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  • Intuition

  • Premonition, Book 2
  • By: Amy Bartol
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253

Evie doesn't open her eyes so she can't see him, but she can smell him. He thickens the air she breathes, choking her with his scent... his aroma. She shivers. She has to resist. If she's not strong, then she will be relegated to the same fate as this predator whose sickness infects her even now. But now, she craves him and he knows that; he has been counting on her need to end the gnawing pain. How he would savor her surrender. She's alive, but how much longer will it take until she begs him not to be?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OK! Wasn't expecting this book to be soooooo good!

  • By Scotty on 03-31-14

Main character needs more character development

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-22-19

you know what I hate about reverse harem plots in stories... The heroine's plot development is usually weak as well as annoying... They don't usually do anything to deserve any of it... And she never truly gets rid of the other guys she isn't interested, she usually allows them to keep going after her without putting her foot down...

In this book it's the same. The main guy is an Edward (macho Man that likes to over protect the main character and refuses to listen to her), the other is a Jacob (can't help but love her and basically is kept around even though the main character says she cannot be without the Edward). She doesn't think logically through plans then things go wrong and she's upset because why does this keep happening ūü§∑ oh and when something could not possibly be her fault because she doesn't know she apologizes to everyone else...
there was one point when I was like, whoa she's actually standing up for herself... making smart choices... being a bamf... then one of her men comes to help her and all her plot development went poof.

OH and the straw that broke my back was the fact that they pulled a twilight and basically "..." the sex scene...

I will not be continuing this series...

  • Inescapable

  • Premonition, Book 1
  • By: Amy Bartol
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914

Soon-to-be college freshman Evie Claremont had hoped that once she'd arrived on Crestwood's campus, the nightmare that she'd been having would go away. It hasn't. She may be an inexperienced 17-year-old, but she's grounded... sane. She looks for rational explanations to even the strangest circumstances. Since meeting sophomore Reed Wellington, however, nothing makes any sense. Whenever he's near, she feels an attraction to him - a magnetic kind of force pulling her toward him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyable

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-27-13

good but eh

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-19

to be honest at some point you would think that the main character would stop being such a whiny butt and actually listen to other people. I get it love and such but the mistakes the character made we're because she didn't listen and thought she knew better. Yes you can go against an evil person you have no skills but that's still going to work...
I want to keep reading the series hopefully she becomes a stronger heroine.

  • The Wicked King

  • The Folk of the Air, Book 2
  • By: Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,250
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,159
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,156

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked King Cardan to her and made herself the power behind the throne. When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You're Killing Me, Holly!

  • By Kristal Torpey on 01-12-19

what an ending...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-19

seriously was not expecting it... no spoilers but I cannot wait for the next book

  • The Iron Flower

  • Black Witch Chronicles Series, Book 2
  • By: Laurie Forest
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 685
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 679

Elloren Gardner and her friends were only seeking to right a few wrongs when they rescued a Selkie and freed a military dragon. The last thing they expected was to be thrust into a realm-wide underground resistance against Gardnerian conquest. While the Resistance struggles to fight back against the harsh rulings of the Mage Council, more and more Gardnerian soldiers descend upon the University…led by none other than Lukas Grey, now commander of the nearby military base. Though Elloren tries to keep him at arm's length, Lukas is determined to tie himself to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I NEED the next book!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-23-18

WHAT A WONDERFUL BOOK!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-19

OMG this book series is just so good!!! Laurie Forest is such a fantastic writer

  • Draken

  • The Southern Fire Series, Book 1
  • By: S. B. Nova
  • Narrated by: Jus Sargeant
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

At 19, our hero is caring for her sickly mother when a stranger appears with a shocking truth: Skyla Draken was born in a realm where magic rules, and mythical creatures roam. This land is now the key to curing her mother. And so, Skyla must return to her homeland, but once there, she discovers a hostile world of warring kingdoms, and she meets with evil forces that would see her noble family dead. Things get worse when, during her journey, she has visions of a man and learns a secret that changes everything.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Major Narrator Problems

  • By prancy on 08-11-18

two things really messed up this book for me

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-18

1- although the narrator is a good narrator I don't know if he was appropriate for this book. he kind of sounded like the guy from lives of the Rich and famous which really did not make me think it was the inner monologue of a 19 year old girl... if it had been a girl I think I would have been in the book a little bit more.
2- the characters were okay... I didn't fall in love with any one of them even though I did like Heinrich a little bit. would really threw a wrench in this whole book was the character of Ruby. she almost made me give this book a one-star. for someone who is 20 year old and is supposed to be protecting a nineteen-year-old she is way too immature. She can't seem to wrap her head around ideas that not everything revolves around her for example she gets mad at a Lord who rules an entire kingdom because he couldn't take the time out of his busy schedule to talk to her... he is busy wait! even the main character tells her to come the heck down and instead of saying maybe I should think about how I act towards people and how I don't help situations when I act like a jerk she just goes he's a jerk to! I literally wanted to tell Ruby to shut up most of this book... She was okay at the end but still.
another thing which I won't take points off for but it just is kind of annoying is that I don't understand how the magic in this world works. In her other books she was very clear and how magic was done. that you were born with it and that only certain people possessed it. In this book I'm not so sure... at first I thought that basically if you were from one kingdom you would have a certain set of powers that you were born with and if you were from multiple kingdoms you would have a different set of powers. then halfway through the book it turns out that all people from one place can control an element? and that magic is also learned? extremely confusing...
not till I only read this book because SP Nova said that this book would be linked to her other series kingdom of exile... I literally was just waiting for this book to end... I will at least try the next book. hopefully there is more character development and thanks makes sense

  • The Society of the Sword Trilogy

  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 31 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,861
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,519

When Soren is plucked from the streets and given a place at the prestigious academy of swordsmanship, he thinks his dream of being a great swordsman has become a possibility. However, with great intrigues unfolding all around him, Soren discovers that he is little more than a pawn to the ambitions of others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series Overall, but seemed Rushed

  • By Daniel on 10-15-17

it's like Harry Potter but with swords

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-18

very interesting worth the read. it is a little bit slow in the beginning but it really does pick up halfway through the first book

  • Kingdom of Ash

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 33 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,260
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,915
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,898

Aelin has risked everything to save her people - but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day....With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they've gathered to battle Erawan's hordes might not be enough to save them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immensely satisfying and brilliant!

  • By deziree ayala on 10-27-18

a must read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-18

if you loved the books so far this will not disappoint. TBH I have burned by final books in the past, but only fireheart burned brightly in this book!
the author made a choice that I honestly wouldn't have but because of that choice she made the ending more nerve racking and the main characters more real. no hero complex here.
seriously I can't say enough good things about this author and this book! I definitely connected with the characters and cried at the end <3 Simply beautiful

  • Reflection

  • A Twisted Tale Series, Book 4
  • By: Elizabeth Lim
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

When Captain Shang is mortally wounded by Shan Yu in battle, Mulan must travel to the Underworld, Diyu, in order to save him from certain death. But King Yama, the ruler of Diyu, is not willing to give Shang up easily. With the help of Shang's great lion guardian ShiShi, Mulan must traverse Diyu to find Shang's spirit, face harrowing obstacles, and leave by sunrise - or become King Yama's prisoner forever. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story!

  • By gsquared on 10-10-18

damn is it good!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I feel like I learned more about China and its customs and Heritage. But also a lot of the things that didn't make sense or we're loose ends in the actual movie Mulan were tied together. It was really good

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  • Tower of Dawn

  • A Throne of Glass Novel
  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 22 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,851
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,486

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the king of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken. His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica - the stronghold of the southern continent's mighty empire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What's Chaol been up to?

  • By Anonymous User on 09-13-17

what a good book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-26-18

I love Sarah J Maas' books because they are well-written and have strong female characters

  • The Cruel Prince

  • By: Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,904

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him - and face the consequences.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed feelings . . .

  • By S. E. on 03-09-18

it's like boys over flowers with a twist

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-18

it is a very good book! there is a seriously unexpected but very good ending!