The Gender War (The Gender Game book 4) by Bella Forrest

This is the fourth book in The Gender Games series.

“For the sake of Viggo, my brother, my family in Patrus, and every single citizen of our God-forsaken nations, I had to stop the war.”

I’m enjoying listening to this series on audiobook as much as I first enjoyed reading it.

Violet is a great character. She wants to stop the war which is begining to rage between Matrus and Patrus. I love Viggo. He’s a fantastic. I love the romance between him and Violet. It is overpowering the story, nor is it cheesy. It’s just sweet.

I love all of the other characters. Owen, Melissa Dale, Amber, and the two boys. They’re all great. Thomas is a little frustrating though.

This book is full of action from the start, to what happened at Ambers mansion, to the ending at the Palace.

The world building is faultless. It’s brilliant and I love the dystopian feel with what’s going on between both Matrus and Patrus.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this series. It’s a fun and exciting YA series.

My rating: 5/5*

This book is filled with action.

The Gender Lie (The Gender Game book 3) by Bella Forrest

This is the third book in The Gender Game series.

“I’d want you to help me win a war…”

After discovering the shocking secret buried deep within The Green, Violet has a grave decision to make. Trust the woman who saved her, or not?

So far, everything about the woman has taken Violet by surprise. Her behavior has been honest and upfront – a refreshing change for Violet. Besides, with one of her loved ones hanging on life support, and the other close to falling completely out of reach, Violet doesn’t exactly have a lot of choice.

Her only way forward is to embark on a dicey excursion. For this, she knows she needs the Liberators’ help – and must be prepared to take whatever risks that comes with.

But what neither she, nor any of her new Liberator comrades can prepare for, is just how deep the lies of their homelands run…

I enjoyed this book. The storyline continues to develop well and the characters are great.

I love how Violet and Viggo. Oth have separate point of view chapters. It really adds to the story, especially with Viggo and his recovery.

Violet develops well as a character. Her and Viggo both know there’s something else going on.

I love the other characters introduced as well. Owen is great, and I love Melissa Dale. It’s good to see how things are with the boys as well. They’ve been trapped and experimented on, so it was only natural that there was going to be problems. Viggo is brilliant with them.

Desmond is an interesting character. She talks well, but you just know she’s hiding things. The last quarter or so is great. It’s fast paced and exciting. The ending was unexpected and it leaves you wanting to read the next book.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book. This series is a brilliant YA adventure.

My rating: 5/5*

The Gender Secret (The Gender Game book 2) by Bella Forrest

This is the second book in The Gender Game series.

Gliding over the treacherous Green in a shaky aircraft she has no idea how to land, Violet Bates is still in shock. The harrowing events of the previous night play over in her mind as she asks herself question after question.

Why did Lee Desmond Bertrand behave the way he did?

What is the truth about the mysterious silver egg stowed beneath her seat?

What happened to Viggo and where is her brother? Is either of them still alive?

When Violet manages to reach the toxic ground alive, she has landed in a world of unimaginable danger. She has barely time to catch her breath before she is sucked into a perilous journey at breakneck speed – to uncover secrets guarded for centuries and find the only two people that matter.

I enjoyed reading this book. The storyline developed nicely and I love the characters.

Violet is great, if not stubborn. She’s stuck in the middle of this mess with the egg with no idea what to do. She’s in the green with limited knowledge of it and limited supplies.

I loved Viggos chapters in this. He’s been betrayed and framed by her, and now sent to bring her to justice. His heart has other ideas though. He learns the truth and is unsure what to think. Is she telling the truth or is she lying? Ultimately, they both find themselves in the large research building fighting for their lives.

I love this series. The world building is a great dystopian one. We learn that both Matrus and Patrus have secrets which are messed up. The storyline is brilliant, and the ending really shakes things up. It leaves you hanging for the next book in the series.

I would definitely recommend this book.

My rating: 5/5*

The Gender Game by Bella Forrest

This is the first book in The Gender Game series.

A toxic river divides nineteen-year-old Violet Bates’s world by gender.
Women rule the East. Men rule the West.

Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus.

Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet’s life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to death for her crimes.

But one decision could save her life.

To enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.

Everything about the patriarchy is dangerous for a rebellious girl like Violet. She cannot break the rules if she wishes to stay alive. But abiding by rules has never been her strong suit, and when she is thrust into more danger than she could have ever predicted, Violet is forced to sacrifice many things in the forbidden kingdom … including forbidden love.

In a world divided by gender, only the strongest survive…

I read this series a while back but never reviewed it, and I’m currently listening to the audiobook and thought I’d review it this time.

I really enjoyed this book. The storyline was great and the characters were great.

Violet is a great character. The situation she’s in isn’t her fault. It unfortunate accidents which have happened. After agreeing to Matrus’ offer, she really doesn’t fit in over in Patrus.

I love how she gets to know Viggo, and I love the natural chemistry between them. Her feelings make her question why she’s doing what she’s doing with Lee.

Lee’s a sneaky bugger. He has the plan all ready for Violet and himself, and they execute it. Then at the end, he really surprises you.

I loved reading, and listening to this book. It an exciting YA dystopian. I love the characters and the storyline is good.

I’m looking forward to moving onto the next one in the series, and I would definitely recommend this book.

My rating: 5/5*

Zodiac Academy 6: Fated Throne by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the sixth book in the Supernatural bullies and beasts series.

Fate has torn us apart and sometimes I believe the stars have given up on us altogether.

Without my sister, the world seems darker than ever before and the shadows loom thicker, rising up to answer the call of the Shadow Princess and changing the face of Solaria for good.

Now Lionel Acrux has the strength to make a move for the throne, I’m not sure how much time we have left to stop him.

Our only hope is to find the Imperial Star before he does. We made the sacrifice the stars called for and we’re paying the price for that decision so it can’t be for nothing.

But with the stars turning against us at every move, and the last light in the world seeming to fade, I’m afraid we’re almost out of time.

Hope is a dangerous thing. It’s the key to us fighting on. But it could be what destroys us in the end.

One thing is for certain, I won’t stop until I have been reunited with my other half and together we will fight to take our crowns.

A war is coming.

The throne is calling for a new monarch.

And someone must answer its call.

I’ll try and make this series as spoiler free as I can manage, but this book wasn’t half a roller-coaster of a ride to read.

I absolutely love this series. It’s absolutely fantastic. The storyline is amazing, the characters are absolutely brilliant and the plot keeps developing well.

F#cking Lionel.

It was amazing how much I said those words. Jesus christ that man is a monster. I’ve never hated anyone a much as I hate that dragon. He’s just… Ugh. The whole way through this book he was ughh. He keeps getting worse and worse. I can’t wait to see that monster of a man die.

I felt so sorry for his family. Catalina, Xavier and Darius put up with so much shit. My heart went out for them with the way he treats them. At least there was a small bit of good in this book with Catalina.

I loved Xavier and Geraldine’s chapters in this book. I love them both. It was brilliant to see Xavier come into his own in the academy, and seeing him with Sofia and wanting to become the Dom. There was plenty of humour. Geraldine is just the best. I love her. Tory and Darcy are so lucky to have her support, even if she’s a little over the top at time. I love her relationship with Max as well. I seriously hope that they end up together at some point.

Caleb and Seth were both brilliant together in this book. I loved it when Rosalie made an appearance. I seriously hope these two admit their feelings to each other at some point. They were annoyingly close at one point.

This book seemed to be the King of interrupting good moments.

The Heirs in general all became fantastic. It’s amazing how I hated them at the beginning and love them all now. Their support for helping Darcy and Tory is brilliant, and their willingness to risk their lives for them is endearing.

Oh god, my heart went out for Tory in this book. Jesus christ, what she went through with Lionel. That monster of a man. It was so hard to read her being Guardian Bonded to daddy dragon. I loved what Darcy and the others did for her and eventually she owned that shit.

Lionel Acrux seriously needs to die though.

Clara is a phycho. I loved what we learnt about her though. It was satisfying to learn more about the Shadow Princess. I really want to see that bitch die though. Even at the end, the bloody shadows. Gah. What the hell had that bitch done to Darcy at the end? There better be a way to fix it.

Darcy was absolutely fantastic in this book. She was so fierce and strong. I loved that she got everyone pheonix weapons. I loved her relationship with Seth in this book. He’s a fantastic friend and I loved seeing him trying to make Lance jealous.

Lance Orion is the best. I’m in love with him. I loved what happened to him in this book, although it wasn’t freedom either. His relationship with Darcy is everything, and as frustrating as it is, I was kind of glad that she didn’t forgive him straight away. He needed to grovel.

I don’t want to spoil too much, but the moments at the end between them were everything

Amongst everything going wrong, there was still plenty of humour. Geraldine in general, Xavier and his dijazzle.

I loved the prophecies, even though they are very cryptic. Gabriel is the best. Thank god he’s there, because he is literally saving everyone’s lives.

The stars are arseholes.

Darius. Holy shit, what have you done? The ending. God, I seriously hope that there’s a way around it. That sacrifice. Ahh. I get that he needed to agree to it, because it was the reason that everyone got away at the end. But by the stars, there has to be a way to change it. I don’t think I can cope if there isn’t.

I loved the moments he got with Tory and the fact he agreed to that price shows his love for her. I hope they make the most of it and steal the moments they never got to have.

The ending was brilliant and rather than a cliffhanger, it was a more natural place to stop. The whole ending was excellent, exciting, tense, action packed. Par what Darius did, it was brilliant. I loved the fact everyone was there to help.

At least they had a small win against Lionel… Kind of. I have to hand it to our Celestial Authors…

Overall, this is one of my favourite series, and our Celestial Authors have completely outdone themselves again. This book was a emotional roller-coaster. I would completely recommend this series, although you have to start from the beginning with book 1. I can’t wait for the next book, the final book in the series.

P.S f#cking Lionel.

And apologies for the language, but that’s the best way I can sum up my feelings towards Lionel Acrux.

My rating: 5/5*

Alchemy Academy: Champions Secret (Book 3)

Book 3 of an upper YA magic academy romance series, Alchemy Academy: Champions Secret, is out today!

Break the lock – Check
Retrieve the Ruby – Check
Now to enter the dark realm and bargain for my freedom.
Everything has come together at last, and I’m ready.
How could anything go wrong now?
It couldn’t .

How wrong I was to believe that.
Things couldn’t get any worse and I’m now faced with the biggest challenge of my life.
I will conquer it though.
I have to.

Haven’t started the series yet? Check out Alchemy Academy (Book 1)

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.


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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.

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.

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*