Friday, 14 November 2014

The Star Catcher by Stephanie Keyes - Blog Tour and REVIEW

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Magick and destiny intertwine as he fights to save his kingdom and the goddess he loves.
Her kiss…the feel of her skin…the beat of her heart…For seventeen-year-old Kellen St. James, each memory is marred by a single sentence on a lone strip of paper.
Cali has been taken…
Armed with an amulet that channels the ultimate power of Faerie, Kellen searches for his love. However, control of the amulet’s energy comes with a price, and Kellen soon learns that Cali’s captor has plans for the stone. With the threat of the Star Catcher’s evil looming above Kellen and his kingdom, he’ll have to free the Heart of Faerie and break the curse the binds the Children of Danu to the darkness. But before that, he has to find his real father, the king. No pressure, right?
Kellen and Cali will battle bewitched armies and unknown foes as they fight to stay together. Will Kellen embrace his immortal destiny? Or will his world, and the man he is fated to become, be destroyed by The Star Catcher?


Sunday, 2 November 2014

Addicted After All by Krista and Becca Ritchie - REVIEW

Addicted After All (Addicted, #3)                                  AMAZON 

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SUMMARY

Two addicts. One epic love story. 

Prepare for the worst. 

That’s what Lily and Lo try to do when Jonathan Hale schedules an “important” meeting. The problem: after being swept into the public eye and battling their addictions, they’re not sure what the worst is anymore. 

In a sea of many changes—including Ryke & Daisy living with them—Lily realizes that the best part of her fluctuating hormones might just be the worst. 
Her sex drive is out of control. 

Loren knows that she’s insatiable, but he’s not giving up on her. She’s too much a part of him. And as he carries more and more responsibility, some of the people that he loves doubt his resolve. 

In the conclusion to their love story, Lily & Lo stand side-by-side to fight, one last time, for their happily ever after. 

**AUTHORS' NOTE**
Due to the 2-year gap between Addicted for Now (Addicted #2) and Addicted After All (Addicted #3), you must read Thrive (Addicted #2.5) or the Calloway Sisters spin-off series before reading Addicted After All.

So we're finally at the end of the road for LiLo. In Ryke's words (and mine): It's the best fucking road.
 
Lily and Lo have been through so much as both people and as a couple and to see all their hard work come together so beautifully. In addition, this is the first book where we get to see Raisin  Raisy as an actual couple and it makes me both excited and scared for where they're gonna go as a couple but I just have believe in that happy ending. Coballoway were hilarious as always.

My guess on the babies genders were actually correct but I'll leave that to you to find out ;) 


I'm not going to spoil the plot in anyway, especially as this is the last of 5 books in a series but I do have to say this:

Lo- I've gotten to know you very well since I started this series in January and I have to say you have exceeded expectations (Harry Potter reference for you) there!) and become one of the greatest men I will ever read about. I wish I could tell the 13 year old Loren that hated himself how incredible he'd be but sadly I think he needed the lows to truly experience the highs. You have an amazing girlfriend, amazing friends, and brother that would pull out his own beating heart for you. You've managed to beat life,I promise you.


Lily - This whole thing started in your POV and if I hadn't loved you so much I wouldn't have continued. You're one of the strongest people I've ever read about and you don't even know it. The amount of love you exude is a ray of brightness and your compassion makes even the worst situation not as bad. You're an amazing friend, sister and girlfriend and you don't even realise how easy it is to love you. If I could tell the girl in the first chapter of Addicted To You how her life would turn out, she probably wouldn't believe me because she was still too ashamed of how she lived her life but you really and truly do not know your own strength. You don't know that your best friend will become the love of your life, that your sisters will be the closest relationships you have, including your sister's husband and your boyfriends' brother. You don't know that your boyfriends' brother is determined to hate you but will end up loving you as much as he loves Loren, and you will love him as much as you love Rose. You're going to be an extraordinary woman, and you didn't even need superpowers to get there.

I'd like to say thank you to Krista and Becca for this amazing series and the ability to make me cry while reading a book, then again when saying goodbye to two of my favourite POVs. I cannot wait for the rest of this series!

Recommend to: fans of New Adult (who have read the series), fans of realistic fiction


Rating: 5 stars