Monday, July 6, 2015

July Book Reviews


When Kat accidentally rips apart an old picture book, she's magically transported into the world of Cinderella--as Katriona, one of the ugly stepsisters! Life turns upside down now that she's a highborn lady and must learn how to survive the social season, including how to get through the door in a huge metal hoop skirt. To get back, she'll have to complete the story, right to the end of happily ever after. But the odds are huge: the other stepsister is drop-dead gorgeous, the fairy godmother is nowhere to be found, and the prince, despite being insanely hot, openly dislikes balls. Can she ever return to the modern world?

Review: The first thing I thought while reading this book is it reminds me of the movie Labyrinth. I think it was a lovely twist on the long standing story of Cinderella. Kat is an everyday relateable heroine who shakes the Victorian like era with her modern day ideas. The thing I enjoyed about this book was realizing how farm we have advanced in society in civil rights and science. It was also neat how the story had the heroine as the "ugly stepsister" for most of the book. However, that is all I will say so I don't spoil the book.


Claudia De Santos has always looked out for every witch but herself. She fought from the shadows as her coven turned dark, and with a little help from her half witch/half alpha werewolf cousin, Tessa, Claudia is doing everything she can to keep her friends and family in the light.

Now the coven has splintered into two factions: Luciana’s army of witches wielding dark magic, and Claudia’s few stragglers who fight with the wolves. War is coming, and it won’t be much of a battle if Claudia can’t find the spells to counteract Luciana’s demonic power.

The answers lie in ancient magic, and Claudia must journey to Peru to rediscover what the Inca mages knew. Fighting evil will require a pure spirit, but her quest is full of temptations, including a handsome Peruvian guide with secrets of his own. 

Review: From what I understand this book is numero 4 in the series. As I have not read any of the other yet I am just reviewing it as a stand alone. I enjoyed the shake up of culture and how the heroine had help but did a lot of the things herself. It seems like our girl has had a troubling past but she is working to make things better.  Namely trying to save her brother! I would of liked to see a little more story line to this as everything in the story seemed to be really sped up. From the ending of this book I predict the next book to be a little more action packed and hopefully Claudia will be a a great part of it.