Shifting Trust, by Meredith Clarke | Book Review

Hello and welcome to Adele Is Reading.

Today on the blog, I have my book review of:

Shifting Trust, by Meredith Clarke.

Shifting Trust is the second book in the Crescent City Wolves series.

Trigger Warnings: Sex Scenes, Fighting, Blood, Anxiety, Anxiety Attack(s).
Please note that there may be other potential triggers that I may have missed.

Foretelling prophecies? Shifter packs? Vampire blood?

How did these words become a part of my life?
It wasn’t long ago they were only tales in legends I used to tell my tour groups.

The morning I wake up surrounded by the four hottest men I’ve ever known, I realize there is no going back to my old life.
They’re my mates. Yes, you read that right.

My mates.

And they’ll do anything to keep me safe and protected.
The way they look at me is enough to make me lose my mind and heart, four times over.

Only, the Crescent City pack can’t slay all the demons for me.
They need my help to take down the biggest evil in town.
I need theirs to understand my past and my destiny.

But there are other worlds that exist.
Worlds that threaten to tear me from my fated mates and sever what matters to us the most.
I won’t stop until I have the truth.

What I learn on the other side of the veil could destroy everyone I love.
I’ll fight with every last breath to hold on to the future I’ve been promised.

*Shifting Trust is the second book in the Crescent City Witch series, a reverse harem paranormal romance. If you love a badass heroine, hot alpha wolf shifters, and mystery and action, then this series is for you!*

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

Can I just say that I am overjoyed with how Shifting Trust turned out..? Because I am. I totally am.

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Shifting Fates, by Meredith Clarke | Book Review

Hello, and welcome to Adele Is Reading.

Today on the blog, I have my book review of:

Shifting Fates, by Meredith Clarke.

Shifting Fates is the first book in the Crescent City Wolves series.

Trigger Warnings: Attempted Rape mention, Blood, Sex Scenes, Anxiety, Anxiety Attacks

Here’s the thing, I need you to believe monsters are real.

But ask me that question, and I’ll tell you the truth. No, it’s not possible. The more believers out there, though, the busier I am at night booking walking ghost tours in New Orleans’ French Quarter. I like giving tours, love them actually. I was born to do this—well, I thought I was until I met him. Now everything I thought I knew has changed.

It was a normal tour, like all the rest, except Spencer isn’t like anyone I’ve ever met. How am I supposed to resist those sapphire blue eyes and the sexiest smile I’ve ever seen? I mentioned he’s hot, right? And it’s not just him. He has three friends. Three men who look at me like I am the sun and the moon.

Just because Spencer saves me from a man whose speed is lightning fast and claims he and his pack mates have been looking for me doesn’t mean I should fall for them, does it? The temptation to give in to their suggestions is hard to resist. Maybe too hard.

Maybe I wasn’t meant to point out tombstones and landmarks. Maybe there is something to the prophecy Spencer’s pack talks about.

Maybe I don’t know sh*t about monsters after all.
But now I believe in them.

*Shifting Fates is the first book in the Crescent City Witch series, a reverse harem paranormal romance. If you love a badass heroine, hot alpha wolf shifters, and mystery and action, then this series is for you!*

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

Truly, I loved Shifting Fates. There’s just enough action in the plot to make it worth the while to read the story, and on top of that the main character, Rose, is completely badass. She doesn’t know she has powers (something else that is very interesting in my opinion, I love with stories have that trope), and her coming into her powers was great to read. 

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Spotted Her First, by Emma Dean | Book Review

Hello, and welcome to Adele Is Reading.

Today on the blog I have my book review of:

Spotted Her First, by Emma Dean.

Trigger Warnings: Blood, Kidnapping, stalking, fighting, sex scenes, death, mentions of deaths of loved ones (parents, siblings), pregnancy mention, car accident, gun usage, knife violence, hospital visit (where in the MC was asked if she harmed herself).

Three hot leopard shifters? Yes please.

Piper is a librarian at Sacramento State working on her graduate thesis, but her quiet life turns upside down when three hot guys literally crash into her world. They move into her house and her life, telling her she’s wanted by a demon and a witch for her pharaoh’s blood. She just didn’t realize how much they would take over her life in the name of protecting her.

Piper is overwhelmed by the paranormal world and everything in it, including the fact that somehow all three of these guys are her mates. She has two weeks to find a way out of a demon contract and figure out how she’s going to deal with all three of these domineering shifters in her life and in her apartment. Will Piper be able to save herself and the pride she’s grown attached to before it’s too late?

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

Starting off this review with this bold statement: I absolutely loved Spotted Her First.

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The Fury Queen’s Harem, by Meg Xuimei X. | Book Review

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Today on the blog, I have my book review of:

The Fury Queen’s Harem, by Meg Xuimei X..

The Fury Queen’s Harem is the first in the The Cursed Dragon Queen and Her Mates series.

Trigger Warnings: Sex Scenes, Stabbing, Fighting, Beheading, Death, War, mentions of Enslavement, and Blood.

One hybrid Fury queen. Three pure-blood Dragon Princes. A reverse harem with a dark fairy tale twist and an epic flair!

My name is Daisy. I’ve been cursed to serve a bad-tempered elemental in my beastly form for centuries.

There’s only one way to lift the curse: a kiss from three true loves. To garner even one is nearly impossible. How am I going to get three?

Then three gorgeous-as-sin, yet clueless dragon princes stumble into my lair. Only they do not come to kiss me. They come to slay me without knowing who I really am. Unless they cut the three heads of the Furies–my heads–or make the Fury Queen fall in love with them, they’ll never shift back to dragons.

Not surprisingly, the princes all choose what they think is the easiest–to behead the beasts.

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

The Fury Queen’s Harem is quite intriguing indeed. First off, it’s not a wolf-shifter book which I’ve been obsessed with lately. But it IS still a shifter-novel. Dragon shifter, and Fae, to be exact. There are other supernatural species involved in this book, like vampires, demons, and sentient plants who guard their jungle.

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The Rise of Eden, by Storm Song | Book Review

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

The Rise of Eden, by Storm Song.

The Rise of Eden is the third book in the Elemental Eden series.

Trigger / Content Warning: Sex Scenes, Sex Scenes with Multiple Partners, Fighting, Broken Leg / Broken Bones mention (and scene; not Eden herself).

Please note that it is entirely possible that I didn’t capture all of the possible triggers.

The time cures has been shattered, but so has everything I thought was true.

With more questions than answers I restarted the clock.

My race to save the elemental districts has started again, but this time I don’t even know who I’m really fighting against.

But what if, the person I hate the most, is the person I need to unlock my ultimate powers and save everything I’ve ever loved.

Crap.

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

The Rise of Eden was pretty good! I read this right after finishing The Dark Eden (book 2). Let me tell you, this third book is one hell of a whirlwind.

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The Dark Eden, by Storm Song | Book Review

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

The Dark Eden, by Storm Song.

The Dark Eden is the second book in the Elemental Eden series.

Trigger / Content Warning: Sex, Fighting.

Please Note that there is a chance that I didn’t get around to noting all the possible triggers within The Dark Eden.

Fire destroys everything it touches.

The elemental carriers were right when they said that it was the most potent gift.

Ever since I unlocked mine, my mind hasn’t felt the same.

It was a surge of power I wasn’t expecting, but now I’m out for vengeance.

Vengeance against Asher, Jade, and anyone who’s ever done me wrong.

I’m not the lost eden anymore, now I’m dark- and there’s no turning back.

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

There are spoilers for The Dark Eden within this post. Please read at your own discretion.

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Hendrix, by Kelsey Clayton | Book Review

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

Hendrix, by Kelsey Clayton.

Hendrix is the first book in a companion series. Each book can be read as a standalone.

Triggers / Content Warnings: Drug Abuse mention, Physical Abuse, Physical Abuse mention, Partner Abuse, Partner Abuse mention, Alcohol mention, sex scene (fade to black), Pregnancy mention, Pregnancy.

I’m Colby Hendrix.
Football Legend.
Notorious Playboy.
Sarcasm Extraordinaire.

I had everything you could ever want.
The career some would die for.
The friends that always have my back.
And an unmatched level of charm.

I never planned on settling down.
There wasn’t ever a reason to.
Or at least that’s what I thought,
Until she came barreling back into my life.

With long brown hair and hazel eyes,
She has the ability to disarm me with a single look.
And the little girl attached to her side?
She’s the shock I never knew I wanted.

The biggest mistake of my life.
The only woman I’ve ever loved.
If she were to say the words,
I might just give up everything for her.
 

Hendrix was a story I came across on social media, and I didn’t want to expect too much from it. Social media in general tends to hype things up waaay to much in my opinion. However, I’m really good at avoiding spoilers when I want to. I’m just going to say it:

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Woman of Blood and Bone, by Annie Anderson | Book Review

Hello hello! Welcome back to Adele Is Reading.
Today on the blog, I have my book review of:

Woman of Blood and Bone, by Annie Anderson.

Woman of Blood and Bone is the first book in the Rogue Ethereal series.

Trigger / Content Warnings: Murder mention, Blood mention, Stabbing, Stalking, mentions of domestic abuse (boyfriend to girlfriend), pregnancy, death.

Please note that I may have not recorded all of the possible triggers.

I was burned at the stake at fourteen…
I was drowned in a lake when I was twenty-four…
At twenty-seven, I was stoned in a public square…

I have died a hundred times in a hundred different ways, usually at the hands of the humans I’ve tried to save. But when a pregnant young woman finds her way into my tattoo shop with a demon on her tail, things go from bad to worse. Being a centuries-old witch isn’t going to help me – nothing will.

This time I might just die in a way that sticks… Permanently.

To be fairly honest with you, I didn’t put much thought into Woman of Blood and Bone prior to reading it. Actually, I don’t think I read the synopsis at all. My mind is all over the place with what I’ve read over the past few years, so I’m unable to remember if I’ve read anything else by Annie Anderson. I feel like I have, but I’m not sure. However, when I was reading Woman of Blood and Bone, the story gave me the feeling as if I was reading Anderson’s work for the very first time. So it works out either way.

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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).

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Blog Tour: The June Boys, by Courtney C. Stevens | THE FFBC ARC Review + Favourite Quotes

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Hello friends! Welcome back to Adele Is Reading! Today I’m posting my book review of

The June Boys, by Court Stevens.

I want to give a quick Thank you, to both The Fantastic Flying Book Club, and the Thomas Nelson (Fiction) publishing group for allowing me to read The June Boys (via Netgalley) in exchange for an honest review (and to share a few of my favourite quotes from the book!).

I also want to thank Court Stevens for writing The June Boys. You’ve riddled me with ugly crying.

Today’s post is actually one of the stops for the June Boys Book Blog Tour. Click here to see the other stops on The June Boys book blog tour! I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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Trigger Warnings: Blood, kidnappings, death via drowning, gun mention and gun usage.

45BA841B-BEAC-4CF6-94E4-278C0E558C3EThe Gemini Thief could be anyone. Your father, your mother, your best friend’s crazy uncle. Some country music star’s deranged sister. Anyone.

The Gemini Thief is a serial kidnapper, who takes three boys and holds them captive from June 1st to June 30th of the following year. The June Boys endure thirteen months of being stolen, hidden, observed, and fed before they are released, unharmed, by their masked captor. The Thief is a pro, having eluded authorities for nearly a decade and taken at least twelve boys.

Now Thea Delacroix has reason to believe the Gemini Thief took a thirteenth victim: her cousin, Aulus McClaghen.

But the game changes when one of the kidnapped boys turns up dead. Together with her boyfriend Nick and her best friends, Thea is determined to find the Gemini Thief and the remaining boys before it’s too late. Only she’s beginning to wonder something sinister, something repulsive, something unbelievable, and yet, not impossible:

What if her father is the Gemini Thief?

Release Date: March 03, 2020.
Genre: Mystery, Young Adult, Thriller.

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‘You don’t owe your truths to everyone.’

1/3 of my favourite quotes from The June Boys.

I stumbled upon The June Boys via The Fantastic Flying Bookclub, and I am so glad to have applied to be a part of the The June Boys Blog Tour! Before I had even sat down to read The June Boys I had thought two things: the first being, I have this story down pat (aka, I knew what was going to happen). The second thought I had was, ‘either The June Boys is going to happen the exact way I thought it would, or the plot is going to be wildly different.’ 

Once I sat down to read The June Boys, I wanted to say that I knew who the number one suspect was / or was going to be. Friends, I was so wrong. I was so, so off.  Continue reading