The demon inside me

Portia is a fast paced book full of various worlds, demons, dragons and magic with an enchanting heroine on the lead.

PortiaPortia (Angelbound Offspring #2) by Christina Bauer

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I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

It seems that in times when Void threatens the worlds to collapse, even a peaceful, book loving princess must embark on a quest and try to save everyone. And who might be a perfect partner in her adventures? How about a handsome dragon emperor Tempest?

I felt this book was kind of chaotic. There were those strange moments when one chapter ends with supposed peace and quiet and the next started with a boom without a reason. Portia and Tempest were traveling randomly from place to place. I know they were supposed to be on this quest, but that also felt kind of sudden.

.:Golden Emperor:. by keelerleah
.:Golden Emperor:. by keelerleah

Actually I think I’m missing some information, maybe they were in previous books? I was completely lost in what was happening there. OK, there is this Void that’s supposed to be either some kind of a big ass monster or a place from which monsters come to other worlds. I didn’t really get that. Also, the worlds… so there are four worlds that are somehow joined together, but how are our heroes transporting between them? Are there some kind of portals? Or maybe you just wish yourself somewhere? I told you I was lost right? Continue reading “The demon inside me”

October review tour summary

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Since it’s the last day of my first review tour I’ve decided to create a little summary. I had an occasion to read 3 pretty good books and I’m very satisfied with them all.

Emma and The BanderwighEmma and the Banderwigh by Matthew Cox

A story about a ten year old girl who wants to be very responsible and forget about the fairies, monster and other imaginary things only the kids should believe. She find out that the world of stories might not be just in her Nan’s imagination and that something out there wants to get her.

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Demon HeartDemon Heart by Emma L. Adams

A third book in a pretty good young-adult series about demons, sorcerers and a bunch of new college students with special powers. The whole series is worth reading and the last (for now) book is full of surprises and exciting events.

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Otto Von TrapezoidOtto Von Trapezoid and the Empress of Thieves by Jesse Baruffi

A twisted and comic tale about two villains who want to take over the world and end up falling in love. This book is AWESOME! Great sense of humor, fantastic battles, interesting plot and great characters.

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Review tour – Emma and the Banderwigh by Matthew Cox

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How about I tell you a story of a young girl, who wanted to be all grown up and decided to stop believing in fairies, magic and monsters and then one day something unusual happened to her. Something scary, that will make her reconsider her new beliefs.

Emma and the Banderwigh by Matthew CoxEmma and the Banderwigh by Matthew Cox

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I received this copy from the publisher via Curiosity Quills in exchange for an honest review.

Book blurb:

Ten-year-old Emma doesn’t believe in faerie tales or monsters that secret children away in the night—until she meets one.

She lives in a quiet village at the edge of Widowswood with her parents, her Nan, and her little brother, Tam. Ready to abandon the whimsy of childhood, she finds the boredom of chores comforting and Nan’s fanciful bedtime stories silly.

One morning, a wan and weary older girl staggers out of the woods and sets the entire town aflutter with whispers of a child-stealing monster lurking in the forest. Nan tells her of the Banderwigh: a dark soul who feeds on sorrow and drains the life from children’s tears.

Darkness comes calling on Emma’s happy home, threatening the reality to which she desperately clings. The impossible becomes more and more real, forcing Emma to reach inside herself for the ability to believe. Her family depends on it.

Little Emma is trying so hard to be a responsible, clear-thinking girl. She wants to behave like an adult, doesn’t want to believe in monsters. But why would she? She’s still a child, why not let herself behave like one? Maybe she’s just scared, or maybe she wants to help her mom. Little does she know her mother more than believes in the strange creatures and magic, she knows it all exists. Continue reading “Review tour – Emma and the Banderwigh by Matthew Cox”

Top 5 Wednesday – Halloween Recommendations!

imgresTime for some Halloween reads!

Who am I kidding, I don’t do seasonal reads. I simply read on what I want and have no matter the time of the year. Besides I don’t read much of the creepy and scary books. The three first places – these were BBC dramatizations that I listened at some point. These three were really well made and really creeped me out. I bet the books are just as good.

So… sorry for not giving you full books for these first three spots, but I hope you’ll like my choices anyway.


Anubis by Wolfgang Hohlbei – let’s start with something light here. It was written by a German author and as far I’ve seen it doesn’t have English translation yet.

This is a story about a team of archaeologists who find a strange burial place and a set of tunnels that don’t fit with this region’s religions. In fact it seems to be connected to ancient Egypt. And it seems not everything in there is dead… Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday – Halloween Recommendations!”