Yianna Yiannacou

...The One and Only...

My Book Reviews - 2013

Here is a list of books that I have read since January 2013.


They will be listen by their name, amount of stars (out of 5) and a little description of what I thought of them. They are in order from most recent. The first book I read was Rapunzel, etc. 


If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask me.


LET'S HEAR WHAT YOU THOUGHT 

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty - Book 1

Anne Rice

3 Stars - 5 Days to read


I really didn't know what to expect with this book other than it was basically the story of Sleeping Beauty but re written and made into an erotic novel. Boy was I mistaken by that. It is nothing close to being an erotic novel. This is a full on sadistic natured novel – but not tasteless!


It begins when the Prince awakens sleeping Beauty from her sleep and wakes her entire kingdom. As gratitude the Prince is allowed to take Beauty back as thanks to his kingdom. But his kingdom does things a little differently than everyone else. They take in prince and princesses and turn them into slaves to teach them obedience. They paddle them and parade them around the kingdom naked and basically worthless. They paddle them until their bottoms are as red as cherries and all their tears have left them. Let me add that they do not Beat them. The paddling happens from their butts and lower. They get used as sex slaves as well and touched and probed as the people of the castle deem fit and cannot speak to unless spoken to. Beauty learns all this and wants nothing but to please the Prince and his mother the Queen. Just when they thought Beauty was their perfect little specimen, she rebels against them. I won’t say more.


This is a really strange story, which unlike an erotic novel does not get an arousal out of me. I could never imagine being slapped mercifully on the behind while praying they don’t leave welts. I can barely take one slap let alone hundreds! But I want to know what happens with not-so-innocent Beauty. On to the next one!

Beauty's Punishment - Book 2

Anne Rice

4 Stars - 2 Days to read


Let me just start off with saying how much I absolutely loved this book! It was MUCH better than the first one. This is what I am talking about! The first one did nothing for me, but this one got me all hot and bothered. More bothered than hot, but whatever.


SO! Where to begin? Beauty and Tristan are taken away to the god-awful village. But to me, the village seems like an awesome place and less humiliating than the castle. I would rather be in the village than in the castle where all they do is beat you and don’t let you have your release. In the village it is a free for all and release for everyone in every corner! This story is from Beauty and Tristan’s point of view. Beauty is bought and handled by a wealthy bar owner who sells her to one of the patrons. A very wealthy man for that and he uses Beauty as he seems fit. Tristan was sold to the Queens Chronicler who is a man of white hair and great beauty. He fits Tristan with an unbelievably thick leather phallus with horsetails at the end and uses him as his pony, along with the other slaves. After reading that, I knew this book was not going to be like the first one. The book teaches you more about slaves and takes you in depth into Tristan’s mind and how he wants to please his master. I don’t want to say anymore to ruin it but there is more to this story than what I just described.


The public punishments, working in the fields, the turn table, the auction block, being used by whoever their master’s see fit was absolutely perfect! This book had a perfect balance of the whippings and erotica. I never got bored. I was a bit confused at the ending, not because of how the book was written but because I didn't know what was going on, and that was the author’s intentions. Beauty and Tristan didn't know what was going on either. But let me just tell you… the last scene with Beauty and Tristan will forever be in my memory. H-O-L-Y H-E-L-L!!!! HOT! I need to read the next book if that is where the story is heading! Haha TA! Oh! One word of advice… Do Not read this book in public. They will know what you’re reading by your bulging eyes. Haha yup!

Beauty's Release - Book 3

Anne Rice

5 Stars - 3 Days to read


I just need to start off by saying that I am not too sure which was my favourite book. It is a close competition between book 2 and book 3. The first book was just the warm up to ready you for what was in store! Even though book two and three were from Laurent, Tristan and Beauty’s point of view - this book mainly focused on Laurent where book one was all beauty and book 2 was mostly Tristan.


The three of them are aboard a ship with other slaves who don’t really mean anything to the story and they are all on their way to the Sultan’s palace. They are oiled up and perfumed to the sultans liking. Jewels were placed in their ears and hanging from different areas of their bodies. Their bodies were covered in gold and once they arrived, they became used to the customs of the palace. It is such a weird place to be a slave in but they learned to love it. It was definitely not harsh like the Queens Palace and less harsh and more pleasurable than the village. I can’t realty describe what happened in this book without giving it away.


While reading I was thinking about the title of Beauty’s Release. She was so happy in her new world that I didn't really see her going anywhere. I felt bad for the slaves at some points and you will too if you read the book. The turn of events that happen are so not predictable and at the end of the book I was satisfied. That is all. I loved these books and I am glad that I had the chance to read them. I definitely recommend, but don’t get put off by the first book. I lent these to my friend who gave the first book a one star, but now she is hooked like I knew she would be. Off to conquer another series.

Beauty's Kingdom - Book 4

Anne Rice

To Be Read

The Iron Butterfly - Book 1

Chanda Hahn

4 Stars - 4 Days to read


First things first. Let me tell you how much I actually liked this book. It started off really good BUT then got REALLY boring! I don’t know exactly what turned me off about this book in the first place, but I was so close to putting the book down and never returning. I saw how many good reviews it had so I pushed myself. THANK GOODNESS I pushed myself! Once you get past that bump, you will not regret it.


It begins with Thalia trapped in a cell and is being tortured by these people who she doesn't know. She is trapped with other people as well some who have died, and some who have survived. Thalia escapes and is found by two strangers. Darren and Joss. She is taken to the Denai capital. She is taken to the council and they help her get on her feet again. She told them what happened to her and they knew that people were going missing but not too sure where they were going. With Thalia’s help, they want to find these missing people and put a stop to the tortures and killings. Thalia is a normal human girl and so she gets to work in the kitchens of the school they kept her in. It wasn't until she shows signs of possessing magic that they move her from servant to student. Throughout the entire book, Thalia’s life is in danger. That’s all I will say.


The author didn't really do a good job in describing what a Denai is in the first place so I was kind of confused in the beginning until I realized that they are just people with magical powers. Everyone has their own type of power. That’s basically it. The ending is a massive cliffy! I couldn't believe the author got away with that. Thank goodness I have the second book ready. Here I go!

The Steele Wolf - Book 2

Chanda Hahn

4 Stars - 2 Days to read


This book has so much going on in it that I don’t even know where to begin! When I was done reading, I couldn't even remember how the book started so I had to go back in order to write this review. And let me tell you – a lot happened!


After Thalia leaves her school and all the Denai behind her, she travels with her father and a few of his clan members back to their home deep in the forest. She wants to live a normal life but to avoid being banished from showing signs of being a Denai, her father had arranged a marriage for her, securing her spot as clan leader. Thalia was having none of that and requested a battle and the winner would win her heart. Too bad she wanted to win her own heart. She ends up almost being kidnapped and Kael and Joss came to the rescue. Joss needed Thalia and Kael’s help to find his missing sister.


TONS MORE HAPPENED. I can’t even begin to describe. It was a very distracting story. So many things happened that I forgot some major parts. The author needs to relax a bit on how many times Thalia gets beaten in a book. Like seriously, how can a little girl like her take? Be nice to your characters! Other than that, it was fantastic. I am not sure who I want Thalia with. Joss or Kael. Decisions decisions! We will see who ends up with whom in the next book! Until then! Ta!

The Silver Siren - Book 3

Chanda Hahn

3 Stars - 9 Days to read


This book started off with lots of potential. I had been waiting for this book for so long. I got into it right away. I sort of forgot some of the things that happened in the previous books, but I was quickly reminded.....


Thalia, Kael and Joss were travelling back to Haven after not being able to find Joss's sister. Joss ends up splitting up with Thalia and Kael while they venture to the SwordBrothers clan. No outsiders are allowed in and Thalia's life was at risk for even going there. Thalia ends up back at Sinnedor after being ambushed by the Raven. She finds out that her power comes from Siren blood running in her veins. Sinnedor is under attack by the Raven and Thalia and her clan join forces with them to defeat the Raven and their crew. 


I liked the book. It wasn't the best book I ever read, but it was still good. I do recommend.

Larkstorm - Book 1

Dawn Rae Miller

4 Stars - 3 Days to read


I really didn't know what I was getting myself into when I purchased this free book off amazon. But let me just tell you how happy am I that I did. Something about this book kept me on the edge of my seat. It's really long for an eBook but I finished it in no time. I read it without even reading the synopsis first so I didn't even know what supernatural world I was getting myself into this time. Let me tell you more.


This book takes place many years after what seemed like the end of civilization. The world was apparently under attack and only few places remained but were renamed. Lark and her soon-to-be-mate Beck are at a human school together. In a couple months they will be bound to one another.  No one else in the school knows who their mate will be. The boys and girls are not allowed to hug, kiss or even touch. Lark and beck know that they will be mated because their parents are high ranking leaders. There are these people called the Sensitive. I was confused at first about what they were but it's just a fancy term for witches. They do the labour of the country and are not allowed near humans because of their power.  A red wristband keeps them in place and also keeps the humans aware of what they are. These wristbands are irremovable. One day a group of Sensitives attack Lark and Beck. That was where the downward spiral begins!


I couldn't believe the turn of events that came with this novel. Not only was it so thrilling to read, it was written very well. Minor grammar mistakes but the content was applaud-worthy. I just bought - yes BOUGHT - the second book. You read that correctly. That definitely means something. I will start it. Now. Right away. Ta!

Nightingale - Book 2

Dawn Rae Miller

3 Stars - 3 Days to read


This book gave me mixed feelings. Main reason because it was too short. By the time I was finished I kept flicking through the last pages of my kindle for more, but sadly it ended way too quick.


Lark has been brainwashed. After being removed from the care of the light witches, Larks mother reclaims her daughter and brings her home. She makes Lark believe that Beck, the one who she loved and planned on being with for the rest of her life was behind all her pain. She made Lark believe that Beck was the bad guy and was only using her. Lark tries to live with the dark witches but they fear her as they should and her dark powers threaten to overpower her. Her mother forces her to take a new mate, but deep down in her heart they could never bond since she was already bonded with Beck. When Beck returns after the fake bonding ceremony for Lark is when things take a turn. Lark’s magic has a mind of its own and she doesn't know who to trust or believe anymore. Everyone she thought she loved has been torn away from her. Poor girl.


I don’t want to give too much away, but that was only the tip of the iceberg. So much more happened in this book that I can’t even begin to explain. All I can do is tell you to read it, but then impatiently wait with me for the next one. Grr. I always tell myself I won’t read unfinished series, but look, here we are. Oh well.

Phoenix - Book 3

Dawn Rae Miller

To Be Read

Dark Promise - Book 1

Julia Crane & Talia Jager

3 Stars - 4 Days to read


The one thing I learned about reading many, many books is that the author can make the book as short and as long as they want to. In this case, the author made it as short as possible! After finishing the book it felt like I had only finished one chapter. I kept turning the kindle paged to no avail. I was a little bit pissed that the author would make two books.


This book is about Rylie, who on her sixteenth birthday turns into a faery. Her real mother comes for her to teach her the ways of the Fae but she doesn't want to listen. Stupid human. Apparently she isn'tjust a normal faery. She is an all-powerful one yet she doesn't even know how to use her powers. She gets kidnapped by the Dark Faerie king and is made to become mates with his son. Neither of them wants that. The entire book is Rylie and Kallan (dark faery prince) going on walks. I got bored easily.


Other than that, the book was pretty good. I probably won’t read the next book unless it’s free. There are only two books in the series. I am pretty sure I can figure out how it ends already.

Broken Promise - Book 2

Julia Crane & Talia Jager

Probably won't read. We'll see what happens

Eternal Promise - Book 3

Julia Crane & Talia Jager

Probably won't read. We'll see what happens

The Biscuit Witch - Book 1

Deborah Smith

3 Stars - 2 Days to read


I received a digital ARC of this novel from Netgalley on behalf of Belle Bridge Books.


I requested to review this book because of the title and the cover. I loved everything about it. When I started reading this book I didn't know what I was getting myself into.


Tal MacBride and her daughter were on the run from their hometown in New York to visit a cousin in North Carolina who Tal thought could help her. After leaving New York, she found out that her cousin Delta was actually in New York all along. The people of the town she was in told her to stay and welcomed her into their little community. Eve took a liking to Doug the town go to guy whenever they had any animal problems. Tal realized that she was quite fond of him as well. Eve’s biological father had just found out about her and wanted to be in her life. Tal left that life and wanted nothing from it.


Read to find out how everything plays out. Oh and the title biscuit witch is because Tal can bake absolutely anything. And she was really good at it. I thought she was an actual witch… but she wasn't. There is a book two. As much as I liked this story, I don’t think I would read the next book. This isn't my style. But I have to admit that I did tear up at a few parts. Book well done.

The Pickle Queen - Book 2

Deborah Smith

Probably won't read. We'll see what happens

The Yarn Spinner

Deborah Smith

Probably won't read. We'll see what happens

The Apple Pie Knights - Book 4

Deborah Smith

Probably won't read. We'll see what happens

Providence - Book 1

Jamie McGuire

4 Stars - 4 Days to read


I’ve had this book on my kindle for a while now and finally decided to read it. Let me tell you how happy it has made me! This book was surprisingly really good and I found myself eager to read more.


After Nina loses her father she meets a stranger, Jared, and cannot get him out of her head. They keep randomly running into each other everywhere. For Nina it’s random, but Jared knows where Nina is at all times, and has known for a while. This isn't a spoiler, but they end up together. Come on, we all knew the shy girl and the mysterious guy always get together. He is the sweetest thing in the world. It kind of reminded me of Twilight since he is there to protect her, but much better. Jared knows some secrets about Nina’s father that she is determined to find out from him one way or another.


I teared up in this book a few times I think. Some parts from how sweet Jared was to Nina and others from sadness. It was awesome! Read it to find out. If you haven’t realized by now, I definitely recommend this book!

Requiem - Book 2

Jamie McGuire

4 Stars - 5 Days to read


I loved this book. It may have been better than the first one! But not quite! I was hooked on to every written word of this book. It just kept getting more and more exciting!


Nina and Jared are finally together for good but there was just one thing troubling them. Nina has been having these crazy nightmares of her father and Jared’s father together stealing Shax’s book. The nightmare happens whenever Jared is around. Bex, Jared’s little brother, was the one who figured that out. Ryan leaves for the army and Nina believes that it is her fault since he told her he loves her and she couldn't return the favour. Worst of all, when Ryan leaves, Jared’s little sister Claire has to leave as well to protect him. If Ryan dies, so does Claire.


Without ruining too much I will say that you have to read this book to see how the end turns out. You will not be disappointed. On to the third one! I can’t wait!

Eden - Book 3

Jamie McGuire

3 Stars - 9 Days to read


As much as I loved this book and this series, this last book just didn't do it for me.


The whole premise of the book was about Nina and Jared getting married. Nina is obviously pregnant with Jared’s child. That is no spoiler. I think the cover gave that one away. The entire book they are waiting for Nina to give birth. And to be truthfully honest, it wasn't even that exciting. There wasn't really much left in the book for me to comment. Nina’s mother was proud of her. And that’s about it.


I do recommend this book just because I liked the series, but other than that… meh. That’s all.

Unafraid - Book .5

Cat Miller

To Be Read

Unbound - Book 1

Cat Miller

4 Stars - 4 Days to read


This free book was even better than I thought. This is how the trilogy gets you. They start by making the first book free, making you fall in love, then you have to pay for the rest to see how it will all end up. I started reading it and fell in love instantly. I couldn't believe a book this good was hiding under my radar.


This book begins with us learning about Danielle Vaughn. Her mother became mates with a Vampire and they had her as an outcome. Griffin, Danielle’s father, is the equivalent of vampire royalty. To be mated with a human is unheard of and dangerous. His parents were going to murder his family, but his best friend stepped in and faked records showing that Danielle and her mother, Tessa, died hours after childbirth. Danielle is now eighteen years old thinking she is a normal human. When she moves four hours away from home to go to school things start to get strange. It all starts when she attends a nightclub. It turns out the owners of the nightclub are vampires and know what she is even before she does. Many things unwind in this book. It feels as if I read a series but it was only just one book. The love triangle is this story is just crazy!


Even though this is a very long story, I would still recommend it to anyone who is looking for a vampire book. It has the action, the love, the heartbreak, the family and even death. I see myself getting lost in this world as I did for the Vampire Academy books. I can’t wait to read the next one!!

Unforgiven - Book 2

Cat Miller

3 Stars - 7 Days to read


I didn't realize that I had forgotten to write a review for this book. It just didn't leave that well of an impression on me. I found this book to be way too long for my liking. I fell in love with characters in the first book and when it came to this second one; they changed the perspective and made the story from a different point of view which I didn't really enjoy.


This one was from Brandi Vaughn’s point of view. It basically starts off where book one left off but from Brandi’s side of the story. Brandi watches as Dani (Soleil) gets abducted at her and Chase’s bonding ceremony. They try and find her, etc etc. Other things happen, etc etc. It was way too long, etc etc.


I would recommend this book ONLY because it was a continuation to book one which I totally fell in love with. This book ruined it for me. I hope book three will be better and back to Dani’s perspective.

Unmerciful - Book 3

Cat Miller

To Be Released

The Light Tamer - Book 1 

Devyn Dawson


2 Stars - 5 Days to read


This free book is a book I would not recommend to anyone, nor continue with the series. I started reading this and I knew right away I wouldn't like it. I read reviews at one point where I just couldn't take it anymore and saw that I wasn't alone in wanting to put it down. I hate leaving books like that so I forced myself to read.


This book is about a fifteen year old girl named Jesse who moves to her grandmother’s house in New York with her mother. She has been there before and has a friend named Caleb whom she hasn't seen in many years. She never liked him but once she sees him again there is a strong pull that she cannot describe. Apparently she is bound to him and he is her mate. He saved her life which made that bond. They are both light tamers and her entire life she didn't know this until then and there when Caleb told her. He said she is not allowed to go anywhere without a flashlight. I found it strange that she lived her entire life without one and she was fine. Whatever. The whole book is a lovey-dovey story about how much they are in-like with one another.


I don’t know. This book just did not capture me. It was written mostly in dialogue and there were no descriptions of anything around them. I love picturing the story in my head and with this book there was none of that! The elders in this book spoke like the fifteen year old kids which I found odd. There was one character who was Fate and she sounded like a teenager. You would think someone as old as FATE would be a bit more intellectual. Overall, did not like, do not recommend. That’s all.

Cutting For Stone

Abraham Verghese

3 Stars - 12 Days to read


It took me so long to write a review for this book since I felt like there was just so much to say. A coworker of mine lent me this book to read after she was done with it. When I recommend books it is because I cannot go another day without having someone else bask in the joy that I felt from reading it. I have learned that she just recommends books that she reads, and that’s it. I liked this book but I did not LOVE it.


It is basically about a nun, Sister Mary Joseph Praise (They don’t let you forget it since every time she is mentioned, the author writes out her whole name). A tragedy hits her life and she runs away from India to become a nun and on her journey meets Thomas Stone and becomes his surgical liaison. They became the best of friends – and dare I say – lovers? Sister Mary Joseph Praise (lol) ends up being pregnant and no one in the HOSPITAL knew this. Come on! Not only was she pregnant but she was pregnant with TWINS! How can a hospital full of doctors not realize this lady who was probably wearing scrubs could hide a belly filled with two little growing bundles in it? Well, anyway, she has the babies and no one knows who the father is! Shocker! (SPOILER) She dies during birth and the obstetrician Hema decides to raise the twins, Shiva and Marion, with the help of Ghosh – a man who was in love with her and when Hema put the role of Father on him was when their relationship truly began. ShivaMarion grow up and you watch them as they become the men they want to be. They both end up becoming doctors. That is basically it. They find their father and he learns that they are his sons. There is no surprise.


The medicine aspect of this book was well thought out and written so we could understand it.  I was waiting for this big reveal at the end but it never came. I read the book only to find out how it ended, and there was no big ending. I expected more from this too long book and I was not satisfied at the end. A couple of scenes made me tear up which was good, but it's too bad I can't remember which parts those were. I was very distracted when reading it and I wouldn't really recommend this book to anyone. I almost didn't get through it to tell you the truth. I put it down a couple of times with the intention of not returning, but I did. It is up to you if you want to read it. Don’t come complaining to me afterwards if you don’t like it. That’s all.

Once Upon Another Time

Rosay MCQuestion

3 Stars - 4 Days to read


This free book was unlike any other story that I have read. The plot was unique and I found myself captured in the events that unfolded as I got deeper into the story.


It is about a woman named, Aubrey McCory. When she was just twenty-eight years old and pregnant, she lost her husband, Matt, in a tragic accident which she can’t remember all the pieces to what exactly happens. Eight years later she feels that her husband is back from the dead haunting her. She is a very successful lawyer and those sorts of things just don’t happen to real life people, only in the movies. She doesn't believe in that sort of thing but when he manifests right in front of her face at home – and even at work – she has to double think what she truly believes in. She meets Gavin un-expectantly and it was as if she had known him all her life. Aubrey feels like her deceased husband is trying to hook her up with Gavin but she doesn't know why.


Without any spoilers I can leave it at that and say that you can read this book. It was a bit long but I enjoyed it. Not a DEFINITE recommendation but a recommendation nonetheless. It was a sweet story that makes you realize not to take things for granted. I don’t know what I would do if my husband had died when I was a few months pregnant. I really don’t want to think about those things, but people do go through that. How heartbreaking.

A Shimmer of Angels - Book 1

Lisa M. Basso

4 Stars - 1 Day to read


I received a digital ARC of this novel from Netgalley on behalf of Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA).


I loved absolutely everything about this book. There is not one thing that I can complain about other than the fact that I finished it and I have to wait another year for the second book to come out! Boo!


It begins with Rayna going back to school and getting her life back on track after being in and out of a mental institution. She was sent there because she could apparently see wings on people’s backs. The doctor and her family had told her she was hallucinating but she felt like they were real and that was what sentenced her in there in the first place. Getting back to school with her friend Lee was her first step. She knew she wouldn't relapse until she steps into class and it smacked head on with a pair of shiny new wings from the new kid sitting in the front row. She thinks she is losing her mind and doesn’t want to go back to the mental institution – her body can’t afford it. She couldn’t stand all the drugs they pumped her with. When her classmates start to die it is up to her to find out what is going on. With a little help from Cam and Kade you will find out how she does this.


I LOVE IT! I love Kade better than Cam. I always go for the dark guys. This book was a definite page turner and I found myself reading into the wee hours of the morning to figure out what will happen next. I definitely recommend this book to anyone and everyone! I can't wait to read the next one!

A Slither of Hope - Book 2

Lisa M. Basso

To Be Read

A Matter of Time - Book 3

Lisa M. Basso

To Be Read

Entangled - Book 1

Nikki Jefford

4 Stars - 3 Days to read


I received a digital ARC of this novel from Netgalley on behalf of Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA).


Let me start off by saying that I actually really enjoyed this book. As you may know already, I do judge books by their covers (bad Yianna) but I can’t help myself. I was first attrackted to this beautiful cover and had to read it. Normally I get a little upset when the cover is better than the book, but not in this case. The book was awesome and unique.


It begins with Graylee Perez – Gray for short. She has an identical twin named Charlene and even though they are twins, they do not see eye to eye. Oh, did I forget to mention that they are witches. So cool! Anyway, Charlene’s boyfriend breaks up with her and her whole world is turned upside down and vows vengeance on the new girl who has her clutches on him. Gray couldn’t be bothered with those melodramatics and tries to stay in her own little bubble. Until one day, Gray wakes up as Charlene. Each day at the stroke of 3am they switch minds. Sounds confusing but it’s not. They try to deal with it, but it turns out to be harder than anticipated. While they try to figure out how to fix it, both their worlds become a mess and they have to figure out how it happened and why. There is always a love interest in good stories and this one goes by the name of Raj McKenna. Read to find out how they fix the predicament they found themselves in.


I can’t wait to read the next book! Even though it didn’t really end in a cliff hanger, I still want to know what is in store for Gray and Raj. I would definitely recommend this book!

Duplicity - Book 2

Nikki Jefford

4 Stars - 4 Days to read


This book was just as good as the first one. These books keep you on your toes. They are very unpredictable and I was confused the entire time. I wasn’t confused because of the plot, I just seriously couldn’t figure out how the author was going to do with the events that unfurled.


The book begins with Graylee Perez as Stacey. She has continued a life with Raj for almost a year. But on the anniversary of Graylee’s death, she wakes up in France. How you ask? She woke up in Charlene’s body that went away to school in France. Charlene’s soul wanders now while there is one Grey who is in Stacey’s body while the other Grey looks like her normal self, due to the identical twin thing. That is one of the problems. The other problem is Adrian Montez is creating a little mischief in their town and they need to get control back of their powers. Graylee tries to fix things but finds out that Adrian has a little crush on her.  I won’t ruin anything. That is the jist of it. You must read to find out more!


I definitely recommend this book. The first is a definite read and you can’t help for go into the second book. I need the third now to know what will happen to them all! But it is not out yet. I will read it soon enough.

Enchantment - Book 3

Nikki Jefford

3 Stars - 7 Days to read


This book was straight forward enough. I borrowed it from a friend via kindle and I had to force myself to read it because the loan would expire eventually.


Gray Perez is in Spain living her life at a camp for witches who aren’t allowed to use their magic. When her group of friends decide to surprise her with a magic show is when the story begins because the magician is none other than Adrian Montez! She thought by fleeing to Barcelona she could escape her old life but it was smack dab right in her face. Before she knows it, Gray is under a love spell and she is smitten over Adrian. It is REALLY obvious who placed the spell in the first place. I knew how the book would end before it even happened.


I don’t really know what else to say about this book. It was predictable. The end. I am glad the series is over. That’s all.

The Lost Prince - Book 1

Julie Kagawa

3 Stars - 8 Days to read


I received a digital ARC of this novel from Netgalley on behalf of Harlequin (UK) Limited‏.


I really don’t know what to say about this book. I really enjoyed The Iron Fey series but this book was seriously lacking for me. I think because I hyped this book up too much in my mind, that I sort of ruined it for myself.


It begins with Ethan Chase a sixteen year old trying to fit in at a new school. He can still see the Fey and they have been tormenting him, playing tricks on him ever since Meghan Chase – The Iron Queen – saved him from Nevernever when he was younger. He meets a young girl named Kenzie and of course falls in love. What kind of story would it be without a little love twist? He doesn’t want to get close to her since he doesn’t want anything bad happening to her. When these weird, scary new Fey show up and threaten Ethan he can’t turn his back to them after they kidnap one of his classmates. He goes to Meghan for help. He needs to defeat these banished fey once and for all since it seems like they are killing all the fey in the real world.


And that was all that happens. There was ONE shock in the entire book – ONE. I won’t spoil it. I kept reading thinking it was going to get better and something was going to happen but it never did. And then the book ended, and that was it. I couldn’t believe how much of this book was filler. I don’t even know what else to say. OH! There were parts that did not align correctly with the plot of the book. It was like the author went back and changed a scene but forgot to change it in the previous chapter. I want to read the next book to see what will happen and there better not be a third because it will start to just get repetitive. 

The Iron Traitor - Book 2

Julie Kagawa

To Be Read

The Iron Warrior - Book 3

Julie Kagawa

To Be Read

The Choice - Book 1

Lorhainne Eckhart

3 Stars - 20 Days to read


I can’t believe I am finally done this book. I am a fast reader but this book took the life out of me. I don’t remember ever reading a book this long before. It was a good book that didn’t seem like it had much filler, but it could have been shorter – WAY shorter.


It begins off with Dan and Marcie. He is sending her away with his backpack and it is her job to get it to the right person since the bag contains marijuana. Marcie loves Dan and will do anything for him, even if it meant trafficking drugs. When she gets to her destination, she gets attacked, hit on the head and loses her memory. This is where Sam comes in. He is a cop on a break and when he sees Marcie he cannot ignore what happens to her. IT turns out that they were more intertwined than they knew. Marcie tries so hard to get her memory back and when she does, it turns into a huge investigation to catch Dan in the act of trading marijuana. Dan’s boss, Lance Silver has been on Sam’s hit list for many years as he tried to capture him in the act with no luck. Lance Silver planted weed in Sam’s locker and that was why he was on the break from being a cop in the first place.


It sounds a bit confusing but I assure you, it’s not. The entire book they are trying to catch Lance Silver or Dan in the act of smuggling drugs. That is basically it. And Marcie is some type of spiritual witch that has a angel helping her through her journey of figuring out good and evil. It is a good book, don’t get me wrong, but I like fast paced books and this book was nowhere near fast paced. I got the bundle on kindle but I don’t think I will read the second book. Maybe one day I will come back to it, but for now, I can only handle just this one. On to something more fast-paced. Ta!

Rapunzel Untangled

Cindy C. Bennett

3 Stars - 4 Days to read


I received a digital ARC of this novel from Netgalley on behalf of Cedar Fort, Inc.


I was really intrigued when I first started reading this book. I remember reading Rapunzel a long time ago but completely forgot what happened so I decided to give this a try to freshen up my memory. I knew it would be a modernized version, but the result would still be the same.


It begins with Rapunzel stuck in her tower searching on Facebook for a friend. Her mother, Gothel, has kept her in her tower and secluded from the world telling her that if she goes outside she will get sick and die. She was also told to never cut her hair since if she does it will be the end of the world as she knows it. One day while she was doing her homework, since she is home schooled, she went on the wonderful world of Facebook and decides to creep someone who she thought would be in her class if she went to a real school. So she finds a boy named Fane and starts an online relationship with him. It’s not until her mother mysteriously goes away for the week and Fane drops by. I think that’s a bit awkward to invite a stranger into your house that you met over Facebook. Of course they fall in love and some weird stuff happens in the ending which I don’t really want to ruin but there’s not much to it. The only role her hair plays part is when Fane climbs up the vines on the wall and they start to pull away from the wall and she saves his life. Other than that… there was nothing. Except the fact she had to brush it every night before she went to bed and it was fifteen feet long.


I enjoyed reading this book, not sure what would happen next. It was a page turner but I found it hard getting back into the book once I put it down. They don’t explain a lot of things like where Gothel went when she left and the whole story of the wizard betraying her. The ending which is supposed to be the best part was cut short and confusing. It seemed to be written in a rush. I was a bit turned off by it. I don’t really recommend this book. Sorry. If you want to read Rapunzel, read the real story.

The Only True Genius in the Family

Jennie Nash

3 Stars - 3 Days to read


I received this book as a loan from one of my coworkers. She is an older woman and thought that I would like it. But, I just couldn’t relate to the book, at all. It was well written and I enjoyed reading it, but there was no connection.


It begins with the passing of Claire’s father. He was a very well-known photographer. Claire thought that she could get into photography as well so she tried when she was younger and failed, but picked it up later in life and became a food photographer for cook books and the such. Her only daughter, Bailey, is a pa inter. She has been and always will be a painter. She is the best at what she does and Claire knows it. You could live through Bailey’s paintings. Bailey and Claire’s father had a bond that two artists shared. Claire lived her life with divorced parents and a feeling of separation with her father. After he passed she needed some closure. She gets herself into trouble with her daughter but it works out well in the end.


I don’t really know what else to say about this book.  Like I said before, I couldn’t connect with the loss of a parent since that never happened to me and I couldn’t connect with the mother daughter bond since I don’t have any kids. Overall it was well written and I would recommend for the older generation who have gone through those scenarios.

Little Earthquakes

Jennifer Weiner

3 Stars - 12 Days to read


So I finally finished the book. This was another book that my coworker lent me. She obviously doesn’t know my love for fantasy and made me read this one. It was a good book but not my genre or even my set of mind right now.


This book was basically about four women who have given birth and the different scenarios they find themselves in. Becky with her crazy mother-in-law, Kelly with her husband who gets laid off and she has to go back to work as soon as the baby is born, Ayinde whose athlete husband gets another woman pregnant, and Lia, an ex-Hollywood star who ran away from her life after losing her baby.


It was written really well and I teared up at some points but it took me a while to read it since I didn’t really want to read it. Maybe if I was pregnant or married I could relate more to this book, but I’m not – so I didn’t. I would recommend to anyone who is, though. Maybe you will like it more than I did. It did make me tear up, which obviously means something.