So here is a list of more than 10 Clean Reads; Good books you can turn to without worry for yourself or your children.
Publication Date: March 14, 2017
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Goodreads Rating: 4/5 Stars
Cover Thoughts: I love it!!! It’s simple yet eye catching and doesn’t give anything away!
England, 1883. Still recovering from a devastating loss, Evelyn is determined to use her powers to save other gifted people from those who would harm them. But when her rescue of a young telekinetic girl goes terribly wrong, Evelyn finds herself indebted to a secret society devoted to recruiting and protecting people like Evelyn and her friends.
As she follows the Society’s orders, healing the sick and embarking on perilous recruitment missions, Evelyn sees her problems disappear. Her reputation is repaired, her friends are provided for, and her parents are newly wealthy. She reunites with the dashing Mr. Kent and recovers the reclusive Mr. Braddock (who has much less to brood over now that the Society can help him to control his dangerous power). But Evelyn can’t help fearing the Society is more sinister than it appears…
This is such an awesome series and I’m loving it! We pick up where we left off, which is so helpful and I love when authors do that. We start with Evelyn and her new found power, plus some friends with their own powers, trying to seek out other who may be struggling or hiding due to their own powers. Especially find and save them before the Society of Aberrations does. And the only way to take down the Society is to find out who is at it’s head and chop it off.
Well when the Society finds THEM and offers them a place among them Evelyn agrees…VERY hesitantly and with very good reason if you remember in These Vicious Masks…? Well if you haven’t had a chance to read it then you should. Especially if you’re reading this review and haven’t read it yet. Go. NOW!
These Ruthless Deeds is fast-paced and more action-packed than These Vicious Masks was. It’s intriguing as we meet many new characters; members of the Society and even new members of Evelyn’s rich society, due to the fact that now Evelyn’s parents are back in town and still very much intent on marrying her off! BOO! As Evelyn and a few of her friends try to determine who is at the head of the Society, while trying to keep themselves and their loved ones alive was brilliance. I found myself grasping my Ipad with tension waiting for someone to be severly injured. Or captured. Or, even killed. While wondering who to trust and who couldn’t be trusted.
I really love the era chosen for this story, *sigh* I LOVE this time period of fashion, balls, mannerisms and marrying each other off.
I continued to really like Evelyn. She’s strong and spirited and I like that in my female characters. She has backbone and she’s pretty much independent which I love as well. She’s smart, kind but wary and still wants to please and do what’s best for her family. I enjoyed watching her character development and felt it was well paced with regards to everything going on around her.
I love the male characters in these books! Mr. Kent to Mr. Braddock. Now I’ve seen such a tie between which team people prefer to cheer for and I’m on the Mr. Braddock team. I like the dark broody trope. So sue me!
Overall I was very pleased and happy with how this story is continuing and I’m very happy and dying with that ending! doesn’t make that much sense but it will! AH!
Sexual Content: mild
*A HUGE thank you to Swoon Reads and Netgalley for the ARC which I got in exchange for an honest review.*
*I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*
Publication Date: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Atheneum Book for Young Readers
Goodreads Rating: 4/5 Stars
A girl’s dark destiny could cause the unraveling of the world in this spellbinding novel from the author of A Creature of Moonlight, which Kirkus Reviews called “cumulatively stunning” in a starred review.
Heed this warning, mortal: stay far away from the three sister Fates. For if they come to love you, they might bring about the end of the world…
Chloe is the youngest. Hers are the fingers that choose the wool, that shape the thread, that begin it. The sun smiles upon her. Men love her without knowing who she is. She has lived forever and will live forever more. She and her sisters have been on their isolated Greek island for centuries, longer than any mortal can remember. They spin, measure, and slice the countless golden threads of human life. They are the three Fates, and they have stayed separate for good reason: it is dangerous for them to become involved with the humans whose lives they shape.
So when a beautiful girl named Aglaia shows up on their doorstep, Chloe tries to make sure her sisters don’t become attached. But in seeking to protect them, Chloe discovers the dark power of Aglaia’s destiny. As her path unwinds, the three Fates find themselves pulled inextricably along—toward mortal pain, and mortal love, and a fate that could unravel the world.
Rebecca Hahn has once again delivered an amazing book. I fell in love with Hahn’s writing when I read her other book A Creature of Moonlight. Again her writing is so beautiful, mystical, lyrical, Hahn is just a master at words and painting a picture so distinct and unique. This story is short but very deep which I loved. Plus I am just a sucker for mythology of just about any kind. I will ALWAYS read a book with mythology all wrapped in it.
Here she has spun a very unique story of the Fates. Where they are sisters yet they are not. They are bound to each other. The three Fates are three very different women who never interact with mortals. They do what they are known for: the spinning and cutting of threads to the human life. You’ve got Xinot who is the “elderly sister” or the oldest one, she is has a gift for discernment. Then we’ve got Serena who is “middle-aged” with the more mothering nature. Then we have Chloe-the youngest who is so beautiful that men want her.
I really liked that this author humanized them. Instead of having the Fates old, disgusting, and creepy. We have very gentle, strong, real characters that are relatable.
This story is told in the voice of Chloe-the youngest. It’s a story of a girl named Aglaia washes up in the hands of the fate sisters; and whose life has been utterly destroyed.
Aglaia’s village was destroyed by soldiers who murdered and burned her village, yet left her alive-on purpose. She is filled with so much pain that one of the sisters tries to ease her memories by putting a spell on her. However Aglaia has a dark future that the Fates are powerless to stop but become involved.
Overall I loved this book it was amazing just like her first and I would recommend it to anyone!
Sexual Content: mild
Violence: moderate (talk of the pain from a murdered and destroyed village)
**I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. It will be released on September 22, 2015.**
Publisher: Random House
Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars
The Healer Evie saves two herbs for herself—yew, a quick and painful poison, and heliotrope, for the deep, deep sleep that never ends.
After the death of her beloved, seventeen-year-old Evie Carew wants nothing more than to lose herself forever in Rood Marsh. But when the old seer Harker tells her she’s meant for a greater task, Evie’s curiosity keeps her going. What is this shell that Harker insists she must find? And why can’t she stop thinking about the handsome Rider Laurent, the man who saved her on the worst day of her life?
Soon Evie discovers that she is the Guardian of Death, the second of four Guardians who must awaken to their powers to recover four stolen amulets. Together, the amulets—Life, Death, Dark, and Light—keep the world in balance. To take back the shell that is Death’s amulet, Evie has to learn to trust her Healer instincts and understand that love never dies.
In this spellbinding fantasy, Sandra Waugh continues the beautifully written series begun with Lark Rising.
I love this series. I love the adventure, fantasy, romance, action and the pure fun of it all. Sandra Waugh is an excellent writer and can’t wait for the rest of these books. I love how they are all connected but are still it’s own individual story. Like Cinder by Marissa Meyer each book and story is involved in a grand scheme of things. What’s great is you could read each book and not have some cliff hanger while you wait a whole other year for the second book. Nope it ends and then you can wait and read the next book without having to worry about remembering what happened in the first book but still enjoy the story and the grand overall storyline/plot.
Evie is a healer and because of that her “power” or “ability” won’t allow her to harm herself. So when love dies she has nothing else to live for and tries to find ways to end her suffering.
However what she doesn’t know is the world needs her in order to save what is happening she is forced into a search for a stolen amulet which only can be obtained by the one who is the Guardian of Death. When Evie finds out that, that guardian is her, she struggles with this new burden she must bare. However fate would have it that she would not do this alone and provides a companion for her; to awaken her guardianship and protect her at all costs while she finds this stolen amulet that must be found before it is destroyed.
I loved the adventure, hardship and trials these two face while trying to remain true to themselves and their calling.
Everything about this series is great for those in need of an awesome adventure with some romance.
The romance wasn’t overwhelming to the story which I GREATLY appreciate. Plus the guy is completely swoon worthy. *sigh*
Overall this is a must own series for all ages.
Sexual Content: mild (some kissing)
Violence: moderate (battle scenes with fanatical creatures, death)