Friday, August 30, 2013

Requiem for Athens Review

Title: Requiem for Athens

Author: David S. Alkek

Pages: 301

Rating: 3.5/5

So the first few pages (24 or more) were of Phidias and his past. They explained what he went through to become a teacher for Plato's Academy. Most of the books was on politics and war which I don't really mind but politics drives me mad. It was well written though and I enjoyed the book immensely!
Phidias grew up to be a soldier but quit after his first battle when his best friend died without him at his side. Feeling guilty he searched for something else to do and decided he would like to go to Plato's Academy where he studied. After a few years he became a teacher and friends with his colleague Aristotle. He fell in love with Thais who shared her house with him for many years and who loved him too. When Aristotle asks Phidias to accompany him to the court of Philip of Macedonia to tutor Alexander (Philip's son) he has to decide between his love for Thais and his love for knowledge. Thais (though she loves him) does her best to hide it from him so that he will fulfil his dreams. Throwing him out of her house he decides to accompany Aristotle.
When Philip is killed and Alexander takes the throne people are being killed for conspiracy to the throne. Phidias is tortured and sentenced to die but he is freed and is taken with Alexander to conquer Persia. (fun times he has right?) Once he has conquered Persia he becomes a paranoid drunk and dies but that doesn't end the adventures Phidias goes on. Ptolemy makes him stay in Egypt with him to help create a library in Alexandria. When he returns to Athens he is in his seventies where he meets his love Thais and marries her.
His (Phidias) death was heart-breaking and I cried through it. What can I say? I'm a romantic. The synopsis is pretty straight forward but I hope I did the book justice all the same. It was very interesting but I'm a slow reader when it comes to historical fiction. The author himself sent me this book so I will cross my fingers and hope he likes the review...Hope you enjoyed and agree with my review!

About The Author

David Alkek is the award winning author of three books, a contemporary mystery set in Dallas, a book of science and philosophy that investigates the purpose of the universe, and his newly released third book, A Requiem for Athens is historical fiction.
A dermatologist for over 40 years, David draws from his medical and scientific background to create his books. He is an avid reader and credits Arthur Conan Doyle, John Grisham, James Patterson, and Isaac Asimov for providing his inspiration.
In his free time David likes to write, play poker, garden, and attend writer’s workshops and book clubs. What David does not enjoy is being bored.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Review

Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Author: J.K. Rowling

Book: (Harry Potter, #2)

Pages: 341

Rating: 4.5/5

So this book was in worse shape than the first book but I managed to read it without too much trouble. I hate it when people treat books so carelessly! I swear this book looked like it had been on the ground with it's pages twisted for a long long time. So sad! I had no idea my sister treated her books like this! I enjoyed the book though and it is one of them that I remember the movie version of it. I just couldn't remember which movie had the snake in it...
Time for Summer is wrapping up and Harry can't wait to get back to Hogwarts and his friends. He misses them so much and they haven't written him at all...or so he thinks. He meets Dobby (love him!) and he is warned that he is in grave danger if he goes back to Hogwarts. As punishment for lying to them his Aunt and Uncle lock him in his room with very little food until Ron and his two brothers break him and his stuff out of there.
The problems don't stop for Ron and Harry who can't penetrate the barrier to make it to the train on time so they take the flying car to school. Unfortunately they crash. Then Draco joins the Slytherin Quidditch team as their Seeker along with new (faster) brooms. Things can't get worse can they? Wrong! Filch's cat is paralyzed and then students also get paralyzed by an unknown force. One of the students is Hermione! Now the spiders are running and Dumbledore is dismissed...for a while.
Harry and Ron have to save Quinn from the awful creature but in the end it is Harry (yet again) that defeated the creature and once more stopped Voldemort from regaining power. (Harry! Harry! Harry!) He saves Quinn and they once again win the House Cup! Two years in a row! :D
Oh darn I gave too much away! Sorry! But really everyone has seen the movie and read the book by now right? I mean it's an obvious ending since there are seven books in the series. Well I hope you enjoyed and agreed with me. Till the next book then!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Gathering Dark Review

Title: The Gathering Dark

Author: Christine Johnson

Book: 1?

Pages: 497

Rating: 3.5/5

This book has been on my shelf for a month since I bought it...Yeah I know that is way too long for a book to sit on a shelf but I was busy and I ended up getting a lot more interesting books. This one doesn't really tell you what it is about until almost halfway through the book which is kind of annoying. I did enjoy it though it was kind of boring at times and it took me much longer to finish the book than I thought it would. It reminded me of Prom & Prejudice, Hush Hush, and Twilight. Much better than Twilight and almost as good as Hush Hush.
Keira is a girl who is set on her goal to go to Julliard and become a famous pianist. She practices so much she can almost ignore how her parents avoid each other every chance they get. It seems that they just end up leaving her all alone. Her mother wants a better life for her than to be stuck in their tiny town where she is stuck with her husband.
When Keira meets Walker at the music store there is an instant connection between the two. He insists on making appearances in her life. As she spends more time with him though she starts to see things. Things that aren't there. One thing though! Walker can see them too and so together they try to figure out how they can be together without any problems.
What they see is called Darkside and it is also where Walker grew up. Keira is...Oh that would mean spoiling it! Oops! I am not going to spoil it for you all! All I can say is that Darklings want Keira and Walker dead because of what she is and the fact that Walker is helping her stay safe. Will they survive and fix the rips between worlds? Or will they be killed and the rips they caused to remain there forever?
 I loved this book and thought there could be a second book I will be happy with just this one. Especially since so many parts could've been taken out and still kept the story good! It was quite annoying because it took so long and I almost fell asleep since it was so boring. There wasn't any excitement to it except for in very few parts. I loved it though and hope you enjoy it too!

About The Author


Christine Johnson grew up in, moved away from, then came home to Indianapolis, Indiana. She majored in Political Science.
She lives with her husband and two children in a creaky old house. She is the author of Claire de Lune and its sequel, Nocturne.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Poison Princess Review

Title: Poison Princess

Author: Kresley Cole

Book: (The Arcana Chronicles, #1)

Pages: 369

Rating: 5/5

I loved this book and can't wait for Endless Knight to come out on the 1st of October! Yay! I love the characters and I totally wish that was my life...well minus all the death of family, friends and stuff. I happen to love the woods in my backyard and don't know what I'd do without them in the winter.
Anyway it starts off in a house where Arthur has made his personal torture chamber in the basement. Three women are trapped though Evie doesn't know it yet...So she tells him her story like he asks.
Evangeline (Evie) just got out of Children's Learning Center (AKA Child's Last Chance) or CLC after being locked up for the entire summer. Her mother thought her gran had taught her things about the occult (but her mother is wrong...kind of) and insisted on having her daughter locked up in the mental institution. Evie has hallucinations and seems to be able to have control over plants but that is insignificant when it comes to her nightmares of the future and a horrible red witch.
When she gets back home she starts back to school and meets the new kids from the other side of nice and rich. Everywhere she goes she feels Jack's eyes on her even though he says he despises her which makes her frustrated. Her boyfriend Brandon is no match for the desire Jack stirs inside Evie. On her birthday the Beginning of the End begins destroying all the plants and most of the human population. Including all her friends.
Jack finds her and they set out to find her gran for answers before the troops come for the women. On their journey they encounter zombies and slavers but they manage to avoid them. They also find the Moon, The Fool, and The Magician who all have powers. Jack doesn't know about the powers and Evie is afraid that he'll reject her when he finds out who and what she is. She herself doesn't quite know till Arthur comes along.
Will Arthur lock her in his dungeon with the others? Will Jack come for her like he promised? Or will her powers take over?
I loved it so much! I hated how the ending was left open because I could barely fall asleep the night that I finished it! I just sat up contemplating what would happen next and it was driving me crazy. I'm going to go insane waiting to get my hands on the book!

About The Author

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Immortals After Dark paranormal series and the young adult Arcana Chronicles. Her books have been translated into many foreign languages, garnered two RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists in the US and abroad. Since her first novel was released in 2003, Kresley has published nineteen books with Simon & Schuster and has seen her releases translated into more than eighteen foreign languages. She has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings. Two of her favorite places to visit include the rain forests of Central America and the Queensland area of Australia.
Cole’s trademark action, sensuality, and humor are exemplified in her popular Immortals After Dark Series, which revolves around the Lore, a secret stratum of hundreds of immortal creatures--ranging from Vampires to Lykae, Furies to Shifters, and Fey to Valkyrie--that each have their strengths, weaknesses, and age old prejudices against the others. Though they secretly live among humans, they constantly war among themselves, which gives her a lot of material.
In 2007, Kresley won the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award for best paranormal for her novel A Hunger Like No Other, and in January 2009, she became a #1 New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller with her sixth IAD installment, Kiss of a Demon King. In 2010, Kiss of a Demon King earned Kresley her second RITA award. 2011 brought Cole her second #1 NYT bestseller with Dreams of a Dark Warrior.
She lives in Florida with her husband and far too many animals. She spends any free time traveling and enjoys all things related to boats and water. You can learn more about Kresley at

Monday, August 19, 2013

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Review

Title: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Author: J.K. Rowling

Book: (Harry Potter, #1)

Pages: 309

Rating: 5/5

Ok so I was a bit too young to watch the movies so my mom figured that keeping the books out of my hands was a good idea. Admittedly the movies were scary but I was young then. Luckily I found the first three books in the series that my sister had left when she moved out. Yay me! I was so excited I started reading the first immediately and I'm glad I spotted them before my mom got rid of them.
Harry Potter is an orphan who lives with his Aunt and Uncle along with their son Dudley. They are cruel to him and make him live under the stairs (where it seems like there are an indeterminate number of spiders). As his eleventh birthday draws near he begins to get letters which freak his Aunt and Uncle out to the point when his Uncle makes them leave on a trip. Sadly (for the Uncle) they are discovered by Hagrid (love him!) who tells Harry about his parents and where he is going to go to school now.
On the train he meets Ron, Hermione (know it all), and Neville (lost his toad) along with Draco, Crabbe, and Goyle (a not so friendly bunch). When they get to the school Harry is picked as Gryffindor and so is Ron, Hermione and Neville. (great to be among friends right?) Well the more time he spends there the more at home he feels till someone tries to kill him during a Quiddich match. Now he has to get to the Sorcerer's Stone before the man who has been killing unicorns does. To get to the Stone he and his friends have to get through many obstacles and in the end Harry is left alone to face You-Know-Who. (XD couldn't help myself!)
Will he live to make it a second year? Will Gryffindor win the house cup? Or will Voldemort come back?
So you all know the end of the book and probably the whole series. I mean I must be the only one who is just now reading and watching the movies! How pathetic is that? Anyway I really enjoyed reading the book and will probably post a review on the second book too! Hope you enjoyed!

About The Author

Although she writes under the pen name J. K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling,her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she chose K as the second initial of her pen name, from her paternal grandmother Kathleen Ada Bulgen Rowling. She calls herself Jo and has said, "No one ever called me 'Joanne' when I was young, unless they were angry." Following her marriage, she has sometimes used the name Joanne Murray when conducting personal business. During the Leveson Inquiry she gave evidence under the name of Joanne Kathleen Rowling. In a 2012 interview, Rowling noted that she no longer cared that people pronounced her name incorrectly.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Summer Prince

Title: The Summer Prince

Author: Alaya Dawn Johnson

Pages: 288

Rating: 1/5

So this book is really weird and not for anyone who's homophobic... It's a fact that almost everyone in this book is a lesbian, gay, straight, or both. I tend not to judge but it weirded me out a little much to my embarrassment. I am not homophobic! Please believe me! It's just this book was weird and it had nothing to do with the characters being homosexual.
June Costa is the daughter of a seemingly uncaring mother and whose father died. Her mother remarried a woman who she'd met while her husband was still alive which tears June apart. She loathes her mother and the only one she really cares about is her friend Gil. She lost her virginity to Gil yet they are (and will only ever be) friends. Plus Gil is gay.
When the Summer Prince is chosen June (with help from Gil) sets up her artwork at the election. It placates her till The Summer Prince (Enki) and Gil hook up. She feels jealous and shunned by her best friend so she does something she has never dreamed of. She paints a mural for the whole of Palmares Tres to see. One depicting Gil and Enki kissing. The Queen (she's always the queen and she gets to sacrifice Enki when the time comes) needless to say is quite mad (to put it nicely) and the mural is gone by the end of the day.
The mural catches Enki's attention and so June and he meet. June wants inspiration to win an art scholarship and Enki just wants to make a statement. To make the Queen confuzzled and mad since she can't kill him until his time as the Summer Prince is over. He wants to leave his mark. As time goes on June and Enki fall in love (kind of) and hatch a plan to escape from his fate. They succeed only to be recaptured two months later and just in time for the end of the Summer Prince (king).
What will happen to June? Will she spend the rest of her life in isolation? Or does Enki (even in death) have plans for her?
Ok this book took way longer than I wanted it to. It just dragged on and on and I was totally confused by some of the words because well, they are made up! I knew what the end had to be but it still made me both sad and mad, though I refused to cry at the end. All I felt was relief for having finished it finally. It was ok but I seriously wish I hadn't gotten it.

About The Author

Alaya Dawn Johnson's short story "Love Will Tear Us Apart" was included in the Zombies VS Unicorns anthology (Margaret K. McElderry, 2010), edited by Justine Larbalestier and Holly Black. The Summer Prince is her first young adult novel. Alaya Johnson graduated from Columbia University in 2004 with a BA in East Asian Languages and Cultures. She lives in New York City.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Struck Review

Title: Struck

Author: Jennifer Bosworth

Book: (Struck, #1)

Pages: 373

Rating: 4.5/5

So this is the third book I've read that has referenced Tarot cards which to me is a little weird. Cool but seriously how many books can have the end of the world and Tarot cards? The book was good but it reminded me a bit too much of Poison Princess in the beginning. Don't get me wrong it did have a bit of a different plot but still...It changed up latter in the book though so that's nice.
Mia is a human lightning rod. No kidding! She has been struck so many times she has scars running the whole length of her body. All except the face which is fine with her. She loves it when the lightning hits her but after an accident which caused her family to move Los Angeles disaster strikes there. Now the City of Angels is in ruins with little access to food, water, or medicine.
It wasn't her fault. Now everyone has to choose sides. The Followers (brainwashed believers of the end of the world) who follow the Prophet and the Seekers (set on saving the world). Mia has the Spark which makes her valuable to them. She is the Tower Card.
She meets Jeremy and whenever he touches her she can see the future and it isn't looking too good for her. Despite the fact that he tried to kill her they can't seem to stay away from each other so they begin to fall for each other. When Mia is brainwashed by the Prophet and kept as one of his Apostles she has to fight to remember who she is. Especially when so much is changing around her.
Will she destroy the world like the Prophet wants her to? Will she be able to kill the Prophet and save her mother? Or will she die to save the world and the people she loves?
I loved this book and can't wait for the next book to come out though I don't think there should be another book. Really! It had a great ending though some things are left open. It doesn't matter! The author shouldn't risk the second book since the first one was so great. I hope you agree with me and go out to get the book because it was great!
About The Author

Jennifer Bosworth lives in Los Angeles, California, where lightning hardly ever strikes, but when it does she takes cover. She is the writer half of a writer/director team with her husband, Ryan Bosworth. Learn more about her at

Monday, August 12, 2013

Ripple Review

Title: Ripple

Author: Mandy Hubbard

Pages: 260

Rating: 3.5/5

I liked it but there have been better love stories. I have been waiting on this book least a year and was able to find it at a used bookstore much to my surprise. Yay! So happy I got my hands on it and I read it straight away.
Lexi is a siren. She has closed herself off to everyone for two years since the death of Steven the one she loved. She killed him though she didn't mean to. It wasn't her fault she didn't know what she was. No one at school talks to her but Cole seems to see right through her and tries to get her to break down the wall she put up around her heart. Sweet! :D So they start a relationship together but then she meets Erik who knows what she is.
Erik tells her that they can break the curse if they can fall in love because it has worked for sirens and nix in the past. (a nix is what he is) The problem is that she's in love with Cole but she tries to love Erik so she doesn't accidentally kill someone again. Cole does his best to get her back but she pushes him away until the night he almost drowns. It was her fault and so she does her best to explain everything to him without scaring him away. They never expected someone to turn on them and almost kill them both but yet it happened anyway.
Will Lexi and Cole break the curse? Will Cole desert her like her father did to her mother? Or will they both be killed by the last person they thought would try to do so?
I must say I was taken back by one of the characters since I didn't expect them to be evil! I loved the character too! It wasn't fair! D: I did enjoy the book though. It is definitely a must read though it is a bit slow in the beginning. The action really picks up towards the end and I must say I was worried for the characters. Well I would've been if I hadn't taken a peek at the last page... Hope I didn't give too much away! :D

About The Author

Mandy Hubbard is the author of Prada & Prejudice and You Wish, both novels for teens now in stores. In 2011, her releases include But I Love Him (written as Amanda Grace) and Ripple. She is also a literary agent for D4EO Literary Agency. For more information, visit her website.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Cast the First Stone: A Rebecca Stone Mystery Review

Title: Cast the First Stone: A Rebecca Stone Mystery

Author: Phyllis Zimbler Miller

Book: 1

Pages: 147

Rating: 2/5

I won this book on goodreads and was upset that the author hadn't signed the book. I know I sound petty but all the other books I've won (except one other) had been signed by the author. A fact that I find thrilling. So it took me a while to start the book since I was kind of upset and had better books to read. When I did start reading it I found it slow and it never seemed to pick up. Plus the fact that I had a hard time following the Jewish words that I'd never heard before. Never mind let me start on the review.
Rebecca Stone is a journalist for a paper and is engaged to Josh. A murder takes place in LA which she is asked to investigate with Andrew who is her ex fiancĂ©. Yikes! She flies to Pennsylvania with him to investigate where the professor worked and who might have wanted him dead. Rebecca and Andrew went to school there together before he left for a job in NY. He even makes moves on her while they are there! Agh! Of course he doesn't know she's engaged...
There is another murder and an attempt on her life but she makes it through and catches the bad guy.
The mystery was lacking and I kind of guessed who killed the professor. It wasn't the sit on the edge of your chair type book which is why it took me days to finish it. It was ok but I would read something (anything) else before I read this book if I were you.

About The Author

I am the author of fiction and nonfiction books, including TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO PUBLISH AND MARKET YOUR BOOK IN THE AGE OF AMAZON. See
I was also the founding president of the Los Angeles Chapter of Sisters in Crime.
I am now the co-founder of the online marketing company -- which coaches clients on Internet marketing including book publishing and marketing.
I invite you to follow my author page here on Goodreads -- and I welcome all friend requests.
And do connect with me on Twitter -- I am at

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Speak Easy Review

Title: Speak Easy

Author: Melanie Harlow

Book: (Speak Easy, #1)

Pages: 293

Rating: 5/5

I won this book on goodreads also and I am sure glad I did because I loved this book! It's more for older teens or adults but definitely not for young people...I have never read a book on mobsters or bootleggers thinking they would be silly. I was wrong though because this was serious and seriously funny (at times). XD
Tiny is a daughter of a bootlegger and sister to three girls. She works for her father and on occasion her sister at the store. But when her father is taken by Angel DiFiore she has to come up with ten thousand plus five thousand to save her father's life. Along with her family's life and her own. With the help of Joey Lupo she comes up with the second payment, but will he be able to help her with the rest?
See Joey is working for another mobster (on the other side) who has taken over the river so no one can distribute alcohol without them getting a cut. Tiny has more than him to worry about because one of Angel's sons (Enzo) has eyes for her and he wants to make good on what she starts. Enzo helps her out a bit but she doesn't want his help so she does her best to pay him back. Of course she is now indebted to Joey who also seems to have eyes only for her.
When Raymond (Enzo's brother) kidnaps Tiny and takes her father from Angel she has to think on her feet. How to get back?
Does she escape and pay off Angel DiFiore for good? Or does she remain under their thumb?
I loved it but it was way too adult for me even though I enjoyed it. I mean how many times can they get together? Ahhh! I love Enzo but I love Joey much much more! Ghad I can't wait for the next book to come out!

About The Author

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. SPEAK EASY was inspired by her cocktail-culture obsession, her affection for good gin, and the view from the end of her street. She lifts her glass to NA readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Chasing Echoes Review

Title: Chasing Echoes

Author: Kayley Stark

eBook: (The Embridge Expedition, #1)

Pages: 92

Rating: 5/5

So I won this book on goodreads and it arrived in the mail a week or so after. It is an eBook but the author sent it to me in book form. Yay! So happy even if it is so tiny! I have never seen a book this small before! It's half the size of a finger! Well let me get on with it. The book reminded me of the 2 part movie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Tiger's Voyage (just a bit), and The Percy Jackson series. All in all it was intense at times and I enjoyed it immensely hardly able to put it down.
Michaela Morgan grew up knowing the Island was real because her mother had survived it to tell the tale. Her mother had passed the tests and became a mermaid. Soon he mother went back to the island and 11 years later is when the journey begins for Michaela. Eydis is a traveling island who researchers have speculated about for centuries without being able to prove its existence. Michaela and a few others were lucky enough to be brought on an expedition to find Eydis and prove it exists.
They never expected to be attacked before they even got to the island. Unfortunately they were and are now stranded on an island that insists on testing them to see if they are worthy. To boot Michaela has been having dreams (since before they left and when they got there) of a man from the island. One of the girls is taken by little men from myths and Michaela and a few others go with to save her.
Will they pass the first trial and meet Michaela's dream guy? Or will the bats, men, and others thwart their way?
I loved this book so much and can't wait for the next book in the series to come out! I really hope I haven't given too much away though I hope I wrote enough for you to get this book. You won't regret it I swear! Ahhhh! I can't wait for the next book!

About The Author

Sometimes I need to remind myself that everybody is different, especially when it comes to writing.  A habit that works for others might not work for someone else.  It’s really a trial and error thing, don’t you think?
Recently I’ve gotten a new job that is giving me nearly full-time hours, which is great because I’m going back to school this fall.  But it’s cut into my writing time so badly, that I’ve decided I need to change my routine.  I’m going to give getting up earlier a try to get some writing done and see where that takes me.
Wish me luck!  I’ll need it.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Hereafter Review

Title: Hereafter

Author: Tara Hudson

Book: (Hereafter, #1)

Pages: 404

Rating: 4/5

I loved this book though I don't really care for the name Josh...All the guys named Josh (that I've met) are idiots, jerks, or wimps so I don't have a fondness for that name. Let me get on with it! XD Ok so this book has been on my list for an unseemly amount of time and I was finally able to talk my dad into buying it for me. See I am broke with very little access to money. I rely on my parents or luck to get books. This story sounded so sweet and I must say that I'm a hopeless romantic despite my trying not to cry during the Notebook. Fail every time...but that's not important.
Amelia is a ghost who can't remember how or why she died. Actually she knows how (she drowned) but she doesn't know how she ended up in the river under High Bridge. She wanders aimlessly having occasional nightmares until one of her nightmares brings her back to the river. The river that now holds a drowning boy who she can't touch or save. He dies but when he sees and touches her his heart starts beating again and he is able to swim to shore where help has arrived. (took long enough!) She believes that will be the last she sees of him but yet she can't make herself leave the Bridge.
Joshua (goes by Josh with his friends) comes back and they begin to uncover who she was and piece together why she is still wandering on the surface. Unfortunately his grandmother Ruth and another ghost Eli will stop at nothing to keep them apart. Eli because he wants her to become his "apprentice" and rule his domain with him. Ruth because she's a Seer (like Josh) who wants to exorcize Amelia believing since she hasn't been claimed that she is evil. Rubbish! Amelia wouldn't hurt anyone!
Anyway when Josh's sister is threatened by Eli it is up to Amelia and Josh to save her from ending up the same way Amelia did. A watery grave.
Will she stop Eli before it is to late and stop him from harming Josh and the rest of his family? Or will she fail to save his sister and end up being exorcised by Ruth?
Loved it! I even loved Eli who was a total nutbag out for possession of Amelia. Poor fella was just misguided and given way too much power that totally messed with his ego. Hopefully he won't be in the second book (which I have yet to acquire). The author did a great job bringing these characters to life and I found myself rooting for Amelia all throughout the book...I know I'm a bit obsessed with fictional characters but I prefer fantasy to reality. Much more fun!

About The Author

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Tara Hudson graduated with a degree in law, mostly because she believed all the horror stories about English majors and their careers in the food-service industry. Luckily, she soon remembered how much she loved telling ghost stories, particularly to her girlfriends who liked visiting abandoned cemeteries as much as she did. Tara currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband, son, and a menagerie of ill-behaved pets.