Monday, February 23, 2015

Ember by Rachel Van Dyken

23269850I am a Killer. A Rapist. A Monster.
I know only pain and survival.
That is until the Cappo's sister walked into my life.
And changed everything.

She's a light who makes my darkness darker, her smile makes my heart turn to ice, and I can't escape the fear her seductive looks instill--knowing it's only a matter of time before I fail--again, and take her for myself.
This is the story of my redemption.
But it's not pretty...I died, and now I'm alive, but not living, breathing but not surviving. I am Phoenix De Lange, son to a murdered mob boss, estranged brother, horrible friend, monster in the making, newest leader to one of the most powerful families in the Cosa Nostra.
And I will have my vengeance.
Or die trying.
I am Phoenix De Lange.
Death is all I know.
Until she offers me a piece of life--I can't resist taking.

My Thoughts on the Book

This is Phoenix's story and it is a great one.  We have known Phoenix since the beginning but like most of the boys we do not really know him.  I think Phoenix's story is one of the darkest ones and for a while I was having a hard time loving him.  But just like Bee breaks down his  wall the walls to love him fell for me too. This is a wonderful addition to the series.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Return by Jennifer Armentrout

18809475The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…

It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.

Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.

Book 1 in the new adult paranormal TITAN series, spin-off to the best selling COVENANT series.

My Thoughts on the Book 

The Return is a great addition the the Covenant Series and while it is a spin off series it does take place a year after the Covenant series ends. It can be read with out reading that series as Jennifer does an excellent job catching you up with out boring those that have read the series ( like we could be bored anyway) Seth is on a mission, many missions in fact due to the deal he struck with the gods but now is has to find and guard Josie and "mortal" that is not what she seems and may not be so mortal after all. We see in this book that Seth has really changed and learned a lot from his time before but he is still Seth and still likes to cuddle, is a smart ass and a lot of fun. I was never team Seth in the previous series but he more then redeemed himself and I am so happy that we get a whole series with him. We see many other characters we have grown to love and I think we will see even more as the series evolves. This is a great beginning to this collection of books but Jennifer always know how to start off a series strong and hot!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

8709528The epic conclusion to Richelle Mead's New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series is finally here...

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.

My Thoughts on the Book

A wonderful ending to a great series! This book had everything, from action to humor and a lot of heart! It was wonderful to have so many characters we love ( and some we hate) work together in the final novel, "the gangs back together" and that was so much fun. There were quite a few surprises in this book and I am hoping one of those might, just might lead to another book set a few years in the future, hint hint hint??????? 


Sunday, February 8, 2015