Genre: Angels & Demons

Average Rating: 4.33


Review: The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

Posted 16 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

I actually picked this book up at BEA. It seemed interesting so I was willing to give it a try. I liked the premise of this novel, what with having two people being the last descendants of ancient biblical bloodlines working together to destroy demons. Then there was the added twist that the main male, a descendant from the line of Judas, was fated to betray the last descendant of the line of David. And of course, feelings start to build between the two of them. Plot-wise, the novel was decently engaging. There was a pacing problem, about 20% in which made it practically impossible to read the book for long periods of time. At moments, I debated DNFing, but I really liked the basis of the novel and wanted to see it through. I’m glad that I did. The pacing eventually picked up and it was smooth sailing from then on. Ivy was the last descendant of the Davidian line. She was a really brave and selfless character. She got dumped into the middle of all of this while looking for her sister who was kidnapped and then was almost kidnapped by a demon herself. Ivy was very trusting but not too much to the point of stupidity. She made some mistakes in the novel and made some decisions that I didn’t agree with, but that just made her […]


Review: A Shimmer of Angels by Lisa M. Basso

Posted 13 September, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: A Shimmer of Angels by Lisa M. Basso

“I squinted through the darkness, spotting that unmistakably messy-sexy hair beside bright platinum blonde. I heard noises. Were they…? Yep. They were making out next to the trash bin. How, well, trashy.” At the time that I requested this novel I was on an angel-kick and well, this novel is about angels so of course I picked it up! A Shimmer of Angels was a bit typical. I kind of played into the trope of good angels vs. fallen angels that every angel book seems to follow. It had those things that almost every other angel book out there has. This fact made it a bit predictable, even in regards to the romance. Nevertheless, it kept me interested and there were certain things about it that kept me engaged. I found the aspect of Ray being able to see angels and being diagnosed as schizophrenic interesting. It was so interesting that it kept me reading this one and hoping to read the next. Although it had its typical moments, there were times in this novel that made it unique. “I’d been forbidden from seeing the men with wings—angels—had lost so much of my life denying them, but now… now I knew they were real. Or I was intensely more schizophrenic than before. But Cam…his questions, his answers, our entire conversation, I couldn’t have made that up.” The pacing was okay. […]


Mini-Review: White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentr..

Posted 12 August, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Mini-Review: White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Check out my review of Bitter Sweet Love (The Dark Elements #0.5) “‘You need something,’ he said, and when I stared at him, he added, ‘Your face.’ ‘My face?’ ‘It’s in need of my kisses.’” I absolutely adore anything that Jennifer Armentrout writes and this was no exception. White Hot Kiss is the first in a series that follows Layla, a half-Warden, half-Demon, Roth, a Demon, and Zayne, a Warden. I had been looking forward to this novel since it was announced and it exceeded my expectations. The plot was filled with action and thrills and kept me completely engaged. I loved that the paranormal creature of choice was gargoyles. I had never heard of or read a novel centered around gargoyles. I love that Armentrout took the paranormal genre and made I her own, much like she did with her Lux and Covenant series. “The newcomer stood well over six feet, as tall as any Warden. His hair was dark, the color of obsidian, and it reflected blue in the dim light. Lazy locks slipped over his forehead and curled just below his ears. Brows arched over golden eyes and his cheekbones were broad and high. He was attractive. Very attractive. Mind-bendingly beautiful, actually, but the sardonic twist to his full lips chilled his beauty. The black T-shirt stretched across his chest and flat stomach. A huge tattoo of a […]


Review: Bitter Sweet Love by Jennifer L. Armentrou..

Posted 9 August, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Bitter Sweet Love by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“My lips pursed. ‘Is there a reason why you’re here?’ ‘Yes.’ I waited. And then I waited some more. ‘Anytime now.’ Dez’s gaze moved from the top of my head to the tips of my neon-purple toenails. ‘I like what you’re wearing.’ Frowning, I glanced down at myself. I had on a camisole covered by a cardigan and a pair of god-awful sleep shorts Danika had bought me for my birthday. They were covered with teddy bears. Not the best fashion choice. ‘Gets me in the mood for cuddling,’ he murmured lazily.”  “He clamped his arms around my waist as I started to wriggle away. ‘Jas,’ he said, his voice dropping low. ‘You should stop squirming.’ Then he paused. ‘Or not. I’m kind of partial to it, honestly.’ I froze, hands planted on his shoulders. Warmth crept over my cheeks. ‘You’re terrible.’ ‘I’m a lot of things right now.’ He lowered his head to mine and inhaled deeply. ‘I bet you can figure out one or two of those things.’” Bitter Sweet Love is the prequel to The Dark Elements series by Jennifer Armentrout. In this novella, we are introduced to Armentrout’s fictional world of gargoyles as Wardens who protect the human race from evil creatures: demons. And I am just going to apologize right now for the influx of quotes: like all JLA books, this one was just so […]


Review: Awaken by Lori Adams

Posted 15 July, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Awaken by Lori Adams

Check out my review of Forbidden (The Soulkeepers #1) I enjoyed the first novel, Forbidden, and I wanted to see what happened with the characters. Awaken picks up where Forbidden left off after Dante has been sent back to Hell and Sophia has been united with her body. Unfortunately, I had high expectations for this novel and Awaken did not quite meet them. The pacing in this novel wasn’t nearly as great as that of the first. I often found myself skipping parts and having to go back to reread them. The plot didn’t get really interesting until the end, and even then it was easy to predict what was going to happen. I was able to predict the cliffhanger with 10% left in the book. It was a pretty uneventful read for me which was disappointing because I loved the plot of the first novel so much. Sophia was different in this novel. I’m not sure if it is just that I’ve come to judge main characters more as I read and review more books, but she was a bit whinier to me as a character. For the first half of the novel she was acting like she was hyped up on crack hoping to become a spirit walker, completely disregarding her normal life. She was also a complete pushover when it came to not wanting to let people […]


Mini-Review: Forbidden by Lori Adams

Posted 5 July, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments
Mini-Review: Forbidden by Lori Adams

“I’m hesitant to explain, still trying to figure out my feelings for Michael. Sometimes I sense a unique connection to him, like that night on the hill before things got weird. Sometimes I have an overwhelming physical need to be with him, need being the watchword; it consumes me until I’m trembling and flushed. I wake in the middle of the night covered in sweat. Other times I remember how he spoke to me, how bossy he comes across, how radical his mood swings. And I get infuriated all over again.” I really enjoy novels involving angels and demons so this was a given for me, especially considering it was published by Random House Flirt, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite publishing imprints. This novel’s plot kept me thoroughly engaged with its battle between good and evil. Sophia St. James moves to a small town in Connecticut, never expecting to see Guardian Angels in spirit form. In fact, she is the only one who can. “My days toss and turn like a restless ocean and I am adrift in quiet anonymity. A solitary buoy in the wake of passing ships, wanting to join them but somehow sensing something different is coming along.” Sophia was a great character. She was strong and brave and I loved her narration. Michael was the angel. He was moody, protective, and volatile. It […]


Review: Zoey Rogue by Lizzy Ford

Posted 26 June, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Zoey Rogue by Lizzy Ford

“‘Rule one: don’t ever draw your weapons on me again. Rule two: don’t ever lie to me again,’ Zoey recited. ‘Rule three: know the difference between where you play and where you sleep.’” “‘Strike three. You’re mine,’ he whispered.” I had never read a novel about Incubi and Succubi so the synopsis hooked me right from the start. Zoey Rogue was definitely a unique novel for me. It was full of action. It followed Zoey, a half Succubus, who rescues girls from the clutches of the Incubatti, the Succubus male counterpart. On a mission, she is rescued by Declan, the head of the Incubatti Enforcers, and he is determined to make her his. However, Zoey is not one to be tamed. Thus, hilarious and cute antics occur as they try to deny the chemistry flowing between them. This novel had its exciting moments paired with its more serious moments. Zoey was always on the move and that made things interesting. Yet there were times of lesser action, times when they were trying to resist the pull between them. Those were not boring by any means and I rather enjoyed them but they were not as thrilling as the action-y parts either. Regardless, it was the perfect balance. “She was quiet, searching his gaze. ‘If you need me to kill anyone for you, I will.’ Declan laughed, not expecting the offer. […]


Review: Marked by Hades by Reese Monroe

Posted 13 May, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Marked by Hades by Reese Monroe

Check out my review of Forged by Fate (Bound by Hades #1) I really enjoyed the other novel in the series, Forged by Fate, and I was actually surprised to see that the next novel in the series was about Justin. I honestly was just expecting a continuation of the first novel, but I was no less excited to get to reading it. As I mentioned, Marked by Hades is Justin’s story. Justin, as we saw in the first novel, is convinced that he doesn’t need a mate and that he won’t have one. That is, until he sees a mysterious girl while out one day. That mysterious girl’s name is Yvonne, and she woke up with absolutely no recollection of who she was except her name. And as she soon finds out, her touch is lethal: anyone or any living thing that she touches turns to ash. This novel was better than the first one, in my opinion. Monroe’s writing style developed a bit, and it didn’t have that initial boring lag that Forged by Fate had. This one jumped head first into the plot, and what an amazing plot it was. There were many surprises and events that I never wanted to put this book down. It was filled with demons artifacts, kidnappings, and even a guest appearance from Lucifer. In terms of plot line and entertainment, this […]


Review: Ruined by Jus Accardo

Posted 27 March, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: Ruined by Jus Accardo

“You didn’t hand an ex-junkie a needle without expecting a relapse. That’s what this girl was to me. An addiction I’d been trying for years to kick. No. Better to stick with the plan. Keep it casual and cool. Act like a dick. I’d do what I needed to do in town and then get the hell out.” “‘Oh my God. Skulking on the other side of my door? A little freaky don’t you think? Even for you…’ He pushed past without waiting for an invitation. ‘I don’t skulk.’ Turning, he winked. I hated it, but despite the fact that it’d been the night from hell, the quirk of his lips and curve of his cheek sent my heartbeat racing. ‘I loom. Much sexier, don’t ya think?’” I’ve been seeing the teasers and things that Jus has been posting on her Facebook, and I saw the synopsis and I couldn’t help but be curious! This novel follows Samantha and Jax, childhood best friends, as Jax comes back to the town that he left without notice after kissing Sam one night. So of course, Sam and Jax are having a hard time fighting the attraction between them that’s still held up over the years. Then you throw in Jax’s twin brother, Chase, both of which are cursed with the curse of Cain and Abel. Jax has an inner demon–Azirak–who wants to […]


Review: Jordyn and the Caverns of Gloom by Tiffany..

Posted 21 January, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Jordyn and the Caverns of Gloom by Tiffany King

Favorite Quote(s): “‘You never know, I could totally take advantage of you while you were drunk on my kisses.’ ‘That’s how you would decide to take advantage of me, by knocking me over the head?’” Favorite Character: Jordyn. Duh. First Line: “I couldn’t tell you what day of the week it was, and quite frankly, I didn’t care.” My Musings: I have to start out by saying that Tiffany King is one of the most Indie-Credible authors around. And if you didn’t know that, then check out my Indie-Credible tour stop and say hi to Tiffany, Jordyn, and Emrys. I had a blast getting to know all three of them better. Jordyn and the Caverns of Gloom pick up right where Jordyn left off. When Jordyn gets back from her five week hiatus, she is thrust right back into all of the action. Her and Emrys must venture into the Caverns of Gloom in order to save her best friend. “‘You have to wrestle it to the ground. Once you get them on their backs, they are unable to right themselves, something to do with the size of their legs.’ ‘Let me get this straight. You want to pimp me out to distract this goat thing by flashing him my belly button, all so you can wrestle him to the ground so he can’t get back up?’” Jordyn and the […]