Review: Until November (Until #1) by Aurora Rose Reynolds




SYNOPSIS

November is looking forward to getting to know her father and the safety of a small town. After leaving the Big Apple and her bad memories for Tennessee, November starts working for her dad at his strip club doing the books. The one time she’s allowed there during club hours she runs into Asher Mayson. He’s perfect until he opens his mouth and makes assumptions. November wants nothing to do with Asher but too bad for November, fate has other plans. 

Asher Mayson has never had a problem getting a woman, that is until November. Now all he can think about is making November his and keeping her safe. 


REVIEW


I am still in an asher fog. I needed this type of book right now. I just read all throughout my class lectures, so I need a miracle to pass my tests next week because I don’t have any notes!


November goes to live with her father and finds out that he owns a strip club. She then proceeded to do the books for the strip club and one night, she meets Asher. 

Asher Mayson and his brothers were notorious players. They didn’t do relationships and they were all EXTREMELY HOT. I need to capitalize those two words so you’d get the intensity of their hotness. 

There was a talk about a Mayson curse. The Mayson curse is when one of the Maysons meet the woman that was for them, it would be an explosion and it would be all about her from then on. They would only find one true love. 

“What did I tell you, son?” he says, looking at Asher. “When it happens—BOOM!”

Asher and November’s relationship progressed quickly; too quickly, but it worked. 
Asher took care of November like he was put on this earth for the sole purpose of making her happy and ensuring that she was safe. It made me swoon! 



November has been raised by a psychotic bitch of a mother. She was verbally and psychologically abusive. Her mother didn’t love and care for at all. She was practically raised by her nanny. Her mother kept causing problems and I just wanted her to die.




I am so glad I delayed reading this book, because I really need to read Trevor’s story next. Good thing it’s already out! 

5 stars! 

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The Ballad of Aramei (The Darkwoods Trilogy #3) by J.A. Redmerski





SYNOPSIS


Everything about Adria Dawson’s life has changed in unimaginable ways: the shattering betrayal of her mother, the fight for her life and sanity…the loss of her humanity. But now Adria must face the ultimate challenge and risk not only her life, but the lives of everyone she loves at the wrathful hands of Isaac Mayfair’s father.


Determined to help unravel a mysterious message deeply rooted in an unhinged mind, Adria becomes obsessed with traveling into Aramei’s turbulent past to see the truth of how the relationships and betrayals between the Mayfair and Vargas bloodlines were formed.


Meanwhile, Adria and the Mayfairs are doing everything they can to smoke out and trap the Praverian traitor. A trip to Providence uncovers not only an old family line who are enemies of the Praverians, but also raises questions about the Praverian’s true agenda.


But the traitor will be caught. People will die. And Adria’s destiny to be the cause of a war will come to pass. But what could a kind and simple girl like Adria Dawson ever do that could be considered an act of war? The landscape of the werewolf world will be forever changed in the climactic conclusion to The Darkwoods Trilogy.



This song was in my head while reading this. 



REVIEW

WHOA. That’s how you end a trilogy! This book was freakin UNBELIEVABLE. This series is definitely one of my favorites! I’m sad that it’s over, but I’m satisfied with the ending. 


The story picks up where Kindred left off. Adria is now facing new challenges. Isaac’s father wants her to communicate with Aramei and find out what she wants to tell them. Adria is so brave and she doesn’t let Trajan boss her around without having something to say about it. 


Now another problem that they have is the Praverian traitor living among them. The praverian traitor is someone close to them and he/she hates Adria and wants to kill her. I’d like to say I was surprised who the traitor was, but I’m not. A lot would not see it coming, but I did because I never liked that character. 


The lengths that the people in Isaac and Adria’s life do in order to help them are heartwarming. They have each other’s backs and you can feel the love and dedication they have for one another. Isaac’s love for Adria is so great that I could feel it while reading the book. 


I love having a look at Aramei’s past. It makes everything clear and it was very well written. 


Trajan’s love for Aramei is limitless. He loves her so much and I would have swooned over him, but he has a lot of issues. First, he loves Aramei, ONLY Aramei. Second, he’d risk his children’s life and his kind’s life just so Aramei could live. Third, he feels nothing for anyone EXCEPT Aramei. I love his devotion to her, but if you can’t show compassion to others, it ruins the whole thing. 


A truly wonderful and fantastic series! I’ll miss all the characters! 


5 STARS!! 



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Review: Rising Fang by Anfal Khaliq






SYNOPSIS


Fourteen-year-old Ellie Paige dealt with monsters like most high school losers: she pretended they didn’t exist—from the prettier, slimmer girls who wrote nasty things about her on the bathroom walls to the boys who taped dirty drawings to her locker door.


But some monsters couldn’t be ignored, and there are worse things in the world than high school; a lesson Ellie learnt when she was savaged one night by a terrifying creature in the woods behind the school, turning her into a creature she had feared all her life …


Now, a sinister transformation had begun in Ellie, and dark dreams were calling her into the mountains west of town, where her life as she had always known it would almost certainly come to an end, her fate forever changed by the light of a full moon …



REVIEW



I read this book with my sister. She bought hers on Amazon and I received this book from the author.

The first chapter is very fast-paced. I cannot give a detailed review because I don’t want to give anything away. 


Ellie gets turned into a werewolf by a werewolf who had no choice but to turn her in order to save her life. Ellie gets turned into a werewolf on the prologue, so this isn’t really a spoiler. It’s peculiar how Ellie wasn’t the least bit weirded out that she was now a werewolf. She acted so chill about it. Other than that, the book was highly entertaining.


Ellie has two best friends in school: Kate and Jack. They are very different from each other, but they fit.


After a long night that changed Ellie’s life, she goes to school and meets a new student named Connor.Ellie immediately notices that there’s something unusual about Connor. Her first words to him were “You smell like me.”, that had me laughing out loud. 

This story is for those who are looking for an easy and adventurous read. It is well-written and the illustrations in the book were beautiful! Thank you Anfal Khaliq for this book! 


My Rating: 4 stars

My Sister’s Rating: 5 stars


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Review: Kindred (The Darkwoods Trilogy #2) by J.A. Redmerski






SYNOPSIS

Isaac Mayfair is hiding a dark secret. And just when Adria Dawson thinks the worst of her life among the werewolf world is over, she learns the secret that can rip her and Isaac’s love apart. Adria must come to terms with what the truth means for her. What it means for her life and how much time she has left to live it. She must choose between two different fates, neither of which can offer life as a certainty.

As if Isaac’s betrayal isn’t enough, Adria learns that there are things out there older and more powerful than werewolves could ever be. An archaic entity known only to few as the Praverian, unlike anything Adria has ever known or heard of.

As Adria struggles with her own fateful dilemmas, she must also try to find out why the Praverian is so interested in her and do everything in her power to stay out of its way.



REVIEW

This book was better than the first. It was more action packed and it had me on the edge of my seat while reading it. I was so keen on figuring out what was wrong with Adria and what was bugging Isaac.

There were a lot of Isaac and Adria moments, but they both have their own secrets so it’s hard for them to really be together by keeping major secrets from each other.

I love the twists! I never saw them coming. (Well except Isaac’s secret. I accidentally clicked on the page where he confesses and I read his secret. I hate when that happens!)

Adria is a likable heroine. She’s not whiny and she thinks things through before doing them. She’s also not a drama queen. Good thing she was only mad at Isaac for one chapter. The secrets and revelations surrounding this girl are insane and I wish her the best of luck in the third book.

Isaac has all these responsibilities that would make a weaker person crumble. He has to take care of his family, pack, and most importantly Adria. You could really feel his love for Adria. The choices that he made were all for her. 

For some reason, I don’t like Zia all that much. I know that a lot would disagree with me, but she just annoys the hell out of me. 

I’m excited to start reading book 3! 

5 STARS!

Rising Fang by Anfal Khaliq


Received from the author in exchange for an honest review.



Fourteen-year-old Ellie Paige dealt with monsters like most high school losers: she pretended they didn’t exist—from the prettier, slimmer girls who wrote nasty things about her on the bathroom walls to the boys who taped dirty drawings to her locker door.

But some monsters couldn’t be ignored, and there are worse things in the world than high school; a lesson Ellie learnt when she was savaged one night by a terrifying creature in the woods behind the school, turning her into a creature she had feared all her life …

Now, a sinister transformation had begun in Ellie, and dark dreams were calling her into the mountains west of town, where her life as she had always known it would almost certainly come to an end, her fate forever changed by the light of a full moon …



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Review: King Hall (Forever Evermore #1) by Scarlett Dawn




SYNOPSIS

King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies. 

Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing:  survival.  Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings.  Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Prodigies: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life. 

Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the revolution.


REVIEW 


I am so glad my sister made me read this! 


Lily is studying at King Hall, a school for the Mysticals. There are 4 kinds of Mysticals: vampire, mage, shifter, and elemental. I thought I was over this type of storyline, but I really enjoyed this because it was highly entertaining and the story doesn’t drag. 


After a tear inducing tragedy, Lily is suddenly thrust upon the position of a prodigy. 

Prodigies are the future kings and/or queens of the Mysticals. Lily had a lot of studying to do since she was only a sophomore who had to accelerate to being a senior so that she could catch up with her fellow prodigies.


FRIENDSHIP

This was definitely the thing about this book that took hold of my attention the most. Lily (shifter), Ezra (vampire), Pearl (mage), and Jack (vampire) had the strongest friendship ever. I really felt how much they cared about each other and it gave me fuzzy feelings whenever the would help each other out. They loved each other and they would anything to help each other out. They were a mischievous bunch and they always had me laughing because of their crazy antics. 

Funny, crazy, and adventure-filled! This is a definite must-read! 

5 STARS!


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Review: Divided by Livia Jamerlan





SYNOPSIS


Alani LaBelle has it all. A great job, amazing friends, and a loving fiancé. Traveling to Las Vegas for her bachelorette party, she never expects to come across someone who rocks her world the way Ryan Kraft does. Though they only share a few hours together, the connection she feels with him is undeniable. Thinking that her feelings for him may be cold feet she brushes it off and attempts to focus on her fiancé and their impending nuptials. 

Heartbroken by her fiancé only days before their wedding, she finds herself needing to escape, needing to hide from reality. Though Alani knows that Ryan lives in Grand Forks, North Dakota, she never thought their paths would cross again while she is there.

Their friendship changes to something more with a good night kiss. Needing to be with Ryan, she leaves her old life in New Jersey behind and moves halfway across the country. As they journey together in a new relationship Alani has to adapt to life in a new city, new job, as well as dealing with Ryan’s ex-girlfriend Stephanie, who is waiting for the perfect moment to get Ryan back. 

But will her fiancé let Alani walk away from him without a fight? Will Alani’s love for Ryan be enough for her to stay with him through turmoil? Or will Stephanie’s secret tear them apart?



REVIEW


Alani is two weeks away from marrying her boyfriend of 5 years. She and her friends went off to Las Vegas to celebrate her bachelorette party. On their last night there, Alani meets Ryan. They have a connection that she has never felt before. Alani did not cheat, but they did flirt and dance a lot. 


Alani and her friends return to New York, but Ryan was still a constant thought in her head. 

She finds her fiancé cheating on her with his secretary two days before their wedding. Alani goes to North Dakota to escape everything, and hopefully find someone.

Ryan and Alani’s romance was too cute and adorable. Everything was working out really well until the twist. I was so shocked and I really didn’t see it coming. 


If you’re looking for a sweet and romantic easy read with a huge twist, this one is for you!


FAVORITE QUOTES

“It was my absolute pleasure to meet you Alani LaBelle. I’ll always remember you and I wish you nothing but happiness. I do hope your future husband makes you happy and gives you the world. It’s what you deserve.”

“I let you walk out of my life before. I won’t let you walk away from me again.”


4 stars!


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Review: Fallen Crest Public (Fallen Crest High #3) by Tijan






SYNOPSIS

Sam’s first day at Fallen Crest Public doesn’t go well. Some girls want to be her. Some girls want to destroy her. And some just don’t like her. All in all, despite being protected by Mason and Logan, it’s still only the strong survive. Sam will not only have to survive, she needs to learn how to conquer too, but there’s another battle growing. Things are about to come to a disastrous end between the towns, Roussou and Fallen Crest. Sam’s other main dilemma? Keeping Mason and Logan from getting arrested or hospitalized. 




REVIEW

Samantha got her spunk back. She’s not an annoying cry baby anymore! I’m also glad to announce that there is less running in this book. Thank God for that. There is a part in this book where Sam gets hurt by Kate and her acolytes. Then there’s the part with Mason and Kate. I wanted to strangle Mason in that part even though I knew he was doing it for Sam. Poor Sam, it was hard reading that part. 
This girl is seriously nice because after all Kate has done to her, she still helped her. 

Mason has some parts in his POV. Those were awesome. He may seem like a cold-hearted bastard to some people, but he was a total softie when it came to Sam. He loves her SO much. Mason is calculating, but he loses control when it comes to Sam because all he can think about is how he’s going to make it better for her. 

I would have wanted to read parts in Logan’s POV, but something tells me that the next book will have his POV. (or at least I hope so) He was still protective of Sam and I loved how he really cared about her. He was always there for her and he was as willing as Mason to sacrifice everything for her. 

The ending left me speechless.



 I’ve always had my suspicions, but I didn’t think I was right. I wouldn’t say there was a cliffhanger, but the twist at the end will have you clamoring for the next book.  

4.5 stars! 


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