Down World by Rebecca Phelps, A Quick Review

I really loved this. I did see the likeness to Stranger Things but it was different enough to still hold it’s own. The author, Phelps, must have experience with loss or she really did her research. The way Phelps described the emotions and reactions to this devastating loss the family was going through was just so on the mark. I felt a connection to Marina’s character the whole book even though she is so young, I felt like she was very truthfully described, very relatable. I definitely suggest this to scifi fans and YA fans!

Remnants of Atonement by G.P. McKenna, A Short Review

The main character of this book is Kilco, a spunky 16 year old female. Her mother is a doctor in the town they live in, a very good doctor who has a very bad attitude. However, when royalty comes calling her to be the leading physician in the kingdom everything changes for the doctor and Kilco. McKenna has created a really interesting world with some very diverse and intriguing types of people and creatures in it. I recommend this to anyone looking for an enjoyable read that comes with a side of quirkiness. I’d like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this ARC!

Skyhunter by Marie Lu, My thoughts on the extended excerpt

The first thing I want to say is, I love Marie Lu! The second thing, is if you love Marie Lu then you are going to adore her new book! Talin is a Striker for the nation of Mara, meaning she kills ghosts that are attempting to infiltrate and attack their land. This is another super creative story by Marie Lu, full of action. Its intensely edgy but still has the heart that makes Lu’s books so enjoyable. And I cant wait to get a copy of the full book and devour it! Also, thank you to Netgalley for this sneak peek!

Zinnia by Christina Bauer

This book starts out with Zinnia, or Zin, at age 9. She is supposed to be taking a nap with her sisters Kaps and Huntress, but naps are for losers and she is planning to make her escape to go meet LT, or Rhodes, so they can make music and magic together. Everything seems to go wrong and this loving family is separated for what seems like forever. I love the family involvement, especially the ending, it shows true love between family members. One of my favourite parts of this book is, of course, the ultra-romantic love story that literally beats all other love stories. Not to mention, the magic of music. Music is very healing for people suffering trauma and other things in real life so I thought this showed a new and brilliant perspective from Christina Bauer. To make something that is so meaningful and healthy for so many people into a force of good in this fantasy series is just amazing. Bravo!

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!

Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!

Alien Minds by Christina Bauer, A Review

Meimi wakes up with no memory, and worse, she has to deal with Luci and Josiah without even knowing who they really are. She thinks her name is Wisteria Roberts, Meimi’s old alias. However, she is still okay enough to know that this situation is sketchy and she doesn’t like the Authority and definitely does not want to help Godwin. Meanwhile, Thorne is still protecting Meimi by working for Godwin as her personal guard. He is also secretly meeting his brothers , Justice and Slate, to not only keep them updated but to also receive their help. Meimi and Thorne do have something in common, besides being transcendents, and that is unstable parents. Meimi has a mom that has slowly been becoming more and more mentally unstable but has at least always tried to protect her daughter. Thorne’s dad, however, has a father who goes between being a loving dad and a psycho emperor willing to kill his sons to keep his throne. Another thing Meimi and Thorne have in common? They both handle their situations incredibly well. There is so much going on in this book and it is so much fun to read about. Godwin has his maniacal evil plans, not to mention an awesome cat-snake with bat wings, and… of course, the ROMANCE!!! I recommend this to readers who are ready to have a good time! A fun quick read that will kept me cracking up and also on the edge of my seat!

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Umbra by Christina Bauer, A Review

This is so much fun! The second book in the Dimension Drift series is told from the perspective of Thorne Oxblood. That’s right, Meimi’s sexy transcendent who is known for fighting Inter-Dimensional Disasters.

Thorne is from a different planet, another world, Umbra. Although he is an alien, he fits in with humans quite well, mainly due to his use of sentient that can do anything from change appearances and clothes to break through walls. He has two brothers, Justice and Slate, and his father, Cole, is the emperor.

This was such a great follow up. I had a blast reading and seeing everything from Thornes perspective and I loved how this book wrapped up. I am definitely ready to start the next book, Alien Minds, as quickly as possible!

Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!!

Scythe by Christina Bauer, A Review

Meimi Archer is a badass science prodigy for hire who is willing to get her hands dirty to protect her mother. At the young age of 16, Meimi sometimes attends high school but usually spends her days and nights working on projects for the local criminal overlord, Scythe.

Meimi doesn’t really live in the brightest world. She takes care of her mentally unstable mom and protects her from the government’s cleansing program, in other words, death. However, she is her own bright light. Meimi stays optimistic, upbeat and full of her own sense of humor that kept me cracking up.

As Meimi prepares to pick up parts for a deal she has that will keep her and her mom safe, everything suddenly starts going wrong.  This is when the action really begins and the reader gets to see just how badass Meimi really is. And, trust me, by the end, you’re not going to be able to wait to pick up the next book.

Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!!