The Lost Eden, by Storm Song | Book Review

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

The Lost Eden, by Storm Song.

The Lost Eden is the first book in the Elemental Eden series.

Trigger / Content Warning: Drowning, Multiple Drownings, Humiliation, Murder, Blood, Wrongful Arrest.

Please note that there’s a chance that I didn’t catch any other possible triggers pertaining to The Lost Eden.

In a world ruled by elemental magic where everyone holds the ability to manipulate one element I, Eden Montgomery, was a misfit.

My entire life I thought I was a magical dud, thrown into an orphanage by my parents as a baby and forced to work a dead end job at a magical coffee shop just to get by. In a place where everyone was extraordinary I had come to terms with being ordinary.

Until my twentieth birthday when a handsome young stranger walked into the shop and my life changed forever.

But what he said couldn’t possibly be true- that I was the lost eden, a mage with the ability to control all four elements.

But when my best friend is captured by a fire wielding king hell bent on enslaving all the other mages I have no choice but to listen and try my hardest to tap into the power everyone thinks I have.

Only an eden can unite all of the magical sectors to rise up against the king.

I was prepared to master the four elements, but I wasn’t prepared to fall for the four hot elemental princes who were tasked with helping me save the world.

Can I actually master the ancient arts in time to save the world?

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 Lost Eden was a pretty rad read, not gonna lie. I actually really enjoy reading elemental stories. I love the twists and turns that people create with them! And The Lost Eden did not disappoint.

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Wolf Hunted, by Sadie Moss | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my book review of Wolf Hunted, by Sadie Moss.

Wolf Hunted is the first book in the The Last Shifter series.

Trigger Warning: Guns and Gun Violence, Sex Scenes

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43385894***Paranormal Reverse Harem***

Four renegade wolf shifters. An innocent young woman trapped in a web of lies. When their fates collide, sparks will fly…

Diagnosed with a rare terminal illness, I’ve spent over half my life in the Strand Corporation’s state-of-the-art treatment facility. I keep my chin up and do everything the doctors order, praying one day I’ll walk out of here in perfect health.

But when that day finally arrives, it’s nothing like I hoped it would be. Instead, it comes in a hail of gunfire, along with four distractingly handsome men who say they’re here to rescue me.

On the run with these mysterious men and hunted by the very people I believed were my caretakers, I begin to realize nothing is what I thought it was.

Turns out, I’m not really sick.

I’m not completely human either…

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 didn’t know what quite to expect when I started reading Wolf Hunted. All that I really knew about this story was that 1. it was a shifter novel, and 2., Wolf Hunted + series was a Reverse Harem story. Which might be my new favourite thing.

Within Wolf Hunted, there is one point of view: Alexis. I quite like her character and I am excited to see what she brings to the story.

Though to be honest, I’m kind of over the I’ve been in a hospital/asylum for X-amount of time, and your my first love! trope.  

The first seven chapters of Wolf Hunted are wild—there’s so much that happens. We start reading Alexis’ story and we’re off on a chase. I’m not kidding when I say that the plot of this story is incredibly fast. I’m talking whirlwind fast. And with the amount of plot that we’re given, Wolf Hunted was like a speed-read for me.

We learn that Alexis had been lied to for her whole life, that the ones she considered a second family to her, were all lying to her. So Alexis’ life was evidently ripped away from her when she found out the truth. —- Everything that Alexis knew was a lie. Honestly, I want to say that this was a huge surprise, but it isn’t. Whenever I read captivity stories this is always how things are.

Once I hit the 8th chapter mark, from then on it felt like a race to get to where Alexis and her guys were by the end of Wolf Hunted. 

And how Wolf Hunted ended had me downloading the second book right after I finished this review. 

I give Wolf Hunted, 3 stars.

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Have you read anything by Sadie Moss? Did you enjoy it?

Thanks for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!
Adele