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My Wolf’s Bane

17236613by: Veronica Blade

Pages: 389

Published: January 28th, 2013 by Crush Publishing

ISBN: 9780985343460

From Goodreads: NOTE FROM THE PUBLISHER: As with any Veronica Blade book, this is a ROMANCE NOVEL, meaning it’s romance FIRST and everything else is secondary. Rated PG-13 for sexual situations and mild profanity.

Different species. Mortal enemies. It’ll never work, but they’ll die trying.

Autumn Rossi thought she was a normal teenager. Suddenly, she can outrun every critter in the forest, making her wonder if she’s even human.

When the new guy at school, Zack de Luca, witnesses a questionable scene, he unfairly pins her as stuck-up. He acts like he hates her, yet he keeps bailing her out of trouble. Not only is Zack both insufferable and irresistible, he seems to sniff her anytime he gets close.

As passion flares between them, Autumn isn’t sure which is more dangerous: her psycho ex-boyfriend, or falling for Zack — who’s risking his life just by being near her.

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I loved this book. I liked the author’s take on werewolves. This was a different kind of society for them than any other I’d read before. I also really liked Autumn’s character. She wasn’t your average high schooler… and I’m not saying that simply because she finds herself with different powers. She’s someone who I would’ve wanted to be friends with in high school. She didn’t feel the need to change herself to fit in or make anyone like her. She was unapologetic for who she was and I loved that. Of course, I also found Zack to be very close to the perfect guy and it made me wonder why I never met any guys like that in high school. This novel is a great young adult that can transport anyone into a different world for a few hours. I like books that can suck you in and make you forget about the world around you for a little while. I had a few issues with this story though, the main one being that I still had a lot of questions when the book ended. I just couldn’t help but feel a little frustrated. I know that it was a romance first and foremost and that’s fine, but there were so many other elements to the story that I felt were just left hanging. I had some issues with Autumn’s parents as well.  I  didn’t really understand their motivation for doing anything they did throughout the entire book. I really wanted the ability to pause the story and find out what was going on with them. I know there’s more to come though, so that’s a good thing. I want all of my questions answered! 😛 But even if that doesn’t happen I’d suggest this book to anyone looking for a good YA romance. I know there’s lots of those out there these days, but I did feel like this one brought something unique to the table and that it was attention grabbing. 🙂

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Buy this from Amazon here: My Wolf’s Bane (Shapes of Autumn, book one)

From Fame to Shame

by: Veronica Blade

Pages: 125

Published: April 2012 by Crush Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9780985343

From Goodreads: When good-girl Maddie switches places with her famous bad-girl twin Jackie, she has some pretty high stilettos to fill.

Despite the danger of tabloid drama if their identity swap is discovered, Maddie has to save her sister’s butt. When Jackie’s ex-boyfriend shows up with a rekindled spark for “Jackie,” his deep gray eyes and sweet kisses make Maddie’s heart thumpety thump. But dating the guy who dumped her sister is a no-no. Too bad Dallas isn’t used to girls saying no. What will happen when he discovers Maddie’s deception?

 

This was a sweet little story that didn’t take me long to read at all. You could definitely sit down and read this in one sitting. This was definitely a novel I would’ve devoured if I were a little younger. I’ve kind of lost that fantasy that a celebrity will fall in love with me, so I found myself finding some of the scenes a little silly. But overall, I really did enjoy it. I liked the way Maddie had to pretend to be her sister, because the that’s exactly the kind of tension that has me squirming in my seat when I read it. I got really nervous for Maddie and I found myself wanting to yell at her to not say certain things. 🙂 I think that if you’re looking for something really fun and lighthearted, this is for you. There is some swearing, which could be a problem for a YA novel, but if you don’t think that’s going to bother you, then definitely you should check this book out. It’s a nice little escape from reality for a few hours, especially if you’re a young adult yourself, or you just want to remember what it was like to be that age. 🙂

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Buy this from Amazon: From Fame to Shame (Twin Fame)

Something Witchy This Way Comes

by: Veronica Blade

Pages: 394

Published: November 30th 2011 by Crush Publishing

ISBN: 0979886945

From Goodreads: Brainiac Tessa McClean’s newly discovered magical powers give her hope of an escape from her inadequate life. But the thrill of being a witch fades when she learns of a rival coven and begins to suspect her own coven’s objective. Evidence tells Tessa to trust one side, but instinct drives her toward the other.
When Hayden Anders, the most delinquent kid in school (and the toughest) offers self-defense lessons in exchange for tutoring, the timing couldn’t be better. Though the idea of hanging out with a bad-boy that tempting is unnerving, staying alive amidst warring witches takes priority. She vows to hold onto her values and not surrender to the bad-boy she begins to secretly want.
Together, Tessa and Hayden uncover the truth about the two factions; a truth that explains why the covens will stop at nothing to lure her to their side. Tessa has only a matter of weeks to form an alliance with one coven or the other, but the wrong decision could cost Tessa the lives of all those she loves; including Hayden.

 

This was a really fun read. Although, to me, this story seemed more about Hayden and Tessa than it did about everything that was going on in regards to witches. That part was very interesting, as well, and I liked how everything about the witchcraft was easy to believe and easy to understand. I didn’t find myself having to go back and figure anything out like I sometimes have to when a fantasy world gets too complex. The reading was also quick and easy. I didn’t find myself getting bored or skipping parts. Everything was a fun and entertaining read. The chemistry between Hayden and Tessa was incredible. That’s why I think this is more of their story. There’s something just so appealing about taming a bad boy. Hayden was someone who probably won’t initially seem like a hero, or even a character, that you’ll particularly love. But stick around, he’s wonderful. 🙂 I really did enjoy this story and I liked that even though there were references to things, there was nothing in this novel that couldn’t be read by a younger reader. I definitely recommend this book for someone looking for a fun, young, fantasy.

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