SERIES REVIEW — Too Far by Abbi Glines

SERIES REVIEW — Too Far by Abbi Glines

Since I read this series back to back it is only far that I review them as a series. The series are to be read in reading order – see below – and if you don’t want any spoilers only … Continue reading

The King by J.R. Ward

The King by J.R. Ward

5 Long live the King stars! Reading order and blurbs This review contains spoilers if you haven’t read the rest of the books. The Black Dagger Brotherhood series is all over my blog and my obsession with it is no secret, so … Continue reading

Five Miles by Lili St. Germain

Five Miles by Lili St. Germain

An ARC was provided to be by the author for an honest review. Book 1: Seven Sons Book 2: Six Brothers 5 revengeful stars! AMAZING! If I could describe it with only one word, that would be it. This book series … Continue reading

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

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5 wrong-but-oh-so-right stars!

I’ve wanted to write a proper review for Forbidden for a long time and still I won’t be able to do the book justice. When I read it I was an emotional wreck.

This book is unbelievable.

It’s one of those kind of books. I was afraid to read it because I knew it would be a tearjerker.

Lochan and Maya’s story is buried deep in my mind and two months after I read it I still think about this story and how heartbreaking yet magical it is!

FORBIDDEN

Lochan and Maya and brother and sister. But their story is so much more than that.

They grew up in a broken home. The two of them, their siblings and what I can only describe as a poor excuse of a mother.

I have never hated a fictional character more than I hate her. NEVER!

With an absent father and that poor excuse of a mother – or a human being even – they manage to actually raise one another. The things they have to do to stay out of the Social Service’s radar and keep their family together was out of this world.

Lochan and Maya throughout the entire book are trying to keep the family together and raise their siblings all the while their mother is being… well, not a mother.

Naturally, a strange bond forms between the two.

But like the book cover says, reading it, it feels right. I almost completely forgot that they were siblings – well not really since they kind kept mentioning it – but almost.

Forbidden

Yes, there were parts that made me cringe because my mind was screaming wrong and yet at the same time it felt almost natural even though from the beginning I never saw them as siblings rather than two teens that were forced to play real-life house. But they made sure to remind of their status quite a bit so that was my only objection and the only thing that kind of put the incest theme back in line since there were times were I honestly considered they would reveal that they were not actually related. But anyway, like I said, this book is so much more than that.

Just read this. Read this book and cry your heart out. It is worth it. It took me a while to finish it, probably because of the writing – I LOVED THE WRITING SO MUCH – I actually read some sentences twice because they were just so beautiful and poetic!

And that ending, I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING!

A must read!

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Kei

Gabriel’s Redemption by Sylvain Reynard

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4 poetic stars! What an amazing ending to a great love story. I don’t have much to say about this book except that it was a perfect conclusion for these two. Gabriel and Julia’s story was amazing to read and … Continue reading

The Golden Dynasty by Kristen Ashley

The Golden Dynasty by Kristen Ashley

5 golden stars!

I’ve been trying to write a proper review for this book since I could form a proper sentence after I finished it. And yet no matter what I say I don’t think it will do the book justice.

First things first.

I’m not a Kristen Ashley fan. In fact, I find her books to be very bad and borderline unbearable. No matter how many times I’ve started one of her books, I couldn’t bring myself to finish it.

That being said. This book. I LOVED IT. I simply loved it, I love every word and every sentence. I love it.

Her Fantasyland series may be the one think I’ll ever be able to read from her, but OMG I love it.

The first book was amazing, and even though I did not have any expectations at all (I’m really not a fan) it was amazing!

But this one. ADORED IT.

Maybe KA is a really big fan of Game of Throes( I won’t blame her for that, I’ll hug her for it) but reading The Golden Dynasty I couldn’t help but picture these two lovely characters. The descriptions were painting them in my mind and even though the similarities might have been over the top, I loved it for it.

Circe

You fit the description of the Golden Goddess exactly. Golden hair, golden eyes and now, with your time in the sun, golden skin.

Dax Lahn

Standing at one side and up toward the edge of the dais looking down was a giant of a man. A beast of a man. Taller than any of the extremely tall warriors on the sides of the parade, broader, more muscled, more savage. He was looking down the dais not at the parade but at a man in robes who was gesturing up to him.

Circe Quinn goes to sleep at home in Seattle and wakes up in Suh Tunak, The Horde of the nation of Korwahk. A parallel universe and a wholly different world from hers. She couldn’t have picked a worse time since she happen to wake up as The Wife Hunt in the parallel universe started.

The Wife Hunt was a ritual practices by the Korwahk people in order for their warriors to find wives.  The Wife Hunt is just as horrifying as it sounds. Woman, gathered from all around their world are forced to run for their freedom as the Korwahk warriors chase them through the forest, even killing fellow warriors if they claim their preferred choice before them.

See, totally horrifying and pretty amazing.

Dax Lahn is the King of Suh Tunak and Circe’s new mate.

He is a savage, he is brutal and at times his behavior might seem extreme but he is after all from a parallel universe that not only condones this kind of behavior but looks up to it as well. King, remember?

Circe and Lahn have very little in common. In fact they don’t even speak the same language as she needs a translator almost half way through the story to communicate with her new husband.

The brilliance of this book is in the details.

KA has done a remarkable job when it comes to shaping a total new world for her characters. She even has made-up new words and sentences  - and that, is brilliant!

The story sucks you in and it transports you to this new and magical place.

Circe is a girl that is thrown into the unknown and makes the best of it.

I gave up a world for you.

And Lahn is a savage, he is trying to balance his rough side as the warrior king and his sweet side as Circe’s husband. His love for her is fierce and possessive and beyond words.

I could not dream a better you. A better wife, a better queen. Not even in a dream could I create better than you.

Absolutely loved it, my newest desert island keeper!

Kei

Transcendence by Shay Savage

Transcendence by Shay Savage

5 luffed-luffed-luffed it stars!

The term “caveman” has been used a lot when it comes to male book characters and their caveman behavior towards their love interests/main female character.

And yet, Shay Savage did the one and only thing that no one has ever even thought of doing.

She created an actual caveman. Yes, an actual lives-in-a-cave-wears-animal-skin-caveman.

Ehd.

It’s said that women and men are from two different planets when it comes to communication, but how can they overcome the obstacles of prehistoric times when one of them simply doesn’t have the ability to comprehend language?

Ehd is a caveman living on his own in the wilderness. When he finds Beh – Elisabeth but I don’t think he’ll ever be able to say her full name – he is happy, for he has finally found a mate and he will no longer be alone.

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His mate is in distress. She makes weird sounds. She wears weird clothes that really won’t help her carry weapons and food and she doesn’t like him very much.

She may be strange; she may not know how to make baskets, and she may be very noisy, but she is my mate, and I’m thrilled she is here.

But she is his mate. He has to provide for her and protect her. It’s what mates do.

Beh & Ehd

Ehd is adorable and funny to be in his head. The book itself has the least amount of dialogue I’ve ever read in a book and yet it doesn’t feel long and boring. On the contrary, it makes it easy to read and funny and it comes alive with the detailed descriptions about their daily life.

My life with Beh was beautiful, transcending everything that set us apart from each other…

If you want something different and new to read, then this book is it.

Kei

The Swan & the Jackal by J. A. Redmerski

The Swan and the Jackal by J. A. Redmerski

5 mind-blowing stars!

I’ll be honest, at first this book seemed kind of not what I thought it would be. Fredrik’s story was supposed to be to sadistic and dark and bloody. Like the awesome cover, by the way, loo at that!

But it wasn’t.

For some reason – that I didn’t find out till the very end – Fredrik was more lenient than usual and more of a softie than normal. I can’t properly review it without giving away a huge spoiler.

This book definitely lived up to my expectations and more! Like the previous two books In The Company of Killers series, J. A. Redmerski outdid herself and I fell in love with the series ever more.

This was my reaction at the end.

Fredrik and Seraphina’s story is just like I imagined it would be. Well, actually I could never imagine this level of twisted and dark relationship. And then there is Cassia.

She is mine and she’ll be mine until the day she dies.

The innocent woman that Fredrik is trying to protect from Seraphina and at the same use her to find his ex-wife.

As dark and sadistic as Seraphina is, all that innocent and scarred Cassia is.

Fredrik’s love for Seraphina is out of this world. Their love is flawed and bruised and sadistic but they own it. They never once try to make it into something glorious and beautiful. They know it, and they own it.

 “Seraphina is the epitome of darkness. And I need her back. She and I have unfinished business.”

Seraphina was just like I had imagined her. Sadistic, cold hearted, not the one to hesitate when it comes to killing innocents.

And yet, this story managed to surprise me more than I thought possible in so many different ways.

Cassia on the other hand remained a mystery. She is imprisoned in Fredrik’s basement for the past year, trying to remember details of her life and hopefully help Fredrik find his ex-wife.

Seraphina hurt her the most, and she is still scared for her life and the mysterious woman that is trying to kill her.

And Fredrik, even though at first it seemed odd and out of character for him, loves her.

The pain of being near her and knowing that I can’t give in to my feelings for her, is the worst kind of pain

I’ve ever felt.

Just when the story comes to an end and you think that you have figured it out and the only thing missing is Seraphina’s fall, the author twists the story around and you’re left wondering, did I really just read that? OMG!

I know I did.

Hands down a must read if you loved the first two books.

Kei

Cover Reveal: Rogue by Katy Evans

Cover Reveal: Rogue by Katy Evans

Title: Rogue Author: Katy Evans  Genres: New Adult, Romance Publication Date: July 29th, 2014 Greyson King… My boyfriend. My friend. My protector. He’s the reason I wake up every morning with a smile on my face, and the reason I fall asleep … Continue reading

Hope Restrained by M. S. Willis

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Book 0.5: Joseph Fallen Book 1: Madeleine Abducted 3 stars! The Estate is back with another book this time, Xander’s story. The premise of the story was pretty much the same, The Estate is ruthless and sadistic and bloody. But … Continue reading