Scornful Sadie

Title: Scornful SadieScornful Sadie
Series: Dark Sorceress Trilogy Book 1
Author: Felicia Tatum

Published June 19, 2015
Kindle ebook

SYNOPSIS:

A war is brewing…

Heartbroken and lost, Sadie left her family when she was only sixteen to fight evil. Years of searching out and destroying the vermin of the supernatural world have left her ruthless and jaded, and powerful.

Sadie’s success has made her a target, and a series of cryptic warnings leaves her questioning what is being asked of her. But nothing in her past has prepared her for the obstacles she now faces in trying to rid the world of a resurrected evil that no one saw coming.

She finally comes home for the chance to re-discover her first love, Aiden. Does she have the power to restore Aiden’s memories and hold on to her love for him, while battling for humanity—and her life?

BookwormReviewI first met Sadie Tabors in White Aura series and she’d been quite a character already at that time but in this book, she’s feisty, fierce femme fatale! A force to reckon with, if I must say so.

Sadie’s a powerful sorceress and she’s brilliant at what she does. The things that happened in her past definitely made her strong. Now it’s up to her to make sure the love of her life regains his memories and she has to get rid of the evil that plagues her family.

Sadie is one ferocious heroine, she’s even more bad@ss than Katniss Everdeen. Ha! Felicia Tatum wowed me again with this new electrifying story!! This trilogy will definitely be one of my favorites.

The Passage by Justin Cronin

Title: The Passage

Series: The Passage #1

Author: Justin Cronin

Paperback edition
Published August 2010
by Orion Books

Deep in the jungles of eastern Colombia, Professor Jonas Lear has finally found what he’s been searching for – and wishes to God he hadn’t.

In Memphis, Tennessee, a six-year-old girl called Amy is left at the convent of the Sisters of Mercy and wonders why her mother has abandoned her.

In a maximum security jail in Nevada a convicted murderer called Giles Babcock has the same strange nightmare, over and over again, while he waits for a lethal injection.

In a remote community in the California mountains, a young man called Peter waits for his beloved brother to return home – so he can kill him.

Bound together in ways they cannot comprehend, for each of them a door is about to open into a future they could not have imagined. And a journey is about to begin. An epic journey that will take them through a world transformed by man’s darkest dreams, to the very heart of what it means to be human.

And beyond.

Amy Harper Bellafonte is destined to become a hero. The Girl from Nowhere who will save the world. The one who will eradicate the virals. At first, I thought the virus is the catalyst to becoming a zombie, but as the story went, I learned that the virus actually turned human beings into bloodthirsty creatures, vampires. No, not the sparkly ones. But the vicious and cunning ones – imagine Gollum from LOTR, that’s how they’d look like.

This had been a thrilling read. Truth is, I learned about this book through Joseph Morgan (Klaus of The Vampire Diaries/The Originals) on his Twitter account. He highly recommended The Passage and so my curiosity was piqued. At that time, I thought his character Klaus Mikelson was the perfect vampire, and a man like Joseph Morgan who has a passion in reading is a man worth rooting for. After reading his review of The Passage, I immediately put this on my TBR list and read it as soon as I can.

I can now declare my love for The Passage. It is ridiculously awesome and horrific that I even thought I was reading Stephen King.

Hands down and thumbs up to Justin Cronin for a vampirically great novel. The Passage surpassed all my expectations in a paranormal book. This is the kind of story that would haunt me even in my dreams, but still would gladly read and relive all over again! Can’t wait to read The Twelve next!

Steel Lily

Title: Steel Lily (The Periodic series)
Author: Megan Curd
Kindle edition

AVERY PIKE is a commodity. No, more than a commodity. Her existence is guarded at all costs.

She’s a water Elementalist, the strongest of her dwindling kind. She creates steam to provide energy to fuel Dome Three: the only thing standing between humanity and an earth ravaged by World War III. No steam, no Dome. No Dome, no life.

Or so she thinks.

That is, until a mysterious man offers her a way out of having to donate steam. A way to escape the corrupt government of Dome Three. While the offer seems too good to be true, Avery is intrigued.

But when she arrives to her new home, she realizes the grass isn’t any less dead on this side of the fence. Instead, the lies are just hidden better.

…Which means digging deeper.

When Avery enlists the help of her friends to uncover the truth, it may make her wonder if she was better off being a government tool than searching for freedom.

Some secrets are better left concealed, but humankind was never meant to live in a cage. And when you can control the most sought after resource, you can learn to control anything…including the fate of your world.

I received this Advance Readers Copy in exchange for my honest review. As a bookworm, I keep my reviews honest and sincere.

Steel Lily is perhaps the best steampunk-dystopian novel I have ever read. Once again, the author Megan Curd blew me away with her creative and imaginative mind. Not only did she take me to the future, she showed me a whole new world that reeked with greed, betrayal, lies and love.

The story had a futuristic setting (2077 I think) and the events that happened therein were from the aftermath of World War III. The war had caused the Earth to crumple, radiation damaged the atmosphere, caused people to use oxygen masks in order to breathe. We meet Avery Pike, one of the Elementalists who had the ability to manipulate steam that powered the Dome they were living in. She was the reason the people were able to breathe clean air and experience better days. She was the best among the three steam producers and because of that, most people abused or took advantage of her.

She was surprised one day, when she was being followed by an influential man who soon promised her of a better dome, cleaner air, the opportunity to enhance and wield her power and the chance to see her long-lost parents. Although doubtful at first, she consulted her friend Alice about this possibility and soon after, they discovered what it was really about. This was made possible when their savior Jaxon showed up during a Polatzi chase and took them to the mysterious dome.

Cameras everywhere. Holograms covering the ugly truth. A group of other talented people persuaded and gathered for a secret mission.

Such is the situation Avery found herself in. She knew that everything she was offered was too good to be true. It is up to her and Jaxon and their small group of friends to discover the truth and do something right.

I loved Avery! She was, right from the start, a strong, determined and capable heroine. Fierce and loyal, everything you would want in a bestfriend. Jaxon? Ohh, the dreadlocks were to die for! My first time to read something about the main male character having dreads and could still look gorgeous even though he was so annoying and obnoxious. He and Avery were like magnets, exact opposites but definitely attracted to each other. Honestly, my cheeks hurt whenever I read scenes that included both of them. Ha! The other characters were also lovable. I liked Sari a lot. And Legs too!

I enjoyed this book a great deal! I simply cannot compare Steel Lily to anything else because this Megan Curd masterpiece is unique and original. The steampunk-dystopian combo kept me entertained from start to finish. Megan Curd is a talented author who knows her world extremely well; her creative style and uniqueness shone from every page. She had become the Master of Twists and Surprises, a talent I have always admired in Sidney Sheldon and Phillip Pullman (The Golden Compass).

To sum this up, I tell you, this is one book that you must own. I highly recommend this to all steampunk fans, dystopian lovers, YA and even New adults. Basically recommended to everyone! Go put this on your TBR List an get the book when it will be released!

Here’s a cocktail toast with 5stars ***** for Megan Curd and her excellent book! Clearly, Steel Lily is the next book sensation!

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