• Review: Between

    Dora Hilburn has written a captivating ghost story that will enthrall many age groups from teen to adult. Anna is the main (living) character in this book and her loneliness is something many will identify with. She's just graduated high school, traveled...

  • Article: Free Read: Beware of Bad Boy by April Brookshire

    Beware of Bad Boy - Beware of Bad Boy, #1 THE BAD BOY Before I met Gianna, I’d thought I was living life to the fullest, wild and carefree. Now that I had her in my life I understood what it really meant to feel alive. THE GIRL Until I met Caleb,...

  • Review: The Fire Children

    The overall plot/storyline for The Fire Children was okay. All of the before the dark times came was awesome. We learn a lot about the world these people live in as well as about the fire children themselves. Things started to fall apart after Yulla came...

  • Review: Damage Done

    This book was well written and had my attention until the last couple pages. The subject matter is just not for me, I don’t want to put out any spoilers because it’s a big part of the book and explains a lot. Even though it was very realistic and I felt...

  • Review: Golden

    Melinda Michaels’ Golden brings together the world of fairy tales and reality. This YA novel takes an interesting twist on the original fairy tales with a more modern view. The plot moves at a decent pace and I kept waiting for more of the fairy tale...

  • Review: Pretending to Be Erica

    When I picked up Pretending to Be Erica, I was in the mood for something light and fluffy, and what I received was much more moving than I ever could have anticipated. Violet was adopted at age 5 by one of the most successful con men in Las Vegas, and...

  • Review: The Rules

    So, this one just didn't work for me. It's the same old story about someone hunting down and killing teens. This book starts out pretty well, but also falls apart pretty fast, too. The characters were uninteresting and it just kinda got to the point where...

  • Review: Alive

    So, this one starts out like a normal contemporary. Stella needs a heart, and, well, she gets one. So life goes on. But then things get start to get paranormal weird. I really loved how this had a great blend of both. This one gets creepier and creepier...

  • Article: Why Am I so Weird About My Mob? by Suzie T. Roos

    Girl Spoken For is the first in an all new YA series that is edgy with a splash of innocence and a smidgen of humor that fans of Some Boys by Patti Blount and Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles will enjoy. Suzie T. Roos joins us today to showcase.......

  • Review: Nearly Found

    This is book two and follows Nearly Gone. I have to say that I was very happy to snag a copy of this for review. So this book picks right up where book one left off. More trouble is following Nearly Boswell. You would think that she would be able to steer...

  • Review: Life Unaware

    Brief Synopsis: Regan Flay is a popular and mean girl. One day someone posted all of her text messages around the school. Suddenly from the most popular girl in the school she became the most hated girl in the school. The only person she can rely on is...

  • Article: Cover Reveal: Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins

    Renee Collins will be releasing her first Sourcebooks Fire Young Adult title at the end of Aug. Check out the cover below.  This book is a young adult fantasy novel. They exist in two different centuries, but their love defies time. Cassandra is...

  • Article: The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatric

    The Boy Most Likely To Release: 2015-08-18 A surprising, utterly romantic companion to My Life Next Door—great for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han Tim Mason was The Boy Most Likely To find the liquor cabinet blindfolded, need a liver transplant,...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Cindi Madsen

    Current Release: Crazy for the Competition What's your book about? The road to trouble is paved with sweet temptation... Always the rebel in her ultra-conservative family, Quinn Sakata dreams of quitting her dad's real-estate business and restoring the...

  • Review: Tracked

    Tracked by Jenny Martin is a highly original novel that is sure to become a fast favorite. The characters were all intriguing as was the plot. I love the idea of a teenage girl street racing. I read this book in one sitting, it is that good. Anyone who...

  • Review: Vanishing Girls

    I always read what Lauren Oliver puts out. I’ve done this since her first book. The only issue is I never know what I'm going to get. This book was just not for me. The changing POV really killed the story for me personally. It really made me not care...

  • Review: Powerless The Hero Agenda, #1

    Powerless is a fast-paced, fun, and interesting read! This YA novel engages the idea of the supernatural by exploring a world of heroes and villains through the eyes of the powerless Kenna. Kenna, the daughter of an incredible scientist who works for...

  • Review: No One Like You Barefoot William Beach

    This fun and sensual contemporary romance has a great cast of characters, both four-footed and not, and evokes the wonderful sense of a tourist-friendly beach town and the laid-back atmosphere of the boardwalk in this Florida location. The hilarious misadventures...

  • Review: Sugar

    I feel like I'm really in the minority with my rating. I've read glowing, shining, perfect reviews of Sugar and as a fellow plus size gal myself, I'm really disappointed. The first couple pages I think really set the tone for me. It was very stereotypical,...

  • Review: Through Fire & Sea

    Through Fire and Sea is the start of a series by Nicole Luiken. Intriguing and quick-paced, this first novel jumps between the perspectives the two main characters, Leah and her mirror-self Holly. The plot of this story is engaging, and kept me turning...

  • Review: Ice Kissed Kanin Chronicles, #2

    I have to say that I didn't enjoy the org series that this is a spin off of. But book two of the Kanin Chronicles has blown me away again. I loved it. In this second installment we have lies, traitors, deception, and more all tied up with romance, honor,...

  • Review: The Door in the Moon Chronoptika, #3

    Well covers. I’m not a fan of the new ones. I miss the old covers. :( :) OK. Moving on. The Door in the Moon was beyond the most suspenseful of the three Chronoptika books. I stayed up until like 2am reading this thing, LOL, because who needs sleep. This...

  • Review: A School for Unusual Girls A Stranje House Novel, #1

    A School for Unusual Girls was amazing!!! It gives a “what if” story of the historical events of 1814. And it was so yummy. I really wish that it would have ended on a better note, as book two is going to be in Tess's POV. So I really hope that we get...

  • Review: Miss Mayhem Rebel Belle, #2

    Miss Mayhem had the book-two-syndrome if I ever saw it. It has the same great cast of characters. Same kick butt heroine. But there was just something about it that made it fall flat. This book two in the Rebel Belle series picks up where book one left...

  • Review: The Girl at Midnight

    How can I put this nicely? I started reading this and was so excited at how it started. Then I started getting the vibe that it was like another book I had looked at. This one is very similar to another book called Daughter of Smoke and Bone. And where...

  • Review: When the Crows Fly Low

    This story was not only an intensely beautiful read, but it was also heart-wrenching with its diverse plot. From the opening chapter the author held my attention throughout the book, and by doing so the story flowed perfectly without anything missing...

  • Review: First There Was Forever

    First There Was Forever was slow at the beginning but picked up a few chapters in. I was a little disappointed with the friendship between the two main characters. I expected best friends to be closer but their relationship seemed a bit one sided. However...

  • Review: Edison's Alley The Accelerati Trilogy, #2

    Edison's Alley was a fresh and interesting story with a cast of amazingly unique characters. Even the villains of this story added to an already refreshing story. I have never read anything quite like this before. My favorite character was Petula because...

  • Article: Readers Choose the Direction in One Prince, Two Kingdoms by Jana Grissom

    One Prince, Two Kingdoms  is not your average read. Most novels take you on a journey through exciting twists and turns, ending with the author’s choice of resolution. Not this time! 1P2K takes you on a journey with Johnny, a teen stuck in...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Melanie Dickerson

    Current Release: The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest What's your book about? It's a romance set in medieval Germany. A mash-up of Robin Hood and Swan Lake, the heroine poaches the margrave's deer in the forest by night, and is a wealthy eligible maiden in...

  • Review: End of Days Penryn & the End of Days, #3

    This was a great end to this series. End of Days picks up right where World After ends. Penryn and Raffe are in a race to get his wings back, to protect her family and to find some sort of solution to the problems they're all in. The story was fast paced...

  • Review: Chosen Ones Lost Souls, #1

    Chills -- the first few pages of this book gave me chills right away. From the sterile, no-nonsense world of the Chosen Ones, we see what the world would be like if emotions and human drives could be removed from existence. There are so many good lines...

  • Review: Hexed The Sisters of Witchdown, #1

    Hexed is pretty cool. It is the first book based on the comic of the same name. I have to say that this Hexed book was much better than the other story with the same name that I read last year. Where that one had a lot of things in the plot that just...

  • Review: The Mermaid's Sister

    Carrie Anne Noble has created a fantasy world that dragged me into the story on the first page due to the lively characters that stayed in my mind after reading this story. Yet, one of the heroines of this story got on my nerves with all the whining she...

  • Review: The Isle of the Lost The Descendants, #1

    So I started this book not knowing that it was a prequel to a new Disney to TV movie. Well I shortly found out when my 10 year old was reading behind my back and all of a sudden screamed in my ear and ripped the book away. She then went to her room and...

  • Article: One Prince, Two Kingdoms by Jana Grissom #CoverReveal

    In a unique twist Jana Grissom's series will give readers a hand in choosing the continuation to her series. Readers will get to choose. Johnny as the Prince of Darkness or the Prince of Light. How would you like to see Johnny proceed as? One Prince,...

  • Review: Fury Blur Trilogy, #2

    I didn’t realize that it was a book two. But luckily I already had book one! Lucky! So this is the continuing story of Daniel and his visions. He thinks they are gone but quickly into this story they have returned! This was a fast paced thriller with...

  • Article: Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep #Excerpt

    Jennifer Estep joins us today to share her latest release. Cold Burn of Magic starts out a new YA urban fantasy series..  Cold Burn of Magic - Black Blade, #1 THERE BE MONSTERS HERE… It’s not as great as you’d think, living in...

  • Review: Seeker Seeker, #1

    I was really hoping for something akin to The Seeker series that is all wizards etc. And then I saw that this was supposed to be for fans of The Hunger Games and The Game of Thrones. So I jumped and grabbed it and started reading. Well what I found was...

  • Review: Sophomore Year Is Greek to Me

    This was a very realistic story! It was a very fast read and very cute. With laugh out loud humor this story is a great read for anyone who wants something light. The ending is the best, with its realistic story this one also has a very real ending. Which...

  • Review: Atlantis Rising

    I purchased Atlantis Rising for my niece before even reading it. The cover of this book just called out to me. While the story seemed like it would be trite and redundant (think Twilight without the vampires), it ended up being a decent book. I especially...

  • Review: The Fire Sermon The Fire Sermon, #1

    I had such high hopes for this book. When reading the synopsis it sounded absolutely amazing. The idea of people being born into pairs and then being split into different societies after birth really had me. But when I started to read this, the words...

  • Review: The Book of Ivy

    This post-apocalyptic novel has a great storyline. The deep message of misplaced trust rings loud and clear with The Book of Ivy. It's so easy to relate to the main character, Ivy, as she struggles to make sense of her world. I read books to preview for...

  • Review: Shadow Scale Seraphina, #2

    I read book one forever ago and although I didn’t die hard love it, I did like it. When I saw that I could get book two I jumped at the chance to see where the story went. This one fell way short for me. Seraphina book one was so much better compared...

  • Review: Grasshopper Jungle

    Grasshopper Jungle is another amazing story from Andrew Smith who is an exceptional storyteller. The book is about how a town is taken over by giant praying mantises that only does two things. The plot of this book is so unbelievable but that is just...

  • Review: Instinct Chronicles of Nick, #6

    THIS BOOK IS JUST AMAZING!! I have been a fan of this series since before it even started. We first get a look at Nick in the adult Dark Hunter series where he is kind of a flunky to one of the Dark Hunters. Then all of a sudden he gets his own series....

  • Review: Half Wild The Half Bad Trilogy, #2

    Review done by a friend of CrossroadReview / Jessica. I was a HUGE fan of “Half Bad” the first novel in this trilogy. It had an unconventional way of telling the story which grabbed me right out of my seat. When Jessica gave this one to me to read I think...

  • Review: Miles from Nowhere

    Miles From Nowhere starts out with Chelsea Morris who has dreams of the fashion world. That dream will start in the fall, when the responsible, and dependable Chelsea will leave for New York City to start college. She wants to live it up during her last...

  • Review: No One Like You Barefoot William Beach

    Professional baseball player Rylan Cates needs to hire a temp assistant to fill in for his regular assistant who is on her honeymoon. Beth Avery is a candidate who applies for the position, but unfortunately she misses the part of the want ad that states...

  • Review: Silent Alarm

    In Silent Alarm you get a firsthand account on what it would be like if there was a school shooting. The twist with this one is that the one who did the shooting was your older brother. Alys has to deal with the after math of her brother killing 15 people...

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Olivia's Escape by Cindy A. Matthews, Adrian J. Matthews

Seventeen-year-old Olivia Brown is abducted on her way home from a night out and wakes up to find herself imprisoned by a vampiric race in a dark city bathed in eternal night. Hernando, a handsome half-human slave, reveals what is intended for her - they want her blood for the upcoming festival. Together they escape, and find friends and allies in unexpected places.

Joining a resistance cell, they help plot a revolution and fall in love. Their group plans to take control of the Portal, a teleportation device that links Earth to the world of BloodDark. Getting into the City of Night is a challenge. A narrow window of opportunity opens - but what awaits them in the caverns located deep beneath the city?

Will Olivia and Hernando survive the battle? If she returns to Earth, will Olivia ever see Hernando again?

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The Throne Of Glass Coloring Book

Enter the world of Throne of Glass: Experience the vivid imagery of Sarah J. Maas's expansive world in her breathtaking New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass saga.