Shadow (Book One) Book Review

34215534Author: L.A. Shine

Publisher: Create Space Independent Publishing

Genre: YA Fiction, Fantasy

Pages: 148

Ethan West had it all, great parents, a younger sister who he adored, an amazing girlfriend, best friend, and a college football scholarship.
That was until his entire world turned upside down when his family was brutally murdered.
Fast forward five years and Ethan is the best demon hunter alive, he will stop at nothing to find the demon that killed his parents even if it kills him.”

My Thoughts:

This book really surprised me. It was certainly different than what I was expecting, yet it was exactly what you think it would be after reading the blurb. Obviously with much more detail.
Ethan was a very strong character. For someone who’s whole life changed in a single night he was very tough. Too often we come across hero’s/heroine’s with sad back stories that are incredibly whiny. Which creates an awful tone for the book. A sort of nails on a chalk board if you will. It’s cringe worthy. Not Ethan! He was macho, he was brave, confident and a heck of a warrior!
As an indie book there were still a few things that needed to be worked on. Particularly the writing style. Some of the story didn’t flow together as coherently as other parts. Some of the characters just seemed unnecessarily hostile. I really appreciated that there wasn’t a lot of information dumping though. At the beginning it feels as though were thrown right into a bad dream, then we basically hyper jump years into the future. That part was really fun! I didn’t feel as though I missed out on anything due to lack of detail.
There are mainstream YA books that often lose my interest because of way too much information.

Recommend?

Absolutely 🙂 especially if you’re looking for with action. Believe me that was not lacking in this book. Despite being just under 150 pages, this was an easy read. It was short and sweet. Sometimes that’s exactly what you need.

Rating:

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I gave this book 3.5 stars. It was good, but as I said some things just didn’t flow. I am really glad I had the opportunity to read this.

***I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.***

You can get your own copy of this book via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Book Depository.

Masters and Beginners Volume One (The Order Of The Twelve Tribes) Book Review

20170510_231952.jpgAuthor: Daley Downing

Publisher: Daley Downing

Genre: YA Fiction, Fantasy

Pages: 194

“When Sophie Driscoll’s grandmother dies, her parents take over running the Annex, a warehouse facility that stores magical artifacts and documents proving, and protecting, the existence of faeries. Sophie and her brothers, Flynn and Cal, happily adjust to a new house, new friends, and a new way of living, joining the ranks of generations who have kept the fey and mortal realms separate for centuries. Before the first month of their new life is over, they’ll encounter romance, elves, talking cats, ancient secrets, and potentially lethal danger. What could possibly go wrong…”

There truly is not enough hype for good indie authors in the world. Daley Downing did a SPECTACULAR job with her book. She built an incredible world. Not to mention the characters! Why did this book have to end???

My Thoughts:

Whoa talk about a fanciful book! The world of Fey has never before seemed so magical to me. There are Pixies, Elves and even Angels! (sorry teeny tiny spoiler there.) This world that we are transported to is so beautifully detailed that you feel as though it could truly be a part of our reality. Heck I wouldn’t be surprised if there really were Pixies dancing in my backyard every night.

Following the characters through this story to the very end, I felt as if I knew them personally. Sophie, Flynn and Cal have an impressive sibling relationship. All close to one another, they act more like best friends. Protective best friends. Specifically Flynn and Sophie when it comes to their love interests. It’s very cute.
Not one of the characters rubbed me the wrong way. All of them were extremely likable. Sophie seemed more like the brains of the outfit, though often times they seemed to brainstorm together. While Flynn seemed a little more comfortable taking action. Cal being the youngest one contributed as best he could.

The parents, Kate and James, were very much involved in this story. They also had a really great relationship. I got the feeling they were a dynamic duo back in their day and still have that reputation today. As you read you can feel how much they love and care for their children. Always worrying about them and hoping for the best out come. Yet they don’t coddle them. Instead they let them figure things out for themselves, though they are always there to help when/if needed.

At the beginning it was a little overwhelming how many characters were introduced at once. I flipped back and forth a couple of times because I forgot who someone was. As the book went on though everything came together and I was sad to see the book come to an end. Let’s just say waiting for the next book is going to be challenging. I can’t wait to find out what happens with the Council, the Order,  Sophie and Flynn. I wonder what new things will be introduced! It feels as though we’ve only hit the tip of the iceberg that is a vast world of magical creatures.

Recommend?

Is the sky blue? Do birds fly?? Yes I recommend this! Everyone, everyone should read this. Not just those who like Fantasy. Anyone who enjoys reading about the bond of family, siblings or enjoys whole new worlds would greatly appreciate this.

Rating:

I gave this a 5 out of 5 stars 🙂 I really can’t wait to read the next book. Pretty positive I’ll read this again before the next one is available to hold me over.

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Daley Downing is one of the first bloggers I started following here on WordPress. She’s also one of the very first blogger friends I’ve made. I’m happy to call her a friend 🙂 and SO humbled that she sought me out as a first reader for her book. I loved reading this book. It was such a great adventure to be a part of. I’m only sad I didn’t get a chance to write this review sooner. This book has a special place on my shelf 😉 along side the beautiful gifts that were sent to me. (Except the scarf 🙂 because I’ll be wearing that out. Oh and the lovely necklace.)

Thank you Daley for sending me a copy. I LOVE that it was signed on the inside ❤

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Everything Everything Book Review

18692431Author: Nicola Yoon

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Fiction

Pages: 310

“My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.
Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.”

It’s no secret that I have been extremely eager to read this book. With the movie coming out in about seven days (six if we count the midnight release) I felt pressed for time to finish it. The reading slump was of course no big help. To say that I pushed myself to get through it wouldn’t be a complete lie. However it was the easiest time I’ve ever had “pushing” myself through a book. If I was reading any other book, I don’t think I would have gotten over this hump.
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Small Recap: 

Yoon does a wonderful job of presenting many strong aspects about family. The loss of family, the overwhelming love of family, and even the struggle of being in a toxic family. Most of the characters that she has created handle the situations as best anyone can hope for. Though she has written them as young teenagers, they handle their problems with a maturity beyond their years. As an adult, this made it very easy to understand and relate to the characters. That isn’t something often found in YA books these days.

Madeline is probably the worlds most sheltered girl. She has spent her entire life inside the confines of her own home. This thanks to her Severe Combined Immune Deficiency or SCID. The air is filtered, no one can come inside without her mothers permission. Even then they must undergo tests and walk through a decontamination chamber before setting foot in the house. Maddy lives with her mom/doctor and at home nurse Carla. She has a great relationship with Carla who has cared for her since she was an infant. Her relationship with her mother is close yet strained. They are each other’s best friends, there are no secrets between them. It probably helps to mention that they are all the other has now. (I won’t tell you why 😉 I’ll let you read the book and discover that for yourself.) However it’s easy to see that Maddy’s mother treats her as though she’s made of fine fragile crystal that could shatter at the slightest touch.
Maddy has accepted this lifestyle though. She does the same thing day-in and day-out with no complaint. Until of course Olly and his family move next door……

Want to know something impressive about this book? No. Insta-love. Finally! There is an actual development regarding the romance in this story.
When Madeline first see’s Olly there are no instant sparks or corny lines about him being “the one.” It’s more like extreme curiosity, on both ends. For Olly, who’s that pretty girl behind the glass? For Madeline, who’s that perfectly ordinary boy living a perfectly ordinary life? Her curiosity is driven by the desire for normalcy. To be a normal teenage girl who goes to school, makes normal friends and has real normal crushes. After they meet, which takes time, the two become a little obsessed with each other. That is Maddy constantly thinks about Olly. They spend hours talking to one another over IM’s and e-mails (Who remembers AIM? I feel old). Slowly but surely they get to know one another. Then, things get really good 😉 and I’ll end the recap right there.

My Thoughts:

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Let’s hear it for diversity!
There’s no lack of that in this story. Madeline herself is half Japanese and half African American. Can you imagine what a beautiful mix that would make in a person? There’s so much raw culture in that! Her dark colored skin and big curly hair are the most dominant cultural features she has. Maddy’s mother is Japanese, beautiful. Her at home nurse Carla, is Hispanic which we’re often reminded of with her accent and Mexican customs. Let’s not forget Olly, whose pale skin contrasts highly with his all dark clothes that he constantly wears. There haven’t been too many books about diversity that I’ve read. In fact I’d say that I can count them on about three or four fingers. This was truly a treat for me to read because of this alone.

Maddy’s character is the one that I enjoyed the most. Although she acknowledges that she’s stuck in a mundane life, she has a kind of secret strength about her. That strength comes out every time she tells herself not to hope for things she can never have. I couldn’t help but have all the hope for her. That carries on until the very end of the book. The illustrations Maddy draws also help us as readers to really get inside her head. Plus they are very intricate. It’s impossible not to get more hooked.

Olly’s character was very different from your typical YA romance heart throb. He was strong yet naive. His home life is tragic. It breeds frustration. I kept yelling at him to do the right thing by his family. When it came to Maddy he was sweet and romantic. He always wanted to believe in the best possible outcome for her. Let’s not forget that he’s described as having a sculpted body. Probably thanks to his hobby of parkour.

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Not this.

Recommend?

YES. Yes yes and yes. Yoon’s beautiful writing was so smooth. The entire book flowed perfectly. There was a very very brief moment where it slowed down a tad but it in no way affected the over all feeling of the book. I highly recommend this to everyone. Especially if you’re looking for a good, easy contemporary. One that doesn’t focus entirely on the romance. Instead this was focused on the main character.

Rating:

I give the book a whopping 5 out of 5 stars!!!! The first in a long time 🙂 it feels really good to read a book so deserving of this rating.
I’m so glad I read this book. It was incredibly rewarding. Absolutely lived up to its hype. I waited a long time to read this book and strongly feel that it was well worth it.
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Knowing my reading community, I think I can confidently say that everyone is pretty excited to see this movie. If it’s any bit as good as the book has been, we’re all gonna cry and laugh and even swoon a little together.

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Have you read this book yet? Leave your (non-spoilery) thoughts below and let me know what you thought of it 🙂 Do you currently have it on you TBR? Any plans to see the movie? Let me know!

A Thousand Pieces Of You Book Review

Author: Claudia Graythousandpieces

Publisher: Harper Teen

Genre: YA Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Pages: 357
“Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.”

My Thoughts:

Ugh! I have so much to say about this book but, I’m struggling with how to get it out. According to WordPress I’ve revised this post 25 times. That’s just so far! It feels like it’s been way too long since I’ve read a really good book. I’m so very glad that I picked this up. Typically I don’t read Sci-Fi. I’m more of a Fantasy/Contemporary kind of girl. This is the first book by Claudia Gray that I have read. I was not at all disappointed and I have a a distinct feeling I won’t soon forget her name.

From the very beginning we are thrown right into the plot. Which sounds a little intimidating but is actually quite the opposite. It’s very engaging. In fact the whole book is. Meg and her family have just suffered a terrible loss. Her dad. A wonderful Physicist whom with the help of Meg’s mom created the Firebird. Which as we know from the blurb is the one device that allows multi-dimensional travel.
There is a bit of science mumbo jumbo here but don’t let that intimidate you. 
You won’t find any overloads of information dumping here. You don’t even need to have a keen grasp on Physics to understand what’s going on. Heck even the main character isn’t a Science nerd. Half the time she seems more confused than the reader.

From there we do a lot of jumping around, which makes the book pretty fast paced. Gray did one hell of a job making sure it all went smoothly though. She also did a hell of a job making you think. Parallel universes have always peaked the interests of people around the world. The idea is that there are worlds running in tandem with our own, almost exactly like our own. The difference between all of them is that one choice we didn’t make. Ex; Wearing that red jacket instead of that grey sweater. Eating a bowl of oatmeal instead of cereal. There are also the big choices, like majoring in Political Science instead of History.


In this book it’s much more than that. A parallel world could not only have another you and another of every one you’ve ever known, it could also be 20 times more advanced or 20 times more behind your actual time. Meg jumps into a futuristic London where gadgets are so advanced that they are using holograms and rings as phones. There’s also a 17th/18th century look a like Russian mash up where the phone has barely been invented and they still travel by horse carriage. Oh oh, and I cant forget the world with Oceanic ships that most of the population is living on due to rising Ocean levels. 

This book was amazing. I loved all of the characters. Were there times where I cringed at their behavior? Yes. Plenty, especially Megs. Specifically (without spoilers) one decision she made that I honestly did not like her for. It was completely rash and she had not a care in the world for any consequences that may have happened afterward. Know why? Because she could just up and leave so the heck with it! At least that’s it made me feel. Which was great! The frustration, the disgust, the tears and the laughter are all part of what makes a book, right?

“I love it!”

Recommend?

YES. Absolutely! This book has everything. Adventure, action, mystery, romance, family. Oh and multi dimensional traveling. 
I personally can not wait to get my hands on the next two books. 

Rating:

Four and a half stars for me 🙂 This book wasn’t without flaw. But despite the obvious love triangle here and the moment of predictability this book was still a huge hit for me. The creativity in the writing was astounding. The beautiful detail that puts you in each dimension, the desperation to save ones family that you feel from Meg. LOVE!

If you haven’t picked up this book yet I very much suggest that you do. You won’t be disappointed.

 

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The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman Book Review

courtney-hoffmanAuthor: Brady G. Stefani

Publisher: Spark Press

Genre: YA, Sci-Fi

Pages: 282

Fifteen year old Courtney wants to be normal like her friends. But there’s something frighteningly different about her—and it’s not just the mysterious tattoo her conspiracy-obsessed grandfather marked her with before he disappeared. She’s being visited in her bedroom at night by aliens claiming to have shared an alliance with her grandfather. And imaginary or not, they’re starting to to take over her mind. “Mental illness is a slippery slope,” her mother warns her.

The last thing Courtney wants to do is end up crazy and dead like her grandfather did. But what about the tattoo? And the aliens trying to recruit her? With her new alien-savvy friend Agatha and her apocalyptic visions, Courtney begins connecting the dots between the past, present and future—of her bloodline, and the ancient history that surrounds it. Is she going insane, like her family claims her grandfather did, or is she actually a “chosen one” with ancestral connections to another world? Either way, Courtney has a mission: untangle her past, discover the truth, and stop the apocalypse before it’s too late for everyone.”

My Thoughts:

……………………Soooo, this was a DNF for me. I tried really hard to finish this. The premise sounds so promising. I actually thought this was going to be a book about mental illness. Nope. It wasn’t. I got about halfway? So I’d say that’s a pretty good effort. Unfortunately there came a point where I was just dreading picking this up and realized it was time to call it quits. 
If you go to the Goodreads page for this you’ll see that a lot of people enjoyed this book. It has so many 5 and 4 star ratings! So it would appear that I’m one of the very select few who did not enjoy it. Let me tell you why………..

Courtney, while 15, acted more like she was in middle school. To her credit she does very much want to get help. The way that she pursues this notion is ridiculous. She recklessly goes to a doctor who does his research in the basement of a rundown building. Where he drugs her and does who know what while she’s out. Courtney doesn’t even tell anyone that she’s there. Also she almost freaking goes back!!!……..WTF!? 
As if that’s not bad enough she puts her trust in someone she met at a Psychiatric Hospital. Together they seek out some bar in the middle of whereversville. I mean Courtney just up and leaves, once again without telling a single other person where she’s going or who she’s with. 


Courtney’s mom is a total and utter bitch. Seriously. At no point does she show any support for her own daughter. She has Courtney committed to a hospital because she basically can’t deal with her. She’s convinced that Courtney is doing this all for attention and will eventually corrupt her youngest daughter. The author wrote her with basically no maternal instincts. It certainly made for some good old fashioned frustration. 

I could not get through this. Maybe if the author had picked one theme to go with I could have committed to at least fishing the book. It’s hard to say really where this was even going. First the main character is going crazy, no wait she’s actually seeing real Aliens, no wait there’s a God conspiracy and apparently whatever this is is in Courtney’s blood. Oh oh! Let’s not forget the impending apocalypse that has to be stopped.


I’m sorry……..what??? 90 percent of the time I was not only confused but very frustrated with the character. Which just led to my being annoyed with the whole book.
Honestly I don’t know what it would take to save this book for me. There’s a good chance that it’s just me. Not my cup of tea and all that. I like sci-fi as much as the next person. I also like reading/watching anything about mental health. You say the word conspiracy and you’ve got my attention for at least 12 hours easy. All of this could make for one hell of a story, if only directed a little be more neatly.
I actually feel really bad about not enjoying this book 😦 Especially since the author was so kind as to give me an audio version of it.
Unfortunately I’m going to have to give this a 1 out of 5 stars.

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Recommend?

………not to a single person that I personally know. However, to my readers I say yes. For the most part this book got pretty good reviews. If you like a lot of ideas being thrown at you with little to no real detail at all, then go for it! Heck I hear there’s even a sequel on the way *cringes.* I will always encourage my readers to try a book out for themselves. You just never know, you might fall in love with it and change my mind about giving it another chance.

*I received a copy of this book from the author courtesy of YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. And honest it was……*

Seasons Within Book Review

swAuthor: Lele Iturrioz

Publisher: Acorn Publishing

Publication Date: 12/15/16

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Get it here: Amazon

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“Most teenage girls know their name, where they came from, who they are. Not G, a beautiful redhead with unusual markings on her wrist. She gets her name from a silver locket she keeps around her neck, unaware the engraved letter “G” on its front holds the secret to her past.

G’s life before the age of six has been a mystery to her. Each night for the last twelve years she’s been haunted by the same nightmare—a war. Horrendous beasts, warriors able to wield the four elements, and a boy who saves her by means of blue fire taunt her memory. But on her eighteenth birthday, G’s life begins to unravel. When she meets her new Chemistry professor, a man with an uncanny resemblance to the boy who saves her, she knows there must be more to her dreams.

It’s dangerous not knowing who you are, what you’re capable of, and what future awaits you. Especially when the darkness that slaughtered your entire world, just found you.”

My Thoughts: 

First can I just say ❤ that cover!!!! Seriously guys tell me this wouldn’t stop you in your tracks if you saw that at the book store? Look at how captivating those colors are, it’s so vibrant and incredibly creative.
Secondly, this world is amazing. It’s so clearly driven by inspiration, innovation and imagination (woops bunch of i words there). From the very beginning it’s hard not to picture everything exactly as the author describes it.

Iturrioz did a phenomenal job with her characters. G is an orphan and can’t remember anything about her life before the age of 12 (Does that remind anyone else of the movie Anastasia?). For as long as she know’s she has always had a locket with the letter “G” on it. Like the blurb says, things begin to change for her and fast around her birthday. That doesn’t scare off G though. No. She embraces it and jumps right in to her new responsibilities. Throughout the book we really see who she is as a person. She’s strong willed and has the best of intentions, she doesn’t hesitate to place herself in danger for her friends. Speaking of, there are quite a few of them.

Pryiam, Edan, Willow, Veter, Hunter, Shui, and Donovan. Including G that makes for a merry band of eight characters! I love a big group of friends as much as the next person but this was probably the only part about the book that I wasn’t fond of. Sometimes when there are too many characters it can turn you off because it’s so much to keep up with. It feels a little overwhelming. This bunch though wasn’t so bad. Their relationship made it a little easier. It didn’t take away from how good the book was. In fact their friendship made you feel as if you were a part of the group yourself.

This book was not only packed with fantastic creatures, magic and action but there was also a lot of humor. It gave this book so much balance! There’s no way anyone can read this and not feel a connection to everything. It’s gripping and compelling. The way it grabs your attention and refused to let go is surreal. Before you know it you’ve reached the end of the book. Pretty soon all you want to do is go back to page one!
I really can’t wait for the next one. That I will definitely put at the top of my TBR.

Recommend?  Yes! Yes yes yes. Get it, read it, and fall into one heck of an adventure.

My Rating:
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*I received a copy of this book from the publisher and Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.*

Author Bio:

lele

Major geek by day, hermit writer by night! Love books, sugar gliders and everything that comes in a delicious taco.
I’m the author of the YA fantasy  series, Seasons Within
I spend my time writing,  planning on  writing, reading, drinking coffee like there was no tomorrow, MMA and chilling with my friends and loved ones.

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Of Fire and Stars Book Review

25164304Author: Audrey Coulthurst

Publisher: Balzer + Bay

Genre: YA, LGBT, Fantasy

Pages: 389

Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.

Now, Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine—called Mare—the sister of her betrothed.

When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two become closer, Mare is surprised by Denna’s intelligence and bravery, while Denna is drawn to Mare’s independent streak. And soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.

But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.”

This is the first OwlCrate book that I have read, yet it’s from the third box that I received. How did that happen? Well because of that plot line of course!!!! ❤ A Princess who falls in love with……….the Princess!? Uhm, yeess! In a previous post I said that it was my very first LGBT book. Well that may not have been accurate, I forgot I had read one before that in October. Pretty close though, it’s only my second 🙂

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed the idea behind this book. Princess Dennaleia who is sweet and very innocent, falls for the ever trouble making Princess Amaranthine (Mare) who’s attitude could use some serious readjusting. It’s your classic “opposite’s attract” type of romance.
Both characters undergo some serious personality changes by the end of the book. One finds her voice and strength while the other finds her heart is a little softer than she realized. There is also a very strong message about having to hide who you are in order to save face for those that you care about.

This story had some incredible potential. Unfortunately, it just didn’t utilize that. Everything is in the right place. The magic, the prejudice, the romance even the need for ones freedom to just be themselves. Oh and of course the action and mystery. Heck even the writing is great! The author made it really easy to read the book. It was just so…….predictable.

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I literally had everything figured out by the time I got halfway through the book. Well all the major points of the story anyway. Which completely ruined any surprise for me.  There were minor details that slipped past me but mostly because I was already turned off of the book by then. I finished it, but only out of obligation. I had already dedicated my time to reading it so why not see it through you know?

It was all too easy to pin point who the antagonist was, where the romance was headed, who would and wouldn’t be on their side. There was a serious lack of “wow” to this book and it brought nothing new to the table at all.
I also didn’t feel the love between Denna and Mare. I wanted too. I was rooting for them the entire time! Unfortunately there was no connection to any of the characters or even the story itself.
When it ended I wasn’t sad. Am I interested in what happens next?

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Sure why not. I don’t think I’ll be sitting at the edge of my seat, marking down the days or rushing out to the stores when the next one comes out though. I still have some high hopes though. Again there’s just SO MUCH POTENTIAL! It kills me to see it not realized.

Recommend?
Ya ok. Read it, try it out, see what you think for yourself. It’s really not a bad book or story line, it’s just not new. Hey some folks like that though. It’s comforting. Plus it has magic, magic is always a crowd pleaser 🙂

My Rating:

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