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!!!

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 Return

Another Jennifer Armentrout 5 star read, amirightguys?! So Apollo is enlisting Seth into getting his daughter, a demigod named Josie, to the covenant so she can gear up with the other demigods to defeat the badass titans.

Seth, holy hell. Like that’s the only way I can describe him without bursting into flames. I absolutely ADORED him in the Covenant series so him having a spin-off series is the bomb! 

The chemistry between Seth and Josie is pretty steamy. This book is action packed just like the Covenant series was. Plus it’s loaded with plenty of cameos from all the characters you love. On to the next one! 

The Wolf of Dorian Gray 

SYNOPSIS

The Wolf of Dorian Gray: A Werewolf Spawned by the Evil of Man is the first book of a series revolving around the classic figure of Dorian Gray and his struggles with evil, which takes the form here of the last remaining wolf in 1800s England. 

  As in the original Oscar Wilde Portrait of Dorian Gray, Dorian faces the temptations of wicked forces and the drive to be good; but unlike Portrait, a wolf enters the picture to grow from a persecuted, hunted beast into a dangerous, malevolent force that enters London with malevolent intentions. 

  In this scenario Dorian may be the only force that can stop or transform it – or, is he just another pawn in the devil’s game?

REVIEW  
I have to say, when I was asked to review this book I was instantly intrigued. I had read The Picture of Dorian Gray a while ago and absolutely enjoyed it. Here we have something entirely unique. 

A man. A wolf. A painting.

The book starts off intense from the beginning and becomes an emotional roller coaster. I do also feel a bit bad for James in the prologue and his untimely end. Mr. Ference killed off a character faster than George R.R. Martin! Pretty impressive I would say.

Sage is soft spoken. Lady Helena is a bit pushy and a bit of a floozy. Dorian Gray comes off as a jerk who always tries to find a way to justify his horrible means.  The way he talks to Sage at points is honestly appalling. Like when he tells Lady Helena she must stay because keeping company with Sage is boring. He begins to have a rather brazen nightlife with Lady Helena and starts keeping company with Sage less and less. Dorian’s relationship and connection with the wolf is very interesting. 

I imagine this would definitely be the modernized version of The Picture of Dorian Gray. This book will suck you in, and have you putting off other obligations just to finish the book. The authors writing is absolutely wonderful. I would have to say that this is definitely a book intended for adults. As there are a few instances of discussed drug use, although for this time period was normal, as well as some mentioned scenes of a sexual nature. 

This book is very deserving of its high ratings. It is an excellent book. I look forward to reading what Brian Ference puts out in the future. You can buy a copy of this wonderful read for yourself or for a friend here!

Summoner Rising 

SYNOPSIS

Law One: A summoner is responsible for all creatures she lets through from the netherworld. 

Dacie Cantar wishes someone had explained the Laws of Summoning to her before she watched a shadowy creature crawl out of a painting at the local arcade. 
But at least it explains the strange things she’s witnessed since moving in with her great-aunt, after her mother’s untimely death. But who wants to be followed by shadows the rest of their life? 
Add that to being stalked by a strange boy at school, who just might be her Tovaros or soulmate, and it’s about all Dacie can handle in her new life. 
As she nears her seventeenth birthday, will she be ready for her new responsibilities, or will the shadows that stalked her mother until her death, finally consume Dacie, too? 
And then there’s Law Two…

REVIEW

Daciana lives with her Great Aunt Katya after tragedy struck and her mother died. The book begins with Dacie’s first day at her new school. She often sees shadows moving on their own in a way that makes no sense. Her first day immediately starts by her meeting a jock-ish boy named Brennan and then a couple minutes later literally running into a long haired boy with green eyes. 

One thing that bothered me is how much of an attitude she had against the guy, who you later find out is named Tryan. I mean seriously I know you’re upset because your mom died, but he was being completely nice to you at every encounter in the beginning of the book and you were just a royal b*tch. I’m going to be honest, I didn’t really like Daciana. The whole time I wanted to reach through my kindle and smack her. 

I feel like her attitude really spoils the book. At least in the beginning. After that it’s not so bad, but some things just feel forced. All in all this was not really my cup of tea but don’t let me discourage you from giving it a try. You can pre-order a copy here