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Reading progress update: I've read 16%.

The Dragons of Nova (Loom Saga) - Elise Kova

I really wanted to be further along in this book by now, but my weekend and this week have been crazy. So I haven't been able to read much of the book. On the weekends my husband whom is a truck driver is home, so are family has family time on the weekends. And I have been babysitting my great nieces and nephews on Monday through Thursday, and this week my niece Andrea has been working later than usual. 

Now back to the book, I am still loving Cvareh and Flor the most so far, even though I do like Ari. I am really not sure how I feel about Cvareh's sister, at all, or any of the other characters that have their own point of views in this book. So far I am enjoying this second book, but I am not as crazy for this book as much as I was for the first book. Hopefully that changes, since I am not that far into the story.

Fiery Passion - Alec John Belle
 
Fiery Passion (The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles #3) by Alec John Belle Genre: YA Paranormal Release Date: September 2017
Summary from Goodreads:
After the unexpected events at the end of Shadow People, Heather, Hayden, and their friends are trying to move forward with their lives. While trying to hunt down the new vessel of the Darkness, and trying to avoid a very complicated relationship, Heather thinks she can keep everything under control. Until she's taken by a demon named Ziminiar. As Hayden, Kadin, Philip, and Kristen try to find their friend, Heather unravels many truths about the world she lives in, the core of her being, and the true origins of the Monster Hunters.  In the third installment of The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles, secrets will be exposed, relationships will be tested, and the ultimate betrayal will leave fans breathless. Because in a world where demons exist, nothing is ever as it seems.
 
My Review
Favorite so far, even though there's at least 4 more books to come. Kadin, Hayden, and Frostbite are my absolute favorite characters so far. I also really like 
 
Heather and her bff Kristen as well. But the three guys I mentioned make the book for me.
Heather really goes through a lot in this book and learns things she'll rather forget, I am sure. I love that Hayden and Frostbite have a thing for one another and that Hayden is finally letting himself feel that and finally letting Frostbite know how he feels as well.
I hope Kadin gets some happiness as well, because I really believe he deserves that happiness, sure he did stupid things but he thought he was doing the right thing. 
I really hope Heather starts to let Kadin in pretty soon or he gets over her and starts liking someone else. And I really hope Kristen finds someone as well, after everything she has gone through.
Of course the book ended in another darn cliffhanger, and I don't think the next book comes out until the ending of the year.
I have to say what I don't like about these books, is that they are really short books, I finished all three books over the weekend. But all three have a lot of action in such a short timeframe.
I am so glad I was chosen to take part in the book tour for this book. I really enjoyed all three books quite a lot.
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Buy Links:
The Long Road Home (contemporary YA novel and currently free): https://www.amazon.com/Long-Road-Home-Alec-Belle-ebook/dp/B01IK89824
 
 
About the Author
Alec John Belle resides in Carson City, NV, where he is currently attending high school for his senior year. At the age of 16 he wrote his first novel, Before I Break. His hobbies include reading, writing, and obsessing over Pretty Little Liars. He writes about tough topics that many are too afraid to talk about like suicide, homosexuality, self harm, bullying, mental illness, among other teenage issues, and he often blends these ideas with the paranormal. Despite writing such topics, he is a very cheerful person who enjoys looking for the best in life, while trying to help others do the same.
Author Links:
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Blog Tour
Organized by: YA Bound Book Tours

 

This Series gets better and better!!!!

Shadow People  - Alec John Belle

WOW this book is even better than the first one!!!! Still don't care for Philip, Heather's boyfriend and trainer, there is just something about him that I don't like and I just don't trust him either. Maybe because he's not whom I want Heather to end up with, I just am team Kadin, all the freaking way.

In this book we get both Heather and Hayden's point of view, so getting Hayden's point of view made my freaking day. I started the third book and in that one we get Kadin's point of view also, which is definitely a win in my book.

Sad ending and didn't see coming cliffhanger of a second book that's for damm sure. What a fantastic series so far.

Really great book for the start of a series.

Forbidden Darkness - Alec John Belle

Pretty interesting group of characters in this book, I really like almost everyone of them besides Heather's maybe love interest. I just didn't trust him after what I found out about something's this guy did. And I will just leave it at that.

Definitely Kadin and Hayden are my favorites hands down. I just love a guy that's suppose to be a bad guy, but is not as bad as he really thinks he is.

The book ends in a cliffhanger and is a short read, only takes a couple of hours if you have the time to read it in one setting. You learn a lot of things in such a short timeframe.

Reading progress update: I've read 44%.

The Alchemists of Loom - Elise Kova

Finally getting back to reading this book after having to take a break from it, so I could read some books for a book tour I am doing this Friday.  Cvareh still is my favorite, and so is Flor. The plot is definitely interesting, and so trying to figure out the mystery of Ari, and why she acts the way she does towards Cvareh. So I can't wait to find out more about Ari's past.

Reading progress update: I've read 50%.

Shadow People  - Alec John Belle

Things are really getting even more exciting in the second book. Kadin is super sexy and such a very bad boy. Phillip is okay, don't really know how I feel about him still. Hayden I love so freaking much, I feel so bad for him because of him feeling like because he's gay, he won't be able to go to heaven when he dies. I really like Frostbite, and Kristen also. 

Full review to come on Friday, when I will be reviewing the first three books for this series, that will have at least 7 books, with book 4 coming out I believe at the end of this year.

Reading progress update: I've read 153 out of 153 pages.

Forbidden Darkness - Alec John Belle

Really great but fast read. Review coming soon.

Reading progress update: I've read 47 out of 153 pages.

Forbidden Darkness - Alec John Belle

Pretty interesting book so far. I really love Heather, and Kadin the bad guy so far at least, is pretty interesting. Really don't know much about Phillip yet whom so far is suppose to be Heather's love interest. He just really showed up a few pages ago. 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 29%.

The Alchemists of Loom - Elise Kova

Really exciting and already full of action and adventure. Favorite character has to be Cvareh (sorry if I spelled it wrong.) Followed by Florence. Even though I really like Ari as well!!!!! So far I feel this will be one of my favorite books that I read this year, will know for sure, on how the book ends. 

 

Review for Blog Tour I am Involved in.

Legacy Strain - Taylor Brooke

Legacy Strain
Taylor Brooke
(Isolation #3)
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: June 6th 2017
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Brooklyn Harper’s friends have betrayed her, her heart is broken, and all of humanity is at risk.

After Kirin’s unannounced arrival in Louisiana, Brooklyn finds herself scrambling for a way out of an impossible situation. Kirin is creating the deadly Genesis Cull, and Brooklyn doesn’t know who to turn to for help.

With no other options, she’s forced to trust her nemesis, Juneau Malloy. His support allows the group of Special Omen Operatives to gear up, form a plan of action, and train for the day when they come face-to-face with their worst fear—going to war with their friends.

There is a divide in the once inseparable group of Omens, and their only hope is to put the pieces back together.

Julian Yu Matsumoto agonizes over the difference between right and wrong, love and sacrifice, genocide and revolution. While he struggles with his feelings for Kirin, his moral compass is spinning round and round, his heart is being pulled in different directions, and Julian is desperate to answer questions he never thought he would have to ask.

Is Kirin’s Genesis Cull a revolution or genocide?

Could there be another way to save themselves and humanity as they know it?

Will Julian pay the ultimate price for loving a monster?

Their only hope for redemption is—the Legacy Strain.

 

My Review

I thought the book was good but not my favorite of the three. I would have to say that I didn't like something that we found out Brooklyn did in the story, and that's one of the main reasons that this book got 4 out of 5 stars. I think Gabriel and Porter are my favorites. I also have to say I didn't care for Julian in this book either, I just don't understand how he could feel the way he does about  Kirin. This guy didn't have any great qualities and was pretty much a boring character. Besides something he does towards the end of the story.

I did enjoy the story though I thought it had plenty of action and I loved most of the book, didn't care much for the ending of it. It wrapped up okay just not the best ending for a book. 

My rating would actually be more like a 3 1/2 stars but I went up a 4 star rating, due to the beginning and  the middle of the book.

I am still very happy that I was chosen to take part of this book tour. 

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Author Bio:

Taylor Brooke is the author of the sci-fi adventure trilogy The Isolation Series. She started out as a freelance makeup artist, and quickly discovered her love of elves, zombies, mermaids, kaiju, and monsters of all kinds. After receiving eight professional certifications in special effects makeup, working on countless projects, and fleshing out a multitude of fantastical creatures, she turned her imagination back to her one true love — books. Taylor has had a knack for writing since she was a little girl, and received recognition for her skills throughout grade school and junior college. When she’s not nestled in a blanket typing away on her laptop, she can be found haunting the local bookstore with a cup of steaming hot tea in her hands, scanning the shelves for new reads, or hiking one of the many mountains that surround her home in Oregon.

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Just started this one.

The Alchemists of Loom - Elise Kova

I just started this book, I am really hoping I like this one because I got picked to read and review the second book, for a book tour. I heard good things about this one, so I hope its something I will really enjoy. 

Not far along because I am babysitting my niece, so reading when she's napping or isn't crappie due to teething. 

Reading progress update: I've read 300 out of 300 pages.

Project Pandora (an Assassin Fall novel) - Aden Polydoros

Really great and a roller coaster of a book. Really awesome last 100 pgs. Review coming closer to the release date!!!!!

SPOILER ALERT!

Loved it a lot more than the first one!!!!!!

Now I Rise (The Conqueror's Trilogy) - Kiersten White

I really loved this one was really a lot of killings in this one.

I really enjoyed Radu in this one, but I wish he wouldn't be so loyal to Mehmen. I just don't understand what Radu or Lada sees in that guy at all. I don't even like when his in the book he makes me sick!!!!! 

Speaking about Lada I still have a love hate relationship with her at the end of this book, just like in the first one. I can understand why she does what she does in this book, but I don't like innocence individuals getting killed. No matter if there babies, young kids, men, women, etc. 

I really like Cyprian, and I hope his in the next book, and that he doesn't die or Radu for that matter. Because I would love if those two would get together at the end. I also really like Nicolae on Lada's part of the story, as well as Stefan. I am not sure how I feel about Bogdan at this point. 

I really can't wait to see what happens next, so is going to die and who will survive in the end!!!! I hope Radu's "wife" Nazira. survives as well!!!! 

Thanks so much to the publisher, Author, and the website NetGalley for the approval of this book, when I requested it. My opinion is mined completely and no one else's!!!!

Reading progress update: I've read 28%.

Now I Rise (The Conqueror's Trilogy) - Kiersten White

Pretty good, and so far I am liking it better then the first one. I have a love hate relationship with Lada. Not a lot of fighting yet, but plenty of plotting. Can't wait to see how this one ends, will Lada become what she's always wanted to be, can't wait to see if its answered in this book. More to come later.

Reading progress update: I've read 288 out of 288 pages.

The Sparks - Kyle Prue

Review to come on the 29th as part of a book tour I am Involved in.

Reading progress update: I've read 24 out of 190 pages.

Scandal: Scions of the Star Empire #1 - Athena Grayson

DNF, review to come at another day!!!!

Currently reading

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
Children of Neptune (Volume 1) by Makenna Snow
Progress: 100%
Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas
Project Pandora (an Assassin Fall novel) by Aden Polydoros
Progress: 300/300pages
The Sparks by Kyle Prue
Progress: 288/288pages
Scandal: Scions of the Star Empire #1 by Athena Grayson
Progress: 24/190pages
The Buried Few by M.J. Lau
Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts
Progress: 24%
IDA by Alison Evans
Center of Magic: Book One of The Source Series (Volume 1) by M.J. Fields