Review: Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong

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Title: Deceptions (Cainsville #3)
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Release Date/Publisher: August 18th 2015 by Random House of Canada
Finished: October 6th 2015
Pages: 458-Hardcover-Bought
Series:
1. Omens
2. Visions
3. Deceptions
4. Betrayals
5. Untitled

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Olivia’s life has exploded. She’s discovered she’s not only adopted, but her real parents are convicted serial killers. Fleeing the media frenzy, she took refuge in the oddly secluded town of Cainsville. She has since solved the town’s mysteries and finds herself not only the target of its secretive elders, but also her stalker ex-fiancé.

Visions continue to haunt her: particularly a little blond girl in a green sundress who insists she has an important message for Olivia, one that may help her balance the light and darkness within herself. Death stalks Olivia and the two men most important to her, as she desperately searches to understand whether ancient scripts are dictating their triangle. Will darkness prevail or does Olivia have the power to prevent a tragic fate?

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Review: Sins of the Warrior by Linda Poitevin

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Title: Sins of the Warrior (Grigory Legacy #4)
Author: Linda Poitevin
Release Date/Publisher: September 18th 2015
Finished: September 2nd 2015
Pages: unsure-eBook ARC-given for review
Series:
1. Sins of the Angels
2. Sins of the Son
3. Sins of the Lost
4. Sins of the Warrior

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Heaven and Hell are at war

The clock is ticking

Homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis’s niece is missing and pregnant with Lucifer’s child, her sister has descended into madness, and the human race has begun a relentless spiral toward self-destruction that Alex is desperate to stop. Now Michael, the Archangel she holds responsible for Earth’s plight, has returned—and he’s demanding her help to track a missing god.

Heaven is losing

Fighting for the very survival of his own realm—and that of humanity—Michael’s only chance to defeat Hell lies in returning Heaven’s long-lost daughter to her throne before it’s too late. But first he’ll have to convince Alex to help him—and to keep her out of Seth’s clutches long enough for her to do so.

There can be no right choices

In a desperate bid to save both their worlds, Alex and Michael must put aside their animosity and find a way to work together in the face of increasingly impossible decisions…and unimaginable sacrifices.

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Review: Vicious by V.E. Schwab

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Title: Vicious (Vicious #1)
Author: V.E. Schwab
Release Date/Publisher: September 24th 2013 by Tor
Finished: April 4th 2015
Pages: 364-Hardcover-Library
Series:
0.5 Warm Up
1. Vicious

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?

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Review: Hidden Illusions by Amanda Shofner

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Title: Hidden Illusions (The Hunted #2)
Author: Amanda Shofner
Release Date/Publisher: December 26th 2014 by The Path of least Revision
Finished: December 28th 2014
Pages: unknown-eBook-given for review
Series:
1. Elusive Memories
2. Hidden Illusions

Synopsis from Goodreads:

She’s driven by one purpose

Janey Jones may have escaped the Hunters, but the scars they inflicted still mark her, inside and out. One goal keeps her moving forward: kill Captain Reed, the man who tortured her, destroyed her Gift, and murdered her mother. She’ll do anything to succeed.

He’s seen what blind ambition can do

Will Brown protects people. First his family, now the people he leads in the Gifted army. He knows what needs to be done to keep everyone safe: destroy the Hunters for good. And that’s exactly what he plans to do. The right way.

But one secret binds them, and its ramifications are explosive

When Will and Janey are thrown together, they’re forced to put aside their differences for a greater purpose: find a way to stay alive—and salvage the mission to cut the Hunters down, once and for all.

What they uncover will change their lives forever

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Review: Visions by Kelley Armstrong

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Title: Visions (Cainsville #2)
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Release Date/Publisher: August 19th 2014 by Random House Canada
Finished: August 27th 2014
Pages: 496-Hardcover-owned
Series:
1. Omens
2. Visions
3. Deceptions

Synopsis from Goodreads:

In the second book in bestselling author Kelley Armstrong’s exciting new Cainsville series, Olivia’s newly discovered power to read omens leads to the discovery of a gruesome crime with troubling connections to her hometown.
“Omens,” the first installment in Kelley Armstrong’s Cainsville series, introduced Olivia Taylor-Jones, daughter of notorious serial killers, and Gabriel Walsh, the self-serving, morally ambiguous lawyer who became her unlikely ally. Together, they chased down a devious killer and partially cleared her parents of their horrifying crimes.
Their success, however, is short lived. While Olivia takes refuge in the old, secluded town of Cainsville, Gabriel’s past mistakes come to light, creating a rift between them just when she needs his help the most.
Olivia finds a dead woman in her car, dressed to look like her, but the body vanishes before anyone else sees it. Olivia’s certain it’s another omen, a sign of impending danger. But then she learns that a troubled young woman with a connection to Cainsville went missing just days earlier–the same woman Olivia found dead in her car. Someone has gone to great lengths to kill and leave this young woman as a warning. But why? And what role has Olivia’s new home played in this disturbing murder?
Olivia’s effort to uncover the truth places her in the crosshairs of old and powerful forces, forces that have their own agenda, and closely guarded secrets they don’t want revealed.

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