Review Shorts

I’m a little behind on my reviews so I decided to do some Review Shorts aka short reviews in order to catch up. I will be doing two posts of Review Shorts. This first one will be for books I read during the Read-a-Thon last month.

Deception (Haunting Emma #1) by Lee Nichols
(read during read-a-thon)

Goodreads Summary:

When Emma Vaile's parents leave on mysterious business trip, it gives her the perfect excuse to be a rebellious teen. Throw some parties, get a tattoo (or maybe just a piercing), and enjoy the first few weeks of her junior year. Then her best friend stops talking to her, the cops crash her party, and Emma finds herself in the hands of a new guardian—her college-age "knight in J.Crew armor," Bennett Stern—and on a plane to his museum-like mansion in New England.

After enrolling at Thatcher Academy, Emma settles in by making friends with the popular legacy crowd. But she can't shake the strange visions that are haunting her. She has memories of Thatcher she can't explain, as if she's returning home to a place she's never been. Emma doesn't trust anyone anymore—except maybe Bennett. But he's about to reveal a ghostly secret to Emma. One that will explain the visions . . . and make Emma fear for her life

My Review:

This book is a mixed bag when reading it for a read-a-thon.

On one hand, it is smooth writing. I was sucked into the story from the beginning and didn’t want to stop reading! It made the time pass quickly!

On the other hand, it ended with a small twist that made me want to continue the series instantly…but alas I didn’t have book number two! The story was stuck in my head and I had to take a short break before jumping into another book. This of course speaks volumes for the book itself. I love books that stick with you but it just was not the best thing during a 24 hour read-a-thon haha.

 Next in the series is Betrayal

The Cupcake Queen by Heather Helper 
(read during read-a-thon)

Goodreads Summary:

A confection of a novel, combining big city sophistication with small town charm.

When her mother moves them from the city to a small town to open up a cupcake bakery, Penny's life isn't what she expected. Her father has stayed behind, and Mom isn't talking about what the future holds for their family. And then there's Charity, the girl who plays mean pranks almost daily. There are also bright spots in Hog's Hollow - like Tally, an expert in Rock Paper Scissors, and Marcus, the boy who is always running on the beach. But just when it looks as though Penny is settling in, her parents ask her to make a choice that will turn everything upside down again. A sweet novel about love, creativity, and accepting life's unexpected turns.

My Review:

This is a very good read-a-thon book. It’s an easy and light young adult book. It was interesting reading about the different styles of cupcakes as well as the story surrounding The Cupcake Queen shop. The larger print also made it easier to read. ;-)

Blonde with a Wand (Babes on Brooms #1) by Vicki Lewis Thompson
(started during read-a-thon and finished later that week)

 Goodreads Summary:

Sexy witch Anica Revere has one rule: never under any circumstances get involved with a man before telling him she's a witch. Still, what's one silly rule? Especially when the guy in question is as cute as Jasper Danes. But when Anica and Jasper have a spat, she breaks an ever bigger rule of witchcraft and turns him into a cat. Bad news for him. Worse for her...

My Review:

It took a little for me to get into this book in the beginning, but that could be because I started it after about 12 hours or so of read-a thon’ing. If you read it and agree that it starts a bit slow then I’ll recommend that you stick with it, it's worth it. This is a fun, witchy book with interesting characters and a couple of unexpected twists

Just a note: There are some sizzling scenes in this book.

Next in series is Chick with a charm.

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