15 Dec 2015

Moonbreeze by Adrienne Woods

What is it about?

The life of a star-studded royal has not been kind to eighteen year-old Elena Watkins. With a Council breathing down her neck and a dragon that refuses to accept her as her rider, she must convince everyone that she is ready to rule Paegeia like her parents before her. But she has made a promise to her father King Albert, that she will not go looking for him and free the people of Etan. Elena has promised to never truly fulfil her destiny. 

However, situations out of her control will soon force her to confront herself and the evil that seeks to destroy her. Elena must look inside herself to discover if she can defeat the approaching darkness, be accepted by the people of Paegeia, bring her dragon back to light and fulfill the destiny written in their stars. 

What I thought?

What a read! At first I thought that all the details in the book was unnecessary, but as I delve deaper into the book, I could understand why the author chose this route! And I wouldn't have wanted any other way! I loved the parts written from Blake's point of view as you could finally see what the dent means to him and what Elena means to him. I also love the new and improved Blake!! What a dish! Makes me want a Rubicon too! This Blake reminds me of my own dent! I loved, loved, loved this book and am sad to have to wait so long for the next and final one!

Save my Soul by K.S. Haigwood

What is it about?

Kendra Larkin had everything going in the right direction. Her life was seemingly perfect, and she wouldn't have changed a thing about it. Unfortunately, the course of her life was about to be forever altered. A tragic rappelling accident lands her on Dr. Adam Chamberlain's operating table. 

She agrees to a deal proposed by a guardian angel to help save the soul of the man who is both her doctor and soulmate. If she is successful, she gets to keep her life. However, she later learns that it isn't just her life that's in jeopardy, but her soul as well. 

Even with the help of her handsome guardian angel, Rhyan, it seems there is no happy ending in sight. Torn between her newly discovered love of Rhyan, and the undeniable attraction she has for Adam, Kendra finds herself at a crossroad. With Adam's steadfast rejection of God, and his guardian demon conspiring against her, she fears her soul may already be lost. 

Will she find a way to overcome the evil her life is suddenly burdened with? Or will Adam's guardian demon win both their souls and make Kendra his own personal puppet in Hell?

What I thought about it?

At first i didn't know what to expect when I started reading SMS. But as I got into the story more I couldn't put it down!A few of the things I knew would happen, or more accurately had theories of what would happen. And I was happy when they came to pass in unexpected ways. It made for a great, un-put-down-able read!

Scarred by Joanne Macgregor

What is it about?

"Life leaves you scarred. Love can make you beautiful." 

Seventeen year-old Sloane Munster is trying to reboot her life after a serious car accident left her badly scarred and emotionally traumatized. 

Starting her senior year at a new school, she’s delighted to see Luke Naughton, a swimmer whom she once crushed on, in the class in front of her. But when he glares back at her with disgust and revulsion, she’s shocked and hurt, and assumes it’s because of her appearance. Despite misunderstandings, the chemistry between them sparks and love grows against a background of guilt, secrets, and mounting tensions at a school where bullying is rife and Sloane is not the most deeply scarred person. 

Sharp with bittersweet humor, Scarred is an intense, beautiful, compelling story of life, death and fighting for love against all the odds

What I thought of it?

As soon as I started reading this story, I found it different in the way a normal YA would be written. Present time brings about a new look into the genre and I have to say that it is refreshing.
I loved the mature perspective of the injured (physically, mentally and emotionally) Sloane, with her wild personality and odd behaviours. Reminds me of my younger self. The character of Luke is a real puzzle in the beginning and the small parts of his view shows a bit about his character but also remains mysterious.
Some things I found predictable but only a few paragraphs before it happens.
I also did not expect the end.
The author captured the teenage reality of school beautifully and I know that there are teenagers (and YA enthusiasts) that would relate to some if not most of the story


14 Dec 2015

Imperfect Love by Isabella White

What is it about?

At 24 years old, Holly Scallanger has the perfect life. Everything a girl could want; a beautiful man, a stunning home, as well as being in the midst of preparing for the wedding of her dreams. This all vanishes the night she catches her fiancĂ©, Brandon Morgan, in bed with her worst nightmare, Donna Sinclair, just a week before Holly is set to walk down the aisle. 

Attempting to recover from his betrayal, Holly swears off the affections of men in order to pick up the pieces of her crumbling life. Unfortunately, meeting Jake 'Hooligan' Peters is not part of her plan. The tall, dark-haired and handsome as hell med student, sweeps Holly away from the pain of her past and reveals to her the bright future that lays ahead. That is, until she falls pregnant just as Jake begins his internship at P&E; his family's hospital. 

Will this love at first sight lead her to the fairytale she has always craved? Or, will she fall victim to a betrayal of the heart yet again? 

What I thought of it?

Firstly... Why??? why did you have to do this to us? I have fallen and fallen hard for this story and these characters! It's beyond what I expected it to be. The romance reminded me of days way back when and it hit home most of the time.
Now I have to wait who knows how long for the next one and I don't know if my heart can bare it!
Well done I.W.


Dream Casters Review

  • Book Details:

  • File Size: 2356 KB
  • Print Length: 430 pages
  • Publisher: Fire Quill Publishers; First Edition edition (May 25, 2015)
  • Publication Date: May 25, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

  • What is it about?
Mr. Sandman, send me a dream, ta da da da…..Seventeen year old
Chastity Blake knows the Sandman is just a silly children’s story parents tell their children to get them to sleep. At least she thought it was, until the day a mysterious, light golden sand appeared in her hands during a high school prank that went horribly wrong. A sand that has the power to send anyone it touches into a deep, sound sleep.

Fearing she had lost her mind, Chastity soon discovers the shocking
truth of her heritage – she is a Dream Caster. Chastity was never supposed to be raised on the Domain, or what humans call Earth and she is forced to return to her true birth place, Revera – the world of Dreams.

However, in Revera there is no balance between good, the Light
Casters, and darkness, the Shadow Casters, and Chastity is caught square in the middle. She soon learns that there is no place for anyone containing both the light and the darkness within them, and the shocking truth that if anyone in Revera ever discovered her shadow self, Chastity would be thrown into the Oblivion – the world of Nightmares.

Dreams are always more than they seem, and this time Chastity is
going to discover just how different they can be.

I have to say, the idea of being able to wield golden sand in a way only the sandman can, brings bout a very interesting read. The main character of Chas is more my type of person, being light and dark and all round sarcastic good girl.
Even when the story at times seemed to be dragging, there was never a dull moment.
Can't wait to read nr 2 in the series. Well done Adrienne!