The Sorcery Trial (The Faerie Race Book 1) by J.A.Armitage and Claire Luana

This is the first book in The Faerie Race series.

Welcome to The Faerie Race—an epic adventure through a realm as compelling as it is deadly…

Fame. Fortune. Your most extravagant wish granted. These are the prizes promised to the team that wins The Faerie Race, the first and only reality television show to venture into the dangerous realm of the fae. But that’s not why Jacqueline Cunningham wants in. She’s after any sign of her sister—who vanished without a trace into the faerie world two years ago. Jacq thought getting into the race would be the hard part. But she didn’t count on the other competitors—who will stop at nothing to finish first. Or her distractingly-handsome jerk of a partner, who seems to be hiding secrets of his own.
Plunged into a world where everything wants to kill her, what starts as a hunt for the truth turns into a desperate contest for survival. Now that Jacq’s in the race, it will take all her wits to make it to the finish line alive.

I enjoyed this book. It was fun, the storyline was good and thr characters were good.

Jacqueline was a good main character. She was strong, yet thrown into these trials and the world of the fae, she wasn’t the most experienced, especially with magic. She learnt as she went and found out she is strong enough to make it through.

I liked the fae characters and how Orin turned out to be the one she could trust. He’s a mysterious character, but as the story progressed, we slowly got to know him.

I like the fact that there was a bigger storyline going on besides the trials with her sisters disappearance and all.

Overall, this was a fun story. The characters were good, the plot developed well and the storyline was good. I’m looking forward to reading the next in the series. I would definitely recommend recommend it.

My rating: 4/5*

Magic Gambit (Hidden World Academy Book 3) by Sadie Moss

This is the third and final book in the Hidden World series.

Okay, so things have gotten a little bit crazy around here.

The good news is, we know what we’re up against now.

The bad news? I don’t know if we stand a chance.

I have absolutely loved reading this series. The characters are brilliant, the storyline is great and the plot developed well.

Gabbi has been brilliant from the start. She has grown in to this strong person who’s adapted to this strange life she never know existed. I’ve loved reading her journey.

The boys have been brilliant too. Each of them has their own unique features, yet they have worked so well with Gabbi. Their connection was great to read.

The storyline was brilliant. It was a good end to the series, and I loved how it concluded for everyone.

I loved how Roxie ended up in this book. I felt like we really got to know her just through what Gabbi experienced, but having her turn up more in this book was great to read. They may look alike, but their personalities are so different.

The ending was very satisfying for everyone. I’m sad that the series has ended, but at least it’s ended in the best possible way.

Overall, I have absolutely loved reading this series. The storyline has been great and the characters are brilliant. I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

Savage Fae (Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac Book 2) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the second book in the Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac series.

There’s more to my brother’s murder than I realised…

Shadows in the halls, mysteries lurking around every corner.

Whoever killed him is covering their tracks well.

And now I’m walking a dangerous line between getting close to the four kings for information and wanting to crawl deeper under their skin for my own desires.

I can’t trust anyone.

I can’t let my guard down.

And I must keep the urges of my body separate from my heart.

But I’m starting to break all of my own rules.

I just hope I’m not falling for my brother’s killer

I love this world. This series is a spin off of the Zodiac Academy series. It’s great to see this side of it, the rougher class compared to the upper class of Zodiac Academy.

The characters are brilliant, the storyline is great and the plot is developing well.

I love Elise. She’s such a strong character. Strong in strength and strong willed. I’m enjoying reading her journey in investing her brothers death.

The boys are great too. We’re starting to see the depths of them in this book. I quite like them all now although I would like to see her give in to Gabriel more.

The storyline is great. There’s a bigger plot unravelling with the Black Card and with what happened to her at the end of the last book, but also with both the gangs and the end of this book.

Her brothers death might be driving her, and may be whaf she’s looking for, but there is far more to the story. I’m starting to think that all 4 of them didn’t murder Gareth.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this series. The world building is incredible. The characters are great and the storyline is enjoyable to read.

My rating: 5/5*

Royals of Villain Academy 2: Vile Sorcery by Eva Chase

This is the second book in the Royals of Villain Academy series.

In a month, I’ve gone from magicless to one of the most powerful dark mages in the world. You’d think that would make my life easier.

But all that power is only potential until I learn how to wield it, and my enemies have a huge head start. While I’m picking up every skill I can, adversaries both within Villain Academy and beyond it are working to knock me down.

My fellow scions? I can count at least a couple of them among those enemies. The others… Let’s just say the lines between light and dark have gotten a lot more blurred.

Nothing’s safe here—not my mind, my heart, my magic, or the few people who’re proving themselves my allies. When the danger turns deadly, will I be able to save all of them and myself?

I enjoyed reading this book. The storyline is great, the plot develops well and the characters are great.

Rory is a great character. She’s having everything thrown at her, but still she stays strong. It’s great to see how much she’s developing as a character as the story progresses.

Malcolm is still an arsehole.

Connar also annoyed me in this book. She needs to get over himself really and stop doing every little thing Malcolm says. Rory has every right to dislike him. Jude actually almost came across alright compared to Connar and Malcolm. Almost. His unfair views are what let him down. Declan is still the best of them. I can understand his mindset, but I also think he still needs to grow a backbone. At least he’s being half decent though.

I think Rory needs to follow her instincts more. She knows the boys are dicks, Declan aside, and needs to stop falling for their charms.

I like the concept of the magic in this series. It’s got its own unique twist with the four different types.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this series. The storyline is enjoyable, the plot is good and runs at a good pace and the characters are great.

My rating: 5/5*

Magic Chase (Hidden World Academy Book 2) by Sadie Moss

This is the second book in the Hidden World Academy series.

This thing isn’t over yet…

I spent an entire semester trying to get back to the Dull World, but now that I’m here, I realize it’s not that simple. I can’t just go back to the way things were.

For one thing, I left my heart with three gorgeous, incredible men, and I miss them so much it hurts.

For another thing, Roxie didn’t swap places with me on purpose this time.

Someone took her.

That means she’s in danger, and I might be too.

Maybe the smartest thing would be to just keep my head down, try to rebuild my life here, and forget I ever went to the Hidden World.

But, come on. We all know I’m not gonna do that, right?

I loved reading this book. The storyline is brilliant, the plot developed well and the characters are great.

Gabbi is a brilliant character. She continues to develop and I love the change in her since the beginning. The boys have brought out the best in her and vice versa.

I feel like we’re also really getting to know Roxie as the story progresses. The glimpses Gabbi gets of her during the swaps and then trying to figure out what’s happening is really building a picture of her.

I’m finding myself really hoping that Gabbi amd Roxie get to meet somehow.

The boys are all great and kind lf feeing a bit jealous of the attention Gabbi is receiving from them. Guess that’s when you know it’s a good book.

I love how all three of them are so different, but are able to work together.

I loved the ending and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. Overall, I would definitely recommend this series. The concept behind it is brilliant and I love the characters. The storyline is exciting and well paced.

My rating: 5/5*

Magic Swap (Hidden World Academy Book 1) by Sadie Moss

This is the first book in the Hidden World Academy series.

Mistaken identities, a human in a magical world, and three sexy warlocks. Sounds like the start of a joke, but nope…

It’s my life.

After one too many kamikazes on my twenty-first birthday, I’ve made a few interesting discoveries.

First of all… magic is real.
Secondly… there’s a whole supernatural dimension that exists parallel to ours.
Thirdly… I’ve somehow gotten stuck in that dimension.

FML.

There are about a billion things wrong with this picture, including the fact that I don’t actually have any magic. Everyone here thinks I do though. They also think I’m a witch named Roxie, the star student at Radcliffe Magical Academy.

Ummm. Nope. Not me. Sorry.

I don’t know where the hell the real Roxie is, or how I’m supposed to get back home, but I’m determined to find out.

Unfortunately, I keep getting distracted by three hot-as-hell warlocks I can’t seem to avoid. Cross, a snarky bad boy who pushes all my buttons, Theo, an incorrigible flirt with a devastating accent, and Kasian, a teacher’s assistant who’s totally off limits.

Even though I’m drawn to all three of them, I’m not sure I should trust them.

Because if anybody finds out I don’t belong here…

I’m screwed.

I really enjoyed reading this book. The storyline was great, the concept was brilliant and I love the characters.

Gabbi was a great character. She’s literally thrown in to this world and mistaken for Roxie. As it turns out, Roxie is exactly like her, looks wise anyway – her twin from the Hidden world. It was brilliant to see her adapt to this world and try to pick up on what Roxie was really like.

The storyline was really good. We don’t know why Roxie went to the Dull world which got Gabbi swapped in to the Hidden world and we find out Roxie caused more trouble than anyond knows.

I love the three men, Theo, Kasian and Cross. It was interesting to see them be fooled in to thinking she was Roxie, or not fooled as it turns out. It was nice to see their relationships develop and the arrangement they all come too weirdly works out for them.

I thought the descriptions were brilliant on this book. I could picture the facial expressions characters were pulling and picture what was happening.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book and would definitely recommend it. The storyline was brilliant, the characters were great and I loved the concept behind the plot.

My rating: 5/5*

Finch Merlin and the Locked Gateway by Bella Forrest

This is the 13th book in the Harley Merlin series and the 4th one in the Finch Merlin series.

Few have found this fabled city.

One final ingredient. With a mapped location and vials of Sanguine blood, Finch needs one last component to unlock the gateway to the lost city.

If only that didn’t mean returning to the place he despises most—Eris Island.

After learning his chances of escaping servitude are next to nil, Finch vows to find another out. And his only shot means chasing after his greatest enemy. Plus, a certain Goddess of Light won’t stop sticking her nose into his business…

Ryann realizes that Erebus sees her as collateral for coercing Finch—but, oh, how he underestimates her. She’s helped Finch before, and she’ll do everything in her human power to make sure he survives this mission. At the same time, she can’t continue keeping secrets from Adam. He’s the perfect boyfriend, but Finch… he’s the one who makes her feel most alive.

I love this series. This book was brilliant. The storyline was great, the plot developed well and the characters are great.

Finch’s journey continued to developed well. I love the interactions between him and the children of Chaos. I enjoyed reading the journey he had to go on to find the gateway and I loved his interactions with his sister, the rag team and Ryann.

Ryann having her own point of view chapters was brilliant to read. I loved the insight in to her head and seeing how she thinks of the whole magical world. I also loved seeing how she thinks about Finch and how her feelings are developing.

The ending of the book was brilliant to read. There were some unexpected twists and turns and I’m looking forward to reading the next.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this series. I absolutely love it. It’s a brilliant storyline, the plot develops well and the characters are brilliant.