Friday, March 30, 2012

Pandora's Box

Where does the road to Hell begin?
 What happens when your son turns homicidal overnight and your husband disappears on his way to work? Do you cower in fear or fight for your life? Madison Wescott fights against the odds. Distrustful of a God she doesn't believe in, she finds herself face-to-face with a world she didn't know existed and discovers her own soul is darkened with demonic connections.

With good intentions? Or by demonic design?

Phoenix Birmingham bursts into Madison’s life in a whirlwind of sarcasm and sexual appeal. A hero for the masses—and for her jaded heart—but few will ever know the sacrifices he has made or the sacrifices to come. Discovering her entire life has been influenced by multifaceted paranormal beings, Madison is determined to defeat the apocalyptic blueprint fate has decreed, but only one man dares to challenge the supernatural forces manipulating them. Even with Phoenix's aid, can destiny be denied? Or will demonic design prevail while they pay the crucial price with their souls?

In a small, sleepy Alabama town the battle for mankind's liberty has begun... -

My Review

I had been really interested in this book when I had a friend talk to me about it. Then I friended the author on Facebook and by the way - she's SUCH a sweetheart. I bought the book from her and I'm happy I did. I loved it so much, the first few pages really caught my attention and I couldn't stop reading once I started. I read it absolutely any and every chance I got because I couldn't put it down, and I finished it quickly. Not much of a cliffhanger but an amazing ending, none the less. I can't wait to read the second book, 'Hell's Phoenix.' I loved Madison, and her son scared the heck out of me at first! I LOVE Phoenix- or well Nix. I liked how Madison and Nix's relationship kind of slowly blossomed - they both stayed professional and kept to themselfs. It was a little... uh... shall we say - 'steamy' in some parts but I got over it, haha. All together - I really did love this book and I am SO thankful to Gracen! She's so talented in her writing and I couldn't believe how detailed she was in the beginning! Amazing, can't wait for more. There's also a prequel to Pandora's Box called ' Madison's life lessons.' I haven't read it yet, but I shall soon!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Childe

Cat Colvin
Average teenager?
Or something else entirely?

Cat Colvin is pretty much your typical run-of-the-mill teenager. Sure, she's taller than most girls, has a mane of fiery red hair that's impossible to tame, is left-handed, and her eyes are two different colors, but that's where the differences end . . . unless you include the minor detail of her slow transformation into a Childe. High school can definitely be challenging, and for Cat it's no different. This is especially true when she's faced with the daunting task of trying to hide her budding Childe traits as they begin to reveal themselves at the most inopportune times. To make matters worse, her family is oddly dead set against Ryan, the boy she grows to like. But everyone has their secrets: is Ryan really what he seems to be, and what is Cat's family not telling her? - Amazon

My Review

So worth it! It was a little long and took a while for me to really get into it though. I genuinely enjoyed The Childe. Regarding the characters: Cat was cool! She was in many ways described as a normal teenage girl, but she was strong, feisty, curious and friendly. She was my favorite character together with Ryan. Ryan was simply adorable! He is good looking, sweet, and warmhearted. I loved everything about him and the scene where he gives his ring to Cat was so cute. Also, there is a character named Rachel and I love when my name is in books! I loved Cat's parents too, funny and caring. I do, unfortunately, have something bad to say - this book confused the heck out of me! It went from one person talking to another and it just confused me. I had to re-read a lot of it because it didn't make sense it took so long for me to figure out what each individual was and the definition of a Childe. I did enjoy it though and can't wait for a chance to read the second book, Dark Days. I want to thank both authors for sending me a copy to read and review, it was extremely generous and I can't thank you enough!