Thursday, January 11, 2018

Three Mini NetGalley Reviews

Ethan Sutcliff seems like a normal seventeen-year-old—at least that’s what he’s trying to portray. In a secret society run by the Supernaturals, Ethan is what witches call a Bender. Benders are Witches’ Guardians, who are able to control a witches’ ability, bend it, or move it away from harming humans. In Ethan’s case, he is able to bend the Earth element. But at the age of fifteen, he lost all connection to it, and the reasons behind it could only mean one of two things: His Wielder is either dead, or hiding out somewhere.

Alex Burgendorf has been living in her aunt’s locket for the past sixteen years with her mother—a Fire Wielder, and her father—a Water Wielder. For sixteen years, her parents vowed to protect her, and they have, as she is the last Earth wielding witch. However, time is running out. Alex must find her Bender, or the fate of the Supernaturals might be at stake.

Mini Review

I'm trying to get through all my NetGalley books because Goddess, I am so far behind it's not even funny! I requested this one because it sounded so good and I love reading about witches as I am one myself and it's cool to see it played out. Sadly I couldn't even get 20% through this book. I just couldn't get into it. I tried and tried so freaking hard but I just couldn't make myself connect and enjoy this one. I hate it but sometimes this happens.

I’m a lone wolf, and I like it that way. 

Banished from my birth pack after a bloodbath, I never wanted a mate. Then I meet Kylie. My temptation.
We’re trapped in an elevator together, and her panic almost makes her pass out in my arms. She’s strong, but broken. And she’s hiding something. 

My wolf wants to claim her. But she’s human, and her delicate flesh won't survive a wolf's mark. I'm too dangerous.

 I should stay away. But when I discover she's the hacker who nearly took down my company, I demand she submit to my punishment. And she will. 

Mini Review 

Trying to get through all my NetGalley books by the end of the year but it's not going to happen. Even I can't read that much in such a short amount of time. Moving on, I loved this one! It was perfect until about 3/4 the way through and then.... something stupid happens that is making me dock a star from it. I just thought it was so out of character for Jackson King and it kinda made no sense at all but to further the plot. That's all it felt like it was there for... to move the characters from A to B. That being said, the first 3/4 of the book is just what I love in a paranormal romance book. Sexual tension, witty banter, and a sexy werewolf. I loved all of that and even though that part felt weird I would still say if this sounds like your kind of book, grab it. You'll enjoy it!

When the music stops, the dance begins.

Seventeen-year-old Penny is a lead dancer at the Grande Teatro, a finishing school where she and eleven other young women are training to become the finest ballerinas in Italy. Tucked deep into the woods, the school is overseen by the mysterious and handsome young Master who keeps the girls ensconced in the estate – and in the only life Penny has never known.

But when flashes of memories, memories of a life very different from the one she thinks she’s been leading, start to appear, Penny begins to question the Grand Teatro and the motivations of the Master. With a kind and attractive kitchen boy, Cricket, at her side, Penny vows to escape the confines of her school and the strict rules that dictate every step she takes. But at every turn, the Master finds a way to stop her, and Penny must find a way to escape the school and uncover the secrets of her past before it’s too late.

Mini Review 

So many NetGalley books that I read and forgot to log here. Huge fail.... I know. Anyway, moving on. I have seen that there is hardly anyone that is just meh about this book. Everyone either loves it or hates it. I feel like one of the only ones that doesn't hate it but doesn't love it.

The writing isn't bad but sometimes it felt confusing to me.... like I'd have to go back and read something twice to make sure I understood it. The story was a thriller and that I was not expecting. I didn't love that fact but it was alright I guess. The main problem I have with this book is the characters... they are just... not well written. I think had they been written stronger I would have really loved this book.