• Adult,  Fantasy,  Fiction,  Historical,  Reviews,  Romance

    The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – A beautiful story with a cliché ending

    🌸 Title: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue🌸Author: V.E. Schwab🌸Published: October 6th, 2020🌸Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance🌸Preview: A beautifully woven tale about a girl who wishes to not be tied down—and the price she’ll pay for it.🌸A no major spoilers review. “If a person cannot leave a mark, do they exist?” V.E. Schwab, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue I originally planned to read this book over my undying love for the movie The Age of Adeline. If I’m being completely honest, I thought it would be a complete rip-off of it. It seemed too coincidental: the name, the fact that Addie can live forever, etc. But there were major differences…

  • Fantasy,  Fiction,  Reviews,  Romance,  Young Adult

    Kingdom of Ash – I have no words to describe my feelings

    🌸 Title: Kingdom of Ash🌸Author: Sarah J. Maas🌸Published: October 23rd, 2018🌸Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance🌸Preview: Aelin is locked within a box and must find the courage to stay strong as her friends and allies figure out how to free her.🌸A no major spoilers review. Originally, I was going to write about all of the Throne of Glass books. Realistically, however, it’s been so long since I’ve read them that I cannot give an honest review from the heart—but that’s okay. I have an overall review here based on Kingdom of Ash that should tie up my feelings into a nice bow. Aelin Galathynius gave herself up to Maeve for her…

  • Adult,  Fantasy,  Fiction,  Paranormal,  Reviews,  Romance

    The Others – An amazing paranormal series that breaks the norm

    🌸 Title: The Others series (Books 1-5)🌸Author: Anne Bishop🌸Published: March 4th, 2014🌸Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Fiction🌸Preview: A girl cuts herself to see visions and decides to hide with other paranormal creatures so she isn’t bled dry.🌸A no major spoilers review. Book 1 Synopsis: Meg Corbyn is a blood prophet who can see the future when her skin is cut, making it dangerous. She escapes her Controller and finds herself at the Lakeside Courtyard, a business district that the Others, paranormal creatures, reside. Meg decides to hide among them, but is she truly safe? I decided to write an overall review of The Others series—particularly Meg and Simon’s arc. There…

  • Book Rants,  Fantasy,  Fiction,  Mystery,  Paranormal,  Reviews,  Young Adult

    Harley Merlin – A Harry Potter knockoff that is a big disappointment

    🌸 Title: Harley Merlin🌸Author: Bella Forrest🌸Published: August 27th, 2018🌸Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal🌸Preview: A Harry Potter lookalike with glaringly obvious Harry Potter tropes that don’t work.🌸A no major spoilers review. Harley Merlin can sense people’s emotions and works at a casino in order to make use of these powers. A monster arrives after working at the casino and she meets Wade Crowley, a warlock. Harley decides to involve herself in the world of magic when attempts on her life come to fruition and Wade’s convincing pitches work. Can she find whoever is after her? Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven attempts to market itself as a Harry Potter lookalike,…

  • Adult,  Book Rants,  Fantasy,  Fiction,  Paranormal,  Reviews,  Romance

    A Discovery of Witches – Where there are no fights, only…meetings

    🌸 Title: A Discovery of Witches🌸Author: Deborah Harkness🌸Published: February 2011🌸Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Adult, Paranormal🌸Preview: In a world of vampires, witches, demons, and other creatures of the night, everyone wants a book and has a bunch of meetings over how to get the girl to get said book without a single meaningful fight.🌸A no major spoilers review. A Discovery of Witches introduces young scholar Diana Bishop, who happens to be a witch and refuses to use her powers. Diana happens to call on a book that everyone in the supernatural world has been looking for—but why is she the only one able to summon this book? I had a lot…

  • Book Rants,  Fantasy,  Fiction,  Paranormal,  Reviews,  Romance,  Young Adult

    The Darkest Powers series – Had potential to be great, fell short

    🌸 Title: The Darkest Powers series🌸Author: Kelley Armstrong🌸Published: Final book published April 6th, 2010🌸Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Fiction🌸Preview: A series with characters that I just didn’t care about with endings that left on major cliffhangers—including the last book.🌸A no major spoilers review. The Darkest Powers series begins with The Summoning. It introduces Chloe Sanders, a girl who was pretty normal until she saw her first ghost at her school. She’s whisked away to a mental home, Lyle House, and they tell her she has Schizophrenia. But what if she can really see ghosts? I vaguely remember reading The Darkest Powers series as a kid. Before I reread it,…

  • Book Rants,  Fantasy,  Horror,  Paranormal,  Reviews,  Romance,  Young Adult

    Frenzy – A vampire series that left me more confused than intrigued

    🌸 Title: Frenzy (Books 1 & 2 but DNF’ed at 30%)🌸Author: Casey L. Bond🌸Published: February 9th, 2016🌸Genre: Paranormal, Horror, Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance🌸Preview: A tiny town doesn’t know everyone else’s business and nothing is ever explained.🌸A no major spoilers review. 🌸Disclaimer: I was given this book for free from a giveaway, so I felt obligated to read it. Frenzy is based on this colony that separates itself from a disease, and the nightwalkers (vampires) protect them. The vampires protect the humans who go hunting for food in exchange for blood. And Porschia, our main character, has to go through the rotation. If I’m being completely honest, Frenzy was just…boring. It…