Thrilling to the very end! The Reluctant Sacrifice

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Just finished reading this amazing book! Once I started it this morning, I literally couldnt put it down! I will write a full review tomorrow, but in the mean time, I honestly couldn’t recommend this book enough! The author, Kerr-Ann sent me an ARC of this book for an honest review. Best book I have read in a while ūüôā

Inspirational Quote

So I decided to brighten up my kitchen this morning by writing an inspirational quote on my new chalkboard splashback, (we are in the middle of installing a brand new kitchen).

What do you think if the quote I chose?

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REVIEW: RavenStorm Witches – A Coven of Bitches

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Title: Ravenstorm Witches
Author: Misha Mckenzie
Type: ARC e-book
Pages: 126
Published: 15th May 2015

4 Stars

“The RavenStorm Witches have taken the art of revenge to an all new level. Hilarity ensues when Maeve and the rest of her Coven of Bitches take on the liars, manipulators, and bullies¬†who’ve¬†hurt or betrayed their loved¬†ones. And for those needing a little something extra‚Ķ there‚Äôs always the stock from the better-off-dead potions cabinet.”

This was a brilliant read! I fell in love with the cover of the book and then I fell in love with the content!

This book was written as a series of short stories each featuring an issue that one of the witches was facing and it was an enjoyable read and provided such a good laugh.  I really loved reading about the witches’ hilarious sense of justice.

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REVIEW: Witches and Wolves

Witches and Wolves

Title: Witches & Wolves
Author: Kelly D Smith
Type: ARC e-book
Pages: 10,700 words
Published: 23rd September 2015

3 Stars

Life in the woods is usually fairly quiet, which suits Tory perfectly. She can focus on her witchcraft without the noise of the city or nosy¬†neighbours, and the only visitor she gets is¬†her ex-boyfriend‚ÄĒuntil late one night when she opens the door to find an unfamiliar wolf who promptly curls up in Tory’s bed and falls fast asleep.

Long used to wolves, Tory lets her be, and has no complaints at all when the morning reveals the wolf to be a beautiful woman. New to being a wolf, out in the woods to learn control and get more comfortable with her new life, Gee eagerly accepts when Tory offers to help her‚ÄĒand she doesn’t seem opposed to any other offers Tory might make.

But not everyone approves of werewolves, and Gee isn’t the only new visitor to the woods…

This story was not quite what I expected, although for a short story (approx 30min reading time) I enjoyed it.  I would love to see it expanded and made into a full length novel.

The writing was fairly simple and the characters weren’t really described in detail so I didn’t feel like I connected with any of them.

I felt that the relationship between the two developed really quickly and without any real foundations, I also found that the timeline of events in my mind didn’t correlate with the timeline in the story, I felt like I missed a massive chunk somewhere.

I also found it odd that the witch had better senses then the werewolf and the witch was the Alpha and protector.

My favourite part was the setting of the book, a large plot of land in the woods with a lake, sounds like paradise!

I think if the story was longer and more developed it would have been a fantastic read, but overall not bad.

I was provided an Arc by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you.

Stacking the Shelves #2

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme, hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews.

It has been a busy week, I received a Request to Review from the Author of this book:

  • The Reluctant Sacrifice by Kerr-Ann Dempster (Pub¬†Date:¬†August 7, 2015)¬†26063382

I have also received a lot of ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) e-pubs thanks to NetGalley!

  • Witches & Wolves¬†by Kelly D. Smith¬†
  • Rise of the Fae by Rebekah Ganiere¬† (The Society: Book 2)
  • Wicked Ever After by Delilah S. Dawson (Blud: Book 4)
  • RavenStorm Witches by Misha McKenzie (A Coven of Bitches)
  • The Secrets of Yashire¬†by Diamante Lavendar
  • Phoenix¬†by Vaun Murphrey (The Weaver Series: Book 4)
  • Vector¬†by Vaun Murphrey (The Weaver Series: Book 3)
  • Changeling¬†by Vaun Murphrey (The Weaver Series: Book¬†2)
  • Chimera¬†by Vaun Murphrey (The Weaver Series: Book¬†1)
  • The Unraveling¬†by Laurel Wanrow¬†¬†(The Luminated Threads: Book 1)
  • Wicked Wild Fantasies by Shiloh Walker¬†

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I will try my best to read and review most of these this month. Watch this space!!

Top 10 Tuesday #5

TOP 10 TUESDAY

Today’s Topic for Top 10 Tuesday featured by The Broke and The Bookish is:

Ten Finished Series I Have YET to Finish

  1. House of Night by PC Cast & Kristin Cast
    I have read books 1 ‚Äď 10, I have ordered books 11 & 12 to complete this series!
  1. Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs
    Although this series isn’t actually finished yet I have only read (and own) book 1-6 so have 2¬†more to read and I think there are 3¬†more due to come out after that!
  1. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
    I have read the first book but I own both book 1 and 3, I need to get the two prequels and book 2 and 4 to complete this series!
  1. Spellcaster by Claudia Gray
    I have only read book 1 of this series but Book 2 is on my TBR list.
  1. True Blood (Sookie Stackhouse) by Charlaine Harris
    I need to read the last book in this series #13
  1. The Taker by Alma Katsu
    I have read the first book of this series and I am looking forward to reading the next two books.
  1. Wolf Springs Chronicles by Nancy Holder
    I have only read the first book ‚ÄėUnleashed‚Äô, but the next two books are on my TBR list.
  1. Winter Saga by M.J Hearle
    I have only read the first book ‚ÄėWinter‚Äôs Shadow‚Äô, I need to read ‚ÄėWinters Light‚Äô
  1. Dark Angels by Keri Arthur
    I have only read book 1 in this 5 book series!
  1. Tempest by Julie Cross
    I have only read book 1 of this trilogy

Top 10 Series I Havent Finished

REVIEW: Fair Game (Alpha and Omega Book #3)

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Title: Dead Heat
Author: Patricia Briggs
Type: Paperback
Pages: 308
Published: 6th March 2012

4 Stars

As mentioned previously I haven’t read the Mercy Thompson series prior to reading this series, I think I may have understood a bit more of the lead up to this book if I had.

I had expected the series to carry on from the previous book; however this book took place after the werewolves have come out to the humans, which I now understand would take place after the Mercy Thompson book ‚ÄúRiver Marked‚ÄĚ.

Overall however, I don‚Äôt think that this affected my experience too badly. ¬†The werewolves have revealed themselves to humans and they can’t afford any bad publicity, so transgressions that previously may have been overlooked are now resulting in harsher punishments, and Charles is the one handling all the dirty-work, but at what cost.

Charles and Anna are sent to Boston to assist the FBI with a local serial killer case. They quickly realize that there is a pattern and reason behind these killings, and now Anna and Charles are in danger of becoming prey.

This was a wonderful reading. I adore the characters, and I love how Anna has become fiercely protective of Charles, and Brother Wolf. Charles story is brilliant in this book, I love that he tries to protect Anna and be strong for her however when he is on the edge of losing her forever he realises how much she needs him to let her be the strong one sometimes.

This book kept me guessing right to the very end, it was fast paced full of adventure, mystery and action. I am looking forward to following their story into Dead Heat!

Stacking the Shelves #1

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme, hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews.

This is my first stacking the shelves post!

I have new additions to my paperback library (purchased from Dymocks) including:

  • Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega Book #4) by Patricia Briggs
  • Masquerade by Kylie Fornasier

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My close friend gifted me with her Harper Connelly series:

  • Grave Sight (Harper Connelly Book #1) by Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Surprise¬†(Harper Connelly Book #2) by Charlaine Harris
  • An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly Book #3) by Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Secret¬†(Harper Connelly Book #4) by Charlaine Harris

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My friend has lent me his copy of Revolution by Russell Brand.

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And last but not least, I have been given a few ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) e-pubs thanks to NetGalley!!

  • The Way We Fall (The Story if Us¬†Book #1) by¬†Cassia Leo
  • Shadows (The Rephaim Book #1) by Paula Weston
  • Telsa (Telsa Evolution Book #1) by Mark Lingane

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As soon as I have finished the Alpha and Omega Series I will get onto reading these and¬†providing my reviews, hopefully prior to 1st October’s Stacking the Shelves!

Watch this space!!