Published: January 12th, 2016
by: St. Martin’s Press
Series: Charley Davidson #9
Genres: Adult-Fiction, Paranormal-Romance, Urban-Fantasy
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
In a small village in New York lives Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. So when she is working at a diner and slowly begins to realize she can see dead people, she’s more than a little taken aback. Stranger still are the people entering her life. They seem to know things about her. Things they hide with lies and half-truths. Soon, she senses something far darker. A force that wants to cause her harm, she is sure of it. Her saving grace comes in the form of a new friend she feels she can confide in and the fry cook, a devastatingly handsome man whose smile is breathtaking and touch is scalding. He stays close, and she almost feels safe with him around.
But no one can outrun their past, and the more lies that swirl around her—even from her new and trusted friends—the more disoriented she becomes, until she is confronted by a man who claims to have been sent to kill her. Sent by the darkest force in the universe. A force that absolutely will not stop until she is dead. Thankfully, she has a Rottweiler. But that doesn’t help in her quest to find her identity and recover what she’s lost. That will take all her courage and a touch of the power she feels flowing like electricity through her veins. She almost feels sorry for him. The devil in blue jeans. The disarming fry cook who lies with every breath he takes. She will get to the bottom of what he knows if it kills her. Or him. Either way.
Young-Adult, Paranormal, Supernatural, Romance
Series Reviews Pretty Dark Nothing
eARC provided by author via blog tour
My Rating 2.5 Stars
It’s been five weeks, two days, and eight hours since the demons forced Quinn to throw herself into the raging river, since Aaron sacrificed himself to save her, since his body disappeared without a trace.
Everyone wants Quinn to move on, but she can’t, not after a spirit appears to her at Aaron’s memorial, convincing her he’s still alive.
When a mysterious box materializes on the very spot Aaron disappeared, Quinn finds she’s at the center of an ancient prophesy of betrayal, revenge, and sacrifice that takes her to the depths of the underworld to face Lilith—Adam’s first wife.
If Quinn can stop Lilith from unleashing the demon horde Eve, trapped inside the box during the Battle of Eden millennia ago, she will save the human realm and free Aaron from an eternity in torment.
All it will cost is her blood.
Series: Penryn & the End of Days #3
Genres: Young-Adult/ Paranormal/ Post-Apocalyptic/ Romance
My Rating: 5 Stars
End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy.
After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.
When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?
Author: Lauren Kate
Release Date: December 8, 2009
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Rating: 3 STARS
From Goodreads: There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.
Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce- he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret….even if it kills her.
Angels. That’s enough for me to want to read it. After my cousin suggested that I read this, I went ahead and bought it. It sat on my shelf for a long time (if the dust was any indication). And while I did like it, it was too slow on parts, and too fast on others.
We start off with Luce, the MC, getting sent off to a reform school. I felt bad for her in a way because of all that she has been through- what with the psych meds and the whole death of the boy she was with at a beach party. Moving on… So at Sword & Cross, we meet Daniel. This is where I wanted to scream at Luce for being so naive! Daniel treats her like crap, yet she is drawn to him. She has Cam, the green-eyed boy, pining for her, while the boy she wants, Daniel, is trying his best to stay away from her.
I mean, the whole school is like super creepy! Cemetery and the gym that used to be a church? If that’s not bad enough, the students themselves are walking around with tracking bracelets. It took too long to get to the point, and when it did, there were still things that I just needed to know. Luce is constantly seeing shadows and having dreams about Daniel. You kind of figure out little things here and there, but some things will still have you guessing.
I liked it, but i’m not sure that i’ll buy the next book just yet. This series is not high on my to-read list. But it is a good paranormal to read, especially if you are into angels. I mean, Daniel is no Raffe, but the story is okay.
Over the years, I’ve read many books by little known authors. I’ve read some great ones and some not so great ones, and they’ve stuck with me one way or the other. A few of the ones that I love have basically taken up residence on my bookshelves or my kindles. I want to talk about The Watchers Series by Lynnie Purcell.
Book 1, The Watchers is truly awesome, and once you start reading it, you won’t put it down. I read it within hours nonstop and immediately bought the next book The Seekers , which only drives you deeper into the world of half-angels and the powers they possess. Clare, the MC, along with Daniel and Alex, find themselves in seek of answers. Book 3, The Saints is fast paced and action packed, with more revelations revealed. I honestly jumped right into the final book The Last , with eagerness. If you love paranormal romance, angels, half angels, action, suspense, and all the in between then you will definitely love this series. There is a spin-off to this series, The Guardians, which I haven’t started yet. I’m hoping to start the first book, The Hunter , soon.
My reviews for The Watchers Series can be found on Goodreads in the links below.