suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR* The Brotherhood – Jo Fenton ★★★★

Blurb; The Brotherhood – safe haven or prison?

After her parents’ sudden death, a grieving Melissa falls back on her faith and into the welcoming arms of a religious sect. Captivated by their leader, Dominic, she leaves her old life behind and moves to the countryside to join them.

But life in The Brotherhood is not as safe as it first appeared. When engineer Mark joins The Brotherhood, Melissa finds herself conflicted between her growing feelings for him and her crush on Dominic. With their leader’s initial encouragement, Melissa and Mark grow close.

But as her haven becomes a prison, Melissa’s newfound happiness is destroyed by Dominic’s jealousy. How can she escape and save the ones she loves?

My Review; Ooh this was a good read! Dark, unexpected and twisted. I really enjoyed reading this one. This is book one and book two is The Refuge. I cannot explain how awful it must have been at times to be Mel and Mark. Breaks my heart. Turns my stomach to go through what they have. However, there is a good ending which I kind of don’t believe as I need to see what happens in book two now…

Dominic is one dark, twisted and sick character. Never hated a character so much in my life. Horrible man. This really was a page turner of a read that will stick in your head. Brilliantly written. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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fantasy

Furyborn – Claire Legrand ★★★★★

Blurb; When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and a queen of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed…unless the trials kill her first.

One thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a fairy tale to Eliana Ferracora. A bounty hunter for the Undying Empire, Eliana believes herself untouchable–until her mother vanishes. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain and discovers that the evil at the empire’s heart is more terrible than she ever imagined.

As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world–and of each other.

My Review; OMG! This book is amazing. It has been all I can think about. It is a long book at 500 pages but well worth it. I was taken into Rielles and Elianas worlds centuries apart and I didn’t want to leave. I felt myself drawn more to Rielle in this story though. This book put my life on hold, I devoured it in two days. A real page turner that will open your imagination.

Brilliantly written first book to the series. Furyborn is told through the characters Rielle and Eliana, the beginning had me hooked from the get go and I needed answers and slowly everything made sense. Amazing story. Especially loved the trials, gripping!

Absolutely loved it. A well deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend. It will also be getting a place in my top twenty reads of 2019 alongside book two Kingsbane which I will be reviewing tomorrow morning. Brilliant fantasy series. A must buy. A must read.

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romance · Short Stories

Who’s Sorry Now? – Helene Fermont ★★★★

Blurb; Who’s Sorry Now? Is a collection of four crime and romance stories.

It’s about love, betrayal and dreams.

Do we really know the people we love?

Can love be rekindled?

Do dreams come true?

The truth always comes out in the end.

My Review; Who’s Sorry Now? Is a short story collection of four stories… All are short, snappy and straight to the point stories. All are brilliantly written, easy reads. All different. Perfect for those readers with busy lives. I awarded a well deserved four stars. Highly recommend.

Full Circle – A re-kindling romance, sweet with a cute ending.

The Perfect Murder – Murder, devious, secrets and sisters turning against each other.

Who’s Sorry Now? – Poor Madeleine. A devious, manipulative man. Secrets are uncovered. Madeleine wins in the end.

Katies Christmas Wish – Uplifting, christmassy story. Cheerful with happy endings.

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