Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Space Between Review

Title: The Space Between

Author: Brenna Yovanoff

Pages: 363

Rating: 4/5

I've been dying to get my hands on this book because it sounded good and I loved the cover. I mean the cover is amazing and pretty much sums up what it looks like where she lives. I loved this book though the end was a little weird...Let me fill you in.
Daphne lives in Pandemonium (AKA Hell) with her father (Lucifer), her mother (Lilith), and her sisters. She saves a boy from being tormented for the rest of days by her cousin and he gets to go back to Earth. When her brother Obie vanishes from both Earth and Hell she will set foot on Earth for the first time in her life to try and find him. She finds the boy (Truman) that she saved in hopes that he can help her find her brother since Truman knew him.
Together they find things that trouble them and they find that they have stronger feelings towards each other than when they first met. They find a baby and discover that it is Azrael (the angel of death) and his monstrous beast (Dark Dreadful) are responsible for the deaths of the demons and the nightmares Truman is having. It was obvious so I don't think I'm giving too much away quite yet...The dreams are super cool! You'll see why if you read it!
I know it sounds pretty boring but I really liked it! Of all the books I have read I have never read one where demons can be nice and help someone. This book (though it has a lot of bad demons and angels) has quite a few good ones. I loved this book and though some don't seem to agree with me I hope you do.

About The Author
Brenna Yovanoff was raised in a barn, a tent, and a tepee, and was home-schooled until high school. She spent her formative years in Arkansas, in a town heavily populated by snakes, where sometimes they would drop turkeys out of the sky. When she was five, she moved to Colorado, where it snows on a regular basis but never snows turkeys. Her short fiction has appeared in Chiaroscuro and Strange Horizons. She holds an MFA in fiction from Colorado State University and is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Replacement. She currently lives in Denver with her husband.

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Sixth Sense Movie Review

Title: The Sixth Sense

Year: 1999

Time: 1hr 47min

Rating: 4.5/5

I really don't like scary movies! I always picture the monsters (or ghosts) when I am lying down at night. Every noise freaks me out after I watch a scary movie! Even the old movies sometimes freak me out to the point I can't sleep. I have already told you that I am a scaredy cat so this should come as no surprise.
Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) is a child psychologist who was shot in his home by an old patient who he thought was a schizophrenic. To try to make up for it he tries to help Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) a boy who reminds him of the patient who shot him. (The old patient is now dead!)
Cole is a troubled kid who keeps his secret from the world till he meets Malcolm. He feels Malcolm is the only one who can help and understand him so he tries to help Malcolm believe. See Cole sees dead people who make his life a living hell. They hurt and scare him.
Once Malcolm believes he does his best to help Cole overcome his fear. Will Cole be able to move on and see these Spector's? Or will they tear his world apart?
Despite my fear of the things I can't explain I found that I really enjoyed this movie! I never expected the twist till I thought back and saw it was kind of obvious! Such a great twist! I loved it though I'm not saying that I was able to sleep at all for a few nights. Still worth it!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Gathering of Gargoyles Review

Title: A Gathering of Gargoyles

Author: Meredith Ann Pierce

Book: (Darkangel Trilogy, #2)

Pages: 284

Rating: 4/5

So I had to order this book since it is kind of old but it was totally worth it. Though the romance was lacking (not unlike the other book) it was still interesting although some of the grammar was off...Anyway I enjoyed the book so let me tell you a little about it.
Aeriel and Irrylath have gone to see his mother (who thought he was dead) and she immediately takes them in knowing that he is, in fact, her son. Too soon Aeriel discovers that he fears her and does not love her as she does so she leaves her new husband on another quest. One to gather all the lost lons together so to face the White Witch and her six sons in the coming battle. The darkangels have chased them from their lands so it will be tough finding them.
On her journey she meets many people who help her but soon she is alone yet again. As she travels she finds a gargoyle. Not intentionally, but since she was the one who freed it he feels that he is indebted to her and continues to protect her from Darkangels. She rescues a servant (Erin) from being slaughtered by a darkangel and together they find two more gargoyles.
They are captured by a man with no name and Aeriel is what he wants. He wants to marry her at all cost. Even if he has to defy the White Witch to get her. She meets a boy who has the same green eyes she does and he believes she is his sister and heir to the land. Ooohhh! They all manage to escape from the man with no name and she is forced to leave them so she can continue to Orm.
She meets Talb and he brings two more of the gargoyles. Now she has five of the six she released and they haven't forgotten her kindness either. Together they all travel to Orm to see an oracle but instead they find Dirna who has the last gargoyle and she tries to kill Aeriel.
Will Talb and the gargoyles rescue her? Will someone else intervene? Or will Dirna succeed in killing her and take the gargoyles back to the White Witch?
I really did like this book though parts were lacking much of anything. The ending had me wanting to read the next book immediately but I needed a break from all the confusing words. Too many made up words without definitions make my eyes cross. XD Still recommend it for anyone who has read the first book because you will enjoy it. I would suggest you wait for my review on the third book before you rush out and buy it though....just saying.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Tyger Tyger Review

Title: Tyger Tyger

Author: Kersten Hamilton

Book: (Goblin Wars, #1)

Pages: 308

Rating: 5/5

This book reminded me a bit of the Iron King books but it was much much better than those. It was a bit slow at first but the action and stuff picked up as the book progressed. Honestly I've only heard of goblins in movies...I don't think I've ever read anything with them in it. Not yet anyway...
Teagan (Tea) went through her life not believing in the stories her dad read or the paintings of goblins that her mom painted. All that mattered was her job working at the zoo and getting good grades. Then her cousin Finn moves in with them and things go downhill quickly. An animal dies at the zoo and Tea is blamed and to top it off both she and her brother (Aiden) are seeing things no one else can see. Well no one except for Finn.
After Finn leaves their mother dies and months later their father goes missing. Finn comes back and helps them find their father only to have him kidnapped by a goblin. Together they must get him back and the only way to do that is by taking Aiden with them. He has the power to make a path in the right direction by singing. When Tea, Aiden and Finn find Josh (Tea's and Aiden's father) they come face to face with the one who keeps him captive. Fear Doirich.
Will they defeat him and save Josh? Will they escape from Mag Mell? Or will he live to haunt them all?
Ok the romance was really lacking but there were quite a few close calls when it came to kissing. XD I loved Aiden! Haha! He was a great character and I loved his role. I am still stuck wondering what Tea's powers are but I figure they will be revealed in the next book. Finn was a great character but why on earth does he feel he needs permission to kiss Tea? Agh! I still enjoyed it and can't wait to read the next book.

About The Author

Kersten Hamilton is the author of several picture books and many novels, including the acclaimed YA paranormal trilogy The Goblin Wars. When she's not writing, she hunts dinosaurs in the deserts and badlands near Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she lives. For more about Kersten, please visit

Friday, September 20, 2013

Escaping Reality Review

Title: Escaping Reality

Author: Lisa Renee Jones

Book: (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen, #1)

Pages: 212

Rating: 4/5

So very confused by this book at the beginning since I didn't know about the main character's past. It was really weird and I hated...oh I'll tell you later so read on. I liked it though despite everything in the book which for me is strange. That is probably why I liked it. I like being confused sometimes.
Amy has been on the run for about six years. Amy isn't really her name either. She moves around from place to place with the help of her handler whom she's never met. Someone is trying to track her down and maybe even want to kill her and she can't let that happen. After a note she leaves NY to go to Denver where she'll start a new identity yet again. This time as Amy Bensen.
She meets Liam Stone on the plane ride over and there is an immediate connection. Which leads to them having sex in her apartment after only 4-5 hours of knowing each other! How....unladylike is that??? (nicest word I could come up with) So soooooo wrong! So despite everything she's been through she trusts this man (who's also a billionaire) and begins to live with him in a hotel's penthouse suite!
She (when he leaves for a while after he doesn't use a condom...Ahhhh!) begins to look things up in order to find out about her past. The thing is that the fire she knows happened seems to have never existed. Liam comes back and has to take her to a hospital since she fell and sliced her head open in the bathroom (she has flashbacks that knock her out). He seems like the perfect guy and she even begins to fall for him hard until she hears something. Something she's not supposed to hear.
What did he say that would make her panic? Will she go on the run without her handler's help? Why is Liam so interested in her past? Who is Liam Stone and what does he have to do with everything she's going though?
Sadly some of those questions won't get answered till the second book comes out which unfortunately I can't seem to find when it comes out. It was a great book despite of how strange it really was. I really can't wait for the second book!

About The Author

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).
Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.
Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.
Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Outcasts Review

Title: The Outcasts

Author: Kathleen Kent

Pages: 336

Rating: 2/5

So this book started out good and I looked forward to the whole treasure hunt aspect. Sure it was a bit slow but I held in there hoping for more than what I got out of the book. I had hoped that I would have to write a good review since I won it on goodreads but, alas, I didn't care for it. ): The book will be available on the 24th of September 2013.
Lucinda is a prostitute...or was before she ran away to her lover before heading down for a teaching job in a swamp. She has epilepsy so no one has really cared about her till her lover. But now she has a family who is taking care of her and a class of children who actually like her. She is using them to find information for her lover about hidden gold. She's not finding out too much yet but she is still trying. What will happen to the man who found the gold though?
Nate is Texas police and joins up with two Texas Rangers to try and apprehend a killer named McGill. McGill kills men, women, and children and now he is after gold. The same gold that he sent Lucinda to find. Nate and his partners travel throughout and one of them is killed by a traitorous sheriff (or something like that) while the other dies of cancer soon after. It is up to Nate to continue the mission and find Lucinda and McGill before it's too late.
The gold didn't pan out since it was a lie but now Lucinda is having to work for money to pay McGill for the misfortune of a fools errand. Nate finds them and McGill is about to kill him and Lucinda when Lucinda shoots McGill. Lucinda had a child, a baby (who happens to belong to Dr. Tom one of the Texas Rangers), and it turns out that Nate and his wife were the ones to adopt her. Sweet huh?! But Nate still ends up taking Lucinda to jail where she teaches some of the female prisoners math while Nate went on home to his wife.
That pretty much sums it all up unfortunately! I mean it just went on and on and on! I was dying of boredom by the time I finished and almost shouted for joy when it was over. It was mainly about death, travel, sex, death, guns, and more sex.

About The Author

Kathleen Kent is a tenth-generation descendant of Martha Carrier. She is also a masterful storyteller, and in her first novel, The Heretic's Daughter, she paints a haunting portrait, not just of Puritan New England but also of one family's deep and abiding love in the face of fear and persecution. A New York Times bestseller, the novel is based in part on family stories passed down through 10 generations. It was the recipient of the 2008 David J. Langum, Sr. award for American historical fiction.
Ms. Kent's second novel, The Traitor's Wife (The Wolves of Andover in hardcover) is a prequel to The Heretic's Daughter and chronicles the life of Thomas Carrier, husband to Martha; a man local lore and family legend said was a soldier during the English Civil War and involved in the execution of King Charles I of England.
The third book, The Outcasts, is historical fiction set in 1870 Texas, and will be released by Little Brown Publishing September 24, 2013.

Friday, September 13, 2013

I Am Number Four Review

Title: I Am Number Four                      Title: I Am Number Four

Author: Pittacus Lore                           Year: 2011

Book: (Lorien Legacies, #1)                 Movie: 1?

Pages: 440                                             Time: 1hr 50min

Rating: 5/5                                            Rating: 4.5/5

I loved loved LOVED this book! I could hardly put it down and almost finished it in one day but around midnight (despite the action) I started to fall asleep. It had nothing to do with the book since the book was great! The movie was a bit (ok a lot) different than the book but not by a lot like other movies. If they'd just made a few adjustments the movie would've been just like the book. I'm not sure if it would've been better though since I love both the book and the movie quite a bit. I'm just jabbering now so let me get on with the review...XD
John (Number Four) moves around a lot so as to avoid the Mogadorians (they are the ones that destroyed Lorien). See John is from Lorien (a planet far far away) and he along with eighteen other people escaped from Lorien before it was destroyed by the Mogadorians. Now he is the Fourth of Nine powerful Loriens to survive. The first three were killed by Mogadorians who are now after him. He's only fifteen and his world was destroyed ten years ago but he is still being hunted like an animal.
So he and Henri move to Paradise, Ohio in hopes to escape them for a while. Henri is kind of his keeper and makes sure John is safe and to make sure the Mogadorians never catch them. In Paradise John meets Sarah and is immediately drawn to her despite his best efforts to stay away from her. Mark is her ex and insists on trying to prove that he is better for Sarah than John is. Sarah refuses to believe that though. Sam is a alien believer and since his father was in fact taken by aliens (Mogadorians) Henri and John try to figure out how much he knows.
Sam is eventually told what Henri and John are and he is completely fine with that. So everything at school is going great until the Mogadorians find John and trap him in the school with Sarah. Somehow Henri, Mark, and Bernie Kosar (the dog :D) get into the school along with Number Six. Six tries to help them get out but it is up to everyone to help her defeat the hundreds of Mogadorians outside. This is where it gets really exciting so I won't say any more!
This book rocks and I'm so happy I got it! It was totally worth it and I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the series! I definitely recommend this book (even if it is from a guys point of view) for everyone. You won't regret it! Well hopefully you won't...XD

About The Author

Pittacus Lore is Lorien's ruling Elder. He has been on Earth for the last twelve years, preparing for the war that will decide Earth's fate. His whereabouts are unknown.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Review

Title: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Author: April Genevieve Tucholke

Book: (Between, #1)


Rating: 4/5

Oh dear I guess I forgot to post on this book once I'd finished! So sorry for that! Hmmm...where to begin??? Let me tell you that your idea of what the book is about is wrong. No devil...well not the real devil anyway. Just a few people with powers that are used for bad intentions. Murder, chaos, control, etc. Overall I was surprised and found that I did like this book though and I can't wait to see what happens in the second book!
Violet comes from old money that is now being used up by her parents who are touring Paris while she and her brother Luke stay at home (caring parents aren't they!?). The home is magnificent but is slowly falling to ruin so Vi has to rent out her guesthouse. Echo is a small town so she doesn't really believe anyone will take up on the offer until River West comes to town. Though handsome and obviously wealthy there is something off about him and now that he's in town strange things start happening. Spooky things. The Devil kidnapping a girl (you'll have to read it), a man committing suicide in the middle of the town, the list goes on and on.
Vi is attracted to River but doesn't trust him...not entirely. She meets a little boy named Jack and they grow close (he's about 14 and she's 17 or 18) like siblings and he moves into their house when his father dies. Stranger things start happening in Echo and Vi knows River is causing them though he denies it. He has caused all the trouble so far so why should she believe him now? River's brother Neely comes to town too (he doesn't have any powers which is a disappointment!) and stays in the guesthouse also. Just as Neely is about to drag River back home something happens and it's life or death for Vi. Turns out they (River and Neely) have a half-brother with an enormous amount of power and all the hate in the world.
Will he kill Vi just for fun? Will he use his powers so they all turn on each other? Will River step in and save the day? Or will it be up to Vi to end this?
Quite an interesting book though I believe the romance moved way too fast! I mean what is she thinking when she decides to sleep next to him every night? And kissing him after only hours of knowing each other! Why can't I meet a guy of my dreams? Instead I'm stuck writing reviews on the perfect guy for each girl and writing my own story with my perfect guy. Life is so unfair!

About The Author

April Genevieve Tucholke is a full-time writer who digs classic movies, redheaded villains, big kitchens, and discussing murder at the dinner table. She and her husband—a librarian, former rare-book dealer, and journalist—live in Oregon. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is her first novel.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sweet Evil Review

Title: Sweet Evil

Author: Wendy Higgins

Book: (The Sweet Trilogy, #1)

Pages: 447

Rating: 5/5

I absolutely adored this book! I never knew I could be jealous of a fictional character once again since I have so many fictional character crushes. (Ren, Caspian, Puck, Adam, Cole, Jem, etc. and now Kaidan and Kopano!) How many fictional guys will I be in love with by the end of the year? Why aren't there guys like this in the real world? D: So not fair!
Anna is a good girl. No drugs or any substance addictions which makes her very unpopular. Her one and only friend (Jay who is a super cool bestfriend) takes her to a concert where she meets the drummer Kaidan Rowe. The only one who doesn't give off and aura so she doesn't know what he's feeling (kind of like Evermore huh?). They meet again when a boy slips her X and is about to take advantage of her. Luckily he saves her from that and within minutes the drugs are out of her system. (drugs don't last as long for her as they do for humans...COOL!)
Then she learns she had an angel for a mother and a demon for a father but only her father is still alive. He's in jail though! The only time she ever saw him was when she was born which unnervingly she remembers a bit further back than that. Weird! When she learns this she and her adoptive mother (Patti) plan to go to California to see the nun who was there and wanted to speak to Anna. Unfortunately Patti can't go but Kaidan steps in and takes her instead. (such a bad idea!) Anyway they make it to California with a few close calls in the bedroom (if you know what I mean!) and she gets to meet her father who is nothing like she thought he would be.
With their attraction growing stronger Kaidan pushes her away and tells her never to see him again. (she's real likely to do so isn't she?) So she does her best to stay away and meets four others like her. She feels attracted to Kopano (I mean who wouldn't!) and he for her but her heart still belongs to Kaiden. When she is forced to "work" for her dad she is in for quite a ride. After all she has been denying the urges to drink and do drugs her whole life. The day after that night all of her kind and the Dukes (demons or fallen angels... whichever you prefer) are to meet in good old NYC for a conference. (what could possibly go wrong? *eye roll*)
Will they all discover what she is? Will they kill her? Will Kaidan and/or Kopano step in? Or will something completely unexpected happen?
Ohmysweetgoodness I hated the ending! Cliff-hangers are not my thing especially one like that! After all I am a romantic...It was an fantastic book! I seriously hope that our guardian angels don't follow us everywhere though. It's kind of a creepy thought...I so can't wait to get my hands on the next book in the series!!! :D Though now that I've read the synopsis I'm not too sure it will be too good...Hate love triangles!

About The Author

After earning a Creative Writing degree from George Mason University and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, I taught high school English until becoming a mommy. I've always had a heart for teens, and writing YA stories gives me the opportunity to delve into the ambiguities of those pivotal years before adulthood.
I live in the D.C. area with my husband, daughter, son and puppy Rue.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Oblivion Review

Title: Oblivion

Year: 2013

Time: 2hrs 5min

Rating: 4/5

So this movie confused me halfway through (or so) but I sorted it out soon after. It was a good movie but not as good as I thought it would be. Don't get me wrong, I still love the movie but I wish that I'd watched Star Trek Into Darkness (which I was unable to finish! agh!). Alas, I did enjoy the movies I got to watch. This was the third movie I chose.
After the world was attacked Jack (Tom Cruise) now fixes drones in the year 2077 which protects the machines that are sucking up Earth's natural resources. He and Victoria (Andrea Riseborough) believe that they are doing a good gob and that they are going to Titan (a ship in space which supposedly the human race is surviving on at the moment) in two weeks. That all changes when Jack saves the girl from his dreams from getting blasted by drones like the rest of her crew. Julia (Olga Kurylenko) changes his whole world (and Victoria's) when she tells him that he's her husband. She's been asleep for at least 60 years! What does that mean for Jack and Victoria??
Jack and Julia are taken by the rebels who Jack didn't even know were human. There they begin to learn what is going on with the world and who is really running Titan. Jack is needed to destroy Titan before it is too late for Earth but he learns something about himself that shouldn't even be possible. (sorry no spoilers!) When Titan turns on Jack and Julia they have to decide whether they will fight or stay in their little haven by the lake.
Will the aliens win and suck the world dry of all it's natural resources? Will Jack and Julia help the rebels in destroying Titan? Will they survive?
Ok I can't say too much without giving away a huge plot twist. Sorry... I can guarantee (hopefully)  that you will be surprised though and will enjoy it. I love Olga Kurtlenko who plays Julia! She is fabulous at her role! Do you agree with me?? I think I did an ok job at the review...

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Croods Review

Title: The Croods

Year: 2013

Time: 1hr 38min

Rating: 3/5

So this was the second movie I watched on the flight. I must say I was very sleepy and so I unfortunately cried through some parts of the movie. (they were sad! I swear I'm not usually a crier!) It was a weird movie and at first I wondered if I should keep watching it but I managed to since I had nothing else to do. After a while I really got into it though I was still confused at some of the things that went on.
Eep (Emma Stone) is a cavegirl who lives with her father Crug (Nicolas Cage), her mother Ugga (Catherine Keener), her grandmother Gran (Cloris Leachman), her brother Thunk (Clark Duke) and her little monster sister (doesn't speak). She is different than the rest because she is curious and hates living in the cave. One night she goes out (without anyone's knowledge) and meets Guy (Ryan Reynolds) who has managed to create fire. After he disappears her father comes and tries to drag her into the cave till it is destroyed. When the dust clears and they see that beyond their cave is a world they never thought possible. A beautiful world full of color, fun, and unimaginable danger. They meet up with Guy again who saves their lives and takes them on a journey to avoid the end of the world. (well the end of that vast piece of land anyway) On their way they make friends (with animals) and learn to trust Guy which makes Crug very very unhappy. After all he has been protecting them for a very long time.
When the end comes will they be able to make it to safety? Will one be left behind to face the coming dangers? Or will they all make it and continue to chase the sun?
It is a weird movie and some of it you won't be able to understand till you see the movie. After all I can't explain everything to you or else that would ruin the movie! If you have nothing better to do this is your movie, but if not I'd wait to watch it. It really isn't a must watch...Do you agree???

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Epic Review

Title: Epic

Year: 2013

Time: 1hr 42min

Rating: 4.5/5

Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! I'm sitting here in Rome, Italy writing a movie review on a movie I saw on the plane! :D Don't worry the other two movies I watched will be reviewed later on in my trip. Gah it was such a long flight to have to deal with a screaming kid. I about lost my mind! Luckily the movies were free and I got to enjoy the movies I missed at the theatres.
Mary Katherine or MK (Amanda Seyfried) goes to live with her father after her mom dies. She hopes her father had changed but he hadn't. He is still searching for highly evolved fast moving little people (like a size of a bee small) and barely takes any notice to her. (tragic) Anyway one night she walks out to the woods where she finds the dying Queen Tara (Beyoncé Knowles) who is one of those tiny people. When MK touches the pod the Queen gives her she is transformed into a miniscule version of herself till she's the same size as them.
So she lets General Ronin (Colin Farrell) and the slug Mub (Aziz Ansari) and snail Grub protect her. On this trip to the all knowing scroll tree she meets Nod (Josh Hutcherson) a very handsome boy who once again joins sides with the Leaf  Men following under Ronin. They take her somewhere safe but the pod is stolen so they have to go into Mandrake's (Cristoph Waltz) territory and get it back. Ronin is caught so it is up to MK, Nod, Mub and Grub to get it back to safety.
Will they succeed and beat Mandrake? Will Mandrake get hold of the pod and spread decay? Who will the new Queen be? Will MK make it back to her world alive?
Ok so I'm writing this post while jetlagged but hey I'm in Rome! Super cool! The only problem is that my mom is dragging me out of the hotel when all I want to do is sleep. This is a great movie and I'm so so glad I got the chance to watch it! Hope you all agree with me!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Welcome to Harmony Review

Title: Welcome to Harmony

Author: Dan Trumpis

Pages: 303

Rating: 4/5

Loved the book and thought it was way too short! I wanted more action and stuff! Reading this book you forget that he's twelve unless he (and others) are playing video games. Which happens a lot in this book. Despite that I really enjoyed this book and I'm so glad I won it on Goodreads! I never would've known about it if I hadn't signed up to win it. Love werewolves!
Dillon is a twelve year old who just moved to Harmony after living in L.A. where he makes friends for the first time. Like any other school it has bullies but what he is more concerned with people looking at him like they know him. How could they possibly know him? Oh yeah, he's a werewolf and when he changes in front of three boys only one is shocked. The other two were vampires but before a fight could break out Brody (werewolf) breaks it up.
Now it seems like Dillon's world is filled with vampires, werewolves (or lupoi), faeries, gargoyles (*jumping up and down* XD), sorcerers, sorceresses, etc.. Miles (human) is brought into the loop since he was there when the fight almost started. Brody and his sister Brenna (also a lupoi) along with Gabby (sorceress) help Dillon cope and learn about everything. Brody and Brenna's parents are the leaders of the pack so he joins them in protecting the town. (Is that cool or what?)
Julian (vampire) tries to become friends with them and Patrick (also a vampire) has already become friends with them because of the ghost he is friends with. One big happy family of friends right? Wrong! But it seems that way until Miles goes missing from school and it's the ghost who is the one that tells them what's going on. Super lucky he was there! Dillon rushes off to help Miles but what he finds is something he never expected to see.
Has Julian managed to turn Miles into an evil vampire? Will Miles kill his father? Or will someone come and help Miles and Dillon before it's too late?
Loved the main characters though I think it's a bit too early for twelve-year-olds to start dating or thinking about romance. Seriously! Way too young for them especially when the character is just learning stuff about himself. Overall it was a great book and I'm looking forward to reading more by this author! :D

About The Author

Dan Trumpis is currently a teacher at Sonoran Science Academy Ahwatukee in Phoenix, Arizona. Welcome to Harmony is his first book. He plans for it to be the first in a series that takes place in the town of Harmony.