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Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J Maas

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas. Published 2012- 2018 by Bloomsbury USA Children’s / Bloomsbury YA. CDN $10.39 each Kindle edition.

I waited until I read the entire series to do a review on these books.  The main reason is that I couldn’t put it down.  There is too much here to put the goodreads description for each book, so here it is for just the first one…

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her … but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead … quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.  (goodreads exerpt)

I don’t even know where to begin.  This series was so amazing in so many ways.  It reminded me a little of the Poison Study books by Maria Snyder.  I am also a huge fan of Maria Snyder.  Sarah Maas is now on my favorite author lists!

The story telling is so amazing that I could not put these down.  I just kept downloading each book.  The world building is so intense and real.  I was jealous that she could immerse me so deeply into her story.  As a writer it amazed me and left me wanting more and more of this story.  7 books isn’t enough.

Celaena is the baddest, most intense, fearless, real character I have read in a while.  She is an 18 year old assassin with a destiny that will shock you. (no spoilers here)  She is not without flaws, she is vulnerable and hard and cunning, ruthless and relentless throughout the series.  She grows with each task, book, adventure, let down, sacrifice, set back and everything that gets thrown at her.  She will long be remembered in my heart as a true heroine.

I hate spoilers so suffice it to say this whole series is amazing from beginning to end.  All of the characters are amazing. Some you love, some you hate, some you even hate to love.  Each character is lined with depth and fullness, and intricately woven into the storyline.  Sarah is a master storyteller.  I can’t wait to read the next thing she puts out.

5 amazing stars for me.


Storm Glass (Glass #1) by Maria Snyder

storm  Storm Glass (Glass #1) By Maria Snyder.  Published July 30, 2013by Harlequine Mira.  CDN $3.99 Kindle version.

Award-winning author Maria V. Snyder brings readers into a world of molten magic, where storms can be captured within a glass orb and a magician’s powers can remain hidden…until challenged by enemy forces.

As a glassmaker and a magician-in-training, Opal Cowan understands trial by fire. Someone has sabotaged the Stormdancer clan’s glass orbs, killing their most powerful magicians. The Stormdancers—particularly the mysterious and mercurial Kade—require Opal’s unique talents to prevent it from happening again. But when the mission goes awry, Opal must tap into a new kind of magic. Yet the further she delves into the intrigue behind the glass and magic, the more distorted things appear. With lives hanging in the balance—including her own—Opal must control her powers…powers that could lead to disaster beyond anything she’s ever known. (Goodreads Excerpt)

Wow, what can I say? The last Maria Snyder book I read was The Poison Series, which was absolutely amazing.  She has such a talent for creating new worlds that you just fall into and can’t get enough. I love anything magic and this book was amazing!  I love Opal. She was so genuine and real.  She makes mistakes, she isn’t a great magical talent but it doesn’t bring her down. She is definitely unique.  And her penchant for getting into trouble is very entertaining indeed.  Can we say drama magnet?  Lol Oh and there is lots of romance to boot!

5 stars for me! Loving Maria Snyder again!

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

magic The magician by Lisa Maxwell.  Published July 18, 2017 by Simon Pulse.  I got this free at the libaray, but the kindle edition is CDN $9.99. 

In modern-day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.

Esta is a talented thief, and she’s been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta’s training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.

But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.  (Goodreads Excerpt)

OMG I fell in love with this book from the first page.  What’s not to like? Magic, time manipulation, kick ass heroine, and a plot to keep you on the edge of your seat.

I loved this… it was so different and original. I mean look at the caption

            Stop the Magician

            Steal the book

            Save the future.

Does that not just suck you in with those three sentences? I loved how most of the book takes place in old New York.  It is dangerous and sinister and you have no clue who to trust.  I love the secondary characters.  I love the setting. I love all the magic that is a part of this world.  The story is just so compelling and her talent for thievery and manipulating time is so incredibly…..intriguing comes to mind. I can’t say enough about this book.

I’m dying for the sequel…I even had the library put it on advance hold or its release.

5 stars for me!  Shocker I know! Lol

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

 Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard.  Published Jan 5, 2016 by Tor Teen.  $10.99 CDN Kindle edition.

In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.

Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.

Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden – lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself.

In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls’ heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch. (Goodreads excerpt)

What to say?  OMG I love this series!  So refreshingly real and captivating.  I was sucked in right from the start.  It is intense, emotional, dramatic and … real.  It is not your typical book and I will admit that I am a big fan of anything to do with witches and magic so already I knew this was going to be a book for me.  I am extremely glad that I didn’t have to wait for the next book since I only just found this series.  I instantly downloaded the next one and am like gimme gimme gimme more please *sigh.

I am also a huge fan of kick ass heroines who can do it on their own.  This book gives us two!  And before you start thinking that I don’t like  I am sucker for that as well.  And this has that too!  OMG my editor is going to lose her mind with all of the exclamation points in this blog…lol  I just can’t help it. I love LOVE love this book and the series.

5 stars for me!  Obviously J

Obsession (Arum) by Jennifer Armentrout

Obsession Obsession (Arum) by Jennifer Armentrout. Published May  31, 2013 by Entangled Teen: Embrace.  Kindle edition CDN $3.99

Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something… unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life… or is it Hunter?  (Goodreads Excerpt)

Well what can I say?  I’m a big fan of the Lux series so of course I couldn’t wait to dive into this…I wasn’t disappointed.  I loved the tension and drama between these two characters.  I did want to smack Hunter up the side of his head on a few (ok a lot) of occasions.  He is just so arrogant.  But when you think about who he is in the story…well yeah I would probably be just as arrogant.  top that with Serena who doesn’t take his shit and well she is pretty spunky for a mere human…lol

I don’t want to ruin it so suffice it to say I loved the book!  Loved the characters and it was nice to read a spin off of a good series.  Oh and no you don’t really need to read the Lux series…but why wouldn’t you?

5 stars for me!

The Siren by Kiera Cass

siren The Siren by Kiera Cass.  Published by Harper Teen.        $11.99 CDN Kindle edition.

Years ago, Kahlen was rescued from drowning by the Ocean. To repay her debt, she has served as a Siren ever since, using her voice to lure countless strangers to their deaths. Though a single word from Kahlen can kill, she can’t resist spending her days on land, watching ordinary people and longing for the day when she will be able to speak and laugh and live freely among them again.

Kahlen is resigned to finishing her sentence in solitude…until she meets Akinli. Handsome, caring, and kind, Akinli is everything Kahlen ever dreamed of. And though she can’t talk to him, they soon forge a connection neither of them can deny…and Kahlen doesn’t want to.

Falling in love with a human breaks all the Ocean’s rules, and if the Ocean discovers Kahlen’s feelings, she’ll be forced to leave Akinli for good. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart.   (Goodreads excerpt)

Well what to say about this book?  I loved it!  Well I loved most of it.

I have really come to enjoy Kiera Cass. I loved The Selection. While this one is totally different, it was still thoroughly enjoyable. I will admit that I’m not too sure how I feel about the ending. I won’t give anything away (I hate spoilers) but I think I wanted more…not that I am sure exactly what more means at this point without telling too much of the story…

I have to say the book was original and full of interesting characters and intrigue. It wasn’t as ‘suspenseful’ or ‘grabbing’ as The Selection, but still very good in its own right. I also liked that this is a book that the author apparently rewrote.  I would love to read the original to see what changes were made.

4 stars for me!

Torn ( A Wicked Trilogy #2) By Jennifer L Armentrout

torn Torn (A Wicked Trilogy #2) by Jennifer L Armentrout.  Published July 19, 2016  by Jennifer L Armentrout.  CDN $4.99 Kindle edition.

Torn between duty and survival, nothing can be the same.

Everything Ivy Morgan thought she knew has been turned on its head. After being betrayed and then nearly killed by the Prince of the Fae, she’s left bruised and devastated—and with an earth-shattering secret that she must keep at all costs. And if the Order finds out her secret, they’ll kill her.

Then there’s Ren Owens, the sexy, tattooed Elite member of the Order who has been sharing Ivy’s bed and claiming her heart. Their chemistry is smoking hot, but Ivy knows that Ren has always valued his duty to the Order above all else—he could never touch her if he knew the truth. That is, if he let her live at all. Yet how can she live with herself if she lies to him?

But as the Fae Prince begins to close in, intent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld, Ivy is running out of options. If she doesn’t figure out who she can trust—and fast—it’s not only her heart that will be torn apart, but civilization itself. (goodreads excerpt)

OMG I am totally loving this series. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book!.  It is really hard to gush all over a book I love without giving anything away, but here goes…

Ivy is still smart ass and tough as nails.  I love the fire between her and Ren…and OMG the secret!  well holy smoke in a landmine!  (not giving anything away 😉 ).  This book vamps up the heat in more ways than one.  It gets really intense with the arrival of the Prince and keeps you on the edge of your seat.  I am sooo stoked for the next book!  Jennifer Armentrout never disappoints!

5 stars for me!


Finders Keepers by Stephen King

Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #2) Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges trilogy #2)by Stephen King.  Published June 2, 2015 by Scribner. CDN $28.46 Hardcover edition.

“Wake up, genius.” So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.

Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years.

Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life—for good, for bad, forever. (goodreads excerpt)

I have been a huge Stephen King fan since I read “Eyes of the Dragon” when I was a kid.  He is the master story teller and my all time favorite author.

Finders Keepers is the second in the trilogy after Mr Mercedes.  I liked this book even more than the first.  I loved the characters, the suspense the plot everything.  The story is gripping and engaging.  I love how he brings back the characters and blends the stories together.  At first I forgot that it was a sequel the story is that engaging on it own, but then you get into the story and realize how he has masterfully weaved the first book and this one together.  Amazing author.

I won’t go into much detail as I hate to give anything away.  suffice it to say I was not disappointed and the teaser at the end leads one to believe that the next story will be just as enticing!

5 stars for me!

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.  Published August 27th 2013 by Candlewick Press (first published May 5th 2011) CDN $9.18 Kindle edition

At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting– he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd– whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself– Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined. (Goodreads excerpt)

Ok first off let me tell you that this is not the kind of thing I normally read.  My daughter gave this to me to read.  We don’t have the same taste in most books but so far the ones she tells me to read, I really enjoy.  I think I have mentioned that before…(The Program, The fault in our Stars etc)

It was very different.  I found it a little slow at first but |I still couldn’t put it down.  The monster has three stories to tell Conor and when he’s done he wants a story in return.  I was intrigued and the stories are twisted in a way that you want to keep reading.  I have to say I enjoyed it a lot.  It is easy to read and makes you think.  You get to know Conor with each page and you feel empathy for him and his situation.  I was angry and sad and wanted at one point to smack his father up the side of the head.  I will say I guessed the ending but it didn’t take away from the story.  It was emotional and heart wrenching in a good way.

5 stars for me.

Sacrifice (Elemental #5) by Brigid Kemmerer

Sacrifice Sacrifice (Elemental #5) by Brigid Kemmerer. Published September 30, 2014 by Kensington Teen. CDN $7.17 Kindle edition

Earth. Fire. Air. Water. One misstep and they lose it all. For the last time. Michael Merrick understands pressure. He’s the only parent his three brothers have had for years. His power to control Earth could kill someone if he miscalculates. Now an Elemental Guide has it in for his family, and he’s all that stands in the way. His girlfriend, Hannah, understands pressure too. She’s got a child of her own, and a job as a firefighter that could put her life in danger at any moment. But there are people who have had enough of Michael’s defiance, his family’s ‘bad luck’. Before he knows it, Michael’s enemies have turned into the Merricks’ enemies, and they’re armed for war. They’re not interested in surrender. But Michael isn’t the white flag type anyway. Everything is set for the final showdown. Four elements, one family. Will they hold together, or be torn apart? (Goodreads excerpt)

Wow, the final instalment of the Elemental series. I have to say that I am sad that it is over but this final book was worth the wait. I really enjoyed reading Michael’s story. It is interesting the way the author teased us with Michael when she started the series with the novella Elemental. It is fitting that she wrapped it up with his whole story.

I think my only criticism was that the romantic element with Hanna was a bit of a letdown. I get that the story was way more involved to sensationalize the romance, but I liked the connection that Michael and Hanna shared and I kind of hoped that she would be the one to help him be stronger. Her character seemed a bit self absorbed and not worthy of Michael for me. The book focused more on the relationships between the brothers, which was equally as compelling for me given that I come from a large family. The family dynamic is very fun to watch play out in this book and the whole series for that matter.

And holy cow the drama/action/suspense and everything that makes this series fantastic was certainly evident in this final installment. It is nonstop from cover to cover and never a dull moment.
5 stars for me!


Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5) by Richelle Mead

spirit bound Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5) by Richelle Mead. Published May 18, 2010 by Penguin Razorbill. CDN $10.99 kindle edition.

Dimitri gave Rose the ultimate choice. But she chose wrong… After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir’s-and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives beyond the Academy’s iron gates to begin. But Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he’s out there, somewhere. She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true. Dimitri has tasted her blood, and now he is hunting her. And this time he won’t rest until Rose joins him… forever. (Goodreads Excerpt)

Well I have to admit that I am in love with this series. It is truly amazing. I fell in love with Dimitri and was devastated at the end of the last book. I was on the fence about what I wanted to happen. I so wanted Rose and Dimitri to be together, but the price was pretty high. I honestly couldn’t say if I would have chosen the way she did. The ending was…well I won’t give it away.

I was then wrenched into this new book with a twist in fate and had my heart squished again in anguish! I love how Richelle is able to do that. You get so engrossed in the characters that you feel the pain they feel and you’re gripped with the story so hard you don’t want to let go or put down the book.

Again with a series I don’t want to give away the last books but suffice it to say this whole series is gripping from beginning to end with lots of action, intrigue and romance to keep you on the edge of your seat holding the pages tighter and tighter!

Amazing! 5 stars for me! Can’t wait to read the final book!


The Return (Titan #1) by Jennifer L Armentrout

Titan The Return (Titan #1 by Jennifer Armentrout. Published Feb 16, 2015 by Spencer Hill Press. CDN $5.63 Kindle edition

The Fates are cackling their bony asses off… It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet. Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her. But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all. Because history has once again been flipped to repeat. (Goodreads Excerpt)

Well what to say…HOLY CRAP! I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. I absolutely adored the covenant series and was sad when it ended. I don’t normally like love triangles but I did enjoy Seth in the covenant as an intent…and a bit psychotic love interest/tangled mess. So it was really cool to see him have a book of his own. I have to say this Seth is much more…intense…and a little (just a little) psychotic!

True to Jennifer’s style I love her characters and her worlds and can’t put anything down that she writes. I like that this is a spin off that picks up a bit after the last covenant ends. It makes it easy to sink into the plot and delve into Seth’s mind and his perspective.

Did I say he was HOT?! Oh yeah he is…and I love the connection with Josie who is sweet and innocent and Seth has to calm the F down and figure out how to protect her. I do love how she comes into her own and turns into quite the little spirited aggressive one all on her own. She is a tough girl on the inside and the story brings it out. I am a big fan of two POV so this was right up my alley.

Really enjoyable and can’t wait for the next book. 5 stars for me!

Blood Promise (Vampire Academy #4) by Richelle Mead

Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4) Blood Promise (Vampire Academy #4) by Richelle Mead. Published Aug 29, 2009 by Penguin Razorbill.  CDN $10.99 Kindle edition

Rose Hathaway’s life will never be the same. The recent attack on St. Vladimir’s Academy devastated the entire Moroi world. Many are dead. And, for the few victims carried off by Strigoi, their fates are even worse. A rare tattoo now adorns Rose’s neck, a mark that says she’s killed far too many Strigoi to count. But only one victim matters … Dimitri Belikov. Rose must now choose one of two very different paths: honoring her life’s vow to protect Lissa—her best friend and the last surviving Dragomir princess—or, dropping out of the Academy to strike out on her own and hunt down the man she loves. She’ll have to go to the ends of the earth to find Dimitri and keep the promise he begged her to make. But the question is, when the time comes, will he want to be saved? Now, with everything at stake—and worlds away from St. Vladimir’s and her unguarded, vulnerable, and newly rebellious best friend—can Rose find the strength to destroy Dimitri? Or, will she sacrifice herself for a chance at eternal love? (Goodreads Excerpt)

What to say?…I am so in love with this series…amazing!

This story just keeps getting better and better with each book. I can’t seem to get enough…thankfully there are still more for me to read! But holy crap what a cliffhanger! Can my heart start pumping again now please?!?

I love Dimitri…I keep hoping and hoping that somehow…well you know what I want…I have no idea if I will get my wish or if Rose will finish with the promise she made to him. I mean I don’t want Rose to become a Strigoi, but….I so want them to be together…Just wait and see I guess.

When it comes to a book series it is hard to come up with a review that doesn’t include spoilers from the other books. Suffice it to say that this book continues to be amazing. I already downloaded the next book. The characters are wickedly fun to engage in. I’m still waiting to see if anything develops with Adrian as I love his character. The story line is engaging and exciting and full of twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat.

Can’t wait for the next book! 5 stars for me.

Wicked (Wicked #1) by Jennifer Armentrout

22895264 Wicked (Wicked #1) by Jennifer Armentrout.  Published Dec 8, 2014 by Amazon Digital Services    CDN $2.08 Kindle edition.

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. (Goodreads excerpt)

OMG where to start with this tantalizing little morsel of an amazing book! I love Jennifer Armentrout, she is truly and amazing writer. Holy freakin crap…I do have to warn you though that this is NOT a Young adult book….I think it is even pushing the New adult genre and moves right onto amazingly hot and full on adult! Not a bad thing but a lot of her books are YA or NA. so be forewarned…it is called WICKED for a reason!

Ok, now that I have calmed myself (sort of 🙂 ) Ivy, the main character is instantly loveable, not in the charming, sweet way but in the Oh yeah she is one badass, kick ass, drag em out, sarcasm at its finest kind of heroine. She doesn’t need a man, but holy cow the one that she meets is HOT HOT HOT. Together there is action, drama, romance (of the steamy kind) and a whole lotta fae fighting, paranormal stuff going on.

Did I say this book was awesome? Oh yeah I think I did.   LOVED IT!

5 stars for me!

Stone Cold Touch (Dark Elements #2) by Jennifer Armentrout

StoneColdTouch_FC1-195x300 Stone Cold Touch (Dark Elements #2) by Jennifer Armentrout. Published Oct 21, 2014 by Harlequin Teen.  CDN $3.29 Kindle edition.

Every touch has its price.

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could. But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay… (Goodreads excerpt)

Oh My Freaking….I don’t even know where to start…

Ok I was on the fence with the whole Zayne vs Roth love triangle going on in the book. I mean Zayne is sooo perfect and well…no one could possibly live up to that…especially a half demon? And Roth…OMG he is so hot and sexy and totally bad ass, gets you in trouble in a totally good way…you know it is just wrong..right? NOT!

Either way this book is freaking amazing. Full of action, suspense, drama, HEAT oh and did I mention the heat? Ok you get it. I love Jennifer Armentrout’s books. She is incredible. I am now fanning myself trying to calm down after reading this book!

Oh and another freaking wicked cliff hanger. I don’t want to give anything away so suffice it to say that this is one amazing series going right up there in the top 5 favs.

5 stars for me….I would give more but am not allowed 🙂