Review: Song of the Summer King by Jess E. Owen

Song of the Summer King by Jess E. OwenTitle: Song of the Summer King
Series: The Summer King Chronicles, #1
Author: Jess E. Owen
Publisher: Self Published
ASIN: B008LMQND2
Tags: Fantasy, Animals, Griffins, Mythology
Source: Bought
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Shard is a gryfon in danger. He and other young males of the Silver Isles are old enough to fly, hunt, and fight–old enough to be threats to their ruler, the red gryfon king.

In the midst of the dangerous initiation hunt, Shard takes the unexpected advice of a strange she-wolf who seeks him out, and hints that Shard’s past isn’t all that it seems. To learn his past, Shard must abandon the future he wants and make allies of those the gryfons call enemies.

When the gryfon king declares open war on the wolves, it throws Shard’s past and uncertain future into the turmoil between.

Now with battle lines drawn, Shard must decide whether to fight beside his king… or against him.

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Review: Immortal City by Scott Speer

Immortal City by Scott SpeerTitle: Immortal City
Series: Immortal City, #1
Author: Scott Speer
Publisher: Razorbill
ISBN: 9781101561478
Tags: Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal, Angels
Source: Bought
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Jackson Godspeed is the hottest young Angel in a city filled with them. He’s days away from becoming a full Guardian, and people around the world are already competing for the chance to be watched over by him. Everyone’s obsessed with the Angels and the lucky people they protect – everyone except for Madison Montgomery.

Maddy’s the one girl in Angel City who doesn’t breathlessly follow the Angels on TV and gossip blogs. When she meets Jackson, she doesn’t recognize him. But Jackson is instantly captivated by her, and against all odds the two fall in love.

Maddy is swiftly caught up in Jackson’s scene, a world of glamour, paparazzi – and murder. A serial killer is on the loose, leaving dead Angels’ wings for the police to find on the Walk of Fame. Even the Guardians are powerless to protect themselves in the face of this threat … and this time it’s up to Maddy to save Jackson.

 

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Review: Hera, Queen of Gods by T.D. Thomas

Hera, Queen of Gods by T.D. ThomasTitle: Hera, Queen of Gods
Series: Goddess Unbound, #1
Author: T.D. Thomas
Publisher: Self Published
ASIN: B009LA1U68
Tags: Young Adult, Paranormal, Mythology, Gods, Romance
Source: I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Hera couldn’t care less what the other gods think, even when it’s about her. And it often is. Frankly, Hera couldn’t care less about anything, except doing her duty as queen – protecting order and defending the mortal world against any threats. But when the Fates go missing, Hera and a handful of other gods must temporarily become mortal to search the human world for the missing goddesses.

Hera finds that mortality begins to change her. It’s not just the loss of her divine powers. She expected that. It’s deeper somehow. It’s affecting how she thinks, how she feels, what’s important to her. And it gets much worse after she meets Justin, who defies every prejudice she once had
about mortals. At the worst possible time, and despite all her efforts, Hera’s black-and-white world starts to unravel.

Torn between who she’s becoming and who she needs to be in order to fulfill her duty, Hera must survive a horde of murderous creatures sent to exploit her new weakness. In the end, only Hera can stop a traitorous plot conceived by a secret alliance of ancient and new enemies, a plot that threatens to destroy not only the order Hera is sworn to protect, but all of existence itself.

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Review: Time Mends by Tammy Blackwell

Time Mends by Tammy BlackwellTitle: Time Mends
Series: Timber Wolves, #2
Author: Tammy Blackwell
Publisher: Self Published
ISBN: 9781466150966
Tags: Young Adult, Paranormal, Werewolves
Source: Bought
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

After a tragic accident leaves her battered, heartbroken, and alone, Scout Donovan would rather hide in dreams than face reality. But things are changing quickly in Scout’s life. Soon she’s pulled back into the world of Shifters and Seers, with her best friend’s fate depending on Scout’s ability to protect her. Can Scout pull it together in time to save Talley, or is the past too much to overcome?

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Review: Destiny Binds by Tammy Blackwell

Destiny Binds by Tammy BlackwellTitle: Destiny Binds
Series: Timber Wolves, #1
Author: Tammy Blackwell
Publisher: Self Published
ISBN: 9781458023230
Tags: Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal, Werewolves
Source: Bought
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Scout Donovan is a girl who believes in rules, logic, and her lifelong love of Charlie Hagan. Alex Cole believes in destiny, magic, and Scout. When Alex introduces Scout to the world of Shifters, men who change into wolves or coyotes during the full moon and Seers, women who can see your most private thoughts and emotions with a mere touch, the knowledge changes everything and everyone Scout thought she knew.

 

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Review: and all the stars by Andrea K. Höst

and all the stars by Andrea K. HöstTitle: And all the Stars
Author: Andrea K. Höst
Publisher: Self Published
ISBN: 9780987265135
Tags: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Note: Recommended for older teens

Come for the apocalypse.

Stay for cupcakes.

Die for love.

Madeleine Cost is working to become the youngest person ever to win the Archibald Prize for portraiture. Her elusive cousin Tyler is the perfect subject: androgynous, beautiful, and famous. All she needs to do is pin him down for the sittings.

None of her plans factored in the Spires: featureless, impossible, spearing into the hearts of cities across the world – and spraying clouds of sparkling dust into the wind.

Is it an alien invasion? Germ warfare? They are questions everyone on Earth would like answered, but Madeleine has a more immediate problem. At Ground Zero of the Sydney Spire, beneath the collapsed ruin of St James Station, she must make it to the surface before she can hope to find out if the world is ending.

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Review: Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

Storm by Brigid KemmererTitle: Storm
Series: Elemental, #1
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 9780758272812
Tags: Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal, Elements
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Earth, Fire, Air, Water – they have more power than you dream.
Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her, Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys—all the ones she doesn’t want. Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water—just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They’re powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death.

And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca.

Secrets are hard to keep when your life’s at stake. When Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, Becca thinks she can trust him. But then Hunter goes head-to-head with Chris, and Becca wonders who’s hiding the most dangerous truth of all.

The storm is coming . . .

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