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I'm Kristal McKerrington. I have been a published author since 2010. I'm currently signed at Gilbert Literacy Agency. I'm signed with several publishers. I work with ReemVision. Even appeared on TMZ a few times. I'm a nationwide author with Marie's World. I have become a worldwide author with many publishers. 

I live in Scotland, I'm a believer in a free Scotland. I love Viking myths and history. I'm a reader in my spare time. I love to read paranormal and romance novels. I am co-creator of the genre wrestling romance with Joe E Legend. I'm a believer in doing a show on wrestling and romance writing together, showcasing my lifestyle compared to Joe's. 

I've written a comedy novel which comes out in 2015 with Firefly & Wisp Publishing. I'm entering new genres with interest. I love a challenge when it comes to my writing. 

I'm good friends with Mohombi who has supported my novel Marie's World going nationwide in the UK and will be released nationwide in the US. We have had support from Sony Music and other big promoters, celebrities. 

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Night Star- Alyson Noel Review

Hello All,

I'm back with the next book review in The Immortals Series. Its book 5 and that means I'm heading into the final book. I'm going to be very sad that this is the end of the series.

Night Star Blurb: 

With 2 million copies of her "Immortals series" in print, Alyson Noel is one of the hottest paranormal teen authors writing today. "Night Star" continues the epic love story that has enchanted readers across the world. Ever and Damen must face bitter rivals, jealous friends and their own worst fears - all in the hope of being together forever. "Night Star" is guaranteed to mesmerize fans and leave them breathlessly awaiting the sixth and final book!

5/5 Stars - Review 

This book really is a good reminder and tale of what happens when you let the bad sides of your personality take over. We all have that dark side that sometimes we like to indulge but what happens when we don't know when to stop that is exactly what happens to Haven. Honor herself who plays a second part to this story has a hand in facing the over all view of life at school for Ever. Even Stacia plays her role in her demise from Queen Bee. 

Its poor Jude who finds himself caught up in the heart of everything again. Damen does the one thing that we will always wish our partners would do and makes and effort to be friends with him. Goes out of his way to forgive him. I'm loving all the twists and turns in this book. The way that Ever is forced to find her way for once and isn't saved. She finds her feet. 

This is the perfect book to lead up to the final one in the series. You need to savor the end of this great romantic story and figure out how you want this to end before it actually does...

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Kristal McKerrington 

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Dark Flame by Alyson Noel Review

Hello All, 
I'm so delighted to be reviewing the fourth book in the Immortal series by Alyson Noel. I have to say that I have had a chance to start to get to know Alyson more during this journey and its been truly wonderful. I can't wait to read more of her work in the future. 
Now let me introduce you to "Dark Flame" by Alyson Noel.
In Dark Flame, Alyson Noël's most darkly seductive Immortals novel yet, Ever fights for control of her body, her soul―and the timeless true love she's been chasing for centuries.
Ever is trying to help Haven transition into life as an immortal. But with Haven drunk on her new powers and acting recklessly, she poses the ultimate threat―exposing their secret world. As Ever struggles to keep the Immortals hidden, it only propels Haven closer to the enemy―Roman and his evil companions. At the same time, Ever delves deeper into dark magick to free Damen from Roman's power. But when her spell backfires, it binds her to the one guy who's hell-bent on her destruction. Now there's a strange, foreign pulse coursing through her, and no matter what she does, she can't stop thinking about Roman―and longing for his touch. Frantic to break the spell before its too late, Ever turns to Jude for help, risking everything she knows and loves to save herself―and her future with Damen…

Review: 5/5 


From the out start you are wanting to scream at my book to say to Haven and Ever for being so stupid as they continue there downfall. Its also heartbreaking to see what Ever does to herself and how Haven can't see around her insecurities to see the bigger picture. Ever allowed her darkness to consume her and nearly ends everything. 

There was nothing that wasn't well done. The plot was well thought out even if we knew how it was going to end we were excited to see how it would go. The characters continue to develop and the frustration is really present through out the whole story. Everything comes together and sings as you cling to every page hoping that happiness for them might be just within reach. 

I can't tell you how much its worth getting the entire series! 

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Kristal McKerrington 

Thursday, 15 December 2016

My Love Lies Bleeding- Alyxandra Harvey Review

Hello All, 

I'm stumbling today as I try to get my review out. A bad tooth never makes for a fun day. 

My Love Lies Bleeding 
By
Alyxandra Harvey

On Solange’s sixteenth birthday, she is going to wake up dead. As if that’s not bad enough, she also has to outwit her seven overprotective older brothers, avoid the politics involved with being the only daughter born to an ancient vampire dynasty, and elude Kieran Black—agent of an anti-vampire league who is searching for his father’s killer and is intent on staking Solange and her entire family.
Luckily she has her own secret weapon—her human best friend Lucy—who is willing to defend Solange’s right to a normal life, whether she’s being smothered by her well-intentioned brothers or abducted by a power-hungry queen. Two unlikely alliances are formed in a race to save Solange’s eternal life—Lucy and Solange’s brother Nicholas, and Solange and Kieran Black—in a dual romance that is guaranteed to jump start any romance-lover’s heart.
  
Even fans of the genre who’ve seen it all will find a fresh read with kick-butt characters and family dynamics that ring true for all brothers and sisters—vampire or otherwise.

Review 5/5 

It took me a whole 12 hours to come up with the words that describe this book. That doe the work of Alyxandra justice. She didn't just replace the Cullens as the most have vampire family to have on the shelf she went one step further and declared a whole new world for us to fall in love with. There is ladies, there is every day girls, death, violence, moments of blooming romance and face plant ones too. There is humor and banter unlike any other book I have read lately. This is the sort of thing that is small but its well worth having. 

Its the start of the journey with this family and its the start of a vampire reign that will change the course of the lives of all that live within its pages. There is so much that you can enjoy and grasp with both hands. I can't express enough how well this book whips you off your feet and takes you elsewhere. This is the book you need if your searching for the perfect vampire love story. The start to the perfect series. 

I can't give this book anymore praise so pick up and give it a chance. Plus the book is cheaper than most books out there!

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Kristal McKerrington 

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Chased: Paranormal Vampire Romance: The Vampire Huntress Series #1 by Ashlee Sinn

Hello All,

We have the start of a short novel series for you today and its got some nice steam attached to it. I'm sure that those of you looking for a four short series tit bit will be rushing onto Amazon the second you finish the posting.

Chased: Paranormal Vampire Romance: The Vampire Huntress Series #1 
by Ashlee Sinn

Sophia Glen thought she knew who she was—a twenty-something woman with no obligations who just happened to be born a vampire hunter. Spending her nights fighting to rid the city of malevolent creatures, she has earned respect from those who decide her future. Not to mention she’s captured the heart of the sexiest hunter in her crew. 

Sophia enjoys the freedom and intimate connection she has with Silas. He can give her what she needs the most, a chance to let go. Finding that Silas can free her from the urge to always be in control, she allows her desires to flourish. But what Silas will never fully understand is that only their sworn enemy can give Sophia what she truly craves. 

So when Sophia is forced to work with the captivating, exotic, and irresistible Viktor Kaska, she quickly learns that the ancient vampire may be exactly what she desires. Denying her growing need to feel his fangs slip into her skin, Sophia fights the attraction and focuses on taking down the mass of uncontrollable vampires tormenting the city. But when she finds herself trapped under the spell of the very vampire who betrayed them all, her future as a hunter will be changed forever.

And so will her future with Viktor.


This is the first novella of the series at 16,000 words.

*This story contains strong sexual themes for insatiable appetites and is not recommended for readers under the age of 18.*

Review 4/5

This story had so much potential in it to do even greater things. I like the idea of the 16,000 words idea in general so I was excited to download this book. I got into it quickly, however there was disjointed sentences and a lot of time I wanted to take my pen out, edit it to make it perfect. I'm not the best editor out there. 

I like the flare of erotica, the vampire touches, the attempts to make sure that the story was different than others out there. I think the idea of using a tense situation for the Vampire Hunter Sophia was well done. The construction of the plot was a great one and started to put together a series of stories that would work well as it develops further. 

I think the four parts will do well and I recommend that you at least try part one to see if its something that you will be interested in. 

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Kristal McKerrington 

Friday, 9 December 2016

Coming Home For Christmas - Julia Williams

Hello All,

Please find my Christmas theme novel that I'm sure will be right up a lot of people's street. I want to review this book so that we can have some fun this Christmas holidays with this book.

Coming Home For Christmas - Julia Williams

Warm, humorous and completely irresistible. All you want for Christmas is right here!
“Terrifically warm, with lovely, lively characters.” Fiona Walker
“This story warms you like a cosy cup of cocoa.” Closer
These three friends are dreading Christmas…
Cat needs to get off the ‘has-been’ heap and rescue her flagging TV career, but the demands of her extended family are reaching fever pitch and she barely has time to breathe. Meanwhile, Pippa has got too many balls to juggle as a struggling single mum trying to hang on to her family farm. And Marianne’s marriage is looking distinctly rocky now her beloved husband’s ex is back on the scene.
Happy Christmas? Forget it. But Christmas is a time for miracles, and when the villagers learn they must fight for what they love, it becomes clear that there is festive magic in the air.
Suddenly for Cat, Pippa and Marianne, it’s looking like it might just be a Christmas to remember…


Review- 5/5 


This story follows a group of women who are trying to find there happy ever after. I have to say that I fell in love with all of them. 

Pipa in my mind is one of the women who is tested the most with her own struggles to stop her woods being destroyed and finding her own happiness through the fog she finds herself in. 

Marianne is having trouble with her partner Gabriel's
ex comes to stay. She finds herself trying to find where she fits into her home again as she starts to feel like she didn't fit in there anymore. She has to keep moving forward and that was going to prove her own way to cope till they could find each other again.

Cat has the least testing time yet it showed many traits that older women face when their children are grown and the teenage pregnancy that a lot of parents are dealing with. I have a lot of sympathy for her as she tries to adjust. 

I just can't explain how wonderful this book is. 


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The Rural Setting Thesaurus:A Writers Guide - Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi

Hello All,

So we are diving into a writers study and teaching guide to get us through those times when the books not working or the words are just sounding all the same. I can't wait to give you my thought on this master piece and in the new year I will be doing some more of these to help out the inspiring writers out there. We are always learning and that is the thing about writing we shouldn't be stopping any time soon.

The Rural Setting Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Personal and Natural Places


Within the pages of a book exists a world drawn from a writer’s deepest imaginings, one that has the ability to pull readers in on a visceral level. But the audience’s fascination will only last if the writer can describe this vibrant realm and its inhabitants well. The setting achieves this by offering readers a unique sensory experience. So much more than stage dressing, the setting can build mood, convey meaning through symbolism, drive the plot by creating challenges that force the hero to fight for what he wants, and trigger his emotions to reveal his most intimate feelings, fears, and desires.
Inside The Rural Setting Thesaurus, you’ll find:
  • A list of the sights, smells, tastes, textures, and sounds for over 100 settings revolving around school, home, and nature
  • Possible sources of conflict for each location to help you brainstorm ways to naturally complicate matters for your characters
  • Advice on the many effective ways to build mood, helping you steer both the character’s and readers’ emotions in every scene
  • Information on how the setting directly influences the plot by acting as a tuning fork for what a character needs most and by testing his dedication to his goals
  • A tutorial on figurative language and how different descriptive techniques can bring settings alive for readers while conveying a symbolic message or deeper meaning
  • A review of the challenges that arise when writing description, as well as special considerations that apply specifically to rural and personal settings
The Rural Setting Thesaurus takes “show-don’t-tell” to new heights. It offers writers a roadmap to creating fresh setting imagery that impacts the story on multiple levels while keeping readers engaged from the first page to the last.

Review - 5/5

I was so happy when I finished reading this master piece for its what I have been searching for. It has everything I need to set up a scene and to do what I need when the words are sounding the same. I am always stuck on smells and this gave me advice on that too. I got through several of the chapters thinking to myself (how did I forget that or I should have known.) 

Its exactly what we as writers and authors need to remind us of what we need to make our stories sing to our readers. I think its going to be having a special place on my desk from now on as its something that I will properly turn to on more than one occasion in the future. 

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Monday, 28 November 2016

The Ragged Heiress- Dolly Court Review

Hello Readers,

We are going to dive into the historical side of things today with this great book. I'm going to leave your decision to my thoughts in the review section. Its worth checking out.


The Ragged Heiress

On a bitter winter's day, an unnamed girl lies dangerously ill in hospital. When two coarse, rough-speaking individuals come to claim her, she can remember nothing of the events that brought her to her present state, not even her name. According to the men, she is their young sister, Lucy. As her health improves and her memory gradually returns, she realizes she's been kidnapped. But she has no means of escaping the hideous confines of the filthy basement room in which they have imprisoned her in.

Review 4/5 stars 

Dilly Court's take on a trades daughter who is worth a small fortune is a truly interesting story, there is places where its so slow that you are 'get to the point' already. There is parts that are so alarmingly obviously that you want to scream. Her job is not just to tell a great historical romance story which she did, but also draw emotions out of the book and make you think about it when you finished. There are what I look for in a book and she provided me that. 

There was places that were rushed and that is what I would tell her. She has done a great job constructing the book and the world she wanted to create, however she fell apart in some areas. I will not go through the book picking it apart I just sharing my opinion. The characters were developed well except for some of them which I don't want to name to spoil it for you. 

Setting was perfect and she offered a great book to pass the time and I recommend it to alot of readers out there. 

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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Beautiful Broken Things- Sara Barnard

Hello All, 

Well I'm back with a none series book that took my breath away and I can't wait to share with you the thoughts on such a thought provoking book. I was a bit iffy that it was a childrens book however this is something that children should understand in this ever changing world. 

I was brave
She was reckless
We were trouble

Best friends Caddy and Rosie are inseparable. Their differences have brought them closer, but as she turns sixteen Caddy begins to wish she could be a bit more like Rosie - confident, funny and interesting. Then Suzanne comes into their lives: beautiful, damaged, exciting and mysterious, and things get a whole lot more complicated. As Suzanne's past is revealed and her present begins to unravel, Caddy begins to see how much fun a little trouble can be. But the course of both friendship and recovery is rougher than either girl realizes, and Caddy is about to learn that downward spirals have a momentum of their own.

5 Star Review

This book I have to say is breath taking and the entire time your reading it your rooting for Suze to get the help she needs. This is a great children's book that will also speak to every parent and adult out there. It will also touch base with every teenager out there who is finding life hard and doesn't know what to do to make things better. I have to say that is what really made me think this was a five star book. 

The writing was perfection and was done to such a high standard that made me want to get nothing else done than reading about a world that doesn't seem to far away from what I grew up with. Living in Scotland and being in a small town we had a few Suzies and I was friends with one of them. I ended up being forced to take the route that Rosie took instead of Caddy. 

There is warning in here that must be understood by parents and I don't want to spell it out because it will ruin the book for all those of you considering it. I will say though, this is a must read for all. We could all use a lesson in understanding and being more aware of situations such as these. 

I hope that you will agree with my review and will be like myself, not only happy with my purchase but interested in seeing what other work this author comes up with. 

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Monday, 24 October 2016

Fall of The Night- Rachel Caine- Review

Hello All,

I'm getting sad now that we are nearing the end of the Morganville Vampire series. I wish that we were gearing up for another great spread of stories but alas there is just two more to go now. Rachel I'm very, very sad.

Okay enough of my emotional ties to books lets get on with the review.

Fall of The Night

Thanks to its unique combination of human and vampire residents, Morganville, Texas, is a small college town with big time problems. When student Claire Danvers gets the chance to experience life on the outside, she takes it. But Morganville isn’t the only town with vampire trouble…

Claire never thought she’d get to leave Morganville, but she can’t pass up the chance to finally attend her dream school, MIT. After all, getting to invent anti-vamp devices with Professor Anderson—a Morganville exile herself—sounds like a dream come true…until Claire realizes that there are sinister forces in play, and she’s not the only one with a vampire-related agenda.

Without her friends Shane, Eve and Michael, surviving a killer schedule may be hard…but with them, it might turn out to be impossible.

5 Star review. 

This was short of nothing but five stars. From the very beginning the book cries out with heart pounding moments. There is this desire by Claire to go to MIT only things don't turn out the way she planned or anyone in Morganville thought. From the moment that Shane followed her out there and things went wrong for him too. It was not the sort of 'fix it' stunt that either of them thought it would be. 

Rachel keeps you hanging onto the book not wanting to put it down and I know that for a fact. I often fell asleep on the book or it on my face for that matter. Hubby was starting to get a little annoyed at having to remove the thing from me every so often. It was a master piece in young adult suspense, the mending of a relationship and the warning of what any weapons can do in the wrong hands. 

Its perfect in the detail. The trails the plot leaves and the way that there is even more tension brewing or the next part in their destined tale. There isn't many books that could be fourteen in and still have the same grab and bite that the first two has. 

This is a must read for vampire readers and young adults a like. It even makes a reader a very happy reader if you get them the box set. Hint Hint..

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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Bitter Blood By Rachel Caine (Morganville Book 13)

Hello Readers,

Its freezing in Helensburgh today and soon I will be sipping coffee with Debz, gossiping about our lives. Discussing Marie's World: The Aftermath. Check side board of this blog for more information. Before I go try to not fall asleep on girls day, I wanted to give you my review on the book I finished late last night.

Bitter Blood By 
Rachel Caine


With the eradication of the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town's human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But Claire Danvers isn't about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires.

Review: 5 Stars out of 5. 

This book gave me everything I needed and the change of POV was done so well in each chapter change that it gave me a much fuller out look on the story. It allowed me to see all sides and gave me the much bigger picture earlier on. There were often times w
ith my hubby saying to me 'shhh!' as I groaned (trying to not to yell) at the book in order for the characters to see what was coming.

The break up, near deaths and of course the punishments of Morganvilles queen or new queen was just the twists this book needed to put it over the top. To make it awesome. The humor for Myrin (sorry if I spelt it wrong) was what the book needed to push it over the top in my opinion. 

For someone that has written thirteen books with another three to go I have to say Rachel Caine did more than surprise us. She wowed us. She took the series to a new level each time and adding a film crew, ghosts and a possible new resident really made this book just blow you away. She is a great best selling writer for a reason. 

Through out the end of the book she sneaky and creatively sets up the beginning of what will be book fourteen. She has done more than we can ask for and she keeps the series fresh with each piece of the Morganville puzzle that she puts together. I'm sure that there is hundreds of teenagers out there that is falling in love with this series over and over again. 

I can safely say that my series of Morganville books will be staying on my shelves for my teenage daughters to read when they are old enough. I love that she still uses physics at every turn. 

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Friday, 7 October 2016

Fatal Affair- Marie Force - Review

Hello All,

I'm back from the hospital I just endured. 4 weeks and its not the easiest place to read in. I did however have some time to do edits as that is the easiest thing to do when your in there. I'm sure that is what headphones were invented for.

Now onto the review that you came here to read.

Marie Force's Fatal Affair. 

"Fans of Scandal and House of Cards will love the Fatal Series."  —New York Times bestselling author Cindy Gerard 
Includes a never-before-published prequel novella 

Walking the thin blue line… 
Detective Sergeant Sam Holland of the Washington, DC, Metro Police needs a big win to salvage her career—and her confidence—after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O'Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O'Connor's friend and chief of staff…and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case. Sleeping with a material witness is another mistake she can't afford—especially when the bodies keep piling up.

5 Stars 

Well I'm not into the suspense romance novels for the sex scenes tend to be to much and its that have struggled with. I didn't have that problem in this book as Marie Force balanced so many balls in the air at the same time. She didn't let anything get dropped during this great plot at all. I'm glad that the reading club I'm apart of suggested this novel. 

There is hot scenes, ones that are super emotional and there is a great deal of suspense that holds you from page one right through to the last one. Plus there is a few moments that I didn't see coming. This book will even suit authors who have a tenency to see how books tend to go. This is great book for someone starting the suspense romance experience with the Carina Publishing company or just the genre in gender. 

I take my hat off to Angela James who did well with this great novel and it just shows how well Carina Press are doing. I look forward to reading more of the series. I know that book 2 is on its way to me as I write this. 

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Friday, 9 September 2016

Secrets of a Summer Night (Wallflowers #1) by Lisa Kleypas - Review

Hello Readers,

I'm sorry that it has taken me two days to write this review since I have finished reading the book. Its just I was in hospital and I just got home. Anyway I'm making sure that your getting a great review that you deserve when it comes to this book.

Secrets of a Summer Night (Wallflowers #1) by 


Annabelle Peyton, determined to save her family from disaster, decides to use her beauty and wit to tempt a suitable nobleman into making an offer of marriage. But Annabelle's most intriguing - and persistent - admirer, wealthy, powerful Simon Hunt, has made it clear that while he will introduce her to irresistible pleasure he will not offer marriage. Annabelle is determined to resist his unthinkable proposition... but it is impossible in the face of such skillful seduction.

Her friends, looking to help, conspire to entice a more suitable gentleman to offer for Annabelle, for only then will she be safe from Simon - and her own longings. But on one summer night, Annabelle succumbs to Simon's passionate embrace and tempting kisses... and she discovers that love is the most dangerous game of all.

5/5 Review:

When it comes to historical romance I'm usually very picky and I don't normally fall for those more Mills and Boons style history books. This though was just the right mix of danger, love, scandal and a woman who is so lost she has no idea what she is doing. I also like that Annabelle is a strong woman through out the book and has to worm herself into the heart of the man who she ends up with. 

The sense of danger starts from right at the beginning of the book. I also like the darker side to this story that you don't expect when it was release Avon first. Now its being relauched with awesome covers. This is a great first book to a series and its got a happy ever after feel to the ending. There is no cliff hanger to the book and it will suit all romance readers over the age of 16 in the UK and 18 in the US. 

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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Winter By Marissa Meyer- Review

Hello All,

Welcome back to the Lunar Chronicales reviews that I have been doing. I'm doing Winter today and I hope to wrap the last book up fairly soon after I pluck up some contemporary reads while I do Calling You Home's relaunch.

Winter: Marrisa Meyer Blurb: 

Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.
Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won't approve of her feelings for her childhood friend--the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn't as weak as Levana believes her to be and she's been undermining her stepmother's wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that's been raging for far too long.
Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer's national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series.

5/5 Review: 

We get to meet a new character in this book and the perfect partner to Jacin from the earlier books if you recall. Winter was the prefect balance of suspense, tension, 'oh no' moments and fear as you waited to see if Levanna was going to pin Cinder's group down and remain the fear filled queen that she was. 

I loved the detail from the start and it makes sense why this is an 832 page book. The twists and turns was done well. Keeping up with the other characters was balanced as well as following Cinder who was bumping her way through this story. We learn alot about what Luna gift does to those who were not using their gift and that is a huge part of this story. The other parts are looking into what happens to the group who are set on dethroning the queen. 

Most of the time I wanted them to be okay. For everything to work out in the end which is exactly what the rest of the readers out there am sure wanted too. The author the ever talented Marissa Marr was able to pull these emotions out of her audience effortlessly. She takes you on a ride that makes you not want to forget. You don't want to put this book down and get back to life. Its addictive as a good book should be. 

I couldn't get enough of Cinder's story and wanted to see what it would take for her to make it through. To be honest am glad I did. The ending was perfect and other the character jumps feeling a bit smoother, I would have recommended telling us with a small name under the chapter which characters tale was being picked up again and pleated into this wonderful story. 

Its a must read for all YA readers. A little gross in places but there is a war going on so what else do you expect? 

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Thank you for your time and I hope that you will come back for one of the Immortal book reviews or Secrets of a Summer Night. 

Kristal McKerrington 

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Fairest By Marissa Meyer- Review

Hello Readers,

Here is the long awaited review for "Fairest" I'm not head long into the "Winter" book from this Lunar Chronicles. I can't wait to see how this series ends and I'm enjoying the reading challenges I'm apart of.

The Fairest 
By Marissa Meyer

 The #1 "New York Times "Bestselling Series! 
Mirror, mirror, on the wall.
Who is the Fairest of them all? 
Pure evil has a name, hides behind a mask of deceit, and uses her "glamour" to gain power. But who "is" Queen Levana? Long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress in The Lunar Chronicles, Levana lived a very different story a story that has never been told . . . until now. "New York Times" bestselling author Marissa Meyer reveals the story behind her fascinating villain in "Fairest," an unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes a special full-color image of Levana's castle and an excerpt from "Winter," the exciting conclusion to The Lunar Chronicles.
Meyer is putting a spin on the evil queen from Snow White fame to show how Levana became the kind of woman who would rule the moon colony of Luna and want to take over Earth, too. "USA Today"
An unrelentingly gripping read . . . Channeling her inner George R. R. Martin, Marissa Meyer weaves the grimmest of fairy tales in "Fairest." Hypable
Will thrill fans and entice new readers. "School Library Journal"
Combines a classic folk tale with hints of "The Terminator" and "Star Wars." USAToday.com for "Cinder""


5/5 Stars- Review

WOW here is the most in depth look at a villain that I have read in years and she managed to make her seem normal, to make us understand why she becomes the full source of evil to many of our beloved it characters. I can't wait to see how the others survive the wrath of Levanna. 

The heart breaking love story that she went through, the torment and punishment that life gave her by putting her through things with her sister, the curse of her parents and of course not understanding how to survive except inside her bubble. I understand her so much better and I can see more of the rounded world that Marissa Meyer was creating with this short story novel. I love the attention to detail that she managed to put into the book and the small things that makes you go 'ah okay'. 

There is far more to this writers work and I think I will discover some of the last hidden gems that she has created in the last book Winter. I can't think of a better book to follow up Cress. I know that this book plays a far bigger role than people realize. 

This is a MUST READ for all. I highly recommend this book and taking the time with the series. Give it the time that it deserves. 

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Thank you for stopping by and come back for the reviews on "Winter" or "Dark Flame" as those are my next two reads that are on my tbr list. 

Kristal McKerrington 

Friday, 19 August 2016

Cress- Marissa Meyer - Review

Hello All,

I'm diving into another review for you as I'm preparing to wrap up the wonderful short story book that I didn't realize went between Cress and Winter. So em yep that was almost embarrassing, however I got the next two books in the Alyson Noel series that I'm donating to the library when I'm done. I feel good about that.

Anyway onto the reason your here...

Cress- Marissa Meyer

The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series!
Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.
Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker; unfortunately, she's just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.
When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.

5/5 - Review

I'm not so sure where to start with this one. I was thrown a lot as many of you might know I'm not up on my fairytales as I missed a lot of Nursery growing up and my dad wasn't the read it to me kind of dad. So anyway here goes. 

I thought well this isn't your typical Disney fairytale that is for sure. I loved the whole thing, how well she went into the plot and the small details, making sure that the loose threads from as far back as Cinder were tied up which to me is pretty amazing as some authors tend to forget about those loose threads that aren't major to the plot line from book one by the time they get to book 3. So I'm clapping hard for that. 

I stumbled a bit with the POV jumps between chapters. I would have liked to have the chapters marked so it made it easier for me to keep up. Its a minor thing really and didn't cause a star to fall away as I finally got into the swing of things. I wasn't thrown to much out of the book that I didn't enjoy it. 

That to me is the main thing. 

I will say that the ending was nice and having a cliffhanger ending at book 3 like in the other 2 books just felt really right. I have to say it was well pulled off too. I'm interested in seeing what we have instore for us when it comes to the book Winter. 

I was nervous about starting this series way back when I first heard about it, but I'm glad I did in the end. Thanks to Kaytastic and Little Owl for wearing me down on that. Well earned 5 stars and can't wait to enjoy more of this lovely ladies hard work. 

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Thank you for stopping by, coming up next is Levanna's Short story book or Dark Flame so come back to see what I think of those! 

Kristal McKerrington