We’re back into the world of Veiled Eliminators! This book follows Seventeen who is tasked with killing Two and Four from the pervious book. She has a cybernetic suit with wings to help her with the mission but can she go through with it?
Seventeen didn’t come off as a trained assassin. She seems a bit too timid for the role. Edrian is a sexy dragon shifter. Right from the first meeting, they have great chemistry. There’s great world building as Seventeen searches for her prey and keeps doubting the order. Can she really kill them? Will she herself become a traitor and disobey? You’ll have to read and find out. The romance is light. I do wish there had been more of it.
Virama is a good addition the series. I’m interested to see how the series will continue!
Oak Haven is once again in danger and Sera is the only one who can stop it. First, she must find her presumed dead father and in order to do that she has to team up with her enemy, Fabian. Can they find the secrets to life beneath the city or does their journey stop here?
This is the third book in the Night Angel Chronicles series. The first two books in the series are solid four star reads, Key of Mystery and Book of Angels. This is continuation of the fabulous characters from those books. Sera has truly grown as a person but her fight isn’t over. Add violence and Fabian into the mix, Sera’s got herself a hard task. There’s great action and a wonderfully twisted plot. There are still many scenes that are slow moving. The beginning didn’t pull me in like the first two. Sera’s journey has been a wild one, filled with heartbreak and terror. That ending has an interesting cliffhanger.
The Night Angel Chronicles is an adventurous series that young adult lovers will want to read!
"Be careful who you love, it just might kill you."
Sera’s father is killed, leaving behind a key. Suddenly her father death is not an accident and angels appear with strange talk of protecting her. When powers start manifesting Sera knows she has to find out the truth, whatever that may be.
This book begins with a Los Angeles Time story that is really creeping. Instantly I am hooked on the plot! I feel so bad for Sera’s family. Not only did they lose their father but he left them in debt. Her brother’s being a jerk and her mother’s losing it. After all that, these creatures are coming out of the shadows and they all seemed to be aimed toward her. Sera is a phenomenal character. She’s eighteen and handles herself realistically. She tries to be brave but that doesn’t always work. I like that so much about her. As this new world begins to take terrifying shape she meets Peter. Peter is cold at first and very secretive. I like how he thaws as the story progresses, even though he still has those moments where I want to slap the back of his head. This story has excellent characters and a unique, if sometimes slow, plot. I’m excited to read the next book!
Ethan asks his wife Jazmin to travel with him to Columbia while he is on a mission to protect the Secretary of State. Their trip soon turns disastrous and life-threatening. They are stranded in the Columbia woods with poisonous snakes and bugs, along with terrorist! They have no clue if they will make it out of there alive...
This story is action packed from start to finish. Ethan is a strong man and his wife Jazmin is just as fierce. From the beginning you can tell they have are so in love. The author did a great job showing this couple as already established. They soon find their lives in danger. Ethan assumes that the Secretary of state is in danger and terrorist want him dead. However, they discover that Ethan is the target and since he has many enemies from his former CIA career the twist becomes a mystery. Every character is a surprise and you either love/hate them.
his was a love story between Ethan and Jazmin, yet it was so full of adventure, mistrust, and danger made it such a hit for more. That's why I gave The Secretary's Bodyguard 5 stars!
The time has come. The war is upon them. Feyre started her journey starving for both food and love. Now, she is the mate of the most powerful high lord in the world. But can they survive the immense forces of Hybern, who plan to enslave humans?
Feyre is officially one of my favorite characters. Hell, this whole series is going down as one of my favorites. I’m so excited to read more in this world and I hear there will be at least one more book. This third book, A Court of Wings and Ruin, is the closing trilogy for this storyline. Hybern has the cauldron and the forces. Rhys, Cassian, Azriel, Amren, Mor and Feyre must fight together to beat him. But there are some huge twists in this story that made my mouth drop open. This fantasy world is rich with detail and the romance heats up the pages. The action is seriously intense but I found the last battle too drawn out. Just when I thought the fight is about to come to an end, there’d be another part to get through. It feels very bogged down and slow moving. The ending is beautiful and romantic. I love how everything plays out, including a few unexpected twists.
If you love epic fantasy with romance than this series, A Court of Thorns and Roses, is an absolute must read!
I don’t even know how to start this review. I am freaking blown away by this book! Epic doesn’t even begin cover the journey of Feyre Cursebreaker across the Fae lands and into a world on the brink of war. She finds love in the most unexpected places and friends that will grow to family. As fights rage on, and the Hybern king finds allies, the people Feyre loves most are in danger.
Wow! Are you freaking kidding me? This has to be made into a move or a tv series or something. I want to sink into this world! The way the author creates such lush worlds and vivid characters is nothing short of spectacular.
Normally, when a book changes first person point of view between characters it loses me. I’ve left many books in the did not finish pile because of that issue. This story has one chapter where the point of view changes. It actually works. I think because it’s a brief glimpse into another character rather than their thoughts the whole way through the book. So, I’d tell you not to be put off by the switching point of views for its only one short chapter, a brief scene.
Feyre, I loved her from the beginning. She starts off weak and destroyed by the events in the first book. It felt very real how she dealt with the blood on her hands. As the story continues, she’s thrust into dangerous situations and becomes so much more than just Fae. Rhy, yeah, I liked him in the first book despite the darkness surrounding him. I’m so glad Feyre and Rhy have their own thing going on. I wouldn’t call it young adult appropriate, but if you’re an adult reading this series, you’re going to love it. Even the secondary characters, Mor, Cassian, Azriel, Nesta, every one of them has a personality of their own. Tamlin, oh my God, that twist with Tamlin. My mouth literally hung open when that ending came around. What a book! I have to read the next story, A Court of Wings and Ruin. Then I’m going to be stalking the author for the next release, lol.
Sarah J. Maas is an epic story teller and romance weaver. Nothing showcases her talents better than this must read series!
My sister in law is a huge fan of this author. As a gift she gave me this book, A Court of Thorns and Roses. I love the cover. I love the genre. So, why not give it a try? I am so freaking glad she gave this book to me. It’s an amazing twist on Beauty and the Beast. One that’s unique and filled with stunning settings.
Feyre is only nineteen but her family survival rests on her shoulders. Her father is broke and cripple. Her sisters are useless or too young and her mother passed away after begging Feyre to take care of them. Now she hunts in the forest for their food and counts the days before they starve. After she kills a wolf in the forest, a giant shape shifting fairy breaks in their door and demands to know who killed his friend. Tamlin gives her a choice, live with him forever or die. Some choice huh? So, she leaves her family after he promises not to let them starve and crosses the giant wall into the fairy realm. But not all is as it seems. There’s a plague upon this world, one that threatens to spill into the human world and that plague’s name is Amarantha.
I do want to point out first that I did skip the first chapter and some of the second. I don’t care to read about her hunting but rather than skip the book, I told my sister in law I’d give it a try, I skipped those parts. I’m totally giddy and excited. This book is fabulous and beautiful and dark and twisted. Yes, I know that a run-on sentence. No, I don’t care. I love this book so hard. The world building is perfect. It’s just enough to be different but no so complicated that I got confused. Fairies live on one side of the wall, humans on the other. The fairy realm is a lot more intricate and I found it fascinating how the author set that all up. Feyre, LOVE her! She tough. She does what she had to do to stay alive and keep her family alive. She’s not a bad a$$ but she’s not some whiny girl either. The more I read, the more I was immersed in this world. Tamlin is very standoffish in the beginning and as I read he unfurled like a gorgeous flower. There are even some steamy bits in here that I think are really tastefully done! And that ending *mouth drops open* Wow.
Action? Hell, yes!
Romance? Yes! Adorable!
World building? Perfect! Fairies and shape shifters!
I’ve already ordered the next book in the series and I’m eagerly awaiting it or rather impatiently awaiting it. So, to sum this review up. GO BUY A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES! It’s a must read.
Title: Banking on Life
Author: Curtis A. Cooper
Length: Novel - 160 pages
Genres: Adventure, Contemporary, Inspirational, Young Adult
TBR Reviewer: Jean
Rating: 3 Stars – A Good Read
Faith and Hope. A modern family must find both to re-connect with each other and what's important in life.
This is a tale of faith both lost and found, and the journey back to wholeness of a family on the verge of unraveling. Jake Farnsworth sees his family of four drifting apart, and plans a camping trip to rekindle a sense of togetherness. At odds with his wife's dedicated involvement with her church, and his son and daughter indifferent to just about everything, Jake is a man whose inner compass has begun to lose its true north. However, nature has other plans than providing the Farnsworths with just a pleasant hike through the woods. When the camping trip becomes a life or death situation, true love and true faith bring out the best in everyone and heal a hurting family unit.
As an 'inspirational' read, this novel certainly ticks all the boxes, and adds in a thriller element for good measure. While at times unrealistic, the plight of this family and the dangers they face keeps the pages turning. However, a little less detail and a bit more research into back-country camping requirements would have made the story tighter and more believable. But in the end, finding renewed purpose and re-establishing a loving family relationship through such trials sends a joyful and inspirational message that tugs at the reader's heart and brings a satisfying happy ending.
I highly recommend you watch the movie first. I loved it, by the way, and I also loved the book. However, the book is heavy with technical terms and math problems (I’m lucky I can figure out a tip ... …with a calculator and I still enjoyed the book.) Watching the movie first is a must.
Mark Watney (played brilliantly by Matt Damon) is a botanist for the Ares crew on mars. When a bad storm hits, they all evacuate but Mark is hit by debris. They all think he’s dead. With heavy hearts, they leave mars. That’s when Mark wakes up almost out of air, half buried in red sand and impaled by an antenna. Oh yeah, he’s also the only human on mars!
This is an odd novel, in terms of point of view. Watney is via the logs he writes. As soon as I learned this my hopes for this book sort of fell. How good can it be if all we get is a bunch of dry telling? Oh, I was so wrong! Happily wrong! The logs are heavy with sarcasm and although I had a hard time following all the math stuff, still entertaining. The personality of Mark really came through and before I knew it I was one hundred pages in. Then two hundred. I couldn’t put the book down. It runs a similar path to the movie. There are some differences which I found rather interesting to read. There’s more sarcasm in the book which made me snicker out loud frequently. If the technical stuff had been paired down a bit this would definitely be five shiny stars. As is, this is still a must read for me. I will be recommended the book and the movie!
All that career fisherman Leo Shine wants is to be out on the Alaskan waters with his brother and
father at the helm of their own spanking new fishing boat, the Goblin. While working with another crew, Leo learns that the Goblin has been lost, along with his only kin. Clues found in the wreckage speak of contraband and illegal trafficking, something Leo cannot allow himself to believe, setting him off on a journey to find answers and family he never knew, oceans away in Portugal. Piper Pines is fed up with the nomadic, uncertain lifestyle she's led with her fisherman father on England's blustery north coast,
and decides to strike out on her own journey of family discovery.
It's rare when a book makes you really feel like you're there, in the setting of the story. Author Sue Roebuck does this handily.You can virtually feel the waves and water sloshing around your ankles and the sun and wind beating down on your back. I wouldn't categorize this story as a romance, although it's easy
to see that the main characters are destined for one another quite early on. Like the ocean, the currents and swells of the story draw our characters inexorably to the same place and time. It was a treat to be "immersed" in an such an intricate plot, with a bit of mystery to solve along the way. The length of this book allowed for some great character development and a cast of numerous performers that are memorable enough to not get lost in the readers' mind. I could actually visualize Lili screaming epithets in Portuguese and Etta's outfits that were as colorful as her vocabulary! However, the major player here is the breathtaking, timeless, unforgiving sea. The author's knowledge of the sea, of the locale, its language and industry really comes through in this work and keeps you riveted until the end. That's when you know you have a good book in your hands.
Rising Tides is a great vacation read. Be sure to take it with you on the next boat you catch!
Ms. Roebuck is giving away an Ecopy of her book. The TBR Pile is giving away a book from our prize list. TO ENTER: Comment below on why you love seafaring books?