Thursday, October 22, 2020

The Brightest Night by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Brightest Night (Origin, #3)The Brightest Night by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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I was excited to get the audiobook for this one as I am a huge fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout and her Luxen series. The Brightest Night is the third book in the spin-off series, Origin. This cannot be read as a standalone, as it picks up right from where the previous books leave off.

The narrator was great. I really loved the contrast between characters. She is very easy to understand as well which is a must for me when looking at narrators.

The Brightest Night does involve so much more around our favorite characters from the previous series. It is crazy to see how much characters like Katy and Daemon have grown. I loved having more of them in this story.

Where I loved the previous two books in the series, sadly, this was probably my least favorite. It was just too slow paced. There was not much going on for most of the story. It was really character driven with little action. I needed more to keep my interest. It actually took me much longer than normal to finish this one. I knew I was going to push through though since I committed to this series.

Evie is really discovering who she is and how to work her powers. She is also developing her relationship with Luc. There were a few extras thrown in, but again, I just wanted more.

The second half definitely picked up and the twist at the end leaves you excited for the final book in the series. It had me looking to see if there was a release date announced for the final book.

Overall, I still enjoyed this one (just not as much as I was expecting). I will continue with the series and will continue to read everything from JLA.


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The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright

The Haunting at Bonaventure CircusThe Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright


This one is not for me, but sounded really interesting. I still wanted to give it a try and was really excited, but it did not capture my attention like I wanted too. This is just a personal preference. I know others will love it.

I even tried the audiobook on this one, but again, it just was not for me. I could not connect with the story.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Only Truth by Julie Cameron

Only TruthOnly Truth by Julie Cameron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 Stars

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I was excited to get the audiobook for this one. The narrator has a very raspy voice that did bring a great feel to the story. I do wish there were some more variations when voicing some of the males as it was hard to follow when they were all together. Otherwise, the narration is great on this one. Her voice really made you feel during the emotional parts of the story.

Triggers for mental health, animal abuse/killing, rape, and more.

I really like how this will make you question Who is it? I started making predictions after chapter two, but there is really never anything to really pin point the twist towards the end.

This also changes between the POV of Isabell and our psychopath. I really loved what this change brought to the story. Our killer was very sick and creepy. It pulled together the slower parts of the story and really kept this one moving.

I do feel the ending was a little rushed. I would have liked a little more climax around everything happening. We get more of the backstory once the reveal, but I would have liked a little more around the current day.

This is a very dark story and I really enjoyed it. I am excited to see what the author brings to us next.


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