Black Water Sister

So this book caught my eye!

I was curious what it was about so I read the summary and thought it would be a great thing to share.

It sounds really interesting to read!

What do you think?

When Jessamyn Teoh starts hearing a voice in her head, she chalks it up to stress. Closeted, broke and jobless, she’s moving back to Malaysia with her parents – a country she last saw when she was a toddler.

She soon learns the new voice isn’t even hers, it’s the ghost of her estranged grandmother. In life, Ah Ma was a spirit medium, avatar of a mysterious deity called the Black Water Sister. Now she’s determined to settle a score against a business magnate who has offended the god—and she’s decided Jess is going to help her do it, whether Jess wants to or not.

Drawn into a world of gods, ghosts, and family secrets, Jess finds that making deals with capricious spirits is a dangerous business, but dealing with her grandmother is just as complicated. Especially when Ah Ma tries to spy on her personal life, threatens to spill her secrets to her family and uses her body to commit felonies.  As Jess fights for retribution for Ah Ma, she’ll also need to regain control of her body and destiny – or the Black Water Sister may finish her off for good.

Covet by Tracy Wolff

  • Author : Tracy Wolff
  • Date: March 2, 2021
  • Hardcover : 600 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled Teen

SUMMARY:
I may have reached my breaking point. As if trying to graduate from a school for supernaturals isn’t stressful enough, my relationship status has gone from complicated to a straight-up dumpster fire

Oh, and the Bloodletter has decided to drop a bomb of epic proportions on us all…

Then again, when has anything at Katmere Academy not been intense?

And the hits just keep coming. Jaxon’s turned colder than an Alaskan winter. The Circle is splintered over my upcoming coronation. As if things couldn’t get worse, now there’s an arrest warrant for Hudson’s and my supposed crimes―which apparently means a lifetime prison sentence with a deadly unbreakable curse.

Choices will have to be made…and I fear not everyone will survive.

My Review:
Okay I admit I loved this story. It made me feel things. Oh my gosh. I felt Grace’s emotions all over the place. I felt upset, frustrated, happy, worried and sad. Gosh! What a roller coaster ride. I actually placed myself in Grace’s shoes in this story. Imagine how you would feel if this happened to you and what was going on around you and to your friends.

Where do I even began? The whole Jaxon and Hudson thing with Grace was conflicting and heartbreaking. It kind of reminded me “Vampire Diaries” just a tiny bit. I did like the connection between the three of them. Jaxon and Hudson are so different and yet so similar. Their affections to Grace was pretty amazing. I even thought when they argued was interesting too. They just all click in a different ways. Hudson and Grace throughout the book just kept trickling sexy steam which was awesome. Yes I squealed at some parts in my head. I am pretty sure you will too if you read it.

Which vampire do I like better? That’s a tricky question for me. I may be able to figure that out at the end of the fourth book, unless I can like them both?

While the story continues at the academy, Grace and her friends eventually go on more adventures. Some of the places they go are to the home of the Giants, the area where Dragons are at and the prison. All these places were so interesting to read about. Let me tell you why I thought these places were so interesting.

The Giants were just so fun. I loved how they are trying to track down the blacksmith where it leads them to the Giant’s territory. I loved how Hudson tells Grace she has a connection with Mother Earth. On page 212, you’ll see how this is true. Oh and the author does mention that Grace had always had a fascination for redwood trees.

The trees, carvings and being related to Mother Earth was amazing in this story. On page 214 “The building which is made from gorgeously polished wood is probably close to fifty feet tall on its own, but it’s dwarfed by the trees surrounding it on all sides.” Can you see this? Imagine a building of wood so tall and so magical! So rad isn’t it? Okay I think trees are cool so sue me. I want a tree house. Imagine.

While they are at Giant’s territory, they see amazing things and eventually meet’s the blacksmith wife, Falia who misses her husband so much who’s been gone for a thousand of years. She knows he’s still alive by the fact she’s wearing a promise ring given by her husband, Vander. My heart was aching at this point for Falia. I was pretty sure Grace was feeling that too. With new information about Vander and what had happened, they kept on going. They were not going to stop their task to get the Crown.

Okay so Flint ends up inviting Grace and everyone to a dragon event called Wyvernhoard that takes place in New York City! Talk about fancy! New York City is a fast paced city and there is always something going on there. (I visited that place years ago and loved it. One day I’ll visit again). Anyways while everyone is at this event, they learn how it works which is pretty damn cool. I love how the author came up with this event and how rich it really is. I want to go to this event! Oh oh and everyone gets dressed up! Can you imagine being dressed up in a fancy dress and all that jazz? Oh when Hudson sends tons of dresses for Grace and her cousin Macy to choose from. I love that. Psst page 331! You’ll love the note that Hudson sends. And which dress does Grace choose? It was so fun to see how that went down. *Swoons*

Into the belly of the prison. That is one risky move to do and such an emotional toll on some. The prison set up is really strange. I tried to keep picturing it as a town? I don’t know how to describe it but it’s a whole another world but there are various supernatural characters in it which makes it more fast paced and interesting. Flint, Hudson and Grace meet two new characters, Remy and Calder who are their cellmates. I like Remy quite a bit which reminds me of Gambit from X-men style for some odd reason. I keep picturing him like from the movie ‘Wolverine.’ Gambit was played by Taylor Kitsch from that movie. The banter between Remy and Hudson is hilarious. While in the prison Remy knows everything about the place and helps them achieve their mission but it is not easy. There are some tasks that Flint, Hudson and Grace go through which will leave you gasping, laughing and freaking out. You’ll have to read the book to find out what they go through and learn something pretty interesting about Grace during this time.

Now I have to say towards the end of the book…oh my… I was so downhearted. There was a death. I am not giving it away because just no. Spoilers not allowed. Death and sacrifice towards the end. I felt like screaming no at the story. (I couldn’t cause my children were sleeping. It was 1 am by the way when finished the book!) Then when I just think the story was going to end there, I was wrong. So wrong. I was in shocked. I did not see this coming at all. I managed to breathe but then again another shock hit me from the story. You know what I was thinking “You bet Grace is not gonna back down now.”

I know I am jumping all over the place about my review (it’s kind in order) but these are some of the things that stayed with me while reading this book. I can’t cover it all without giving the story away so go read it. Like now. Go get it.

The story ended but in my book (I bought it), it had Hudson’s perspective on one of the chapters which was really cool to get a feel how he was handling things. I loved it. His perspective and thoughts. Wow! That was a nice little gem.

I want book four now please!

Review – Warped Line by Ann Gimpel

  • Publisher : Ann Gimpel Books, LLC
  • Date: May 26, 2020
  • Publication date : May 26, 2020

Summary:
When I went to sleep—to avoid being drained of magic and blood by dark Sorcerers—Vampires weren’t exactly on the endangered species list, but not many of us are left. No one ever accepted us. Not mortals and not others with power, either. At least one of those dams has developed a few cracks. Supernaturals aren’t quite welcoming, but they’ll take help from any quarter.

Mortals have declared war on magic, and they won’t rest until we’re all sitting in iron-clad prisons. What a bunch of cowards. If they weren’t hiding behind false humanitarian walls, they’d be honest about their intentions and kill us outright if they could.

The world turned into an alien place while I slept. Not much point returning to my clan house in Italy. It’s probably long since disbanded. Besides, fate tossed me squarely in Ariana’s path. She’s like me, a Vampire, but I hunger for her in a very un-Vampirelike way.  She’s done her damnedest to chase me away, but I’m tough to dissuade. She doesn’t know it, but I won’t back off until she’s mine. No matter what it takes.

My Review:
I finally finished book two of the series. There are two more books after this one. The story left off from the first book. Basically the storyline is about mortals vs all kinds of supernaturals but the target seems to be aiming Ariana’s club. I want to know what exactly is going on. Who is the person pulling the strings? The feel I get from this book is good vs evil. Action, adventure, drama, supernatural, suspense and a steamy moment rushes through this book. Just to let you know the book goes back and forth between Nicholas and Ariana thoughts and perspectives of what is happening. That seems to be style of the author’s writing for this series. If you are looking for a supernatural fix, check this series out.

Currently Reading

Currently reading these books for myself…slowly…. we shall how long it takes me to read them.

Heir

Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak-but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life-and her future-forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?

Author: Sarah J. Maas

So far so good…I’m past chapter two…hoping to read more.  The reason why I’m reading this book is because I read the first two books and want to keep going to see what happens to Celaena.  She kicks butt!

 

Twi

For someone who’s been around for over a hundred and forty years, immortal Elspeth Argeneau hasn’t done a whole lot of living. Now that she’s moved away from her controlling mother, she’s tracking down rogue vampires and enjoying some overdue freedom. A fling would be fun. A life mate can wait. Yet to Elspeth’s surprise, her landlady’s hot grandson checks both boxes.

Wyatt fell instantly in love with Elspeth four years ago. He’s stunned to run into her again, especially as she has no memory of him. Then again, there are a lot of things about Elspeth that don’t make sense, like the miraculous speed with which her wounds heal. And the chemistry that transforms every touch into an explosion of desire. But with mysterious “accidents” besieging Elspeth, the ex-Special Forces soldier appoints himself her bodyguard. But time is running out to uncover the truth about her enemies—and rediscover the man determined to love her for eternity.

Author Lynsay Sands

I picked this book up because it has vampires!  Yes if you follow my blog you know I like reading fiction/romance vampires.  I think about 5 chapters in so far…  I like how Elspeth is annoyed at her mother.   The romance between Wyatt is slowly starting here.  More updates soon.  Isn’t the cover awesome too?  

Library Books

This past weekend I picked up two new books to read from the library!  I cannot wait to read these beauties! Scroll down below to check it out.

 

 

 

Burn

I have read a Cynthia Eden book before and wanted to pick up another one from this series.  The series is called “A Phoenix Fire Novel.”  This is the first one.  I think you can read them standalone.  The other one that I read was “Once Bitten, Twice Burn.”  That book was so good!!   I can’t wait to read this one and then the other one.

The story is about:
Eve Bradley was undercover looking for a story, not a cause. But something about the man they called Subject Thirteen got her involved. The scientists said he was a devil, and they had a decent case: Terrifying power. A bad attitude. And looks that could lead anyone to sin. . .

Cain O’Connor knows the minute he catches her candy scent that Eve could drive him wild. But she’s a threat–in a way no one has been for him in years. She’s safer away from him, too. But with a powerful conspiracy determined to shut Eve up for good, there’s no time to argue. All they can do is trust their instincts–and their hearts. . .

Cynthia Eden Website
Cynthia’s Twitter
Cynthia’s Instagram

 Vortex

I found this book while browsing the new books on display. The cover caught my eye and just had to pick it up to see what it was all about.  Once I read what it was about, it had to come home with me.

What the book is about:
Vi Solaris is the heir to an Empire she’s barely seen. Her parents sacrificed a life with her to quell a rebellion and secure peace with a political alliance. Now, three years past when her wardship should’ve ended, Vi will do anything to be reunited with her family.

The Empire is faltering beneath the burden of political infighting and a deadly plague. Yet, Vi can’t help but wonder if her inability to control her magic is the true reason her parents haven’t brought her home. Suspicion becomes reality when she unleashes powers she’s not supposed to have.

Powers that might well cost her the throne.

As Vi fights to get her magic under control, a mysterious stranger appears from across the world. He holds the keys to unlocking her full potential, but the knowledge has an unspeakable price — some truths, once seen, cannot be ignored.

All eyes are on her and Vi must make the hardest choice of her life: Play by the rules and claim her throne. Or, break them and save the world.

Elise Kova Website
Elise’s Twitter
Elise’s Instagram

 

 

Darynda Jones

Darynda Jones has quite a few books!

She has Charley Davidson series and the Darklight series.  Plus she also wrote a few short stories.  This is is all mentioned on her website.

I have not had a chance to read any of her books but I want to.   I may have to check out the Darklight series first because there are only three books.  Her Charley Davidson has tons!   All the covers are cool.  I love covers because they are a work of art and they catch my attention.

The first book of the Darklight series is : Death and the Girl Next Door

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About the book: Ten years ago, Lorelei’s parents disappeared without a trace. Raised by her grandparents and leaning on the support of her best friends, Lorelei is finally beginning to accept the fact that her parents are never coming home. For Lorelei, life goes on. High school is not quite as painful as she thinks it will be, and things are as normal as they can be. Until the day the school’s designated loner, Cameron Lusk, begins to stalk her, turning up where she least expects it, standing outside her house in the dark, night after night. Things get even more complicated when a new guy—terrifying, tough, sexy Jared Kovach—comes to school. Cameron and Jared instantly despise each other and Lorelei seems to be the reason for their animosity. What does Jared know about her parents? Why does Cameron tell Jared he can’t have Lorelei? And what will any of them do when Death comes knocking for real? Thrilling, sassy, sexy, and inventive, Darynda Jones’s first foray into the world of teens will leave readers eager for the next installment.

Other two books of the Darklight series!

 

Now her Charley Davidson series – There’s 12 books!  12!!  I’m impressed.  Maybe I should read these too… I am not going to post every single book (Tempted tho! Maybe when I read them..)

First book:  First Grave on the Right

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About:
A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time grim reaper.  Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an entity who has been following her all her life…and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely.

Are you going to read these?

I spy Wendy Brant

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Zen Diagram by Wendy Brant
Hardcover: 328 pages
Publisher: Kids Can Press (April 4, 2017)

Eva Walker is a seventeen-year-old math genius. And if that doesn’t do wonders for her popularity, there s another thing that makes it even worse: when she touches another person or anything that belongs to them from clothes to textbooks to cell phones she sees a vision of their emotions. She can read a person’s fears and anxieties, their secrets and loves … and what they have yet to learn about calculus. This is helpful for her work as a math tutor, but it means she can never get close to people. Eva avoids touching anyone and everyone. People think it’s because she s a clean freak with the emphasis on freak but it s all she can do to protect herself from other people’s issues.

Then one day a new student walks into Eva’s life. His jacket gives off so much emotional trauma that she falls to the floor. Eva is instantly drawn to Zenn, a handsome and soulful artist who also has a troubled home life, and her feelings only grow when she realizes that she can touch Zenn’s skin without having visions. But when she discovers the history that links them, the truth threatens to tear the two apart.

I am so going to put this in my to read pile!  I saw someone post this on social media today and I just had to post it on my blog because it caught my eye!   Who else is going to read this book?  

I spy Claudia Gray

Claudia Gray

She has tons of books to read and I suggest you check them out.  All of them have amazing covers! I have read her book “Fateful” which is a stand alone.  The rest of them look really good to read.  Be sure to check them out.

Constellation Series

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Noemi Vidal is a teen soldier from the planet Genesis, once a colony of Earth that’s now at war for its independence. The humans of Genesis have fought Earth’s robotic “mech” armies for decades with no end in sight.

After a surprise attack, Noemi finds herself stranded in space on an abandoned ship where she meets Abel, the most sophisticated mech prototype ever made. One who should be her enemy. But Abel’s programming forces him to obey Noemi as his commander, which means he has to help her save Genesis–even though her plan to win the war will kill him.

Together they embark on a daring voyage through the galaxy. Before long, Noemi begins to realize Abel may be more than a machine, and, for his part, Abel’s devotion to Noemi is no longer just a matter of programming.

Firebird Series

 

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmaticassistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. To accomplish her goal, she must learn how each world works, and confront the many people she has the capacity to become. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows — including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.

 

Evernight Series

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The Evernight series, four books from HarperCollins beginning in May 2008, follows the story of Bianca Olivier.

When the story begins in Evernight, Bianca has just left the small town where she’s spent her whole life. She’s a new student at Evernight Academy, a creepily Gothic boarding school where her classmates are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn’t fit in.

Then she meets Lucas, another loner, who seems fiercely determined not to be the “Evernight type.” There’s a connection between Bianca and Lucas that can’t be denied. She would risk anything to be with him—but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart… and to make Bianca question everything she’s ever believed to be true.

 

Spellcaster Series

When Nadia’s family moves to Captive’s Sound, she instantly realizes there’s more to the place than meets the eye. Descended from witches, Nadia can sense that a spell has been cast over the tiny Rhode Island town–a sickness infecting everyone and everything in it. The magic at work is darker and more powerful than anything she’s come across and has sunk its claws most deeply into Mateo . . . her rescuer, her friend, and the guy she yearns to get closer to even as he pushes her away.

Mateo has lived in Captive’s Sound his entire life, shadowed by small-town gossip and his family’s tormented past. Every generation, the local legends say, one member of the family goes mad, claiming to know the future before descending into insanity. When the strange dreams Mateo has been having of rescuing a beautiful girl from a car accident actually come true, he knows he’s doomed.

Despite the forces pulling them apart, Nadia and Mateo must work together to break the chains of his terrible family curse, and to prevent a coming disaster that even now threatens the entire town, including Nadia’s family, her newfound friends, and her own life. Shimmering with magic and mystery, New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray’s new novel depicts a dark and unforgettable world of witches, curses, buried secrets, and star-crossed romance.

 

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Eighteen-year-old maid Tess Davies is determined to escape the wealthy, troubled family she serves. It’s 1912, and Tess has been trapped in the employ of the Lisles for years, amid painful memories and twisted secrets. But now the Lisle family is headed to America, with Tess in tow. Once the ship they’re sailing on—the RMS Titanic—reaches its destination, Tess plans to strike out and create a new life for herself.

Her single-minded focus shatters when she meets Alec, a handsome first-class passenger who captivates her instantly. But Alec has secrets of his own. He’s in a hurry to leave Europe, and whispers aboard the ship say it’s because of the tragic end of his last affair with the French actress who died so gruesomely and so mysteriously….

Soon Tess will learn just how dark Alec’s past truly is. The danger they face is no ordinary enemy: werewolves exist and are stalking him—and now her, too. Her growing love for Alec will put Tess in mortal peril, and fate will do the same before their journey on the Titanic is over.  (This was one of my favorite books!  I may have to catch up on her newer stories that she has out!) 

 

Star Wars

 

She also has some Anthologies    (I am not going to list all the anthologies..click on the link to go to her homepage and check them out.) Hope you take a peek at her work!

Currently Reading

Currently Reading this book…so far so good!

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Kim Harrison
256 Pages
Publisher: HarperCollins
April 2010

My name is Madison Avery, and I’m here to tell you that there’s more out there than you can see, hear, or touch. Because I’m there. Seeing it. Touching it. Living it.

Madison’s prom was killer—literally. Now, thanks to a mysterious amulet, she’s stuck on Earth: dead but not gone. She has no idea why the dark reaper who did her in was after her, but she’s not about to just sit around and let fate take its course. With a little skilled light-bending, the help of a light reaper (one of the good guys . . . maybe), her cute crush, and oh yeah, her guardian angel, Madison’s ready to take control of her own destiny once and for all, before it takes control of her.

Well, if she believed in that stuff.