Thursday, 29 June 2017

Summer Reads Book Reviews!

Hello lovelies!

Here are a few reads I loved in the summer. These reviews are way overdue so I thought I'd just combine it here in one nifty little post!

Adjournment by Emersyn Vallis

When I chose to leave home I knew what I was giving up. I knew I was walking away from life as I knew it and the plans that we had made.
We…us…him and I…
It’s funny to think of him in a different light…or life.
That’s what it feels like, a lifetime ago.
But I’m a different person now. I have rules and goals. And if it wasn’t for my parents' vow renewal I would have successfully evaded him for the rest of my life. This is not by choice, I can tell you that.
I just need to focus and remember the key to this weekend is avoidance…and alcohol. But if anyone can pull that off it’s me, Sidney Chandler, queen of avoiding anything that will make me feel.
It’s just one weekend, right?
One very long weekend with my family…friends…my sisters and me…together, and our nemeses, the McAllister triplets.
What could possibly go wrong?
They say you never forget your first love, now just imagine how hard it is to forget your only.
This is going to suck.

Adjournment was a book about a girl desperately trying to run from her past and leave it behind but love has different plans. This was a fun read, with relateable characters and an intriguing story line.

I quite enjoyed the book, but in some places I felt like the story didn't flow as well. I wish that this book was a little more polished. I still have some questions unanswered, but I suppose that it will be answered in the upcoming books.

Overall, it was an enjoyable read.

The Seer's Lover by Kat de Falla
For years, Calise Rowe has been able to sense unusual energy from people, making her believe she is different. Pulled into an ancient war raging for centuries between demon hunters and seers, she's about to find out she's right.

Her search for the truth leads her to Lucas Rojas, a seer of angels and demons who walk the earth shrouded from normal human eyes. He's hidden his gift for years and refuses to endanger Calise by sharing it with her.

In the sultry Costa Rican Jungles, their worlds collide. As their passion and desire ignite, so does the ancient war between demons and seers. Will their combined efforts be enough to save themselves and the entire human world, or will their new found love be their downfall?

I will admit, I judged the book by the cover. I did not expect that I would be so invested in the story. But I was! This book had me at the edge of my seat. 

There is just SO MUCH happening in the book that you are constantly left wondering what will happen next. My only complain would be that in some places it felt like the book dragged on and in some places it felt like the scenes were being stretched out unnecessarily. 

I don't think I've read a book in this genre lately and I have to admit I really enjoyed it. Now I'm looking forward to the next book in the series!

Overall, a great paranormal read.

Crashing Tides by Casey Peeler
You can predict the tides but not the changes they make. Gunnison Del Valle was the current in the tide that was about to change my life.
Crash one we met.
Crash two we fell in love.
Crash three changed our perfectly planned lives forever.

Let's just start by saying that I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked it but I didn't like it as much as I wanted to.

I liked the fact that the book was a quick summer romance. There wasn't much drama, but there were real emotions in there. 

But I felt like the book was too fast paced. (Is that even a thing?) 
I felt like everything went by too fast. I love the build up, the will they won't they, the chase. But in this book it was a story of insta-love, which I've realised that I'm not a big fan of. I would have loved for the story to have a little more depth and build up. Come on! Sweep a girl off her feet!

But again, the book had its sweet moments too. Hence the mixed feelings.

Overall, I think this is a perfect summer romance.

Till later lovelies!

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