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review 2017-06-13 13:52
A fitting end to the Tearling trilogy but still a little disappointing.
The Fate of the Tearling - Erika Johansen



This novel brings the trilogy to a close, introducing more characters and producing some surprises. the author keeps us guessing at every corner and this works on the whole. The jump between the past and present can get tiresome as can all the introspection but otherwise I enjoyed this story on the whole.

The writing is impressive and engaging and I'd recommend this trilogy to all lovers of fantasy novels

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review 2017-06-09 20:55
Beau and the Beast
Beau and the Beast - Kay Simone

This book is charming and magical and just lovely goodness all (well mostly) in keeping with the story to which it is based.  The author captured the love between these characters so well.  Beau's ability to see Wolfram in a completely different way than anyone else had before.

 

Wolfram drew a sharp breath when he came to a drawing of himself.

 

He almost didn’t believe it, at first. The man on the page looking back at him was smiling— his smile, in fact, was the first thing Wolfram saw: broad and white with full lips, a smile that seemed to take over his face, to be reflected in his eyes and the head held high. Beau had rendered him with a thick jaw, high cheekbones looking noble.

 

In the sketch, Wolfram looked like a benevolent king, regal and proud.

 

The difference between what Wolfram saw when he looked in the mirror and what Beau had drawn there was stark. All Wolfram saw of himself were the things that were different, the cruel twist of horns and the frightening teeth.

 

He makes me look handsome, Wolfram thought.

 

 

 

And while the premise, for the most part, stays true to the Disney classic, it manages to keep you fully engaged and curious as to the outcome.

 

Beau is absolutely wonderful and so caring and passionate.

 

 

And the love that develops between dear Beau and Wolfram is so passionately written.  I always love a character who desires another so much that the need to claim them, the need to mark them and possess them is so strong.  And this one is captured beautifully.

 

The others couldn’t see the mark he’d made on the perfect skin, couldn’t smell the way that Wolfram’s scent was all over Beau, claiming him, making it clear who he wanted to be with. They had no idea— and they wouldn’t have any idea until he or Beau told them.

 

Logically, that was for the best. It meant fewer questions and it would save Beau the embarrassment of being with him out in the open. But the illogical part of him that was half curse, half stubborn pride, was deeply dissatisfied by the fact that none of them knew Beau was his. Wolfram was gripped by an almost irresistible impulse to take him by the hips right where he stood, to lay the length of his body against Beau’s back and make a fresh mark higher on his neck where everyone could see.

 

And the books...while we all know that dear Belle loves to read, the use of books here was quite different but no less touching.

 

 

Wolfram is as charming as ever...I mean who could not love a Beast?

 

 

 

Now this was landing at a 4.5 star read for me due to some dragging around 65% or so. And while I enjoyed the storyline with the Poppa and Gaston characters...I felt these pulled away from what was happening with our leads.  

 

So why then the 4 Stars?  Gawd...The Epilogue.  Honestly this needs to be scrapped completely. This ending just did not work for me at all!! So unfortunate.  

 

I would still recommend this beauty for sure but damn...maybe skip the epilogue.  :(

 

 

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review 2017-05-31 18:35
#38 - The Crown's Fate by Evelyn Skye
The Crown's Fate (Crown's Game) - Evelyn Skye

The Crown’s Fate is the second book in the Crown’s Game series. The Crown’s Game was amazing, I rated it 5/5 stars and naturally, I was excited to continue on with the series. I read The Crown’s Fate pretty quickly after getting my copy. It was really great!

I did not rate it 5 stars because it was not as good as The Crown’s Game in my opinion; maybe because The Crown’s Game was the first book and I discovered a new (amazing) world, new characters etc. Still, I gave it 4 stars, which is good, because I enjoyed reading it.

 

The Crown’s Fate begins right where The Crown’s Game ended and I was excited to meet my old friends again. Everything that happened to the characters in this book made them change so much. Even more so that in the first book, they went through a lot and learned so many things about love, loyalty, friendship… Still, the characters are not what I liked the most about this story (as I already said in my review of the first book). What I preferred was again, the setting. By reading this book, you know the author really made a lot of research about the subjects and obviously knows a lot about Russian culture. I love it!

 

What is really great about the characters is the lack of romance. There is a sort of love triangle, where love does not equal romance. Not really. I cannot put words on this but I think it was well done.

 

I do not really know what to say about this book, it was a great continuation of the first book and I am happy about how it ended. I don’t have a lot to add, really, if you liked the first book, read this one, you won’t be disappointed. The one thing I want to mention is that I liked the fact that our characters wanted to build something new, even if they knew it would not be the easiest path to follow. Not because they were oppressed by the system or anything like you can read in a lot of YA books, here, they were actually in the minority and they have a great life. But they want to change the way Russia is and make people more equal. That was great.

 

I will definitely read anything this author writes, this was her debut series and I will definitely keep an eye on her projects to come.

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review 2017-05-22 16:25
Book Review For: Shifted By Fate by S.R. Mitchell
Shifted by Fate - S.R. Mitchell

'Shifted By Fate' by S.R. Mitchell is the story of Eric and Kelly.
This book grabs you from the start with a drama start of Kelly running from an abusive boyfriend. this is were we first meet Eric when he comes to help her when she is caught by a few dark werewolves. Kelly wakes to find her in Eric's compound where she starts to realize that she is not just a witch but is a wolf too..and that Eric is her mate. They both except this pretty quick but they have to deal with the drama of someone hurting their people and Kelly's ex boyfriend who is out to get her back. This was a really nice werewolf story and another great read by Ms. Mitchell.
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review 2017-05-22 12:32
RELEASE BLITZ, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Finding Fulfillment (Found by Fate 3) by Lynn Burke
Finding Fulfillment (Found By Fate Book 3) - Lynn Burke
In Finding Fulfillment Jade has her chance of happiness. She has watched her friend Tessa find it with Trent and Brody. Sam is more than happy with Jason. Jade is an old-fashioned girl and doesn't want a career. She wants a home, a husband, and children. And it seems that Archer may just be the man to give it to her. He is dealing with his own problems though, and they decide to wait until a better time - teasing and tormenting each other in the process.
 
This is a hot yet sweet read that is perfect for a sunny afternoon. The pace is fast, but it is a novella. There were no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading, and I loved how it all seemed to tie in together for Jade and Archer. An excellent addition to the series and definitely recommended by me.
 
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
 
Merissa
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