Synopsis: They don't call him Jackpot for nothing.
Jack has always beat the odds... at least until now. When he was attacked by a werewolf, vampires saved him. When he got tired of living the vampire life, another werewolf attack freed him, making him human again. Now Jack just wants to live a normal life, but what's normal about a hunter girlfriend, a brother who wants to stake him to be on the safe side, and a head werewolf building an army to rule the world? Source
Review Plot: I'm disappointed this book isn't more popular. After reading this book, I'm craving for more. I was hesitant that it revolved around a guy main character, but this book definitely pushed away my fears. I loved hearing Jack's thoughts on going from a human to a vampire to a human. It was intriguing to hear about a vampire going back to being mortal, especially when he turned mortal because he was scratched by a werewolf. Of course, the werewolves and vampires have a raging feud towards one another, but now there are hunters and wraiths thrown into the mix. The romance in this books was genuine. They didn't instantly love each other from the start or pushed away the other's flaws. They did have issues, but they eventually worked through them. It was new to both of them, so each time something intimate would happen, I was holding my breath. The climax and ending did still have a few loose ends hanging in the air, so I'm hoping the rest of the series ties up the loose ends.
Characters: Jack - I loved Jack. He was having trouble adjusting to his new life. He wants to move on and live a normal life, but with his destiny in place and a new love, it's hard for him to just leave it all behind. He was also a romantic kind of guy. He talks about how much he loves Silver and the life he wants with her. This helps him figure out where he wants to be and how to live.
Silver - She is a stubborn girl, who I couldn't get enough of. She has such a hard exterior because of her family's origin and her destiny. But, she's not afraid to let Jack in and open up. She doesn't give up on him, which is admirable and romantic. She did want her way all the time, but she had reasons for it and never wanted anything bad to happen to the people she loved or innocent people.
Cover: The cover doesn't give the book justice. So, don't judge this book by it's cover please. I wish the cover was more intricate to draw people in.
Overall Rating: I give this book a three out of four. It is a very good and unique series. There were some grammatical mistakes here and there. However, this is a great start to a series and I can't wait for more from K.C. Blake.
Synopsis: After fighting for centuries to be together, Ever and Damen’s future hinges on one final showdown that will leave readers gasping for breath. Don’t miss this explosive new installment of the #1 bestselling series that’s enchanted millions across the world!
Haven still blames Ever for the death of her boyfriend Roman, no matter how hard Ever’s tried to convince her it was an accident. Now she’s determined to take Ever down…and destroy Damen and Jude along the way. Her first step is to tear Ever and Damen apart—and she has just the ammunition to do it.
Hidden in one of Ever’s past lives is a terrible secret about Damen—a secret that illuminates new facts about her relationship with Jude, but that’s so dark and brutal it might be enough to drive her and Damen apart once and for all. As Ever faces her greatest fears about the guy she wants to spend eternity with, she’s thrust into a deadly clash with Haven that could destroy them all.
Now it’ll take everything she’s got—and bring out powers she never knew she had—to face down her most formidable enemy. But in order to win, she must first ask herself: is her own survival worth dooming Haven to an eternity of darkness in the Shadowland? And will learning the truth about Damen’s past hold the key to their future? Source
Review Plot: I'm finally getting the chance to catch up on my reviews, so bear with me! With finishing the fifth installment of the Immortals, I'm glad the series is ending soon. I like the series and when it does come on the big screen, I will see it. But, I feel like the series was stretched out for too long. We're on the fifth book and Damen and Ever still haven't gotten the potion. Ever keeps saying time and time again that the universe and destiny want Damen and her to be together. If that were true, wouldn't destiny or the universe throw you a bone instead of having every situation you're getting close to the potion shatter by someone or something? But, I digress. I will say that Night Star was the toughest to get through. It took forever for something to happen between Ever and Haven. I was hoping for something to happen. I wasn't disappointed in the climax of the story, but I was expecting the outcome. However, it's nice that finally they're getting somewhere and dealing with each issue in their lives.
Characters: Ever - I like Ever. She does make mistakes and at times I do chastise her actions, but she is a normal Immortal girl. When she found out one of Damen's secrets, she wasn't happy with him. She couldn't believe what he did and even though she still loved him, she was angry at him.
Damen - Damen is a sweetheart. But, I want to more about him. We hear about his past from time to time, but I want to know the complete story. Hopefully, we'll get to know everything in the last installment. But, I felt Damen is still holding some things back from Ever.
Cover: I love the Immortals series covers, they're always stunning. I just didn't know how this one related to the book. I know the girl is Ever, but I'm not sure if she's looking at her Night Star or if she's looking at a potion or...I'm not sure.
Overall Rating: I give this book a two out of four. I wasn't feeling this book and felt it dragged. I can't wait to read Everlasting to see how the series ends, but I think I have a hunch. I would give this series a try, I know a lot of people have different feelings on this series. So, I would read the first and see if you want to read the rest.
Q. What keeps you reading beyond the first few pages of a book, and what makes you want to stop reading a book and put it back on the shelf?
My Answer: I love the voice of the character and the setting at the beginning. I like stuff to happen right off the bat or at least tell me the set-up of the story, so I'm not confused. However, I can't stand if there is constant misspellings or bad grammar and if the story is progressing to slowly.
Q. ACK! Your favorite book/movie character (example Hermione Granger played by the Emma chick) just walked into the room! Who is it and what would be your first reaction? You get extra points if you include visual stimulation.
My Answer: Umm...this is hard! That's so hard, I have so many. I guess I'll go with one of my book crushes and go with Dimitri Belikov from Vampire Academy. He's so mysterious and dangerous, and hot...of course! Plus, Rose is my favorite heroin and she's bound to be with him.
How would I react? I'd gape, jump up and down, flailing my arms around, and run over to him asking if I could get a hug. I'm pretty shy but I get excited pretty easily.
Q. Mr & Mrs: Who are your favorite book couples?
My Answer: Oh, I love this question! I'll keep it simple:
Dimitri Belikov and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)
Alexander Sterling and Raven Madison (Vampire Kisses)
Derek and Chloe (Darkest Powers)
Patch and Nora (Hush, Hush)
Ben and Chrsity (Starcrossed)
Alice and Jasper (Twilight)
Sunny McDonald and Magnus/Rayne McDonald and Jareth (Blood Coven)
Jace Wayand and Clary Fray (Mortal Instruments)
Fran and Benedikt (Ben and Fran)
Those are just some, which I'm not sure if that's good or bad.
Synopsis: Three young women vacationing in Paris find themselves whisked away to Monte Carlo after one of the girls is mistaken for a British heiress. Source
Plot: [This movie was based loosely on the book, Headhunters, by Jules Bass.] The movie follows the soon-to-be graduate high school senior, Grace Bennett, who has always dreamt of going to Paris, the city of love. A waitress in a small town in Texas, her best friend, Emma, another waitress at the restaurant, tags along for the joyride. During Grace's graduation, her step-sister, Meg, interrupts the ceremony and takes her place near her father (Grace's step-father). A day after her graduation, Meg is whisked away to Paris alongside Grace and Emma, who are not too happy to bring the spoilsport with them. After several bad lucks and distraught feelings, Grace then is mistakenly taken for Cordelia Winthrop Scott, a British heiress. By unlikely circumstances, the trio is then taken to Monte Carlo where Grace then impersonates Cordelia at the behest of Emma, telling her (in a nut shell) that this is once in a lifetime opportunity. Love is in the air as their travels ensue. In a tale of romance, passion, and lies, Monte Carlo is the city of dreams.
Characters: Grace/Cordelia Winthrop Scott (Selena Gomez): You know, for my first Selena Gomez film, I was actually impressed. She did fantastic at doing both roles, and her facial expressions would both give off and keep inside her emotions. She is both serious and funny with her antics, and even if people might say her fake British accent was... well.. fake, I thought it was great! Selena did fantastic, and honestly, I wouldn't mind seeing another movie from her (And I used to not like her for dating Taylor Lautner! Ack!) Emma (Katie Cassidy): She was straight up girl-power! She told it like she meant it, and even as the (mostly) self-centered best friend, she was a joy to watch. Some might recognize her in the movies: Click, Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), or Taken. Either way, I did like Katie Cassidy in the movie, and you see a lot of character development inside. She learns to not take things for granted. Meg (Leighton Meester): Ah. Our dear (The) Roomate. As creepy as she may have been in that movie, Leighton did great for this film. She was the tied down girl, who never took chances. She kept to herself, and through all the pain, she could still end up with a smile. When she finally got a man, she changed a lot. In the film, her character showed the possibilities of taking chances. Riley (Luke Bracey): HOTTIE WITH A BODY NUMERO ONE! When I say that, I meanit. This guy was awesome. Playing as an Australian tourist within the movie, he romances Meg after Emma's failed attempt. He was a cutie, and he did have some depth to him rather than being eye-candy for the lady viewers. He did wonderfully, and he showed loyalty within the characters as well. He was a bit of a comic relief at some points (I actually laughed at him during a serious part.. oops...) I haven't seen him in any movies before, so let's cross our fingers to see him again! Theo Marchand (Pierre Boulanger): HOTTIE WITH A BODY NUMBERO TWO! Playing in his American-film debut, Pierre was fantastic. His (real) French accent was amazing when he actually played a French teenage boy. He was a bit cynical at the beginning of the movie, but he began to grow on me. He was very cute, cheesy, and sweet. Amazing job, Pierre! Keep making films for America!
Poster: I like the poster. It has the trio, and the background contains Monte Carlo. Although the poster is great enough, it would have been cooler/better if it contained more of the characters from the rest of the film.
Overall: I give this movie 4/4 polishes. I don't care if you like Selena Gomez or not, GO SEE THIS MOVIE! I'm not a huge Selena Gomez fan, but this movie was fantastic! Some parts were really cheesy and predictable, but I think all movies are like that. It was filled with great love stories, and in the end, everyone was happy.