Genre: Werewolves

Average Rating: 4.18


Review: Dire by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Posted 2 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Dire by Alyssa Rose Ivy

I have read and enjoyed various novels written by Alyssa Rose Ivy, so when I saw that she had a new series, taking place in the same world as The Crescent and Empire Chronicles, I was curious as to where the story would lead. Dire wasn’t a bad book. It wasn’t, however, as enjoyable as some of Ivy’s other novels. Dire focuses on a girl named Mary Ann who takes a road trip with her long-time crush, Gage, back home. They, however, end up stranded, and are essentially kidnapped by a pack of Dire wolves. And their leader, Hunter, wants to take Mary Ann as his mate. Dire was interesting, to say the least. I felt as if there were a few fuzzy areas within the plot, which I hope will be clarified in the next novel. The pacing was good, and there weren’t many slow spots once Mary Ann and Gage met the wolves. There were a lot of things going on in this book, and I am interested to see how the plot thickens in the second installment. Mary Ann was an okay female protagonist, but she wasn’t my favorite. At moments, I found myself disliking her because I just felt like she wasn’t the brightest of characters. Also, she seemed a bit one dimensional to me. Regardless of that, she was a very caring character. She was […]


Review: Avoiding Alpha by Aileen Erin

Posted 22 May, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Avoiding Alpha by Aileen Erin

Check out my review of Becoming Alpha (Alpha Girl #1)  “‘How much attention do you pay to our bond?’ Holy shit. My mate was blushing. I wasn’t sure I’d ever seen him blush. ‘Please tell me you’re not going all creeper on me and looking in twenty-four-seven.’ ‘Creeper? Really? You’re my mate.’ I widened my eyes. ‘What would you call it?’ ‘Keeping watch. You do have a tendency to get yourself into crazy situations.’” I absolutely adored the first novel in this series, Becoming Alpha, so I had to see what happened next. This novel focused on the fact that Tessa’s best friend, Meredith, has become sick because her wolf is fighting the curse that the witches placed on her. And if Tessa can’t find a way to quiet her wolf, her best friend will die. This novel takes place over merely a day, but it seemed so much longer than that. Tessa does a lot of dangerous things in this novel to find help and with all of it going on I found myself frequently forgetting that it all happened in one day. Erin was able to draw this day out extremely long—and she did it very well. By the end of the novel, she had me crossing my fingers in suspense of what would happen. Tessa was the leading lady in this novel, as she was in the […]


Review: The Ballad of Aramei by J.A. Redmerski

Posted 6 February, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: The Ballad of Aramei by J.A. Redmerski

Check out my review of The Mayfair Moon (The Darkwoods Trilogy #1) Check out my review of Kindred (The Darkwoods Trilogy #2) “Of course, I have not at all forgotten the fact that he is standing here talking to me butt naked. It doesn’t matter one bit that we’ve already seen each other in our birthday suits and that we’ve consummated our relationship; there’s just something uncomfortable about talking to anyone while completely nude. It’s not natural…well, I guess in a sense it sort of is, but I easily keep my eyes looking at everything above his waist.” “No father. No mother. But I don’t need them because I have a real family now and they fill every part of me that ever wanted to feel human love and experience human life. Adria completes me. We complete each other. It was fate that we met, both parentless and broken and confused. We both lived very different, yet very similar lives and we fell in love fast because we were meant to be together, because destiny pulled our lives every which way to make sure that our paths crossed. And when they did, the rest just fell into place.” I have loved the two previous novels in this series, so I had to see how it ended! Wow…this book is so jammed packed with action that I am in a state […]


Review: Kindred by J.A. Redmerski

Posted 4 February, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: Kindred by J.A. Redmerski

Check out my review of The Mayfair Moon (The Darkwoods Trilogy #1) Favorite Quote(s): “I hate fear. It’s just another form of death.” Favorite Character: Isaac. First Line: “Three months ago–March I run until my feet bleed, until I can no longer feel the pain of every searing cut and nerve-ending exposed to debris and freezing snow that burns like fire.” My Musings: Going into book two in the Darkwoods Trilogy, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The synopsis didn’t do much in hinting me in on what was to come, so I was completely blown away. “Adria, the only girl I’ve ever truly fucking loved is a Charge? Her life has been predetermined for her? She was meant to fulfill some asinine destiny, which we all learned almost always ends in some premature death. I want to ask how it can get any worse, but I’m afraid it will.” Lets just say that a lot of pivotal things happen in this novel. We find out about what really happened that night that Isaac and Adria were attacked, a new type of being comes into play, and Adria’s life is changed forever. There was never something not going on. It was a completely engaging novel, and I loved it. “‘I love you because you’re extraordinary. You have all of the things I respect about a person wrapped up in one package, while every […]


Review: The Mayfair Moon by J.A. Redmerski

Posted 28 January, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: The Mayfair Moon by J.A. Redmerski

Check out my review of The Mayfair Moon (The Darkwoods Trilogy #1) Check out my review of Kindred (The Darkwoods Trilogy #2) Favorite Quote(s): “And I thought that maybe I wasn’t so different after all. Everyone has their own troubles, their own battles to fight. Everyone eventually faces darkness and hardship. Mine was just a little out of the ordinary and I could live with that.” Favorite Character: Adria. First Line: “No one used the F-word more than my step-dad, Jeff.” My Musings: I’ve read J.A. Redmerski’s published novels, The Edge of Always and The Edge of Never, and I loved her writing style. So when I saw The Mayfair Moon on Amazon, I had to one-click. I was interested to see what J.A could do with paranormal. “His whole body jerked forward, plunging him into the frigid, white ground. He was on his hands and knees, his head rolled up and backward, the whites of his eyes churning black. The first fiendish growl ripped through the air, echoing off every looming tree.” The Mayfair Moon‘s paranormal creature of choice is werewolves. However, they are not werewolves as we think of them. Instead, J.A’s werewolves changed into half-human, half-beast creatures. At first, I was shocked and a bit grossed out, but that feeling eventually passed. The Mayfair Moon was a very interesting novel. It follows Adria as she starts her […]


Review: Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin

Posted 16 January, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin

Favorite Quote(s): “‘Don’t be so stubborn. When you feel lost or don’t get something, just come to me. I’ll always be there to help.’ That was sweet. ‘I can’t always lean on you. I have to figure this out for myself.’” “I couldn’t ever tell what was going on with him. He ignored me half the time, and the other half alternated between bossing me around and being so perfectly sweet.” “‘I’m going with ‘Closer’’ My face was intently hot as he laughed. Holy Freudian slip, Batman. Leave it to me to tell the hottest guy ever that one of my favorite song’s chorus was a guy yelling about how he wants to fu—‘do’ them like an animal.” Favorite Character: Dastien. Swoon. First Line: “The noise from the party raging downstairs seeped into my quiet space.” My Musings: Becoming Alpha was a very interesting read for me. I’m not the one to read too many werewolf books, but ths one just called out to me for some reason. I loved the concept of the gifted outsider girl who gets turned into a werewolf. I enjoyed the plot of this novel, which was centered around a private school for werewolves in the new town that Tessa and her family moves to. Regardless of warnings to stay away from him, Tessa can’t help but be drawn to the mysterious Dastien. So when things start […]


Review: Whispers at Moonrise by C.C. Hunter

Posted 31 January, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Whispers at Moonrise by C.C. Hunter

Favorite Quote(s): “John rose to his feet and apologized to Holiday. Her mom seethed. Her dad tried to talk to her seething mom. Holiday tried to touch everyone. Burnett continued to glare green daggers at John, proving how hard it was for a vampire to accept an apology. Not that she blamed him. Kill him. Kill him. She cheered the vampire on. Lucas hadn’t stopped scowling at Derek and Derek hadn’t stopped ignoring Lucas.” Favorite Character: Kylie. She’s just a strong character. First Line: “Kylie Galen stood on the porch outside the Shadow Falls office, panic stabbing at her sanity.” My Musings: Whispers at Moonrise was another great installment in the Shadow Falls Series. In this novel, we follow Kylie in her search to find out what exactly she is, and what her father meant when he told her that she was a chameleon. Hunter’s writing in this novel was great, just as the previous books. Hunter’s writing was descriptive and personable, and it enabled the reader to relate directly with Kylie. I really enjoyed Kylie’s character. She’s strong willed and determined to find out what she is. She makes sacrifices for this information, and yet she plows on. She’s a headstrong and intelligent character, and the way she acts and matures over the novel is admirable. Another character that I like is Della. She’s protective and somewhat rude, but I […]


Review: Endlessly by Kiersten White

Posted 6 October, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Endlessly by Kiersten White

Favorite Quote(s): “‘I kind of wish they’d shut up,’ Jack said. ‘Dude, true dat,’ Lend answered. Jack nodded solemnly. ‘For serious.’” Favorite Character: Lend. I made a little acronym about him. See my musings for more details. First Line: “Here’s the thing about dragons: I know absolutely nothing whatsoever about them.” My Musings: What a great ending! I’m soooo disappointed that this story has come to a close. I personally loved everything about this series– the romance, the action, just everything! I actually cried when I finished; I was heartbroken that I don’t have anymore Evie and Lend to look forward to! Just like the rest of this series, the plot was in-captivating  White’s innovative idea on paranormals is what drew me in in the beginning, and boy did she ever live up to my expectations! There was literally never a dull moment, possibly in the entire trilogy! The writing its self was detailed and descriptive, and it made it easy for me to transport myself into Evie’s world (as well as Lend’s arms (;). The characters were amazing. Evie’s character develops very much over the course of this series, and it was fun seeing her grow more serious and open up to love. Her longing for being normal was amazing; she would have given everything up for it. Her and Lend have to be my favorite literary couple, because they compliment each other so […]


Review: Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer

Posted 1 September, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer

Check out my review of Nightshade (Nightshade #1) Check out my review of Wolfsbane (Nightshade #2) Favorite Quote(s): “‘Do you think being the Scion matters to me if I lose you? Because it doesn’t. None of this matters. You’re the reason I need to win this war. I’m fighting for you. Not for the Searchers. Not for anyone else. It’s all for you.’” Favorite Character: Ren. He really develops his character over the course of the book, and we finally get an inside look on his feelings for Calla. It just made me love him even more. First Line: “I could hear each heavy beat of my heart.” My Musings: What a thrilling conclusion to an astounding trilogy! It was just the ending that I needed. It was full of unsuspected plot twists and turns, and it was a very interesting ending! The novel was filled with sad events, as you would expect at war, but I was overall happy with the way that things turned out. This novel tied up all the lose ends present throughout the series. The characters reached their full development; and we especially get more insight on some supporting characters: Ren, Ansel, and Sabine. Not who you’d expect, right? I found it very interesting that Cremer elaborated on these specific characters, but it had an overall good effect, because you could look at situations from supporting character’s […]


Review: Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Posted 17 August, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Check out my review of Nightshade (Nightshade #1) Favorite Quote(s): “‘What are you even doing here?’ I barred my fangs at Silas. ‘Aren’t you just a paper pusher? ‘That’s my girl.’ Connor smiled.” “‘Yeah, she is great. I spent the whole week with her.’ ‘Doing what?’ I asked, catching a growl before it left my throat. ‘Aw, you’re cute when you’re jealous.’” Favorite Character: Calla. It’s interesting to see Calla’s changing personality, and I admire her strong will and leadership. First Line: “I couldn’t shut out the screams.” My Musings: I’m writing this review super duper fast because I can’t wait to start the next book! Cremer has once again created an in-captivating world. The writing was impeccable, as always, still able to transport you into Calla’s world. The plot kept me on my toes, we met some new characters, tough decisions were made, and unlikely alliances were formed. We’ll start with the plot. Oh. My. Freaking. Gosh. So many unforeseen events! It’s like, you’re positive that something is going to happen…then it doesn’t. There were a lot of looks of disbelief as I read this book. However, there, true to form, were no dull moments–only ones that kept me wanting more! Now the characters. We were introduced to a bunch of new characters. I’d have to say that my favorite newbie would be Connor. Who doesn’t love a sense of humor when you’re in a deathly situation? But […]