Monica (middle name) James, what have you done to me? Silly me, thinking this was just about an organ transplant. It is, but it is so much more than that. Heart Sick is the first book in the Heart Memory Transfer Duet. In this book, we are introduced to Dutch and Luna but be advised this one does end on a cliffy.
Monica is just one of those authors for me that I can’t wait to scarf up every little word that she writes. Heart Sick was no exclusion to this, except for having to finish another ARC first. Dutch and Luna have claimed my heart like no other. From the first sentence, I was sucked in and completely invested in Luna’s pain. I felt like I had to read faster, so I could finally take a breath after realizing I was holding my breath.
Dutch is another beast and the emotions that were written for him were also all-encompassing. As a fellow music lover/music major/performer, I can completely relate to the music is his life and in his soul concept. He is a complex character with many different facets, which make him the perfect Hero.
Heart Sick is over the top, dark, unethical, insidious, and psychologically twisted. The twists and turns, the storyline, and the need for these two to catch a break are overwhelming. I cannot wait for book two to come. There are so many questions I have that need to be answered. I NEED to find out how Dutch and Luna’s story is resolved. Full disclosure: I’m giving this book 4.5 stars. I loved it, but the ending was a little rushed/off, thus, preventing me from giving 5 stars.
High school can be cruel and savage. Take this and add into the fact that we are talking the crème of the crop that attend with an abundance of money and what do you get at Hillcrest Prep? Vicious Little Snakes. The question is, does Caroline and/or Liam live up to the title of this book? Yes, 100% yes. Liam is best friends with Grey. Grey has a stepsister, Caroline. While Van was away, Caroline became one of Liam’s best friends. Now, Van is back and has resumed her position of best friends with Grey (boyfriend) and Liam. Where does this put Caroline now? Let me tell you. Pissed off! Take Cruella deVille, Maleficent, Ursala, Harley Quinn and Rachel McAdams in Mean Girls and mix them all together and what do you get? Just a pinkie full of viciousness in Caroline Whitmore. This girl is the Queen of mean.
Liam. I loved Liam in Filthy Little Pretties and wondered what version of him we would find in VLS. Liam is cocky, well loved, adorable and a true friend with those he considers family. He desperately wants to be his own person, but he also does not want to let anyone, specifically his parents, down. He is a wonderful artist with big dreams but is expected to take over his father’s company. Ms. Pucci built this story amazingly. There are flashbacks, but every single one is pivotal for one reason. Building Liam and Caroline’s back story so that those onion layers merge in the present. Did I like Caroline? Honestly, no, not all the time, but did I get a better understanding of why she was the way that she was. Analogy wise, Caroline is that ‘vicious little snake’, while Liam is the snake charmer.
After all is said and done, when my kindle would not advance anymore, did I feel complete? Did I love the storyline presented to me? Was I happy with the growth of the characters? Yes, yes and yes. The layers, the angst, the forlorn glances, the love all brought this story of Liam and Caroline’s full circle.
I do believe that the Sinister Fairytales Series if off to a great start. Venom was outstanding and to be followed up by K Webster is literary gold. Cold Queen is a riff off Frozen, but in an oh so delicious adult re-telling. No little kids allowed on this one! 😉😏
Cold Queen starts with Queen Elzira Whitestone of Norta Icelands slowly dying. A powerful Queen who could not defend her kingdom, but had loyal soldiers, the Eyes of the White, that would defend and standby her.
King Ryke Bloodsun of Souta Volcanoes is looking to possibly expand his land but must go through the Norta lands. He comes across Queen Elzira and the rest is history (😉). He sits down with the Volcs at his back with Queen Elzira to discuss moving through her land. Well, next thing you know, Ryke isn’t leaving without a queen.
For a person who isn’t usually very fond of fantasy type stories, Cold Queen drew me in. There are so many different aspects to the storyline that you wouldn’t see coming. There was weakness and strength, fire and ice, merging individual pathways into one, twists and turns, secrets, and of course, romantic sexiness.
As a lover of K Webster’s dark romances, this was an interesting twist on both her writing and on Frozen. I would recommend this, if not for the cover alone. Absolutely stunning!!
K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.
I can’t believe I have to say this, but it’s over. I loved this series so much and although I loved Falcon and Mason, Lake and Lee’s story really stole my heart.
Going into Lake, I was curious as to how, Ms. Heard, would pull off the arranged marriage. Some stories that center around this can either go one of two ways…good or bad. Luckily, Lake was on the good side.
Despite their inauspicious beginning, Lake and Lee are perfectly matched and are true love epitomized. Lee is surrounded by heartache, impersonal, prison like living conditions, yet, has a spirit that is yearning to soar free. Lake, as we know, may be quiet, but he is as keen as a hawk on a hunt. He is gentlemanly, attentive, and above all, a protector.
Michelle wrote a wonderful book filled with high’s, low’s, and, roadblocks that challenged this young couple. Will Lake and Lee, two people from differing backgrounds, become a loving couple and prosper despite their adversities?
‘I don’t know why they call it falling in love. It doesn’t feel like I’m falling at all. It feels like I’ve finally found the other half of me…”