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New Blog Up and Running!

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New Blog Up and Running!

I know I have not posted anything in almost a year. I have been going through a lot and lost my way and what I love doing. But now I am back and better then ever before with a brand new blog! I would really appreciate it if y’all would give it a look and follow me! I will be posting similar reviews, updates on authors, movie-to-book adaptations, book release dates, and even cover reveals, just on my own site.

Please go visit me at http://www.crimsoncrocodilereviews.com Again, it would mean so much to me if y’all would go check me out!

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Thursday Review: Beautiful Creatures

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Beautiful Creatures is written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl and is the first novel in the Caster Chronicles. The book was first published on December 1, 2009 but republished with the new movie cover on January 3, 2013.

beautifulcreaturesbk Synopsis:

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.

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Okay so I LOVED the fact that the setting for this novel is in yours truly, South Carolina. The book, while slightly dragging in places, it was a really good read. It had everything a paranormal romance needed. Angst, love at first dream, family conflict, and a surprise death.

The relationship between Ethan and Lena is what I found the most interesting though. Before they even knew each other, Ethan was already falling in love with the girl that repeatedly appears in his dreams. The same dreams where he continually loses her. When he finds the girl of his dreams (literally) he puts everything into getting her to be his, but that isn’t easy, especially with Lena’s deadly family secrets. Will his love be enough to save them both? Breaking through to Lena is easy, but with her 16th birthday fast approaching and the full moon ready to claim her, love may not be enough to save her from herself.

While this book was pretty good, there were some things that I did NOT like, the setting being the main issue. While it is placed in South Carolina, the city of Gatlin does not exist. Along with the fake city, the way SC was described is wrong. Summerville is a large and thriving city and nowhere near Moultrie its about two hours away. The other thing that bothered me is that the book tended to lag a little. It wasn’t horrible, but it get slow enough to where I would just skip ahead a little and still no feel like I missed anything.

Overall, this was a really good book, a 6.5 out of 10. On a side note, the movie is also really great and, as far as movies made from novels go, sticks to what happens in the book and the details pretty well. Okay, done ranting now. Happy Readings!

Judgement Day: Hunting Angel

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This is a book review for Hunting Angel written by J.L. Weil. It is the second book in the Devisa series, with a third novel, Hunting Angel, being released soon as well as a mini series that tells the story of Emma and Travis. Enjoy!

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Synopsis:

Chase Winters is the bane of my existence.

But he is also the lifeline of my heart and soul. Literally.

Things are steaming up between us and between the sheets. When his lips aren’t locked with mine, they were spewing verbal crap. Half the time I didn’t know whether to kiss him or slap him. Our bond is more than just being connected—we are soulbond. The closer we get, the stronger the bond takes hold, and now-a-days it seems we are inseparable.

There is a new addition to our little town, one that has all the Divisa’s on guard—a hunter has taken up residency. This hunter is not just another threat, not when their identity hit so close to home. Strife divides my neighbor’s household surrounding this supposed enemy. Could they be friend or foe?

Chase’s number one priority in all this as always, is to keep me safe.

Regardless of what Chase thinks, I am not a weak and fragile human. And there is nothing I won’t do to keep Chase from harm. He might drive me up a freaking wall, but he is my pain in the ass. I am not about to sit back and let some hunter fire an arrow through his heart. Not if I can help it.

Then there is the one question that is on everyone’s mind: Will the hunter kill us or save us…

Review:

Let me just saw…Chase Winters is HOTT. Like holy cow guys, who wouldn’t want a piece of him? I totally fell for him and am a proud team Chase member! He is protective, rough, strong…everything a half-demon should be and its no wonder that Angel can’t help falling for him, with, or without the bond sealing their souls together. Just as Chase and Angel seem to sort their shit out, a HUGE plot twist is thrown in. Now, after reading the first book, we get introduced to the idea of the Hunters, people who have found out about the devisa and are out for blood. What we don’t see coming will through you for a loop. Travis’s lost love, Emma, who randomly disappears, leaving Travis to spiral out of control resurfaces and all hell breaks loose.

Love, angst, and soul bindings are all here as love is tested and Chase must choose if he is going to finally give in to the deep possessive feelings he has building towards Angel, or if leaving her alone would be the better course of action. He tainted her soul…could he handle being the means of her end?

This book is an excellent book, and while the first novel in the series, Saving Angel, resembles closely to the novel Obsidian, by Jennifer L. Armentrout, the characters all form complex feelings and emotions, separating them from any associated books. The plot, while somewhat predictable, still somehow manages to through surprises and twists, leaving you guessing and doubting yourself on future events. I rate this 8 out of 10. This book is a good read, one I highly recommend y’all read (after reading Saving Angel…duh!). After you read this, you can’t help but love the characters and anxiously waiting to read more.