Last Light Falling (The Covenant #1) by J.E Plemons

Last Light Falling (The Covenant, #1)Last Light Falling by J.E. Plemons

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Why would someone like yourself come to my aid? I’m just an old, withering man who has nothing to offer” he says.
“And I’m a broken girl who wants nothing to take. Look into my eyes. What do you see?”

I’ve always been a fan of books threading the dystopian & post-apocalyptic genre, and this book never fails to exceed my expectations. First off, the story line is amazingly unique and hauntingly evocative at the same time. It is truly an epitome of a true page-turner. Every detail is intricately described, that you’ll almost feel you’re one of the characters and everything is happening around you. The action sequences are to die for (literally!). The author really did a great job when it comes to research, because he was able to portray dangerous and yet plausible scenes effectively. The protagonists, Arena & Gabriel Power, despite their unbelievable gifts are amazingly exemplified as humans. You can feel their happiness, pain, fear, anger and rage, which are all basic human emotions. The rest of the characters are well-developed and as you go along you’ll realize that everyone plays an important part in keeping the story intact.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wanted more than just a post-apocalyptic story. This would definitely make you awake for hours not only because of the utterly gripping scenes, but because you wouldn’t dare to put it down once you open its pages.

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Amanda’s Room by Chuck Miceli

Amanda's RoomAmanda’s Room by Chuck Miceli

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal)

Stars: 3.5

First off, this novel is longer than I expected. In paperback, it may be 322 pages, but for ebook it is actually 766 pages. I’ll start off with the story. It is indeed one of kind, as it revolves around Amanda’s ghost (w/c is a 3-month old baby) and her ability to control the weather through her painted room.

The twists and turns in the story was developed when I’m actually in the last quarter of the book and it will really keep you on your toes. The first half of the book consists of every character’s life story, particularly Katie and Bert. This I think makes this novel longer than necessary. I also skipped some parts pertaining to meteorology since I think it’s very technical, especially for a reader who’s not into it.

I would recommend this to everyone who loves paranormal with the twist of crime and suspense. This may be a long read, but the plot and the climax are worth it.

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Edge of End by Suren Fant

Edge of EndEdge of End by Suren Fant

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal)

This book is very different than most paranormal books I’ve read. The synopsis is very vague, which only makes it more interesting since you really have no idea on what to expect. The author is very imaginative and you can really see it on every page. Everything is intricately described making it realistic enough for you to believe that it is indeed all true.

I just don’t like Elizabeth’s character which I think is underdeveloped. It looks like she was just inserted in the story so that the protagonist will have a love interest. The “fall in love” part is also unbelievable. It happens so fast that you would think it was done just to finish the story ASAP. Despite this, I would still recommend it to mystery/thriller/paranormal fans who wants a different/unique concept.

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Alex’s Destiny (Defender’s Blood #1) by A.K. Michaels

Alex's Destiny (Defender's Blood, #1)Alex’s Destiny by A.K. Michaels

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal)

Rate: 4.5 stars

I wouldn’t be surprised if this will become a bestseller. The author sure knows how to incorporate her characters in an intricate plot that involves almost all creatures of paranormal. This is like a mashup of Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey, which makes it more interesting for adult fans of Paranormal. The sensual and exotic parts are definitely the thing that’s missing with the Twilight series. The book has so many characters and at first I almost got lost in knowing who’s who but as I read on, I begin to accept the fact that everyone has his/her own part to play and they are essential to make the story as good as it is. Personally, it would have been great if Alex has her own powers (not just special blood, which is kinda bland).

The reason I’ve given this 4.5 stars is that there are some annoying parts that I can’t help but notice. One of this is when the portal is closed, the story begins to progress rapidly, and I mean RAPIDLY. I can’t help but feel it was written that way just to finish the book. Another is there are some unnecessary scenes, which I think the book will progress nicely with or without it. (Ex. Scene with the pilot)

Overall, the plot is definitely something and it really makes up for the bad. I would definitely watch out for the rest of this series and I would highly recommend this to adult paranormal fans.

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21 Hours by Dustin Stevens

21 Hours21 Hours by Dustin Stevens

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rate: 4.5 stars

This is definitely the kind of book that you’ll be elated to watch on the big screen. Every page never fails to leave you on edge, because the author depicted each scene with clarity and vividness making it so realistic. It allows you to experience every pain (and I mean a LOT of pain) and triumph the character has to go through just to save his niece. Every character is developed fairly making them useful and vital to the story. I only rated it 4.5 stars because of some grammatical errors and a few parts that I feel unnecessary.

I would highly recommend this to everyone who wants a realistic piece of action. 🙂

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Jack Canon’s Women of the House by Greg Sandora

Jack Canon's Women of the HouseJack Canon’s Women of the House by Greg Sandora

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is one of those stories that possess the ability to seize your attention from the first few lines till the last. With the entire realistic political spectrum, the heart-thumping action and the overflowing glamour, it doesn’t only glued you to your seats but makes you greedy enough to finish it in one go. It embarks not only the daily activities in a President’s life but particularly all the involved women of the House which makes it a roller coaster ride. The story has numerous sub-plots that at first I thought will make me lose interest but instead it became more entrancing to read.
This is the sequel from Greg Sandora’s “Jack Canon’s American Destiny”. It features Jack’s life after winning the presidency. The narrative gives us the realistic view on all the positive and negative responsibilities that come with the power of being the leader of a great nation. We were also presented with an overview of the roles of all the women involve in his life that doesn’t only help him to gain his seat but also helps to build his character that we all yearn.
Reaching the end of this book gives me the notion that there will be a 3rd book for this series. I feel that it’s not the clear-cut end I expected. Well, I hope there will be a 3rd book because I can’t help to fall in love with Jack Canon!

Disclosure: A pre-release copy was provided for an honest review.

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