Review: Book: 29 Dates- Melissa de la Cruz

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Title: 29 Dates

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Melissa de la Cruz

Publisher: Inkyard Press

Genre: YA

Page Count: 400 Pages

ISBN: B07D8TX11N

Author or Book Website: https://melissa-delacruz.com/

Link to Amazon purchase page: 29 Dates

Link to Goodreads: 29 Dates

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

How many dates will it take to find The One?

Jisu’s traditional South Korean parents are concerned by what they see as her lack of attention to her schoolwork and her future. Working with Seoul’s premiere matchmaker to find the right boyfriend is one step toward ensuring Jisu’s success, and going on the recommended dates is Jisu’s compromise to please her parents while finding space to figure out her own dreams. But when she flubs a test then skips out on a date to spend time with friends, her fed-up parents shock her by shipping her off to a private school in San Francisco. Where she’ll have the opportunity to shine academically—and be set up on more dates!

Navigating her host family, her new city and school, and more dates, Jisu finds comfort in taking the photographs that populate her ever-growing social media account. Soon attention from two very different boys sends Jisu into a tailspin of soul-searching. As her passion for photography lights her on fire, does she even want to find The One? And what if her One isn’t parent and matchmaker approved?

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This book is a bit intense. I have never been on blind day let alone more then one. She has to deal with her family, her host family, matchmaker, the dates, friends, and school. That is a lot for anyone to deal with and even as she grows in popularity and is in the needs of some soul searching. It is a good light hearted novel to read. I have head a few other things by this author and was not disappointed with this novel.

My Rating of the Book: 5 Stars

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Review: Book: Odette- Jessica Duchen

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Title: Odette

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Jessica Duchen

Publisher: Unbound Digital

Genre: Fairytale Retelling

Page Count: 368 Pages

ISBN: 9781789650006

Author or Book Website: http://www.jessicaduchen.co.uk/

Link to Amazon purchase page: Odette

Link to Goodreads: Odette

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

When a swan crashes through her window at the height of a winter storm, journalist Mitzi Fairweather decides to nurse the injured bird back to health. But at sunset, the swan becomes a woman.

This unexpected visitor is Odette, the swan princess – alone, adrift and in danger in 21st-century Britain, entirely dependent on the kindness of strangers. Bird by day, human by night, and with no way to go home, she remains convinced, to Mitzi’s distress, that only a man’s vow of eternal love can break her spell.

Mitzi is determined to help Odette, but as the two try to hide the improbable truth, their web of deception grows increasingly tangled. Can they find a way to save Odette before it’s too late?

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I have always had a love for fairytales from all over the world and this books is a modern retelling of the Swan Princess. It is just as enjoyable the original tale. This version to me seems great for the modern times. It is one of those books I would most likely go back and read it again.

My Rating of the Book: 4 1/2 Stars

Review: Book: Trespassers- Claire McFall

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Title: Trespassers

Series: Ferryman #2

Author’s Name: Claire McFall

Publisher: Kelpies

Genre: YA Fantasy

Page Count: 274 Pages

ISBN: 1782504354 (ISBN13: 9781782504351)

Author or Book Website: http://www.clairemcfall.co.uk/

Link to Amazon purchase page: Trespassers

Link to Goodreads: Trespassers

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

Tristan and Dylan have escaped the afterlife. But fate never meant for them to live. Dylan should have been killed in a horrific train crash. Tristan should still be a Ferryman, an immortal. Now, living in bodies they have no right to inhabit, they discover they’re connected by something stronger than love. Their souls are bound together. Alone, they’ll die. When they broke through the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead they defied the laws of the supernatural world, and showed the way for others to escape. Now they must face the consequences. Can true love transcend destiny? Trespassers continues the epic love story of Dylan and Tristan, in the stunning sequel to the truly original, award-winning debut novel Ferryman. This is a love story like no other, beautifully told, richly imagined and with a narrative as full of suspense and action as it is with intense emotion.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this for a fair and honest review. This is the sequel to Ferryman. IT is the novel that continues Dylan and Tristian adventure after they escape the afterlife. They did what they had to for love but was it enough to save their souls and their love? It has me feeling so much for their struggle and them going against the natural order of things. I need to know what happens next to them.

My Rating of the Book: 4 1/2 Stars

Review: Book: Ferryman- Claire McFall

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Title: Ferryman

Series: Ferryman #1

Author’s Name: Claire McFall

Publisher: Kelpies

Genre: YA Fantasy

Page Count: 320 Pages

ISBN: 1782504344 (ISBN13: 9781782504344)

Author or Book Website: http://www.clairemcfall.co.uk/

Link to Amazon purchase page: Ferryman

Link to Goodreads: Ferryman

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

Dylan has escaped a horrific train crash unscathed.

Except she hasn’t.

The bleak landscape around her isn’t Scotland. It’s a wasteland haunted by wraiths searching for human souls.

And the stranger waiting for her isn’t an ordinary boy. Tristan is a Ferryman, tasked with transporting her soul safely to the afterlife, a journey he’s made a thousand times before.

Except this time, something’s different.

Torn between love and destiny, Dylan realises she can’t let Tristan go, nor can she stay with him. Eventually, inevitably, the wraiths would capture her soul and she would be lost forever.

Can true love overcome the boundaries of death?

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I love reading debut novels by authors. There is a lot going on this book. It has this way about it that makes me look at the other side a little different. Love is one of those emotions that seems to throw a wrench into each story and changes how things are done. I feel a lot for Dylan and Tristian. Looking for to reading the next one.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

 

Review: Book: Heir of RA- M. Sasinowski

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Title: Heir of RA

Series: Blood of Ra Book One

Author’s Name: M. Saskinowski

Publisher: Kingsmill Press

Genre: YA

Page Count: 34 Pages

ISBN: B07GDSK23D

Author or Book Website: N/A

Link to Amazon purchase page: Heir of RA

Link to Goodreads: Heir of RA

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

Alyssa signed up to study history, not to rewrite it.

An excavation of the fabled Hall of Records beneath the Sphinx unleashes an ancient disease that leaves her father fighting for his life. As Alyssa races to find a cure, she stumbles onto an impossible artifact that could change history—or destroy our future.

With unexpected help from Oxford student Paul Matthews, Alyssa evades ruthless adversaries set on harnessing the power of the artifact. As a global epidemic looms, they must unravel deep secrets hidden within it and unveil the link between a mythical civilization and the birth of Egyptian mythology, before time runs out.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I love Egyptian Mythology and this checked a lot of the boxes for me. I think I would feel like Alyssa if I was put into some of the same situations that she is. But the foundation of this book was done so well that it makes me want to reach for the next one. I can’t want to see what happens next.

My Rating of the Book: 4 1/2 Stars

Review: Book: Luris: Memories of Dreams- Rune Marie Nielsen

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Title: Luris: Memories of Dreams

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Rune Marie Nielsen

Publisher: AuthorHouse

Genre: Fantasy

Page Count: 54 Pages

ISBN: 1504972023 (ISBN13: 9781504972024)

Author or Book Website: N/A

Link to Amazon purchase page: Luris: Memories of Dreams

Link to Goodreads: Luris: Memories of Dreams

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

Luris: Memories of Dreams follows the unfortunate life story of M—, a young adult suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Due to amnesia induced by the PTSD, M— cannot remember many details from her past. What remains in her memory are fragments of dreams that must be traversed in order to piece together the reality that traumatized her. Though often strange and ambiguous, her dreams hold the keys that will empower her to face and overcome the terrible events of her past and the deepest fears of her inner self.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This was a very short quick read. I got where the story was going and what it had to say. It does needs some editing work and the graphic were okay. Not much else to say about this book.

My Rating of the Book: 3 Stars

Review: Book: Blood and Magic Book 1-3- Danielle Annett

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Title: Blood and Magic Books 1-3

Series: Blood and Magic

Author’s Name: Danielle Annett

Publisher: Self-Published

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Page Count: 622 Pages

ISBN: B07LG1D4KC

Author or Book Website: http://danielle-annett.com/

Link to Amazon purchase page: Blood and Magic

Link to Goodreads: Blood and Magic

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

This boxed set includes: Cursed by Fire, Kissed by Fire, and Burned by Fire.

Cursed by Fire
Blood is going to spill …
I just hope it won’t be mine.

Someone is trying to incite a war and pit the shifter Pack and the vampire Coven against one another.
If war breaks out, humanity won’t survive.
And I can’t let that happen.

My boss doesn’t want me to get involved. It’s too dangerous.
But I’m a mercenary and I’ve been hired to find whoever it is that’s leaving a trail of bodies in their wake.

In a search that takes me through the maze of shifter hierarchy and the depths of the paranormal underworld, these killers underestimate how determined I am to protect my city.

Yes, blood will spill. And it’ll be theirs.

Kissed by Fire

New Rule: If it has sharp teeth, don’t trust it.

Getting bit hurts like hell.

As Friend of the Pack, I should be untouchable, protected by the most influential group in the Pacific Northwest. But someone is unleashing rogue vampires to hunt me down, and I’m determined to find out why.

But on my hunt for answers, the unimaginable happens. Bound to one of the most influential power players, I must tread carefully.

Paranormal politics are at play.

And I refuse to be anyone’s puppet.

Burned by Fire

When you ask yourself, “What else can go wrong?” The answer is everything.

Aria’s pyrokinetic abilities have always been hard to control, and being pulled in so many directions isn’t making things any easier. Now she has to help Inarus, a foe turned friend who is being targeted by the Human Alliance Corporation—the very organization he once worked for.

But the HAC has more than just Inarus in their sights. Aria finds herself going deep into enemy territory to save a witchling child with never before seen powers that the HAC has kidnapped to further their own ends.

Aria has been hired to save a child once before, and she failed. That failure has haunted her even to this day and she won’t let herself fail again. With the HAC closing in, and complications between herself and the Pack rising, Aria has no choice but to succeed. A child’s life is on the line and Aria will risk everything to save that life but in the end, will all of her efforts be enough?

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I have been reading a little more urban fantasy so it was no surprise I found this series. I love Aria she is a very interesting character. She is not a character that everything goes her way, but she does her moments that make me laugh and others that I worry about her. I like books that take me through a several stages emotions as I got through them. These first three book did just that. I would love to read the rest and I have heard there is a spin off series as well. Looking forward those as well.

My Rating of the Book: 4 1/2 Stars