Huntress Review

Book: Huntress

Series: Life After (Book 1) 18033139_1535980916411998_8576832909404634837_n

Author: Julie Hall

Buy your copy: Amazon

Goodreads Rating: 4.44 Stars

Goodreads Summary:

No one’s afterlife is as dispiriting as Audrey’s―at least that’s what she believes after waking up dead without her memories and being promptly assigned to hunt demons for the rest of eternity. She’s convinced God’s made a cosmic mistake; after all, she’d rather discuss the color of her nails than break them on angelic weapons.

It doesn’t help that her trainer, Logan, is as infuriating as he is attractive. And just when Audrey and Logan appear close to developing an amicable relationship, a decision made under duress pushes their hearts in a direction neither of them saw coming.

Despite her sub-par fighting abilities, an ancient weapon of unparalleled power chooses Audrey as its wielder, attracting the cautious gazes of her fellow hunters and the attention of Satan himself. With Satan’s eyes now fixed on Audrey, a battle for the safety of the living looms in the shadows.

About the Author

Julie Hall was a late blooming reader, but once captivated, writing became her dream.

14434144Going the practical route in college she earned a business degree from the University of Michigan. After school, she worked in marketing and publicity for both television and film, until she’d had enough of selling other people’s creative expressions.

She miraculously convinced her dashingly handsome husband that having ten years of experience mentoring youth, the idea of quitting her job to write a young-adult novel was the sensible thing to do.

Since then she’s become a puppy mama to a goldendoodle named Bear, and an actual mother to her adopted daughter.

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Review:

Stars: 5/5 Stars

I’m going to start off by saying just go pick up this book now (Seriously, there is no way you can be disappointed)

I LOVED this book. (Might also be my fourth time reading it, and guess what? My view of it never changes, I just love it more and more every time)

Everything having to do with Audrey and Logan was just perfect, and coming from me (The hater of all things Romance, only sometimes though) That is saying something. It isn’t over whelming. Julie made it were Audrey was still B.A.  As in without needing a guy to make her more so. (Can I be more like her please?)

Julie did an amazing job describing afterlife and Heaven, were as a lot of book always tend to over do it, by making it seem unattainable, that isn’t the case here.

I’m trying so hard not to get too spoilery for everyone! I really just loved everything about the writing, the story and the characters.

But don’t take my word for it, pick up a copy now and message me, leave me a comment and tell me your thoughts!

 


**Disclaimers**

I was sent this book by Author (Julie Hall) for review. This in no way affects my opinion on the book. (Huge thank you to Julie Hall! ❤ )

 

The Water Cave Book Review (And Giveaway!)

Book: The Water Caveunnamed-2
Series: The Transporter Series; Book 1
Author: Rachel Lopez
Buy your copy: Amazon
Goodreads Rating: 4.4 Stars
Goodreads Summary:

A sinister experiment gone wrong has come to haunt the life of an innocent girl sixteen years later. Injected with a serum developed by Satan himself, Meadow Fields discovers she is a transporter (a person with the unique ability to transfer their soul between hell and earth).

Unaware of her special gift until the day her soul transports to hell Meadow saves a tall, pale, handsome young man from drowning in the lake of the Water Cave (the outskirts of hell). This striking young man, Mark Angel, has a deep connection with Meadow and wants to help her explore her new found ability.

An unfortunate accident forces Meadow to transport to hell where she is unable to make it back home. Alone and frightened she is faced with the horrors of Satan and his fiends. Time is not on Meadow’s side, the longer she is stuck in hell the more demon like her soul becomes. In the nick of time—and with the help of a newfound ally—Meadow’s soul makes it back to Earth with moments to spare. However, her world is torn apart once more when she is faced with the reality that her loved ones are not who she believed them to be.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rachel Lopez is a Respiratory Therapist by day, a Family Coordinator for her church on the weekends, and a writer by night. Rachel lives in Hardin County, KY with her husbandunnamed-3 and three children. She loves to read, write, and to collect new hobbies. Rachel is the author of a series of books in the Transporter Series: The Water Cave, The Cave of Darkness,

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REVIEW:
Stars: 4/5 Stars

It took me awhile to get into the book (Mostly Because I’ve been focused on reading 10 other books..Oops)

Once I got into The Water Cave I couldn’t put it down. I loved how the Underworld was described in the book. (I had some serious Charmed vibes from it)

From the Being I liked Mark (Just my style) At time Meadow seems a little annoying to me but it went away as I kept reading. I felt like in the school scenario  she just didn’t fit in, she was throw into the mixed and force cut into the puzzle of high school. That was one of the main things that really bugged me.

**Disclaimers**
I was sent this book by Author (Rachel Lopes) for review. This in no way affects my opinion on the book. (Huge thank you to <Rachel!)

Rachel is celebrating the release of The Water Cave with a Facebook party on May 4th at 8PM EST. Prepare for a fun night of chat, games, and giveaways not only with the author, but with special guests Desiree Williams and Sara Baysinger. Facebook Party

Rachel has generously offered to give away a signed paperback of The Water Cave, a $15 Amazon gift card, and a book mark (one winner). Open to US only Giveaway

 

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Blog Tour Schedule

April 25th Launch Day – HOPE through the Pages

April 26th #onelinewednesday – HOPE through the Pages

April 27th Character Interview – HOPE through the Pages // Author Interview – The Overactive Imagination

April 28th Book Review – Pages of Remedyz

April 29th Guest Post (Top 3) – Lands Uncharted

May 1st Book Review – Indie Book Reviews

May 2nd Book Spotlight – Deeply Shallow

May 3rd Author Interview – Zerina Blossom’s Books

May 4th Book Review & Author Interview – Fairies, Fantasy, and Faith // The Water Cave Book Launch Facebook Party

 

Defier Review

Book: Defier: The Girl Who Stood25987793

Series: Defier (Book 1)
Author: Mandy Fender
Buy your copy: Amazon
Goodreads Rating: 4.18 Stars
Goodreads Summary:

-A YA novel inspired by Christian bravery that will not only entertain but inspire and challenge your faith!- – Early Reader
Redemptive Fiction Award of Excellence Winner
When her faith makes her a target, Lennox Winters must leave everything she knows behind and face the harsh truth of what her world has become. The raised scar on her chest reminds her she still has a purpose, but is her purpose worth the sacrifice? With a new Regime taking over America and imprisoning Christians, she finds where her real strength comes from. As she rediscovers her faith in Christ, she must decide whether she will stand or bow in the face of her enemies.
They said her faith would be the death of her, but her faith is what made her alive.
Are you brave enough to defy?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
13455621Mandy Fender is an award-winning author, speaker, and blogger who hopes to glorify God and uplift others. She guest blogs for Broken, Beautiful, and Bold and has a monthly inspirational article in a local newspaper. Her writing has been featured in Devozine magazine for teens and Epifiction.

It is her aim to live and love like Christ and her writing is just another avenue to do that. She’s a new homeschool mom and serves in full time ministry with her husband in the great state of Texas.

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REVIEW:
Stars:  5/5 Stars

I absolutely fell in love with Defier. Mandy Fender wrote such an amazing story. The characters were well developed, and pull you into the story. I couldn’t put the book down. I loved how the book doesn’t lead to the idea of a dystopian book until you get a few chapters in. It was a breath of fresh air, with all of the Dystopian books out these days, that throw you right in the middle of all of the chaos, and just expect you to figure it out. You are lead into the story the same way that the Character are. (Might I just say that it takes a Pro to do this right? Go Mandy!)

This book talks about Christianity (If you aren’t religious this won’t be an issue, You’ll understand what I mean when you read. You won’t be bias, or offended ect.) and standing for what you believe in the face of adversity. (The Girl Who Stood, come on. GIRL POWER!)

The story line reminded me a lot of events that happened in the Holocaust, which as a History Major pulled me into the writing more. I wish I could express into better words just how much I love this book.

If you have been looking for a good Dystopian book that you won’t want to put down, pick up Defier now!
**Disclaimers**

I was sent this book by Author (Mandy Fender) for review. This in no way affects my opinion on the book. (Huge thank you to Mandy!)

**The Author gave me a copy but I choose to write a review. This Review is completely honest and is my own opinions of the book*

Chasing Time Review

Book: Chasing Time33513122
Series: A Love Through Time (Book 1)
Author: Stephany Wallace
Buy your copy: Amazon
Goodreads Rating: 4.52 Stars
Goodreads Summary:

How long would you wait for love?
How hard would you fight for it?

Samantha Johnson never thought she would meet her soul mate at the age of five. Yet she did. She is irrevocably in love with the man that has always been there for her. He is her strength, and she is certain he’ll be in her life forever. But she doesn’t realize that life doesn’t go the way we plan, and he is about to rip her heart to pieces.

Jonathan Smith doesn’t believe in love. His parents’ failed marriage is just another testament of the deception people willingly put themselves through. A mistake he will never allow himself to make. No exceptions. He only needs one thing, Sam. She has been his best friend since they were kids. She knows him better than anyone, and he owes her everything.

Until one fated night, and five unforgettable words, changed their lives forever. Now, thousands of miles apart, they will be forced to build a new life. But sometimes the worst of heartbreaks are meant to be.

Can they find their way back to each other, or does true love have an expiration date?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Award Winning Author Stephany Wallace, published her debut Paranormal Romance, Hidden Magic, in October 2016 and her Adult Contemporary Chasing Time December 2016. However, she has actually been writing since she was about 12 years old. Thanks to the influence of her Literature Professor who was also a poet, she began to write Poetry, which allowed her passion for writing to grow. Writing songs followed as her passion extended to music. An artist, in passion and heart, she enjoys all forms of Art and occasionally indulges in drawing, playing her guitar, singing, and her poetry. As any die hard Star Wars and Disney fan would naturally do, she moved to Orlando to be closer to Disney a few years back, where she lives happily ever after with her family.

She currently writes YA/NA Paranormal Romance and Adult Contemporary Romance. Shortly after her NPR debut she won two awards as Best Debut Author 2016, Hidden Magic Magic won the award for Best Debut Novel and her character Cynwrig Bresall won Best Book Boyfriend From Another Country.

She has several books in the works at the moment, publication in 2017.

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REVIEW:
Stars: 4.5/5 Stars
** spoiler alert ** So I love this book. I couldn’t put it down. I feel heartbroken by that cliff hanger ending too.

Writing: 5/5
Love Interest 1: 1/5
Love Interest 2: 4/5
That 5 Year later part is gonna haunt me..

Feels on the book:
Samantha: I LOVE HER. It was insta love for me. I felt like I could relate to the character and that is such a big deal for me. I love her story with Jonathan(In the beginning if I’m being honest, more on that later) and Christopher . Just wow. Amazing.

Jonathan: Well I hate to say it but ugh. Just No. I had no love for him at any part of the story except for when he was little. I don’t know if it was just me but I didnt like him. He seemed like what my gen would call a “Fuck boy” I feel bad for hating him but I just didnt like him. (Might be personal reasons but he reminded me of my ex and I spent the WHOLE book wanting to punch him in the face)

Jonathan & Samantha: Ill admit it was super cute that they grew up together and they had a deep connection, but I just didn’t feel like they belonged together (Horrible right?) In my mind I’m just stuck in the the asshole is doing great, go figure. jack off. Samantha deserves better… which leads me to…

Samantha & Christopher: WOW. Okay. I loved them together. I felt like they fixed each other. I didnt feel it in a rebound way I honestly wanted them to be together. I still do. They fit together, they have the same interests and he is amazing. He is the guy Samantha deserves.

Let me say again I love this book. It is going to stay with me, but I can’t help but feel robbed. Jonathan just reminds me way too much of the Guy that you should stay away from when Christopher is much rather the guy you should be with. Maybe its just me?

**Disclaimers**

I was sent this book by Author (Stephany Wallace) for review. This in no way affects my opinion on the book. (Huge thank you to Stephany!)

**The Author gave me a copy but I choose to write a review. This Review is completely honest and is my own opinions of the book*