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Book Review: Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Title: Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Goodreads Summary:

DOON…

Veronica doesn’t think she’s going crazy. But why can’t anyone else see the mysterious blond boy who keeps popping up wherever she goes? When her best friend, Mackenna, invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Veronica jumps at the opportunity to leave her complicated life behind for a few months.

But the Scottish countryside holds other plans.

Not only has the imaginary kilted boy followed her to Alloway, she and Mackenna uncover a strange set of rings and a very unnerving letter from Mackenna’s great aunt—and when the girls test the instructions Aunt Gracie left behind, they find themselves transported to a land that defies explanation. Doon seems like a real-life fairy tale, complete with one prince who has eyes for Mackenna and another who looks suspiciously like the boy from Veronica’s daydreams. But Doon has a dark underbelly as well. The two girls could have everything they’ve longed for…or they could end up breaking an enchantment and find themselves trapped in a world that has become a nightmare.

Review: This book/series has been on my TBR for a while now and I finally decided to start reading them. I am so glad I did. This first book had me wanting more at every turn. The authors develop the story very well and I really liked the different viewpoints from the two main characters Veronica and Kenna. If you like a fairytale mixed with action then this is the book for you. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series to see what happens next. I give this book at five out of five.

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Book Review: When It’s Real by Erin Watt

Title: When It’s Real by Erin Watt

Goodreads Summary:

Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley’s team decides it’s time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he’s settled down.

Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett-devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of “normal.” Under ordinary circumstances she’d never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn’t have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley’s team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley’s a shallow, self-centered jerk? It’s not like they’re going to fall for each other in real life…right?

Review: OMG! Where to start. I normally read more fantasy books than regular fiction books but I picked this one up to read because I loved the Royals series. This one was no different. I couldn’t put it down. I wanted to keep learning more about Oakley Ford and Vaughn Bennett and to see where their story was going. There was a lot of depth to each of them and even the minor characters. It was beautifully written and I can’t wait to read more from them. If you are looking for something with a lot of drama and romance then honestly look no further and grab this baby! I give this book a HUGE five out of five.

J-O

Book Review: Winning The Legend by B. Kristin McMichael

 

Title: Winning The Legend by B. Kristin McMichael

Goodreads Summary:

Arianna has gathered the outside clans to decide her fate in marriage. A tournament will be held, and she is the prize, whether she wants to be or not. The only thing for her to do is watch the clan leaders fight over her, or is it? Thanks to her team’s well-made plans, Arianna has other strategies in place. Hopefully one of those plans will earn her freedom. As the contestants gather and she learns more about the night human world, there are new allies to keep close and more enemies to keep even closer. Some even hold more secrets to her legend and possibly the actual reason to her existence. Now Arianna must decide what to do with the fate she has been dealt. The time has come to step out of the shadows of the men who protect her, and into her own power. The time is now for Arianna to take control, and fight for the destiny she wants to live.

Review: I finally got to read the final book in this trilogy and it did not disappoint. I just love the main character Arianna. Even though she is figuring out a new world she does it while being a complete boss. The author does a marvelous job of showing the growth of all the characters throughout all three books. This one had me on the edge of my seat and I just couldn’t put it down. I even read it at work during the down time. I give this book a five out of five.

J-O

Book Review: The Day Human Prince by B. Kristin McMichael

 

Title: The Day Human Prince by B. Kristin McMichael

Goodreads summary:

Devin Alexander grew up as the only day human in a world surrounded by night humans who drank blood, sometimes his blood. He spent his life training toward one goal: the protection of one of those blood drinkers, Arianna Grace. But what is he supposed to do when the blue-eyed girl of the legends doesn’t need him anymore? What does his life mean then? How is a guy supposed to move on when the girl he has yearned over for a decade has chosen someone else?

Before he can even start to figure out his new life without Arianna, Devin has to deal with another problem. He needs to take care of some unfinished business with a night human he has known for less than a month, but with whom he is magically bound.

Vanessa McKinny has promised that she knows a way to undo the spell she placed on Devin to save his life. Devin would do anything to break the bond to be free of her, even if it means traveling to the sidhe village, a place inhabited by a race of night humans that has not had a day human visitor in more than a hundred years. If he doesn’t want to get stuck, he must work with Nessa to find a way to break the bond. Only then can Devin have time to get back to finding his new goal in life, unless he discovers that his path lies with the sidhe.

Review: I decided to read this book after I finished reading the authors other trilogy called The Blue Eyes. I wasn’t really expecting anything from this book because spin-offs can sometimes just fall flat but this one did not. It kept me wanting more around every corner and wondering what will happen next. It has a nice balance of action, drama and romance. I loved learning more about a couple of the characters that were in the previous trilogy. I highly recommend this book but you should read The Blue Eyes trilogy first and then read this one. I give this book a five out of five.

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Book Review: Twisted Palace by Erin Watt

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Title: Twisted Palace by Erin Watt

Goodreads Summary:

These Royals will ruin you…

From mortal enemies to unexpected allies, two teenagers try to protect everything that matters most.

Ella Harper has met every challenge that life has thrown her way. She’s tough, resilient, and willing to do whatever it takes to defend the people she loves, but the challenge of a long-lost father and a boyfriend whose life is on the line might be too much for even Ella to overcome.

Reed Royal has a quick temper and even faster fists. But his tendency to meet every obstacle with violence has finally caught up with him. If he wants to save himself and the girl he loves, he’ll need to rise above his tortured past and tarnished reputation.

No one believes Ella can survive the Royals. Everyone is sure Reed will destroy them all.

They may be right.

With everything and everyone conspiring to keep them apart, Ella and Reed must find a way to beat the law, save their families, and unravel all the secrets in their Twisted Palace.

Review: Oh my word what a way to end a series. This last book does not disappoint! I could not get enough. I had me wanting more at every turn. Everything that the Royals and Ella went through all lead up to everything that goes down in this book. I don’t want to reveal anything that gives all the craziness away. Ella is so strong and amazing. I know that I said this in the last two reviews but her character just keeps amazing me around every turn. Reed really surprises me with how much he changes throughout the books. I mean he starts as a real mean person and then you start to see the reasons why he acts the way he does. I just can’t get over how much I ended up liking these books. I give this book a huge five out of five stars.

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Book Review: Broken Prince by Erin Watt

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Title: Broken Prince by Erin Watt

Goodreads Summary:

These Royals will ruin you…

From wharf fights and school brawls to crumbling lives inside glittery mansions, one guy tries to save himself.

Reed Royal has it all—looks, status, money. The girls at his elite prep school line up to date him, the guys want to be him, but Reed never gave a damn about anyone but his family until Ella Harper walked into his life.

What started off as burning resentment and the need to make his father’s new ward suffer turned into something else entirely—keep Ella close. Keep Ella safe. But when one foolish mistake drives her out of Reed’s arms and brings chaos to the Royal household, Reed’s entire world begins to fall apart around him.

Ella doesn’t want him anymore. She says they’ll only destroy each other.

She might be right.

Secrets. Betrayal. Enemies. It’s like nothing Reed has ever dealt with before, and if he’s going to win back his princess, he’ll need to prove himself Royally worthy.

Review: This book I think was better than the first. It didn’t seem to repeat things as the story progressed. I was hooked right from the beginning and around every turn. Ella continues to amaze me with how strong she is and how she handles what is thrown at her. I love that she starts to stand up for people who would not stand up for themselves and takes down the bullies. Reed surprised me in this book with how much he seemed to change for the better just for Ella. The twists that the author throws in to are crazy but they fit with the story and don’t seem to be just added in for the heck of it. I am giving this book a five out of five. I can’t wait to finish the next book and find out what happens!

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Book Review: Paper Princess by Erin Watt

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Title: Paper Princess by Erin Watt

Goodreads Summary:

From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.

These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.

Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.

He might be right.

Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.

Review: What to say, what to say. I was so surprised by this book. It wasn’t at all what I expected it to be. Ella is such a strong character. She is a survivor and knows how to take care of herself. I can’t blame her though. She had to take care of herself and when you’re young that can be very difficult. There were times where I thought that she was being childish in a way but then I would think about it and realize she never got the chance to be a kid one hundred percent. I do believe that Callum really does care about her and want to take care of her and give her the life that she has always wanted but there is a small part of my brain that thinks he might have alternative motives with bring her to his house. His sons definitely don’t help that either. They are all very aggressive and not like any other characters from other books that I have read. Its like they all have their secrets. I did love this book but I am giving it a four out of five because there were times while reading that I felt like it was a repeat of something from earlier in the book.