Genre: Misc. Paranormal

Average Rating: 3.81


Review: Anomaly by Tonya Kuper

Posted 18 March, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Anomaly by Tonya Kuper

Anomaly was unlike any book I’ve read before. It was an interesting plot element—a gifted race of beings called the Oculi who could wish anything into existence. I found the concept intriguing and the world building was interesting in a scientific way. I had actually been learning about some of the chemistry-based knowledge that this book utilizes (as can be seen in the series name, Schrodinger’s Consortium) so it was easier for me to understand some of the explanations that came from the characters. I felt, however, as though maybe it can be more difficult for someone without that prior knowledge to understand. Regardless, it was an enjoyable novel. The dual POV really added depth to both of the main characters, Josie and Reid, and it gave a different perspective of what was going on than we would have had if there was only one narrator. It had great pacing and the book flew by. I enjoyed Josie’s character. She just had all types of things thrown at her! And she handled it graciously. I though that she was a a very brave character. She was also insanely smart, and it was kind of nice to hear the thoughts of an extremely intellectual character. I felt like some of her knowledge rubbed off on me, and if we are going to be completely honest, she probably helped out my chemistry […]


Review: Claimed by Light by Reese Monroe

Posted 26 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Claimed by Light by Reese Monroe

Check out my review of Forged by Fate (Bound by Hades #1) Check out my review of Marked by Hades (Bound by Hades #2) I really had enjoyed the first two novels in the series and I was interested to see how the series came to a conclusion. Claimed by Light was Halena’s story. The French Guardian who didn’t believe in Mates. So of course she is shaken when she feels an instant connection to Slade, who has just sold his soul to demons and is on the fast-track to becoming one himself. This novel was definitely interesting. We get to the conclusion of the Guardian’s battle against the demons and beating them to the artifacts. There was lots of action, suspense, and death. My only complaint is that the ending didn’t feel like the ending of a series to me. I actually had to double check as to whether it was the last novel. There just felt like there were a few too many loose-ends that needed tying. Halena was the main character in this novel. It was nice to see her character in more depth as opposed to the glimpses of her personality we see in the first two novels. To be honest, this novel really changed my opinion about her character. She went through a lot and closed herself off so valid reasons and I came to […]


Review: A Darker Past by Jus Accardo

Posted 17 December, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: A Darker Past by Jus Accardo

Check out my review of Darker Days (The Darker Agency #1) I really enjoyed the first novel in this series, Darker Days, so of course I had to read book two! A Darker Past follows Jessie and Lukas as they get themselves into yet another sticky situation of the paranormal kind. This time, Jessie has accidentally released a super-demon into the world and he is out for blood. A Darker Past was just as interesting as Darker Days. It was a really easy read with a good pace that kept me interested. It had me cracking up laughing at various points throughout the novel. There was a ton of drama in this novel, too—family drama, relationship drama, everything! It was definitely entertaining. Jessie was as much of a trouble-maker as usual. She was tough and sarcastic just as she was in book one. She is in servitude to a demon in this time around but that didn’t do anything to quell her spit-fire attitude. Jessie is always a fun character to read because of her internal and external dialogue. She never fails to give me a laugh! Lukas is a bit different in this novel—he’s been freed of Wrath but is now going through a different kind of change. He was a bit off in this novel because of it, but he was still a great character. Jessie and Lukas […]


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: Stormfront by K.R. Conway

Posted 14 August, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Stormfront by K.R. Conway

Check out my review of Undertow (Undertow #1)  “I loved my friends. Loved everything about them. They were my world, my family, and I’d do anything for them. And Raef? Raef was so much more than my guard, more than just a boyfriend. I felt as though he was a piece of me, his heartbeat shadowing my own. He was a gift, sent from another era, to stand with me, and face Fate with me, hand-in-hand.” I absolutely adored Undertow so of course I needed to get my hands on this one! Stormfront was full of unexpected surprises, new characters, and a whole lot of action. Regarding plot, it was definitely more engaging than book one, which I wouldn’t have thought possible. The pacing in this book was fast which kept me absolutely glued to the book. I put a lot of emotional stake into what happened to the characters. There wasn’t a single dull moment in the entire book and I found myself wishing that I could read faster so I could know what happened next.  “She just went for it—for life, for new experiences. She was fearless and didn’t hold back. She gave of herself freely, never expecting repayment. She loved fiercely, lived fiercely, and consumed my universe like an endless star.” Eila grew stronger in this novel. Of course Raef was as protective as ever, but she […]


Blog Tour Review + Excerpt: One Past Midnight by J..

Posted 8 August, 2014 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 0 Comments
Blog Tour Review + Excerpt: One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington

“Life’s too short. If Ethan taught me anything, that would be it. I want to get on with living mine.” “You said you wanted someone to know you. Maybe I just want to have someone know me too. Without you in this world, the memories of every moment we’ve shared together will be gone. We only exist because others see us. Part of my existence…an important part, only exists because you are here to see it.” I had actually been eyeing this book when it was released in Australia under the title Between the Lives. I love Jessica Shirvington’s stories and this one sounded really interesting. Sabine has two lives: in the town of Wellesley, she’s popular with a perfect boyfriend and perfect friends. In Roxbury, she has a little sister and a best friend named Capri. Every night when the clock strikes midnight Sabine would undergo “the shift” and switch from one life to the next. But one day the rules of the shift change: when she goes from one life to the next, injured in the first and not in the second, she finds a loophole. Which brings her to the conclusion that maybe if she died in one life, she would only have to live the other. This novel was unlike anything that I’ve read before. The premise of a girl stuck between two lives, switching between […]


Review: Midnight Dawn by Jocelyn Adams

Posted 6 August, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Midnight Dawn by Jocelyn Adams

Check out my review of Darkside Sun (Mortal Machine #1) Midnight Dawn picks up a bit after Darkside Sun ends. I didn’t love this installment as much as I enjoyed the first one but it definitely wasn’t bad. There were a lot of events going on which kept me reading. This novel incorporates more of the wraiths as well as Addison’s role as the Architect. We finally find out exactly what that means. The pacing was good in this novel. It wasn’t slow and it wasn’t so fast that it was hard to keep up with. I think, really, the only thing keeping me from loving this novel as much as the first one was the character romance. The great thing about this installment is that there was absolutely no cliffhanger. Even though there will be a third novel, there’s no gut-wrenching ending that deters some readers. So you can definitely go on and read this one without waiting for the next to come out. Addison is definitely tougher in this novel. When this novel begins, Addison’s memories of her and Asher are complete wiped and she is now actively part of the Mortal Machine. I liked Addison’s character a lot in this novel. We really got to see her fight for herself as well as for those that she cared for. She dealt with the things that were thrown […]


Review: Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre (DNF)

Posted 2 August, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre (DNF)

The premise of this novel was really promising when I read the synopsis. Mortal Danger started off slow and just never picked up for me. It was a really difficult novel to get into because the pacing wasn’t the best. We follow Edie Kramer after she is stopped from committing suicide and offered a deal for three wishes now in return for three favors in the future. Edie’s first wish is to become beautiful so that she can sabotage the high schoolers who made fun of her from the inside. All the setting up in this novel had the ability to be promising but instead it just lacked. I found myself unable to read more than two chapters at a time due to boredom. I really wanted to enjoy this novel but there was just nothing exciting going on in the novel. I DNF’d at 51% and at that point, the novel still felt like it was going nowhere. Edie’s character wasn’t the best. She really came off as shallow and vengeful to me. Sure, these kids did unspeakable things to her, but it felt like the only thing she was devoted to was getting back at them. She hated them, supposedly. I say supposedly because at random points she would feel intense sympathy for the things that were happening to the people she wanted to destroy. Her waffling made […]


Review: Undertow by K.R. Conway

Posted 31 July, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Undertow by K.R. Conway

 “He sat down next to me and flicked his head signaling me to come closer and I slid carefully next to him. While his eyes may have changed, I believed his heart to be true. I trusted him. It was that simple.”  “Raef looked almost ill at the mention of my near demise. He turned to his brother, ‘Did you find a body?’ A…BODY? WHAT THE…” Kian nodded, ‘It got dragged out oward the west beach. MJ and I took care of it. Good work by the way.’ ‘Did you say MJ?’ I asked, floored. Did my ice cream hurling pal help move a…BODY?” This is actually the second time that I have read this novel–the review that I wrote for it the last time got lost on my old computer. But I had no qualms about reading it again because I loved it the first time! “‘What…was that?’ I asked, the fear giving way to awe. Raef lowered the mirror, content that I apparently wasn’t going to flip out. ‘The truth of what we are,’ he replied. ‘Which is?’ I whispered, leaning closer as if the walls would spill our secrets. ‘Dangerous,’ he replied.” Undertow was unique. It introduced new paranormal creatures. The Mortis: soul-stealing demons. The Lunaterra: genetic rivals of the Mortis. It was unlike anything that I have ever read and I loved that Conway was able […]