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REVIEW: Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James

16 Jan

Title: Practice Makes Perfect
Author: Julie James
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Humour
Rating:

SYNOPSIS
Behind closed doors, they’re laying down the law.

When it comes to the laws of attraction…

Payton Kendall and J.D. Jameson are lawyers who know the meaning of objection. A feminist to the bone, Payton has fought hard to succeed in a profession dominated by men. Born wealthy, privileged, and cocky, J.D. has fought hard to ignore her. Face-to-face, they’re perfectly civil. They have to be. For eight years they have kept a safe distance and tolerated each other as coworkers for one reason: to make partner at the firm.

There are no rules…

But all bets are off when they’re asked to join forces on a major case. Though apprehensive at first, they begin to appreciate each other’s dedication to the law—and the sparks between them quickly turn into attraction. But the increasingly hot connection does not last long when they discover that only one of them will be named partner. Now it’s an all-out war. And the battle between the sexes is bound to make these lawyers hot under the collar.

MY THOUGHTS
So, I’m on a roll with my contemporary reads, huh? Somebody stop me. And by stop I mean, “Do anything but stop me. Join me, recommend me some other must reads because this sh#t is good and I want more”.

Before there were ebooks, there were Mills and Boon. I was sucker and always snuck into my sisters stash and read those babies like there was no tomorrow. Then, I started having some money and I’d buy my own on the streets. Good times.

Now, thanks to ebooks, I have access to such a deep pool of great books and authors. It’s like heaven on earth or some other cheesy thing that people say.

So, about the book:
Sexy? Check.
Witty? Check.
Funny? Check.
Romantic? Check
Enjoyable banter? Double Check.
Drool-worthy moments? Hell Yes. Check.
Loveable Characters? Check.
Ding. Ding: it’s me we are talking about. Payton is a successful badass lawyer. Um…are you really surprised that I love her?
J.D is a douche. Okay, not really. He’s just a man.

What more can I say? It was a fun, entertaining and seriously hilarious read. I’m talking…

You guessed it. Rolling on the floor and hope no one is looking because you are probably looking like a loon with your ridiculous laughter. Okay, so maybe not really rolling on the floor like a loon, but it was still funny.

This book just gave a new meaning to playing dirty.

Any book where a character breaks her heel and tumbles to the floor- ripping her tight pencil skirt and showing everyone…in court (judge, jury, the audience) her butt-cheeks because she chose to wear a thong that day- but still manages to brush it off and make a joke about it, is a win for me. Who wouldn’t enjoy such a read?

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REVIEW: Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

16 Jan

Title:Wallbanger
Author: Alice Clayton
Genre: Contemporary, Romantic Comedy, Erotic
Rating:

SYNOPSIS
The first night after Caroline moves into her fantastic new San Francisco apartment, she realizes she’s gaining an intimate knowledge of her new neighbor’s nocturnal adventures. Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy’s athletic prowess, she can hear not just his bed banging against the wall but the ecstatic response of what seems (as loud night after loud night goes by) like an endless parade of women. And since Caroline is currently on a self-imposed dating hiatus, and her neighbor is clearly lethally attractive to women, she finds her fantasies keep her awake even longer than the noise. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. The tension between them is as thick as the walls are thin, and the results just as mixed. Suddenly, Caroline is finding she may have discovered a whole new definition of neighborly…

In a delicious mix of silly and steamy, Alice Clayton dishes out a hot and hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight…

MY THOUGHTS
Look alive people. O has left the building. And no, I’m not talking about Oprah.

Can I dish out six stars? I think I just did.
I give it 6 “O-filled-zucchini-bread-eating-sizzling-hot-panty-incinerating-tear-dropping-hold-your-tummy-cause-this-book-is-hilariously-epic” stars.

P.S: O is for Orgasm. Don’t look at me like that.

This book was WALLBANGING great. It was so funny and I probably looked like a retard all through this read.

It was filled to the brim with sexual frustration, O-lessness, Zucchini bread, and one hilarious page after the other. I freaking loved it. The wit, the snarky dialogue, the characters, the cat. Yes, you read right. The cat was part of my enjoying this book. And I mean the animal, not my innocent way of referring to the hoohah. So good.

Caroline AKA “pink nightie girl” just became my favourite Female character this year. It was entertaining reading her POV. Did I mention she refers to ‘lower Caroline’ in the third person? That’s right. After her ‘O drought”, she sort of started to talking to it. I know.

And Simon AKA “Wallbanger”, well, I liked him. Despite his harem, well it’s what Caroline called it. Any other time I would have minded it, but hey, they were adults and all consenting. Whatever floats their boat. Who am I to judge?
Anyway my point is, I liked Simon. Come on, you know me by now. Any book that has a sarcastic, funny and ‘charming’ main guy is an instant love for me. *cough* *cough* and hot *cough*

I started reading this one and I didn’t want to put it down.

The other characters were also well developed. So good. And the last chapter in the Cats POV -don’t ask, just go with it- was just the cherry on the sexual-frustrated-not-even-George-Clooney-can-bring-back-the-O awesome cake.

I wanna read it all over again.

*And I know this review seems a bit off, you can’t blame me. I’m still feeling the rush of this read 😀

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REVIEW: The Note by Teresa Mummert

12 Jan

Title: The Note (originally published as The Suicide Note)
Author: Teresa Mummert
Genre: Contemporary Romance.
Rating:

SYNOPSIS
Sometimes in life it feels like everything that can go wrong does, but everything happens for a reason. A relationship crumbles so someone else can mend the pieces of your broken heart. A change of plans can lead you to something you didn’t even know you were missing. We help others and discover that it was us who needed to be helped all along.

Jenn’s life is nothing as she had imagined it would be. She is twenty-something with a failing career and her love life has officially ended with an ultimate act of betrayal. She is ready to throw away her dreams when a chance run-in with a soldier, dealing with his own misfortunes, altars her course and changes her perspective on life.

Everything happens for a reason.

MY THOUGHTS

“She was my gravity. She was the light in the darkest of my days, and her smile ignited a flame inside of me that had gone out a long time ago”

The Note is an inspiring love story that I personally enjoyed. I have been leaning into the paranormal YA field for sometime now that contemporary novels have kind of been taking a back seat. This story reminded me why I should read more contemporary romances. Why I used to enjoy them in the first place.

It was a romantic, funny, cutesy and at times heartwrenching story. I loved the plot. Two people from different walks of life meet and from that run-in, a beautiful love story begins. It was a believable relationship and though Jenn annoyed me at times, I loved reading about her.

She was 20-something, or like she said “old enough to know better” and despite all that, she came off as a bit of a cry baby. Okay, fine, in her shoes, I’d feel crappy about my life too. So, I gave her a pass. She had a douche ex and a somewhat selfish sister, an awful job and parents who sucked. Add in some hell dates in there and you have yourself a messed up protagonist.

Shane stuck around because he wanted to help her, to save her but in the end it turned out that she was his salvation. They ended up saving each other. In a world where all he knew was death, blood and sand, she opened his eyes to a what he was missing out on.

“You were the light when my entire world was dark. You gave me a reason to keep going when all I wanted to do was give up.” – Shane ❤

I'm a sucker for beautiful words and I always go "awww" whenever the guy describes just how he feels about the girl. Come on. We read romance for a reason.


(Image from Author’s review)

Shane was a loveable character and like most soldiers I’ve read about, he was a perfect gentleman. I have to admit that I got a bit of a “Dear John” vibe when I was reading this. Whether that bugged me out of made me love it more, I still don’t know.

Now, I just want to pick up more books by Teresa Mummert 🙂

Have you read The Note? What did you think of it?

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-Dee

REVIEW: Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay

9 Jan

Read as part of the Fairytale Retelling Challenge hosted by The Daily Prophecy.

Title: Of Beast and Beauty
Author: Stacey Jay
Rating:

SYNOPSIS

In the beginning was the darkness, and in the darkness was a girl, and in the girl was a secret…

In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city’s vitality. In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people, the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that together, they could return balance to both their worlds.

Isra wants to help the city’s Banished people, second-class citizens despised for possessing Monstrous traits. But after she enlists the aid of her prisoner, Gem, who has been captured while trying to steal Yuan’s enchanted roses, she begins to care for him, and to question everything she has been brought up to believe.

MY THOUGHTS

Oh my Gosh! Sweet holy mother of amazing fairytale retellings!

Such amazing writing. Such captivating descriptions. Such beautiful wording.

Do you ever have those moments when a friend convinces you to try something new and at first you’re like “No, thanks.” But once you try it you wonder how it is you lived your life without ever experiencing something so life-changingly amazing?
I can’t believe it took me this long to start reading fairytale retellings. What the hell is wrong with me? I feel like the late bloomer or the loser who found out she can take pictures with her phone…in 2015. I’ve been missing out.

I’m sure you’re with me when I say Disney’s Beauty and The Beast is a magical classic. We love that masterpiece. Belle is one of the few Disney Princess who doesn’t make me what to burf. She was a freaking bookworm, for bibliophile’s sake! I love her.

Isra is no Belle. Isra is…well, she’s Isra. No, there are no talking teapots and teacups. Not that anyone was expecting that. Lol

This was one amazing read, from start to finish. A true page turner that I failed to put down once I started it. You can imagine how productive my day has been with my nose swallowed up in this beautiful fairytale.

From page one I was invited into Yuan and it’s surrounding desert where there is a secret to be uncovered around each corner. I loved every second of it. It’s a world where beauty isn’t all beauty and beast isn’t all beast.

“Beauty is wherever you find it, and beast is there when you need to defend it.”– Of Beast and Beauty.

The noble citizens of Yuan are dark at heart and treat their own citizens like animals…all because they exhibit ‘monstrous’ traits. Classic judging and mistreating of people because they are different from you. So archaic.

The city is built and thrives on ancient dark magic that requires a human sacrifice. I don’t know how much I can talk about without it turning out to be a full “spoiler alert” moment.

I loved the characterisation in this book. Loveable and great main characters you won’t help but care about. Isra and Gem were so alike and yet so different. Both had experienced loss and both were oblivious to just how wrong their view of the world was.
Isra started out as someone who doubted herself and believed wholeheartedly in what the she grew up being told. The monstrous (desert people) are evil, poison-wielding murderers who live for nothing but death and violence. She believed anyone with a corrupt soul was tainted and start mutating too.

I absolutely adored Gem. He was strong, he was a warrior and everything that I wanted from ‘beast’. I loved reading from his POV.

The author highlighted the issue of outside beauty and inner beauty so well. How a beautiful face can house a monstrous heart and a dark soul. How somebody’s appearance never really shows who they really are.

I particularly enjoyed how the author took liberties with the story, the twists and turns were amazing and I was engrossed as I moved from page to page. Instead of Beauty being held captive, we have the beast as a prisoner. That was a welcome change.

There were parts where it got so dark and grey that I almost forgot what light was. As the pages turned and I drunk up more words, each new discovery felt like it was tugging at my heart, making me feel things I shouldn’t be feeling. Stirring up emotions in me that bubbled up and fought to erupt to the surface until I was a puddle of “the feels”.

But I did. I did. Now I feel like such a weanie for admitting that.
The writing in this book was so beautiful, it was almost lyrical and poetic. I have to mention that. It’s not often that I read YA books written like this one. It made me think of Laini Taylor as I read (I love her work).

Isra and Gem’s blossoming relationship was enjoyable to read about. It was nice to have some light and cute moments in a world with so much loss and sacrifice. I found it funny how they were confused about what they were feeling to the point that they kept denying and trying to push it away. Trying to ignore the inevitable.

All in all, if you love Beauty and the Beast, this is a must read. It might not have much of the original elements but the ones that remain were enough for me to dish out a 5 star rating.

What’s the latest fairytale retelling you read? Do tell me.

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REVIEW: Made For You (Made Series #2) by Candace Nicole Werts

8 Jan

Title: Made For You (Marcia and David’s Story)
Author: Candace Nicole Werts
Genre: Romance, Erotica
Rating:

Actual rating: 2.5 stars

Recommend it to: Lovers of erotica and books about strong independent females. Anyone who believes love is colour blind

Note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

SYNOPSIS
Marcia Davis has everything a girl could ask for. Not only does she have a thriving career as a financial analyst at A.Werts, she is a risk taker when it comes to fashion, and her make-up stays flawless. She is blessed to have two best friends, Carmen and Giselle. Will their friendship survive once the truth is revealed?

If you don’t envy her for those reasons, you will once you see her with the one and only David Parker. Behind all the glitz and glam, no one knows the dark secrets that she’s concealing. Until, a severed head is delivered at her door…

MY THOUGHTS
When I read book one in the Made Series, I knew I just had to read book two. Candace introduced me to her world and I fell in love with it. Come on a series about strong, successful women…sign me up for that.

Book two was an okay read. It was written in a way that it was enjoyable to read and follow. I’ve tagged it as Romance and Erotica, so I’ll review it as such. With that in mind, Candace out-did herself when I compared book 1 to book 2 when it came to the sex. It wasn’t lacking in the sex department and I have to point out that most of the scenes were steamy and hot enough. The two main characters had chemistry and were a good couple to read about. However, as the book progressed and I read on, it sort of became a bit repetitive and I skipped through most of the sex scenes in the end.

The characters were likeable and some even relatable. Working women being there for each other and trying to make it in a world where it isn’t easy to succeed. I loved that. I’m a sucker for successful and independent women.
Unlike Cooper (who I loved) from book 1, David came off a bit two dimensional for me.

The blurb talks about Marcia loving fashion and you can tell just by her insane love of shopping and designer labels. What I liked the most was how she was a strong character and had so much self-esteem that it showed. She was sure of herself and what she wanted.

I will be honest, when I read the severed head part I was intrigued and immediately had high hopes for Made For You. As the story progressed, I found that the plot wasn’t developed as much as I would have enjoyed. The emphasis in later chapters was more on Marcia and David’s love and fuckery. I craved to know more about the severed head and her dark past instead. Maybe I’m just morbid 😀 .

One of her best friends revealed to her that she knew her secret and I enjoyed reading Marcia’s reaction to that. I liked the time she spent with her family and all the bonding that happened.

Overall I would say that book two was okay, I just loved book one more. But that’s just me, book two felt a bit lacking. If you’re a fan of erotica, you’ll definitely enjoy it.

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REVIEW: Only By His Touch by Bree Kraemer

6 Jan

Title: Only By His Touch
Author: Bree Kraemer
Genre: Contemporary Romance.
Rating:

Recommend it: YES
Recommend it to Who: Anyone in need of a charming, witty and passion-filled romance novel.

You can get your Kindle version from Amazon.

Note: I got a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my very honest review.

SYNOPSIS
Several years after a tragic event, Samantha still finds herself unable to get close to others. The slightest bump into someone makes her cringe and she avoids handshakes as much as possible. She can’t even touch her close friends and family. It seems she will never be able to overcome that terrible, life-changing day.

Until one day, she sees a man that may change everything for her. This man seems so familiar and without even thinking it through she has an undeniable urge to touch him. Where does she know him from?

Will this handsome stranger be able to help her to become the person she was before?

MY HONEST THOUGHTS

This is a first full novel written by Bree Kraemer. I was reading an unedited version so I’ll not point out errors and the like but instead I’ll talk about the controversy behind such a premise, the characters, the overall plot and how it all made me feel.

The author, Bree Kraemer brings us a very inspiring, funny and emotional story. It has wit, it has charm and the characters were very likeable and relatable. Just everyday people who experience things that anyone one of us could go through. I read it with a stupid grin on my face. Okay, fine, some parts made me sad and curse out loud.

I particularly loved it because of the main female lead, Samantha. After a very horrific and life-altering incident, she was willing to give living a shot. She didn’t let fear and ‘what-ifs’ dictate her life anymore. Sure, it took years for her to let anyone close but when she did, I truly felt inspired. Imagine a world where you avoid all human contact…you’re not a germaphobe but it’s still just as hard. Crowds make you nervous and elevators are a nightmare. How would you live?

As a female and being close to Samantha’s age, I felt really attached to her and felt her pain. The PTSD she had was believable and it touched me how her life was affected. But like most people who are hurting, she masked her pain with sarcasm, wit and jokes. I loved that because that’s how I usually live my life. It’s a better alternative to being moppy and wanting everyone to feel sorry for you…all the time.
I don’t know how long it takes someone to get over what happened to her so I can’t really comment on it much. But I can say the fact that she took a leap of faith and decided to not be afraid anymore really sat well with me.

Then, in walks Ethan. A man who signed up for the army straight out of high school. He has his own tragic story but like Samantha, he picked himself up and made something of his life. As someone who was in the army, Ethan came off as a ‘perfect’ gentleman. Notice how I write perfect? Yeah, well, that’s because perfection is so hard to achieve. He was caring, loving, funny and yep, attractive as heck. 

“Even blurry, he was handsome. Well, handsome really wasn’t the right word. He wasn’t hollywood handsome. He was real-life handsome.”– Only By His Touch

I laughed at this part. It made me happy. He came into her life and for the first time in a long time, Samantha felt alive again. He never rushed her to accept him or did anything to make her feel uncomfortable. He just wanted to spend time with her. It was nice to read.

“You can be gentle, rough or any other way there is, just as long as you’re with me.”– Ethan

I enjoyed how their story was written, the feelings were not forced and rushed. You could clearly see that it wasn’t love at first sight but a love that grew over a period of time and got stronger as they grew together. There conversations were natural and they both had great sense of humour. I love funny characters.

The other characters were likeable too. Well except one bitch who deserves a year behind bars or something. It was a welcome plot point that made the story even more real.

I’m a sucker for romance and when beautiful words are used I can’t help the feelings that start up in me. Come on, we love the notebook for a reason :). Every great relationship has bumps along the way and when you work through them, that’s when you become even stronger.
I loved the quote below a lot, I just had to share it. See if you can tell why…

“Say that you know that I want to try this too. Say that you’ll understand if we have to take it slow. Hell, say that you want me so much it might kill you, but please don’t say that you need to wait or walk away.”– Only By His Touch

There was enough drama and conflict but not too much that you cringe and think you’re watching a spanish telenovela. They say too much of anything is bad…well except books maybe and pineapples :D.

I’ve tagged the story as Erotic so I have to talk about the sex, right? Now again, I’m out of my element here -not talking about sex, I read Erotica, talking about sex has to be my element- but I mean just how sex would eventually happen for someone so traumatised. I don’t know anyone who’s ever gone through such and ordeal. So, I’ll talk about how it made me feel.

As with everything in the book, even these scenes where written so well. It didn’t come off as dirty or cheap. It didn’t make me want to wash my brain with soap and bleach. It was beautiful and it was hot. Okay, fine ‘hot’ is an understatement. It was panty-melting-lip-bitting-ice-cube-requiring sizzling hot. Ethan was one mean ‘cat-lover’ *wink *wink.
I should probably end there before I go full “Perve Mode”.

I will say this, however, even when she (the author) was hinting at sex, she made it all sound beautiful and made me happy.

“I’m asking you to make me forget. But more than that, I’m asking you to make me remember. Help me remember what it feels like to touch and be touched. Help remember why I should take chances. But most of all, help me remember that love always wins over fear.”– Only By His Touch.

Now I confess. At first I was a bit skeptical…I thought it was going to be another wounded-heroine-meets-hot-eye-candy-and-he-heals-her-with-his-magic-penis. You know the stories I’m talking about. You’ve probably read enough. You roll your eyes so much that you develop a headache. This however wasn’t like that…at all.
As a first novel, it was well executed.

That’s all for this review.

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REVIEW: Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die #1) by Danielle Paige

3 Jan

Read as part of the Fairytale Retelling Challenge hosted by The Daily Prophecy.

SYNOPSIS

I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion.
There’s still a road of yellow brick—but even that’s crumbling.

What happened? Dorothy.

They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm—and I’m the other girl from Kansas. I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked. I’ve been trained to fight.

And I have a mission:

Remove the Tin Woodman’s heart.
Steal the Scarecrow’s brain.
Take the Lion’s courage.
And—Dorothy must die.

MY RATING: 4 of 5 stars

MY THOUGHTS
This is the first book in The Dorothy Must Die series. Its a debut work by Danielle Paige

Remember Oz? That magical place that Dorothy found herself in after that tornado…you remember the colour and vibrancy of that amazing place? Remember the magic? Remember this?

Now, forget all that and enter Oz like you’ve never imagined. Everything that could have gone wrong, has gone wrong. The yellow Brick Road is crumbling and everything has gone to shit.

“Oz has changed,” Gert said. “The trees don’t talk. The Pond of Truth tells lies, the Wandering Water stays put. The Land of Naught is on fire. People are starting to get old. People are forgetting how it used to be.”

This is Oz now. A forbidding, gross wasteland of ash, rubble and death.

It’s a dark and it’s grim and nothing is as it seems.

“Up is down, down is up. Good is Wicked, Wicked is Good. The times are changing. This is what Oz has come to.”

The Characters

This book has a lot of characters but Danielle writes them all so well that they blend in naturally and it doesn’t seem like you have to many names to remember. They are mostly likeable and you get attached to them.

I liked Amy Gumm. I enjoyed reading about her growth from start to finish. She is a relatable character and didn’t come off as an annoying ‘Mary Sue’. She was real. She had doubts about herself and the world but deep down she had strength.

At the beginning of the book I felt sorry for her. Awkward high school with bullies and biased teachers. Her father was absent and her mom was an alcoholic and a druggie. It was sad to read. Can you imagine a world where you have no one but your addict mom’s gross pet rat for company? That sucks.

The supporting characters were also great to read about. Most were witty, cool, fun and sassy…and in a world where ‘sass’ is a crime, that’s saying something. Others were evil psychopaths who deserved to have pianos dropped on their crazy heads. *cough* Dorothy *cough*.

Then enters the guys. First came Pete then came Nox. Then came me cringing that there might be a Love-triangle. I can’t really talk about Pete without giving spoilers but he’s cool.
In the beginning I didn’t like Nox (the hinted love interest) but by the middle I kind of just ended up enjoying the scenes where he was. Sure, he’s the typical tall, dark, broody and strong male lead but I quite liked him. He had a back story that brought a knot in my chest.

Dorothy is a cold and evil bitch that isn’t above torturing anyone and anything. Be it man, munchkin, flying monkey or even rats. I freaking hated her. The bitch must seriously die. Screw her and her stupid magic shoes. Crazy bitch!
What happened to her you ask? Well, you’re just gonna have to read to find out. But I’ll tell you this…magic has a way of corrupting even the sweetest of hearts. (Forgive my rant)

The Plot
So the blurb got me, I was curious to see how the author would pull it off. Come on. Dorothy as the villain? Count me in. I loved it. I love the story. I love Danielle’s writing style and the voice was pleasant. Everything sat well with me.

I’m sure by now you can tell that it’s a dark story. There is exciting and enjoyable magic mixed in. It wasn’t lacking in the action department. Okay, fine…the fights were badass. But with action and the whole premise of the story, it came with gore and a lot of Oh-god-please-no moments. I just couldn’t stop the “feels”.
One second I’m laughing at Amy’s sarcastic personality and the next I’m cursing and tearing up at the whole “Game of Thrones” vibe it gave me. It was a welcome ride and gave me such a rush.

Once Amy found herself in Oz, every moment was like this…

I was so engrossed and swallowed up in her journey. From surviving a tornado to training to the face off, I was hooked. I just couldn’t get enough.
The best part of this was that, though there were hints of romance and love, it didn’t get in the way of the overall plot. It was just enough to give me my fluff fix but not too much that it made me want to roll my eyes and hurl.

I can’t stand stories where the characters get so caught up in pleasing their genitals and bumping uglies that they forget about their duties and responsibilities. Um like, hello…quit your unnecessary making out and freaking save the world already you couple of horn-dogs.
You’re like the chosen one, for pete’s sake. So, I’m glad that the author made sure the romance didn’t get in the way…at all. I personally loved that.

Anyway, as this is the first book in the series, you’ll have a lot of questions and most of them won’t be answered. (Freaking cliffhangers) It’s a long read but that’s necessary to set the foundation and premise. Introducing the world, the characters and all.

All in all, I definitely would recommend this one to anyone who likes dark fairytale retellings and fantasy. There are great plot twists and most will blow your mind. It was a good read and I was tempted to give it a 5 star rating. I can’t wait to start reading book 2.

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