Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Review @alexbracken - Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken (The Darkest Minds #2)





Never Fade
The Darkest Minds #2
by Alexandra Bracken

Goodreads blurb:  Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster.

When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children—and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts—has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her.

As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam—and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart—she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?


About the Author:  Alexandra Bracken was born and raised in Arizona. The daughter of a Star Wars collector, she grew up going to an endless string of Star Wars conventions and toy fairs, which helped spark her imagination and a deep love of reading. After graduating high school, she attended The College of William & Mary in Virginia, where she double majored in English and History. She sold her first book, Brightly Woven, as a senior in college, and later moved to New York City to work in children's book publishing, first as an editorial assistant, then in marketing. After six years, she took the plunge and decided to write full time. She now lives in Arizona with her tiny pup, Tennyson, in a house that's constantly overflowing with books. 

Alex is a #1 New York Times bestselling and USA TODAY bestselling author. Her work is available across the world in over 15 languages. 


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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  I bought the whole series in paperback, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book! 

The new cover is much better in my opinion.  It grabs my attention better.

This is the 2nd book in the series, and it is a YA Dystopia.  The kids are not treated well in this series…think Hunger Games and Maze Runner series.  I also highly recommend reading the series in order to know the characters and world more intensely.

This series is a very compelling and page turning read.  I get pulled in to it and must know what happens.  I definitely cry while reading this series as both a parent and a teacher because it breaks my heart.  I love Ruby’s fierce desire to protect everyone, and how hard she works to not take others control away unless she feels it is the only way to protect those she loves.  She makes some new friends in Vida, Jude, and Nico.  Of course there are some rough times with some not very nice people, but she did find a few angels who helped along the way.  She is torn between her old friends and her new friends.  This is action packed, and I enjoyed reading this book.  I can’t wait to see what happens next, but I want them all to be safe.

I highly recommend to any fans of Hunger Games and Maze Runner or Lord of the Flies because that’s what this series feels like….you never know what will happen next!

Interested in reading???
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See my review of The Darkest Minds (Book 1)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Review @ZoeChantebooks - The Dragon Marshal's Treasure by Zoe Chant





The Dragon Marshal's Treasure
by Zoe Chant

Goodreads blurb:  He was supposed to seize her assets. Instead, she's stolen his heart…

Curvy, practical Jillian has spent her life trying to distance herself from her father. But now he's disappeared, leaving her saddled with his stolen millions, the world's most terrifying nutcracker collection, and a US Marshal knocking on her door. A US Marshal with a strange courtly manner and deep green eyes that make Jillian wish he'd strip away more than just her unwanted inheritance…

As a dragon shifter from a reclusive, traditional clan, US Marshal Theo St. Vincent is baffled by many things in the outside world. Vending machines. Fairy tales where knights aren't vicious monsters. Not ravishing your one true mate the instant you lay eyes on her...

Theo's old-fashioned charm and rock-hard body soon have Jillian fully complying with his investigation. But the US Marshals aren't the only ones interested in her father's ill-gotten gains. With Jillian in danger, Theo has to protect his mate…even if it means breaking all the rules.  


About the Author:  Zoe Chant loves writing paranormal romance. Over a cup of tea (or something stronger) she whips up sexy tales of hunky heroes and adventurous heroines to tantalize and satisfy her readers. Sizzling hot romance, no cliffhangers!

Every 100th person to join Zoe's mailing list gets a free book! Could it be you?
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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I received a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!  I buy all of Zoe Chant’s books because I love her HEAs and her style of writing!  I do own this book!

The cover is wow!  I liked it!

I don’t think this is a series, so currently this book is on its own.  It is for adults only due to the steamy content.

This was another exciting adventure.  Jillian has made her own way in the world away from her dad.  She only comes back to help her step mom when her dad gets in trouble and disappears.  They had no idea what he was doing to people or where he is.  They are trying to help law enforcement wherever they can including the scary nutcrackers.  Jillian and Theo only have eyes for each other, but he needs to tell her about himself.  Trouble ensues, and they have to back each other up.  Lots of twists and turns in this book.  It was a great read that I couldn’t put down!

I highly recommend to any shifter fan who loves HEAs with drama and action!  I can’t wait to see what Zoe comes up with next!

Interested in reading???

See my review of Mated to the Ocean Dragon
See my review of Solider Snow Leopard
See my review of Bear Guard
See my review of Fighter Bear
See my review of Bear in a Bookshop
See my review of Tropical Dragon Diver
See my review of Mated to the Earth Dragon
See my review of Lion’s Lynx
See my review of Fated for the Dragon
See my review of Wedding Bear
See my review of Hunter Bear
See my review of Bear Cop
See my review of Tropical Lynx's Lover
See my review of Pet Rescue Panther
See my review of Leader Lion
See my review of A Pinerock Bear Christmas
See my review of Hired Bear
See my review of Mountain Guardian Bear
See my review of Alpha Rancher Bear
See my review of Snow Leopard’s Lady
See my review of Firefighter Unicorn
See my review of Bad Boy Biker Bear
See my review of Mountain Rescue Lion
See my review of Bearista
See my review of The Snow Leopard’s Pack
See my review of Her Jaguar’s Temptation
See my review of Mated to the Storm Dragon
See my review of Tropical Bartender Bear
See my review of The Master Shark’s Mate
See my review of Sheriff Bear
See my review of Lion's Betrayal
See my review of A Mate for the Dragon
See my review of The Snow Leopard’s Heart
See my review of The Snow Leopard’s Home
See my review of Firefighter Sea Dragon
See my review of Ranger Griffin
See my review of Royal Guard Lion
See my review of Royal Guard Tiger
See my review of The Griffin’s Mate
See my review of Tropical Tiger Spy
See my review of Tropical Wounded Wolf
See my review of Lion’s Hunt
See my review of Lion’s Mate
See my review of Lawman Lion
See my review of Guardian Lion
See my review of Rancher Lion
See my review of Second Chance Lion
See my review of Panther’s Promise
See my review of Bodyguard Bear
See my review of Defender Dragon
See my review of Protector Panther
See my review of Warrior Wolf
See my review of Private Eye Bear’s Mate
See my review of The Snow Leopard’s Mate
See my review of The Snow Leopard’s Baby
See my review of Firefighter Dragon
See my review of Firefighter Pegasus
See my review of Firefighter Griffin
See my review of The Christmas Dragon's Mate






Monday, May 21, 2018

Review @alexbracken - The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (The Darkest Minds #1)





The Darkest Minds
The Darkest Minds #1
by Alexandra Bracken

Goodreads blurb:  When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who have escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at having a life worth living.


About the Author:  Alexandra Bracken was born and raised in Arizona. The daughter of a Star Wars collector, she grew up going to an endless string of Star Wars conventions and toy fairs, which helped spark her imagination and a deep love of reading. After graduating high school, she attended The College of William & Mary in Virginia, where she double majored in English and History. She sold her first book, Brightly Woven, as a senior in college, and later moved to New York City to work in children's book publishing, first as an editorial assistant, then in marketing. After six years, she took the plunge and decided to write full time. She now lives in Arizona with her tiny pup, Tennyson, in a house that's constantly overflowing with books. 

Alex is a #1 New York Times bestselling and USA TODAY bestselling author. Her work is available across the world in over 15 languages. 


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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  I bought both paperback and ebook copies of this book (though not on purpose), but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book! 

The new cover is what spurred me to read this book because I may have another copy of the paperback with the old cover though I’m not sure yet, but it looks suspiciously familiar. 

Wow, this book definitely has some messed up stuff in it!  As both a teacher and a parent, I pray that no one would ever do this to children.  In most dystopic societies, we get to see the worst in humanity.  I love books where we evolve and in this case they get powers.  Ruby is amazing and very perceptive when it comes to living through this.  I was thrown for loops on many occasions right along with Ruby. Liam, Chubs, and Suzume.  I loved following them along on their adventure and seeing their fighting spirit while at the same time retaining their humanity.  The story is told in an amazing way that pulls you in and doesn’t let go!  When it is over, you want more!  I can’t wait to read the next book!

I highly recommend to any fans of YA dystopic fiction!  I think if you love Maze Runner and Hunger Games, then this is another series for you!

Interested in reading???
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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Review @ZoeChantebooks - Mated to the Ocean Dragon by Zoe Chant (Elemental Mates #3)




Mated to the Ocean Dragon
Elemental Mates #3
by Zoe Chant

Goodreads blurb:  She creates imaginary dragons.
Until a real dragon sweeps her off her feet…


There's war looming in the dragon world.

As the last of the three elemental dragons to find his mate, ocean dragon Timothy is racing a clock, trying to find his mate before the enemy dragons find her first, and destroy the world—along with his chance at happiness.

Curvy Liana is a thirty-year-old geek, spending her days working on a children's computer game about dragons, and her nights dreaming of adventures that are real instead of scripted. And then a man with eyes like the sea crashes into her average life, sweeps her away in a tide of desire, and tells her that the fate of the world rests in her hands...

The fire dragons are ready to wreck the world’s fragile balance of humans and shifters—and all that’s standing in their way is the love of a charismatic billionaire shifter and his geeky mate.


Combining romance, action, and magical dragon shifters, Mated to the Ocean Dragon will delight fans of TS Joyce, Terry Bolryder, and Harmony Raines. No cliffhangers! If you love intense, powerful dragons who want to protect the world, pick up this steamy, interracial paranormal romance today!  


About the Author:  Zoe Chant loves writing paranormal romance. Over a cup of tea (or something stronger) she whips up sexy tales of hunky heroes and adventurous heroines to tantalize and satisfy her readers. Sizzling hot romance, no cliffhangers!

Every 100th person to join Zoe's mailing list gets a free book! Could it be you?
To get on her mailing list, please follow this link: 
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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I received a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!  I buy all of Zoe Chant’s books because I love her HEAs and her style of writing!  I do own this whole series!

The cover fits in with the rest of the series! It is a matched set!

This is the 3rd story in this series, and it is for adults only due to the violence and steamy content. 

This book made me chuckle at pairing Timothy and Liana together, but you will have to read the story to see why.  Of course there is tons of action because the fire dragons are causing trouble again.  But there is an unexpected and welcome twist that I loved at the end.  You know I won’t spoil it, so you have to read to see.  I like Liana a lot and the fact that she is a programmer rules!  I can’t wait to see what Zoe cooks up next in this series!  Things are definitely heating up!

I highly recommend to all dragon shifter fans who love protective dragons, adventure, and romance!


Interested in reading???

See my review of Solider Snow Leopard
See my review of Bear Guard
See my review of Fighter Bear
See my review of Bear in a Bookshop
See my review of Tropical Dragon Diver
See my review of Mated to the Earth Dragon
See my review of Lion’s Lynx
See my review of Fated for the Dragon
See my review of Wedding Bear
See my review of Hunter Bear
See my review of Bear Cop
See my review of Tropical Lynx's Lover
See my review of Pet Rescue Panther
See my review of Leader Lion
See my review of A Pinerock Bear Christmas
See my review of Hired Bear
See my review of Mountain Guardian Bear
See my review of Alpha Rancher Bear
See my review of Snow Leopard’s Lady
See my review of Firefighter Unicorn
See my review of Bad Boy Biker Bear
See my review of Mountain Rescue Lion
See my review of Bearista
See my review of The Snow Leopard’s Pack
See my review of Her Jaguar’s Temptation
See my review of Mated to the Storm Dragon
See my review of Tropical Bartender Bear
See my review of The Master Shark’s Mate
See my review of Sheriff Bear
See my review of Lion's Betrayal
See my review of A Mate for the Dragon
See my review of The Snow Leopard’s Heart
See my review of The Snow Leopard’s Home
See my review of Firefighter Sea Dragon
See my review of Ranger Griffin
See my review of Royal Guard Lion
See my review of Royal Guard Tiger
See my review of The Griffin’s Mate
See my review of Tropical Tiger Spy
See my review of Tropical Wounded Wolf
See my review of Lion’s Hunt
See my review of Lion’s Mate
See my review of Lawman Lion
See my review of Guardian Lion
See my review of Rancher Lion
See my review of Second Chance Lion
See my review of Panther’s Promise
See my review of Bodyguard Bear
See my review of Defender Dragon
See my review of Protector Panther
See my review of Warrior Wolf
See my review of Private Eye Bear’s Mate
See my review of The Snow Leopard’s Mate
See my review of The Snow Leopard’s Baby
See my review of Firefighter Dragon
See my review of Firefighter Pegasus
See my review of Firefighter Griffin
See my review of The Christmas Dragon's Mate