Friday, September 20, 2019

Court of Blood and Void by Meg Xuemeix narrated by Victorie Mei

A Court of Blood and Void: A Reverse Harem Fantasy Romance  audiobook cover artPublisher's Summary

They call me beautiful. They call me a monster. Soon, they'll call me death.
As a direct descendant of the God of Death, Cassandra SaƩlihn is considered the most dangerous monster of all time. Her own mother locks her in a cage to protect the world from her. Cass thought this jail would be her world for a lifetime, but then four sexy, formidable warriors - a vampire lord, twin fae princes, and a demigod - find her.
They claim she's not a monster, but a powerful weapon. The Olympian gods have begun to destroy the Earth with a vengeance, and only she can stop and kill them. But Cass has a mind of her own and can't be told what to do, no matter how drawn she is to her four warrior saviors. To their dismay, the four warriors can't tame the wild, cunning, and volatile Cass. But they have a bigger problem - their growing attraction toward her.
To turn the woman they desire into the ultimate weapon and ensure Earth's survival, they'll have to conquer her body and heart, which seems even harder than winning the war against the atrocious gods. But nothing turns these alpha males on more than an impossible dare. And nothing turns Cass on more than being stalked.

Warning: This is a full-length reverse harem fantasy/paranormal romance that features one hell of strong woman and her four powerful supernatural mates. It contains brutal battles, explicit love scenes, raw language, magic, sword fights, Greek gods, dark fae, vampires, and shifters.

My Thoughts:
I was excited to read this book but honestly, it was not my cup of tea. Cass, our main character, is just a foul mouthed brat. From the way she has been treated by her mother, I can understand having walls up and not trusting easily. Still, she had a horrible mouth and was completely full of herself. She is rescued and treats them horribly. Of course, there is a reason she is rescued and that is because of what they hope she can do for them but they force nothing.
The narrator did a good job with the voices and making them come to life. Each of the characters had their own voice and personality through her. The men of the book were interesting and (of course) all hot. I just couldn't get past her to enjoy them. 
As a book, it was a 1-2/5, the narrator did a good job and I would rate her a 3/5.

I received a copy of this audiobook from audiobookobsession review group, I was not required to write a positive review.

**Contains Adult themes and LOTS of language**

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Helix by Mary Ting

HelixBook Description:
Alliances are forming. The resistance is growing. Everything is about to change.
With her memory still fragmented, Ava returns to the International Sensory Assassin Network (ISAN) to find the twin sister she never knew she had.
But as Ava hunts for information, she finds herself tangled in a web of yet more lies and conspiracy. The Helix serum may not be required to access her superpowers, and the number of male assassins—previously considered too volatile to tolerate Helix—is growing in every territory.
The more Ava uncovers, the more of a threat she becomes to ISAN. Her only salvation may be to join the rebels—if she isn’t killed first.
My Thoughts:
I cannot tell you how excited I was for this book. The first book was amazing but ended with lots of questions (so you should absolutely read it first). Ava is still strong and determined. She is back with her ISAN team but she has a secret mission that none of them know about. I love her interaction with her team, they are close and she is determined to protect them. She is always thinking of others over herself and I admire that.
Where the first book set up the action, Helix sped up the momentum. I love how determined Rhett is to help Ava and to have her back in his life. The team there is so close, they are family. There are a whole new series of characters to get to know and determine if you should trust or not. There are some that I love and some that I'm still reserving judgment on. Overall it was a great book.  I cannot wait to see where Mary Ting takes these characters next.
Absolutely a 5/5.
Thank you to the author for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.