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Nite Fire: Exit Strategy (Book 5) by C.L. Schneider – Review by Erin Wolf

Exit Strategy (Nite Fire #5)Exit Strategy by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was absolutely amazing! I have loved this series since book one and could not wait to see what this book held for me. The action started right away. The destruction and travesty were devastating, but Dahlia and her friends chose to fight the evil. The characters have developed so much throughout this series. They are what really make this so good. The evolution of Dahlia while still keeping to her beliefs. The friends she has forged and the new ones she meets along the way.

But the story is what really kept me from not being able to but the book down. The story is so original and gripping. So many things are happening at once. Just when you think it’s over, it’s really just begun. The world the author has created — so descriptive and imaginative. The author weaves this fantastic tale with intriguing characters into a masterpiece.

The last book in the series, the previous books need to be read first. But if you are a fan of urban fantasy, you really need to read this book and series.

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This Night Has Ended (Vampire State Book 5) by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Erin Wolf

This Night Has EndedThis Night Has Ended by Alexander Charalambides
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This story picks up and runs full throttle. There is so much going on. The characters have been constantly evolving and they are just trying to do what is right for everyone. At its base, this is a story about social injustice set in a dystopian setting. Really, you have two different things going on at the same time — trying to survive in what this world has become, and trying to get everyone to live together peacefully, while getting the word out as to what is really happening. Then there is the evolution of Rowena herself. There is so much build up as to what will happen on all of these accounts. There are many surprises along the way, too. I never saw what was coming next and could not put the book down.

The previous books should be read first since there really is no back story given to lead us into the current book. But the story is quite interesting and the characters are unique and complex. You should try this series.

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Sashimi (Evil Sushi Book 2) by C.A. King – Review by Erin Wolf

Sashimi (Evil Sushi #2)Sashimi by C.A. King
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The premise of this series is very original. This book picks up where the first one leaves off, dropping us in a dystopian atmosphere, where things are quickly falling apart. The originality of the overall story, as well as essentially relying on fisherman to save the day, makes this book interesting. As with most end of the world type stories, the government does not want to believe in the supernatural, they just want to conquer. But the refreshing part of this book are the ones who do believe and definitely want to do the right thing.

This is a book where you definitely have to read book one before you start this book. I have read many books between reading book one and two, and I personally would have liked more of a recap of what happened previously. I was a bit lost throughout the story, not remembering exactly what previously happened. Besides that, this was a unique, interesting book that is unlike any I have read before.

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The Sound of Murder (Musical Murder Mystery Series) by K.L. Montgomery – Review by Erin Wolf

The Sound of MurderThe Sound of Murder by K.L. Montgomery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a really enjoyable book! It involves, murder, musicals, and mayhem. Centered around stage performers that do musicals, this is something completely different than what I’m used to. I have read plenty of cozy mysteries, but this is new to me, and the author pulls it off spectacularly! There is such a fun quality to this book — while plenty mystery to solve too. Authors in this genre too many times forget to have fun with the book and characters, but it has really been captured here. I could not put this book down!

If you are a fan of musicals, this is a must read. I was more interested in the murder mystery end, but growing with friends in the theater, it made me reminisce and smile. Then there is Ruby. Not your perfect, skinny, young confident main character, she is flawed and pretty insecure in the beginning of the book. But she knows theater is her passion and sticks to it. Along the way, she gets more friends and really starts to bloom. The progression was subtle but done so well. Not to mention the mystery part of this story. I was constantly guessing who and why and was still surprised at the big reveal.

A wonderfully written, fun book, this is the beginning of what I hope to be a long -running series. A must read in my opinion.

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Notebook Mysteries ~ Changes and Challenges (Notebook Mysteries Book 3) by Kimberly Mullins – Review by Erin Wolf

Notebook Mysteries ~ Changes and ChallengesNotebook Mysteries ~ Changes and Challenges by Kimberly Mullins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have been following this series and was excited to pick up this book. Emma is such a progressive character for this era. If I was a little girl in that time period, she would have been a woman to look up to. Not only that, she cares deeply for those she calls her family and wants to protect those who need help.

This book continues her story as her life and career progress. This isn’t just a story revolving around one mystery. Just when you think the mystery is solved and everyone can relax, something else pops up, needing to be solved. I like this style, it keeps the mind constantly intrigued. This isn’t all just about solving mysteries either. Relationships are progressing, and new friendships are made.

Overall, this is a wonderful historical mystery book that I highly recommend. It is better in my opinion to read the previous books first.

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The Prisoner of the Dead (Dead World Book 1) by Megan Mackie – Review by Erin Wolf

The Prisoner of the Dead: Zombie Thriller Dystopia (Dead World Book 1)The Prisoner of the Dead: Zombie Thriller Dystopia by Megan Mackie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have read this author before and could not wait to see what she has brought us with a new series. I was not disappointed. This is a dystopian zombie book unlike any I have read before. The zombies themselves are different. I won’t say any more other than there is much more to them. But what really makes this book are the characters. Baron is wonderful as a main character. He is not someone you would normally think of as a main character, but he pulls it off wonderfully. Then there is Thailia. She is complicated. You’re not sure if you like her or not, but you understand. It is interesting to learn more and more about her as the book goes on.

This is all set in a world of survival in a time when everything as we know it has collapsed. They are making the best of it as they can, while some really are striving to make the world a better place for the future. Question is, are they doing it the right way?

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Lost Soul (War of Destiny Book 1) by Theresa Van Spankeren – Review by Erin Wolf

Lost Soul (War of Destiny # 1)Lost Soul by Theresa Van Spankeren
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was absolutely incredible. As a new to me author, it looked interesting, but I had no idea what to expect. I was blown away. The horrible things Julia had to endure at such a young age — the author really makes you feel both for her and understand her. It is so descriptive and written with so much feeling. The story itself is so enthralling and really builds up for a fantastic series. This is the beginning of story. While it leaves you wanting more as any good series does, it has just the right amount of content to satisfy you. The realization to her that vampires are real, especially in that era, is both a fear and a relief. I think she is such a great main character and cannot wait to see what happens next in this next beginning of her life.

If you are a fan of paranormal historical fiction, this book is for you with a strong female lead, this book is for you.

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The Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Erin Wolf

The Ghastly GumballThe Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was such a fun, unique book! I haven’t enjoyed a book this much in a long, long time. It was so unique, I have never read anything like this before. The characters were each individual and had their own personality. They were well-rounded and entertaining. I so want them as friends. The creatures in this book are not ones I have read about before. I really want to see more of the characters — especially Clyde. He is my favorite in this book.

The story itself, is again something I have not seen before. It all revolves around a gumball. Who would think of that? And who in their right mind would think this is perfect! Such a brilliant mind is behind this wonderfully fun, unique, and interesting book. I highly recommend it and need to read more books set in this world.

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Journeys Through AllCreation (Journeys Through Book 3) by James Talisman – Review by Erin Wolf

Journeys Through AllCreation (Journeys Through Book 3)Journeys Through AllCreation by James Talisman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book picks up the stories started in the previous books. There are so many stories happening at once in this book, with one larger overall story combining them all. The fact that the author can vividly create so many incredible worlds and characters is absolutely amazing to me. Their imagination is a masterpiece. Not only is each world different, the many beings are fully sculpted out and individual. The descriptions are what brings this book to life.

Then there is the story itself. Each mini event happening eventually combines to bring us closer to the climax of the book. There are so many emotions you will experience within this fantastic book. It is never boring and thoroughly entertaining. I recommend reading the previous books, but it is a must read for fans of epic science fiction and those who see things a bit differently.

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Journeys Through Collection: Volumes 1-3 by James Talisman – Review by Erin Wolf

Journeys Through Collection: Volume 1-3Journeys Through Collection: Volume 1-3 by James Talisman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is science fiction/fantasy at its finest. In the beginning of this series, we are introduced to multiple characters, each from their own world. The description of all of these different worlds is incredible. Each and every one is so beautifully detailed. The character themselves are very well described and this combination of world and character detail makes you feel like you are right there with them. Throughout the books, the characters grow and learn. This is ideal in a series.

Really, it is like reading multiple stories, all wrapped up in one incredible book. We are taken back and forth between worlds and characters, but it is not confusing at all. If you are a fan of epic science fiction/fantasy stories, this box set is definitely for you.

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