logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
back to top
Search tags: Review
Load new posts () and activity
Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2019-01-21 19:20
Gang Of Fools
Gang of Fools - James Otis Smith

I really didn't like this.

And Dystopian settings are usually among my favorites but I just couldn't get myself to like Gang of Fools. I felt a fool reading it because it came across as very chaotic. There are so many story lines, all of which we are old just slightly to little to either completely get it or care about the character. I got the idea the author just wanted to throw as much as possible at the reader in hope of shocking them. I'm sure it was a clever story, but it really wasn't for me. Also the art didn't work for me, it felt rushed at some times and chaotic at others, filling the panels with a lot of text and characters.

It really wasn't for me.

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2019-01-21 17:35
The thrilling sequel to ‘Reign of The Fallen’ takes us back to a very different Karthia; this time foreign invaders, political unrest, and Odessa’s relationship take center-stage
Song of The Dead - Sarah Glenn Marsh

This is the thrilling sequel to ‘REIGN OF THE FALLEN’, a novel that introduces us to Odessa, a necromancer in Karthia, where she has the special magical ability of raising the Dead. She is able to cross into the spirit world called the Deadlands, and she also is a fierce fighter; when monsters called Shades start kidnapping Dead nobility, Princess Valoria has Odessa and her fellow necromancers investigate (including Evander, someone who she loves deeply).

Odessa and her friends do all they can but  it’s not enough to save someone she loves; a Shade rips apart and kills Evander, and Odessa turns to ‘potions’ to cope with her loss.

 

Without revealing ALL details of the book (because you need to be reading THAT NOW before you read ‘Song of The Dead’!), by the end of the novel we have Odessa leaving Karthia aboard The Paradise to pursue Evander’s dream of seeing unknown. So where will the sequel lead us?

 

SONG OF THE DEAD

 

With Karthia behind them, Odessa and Meredy are aboard Kasmira’s ship The Paradise, ready to discover new lands and bring word back to Queen Valoria about the new world. They discover a friendly land, Sarral, where people keep dragons, and the Dead only come out at night, and before they get a chance to get settled, news of unrest back in Karthia has them back on their ship sailing for home, their long trip cut short.

Instead of the threats of the past, open borders  means the threat of foreign invaders, on top of political unrest, and Valoria is hoping that one of her mages can create a new weapon good enough to fight it all now that the Dead can’t help them win this battle.

 

While ‘Reign of the Fallen’ was filled with monstrous death and loss on account of the bloodthirsty Shades, giving the book a very dark tone, ‘Song of the Dead’ begins with a feeling of hope despite all that the Karthians have gone through. 

The beginning ocean voyage initially made me feel as though Odessa and the crew were going to be gone long from the difficulties of their homeland, and I was worried that things had got too easy for them (!), but the adventure of this book, while quite a departure from ROTF, quickly takes off. The book actually goes through several different ‘phases’, with the ocean voyage, the time in Sarral, the return back to Karthia, and because of the vivid world-building, you will be easily carried through them, experiencing all the different chapters and introducing new characters along the way.  

 

There is a lot of internal drama due to the political unrest in this book (the Karthians start to rise up against the changes that Valoria wants to make) as well as thanks to the new emotional ups and downs experienced by Odessa. The outside foreign threat and new civil crisis are a great juxtaposition, and I actually it think could be seen as a bit of a gamble when the first book was almost entirely  about the Dead and then they barely appear in the plot of the second. I personally think the gamble works.

 

But the biggest twist of all comes late in the novel, and while Odessa is not having to fight Shades or something as gruesome, she finds herself fighting something harder and puts her life on the line to save everyone. I think this twist is especially clever, particularly with how it ties in with the first novel and how Odessa’s magic works. 

 

At the heart of this exciting novel is the relationship between Odessa and Meredy, despite both of them reeling from the loss of Evander. Author Marsh, who champions LGBT romance, devotes plenty of page time to the complicated ‘keep us guessing’ relationship between the two girls. Marsh also includes a number of other characters with relationships on the LGBT spectrum, and the representation feels positive and realistic and actually as though it’s quote/unquote ‘normal’ (whatever that is!). This is a breath of fresh air, because it just feels like it ‘fits’ and there isn’t a lot of posturing or trying too hard. Marsh just gets it.

 

I am fortunate, nay, blessed, to be immortalized in this book as Baroness Katerina (along with my cat), and then to be acknowledged at the end. I will be forever grateful to Sarah for this. I am also so very sad that my trip to the magical Karthia and the Deadlands is now over, but I enjoyed it enormously. I can’t wait for another bookish adventure at the hands of Sarah Glenn Marsh, and I hope many YA fantasy readers enjoy these two books as much as I have.

 

‘Song of The Dead’ is available from Penguin Teen on January 22nd, 2019!

You can buy it right HERE!

 

*Warning: you will want a pink dragon after reading this book.

 

Source: www.goodreads.com/book/show/40125269-song-of-the-dead
Like Reblog Comment
review 2019-01-21 15:47
ARC REVIEW Demon's Mercy by Rebecca Zanetti


Demon's Mercy (Dark Protectors #9)Dark Protectors #9, Logan! Finally Logan and boy does he meet his match, toe to toe practically the whole way Mercy is no push over. Even as number 9 in the series it can be read as a standalone but if you want more background for this story arc you would really only have to read the one before it, Vampire's Faith. This story arc deals with one very very big bad one that has the potential to end so much but before he breaks out and spreads havak the super secret group, The Seven, that put him away in the first place must replace it's missing members and finally kill big bad. One has been filled, Garret Karys, he barely made it through the ritual and now they are just waiting for the perfect opportunity to have Logan Kyllwood go through the same ritual and hope he too makes it through alive.

The Seven are about to face a foe they have never fought before, instead of just fighting the Kurjans and their high priests the Cysts who are hell bent on freeing big bad they are now fighting the Fae nation. It's not as intimidating as it sounds their numbers are far fewer but they also have technologies and abilities no one in the Realm has seen before. Mercy O'Malley doesn't agree with the way her people are handling this, so she kidnaps Logan instead of outright killing him and tries to explain what the Seven is doing is wrong but in typical Zanetti fashion everything goes FUBAR. One touch, one bite, one sip of his blood and suddenly Logan's mating mark is burning his hand and demanding he take Mercy as his mate.

One positive thing about reading the previous book, especially the spin-off Realm Enforcers, is you really get to see what fun loving and a jokester Logan is and you get to see how finding his mate and fulfilling his destiny matures him. Logan goes full on Alpha male "Me Tarzan, You Jane" kind of moments and it's funny and aggravating all at the same time to have Mercy fighting with him almost the whole way. The whole Fae Nation is pretty obstinate and it makes Mercy's stubborn look open minded. Fucking Fae.

Overall, I really enjoyed Mercy and Logan. If you are already a fan of Zanetti you'll enjoy it and if you are new and you have a thing for a Neanderthal-ish main character and a loyal and adamant fae who's going to do her own thing anyway mixed with lots of fight scenes, a few double crosses, and some really hot romance there's a really good chance you'll enjoy this one. I have been a fan of Zanetti's for a while now and I always enjoy her writing she writes her action and suspense so well, she really know how to build the tension and her romance and sex are so freakin' hot. I can't wait for the rest of the series, Garret is going to be just like his dad and I'm anxious to find out about Hope and the rest of her story.        


 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2019-01-21 10:45
Early Review! Demon's Mercy (Dark Protectors #9) Rebecca Zanetti!

 

 

Let's Start off the week with a 5 STAR early review of Demon's Mercy by Rebecca Zanetti! Enjoy and don't forget to add Demon's Mercy to your shelves!

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

 

Duty meets desire . . .

Mercy O’Malley hates killing people. So when she’s assigned to take out Vampire-Demon Logan Kyllwood, she lures him to a seedy bar in Scotland, then decides to kidnap him instead. How can she cold-bloodedly end all that heat, those green eyes, that ripped body?

Unfortunately for Mercy, attempted murder and kidnapping are just foreplay for the Kyllwood brothers. Logan may be the youngest of the bunch, but death and violence are already a way of life. Now he’s ready to complete a painful, terrifying ritual to become one of the Seven, dedicated to protecting this world from the most dangerous evil it’s ever known. But first he has to deal with a blackmailing Fey, a ransom demand and his own pounding need for the last female he ever should have fallen for . . .

 

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 


The newest Dark Protector romance is extraordinarily entertaining and explosive. Mercy and Logan’s chemistry is off the charts magnetic and these two bold, vivid characters keep readers on the edge of expectation and chuckles throughout the story. There is nothing sweet about this romance as they engage is snarky comments, hot, passionate battles and steamy passion all the way through their blossoming relationship. Mercy is the last female that Logan should be falling for and the timing is could certainly have been better as he is preparing to take part in the dangerous and terrifying Seven ritual. Readers can’t help but have fun even as they await for the next interruption of this couple’s activities.

 

From kidnapping to realm hopping, this story is a non-stop adventure that keeps readers on the edge of their seat with adrenaline pumping action, thrilling suspense, and surprising twists. There is no way this book can be put down once readers get started because it starts off with a bang and just keeps exploding with energy and wonderfully zestful characters that demand attention. The fast pace plot flows smoothly and the author brings to the story to life with vivid imagery that makes it easy for the readers to connect to the characters and become part of the story and all the enjoyment of this explosive and passionate installment of the Dark Protectors.

 

 

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Author's Book Page - https://rebeccazanetti.com/book/demons-mercy/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40011468-demon-s-mercy

 

BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/demon-s-mercy-rebecca-zanetti/book,13995996

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/demon-s-mercy-by-rebecca-zanetti

 

Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1034589

 

Romance.io - https://www.romance.io/books/5bf3b5af01dbc864fb94bf85/demons-mercy-rebecca-zanetti

 

GBooks - https://books.google.com/books?id=K8BWDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=rebecca+zanetti+demon%27s+mercy&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjO5cPSm_7fAhVRMawKHW20BLIQ6AEIKjAA

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

Demon's Mercy is the 9th book in the Dark Protectors series.

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/63691-dark-protectors

 

Author - https://rebeccazanetti.com/book_series/dark-protectors/

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CTTBD5H?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 


1 Fated
2 Claimed
2.5 Tempted
3 Hunted
4 Consumed
5 Provoked
5.5 Twisted
6 Shadowed
6.5 Tamed
7 Marked
7.5 Taken
8 Vampire's Faith
9 Demon's Mercy

 


#10 Alpha's Promise (June 25, 2019)

 

 

Dark Protectors is connected to the Realm Enforcers

 

Author - https://rebeccazanetti.com/book_series/realm-enforcers/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/142331-realm-enforcers

 


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

AVAILABLE Tomorrow in print or ebook

 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2zcjXvY


B&N: http://bit.ly/2QNEfTp


iBooks: https://apple.co/2Q1t0tg


Kobo: http://bit.ly/2QN5u0p


Google Play: http://bit.ly/2RS6GPW


International links can be found here: http://bit.ly/2OOhDjB

 


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

 

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner - only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.

 

 


Website - http://rebeccazanetti.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4149342.Rebecca_Zanetti

 

Bookbub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/rebecca-zanetti


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaZanetti.books/


Twitter - https://twitter.com/RebeccaZanetti

 

Pintrest - https://www.pinterest.com/rebeccazanetti/

 


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2019-01-21 10:40
Review! Charmed by the Wolf (The Wahyas of Walker's Run #3) Kristal Hollis!

 

 

Today, I am also returning to Walker's Run with another 5 stars review of Charmed by the Wolf by Kristal Hollis! Enjoy and don't forget to add Charmed by the Wolf to your shelves!

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

The Wolfan's Redemption Wolf pack sentinel Tristan Durrance firmly believes happily and mated don't go together. Until Penelope Buchanan arrives at Walker's Run Resort. Nel's undeniably gorgeousand human. Tristan should steer clear of her. But she awakens an indescribable longing in him; one he can't resist. Nel's ready to explore new things, and Tristan is one of them. But despite the visceral attraction between them, Nel senses he's keeping some powerful secrets. Tristan will do anything to protect Nel. But he also knows the beast within him won't stay hidden forever.

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

The third book in the Wayhas of Walker’s Run series is emotionally gritty and demands reader’s attention right from the start. Readers that have read the previous books can’t help but be excited to read to Tristan’s story as they have already gotten to know the wolfan. They won’t be disappointed as Nel and Tristan’s chemistry is magnetic and draws reads to their story with a strong, magnetic pull evens as it draws Tristan and Nel closer together. The romance is sweet but not with obstacles which adds to the turmoil and the depth of the story because no matter how ready Nel is to explore new things, she knows Tristan has secrets and those secrets are keeping them apart.

 

Lots of events add to the turmoil taking place during Tristan and Nel’s relationship which adds the suspense and excitement in the story and keeps readers holding their breath in anticipation of what will happen when everything comes to a head and past secrets are revealed as well as current secrets. Once again, the author’s description of the events and the characters brings it to vivid life, making it easy for the readers to feel as if they are right there with them while the tight knit community continues to fascinate readers and invite them back for more.

 

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

Author's Book Page - https://kristalhollis.com/the-wahyas-of-walkers-run/charmed-by-the-wolf/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35093690-charmed-by-the-wolf

 

BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/charmed-by-the-wolf-kristal-hollis/book,13996000

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/charmed-by-the-wolf-by-kristal-hollis-2018-10-04

 

Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1034591

 

Romance.io - https://www.romance.io/books/598aa6aa3ffdba61471e079d/charmed-by-the-wolf-kristal-hollis

 

GBooks - https://books.google.com/books?id=Wn86DgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=kristal+hollis+charmed+by+the+wolf&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiP8tq9-dXeAhURyYMKHezVBisQ6AEIKjAA

 


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

 

Charmed by the Wolf is the 3rd book in the Wahyas of Walker's Run series.

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Walker’s Run is a beautiful vacation destination for humans of all ages. It’s also home to a pack of Wahyas—an ancient species of wolf people. Although they maintain a peaceful, covert co-existence with their human neighbors, the call of the wild is never far from their hearts.

 

Author - https://kristalhollis.com/the-wahyas-of-walkers-run/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/181947-the-wahyas-of-walker-s-run

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0711J51BX?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 


1 Awakened by the Wolf
2 Rescued by the Wolf
3 Charmed by the Wolf
4 Captivated by the She-Wolf
5 Tamed by the She-Wolf

 

 

The Wahyas & Mer of Bellamar

 

Author - https://kristalhollis.com/books/the-wahyas-and-mer-of-bella-del-mar/

 

Enchanted by the Sea-Wolf Coming 2019

Tempted by the Reluctant Wolf Coming 2019

Mesmerized by the She-Wolf Coming 2019

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

AVAILABLE in print or ebook

 

Amazon - http://books2read.com/u/bWzL5x

 

HQN - https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/9780373139941_charmed-by-the-wolf.html

 

B&N -
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/charmed-by-the-wolf-kristal-hollis/1125814113?ean=9781488031250

 

Kobo -
https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/charmed-by-the-wolf

 

GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Kristal_Hollis_Charmed_by_the_Wolf?id=Wn86DgAAQBAJ

 

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/charmed-by-the-wolf/id1210061421?_bbid=3413236&mt=11

 

 

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

Kristal Hollis grew up in a rural, South Florida community sandwiched between cane fields, orange groves, and a big lake. Her books showcase small towns, family drama, bad guys who get their comeuppance and an emotionally satisfying romance for the main characters.

 

A past RWA Golden Heart® finalist, Touch of Magic finalist and Beacon winner, Kristal spends her free time watching action flicks with her husband, doling out mad love to their two rescued fur-babies, and chasing dust bunnies with the sweeper. Admittedly, she is living her happily-ever-after in her own little castle at the edge of the dark, enchanted forest that inspires her stories.

 


Website - http://www.kristalhollis.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14718461.Kristal_Hollis

 

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/kristalhollisbooks

 

Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/KristalHollis

 

Pintrest - http://www.pinterest.com/kristal_hollis

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Kristal-Hollis/e/B017Y47NNQ/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kristal-hollis

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

 

More posts
Your Dashboard view:
Need help?