Reborn Review


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Title:  Reborn

Author:  S.L. Stacy

Published:  2013 by S.L. Stacy

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

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Back in high school, Siobhan Elliot’s life was simple: Cheerleading, friends, and parties. But that all changed the night she and her friends investigated a mysterious light in the woods. There they found an injured man–an irresistible man with hypnotic blue eyes and magnificent black wings. A man Siobhan recognized. He was the handsome dark angel from her dreams. And with one touch of his hand, he left her with a special gift: a set of mythical wings that would change her life forever. Then he disappeared without a trace. Siobhan thought she would never see him again.

Now, six years later, her dark angel reappears –this time as a teaching assistant at her college. He calls himself Jasper. He challenges everything Siobhan thought she knew about herself and her world. And he’s come back for only one thing: her.

Or so he says. Siobhan is about to find out that nothing is what it seems in this strange, new world.

(Blurb from Goodreads.)



I love it when a book is surprisingly awesome.  The main character, Siobhan, is pretty kick ass.  As you read in the synopsis, a visitor to earth left her with a pair of wings.  Wings!  And despite the obvious challenges that must have presented, she moves forward with life and just takes it in stride.  Siobhan is part of a sorority in her college, and that was pretty cool to see, especially since I was never in one (I don’t think I even know anyone who was.)  So it was a neat insight into sorority living, plus I felt that made the book unique as well.

Jasper, the dark angel that gifted her with wings, annoyed me a little bit, but I think that was the author’s intention.  And I wish the front page showed how to pronounce Siobhan’s name.  (It is in the book, but not right at the beginning.)  You know when you read to yourself in your head; I think I just mumbled through her name every time.

I’ve never read anything similar to this story, and that’s a good thing.  It gets tiring when you read stories that feel the same, over and over and over again.  Greek gods, myths, college living, romance; it’s all there.  So my hats off to you Ms. Stacy; you made a fan out of me and I can’t wait to read the next one.



My Rating:  4 out of 5 stars




*****I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.*****   

Elite Review


Title: Elite

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AuthorRachel Van Dyken

Published:  2013 by Grand Central Publishing

Genre:  New Adult, Romance, Fiction

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Tracey got accepted to a prestige and unique college, Eagle Elite University.  This is the place where famous and privileged students and their children go.  It’s a bit of a different experience for Tracey than the famous/rich kids though, because Tracey is there on a scholarship.  The fact that her grandfather has to drive through a security gate just to drop her off starts ringing bells in my head.  What kind of school is this?

Tracey gets an extremely rude welcoming by a few young men, including Nixon, the student body president.  The bullying starts immediately, and is out of control.  Not only that, but the teachers look the other way when it happens.  Tracey notices other odd things, such as underage drinking at school events.  Sick of being pushed around by Nixon, who seems to be the ringleader of the bullying, Tracey finally sticks up for herself, which is uncommon here, and things start to change…

Yay, no more book slump!  I read this book in two days while moving with three kids, that’s how good it was.  Finally, characters I could connect with and a story I could get lost in.  I also love that the story is not at all what you expect, that’s why I’m not saying too much about it.  I love surprises.  The one thing that bugged me was that Tracey cried a lot, but then I thought more about it and I would probably cry if I was in those situations myself.

Elite is definitely a book to read; and good news is it’s the first in a series!  Can’t wait to see what comes next.

My Rating:  4 ½ out of 5 stars




*****I received this book free from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.*****