Publisher: Harlequin HQN

Average Rating: 4


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: French Kissed by Chanel Cleeton

Posted 1 December, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: French Kissed by Chanel Cleeton

Check out my review of I See London (International School #1) Check out my review of London Falling (International School #2) I had been wondering about our favorite French girl Fleur–and I was so excited when I heard that she would get a book and a story! Fleur hides behind a mask of indifference while in reality, she is struggling with a lot of things. When she is paired with her enemy since freshman year, Max, on a project in class, both of them are less than excited. Sure, they’ve been crushing on each other for a while…but they don’t get along and that is that. But as they start opening up to each other, the less they can resist the attraction pulling them together. I definitely liked French Kissed as much as Samir and Maggie’s story, probably because they were so different. The circumstances, the characters, everything. This novel was really hard for me to put down once I started it–and that didn’t bode well for all the homework I needed to get done! French Kissed was filled with romance, tension, and drama–just what I was hoping for. There was definitely more to Fleur than what meets the eye and I liked seeing the vulnerability of her character that we only glimpsed in Maggie and Samir’s books. Fleur was an intriguing character to read because everything about her was […]


Review: London Falling by Chanel Cleeton

Posted 8 July, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: London Falling by Chanel Cleeton

Check out my review of I See London (International School #1) London Falling picks up the fall after Maggie’s freshman year with Maggie anxiously awaiting Samir’s arrival after their intimate night the day before summer break. Maggie is shocked to hear that Samir hadn’t broken up with his girlfriend even after their night. But Samir’s family has expectations for him to follow and a path that he’s been set on his whole life—and that doesn’t include Maggie. They can’t deny their feelings for each other but they are worlds apart. I enjoyed London Falling more than I See London. I’m not exactly sure what it was about this novel but I felt like it had more drama which kept me more entertained. The struggle between Samir and Maggie definitely had more stake than it did in the previous novel because they finally acknowledged their feelings in this one. I was very invested in their story. “With each word that left my lips, I realized the truth of everything I said. My entire life I’d always been someone’s second choice. My mom hadn’t loved me enough to stay; my dad hadn’t loved me enough to come home. There was always something that mattered more than me, always something chosen over me. I wanted to be someone’s first choice. For once, I wanted to know what if felt like to have someone […]


Blog Tour: I See London by Chanel Cleeton

Posted 16 February, 2014 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 4 Comments
Blog Tour: I See London by Chanel Cleeton

“It scared me that it was always like this with him, always a spectacular loss of control. It scared me that he pushed me out of my comfort zone and made me crave more than I should.” It’s set in London with guys with accents… I See London was definitely a good novel. It followed the main character, Maggie, as she starts on a new journey at an international school in London after being rejected from her dream school. In this novel, Maggie finds herself and finds love, and finds out that maybe some of the best things in life aren’t planned. The beginning was a bit slow and hard to get into, but it got better. The beginning was more information dropping than anything, which probably could have been accomplished in another way, but it’s the author’s debut so I wasn’t expecting perfection. Once it did get rolling, though, it rolled. The majority of the novel was captivating and interesting, and kept my attention in the book. Maggie was the main character of the novel. The thing I loved about Maggie was that she was easy for me to personally relate to. She was a smart girl who loved books, and that created a sort of camaraderie between her and me. Although she was a bit iffy with the guys, she really found herself in this novel. At first […]