Andrew and Kiernan are freshman who experience an event that will change their lives forever. Rage, pain, heartbreak, their story is not going to be easy…...
Take a minute to enjoy that cover, how beautiful! The title is also an attention grabber. Okay on to the review. The beginning didn’t pull me in. Honestly, I was kind of confused and I had a hard time keeping all the characters straight. That said, I kept reading and really enjoyed the rest of the story. This is definitely not a light read. It is also a bit slow moving in some places and the time jumps/scene jumps make the story a bit disjointed. I did really like both Kiernan and Andrew. Their stories are dark and sad and stunning. They stole my heart. Don’t read this without tissues. I am struggling with the rating between four and three stars. I went with three simply because this book really has potential but there’s still several aspects I think could be approved upon. I would check out any other book by these authors.
Julia is a sixteen-year-old girl that never fits in, maybe because she’s lived in so many different places for such short periods of time. Back in New Orleans she’s determined to find out what happened to her missing cousin, Aubree. Distracted by the hottest boy in school, she still finds time to investigate and finds it all revolves around the convent…
This is a ya mystery that has a few twists and a wonderful main character. I instantly liked Julia, from her awkwardness to her never give up attitude. At times, her actions are a bit hard to believe but she has a feistiness to her that I enjoyed. Ryan is harder to pin down. Why is the hottest guy in class talking to her? What are his motives? I didn’t trust him at all and the fact that Julia is falling so quickly for him isn’t my favorite aspect of the story. As the romance moves along so does the mystery, which I love. The author has a great knack for keeping me on the edge of my seat. Tyler, rejected and super adorable, Tyler. There’s sort of a triangle going on here. I did not like that she’s kissing them both without making up her mind. The ending is nicely resolved with twists and even a hint at the next book.
Shadow Lilies is an entertaining ya mystery that you shouldn't miss!
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Tevy’s is seeing angels. Yeah, angels in the sky fighting each other. They think she’s lost her mind so she’s sent to a mental hospital and learns to lie to everyone, even herself. When she’s free and still seeing the angels, she keeps it to herself until the boy next door sees them too. As Tevy becomes aware of Dillions affection toward her they both learn the truth, as terrifying and dangerous as it is…
I’ve read a thousand angel stories (estimating that count) and after a while they all start to blend together. This book is different. The Buddhism gives it this unique quality that really made this story stand out. I admit I have no idea how accurate it is because I don’t know anything about Buddhism. I had no problem following about different levels of heaven and how their wings don’t have feathers but it’s more faith and magic. Honestly, even without that hint of romance it is still interesting. Tevy, my God, the stuff this author threw at this poor girl. Losing her parents, seeing angels, everyone thinking she’s lost her mind and she’s sent into a sketchy mental hospital. This did make me instantly like Tevy. She’s been through hell and she’s come out of it broken but stronger. Dillon is so adorable! He’s silly and sweet and his funny/sarcastic dialogue makes me laugh out loud. This is an intriguing story peppered with first romance and six armed creatures trying to eat Tevy. Definitely entertaining. I’m excited to see what else this author will come up with!
If you want to read a different take on angels give Lie to Me a try!
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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!
Sera only wanted to find out who killed her father and what this mysterious key he left opened. It leads to a wild adventure filled with danger, potential love and heartbreaking loss. In the second book of the Night Angel Chronicles Sera faces queens bent on destruction and the ultimate questions, will she become the seventh angel?
I really enjoyed the first book Key of Mystery and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the second story. Book of Angels starts off immediately in this paranormal world where Sera is being saved from the brink of death. She’s no longer the average teenager with homework and awkward school dances. She’s now involved with angels, queens and powerful creatures. I love the world building. The author creates a story with lots of layers. It is slow moving in some places. I love how Sera isn’t a scared girl but willing to step up and deal with the crazy coming her way. The way she deals with Peter is so sweet and yet so sad. I’ve already got the next book in my kindle ready to go.
If you love stories about angels and demons, right and wrong, hope and despair, then give The Night Angel Chronicles a read!
What a unique, cool and terrifying idea. Carlie can look into the eyes of murder victims and see the murderer. So, what’s a strange girl to do? Simple, avoid dead bodies. Problem solved. But a cheerleader is murder and it looks like the killer will go free if Carlie doesn’t use her gift to help. With the help of her boyfriend Dillion, they search and he’s injured. She’s horrified of losing him so she vows never to help again, until the next victim turns out to be her friend.
Love, love, love the plot! It’s a young adult, mystery, paranormal gem. Carlie is a great character. She’s not your average teenager but she sure as hell is trying to be. I like how she feels this sense of right and wrong. As scared as she is, she gathers up enough courage to face this killer with horrible results. As the plot twists and turns the danger gets more intense. This is definitely an edge of your seat story. I could not stop reading. The romance between Dillion and Carlie is adorable! It’s flirty but doesn’t jump into the inappropriate column like many YA novels these days. I fell in love with these characters so when the ending came it is both amazing and bittersweet. I didn’t want this story to end. This is my first book by this author and sure as hell, not my last!
See is a must read, edge of your seat book!
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Title: Parallel Triangles
Author: Kimberly Ann Miller
Genre: Young Adult (sort of), Paranormal,
TBR Reviewer: Bella Star
Rating: 3 stars - A Good Read!
Parallel Triangle is about a girl named Carly who is on a cruise as a gift from her parents for graduating. Once the ship is in the Bermuda Triangle strange things occur, including Carly’s dwindling abilities. Suddenly she can’t sing or walk. Carly and her friends have to figure how to get out of the Bermuda Triangle and reverse all that’s happened.
The idea for this book is interesting. I’d never read a plot like this before. I really like the whole alternate reality concept and the author did a wonderful job in this book showing us. Carly is a great character and I found myself drawn to her from the beginning. I did have to suspend my belief in some parts, surprisingly not the paranormal stuff, but how the characters acted and certain situations. This isn’t something I’d let my teenager read. A lot of this is inappropriate and I think this is more of an adult read.
Reading this book as an adult, I did enjoy Parallel triangles.
Title: What's a SoulMate?
Author: Lindsey Ouimet
Genre: Young adult, romance, fantasy
TBR Reviewer: Bella Star
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read!
Libby’s colorless world suddenly changes into color when she meets her soulmate, he just happens to be in Juvenile detention…
This is such a unique idea that I was immediately drawn in. The world building is beautiful and the whole idea of color vs none is intriguing. The soulmate aspect is fascinating. You could have more than one, they may not be your soulmate even if you’re theirs. That made things a bit more interesting. However, Libby and her delinquent soulmate Andrew aren’t as interesting. Despite all the positive, the negative is that this book is kind of boring. It’s interesting, don’t get me wrong but it’s boring. It’s a teen love story but there’s no backbone. The world is one I’d like the author to explore more because it really is delightful.
This is a tale of the good girl falling in love with the bad boy in town but add in some serious suspense. Lydia was the ‘good girl’ and Nathan is her ‘bad boy’. He’s being blamed for all the trouble in town but Lydia is sure it isn’t him. But the real culprit now has his/her sight set on Lydia.
This is a great teen, romantic suspense. I love how the mystery played out! That is probably my favorite part about this book, the whodunit. It is really well written and executed. Lydia herself isn’t some girl that constantly gets in obvious trouble, oh there’s trouble, but it feels real. She is a huge win in this book. Nathan is trying to stay out of everyone’s way and he’s always sucked into the middle of everything. These two together are sweet and slightly hot, there are always interruptions, which is good because this is young adult. Seriously, this book is so amazing that I have to give it five stars. There was never a doubt of giving it anything less than perfect. You have to read this book!
All Kinds of Bad is a must read!
We start with a dark stint in the hospital for trying to commit suicide. Her father works for a company that cured autism, and are on the brink of other huge discovery’s. However, she is unique since the ‘happy juice’ doesn’t work on her. She’s also different because if she touches someone she gets a big glimpse of their mind. Thoughts, memories, fears, joys, it’s all uploaded into her brain with a single touch except for one person her father. Now, her mother is in a coma that she doesn’t believe is an accident. She literally trips over a boy named David who’s helping her investigate her father. And it all revolves around the drugs that may soon become mandatory for each person to take.
What a rush! What a ride! This book is freaking epic! And sad, hopeful, shocking, I’m trying to gather all my thoughts for the review. Mira, is in such torment, mentally, about what she can do it’s heartbreaking. When her mother is in the coma and David helps her it’s really rather amazing. The book comes together so flawlessly. The mystery aspect is perfect and spot on. I have my suspicions throughout the books and I was right but it is a wild ride getting there. So many twists and horrible but well written turns. I cannot stop reading! I want more books in this world.
Contact is an epic read that shouldn’t be missed! (Even if you don’t usually read young adult, give this book a try!)