Review: Vein of Love | Blackest Gold Series | R Scarlett | 3/5

There seems to have been a lot of hype on my social media about this series. And after all that hype,  I really wanted to love it. I heard it gets better, so I read book one and two, but unfortunately I’m still pretty meh about it.

Tensley was pretty hot,  but not enough to hook me and make me swoon,  and I didn’t really like Molly. I love a good on/off… Will they/won’t they… But I didn’t really like the way it was done here.  It felt a bit too repetitive.

It wasn’t a bad book,  it was a quick read and enjoyable… I guess it just didn’t sweep me off my feet, and I went into it with that expectation.

Author R Scarlett

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Review: A Shining in the Shadows | Beverley Lee | 5/5

Book two in the Gabriel Davenport series, and aAnother brilliant read from Beverley Lee. I thoroughly enjoyed following Gabe on this new journey in his life, seeing him grow and find his place. And,  you know… vampires! I love vampires!

Once again we are drawn into the ticking countdown of something epic – tension building,  twists turning,  sweeping us along the path towards the dramatic conclusion.  Great stuff!

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Review: The Making of Gabriel Davenport | Beverley Lee | 5/5

Wow,  I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The rising tension was present from the start,  but it really kicked in at the midpoint and didn’t let up for a moment, right through to the climax (and a great ending that I didn’t see coming). I’m glad I hadn’t read the reviews first, because there was one thing that came as a total, brilliant surprise.

I’ve not read a horror book for a long time, but I’m diving straight into book two. And maybe now I’ll finally get around to the King and Koontz books in the tbr pile!

Author Beverley Lee

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Review: Rise of the Sparrows | Sarina Langer | 4/5

Had me hooked from the brilliant prologue! Rachel is an understated heroine,  but she’s not to be messed with!

I’d have liked to have seen more of a developing relationship between her and the other characters,  and I do feel there was a little too much telling rather than showing. More could have been made of the ending too,  which wrapped up a little easily…BUT the epilogue hooked me back in! This is a very promising start to a new series,  I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next. If you want magic, prophecy and people at war, then give this a go!

BUT, the epilogue hooked me back in! This is a very promising start to a new series,  I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next. If you want magic, prophecy and people at war, then give this a go!

Author Sarina Langer

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If you like your fantasy with a heavy dose of romance, then you need these books….

Wow. Just wow.

I devoured A Court of Thorns and Roses (oftened referred to as ACOTAR on social media) by Sarah J. Maas.

It’s been a while since I read anything in the fantasy genre, and let me tell you – I will be reading a lot more! It has been too long since a book has gripped me this much. ACOTAR has it all – fantasy, fighting, romance, a kick-ass heroine and sexy alpha males.

But wait… then I read book two – A Court of Mist and Fury, and oh.my.word.

I loved book one, but this book? – I loved it so hard that, for a little while, it destroyed me. I couldn’t put it down. When I wasn’t reading it, I was thinking about it. I ached and fretted, and melted. The characters gave everything.

Rhys – I barely have the words. HE is everything.

I am left gasping for more. Desperate to begin ACOWAR (The third book – A court of Wings and Ruin) but also terrified to do so. Scared that I won’t like where it goes. And scared for it to end…I don’t want this series to end.

Mortals and Fae, magic and war, beautiful romance, friendship, betrayal, love and hate.

I don’t want to leave Prythian. I wish to remain firmly cocooned in my Rhys bubble!

Sigh. Major book hangover.

So…what are you waiting for? Go and read these books!!

A Court of Thorns and Roses

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it…or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.