Feb 19, 2019

#TheOutcasts #AlexaBlack

Title: The Outcasts
Author: Alexa Black
Publisher:  Bold Strokes, inc
LGBTQIA, Romance

Publish Day: July 17, 2018


Review: [spoiler] The character discovers aliens on another planet. The twist in this is that it's not aliens but demons who ..are in hell? But no one is too worried about being in hell.

Lesbian erotica without emotional attachment with the characters makes this a two for me. May be stereotypical but I want to feel for the people and who, what and why they're doing what they're doing...thank you muchly.

I understand that the characters aren't two humans but there still needs to be something there. I read many Sci-fi / fantasy with characters of different species/unfamiliar with one another that.. feel more connected to one another. Maybe that is what this author was going for was the alien - unattached to one another feel of things..but meh.

Based on the reviews on Netgalley it's a extremes of not enjoying the content and really liking the story/content.

Downloaded from Netgalley for free in exchange for a free review filled up with only my opinions.

Feb 18, 2019

#ShadowOfTheFox #NetGalley

Title: Shadow of the Fox
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Publish Day: Oct. 2, 2018


Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.

Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll.

There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together. With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart.

With an army of demons at her heels and the unlikeliest of allies at her side, Yumeko’s secrets are more than a matter of life or death. They are the key to the fate of the world itself.

Review: This was a good read. Downloaded from Netgalley in exchange for a free review. Apologies for the smallness of this review. I'm dealing with bronchitis AGAIN.

Feb 17, 2019

#AscendantRevolution #NetGalley

Title: Ascendant Unrest
Author: Matthew S. Cox
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Publish Day: July 24, 2018

Two weeks after Maya tried to change the world, little has changed. Little, except for a nine-year-old’s building fear that her ex-mother’s revenge waits around every corner.

When her face appeared on every still-working video monitor along the Eastern Seaboard, streaming her plea and her evidence all over the planet, she thought they’d won, but her fairy tale dream died. The Authority did not become noble overnight, no longer simple thugs for Ascendant. Her ex-mother did not face punishment for her crimes. The lack of any retribution, or even any effort on the part of the Brigade to hide her, only fans the flames of her worry.

To make matters worse, her best friend Sarah is hiding a painful secret.

Maya’s fears come to fruition in the middle of the night. In a hail of gunfire, she flees into the dangerous streets of the Habitation District, rife with dosers, street gangs, corrupt Authority officers, chased by an unknown enemy worse than Ascendant.

They don’t want to kidnap her―they want her dead.

Review: This is a sequel -- the first is called Heir Ascendant . The cover that is for the official book is prettier .. I know we don't read for pretty covers but it is different than the one on Netgalley.

"Unease had moved into Baltimore Habitation District. It became the awkward neighbor lurking in every shadow, acknowledged by cautious vigilance and knowing glances among the locals, but never challenged aloud."

Good read, interesting post-world focused on Maya. The only thing I have negative to say is...kidnapping? Again? Whhyy? Lol. Otherwise, good story.

This is available as an eBook on Amazon -- can buy or read through Kindle Unlimited. I was able to download through Netgalley freely in exchange for free review. Thanks