Deranged Angels and Cannibal Hearts (Dead Things #3) by Martina McAtee

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Synopsis

Four months ago, Ember Lonergan made a decision that changed everything. She brought back a life, and it cost her a life in return. Only magic kept the pack from suffering the severe consequences of Ember’s rash decision. She thought the secret would stay buried forever. Josephine ensured them the spell would hold and the Grove would never know what they’d done.

But that was before Silas. Silas changed everything. He believes Ember is the only thing standing between him and the love he’s carried for over a century. He’s determined to take everything she loves away from her starting with her pack, and he has plenty of help. He’s got the original coven, he’s got Quinn, and he has a magic that rivals the gods.

The pack can only beat Silas by standing together, but that’s not as easy as it once was. People are keeping secrets, half the pack is crazy, and two of them are currently dead. Despite all of this, Ember still believes she can fix it, that she can save them all, she just needs more time. But just when she’s convinced she’s finally figured it all out, new players enter the game.

Review

****Warning contains spoilers****

Book 3 is here and as per usual Martina out does her self!! Each book gets better and better (or maybe i have an addiction to this series or both lol). This book is a definite must read!

In this book we really get to see a new side of Quinn…soulless Quinn. I definitely have a love/hate thing for Quinn like this. He’s fun to read but at the same time I want to reach through and slap him. Tristin surprisingly is one of my new favorites in the pack. She really shines out and you see her grow as a character even through her heart suffering.

Mace/Ember I am still rooting for always! I absolutely love and can’t wait to see what happens now that Mace has a body again. Kai/Rhys/little RJ still has me over the moon. They make the perfect parents for RJ and i love seeing their parenting dynamic as little RJ keeps shifting back and fourth. Its quite amusing. Not going to lie I hope Martina keeps writing these books till shes old enough to be the crypt keeper just so i can see RJ as a teenager and Kai/Rhys having to deal with his mood swings and be like “Oh Gods, no wonder Isa wanted to murder us some” kind of thing…

It was also interesting to read Mace in the *in between* world and how everything looked and felt. How he interacted with a certain character that becomes of good use to him later..The world building that goes into these books is intense.

I also am really pleased with how well Martina can write so many alternating perspectives, and everything flow so smoothly and transition nicely to where it all still makes sense. By the 3rd book you really hear these characters voices in your head and as you read them and their actions you’re silently going “ooohhhhh Isa gonna kill them, or oooooohhhh they know better!!”

This book is a 5 star read from me! Side note: what the hell ending was that….why do i have to wait for book 4….i need answers as to whats going to happen like yesterday…..

 

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The Heart’s Appeal (London Beginnings #2) by Jennifer Delamere book review

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Synopsis

Julia Bernay has come to London to become a doctor–a glorious new opportunity for women during the reign of Victoria. When she witnesses a serious accident, her quick actions save the life of barrister Michael Stephenson. He rose above his family’s stigma, but can he rise to the challenge of the fiercely independent woman who has swept into his life?

Review

While this is book 2 in a series, it can be read as a stand-alone. You read some characters that were introduced in book 1 however the plot makes perfect sense without having read book 1, although i suggest reading it, as it is a true delight. This book is so beautiful and vivid in a sense of historical detail. This book has a truly beautiful moral to it that i don’t want to spoil here, so you will have to read it for itself. I was rooting for Julia and Michael the entire time as I feel that they came into each others life as God might have planned. This book had me weeping for joy as i read it. The book describes some very intense scenes with realistic accuracy(i.e childbirth, women’s rights, etc.) It was also interesting to see the time period and how the medical field was for its time and how certain things were practiced. So much time and effort went into writing this book and every word had me hanging on. I really loved the beautiful dynamics and how prayer and faith can truly bring out the best! 5 stars from me!

Cross the Line Magic (Believers Book 2) by C.V. Guyer

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Synopsis

I’m being stalked. Everyone thinks I’m just being silly, but I know better. He is everywhere; at my grocery store, my dry cleaners, he somehow even got himself invited to my house for Thanksgiving. He’s charmed my parents, brothers and even my pig.
He was smooth about it though, I really did not see Jax Cross coming. It could have been the cheese puff in my eye, but I really didn’t see those big brown eyes, sparkling smile, and two perfect dimples heading my way. I’m gonna try and fight it. At least I’ll give him a run for his money,
I’m MacKenzie Michaels. And I’m so screwed.

I got hit by my Bus a few weeks ago. Hard. What’s a Bus?
My One. My Person. The missing piece to my soul. The ying to my yang. The PB to my J.
Only she’s been driving in the other direction ever since I started trying to catch her. It’s possible I have my work cut out for me. I may just have to cross a few lines to make it happen…
I’m Jax Cross and I don’t recommend calling your One a Bus to her face.

Review

Is it possible that each book in this series keeps getting better and better? I fell in love with Max and now I’m over the moon for Jax. This book is witty and charming and will have you laughing nonstop. I love that this book picks up from Cross the hall and ties in to the Christmas novella. This Mother/Daughter writing duo sharpens their writing skills more and more with each story that they write. I can’t wait for the next book to come out and see who’s story we get this time as there were new additions to this series that I would really like to read. This series is so funny and full of sexy wizards that will have you swooning. You will also learn to beware of cheese puffs as they can result in injuries lol. This is a definite 5 star read!