The Midnight Society by Rhonda Sermon

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Summary from Goodreads

Witness protection has a protocol for dealing with every situation—except magic.

Fifteen-year-old Cate’s life has been monitored since her new identity was created five years ago. She’s spent countless hours learning how to deal with potential threats and dangerous situations. None of which is any use when everyone around her is suddenly frozen like statues at the bus stop.

As she attempts to make sense of the frightening scene, a mysterious group of teenagers appears out of thin air. They are intrigued she’s not affected, but focus on completing their deadly mission, using baffling powers before they vanish again.

When the group seeks her out the next day, Cate is drawn into a world filled with sorcery and time travel. After she accidentally brings a cheerleader back from the dead, her incredible powers are revealed. Cate is shocked to discover she has a pivotal role to play in a centuries-old battle between two mortal enemies which threatens to destroy her entire world.

With the distinction between good and evil blurred, Cate’s faced with the choice of which side to join to enable her to save her family. Should she rewrite history and risk destroying innocent lives to save the ones she loves?

My Review
5 out of 5 Stars

Were do I start? This book was ama zing,  it was so fast paced and action packed right from the start. It had me drawn into a whole new world. I haven’t read many books about time travel but this is definitely by far the best. I loved all the characters except Elias and Zach but that’s because they were so well written that you had to hate them. Cate was a great main character and she was so sassy and first at times. I loved the development of the character and there relationships/links to each other. (Rose, Jonah and Rafe were top class) Austin was perfect. The plot of the story was well written and thought out, just when you thought you knew what was happening the plot was flipped on its head. I throughly enjoyed reading this story and I cannot wait to find out what happens next especially after the ending!!

Disclaimer – I was sent a free ebook copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Welcome to Nightmareland Blog Tour.

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Hi guys. So a really exciting post for today. As you know I read and loved Alice by Christina Henry and I reviewed it a few posts back. So when I was asked by the publisher to be a part of the blog tour I could not refuse. Anyway to the exciting Part Christina Henry had written a guest post for you guys to enjoy!! I hope you enjoy reading her post as much as I did.

Guest Post By Christina Henry

“He Only Does It to Annoy….” – On Writing Villains, or Characters You Otherwise Hate by Christina Henry

You know that guy – that character that you hate. It might be a villain – the character that stands directly in your hero’s way – or it might be a secondary character in a story that just annoys you so much.  These characters are vital, because if everyone thinks your protagonist is wonderful and perfect then there isn’t much of a story, is there? A story without conflict and change wouldn’t be very interesting to read.

The challenge in creating these kinds of characters is to make them real people and never simply two-dimensional obstacles to your main character’s happiness. Of course you look for three-dimensionality in all of your characters, but it can be tricky to find it in the bad guy.

One way to create a great villain is understanding who they are. By that I mean that you, as the writer, should understand their backstory, their motivations and their goals. This doesn’t necessarily mean all of that information makes it on the page – I personally am leery of giving villains too much on-page sympathy, myself – but you should know it. If you are aware of this information when you’re writing it helps inform the whole character even when you never actually reveal it to the reader.

That said, I’ve always enjoyed stories that flip the script and let villains have their say – Gregory Maguire’s WICKED immediately comes to mind. In that story we see the Wicked Witch of the West entirely from her point of view – and she doesn’t think of herself as a villain at all. When the inevitable end comes  – Dorothy tossing water on the witch – we feel pity for her, because we’ve seen the world from her side.

Tom Hiddleston, the actor who plays Loki in the Thor and Avengers films, once said, “Every villain is a hero in his own mind.”  Villains think that they are right, that what they’re doing is the best thing. As readers we know the author is presenting a certain point of view – the point of view of the protagonist, the hero, the person who should ultimately “win” the conflict and the story. But as authors we do consider the point of view of the other side, even if that’s not the side we show you.

There you have it guys. This is one of the greatest moments on my blog so far and I am so glad I could share it with you. Please feel free to comment in the comment section and let me know your thoughts.

The Accident Season by Moria Fowley-Doyle

The Accident Season

Title – The Accident Season By Moria Fowley-Doyle

Publisher and Date – Corgi’s Childrens August 2015

Total Number of Pages – 280

Summary from goodreads

It’s the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom.


The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara’s life for as long as she can remember. Towards the end of October, foreshadowed by the deaths of many relatives before them, Cara’s family becomes inexplicably accident-prone. They banish knives to locked drawers, cover sharp table edges with padding, switch off electrical items – but injuries follow wherever they go, and the accident season becomes an ever-growing obsession and fear.

But why are they so cursed? And how can they break free?

My Review – (has tiny spoilers included)

5 out of 5 Stars

This story really surprised me, I picked it up in the library and didn’t know much about it except I had seen it a few times on booktube an bookstagram. When I got home I checked the reviews on goodreads and found that they were quite mixed so wasn’t exactly sure if I would love or hate this story. Fortunately I loved it, it was quite captivating and I read in over two days. I loved the whole premise of this story and I was compelled to find out more.

Cara is seventeen and lives with her Mum, sister Alice and her Ex-Stepbrother Sam(who I loved) and every year during the month of October accident season happens. During this time the family have various accidents that don’t usually happen at other times of the year, they are unexplained but each family member goes through the same thing each year, the worst accident seasons always result in death. Cara is looking at pictures she has taken and she finds that a friend Elise who he disconnected with keeps showing up in her photos whether it be her hair, an arm or a leg. So Cara tries to find out what is going on but Elise has disappeared and no one seems to remember who Elise is, not the teachers or the pupils at her school. Cara is not only trying to find out about Elise, she is also trying to fight the feelings she has been having about Sam. He is her Ex-Stepbrother but he still lives with them so she keeps telling herself that it is wrong to feel this way. things happens during the story which I don’t want to go into too much detail so I don’t spoil the story for you. You also get to find out about Elise which I kind of knew was happening but it had a whole different take to it and wasn’t as simple as I thought.

Overall this was a great captivating story with a lot of drama and also has some twists and turns along the way. I am really glad I decided to pick this story up because it helped me get out of my reading slump and it is also a story I would happily re-read.

So there you have it guys another review done and dusted. I hope you enjoyed this review and please feel free to comment any thoughts you may have.

Hidden Wings Box set blitz

Title: Hidden Wings Box Set
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: CHBB
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Hidden Wings:
What happens when Darkness and Light collide?
Seventeen is a life changing age for Emma Wise.
As her family’s sole survivor in a car crash, she is left with a broken arm, and a few scrapes and bruises. But these are only outward marks; inside, her heart is broken and the pieces scattered.
Whisked away to Alaska, to an aunt she’s never met, Emma starts over. Secrets unveil themselves and now…she doesn’t even know who or what she is.
A centuries old prophecy places Emma in the heart of danger. Creatures of horrifying and evil proportions are after her, and it will take Emma, her aunt, and six, gorgeously, captivating Guardians to keep her safe. But, if she can survive until her eighteenth birthday… things will change.
Bonus Material: Hidden Wings Inspired Poem by Amber McCallister.
***BONUS MATERIAL***
Descent, A Hidden Wings Novella is included:
In the beginning…the start of it all.
Deceit.
Betrayal.
The Fall.
Take a journey back in time, to a place where Emma’s lineage begins, and where answers lie in unraveling secrets of the past. This is a story of forbidden love, an unbreakable bond, and the start of a dark adventure that will fill your heart with many emotions.
Broken Wings:
Emma’s world is falling apart, and Kade, the only one who seems to hold her together, is missing. With death lingering right outside their door, decisions must be made before it’s too late.
The Midway has refused to send help, so they are left to seek out the only other who can stop Lucian.
A perilous quest sends Emma and a few Guardians into the Underworld, where the unimaginable abide, to beseech the Prince of Darkness himself. Lucifer.
Now, they must endure the deadly levels of Hell, which not one …mortal or immortal… has ever survived.
Prepare for love, loss, and the unexpected.
Tethered Wings:
Back from their quest into the Underworld, with the threat of Lucian hanging over head, Emma is faced with yet another problem—the Immortal Bond. The bond surpasses any reason and is something so complex, not much is known about it. Once an Immortal Bond is made, it is forever. A conjoining of two fated hearts, destined to be perfect companions.
Emma’s heart, already bonded with her Guardian, Kade, has unexpectedly and inconveniently bonded with Ethon, the son of Lucifer. Now she is faced with a decision she doesn’t want to make. Both want nothing more than to love and protect her.
With the arrival of new company and old friends, things are bound to get heated.
Gilded Wings:
As the final battle draws near, Emma finds herself bound under an unbreakable oath. She must seal the bond with Ethon before her transformation, or risk her life and the lives of those she truly loves. Who she wants is no longer an option.
Lucian has unleashed troops of evil beasts from the Underworld, making it impossible for Emma to leave the protective barrier of Alaine’s home. War is inevitable. The Guardians will need to stay and fight their ground, hoping Lucifer keeps his end of the deal and comes to their aid.
In this epic series conclusion, burning questions will be answered, lives will be lost, and sacrifices will be made.
But who will survive, and at what cost?

Voted 2013 Break Out Author by Young Adult & Teen Readers, and 2013 Book of the Year (Hidden Wings).

Cameo Renae was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with her husband and children to Alaska.
She’s a daydreamer and a caffeine and peppermint addict who loves to laugh, loves to read, and loves to escape reality. One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance and sharing it with others.
One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then…she’ll keep writing!

HAPPY READING!

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Twitter: @CameoRenae

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The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout

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Summary from Goodreads.

For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime. 

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day. 

It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory must make a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants and the truths that need to be heard.

My Review.
5 out of 5 stars.

l am going to start by saying that I haven’t read any of Jennifer L Armentrout’s work before this , ( I know shame on me). However now after reading this I want to read all of her work. Now to the book ‘the problem with forever’ I want to begin With the fact that I read this in five and a half hours and stayed up until 2.30am to finish this. it was one of these books that once I started Icouldn’t put down. I was so invested in the story that I didn’t want to wait until morning to finish. The main character Mallory ‘Mouse’ Dodge was a great character and I felt quite connected to her. There were times where I just wanted to give her a hug and tell her everything was going to be OK. The other main character was Rider and he is now my new book crush. There were also moments when I wanted to give him a hug and parts where l was like ‘No Rider how can you do that’. When I write renews l try not to give too much away because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. Mallory has things that happened in her past that link her to Rider. They don’t see each other for four years after a bad event that happens in their past. Mallory begins going to the school that Rider goes to and so the story begins. I felt so many emotions during this story which switched from happiness,to sadness and also anger. l must admit that I cried for a good part of this book after a tragic event and the aftermath of that. The writing style was amazing and I couldn’t fault it . Jennifer L Armentrout is a very talented writer and l recommend that you guys go out and read this story as soon as you can, so you can experience this worldwind of an emotional story.

Disclaimer : I received this book for free thanks to Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Alice by Christina Henry

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Alice by Christina Henry

Summary from Goodreads
In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo with the screams of the poor souls inside.In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blonde, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn’t remember why she’s in such a terrible place-just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood…Then, one night, a fire at the hospital gives the woman a chance to escape, tumbling out of the hole that imprisoned her, leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her all those years ago.Only something else has escaped with her. Something dark. Something powerful.And to find the truth, she will have to track this beast to the very heart of the Old City, where the rabbit waits for his Alice.

My Review
Where do I even began? I’m a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland and retellings, so when I saw this I just knew I had to read this story. Now as you can tell by the slightly creepy but beautiful cover, and the summary this isn’t as sweet fluffy retailing. This version is so much more, it is creepy, disturbing and dark but I loved every moment of it. I want to write a review without giving too much away because I believe that to truly appreciate this story you have to read it for you self.  This story has to be one of the best retellings I have read so far. This takes a classic and turns it on its head by adding darkness and horror but my goodness it was done well. The dark twist that was set on this was so well written. Christina Henry’s writing was so well done that I didn’t have a choice but to fall down the dark rabbit hole to join Alice and Hatcher. The character building was top class, I loved the disturbing twist on classic characters and enjoyed that your head was spun in many directions. I would recommend this to fans of horror and retellings. I’m a little sad that I have finished the story however there is going to be a sequel!! It comes out in July and I am beyond excited for it.

Special News!!
Author of Alice, Christina Henry with be doing the first ever guest blog post on my blog. I am so excited for this. It will be happening on the 24th of June so make sure you tune in for that one, it is going to be amazing.

Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher Titan Books in exchange for a honest review.