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"Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals: The Blood of the Hydra is the second book in the Elementals series. Join Nicole and the rest of the Elementals on their quest to save the world, or die trying, in this spellbinding sequel that fans of mythology, magic, and adventure will love!"

Review: RavenStorm Witches: A Coven of Bitches by Misha McKenzie

Author:  Misha McKenzie
Publisher:  Icasm Press
Publication Date: May 15th 2015
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


The RavenStorm Witches have taken the art of revenge to an all new level. Hilarity ensues when Maeve and the rest of her Coven of Bitches take on the liars, manipulators, and bullies who’ve hurt or betrayed their loved ones. And for those needing a little something extra… there’s always the stock from the better-off-dead potions cabinet.
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Review: Confused (Betrothed #3) by Wanda Wiltshire


Author: Wanda Wiltshire
Publisher: Pantera Press
Publication Date: March 1st 2016
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


Defeated by shattering news after only just surviving the Shadow Fae, Marla abandons both Faera and her future role as Queen. With King Telophy's aid, she returns to Earth, to the human family she knows and loves.
But nothing is ever simple.
With their immortality looming, Marla and her twin Lysander are soon plunged into a world they never knew existed, a world of magic, violence and lust, where a simple mistake could have devastating consequences.
Meanwhile the Shadow Fae are causing havoc on a breathtaking scale with Marla's loved ones facing dire peril.

Review: Nirvana (Nirvana #1) by J.R. Stewart

26164334Author: J. R. Stewart
Publisher: Blue Moon
Publication Date: November 10th 2015
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


When the real world is emptied of all that you love, how can you keep yourself from dependence on the virtual?
Animal activist and punk rock star Larissa Kenders lives in a dystopian world where the real and the virtual intermingle. After the disappearance of her soulmate, Andrew, Kenders finds solace by escaping to Nirvana, a virtual world controlled by Hexagon. In Nirvana, anyone’s deepest desires may be realized - even visits with Andrew.
Although Kenders knows that this version of Andrew is virtual, when he asks for her assistance revealing Hexagon’s dark secret, she cannot help but comply. Soon after, Kenders and her closest allies find themselves in a battle with Hexagon, the very institution they have been taught to trust. After uncovering much more than she expected, Kenders’ biggest challenge is determining what is real – and what is virtual.
Nirvana is a fast-paced, page-turning young adult novel combining elements of science fiction, mystery, and romance. Part of a trilogy, this book introduces readers to a young woman who refuses to give up on the man she loves, even if it means taking on an entire government to do so. 

*The publisher provided this book in exchange for an honest review through NetGalley.*
Kenders was a punk singer and activist with a whole life ahead of her, but that was before the bees were extinct and the quick world degradation that followed it. All that has happened and she isn't even 18 years old!
She now lives like the rest of humanity, secluded into a facility, owned by Hexagon, a company that employs her fiancé and that guarantees that the humans that live within their boundaries survive, as long as they pay them... Her job is to connect and monitor people's virtual reality experiences in Nirvana, a virtual world where all your deepest wishes will come true.
When Andrew disappears, Kenders discovers how wonderful it is to relive her moments with him in Nirvana, but when living in a tight security and controlled environment you start to get suspicious, so she starts uncovering some very disturbing realities to the Hexagon complex that may not be all that it seems.
Reading this book was exactly like an out-of-body experience: completely surreal. In the beginning, I could not exactly grasp the world and the story but, very slowly, things started to make sense and to form logical lines of action. Truths were uncovered and I cried, and I laughed and I grasped my bedsheets because of the amount of stress the suspense in this book!
Kenders is such a deep character! She's young and not afraid that afraid at the same time if that makes any sense. She's a strong young woman and is able to do anything she sets her heart into, even if that implies certain dangerous things that I'm not going to talk about.
Usually, I don't like reading books that contain severe dystopian elements like "the end of nature" and the "discovery of virtual reality experiences" (and many like that), but those elements and the story itself were so well woven together that I enjoyed them!
Overall this is a very enjoyable read, not a light read but one that will make you think about everything you've ever learned and put your own life into perspective while also fascinating you and making you feel! Give it a try!

Review: Lead (Stage Dive #3) by Kylie Scott

* Contains Explicit Sexual Content *

Author: Kylie Scott
19286623Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: November 25th 2014
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it's booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble.
Lena's not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far and Lena leaves, he realizes that he may just have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.

Review: Play (Stage Dive #2) by Kylie Scott

* Contains Explicit Sexual Content *

Author: Kylie Scott
19095025Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: March 25th 2014
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast—at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn't plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn't count on finding the one right girl.
Anne Rollins never thought she'd ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls—especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn't end well. No matter how hot he is. Or could it? 

Review: Reflection: The Stranger in the Mirror (Records of the Ohanzee, #1) by Rachel R. Smith

Author: Rachel R. Smith
Publisher: Kindle Edition
Publication Date: May 9th 2015
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


An Heiress, an ancient prophecy, and a masquerade...
Nerissa, the Heiress of Chiyo, prepares for the masquerade celebrating the twentieth anniversary of a thwarted assassination attempt on her family. Longing to be admired for herself and not her title, she arranges to switch costumes and enjoy the ball in blissful anonymity. But, when the fateful night finally comes, a prophetic warning of a second attack arrives too late, and the evening turns from revelry and romance to violence. After being pulled from the chaos by an enigmatic guardian, Nerissa learns that the Royal Family has been concealing a formidable secret for generations--and it is only one of many that are about to be revealed.
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