Review: The Gathering of Shadows by J.D. Netto

the gathering of shadowsThe Gathering of Shadows by J.D. Netto
Series: The Whispers of the Fallen #3
Published by Untreed Reads on October 31st 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 282
Source: ARC copy from author
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When the thread of hope is split into two, which side will you take?

After the capture of three book-bearers, Isaac, Xylia and Arundel are beckoned to return to Agalmath to meet the Dark One. Around the four corners of Elysium, Lucifer and his servants are gathering an army—uniting men, beast, Shadow and Nephilin to expand his kingdom.

Hidden in the shadows and holding one of Lucifer’s most faithful servants in captivity, the blood-drinkers continue to hunt down Isaac and the others, seeking to retrieve the Book of Letters.
Isaac and Xylia’s courage and willingness to fight is starting to wane as they now fear that the path they have taken will claim their lives.

“When the stars blood drink. When the moon red turns. When the snow melts away. That’s when Elysium will burn.”

what i thought

I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review from the author. It does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I read the first 2 books earlier this summer and really enjoyed them. Fantasy is one of the hardest genres for me to get into because of how complex the worlds are. Now, despite my rating 3/5 stars, I still very much enjoyed this book. A 3 stars from me means I liked the book. With that being said about fantasy, I will also say that I’ve kind of drifted away from the YA genre this year. This being another factor to my rating. I felt like I lost my connection to this world and character, but that is because of me and not the story/author.

This series is a very fast paced, very quick reads- I think it only took me maybe 3 hours to finish this book. Even though the plot and world continued, I still felt like I couldn’t fully connect with the characters. It’s like I could imagine the world, but some of it was still blurry. I felt I lost the connection with the characters and to be honest, I did forget a lot of what happened in the previous 2 and who some of the characters were. I also felt the action was too quick; it started then a few pages later the battle was over.

Overall, I really enjoyed this sequel. Fans of adventure and just the fantasy genre in general will really enjoy this series. If you have read my other reviews for the previous 2, my feelings for those still stand and still apply to this as well. You’ll love all the characters even bad ones- J.D. Netto does a great job at creating all these different creatures and bad guys!


Review: Caught in the Glow by Eva Chase

caught in the glowCaught in the Glow by Eva Chase
Series: The Glower Chronicles #1
Published by Ink Spark Press on October 13th, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 202
Source: ARC copy from author
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When she was a child, Avery Harmen watched her father die at the hands of a Glower–a breed of demon that feeds on dreams of fame and glory. Now she secretly protects the rising stars of Los Angeles from the demons that prey on them, determined to make sure her clients never suffer the same fate.

Then Avery finds herself assigned to Colin Ryder, a young indie rocker who just landed a major label deal. Colin is cocky, rebellious, a brilliant musician, and already in the Glowers’ sights. He’s also far too hot for Avery to ignore the chemistry between them–especially when she gets to know the tender side behind his celebrity facade. Though Avery knows she’s falling too fast, she’s willing to risk heartbreak if fanning the flames of attraction distracts Colin from his Glower-tempting antics. But Colin is keeping a secret of his own, one so big it will put both her heart and his soul on the line.

The first book in The Glower Chronicles, a steamy New Adult paranormal series.

Each book in The Glower Chronicles contains a stand-alone romance, but it is recommended that you read them in order to best appreciate the ongoing subplots.

what i thoughtI received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review from the author. It does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! When the author contacted me about her book and told me it was new adult romance with a paranormal element, I was all in. I’m not that familiar with new adult paranormal; only YA. YA paranormal is one of my all time favorite genres and I have Twilight to thank for that. This was a great paranormal read! Demon-like creatures who suck your passion out of you? COUNT ME IN!

Avery watched her dad die and as you guessed, by a Glower. Now sworn to destroy the things that killed her father, she secretly helps protect famous musicians from having the same fate as her dad. She is currently to protect Colin Ryder. She knows all too well who Colin Ryder is. She went to school with him at one point, but not that he would notice. He has a thing for the ladies and he makes that very clear to Avery when she comes to protect him. He has a bad temper and it doesn’t take much for him to be set off. But neither of the 2 can ignore the chemistry building between the 2.

I’m a hardcore romance addict- that much is true. So it is without a doubt I LOVEDDD the romance between Colin and Avery. I love my bad-boy/rocker types and Colin was just that. I loved his character! Avery’s as well; though at times I just wanted to slap her for taking SOO long. But what can a girl do? ;)

My only issue was the building on these Glowers. I understand what they are and what they do, but I felt they were neglected and not enough was put into this element. I felt I didn’t understand enough of these creatures and how they are built into this urban reality. The overall description of these creatures is beyond awesome in my eyes. I’m a sucker for paranormal and these creatures are the perfect image of paranormal. They are very interesting characters; being able to suck the passion and drive out of a person.

I loved this book- I’m excited to see what happens next and who the story will follow next! I recommend to fans of paranormal and those bridging into new adult from young adult. Though, I would wait if your not used to sex scenes and that type of scene. Wait until you’ve had a couple “introductory” books then come to this one. :)



Review: Destined for Dreams by Ginna Morgan

destined for dreamsDestined for Dreams by Ginna Morgan
Series: Destined for Dreams #1
Published by Briarcliffe Press on December 1st, 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 264
Source: Finished copy from author

Seventeen-year-old Nadia Petrov is an outcast in her tight-knit community of people with special abilities. Nadia must invade people’s dreams to survive. She sneaks into sleeping victims’ rooms, slips into their heads, and then turns their dreams into horrifying nightmares.

When a new girl arrives at her compound, Nadia can’t resist giving the girl a nightmare. In the dream world, Nadia discovers Hunter Sullivan, a soul trapped in the girl’s mind. Intrigued by Hunter, Nadia secretly builds a relationship with him in the dream world, and they find solace through each other.

Unable to accept a love fated for dreams, Nadia must risk losing the safety of her community to help Hunter get back to his body before he’s lost forever.

what i thought


I received a finished copy from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. This does not reflect my feelings towards the book.

This book was so much fun! It was different from other paranormal books I’ve read! Definitely a unique and fun read. Our main character, Nadia is a nightmare inflictor… Meaning, in order for her to survive, she has to invade a host’s dream and create a nightmare beyond their worst fears… Nadia doesn’t like that is how she has to survive and makes herself completely weak before she is forced to create dreams. In this society, people like her are not noticed by society and are kept quiet. Her friend, Alyssa has willingly allowed Nadia to inflict nightmares on her knowing the consequences. Jacqueline is a sin-eater.. Meaning, she eats the souls of people who have sins… Only Hunter had none… So why him?

This was such a fun read… I loved the world, but I felt some explanation was left out. We only get introduced to 4 types of these people and I kept wondering if their were more… Maybe it will be explained more later in the series. :)

As I’ve mentioned in other reviews, I love having more than one point of view. I like that this is told from Nadia and Hunter’s perspectives. I wasn’t a huge fan of their romance, but I did like it. They are definitely a cute couple.

Im definitely looking forward to future books in this series and seeing what happens next! I recommend this to people looking for a quick, entertaining, different paranormal read. :)







“I’m no longer afraid of who I am. It’s okay for me to be different and it’s okay for me to embrace even my darkest side as long as I know how it affects my life and those around me.”– Ginna Morgan, Destined for Dreams

Review: The Whispers of the Fallen: Rebellion by J.D. Netto

the whispers of the fallen rebellionThe Whispers of the Fallen: Rebellion by J.D. Netto
Series: The Whispers of the Fallen #2
Published by Untreed Reads on May 30th, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Source: Finished copy from author

Smoke rises from the ruins of fallen kingdoms. Forgotten secrets have been revealed. In the darkness of the world, Lucifer’s army grows.

The quest of the book-bearers grows even more perilous when Isaac and his companions discover that ancient enemies have risen from the Heart of Elysium, seeking to snatch the Book of Letters from their hands. The Nephilins are now aided by Xavier, one of the Fallen Rulers. Villages have been brought to the ground by armies of Shadows. Creatures from the Abyss now lurk in the mountains and forests, longing to kill whoever crosses their path.

Isaac and his companions must find courage to overcome their fears as they continue their journey throughout Elysium.

what i thought


This sequel. Guys… This sequel was woah. Just mind-blowing! This was a hundred times better than the first book!! So much more happens and the first ends in a cliffhanger. J.D. Netto immediately picks up right where the first ended. I love that we get multiple point of views split into different parts. I love getting different perspectives respectably in a fantasy world like this! We get more description (at least in my opinion) because everyone has a different view on this world! I’ve become really attached to these characters and I’m nervous but excited to see what happens in the third book. J.D. Netto is definitely a talented author. There wasn’t a time in this book were I didn’t have the feeling of putting the book down. I wanted to continue reading until I got to the very end. There was no slow parts, always constant action and always something happening!

You will come to love all the characters… Not just the good guys. Even the bad guys! Maybe not LOVE them, but love to hate them kind of thing. ;)

Be prepared to binge both the first 2 books and to lose lots of sleep over the books. They are extremely hard to put down and a wild ride! I recommend to fans of the fantasy genre and those who are looking for an action packed, fast paced book. The book doesn’t disappoint!






“War brings out the warrior in all of us, does it not?” — The Whispers of the Fallen, J.D. Netto


“Courage is the greatest weapon we could ever hope to wield.” — The Whispers of the Fallen, J.D. Netto

Review: The Whispers of the Fallen by J.D. Netto

the whispers of the fallenThe Whispers of the Fallen by J.D. Netto
Series: The Whispers of the Fallen #1
Published by Tristar Publishing Group on October 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 286
Source: Finished copy from author

Ever since the dawn of days, rumors about the Diary of Lucifer echoed throughout Elysium. Hidden from all human knowledge, the Diary was kept a secret, locked away in the small village of Agalmath.

Isaac and Demetre find themselves in a dangerous journey as they uncover the truth about the Diary and its guardians. However, for Isaac and Demetre, danger lies at every step, hidden in the most unexpected places.

Hunted by the Nephilins and the Fallen Stars, they must find others who will join them in the battle against the coming darkness.

what i thought


Fantasy is one of those genres that I’m still not that familiar with. You definitely have to be in the mood for fantasy and to be honest, it doesn’t happen very often for me. J.D. Netto contacted me about 7 months ago asking if I’d like to review them. After seeing Sasha (Booktuber) rave about the books, I knew I needed to give it a shot. I’m surprised at how amazing this was! I had originally started reading it in February only to make it through a couple chapters to be put back down due to school.

One of my absolute favorite genres is paranormal which this is part of. J.D. Netto is definitely a talented writer. I had such a difficult time putting down the books because I was so immersed in this world. I immediately started the second book after finishing this one. Most peoples problems with fantasy is the world building. He does such an amazing job at vividly painting this world into our heads that I felt as if I was watching a movie. The plot line was so fast paced and nothing ever slowed down. Just when you thought Issac and his crew were going to catch a break, another obstacle was thrown their way.

This was such a great book and I recommend to fantasy fans. Or even those who liked fantasy with a touch of paranormal!





“Humanity chose the fall, now it is up to you to redeem and rise.” — The Whispers of the Fallen, J.D. Netto

Mini Review: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

days of blood and starlightDays of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2
Published by Brown Books for Young Readers on November 6th 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 513
Source: Purchased

Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war.

This is not that world.

Art student and monster’s apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is—and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it.

In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she’ll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, Days of Blood & Starlight finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life.

While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. Forhope.

But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream?

what i thoughtIt has been over a year since I read the first book. I still remembered quite a bit of things that happened in the first one; mainly just the important parts. Some details were fuzzy and most I remembered once I started reading this.

I love that this wasn’t surrounded around the romance. It was pretty much nonexistent honestly. Those that have read the first book and maybe the second would probably understand exactly why. I adore Laini Taylor’s writing style. Her writing is so gorgeous and SO well written, I’m just in a complete state of awe!

Fantasy isn’t one the genres I’m most familiar with mostly because of the complexity that comes with it. If the world is not completely explained, nothing will be fully understood in my eyes. The characters will fall flat, the overall picture of the world would be a blur. However, Laini Taylor knows what she’s doing! I will admit, it takes a couple chapters maybe the entire first half to really understand everything and what’s going on. But this series thus far is incredibly addicting! Because my review is soo late, my thoughts after reading aren’t that great because I’ve read over 15 since.

Im in love with Karou’s best friend, Zuzana! She’s probably my favorite so far in this trilogy! She’s hysterical and a perfect best friend!

This was an amazing sequel to one my favorite reads early 2014 and I hope to read the mammoth sized finale very soon! I don’t know when I will, because the size of it is very daunting and intimating.

again, I apologize for the “not so great” review. School got too busy and I fell behind.





“Or… Perhaps Fate laid out your life for you like a dress on a bed, and you could either wear it or go naked.” — page 62


“Twelve miles? My love, have you ever walked twelve miles?”

“Sure,” said Zuzana. “Cumulatively.”

Mik laughed and shook his head. “Good thing you left your platforms behind.”

“As if. They’re in your pack.” — page 197


“I’m finger-painting with your sweat,” he informed her.  “That was a heart.”

“A sweat heart. How romantic.” –page 454

Review: Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

alice in zombielandAlice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
Series: White Rabbit Chronicles #1
Published by Harlequin Teen on September 25th 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult, Zombies
Pages: 404
Source: Purchased

She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real….

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….

what i thoughtall time favoriteThis will be making my top reads of 2015 for sure, if not then maybe one of the next 2. I’m obsessed with this!!

Alice Bell has never been allowed to stay out late or go anywhere while it’s dark outside. Her dad forbids it. He is convinced monsters walk among them at night and because of this he lives in a constant state of paranoia. One night, everything in Alice’s life completely changes. It was her 16th birthday, nothing bad could ever happen.. Right? Now sworn to kill the monsters that her dad has trained her to kill all her life.

OH MY GOSH! Words cannot describe how much I LOVED this book! I immediately fell in love with it as soon as I started reading! I was immediately drawn into the world just like that. Gena Showalter is definitely becoming a favorite author only after reading just one book. I’m amazed at how quickly I fell for this book! The writing is so perfectly done and so hilarious! There wasn’t anything that I didn’t love about this book! Everything was done perfectly!

I’ve never read a zombie book before, but paranormal is one of my absolute favorite genres (probably my most favorite). So I knew going into the book that I was most likely going to like how it turned out. OHHH BOY was I off by a long shot! I didn’t just like it, I loved it beyond words!

I don’t even know where to start honestly…

Cole Holland is most definitely without a doubt, swoon-worthy and has made a spot in my top book boyfriends. I cannot describe how much I loved him! When he was first introduced, I knew I was going to fall for him. It didn’t take pretty much anything for that to happen. All he had to do was make an appearance!

I loved Alice’s new best friend, Kat! She was hysterical!! I loved her character so much, she was the perfect best friend! Alice’s grandparents were the sweetest. I loved that they tried to learn the newest slang despite that it wasn’t what teenagers say. They truly cared about Alice and wanted to make her comfortable to talk to them! They are the sweetest grandparents anyone could ask for. :)

Seriously… I’m getting all excited writing this review! :D

Although Cole and Alice are immediately drawn to each other, it wasn’t instalove (which I’m VERY glad it wasn’t). Instalove’s are a huge turn off for me in books; I usually have trouble with them. Had this gone in that direction, I might not have enjoyed it as much. THANK GOSH IT DIDN’T! I’m glad they didn’t rush into a relationship; they took things slow– which by the way, drove me crazy with the sexual tension between the 2!

I’m so excited to pick up the sequel and dive back into this world. But unfortunately I’m starting a new semester for school, so I don’t know when exactly I can pick it back up. :( I’m really missing Cole!



“Are you trying to tell me that you’ve never been kissed?”
I pressed my tongue to the roof of my mouth. He looked so dubious, and his tone had borderd on insulting. “Yeah. So?”
“So, I’m shocked, that’s all. You’re…you.”
In-sul-ting.”Me?” I asked stiffly.
“Yeah. Hot,” he said.
Wait. Me? HOT?
He laughed down at me.”No one’s told you that, either, have they?”
I could only shake me head.
“You’ve clearly been hanging around idiots.”– page 155


“Yeah, okay. You’re right. I was having dinner with Zombie Carl the other night. You know, steak, rare, and a bottle of vintage type A. He told me all his secrets, but too bad for you I promised him I wouldn’t tell. In exchange I asked him to gather his best undead buddies and stalk me through my friend’s yard. And oh, yeah, it was totally fine if they wanted to use me as an all-night-dinner buffet, because having organs is SO last year.”– page 252


“Girl, he wants to dip you in Frosted Flakes and have you for breakfast. That’s his favorite cereal, by the way.” I…had no words for that.”– page 348


“Don’t look now, but that’s my ex over there.”
Surely I’m not the only one who takes “don’t look now” as “there’s no better time than now.” I looked.
“Bad, Ali!” Another slap to my arm. “Bad, bad, bad Ali! Have you no self control?”  — page 53

Review: My Soul Immortal by Jen Printy

my soul immortalMy Soul Immortal by Jen Printy
Series: Fated Eternals #1
Published by Red Adept Publishing on February 15th 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 310
Source: ARC copy from author

An endless love, for an endless price.

Jack’s immortality is exposed when he prevents a liquor store heist, forcing him to flee to protect his secret—a secret not even he understands. But when he meets Leah Winters—a mirror image of his decades-lost love, Lydia—his very soul is laid bare. He begins to question his sanity. Is she real, and if so, what does that mean for Jack and his secret?

Jack’s not the only mystery man in town. A stranger named Artagan hints at knowledge Jack is desperate to possess. But can he trust Artagan, or does the dark newcomer harbor deadly secrets of his own?

As Jack’s bond with Leah grows, so does the danger to her life. Jack must discover just how much he is willing to risk in order to save the woman he already lost once.

what i thoughtI received a copy in exchange for an honest review from the author. It does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Paranormal books are definitely my all time favorite genre, so when the author contacted me about reviewing her book, I couldn’t say no. The synopsis sounded really interesting and I’ve only ever read one other immortal based series being Evermore by Alyson Noel.

This book had so much potential to be a 4.5 or 5 star book for me, but I had some problems with it. My biggest being able to connect with the characters, I felt the characters were just too out of my reach to connect with. I felt I didn’t get enough character development to really understand them; mostly understanding Leah and Lydia’s characters. It’s usually the characters that I look for most in stories, and this one just didn’t hold up for me.

Jack is an immortal and he’s constantly moving from one place to the next to avoid his secret being revealed. Because of this, he doesn’t stay in one town for more than 5 years and doesn’t come back to that town for a while. Jack is now going to a different town where he begins seeing his lost, true love, Lydia. He starts to think he’s going crazy and seeing things, but her name is Leah Winters. Not only is this the only strange situation, he meets Artagan who holds so many secrets that Jack is desperate to understand. But is Artagan someone he can trust with his secret? Jack and Leah start to grow closer, but so does danger.

I was really intrigued in the beginning, but as the story progressed, I started loosing interest. It wasn’t until about 3/4’s into the book did it start picking back up for me. The plot isn’t hard to understand, it’s the progress of it that started to lose my interest. I still have a lot of unanswered questions which I’m hoping will be discussed in the sequel. I also wasn’t much of a fan of how willingly Leah was to go with Jack places.

The story is told through Jack’s point of view which I thought was very refreshing. Most young adult books, well most books in general are told from the female’s point of view or told in dual perspective. So getting only Jack’s character was a breathe of fresh air. I really enjoyed having his point of view as well as getting to see an immortal’s perspective on life, being the 100+ year old Jack is. Jack’s point of view is sarcastic and very fun to read!

I loved learning about Jack’s immortality and the mythology behind it. Mythology is so incredibly interesting to me and to add that as an aspect to the story, made it entertaining to read. The added reincarnation also intrigued me as well. The idea behind the Leah/Lydia reincarnation was really interesting and I can’t wait to see more of it! I do want to see more explanation and back story to Lydia so I can understand her character more. I loved that Jen Printy was able to capture my attention from the beginning, I loved the beginning of the story. She’s definitely a very talented writer and I’m very excited to read more to this series! Artagan was probably my favorite character throughout this book, I couldn’t decide if I should like him or not. He’s definitely a very interesting character and I’m hoping he makes more of an appearance in the sequel!

I’d definitely recommend this to fans of the paranormal genre! Can’t wait for the sequel!



“Happy endings are made for fairy tales and legends, not reality.” — page 122


“Okay, I won’t fall out of any more trees.”

“Wait. Any more trees?” She gapes at me with disbelief. — page 140


Review: Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout

wickedWicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: A Wicked Saga #1
Published by Self Published on December 8th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal
Pages: 371
Source: Purchased

Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.

Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.

But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.

what i thoughtI thought this was awesome! I loved that it took place in New Orleans!!! That’s one of the places I’ve always wanted to visit. And I’m pretty stinking close (in Texas!) I absolutely loved the 2 main characters! They were hilarious!!!! I couldn’t get enough of their conversations. I also loved that this was new adult. I have been in such a new adult mood the past few months and this was perfect for that!


Ivy is part of the Order who is responsible for destroying fae. Being apart of the Order isn’t an easy life, those you love die all the time. This is what happened to Ivy. She only has her best friend left and she can’t risk loosing anyone else important. Ivy keeps running into the same guy named Ren. Ren is a drop dead, 6 foot tall, swoon-worthy guy… But Ivy doesn’t want to loose another person. As Ivy and Ren start to spend more time, whether she likes it or not, she’s going to have to decide if he’s worth the risk. But that could cost her something…


I loved Ivy and Ren’s constant banter between the two of them. They definitely sure hold a lot of sexual tension and it’s just waiting to burst. Ren is something to look at that’s for sure! I’m definitely adding him to my top book boyfriends list along with all the other male characters I’ve come across in this book! ;)

I love that JLA makes references to pop culture; like The Walking Dead and Supernatural or the Marked Men series by Jay Crownover (haven’t read, but want to). I think it makes me love it even more when I come across those kinds of references because I guess it helps me more connect with the main character. It gives me a peak inside what the characters like besides what’s going on in the story.

My favorite character though would have to be Tink. He’s a character who you will be introduced to towards the beginning of the book. He was absolutely historical and I adored his personality. I would kill to have him in my house! Though, not so much his obsession with ordering things on Amazon and eating up your credit card. :P
Seriously, there’s nothing I don’t like about her books! Especially her romance. Ohh boy.. I will say… it was a little hard at first to get into. This does surround fae and I will say I haven’t read many fae books. I know faes don’t have the best reputation. I can’t say that this is the best I’ve ever read because I think this is like the 2nd one I’ve read. So I can’t promise that everyone will like this one. But I did and I would definitely, definitely recommend this!! Definitely give it a shot even if your not that big a fan of fae.



“You were not acting. You were not pretending.” The teasing dropped from his tone as his voice hardened. “You were riding my hand, and Ivy, there isn’t a damn thing wrong with that. What’s wrong is that you’re acting like nothing happened between us. That’s total shit. You lit up for me like a damn firework and I barely touched you.” — page 208


“If you tell me to leave, I’ll turn and walk away. I swear that, Ivy, but I had to try one more time. I’m not going to possibly go to my grave without trying. Please. Don’t let me go.” — page 312


“Grabbing a scarf off the chair, I threw it at him. 

He caught it, clutching it to his chest as he flew into the air. “You gave Tink a scarf. Tink is free!” He flew out into the hallway like a little cracked-out fairy, screeching, “Tink is freeeeee!”

Ren looked at me. “What the actual f**k?”
I sighed. “He’s obsessed with Harry Potter. I’m sorry.”

Tink darted back into the room, holding the scarf to his bare chest. “There is no reason to apologize when it comes to Harry Potter.”
“You do remember what happened to Dobby, right?” I said.

“S**t.” Tink’s eyes widened and he dropped the scarf.” — page 334


Challenges This Belongs To:

2014 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

Review: The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

the retribution of mara dyerThe Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Series: Mara Dyer #3
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on November 4th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 470
Source: Purchased

Mara Dyer wants to believe there’s more to the lies she’s been told.
There is.

She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead.
She should.

She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance.
She will now.

Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.

Retribution has arrived.

what i thoughtI was so nervous going into this because I had extremely high expectations due to the release date being pushed back so many times. Though, I do wish there was more to the ending. This is easily one of my favorite trilogies and I’m still having a hard time letting it go. I adore all the characters and the bizarre, crazy storyline! The world Michelle Hodkin was absolutely fantastic! Her writing style is breath-taking and beautiful. She created a world where your constantly questioning whats going on and by the half way mark of the 3rd book, do things start to become clear. Because of this, I was scared I wouldn’t get a lot of my unanswered questions resolved. Glad to see many did! I still have a few, but maybe that’s just the fangirl in me wanting to know every in and out of this amazing trilogy! Being that this is Michelle’s first series, I will most definitely be reading anything and everything else she writes! She is definitely a talented writer and I adored this trilogy to pieces!

I HIGHLY recommend this trilogy to everyone! The characters are fantastic, the romance is swon-worthy, the plot is.. well, to say the least confusing but amazing at the same time!



“I looked up at the video camera and stared. Then raised my hand and gave it the middle finger.
“I thought you were going to give it the District Twelve salute,” Jamie said.” — page 66


“I planted a kamikaze kiss on Jamie’s cheek.
“FUCK,” he shouted, wiping it off. “What if you killed me!” He threw a Skittle at my face. It hit my forehead.
“Taste the rainbow bitch.” — page 197-98


“Names?’ the receptionist asked us.
“Jesus,” Jamie answered.
“Mary,” said Stella.
“Satan,” I said as I walked past her and pushed open the door to Ira Ginsberg’s office.” — page 238


“Do not find peace. Find passion.” — page 418


“I love you. Today. Tonight. Tomorrow. Forever. If I were to live a thousand years, I would belong to you for all of them. If I were to live a thousand lives, I would want to make you mine in each one.” — page 453


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