Sep 29, 2012

Onyx (Lux # 2) by Jennifer Armentrout

Book Description:

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.

Something worse than the Arum has come to town…

The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we're linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, I'm falling for Daemon. Hard.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…

Christina's BookReview
“Strange how something good can come from something horrible.”

In this second full installment of the Lux series we pick up where Obsidian left off. Katy and Daemon are connected because of him healing her. What they aren’t prepared for are the consequences of what his actions are.

When Katy starts to experience moments of unexpected “alien mojo” she starts to freak out. And then there’s Blake who is completely normal and different from the infuriating Daemon. But when Blake turns out to be anything but normal Katy discovers just how different she is.

Katy’s life will never be the same.

As she trains to protect the people she loves and tries to fight the growing feelings she has towards Daemon, Katy realizes that she will have to make the toughest decision yet. Trust Daemon or hide what she does learn in order to protect him.


When I first read Obsidian I was head over heels in love with Daemon Black. When I read Shadows that didn’t change. But with Onyx my feelings dwindled a bit. Although I still like him but I was a little annoyed with his hot and cold attitude in Onyx. He also became a little bit too possessive and that frustrated me a bit. I understood his need to protect the people he loves but I felt like he was selfish when it came to Katy learning how to protect herself. He loved her, he was jealous. I understood why but I didn’t like the fact that he didn’t consider the benefit of having her learn to harness the changes in her. 

And then there was Katy. I loved her Obsidian. I was exasperated with her in Onyx. Again, I understood her motives and liked that she stood up to Daemon when she needed too but every other sentence was Daemon this and Daemon that. She turned into mush every time he was around. I found myself wondering, “Where did the feisty Katy from Obsidian go?” You didn’t see her in Onyx. The banter between the two was the highlight of Obsidian but in Onyx its just blah. Katy’s fire is quickly extinguished when she’s around Daemon and it just turns old quickly. She is also a terrible friend in this book and I know she thinks its to protect Dee but it was rude and it made her seem very selfish.

I actually liked Blake and understood the reasons for what he did. I liked that he didn’t go soft on Katy and that he helped her develop her powers. Even when I found out his true intentions I could understand him. I’m not saying that what he did was right but I understood why. And at the end I think Katy understood as well, which earned her some points. 

All in all Onyx was a good read. I think it definitely suffered from the second book syndrome but I will continue to read the series. 
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Obsidian (Lux #1) Review HERE
Shadows (Lux #0.5) Review HERE

Sep 27, 2012

Taking Chances by Molly McAdams

Book Description:

Eighteen year old Harper has grown up under her career Marine of a father's thumb. Ready to live life her own way and experience things she's only ever heard of from the jarheads in her father's unit; she's on her way to college at San Diego State University.

Thanks to her new roommate, Harper is introduced to a world of parties, gorgeous guys, family and emotions. Some she wasn't expecting yet, and others she never knew she was missing.

She finds herself being torn in two as she quickly falls in love with her boyfriend Brandon, and her roommate's brother Chase. Covered in tattoos, known for fighting in the Underground and ridiculously muscled...they're exactly what she was always warned to stay away from, but just what she needs. Despite their dangerous looks and histories, both adore and would do anything for Harper, including stepping back if it means she's happy.

Her first year away is turning out to be near perfect, but one weekend of giving in to heated passion will change everything.

Christina's BookReview
“That first night, I did realize I would never meet another girl like you. But you deserve someone who has waited for you as long as you have waited for them. And no matter how much I wish I could be that guy, I can't Harper.”


Harper is looking forward to going to college to get away from her Marine bred father. She is looking forward to living a normal life and doing what normal girls her age do. She isn’t looking for anything other than being free from the life she was born and raised in. She definitely didn’t plan on her life turning out the way it did.

Harper isn’t prepared for the turn her life, away from her father, would make. She wasn’t prepared for the pain, suffering, love and family she was given. But that love comes with strings attached. One connected to Brandon Taylor and the other to Chase Grayson.

Brandon is everything a girl can ask for. He’s loving, caring, attentive, protective and patient. When Harper suddenly falls in love with him she feels like the luckiest girl alive. But something is missing with Brandon.

Chase is everything a girl like Harper shouldn’t be attracted to. He’s a player, a drunk, a jerk and your typical bad boy. But Harper can’t resist the way her heart beats when he’s around, the fire he causes in her, or the way her body craves him.  And when Chase reciprocates those feelings and changes his ways Harper knows that she is playing with fire. And the fire is about to burn her.

One night will turn her world upside down…

My Take:

Okay so let me start off by saying that I absolutely loved the storyline. Unfortunately the story itself was a drag. I literally forced myself to finish this book because I was just wishing that something would change. Unfortunately that didn’t happen.

There were parts I liked…

The ones with Chase were my favorite because you could actually feel the chemistry between him and Harper. You could also see the change in him and couldn’t help but adore him. In every one of his scenes you would swoon no matter what. Yes he had his times where he was a jerk but you also understood why. His love for Harper was so irrevocable and you saw it in the times he was with her. Yes he had that Travis Maddox personality and that is why I loved him.

Another part that I really loved was the reunion with her father. Their talk and reunion was really heartwarming and almost had me in tears. Yes, I understood why she was upset but I also understood why he was the way he was. There was a lot of heartbreak in their lives and I was glad to see them finally start to heal.

Now for what I didn’t like…

Brandon was a different type of swoon-worthy character. Unfortunately not the kind I liked. He did have his moments where I sighed and smiled but other than that I didn’t feel any connection with him. There wasn’t any fire in his relationship with Harper. It was sweet, caring and Perfect. Too perfect. I liked the fact that he was a fighter and liked his protective side but he lacked what Chase had, fire.

I also didn’t like Harper not one bit. She was selfish and that never changed. She only cared about herself and didn’t think things through. She annoyed me and I couldn’t even find anything that I liked about her. The jumping back and forth between guys was slutty. She was your classic example of a girl that was deprived all her life and then when given freedom didn’t know how to handle it.  Maybe others will see it in a different way but I found her to be extremely selfish.

The turn of event moment! OMFG! I wanted to scream, cry and kick something when it happened! I won’t spoil it but I will say prepare for it because it is the only part that had me in tears. To me the story ended there and I just couldn’t get over it.

Good plot but the story was too drawn out. When I finished I sighed in relief. I wanted to love this book so much but I couldn't. :(

With all of the above said I will let you make up your own mind on picking this up.
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Sep 25, 2012

The Mayfair Moon (Darkwoods #1) by J. A. Redmerski

Book Description:

What if you knew when someone was going to die?

After a nightmarish encounter with a werewolf, seventeen-year-old Adria Dawson loses her sister, but gains the love of a mysterious young man and his legendary family.

Strange and tragic things begin to happen in the small town of Hallowell, Maine: residents come down with an unexplainable ‘illness’ and some disappear. In the midst of everything, Isaac Mayfair is adamant about keeping Adria safe, even from her sister whom he has warned her to stay away from.

As unspeakable secrets unfold all around Adria, impossible choices become hers to bear. Ultimately, no matter what path she takes, her life and the lives of those she loves will be in peril. As she learns about the werewolf world she also learns why her place in it will change the destinies of many.

Christina's BookReview

Adria Dawson hasn’t had the best upbringing. With an abusive step=father and a nonchalant mother the only family Adria has is her sister Alex. Eventually they are removed from their home and relocated to Hallowell, ME with their uncle. In Maine, Alex starts to act weird and eventually disappears which leaves Adria all alone.

After the attack in their old hometown Adria is positive that other beings exist. There was no way she was imagining it. There is something wrong with her sister and she is hell bent on figuring out what it is.

Isaac Mayfair might be cold and a jerk but he holds the answers she seeks. Not to mention he is also the first guy that has made her heart beating erratically. Adria is about to find out that what she suspects is true and things will never be the same for her.


I have to say I did like this book. I however didn’t enjoy it as much as I was looking forward too. It was filled with too many Twilight similarities, going as far as using the same words. I was upset because it was a good storyline but fell flat to me.

Adria was annoying and got herself into the predicaments she was thrown into. I understood her need to help her sister but found her methods and thoughts to be childish and selfish. There were times were she was not a “weak” protag but then in the next paragraph she was.

I liked when Isaac was being a jerk and thought that the whole “change” in him would be cool. Unfortunately it doesn’t take long for him to fall madly in love with Adria, so it was a letdown.

I will probably continue the series at a later date.

Wolves, War, Love. If you like all three then you will probably like this book.

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Sep 20, 2012

Ember (Death Collectors #1) by Jessica Sorensen

Book Description:

What if you knew when someone was going to die?

For seventeen-year-old Ember, life is death. With a simple touch, she knows when someone will die. It’s her curse and the reason she secludes herself from the world. The only person who knows her secret is her best friend Raven.

Then she meets Asher Morgan. He’s gorgeous, mysterious, and is the only person Ember can't sense death from. So when he pushes into her life, she doesn’t mind.

But when unexplained deaths start to haunt her town, Ember starts questioning why she can’t sense Asher's death and what he may be hiding.

Christina's BookReview
“The cemetery is my sense of comfort, my sanctuary in a world of darkness, the one piece of light that I have in my life.”

Ember Edwards life is not one of a normal seventeen year old. Ember is haunted by death. Since the age of four Ember can see the deaths of everyone around her. That alone makes life for her a living nightmare. Add into the mix that her mother hates her, her brother is insane and she is being accused for the supposed death of her father, Ember’s life is terrible. But when Asher Morgan walks into her life Ember finally has the serenity she has always wanted and never had. Or so she thought.

When people around her start to go missing and turn up dead Ember doesn’t know what is going on. She doesn’t know who to trust anymore. Not even her best friend, Raven. And then there’s the impulse that drives her to the other new kid in town, Cameron. There is something so compelling and so dangerous about him that has her on edge. Now Ember has to deal with the curse she carries, a detached family, a selfish best friend, two mysterious guys and someone that is out to kill her. You can't help but ask yourself: What girl wouldn’t go insane and start seeing things? Can Ember find the good in a world where she only knows evil?

I am a fan of Mrs. Sorensen’s work and was eager to start this new series. I was not disappointed. This book quickly drew me in and had me guessing throughout. Ember’s life is terrible and you felt sorry for her because of what she goes through. You quickly know that Cameron and Asher are different but don’t know who is who until the very end, or at least the middle. I liked Asher’s character and thought he was really sweet but really detached. I also liked Cameron’s characters but thought he was a jerk most of the times. Both boys have their good and bad and I liked that about it.

The only reason this received a 3.5-4 star rating is because I felt like the characters were a little bland at times. Ember was a pushover and all over the place. One moment she wanted to jump one and the next the other. It was kind of slutty for a girl that never had an interest in relationships. Raven was also the most selfish and demanding friend ever.

On top of that there were some parts of the book where a character was talked about that wasn’t in the book. I think this was a mistake that should have been caught before publishing.

All in all this was a good read. The storyline was good and I can’t wait to read to see what happens. The whole good vs evil plot is one of my favorites and I can’t wait to see where the Grim Reaper/Angel of Death/Grim Angel storyline goes.

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Sep 17, 2012

Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park

Book Description:

Something is seriously off in the Watkins home. And Julie Seagle, college freshman, small-town Ohio transplant, and the newest resident of this Boston house, is determined to get to the bottom of it.

When Julie's off-campus housing falls through, her mother's old college roommate, Erin Watkins, invites her to move in. The parents, Erin and Roger, are welcoming, but emotionally distant and academically driven to eccentric extremes. The middle child, Matt, is an MIT tech geek with a sweet side ... and the social skills of a spool of USB cable. The youngest, Celeste, is a frighteningly bright but freakishly fastidious 13-year-old who hauls around a life-sized cardboard cutout of her oldest brother almost everywhere she goes.

And there's that oldest brother, Finn: funny, gorgeous, smart, sensitive, almost emotionally available. Geographically? Definitely unavailable. That's because Finn is traveling the world and surfacing only for random Facebook chats, e-mails, and status updates. Before long, through late-night exchanges of disembodied text, he begins to stir something tender and silly and maybe even a little bit sexy in Julie's suddenly lonesome soul.

To Julie, the emotionally scrambled members of the Watkins family add up to something that ... well ... doesn't quite add up. Not until she forces a buried secret to the surface, eliciting a dramatic confrontation that threatens to tear the fragile Watkins family apart, does she get her answer.

Flat-Out Love comes complete with emails, Facebook status updates, and instant messages.

Christina's BookReview

“You can look back now and see how you should have known, but you were focusing on the facts instead of the feeling.”

“I tell you that I like being this close to you and how you feel against me. But now even I'm hesitant. I'm afraid that when we hit the ground, this will be over. We'll land and this feeling between us will vanish. That you won't feel it any longer. I can't stand that thought.” 

Julie Seagle is a high school graduate, expecting to make a change from her Ohio life. When she has the opportunity to move away and start her college life in Boston everything seems perfect to her. Boston quickly turns out to be a nightmare.

With her great housing turning out to be a dud and nowhere to go Julie must turn to the only people that can help her out. The Watkins, are long time friends of Julies mother and happily open there home to her. Everything seems normal at first for Julie. What family doesn’t consist of a geeky but sweet son, a quirky thirteen year old daughter, a son traveling the world, and a mother and father that are always submerged in work? But something is amiss with the family.

Celeste, the daughter, is not your average thirteen year old. With her impeccable articulation, little girl fashion and closed off personality, Celeste is interesting. But the weirdest thing about her being the cardboard cutout of Finn, the oldest brother that she carries around. One, which surprisingly to Julie, the Watkins seem to accept.

As Julie starts to spend time with the Watkins she can’t help but fall in love with them. Especially with the brother that she spends her time online chatting with. Finn gets her and makes her happy. But will Finn ever come home? Will the Watkins ever be able to be normal again?

All of your questions are answered in this book and if you haven’t read this you need to PICK THIS UP! This by far has been one of the best books I’ve read this year. It is so GREAT that I read it twice in one weekend! It was a wonderful story of love, relinquishing what you hold most dear, and learning to live again.

I loved every character in this book and loved the role they played in making this story work. From Julie’s friends to both her families, her real one and the Watkins. Celeste truly was a great girl and seeing her opening up and becoming a normal thirteen year old girl was a great journey to see develop. Julie was the saving grace for the Watkins and you could really identify with her need to help throughout the whole book.

The messaging with Finn was so great and you instantly adore him. However, the son that I automatically loved was Matt. He was a geek, yes. He was levelheaded and boring at times, yes. But there was so much more to Matt and I instantly knew that. He was cute and adorable but he had a side to him that you detect and can’t wait to see. And OMG when you finally see it! His banter with Julie had me laughing each time, his adoration and protection of his sister was so heartwarming and his shirts just rocked! :D You’ll see what I mean when you pick this up. But let me just give you a little teaser:

“Julie marched over to Matt. She stood in front of him and crossed her arms. “Lift up your sweatshirt.”
Matt rolled his eyes. “God, you really know how to turn a guy on.”
Julie didn’t budge. “If I was trying to turn you on, I could do better than that. Now, lift up your sweatshirt.”
Matt looked up at her and tried to look serious. “Julie, I’m completely offended that you have so little faith in my honesty. I thought at this point in our friendship that you would at least—”
“Get up.” Julie leaned over and shut his laptop. “Get up!” she said again.
“You’re being ridiculous,” Matt said laughing, but he stood up. “I trust you implicitly, and it wouldn’t kill you to show me the same respect.”
“Show me!”
Matt sidestepped the chair and took a few steps backward. “You have quite the attitude today. Suspicious and mean.”
Julie took a step forward, causing Matt to continue backing away. “Lift up your shirt.”
“Look, I appreciate an aggressive woman, but this is really getting weird.”
Julie grabbed his sweatshirt by the waist cuff and lifted it up with one hand, as she pulled down his T-shirt with the other. Matt put his hands over hers, lightly protesting, but she refused to let go. “Aha!” She squinted at his shirt.
“OK, I don’t even know what this is, but it’s definitely geeky.” 

Halfway through the book I kind of figured out what was going on. Didn’t know the whole picture but had my suspicions. And when finally “shit hits the fan” you are, one second in disbelief and the next second your heart is hurting for the people involved in the situation. It’s so touching and such a beautiful story that it makes you sad to finish it. I wanted more of Julie and the Watkins. My only alternative was re-reading, which is exactly what I did.

Trust me! Pick up this book! It is AMAZING! I can’t say it enough! 

Sep 13, 2012

Shadows (Lux # 0.5) by Jennifer Armentrout

Book Description:

The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane.

Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable.

Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, she can’t stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in.

Captivated. Lured. Loved.

Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence...and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself.
Christina's BookReview
 “She. Spoke. To. Him. First. It was like winning the lottery, getting laid, and climbing the highest cliff all rolled into one. But he needed to play it cool, because he was trending into lame-o land at a quick pace.”

In this novella from Jennifer Armentrout’s Lux series we are introduced to Dawson and Bethany’s story.

In Obsidian we met Daemon and Dee and scratched the surface on what their life had been pre-Katy. In this book we get the complete details.

Dawson is the complete opposite of Daemon. Dawson wears his heart on his sleeves as to where his brother is very cautious. He’s caring, loving, sweet and levelheaded. But he is also very protective of the people he loves and that is one thing that the triplets have in common. When Bethany Williams walks into his life Dawson finally finds the one thing that will test his dedication to his life as a Luxen. Bethany is a human girl and as we found out in Obsidian, a relationship between the two is forbidden.

Bethany Williams isn’t happy with the new change in her life. Although she understands that her uncle has to be cared for her family has broken up. With a father that only comes home on the weekends and a mother that is overprotective she tries to keep to herself. The moment she sets eyes on the beautiful twins she can’t help but be captivated with the one with the smile on his face.

Bethany wants Dawson and Dawson wants Bethany. Unfortunately their lives get complicated when the Luxen community doesn’t agree with Dawson’s decision and the Arum is out to kill them. And after reading Obsidian we know how it ends up. Or do we?

I have my suspicions about what happened to the two and hope that everything works out as I predict them. I can’t wait to continue reading more!

I liked this book and liked getting to know more about what happened with Dawson and Bethany. I found myself enjoying their relationship as much as Katy and Daemons. Where Katy’s and Daemon’s is hot and heavy, Dawson’s and Bethany’s is sweet and cute.

If you haven’t checked out this series do yourself a favor and pick it up! You will love it!  

Obsidian (Lux #1)- Review HERE
Oynx (Lux #2)- Review HERE

Sep 7, 2012

Darkfever by Karen M. Moning

Book Description:

MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks…until something extraordinary happens.

When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae….

As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister’s death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane–an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women–closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac’s true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book–because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands…
Christina's BookReview

“Sometimes, Ms. Lane," he said, "one must break with one's past to embrace one's future. It is never an easy thing to do. It is one of the distinguishing characteristics between survivors and victims. Letting go of what was, to survive what is.”

MacKayla Lane is living the perfect life. She has a perfect family, perfect frie4nds, and a perfect job. But that is all about to change…

When the sudden news of her sister’s death brings her life crashing down Mac is intent on finding her killer. To follow the path she must travel to Ireland and discover the life her sister had there. What she isn’t prepared is for the truths she is about to discover on her journey. A journey in the dangerous realm of the Fae isn’t what Perfect Mac expected. She especially didn’t expect to have to seek help from the one person that is making her life a living hell, Jericho Barron's.

Jericho is a mysterious man that doesn’t’ have time for nonsense or helping anyone but himself. When Barron's has no other choice but to help Mac he quickly learns a lesson in compassion. Or at least in sociability. Mac isn't about to let Barrons' control her and her actions in any way.

When they both discover that Mac is much more vital to their survival, the two must work together to find out the answers to their questions.

But will following the trail lead to their ultimate demise?

I have to say that this book was a little hard to get into at the beginning. Mac was not the kind of character that I can put up with but the action and other characters made up for it. When Mac suddenly transforms from a spoiled rich kid to a kick ass protag the story begins to make a turn for the better.

Her stubbornness makes Barron’s temper flare and it was hilarious to read. Barron’s is one tough cookie to crack, and even though at the end he still is, you can’t help but like the fact that he’s pretty much a real bad ass.

All in all, this book was good. I can’t wait to read on and see what’s going to happen next.

Sep 6, 2012

Madly & Wolfhardt (Madly #2) by M. Leighton

Book Description:

Madly is your average nearly-eighteen year old girl—for a princess, that is.

Madly James is thoroughly enjoying her internship in the small town of Slumber when the unthinkable happens—there’s a prison break in Atlas, the magically-protected home of Madly’s race. A traitor has set free eight Lore, the spirits of what humans know as fairy tales, and they are making their way to Slumber to awaken their descendants.

The first spirit to arrive is that of Ulrich Wolfhardt, a man that was once obsessed with wolves and a young maiden he would follow through the woods. After a bite from a wolf, Wolfhardt’s obsession with the girl became an unnatural hunger and the young maiden’s grandmother cursed him with a fate worse than death. And now he’s back…with a vengeance and a bite that can infect others as well.

Madly must learn the identity of Wolfhardt’s descendant and stop him before he kills again and spreads his curse across the earth. But the only person strong enough to help Madly is Jackson, the Sentinel who vowed to protect her and the one person capable of breaking her heart. Can Madly resist forbidden love long enough to save the world from Wolfhardt? Or will she have to sacrifice her heart and her destiny to save the ones she loves?
Christina's BookReview
“I felt Jackson's strength flowing from him, from his skin, into me. It poured into my palms and ran in waves up my arms to flood my body. My scalp tingled with it. My lungs expanded with it. My soul danced with it. My heart burst with it."

In the first official installment of the Madly series we pick up a few days after the novella ended. After realizing that she must capture the Lore in order to save Atlas Madly is faced with her first real “Warden Princess” duty. She must capture the first descendant coming to Slumber. Ulrich Wolfhardt, which in our human world is known as the “wolf” from Red Riding Hood. With some craftiness she is able to quickly find the descendant of the young maiden. As she works to befriend the girl to keep her safe, Madly comes to terms with what she is really meant to do and just how much of a part she plays in saving her home. She must also deal with the world wind love/dislike relationship that she and Jackson are in.

Will Madly be able to save her home? Will she discover who the Wolfhardt descendant is before it is too late?

When I read Madly, the novella, I was quickly enchanted with the storyline of this series and couldn’t wait to continue to read on. I loved the whole Mer aspect and the way Mrs. Leighton weaved in the fairytale theme. I loved all the characters introduced and as I continued with Madly & Wolfhardt I was not disappointed. The plot just got more fascinating.

Madly is trying to save Kellina, the descendant of the young maiden, by figuring out just who the Wolfhardt descendant is and eliminating him so that she can save Atlas. All the while she is trying hard to control the “ties” that are binding her to Jackson. It is wrong for her to love a Sentinel because it is forbidden and because she is set to marry Aidan, her best friend. But she doesn’t feel anything but sisterly love for him. Her feelings for Jackson however are all abiding. Her feelings however don’t stop her from being one stubborn and headstrong female protag. I loved that she didn’t let Jackson push her around. Although she was overly stubborn at times I still enjoyed the realness in her. I did find it frustrating that she wouldn’t open up to Jersey, her best friend, about what was going on but also understood why she didn’t. I enjoyed her relationship with Aidan and how she didn’t turn her back on him when things got rough or awkward.

Jackson is doing his job as Madly’s Sentinel. He will do anything to keep her safe, not only because it is his job. Jackson, just like Madly, knows what’s going on between them. He tries to fight it because of the known dilemma but fails miserably. Madly’s soul calls to him like his does to her. But Jackson must first help her save Atlas and the people they love. Jackson unfailing love and protection of Madly is what will have readers head over heels for him. Not to mention the fact that he is incredibly gorgeous and a great brother to Jersey! If you wonder why so many girls are “Hooked on Jackson” then this book will serve as your answer! Mrs. Leighton knows how to give us swoon worth guys and Jackson is topping that list! :-)

If you LOVED the novella you will LOVE this installment of the series! Pick it up! You will not be disappointed! 
Madly (#1)- Review HERE
Madly & The Jackal (#3)- Review to Come