Rise: How a House Built a Family

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Rise: How a House Built a Family by Cara Brookins

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Published: January 24th 2017

Rating: 4/5

Summary: After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible.

Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan, a mile-wide stubborn streak, Cara built her own house from the foundation up with a work crew made up of her four children.

It would be the hardest thing she had ever done. With no experience nailing together anything bigger than a bookshelf, she and her kids poured concrete, framed the walls and laid bricks for their two story, five bedroom house. She had convinced herself that if they could build a house, they could rebuild their broken family.

This must-read memoir traces one family’s rise from battered victims to stronger, better versions of themselves, all through one extraordinary do-it-yourself project.

Wow. This book was just very inspirational! I was in awe of Cara and her determination to build her family a home after getting out of an abusive situation. And I think what was really awe-inspiring for me was that she really didn’t show any anger towards her past marriages in this book. I really do respect her for that. It shows her strength and it definitely was inspiring.

It was also sad to read this because you think about her and how she and her family struggled, but you also think about the many men and women around the world that aren’t able to escape a situation like this. Cara truly is a survivor and she really showed her strength and resilience to survive.

I normally don’t read memoirs, especially ones that deal with heavy topics, but I really did gain something from reading this book and I honestly think lots of people should read this. The writing flowed well, the timing goes back and forth between the present when she is building her home, and also back to her situations with her former husbands.

I never really have much to say with autobiographies, because I tend to approach these differently than I would with a fantasy or paranormal book. But I really do recommend this book if you’re interested in reading autobios, as well as just feeling inspired by a woman her courage and resilience!

I really did enjoy this book and reading about her journey to building her home. I know it’ll stick with me for a while.

Let me know in the comments your thoughts about this book and if you’ve read it as I would love to know!

 

The Dark Net

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The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy

Publisher: Hougton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: August 1st, 2017

Rating: 4.25/5

*Thank you to HMH for sending me this early copy to read and review for my blog! *

Summary: The Dark Net is real. An anonymous and often criminal arena that exists in the secret far reaches of the Web, some use it to manage Bitcoins, pirate movies and music, or traffic in drugs and stolen goods. And now an ancient darkness is gathering there as well. This force is threatening to spread virally into the real world unless it can be stopped by members of a ragtag crew:

Twelve-year-old Hannah — who has been fitted with the Mirage, a high-tech visual prosthetic to combat her blindness– wonders why she sees shadows surrounding some people.

Lela, a technophobic journalist, has stumbled upon a story nobody wants her to uncover.

Mike Juniper, a one-time child evangelist who suffers from personal and literal demons, has an arsenal of weapons stored in the basement of the homeless shelter he runs.

And Derek, a hacker with a cause, believes himself a soldier of the Internet, part of a cyber army akin to Anonymous.

They have no idea what the Dark Net really contains.

Set in present-day Portland, The Dark Net is a cracked-mirror version of the digital nightmare we already live in, a timely and wildly imaginative techno-thriller about the evil that lurks in real and virtual spaces, and the power of a united few to fight back.

Basically people need to help the world by defeating a virus that will spread and take over the world and the people.

This is my first book by Benjamin Percy and I really did enjoy it and I thought it was so well written and constructed! The plot idea for this book was unique to me and it was what really got me into reading it and diving it. The synopsis really doesn’t go along with the book throughout much of the book but that left me wondering what would happen and I think that’s what made the book so much more interesting to me.

His characters were so different and unique and interesting and I think they really made the story so fascinating as well! They had a lot of depth and were very well rounded people even though the book was so short and didn’t leave much room for growth for them. I do think they were pretty well developed for the length given.

I definitely think this book was interesting that he didn’t add any romance even though there was an obvious couple in the story, and I think that was a little bit weird for me since I’m such a romance lover! But I did enjoy it all the same even without romance.

This novel was fast paced though, and was a mix of genres like sci-fi, thriller, and mystery. Those are genres I always enjoy reading so I was definitely a fan! It reminded me of a zombie book in a way with the idea of a virus infecting people in the world.

But Lela, a main character and a journalist, has a niece Hannah, who is fitted with a eye piece that will help her see, and as she starts getting infected and sees a shadow, her mother saves her. Which leads to Lela uncovering that the shadows and the newest story she has uncovered are related. It all builds up to Zero Day which is when Portland will be  attacked.

I really don’t want to say much more about the plot because the whole adventure in reading this book is best left unknown and discovered for yourself. I mean, that’s what made the story for me and why I enjoyed this book while reading it. And there were some moments where I was really on edge!

Overall I highly recommend this book to others who really are looking for a good thriller/mystery novel. It’s very technology based and the writing is very direct which I though was great, as well as the descriptions of places and characters. It didn’t drag on about people and settings, and I think in this type of story that really worked in it’s favor.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve read this book and your thoughts as I would love to hear about them!

Hope Flames

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Hope Flames by Jaci Burton

Publisher: Berkley

Published: Janurary 7th, 2017

Rating: 4/5

Summary: Thirty-two and finally setting up her veterinary practice in the town she once called home, Emma Burnett is on her own and loving it. Independent and driven, she’s not letting any man get in the way of her dreams. Not again.

That’s fine with Luke McCormack. Divorced and hardly lacking in female company when he needs it, he’s devoted to the only faithful companion in his life–his police dog. Still, there’s something about Emma he can’t shake.

When a series of local break-ins leaves Emma vulnerable, she seeks help from the first man to spark her desire in years. And now they’re giving each other something they thought they’d lost forever…hope

So this is my first Jaci Burton book that I’ve read and I really enjoyed it! It was a small town romance which I really enjoyed since I don’t always read them. As mentioned above it’s a romance between Luke and Emma and it was just adorable and so worth the read!

You’re introduced to Emma who is a vet and she has a dark past she refuses to talk about at first, and Luke who is a cop who would rather have one night stands rather than a long term relationship because of his past. When they meet, their chemistry is very much present and it causes them both to question their commitment to avoid relationships.

They both start spending time with each other and start learning about each other and soon start to open up about their pasts to each other.

I really enjoyed these two characters. Emma was really sweet and kind. She was just a genuinely good person and usually tried to do what she could to help others, especially with her patients. She ended up being a favorite character of mine both in this genre, but also this story, and I liked reading her perspective.

Luke was also a really good guy and a decent person. He may have preferred one night stands to relationships, but he never had nasty thoughts or was nasty to other women he knew in town. That really made him unique to me and stand out as a good character, He never pressured Emma for anything, and never made her feel like she was pressured to do anything she didn’t want to do.

Overall this book was a great start to a romance series I plan on continuing in the future! If you love small town romances I high recommend this series for you, and if you love a cute romance novel, this is also a really good romance for you.

Plus it has dogs which I love so much!

Let me know in the comments if you’ve read this series or this author/book and your thoughts as I would love to know!

 

Ruthless

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Ruthless by Lexi Blake

Publisher: Berkely

Published: August 9th, 2016

Rating: 4/5

Summary (Off Goodreads): The Lawless siblings are bound by vengeance. Riley, Drew, Brandon, and Mia believe the CEO of StratCast orchestrated their parents’ murder twenty years ago to steal their father’s software program. And there’s only one way Riley can find some solid evidence…
 
Heir to the StratCast legacy, Ellie Stratton hires a new attorney to handle a delicate business matter—and she’s shocked by her attraction to him. Over the course of a few weeks, Riley becomes her lover, her friend, her everything. But when her life is threatened, Ellie discovers that Riley is more obsessed with settling an old score than in the love she thought they were building. And Riley must choose between a revenge he’s prepared for all his life and the woman he’s sure he can’t live without.

So I really loved this book! I read it in a day and I definitely enjoyed the chemistry between the characters. While I know a lot of the tropes and themes are sometimes overused in this genre, I still love them and I really think Lexi wrote this story very well!

Riley was the usual guy who was dedicated to his mission with his siblings and didn’t want to fall in love with the person they were looking at, and he really connected with Ellie and I loved reading about their relationship and how it grew into what it ended as. They’re a very cute couple and so sexy! I do wish we got to seem more of them together like that, but what we were shown was adorable and sexy! Love love love them!

This book had such mystery, and suspense! Secrets and mystery everywhere! With Riley, with someone Ellie knew, and wow things got so twisted with what was revealed. Now twisted in a bad way, more like twisted in terms of things interweaving and things being connected that you didn’t think would be!

No idea if I explained that properly…omg!

Basically someone in the book has secrets and a dark ulterior motive, and when they are brought to the light you are just shocked!

And then finding out other secrets are just wow!!! Gah! I love books like these!

I like that it kept me on the edge of my seat and always kept me guessing what was happening next or what could it possibly mean! I really want to continue this series even though it has to do with the other brothers. I liked Brandon and I really want to read his book!

Riley is my favorite because I love him and Ellie, but I adore the other brothers. Also Mia and her husband are so adorable. Love them! But I think it was so great that they have such a strong presence in the storyline. They are all flawed but they stuck together through everything.

I highly recommend this series to any romance lovers and anybody who really enjoys fast paced novels!

Let me know in the comments if you’ve read this series and your thoughts as I would love to know!

 

 

The Waking Land

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The Waking Land by Callie Bates

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Published: June 29th, 2017

Rating: 2/5

Summary (off Goodreads): It’s been fourteen years, since King Antoine took Elanna hostage. Fourteen years since her father’s rebellion failed. Fourteen years spent being raised by the man who condemned her people to misery. A man she’s come to love as a father.

Now 20, Elanna is about to be taken prisoner once again… but this time by her father’s mysterious righthand man.

Her father wants to reignite his rebellion, this time using Elanna as figurehead. He will tell his followers she is the legendary Wildegarde reborn, a sorceress who could make the very earth tremble.

But what no one knows is that magic really does flow through Elanna’s veins. Now she must decide which side she’s on, and whether she’ll use her powers for mercy… or revenge.

So I just wanted to point out that the 2 Stars are for what I did read of the book. I DNF’ed it at a little over 100 pages. I hope to maybe sometime this summer continue with it because I really think it had potential to be a good book. So this review will be a bit short since I didn’t get very far into it before putting it down.

Mainly for me the main character was a bit too annoying for my tastes and I would read a few pages then put it down because after a while I just didn’t care about why she was complaining.

I really do get it because she was taken by the rival king and her parents didn’t fight for her, So I totally understand holding a grudge against her parents and her home region.

But she also really used the history she learned from the rival land’s teachers to justify why she preferred staying and why her new home was so much better. And when she was given some truths by her friend and also an old acquaintance, she was so quick to think they were wrong.

I think mainly she was just annoying because she kept whining about how she wanted to go somewhere else, and how her life is so horrible because her father didn’t really fight for her after she was taken, and how that makes her home region such a horrible place.

I mainly just wanted the action and after 100 pages there really wasn’t much going on and it makes me sad because I was really looking forward to it! Again I plan on picking it back up soon and giving it another chance! I’ll be posting another review once I do get back to it.

Let me know in the comments your thoughts on this book and if you’ve read it as I would love to know!

Nahia-Patricia Bossano

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Nahia by Patricia Bossano

Publisher: Waterbearer Press

Rating: 3/5

So Nahia is the third installment in a fairy series but can be read as a standalone; so I picked this one up first and I’ll check out the second and first as well!

Here is a summary for you all:

She looks like a maiden of eighteen (acts like one too) but the Faery Nahia is sixty-seven when her future husband, a human, is born. 

Twenty-eight years pass before Anahi a sees him and follows her heart – she hides her true identity from him, she forsakes her home, and joins the human family she had promised long ago to watch over and keep from harm. 

Shortly after a daughter is born, Nahia’s true identity is discovered and she returns to the realm troubled by her blunder; she has changed the family’s genetic footprint. 

Chastised and with no hope of renewing the ties, Nahia watches from afar and becomes the silent giver of cradle gifts to new generations of shared descendants.

When the Faery Queen and the Keeper of the Forest, whose magic sustains the Faery dimension, are slain, the realm plunges into a dormant state.

To save her home, Nahia must obey her mother’s final instructions; perform the awakening ritual, become the new Faery Queen, and provide a vessel of royal descent for the keeper of the forest to inhabit. 

Trouble is, the royal descendant is also a baby girl she promised long ago to never harm. 

This book was so much fun! I really enjoyed it and the fantasy elements that were included in here as well! She is such a real person I feel like, because she really struggled with what her heart wanted and what was best for her family.

I also loved the conflict between the human and faery realms, I felt it added action and really drove the story along well! I think this mainly stems from me really loving action novels and my love for fantasy.

While there was definitely conflict with the faery realm having to fight for their lives, I did love that the themes of family, and trying to choose between what you want and what is ultimately good for everyone were still present throughout the story.

I did have issues with the time jumps because I feel like I missed so much at one point. A girl in a chapter goes from being a baby to a young girl and I wish I could have seen her grow and stuff. But I did appreciate being told the certain time jumps before each chapter because it did help me out but again I just felt they could be a bit abrupt.

But overall I really enjoyed Patricia’s writing, her storylines were engaging, and the world was just fascinating and so beautiful to read about! I’ll be posting my reviews for the first two books and I highly suggest checking out her books! I really think if you like fantasy and faeries, you’ll really come to love this book!

Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book to read and review! I definitely appreciate it!

The Fourth Monkey

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The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: June 27, 2017

Rating: 4/5/5

Summary (off Goodreads): For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one which proves he has taken another victim who may still be alive. 

As the lead investigator on the 4MK task force, Detective Sam Porter knows even in death, the killer is far from finished. When he discovers a personal diary in the jacket pocket of the body, Porter finds himself caught up in the mind of a psychopath, unraveling a twisted history in hopes of finding one last girl, all while struggling with personal demons of his own.

With only a handful of clues, the elusive killer’s identity remains a mystery. Time is running out and the Four Monkey Killer taunts from beyond the grave in this masterfully written fast-paced thriller.

Thank you to HMH for sending me a copy to review!

I finished this book and I could not put it down when I was reading! I hated that I couldn’t read it through because I had work and other obligations taking over. I really love reading crime novels and thriller novels and this book was definitely worth all the praise it’s been getting!

It starts out following Sam Porter, who is a detective on this case following the Four Monkey Killer.

The 4MK guy takes his name after the Do No Evil monkey which follows the three monkeys saying Speak No Evil, See No Evil, and Hear No Evil. And he really takes the Do No Evil and uses that to find his victims. He leaves pieces of body parts, then the body for police to find. He also leaves his journal for Sam Porter to read and it goes into the mind of the killer and shows a lot of his background which I will get into in a bit!

I really thought this killer was so unique, interesting, complex, and so much more! He was very twisted and while you read about his murders, you see his method and how he selects his victims-basically people he thought were bad, but he didn’t punish them the typical way which was super interesting to read about! Plus his journal is so intense, and wow! It really showed a different side of the killer, but also was so strange and twisted! He’s very creepy, especially as a child with the kid of parents like his….his parents were so weird. But reading about his parents really makes me understand how he turned out like he did.

But I loved Sam Porter! Him and Nash were my favorite characters in the story! I liked that they had a good friendship, which I wish we could have really seen more of in this book but I do love those characters very much!

Also Clair was so funny and I enjoyed reading her POV.

So the plot was so intense and I was on the edge of my seat during most of it trying to figure out the mystery and was taken along on this insane journey! Like wow! So many twists and turns and my jaw dropped so many times because you would think one thing about the killer and what was going on, and then suddenly things change and what you thought you knew isn’t true anymore! It happened quite a few times and so many things were revealed and I was just so shocked! Also reading about the killer’s past was shocking too, not just with the crime they were trying to solve.

I could not even predict how this book would end and I was so shocked at how it did end! Like wow I was not expecting that! I hope there’s more books coming up because I really want to read them because that ending!

GIVE IT TO ME!

Overall this was such a great book! I loved the plot, the suspense, the characters, and just the book overall! Highly recommend for those who love to read thriller/crime novels! This book is definitely something you should check out!

 

Author of the Month/Review

Hello! Welcome to another Author of the Month post!

For those that are new to my blog-first of all WELCOME! And second of all, Author of the Month is where I choose and Author and feature a post about them; normally it’s with a review attached and some links to their website and places to buy their books.

So the Author of the Month for the month of June is Kiersten White! She is the author of many books, my favorite being And I Darken and Now I Rise.

I have a review for And I Darken, the first book in the Conquerer’s Saga. I just finished Now I Rise last night at like almost midnight and I honestly think this series is one of my all time favorites! It just blew me away!

I’ll leave my review for And I Darken here: Review: And I Darken

I also did a review on her book The Chaos of Stars which I will leave linked here: Review: Chaos of Stars

I’ll leave her website and places to follow her down below as well.

So as I mentioned above, I just finished Now I Rise, and I was blown away with how amazing it was! I was so hooked on it!

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Rating: 5/5

Summary off Goodreads: Lada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she’s always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn’t getting Lada what she wants. And thinking of Mehmed brings little comfort to her thorny heart. There’s no time to wonder whether he still thinks about her, even loves her. She left him before he could leave her.

What Lada needs is her younger brother Radu’s subtlety and skill. But Mehmed has sent him to Constantinople—and it’s no diplomatic mission. Mehmed wants control of the city, and Radu has earned an unwanted place as a double-crossing spy behind enemy lines. Radu longs for his sister’s fierce confidence—but for the first time in his life, he rejects her unexpected plea for help. Torn between loyalties to faith, to the Ottomans, and to Mehmed, he knows he owes Lada nothing. If she dies, he could never forgive himself—but if he fails in Constantinople, will Mehmed ever forgive him?

As nations fall around them, the Dracul siblings must decide: what will they sacrifice to fulfill their destinies? Empires will topple, thrones will be won . . . and souls will be lost.

Can we just….

A moment of silence for my feels and heart…

Okay so wow! I loved everything about this book! I wasn’t expecting to get so hooked to it because literally after I finished reading it I sat there for like 10 minutes in bed just staring into space because everything was just so overwhelming.

I think it mainly has to do with the fact that Lada is so vicious, cruel, strong, and badass AF. Lada is such a flawed and ruthless character, and I really think that makes her stand out to me. I haven’t really read a book with a main character anything like Lada. Her relationship with her companions and her best friend Bogdan was fun and so complex. She really tested some of them during this journey to get her country back.

Also she had my favorite scene and line from this entire book:

”’Silviu?’ Lada asked. ‘I am here to negotiate your support’ Lada drew her crossbow and shot him in the chest. One of Toma’s men shouted in surprise.

Lada turned her horse. ‘That went well. We have the full support of this estate now.’”

Radu was also an interesting character. I really liked him and in the first book and that affection grew for him in this book. His love for his friend Mehmed was so sweet and loyal.

It hurts my heart that Radu has so much love to give to people who never really give it back to him in return.

But I liked his development in the series so far, his someone distance love for his sister, and his willingness to do whatever it took to help Mehmed and also help a friend. His internal conflict was also interesting to read about, because he really did go through a lot of it during the story, and he really wondered if he made the right choice.

I honestly cannot wait to see where his character ends up as the story goes on, as well as with Lada. I really want to see where she ends up.

If you’re interested in following Kiersten I’ll leave the link to her website here: Website

Her twitter here: Kiersten’s Twitter

And her Goodreads page here: Goodreads

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If you want to buy her books I’ll leave a link here for Barnes and Nobles to get Now I Rise: Now I Rise on BN and Amazon: Now I Rise on Amazon

Let me know down below if you’ve read any of her books and your thoughts; as well as recommendations similar to her books as I would love to know and check them out!

Thanks for joining me on this month’s Author of the Month!

One Dance with a Duke 

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One Dance with a Duke by Tessa Dare

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Published: May 25, 2010

Rating: 4/5

Summary: A handsome and reclusive horse breeder, Spencer Dumarque, the fourth Duke of Morland, is a member of the exclusive Stud Club, an organization so select it has only ten members—yet membership is attainable to anyone with luck. And Spencer has plenty of it, along with an obsession with a prize horse, a dark secret, and, now, a reputation as the dashing “Duke of Midnight.” Each evening he selects one lady for a breathtaking midnight waltz. But none of the women catch his interest, and nobody ever bests the duke—until Lady Amelia d’Orsay tries her luck.

In a moment of desperation, the unconventional beauty claims the duke’s dance and unwittingly steals his heart. When Amelia demands that Spencer forgive her scapegrace brother’s debts, she never imagines that her game of wits and words will lead to breathless passion and a steamy proposal. Still, Spencer is a man of mystery, perhaps connected to the shocking murder of the Stud Club’s founder. Will Amelia lose her heart in this reckless wager or win everlasting love?

So this is my first Tessa Dare novel that I read and wow I loved it! I have a couple of her novels but I got this on my kindle recently that I just decided to read it! She’s amazing with her writing and her characters and the romance was so cute!

I really enjoyed reading about Amelia! She was so kind and sweet to everyone, and had such an urge to take care of everyone even if they didn’t deserve it from her. She was so capable as well, and I liked that about her as well! She was also so smart, resourceful and stubborn and that made her such a great character in my opinion! She was just downright adorable and cute and I loved her relationship with Spencer!

They were so so cute and I loved how Amelia really got under Spencer’s skin and really opened up his heart and broke down his walls. They had such fun banter with each other  at times and I loved how though they might have been wary of each other, they really grew to love each other.

It was also great to see Spencer grow, and it was fun seeing how he gained my adoration before he really even deserved it. He goes from being harsh and rude and always getting his way no matter who he steps on, to really opening up and seeing how things he worked hard to get didn’t really matter compared to other things, like his wife.

This really got interesting when Amelia’s brother stirs up trouble and she is given the choice of her brother and her husband. It was such a tidal wave of emotions and it’s so great when Amelia really finally understands where her hubs is coming from in concerning her brother, as well as other revelations. I mean while I love her adoration for her family and her brother, he was a jerk. But I liked seeing where he was coming from and things that may have been bothering him. But her devotion to her family was just great and I love reading about sibling’s who really do adore their family.

But the ending parts were very reveling and interesting because things took a different turn that I wasn’t really expecting.

Overall I love Tessa’s writing, her characters were fun, and the romances were so cute. I loved it and I really can’t wait to read her other books in the future both in this trilogy and out of it! If you’re a fan of romance novels I highly recommend reading this book!

Let me know if you’ve read the other books in this series and your thoughts as well as other romance books I should checkout in the future!

Heartborn 

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Heartborn by Terry Maggert

Published: September 1st, 2016

Rating: 3/5

*Thank you netgalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review*

 

Her guardian angel was pushed.

Keiron was never meant to be anything other than a hero. Born high above in a place of war and deception, he is Heartborn, a being of purity and goodness in a place where violence and deceit are just around every corner.

His disappearance will spark a war he cannot see, for Keiron has pierced the light of days to save a girl he has never met, for reasons he cannot understand. Livvy Foster is seventeen, brave, and broken. With half a heart, she bears the scars of a lifetime of pain and little hope of survival.

Until Keiron arrives.

In the middle of a brewing war and Livvy’s failing heart, Keiron will risk everything for Livvy, because a Heartborn’s life can only end in one way: Sacrifice.

I had some issues with this book. I liked it, I liked the angel aspect of the book; especially since the only angel book series I read was Angelfall. But I really think this story was just a bit of a let down. Some things didn’t make sense either. But I’ll get to all of those in a bit.

It started out pretty good, you got to see Keiron and Livvy’s relationship develop and I was all there for that.

You also got a glimpse into his family’s troubles in their home area.

But to be honest, I really didn’t care much for reading about his family and their issues. They were dragged on for so long that I really just got bored during their chapters. Every single move was basically described for you and it was just really unnecessary to me. I cared about what happened to them and I did enjoy some of the action that went on but it felt too long winded.

And there were issues with Livvy and Keiron too. It was just really insta-lovey and I didn’t get much time to connect to the characters before everything went down. I just didn’t buy into their relationship no matter how much I wanted to.

And I really wanted to because at some points it was a really sweet romance.

Some things didn’t make sense really because when things went down with Livvy and her future, she woke up not knowing anything and was trying to find out what happened; then suddenly she knew a bunch of stuff she had been trying to find out what she was trying to uncover.

And then suddenly everyone knew her secret and was in on it all and she was the only one out of the loop.

I think I’m just sad with this book overall because it had such good potential and it just fell flat. I was hoping to read a really cute angel romance with fantasy aspects, but sadly that really wasn’t what happened.

Also it was kind of predictable with the conflict with Keiron, I figured what happened with him would happen; and while I had an idea, it really still made me sad.

But now this book has me interested in reading angel books, so if you have recommendations on fantasy books having to do with angels let me know in the comments because I would love to read them!