Sunday, August 31, 2014

Welcome Junior Year

Hello lovelies! So it's official, with the first of school literally around the corner, I have to begin to mentally prepare myself for what the upcoming school year is going to bring. As of September 4, I will be entering my Junior Year of high school, also known as the Year of No Sleep because it's just an endless year of stress.

I actually debated a while on taking a break from the blog for a year but after really thinking that through, it just didn't make sense. Plus, I don't think I can bear to not blog for a year, it would feel so weird. So in preparation for that, I'm going to list out a couple of goals and schedules that I have in mind.

First off, I want to post at least one review a week. Even if it kills me, I want to do that. They take a big more work than weekly memes which you guys might actually see more of in the next couple of months. I still want to make an effort to sit down and write one review a week to keep you guys updated on books that I'm reading. If I'm lucky, I can give myself a chunk of time over the weekends and write reviews to my heart's content and then schedule them out. That shouldn't be too hard and definitely doable. September shouldn't be that bad because I have a bunch of reviews for scheduled already. 

Like I mentioned above, weekly bookish memes are going to become a huge part of the blog. Things like Music Mondays (yep, I'm bringing them back), Top Tuesdays, TBR lists, Teaser Tuesdays, Waiting on Wednesdays, Life of a Blogger, etc. All that fun stuff that is a lot easier to put together and takes a lot less time than reviews. That doesn't mean I put any less effort but in terms of how quickly I can compile a review versus one of the memes, the memes win. Also, it's a fun way to kind of get to know me a bit better! 

And of course Book Tours. I am so in love with them as you can see from the past couple of months, I signed up for quite a few and they've definitely kept me busy. In another attempt to refrain myself from going to crazy, I've restricted myself to only signing up for 5 tours per month. It's killing me and there are so many unread tour invitations sitting in my email, but I can't click them because I will probably go insane and sign up for all of them. But...I found a tiny loophole → Book Blitz. They are short, simple, and you still get to explore new books! 

So that's pretty much it! My plans in regards to blogging schedule and how the blog is going to be run in the upcoming school year. Good luck to all those returning to school and here's to a spectacular year!! Love you all~ 

Foreverly Obsessed,

The Girl and the Clockwork Cat

ASIN: B00MLM9L46
Pages: 224
Publication Date: September 2 2014
Source: Entangled Teen
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Summary:
Feisty teenage thief Maeko and her maybe-more-than-friend Chaff have scraped out an existence in Victorian London’s gritty streets, but after a near-disastrous heist leads her to a mysterious clockwork cat and two dead bodies, she’s thrust into a murder mystery that may cost her everything she holds dear.
Her only allies are Chaff, the cat, and Ash, the son of the only murder suspect, who offers her enough money to finally get off the streets if she’ll help him find the real killer. 
What starts as a simple search ultimately reveals a conspiracy stretching across the entire city. And as Maeko and Chaff discover feelings for each other neither was prepared to admit, she’s forced to choose whether she’ll stay with him or finally escape the life of a street rat. But with danger closing in around them, the only way any of them will get out of this alive is if all of them work together.
Hey everyone! Welcome to my early review for The Girl and the Clockwork Cat. This is a YA steampunk with adventure and mystery! 

Maeko is a street rat with exceptional skills. One night, she stumbles across a cat with a clockwork leg. Before she knows it, she's hanging out with a bunch of pirate musicians and then she's in jail and the cat is gone. Luckily, Maeko's tiny and she can easily fit through the bars to escape. Something stops her, a man who begs her to free him. She does and once they're free, he turns on her. Then she stumbles into the office/apartment of the owner who made the cat's clockwork leg to find two people dead and the pirate she saw earlier is the leading suspect.

Before I get into any detail, I just want to say that this book was really fun. The only reason why I didn't give it a higher rating was because I had just finished Clockwork Princess and I wanted something with clockwork things and that's what the publisher pitched it as. Personally, not as good as Clockwork Princess but it's still a really great book. I just wanted to clarify that, okay moving on~

One thing that Nikki McCormack did really well was capture the essence of Victorian London. The language, the writing, the way the characters spoke reflected the era really well. The characters were real and they touched you. Maeko has been living on the streets, but she has a mother who lives in a house. Why is that? Why did she run away? Maeko was a really interesting character for me. She was street smart and cunning, but she's a kid and you see that reflected through her personality and how she acts. The way that she acts around people and how she handles things show that she's a kid but she's a smart kid. 

The murder mystery intrigue was overwhelming. You got to see everything unfold and you have your suspicions and at times, you even suspect the people that are close to Maeko. Honestly, the intrigue of the story was what kept me turning the pages. It lures and pulls you into the story and makes you question the facts. Let me just say that if I ever run into Hatchet-face in real like I'm going to be real damn scared. 

There's a touch of romance but not too much. We have Ash on one side of the love triangle and Chaff on the other. I don't know whose side I'm on yet, but I'm leaning towards Chaff. Ash is a good kid, he's loyal to his family and he's determined. But Chaff, he's Maeko's mentor and there are so many times that he could have just been like "Nope sorry girl, I'm not helping and risking my life for someone I don't know, but he doesn't! He helps because Maeko is determined to help Ash clear his father's name and he doesn't want Maeko getting hurt or in trouble. Another reason why I'm leaning more towards Chaff is that he knows Maeko and he knows her abilities so throughout the book he never second guesses herself even when she might be feeling doubtful.

Okay so the conclusion. The Girl and the Clockwork Cat has action, mystery, intrigue, and really lovable characters. Definitely recommend that you guys give it a shot and if you do, let me know what you think in the comments below! 
3.5 out of 5 stars

Foreverly Obsessed,

Saturday, August 30, 2014

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Ella James

Hey everyone! Welcome to spotlight and today we're going to shine the light on Ella James, the author of the Stained series!

Ella James
~*~AUTHOR BIO~*~
Ella James is a Colorado author who writes teen and adult romance. She is happily married to a man who knows how to wield a red pen, and together they are raising a feisty two-year-old who will probably grow up believing everyone's parents go to war over the placement of a comma.
Ella's books have been listed on numerous Amazon bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and the Amazon Top 100; two were listed among Amazon's Top 100 Young Adult Ebooks of 2012.
To find out more about Ella's projects and get dates on upcoming releases, find her on Facebook atfacebook.com/ellajamesauthorpage and follow her blog, www.ellajamesbooks.com. Questions or comments? Tweet her at author_ellaj or e-mail her at ella_f_james@ymail.com.
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Hope you guys learned a little more about another author! Be sure to check out her works and social media links!

Foreverly Obsessed,

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bout of Books 11.0 Wrap-up!

Hey everyone!! Welcome to my Bout of Books 11.0 Wrap-up! The Bout of Books was my first ever read-a-thon and I had a lot of fun participating in the challenges and reading as much as I can. Surprisingly, I deviated so much from my TBR list but I still got a ton of reading done! I read...

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It definitely DID NOT turn out as I expected but in a good way! I really enjoyed how it questioned at the thought of perfection and the technology is just incredible!
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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I enjoyed it but I still didn't love it. The ending was a bit laughable though, it was like a cliff-hanger that didn't really do its job. I definitely like the concept of Alchemists, but I'm still iffy about continuing the series.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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I had to read this for tour and I have to say that I really loved it. I already have a review up so you can check that out here.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Pretty great sequel to the first book. Thankfully it didn't give me any book hangovers, but I'm sure the third one will. This really sets the stage for the third book and while not much happened in my opinion, the last 100 or so pages still had some really cool action! Review coming soon :)
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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I was given a review by Entangled Indulgence for review and I really enjoyed it! I did a review of this book already so you can check out my thoughts here.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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This was enjoyable and just something that I slipped into my reading after finding it on my Kindle. It was a really cute story and just something simple and sweet.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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I participated in a review blitz for this book and it completely blew me away. I loved the story and the characters and it was overall really adorable! You can check out my review here for more thoughts!
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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I was kind of craving some contemporary after reading the Man Test so I picked this up. Um...it's a really cute story but the amount of swearing was a huge blech for me. Probably recommend it for more mature people because this does get pretty graphic.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

So that's my wrap-up! I'm probably going to do a read-a-thon experience post sometime soon so be on the look-out for that! What did you guys read during the week? I'd love to know, thanks so much for reading I'll see y'all next time :)

Foreverly Obsessed,


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Brina Courtney


Hey everyone! Today we're going to be shining the spotlight on Brina Courtney, author of the amazing Cryptid series! 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brina Courtney is a young adult author obsessed with chocolate, crime shows, and fantasy movies. She's spent the last few years as an elementary teacher and a high school cheering coach. She lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two very loud, small dogs. 

My parents wanted to name me something that couldn't be shortened so "Brina" came out of a baby book. It's pronounced like the water filter but with an "n" instead of a "t." I know I wish it was more exciting too, but sadly, it's really not. Though it's different and I like it.
I've been writing professionally for over three years. I also teach in an elementary school and I coach high school cheerleading.
After finally landing a teaching job I was only employed for two years before the furloughs started. If you're from PA you know that teachers are facing the biggest budget cuts we've ever seen, so when I lost my job I decided to start writing the Cryptid Tales novels. I had nothing to lose and everything to gain. 
Brina Courtney

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So hopefully you got to learn a little bit more about Brina Courtney and definitely check out her links!

Foreverly Obsessed,

Monday, August 25, 2014

Blitz: Lost to Me


Lost To Me
Release Date: 08/19/14

Summary from Goodreads:
Lauren Kelling’s prom night is a memory she’ll never forget—in her nightmares. She had the dress, the hair, and romantic first time plans with her boyfriend, Kolton Seidel. But what should have been the best night of her life bleeds into terror when she’s brutally attacked.

Now, Lauren relives the events leading up to prom, unraveling the clues that should have warned her of the trauma to come. Like Kolton ’s malicious ex-girlfriend, who’ll do anything to rip them apart. Or Kolton’s mentally unstable brother.

After the tragedy, Lauren wants to hide, disfigured inside and out, while Kolton drowns in a sea of guilt. Only together can the two of them lay rest to the past and heal each other, through a love too strong to break.



EXCERPT
I chased after him, laughter spilling from my throat. I could hear him laughing, too. I wasn’t far behind. When I got to the dune and climbed up behind him, my legs ached. He clasped his hands around my wrists and tugged me up beside him.
Two higher dunes on either side sheltered us, giving us our own private spot to sit. I rubbed my calf, trying to get a knot out of the muscle.
“Cramp?” Kolton stretched my leg across his lap and rubbed. It was a little awkward at first, but I liked him touching me. “Is that good?”
“Getting better.” My face grew hot. My hand found my cheek on instinct. The moon gave the crests of the waves silver tips. The ocean roared as it crashed onto the sand. I took a deep breath of the warm air. It smelled of seaweed and Kolton, making me shiver.
“Cold?” he asked.
“No, I’m fine.” I was more than fine. The shiver was from total relaxation, from being immersed in the moment.
His head tilted to the side, and his eyes studied mine. Then, he reached up, took my hand, and lowered it from my face. “It bothers you, doesn’t it? Your birthmark?”
I blinked a few times and focused on a patch of sea grass by my foot. “I guess.”
“It shouldn’t. It’s not like a big, hairy wart or something.” He squeezed my hand. His laugh was tender. “It’s actually cute—like a beauty mark.”
“Right.” I rolled my eyes. The last thing I could accept was compliments on my birthmark. “It’s gorgeous.”
He put my leg down and wrapped his arm around me. “Lauren?”
“Yeah?”
“I want to kiss you.”
Before I could see it happen, he’d cupped my chin, and his lips were against mine. They felt amazing, full and soft. His kisses were gentle. He didn’t overwhelm me, and I liked him even more for that.
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About the Author
Jamie Blair lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband, their two kids and a cat that broke into their house and refused to leave. She won a young author's contest in third grade, but it probably shouldn't count since her mom wrote most of her entry. LEAP OF FAITH is her first novel. She promises her mom didn't write one word of it. 


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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Little Q&A

Hey everyone! So this is kind of an impromptu post but I was recently nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Chloe Yume  but I had I already been nominated. Either way, I thought I'd do the questions anyway so thank you so much Chloe for the nomination and awesome questions! Let's get started!!

1. Do you like to write, and if so, would you ever consider writing a novel?
I absolutely adore writing, but unfortunately I'm not the best. I come with so many ideas but I always lose the urge and drive to finish a story once I started. I have a Wattpad account where I post my random stories but I don't update it as often as I would like >.<
2. Who is your favourite author and why?
Goodness gracious, I can't even begin to pick one. I have so many favorites it's impossible to choose one! Um...Nicholas Sparks, Amy Harmon, Elizabeth LaBan, Brent Weeks, C.S. Lewis, CC Hunter, and a whole bunch of others!
3. Any weird reading habits?
If I have a specific time to read, I can't get myself to do it. I have to read when I should be doing something else. For example, if let's say I have a free afternoon and I could spend the time reading, I will sit down and end up doing something completely different. However, if I have a major test coming up or it's really late and I should be sleeping, I'll be reading. Does that count as a weird reading habit?
4. Why did you start your blog? What inspired you?
I started my book blog because I wanted to share my obsession with reading. At the beginning, I didn't really put much effort in maintaining it, but in 2013 something bad happened and my blog became my little place of refuge from the hectic world I lived in. The first book blog I came across were The Demon Librarians whom I had followed on Shelfari waaay back when. They were definitely an inspiration because well they were the first people I met who book blogged. However, they review mostly NA paranormal so young ones might want to steer clear.
5. What can you be found doing on days when you just hang around the house?
Probably in front of my computer on one of these 5 websites: Goodreads, Youtube, Tumblr, Buzzfeed, and Feedly.
6. Who is your inspiration, or someone you look up to?
My blogging inspiration comes from pretty much anywhere from the blogs I follow to anything I see in the internet. Life inspiration is kind of the same, I try to draw inspiration from everything around me and make the best of everything I have.
7. What are some things you hate? Why?
Cockroaches, I really hate them. In Taiwan, they are all over the place and they are so freaking impossible to kill. Just yuck. Book things I hate...insta-love, you gotta hate that insta-love.
8. What are some personality traits of yours that you like? Why?
I like that I'm very stubborn. I know that sounds weird cause a lot of people credit stubbornness as something bad, but I like how it gives me the drive to stay rooted in what I believe in. Oh I also really like my imagination. :)
9. If you had one superpower what would it be and why?
Either talking to animals or shifting into animals would be at the top of my list because animals are amazing. If I could manipulate one element...I would pick water because it comes in all three states of matter and it's life.
10. What would you do with a million dollars?
Can I take the greedy way out and say I'd put 80% of it in the bank for investment and take the other 20% and buy stuff? Or I'd use it to pay off student loans in the future...
11. If your life was a reality show, what would it be about?
The Life of a Fangirl - perfectly fine one minute and hysterical the next. :)

So that was pretty fun, don't forget to check out Chloe's Blog which is linked above! Thanks so much for reading and I'll see you all next time~ 

Foreverly Obsessed,

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Man Test


   
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Marin Johns is San Francisco’s Pollyanna couples therapist. She’s months away from wedded bliss when she discovers her fiancΓ© is having an affair. After nursing her broken heart with Kleenex and break-up songs, she adopts a new brand of thinking when she uncovers a tell-all book that proves all men are liars and cheaters who will do and say anything so they’re not found out. No exceptions.
In an attempt to convince her friends of her newfound truth, she begins a fictitious relationship with James, a do-gooder from Montana. Marin seeks any means necessary to catch him cheating from hiring a PI to enlisting the help of a fidelity tester. Will her new "boyfriend" beat the statistic or will Marin regret the satisfaction of being right?
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Hey everyone! Welcome to my review blitz for The Man Test by Amanda Aksel!! I had the amazing opportunity to do an online meet/greet through Mark My Words Publicity who also gave me a copy for review so thank you guys so much! Without further ado, let's get started!!

Marin has been seriously jilted by love. After walking in to her fiance in bed with another women, she's completely devastated. One day, while browsing through the shelves, she comes across a book that states that all men are liars and cheaters and it's like a lightbulb goes off in her head. Marin decides to convince her friends the truth about the male gender and who better to prove her theory true than James, a sweet "loyal" guy who she literally runs into. 

This book was absolutely adorable. It's so cute, I don't even know where to begin. Hm...let's start off dark. Marin walks in on her fiance having a little fun with another lady and gets her heart completely ripped out. I do have to commend her for her strength to put her foot down in ending the relationship despite her overwhelming feelings of love for him. While her methods of rebounding were certainly interesting, it was kinda funny and cool to see her pull herself out of her heartbreak to continue life. Her little run-in with Anderson only further proves her theory but how she handled it was absolutely hilarious.

James is so freaking cute! He's definitely made it onto my ever-growing list of book boyfriends. He's sweet, dependable, loyal, and all in all, a perfect gentleman. He's been hurt in the past and wouldn't want to wish that on anyone else so it's inevitable that he'd stay loyal to Marin. It was really adorable watching their relationship grow and seeing Marin begin to second-guess herself because out of all the guys she chose, she had to choose a keeper.

Marin's friends were also so much fun. Even though we didn't get much of Holly, she's a really fantastic friend for Marin and a really supportive person. Telly we got to see more of and my heart just cries for her. I so desperately want her to find someone like James and I hope that one day she'll find someone who is relationship-worthy for her OR she will finally realize that relationships are worth it. Will anyone?  Oh, we also can't forget about Andy. When we first meet him, Marin just paints him as a self-absorbed jerk that you instantly want to dislike him BUT you couldn't. He really ends up being such an amazing friend for her and really helps her come to conclusion with letting go of her broken relationship.

The ending was as heartwarming as the rest of the story. When things really start to go down, Marin is faced with the facts that maybe she took things a little too far. Her friends play a tremendous role in showing her the light of things and all in all this book was absolutely beautiful. Definitely recommend!



About Amanda Aksel


AMANDA (ah-MAHN-dah)- Latin- Meaning lovable or worthy of love. Fitting. I've always had an affinity for love. Being born in sunny San Diego in the mid 80’s to a young military couple gave me plenty of insight into the dynamics of a romantic relationship. Somewhere between moving coasts every three years, I found myself engrossed in fairytale romances and dressing up like a bride. My first real love was writing. By my sophomore year in a new high school in Virginia, I had a slew of short stories, songs, poems, and articles to my name. Writing was fun. It was a way to get the emotions, dialogue, and pictures out of my head, and create a destiny for my characters. I had no intention of making a career in writing, because it wasn’t what I did, it was who I was. In reality, I wanted to be an actress. Ah, to be the face of someone else’s authored story. The plan was to move in with my aunt in L.A. after graduation, but had a change of heart. Instead, I stayed with my high school sweetheart (now husband) and attended a film school in Norfolk, VA. It was at this school that I discovered my love for writing screenplays and felt compelled to follow that path. But…as the practical girl I was brought up to be, I decided to go to a real university. While working full time, I completed my BA in Psychology in four and a half years. Becoming a couple’s therapist had always been my “backup” career and there I was on my way to solving love's most complicated quandaries one couple at a time. With all my new free time after graduation, I decided to turn my full-length screenplay into a novel in hopes it would help my screenplay sell. I think I was in the middle of writing chapter two when I realized that everything I had ever written was to prepare me for that moment when I knew I was a novelist. Talk about the affirmation of my life. Now my plan is to solve love's most complicated quandaries one novel at a time.
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4 out of 5 stars

Foreverly Obsessed, 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Shadow Falls Series


Hey everyone! Welcome to my long-overdue series review of the amazing Shadow Falls series by CC Hunter. I've never done a full series review so I'm not exactly sure how I was going to format it...the titles up above are linked to the individual book's Goodreads page while the title brings you the series overview. Let me know if you like it this way because I'm thinking about doing some more series reviews in the future. 

So I can't say too much about the plotline of the story because I don't want to spoil anything, but I'll give you a little overview. Our main character is Kylie Galen. She was at the wrong party at the wrong time and finds herself shipped off to a camp for troubled teens. What she soon finds out is that the teens on the bus aren't troubled with drugs and alcohol, but they're troubled with supernatural powers. She meets half-fae Derek, vampire Della, and witch Miranda who introduce her to the paranormal world of Shadow Falls. This begins her journey as she figures out who she is, the secrets of her past, find out where she belongs, and maybe kick some rogue vampire butt.

The story was really interesting but if I had to rate it, I'd give it an 8.6/10. There were some pulse pounding points as well as scary ones, romantic ones, funny ones, touching ones, all of that, but I have to admit that some parts were pretty predictable. That doesn't go to say that everything was predictable, but you could kind of guess at times where the story was going.

The reason I love this series so much is simple: THE PEOPLE
They're not even characters to me anymore, they're living people and they're fantastic. As you read about Kylie's adventures, you begin to feel the bond that ties them all together and you really get this vibe of belonging-ness and family and it's just beautiful. They're all super entertaining with their bickering, touching when they bond, and most of all absolutely unforgettable. I'll give you guys a little run-down on them:

Kylie: She's levelheaded, caring about her friends, and determined. Unlike some other self-discovery in a brand new magical world female characters, there's definitely a lot less drama in regards to the romance and more towards all the craziness that is happening around her. She's definitely not a drama queen and very very brave. 

Miranda: She's Kylie's witch roommate and she's absolutely adorable. Also, she gets very cute and funny when jealous because nobody steals her man!

Della: She's Kylie's vampire roommate and possibly on of my favorites. That's a lie, I can't pick a favorite, but I love Della so much. She can be cold and aloof, stubborn and at times just mean, but that's because she cares about Kylie and with her roommates, she actually has people to call her family. She's super kickbutt and fierce and I'm so excited there's a spin-off series with her as the main character.

Holiday: (fae) Holiday is Shadow Falls' director and definitely one of my favorite mentors of all time. She's loving, beautiful, kind, and everything Kylie needed to make her transition into the paranormal world. She's like the perfect older sister and she plays such a huge role in Kylie's growth throughout the series.

Burnett: (vampire) He works for the FDR which is like the paranormal equivalent of our FBI. He's like a prickly pear with a spiky exterior but is actually very caring and sweet and VERY protective. I'm not even going to tell you the amount of times he's made me want to chuck a rock at him at one moment and have me swooning the next.

Derek: (fae) Derek is the boy-next-door and person A in the little love triangle. He's sweet, caring, cute, and somehow emotionally connected to Kylie. He's adorable, hands down, he makes my heart literally want to overflow with cuteness.

Lucas: (Werewolf) Person B of the love triangle and he's the completely opposite of Derek. Lucas is bad-ass and protective and can be very very annoying at times. But I still love him. He fought so hard for there to be equality among species and for werewolves to stop discriminating other species. How can you not love him? Although, the amount of times he's hurt Kylie makes him deserve at least one rock thrown at his face.

Perry: (Shapeshifter) I love Perry so so much! He's adorable, super funny, and is very easily bitten by the green eyed monster. In any given time, if Perry's around, I laughed. He breaks the tension and makes everything better. Despite being a camp jokester, he's extremely loyal to his friends and nobody, I mean nobody, messes with his friends.

Fredricka: (Werewolf) I hated her at the beginning. She was possessive of Lucas and really really mean to Kylie. To put it bluntly, she was a bbbbbb, but again with the but, she changes and she eventually grows on you. While I may not love her now, I no longer hate her.

Jenny and Hayden: This brother-sister duo doesn't appear until the later books but I love them just the same. Jenny is well, she's special and you have to read to see why. Hayden proved to be a really amazing mentor in teaching Kylie how to use her powers because they're of the same species.

Kylie's parents: So a little spoiler alert, Kylie's parents at the beginning of her book aren't her real parents. Her dad specifically is not her biological dad. Her "step-dad" was...well, I have meh feelings for him. I LOVE her real dad, he's just amazing and awesome and should have appeared more throughout the book. Her mom though, she was so annoying and had so little trust in her own daughter I wanted to tear my hair out. Kylie doesn't need any drama from you Mrs. Galen so stop being so annoying and actually listen to your daughter for once! Ugh...

The Bad Guys: They're kind of this over-shadowing group and while they do appear at moments, they're not really the issue. They did add a little suspense and action to the story, but they are just plain messed up. 

Okay, that's really incredibly long BUT I'm not done yet. I wanted to talk really quickly about the love triangle. As many of you guys know, I hate love triangles. I think they add unnecessary drama and should just go away. This one however was different in that the relationships actually "ended" before the next one started. Kylie and Derek occupied books 1-2 because Lucas was really just out of the picture. When he came back, there was a moment of wavering between the two boys, but Kylie (thank you CC Hunter) actually made her mind to go with one. She broke it off with the other and chose ONE GUY. AND when things didn't work out with that guy, she didn't just dump him and go for the other, she broke it off with him and the other guy (the one she didn't pick) just became a friend, a guiding light. I have no teams for this, I love both the guys and the romance was really well written. 

All right, I do believe that's all I have. I adored these series and I'm definitely going to picking up the spin-off which features Della as our MC. I love the world, I love the characters, and just they've really become like family in the span of 5 books. The series isn't exactly super action packed, but it'll keep you hooked and happy through it all. Definitely recommend!

Born at Midnight: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Awake at Dawn: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Taken at Dusk: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Whispers at Moonrise: 4 out of 5 stars
Chosen at Nightfall: 4.25 out of 5 stars

Overall Series review:
4 out of 5 stars

Foreverly Obsessed,