Of Shadow and Stone, by Michelle Muto | ARC Book Review #282

Thank You to Amazon Publishing for allowing me to read Of Shadow & Stone by Michelle Muto in exchange for an honest review.

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23744395Gargoyles were created centuries ago to protect mankind, but something went horribly wrong. Now only the sentinel—a mortal chosen to control the stone beasts—stands between them and their human prey.

When the latest sentinel is killed, Kate Mercer is destined to take his place. But Kate has enough going on in her life—like a skyrocketing film career, a delusional ex-boyfriend, and a crazed stalker who will stop at nothing to get to her. But the powers that be have decided, and Kate is transported to Shadow Wood, a mysterious castle that serves as a sanctuary for the supernatural. Although beautiful, Shadow Wood is no safe place for a mere mortal. Yet Kate is drawn not only to the gargoyles but also to Ian McGuire, a charming novelist who might be in the greatest danger of all.

As Kate decides whether to accept the most perilous role of her life, she discovers there are more secrets than answers within the castle’s walls. Her survival and Ian’s depend on her ability to master the gargoyles before time runs out. Is fate really cast in stone?


Trigger Warning: Stalker, Murder, Torture, Blood Continue reading

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Crazy Over You, by Wendy Sparrow | ARC Book Review #281

A huge Thank You to Entangled Publishing LLC., via Netgalley, for allowing my to read Crazy Over You in exchange for an honest review. 

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25922932She’s on the sheriff’s most wanted list.

Waking up with a naked woman holding a knife at his throat is just about the last thing Sheriff Travis Flynn expected. And the brother she’s looking for? A murderer. And dead. Probably. But the real shock comes when she insists she’s not a Lycan.

LeAnn Wilcox isn’t looking for love…especially not from some wolf in sheriff’s clothing. She operates on the other side of the law. Once she finds her brother-alive-she’ll get out of the pack’s territory and go back to her regular, normal, non-furry life of changing jobs and her name whenever her past closes in.

The cool, logical Sheriff has finally met his match, but LeAnn’s life is at stake if she won’t claim her place in the pack, especially once his control over the pack is challenged and her brother’s fate is questioned.


Crazy Over You is the third book in the Taiming the Pack series by Wendy Sparrow. Continue reading

Vision in Silver, by Anne Bishop | Book Review #280

Trigger Warning: Self-Harm, Self-Harm Mention

If you are triggered by any of the mentioning’s above, I suggest that you do NOT read this book/series.

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21457243The Others freed the  cassandra sangue  to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before—both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn’s help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him.

Meg is still deep in the throes of her addiction to the euphoria she feels when she cuts and speaks prophecy. She knows each slice of her blade tempts death. But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon’s only hope of ending the conflict.

For the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the prejudice of a fanatic faction is threatening to bring the battle right to Meg and Simon’s doorstep…


I think that the cover for Vision in Silver is the prettiest cover in the series yet. Continue reading

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia | Book Review #279

Trigger Warning: Anxiety, Mentions of Suicide, Car Accidents resulting in Death, and Attempted Suicide. 

This review may contain spoilers.

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31931941Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster.

In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try.

Then Wallace Warland, Monstrous Sea’s biggest fanfiction writer, transfers to her school. Wallace thinks Eliza is just another fan, and as he draws her out of her shell, she begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile.

But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart.


‘You found me in a constellation.’

I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I sat down to read Eliza and Her Monsters. All I really knew about this book was that the main character, Eliza, had an insanely popular online comic book, and that when a new boy moved to her school, Eliza’s life begins to unravel. That was it, so I decided to read the book whenever I got the chance. Continue reading

Spider’s Bite, by Jennifer Estep | Book Review #278

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6611038My name is Gin, and I kill people.

They call me the Spider. I’m the most feared assassin in the South — when I’m not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland. As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me. My Ice magic also comes in handy for making the occasional knife. But I don’t use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride.

Now that a ruthless Air elemental has double-crossed me and killed my handler, I’m out for revenge. And I’ll exterminate anyone who gets in my way — good or bad. I may look hot, but I’m still one of the bad guys. Which is why I’m in trouble, since irresistibly rugged Detective Donovan Caine has agreed to help me. The last thing this coldhearted killer needs when I’m battling a magic more powerful than my own is a sexy distraction… especially when Donovan wants me dead just as much as the enemy.


Spider’s Bite is not a Young Adult novel. Spider’s Bite is an Urban Fantasy, with Paranormal, Magic, Vampires and a Romantic twist. There are sex scenes in this book, and there are scenes involving blood, and murder.

I doubted that I would end up loving this novel. Continue reading

Murder of Crows, by Anne Bishop | Book Review #277

Trigger Warning: Self-Harm, Self-Harm Mention, Rape, Rape Mention

If you are triggered by any of the mentioning’s above, I suggest that you do NOT read this book/series.

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18114152After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sanguemake her something more.

The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murder of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard — Lakeside’s shape-shifting leader — wonders if their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or a future threat.

As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now, the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet—and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.


Bishop’s writing is seriously addictive. Prior to even reading the series I thought that there was a likely chance that I would end up enjoying The Others series. Now that I’ve read the second book though…I’m starting to really love this series! The Others series is an incredibly problematic book, so, I would suggest that if you were to read The Others books, read them with extreme caution. Continue reading

Written in Red, by Anne Bishop | Book Review #276

TRIGGER WARNING: Self-Harm, Rape Mention.

If you get triggered by Self-Harm scenes (cutting) I would recommend that you do not read this book. 

This review may contain spoilers. 

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15711341No one creates realms like New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop. Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities—vampires and shape-shifters among them—who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans.

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others.

Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.


I didn’t know what to expect when I finally got my hands on a copy of Written in Red. Continue reading

Lifeblood, by Gena Showalter | Book Review #275

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30687806“My Firstlife is over, but my Everlife is only now beginning.”

With her last living breath, Tenley “Ten” Lockwood made her choice and picked her realm in the Everlife. Now, as the war between Troika and Myriad rages, she must face the consequences.

Because Ten possesses a rare supernatural ability to absorb and share light, the Powers That Be have the highest expectations for her future—and the enemy wants her neutralized. Fighting to save her Secondlife, she must learn about her realm from the ground up while launching her first mission: convincing a select group of humans to join her side before they die. No pressure, right?

But Ten’s competition is Killian, the boy she can’t forget—the one who gave up everything for her happiness. He has only one shot at redemption: beating Ten at a game she’s never even played. As their throw-downs heat up, so do their undeniable feelings, and soon, Ten will have to make another choice. Love…or victory.


My expectations for Lifeblood were both high and low. Continue reading

Magic of the Loch, by Karen Michelle Nutt | ARC Book Review #274

Thank you to Backlit PR via Netgalley for allowing me to read Magic of the Loch in exchange for an honest review.

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13556132Michaela Grant travels to Scotland for a holiday, knowing this vacation is her last. A medical condition threatens her life and any chance of a future—until she meets Alan MacLachlin, a man forced to exist between two worlds.

Alan is the legendary Loch Ness Monster. Once every fifty years he returns to human form in search of his soul mate, the one woman who can break his curse. He believes he has found forever with Michaela, but to claim it he must figure out how to save her life.

Michaela and Alan vow to take what time has to offer, but another threat looms. A sinister shape shifter with a vendetta against Alan is making Loch Ness his personal hunting ground. Now he’s threatening Michaela. Alan must discover who the shifter is and stop him before it’s too late.


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Just One of the Boys, by Leah & Kate Rooper | ARC Book Review #273

A huge Thank-you to Entangled Teen Publishing, LLC., for allowing me to read this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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36198644Alice Bell has one goal: to play for the elite junior hockey team the Chicago Falcons. But when she’s passed over at tryouts for being a girl, she’ll do anything to make her dream a reality…even disguising herself as her twin brother. With her amazing skills on the ice, Alice is sure she’ll fit in easily. That is, until she starts falling for one of her teammates…

Hayden Tremblay, star of the Falcons, can’t keep himself out of the penalty box. Constantly living in the shadow of his older brother, Hayden’s losing his passion for hockey. But when he gets shown up on the ice by the Falcons’ new rookie, Hayden’s determined to teach the kid a thing or two. Little does he guess that “Al’s” surprises on the ice are just the beginning…

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush title proves that wonderful things can happen when you’re brave enough to go after your dream. Dream hockey player, that is! Warning–a few locker room scenes are included…


Prior to actually reading this novel, I was super-duper-freaking excited for Just One of the Boys. Seriously! I’m so glad that I requested an ARC of this book, Continue reading