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Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell

Let me first start by saying, I wanted to be sort of vague with my review. As I thought about it, it would be very hard to. So I decided I would just write everything I thought and felt while reading.

***********HEADS UP, THERES SPOILERS AHEAD***************

 

Gwendolyn is pretty much stuck taking care of her crazy mother, and just moved into a new apartment with her. Her friend Olivia helps her best friend by offering to help her family move. The mother has a freak out in one of the rooms because of a mural on the wall, so the girls end up taking the room while the mom stays in the living room. They go for a run, and that’s when Gwen starts hearing and seeing weird things happening, and she rushes to get home. Theres a lantern in the room thats always remains on, but as Gwen goes to turn the light down, she ends up turning the light off and gets attacked by dark creatures. So begins our story, Peter Pan with a twist.

Rowan, the captain, is extremely transparent, with a dark past. He really does care for his lost boys. I think I may be a reaching a bit when I say that he reminded me of another devilishly handsome pirate from Once Upon A Time. So naturally I was drawn into the Captain’s charm. He does not in fact have a hook, which im glad, makes the story a bit different.

Olivia’s character made me angry, I didn’t like her at all. I understand Neverland does something to your memories, but still. She seemed into herself even before going to Neverland. We all know a girl like Olivia, and I bet she’s no ones favorite.

“Peter Pan” is such a great character, he’s such a trickster. I honestly thought that he was the bad character, almost (sorry to reference) like OUAT’s peter pan. He seems so interesting and caring at first. I favored the Captain though, so it made me a bit upset when Gwen was falling for Pan.

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The overall book was really good, I couldn”t put it down, I think I finished it in 3 hours. I fell for the Captain, and was really hoping throughout the book he was who he said he is. I didn’t like the way the book ended though, I was hoping for Gwen to stay in Neverland. Rowan was not happy coming back, although I don’t really understand why. I know he was upset about his past, his crew and his ship, but why be upset by coming to a world where you can get a fresh start. A fresh start with the girl you care about.

It felt like it ended too fast, like maybe there should have been another book so that the reader can understand more of the history of the fey and know who Gwen’s dad really was. Like I said, its a really good book, I highly recommend it, if you haven’t already, go buy it and read it!

 

Thank you so much for reading!

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The Sleeper Cells Review 

The Sleeper Cells by Wesley Bryant is action packed and never a dull moment. I wish I could say so much more in the review, but I don’t want spoilers because you really need to read this book! 

Vince is a pretty chill character, but his relationship with Lindsey was making me angry. Actually, she made me angry, for many reasons! 

Kennedy is my favorite character, she’s strong, beautiful and full of hope and that’s why I think she meshes well with the group! 

The book was well written, it really sucked you in once you started reading it. The idea of a terrorist group called The Sleeper Cells is scary in a way that makes you feel unsafe at every turn. The situation either made you stronger or lose all hope. 

I love this book, I’m giving it 4.5 out of 5! I can’t wait to read more from Wesley Bryant! 

Buy this book!!! 

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Ashabreek Review 

Ashabreek by Kathleen Farquhar is a story of betrayal, love and war. 

First off, I would like to thank Kathleen for allowing me to read her book and give my input on it. Ashabreek at the beginning sort of confused me. It starts out with Genova being the main character, but then switches to her sister, Babette. With the title being Ashabreek, I thought he would be the main character. As the story went on, I really enjoyed it. 

Without giving too much away, the story line is great, my favorite character is Ashabreek. There’s a certain charm about him. He’s the enemy, but I can’t help but be drawn to him. I wouldn’t mind switching to the dark side for him. 

Babette was really annoying, I actually don’t like her at all. She’s too much to handle for me. Ray is an interesting character, I would definitely love to read more about him! 

I was a little confused about how fast the characters seemed to move on in terms of relationships and love. I would’ve liked to read more about the kindling love. 

As a whole, the book was really good, the story was interesting and there was definitely twists and turns throughout the story. Definitely keeps you guessing! 

I rate this book a 4 out of 5! Buy this book!! Can’t wait for the next book!  

Mist & Whispers, The Weavers Riddle Review! 

So I like to start off by saying, this book was nothing what I was expecting. I absolutely love it! I read it in one day because I could just not put it down! Mist & Whispers by C.M. Lucas is captivating and puzzling. This book has twists and turns, and leaves you wanting more. 

Anya and lorcan are my absolute favorite characters, along with King Theone. Michael is annoying and I honestly can’t stand him. (Although, I think Anya over-reacted a little bit)  

I really want to put spoilers in this review, but I don’t think I should because you need to experience this book. So with that being said, go buy this book! 

I give it 5/5 stars, and honestly can not wait for the next book! 

Mist & Whispers Summary and excerpt 

The Weaver’s Riddle (Mist & Whispers)By: C.M. Lucas

Summary from Goodreads:

Imagine a world in eternal darkness. A world where skeletal beasts lurk in the forest. Where the
women are missing, and the men are in need of salvation…
In the West-English town of Little Wolf Green, Scott’s bookshop is about to close down. Convinced
the bookshop holds the key to her mother’s identity, sixteen year old Anya Piddling vows to save
Scott’s, whatever the cost.

When four books of magic and myth take the world by storm, Anya begins a journey to discover the
truth about the author, known only as the Weaver. Followed closely by her friends, and one surly,
bitter ex-boyfriend, Anya soon realises a whole new world awaits: a world gone very wrong, with
maddening whispers in the forest, magical winged Kings and a dragon-boy that understands her,
inside and out. But this world needs a saviour… and everyone is looking at her.

 
EXCERPT:

Erimus Hall
HIS HEART THRASHED against his chest, a prisoner desperate to be freed from this bur-
den. There was no way out. He had a job to do, and if it wasn’t done at that moment, his entire plan
would be over before it even began.

 The earth was but sludge, encasing his feet as he struggled up the bank. Bullets of rain
struck his face as the winds lashed around him, obscuring his view and leaving him helpless in the
dark.

 Then, as if a divine hand was guiding the way, a flash of lightning revealed his final destina-
tion; Erimus Hall. The Hall was only another hundred meters away, run down and deserted, his
sanctuary nonetheless.

 Resisting the temptation to rest against the stone wall at the top of the bank, he pushed on,
clambering across it with the rain-soaked trunk in his hands. Once over and sure of his feet, he took
a moment to look around. Any sign of someone following and he’d have to revert to his back up
location, as even with his goal in sight, he wouldn’t allow himself the risk of assuming he was
home safe.

 A clap of thunder quickened his pace and a minute later he’d reached the doorway, where a
century’s worth of ivy had claimed the oak as its own. He set on it straight away, teasing back the
creeper with a gentle hand, the whole time fighting against the instincts that were screaming inside
his head.

 Just tear it down – you’re going too slow – someone’s going to see you!
No. He couldn’t leave a sign that he’d been there. It had to look natural.
Two more bursts of lightning gave him a glimpse of what he needed to allow his unmarked
entry into the building. With the trunk safely inside he took one more look around, and with another
strike of lightning, he was gone.

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GIVEAWAY:

If you purchase a copy of Mist & Whispers you will be entered to win 1 of 10 Proof copies of the
sequel. These will be special edition.

Rules to Enter:

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*Oftomes Publishing will be selecting the winners. 

The beginning of everything Review 

First off, I know I say I love the books I’ve been reading, and well it’s true. Most, if not all of the books ive been reading have been really good. It is my honest opinion and I rate and review the books in my opinion. 

So enough of that! 

This book was nothing like I’ve read before. I can honestly say it wasn’t what I was expecting. It was actually so much better! 

The beginning of everything by  Robyn Schneider made so many emotions build up inside me, it was so hard to put down. 

Ezra and his friend Toby are my favorite characters. I honestly could’ve done without Pheboe and Luke, they were both so annoying to me, and so was Charlotte. (So funny because that’s my name) Cassidy seems like a girl I wish I could’ve been. Adventurous, cool, and mysterious! 

The book was well written, and I gotta say, I felt like I was back in high school. 

I won’t post any spoilers, but be prepared for an emotional roller coaster with this book. I felt like I couldn’t function for the rest of the night after finishing it. 

So if you haven’t already, buy this book. I recommend this to everyone!! I give it a 4.5 out of 5!