The Struggle

***SPOILER ALERT***

Recap book 2: Aiden and Alex return. They go to find the missing demigods. Solos dies (😭). Seth becomes the god killer and leaves Josie. 

This book starts off with zombies, honest to goodness crawling from a chasm that split demigod Gables living room, mother f*cking zombies. In pops Hyperion, he literally grabs Josie and poofs her away to be his prisoner and feed off of her. Meanwhile Seth is a god now. Josie endures 9 days of hell with the titans before Perseus takes her out of their warded warehouse and leaves her in the woods for Seth and Aiden to get her.

After some time Josie wakes up in Seth’s childhood home suffering some major PTSD, but honestly could you blame her? This part seriously had my heart wrenching and brought tears to my eyes for her. I don’t want to spoil way too much, the other half of the book OMG. This book was such an emotinal read. Even more so than the first two. I absolutely CANNOT wait for the next book!!!

Traveler

Jessa, a writer at heart, spends her time dreaming of different worlds and different lives and writing it down. One day, Finn, a character she thinks she dreamed up shows up in real life and it makes things super complicated. After a breakdown, Jess learns that her and Finn are travelers, people who have the ability to travel to different realities. 

I’m a bit unsure how I feel about this book at the start but the ending is phenomenal. From the beginning, the transition from what’s happening from the end of one chapter to the beginning of the next is extremely confusing. Jessa learns how to travel between realities and does so alone multiple times. My favorite is her meeting pirate Finn. This book is seriously great, there are TWO twist endings which have me seriously dying to read the next book. Just 13 more months to go! 

The Power

Now onto part 2. 

So recap on last book, Sethie gets Josie to the Covenant and Josie decides to train with Seth and Luke. Seth feels like he isn’t worthy of Josie, but she finally FINALLY!!! convinces him that yes, he is amazing cuz duh. Alarm bells go off in the Covenant a few days after Marcus realizes a whole group of sentinels go missing and SUPRISE, a bunch of sentinels being used as meat puppets by the shades come using down the Covenant doors. Luckily the half’s and pure’s fare better with shade attacks and actually survive once they leave their bodies, unlike the puny little mortals. Josie is taken and Seth and Apollo go to the rescue. Josie’s powers are awakes and she sends Hyperion to time out to think about what he’s done. The book ends with Josie and Sethie cuddling in the hospital.

Now onto book two. Yet another masterpiece. I seriously cannot praise Jennifer Armentrout enough for being such an amazing author. 

Seth seriously frustrated me in this book. His mentality about himself, even though he started thinking differently thanks to Josie in the last book, goes back to how it was before. He becomes a complete d-bag and Josie deserved way better than that. Then all is right again. It’s a whirlwind of emotions in this book. Alex and Aidan make their return, yay! Hercules makes an appearance, a new demigod is found, a friend dies, Seth goes god killer on a titan. This book is insanely action packed. 

The Call

Woah was I pleasantly surprised by this book! It was not at all what I expected. The fae are portrayed as terrifying monsters. The imagery in this book is honestly phenomenal. The author paints a scary picture for the world Nessa and her friends live in. Honestly, I feel like the book ended on a cliff hanger, and I so hope the author plans on writing a sequel. This books storyline is so uniquely creative and action packed, with a touch of romance and a huge dose of horror. It makes me so thankful the call doesn’t exist in our world. 

Caraval

This book is pure magic! It will keep you so engrossed you forget about everything, I forgot about lunch earlier because I was caught up in it. 

Scarlett really evolves as a character throughout the book, along with Julian. Julian seems like a bad-boy influence but I feel like his attitude and outlook was exactly what Scarlett needed to be able to push away all her fears and grow as a person. 

Stephanie Garber weaves a unique and magical story. The mystery of it is toe- curling and the imagery will completely blow you away. And the twist ending 😱 I would honestly LOVE it if this book was appropriately made into a movie.  

Soulmated

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Title: SOULMATED (Joining of Souls #1)

Author: Shaila Patel

Pub. Date: January 24, 2017

Publisher: Month9Books

Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Pages: 300

Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | TBD
Two souls. One Fate.

Eighteen-year-old Liam Whelan, an Irish royal empath, has been searching for his elusive soulmate. The rare union will cement his family’s standing in empath politics and afford the couple legendary powers, while also making them targets of those seeking to oust them.

Laxshmi Kapadia, an Indian-American high school student from a traditional family, faces her mother’s ultimatum: Graduate early and go to medical school, or commit to an arranged marriage.

When Liam moves next door to Laxshmi, he’s immediately and inexplicably drawn to her. In Liam, Laxshmi envisions a future with the freedom to follow her heart.

Liam’s father isn’t convinced Laxshmi is “The One” and Laxshmi’s mother won’t even let her talk to their handsome new neighbor. Will Liam and Laxshmi defy expectations and embrace a shared destiny? Or is the risk of choosing one’s own fate too great a price for the soulmated?

Review:

The book starts off really interesting with a boy named Liam taking a test along with his cousin, William, to see who will lead the royal empath house of O’connor. Liam, a prince, is appointed. He wins by having strong empath skills. He and his family are looking for something and his father has a vision of Alaska. His fathers visions are frequently changing, so they have been on a wild goose chase searching for an extremely long time.

This book has different POV’s. One being Liam, and the other being Laxshmi. Laxshmi deals with the pressures of her super strict mother on a daily basis. She has to either excel in her studies or she will have to be part of an arranged marriage.

Luck would have it Liam and his family move to the same neighborhood as Laxshmi in North Carolina and is only a couple of houses down. Liam is there searching for his soulmate. So he can have a chance of being an elder one day in his community. Even though Liam has absolutely no interest in politics.

Liam and Laxshmi or “Lucky” as Liam calls her, develop a relationship.

The characters are so likable. The storyline is extremely enthralling. I also really LOVE the diversity in this book! Shaila Patel is a wonderful author. The descriptions are so complex, detailed, and amazing. This is not a book to miss!

About Shaila: img_4471

As an unabashed lover of all things happily-ever- after, Shaila’s younger self would finish reading Cinderella and fling her copy across the room because it didn’t mention what happened next. Now she writes from her home in the Carolinas and dreams up all sorts of stories with epilogues. A member of the Romance Writers of America, she’s a pharmacist by training, a medical office manager by day, and a writer by night. She enjoys traveling, craft beer, and teas, and loves reading books—especially in cozy window seats. You might find her sneaking in a few paragraphs at a red light or connecting with other readers online at: http://www.shailapatelauthor.com

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Giveaway Details:

(1) winner will receive a Perfectly Posh, Posh To Meet You Set ($20 value), US Only.

(10) winners will receive a SOULMATED Swag Pack, US Only.

Enter giveaway here!
Tour Schedule:

Week One:

1/23/2017- Dani Reviews Things– Excerpt

1/23/2017- I am not a bookworm!– Review

 

1/24/2017- Two Chicks on Books– Interview

1/24/2017- Book-Keeping– Review

 

1/25/2017- Black Cat Blog– Guest Post

1/25/2017- Omg Books and More Books – Review

 

1/26/2017- Don’t Judge, Read– Guest Post

1/26/2017- The Starving Bookworm– Review

 

1/27/2017- Hidden Worlds Books– Guest Post

1/27/2017- Book Review Becca– Review


Week Two:

1/30/2017- Jorie Loves A Story Interview

1/30/2017- Drink Coffee and Read Books– Review

 

1/31/2017- Read Coffee and Teen Interview

1/31/2017- The Bookavid– Review

 

2/1/2017- Lisa’s Loves(Books of Course)– Excerpt

2/1/2017- NovelKnight– Review

 

2/2/2017- YA Guy– Excerpt

2/2/2017- Rockin’ Book Reviews– Review

 

2/3/2017- So Few Books– Interview

2/3/2017- Netherreads– Review

City of Dark Magic

So the premise of the book is extremely interesting and the storyline itself is enjoyable. However, a lot of the sexual innuendos are extremely unnecessary. It seems as if the author tried too hard to add a semblance of romance to the book and just missed the mark. 

The book has a great touch of mystery. Sarah, the main character, seems highly self absorbed which kind of ruined the book for me a bit. Along with the fact that the book will make sense at some points, but then completely goes off point. 

The book redeems itself about 2/3 of the way through. I am actually looking forward to reading the sequel.