Friday, January 31, 2014

Review: Secret ( Elemental #4 ) by Brigid Kemmerer

My review: 

I can not imagine a more befitting title for this book than Secret..... 
Nick has a secret. A secret he feels he can't tell anyone, not even his twin brother Gabriel , especially not Gabriel. When Nick' s girlfriend Quinn finds out that secret, it only adds to the pile of complications and secrets she has in her own life. Nick feels the pressure on all sides and as he tries to deal with his own issues, leaves Quinn feeling alone and desperate. Who she turns to in response will shock you. 

Like all of the books in this series, this story was amazing! This is Nick' s story but I love how we find out more about Quinn and Tyler as well. Plus the new character, Adam, that we met in Breathless is a big part of this one, and I absolutely adore him right from the start! 

Secret is powerful and emotional and I'm not ashamed to admit I cried a couple times while reading it. I don't know how Brigid manages to make me so invested in these boys, but I literally care about each and every one of them. It hurt to see Nick so lost, but it was also wonderful to follow along as he found himself. I've seen some state that they didn't like Quinn or Tyler much in this story and I am bewildered because I had a completely different experience with these characters. Are they both completely messed up and flawed? Yes! But that's what makes them interesting and realistic. I have never cared much for Tyler but after reading Secret I am rethinking my opinion of him. He can still be a total jerk but the glimpse of the pain and bleeding heart under that jerk facade really left me thinking. I would love to get to hear more about him in the future! 

The ending has me anxiously awaiting the next book! Overall, Secret is a fantastic addition to an amazing series and I would highly recommend this entire series to YA paranormal romance fans! 

** I received this book from the publisher solely in exchange for a honest review ** 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Review: Othersphere by Nina Berry

Othersphere is the final book in The Otherkin trilogy by Nina Berry. It begins shortly after Caleb left in Othermoon feeling betrayed by Dez. Now with Caleb gone Dez has started dating Lazar and has not heard from Caleb since he left. After Amaris sneaks out of the school Dez follows her, knowing she's going to meet up with Caleb. She just wants to see that he's okay, but when they are suddenly attacked by Ximon and The Tribunal things take a turn for the worst. Ximon opens a portal to Othersphere and throws Amaris through it into the dangerous other world. Now Dez, Caleb, and the other shifters have to find a way to get her back.

Othersphere is an amazing ride of fantasy and adventure! It was exhilarating picturing the strange new world and learning of the amazing ways it awakens Dez' s senses. I loved finding out more about Dez and her amazing connection to Othersphere. I can only imagine being a teenager trying to find out who you are and where your from while being stuck in a love triangle with two brothers and having the pressure of a friend's death on your shoulders. Needless to say tensions are high within the group, causing emotions to run amuck, pushing the story to a perfect crescendo as they race to save their friend. 

I love the world Nina Berry has created in this book. So dangerously beautiful and breathtaking! It made me a little sad the story had to end. But I think it was a nice ending to the series with everything neatly resolved and Dez finally realizing she chooses who to be and that her origins doesn't have to define her. 

** I received this book for review purposes from the publisher in exchange for a honest review **