Hunter of Demons by Jordan L. Hawk

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4stars

Title: Hunter of Demons
Author: Jordan L. Hawk
Series: SPECTR #1, Series #1
Number of pages: 153 (kindle edition)
Good things about this book: It has great elements and a lot of potential.
Bad things about this book: It was kind of insta-lust but in this case it was okay.
Do I recommend it? Yes.
Rate: 4/5

Read the summary and add this book on Goodreads: here

PLOT —
Paranormal boy possessed by a vampire falls in love with an exorcist with a butt made in heaven, and they solve demon crimes together. That’s it, that’s the story and it was just the kind of story I usually love with a mix of different elements that I definitely didn’t hate. The story was short, so I didn’t have a chance to get to know the characters but there’s so many more books. There’s time to see if I like them or not.

CHARACTERS —
Caleb was difficult to picture at first but then I imagine him as a long-haired hottie, like one of the many male models I follow on Instagram and I was involved. John on the other hand, was like a buff male model, a bit like I picture Jacob from the Psycop books that I adore. Yes, I need to have a clear picture of the characters in my head to fully enjoy a book. Now that I have a clear picture and that I’ve really liked this first book, I’m curious about what’s going to happen right now that Caleb is in that dire situation.

THOUGHTS —
The story is quite simple but really nice. I got a sort of Venom feeling; a human (well, not entirely) possessed by another entity, in this case the spirit of a vampire, and they communicate through thoughts. And if completely possessed he turned into said entity. I loved it. I can already see the polyamorous love between them and John. I can’t wait.

CONCLUSION —
This was exactly the kind of book I like!!! Demons, spirits, possessions, vampires, exorcists!!! And love…more lust right now, but they’re soft and sweet and I expect great things from this series! I bought the whole set in ebook!

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[ARC] Cutie and the Beast by E.J. Russell

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4stars

“They only know tales and legends, so they can do nothing but shoot in the dark. As if you held a guitar in one hand and strings in another, knowing the two could be put together to make music. But without knowledge, you’d be more likely to break the strings, warp the neck of the guitar, than you would be to play the simplest of songs.”

Title: Cutie and the Beast (Fae Out of Water #1)
Author: E.J. Russell
Good things about this book: Supernatural being living among us!
Bad things about this book: Nothing really worth mentioning, a couple typos maybe.
Do I recommend it? Yes, it’s a fun and light read!
Rate: 4/5

Read the summary and add this book on Goodreads: here

**ARC received via Netgalley**

When it comes to books, the ones I choose easily please me. I’m not very picky. My ratings are always high. It’s not a lie; I simply enjoy almost every book I read. Since the beginning of my Goodreads adventure I have given 2 stars or less to very few books. Those books deceived me because they looked and sounded good, just what I needed and then huge disappointment. I’m usually lucky, though.

I was in the mood for a light read with a happy ending and I was lucky Netgalley approved my request for this book that had a lot of elements that are usually a nice mix resulting in a joyful reading session. Supernatural, urban fantasy, Portland in Oregon (the Grimm’s home; I love him), magic, seelie court, bards, vampires, dragons, werewolves, and all kinds of other shifters and interesting characters.

David loved big men, but he didn’t like bullies, and the good doctor’s body language was all me-Tarzan-you-twink.

The cutie is a young handsome boy who answers to the name of David. He lives with his aunt and her friends and is unlucky when it comes to love and work. Wherever he goes he seems to cause riots and angry mobs. But he needs a job and he gets one as a temp as Dr. Kendrick’s assistant. He is attracted to his voice but then he will be attracted to almost everything else. He will get what he wants; he’s just stubborn like that.

The beast is Alun Kendrick, the Lord of the Sidhe, cursed and exiled from the faerie’s realm. His curse has given him a disfigured face and the soul of a martyr. He glares and scowls and is bitchy with our poor David, the only one who looks him in the eye. He can’t have a human so near his patients, oh excuse me, his clients, since they are all supernatural beings. Benji, the little dragon shifter is adorable and I loved his interactions with David.

“Let’s see—pissy elves, demon hounds, and a tidal wave in a knee-high creek, not to mention swords, magic, and sex.” He flung his arms wide. “Best. First date. Ever.”

I thought this was going to be a cute and steamy retelling of the well known fairy tale with the beauty and the beast starting off badly, then getting to know each other, falling in love and breaking the curse. I was wrong, so wrong; this book was completely something else and I loved every part of it. There are twists, battles, revelations, sweet moments, a couple of steamy episodes as well, faerie ceremonies, flirtatious characters, fun dance moves, and so so much more.

“Ignorance does not equal safety. Ignorance equals ignorance, and that can get you just as dead.”

It has a very nice message, too. A message I can’t tell you (maybe you can get a hint of it from the quote above), so you’ll have to find out by yourself. This was so cute and funny and worth every hour I spent reading it, even as sick as I am right now. Summer cold is annoying but this book made my day a little bit better. I can’t wait to read about the two other faerie brothers; luckily I won’t have to wait much. Now excuse me while I go dancing with zero rhythm or coordination like dear David. Y-M-C-A!!!!

This is my true superpower: dance as an offensive weapon.

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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“He smiles, and he’s made of trouble.”

Title: Carry On
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Why you should read this book: magic, young love, vampires, ghosts, mysteries to solve!

If you haven’t read the book “Fangirl” by Rainbow Rowell don’t read the summary nor the review because it may contain spoilers.

Simon Snow is preparing himself for his last year at the Watford School of Magicks and he is hoping it can be better than all the previous years. Unfortunately as soon as he arrives there are only bad news waiting for him: his mentor, The Mage, wants to send him away to protect him, and his girlfriend Agatha broke up with him because she fell in love with his nemesis and roommate, Baz. And guess what? Baz didn’t even show for the beginning of school and that is driving Simon crazy!
The Mages world is threatened by the Humdrum, an evil entity that swallows magic wherever he shows, and it seems that it follows Simon ruining all his hopes for a relaxing and quiet last year of school.

Loved it, loved it, really loved it!! I was already in love with the characters from Cath’s fanfics but now that I truly know them I love them a whole lot more. Simon, the terrible chosen one obsessed with his roommate, Baz, a charming and rich student with a secret. Penny, Simon’s best friend and powerful mage and Agatha…I don’t like her, from beginning to end I didn’t like her. Sorry!

I always love when stories are told from different POVs (like Eleanor & Park), every chapter seen from a different perspective so that the reader can see what’s really going on in the characters’ heads. I love the parts where the POVs were switching every few sentences. If you’ve read the book you’ll know exactly what glorious part I’m referring to. I still have goose bumps. Sometimes I think my heart will not get excited over teenager’s feelings because I’m, let’s say, an older lady, but then these painful feelings of love start inside my heart and explode like a supernova!

“For a moment — not even a moment, a split second — I imagine him saying, ‘The truth is, I’m desperately attracted to you.’ And then I imagine myself spitting in his face. and then I imagine licking it off his cheek and kissing him. (Because I’m disturbed. Ask Anyone.)”

Simon & Baz are fictional characters of a fictional book inside Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Cath, the main character of the book, writes fan fictions about them being in love. Knowing these premises we know that Simon & Baz are going to be together, in love, a mage and a mage/vampire. Roommates at first then something more. We don’t know exactly how this is going to happen because in Fangirl we are only shown a few chapters of the fanfic but we know that love is just behind the corner for these two guys who think they hate each other. Yeah, sure, hate!

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How cute are they?

The plot of Carry On is not focused on romance, is focused on two different situations: the battle of the mages world against the insidious humdrum and finding the truth behind a very important event that happened a long time ago in Watford. Simon will have his best friend Penelope, Penny, to help him and Baz. Will they be able to collaborate without fighting all the time? Will Simon understand what is that feeling he’s had in him for a very long time?

My otp is adorable beyond compare! I was grinning from ear to ear all the time! I read about them fighting and all I could think about was “Just kiss each other”!

The only think I didn’t 100% love was the ending. I found it a little hasty. I know the book was already long enough but I thought there were a couple of things that needed more explanation. A part from that everything was perfect! I think I will think about this story for a very long time.

Do I recommend it? Yes, Simon & Baz will steal your heart.
Rate: 5/5

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