Prequel to new faerie series – The Prince, a Betrayal & a Kiss by Kristin D. Van Risseghem

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Author: Kristin D. Van Risseghem

ASIN: B016C1YBW8

Published:  November 2015

Description:

Like most Winter fairies, Finnegan is one of few words, but he fulfills his princely duties without too much protest. That is, until he meets Sidelle—a Summer fairy princess. For the unlikely pair, it seemed their meeting was destiny. But their forbidden bond is discovered and torn apart.

Now, Finnegan must escape his mother’s clutches to find his love and apologize, beg forgiveness, and show her the depth of his feelings. But instead of finding Sidelle, Finnegan befriends a dark stranger who leads him down a troubling path, tricking him into becoming someone he despises—exactly how a Winter fairy should behave—one who Sidelle may never trust.

Review:

This story is short and quick. It has to show world of the series.

We have faeries, angels and humans in this series. This book is about the first one, generally.

I like it as a pice of the world – i know something and then i want to know more and more 🙂 this book is like that.

Must read for faeries fan!

 

Soon more reviews!!

Really gifted bus driver – The Troubles Keeper by Susan May

 

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Author: Susan May

Publish:  October 2016

Description:

Bus driver Rory Fine has a gift. He can take troubles from others with merely a touch. On a rain-swept night, he asks his glum passengers to leave their worrisome emotions in his palm. But when he touches one person’s hand everything he knows about trouble keeping is shattered. Somebody aboard hides a deadly and dangerous secret.
What began simply, descends into a perilous battle with a menacing and evil dark thing. Rory now faces a terrible decision: should he reveal his secret gift to Mariana, the passenger he’s come to love but barely knows? The last time that happened, somebody died. But he must find a way because someone is stalking Mariana. Someone who kills in a macabre and sickening way. Someone with abilities more powerful than his own.
Should the killer’s plan succeed, it’s not just Mariana at risk, but the very fabric of the world. Rory will need to discover a strength he may not possess. Even then, that might not be enough. For when the Trepan Killer wants you, there’s nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.
Can Rory stop the Trepan Killer before he loses all? To do so, he must face more than the killer. He must face his own harrowing past …

Review:

This is my first book written by Susan and you know what: I really like it and i will have very high expectations when i begin her other book. This in an ARC provided in exchange for honest review 🙂
What do we need to make A good book:
interesting characters – they are for sure!
blooming relationship – yeah!
bad one behind the scene – present!
good plot – it’s brilliant!
Main character seems to be a normal guy, but that is not not true. He has A power (look at the title 🙂 ).
We see his struggles how to deal with his power, emotions and this bad one.
Fragments from past – i loved them!
Next in queue is: heroine, or rather just bus passenger for about half of the book. that was very unusual for my, because most authors rather put characters in front lina since the beginning.
The Trepan Killer, chapters from his perspective – short and so straight – it allowed me to see something in his mind 🙂
If there is an sequel i would love to read it!

Destroyed Bombay and blooming love – Taken by Laxmi Hariharan

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Author: Laxmi Hariharan

ASIN: B01LW5YWQF

Published:  September 2016

Description:

Aria West: If I get out of here alive, I am never to going to let myself feel so powerless ever again
Jai Iyeroy: Everything in my past has lead up to this moment, for I am sworn to protect this city.
Three years ago Jai allowed the only woman he loved to walk out of his life. But Aria’s back now. Except her life is in danger, and this time Jai will do anything, even break his vow to protect his city, to keep her safe.
Set in a near-future where successive economic downturns in the West have resulted in refugees seeking shelter in the East

 

Review:

Women that you love or a promise you have to your mother before her death? This is Jai’s question for well 80% of book.
We meet Jai as young boy, still not an adult, he tries to find his place in this dystopian and tough world, for Ruby’s son it won’t be that easy. After 3 ,years he is an adult who knows his place but still feel something to the girl he met 3 years ago.
Aria was created brilliantly. What she felt in good or bad moments was described that way i could imagine it sometimes as my emotions. The way she treat Jai after 3 years was do real not artificial like i read somewhere.
I was very sad for Maya she has chosen other path than i thought. There was also a game for being a Mayor of Bombay 🙂
I want to read more of your works Laxmi!!
In general: very good book to read
Recommendation: if you like romance; dystopian worlds, shifters (not as main characters) this is book for you 🙂
I was given arc in exchange for honest review 🙂

Next meeting in so-called-medieval time -From Now On by Susan A. Royal

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Author: Susan A. Royal

ASIN: B00KIA3UW2

Published: May 2014

Description:

Griffin has traveled across centuries to reunite with the woman he loves, but he and Erin may not get their ‘happy ever after’. Not if Lady Isobeil has anything to do with it. She forces Griffin to leave Erin behind and travel to eerie Manx Island. When he goes missing, Erin and his friends set out to find him. Followed by his strong-willed sister, Kateryn, they ride to Swansea and secure passage with the notorious Captain Akin.
Erin sees firsthand how the island earned its dark reputation when she battles freakish weather, encounters a race of little people known as “Prowlies”. She experiences ghosts of the long departed and discovers the “ley lines” crossing the island’s mountain peak that make time travel possible.
Yet these obstacles pale in comparison to the secrets Erin uncovers while determined to rescue the man she loves.

Review:

Sequel of the book “It’s about time” is on the sam level as book one! So you can see in star rating!!
We find here a women from 21th century who loved man from anther time, and this man is in love with her.
It’s a story about risking everything you know or have for the one you love. We find here something about Erin’s family (very surprising!).
This book has lots of detail from the medieval time.
And this ending made me almost fall from the chair – brilliant!
I recommend this book to medieval and romance lovers. With a bit of technology. 🙂
I loved this book. Good job of the author 🙂

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I can for sure tell that i can’t wait to read book 3 🙂

Susan’s site: WordPress

Young author in spy world – Teenage spy by Niala Tennyson

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Author: Naila Tennyson

IBSN: 9386073439

Published:  May 2016

Description:

Everybody loves to dream. They dream of becoming what they want. One such extraordinary dream was that of William Dunk. A teenager, living in North Bellwood, William Dunk aspires to become a spy.Growing up among spy novels and movies, he consequently loses his interest in his medical studies that his father Richard Dunk, a well known businessman, had pushed him to do. His obsession for becoming a spy results in his expulsion from high school. His father loses his calm and banishes him from his mansion. William moves to South Bellwood and finds a best friend in his neighbor. The two embark on a mission to fulfill William’s dream. But is it really easy to go through after what one wants they get? After all, Bigger the aims, bigger the risks!

Review:

I received this bok in exchange for honest review.
The story goes around young boy – William – who is crazy about being a spy. The story doesn’t have big twist, it goes smoothly. We see how William deal with his ‘normal’ life as an agent.
This book needs some editing, sometimes i found lack of it. Also I would appreciate more descriptions of places, emotions.
It’s a short story for one evening 🙂
After reading it, I can see that Naila has potential, but she needs to work on it 🙂

Awesome beginning of the series – Awakened by Laxmi Hariharan

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Author: Laxmi Hariharan

Published: July 2016

 

Description:

**Formerly called The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer.

When her best friend is kidnapped, Ruby will stop at nothing to rescue him. Criminals run the streets of Bombay. Jam-packed with the worst degenerates. The city is a shell of the pride and joy it used to be. Ruby knows something must be done, but it isn’t until her best friend is kidnapped by the despotic Dr Braganza that she knows that she and she alone must save city, save her best friend, save the world from total destruction. Armed only with Vikram, a cop-turned-rogue they are about to embark on a road they may never return from.

 

Review:

The place (BOMBAY) is so unusual for action in the books, that makes this place, well for me like from a dream.

From chapter 1, we are thrown inside middle of the action, you have to stay focus all the time or you will have to read previous page again 😉
Ruby is a normal (rather) girl, is involved in something much bigger than she thought at first. Then she have to deal with kidnapping, guns, knowledge of her origins and the most important emotions, especially love
Characters have very different personalities, different way of dealing with life 🙂

Generally, book has smooth action, lots of twists.

Very good pice of work, my 3rd book of Laxmi ❤

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Brilliant book – third from Laxmi – and I still loved it!!

Laxmi’s sites: Twitter and Facebook.

 

Hope you will like it!

 

Super written post-apocalyptic world – Strain of resistance by Michelle Bryan

 

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ASIN: B01CF981FE

Published:  February 2016

Description:

My name is Bixby. I was 12 years old when the world ended. A mysterious mist had blanketed our world, turning most of the population into blood-sucking predators. The few of us left uninfected…well, we were the prey. Vanquished to the bottom of the food chain.
For eight years we’ve fought this alien war. Barely surviving. Not knowing which day would be our last. But now we face a new threat. The parasite that took us down is evolving. Becoming smarter. Stronger. Deadlier.
The infected took everything from me. My home. My family. The man that I loved. No more.
This is the story of our resistance.
Mature themes. 17+ Rating

Review:

Topic and idea for world:
Apocalyptic/ Post-apocalyptic world is something that we know for sure, but here it seemed for me different, especially the bad ones (how the world ended in some way) – I loved the way it was written!!

Emma Bixby:
Our main character, I understand why she became like that. Her relations are very strict and well she doesn’t have many friends. Her relation with Luke, how it changed during book, I was jumping with it like YAY! in my head 🙂 And here it comes why i would cut this 0.5 star, sometimes she made me furious for her stubbornness or else, being angry for others feelings.

Plot:
We begin when main character is 12 years old. We see what kind of family she lives in (not good one), her relations with parents, and what’s the most important, how this apocalypse began.

After it we jump 8 years later, world changed a lot, everything is different, but humans survived, and we can read how they deal with problems, their relationships, how they created some kind of country and a little bit its structure.

Language:
It contains strong language, so for sure it’s not for children and teenagers. Of course not everyone like that kind of language so keep that in mind.

Recommendation:
I recommend it to people who like post-apocalyptic worlds, read in first person, see how person change in that conditions (growing up), and of course how people adapted to this entire strange world.

And one more – I liked Luke very much, his way of behaving 🙂 (but I won’t tell anything more, you have to read)

End of book put a chill down my spine!!

 

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This author know how to write post-apocalyptic stories!