Delia’s Secret – Jaime Lee Moyer

Delia's Shadow Delia has run away from the city where she was born, just so she can be alone. Her problems are the ghosts that she sees there. But when a ghost appears next to her after some time and becomes her “shadow”, she wants to know what’s going on. This is why she leaves her new town to visit her old. What she finds there is not what she expected, but she grabs the opportunity and helps the police in an investigation of some murders.
Gabe however, is struggling with the fact that this murderer is just like the one his dad wanted to catch years before. And just like his father, he gets some distressing letters from this person, which makes it more personal than he thought or
hoped it would be.

This book was what I expected and more, it was nice, I really liked it and think you should all read it when this book comes out. So why did I like this book so much? The writing style was not the kind that blows your mind with metaphors and magical sentences. It was to the point. And for this book it was okay. There is a plot twist somewhere on 4/5 of the book or so that I really didn’t expect, even though I couldn’t even have known it either.

The main character, Delia, is an overall normal woman, she doesn’t really know how to react to the things that are happening, so she goes to her home, where she knows everyone in town. And it gives her hope of finding out why this girl is “stalking” her. I liked her but didn’t love her, but I don’t know why.

About the rest of the characters, Gabe is a different story, he is a sweet guy but I think he doesn’t really know how to show it. This is because he also wants to be this great cop that solves cases and protects people by being harsh, I think? I don’t know… He was… different.

The love story in this book? I feel there was not that much talk about it, which I was grateful for. No instalove or anything, which I normally don’t even believe, so that’s something Jaime Lee Moyer did good.

It was set in the Victorian times, which (I found out) I love, and it’s just the whole feeling that it gave me. Everything that I saw in my head was a bit dark, just like some directors would film their movies if it was set in the Victorian times. Or you could say just like Tim Burton does, even though his movies are mostly not set in that time period. But they’re mostly dark ;-).

Overall, I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads. I finished this book on july 16th, so the only reason I can give you for not giving it 5 stars is that it wasn’t perfect. It’s not the kind of story that blew me away and it also won’t be on my favorites list. BUT I really really did enjoy it, a lot.

This book was an e-ARC from netgalley, and I got it from Tor books. This book will be published on Sep 17 2013

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Fae by C.J. Abedi

FaeThe battle between Light and Dark is about to begin.
Caroline Ellis sixteenth birthday sets into motion a series of events that have been fated for centuries. A descendant of Virginia Dare, the first child born in the lost colony of Roanoke, and unaware of her birthright as the heir to the throne of the Light Fae, it isn’t until she begins a tumultuous relationship with Devilyn Reilly that the truth is revealed.” (description from Goodreads)

Caroline is supposed to die as a queen, the queen of Fae. Queen of Devilyn Reilly, the future king and the only Fae that has dark AND light in him. This book is about the struggle that these two people have when they fall in love with each other. And it’s especially hard on Devilyn, because he wants her to be safe, but he knows that she won’t be as long as they’re together.

At the beginning of this book I got the feeling that it was too cheesy. Caroline kept thinking of how hot Devilyn is, and how she wants to kiss his lips and touch him and be with him and argh. It irritated me. But after a while I came to like this character. Caroline is a brave teenager who loves her dog, best friend, and running.
Devilyn though, gave me something to think about. He’s the one who has two sides, but it’s hard for him to juggle that. He can be a real jerk, but from the inside he’s sweet. So I don’t know what to think of him.
Odin though was a great character. A real father figure, one that you can rely on, and that’s why he was my favorite character in this book.

I would say that this book is a preparation for some action packed books in this trilogy, so I’m excited for the next books and hope it doesn’t take long for them to come out. I was a little bit sad though that the main plot of this first volume was about the struggle for love. It was a bit too much. Maybe it would’ve been better to tell this all in a smaller volume, or get 2 volumes in 1 book.

Still, I really enjoyed this book, even though I had some things to say about it. What I really liked was the quotes at the beginning of every chapter. Every chapter had it’s own quote. I thought it was a nice twist. Also the fact that there was a separation between Fae’s (dark and light) was nice and something else. The battle between dark and light and things like that. Though I think I can already predict that light is going to win.

I gave it 3 stars out of 5 on Goodreads, and meant to give it 3.5 stars. It’s a nice, fast read, and even though some things irritated me; overall I think this book was good.

I got this book from Diversion books to read and review before the release, so thank you so much Diversion books for letting me read this! It was a great experience. This book will be released on July 30th.

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