Illumine (Illumine #1)My Review
This is a very interesting story. It starts out with a girl who saw her boyfriend murdered. She has nightmares, she thinks she's seeing things. All she wants is for things to be normal. Nope, she isn't gunna get her normal back because she herself just ain't normal. When she gets frightened or stressed, she shoots blue fire from her hands. Then she starts seeing what looks like wings in her back. So she goes to Maine. Then she finds out Kayden, who is the demon that was summoned to kill her and he's following her around. And yet instead of killing her, he can't touch her, so Kayden decides to find out why. It's an interesting turn of events.
It took me a minute to get into it, but when the crazy hits the fan at the party for Essallie, things start getting good. There's some good action, and the pacing is very fast, so you'll soak it up quick. Plus, there's all kinda goodies in here, angels and demons and magic :) Essallie is a little, I don't know, almost annoying at the beginning. I know you might be loosing it, but jeez, must we whine. Thank goodness she got much better into the story. Kayden is not your typical demon and I loved that about him. He is creeptastic of course, but he has depth.
The plot is suspenseful and interesting. I enjoyed the twists as things were revealed and I loved the ending, when your mind is blown by everything. My only complaint is the POV and scene switching. It maybe could've been a little but smoother, but nothing crazy or too bad. Also, there's a bit of spelling and punctuation errors here. As well as a lack of explanations from when Essallie moves from one school to another. She has her accident, and then it skips several months, the move, and she is in a new school with new friends. I would have liked have a little bit more explanations. But, it's also a short novella, so I know that some of the more detail and info dumps get skipped to make it a short story. So, I would love to read book two, and I'm looking forward to more :) Hopefully, some of the flaws won't make it to that one :) 3.5 PAWS!
Compelled (Coveted #3)
For the past five years, Natalya Stravinsky has dreamed of two things: to rejoin the South Toms River werewolf pack and to be reunited with Thorn Grantham. Fate may have brought the pack back into her life, but unless she journeys to Russia to save Thorn, the love she’s found may be lost again. For a stubborn werewolf like Natalya, no distance is too far, no magic spell too complex to master, because one way or another she will find a way to have everything she has ever wanted.
My ReviewSo, I still haven't read book one, I know nuts. BUT I've read book two and now this one, and it's a very good ending! I really enjoyed getting to know Nat and the people surrounding her. And now, with who she is and what she's become, it's bitter sweet. Plus, it's hilarious that she's an OCD werewolf!! I also love that we learn a little bit of magic can happen too :) Nat goes to Russia to learn that magic and those women are a trip. And the secondary characters are some of the best parts of this book! Her friend Tyler, yeah he's a drawf, who's a male model LOL
The plot is great and kept the pages turning for me. And the love between Nat and Thorn is wonderful, especially after reading book two with their predicament. You learn so much about Thorn, though he isn't as "present" as he was in book two. And Nat's risking her life to save him. Yep, it's all about true love!!
This is supposed to be the last of this series, but I am really hoping that one day, we get more of them! I loved Nat's crazy family, even if I wanted to shoot most of them. And seeing her brother and her grandmother, who are AWESOME, with their lives continuing make it all the more special. This is a great addition to the series. 5 PAWS!!!
Killer Frost (Mythos Academy #6)
Unclaimed (The Amoveo Legend #5)My Review
I have't read any of the other books of this series, but I still enjoyed this one! Tatiana is a half breed wolf. She has always had that hanging over her head. And now, her sister found a mate, so she should expect one too. :) But Tatiana refuses to have someone chosen for her, she wants free will to chose who she wants. And she has tried everything to escape from that life. But when she is summoned by the King, because he needs her veterinarian skills on his ranch, she is pretty much forced to go. But she's only going for the horses that are in trouble :) Then she meets Dom. He's a leader of the Guardians, and he's had a rough go as well. He's seen Tatiana in his dreams, and he knows she's his mate, but that doesn't mean she's gunna be nice about it :)
Dom has a lot on his plate, his traitor sister and her purist group, and the humans out to destroy the Amoveo, are coming in from all sides. And the the horses on the ranch dying, it's just not acceptable. AND to top it off, his own mate wants nothing to do with him. I had to laugh at how much these two fought. It's a great bang to start a relationship :)
This is an interesting series and I do believe I will need to read all of the books in it. :) The plot is great, because there's a lot of action and mystery, and yes romance, but twists and lots of crazy happenings. I really enjoyed this one. I look forward to reading more. 4.5 PAWS!!!
Embrace (Kane Wolves #2)
So I LOVED Howl, and I really couldn't wait to read this one. Howl left is hanging and I needed to finish what was started :) So, this is two books that make a duology, instead of a trilogy. I liked that too :) There's a lot of action going on, and suspense, which kept my pages turning, and hope for the romance :) Sophie asked Dan to come back. Sophie's twin Tristan is not ok with this because he doesn't trust Dan, and no one really understands why she needed him to come back. But she's still alpha, not just of her family but now of the Larsen family too. She is definitely being tested because of that. And Magda, from the Larsen family, is also the daughter on an Alpha. She calls her father to start trouble for Sophie. No one really thinks Sophie has the right to be alpha, or that she is good enough for the job. Of course it's cuz she's a girl :) But Sophie's smart, she calls the council, makes the meet, and wants to stop the attacks of all the humans on the east coast.
But after her failed attempt with the council, he family is attacked. The house burns down, guns shots at them, and the family gets separated, and Daniel gets lost when he tries to help Sophie run. Sophie has so much to learn to become alpha as a female of not just one, but two packs. Plus, she's learning to become an adult. Yes she makes a bad decision here and there, but then she does everything she can to fix it.
The fast paced, action packed, awesomeness of this story had me glued to the pages. There's of course werewolves, :) and a little romance, and some crazy people. LOL Plus, it's completely unpredictable and there's a whole bunch of twists that I didn't see coming. The writing is flawless, the basis of the wolves is excellent, and overall I couldn't be more happy! I LOVED IT! I wish there were MORE!! ;) 5 PAWS!!
Through The Veil (#1)
by Christi Snow
Stone Guardian (Entwined Realms #1)
So, I think Gargoyles are the new it, because this one has made me love them!! I found this on netgalley and boy am I ever glad they accepted my request. Terek is some kind of hawtness that I dunno if I could stand not knowing him :) He's an alpha gargoyle and it's a whole new ball game. Who ever thought stone could be so hot! LOL And this new world that is built here, it's amazing. Plus, there's not all that much usually spread around for the gargoyles, other than stone, right. Well not anymore.
Terak is his clan's leader. They are not only separate from the humans, but all the other supernatural creatures as well. Until the Oracle summons him. Yeah you show up for that meeting, trust me. She tells him he must guard a human names Larissa. Terak doesn't understand why this human could mean anything, except when he starts guarding her, he figures out something... Mate.
Larissa is human, but she is special. She is also not trying to prove to anyone that she's anything more than human. Thank you for that, no ones dying for stupidity. :) I loved her charming personality, her whole family of dudes, who treat her like she's grandma's crystal vase. Not pronounced VAYS, but VOS.... You know all special and what not LOL. She was born on the day the two worlds collided, the human world and the supernatural world. Her dad and 4 brothers are all cops, and they are not into supernatural, after all, their mom died on that special day giving birth to Larissa, so they blame the supernaturals. So, Larissa is very sheltered when it comes to anything other than human things. And then all of a sudden, supernaturals are coming out of the wood to kill her. She doesn't understand, and she's freaking out because a gargoyle saved her.
Yeah, this one is definitely a page turner. Not just because of the awesome tension of romance between Terak and Larissa, but also from the plot. It's a fantastic web being spun, and it'll knock your socks off. And there's some great side characters too, from the guild, and the Oracle, and I really love Larissa's family. Terak's clan makes me a little nervous, but I think things are gunna turn out ok. I absolutely cannot wait for more from this series!! :) 5 PAWS!!