Amity & Sorrow

Amity & SorrowAmity & Sorrow by Peggy Riley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I got this book from NetGalley.com. I wasn’t sure about getting this book, but it looked interesting enough to ask for a review copy. What I got was something unexpected, I thought I knew what I was getting myself into but I wrong! This book is not for the faint of heart. This is about a woman and her children escaping a cult and trying to survive out in the world. It tells the story of sisters who have no clue how to cope or survive outside their compound and away from their sadistic leader father. It’s about a woman, the first wife doing her best, yet not enough to help her daughters. The story goes back and forth from present day to memories being told. It tells of abuse, heartache, and fear. There were times where I had to stop reading and walk away because of the story being told. This book draws you in from the first page and won’t let you go til it is done. I will warn you, this book left me emotionally drained.

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From Goodreads.com:

A mother and her daughters drive for days without sleep until they crash their car in rural Oklahoma. The mother, Amaranth, is desperate to get away from someone she’s convinced will follow them wherever they go–her husband. The girls, Amity and Sorrow, can’t imagine what the world holds outside their father’s polygamous compound. Rescue comes in the unlikely form of Bradley, a farmer grieving the loss of his wife. At first unwelcoming to these strange, prayerful women, Bradley’s abiding tolerance gets the best of him, and they become a new kind of family. An unforgettable story of belief and redemption, AMITY & SORROW is about the influence of community and learning to stand on your own

Pretty Dark Nothing

Pretty Dark Nothing (Pretty Dark Nothing, #1)Pretty Dark Nothing by Heather L Reid

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I got this book from NetGalley.com as an ARC review copy. I wish I could give this book 5 stars! But I can’t, I’m pushing it at 4 stars as it is. Don’t get me wrong, this book has an interesting plot, and I was kept interested in the book throughout. Even the end has me hoping there is a second book! However, some of the transitions in the book just left me thinking “huh” “what happened?” There I would go back and re-read a few pages just to get what as going on. The way the author moves from one scene or time to the next is a little off putting. Once again I was left with going back a few pages just to see when the time jumped or why they were in one place then the next with a paragraph. Overall the story of the book itself is great! It’s a different Supernatural YA book which I love! It’s not your average, girl meets hot vampire teen and they fall in love. This is more of girl has issues, one doesn’t know if what she is seeing all in her head or if they are real. Some pages were really creepy and scary. At then end though almost everything falls into place and leaves you wanting more!

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From Goodreads:
It’s been twenty three days since Quinn has slept for more than minutes at a time. Demons have invaded her dreams, stalking her, and whispering of her death. The lack of sleep and crippling fear are ruining her life. Energy drinks and caffeine pills don’t make a dent. When Quinn dozes off in the school hallway, Aaron, an amnesiac with a psychic ability, accidentally enters her nightmare. The demons are determined to keep them apart, and Aaron from discovering the secret locked away in his memory. Together, they could banish the darkness back to the underworld for good. That is, unless the demons kill them first.

Hunter

HunterHunter by Jax

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh my, all that is yummy goodness, throw in some magic, action, and a girl that is stranded and ends up at a strange house, and you get a great read! Once I got started on this book I just couldn’t put it down. I always wanted to read more, and see how the characters and plot unfolded. I wanted to see what would happen next, what types of trouble those two could get into. Some parts of the book made me blush, while others made me want to yell and scream at the characters. Overall, this is a great read and I’m glad I was approved to read it from NetGalley.com

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From Goodreads.com:

This can’t be happening to her. A random break down…an isolated mountain road, a seemingly chance meeting with a hotter-than-hot stranger. Tatyana is a modern gal who can handle any crisis, but before she knows what’s hit her, she’s sensing a hideous threat, not to her but to this man who draws her like a moth to flame. Hunter.

“I know things…I saw it.”

When the attack comes, she is his protection from a diabolical enemy, even as he initiates her into a startling world of magic, sorcery and sensuality. For in a moment of terrifying danger a spark has been struck, and neither can escape the erotic fire to come…

Charming

CharmingCharming by Elliot James
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I got this book from NetGalley.com. I thought the title and cover were interesting. I found the book a bit different from the others I have read. It has a nice twist to the Prince “Charming” name. I found myself laughing out loud, yelling, and wanting to slap some character of the book. This story came to life for me.

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From Goodreads.com:

John Charming isn’t your average Prince…

He comes from a line of Charmings — an illustrious family of dragon slayers, witch-finders and killers dating back to before the fall of Rome. Trained by a modern day version of the Knights Templar, monster hunters who have updated their methods from chainmail and crossbows to kevlar and shotguns, he was one of the best. That is– until he became the abomination the Knights were sworn to hunt.

That was a lifetime ago. Now, he tends bar under an assumed name in rural Virginia and leads a peaceful, quiet life. One that shouldn’t change just because a vampire and a blonde walked into his bar… Right

Savage Nature (Leopard People #5)

Savage Nature (Leopard People, #5)Savage Nature by Christine Feehan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another spectacular book by Mrs. Feehan! What can I say that hasn’t already been said. She is an amazing author, that spins stories to where I feel like I am inside and part of the story itself. The story takes place in the bayou of Louisiana and we are introduced to Drake and his mate Saria. What follows is action, adventure, mystery, and of course the yummy scenes we fans have to come love! I liked how the story mentioned other shifters from her other books. Now it’s time to start reading the next book in the series!

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From Goodreads.com:

When Saria Boudreaux finds a dead body in the Louisiana bayou near her home, her first instinct is to go to the police. But there’s a problem: it looks like the victim may have been killed by a big cat – and her brothers are all shape-shifting leopards. Sent by the land’s owner to investigate, leopard-shifter Drake Donovan is ready for anything – except the insatiable hunger that rocks him when he meets Saria. Deep in his soul he knows that she is destined to be his mate. Torn between protecting her brothers and finding the truth, Saria treads warily around the powerful shifter. Yet as they venture deep into the mysterious bayou on a hunt for the killer, Saria finds herself longing for Drake’s touch and the sweet release of surrender …