Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Rebecca Maizel's Infinite Days

Author: Rebecca Maizel
Author's Blog: http://rebeccamaizel.blogspot.com/
Title: Infinite Days 
Published: 2010

Description from the back of the book:
"'Throughout all my histories, I found no one I loved more than you...no one.'
Those were some of Rhode's last words to me. The last time he would pronounce his love. The last time I would see his face. 
It was the first time in 592 years I could take a breath. Lay in the sun. Taste. Rhode sacrificed himself so I, Lenah Beaudonte, could be human again. So I could stop the blood lust.
I never expected to fall in love with someone who wasn't Rhode. But Justin was...daring. Exciting. More beautiful than I could dream. I never expected to be sixteen again...but then, I never expected my past to come back and haunt me.


"A vampire in love can communicate with his mate telepathically, though Vicken's connection should have been severed with my transformation."

I read Infinite Days when it was first released and it is amazing. Learning and experiencing life through Lenah's eyes was so fun and enlightening. I felt sympathy for her at times and thought she seemed so real and down-to-earth. The ending was phenomenal. It leaves off on a slight cliff-hanger which tends to bother me, but I liked this one. I think everyone should read this book. As usual please tell me about your own teases and tell me what you think about this book. 

Name Change

Ok. So I am sorry for any confusion this might cause but I'm doing it early on, so it shouldn't.

I changed the blog name to: Once Upon a Coffin. With the tagline: You Can't Judge a Vampire by her Cover.

I still read and love all books but paranormal and romance are my two favorites and vampires are probably my favorite paranormal "species" I guess.

So I hope you like the new name. Let me know what you think. Bye byeeeee.

Monday, April 29, 2013

I am starting the A-Z reading challenge

A little late, but I am starting the A-Z reading challenge

A: The Awakening by Kate Chopin
B: Becoming Red by Jess Raven and Paula Black
C: Cherishing Destiny by Noelle Blakely
D: Damaged Goods by Lainey Reese
E: Ensuing Darkness by Alexis Cain
F: Flash (Forever Trilogy) by Sean C. Sousa
G: Gilded Destiny by Nola Sarina
H: Hearts of Ishira by Bethany Aan
I: Irish Hearts by Nora Roberts
J: Jaded Touch by Nola Sarina
K: Kiss of Fire by Rebecca Ethington
L: Losing Me, Finding You by C.M. Stunich
M: Maid for Love by Marie Force
N: Nobody's Perfect by Kallypso Masters
O: Offside (The Barker Triplets) by Juliana Stone
P: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Q: Quinn's Undying Rose by Tina Folsom
R: Rock My World by Michelle A. Valentine
S: Sylvan Mist by Sky Purington
T: Time for Love by Marie Force
U: Untethered by Katie Hayoz
W: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Y: Yvette's Haven by Tina Folsom
Z: Zane's Redemption (Scanguards Vampires #5) by Tina Folsom

A Look for This Week

This is just a rough plan for this week:

I plan to have reviews of Laura Lyons' Feather and Gates up by/on Wednesday.
I also should be reviewing Sean C. Sousa's The Forever Sage: Flash by Friday.

To Be Read ft. Clockwork Angel and Whiskey Beach

Hello all. So today we have two completely different novels, one is YA and the other a little more adult. The first one is Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Angel and the other is Nora Roberts' Whiskey Beach.

Tagline: Magic is a dangerous–but love is more dangerous still.

 Description from the inside cover:
       "When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks, and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.
      Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, who are members of a secret organization called the Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.
    Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by–and torn between–two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, except Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

Description from Amazon.com:
    "For more than three hundred years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore—and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home…

A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of—but never arrested for—the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife.

He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though. Whiskey Beach’s resident housekeeper, yoga instructor, jewelry maker, and massage therapist, Abra is a woman of many talents—including helping Eli take control of his life and clear his name. But as they become entangled in each other, they find themselves caught in a net that stretches back for centuries—one that has ensnared a man intent on reaping the rewards of destroying Eli Landon once and for all…"

So of these two I am probably looking forward to Clockwork Angel the most. Nora Roberts is my favorite author; however, the mystery and love triangle of Clockwork Angel sounds really fun. Also, I love the Mortal Instruments series so this should be interesting.

Please don't forget to let me know any books you are reading or think I should read.
     Have a great day :)

Whiskey Beach on Amazon
Clockwork Angel on Amazon

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Nola Sarina's Gilded Destiny

Gilded Destiny by Nola Sarina

Description from Goodreads.com:

A woman's memory returns when she falls in love with the monster who took it from her.

Calli tattoos her skin to fill the holes in her memory, thanks to an accident that left her mind damaged and empty. But a nasty encounter with a fired employee leaves her in the arms of her unlikely savior: Nycholas, a predatory serpentine Vesper on the run from his brutal master. 

Nycholas' clandestine world holds the secrets to mankind's origin and survival...but he only wants one thing before his time is up: a few colorful nights with Calli, the fragile, tattooed, human woman he pursued and saved. 

The more Calli learns about Nycholas, the more her own darkened memories return to her. Despite her haunted past, she loses herself to passion and desire with her immortal captor. 

Now, Calli must overcome the demons of her past, or allow Nycholas to kiss her memories away and spare her trauma of loving a doomed immortal. But each choice comes with dire consequences - some that endanger not only herself, but her family as well.

My Reaction: When first picking up this novel it is important to note that this is a novella. I did not realize this at first, but it was not a problem. The first scene where Calli meets Nycholas was a little strange for me just because it didn't understand what a vesper was or what it did. Calli running away with Nycholas so agreeably was a little unbelievable for me, but I could deal with it. Nycholas' master and so called "brothers" angered me because they only want to destroy Nycholas simply because he wouldn't follow their rules.  

Overall: (4.5/5) I really liked the meaning behind Calli's tattoos that even she did not fully understand until the end. I also liked Nycholas. I thought he was sweet and nice despite his actions. I did not like the ending of the novella and all; however, this was not due to the author's writing or story-telling ability. I did not like it simply because it was not a happy ending by any means. It was so, so sad, I literally was tearing up. I would recommend this book to anyone (although there are a few steamy scenes and some language if this a concern) and I am waiting for a sequel.

*I received this book for an honest review.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Jaclyn Dolamore's Magic Under Stone

Today's teaser is Jaclyn Dolamore's Magic Under Stone. This is the sequel to her novel Magic Under Stone. I read the first book two years ago and just never picked up the sequel but here it is. I definitely will be reading this book this week because I really loved the first one. I borrowed this book from my art teacher as she is the author's aunt. Jaclyn Dolamore visited my school two years ago and I was fortunate enough to get a copy of Magic Under Glass signed by her.

So the description from the inside cover is:
      "For Nimira, awakening Erris from the spell that trapped him in clockwork form was only the beginning. Now she is determined to see her beloved fairy prince restored to his flesh-and-blood self...and perhaps to the throne. But in their search for a spell to aid their cause they stumble upon a secret--another member of the lost royal family, whose existence has been kept hidden from the human and fairy worlds alike. Pursued by an assassin from within the fairy world, and with the smoldering embers of an age-old battle between humans and fairies about to reignite, Nimira must confront an impossible truth: that the only way to free the man she loves may be to entrust him to the very enemy who is hunting him.
       Jaclyn Dolamore reunites fairies, sorcerers, and star-crossed lovers for a captivating happily-ever-after quest that will satisfy the hopeless romantic in every reader."

"If Erris asked me to be his queen, I would say yes and manage it somehow."

Without reding this whole book I can already tell that this is my favorite line. I love romanc novels and I really liked the romantic aspect that the first novel had. I might need to reread the first one as it has been a while but this novel is definitely getting read this week. 

As usual please feel free to comment and let me know what you think. Or you can give your own teases, I love hearing about new books.

Monday, April 22, 2013

TBR Pile. Sorry it's late. Featuring "Cracked" and "Cinder"

For today's To Be Read Pile (which was supposed to be yesterday :) sorry), the two books are K. M. Walton's Cracked and Marissa Meyer's Cinder. I have been waiting to read Cinder for the longest time but life has been getting in the way and I have been forced to keep putting it off, but hopefully I will get to it this week.

 K.M. Walton's Cracked. "Sometimes there's no easy way out."

         Description from the inside cover:
    "Victor hates life. He has no friends, he gets beaten up at school, and his parents are always criticizing him. Tired of feeling miserable, Victor takes a bottle of his mother's sleeping pills-only to wake up in the hospital.
     Bull is angry, and he takes all of his rage out on Victor. That makes him feel better, at least a little. But it doesn't stop Bull's grandfather from getting drunk and hitting him. So Bull tries to defend himself with a loaded gun.
     When Victor and Bull end up as roommates in the same psych ward, there's no way to escape each other or their problems. Which means things are going to get worse--much worse--before they get better."

Marissa Meyer's Cinder

    Description from Amazon.com:

       "Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . 

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future."

I am probably most excited about Cracked because the description reminds me of Ellen Hopkin's Impulse which I enjoyed very much. I like to learn about people's problems and why we do the things we do so I think this book will be very interesting. Also Cinder looks like it will be very surprising to see a new take on a classic fairy tale which I really like. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Untethered by Katie Hayoz

Untethered by Katie Hayoz

Description from Amazon.com:
         "Sylvie isn’t comfortable in her own skin. In fact, there are times she can’t even manage to stay inside it. But if there is one thing she’s sure of, it’s her love for Kevin Phillips. She’s willing to stake everything on it –her family, her friends, and possibly her soul.

Sixteen-year-old Sylvie has been best friends with Cassie forever. But everything is turned around when the boy Sylvie’s loved since fifth grade falls for Cassie. Devastated, Sylvie intends to get Kevin by any means possible, even if it involves treachery, deceit, and the dark side of astral projection. She is positive her plans will give her what she wants, but she doesn’t count on it all spiraling out of control. 

Finalist in the Mslexia novel competition, Untethered by Katie Hayoz explores the intoxicating and dangerous world of jealousy and obsession when coupled with paranormal ability. It is a touching, sometimes funny, sometimes heart-breaking novel that speaks to the self-doubt lurking in us all."

My ReactionUntethered by Katie Hayoz had many things that I like to see in books. It includes love, friendship, and revenge which are all things I love. Sylvie and Cassie's friendship was very touching and emotional because it was plainly clear how much they depended on each other just to survive. The fact that this book involves teenagers made it more believable to me that they would let a boy come between them. I found the astral projection that Sylvie can do very interesting. Of all the books I have read I have only read two about things similar to astral projection. I agreed with Sylvie's emotions and actions through most of the book because of her bond with Cassie and thought that Cassie could have handled the situation a million times better. And if I was Sylvie, though, I would have chosen Nelson from the start. He seems so much cooler and more interesting. All in all I really loved Untethered and sincerely wish for a sequel because there was a bit of a cliff hanger ending.

Overall: (5/5) Because of the love triangle (or maybe square). I love Sylvie and wish her the best in the future, if there is a sequel. I love novels where I can read them and look up and I'm finished in 3 hours. Also the characters were so well developed and not cookie-cutter, where you actually care about them and what happens in their lives.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Teaser Tuesday!!!

Hello. Today is the first ever Teaser Tuesday on April's Reading Nook
This is where I will open a book that I am currently reading or about to read
and give you a little preview. Today's is

April Linder's Jane
Tagline: What if Jane Eyre fell in love with a rock star?

"He reached over, took my hand in both of his, and rubbed it. 'Your hand is
 cold,' he said. 'It's too bad the two of us can't just run away together somewhere.

Description from Amazon.com:
"Forced to drop out of an esteemed East Coast college after the sudden death of her parents, Jane Moore takes a nanny job at Thornfield Park, the estate of Nico Rathburn, a world-famous rock star on the brink of a huge comeback. Practical and independent, Jane reluctantly becomes entranced by her magnetic and brooding employer and finds herself in the midst of a forbidden romance.

But there's a mystery at Thornfield, and Jane's much-envied relationship with Nico is soon tested by an agonizing secret from his past. Torn between her feelings for Nico and his fateful secret, Jane must decide: Does being true to herself mean giving up on true love?

An irresistible romance interwoven with a darkly engrossing mystery, this contemporary retelling of the beloved classic Jane Eyre promises to enchant a new generation of readers."

I hope you check out this book because it seems really interesting!!! And, please, feel free to tell me about any books you are reading and leave your own teases. 
Have a great day :)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

First To Be Read Pile!!!

For my first TBR pile, I decided to choose three books. I have a slight (slightly huge) addiction to buying books, but because of school, family, and whatnot the pile grows quicker than I have time to read. So here are three that I have laying around and haven’t read yet. The descriptions of these books are from the back or inside flap because I haven’t read them yet.

  1. (Romantic Suspense) Nicholas Sparks: Safe Haven I know, I know. How haven’t I read this yet? The movie is out and I want to see it but I have this policy where I will not see a book-themed movies if I haven’t read it. So Safe Haven
“When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with her plainspoken neighbor, Jo; and another with Alex, a widowed store owner with two young children. Katie slowly begins to relax her guard, putting down roots in the community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family.
But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with a dark secret that still haunts her. With Jo’s support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards...and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.”

    2)  (YA) Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler: The Future of Us:
“It’s 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the internet. Emma just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM. Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on-and discover themselves on Facebook, fifteen years in the future.”


3) (Romantic Suspense) Nora Roberts: Hidden Riches:
“Dora Conroy has a passion for antiques-and any other rarities she can acquire for her quaint Philadelphia shop. A seasoned dealer, she knows all the tricks of the trade. But she is unprepared for the deadly consequences when she purchases a few curiosities at a auction-and unknowingly brings home a priceless cache that makes her the target of an international criminal.
Entwined in a reckless chase, Dora turns to her new neighbor, Jed Skimmerhorn, a cop who”s turned in his badge-and whose desire for lovely Dora puts him back in the line of fire. Fighting their attraction while falling in love, they find that hidden riches can have a most ordinary façade, And that possession can be a lethal obsession.”

The one I'm probably most excited about reading is Safe Haven just because of the description and the movies looks good also. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

New Things Coming Up

Some new things coming up: 
So I will be starting some other things besides just reviews. I will be doing Teaser Tuesdays every Tuesday where I will pick a book from my bookshelf, or kindle, open to a random page and quote something from that page. I will do this so you can learn about new books and hopefully you can find some you like. Also, you can respond back to me with a book you think I might like.

I will also be doing a To Be Read pile every Sunday. I get new books all the time (I have a slight addiction to buying them) and I will tell you all of the new ones I have gotten. Again, you can always suggest new books to read or anything you want. Feel free to talk back to me, I'm here to listen.

Talk to you later. Bye bye

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Becoming Red by Jess Raven & Paula Black

Description from Goodreads.com: ‘You got me back. You always said you would.’

Ash DeMorgan, graduate, orphan, ice maiden, has long since consigned the fairytale nightmares of a troubled childhood to the realm of fantastical childish imagination.

Now, lured back to Dublin, the scene of her tragic past, Ash encounters a city pulsing under the dangerous sexual influence of a new street drug the locals call Rave. Nothing is as it seems. Ash is about to discover that her nightmares are real, ancient Irish myths are larger than life and roaming the streets of the medieval city, and she has become the prey in their erotic hunt. A step back into her past is about to become a high adrenaline race for survival.

Connal Savage, outcast, assassin, and living, breathing hunk of ancient mythology, has lived a thousand years servicing a debt of revenge. Dead inside. Until he encounters his boss’s granddaughter, an infuriating woman who threatens to lead him to hell with all his good intentions, who manages to chip away at the hard encrusted defences of a lifetime spent at war and burrow herself deep into a part of him that hasn’t breathed for centuries. He is about to discover that when it comes down to the wire, when you’re bargaining with the Grim Reaper for the life of the one you love, you will do anything... 

My Thoughts: About Becoming Red...if I'm being perfectly honest I had a little trouble getting into this book. It had many elements that I enjoy in books such as, wolves and romance. I also liked the hint of the little Red Riding Hood fairly tale. I am really interested in Ireland and mythology so it was a pleasant surprise to have them woven in and be the main focus of the novel. The only complaint I have about it is that the mythology was a little difficult for me to keep straight in my head...I was a little confused about the back story of the Raveners and the other creatures. The authors do provide a glossary at the end, which I found very useful.

The novel starts out with Ash in college and an unusual feeling overcomes her. She eventually ends up in Dublin to take care of her grandmother's house where she meets a dangerous, yet sexy man, Connal. Connal has known Ash's grandmother for a very, very long time, and works for her. For reasons explained in the book, and possible spoilers, Connal and Ash must fight their attraction and then to stay together because of other people and forces trying to come between and hurt them.

Overall: (3.5/4) I did like this novel even though the back story and mythology was a little difficult to keep track of, but that's probably just me. :) The fairytale touches and nicknames between Ash and Connal were very cute and I loved them together. Ash slightly angered me at the very beginning because she was jumping to conclusions about Connal and his behavior. I would give this book a 3.5-4 because I did really enjoy it and admire the authors work in creating this. I would read a sequel if one is coming out now that I understand some of the mythology that Raven and Black have created.

Click:Becoming Red on Goodreads

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Zane's Redemption by: Tina Folsom

Zane's Redemption by:Tina Folsom

Book Description from Goodreads.com:
      The last thing vampire bodyguard Zane wants to do is to guard a hybrid, a half-vampire, half-human, whose father wants to keep her a virgin. Known for his violent temper and callous lack of compassion, Zane’s out-of-control rage, born of the cruelty he suffered during the Holocaust, drives him to focus only on revenge. Trying to find the last of his torturers is his only goal in life.

Portia is a young hybrid with a serious dilemma: in a few weeks, her body will be set in its final vampire form. If she is to avoid having to live out her immortal life as a virgin, she must find a lover in that short time—something her father hires Zane to prevent.

The moment Portia and Zane meet, rules begin to bend, and a forbidden attraction bursts into flames hotter than the hell of Zane’s past. But that past threatens to pull them apart unless they can overcome their prejudice, forsake hate for love, and revenge for forgiveness.

My Reaction: I am reading the Scansguards Vampire series out order apparently. However, I received this in a bundle and was not going to pass up the chance to read this as vampires are my favorite subject. I have read one other, Samson's Lovely Mortal, and it was amazing (the review for that will be up later). In this book Zane, a tough and scary vampire (aren't they all), makes a mistake and as punishment must "babysit" a hybrid vampire for her father. The reasons for Portia needing to be watched over are revealed to Zane and the plot of the story is set. At this point in the story, her father already seems like a tyrant and a bully, but more about him will come. The descriptions of what Zane went through in the concentration camps during the Holocaust were very, very well executed and it was heart-breaking to remember and imagine that real people actually went through it. The presence of the other Scansguards Vampires only added to the story although I do not think anything was given away if you read the books out of order like I am. Zane's past catches up with him and his and Portia's love is tested. 

Overall: (5/5) Overall, this novel was absolutely incredible. Unlike in other novels, minute details do not take a back seat to the romance and action. The characters were not flat and they felt like real people that you would know and care about (despite that fact that they are vampires). I was intrigued by the Scansguards Vampires in Samson's Lovely Mortal and will be quick to read the remaining novels. Also, I find that Tina Folsom is an amazing author who is capable of pulling you into her world. I found this out through her Touch of Greek series. 

Zane's Redemption on Goodreads.com

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Ensuing Darkness by Alexis Cain

Ensuing Darkness by Alexis Cain
Book Description by Goodreads: "The small town of Maxville, Colorado is harboring more secrets than Kota imagined. There is a new family in town, one with a cover and dark secrets. They have a mission: Get in, do the job, and get out, but when their youngest get mixed up in a taboo romance, things get nasty. Kota finds herself surrounded by everything she never knew existed, and the blame is all on her when she puts her friends and family in danger to discover a truth she was never supposed to see."

My Reaction: I absolutely loved Ensuing Darkness. The plot was interesting, the characters well-developed, and they had me laughing and crying along with me. Kota, to me, was exactly as a heroine should be strong, independent, and likable. Connelly seemed like a well-developed and not stereotypical male lead. He wasn’t egotistical and he tried to protect Kota without being controlling. Their relationship was more “believable.” They didn’t need to be together every second of the day like some other books will have their couples do. The siblings were all amusing, I loved them all and would not be upset to see books going into more details about them *****HINT HINT****. The secondary relationship of Ivan and Sue was sooo sweet and the “event” (don’t want to spoil anything) that happend to Sue made my heart break for her. Allister and Vincent made me laugh out loud. As far as the action goes, it was well detailed and was a nice balance to the romance. It was interesting the way Alexis Cain approached the vampire trend going on right now. I think she definitely has a new and enjoyable way of portraying her vampires. I give this book 4 and a half stars because although the book clearly leaves off for a sequel, I feel like this could have been done without just feeling like you’re missing a chapter.
Complete Side Note: Because I have no idea if this was just the format on my kindle but the  lines were spaced out oddly and the title and author’s name appeared throughout the book randomly for example,
           “only to find that class had apparently
            Ensuing Darkness
            already started.”
But I could ignore this problem as I began more engrossed in the novel. :)
Overall: (4.5/5) Overall I really enjoyed this novel. I felt like it was a refreshing take on "high school girl falls in love with a vampire." I truly do hope that a sequel will be arriving soon because I cannot wait to read more about Kota and Connelly and if the cliff hanger ending does not remain the way it left (again don't want to spoil anything). 

Broken Faith by Brandy Nacole

I received this book in advance for an honest review.
Book Description from Goodreads.com: "This was it. The moment Heaven and Hell would clash. But which unearthly being would win? The Fallen Angel or the Hell Hounds?

Overtaken by fear, I close my eyes.

Kayson is a Fallen Angel who has spent decades running from the Hell Hounds while searching for something that no one else believes can be so, not even God. Kayson is determined to find a Blood Child. But when a hound finds Kayson first, he is sure his end has come.
Falon, Alpha of the Hell Hounds, destroyer of the blood children, and devoted believer in his master’s plan, is bound and determined to drag Kayson back to Hell with him. 
Sabrina is a Vampire, a half-breed created from one of Lucifer’s original blood children. After years of hiding, Sabrina’s fate changes when she finds Kayson barely alive. Against her instincts, Sabrina saves him. Now she and Kayson are both marked by the Hell Hounds.
Emma is an ordinary human, whose only problem is making ends meet, and getting over the hurt caused by her untrustworthy brother. Her everyday problems become supernatural ones when she finds Kayson and Sabrina hiding in her parent’s backyard shed.

Kayson, Sabrina and Emma are unlikely allies, thrown together by chance to fight against the most powerful creatures of the underworld in order to follow their world-changing quest. But will the broken faith of one break the faith of all?"

My Reaction: I read books very quickly so when I sat down to read Broken Faith I was surprised to realize that I was finished in a matter of a couple of hours. The characters in this novel are so engaging that you genuinely feel their emotions. I absolutely loved Sabrina. Her attitude and survival instinct combined with her concern for Kayson is so sweet and amusing. The details are so realistic that I could actually imagine Sabrina’s stance and facial expressions. Kayson and Sabrina’s relationship is so refreshing because it’s not the usual: “let’s fall in love as soon as we meet each other.” I was also fascinated with their respective backstories and how they ended up the way they did. Emma slightly annoyed me at first because I was concerned about what her involvement would mean for Kayson and Sabrina. I had similar emotions as Sabrina with some of the things Emma was thinking and doing. However I am glad she was there to help in the end. The angel aspect of the novel was very well done and made sense (in the paranormal realm of course.) I genuinely felt sorry for Kayson and am glad he found what he was looking for (possible spoiler so I won’t say what).

Overall: (5/5) Broken Faith was a pleasant surprise of a novel and I sincerely hope there is a sequel coming quickly.