Review: “Marker of Hope” (“Creatura” #3) by Nely Cab

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Blurb:

Who will save her from herself?
Upon her return from Greece with three new friends and a broken heart, Isis’ hunger for human flesh is stronger than ever. She’s a miserable mess after losing David following her betrayal. Her mutation into Creatura is all but over when she receives the surprise of her life, compelling her to seek out David’s family. Only, they’ve broken all ties with her, and she doesn’t know how to reach them.
Turpis, the demonic beings that attacked Isis in Greece, have tracked her whereabouts. Now, in order to fend for her life, Isis must join forces with deities she doesn’t trust.
Is Isis truly the Marker of Hope as she’s believed to be, or will she lose the battle to her starving inner beast and demons, obliterating humankind from existence? Find out in the epic finale of the best-selling CREATURA SERIES.

About the author:

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Nely Cab is a Writer of stuff, a Master Coffee Drinker, a Food Maker & Eater, an Imaginary World Conqueror, and an Air Breather. She talks to herself—a lot—in her South Texas home while she plots stories about fantasy worlds and sips coffee from a pitcher. She’s known for cooking far too much food and has a tendency to overdo…well, everything. It is rumored that she’s fabulous. Nely Cab is the best-selling author of the Creatura series.

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Review:

It is with a heavy heart that I write this review. “Creatura” is one of my all time favorites. I read the first book when I was thirteen and barely knew anything about Greek mythology. I had just moved to Greece from Romania and I was struggling to learn the language and adapt in this new country. Everything was pretty tough, but suddenly, there was this book full of romance and fantasy and adventure that made me feel infinitely better. For me, “Creatura” was a turning point in my life as a reader. It gave me a new perspective, it made me love books even more and it helped me through a rough time. For that, this series will forever have a special place in my heart.

I fought for “Creatura” to be published in Romania. I reread the book at least three times. I waited for the sequel. I read and loved the 2nd book, “Fruit of misfortune”. And then I proofread the final book and even though I was incredibly honored to be able to go on a journey towards the end of the series along with the author, there was this sadness that followed me until the end of the book. One of my favorite series was coming to an end and that is always a tragic moment for me. I was so in love with this series, with Isis, David, Eros and every character, that the thought of not reading any more of their adventures was sometimes too much. But enough of that. Let’s celebrate this amazing closing to a marvelous series.

“Marker of Hope” is hands down one of the best and most captivanting books I’ve ever read. I don’t think there could’ve been a better way to end this series, to be quite honest. Nely Cab definitely put her heart and soul into this book, and the result is a story that not only captivates you, but it fascinates you and it makes you forget about the real world around you. After two amazing books, “Creatura” and “Fruit of Misfortune”, the story of the characters we love comes to an epic end.

I adored “Creatura” and definitely loved the 2nd book, but “Marker of Hope” is something else. Nely took it to another level with this book. Even though she put a lot of hard work into this book, her talent shines like never before in “Marker of Hope”. I truly feel that this is her best work, even though “Creatura” will always be my favorite book in the series, but that has more of a sentimental value for me. “Marker of hope” though is pure talent, dedication and hard work. And the result is amazing.

 

There is an obvious development in Nely writing skills. The text flows effortlessly. Sometimes it feels like her words literally run through your veins. The voices she uses are way more real, and the character development is a strong point of this book. David, Isis, Eros, any character you can think of, they are all much more mature and their voices match their age, the situations they’ve been through and the burdens that they carry. Isis is trying to save everyone, David is trying to save Isis, Eros would do anything to have Isis, Galilea is protecting Isis in her own, unique way. But the enemy doesn’t stay away, and they keep attacking our beloved characters. Brave as they are, they always fight for the ones they love.

Throughout the book, secrets are revealed, alliances are being made, fights are being fought and love is present everywhere, even in the hardest situations. This series has thought me that true love can in fact be lethal, but it will always survive and win. But, above all, “Marker of hope” taught me that being brave is a virtue and a way to save yourself. Facing your demons is essential to your survival, but also caring for the ones close to you.

There are so many plot twists and things that absolutely blew my mind in this book that sometimes, it was hard to keep up with them. Whenever I was thinking that this is it, the situation will calm down now, Nely surprised me with a new bomb. The fact that I could never guess what would happen next is definitely something that made me love the book even more. The fights between Isis & co. and their enemies were also very captivating for me and I followed them with my heart in my throat, turning the pages as fast as I could.

The plot is very well thought and the dynamic of the action is just right. Not too slow, not too rushed. Just right. The suspense builds up towards the end and you can feel their sorrow, all the despair and the hope of the characters as they fight for their lives. One specific plot twist left me shocked and heartbroken. But the ending, overall, mended my broken heart, made me shed a few tears and left me wanting for more of Nely’s words.

Overall, “Marker of Hope” is an excellent closing to a fantastic series. It answers all your questions and then some more. The plot twists captivate you, Nely’s words absolutely enchant you, David will make you fall in love with him again and you will live every page of this book along with the characters, feeling their emotions and cheering for them. Even though I will forever miss this series, I am excited for everyone to read this third book. Yes, I do recommend “Marker of Hope” and the “Creatura” series. It’s a must-read!

Rate: 5 stars out of 5

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Review: “The only boy” de Jordan Locke

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Mary is stuck in Section One, living with three hundred women in a crumbling hospital. She wonders what life was like two centuries ago, before the Cleansing wiped out all the men. But the rules—the Matriarch’s senseless rules—prevent her from exploring the vacant city to find out.

Taylor’s got a dangerous secret: he’s a boy. His compound’s been destroyed, and he’s been relocated to Section One. Living under the Matriarch means giving up possessions, eating canned food and avoiding all physical contact. Baggy clothes hide his flat chest and skinny legs, but if anyone discovers what lies beneath, he’ll be exiled. Maybe even executed.

Mary’s never seen a boy—the Matriarch cut the pictures of men from the textbooks—and she doesn’t suspect Taylor’s secret. If she knew, she might understand the need to stop the girls from teasing him. If she knew, she might realize why she breaks the rules, just to be near him. Then again, she might be frightened to death of him.

Taylor should go. The Matriarch is watching his every move. But running means leaving Mary—and braving the land beyond the compound’s boundaries.

You can order your own copy here. 

Review:

Let me kick off this review by saying that I am a sucker for dystopia. I read everything I can find from this genre, because I usually love everything that comes with a story about our future. There were few times when I couldn’t get into a dystopia book, but I can’t even remember the titles of the books. I do remember one, though. And it’s called “The Only Boy”.
This is not my style. Writing negative reviews. I would rather not write a review at all then write a negative one. But this time I have to do it.
I was so excited when I found out about this book. The premise was amazing and the synopsis so intriguing! BUT! I had a problem from the beginning with it. In my opinion, the synopsis is too long and it says way too much about the book. I think there would’ve been a lot more mystery and suspense if the author would’ve let us guess who’s the boy and not tell us from the beginning.
Besides that, my biggest problem with this book was the main character. Mary. She annoyed the hell of out of me. She was so childish and I still don’t know how old she is, but she seemed like a 13 y/o horny teenager to me. She was always trying to be someone else, someone prettier for the boy. I don’t engourage this idea at all, that the girl should try to be someone else for a guy. Plus, she was ALWAYS changing her mind. Every hour, there was a new idea and opinion about either Taylor or their love in her hair. I was confused half of the time while reading this book.
And not only because she was always changing her mind, but because of the exchange of POV’s between Mary and Taylor. I saw that some people appreciated, but I wasn’t one of those person. For me, it was confusing and way too quickly and abrupt and it confused me.
The book was too fast-paced and because of that, there was no mystery or suspense. I hated the fact that the author chose to tell us things and facts, not show us. Everything was on fast forward and felt shallow and emotionaless.
The idea of insta-love usually annoys me. But this time? It annoyed me even more! Because sometimes, the insta-love is so well done and so not cliché, that it doesn’t bother me. But Mary and Taylor’s love story was so full of cliches that I couldn’t stand it.
So basically Mary sees Taylor and is attracted to him even though he’s supposed to be a girl. Ok. And then BAM! They kiss ONE TIME and then they think that they’re in love with each other. Seriously? Then, throughout the book, they don’t talk too much, they don’t get to know each other, they such kiss a couple of times. The dialogues between them are so meaningless that I still don’t understand why they love each other so much. And I couldn’t feel the chemistry between them either. Or feel the love. I couldn’t do that.
And this is probably because I couldn’t connect with the characters. This time, they were just characters to me, not person, as I usually see and feel some characters.
“The only boy” was a huge disappointment for me. I personally don’t recommend it if you are not a fan of dystopia or fast forwarded love story.
Rate: 1.5 star out of 5

Review: “Nocturne” by Andrea Randall & Charles Sheehan-Miles

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Blurb:

Savannah Marshall is a gifted flutist and daughter of musical royalty when she enrolls in the elite New England Conservatory of Music. Brilliant, eclectic and passionate, she lives music, but struggles with her plans for the future.

Gregory Fitzgerald is one of the most renowned cellists of his generation. A member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and professor at the Conservatory, he is laser focused on his career to the exclusion of friends, family and especially romance.

When Gregory and Savannah’s paths cross in the classroom, it threatens to challenge more than their wildly differing beliefs on music. Friendships, ethics, and careers are put on the line as Gregory and Savannah play a symphony of passion and heartbreak.

In the final movement, Gregory and Savannah are handed their greatest challenge, as the loss of absolutely everything they’ve held as truths hangs in the balance.

Review:

*I was provided with an ARC for my honest review. Thank you!*

W.O.W.! I finished ‘Nocturne’ a few hours ago and I’m still ‘recovering’. ‘Nocturne’ just blew me off.  If I should describe it in one word, that word would be ‘Brilliant’. Because this is what ‘Nocturne’ i: brilliance.

I’ve been desperate to read it since I heard about it. Because I am a musician myself. I am a violinist, to be exact. So this world is very familiar to me. I dream about being a soloist, I’ve played in an orchestra and I am studying at one of the greatest conservatory in Greece. I love classical music and I know everything about being in love with an instrument. I understand about giving up your life for music. I understand Gregory and Savannah.

“Nocturne” is a read that obsessed me and consumed me. I was so into the story that at some point that I forgot to eat. This rarely happens to me, so I think you can imagine how much I loved reading this.

I haven’t read any of Andrea’s or Charles’ books before. But I will sure do it soon. Because they are excellent authors. So talented that I couldn’t discern Andrea’s writing-style from Charles’. I tried, but I couldn’t. Either their writing-styles are the same, either they have the best writing skills.

Andrea and Charles created one of the most beautiful love story I’ve ever read. It’s the kind of story that it’s a tragedy. It makes you sad. It’s heartbreaking. It makes you wonder if having a career and having to keep some appearencies is worth. Savannah and Gregory’s story has “tragedy” written all over it. Yes, I almost cried. Because it’s such a sad story yet so  beautiful. Even when Savannah and Gregory got together there was a sadness and melancholy in the atmosphere of the book that prevented what it was to follow.

The music is all over this book. I think I loved this book even more because I read about everything that I love. Music, instruments, musicians, orchestras, concerts… this book has everything I breathe.

This book felt so real to me. Everything felt like I was in the story. I felt every single thing that the characters felt. I felt joy. I felt heartbreak. I felt love for music. And this book made me wanna grab my violin and play until I couldn’t stand on my feet.

Gregory is an interesting character. Sometimes he’s a bastard. Sometimes he’s every women’s dream. I think I might have a crush on him.

Savannah… oh my, I loved her too! She is such a strong, different character! She and Gregory rocked this book! J

A thing that is unbelieveble is Gregory’s practicing. No one, and I mean literally no one, can practice for 18 hours or more. It’s just… impossible. You can’t study more than 8 hours without ruining the piece. If you practice more than 6 hours, you become a robot. You play, but you don’t think. You don’t hear. And, I say it from experience that after 4 hours without a break, you won’t be able to move your fingers. This is a thing that annoyed me a little.

The first part of the book isn’t so.. what’s the word? Depressing?Heartbreaking? Yeah, heartbreaking it is. So, I was saying. The first part of the book isn’t as heartbreaking as the second part. There’s still something jovial in it. It’s the first stage of a love. It’s that part when you meet someone and you just discrover each other. That is how the first part is. Until the end.

Then, the second part. It’s heartbreaking yet it has something joyful. The characters are obviously more mature, the situation is even more complicated then it was. Greyson is changed. Savannah is changed too.

The end? It made me want to start it all over again and read it again. Yup, I loved it that much.

“Nocturne” is an emotional roller coaster. It’s a book that will stay with you long after you’ve finished it. It’s definitely one of the best book I’ve read this year. People, go read it!! It’s like no other book out there. You will love it, trust me! 🙂

Rate: 6 stars out of 5 

Review: ‘I breathe you’ by Lori L. Clark

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Blurb:

When a tragic accident leaves Rhane Evans — lead vocalist for the rock band Fate’s Crazy — permanently unable to speak above a whisper and kills the love of her life, she moves across the state to pick up the pieces. Shattered, Rhane struggles to understand what happened the night of the accident, an accident everyone blames her for, even though she wasn’t driving the car.

Enter Ian Callahan. He’s the one person who may have a more tumultuous past than Rhane. Though they try hard to deny the sizzling attraction between them, it proves nearly impossible. When Ian’s troubled past threatens to tear them apart, they begin to believe happiness isn’t in their cards.

Because Fate’s Crazy that way…

I am busy working on I Breathe You, Too (Breathe #2). Told from Ian’s POV

Review:

*I was provided with an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!*

*Sigh* I finished this book a few hours ago and I’m still amazed by this book. Brilliant!

‘I breathe you’ is one of the most beautiful, deep and intense book I’ve ever read.And it’s so sad, but also funny. Definitely one of the best book I’ve read this summer. Loved it with a huge L!

The book starts in a funny, jovial way. Four friends (well, two of them are more than friends) are having the time of their lifes living their dream. Our main character, Rhane is in love over heels with her band mate and boyfriend, Dalton. But then, when tragedy strikes, her lifes shatters. Rhane is left without voice and without the love of her life.

I have to say that I love books about musicians. As a musician myself, I could understand Rhane and connect with her very well.

Speaking about Rhane, she is the coolest character ever! She’s a real rock star! Funny, kind, talented, crazy (in a good way), ironic, she always knew how to… well, be cool. Another thing that I loved about her ? She isn’t a drama queen. Yes, her life isn’t what she always imagined it would be. The love of her life died and she can’t sing anymore. But she doesn’t rant continuously about how she’d like to die or about her shitty life. Yeah, she had her moments, but she kept it cool most of the time.

I would’ve loved to know more about Dalton. I think a prequel to “I breathe you” would be really great.

Ian… he is amazing. He’s the kind of character that you love, no matter what he does or what his secrets and demons are. I am really happy that the author decided to write a 2nd book from Ian’s POV!

Emma… she is a sweetheart! I loved it when she was around!

Gwen! Jee, the lady is a genius! I loved her from the start!

Uncle T. Am I the only one who thinks that the guy is sexy? I can’t explain why, but I think he is maybe as hot as Ian! Almost! I think he deserves his own book, because there’s something very intriguing about him.

Have I told you that I am absolutely in love with the cover? I love the girl’s haircut!

The editing is really well done! I didn’t find any punctuation mistakes or misspellings. Great thing!

“I breathe you” deserves to  be a bestseller. Tragic story. Hot guy. Amazing heroine. Great plot and pot twists. Beautiful writing-style. Realistic characters. Hooking and sweet love story. Eye-catching cover.

I am really glad I read this book. Definitely one of the best book of this summer. Can’t wait to see what the second volume brings us!

Highly recommend it!

Rate: 5.5 stars out of 5

Review: ‘Undeniable’ by Micalea Smeltzer

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Blurb:

2nd book in the Second Chances Series Karlie and Holden’s story  (This is a New Adult Contemporary Romance recommended for readers 18+ it contains graphic language, sex, and deals with mature subject matter)  Karlie Reed has been crushing on Holden Marks for as long as she can remember. The problem? He’s eight years older than her and her brother’s best friend.  One night, when things get out of hand, they make a pact. They’ll spend the summer together and when Karlie goes to Joffrey Ballet School, their affair will end. No emotions, no hearts broken. But nothing is that easy.  When the unexpected happens, Karlie and Holden are rocked to the core. Karlie will run. But will Holden fight for her? NOTE: You do NOT need to read Unraveling to understand Undeniable.

Review:

*I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you, Micalea!*

I am a huge fan of the ‘Second Chances’ series. I read the first book, ‘Unraveling’ a few weeks ago and I loved every second of it. I fell in love with the story, with the characters, with Micalea’s writing. My favorite character, after Katie and Jared, was Karlie. She was such an adorable teenager and her passion for ballet made ma adore her immediately. And she and Holden… well, I really wanted to read their story. So when I read the last pages in ‘Unraveling’ and saw that Micalea is actually writing their own book, I was very happy. I waited for ‘Undeniable’ for like, 20 days, but it felt like forever.

Saturday night, when I got the book, I wanted to read just the first page. But after the first page, I couldn’t stop, so I read until 2am in the morning, until I reached 50%. Then Sunday, I didn’t even want to eat. I just wanted to read,read,read. This is one of those books that won’t let you put it down.

Oh God I loved this book!! I cried, I laughed, I’ve been angry, I giggled because of how cute Karlie and Holden were together. Brilliant, brilliant!! I’m serious heart broken since I finished this book. I mean, no more Karlie and Holden?No more Jared and Katy? No more of this brilliant series? Someone get me to psychologist. I’m depressed.

Hm…. *sighing*. This love story is one of the best I’ve ever read. It’s not usual, too. I mean, I’ve never read a book where the age gap between the main characters was 8 years. But it was very interesting to read , especially for me because I have crushes only on older guys. So yup, I totally understood Karlie.

God it’s difficult to write this review. I loved this book so much and it’s hard to describe it. “Undeniable” is the kind of book that has everything and you love it, but when it comes to review it, it’s kind of impossible.

Micalea’s writing is much better than in the first book. Comparing “Undeniable” with’ Unraveling’, everything is better. Her writing is more lyrical, the emotions are easier to understand and there is no rush. I didn’t find any rushed scenes and this is an important thing for me. Plus, the editing is sooooo much better than in ‘Unraveling’.

What impressed me the most? I think Micalea’s best advantage is the way she makes you understand the feelings of the characters. I mean,this book made me very emotional. When Karlie was sad, I was sad. When she was with Holden, I could understand her nerves and her love. When she left for New York I totally understood her. I’m a voiolinist and I’m supposed to leave home in 3 years for London. So I know what she’s going through.

The characters grow and become more mature as the action and the story unfold. In the beginning, Karlie was an innocent 18 years old girl with a crush on his brother’s best friend. In the end, she was a women that lost something precious (I’m not gonna say what, because I’d give you a huge spoiler!) . A woman that lived a drama, a woman with dreams, a woman that loves.

But Karlie isn’t the only one that grows in this book. In the beginning, Holden was a “man whore” (I think Karlie called him like this one time). Every night, he was with another womam. But when he agreed to have a summer of fun with Karlie, he changed. He changed the way he was thinking, he changed his opinion about himself. Love changed him. In the end, he was a grown-up man.

The passion and chemistry between Karlie and Holden is undeniable. I loved how, in the beginning, they were trying to deny their feelings for each other. But the heart gets what she wants, right?

There are some super hot scenes in this book. I LOL-ed at some of these scenes, because of Karlie’s nerves and awkwardness. I mean, she was super cute in the first steamy scene with Holden.

I’m really sad that this series is over. I loved it, it’s one of my favorite series this year so far. I can’t wait to read Micalea’s other books.

Whatever you are reading right now, drop it and pick up the ‘Second Chances’ series. Both of the books, “Unraveling” and “Undeniable’ will make you cry, laugh, love. I’ve never expected to love this series so much, to be honest!

Now that I finished, go and read ‘Unraveling’ then ‘Undeniable’.

6 stars out of 5.

Book Review: ‘Unraveling’ by Micalea Smeltzer

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Blurb:

 

Katy Spencer’s life fell apart two years ago. Since then, she’s closed herself off. She’s a shell of the person she used to be. The only person she trusts is her best friend Rollo, but even he can’t keep the nightmares away. Then she meets Jared. He’s the first man she’s been around since the event that she’s not afraid of. He makes her heart race, not in fear, but in a fluttering that could become something meaningful.
Jared can tell that Katy is broken. He sees something in her eyes that he’s often seen reflected in his own. 

Pain.

Fear. 

Self-loathing.

Jared is determined to get to know her. 
He wants to solve the mystery of Katy Spencer. 

He will… unravel her.

Review:

I received a free copy of this book from Micalea. Thank you so much!

To be honest, I remarked ‘Unraveling’ a few weeks ago and I immediately wanted to read it. First, the cover is stunning. Simple, but so beautiful! Second, the synopsis drew me immediately. I knew I had to read this book because it is different and something was just screaming ‘This book is awesome!’ .

When I received this book, I couldn’t wait to start it. I wanted to read just a few pages, to make an idea, but I couldn’t put it down. Once I started I couldn’t stop reading.

Honestly, I’m super glad I read it because…. OMG, I LOVED.LOVED.LOVED.IT! How can I describe this book? ‘Unique’. ‘Unraveling’ is unique. It’s beautiful. It’s sad. It’s beautiful written. It’s everything I want from a book.

From the first chapter, Katy’s story and personality captivated me. Her sadness broke my heart, but also hooked me, in a way. I didn’t know the reason behind this sadness and I wanted to find it want. And when I did, I was so anger with that idiot that did this to her that I wanted to rip his head off!! And Katy’s mother… UGH!

The characters are so strong that I could actually feel them. Like they were real persons. Like I knew them. Like they were my best friends and I knew them so well. This rarely happens to me. So, the characters are  strong points at this book. They are well created and each one of them has a story that needs to be told. I want to read a special book for each one of the characters, but I am very happy that I’ll get a book about Holden and Karlie.

My favorite character? Well, I loved (like litarelly loved) all of them. But the best scenes were those when both Karlie and Rollo were in. I mean, Karlie is a genius! She’s smart, funny and she always says what she thinks, but there is something that makes her sad. And that something is also one of my favorite character .

Rollo? Don’t get me started! That ‘boy’ is one of the best character e.v.e.r.! Like e.v.e.r.! He’s (why did I wanted to write ‘she’) sooooo funny and adorable that I loved him from the start. You know why I love gays in books? Because they are perfect. I’ve always wanted a friend that is gay, but it’s a little hard to find one. So I guess I’ll just keep Rollo.Oh, I loved how protective he’s toward Katy and how much he loved her.

Jared? Well… this is another subject. This.boy.is.perfect. He’s sexy, but not a bad boy. He’s kind, protective,gentle, smart and… he has a story that broke my heart. I loved how he waited for Katy, how much he loved her and how perfect they were together.

There are some beautiful and romantic quotes in this book. In fact, Micalea’s writing is so beautiful and everything she writes has a deep meaning that I rarely find in books.

‘Unraveling’ is one of those books that stays with you while you’re reading it and loooong after you read it. I was so into the story and I cared so much about Katy that I had a nightmare. It was actually kind of weird, because I felt like I was Katy. And I was living ‘the event’. This never happened to me before.

I loved the ending! It was so sweet and perfect!! That was an ending that I liked!

I have to recognize that the only thing that I didn’t like about this book is the editing. This book should go through another round of editing, because I found a lot of punctuation mistakes and there were some words that I found a million times.

I can’t wait for Micalea’s next book, that one with Karlie and Holden. I bet I’ll love it as much as I loved this one.

‘Unraveling’ is a special book that will always have a place in my heart. I wish I could read it again, but unfortunately, I can’t. Not right now, at least.

 Strong characters, heart breaking story, beautiful love story and a super talented author. 5 stars out of 5. 🙂

Review: ‘Descent’ (Hidden Wings, #0.5) by Cameo Renae

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Review:

I was provided with an ARC of this book in exchange to an honest review. Thank you, Cameo!

General Opinion: Let me start this review by saying that Cameo is one of my favorite author EVER! I love every single book that she wrote, including “Decent”. Whenever she’s publishes  a new book I’m jumping in my bed like a small child.

Though I knew that ‘Descent’ is a novella, I was so sad when I finished so fast and I wanted it to be longer! I loved everything about this short book and it made me crave for the 2nd book in ‘Hidden Wings’ series, ‘Broken Wings’!! I can’t wait to see what will happen next and how Cameo’s characters will grow.

What I liked the most: I loved the fact that Cameo focused her attention on the action and didn’t describe too much. We learned a lot about Emma’s past, about her parents and more about Fallens and Nephilim.

While I was reading ‘Descent’, Cameo’s writin-style made me feel like someone was telling me the story, not like I was reading it. Cameo proved that she can also tell a story like a  grandfather does. It’s something very special and you can’t understand what I’m talking about until you read the book.

Other good things: The story warmed my heart.  It’s so sad, and beautiful, and heart breaking that I even cried. I loved the love story that made me scream and cry.

Do I need to say that the cover is one of the best I’ve ever seen? It’s just gorgeous!!

The characters are amazing, as always! I loved Sam, I loved Alaine, but I totally hated Lucifer (Hey!It’s normal!)

I appreciated that this book is written from 3 Points of view. This way I could know what both Sam and Alaine (or Jane and Stephen) felt and thought.

What I disliked about this book: This book is flawless.

Final Opinion: Just let me sleep until Broken Wings is coming out. I can’t wait until then!! I loved this novella so much!! Cameo proved her talent again with ‘Descent’. So if you haven’t read any of her books yet, don’t wait too much to read them. You don’t know what yo uare missing.

I recommend it to: Everyone

Would I read it again: Yup, definitely!

Do I want to read the sequel: Do I need to repeat?Yes, I’m desperately to read the sequel!

Rate: 5 stars out of 5

Blurb:

This novella takes it back…way back…to the beginning. A place where Emma’s lineage begins, and where answers lie in unraveling secrets of the past.

Excerpt:
Lucifer. His voice was like the softest of velvet and the sweetest of honey, filling the Heavens with the most glorious melodies. His music reverberated through every cell of your being; filling, lulling, and entrancing you with his song and worship.
Because of this, he was praised by all that surrounded him. But, it would also be that constant praise which allowed pride to seep into the tiniest crevices of his heart. Pride slowly turned to jealousy. Jealousy turned to hate, and it was that hate which began to alter and callous his once pure heart.
As time endured, Lucifer’s pride, his jealousy, his hate, and finally his deceit… led to THE FALL.

 

 

Short Review: “Deus” by Nely Cab

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Review:

Thank you,Nely, for sending me an ARC of this copy!

“Deus” is a short story, prequel to Creatura by Nely Cab. Amazing story, I loved it!! It’s a quick read, you can read it in just one hour.But it’s very captivating, introducing us in the world of Creatura. Nely’s writing-style is different from the one in Creatura, but as good as the one in Creatura. Of course, the book is written from Deus’ point of view so the difference is normal and I find it great.

As for the story, I found it adorable, sad and interesting. It was quite weird to read a book where the main subject was the creation of Terra and humans. “Deus” is not a just a fantasy book, but a book that you can understand things about life, people and love. Speaking of love, Deus and Starr were cute from the start!!

Oh yeah, and I loved Starr from the start.She had moments when was childish, but she als had moments when ‘maturity’ was written all over her! Such a complex character!

I definitely recommend “Deus’. It’s a quick, fun, lovely short story written by Nely Cab. You should pick it up before you read “Creatura”. Oh, just read one of them, you’ll love Nely’s books.

5 stars out of 5

Blurb:

It’s the dawn of time and Deus is in charge of creating the entire Universe…only, creating things for no one but him to see is a bit pointless and truly lonesome. Deus molds Starr as a companion, but she could care less about Deus’s creations, being oblivious to the importance of it all. As if he didn’t already have the entire weight of the Universe on his shoulders—literally—now, he has to deal with an irritable and beastly girl. Deus might be immortal, but he fears Starr will be the death of him. In this never-ending love story, the fate of the future is anything but child’s play…or is it?

Deus is a prequel novella that expands and enriches the realms in the Creatura Series by Nely Cab. The story will appeal to present fans and welcome new admirers to its world.

Review: “Gold Medal Threat” by Michael Balkind

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Review:

I had the pleasure to read the manuscript of this book. Thank you soooo much, Michael!

“Gold Medal” it’s definitely one of the funniest books I read in 2012. I loved it very much!

This book it’s full of suspense and mystery. “Gold Medal” it’s that kind of book that will have you on the edge of your seat the whole time you’re reading it because of the suspense. The characters are very well created and I even developed a little crush on Casey. He’s just adorable,smart and funny.

“Gold Medal” it’s a book that has everything a teenager needs to have fun with a book: mystery,suspense,action and humor. I liked the fact that the kids are treated like adults.The action develops fast and you turn the page without noticing.I loved every single page of this book and I am going to read other books by Michael Balkind. He’s such a good author!

Also, you can find my quote about the book on the page 2 of the book. But I will put it here for you:

“Gold Medal” is one of those books that puts a big smile on your face and makes your day better. I truly recommend it to everyone, at every age.I bet my grandma would love it too, because you can’t dislike a book like this. Is so much fun! I loved it!”

I highly recommend this book to teenagers and preteenagers. You’ll love it as much as I did!

Blurb: 

When Casey and Johnny overhear assassins discussing “taking out” an Olympic gymnast just prior to the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, they team up with Chelsea and Samantha, and attempt foil the crime. Suspense, action and lots of fun combine as the team puts their lives in harms way to identify and stop the assassins, before it’s too late.

“Gold Medal Threat is finely crafted and suspenseful, and gives kids an insider’s look at the Olympic Games like no other story out there!” Tim Green, New York Times Bestselling Author & former NFL Defensive End

“Truly a wonderful read. My niece wrote a review and based on that i decided to read Gold Medal Threat. Great story that is good for a reader of any age. Easily one of the best books i read this year.” Earl Miller

“Gold Medal Threat is one of those books that puts a big smile on your face and makes your day better. I truly recommend it to everyone, at every age. I bet my grandma would love it too, because you can’t dislike a book like this. It’s so much fun! I loved it!” Bianca M. Calin (age 14)

“This book is very thrilling and filled with suspense, mystery, and action. A great novel for kid mystery fans. Humor is twisted inside every chapter. The author takes you on a journey with many twists and turns. The main characters are likable, smart, funny, and resourceful. I loved every chapter.”Jacob Tabs (age 11)

Review: “Easy” by Tammara Webber

Blurb:

A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?

When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she’s single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.

Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex’s frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night–but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.

When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he’s hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.

My review:

I received this book free from Tammara, in exchange of a honest review. Thank you sooooo much, Tammara!

How can a book be so perfect? Everything about this book is perfect! The cover, the author, the story, the characters, EVERYTHING! I loved it soooo much and I am so sorry that I finished it. I want to read more, and more , and more. It’s a sure thing that I will re-read it someday.

When I first heard about this book, I knew that I will like this book, because I read just amazing reviews about it, and I know how to recognize a good book. And now, I can say that this is the book of the year. It’s just… WOW! I loved every minute of it and I will always remember how I spent my weekend reading, afraid of the moment when I will finish it. I can say that I miss Lucas and Jaqueline already. I WANT MORE!

It’s so hard to review this book. Why? Because I loved it so much and I want to describe everything in the right way so you can understand what an amazing book you can read. I want to make you wanna read the book.

The best thing about this book? Well, “Easy” it’s not just about a hot guy and a hot girl falling in love with each other. It’s about life, about decisions, mistakes and about following your dreams. This book taught me to follow my dreams, no matter what.  “Easy”is one of the deepest book I’ve ever read!

At the first pages, my heart was stuck in my throat. I felt so much rage on Buck that I could’ve kick his ass so badly if he was in front of me. Guess that was Tammara’s point, huh?

The characters are very realistic and very well portrated. I loved how strong and determinated they are.Everything is so realistic in this book. The story, the characters, even the cover is realistic. That’s why I loved it so much.

The writing style is easy and I loved that I could listen music while reading. There are books that you can’t listen music while reading them, because of the writing style. “Easy” is not one of those books. Tammara’s writing style it’s so easy to follow and the plot flows perfectly.

The love  story is really special. This is not a love-at-the-first-sight kind of love, but it’s a love built in days, based on trust and chemistry. I really liked this thing.

I just realised that everything about “Easy” it’s easy… easy to read, easy to love, but it’s not easy to review. It’s so hard to describe it in the right way

After all, “Easy” is the book of the year and my second favorite book! It’s PERFECT, STUNNING, AMAZING, AWESOME, all this together but still not enough. If you wanna know what I am talking about, just read the book, and you’ll see. I recommend it, every read has to read it, because it’s a must-read!

So,before you go to order it, don’t forget: amazing writing style, stunning story, deep meaning, good plot, fast paced action => perfect book!