REVIEW: Reflection (Dragon’s Bane)

Author: Rachel R. Smith

Genre : Fantasy/ YA/ Romance

ISBN : 978- 0-996-38927-3

Publication Date: April 23, 2017

Not everything in the Records of the Ohanzee matches what is written in the History Books.

Having learned the disturbing news that the fifth book has fallen into Casimer’s hands, Nerissa and the Ohanzee make their way to the city of Maze where the Festival of Flames is about to begin. They plan to rendezvous with Charis and retrieve a set of spirit crystals that are elements crucial to fulfilling the prophecy. But when a letter arrives in the middle of the night from an anonymous sender claiming to be the owner of the sixth book, the Ohanzee will discover there is far more going in the city than just celebrations.

WARNING: Spoiler alert 🚨I’ll be straight to the point. This book didn’t meet my expectations. I am disappointed. After what the Ohanzee have been through, I didn’t expect killing King Casimer is just so easy like that. I looked forward to a bloody battle between the Senka Operatives and the Ohanzee. I mean.. like a total chaos and the people of Niamh will gonna involve and witness how Nerissa fight for her crown or something like their plan didn’t work out because something came up so the results will be a big trouble.

The author made Amon so brilliant to the point it ruins the spice of the story because he and the Ohanzee group figured out the solution right away. I even made myself ready for the coming twist but it didn’t come. I hate it when the book said, Rian already knew about Caeneus true identity and I am like, “So, where is their conversations?”

I love how the author gave life and characters in every crystal so I’m expecting that they have a big part and contribution in retrieving the throne to its heiress not to mention they even study it to discover each ability. One more thing, after the death of Casimer, Nerissa is ready to take over the Niamh and I’m like, “Whaaat?! That’s it? What about Echidna? Where’s the Senka?” So I was left dumbfounded especially the queen made a strong personality to me so I’m expecting that she will react wildly upon hearing her husband’s death. She’s already in my imagination that she will gonna be furious as a tiger and ballistic with anger and will come up with the idea to avenge her spouse. Sadly, it was ended right there without mentioning any single word about her and Ladon and about the contagious disease that keeps on spreading on the whole places. I just wish the author include a part where she will show Echidna’s antagonistic power so that it gives the readers the excitement for the upcoming fifth book.

Despite all my disappointments, my favorite part of this book is the middle section where they’re in the city of Maze to attend the festival. I am looking forward to book 5 about the rise of the Phoenix and more information after King Casimer’s death. I hope the author will be able to fill all the spaces in this story.

Still, this is a mind-blowing series and I will find time to reread these again.

Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3/5)


REVIEW: Reflection (Thorn of the White Rose)

Author : Rachel R. Smith

Genre : YA/ Romance/ Fantasy

ISBN : 978-0-996-38925-9

Publication Date : May 29, 2016

After fending off an ambush by Senka Operatives, Nerissa and her Ohanzee companions seek refuge in the mountain province of Rhea. With the drawbridges raised and the borders secure, they have left the Senka behind for new, but they may have traded one perilous situation for another. Although the third book in Rhea, it has been hidden deep within an abandoned mine where it is protected by a cunning trap. Retrieving the book means facing both natural and supernatural threats, and Nerissa will learn that the crystals hold power far greater than she ever imagined. Meanwhile, Desta, daughter of the renowned seer Shea, reveals that she has begun to have prophetic dreams of her own — and she is not the only member of the group with an awakening talent.

Maybe one of my biggest mistake is I immediately pick Thorn of the White Rose before writing the review for the second book so I am now confuse which one is one. I am really having a hard time to identify it right now so pardon me if I will mention something that is included in the previous book. Can’t you blame me? I’m so hook up and dying to know what will happens next.

This time, I already fell in love with the book since first page and that makes me hard to put it down now. It gave me sleepless nights and kilos of excess eye bags. Atleast I managed to finish it in two and a half days despite of my 12 hours work.

I love how the story flow and it makes me more addicted into it. If only I can bury myself in this book, I will do it without hesitation because it is really captivating.

One thing I’m concern about is when Caeneus/Nerissa and Rian entered the cave. I am expecting a more vivid and intense scenes with the spirit who is guarding the book. I am hoping for a more challenges before reaching the heart of the cave like they need to climb up or face an unidentified creatures. I am also expecting a bit of romance between Rian and Caeneus that will makes me die in giggles or maybe a super bloody and tragic scenes. But that’s all. That’s it. I convinced myself, “There is still book 4 so relax.”

Still, I love how fast the pacing with this one. I love how every characters are so likable and cute, and the twist.. They’re spectacular. I also love how a bit of romance, comedy, and adventure blended perfectly. If this book will going to be a frappuccino, this is my all time favorite vanilla frappe.. A best fusion of vanilla bean, milk, and whipped cream.

So if I were you.. I won’t let the chance go away. Grab this series now if you’re looking for a fantasy and adventure. It’s so light in the heart.

RATING : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5)An act of kindness from a stranger can lift you up, while a word spoken to you in anger can linger and weigh you down. Whether you like it or not, you leave pieces of yourself in everything you touch, every place you go.

REVIEW: Reflection (Harbinger of the Phoenix)

Author : Rachel R. Smith

Genre : YA/ Romance/ Fantasy

Publication Date : September 29, 2015

ISBN : 978-0-996-38923-5

The masquerade is over and the masks have been removed. But not everyone’s true face has been revealed… King Casimer of Marise has assassinated the Royal Family of Chiyo and usurped the throne. He doesn’t know that the Heiress of Chiyo, Nerissa, is still alive and has joined the Ohanzee, a group of guardians who have secretly protected the country for generations. Disguising herself as a young man, Nerissa seeks a way to depose Casimer and restore her country’s independence. An uncanny stroke of luck leads her to the mysterious seer Shae, who has discovered a fragment of an ancient prophecy warning of events that will bring about the end of civilization. And Casimer has already set some of those events into motion. With the future of not only Chiyo, but all of Renatus at stake, Nerissa and her six Ohanzee companions set out on a journey in search of the remaining fragments, where they will find unlikely allies and uncover new enemies.

The Stranger in the Mirror is very promising so I have a high anticipation with Harbinger of the Phoenix. Actually, this is my December current read but I stopped because I suddenly lost my interest maybe because of the last Christmas season which made me so busy so I suffered in a book slump last month. After all the parties and Christmas rushes, thank God my hectic schedule is over and I finally got a chance to pick this up again.

At first, the pacing is so slow and lots of talk. I also felt that it seems like there’re a lot of characters so I have no choice but to take a peek at the back of the book where there’s a compilation of the characters. Maybe it’s because it’s been months since I have read the first book so I already forgot some of them.

I thought book one is far more better than this and I am about to put it down again.. But! (Here’s the exciting part) I was suddenly hook when Rian came to the picture, and Desta also. The moment they started their journey, the moment they travel for the mission, the moment they face the Senka Operatives, makes me excite. The stimulus in my body, the fire, the vibes, and the hype unexpectedly came. It was a sudden lit! With Jarold, Leal, Desta, the twins, Eloc and Cole, Raysel, Rian, and Caeneus are a perfect squad! They’re lit!

I enjoyed reading this book so far and there are lots of time I find some of the scenes so funny as in funny ha-ha and not peculiar. I also love the cleverness and being pesky in a good way of the twins. How they make Rian annoy and fear Raysel’s words. The twins have a big part in the book because they add more colors to the story. Isn’t obvious they’re my favorite characters?

So I am recommending this book to you guys. I’m sure you’ll like it.

Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4/5)

Caeneus’ voice changer choker

REVIEW: The Crowns of Croswald

Author : D.E. Night

Genre : Fantasy

ISBN : 978-0-9969486-4-7

Publication Date : July 21, 2017

Publisher : Stories Untold

Disclaimer : I received this book from the author together with a box of freebies in exchange of an honest review. This does not affect my review in any way.

In Croswald, the only thing more powerful than dark magic is one secret..

For sixteen years Ivy Lovely has been hidden behind an enchanted boundary that separates the mundane from the magical. When Ivy crosses the border, her powers awaken. Curiosity leads her crashing through a series of adventures at the Halls of Ivy, a school where students learn to master their magical blood and the power of Croswald’s mysterious gems.

When Ivy’s magic — and her life — is threatened by the Dark Queen, she scrambles to unearth her history and save Croswald before the truth is swept away forever.

I can’t believe this book actually exist. In all books, stories, and movies I encountered since I was a kid, I admire Harry Potter most and it alway in my heart. But now, after reading The Crowns of Croswald, it reminds me of my childhood’s favourite movie series. So I guess, Ivy Lovely is now second to the line. I want this to be a Major Motion Picture. This book deserves a huge spotlight, someone should make this a movie so that everyone in the world will see this.

The story is more like a Harry Potter and a bit of Percy Jackson but D.E. Night has her own uniqueness. There are plenty of fantasy authors who claim to be doing something different with the genre. Ironically, they often write the most predictable scenes of all but The Crowns of Croswald is an exception. The creativity, the descriptions, how the story was told, the sequence, and all are so good and it didn’t confuse me at all.

I love the idea of the magical crowns and I don’t need to make a mental note about each of there powers and abilities because it will automatically remembered as long as you’re really hook up in the story. One of my favorite is the Abrise that can lift and influence objects through mind.

Books are like time machines. Some of them can make you travel forward to the future or travel backward to the past and I love books who can make me feel like I’m really traveling with the characters and The Crowns of Croswald nailed it. It took me from a period of fantasy where magics and scaldrons exist. I am expecting something interesting about Humboldt but I guess he will going to have a big break in the next book. Yes. I’m expecting a second book in the near future because the ending was really a cliffhanger and there are still so many out of curiosity questions left in my mind.

I just want to give this book and the brilliant author of course, D.E. Night, a virtual round of applause. The book doesn’t just contain a beautiful and stunning cover, it also contain a splendid story about Ivy Lovely in finding her true self and bloodline inside the Halls of Ivy.

If I’m going to rate it 1 to 10, I’m giving it 💯% instead because this book doesn’t deserve a 1-10 rating only. So I highly, wholly, totally, deeply, obviously, achingly, badly, fabulously recommending this book to all of you guys. It’s not only for grade schoolers.. It’s for all ages who seek a positive and light adventure.

RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5) 🎖🏆🥇🏅

REVIEW: Starswept

Author : Mary Fan

Genre : Science Fiction / YA / Romance

ISBN : 978-1-94620-226-0

Publisher : Snowy Wings Publishing

Publication Date : August 29, 2017

In 2157, the Adryil— an advance race of telephatic humanoids—contacted Earth. A century later,15-year-old violist Iris Lei considers herself lucky to attend Papilio, a prestigious performing arts school powered by their technology. Born penniless, Iris’s one shot at a better life is to attract an Adryil patron. But only the best get hires, and competition is fierce.

A sudden encounter with an Adryil boy upends her world. Iris longs to learn about him and his faraway realm, but after the authorities arrest him for trespassing, the only evidence she has of his existence is the mystery alien device he slipped to her.

When she starts hearing his voice in her head, she wonders if her world of back-stabbing artists and pressure for perfection is driving her insane. Then, she discovers that her visions of him are real—by way of telepathy—and soon finds herself lost in the kind of impossible love she depicts in her music.

But even as their bonds deepens, Iris realizes that he’s hiding something from her—and it’s dangerous. Her quest for answers leads her past her sheltered world to a strange planet lightyears away, where she uncovers secrets about Earth’s alien allies that shatter everything she knows.

If I’m going to describe the whole concept of the book from cover to its story in just one word, it would be UNIQUE. I just wish all book lovers would read this. It is also the one novel that I cannot believe anyone actually dislikes. If you’re a reader, everything in this book should resound with you. This gives me an idea about what will our future will looks like after a decades, a century, or so. I’m imagining how high-standard our technology is and maybe robots will be able to play out what in our daily life is.

At first, I’m having trouble understanding some Adrye languages until I remember the brief glossary of the book and it was a relief. In Iris’ world, books and other information with no connections in arts and musics are outlaw. Not totally outlaw, more like forbidden. I thought it’s because the Papilio wanted their students to focus with their talents but there’s a deeper reason and much better read the book for you to unveil the secrets behind the walls of Papilio.

For me, the most interesting question about this novel is what the price of a happy and stable life in an advance and high technology society would be. Does a progressive society or world require that we give up choice, freedom, family, and memory? Is it really happiness when others are the one who benefits with your hardships? Is it really a dream come true finding a patrons when they’re so tightly controlled of you as their pet? Probably not. Can a government undo the instinctual love a mother has for her child? Can they fool people not to fall in love with each other just to avoid pregnancy? Can they force curiosity out of the minds of the young? Or are there some things that go so deep that they can’t be undone?

I don’t think I can manage to survive in Iris’ world. The strict rules and high standard security system makes me suffocate. But if it means meeting someone who will protect and guide you and will see the way others didn’t like what Damiul did, maybe it will worth the risk to try.

This is a story about justice. Justice for all the talented Ka’risil who was fooled and being a slave all their lives as an ignorant. It’s also a story about power and a language of music even without voice, about how voices speaking out are our most positive weapon. This book is a proof of the power of one writer’s capabilities to set her readers free and pursue their dreams. If you haven’t read this book, you need to. If you have read this book, you need to reread it. If you’re a reader, I cannot fathom you not appreciating it.

So I’m looking forward to a next book coming ( I hope there is). I want to know more about some unfinished stories of the book like how the Abolition team will rescue the other Ka’risil.

I highly recommend this to all of you. You’ll like it. No, you’ll love it.

Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5)

Imagine all the stars in the galaxy in one pair of eyes, all the sureness of home in one pair of arms, all the heroics of a thousand epic tales in one noble heart. That is my love.

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REVIEW: Blackbird

Author : ND Gomes

Genre : Young Adult / Contemporary

ISBN : 978-0-00818-488-9

Publisher : Harlequin

Publication Date : November 16, 2017

My name is Alex. I’m fifteen years old, and I don’t know where my sister is. Or if she will ever come back.

On New Year’s Eve 5,000 blackbirds dropped dead. The same day Olivia McCarthy went missing from a small coastal village in Orkney.

Now her younger sister Alex is on a mission to find out just what happened to Olivia. But does she really want to know all the answers?

You gotta love ND Gomes because of this book. The characters are developed and likable, the plot has twists, and I did not guessed who the killer was or how the ending would play out. It was so intoxicating. I love every single of it. I did not see it coming. It was unexpected but executed so well. The entire time I felt like I knew who it was and then, Boom! It wasn’t who I expected and I love books like that. I love the elements of surprise in a novel and this one pulled out all the stops. It was beautifully written, totally immersive narrative, the viewpoints and clever twists was just all so great.

It was also entertaining and I find it hard to set it down. I also love how fast and understandable the pacing of the story and it’s a big factor for me to give a novel a high rating. I already finished another book and just started a new one but I still remember the details about Olivia’s disappearance and the end of the story.

Another reason that makes me convince to go with this book is because I was so curious about the plot. I am expecting for something mysterious like what is the connection of the 5,000 dead blackbirds to Olivia’s death and I am so disappointed that I found nothing about it. But still, I love how the story was told.

There is much to say without the risk of giving up some detail that’s best left secret. So many time I wanted to just take one little peek at the end to see what happens to Alex and who is the real culprit. But I did not. I survived the heart pounding suspense and made it to the end of a very satisfying read.

This book is definitely all it was hyped to be.

Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4/5)

My dreams are all of her.

My thoughts are consumed by her.

I can see her.

I can hear her.

I can even smell the perfume she wears sometimes.

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REVIEW: The House at 758

Author : Kathryn Berla

Genre : Young Adult Fiction/ Grief

ISBN : 978-1-94499-524-9

Publisher : Amberjack publishing

Publication Date : October 17, 2017

Format : Paperback

Sixteen-year-old Krista is still grieving the ultimately death of her mother when her father’s new girlfriend moves into their home. He’s already moved on and wants Krista to do the same, but she’s not ready to resume a normal life yet. Distancing herself from those around her, Krista spends all her time obsessively watching a mysterious house, the house at 758.

When a fellow classmate, Jake, takes a sudden interest in her, Krista feels excited for the first time in two years, but feelings of guilt consume her, and she ends up pushing Jake away.

It isn’t until her grandfather makes a surprise visit from Venezuela that Krista is finally able to confront her grief and begin to let things go.

As what I’m expecting, Berla made another comforting story. It’s a light read and very relaxing even it’s all about grief.

Krista endures some heartbreaking instances. She has a lot of whats and whys and I find her life hard and complicated because no one is there for her to hear out all her sobs. This is a pure example of a girl who is searching for lights.

I love how the author made Krista’s personality and her tender, broken heart. I love how she managed to find small happiness in other people and seek light even in the darkest time.

Along with the characters, the writing style accompanies the magnificent novel. Small actions reveals a lot about each character. The writing is concise and extremely suited to a novel that is nothing less than honest, heartbreaking and blunt.

I just don’t get the point why it needs to state and tackle the past of Krista’s grandpa or maybe I just didn’t get the insight of that part. But I think there’s no deeper reason for this to be included. But gradually I came to get really interested in what would happens next.

Berla has written a powerful and thoughtful novel. She deals with troubling aspects of teenage life—moving, loss, grief, love..

By the way, I was badly eager to know why the heck Krista is so obsessed visiting that house. I can’t blame the owner if she was reported to the cops because she really acted so creepy in that part and I will do the same thing as well. Until the answer was finally revealed. I find it a bit tragic for her because her loss and grief keeps haunting her. I’m glad she finally found the peace in her heart.

So if you plan to read this, make sure you can handle things maturely. The book ended really nicely.

I would recommend this as a must read.

Ratings: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4/5)

REVIEW: I Like You Like This

Author : Heather Cumiskey

Genre : Contemporary Young Adult

ISBN : 978-1-63152-292-5

Publisher : She Writes Press

Publication Date : November 7, 2017

In 1984 Connecticut, sixteen-year-old Hannah Zandana feels cursed; she has wild, uncontrollable hair and a horrid complexion that she compulsively picks, and as if that isn’t bad enough, her emotionally unavailable parents mercilessly ridicule her appearance and verbally shame her.

Wanting to change her pathetic life, Hannah attempts to impress a group of popular girls—an ill-fated effort, except that she captures the attention of Deacon, a handsome and mysterious boy who also happens to be her school resident drug dealer. Suddenly, Hannah’s life takes an unexpected detour into Deacon’s dangerous and seductive world—but when her relationship and family unravel around her, she is forced to reexamine what she believes about herself and the people she trusts the most.



This book swallowed me whole and the ending keeps haunting me. It’s a heartbreaking story about family and being outcasted. I hope I could tell in this review the exact feeling I’ve felt. Hannah and I both fell in love with Deacon. I understand what the author and the characters are trying to pertain in this novel and I appreciate that.

The book contains drugs and other adult issues but I don’t find it too disturbing so far. This book was so good! This made me have to think a lot and I love books that challenging my mind and love reading new situations.

It’s just so good to know that there are some guys out there who will see your hidden beauty despite of all your physical flaws. I love Deacon because he see Hannah’s perfection and he only look into her eyes and not to the absence of a beauty in her face. Her wild hair and horrid complexion are all to him.

Cumiskey has her own way with words and storytelling. It’s an easy light read. I giggle for how many times between Hannah and Deacon because the chemistry is obviously sparkling. The descriptions of love/ sex scenes is so unique. It didn’t show a fully detailed love making and I saw the author’s respect to her readers because of that. The scenes are not vague but it leaves a lot to the readers’ imagination unlike some books with too many unnecessary sex scenes, too descriptive and poorly written that make you think are reading a porno story and they’re there because it adds to the story not for the sake of it.

It does not have too many supporting characters, hence the readers can keep the track of the events if the book is read in more than one session.

It’s a bit of a cliff-hanger though, and I hate books like that because it makes me want to demand more.

But upon reading the chapter where Deacon died, I suddenly lost interest to continue reading because he’s my favourite character. It’s like the spice that gives thrills to the food I’m eating unexpectedly gone. Then I decided to continue it no matter what and glad to know that Deacon survived the shot.

I’m looking forward for the sequel because I’m badly itching to know the next chapters. So I’m recommending this to you guys if you’re looking for something to read this coming winter. This is perfect and I’m sure you will enjoy this one as much as I do.

RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5)

..he knows the longer he was without her, the more it hurts.

REVIEW: Three Little Words

Author : J. M. Robson

Genre : Suspense/ Thriller/ Horror

ISBN : 978-1-784-65214-2

Publisher : Vanguard Press

Publication Date: February 23, 2017

Most people believe that you can die from a broken heart. That rejected love could cause someone to take their own life. But what if it isn’t heartache that caused the death of the unloved? What if something terrible actually claims their lives? What if there was something hiding in the shadows, waiting, watching, something unearthly, that fed on heartache, sorrow and the souls of the broken hearted?

Lilly Anne Freemantle and her new friends have experienced the cruelty of an unimaginable being and now live in fear, knowing that it will return and that they will never be safe. They know they need to destroy the being before it claims more lives. But will their plan work? Or will others die?

This novel reminds us that uttering those ‘three little words’ can bring joy and happiness. Yet makes you wonder what happens when love is not reciprocated. Can this be a catalyst for terror, horror and death?

This novel technically written superbly. It went far beyond anything I was expecting. It brings goosebumps, sadness, and happiness to me at the same time. This is a book that should be introduced to a new generation of readers to learn how to value other people and to know the essence of unity. This is not a novel that offers up cheap thrills and quick scares. The terror sometimes expected, often unexpected. Robson has managed to weave into Three Little Words an absolutely breathless sense of inevitability and futility.

There are some scenes where the characters are seriously having a conversations and yet I find it so funny. It’s a good idea that the author gives the characters some cleverness and still, it didn’t spoil the flows of the story. She really shows she can develop scenes that seamlessly compliment each other as a congruent whole.

I can say several things about the book: Bertha is extremely strong and dogged in her determination; the villain was made into full evil ( yeah, because he’s a devil). I was thrilled every time he emerged; David and Graham are the type of save-the-day kind of guys who is critical to one of the resolution points in the last few chapters of the book. They seems to pop up on as as-needed basis with reasonable explanations for their appearances, usually because they are intelligent.

Robson is arguably one of the best wordsmith out there. She can write. Her writing never stacks up, but flows, which build the suspense of the story’s mystery.

Three Little Words would be one of the best horror book I’ve read this year because it had me turning pages late at night. I really enjoyed how the author wrote this book, it makes me slowly grow more on edge. This one is hard to put down and I’m sure you won’t be able as well.

All in all, this book makes for a great escapist read and I do recommend it to all of you.

Disclaimer : I received this book for free in exchange of an honest review. This does not affect my review in anyway.

Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5)

It was just a pity that it had been such horrific, tragic events that had brought them together.

-Duchess Page

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REVIEW: Death Made Me

Author : Keely Webb

Genre : Supernatural/ Paranormal/ Suspense / Thriller

ISBN : 978-0-244-60941-2

Publication Date : June 01, 2017

Pages Count : 224 (Paperback)

Publisher : Publish Nation

Some people live each day as if it were their last, embracing every possibility. What if today was your last day? Have you lived enough?

Barry never took chances. Today he tried. Katherine was out of his league: beautiful, kind, well-travelled. What would she ever see in him?

Successful in his line of work, but sadly lacking in every aspects of life. On his last day, he got his wish to be with Katherine. Only fate bestowed a bittersweet irony upon him, forcing him to watch as she was mistreated by the one person he hated the most.

Unknown to them both, Barry would leave a mark on Katherine’s life that would impact generations of her family yet to come.

This book was a quick read because the author cuts Barry’s physical appearances immediately. It’s also a comforting read for those who wonder about life after death. I felt a sense of calmness when I finished this book. I recently lost my grandpa and often think about his spiritual being, where he is at now, and how we will communicate moving forward.

What I realized from this book is death was a transition from life to another existence where there is no more pain and anguish. All the bitterness and disagreements will vanish, and the only thing that lives forever is love.

Dying is not about the end of everything. It’s like you’re just a student and as soon as you have finished this school and mastered your lessons, you’re allowed to go home and graduate. Even a little children die because they mastered the lessons they needed to learn in this life sooner than others might. If you have learned unconditional love, you have mastered the greatest lesson of all.

It’s not often that a book reduces me to tears but this one did. I even stop and put this book down because I’m literally crying and I can’t take the scenes anymore. There is a chapter in this book where Katherine’s dad are dying and I kinda relate to that. The bad memories during my grandpa’s last breath suddenly came back. I even felt the same pain when he passed away. But I decided to picked the book again after a few minutes because I told myself that I need to face the next pages in order for me to overcome this fear.

I thought this book was going to be really depressing, but it wasn’t at all. The author spoke death in a positive way. Through this book, I started to believe that there is something beyond death. I agree on everything written in this book, but I do believe that there are still many things we do not understand because we cannot perceive it scientifically. Life after death will always be a mystery.

Emily on the other hand was a reader and I totally envy her for that. I hope I was gifted like her ability so that I can talk to my grandad. I hope I have a chance to talk to him and tells him how much I’m longing for him, how much I love him and how much his departure hurts me until now. I hope I can thank him for the last time and exchange our goodbyes. I wish I could..

This book was great but it didn’t stick to it’s title. I also find it hard to identify the genre after finishing it because the book contains lots about romance, a bit of suspense, young adult, and mostly erotic. But still, this book seems like a mirror of life. Sometimes scary, sometimes happy, sometimes emotional, and sometimes sexy.

I really enjoyed this book. It made me think and it actually made me fear death less.

So I highly recommend this to all readers who look for some spice.

Disclaimer : I received this book from the author in exchange of an honest review. This does not affect my review in anyway.

Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4/5)

-Duchess Page