Reverse Harem, Reviews

Wings of the Walker (The Walker #1) by Coralee June


∴ Wings of the Walker (The Walker #1) by Coralee June


Josiah Stonewell dug his hands into the filthiest parts of my soul and molded a perfect little Walker. I don’t know the exact moment I fell in love with him, but I do know that if anyone found out about our lingering stares, it would end his political career.

Josiah’s unexpected engagement has me squinting down the barrel of heartbreak, and to make matters worse; I find myself traded to Cyler Black and his leadership council in a distant Providence.

Soon, Cyler and his team of passionate leaders start to feel like family, and I’m promised freedoms I never imagined were possible; But Josiah’s not through with me yet, and war is on the horizon. Can I find happiness in my new home? Or will Josiah finally choose me?

This is a slow-burn reverse harem romance and the first book in the series.


“I think it’s easy to allow the grief of others to flow through you. It’s easy to cry or be mad. True strength means being a beacon of hope when everyone else gives into the darkness.”


I really liked this book. It had an interesting concept and I was eager to explore its world. The plot flowed well and I enjoyed the vast majority of my time while reading it.

Ash- Ash was a unique character to follow. She is a Walker, which is a servant class in this world. Her whole life is dedicated to servicing other people and she has little self-worth. This made me feel incredibly sad for her. This book starts out with her in love with her childhood friend and one of her Masters, Josiah. There is a little bit of forbidden love between them because of their drastic difference in status. While I liked Ash, her constant pining over Josiah made a big part of her point of view unenjoyable. She constantly talked about how much more important he was than her and how she wasn’t worthy of his attention. This made me really angry for her and at the situation that made her feel that way.

Josiah- I did not like Josiah. I knew from the moment he appeared on the page that he was bad news and was not good for Ash. He constantly reaffirmed this for me by his actions throughout the book. That scene where he cornered her in the kitchen was flat out scary and abusive. Ash is SO much better off without Josiah in the picture.

Cyler- I liked Cyler. His actions in the first few chapters really intrigued me and I started wanting him with Ash rather quickly. I liked how he constantly tried to make her see her own self-worth and I liked that he treated her how she deserved to be treated.

Maverick- I wish I would have gotten to see more of Maverick, but I already really love his character.

Kemp- I love Kemp. He is just such a sweetie pie.

Jacob- At first, I thought that Jacob was just going to play the flirty/playboy role. But after I heard what happened to him, I felt really bad for Jacob. My heart hurt for what he had been through and I really wanted to just give him a hug.

Patrick- I didn’t get to see that much of Patrick, so I don’t really have an opinion of him quite yet.

Huxley- This guy. Huxley carries so much guilt for what happened with Jacob and all he wants to do is protect his family. I admire the lengths he will go in order to do so. He was a little bit of an ass towards Ash in the beginning, but not in an over-the-top way.

Jules- I did not like her from the very beginning. But after I heard what she had done to Jacob, I really wanted to just punch her in the face.

What I Liked- I liked the guys and their relationship with Ash. I also liked seeing her slowly build up confidence in herself and learn that she is more than just a servant.

What I Didn’t Like- The last three chapters or so. They felt incredibly rushed and I am still not quite sure what happened. They caused me to completely take a star away.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I will probably be reading the next book in the series when I get a chance.

Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday | Books You Didn’t Get to in 2018

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Today’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is:

December 26: Books You Didn’t Get to in 2018
— Discuss the books you didn’t quite get around to this year but are at the top of your list for 2019!


∴ The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson



∴ Wintersong (Wintersong #1) by S. Jae-Jones


∴ A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom of Fire #1) by Jessica Cluess


∴ And I Darken (The Conqueror’s Saga #1) by Kiersten White


∴ This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1) by Victoria Schwab

Thank you for joining me on Top 5 Wednesday! What are some books on your TBR that you weren’t able to get to?


Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday|Beautiful Covers

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was originally Books I Hope I Find Under My Christmas Tree This Morning, but since I already did this topic for Top 5 Wednesday last week, I decided to do Beautiful Covers. There are so many beautiful covers out there, but these are some of my absolute favorites.

*Here is a link to that Wish List if you want to see it*


∴ Wintersong (Wintersong #1) by S. Jae-Jones


∴ Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas


∴ Chain of Gold (The Last Hours #1) by Cassandra Clare

∴ Cadence of Ciar (The Fate Caller #1) by Zoe Parker


∴ Trinity (The TriAlpha Chronicles #1) by Serena Akeroyd

∴ Witch’s Reign (Desert Curse #1) by Shannon Mayer


∴ Allison’s Adventures in Underland (Harem of Hearts #1) by C.M. Stunich


∴ Pestilence (The Four Horseman #1) by Laura Thalassa


∴ Dark Harmony (The Bargainer #3) by Laura Thalassa


∴ Sunshine and Bullets (The Bullets #1) by Coralee June

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∴ The Nevernight Chronicle Series by Jay Kristoff

I know I’m supposed to do only ten, but I couldn’t help myself. Thank you for joining me on Top Ten Tuesday! What are some of your favorite book covers?


Fantasy, Favorites, Reviews, Romance

The Bird and the Sword (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles #1) by Amy Harmon


∴ The Bird and the Sword (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles #1) by Amy Harmon


Swallow, Daughter, pull them in, those words that sit upon your lips. Lock them deep inside your soul, hide them ‘til they’ve time to grow. Close your mouth upon the power, curse not, cure not, ‘til the hour. You won’t speak and you won’t tell, you won’t call on heav’n or hell. You will learn and you will thrive. Silence, Daughter. Stay alive.

The day my mother was killed, she told my father I wouldn’t speak again, and she told him if I died, he would die too. Then she predicted the king would trade his soul and lose his son to the sky.

My father has a claim to the throne, and he is waiting in the shadows for all of my mother’s words to come to pass. He wants desperately to be king, and I just want to be free.

But freedom will require escape, and I’m a prisoner of my mother’s curse and my father’s greed. I can’t speak or make a sound, and I can’t wield a sword or beguile a king. In a land purged of enchantment, love might be the only magic left, and who could ever love . . . a bird?


“I have loved you every moment of every day, and I will love you until I cease to be. Bird, man, or king, I love you, and I will always love you.”

I LOVED THIS BOOK! It was everything I wanted and more. I don’t even have words to describe how great it is and the impact it had on me. Many tears were shed during this book and it ripped my heart out at times, but I believe that made it more meaningful to me. It deserves all of the stars and more and if I could give it a higher rating than 5 stars, I definitely would.
I went into this book not really knowing what to expect. The summary sounded interesting and different so I thought I’d give it a try. I went into the Prologue expecting it to boringly and tell me the background of this fantasy word. Instead, it immediately hooked me to the story and I received an emotional punch in the stomach. This book definitely has one of the most impacting Prologues I have ever read.
I loved Lark. She was so thoughtful and always trying to do the right thing. In the beginning of this book, she is mute and people tend to look over her because of that. Most people believe she is simple and don’t even think twice when she walks into a room. Naturally, this leads to them always doubting and underestimating her. I hated how alone she was and the injustice of her situation was an arrow to my heart. By the end of this book, all I wanted was for her to succeed and for Lark to get the justice and affection she was denied her whole life.
I loved Tiras as well. At the beginning of this book, I didn’t know what to think of him because he came off cocky and a little entitled. As Lark got to know him and we drove deeper into his character, I realized that that is totally not the case. Tiras ended up being quite the opposite. He was sweet, passionate, and only wanted what was best for his people and his country. His secret only made me love him more and appreciate his character. Tiras went through a lot during this book and his and Lark’s character arcs were a sight to behold.
With all of that said, the true reason I believe this book deserves such a high rating is because of the message behind it. That message is that words have the power to change us (I know this is a popular quote from Cassandra Clare, but it fits) and we never know the impact of what we say, can have on others. This book preaches the power of words and tells us of the damage a few small words can do.
This book really struck something in me and its message really hit home to me. Whenever I read a story, I want to emotionally connect with it and I want it stick with me. That is exactly what this book did. I will never forget my time while reading it and I know that the impact this book had on me will be everlasting. Please read it.

Fantasy, Favorites, Reviews, Romance, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Shadowfever (Fever #5) by Karen Marie Moning


∴ Shadowfever (Fever #5) by Karen Marie Moning


“Evil is a completely different creature, Mac. Evil is bad that believes it’s good.” — MacKayla Lane was just a child when she and her sister, Alina, were given up for adoption and banished from Ireland forever. — Twenty years later, Alina is dead and Mac has returned to the country that expelled them to hunt her sister’s murderer. But after discovering that she descends from a bloodline both gifted and cursed, Mac is plunged into a secret history: an ancient conflict between humans and immortals who have lived concealed among us for thousands of years.

What follows is a shocking chain of events with devastating consequences, and now Mac struggles to cope with grief while continuing her mission to acquire and control the Sinsar Dubh — a book of dark, forbidden magic scribed by the mythical Unseelie King, containing the power to create and destroy worlds.

In an epic battle between humans and Fae, the hunter becomes the hunted when the Sinsar Dubh turns on Mac and begins mowing a deadly path through those she loves.

Who can she turn to? Who can she trust? Who is the woman haunting her dreams? More important, who is Mac herself and what is the destiny she glimpses in the black and crimson designs of an ancient tarot card?

From the luxury of the Lord Master’s penthouse to the sordid depths of an Unseelie nightclub, from the erotic bed of her lover to the terrifying bed of the Unseelie King, Mac’s journey will force her to face the truth of her exile, and to make a choice that will either save the world . . . or destroy it.


“Some people bring out the worst in you, others bring out the best, and then there are those remarkably rare, addictive ones who just bring out the most. Of everything.
They make you feel so alive that you’d follow them straight into hell, just to keep getting your fix.”

I will never get over this book. I am absolutely, unequivocally, and irrevocably in love with this book! I loved it from the very first page through the very end. I know I will never stop loving this series. Shadowfever is definitely the best book in the series so far. I have heard there are more books and I can’t fathom how any of them could top this one. Moning is definitely one of those authors that gets better as the series continues and this book is a true testament to how amazing her writing is. If the next book is written a tenth of how beautifully this one was I know I will love it. I can’t get enough of this series and I don’t think I ever will. I will love it forever and the series as a whole is going to be and will remain in my top ten favorite series. I highly recommend it!

Other Books in the Series:

4 🍁s ~ Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning

4 🍁s ~ Bloodfever (Fever #2) by Karen Marie Moning

5 🍁s ~ Faefever (Fever #3) by Karen Marie Moning

5 🍁s ~ Dreamfever (Fever #4) by Karen Marie Moning

Fantasy, Favorites, Reviews, Romance, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Dreamfever (Fever #4) by Karen Marie Moning


∴ Dreamfever (Fever #4) by Karen Marie Moning


MacKayla Lane lies naked on the cold stone floor of a church, at the mercy of the erotic Fae master she once swore to kill. Far from home, unable to control her sexual hungers, MacKayla is now fully under the Lord Master’s spell.…In New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning’s stunning new novel, the walls between human and Fae worlds have come crashing down. And as Mac fights for survival on Dublin’s battle-scarred streets, she will embark on the darkest—and most erotically charged—adventure of her life.

He has stolen her past, but MacKayla will never allow her sister’s murderer to take her future. Yet even the uniquely gifted sidhe-seer is no match for the Lord Master, who has unleashed an insatiable sexual craving that consumes Mac’s every thought—and thrusts her into the seductive realm of two very dangerous men, both of whom she desires but dares not trust.

As the enigmatic Jericho Barrons and the sensual Fae prince V’lane vie for her body and soul, as cryptic entries from her sister’s diary mysteriously appear and the power of the Dark Book weaves its annihilating path through the city, Mac’s greatest enemy delivers a final challenge.…

It’s an invitation Mac cannot refuse, one that sends her racing home to Georgia, where an even darker threat awaits. With her parents missing and the lives of her loved ones under siege, Mac is about to come face-to-face with a soul-shattering truth—about herself and her sister, about Jericho Barrons…and about the world she thought she knew.


“Good and evil are merely opposite sides of a coin. Get tossed in the air enough, it’s easy to come down on the wrong side.”

Yep. It’s official. I’m in love with this series. I have to admit that I wasn’t in love with the first and second book but I still liked them, and the third book I actually did love. This book, I am absolutely in love with!!! Wow. Just….. Wow. I have no words. I have no words for how great this book was. The plot was exhilarating and was highly entertaining. Karen Marie Moning stepped up the romance plot also and it was phenomenal. It was definitely worth the wait. Even though not everything went how I wanted it to, I still loved it. Dreamfever is definitely the best book in the series so far. It is truly phenomenal and I recommend it 100%.

Other Books in the Series:

4 🍁s ~ Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning

4 🍁s ~ Bloodfever (Fever #2) by Karen Marie Moning

5 🍁s ~ Faefever (Fever #3) by Karen Marie Moning

5 🍁s ~ Shadowfever (Fever #5) by Karen Marie Moning

Fantasy, Favorites, Reviews, Romance, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Faefever (Fever #3) by Karen Marie Moning


∴ Faefever (Fever #3) by Karen Marie Moning


The New York Times bestselling author of Darkfever and Bloodfever returns to Dublin’s Fae-infested shores in a bold, sensual new novel. Hurtling us into a realm of seduction and shadows, Karen Marie Moning tells the enthralling tale of a woman who explores the limits of her mysterious powers as she enters a world of ancient sorcery—and confronts an enemy more insidious than she could ever have imagined.

He calls me his Queen of the Night. I’d die for him. I’d kill for him, too. When MacKayla Lane receives a torn page from her dead sister’s journal, she is stunned by Alina’s desperate words. And now MacKayla knows that her sister’s killer is close. But evil is closer. And suddenly the sidhe-seer is on the hunt: For answers. For revenge. And for an ancient book of dark magic so evil, it corrupts anyone who touches it.

Mac’s quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into the mean, shape-shifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V’lane, an insatiable Fae prince of lethally erotic tastes, and Jericho Barrons, a man of primal desires and untold secrets, Mac is soon locked in a battle for her body, mind, and soul.

As All Hallows’ Eve approaches and the city descends into chaos, as a shocking truth about the Dark Book is uncovered, not even Mac can prevent a deadly race of immortals from shattering the walls between worlds—with devastating consequences.…


“Truth hurts. But lies can kill.”

Wow. This book. Wow.
In the previous books, I loved the plot and the story but had minor issues with the romance and Mac’s personality. This book, I loved every moment of it. The author definitely stepped it up in this one and gave me everything I was looking for. She corrected most of the problems I had with it and gave me a great book. Can’t wait to read the next one. Definitely recommend reading this!

Other Books in the Series:

4 🍁s ~ Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning

4 🍁s ~ Bloodfever (Fever #2) by Karen Marie Moning

5 🍁s ~ Dreamfever (Fever #4) by Karen Marie Moning

5 🍁s ~ Shadowfever (Fever #5) by Karen Marie Moning

Fantasy, Favorites, Reviews, Romance, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Bloodfever (Fever #2) by Karen Marie Moning



∴ Bloodfever (Fever #2) by Karen Marie Moning


I used to think my sister and I were just two nice southern girls who’d get married in a few years and settle down to a quiet life. Then I discovered that Alina and I descend, not from good wholesome southern stock, but from an ancient Celtic bloodline of powerful sidhe-seers, people who can see the Fae. Not only can I see the terrifying otherworldly race, but I can sense the sacred Fae relics that hold the deadliest of their magic.

When my sister was found dead in a trash-filled alley in Dublin, I came over to get answers. Now all I want is revenge. And after everything I’ve learned about myself, I know I have the power to get it….

MacKayla Lane’s ordinary life underwent a complete makeover when she landed on Ireland’s shores and was plunged into a world of deadly sorcery and ancient secrets.

In her fight to stay alive, Mac must find the Sinsar Dubh–a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over both the worlds of the Fae and of Man. Pursued by Fae assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she cannot trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and irresistible men: V’lane, the insatiable Fae who can turn sensual arousal into an obsession for any woman, and the ever-inscrutable Jericho Barrons, a man as alluring as he is mysterious.

For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them.…


“One day you will kiss a man you can’t breathe without, and find that breath is of little consequence.”

Once again, I really liked this book. It was a solid second book for this series and I am definitely going to continue on with the other books. The plot was exciting and kept me enthralled with the story. The only negative is that the author spends a lot of time on the action/adventure plot and not a lot in the romance plot. By the end of the book, I was frustrated with Mac and Jericho’s relationship and, while it is progressing, it is taking a while to build up to where I want it. The build up of their relationship does make me want to read the next book though so I can deal with it. I still think that Mac makes incredibly stupid decisions that result in dire consequences but I can deal with it because she is getting better as the story continues. The book overall is worth reading and I would recommend it.

Other Books in the Series:

4 🍁s ~ Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning

5 🍁s ~ Faefever (Fever #3) by Karen Marie Moning

5 🍁s ~ Dreamfever (Fever #4) by Karen Marie Moning

5 🍁s ~ Shadowfever (Fever #5) by Karen Marie Moning

Fantasy, Favorites, Reviews, Romance, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning


∴ Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning


MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks…until something extraordinary happens.

When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae….

As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister’s death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane–an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women–closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac’s true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book–because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands….


“I love books, by the way, way more than movies. Movies tell you what to think. A good book lets you choose a few thoughts for yourself.”

I really enjoyed this book. The author does a great job of delivering a bunch of information about the Fae world without making the reader confused. She also gives the information at the right time so it isn’t a giant overload of stuff to learn. I loved the plot and most of the characters. The reason I didn’t give it 5 stars was because the main character, Mac, makes decisions that I definitely don’t agree with and find incredibly stupid. Most of the danger she gets into is because she put herself in it. I really liked Jericho and found his character very mysterious and different. I also liked that Mac and Jericho didn’t get together romantically in the book even though it is foreshadowed that they will in the future. Definitely worth reading and really enjoyable.

Other Books in the Series:

4 🍁s ~ Bloodfever (Fever #2) by Karen Marie Moning

5 🍁s ~ Faefever (Fever #3) by Karen Marie Moning

5 🍁s ~ Dreamfever (Fever #4) by Karen Marie Moning

5 🍁s ~ Shadowfever (Fever #5) by Karen Marie Moning

Fantasy, Reviews, Romance

Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms #6) by Morgan Rhodes


∴ Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms #6) by Morgan Rhodes


As two lethal elemental gods set out to destroy Mytica, sworn enemies must become allies in the final fight to save the kingdoms.

Jonas continues to willfully defy his destiny, but the consequences of plotting his own course are drastic. As the fight for Mytica rages on, he must decide just how much more he’s willing to sacrifice.

Lucia knows there’s something special about her daughter and she’ll do anything to protect her, even if that means facing Kyan alone.

Amara is called back home to Kraeshia. Grandma Cortas has her own plans for Mytica’s future. She promises Amara power, revenge, and dominance if she agrees to be part of her scheme.

Magnus and Cleo‘s love will be put to the ultimate test. Dark magic is causing widespread destruction throughout the kingdom. Enemies across the sea are advancing. And unrest is stirring throughout the land. Is their love strong enough to withstand the outside forces tearing them apart?


“I’ve found that in my life that love and attraction can take many forms. And if one is open to unexpected possibilities, there are no boundaries.”

Let me start off by saying that I always struggle with finales. Not because they are disappointing or things I wanted to happen don’t, but I hate that it is the end. I hate saying goodbye to the characters and the world that the story takes place in. It always makes me incredibly sad and that makes rating final books in series hard.
Part of me wanted to give this book a lower rating because I am feeling very sad as I write this review. But… this book was a really great ending to a great series and I am actually very content about where it ended. Everything that I wanted to happen happened and I couldn’t be more happy about the way that things turned out. The bottom line is that there is never enough books in a really good series. There is never enough time with some of your favorite characters. You never want it to be over and unfortunately, all good things must come to an end.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was fast paced and constantly had my attention. I read this book in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down. Part of me wishes I would have spent more time reading it so I could savor this final book. There was something in the final chapter that gives me hope that Morgan Rhodes isn’t finished with Mytica yet. I certainly hope that there will be a spin-off down the road. I know I would read it.

Other Books in the Series:

3.5 🍁s ~ Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1) by Morgan Rhodes

4 🍁s ~ Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms #2) by Morgan Rhodes

4.75 🍁 ~ Gathering Darkness (Falling Kingdoms #3) by Morgan Rhodes

5 🍁s ~ Frozen Tides (Falling Kingdoms #4) by Morgan Rhodes

4 🍁s ~ Crystal Storm (Falling Kingdoms #5) by Morgan Rhodes