Genre: Mythology

Average Rating: 3.85


Review: Evertrue by Brodi Ashton

Posted 12 March, 2015 by Jessi Elliott in Discussion, Review / 0 Comments
Review: Evertrue by Brodi Ashton

I’m going to be blunt right now. I didn’t think I was going to finish Evertrue. The story just took a turn I really didn’t like, and I thought it was sort of a cop out to make a villainous character less of a villain. From the beginning of the series I pined for Cole and Nikki to end up together, even though I think I knew deep down that it wouldn’t work. It was wayyy too dysfunctional to be a justified option for the two characters. But still, I wanted it. Not that I disliked Nikki’s boyfriend, I didn’t. Jack was cool and his love for Nikki was beautiful. (But a tad boring for my tastes). I’ve just got this eternal love for the bad seeds I guess. The beginning picked up where we left off in Everbound and I liked that. Some books that end on cliffhangers do the whole, Six Months Later or whatever and it’s annoying. The rest of the story is quite the journey for all of the characters. It’s a race for Nikki and Jack to find Nik’s heart, stolen by Cole because he wants her for himself, to rule the Everneath beside him. (I’d do it. Pick me. Please. *waves hands*). Each of the characters face impossible tasks and are forced to overcome them and trust one another. This is the installment that really brings the whole […]


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: 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: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Posted 29 April, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

 “Astraia might not be brave, but she wanted me to live. And here I was, wishing her dead in my place. If one of us had to die, it ought to be the one with poison in her heart.” I happen to love the movie The Beauty and the Beast, and I’ve never read a retelling of the story, so I was intrigued. “One of us had to die. That was the bargain Father had struck, and it was not her fault that he had picked her to be the one who lived, but every time she smiled, I still thought: She smiles because she is safe. She is safe because I am going to die.” This novel was definitely engaging and interesting. It followed Nyx as she was set to be married to Ignifex, the Gentle Lord who rules their kingdom. She’s been trained to kill him since her birth and goes into the castle where he resides knowing that she will not live through it, but willing to sacrifice her life for the good of her kingdom. Little did she know, there was more to the Gentle Lord and his castle than she had anticipated, and she finds herself with feelings for both the Gentle Lord and his servant, Shadow. This novel started out with a bang and got right in with the good stuff. There weren’t many […]


Review: The Curse Keepers by Denise Grover Swank

Posted 9 January, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: The Curse Keepers by Denise Grover Swank

Favorite Quote(s):  “My eyes widened in disbelief. ‘Where did you learn that?’ ‘Casing the Joint 101 at the school for Mischief and Shenaniganry, of course. I think I passed you in the hall on the way to Entrapping the Eligible Billionaire Bachelor.’”  “‘You must be an enchantress. You have me under your spell.’ He kissed me this time, making my pulse rise. ‘And what does that make you?’ I teased. ‘Yours.’” Favorite Character: Ellie I suppose. First Line: “The moment I laid my eyes on him, I knew he was trouble.” My Musings: I absolutely adored Denise Grover Swank’s Off the Subject series, so when I saw this novel on Netgalley, I couldn’t help but request it. Although it was a completely different genre than the Off the Subject series, I knew that it wouldn’t let me down. The Curse Keepers has a very interesting premise: a curse that was set long ago, that resulting in the disappearance of the Roanoke colony. The curse has been passed down until the two curse keepers of the two lines met, and opened the gate. They would then have seven days to close it and save the world from the spirits that were behind it. Enter Collin and Ellie. The two curse keepers from the two lines. When Collin shows up at the little diner that Ellie works at, all of the air is […]


Blog Tour: Embrace (Entangled Line) Release

Posted 11 December, 2013 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 1 Comment
Blog Tour: Embrace (Entangled Line) Release

Favorite Quote(s): “He’d been open and brutally honest about who he was, more what he was. All his actions showed he had her best interest in heart, to the point that he was downright bossy and controlling. Sure, it pissed her off a little, but mostly…it felt good. Someone totally dedicated to her, focused on her well-being. For so many years she’d had to take care of herself–the only one she’d ever been able to depend on.” Favorite Character: Sadie. First Line: “‘Just because you can’t find a girl and have sex doesn’t mean I have to live an abstinent life.’ Justin slid his shirt over his head.” My Musings: Forged by Fate is a new novel in Entangled’s new adult imprint, Embrace. When I first read the synopsis, I was intrigued. I hadn’t read anything like it before, and I was excited to dive in. “’I’m the Gatekeeper of Hades.’ He bowed his head. ‘And you…are my Mate.’” Forged by Fate is a mix between mythology and angels and demons. It builds a world where Guardians guard the gates to Hell, preventing demons from running a muck. However, Guardians can’t come into their full powers until they find their mate. Young genius Sadie discovers that she is destined to be the mate of Gate Keeper, Theo, no matter how much she tries to resist it. Throw in a demon who keeps […]


Blog Tour: Ember Launch (Entangled Teen’s ne..

Posted 31 August, 2013 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 0 Comments
Blog Tour: Ember Launch (Entangled Teen’s new line)

“Our fires burn brightly for our readers and as a way to say thanks to our readers we’ve launched our latest division of Entangled Teen and it’s name is Ember. We have two exciting launch titles: Darker Days by Jus Accardo and Chaos by Christine O’Neil. Read away!” Entangled Teen Ember is a division of Entangled Teen that specializes in digital-first YAs Chaos by Christine O’Neil My name is Maggie Raynard. After sixteen years being just plain me, suddenly, when I lose my temper, my fingers become weapons of mass destruction. Turns out I’m a semi-god, descended from Aphrodite. Sounds cool in theory, but when I accidentally put my ex-boyfriend in a coma, things go downhill pretty fast. Now some new guy named Mac Finnegan has made it his mission in life to continually piss me off. I’m stuck learning how to use my new powers while also dealing with regular high school problems, and with this annoying and super-hot—guy all up in my business, I’m about to flip out. But it gets worse. I just learned there’s this watchdog council of semis who keep an eye out for any bad apples. They think I’m the baddest one in the bunch and want to take me out before I do any more damage. My nemesis Mac might turn out to be my salvation, only he’s got secrets of his own…and they […]


Review: Tiger’s Quest by Colleen Houck

Posted 15 August, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Tiger’s Quest by Colleen Houck

Favorite Quote(s): “There are many different types of kisses. There’s a passionate kiss of farewell—like the kind Rhett gave Scarlett when he went off to war. The kiss of I-can’t-really-be-with-you-but-I-want-to-be—like with Superman and Lois Lane. There’s the first kiss—one that is gentle and hesitant, warm and vulnerable. And then there’s the kiss of possession—which was how Ren kissed me now. It went beyond passion, beyond desire. His kiss was full of longing, need, and love, like all those other kisses. But, it was also filled with promises and pledges, some of which seemed sweet and tender while others seemed dangerous and exciting. He was taking me over. Staking a claim. He seized me as boldly as the tiger captured his prey. There was no escape. And I didn’t want to. I would have happily died in his clutches. I was his. And he made sure I knew it. My heart burst with a thousand beautiful blooms, all tiger lilies. And I knew with a certainty more powerful than anything I’d ever felt before that we belonged together.” Favorite Character: Ren. He’s adorable. And in love. First Line: “I clung to the leather seat and felt my heart fall as the private plane rose into the sky, streaking away from India.” My Musings: Colleen Houck is a truly gifted writer. She has again written a thrilling installment to the Tiger Saga. […]


Review: Awaken by Meg Cabot

Posted 11 June, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Awaken by Meg Cabot

Check out my thoughts on Abandon (Abandon #1) Favorite Quote(s): “Mr. Smith regarded me helplessly from behind his desk. ‘Because that is not who you are. I understand that with your teacher, you were acting in self defense. But the entire reason John was so drawn to you is because you are the spring to his winter. You are the water to his fire. He is the storm. You are the sun that appears after the storm.’” Favorite Character: John. Swoon. First Line: “In school they told us to follow the rules.” My Musings: The Abandon Trilogy is a series that I am sad to see end. Meg Cabot is a fantastic writer who has created an intriguing world based loosely off of the Persephone myth. Cabot managed to spin this myth into an enrapturing plot that has kept me hooked since the very first chapter of the very first novel. Awaken was a thrilling conclusion to the adventures of Pierce Oliveria and John Hayden. This novel, I believe, was the true climax of the series. Yes, all novels have a climax within themselves, but this is the novel in which everything came to a head. I can’t talk much about the plot, because I don’t want to spoil anything for you all…but let me just say, this novel will keep you on your toes. At all times. Because a […]


Mini-Review: Abandon by Meg Cabot

Posted 22 October, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments
Mini-Review: Abandon by Meg Cabot

Favorite Quote(s): “And in what fairytale would John ever be any sane person’s idea of Prince Charming anyway? He was the opposite of charming. More like Prince Terrifying.” “Check yourself before you wreck yourself.” Favorite Character: John. That whole tortured soul thing just does it for me. First Line: “Anything can happen in the blink of an eye.” My Musings: This novel was much better than I was expecting. I was expecting a mediocre novel with a decent plot; boy was I blown away! This novel defied my expectations. Cabot placed me in a world where death followed me. I loved the twist on mythology; I’ve always enjoyed mythological books! I loved the swoonworthy romance. Let me tell you: I’ll take Death any day! I mean, who wouldn’t want their own John Hayden. Let me give you a sneak peak: “‘I suppose so,’ he said, after giving it some thought. ‘I don’t really know. I’ve never rescued a girl I love from the Furies before.’ He looked alarmed as my eyes were filling with tears. ‘Don’t cry.’” SWOON?! I don’t know; there was something about that boy…deity…whatever he is. Anyways! I also adored Pierce. I loved her character and her personality. Although it sucks that she went through so much stuff, I think it’s worth it. Overall, this was a very exciting book. I have a review of the second novel, Underworld, coming soon. I recommend […]