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  • The Gatekeeper's Sons on July 30, 2013

    Oh wow, where do I start?! I love this author! Eva Pohler has a gift for making the reader emotionally attached to the characters, in a matter of PAGES! I love the fact that she's an English teacher, I can be confident that my brain will never stumble over something in her books. Can't even stress how important that is to me, lol. Now on to the book! Therese Mills is a 15 year old girl who watches her parents die, right in front of her. If things had happened just a little differently, she would've died too. In a coma for a week, with an amazing gift for lucid dreaming, Therese meets the gods Hypnos and Thanatos. Hip is fascinated by her dreaming skills. After one kiss, she about sweeps Than off of his feet, causing him to make a deal with his father Hades that will change both of their lives forever! I loved this book! I can't wait to start the next one! If I could do partial stars...this would get more than a 4. Not quite a 5 though, I save that for another amazing book this author has written. She really has a way with writing, from describing Than's first experiences, to the personalities given to Therese's pets, lol! I just love her writing and can't wait to read more. I, like another reviewer friend of mine, just don't understand how this author is not more well known! She is an awesome writer, and hands-down better than many of the more mainstream writers that I've read in my life! I hope this author continues writing for many years to come! I can't wait to see what she will come up with next!
  • Dark Lullaby on Nov. 14, 2013

    Gabriel and Liz, his ex-girlfriend of 3 years, are sitting in a tavern one Friday night. While having a discussion on the morality of the death penalty. A woman, Kamilah, walks up to their table asking to join their conversation. Gabriel can't take his eyes off of her, he is fascinated by everything about her, including her views on the topic. After that moment, things start to get weird and Gabriel goes on the adventure of his life. Liz feels like she's losing her mind. Will Gabriel open his eyes to the real Kamilah in time? And what do these events have to do with his twin sister's baby? A little disappointed in the ending, I wanted it to go the other way, kind of. I think you'd have to read it to understand what I mean, I don't want to give away any spoilers. Overall, I really liked the story. I love the back story of the lights. An interesting twist and consequence to a normally controversial topic. This story was definitely unique, haunting... I have never read anything like it, my dreams last night were so creepy! Good and Evil are shown in such a gray light, what one knows to be right or wrong, morality is brought into question. Amazing how this author was able to really make the reader think about how some things, really aren't as black and white as we might think they are.
  • The Purgatorium: The Purgatorium Series, Book One on May 06, 2014

    OH WOW! This book is by far the best book I've read in years! This book was like a really good therapy session for me. The end was just, OMG, I was bawling hysterically. I wish this kind of place was REAL! The weird stuff that happens, it can be confusing, but by the end you will understand why it was necessary. The end, it's just amazing. I can't praise this book enough. I knew Eva was an awesome person before reading this book, and as you may know, I've read several of her books in addition to this one. After reading this book though, I know I have to read everything she writes. Even her lesser known titles. If you haven't picked up a book by this awesome lady yet, you're seriously missing out. Go buy this one ASAP. If you have any kind of family dysfunction at all, you will be able to relate to Daphne, and may find this book as healing as I did.
  • Broken City on Dec. 23, 2014

    Broken City is the first Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian book that I've read, and I just loved it! The world that D. D. created was so original. I can actually picture the compounds, even the empty buildings in The City. Though I don't believe it is ever specified WHICH city it is. I kinda like that though, it lets the reader can imagine it as a city local to them, wherever in the world they may be. At least until they have to look up a word and they realize that the author is from England. There were a few times that I had to look words up, because they were English terms that I had never even heard before. Does definitely explain why they drink so much tea in this book. By the way...I LOVE some of the song choices in the playlist and soundtrack listed on my blog post! Also on that post is an excerpt with one of my favorite parts of this book, as well as an excerpt from the second book! http://youhadmeatfreebook.blogspot.com/2014/02/review-of-broken-city-and-broken-truce.html
  • Embraced: Chained in Darkness (Episode One of Season One) on Jan. 30, 2015

    So hot, yet so violent! This series is just wow... It is both horrifying and highly erotic. It's a good thing Noel is a vampire, as there would be no way that he would be able to survive all of the lessons that he is put through throughout the series. This book is so incredibly violent, I wouldn't recommend it for a squeamish reader! I still need to Google his piercings...what I'm picturing just doesn't seem right, lol. I've said it before, I really don't like serial novels...this would've been much better as a full novel. Sure, it would've been 5 or 600 pages, but still. It's hard enough to wait for the next book in a series, even more so when the author stops an episode in the middle of a scene. This author DOES do that, so I recommend that if you're going to get one, get them all, or at least be prepared to. You're going to want them. I've been offered the chance to review the first book of the next season. I had to read these before I filled out the form, I definitely want to see where this series goes. However, I'm reluctant, since I know that it's only the one book that's available and it will be torture waiting for the rest of the series... I can only hope that the author will have mercy on me and there will be no deadline, so I can wait for them all to be available to read them all at once.