Hate (Madison Kate Book 1) by Tate James

This is the first book in the Madison Kate series.

“Madison Kate Danvers was murdered tonight.”

Those words changed my life, and not for the better.

They were wrong, of course. I wasn’t dead. But I was set up.

After being charged with a string of offences–and made an example of by my political minded father–I’m eventually released back into Shadow Grove with one thing on my mind.

Hate.

Someone is going to pay for derailing my carefully laid out future. Someone is going to catch the full force of my hate. How very convenient that someone just moved into the bedroom down the hall from me.

Archer D’Ath and his boys messed with the wrong chick and they’re about to learn just how cold Madison Kate’s hate can run.

I enjoyed reading this book. The storyline was great, the characters are good and the plot developed well.

Madison Kate is a great main character. She’s quite fierce and strong willed. She’s been through a lot which has moulded her into the person she is. She’s lost everything in her life but she comes back fighting. I’m looking forward to seeing how her character develops as the series progresses.

The boys are interesting characters. Archer comes across like a dick, but I think underneath the exterior, he isn’t. There isn’t too much to like at the moment with him really. He’s broody and grouchy, but I do see that changing the more MK gets to know him. I’m looking forward to seeing how he develops as a character. Kody and Steel are both great. They have moments of humanity and made more of an effort to connect with MK. I liked the relationship she has going with Kody more than the others at the moment.

The storyline was great. There are enough twists which come to light to keep you invested in the plot. I’m intrigued to see who her stalker is and I’m looking forward to finding out the actual truth about Riot Night and her mums murder. I suspect that MKs truth isn’t the actual truth.

Overall, this book was great to read and I’m looking forward to the next. I’d definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

Kings of Anarchy (Brutal Boys of Everlake Prep Book 3) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the 3rd book in the Brutal Boys of Everlake Prep series.

My father always taught me to take care of myself.

He made me strong, cunning and calculating.

But my Brutal Boys made me unbreakable.

Have you ever heard the saying that it takes one to know one? Because from the very first moment I met the men I’ve claimed as my tribe, I knew that I was looking into the faces of monsters. And that really should have been all it took for me to know that I was one too.

Hiding beneath my skin isn’t an innocent girl, waiting for someone to ride in on a white horse and rescue me from my demons. So I think it’s time I showed the world my claws.

I’m sick of people thinking they own me. My Night Keepers and now the members of this twisted club all need to learn a lesson in that.

I’m not a doll made to dance to their tune, I’m not a puppet intended to play a part and I’m certainly no plaything to be used and destroyed. I’m a warrior with a goal of my own. And everyone who wants to stand in my way had better get used to the idea of falling to ruin at my feet.

When everything you thought you could rely on is ripped away from you, you have no choice but to find out what you’re truly made of. And deep down in the depths of my soul, I know that I was made to survive.

I have suffered through torment, fought against my oppressors and tamed the creatures who tried to bury me in the dark.

It’s time that everyone stopped underestimating me.

I’m done being a queen without a crown.

I’m ready for my coronation.

As much as I try to keep my reviews spoiler free, I’m afraid this one may not be.

Holy shit on a stick, what a book!

But 🦑🧅🐙

This book was absolutely fantastic. The characters are the best, the storyline is brilliant and the plot developed well.

I love Tatum. She is such a strong character. She’s determined, strong willed, and kind of wild and her connection with each of the boys is fantastic. After the end of the last book with what she’s been through, you’d expect her broken, but she isn’t. She’s a fighter and she makes herself into a warrior. She turns herself into a queen. Their queen.

I absolutely love all 4 boys. Each of them have their own individual traits. Blake is brilliant. He’s fun yet crazy. Kyan’s relationship really developed in this book with her, and I loved learning more about his crazy family. Saint is kind of frustrating with his OCD and his rules, especially in the first half of the book, but he definitely grew on me as the book went on. I hope he gives in to his desires in the next book.

I absolutely love Nash Monroe and he is definitely my favourite. He has become one of my book boyfriends for sure. I absolutely love how his relationship has developed with Tatum and even with the other three Night Keepers. The way he treats her is fantastic and I loved his idea of date night. I even love the fact that the truth is in the open with the other three now. His connection with Tatum is just hot and it makes me almost jealous 🙄.

The relationship between all five of them is just fantastic.

The storyline was absolutely brilliant. The plot continues to develop and there’s always new twists and turns occurring.

The ending. Gah. Caroline and Susanne are literally the only authors who have me shouting at my kindle. Their books make me laugh and they make me shout. They are the queen’s of cliffhangers. I knew there was going to be one, especially after the dedication at the beginning, but seriously? I still shouted at the end.

This series is a masterpiece, and I think you’re missing out if you don’t read it. I’d definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

P.S 🦑

The Angels (Raven River Academy Book 1) by Ruby Vincent

This is the first book in the Raven River Academy series.

My parents forgot something when they ran… me.


After scamming most of our town out of their life savings, my folks disappeared in the middle of the night.

Forced to take me in, my estranged aunt and uncle shipped me off to Raven River Academy the first chance they got.

In my town, the line between the haves and the have-nots is actually a twelve-foot gate that keep the unwanted where they belong. Nothing could unite the two factions until I set foot on campus.

For the first time in our history, they all agree on one thing:

I must pay for my father’s sins.

But why should I care?

The joke is on them because I have nothing left inside. No part of me that isn’t already broken. I invite them to do their worst.

Until The Angels enter the game.

The most dangerous gang in town has a score to settle with my family, and Cassius, Clay, Hiro, and Royal are here to collect.

Raven River soon becomes a battleground of lies, deceit, and violence, and I stand at the heart of it.

The gorgeous otherworldly Angels will remind me that there is one thing left that I care about… and they’ll destroy it in heavenly fire.

I enjoyed reading this book. The storyline was good and the plot developed well. I loved the characters as well.

Ember was a great main character. She was strong and determined, but also kind. She was ruthless when she wanted to be as well.

The bullying she received was harsh, but the way she dealt with it all was great. Like I said, she’s strong.

I liked the boys in the end, but they were massive dicks to begin with. Especially Royal and Hiro. Cass and Clay were the better ones and by the end, I loved them two.

I enjoyed watching Embers relationship with the boys developed. Her relationship with Royal was an interesting one, and by the end I liked him. Her relationship with Cass was fantastic and I really hope she develops the same thing with his brother Clay. Hiro hasn’t grown on me much yet. He just seem a little grumpy and miserable.

The beginning was a little slow and it took me a little while to get into it, but the more we learnt about the Angels and Horseman, and about what her parents did, the more it grabbed my attention. The ending was brilliant.

Rio turned out to be quite an unexpected character, although a massive dick. I’m intrigued to see what happens next after that cliffhanger.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book.

My rating: 4/5*

Broken Fae (Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac Book 4) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the 4th book in the Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac series.

Me and my kings have come as close to breaking as I ever could have feared.

Just as we were finding a way to get past our difficulties, the stars have torn us apart. Can I fight against the will of the heavens or does fate have something unforeseen in store for me now?

While we’e reeling from the wheel of fate and trying to find a way to move on with our lives, our enemies are only growing more powerful.

Felix Oscura is haunting Alestria with his bloodthirsy need to steal the power of the clan he was never destined to rule over. And the illusive King is growing closer to their goal of taking control of the entire city and maybe even beyond.

With challenges around every corner and the mysteries behind my brother’s death slowly starting to unravel, will I be able to piece everything together and find a way to overcome the will of the stars before it’s too late?

This book was absolutely fantastic. The storyline was brilliant and the characters continued to develop well.

I absolutely love Elise. She’s such a strong and determined character. I love her connection to all the boys as well.

Gabriel is my favourite, and he came out of himself in this book. I loved seeing him with the other 3, and his growing relationship with Ryder is fantastic. Both of them are great together.

I also love Leon and Dante. Leon makes me laugh. He’s brilliant. I enjoyed seeing his relationship with Elise develop after their newfound bond. Dante is just a brilliant character and my heart went out to him after the whole Lionel incident. That man is an absolute monster and I hope he gets what he deserves in the Zodiac Academy series. I also loved seeing a young Rosalie in this book.

The storyline was brilliant. It was great to see the moments between the 4 men and Elise. Christmas was brilliant to read. The relationship and gang situation between Dante and Ryder was done so well. The situation with King also developed well, although holy shit, the ending.

I can’t wait to read the next book, because as usual, what a cliffhanger. This series is absolutely fantastic and I would definitely recommend it. All of the Solaria book are fantastic, (Zodiac Academy, Darkmore Penitentiary.) This world is simply fantastic.

My rating: 5/5

Alchemy Academy!

Alchemy Academy (Book 1) free until Monday!

Book 1 of an upper YA magic academy romance series!

Welcome to Alchemy Academy.
We’ll give you the building blocks to harness your natural power and control your magic. You’ll learn to let the waters flow and let the fire burn strong, to let the earth shake and the winds blow. The only limit is yourself.

I was never meant to be on this island, but my own curiosity got the better of me. The Shadowmaster let me stay for whatever reason. Everyone seems to be able to do magic, except me.
Yes, magic is indeed real.
I don’t belong here.
But I’m Roxy. I make the best of any situation and this one will be no different.

Alchemy Academy: Shadow Cove (Book 2)

Alchemy Academy: Champions Secret (Book 3) is up for pre-order and releases on 2nd October.

Zodiac Academy: The Big A.S.S Party by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is a Novella set in the Zodiac Academy series, which falls between books 5 and 6.

Once upon a moon, the wild wind whispered in my ear that the true queens were returning to Solaria and I made it my mission to open up their path to the throne so that they could slip right in like an oily oyster.

Now, on this most special and wonderous of days, the very day of their birth – I will prove myself to be the most loyal and dependable of their followers. Though of course, Venus is in my chart and Lady Petunia has caught sight of the bothersome barracuda once more.

Max Rigel is my most sinful of temptations, the shark in the dark who wishes to lure me to his sea cave and I don’t know if I’m Fae enough to resist him for long.

But one thing is for sure, I will make certain the Vegas get the big A.S.S. they deserve for their birthday or I’ll die trying. Succulent squids be damned!

This was a brilliant story. The plot was great and it was a great filler to go between the main books.

Geraldine is the best, and it was fantastic to get inside her head, and I absolutely love the relationship she has with Max.

Seeing Tory and Darcy from her point of view great, but it brought back all of the heartbreak from book 5.

The humour in this book was wonderful, but that was just Geraldine herself. She’s hilarious and I kind of wish that I had a Geraldine in my life.

Even in a Novella, our Celestial Authors had to add a twist at the end. I really hope that Max wins her over in the end.

Overall, this was a brilliant Novella which fills the gaps from book 5 brilliantly. I would definitely recommend reading it, but only if you’ve already read Zodiac Academy: Cursed Fates.

My rating: 5/5*

Beautiful Savage (The Boys of Sinners Bay book 2) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the second book in The Boys of Sinners Bay series although each book can also be read as a standalone.

“When they tried to destroy her, they forgot one thing… I’m the only monster who rules this mountain.”

WINTER

Bruised.

Bloody.

Bound.

I lost everything the day they took me, my memories, my voice, my soul. I couldn’t tell them what they were so desperate to know, no matter what they did to me.

Now I’m free, lost on this wild and snowy mountain with no one in the world to call upon.

I don’t know who I am or where I belong, but I know what I want.

The single purpose I have left is to destroy the vicious men who held me captive. The Five: Jax, Farley, Quentin, Orville, and Duke.

All I need is a weapon powerful enough to take them on. And when I find it, I’ll be the one watching them scream.

NICOLI

I’m the shadow of two men and the total of none. 

 
I abandoned everything in Sinners Bay.

 
Because I’m not the man I used to be.

Fate guided me to her that day in the snow. This fragile creature covered in scars with the will of a warrior shining within.

The torture she’s faced can never be set right, but I’ll give everything I am to destroy the men who hurt her.

I was lost and alone before I found her. But maybe I can find redemption in making them bleed for my savage girl.

And once I lay their heads at her feet, I’ll cast my tattered soul down with them too so she can decide if my sacrifice is great enough to cleanse my body of sin.

Vengeance whispers their names on the wind and I’ll answer its call with all that I am.

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

Nicoli took a while to grow on me in the previous book, but I instantly loved him in this one. He did everything to help Winter, the perfect mountain man. I loved seeing his relationship with his brothers grow too.

Winter was absolutely fantastic. She’s a true warrior after everything she’s been through. I loved how her PTSD was handled, and loved watching her find herself once again.

The storyline took a completely different angle to how I expected, especially once they were back in Sinners Bay. There was plenty of twists and turns. It was brilliant to read.

I absolutely love Frankie and I can’t wait for his book next. It was also great so see how Rocco and Sloan were doing, and of course slowly getting to know Enzo. Surprisingly, I loved seeing Martello Romero. He intrigues me and his reunion with Nicoli was brilliant. I actually really like him.

Overall, this book was brilliant and I would definitely recommend it. Although it can be read as a standalone, I’d definitely recommend reading the first book in the series first because it give you a more rounded view on the characters.

My rating: 5/5*

Beautiful Carnage (The Boys of Sinners Bay book 1) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the first book in The Boys of Sinners Bay series which can be read as a standalone.

“If she sleeps in my bed every night, she’ll end up falling in love with me…and that’ll be awkward as hell when I have to kill her.”

SLOAN
He’s my twisted nightmare.

My blood bound enemy.

My ruthless desire.

Our fates were spun the night he tried to kill me and now he’s back to destroy me for good.

It’s always been us versus them. The Calabresis against the Romeros.

This city is ours but they vowed to take it from us. And when they couldn’t, they took me instead.

Now I’m chained by the cruellest of them all; the man who wrapped his hands around my throat and tried to squeeze the life from me all those years ago.

But I won’t fall prey to him. I’m older, fiercer and I’ve grown claws of my own.

Rocco Romero thinks he can keep me captive, but he’s about to regret bringing a sleeping tiger into his home.

ROCCO
She’s my greatest failure.

The name that always haunts me.

My dirty little secret.

And when I had the chance to kidnap her from her wedding, nothing on God’s green earth could stop me.

She’s mine. I could take her life, her body or her heart if I wanted to.

But my brothers refuse to believe me.

So when they bet I can’t make the little principessa fall in love with me, of course I step up to the challenge.

And when she’s down on her knees, pouring her heart out, I’ll crush it in my fist.

I’m lining the Calabresis up like dominoes. And she’ll be the first to fall.

This book was a little outside of my normal reading genre, but I actually thoroughly enjoyed it.

The characters are great, the storyline was great and the plot developed at a good pace.

Sloan was a great character. She started out being pretty helpless and naive, but developed into a strong character.

Rocco was also a brilliant character. He really was harsh to begin with. He’s a complete stronzo, a total ass, and he completly owns it.

I loved the character development that Sloan and Rocco each had. Their relationship was an interesting one, both of them hating each other until they didn’t. I loved the exchanges between them, and enjoyed watching them grow. Ultimately, their relationship grew to be on fire.

Nicoli was an interesting character. I didn’t like him to begin with and found him to be a little selfish and possessive, until the end when he actually listened to her and let her to make her own choice.

Frankie and Enzo were also great characters, and the addition with Coco was also great.

It was a good change to read a book with no cliffhanger by our Celestial Authors.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book, and I’m looking forward to the next one. I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

Kings of Lockdown (Brutal Boys of Everlake Prep Book 2) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the second book in the Brutal Boys of Everlake Prep

The sex tape
The fish stew
The Unspeakables
The storm
The font
The bathtub
The ice
The gun
The clothes
The humiliation
The shower
The letters
THE VOW


I had my chance to run from these brutal boys and I didn’t take it. The bonds between us are too strong now. Bonds of blood, oaths, betrayal and vengeance. And I intend to make good on all of them. I’ve made my list. And I won’t stop until each and every one of their crimes has been paid for.



Divide and conquer. We’re going to tear them apart from the inside out. I won’t quit until I’ve had my pound of flesh and then some. These broken boys paint themselves up as kings and stand themselves on a pedestal above everybody else. But that only means they’ve got further to fall. And they’re going to fall hard.



I know their strength now, but I’ve learned their weaknesses too. And I might just be becoming their greatest one. My father taught me how to survive, and it’s time to use everything I know about predators to lure them into my own trap.



Lies, betrayal, seduction. I’ll use every weapon at my disposal to bring them to their knees and once I’m done with them, they won’t own me.


I’ll own them.

🦑 – That is all.

This book was absolutely brilliant. I was glued to it from the start. The storyline is brilliant, the characters are fantastic and the plot developed well.

There was plenty of humour in this book, and it had me proper laughing at various points, but it also had a dark twisted storyline as well. It was incredibly well balanced.

Tatum is absolutely brilliant. She’s such a strong character and after everything she’s gone through, she just keeps fighting back. I absolutely loved seeing her get her revenge in this book.

The boys actually grew on me and Blake definitely shined more so than the others in, this book. Kyan is an interesting character. The little mentions of his family and life leave you intrigued and I hope we learn more about what he’s gone through. Saint is also an interesting character. He definitely showed his softer side, but he is also the strictest and still punished her more than the others. I think the three of them are having a fantastic character development.

Nash Monroe might just be one of my favourite characters from any book, and he’s definitely made the top three at least. He’s Tatum’s knight in shining armour and the sexual tension between them is on fire. I absolutely loved seeing their relationship grow, especially as he became one of the tribe. The chemistry between them, especially at the end, was smoking hot. I really hope that this relationship between them continues to grow because it’s absolutely fantastic to read.

The development with the Unspeakables was an interesting one.

The ending. Our Celestial Authors are notorious with their cliffhangers. I found it quite unexpected and it’s only left me buzzing to read the next book. My heart breaks for Tatum, but I believe that she’s a strong enough character to thrive and conquer the situation. She also has her tribe at her back.

Overall, this book was absolutely fantastic. I would definitely recommend this series. The characters are brilliant and the storyline is fantastic.

My rating: 5/5*

Royals of Villain Academy 4: Horrid Charms by Eva Chase

This is the 4th book in the Royals of Villain Academy series

Every time I turn around, new opponents are looking to knock me down. No part of the magical community is safe. And now my enemies have left me with a horrible accusation hanging over my head, using so many tricks I can barely defend myself.

If I want to clear my name and keep my freedom, I have to turn to the guys who once made my life hell. They’ve changed their tune and made amends, but how far can I really count on them? Especially if they discover that my greatest foes are within their families.

I’m going to have to find out. The truth can’t stay hidden forever. But no matter what the villains in the university and beyond it throw at me, I won’t give in. I’m the last of the Bloodstones… and hanging onto that role may be the only way I can save everything that matters to me.

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

The storyline led on well from the last book. It was good to see how Rory dealt with everything that has happened. She’s a brilliant, strong character. She’s always trying to do good even though she’s been thrown into this new life where fear is everything. I love how she’s growing as a character.

I love how the 4 guys have developed. They all started out as complete arseholes, but now I actually like them all. Declan is my favourite and I was so happy to see him actively supporting Rory in this book. I also love Jude. He genuinely loves Rory and has opened himself up to her. Connar is also great. Malcolm has taken the longest to grow on me, but he did in this book. He’s finally trying to be decent towards her and I loved the fact he apologised.

I’m looking forward to seeing how the plot develops in the next book. The Barons are plotting against Rory, and I’m looking forward to seeing how that develops.

I love the types of magic in this series. It’s different to other books I have read.

Overall, I’d definitely recommend this series. It’s got great characters and a great storyline.

My rating: 5/5*