It only took one heartbeat to change my life—one chilling phone call in the middle of the night.
And then, as if my life didn’t already suck, my dad sends my brother and me to some idyllic island for the summer to live with a grandma we never met. WTH. Naturally, I rebel. In the end, I find myself shipped off to Raven Hallow…and bored to tears.
Until I get an eyeful of the mind-bendingly gorgeous Zane Hunter. The dark-hair cutie makes my pulse go bonkers, and I think, maybe this might not be so bad after all. Six feet of swoon inducing looks, with a hint of Celtic charm in his voice, he was the type of guy that left a string of broken hearts in his wake. And I had all the heartbreak I could handle.
Yet, there is something uncanny, almost supernatural about Zane, and it’s not just his devastating smirk. No matter how much distance I put between us, Raven Hallow isn’t big enough, and the sparking tension between is undeniable. Of course, the one person I want to avoid becomes my salvation.
My past comes back to terrorize me. Someone wants me dead, and the closer I get to the truth, the more I realize my whole life is a lie. I am no longer sure what is more frightening—the attempts on my life or the guy whose heart and soul are synchronized with mine.
Reviewed by Claire
I received White Raven from Netgalley for an honest review, thank you.
This is the first book I've read by J.L. Weil and it won't be the last. I thoroughly enjoyed White Raven and can't wait to read more.
The storyline was original, unique and easy to follow. The main character's were very likeable. I loved Piper's sass. And what's better than a bad boy, the boy who's out of reach, yeah... I loved Zane.
White Raven will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end. It'll also leave you wanting more.
senior in high school, introvert Aislinn Munroe is satisfied living unnoticed...
Aislinn is doing the normal post-high school preparations to get into college. She’s getting ready for a life beyond senior year, and wonders where she’ll fit in to the world once she’s officially an adult. Though her curves are to kill for, she’s also smart and funny. However, she isn’t at all popular, which is just fine with her.
Aislinn’s introverted ways are about to be put to the test...
Content with hiding from the limelight, Aislinn doesn’t get bullied like so many other shy kids do—that is, as long as she keeps to herself. But is she really living the life she’s meant to? Or are there unforeseen adventures waiting to shake up her life in the near future?
When her brother comes home from college, he brings an unexpected houseguest…
Teagan Aldridge is a reformed party animal, ladies’ man, and bad boy. He’s the last person Aislinn thought would ever show her attention. But when Aislinn and Teagan become unlikely friends, he brings out a side of herself she never knew existed. She already knows she’s special, but sexy and adventurous? That’s a first.
Are their personalities too far apart, or will opposites attract, making them an unusual, but influential pair? When their vast differences collide, Aislinn is led to some unexpected…
Reviewed by Claire
I received Pivotal Moments from Netgalley for an honest review, thank you.
Okay, where to start... Well, I have mixed feelings, on one hand I enjoyed reading Pivotal Moments but on the other hand, I found Aislinn to be really annoying. I understand she was younger and more naive than Teagan but there were moments where I found myself rolling eyes at her naivety.
Okay... so I loved Teagan. Even though I thought I was going to dislike him at one point. Teagan is totally swoon-worthy, even though he has a history of being a heart breaker, I found him to be a perfect match for Aislinn. He kind of levelled her out, helping her to overcome her insecurities.
Overall, Pivotal Moments was an okay read but I found the book to have too many clichés.
Tully isn’t alone in her skin. Whenever she touches someone, they feel everything she feels. All her ugliness. All her darkness. All her pain.
The only thing she wants is to be left alone—and to finally get out of her small Oregon town.
But then she meets Chris. He’s everything she’s not. Light. Trusting. Innocent. And he wants Tully.
Tully knows she should spare him the heartache of being with her. But when he touches her, she’s not sure she’ll have the strength to push him away...
From the author of Every Ugly Word comes a poignant, emotionally raw story about the violence that plays out behind closed doors and the all-consuming passion of first love.
Reviewed by Claire
I received Dark Touch from Netgalley for an honest review, thank you.
Have you ever felt broken? Worthless? This is exactly how Tully feels. Alone. She has one goal in life and that is to escape. Too survive. Not only has Tully been made to feel as though she's nothing, she's scared to let anyone near her. To become even more of a social outcast.
But Chris fight's for the only girl he wants, is he able to break down her barriers? To show her how he see's her.
“My feelings. Whenever anyone touches my hands they feel what I feel.”
Okay, so Dark touch touches on some difficult and upsetting situations. Which I feel would be too much for a young adult audience but with that being said I enjoyed reading it.
I found Tully to be a strong and well-established character. Although I would've liked to have learned more about her power of touch. Where did the powers come from? Were they inherited?
Chris is the sweet, kind, boy next door type with a huge heart. Although I liked Chris, I didn't feel as connected with him as I did with Tully.
Dark touch is an emotional read, but definitely worth the read.