Saturday, June 23, 2018

Mini-Review: Phoenix Awakens

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Description:
     Julia Long’s senior year is starting with an extra dose of crazy. First, there are the creepy dreams about bloody cult rituals. Then, her new classmate and crush, Southern charmer Graham, shows up in her nightmares as the sacrificial victim. And these dreams seem to be telling her she’s supposed to save him, when in real life she can barely talk to the guy.
     One thing’s for sure, Graham is mysterious. He and his sister are tight-lipped about their time in the south, and Julia suspects they’re on the run from something or someone. As her dreams intensify, Julia begins to manifest strange abilities, and when Graham is near, they kick into overdrive.
     There's no more denying it. Not only is Julia falling for Graham, but she has a magical connection to him. A connection that will put them both in mortal danger when Graham's dark past finally catches up with him. 
     With love, magic, and adventure; fans of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight and Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments will love this suspenseful tale.
Review:
Extremely fresh and original voice. The plot was creative and the mythology used was not the basic normal, mainstream content. I was a little confused with the mystery school we never learn about and the best friend was a huge pain in the ass that I really disliked. Despite those flaws, I really enjoyed how creative everything was unfolded. The end left me wanting more and I can't wait to read the sequel! Four glittery stars.


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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Mini Review: Mia's Men: A Reverse Harem Romance Novel

Mia's Men: A Reverse Harem Romance Novel Mia's Men: A Reverse Harem Romance Novel by Lucy Felthouse
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Description:
Mia's world has fallen apart. Then, just when she thinks it can't possibly get any worse, it does.

Mia Harrington’s father just lost his brave battle with cancer. Naturally, she’s devastated. With her mother long-since dead, and no siblings, Mia has a great deal of responsibility to shoulder. She’s also the sole beneficiary of her father’s estate. Or so she thinks.

Unbeknownst to Mia, her father made a change to his will. She can still inherit, but only if she marries a suitable man within twelve months. If she doesn’t, her vile cousin will get everything. Determined not to lose her beloved childhood home, she resolves to find someone that fits the bill. What she isn’t expecting, however, is for that someone to be into sharing women with his best friend. In the meantime, Mia’s friendship with the estate gardener has blossomed into so much more.

She can’t possibly plan to marry one man, while also being involved with two others …or can she?

Review:
This was a great contemporary reverse harem romance. The main character is sexually comfortable in her skin instead of the normal virgin trope. I liked that there was no shaming of any kind. This was a refreshing addition to the genre and had some steam! Five glittery stars!

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