Saturday, October 31, 2015

October Book Reviews

Summary: Allisn McKready is a succubus. So is her twin sister. But while Allison spends her summer break hiding in the library behind her Goth makeup, Jade fools around as often as she can. Allison can’t believe Jade would ignore their mother’s fatal example so recklessly, but concealing a cursed bloodline and its dangerous effects is far from Allison’s only problem. Mean girl Julie’s snob mob is determined to ruin her summer, and Aunt Sarah’s Bible thumping is getting louder. Only her new friend, Ren Fisher, offers safe haven from the chaos of her life.
When one of Jade’s risky dates leads to humiliation and sudden tragedy, Allison reels, and Ren catches her. But as her feelings for him grow, so does her fear that she’ll hurt him—or worse—in an unguarded moment. The choice is coming—love him or save him—but Allison might not live to make it. One way or another, the curse will have its due.

Review: This is not what I excepted when reading a book about succubuses. I loved the contrast that showed between the two girls. It gave these "fantasy characters" a type of everyday reality to them. At some points in the story I felt Allison was a little to angsty for my liking but I loved the twists the author threw in. I would probably give this book a 3 out of 5 and I hope the main problem in the book gets resolved in the future.

~Wendy Higgins, the author of the New York Times bestselling Sweet Evil series, reimagines the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “The Singing Bone” with The Great Hunt, a dramatic, romance-filled fantasy in which hunters compete to kill a great beast and win the hand of the princess.

Kill the beast. Win the girl. New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins delivers a dark fantasy filled with rugged hunters, romantic tension, and a princess willing to risk all to save her kingdom.

When a monstrous beast attacks in Eurona, desperate measures must be taken. The king sends a proclamation to the best and bravest hunters: whoever kills the creature will win the hand of his daughter Princess Aerity as a reward.

Princess Aerity recognizes her duty but cannot bear the idea of marrying a stranger—she was meant to marry for love—until a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention. And while there’s no denying the fiery chemistry between them, Princess Aerity feels that Paxton’s mysteriousness is foreboding, maybe even dangerous.

Paxton is not the marrying type. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He is determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast—but the princess continues to surprise him, and the secrets he’s buried begin to surface against his wishes.

Review: Can I just take a minute and say AHHHHHHHH! We get so many points of view in this book and here's the magical thing, they are all cohesive. Thank goodness for that awesomeness.  The book is kind of typical fairy tailesct in that there is a princess and a monster. However, toss in a little underlining political agenda and you have a book that combines brave with beauty and the beast. There is so much going on in this book and to be honest you have a monster but no clear bad guy and I find that adds to the intrigue of this book.  I would give this a 4 out of 5.

The end kills me though, I just wanted to throw my book and go what the heck just happened. Someone needs to V8 Paxton, is all I'm saying.

All books were provided in exchange for honest review!