Trickery (Curse of the Gods, #1) by Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Synopsis: Willa Knight: Dweller. Slave. Non-magical being.

In Minatsol, being a dweller means that you are literally no better than dirt. In fact, dirt might actually be more useful than Willa. Her life will be one of servitude to the sols, the magic-blessed beings who could one day be chosen to become gods.

At least her outer village is far removed from the cities of the sols, and she won’t ever be forced to present herself to them… Until one small mistake changes everything, and Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world—a position that she definitely did not earn.

Under the sudden, watchful eye of the gods, she will be tasked to serve the Abcurse brothers, five sols built of arrogance, perfection and power. They are almost gods themselves, and under their service she is either going to end up sentenced to death, or else they are going to ruin her so badly that she will wish for it. Either way, she is in trouble. (Amazon, Trickery Kindle Edition)

This book is: weird, but in a great way. It took me a long, long time to start reading this book because I wasn’t sure it was really my cup of tea. I finally gave it a shot, though, and I was pleasantly surprised.

The plot is: hilarious. I thought I would be annoyed by the main character’s clumpsy and idiotic behaviour, but I find myself enjoying, and laughing about it instead. I would actually award this book 4.5 stars, but since I can’t, I’m giving this book 5 stars instead of only 4.

The beginning is: a bit boring and confusing.
The middle is: intriguing and hilarious.
The crescendo is: a bit rushed, but still good.
The finish/ending is: promising.

The characters are: “in development”. They are nice, but they need polish and depth.
The worldbuilding is: OK.
The language is: interesting. You’ll come across expression like “give me a click” and other expressions of time (and other things) in the book.

Would I recommend this book? Yes/no? Why/why not? Yes, it’s a great start to a, surprisingly, great new series.

– Sofia Sundfors

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King Cave (Forever Evermore, #2) by Scarlett Dawn

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Synopsis: The safe, comfortable world of Lily Ruckler and her fellow Mystical Kings and Queens is rocked to the core by the attacks at King Hall. Not only does Lily have to kill the Commoners attacking her people, she also has to assume the mantle of leadership, and bring the surviving Mysticals to King Cave.

It should have been too much, but she is not alone. Ezra becomes her rock, her best friend, the one person who understands. As Pearl and Jack struggle with inconsolable loss, Ezra and Lily work to keep the Mys community safe in their new home, and plan a deadly retaliation.

Their friendship saves them both…but it also draws attention. Whispers. Judgment. It’s not normal for Shifters and Vampires to be friends, and when a horrifying truth is revealed, their relationship morphs from unusual to unspeakable. Lily is good at keeping secrets that could get her killed. Is she willing to risk Ezra’s life as well? (Amazon, King Cave Kindle Edition)

This book is: amazing!

The plot is: awesome, heartbreaking, humorous and filled with love. Some might feel there is too much sex going on in the book and not enough storyline, but I disagree. OK, perhaps not entierly. The first time I read this book (this is like the fifth time I’ve read it) I thought there was too much sex and not much else occurring, but the more I think about it, and the more times I’ve read the book, I just love it and the humour surrounding it all.

The beginning is: heartbreaking and sad.
The middle is: filled with sex and humour… and heartbreak.
The crescendo is: heartbreaking and powerful.
The finish/ending is: heart-wrenching. Yes, there is a lot of heartache going on in this book, but so worth it!

The characters are: amazing! The main characters are still young, but they are growing up.
Would I recommend this book? Yes/no? Why/why not? Yes, I would definitely recommend this book because it is an awesome continuation of the first instalment in the Forever Evermore saga.

– Sofia Sundfors

King Hall (Forever Evermore, #1) by Scarlett Dawn

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Synopsis: King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.

Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Rulers: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life.

Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realizes the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the Revolution. (Amazon, King Hall Kindle Edition)

This book is: phenomenal! Can’t wait to read the following books.

The plot is: unlike anything I’ve ever read before.

The beginning is: amazing!
The middle is: filled with humour and awesomeness!
The crescendo is: awful but in a great way. (Don’t worry if that makes no sense. Read the book and you’ll understand).
The finish/ending is: “cliffhanger-ish”. Luckily, the following books are already published and available for purchase.

The characters are: very lovable and great. The main characters are excellent and you want to be a part of their group/be their friend.
The worldbuilding is: just right.
The language is: perfect for this type of book/genre/audience.

Would I recommend this book? Yes/no? Why/why not? Absolutely! It is an amazing book, one of my favs!

– Sofia Sundfors

Bred by the Billionaire (Breeding Season Book 1) by Sam Crescent and Stacey Espino

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Synopsis: Adora Garcia isn’t interested in being the breeding vessel for some arrogant billionaire. She has plans for her life and they don’t include being knocked up by a man over twice her age. Her single mother cleans Tobias Bennett’s penthouse suite, so when Adora refuses his indecent proposal, he threatens to find a new maid.

Tobias needs an heir, but he’s not ready to settle down, and certainly not interested in love. He doesn’t have a plan until he sees the curvy brunette standing in his condo. Everything he wants, he gets, and he wants Adora. What he doesn’t expect is the rush of possessiveness that takes him by storm.

Will Adora give up her virginity to the ruthless businessman? Can Tobias open his heart after keeping it closed off for decades? (Amazon, Bred by the Billionaire Kindle Edition)

This book is: …OK-ish? It is not terrible, but it is far from great. It’s a book you can read if you don’t want to read something intricate or just want something to do to pass the time.

The plot is: repetitive and quite boring. The title is also (in my opinion) a bit crude for a story that is a bit more romantic than the title lets on.
The beginning is: intriguing.
The middle is: boring.
The crescendo is: … is there even one? Nothing really happens in the book.
The finish/ending is: rushed. I want more. I want a longer and more in-depth epilogue.

The characters are: boring.
The worldbuilding is: … I don’t know. Since one of the main characters is an architect in the making, I would have thought there would be some depth to the worldbuilding, but no.

Would I recommend this book? Yes/no? Why/why not? No, there are so many better books out there to read instead of this book.

– Sofia Sundfors

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

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