Book Reviews

Thief by C.L. Stone

My edition: Kindle (Owned)
Pages: 420
Series: The Scarab Beetle #1
Rating: 3 stars

Kayli Winchester is a dirt-poor girl living out of a hotel, forced to be the parent for a drunken father and teenage brother who she’s desperate to keep in school. The only way she scrapes by is to utilize her on skill: pickpocketing. But even though she’s a thief she has a moral code: no kids or old ladies, only targets who can defend themselves. Not that they see her coming…

Thinking she’s been working under the radar, Kayli has no idea The Academy has been watching and taking notice. Now a team that needs her skill has offered her a way out of her predicament and it’s her last chance: work with them, or face jail time. Kayli resists at first, but slowly the boys reveal they can be trusted. With Marc, the straight man, Raven, the bad-boy Russian, Corey and Brandon, the twins as different as night and day, and Axel, their stoic leader, there’s a lot Kayli can learn from these Academy guys about living on the edge of the law. If only she can stay on the good side instead of the bad.

Especially when the job they offer her is more than any of them bargained for. After it’s done, the hunters have become the hunted and their target is now after Kayli. The Academy boys do their best to keep her hidden, but a thief like Kayli will never sit still for long.

Warning: This is a new adult series. Readers of the other Academy series may need some caution as this series will contain mature sexual and violent situations and themes.

Review: For many who know me, know I love the Ghost Bird series. I’m also weird and love a good reverse harem story. When I heard of this one I thought I would give it a try. Well now a several months later and a new book out, I decided I needed to reread this series. I did catch a lot of things I didn’t before. Such as I really hate Kayli.

I like the new Academy team but Kayli’s inner dialogue makes me just want to scream. She is the only thing I don’t like about this book. Sadly it is her P.O.V. through out the books. I like the guys as I said but the way she acted was irritating. She’s hot for them one moment then cold for them in the next. She can’t seem to make up her mind and she is a huge B*TCH!! Then her with Blake…


Her and Blake can leave the book and let Marc and the guys contuine on. I am going to keep rereading the books because as much as I hate Kayli, I love the boys. Not as much as I do the Ghost Bird team.

Monthly Recap

Monthly Best Reads: November 2016

Wow November is over, it’s December and 2016 is about to be up. Where did this year go by? Well it is time to pick the best read in November. I started the month out strong and ended it sort of slightly strong. I’m not in a slump but I have so many series that I want to read the next book only it’s not out yet.



  1. Wicked Little Words by Stevie J. Cole & BT Urreula
  2. Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds
  3. Fight For Me by Bethany Bazile
  4. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

And the Winner is…

Wicked Little Words by Stevie J. Cole & BT Urreula

This book was amazing. The ending is still messing with me today. Loved it!!! Want to reread this now but I have to 1. wait for my physical copy and 2. have so many new books to read and a couple of other books I need to read that I can’t reread it right now.


Runner ups:

  1. Until November
  2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone
  3. Fight For Me

Happy December readings!

Book Reviews

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

My edition: Library book
Series: Edelstein-Trilogie #1
Rating: 3.5 stars

Gwyneth Shepherd’s sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyenth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!

Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon- – the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.

Review: So this is really my first time travel book. It is also the first book I have read by this author. I’ve had this on my TBR list since I was a senior in high school. I’m just now getting to it. I know so long!

Anyhozers I read through this pretty fast even though I have been “currently reading it” for about a couple weeks. I technically picked it up last Thursday. With such a busy month I really haven’t been able to read, nor have I been in a big reading mood. Luckily I am slowly getting out of that.

Gwyneth isn’t my favorite YA heroine but she wasn’t horrible either. Somethings that she did just seemed like you shouldn’t do because… well because common sense. Gideon is an a$$hat buffoon that I won’t ever like. He was so hot and cold I thought Katy Perry based the song off of him.


He wouldn’t like Gwyneth then he would show something totally different. I wanted to pull him from the book, punch his arrogant face, then put him back. Also really hated when he called her Winnie or said she was a child even though she was the same age as Charlotte. Which I didn’t like her either. Charlotte seemed like everyone’s family member that is a total stuck up b*tch that no one likes. (Come on now we all have that one family member.)

About half way through I thought back to the prologue and was like yeah could guess that right away. But still the story is very original. I’ve never read anything like this. Gwyneth was the only character I really like along with her friend Lesley and the ghost James. All the other characters I really didn’t care about. I will read the second book. Note me a bit curious.