Thursday, May 30, 2013

Review: Missy Jane's Day Shift

Author: Missy Jane
TitleDay Shift
Published: November 2011 (first published 2009)
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal

Description from "The sun's not the only thing that's too hot to handle.

President Vardin isn’t the first vampire politician to make empty promises. Humans can work at night, he says. Humans will be safe on the streets, he says. It’s all bull. I’m still stuck on day shift at Langley’s Round The Clock Emporium, trying to earn enough to live from night to night.

If I thought the sun’s harsh rays had turned society upside down, watch what happens when I witness a murder in the alley. The police keep bombarding me with questions until a detective with a bad attitude walks in and takes over. He’s unbelievably hot, way out of my league, and way, way out of my comfort zone. Because he’s the one thing I fear most. A vampire.

Then I learn why the police seem so interested in me. My ex-husband is drawing a series of murders in his new comics. I’m in every one of them, and it looks like I’m supposed to be the last victim. The detective’s interest in my past—and his protective instincts—are bordering on unprofessional, but I can’t seem to bring myself to care.

Because the last place I should want to be is the safest place on earth…a vampire’s embrace.

Warning: If you like your vampires sparkly and emotional, don’t read this book. It contains an overworked, underpaid, bloodsucking hero who might break your heart."

ReviewDay Shift started off with a great start explaining the world that Zaria lives in and her aversion to vampires. In her world vampires have taken over but coexist with humans. One day at work Zaria witnesses a crime and meets Detective Gregory Parsons who just so happens to be a vampire. Through other crimes that Greg investigates, Zaria's ex husband becomes a suspect and a wanted man. Greg vows to do whatever it takes to protect her and the two develop feelings for each other. Through the investigation and more crimes Zaria discovers something about Greg that threatens their relationship. 
   I consider myself a vampire connoisseur as I love all things vampire and most books about them. I liked that the vampires in the novel where more modern vampires in that they are able to walk in the sunlight with no problem and they can be around humans with minimal issue. However, the paranormal aspect seemed underplayed and it felt like the fact that some of the characters are vampires only comes up when someone is being murdered. Similarly the relationship between the hero and heroine seemed tense and forced to me. The stressful situation that they are involved in added to the tension which causes the relationship aspect of the novel to not be as strong as it could be in my opinion. Despite these things Day Shift is an enjoyable novel that I would recommend because the plot was very interesting and well executed. I give the novel a 3.5 out of 5 stars because it was good but could have been better.  

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cover Reveal: Heidi Garrett's True Love's First Kiss

Finally...Here it is!!!

Cover Reveal: True Love's First Kiss

In the Enchanted World, true love’s first kiss is magic.

  • Nandana’s Mark, Book 1: When two half-faeries—Melia and her younger sister—are cursed under dreadful circumstances, true love’s first kiss is the remedy.

  • The Flower of Isbelline, Book 2: Nothing but true love’s first kiss can save Melia’s younger sister from blind ambition and ruin.

  • The Dragon Carnivale, Book 3: Melia must choose the freedom she cherishes or true love’s first kiss—and a relationship that promises to secure her place in the Whole.

  • The Queen of the Realm of Faerie is a fairy tale fantasy series that bridges the Mortal and Enchanted worlds. The main character, Melia, is an eighteen-year-old half-faerie, half-mortal. She lives in Illialei, a country in the Enchanted World, with her two sisters and their mother. Melia’s father has been exiled to the Mortal World, and her best friend is a pixie.

When the story opens in the first book, Melia is troubled by her dark moon visions, gossip she overhears about her parents at the local market, and the trauma of living among full-blooded faeries with wings—she doesn’t have any.

As the series unfolds, the historic and mystical forces that shape Melia’s life are revealed. Each step of her journey—to find the place where she belongs—alters her perceptions about herself, deepens her relationships with others, and enlarges her world view.

***True Love’s First Kiss is a compilation of the first three books in this ongoing series***

About the Author:

The product of a verbally gifted family, Heidi Garrett is possibly the least loquacious of them all. While her Uncle John created off-the-cuff characters like King Machi-Machi and her Uncle James turned otherwise ordinary moments into O. Henry stories, she would often sit dazzled and silent, thrilled that these were ‘her people,’ as Grandma would say.
Despite the verbal inadequacy that shadowed Heidi whenever she was in her family’s presence, she never stopped writing in secret. Whether it was angsty teen poetry, the personal journals she has since burned (imagine bonfires), passionate letters to the editor, purgative song lyrics, or simply imagined vignettes, Heidi has played with words all of her life.
Bottom line: she loves stories and the people who tell them.

***Special note: Nandana's Mark is free (as of 5/29/13) for Amazon Kindle.  Here it is

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Christopher Paolini's Eldest

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read

• Open to a random page

• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Author: Christopher Paolini

Title: Eldest
Series: Inheritance

Book #: 2

Description from
"Darkness falls ...Despair abounds ...Evil reigns ...Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. 

It is the journey of a lifetime, filled with awe-inspiring new places and people, each day a fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and Eragon isn't sure whom he can trust. Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle back home in Carvahall - one that puts Eragon in even graver danger. Will the king's dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life ."

Teaser: "Roran shuddered at Sloan's expression and hurried past, averting his face so as to avoid meeting his bloodshot gaze. He grabbed a shovel and immediately plunged it into the soil, doing his best to forget his worries in the heat of physical exertion."

Eldest on Amazon
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Eldest on Goodreads

Monday, May 27, 2013

To Be Read Pile: Slow Burn & Beauty and the Wolf

Title: Slow Burn (Smoke Jumpers)
Author: Anne Marsh 
Published: 2013
Description from "It's not every man who will risk his life, leaping into the flames of a wildland inferno. And it's not every woman who will love him. . .
He's Feeling The Heat
Evan Donovan is a big muscled giant of a man, whose size and strength make him uniquely qualified to be a smoke jumper. No matter how great or how treacherous the challenge, he gets the job done. But when he agrees to look in on a friend's ex-wife after a suspicious brushfire, Evan learns that some jobs are too hot to handle. Especially when it involves a scorchingly sexy woman. . .
She's Playing With Fire
Faye Duncan is a photographer on a mission, shooting fires for a magazine. But her first encounter with a wildfire isn't nearly as wild as her first night with Evan Donovan. The moment she meets the bigger-than-life hero, the sparks begin to fly. But things really catch fire when Evan learns she may have taken a photo of the arsonist setting the fires. Evan is determined to keep Faye safe. But if he expects her to trust him with her life, he'll have to open up his heart--even if someone gets burned. . ."

I am looking forward to reading this book because I have already read Reburn which is another book further along in the Smoke Jumpers series.

Title: Beauty and the Wolf
Author: Marina Myles
Published: 2013
Description from "A Union Of Curses
Isabella Farrington's marriage was hasty. For all her new husband's riches, Lord Draven Winthrop is whispered about, avoided, and feared. Yet Isabella is drawn to Draven's dark good looks, his strength, the charm he can turn on as easily as she can blink. The impoverished daughter of an Egyptologist, she knows there are rumors about her, too, and the amulet she wears. Nothing more than superstitious babble. . .
But when Isabella returns to Draven's remote coastal manor, she senses there is something more at work in the grim gardens of Thorncliff Towers than superstition. Draven is passionate and seductive, but he has a brutal, uncontrolled side too, and a history of secrets. To live in peace she must discover the reasons behind a gypsy curse and a mother's scorn. Especially when she learns Draven believes his sweet young bride is doomed to a fate even darker than his own. . ."

Review of Jennifer Blackstream's Aphrodite's Hunt

Title: Aphrodite's Hunt
Author: Jennifer Blackstream
Published: 2012
Publisher: Skeleton Key Publishing

Photo and description from

Description: “When a vampire gets involved in a werewolf mating ritual, you know there’s going to be blood . . .”

Gia is a werewolf with a mission: to have a submissive mate who will never threaten her dominance. For years she has ruled as the lupa of her pack with just such a mate. Then one night her perfect little arrangement comes to an end when her mate betrays her with another woman. Outraged at the insult to their lupa, the pack calls for one of their most sacred rituals: Aphrodite’s Hunt. For three nights Gia will be the prey, hunted by the eligible males of her pack until one proves himself worthy by finding her and claiming her as his own. If Gia wants to escape the erotic ritual that even her own wolf longs for, she will have to find someone to protect her not only from her pack . . . but from her own carnal desires.

Sorin is a vampire with a secret. Haunted by the macabre sins of his past, he has sworn off blood, determined to stick to a diet of siphoned energy that leaves him too weak to pose a threat. When Gia comes to his door, possessed by a heated desire and desperate to make a deal, Sorin quickly turns her away. But he soon finds out that Gia is not a werewolf used to taking orders. One bloody kiss is all it takes to awaken the beast he has kept trapped inside of him for so long and suddenly Sorin finds himself swept up by a renewed hunger for the warmer things in life.

Now Gia wants out of the deal and Sorin wants . . . her."

*I received this book in exchange for an honest review*

Review: To be honest I tried really hard to get into this book. The synopsis seemed exactly what I am interested in: werewolves, vampires, love, and some steamy scenes. I think the author attempted to balance these scenes with a great plot but I the plot was underdeveloped. Sorin, the vampire that Gia turns to for protection, fights with the werewolves in Gia's pack for the right to claim Gia. However it seemed forced. I understand that in most books werewolves are seen to be ruled by their impulses and emotions but the pack seemed completely unreasonable, especially when talking to Gia, their alpha, which they did not seem to respect at all. This was further shown through the fact that the pack, not Gia, called for the Aphrodite's Hunt which seemed unrealistic that an alpha would allow herself to be hunted, especially in a sexual manner. It was also confusing to me what Sorin was exactly and how he is able to survive on siphoned energy rather than blood like all other vampires. There was a disconnect for me as to how the scenes in Sorin's house led to Gia returning to her pack. For an alpha that prided herself in her judgement, skills, and ability, Gia was severely lacking when it came to knowing her pack, which of them would turn against her, and her own mate. Overall, it was a well-written book that I did enjoy reading, however I think the plot could have been developed a little more. Also Gia felt too selfish and arrogant to be the loving and helpful leader that she claimed to be. I would give this book 3.5 of of 5 stars.

This Week (a full schedule) Teasers and cover reveals and reviews oh my!

So hi guys I know I haven't blogged for a few days but things have been a little hectic for me because of the Memorial Day weekend and... I am about to graduate high school (yay!! for me :] ). So to make up for my absence I plan to do a whole week of blogging which will include:

  • Monday (today): To Be Read pile. I know I said TBR are usually on Sunday but I will be moving these to Monday.
  • Tuesday: Teaser Tuesday
  • Wednesday: A Cover Reveal!!!! Woohoo!!!!
  • Thursday: A book review
  • Friday: Friday will probably just be a day to talk or rant about whatever. Maybe I could answer any questions you have about me or anything. Let me know.

So again I apologize for my absence and am looking forward to this week. Byeeee

P.S. I need to post a book review today too so look out for that.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Libba Bray's The Diviners

Title: The Diviners
Author: Libba Bray
Published: 2012

Teaser: "And when his sight shriveled up to tiny points of blurry light that finally faded to black, they sent him away with nothing but his guitar, a raised scar on his skin, and a handshake of warning to keep quiet. His sight was gone, his body used up and broken."

I'm excited for this teaser because it is a teaser to me also. I am about to start this book and hope to review it soon.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

TBR Pile ft. Jennifer Echols, Gabrielle Zevin, and Gail Giles

Title: Right Behind You
Author: Gail Giles
Published: 2007
Tagline: "If you can't forgive yourself...will anyone else?"

Description: "Kip McFarland is living with a painful secret: when he was nine, he set Bobby Clarke in fire. And Bobby died.
    After four long years in a juvenile ward, Kip is rehabilitated. He's got a new, "perfect" life. But no one knows he's got a past. No one knows about the nightmares and the guilt that torture him. They don't even know his real name.
   What do you do when your past catches up with you again and again? When the journey to salvation always leads to a dead end? When the person you're most afraid of, the person you'd move anywhere to yourself?"

Title: Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Published: 2007
Tagline: "Sometimes a girl needs to lose."

Description: "If Naomi had picked tails, she would have won the coin toss. She wouldn't have had to go back for the yearbook camera, and she wouldn't have hit her head on the steps. She wouldn't have woken up in an ambulance with amnesia. She certainly would have remembered her boyfriend, Ace. She might even have remembered why she fell in love with him in the first place. She would understand why her best friend, Will, keeps calling her "Chief." She'd get all his inside jokes, and maybe he wouldn't be so frustrated with her for forgetting things she can't possibly remember. She'd know about her mom's new family. She'd know about her dad's fiancée. She wouldn't have to spend her junior year relearning all the French she supposedly knew already. She never would have met James, the boy with the questionable past and the fuzzier future, who tells her he once wanted to kiss her. She wouldn't have wanted to kiss him back. But Naomi picked heads."

Title: Going too Far
Author: Jennifer Echols
Published: 2009
Tagline: "When love crosses the line...where do you stop?"

Description: "All Meg has ever wanted is to get away. Away from high school. Away from her backwater town. Away from her parents who seem determined to keep her imprisoned in their dead-end lives. But one crazy evening involving a dare and forbidden railroad tracks, she goes way too far...and almost doesn't make it back. 
   John made a choice to stay. To enforce the rules. To serve and protect. He has nothing but contempt for what he sees as childish rebellion, and he wants to teach Meg a lesson she won't soon forget. But Meg pushes him to the limit by questioning everything he learned at the police academy. And when he pushes back, demanding to know why she won't be tied down, they will drive each other to the edge–and over..."

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Confessions of a Vampire's Girlfriend

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read

• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week's Teaser Tuesday is:

Title: Confessions of a Vampire's Girlfriend
Author: Katie MacAlister (Katie Maxwell)
Published: 2010
Notes: This versions contains the books Got Fangs?(2005) and Circus of the Darned (2006)

Teaser: "My inner Fran started turning cartwheels of joy. I told her to take a Valium and call me in the morning."

I have read this book already, twice in fact, and it is really great. The descriptions of the characters are so well developed that I fell in love with them and cared about them.

Let me know what you think of the book and please share with me your teases and what you are reading. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

TBR Pile (includes Beautiful Disaster, Fear, and Oliver's Hunger)

  • First off I would like to say sorry for not posting yesterday, I got caught up with a busy schedule and did not have time. I'm really sorry.
This week's To Be Read pile will include Beautiful Disaster, Fear, and Oliver's Hunger.

The first of this week's To Be Read pile is a book that I am starting today.

Title: Beautiful Disaster
Author: Jamie McGuire
Published: 2011
Tag line: Intense. Dangerous. Addictive

Description from inside cover: "Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn't drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand.
  Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants–and needs–to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby's resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis' apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match."

Title: Fear (Gone #5)
Author: Michael Grant
Published: 2012

Description from "It's been one year since all the adults disappeared. Gone.

Despite the hunger and the lies, even despite the plague, the kids of Perdido Beach are determined to survive. Creeping into the tenuous new world they've built, though, is perhaps the worst incarnation yet of the enemy known as the Darkness: fear.

Within the FAYZ, life breaks down while the Darkness takes over, literally—turning the dome-world of the FAYZ entirely black. In darkness, the worst fears of all emerge, and the cruelest of intentions are carried out. But even in their darkest moments, the inhabitants of the FAYZ maintain a will to survive and a desire to take care of the others in their ravaged band that endures, no matter what the cost.

Fear, Michael Grant's fifth book in the bestselling dystopian Gone series, will thrill readers . . . even as it terrifies them."

Title: Oliver's Hunger (Scanguards Vampires #7)
Author: Tina Folsom 
Published: 2013 

Description from "Newly turned vampire and Scanguards bodyguard Oliver has trouble controlling his thirst for blood. Every night is a struggle against temptation, but when Asian beauty Ursula literally falls into his arms, he fears he will lose the battle over his inner demons and succumb to bloodlust.

Enslaved by vampires for her special blood, Ursula has just escaped her captors. She’s rescued by a handsome stranger, only to realize that he’s a vampire. He claims he wants to help her, but can she trust a vampire who’s not only lusting after her body, but also her blood?

Her promise to rescue her fellow blood whores compels her to join forces with Oliver and his colleagues at Scanguards. Will her choice lead to her salvation or her downfall?"

I am torn between Beautiful Disaster and Oliver's Hunger as the book I am looking forward to reading the most. I love Oliver's Hunger because I have read all the Scanguards Vampires books and love every character. I anxiously wait for each new book. Beautiful Disaster seems really interesting and I have heard that it is similar to Katy Evans' Real. I hope you are interested in these books I will be reading this week and feel free to tell me what you are reading. Bye.

Beautiful Disaster on Goodreads
Fear on Goodreads
Oliver's Disaster on Goodreads

Beautiful Disaster on Amazon (This is a signed edition!!!)
Fear on Amazon
Oliver's Hunger on Amazon

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Review of Sean C. Sousa's Flash

Title: Flash (book 1 in Forever Trilogy)
Author: Sean C. Sousa
Published: 2012

Description from
"Long ago, the first reign of Grigori Geist nearly destroyed the Earth.

Returned from exile, Geist is secretly rebuilding his kingdom beneath Antarctica, assembling his robotic Vaucan race to war against mankind. Only one obstacle remains: the war hero known as Brian Renney.

Yet Brian is losing a battle against his fears. Scars of heart and mind linger from his days in Vietnam, fueling his failures as husband and father. This embitters his youngest son, Jason – a star athlete torn between pursuing the love of his life, and meeting the demands of a father who is far from the storied army captain he once was.
And all the while, Geist is coming for them.
In this dark hour, Brian and Jason encounter a war to end all others… and an unexpected ally who, once meant for evil, shall forever be a force for good."

Summary: The story of Flash involves an entire race of robotic soldiers called vaucans and archvaucans. There is an entire society called Regnum Aeturnum built under Antarctica that is populated by humans who are being controlled and have lost their free will. An archvaucan named Prince Ahya, later called Flash, who is ordered by his king, Grigori Geist, to murder a man named Brian Renney. Prince Ahya and Dietrich Schmidt plan to overthrow Geist and free the people. Brian Renney is the one man who can help them. A second story line of Brian Reneney and his family develops. Brian was a captain in the Vietnam war and has since become more introverted and closed off. He pushes his wife away and criticizes his sons. After an argument Brian walks away from his family and Prince Ahya comes to assassinate Brian. Brian gets the prince to cease his attack and the prince takes Brian away to protect him. His family wakes up in the hospital and believes that Brian has abandoned them. The novel continues with the two plot lines and they eventually combine to answer questions raised about how Brian and his time in the Vietnam war fits into Regnum Aeturnum and what Geist has planned. Events unfold that lead to disastrous consequences and confrontations that change everyone in the novel. 

My Reaction: I really enjoyed this novel. I find it very interesting that the author created another entire race/species along with another society. The blurb in the back of the kindle edition says that Sousa originally thought of this as a video game design. If he had made it I would definitely play, and I'm not a huge gamer. Along with the plot line of Regnum Aeturnum and the war against Geist came a secondary story line of Brian's family, mainly his son Jason and his friend Alessa. Being a romantic I loved this secondary story and was dying for the two to be together. The two, along with their friends, travel to Atlana to help with victims of human trafficking. I think this is a really important cause and am happy to see that a portion of every sale of this book goes to International Justice Mission and their work to end human trafficking. It was also nice to see the religious aspect and how important it is to Brian's wife Mary. I am glad to see that Flash is the beginning of the Forever trilogy because I would love to read more about these characters and to see how the fight to free the people of Regnum Aeturnum continues. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone and everyone because throughout the novel I was emotionally involved. I felt sad, angry, frustrated, and happy along with the characters. Also the battle scenes and nightmares of the Vietnam war that Brian has are so vividly portrayed it was like a movie. I give Flash 4 out of 5 stars and am anxiously waiting for the sequel. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Amy Plum's Die For Me

Title: Die For Me
Author: Amy Plum
Published: 2011

Description from inside cover: "My life had always been blissfully, wonderfully normal. But it only took one moment to change everything. Suddenly, my sister, Georgia, and I were orphans. We put our lives into storage and moved to Paris to live with my grandparents. And I knew my shattered heart, my shattered life, would never feel normal again. Then I met Vincent. 
Mysterious, sexy, and unnervingly charming, Vincent Delacroix appeared out of nowhere and swept me off my feet. Just like that, I was in danger of losing my heart all over again. But I was ready to let it happen. 
Of course, nothing is ever that easy. Because Vincent is no normal human. He has a terrifying destiny, one that puts his life at risk every day. He also has enemies...immortal, murderous enemies who are determined to destroy him and all of his kind. 
While I'm fighting to piece together the remnants of my life, can I risk putting my heart—as well as my life and my family's –in jeopardy for a chance at love?

Teaser: "What's better, I thought, to be safe and suffer alone, or to risk pain and actually life? Although my head and heart were leading me in two different directions, I was certain that I didn't want my life to resemble what it had for the last three weeks: a drab existence void of color, warmth, and life."

My Reaction: This book seems so interesting to me because of its mystery and romance aspects. Also the cover is amazing so hopefully in this case you can judge a book by its cover.

Review of Laurie Lyons' Gates

GATESGATES by Laurie Lyons
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you thought Feather was amazing Gates will have you begging Ms. Lyons for the third novel.

The book opens with the first day of the new school year and it's Lucy and Nathaniel's first day. It is also special because Nathaniel is a mortal, although he still has his Angel powers. Roman returns and continues his relationship with Anastasia. His first appearance shows that Hell was not happy about his performance regarding Lucy and Nathaniel in Feather. As a result Roman seems nicer and helpful. (Although he is still the same sarcastic, moody Demon he was before). Something comes after Lucy and the angel and demon must work together to keep her safe. However, in what I am becoming to recognize as the author's style, a fact is revealed in the end that completely changes the game.

The reason I love Gates so much was because of the characters and the plot. Lucy's friends are hilarious and it was satisfying to see Roman more involved in the storyline. The romance continues to be endearing and the trip to Hell was surprising and enlightening. The novel does leave off on a very abrupt cliff hanger but I'm ok with this as long as the next book comes out extremely soon, like next week. :) But really this series is amazing and I recommend it to anyone and everyone.

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Review of Laurie Lyons' Feather

Title: Feather
Author: Laurie Lyons
Publication Date: September 8, 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Description from
"Lucy is a bright eyed, fiery redhead with a quick wit and a photographic memory. On the night of the spring equinox, Lucy meets Nathaniel, a dark and mysterious man who at first appears to have amnesia. Lucy feels inexplicably drawn to Nathaniel and is amazed to discover that he is invisible to everyone but herself. Fearing she is going insane--or worse, losing her photographic memory--Lucy goes on a hunt for answers. What she learns turns her world upside down.

Feather is a tale of love, the power of memories, and the struggle between right and wrong.

How far would you go to save your true love’s soul?"

My Reaction: Feather by Laurie Lyons and the sequel Gates are two of the best books that I have ever read. There have been a few books that have caused me to tear up or get choked up but the ending of Feather literally had tears running down my face. It was so much that I had to stop reading and calm myself down. 

So. Feather is the story of Lucy and Nathaniel. Lucy is a remarkable young woman who remembers everything that she had ever seen. One day she meets Nathaniel who seems like the perfect guy. It is later revealed to Lucy that Nathaniel is an angel who was sent down to earth for an unknown purpose. Along the way they meet a demon, Roman, some dangerous things happen, and, of course, they fall in love. The reason the ending of the novel had me in tears is because Nathaniel and Lucy must make a decision regarding their love and Nathaniel's place in Heaven. 

Overall: (5/5) I loved every single character of this book. Even the secondary characters such as, Doctor Hannon and Lucy's friends. Although a demon, Roman is like able and the secondary story of him and Anastasia is sweet and I love that it continues in Gates. Overall, Feather and Gates are two incredible books and I am so grateful and ecstatic that there will be a third one because I cannot wait.

Feather on Goodreads
Feather on Amazon