Review: The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

Right, so I hated ‘The Infernal Devices’ series by Cassandra Clare, but I do tend to enjoy YA historical fiction, so I was torn between ‘eww not demons again’ and ‘yes please this sounds like 100% my thing.’ I found after reading, that I would recommend, nay, highly recommend, ‘The Dark Days Club’ both to those that hated TID and those who loved it. If you loved TID then you will fall in love with the characters exactly as you did in Clare’s work, and if you ate it, then you can better appreciate the historical accuracy and tone.

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Review:The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

31170713The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
Genre: Supernatural, Contemporary, Romance
Published by: Bloomsbury Children’s
Pages: 400
Format: ARC e-book
Rating: ★★★
Note: I received a copy of this book from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. 

Okay, so this book has a lot of hype. And by a lot, I mean A LOT. Seriously, scroll down the Goodreads page and all you’ll see is five star reviews! People are getting excited about this, so why didn’t I feel the magic? Maybe partly because I was switching from reading an e-book copy and listening to it on the text-to-speech function, but that doesn’t sound quite right. The Edge of Everything covers a great deal of things. If you didn’t think that a supernatural boyfriend was enough, then you have a girl’s quest to recover her father’s body, a boy’s struggle to get out of a binding service, and a family dealing with a shady past. And the best bit is they all link together!

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Review: Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

13148139Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Genre: 
Paranormal
Published by: Quercus
Pages: 329
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★★★

I was really excited to find another book by Jennifer Lynn Barnes after reading and loving both books in her The Naturals series. Although the cover is kind of horrific, I didn’t let that deter me from exploring more books by this author, and although I didn’t love it as much as FBI teen agents, it was still an exciting read with a really unique plot! Continue reading “Review: Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes”

(Spoiler) Review: Lady Renegades by Rachel Hawkins

25518205Lady Renegades by Rachel Hawkins
Genre: 
Paranormal
Published by: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 264
Format: e-book
Rating: ★★★

And so, we’ve reached the end of the line with Harper, the epitome of silk hiding steel. How did the conclusion to the series measure up to the rest? Let’s see…

As the title of this review suggests, there will be spoilers. If you have not read Rebel Belle, or Miss Mayhem then this review will spoil some of the content of those books.  Continue reading “(Spoiler) Review: Lady Renegades by Rachel Hawkins”

Review: Book Of Lies by Teri Terry

25370363Book Of Lies by Teri Terry
Genre:
Paranormal
Published by: Orchard Books
Pages: 352
Format: ARC e-book
Rating: ★★★.5
Note: We received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I really love Teri Terry’s writing. The Slated Trilogy was such a standout read for me in 2013, and the whole series brings a new voice to the dystopian genre. Then, last year, I read Mind Gameswhich had the same techno-fantasy vibe as my favourite book of all time, Fearsome Dreamer.  So, I had expectations when it came to Book Of Lies and they were definitely met! It was a great reading experience, and really made me appreciate the previous books of Terry’s I’ve read.  Continue reading “Review: Book Of Lies by Teri Terry”

Review: The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden

25917801The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden
Genre: Supernatural, Romance
Published by: Skyscape
Pages: 565
Format: e-book
Rating: ★★.5

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

I requested The Casquette Girls because of the New Orleans setting which seemed pretty perfect for a witchy story. I did not know however, that I was signing up for a vampire book as well. If vampires and witches are alive in this universe does that mean other supernatural creatures will be added as the series continues? I’m not sure if I’m willing to stick around long enough to find out.

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Review: Unmarked by Kami Garcia

12371865Unmarked by Kami Garcia
Genre: Paranormal
Published by: Little, Brown
Pages: 384
Format: Library Book
Rating: ★★

The title pretty much gives away the plot twist if you’ve read the first book, Unbreakable, and are aware what needs to happen for you to become part of the Legion. BUT, aside from that, this book was…well, maybe I should have just re-read The Mortal Instruments? Continue reading “Review: Unmarked by Kami Garcia”

Review: Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

Kami Garcia/Unbreakable

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia
Genre: Paranormal
Published by: Little, Brown
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★★.5

After reading the sequel, Unmarked, I realised I hadn’t written a review for Unbreakable, the first in The Legion trilogy. Unmarked brought the plot flooding back, which I think is a really successful element of a second book, but bare with me if this review is a little sparse…it has been over a year since I read this! Still, it’s worth mentioning what a fun and fast paced beginning of a series it was, and it deserves credit that Unmarked doesn’t match.

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(Spoiler) Review: Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

20743262Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 368
Format: e-book
Rating: ★★
Series: Burn For Burn (#1) | Fire With Fire (#2)
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

I was so unbelievably excited to read this book. Fire With Fire was one of my favourite books of the year and I needed to know what happened next. I’d seen a couple of reviews floating around Goodreads about how rushed the ending was and how it wasn’t as great as the other book in the series, but I refused to believe this would be the case. How could it be when Fire With Fire had been SO GOOD? But boy oh boy was I proven wrong. Ashes to Ashes was rushed and the ending was straight up ridiculous. What we have here, ladies and gentleman, is a perfect example of wasted potential.

(Disclaimer: you should still read this series if you haven’t because the first two books are 5 star reads and totally worth it, but just prepare yourself for a disappointing ending.)

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Review: Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout

13644055Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: 
Paranormal, Romance
Published by: Entangled Teen
Pages: 352
Format: E-Book
Series: Obsidian (Lux #1), Onyx (#2), Opal (#3), Origin (#4)
Rating: ★★
Where to Find: Goodreads Author | Amazon

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Daemon and Katy have reached the end of their journey: an alien apocalypse. Will they be able to put aside their lust for each other long enough to fight the battle? ….eh, no.  Continue reading “Review: Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout”