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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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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Received a copy of this book from Goodreads New Adult Book Club in exchange for an honest review.
Needless to say, I loved both Tensley and Molly.
If you're looking for a comeback, Body of the Crime is seriously it. R. Scarlett's writing has been engaging and the proof is that I finished reading the second book in less than 24 hours. It was beautiful, eloquent, captivating and I really loved how Molly stepped it up. The factors that I didn't like in Tensley in Vein of Love were also taken care of in Body of the Crime. Their dialogues also showcased huge improvement.
Don't take this review to be vague because I'm seriously trying not to give away any spoilers. You need to read it all for yourself.
I just had one issue with the action scenes. Call me an unsatisfied reader, but I believe the action scenes could've been better because they ended within the blink of an eye. I didn't feel terrified for Tensley or Molly.
Overall, it was a much, much better read than the prequel. I can't wait to get my hands on A Vow of Thorns (Blackest Gold, #3).
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Received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Rose Petal Graves starts with a rapt and freshening perspective of Cat, a 19-years-old medical student. Needless to say, I loved Cat. She is no damsel in distress and I've been really looking forward to novels where the female protagonist as a backbone. Cat sure does have one and I was amazed by her strength and right-mindedness. Of course, there were glimpses of her 19-year-old self because, hey, she's got have flaws. Don't we all have them as well?
But, I didn't care about her flaws as much as I admired her strength, courage and the honest perspective of the situations handled to her. Cat is one of those protagonists who knows when to use her brain and what to put her heart in.
I don't want to divulge more into Cat because Cruz, Ace, Lily, Kajika and Gwen had equally captured my attention and had unique personalities of their own.
What I purely admire about Olivia's writing is the concept of blurring the lines. She is one of those authors who can keep you tangled in your thoughts and in your bed sheets with restlessness because of the uncertainties that we feel as a reader just by imagining what the protagonist must be going through.
Apart from the psychological thrillers from Olivia , it was really refreshing to see her divulge my attention into the world of fantasy and paranormal romance. Her writing is flawless and captivating.
Thank God this is not another vampire story or I would've burst a vein.
The mysteries of Rowan, the Woods and everything in and beyond Rose Petal Graves made my jaw drop on the floor. Every new detail was engaging and made my heart beat faster. I won't be writing this review in detail because I hate to give away spoilers.
You need to read the book to find out the mystery yourself.
I can't wait to read what the next book would entail, but it surely is going to be mind-blowing.
That I can tell.
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