Root Rot Academy series, by Rhea Watson | Book Review

Hello and welcome to Adele Is Reading.
Today on the blog I have my book review of:

the Root Rot Academy series by Rhea Watson.

Trigger Warnings: Murder mention, Teacher/Student Abuse (and mentions), Attempted Murder, Murder, Blood, Stalking, Attempted Rape, Assault, Fighting, Sex Scenes, and BDSM.
Note that it’s entirely possible that I missed possible triggers while reading the series.

Root Rot Academy: The Complete Trilogy includes all three full-length books from the Root Rot Trilogy + a short follow-up for those who love reconnecting with the main characters after The End. The trilogy is a supernatural academy Why-Choose romance centered around the professors and staff. It contains mature subject matter that might not be suitable for all readers.

The warlock who murdered my parents is teaching at Root Rot Academy—and now, so am I.

Once upon a time, a monster killed my parents and left me to burn in my bed.

Twenty-six years later, I finally found him.

We might have both become professors, but we are nothing alike. Benedict Hammond is a liar, a murderer, a psychopath.

And I’m the witch here to punish him.

I renamed myself after the fury Alecto years ago, and now it’s time to taste her madness—to exact my righteous revenge.

You know…

Once I figure out what that is, exactly.

But it’s coming, and nothing is going to distract me.

Not my gorgeous vampire roommate, the complete package and totally off-limits.

Not the mysterious head librarian, a fae as intriguing as he is infuriating.

Oh, and definitely not my powerful warlock headmaster who makes me feel so deliciously small.

I’m here to collect a life debt—that’s all that matters.



And I’m not terrified.

Nope. Not at all.

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For a Few Demons More, by Kim Harrison | Book Review **EDITED**

Hello hello, friends! Today’s post is going to be my book review of

For a Few Demons More, by Kim Harrison.

For a Few Demons More is the 5th book in The Hollows series. 

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30259Despite dating one vampire and living with another, Rachel Morgan has stayed ahead of trouble until now. A serial killer stalks the Hollows, claims victims across society, and ignites a vicious Inderland gang war. Rachel hides an ancient artifact that could stop the killer or start a battle to the death among supernatural races of Cincinnati. Every action has its price. When the vampire master Piscary is set free and the demonic Algaliarept dares to walk openly under the sun, even Rachel Morgan can’t hide forever.

So, For a Few Demons more, the story ended up being a white-knuckle read. I literally could not have stopped reading this 5th book if I had wanted to. From the start of For a Few Demons more the story was go-go-go. There wasn’t really ever a break, and if there were, the break that Rachel got was maybe an hour or so.

The most happened within For a Few Demons more, and I’m kinda mad that I didn’t write down any notes. But I know that there was quite the roller coaster–no, not even a roller coaster of emotions. It was more like an emotional hurricane.

Just know that I really enjoyed reading For a Few Demons more, and that I can still feel the residual anger and grief that I had towards the end of this 5th Hollows book.

I give For a Few Demons More, 4.5 stars.

Have you read For a Few Demons More? 

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Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!


**EDIT**: This book review post held 2 book reviews. Now it only holds my review of For a Few Demons More, since I found the Actual Review of the 6th book: The Outlaw Demon Wails. Which will be posted at a later date! Thank you!

MINOR SPOILERS – Kingdom of Ash and Briars, by Hannah West |Mini Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my book review of

Kingdom of Ash and Briars, by Hannah West.

Kingdom of Ash and Briars is the first book in The Nissera Chronicles

Trigger Warnings: Kidnapping, Death.

My review of KOAAB has some minor spoilers in it. 

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28554825Bristal, an orphaned kitchen maid, lands in a gritty fairy tale gone wrong when she discovers she is an elicromancer with a knack for shape-shifting. An ancient breed of immortal magic beings, elicromancers have been winnowed down to merely two – now three – after centuries of bloody conflict in the realm. Their gifts are fraught with responsibility, and sixteen-year-old Bristal is torn between two paths. Should she vow to seek the good of the world, to protect and serve mortals? Or should she follow the strength of her power, even if it leads to unknown terrors? She draws on her ability to disguise herself as a man to infiltrate a prince’s band of soldiers, and masquerades as a fairy godmother to shield a cursed princess, but time is running out. As an army of dark creatures grows closer, Bristal faces a supernatural war. To save the kingdoms, Bristal must find the courage to show her true form.

Building on homages to Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Jane Austen’s Emma and the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, Hannah West makes a spectacular debut.

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Gypsy Freak, by Kristy Cunning | Book Review

Hello lovelies! Today I have my book review of

Gypsy Freak, by Kristy Cunning.

Gypsy Freak is the second book in the All The Pretty Monsters series.

Trigger Warnings: Attempted Murder, Being Buried Alive, Panic Attack(s), Sex Scenes.

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43473390._SY475_What’s it like to be a monster in a town full of monsters, who don’t know you’re a monster?
Complicated and a little scary, but doable.

What’s it like to be the girl who can’t die…that everyone seems to always want to kill?
Frustrating as hell.

What’s it like to accidentally raise psychotic alpha vampire everyone fears, who drops a lot of bodies on his first day out as a ‘gift’ for your troubles?
Terrifying, if I’m being honest.

What’s it like when that crazed vampire tells you he wants you to be the happy little intermission, during an ongoing ancient story, and expects you to use your vagina to draw in a werewolf alpha, a Van Helsing alpha, and a sexual deviant alpha, so he can have his old friends back?
That’s when a girl has to stop, look around, and question her life choices.

I really don’t know how this stuff keeps happening to me. Life was simpler when it was just me accidentally blowing myself up while trying to create potions and shampoo.

I’ve lived my life in such secrecy that I’ve spent most of it lonely. So lonely, in fact, that my best friend is a delusional ghost. I’d rather focus on her than all the crazy things happening in my life at current. Ever since coming to this town, I’ve had my throat slit by vampires, attracted way too much attention from some powerful alphas, and did a lot of regrettably stupid things because…I’m too gullible for shady monsters.

To them, I’m the fool.
To them, I’m the naive girl in over my head.
To them, I’m the pawn on a worn chessboard, while the seasoned players knock me around.

Meanwhile, I’m still left to figure it all out on my own, because, just like me, no one wants to share their secrets.

**Reverse Harem
**Sexual Content
**Cannot be read as a stand-alone (Gypsy Blood is book 1.)
**Language warning

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Demon Slayer, by Linsey Hall | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I’ve got my book review of

Demon Slayer, by Linsey Hall.

Demon Slayer is the first book in the Dragon’s Gift: The Sorceress series.

Trigger Warnings: Fighting, Blood mention, Blood, Self-Harm mention.

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44305923._SY475_Got a demon that needs killing? I’m your girl.

On paper, I’m a Blood Sorceress. I can whip up the spells of your dreams. It’s a legal occupation–barely–but mostly a cover.

My real job is protecting my city from the monsters of the Dark Realms. I’m the resident demon slayer, and occasionally those suckers escape. Then it’s up to me. I’ve even got a side hustle using their blood for my sorcery biz. It’s gruesome, but that’s life.

Things get complicated when I start clashing with a sexy AF bounty hunter. His name’s Declan, and we’re after the same necromancer. Bounty hunters are my enemy, and his stupidly hot body keeps getting in my way.

The only way to save the city is to team up with Declan. I have two goals: don’t kill him & don’t screw him. Both easier said than done, since self control isn’t really my thing. But it’s a race against time to catch the demon, and there’s no way in hell I’ll fail at that.

Demon Slayer is a fast-paced urban fantasy adventure starring a kick butt heroine, a powerful hero, and magic that will blow your socks off.

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Aeri’s story is go-go-go right from the start, and let me tell you friend, Demon Slayer IS SO ENTERTAINING. The fact that this book has a fast story, only made my reading experience even faster. Seriously–I managed to read this one in a few hours.  Continue reading