Heartless (Tales of Goldstone Wood #1)

Heartless (Tales of Goldstone  Wood #1)Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I took one look at the cover and had to get the book. Just from reading the summary, I knew it had to deal with the magical world. Well it’s not what I expected, both in a good and bad way. I struggled getting through the first 40% of the book (kindle version). It was slow, and only dealt with a girl who dreams of getting married, and wonders what suitors come to call on her. This was the first 40%. However, after that the book and story really took off. We got into some adventure, found out who is the good guy, and who is the bad,and I couldn’t put it down til I finished it! After that I went and bought the next three books in the series. I do hope they are good.

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from Goodreads.com:

The Dragon King Seeks His Princess—
Who Dares to Stop Him?

Princess Una of Parumvir has come of age and will soon marry. She dreams of a charming prince, but when her first suitor arrives, he’s not what she’d hoped. Prince Aethelbald of mysterious Farthestshore has travelled a great distance to prove his love–and also to bring hushed warnings of danger. A dragon is rumored to be on the hunt and blazing a path of terror.

Una, smitten instead with a more dashing prince, refuses Aethelbald’s offer–and ignores his cautions with dire consequences. Soon the Dragon King himself is in Parumvir and Una, in giving her heart away unwisely, finds herself in his sights. Only those courageous enough to risk everything have a hope of fighting off this advancing evil.

A Tale of Goldstone Wood
Timeless Fantasy That Will Keep You Spellbound

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Fate and Fury (The Grey Wolves, #6)

Fate and Fury (The Grey Wolves, #6)Fate and Fury by Quinn Loftis

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What can I say about this book, but it’s another great adventure!! I liked how I got to see more of Sally and her personality. Of course there is Jen, who can forget her, or better yet, who will she let forget her? No one! This book is just as amazing as all the others in the series. Now I just got to wait for the last book to come out!

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The last few days have been the darkest of Sally’s life. After experiencing the joy of finding her mate, she now suffers the pain of losing everything she holds dear. Both the Romanian and Serbian packs have been captured, ripping Sally’s soul mate away from her almost as soon as she had found him. Her best friend and the emotional glue that usually holds Sally together, Jacque Pierce, lies writhing in a restless coma, having been put down by Desdemona’s dark magic. Jennifer Adams, the unshakable one, has revealed to her friends and her mate that she is pregnant, but the Fates have marked her unborn baby for death. Though she rails against the darkness, deep inside Jen knows that Decebel’s baby must die as payment for her own life, and the knowledge is tearing her soul to pieces. Cypher, King of the Warlocks, has claimed Jacque’s mother as his mate and agreed to help Desdemona open a door that would release a horde of demons from beyond the Veil.

Though her world is crashing down around her, Sally holds out hope. The Great Luna is not sitting idly by. She has commanded the Fey council to call upon the packs—all of them. And though Cypher looks for a way to open the Veil for Desdemona, he struggles to protect Lilly and the wolves at the same time. Peri, the ever-courageous High Fae, and a contingent of the remaining females of the Romanian and Serbian packs, push on through the rough Carpathian Mountains. Though they are bound to the human realm, they continue to search for a way to cross over to the land of the Fey. Meanwhile, in reluctant obedience to the Great Luna, the Fey council sends representatives to the far corners of the globe, meeting with the pack Alphas. The Fey must convince the Alphas of every pack to lay aside their petty territorial squabbles and battles of dominance. If they refuse, both the humans and the supernatural races will fall at Mona’s feet.

Sally holds to a shred of hope. Though Vasile, Decebel, and their pack mates endure the torture of the In-Between, living their worst nightmares over and over, Sally holds. Though she knows that it is only a matter of time before their wolves take over, she holds. Sally knows that if the males die, then so too will their mates who have performed the Blood Rites, including her best friends Jen and Jacque. Yet she holds. If the males lose themselves to their wolves and turn feral, so too do their mates. Still she holds. Though Vasile, the strongest Alpha in their history to unite the wolves, is lost beyond the Veil, Sally holds. Though Decebel, the only other wolf besides Vaile strong enough to unite the packs, suffers beyond the Veil, Sally will hold. No one is left to unite their race, and defeat Desdemona. Yet Sally still holds. She holds out hope that the Great Luna will not abandon them, cannot abandon them. Throughout the centuries, the Great Luna has always provided a gypsy healer to the packs, especially in times of great need. Now Sally is that healer. Sally fears what role she has to play in the defeat of Desdemona, but she will play it. Though heaven and hell unite against her, she WILL play it.

For too long the supernatural races have lived in separation, warring amongst themselves, allowing trivial power plays and selfish disputes to keep them from uniting. That separation has made them weak. Now, being summoned as a collective force to the same land, will they come? Will they come in numbers greater than have been seen in centuries? Will they destroy each other and save Mona the trouble, or will they finally unite and fight as one?

Arcadia’s Gift

Arcadia's GiftArcadia’s Gift by Jesi Lea Ryan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love, love, love this book. It’s fast paced and full of ups and downs. Once I got started I just couldn’t stop til I finished. Now I’m hoping for a second book!! This book follows a young Cady who comes into her “powers” after see witnesses a horrific event that changes not only her life but the life of family forever. I wish I can say more but I don’t want to ruin the story. So go read it!!

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From Goodreads.com:
Most people who experience death don’t live to tell about it.

When sixteen year old Arcadia “Cady” Day wakes in a hospital after experiencing what can only be called a psychic episode, she finds her family in tatters. With her twin sister gone, her dad moved out, her mom’s spiraling depression and her sister’s boyfriend, Cane, barely able to look at her, the only bright spot in her life is Bryan Sullivan, the new guy in school. When Bryan’s around, Cady can almost pretend she’s a regular girl, living a regular life; when he’s not, she’s wracked with wild, inexplicable mood swings. As her home life crumbles and her emotional control slips away, Cady begins to suspect that her first psychic episode was just the beginning..

Legacy of the Witch

Legacy of the Witch (The Portal, #0.5)Legacy of the Witch by Maggie Shayne

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I saw this book and knew I had to get it. This is a nice and short introduction into the Portal series. This book was full of action, adventure, and a little romance. I loved how the present mixed with the past, and the story flowed nicely. I will be reading the first book to the series soon.

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from Goodreads.com

“Once upon a time, there lived three witches…”

As a child, Amarrah loved her grandmother’s stories of three witches who were members of the king’s harem—but they were more than just stories. Amarrah knew she had been there with them…and now their legacy, along with an ancient box that once belonged to them, lies in her hands.

Charged with keeping the box safe, Amarrah is heartbroken when it is stolen from her while she moves to America. Years later, she is shocked to see it on TV and is determined to get it back. Tracking the artifact leads her to Sergeant Harrison Brockson, a handsome soldier who stirs memories of a man she knew centuries ago in ancient Babylon. Is Harrison the key to finding the box—or could he be her destiny?

Prequel novella to Maggie Shayne’s exciting trilogy, “The Portal”

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow, I am almost speechless. I really don’t want to do a review since I don’t think I can do it justice. I’ll give it a shot though. I got this book as a gift. A friend of mine said it was a great read, and he couldn’t put it down. So he bought me a copy and told me to read it. I did! and Wow!! My breath was taken away, I cried, I laughed out loud, I cried, I wanted to throw the book (if it wasn’t a Kindle copy) across the room, I yelled at the characters for being stupid and assholeish!! I felt like I was a ghost along for a ride with the characters. I was on a whirlwind with this book. I think it was due to the fact the subject matter hit close to home and I honestly felt for the characters. From the very beginning, I was entranced with this book. It drew me in and wouldn’t let me go til I was done. So thank you my friend for giving me this gift!!

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From Goodreads.com:

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Arash (Shadow Hunt, #1)

Arash (Shadow Hunt, #1)Arash by Elke Schuster

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I got this book from NetGalley.com as an ARC copy. After reading the summary I knew I had to read it. There are many books out there now that have vampires, wolves, angles, and other supernatural creatures, that this book looked to have a refreshing view. So I asked for a copy and received one. Let me tell you I was not disappointed at all! Once I was able to put my full attention to the book, I couldn’t put it down until it was done!! The Arash are being that come from the stars. They have lived on earth since the dawn of time and once there is a sign for a new member to join their group, they commence a shadow hunt. This book tells the story of one groups’ shadow hunt. It’s full of adventure, some romance, and mystery. A must read if you are into supernatural beings!!

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From Goodreads.com:

Author Elke Schuster is addicted to creating new worlds and settings. When she woke one morning with a particular fantasy story in mind she knew she needed some special creatures to go along with it. Fairies? No. Vampires? Overdone. When a friend suggested that angels were the ‘new’ vampires she mulled it over and introduced a new player in the world of fantasy creatures: the Arash, descendants of the stars whose name mean ‘bright’. More human than vampires, but powerful enough to be alluring, Schuster made them into the “stars” of her newest release Arash, Vol. 1, Shadow Hunt, the first in a four-book series.

Livia is the black sheep of her family, self-conscious and underachieving. That is, until she meets her new friends: the exuberant Natalie, her brother Rupert, the sculptor, intelligent librarian Will, stunning interior designer Ruth, and arrogant horse breeder Cassius. The group of mismatched friends makes Livia feel as if she may fit in somewhere for the first time in her life. Then she begins to suspect that her so-called friends are not who they claim to be. They hold a secret that could change Livia’s life forever.

Will her great love for one of them survive the challenges of becoming an immortal Arash? Will Livia herself manage to survive?