Review: Storm Front by D.L. Robinson

27244148Storm Front by D.L. Robinson

Published October 15th 2015

In just a few short days Loriel has major concerns about her new job. First thought to be a dream career, she realizes the job she had so anticipated has placed a target on her back, and she will be lucky to come out unscathed. Without the help of Givanni, her boss’s nephew and the CEO at Shellbrook, her fate would have been sealed a few times over. But his world, though frightening, brings with it breathtaking sights, adoring family, and stronger feelings than Loriel wants to admit. And although making it out alive had seemed impossible, it becomes desperately more important to make it out together.

I wasn’t really sure what to expect with this book but I ended up really enjoying it.
This book caught my attention pretty quickly and it was really entertaining all the way though.
It was a lot more action packed than I thought it would be and I really enjoyed that aspect of it.
I read though Storm Front really quickly so I could find out what would happen next.
Overall, definitely a fun and entertaining read. I can’t wait for the next book because that ending was crazy.

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Sent to me by author in exchange for an honest review

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Review: Fight for Dawn by Komali da Silva

24365878Fight for Dawn by Komali da Silva

Published January 6th 2015

She should’ve known better than to hope her life could be normal after losing her best friend Nate. It’s hard enough to deal with the loss but now she “sees” him everywhere. Add that to meeting Gabe, the new guy who sends her heart racing and Dawn is certainly spinning. It’s almost enough to make her forget the demons that lurk in the shadows.

Unfortunately the many distractions aren’t enough to purge Angelo from her broken heart. Her hopes of ever being with him again have been dashed. He’s moving farther away and there is nothing she can do to stop it.Soon the demons Dawn wanted to forget about will remind her of their presence and she’ll have to abandon everything else. Not only is her life in danger, but the lives of everyone around her as well.

I almost never read a sequel right after finishing the first book but Fight for Dawn is the rare exception.

My favorite thing about this series is how surprisingly well written it is. I didn’t really notice but when I was really taken aback by how well the story flowed. I read this book really quickly because of how well everything flowed together.

I felt like I was really able to get to know Dawn even more in Fight for Dawn. She a really interesting character and I’m glad her character was able to develop though out the series.

There was quite a bit of drama in this book but it was done is a really good way. I took everything at face value and there was really no need to be a critical reader (which I normally am).

Overall, this is such a fun series. I really enjoy reading both books and I’m pretty sure I’ll get physical copies later in the year. I can definitely see myself rereading these books if I’m ever in a really bad reading slump because I feel like these books would be perfect for that.

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Review: Not Every Girl by Jane McGarry

25442314Not Every Girl by Jane McGarry

Published April 27th 2015

Olivia Davenport’s plan is destined to fail.

She is going through with it anyway, of course. After all, it is the chance of a lifetime. The unreasonable rules of others should not stand in her way.

In her small kingdom of Stewartsland, Olivia trains with the squires and harbors a secret dream. She longs to become a knight under the command of the Master-of–Arms, who just happens to be her father. He has indulged her passion so far, but they both know a simple fact – girls may not attain knighthood. Dismayed by the constant discouragement of her ambitions, she makes an impetuous decision to disguise herself as a boy in order to sneak on a mission. The consequences are not at all what she anticipated.

When her deception is revealed, she is sent home in disgrace; however, an unexpected turn of events puts her at the center of a dangerous plot against the King. The ensuing adventure finds her grappling with mercenaries and outlaws, yet these pale in comparison to her newly awakened emotions. She finds not only her life at risk, but also her heart, when the aloof Prince Liam begins to affect her in ways she never thought possible. In the end, it is her courage and unique spirit which must guide her through the challenges she encounters both physical and emotional.

*Copy of book sent to me by author in exchange for an honest review.*
I had seen this book around on Instagram when my friend Logan read it and really liked it. I wanted to read it but I kinda forgot about it until the author sent me a copy. I was pretty excited to start this book and I wasn’t disappointed.

I was really surprised by how Olivia was so interesting and different. I didn’t find her annoying and she was really well written. She was pretty awesome.
I really think that she’s a good example of the kind of female characters that YA needs more of.

Olivia and the plot reminded me Mulan and it was one of my favorite things about this book. Mulan is one of my favorite movies so reading a book that was similar (in a good way) was so much fun. I loved the character development and how the story progressed.

Overall, I really enjoyed Not Every Girl. I’m definitely to be getting a paperback of this book because I really want it on my shelves. If you’re looking for a great YA with an awesome main character, I highly recommend Not Every Girl.

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Author Request Review: Golden by Melinda Michaels

24313673Golden by Melinda Michaels
Published : March 24,2015

High school senior Hanna Loch just suffered a blackout in front of her entire homeroom class. She hasn’t had one in over ten years, and she’s terrified—the last time she blacked out, she woke up with no memory of her life before. To make matters worse, no one can explain why it happens. For Hanna, bad things tend to come in threes.

And that doesn’t even begin to cover it . . .

When she learns she could be a descendant of someone who lived /once upon a time/, Hanna must put her trust in William Vann, a descendant of one of the most hated villains ever known. Their histories are intertwined in more ways than she expected, and he has answers about her past, answers even her family won’t share.

But is it safe to put her trust in someone who appears to be danger reincarnate, while trying to escape the darkness that tried to kill her ten years ago?

A loose fairytale retelling, GOLDEN is a story that’s /just right/, weaving together lost secrets, vengeful enemies, and what happens when fiction becomes reality.

So Melinda got in touch with me and asked me to review her book and I gladly accepted because I was intrigued with the plot. It just pulled me in and after reading ACOTAR I just wanted to go with the whole fairytale retelling theme.

I didn’t think I was going to like this book when I first started reading it, but as I went on through it, I found myself enjoying it more and more as the pages went by. I found it difficult to like Hanna at first, but eventually I got over it haha. I had to remind myself that Hanna was only a high school girl so it would probably be more relatable for a High School aged me, but anyway.

I love the way Melinda used the fairytale elements. It wasn’t SUPER in your face but you most definitely caught it and the concept of it all is just great! It took a little while for me to finally actually start getting engrossed in the book (about 1/3 of the way) but I didn’t mind it!  Overall it’s a super awesome read and totally suggest picking it up if you’re in the mood for a re-telling.

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