Broken Prince by Erin Watt

Hello again! I have decided to review both books from the Royals series in one night, because I cannot get these characters out of my head. If you haven’t read my first post on Paper Princess then go read it here before reading this one!

Okay, so as I said in my previous post, as soon as I finished PP, I instantly started reading this one (the joy of having a kindle library at my finger tips)! I think I should have given myself time to absorb what had happened, but I never claimed to be patient!

This book picks up directly where PP finishes, I’m going to quote the blurb, so if you haven’t read PP, then this may contain a couple of spoilers.

“From wharf fights and school brawls to crumbling lives inside glittery mansions, one guy tries to save himself.

Reed Royal has it all–looks, status, money. The girls at his elite prep school line up to date him, the guys want to be him, but Reed never gave a damn about anyone but his family until Ella Harper walked into his life.

What started off as burning resentment and the need to make his father’s new ward suffer turned into something else entirely–keep Ella close. Keep Ella safe. But when one foolish mistake drives her out of Reed’s arms and brings chaos to the Royal household, Reed’s entire world begins to fall apart around him.

Ella doesn’t want him anymore. She says they’ll only destroy each other.

She might be right.

Secrets. Betrayal. Enemies. It’s like nothing Reed has ever dealt with before, and if he’s going to win back his princess, he’ll need to prove himself Royally worthy.”

In comparison with the last book, this one switches between Reed’s perspective and Ella’s. I wasn’t a fan of switching perspectives previously, but it’s really growing on me lately, and I like seeing the drama unfold from different sides. And I really like being inside Reed’s head. This book is an amazing follow up to the first, and I cannot get over how much I love these characters. They’re all so dark, and I feel like we’ve barely scratched the surface with all the secrets swirling around. Everyone seems to have an ulterior motive for everything and it’s so wildly messed up, I can’t get over it. Even though the book centers around Ella and Reed, I dont feel like the other characters are supporting characters, you know? They all have their own back stories and their own issues, and you want to dig deep with them all.

And do not even get me started on the cliff-hanger. Cliff-hangers suck so much, and this book has me ripping out my hair with all the conspiracies flipping through my head. Its a serious WTF?! moment. I cannot even begin to explain how badly I need the next book. The anticipation and suspense is killing me already (as I said, I am not a patient woman), and I only finished this book yesterday, guys. October17October17October17October17October17. The final installment cannot come soon enough, even though I’m going to be devastated when this series is over.

 

 

Paper Princess by Erin Watt.

Hello again! Today, I have decided to review Paper Princess by Erin Watt (the next book, Broken Prince, will also be up tonight)! This has been on my TBR list for sooo long. I am not entirely sure why I didn’t read it sooner to be honest. I had heard such good things about this book, and I felt a little apprehensive because I wasn’t sure it would live up to the hype, but it actually went beyond the hype. I could not put this down.

It’s about seventeen-year-old Ella, who is alone in the world. She is down on her luck and is stripping to get by so that eventually she can lead a normal life. That is until she gets plucked from her life of squalor and thrust into an insane new world of wealth, prep schools, mansions and The Royals. Callum Royal takes a guardian role over Ella, much to the disapproval of his 5 sons, who all hate Ella. She needs to try to get to grips with this new world, without losing a grip on herself.

I would say that its bit like Gossip Girl, but without the faceless keyboard warrior, but also 90210, with a bit of Revenge thrown into the mix. There is a lot of high school drama, but there is also adult drama too, and it cleverly interlaces the 2, with rich kids trying to live like adults, strolling around like nothing can touch them. I love the fact that Ella is thrown in at the deep end with these spoiled, rich boys who hate her, and yet they are all equally alluring, and mysterious. Instantly, you just want to figure out everyone’s story, because they all have so many secrets, but they all seem to drag you in. There isn’t one character that doesn’t pull you in. Ella ends up finding herself drawn to the second oldest Royal, Reed. Obviously, he’s drop dead gorgeous and would do anything for his family, but he has as many secrets as everyone else, if not more. Seeing it all through Ella’s perspective is refreshing and she manages to be a strong female lead (love a good female lead) even though she is completely out of her depth.

I read this in just a few hours and went straight on to Broken Prince, because it leaves on such a cliff hanger that I couldn’t even wait a minute, and I tore through that book, too. It’s a Cinderella, rags to riches, type of story but there are so many other different sub plots running through the book, yet it is never hard to follow, there’s is no jumping around and it all fits together. It is a serious page-turner and I cannot believe I have to wait until October 17th until the last book in the series. These Royals will sure as hell ruin you, just as they have me!

 

I have put this as a young adult book, but it does get a little racy at times!

A review of Cruel and Beautiful

Hello again! So today I thought I would review ‘Cruel and Beautiful’ by A. M. Hargrove and Terri E. Laine because this is one of those books that honestly changes you and continues to affect you long after you’ve read the last page. Honestly, I have been gushing about this book nonstop. If you’re going to read this then make sure you have tissues near by, because there is a life altering twist that I am still not over. And maybe some wine as well, because who doesn’t love wine?

Okay, so I’m done telling you how much I love this book (just kidding that will never happen… I love it, go read it now!)

What’s the plot? Well, it follows Cate, who is a struggling student, trying to keep up with her mammoth work load, who agrees to go on a blind date with Drew, a seriously hot doctor who is the sweetest, most genuine character that my imagination has ever had the pleasure of bringing to life. In one horrible twist of fate, everything changes for them. And it will break your heart.

I do have to warn you that this book does jump around between past and present, and it will probably confuse the hell out of you (I’ve been there, I know) but please stick with it. It is incredibly frustrating but there is method to the madness, I swear! Do not jump ahead and try to go in as blindly as possible! It will be so worth it and I hope that you feel as deeply affected by Cate and Drew as I am.

“Take your first steps into your new life, Cate. And promise me you’ll live. Just live, Cate. Do it for me.”

The Revelation Series, by Randi Cooley Wilson

Okay, so for my first (non-spoiler) review I decided to tackle a whole series. Mainly because this series is amazing. And the covers are amazing. And the characters are amazing. And the author is amazing. Basically, I cannot say how much I love this series.

Hmm… Where to begin?

If you love a predictable paranormal romance, with some action and a smidge forbidden love,  and a dusting of unsubstantial characters that are merely words on a page, then why are you even reading this post?

And now forget about all of that, because Randi Wilson manages to take the predictable story lines and completely turn them on their head. Revelation is definitely the correct name because there are so many. You think you know where it is heading and then the rug gets pulled from underneath you, and everything changes. Wilson keeps it dynamic and fast paced, but cleverly intersperses it with comedy. And hot guys. So so so many hot guys. (Seriously, Randi Wilson has one hell of an imagination).

So this series follows Eve, who has just gone off to college in the hopes of finding herself. And find herself she does. I am all for a strong female lead, and Eve can definitely take the crown. She undergoes some series upheavals and whole lot of heartbreak and betrayal but her character progression is so perfect, and you can really see her grow up through the books.

In standard fashion for these types of books, she is seemingly normal until her world is turned inside out and she meets Asher St Michael. Oh, Asher, Asher, Asher. If you do not fall in love with him, then you’re insane. Seriously. He is a complete heartthrob and has sexy arrogance down to a T. But despite being cocky, he is also loyal and noble and will protect his family with his life.

Despite the heat and passion of the two lead characters, Wilson manages to keep the books grounded and prevents them from becoming too focused on this by having a whole lot of action and whole lot of comedy. This mainly comes in the form of the St Michael family, and they manage to keep a lot of the drama from making the books too dark, yet still not detracting at all from the main focus of the series. It is a serious, heartpounding page turner. Everything about this series is new and fresh and, to my knowledge, it is nothing like any other paranormal series out there.

I really hope that I have convinced you to read this series, because you will really not regret it!

 

(P.S. this is more of a new adult book, so I would say it is only for readers 16 and above due to adult themes)

My first ever blog post!

Hello, Hola, Bonjour, Howdy! Welcome to my first blog post!! Its quite exciting for me! So a little bit of background if you didn’t already see the home page and about page… I read a lot of books. As much as I love the feeling of having a book in my hand, I read a lot on my kindle (can’t afford to buy paper backs with the rate I go through them… Sigh). I mainly read paranormal books, so most of the time they will be young adult, although the odd new adult book may sneak up you.

Since I drive all of my friends crazy with how they must read this book and that book, because they have changed me I am hoping this will be a way for my to connect to other bookworms, share the books I love and hopefully get to read some books I would never have come across! Hope you enjoy reading my reviews as much as I love reading and reviewing the books! Please comment and let me know how to improve!

Adios, amigos!