Sunday, August 18, 2013

*REVIEW* Deadly Crush by Ashley Stoyanoff

Title: Deadly Crush
Series: Deadly Trilogy #1
Pages: 165 (PDF version)
Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal
Release Date: August 23, 2013
Source Of Copy/Format: Author/ARC
My Rating: 5/5
Dog Mountain is just like any other small town — peaceful and uneventful. Well, that is if peaceful means wolves howling all night, and uneventful means it’s overrun by pesky werewolves, then yes, Dog Mountain is just your average small town.

Jade Shaw has spent the last two years avoiding the pack. But when Aidan Collins moves to town, avoiding the dogs doesn’t seem possible. The pack wants him just as much as she does.

Determined to keep him out of the pack’s grasp, Jade does everything she can to gain his attention. Little does she know, Aidan is in deeper with the pack than she could have imagined, and competing for his attention is a deadly game, one she may not want to win.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Short Story Weekly #1: Forged by Magic: Origins by Angela Orlowski Peart

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Greetings Accepted Readers,

I am so excited to start this new weekly feature! Short Story Weekly will consist of mini reviews of books that be read in less time then it takes to wash and dry a load of laundry! So come back every Saturday to see another mini review! =-P

The same star rating scale I've been using will also apply to these reviews.
Title: Forged by Magic: Origins
Author: Angela Orlowski Peart
Series: Forged (0.5 The Companion Book)
Number of pages: 38
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Forged by Magic: Origins is a collection of FIVE short stories, featuring the characters from the Forged series. This is the first of two prequels/companion books to the series.

Each story is told from a different character's point-of-view. Find out how the Amulet and Dasht-e Kavir have been created, and how the powers of the Universe opened the gates to other dimensions, inadvertently releasing unworldly supernatural creatures into the Human World. 


I LOVE this collection of short stories! The author Angela Orlowski Peart has some of the best world building skills I've ever read! I seriously wish I could jump into her books and stay there forever! So magical, so beautiful, just so amazing!
I feel that all of the stories are an appropriate length and would make sense to everyone, including those who haven't read anything from the Forged series. All the stories intertwine together perfectly and compliment each other well. Each story provides alternate character's point-of-views and sheds some light on important situations that take place in the first book of this series. This book would be excellent to read directly after or at the same time as the first book in the series.

Those who have read Forged by Greed will enjoy this collection because it will help them understand why certain situations played out the way they did in the book. The magical elements and various creatures caught my attention right away.
Had I not already read Forged By Greed, this short story collection would make me want to do so, ASAP!

My review of Forged By Greed can be found here