The Frenzy Series By Casey Bond

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Synopsis of Frenzy (Book One):

After the world was ravaged by a viral apocalypse, Blackwater is one of the only colonies that remains. The survivors came together to create this safe haven. Nestled between a fierce river and a city’s flood wall, the well-being of its residents hangs on a long-established treaty with the night-walkers. Sounds simple enough, but lately, the people of Blackwater have been dying, and the humans believe the night-walkers are to blame.

Porschia Grant starves for more than her parents’ affection. Forced to enter the rotation, she will be given extra food rations in exchange for becoming a vampire’s breakfast and dinner for a week. The rotation has an extra responsibility as well: leave the colony and enter the dangerous forest to hunt for food. A night-walker will protect the hunters from the infected that roam the woods. But with the treaty hanging in the balance and tension between the humans and vampires rising, anything could happen in the darkness.

What would you do if your only chance at survival might kill you?

My Review:

Let me start by saying, I’m only up to book three in the series (there’s five) and I’m obsessed! You know that feeling you get when you don’t want to go to bed because you have to know what happens– well this series will give you that feeling. 

It’s a refreshingly new take on Vampires and Zombies. To call it that is just degrading because what Casey does is weave this interesting plot that keeps you craving answers. In the second book we get all different point of views and it really comes full circle. I’m halfway though the third book and PLOT TWIST!! Just when I thought I had it all figured out! Dive into this book today, you won’t regret it. 

♥♥♥♥♥- Five Vamp-tastic Stars

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The Collectors Society By Heather Lyons

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The Collectors Society 

By Heather Lyons

After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though. Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the Collectors’ Society, a secret organization whose members confirm that famous stories are anything but straightforward and that what she knows about the world is only a fraction of the truth.

It’s there she discovers villains are afoot–ones who want to shelve the lives of countless beings. Assigned to work with the mysterious and alluring Finn, Alice and the rest of the Collectors’ Society race against a doomsday clock in order to prevent further destruction . . . but will they make it before all their endings are erased?


My Review: 

I have to start by saying there are more books in the series that I haven’t finished yet.

But,

I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE WITH THIS SERIES.

I mean epic idea. I mean who would have thought what Alice and Wonderland was up to years later?

Opening scene: She’s in a mental institution.

HOOKED since that point!

This is a completely original, absolutely amazing, series. I can’t even put it into words. The description, the angst, the feels…

If there is one series you read this year let it be this one!

 

The Fall of Sky Series by Alexia Purdy

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The Fall of Sky – Serial Series

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Synopsis: 

Traveling across the United States in their beat up station wagon, sisters Audrey and Liv Westing flee their dark pasts. Playing gigs as a singing duo in questionable bars and dives, they live life in the fast lane. No regrets. No Looking back. When their beauty and music attract the eye of a deadly, but powerful Cartel family, everything spirals out of control.

The fall is worth the pain…

Along with a sexy, blind percussionist named Saul, the sisters shoot their way to the top of the music charts, but the price to pay for stardom is steep when knee deep in carnal contracts that demand more than the sisters can give.

Love is a killer…

Where hearts are the currency and music is the only escape, Liv and Audrey must make their way through a world of sketchy music deals, sexy assassins, and unfathomable demands from those who want nothing more than to own every piece of them.
But Audrey and Liv don’t mind breaking every single rule to survive.

Wait for the encore before the sky falls…

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Review:

♥♥♥♥♥- 5 Rock & Roll Stars ! Definitely check out this great series! 

 

Dowie

 

Never Hurt Me By Shawn McGuire

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Synopsis:

Everyone has a wish. Desiree’s just got real.

For forty-five years, eternally-eighteen-year-old Desiree has been in a sort of limbo, granting wishes for others while never receiving her own. Now it’s the hippie-genie’s turn, and she’s finally going to get what she asked for so long ago. A second chance at life.

She has two options: go back or start fresh. Going back means a do over. Returning to 1968 to when her best friend, brother, and parents are still alive. But will anything change and is it worth the risk of reliving all of the pain for a second time? Maybe starting fresh is the better option.
Both of her choices take her away from Kaf though. And that’s a huge problem because falling in love with her chauvinistic, exasperating, gorgeous boss was the last thing Desiree ever expected.

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Dowie

Chronicles of Steele: Raven

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Author: Pauline Creeden

Genre: Steampunk Fantasy

(Now get all four serials in one novel!)

Synopsis: 

Human life has value.

The poor living in the gutter are as valuable as the rich living in a manor.

The scoundrel is no less valuable than the saint.

Because of this, every life a reaper takes must be redeemed.

Raven has lived by this first tenet since she was trained by her father to become a reaper. But since his death, she’s been spending years redeeming the lives she’s taken. By her count, she’s even and it’s time for that life to end. If she settles down and becomes a wife, she might just feel human again. But on the way to the life she thinks she wants, the baron of New Haven asks her to complete a task which she cannot ignore… Just when Raven decides to give up on her life as an assassin, she’s pulled right back in.

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Author Bio: 

Pauline Creeden is an award-winning author, horse trainer, and overall book ninja. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.

Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. It is also the 2013 Book Junkie’s Choice Winner in Historical Fiction. Her debut novel, Sanctuary, won 1st Place Christian YA Title 2013 Dante Rosetti Award and 2014 Reader’s Choice Gold Award for Best YA Horror Novel.

Author Links:

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Dowie


 

The Infernal Devices By Cassandra Clare

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The Infernal Devices Series 

Synopsis from Clockwork Angel:

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa’s power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm’s length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.


 

My Review: 

This Series totally gutted me. I had an idea of what would happen because I had read the Mortal Instruments before I started this series– but I had no idea it would hit me so hard.

The story revolves around the mystery of Tessa and her heritage and why does everyone want her special gifts? But it’s the love triangle that brought on the tears. Is it possible to be in love with two people at once? What do you in that case? The epitome of the best (& most emotional) love triangle I would’ve ever hoped to have read/imagined.

The way Cassandra ended this series– perfection. I laughed, I cried and in the end I sobbed like a baby. The quotes in this book are too awesome for words. I can’t even express in words what this series did to me, it’s something you have to experience for yourself. Everything I read from Cassandra is just awesome, at this point I think I would read her grocery lists. 

♥♥♥♥♥- I have no words other than it’s a Must Read!

The Mortal Instruments Series By Cassandra Clare

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Synopsis from City of Bones: 

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.


 

My Review:

Okay, I have to admit I’m slightly obsessed with this series. You are fully emerged and invested in this new shadowhunter lifestyle. The whole love triangle thing definitely was what kept me going through the first three books, I had to prove that this wasn’t true. I love the sarcastic humor and banter between all the characters. It was everything one is looking for in a book —  hilarious dialogue, hint of mystery, some romance, and action packed.

The last three books is when the story really evolved. I love the way it just tied everything up in the end yet left it open for more to develop– it was just perfection.

I found it beautifully written, but I have to say sometimes the description got too much for me. I found myself skipping paragraphs of description to get to the dialogue. But the way that Cassandra hooks us in will make me read all of her other books. I wish I could un-read them so that I could read them all over again!

♥♥♥♥♥- 5 Amazing stars! Must Read Series!