Man, it is getting hot now - and summer has not really kicked in yet. :) All the more reason to stay in with the A/C and a good book.
Here are the books I want to share with you today:
SSS: Year One by Yumoyori Wilson - 4 Stars ****
When being different leads to the best years of your life.
There are three key components required to get into the most prestigious, top spy school in the world:
My name is Silver Spell Solange. No, I didn't plan for my initials to be the same rank needed to enter the spy school But I would do anything to get into the one of a kind school. I have the magical capability of an Elemental Witch, the strength to kick anyone's ass, and quick problem-solving skills to get my teammates out of any jam. There’s only one small problem – the other 'S' I’m missing.
I'm not a part of the supernatural race.
After realizing that my only shot at my dreams is at the brink of extinction, I'm unexpectedly teamed up with a werewolf, a dragon, a fallen angel, and a hellhound. The four of them carry the assets and abilities I need to gain my spot into the Supernatural Spy School (SSS).
With the clock ticking and not much leg room for an SS score, I accept their bet, knowing I’ll easily handle whatever they request from me.
I didn't think their bet would lead me to date all four them.
It's time for me to buckle up. This four-year roller coaster is about to begin, and its a bumpy one-way ticket to becoming the next "supernatural" spy.
Trick of Shadows by Alex Owens - 4 Stars ****
In the wrong hands, magic is dangerous. In hers, it's deadly.
As a child, Quinn killed a friend with a wayward blast of magic. That guilt drives drives her to redemption by tracking rogue shifters through snowstorms, toasting demented demons, and romping through graveyards playing zombie whack-a-mole, with a blessed sword in one hand and a fifth of Fireball in the other. That guilt is why she'll hunt the monsters and why they'll fear the hell out of her--Quinn has nothing to lose and everything to atone for.
But a girl's got to start somewhere and Quinn's first job isn't off to a blazing start. She's already lost the thing she was hired to retrieve, there's a nerdy-hot guy all up in her business, and her fanged employer is threatening to call her mother if Quinn doesn't get her act together and finish the job.
Some moms nag, but Quinn's bites. Failure is not an option.
Siren's Song by Lysa Daly - 3 Stars ***
Lacey thought she was finished with the Society of Shadows...
When a kindly old wizard goes missing, she's determined to get to the truth behind his disappearance. Even if that means upsetting werewolves, necromancers and a deadly mermaid queen.
A Path to Utopia by Jacqueline Druga - 3 Stars ***
In the time it takes to create a single beat of a heart, 75 percent of the population drops dead. Within hours, another 20 percent succumb leaving only a speck of human life remaining.
Believing they are victims of a preliminary act of war and eventual invasion, a group of survivors trek across a barren United States following a radio signal. The simple plan was to band with others to fight and defend their homeland. However, their journey not only brings them together with other survivors but also brings them a chilling truth. What had happened to their country was not a prelude to invasion, but rather the groundwork of global extermination.
The enemy is not what they expect.
House of Darken by Jaymin Eve - 3 Stars ***
Some rules are made to be broken.
When Emma moves to Astoria, Oregon, she is given two rules:
#1 – Don’t cross to “their” side of the street.
#2 – Don’t mess with the elites, especially Lexen Darken, top elite and resident bad boy.
While she finds this both weird and insulting, Emma has no actual intention of breaking these rules - until her guardians go missing. Now all bets are off. Only a single line separates her side of the street from the elites', and she's crossing it.
Captured and held by Lexen and his brothers, she learns the rules are in place for a very good reason. There's a secret world hidden in this small town which goes far beyond the one she knows and understands.
A world not for humans.
I hope you see something you'd like to try. As always, thank you for stopping by.