Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Crais (Walker Saga #3) by Jaymin Eve (Review)

   The third installment of the Walker Saga, Crais continues to trails and adventures of Abby and her gang, introducing a new hero named Fury, from planet Crais. The third half-Walker is very different from the other two with her power over fire and her snarky and angry attitude. Her personality definitely fits her name, Fury. From a planet of a scorching sun, she was forced to live underground so not to be burnt to death by the sun; at least until Abby and her band of heroes come needing Fury's help.
   I found Fury's angry disposition to be a little annoying but she started to grow on me towards the end. The story of Crais is fluent and intense. I didn't get far into the book before I was hooked. The story was very well developed and came with a wonderful bunch to twists and turns to keep the reader interested. Crais flowed seamlessly from the first two books in the series, Spurn and First World. The stories are all in the perspective of Abby, but Spurn and Crais both give you single chapter glimpses of some other characters perspectives. I found it to be an effective way to introduce and connect new characters to the readers. I totally recommend the Walker Saga and Crais, and give Crais the rating of FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS!

Spurn (Walker Saga #2) by Jaymin Eve (Review)

  Spurn is the second installment of the Walker Saga. In Spurn the cast from First World continue their adventure to save the universe from the potentially devastating release of the Seventine; adding in a new character and half-walker from the planet Spurn mixing things up. Very well done, Spurn takes the reader on a unique and fun literary experience like no other.
   I love the characters Abigail, Brice and Lucy. They are each unique and spunky. I love it. Each character was amazingly developed and interesting in their own rights. On top of them, the story introduces a new water creature/Walker into the mix; who adds a new dynamic to the group. I am in love with the Walker Saga. The story flowed and carried over from book one splendidly. It didn't lose any of the tension or the overall feel of the first book that I loved so much. Spurn is action packed, with kick-butt heroins and heroes. The romantic tension was amazing and awesome. On a scale from one to 10 it was definitely a 10. I sooooo recommend Spurn and the rest of the Walker Sage, it's addicting! I give Spurn the well deserved rating of FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS!

Monday, 25 May 2015

Descent (Kissed by Death #3) by Tara Fuller (Review)

   In a dark adventure through Hell, an angel of joy and a reaper of Hell learn to love and how put their pasts behind them. Decent is a very dark and disturbing story, which makes sense because it takes place mainly in Hell. Descent definitely does not sugarcoat the horrors that would come with Hell. I found it hard to concentrate on the rest of the plot when I was preoccupied being horrified the the graphic terrors described.
   I did love the purity and selflessness of the main character, the angel named Gwen. She has a huge heart for others and all she wants to do is take away their pain and replace it with joy. I also liked Easton. Although I could deal without his extreme moodiness, Easton was a pretty chill and spunky reaper. Him and his reaper friends were all unique and distinct characters that had a well developed dynamic, even though they were not mentioned a lot as a group in this novel. I thought both main characters had solid motivations for their actions and Easton is definitely a well developed character.
      Descent is has a strong narrative, but was very dark. So dark that some times that it was hard to actually concentrate on the story. I give Decent the rating of THREE AND A HALF STARS OUT OF FIVE!
*Advanced Readers Copy Review*

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Blogtour Excerpt from Thunderlight by Adrienne Woods!

  SUMMER WAS ALMOST over but everyone’s spirits were high as Sammy searched for something in her room. I had recently arrived at the Leaf’s after spending the first weeks of my vacation with Becky. Sammy was in rare form this evening as she bounced off the walls of the room with barely contained excitement.
  Elena, cheer up! We’re going to the Warbel games and I know it sucks that Lucian won’t be there, but I promise, you’re going to enjoy it, okay.” Sammy spoke fast as I moved out of the way of one of her shirts as it sailed toward me.
  “Sammy, it’s not like I’m trying to be like this, I just really miss him …” my lips puffed out a breath. “Tell me again why the Warbel games are so mind-blowing.” I tried to change the subject away from Lucian. He was still away on a hunting trip with his father and the girls had decided the best way to brighten my mood was a sport that basically sounded like Greek warfare. I still had no clue what the Warbel games were about even after Sammy tried to explain it to me as she searched for the jersey of her favorite team. It sounded exciting as words like soldiers, attackers and scorers made it into her lengthy explanation.
  “Because it’s the Warbel games,” she simply said.
  The only thing I retained was that Warbel was some sort of dragon and human sport that they loved to play on this side of the wall. She also said that Dragonia had a similar game at the beginning of each school year, but it wasn’t as dangerous as the real one. I became even more confused when she started talking about raiders and incantations and couldn’t figure out how all of it came together.
  Guess I’ll have to see it before I can really understand what it’s all about.
  “The one thing you need to understand is that the game we are going to tonight is really dangerous,” she added as she continued to tear apart her closet, “and that the humans who participate are extremely well developed magic wielders, for their own safety as much as winning the game.”
  Okay, awesome. I thought sarcastically as I still had no clue what the Warbel games were about.
Sir Robert had gotten five tickets for all of us from a friend who couldn’t make tonight’s game.
  Lucille, Becky’s mom, had also gotten tickets for her, Becky and George, so we were all going to the game together.          
  I had spent the first three weeks of my vacation with Becky and Lucille. Lucille was not a typical mother, but was the most selfless person I’d ever met. She also seemed way too young to be Becky’s mom and looked more like Becky’s older sister. She hated it when I called her Mam or Mrs. Johnson, and insisted that I called her by her first name. She was a lot like Becky in a sense, they shared the same type of fashion choices and clever comments, but she also had a love of art, which Becky didn’t have. That part connected with me one hundred percent.
  Becky and her mother lived in the totally opposite neighborhood of the Leafs, and they had more money than I could even dream of. I guessed it was why Becky was a bit of a brat. Staying with them made me realize what type of a person she could be sometimes. Having all that money made Becky bossy and turned her into someone I never thought I would be friends with. But the thought of not having her around to give me her two cent comments, especially when I didn’t ask for them, was unthinkable. She was also one of the bravest and fiercest girls I knew and the best friend, apart from Sammy, a girl could ask for.

Bonus Excerpt:
  ANGER, BETRAYAL, AND HATE turned my stomach to acid. It consumed my mind and I watched as bottles, papers and books on the desk flew off and crashed to the floor.
  A maid rushed to my side. She didn’t say anything, but her eyes reflected fear in their watery depths. The dustpan in her hand trembled as she started to sweep up the jagged shards of glass. Rising, she began to straighten the books that had fallen to the floor in a heap. Every few seconds her eyes darted nervously in my direction as if a mere breath would make me lash out at her with my outstretched hand.
  I touched her face gently until my hand reached her neck, tightening slowly as my anger began to rise once again. My grip tightened around her soft, shapely neck as I lifted her up from her position at my feet until her face was level with mine.  Listening carefully I heard her heart fluttering like a bird trapped inside a cage.
  “How did I become this way?” I spoke, giving voice to my reality softly.
  She just stared at me with round, brown unblinking eyes. Her eyes were sunken deep into the surface of her face and her cheek bones were sharply defined.
  Looking at her sullen face made me feel worse.  I lifted up my other hand and struck the woman hard across her cheek.
  A cry left her mouth and I threw her from me as if she weighed nothing. She skidded across the floor landing in a heap against a wall of cold, unforgiving stone.  If I was a dragon I would blast fire, reduce this wretched place to a pile of insignificant ashes.
  Two other maids, hearing the startled cry, rushed into the room. Their eyes were wide as they took in the room and the immobile heap near the far wall. “Sorry, m’lord,” the older one said, her voice slightly trembling. “She’s new, we will train her better.”
  They picked up the maid who had come to and was sobbing. She clutched the side of her face, covering the huge, red handprint where I’d struck her.
  I nodded. The old maid knew her place well, although I still didn’t care for her name, she knew where she stood.
  I plunged myself down onto the chair and closed my eyes. A silent roar growled inside of me lighting a fire of rage deep in my core.
  The girl had made it.
  The Rubicon saved her life, so a part of him was still fighting me. I could still see her eyes searching mine. They bore into my soul, seeking answers. How was this possible! The wall wouldn’t allow any human to go to the other side.
  Albert’s laughter echoed inside the castle; a startling reminder that good would always win. He would pay dearly for this. I would find a way, and I promised myself she wouldn’t live much longer.
  I pushed myself up from the chair and rubbed my face hard. The emotion of my anger escaped my lips making a sickening sound. Rage that emanated from deep within me overpowered the haunting laughter and echoed throughout the entire castle.
  “Master,” Cain’s voice interrupted my thoughts.
  “Speak, my loyal servant,” I said out loud. “What is the news?”
  “Everything is in place. We won’t fail you,” his voice said in my head.
  I closed my eyes, took a deep breath and let it out hard. “We’ll see.”

Getting to Know the Authors: Featuring Adrienne Woods!

  Adrienne Woods was born and raised in South Africa, where she still lives with her husband and two beautiful little girls. She always knew she was going to be a writer, but it only started to really happen about four years ago. In her free time―if she gets any because moms don’t really have free time―she loves to spend it with friends, whether it’s a girl’s night out, or just watching a movie. She’s a very chilled person. Her writing career started with Firebolt, book one in the Dragonian series. There will be four books in total, including a further two to three books, which will be stories that take place within the Dragonian series. Her other series, Dream Casters, will be released mid-2015. She also writes in different genres, and her woman’s fiction, The Pregnancy Diaries, will be published under a pseudonym. And then, she has a paranormal series by the name of the Aswang series, which will consist of about ten novels. And if that wasn’t enough, there is another series, Guardians of Monsters, which will be released in 2016.

What has She Written?
She has written:
Firebolt (The Dragonian, #1), Thunderlight (The Dragonian Series #2), Frostbite (The Dragonian Series #3) and Light (Dream Casters, #1)

Now on to the Interview!
1) How old were you when you started writing, in your opinion?
About thirteen, it was short stories, then I was really good at those, but now, I struggle with them as I have way too much to say. But it only became a full time hobby at the age of 29.

2) What do you want a reader to gain from reading your works?
Life experience. It’s not very open, but the readers grow with Elena in this series, she makes horrible mistakes and has to deal with the consequences, still she find a way to work through them and move on with her life. They experience first love, a stronger love, and how to stand up to others, well they will when this story is over, what friendship should be like, and how someone should treat them.

3) What are your three top suggestions on becoming an author, or being a pleasure writer?
Imagination, the love of research as you do need to do some research for your novels, and patience, self-motivation.

4) What is your favourite novel, why?
I have so many but if I have to choose one, Safe Harbour from Nicholas Spark. That novel is so powerful, as the main character has a horrible abusive relationship with her husband, how she finally got out of it by leaving him after a horrible incident and how wonderful a man can be if they have love in their heart and respect. She overcame her fears at the end and it’s everything a book should have in my opinion.

5) Who is your favourite author, why?
I have many but Nicholas Spark is one of my ultimate favorites.

6) What are your favorite pass times besides writing?
Reading, spending time with family, and watching my favorite T.V series. I love to watch stand-up comedy too, you need to laugh at least once a day.

7) Who in your life do you credit your imagination to the most?
I got it from both sides, my family is extremely artistic. My father was a great story teller yet he never penned down any of them which is sad as he had the most amazing children stories he used to make up about fairies and small people. I literally hung on his lips as a child. My grandmother was extremely talented when it came to poems, so yes, I got it from both sides of the family.

8) What are the top five things on your bucket list?
To take my family on an overseas cruise
To visit the seven wonders of the world
To see my daughters getting married
Learn how to Ski
Go sky-diving

9) To the youth of today, if you could tell them one thing, what would it be?
Stay as young and innocent as you can, I know it’s not always easy as group pressure is so hard in today’s life, make good decisions, the bad ones you do make, deal with them, learn from them and never make them again. Read more as your imagination is all you have when it comes to escaping today’s reality. Be you, don’t ever try to be anybody else and remember what Walt Disney said, if you can dream it you can do it. I still live by that today.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

The Corridor (The Corridor Series #1) by A.N. Willis (Review)

   In The Corridor, there are multiple dimensions and universes, and the main character Stel Alaster can open portals to them all on her own. When her world is threatened by the potential creation of a new Corridor, which could cause a second Pulse and kill everyone; she is forced on an adventure with two 'other dimensions' inhabitants.
   Very intense and thrilling, The Corridor takes the reader on an adventure through dimensions and parallel worlds. I found The Corridor to be interesting and pretty creative in it's concepts and story telling. Also, I found myself very emotional when it came to the father. His character was very kind, yet such a workaholic I found myself very frustrated with him.
    I loved the romantic interest in this novel, with his intelligence and strength... and general hotness; but I struggled with his moodiness. To top that off, I was bothered how they just made the other guy kinda just disappear from the story. I found it abrupt and a little lazy. (I specifically did not use names to prevent spoilers)
  I liked Stel as a character. She is loving, strong, intelligent and resourceful. Plus, her powers were pretty awesome. Her ability to open portals between her hands, where ever she is leaves a lot of opportunity for awesome plot twists and turns in future novels. I am interested to see where this series goes and give The Corridor FOUR OUT OF FIVE STARS!
*Advanced Readers Copy Review*

First World (Walker Saga #1) by Jaymin Eve (Review)

  In First World, the reader is transported into an apocalyptic New York ridden with gangs and mystery. Raised in a rebel school, Abigail Swish and her best friend Lucy are trained to fight and survive. After encountering a strange man in an alley, Abby and Lucy are thrown into the world of magic, aliens and soulmates.
  I love the characters in this novel. They are all diverse, loyal and funny in their own way. The best friends, Lucy and Abby, are brave and flexible when it comes to such a drastic change in their lives. Lucy is a fabulous character that I loved reading about her spunky and funny personality. She is so loyal to Abby it's heart warming and awesome. On top of the characters, I loved the plot and the atmosphere of First World. I found the imagery to be crisp and new. First World is a unique story, which rocks. I can't wait to read the rest of the series and see where the author takes us.
    I loved First World and most definitely recommend it. It's a unique and fun experience of a read. I give First World FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS!

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Ted Saves the World (Ted Saves the World #1) by Bryan Cohen (Review)

   Starting right off the bat with introducing Ted, one of the most awkward characters I have ever encountered in a novel in my entire life. I found the geeky-ness and awkwardness of Ted to be comedic and new. Ted has to be the most socially awkward hero I have ever run into. I found that Ted Saves the World to be a little too chopped up between perspectives. It jumped from character to character, not giving the reader opportunity to settle and connect to a character. On top of that I found the narrative voice to be bland and uninteresting.I had a hard time keeping myself engaged in this novel. I noticed I would easily be drawn away from the story.
  I like the concept of a nerdy boy saving the day from planetary destruction and all but I felt like the villains themselves were not given enough personality and backstory to be effective in making it seem like the world was in danger from them in the first place. Ultimately, I didn't enjoy Ted Saves the World and give it the rating of ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE!

Monday, 18 May 2015

The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker (Review)

   The Witch Hunter is a riveting tale of a witch hunter named Elizabeth who gets sucked into a world of subterfuge, danger and magic. Raised to hate, hunt and kill witches, her world is drastically flipped on it's axis when she is arrested and sentenced to burn on the stake... under the charges of the witchcraft she loathes.
   The Witch Hunter is an engrossing story that held my attention from the beginning to the end. I loved the depth and intensity of the story. Elizabeth and John are my favourite characters by far. Couple them with the court fool, the story had a perfect mix of characters that balance each other off. I found the plot to be well thought out and well written. I kept finding myself engaged and invested in the story and the lives of the characters. Witch Hunter is action packed and leaves room for the imagination to blossom.  Overall I loved The Witch Hunter and recommend it. I give The Witch Hunter the rating of FOUR AND A HALF STARS OUT OF FIVE!!
*Advanced Readers Copy Review*

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Evolution: HEX (The Evolution #3) by Starla Huchton (Review)

   As the third and final instalment of the Evolution series, Evolution: Hex is the conclusion of the adventures of Candace Bristol. Captured by HEX Candace is thrown into a new adventure with it's own challenges and dangers.
   I really enjoyed Evolution: HEX. I feel like it was the best book in the entire series, which is truly rare. I have not read many series that just got better further you get into it. I felt Evolution: HEX is the most productive book in the series when it came to story telling, and on top of that had the best plot.
   Once again, the romance was on point and carried well from Evolution: SAGE. I love the romantic interest Jackson. He is complex and full of surprises. He is also just such a sweet heart... and his fire bending is cool as heck. Speaking of powers, Candace's powers of water bending just get even more epic in this novel.
  The characters in this novel are very well developed by this book, and that very much improves the overall quality of the novel. In addition to the development of the characters, the relationship dynamics were also well done. Candace has a unique connection/relationship with every other character.
   Ultimately I really liked Evolution: HEX and give it the high rating of FOUR AND A HALF STARS OUT OF FIVE!

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Beautiful Redemption (The Maddox Brothers #2) by Jamie McGuire (Review)

   The second instalment of the Maddox Brothers Series, Beautiful Redemption introduces you to another Maddox boy. His name is Thomas Maddox, and he is one of the best and most powerful agents in the FBI. When agent Liis Lindy comes into his life it's changed forever. Liis is a business first women who will not put up with Thomas's crap and attitude.
   I found Beautiful Redemption to be a little disappointing. There was not enough tension in the romance, or in the plot itself. I found Liis to be overly obsessed with her job, and yet she still managed not to get much work done in the novel. She didn't solve one mystery, or do much at all besides translate two things and obsesses over her love life with her boss, Thomas. Now, I don't think that the whole thing was all bad. Thomas was an adorable character with many positive aspects. He was very protective and loving to his family. Liis is a very independent and strong female character, which I liked. Past that, ultimately, I didn't love Beautiful Redemption and I give it the rating of TWO OUT OF FIVE STARS!

Evolution: SAGE (The Evolution #2) by Starla Huchton (Review)

   As the second instalment of the Evolution series, Evolution: SAGE continues the story of a young hero named Candace Bristol in her adventures and love life.  Trying to cope with the loss of her old boyfriend Adrian, Candace mourns and tries to move on; but it's not all that easy when her annoying team mate, Jackson won't stop picking fights with her and messing with her hormones. To top it off, the heroes are being subjected to new rounds of treatments to enhance their superpowers.
  I found Evolution: SAGE to be better then Evolution: ANGEL. I found the story to have more direction and plot/character development. The romance in this novel had so much tension it was amazing. I loved it. Jackson's character is truly explored in this novel, and his powers reach a whole new level of fire bending awesomeness. Similar to the first book, the super powers where a major plus on the cool factor. I thought that the battles with the superpowers were all epic and note worthy. I definitely recommended Evolution: SAGE. I liked it and I give it FOUR OUT OF FIVE STARS!

Resistance by Kayla Howarth (Review)

    As the second instalment of The Institute, Resistance continues the story of Allira and her fight for the freedom of her brother, herself and all the other Defectives. I found Resistance to be a very good story. I was very interested in the flow of the plot and the depth of some of the characters.  A highlight of the story, for me, was the determination of the main character Allira. Even when she was confused she was a strong and determined character.
   A complaint I have about the novel was how it treated the topic of sex. I felt like it was a little too flippant about it. My biggest problem with Resistance is the ending, which I will not spoil. I felt that the ending was not satisfying and a wee bit over dramatic/unnecessary. Needless to say, I did not enjoy the ending of the novel.
   Back to the positives, I really liked the concepts of the Defectives powers. They were each individual and unique. To sum it up, I liked but did not love Resistance and give it the rating of  TWO AND A HALF  STARS OUT OF FIVE!
*Advanced Readers Copy Review* 

Friday, 15 May 2015

Evolution: ANGEL (The Evolution #1) by Starla Huchton (Review)

  Evolution: ANGEL follows the story of a young girl named Candace as she goes into a super hero program called ANGEL. In ANGEL she starts coming into her powers as tension rises socially. What is her power? Water. She has the super power of water bending. *Warning* Mature content in this novel.
   I found myself conflicted with this novel. I both loved it and hated it. I found it addicting yet on the weaker side when it came to plot. I was very annoyed by the lack of clear direction and purpose to the novel. I found that the story felt like it was being written with no real end goal in mind; yet at the same time I kept wanting to continue to read it. It was a very conflicting feeling.
  I felt the tension of attraction between the characters was very well done. I found it to be the highlight of the entire novel. I also love the entire concept of super heroes, and super powers. I found Candace's power over water to be cool and pretty epic. She reminded me of Katara from Avatar The Last Air Bender, with her ability to bend water, which is very cool.
    Ultimately, I'm on the wire with this book. I give Evolution: ANGEL THREE OUT OF FIVE STARS!


Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Violet Hour Book Blitz!

The Violet Hour by Andrea L Wells 
(The Violet series, #1) 
Publication date: May 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

  Still shocked over her mother’s mysterious death, California socialite Logan Keller is handed a one-way ticket to her long lost roots in Wyoming where love, deceit and danger await. Though she could forget everything staring into Luke Callahan’s eyes, Logan is quickly thrust into a fight for survival.  Taking fate into her own hands, she begins unraveling the dangerous deceptions that abound at every turn. Her father is keeping secrets and Luke is keeping more. But Logan is keeping the biggest secret of them all.
The Violet Hour is a page-turning captivating twist of young romance and the supernatural.



The Violet Hour Series has been begging to escape Andrea’s subconscious for more than five years.  Focusing on a wonderful career, handsome husband and two beautiful children by day, she began feverishly penning the series by night.  Now a full-time writer, Andrea debuts The Violet Hour.

You can visit her at her website:
Instagram: @andrea.l.wells


   I sat up and pulled my knees in close to my chest.  Electricity flared in the air as Luke inhaled.
“You know, Logan, you’re not who I expected you to be,” he said, taking a long thought-filled pause.  “I thought the next twelve months were going to be hell living with a California socialite, but you’re pretty amazing.  I guess I owe you an apology.”
“So, it’s a good thing that I’m nothing like you expected?” I asked.
“It’s a really, really good thing.”
   As I started to smile back he craned his neck to look away from me.  His eyes focused.  Something black flashed across the road but I was more scared by Luke’s reaction.  The warmth had vanished from Luke in a heartbeat.  The object stopped moving toward us when it got to an opening between the trees.  Even though I could feel Luke’s concern, I leaned forward toward the window, curious.  It was a wolf – a really big wolf, staring directly at us with bright green eyes.  It was close enough I could see quick breaths escape into the crisp rain-drenched air.  I was startled when the engine roared to life.  Luke threw the car into reverse, and I nearly slammed into the dash as the sound of gravel scattered everywhere.  He quickly jockeyed around and pulled back onto the road heading home.  I kept my eyes on the wolf until he was no longer in sight.
“Was that a wolf?” I asked.  Everything happened so quickly, I had to be sure.
“Yes,” he spit.
“I’ve never seen a wolf before – that thing was huge.”
Luke immediately turned to look at me with an expression that I couldn’t begin to read.
“What’s going on?” I pressed, puzzled.
When he looked toward the road and didn’t answer, I knew my question needed to be more specific to get results.
“Why are you freaking out?  It was just a wolf.”  I was worried.  He had gone from warm and comforting to moody and distant over such a small thing and I second-guessed how quickly I had fallen for him.
“Because I need to get you home, it’s getting late,” he muttered, failing to control his tone.
“That doesn’t make any sense, Luke.  I have no curfew and you flaked as soon as you saw the wolf.”
“Wolves are dangerous.”
“We were in the car,” I countered.
“Doesn’t matter.”
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Book Spotlight: The Shell Seekers

   Book Synopsis:
    An instant bestseller when it was first published in 1987, The Shell Seekers is an enduring classic which has touched the hearts of millions of readers worldwide.  A novel of connection, it is the story of one family, and of the passions and heartbreak that have held them together for three generations. It is filled with real people--mothers and daughters, husband and lovers--and inspired with real values.  Now for the first time in trade paperback, this magical novel—the kind of reading experience that comes along only once in a long while—is the perfect summer read, whether you are returning to it again, or opening the cover for the first time.
   At the end of a long and useful life, Penelope Keeling's prized possession is The Shell Seekers, painted by her father, and symbolizing her unconventional life, from bohemian childhood to wartime romance. When her grown children learn their grandfather's work is now worth a fortune, each has an idea as to what Penelope should do. But as she recalls the passions, tragedies, and secrets of her life, she knows there is only one answer...and it lies in her heart.

    Author Info:
    ROSAMUNDE PILCHER has had a long and distinguished career as a novelist and short-story writer, but it was her phenomenally successful novel The Shell Seekers that captured the hearts of all who read it and won her international recognition as one of the most-loved storytellers of our time.  The Shell Seekers was followed by September and then by Coming Home and Winter Solstice, which also became worldwide bestsellers.  She lives in Perthshire, Scotland.


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Monday, 11 May 2015

Winter Wolf by Rachel M. Raithby (Review)

  Katalina Winter is a wolf, and not just any wolf, one of the last pure-bread wolves alive; and she doesn't even know it. After a tragic car crash that kills her adoptive parents, Katalina is thrust into the world of were-wolves, packs, murderer, mates and feuds.
  I found Winter Wolf quite generic. It seems to be a run of the mill were wolf mate story. It's a combination of Romeo and Juliet and were-wolves. I didn't dislike the story, but I did not find anything unique or that made Winter Wolf stand out in the crowd. I do have the complaint that the ending was a little quick and rushed. I  also found that the overall feel of the novel was not consistent. The beginning of the novel was intense and descriptive, but the rest of it seemed mediocre if not dull. This story was nothing to write home about for sure. On, the positive side I did find Katalina and her mate adorable. They are super cute together and were nice to read about. I give Winter Wolf TWO AND A HALF STARS OUT OF FIVE!