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Born To Fight (The Born Trilogy) by Tara Brown

Born To Fight is the second book in The Born Trilogy by Tara Brown. I had some problems with the first book leaving character holes, but I was still interested enough to see what was going to happen to Emma, the heroine of the series. This book focuses on how Emma is different from others and why. She is still torn between the two brothers, but she does decide which one she wants to be with. I found this to be a fast paced read and interesting. It still had problems with the characters “acting out of character”, for the lack of a better term, but still a good read and an improvement on the first. (I would rate this series higher if it was edited better and the character holes were filled.)

Born To Fight 2.75 out of 5 stars

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Born (The Born Trilogy) by Tara Brown

This book is set in a post apocalyptic world where a virus and some natural disasters have destroyed civilization. The virus turned people into zombies. Emma is a nineteen year old girl who lives alone in a cabin in the woods. She was trained to be a survivalist by her father, but she has been on her own for ten years, her only companion being a pet wolf. She decides to help a girl who comes to her door and her life is forever changed. Emma also faces other dangers besides the zombies. The new government is stealing girls to breed better human beings. This book is an interesting idea and the book is fast paced. I like fast paced books, but this one is so fast paced that it leaves many holes in the character development. I think this book would have been better if the author had taken more time to tell the story. Many character traits came out of nowhere and really didn’t make sense. All in all, it was a good read for the price I paid, which was $1 on amazon. 

Born 2.5 out of 5 stars.

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Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #13)

This is the final book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I originally began reading this series after the first season of True Blood. A few books in, I realized it was very different from the show( in a good way). Many fans of the books became dissapointed in the last few books, as it was clear this series was coming to an end. I have enjoyed all of the books as a fun escape from reality. This book had received mixed reviews, so I was a little wary. However, I still liked it and I read it fairly quickly. It centers on Sookie’s various enemies trying to take her down once and for all. Without giving anything away, we do get to see Sookie chose a final love interest in the end. I was happy with her choice and it wasn’t unexpected if you’ve been reading all the books. The only negative I have to say about the book is that Charlaine Harris tried to fit every character that has come into Sokie’s life into this book. I guess it was her way of wrapping up the series by giving each character a goodbye, but it made the story a bit crowded. I would have liked to have had less side characters come in and more of the main ones present.

Dead Ever After 4 out of 5 stars.

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A Hidden Fire: Elemental Mysteries Book 1 by Elizabeth Hunter

I picked up this eBook for free on Amazon when I was looking for something to read until the book I wanted to read came out. I hadn’t heard of this series before I found it in the free section on Amazon. It had really good reviews, so I was excited to read it. The book had a lot of promise in the concept. I always love a good vampire book. It follows the story of a librarian student named Beatrice De Novo and an ancient vampire named Giovanni Vecchio and his missing books. The vampire twist is that all vampires have control of one element, hence the name “Elemental Mysteries”. The author teases excitement and danger, but I found myself very bored, and I only continued to read this book because I had nothing else to read. However, the last twenty-five percent of the book picked up and became what it promised to be. I don’t know if this book was a slooow buildup to a great series, or if all of the books in the series start slow.Never the less, I find myself interested enough to give the second book a try the next time I am without a book to read.

A Hidden Fire 2.5 out of 5 stars.

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Evanescent by Addison Moore

Evanescent by Addison Moore is the follow up to Ephemeral in the Countenance series. The countenance is a spin-off of the Celestra series that she also writes and is one of my favorite series. This book follows Laken Stewart as she continues her quest to infiltrate the Countenace’s inner circle. In this book, she still loves Wes, but Wes still thinks she has a head injury and can’t remember her life. On the other hand, Cooper is there by her side offering her support by believing her: that she really did come from somewhere else and has a mother and sister that are missing and probably taken to the Celestra tunnels. Of course Cooper believing her, and Wes not believing her, means she becomes closer to Cooper. We see their connection grow stronger as she has to lie to Wes to keep his trust. The one thing I like about Addison Moore’s writing style, is that it is quick paced and she’s not afraid to go big. The story keeps on moving and captures the reader’s attention. There are many twists and turns to keep the reader excited. I loved this book as I have loved everything Addison Moore has written.

Evanescent 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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