Genre: Romance

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Posted June 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Adventure, Dystopia, Fiction, Review, Romance, Science Fiction, Series, Teen, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Allegiant by Veronica RothAllegiant by Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent #3
Series Rating: five-stars
on October 22nd 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 526
Format: Kindle
five-stars

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered - fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.
But Tris's new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningliess. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities of human nature - and of herself - while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.
Told from a riveting dual perspective, ALLEGIANT, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the DIVERGENT series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in DIVERGENT and INSURGENT.

My take on this book: CAUTION! IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK YET. CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!!

I was sad that this series was ending and the ending of this book just planned sucked. Well I mean it didn’t suck but I was quite sad that Veronica did what she did with this book. This book just like the last two had me guessing and sucked in all the way through.

It also shows that just because you have the technology to control some human beings in a controlled environment that you shouldn’t do that because no matter what human beings always go back to the way that we were. Granted not all the times but most of the times yes. In this book we also see some things through Four’s eyes which I have to say is pretty entertaining. Tris and her brother Caleb learn more about their mother. Okay the part of their mother that she kept hidden from them since she couldn’t tell anyone about her being from the “outside” world and about her life even before that.

We also get to know more about what being a Divergent is really about. Everything about this book is pretty awesome and I say that it is such a good book that everyone should read if they have read the first two.

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About Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011) and INSURGENT (May 2012). The third and final book in The Divergent Trilogy, ALLEGIANT, will come out on October 22, 2013. In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes. (Or some other kind of bland breakfast cereal.)


Third Time’s a Charm by Rose Pressey

Posted June 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Mystery, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Review, Romance, Series, Urban, Witches / 0 Comments

Third Time’s a Charm by Rose PresseyThird Time's a Charm by Rose Pressey
Series: Halloween LaVeau #3
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Createspace on September 30th 2013
Genres: Cozy, Fantasy, Fiction, Humor, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance
Format: Kindle
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Charmed, I'm sure...
Halloween LaVeau is the new leader of the Underworld, but before the ink's dry on her business cards, a mysterious man appears, claiming the title belongs to him. Giovanni St. Clair declares he has proof that he's the true owner of the Book of Mystics, and therefore, the leader of the Underworld.
Halloween has reason to believe that Giovanni's motives are nothing but sinister. Not only must she defend her status as the witch in charge, but Halloween has to protect the world from a coven she inadvertently reanimates.
Sexy brothers, Liam Rankin and Nicolas Marcos, band together to help Halloween discover the stranger's true intentions and attempt to cast the reanimated coven back to the grave where they belong.

My take on this book: CAUTION! IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK YET. CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!!

Poor Hallie. She can never get a break before something else happens in her life. It’s even worse with the ghosts still running around her property, since the first book, waiting to come back to life with her help.

She has so much stuff happening in her life that I believe she needs to have a rest. But once again this book is another great fast-paced and is a good book. Rose Pressey is just another great author with another great book.

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About Rose Pressey

Rose Pressey is a USA TODAY bestselling author. She enjoys writing quirky and fun novels with a paranormal twist. The paranormal has always captured her interest. The thought of finding answers to the unexplained fascinates her.

When she’s not writing about werewolves, vampires and every other supernatural creature, she loves eating cupcakes with sprinkles, reading, spending time with family, and listening to oldies from the fifties.

Rose lives in the beautiful commonwealth of Kentucky with her husband, son and three sassy Chihuahuas.

Rose suffers from Psoriatic Arthritis and has knee replacements. She might just set the world record for joint replacements. She’s soon having her hips replaced, elbows, and at least one shoulder.


Charmed Again by Rose Pressey

Posted June 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal, Paranormal Mystery, Paranormal Romance, Review, Romance, Series, Urban, Witches / 0 Comments

Charmed Again by Rose PresseyCharmed Again by Rose Pressey
Series: Halloween LaVeau #2
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on May 21, 2013
Genres: Cozy, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 221
Format: Kindle
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Reluctant witch Halloween LaVeau never guessed that inheriting LaVeau Manor would be so difficult. Sure, she was named Worst Witch of the Year, but her botched spell-casting is all behind her now, right? Everything changed after discovering the ancient Book of Mystics. She’s now the leader of the Underworld… whatever that means. Apparently, she’s in charge of keeping order within the paranormal world.
If that wasn’t enough, Halloween—or Hallie as she prefers to be called—has two gorgeous men making her life even more confusing. The sexy vampire Nicolas Marcos has been accused of stealing another witch’s powers. With the help of Nicolas’ brother, the good-looking warlock Liam Rankin, Hallie must discover if Nicolas is guilty as charged. How will she navigate this Underworld?

My take on this book: CAUTION! IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK YET. CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!!

Rose Pressey has once again wrote another fast-paced book that kept me guessing while having my suspicions about a few of the characters but not a whole lot.

This book to me is super good and I am happy that I got to read it. The ending was good as well despite being put onto a cliff-hanging ending. Which for one I sometimes hate but also loved since I had the next book already so I could read it instead of waiting for it to come out and be all wondering what would happen.

Rose Pressey is a very good author and she should continue on writing these fantastic books.

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Rose Pressey is a USA TODAY bestselling author. She enjoys writing quirky and fun novels with a paranormal twist. The paranormal has always captured her interest. The thought of finding answers to the unexplained fascinates her.

When she’s not writing about werewolves, vampires and every other supernatural creature, she loves eating cupcakes with sprinkles, reading, spending time with family, and listening to oldies from the fifties.

Rose lives in the beautiful commonwealth of Kentucky with her husband, son and three sassy Chihuahuas.

Rose suffers from Psoriatic Arthritis and has knee replacements. She might just set the world record for joint replacements. She’s soon having her hips replaced, elbows, and at least one shoulder.


Forever Charmed by Rose Pressey

Posted June 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Mystery, Paranormal Romance, Review, Romance, Series, Urban, Witches / 0 Comments

Forever Charmed by Rose PresseyForever Charmed by Rose Pressey
Series: Halloween LaVeau #1
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on March 25, 2013
Genres: Cozy, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 253
Format: Kindle
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Halloween Laveau is descended from a long line of witches. Yes, her name is Halloween. The cosmic universe is definitely playing some kind of sick joke on her. She’s the ultimate witch cliché, complete with a black cat and spooky house. Thank heavens she’s missing the warts and flying broom.
When Halloween inherits her great-aunt’s manor, she decides to put the house to good use as a bed-and-breakfast. Her first guest is the sinfully good-looking Nicolas Marco, but he’s not here for the continental breakfast. Halloween discovers a ratty old book in the attic. It’s written in an unfamiliar language, and unknown to her, the tome is cursed.
Halloween soon learns there’s a link between the book and her newfound talent as a necromancer. But her new skills come with a catch: the reanimated dead aren’t as cupcake-sweet as they were when they were alive. When a rival witch comes after the book, Halloween doesn’t know who to trust–the sexy vampire who says he wants to save the day, or the warlock who says he can destroy the book once and for all.
Halloween had better learn fast. Because when the dead start rising, only a powerful witch can put them back under.

My take on this book: CAUTION! IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK YET. CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!!

Once I picked up this book it was like a steam power boat for the rest of it. Basically what I mean is that once I picked up the book and started reading it was like being on fast forward as it was a fast paced book. Don’t get me wrong I loved this book because of that reason.

Halloween, or Hallie as she tells everyone to call her that, is a witch living in Louisiana while trying to start a business on her own. She was fine with the way her life was before she found the book that was marked in her fate.

She has no clue on what to do about the charming Liam or the mysterious Nicolas since she is attracted to the both of them and she has to choose which one she wants by her side.

This book is a great read for anyone that is interested in adult romance and the supernatural aspect of it. I agree with my mom who said that Ms. Pressey has found her calling in writing these books.

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About Rose Pressey

Rose Pressey is a USA TODAY bestselling author. She enjoys writing quirky and fun novels with a paranormal twist. The paranormal has always captured her interest. The thought of finding answers to the unexplained fascinates her.

When she’s not writing about werewolves, vampires and every other supernatural creature, she loves eating cupcakes with sprinkles, reading, spending time with family, and listening to oldies from the fifties.

Rose lives in the beautiful commonwealth of Kentucky with her husband, son and three sassy Chihuahuas.

Rose suffers from Psoriatic Arthritis and has knee replacements. She might just set the world record for joint replacements. She’s soon having her hips replaced, elbows, and at least one shoulder.


Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

Posted June 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Boarding School, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Review, Romance, Rural, Series, Supernatural, Teen, Urban, Vampires, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Last Sacrifice by Richelle MeadLast Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy #6
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Penguin Razorbill on December 7th 2010
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 608
Format: Kindle
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This book has Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN [ACE]
ACE #1

They come first.
My vision was growing dimmer, the blackness and ghosts closing in. I swore it was like I could hear Robert whispering in my ear: The world of the dead won't give you up a second time. Just before the light completely vanished, I saw Dimitri's face join Lissa's. I wanted to smile. I decided then that if the two people I loved most were safe, I could leave this world.
The dead could finally have me.
Rose Hathaway has always played by her own rules. She broke the law when she ran away from St. Vladimir's Academy with her best friend and last surviving Dragomir princess, Lissa. She broke the law when she fell in love with her gorgeous, off-limits instructor, Dimitri. And she dared to defy Queen Tatiana, leader of the Moroi world, risking her life and reputation to protect generations of dhampir guardians to come.
Now the law has finally caught up with Rose - for a crime she didn't even commit. She's in prison for the highest offense imaginable: the assassination of a monarch. She'll need help from both Dimitri and Adrian to find the one living person who can stall her execution and force the Moroi elite to acknowledge a shocking new candidate for the royal throne: Vasilisa Dragomir.
But the clock on Rose's life is running out. Rose knows in her heart the world of the dead wants her back...and this time she is truly out of second chances. The big question is, when your whole life is about saving others, who will save you?
Join Rose, Dimitri, Adrian, and Lissa in Last Sacrifice, the epic, unforgettable finale to Richelle Mead's international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series.

My take on the book: THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THIS BOOK!!!

We start off Last Sacrifice with Rose in her jail cell completely bored as she is trying to figure out what Queen Tatiana meant in her letter about Lissa having a half sibling that she had no clue about. The book at first was a little slow. Well the whole entire time she is in her jail cell it was. Even when she goes into Lissa’s head to see what was going on around the Royal Court.

Though, surprisingly though, Lissa is able to block Rose from her head at certain points while Lissa is around their friends and Rose’s parents. I actually found that to be a good thing since that, to me at least, was a pretty good character development on Lissa. I love to see this type of development evolve even with the sort of main characters of these books.

After Rose escapes with the help of some people, that shall be nameless except for Dimitri, because they all believe that Rose is innocent and should not be killed for being framed on killing the ex-queen. Rose is so not happy thought about not being in the loop about the jail escape or on the plan about keeping Rose hidden in a very small town where the guardians won’t find her until after her name is cleared.

Rose didn’t like that plan as it didn’t go with her plan from Queen Tatiana. The other character I think that had character development would be Sydney, the Alchemist, because even though her own kind doesn’t like vampires or dhampirs, as they think of them as evil people-well evil “undead” people, but she is liking both Rose and Dimitri as she spends more time with them on the road.

In this book we met a new group of people and how they think of the people that want to be in the modern world instead of sticking to the old way of living. They were there for a short amount of time until they figured out where to go next.

Which happened to be a place where Miss Karp lives as a Strigoi. Victor’s half-brother turned her back human and it didn’t go well with those two. Though Miss Karp did show them where Lissa’s half-sibling was. Well more of went with them and brought them there. For me it was a shock to see who Lissa’s half-sister was. Though I knew I should have seen that coming from when Rose gave a description of her in Shadow Kiss.

This book was a very good one though I am quite sad that this book series ended. Or at least with Rose and Lissa. Or at least I think it is. I love this series and I am happy with how it ended and with what happened to Rose and Dimitri despite Adrian’s heart being broken when he found out that Rose is still very much in love with Dimitri.

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About Richelle Mead

Richelle Mead has written over twenty-five novels for teens and adults. She is the author of the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series and its spinoff series, Bloodlines. Her recent standalone novel, Soundless, draws upon Chinese mythology and history, and her forthcoming series, The Glittering Court, follows the adventures of girls destined for arranged marriages in a fantasy world inspired by colonial America. A lifelong reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away from books (either reading or writing them), she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses to wear on tour. She is a self-professed coffee addict, works in her pajamas, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington, where she is hard at work on her next novel.