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Book Review: Royals by Rachel Hawkins

 

Title: Royals by Rachel Hawkins

Goodreads Summary:

Daisy Winters, average sixteen-year-old, has no desire to live in the spotlight – but it’s not up to you when your perfect older sister is engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. The crown – and the intriguing Miles – might be trying to make Daisy into a lady, but she may have to rewrite the royal rulebook.

Review: When I read the summary for this book I was excited to read it. It sounded really good and a nice lead up to the royal wedding. Once I got reading it though it wasn’t as interesting as I was hoping it would be. It was a nice read over all. I did enjoy the characters especially Daisy and Miles. It didn’t really leave me wanting more when ever I had to put it down. I give this book a three and a half out of five stars.

Book Review: Frostfire by Amanda Hocking

 

Title: Frostfire by Amanda Hocking

Goodreads summary:

Bryn Aven is an outcast among the Kanin, the most powerful of the troll tribes.

Set apart by her heritage and her past, Bryn is a tracker who’s determined to become a respected part of her world. She has just one goal: become a member of the elite King’s Guard to protect the royal family. She’s not going to let anything stand in her way, not even a forbidden romance with her boss Ridley Dresden.

But all her plans for the future are put on hold when Konstantin– a fallen hero she once loved – begins kidnapping changelings. Bryn is sent in to help stop him, but will she lose her heart in the process?

 

Review: I gave this book a five out of five because it was awesome. I couldn’t put it down. Every time I stopped I kept thinking about what was going to happen next and if this or that was going to happen. There are two other books in the series and I can’t wait to read them.

When I started reading this book I had only heard about it from the website of Amanda Hocking. I had read a few of her books before and was hoping that this one was just as good as those books. Let me tell you that this book did not disappoint. There was enough going on in the plot that you will not get bored but it’s not too much of an overload that the details can’t be kept straight. Even though the story takes place in the more modern day it gives you enough of fairy tale feel that takes you to another place. I also liked that this story had some level of romance in it because I will admit I’m a sucker for a little bit of romance. It also has a strong female main character that is trying to make her own way and trying to figure a lot of different things out in her life. I would most definitely recommend this book to anyone.

Book Review: I was here by Gayle Forman

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Title: I was here by Gayle Forman

Goodreads Summary:

When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. About her old roommates, the sort of people Cody never would have met in her dead-end small town in Washington. About Ben McAllister, the boy with a guitar and a sneer, and some secrets of his own. And about an encrypted computer file that Cody can’t open—until she does, and suddenly everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend’s death gets thrown into question.

 

Review:I give this book a five out of five. It was such a moving well written story. It was very humbling not a story that is full of action but just draws you in. Has you feeling for the characters and what they are going through. This book really has me at a loss for words but in a good way. It really moved me.

Book Review: Insidious by Victoria Evers(ARC)

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Title: Insidious by Victoria Evers

Goodreads Summary:

All Kat Montgomery wanted was a fun night out on the town. What she got was a death warrant. As it turns out, the quaint little hamlet of Mystic Harbor, Maine houses more than sandy beaches and adorable B&B’s. Beneath the New England charm rests a deadly world where shifters, demons, vampires, and angelic hunters all vie for power.

A world where magic is the greatest weapon.

Magic that Kat now possesses.

After that one fateful night, she can feel the changes beginning to take hold of her. Only problem, she doesn’t even know what she’s turning into. With threats hiding in plain sight, deciphering the lines between friend and foe is nearly impossible. As if things couldn’t get any worse, Kat learns her only real ally rests in the one person she can’t stand: Reese Blackburn, an insufferably handsome magician whom the town fears most.

Kat’s very soul is at stake, and destiny doesn’t seem to be playing out in her favor. Can these two unlikely partners challenge fate itself before it’s too late?

 

Review: This book is getting a five out of five. I loved the characters and their relationships with one another and how they develop throughout the story. There is action and shocks at every turn and leaves you wanting to read more. I loved how Kat grew as a person as her story developed and how she came to know Reese as a person and formed her own opinion of him instead of just listening to her friends. I hope this is going to be a series because I would love to see where Kat ends up.