A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest book review

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This is instantly an intriguing story! I have been wanting to read these  books for awhile and finally had the chance when I added kindle app to my phone. What took me so long I do not know!

I love the double perspective of the story getting Sofia and Derek’s point of view. The writing is fluid and doesn’t linger too long on background descriptions I like it!

Forrest has created characters you instantly like and feel for. Making you want to keep reading. Although it’s a sure Stockholm syndrome story right now I feel that more is to come that makes that tired storyline fade away making it an even more believable story and digging it’s claws into the reader.

I am excited to read on and find out more. Definitely a great read.

My Rating:4Stars

Overview from Goodreads:

On the evening of Sofia Claremont’s seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake.

A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood.

She is kidnapped to an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine.
An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.

Sofia’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is the one selected out of hundreds of girls to join the harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince.

Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night.

Will she succeed? …or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?

Published By: Create Space

Publication Date: December 2012

Date Read: 12/27/2016

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Format: Kindle Ebook

Pages: 154

The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson book review


The last installment of Tje Remnant Chrincicles is a nonstop nail biting ride! I felt myself say a few times “Can they ever catch a break!!!!”  It seems that Lia and her Prince are just never allowed the happiness they deserve as war, family, and kingdoms get in the way over and over! I love Lia’s character and how strong she is from the beginning and keeps growing throughout the series! Her gift of knowing as a chosen frost daughter has saved herself and Rafe from the clutches of the “barbarians” of Venda but is it enough to infiltrate her homeland and reveal the traitors that lurk at home?

Lia and Rafe make it the rough their arduous journey from Venda only to encounter more turmoil within their own families and betraylesnif trusted royal council leaders. Lia must uncover the traitors within her fathers own court before they catch her. It will be her head or freeing her people from tyranny only to face the massive army of Venda without the help of her family. 

It seems not only are feelings swept aside but also kingdoms for love. 

Pearson will have you on the edge of your seat with the final installment! I was not overly thrilled with the ending even though Lia and Rafe find their way back to each other. I wanted more of their love story in the end. It seemed a little rushed to finish off their live story. Even with this I loved the book and the compete series! I hope you will too!

My Rating: 5Stars

Overview by Goodreads

Lia has survived Venda—but so has a great evil bent on the destruction of Morrighan. And only Lia can stop it.
With war on the horizon, Lia has no choice but to assume her role as First Daughter, as soldier—as leader. While she struggles to reach Morrighan and warn them, she finds herself at cross-purposes with Rafe and suspicious of Kaden, who has hunted her down.
In this conclusion to the Remnant Chronicles trilogy, traitors must be rooted out, sacrifices must be made, and impossible odds must be overcome as the future of every kingdom hangs in the balance. 

Published By: Henry Holt

Publication Date: August 2016

Date Read: 12/5/2016

Genre: YA Fantasy

Source: Purchased

Format: Nook Ebook

Pages: 506

The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson book review


The second installment of The Remnant Chronicald is just as captivating as the first! This installmemt we are with the main character, Lia, as she circumnavigated the barbarian world of Venda. But she is not alone, Rafe her farmhand summer love has turned out to be the Prince of Dalbreck. The one she ran away from. Unbeknownst to Lia he found her and during a summer romance while pretending to be a tavern. Aid and he an out of work farmhand fell in love and when she was taken by the  barbarian Assassion to Venda, their sworn enemy he followed her. Now it’s just Lia and Rafe amid a barbarian kingdom with enough soldiers and firepower to destroy both of their provenices. They have to make it out alive not only to have their happy ending but to ensure their own people’s survival. But what costs are they willing to make to ensure their people’s survival?

Lia and Rafe find themselves in a web of secrets and lies to survive with the assassion, Kaden always on their trail. Even if Lia is the chosen in and can free the people of her own province from the wicked can she turn her back in the “barbarians” of Venda who support her and need her? There is still their leader, the Kozimar, who can thwart their plans. Lia has to be convincing to lead the double life in Venda and stay alive.

This book will have you on the edge of your seat! You will not want to put it down! As a history buff it really caught my attention that Venda was set in post apocalyptic Washington DC. As the story unfolds and you hear more of the “Ancients” story you become enthralled with finding out what happened to our civilization and how Lia navigates a dangerous path between love and loyalty to Rafe and her own heritage. 

My Rating: 5Stars

Overview from Goodreads

Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save Lia’s life, her erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar’s interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen.
Meanwhile, nothing is straightforward: There’s Rafe, who lied to Lia but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be savages. Now that she lives among them, however, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country… and her own destiny. 

Published By: Henry Holt

Publication Date: July 2015

Date Read: 12/3/2016

Genre: YA Fantasy

Source: Purchased

Format: Nook Ebook

Pages: 361

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson book review


This book will grab your attention and never let go! The characters are real and the back drop world is eirily familiar. Reading as an ebook it is hard to move back and forth when a book has a graphic on it. This one resembles the US but is a little different. It took me a couple of reads to realize the landscapes described where in fact our world just dramatically different due to an unexplained disaster even the characters know little of. As I usually do, I read the book again and realized the world is a post apocalyptic from world war centuries after the fact! This intrigued me further! 

First off you meet the main character a princess from one of the main provinces Lia who runs from an arranged marriage to live a simple life without duty or tradition. Her dream of escaping her royal duties is short lived as she is forced from her dream and is taken by prisoner by an assassion from the Barbarian land of Venda. 

At first the supporting cast of assassion and prince (from the neighboring provenice she was being forced to marry) are hard to follow as you don’t know who is whom. The story is mostly told from Lia’s point of view and short clips are from the assassion’ sir prince perspective you don’t know the characters as the princess knows them if Rafe and Kaden until she is taken prisoner. This proves as a challenge to read and follow but does jot take away from the great story! I think it adds to the story and makes it even better if a climactic mid way through the book! 

The first half is about her escape and finding her dream in a small town called Terrivien and is where she falls for one of our supporting characters. The second half is if her arduous journey taken captive by the assassion to his land of Venda and the trials of finding herself during this. She realizes she may be a chosen daughter that is to lead not only herself and her people from the barbarians but also save the entire world! But does she believe this herself and is she strong enough to prevail? 

Besides the character duplicity this reads as a strong novel with enough historical remnants to grab your intrigue and keep you on your toes. What happens to our civilization? How did they live on? How does it all pull together? How will Lia stay alive and of course the love triangle pulling out between Lia, Rafe and Kaden. Who will win?

My Rating: 5Stars

Overview by Goodreads 

A princess must find her place in a reborn world.
She flees on her wedding day.
She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection.
She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.
She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.
The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance.
Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love. 
Published By: Henry Holy
Publication Date: July 2014
Date Read: 12/1/2016
Genre: YA Fantasy
Source: Purchased
Format: Nook Ebook
Pages: 396

A Girl Named Calamity by Danielle Lori book review

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What a great read! This story starts out a little weird. You are thrown into a magical world with a girl named Calamity (yup Calamity and so far she lives up to her name) who is destined to destroy her realm. Not much is explained to her as she travels with her “escort” and the only thing revealed is her escort is hiding more from her leaving her with more questions to her fate.

While you read you can’t help but feel for Calamity and want to find out her purpose and if she can save not only herself but Alyria. Lori has built a strong alluring story that by the end you want more. Leaving you on a cliffhanger that will tear your heart out until the next book comes out! Lori’s writing also mixes of pent up sexual anguish and tension in her characters leaving you as breathless as your first kiss!

I can’t wait for more from Lori and the story about a girl named Calamity! Enjoy!

My Rating: 4 Stars

Overview by Goodreads:

I was a simple farm girl living in the magical land, Alyria, where men ruled and women only existed.

Call me sheltered. Call me naive. I was probably both. I never expected to be the key to Alyria’s destruction.

The journey I was on wasn’t only one to save me. But one where I had a lot of learning to do. With men. With magic. And with myself.

But I wasn’t alone. I had an escort. One I wasn’t so sure about. But one I couldn’t afford to lose and one I wasn’t so sure I could even leave.

I had many hopes. But the most important one was that my name wouldn’t become my fate.

WARNING: This novel contains blood, violence, profanity, and some sexual content.
It does end on a cliffhanger.

Published By: Danielle Lori

Publication Date: July 2016

Date Read: 11/30/2016

Genre: NA Paranormal Fantasy

Source: Purchased

Format: Nook Ebook

Pages: 217

The Iron Warrior by Julie Kagawa book review

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This is definitely an edge of your seat ending to the Iron Fey series. Ethan Chase a normal mortal must save fairy from his best friend who is also his nephew. But the only way to save the Nevernever is to convince him to do so of his own free will. Impossible doesn’t even cover it.

A great ending to the series! I will miss these characters! I always wish there are more stories to see from my favorite characters and these characters are some of them! Even though this is a YA book and it was a bit darker than the first four books of the series (don’t even get me started in the killer clowns and carnival chapter ahhh!) it was a great read! I wish it could have been NA and see some of those romance scenes sprout but it wasn’t needed to make this series!

All the characters throughout the series were easily likable and relatable. If you read the. Ivellas you get more of Puck and Ash which helps their character shine through the stories and Puck is always entertaining lol.

I fully recommend this series! Enjoy!

My Rating: 4Stars

Overview from Goodreads:

The Iron Prince—my nephew—betrayed us all.

He killed me.

Then, I woke up.

Waking after a month on the brink of death, Ethan Chase is stunned to learn that the Veil that conceals the fey from human sight was temporarily torn away. Although humankind’s glimpse of the world of Faery lasted just a brief moment, the human world has been cast into chaos, and the emotion and glamour produced by fear and wonder has renewed the tremendous power of the Forgotten Queen. Now, she is at the forefront of an uprising against the courts of Summer and Winter—a reckoning that will have cataclysmic effects on the Nevernever.

Leading the Lady’s Forgotten Army is Keirran himself: Ethan’s nephew, and the traitor son of the Iron Queen, Meghan Chase.To stop Keirran, Ethan must disobey his sister once again as he and his girlfriend, Kenzie, search for answers long forgotten. In the face of unprecedented evil and unfathomable power, Ethan’s enemies must become his allies, and the world of the fey will be changed forevermore.

Published By: Harlequin Teen

Publication Date: October 2015

Date Read: 11/25/2016

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy

Source: Purchased

Format: Nook Ebook

Pages: 330