Monday, November 23, 2015

Review : Bitterroot: Part 3 by Heather Hildenbrand and S.M. Reine

Bitterroot: Part 3 

Bitterroot: Part 3 by Heather Hildenbrand and S.M. Reine

My rating: 4.5

I was really anxious to read this final installment in the Bitterroot serial series. I'm so glad that I didn't have to wait long and that this final book left me rather satisfied with the way it ended. I wasn't sure how things could possibly be resolved with the hea ending that I so desperately craved, but I should have known not to worry that these talented authors had it all under control.
Part 3 picks up with the girls now having to compete for alpha. They both want it but for very different reasons. With tensions high and the treachery afoot this one is a fast paced page turner. I really enjoyed this series and am so pleased with the way things worked out. These two authors apparently work great together because the books turned out fabulous!

** I received a digital copy of this book for review. **

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Review: Branching Out by Kerstin March

Branching OutBranching Out by Kerstin March
My rating:
3.5 stars

Branching out is a beautifully written, heartwrenching story of loss, grief, and forgiveness. It picks up shortly after the events of Family Trees and starts at a wedding. March has done a great job at weaving in details from the first book and things that happened between the two without it feeling like a history lesson. I love how poetic the writing feels and March definitely has a way with words. I do admit though that I had some trouble connecting to the story until about 80 pages in, at which point I then was completely enraptured. Branching Out definitely delivers a powerful message and although at times is rather despondent it is also very beautiful. If you love a good emotional story that will make your heart ache, then Branching Out is perfect for you. Just don't forget the tissues!

P.s. I highly recommend reading Family Trees before reading Branching Out.

** I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. *

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Review: Cute Emergency

If you can't tell already by the darling cover and title, Cute Emergency is an abundance of  adorable animals with cute quotes sure to delight animal lovers young and old alike. It would make a great gift, but I warn you now you better get two because you'll want to keep one for yourself. If your having a bad day break out Cute Emergency it might just make you feel a bit better. I mean it's pretty hard not to love these sweet faces! 

** I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. ** 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Review Tour: A Faerie's Revenge

Welcome to the blog tour for Rachel Morgan's A FAERIE'S REVENGE,
the fifth book in her Creepy Hollow series!
AFR_3DCOVER_350   Title: A Faerie's Revenge Author: Rachel Morgan Series: Creepy Hollow (Book #5) Published: October 27, 2015 Format: Ebook & Paperback Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Blurb: Still reeling from a shocking revelation, Calla Larkenwood finds the threads of her world unraveling further when she's accused of a horrifying crime she didn't commit. In a world where everyone keeps secrets and someone is intent on framing her, how will she figure out who to trust?

Loved it! A Faerie's Revenge is the fifth book in the Creepy Hollow series. The first three books are Violet's story and books four and five are Calla's. I would say that I love each book more and more but honestly I think they are all amazing and love them all equally lol.

A Faerie's Revenge is full of action and real emotion. I couldn't read it quick enough! I had to know what was going to happen next. After the way that A Faerie's Secret ended the way it did I needed some answers and I needed them fast! One of my favorite things about reading this series other than the world building is how easy the story seems to flow. Even when there is a lot happening from action to romance and betrayal, the writing never seems forced. It just flows and pieces everything together perfectly in ways that I didn't even see coming and it just astounds me. I went from loving a character, to hating them, to loving them again, and that can be a hard feat to pull off. A Faerie's Revenge rings true on so many subjects it's hard to put into words. It tells of love, true friendship, accepting yourself, betrayal, mistakes, forgiveness, the list just goes on and it just totally blows my mind. So if you haven't read this series yet , I give it my upmost recommendation for all fans of YA fantasy and fae.

** I received a digital copy of this book for review purposes. * * 

Rachel Morgan is a South African author who spent a large portion of her childhood living in a fantasy land of her own making. After completing a degree in genetics, she decided science wasn’t for her—after all, they didn’t approve of made-up facts. These days she spends much of her time immersed in fantasy land once more, writing fiction for young adults and those young at heart. She is the author of the bestselling Creepy Hollow series, and the lighthearted contemporary romance Trouble series. You can find her online at the following places:
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Review: Owls ( Our Most Charming Bird ) by Matt Sewell

I have always been greatly fascinated by owls. They just seem to have this mysterious and enchanting air about them. That's why I was really excited about this title. The cover adorns some of the same lovely illustrations that can be found inside. I really enjoyed that each owl has it's own illustration and paragraph about that particular type. Who knew there were so many different kinds?!! I do think it is worth noting that despite the adorable pictures that I believe this book to be intended for a more mature audience. I did share some of the information inside with my daughter and show her the lovely pictures but I am glad that I was able to skim over some of the details about virgin vigils and superstitions including nailing a wing or whole Barn Owl to a barn. Not to mention that the author seems to have a rather extensive vocabulary that may be hard for younger readers to comprehend.  One feature I found especially charming was the spotting and jotting checklist in the back, to keep track of the types of owls you've seen. It definitely had me ready to spot some owls!  

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    Sunday, October 25, 2015

    Review : Bitterroot prt 2

    Bitterroot, Part 2Bitterroot, Part 2 by Heather Hildenbrand
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    After finishing Bitterroot part 1 I was very anxious to get my hands on part 2. I am pleased to say that it was just as exciting as the first one. The girls are getting closer to their competition and Charlie is also getting closer to Owen. The chemistry between Charlie and Owen has me all giddy and I can't wait to see where the story goes from here. But in a way I feel bad for rooting for them so much knowing that their relationship would probably only drive Regan away. I find it kind of ironic that although Regan hates Owen that she wants to win the competition that would ultimately wed her to him, not only to be alpha but to protect her sister from him. But on the otherhand he is the only one Charlie really feels close to and she's determined not to lose him to her sister. I mean wow. It seems like a lose , lose situation. I sure hope that that's not the case though. Guess I will just have to wait and see with part 3. Which thankfully will be out pretty soon. So if you haven't started this serial yet, now would be a great time to do so. Being that this is the best serial novella series I've ever read, I highly recommend it to all fans of young adult paranormal romance.

    ** I received a digital copy of this book for review purposes. **