Thursday, September 18, 2014

Book Review: Howlers Night By Marie Hall

    This was, my favorite book of the series! All of them have been excellent, however, everything that has been building in the last two books really breaks out in this third installment. The writing is very visual in Howlers Night, so much so there were times my heart just hurt for Pandora. I am also delighted that we get more insight into some minor characters in this installment. Overall great pacing, nothing is stretched out or boring, twist and turns abound around every corner.  No spoilers though you must read it for yourself. Let me just say the devil is indeed in the details.  I can't wait for the next book Red Rain. It will be out in December. 


The Priest was back. Her home was safe. And Pandora had even managed to secure a powerful ally in the Zombie Queen. But in one fell swoop none of it mattered. She’s been abducted by a secret organization known only as the Triad, and they’re conducting experiments, treating her like a lab rat: cutting her open, dissecting her, and keeping her hostage. And she’s slowly going mad. Her demons are asleep, and no one knows where to find her. She’s completely isolated, and the Triad mean to break her. But for what purpose? And to what end?

Desperate to get back to her life and the people she loves Pandora manages a miraculous escape... Or has she? All she knows is she's woken up in the woods, alone and terrified and with no memories of who she really is.

Only one thought keeps hammering away at her. The prophecy. A legend, that states Pandora is the key to unlocking Armageddon. The truth of who she is, of what the Triad has made her become, has been sealed in her memory banks. And if she can just remember, she knows she can stop whatever they've got planned.

"And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him..."

From NY Times & USA Today bestselling author Marie Hall comes the third installment in the dark and riveting Night Serie

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September YA Book Review: Whirl


Let me say that this has been a surprisingly great series so far.  I will honestly say I was hesitant to read this book. For some reason paranormal books involving mermaids or water elemental's almost always end up being cheesy. Not this series though. I was hooked from the start. The Ondine series is very well written, with depth, intrigue, mystery, action, and love. 

I am also a bit offended for Ms. Raveling, by some of the naysayers calling this a knockoff of Vampire Academy. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is a unique page turner that will leave you wanting for more.  Overall a great way to kick off your fall reading list. Whirl (book 1), Billow (book 2), and Crest (book 3) are already out along with a few companion shorts as well. I am waiting on baited breath for the last in the series Breaker that will be coming soon. 

disclaimer: I was not offered anything for this review. It is my own personal review from reading the series on my own. This review has no connection to the author in any way. 

Outspoken and independent, Kendra Irisavie has always played by her own rules.

She's an ondine, a water elemental gifted with the powerful magic of Empath Virtue and trained to be a fighter. Pursued by Aquidae demons, she and her mother remain Rogue, hiding among humans to avoid becoming casualties in an ancient war.

Everything changes when violence erupts on Kendra's seventeenth birthday. A dark stranger appears, promising answers to her mysterious past and stirring unexpected feelings in her fiercely guarded heart.

But as Kendra uncovers the truth about her heritage and future, she realizes just how deep the lies and deception run.

Now, in the face of unthinkable odds, she will need all her wits, skills, and magic to fulfill an extraordinary prophecy.

The first in a sweeping urban fantasy series, Whirl is the beginning of a young woman's exhilarating journey for survival, love, and hope as she fights for her place in a world where she doesn't belong