Monday, June 17, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #419, June 17th

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well...you never know where that next "must read" book will come from!

What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #418
Teaser Tuesday #426
WWW Wednesday #426
WOW #422
Will the Time Come #419
Third Sentence Thursday #409
Random Reads #395
First Lines Friday #422
The Reward Challenge Update #404
Book Blogger Hop #88
How Well I Stuck to It #256
Wrote that Review Update #253

Week 24 Reviews:
Eternal
Spellbinder
Unspoken
Fierce
Almost Midnight
Midnight Hour
Fighting Back
Shadow Warrior
Titanshade
Sanctuary
The Kingdom
War of the Bastards
Sorcery of Thorns
The Unhoneymooners
Dark Tribute

Random:
We Have the Cover of Sentinels of the Galaxy #2!!!!

OK, so I got 23 posts in 7 days, yeah, read a good number of books this week, so I'm pretty happy about that! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read The Burning Shadow, Containment, The Eyes of Tamburah, The Last Widow, and Smokescreen.

When Evelyn Dasher crossed paths with Luc, she was thrown headfirst into the world of the Lux—only to discover that she was already far more involved in their world than she ever suspected.

Because the Luxen aren't the only ones with a hidden past. There's a gap in Evie's memory, lost months of her life and a lingering sense that something happened, something she can't remember and nobody is willing to tell her. She needs to find out the truth about who she is—and who she was. But every answer she finds only brings up more questions.

Her search for the truth brings her ever closer to Luc, the Origin at the center of it all. He's powerful, arrogant, inhumanly beautiful, extremely dangerous…and possibly in love with her. But even as Evie falls for him, she can't help but wonder if his attraction is to her, or to the memory of a girl who no longer exists.

And all the while, a new threat looms: reports of a flu-like, fatal virus that the government insists is being spread by Luxen. A horrifying illness that changes whoever it touches, spreading panic across a country already at its breaking point.

#1 New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns to the world of the Lux with this steamy, shocking second installment of the Origin series that will leave readers reeling.
Kenzie and her friends find themselves on the run and up against another alien invasion headed towards Earth.

They may have escaped Sanctuary, but Kenzie and her friends are far from safe.

Ex-Omnistellar prison guard Kenzie and her superpowered friends barely made it off Sanctuary alive. Now they're stuck in a stolen alien ship with nowhere to go and no one to help them. Kenzie is desperate for a plan, but she doesn't know who to trust anymore. Everyone has their own dark secrets: Omnistellar, her parents, even Cage. Worse still, she's haunted by memories of the aliens who nearly tore her to shreds—and forced her to accidentally kill one of the Sanctuary prisoners, Matt.

When Kenzie intercepts a radio communication suggesting that more aliens are on their way, she knows there's only one choice: They must destroy the ship before the aliens follow the signal straight to them. Because if the monstrous creatures who attacked Sanctuary reach Earth, then it's game over for humanity.

What Kenzie doesn't know is that the aliens aren't the only ones on the hunt. Omnistellar has put a bounty on Kenzie's head—and the question is whether the aliens or Omnistellar get to her first.
Treasure hunting has never been more dangerous... Tomb Raider meets Poison Study!

New York Times bestselling author Maria Snyder begins an action-packed new fantasy series.

'He thinks you are the thief...'

Shyla is a researcher who resides in the underground desert city of Zirdai, which is ruled by the wealthy Water Prince and brutal Heliacal Priestess. Even though Shyla is sun-kissed - an outcast, considered cursed by the Sun Goddess - she is still renowned for uncovering innumerable archaic facts, lost artefacts, ancient maps, and obscure historical documents. Her quiet life is about to change when Banqui, an archaeologist, enlists her services to find The Eyes of Tamburah: legendary gemstones that bestows great magic to its wielder. These ancient objects can tip the balance of power and give whoever possesses them complete control of the city.

But chaos erupts when The Eyes are stolen soon after they're found - and Shyla is blamed for the theft. Forced to flee, with the Prince's soldiers and the Priestess' deacons on her trail, Shyla must recover the jewels and clear her name. A quest that will unearth secrets even more valuable than The Eyes of Tamburah themselves...
New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter brings back Will Trent and Sara Linton in this superb and timely thriller full of devious twists, disturbing secrets, and shocking surprises you won't see coming

A mysterious kidnapping

On a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a shopping center parking lot. Vanished into thin air, the authorities are desperate to save the doctor.

A devastating explosion

One month later, the serenity of a sunny Sunday afternoon is shattered by the boom of a ground-shaking blast—followed by another seconds later. One of Atlanta's busiest and most important neighborhood's has been bombed—the location of Emory University, two major hospitals, the FBI headquarters, and the CDC.

A diabolical enemy

Medical examiner Sara Linton and her partner Will Trent, an investigator with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, rush to the scene—and into the heart of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to destroy thousands of innocent lives. When the assailants abduct Sara, Will goes undercover to save her and prevent a massacre—putting his own life on the line for the woman and the country he loves.
In this pulse-pounding thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan journeys to Africa to help families torn apart by a violent attack deep in the jungle--but she may be putting herself in more danger than she knows.

A journalist shows up on Eve Duncan's doorstep with a plea for help. Jill Cassidy has just come from a small African village with a heart wrenching story: half the villagers--many of them children--have been killed in a horrific attack by guerilla soldiers, the bodies burned beyond recognition. Now, the families desperately need Eve's help to get closure and begin to heal.

But when Eve arrives in the remote jungle, she begins to suspect that Jill's plea may have been a cover story for a deeper, more sinister plot. Isolated and unsure who she can trust, Eve finds herself stranded in an unstable country where violence threatens to break out again at any moment and with only her own instincts to rely on if she hopes to get home to her family alive . . .

#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen is back with one of her most exhilarating and dangerous adventures yet in this "riveting" high-stakes thriller (Publishers Weekly).

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Wrote that Review Update #253, June 16th

Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!
If you want to participate, set a certain amount of reviews to write, and once you make that goal, you can get a reward!

My reviews to reward is writing all of the reviews of the week, and I motivated myself to write my review for Eternal, Spellbinder, Unspoken, Fierce, Almost Midnight, Midnight Hour, Fighting Back, Shadow Warrior, Titanshade, Sanctuary, The Kingdom, War of the Bastards, Sorcery of Thorns, The Unhoneymooners, Dark Tribute, so I have 10 of 10 reviews written!

And as always, I want to review this week's reviews!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #256, June 16th

So I decided that I should have accountability on sticking to what should be in a week, so I'm doing How Well I Stuck to It every Sunday, because my schedule should be fixed in by now!

Week 25:
The Burning Shadow by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Containment by Caryn Lix, The Eyes of Tamburah by Maria V. Snyder, The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter, Smokescreen by Iris Johansen

Tour Books: NA.

Review Books: NA.

NetGalley: 2. Check.

Edelweiss: 2. Check.

Meme Books: NA.

Rereads: NA.

New Books: 1. Check.

Yeah, this is a slightly longer week, but yeah, some really great books that I can't wait to read! So excited for them!

Week 24:
The Beholder by Anna Bright, The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg, Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

vs.

Eternal, Spellbinder, Unspoken, Fierce, Almost Midnight, Midnight Hour, Fighting Back, Shadow Warrior, Titanshade, Sanctuary, The Kingdom, War of the Bastards, Sorcery of Thorns, The Unhoneymooners, Dark Tribute

2/3 that I wanted to read, plus more, means that I'm really happy with this week! Yeah that I read the ones I was planning on in previous weeks! Can't wait for the next one! What about you guys? Happy reading!  

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Week 24 Review: Dark Tribute

From Goodreads:
New York Times bestseller Iris Johansen is back with another high octane thriller that will leave your mind racing and your heart pounding. 

Despite her tragic childhood, violin prodigy Cara Delaney has finally found peace in her career as a professional musician and stability in her relationship with her guardians, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and ex-Navy SEAL Joe Quinn. If only Jock Gavin, Cara's lifelong friend and a man with his own twisted history, would come back into her life, everything would be perfect.

But the carefully constructed world Cara has built for herself is suddenly threatened when she is kidnapped by a mysterious man trying to settle a score against her family, setting off a violent chain of events that puts everyone Cara loves in danger. Now, Cara will have to use every instinct she has to stay one step ahead, or else she'll pay the deadly tribute of her family's dark past.

My Review:
This book was just so absolutely wonderful to read! Cara has grown up since we first met her in Shadow Place, and Jock has been a favourite since his first book, as well! So it was great to have a book with them finally getting together!



My one thing is, that while Catherine is just slightly in this book, Venable isn't mentioned, either his death or the fact that he might be alive. Since this is the first book since Vendetta, and that Venable has been in this series, I though it could've been mentioned. Now I'll have to continue to live with the suspense!

Loved this book a ton, and I can't wait for Smokescreen! 

Author: Iris Johansen
Series: Eve Duncan #24
Read: June 14th, 2019
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2019 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: March 26th 2019
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 24 Review: The Unhoneymooners

From Goodreads:
For two sworn enemies, anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetime—maybe even love—in this romantic comedy from the New York Times bestselling authors of Roomies.

Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent layoff, her life seems to be almost comically jinxed. By contrast, her sister Ami is an eternal champion . . . she even managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a slew of contests. Unfortunately for Olive, the only thing worse than constant bad luck is having to spend the wedding day with the best man (and her nemesis), Ethan Thomas.

Olive braces herself for wedding hell, determined to put on a brave face, but when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning, the only people who aren't affected are Olive and Ethan. Suddenly there's a free honeymoon up for grabs, and Olive will be damned if Ethan gets to enjoy paradise solo.

Agreeing to a temporary truce, the pair head for Maui. After all, ten days of bliss is worth having to assume the role of loving newlyweds, right? But the weird thing is . . . Olive doesn't mind playing pretend. In fact, the more she pretends to be the luckiest woman alive, the more it feels like she might be.

My Review:
This book was a ton of fun to read! I mean, all the stories that Olive had chronicling her bad luck, to her fiery relationship and banter with Ethan. It was such a great quick read, and so hilarious, too! Christina Lauren never fails to delight in their contemporary books! (I think The House is a dark book, though I haven't read it yet, though hopefully soon!)



Loved reading this book, it was just so fun and great!

Author: Christina Lauren
Read: June 13th, 2019
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Love their writing, and it's a SAC 2019 Book!
Publisher: Galley Books
Published: May 14th 2019
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 24 Review: Sorcery of Thorns

From Goodreads:
From the New York Times bestselling author of An Enchantment of Ravens comes an imaginative fantasy about an apprentice at a magical library who must battle a powerful sorcerer to save her kingdom.

All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer's Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.

Then an act of sabotage releases the library's most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth's desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them.

As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she's been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined. 

My Review:


Author: Margaret Rogerson
Read: June 13th, 2019
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Sounded rally good, and it's a SAC 2019 Book and a Sophomore Challenge Book!
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published: June 4th 2019
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 24 Review: War of the Bastards

From Goodreads:
A year has passed since the fall of Lightspire. The Inquisitor Miles Hampstedt has usurped the throne and rules Noveris with a blood-soaked iron fist. Tilla and her friends have become hardened rebels in the Unbroken, a band of guerilla fighters hiding out in the fringes of the Kingdom. Tilla is plagued with doubt and regret; Lyriana struggles with the burdens of being a fugitive Queen; Zell atones for his guilt by killing for the cause. And even as they all fight, they know their cause is doomed, that with very passing day Miles' power grows, his army of Bloodmages spreading to cover the continent.

Then a raid on an outpost produces two unexpected prisoners: Lord Elric Kent himself, now a prisoner obsessed with revenge, and Syan See, a strange girl from the Red Wastes. Tilla struggles with the emotional weight of confronting her father, but it's Syan that offers the true revelation. She demonstrates a new incredible kind of magic, and speaks of a secret civilization hidden in isolation in the mysterious Wastes. With Miles' forces closing in, Tilla and her friends (alongside a hostage Lord Kent) set out to make contact with Syan's people, to make an pact that could turn the war. The journey will test their character, forge unlikely alliances, reveal the horrifying true nature of magic, and set in motion a battle that will determine the fate of Noveris itself. 


My Review:


Author: Andrew Shvarts
Series: Royal Bastards #3
Read: June 12th, 2019
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Love her writing and it's a End of Series 2019 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2019 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Published: June 4th 2019
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 24 Review: The Kingdom

From Goodreads:
Welcome to the Kingdom… where 'Happily Ever After' isn't just a promise, but a rule. 

Glimmering like a jewel behind its gateway, The Kingdom™ is an immersive fantasy theme park where guests soar on virtual dragons, castles loom like giants, and bioengineered species—formerly extinct—roam free.

Ana is one of seven Fantasists, beautiful "princesses" engineered to make dreams come true. When she meets park employee Owen, Ana begins to experience emotions beyond her programming including, for the first time… love.

But the fairytale becomes a nightmare when Ana is accused of murdering Owen, igniting the trial of the century. Through courtroom testimony, interviews, and Ana's memories of Owen, emerges a tale of love, lies, and cruelty—and what it truly means to be human. 

My Review:


Author: Jess Rothenberg
Read: June 12th, 2019
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Loved her first book and it sounded really great, and it's a SAC 2019 Book and a Sophomore Challenge Book!
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Published: May 28th 2019
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 24 Review: Sanctuary

From Goodreads:
Kenzie holds one truth above all: the company is everything.

As a citizen of Omnistellar Concepts, the most powerful corporation in the solar system, Kenzie has trained her entire life for one goal: to become an elite guard on Sanctuary, Omnistellar's space prison for superpowered teens too dangerous for Earth. As a junior guard, she's excited to prove herself to her company—and that means sacrificing anything that won't propel her forward.

But then a routine drill goes sideways and Kenzie is taken hostage by rioting prisoners.

At first, she's confident her commanding officer—who also happens to be her mother—will stop at nothing to secure her freedom. Yet it soon becomes clear that her mother is more concerned with sticking to Omnistellar protocol than she is with getting Kenzie out safely.

As Kenzie forms her own plan to escape, she doesn't realize there's a more sinister threat looming, something ancient and evil that has clawed its way into Sanctuary from the vacuum of space. And Kenzie might have to team up with her captors to survive—all while beginning to suspect there's a darker side to the Omnistellar she knows. 

My Review:


Author: Caryn Lix
Series: Sanctuary #1
Read: June 11th, 2019
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2019 Book!
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: July 24th 2018
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 24 Review: Titanshade

From Goodreads:
This noir fantasy thriller from a debut author introduces the gritty town of Titanshade, where danger lurks around every corner.

Carter's a homicide cop in Titanshade, an oil boomtown where 8-tracks are state of the art, disco rules the radio, and all the best sorcerers wear designer labels. It's also a metropolis teetering on the edge of disaster. As its oil reserves run dry, the city's future hangs on a possible investment from the reclusive amphibians known as Squibs.

But now negotiations have been derailed by the horrific murder of a Squib diplomat. The pressure's never been higher to make a quick arrest, even as Carter's investigation leads him into conflict with the city's elite. Undermined by corrupt coworkers and falsified evidence, and with a suspect list that includes power-hungry politicians, oil magnates, and mad scientists, Carter must find the killer before the investigation turns into a witch-hunt and those closest to him pay the ultimate price on the filthy streets of Titanshade. 

My Review:


Author: Dan Stout
Series: The Carter Archives #1
Read: June 9th, 2019
Source: Netgalley
Reason Why: Sounded good, and it's a DAC Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2019 Book!
Publisher: DAW
Published: March 12th 2019
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 24 Review: Shadow Warrior

From Goodreads:
Danger inspires fierce passion when a serial killer threatens Chicago's Ferraro crime family in this novel in Christine Feehan's New York Times bestselling series.

Vittorio Ferraro is a man whose family loyalty knows no bounds. He would die for his siblings and the people they love, but what he really wants is to start a family of his own. Deep down, Vittorio has always known finding a woman who could ride shadows would be nearly impossible--let alone one who could accept his particular needs--and he never expected to find her in the middle of a kidnapping....


Grace Murphy has always been drawn to Vittorio Ferraro--or at least to the billionaire's public bad-boy persona. Now that she's under his protection and the sole focus of his intense caring, she can't help wanting to get as close to him as possible. But Grace knows her presence is putting the entire Ferraro family in danger. Her monster of a brother will never let her go, but Vittorio has no intention of losing the woman whose shadow matches his own.


My Review:


Author: Christine Feehan
Series: Shadow #4
Read: June 9th, 2019
Source: Bought
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2019 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Berkley Books
Published: June 4th 2019
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

Week 24 Review: Fighting Back

From Goodreads:
Everything is changing, and Kylie's not sure how to feel about it. It's her senior year at Shadow Falls, but her boyfriend, Lucas Parker, has already graduated and has new responsibilities with the werewolf council. When he breaks a promise to her and leaves on a two-week mission for his pack, she starts to worry that their love just isn't strong enough to stand the test of time.

While still devastated by his absence and the emotional distance that's grown between them, Kylie's visited by a new spirit with a vague but urgent message: "Save him." The spectral visits are unsettling and confounding, but when Kylie discovers the ghost's connection to Lucas, she becomes terrified. Lucas is the one she needs to save. While their future may still be uncertain, Kylie will do whatever it takes to save the life of the only boy she's ever truly loved.

My Review:
Yeah, we got more time to spend with Kylie and Lucas! And we got to spend some time in Lucas' head, which is something we haven't had before! And of course they're facing difficulties or it wouldn't be a very entertaining read, would it? But it was kinda hard to have them face conflict again!

The werewolf council is being a pain in the rear, sucking up all of Lucas' free time that he could've spend with Kylie. Kylie being Kylie, not one for negativity, even if it means bottling up her emotions, well, it's understandable, but it led to a bit more drama then had to happen otherwise.

This is a novella, so it was a pretty fast read. I would've liked a bit more of a conclusion about where they're going to go in the future with the council, because honestly, I was like, OK, let's just make 2, and have one for the older, stiffer werewolves who only are the leaders of like-minded werewolves, and then a younger council for the new generation who were chafing at the bit at the lack of change. But that's fantasy, not what would really happen, and I want to know how they were going to deal with everything, not just renewed hope for the future!

One thing that I don't get is, why doesn't Kylie learn to fight as different supernatural species? Like, I know she only has the power of a Protector when she's protecting someone, but can't use it for herself. So why can't she use her vampire or werewolf strength to fight for herself? Sure, she'd have to learn how, but she'd be a whole lot safer!

Really enjoyed this story, it was such a great read!

Author: C.C. Hunter
Series: Shadow Falls #5.5
Read: June 9th, 2019
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2019 Book!
Publisher: C.C. Hunter
Published: August 27th 2018
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 24 Review: Eternal, Spellbinder, Unspoken, Fierce, Almost Midnight, Midnight Hour






From Goodreads:
All her life, Della's secret powers have made her feel separated from her human family. Now, she's where she belongs, at Shadow Falls. With the help of her best friends Kylie and Miranda, she'll try to prove herself in the paranormal world as an investigator—all the while trying to figure out her own heart. Should she chose Chase, a powerful vampire with whom she shares a special bond? Or Steve, the hot shapeshifter whose kisses make her weak in the knees? When a person with dark connection to her past shows up, it'll help her decide which guy to choose–and make her question everything she knows about herself. 

From Goodreads:
Miranda Kane has always felt like a screw up--at least when it comes to her ability to wield magic. Her only sanctuary is Shadow Falls camp, where she's learning to harness her powers as a witch. But thanks to her shapeshifter boyfriend who called it quits and ran off to Paris, both her heart and powers feel broken.

When she unexpectedly lands a top spot in a spell casting competition in France, she flies out with her best friends Kylie and Della. But her trip takes her straight into the heart of a dangerous supernatural mystery--and a heated romance. What Miranda doesn't expect is for her investigation to unleash shocking revelations...about herself, her family, and her arch enemy. Now Miranda must step up and show everyone that she's a witch to be reckoned with....before it's too late. 

From Goodreads:
The final breathtaking YA romance in New York Times bestselling author C. C. Hunter's Shadow Falls: After Dark trilogy.

Despite her superspeed, inhuman strength, and enhanced senses, Della Tsang's new life as a vampire certainly hasn't been a walk in the park. Especially since she was "reborn" and found herself bound to the mysterious, infuriating, and hunky Chase. But if there's one thing that's always kept Della going, it's her dream of being an elite paranormal investigator.

When Della tries to solve a twenty year old murder--and clear her father's name--she uncovers secrets about the vampire council and the boy she's bonded to. Feeling even more betrayed by Chase because he's kept so much from her, she's determined to keep him as far away from her heart as she can. But together they work a cold case that will lead them into the darkest and ugliest vampire gangs in Texas... and into the scariest reaches of her heart. 

From Goodreads:
From C. C. Hunter, the New York Times bestselling author of the Shadow Falls series, comes another story set in the Shadow Falls world.

Werewolf Fredericka Lakota prefers to be alone. Even years after being abandoned by her rogue werewolf father, she's still never found a place for herself in Shadow Falls.

Fredericka's only comfort comes from the jewelry she creates…and now from Brandon Hart, the owner of a new art gallery who wants to showcase Fredericka's work.

But Fredericka's life has gotten more complicated: she's learned her father has died, the death angels from the falls are calling to her, an ex won't let her go, and she may be seeing the ghost of a missing woman who needs her help. On top of all that, her attraction to the mysterious Brandon only grows stronger; but if other supernaturals won't accept a rogue werewolf, how could a human?

Nestled deep in the woods, Shadow Falls is a secret camp where teens with supernatural powers learn to harness their abilities and live in the normal world.

Independent and strong-willed Della Tsang did not believe in vampires...until she became one. Chase Tallman is the newest member of Shadow Falls, but what made him into the sexy, mysterious vampire he is today? And what led him to Della Tsang? And for Miranda Kane, magic has always been something she's struggled with, but when an opportunity to test her powers takes her to Paris, she'll have to prove that she's a witch to be reckoned with and belongs at Shadow Falls.

Fans won't want to miss these four remarkable stories of love, magic and friendship.

From Goodreads:
After captivating millions across the globe, the Shadow Falls saga reaches its final—and most unforgettable—chapter yet! Prepare to fall in love all over again...

Being a dyslexic witch is a curse in itself, but Miranda Kane’s time at Shadow Falls has helped her harness her magical powers. Now, just as she's finally mastered them and is preparing to graduate with her friends, a near-death experience threatens to ruin it all.


Miranda awakens in the hospital with a mysterious tattoo that no one can explain. As she struggles to make sense of it – and questions her feelings for a certain irresistible shape-shifter and a hot new guy – the strange markings begin to spread all over her body, leaving her desperate to find answers. But before she can solve that problem, a new one arises: her sister is missing.


Has her sister been kidnapped? Miranda will risk her life to find out. Will she live to share the day she's worked so hard for with her friends? When the clock strikes midnight, will Miranda make it to her graduation at Shadow Falls?


C.C. Hunter brings The Shadow Falls saga to a spectacular conclusion in this thrilling finale: Midnight Hour! 

My first review of EternalUnspoken
My Review:
It was really fantastic to read these books! I'd kinda remembered some of the the ending of Unspoken, but not a lot, and I hadn't even read any of the stories narrated by Miranda, so it was really great to read all of these!


So the fact that Miranda has a half sister, Tabitha, and that her dad isn't legally married to her mom, but to Tabitha's, yeah, that was a pretty big shock. I really enjoyed how close they got throughout the course of these stories!

One thing I've noticed reading these books back to back and all together, is that while Kylie had more books and more time spent at Shadow Falls, Della had fewer books and less time at the camp/school because she was helping investigate. Miranda, yeah, only the one book and pretty much all the time was focused on the case. Because these girls were growing up throughout the series, and moving into the lives they're going to live as adults, and yeah, that was pretty great to read!

Really enjoyed reading these books, and I can't wait to read more by C.C. Hunter!

Author: C.C. Hunter
Series: Shadow Falls: After Dark #2, 2.5, 3, 3.4, 3.5, 4
First Read: December 14th, 2014, October 30th, 2015
Read: June 8th, 8th, 8th, 8th, 8th, 9th, 2019
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2019 Books! And Midnight Hour is a End of Series 2019 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin, Wednesday Books
Published: October 28th 2014, June 30th 2015, October 27th 2015, December 5th 2017, February 2nd 2016, October 25th, 2016

Eternal:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Spellbinder:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars
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Unspoken:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Fierce:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Almost Midnight:

5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Midnight Hour:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars