Spider’s Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Synopsis: After Gin’s family was murdered by a Fire elemental when she was thirteen, she lived on the streets and eventually became an assassin to survive. Now, Gin is given an assignment by her handler to rub out an Ashland businessman, but it turns out to be a trap. After Gin’s handler is brutally murdered, she teams up with the sexy detective investigating the case to figure out who double-crossed her and why. Only one thing is for sure —Gin has no qualms about killing her way to the top of the conspiracy. (Amazon, Spider’s Bite Kindle Edition)

OMG! I love this book. It had me ensnared from the beginning until the end.

At first, though, I was a bit sceptic; was “Gin”, the protagonist insane… out of her mind? but then everything made sense and I was irreversibly hooked!

The plot is amazing, the beginning (after that first hiccup) incredibly good, the middle perfect, the crescendo breathtaking and the ending unbelievably good!

The characters are dynamic, the use of language great, the world-building excellent and the themes are spectacular!

I highly recommend reading this book. It’s excellent!

– Sofia Sundfors

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Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1) by Christopher Paolini

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Synopsis: One boy . . . One dragon . . . A world of adventure.

When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

Overnight his simple life is shattered and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands… (Amazon, Eragon Kindle Edition)

I love this book and I’ll without a doubt read it again soon!

This book, along with book two (Eldest) was given to me as a Christmas present by my mum. She knows I love books so she gave me these two amazing books.

When I began reading this book I was hooked right from the start, although, it is a bit slow from the get go.

All the intricacies throughout this book, the dynamic characters, the outstanding and many layered magical world that Paolini has created, the excellent use of languages, and themes both classical yet modern is why this book is given 5 out of 5 stars.

It’s a great piece of literature and I’m so happy that my mum introduced me to Eragon/The Inheritance Cycle.

Highly recommended to young adults and adults alike!

– Sofia Sundfors

Breed of Havoc (The Breed Chronicles, #3) by Lanie Jordan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Synopsis: One goal: Hunt the demon that killed my family. Make that two goals: Survive.

It’s been over a year since Director Greene recruited me to join the CGE. Things aren’t exactly going as planned. I’ve been chased down by demons, I survived a vampire bite when no one ever has before, and last Phase, I found a demon that liked me because of my DNA. The thing is, I liked it back and I don’t know why.

I was convinced this year couldn’t be any worse, but I was wrong. Almost everyone is scared of me or hates me. People are saying I’m dangerous. They’re calling me a freak and a demon. And I can’t argue with them when I think they might be right. (Amazon, Breed of Havoc Kindle Edition)

This book was: unbelievably good! Loved everything!
The plot was: crazy, in an awesome kind of way.

The beginning was: maybe a bit slow… but not so much that I minded it.
The middle was: super!
The crescendo was: freaking amazing.
The finish/ending was: wow… I’m not sure if my nerves are all fried or if some nerves managed to live through that crescendo and ending.

Would I recommend this book? Yes/no? Why/why not? Yes!!! God I want, no need the fourth book now; and I mean pronto! Though that’s not going to happen, since the fourth book hasn’t been released yet… and I don’t even have a date for when it does!

– Sofia Sundfors

Breed of Envy (The Breed Chronicles, #2) by Lanie Jordan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis: One goal: Hunt the demon that killed my family. Make that two goals: Survive.

Six months ago, Director Greene recruited me to the CGE to train to hunt demons.
Four months ago, I agreed to finish my first Phase in less than half the time.
Two months ago, I got bit by a vampire, almost died, and found out I have demon DNA.
Now… Demons aren’t the only thing I have to fight. Because I’m changing, and that changes everything. (Amazon, Breed of Envy Kindle Edition)

This book was: just as great as the first one… if not more so.

The plot: (pardon me saying so, but…) ‘The plot thickens’. Everything just seems to war with it-selves and others, while at the same time everything just seems to be the same as always. It’s okay if that doesn’t make sense, because it barely does to me either, and I just wrote it!

The beginning was: good.
The middle was: great.
The crescendo was: really good.
The finish/ending was: confusing, yet so very, very intriguing that I continued with the third book just minutes after finishing this one.

The language was: so much better in this book than that of many other books I’ve read in the same genre (excluding the first book in this series).

Would I recommend this book? Yes/no? Why/why not? Yes, without a doubt. However, depending on whom I’m ‘supposedly’ recommending a book to, I might choose a different book that better suits him/her.

– Sofia Sundfors

Update…

Hi guys!

I know it’s been a long time since I posted any book reviews. Therefore, I posted a few today. I also have good news for the foreseeable future. I will post at least two book reviews a week. The reviews will be posted on Tuesdays and Fridays at 16:00 Central European Time (if everything goes according to plan).

If some of you want me to review a specific book, you can send your request(s) to the e-mail: a.bookaholics.paradise@gmail.com

– Sofia Sundfors

Breed of Innocence (The Breed Chronicles, #1) by Lanie Jordan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis: One goal: Hunt the demon that killed my family. Make that two goals: Survive.

Six hours ago, men in dark suits and sunglasses came looking for me.
Four hours ago, they offered me training to hunt the things that killed my family: demons.
Two hours ago, I joined their secret organization–the CGE.
Now… All I have to do is survive demon-hunting school. The classes won’t kill me, but the finals might. (Amazon, Breed of Innocence Kindle Edition)

This book was: truly amazing. I should probably give it five stars, but I’m quite ungenerous when it comes to my fifth stars. This book was in my opinion unique and very well written.

The plot was: very intriguing and as I mentioned before, quite unique.

The beginning was: very good. It was funny, filled with suspense and great anticipation for the continuation of the book/series.

The middle was: great.

The crescendo was: thrilling.

The finish/ending: – along with the first parts of the book of course – made me buy the two following books without a second thought.

The characters were: portrayed very well and grew along with the tempo of the book.

Would I recommend this book? Yes/no? Why/why not? Yes, because it’s a great book.

– Sofia Sundfors

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis: Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever. (Amazon, A Court of Thrones and Roses Kindle Edition)

This book is not like any other books I’ve read so far in the YA genre; which is a positive thing since it blew away the stereotypes of YA books. It is a very nice addition to a genre that’s been in need of ‘dusting’ for some time. I like how the always present stereotypes in YA books just wasn’t there at all.

The first half of the book was a bit slow, but I understand the importance of why it had to be as such. The second half of the book though was magnificent, at times heart wrenching, cruel and sickening. In the end, this book is an amazing piece of literature.

I would have given this book 5 stars were it not for the slow, and at times boring, beginning, but since I understand and accept the reason for why it is so, I’m giving this book 4.5 stars. Unfortunately, I can only rate books with whole stars on Goodreads, so, me clarifying that I give this book 4.5 stars and not ‘just’ 4 stars, will have to suffice.

The question if I would recommend this book to a friend or not depends entirely on which friend I’m supposedly supposed to recommend a book to; but Yes, I would recommend this book. It’s fresh, unique and have a fun twist to it.

– Sofia Sundfors