Eternal Darkness Oblivion (Eternal Darkness #2) by J.F. Johns

Book Review #128

Title: Eternal Darkness Oblivion

Author: J.F. Johns

Publisher: Createspace

Genres: YA, Fantasy

Format: Paperback

Publication Date: March 1, 2017

Pages: 356




The world is divided between humans and cyborgs.

Scarlet Lock is neither.

She is a soldier created to kill on command, and is now in the hands of Lucian White, leader of the Revolutionaries.

Lucian and Scarlet share a past and now a future. They need to find the other X-Prototypes before the battle against the government begins.

Eric Thorn will stop at nothing to get Scarlet back while Andrew Silverstone needs to find Eric to save his sister. 

It’s a race against time.

They must hurry or else, fall into eternal oblivion. 

I’m excited to be back into this world where cyborgs and humans both inhabit the world and lives in the opposite definition of peace – where they constantly have unpleasant feelings to one another including fights, injustices that’ll inevitably lead to war. This is extremely rare for me but for this story, I am really rooting for the cyborg’s side. Humans, we are better than this!!!

Scarlet, let me just say this in advance. You cannot outrun your feelings because no matter how hard you try to fight it off, I think that it’ll just grow stronger which in the end is pretty much pointless. Eric, dude, be a man and fight for her because your girl isn’t really seeing sense. Yes, I know and I am aware that I’m talking to fictional characters but isn’t that we all do, anyway?! 

Lucian White and all his stupid theories and plans. I hope someone slits his throat or worse so that he’ll never see the light of the day anymore. 

I was sort of expecting there’ll be fatalities but I didn’t expect it to be that much!!!! Wow, J.F. Johns – you sure are cruel!

You know what I really want to see in the next book? All the X-Prototypes combine as a one whole unit to fight off the bad guys. That, I can truly say is an epic and badass sight to see. 

I really cannot wait to read what the author can offer me with the next book in the series and I really look forward to it. 

No Ordinary Star (No Ordinary Star #1) by M.C. Frank

Book Review #127

Title: No Ordinary Star

Author: M.C. Frank

Publisher: Createspace

Genres: YA, Scifi, Fantasy, Dystopia

Format: e-book

Publication Date: November 25, 2015

Pages: 150 pages



A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do. 

A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive. 

A library waits for them both, a library built over a span of a hundred years, forgotten in the basement of an ice shack. 

The world hasn’t known hunger or sickness in hundreds of years. It has also forgotten love and beauty. 

The year is 2525. 

Inspired by the short stories of Ray Bradbury, this futuristic novel is set in a world where Christmas -among other things- is obsolete and a Clock is what keeps the fragile balance of peace. 
Written in three installments, this is the breathtaking and sensual story of how two unlikely people change the world, and each other, one book at a time. 

Immerse yourself into the icy cold world of this scorching hot new novel. 

I am blown away by the author’s writing, her usage of vocabularies, the way she construct a sentence that turns into paragraphs and so forth. Its just so beautiful and so amazing to read. The ‘writer in me’ wishes that I could write as good as her. 

Now, lets venture towards the story. The beginning was very intriguing and it made me crave to read and know more about this world, the year 2524 to be exact. I find it a cold, colourless and very dull world. People can’t have their opinion and they all don’t know what a family is nor would they even feel what its like and that is very sad to know. To be honest, I find the story in the beginning to be confusing. I have so many unanswered questions to ask but alas, as I continue reading, the pieces of the puzzle fits whole. 

I wish to get to know more about the two main characters – Felix and Astra because the book is too short to actually evaluate their true selves. Hopefully, in the next book I’ll be able to know more about them to actually make sense of who they are and why they are the way they are. Felix probably wasn’t that interesting at all since he was controlled and made to act in a civilised and more of a robotic than a human like manner. 

To drift away a little, I am so in love with the covers of this series. They are so worthy to stare at all day long. 

This book was such a short, intriguing and very interesting read. I look forward to what the author has to offer for the second book in the series and then all her other works she can offer to us readers. 

Paper Cranes (A Twisted Fairytale #1) by Jordan Ford

Book Review #126

Title: Paper Cranes

Author: Jordan Ford

Publisher: Jordan Ford Books

Genres: YA, Romance, Fantasy

Format: e-ARC

Publication Date: June 23, 2017


Tristan Parker is lost.

After living through his parent’s bitter divorce, Tristan surprises everyone when he decides to uproot his life and move across the country with his dad. Disenchanted, Tristan deals with his pain by shutting out the world… until one day, when trying to retrieve a lost baseball, he climbs a tower and meets a girl. 

Helena Thompson is like no one Tristan has ever encountered. She’s quirky, weird, and lives in an imaginary world—her only way of coping with the bizarre life her paranoid mother forces her to lead. Drawn by Helena’s magical view on life, Tristan finds himself returning often to the unique girl with the long golden hair. But spending time with her is not an easy task, especially because their relationship must be kept a secret. 

When Helena’s mother discovers the truth, can Tristan find the strength to fight for the girl who has awakened his heart? Or will the paranoid woman who keeps her daughter under lock and key stop their dreams from coming true? 

I find this book eerily weird. Its too much of a dreamlike fantasy more than anything. The two main characters have so much to deal with and I feel like they’re throwing away their youth for something that they know deep down could only be temporary because who knows what could hold the future? 

Helena keeps saying that her favourite fairytale is Rapunzel but couldn’t she see that its a cruel reality – karma(?) that she’s exactly living like her favourite princess. 

To me, it’ll make more sense if Helena dies at the end. I find it more appropriate and fitting to the plot because sometimes happy endings are so overrated. Sometimes we just need a heartbreaking ending instead of happily ever afters but it wouldn’t be a fairytale after all because they’ll always begin with “Once upon a time” and always end with “They lived happily ever after”. 

I’m slightly disappointed of myself for not truly gasping the story. Of course, its a great story but sometimes reading a book at a certain wrong time, can make me lose interest about the whole story altogether and I think that that was the case with me. 

The Foxe & The Hound by R.S. Grey | Release Day Blitz & Review

Title: The Foxe & The Hound

Author: R.S. Grey

Publisher: R.S. Grey

Genres: NA, Contemporary Romance, Comedy

Format: e-ARC

Publication Date: June 1, 2017

Pages: 385 

When your life is a hot mess at twenty, it’s cute. At twenty-seven…well, not so much.

It’s just that my lofty dreams—making it as a real estate agent, paying rent on time, showering daily—have stayed just that: dreams. Oh, and love? I’ve decided love might be a little ambitious for me at the moment. Instead, I’ve settled for the two guys who will never leave me: Ben & Jerry.

That is, until Dr. Adam Foxe takes up residence as the town’s new vet.

With his strong jaw, easy confidence, and form-fitting scrubs, it’s not long before every housewife in Hamilton is dragging neglected tomcats in for weekly checkups.

Like everyone else, I’m intrigued. Even after I spoil my chance at a good first impression, he still offers me a proposition I can’t refuse: play his girlfriend at a family function and he’ll hire me as his real estate agent. Welcome to love in the 21st century.

It’s too bad I underestimated Adam’s irresistible charm and the undeniable attraction that burns between us. The day he pins me to the wall and silences me with a kiss, the line between reality and ruse begins to blur. Every teasing touch brings me to my knees. Every kiss promises more.

It looks like my hot mess of a life is about to get a little hotter.

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R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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I liked this book. I really do from the plotline, the characters and the build up of the story. I feel like it’s the most perfect and fun read whether it be the summer or any other season. The Foxe & The Hound is the kind of book you’d curl up to with your favourite cup of tea by your side when it’s raining outside. 

Adam is so charming in his own way and he’s not really the typical type and I like that about him. He’s not too brooding, not too snobbish but just perfect. I am so sorry for Madeleine sometimes. She just seem to have really bad luck. Her job is barely paying her when there is no commission, her car is a junk of pile and even her dog is all over the place. In the end, she gets lucky both with her relationship and her job. All went well for her. But its all so amusing and hilarious to read and I enjoyed every moment of of the book. 

I like the fact that Daisy and Lucas makes a lot of appearances in this book and I’m so happy that they’re still happy together. 

This book is a light and heartwarming read and I’d definitely recommend other readers who are into romcoms. 

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The Royal Treatment by M.J. Summers (Crown Jewels Romance #1)

Publication date: May 23rd 2017

Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance

Enough laughs to satisfy fans of Bridget Jones. Enough sparkly shoes and breathtaking ball gowns for fans of Cinderella…

Twenty-eight-year-old Tessa Sharpe, a.k.a. The Royal Watchdog, hates everything about Prince Arthur. As far as she’s concerned, he’s an arrogant, lazy leech on the kingdom of Avonia. When he shocks the nation by giving her the keys to the castle in an attempt to boost his family’s dismal public approval ratings, Tessa has no choice but to accept and move in for two months. It’s lust at first sight, but there’s no way she can give in to her feelings—not if she wants to have a career or a shred of pride left when her time at the palace ends.

Ultra-private, ultra-hot Crown Prince Arthur has always gotten by on his charm. But that won’t be enough now that the Royal Family is about to be ousted from power once and for all. When Prince Arthur has to rely on the one woman in the kingdom who hates him most, he must learn that earning the love of a nation means first risking his heart…

Can two natural enemies find their forever in each other’s arms, or will they ruin each other to save themselves?

[PLEASE NOTE: The Crown Jewels Series is not a typical MJ Summers book. It’s a light romantic comedy, very heavy on the laughs with a low steam level (but lots of delicious sexual tension and some swearing).]

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Prince Arthur:

When we reach the vault room, there are two guards standing at the door. Normally there is just one, sitting on the inside; but for nights like tonight, there are a total of six. I nod, and one of them opens the door.

“Good evening, fellows,” I say.

“Good evening, Your Highness.”

Once inside the room, we go through the same routine with the other four men. I go to the keypad and press the code, then hold my face in front of the camera for a retina scan. When I look down at Tessa, she actually looks impressed.

“A little Bond-esque, no?” I ask.

“Very.”

“Come on, Moneypenny, let’s get you something for that beautiful neck of yours.” I tug her hand and pull her in with me before she can say no.

She’s already shaking her head, but I hold up one finger. “I can see those Sharpe family brains of yours going to work on ten different reasons why you won’t borrow a necklace, but I have already prepared counterarguments, and since we are now twelve minutes behind schedule, please allow me. One, they’re already paid for, some of them hundreds of years ago, so it’s not coming out of anyone’s taxes. Two, like the books in the library, they’re going to waste in here. Three, for the first time in my life, I want to share something with someone else—someone who deserves to feel like a queen, even if she’ll only allow herself that for one measly little evening. Four, I have this fantasy of seeing you in only the jewels. Maybe the heels could stay.”

Tessa laughs and her cheeks go pink. “All right. One necklace, but make it a cheap one.”

I raise one eyebrow. “Define cheap.”

“Less than a kitchen stool.”

“How about less than a car?”

“Sofa.”

“I said ‘queen.’ Would a queen really wear a sofa around her neck?” I reach up and run my fingertips along the base of her neck.

“Would she wear a car?”

“Good point.” I lean down and kiss the crook of her neck. “How about this? You choose whichever one you like the best, and I won’t tell you how much it’s worth.”

I continue to brush my lips along her skin, then move up to her earlobe. The other night, I discovered a little spot at the base of her ear that turns her to putty. After a moment of some careful work, I get what I want. A breathy, little ‘okay’ escapes her lips.

MJ Summers made a name for herself with her debut novel, Break in Two, a contemporary romance that cracked the Top 10 Paid on Amazon in the UK, as well as Canada (and the top 50 Paid in the USA). Her highly acclaimed Full Hearts Series was picked up by both Piatkus Entice (a division of Hachette UK) and HarperCollins Canada. Her first two books have been translated into Czech and Slovak by EuroMedia, with more translations underway.

MJ Summers currently resides in Edmonton, Canada, with her husband, three young children, and their goofy dog. When she’s not writing romance novels, she loves reading (obviously), snuggling up on the couch with her family for movie night (which would not be complete without lots of popcorn and milkshakes), and long walks in the woods near her house. MJ also spends a lot more time thinking about doing yoga than actually doing yoga, which is why most of her photos are taken ‘from above’. She also loves shutting down restaurants with her girlfriends. Well, not literally shutting them down, like calling the health inspector or something. More like just staying until they turn the lights off…

MJ is a member of the Romance Writers of America, as well as the International Women’s Writing Guild.

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Dominion (The Enertia Trials #4) by J. Kowallis

Book Review #124

Title: Dominion 

Author: J. Kowallis

Publication: Gatekeeper Press

Genre: Dystopia, Suspense 

Format: e-ARC

Release Date: May 19, 2017

Pages: 468 pages



WE ARE THE FIRST

WE ARE THE END

“I didn’t want to wake up. Sometimes I almost wished I hadn’t.”

With Reggie’s death, Nate and the others are forced to continue on in their attempt to defeat Roman with the help of The Rising—a rebellion movement thriving in the bowels of Public Two. 
New faces and mysterious secrets—hidden technology, lies, and darkness—from within The Rising shake the balance of their trust. 

When an unimaginable encounter infiltrates the rebellion, true identities are revealed and loyalties torn apart. In the end, there’s only one target that matters: Roman—and they’ll do anything to stop him from claiming dominion. 

Dominion is hands down the best book of the year for me, no doubt! I would give it a million stars, a standing ovation and a thousand round of applause to the author if I could. 

I love everything about this book! Absolutely everything from the suspense, the excitement and especially their sneaky schemings and secret plannings. It just makes me at the edge of my seat, reading the story from paragraph to another, seeing how it evolves. 

My favourite OTP is definitely Reggie and Nate! They’re so precious and I just feel like protecting them from any harm that comes over their way. Especially because death likes to catch onto them. I know that they’re going to have a bright future ahead of them especially with their bundle of joy and ahhhh I just can’t be more happy for them. I actually feel kind of scared for whoever has to come across Reggie’s wrath because isn’t she just badass? She totally is. She’s like the walking definition of the word. 

Ransley. I did kind of doubt that she was actually going to turn her allegiance but come on, you know better than to hear what Ramos says. But I’m glad that it was all for a show. Roydon is like the most fun and amusing character. He always make me laugh with his antics. 

Stupid Ramos! At last, you get what you deserve.

I am just so happy with the ending – about how everything turns out and falls perfectly in place. It just honestly feels like the most beautiful and important ending there is. I’m so relieved and so happy about the outcome. I’d like to thank the author, for not killing the four main characters because they have all suffered so much already. And also thank you for writing such a great book, amazing series. It is my utmost pleasure to read it. So, thank you very much!
I look forward to the author’s next work and I know I will as long as she continues to publish books. You are an inspiration to me and hopefully to everyone who reads your story too. 

A Court Of Wings And Ruin (A Court Of Thorns And Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review #123

Title: A Court Of Wings And Ruin

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publication: Bloomsbury Publishing 

Genre: Fantasy

Format: Paperback

Released Date: May 2, 2017

Pages: 699 pages



Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places. 

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all. 

Wow! Okay, let’s do this. 

A lot of people say that the story was rushed and I don’t think so. Everything builds up slowly, like brick by brick and I feel that everything falls perfectly in their rightfully places. It felt like everything was happening in a very calming pace. 

Rhysand is as charming, swoon-worthy and gorgeous as ever especially when he unleashes his exponential powers as the one and only High Lord Of The Night Court. Feyre continues to pave her own path and I can’t be more supportive of that. He truly makes and shows who’s boss. 

I really like how Sarah make the characters’s development happening, some very noticeable and some barely. We get to see more of Elain and Nesta and I really like how much they’ve evolved to maintaining strong in their own ways. I feel like they both switched roles from the first half and the later half – where one becomes depressed and the other actually try to be a bit social. 

I have to say that this book didn’t bring me that much feels into it. I kind of already expected what was going to happen on Page 666. Deep down, I just have a feeling and my gut is telling me that someone will die. I don’t know who but someone will. I’m sure of it. But not only Sarah surprises us with almost two near deaths and an actual death but everyone lives. I guess I have to admit that I was glad. A bit disappointing but glad. 

I really look forward to what Sarah has to offer for the next book in this beautiful world. Unfortunately, it’ll take us a year to find out. Nonetheless, I’m still excited for it.