Saturday, July 21, 2018

Before Dawn by Elizabeth Arroyo

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Author Elizabeth Arroyo
Title Before Dawn
Published June 12th 2018 by Ellysian Press
Genre dystopia, ya, sci-fi
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The world as we know it no longer exist, people now live in space and the Earth is filled with violent hybrids. After the dangerous infection people genome has fused with other animals and the outcome isn't pretty.

Living in the midst of that is Zoe, she has interesting ability, that she shouldn't have. She spent last year and a half surviving along side two guys that use to work for Arcane. But it's not all that simple, when everyone is hiding something.

It very interesting premise with a lot of very interesting elements, but it lacked depth and a bit more of explanation. I was often lost and not sure what is happening. There is non stop action, what I love, but the pace is at expense of the details, that would make story really amazing.

Happy reading,

Anie

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Melissa's Quest by Blair Drake

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Author Blair Drake
Title Melissa's Quest
Series Finding Magic #1
Published June 7th by Magic Quest Books
Genre paranormal romance
Number of pages 233
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Lost and bewildered after being unceremoniously dumped by her boyfriend, seventeen-year-old Melissa wants nothing more than to curl up with her pain. But then she’s summoned by the headmaster of Gray Cliffs Academy and finds herself on the roof in the middle of a wild and tumultuous storm. Before she realizes what is happening, a vicious wind sends her flying through the darkness and she lands in the frozen north. It is then she discovers the true meaning of feeling lost. Though full of mystery and magic, there is something sinister about this strange new world…


All Melissa wants is to return home, but first she must learn the rules of this strange new reality and how they will help her in her quest before it’s too late and she’s stuck in this place forever…

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The story was a pleasant surprise, my favourite part being the writing, it is just so beautiful, although is got slowed the pacing a bit. Right from the first page we in the middle of the action. Melissa is summoned by headmaster of the academy and accidentally thrown somewhere else. It's up to her to save her self. She discovers a lot about herself on the way. 

Promising start of the series. :)


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Happy reading,


Anie

Evading The Dark by E. M. Rinaldi

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Author E. M. Rinaldi
Title Evading The Dark
Series The Cross Chronicles #1
Genre vampires, fae, shapeshifters, urban fantasy
Published April 11th 2016 by Anchor Publishing
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It's one of those stories I immediately fell in. I was hooked from reading the synopsis, I mean school for supernaturals, hidden away from the worlds and all kinds of thing keep on happening. There have different supernaturals coexisting, shapeshifters, Fae and witches, and then there is Casey. She is technically a witch, but with no powers of her own. She gets picked on, bullied from classmates and teachers alike. I LOVE the way she takes it, she fight back-hard. :) She lives in school all year round, so it's hard to escape. Her best friend stick up for her and is there for her all the time. They have amazing bond.

After her sixteen birthday everything changes, something inside of her awaken, she gets trusted into some ancient prophecy and horrible situation with the Dean.

The best and worst part of the story is the ending. Talk about cliffhanger :D. It's like: this is so amazing & WTF just happened - I need the second book, like yesterday. :))

Highly recommend it!

Happy reading,

Anie

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Demon Princess by Kassandra Lynn

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Author Kassandra Lynn
Title Demon Princess
Series Demon Kingdom Fairy Tales #1
Genre high-fantasy, paranormal, magic, demons
Published December 22nd 2015
Number of pages 162
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Demon Princess was a total surprise. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. It seriously such a great book. Adriana is Demon Princess about to be crowned Demon King, after her brother and father went missing. In the middle of the ceremony she vanishes and appears in the different part of the world. Mage in training has summoned her as his beast. She hates being ordered around and forced to do someone else biding, especially because he is not very good at it and treats her horribly. His cousin is one of the bright point in her life, he shows he compassion and takes care of her. They grow closer together, even tough he doesn't know who she is and she knows he will be her biggest enemy.

I love the characters of Adriana, she is apologetically bad-ass, strong with softer side. The world created is very interesting with a lot of room for hopefully a lot more books. :)

Happy reading,

Anie

Mae, Volume One by Gene Ha

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Author Gene Ha
Title Mae, Volume 1
Number of pages 136
Published February 7th by Dark Horse Books
Genre comic book, fantasy, ya
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Abbie comes home after many years missing to great surprise to her sister Mae. She talk about her adventures, but they are hard to believe. Mae is up for a big surprise when Abbie shows her a portal to whole another world filled with different creatures and monsters. They drop in the middle of action and Abbie is seriously amazing. :) She is definition of bad-ass.

Great story - I look forward to more adventures & amazing artwork.

Happy reading,

Anie

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Smart Tass by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

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Author Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Title Smart Tass
Series OHellNo #1
Genre romance, na
Published April 11th 2017
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I enjoyed story line in Smart TASS very much. I’m such a sucker for that kind of relationship, when they hate and torture each other before realizing that they are meant to be together. I especially enjoyed the banter between them.

However there very few part, that I were not so good. Sometime, the story tried to much to be something, instead of flowing.

Happy reading,

Anie


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

#favourite books and/or series with Elemental Magic

I love magic in books in any shape of form, especially if there is Fae 😃. Lately I've been reading few book with elemental powers and it got me thinking how many of these I liked and  loved. Here are few of my favourites...


Elemental Origins series 

I loves the series, books just get better as the series progresses. Each book follows different girl, as she discovers her unique powers. 







Vampire Academy 

I binge read entire series in few days, it’s extremely addictive and entertaining. :) There are two different types of vampire in this world: Moroi (they are born vampire) and Strigoi (they are maid). Moroi have elemental powers over fire, earth, air, water or spirit. 





Covenant series

Interesting mix of elemental powers & Greek mythology, with amazing *will glue you to the pages till the end* kind of writing. :)








Koven chronicles

Urban fantasy-ish world with incredible magical system. Every fourth child born into the family has magical powers and called Arete. Koven chronicles is series about Fire Impender. (There are other series in the same world too :))






Relentless 

Relentless is amazing story about Mohiri (immortal vampire hunters), Sara and Nikolas, werewolves and trolls and it's all around awesomeness. :) (it's too spoilery to say, but she is part Mohiri, part human and part something else that is elemental in origin :D )

Monday, July 2, 2018

Born by Aether by A. L. Knorr

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Author A. L. Knorr
Title Born of Aether
Series Elemental Origins #4
Number of pages 247
Published June 2nd 2017
Genre paranormal, ya
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For the fourth book in the series, you don't expect many surprises, but this one was definitely one. The story is extremely unique and something I haven't read yet. It's focused on entirely different mythology, that very interesting and mysterious. I was engrossed in it and  absolutely  loved reading about it and Akiko life story.

She had a very hard life to say the least. I love the way she slowly finds pieces of her life and finds freedom.

I seriously love entire book series, it so fun to read about so many different powers/mythologies and can't wait when the girls finally come together.

Happy reading,

Anie

Dating the Prince by Alina Snow

Rating 💚💚💚 Author Alina Snow Title Dating the Prince Series What If Series #1 Number of pages 326 Genre romance, na Cover 💛💛💛...