Mini Book Review Pack (#1): The Beginning; Spells of Iron & Bone; Moon Tortured; Claiming Her Innocence; Reckoning

Hello hello! Welcome back to Adele Is Reading.

Today’s post is a little different…I have a series of mini reviews! I want to keep Mini Book Review posts between 3 – 5 books. In these posts I won’t be sharing their synopsis’. I feel that would take up too much of your time. However, I will be including their covers, and what I thought. As well asa handy dandy link to their GoodReads page(s).

The Beginning (Noir Reformatory, #1) by Lexi C. Foss, Jennifer Thorn, J.R. Thorn

(RH, Paranormal, MM Romance, Demons & Angels, Fantasy)

Trigger Warnings: Sex, Blood, Death, Murder, Rape Mention.

I remember Noir Reformatory. I had such high hopes for the novel, and what I read was completely different than I had imagined, and wanted the story to turn out.

I know that not liking Noir Reformatory is a me problem, and I’m okay with that. Sometimes we read books where the story just….isn’t for us. Even though I didn’t like Noir Reformatory, I’m glad I read it. There were some aspects that I actually liked. For the most part, I didn’t like it.

I gave The Beginning 1 star.

Spells of Iron & Bone (Tarot Academy, #1) by Sarah Piper

(RH, Paranormal Romance, Witches, Urban Fantasy)

Tarot Academy definitely had an intriguing story line—it also has this forbidden love shit going on. Now, I am all for Forbidden Love. FL Romances just seem that much sweeter. However, I am infinitely picky about Forbidden Romances, since I tend to hold them to a high standard.

As for the rest of the book, I honestly didn’t enjoy Spells of Iron & Bone as much as I hoped I would.

I won’t be reading more of this series.

I gave Spells of Iron & Bone, 1 star.

Moon Tortured (Sky Brooks, #1) by McKenzie Hunter

(Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Shifters, Witches)

Needless to say, I didn’t end up liking Moon Tortured. Which I’m still kinda upset about. I had the book on a pedestal in my mind, and the story didn’t even begin to reach what I had envisioned.

I actually found that the story …. didn’t have a soul; if that makes sense to you. Like, there wasn’t life to the story. I found it to be boring and completely drawn out.

I gave Moon Tortured, 1 star.

Claiming Her Innocence (Alpha Ever After, #1) by Keli Walker

(Contemporary Romance, Adult)

Trigger Warnings: Attack scenes, Sex scenes.

Claiming Her Innocence was a quick read. You could honestly just skim-read the pages and still know what was happening.

CHI has a happily ever after, which is usually a good thing, but I wrote down that I actually didn’t like it.

I ended up giving Claiming Her Innocence, 0.5 stars.

Reckoning (Mountain Magic, #3) by Dakota Brown

(Paranormal Romance, Reverse Harem)

Reckoning is a good end to the trilogy. I know that the author has more in-store for us readers. While I hope we get more of Sofia’s pack, I’m interested in whatever else Brown can come up with in her writing.

One (of a few things!) I enjoyed about not only Reckoning, but the rest of the trilogy, were the magical aspects. More precisely, the house building – which was so cool to read. The way that the characters asked Nature, and Nature was like “Yes, we like you. Please stay.” SO COOL!

The way that the Pack interact had me so warm inside. I love seeing a functional, and healthy family. I’m happy that the characters have a happy ending.

There *are* sex scenes in this novel (and I’m not sure about the first two books, Becoming, and Demon’s Touch)… Truthfully, I found the sex scenes to be quite fun.

I gave Reckoning, 4 stars!

Have you read any of these books? If you have, what did/do you think of them?

Thank you for stopping by!
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