Katiebird Reviews Veiled by Karina Halle

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Veiled by Karina Halle

She just wanted a normal life.
He had other plans for her.
Would you go through Hell for the one you love?
VEILED is a STANDALONE paranormal romance and urban fantasy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Lie and The Pact.

Death.
It’s something that Ada Palomino has always known so well, having grown up in a house of horrors, surrounded by a family plagued by ghosts and demons and things that go bump in the night. But after the sudden and tragic death of her mother two years ago, death has never felt so personal. Or so close.
Now eighteen, Ada is trying to move on with her life and the last month of summer holds nothing but sunshine and promises with her first year at a Portland design school just around the bend.
That is until her increasingly violent and realistic dreams, dreams of other worlds, of portals and veils where her mother is tortured and souls bleed for mercy, start to blend into reality. Ada has to lean on her older sister, Perry, to try and make sense of it all but even then, she’s never felt more alone.
Then there’s Jay. Tall, handsome and deeply mysterious, Jay would be just another stranger, a familiar face on the bus, if it wasn’t for the fact that Ada has met him before. Every night.
In every single dream. And the more that Ada is drawn to him in both worlds, the more she’s in danger of losing everything. Including her heart. And her very soul.

Yes, this book is a stand-alone, but there is a connection to the Experiment in Terror series, which I haven’t read. That being said, I also haven’t read much from Karina Halle. I went into this not sure about anything…

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Katiebird reviews YA heroines

I will always be grateful for the YA genre because if I hadn’t read the Twilight series all those years ago, I wouldn’t be reading like I do now. Nor would I have made the friends and connections I have now. There may be people out there who shy away from reading YA books or feel like it’s inappropriate for them. My thought is that just because the main characters in the book are younger doesn’t mean that I can’t relate to them or understand their perspective.

If an author writes a great story, I am in no matter what the age of the characters. I recently read two amazing books that are from the YA genre. The heroines in these books are unique and really stood out for me. I could totally relate to them because they were strong, curious, and intelligent.

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Gina Reviews: Ghostwriter by Lissa Bryan

Unemployed, with her savings dwindling, Sara Howell thinks things are looking up when she lands a ghostwriting job and rents the affordable island home of her favorite author, Seth Fortner, who mysteriously disappeared in 1925.
Strange things happen, making Sara wonder if Seth ever left. When she finds an old trunk of Seth’s letters, she delves into a world she never imagined, filled with love and a family curse it seems only she can break.

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18 and Over Book Blogger Follow: Witches, Ghosts, and Goblins…O my

18 and Over Book Blogger Follow

It’s almost time for Halloween, so today’s question should be no surprise…

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Gina Reviews: My Scariest Reads

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…

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My Book Boyfriend: Andrew Hayes…

It’s been a while since I did a My Book Boyfriend post, but while I was busy You Tubing David Gandy on Saturday… for a future post… I happened to come across a video of Beiron Andersson, and he just screamed Andrew Hayes to me. Andrew is from Grave Refrain by Sarah M. Glover, and he just happens to be the newest edition to my fantasy boyfriends.

Let’s take a look at Beiron now…

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