[Book related] The best places and ways to read a book.

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Today I was trying to read on my way to my boyfriend because it takes about an hour to reach his house by bus. I usually listen to music but today I needed so badly to read and I thought about trying it out. It didn’t quite work they way I hoped because here in Greece, using the bus is the same thing as torturing yourself, on purpose, in the worst kind of way; it’s like a living hell. So, instead of reading, I ended up thinking of places and ways I could read a book.

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Bed.

What’s better and more classic than laying on your bed, among soft and comfortable pillows and reading? A huge window with amazing view would also be a plus, right?

I don’t know about you guys but I could practically live on this bed forever.

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[Review] Escaping Destiny by Amelia Hutchins

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I thought things couldn’t get worse. I was wrong.

I found out what I really wanted and was forced to give him up. Just as I found out who I really am, I was presented to the elusive Horde King as a gift.

This was the mystical being I was hidden from for more than twenty years.

Although Ryder promised to save me, I couldn’t let him get near this creature, so I willingly (sort of) signed myself over to be his new plaything.

Now in the Horde Realm, nothing is going remotely like I thought it would.

My powers and emotions are on the fritz, and each day seems to bring surprises that I am not sure how to deal with.

The Horde King thinks he has me exactly where he wants me. He thinks he has taken all of my options away.

I still have choices.

Embracing what destiny has planned for me, or escaping it.

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5stars

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“I still have choices. Embracing what destiny has planned for me, or escaping it!”

I was sure that the third book would be the best book. 4.5 stars this time!
The plot was as expected mindblowing and the characters grew on me even more. I feel like I am already having a book hangover. I can’t take the world that Mrs. Hutchins created out of my mind; I even dreamt about it last night because I was so into the book.

She is great at describing emotions and feelings and of course the amazing scenery that Faery was supposed to have. I wish I could live there, visiting all these amazing places. In book three we got to know more about Faery and about Fae traditions and behavior the bad way just like poor Syn did. She was through a lot and yet she found the strenght to go against destiny and prove to anyone who doubted her that she is not some weak damsel in distress but an amazing warrior goddess who can protect the people she loves.

I am glad that all characters are actually appealing to me, well except the villains of course. I hate reading books with characters I dislike because it makes finishing the book difficult to me. Ryder kind of annoyed me at first but thank god he changed for his own good. Ristan is still the same amazing, hot, smartass demon I love and I need to know more about him!

Anyway other than that, the sex was steamy, the annoying repeat of thoughts stopped and I don’t think there’s anything left that would bother me now. Off to read book number four.

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[Amelia Hutchins]

[Review] Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer

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Earth. Fire. Air. Water.

One misstep and they lose it all. For the last time.

Michael Merrick understands pressure. He’s the only parent his three brothers have had for years. His power to control Earth could kill someone if he miscalculates. Now an Elemental Guide has it in for his family, and he’s all that stands in the way.

His girlfriend, Hannah, understands pressure too. She’s got a child of her own, and a job as a firefighter that could put her life in danger at any moment.

But there are people who have had enough of Michael’s defiance, his family’s ‘bad luck’. Before he knows it, Michael’s enemies have turned into the Merricks’ enemies, and they’re armed for war.

They’re not interested in surrender. But Michael isn’t the white flag type anyway. Everything is set for the final showdown.

Four elements, one family. Will they hold together, or be torn apart?

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5stars

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What a book! Sacrifice is not just a title for the book but the whole point of the book. All people make sacrifices but some are big and some small. Michael and his brother made sacrifices. Hunter, Hannah, Tyler, they all made their own sacrifices in this book and that’s what humanity is.

“Adam told me that it was ok to let other people take care of me. The problem is that I’ve forgotten how”

When Michael’s parents died, left him in charge of his three younger brothers. Michael who had just gotten the first glimpse of adulthood had to take care and protect them and actually be the closest thing to a parent. In this book we understand how difficult and overwhelming this was for Michael. We realise that we expected too much from a young man who got to grew up faster than he should have. Being 23 and responsible for a bunch of teenage brats it’s not something one could easily handle, especially since these brats were full elementals.
Michael needed his parents and someone to be worried about him as well. Even though he was strong and capable of keeping the custody for years, he needed help but he couldn’t dare ask. He was sacrificing his youth and himself because he was trying to be a parent for his brothers. He couldn’t understand that the only thing his brothers needed was he. He couldn’t see why it was ok to be taken care of. He realised it the hard way.

{…He was so strong – so stoic. Seing Michael crying silently in the dark on a hospital bed surprised her.}

Hannah was experiencing a similar situation to Michael. She got pregnant when she was 17 and she ended up being a single mother. Her father was not supportive and she was trying to do anything in order to prove to him that she deserved his love and pride. In this book Hannah learnt how to let go of her teenage drama and how to really grow up in order to deal with her situation. She as well sacrificed her youth but never once regretted it. It was worth it.
Hannah and Michael could understand each other and at the end help each other as well.

I am also going to talk about Hunter’s ultimate sacrifice and it’s going to be a spoiler so please don’t read it if you haven’t read the book yet.
I was never font of Hunter because of all the betrayal Merricks had to endure. But in book four and five he grew more on me. He finally managed to feel loved and wanted and make things better with his family. He understood how friendship works and his life was finally stable. When he actually died in order to protect the Merricks I was devestated. I wasn’t expecting such thing and I was so shocked and heartbroken and yet proud. That kid was the most heroic character of all. He knew what love and appreciation meant and he sacrificed himself to make his point clear. I wish he could have lived because Hunter was amazing!

So this book was all about love and sacrifices. We were taught about what’s right and what’s wrong. We learnt that people could help each other for the greater good. Tyler was the first one to realise that and he actually helped the Merricks to fight for their lives.

“Why help us?”
“Because it’s the right thing to do.” – “Because it’s what my sister would want me to do.”

Brigid is so brilliant. She managed to sent so many messages through her story and made me touched because writting a good book is not just great imagination and talent. It requires courage and willingness in order to teach the readers something, to make them also develop the same way. Helping people become better is what we all need to do. That way we grow up and appreciate life to the fullest.

Thank you Brigid, for helping me understand a couple of things. Thank you for this great journey!

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[Review] Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan

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A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journalbestselling book. Archer’s Voice is a full-length, standalone romance.

When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.

Archer’s Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love.

THIS IS A STANDALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY SAGITTARIUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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5stars

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My god! I am so sleepy but I need to do this now before my feelings vanish. I actually believe that it is possible for two people to love so deeply to the point they would die for one another. I need to believe that love is what motivates humans to succeed. People shouldn’t be loveless and especially people like Archer who need it the most. This book should be an example of cruel, awful and selfish people can be and yet there is still humanity in them. At the end they all see but sometimes it’s too late.

Archer was a lucky man and got himself a woman like Bree. Bree was his knight in shinning armor and she was a fighter. She was through so much and though she was as damaged she fought for her life and went on. Well she had people who loved her and supported her but still it’s not something you just manage to do. Bree is amazing.

On the other hand, Archer was alone, completely alone and he couldn’t even speak. Easy? Absolutely not. It was a wonder he made it that far and survived even after being treated like an animal, maybe worse. What do you do when you’re being bullied your whole life? Unfortunatelly, there are kids that can’t handle it and kill themselves but in Archer’s case he just isolated himself and became a loner. When Bree came into his life and changed everything he got the courage to find himself not just because he wanted to live for himself but because he wanted to be worthy for Bree. She was his wake up call and I wish we could all have a Bree into our lives.
It wasn’t easy for them but they were a match made from heaven and they made each other a better person and that’s why love is the greatest gift someone can give. Love is a wonder.

The plot was amazing and even thought it was a bit predictable I didn’t even care. No, this time I just didn’t mind any flaw. The writting style was tiring but I finished the book in just a day because I ignored this as well. There were also some questioning parts like when Bree was holding Archer and still was able to sign to him and other silly things like that but yeah I am becoming bitchy again and I’ll just stop.

I was going to rate the book 3 stars if it wasn’t for both Archer’s and Bree’s well written characters! I loved them both and they deserve a star each! 5 stars from me it is.

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[Mia Sheridan]

[Review] Half-blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals–well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she’s crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn’t her biggest problem–staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.

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5stars

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How do I even begin to explain this book? I think nobody can question Jennifer’s talent. Yes, I loved it and yes, I found similarities with VA and yes, I don’t even mind because the actual story has nothing to do with VA. So if you’re not a VA fan then you’re going to like this book.

First, let me praise Jennifer’s writting style. Not even once I got lost or consfused or tired. I found no plot holes and the story was evolving slowly and surely. Her humour is always appreciated and admirable.

We were introduced to a brave, smart and strong half-blood, Alexandria or Alex, who had just lost her mother and was trying to survive. A great first impression. Alex was not a godess so of course she had weaknesses and her behavior was not the best. She was stubborn, rude and she never listened to her instructors and friends. Ok, that reminded me of all the annoying female characters I always judge and I admit that there were a couple of time that Alex pissed me off.
Alex fell in love with Aiden, her pure-blood trainer and of course that was forbidden. I was glad that she denied it and fought it at first and that it wasn’t insta-love. Thank god for that! There was an enjoyable chemistry between the two of them and their scenes were intense and pleasing.

Aiden and Seth were the male leads. Aiden was the trainer and Seth was the fearsome Apollyon. Both of them were strong and respectable. They looked like they only cared about themselves but they were both caring and sensitive at some point. Especially Aiden who had a life similar to Alex and he felt like he should protect her. Well, if I had to compate them I would say that Seth was a selfish ashole on the outside and caring on the inside and Aiden was the mysterious, focused sentinel on the outside and a sensitive soul on the inside. I liked them both. Aiden grew on me immediately and Seth sent me the awe vibes since his entrance. Remarkable!

So, to end this review I will say that I am expecting the second book to be as exciting as this one and that I am already a fan of the series.

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[Jennifer L. Armentrout]

# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.

Well, mostly. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don’t Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

[Review] Downcast by Cait Reynolds

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What would you do when faced with an impossible truth? Written with heart and passion, Downcast by Cait Reynolds is ripe with twists you never saw coming and love that defies the odds in this intense new Paranormal Romance retelling one of mythology’s greatest love stories.

It’s the start of Stephanie Starr’s senior year of high school, but sadly, this is no life of the prom queen. Stuck at the bottom of the high school social totem pole, Stephanie is forced by her domineering mother to wear lumpy linen dresses and eat organic tofu for lunch in a world of mini-skirts and pizza.

What Stephanie doesn’t anticipate is gorgeous and cocky Haley Smith who breaks social convention and pursues her with a determination that is both terrifying and flattering. Afraid that Haley is simply trying to set her up for massive humiliation, Stephanie does her best to push him away. But the more attention he pays to her, the more she runs, and the more everyone else begins to notice.

Instead of a loving family to support her as the mean girls make their play, Stephanie’s mother begins to unravel mentally, her possessiveness of Stephanie spiraling to new and frightening extremes. Stephanie is forced to grow up, find herself, and learn the truth about her past in order to save her mother, her friends, and her town. When the truth is revealed, nothing can prepare her for the outrageous reality of her existence…and nothing can save her from her fate.

Except Haley.

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5stars

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Arc kindly provided by the publisher, via netGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

The first impression of a book is absolutely important. I loved the cover and it got my attention and that’s why I got to read the blurb and requested the ARC.
When I started reading, I was thankful for that pretty cover because I knew from the very beginning that the book would be different and interesting. You don’t usualy get to read “I always loved taking the trash to the dumpster.” as a first sentence of a book. Excellent!

Before I say more about the plot I would love to praise the writting style. Detailed enough and yet not tiring. I can’t even begin to explain how much I hate unnecessary descriptions about not really important things. Also, throughout the story, I could relate with Steph (our female lead) and I was able to feel exactly how she felt because of the impressive description of feelings. I was amazed at how easy for me was to freak out, be afraid, be happy or sad etc. Steph felt so real and I felt like I could live inside the book. I also appreciated the humour!

“No,” I agreed. “The zombie apocalypse is still a few years off, right?”
“That’s up to you to decide. Tell you what, we’ll do it for fun someday when you’re really bored.”

Mentioning how real Steph was, reminds me of Haley. I got the dark vibes and the ‘this-guy-is-a-really-weird/mysterious-fella’ feels which was very good because it put me to the story faster. That means that Cait Reynolds succesfully created a male lead that captured me. He was obviously good-looking, charming and kind but at the same time he was intimidating and freaked the heck out of me just like he did to Steph. I was glad that she didn’t instantly fall in love with him because that gave me the chance to do it at the same time as she, slowly and by getting to know him. Haley is amazing and together with Steph the represent the meaning of true love.

“Do you love me?” I asked gravely.
The corners of his lips tugged up ever so slightly. “Love is such a mortal word”

I was more and more proud of Steph, page after page.. Instead of having a mother who would support her dreams, she was stuck with a selfish, possesive, overprotective mother who was trying to hold her back. Yet she never gave up on her mother and truly loved her, even when chaos happens and even after finding the love of her life. She was a strong, beautiful person that held her family and friends in her heart. She pictures the perfect heirone and I was so relieved that she was not the usual irritating weak, little girl. She was a true badass even if she was not. (that sounded better in my mind).

I was glad that the other characters of the story weren’t flat. Zack, Helen and Morris were amuzing people I could hang out with. Zack was caring, friendly and flirty while Helen sassy and opinonated enough to be able to support her friends and to gracefully turn down all Zack’s efforts to hit on her. I enjoyed their interractions so much and I excpect a book for them finally getting together. It would be really interesting.

Finally, me being Greek gave this book one plus star. I loved how greek mythology was used and I was getting chills everytime Greece was mentioned in the book.

“Call it sentimental, but I have a special place in my stone-cold eternal heart for Greece.”

Call it sentimental but I have a special place in my heart for my beautiful country as well. 

Good job! Can’t wait for the publication in order to purchase it.

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[Cait Reynolds]

[Review] Undeniably Chosen by Shelly Crane

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Ava has watched her parents, Caleb and Maggie, live the perfect fairy tale, the perfect love story, played out in front of her eyes her entire life. Her family is love, life, and happiness. The Jacobsons are everything a family should be and Ava is loved and well taken care of. But the one thing that’s missing from her life is the one thing she’s waited for every day, the one thing her kind knows will make them complete, the one thing they thought was gone and lost forever.

Her significant.

Seth has lived with the Watsons his entire life. They’re the only family he knows, but he knows that there are things they keep from him. He knows that they lie and they do unspeakable evil, things from when he was a child that he can barely remember that cling to the edges of his memory. He barely remembers his real mother and all he knows is what he’s told. He doesn’t know what to trust. He wants to believe that the Watsons love and care for him, have his best interest at heart, but isn’t so sure of that anymore when he finally—after a lifetime of waiting for her—meets his soulmate, and the Watson’s first act is to try to take her away from him.

The Virtuoso worlds collide, hearts are exposed, humans are endangered, and the lives of Seth and Ava are changed forever. They’ll have to love without judgment or reservation, they’ll have to be wise and accepting beyond their years, they’ll have to forgive for things before they’ve even happened, they’ll have to trust without seeing, have faith without knowing, and they’ll have to light their own way in the dark when everyone else is blind to show them the way. And more than anything else…

they’ll fight like hell to keep each other.

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5stars

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“The love one feels for his significant is bigger than the ocean, deeper than any well, more powerful than any storm.”

I was waiting for years to read this book and Ι finally finished it. Now I have to wait more for the second book and it kills me.

I loved every single word, every phrase and all the characters, even the villains. Shelly Crane just knows how to make you feel that way.

I really can’t review this book the right way because there are no words to express how I feel right now. I’ll just say that Ava and Seth were almost as perfect as Maggie and Caleb. Ava is her parents’ daughter after all. I wasn’t expecting nothing less from her and her Significant. Seth was really awesome and a perfect match for Ava obviously and he sent me these vibes that had me fall for him almost the same way I fell for Caleb. Well Caleb was my insta-love but Seth did a great job as well.

“There was no oil and water, no Watsons and Jacobsons, no Romeo and Juliet. Just Seth and Ava.”

Also, I thought that the “Romeo and Juliet love” that Seth and Ava experienced was going to be boring and all the same but it was actually better than I even hoped. The fact that there was no insta-love was even better but when the love came later in the book just blew my freaking mind.

“I wondered if Romeo and Juliet had been brought to life if this is what they would have felt. Betrayed, torn, confused, alone even when the person you’re supposed to be with is right in front of you.”

I wish all humans could love with all their hearts, minds and souls. I wish all humans were so eager to protect their soulmates. I wish all humans could understand each other the way significants do, but I guess that would be too perfect, right?
I wish my boyfriend was also my significant so that I would be able to feel his heart in my chest. Sometimes I catch myself trying to listen to his heartbeat when we sleep and I imagine that I could hear it through my own chest. It’s just so… wonderful.

I need to see more from Rodney and I hope that in the next books there will be more imprintings. Also I loved how Maggie and Caleb were a big part of this book and I loved them even more now that I’ve seen how they still adore each other, maybe more than they used to. I am so in love with their love and I even cried so hard when their names were mentioned for the first time. I cried like a freaking baby.

“I had watched my parents for what seemed like centuries. The way they existed so effortessly in each other’s world and space. They could go minutes without looking away from each other. They kissed constantly. They hugged all the time, stole touches and wrapped their fingers around the other’s wrist. I knew it was to feel their calm, to be wrapped in the little bit of bliss that their touch provided.”

As you can already guess this is an “absolutely-must-read book”. If you haven’t read Significance already just stop what you’re doing and read it. Now. go!

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[Shelly Crane]

Shelly is a NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author from a small town in Georgia and loves everything about the south. She is wife to a fantastical husband and stay-at-home mom to two boisterous and mischievous boys who keep her on her toes. She hoards paperbacks, devours sweet tea, searches year-round for candy corn, and loves to spend time with her family and friends, go out to eat at new restaurants, site-see in the new areas they travel to, listen to music, and, of course, loves to read, but doesn’t have much time to these days with all the characters filling her head begging to come out.

Her own books happen by accident and she revels in the writing and imagination process. She doesn’t go anywhere without her notepad for fear of an idea creeping up and not being able to write it down immediately, even in the middle of the night, where her best ideas are born.

[Review] Spark by Brigid Kemmerer

 

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EARTH. FIRE. AIR. WATER.

He could feel flames coming through the floor, looking for him. Sparks and ash rained down. He wasn’t going to make it. He was going to fail. Again. Then a hand closed over his wrist and pulled, hard.

Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally. Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can’t. So when an arsonist wreaks havoc on his town all the signs point to Gabriel.

Layne is strangely drawn to him. Layne understands family problems, and she understands secrets. She has a few of her own.

Gabriel can’t let Layne know that the danger that’s right at his heels. But there are some risks he can’t help taking.

THE FUSE IS LIT…

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5stars

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I thought it was going to be like the first book which I did enjoy but this was nothing like it. This book is way better and close to perfection. It goes right in my ‘favorites’ shelve!
I really like Gabriel and I was so glad I got to know him better. His mind was so confused and he was struggling to be accepted by his family, something that made his control worse. Brigid Kemmerer made me understand exactly how he feels and I could actually relate to him. His feelings, his thoughts, everything was so messed up and I was so mad with everyone else even though I knew that Gabriel was also wrong but I couldn’t help it. I was feeling exactly how he was feeling and If I could, I would have burnt everything in front of me.
And then it was Layne, the shy but mysterious girl. At first I thought she would be fragile and always in need of Gabriel but she proved me wrong and I liked her even better. She is a perfect female lead character and nothing like Becca whom by the way I totally dislike. She was a fighter and she wasn’t giving up no matter what. Ok yes there were times she needed Gabriel but it’s Gabriel… I need him too!
Anyway I will say the same thing again. Great book, amazing plot, awesome characters and a happy end.
A perfect book you must read!

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[Brigid Kemmerer]

Brigid Kemmerer finds the time to write somewhere between caring for her family and working at her day job, but sometimes she ends up mothering her coworkers and managing her family. The Elemental Series follows a family of four orphaned brothers who control the elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, and their battles with those who want them dead.

[Review] Stepbrother dearest by Penelope Ward

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You’re not supposed to want the one who torments you.

When my stepbrother, Elec, came to live with us my senior year, I wasn’t prepared for how much of a jerk he’d be.

I hated that he took it out on me because he didn’t want to be here.
I hated that he brought girls from our high school back to his room.
But what I hated the most was the unwanted way my body reacted to him.

At first, I thought all he had going for him were his rock-hard tattooed abs and chiseled face. Then, things started changing between us, and it all came to a head one night.

Just as quickly as he’d come into my life, he was gone back to California.

It had been years since I’d seen Elec.

When tragedy struck our family, I’d have to face him again.

And holy hell, the teenager who made me crazy was now a man that drove me insane.

I had a feeling my heart was about to get broken again.

Stepbrother Dearest is a standalone novel.

**Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+

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5stars

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I can’t review this book. I can’t because of all the feels.

I started reading and I couldn’t believe in my eyes.

I finished it in one night because I was unable to put it down! I lost my sleep. I FUCKING LOVED IT.

I can’t believe it’s over!

I will edit this again when I will be able to actually think and write a proper review. I can’t do it right now.

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[Penelope Ward]

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers. She spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family friendly career.

Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends.

She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 8-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life.

Penelope, her husband and kids reside in Rhode Island.

She is currently working on her fifth novel and loves friend requests from readers!

[Review] Angelfall by Susan Ee

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It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

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4stars

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Oh, god, how should I begin reviewing this book?

4 out of five stars.

I chose to read this book because 80% of my friends rated this book with 4 or 5 stars and the reviews were so good. I wanted of course to read it and find out if it is indeed that good; and it is, THAT good!

Usually post-apocaliptic books don’t get my attention and I avoid this genre because of the religion stuff. I don’t want to be in the middle of the conflict about what’s accurate and what’s not and if it is appropriate. Anyway I absolutely don’t regret reading this one.

It was so well written and the descriptions were so detailed that they gave me chills. Seriously the images I got from that book will haunt me for a long time. This is the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. I don’t do well with gory scenes. But of course I have to praise Mrs. Ee because she made me feel like what I was reading was real and at some point I thought that if I would look outside my window everything would look exactly like the book. I was terrified and that’s a good thing I guess.

About our awesome female lead, Penryn. Wow, what a girl! She was strong, smart, brave and loyal and that’s everything I excpected her to be. Thank god I was not disappointed. Also, Raffe was cool enough even though I wanted to see more of him but I guess that’s why there are more books. I can’t have an oppinion about him yet because he was way too mysterious and quiet to judge.

Other than that I think it’s the best book of the genre and hopefully the best series.

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[Susan Ee]

Susan Ee is a USA Today bestselling author of the Penryn & the End of Days trilogy, ANGELFALL, WORLD AFTER, and END OF DAYS. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages, and her short films have played at major festivals. She used to be a lawyer but loves being a writer because it allows her imagination to bust out and go feral.

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