Friday, 8 March 2019

Bring Down the Stars by Emma Scott

I fell for Connor Drake. I didn’t want to; I fought against it, but I fell in love with him anyway. With his words. With his poetry. With him. The gentleness and beauty of his soul that speaks directly to mine. He writes as if he can feel my heart, hear its cadence and compose the exact right lyrics to accompany every beat and flow.
I’m in love with Connor…so why do I feel an inexplicable pull to his best friend, Weston? Grouchy, sullen, brooding Weston Turner, who could cut you down with a look. Fiercely intelligent with a razor sharp wit and acid tongue, he’s the exact opposite of Connor in every way, and yet there’s electricity in the air between us. The thorny barbs Weston wraps around himself can’t keep me away. But the more time I spend with these men, the more tangled and confused my emotions become.
When they both sign up for the Army Reserves during a time of increasing strife in the Middle East, I fear I’ll never unravel my own heart that sometimes feels as if it will tear straight down the middle…for both of them.

I love how this book starts, with both boys at school so you get to see how this strong friendship built to a point that they would literally do anything for each other. We then get to see Connor and Weston go off to College and this is where the real fun starts. Weston meets Autumn first and they have a challenging first meeting which leaves both of them intrigued by the other but instantly Connor arrives and lets say Autumn is smitten from the get go. 
I loved all three of these characters in their own right and that made me really enjoy the three person POV (Which would normally be 1 too many people for me). Autumn, Connor and Weston were all so different that it was clear whose POV you were reading from even without the headings. 
This love triangle was fun and different, it was all woe is me and who should I love but instead it was genuine love for both people. The boys were best friends because they represented parts that the other person didn't have but that is exactly what Autumn fell in love with each of them. 
I'm sure that everybody who has read this book has an ideal pairing in mind and mine would be Weston & Autumn and Connor & Ruby. I would have loved to read the next book in the series anyway but the ending to this book was left on such a cliff hanger that I just need to know!!
I love Emma Scott's writing style, it was so easy and nice that the book flowed so quickly. I enjoy the character descriptions and how the families are all realistic and a little bit messy which makes them relate able and more fun to read about. 
At no point do we spend too much time on irrelevant characters and places which is a nice change. It isn't very often that I pick up a Romance book but I am so glad that I was given the opportunity to read this book. 

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Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers review


Young, beautiful and deadly.

Trained as an assassin by the god of Death, Ismae is sent to the court of Brittany, where she finds herself under prepared - not only for the games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death's vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?
A dangerous romance full of intrigue, poison and ultimately finding one's way.

Ismae is our main character in this story, she had a bit of a rubbishy start to her life to be honest. Her dad tried to abort her and when that failed he treated her like rubbish for her whole life until he sold her on to another man so that her could continue to treat her badly. 
Thank god or Death i suppose that Ismae was saved. Ismae really grew as a character in the convent but I most loved her once she had met Duval. I think he helped to challenge her and make Ismae work out things about herself that she hadn't before. 
I loved the characters and their progression throughout this story. I felt as though the plot was really well though out and that the characters were all really realistic and relatable. I was a little worried going into this that the era the book is set in would throw me off because I am not used to reading books set in history but to be honest it didnt really make a difference to most of the story anyway. 
I dont want to spoil anything so I am going to try my best not to but I do want to talk about this one specific part of the book. So Duval goes through some difficulties and Ismae spends quite a bit of time trying to figure out why. I figured this out the second he started having problems what was happening, Ismae was given all of the same answers that I was so it annoyed me that it took her so long. 
I wont be continuing with this series because the next book is not based around Ismae and Duval it is instead based around another girl from the convent. I don't feel as invested in the other characters so  I will not spend time on it. 

I would recommend this book though. 
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Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Falcondell - The Devils Son by S J Crabb


Grace Gray is sent to Falcondell High to finish High School with her cousin Gabe as her protector. She has moved around all of her life and longs for a normal life. Unfortunately for her she is far from normal and has to join the "Invisibles" in order to pass through the year unnoticed. Nobody must discover her secret. 
The hottest, meanest, most evil bad boy that you could ever wish to meet in the school though has other ideas and is used to getting his own way. Ash Knight lives with his uncle who controls the Town through fear. He is the leader of the most feared gang in the area and nobody gets in their way. Ash lives with his uncle but spends his holidays with his father. 
When Grace comes to Falcondell Ash finds himself in unknown territory. They say that opposites attract but this relationship is the stuff of nightmares for everyone involved. They will have to not only battle their own feelings but those of their families and friends. Will Grace's guardians allow them to be together or will she once again be moved away for her own protection? Ash also discovers something that turns his world upside down and they both end up fighting for a lot more than each other. 
If you like a good High school romance with a bad boy to die for then this is for you. 
Can somebody who is so good ever be with somebody who is completely evil? Ash and Grace are at opposite sides of the spectrum and this year changes them both forever.

This is the biggest load of nonsense that I have ever read. I cant remember the last time I rated something so low. I finished the entire book to see if i was missing something because this book has decent reviews but nope I wasn't missing anything. I can only assume that the good reviews are from people who received ARC copies of the book because this book was awful. 

There is no story to this book at all so if you were hoping to follow a story you can think again. The characters are boring and bland. literally nothing happens! Nothing

Grace is some sort of angel and even that isn't very exciting tbh. she wears a special locket that makes her less beautiful because otherwise boys fall over themselves to get to her. Grace basically just does whatever anybody else tells her to do without questioning it. 

Ash "The Bad Boy" - what did he actually do that was sooooo bad? other than get into a fight? He is possessive but not in the brooding kind of way, in a needy always in your face kind of way.This book is full of physical assault. Boys treating girls like crap and everybody just doing whatever Ash tells them too. 

The book is sold as a Twilight Grease hybrid but who asked for that and also no it isnt!! This is just lazy writing and bad story telling!

I 100% would NOT recommendThanks for Reading 
Em x
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Thursday, 31 January 2019

Sweet Reckoning by Wengy Higgins


It’s time. 
Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways.
The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous—especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting. When the Duke of Lust sends Anna’s great love, Kaidan Rowe, to work against her, Anna must decide how much she’s prepared to risk.
In the most sensual and fast-paced instalment yet, Sweet Reckoning brings all the beloved Neph together one last time to fight for their freedom

So as you will have read from the previous reviews I have been really enjoying this series. The characters are still extremely well written and full of well..... Character. 
I enjoyed reading about the twins much more in this instalment than I have done in the previous two books and I think this is because Ginger is written as more of a person instead of just a bitch. 
Kope and Z have gotten together which is both strange and sweet. I didn't find Kope quite as interesting in this book as I have in the previous books. 

I do have a couple more niggles in this book compared to the previous two mostly because parts of the book just felt quite predictable. I could almost guess what was going to happen. I have also been confused as to why the Duke of Lust doesn't just find Anna to see if she is pure himself as he clearly doesn't trust Kaidan to do it. I could have lived without the adoption at the ending because that made everything end just a little bit too perfectly. 

All that being said, I have really enjoyed this series and it has for sure been one of my favourite Angel book series that I have read. 

I would recommend this series to anybody that has enjoyed the Mortal Instruments and maybe even Twilight. 

Thanks for Reading 
Em x
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Wednesday, 30 January 2019

The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout


When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen...but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she'd only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head...

Lets start off with the fact that I loved this book!! I love that it carries on with the LUX series, even though I probably could have done with recapping the last couple of books. Re reading the other books in the series wasn't necessary however I do think you would have to have some knowledge of the world before delving into this book

I do want to start with the negatives though just to get them out of the way. I did not really like Evie! I found her a bit boring, I even liked her friends a lot better than I liked her. 

I felt like the build up for the story was quite slow which meant that for me the story was only just getting going towards the middle of the book. 

That being said I love Luc, I think his bad boy character is super cool and the kind of Instalove works in this book partly because of the story but also because of the different sides that it manages to show in Luc. 

I loved how quickly I was able to get through this book because none of the story was boring. There were lots of things going on to keep me interested but I didn't find any of the sub plots too distracting. 

I really enjoyed this book and I think that there are so many exciting places Armentrout could take it to in the second book. 

I would recommend this book if you are in the mood for something easy and maybe a tad predictable or if you are a die hard fan of the LUX series then obviously this is for you! 

Thanks for Reading 
Em x
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Thursday, 24 January 2019

Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins

Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things. 

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.
When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?
Obviously if you have not read the first book then you should go and do that before you spoil yourself with this review. 
The second thing to note is slightly negative. I hate this cover!!! hate it so much!. I really liked the first one but there is something about the way Anna and Kaidan are stood in this that makes me hate it. 
That being said, this was a fun return on the Sweet series. We get to see Anna try to be a bad girl. Which is awkward and quite amusing. We get to see a load more of Kope which is great because I liked him in the previous book and we also get introduced to a bunch more characters. 
Wendy Higgins did a great job at not falling into the second book syndrome which can leave me disappointing this book was just as exciting as the first if not more.
This book is sexy and fun with some teen drama to enjoy too!. 
I loved the adventure that Anna and Kope went on and the time they got to spend together was interesting although I am not the hugest fan of a love triangle this one was not soooo bad. 
I have really enjoyed reading about how the characters are each coping with the struggles of addiction and cravings for their particular specialty. I have found the whole series so far but this specific subject particularly to have been handled gently and maturely. 

Another Great Job Wendy Higgins
Thanks for Reading 
Em x
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Thursday, 17 January 2019

Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy) by Wendy Higgins


Fans of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series will be drawn to Wendy Higgins's sexy, thrilling Sweet Evil series.
What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences? This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

I read this book because Amazon told me to basically. It was recommended because i bought the Mortal instrument books a few years back. I got a brand new kindle for Christmas and thought yeah why not give it a go. 
I think what Wendy Higgins has done here is very clever, Managing to make the bad guys likable is no easy task but she did it. Anna is a good girl but she learns some things about herself when she meets bad boy Kaiden. Typical boy meets girl you might think? but you would be wrong this book has tons more than that. there are angels and demons which usually i would turn away from but in this case its quite tasteful. There are spirits and even the devil! 
The characters in this book are very interesting, usually there are characters that I love and characters that I hate and don't get me wrong I have my favourites but over all they are all pretty well written. 
Anna is a nerdy good girl and I must admit I wasn't bothered by her for the first couple of chapters but she grew as a character when she met Kaiden. I liked reading the story from Annas POV and in general I enjoyed her story telling. Kaiden is literally the devils gift to women, He is attractive and knows how to get any women going apparently. There were other fun characters too,  i particularly enjoyed reading about Kobe. 
I think saying that if you enjoyed Mortal Instruments then you will enjoy this is spot on. It has that kind of vibe to it. 
I would (and have already) 100% recommend this to anyone that enjoys a paranormal romance YA. 

Thanks for Reading 
Em x
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