#BookReview: Triple Six (The Lightkeepers #2) by Erica Spindler

tripe-sixReviewer: Leah

Detectives Micki Dare and Zach Harris are back in their second adventure to battle evil. Detective Dare has worked her way up the New Orleans Police Department ladder and had recently been paired with Detective Harris, to protect him as he utilizes his unique abilities. Detective Zach “Hollywood” Harris is not your average person. He is a Half Light, child of a lightkeeper and human; this ancestry giving Harris the ability to read emotions and memories, pick up on how many people have been in the area, and track down the “Dark Bearers”, evil ones who are dedicated to destroying the world with evil.

Harris hasn’t told Dare about what he really is, pretending to be psychic, but unfortunately Dare had became involved in the middle of a fight between the Lightkeepers and Dark Bearers.  She was shot, but healed by another Lightkeeper and while can only remember little of what occurred, she is insistent to search out what happened. She also has become more ingrained in the Lightkeepers, when she unknowingly offered her home to one of the Lightkeepers, Angel.

New Orleans becomes racked with home invasions, and Dare and Harris are put on the case. What they discover is strange: a band of young teens who are destroying homes and attacking adults, yet playing with the children and gaining their trust. Meanwhile, Angel has been approached by a handsome, older, man. They begin a relationship that moves incredibly fast and starts changing her personality worrying the Lightkeepers and Dare. But the two instances become connected and reveal a much darker plot than any had thought of.

I thought this book was amazingly well done. It constantly kept your interests from beginning to end making it near impossible to set down, as you had to know what was to happen next and whether or not the characters would survive.  I found myself glued to my kindle as I followed the novels twists and turns to its conclusion.

Besides being a captivating and thrilling story, the characters were interesting and relatable. Each one comes from a different walk of life and the obstacles, challenges, and history the author created in these characters really captured your attention and creating a desire in wanting to know more about them and who they are.

As this is the second installment in the series and had not had the opportunity to read the previous piece, I was initially confused as to who the characters were and what creatures the Lightkeepers and Dark Bearers are. However, even though I did not have the opportunity to read the books in series Spindler is able to craft a well-done story that quickly brings the reader up to speed with the world the characters live in.

This book was phenomenal and I’m looking forward to reading the books that came before, and any to be published in the future. I give it five out of five stars.

5 stars

Book Review: The Rebel of Clan Kincaid by Lily Blackwood

Release Date: December 6, 2016rebel

Reviewer: Andrea

I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

The Summary:

Since childhood, Magnus has been led to believe he is the Laird Alwyn’s bastard, and raised to hate the Clan Kincaid. But when he learns he is without a doubt the son of the murdered Laird Kincaid, his life as he has always known it is shattered. Now, hiding his knowledge and his fury, he returns to Burnbryde Castle, awaiting the chance to strike against the man whose treachery robbed him of his legacy. His first act of rebellion: to steal a kiss from the redheaded beauty who’s betrothed to the Alwyn’s eldest son and heir.

Since her arrival at Burnbryde, Tara Iverach has been confined to a tower to guard her virtue before she marries. But after a surprise embrace with a lean, bare-chested Highlander who claims to be the Alwyn’s oldest son, she can’t contain her excitement over her good fate. Unfortunately, he is the wrong eldest son, and she is set to marry his cruel and lecherous half brother, Hugh. Can Magnus conquer his rivals and claim his Kincaid destiny before the woman who’s captured his heart becomes his sworn enemy’s bride?

The Review:

This novel is a sequel; however, even if you haven’t read the first, you’ll have no trouble with this one. Plenty of backstory will provide you with all the information you need to enjoy The Rebel of Clan Kincaid once you pass the prologue.

While this is another “worthy bastard” story, the plot and execution of Rebel is all it’s own. For a part of the novel, Magnus and Tara don’t see each other’s faces, beginning their courtship covered by hoods and whispering through barred windows. The verbal tango, along with the extensive restating of past events, did grow a bit tiresome after awhile, though, and I wished the author would just get on with it.

Once the story truly got rolling, I enjoyed it. Magnus is, of course, the consummate hotty with his defined muscles and golden hair, and his love of Tara is typical but entertaining. In the midst of their obstacle-ridden love, the story of Magnus’s ill-fated family is slowly revealed, and a la deus ex machina, good prevails.

3.5 Stars

#BookReview: Search For the Truth by Kathryn Freeman

Reviewer: Samantha

I received a review copy

search for the truthSummary:

Sometimes the truth hurts … 
When journalist Tess Johnson takes a job at Helix pharmaceuticals, she has a very specific motive. Tess has reason to believe the company is knowingly producing a potentially harmful drug and, if her suspicions are confirmed, she will stop at nothing to make sure the truth comes out.

Jim Knight is the president of research and development at Helix and is a force to be reckoned with. After a disastrous office affair he’s determined that nothing else will distract him from his vision for the company. Failure is simply not an option.

As Tess and Jim start working together, both have their reasons for wanting to ignore the sexual chemistry that fires between them. But chemistry, like most things in the world of science, isn’t always easy to control.

Review:

Instantly intriguing! The synopsis really pulled me and I do like the cover, but really from the first few pages I found myself really enjoying this story. There is always drama unfolding, from the romance to the mystery behind the cancer drug. There was so much more to this book than just a simple romance story or work drama or whatever. There is a fantastic plot and I thought it was smartly written as well. Definite gem!

4 stars