BLOG TOUR/REVIEW: The Divide by E.J. Mellow

*I received an ebook copy of this from Xpresso Book Tours in order to participate in The Divide Blog Tour.
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Title: The Divide
Author: E.J. Mellow
Series: (Dreamland #2)
Publication date: October 15th 2015
Genres: New Adult,Fantasy

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Synopsis:

Molly finally uncovers the truth about the strange dreams that plagued her sanity for weeks. Now destined to accept a clandestine role, Molly must find the strength and courage buried deep to push forward and succeed.

With the help of Dev, the roguish blue-eyed man of her dreams—whose dark past resurfaces to haunt him—Molly prepares to test the limits of her newly awakened powers and set right a world on the edge of being consumed by nightmares.

But when an unknown shadow stalks her every step and a shocking revelation about her ancestry comes to light, Molly may find herself forced to make a decision that could leave her alone in the dark and standing on the wrong side of a divide.

Format: Ebook
Rating: 4.75/5
      This book is fantastic. Why? Because of the following:
      Descriptions: Amazing. Everything was described to the dot, so clear a picture that it felt like more than a reality you can picture in your head; it felt like a movie. And it wasn’t the everything-was-described-to-waste-space-until-something-interesting-happens kind of descriptions, because whenever something was explained in such detail it was done so for a reason. Such as the opening scene. Terra was described so we could better picture it and understand Molly’s adventures and conflicts concerning the location. The club was explained because in doing so, Molly fell into the lure and certain things changed and developed further. The creatures they were fighting were described to help us understand the terror they infuse, as well as help us understand their motives; and yes, they’re pure evil but they’re smart and living so therefore they have motives, and in describing so, we can better predict -or try to predict since I didn’t see quite a few things coming- their future actions.
      World-Building: One word: Brilliant. I adore Terra so much that I was actually hoping with every part of me that Molly would chose to stay there. It was evident that while in the real world, she was still partially in Terra mind wise, and while in Terra she rarely thought of the real world. That was one hint that Terra is the place for her, but it’s also the people there and the things she can do. With all the new things we learned about Terra, such as how they train, more about the previous Dreamers, the clubs and the restaurants and the ranks, the more we fell in love with this fictional world. Heck, if I was Molly, I’d want to sleep forever so long as I could be in Terra! The way it was all built up, and the fact that the author had to juggle between the real world and Terra and still pull it off so effortlessly is really admirable.
      Characters: We got a lot of character development in this novel. Molly noticeably grew stronger and more confident, though she still has a journey ahead of her. Ave showed us a whole different side to her that was very likable, and she even shed some light for us concerning her previous behavior and some secrets that were only slighted hinted on in the first book. Becca and Rae are adorable. Dev showed us he can overcome darkness and still find light -aka he can stand tall even after a battle of broken hearts-. We also saw more from Elena, which I really liked.
      Plot: I predicted a few things, but even then it was never completely accurate. Such as the ending, with Molly being attacked. I knew that was coming, I just didn’t think the attacker would do what he did nor did I know who he was until he started taking about things that clicked with other information we learned. The plot was fantastic and I was definitely kept on the edge of my seat.
      Overall, this is a fantastic second installment, and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!
EJMellow
AUTHOR BIO:

I’m the author behind the NA Contemporary Fantasy trilogy The Dreamland Series. When I’m not busy moonlighting in the realm of make-believe, I can be found doodling, buried in a book (usually this one), or playing video games.

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That’s my review for today. I hope you guys like it and maybe even decide to give this series a try!:)
~Sage

REVIEW: Heir to the Crown by Ember Shane

*I received a physical copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Title: Heir to the Crown
Author: Ember Shane
Series: (The Doyle Hawthorne Series #3)
Publication date: August 12th, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance

Synopsis [from Goodreads]:
Doyle Hawthorne has two choices. He can sit idly by and watch his grandfather, fueled by revenge and hatred, destroy the world via a tidal wave of infection… Or he can form a temporary alliance with his nemesis in order to stop it…

Give him a minute. He’s thinking.

Heir to the Crown is the third novel in The Doyle Hawthorne Series and continues to follow Doyle and company as they navigate their way through the volatile atmosphere of royal subculture. Intended for audiences 18+ due to language and sexual content.

Format: Paperback
Rating: 4.5/5
      Heir to the Crown is the third installment in the Doyle Hawthorne series, and it definitely didn’t disappoint! I love the action, the writing, and I especially enjoyed how we got to read from multiple POVs: Chuck, Addy, Kai, and Doyle. I love this particular group of friends, and so delving deeper into their sides was something I liked instead of just endured. It wasn’t choppy or boring either; I was engaged the whole way through.
      What I noticed right away in this book, is how much Doyle has changed. He’s taken control and while he’s still fairly awkward about his position, he fits into it pretty well. He isn’t overcome by power or lost in greed, but he does take the action need when called for. In fact, many of the decisions he makes he thinks through, whether it has to do with his family, Addy, Chuck, or just keeping up appearances so problems don’t arise. He loses his composure some times, but honestly, with a bunch of people after you and another colony hoping to overtake the world with a vengeance plan, who wouldn’t?
“I don’t care. Leave. Her. Alone.” Doyle’s tone was a low snarl and I knew he was giving me a command as opposed to his opinion. [page 2]
      The next thing I realized is that this is probably my favourite in the series concerning romance. Instead of a more love-at-first-sight type of romance as we see in the first book, we really get to see the characters prove their affections and ease into a relationship. While they still struggle and have problems from time to time, it all comes together nicely and I was definitely rooting for a certain couple. It actually hurt my heart to see one particular character try so hard to fix his mistakes only to be turned down every single time. He’s changed too, but definitely for the better, as is obvious by the end.
      I can’t say much about the story itself as it would be considered a spoiler, and so I’ll just leave it at this: This series is fantastic, and I definitely recommend reading it. It’s full or action, romance, suspense, and zombies. What more could you want?
~Sage<3

BLOG TOUR/REVIEW: Seduce by Jennifer Snyder

*I received an ebook copy of this from Xpresso Book Tours in order to participate in the Seduce Blog Tour.

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Title: Seduce
Author: Jennifer Snyder
Series: (Succubus Kiss, #1)
Publication date: February 24th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance

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Synopsis:
Life isn’t so bad for succubus, Kenna Blake. True, she seems to be the only succubus with a conscience and a specific strategy for finding her male meals, but she has a cute new apartment, a budding graphic design business, and the most unique friends she’s ever had.

Her personal love life, however, is non-existent.Until the legendary vampire Randal Vincent sweeps into her life. Even though he isn’t someone she set out to date, at least she can kiss him without killing him. But when you’re dating someone who’s the inspiration for Dracula, there are bound to be a few hiccups along the way…

 Format: Ebook
Rating: 4/5
      Seduce is very engaging and I definitely enjoyed it a lot more then thought I would. There’s werewolves, vampires, witches, demons, and the likes. While reading it felt so normal for there to be an abundance of supernatural creatures and what they do to survive (such as Randal having to drink blood, and Kenna having to kiss men in order to satisfy her hunger). It was almost as if humans were the weird ones. It was incredibly easy to fall into as well, which made it all the more better.
      I think the characters had a lot to do with that. See, Kenna is a succubus, and her job is to seduce men in order to have her hunger satisfied. Now, instead of being an overly confident, seeking-for-a-guys-attention, pro seductress, she’s actually fairly awkward and shy, and she hates having to seduce men. She thinks of herself as a slut, which I honestly couldn’t understand because the most she ever does is make out with them (because that’s how it works) and hasn’t had sex in a year, or more. That made me really love her, because she wasn’t the typical succubus and she really made it work. She’s also a great character, always there for her friends, kind, caring, and loving.
      Which brings me to Randal. He’s a very old vampire, having been the inspiration for Dracula (I know, he’s really, really old). And yet he isn’t overly cocky and confident. He too is shy (there’s been instances where he’s blushed, and it makes that heart beat) and he takes his time getting to know Kenna. I mean, okay yeah he has his cocky moments, but they’re usually in the form of smiles directed at Kenna in amusement, and he clearly gets the ladies anytime he wants because one, he’s gorgeous, and two, he speaks more formally (which they find sexy?) as he is a lot older than he looks. Randal and Kenna obviously have a connection, but neither of them are rushing it, or declaring their love for one another. To Kenna, it’s simply a crush. Which is another reason why I love it.
      I also love the world, especially the clubs. The clubs are filled with supernatural creatures, some who own the clubs, others who work there, and the rest there for a good time. I love the atmosphere and the fact that Randal and Kenna met in a club. I’ll let you find out how by telling you to read the book. I also love how they have special drinks for them, and that the one Kenna tends to get leaves her in a fog for many, many hours. It was all very intriguing and I loved every minute of this book.
      However, I wasn’t so fond of a few characters. Namely Natalia, someone who Randal recently broke off with. She likes to stalk Kenna secretly, especially when Kenna is with Randal. She did show herself twice though, once at the club and once when Kenna was with Randal. She’s kinda crazy in love with Randal by the looks of it, and would do anything to get her spot back. I don’t like her much because of that, and because she obviously wants to hurt Kenna. She’s just a sour character.
      Overall, I really enjoyed reading Seduce and I definitely recommend this to lovers of paranormal and romance books.
SnyderAUTHOR BIO:
Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing new adult and young adult fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.
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