Book Review: Invision

Invision by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Series: 7th book in Chronicles of Nick

Rating: 4.5 stars

Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016

Source: Review copy from publicist

WARNING: This review may contain spoilers to the previous books in the series, so GO READ THEM!!!



Sherrilyn Kenyon, I can not begin to describe what an amazing author you are. I absolutley ADORE this series. I discovered it sometime last year, before the 6th book came out. I was definitely not expecting to binge read 5 of these in one weekend and then die because I realized the next one wasn’t out yet.  If you haven’t read this series, I highly recommend you check it out. It’s EPIC, and you get so caught up in it. It’s like Shadowhunters crossed with Percy Jackson, with a whole lot of  Supernatural thrown in. 

OMGOMGOMG ITS GONNA BE A MOVIE!!! [insert excited squeal here]  More details on that later. 

I swear, nothing ever goes right for Nick. This book is no exception. I would feel sorry for him if I didn’t enjoy this series so much. He’s so dang funny and he just takes it all in stride. 

It did a pretty good job recapping, but you might wanna skim through the last book if it’s been a while. I love how it’s so complex but kinda simple at the same time. It’s like Supernatural, with a bunch of mythologies and lore that just somehow seamlessly fit together. 

In this book we get to find out more about Caleb and Xev, and what happened to Zavid. There’s a couple new characters, and some really wonky shtick is going down. Demons, hell-monkeys, and the like (basically it’s like every other Tuesday).  

 I like Kody, but Caleb is definitely my favorite after Nick.  

Ugh, but I also love Xev. And Simi. And Acheron. And Kyrian. And Cherise. And Bubba. And Mark. And Tabby. 
Basically, everyone. 

I read this wayyyy to fast, and THAT ENDING. Like, I think the epilogue might’ve actually killed me. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO WAIT ANOTHER YEAR FOR THE NEXT ONE?!?!  

(There’s already a cover and synopsis though!!!! Cannot wait!!!!! )

This book was a solid 4.5, definitely a must read. Although if you’ve already gotten this far into the series you know all of them are like that. This series is just AH-MAY-ZING!!! I’ll never get enough of good ol’Nick.  

Now,

 WHATCHA WAITING FOR?!?! 

GO READ IT!!!

Cover Reveal: Empire of Storms

AHHHH OMGOMGOMG WE HAVE A COVER!!!! PLEASE SOMEONE GIVE ME THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW!!!!  

(Note: it’s not the final art)

Ok, so I have some really mixed emotions about this. I love the background and the fire, but the face kinda throws me off. It’s different from the ones in the other books (at least to me it is). I think she looks a lot older in this (btw that is the Eye of Elena around her neck).  Either way, I know this book is going to be ABSOLUTLEY AMAZING. Sarah J. Maas has said that this is going to be the longest book so far.

I LIKE BIG BOOKS AND  I CAN NOT LIE 

Sorry, I had to say it 

Anyways, 

So much happened in the last book, and I don’t know how I’m going to last until September. 

Yeah, you heard me. 

September 

4 months from now
*lays down*
*curls into ball*

*dies*
Thoughts on the cover?

Book Review: The Sleeping Prince

The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury

Rating: 4.5 stars

Publication Date: May 31st, 2016



Woah

 Still reeling from the ending to this book. The Sleeping Prince was beyond amazing. It exceeded my every expectation. It is super rare for me to like a sequel more than I liked the first book. 

Synopsis: Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin’s life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures. But none of that compares to the threat of the vengeful Sleeping Prince whom the Queen just awoke from his enchanted sleep.

When her village is evacuated as part of the war against the Sleeping Prince, Errin is left desperate and homeless. The only person she can turn to is the mysterious Silas, a young man who buys deadly poisons from Errin, but won’t reveal why he needs them. Silas promises to help her, but when he vanishes, Errin must journey across a kingdom on the brink of war to seek another way to save her mother and herself. But what she finds shatters everything she believed about her world, and with the Sleeping Prince drawing nearer, Errin must make a heartbreaking choice that could affect the whole kingdom.

 I usually don’t like when books change POV throughout the series, but it was perfect in this case.  It took me a bit to realize just who Errin was (in relation to the first book), but it all fell into place as soon as I did.  

I  liked Errin once I got to know her better.  She was strong and brave, but not all kickass and self-righteous like most heroines are these days. Errin kept it real. She was doing extremely well given her circumstances and she was smart. She put herself and her family first. Love interest betrays her? She doesn’t get upset and mope around, she decides to get even and beat him at his own game. I especially loved how she got back at Unwin on her way out. Errin was pretty awesome, and I enjoyed seeing this part of the trilogy through her eyes. 

One of my favorite things about this was that there was no love triangle, no insta-love. Love triangles have become way too common, and by this point they’re just annoying. Very few actually add to the plot of a book. I absolutely despise insta-love, it’s one of the most cringe worthy things in a book.  

I also really loved Silas. Swoon-worthy much? Why must all these fictional guys be so amazing, they’re setting my standards up way to high. No one will ever be able to live up to them (except maybe Jensen Ackles).

The story picks up where The Sin Eater’s Daughter left off, with the Sleeping Prince awake and ready to retake his kingdom.  Do not skip the prologue. Some serious ish goes down in there.The dynamic of this book was very different from the first one, but they fit together perfectly.I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but DAMN, this was good.  I loved the whole alchemy thing, rather than traditional magic. I haven’t seen that in any books recently, and it really set this one apart.
Overall, this book was absolutely fantastic and I had a great time reading it! I devoured this in just a couple hours, and I don’t think I’ll survive the wait until the  next book comes out. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy, especially fairytales. 

 If you haven’t read the first book, what are you waiting for? Go and fall in love with this series like I did!  

**I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my review, everything stated above was my own opinion**


Book Review: The Awakening

The Awakening by Melissa A. Craven

Rating: 4 stars

Source: NetGalley


At first, I didn’t like this book. It wasn’t until maybe 1/3 ways in that I started thing,hmm not bad, not bad at all. And then BOOM! Next thing I knew, I was in love with this book. I couldn’t put it down and OMG, I need the next one like right now. 

In the beginning I was like ugh, I don’t like this character, and ugh insta love. BUT it wasn’t until later on I realized that no, not insta love, in fact they weren’t in that kind of relationship at all. And there was a reason for Allie’s bipolarness. It all made soooooo much sense later when she met everyone and they explained what was up (nope, I’m not gonna tell you what, you’ll have to read it to find out). 

It took a while for Allie to grow on me, but she turned out to be pretty cool. I loved Aidan and everyone else (ignore that whole fake Aidan stuff and doesn’t last long thankfully). Emma and Naeemah especially intrigued me and I really hope Melissa A. Craven will write a prequel with their backstories. These are some seriously badass women and I love them! I also loved Gregg and Liam and basically everyone  in the “family”(there’s just way too many to name). These were some pretty amazin characters and seriously, that prequel needs to be a thing.  

The whole idea/concept of this book was really refreshing and original. I’ve mane read only one or two books somewhat like this and those are still really different from how it was in this book (I’m trying not to give away the Big Revelation). There were so many cute little moments in this book that made me smile, and I really liked it!

There was kind of a love triangle but it’s not a bad one. It actually adds to the plot and makes sense (I like Vince, but Team Aidan  all the way). In the beginning it seemed kinda cliche but it’s gets better, don’t worry.  I really love the friendship (yeah, you read that right) between Aidan and Allie. They’re just so friggin adorable together and it’s a very slow burn even though it seemed like insta love in the beginning (again, all will be revealed and everything has a purpose, their “connection”,  Allie’s weird mood swings. Just trust me on this one).
I would’ve given this a higher rating if not for the slow beginning, but seriously, this was amazing. Just power through the slow parts  until you make it to the awakening, where it really starts to get good (probably cuz everything finally makes sense).  You must read this, it’s just so ASDFGHJKL!!! Still kinda reeling from the ending of this. 

**I received a free review copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. It did not, in any way, influence my review of this book**