Tuesday, November 29, 2016

REVIEW: The Soul Stealer's Child By Brandon Gray

   Can a human heart overcome a demon soul? When soul-eating demons overrun his world, Kaelis, a young seraph warrior, uses the Queen’s ring to open a portal in space and flee with the infant heir to the throne, landing on earth. Unbeknownst to him, the demon leader, Nsark, follows through the portal, determined to devour the soul of every last seraph, especially the Queen’s heir. After Kaelis hides the baby, Nsark creates the ultimate weapon by fathering a half-human, half-demon: a soul-stealer’s child. Sixteen years later, James struggles to fit in with his peers. In a last-ditch effort, he joins the school play, where he meets Lucy. Something deep draws them together, and their friendship reveals their hidden pasts: one is an angel, one is half-demon. Lucy and James find themselves pulled into an age-old war between their peoples. Hunted by relentless enemies, and grappling with deep-seated instincts and strange new powers.

Wow just wow. I absolutely loved this book it was so amazing. I couldn't put it down.A young adult sci-fi type of fantasy novel that was completely different from the other book ive read by this author. It was very nicely suprizing.

A demon child and an angel child. I can honestly say i thought their identities were the complete opposite of what it ends up being in the end. I was pleasantly suprize by the turning twist of fate this author brought to the novel.

James is an old fashioned type of guy, he loves anything and everything old fashioned, and despises everything teenagers his age like. That is until he meets and gets to know Lucy.

They get to know each-other and get closer and closer as they gain feelings that grow stronger and stronger each day. But when their polar opposite true identities come to the surface its an explosion of crazy reactions.

This is a must read for anyone into fantasy, sci-fi, romantic, or young adult books. Absolutely amazing and i for one cannot wait until this author writes more for this series.

By far one of my favorite new authors.

5 stars all the way

Brandon Gray is the pen name of Braden Bell (Brandon writes YA fiction; Braden writes for middle grades). Braden holds a Ph.D. from New York University. He and his family live on a quiet, wooded lot in Tennessee, where he teaches middle school theatre and music. An experienced performer, Braden enjoys reading, gardening, and long summer afternoons writing in his hammock. His most notable skill is being able to eat a full rack of BBQ ribs with one hand on long drives. If you like middle grade fiction, check out his other Amazon page: amazon.com/author/www.bradenbell.com

Sunday, November 13, 2016

REVIEW: The Emerald Key By Mark Frederickson and Melora Pineda

Penny and Laci are headed for a mundane summer vacation until a 

mysterious journal unlocks a portal to another world and they 

find themselves face to face with a baby dragon. 
In an attempt to send their new acquisition back to its home, 

the girls, along with two neighborhood friends, get sucked 

through to a mythical world. In this land, they must battle foes 

seen and unseen, pushing them to both their physical and mental 

limits. If they fail to stop the powers they’ve unleashed, it 

could not only destroy this strange world, but also annihilate 

their home. 

A great fantasy young adult novel full of adventure through a 

mythical world.I really enjoyed this author for sure.

Penny and Laci and such different and unique characters and go 

through so much after opening this book of horrors.Laci lives 

mostly through books. Her best friend, Penny, stands up for her 

when she won’t do it for herself. They are opposites, Penny is 

an athlete and a chic dresser. Laci is a bookworm and dresses 

for comfort. She’s a bit of a klutz too.

Wonderful world building, likeable characters, plenty of action 

and suspense, this was a delightfully enjoyable read. 

A great new young adult author to be sure.

4 stars

REVIEW: Genesis Girl (Blank Slate: Book 1) By Jennifer Bardsley

Eighteen-year-old Blanca has lived a sheltered life. Her entire childhood has been spent at Tabula Rasa School where she’s been protected from the Internet. 

Blanca has never been online and doesn’t even know how to text. Her lack of a virtual footprint makes her extremely valuable, and upon graduation, Blanca and those like her are sold to the highest bidders.

Blanca is purchased by Cal McNeal, who uses her to achieve personal gain. But the McNeals are soon horrified by just how obedient and non-defiant Blanca is. All those mind-numbing years locked away from society have made her mind almost impenetrable. 

By the time Blanca is ready to think for herself, she is trapped. Her only chance of escape is to go online.

I loved the take on this dystopian/ futuristic world. I really enjoyed the romance that grew through out the novel.

Fast-paced and action-packed, this was a book I had a hard time putting down. I desperately wanted Blanca to claim the life Cal wants her to have, complete with freedom and the ability to do the things she wants to do. As a main character, she’s very intriguing—because of how she was raised, she has no idea what she wants in life or how to achieve it. 

The main character in GENESIS GIRL is Blanca, a Vestal who is auctioned off to the highest bidder. Except instead of being on billboards and magazine covers selling soap, Blanca’s buyer, Cal, has a different idea. He wants her to act as his daughter, and help him gain a relationship with his estranged son, Seth, who is the total opposite of Blanca—technology-addicted and the operator of an online blog intent on exposing Vestals. 

I love how completely original the concept of the story is.

4 stars

Jennifer Bardsley writes the parenting column “I Brake for Moms” for The Everett Daily Herald. You can find Jennifer on her website: http://JenniferBardsley.net or on her Facebook page: The YA Gal. An alumna of Stanford University, Jennifer lives in Edmonds, WA with her husband and two children.

REVIEW: Her Fateful Debut By G.G. Vandagriff

Classic Regency romance with a dash of suspense . . . 
Beautiful Miss Penelope Swinton wants to live out her life as a 

spinster in her beloved Northamptonshire, but with an ailing 

father and an entailed estate, she must come to London and enter 

the Marriage Mart. And if she must marry, she is determined to 

marry for love. 
In a brief respite from the social whirl of the season, she 

retreats from the restrictions of the ton to sketch in the park 

and stumbles over a French spy. When Penelope finds her life in 

danger, Viscount Beau Wellingham steps up to protect her, 

however he has secrets of his own. Wellingham leads a 

clandestine life as an agent for the Foreign Office trapping 

spies. In defending her life, he unwittingly puts her reputation 

at risk. 
In order to save Penelope from society’s scorn, Beau presses for 

a betrothal. Though she resists, he insists. Soon Beau is unable 

to deny the attraction he feels towards her. Before he can act 

on his feelings, danger rises again. This time, his life is on 

the line. 
With a desperate spy closing in, Penelope must choose the safety 

of what she has always known or a chance for love. But will she 

be too late? 

I love the regency romance novels that I can find. This one was 

amazing and i absolutely love this author. It was so amazing 

that she added the spy twist to this romance gave it a lil more 

action and pep to it.

Penelope of what can you say the poor girl is so stuck in the 

eyes of society. What is and isnt right and finding her way 

through it all.

Beau what an intriguing man with so many secrets to unravel 

throught out this book. He is a wonderfully romantic type 

character and falls hard and fast for this girl. But worries 

about what he has gotten her into because of his life.

A must read for anyone into romance novels.

5 stars

G.G. Vandagriff is the author of twenty-four books and is an 

Amazon #1 Bestselling Author. The Last Waltz, the first novel in 

her 20th Century Historical Romance Series won the Whitney Award 

for Best Historical Novel in 2009. There are now two more books 

in that series—Exile and Defiance. 
Nine of her novels are Regency romances, compared by critics to 

the witty novels of Georgette Heyer. She has also written a 

lively genealogical mystery series featuring Briggie and Alex, 

two whacky widows, as sleuths. Other genres she writes in 

include Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction, and Suspense. 
GG graduated from Stanford and received her master’s degree from 

George Washington University. She worked as an associate editor 

at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, an assistant treasurer in the 

Harvard Treasurer’s office, a bond analyst at Fidelity 

Investments, and an international banker for Continental 

Illinois National Bank (later acquired by Bank of America).
She and her husband David are the parents of three children and 

six grandchildren, her greatest joys in life. Her favorite 

novel? Jane Eyre. She also loves Florence, Sundance Resort, The 

Voice, hot chocolate, lilacs, and dachshunds.
Find out more about her books, download a free novella, and sign 

up for her newsletter at http://ggvandagriff.com. Also, be the 

first to know when Vandagriff’s next book is available by 

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REVIEW: Death Thieves By Julie Wright

"Death Thieves by Julie Wright is such a fantastic read, 

perfectly paced and packed with emotion, intrigue, and 

characters I fell in love with. The premise is strong, a twist 

on time travel that's both original and fascinating. Summer Rae 

felt so real to me, and as brave as she is, it was her sense of 

humor that I loved most. Everyone needs to read this amazing 

--James Dashner, author of the NYT bestselling series Maze 


"You're dead, Summer Dawn Rae."
When Summer Rae is stolen from the moment of her own death and 

taken to a future where mankind is dying, it is with the hope 

that she, and other teenagers like her, can save it. But after 

only a short time in the future, Summer discovers a darker side 

to the altruistic reasons behind her abduction. She is 

determined to fulfill her purpose in a world gone literally mad, 

but can an ordinary girl save a whole world when she only cares 

about saving one person?

Sometimes you come across a book that makes you think. It makes 

you think about your actions and the difference that one person 

can make. This book did that for me.It was a little bizarre at 

first, with Summer being in a car accident, and being taken to 

the future to restart the human race.

Summer is a teen who is dealing with some hard things. She and 

her twin sister, Winter, live with a relative. Their father has 

not been a part of their lives and their mother has passed away. 

They are different in personality, but bonded and there for each 


Summer is a little rebellious. She does not take things at face 

value. She questions. She follows her conscience. She pushes the 

limits. Her personality makes a very interesting story. I love 

that she is a strong character with high morals. She doesn't 

give in or up when faced with hard choices. She takes the 

difficult road to make things better for society, instead of 

thinking of just herself. She looks beneath the surface of a 

problem and tries to find solutions.

FUll of twists and turns and unexpected craziness its a great 

young adult novel that is definitely worth the read.

If you are into history you will love the nazi german 

futuristicness. If you are into strong women that can change 

their fate you will love it.

4 stars

Julie Wright (1972-still breathing) was born in Salt Lake City, 

Utah. She's lived in LA, Boston, and the literal middle of 

nowhere (don't ask). She wrote her first book when she was 

fifteen. Since then, she's written sixteen novels and coauthored 

three. Julie won the Whitney award for best romance in 2010 with 

her novel Cross My Heart and the Crown Heart award for The 

Fortune CafĂ©. She is agented by Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger 


She has one husband, three kids, two salamanders, one dog, and a 

varying amount of fish (depending on attrition).

She loves writing, reading, traveling, hiking, playing with her 

kids, and watching her husband make dinner. 

She used to speak fluent Swedish, but now speaks only well 

enough to cuss out her children in public.

She hates mayonnaise.

REVIEW: Enchanter (The Flawed Series Book Four) By Becca J. Campbell

Violet can make anyone obey her. And she wants revenge.

After a series of abductions, Jade just wants to enjoy life with her boyfriend, Logan. But her empathic flaw has morphed into something even worse. Now her emotions are affecting everyone nearby, making her a dangerous force. Jade’s volatile emotions and Logan’s super-strength make a deadly mix.

Meanwhile, Violet, a woman from Logan’s past, has turned from infatuated colleague to jealous stalker. After recovering from an injury, she develops the power to control minds. Now Violet is finally able to get anything—and anyone—she wants.

And Violet wants Logan.

While Jade is dealing with her escaping emotions, she meets fellow English major Graham. He is the only one who knows what Violet is truly capable of. Jade enlists his help to in trying to save Logan from Violet’s clutches. But can they stop Violet before she puts them under her spell?

This fourth and final installment in the Flawed series once again pulls together a crew of friends with unique abilities. This time they must face the fury of a vengeful enchantress. If you enjoy thrilling suspense with supernatural powers, download this book today.

 I have to say Im addicted to Jade and Logan's story so this book i immediately got into. I adore both characters and what they go through to get to each-other. Their love is so beautiful and amazing how they balance each-other out and protect each-other even though they get into so much trouble because of it.

Violet on a very scary rampage, Jade in emotional turmoil, and Logan is wrapped up in it all, leading to one crazy ride that grabs your attention from the start. With the help of Chloe and Graham, Jade starts moving with her abilities and emotions instead of against them.

Violet at first she is definitely the bad guy that you want to hate and her anger is on a scary escalate to psychotic. But her pain is so hard and rough with nobody to be there for her. U start to feel for her. Shes the bad guy you love to hate. But i always wish she could find someone to be with, part of my happily ever after brain ha ha.

This author is one of my favorite by far. She is amazing and should definitely be at the top of the best sellers list. I cant wait for a new series by her that I can read

5 stars

An avid lover of stories that tiptoe the line between fantasy and reality, Becca J. Campbell looks for new angles on bridging the gap between the two. She holds a special place in her heart for any story involving superpowers or time travel. Her passion is defying the limits of her own creativity.

You can find her at http://www.BeccaJCampbell.com.