Tag: Young Adult

Review, Excerpt and Giveaway: Cage of Darkness by Jennifer Anne Davis

Posted April 7, 2017 by Minx
Review, Excerpt and Giveaway: Cage of Darkness by Jennifer Anne Davis

My Review:  Amazing, chilling, and heartbreaking! By the end of Cage of Darkness, I was just shaking my fist at the sky! This was my actual response “For the love! For the freaking love! I can’t even! When is the next book out?! So many emotions right now. For the love.” That was over two weeks ago and I am still shaking my head. I want a do-over on that ending, […]


Toward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean

Posted March 30, 2017 by Minx
Toward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean

Toward a Secret Sky was a like-dislike book for me. What originally excited me about this book was that the main character, Maren Hamilton, was ignorant to the fact that her parents were spies until she was sent her mother’s encrypted journal. Then throw in labyrinths, booby-trapped crypts and romance and I was desperately looking forward to this book! It just did not pan out the way I wanted it […]


Myths of Mish by Katie Hamstead

Posted March 23, 2017 by Minx
Myths of Mish by Katie Hamstead

I am not usually a fairytale reader but I do enjoy reading the Fairytale Galaxy Chronicles. I love the idea of a story evolving from the ending of a famous fairytale. Even better is that the characters have their struggles from what they endured previously. I am always excited to see where the story goes. 😉 Hansel and Gretel’s tale of horror with the witch in the woods is a […]


Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis

Posted March 22, 2017 by Minx
Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis

I had signed up to do a blog tour with Good Choice Reading Promotions for Cage of Darkness which is the second book in the Reign of Secrets series. For a lucky few who committed to the blog tour the author was offering a limited number of signed books for the first in the series, which was Cage of Deceit. Heck Yeah! I was one of the lucky bloggers and […]


Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Posted March 21, 2017 by Minx
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Daughter of the Pirate King was a book I knew I had to read. I love anything pirates and bonus, female pirate protagonist, yep a must read. My reason for being unsure was whether or not I was going to like this story due to the age of Alosa. I wasn’t sure how believable her character at seventeen was going to come across as a pirate captain. Turns out I had […]


Rain by India R Adams

Posted March 3, 2017 by Minx
Rain by India R Adams

I have read several books by India Adams. My first book was actually a novella called Blue Waters from the Tainted Waters series. That book was just amazingly written and it just tore my heart out in all the best ways! I loved it so much that I had added it to my favorites shelf at Goodreads. India and I were chatting on Twitter and she gifted me any book […]


The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Posted March 1, 2017 by Minx
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

What was it that drew me to this story? A story revolving around necromancy is not something you run into that often and hello on that gorgeous cover! Upon reading it I find that there is a significant Asian (think geisha) influence throughout the writing and the story itself is about love, loss and revenge. This story is told from two points of view and it transitions from past to […]


Pulse: The Trial by R.A. Crawford

Posted February 23, 2017 by Minx
Pulse: The Trial by R.A. Crawford

PULSE (Planetary Union of Life-form Salvation and Emancipation) is an intergalactic empire that was created to maintain the PULSE laws and fight for freedom for all female life-forms. The females are trained from all over the galaxy to explore new worlds and rescue any females in need. More pointedly this story surrounds what it takes to become a soldier of PULSE. Females are brought to train at the tender age […]


The Dark Companions by M.A. Kassel

Posted February 21, 2017 by Minx
The Dark Companions by M.A. Kassel

Let’s start by saying that this story involves children but I do not think it is meant for young readers. Heck, maybe not even some teens. It is a dark fantasy and the characters are not interested in good versus evil. There is very little good. Even the main character of Sid is not wholly good. I did however truly appreciate his love for his sister. The entire plot about […]


Gilded Cage by Vic James

Posted February 8, 2017 by Minx
Gilded Cage by Vic James

Brilliant, dark and intense! Creative world building filled with fantastical imagery and deplorable cruelty. Brings to the front issues of class inequality set in a world with no boundaries. Definitely agree with the consensus that if you are a fan of Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen series then you will enjoy this novel. The setting of this story is a modern day alternative Britain where there are even alternate world histories, […]


The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn

Posted February 2, 2017 by Minx
The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn

The devil crept in is no joke. This is a horrific tale of two cousins and how their lives were affected by a creature from the pits of hell. I am not a horror genre aficionado but I do enjoy the occasional pulse pounding suspense that comes from reading a good horror book. This book delivered that as well as a side of gore. The book is divided into three […]


Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Posted January 28, 2017 by Minx
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

I was first introduced to author Leigh Bardugo when I read the Grisha Trilogy. That series was just spectacular (imagine fireworks and sparkles after this word), so when I read about the first book in this duology, Six of Crows, which is set in the same world as the Grisha books, I had to read it! I adored the first book and this book was even better! How could I […]


The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

Posted January 20, 2017 by Minx
The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

An amazing young adult debut that had me on the edge of my seat! I wanted to read this story because the main character is a bounty hunter from a hell called the lowlands. That alone sounded so intriguing and I was thrilled when I got my hands on this book! From the start, I was into X’s character. He just came on the scene appearing so strong and confident […]


The Dead Seekers by Barb & J.C. Hendee

Posted December 30, 2016 by Minx
The Dead Seekers by Barb & J.C. Hendee

Dark, intriguing and a real page turner! I enjoyed this story immensely and did not want to put this story down. Throughout this tale you are given just enough information to form a plausible assessment of the situation but are left with enough doubt that it draws you into the story because you just have to know what is going on! It was a fantastic spirit hunt from beginning to […]


Eerie by C.M. McCoy

Posted December 23, 2016 by Minx
Eerie by C.M. McCoy

  Captivating, dark and spectacular! This is an amazing story and once I started reading it I could not get enough! I just want to gush about this story but I do not want to spoil it for anyone. So, I will try to rein it in but I am bursting at the seams with excitement about this book. The beginning of the book started out like a typical young […]


Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Posted December 18, 2016 by Minx
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Terrific Tuesday post from 08/09/2016 Violence, gore and cruelty! This is a story that you will either love or hate. I am absolutely in the love category! Some people had issues with how the book was composed. Yes, there were some abuses of the English language, specifically metaphors and similes. Purple prose (prose that is too elaborate or ornate) does abound BUT the overall story with the characters are so […]


Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Posted December 17, 2016 by Minx
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Terrific Tuesday post from 09/06/2016 The year is coming to an end; can you believe it?! I am trying to follow-up with some of my previous Terrific Tuesday postings before the end of the year. Today’s book, Empire of Storms, is a fantastic installment in the Throne of Glass series by Author Sarah J. Mass (SJM). Honestly, the Throne of Glass series is so developed at this point; I feel […]


Burning September by Melissa Simonson

Posted December 9, 2016 by Minx
Burning September by Melissa Simonson

Compelling, engaging, and emotionally provoking! When I started to read this story I was not sure how I was going to feel about it. After all, everything is explained right up front but it is truly about the journey of Kat who essentially grew up in the shadow of her older sister Caroline. Reading this, I was totally engaged from the start. I loved this story! Katya is the main […]


Kingdom of Ashes by Elena May

Posted October 24, 2016 by Minx
Kingdom of Ashes by Elena May

Utterly alluring and remarkable! This story was set in a dystopian future where humanity is at the brink of annihilation. When I started this book I was struck by how Ms. May created a terrifying reality for humans who survived a harrowing extermination attempt. I so enjoyed the attention to detail that explained the positions of both the side of the vampires and the humans in this conflict. I was […]


The Ugly Teapot by Fred Holmes

Posted October 19, 2016 by Minx
The Ugly Teapot by Fred Holmes

If you have read “Aladdin’s Wonderful Lamp” or “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” then you will enjoy this tale. It is not based upon those stories but rather is influenced by them and seems to beg the question “but what if it was real?” “What if the lamp survived time and what would be its purpose?” I needed to know what happened with Hannah after she rubbed the lamp […]