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Summer Shadows (Benedicts 6) by Joss Stirling





Amongst the secret and lies, will love survive? Summer lives under a terrible shadow. It drains her, manipulates her and threatens to steal her future. A high-stakes mission offers a temporary escape. She must use her mind-shadowing abilities to hunt down her target and find the truth. Hal Robinson is a soldier. He does not get distracted. He wins. But what Hal wants begins to shift once he meets Summer. They must learn to trust each other if they are going to protect the Savant community. But will their secrets allow them to find a happy ending of their own?


I’m actually quite sad the series is now over! No more Benedict boys!

Summer lives with her mother and father in their big house but no one is allowed to go around. She lives with a savant that’s the worst kind. An emotional vampire. A savant that feeds off the emotions of others just to get a fix. Her father keeps her as safe as he can and has plans for Summer when she goes to university. But its not her plans.

When she’s offered the chance to go to the Middle East to help save Victor Benedict, who has gone over their to find his soul finder, Summer agrees, needing some time away from her family.

What she doesn’t count on is the Robinsons, especially the youngest brother Hal.

He’s obnoxious and arrogant and actually has no savant powers of his own. When the pair meet you can tell its going to be a love hate relationship, but after spending some time with Summer, Hal begins to thaw and lets her in. But Hal doesn’t have any savant powers so why, when Summer enters his mind, does she find out that they are Soul Finders?

But this isn’t as easy as everyone else’s because at this moment in time she wants nothing to do with him. But when they are captured and mistaken for Benedicts, Summer realises that she can’t exactly be apart from her soul finder.

But all the people that Victor has put behind bars over the years are after him, and it’s only a matter of time before they get him. Or will they?


Okay summary sounds lame because I was on a roll and then I completely forgot the plot for a minute and forgot what I was writing haha but I’ll try and explain in the next part.

I enjoyed Summer in this book. We’ve seen bits of her in the last few Benedict books and I was always curious of her. We got to see her family life and how bad it is. I felt sorry for her brother’s story too. Her mother, even though you wanted to hate her, you couldn’t because she was stuck in her own nightmare too. Her father tried to help but everything was left to Summer. I’m glad she took the chance to go to the Middle East, to get away from everything (even though it came with a cost.) She got the chance to use her mind powers, even though she was always wary of using them. I loved the relationship between her and Hal and how they bickered so much when they first saw each other.

Hal was obnoxious but he mellowed the more time he spent with Summer which I’m glad about. Yeah he did treat her badly in a few scenes but Summer always gave it back at him. I liked how he stepped up and realised that his savant powers could actually help Summer. They made quiet a team when they were together.

And then there was Victor! The one Benedict I was desperate for him to get his happy ending. It took six books but FINALLY! I always felt bad for him having to see his younger brothers and two older brothers finding theirs before he did and I was so happy when he found Atoosa! She’s great and I loved how he was with her. We’ve always seen Victor as moody and hard but with her he was cute and soft and GAH!

As Victor works with the FBI, he’s put away many bad savants, including some we’ve seen in previous books and I enjoyed seeing the epic finale come down to all of the bad guys against Victor and his family and extended family. I imagined the scenes in my head as a superhero movie!

Of course one of the Benedicts gets hurt… Okay kind of almost dies and my heart was in my throat for a little while there. But you’ll have to read the book to find out which one it is 😛

Summer Shadows was the perfect ending to a great series and I’m really sad to see it go but you know Joss there are two Robison brothers that have yet to find their soul finders so maybe, just maybe you could write about those two…? *HINT HINT CHEESY SMILE HINT HINT*


5 out of 5 stars


The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa



I can’t believe I’ve neglected it for so long! I have so many books to review but seeing as one of them is a trilogy I can do that all in one haha.

So first book on my list is…



In the real world, when you vanish into thin air for a week, people tend to notice.

After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as “normal” as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for-his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he’s forbidden to see her again.

But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, “normal” simply isn’t to be. For Ethan’s nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of doing something unthinkable in the name of saving his own love. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever, and give rise to the dangerous fey known as the Forgotten. As Ethan’s and Keirran’s fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan’s next choice may decide the fate of them all






*breathes deeply*

After The Lost Prince we were back to Nevernever once again.
Only this time he has Kenzie to take care off and now thwat he knows of her condition it isn’t an easy task as he is constantly worried about her.
And also to add to his worries; Keirran is missing.
Annwyl manages to find Ethan, and of course being family Ethan must help her find him. Not only thast but Ethan has come to like Keirran as a friend.

So once more Ethan travels back to the Nevernver but this time its more dangerous than before…

Annwyl is fading away and Keirran is determined to find her a cure, even if that means risking his own life to save her.

So Ethan, Kenzie and Annwyl eventually track him down at the Goblin Market. Ethan manages to talk Keirran taking the ‘antidote’ by telling him there is another way for him to save Annwyl.

Keirran agrees to give Ethan’s plan a go and they end up at Guru’s house in which he does a black magic spell in order to bind Keirran and Annwyl’s life together… but it’s only temporary. Keirran must go back to the Summer Court to ask Queen Titiana to lift Annwyl’s banishment.

But she has her own demands…

And its one that could kill them…

But they take it and risk death in the process… Although they are saved by known other than Puck and daddy himself, Ash (swoon).

But that’s not the end of their troubles…

Because the prophecy that Meghan, Ash and Puck learnt about all those years ago is coming to pass…



OH MY GOD!!!!!!!


I mean you killed me in the Iron Fey books with Meghan Ash and Puck but this… THIS!!

I can’t even…


I need the enxt book now! I DON’T WANT TO WAIT (feel free to send it to me though as soon as its been published though *hint hint* haha)

So i suppose I better talk about it some more instead of just one line repeated over and over haha.

So it wasn’t just Annwyl fading away that got my feels all messed up… It was also Kenzie.

Kenzie is this strong, beautiful, feisty girl despite her illness and she never fails to Ethan in his place and call him out on his crap. She still retained all of that in this book but there were times when you could see she was struggling, that the illness was weighing her down and there were some really really sweet and beautiful moments between her and Ethan that just made your heart melt.

And as for Annwyl and Keirran… They love each other too and the fact that Annwyl is fading is killing Keirran so he is going to literally do anything to stop that from happening. You see moments of vulnerablity in him and it makes him more lovable…

Until that moment…

That moment when he turns and does what he does and you just want to KICK HIM IN THE ASS AND PUNCH HIM!!

But I suppose you do see the darkness slowly creeping in. And well he has to be a bit messed up becasue he has Summer, Winter and Iron power… so really that will mess anyone up… but still NO EXCUSE!

The ending though… It killed me. I was a brillaint ending and totally gave a whole new meaning to ‘CLIFFHANGER ENDING’

The book ahd dark and light moments aswell as moments of love. Even though Meghan and Ash didn’t feature as much in this one together, you can so totally tell that they are still deeply in love with each other… and Puck! PUCK! Damn that prankster… Just when you think you love Ash along comes Puck to mess up that plan! Although I am an Ash girl, Puck still makes my heart skip a beat… merge them together and you have one hell of a man haha.

5 out of 5 for this book. I loved it.

I need the next one now though…

like right now…

this instant..


The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa book review


Last review!



Don’t look at Them.
Never let Them know
you can see Them.

That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’d dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

My name is Ethan Chase.
And I may not live to see my
eighteenth birthday.</em

The Iron Fey series is back with a bang!

Remember the cute, curly haired, little four-year-old boy who was kidnapped in the last series and older sister Meghan went to the NeverNever to bring him back?

If you do then picture the scene 13 years on from now… And Ethan.. Well Ethan is freaking HOT! And these books are all about him…

Ethan always wanted to stay from anything relates to the magical fey realm or fairies. The nightmare memories from his childhood of being a prisoner in enormous iron castle is still haunting him so badly that his heart is nothing but full of hatred against entire fey kind. He even blames them for the distance that has formed between him and his older sister Megan, who fell in love with one of them and left their family. Which is why Ethan wouldn’t dare to think or look at the fey kind; neither could he let them know about his existence or his power to see through the glamour of fairies.

Yet when his half breed friend gets kidnapped by a new and vicious race of forgotten fairies he’s forced to go back to the world of NeverNever, and along with the girl he would never dare to fall for…



I think I enjoyed it more than the Iron Fey books!

In this one we see Ethan go back to Faery, where me meets his nephew Keirran and has a not so happy family reunion with Meghan and Ash.

Of course we all know the reason as to why Meghan kept Keirran and Ethan seperate all those years… The prophecy.

It doesn’t come up much in this book but you know everything has already been set in motion because of their chance meeting.

Ethan is HOT (I mentioned this earlier but its good to say it again) and he’s broody and kind of a jack ass but you can understand why. And seeing as he vowed never to have anything to do with Feary again, he sure risks his life for his half breed friend.

And MacKenzie St James, the female in the book, damn that girl is feisty! She was just kick-ass as any boys of her age, and also the girl who secretly melted Ethan’s heart. She much more than what is seems. She made me smile and made me cry at the same time, especially when we learn her story. She didn’t flinch to make deals with fairies; she didn’t back away from Ethan, even if she was gravely unwell to go on with him. She was fearless of any incoming danger.

And then Keirran, Ash and Meghan’s son…

I loved Ash in the Iron Fey books with a passion and it seems as though his son has definetly inherited his fighting skills. He is a mixture of both Meghan and Ash so its hard not to know who he is as soon as he is mentioned. Keirran is master extraordinary power; he can exert three kinds of magic, summer, winter and Iron. He played a major role in The Lost Prince, he accompanied Ethan and Kenzie into their quest and fought battles beside them. No wonder Puck mentions that Ethan and Keirran reminded him about a certain pair.

This book had everything, Power, Fights, Heartache and new love.

And the creepy Forgotten… EEEEEEEK!

The catalyst for what we saw in the The Iron’s Prphecy has definetly just started and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book!!

The Iron Legends by Julie Kagawa book review


This book was three novellas that should have been read inbetween the books but I didn’t do that!



Enter the dangerous world of the Iron Fey, dark fairies with immeasurable power.

Winter’s Passage

Having entered the faery world Meghan Chase must embark upon a terrible journey into the heart of enemy territory – and guarding her own heart could prove as hard as defeating a deadly foe.

Summer’s Crossing

Legendary prankster Puck and his arch-enemy faery Prince Ash must join together on a journey that may end in betrayal and will set them both on that irreversible path.

Iron’s Prophecy

Iron Queen Meghan Chase was warned that her firstborn child would bring nothing but grief. And now, as Meghan and Prince Ash celebrate their union, the prophecy begins to stir.

So Winter’s Passage is the novella between the end of the first book (The Iron King) and the start of the second book (The Iron Daughter)
At the end of TIK Meghan has promised Ash that she would return to Winter with him as he helped her rescue her brother. You see there journey to Tir Na Nog and the threat they face from an unknown enemy. There are moments between Ash and Meghan and from reading the Iron Knight I understood Ash more. Of course they defeat the threat and go to Tir Na Nog. It ends where Meghan meets Queen Mab and then sets you up for the second book. (You understand when Meghan reflects about the journey in the second book what she’s going on about)

Summer’s Crossing is from Puck’s POV and its about why he helped Ash on his soul journey. This was a good one because you got to see what Puck is like. Yes he’s a prankster but there are moments when you see this vulnerable, dark side of him. Ash has been summoned by the exile queen Leannsidhe to fetch something back from Titiana. Puck offers to help by sneaking him into Summer and you watch his inner turmoil. He does however love Meghan too and you can see how her choosing Ash has affected him. Of course they get the thing back from Titiana and they start their journey to help Ash get a soul.

In Iron’s Prophecy Meghan and Ash are happily married and they are on their way to Elysium at Tir Na Nog. Ash is more carefree in this book and more loving. He doesn’t hold back when it comes to his love for Meghan and some of the things he says to her… Feels central!
They arrive at Elysium. All is going well until the Oracle arrives and tells Meghan that the thing she should have agrees to give up is coming to pass
Meghan realises she’s pregnant and her and Ash leave to go back home. They get ready to leave, to see what the Oracle has to offer. They meet Puck along the way and the three of them set out to the Oracle.
She shoes Meghan what will happen if she keeps her son but Meghan won’t give him up. There’s a to do between them but eventually its kind of resolved.
Puck leaves them in peace and Ash and Meghan go back home where they come to terms with the pregnancy and what the child might do. But it doesn’t matter, because Ash tells her its only one part of their future and they cb change it. It ends with Ash saying he likes the name Kierran for their son (when you read The Iron Knight it all names sense!!!)

I enjoyed these Novellas and am glad I read them after the other books because I felt as though I knew the characters better.

5 out of 5