Maxon by Christina Bauer, A Review

This book opens with Maxon and the gang doing what they do best; demon hunting with style. Maxon may have angel blood, but he is also part Furor Demon. Which means he has powers across two deadly sins, Lust and Wrath. And in his opinion, these are the very best ones. I’d say so too, especially because he is super sexy and even has a black tail with a tip like an arrowhead that can be used as a weapon. Maxon has all of this going on but that is not everything, he is also a high prince.

Liana is one of Namare’s apprentices, the Monarkki of water, and currently she is running late to practice. While she is hurrying along, she receives a vision like memory from Franklin, a flying water frog. She learns that her people are in danger from Zephyr, the Monarkki of air. When she finally arrives to practice she is confronted by her egotistical ex-lover, Fisk. However, as the truly badass and independent woman she is, Liana does not take any of his crap, and this is one of the many reasons I instantly her character.

A lot goes down, some very serious and gut-wrenching drama. One good thing is that all this leads to Maxon and Liana meeting. This is one of my favourite parts of the book because neither one of them really knows what to make of the other. Liana is spoiling for a fight mainly because she is awesome and wants to prove she is nobody’s “girl”. (By the way, she has very good reasons for this attitude). Anyways, it results in a sexual tension that is palpable and as they get to know each other, they learn they have more in common than they thought. (And it’s all very romantic!)

This is not just a love story. It’s a love story, of course, but it packs a major punch. Maxon and Liana make a great team while they battle in life and death situations. Honestly, it’s not just their lives on the line, its everyone who is part of their different worlds, too. And what an ending! Very unexpected but, this is Christina Bauer we are talking about, so you know its awesome. Be sure to read the entire epilogue, because the excitement continues on to the very last line.

I highly recommend this book! Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!

Abigail Rath Versus Bloodsucking Fiends by Catherine Schaff-Stump, A Review

Meet 13 year old Abigail Rath. Trust me when I say this young lady is your best bet against the countless forces of evil in this world. However, her parents are not so sure of her abilities, after all, they are professionals. She is trying to step out of their shadow, so when her best friend Vince comes to her with a possible case, Abigail seizes the opportunity. I love the emphasis on the information about monster hunting that can be gained from watching the countless amounts of horror movies available, b-rated or not. I am a huge fan of all horror movies (the good, the bad and the ugly) so this aspect of the book just made it so much fun for me. However, real life does not always mirror the movies when it comes to monster hunting, and in some very unexpected ways for Abby. So join Abigail as she hunts the supernatural while doing awesome things like skating rink limbo and interesting slumber parties.

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Echo Academy by Christina Bauer,  A Review

This book begins with an extended version of what exactly happened at the end of Alien Minds.   It shows more of what is going through Meimi and Thorne’s minds when the unbelievable happens and it seems they are separated permanently.   However,  if you know anything about Meimi Archer, you know she will find a solution to this problem and that she will totally kick ass while doing it.  This is especially true because she has Zoe and Chloe on her side.  Meimi is attending Echo Academy and using all its resources to find a way to break through the Exile Void. Meanwhile, Thorne is trying to figure things out with his father, Cole, who apparently believes Meimi needs to be HIS transcendent so he can keep his throne. If this sounds complicated, just wait till you read further in the book, things get WILD! This is not only incredibly entertaining and fun, but really interesting. Particularly the way Bauer adds in all these little details about the appearances of things, it just makes all the aspects of this story even more unique. Not to mention the craziness of the plots within plots, the hidden schemes and surprises that really just come out of nowhere and make this series spectacular. And, let’s not forget the romance! I loved reading this series. If your looking for some fun and unstoppable spacey romance then these are the books for you!

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The Goddess Twins by Yodassa Williams, A Review

Arden and Aurora, the delightful goddess twins, are stunning to read about. Just as beautiful as this gorgeous cover portrays them as.

They may start small and in a small place but when things get going, the story will sweep the reader off their feet and into new and unexplored realities. There are surprises that come the twins way that change everything about their lives. They learn new things not only about their family, but about themselves as well.

This was such an awesome read that I could not put it down. I highly recommend this lovely tale to anyone who may feel the desire to be utterly enchanted!

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Pixieland Diaries by Christina Bauer, A Review

Calla is a sassy Pixie whose pranks have gotten her in trouble. The cover art really expresses Calla’s personality perfectly and is one of the reasons I requested this book from Netgalley.

This was such a fun read! I had a blast following Calla on her amazing adventures. The world is currently going through a difficult time and this was a breath of fresh air for me. I needed some Calla in my life!

I cannot recommend this book more! Coming out very soon and I suggest everyone makes room for Pixieland Diaries on their TBR list!

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The Great Faerie Strike by Spencer Ellsworth, A Review

First, I want to say: What a great cover! It’s so unique and full of fun and this image perfectly reflects the vibe of this fabulous story!

Jane is not MAD. And, Jane is not your ordinary kind of girl. After an extended stay in an Asylum, Jane is ready to break free and return to Otherworld. However, after a year of being away, she finds that everything has changed.

Charles is part of Otherworld, a constant part. He is a gnome. But unfortunately he does not live up to the gnomish standards of reliability. Also, he is quite rude! And, I must say, unbearably funny!

This fun and exciting tale combines an old London with the magic of Otherworld, which lurks hidden around every corner if you know your way. There is murder, conspiracy, rioting and, do not forget most importantly, Communism! Mixed in this equally hilarious and intriguing story are the amazing creatures of fantasy: Vampires, Werewolves, Gnomes, Pixies, Bogarts, Redcaps and more.

Do yourself a favor and read this book. I personally had a blast and found that this lighthearted and yet poignant tale was a perfect read for this time period.

Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!!

It Will Just Be Us by Jo Kaplan, A Review

First, can I just say, what a creepy cover this is? The sense of beauty in its creepiness is a very good way to illustrate the style of writing in this book of horror.

This story is about a family that lives in a very old house. Mainly about the two sisters, Sam and Elizabeth, after Elizabeth moves back home 8 months pregnant and separated from her husband. Sam is very different from her sister however, mainly in that she can see and hear the past inhabitants of her and her mother’s home. This does not start becoming really scary until after her sister’s arrival back home which somehow sparks the presence of a new ghost, a little faceless boy.

The past is just as haunting as the present in this thriller and even more so in the gorgeous style of storytelling the author uses that not only makes the reader feel like a part of this tale but see it clearly play out in the mind’s eye. The author truly builds this haunted house with their words and the fear just spills out from the pages.

I highly recommend this book for fans of horror! Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!