Books Review – Severed Hearts

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This book was the perfect continuation of the first book. Sadly since this is the second book in the series I don’t want to get too much into detail about the plot. Everything about this book you really need to go into it without knowing much because every chapter is a spoiler. So I think for this review I am going to be mainly talking about my feelings towards the book and just giving you a general overview of what I thought. my love for the two main characters Lucy and Marcus just grow exponentially in this book. in both of their eye, they can do no wrong and they’re both quick to forgive each other when one of them does something stupid. Now it might be the deeper the connection that they have or it’s just that they’re hopelessly in love and they’re still in the honeymoon phase of a relationship. who really knows.

The cover

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Once again we’ve got to cover change. I really enjoy this cover it’s pretty we see more of the girls face this time the color scheme is still blue. I still don’t understand what this cover has to do with the story. The title is severed hearts. The look on that girls face does not make me think that she is hurting in any way shape or form.It is a really pretty cover but I honestly do not feel that it fits this story.

Cover Two

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Now we’ve got the same color scheme going here it is blue but it has that same mysterious dark edges as the cover change for severed wings. This really speaks of mystery and it really highlights girl’s face. This time she’s kind of facing away from us she’s got her hair pulled back over her face I don’t know what his about these covers but I am in love with them.  The photography, the lighting the overall just composition of this cover is amazing. This is something I wish I could design. Not saying that I couldn’t just I don’t have the skill level of this person.

What I liked

  1. Mystery
  2. Action
  3. Romance
  4. Very likeable characters
  5. Relatable characters
  6. The dialogue
  7. Every scene in this book ever
  8. The fact that I wanted to throw the book across the room at some points just means I’m very invested in the story
  9. Abby
  10. Justin
  11. All the supporting characters

What I didn’t like

  1. It ended (there is another book.)
  2. It still ended

Thank you all for joining me here in our wonderland. Don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

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Book Review – Severed Wings

Hello, my wonderlandians! Welcome to the weekend. What are you guys doing on the second to last day of the year? Let me know.

Quick Disclaimer – This following book I am about to review was at the beginning of the year sent to me in exchange for an honest review that I was to put up on amazon earlier this year and I did that. I was in no way obligated to put up this review. I have just recently reread the book and I have further thoughts on the book. Plus there was a cover change. This is an honest review…plus I will also be giving some back round about my life. This could be a long review. 

So to kick things off with this review I really want to start off with the covers.

Cover One

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In all honesty, I like this cover. This is the original cover. It’s pretty. There is a pretty girl in a blue dress, but this is a cover we have seen a 100 times over. There is no connection to the contents of the book in this cover. I could not tell you what this book was about based on this cover alone. It is pretty and the person who did design the cover did a really good job.

Cover Two

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Now when I look at the second cover I am in awe of it. You can really get a sense of the story at least in my opinion from just a cover image. There are white feathers floating around the girl who’s kind of off center in the cover or at least that’s what it looks like from the position that she’s in. Now the 2 colors that are going on in this image with the rich blacks and varying different degrees of purples and if I’m not mistaken right in the center of the photo there is a blue popping out from behind her kind of highlighting the midsection of her. There is a lot more Dimension and movement in this cover and I feel like you’re I automatically gets drawn to a girl and then you can move around with the cover. Hopefully, I’m making sense. This cover is absolutely breathtaking and when I’m comparing the first cover to the second cover I would definitely reach for the second cover if I had no idea who Kelly Carerro was. Everything in this cover is perfection. Also, it looks like they did a font change in the covers as well and I must say I definitely prefer the second font to the first font. Overall, I really just prefer the second cover.

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Synopsis

“Normal” is something I could only dream of being called. “Mental” or “screwed up” is what I’m labeled. But actually feeling other people’s pain does that to a girl. I’m not an empath. I’m crazy! That is until I meet one guy who makes it all go away.

The problem is, he’s even crazier than me. At least I thought that in the beginning before the coincidences became undeniable. But, if what he was saying were true, he would not only become my savior, he would also open my eyes to a world filled with angels, demons, witches, and an ancient curse that I’m caught smack bang in the middle of.

Either way, I already knew he’d be the death of me.

Thoughts 

This book to me felt really different than anything Kelly is ever written before. She’s got two other series out and the only other series I’ve read from her is her Evolution series. I devoured those books in 3 days when it was a trilogy. She then added on I want to say 3 more books and I still need to get to those. I have a very deep connection to the first half of this book. I think this is why it is in my top 10 favourite series. the first half of this book takes place at a rehab center that is a working Ranch. now the reason that I feel so connected to this setting and to our main character Lucy is because when I was about 19 years old I was going through a very hard time in my life. I have obsessive-compulsive disorder and at that time it was really bad. So I discussed with my mother going into a long-term Treatment Center. the treatment center that I had looked at was on a working Ranch. so the setting that this Ranch took place in really reminded me of my time there. Unfortunately, the ranch was really expensive and I wasn’t able to go. this book gave me that experience and away.

I really want to talk about our main character Lucy. she grew up knowing that there was something a little off about her. She never really felt like she belonged in her family. her birth name that her mother gave her was Zoe and if I’m remembering correctly she wanted at a very young age to be called Lucy. She never really understood why this name was hers. it just was. in the synopsis, Kelly uses terms Not normal, mental, and screwed up. In Lucy’s mind, that’s what she was. She genuinely felt like she was crazy because there is an element of otherworldliness to this book. Our main character can feel other people’s emotions,  because of this it drives her to try to commit suicide on multiple different occasions. I want to process this right now that if suicide or any kind of mental illness is a trigger for you this is probably not the book for you. it does though in the second half of the book get away from the mental illness and the rehab center that Lucy is at for the first half of the book.

While Lucy is at the rehab center she meets some people who she feels normal around. when the emotions start getting too much for her the owner of the ranch John lets her ride a horse to kind of get away from all of the emotions and give her a break. then we meet our love interest Marcus.  there is just something about him that Lucy can’t shake. now we really don’t find too much about Marcus in this book he’s kind of withdrawn we find out a little bit but not much.

Another thing that I really liked about this was the fact that to really get a sense of this book you need to read it. There is no information given we find out all the information with Lucy. If she’s clueless were Clueless. I honestly could not have predicted how this book ended. so every twist and turn in this book is a surprise and a shock.

The one thing Kelly is really good at is creating characters that you feel a real deep connection to. and I feel with about maybe 90% of the characters I want to get to know them I feel this connection with them and it drives me to want to read more of the book to discover who they are. I want to know how they will develop and honestly I want to find out what the Mystery is.

I know this review is a little bit different in format to my other reviews I will be getting back to my old format but  I have a feeling for this book series it’s going to have to be this way.

What did you guys think of this review? Let me know.

Thank you all for joining me. Don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

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Free Friday

Hello, my wonderlandians!

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I am so excited to share today’s free book with you! It is the last Free Friday of 2017. Tihs is crazy. As you all know I have kind of been on a mermaid kick lately. I don’t think I will ever be off the mermaid kick.

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I am searching through the depths of Amazon to find all of the free books that are about mermaids. So far I have found some awesome ones. This one though I read it back in March of this.

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Running away from home was never Chloe Kowalski’s plan. Neither was ending up the target of killers or having her body change in unusual ways. She only wanted a vacation, someplace far from her crazy parents and their irrational fear of water. She only wanted to do something normal for once, and maybe get to know her best friend’s hot stepbrother a bit better at the same time.

But the first day she goes out on the ocean, strange things start to happen. Dangerous things that should be impossible. Things to which ‘normal’ doesn’t even begin to apply.

Now madmen are hunting her. A mysterious guy with glowing blue eyes is following her. And her best friend’s stepbrother seems to be hiding secrets all his own.

It was supposed to be a vacation. It’s turning out to be a whole lot more.

……….

I really liked this book. I am currently on book number 2 have been on that book for a while. Not because I don’t like it. I love it actually but because I get so distracted with all of the other books. I take a break from it now all I want to do is read all of the mermaid books in my collection. Which also means I have to get the rest of the books in this series. Darn, I have to get more books. Shame. lol.

Thank you all for joining me here in our wonderland. Don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out. They grant wishes I swear.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

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Cover Reveal – Blackwater Savior

Hello, wonderlandians! I have another cover reveal for you. Thank you to Xrpesso Tours.



Blackwater Savior: Mia and Spooky
Inger Iversen
Publication date: December 28th 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

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Two years ago, Mia Sheridan’s face lay plastered on missing person flyers, CNN, and other various news outlets. She was one among six other missing women from the Clearwater area, neither a trace nor a hair left behind. Abducted and beaten, Mia has finally come to terms with the fact that she will die … her only concern is when that time will come.

Road Captain and eight-year vet with the Blackwater Renegades, Spooky is tasked with convincing a monster to sign divorce papers. He expected blood and mayhem, but what he got instead was Mia Sheridan, who was like an innocent angel. He never believed in love at first sight―lust at first taste was more like it―but the honey-eyed woman with a glint of defiance in her eyes is a fighter, and that he can respect. When Spooky takes a solemn vow to protect her, he finds himself in over his head, but right where he belongs.

Blackwater Savior is a short story, a prelude to Mia and Spooky.

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Author Bio:

Inger Iversen is the bestselling author of several novels including her New Adult Series, In the Dark: Running in the Dark, Sinners in the Dark, Confessions in the Dark, and coming soon, Absolution in the Dark. She is also the author of the bestselling Few Are Angels series, a paranormal romance told from the heroine’s perspective that builds in intensity and intrigue to a finale you won’t see coming. Heart pounding action mixed with heartwarming friendships and heartbreaking romance will leave you breathless and begging for more.

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Ashten

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Top Three Thursday – Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward to In 2018

Hello, wonderlandians! Today is Thursday. It is one more day until we reach Friday. Then it’s the weekend then we got two days and it’s the new year.

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One thing I know about the new year is that there are a whole bunch of books that are coming out. My TBR list is about to grow by about another hundred books. This is a very true story. We all have those certain books that we are looking forward to that are coming out in the New Year. For me, there are three that I am so excited to get my hands on within the new year. One of them does not have a release date yet. At least I think it’s coming out next year. The author hasn’t even finished writing it yet. So I’m putting the cart before the horse and I’m saying that it’s coming out next year I think it might be coming out late next year. Sorry I’m rambling I tend to do that but I’m still excited about this post.

I just want to take a quick moment to say thank you for everybody who has been liking, commenting, and following this blog. This blog is almost 4 weeks old. Wow! I cannot believe it. I am so looking forward to all of the things that will be coming within the new year.

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Now back to our regularly scheduled blog. Top three books I am most looking forward to reading within the new year.

3. Busted

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Marisa wasn’t planning to be a snoop for hire—until she accidentally caught her best friend’s boyfriend making out with another girl. Now her reputation for sniffing out cheaters has spread all over school, and Marisa finds herself the reluctant queen of busting two-timing boys.

But when ex-frenemy Kendall asks her to spy on her boyfriend, TJ, Marisa quickly discovers the girl TJ might be falling for is Marisa herself. And worse yet? The feelings are quickly becoming mutual. Now, she’s stuck spying on a “mystery girl” and the spoken-for guy who just might be the love of her life…

Amazon – Busted

2. Sea Witch

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Everyone knows what happens in the end.
A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss.
But before that young siren’s tale, there were three friends.
One feared, one royal, and one already dead.

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Ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. A freak. A curse. A witch.

A girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears offshore and, though the girl denies it, Evie is convinced that her best friend actually survived. That her own magic wasn’t so powerless after all. And, as the two girls catch the eyes—and hearts—of two charming princes, Evie believes that she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after.

But her new friend has secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad, or on two legs unless Evie finds a way to help her. Now Evie will do anything to save her friend’s humanity, along with her prince’s heart—harnessing the power of her magic, her ocean, and her love until she discovers, too late, the truth of her bargain.

The rise of Hans Christian Andersen’s iconic villainess is a heart-wrenching story of friendship, betrayal, and a girl pushed beyond her limits—to become a monster.

(my mission in the new year is to read more mermaid related books.) 

Amazon – Sea Witch

1.  IMMERSE

There is really no news about this book. It is the third and final book in Tobie Easton’s  Mer Chronicles Series. I know I keep bringing up this book but this is my most anticipated read of next year!

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SERIOUSLY GO READ TEH FIRST TWO BOOKS!

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Don’t forget the feed the unicorns. They are granted every wish as we head out into the new year.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

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Cover Reveal – Worth the Risk

Hello, my wonderlandians. It is Thursday! Today I have a book reveal for you! Thank you to Xpresso Tours for letting me be apart of this.


Worth the Risk
J.B. Heller
Publication date: January 4th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

It was meant to be a one-time thing. One night they could let go of the restrictive chains their everyday lives bound them in.

When a new client file turns out to belong to the woman Abe slept with three months ago, he does something he has never done before. He goes against company policy, one he created, and places himself on the case as her full-time bodyguard.

It’s not bad enough her father’s political aspirations have landed Kalista in hot water, she’s about to have a twenty-four/seven shadow too. Far from happy about the added protection, she hates the idea of constantly being watched. But then she meets her new bodyguard.

Now that Abe has Kalista so close again he knows he wants to keep her in his life. When the threats against her escalate, he’s forced to act. But will his new-found attachment to Kalista make him a liability or their greatest asset?

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Author Bio:

JB Heller is an average Aussie housewife in her late 20’s with a wicked sexy imagination. She and her super sexy husband are the parents of three minions, two Great Danes and a Cat who thinks she’s a person.

She spends her days running around after her wildling children and jotting down stories in her flower embossed leather notebook (She is very particular about her stationary.). She’s a self-confessed Stationary Junky who’s constantly on the lookout for more.

Most day’s JB can be found glued to her laptop, taking advantage of school hours- writing as fast as she can while she can. Or trolling Pinterest for her next potential muse. And when she needs a break from the voices in her head she indulges in her favourite past time, reading.

Want to know more about JB? Check her out, you’ll be guaranteed a good laugh if nothing else.

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What I’m Reading Wednesday

Hello, my wonderlandians! How is your Wednesday? Today I am reading the book Severed Hearts by Kelly Carrero. Now I found this author a few years ago. I love her books. They are a really quick read and usually, I can finish her books in one sitting.  The way she writes her characters they are so relatable.

Synopsis

All my life I’ve dreamed of the man who would be the one to free me from my curse. Turns out Marcus is real, and so are the angels, demons, and witches that are trying to get their hands on me. And don’t even get me started on those Soul Scrapers.

What I didn’t realize, and neither did Marcus, was that Justin had lied. Someone wants me dead to stop an earth-shattering ancient prophecy that nobody actually believes in from coming true. Pity for them, I’m not giving up easily, and I discover something that no one saw coming.

Severed Hearts is a young adult paranormal romance that takes place in a thrilling supernatural world. Discover the amazing fantasy universe author Kelly Carrero has made fans fall for! Book 1, Severed Wings, is also available now!

Link to book

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZXWQWXQ/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Thank you all for joining me here in wonderland. The unicorns are loving all the treats keep them coming.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

Tag Tuesday – The End of the Year Book Tag

Hello, my wonderlandians! Happy Tuesday. I feel like I have a Christmas hangover. I am so tired but alas I am working today.

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Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

I really need to finish Severed Wings by Kelly Carrero.

Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

No I do not.

Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

Not for this year. All of the books that I want are coming out in the New year.

What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

Immerse by Tobie Easton

That is about it right now. I am sure there will be others. I  really don’t keep up with new releases. This was a book series that I discovered this year

Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?

It is not just one book. I have been reading a lot of books about mermaids this year. Every book that I have read has been amazing!

Have you already started making reading plans for 2018?

Yes, I will be posting all about that this Sunday and Monday!

Thank you all for joining me here in our own part of wonderland. Feed the unicorns on your way.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

Cover Reveal – Night Shift

Hello, my wonderlandians! Hope you Tuesday is going good. How was your Christmas? Did you get everything you wanted for Christmas?



Night Shift
Carey Decevito
(Nightshade, #2)
Publication date: January 9th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

A serial killer…

A past that haunts no matter how much the distance…

Which one will strike first?

Eighteen deaths over eight years has left Shane Peters itching to find his mark. The death that started it all ensured his obsession with the murderer who had turned his life into a living hell, leaving him to raise a newborn daughter on his own.

Starting over wasn’t the easiest thing, but Emberlyn Roth had managed by shear grit and the skin of her teeth. It’s too bad one can’t outrun their past.

A protector of the wronged, Shane is torn between his duty as a detective for the Jacksonville PD and a quest to find himself some peace. Red tape binds his capabilities and moonlighting as an investigator for Nightshade Securities has him feeling stretched thin. Late nights on the streets and his sense of duty keeps him from being the father he wants to be. Throw onto his already rickety house of cards, an attraction to the mysterious Emberlyn, the lead he’s got on the murderer he’s been hunting for nearly a decade, and threats his woman is receiving by an unsavory character from her past, and he’s seriously tempted to take Dalton Kipper’s offer to join his team in a permanent basis.

Rules have a place, but when you’re faced with losing the one that means most to you, lines can become blurred. With the fate of his family’s future hanging in the balance, he’s ready to risk it all.

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Author Bio:

Born and raised in small town Northern Ontario, Canada, Carey Decevito has always had a penchant for reading and writing.

More than a decade later, with weeks of sleepless nights, where exhaustion settled into her everyday existence, she finally gave in and put pen to paper (more like fingers to keyboard!) She submitted to the dreams that plagued her. And the rest, as they say, is history!

A member of the RWA, Carey Decevito enjoys spending time with family and friends, the outdoors, travelling, and playing tourist in Canada’s National Capital region. When life gets crazy, she seeks respite through her writing and reading. If all else fails, she knows there’s never a dull moment with her two daughters, her goofy husband, and cat who she swears is out to get her.

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