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THE BOX (HER THREE IMMORTALS BOOK 4) by HAZEL STORM – Review by Jamie Zabolotney

The Box: A Greek Gods Urban Fantasy Romance (Her Three Immortals Book 4)The Box: A Greek Gods Urban Fantasy Romance by Hazel Storm
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the final book in the series and all the loose ends all get tied up nicely for the reader. Vanessa is forced to do yet another task for a goddess, this time Aroz’s mother. It just seems that Vanessa can’t catch a break from her lovers’ narcissistic mothers who each are self serving to a fault. This time the goddess of beauty wants her to go in search of the box of beauty.

This book takes Vanessa and all three of her immortal lovers on quests that helps each of them learn more about themselves and each other. Despite the turmoil, Vanessa is able to bond closer to all of her immortals and come into her own. And, as always this author has a great knack of keeping the reader entertained with new twists and plots at every turn.

I would love to see another series spin off from this one. I feel like there is so much more that this author could give us and more immortals we could meet.

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Nite Fire: Flash Point by C. L. Schneider – Review by Jamie Zabolotney

Flash Point (Nite Fire, #1)Flash Point by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have to admit, from the synopsis I was skeptical. I love being surprised when this happens. This book kept you on your toes and guessing as to what would happen next. Dahlia Nite just wants to live as normal a life as she can, blending in with the humans around her.

A hundred years ago Dahlia came to this world to escape execution at the hands of her dragon Queen. In that time she has had to hide her dragon nature from those around her and keep moving to stay ahead of those who seek her and those who would notice she hasn’t changed over the years.

I really enjoyed the characters and plot to this book. I’m excited to see where this series goes.

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Twilight’s Curse (Twilight Realm Series Book 1) by K. M. Wray – Review by Jamie Zabolotney

Twilight's CurseTwilight’s Curse by K.M. Wray
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It had been awhile since I had read a fantasy novel and this had a lot to live up to and it was up to the task! K.M.Wray has a way with words and is able to spin them to create a wonderful world.

Prince Phoenix of the Elves witnesses both his parents murdered by usurpers to the crown and on that night he knows he must grow up much faster than normal elves. Zoe, daughter of those usurpers, has escaped her mother’s experimentations in hopes of a better life. When they meet neither one knows who the other is. Together they must go up against Zoe’s parents and take back the Twilight Realm and in the process learn about themselves and each other.

There are so many ways this story could go and I look forward to reading that journey.

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The Elements of the Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 1) by Kay L. Moody – Review by Jamie Zabolotney

The Elements of the Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria, #1)The Elements of the Crown by Kay L. Moody
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book had so many twists and turns in it, nothing was quite what I was expecting and I loved every moment of it! I would have loved a bit more worldbuilding at the introduction of the book so that we are able to get a better idea of the hierarchy and people of the realms but the story line does well without.

Talise is a young girl with great abilities but the only permanent escape from the Storm is for her to finish her education and achieve the level of Master Shaper. All goes well until her final year when a new student joins them and his skills rival those of Talise’s.

I really enjoyed this book. It was fast paced and full of secrets the entire way through. As soon as you think you have it all figured out, you will be shocked with new information. I look forward to more books by Moody.

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The Girl and the Demon (The Girl and the Raven Book 3) by Pauline Gruber – Review by Jamie Zabolotney

The Girl and The Demon (The Girl and The Raven, #3)The Girl and The Demon by Pauline Gruber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The final book in the series and it does not disappoint. All Lucy wants is to live the life of a normal teenage girl, but the fates have other ideas for her. Just as she is beginning to establish some type of relationship with her demon father, he is whisked away by Lucifer. Lucy can’t even just settle into a normal routine with Marcus as he is now delving into his own history with the gargoyle clan and she isn’t welcome.

Pauline Gruber is a great author. She is able to write a scene you can envision in your head. Her characters are very relatable and loveable. Her story lines are very easy to follow. I can’t wait for more by this author.

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The Girl and the Gargoyle (The Girl and the Raven Book 2) by Pauline Gruber – Review by Jamie Zabolotney

The Girl and the Gargoyle (The Girl and the Raven, #2)The Girl and the Gargoyle by Pauline Gruber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This second installment of the Girl and the Raven series is a great continuation to the storyline. Lucy Walker is finally coming into her powers and learning who she is as a person and beginning to find affections for her newly found father.

In this book, the focus is no longer just on Lucy. Marcus’ mother and father who abandoned him with his step father, now want a relationship with him and have him lead the Gargoyle clan. Great, except for the fact that a gargoyle’s job is to kill demons! This book includes many fights and a great deal of drama to keep you on the edge of your seat.

I look forward to book 3!

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The Girl and the Raven (The Girl and the Raven Book 1) by Pauline Gruber – Review by Jamie Zabolotney

The Girl and The RavenThe Girl and The Raven by Pauline Gruber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you enjoy supernatural YA books, this one will be a perfect fit for you!

When Lucy Walker’s mother dies suddenly due to a drug overdose, she is moved from Tennessee to Chicago to live with her Uncles in her Grandmother’s old home. Not only is she thrust into a new life in a new city, she must now navigate the fact that she is a half demon, half witch. Her life in Tennessee in the trailer park did not prepare Lucy for life in the fast lane in Chicago.

This book had some unexpected twists to it and kept me on the edge of my seat. I really enjoyed it!

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Kingdom of Embers (Kingdom Journals Book 1) by Tricia Copeland – Review by Jamie Zabolotney

Kingdom of Embers (Kingdom Journals #1)Kingdom of Embers by Tricia Copeland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I seriously got into this book! What do you get when you cross a witch and a vampire? A recipe for a very strange senior year of highschool. Alenda Scott isn’t like other girls but has to appear that way in order to fly under the radar. Her mother, the Queen of the vampires, is overprotective and doesn’t allow her daughter too many freedoms and isn’t allowed to date. Enter several boys who would like to hold the position of boyfriend.

Alena is a very strong willed character who knows her own mind. She trains hard at her mother’s request but she is ready to push the boundaries of what she is allowed to do.

She meets Nick, a new boy at her school who is interested in her but she isn’t sure where her feelings lie with him. Hunter is her imaginary friend from childhood who turns out to be a real person. Sparks fly between the two of them.

I look forward to future installments by Tricia Copeland.

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Cursed Luck (Broderick Coven Book 5) by AJ Renee – Review by Jamie Zabolotney

Cursed Luck (Broderick Coven, #5)Cursed Luck by A.J. Renee
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the 5th installment in the Broderick series. Edward Broderick is a smooth talking witch whose natural talent lies with making businesses thrive. Mia Hemlock is a born earth witch whose strong powers make her the perfect florist. When she and Edward meet, sparks fly but neither is willing to bend completely to the Goddesses’ will in who their mates will be.

This book did fit nicely into the series and satisfied my curiosity about Edward. I could have asked for more drama in regards to the story line, less internal and more external as it were. This will not discourage me from looking forward to the next Broderick novel.

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The Book of Carraig (The Cross of Ciaran Book 2) by Andrea Matthews – Review by Jamie Zabolotney

The Book of Carraig (The Cross of Ciaran #2)The Book of Carraig by Andrea Matthews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The second book in Andrea Matthews Cross of Ciaran series. I quite enjoyed this book and the progression of the story from book one. After fifteen hundred years “asleep” Ciaran is learning how to navigate this new time. Ciaran and Caitlan go to Ireland on a dig in the same place where Caitlan found Ciaran in the first place.

I have always been intrigued by archaeology and this book drew me in, topped with romance and drama and I was in seventh heaven! Matthews paints a great picture of Ireland and the surroundings. If you like paranormal romance, you won’t be disappointed.

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