Monday, August 29, 2016

Review: River Cast (Tale of Lunarmorte #2) by Samantha Young

River Cast (Tale of Lunarmorte #2) 

Book: River Cast (Tale of Lunarmorte #2)
Author: Samantha Young
Publisher: Samantha Young
Rating: 5 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-book Review Copy

Summary from Goodreads:
Enter a world of fierce wolves, stunning magic and romance...

Swept into the world of the Daylight Coven, Caia is caught between her loyalty to the Daylights and her new insight into the hearts of the Midnights. As more obstacles are thrown in her and Lucien's way, Caia is pushed further adrift from him and Pack Errante. With no one to turn to, Caia has to make the most difficult choice of all...

Who does she truly belong with? The Daylights or the Midnights?

My Review:
Oh my goodness, Samantha Young has outdone herself with this one. I thought I loved the first book Moon Spell but this one is just as good if not better. I LOVED it and could not get enough. I found myself putting off doing other things just so I could keep reading. A great mix of lykan, witches, faeries, and vampires make for an amazing sequel.

Caia and Lucien spend most of their time at the Center. Caia is training and learning more about her magik side while Lucien is hanging out with the lykan at the Center. Their relationship has it’s ups and downs. Caia is focused on finding a way to end the centuries old war between the Daylight and Midnight Covens. She is also wondering if she is making the right decisions. The romantic tension between the two gets tense at times.

Jaeden and Ryder bring a fun and humorous mix to the story. I loved their banter back and forth. I really enjoyed getting to know more about them and how their story comes together. There are many humorous and romantic moments that I will not reveal, don’t want to spoil it for anyone.

The vampire, Rueben, I found myself starting to really like him. I was trying to figure out whose side he is really on though. There is just something about him that is different and exciting. I still do not like Marita, the head of the Daylight Coven. She is made out to be the villain that she is and I just didn’t like her vicious plans.

While most of the story takes place at the Center there are plenty of scenes back with pack Errante. There are many twists and turns with some romance thrown in. There is a cliffhanger ending that will leave you guessing. If you have not started this series I highly recommend that you give it a try, you will not be disappointed. This e-book was provided to me for review. This did not affect my review in any way. 

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Review: Falling For Fire by Talia Jager

Falling For Fire 

Book: Falling For Fire
Author: Talia Jager
Publisher: Talia Jager
Rating: 5 Stars
Level: Young Adult

Summary from Goodreads: 
The fae had an old law—Love is forbidden between faeries of different Seasons. After a chance encounter at a secret party, the Winter princess, Aurora, and the Summer prince, Sorin, soon find their love will not be denied.

My Review:
Falling For Fire in my opinion deserves far more than a five star rating. I absolutely LOVED reading it! The characters and the story just draws you in from the beginning. It is quite a bit of a roller coaster ride full of emotions. It is a fun book to read but I will warn you there are sad parts that will bring tears to your eyes. I felt so drawn into the story and thought how awesome it would be to have these characters as my friends and family.

Aurora, aka, Rory is the Winter faerie princess. She lives with her parents, the King and Queen of Winterland and her siblings. She is training to become Queen one day.

Sorin is the faerie prince of Summer. He lives with his parents, the King and Queen of Summerland and his siblings. He is training to be the King one day. He is also trying to stop his parents from finding him a Summer bride to marry when he turns eighteen.

There are four seasons within the faerie realm. Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Now while they trade with each other they still enforce the old laws which include staying within your own season and a major one, not having a relationship with a faerie from a different season. Then there is the Iron Fey that everyone has to deal with. They were banished long ago and try to start battles with all the seasons.

One night Sorin's best friend Keir asks him to go hang out somewhere Sorin has never been to. They end up at the Falls, where all the seasons land meets. Some of the teenage faeries from the different seasons have been meeting here for years to hang out for a few hours without anyone finding out. They think that it is wrong that they have to be separated from the other seasons. This is where Sorin and Aurora meet and fall in love. They want to change the old laws and get things changed. While the royals do decide to open their gates for each season celebration everything else seems to stay the same. So the teenagers continue to meet once a month at the falls. Will their forbidden love survive, will the iron fey succeed, what will happen next? I would love to tell you about all the different characters and all the things that happen but I don't want to give any spoilers away. I just absolutely loved reading this and I don't think I would stop gushing about it if I started.

Just when you are loving what is happening the author throws a curve ball and the story takes a different turn. There are so many twists, turns and surprises that it will keep you guessing until the very end. I will tell you though I loved Sorin and Aurora, they are just such an amazing couple. I liked their friends too, they were all just so much fun to read about. I also really enjoyed learning about the different seasons and their lands. I would love to live in Winterland and have purple and white hair. The way the author describes the scenes is just enough to make you feel like you are there without being overly descriptive. I really liked a new character, Kailani that we meet about halfway through that fits into Winterland so good. Oh and I have to say that I adored Sorin's little sister Skye, she is just so adorable, sweet and funny.

This is one of those books that you don't want to end. When you finish reading the last page it's heartbreaking because you want it to continue on so much. This is a stand alone book but there is still so much with the storyline that this could be made into a series. I am so hoping this happens. I would love to read more books with these characters. This is one of my favorite books and has one of my favorite details I love in a book, forbidden romance. The author nailed it with this one. This is a must read and I highly recommend it! This e-book was provided to me for review. This did not affect my review in any way.

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Review: The Search for Artemis (Chronicles of Landon Wicker #1) by P.D. Griffith

The Search for Artemis (The Chronicles of Landon Wicker, #1) 

Book: The Search for Artemis (Chronicles of Landon Wicker #1)
Author: P.D. Griffith
Publisher: Gryff Publishing
Rating: 3 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-book Review Copy

Summary from Goodreads:
 Fifteen-year-old Landon Wicker is psychokinetic, but the tragic unleashing of his abilities forces him to run from everything he knows. Alone, terrified and unable to remember the events that compelled him to flee, Landon fights to survive and understand what’s happening to him. He finds solace, however, in the company of hundreds of psychokinetics like him when he’s brought to the Gymnasium.

Now in a world where extraordinary abilities exist; where people don’t just see—but control—the world around them; and where teenagers lift city buses with a thought, Landon struggles to accept his new reality and the guilt over his painful secret. But everything changes when a chance encounter with a mysterious girl propels him on a hunt for answers. After uncovering dark truths the Gymnasium would do anything to keep hidden, Landon is forced to choose where his loyalties lie.

Will Landon accept his past—and his future? Will he discover the truth? What’s hidden in the Restricted Tower, and who is Artemis?

My Review:
The Search for Artemis is a good book with action, suspense and a bit of mystery.

Landon Wicker is a fifteen year old boy who is not looking forward to the school year starting. One day his parents are arguing and Landon goes out to try to stop them and gets angry with his father. This is when his psychokinetic abilities show up. He had no idea that he was psychokinetic. This also causes his parents deaths.

He doesn't know what to do so he takes off and spends time alone in the city trying to figure out what to do. He didn't mean for this to happen. Throughout the city he comes across men in suits that seem to be after him, although he is not sure why. It's not long before he is rescued by a woman from the Gymnasium. He has no idea what he is getting himself into but he sees this as his only option at the moment. The Gymnasium is a school that no one really knows about but is where kids with psychokinetic abilities are brought to.

Landon struggles learning his new abilities but it's not long until he starts to master them. He makes some friends and things are seeming to go good for him. He has finally found somewhere he feels he belongs. Although he is always wondering if there is something else going on in the restricted tower. Will he get the chance to find out?

For me this book was good but it was slow at times and took me some time to get into it. There seemed to be surprises throughout. The ending was a shocker, did not see it coming at all. Overall a nice read. I would continue with this series to see what happens with the characters. This e-book was provided to me for review. This did not affect my review in any way. 

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