Wednesday, April 26

Review: Lying About Last Summer

Lying About Last Summer
Sue Wallman

Published By: Scholastic UK
Publication Date: May 5, 2016
Date Read: February 5, 2017
Genre: YA - Thriller
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
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From Goodreads:
You can't hide the truth forever.

Skye is looking for an escape from the reality of last summer when her sister died in a tragic accident. Her parents think that a camp for troubled teenagers might help her process her grief. All of the kids at the summer camp have lost someone close, but is bringing them together such a good idea? And can everyone at camp be trusted? 

When Skye starts receiving text messages from someone pretending to be her dead sister, she knows it's time to confront the past. But what if the danger is right in front of her?

Lying About Last Summer was a book I picked up as part of my Zoella Book Club challenge. I'm aiming to read all of the books included in the first 2 rounds of Zoella's Book Club this year. Lying About Last Summer is a mystery/thriller which is usually not my kind of book, however after reading and loving Jennifer Armentrout's recent thriller, Till Death, and loving it I decided to try reading more of this genre. I really enjoyed Lying About Last Summer. It wasn't the best book I've ever read but it was a nice quick and enjoyable read.

Skye has been suffering ever since her sister died in a drastic accident last summer. Now she is at summer camp for bereaved teens. Skye doesn't really want to be there and she doesn't want to talk about what happened last summer. But then her private messaging group she had with only her sister becomes active... with messaged from her dead sister. Who is pretending to be Skye's sister? And what do they want?

Lying About Last Summer was a short and enjoyable read. It was very much a page turner. I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen and read this book pretty quick. I was interested and I liked the characters. I wouldn't personally call this book a thriller. I would consider it more a mystery than a thriller and I did really enjoy it.

I personally didn't find mtself emotionally involved in this book as I get with most books. It was good, it was enjoyable and I couldn't wait to see what happened but I felt like it was with a more detached feeling rather than associating with the characters and being addicted to the book as I usually get.

Lying About Last Summer was a good, enjoyable read. If you're a fan of mystery/thriller books then I have no doubt you will love this book. I enjoyed it and I will definitely look out for more from this author.


Wednesday, April 19

Review: Sacrifice (Elementals #5)

Sacrifice (Elementals #5)
Brigid Kemmerer

Published By: K-Teen
Publication Date: September 30, 2014
Date Read: January 30, 2017
Genre: YA - Paranormal Romance
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 324
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From Goodreads:
Earth. Fire. Air. Water.

One misstep and they lose it all. For the last time.

Michael Merrick understands pressure. He's the only parent his three brothers have had for years. His power to control Earth could kill someone if he miscalculates. Now an Elemental Guide has it in for his family, and he's all that stands in the way.

His girlfriend, Hannah, understands pressure too. She's got a child of her own, and a job as a firefighter that could put her life in danger at any moment.

But there are people who have had enough of Michael's defiance, his family's 'bad luck'. Before he knows it, Michael's enemies have turned into the Merricks' enemies, and they're armed for war.

They're not interested in surrender. But Michael isn't the white flag type anyway. Everything is set for the final showdown.

Four elements, one family. Will they hold together, or be torn apart?

The Elementals series has fast become one of my favourites. From the moment I started reading the second one I have just devoured the entire series, and now here I am writing my review for the final book in the series and feeling very bittersweet. I loved every single second of this series but I was definitely not ready to say goodbye to these amazing characters and this incredible story.

Right from reading the first novella in this series, Elemental, I couldn't wait to read Michael's full length novel. I fell in love with Michael right at the start of the series and this book just cemented that love all the more. All Michael has ever wanted was his family safe and his love for his brothers shines through this book so much. This book is much more about the family bonds than the romance like the other books and it made me love it so much more.

Sacrifice is without a doubt one of the most heart-tugging of the books. Things happen that really broke me and I just couldn't put the book down. I just needed to see if it was all going to be okay. Brigid really does bring all the emotion for this finale of the Elementals series.

I loved every second of this series and although this one made me sob like a baby it was phenomenal. It was the perfect ending to the series and although I wish she would write more, even just a novella to see what they're all up to, I absolutely loved the ending. It was perfect and it was optomistic and hopeful for the future of Elementals.

If you haven't started this series then what the heck are you waiting for? It's a definite must read. I am so glad I finally read this series. It is was up there with my favourite series, Covenant by JLA, as series I will happily re-read over and over again if I only had the time. It was perfect and Brigid has definitely gone on my auto-buy list. I can't wait to read more from her.



Wednesday, April 12

Review: Trust (Wrong #3)

Trust (Wrong #3)
Jana Aston

Publication Date: November 8, 2016
Date Read: January 27, 2017
Genre: NA - Contemporary Romance
Source: Bought
Format: E-Book
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From Goodreads:
“Knock knock!”
“Um… Who’s there?”

Yeah. That was me, on my last date. Before you feel sorry for me
you should know that I was the one telling the jokes. Jokes as in
plural, because I didn’t stop with just one. Of course not.

Hi, I’m Chloe Scott. The most awkward single girl in the city.
But I’m going to get it together. I am.

I’m going to learn how to date like a grown up.
I’m going to have an orgasm not given to myself.
I’m going to fall in love and live happily ever after.

Right after I get out of this interrogation room.

"This kiss is the best of my life. Every kiss with Chloe is the best kiss of my life."

I cannot believe just how fast I am getting through this series. Considering I am not usually a fan of NA books this is book 4 and I have read all of them in a week. They are so addictive and I was so exicted to read Chloe's story.

Chloe suffers from anxiety which makes dating a nightmare. Everytime she gets nervous she starts cracking really bad jokes. This is probably why she is still single. Then she meets Boyd. Her friend, Sophie's brother and he is a federal agent. Chloe feels so nervous everytime she sees him. I mean she is bound to when she is obsessed with crime shows, especially ones with hot FBI agents. Boyd has never met someone like Chloe and so he persuades her that he needs a favour from her. Pretend to be his girlfriend for a family wedding. It's not real so she has no need to be nervous, but as Chloe keeps doing favours for Boyd she is convinced it's all pretend... but is it for Boyd?

I loved this book so much. I really associated with Chloe so much. Her anxiety and the barriers that came with it. She made me laugh and I loved seeing her point of view. Boyd was just the sweetest guy. He is so amazing and patient and I loved all of the favours he kept coming up with that Chloe owed him and he owed her just so he could spend time with her, the real her where she is relaxed and not nervous and anxious. It was so beautiful watching them fall for each other but with Chloe having no idea what was really happening.

Trust was a much more romantic book than the others in the series. In the other books the sex is such a major part of the romance starting. Like the characters have sex very early on and then they start falling for each other but this one was so much more beautiful watching them fall for each other first. It was so romantic and beautiful.

I adored this book so much. Once again Jana Aston knocked it out of the part and gave a fantastic and amazing book. I am so so sad that I have no more of her books left to read. I have loved reading them all so much and I cannot wait for her next book. Regardless of what it is you can guarantee I will be reading it. I love her books so much and I cannot recommend them enough. Go pick them up now!

"Her confidence is safe with me. I want to protect it, cultivate it. Watch her flourish."


Wednesday, April 5

Review: Fling (Wrong #2.5)

Fling (Wrong #2.5)
Jana Aston

Published On: November 1, 2016
Date Read: January 25, 2017
Genre: NA - Contemporary Romance
Source: Bought
Format: E-Book
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From Goodreads:
I have a crush on my boss’ best friend.
At least it’s not my brother’s best friend.
Or my best friend’s brother.
Or… never mind. It’s all pretty cliche.

And worse? My boss’ best friend is his business partner. Which sort of makes him my boss too. Okay - it’s not sort of. It’s definite. Gabe Laurent is off limits. Totally off limits.

Which is fine. I make do with my imagination. He’ll never know. Ever. Unless my work bestie passes me an eighties-style teen movie sex quiz during a meeting and I fill it out.

And it ends up in Gabe’s hands…

"Jesus fuck, am I going to have to resort to getting girl advice from my gay assistant?"

I was so so excited to see that Fling was a novella with the story of Sandra and Gabe. I absolutely loved both of them when they popped up in the second book in the Wrong series, Right. Fling happens around the same time as the events in Right and they really cross over. I loved seeing all of the characters that I fell in love with in the previous books too.

Sandra has been crushing on Gabe for 2 years. Ever since she got a job at the company that he co-owns. He's not her boss but he's her boss' best friend and she just can't go there. When her best friend at work passes her a hilarious made up sex quiz in a meeting Sandra answers the questions... including who in this room would you most want to have sex with... she never imagined that it would be picked up and handed to the guy she named on that sex quiz. Now she is dying of embarassment... but at least it was anonymous!

I loved this novella. Ever since I was introduced to Sandra and Gabe in the second book of the series I so wanted them to get together and I couldn't wait to see how everything went down. One of my favourite parts of this novella was the fact that we got to see Everly and Sawyer again and we saw just how much Everly's meddling played a part in Gabe and Sandra's story. I loved that.

I loved Fling way more than the previous two novels in this series. I love the characters but even more than that I loved the fact that this is told from split points of view. All the way through reading both Wrong and Right I so wanted to read some of it from the guy's POV and to see that in this we got Sandra and Gabe's point of view I just loved it and it made the book just so much better in my opinion. I loved it so much.

My only complaint about Fling is that I really wish it was a full length novel rather than a novella. It really wasn't long enough. Gabe and Sandra are without a doubt my favourite characters in this series and as much as I loved getting to just see their story I wish that it had been much much longer.

Fling was perfect, and definitely my favourite book in the Wrong series so far. It was hilarious, cute and romantic. I loved every second of it and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series. I really hope Sandra and Gabe will pop up a few times so I can see my favourite characters.

"Women are complex creatures, Gabe. They think it means something when a man takes his sweet-ass time asking her on a date. They think it means you’re just interested in the sex. Obviously that’s not the case here, as based on the way you look at that girl it’s clear you’re already half in love with her."


Monday, April 3

Wrap Up: March 2017


Hey Guys,
Can you believe that March is over already? I can't believe how quick this year is flying by. March was a bit of a slow reading month for me, so I'm hoping April will be better.

Book Haul:

Hardcopies:


Beauty and the Beast: Book of the Film
The Struggle (Titan #3) by Jennifer L Armentrout
Big Little Lies by Liana Moriarty
On The Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
Rooms by Lauren Oliver
Wintersong by S Jae Jones
Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1) by Mark Lawrence 

E-Books
 
Mercy (Guardians #1) by Wendy Saunders

Books Read in March 2017




The Struggle (Titan #2) by Jennifer L Armentrout - 5 Stars
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) by JK Rowling - 5 Stars

Reviews Posted in March 2017:


2017 Challenges Update:


This year I am challenging myself to:
  • The Totally Doable 2017 Reading Challenge
  • The 2017 Debut Author Challenge
  • The 2017 'Continue a Series' Challenge
  • The Zoella Book Club Challenge
The Totally Doable 2017 Reading Challenge

 I am so happy with my progress in this challenge so far this year. Like last month rather than selecting books for the categories I just read what I wanted and then saw if any of them fit.

This month I read:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition (a book with a name in the title)

Challenge Total: 6/12








The 2017 Debut Author Challenge

 

I didn't read any books for this challenge this month so I'm hoping to continue with this series next month.
Challenge Total: 1/5

The 2017 'Continue A Series' Challenge


Again I didn't end up reading anything for this challenge this month. 

Challenge Total: 1/5

The Zoella Book Club Challenge

 No further update on this challenge. I'm hoping to read more in April.

Challenge Total: 5/16

There's no top 3 of April as I only read 2 books however my favourite read of the month was...



What was your favourite read of March?

 

Wednesday, March 29

Review: Right (Wrong #2)

Right (Wrong #2)
Jana Aston

Publication Date: April 6, 2016
Date Read: January 25, 2017
Genre: NA - Contemporary Romance
Source: Bought
Format: E-Book
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From Goodreads:
My childhood was perfect.

I’ve led a charmed life, and I’m not going to blow it now by picking the wrong guy.

I’ve got my sights set on my brother’s best friend.

He’s known my family for years. He’s reliable and kind and handsome.

Sure, he’s been avoiding me since I was six.

I’m a bit aggressive for him, maybe.

But he’s the one… right?

"We can Netflix and chill?
You're an asshole, Sawyer! And you're at least a decade too old to be using that phrase!" 

After finishing reading Wrong, the first book in this series I just had to buy the next book. In the first book we are introduced to Everly and I just loved her. She is totally and utterly hilarious. She had so many hilarious one liners in the first book and I couldn't wait to read her book, I just knew it would be amazing and Jana did not disappoint.

Everly is convinced that her and Finn Camden are meant to be together. She's been in love with him since she was 6 years old and she knows they are meant to be together. Then she meets Finn's brother, Sawyer and he is the most annoying and irritating person she has ever met. Right from their first meeting he comments that she is meant to be with him and not Finn... him being the hottest person she has ever met is irrelevent. Because she has had her future planned out since she was a teenager and Sawyer was not in that plan. But the more Sawyer interacts with Everly the more she is starting to realise that maybe her plan isn't quite what she needs.

I loved this book. It was amazing. Right from the start I abolutely adored Sawyer. He is actually like a male version of Everly. They are the perfect match. Like Everly was stalking Finn, Sawyer stalks her and she starts to fall for him. He was hilarious and amazing and the more I read, the more I fell in love with him and Everly together. They were so perfect.

Like Jana's debut, I loved every moment of it. She just has this amazing writing style that grabs you in and keeps your attention so much you don't realise how fast you're reading the book, because it's so funny and heartwarming you just can't put it down till it works out for these characters that you're in love with.

Right was a great sequel to Wrong. I really loved every single moment of it and Jana is becoming one of those authors that you just need to read all of their stuff because they're just so amazing and enjoyable. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in this series. I know it'll be perfect.

"It's okay to rewrite your happily ever after, Everly. Sometimes the right guy is the one you never see coming."



Monday, March 27

Review: Wrong (Wrong #1)

Wrong (Wrong #1)
Jana Aston

Publication Date: October 7, 2015
Date Read: January 21, 2017
Genre: NA - Contemporary Romance
Source: Bought
Format: E-Book
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From Goodreads:
I have a history of picking the wrong guy. Gay? Player? Momma’s boy? Check, check and check.

Now I can’t stop fantasizing about one of the customers at the coffee shop I work at between classes. It’s just a harmless crush, right? It’s not like I ever see this guy outside of the coffee shop. It’s not like I’m going to see him while attempting to get birth control at the student clinic. While wearing a paper gown. While sitting on an exam table. Because he’s the doctor. Shoot. Me.

But what if, for once, the man I’ve had the dirtiest, most scandalous fantasies about turned out to be everything but wrong?

Wrong is without a doubt the most hilarious book I think I have ever read. Now I am not a major fan of NA books as a whole but I had seen this one around quite a lot. Jana was at the Romance Author and Reader Event (RARE) I went to last year in Edinburgh but I never went to see her as I had never read any of her books. Then a few months ago, while I was scrolling through facebook I came across a promo picture for this book that made me literally laugh out loud. It was also at a time when I was just looking for a funny, cute quick read that I didn't need to think a whole lot about it and one-clicked this book. I was not disappointed. I finished it in such a short period of time as I just couldn't stop reading. It is addictive and absolutely hilarious.

Sophie is a 23 year old student who while working her part time job as a barista is completely crushing on a customer who comes in every week. He is older and completely gorgeous. But it doesn't matter because it's not like she will ever meet him outside of work. But then when she goes to the student sexual health clinic for an exam and some birth control she realises he is a gynacologist.... HER gynacologist and things just got all kinds of awkward.

This is one of the most awkward, embarassing and hilarious books I have ever read. I don't know how anyone would cope with the situations Sophie gets herself into, but they were just so amazingly enjoyable to read about. You really cringed with her throughout the embarassing situations and were just laughing so much at what was happening. I loved Sophie. She was such an amazing character to read about. I also adored her best friend, Everly, as she is just a ball full of hilarious one-liners. I am so excited Everly has her own book as that is going to just be amazing.

I loved Luke. Luke was just one of those heroes of a romance book that everyone loves. He is sweet and hot and he really makes you fall for him. The more I read the more I loved him and I really would have liked to see some of the scenes from his point of view. I think it would've just been that much more hilarious seeing some of those awkward situations from his perspective.

Wrong was such a hilarious, sexy and amazing book. I couldn't put it down. It was just the kind of book that I needed. Something that was easy to read and funny and enjoyable. I loved every moment of it and I cannot wait to read more from this author.


Thursday, March 23

The Struggle Buzz Tour

Hey Guys,
I'm so excited to be a part of the Buzz tour for The Struggle, the third installment in the phenomenal The Titan series by Jennifer L Armentrout.

~ About The Book ~

 The Struggle (The Titan Series #3)
Jennifer L Armentrout

Publication Date: March 20, 2017
Genre: NA - Paranormal Romance

From Goodreads:
A bloody path has been chosen…

The war against the Titans continues, and they remain determined to wreak havoc on the world, but Seth has become something all gods fear. Now the most dangerous, most absolute power no longer resides in those who have been freed from their tombs.

The Great War fought by the few is coming…

All may doubt and fear what Seth has become. All except the one woman who might be his final chance at redemption. Josie will do anything to prove that Seth is on their side, but fate has a nasty way of changing lives, of changing people.

In the end, the sun will fall…

The only way they can save the future and save themselves is by facing the unknown together. It will take more than trust and faith. It will take love and the kind of strength not easily broken. No matter what, their lives will never be the same.

For what the gods have feared has come to pass. The end of the old is here and the beginning of the new has been ushered in…

~ Kayleigh's Dream Casting ~

I have been asked to give a dream casting for the Titan series. This was so so hard for me to do and to be honest I'm not even sure if some of the people I have chosen are even actors but what the heck!

I choose the 5 main characters of The Titan series to dream case so here they are...


 Seth - Colton Haynes


I really really struggled to dream cast Seth. I mean I absolutely cannot picture anyone other than Drew as Seth but I thought it was cheating to include him in my dream casting so I chose Colton Haynes.

I absolutely love Colton Haynes, he is gorgeous and would make the perfect Seth. He can be the sexy brooding character that Seth is, yet totally romantic and self-sacrificing at the same time.








 Josie - Indiana Evans




 Indiana Evans is an Australian actress who used to be in soap Home and Away years ago. I don't even know if she is still acting or not but looking at this picture I just thought she looked like the perfect Josie. She is beautiful and delicate but I still think she looks fierce and stubborn which is perfect for our favoirite demi-god.







Deacon - Jonathan Whitesell




Deacon is one of my all time fave characters. I loved him in the Covenant series and I loved him even more in The Titan. 
I think Jonathan Whitesell is the perfect Deacon. I loved him in recent series Beyond and I just think he is perfect as Deacon.






Luke - ???





Honestly, I don't even have a clue who the hell this is but I came across the picture online and I thought he looked like the perfect Luke. He just looks great for Luke. 









Apollo - Nikolaj Coster-Waldau



It took me so long to think of someone who to me would be the perfect Apollo. I am a massive fan of Game of Thrones and while rewatching some of it just thought that Nikolaj would be the perfect Apollo. 









Who would you cast as the characters of The Titan Series?

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March 21 – Vi3t Babe/Deity Island - Top 5 Josie Moments
March 22 - Jenuine CupcakesQ&A with Drew Leighty
March 23 - K-BooksTitan Series Dreamcasting
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Look out for my review of The Struggle going up in the next few days.


Wednesday, March 22

Review: The Struggle (Titan #3)

The Struggle (Titan #3)
Jennifer L Armentrout

Published By: Hodder and Stroughton
Publication Date: March 20, 2017
Date Read: March 21, 2017
Genre: NA - Paranormal Romance
Source: eARC from Jennifer L Armentrout
Format: E-Book
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From Goodreads:
A bloody path has been chosen…

The war against the Titans continues, and they remain determined to wreak havoc on the world, but Seth has become something all gods fear. Now the most dangerous, most absolute power no longer resides in those who have been freed from their tombs.

The Great War fought by the few is coming…

All may doubt and fear what Seth has become. All except the one woman who might be his final chance at redemption. Josie will do anything to prove that Seth is on their side, but fate has a nasty way of changing lives, of changing people.

In the end, the sun will fall…

The only way they can save the future and save themselves is by facing the unknown together. It will take more than trust and faith. It will take love and the kind of strength not easily broken. No matter what, their lives will never be the same.

For what the gods have feared has come to pass. The end of the old is here and the beginning of the new has been ushered in…

It's no surprise to anyone who knows me how much I adore everything wrote by Jennifer L Armentrout. I have been completely in love woth her and her books since I first read her books back in 2011. My favourite Jennifer series is the Covenant and Titan series so you can imagine how excited I was for this book. I was so excited for The Struggle and it was without a doubt my most anticipated book of the year. It absolutely did not disappoint. Every second of this book is just magical!

The ending of The Power was such a killer so I have been dying to get my hands on this book for way over a year and I was so so happy to finally have my hands on this book. Seth killed me in this one. He killed me with his selflessness and protectiveness over Josie and I just fell even more in love with him. Josie... I just love her. She has been through so much and she certainly goes on one hell of a journey throughout The Struggle and she comes out stronger than ever.

The Struggle is one of those books that once you start you just absolutely cannot put down. Right from the first word Jennifer just sucks you in to her amazing world with her phenomenal characterisation and storytelling and I absolutely couldn't put this book down. I loved every single moment of it. I loved seeing more characters that we knew from the Covenant series and I loved the new characters as well. The Struggle is full of twists and turns that I never saw coming and I just couldn't read this book fast enough.

The Struggle was a phenomenal instalment into the amazing Titan series. I loved every moment of it. It's such an emotional rollercoaster. I laughed, I cried and my heart broke while also slowly getting put back together. I absolutely cannot wait for the final book in this series to see how everything will end. If you haven't read this series yet I highly recommend it. It's a definite must-read.



Wednesday, March 15

Review: Secret (Elementals #4)

Secret (Elementals #4)
Brigid Kemmerer

Published By: K Teen
Publication Date: January 28, 2014
Date Read: January 28, 2017
Genre: YA - Paranormal Romance
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 328
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From Goodreads:
EARTH. FIRE. AIR. WATER.

Nick Merrick is stretched to breaking point. He's trying to keep his grades sky-high or he won't get in to college. He's trying to keep his brother's business afloat or the Merricks will be out on the street. He's trying to keep the secret of where he's going in the evenings from his twin brother Gabriel - or he fears he'll lose his family. And he's trying to keep his mind off the hot, self-assured dancer who is his 'girlfriend's' partner.

And then Quinn takes to hanging around his sworn enemy, and an Elemental Guide is counting the hours until he can try again to kill the Merrick brothers. Storms are brewing. On all sides.

SECRETS IN THE WIND. DANGER IN THE AIR.

There are no words to decribe just how excited I was to finally start reading this book. I am absolutely in love with this whole series but I was especially in love with Breathless, Nick's novella. Nick is without a doubt my favourite Merrick brother and after the revelation at the end of his novella I couldn't wait for his story.

First of all, let's just mention how disappointed I am with this cover. I adore the covers of this series but I loved that all of the boys were on them and when I saw this one I was a bit sad that we didn't have the other guys in the background. As much as I didn't like the cover very much, this was without a doubt my favourite of the Elementals books so far. Nick's story was so beautiful and touching.

Nick is just a character that you can't help but love. He has accepted who he is but daren't tell his brothers as he doesn't think they will understand and accept and love him because of it. I couldn't read this book fast enough. Seriously. I was turning the pages so damn fast as I just wanted everything to be okay. I loved Nick's development through this book. You saw his weaknesses and his worries about his brothers reactions and I was so emotionally invested in his journey and I loved every second of it.

Secret is just as much Quinn's book as Nick's and I genuinelly started falling for someone I never thought I would. Everytime we changed perspective (Nick or Quinn) I ended up just wanting the other one back as well because I needed to know what was happening next with both characters. Enter Tyler, Tyler is one of the bullies from the very first book and he is kind of an asshole. I never thought that I could ever like him but the more time he spent with Quinn, the more I saw a different, softer side to him and I genuinelly started to love him. You really start to see things from his point of view and see why he acts like he does. That doesn't excuse his behaviour but you understand it a bit more. I mean he is still a hot-headed asshole but I fell for him so much in this book.

While the previous book was all about the Guides, Secret is all about the romance and I loved that. I am such a sucker for a good romance with a paranormal/fantasy backdrop and that is what this book was. It was just utterly perfect. Secret was without a doubt the most emotional book of the series so far. I loved every single second of it and it is the first Elementals book that genuinely made me cry. Not in a bad heartbreaking way but in a heartwarming, family-relationship that is just so beautiful and amazing kind of way. I loved every single second of it. It was just perfect.

I am so excited to start the next book but at the same time I'm terrified as it's the final book. I can't wait to see how it all ends but I just never want this series to end, it is so incredible. I've loved binge reading these books and I cannot recommend them enough. They really are incredible and one of the best series I've ever read. Roll on Sacrifice.