Thursday, November 21, 2013

Elysian (Celestra #8)

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Author:  Addison Moore
Goodreads Rating: 4.25
My Rating: 5
Pages: 559

Love and destiny wait for no one.

Skyla Messenger is in the arms of death.

While Skyla awaits the verdict of the faction war, she makes some troubling discoveries. Covenants that were sealed in the past come back to haunt her, and she must make hard decisions that will effect all those around her.

It took me forever to read this book because it was the last one and I did not want to leave Logan, Gage and Skyla. Now I know that their story will continue and I am thrilled! Their highschool years could not have ended any better.

Addison Moore suprised me. I just knew that someone was going to be upset with the ending, but she really figured out a way to make everyone happy. Yes, there is still heartbreak but in a bitter sweet way. I was an emotional rollercoster reading this. Many times I wanted to cry, the ache for Skyla ran so deep, but I just kept reading to my suprise the mood changes.

Addison you are an amazing author. The surprises just keep coming. Who else could make death so romantic? Celestra Forever After cannot get here fast enough! While I'm waiting
Perfect Love sounds like a good place to start.

Thursday, May 23, 2013


Author:  Addison Moore
Goodreads Rating: 4.34
My Rating: 4
Pages: 412

The last thing Laken Stewart remembers is the oncoming car, then bursting through the windshield.

Two months dissolve without her knowledge and she finds herself in unfamiliar surroundings with strangers who not only profess to know her but insist she’s someone else entirely.

Laken discovers her long dead boyfriend, Wesley, has been thrown into this alternate world as well. He is quick to inform her she suffered a horrible fall and that her memory hasn’t fully returned. According to Wesley the other life she had—her name, her family, they were simply a side effect of her brain trauma.

In her quest for answers she meets Cooper Flanders, the son of her psychiatrist who readily believes every word she says.

Laken Stewart knows she died on that hot July afternoon, but now she’s alive—or is she?

My Review

Something’s is wrong and Laken is not sure what to believe.  Everyone is trying to tell her that she fell and hit her head and that is what has her memory messed up.  It’s not that her memory is just messed up though.  She believes that she has lived an entirely different life than what those around her think.

Now it is up to Laken to find the truth.  Can she reconnect with what she thinks to be her dead boyfriend from her former life, Wesley?    He tells her that she is an Angel, a real Angel, known as a Count.  All she knows is that if she is here in this alternate reality she has to find out what happened to the rest of her family, and she is going to need help to do it. That’s where Cooper Flanders comes in.

This book surely compares to the Celestra Series.  There is good looking guys, mean girls, and monsters of all kinds.  Looking forward to the 2nd book.

I kinda became addicted to the Celestra series.  So you can imagine how happy I was to see that there was going to be a spin off coming out before the ending of the series.  I was worried that it wouldn’t live up to Skyla, Gage and Logan’s story.  Although it is different, I think it is shaping up to be a great addition to Addison Moore’s writing. 

Hi Everyone

Hi Everyone!!!  I know, I know…  It has been a while since I have posted anything.  I have had a million things going on.  But I’M BACK NOW, and I will try not to leave for so long again.  I have missed reading so so much!  On a good note there is a lot of books that have been released that I have been waiting on! I will also be posting a review for Ephemeral later today. So DON'T WAIT, go check it out!!!

Thanks for hanging in there with me!


Friday, October 12, 2012

Forever (Fateful #3)

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Pages: 300

Danielle and Ethan may have solved their problem with vampires, but other magical beings have taken interest in the ones who discovered the cure.

On the run trying to escape a gaggle of evil pixies, a clan of creepy werewolves, a coven or two of wicked witches, and a school of lovely but malicious mermaids, they fight to have a normal life. But that isn't so easy when the only aid they have is from slightly dishonest fairies and flirtatious vampire bodyguards.

This is Danielle and Ethan's happily forever after....

I was really excited to read the last book in this series!  I wanted so badly for things to turn out good for these characters, they had enough devastation!  Not to mention in the description it says that this is Danielle and Ethan’s happily ever after.  So far I have been impressed with this new author’s writing.

I love the storyline and the characters.  I haven’t read a book where there is a cure for vampirism, so that was a nice touch.  All of the tragedy the couple goes through makes you love them that much more.   Also, the inclusion of some many different types of paranormal beings was great!  There were vampires, fairies, pixies, werewolves, witches, sorceresses, and mermaids.  The werewolves and mermaids were unlike any that I have read about, unique to the writer.  This is rare because of all the books out there about them.

As far as this book, I was a little disappointed.  There was so much going on in such a short period of time.  I feel like she could have split it up into two books.  The fast-forward 4 years at the end was a little much.  I would have liked to see how the characters did when they were no longer in danger.  What was it like for them to be safe in their home without vampire bodyguards always around?  How did the pregnancy go?  What happened to Danielle’s family and the Order members that protected them so long?

Overall I would recommend the series to anyone looking for a good YA paranormal romance.  This beginning author has an amazing talent! 

Looking forward to reading more of her work! J

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fractured (Fateful #2)

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Pages: 317 

They had thought they'd escaped most of the danger surrounding them, when in truth they've made it worse by unintentionally sparking a civil war amongst vampires. Many vampires want to protect them for discovering the cure to the curse binding their kind. However many more want to destroy them for that same discovery.

Ethan's and Danielle's struggle for survival intensifies while they sink deeper into the midst of this danger. The romantic fairytale bliss they once had will soon fracture under the pressure of the curse....

This series really has me captured! I was initially weary about reading this because it seemed just like everything else I have read. It has vampires, young female love interest recently moved to a new place that is human. Then the 1st book threw a curve by offering a cure to the curse.

Now in the 2nd book of the series I thought that all would be great and Danielle and Ethan would get married and live happily ever after. Not so much. Now there are others that are upset about the cure that are wagering war. Some only want to be cured themselves, but they also pose a threat. With both Danielle and Ethan now being human, they can’t protect themselves. 

It is not only vampires that threaten the couple, but other creatures as well. The couple and their bodyguards choose to make a life changing decision and chance all that they have worked for to free themselves from this danger.

One thing that I can say is that the author doesn’t leave you hanging at the end of the books. This could be a good or bad thing. On one hand I like the fact that the book could be read as a stand-alone, on the other I think that readers may just stop reading thinking there is nothing to look forward to. 
I for one am going to keep reading! J

Monday, October 8, 2012


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Pages:  365   
 A huge fan of Jane Austen, Danielle hopes to find her own Mr. Darcy when she leaves Colorado to attend art school in London. Of course she knows it's silly to wish for that, naive even. But she's met enough males who lacked respect for women, a growing trend it seemed. And at nineteen...well.... However, on only her second night there she gets lost and is threatened by a stalker who proves to be immune to her martial arts training. Before she is completely overpowered, she is then saved by Ethan Deveroux.

While Danielle does find the romance she seeks in Ethan, he's no Mr. Darcy. Her hero is held by a spell which fractures their chance at a happy ending. During the day Ethan is closer to mortal than immortal and can date her like any other man. Yet, as the sun sets, the powerful magic of an ancient curse returns and the evil of that spell is revealed. When that magic begins, Danielle's fairytale romance ends because Ethan Deveroux is a vampire.
Danielle is a beautiful girl that loves art and Jane Austen.  She has a directional problem that I can relate to, getting lost all to often.  Her Father pursuaded her to train in martial arts so she could protect herself.  She leaves Colorado to attend art school in London.  Her Aunt, Uncle, and cousin live in London and are happy to have her stay with them. 
Her fears come true on one of her first nights in London.  Her cousin leaves her at the library and Danielle is forced to see herself home.  When she walks out to get in the car, she notices a man standing against her car.  Trying not to panic she tries to return to the safety of the library only to find the doors locked.  She then begins to walk down the street to find another safe place so she can call her cousin.  Only goes the wrong way and ends up in an ally with the guy right behind her.  While running she runs into another guy that seems to scare the guy chasing her away.  He then shows her the way home.  The beautiful stranger saved her life.
She later meets her hero again at a garden party hosted by her Uncle and they begin dating.  She knows there is something different about him, but can't understand what it is.  He is a perfect gentleman and treats her with the utmost respect, but the feeling she gets when he looks at her is definitely not normal.


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tiger's Destiny

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Author:  Colleen Houck
Goodreads Rating: 4.74
My Rating: 5
Pages: 464

With three of the goddess Durga's quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger's curse.

But the trio's greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga's final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal.  

It's a race against time--and the evil sorcerer Lokesh--in this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the bestselling Tiger's Curse series, which pits good against evil, tests the bonds of love and loyalty, and finally reveals the tigers' true destinies once and for all. 

Tiger's Destiny is filled with adventure that makes you want to never stop reading.  Riveting war scenes that make you feel that you are in the middle of the action and cringe when one of the heroes take a blow.  Bitter sweet scenes that have your heart aching, and happiness that over comes you with emotion.

Kesley's ultimate task is to choose one of the brothers to love and built a life with.  That seems like a simple task, but is too hard for her to do on her own.  She is tested throughout the story by both human and beast.  She knows in her heart what is true, but does not want to hurt either of the brothers.  In the end it is the brothers that make the choice for her.  She knows that it is the right choice, but still has a hard time letting go of the other brother.  

She also has to face her fear of death.  She has held her heart back, scared to be pained by death.  She looses yet another person that is dear to her in death.  It takes a beast to show her that death is nothing to fear and is the natural cycle of life. 

I highly recommend this series! Colleen Houck has a way with words that will make you part of the story and stay with you long after you have finished reading.