Book Review: Accidental Leigh

Accidental Leigh: A Paranormal Romantic Comedy (Literal Leigh Romance Diaries Book 1) by [James, Melanie]

2 out of 5 (that’s being highly generous)

Not at all impressed. You couldn’t really relate with the characters and they were on the annoying side. This story had so much potential but fell short. Also, I don’t really understand the comedy aspect of the novel… There were some parts that could have been funny but simply failed to deliver.


Book Review: Echo Volume 1: Approaching Shatter

Echo Volume 1:  Approaching Shatter by [Wayne, Kent]

4 out of 5 stars

Echo Volume 1: Approaching Shatter by Kent Wayne

There was nothing abhorrently wrong with the novel. No glaring errors that keep popping up throughout the story. The writing was quite descriptive, in some cases a little too descriptive. There were parts that I didn’t like, probably the entire first chapter. I almost gave up here but I am glad I didn’t. I feel that the first chapter was to demonstrate the mentality of the soldiers and the environment they have to endure. Kind of a key point later on.

I kept moving forward with the story, curious as to where it was going. My biggest problem with the novel was getting bogged down by descriptions of technology. The backstory of people and the world didn’t bother me as it was laying down a foundation for the story to continue. Maybe the descriptions of the technology come into better play in volume 2.

With that being said, I did find the story a good and interesting read. Atriya, the protagonist, lures you in. You can see he’s struggling with the way things are and the fact that he used not to. That something inside of him has changed. It keeps you reading, wondering what’s going to happen to him.

Like most books in a series, it does end in a cliffhanger. Probably, not such a sudden cliffhanger as this one does. However, if you read the passage after the ending of the book, Kent Wayne does explain why he does this. It’s also not a bad thing that it ends this way. It makes the reader want to continue the story, to find out what happens to Atriya. To see if he eventually figures himself out. To see how he survives what’s coming. Isn’t that the goal of authors? To get people to want to read? Kent Wayne did that here! Bravo!

I also enjoyed the world building the author accomplished here. Although the world doesn’t seem like a pleasant one, as if humanity has gotten off course (more than we are now), it’s a world that is firmly placed in the reader’s mind. It also helps establish the whys of what some people do. Society plays a big role in how the majority of people respond to situations in life and I feel Kent Wayne nailed that point.

Overall, I encourage people to read this book. It is just a glimpse into an expansive world, but a glimpse that leaves you wanting to discover more. For me, that’s one of the most enjoyable parts of reading and discovering new people and new worlds.

Book Review: Bloodthorn

Bloodthorn: Olive Kennedy (Fairy World MD Book 3) by [Grantham, Tamara]

5 out of 5!

So I have been reading this series like nonstop and this one only took 1 morning to read for me! In fact, it was this morning that I read it. I haven’t read through books this fast in years. That is how good these books are for me. The story, the characters, the romance, everything about this book speaks volumes to me. And I cannot wait to download the other books and read through them.

I highly recommend reading the first book Dreamthief.

Book Review: Spellweaver

Spellweaver: Olive Kennedy (Fairy World MD Book 2) by [Grantham, Tamara]

5 out of 5

Just like the first book, the story completely captured me. I read this in two days! I love this series, even the romance parts in it. I know I’ve not been a fan of romance in the past, but this book has helped change my mind about it. It also helps that it’s not just a romance book but also fantasy. In this one, however, it really tugs at the heart strings. I also love the story and the world the author has developed.

I would type more about the story and everything, but it’s really important to read the first book in the series to fully understand the characters and so that it can really tug at your heart.

Book Review: Dreamthief

Dreamthief (Fairy World MD Book 1) by [Grantham, Tamara]

5 out of 5 stars

I cannot express how much I enjoyed this book other than it only took me 2 days to read it. I haven’t gone through a book this fast in a long time.

The story was amazing and just captured me instantly. The detail sucked me right into the world and I am saddened the story is over.

It is about a half-human, half-elf woman caught between two literal worlds, caused by a rending. One world is earth and the other is Faythander. Whereas other beings can travel between these two worlds, they lose their memories. Should a human travel to Faythander when he or she returns to earth, she has no memory of the other world. Should a Elf, Wult, or any other creature of Faythander travel to earth and return, they have no memory of their time spent on earth.

In the story, the reader soon learns that Faythander is in danger of being destroyed. Her godson, Jeremiah, is stuck in a nightmare, and she must piece everything together before it’s too late for her godson and Faythander. She must operate in both worlds if she is to discover the truth. Fortunately for her, she is of both worlds and doesn’t run the risk of losing her memory.

This book comes highly recommended!

Book Review: The Royal Gift

The Royal Gift (The Common Kingdoms Book 1) by [Box, Drae]

3 out of 5

This book was a good enough read to keep me going, but in places it was dorky and a little badly written. It would have been better had I not kept finding errors in it. As a reader, numerous errors throw me off from the story. I also know and expect a few, but when it’s more than just a few it makes me wonder if they spent any time editing at all.

This fantasy story follows a young girl whose village was attacked. They go to get the Dagger of Protection, a weapon designed to defend them from such things, but they find that it was stolen. She hurries to the king and requests help to save her village, but the king says there is no one to help her. He then sends her off to find the Dagger of Protection on her own as it is the village’s only help. In the king’s presence, Aldora, the girl from the village, is reacquainted with a royal cat named Pedibastet. They go off together where they find Raneth Bayre.

The story line progresses with them trying to find the Dagger of Protection and the man who Raneth, a Royal Official, has been tracking. The fate of the village rests in two teenagers’ hands.

Overall, the story wasn’t a bad story. It just needs some editing. And I would like to commend the author for having written the story at the young age of 14.

Book Review: Be Here Now

Be Here Now (New Adult Contemporary Romance) by [Wolfe, Andrea]

3 out of 5

To be honest, I’m not entirely certain why I finished this novel. When I first started reading it, I kept thinking why was this novel even written. I know, harsh, right? As it moved along, it did get better. The meaning behind the story was a good one. Basically, it’s don’t get hung up on your past and destroy your future. So, whereas, the book was only okay I did enjoy the message and that’s probably what kept me reading.


To warn you, the characters do seem to cuss a lot and needlessly. I get the occasional curse, but these felt a little out of place in some places for me.