One of my all time favorite YA series ever is now a TV series on Freeform (formerly ABC Family). It’s called Shadowhunters. It has vampires, warlocks, werewolves, demons, and angels; and hot guys of course!
When I look back at some of my favorite books that I’ve read this year, I noticed a trend. The Male POV. Authors who decide to share their leading man’s point of view. You would think that the storyline would be exactly the same, but that isn’t necessarily the case. I found that it was so much more revealing.
I want to share three of my favorites from 2015…
I want to share with you my love of the paranormal genre called Steam Punk. It’s been a personal favorite of mine, and I have recently read a few book series that fit into this niche.
Because I am going to review the book series instead of individual books, I decided to break this post into two parts.
First, let’s define what I mean by “steam punk”.
I can’t believe it’s October already! This is absolutely, my favourite month of the year. Once I get over the pain of leaving summer behind, I fully embrace sweater weather. There is something about the cool, crisp air that inspires comfort. I also enjoy our Canadian Thanksgiving holiday and my favourite holiday of the year…Halloween. In honour of this spooky holiday I thought I would share some of my scariest reads.
Show me any slasher flick and I’ll be sure to sit through most of it without flinching. Show me a good ghost story or a psychological thriller? Chances are I’ll be up with the light on until the wee hours. Same goes for books. There are a few times I wanted to make like Joey from Friends and put my copy of The Shining in the freezer…
Isaac Rothe is a black ops soldier with a dark past and a grim future. The target of an assassin, he finds himself behind bars, his fate in the hands of his gorgeous public defender Grier Childe. His hot attraction to her can only lead to trouble-and that’s before Jim Heron tells him his soul is in danger. Caught up in a wicked game with the demon who shadows Jim, Isaac must decide whether the soldier in him can believe that true love is the ultimate weapon against evil.
Redemption isn’t a word Jim Heron knows much about—his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charge with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. And failure is not an option. Vin DiPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he’s good with that — until fate intervenes in the form of a tough- talking, Harley-riding, self-professed savior. But then he meets a woman who will make him question his destiny, his sanity, and his heart—and he has to work with a fallen angel to win her over and redeem his own soul.
Possessed by the demon of Defeat, Strider cannot lose a challenge without suffering unimaginable pain. For him, nothing stands in the way of victory. Until Kaia, an enchanting Harpy, tempts him to the razor’s edge of surrender.Known among her people as The Disappointment, Kaia must bring home the gold in the Harpy Games or die. Strider is a distraction she can’t afford because he has an agenda of his own-steal first prize, an ancient godly artifact, before the winner can be named. But as the competition heats up, only one prize will matter-the love neither had thought possible…
Keeper of the demon of Secrets, Amun can manipulate the darkest thoughts of anyone nearby. But when new demons possess him, the immortal warrior must be chained and isolated to protect those he loves. Death is his only hope of release—until he meets Haidee, a fellow prisoner whose beauty and hidden vulnerability draw him into a reckless test of his loyalty…. Haidee is an infamous demon assassin, raised to despise Amun’s kind. Yet how can she hate the man whose touch sets her aflame? But to save him, she must give herself body and soul…and face the wrath of a powerful adversary sworn to destroy her.
From what we had seen of Amun in the books leading up to The Darkest Lie, I can’t say that I was overly intrigued by his character. He lurked around the edges until his trip into Hell with Aeron and William, where things got very interesting…and torturous…for dear Amun. Thankfully, I had started the series later and didn’t have to wait to find out what happened to him in his book, The Darkest Secret.
Forced to his knees in agony whenever he speaks the truth, Gideon can recognize any lie—until he captures Scarlet, a demon-possessed immortal who claims to be his long-lost wife. He doesn’t remember the beautiful female, much less wedding—or bedding—her. But he wants to…almost as much as he wants her.
But Scarlet is keeper of Nightmares, too dangerous to roam free. A future with her might mean ultimate ruin. Especially as Gideon’s enemies draw closer—and the truth threatens to destroy all he’s come to love…