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Morning Star by Desiree Finkbeiner Review

Morning Star

Ethos Book One

By Desiree Finkbeiner

Brianna is an average girl, she doesn’t do drugs go out drinking and she loves the all-natural food her mother has always made her. One day she is surprised by an object about ten inches wide that flies at her losing her balance she falls down the stairs, she sustains multiple injuries that appear to be weeks even months old when she arrives at the hospital. This is only the beginning of Brianna’s journey she soon finds herself drawing the attention of giant dragon flies and their gorgeous keeper that are from another world entirely.

Morning Star (Equinox, #1)

This novel is highly original with giant dragon flies and other strange creatures but it is also a touch on the classics fairies, succubus, and other mythical creatures with an extraordinary twist that is highly unique and interesting. This novel focuses more on the fantastical and the forbidden love between Brianna and Kalen but it also has a ton of action and adventure thrown in to round out this novel so you are not over whelmed with angst. The only problem I had was keeping the author’s timing straight, in the novel Ethos has longer days than Earth does, she does explain it several times and it may be due to me having the flu while reading it I finally said “Forget it” it was fun anyways even if a month had past and you didn’t even realize it! Even this shows that this book is highly original; I cannot wait to see what is in store for the characters since this novel left off on such a cliffhanger adding Desiree Finkbeiner to my Evil Author pile.

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Perfection Unleashed by Jade Kerrion Review

Perfection Unleashed

Double Helix Book One

By Jade Kerrion

Galahad was created to be the perfect human being by Pioneer Labs. However Pioneer Labs is performing torturous experiments on Galahad. When Zara breaks into the Labs to kill Galahad but instead after discovering the horror he is going through releases him. This is only the beginning as the story twists and turns weaving itself around three main characters, Galahad, Danyael, Jason each having their own story to tell.

 Perfection Unleashed (Double Helix, #1)

This was certainly an interesting story; you have Galahad the genetically created perfect human being who has been tortured his entire life. Then you have Danyael who is a strong empath and has worked hard at controlling his abilities. Add in Jason who hates Galahad with a fiery passion, so much so he even created his own hate group. With these three interweaving stories you have a remarkable novel and Jade Kerrion used exceptional writing abilities to truly capture the complexities of each of her characters, and though these three stories should be enough to keep you reading the author makes sure to throw in a few more twists and turns that will ensure you will come back for more.  I cannot wait to see what is to come in the next book with the mix of science fiction and fantasy there is an endless amount of possibilities.

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The Passage by Justin Cronin Review

The Passage

The Passage series Book One

By Justin Cronin

“And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years; and he died.”

This is the basis for project Noah, when a group of people stumble onto something that can cure any known disease and increase life. They begin testing right away soon using inmates on death row as subjects for the new drug they have created. But the unthinkable happens, leading to a nightmare that spans generations.

The Passage

The main character in this novel is Amy Harper Bellafonte, not in the typical first person narration but she comes to life through many different characters point of view as the story progresses. Justin Cronin employs several different facets to writing in this one novel, I may be wrong but I do not think there is a single form of writing that he did not use including epistolary voice, using a series of letters or documents. Instead of confusing or leaving the reader feeling lost it actually makes the novel fascinating to read brining into focus much more of the story that you would usually get. My personal favorite was “Auntie” as she was the bridge to what happened after the virus and what is currently taking place in the story. This is one of those novels that will stay with you for the rest of your life not only for the amazing story but for the unique writing style. Though if you do not know there is a second book then the ending will suck, yes it’s that good. Hopefully I can pick up The Twelve, book two of the Passage series, because I am dying to find out what else Justin Cronin will bring to the table.

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Renegade by J.A. Souders Review

Renegade

The Elysium Chronicles Book One

By J.A. Souders

Evelyn Winters has been bred to be genetically perfect blonde hair blue eyes; she lives in the perfect underwater city known as Elysium. Evelyn has been adopted by Mother and is in training to become the next Mother, ruler of the city. She never questions anything until one day Gavin Hunter falls off a cliff and ends up in Elysium. Evelyn does her best to tend to the surface dwellers wounds and soon comes to realize that this surface dweller is nothing like what Mother has told the people about. With the realization she soon discovers more to this twisted web of deception that Mother has created.

Renegade (The Elysium Chronicles, #1)

What do you get when you cross an undersea city with a crazy dictator? Nothing but trouble according to the author, and I would have to agree. J.A. Souders creates a complex and beautiful society underneath the ocean then she destroys it with a fearsome villain making this a truly fascinating read. As Evelyn is trying to help Gavin escape Evelyn soon begins to unravel from the perfection she appears to be, to something much more complicated. As her “programming” begins to unravel and she starts to remember her past discovering things about her life that had been replaced with memories Mother wanted her to have. With each character and each scene the author brings to life an intense and captivating novel.

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Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison Review

Once Dead, Twice Shy

Madison Avery Trilogy Book One

By Kim Harrison

On the night Madison was attending her prom, she hooked up with a guy who was not her date, left with him, and then he killed her. It turns out the guy was a reaper, and before he could take her soul she snatched his amulet which has allowed her to appear normal, well as normal as a girl with purple hair and skull earrings can be. Now she is determined to get her body back and put an end to her curse once and for all.

 Once Dead, Twice Shy (Madison Avery, #1)

I picked up this book from the online library that I frequent because it sounded interesting and I have read some of Kim Harrison’s work in the past, The Hollow Series. I didn’t anticipate how much fun this book would turn out to be, the main character for instance was one of a kind with a quirky sense of humor and struggling to be happy with whom she is, quickly becoming a highly relatable and entertaining character. It only took me a couple of hours to read this book, the audio version is only six hours long, making this a quick and enjoyable read when you have a couple of hours to kill. The only problem I had was that this trilogy started with a short story in Prom Nights From Hell anthology, I have not read this book and I didn’t realize this walking into it, so the Novel picks up right away from where the short story left off (or so it seems) though the author does a brilliant job in catching you up after a while the beginning is a bit confusing. Making in a re-print the publisher will add in the short story, fingers crossed!

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