Candlelight (An Ember Saga Novella) by Stacy McWilliams – Review by Anna Hirsch

Candlelight (An Ember Saga Novella)Candlelight by Stacy McWilliams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Candlelight by Stacy McWilliams
4 Stars

Legend says that when Lucifer fell to earth, he married Gweneviere and she bore him three children. Lucifer and Gweneviere descended to hell where they resided as king and queen. When their children died, they returned to earth where their children were reborn time and again. Their children continued to procreate and the demon population rose.
Nathan’s father is the eldest son of Lucifer therefore making his family the most powerful. Nathan is the middle child and feels like he’s the odd man out. It seems nothing he does is good enough for his family. If he acts like a mortal to fit in, he gets severely beaten by his mother. When he acts like a demon, he gets tortured by his father. He can’t figure out what they want.
Nathan begins dreaming of a girl with long brown locks and mesmerizing hazel eyes. She is his calm within the storm of his life. Her face eases the pain after a good whipping. She’s there every time he closes his eyes. He knows all the contours of her face by heart. Isn’t he surprised when she shows up at his house as his sacrifice. Will he be able to kill her or has she already captured his heart?
This short novella is the prequel to Luminosity and Ignition. I highly recommend reading this first to fully understand the other two.

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Ignition by Stacy McWilliams – Review by Anna Hirsch

IgnitionIgnition by Stacy McWilliams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ignition by Stacy McWilliams
4 Stars
In this installment of the Escaping Demons Saga, the story of Jasmine and Nathan continues. Nathan constantly tells her that he loves her yet pushes her away to run back to Lisa. He finally leaves for university, deserting Jasmine to fend for herself. Those weeks that he’s gone are the hardest for her. She’s completely alone, struggling to stay alive. The beatings continue and she has a few close calls with death. It was foreseen that a demon would fall in love with a mortal and their love would end all demons.
Jasmine’s power grows exponentially scaring even herself. Nathan returns and they both escape to live on the run. They make some new friends and more enemies as the demons chase them. Their love is constantly put to the test. Can their love survive even when trust is broken? How long can they stay alive when the demons are closing in on every side?
Throughout this book they are on the run. Jasmine realizes how powerful she really is and battles to keep herself, Nathan and their new friends alive. The book ends in a cliffhanger which I wasn’t happy about therefore nothing is resolved by the end. Now I need to wait for the next installment.

Review by @Anna Hirsch
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Virtue of Death by Randi Perrin – Review by Nicole Alamillo

Virtue of DeathVirtue of Death by Randi Perrin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Virtue of Death by Randi Perrin

This was such a great book! I give it 4.5 stars! I loved it… I laughed, I cried and well, got angry too ! Very well written and very deep and intriguing characters.
Sera and Cheryl have been childhood friends, since as long as they both can remember.They share the same secret and they have vowed to tell no one. They are Angels. One is an Angel of death and the other is the Angel of miracles. They get each other and understand life’s challenges being an angel.
Destin is a food critic. He writes reviews for bakeries and restaurants. He loves his job!! He meets Sera in a very unconventional way. He was very enamored by her. But for her, it was hate at first sight.
He finally gets her to agree to a date. Will their relationship bloom into a real life love like they both want? Will she share her secret with him?Can she trust him?

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An Unexpected Home (Cedarville #1) by Bree Kraemer – Review by Ashleigh Whitwell

An Unexpected Home (Cedarville #1)An Unexpected Home by Bree Kraemer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An Unexpected Home is the first book in the Cedarville series by Bree Kraemer. Written in third person, each chapter alternates between the story’s main characters, Leah and Brandon, giving the reader a well-developed and in-depth novel.

The story follows Leah as she moves in with her best friends, Carly and Melanie, to start her new life in Cedarville. Leaving behind her traumatic past is what Leah hopes to do, after her father and uncle’s lies destroyed her life in New York.; trying to convince people that she didn’t know they were stealing their client’s money is proving to be impossible. What Leah didn’t expect to find in Cedarville was Brandon, especially not half-naked and answering the door of her new home. Unable to deny her attraction toward him, Leah makes a bold move, only to be shot down. Realising what a mistake he had made, Brandon seeks out Leah and quickly the two form an intense bond. But their relationship is threatened by someone from Leah’s past; someone who is set on getting revenge. And the timing couldn’t be worse. Leah, Carly and Melanie are getting ready for the opening of their dance school, while her friends are having their own battles with boys. Cedarville felt like Leah’s perfect home, but are Brandon and her friends enough to keep her safe from her past?

Leah and Brandon have so much chemistry, which is evident from their first meeting. Although their relationship is intense and moves really fast, they are so perfect together and I loved that they got together so soon. This allows us to see more of their relationship, how it develops over the course of the story and how strong their bond is when they are faced with difficult situations. The friendship between Leah, Carly and Melanie is one all girls dream of, and reading their interactions was so much fun. Leah has to rely on them for support during her dramatic ordeal, but they are struggling with their own problems in their personal and professional life.

This book covers a variety of different issues, but all are executed really well. From the serious ones, to the more fun, Bree Kraemer has created a really coherent and enjoyable story. I loved the time that was spent on creating such wonderful relationships between the characters, and any reader would struggle not to find themselves completely involved in their lives. Knowing there will be more in this series stops me from being upset that this one is over! This was my first read of Bree Kraemer’s work, but it definitely won’t be my last.

Review  by @ashleighw

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