Beautiful Darkness ( Caster Chronicles #2) – Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

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*Book Description*Ethan

Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always
called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met
mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that
had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored
ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks.
A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena’s family of powerful
Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical,
life-altering events happen.

                                                                             Sometimes life-ending. 
they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test
their relationship. And now that Ethan’s eyes have been opened to the
darker side of Gatlin, there’s no going back. Haunted by strange
visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town’s
tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network
of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where
nothing is as it seems.

*Divas Thoughts*

Beautiful
Darkness is the second installment in the Caster Chronicles.
And….it´s also a little darker than book #1. I liked this
book less because the story went in a direction I didn´t enjoy.
I had it all pictured out in my mind ( before I read Beautiful
Darkness ). I saw a truck load of action and a whole lot more secrets
coming…..except…..nothing major happened. I was constantly
waiting for the moment what would knock me off my feet until I
reached the last page. That was basically it. There was so much build
up in book #1 and in the second book…there was nothing.

There are
a few things that stuck out ( in a bad way ) to me and kind of got on
my nerves while reading:

– Lena became sort of a massive brat

– Ethan was like a love-sick puppy

– the hunt for Lena was boring

In all
honesty….either you find the person you´re looking for and
all ends well ( or not ), or you don´t find that person at all.
This ( 503 pages) story was about Ethan looking for Lena after she
turned into some kind of „maybe good, maybe evil“ being
who acts like a teenager who could use a boot camp for a year. The
few times Lena´s character actually showed up in the book
annoyed the hell out of me. And Ethan….well…let´s just say
that I loved him in the first book and in this one I felt that he
should have had a new mission in life besides running after the
impossible Lena. The connection they had wasn´t even in this
book. It was described.. I couldn´t feel it. It seemed like the
authors were trying way to hard to top the first book by adding all
kinds of non matching ideas to make the story much more interesting.
If you ask me…they failed miserably.

I felt no
angst, no sorrow, and no sympathy. Those are things I love to read
about. That´s the stuff a reader usually craves. The story was
flatter than a piece of paper with NADA emotions.

Would I recommend this book?

It´s
a series….and book #1 was great. I have no idea if I would
recommend this one.

Would I re-read this book?

No.

The Divas are giving Beautiful
Disaster ( Caster Chronicles #2) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
2 out of 5 champagne glasses

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Beautiful Creatures ( Caster Chronicles #1) – Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

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Book Description

Is falling in love the beginning . . . or the end?

In Ethan Wate’s hometown there lies the darkest of secrets . . .

There is a girl. Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head . . . Green eyes, black hair. Lena Duchannes.

There is a curse. On the Sixteenth Moon, the Sixteenth Year, the Book will take what it’s been promised. And no one can stop it.

In the end, there is a grave.

Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed and on her sixteenth birthday, her fate will be decided.Ethan never even saw it coming.

Divas Thoughts

This was a freaking cool dark / fantasy / magical / mystery / paranormal book! Seriously….we thought the story was unique.
What started out pretty normal and simple in a small town called Gatlin, South Carolina. Gatlin is filled with stuffy families who´ve occupied the town for generations and hardly welcome anyone new or anyone who doesn´t share the same opinion. If you don´t have a club card, you ain´t comin´in.

So, bored Ethan stumbles upon the new kid in town, Lena, who is even more awkward and isn´t really accepted by Gatlin´s society ( even if her family has occupied the same town for just as long as other families). Lena is a shy, reserved young girl who dresses odd and acts even more strange. Both become friends ( later they become more ) and go through an adventerous journey that never dies down.

Even if Ethan had a boring life at the beginning, it immediately felt like we were being sucked into a world we had no clue existed. We had a ball reading about what he / they went through to get the missing pieces to their puzzle. Lena and Ethan´s unknown connection to each other kept us guessing and guessing and guessing…. We were kept in the dark through-out the complete story. A total unpredictable tale about love, loyalty, independence, and….MAGIC!

We were constantly aware of the potential danger that was dangling above the main characters, but never knew until close to the end what was going to happen.
There was just one thing that startled us…there was a short „ Carrie“ moment during a classroom scene. It was fun….but it reminded us of the movie „ Carrie“. That didn´t ruin the story at all. We´d say it made the story even more interesting. The things Lena went through were sad and no one but her own uncle and Ethan were there for her ( since the rest of the town was against her ).

We´re not huge fans of giving too much info away, so we´ll stop right here with our review.
The characters were ALL wonderful and made us want to know more about them. We enjoyed the steady build-up and the cute, yet still intense, love the main characters shared with each other.

If you want an EXCITING, MAGICAL, ENCHANTING, and CAPTIVATING read….then you must get this book. It´s fun.
Even if this book isn´t stuffed with sexual content, or sexy as hell vampires we´d recommend this book to everyone who loves a really good story. Just keep in mind that this book has 563 pages ( it´s a damn long read! ).  

The Divas are giving Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl 4 out of 5 stars.

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This book ( series ) can be purchased through Amazon

Reckless – Cornelia Funke

 

Reckless

Book Description

Ever since Jacob Reckless was a child, he has been escaping to a hidden world through a portal in his father’s abandoned study. Over the years, he has made a name for himself as a finder of enchanted items and buried secrets. He’s also made many enemies and allies–most important, Fox, a beautiful shape-shifting vixen whom Jacob cares for more than he lets on.

But life in this other world is about to change. Tragedy strikes when Jacob’s younger brother, Will, follows him through the portal. Brutally attacked, Will is infected with a curse that is quickly transforming him into a Goyl–a ruthless killing machine, with skin made of stone.

Jacob is prepared to fight to save his brother, but in a land built on trickery and lies, Jacob will need all the wit, courage, and reckless spirit he can summon to reverse the dark spell–before it’s too late.


Divas Thoughts

I bought this book 2010, when it just came out. The first thing that caught my eye was the cover. It looked pretty creepy and since I was in some kind of creeped phase, while shopping, I decided to buy this book and give it a try. Uuuh…..I don´t really know what to say about this book, other than it was a little less than OK. Let me explain why.

The writing style felt plump, dry and driven. I wanted to get into the story, but I had a hard time because nothing really made any sense. After a few pages I got thrown into the wacky hidden world with no feedback on the characters at all. Strange.

I also struggled with the characters. They felt stiff and not interesting enough for me to continue the book. BUT, since I´m a strong believer in reading a book to the bitter end, I dragged myself through page after page, hoping I would find something that would grab my attention. But there wasn´t anything.

The story had potential if it were written by someone else- I could easily see another paranormal author take this story and turn it into an exciting one. The story sounded so interesting. I thought it was interesting…if only there were some more sparks, action, emotions, etc….and less confusion.

Funny thing is: After I finished this book I googled the author and then it hit me hard. I should have known. Lol. This book was originally written and published in German. I never knew that. When I read the original book title I laughed so hard because it has nothing to do with the english title. ( The movie title translations have that same issue. THAT SUCKS!) „Steinernes Fleisch“ means Stoney Flesh…not Reckless. Besides….Reckless was the main characters last names. ( I´m really really trying to understand why the author used that and why…this is so confusing..just like the story…) And no….I didn´t google that because I am half german. So, the writing style didn´t surprise me at all anymore after I found out where this book came from. Germans tend to have a unique ( I´m trying to put it nicely ) way of storytelling. And I am not very fond of it because of the negatives I´ve mentioned above. I even tried to read this book in german to see if there was a difference from the english format…..and nope. There´s no difference at all.

It´s also sad to say that I won´t be reading the second installment of this series.

Would I recommend this book?

  • Not sure. Maybe it´s just not my „ cup of tea“

Would I re-read this book?

  • Nope. Not in any language ever again. After reading this book in 2 different languages, I can safely say that it probably wouldn´t be any better in French, Italian, or Russian.

The Divas are giving Reckless by Cornelia Funke 2 out of 5 champagne glasses

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Goddess Of Spring ( Goddess Summoning # 2 ) – P. C. Cast

Goddess Of Spring

Book Description

Lina’s trendy bakery in Tulsa is proving to be less than lucrative, and she must come up with a plan. When she stumbles upon an Italian Goddess cookbook, Lina can’t help but think she’s found the answer to her problem—even if it means invoking a goddess to save her business.

Soon enough, Lina finds herself face-to-face with Demeter, who has a plan of her own. She proposes that Lina exchange souls with Persephone, the Goddess of Spring, who will breathe new life into the bakery. In return, Lina must set order to the Underworld.

Before all this, Lina’s problems mostly involved sourdough and second dates. Now that she embodies the enchanting Persephone, Lina has weightier things on her mind—like the formidable task of bringing Spring to a world of spirits. But when the handsome, brooding Hades kindles a spark in her heart, Lina wonders if this Lord of the Underworld might be the man of her dreams.

Divas Thoughts

OMG! The Goddess Of Spring ( book # 2 ) was, in our opinions, T.H.E most romantic mythology, fantasy, paranormal ( not so sure about paranormal, but it fits somehow ) magical, lovestory, novel we have read in a long time! We LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. The first book in the Goddess Summoning series gave us a taste of what was to come next, and boy were we thrilled to know this book was about another Greek God. But not just about any God. Nope. This story´s main characters were 2 very well known Gods in the real mythology. Hades, God of the Underworld, and Persephone, Goddess of Spring. Dear Lord, they couldn´t have been any different and yet more perfect for one another.

If you know your Greek Gods, then you probably know the real story about Hades and Persephone. What happened to them and how they ended up with each other. While legends were quite brutal back in the days, P. C. Cast managed to turn something brute-ish into an actual lovestory that made our hearts leap out of our chests! Bravo to the author for keeping it close to real with the facts and still making this story unique!!

When we think about Hades, we see an evil God who rules the dead, keeping everything in check, right? Well, just imagine that kind of God with to-die-for looks. Imagine that God being rude. And then imagine him, in all his glory, standing next to one of the Gods most beautiful figure amongst them all. Persephone. The Goddess is send to the underworld to rule the dead with Hades. How awful. So far, so good?

Hades softens towards the beautiful Goddess and shows her a different side of himself. When they fall in love with each other, something awful happens. Something that should never have happened in the first place. One tragic thing leads to another and a reader is left with so many ugly emotions ( angst is written big in this book!! )

We found ourselves rooting for Hades to finally find love, and we were cheering for Lina to find some happiness in her life. Wait….did we just mention Lina? Hmm….damn, we did, didn´t we? Well, Lina is apart of the whole mess. Read the book and find out for yourself why and how..* evil laugh*

The sex was something we´ll never forget. There was no BDSM in this book which was fantastic ( we need a change of wallpaper ). The close scenes Hades and Persephone / Lina had were something off the charts steamy! We´re not going to say ” Best sex ever ” because it wasn´t. It was just sexy and steamy as hell ( or Hades)!!

With the Goddess of Spring, the author once again impressed us with her easy, swift writing. We had no troubles reading this book and were totally bummed that their story ended. The devastation, the agony, the angst was all over with the last page. * sniffle *

A fabulous read for any romance lover!

Would we recommend this book?
– Hell yeah!

Would we re-read this book?
– Definitely!

The Divas are giving Goddess Of Spring by P. C. Cast 5 out of 5 hot champagne glasses!

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Goddess Of The Sea ( Goddess Summoning #1) – P. C. Cast

Goddess Of The Sea

Book Description

On the night of her twenty-fifth birthday, alone in her apartment, Air Force Sergeant Christine Canady wished for one thing: a little magic in her life. After drinking way too much champagne, she performed, of all crazy things, a goddess-summoning ritual, hoping that it would somehow make her life a little less ordinary…but she never believed the spell would actually work.

When her military plane crashes into the ocean, CC’s mission overseas takes an unexpected turn. She awakens to find herself in a legendary time and place where magic rules the land—occupying the body of the mythic mermaid Undine. But there is danger in the waters and the goddess Gaea turns this modern, military gal into a beautiful damsel so that she can seek shelter on land.

CC is soon rescued (literally) by a knight in shining armor. She should he falling in love with this dream-come-true, but instead she aches for the sea and Dylan, the sexy merman who has stolen her heart.

Divas Thoughts

P.C. Cast wasn´t unknown to us before. We caught her name standing out when her House Of Nights books were getting big. Now, there are only so many vampire books you can read in a short time so we decided to look up other pieces written by this New York Times Bestselling Author. We stumbled upon her Goddess Summoning series and started to read the first book without knowing what we would get ourselves into. The Book description doesn´t really give a reader ansy idea what´s to be expected.
We read it and we were totally surprised. We were like: ” Mermaids? Really??” * cracking up over here *.

The story starts out realistic and within a few minutes a reader gets sucked into the mythical world of Gods and other non existing creatures. Pure bliss for any Greek mythology lover. There were parts of the ” old world ” taken and worked into a romance that was really enjoyable. Unfortunately, this book lacked of that special spark needed to make this a full blown 5 star review. The story was there, the historical facts ( as far as mythology can be considered historical ) were there as well. But the spark was missing.

The lovestory between Christine and Dylan was good, but we wanted more. We wanted them to have more love between them and less threat against them. The sex was…..hmm….we do not want to spoil it for you. If you´re thinking about how mermaids can have sex….well, let us tell you that we weren´t the only ones quetioning that. You have got to read this book yourselves in order to understand it all. It´s unusual, but still great!
Hard not to love the mermaids, though. * shoulder shrugging *

All in all we thought this book was a great start for the author´s Goddess Summoning series.

Would we recommend this book?
– Yes.

Would we re-read this book?
Maybe.

The Divas are giving Goddess Of The Sea 3 out of 5 slippery / splashy champagne glasses.

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This book can be purchased on Amazon and B&N as paperback or ebook.

 

Shiver ( The wolves Of Mercy Falls # 1) – Maggie Stiefvater

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* I purchased this book for my own enjoyment *

Book Description:

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without.

Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human… until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It’s her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

My Thoughts:

!00% cute. To my surprise….this was an entertaining book! Not kidding here. I´m not a huge fan of YA novels or series…but this one is quite good. It lacks of all the stuff I usually crave for while reading a book, but i knew this was just a young adult story, so I just accepted the fact that I wouldn´t get to read about passionate nutcases ( Jesse, Christian, Ethan, David, Tony, etc. ) Shiver didn´t drive me crazy, but it was a good read. This book can be compared to the Twilight Saga. It´s not a 1:1 copy like other readers may think. Some scenes are just like scenes from Twilight, but that was about it. It´s just a simple, sad, and totally cute lovestory between a human and a wolf.

The characters weren´t THAT original, but I liked them because they weren´t pushy or constantly bitchy or on a war path with their emotions. Of course there was some conflicts in this book….but nothing major.

I can see why this book would grab alot of young fangirlies attention. It´s heartbraking and and loving and completely sad. It´s unforgiving and mysterious. A forbidden love between a human girl and a wolf. How exciting..:-) Despite what others may think about this book: I thought the writing style was OKAY and story was OKAY too. I enjoyed it from the beginning to the end. But I can also see why fans of NA, Mature Adult 18+ lovers wouldn´t find this book good at all.

This book is the first in a whole series. I haven´t read any other books by this author before, but I just might dive into the next book in this series soon..:-)

Would I recommend this book?
– sure I would. It was a good cute read.

Would I re-read this book?
– Yeah, I might do that sometime again.:-)

The Divas are giving Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater 3 out of 5 champagne glasses

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The Masquerade: The Remedy ( Devil´s Eyes #5 ) – Jennifer Loren

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Jennifer Loren did it again! And this time….she knocked the wind out of my lungs with the fifth installment of the Devil´s Eyes series. The Masquerade: The Remedy was another fantastic read! A great completion to the series. I´m gonna go ahead and rate this book with 5 out of 5 champagne glasses and explain my thoughts later.

Let me start again with Nick Jayzon ( Oh shuush….let me swoon for a bit, okay?…thanks.) That man kicked ass….No, really. He kicked some serious ass in this book! I was shocked and surprised about what he became after his own grandfather ( Dennis Savage )  poisoned him. Nick may have been intimidating ( and sexy!! ) in the first books, but in this one..he  was a killing machine ( a sexy as hell killing machine, mind you..) One who´s only purpose was to demolish everything and anyone who wanted to stop him. And still….my love for him never faded. * sigh*…
That guy was dangerous to the core!

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And now to the story.

Nick´s wife, Kayla, and the rest of Nick´s family and friends, were dead set on saving Nick from becoming the worst nightmare EVER! Sadly….it was to late and that meant the people who were willing to save Nick, were now trying to kill him. All except for Kayla. She was the only one who wouldn´t give up. With a little help from a few new characters, she found the strength to fight against the ultimate evil! But will she succeed? Will Kayla be able to turn Nick back into the man she loved, the father of her children?

This book kept me up all night. I neglected my household and my hubby so I could FINALLY see in which direction Nick and Kalya were heading.I kept wishing that Nick wouldn´t kill his wife throughout the whole book! Page after page…I was bitching to my husband ( poor guy…Oh well * shoulder shrug * ) about how Nick should see Kayla for who she really was..  The Masquerade: The Remedy,  was awful, devastating, gut wrenching, sad, desperate, and I felt ready to kill Savage myself!  I hated that guy so much. Everytime his character popped up I felt this awful sting in my gut and wanted nothing more than for him to just drop dead. The way Savage treated Nick, his own daughter and even his minions was pathetic. Each and every character that was newly introduced in this book ( I´m not talking about the evil ones…) saved themselves a special place in my heart! Jennifer Loren really does know how to create loveable characters. Do I have a complaint? Yeah. I have two. First…..Ryan….why him?? That made me so sad to see that scene. Heartbreaking!!!! Totally sob worthy! And second: The series is over. Done with. I have a hard time accepting that, because the author created so many chances for this series to continue..:-)

MY personal wish came true when i reached the end of the book. I felt so much pride for Kayla and Nick. What they went through was beyond anything normal. But their bond just showed me that nothing can destroy true love. Not even the devil himself.

My opinion of the author:
I came upon Jennifer Loren´s books through a recommendation and it was the best I received so far. A big THANK YOU to Lisa Ashmore ( give me more, babe! ) The author made the complete series ( The Devil´s Eyes ) exciting and captivating….always making her audience hold their breath. Her writing style is simple and fun. Her stories flow fluently and never get bored. I have no doubt this author will hit it big really soon.

The Divas Book Blog are giving The Masquerade: The Remedy ( book # 5 The Devil´s Eyes series) 5 out of 5 champagne glasses.

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The Devil´s Masquerade: The Poison ( The Devil´s Eyes # 4 ) – Jennifer Loren

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OMG! I was totally enchanted by The Devil´s Masquerade: The Poison by the A.W.E.S.O.M.E. author Jennifer Loren. If the other 3 previous books were gut-twisting…..then this one was anxiously infuriating. I enjoyed every second of the angsty feeling I had from the first page to the last.

I didn´t know there was anything that could tear Nick and his Kayla apart….until….Dennis Savage decided to make it his mission to destroy the couple and make Nick Jayzon ( oh, by the by….who is also the devil´s grandson…) his.

The feelings I got while reading this book were outrageous. I felt my heart beating fast after every chapter and I wanted nothing more than for Nick to go all super scary bad/good guy on his grandpa´s ass. This story made me nuts ( in the best way ever! ).

Can the enemy take over and destroy a bond that is unbreakable?. In this book….It sure can! When Savage wants something….he will go to extremes to get it. And in this case…he was on his way to take control over Nick to complete the destiny that was planned for the Savage family. Nick was to take his place as the demon he was supposed to be. With his ability to eliminate anything that got in his way, Nick was born to be at the devils side. But was that what Nick wanted for himself?

Nick was aware of Savage and his plans, but wanted nothing to do with them. His love and devotion for his wife, Kayla, and his two sons was the only thing that kept Nick in the right place, and with only that….Nick was the richest man on earth. When Nick found out about Savages´ major plan to take over the unisverse, Nick was determinded to fight the evil that was seaking him out. But unfortunately without success. Savage gets his sticky little claws on Nick and leaves Kayla, the kids, and many others confused behind. How could the man who protected his biggest priority just drop everything and leave? How could he stop loving his equal within a few moments?

Haha….Thats for you guys to find out! I was so ready to attack at that moment. The frustration I felt was unbearable and I wanted to beat the crap out of the situation. No….scratch that…..I wanted to beat the whole book up!

I´m telling y´all…..the heartbreak and the agony I felt for some characters was so heavy, it felt like my own. Eli, Kayla, Ryan, Nick, and even some family members from the ” dark-side” were such a joy to read about and to see what they had to struggle with.

Can Kayla´s love save Nick from becoming the ultimate evil? Will both be able to win against the greatest evil facing this earth? I sure as hell hope so! If not….I might have a nervous breakdown!

With this book being the 4th in the series….I kind of thought there wasn´t much more an author could come up with to keep the complete story interesting enough. I´ve read enough books to see major differences between this series and others..for example: there was NO constantly repeating the dialogues, trying to fill in plot-holes, and desperately trying to capture a readers attention by focusing on just one topic ( may that be from sex to emotions or any other subject you can imagine)…Jennifer Loren balanced everything perfectly. There was enough of everything, and for a reader to want more. A very very tricky thing to manage, but in my opinion….turning a romance into a paranormal romance (with still a very realistic edge to it) AND keeping the speed of the story at an increasing pace, the author nailed it.

Now, what about the outcome from all of the twists and turns of events in this story? The author really made a point of making you WANT to read the next book. You will want to read the next book ASAP! The ending was spectacular. I loved how there was a reason given to fight….fight for Nick, for the good, and for justice. Oh, and by the way…..there was one character in this book that I loved just as much as I do Elijah and Nick…and that was Kamini. She was something odd but yet totally cool and gave the story another unique touch to it. A must have in the Devil´s Eyes world.

Since I obviously cannot get enough of the book / series / author…..it´s not a surprise at all that this book will receive a fantastic rating..:-)
Read, Read, and READ this book…..damn….read the series!!!! You´ll love it!

The Divas are giving The Devil´s Masquerade: The Poison ( # 4 The Devil´s Eyes) by Jennifer Loren 5 out of 5 champagne glasses!!

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The Devil´s Son ( # 3 The Devil´s Eyes) – Jennifer Loren

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The Devil´s Son is the third book from The Devil´s Eyes series by the lovely Jennifer Loren, and I have to admit….this one shocked and surprised me! When did a story that started out oh so sassy / hot / badass / and completely sexed up sexy turn into paranormal? NEVER did I see that one coming.

You know….when I read a book and the main male character gets ( in some way or another) introduced…they ALL have something mystical about them. Their captivating / hypnotizing eyes, their godly shaped face, etc. And with this book it was no different for me, until I came to the part where I started questioning the genre. lol. Was it still romance? hmm…of course! Was it more than I had hoped it would be? Hell yeah! With the new twist of events….I was more in love with this series than ever.

The second book , The Devil´s Revenge, ends with huge spoiler for readers to know what person is next on Nick´s death-list. And THAT person is not one who anyone wants to deal with. Dennis Savage is everyone´s nightmare! The ULTIMATE EVIL. Anyone who had the pleasure to get into his way was brutally killed. I even felt the need to silently walk away, even though I was safe and sound in my livingroom.

And there are only 2 people who want Savage dead. Simone ( the new chief of police and brother inlaw to Nick) and of course, Nick himself. Alot goes down in this book. There were many flashbacks ( ooooh, I love scenes from the past!! ) and therefor, many questions were answered regarding Franky, Nick´s parents, and Nick´s siblings.
Let´s not forget that Dennis Savage also played a huge roll in the flashbacks, so that was very informative and a delight to read about! The author has a way of coloring out an enthralling scene and for that I was greatful! Because….I wouldn´t have feared Savage so much, nor would I have felt the love Nick showed and the loss he went through or still had ahead of him. ( wanna know who all these people are and what important role they play in Nick´s life?…Buy the book! lol)

The new characters in this book were much more scary and made the characters from the previous books seem like pickpockets. These new characters would have made me pack my guns and run for the hills. I was mentally screaming at the good guys ( THAT is….if you can call a criminal a good guy,…still working that one out for myself) to run and hide under a bridge and get new identities, but NO! They had to go and take it up with the almighty evil!

The pure evilness ( Savage ) had other plans up his sleeve and wanted to force Nick´s future, his fate upon him, no matter what it took. And that meant, going to extremes to make

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things happen. But, try to cross a man´s path when he tries to keep his family safe….( ooooh, how fun!!)

Maybe it was just me being ignorant ( or being in love with Nick….* pathetic giggle* ), but I didn´t see any paranormal activities in the first two books. The title of this book should have bitten me in the ass, because…..it does look quite paranormal too me now….* shaking head * Nick´s life seemed so realistic in book 1 + 2. But bringing in some demon like creature into the game was a total welcome! It fit perfectly.

Everything in this book was intense. Nick´s fears, the angst, the love…..it was all doubled and made the whole story even more exciting.

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I was holding my breath during the last quarter of the book. All the hope I had for Nick and Kayla, for their friends ( especially Elijah…I heart the guy) , for their family was hanging on a thin thread. I was a total mess with the last part. I was very anxious, and I don´t do anxious! Nick would do anything for his own family, but will it be enough to save them from all the evil that´s just around the corner? Can the Jayzon family survive fate? I have absolutely no clue myself. lol…..But what I do know is that this book was AWESOME!

Even if you´re not a huge paranormal fan….you will fall in love with this book. There isn´t even a fraction of paranormal-overload here. There´s enough emotion to get you on the edge and pull you back to misery. This book will most likely NOT DISAPPOINT!

The Divas are giving The Devil´s Son ( book #3 The Devil´s Eyes) by Jennifer Loren a 5 out of 5 champagne glasses!!

Shattered Into Beautiful – Mel Ballew

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Puuh……Normally, I am not a mega huge fan of Paranormal Romances. But this book, Shattered Into Beautiful by Mel Ballew blew me away. I knew this was the author´s fist novel, so I kind of had mixed feelings when I approached this book. When I started reading the first pages, I was captivated! So, to hell with the mixed feelings…I was so excited to get more into the story! The book was excellent.

If you´re searching for love and romance, involving witches and vampires…..then Shattered into Beautiful will not disappoint! This book has it all with the perfect amount of everything that needs to be in a story.

This story is about a a young witch, Sylver, who hasn´t ascended yet. And of course, the story wouldn´t be half as good if it weren´t for the fact that Sylver wasn´t allowed to be with a certain creature. Like: the hubba hubba , mouth watering Zander, a vampire. But that isn´t everything. There are so many events happening in this book that it´s really hard not to tell you anything without giving a huge hunk of important information away. What I can tell you is that you won´t be able to do any skimming through the pages. There are so many interesting details inbetween that need to be read in order to understand the story completely. There are also so many twists and turns that will keep you on your toes from the beginning to the end!

You really have to read this one for yourself to find out what I mean. * giggle*…What I can promise you is that you will get pulled so fast into the book and you will wish that the story will never end! It´s an emotional ride that I totally enjoyed and I cannot wait for the second book!!

I do have one tiny complaint…….Shattered into Beautiful has a freaking cliffhanger ending! ( oh I just hate cliffhangers, they always screw my day up..lol)

Now…..go and get Shattered into Beautiful! Now…..and if you don´t mind…..start reading it right away!! I´m telling you, people. For an author who´s written her first novel….this book is one BIG FAT must read!

Note to author: Excellent work! Well done. You made me love your paranormal romance!

The Divas are giving Shattered into Beautiful 4 our of 5 Champagne glasses.