Book Review: Emerge By Tobie Easton (Book 1 of Mer Chronicles)

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Lia Nautilus may be a Mermaid but she’s never lived in the ocean. War has ravaged the seven seas ever since the infamous Little Mermaid unleashed a curse that stripped Mer of their immortality. Lia has grown up in a secret community of land-dwelling Mer hidden among Malibu’s seaside mansions. Her biggest problems are surviving P.E. and keeping her feelings for Clay Ericson in check. Sure, he’s gorgeous in that cocky, leather jacket sort of way and makes her feel like there’s a school of fish swimming in her stomach, but getting involved with a human could put Lia’s entire community at risk. So it’s for the best that he’s dating that new girl, right? That is, until Lia finds out she isn’t the only one at school keeping a potentially deadly secret. And this new girl? Her eyes are dead set on Clay, who doesn’t realize the danger he’s in. If Lia hopes to save him, she’ll have to get closer to Clay. Lia’s parents would totally flip if they found out she was falling for a human boy, but the more time she spends with him, the harder it is for her to deny her feelings. After making a horrible mistake, Lia will risk everything to stop Clay from falling in love with the wrong girl.

 

My Review:

First off I would Like to gush on the cover of this book! *squee*. Ok now that is out of my system I can get to the point of this post, I absolutely loved this book! The book is about a group of mermaids that was forced a long time ago to live on land and try to blend in with humans, because a long time ago a mermaid fell in love with a human and caused a curse on all of the mermaids. Lia is a teenager who goes to a almost all human high school until the new girl at school comes and screws up everything. The new girl is a mermaid but ends up catching the eye of a human, who is also a friend of Lia’s. The pace of this book is really great its not to fast or slow, she keeps it at a steady pace threw out the whole book! It is a tale of the modern descendants of The Little Mermaid from Hans Christian Andersen’s version. If you LOVE MERMAIDS YOU NEED TO GET THIS BOOK!

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Monthly Book Spotlight: Sythe of Darkness by Dawn Husted (September 2017)

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Title: Sythe of Darkness 

Author: Dawn Husted 

Genre: Ya Fantasy

Release date: June 13, 2017

Synopsis:
For Mia Hieskety, surviving high school means focusing on exams and avoiding stupid parties. After breaking up with the only boyfriend she ever had, dating is off the agenda. That is, until Thanatos comes along.

Inexplicably drawn to Thanatos, she’s determined to find out more about the mysterious boy. Something is off about him. And it’s as if she can feel him when he’s near.

Without warning, she’s thrust into a sinister world and discovers a truth that she never expected. When a supernatural connection puts Mia’s life at risk, she doesn’t know who to trust–especially Thanatos. But what if she’s in love with him?

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Bold, irresistible, and beautifully written, Scythe of Darkness explores a star-crossed destiny in a whole new way. Don’t miss this hot new YA urban fantasy!


Author Biography:

Dawn Husted

Dawn Husted holds a BS from Texas A&M University. When not writing, she’s either camping or plotting about camping. She lives in southern Texas with her husband and two kids.

Her love for stories of a darker nature resonates in her books. Whether it’s of the science fiction or urban fantasy genre, her readers will devour each chapter.

Her romanticism of the supernatural is well-crafted in Scythe of Darkness. This gripping YA weaves fate and destiny in a new unsuspecting way.  www.dawnhusted.com

 

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My Review

Book Review: ARC of Scythe of Darkness by Dawn Husted

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Book Review- Fragmented (Book 2 of the Untamed series) by Madeline Dyer

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After the terrible battle against the Enhanced Ones, Seven and Corin find themselves on the run. With the Enhanced closing in, Seven knows they need to find other people on their side. So, when the opportunity arises to join the Zharat, one of the last surviving Untamed tribes, it seems like the perfect solution.

But the Zharat lifestyle is a far cry from what Seven’s used to. With their customs dictating that she must marry into their tribe, and her relationship with Corin breaking down, Seven knows she has to do something before it’s too late. But that’s easier said than done in a tribe where going against the rules automatically results in death.

And, with the Enhanced still out there, nowhere is truly safe for the Untamed-least of all for the most powerful Seer in the world… and Seven soon discovers how far people will go to ensure she’s on their side in the War of Humanity.

Battling against the emerging web of lies, manipulation, and danger, Seven must remember who she was meant to be. Her life has never been more at stake. Nor has humanity itself.

My Review:

Madeline Dyer did it again, I couldn’t put the book down! The book had twist and turns and it was a great thrill ride! the ending was unexpected in a good way. I cant wait to read the third book and see what happens next!

seriously that ending was amazing!

 

ARC Book Review: Untamed (Book 1 of the Untamed series) by Madeline Dyer

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Book Review: Book 1 of The Fourth Element Series by Kat Ross

Book 1: The Midnight Sea

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Nazafareen lives for revenge. A girl of the isolated Four-Legs Clan, all she knows about the King’s elite Water Dogs is that they bind wicked creatures called daevas to protect the empire from the Undead. But when scouts arrive to recruit young people with the gift, she leaps at the chance to join their ranks. To hunt the monsters that killed her sister.

Scarred by grief, she’s willing to pay any price, even if it requires linking with a daeva named Darius. Human in body, he’s possessed of a terrifying power, one that Nazafareen controls. But the golden cuffs that join them have an unwanted side effect. Each experiences the other’s emotions, and human and daeva start to grow dangerously close.

As they pursue a deadly foe across the arid waste of the Great Salt Plain to the glittering capital of Persepolae, unearthing the secrets of Darius’s past along the way, Nazafareen is forced to question his slavery—and her own loyalty to the empire. But with an ancient evil stirring in the north, and a young conqueror sweeping in from the west, the fate of an entire civilization may be at stake…

My Review:

At first I wasn’t sure if I was going to end up finishing this book, but I am glad I did because it got better towards the end of the book! I really love the characters in this book and you come to love and hate a few by the end! I recommend that you give this book a shot and you wont be disappointed! Now I have to get the rest for the books in this series!
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Book Review: The Hunger Games Series By Suzanne Collins (Full Series Review)

Book 1: Hunger Games

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In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Collins delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.

My Review:

I loved this book ALOT!!!!! For me, usually by the end of the books I read, I already knew what was going to happen, but this book kept me on the edge, you never knew what would happen next. which doesn’t happen very often. I read this book before the movies came out, which what I usually try to do! so this review is actually a few years old!

 

Book 2: Catching Fire

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Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

My Review:

I loved this book as much as I loved the first one. I kept me on the edge like the first one did, which sometimes the second book in a series does not do. this book is crazier then the first but it has the same charm as the first one did!

Book 3: Mockingjay

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Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss’s family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.

It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans–except Katniss.

The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss’s willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels’ Mockingjay–no matter what the personal cost.

My Review:

This book was the last in the series and it’s over! Insert my sad face here! 😦 This book like the other two were written really well! I however did not like who katniss ended up with and why she ended up with him! The book was a little gorey at times when they talked about the battle! This book wasn’t my favorite but I didn’t hate it!

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Book Review: Insanity series by Cameron Jace  (Books 1 & 2)

Book 1: Insanity

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After accidentally killing everyone in her class, Alice Wonder is now a patient in the Radcliffe Lunatic Asylum. No one doubts her insanity. Only a hookah-smoking professor believes otherwise; that he can prove her sanity by decoding Lewis Carroll’s paintings, photographs, and find Wonderland’s real whereabouts. Professor Caterpillar persuades the asylum that Alice can save lives and catch the wonderland monsters now reincarnated in modern day criminals. In order to do so, Alice leads a double life: an Oxford university student by day, a mad girl in an asylum by night. The line between sanity and insanity thins when she meets Jack Diamond, an arrogant college student who believes that nonsense is an actual science.

My Review:

I never really liked Alice in Wonderland, but this book is fantastic! It sucked me in at the very first paragraph of the book and kept me there until the very end! I will be getting the rest of the books in this series and I can’t wait to read them! Also how awesome is this cover??? I love it do much!

Book 2: Figment

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The madness continues…
After her encounter with the Cheshire Cat, Alice Wonder can hardly tell reality from imagination. But when kids have their head chopped off and stuffed in watermelons all over the city, it’s clear that another Wonderland Monster has been freed, possibly scarier than the Cheshire. Alice, along with Professor Pillar, have to solve the killer’s puzzles before a horrible event threatens the death of millions. Then Jack Diamonds appears again. This time, Alice must know who he really is—and who she really is.

My Review:

These books are really making me love Alice in wonderland…

This book was wonderful! This book is just as great as the first book! I love it so much, I can’t wait to read the next book! This series is fantastic and I will probably use the word jib jab in a sentence after reading this whole series!

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ARC Book Review: Untamed (Book 1 of the Untamed series) by Madeline Dyer

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In a world where addiction is encouraged, one girl must fight to stay clean…

As one of the last Untamed humans left in the world, Seven’s life has always been controlled by tight rules. Stay away from the Enhanced. Don’t question your leader. And, most importantly, never switch sides–because once you’re Enhanced there’s no going back. Even if you have become the perfect human being.

But after a disastrous raid on an Enhanced city, Seven soon finds herself in her enemy’s power. Realizing it’s only a matter of time before she too develops a taste for the chemical augmenters responsible for the erosion of humanity, Seven knows she must act quickly if she’s to escape and save her family from the same fate.

Yet, as one of the most powerful Seers that the Untamed and Enhanced have ever known, Seven quickly discovers that she alone holds the key to the survival of only one race. But things aren’t clear-cut anymore, and with Seven now questioning the very beliefs she was raised on, she knows she has an important choice to make. One that has two very different outcomes.

Seven must choose wisely whose side she joins, for the War of Humanity is underway, and Death never takes kindly to traitors


My Review:

All I can say is this book is fantastic and I couldn’t put it down! The pace in the book is very fast pace once it gets to the end, but not enough to confuse you or anything like that! I love how Madeline wrote Seven, she made her feel real and I love that she struggled with stuff and wasn’t perfect! I also love Corin, he well; if you read this book you will understand why! Awesome book and I am glad I read it!

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