Friday, September 30, 2016

One was Lost by Natalie D. Richards

One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards

Thank you to Netgalley and Sourcebooks for a copy of the eArc in exchange for a fair review.

First off I have to say I have read and enjoyed all of her previous books so when I saw this one I knew I had to request and I was super excited when I saw that I was approved!

Sera is a on a school sponsored camping trip when the group is separated by a flooding river and washed out bridge. They set up camp, but when she wakes in the morning she knows something is wrong. It's mid afternoon and the tent is open and all of their phones are broken and they can't wake up Mr.Walker. Soon Sera discovers that each of them have a word written on their arms, her's is Darling, Jude's is Deceptive, Lucas's is Dangerous and Emily's is Damaged. What do they mean? What is going on?

As the day wears on and the fear and suspicion grows will they be able to figure out who is after them and who they can trust..

This has to my favorite book by Natalie, I figured it would be good, but I was hooked it was dark and creepy and I loved every minute of it. The book is told from Sera's POV, but really Jude, Lucas, Sera and Emily are the main characters each of them with secrets and pain. The friendship that was forged during this time was one of the best parts of this book. I had no clue what was going on and even when they figured it out I was still unable to put it all together. When it was revealed I was completely shocked! This is a perfect read with a good cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate snuggled in a blanket on a cold dark night.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Review of Gilt Hollow By Lorie Langdon

Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon

Thanks to NetGalley and Blink for copy of the eArc in exchange for a fair review.

Ashton is fresh out of jail for manslaughter, but he is on a mission to find out who killed his friend. The friend he went to juvenile prison for killing. Willow is the one person who he thought would always be his friend. But Ashton knows he is returning to Gilt Hollow with no one on his side.

Willow is mad at Ashton for abandoning her, and mad in general because she never believed that he killed Danny. Soon the two friends are face to face and forced to acknowledge their past. Willow begins to receive threats and Ashton finds himself being set up for one crime after another, they are on a race against time to find out what really happened that day.

I loved this book, it was a quick fantastic read. I guessed midway through who done it, but it didn't stop me from reading or being hooked on the story. I adored Ashton and Willow, they were fabulous and the connection between them was on point.

I found a couple of things a tad unrealistic, but it didn't take away from the story and I won't mention what they were because well spoilers. I thought this was wild ride and a great YA thriller. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Assassins: Discord by Erica Cameron

Assassins: Discord by Erica Cameron

Thank you to Netgalley and Riptide for proving me a copy of the eArc in exchange for a fair review.

Kindra is a teenage bi-sexual assassin. Everything in her life is pretty normal right up until her father missing the target. He never misses the target, and after that moment everything begins to change. She begins to ask questions and do more research.... and worst of all she begins to wonder if they should even be killing the target.

With the botched hit brings other families to complete the mission, and Kindra notices that a girl has been following her, and before she can start putting all the pieces together she gets kidnapped by that girl (Dru) and everything changes...

I am going to get my only dislike out of the way. The family reference confused me, I never really understood if her parents are her parents... I think they are but it kind of weaves in between her calling them by their names and calling them mom and dad. So since it's a family of assassin's I can sort of understand that, however I felt it was never really clear and it just added some confusion to the overall story.

That being said, this was a fast paced action packed thrill ride! Kindra was a great main character, snarky and interesting. The overall story was good, despite some minor confusion and sometimes you have to guess who is telling the story at the moment, because the pov changes and it's not always clear up front who it is. I am looking forward to seeing how this series goes and I will be reading book 2 when it comes!