DEADLY CRUSH
by Ashley Stoyanoff

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DEADLY CRUSH by Ashley StoyanoffDeadly Crush by Ashley Stoyanoff
Series: Deadly Trilogy #1
Published by Ashley Stoyanoff on 2013-08
Pages: 260
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Reviewed by Miranda

Deadly Trilogy, Book 1 Dog Mountain is just like any other small town - peaceful and uneventful. Well, that is if peaceful means wolves howling all night, and uneventful means it's overrun by pesky werewolves, then yes, Dog Mountain is just your average small town. Jade Shaw has spent the last two years avoiding the pack. But when Aidan Collins moves to town, avoiding the dogs doesn't seem possible. The pack wants him just as much as she does. Determined to keep him out of the pack's grasp, Jade does everything she can to gain his attention. Little does she know, Aidan is in deeper with the pack than she could have imagined, and competing for his attention is a deadly game, one she may not want to win.

Jade Shaw is resident of a town of Wolf Shifters called Dog Mountain. She has never been a fan of the Shifters but they became her enemy when they laid claim to one of her best friends.  The last thing Jade expected was to fall for someone who turns into a canine on his down time.  To make matters worse Aidan is the new Alpha in town and every she-wolf is fighting to become his Mate; which makes Jade enemy number one as the she-wolfs see the attention she gets from Aidan.

I found Ashley Stoyanoff’s Deadly Crush to be an exciting and intriguing read.  The first book in the Deadly Trilogy series sets the stage for complex and thrilling reads.  I found Jade to be the right amount of stubborn and fierce.  Aidan definitely brings the sexy and powerful Alpha vibes to the book.  Some of the best scenes are those when Jade and Aidan are fighting and making up just like a good romance should be. I am anxious to read what happens to Aidan and Jade in book two of the series. Deadly Crush is a fantastic paranormal read especially if you love dominant Alpha’s and sexy, tenacious women who love them.

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Miranda

 

HYSTERIA by Megan Miranda

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HYSTERIA by Megan MirandaHysteria by Megan Miranda
Published by A&C Black on 2013
Genres: Love & Romance, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Young Adult
Pages: 326
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Reviewed by Dani

Mallory's life is falling apart. Her boyfriend was stabbed. He bled to death in her kitchen. Mallory was the one who stabbed him. But she can't remember what happened that night. She only remembers the fear . . . When Mallory's parents send her away to a boarding school, she thinks she can escape the gossip and the threats. But someone, or something, has followed her. There's the hand that touches her shoulder when she's drifting off to sleep. A voice whispering her name. And everyone knows what happened. So when a pupil is found dead, Mallory's name is on their lips. Her past can be forgotten but it's never gone. Can Mallory live with that?

After the incident Mallory’s parents decide to send her to Monroe a prep school to get away from everything back home. However, she can’t help but feel that her ex-boyfriend’s ghost has followed her. She can hear his heartbeat. She has the impression of a hand indented on her shoulder from where she’s being grabbed by his ghost. Not long after Mallory arrives, another pupil is found dead in her room. Mallory claims she was sleeping and can’t remember anything. I really liked Mallory as a character and Reid, her new love interest, is a great, loyal guy. The thing I loved most about the book is the face that Mallory doesn’t really remember the details of the night she killed Brian but throughout the book she has flashbacks of that night. I’m pretty sure there won’t be a sequel to this book but if there was I would buy it. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes Romance, Thriller, and Mystery.

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VENGEANCE by Megan Miranda

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VENGEANCE by Megan MirandaVengeance by Megan Miranda
Genres: Love & Romance, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Young Adult
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Reviewed by Dani

Falcon Lake will have its vengeance.

When everyone thought Delaney was going to die, Decker made a bargain. Anyone but her. Everyone but her.

He never realized someone might actually be listening.

Carson pulled Delaney out of the frozen water of Falcon Lake, and he died on the side of the road with his mouth pressed to hers. Troy tried to recreate Delaney’s accident, and the lake took him instead. All the talk about a curse doesn’t shake Decker, until yet another unthinkable tragedy strikes and there’s just too much coincidence and death for Decker to take . . . and too much anger.

Because Delaney knew it was coming, and she never said a word. Falcon Lake still has a hold on them both, and Decker can’t forgive Delaney until he knows why.

Vengeance by Megan Miranda is the sequel to Fracture, and this time the book is in Decker’s point of view. After the events from the last book everyone thinks Falcon Lake is haunted and is waiting to get its revenge. Decker loses someone close to him and Delaney knew it would happen, so Decker takes his anger out on Delaney, until mysterious things start to happen to them and their friends. Of course after these things start to happen everyone thinks the curse of Falcon Lake is coming to get them, and it’s especially trying to get Delaney.

In this book Decker has a lot of anger towards Delaney for keeping a secret from him. He acts harshly towards her, but you can tell deep down he really cares about her. The rest of the characters in the book set the tone of the book because they honestly feel like the curse is coming for them and now they have this fear towards Falcon Lake. Vengeance for me was a page turner because I couldn’t wait to read what was going to happen next. Vengeance had an unexpected but great ending. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes paranormal, thrillers, and mysteries. If Megan Miranda wrote another book I would buy it. (;

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FRACTURE by Megan Miranda

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FRACTURE by Megan MirandaFracture by Megan Miranda
Published by A&C Black on 2014
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Mystery & Detective, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 261
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Reviewed by Dani
When Decker found Delaney kissing his best friend Carson, he told himself that it meant nothing. But then Carson calls to Delaney from across the vast frozen lake. Jealous, Decker insists they walk over the fragile ice. Halfway, he leaves her there . . . Ten minutes without air, Delaney will be dead. Decker pulls her out of the icy waters after eleven. Delaney is alive, but now she is drawn to those who are dying . . . and to stranger, Troy - someone Decker should see as a threat.

After Delaney fell into Falcon Lake something changed. Delaney can now sense when someone is about to die. Most of Delaney’s friends start to distance themselves from her because it seems like people around her die. When Delaney was at the hospital she met Troy. At first Troy seemed like a great friend for Delaney because he has the same ability as her. I liked Delaney’s character she’s smart and curious. Troy’s character seemed nice at first but towards the end he has some scary secrets he hasn’t told anyone. I really like this book. The ending is great I got chills reading it, its unexpected. I would and I did buy the sequel to this book which is Vengeance and it’s in Delaney’s friend Decker’s point of view. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Mysteries, and Thrillers.

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THE GIFT by Karli Perrin

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THE GIFT by Karli PerrinThe Gift by Karli Perrin
Genres: New Adult, Romance
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Reviewed by Ali
It was the weekend before Christmas and the whole world was on countdown.
Except for me.
Last Christmas, I met a boy.
Last Christmas, we made a pact.
Christmas would never be the same.
Life would never be the same...

***Please note that this is a short story, not a full length novel. It is intended to be a quick, fun and flirty read.***

 
THE GIFT by Karli Perrin is a short and sweet Christmas themed New Adult Romance. It’s a short story, only 38pgs (on my kindle), but still manages to deliver a good romance. THE GIFT tells a sort of meet-cute romance where we’re introduced to Imogene and Blake, two college students, and watch them fall for each other during the holidays. It’s fun to read the banter between the two, the light teasing and flirtation.


I did have a couple ‘huh?’ moments… The story starts out in the present, with just a few lines, and then takes us back to a year ago, where it truly takes places. I don’t feel that this was necessary, as in the end, we’re not brought back to the present. The second moment takes place towards the end and felt as if it came out of nowhere. It may have been added to affirm the feelings of the couple, but I don’t feel that it was required.


While this is a novella, I didn’t find it lacking nor did I need it to be longer.  I will say, that I would gladly read another story where I get to find out more about Imogene and Blake and see how they are doing, though. I will definitely be checking out other reads by Ms. Karli Perrin.


This is a novella that I would recommend if you are short on time, but in the mood for a light and romantic holiday read.
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MIDNIGHT FROST
by Jennifer Estep

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MIDNIGHT FROST by Jennifer EstepMidnight Frost by Jennifer Estep
Series: Mythos Academy #5
Published by Kensington Books on 2013
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 372
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Reviewed by Dani

Just when it seems life at Mythos Academy can't get any more dangerous, the Reapers of Chaos manage to prove me wrong. It was just a typical night at the Library of Antiquities--until a Reaper tried to poison me. The good news is I'm still alive and kicking. The bad news is the Reaper poisoned someone else instead.

After what happened in the last book with Logan, Gwen is hurt as she should be. But when Gwen is in her library she notices a reaper slipping poison in her water bottle, but Gwen is too late because Nickamedes already took a sip. Gwen and her friends must get find the cure. Gwen and her friends Daphne, Carson, and Coach Ajax go to Denver to start looking for the cure. In Denver Gwen meets her cousin Rory. Gwen’s cousin Rory isn’t liked probably because her parents did something they shouldn’t have… While on this trip Gwen finds out more about her family, and someone comes back from a little time away. I loved this book as I do with the rest in the series. You find out so much more about Gwen and her family in this book. I love how caring and determined Gwen is especially when it comes to keeping her friends safe. The sequel to this book is Killer Frost. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes urban fantasies.

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CRIMSON FROST
by Jennifer Estep

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CRIMSON FROST by Jennifer EstepCrimson Frost by Jennifer Estep
Published by Kensington Books on 2012-12-24
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover
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Reviewed by Dani

For a moment, a face flashed before my eyes--the most hideous face I'd ever seen. No matter how hard I tried to forget what had happened, I saw him everywhere I went. It was Loki--the evil god that I'd helped set free against my will.I should have known that my first official date with Logan Quinn was destined to end in disaster. If we'd gotten into a swordfight, or been ambushed by Reapers, I'd have been more prepared. But getting arrested mid-sip at the local coffee hangout? I didn't see that one coming. I've been accused of purposely helping the Reapers free Loki from his prison--and the person leading the charge against me is Linus Quinn, Logan's dad. The worst part is that pretty much everyone at Mythos Academy thinks I'm guilty. If I'm going to get out of this mess alive, I'll have to do it myself. . .

Crimson Frost starts with Logan and Gwen going on their first date. The unexpected happens as Gwen is accused of purposely helping the reapers set Loki free. Gwen and all her friends will stop at nothing to help Gwen clear her name. Even though Logan’s dad is the one leading the charge against Gwen, Logan still stays by Gwen. Of course I have nothing but good things to say about this book. But the ending is pretty sad in my opinion and when you find out who one of Loki’s reaper helpers is you’ll be shocked because I was. The sequel to this book is Midnight Frost. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Urban Fantasies, and Romance.

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DARK FROST by Jennifer Estep

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DARK FROST by Jennifer EstepDark Frost by Jennifer Estep
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Young Adult
Format: Hardcover
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Reviewed by Dani

Everyone at Mythos Academy knows me as Gwen Frost, the Gypsy girl who uses her psychometry magic to find lost objects - and who just may be dating Logan Quinn, the hottest guy in school. But I'm also the girl the Reapers of Chaos want dead in the worst way. The Reapers are the baddest of the bad, the people who murdered my mom. So why do they have it in for me? It turns out my mom hid a powerful artefact called the Helheim Dagger before she died. Now, the Reapers will do anything to get it back. They think I know where the dagger is hidden, but this is one thing I can't use my magic to find. All I do know is that the Reapers are coming for me - and I'm in for the fight of my life.

Things for Gwen won’t get easier especially with reapers still coming after her. Before Gwen’s mom died she hid an artifact called the Helheim Dagger, and that’s what the reapers are looking for. Gwen needs to find the Dagger before the reapers do or they’ll use it to set Loki an evil God free. This is my favorite book in the series. Why? Probably because Gwen and Logan are dating now! I just really love this book everything about it is amazing. The ending of the book is crazy especially the fact that Gwen has to hurry and find the Dagger before any of the reapers. The sequel to this book is Crimson Frost. I recommend this book to anyone who likes Romance and Urban Fantasies.

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KISS OF FROST by Jennifer Estep

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KISS OF FROST by Jennifer EstepKiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep
Series: Mythos Academy #2
Published by Kensington Books on 2011
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 374
Format: Hardcover
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Reviewed by Dani

Logan Quinn was trying to kill me. My Spartan classmate relentlessly pursued me, swinging his sword at me over and over again, the shining silver blade inching closer to my throat every time. A smile tugged up his lips, and his ice-blue eyes practically glowed with the thrill of battle . . . I'm Gwen Frost, a second-year warrior-in-training at Mythos Academy, and I have no idea how I'm going to survive the rest of the semester. One day, I'm getting schooled in swordplay by the guy who broke my heart--the drop-dead gorgeous Logan who slays me every time. Then, an invisible archer in the Library of Antiquities decides to use me for target practice. And now, I find out that someone at the academy is really a Reaper bad guy who wants me dead. I'm afraid if I don't learn how to live by the sword--with Logan's help--I just might die by the sword . . .

After the events that took place in Touch of Frost the teachers at Mythos Academy decided that Gwen should take Weapons training in case there’s a reaper and she needs to protect herself. But it’s time for winter break so everyone at Mythos is ready to go to the Winter Carnival. Right before they leave Gwen almost gets run over, and shot with an arrow. She believes it is due to a Reaper wanting revenge for the death of another Reaper. At the Winter Carnival similar strange things start happening, leading her to uncovering the truth behind it. Gwen decides to take matters into her own hands and tries to find out who is after her. I think I liked this book more than the first because of the growing relationship between Logan and Gwen even though they still aren’t together. I honestly cannot get enough of this series. I do have the next book which is Dark Frost. I recommend this book to anyone who likes urban fantasies and romance.

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TOUCH OF FROST
by Jennifer Estep

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TOUCH OF FROST by Jennifer EstepTouch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
Series: Mythos Academy #1
Published by Kensington Books on 2011-08-01
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover
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Reviewed by Dani

My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy -- a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest. But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I'm determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why – especially since I should have been the one who died . . .

First off I loved this book, I loved everything about it once I got into it. At first I wasn’t really sure but once I read the back again I really got into it. Gwen is a gypsy and has the power of psychometry, she can see an objects history just by touching it. What really got me interested in this book was the fact that Gwen was so determined to find out who killed Jasmine. While trying to find out who killed Jasmine, Gwen makes some new friends and has a flirting relationship with a Spartan named Logan Quinn. The ending of this book was unexpected I wouldn’t have guessed who killed Jasmine. Overall this book is great and of course I would get the sequel which is Kiss of Frost. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes urban fantasy.

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