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Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Goodreads Summary:

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Review: Where has this book been all my life! I have heard a lot about Sarah J. Maas and her books and was nervous to read her books because sometime books don’t live up the hype that is around them. This book definitely lives up to the hype. I loved the characters and how they develop over the story and really hope it continues throughout the series. I really enjoyed reading in Feyre’s point of view and how she is able to handle herself as well as take care of the people she loves. She is able to stand up for herself even if it isn’t the smartest thing to do. Then moving on to reading about Tamlin and learning about him piece by piece as he starts opening up instead of being all mysterious.This whole book had me laughing,crying and everything in between. It has been a while since I have read a book that has had me doing that. I give this book a HUGE five out of five stars and would highly recommend it to anyone.

Book Review: Cracked Kingdom by Erin Watt

Title: Cracked Kingdom by Erin Watt

Goodreads Summary:

Ever since Hartley Wright met Easton Royal, her life hasn’t been the same. There are enemies behind every corner and dangers beyond each door. When tragedy strikes and steals her memories, she can’t trust anyone, not even the blue-eyed boy who promises her that everything will be all right.

Because while Hartley’s memory is full of gaps, her instincts tell her Easton is dangerous. She doesn’t know if he’s the snake in the garden or her chance at salvation. The chaos he brings wherever he goes is too much to handle, the intense feelings he evokes are too confusing to unravel.

Easton wants her to remember. Hartley thinks it’s better to forget.

She might be right.

Tragedy. Treachery. Trust. Hartley has to face the facts—in this world, you can’t escape the Royals.

Either you live by their rules or you die by them.

Review: This book was really very good. I want to say that it has more drama in it than the other books in the series. Most of it though was towards the end which kind of made the beginning a little slow but I do think that it all works together. The characters really developed in this book and you can see their growth and more of who they are. The characters that you can really see grow and develop is Easton and Harley. They both really come together and are the perfect pair. You really get to learn more about both of them. I’m not sure if there are going to be anymore books in the Royals Series but if there are not I think this book is the perfect ending. I give this book a four and half out of five stars.

Book Review:Fallen Heir by Erin Watt

Title: Fallen Heir by Erin Watt

Goodreads Summary:

These Royals will ruin you.

Easton Royal has it all: looks, money, intelligence. His goal in life is to have as much fun as possible. He never thinks about the consequences because he doesn’t have to.

Until Hartley Wright appears, shaking up his easy life. She’s the one girl who’s said no, despite being attracted to him. Easton can’t figure her out and that makes her all the more irresistible.

Hartley doesn’t want him. She says he needs to grow up.

She might be right.

Rivals. Rules. Regrets. For the first time in Easton’s life, wearing a Royal crown isn’t enough. He’s about to learn that the higher you start, the harder you fall.

Review: I don’t even know where to begin with this book. I loved the first three and was really excited when this one came out to continue the story of the Royal brothers. It at first wasn’t like I thought it was going to be because it started out really slowly but as I continued reading it all just kept building and building. I couldn’t wait to finish it. I really enjoyed reading Easton’s point of view in this book. You really got to see who he really is and what he struggles with. You get to see Easton actually have to work towards a relationship with Hartley instead of her just falling for him because of who he is. You can see the they both have gone through so much in their lives and that those events have really affected them. I definitely felt like this book was leading up to something huge and I can’t wait to continue reading the next book in the Royal series to find out! I give this book a five out of five.

Book Review: Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Title: Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Goodreads Summary:

DOON…

Veronica doesn’t think she’s going crazy. But why can’t anyone else see the mysterious blond boy who keeps popping up wherever she goes? When her best friend, Mackenna, invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Veronica jumps at the opportunity to leave her complicated life behind for a few months.

But the Scottish countryside holds other plans.

Not only has the imaginary kilted boy followed her to Alloway, she and Mackenna uncover a strange set of rings and a very unnerving letter from Mackenna’s great aunt—and when the girls test the instructions Aunt Gracie left behind, they find themselves transported to a land that defies explanation. Doon seems like a real-life fairy tale, complete with one prince who has eyes for Mackenna and another who looks suspiciously like the boy from Veronica’s daydreams. But Doon has a dark underbelly as well. The two girls could have everything they’ve longed for…or they could end up breaking an enchantment and find themselves trapped in a world that has become a nightmare.

Review: This book/series has been on my TBR for a while now and I finally decided to start reading them. I am so glad I did. This first book had me wanting more at every turn. The authors develop the story very well and I really liked the different viewpoints from the two main characters Veronica and Kenna. If you like a fairytale mixed with action then this is the book for you. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series to see what happens next. I give this book at five out of five.

Book Review: When It’s Real by Erin Watt

Title: When It’s Real by Erin Watt

Goodreads Summary:

Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley’s team decides it’s time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he’s settled down.

Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett-devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of “normal.” Under ordinary circumstances she’d never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn’t have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley’s team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley’s a shallow, self-centered jerk? It’s not like they’re going to fall for each other in real life…right?

Review: OMG! Where to start. I normally read more fantasy books than regular fiction books but I picked this one up to read because I loved the Royals series. This one was no different. I couldn’t put it down. I wanted to keep learning more about Oakley Ford and Vaughn Bennett and to see where their story was going. There was a lot of depth to each of them and even the minor characters. It was beautifully written and I can’t wait to read more from them. If you are looking for something with a lot of drama and romance then honestly look no further and grab this baby! I give this book a HUGE five out of five.

Book Review: Winning The Legend by B. Kristin McMichael

 

Title: Winning The Legend by B. Kristin McMichael

Goodreads Summary:

Arianna has gathered the outside clans to decide her fate in marriage. A tournament will be held, and she is the prize, whether she wants to be or not. The only thing for her to do is watch the clan leaders fight over her, or is it? Thanks to her team’s well-made plans, Arianna has other strategies in place. Hopefully one of those plans will earn her freedom. As the contestants gather and she learns more about the night human world, there are new allies to keep close and more enemies to keep even closer. Some even hold more secrets to her legend and possibly the actual reason to her existence. Now Arianna must decide what to do with the fate she has been dealt. The time has come to step out of the shadows of the men who protect her, and into her own power. The time is now for Arianna to take control, and fight for the destiny she wants to live.

Review: I finally got to read the final book in this trilogy and it did not disappoint. I just love the main character Arianna. Even though she is figuring out a new world she does it while being a complete boss. The author does a marvelous job of showing the growth of all the characters throughout all three books. This one had me on the edge of my seat and I just couldn’t put it down. I even read it at work during the down time. I give this book a five out of five.

Book Review: The Day Human Prince by B. Kristin McMichael

 

Title: The Day Human Prince by B. Kristin McMichael

Goodreads summary:

Devin Alexander grew up as the only day human in a world surrounded by night humans who drank blood, sometimes his blood. He spent his life training toward one goal: the protection of one of those blood drinkers, Arianna Grace. But what is he supposed to do when the blue-eyed girl of the legends doesn’t need him anymore? What does his life mean then? How is a guy supposed to move on when the girl he has yearned over for a decade has chosen someone else?

Before he can even start to figure out his new life without Arianna, Devin has to deal with another problem. He needs to take care of some unfinished business with a night human he has known for less than a month, but with whom he is magically bound.

Vanessa McKinny has promised that she knows a way to undo the spell she placed on Devin to save his life. Devin would do anything to break the bond to be free of her, even if it means traveling to the sidhe village, a place inhabited by a race of night humans that has not had a day human visitor in more than a hundred years. If he doesn’t want to get stuck, he must work with Nessa to find a way to break the bond. Only then can Devin have time to get back to finding his new goal in life, unless he discovers that his path lies with the sidhe.

Review: I decided to read this book after I finished reading the authors other trilogy called The Blue Eyes. I wasn’t really expecting anything from this book because spin-offs can sometimes just fall flat but this one did not. It kept me wanting more around every corner and wondering what will happen next. It has a nice balance of action, drama and romance. I loved learning more about a couple of the characters that were in the previous trilogy. I highly recommend this book but you should read The Blue Eyes trilogy first and then read this one. I give this book a five out of five.