Reviews

Monster (Animal Duet)

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Title: Monster (Book, #2 of Animal Duet)
Author: Marni Mann
Released: October 12, 2017

***PDL’s Rating: 5 ‘Twistingly Disturbed’ Punches (Loved)***

OH. MY. FUCK.

I honestly do not even know where or how to start reviewing Monster! It’s absolutely INFUCKINGSANE!! If you have not read Animal (book 1 of this duet), please go and read it now so you can be prepared for Monster. Since I have NO CLUE on how to even write this review without giving away bits and pieces of information that may help you figure things out quicker and spoil it for you. I am just going to jot my thoughts and feelings of the shit that was going through my head and heart as I read Monster.

As I opened to the first page I was giddy with excitement because it’s been some time since I have read Animal and that book was a complete mind-fuck!

Oh you know… just 7% into it and a bomb dropped. I don’t even know why I was surprised! I mean, this author has messed with my mind pretty badly in Animal so why the hell was I expecting anything less?

I’d wiped her blood on my chest, my hands, and I’d made sure it got under my nails. I’d come on a pool of it. And I loved every fucking second.

So, after reading that line… I started going on a rampage. Messaging friends about how crazy shit is already getting. Do you have any fucking idea how hard it is to talk about a book without giving away a damn thing but it was just too much to keep bottled up because, let’s face it… I still had 93% left of the book at this point!!!!

As the story progresses, all your questions in Animal are answered at a devious pace in Monster that will leave you craving for the next page.

I went through all emotions reading Monster – I was stunned, anxious, hoped and too many times recoiled from the words my eyes just touched and boy oh boy was I in denial. Worse of them all, I started doubting my sanity!! So what else is there to do but dive in deeper, right?!

Be warned, as you think it cannot get any worse – spoiler alert (not really) – IT FUCKING DOES!

Monster is seriously on a new level. It’s twistedly, disturbingly, ridiculously, out of this world crazy!! The author has perfected the art of leaving her readers gasping for air.

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir

 

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***PDL’s Rating: 5 ‘Delightful’ Punches (Loved)***

I never thought I would describe a historical fiction set during WWII as a charming read but it truly was delightful from the beginning to the end. This book was written through letters, journal and articles entries in which had maximized my reading experience with this splendid story.

Each character was extremely unique in their own way; I found myself wanting to know them all on a deeper level (not that you wouldn’t already, but I am a bit greedy for good things). The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir gave me the same vibe as The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society as I hesitate to admit this but TCLC won me over completely.

This book gives you hope through all the chaos of the world.

Music takes us out of ourselves, away from our worries and tragedies, helps us look into a different world, a bigger picture.

I highly recommend this book to all historical fiction lovers that want a happier tune when reading a book that is set during the most devastating time. I am looking forward to more by this author.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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Ruckus (Sinners of Saint, #2)

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Title: Ruckus (Sinners of Saint, #2)
by: L.J. Shen
Released: May 23, 2017

***PDL’s Rating: 4.5 ‘Ruckus’ Punches’ (Really Liked)

It’s a HOTHOLE book, you already know and if you don’t let me tell you – you cannot go wrong! Dean, my misunderstood man WILL be understood in his story. All you doubters out there, all I have to say is having faith in your authors go a long way for you as a reader. LJ Shen knocked it out of the ballpark and Dean is as lovable as any of the previous HotHoles. I knew I will love Dean from the beginning but after reading Ruckus I not only love him, I FUCKING LOVE HIM!

Ruckus was not only hot as already expected but it has its tender moments. I mean there was a part of Ruckus that made my heart ache and that was totally unexpected for me. Trust me, for those that had hard feelings for Dean from previous releases, give Ruckus a chance. Seriously, if you didn’t like Dean from Vicious – I can confidently say you did not interpret the situation properly because you were bias because of Vicious, the lovable asshole himself. Don’t judge a book before you even read it, cause you can totally count on me judging YOU for being unreasonable!!

Dean and Rosie – they are fucking FABULOSO!!!

Love Me in the Dark

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Title: Love Me in the Dark
Author: Mia Asher
Released: May 10, 2017

***PDL’s Rating: 5 ‘Now. Tomorrow. Forever.’ Punches (Loved)***

Love Me in the Dark is one of the most romantic book I have read in a long time. It is beautifully written, and the author’s words draw you in and make you feel so much, at times… too much. She somehow manages to make you love so hard while simultaneously detest just as much. How is that for character development? I mean seriously – I cannot say much because I truly feel the less you know the better going into a read like this. Mia Asher has officially become my one-click author.

If falling in love with how words are woven is your kind of thing (like me), sometimes even more than the story-line itself. Then I have news for you, Love Me in the Dark is a double-whammy! This book from cover to cover consists of heart-numbing words and a story that will stay in your heart for a long time.

Revelry

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Title: Revelry
Author: Kandi Steiner
Release Date: April 20, 2017

***PDL’s Rating: 4 ‘Rev’ Punches (Liked)***

Revelry was beautifully written and the author definitely drew me in on how she made a typical plot interesting to keep the readers engaged throughout the story. I am almost positive married/attached women everywhere can relate to Wren’s character to some degree. It sure as hell made me sit back and think about my life decisions as an individual and as someone’s other half.

Revelry is a heart-warming second chance romance where love is discovered when least expected. It highlights the changes in life and how we as individuals choose to take it into stride. How incredibly right something is to a person and may be the complete opposite over time. How we see ourselves as a person and how other perceives us. It embraces the need over want to truly fulfill you as a whole. Well, at least it did all that for me anyway – LOL.

Overall, I completely enjoyed this gem.

Harmful Rush, Remedy #3

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Title: Harmful Rush
Author: Debra Doxer
Release: April 19, 2017

***PDL’s Rating: 5 ‘Sky High’ Punches (Loved)***

I didn’t even realize Harmful Rush was a paranormal until I started it and I am so glad I did. I read pretty much all genres but I have to admit this is only my 2nd read of this genre. No feeling of time wasted if you were wondering. I loved everything about this book. The way the author has written it, I didn’t feel as if the genre took over… I felt more like it was the characters’ “job,” as in ours – it doesn’t necessary define you as a person given what you do for a living. Hope this makes sense.

Also it’s a YA, and I LOVE what the author did to it. Harmful Rush was a breath of fresh air when compared with all other YA I have read lately that has been saturated with the same story line. This beauty was able to get the same messages YA tends to give but with a better delivery, in my honest opinion and not have its readers feel like we are reading the same plots and lessons over and over again.

Harmful Rush has just enough drama, a splash of PNR and the perfect amount of romance that keeps your heart pumping.

After reading Harmful Rush, I discovered it was book #3 in the Remedy series – fear not, it can completely be read as a standalone but if you are anything like me you will be extremely curious about the first two books. You can definitely count on me to backtrack because I truly, truly enjoyed this world I stepped into. Hope you all give it a chance!!! It truly is an awesome read.

Damnable Grace, Hades Hangmen #5

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Title: Damnable Grace, Hades Hangmen #5
Author: Tillie Cole
Release Date: April 17, 2017

***PDL’s Rating: 5 ‘Angel Eyes’ Punches (Loved)***

Shit, I am kind of speechless right now. Just when you think it cannot get worse… it totally fucking DOES!

Damnable Grace got to me on so many levels. I literally found myself cringing so many times as I was reading but I couldn’t stop. It was like passing by a horrific car accident and you know not to look but find yourself craning your neck to see but with your eyes closed of course – makes plenty of sense, right?! I know you get me – LOL.

As I went in I am fully aware that these two characters are broken, but clearly I underestimated the depths of it. You know when you read you are aware and anticipating what may be the underlying reason that could be the root cause of the characters self-destruction and hope that the author didn’t take you to that point and reveal something that you find yourself going… “That’s it?!” Well, let me tell you – whatever you may think, the author proves you wrong because she manages to make it a million times worse than your mind or heart may be able to handle.

Fuck – I have to say, in my honest opinion Damnable Grace may have gotten under my skin the most. From heart-warming to gut-wrenching, you will feel it all. As you think evil can only go so far, well you are wrong. The author succeeded in taking evil to a level you cannot wrap your head around. Your heartstrings will be tugged in so many different ways and believe me when I say your heart and soul will be wrapped up in every single word that is poured into this story even if you find yourself recoiling all the while absorbing each drop in hope there is light at the end.