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review 2018-11-18 19:19
Dangerous Spirits (Spirits #2)
Dangerous Spirits - Jordan L. Hawk

I don't have much to say about this one. It was fun, and the ghost story was less obvious than in the first book, but I still figured it out way before the characters did and it still follows all the usual tropes. Henry does a stupid thing at the beginning of the book and then lies about it for the next 75% of it. Vincent is also holding things back, so all the relationship angst is based on them not talking or trusting each other. I did like the background that we get about Vincent and Lizzie and their mentor Dunne, and the climax was sufficiently tense. Overall though, this is pretty average.

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review 2018-11-13 23:07
Fun Read!
Lip Action (Kiss Talent Agency Book 1) - Virna DePaul

Lip Action is a fun contemporary romance by Virna DePaul.  Ms. DePaul has given readers a well-written story and furnished it with outstanding characters.  Marissa is being pressured to go back to her ex by her mother.  Simon is up for a starring role in a new movie but needs to shine up his reputation with a steady girlfriend.  Simon and Marissa's story is loaded with drama, humor, snark and sizzle.  This book is written in first person, alternating point of view format, not my favorite.  Ok, actually I hate it.  But, Ms. DePaul made it work in this story.  I enjoyed reading Lip Action and look forward to reading more from Virna DePaul in the future.  Lip Action is book 1 of the Kiss Talent Agency Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

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review 2018-11-11 15:16
Sometimes the simplest of messages can mean so much...to me this story is all about its message...
Sky in the Deep - Adrienne Young

๏ ๏ ๏  Book Blurb ๏ ๏ ๏ 

 
Part Wonder Woman, part Vikings—and all heart.
 
Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.
 
Faced with her brother's betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.
 
She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.
 
 
 
 

๏ ๏ ๏  My Review ๏ ๏ ๏ 

 
While this story's message is a well-known one but, it's still an important one.  The reviews for this are all over the place, some loved and some did not even like.  I obviously really liked it, maybe possibly loved it, even.  Some said it was cliché, and not true to the Viking heritage...I didn't feel that way at all (not that I'm super knowledgeable about Viking heritage).  I believe if you go into this thinking that is Viking-inspired and not true Viking, you won't set yourself up for disappointment. 

Maybe, it was the narration that made me so invested in this story...the narration is excellently done, after all.  Maybe it's the fact that it is a stand-alone...I do love stand-alone's.  I think it's both of these things actually...plus the vivid writing and I seriously loved Fiske, and truly loved Eelyn and Fiske together.   éé

 

 

๏ ๏ ๏  MY RATING ๏ ๏ ๏

 

4.8STARS - GRADE=A

 
 
 

๏ Breakdown of Ratings ๏ 

Plot⇝ 4.7/5 
Main Characters⇝ 5/5
Secondary Characters⇝ 5/5
The Feels⇝ 5/5
Pacing⇝ 4.5/5
Addictiveness⇝ 5/5
Theme or Tone⇝ 5/5
Flow (Writing Style)⇝ 4.7/5
Backdrop (World Building)⇝ 4.5/5
Originality⇝ 4.2/5
Ending⇝ 4.5/5 Cliffhanger⇝ Nope.  It's a stand-alone!
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Book Cover⇝  Amazing
Narration⇝ ☆5☆ for Khristine Hvam...I've always liked her.  She always does a powerful female character justice.
Setting⇝ Between the Aska and Riki Villages...The Mountains and the Fjord.
Source⇝ Audiobook (Library)
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review 2018-11-07 12:41
Vigilante Assassin (Jake Wolfe Book 2) by Mark Nolan
Vigilante Assassin: An Action Thriller - Mark Nolan

Jake Wolfe and his service dog Cody are back, and all he wants is a quiet life. But life has other plans for him and once again he is embroiled in yet another thrilling story. Murder, kidnappings and twists that will keep you an the edge of your seat, you are definitely in for a thrilling read.

 

What starts out as a missing husband soon becomes so much more, when he is found dead in a secret room in the house. This starts a chain of events that involve Jake and Cody delving deep into car chases, gun fights and kidnappings. For me Cody stole the show  – I loved him the first book and even more so in this one, the relationship that he has with his master Jake is something else and I have heard a lot about the abilities of military service dogs which Nolan manged to convey brilliantly.

 

I was critical of the first book being too long, but now in hindsight I can see why as it really set Jake’s character and delved deep into his past – whilst you do not need to have read Dead Lawyers Don’t Lie before as this is easily a stand alone, I do recommend reading it though as it will give you a better insight to why Jake is the person he is now,

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review 2018-11-01 14:48
Book Review: Dark Rivers by Brice Morgan
Dark Rivers (Witchbane, #2)Dark Rivers by Morgan Brice
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the third book of Morgan Brice that I've read and the second full Witchbane book (there is a novella in between one and two), and I can honestly say the author keeps getting better and better. In this book they deliver on the promise made in Witchbane, with more back story of both Seth and Evan as well as a fleshing out of a great plot. The world building continues and it is one amazing world they are creating.

In a continuation of Witchbane and Burn, the novella, the main characters Seth Tanner and Evan Malone are continuing to hunt for the witch-disciples of Rhyfel Gremory, and this time their hunt takes them to Pittsburgh, PA, right before Christmas. But there are complications to this hunt. Serious complications in the form of a hardcore hunter team consisting of an ex-priest and an ex-FBI agent who have a vested interest in this hunt. And then there's the specter from Evan's past, the abusive ex-boyfriend turned stalker.

The book kept me on the edge of my seat, the love scenes were hot, the new characters introduced very interesting (I have hopes to see a pairing of the ex-priest and the FBI guy coz that's kinda a thing for me) and the action kept me turning the pages.

Even though the book takes place around Christmas, it was a perfectly spooky read for Halloween night!



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