Shades of Night by R.G. Porter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Alexandra has a secret. Several, in fact. One, in particular, is a secret she must keep, no matter the cost. You see, she’s not entirely human. Half human, half Fae, she’s been tasked with keeping her family secrets hidden. Among other things, anyway.
For as long as she can remember, she’s kept to herself in hopes of keeping people from discovering who, and what, she is. While her solitary existence hasn’t exactly been a piece of cake, she’s made do with all that she’s been given. She’s also taken the time to hone her abilities amidst the turmoil of recently losing her mother. Despite her recent heartache, she’s determined to make her mother proud in every way possible. Read on »
Familiar Light by Sarah Ballance
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Laney Kent has spent the past seven years remembering her first love. His touch, his kiss, his very memory haunts her to the very depths of her soul. Bridger Jansen was everything she ever wanted, yet circumstances forced her to leave him, and everything between them, behind. She now has a chance to rectify the situation in hopes of fixing what went wrong when she returns to Barrier Shoals.
Nursing a broken heart, Bridger never expected to see Laney ever again. Yet there she is in all of her resplendent beauty. The sight of her takes his breath away and he soon realizes he never stopped loving her. Yet the sting of her betrayal still smarts and he’s unsure as to whether they’ll be able to pick up where they left off. When it becomes apparent that someone is stalking Laney, Bridger is determined to protect her at all costs. Read on »
In chapters 5 – 7, the story picks up where the last portion of the book left off. The boys are living large and looking forward to the battle of the bands. Tom and Dan have taken matters into their own hands and have started looking around for recruits to fill up the other empty spaces in the band itself. The task at hand isn’t easy, but they’ve hope all will come together before the contest’s deadline.
Achieving a portion of their goals, the boys begin their transition as a band with the help of Mark and Chris. Things are going dandy and the boys are enjoying their time together to the full extent. Yet there’s a mystery surrounding Mark that Tom can’t quite put his finger on. Read on »
The highs and lows of high school . . . They can be your ultimate dreams or your onerous failures. For Tom and Dan, it’s a little bit of both.
Full of dreams they seek in making come true, they must overcome the every day pitfalls of high school. From the high school bully to the day to day grind of having to homework. Yet the pair is determined to make the most of what they’ve got. Tom dreams of Jaelithe, the one girl who’s peaked his interest since forever. Dan, on the other hand, is content with his carefree way of looking at life. Read on »
Revealing Eden by Victoria Foyt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The world has changed in so many ways. Ruled by those who can withstand the deadly solar rays, those with the lightest skin are considered to be the lowest of the low. Eden Newman knows this within every fiber of her being. Yet she’s done her best to fit in ever since she can remember. Adopting the artificial coating that gives her protection against the world outside, she’s struggled to make the most of what life has given her.
Acceptance of who and what she is, however, has been hard to come by. Her only option is to find someone who would be willing to mate with her, thus boosting her potential as a worthwhile citizen within the new world. This, unfortunately, is easier said than done. Nonetheless, she’s intent on using the resources around her to gain the upper hand and find the happiness that’s eluded her for so long. Read on »