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Review: Of Neptune by Anna Banks

Posted 11 October, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Of Neptune by Anna Banks

Check out my review of Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy #1) Check out my review of Of Triton (The Syrena Legacy #2) “‘Emma, I will love you with every breath in my body and beyond my own death. I swear to be your shield, your protector, your worshipper. There is nothing I will deny you. I am yours.’” I loved the first two novels in this trilogy so I had to see the conclusion to Galen and Emma’s story. This novel picks up a little bit after the last one. Emma and Galen travel to the town of Neptune where they discover a town where Syrena and Half-Bloods live in harmony with humans and swim in freshwater. While Emma feels a part of the little town, Galen hates it. After an argument, Galen leaves to tell Grom about the city and is kidnapped. Meanwhile, Emma stays and begins getting closer to a Half-Blood, Reed, until they get themselves into trouble as well. I enjoyed this novel even better than the others. The characters really got themselves into some real predicaments. There was never a lack of anything happening. The point of view alternated between Emma’s first person and Galen’s third person so we got to see both events progressing at the same time. The thing I liked best about this novel was that there wasn’t just one evil villain—there were […]


Review: One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker

Posted 9 October, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker

Check out my review of Ten Tiny breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths #1) “Life has a funny way of creating it’s own tests. It throws curve balls that make you do and think and feel things that are in direct conflict with what you had planned and don’t allow you to operate in terms of black and white.” I enjoyed Tucker’s novel about Livie’s sister, Kacey, so I wanted to read Livie’s story. I am going to start by saying that Livie’s story is immensely different than Kacey’s partly because Livie’s coping mechanism was the complete opposite of Kacey’s. Regardless of this, there was still just as much emotional baggage as Ten Tiny Breaths. Livie’s story takes place, for the most part, at Princeton, which is where I’ll be going to school in the fall. Going into the novel, I had a feeling that the continuities between Princeton in real life and Princeton in this story would be nonexistent and that this story would be harder to read for me because it wasn’t accurate. Although there were mild distinctions, I was for the most part impressed with Tucker’s portrayal of Princeton. She put in the research to make sure that it was portrayed accurately. Moving on to the plot, I didn’t quite like the characters or their actions as much as I did in Ten Tiny Breaths. These characters had some […]


Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

Posted 7 October, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

“‘Our past isn’t who we are. I’m me and you’re you and that’s who we need to be.’” I’ve actually had this one sitting on my kindle account for some time. My sister read it and loved it so I decided to finally give it a try! Kacey Cleary’s life is basically destroyed–four years ago a drunk driving accident killed her parents, boyfriend, best friend, and almost her. That was the day her life ended. The only thing she had to hold onto after her year in the hospital recovering was her little sister Livie. So when her Uncle appears to be close to sexually abusing Livie, Kacey takes her and flees to Miami. There, she meets Storm, who works at a strip club and takes her under her wing. She also meets her neighbor Trent, who seems to want to protect her. But both Kacey and Trent are hiding secrets–ones that can tear them apart forever. This novel was definitely interesting enough to keep my interest. There was a lot of emotional drama, especially from Kacey. It was nice to see how she dealt with it while also trying to give Livie a good life. The pacing was fantastic and there were definitely some things that I wasn’t expecting. And there was a total, mind-numbing shock as everything came to a head, something that total threw me into a […]


Blog Tour Review: Loving Eden by T.A. Foster

Posted 6 October, 2014 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 0 Comments
Blog Tour Review: Loving Eden by T.A. Foster

Check out my review of Kissing Eden (Kissing Eden #1) I enjoyed the first book in Grey and Eden’s story and I was interested to see how them living together worked out. Loving Eden starts with Eden moving from North Carolina to Texas in order to start her life post-gradatation with Grey. This installment was more interesting than I would have originally thought that it was. It was filled with drama and new and unexpected characters. There was romance and family drama which really broke up the drama well, as too much of the same type can be overwhelming. The plot got a bit tedious and slow at points but it kept my interest overall. Eden was in the process of trying to figure out her life as an adult while also dealing with being in a new state, living with a new guy, and having drama with said guy and his family. I thought she handled it well considering all that she was going through. Eden was never anything special of a character to me but she is definitely a relatable one and that was clear in the novel like it was in the first. Grey was definitely as brooding and moody as he was in the first novel. In this novel he had to deal with a long lost relative showing up and wanting to take the hotel. So […]


Review: Chameleon by Kelly Oram

Posted 4 October, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Chameleon by Kelly Oram

In this novel, we are introduced to a world full of various supernatural creatures: warlocks, witches, seers, vampires, werewolves–everything under the sun. Danielle grew up in a small tow in Pennsylvania with the company of her parents, her best friend Russ, and Russ’ father Alex. On Dani’s sixteenth birthday, Russ tells her that he’s a warlock. Soon, Dani is thrust into the world of the supernatural and is told that she is to fulfill the great prophecy. This novel definitely was not boring. There was such a great and busy story line that it never got dull. There were also some unexpected twists and turns and misleadings that you never exactly knew what was going to happen. Dani was the leading lady. She was definitely a strong character. She was a bit of a trouble maker, tough, and didn’t take crap from anyone. She was brave and strong when faced with kidnappers, torture, and everything else evil in the world. She was an inspiration, and she wanted to go what was right. In that way, she was also a very selfless character, and I immensely enjoyed reading about her adventures. This novel definitely has a love triangle in it. Russ: Russ was Dani’s best friend, the guy that she had spent her whole life with. So of course, there is some confusion about feelings when the day she gets thrusts […]


Review: If I Should Die by Amy Plum

Posted 2 October, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: If I Should Die by Amy Plum

If I Should Die is the conclusion to the Revenants trilogy. I have been following this series since Until I Die, and it has not let me down. Amy Plum is a magnificent writer, and I am sad to see the series end. If I Should Die is everything I thought it would be, and more. It was filled to the brim with action and fighting. There was never a dull moment in this novel. Something was always going on, something being discovered, someone fighting. The only thing that I can think of about this novel that I didn’t enjoy was that things played out like I thought they would. After the ending of the second novel, I was able to guess major plot points of this novel. This was disappointing because there wasn’t really anything that I wasn’t expecting. The  plot was fairly predictable throughout the entire novel. Kate really grew as a character in this novel. She was definitely the strong heroine that was needed during this installment. She stopped letting people fight battles for her and fought them herself. She really matured over the course of the series. Vincent was as amazing as he always was. He really stepped into the role of a leader in this novel although he faced some hardships along the way. He and Kate made a magnificent pair of strong characters. Although If […]


Review: Goddess by Josephine Angelini

Posted 30 September, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Goddess by Josephine Angelini

` This is the last of the trilogy and I’ve been meaning to read it for a while but never had the time! Goddess is the conclusion to Lucas and Helen’s story. It had a very complicated plot line. And by complicated, I mean a bit too complicated. There were so many things happening at once—so many different stories being told at the same time that it was difficult to follow at times, making the reading much less enjoyable. In addition to that, there were a few things left unanswered at the end that I would have loved to have been wrapped up. However, the plot left no dull moments, perhaps due to the too-fast pacing of the novel. In addition to that, a lot of things happened in this novel making it easy to stay engaged. Helen peaked in this novel as a character. She took on some really tough stuff and had to step into the plate as a leader as the Scions waged war against the Gods. She was determined to do what was right. We also see a lot more of Helen’s past lives. That was really interesting to me to see how she differed from her past selves. She was a great heroine and that was enunciated in this installment. Lucas was as patient as always. He was drawn back because they still believed themselves […]


Review: Mirror X by Karri Thompson

Posted 27 September, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Mirror X by Karri Thompson

I’ve been trying to expand my reading horizons and this sounded like something that I haven’t read before. Mirror X was a real let down for me. I actually debated multiple times just putting it down, but it was something that I told the publisher I would read so I figured I’d give it a chance. Cassie wakes up over one thousand years in the future, finding out that she had died, been frozen, and was reanimated. This brings me to my biggest problem with this novel: it was very unrealistic. Cassie was immediately at ease with Doctor Michael Bennett, almost the moment she wakes up. I mean, you wake up a thousand years into the future and are calmed right off the bat by a random doctor? No. And then things just got a lot more interesting with the introduction of the baby issue. You see, the citizens of this world are infertile and they want to use Cassie was a breeding mare to help their population. She put up a fight a little at first. Then gave up. Realistic? No. I guess what I’m trying to say is that there was a plethora of things in this novel that just tickled me the wrong way. It was too unrealistic, even for a dystopian/sci-fi novel. It seemed as if Thompson was just trying to pile on drama with all […]


Blog Tour Review: Damaged Goods by Nicole Williams

Posted 26 September, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Blog Tour Review: Damaged Goods by Nicole Williams

Check out my review of Hard Knox (The Outsider Chronicles #1) I adored the companion novel, Hard Knox, and I was interested to see what else Nicole Williams had to bring to the table. Damaged Goods follows Liv Bennett as she drops everything in order to take care of the two younger sisters that her druggie mother abandons. It was okay, plot wise. There was definitely a plot twist that completely blindsided me in a good way. I had absolutely no idea that it was coming and I gaped at the book for a good five minutes when it happened. In terms of plot and pacing, the novel was pretty engaging. It wasn’t as action-heavy as Hard Knox. It was more an emotional journey for the characters than an action-y one. Nevertheless, it kept me engaged from beginning to end. Liv Bennett dropped everything in order to be there for her sisters. She was a selfless character who would do anything for her little sisters, as evidenced in the story. She was a bit hardened and closed off due to the environment in which she grew up. She wanted nothing more than to escape the town that she grew up in yet came back to it for her sisters. So she was a bit bitter to the town upon arrival, including pretty much every one in it, especially the Goods […]


Blog Tour Excerpt: Stone of Thieves by Diane J. Re..

Posted 25 September, 2014 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Excerpt, Giveaway / 0 Comments
Blog Tour Excerpt: Stone of Thieves by Diane J. Reed

Stone of Thieves (Robbin’ Hearts Series #2) by Diane J. Reed Release Date: 05/08/14 238 pages The Stone of Thieves . . . for centuries its magnetic draw has twisted the hearts of ambitious men and women with the promise of power, passion, and intrigue until it fell into the hands of unlikely thieves Robin and her boyfriend Creek. But can they steal their destiny away from the curse that pursues this magnificent ruby heart? As the stone begins to spread its sorcery, Robin races to find her long-lost mother in Italy in the hopes of discovering the truth about her unique gypsy heritage and the ruby heart that is rumored to steal souls. Yet when the desire for this stone by powerful members of her family threatens their very lives, Creek decides to take matters into his own hands to protect Robin, his greatest treasure of all . . . Stone of Thieves is a sensual, stand-alone new adult novel and the sequel to Robin in the Hood in the Robbin’ Hearts Series. Due to mature themes, readership is advised for ages 17+. Goodreads | Amazon│Barnes & Noble  Robin in the Hood (Robbin’ Hearts Series #1) by Diane J. Reed Release Date: 10/01/12 300 pages “Is it any wonder I became a bank robber?”  But she never dreamed she’d fall in love… Wealthy high school student Robin McArthur thinks she has it all figured out […]