Monthly Archives: April 2016

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

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Last one and then I’m all caught up!

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My summer.
My heart.
My life next door.

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not.
Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And everyday from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them… Until one balmy summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs the trellis to sit by her – and changes everything.

Samantha has a life that’s plain. Her mother is the state senator and is always out at functions. Samantha’s older sister Tracey is always with her boyfriend Flip and will soon be leaving for university.

From the start the Garretts have always been forbidden. They were loud and messy whereas Samantha’s mother was neat and quiet. But that’s never stopped Samantha from watching the Garretts from her bedroom window and wishing she was one of them.

Then her life changes when Jase Garrett climbs up to sit beside her in on the roof and suddenly she’s launched into the colourful and messy world of the Garretts.

At first Samantha doesn’t quite know what to do but soon she’s growing closer to Jase and soon they are dating and she’s an honorary Garrett herself. 

Then everything changes. A tragedy happens and Samantha knows the truth of what happened but her feelings for Jase and the Garretts and he loyalty to her mum and family is soon put to the test.

To top all that off her best friend, Nan, has turned on her and Nan’s twin brother, Tim, the drink and drug abuser is trying to turn his life around.

But where does Samantha really belong? With the noisy Garretts or back at her regimented clean home with her mother?

This book was really addictive to be honest and I really enjoyed it.

Samantha is one of these characters you can’t help to love, even if she does make mistakes along the way. She grows as a person throughout the book and to be honest the Garretts are to help with that.
I feel bad for her too because her mother is slightly cold and if it isn’t about her, she’s not entirely interested. From the off Samantha has been told that the Garretts are off limits because of who they are. There are 8 Garretts in total and their house is a chaos. They are loud and lively and Samantha’s mother doesn’t like that.
With Samantha spying on them to see what their family are like and wishing she could be a part of it, it makes you feel a bit sad for her. Her life is mapped out by her mother, always seen as the good girl, never allowed to show her mother up because of the position she has.
I like Samantha and I’m so glad she defied her mother and finally decided to wake up. She’s goes so well with Jase too.

Jase. Sigh. He’s another book boyfriend on the list haha. Jase is one of the oldest of the Garretts. He has two older siblings above him, Alice and Joel, and five younger siblings; Andy, Duff, Harry, George and Patsy. His life is a whirlwind of chaos and happiness and when Samantha comes into his life it’s complete. He’s not the typical bad boy either. Usually the boys next door types in books are bad boys but Jase is kind of a good boy. Even though he looks like a rebel. He knows what he wants to do in his life and adores his family. Him and Samantha work well together and goes to show that opposites can attract really.

The whole Garrett clan are great and I laughed along with their antics. George was my favourite from the start because he’s just too cute not too. Running around naked, knowing facts about space and basically telling Samantha that she has to marry Jase. I think George was Samantha’s favourite too.

Tim I feel for. Pushed aside for the perfect sister, getting in with the wrong crowd and basically has his problems ignored by his family has got to be hard. He used to be best friends with Sam growing up but it changed due to the drink and drug habit. That is until he meets Mr Garrett and gets into the Garrett lifestyle. I’m glad someone got through to him.

Nan. Well she calls herself a best friend to Sam but she really wasn’t. Everything was a competition to her and to be honest I’m glad what happened. I’ve had friends like that, always competing to make sure that they came out on top so I can relate to this friendship. I didn’t like her.

Sam’s mother Grace… well… let’s just say I’m glad she’s not my mum. Although I do hope she gets a bit more humble after everything that happened because that woman needs a reality check.

Clay Tucker… eurgh that’s all I’ll say.

Overall the book was great. It’s the first book I’ve read by Huntley Fitzpatrick and I was sucked in from the beginning so I will definitely be picking up another book by her in the future.

It’s a great book.

4 out of 5 stars

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Never Never Part 3 by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

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Together, Silas Nash and Charlie Wynwood must look deeper into the past to find out who they were and who they want to be. With time ticking down, the couple are in a race to find the answers they need before they lose everything.

Can they regain what they once had?
And will it restore who they once were?

This book picks right up from where part 2 ended and Charlie and Silas have lost their memories…. again.

Charlie can’t remember anything about why she’s in this hotel room but it seems as though Silas remembers a lot more than he’s letting on.

They already have limited time again to remember why they are like this and, with the help of Charlie’s sister, Janette, and Silas’s brother, Landon, they manage to piece together a few things.

But Silas learns the truth as to why they keep forgetting who they are and he knows there are only a few hours left to make Charlie fall in love with him again before she loses her memory… again.

I did love the first two books and the whole mystery surrounding as to why they are forgetting their memories. Especially part 2 with the whole kidnapping thing and the locking away in Charlie’s abandoned house by a someone she goes to school with and her mother.

Then there’s part 3.

I really hoped it was going to be full of the stuff that made the other two books so great but… The whole reason they keep losing there memories was not what I was expecting.

Don’t get me wrong… It was cute and sweet but I expected something more sinister. Part 2 had all of the intrigue and the guessing as to who was behind all of it because you had so many people who it could be. Then it was revealed in the what the real reason was and although I was like awww, I was also like oh.

It was good though. I just wasn’t expecting that reason and there is probably still a few unanswered questions from the previous books but I suppose that was what they wanted.

And the ending… I read it wrong to begin with and felt really confused because I was like huh? But then my friend said she felt like that too because she read it wrong and when we re read it again it made sense. (Which this review isn’t I know!)

It was still a good ending to the books, just not what I was expecting.

I still do love Colleen Hoover and should probably look into Tarryn Fishers books too.

3 out of 5 stars

Forever by Judy Blume

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Michael stopped the car and kissed me again. ‘You’re delicious,’ he said.
No boy had ever told me that.
As I opened the door all I could think of to say was, ‘See you…’ but that wasn’t at all what I meant.

Katherine and Michael meet at a party. The attraction is instant and pretty soon they’re going out – and making out.
This is love, and love is forever – right?

But love isn’t simple – and when Katherine’s parents make them spend the summer apart, forever begins to feel like an awfully long time…

Katherine is 17 and is at a party where she meets Michael.

As it says in he blurb the attraction is instant and soon they start dating. They make out the day after the party so the attraction is definitely instant!

Things move quickly, from making out to pleasuring each other. The next step is obviously sex because obviously they are going to be together forever so it seems right.

After a few months Katherine’s parents want her to get a summer job. But the summer job they pick means she’ll be separated from Michael. But they’re forever so the distance is nothing.

Right?

Okay so without really spoiling the plot I can’t tell much. The book is only 202 pages long and if I did a bigger summary I’d end up telling the whole thing.

The book was written in the 70s so it was a little bit hard to get into the mindset of a teenager in the 70s because I still kept thinking of mobile phones and tablets and all those things but obviously none of these.

When Judy wrote this book it was mainly about protecting unwanted pregnancy. Whereas now it’s such more.

The book is simple and to the point. The relationship between Michael and Katherine is really quick to be honest but maybe that’s how it was back then? I don’t know.

Katherine and Michael are a little bit obsessed with each other to begin with and the whole ‘we’ll be together forever’ thing is really full on. But being away from each other all summer… Katherine suddenly realises that forever is a long time and there’s a world and other boys out there besides Michael. Especially when she meets Theo…

It’s a story of first love, first time and first heartbreak and trust me… It all happens.

It was funny in some parts and serious in the other.

Erica’s relationship with Artie is sad and what happens breaks your heart. And Sybil is equally heartbreaking.

It’s a good book and I did read it all in about two hours.

It’s just weird imagining the 70s haha

In its time I can imagine it was quite a taboo book with teenagers because the content is is a bit woah! Obviously we’re all used to much more stuff in books now a days (with all the smut books there are now) but damn I can imagine teenagers thinking this book was the greatest thing ever and parents trying to ban them from reading it or something.

It’s definitely worth a read though

3.75 out of 5 stars

Angel Dares by Joss Stirling

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Angel is impulsive.
Disguising her savant ability to control water doesn’t come easy to her. 

Then she meets the broodingly handsome Marcus at a music festival where they’re both performing, and finds herself all at sea. For when he sings, her soul answers with its own music.

Like the tide, their mutual attraction cannot be held back but Marcus’s mistrust of Angel’s gift is even stronger. How can they be together if Marcus is unable to accept who Angel is or what they could mean to each other?

And with the net closing in on the Savant community – it is time for everyone to choose a side.

Well this one was different!

Angel’s gift is to manipulate water and more than once it’s come in handy for her (especially with her band mates wandering hands!) But trying to hide it is hard.

When she rehearses with her band Seventh Edition and gets thrown out just before they get a music festival gig, she’s fuming.

But Will Benedict needs her help; his soul finder is going to be at the festival and he needs Angel to be there to help find her.

Sounds simple. All she has to do is grovel her way back into the band and be just a little bit nicer to the lead singer (eurgh)

At the festival, Angel learns that her favourite band, Gifted, will be headlining. She’s already had a run in with Marcus OMG Cohen at the front gates so being friendly to her favourite band will be easy…. especially with Will’s soul finder being apart of the entourage!

As she gets herself friendly with Gifted she learns that maybe there are some Savants that haven’t quite come to terms with their gifts just yet.

Of course it goes smoothly for Will and his soul finder Margot, even if she does need a bit of persuasion to accept her Savant side. But for Angel things aren’t going smoothly.

It’s clear that Kurt, lead singer of Gifted, and Marcus have Savant gifts themselves but neither of them are prepared to hear the truth and mark her off as crazy. Even if the attraction between her and Marcus is through the roof!

When Angel is kidnapped though by people who are trying to out the Savants, her only choice is to reach out to Marcus, he is her soul finder after all, but he doesn’t want to do telepathy. But suddenly he doesn’t have a choice.

Despite Marcus not wanting to be apart of the Savant community he has no choice but to answer Angel. Even though he makes it perfectly clear he doesn’t believe she’s been kidnapped.

Will Marcus be able to accept his fate? Or are he and Angel destined to be soul finders?

Omg this book was different from the others!

Before they usually accept what they are and how they are meant to be together…. well there are a few obstacles but that’s part of a romance YA book.

But Marcus refused point blank to accept it. Even when Angel tried mind speak and when she reached out to him when she was in danger, he still wouldn’t accept it. Thinking she was tricking him.

But damn it was a good book!

Angel is sure of herself and will go in all guns blazing without thinking. She sees what she wants and goes for it. She’s impulsive and throughout the book she gets a lot of things wrong. She does try to be normal and less impulsive but it’s not her and Marcus and Kurt call her out on it. She’s a lot different from the truth telling Misty but their friendship works.
When she’s in danger and trying to stop herself from drowning, all she wants is her friends and she resides her self to the fact that her soul finder wants nothing to do with her. Even though it hurts.

Marcus is so reluctant to accept this life. He is extremely mistrustful of her gift and this whole Savant thing, still thinking Angel is out to play them all.
When she reaches out to him when he’s in the middle of a gig, he doesn’t exactly want to help her. Thinking it’s a game she’s playing. But when they do rescue her and things become clear it’s too late.

Kurt is the cool rocker who has a Savant gift himself even if he doesn’t admit it either and even he gets angry at Angel.

I like how the Benedict brothers look out for everyone. Even though Angel and Summer aren’t apart of the family they accept them as extended members. After all the Savant community is a big family themselves.

Misty, Summer and Alex are in this one too as well as a few other Benedict boys.

This one was more of a OMG book because everything kept going wrong and it was a little refreshing to see a guy that really didn’t want anything to do with this world. Marcus and Angel, despite their mutual attraction, was really hard in getting together and in getting Marcus to accept it all.

And like with the last post… I love these books and I want a Summer book because I want to know if Victor manages to get his soul finder… especially with where she is!!

4 out 5 stars

Misty Falls by Joss Stirling

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Fall for the lie…
   Then unravel the truth.

Misty is a one-girl disaster zone. Born with a Savant ‘gift’ that means she can never tell a lie, her compulsive truth-telling gets her into trouble whenever she goes.

So when she meet Alex: gorgeous, confident and impossibly charming, Misty instantly resolves to keep her distance… Someone so perfect could never be hers, surely?

But a dark shadow has fallen across the Savant community. A serial killer is stalking young people who have there special mental powers. Soon one of them will be taken to the edge of death… and beyond.

I love these books!

Misty is the niece of Crystal who had her own book in the Benedicts series. Misty is a disaster zone. Her Savant gift means that people around her, and herself, cannot tell a lie.

Misty is on a trip to South Africa with Uriel to find his soul seeker.

When they arrive there, Misty’s aunt has already narrowed down a few potential females for Uriel but after a false start it looks like nothing is going right. Until he does meet her at a school for boys.

While there Misty meets Alex and his friends. Alex is gorgeous and confident but around her his charm doesn’t seem to work. They get off to a few wrong starts and when Misty over hears them talking about her and how none of them would ever date her, Misty feels like crap.

After a few more days with Alex she finally leaves South Africa knowing that she won’t really see him again. Until he arrives at her school with the others for the debating team.

Misty, although she fancies him, knows he’s not for her and tries to get him to talk telepathically to her best friend Summer, knowing that they would be more suited as Soul Finders then she would be. But when it turns out that Misty is his Soul Finder she’s in for a bumpy ride.

Alex has no family and hasn’t had to care for anyone so he doesn’t know how to deal with this. When a long lost Uncle of Alex’s turns up and wants to get to know him, Alex and Misty’s relationship starts to get rocky and when they have an argument at a Pizza restaurant and Misty fails to go home, she knows that the Savant serial killer has her. But who it is is the surprising thing.

Ending up in America with her kidnapper it’s a matter of life and death, especially with Alex and the other Benedicts on their way.

But when one of them does end up on the brink of death what’s going to happen? And will they be able to save them?

AAAAHHHH!

Okay so I loved the Benedict brothers from the first book Finding Sky. I loved this world of Savants and the whole idea that there’s the other half of you out there. Very romantic!

Finding Sky, Stealing Phoenix and Seeking Crystal focused on the three younger Benedict brothers: Zed, Yves and Xav. This book focused on Uriel one of the older Benedict boys. I’m glad they managed to get him into a book to find his soul seeker, because at the end of Seeking Crystal we knew where the other three Benedict boys soul seekers were. (One of them is already married in the first book).

Even though this was about Misty, I liked how they still included all the other characters and didn’t take away from the fact this was about Uriel finding his but at the same time it was about Misty finding hers. (I’m just typing whatever is coming to mind so I’m sorry if it doesn’t make sense!)

Misty is a great character. I love her Savant gift even if she doesn’t because when she tells the truth it can be quite funny in some cases. Misty does grow throughout the book and becomes a stronger person and her story and how she is with her friends and all the other Benedicts is great. Her relationship with Alex is tested but that’s what make romance books great. Her gift with Alex does make a few moments awkward but it’s… ahhh just great.

Alex is hot. Seriously. I love how he learns to care for others throughout the book, not really knowing how to do that in the beginning. He is so surprised by Misty and in the beginning he is a bit mean to her (there is a reason though!) But the whole relationship is full of ups and downs. Alex wants to be there for Misty but when a relative turns up out of the blue he finds it hard to maintain the balance of keeping one or the other happy. He is a great character though and the ending with him and the feels and oh god I was a wreck of feels.

I loved Misty’s friends, Angel and Summer and how well they fit in with the other Benedicts.

Uriel and his soul finder Tarryn are great too and there gifts work well together, especially when it’s needed towards the end of the book!

As I mentioned the feels at the end are… god I couldn’t cope!

I love these books. I do love my dystopian and fantasy books but sometimes a little YA romance is a great break from all of those and these are my biggest loves. It’s just so easy to get lost in them and I love the characters and how well they interact with each other.

I read this book in a day… and the next book that came after it!

You should definitely read them just to get away from the world and to fall in love with the notion that you have a soul mate out there somewhere.

4 out of 5 stars

The Power by Jennifer L Armentrout

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So I’ve been off work for a few days since I’ve damaged the ligaments on my ankle so that means I’ve read quite a few books… which means a back log of reviews!
Please bare with me if I can’t remember things haha

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The Covenant University has become a front line for the escalating violence between pure-bloods and half-bloods – war between the races seems inevitable. Sets must prepare Josie for battle, which means teaching her how to control her new found demigod abilities… and they need to find and rescue the other demigods before their enemies – the Titans – find them first.

Only one thing is more dangerous than a bunch of Titans, and that’s an out-of-control Apollyon. The aether in Josie is drawing Apollyon Sets in deeper, and their closeness becomes explosively dangerous. But letting Josie go requires a level of selflessness that just isn’t Set’s style.

When the danger from the Titans erupts with devastating consequences, the dark allure of power calls to Seth once again. But this time, Josie may not be able to pull him back from the brink…

Eeeeek! JLA knows how to play with feels!

The Covenant University is being plagued by violence. The Pure-bloods are not happy with the demolition of the breed order and they are taking it out on half-bloods. In a bad way.

While everything is happening Seth is training Josie to unleash her demigod powers but the more she uses her power, the more Seth is getting addicted to her aether.
He knows the best thing would be to walk away from her but it’s easier said than done.

When they are making out after a training session and an argument, Seth does something unthinkable and he knows it’s time he left her alone.

With Josie alone and training with other people, her powers are coming to light.

When Alex and Aiden return to Earth from spending 6 months in the Otherworld, everything changes.

With daimons breaking into the Covenant and everyone ready to kick ass, Seth looses his mind when he sees Josie among them fighting and well… what follows is sexy sexy time 😉

When Apollo brings Hercules to them to help find the other demigods, Seth’s God Killer power is unleashed when he kills a Titan. A powerful Titan.

Will Seth be able to control his new powers? Or is he destined to go crazy with power?

Ahhh JLA knows how to write!

This book was just as great as the first one, full of even more fights and more sexy sexy time!
Whereas the Covenant series was YA, The Titan books are NA so we get just that little bit more.

Seth is still the same as always: cocky, arrogant, full of himself but damn he hot! Despite all this he does have a soft side and reveals a part of himself to Josie throughout the books. You see more about him than just the cocky Seth we knew in the covenant books. Seth is trying hard in this book to not give in to the aether and let his Apollyon powers get too much. He knows that the longer he stays around Josie the more he’s tempted by her aether. But as we know, Seth can be a little bit selfish so walking away from her is hard. But when things go wrong and Seth has to kill a Titan, those powers are unleashed. So does this mean he’s dangerous? Or can Josie save him?

Josie is her usual geeky, awkward self. And still can’t pronounce Apollyon properly! She’s training to unleash her demigod powers but as usual it’s hard. Especially with Seth training her. When something happens and Seth walks away from her she gets trained by someone else and with doing this her powers are unleashed. Still a bit unsure about killing things it’s put to the test when Daimons break into the covenant. With the arrival of Hercules and the whole find the other demigods task, Josie has a lot on her plate but when Seth turns on his Apollyon powers she knows only she can save him from himself.

Alex and Aiden are back too and I’m glad they didn’t take away from you story of Seth and Josie. Although they had a few scenes they were more background. I love those too though and I really want another story from them haha. I can understand why Josie was a little jealous of Alex when she arrived and especially when Apollo seems to like her more than he likes his own daughter. But they are still in love and still kick ass and still… yeah.

Hercules was a surprise! I’m used to the Disney version of Hercules so this cocky arrogant sweary shags any female Hercules was different! I did still like him though and he and Seth would probably have a great bromance together if they weren’t sniping with each other all the time.

We had the other characters too in the form of Luke and Deacon who are still loved up and hot for each other. Especially with the one scene Seth witnesses haha.

The new demigod Gable is going to be interesting.

But the death though… The death!!!! I can’t deal.

I love JLA and as always I can’t fault her writing. I love it and the way it sucks you in is still as epic as always.

I want the next book now though because the way it ended… damn!

5 out of 5 stars

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

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If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.

Mare’s blood is red, but her unique Silver ability – the power to control lightening – has turned her into a weapon that the Silver court will do anything to control.

As Mare escapes the clutches of Maven, the Prince – and friend – who betrayed her, she discovers something shocking: she is not he only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive King, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters.

But Mare is treading a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat. Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are he cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her for ever?

OMG OMG OMG OMG!

I loved loved loved The Red Queen and this sequel was everything you wanted in a second book. It was even more heart stopping and electrifying than the first book (see what I did there? :P)

Glass Sword follows on from where Red Queen ended. Mare and Cal have been ‘rescued’ by the Scarlet Guard but not everything is going to go smoothly.

When they arrive, Mare is separated for Cal, despite the fact that she doesn’t want to be away from him. They may think they are safe but Mare knows not to trust anyone and when they arrive at the barracks, Cal is trapped and imprisoned, despite Mare telling everyone he is innocent.

Mare gets reunited with her family but her brothers, Trammy and Bree, have changed. They are apart of the guard and more opposed to Cal and the Silvers than anyone.

With the brother they thought dead is also back, Shade is also known to have theses unique powers and helps in anyway he can to set Mare and Cal free.

When they escape the barracks with a hand-full of people, Mare sets on a quest to find the other people with these unique powers – The New Bloods – but its a race as Maven is also on the hunt for them.

With a few nail biting moments and some that they barely escape from, Mare, Cal, Kilorn, Shade and Farley have a small army of New Bloods on the go, each ranging in age, but for everyone they find, Maven is killing a few more.

When they go to break Julian and Sara and all the other New Bloods and the Silvers that opposed the new rule from a high security prison, she knows something isn’t right. She was warned that Maven would arrive on the fourth day and wouldn’t escape from the Seer Jon, but when they go to do the plan on the third day (this making sense? You keeping up?) before Maven arrives, things are even worse than they thought.

The Queen is there, the one who wants Cal’s head and Mare’s mind and she’s there with an army. Will lives be lost? Will Mare survive? And can she admit her true feelings for Cal? Or will she continue to push him away for his own sake?

I know I said OMG before but…

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!
This book was everything!

Mare seems to have grown a bot more in this book, despite only being 17. She has to make big decisions and has to decide how she’s going to rule over her new army, as well as trying to stay true to herself, even if she doesn’t know who she is anymore. Since all this came out she’s been Mare Barrow, the girl from The Stilts who had a simple life with her family and best friend, then she was Mareena Titanos, the lost princess and the one betrothed to Maven and finally she’s the Lightning Girl, the one people fear. She doesn’t know how to be her anymore but sometimes when she’s with Cal, she can just let everything go and be free for a while. She has her fair share of heartbreak through the book (OMG IT WAS SO SAD!) and she still has to be a leader. She pushes people away and becomes a shell of herself but she knows, that in order to keep everyone safe, she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Cal. Oh Cal. I love the Prince in the first book and despite how the last book ended, with him being angry with Mare, they grow back together. They do love one another, even if they don’t actually admit it to each other. They have a bond and both them, despite what Maven has become, misses the boy he used to be. Despite their reservations, they know they have to kill him, if he doesn’t end up killing them first. Cal is pushed out when the New Bloods start arriving as they don’t trust him but they know that they need him. He’s the only one with a strong military background and despite the mistakes Mare makes and towards the end when she pushes him away, he’ll always follow her, always keep her safe.

Kilorn is still Mare’s BFF but they do become a little strained and tense throughout the book, especially when Mare keeps him out of big operations to keep him safe. He does spill his heart out to Mare and I always knew Kilorn felt differently to Mare than she did to him. Despite the fact Mare pushes him away, just like Cal, he is always there for her.

Shade is Mare’s brother who everyone thought was dead and he was brilliant. I loved Shade and his relationship with Mare was always to keep her safe but… Its still.. I can’t…

Farley is still the soldier that she was in book 1, even though she had her title stripped by her father. She’s hard and tough but you see her vulnerable side towards the end of the book after the big disaster. She’s a normal person through her tough exterior and at the end she chooses not to go with Mare.

Maven is still the evil King he became at the end of book 1 and like Mare and Cal, I miss the sweet boy he used to be. Its hard to see him so evil and mean.

There are other new characters in the book who all either oppose Mare or are with her. I loved the new abilities that came in, the one’s that are different to the Silver Born powers and I really want to see what it is that makes them different.

The book was full of heart racing scenes and the big battle towards the end of the book was so well written and you can easily see everything playing out in your mind. I love it when books take you into their world and make it feel like you are the main character themselves. The book was addictive and so hard to put down.

There was two kissy scenes and a few heart warming scenes but Victoria doesn’t focus on the romance a lot. As much as I wanted Cal and Mare to just have an epic heart melting kissing scene it would have taken focus off the story. They love each other, despite the fact they don’t tell each other but so much is going on that they don’t have time to be romantic and lovey. All they can do is spend the night sleeping in each others arms.

That being said I want more Cal and Mare kissy scenes in the third book! 😉

And omg the heartbreaking scene and the ending… One my heart broke as the battle scene drew to a close because I didn’t want that to happen and two; THE ENDING!
Why leave it like that? Why why why? I need to know what happens! I don’t think I can wait that long for the next book!

And there will be a next book… along with a 4th book too! EEEEEEEEEEEK!
I love these books and Victoria has fast become a favourite author of mine.

If you haven’t read the books, you really need to!

5 out of 5 stars