Are you an Ash?
*Lack of appetite
*Beauty & Strength
Call the hotline if these symptoms come on suddenly!
Turns out Charlie Bennet was all of those things except the last. Don’t let the name fool you, Charlie was all woman and she wanted nothing to do with the ash … until the day she found out she was one.
It all started when infected bats bit a small group of humans and created what are now called vampires. Then, the male vampires knocked up some female humans and the result was a gorgeous race of all male ash. Superhuman freaks that had looks to kill.
Charlie is the first female ash, aka unicorn of the Hive – the gated compound in Portland that the humans have designated to isolate vampires and ash from society.
Problem? The Hive is full and only a select few will be allowed to live there. To live at all, really. If Charlie wants to earn the right to become a citizen of the Hive, she will have to survive the culling – a series of fights to the death. And guess what? Just because she’s a girl doesn’t mean she’ll get special treatment.
Good thing there’s Ryder, the mysterious lead ash enforcer, who seems to always have her back. But when secrets bubble to the surface, it will take more than one guy to save her.
I legit couldn’t tell you how long it’s been since I’ve read a vampire book. IT’S BEEN AGES. I remember when I was in 7th grade and I legit only read vampire books. I think I read about a hundred vampire books back to back I didn’t want to read anything else but vampire books. To be honest that’s probably why I took a really long break from reading vampire books I probably wore myself out that year. Continue reading
Mercedes “Mercy” Thompson is a talented Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington. She also happens to be a walker, a magical being with the power to shift into a coyote at will. Mercy’s next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she’s fixing a bus for a vampire. This is the world of Mercy Thompson, one that looks a lot like ours but is populated by those things that go bump in the night. And Mercy’s connection to those things is about to get her into some serious hot water…
I really really wanted to love this book. I mean it has a 4.18 rating on Goodreads and the majority of the reviews I read for this book were really good, so of course my expectations for this book were high. I just couldn’t connect with this book at all. It was like I was drifting off throughout the book and just couldn’t focus on what was even going on. Continue reading
I have been on a Laurann Dohner binge. I’m not even kidding you guys. I’m sure it’s not healthy to binge this many books by one author in such a short amount of time. I’ve just been reading one book after another so fast that I don’t even have time to write about how amazing they are. I just rush to get my hands on the next book in the series because I already know I’m going to love it.
The Time for the final battle has come.
Edmund’s armies have surrounded the Rioseco Abbey, trapping the few survivors inside. The sight that Ilyan was given a thousand years ago is about to come to pass.
If only Joclyn was able to fight.
Joclyn is tormented by the hallucinations that Cail’s mind has left her with, her magic an uncontrollable torrent that even Ilyan cannot control. Her moments of lucidity are broken by fears of dripping pipes and bleeding walls, and a desire to kill Ryland that she is having trouble trying to ignore.
The sight has shown her power, shown her success, but it has also shown her death – The end of her life something she is not quite willing to give up on yet.
Even past her death, the sight has shown her love, and that love may be the only key to her sanity, to her strength, and to Edmund’s death.
That love may stand in her way, and a single choice may tip the scales and secure their future, or destroy their fate.
Just finished the fourth book a little bit ago and I’m not sure what exactly to say. I love this series. I feel like I reiterate myself every two seconds when I’m writing about the books in this series but it’s so great. There’s never a dull moment in this series.
This book definitely keeps you on your toes especially because, as we’ve seen in the previous books, these visions that the Drak’s get don’t change. They’ve said it from the beginning that once a vision has passed that is going to happen and there’s no way out of it. So I’m sitting here like HOW IN THE HELL IS THIS GOING TO END. I mean we get visions of how it’s suppose to end but it’s an ending no one wants let alone is excited for so ??
Joclyn gets better in this book but I wish she was more of a strong badass warrior. Which is unreasonable especially how in the first book when she thought she was just a human and she would hide in her hoodies and was basically too scared to make friends. We get glimpses of her badassery here and there and I love it. I love badass Joclyn!
I feel like the author really tries to make everyones emotions seem realistic in their situation. She doesn’t try to be unreasonable especially after what everyone in this book has been through. I really like that because then you’re not sitting there thinking that how they act is unrealistic.
I’ve obviously read too my adult books and forgot how innocent YA books can be. Joclyn and Ilyan have only kissed. That’s it. Not even a little touch anywhere lower than their waist. I remember one instance in this book Wyn asked Joclyn how well of a kisser Ilyan was and to give her details and I’m just sitting there like ??? Details on a kiss? I would’ve asked for juicer info about the couple. Especially when Wyn is hundreds of years old, she’s obviously not innocent so for her to ask about juicy details about a kiss, I’m just like “I’m done!” And the way Joclyn would blush and get so embarrassed about a kiss whenever it was brought up or they were caught kissing I’m like “girl calm down you chillin”. Also, since Ilyan is about a thousand years old you’d think he’d want to get a little more freaky with Joclyn the night before the battle but nope they are both so innocent.
I’m not sure what else to say about this book, it starts off right where it ended in the last book and is entertaining and intriguing throughout the book. I’m excited/sad that the next book in the series is supposedly the end.
Are any of you so used to new adult and other genres other than YA and are not used to such a PG couple? Gotta keep reminding myself it’s YA.
“And if you stumble? I will be here to pick you up, to help you bring beauty back to the world.”
Joclyn is in hiding, hunted by the man she still desperately loves. Ryland is gone, his mind erased, no memory of Joclyn remains. But, Joclyn’s heart desperately begs her to hold out hope. While, in reality the black eyed monster that possesses him, attempts to kill her over and over.
If it wasn’t for Ilyan, Joclyn would be dead by now.
Ilyan. The man who once stalked her, is now Joclyn’s protector, the only thing she has left. He protects Joclyn from the men who seek to end her life, and while she is haunted by dreams where Ryland begs her to break the bond between them.
Ilyan is there. Always there.
Ilyan trains and prepares her, teaching her everything she needs to know in the hope that one day she can avenge Ryland, if not protect herself from him.
And then there is her father.
The man who has never been there, is suddenly responsible for everything. And who he is has made Joclyn into something she never wanted to be.
I’M SO FULL OF EMOTIONS! I swear I can feel 10 million different emotions going through me right now. This book literally pulls you through every single emotion and it’s amazing.
I love how everything you think you know is most likely wrong in some way. I like to think I’m pretty good at predicting the outcome of situations in books but this one whatever I think will happen usually doesn’t or something else happens and you’re kind of left there like “Oh shit, what just happened… oh goodness”. AND I LOVE IT. I love having to guess and this book keeps me on my toes!
I do have to say, Joclyn screams and cries a lot during this book, not that it’s unreasonable with what she goes through throughout the entire book but I think because I read this whole book in one sitting I noticed it a bunch. Maybe that’s just me but it was something that every time it happened it stood out to me a little.
In this book you never know who to root for which is another thing I love because again, it keeps you guessing and keeps you thinking what the hell is about to happen. I love the suspense and mystery of it all. This series just keeps getting better and better I can’t wait to read more!
“Bred to die, born to fight, raised to be broken, and always the cause of pain for those I cared about most in the world.”
While Joclyn is trapped in the tormenting hell of Cail’s mind, the battle around her only continues to grow and spread.
Edmund has infiltrated the underground hallways of Prague, guiding the massacre that would end the lives of the last of the great magical race. In her attempts to stop him, Wynifred has been captured and her magic restrained. Chained up in the ancient dungeons of Prague, her fate is left in the hands of her father, who has tried to kill her before.
With Ryland’s screams and Sain’s fragmented sights as her only company, Wyn must rely on something that has been hidden deep inside of her for centuries to help them break free.
Ilyan’s whole life has been building up to one purpose. Protect the Silnỳ. He knows what he must do, and he has no doubt in his ability to do so.
But when his father’s magic removes Joclyn’s mind from her body, he is left protecting the shell of the one person he loves. Desperate to find a way to break her free of her prison, he makes a choice. And that one choice changes everything.
Now, Ilyan finds himself bound to Joclyn in a way that he never knew to be possible.
They say that blood is thicker than water, but Black Water burns, and Ilyan’s heart may not be strong enough to keep it pumping through his veins and give the girl he loves back into his brother’s care.
Even if he can, it may not be safe to do so.
Well there I go again finishing this series in a day. What can I say Rebecca Ethington has be ADDICTED TO THIS SERIES!!
I have a love hate relationship with this book. I love it because the story line and characters of this entire series is amazing and I can’t see how someone would not love it but I hate it because I was expecting the point of view of Joclyn, since that was the point of view I read in the first two books. Not that it wasn’t cool to see through others eyes but from the beginning of the book until the last couple of chapters at the end it was a huge rewind. They went back to retell the stories from Wyn’s and Ilyan’s point of views. I kept expecting to hear from Joclyn but it wasn’t until the last couple of chapters when everything was back from where we left off in the second book.
Don’t get me wrong I still love this book and am excited to see what’s next I was upset that the book didn’t immediately pick up where the second book did. However, don’t let this discourage you from reading this book! You find out a LOT of information through Ilyan and Wyn’s point of views. Like in this first two books, you get taken on an emotional rollercoaster. I CRIED DURING THIS BOOK and felt like my heart was breaking a few times for these characters.
I can’t wait to see what happens next! I love how this series keeps me guessing and anticipating what is going to happen. I seriously recommend this series if you love to be kept on the edge of your seat and if you want to fall in love with some amazingly developed characters.
“She is not mine. I love her more than I have any other. I love her enough that I would rather see her happy than in my possession. My time will come.”
“I would do anything to protect her, to help her, to let her become what she wanted and needed to be. I would give her my heart, if that were required. She had it until it beat its last.”
Joclyn Despain has been marred by a brand on her skin. She doesn’t know why the mark appeared on her neck, but she doesn’t want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won’t let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to.
The scar is the reason she is being hunted.
If only she knew that she was.
If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air.
Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; only he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.
OMG OMG OMG! Okay so I can’t even remember the last time I read a paranormal YA book which is so sad because that’s the genre that made me fall in love with reading in the first place and I read it for years and years. I think because I got older reading from the point of view of someone younger than me just didn’t have an appeal but when I was looking for a book to read I just threw my hands in the air and said “what the heck why not?”.
I came across this book because I read so many amazing reviews from book bloggers that I adore and follow. So in my head if all of these people loved this book I would most likely love it too, right? HELL YEAH I LOVED IT!
This author just brings you into this world and makes you feel apart of it and you can’t help but instantly connect and sympathize with the characters.
I loved how original the storyline is. I feel like with a lot of books lately it’s hard to not find something similar that I haven’t already read before but this one was fresh and new and you can’t help but quickly read through the pages to figure out what the hell is going to happen.
I really liked Joclyn because she was a perfect mixture of a strong female heroine and a scared teenager. Which is definitely understandable once you start reading all the shit that goes down in this book. TRUST ME YOU WON’T FEEL BORED BECAUSE A LOT OF SHIT HAPPENS!
Uhm, can we all just sit and cry just a bit that we all don’t have a Ryland in our life? He’s absolutely precious and I want to take him home. Right now. See this is my problem with YA books, I’m so used to my other books where we get some sexy scenes with these hot main characters! Gotta remember, Olivia they gotta keep it PG calm down.
I have no clue what to say because I really don’t want to ruin anything. I love going into books not knowing what the hell is about to happen because then everything is just a surprise and then theres always twists and turns and it’s just more fun.
If you love an amazing romance, cool weird names, cool words you can’t possibly pronounce but probably sound badass, paranormal stuff happening, moments that make you want to scream and cry and just throw your book across the room and then quickly run and pick it up again to continue reading what the hell just happened then this is the book for you!!!! Please do me a favor and read this book so we can all hold our breath together because I already know this series is going to be amazing!