A Demon Made Me Do It by Penelope King

A Demon Made Me Do It by Penelope King (Demonblood #1)

A Demon Made Me Do It (Demonblood #1)

Goodreads Summary: Half human, half demon Liora Greyson just wants to survive her final year of high school unscathed, her dark secret intact. But the walls she’s carefully constructed to keep people out crack wide open once she meets the sexy and mysterious Kieron Ambrose, and he lights her cold world on fire.
But it turns out Kieron has a few dark secrets of his own. Secrets that will either save or destroy her.

My Review: I got this book free on Barnes and Noble for nook during a deal and decided to give it a go!

This is the first paranormal romance I have read in what feels like forever and I am so excited that I read it. When I first started reading it, I didn’t know that the book was going to be about the human and the demon. Their situation is really weird because they share one body and they are awake at different times and it took me a little while to figure out how everything works but I never understood why it is like that. That aspect of the story alone was interesting enough to make me want to read more.

The plot of the book was action packed, romantic, and addictive. Demon hunting is always something I enjoy reading about and having a swoon-worthy guy in it can never hurt. The story line was constantly moving and when the human part of the book with normal plot lines got slow then the demon plot lines picked it up again and kept me completely invested in the story. Kieron was a dreamy guy that appeared in both story lines, lucky me. I have to say that even though it took a while for me to fall in love with this guy and move on past debating whether or not he was a good guy, I did love him. I still probably would have loved him if he was a bad guy because the author did such a good job of writing him.

This book ended too soon, which is good for the author I guess. I was addicted to the story and couldn’t do anything that would pull me out of the world and then it ended. I hate cliffhangers in books because I can never stop thinking about them after I finish the book. I want to read the next ones and find out what happens but there are so many more books on my TBR list that I have to read! Stay tuned.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy and paranormal romance. It is a fantastic read. You can buy A Demon Made Me Do It by Penelope King here.

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United Eden by Nicole Williams

United Eden by Nicole Williams

United Eden (Eden Trilogy, #3)

Goodreads Summary: Life’s been many things for twenty year old Bryn Dawson, but one thing it’s never been is easy. And it’s only about to get harder.
As the gossip of Bryn being Betrothed to her true love’s little brother, Patrick, becomes more reality than rumor, Bryn does her best to think positive thoughts, ignore Patrick’s odd behavior, avoid Paul’s relentless advances, and attempts to conjure William back from his latest overseas mission. She fails on all fronts.
The night an army of Inheritors set out with an agenda to deliver vengeance on any Guardian surrounding Bryn, the Betrothal Ball becomes the least of her worries. Instead of worrying about who she’ll be marching down the aisle towards, she has to accept she might not be making the journey down the aisle ever.

My Review: Okay, I realize that I have not posted a review in three weeks…yikes…but I am working on reading and blogging as much as possible! Anyway, my short review without spoilers is that I loved this book as much as I loved the other two and it was a wonderful conclusion to a trilogy that I fell in love with at the start. The characters were more developed, especially Patrick (the comic relief), the plot took a while to pick up but I enjoyed the slow subplot of the betrothal, and the romance was beautiful and addicting!

Now for the review WITH SPOILERS! I spent the entire first quarter of the book freaking out about the Betrothal. As soon as the last book ended and the father agreed to grant Bryn a betrothal into the Hayward family, I recognized the ambiguity of his wording which brings me back to… I was freaking out! I do love Patrick, but I did not want Bryn to have to marry him and his “true love” for her was also a complicating matter. It’s almost a love triangle, but not…! I am in love with William Hayward and like I said in a past review, when I stopped reading I was depressed that he was not actually my boyfriend and that he is not real. The anxiety leading up to the betrothal for Bryn was awful and I was so afraid Nicole Williams was going to crush me because sometimes authors enjoy doing that, but Williams was nice and the moment William’s name was announced was a swoon-worthy moment and one of my favorites in the book. Throughout the book, the romance continued to grow and even after Bryn got taken, the romance was still so amazing without being overwhelming.

The plot at first was just romantic and about the Betrothal which kept me reading and I was completely absorbed. I was really surprised at how much I liked this portion of the book because usually I don’t like purely romantic plots but hey…props to Williams. The solely romantic part of the book didn’t last too long and the book soon took a turn for the worse and the antagonist captured Bryn. Although I was entertained by this, I wasn’t surprised because the antagonist who loves the protagonist always captures her.

The scenes where Bryn is locked in a cage and a war is brewing were some of my favorites. Patrick shows up and spends time with her which is totally adorable even though somewhat awkward because of his love for her, but I still love him and his personality. When Bryn gets out of the cage and sees the war, I was reminded of the Trylle books by Amanda Hocking and the battle scene from those books because the scenes were written really similarly. I liked everything that Williams did with the book and the fight and the love and balancing it all perfectly and I am so glad I read this series. If I had to pick a favorite book of this trilogy I would say the first but that’s just because my favorite part of romance in books is the beginning, but I always do love a happy ending so the last book was amazing too!

I definitely recommend this book for those who like fantasy or paranormal romance. You can buy United Eden, the conclusion of the Eden Trilogy by Nicole Williams here.

Fallen Eden by Nicole Williams

Fallen Eden by Nicole Williams (Eternal Eden #2)

Fallen Eden (Eden Trilogy, #2)

Goodreads Summary: If happily ever after were a place, twenty-year-old Bryn Dawson would be on the farthest planet from it.
Reduced to stolen glances and secret meetings as they await a Betrothal the Council is bent on stalling, William and Bryn have to settle for happily right now, but with a man like William Hayward at her side, Bryn’s hardly settling.
The day John Townsend sends an army of Immortal mercenaries intent on destroying everyone Bryn loves, she must make the decision generations of star-crossed lovers before her have—live alone or die together. William’s made his decision, Bryn’s the one fate’s waiting on.
But fate will only wait so long until it makes the decision for her.

My Review: This book was even better than the first, and I loved the first book! This story is just so enticing and it isn’t anything crazy, new, or original but I find myself addicted to it nonetheless. The book started with a purely romantic plot, which was William and Bryn fighting to get a betrothal. The book then took a turn for the worst when John’s men came to take her and bryn’s power almost killed the people she loves. Usually in paranormal romance books, it seems that the guy leaves the girl to keep her safe so I thought that was going to happen, but it was actually the reverse! I liked that, even though as a reader I wanted nothing more than for them to be together.
The ending…it’s tough to give my opinion without spoilers but I will say that I was so anxious reading and waiting to see who Bryn would get granted a betrothal to. I remember thinking about how mad I would be if things didn’t go the way I wanted…I cannot say now if I am pleased or not! The ending was well written and summed up the story leaving room in the plot for book three which I cannot wait to finish!!!
I definitely think you should read this series if you’re into paranormal romance because they keep getting better! I am even more in love with William than I was when I read the first book! You can buy fallen eden here.

Eternal Eden by Nicole Williams

Eternal Eden by Nicole Williams

Eternal Eden (Eden Trilogy, #1)

Goodreads Summary: College sophomore Bryn Dawson is a self-proclaimed poster child for normal. However, the day William Hayward enters her life, normalcy is the last thing Bryn will be able to count on if she wants to be with him. Too mysterious and appealing to be good for a girl, Bryn feels drawn to him in a way that seems out of her control—as if fate is orchestrating it.
Despite every red flag and warning siren going off in her head telling her not to, Bryn falls hard for William, knowing he’s categorically different from anyone she’s ever met. She never imagined how right she was. When William takes her deeper into the rabbit hole of his world, Bryn must decide just how much she is willing to sacrifice to be with him, knowing no matter what, fate always finds a way to have the last laugh.
Spinning a new twist on star-crossed lovers, Eternal Eden will put Bryn through a gauntlet of turmoil, challenging her to find the power within herself to become the heroine in her own story.

My Review: This book was one of the best paranormal romance books I have ever read. Of course it was super cheesy and stupid and boy meets girl and it starts out with them not liking each other at all and then BAM! Yeah, super cliché and I knew what was going to happen as soon as I started reading it (with the romance) but I loved it anyways! The romance was super adorable and I lived through it and I am in love with William and he is definitely swoon-worthy!

The plot didn’t really happen until like half way through and I thought I would get bored with the slow pace, but in this book I didn’t and I just enjoyed all of the happiness and tried to absorb it before the plot came in and twisted and ruined everything. The real plot though was super interesting, I thought these “Immortals” were going to be vampires or something but they aren’t and I don’t really know what they are, they share some vampire-like attributes but were pretty original. It was really interesting to read about them, and then the plot twist with the betrothal thing and with another character named Patrick, I won’t include any spoilers but the twists were interesting and I actually didn’t see them coming.

This book was amazing! I cannot wait to read the next two and see what happens with William and Bryn! This book was definitely worth every minute, it absorbed me and made me forget about real life! I was upset when I stopped reading and realized that William is not my boyfriend. Anyway, you can get Eternal Eden on amazon for free here! Read it if you like dumb books like twilight that you don’t want to like but you do anyways. If that applies to you, trust me.

Throwback Thursday 9/25/14

Throwback Thursday 9/25/14

Beautiful Creatures Series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

beautiful creatures

So over summer I was in a lull (I have no idea how, given how large my TBR list is at the moment) and I decided to reread the beautiful creatures series because it had been so long since I had read them and I really loved them! Sadly, they were not as good the second time through. I always enjoy the first one because I love the whole being able to mind-speak, it’s kelting if I remember correctly in these books, anyways it’s really entertaining and it’s my favorite part of the books! As I reread them though, the first book was slower than I remembered and the second and third were even slower and I couldn’t push myself through the last! I feel like it had something to do with the fact that I remembered everything that happened so the buildup was boring, I don’t know but I wish I hadn’t reread them! It’s still a good series and I recommend it to people who like paranormal romance but I do not advise a reread! You can buy beautiful creatures (the first in the series) here.