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When I first started reading The Forever Girl and when I read the description it wasn't a book that I thought I was going to be into. I'm really not into the whole vampire thing, yes I did read Twilight, but other than that I'm not into vampires, werewolves, leprechauns, unicorns, all mythical creatures. I'm not into the it, but yet again this was another fantasy book that has changed my mind about the genre.

(I always forget to add a little tidbit about the story so I'm adding this in after I wrote the rest of this) The novel is about Sophia Parson, an outcast Wiccan, who gets thrown into a world that she doesn't understand or truly believes exist. After dealing with the knowledge that their are vampires, shifters, and other out of the ordinary beings she needs to figure out who she is and what she's truly capable of. With the help of Charles Liette she learns more about her family tree and gets the answers she looking for, while all along forming a bond with the mysteries Charlie along the way.

There isn't many times that I've said that I loved the female lead, but the main character Sophia Parson kept me interested throughout the whole book. There was never a time when I thought, holy crap I can't take her anymore or was annoyed. Even in some of my favorite books I get frustrated with the characters, but I didn't with her. I found her to be very likeable, smart, and strong. I would also like to add that it was also the first time I liked the female character better than the male. (I'm a sucker for a hot male lead) Speaking of the hot male lead Charles Liette I wanted to shake him and tell him to make up his mind about his feelings. Though those are the best part about books. The sexual tension and attraction between two characters I believe is what keeps you reading. This book does not lack that at all. I found myself smiling a few times as I read about the two of them.

From start to finish the book will keep you guessing the storyline. I would have never been able to guess what the hay was going to happen. The concept of the forever girl and the background of how one becomes a forever girl is not only creative, but the way she created the back story was amazing. Without giving anything away my favorite part of the book was the back story about her best friend Ivory. The whole concept that Rebecca Hamilton wrote going back to the Salem witch trials made me sad but happy that someone could love someone so much. I absolutely loved it!

I would have to say that the only thing that threw me off a little was the cover. The character that I pictured and the character on the front cover in my head didn't match up. From the cover I thought it was a YA book and that also threw me off once I began to read, but I was happy that I was wrong. To make clear I like the cover, but I guess I'm a fan of not seeing a picture of the character so I can use my imagination instead.

I highly recommend The Forever Girl even if it's not something you're normally into. It has everything you need for a good story: action, romance, mystery, magic, and sass. I love sass! Definitely looking forward for the next book in the series.

This is the first book I've read about this author. When I first started reading this book I was instantly hook but as I kept going I grew frustrated. I thought one thing was happening in the story line, but then it turned out that it wasn't happening. To explain better. I thought the killer in the book was one person the entire time and then it tricks you and your like wait, what? Don't get me wrong I like being surprised, but I found it to be more deceiving than plot twist.

The book is about a psychologist who is on the radio. I instantly imagined Frasier Crane because that's what she does. Her past comes back to haunt her and she's not sure who she can trust. Her ex-boyfriend, new boyfriend, or co-workers. Everyone is a suspect.

Dr. Sam is a character that you will love. I loved her character because she was feisty and brave. She also didn't have any problem saying what was on her mind and found it fantastic once she started baiting the killer on the radio. I found myself smiling and laughing at her sarcasm toward the killer. I grew frustrated with her attitude toward her stalker though. Things in her house would be out of place or something would happened out of the ordinary and she would dismiss it. I felt like yelling at my book for her to call the police. I kept thinking this chick is crazy for not calling the cops, but then again maybe I thought that because I'm afraid of my own shadows most of the time. Second main character, Ty Wheeler, her next door neighbor, love interest, and possible complete psycho. The whole time I was reading about him I was hoping that he wasn't a psycho because they were perfect for each other. I kept thinking wow what a character, please don't let him turn out to be the killer because that would be more than a little creepy. If you do read this book you will feel the same about Ty Wheeler. You'll want to know psycho or not!

I bought the book because it's part of a series. I thought the series which continues with Cold Blooded would be about Dr. Sam, but I was surprised to learn that it's about the two detective in the story. They are the main characters in the rest of the series, but I feel as if I don't know them. So hopefully in the second book I'll grow to want to read about them.
I give this book
***3/4 stars.

It’s really hard to sum up this book, so bear with me. I would have to start by saying that I don't normally read YA or fantasy/paranormal type books. I've read Twilight and that will probably be the last vampire book I’ll ever read. I loved them, but just not my cup of tea usually. So going into the book I was weary as to if I would like it. I didn't like it, I loved it! The setting, the creatures, the magic all caught my attention and half way through I was itching for the next novel in the Lichgates series. Then I realized it's not out yet.

(don’t worry I don’t give anything away. At least I hope not
) I'm not sure how to describe this book. There is actions, adventures, romance, magic, mythical creatures, and suspense. Kara Margari, was out for a hike when she stumbled across a magical world that was both beautiful and dangerous. She finds herself on a journey she didn't sign up, but can't refuse as she tries to bring peace to the worlds that inhabit within the Lichgates. Along the way she becomes friend with Braeden Drakonin who himself has many secrets and is running away from who he truly is. The two form a bond and travel through the Lichgates together mostly fighting off creatures that want to kill them and trying to find answers that seem to cause more complications than insightfulness, making things more difficult since they're not sure who they can trust. Although, they do seem to trust each other.

My favorite parts to the book were the characters. My favorite out of all the characters being Braeden. His struggle within himself, his family, and his feelings were great to read. I'm curious as to where his character will end up. Plus, I'm not sure what girl wouldn't read him and want a Braeden in their life. He a a very likeable character without even trying. Excellent. The main character was also fun to read because of her sassy mouth and sticking to her gun attitude. Always standing her ground and not letting the fact that she was a woman stand in her way. And the fact that she wouldn't wear a dress was great. (you'll understand once you read it) 

At first there are a lot of characters and powers to keep up with. There are different worlds in the Lichgate that only houses certain creatures. Most of the Lichgate creatures don’t intertwine with one another and they can all do and look differently. They also all have different "pets" and there worlds look nothing alike. Once you understand it makes things easier. I probably had a harder time following to start because I have a hard time following movies like this. There are parts about Harry Potter that I still don’t understand.

If I had to compare the books for a reference I would say a mixture of Alice and Wonderland and Tron. When I was thinking about the book those were the two movies that came to mind. Even though the premises are not the same, it’s what kept popping in my head.  I recommend picking up a copy. ****1/2

Another good one by Allison Brennan. The main reason I enjoyed this book was because the setting and the story line hit very close to home for me. The novel takes place in upstate New York which if you all know me I live right on the border of New York so I automatically was intrigued. Then once I read further into the book and realized that there were references to the big drug bust that happened a couple of years ago I felt like holy shit I remember that. To read about it (in a roundabout way) in a famous authors book was pretty cool. Especially since it rocked that area and surrounding towns. Front page news for our small little town of Mansfield.

The premises of this book are easy. Bad things happening in a small town that you would drive by and barely blink as you go by. Yet again, Lucy Kincaid and Sean Rogan find themselves starting with a simple case and then turns out to be their most complicated case yet. The lead antagonist in the book who shall not be name, but I will say it’s a she because it states that right away, was the best character in the book. To say she was crazy was an understatement. I imagined Aileen Wuornos meets Lorena Bobbit. Never turn your back on a dangerous woman. Reading her thoughts was fascinatingly scary to think that a person could be so cold and devious. It left me wanting to read more. I was also happy to read Agent Armstrong in the mix. His character seems to be in the works of throwing a wrench in things, but that’s just my opinion. I could be wrong, but I see something a brewing.

I would have to say that’s the best part of Brennan’s work. It’s not just the main characters that you want to read about. I’ve found in the three books that I’ve read that I’ve found myself wanting to read the second stream characters. When I read Karin Slaughter novels I want to read about Will and Sara, but with Brennan’s I want to read from the psycho’s point of view. She has a real knack for the crazy. I also found that the second book I guess it off right away, but this one there were so many twist and turns that I found myself trying to piece the puzzle together and still not seeing the BIG picture.

 Definitely a must read and you don’t even have to start with the first book in order to follow what’s going on in the story. Can’t wait until April 24th for Silenced. *****

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