Book Reviews

Peter Green and the Unliving Academy: This Book is Full of Dead People by Angelia Allsop

My edition: Paperback given to me by the publisher
Pages: 299
Series: The Unliving Chronicles #1
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publish: Nov 20th, 2018 by TCK Publishing
Rating: 4 stars


Fourteen-year-old Peter Green can’t remember how he died. 
All he has are his pajamas, a silk tie, and a one-way bus ticket to Mrs. Battisworth’s Academy and Haven for Unliving Boys and Girls, a strange and spooky school for dead orphans like himself. But that’s all he needs: the Unliving Academy has everything, from vampires in the hallways, to monsters in the cafeteria, to ghosts in the basement. 

And that’s just the teachers; the students are far stranger.

As Pete learns to fit in with his new supernatural schoolmates, he starts to discover his own uniquely undead abilities, and even begins enjoying his life after death…but he just can’t shake the feeling that he’s forgotten something (or somebody!) important. 

Somebody he left behind in the land of the living. 

Somebody he loved very much. 

Somebody who’s in terrible danger. 

Peter Green and the Unliving Academy is the captivating first installment of Angelina Allsop’s Unliving series of young adult fantasy novels. If you like reading about fun-filled adventures, fully realized new worlds, and the most unlikely of heroes, you’re sure to love Allsop’s spirited coming-of-age tale. 

Fans of Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, the Charlie Bone Series by Jenny Nimmo, and The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton will enjoy this young adult fantasy series. 

You’ll love the Peter Green series if you like reading these types of books: 

Young adult and YA fantasy novels 
Ghosts, zombies, and mythical beasts 
Young adult adventure stories 

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Peter Green woke up in a station. He didn’t know where he was or who he was before. But he is dead. Now he must navigate through his Afterlife.

At first I really didn’t know how to feel about this book. I’m not one to read books like this anymore. I feel anyone could read this book and it won’t feel juvenile. The audience is mostly middle school/ freshman in high school.

I did like it though. There are a few grammatical errors, but nothing bad enough it distracted from the book. The world Allsop created was awesome. A new twist on the Afterlife.

I’m going to try talking my little cousin into reading it.

Book Reviews

Ahead of the Darkness by Simone Nicole

My edition: Kindle Owned
Pages: 234
Series: The Darkness #1
Genre: Thriller, NA
Publish: March 13th, 2014
Rating: 3 stars


I thought it was time— a visit was due. Seeing as you wouldn’t come to me, I thought it only right I come to you. Sadly, you weren’t home, but your furry feline was more than accommodating . . . 

I’ll be seeing you soon, mon chérie. I’ll always find you . . .

For six years, a letter has dictated Amelia’s future. She’s running from a past that refuses to stop, always trying to get one step ahead. Amelia is clever and resilient, and refuses to slip up.

Relying only on herself, she’ll be anything and anyone she needs to survive. But everyone slips up . . . eventually. You can’t always stay ahead of the darkness.


TBR 2019 Challenge: 817 books (Got rid of quite a few books that didn’t hold interest.)

I was a bit disappointed by this one. I was expecting a thriller. Didn’t get that. I got a NA story line with a thriller ending. The story was good. A bit predictable. I thought it took a little to long for the characters to get together.

I was on auto pilot with this book. After reading a few four point five and five star books before this, didn’t help. I guess I read this at the wrong time. It just didn’t live up for me. I am debating on if I want to continue the story or not.

Book Reviews

Just One Night by Skylar Hill

My edition: Kindle Owned
Pages: 35
Series: Stand alone
Genre: Romance
Publish: Feb 6th, 2017
Rating: 3 stars


Driving through a snowstorm to track down her best friend’s arrogant older brother isn’t Lydia Munroe’s idea of a good time. But after a terrible tragedy, she’ll do anything to help the McGowan family. Even if it means enduring a whole night with the insufferable but delectable Aiden McGowan. 

Aiden’s at the end of his rope: The responsibility of running the family company is now on his shoulders, and pressure is mounting. When he escapes to the family cabin for some peace and quiet, he gets neither when Lydia shows up at his door. The feisty brunette has been getting on his nerves since they were teenagers—and she’s showing no intention of stopping now. 

Lydia and Aiden have always clashed, but when Mother Nature traps them together, the tension between the two sparks into a full-out flame. When a kiss leads to much more, the two quickly discover that just one night might not be enough. 

Just One Night is a 8K prequel short story set in the Exile Ink universe. The series is coming from Skylar Hill in April


TBR 2019 Challenge: 825 books

This was a cute, short story. Very steamy.

Book Reviews

Before You Sleep by Adam Nevill

My edition: Kindle Owned
Pages: 58
Series: Stand alone
Genre: Horror
Publish: Aug 23, 2016
Rating: 3 stars


These three horror stories are an hor d’oeuvre before the main course that is Some Will Not Sleep: Selected Horrors, Adam’s fist collection of horror short stories, written between 1995 and 2011, and published in September 2016. 

These three terrors offer an insight into the other ghost stories, supernatural and occult horror stories, weird tales, and folk horror themes that abound in the Some Will Not Sleep anthology.


TBR 2019 Challenge: 824 books (reading a few and got rid of one)

Before You Sleep has three short stories. For a small collection of stories they were good but didn’t really give me willies.

Book Reviews

Still Born: a Short Horror Story by the Behrg

My edition: Kindle Owned
Pages: 38
Series: Stand alone
Genre: Horror
Publish: Oct 13th 2014
Rating: 2.5 stars


A grieving couple coping with the unimaginable loss of their child being stillborn discover a disturbing anomaly. They can hear their deceased daughter through a baby monitor. 

But is it really their daughter they are listening to? 
And if so, who are the other voices coming through on the monitor? 

As this couple is about to discover, not all second chances are meant to be taken. 

A psychological horror short story in the vein of Blake Crouch or Stephen King, StillBorn will leave you wondering what is real and what is not. Grief, despair, and tragedy are brought together into a short tale poetically horrific.


TBR 2019 Challenge: 827 books

Um… yeah I really don’t have words.

Book Reviews

I Wish I Weren’t a Djinni by Erin Hayes

My edition: Kindle Owned
Pages: 36
Series: The Cotton Candy Quintet #0
Genre: Fantasy YA
Publish: May 8th 2017
Rating: 3 stars


All she wishes for is freedom. 

After being trapped inside her bottle for so long she has forgotten her own name, a djinni is summoned by a young man who needs his wishes to come true as much as hers. 

The hardest part is proving to him that she has the power to grant them. He simply has to believe her enough to ask.


TBR 2019 Challenge: 828 books (Had to get rid of two books due to me DNFing the series.)

This is cute. It tells of a djinn who has been waiting to be released from her bottle. Now someone has come along, but she has to prove what she is in order for him to believe.

I like the djinn. Can’t wait to continue on with her story, but not just yet. I’m trying to knock off novellas off the TBR. That would help tremendously since I do have quite a few on there.

Book Reviews

The Wrath of the Fury by Michelle Madow

My edition: Kindle Owned
Pages: 36
Series: Elementals 0
Genre: Fantasy
Publish: Feb 23, 2017
Rating: 3 stars


Everything changed on the night of the Olympian Comet. 

I’ve always known that I’m a witch. But I didn’t expect to discover that I have a mysterious power unheard of amongst my kind. My best friend Garrett — who I’ve secretly been wanting to become more than a friend — has one of these powers too. 

We know something big is going on. But we didn’t realize that there are ancient creatures searching for us, and that they’ll kill us for what we are… 

The Wrath of the Fury is a short story that takes place in the Elementals universe. It can be read before, during, or after the Elementals series.


TBR 2019 Challenge: 831 books

This was good. I liked the story. It made me want to read more. I can’t wait to see what is in store for Sydney and Garret.

I won’t start the Elementals series just yet. I have a few books to read before I can start up a new series.

Book Reviews

Alice in Vampireland by Brielle Barbot

My edition: Kindle Owned
Pages: 31
Series: Adult Fairytale Romance book #1
Genre: Erotica
Publish: Oct 2, 2017
Rating: 3 stars


A modern retelling of Alice In Wonderland with a steamy, vampire twist 

Abandoned by her sorority sister, Alice is left alone to navigate the Rabbit Hole, an exclusive Riverside club frequented by the beautiful, worldly, and sophisticated. 

But she doesn’t discover until it’s too late that she’s in Vampireland, a place where creatures of the night come out to play…and the only way out is through the King of Hearts. 

Will Alice lose her innocence before she loses her sanity? 

If you like seductive vampires, lost innocence, and steamy encounters, you’ll love Alice in Wonderland fairytale retelling!


TBR 2019 Challenge: 832 books

When I first bought this book I didn’t realize how short it turned out to be. It was quite surprising.

It was a good short erotic read. I’ll probably wait to read the second book.

I was just hoping it would have been a full novel but begs can’t be choosers.

Book Reviews

Cash Remington and the Missing Heiress by Celia Aaron

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 69
Series: Sexy Dreadfuls #1
Genre: Erotica
Publish: May 17th 2016
Rating: 2 stars


I’m the best operator in the entire agency. The plum assignments—always mine. So when an American heiress goes missing, I’m the guy they call to get her back. Rescuing Collette Stanford is my mission. What I do to her after that is purely up to me, as long as she makes it back to the States in one piece. I’ll kill the bad guys, get the girl, and get a little taste of what the heiress has to offer. None of this is negotiable. I’m Cash Remington, and I never miss. 

Content Warning: This standalone novella stars an alpha male who never misses. It’s full of sex and violence. It’s an erotic adventure, not a romance, and is not “safe.” If you’re cool with these caveats, enjoy! 


TBR 2019 Challenge: 833 books

Well I was practically rolling my eyes with this one. I’m glad it was short.

As much as I love Celia Aaron, this wasn’t my favorite of hers.

On to the next one.

Book Reviews

Runes of Royalty by G. Bailey

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 280
Series: A Demon’s Fall #4 Final installment
Genre: Fantasy, Reverse Harem, Angels, Demons
Publish: February 11th 2019
Rating: 3.5 stars


Protector. Angel. Assassin…and now Queen. 
Evie is now queen of the protectors, and rumoured queen of the demons aswell, but dealing with the black magic she can’t control is far more dangerous than either of those titles. 
The protectors have fallen, demons along with them, and earth is not far behind. 
Can Nix, Trex, Connor and Azi help Evie survive a power no one understands? Or knows how to stop… 
With random portals opening everywhere on earth, a war to be won and Cex tracking her every move, can the assassin-now queen- win the war? 
Demons will rule.
18+ RH


TBR 2019 Challenge: 834 books (On hold till series end)

How do I put this? Well for starters I like the series. The ending was a bit lack luster for me. I don’t know if it’s because I have been slowly getting out of the mood for RH fantasy, or if it has to do with the fact I wasn’t the biggest fan of this book.

Everyone seemed all lovey dovey. It was as great as the first three books.

I don’t know. Maybe it’s just me.