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language changes to sentence structures and word formations, this collection of heart-pumping stories are going to leave you feel like a completely different person in the end.
It is dizzying and haunting at the same time.
A common themes runs through all these stories and that is love. Through these stories, you will be taken to different parts of the world and experience emotions that are bound to make you question some or rather a lot of choices in your life. These stories are also bound to make you feel a little better about yourselves, because we are not perfect creatures. We're all flawed in our own way and it is heart-breaking to actually feel connected to the uncertainties and open questions with which Orlando Ortega-Medina ends each story.
Such a beautiful read which I will be reading again, and until the end of time!
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fooled into reading any one because you'll be confused as hell. Be sure to read the first book to understand what exactly is going on in Rowan Wood Legends.
I didn't see a couple of twists and turns coming my way. I can't say more because there were a couple of things I was seriously hoping for to happen, which did happen and it made me immensely happy. I won't be giving away any spoilers out here.
In Rowan Wood Legends, you'll see a more mature side to Catoriwhere she is learning and adapting. Again, I don't want to give out any spoilers, but this book pleased me immensely.
Olivia's writing is magnetic. Catori's monologues will not bore you to death. They are direct, eloquent and will make you feel everything. I love how this book had 'the' overall feels. There were times I shuddered, times I flew (hypothetically) and times I actually cheered for Catori for being such a strong female protagonist.
I will be definitely looking forward to reading the third installment because I simply can't get enough of this urban fantasy.
This story is different.
It is unique.
And I am hooked.
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I saw Ethan as a pure and deadly offspring of Liam & Melody. There were times he gave me chills and times he intrigued me. Ivy was a refreshing as well because she was nothing like the female leads I've read in J.J. McAvoy's books. She was an enigma. The more I knew her, the more I loved her. I would keep my fingers from typing any further because I don't want to give away spoilers.
As a self-declared greedy reader that I am, I want to know more about Ethan and Ivy.
Even after reading Ruthless People more than two years back, I remembered all the characters by their given names. This is how J.J. McAvoy's characters are.
In a true J.J. McAvoy flair, the cliffhanger just made me go SILENT. Yes, usually cliffhangers make me want to rip my hair out and feel itchy under the skin (you know what I mean), but with her books, I dread the day I'm going to read the next one - either to torture myself or to know the truth. It's hard to wait, but the next book is going to be torture, I can tell.
With Children of Vice, the cliffhanger just made me doubt and question the Callahan Family's Rules and made me wonder, what next?
Do not delay and buy your copy of Children of Vice right, this instant!!!
age' story would be an understatement and an insult.
The Red is so much more.
Through Mona's perspective you can live, breathe and experience everything that is going around. The Red is either going to leave you mortified (RED in the face and all *WINK*) or you will actually see a deeper meaning in it. I prefer to believe in the latter because every woman, like Mona, behaves and carries herself within the limitations that the society has set for her. But, in the back room, like a switch gets flipped inside of her that Malcolm teaches her and unleashes a very carnal part of hers.
I loved every role-play, every dialogue, every detail and everything that brought Mona to fully accept not who she was, but what she was capable of. It also made me appreciate how she tried, yet chose not to settle for anything less when her experience with Sebastian. I loved how her meekness turned to full-blown confidence and she finally accepted who she was and wanted to be.
Which made me think -
Why sacrifice something so innate, so carnal to human nature within us only because the society thinks its a taboo?
I simply couldn't see this book as a mockery of arts. Through Tiffany Reisz's writing, I saw something in those paintings that I never chose to see or rather had a limited perspective. I know, it's fiction and all, but there is no harm imagining the purpose of those paintings otherwise.
Aren't we all dreamers? Hell, I am. No shame in that.
Tiffany Reisz has a flair for word play, but there were some words which could've been replaced with better versions to make the prose less repetitive. There are some serious panty-combustion moments and you will not regret even if a mewl leaves your lips. I felt so much throughout this book that it's unbelievable that I'm even daring to write it in my review. Call it the Mona-effect/Malcolm-effect, if you please.
The Red is definitely going to be one of the most erotic books I'll read in this lifetime.
God help me!!!!! I've fallen in love with Malcolm, Mona & ahem!
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Tensley on the other hand was the kind of beast I was hoping for. R. Scarlett stepped up her game with each new book in this series.
I'm just too emotional to type because my heart and mind are at war right now. Which brings me to the reason why I didn't give this book five stars as there were many factors left out.
For instance, we don't know what happened to the group of hunters who tried to kill
Tensley and all the demons they came face to face with. I mean, they were equally challenging right?
Also, this book really made me miss other characters who'd made an impact in the previous books. Like Illya, the brooding Beau & soul-eating Lex, the prince and so on. Can we get stories for them too? I know, I know it's too much to ask, but when authors like R. Scarlett give you a taste of their writing, this is what happens. Readers like me don't want them to stop.
This is just the beginning of my love-affair for R. Scarlett's books and a mighty one at that. Do not miss out on this series. You're gonna love it.
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