Red and Her Wolf (Kingdom #3) by Marie Hall – Book Review

Red and Her Wolf

(Kingdom #3)

17876853Author: Marie Hall

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Pages: 200

Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Adult Fiction, Erotica, Fairy Tales, Retellings, Werewolves, Paranormal Romance

Review: I’m continuing with my binge reading of this series and I have not been disappointed!

This is a retelling on the classic Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf tale.

This book went into more detail about the fairy realm that it takes place in and also brings back Alice and the Mad Hatter from the first installment of the series.

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Her Mad Hatter (Kingdom #1) by Marie Hall – Book Review

Her Mad Hatter

(Kingdom #1)

Author:17413115 Marie Hall

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Pages: 129

Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Adult Fiction, Erotica, Magic, Retelling, Fairy Tales

Review: So I found this series through a list on Goodreads and because it involved the Mad Hatter and a version of Alice in Wonderland I could not pass it up.

This is a work of Adult Fiction/Erotica so it is exactly what the genre says it is.

The story line was not my favorite, but I still really enjoyed the book. It is very short and fast paced and I read it in one sitting.

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Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry – Book Review

Church of Marvels

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Author: Leslie Parry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Pages: 308

Genre: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Magical Realism, Historical, Fantasy

Review: *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

I had a really difficult time getting into this book. I kept having to force myself to sit down and continue reading it. The writing itself was really interesting and very dark.
This story takes place in New York in the late 1800s. It is a very dark and twisting tale that intertwines four different characters perspectives until they finally connect. Parry combined a multitude of concepts: opium dens, circus performers, an insane asylum, and an amateur boxer.

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Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1) by Gena Showalter- Book Review

Alice in Zombieland

(White Rabbit Chronicles #1)

11300302Author: Gena Showalter

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.

Pages: 404

Genre: Young Adult, Horror – Zombies, Fantasy – Paranormal, Romance, Retellings, Fantasy – Supernatural, Urban Fantasy

Review: I finally was able to sit down and read this book since it had been on my “to read” list for over a year now.

I wasn’t disappointed in it at all. I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed it. To be honest, I’m not a person who enjoys the whole zombie craze that people have been into recently, so I was surprised that it didn’t bother me at all in this book.

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The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die, #2) by Danielle Paige – Book Review

The Wicked Will Rise

(Dorothy Must Die, #2)

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Genre: Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy, Retelling, Magic, Romance, Fairy Tale

Pages: 293

Review: I finished the second book in the Dorothy Must Die series. I have to say I really enjoyed this book, but it lacked a little something for me.

This book is half the size of the first one and moves along very quickly. The same characters return in the sequel. It is again very hard to write a decent review without too many spoilers since this book is full of really unique twists and turns.

The story continues from the exact point that the first book ends at. This book sticks to its title and the characters definitely dove into a darker place and truly tried to identify what exactly Paige mean when she uses the word wicked. 

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Dorothy Must Die (#1) by Danielle Paige – Book Review

Dorothy Must Die

(Dorothy Must Die, #1)

18053060Author: Danielle Paige

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Pages: 452

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings, Magic, Fiction, Fairy Tales, Adventure

Review: I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!!! I have owned this book since Christmas and haven’t had the time between law school and other books to finally read it. I finished it in two days and could not put it down! It was the best book I’ve read this summer so far.

I know I am a little bit late to the game with this book, but it absolutely deserves all of the positive reviews it is getting. Danielle Paige has created a completely unique plot line from a very well-known and beloved story, The Wizard of Oz.

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Down the Wormhole (Wormhole #1) by Ana Franco – Book Review

Down the Wormhole

(Wormhole #1)

*This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review*

23783793Author: Ana Franco

Pages: 205

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Mythology

Review: I’ve been struggling to figure out how I want to review this book and I think the easiest way would be to separate it by positives and negatives.

I’ll start with the positives since I don’t have as many of them as I do negatives. I don’t want this review to come across as negative in any way, I’d rather it be more constructive since I actually did enjoy reading the novel.

Positives: I absolutely loved the idea behind this novel. I tend to enjoy anything relating to Greek or Egyptian mythology and I did love the variety of characters that this novel had to offer and the various mythological gods that were included. There was a lot of information behind each of the Gods (whether they were good or bad) that was provided that was very interesting. The characters were also pretty diverse and represented their mythological realm very well.

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Rogue by Julie Kagawa – Book Review

Rogue

(Talon #2)

25368537Author: Julie Kagawa

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Pages: 432

Genre: Fantasy, Dragons, Romance, Mythology, and Fiction

Review: I was counting down the days until this book came out. I absolutely loved the first one and was dying to read the next book in the series. I have to say…this book disappointed me.

My rating would have been lower if it were not for the action packed, fast paced chapters at the end of the book.

Maybe I had higher expectations than I should have had for this book, but after getting a third of the way through the book, I found myself not drawn to continue reading it. I don’t know whether it was the lackluster characters or the lack of an actual plot line that failed to keep my interest.

The same characters return from the first book. Ember is the main character and a dragon. In the first book, I loved her independence, strength, and rebelliousness that came with her character. In this sequel, I found her boring, annoying, and just useless. She did not grow or improve as a character for me, in fact, she declined.

Riley annoyed me in the first book and did not fail to anger me in this book. I just did not like his character or feel any connection between him and Ember. I thought their “romance” (or lack thereof) was forced and kind of strange. Riley was clearly fleshed out as a character in this book, but even his sarcastic manner could not win me over.

Garret was my favorite character from the first book and again my favorite in this sequel. He was the only character who had made a change from the first book, in a positive manner. Even saying that, it felt like he was kind of left to the reader’s imagination and for the readers to fill in the blanks.

There was a forced love triangle in this book and honestly, I felt like it was so cliche that it began to irritate me to no end. I felt the connection between Ember and Garret in the first book and even in the second one. I just felt like Kagawa turned a unique fantasy YA series into the stereotypical love triangle (Twilight like) YA book. It was ultimately very disappointing to me.

Overall, I felt very disconnected from this book and was forcing myself to keep reading with the hope that it would get better. In my opinion, it got worse (harsh but true, even though it pains me to say it).

That being said, I would most likely read the next book in the series just to see how the story progresses.

This review was also posted on my Goodreads account. Feel free to add me on there as well!

The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1) by Cinda Williams Chima – Book Review

The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1)

6342491Author: Cinda Williams Chima

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Pages: 506

Genre: Fantasy (Magic, High Fantasy, Epic Fantasy), Romance, Adventure, and Fiction

Review: I really loved this book and this series. I read this a few months ago and haven’t had the time to sit down and write my review on it until now.

The beginning third of this book was very slow moving, kind of confusing, and tedious to get through. Once the storyline started progressing, it was fast paced and enthralling. I absolutely loved it from then on.

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