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review 2019-01-19 23:18
Bright Ruin by Vic James
Bright Ruin - Vic James

 

Book #3 in the Dark Gifts Trilogy 

 

๏ ๏ ๏ Highlights ๏ ๏ ๏

 
Alternate/Dystopian-ish Society
Magic
Fantastical Elements
Intrigue
Good Triumphing Over Evil
A Small Splish of Romance

Audiobook Narrated by Evita Jay
 

 

๏ ๏ ๏  My Thoughts ๏ ๏ ๏ 

 
What can I say...that was a satisfying ending to an intriguing series.  While I found the first book in this series hard to decipher with all the ginormous words that I never heard before being thrown around like everyday language,  I honestly didn't know if I would continue the series.  That is until I tried the Audio version with book #2.  With the easy to understand narration from Evita Jay, I found a way to like this sesquipedalian*writing style of Vic James.

The unique alternative slash dystopian-ish modern day British setting and the captivating characters...from the good to the bad and the completely unusual made this possible for me to really get into the story, despite being confused at times.  The ending was unexpected, but it completely worked.

*I totally looked that word up...and I think I used it correctly.
 

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☆4.3☆STARS - GRADE=A-
 
 
 
 

๏ Breakdown of Ratings ๏ 

Plot⇝ 4.2/5
Narration Performance⇝ 4.3/5
Main Characters⇝ 4/5
Secondary Characters⇝ 4/5
The Feels⇝ 4/5
Pacing⇝ 4/5
Addictiveness⇝ 3.8/5
Theme or Tone⇝ 4/5
Flow (Writing Style)⇝ 3.8/5
Backdrop (World Building)⇝ 3.8/5
Originality⇝ 5/5
Ending⇝ 4.7/5 Cliffhanger⇝ Nah...
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Book Cover⇝  It's amazing...
Setting⇝ An Alternate Britain
Source⇝ Audiobook (Library)
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Kindle eBook | Audio

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review 2019-01-19 17:35
Review: "Bound Gods: Betrayed" (Bound Gods, #3) by Adrienne Wilder
Bound Gods: Betrayed - Adrienne Wilder

This was NOT a romance, not even in the broadest sense, but simply torture porn.

 

75% of this book was just torture scene after torture scene between a sadist, a pain slut and an idiot. None of it was even remotely arousing or sexy, but just cringeworthy and painful to read. I skimmed through most of it.

 

The rest consisted of boring dialogues, repetitive explanations, and a plot that hasn't really moved any forward since the last book. I really don't care about any of the characters enough to find out what's gonna happen to them, nor do I want to continue with this series.

 

And that's why I call it quits here.

 

~ 2 stars ~

 

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review 2019-01-16 17:50
Review: "Bound Gods: Chained" (Bound Gods, #2) by Adrienne Wilder
Bound Gods: Chained - Adrienne Wilder

Truly not for the faint of heart, and I really, REALLY hate everything about sounding *cringes and screams internally* and especially reading about it in excruciating detail. SO not my kink. And yet I can't stop reading this series. 

 

~ 4 stars ~

 

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review 2019-01-14 14:34
Review: "Bound Gods: The Chimera" (Bound Gods, #1) by Adrienne Wilder
Bound Gods: The Chimera - Adrienne Wilder

A promising and intense start to this series. I'm intrigued.

 

~ 4 stars ~

 

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review 2019-01-11 10:55
New Release Reveiw! Siren's Calling (The Cursed Seas Collection) Alyssa Breck & Anna Santos!

 

 

Today, we are diving underwater and then traveling through a dystopian world in Siren's Calling a new release in The Cursed Seas Collection by Alyssa Breck & Anna Santos! Enjoy and don't forget to add the book to your shelves!

 

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Framed and disgraced by her ex, young siren Alayah needs to restore her honor and prove her valor. When the elders announce that there’ll be a contest to choose a commander who will leave on a quest to find a Legacy Stone, Alay jumps at the opportunity and signs up.

 

Only the strongest of all participants will have the honor to search for the stone. The elders aren’t taking things lightly, and all the games are difficult. Plus, something dark is killing the participants and trying to stop the quest from being completed.


The warrior siren’s young shoulders carry the burden and hopes of the region when she leaves with a team of warrior sirens to recruit a mage to stop the total destruction of the earth’s habitat.

 

Recruiting the mage won’t be as easy has the elders foretold. Yet, in a turn of the events, Alay finds herself with two gorgeous mages vying for attention and willing to help her on her quest.

 

Bonds will be forged, and trusts will be betrayed in this epic quest that leads sirens, humans, mages, and dark creatures into a race against time to find the powerful Legacy Stone and use it for either good or evil.

 

Siren female warriors, sexy mages, and dark creatures live in this dystopian world where the Black Magic threatens to destroy an already dying world. If you are a fan of Hunger Games, The 100, and Divergent, you'll love this one!

 

Siren’s Calling is a stand-alone, full-length, Reverse Harem, Dystopian novel in The Cursed Seas Collection.

 

 

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This enthralling reverse harem romance keeps readers glued to the pages with lots thrilling suspense and a sense of adventure as sirens, humans, mages and dark creatures race against time to find a powerful stone. The characters in this romance are bold, vibrant and easily draw readers into their story which has them on quest to save the siren’s world and eventually the whole world. The story takes place in post-apocalyptic future with black magic threatening to destroy what is left of the dying world and the authors brought it to life and sparked readers’ imaginations which make it easy for readers to feel as if they are partaking in the quest as well. The plot is fast paced and flows smoothly throughout with lots of adrenaline pumping and suspenseful events including creatively described magical battles, emotional turmoil, betrayals, spine chilling events, exciting meetings and life altering changes.

 

The romance of the story is sweet and pretty much clean even though this is a reverse harem romance and it kind of unfulfilling in that respect with the way the relationships come about. Alayah leaves on the quest but has to leave her love at home and while on the journey she discovers two more men along the way. The story has some intimate scenes between Alayay and each of her lovers but there is something missing from the whole process but that does not take away from the enjoyment of this story as readers can’t stop turning the pages of the non-stop explosive action and suspense of this story.


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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41887027-siren-s-calling

 

BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/siren-s-calling-alyssa-breck-anna-santos/book,13995173

 

Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1032783

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/siren-s-calling-a-reverse-harem-dystopian-romance-the-cursed-seas-collection-by-alyssa-breck-and-cursed-seas

 


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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/245141-the-cursed-seas-collection

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Cursed-Seas/e/B07JL3HQ5V/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_3

 

 

Siren's Stone - Miranda Hardy
Dark Ocean Princess - Nina Walker
Stone Obsession - Julie Morgan
The Viking Throne - J.B. Michaels
Siren's Calling - Alyssa Breck & Anna Santos
Sordid Depths - Heather Marie Adkins
The Spelled Stone - Natalie G. Owens
Siren Awakened - Elle Middaugh
Siren's Curse - Carly Fall
Mage's Legacy - Rebecca Hamilton
Stone Heart - Pauline Creeden

 

 


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AVAILABLE in ebook

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HD69JT8/

 

Amazon-CA - https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07HD69JT8

 

Amazon-UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07HD69JT8

 

Amazon-AU - https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B07HD69JT8

 

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~ALYSSA BRECK~

 

Alyssa Breck is an award-winning author of horror, paranormal romance and erotic fiction. She grew up reading Stephen King and V.C. Andrews. The Shining changed her life and sparked a love of all things scary, spooky and spine-chilling.

Add some romance to that and she found her niche weaving paranormal and erotic romance stories. Alyssa lives in the south with her family and myriad pets.

 

 

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

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8391189.Alyssa_Breck

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/alyssa-breck

 

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~ANNA SANTOS~

 

Anna Santos is a Best Selling Paranormal Author, who builds worlds of undeniable beauty, with funny and enchanting characters. Anna always keeps the readers on their toes with her adrenaline-fuelled adventures, suspense-filled cliffhangers, and steamy love scenes.

 

When she isn't writing, Anna is considering plot twists for her next novel or delving into the world of her favorite authors. She loves superheroes, and she’s a geek at heart. She grew up watching Star Wars and plotting a way to become a Ninja. She has a fascination for Chinese Kung Fu movies and cherry blossom flowers.

 

She also enjoys writing poetry, watching a good movie, and spending time with her husband and family.

 


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

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13485530.Anna_Santos

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AnnaSantosAuthor

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/AnneSaint90

 

InstaGram - https://www.instagram.com/annasantosauthor/

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/anna-santos

 


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