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Book Recommendation: The Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare

The Infernal Devices trilogy was my first introduction to Cassandra Clare’s writing. I’m glad I picked up this series before The Mortal Instruments series. I found the characters in The Infernal Devices to be a lot more interesting and way less annoying. Also, the Clare’s writing seemed to be less tedious in this series.

The only bad thing about this series is the ending is a little neat, it didn’t feel genuine. However, the series is still well worth a read.

The Infernal Devices trilogy follows Tessa as she gets swept into the supernatural underworld. With the help of her new demon hunter friends, Will and Jem, Tessa faces a battle against evil forces that want to take over the UK. 

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Hawaiian Homecoming by Libby Cole

Hawaiian Homecoming is the third book in the Hawaiian Heartbreak series. In this book Kayla brings Jay home to New Zealand. Challenges arise when Kayla’s family and best friend voice doubts about her relationship with Jay. 

Similar to the previous two books Hawaiian Homecoming is a short and light read. I enjoyed seeing how Kayla’s and Jay’s relationship would pan out. It was an enjoyable read.

My Rating: 3/5

I received an ebook version from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Hawaiian Healing by Libby Cole

In this book we continue to follow Kayla on her Hawaiian vacation and her relationship with Jay. The couple faces new challenges they must overcome in order to continue the relationship.

Hawaiian Healing is the second book in the Hawaiian Heartbreak series.

The story is short and sweet, with a few rather steamy scenes. The story continues to be good and great beach read.

My Rating: 3/5

I received an ebook version from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Hawaiian Heartbreak by Libby Cole

Kayla is just starting to get over a difficult break-up. She decides to go on a dream vacation to Hawaii. Kayla didn’t expect to have a holiday romance, but the attraction between her and her tour guide, Jay, is undeniable. Will they be able to keep their relationship fun and commitment free, knowing Kayla will be leaving in just a few days?

Hawaiian Heartbreak is a steamy romance, the first in a trilogy. The relationship between Kayla and Jay is amazingly fun and cute. I really enjoyed watching them interact. This book would make a fantastic beach read.

My Rating: 3/5

I received an ebook version from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Book Recommendation: Precious Stone Trilogy by Kerstin Gier

img_3914The Precious Stone trilogy has an interesting plot and some great characters. The writing has some minor flaws that I believe are mostly due to translating. Despite the books being a bit sluggish it still has a great plot that keeps you interested.

I personally found everyone’s lack of trust in Gwen annoying, and how they expect her to be all for their cause when no one will tell her what the cause is, or even just tell her the rules of time travel.

This series is good for people who like historical fiction and sci-fi, or those looking to expand their comfort zone.

The trilogy opens with Ruby Red. Gwen’s family carries a gene for time travel. There are only 12 people who inherit the time travel gene. It’s believed that Gwen’s cousin, Charlotte inherited it. That is until Gwen is the one that travels back in time. Lacking the typical upbringing and training of those believed to be the time travelers Gwen has trouble navigating the secret world of time travel. It doesn’t help that no one will answer any of Gwen’s question and her own mum tells her not to trust anyone, not even her own feelings.

 Sapphire Blue picks up where Ruby Red left off.  Time traveler Gideon’s younger brother is introduced, he helps the girls continue to unravel the mystery. Both the romance and fighting deepens between Gwen and Gideon.

Emerald Green closes the precious stone trilogy. All of the pieces of the mystery are finally revealed, and there are some good twists.

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Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

img_3806In the conclusion to the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series, Jacob discovers new aspects of his powers as he, Emma, and Addison fight to rescue their friends. 

In Library of Souls we delve deeper into peculiardom, learning more about peculiar history and the events that created hollows and wights.

I find myself at a loss of words to describe this book and my feelings for it. There are parts that are a tad boring, and there are parts that had me on the edge of my seat with excitement. The ending ties everything up nicely. Leaving you wanting more but also being content with what you got.

My Rating: 3.5/5

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Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

img_3804Jacob and the other peculiar children journey to London seeking ymbrynes to help them and Miss Peregrine. Along the way they face multiple challenges and make a few new allies. 

Hollow City is the second book in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series. This book sees the children faced with new troubles and we start to learn more about peculiardom. Like the first book, the pace is a bit slow, however it starts to pick during the last third of the book.

I really enjoyed learning more about the peculiars and getting to see Jacob develop his powers more. Hollow City starts to really bring the characters to life, giving them more depth.

I’m curious to see where the third and final book takes us.

My Rating: 3.5/5