Monday, March 27, 2017

Obsidian Review

Written By: Kimberly Loth
Published: February 17, 2017
Series: The Dragon Kings #1 

Goodreads synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Aspen is a skydiving, rock climbing, adrenaline junky. All her life, she’s been fascinated by the dragons who roam near her home in Yellowstone Park. Yes, Dragons. Though no human has ever gotten close enough to touch one. Except Aspen. While most people avoid the national parks because of the resident dragons, Aspen spends most of her free time in search of the feared and misunderstood creatures. For her, studying the dragons is a way to escape a painful past and avoid getting too close to anyone. She’d rather track dragons in the wild and through the lens of her camera than talk to real people. But then Aspen meets a hot new guy at school, Sid King. He’s the one person she’s ever met who shares her obsession with all things dragon. But even as she feels strangely drawn to the mysterious boy, she senses he’s hiding his own set of dark and powerful secrets. When hikers start turning up dead in the park, everyone suspects the formidable predators. Unless Aspen can prove their innocence, every one of her beloved dragons is in danger of eradication. After Aspen and Sid uncover a sinister plot behind the brutal attacks, Aspen can no longer deny that Sid somehow knows more about the deaths than he should and the secrets they both keep threaten to rip their lives apart forever.

Brandi's thoughts:

First off I took a leap reading this as I've never read and dragon books and barely watch anything with dragons beside the movie Reign of Fire :). I only started this because I love Kimberly's other series: Stella and Sol & Omega Mu Alpha Brothers. That being said I absolutely loved this!! I cannot believe I waited so long but at least now I have 4 more books that are ready to be read! :)

I was not expecting narration to come from the dragon itself, I think I was expecting something more along the lines of Petes Dragon lol. This was way better. Halfway thru this I ordered the next book on Amazon. The dragons were beautiful in this book.

Kimberly leaves us hanging with a huge cliffhanger and I'm left with, "Oh no she cannot do that!" So now I am off to start reading the next book, Aspen. Gotta see what happens next.

P.S. Love the names!

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Caraval Review

written by: Stephanie Garber
Published: January 31, 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:
Remember, it’s only a game…

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear forever.

Welcome, welcome to Caraval…beware of getting swept too far away.

My thoughts:
  I couldn't put this book down. I loved the plot and the characters. I was a little skeptical at first just because the first few pages were a little slow but that was the only slow part of the entire story. Scarlett was lovable and likeable, while Donatella seemed obnoxious throughout the story. Julian seemed egotistical and uncaring in the beginning but softened throughout the story. The world of Caraval was wonderful and magical! The way it ended was spectacular and I look forward to more from Stephanie Garber. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dark Liaison Review

written by: J.D. Brown
Published: May 29, 2013
Series: Ema Marx #2

Goodreads Synopsis:
Ema Marx wishes her life would go back to normal, but there’s nothing normal about being a Romani-Vampyre with an ancestor who wants you dead. Apollyon is back, wreaking havoc on the lives of everyone she cares about while plotting her demise. Ema thought she would find a new best friend in her trainer, Bridget, until the exotic vampire vies for Jesu’s attention. Jesu can date who he wants, right? Ema has more important things to worry about, like honing her powers. When Apollyon’s thugs appear out of the shadows to attack her, Ema knows it’s time to take action. But everyone else has other plans in mind. One thing is for certain, being under house arrest in the German vampyre king’s castle was not part of her plan to save the day.

Brandi's Thoughts:
Dark Liaison by J.D. Brown
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

She's done it again. Picks up where the first book stopped. Im really liking Jesu and Ema. Although, I could've slapped him after the pool scene! (You'll just have to read it lol) This was a great read, I sped through it, I probably missed some for reading so fast, most likely will be reading it again later.

Now on to Dark Becoming

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Dark Heirloom Review

written by: J.D. Brown
Published: March 1, 2012
Series: Ema Marx #1

Goodreads Synopsis:

"You're a vampire" is so not what Ema Marx wants to hear when she wakes from a two-day coma in a cryptic yet exquisite castle in northern Finland. Unfortunately, it explains a lot. Like why she's able to see in the dark and walk through solid objects. What she doesn't understand is why the other vampires expect her to have all the answers. It's their fault she turned into one of them...right?
Jalmari's hatred for his old-man intensifies when he's ordered to bring that troublesome girl to their castle. He has a clan to run; there's no time for babysitting newborn vampires no matter how they were converted to their culture. But when a two-thousand-year-old premonition threatens to take the crown and his life, Jalmari sees no other choice than to take out the catalyst
, Ema Marx.
Fortunately for Ema, she could also be the clan's only savior. The race to figure out her vampiric origins is on. And maybe she'll get the hang of the blood-drinking gig along the way.

Brandi's Thoughts:
Dark Heirloom by J.D. Brown
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

J.D. Brown pulls you right in from page 1 with Ema being assaulted in an alley not once but twice back to back days. Then she wakes up in another country! All in the first chapter!

So Ema becomes a Vampire and no one knows which clan she is from. Which I like that there are different clans of vampires and vampyres. Never known of a difference. I feel so bad for Jalmari with Apollyon in his head giving him commands that has to be followed weather Jalmari wants to or not. It gets sketchy in one scene. (you'll have to read it to find out) Jalmari also has a younger brother, Jesu, who is adorable and I want him and Ema to be together :)

Excited to read the next book in the series, Dark Liaison

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Monday, March 20, 2017

God of the sun Review

Written by: Kimberly Loth
Published: February 22, 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:
Crown Princess Zwaantie of Sol harbors a dangerous secret. One she has managed to hide even from the ever present sun. She's doesn't want to be queen.

Desperately trying to avoid responsibility she does the unthinkable. She falls in love with a slave.

When Zwaantie's mother decides it's time for her to get married, she frantically tries to form a plan to escape the crown. After three attempts on her life, Zwaantie fears that the sun has recognized her plans and is now trying to kill her for being disobedient..

When a high prince from Stella, the barbaric country across the mist, arrives seeking her hand, Zwaantie sees an opportunity to escape her death.

As those around her discover her plans, they unravel and she fears not only for her own life, but the survival of her kingdom.

Brand'is Thoughts:
God of the Sun by Kimberly Loth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Cant believe its over already! I want more. Especially Leo. Im so conflicted bc I like Phoenix but now I really like Leo.

Kimberly, you did a wonderdul job of world building. I felt like I was walking the streets of Sol with Zwaantie and Luna.

Another great book it was so hard to put down. Ready for the next one.

*I was given an advanced copy for an honet review*

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Falling into place review

Falling into Place
Written by: Brandy L. Rivers
Published: Decemeber 23, 2013
Series: Others of Edenton #3

 Goodreads Synopsis:

18+ Adult themes

 Robert would have done anything for Liz, even let her go when she claimed she needed to be alone. With his life in shambles, he dove into his work as a Silver Council enforcer.

 Liz never fit in, but to protect her first love, she walked away when a wild burst of magic nearly killed him. Tremaine found her, and helped her put her life back together.The man who tore her world apart awakes from a 21 year slumber with revenge on his mind. Nothing will stop James from tearing the power from Liz’s body.After learning James is alive, Robert rushes to Liz and bands together with Tremaine to keep her safe. Facing her worst fears Liz realizes she can only fall apart or fall into place.

Brandi's Review:

 I won a copy of "Falling into Place" early in the year so I decided to start from the beginning. I am so happy I stumbled upon this series. I absolutely love it. I have read them all and now feel I can give an accurate and comparative review. From the first page I was enthralled in Fallon's story. The story line is balanced well with all the drama and action and intimacy chapters. After reading them all, this title is still my favorite story line.

Dark Angel Box set 1-5 Review

Dark Angel Box Set 1-5
Written by: Hanna Peach
Published: August 7, 2015
Series: Dark Angel

Goodreads Synopsis:

Forget everything you know about angels…
You’ll likely find Alyxandria slicing demons with her blades rather than plucking at harp strings. Whether it's with weapons, unarmed or with the “borrowed magics” of distilled angel-blood tattoos, she trains harder than any other Seraphim warrior to prove she is nothing like her parents who abandoned her to become Rogues. After a series of confusing visions, Alyx saves Israel, a mysterious mortal who knows too much. She discovers she has been chosen as his Guardian. There’s just one problem. She is forbidden to even see him again.Why does he need protecting? And from who? The web of lies she uncovers will shatter her world. An Elders’ dark plan, a keye to unlock Hell, and a prophecy that warns of the greatest war this Earth will ever know….
it begins in Angelfire.

After escaping from the Hollows, Jordan takes Alyx and Israel to Aradale, a secret Rogue community, where they appear to be safe − for now. But did they bring the enemy with them? “Mini”, the strange and speechless young girl they rescued from the Hollows, is not as she seems. Why was Elder Michael keeping her locked up? What is she hiding? Out in the mortal cities, pieces of Black Stone, the only material that can disrupt the angels’ healing abilities, continue to be stolen to make weapons for Samyara’s dark army. Alyx and her friends must stop them, but this means infiltrating holy and guarded places to steal the Black Stone − a monastery in remote China, a mosque in Saudi Arabia, an art gallery in Florence and a cathedral in Peru.
Can they win this deadly race against the Darkened?

If he dies, she dies…
Israel lies dying from a poisoned knife wound. To save him, Alyx needs Mayrekk’s help and the knowledge contained within the Threads of Dark. But Mayrekk remains imprisoned in Michaelea, being punished for his hand in Alyx’s escape, and Michael himself guards the key to Mayrekk’s freedom. And the Threads of Dark is kept within a secret chamber deep under the Archives of Urielos, a Seraphim city clinging to cliffs somewhere along the coast of Italy. Even if Alyx does manage to find a way into the city, the chamber is guarded by ancient riddles and deadly traps.
Can Alyx rescue Mayrekk and retrieve the Threads of Dark before Israel slips away?

Seven days…
Israel seems…different since he came out of his coma. His life has been saved but Alyx had to make a deal with the devil to do so. She has to hand Israel over to Lucifer unless she finds a way to defeat Samyara. But to do this Alyx will need Israel and Jordan, the two men fighting for her heart, to work together. Can they put aside their differences long enough to defeat Samyara? Seven days until Israel is sentenced to Hell. Seven days to find Samyara. Seven days to raise an army.
This will be Alyx’s greatest battle yet.

The thrilling conclusion to the Dark Angel series…
Everything about Michael’s dark plan has been hidden – until now. On an island off the coast of Egypt, a fourth Seraphim city has been discovered; a city that doesn’t appear on any Seraphim map.

 Brandi's Thoughts:
I absolutely recommend this series to everyone who reads supernatural/fantasy. It had me hooked from the beginning and I spent many nights up late reading. With continuous action and amazing descriptive writing you cannot go wrong with reading these. And the great thing, this series is still on going!! So exciting! For me it was a different story line on the ever growing popularity of supernatural/fantasy reads. Some are so similar they start blending together. Hanna's Dark Angel series definitely stands out and she does an amazing job of creating her own world, which is described beautifully in a way that is easy to imagine the books as if you're watching a movie.

 Plus, by getting the box set you get to read all 5 books straight without waiting in between :)

Snowfall and Secrets review

Snowfall and Secrets
Written by: Kimberly Roth
Published: September 7, 2016
Series: Omega Mu Alpha Brothers #1

Goodreads Synopsis:

Tess escapes from Florida with a secret as big as Miami. She needs to find someplace to lay low and hide from her overbearing family. Mackinac Island, Michigan, should be the perfect place to hide out. However, her timing is a little off, it's the dead of winter and she's never been in temperatures below fifty degrees. Just her luck, her landlord, Lukas, is as hot as the sun. He's also moody and hiding secrets as well. Which suits Tess fine. A man is the last complication she needs. A Michigan blizzard leaves them trapped in the same house together and things heat up, fast. Tess finds herself falling for Lukas, in spite of the secrets that could ruin everything before it even begins. 

Brandi's Thoughts:
Bought this book today, and finished it tonight. Couldn't put it down. This was the first novel I've read of Kimberly Loth, but after reading this, I will definitely read more by her! Great writing style.

In too deep Review

In too deep
Written by: Brandy L Rivers
Published: April 15, 2013

Goodreads Synopsis:
Brody is a talented motorcycle mechanic and werewolf stuck in his painful past. On yet another depressing night, he is viciously attacked by vampires.

Fallon is a brilliant tattoo artist with inherent magic. Tired of men and their games, she climbs onto her Harley and leaves her old life behind.

Running for his life, Brody crashes into Fallon and sparks fly. She ends up stranded in the Northwest with her ride out of commission.

With no ride and nowhere to go, Fallon allows her best friend to convince her to stay in Brody’s apartment. He’s determined to claim her heart and keep her safe from the shadows in her past. Fallon prides herself on her independence and would rather keep him safe, even from herself.

With the impending danger from the group of vampires and dark mages, they will have to work together. The closer they get, the harder it is for her to fight her attraction.

Be prepared for monsters, magic and lots of ink.

Brandi's Thoughts:
In Too Deep by Brandy L. Rivers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I won a copy of "Falling into Place" early in the year so I decided to start from the beginning. I am so happy I stumbled upon this series. I absolutely love it. I have read them all and now feel I can give an accurate and comparative review. From the first page I was enthralled in Fallon's story. The story line is balanced well with all the drama and action and intimacy chapters. After reading them all, this title is still my favorite story line.

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New Begininngs Review

New Beginnings
Wrtiten by: Brandy L. Rivers
Published: December 23, 2013
Series: Others of Edenton #.5

Goodreads Synopsis:
Jess knew her life would never move forward if she remained a part of Gregory’s pack. Some Alpha’s just don’t know how to take care of their wolves. She had managed Gregory’s bar for years but she knew he would never sell it to her.

After one giant mistake, he went from bad to worse. As a psychic, she knew it was a downward spiral.

Taking her future in her own hands, she contacts the Alpha in Edenton. He is happy to sell the empty bar no one has the time, nor desire to renovate, much less run.

Their attraction is unexpected and the last thing either want, but they find the only thing they need in each other.

There is just one problem. Slater’s second in command is plotting against him. Liam will use anything to take over as Alpha.

Plenty of werewolves, an old vampire flame, plus a paranoid second, and don’t forget the psychic with a whole lot of attitude.

Brandi's Thoughts:
New Beginnings by Brandy L. Rivers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this read. It was the third book I read in this series. Jess and Slater were introduced in the first "In Too Deep", so it was good to read the back story. I enjoyed reading their story.

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Soul seer: The hidden Lights Review

Soul Seer: The Hidden Lights
written by: Kestra Pingree
published: May 15, 2015
Series: Soul Seer Saga #1

Goodreads Synopsis:
When you share the emotions of everyone around you, how do you know which feelings, if any, belong to you?

The unusual ability to feel the exact emotions of every other human being sets Rimn apart from normal people. Some might view such an ability as a gift, but she sees it as a curse. In order to save herself and others, she is determined to reach the legendary land hidden in the northern sky, the Cloud, to either purge herself of her ability or learn how to control it.

Captured and enslaved, Rimn is brought to the South where it seems her journey will end before it even begins, but a group of mysteriously cloaked desert dwellers infiltrate her master’s fortress, enabling her escape to their home, the City of Lights. Though she is again forced to take an unwilling detour from the Cloud, Rimn will delve into the hearts of her unlikely heroes as she takes the first step into the adventure of her life where she will decipher the truths and lies of the world.

Brandi's Thoughts:
Soul Seer: The Hidden Lights by Kestra Pingree
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely loved this book! The idea was different than most other reads. It pulled me in from the start. I thought the characters and setting was well developed. I would have liked to know more about Rimn's family in this first novel. The beginning was confusing with the time swapping, but I eventually got it.

Overall, I am very glad to have found this book, and I cannot wait to read the rest of the saga!

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Soul Seer: The lonely king Review

Soul Seer: The Lonely King
written: Kestra Pinegree
Published:August 19, 2015

Goodreads Synopsis:
When you share the emotions of everyone around you, how do you know which feelings, if any, belong to you?

The unusual ability to feel the exact emotions of every other human being sets Rimn apart from normal people. Some might view such an ability as a gift, but she sees it as a curse. In order to save herself and others, she is determined to reach the legendary land hidden in the northern sky, the Cloud, to either purge herself of her ability or learn how to control it.

Freed from slavery, Rimn sets off with Squall and friends for the coastal city known as Seaside, where she hopes to find a ship to take her to the North. However, her plans for traveling safely through the desert are shattered when Drooma separate her and Squall from the rest of their group. A new adventure unfolds before Rimn can continue on her way to the Cloud, starting with a mysterious traveler, and ending with an unlikely king.

Brandi's Thoughts:

Soul Seer: The Lonely King by Kestra Pingree
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Again I really enjoyed this book. I was glad to see more flashbacks of Rimn's past. Still left with plenty of questions. But that just means more books to come. :) I liked that she got more independence in this book and was able to take care of herself a little more and start to build her confidence that her "gift" could be used to help others and not make things worse. I cant wait to see how her friendship with Squall goes. Can't wait til Kestra writes the next one!

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Angelfire Review

Written by: Hanna Peach
Published: November 22, 2012

Goodreads Synopsis:
You’ll likely find Alyxandria slicing demons with her blades rather than plucking at harp strings. Whether it's with weapons, unarmed or with the “borrowed magics” of distilled angel-blood tattoos, she trains harder than any other Seraphim warrior to prove she is nothing like her parents who abandoned her to become Rogues.

When Alyx starts displaying the signs of a strange new magic, most don’t believe her and no one has answers for her. She starts to investigate for herself. The web of lies she uncovers will shatter her world and she’ll be forced to risk everything for Israel, a mortal she barely knows.

Alyx and Israel will soon realize that their destinies are inexplicably tied - and that their choices will determine the fate of Earth itself.

It begins in Angelfire.

Brandi's Thoughts:
Angelfire by Hanna Peach
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Enjoyed this book a lot. The POV in this book was different for me. It took a little to get used to but I liked how Hanna was able to explore the minds of the other characters through out the book. My only wish was that these transitions were labeled right away so time and attention isn't focused on "which character are we following now?"

Alyx is an orphaned immortal angel whose whole life is turned upside down. People who she thought she could trust, she no longer can, and she finds allies where she would not think. She is a strong independent female who finds it hard to trust and ask for help.

Definitely give this series a try! I cannot wait to read more and I do not want it end! Thank you Hanna for creating this world and sharing it with us!!

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Angeldust Review

Written by: Hanna Peach
Published: June 30, 2015

Goodreads Synopsis:
The thrilling conclusion to the Dark Angel series…

Everything about Michael’s dark plan has been hidden – until now. On an island off the coast of Egypt, a fourth Seraphim city has been discovered; a city that doesn’t appear on any Seraphim map. This city is hidden, the air smells of blood and there is something very, very wrong with the inhabitants.

Back at Castle Speranza, while Alyx is off uncovering the secret of Raphael’s charm, someone will betray her in the worst possible way…

Michael now has everything he needs. Will Alyx be able to stop Michael? Or could this be the end of the world as we know it? 

Brandi's Thoughts:
Angeldust by Hanna Peach
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I just absolutely love this series! It will be one that I will reread again and again. If the story line were to end with this book, I feel like it would have tied everything up. But as I love Alyx and Isreal, I am super excited about the next installment of The Afterlife of Alyx and Isreal. Plus, I just saw that there will be a book #7! Hanna, thank you so much for sharing this story with all of us! I tell everyone about this series! I enjoyed reading this so much and cannot wait for more!

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The Afterlife of Alyx & Israel Review

The Afterlife of Alyx & Israel
Written by: Hanna Peach
Published: July 3, 2016

Goodreads Synopsis:
Once upon a lifetime, Alyx & Israel lost each other...

In their new mortal lives, Alyx & Israel don't remember anything about their past. And they have never crossed paths. Until some old friends decide to secretly nudge destiny along, their efforts almost destroying everything…

Now Alyx’s life lies in the balance, trapped in a coma deep within a DreamScape maze city. The only one who can help her escape is Israel, a man she doesn't remember. They need to find a mysterious Mapmaker and solve his riddle. But is this Mapmaker hiding something?

Brandi's Thoughts:
The Afterlife of Alyx & Israel by Hanna Peach
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

OMG!!!! Hanna you have done it again, I absolutely loved this book. I just started reading this series about a month ago, so when I read AngelDust I was so upset with the ending. I just wanted more of Alyx and Israel. Super excited to hear you were releasing this one and then another Dark Angel novel.

****May contain some spoilers:

Anyways, to the review. The book was wonderful! Absolutely, loved the comic relief of having Vix, Jordan, and B right in the beginning; also through the book sometimes. I am so glad you chose those characters to come into this book and be apart of bringing Alyx and Israel together. :) Enjoyed your riddles in this as well. I am not very good at deciphering them myself so I like reading them figure them out by steps. I really liked how the dreamscape kinda felt like a game with all the obstacle they had to overcome and of course the riddles. Everything was well described and matched the events from the previous books.

I tried to read it and think about it as a standalone, to see if it would make sense (kinda hard though because I have read them all (: ). I do believe it could be read as a standalone and actually make sense. Hanna provided enough flashbacks, which I loved too, to understand the depth of Alyx & Israel. I do believe that if a reader decides to read this as a standalone, they will be tempted to go back and read the whole Alyx & Israel story. Which I definitely recommend too!!!

I enjoyed this series so much that I want to buy paperbacks for my library.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Family Review

Written by: Robert J. Crane
Published: November 27, 2012

Goodreads Synopsis:
Just hours after finding Andromeda and crossing paths with her mother, Sienna Nealon finds herself up against a bigger threat than ever before. Omega, the organization that unleashed Wolfe and others upon her, has declared war on the Directorate and the first strikes have already landed. Facing the seemingly unstoppable forces of Omega and Sienna’s own mother, the Directorate seems poised for defeat when a new threat rears its ugly head - a traitor in their midst, one that may mean the destruction of everything Sienna has come to care about.

Brandi's Thoughts:
Family by Robert J. Crane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story just keeps getting better and better. This particular installment is good because some questions are finally answered! For example: what is going on with Sienna's absent mother? There is some light shines on who Omega is.

Of course now we are left with more questions. But I feel good as some of the problems have been resolved.

Very good character development and storyline. As always I cannot wait to continue reading the series and am glad it's along one and still going!

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Omega Review

Written by: Robert J Crane
Published: February 6, 2013

Goodreads Synopsis:
Omega - a shadowy organization that is synonomous with power in the metahuman world. They have hunted Sienna Nealon since the day she first left her house, killed countless Directorate agents and operatives, and now they unveil their greatest plot - Operation Stanchion, a phrase whispered to Sienna by an Omega operative almost too scared to speak the words aloud. Now Sienna must track the pieces Omega has in motion, journeying across the upper midwest to confront the forces that have plagued her since she first stepped into the metahuman world before they can land their final stroke - and bring an end to the Directorate forever.

Brandi's Thoughts:
Omega by Robert J. Crane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another great book by Robert. I've seen others complain about the books being too expensive but books in print are more expensive for the same amount of pages. I feel if you like what you are reading then you should definitely support the author by buying books in any format. That said, I will continue buying this series til it is all finished because I cannot just stop mid-story without knowing what is going to happen. Every single one of these books is a great page turner. I've stayed up way to late many nights and then suffered greatly at work the next, reading. (idk if thats such a good thing though :) but it speaks loud about his work) I definitely recommend reading these and cannot wait to see what comes next.

OMG, I did not see that one coming at all! I was on the bus traveling to NY when I finished this crying my eyes out!! I cannot believe Zack is dead, the only thing that helps me feel better is that he is now in her head and can still be with her.

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The Vampire Hunter's Daughter Complete Collection review

The Vampire Hunter's Daughter Complete Collection
written: Jennifer Malone Wright
Published: June 05, 2012

Goodreads Synopsis:
This special edition of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter contains parts I-VI, the complete collection. Fourteen-year-old Chloe witnesses her mother’s murder at the hands of a vampire. Before the vampire can kidnap her, there is an unexpected rescue by a group of vampire hunters. Overwhelmed by the feeling of safety, Chloe passes out and they whisk her away to their small community.

When Chloe wakes, she comes face to face with the only other living relative, besides her mother, whom she has ever met: her grandfather. Chloe’s mother kept her hidden from the family; now, Chloe tries to unveil the family secrets. Through her grandfather, she learns her mother was a vampire hunter. In fact, her entire family is descended from the powerful bloodlines of vampire hunters. Chloe agrees to join the family she has never known for one reason only: Chloe vows to kill the vampire responsible for her mother’s murder.

With vengeance in her soul, Chloe is even more determined to follow through on her vow when she discovers the true identity of her enemy and how he is connected to her.

Experience the world of vampires hunter’s, vampires and mythology with Chloe in this exciting series.

Brandi's Thoughts:
The Vampire Hunter's Daughter The Complete Collection by Jennifer Malone Wright
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A colleague at work recommended this author, so I looked her up and found collection of The Arcadia Fall Collection. Once I realized there was a prequel collection I wanted to read that first. All that being said, I'm glad I did! This was a great read and easy to follow and kept me going. Definitely going to thank my colleague for recommending it. I feel this collection provides a good background to explain the actions of Chloe in the next collection. I am glad however that this collection was made to include all the parts (1-6). Each part of rather short, similar to chapters in a novel but time passes between each. So I would recommend reading the collection instead of separately.

I am excited to start the next, Arcadia Falls Collection, and hear more about Chloe and see how her am Drew do!

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Arcadia Falls Omnibus 1-6 Review

Arcadia Falls Omnibus
written: Jennifer Malone Wright
published: October 29, 2015

Goodreads Synopsis:
A war is brewing between the hunters and the vampires and Chloe is determined to strike against the vampires before they have a chance to attack. Unfortunately, her plan goes all wrong and results in a massive takeover by the undead.

This group of unlikely heroes have the power of elements, magic and strength on their side. They have even recruited one of the original vampires to help aid in their mission. But will it be enough? Will society ever go back to normal now that the world knows that vampires truly exist?

The Arcadia Falls Chronicles is the continuation of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter. Following the format of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter, The Arcadia Falls Chronicles is serialized into several novella-length stories.

Brandi's Thoughts:
The Arcadia Falls Chronicles: Omnibus by Jennifer Malone Wright
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Once again I am happy I stumbled across this series and was finally able to read it! All the characters had good development and continued to grow throughout the series. I couldn't put it down and I cannot wait for more. I like how Jennifer starts writing from different characters POV and delving more into their story. I still want more of Chloe though. The covers are beautiful as well.

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Origins and impulse review

Origins and Impulse
Written: Jennifer Malone Wright
Published: October 13, 2015

Goodreads Synopsis:

What happens when the hunter becomes the hunted? Christina is about to find out when she awakes as the one thing she hates the most.

Anthony, the original vampire has whisked her away to his country home to help her through this difficult transition. Though Christina knows that she is isolated for the protection of her friends and family, being alone with only her new mentor proves a challenge.

Once a Vampire Hunter, control has never been an issue. Now, as a vampire, controlling the bloodlust might just be the fight of her life.

Brandi's Thoughts:
Origins and Impulse (The Arcadia Falls Chronicles #7) by Jennifer Malone Wright
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another great short story by Jennifer! I have to admit, I wasn't all that excited to read Christina's POV after her change. But I actually really enjoyed it. The detail she used to describe her transitioning to a "new" life was good. Also, I liked reading more about Anthony and am so glad Christina went with him to learn how to be a good vamp. It ended before I was ready to let them go. I really enjoyed watching her friendship flourish with Anthony. Next up, reading from Alice's POV.

Maybe Gavin will find his love in Greece. I feel so bad for him. He needs some one :)

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Mortals and Magic Review

Mortals and Magic
Written: Jennifer Malone Wright
published: July 12, 2016

Goodreads Synopsis:
The search for another of the remaining original vampires has taken the Hunters across the world.

Alice knew there was a reason that she kept the house in Greece, when she sold everything else that Trevor left her after his death. Now, she once again walks among a place that was his and the past creeps up on her.

In this foreign country, in the very earth she stands on, she feels the call of her magic stronger than she ever has. Even with the power she wields, Alice has always felt inferior to her fellow Hunter’s. But now, she grows stronger than ever and hopes to use what she has gained against Pavlos the vampire and finally feel she is an equal.

Brandi's Thoughts:
Mortals and Magic by Jennifer Malone Wright
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Definitely enjoyed reading Alice's POV! I like the others in the series assumed her and Oscar were already together. He was always there for her, it was so clear that he loved her, so I am happy they cleared it up for themselves. Like all the other stories, I want more lol. Next book is Oscars, which is good bc his story so far has been very limited. All we know is that he is a siren and has some family still in Greece. That's it, so I'm excited to get to know him more. Keep them coming Jennifer!

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Enemies Review

written by: Robert J. Crane
published: August 1, 2013

Goodreads Synopsis:
Far from home, having failed in her quest to kill Old Man Winter, Sienna Nealon finds herself in the city of London, working with Omega, her oldest enemies. Surrounded by people she doesn't trust, thrust into events that could mean the extinction of the metahuman race, Sienna will discover that the line between friend and foe is thinner than she ever could have believed - and that her greatest enemies may lie within

Brandi's Thoughts:
Enemies by Robert J. Crane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thank you Robert Crane!

Crane once again writes a great story! My favorite was delving more into Mythology in this installment. Having more interaction with the "old" Gods was a good touch.

I also really enjoyed getting to know Janus and I really hope he gets through his injury. For a few books now, we've thought there were clear lines of whose good and whose bad. The dictoriate being the good guys and Omega bad. Crane did an excellent job messing with our heads in this book. Nothing is a clear line anymore, it's more who is the lesser evil. I'm a fan of the group of Omega survivors so far and am excited to learn more about them.

Now on too the next book for me. Great job Robert, thank you for writing this series!

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Power Review

written by: Robert J Crane
published: August 2014

Goodreads Synopsis:
The epic conclusion to the Girl in the Box series.

Sienna Nealon seems like a woman beaten. Imprisoned by her enemies, facing the extinction of her entire race, she is up against overwhelming odds. But overwhelming odds have never stopped her before. In the final volume of the epic Girl in the Box Series, Sienna Nealon must face her fears, face her foes, and then go up against the single most powerful man in the world - Sovereign - in order to save her world from complete and total destruction.

Brandi's Thoughts:
Power by Robert J. Crane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a wonderful ending!!!!

I'm so glad I stuck around to read all 10 of these. This last book was great and as always Siennas sarcasm was a pleasure to read. Omg the twist with sovereign! I talk about this series to my friends and family and definitely recommend it to everyone.

Excited to read Out of the Box!

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Trial by charm review

Trial by Charm
written by: Jolene Buchheit
Published:April 27, 2016

Goodreads Synopsis:
Seventeen-year-old Julia Wright doesn't understand her friends' obsession with boys. She's never even had a crush, and proudly maintains her composure no matter who is in her presence. In fact, the hotter a guy is to her friends, the more annoying he seems to Julia. When she is blackmailed into being the manager of the men's swim team, she finds herself face to face with the worst of them all.
Team Captain Vander Thelxinoe is the typical self-assured jock, with a not-so-typical ability to change people's minds at will. It's a talent he uses often to get what he wants--only his charms don't work on Julia. Now he is anxious to figure out why, and the closer he tries to get, the more desperate she is to stay away--especially when he somehow awakens a side of her she never knew existed.
Their quite unexpected friendship puts Julia in the middle of a quest she doesn't quite understand. As her familiar world starts to unravel around her, Julia must partner with the one person who knows how to push her buttons--and, in doing so, discovers the unbelievable truth about who she really is.
Can Julia and Vander survive the trial set before them, or will they succumb to a more terrifying fate?

Brandi's Thoughts:
Trial by Charm by Jolene Buchheit
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great book! Its been in my library for awhile and I finally got to it. Very glad and sad it took me so long. :) The friendship between the three girls is great, Lizzy and Taylor make me laugh over their fangirling.

Definitely recommend reading the series, you wont regret it!

Now to start the next book.

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Trial by Dreams Review

Trial by dreams
written by: Jolene Buchheit
published: October 15, 2016

Goodreads Synopsis:
Julia and Vander thought their trial was over. But Demeter has only just begun wreaking havoc on their lives.

Julia finally accepted that her boyfriend is the son of a Siren and her family isn't as normal as she once thought. But when she accidentally unlocks a power she didn't know she had, her world dissolves into chaos once more. Now she is forced to uncover the truth about who she truly is, in order to triumph over their most important quest yet.

For Vander, the stakes have been raised as he seeks what was taken from him, torn between his need to protect Julia from Demeter and his focus on their second trial. What starts as a twisted journey across Iowa dissolves into recurring dreams that foreshadow a dark fate should they fail to work together.

As the fear of failure builds and time ticks away, Julia and Vander must learn to trust their instincts – and one another – before their reality spins into a nightmare that rips them apart.

Brandi's Thoughts:
Trial by Dreams by Jolene Buchheit
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


First let me just say, I absolutely did not expect that to happen at the end! Major twist. Good job on that, I don't recall any foreshadowing. I like to be surprised :)

Anywho, great 2nd installment to the series. Cant wait for more. Hopefully Julia calms down a little bit. Sometimes I forget they are supposed to be seniors in high school and not middle schoolers. Reading about the closeness of Lizzy, Taylor and Julia makes me miss my high school friendships. I absolutely love it.

Also, I really enjoyed getting to know more of the Greek gods and goddesses on this bool. Alot of research went in. I don't know much about mythology but it sounds pretty legit. :) Excited to meet more in the next book.

Keep them coming Jolene.

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