Shadow Touched, by Harper Wylde | Book Review

Hello friends, and welcome back! Today I’m posting my book review of

Shadow Touched, by Harper Wylde.

Shadow Touched is the first in The Veil Keeper series.

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987BF7B2-925E-4210-9902-208C2F07E9D0My name is Lorn, and I’m a witch. Or at least, I thought I was.

Turns out, things aren’t always what they seem.

My magic has always been different from others of my kind—untamed. Something to hide, even in my own world, along with my monster-filled dreams and odd ‘episodes.’

When my entire life is turned upside down with a single drop of blood, the mysterious magick I’ve been trying to hide finally catches up to me.

Deserted and stranded on my own, four strangers offer me asylum and a place to call home. At least, for now.

With the help of Dason, Chayton, Axel, and Kota, I’m discovering the truth about myself as my past and my future collide. The world I grew up in was a lie, and now I’m learning how to use my magick, who my enemies are, and that the beasts stalking my sleep are actually real. And they’re my problem.

Surrounded by deadly threats, the guys and I navigate a world full of supernatural creatures, each with their own agendas, to gather the intel we need to defeat the darkness. Hopefully for good.

There’s danger in the shadows, but I’ll be dead before I let it win.

And I’m just getting started.

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.

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Before I managed to finish reading Shadow Touched, I had tried reading this book–allbeit very–briefly. And what I read didn’t interest me at all, unfortunately. However, the synopsis kept nagging and nagging at me. I decided that I had to try reading more than a few pages of Shadow Touched.

And boooooi, I’m glad that I did! Continue reading

Run Little Wolf, by G. Bailey | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I’m bringing you my book review of

Run Little Wolf, by G. Bailey.

Run Little Wolf is the first in the Forest Pack series.

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0BEBE5DD-1BEC-4464-82F2-5C33901FBE67Ever heard the saying, never follow the big bad wolf into the woods?
Well, I wish I had listened to Little Red Riding Hoods advice.

One bite. That’s all it took to turn Harper into a wolf and change her entire life.
Turning eighteen was meant to be a fun night out, a party in the woods to celebrate with friends, but it ends in disaster.
Harper wakes up in a car, on her way to a pack of wolves; ones she must live with. The sexy and alluring alpha welcomes her, declaring her his mate. Only Harper’s best friend, a vampire she grew up with, tells her she belongs with him.
Now, Harper must keep her mates from destroying each other. Can there be a happy ending for them all?

To make matters worse, the wolves are at war with other kinds of shifters. When one of them turns up, demanding she is their mate, will her alpha, who she rejected, fight for her?
Will the vampire, who loves her, help her pack?

18+ menage 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.

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I had high hopes for Run Little Wolf, and while I enjoyed the story, I found it to be a major let down.

The different points of view within the story were great to read from, and otherwise spiced up the story a little–you know, gave it a little pizazz. Buuuuut, other than that the story overall was pretty lacklustre.

I did enjoy having Harper as our main character in Run Little Wolf. However, I’m used to having Bailey’s female leads….have more spark to them, more badassery. And I just didn’t find Harper to fill that role.

I’m interested in reading the other books since there are companion novels in this series, but I don’t know if I’ll ever get around to reading them. I’d really like to have them not turn out to be disappointments to me. You know?

I give Run Little Wolf, 2 stars.

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Have you read Run Little Wolf before? If yes, what did you think of it?

Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!
Adele

First Term, by Rachel Jonas | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my book review of

First Term, by Rachel Jonas.

First Term is the first book in the Dragon Fire Academy series.

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46722047._SY475_Seriously? Four dragon warriors need to stalk my every move? I get it; they think I’m dangerous, but I’m only on their island to learn. Not to destroy it.

This is another unfortunate side-effect of being the freak who descended from all three supernatural lineages. The bloodthirsty dragons, the destructive wolves, and the disloyal witches. Some believe that, when I transition in a few months, there’s a slight, teeny tiny chance I could unleash hell on the supernatural world. Call me crazy, but I’d know if I harbored that kind of power inside me.

… Wouldn’t I?

My entire life, all I’ve wanted was to be normal. Hence the reason I didn’t think twice about trading in my crown for a stack of books. I’ve got four terms on this island to prove the naysayers wrong, including my chaperones—Kai, Ori, Paulo, and Rayen.

These four are gorgeous, but also ominous as heck. Babysitting me has clearly taken their focus off something they’ve deemed more important. So, now they go out of their way to make my life a living hell, with hopes that I’ll give up and leave.

Thanks, guys.

You could cut the tension between us with a knife, but what’s weird is I don’t hate them all the time. There are even odd moments when I catch them watching me. And not in their usual “wish-you-were-dead” sort of way.

Even if I survive the academy, there’s still no guarantee these four and I won’t kill each other before graduation.
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Note: DRAGON FIRE ACADEMY is an upper YA/NA reverse harem romance. This series will take you on a brand-new journey with a descendant of the beloved Seaton Falls shifters, featured in THE LOST ROYALS SAGA. So, keep an eye out for cameos from some of your favorite characters! New readers, rest assured; it’s completely unnecessary to read the previous five-book series before embarking on this fresh chapter, set in a world filled with fierce wolves, hotheaded dragons, and powerful witches you don’t want to cross.

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.

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Didn’t have sex in this first book! Kinda sweet how there were kissing moments, like moments taken from Princess and whomever she was kissing.

Different points of view; mainly read from Noelle.

We don’t get to know the history of this story, we’re given hints throughout the book but that’s it.

The guys; I’ve got to say, are all pretty similar. They stand out only because they’re similar in a way that they’re very familiar with each other—-and they are. They are brothers in every term of the word, save for being blood related. They’ve been hive bros for however long (we don’t find out).

I’m not excited about the fact that in the next book I can ALREADY TELL that Tristan is going to be a dick about something.

I can also predict that Kai’s dad is going to be a Problem. Probably part of the Darkness.

I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in the next novel.

I give First Term, 3 stars.

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The students that are attending the academy are (mostly) over 20 years old.

Have you read First Term, or anything else by Rachel Jonas? 

Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!
Adele

Shadow Caster, by Debbie Cassidy | Book Review

Hello friends! Welcome to another book review on my blog! 

Today I’m reviewing
Shadow Caster, by Debbie Cassidy.

Shadow Caster is the first book in The Nightwatch Academy series. 

Trigger Warnings: Abuse mention.

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46298557._SY475_Murdering humans is a huge no-no and comes with an off-with-your-head sentence. Doesn’t matter if you don’t remember doing the crime.

I killed a human, and no, it wasn’t on purpose, but that shit doesn’t matter to the council. I’m facing death. So, when I’m offered a deal to avoid execution, I’d be a fool not to take it, even if it means leaving the human world and urban life behind to enroll in the Nightwatch Academy – a gothic monstrosity hidden from human eyes, located way too close to the largest tear in the fabric of our reality.

It would be fun if I had any inclination of becoming a member of the Watch or supporting the shadow knights at keeping the Formorian threat at bay. But heck, the monsters beyond the mist aren’t my problem. I have personal demons to deal with.

Once I’m out, the Watch can shove it.

But one sip from the ceremonial goblet and my plans to coast are out of the window as my powers spark to life.

I’m an anomaly, one the Watch won’t be letting walk any time soon.

My only comfort is a man who prides himself on his ability to harness pain. Battle scarred and formidable, he’s my tutor, my mentor, and the object of some super saucy dreams. He’s completely off limits and my only hope of surviving my first test.

I’ll need to harness my powers fast.

There can be no distractions.

But when my fellow cadets start going missing then returning with no memory of who they used to be and my best friend is taken, turning a blind eye is no longer an option.

Allies are limited when you’re a freak. Luckily, I don’t need a cheer squad to get shit done. Whoever is responsible better watch out. I’m coming for them, and I’ll be bringing the pain.

The Vampire Academy meets Game of Thrones in this kick-ass, supernatural academy, Urban Fantasy with a slow burn Why Choose 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.

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Unwanted, by May Dawson | Mini Book Review

Hello loves! In this post I’m going to be reviewing the book,

Unwanted, by May Dawson.

Unwanted is the first book in the Their Shifter Academy series.

Trigger Warnings: Attempted Rape, Bullying, Murder, Murder Mention, Kidnapping mention, sex scenes.

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46144675._SY475_By the time I walk through the doors of the academy, where the born shifters of every pack are trained to fight and lead, I’m famous. Infamous? One of those.

I’ve already fought a battle or two. And my family’s complicated relationships with magic, which has been long forbidden to wolves, isn’t popular with all the packs.

I guess I should’ve said this is the place for born male shifters. There aren’t a lot of shifters like me, with flat irons and skinny jeans packed in their bags.

There’s quite the welcome committee waiting for me.

My cadre, who want to break me down and build me back up again into a fighter.

My bullies, who just want to break me.

My patrol, who rises or falls with me.

They don’t expect me to make it to graduation in four years.

But I know I will.

Who’ll be standing with me at the end?

Their Shifter Academy is a new reverse harem romance series, set in a military academy for shifters.

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.

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Unwanted was quite interesting, in the sense that the main character doesn’t really take no for an answer when she has her mind set on something. And I really do enjoy that she’s so resilient. Like yeah, she’s being bullied–and she has appropriate and genuine reactions to being bullied.

I like different points of view, even though we mainly read from MC’s view point.

I believe, since there’s been a lot of mentioning of the main character’s sister and her sister’s Mates, that the main character herself will also have quite a few mates by the end of this series. I know by the end of this one she already had 2 or 3. Even though they were unrealized.

The storyline is intriguing, and I’m curious to know where it goes. I will be reading the second book. I’m not sure when I’ll be reading the second book, but I’m truly looking forward to reading it. I just hope that the second book will be as … charismatic as Unwanted was.

I give Unwanted, 3 stars.

Have you read Unwanted, or anything else by May Dawson? 

Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!
Adele

Fallen Elemental, by Tamara White | Mini Book Review

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

Fallen Elemental, by Tamara White.

Fallen Elemental is the first book in the Evelyn Storm series.

Trigger Warnings: Physical Abuse, Mental Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Bullying, Kidnapping, Torture Mention, Murder Mention.

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45299296._SY475_I’ve always felt different than everyone around me. And it feels like they know it too, because they treat me like an outcast. When all I really want is to be cared for by someone. To be loved for who I am. Not hated by my parents like I am now, or bullied by girls who know nothing about me, but treated like I too am important and worthy of affection.

It seems like that day has finally arrived when four new guys show up at school and turn my life on its head. I know I shouldn’t let my loneliness be the reason I let them into my life, but I can’t seem to help myself. There is just something about them that draws me in, that makes me long to be near them.

But when my eighteenth birthday arrives, everything I thought I knew about them, and myself, changes. I have to adapt to all sorts of new challenges, like controlling powers I never knew I had. Let’s just hope I don’t destroy the world by accident.

***Warning: this book, while based in high school, is not YA. I recommend readers be over the age of 18 before reading this and and to ensure you read the inside warning page regarding possible triggers.

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.

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When I say that there was so much that happened within this book, I completely, 100%, mean it. Like, Fallen Elemental could have ended at least three times but the story kept on going. And then just when the story got good, IT ENDS! So yes, there’s a slight cliffhanger in this book, but it’s totally worth it—the story is just that interesting and captivating. 

I love the 4 points of view that we read from, and I adore that they all grow to have feelings for one another. 

I’m honestly so stoked for the next book. I can’t wait to see what happens. 

I give Fallen Elemental, 4 stars.

Have you read Fallen Elemental, or anything else written by Tamara White? 

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!
Adele

Born of Embers, by Harper Wylde & Quinn Arthurs | Book Review

Hello loveies! In this post I have my book review of

Born of Embers, by Harper Wylde & Quinn Arthurs. 

Born of Embers is the first book in the Phoenix Rising series. 

Trigger Warnings: Rape mention, Stalking, Murder, Murder mention, Abuse, Abuse mention, Abusive Parent, Blood mention, Gore mention, Gun Usage.

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38319561._SY475_I always knew I was different. I’d thought it had to be hidden – to stay a secret. I didn’t know my secret would become the key to my survival. Turning eighteen and getting accepted into college brings me everything I need to escape from the nightmares of my past but I never could have imagined my nightmares – and dreams – were just beginning. Finding myself thrown into a world of fantasy, politics, friendships, and rules that are nearly impossible to understand, I feel like I’m drowning in a world of shifters I never knew existed. As I struggle to find my place and prevent my nightmares from tearing me apart, I find myself surrounded by an unusual group of sexy men. With Hiro, Killian, Theo, Damien, and Ryder I’m trying to become the woman I’ve always wanted to be, if my past, and my future, will let me.

*Warning this book contains scenes and references of abuse that some readers may find triggering. This book also contains some m/m themes.*

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.

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I had my eye on Born of Embers for such a long time. When I didn’t have it, I wanted to read Nix, and the others’ story so badly. But then I downloaded Born of Embers and suddenly I was apprehensive about reading it. It was only when I re-read the synopsis for Born of Embers that I actually sat down to read it. Continue reading

The Guardian, by Quinn Arthurs | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my book review of

The Guardian, by Quinn Arthurs.

The Guardian is the first book in The Faerie Wars series.

Trigger Warnings: Bullying, Fighting, Attempted Murder.

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43511268I always thought my mom was crazy, with her offerings to the fairies and whispered spells. After she died, I followed her last wishes and performed her final rites – only for my life to turn instantly upside down. My kitchen is now full of three insanely sexy and opinionated men who claim to be witches and fairy knights -and also my soulmates. They claim I have a great destiny, that I am meant to defeat the Elvish Queen, who my mother has been fleeing all of these years!

don’t want an epic destiny, though, I just want to be normal for once in my life, if there is such a thing. With the help of my new companions, Onyx, Terran, and Reed. I will discover strengths inside myself that I had never known and an underworld greater than anything I could have imagined. Now, I must find out if I have the strength to face my destiny and myself!

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.

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I 100% did not read the synopsis for this novel, so I had no idea what I was getting into when I sat to read The Guardian. I legitimately though that the cover looked interesting so I’d try this book out…and I am so glad that I did.  Continue reading

Save the Sea, by G. Bailey | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my review of Save the Sea by G. Bailey.

Save the Sea is the third and final book in the Saved by Pirates trilogy. 

Trigger / Content Warning: Death, War, Sex

39082216Love. Death. Power. When all these words are marked on Cassandra’s soul, can she really save anyone?

Cassandra has finally escaped the king, only to find herself in the middle of the rebels and a war that she is meant to be the leader of. When the changed ones of the mountains go to war, Cassandra and her pirates have to travel across the seas to the mermaids who are the only ones that can help.
But what is the price of the mermaid’s help?

War is whispered, much like the Sea god whispers to Cassandra, but no one speaks the ending.
Can death be the only winner?

18+
**Reverse Harem series and book 3 of 3. **

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.

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My review of Save the Sea is as scattered as much as my thoughts are concerning this novel. Sorry for the messiness!

Prior to reading Save the Sea, I didn’t want to get excited or get my hopes up for this last novel. I didn’t want to expect anything and have my view on this book crumble. Continue reading

Magic Secret, by Meg Xuemei X | Book Review

Hello lovelies! Today I have my book review of

Magic Secret, by Meg Xuemei X.

Magic Secret is the second book in the Half-Blood Academy trilogy.

Trigger Warnings: Sex, Fighting, Death mention, Murder mention.

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46201239._SY475_I hate myself for craving the panty-melting demigods.

But my awakening power is volatile and destructive. Only they can prevent me from turning into a ticking bomb.

When Lucifer’s heir breaches the wards of the Academy to kidnap me, the sea demigod, my sworn enemy, uncovers my hidden origin. Instead of exposing me, or, worse, leading the Dominion army to hunt me down, he leaves a trail of dead bodies behind to protect my dangerous secret.

Magic Secret is the second book in the Half-Blood Academy series with a badass heroine, four deadly, striking demigods, heart-pounding action blended with super steamy love scenes, and great 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.

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This second novel in the Half-Blood Academy, Magic Secret, was quite the intriguing addition to the trilogy. Continue reading