Tag: supernatural

Jul 11
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Witchtown by @CoryPutmanOakes @HMHTeen

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Witchtown by @CoryPutmanOakes @HMHTeen

Witchtown is a standalone young adult supernatural by author Cory Putman Oakes. I think Witchtown would appeal to both young adult readers as well as middle grade readers. It is young adult, but it is on the younger end and the romance is very light and age appropriate, so all ages of witchy fans can enjoy Witchtown. This is the first book I have read from Mrs. Oakes and I have to say I really, really enjoyed it. I completely forgot that this book was going to be about a mother daughter con team. (very light emphasis on the word team.) Does that ever happen to you? I read the summary a while ago when I decided to sign up for the blog tour, and then forgot all about it until I picked up the book to read it for my review. And I never go back and read the summaries. It is more fun for me that way. So I was super excited when I saw that Macie and… Read more »

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Apr 11
{Review+Random Things+Giveaway} TOWARD A SECRET SKY by @HeatherMaclean @BlinkYABooks ‏

{Review+Random Things+Giveaway} TOWARD A SECRET SKY by @HeatherMaclean @BlinkYABooks ‏

Toward a Secret Sky is a young adult supernatural romance by Heather Maclean. It has been a long while since I have read fantasy in the supernatural genre. I tend to lean more towards the paranormal side of things and the magic fantasy side of things, but I really really enjoyed Toward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean. It made me want to find some other supernatural romances to pick up, in fact. Toward a Secret Sky is the start to Maren’s story. And unfortunately, it starts off in the sad way that many YA books do, with Maren losing the last of her parents. Right before she is sent off to live with relatives in Scotland that she has never met, she finds a cryptic note from her mother warning her of danger and telling her to trust no one. Yes, I am so in. The story that follows was very quest like, which I loved. It reminded me a bit of National Treasure and I know other people… Read more »

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Sep 22
{Review+Giveaway} The Heartbeat Thief by A.J. Krafton @ajkrafton

{Review+Giveaway} The Heartbeat Thief by A.J. Krafton @ajkrafton

The Heartbeat Thief by A.J. Krafton is a new adult supernatural standalone that was uniquely different than anything else I have read this year. First, can we just gush over the cover for a moment? Holy cow, it is just so ethereally beautiful. I love the colors, I love the background choices- everything is just perfection in my opinion. The Heartbeat Thief , though classified as new adult, but completely clean and would be appropriate for young adult readers as well, but the character is ageless, and the writing has a literary feel, that is also very assessable, so I can just as easily see this appealing to adults. The idea behind the Heartbeat Thief intrigued me to no end. Before I started reading, I thought Senza (the main character) was some kind of farrier of death, that she would actually steal hearts out of people. I don’t know why I thought that exactly, because the hint is in the title of the book. She steals heartbeats. Just a simple… Read more »

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Feb 17
{Review+Giveaway} Sing For Me by Gracie Madison @authorgracie

{Review+Giveaway} Sing For Me by Gracie Madison @authorgracie

Sing for Me is the first book in the new adult supernatural series, the Angels and Arias series. As you may have guessed it, this is an angels and demons type of battle story with some romance. But there is also a pretty different twist on the story. It centers around a lovely angel named Madeline, and she is a choir angel. She sings and provides the vocal entertainment in her home of the realm. But a rogue angel is chasing down the choirs (I am not really sure why) and so she is in hiding. So a lot of the story centers around music and theater, which I thought was a nice balance to all of the doom and gloom of fighting demons. Sing for Me was a lovely story, and looks like I series that I would really enjoy. I adored Madeline, and Damascus really. Both of them were so different that I almost have no idea what drew each of them to the other, but when they… Read more »

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Oct 20
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Embers by @KarenAnnHopkins

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Embers by @KarenAnnHopkins

I had heard such amazing things about Karen Ann Hopkins before and I have always wanted to try one of her books, but I didn’t think I should start with the Amish series Temptation because I wasn’t sure that would be my thing. As soon as I saw Embers though, I knew I had to get in on that book. The cover grabbed my eye instantly, and the fact that Embers was said to be a dark and gritty paranormal was more than enough to make me super excited about it. And now I can say that I know what everyone was talking about. Not only was Embers a great story, but Karen Ann Hopkins is a phenomenal writer. Her writing really makes a story, and especially the character jump right off the page. Embers is first and foremost a story about Angels. But I am super happy to report that Karen’s angels are her own. This was unlike other angel books that I have tried. The line between good… Read more »

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Jul 31
{Review+Giveaway} Normal is the Watchword by Jasmine Tru

{Review+Giveaway} Normal is the Watchword by Jasmine Tru

Normal is the Watchword is the first book in a new series from Jasmine Tru called the Watchword series. Right off the bat I was drawn to the beautiful and vivid cover. The story started off pretty interesting. We are dropped into the life of Juniper, or Juni who is trying to complete her senior photography project to win a scholarship to college. I really liked the start of the story. It was very every day life writing. It helped me get to know the characters well and get a feel for their friendships and relationships. The book took a while to get going into the main storyline, but once that part of the book got started, everything seemed to happen at lightning speed. Juni is out taking pictures for her project one day, and she witnesses as murder. Throw in a mysterious guy at school, with lots of secrets of his own and a kidnapped best friend and you have quite the exciting story on your hands. I enjoyed… Read more »

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Jun 21
{Review+Giveaway} Losing Logan by Sherry D. Ficklin

{Review+Giveaway} Losing Logan by Sherry D. Ficklin

Losing Logan made me feel so many different emotions while I was reading it. It was hilarious, sweet, heartwarming, and oh so sad. But even when it was sad, it was lovely. It’s funny- I thought I had escaped my sad quota for the day. I was supposed to see the fault in our stars, but after a series of rather unfortunate events my friends and I ended up seeing 22 Jump Street, which was pretty funny! And then I get home and read Losing Logan, and end up crying anyway! I loved the range of emotions that Losing Logan made me feel, and I can’t wait to read the prequel novella, Haunting Zoe. I think readers will love the great crew of characters that Sherry Ficklin has created in Losing Logan. Zoe and Logan used to be childhood friends, but as is often the case they grew up, changed a bit and high school sent them in different directions. Logan went straight for the cool crowd, jock and all…. Read more »

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Jun 17
{Review} The Curse Breakers by Denise Grover Swank

{Review} The Curse Breakers by Denise Grover Swank

  Note: This is the 2nd book in the Curse Keepers Series. If you are new to the series, check out my review of Book 1 I was super excited to read the second book in the Curse Keepers series. I loved the first book. I thought it was so unique. How many times do you get to read a book about ancient Algonquin spirits that are tied together with the reappearance with the lost colony of Roanoke. This is the second series that I have read about the Roanoke colony and it is still a unique subject to me because both series are so different. (Roanoke Vanishing by Auburn Seal is great as well.) I absolutely loved the Curse Keepers. I thought it was fast paced and fascinating. I really enjoyed the second book as well, but it was slower paced than the first one. I thought The Curse Breakers was great in terms of the supernatural mystery as well as the ties with the actual mystery with Meriano’s… Read more »

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Jun 07
{ARC Review} Life Lived Twice by Sherrie Wouters

{ARC Review} Life Lived Twice by Sherrie Wouters

Life Lived Twice is a unique read. I enjoyed it, and it was very interesting to read because it dealt with the issue of reincarnation as well as soul jumping (kind of), plus some pretty unique plot twists. The book kept my interest and it was cool that the author switched back and forth between the past and the present because it was like we were reading two stories. And there was the added kicker of solving a “mystery” in the past life. Tess is an easily likable character. She is looking for place to live so she can start attending college, but surprisingly almost none of the book has to do with her time at school. Tess has a strange encounter with a boy at the airport. They are both reaching for the same book and when she looks up at him she calls him Addison. She has no idea why, because she doesn’t know any Addison’s and his name is not Addison. She only has his initials to… Read more »

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May 27
{Review+Giveaway} See You in Hell by Demelza Carlton

{Review+Giveaway} See You in Hell by Demelza Carlton

I read See You in Hell right after I finished the short little prequel called Welcome to Hell. You certainly don’t need to read Welcome to Hell first though in order to understand See You in Hell. See You in Hell starts out with Mel starting a job in the Hell Corporation, which stands for the Health, Environment, Life and Lands Corporation. (Welcome to Hell just showed Mel’s job interview for her temp position.) Melody Angel is an angel, working as a temp in the Hell Corporation to try and see if the rumors that Lucifer is there and planning some sort of big takeover are true. Mel thinks that the CEO, Luce Iblis could be Lucifer himself. I loved See you in Hell. It was funny as heck, well planned out and executed and ended up going in a completely different direction that I originally thought it would. Mel is a wonderful character. She breaks all the stereotypes for angels. She is as good as they come, but she… Read more »

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