[Book Review] The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Synopsis

Mara Dyer knows she isn’t crazy. She knows that she can kill with her mind, and that Noah can heal with his. Mara also knows that somehow, Jude is not a hallucination. He is alive. Unfortunately, convincing her family and doctors that she’s not unstable and doesn’t need to be hospitalised isn’t easy.

The only person who actually believes her is Noah. But being with Noah is dangerous and Mara is in constant fear that she might hurt him. She needs to learn how to control her power, and fast! Together, Mara and Noah must try and figure out exactly how Jude survived when the asylum collapsed, and how he knows so much about her strange ability…before anyone else ends up dead!


Quick Stats

Book Length: 546
Publication Date: 2013
Characters:  Mara Dyer, Noah Shaw


Review

This book was just as addictive as the first one!

Mara knows she’s not crazy, Noah is different too and she’s not alone. Now all she has to do is convince everyone else around her that she is normal, all the while trying to figure out what Jude wants and keeping her family safe from him.

I really don’t know where to begin, usually, I have some idea about what direction a story is going to go in, but this was on another level. I had such a hard time trying to figure out what the hell was going on, it made some really addictive reading.

Mara’s growth is slow and steady you can really feel all the emotions and struggles that she goes through. I liked how Noah was her constant rock, the more I read of him the more I like. I have a real feeling that he is way more messed up than Mara is.

Overall Ir really enjoyed this volume, I look forward to reading the final book in this trilogy.

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My Rating 4/5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

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[Book Review] The Prophecy by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Synopsis

History is on repeat…

Seth never thought he’d have a future. But now he’s on the brink of having it all with Josie: A tomorrow. A family. A forever. And all that’s standing between him and that forever is the Titans. If he helps Josie entomb them — without killing them, a nearly impossible task for him — everything he could ever want will be in reach. But he soon realizes that as a god, every little choice he makes can reshape the world for the better… or worse. And in meddling with the Titans, Seth may have just set into motion catastrophic consequences that will force the Olympians to enter the mortal realm and reshape the delicate balance of power that keeps the world from total collapse.

A price must be paid…

Entombing the Titans is Josie’s top priority. After all, it was what she was born to do. But the plans her father put into play to help her are no longer an option, and the odds she and Seth face in forging their own path are grim. The escalating violence between halfs and pures only increases the danger closing in on them and their friends. Josie knows their chances of succeeding in their task are slim at best — and if they fail, they might lose everything. But she also knows she’s not fighting just for herself — she’s fighting for the man she loves, for their future, for the world. Together with the Army of Awesome, Josie and Seth will face the unthinkable. And to win this war, the ultimate sacrifice must be made.

For the end is here and the Prophecy will be fulfilled….


Quick Stats

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Publication Year: March 8th 2018
Characters: Josie Bethel, Seth Diodoros


Review

I still can’t believe this but I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!!

Seth almost has it all, but the Titans are still on the lose entombing them and finding the last demigod is everyone’s top priority. With time and options running out Seth must make a sacrifice that no one sees’s coming.

Ok, I was not prepared at all for the rollercoaster of emotions that this story made me feel. I’ve been waiting almost a year to read this book and it had everything and more that  I wanted.

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Seth and Josie are so perfect for one another, I loved how protective and loving Seth was of her and their unborn child, he has grown so much over the course of this series and it this book really rounded his character off in such a beautiful way. Seth really has come full circle and reading his journey has been such a ride! I liked how Josie never gave up on Seth, her belief in him never wavered and she reinforced his self-worth every time he doubted himself. They are total #RelationshipGoals!

The story itself has everything you would come to expect from the genius that is Jennifer L. Armentrout, humor, drama, smoking hot sexiness and sooo many feels! JLA has crafted the perfect ending to this amazing series.

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My Rating: 5/5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟


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[Book Review] The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin​

Synopsis

Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.

There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.

She’s wrong.


Quick Stats

Page Length: 480
Publication Year: 2012
Characters: Mara, Noah,


Review

First of all: O.M.G. My actual expression after finishing book ⬇️

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The last time a book left me feeling this way was when I read Nocte. This book kept me gripped right to the very end. The story starts with Mara being involved in an accident that kills her two friends and boyfriend, she wakes up in a hospital bed with no memory of how she got there. Soon after she starts experiencing hallucinations other strange things. With everything that has happened Mara and her family moves to Florida for a fresh start. Mara starts at a new school and meets a guy called Noah who has his own secrets. Mara continues to experience creepy hallucinations and has dream memories of what happened the night her friends died. It’s in those memories that she finally learns the truth about what happened.

I loved how much of a mind f*@k  this story was. It really sucks you in, I was desperate to find out what the hell was going on. I enjoyed how the story was told which is kind of hard to explain but it has a sort of dreamlike quality to it, which made figuring out the story that much harder. It was one of those rare times where I couldn’t guess what was going to happen next.

I really felt for Mara, to go through what she was experiencing must have been terrifying and lonely. At times it was hard to figure whether what she was experiencing was real or just a figment of her imagination. I’m still not sure how I feel about Noah, he has a likable charm about him and you do find out a lot about him but I still feel there is so much more to his character that we haven’t seen yet.

Overall this was an excellent read. I’m not sure how this went under my radar for so long but I’m glad I found out about it because it was just soo good!!

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My Rating: 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟

 

 

Rhapsodic (The Bargainer#1) – Laura Thalassa

Blurb

Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past. For the last seven years she’s been collecting a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she’s received. Only death or repayment will fulfill the obligations. Only then will the beads disappear.

Everyone knows that if you need a favor, you go to the Bargainer to make it happen. He’s a man who can get you anything you want… at a price. And everyone knows that sooner or later he always collects.

But for one of his clients, he’s never asked for repayment. Not until now. When Callie finds the fae king of the night in her room, a grin on his lips and a twinkle in his eye, she knows things are about to change. At first, it’s just a chaste kiss—a single bead’s worth—and a promise for more.

For the Bargainer, it’s more than just a matter of rekindling an old romance. Something is happening in the Otherworld. Fae warriors are going missing one by one. Only the women are returned, each in a glass casket, a child clutched to their breast. And then there are the whispers among the slaves, whispers of an evil that’s been awoken.

If the Bargainer has any hope to save his people, he’ll need the help of the siren he spurned long ago. Only, his foe has a taste for exotic creatures, and Callie just happens to be one


STATS

Page Length: 326
Publication Year: 2016
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal/ Romance
Characters: Callie, The Bargainer (Des)


Story: 

It’s amazing how you can read a blurb and interpret how you think a story is going to go and then BOOM get blown away about just how epic it is! This is pretty much how this made me feel. I really wasn’t expecting to love this as much as did, I heard a lot of talk about it Facebook when it first came out and so added it to my TBR list.

I loved the storyline, it’s emotionally charged and you can really feel the tension between Callie and Des.

It’s told from Callie’s perspective and is in the first person. The first half of the book is split between past and present, so you get a nice balance of learning the history Callie has with the Bargainer, whilst still being in engaged in the events that are currently happening. I really liked that it was written this way because even though it was all told from Callie’s POV I could easily interpret what the Bargainer was feeling even when Callie couldn’t, which really helped me to connect with both characters.

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The Struggle (Titan #3) – Jennifer L. Armentrout

*Major spoilers ahead!*

Blurb

 A bloody path has been chosen…

The war against the Titans continues, and they remain determined to wreak havoc on the world, but Seth has become something all gods fear. Now the most dangerous, most absolute power no longer resides in those who have been freed from their tombs.

The Great War fought by the few is coming…

All may doubt and fear what Seth has become. All except the one woman who might be his final chance at redemption. Josie will do anything to prove that Seth is on their side, but fate has a nasty way of changing lives, of changing people.

In the end, the sun will fall…

The only way they can save the future and save themselves is by facing the unknown together. It will take more than trust and faith. It will take love and the kind of strength not easily broken. No matter what, their lives will never be the same.

For what the gods have feared has come to pass. The end of the old is here and the beginning of the new has been ushered in…


STATS

Page Length: 368
Publication Year: 2017
Genre: New Adult/Supernatural
Characters: Josie, Seth, Luke, Deacon, Alex, Aiden etc


Overview

I loved it!! I’m so hooked to this series! I discovered after devouring this book that there is going to be fourth! (thank the gods!)

I’m going to review this a bit differently as I’ve already done character analysis in the last two reviews and I don’t want it to become repetitive. So I’m just going to go through and tell you what loved and didn’t love so much because let’s be honest I didn’t hate anything about this book!

What I loved:

  • Seth is a freaking GOD now! I thought after the last book he would just be the god killer but no he’s a legit god who is absolute, meaning that there are only a few gods that could take him down. It also means he is no longer destined to be Hades bitch as he is now immortal!
  • It finally seems as though  Seth ahs come to his senses and has committed to Josie! Hooray!
  • Josie is pregnant! Holy daimen babies I cannot wait to find out just how powerful their child is going to be!
  • Seth DESTROYING Titans!
  • All the references to Supernatural

This book gave me so many feels I can’t even tell you!

What could have been better:

  • I would like to have seen more of the new demigods that had been found.

 Favorite Quote:

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Conclusion:

This installment is the best one yet! I highly recommend! My rating 5/5

Revelation Series (Part 2) – Randi Cooley Wilson

Redemption

A LOVE RETURNS
A LOYALTY IS BROKEN
AND WAR BEGINS

For Eve Collins, darkness has descended after her love vanished into the night sky. A new protector has been appointed, one who challenges everything she’s believed to be true.

In this third installment of The Revelation Series, Eve will become aware of dangers and worlds that exist only in her nightmares, and bloodline secrets that will trigger a centuries old war.

You can escape anything, except your destiny.

Page Length: 315
Publication Year: Dec 2014
Genre: New Adult/Romance/Paranormal/Fantasy

Characters: Eve, Asher, Abby, Callen, Mckenna, Keegan and Gage


Revolution

A King Rises
A Fate Seals
Realms Fall

Eve Collins has set in motion a chain of events that could destroy everything she’s ever loved. Surrounded by dangerous creatures, dark worlds, and the struggle to become who she was meant to be, Eve must complete her ascension and accept her destiny.

War has begun. Losing is not an option. With dangers lurking around each corner, and everything against her, will Eve sacrifice her own happiness in order to tip the scale of balance? Which side will rise to power, and which fall to fate?

In this fourth installment in The Revelation Series, Eve must risk everything she loves in order to prevent a centuries old war.

Everything comes with a sacrifice, even love

Page Length: 319
Publication Year: May 2015
Genre: New Adult/Romance/Paranormal/Fantasy

Characters: Eve, Asher, Abby, Callen, Mckenna, Keegan and Gage


Restoration

Would You Run
Would You Fight
Would You Fall To Fate

If your heart was full of love, could you give it all up?

Eve Collins will do anything to save those she loves, especially her gargoyle protector and mate, Asher St. Michael. With the world crumbling down around them, Eve and Asher must face the final battle between darkness and light. One that will end in great sacrifice.

When the skies darken and love in it’s truest form is tested, would you run? When death becomes silence and battle lines are drawn, would you fight? If you had to sacrifice, to save the one you loved, would you fall to fate? Would you dare to let it go?

The End, Begins.

Page Length: 350
Publication Year: November 2015
Genre: New Adult/Romance/Paranormal/Fantasy

Characters: Eve, Asher, Abby, Callen, Mckenna, Keegan and Gage

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Revelation Series (Part 1) – Randi Cooley Wilson

*I have broken down the review into 2 parts. This first part will I’ll be reviewing at Revelation and Restraint* 

Revelation Blurb:

A DIVINE SECRET,
A LOYAL PROTECTOR,
A FORBIDDEN LOVE.

Eve Collins starts her freshman year at college blissfully unaware that one revelation will challenge everything she’s believed to be true about her family, life, and future, and right in the midst of it all is Asher St. Michael.

Mysterious and aloof, Asher is appointed to protect Eve at all costs. Bound by his oath of loyalty to mankind, loving her is forbidden.

Dark and enigmatic, Gage Gallagher may be even more dangerous to Eve than the demonic army that hunts her.
Caught in the middle of a centuries old war, Eve must choose sides knowing that the wrong choice will cost more than just her life.
Can Asher and Eve fulfil their destinies or will their love destroy everything?

Revelation is a journey of self-discovery, love, and sacrifice.

Page Length: 314
Publication Year: May 2014
Genre: New Adult/Romance/Paranormal/Fantasy

Restraint Blurb:

A FORBIDDEN LOVE WILL BECOME DEEPER.
A LOYALTY WILL BE TESTED.
AND ONLY DARKNESS WILL REMAIN.

One revelation changed everything, turning Eve Collin’s world upside down. Now, she’s left to struggle with her identity and allegiance. Haunted by grief and tempted by her increasing attraction to her protector, will she ever truly be safe from enemies that refuse to give up?

Restraint is an addictively spellbinding continuation of Eve’s journey of self-discovery, love and sacrifice that will change everything.

Page Length: 300
Publication Year: August 2014
Genre: New Adult/Romance/Paranormal/Fantasy

Characters: Eve, Asher, Abby, Callen, Mckenna, Keegan and Gage

I started this series with no preconceived notions, I really like books that center around Angels so I was excited to start this one.

Eve is an ordinary college student until she’s not. Haunted by nightmares that frequently wake her (and her roommates), she doesn’t think much of them until she meets Asher St.Micheal.

I feel like that even though this is new adult Eve is sometimes really childish and I could have really liked her character had she shown more maturity. I’m hoping in the next few books she finally makes herself heard. I also think that for what she is supposed to be that she should be a lot more kick ass that she is at the moment.

I had real problems with Asher, he’s only appealing trait seems to be his abs. I get that he is Eve’s protector but he is so overbearing it’s almost suffocating. He also keeps lots of secrets from Eve in the name of said protection, and I feel had he been more open with her she would have been able to make more informed choices.

When he first introduced in Revelation Gage is painted as a bad guy but after reading Restraint we learn there is a lot more to him, one of the things that I liked most about him is that he lives by his own rules. He is gray in a book where everything else is very black and white. There’s not much I liked about this book but the supporting characters are pretty awesome and Gage is probably the only reason I’ll finish reading this series!

What I liked:

The storyline was what really caught my eye, I liked the gargoyle aspect a lot and that Eve is supposed to a savior for mankind. Gage! I really like all the mystery that surrounds him. I found him to be a much more interesting character than Asher.

Things that I didn’t like:

The angst with a capital A! There is a lot of it in this series and it got so repetitive all the time, I don’t need the to main characters to be panting over each other the whole time for me to know that they are attracted to one another.  Asher! I can’t pinpoint why but there is something about him that just rubs me the wrong way!

Overall if you like angst-filled books with lots of drama and a touch of the supernatural I would recommend this book to you.

My Rating: 3/5