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*

Academy of the Forgotten (Cursed Studies Book 1) by Eva Chase

This is the first book in the Cursed Studies series

Three haunted young men. A terrible curse. One girl who could break it… if this place doesn’t break her first.

From the first time my parents decided that getting their next hit mattered more than keeping me fed, I learned I couldn’t trust anyone—until Cade. My foster brother took me under his wing and sheltered me from the worst of the crap thrown at us.

So when he heads off on an exclusive scholarship and everyone around me starts denying he ever existed, Roseborne College has some explaining to do. I’m not leaving until I get answers.

The school I barge into isn’t what I pictured. The staff claim Cade’s never been here. The students glare like just looking at me offends them. The classes involve more torment than teaching, while sobs and howls fill the night. And three very different, unnervingly appealing guys—one of them a teacher—act way too invested in my arrival.

Some unnatural power holds this place in its grip. The more I dig, the more horrors I uncover. Finding Cade might not be my biggest problem after all. It’s looking like none of us, me included, will escape this place alive.

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

Trix was a good character. She was strong and stubborn. She’s also thinking about others more than herself although she is also very much a damaged soul.

I liked the three boys. Each of them are different. I feel like Ryo stood out more than the others although Jenson was also an interesting character. I feel like that there’s more to them than we know yet. Elias was my favourite. He’s protective although he’s keeping things back and I feel like there’s some tension between them that needs an outlet.

I’m looking forward to seeing how her relationship with each of them develops.

The storyline was definitely different. There’s many mysteries in this place which were only just seeing the surface off. I’m interested to know more about what’s happened to her brother.

My only criticism is that it took a little while for the pace to pick up. It was only the second half of the book where the action started to happen.

Overall, I’d definitely recommend this book. The storyline was good and the characters are great. I’m intrigued to see what happens in the next book.

My rating: 4/5*

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*

Legend (Legend Trilogy book 1) by Marie Lu

This is the first book in the Legend Trilogy

Los Angeles, California

Republic of America

He is Day.

The boy who walks in the light.

She is June.

The girl who seeks her brother’s killer.

On the run and undercover, they meet by chance. Irresistably drawn together, neither knows the other’s past.

But Day murdered June’s brother.

And she has sworn to avenge his death.

I’m rereading this series before I read the newest book in the series because I don’t completely remember everything that happened on it. And so, this is my second time reading this book. I never left a proper review last time so I’m doing it now.

I enjoyed reading this book. The characters are great, the storyline is good and the plot develops at a good pace.

June is a great character. She’s a strong and clever character who only knows what her upbringing has allowed her to know. She believes what she does because she doesn’t know any better. Her brothers death changes everything for her though. It leads her to Day, and from that, she learns the truth.

Day is also a brilliant character. He’s seen the truth. He’s been part of it. Considering his life and upbringing, he is such a good person. I absolutely love the connection he has with June and reading their relationship slowly develop is brilliant.

I really dislike Thomas. Everything about him. He comes across all caring, but his views are so for the Republic that he doesn’t question anything. It’s the same with the commander.

The storyline is brilliant. It’s a case of June slowly learning the truth. I love the way society is described. We learn about the different fractions slowly, and at the end, we still don’t truly know which one is right in their views. I’m intrigued to learn more about the Patriots and the Colonies.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book. It’s storyline is great and with brilliant characters.

My rating: 5/5*

Alchemy Academy: Shadow Cove (Book 2)

Alchemy Academy: Shadow Cove (Book 2) is up for pre-order and is scheduled to be released on the 15th June 2020.

My Chaos is free, but that fretful night had come at a cost.
Erebus knew, and he wanted me.
My only chance was to gain my freedom from him, but I needed that Ruby.

Unfortunately, life had to go on and if I stood any chance of fitting in, I needed to turn up to lessons.
The only certainty I had in my life was Levi.
With my bond with him strengthening, and my mind struggling to focus, problems were bound to get in my way because nothing was ever that simple.

I planned on getting that Ruby though, one way or another.

Why not check out Alchemy Academy (Book 1) before book 2 is released.

It’s also free on Kindle Unlimited.

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.

Zodiac Academy 5: Cursed Fates by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the 5th book in the Zodiac Academy series.

After the devastating events at Zodiac Academy, we have to deal with this darker world we’re faced with.
Lionel seeks to hurt us, the Nymphs seek to hurt the entire Fae race, and between all of it, we just have to try and survive each day as it comes.
I’m afraid of everything falling apart, but it looks like it already has.

I normally try and make my reviews spoiler free, but I don’t think I’m going to be able to for this one, so just a little warning.

This book was brilliant. It brought me on an emotional roller-coaster of a ride. It’s ripped my heart out at moments. It’s made me laugh. It’s made me frustrated. I don’t think I’ve ever shouted at a book as much as I did with this one.

I’ve said it in my reviews of the last books and I’ll say it again.

Darcy and Lance Orion’s relationship is everything. And what have you done? You’ve taken away the only bit of good happening in this series. I absolutely love Lance. He’s brilliant and totally my book boyfriend. But the self sacrificeing, righteous idiot needs his head smashed against a wall and some sense shoved into him.

I swear, if this situation doesn’t get itself fixed, I’m going to have an absolute fit.

Tory and Darius are fantastic together. Tory was an absolute idiot to turn him down, and it was brilliant to see her finally come to terms with what she has done. I do understand where she was coming from, but it was still the wrong choice. I loved the way their relationship grew in this book, even though the stars are forcing them apart. The moments they were able to have together were brilliant.

By the stars, there better be a way to reverse this. They both finally want each other and they both deserve to find happiness together.

I love the relationship between the twins and all the other heirs. They’re all getting on and starting to work together. Caleb is the world’s best friend after everything he has done for Darius and Tory and everything he does for Seth. Max and Geraldine and absolutely fantastic together. I never thought that I would grow to like all of the Heirs, particularly Seth.

I loved Xavier in this book. I loved what Tory done for him. His photoshoot was brilliant.

The ending was a shocker. Diago. Who would have guessed that about hat boy?

I look forward to the day when I can read Lionel Acrux die. It better happen. It needs to happen. Daddy Acrux is an absolute monster of a man and I hope he suffers for everything he has done. And Clara. Jesus wept, what is wrong with her. The Shadows have taken away her humanity and left a psycho behind and her relationship with Lionel is just wrong.

Tory. Why can’t something just go right for her? Once again, daddy dragon needs to suffer for what he has done. Just when you thought he couldn’t do much worse, he does. He took things that one step further. I really hope Tory is strong enough to fight this.

I absolutely love Gabriel. I suspected about his relationship with the twins and I’m so glad that it’s the case. At least something good happened in this book. I hope he finds some answers and is able to help things in the next book.

Lance Orion. Why why why? I’m so mad about what happened. Kylie deserves everything she gets and I seriously hope that we get to see more happen to her. I am literally in despair over what has happened to him, and he made it so much worse for himself.

Our Celestial Authors have outdone themselves with this book. The crossovers with other characters in the spin-off series are fantastic. But by all the stars in the sky, I don’t think I can cope if Lance doesn’t get out of there and that situation not get fixed.

I cannot recommend this series enough. It’s a roller-coaster of a ride. That’s the wonder of brilliant writing. You shout at the book, the feel your heart being ripped out for the characters and you immerse yourself into this world.

My rating: 5/5*

Finch Merlin and the Everlasting Vow by Bella Forrest

This is the 15th book in the Harley Merlin series and the 6th one in the Finch Merlin series.

No more Mr. Nice Guy…

Finch is tired of people jerking him around—and now, it’s time for payback against the powerful forces who have made him a pawn in their games. Returning to the surface world is his endgame, but while that seems nearly impossible, especially when a certain Necromancer and demigod have teamed up to take Finch out of the running, Finch plans to use all the tricks up his sleeve on his enemies. And before he’s force-fed the love potion that will ensure he loves Princess Kaya forever.

Good thing Shapeshifters are known for their trickery.

I love this series and enjoyed reading this book. The characters are brilliant and the storyline is great. The plot developed at a good pace, although this one was a little slower than the past books.

Finch is a brilliant character and has been the whole way through the series. He’s having so much bad luck happen to him, and it only gets worse in this book. I’m feeling sorry for him.

Erebus surprised me in this book. He’s been this big bossy, evil Child of Chaos the whole way through, but in this book, we saw a little humanity to him.

Kaya has been a very surprising character. She’s come across all nice until nearer the end. It was interesting to get in her head in this book, and trying to see her point of view on things, but she really isn’t listening to anyone else.

The storyline has been great, although in this book, it developed a little slower. It was interesting to see more of Atlantis and their way of life. The last few chapters made up for the slow development though. I’m looking forward to seeing what will happen next and how Finch could possiblly fix the situation.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this series. The characters and storyline are great.

My rating: 5/5*