Dragon Rebel, by Alexis Pierce | Book Review

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

Dragon Rebel, by Alexis Pierce.

Dragon Rebel is the third book in the Draecus Clan series.

Trigger Warnings: Blood, Death, Attempted Murder, Murder, Gun usage, Sex Scenes.

Serenity and her mates have narrowly escaped death.

With the Draecus Clan shattered and the queen in hiding, there’s not much Serenity and her mates can do.
The rebels’ takeover and increase in Hunter activity has them against a corner.
But what happens when a man keeps appearing in Serenity’s dreams? An assassin who says he’s meant to kill her?
Will this unlikely ally help save Draecus Clan? Or will dragons go extinct?
Dragon Taken is a Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance.

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.

Diving back into the Draecus Clan I was super excited to see where the story would lead. And while I wasn’t disappointed with Dragon Rebel, I wasn’t too thrilled either…

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Shifting Blood, by Meredith Clarke | Book Review

Hello and welcome to Adele Is Reading.

Today on the blog, I have my review of:

Shifting Blood, by Meredith Clarke.

Shifting Blood is the third book in the Crescent City Wolves series.

Trigger Warnings: Sex, Blood, Death, Murder.
Please note that there may be triggers that pertain to you that I might’ve missed.

What’s a girl to do with a little vampire blood in her system?
I’ll tell you.
Take out the big bad evil.


I have more power and control than I thought was possible.
So why doesn’t my pack let me take care of the danger?
They want me to enlist the help of the ancestors.
With a bond as strong as ours, I know they are only trying to keep me safe.
Turns out, their plan was worse than mine.
In order to defeat Ophelia, the witches in the quarter fill me in on how this works.
I’m going to have to give up something precious.
My blood.
Every.
Last.
Drop.

Everything is at stake while Ophelia and Otto grow stronger.
There’s no more time to argue with the pack.
There is no Plan B.
I’m not scared of fae realms or the ancestors. Not even mythical magical stones.
What terrifies me is losing the only loves I’ve ever had.
I’m willing to do anything–for them.
Even if there is a chance I won’t wake up.

*Shifting Blood is the third 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.

Shifting Blood was one hell of a whirlwind to read and I couldn’t have been happier to read it. I am so happy with the way that things are going, and I absolutely adore that Rose has grown to depend on the guys more, and that she values their thoughts on matters. They’re now truly …. cinq’d. Haah. Puns. …cause there’s 4 guys, and Rose… which makes 5.. and 5 in French is ‘cinq.’ Anyway!

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Mate Tracker series (Books 1 – 3), by Ingrid Seymour | Book Review

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

The Tracker’s Mate, The Tracker’s Secret, and The Tracker’s Rage, by Ingrid Seymour.

These books are, respectively, the first, second, and third books in the Mate Tracker series.

Unfortunately past-me didn’t take note of any possible triggers.

For the sake of saving time, I’m not going to be posting the synopsis’ for each book. However, feel free to take a perusal at your own leisure. Simply click on either the covers, or the titles listed above, to be sent to their respective GoodReads’ pages.

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Dragon Hunted, by Alexis Pierce | Book Review

Hello and welcome to Adele Is Reading!

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

Dragon Hunted, by Alexis Pierce.

Dragon Hunted is the second book in the Draecus Clan series.

Trigger Warnings: Depression, mention of Abusive Parents, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Murder, Attempted Murder.

THIS BOOK IS PART OF A SERIES. DESCRIPTION CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR BOOK 1.


Serenity has been kidnapped.

After the rebels broke into the castle, her world fell apart.
Her dragons are determined to get her back, but there are dangers untold and secrets that could destroy everything.
Serenity must find the strength to fight this new darkness, or this new family she’s found could be gone forever.

Dragon Hunted is a Reverse Harem paranormal romance.

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.

Dragon Hunted is quite the sequel. Not that I wanted to expect much from this second book, but I didn’t expect something…

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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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Mother of Shadows, by Meg Anne | Book Review

Hello and welcome to Adele Is Reading.

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

Mother of Shadows, by Meg Anne.

Mother of Shadows is the first book in The Chosen series.

Trigger Warnings: Kidnapping, Blood, Fighting, Violence, mentions of Mass Murder, mentions of Dead Parents, Sex Scenes, mentions of Accident (with horse).
Please note that there may be other possible triggers that I may have missed.

“It’s not a story.”

With four words, Helena’s quiet life goes up in flames. When her childhood friend returns to tell her she is the prophesied ruler of the Chosen—those blessed with the gift of magic—there’s no avoiding her destiny.

Suddenly, Helena is surrounded by a circle of protectors, each man having sworn their loyalty to her since her birth. All except for one: her Mate.

It’s not enough that she learn how to use her magic and undergo a trial to prove her worthiness; in order to claim her title, Helena must also find the man who carries the other half of her soul.

Exiled due to a past he had no part in, Von is the last man the Chosen expect Helena to select. Despite their protests, his soul calls to hers, and there’s no denying he was made for her. But the prophecy stands…and all isn’t as it seems.

There’s an enemy lurking within plain sight who will stop at nothing to destroy her.

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.

To be quite honest with you, I didn’t know what to expect from Mother of Shadows, like, the way that people converse is more akin to Olde English, but with regular English thrown into the mix. 

There are different points of view, and there’s also a mixture of how the story is told. We have both a passive narrators voice, alongside a first point of view. 

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Dragon Taken, by Alexis Pierce | Book Review

Hello and welcome back to Adele Is Reading.

Today on the blog I have my book review of:

Dragon Taken, by Alexis Pierce.

Dragon Taken is the first book in the Draecus Clan series.

Trigger Warnings: mentions of Stalking, Attempted Drugging, Attempted Kidnapping, Kidnapping, minor Frostbite, Anxiety / Fear, Sex Scenes, Murder, Blood, Depression, mention of Emotional Abuse from a parent, mention of Sexual Harassment. 

Serenity had no idea that dragons existed.
She knows she’s weird, but she’s pretty good at hiding the occasional incident of her hands catching fire.
When she has the worst day of her life, though, she discovers that the world is not quite what it seems.
Just like that, she’s whisked away into a world of dragon shifters, and four in particular seem intent on her.
Can she accept her place in this new world of dragons? Or will she break under the pressure?

Dragon Taken is a Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance.

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.

I hadn’t read a dragon-shifter book in a long time, and frankly, I love dragon-shifter stories a lot. Which is maybe why I haven’t read too many (in comparison to wolf-shifter stories).

Going into Dragon Taken I had no idea what would happen in the book, I think I read like, maybe the first 2 sentences of the synopsis and was like “YES, THIS IS FOR MEEEEE” and then downloaded the book, hahaha. 

Needless to say there were quite a few things that surprised me throughout this first installation of the Draecus Clan series. 

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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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