Genre: Witches

Average Rating: 4


Review: Salt by Danielle Ellison

Posted 24 June, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Salt by Danielle Ellison

“He pulls out the chair next to mine, and it scratches across the floor. I glare at him. I hate when people encroach on my space. ‘Plus, were else can I be in the presence of such an incredible amount of snark?’” “‘My name is Carter and you are Pen—’ ‘I’m not Pen—’ I say over him. ‘—and we are meant to be together.’” I don’t often get to read novels about witches and such, so when I saw this synopsis I got very excited about all the possibilities! “‘See you around.’ ‘See me tomorrow,’ he says. I stop walking. ‘What?’ He moves to fill some of the space between us. Not too close, but close enough that it makes me want to run in the other direction. ‘I keep seeing you, and I don’t think coincidences are real.’” Salt follows Penelope, a member of a witch coven. But Penelope has a secret—years ago, a demon stole her magic so she’s been borrowing magic from her family. If anyone outside of their family knew she would basically be exiled. So it was a secret that she had to keep—especially if she was going to find a way to trap the demon and get her magic back. Then Penelope meets Carter and she finds that she can borrow his magic too. So she basically enlists him on her quest but the […]


Blog Tour: Anomaly by K.A. Tucker

Posted 6 March, 2014 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 3 Comments
Blog Tour: Anomaly by K.A. Tucker

Check out my review of Anathema (Casual Enchantment #1) Check out my review of Asylum (Casual Enchantment #2) Check out my review of Allegiance (Casual Enchantment #3) I have read and adored the previous novels in this series and I couldn’t wait to see how K.A. Tucker finished off the series. I’ve been waiting for this book for a while! This novel was definitely the most eventful and thrilling of the series. Everything in this novel comes down to a boil–the fight with the Fates, the fight with Viggo, and the fight against the sorceresses. There’s destruction, hard decisions, betrayals, lies, deceit, kidnapping–basically everything under the sun. But oddly, it wasn’t overwhelming. Usually, when an author smushes this much action into a single novel, it seems rushed and confusing–not such the case with this novel. Everything flowed, and for the most part, everything that happened was understandable. The only part that I wished I would have known more about was the part with the Fates. That, I’ll have to admit, could have been expanded on a bit more. Evangeline finally matures in this novel. Not that she was immature, it’s just that she grows out of her naive mindset. She finds out that not everyone is to be trusted, and that you can only depend on certain people to do you right. She also spends this novel adjusting to her […]


Review: Conjure by Jennifer Snyder

Posted 2 July, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Conjure by Jennifer Snyder

Check out my thoughts on Catalyst (A Tethered Novel #1) Favorite Quote(s): “I enjoyed the feel of Kace, the way he seemed to awaken my magick, sparking it to life so it could course through me freely.” Favorite Character: Callie. She’s so sweet. First Line: “A cool breeze whipped at my exposed skin as I stood at the edge of the cliff, staring after Theo’s retreating form.” My Musings: I absolutely adored the first Tethered novel, Catalyst. So when Jennifer Snyder accepted my review request for Conjure, I was beyond excited. I couldn’t wait to see what would happen with this mysterious bond, and was hoping to find out who has been trying to get Addison to leave Soul Harbor. This novel picks up right where Catalyst left off. Addison still must decide if she wants to initiate, and if she wants to be stuck in Soul Harbor for the rest of her life. And this whole tether business is making things that much harder. Oh, and the person who is hiring the Hoodoo Conjurers is still trying to get Addison to leave town. Addison was much the same as in the last novel. She’s still trying to figure out all of the magic stuff. She’s under pressure on whether she should initiate and tie herself to Soul Harbor for who knows how long. She was still a good female character. She’s […]


Review: Catalyst by Jennifer Snyder

Posted 18 June, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Catalyst by Jennifer Snyder

Favorite Quote(s): “Kace gave me a mischievous look that was wickedly sexy on his handsome face, and I felt my bones begin to melt. He knew what he was doing to me. What the hell had I wanted to talk to him about? I couldn’t remember. This guy was like an all-consuming drug. He clouded my mind and forced away all reality.” Favorite Character: Kace. First Line: “Angela Avery snuggled the soft, warm body that was wrapped tightly inside a pink fleece blanket close to her chest.” My Musings: So I was surfing Facebook and I came across Jennifer Snyder’s status that said she was sending five copies of Catalyst to reviewers before the cover reveal for the second novel. I had been eyeing this novel from a few weeks prior, so I just had to request it because my review schedule had finally cleared up. And so I did. She sent it to me, and now I’m writing this the same day. This novel was fantastic—it kept me locked in for hours, and I’m proud to say that I read it in one sitting! This novel follows Addison Avery as she and her best friend venture to the house she inherited from her biological mother (she was adopted) in a small town in Georgia. But when she meets Kace, things get weird. Suddenly, she’s thrust into a world of magick that she couldn’t have even imagined. And of course, […]


Review: School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins

Posted 25 April, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments
Review: School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins

Favorite Quote(s)*: “‘You are my new hero. Seriously, I might actually be in love with you now. Would it be awkward if we made out?’” Favorite Character: Dex. He was funny and unique and definitely not your typical boy—it made me love him all the more! First Line*: “Killing a vampire is actually a lot easier than you’d think.” My Musings: Rachel Hawkins became a favorite author of mine after I had the pleasure of reading the Hex Hall series. And just as I fell in love with that series’ characters and plot, the same has happened with her new novel. School Spirits was an intriguing mix of hilarity and action, with your needed dosage of romance. I can honestly say that it is everything that I was expecting—and more. I really enjoyed the story line of this novel. It was interesting to see the life of the Brannicks, especially after we were exposed to who they were in the Hex Hall series. I loved seeing the other side of the Prodiguim world that Rachel Hawkins has created. The plot of this novel was interesting and captivating. Set mostly in a high school setting, it was fun to watch Izzy adapt to regular life. And the tie in of a ghost haunting the high school? Genius. It gave just the right balance of normal and paranormal. There was never a […]


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: Asylum by K.A. Tucker

Posted 17 January, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Asylum by K.A. Tucker

Check out my review of Anathema (Casual Enchantment #1) Favorite Quote(s): “Our eyes locked. I saw Caden’s eyes. The stunning green eyes I remembered, the eyes I thought I had lost forever. In that one look, eyery ounce of doubt, every moment of fear, every horrific memory washed away.” Favorite Character: Caden again! First Line: “‘Forgive me,’ I whispered, knowing my words would never reach her ears.” My Musings: Asylum was a great new installment in the Casual Enchantment series. In this novel, we learn more about the vampires, the curse, and the fate of the Earth. This novel, like the previous one, was a great and easy read. The writing itself was descriptive and enabled me to live the story through the eyes of Evangeline. The plot never failed to be entertaining, and there were twists and turns that I was not personally expecting! In this novel, we’re introduced to some new characters, including Julian, and we learn more about characters that were not as prevelant in the previous novel. I enjoyed learning more background information to the whole ordeal, and it enabled me to more fully understand what was going on plot wise. In this novel, the plot continues to tangle and thicken, and it was enjoyable through and through. Something I enjoyed a lot within this novel was the continuation of world building. We learned more and more […]


Review: Anathema by K.A. Tucker

Posted 10 January, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 3 Comments
Review: Anathema by K.A. Tucker

Favorite Quote(s): “Caden, kneeling beside me, gripped my face and gave me a peck on the lips. ‘I love you,’ he whispered.” Favorite Character: I really liked Caden. He seems super sweet! First Line: “‘Trust me,’ Sophie whispered. her delicate hands sliding up Nathan’s chest to slip behind his neck.” My Musings: Anathema was not what I was expecting. I am usually weary in trying out self published novels. However, this one was one of the best that I’ve read! The cover of the novel is interesting, and that is what drew me to the novel in the first place. Although I’m still somewhat confused as to the flower that the girl is in on the cover, it did not matter much to me. Anathema had an interesting plot line. Today, there isn’t much variation in writing in regard to vampires. However, Tucker managed to create a world where vampires are cursed, and earth is..special. I won’t say more, because I don’t want to spoil anything! However, the novel’s plot was great. It was full of adventure as we followed Evangeline on her trek through worlds. Evangeline was a cool character. She wasn’t remarkable, but she wasn’t horrible. She’s trying to do what’s best for everyone. Sophie was sweet. I think she’s misunderstood; she is lonely and she really has a maternal feeling for Evangeline. Caden was a great male […]


Review: Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

Posted 15 July, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

Favorite Quote(s):  “‘Um…Mercer? Haven’t seen you in nearly a month. I was expecting something like, ‘Oh Cross, love of my heart, fire of my loins, how I’ve longed–”” “Archer shrugged. ‘We’ve tried to kill each other, fought ghouls, and kissed a lot. I’m pretty sure we’re married in some cultures.’” Favorite Character: Archer. His sarcasm and wit kept me laughing throughout the entire book. First Line:  “There are times when magic really sucks.” My musings: Wow! Where to start? It took me about 5 hours to read this book—it was impossible to put down! It starts off with Sophie coming to in the middle of the forest. After a confrontation with a were and getting beat to the ground by a 12 (excuse me, 14) year old, Sophie finds herself at the Brannicks compound. From then on, it’s an action packed course as Sophie tries to save the world from Lara and her demon army. I have been anticipating reading this book ever since I finished the first novel, Hex Hall. Hawkins’ writing is captivating and variegated—there is almost never a dull moment! The characters were well rounded, and you were able to see the transitions in personality and leadership in not only Sophie, but Archer, cal, and Jenna as well. I absolutely loved Sophie and Jenna’s relationship. I adored their constant banter and teasing, as well as them being there for each other […]