Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Book Review: Ironbound Kisses by Jessica Walsh

I received this free book in exchange for an honest review

Goodreads Summary: Don’t talk to him. For all intents and purposes, he doesn’t exist.

Thomas knows the rules when he takes a job with the circus, but he can’t stop thinking about the strange young man hidden away in the manager’s trailer. After a chance meeting with Isle, Thomas is even more intrigued, despite Isle’s warnings. As his obsession with Isle grows, Thomas vows to solve the mystery surrounding him and rescue him from his prison. But nothing is what it seems—especially not Isle—and Thomas is left unable to trust his own mind. Amidst the sparkles and illusions of the big top, Thomas can’t tell whether the spell he’s falling under is love… or something very different. He just knows he has to have Isle, and he’ll do things he never imagined himself capable of to get him.

Reading this story did not disappoint at all. I really enjoyed reading this book and it is the first book that I have read by this author. The first line in the synopsis itself had me wanting to read this and I knew that it was going to be good. 
We have Thomas who is  a hard worker and has divulged himself in all different types of odd jobs.  He comes employed at a Circus and while working there he sees this man that he sees around the circus camp.  Once he sees him its like something draws him to the mystery man. 

The romance was quick but to me it wasn't the insta hype. In one word it was determination. It had fantasy and paranormal mixed into and it flowed really nice. It was fun and it had magic. I look forward to reading more from this author.

This story got right to the point without jumping right into your face. I love the pace that the author took while writing. The writing style was good and I was really impressed with the story line. I felt for the characters and the way the characters were writing it seemed so real. Good job.  I look forward to reading more from this author. 

Rating 4stars
Recommend? Yes

Book Review: Enchanted Revenge by Theresa M. Jones

I received this free book by the author in exchange for an honest review. 

Goodreads Summary: When seventeen year old Lily finds her parents brutally murdered, leaving her broken and alone, she is determined to bring justice to the fairies responsible. 
Her quest leads her to infiltrate The Empyrean, the land of the Fae where terrifying creatures lurk in every shadow. But with a political rebellion mounting, bloody battles and foreign enemies stand in her way. Alec, a mysterious fairy keeping his own secrets, gradually becomes her guide and dear friend in the unfamiliar world, and restores her faith in love.
Disturbing secrets about her parent’s true identity are revealed, causing her to be more involved with the devastating fairy war than she can afford. Her vengeful mission becomes compromised and her growing romance with Alec wavers. 
She must conquer her fear of the unknown, ignore her grief, and overcome her growing list of enemies if she is to succeed in avenging her parents’ death. Or ever make it out alive. 
Enchanted Revenge appeals to fans of Julie Kagawa and Jennifer L. Armentrout.

This is a full length novel, and is the first in the four-book Empyrean Chronicles. It is a YOUNG ADULT urban fantasy, and has some mild sensuality and language.

When I was contacted to read and review Enchanted Revenge I knew by the synopsis that I was going to enjoy reading it. The story starts off with Lilly coming home and finds that her parents are murdered. She is a mess because of the how they were killed but even more confused as to why would someone want to kill her parents. In comes Alec who is a fairy and takes Lilly under his wings (lol pun intended) to go on this adventure to see just what Lilly is and see what is really happening.

I loved the relationship between Lilly and Alec. I like that they both have a past that they wished never happen and it affects them hard but it makes them closer. The way the pair gets along is funny and adorable. It was not an insta love but it build and I love the author for doing that. I'm not a big fan of the "insta love phase".  I like the world that the author created and the description of the places were beautiful. I don't know why but while reading it I thought of the hobbit. Please don't judge me. The journey for them was also incredible. 

Honestly I have never divulged myself in this genre of books but I have to say that maybe I need to change my mind about it because I did like reading this story. The only thing that I have to say was that for me there were some parts that were dragged out a little bit but other than that it was great. This is the first book in 

Empyrean Chronicles series. Just the name itself makes you want to read the book. 

Rating 4 Stars
Recommend? Yes

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Book Spotlight: Light The Way (bk2 Union Trilogy) in the by Joe Kipling

 Light The Way Book Spotlight!
I literally have a love/hate relationship with blogger at the moment. Because of pre-scheduling technical difficulties I had manually post and publish. 

Make sure you grab a copy of Light the Way. I know that you guys will love it. :)

Having escaped the
boundary and the tyranny of the Neighbourhood and now under the protection of
the Union, MaryAnn Hunter is slowly re-building her life as a fugitive on the
When a friend asks for
help MaryAnn finds herself on a dangerous rescue mission that takes her on a
terrifying journey and back into the desperate clutches of the Director and the
MaryAnn faces a fight for
survival against insurmountable odds - but is it a fight she is willing to win
at any cost?
Light the Way is the second
book in The Union Trilogy

With a surname like Kipling, Joes' future as a writer might have been predetermined
at birth.. . . . well at least it assured her a good place on the bookshelves.
An avid traveller she spent many years backpacking around the world and has by
pure luck managed to avoid catastrophe, although she has been known to miss a
flight or two.

She now lives in West Yorkshire and if she's not at home
writing she’ll be found hiking in the hills around her house with her dog Rosie.
Joes debut novel Blinded by the Light was published by
Cillian Press in 2013. Light the Way is her follow up novel and the 2nd
book in the UnionTrilogy.

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into the stone above the building entrance were the words, ‘With humility and respect. Let us Light the way’. A chill ran
through me. We’d arrived at the LightHouse. It was a name that struck terror
into the hearts of all Echo children. It was the monster that hid under our
beds and tormented our dreams.