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 🦑

Filthy Rich Boys (Rich Boys of Burberry Prep Book 1) by C.M. Stunich

This is the first book in the Rich Boys of Burberry Prep series.

Description
Break the new girl.
That should be easy, right?
Trash like her doesn’t belong at Burberry Prep.
No, Marnye Reed is going down, and we plan to make a spectacle out of it.
Let’s see who can make her fall in love first.
Bet’s on. Any takers?


Take on the filthy rich boys.
They’re the idols of the school, veritable gods on earth.
Old Money. New money. A rising star.
These guys are nothing like the ones at my old school.
I might come from nothing, but I’m determined to be someone, and I won’t let them get in my way.
They say they’ll make my life a living hell; I think they mean to keep that promise.

This book was brilliant to read. The characters are good, the storyline is great and the plot developed well.

The first chapter does give away the ending, but it didn’t change how great this book was to read, and how the ending comes to happen.

Marnye was a great character. She’s strong and determined, if not a little naieve at times. She was far too trusting and should have known better, but she don’t half have a backbone. You can’t fault her will power though. She gets bullied by everyone time and time again, but always comes through on top.

The boys were great too. Creed, Zayd and Tristan, the Idols, are cruel. Each one had their own personality and each one an absolute dick. The whole way through, you know the small kind streak was going to end, but the way it ends was still unexpected and harsh. I feel like the chemistry between them had some truth in it, bet or no bet, and I’m looking forward to seeing where this leads.

The girls were so much worse though. They were so bitchy and I really hope they get what’s coming to them.

The storyline was great. There were plenty of twists thrown in, and the ending leaves you wanting to read more. I hope she comes back and shows those boys that they’ve messed with the wrong girl, and I hope they realise just what they’ve done.

Overall, this book was brilliant to read and I’d definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

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*