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Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic


I will admit, I chose this book because I thought the cover looked really cool. And I am so so glad that I did. This book was absolutely incredible. The author weaved you into her story seamlessly and you could imagine every second of it within your own mind.

I easily found myself cheering along with the two twins as they figured out what happened to their mother, and the truth about themselves and their family. When Luka and Iris finally got together, I had a huge smile on my face.

Wicked Like a Wildfire was a great combination of independence, strength, family, betrayal, hope, determination, and perseverance. You will definitely have a gamut of emotions as you are reading this book.

This book was the absolute perfect introduction into the series and I absolutely cannot wait to read book 2. The ending is the perfect way to leave you anxious for more.

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Where to start. This book did not live up to the standards that the first two provided. For most of it, I felt that I was reading a teen romance novel. And not a good one at that.

My fears from the last book proved to be true, the majority of this installment focused on Zoey and her three love interests. The first, most annoying part that I will focus on: she sleeps with her teacher. And Imprints with him. Ugh, seriously? She knows how bad it is but she does anyways. And then her boyfriend catches her and is rightly pissed off. Now, she did not deserve to be treated the way he then treated her, but Erik was understandable mad at both her and the teacher. After all, the teacher used and manipulated her in many ways. At this point, I hope she gets back with her human boyfriend, Heath. At least he isn’t trying to control her and does truly love her.

Okay, enough about that.

Stevie Rae is alive! Well, she’s undead. Same thing? Maybe, possibly. I love that Stevie Rae ends up being restored to her old self, with a couple minor changes. I think Stevie Rae is going to play a very important role from now on and I am excited to see what that is.

I am definitely enjoying the changes in Aphrodite and Zoey’s relationship. I am glad that they seem to have buried their past and are working on establishing trust and friendship. I also like the character development of Aphrodite. She is showing that she isn’t simply the shallow vapid character that was originally portrayed. She truly regrets her past actions and wants to atone for what she has done wrong.

Even though Zoey has been distanced from her friends due to her actions, I have faith that they are still there for her and that they won’t actually abandon her.

Guess we will see what book 4 brings! Hopefully less relationship woes!

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Moon Called

Patricia Briggs is an incredible writer. Mercy Thompson is the kind of woman that I would love to grow up to me. A badass, loyal, tough, fierce, strong, and determined woman who puts her friends before herself. 

As she says, she is not a member of the pack. But that does not stop her from diving head first to save the alpha’s daughter. She could have stepped aside, and kept out of it. But instead, she risked her life, multiple times, and, with the help of others, saved the alpha and his daughter. 

She gets along with everyone but does stand up for herself. She won’t let someone walk on her, but she also respects others’ opinions. 

She is the kind of woman that we should raise our girls to be. 

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Grave Sight

I absolutely love Charlaine Harris‘s Sookie Stackhouse series, so when I saw this series (Harper Connelly), I knew I had to give it a try. Here is the description of Grave Sight on Amazon:

Harper Connelly has what you might call a strange job: she finds dead people. She can sense the final location of a person who’s passed, and share their very last moment. The way Harper sees it, she’s providing a service to the dead while bringing some closure to the living – but she’s used to most people treating her like a blood-sucking leech. Traveling with her step-brother Tolliver as manager and sometime-bodyguard, she’s become an expert at getting in, getting paid, and getting out fast. Because for the living it’s always urgent – even if the dead can wait forever.

First off, I absolutely love the premise behind this book. Being struck by lightning is rare. Surviving it is even more rare. Who’s to say that going through something that traumatic can’t cause some sort of extra sense from developing. This is a subject that has fascinated me for awhile.

When I first started this book, I was somewhat reminded of Meg Cabot‘s Mediator series. However, the similarities were not very strong. Harper Connelly cannot see/talk to ghosts. But she is able to see how someone dies, providing she is with the body. She uses this talent to bring closure to the  loved ones. And, of course, people are willing to pay for this. She does do quite a bit of pro bono work, and she does do more than she is asked to do. Most people don’t believe her, and is that really so surprising? Most people condemn that which they cannot prove.

This book is definitely a page-turner. You are taken on an adventure with Harper and you are easily able to relate to her. Charlaine Harris does a great job of developing the characters, as well as the plot line.

Harper’s relationship with her step-brother, Tolliver, is wonderful. As an only child, I love seeing the protective older sibling that wants to take care of the younger sibling and protect them, regardless of their age. And Harper has grown to understandably rely on Tolliver.

This book will draw you into a mysterious story and all you will want to do is continue reading until the end.

And then you will want to read the next one!

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Raised by Wolves (Raised by Wolves 1)

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I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up this book. I kept hoping “not another stereotypical paranormal adventure”, and I definitely got my wish! From beginning to end, I could hardly put the book down. I stayed up until 2am reading and picked it back up at 8am after a few hours sleep. I haven’t done that in quite some time.

The writing was at a simple level to understand but the plot line was what kept me turning the pages. The characters grew into their roles as the book progressed which made the story more “believable” (obviously the story is fiction).

While most paranormal books end up boring me, this book kept me engaged from page one to the end. I can’t wait to read the second book.