Katiebird reviews Shadowhunters

One of my all time favorite YA series ever is now a TV series on Freeform (formerly ABC Family). It’s called ShadowhuntersIt has vampires, warlocks, werewolves, demons, and angels; and hot guys of course!

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Katiebird reviews Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert

Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert

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In her award-winning novel, Mostert blends alchemy, the art of memory, high magic and murder to create a highly original psychological thriller.

Gabriel Blackstone is a cool, hip, thoroughly twenty-first century Londoner with an unusual talent. A computer hacker by trade, he is also a remote viewer: able to ‘slam a ride’ through the minds of others.

But he uses his gift only reluctantly ― until he is contacted by an ex-lover who begs him to find her step-son, last seen months earlier in the company of two sisters.

And so Gabriel visits Monk House, a place where time seems to stand still, and where the rooms are dominated by the coded symbol of a cross and circle.

As winter closes in, Gabriel becomes increasingly bewitched by the house, and by its owners, the beautiful and mysterious Monk sisters. But even as he falls in love, he knows that one of them is a killer.

If you are looking for something different to read for Halloween, I would totally recommend this book. It was so refreshing to read a story told from a guy’s point of view. This is NOT horror by any means, but it is creepy and dark.

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Katiebird Reviews: Spellbound by Sylvia Day with a Giveaway

It’s not a secret that Bookish Temptations loves Sylvia Day, so when I was given the opportunity to read her paranormal book Spellbound, I was thrilled and jumped at the chance to be a part of the Book blog tour.
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Spellbound by Sylvia Day Blog Tour 2/3-2/16 
Synopsis:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day comes a story of the ultimate seduction. . . .

Max Westin. Sex incarnate. She could smell it, feel it with his proximity. Everything about him was a little rough, a little gritty. He was a primitive creature. Just like her.

He held her hand a little too long, his gaze, under thick lashes, clearly stating his intention to have her. To tame her. . . .

“Victoria.”

Her name, just one word, but spoken with such possession she could almost feel the collar around her neck.

“It’s in your nature,” he murmured. “The desire to be taken.”

In this game of cat and mouse, everything is an illusion, but the passion is as real as it gets. . . .

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Katiebird Reviews the Steam Punk Genre, Part 1

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.

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First, let’s define what I mean by “steam punk”.

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Katiebird Reviews: Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey

Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey

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It was a beautiful, warm summer day, the day Danny died.

Suddenly Wren was alone and shattered. In a heartbroken fury, armed with dark incantations and a secret power, Wren decides that what she wants–what she must do–is to bring Danny back.

But the Danny who returns is just a shell of the boy Wren fell in love with. His touch is icy; his skin, smooth and stiff as marble; his chest, cruelly silent when Wren rests her head against it.

Wren must keep Danny a secret, hiding him away, visiting him at night, while her life slowly unravels around her. Then Gabriel DeMarnes transfers to her school, and Wren realizes that somehow, inexplicably, he can sense the powers that lie within her–and that he knows what she has done. And now Gabriel wants to help make things right. 

But Wren alone has to undo what she has wrought–even if it means breaking her heart all over again

Lately I have been very lucky with my recent reads in the paranormal genre. It’s my favorite, but that doesn’t mean that some books don’t fall short sometimes. The cover of this book and the premise got my attention. I am sure someone I trust recommended it to me, but it’s been on my reading list for so long, I don’t remember. Thank you who ever you are…

It was such an interesting and unique story that I read it very quickly, and it surprised me. I hope that others out there will take a chance on it, and enjoy it as much as I did.

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Katiebird reviews: Wicked Sense (The Singularity series, #1) by Fabio Bueno

Wicked Sense (The Singularity Series, #1) by Fabio Bueno

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Book Synopsis:

Witches inhabit our world, organized in covens and hiding behind a shroud of secrecy—the Veil.

Skye’s London coven sends her to Seattle’s Greenwood High to find the Singularity, an unusually gifted witch who may break the Veil and trigger a dangerous new era of witch-hunting. Things get complicated when Skye meets a charming new classmate, Drake. Skye’s job becomes even trickier when she clashes with Jane, an intimidating rival witch.

Drake falls for the mysterious Skye, but odd accidents, potion mix-ups, and the occasional brush with death kind of get in the way of romance. Once he discovers Skye is a witch, he goes to war for her, even though his only weapons are a nice set of abs and a sharp sense of humor.

Fighting off wicked Jane and the other dark forces hell-bent on seizing the Singularity’s immense power, Skye and Drake will risk everything to save the covens.

Going on a date has never been harder.

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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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