DNA (The Dark Side#1) by Cyma Rizwaan Khan

DNA (The Dark Side, #1)DNA by Cyma Rizwaan Khan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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

I really wanted to love this book, however, I can’t ignore the fact that it looks rushed and the story line chaotic. The plot would have been great because of the multiple characters and their different abilities, but when you’re at the peak of anticipation on what’s coming, the characters end up dead. I just don’t get the logic of having multiple characters in the first few chapters and then let them die without any explanation. Well, maybe this will be explained in the next book. I just don’t like the idea of having the first book in a series full of cliffhangers, which only leave the readers confused. The author may have assumed that this will leave the readers wanting more. It really does spike your interest on what will happen in the next book and I hope it will turn out better than this one.

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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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Immagica by K.A. Last

ImmagicaImmagica by K.A. Last

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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

This is definitely a fun and exciting read! It may look like more suitable for younger readers, but it appeals to me just right. I love the characters, especially Ira, Brynn and Sebille. There may be some parts that lacks excitement, that I almost want to skip some pages. Also, it would have been much better if there is more character development between Lex and Rosaline. But overall, the plot and characters make up for those parts that is uneventful. I would highly recommend this to everyone who loves fantasy books. This is definitely worth reading!

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Before He Was Famous by Becky Wicks

Before He Was Famous (HotFlush, #1)Before He Was Famous by Becky Wicks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

First off, I would like to advise you to have a hanky on hand as this will bring you tears of joy, sadness, and triumph. It also includes unlimited romance and butterflies in your stomach. =D

This is the first time I read a novel from Becky Wicks and I was reluctant at first. I assume that it will go along the usual story line and cheesiness like in most romance novel, but I was so wrong. With the first few chapters alone, I was totally HOOKED! This is one of the few novel’s I’ve read that doesn’t have any dull pages. I know that even some of the famous novels has its own dreary parts where we tend to skim just to reach the exciting ones, but this one is truly different. The author really knows what she’s doing and you can see that she really has the edge in becoming a great (& famous!) author.

The plot is very well-researched, as if you’re actually thrown in the midst of the rich and famous. I didn’t find any loopholes in the story line, which is usually the first thing I’d notice when reading a book. The characters are well created and established, making them all essential in building up the story. One of the lines I would never forget is “You have to fight to stay on the shore, no matter how many times it pushes you away.” I can’t wait to watch this line being told on the big screen. I wouldn’t even be surprised when this happens. This novel never fails to surprise me and the story’s twists and turns are definitely something to look forward to.

I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to fall in love again. This is definitely one of the stories you’ll never forget.

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The Witch Who Cried Wolf by Sarah Mäkelä

The Witch Who Cried Wolf (Cry Wolf, #1)The Witch Who Cried Wolf by Sarah Mäkelä

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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

This is definitely a good read, especially if you want a short story with an interesting plot. The characters are well-developed and everyone has given its fair share of the limelight. I also love the twist and turns in the story line, because it keeps me on edge as I turn every page. And because of this, I was able to finish this in one sitting. There are just few loopholes in the story line, but I hope answers can be found in the next book.

I’ll be very delighted to read more books written by this author and I hope to read more about Mia & Ethan’s love story. I just wished the next novel to be longer than this one. 🙂

This is highly recommended to paranormal fans who wants a good but short read.

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The Garnet Dagger (Legends of Oblivion # 1) by Andrea R. Cooper

The Garnet Dagger (Legends of Oblivion, #1)The Garnet Dagger by Andrea R. Cooper

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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I am a fan of anything supernatural, but this is the first time I’ve read a book about elves. The synopsis made me decide that this book is worth the try and I’m right. The story line is very interesting as it treads from the usual, I mean is there any other book wherein an Elvin is infected by a vampire? Well, this book definitely has the originality I usually find missing in most supernatural books. The only fault I found is the limited details provided about the history of witches, elvin, and vampires, and how their existence intertwined with each other.

Overall, this is a great book and I highly recommend this to every paranormal fan of all ages.

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True Believer by Nicholas Sparks

True Believer (Jeremy Marsh & Lexie Darnell, #1)True Believer by Nicholas Sparks

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Well, this is one of Nicholas Sparks’s books that I didn’t like that much. I really love the way Nicholas Sparks’ narrate his stories, but this one turns out to be too boring for me. I felt that the story is forcibly written, maybe due an incoming deadline or something. The characters aren’t relatable enough to make me believe their actions throughout the story. Maybe I just expected too much on this one.

But despite this moment of weakness, it doesn’t change the fact that Nicholas Sparks will always be one of my favorite writers.

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