Saturday, 13 December 2014

Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout



Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.

Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.

But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.



Friday, 5 December 2014

Ghost Moon Night by Jewel Allen



Summary from Goodreads

Secret to Save Them All . . .

It was whispered years ago that when a pirate cursed a Philippine village with langbuan, or flying undead, a boy received a secret that would protect him from certain death. But even armed with a secret, can anyone survive the undead for long?

Seventeen-year-old Antonio Pulido has never known a time when the langbuan didn’t roam the streets every Ghost Moon Night, killing anyone in their path. He works hard to protect his family and the girl he loves from the deadly attacks, but he wants them stopped once and for all. Can Antonio uncover the decades-old secret and will it help him defeat the langbuan? Or will Ghost Moon Night come again and take someone he truly cares about? It falls on Antonio to save his village, but time is running out. The next Ghost Moon Night is nearly here and Antonio knows this is his last chance to destroy the undead and end their reign of terror -- or die trying.

My review

*I received this eBook in exchange for an honest review.*
Ghost Moon Night is written by Jewel Allen. The genre is paranormal fantasy. The story is set in a small, Philippine village, Dasalin, which was cursed because of pirates. It’s about a seventeen-year-old boy, Antonio, who protects his family from the langbuans. The langbuans are flying creatures who kill everyone they come across on Ghost Moon Night, with their deadly touch. Antonio wants to defeat them.
I give this book 2 stars. I really wanted to like it, but somehow it didn’t do it for me. I started this book and then put it down for two weeks. But because I really wanted to know how it ended, I finished it. I found the beginning a little boring, however I liked Antonio from the first moment. The story was slow-paced and the action scenes were a bit short for me.
The thing I liked about this book, was its setting. I loved the description of the Philippines and I learned a lot about the country. The glossary at the end of the book was also informative and interesting. And the romance was sweet.
Overall, this book was just not for me.