Darkfever Series

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Darkfever (Series): Karen Marie Moning

Happy fall everyone! I know, I’m a little late seeing as fall started last week or whatever but I said it and that’s what counts, right? And I don’t know how many of you non-Canadians are aware but we just had our Thanksgiving this past weekend and it was so much fun! So Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to all of you! I was up at my cottage with my family for the weekend and while it was a bit windy and cold, there were campfires, games, dessert and tea so the whole cold factor- totally worth it. I have to say, I think fall is probably my favourite season because it’s just a bit cool so we get to wear fun, cozy sweaters out that don’t need a jacket; scarves start to come out middle to the end of this season and honestly, who doesn’t love a good blanket scarf? Most of all, and I do realize that I’m playing into every cliché, but I love the pumpkin movement that comes out in the fall. Pumpkin pies, lattes, cheesecakes. You name it, I’m all over it! Haha. But mostly I’m loving that the fireplace starts to come on and the books are being read by the fire; how many of you love to just sit with a book, a hot drink and some cozy socks and read the whole day?

Which brings us to this series. Darkfever was a book that I first read when I was 18 for my English class. I loved the book so much that I ended up reading the rest of the series (the books above). My classmates found it shocking that I had so much spare time but really, they were just so good that I was reading one book a day! This series is a paranormal, romance, adult fiction book. It’s about this woman, MacKalya Lane, who’s life is perfect for a 22-year-old. She has amazing parents, a loving older sister and great friends in her comfortable Georgia home until her sister, Alina is murdered abroad in Dublin. Her sister gives Mac a voicemail that leaves so many unanswered questions that Mac decides to go to Dublin to figure out who killed her sister and have justice served. As the story goes on, Mac enters a world that is full of Fae, deamons and creatures that she doesn’t know what to do with. The first book is the introduction to the rest of this amazing series so it might seem a bit slow but keep with it and I promise you will love it- the fast paced nature of the book, and all the romance thrown in as well. This book does have obvious sexual content in it so use your discretion if that content is not appropriate for you or not something you enjoy reading about.

I loved these books, they were honestly amazing and the level of paranormal activity that went into this series is not overwhelming because the author does such an amazing job of introducing new things and explaining storylines to the reader through her characters. I actually thought this series only had five books to it but I found out that there are at least another four to the series!! So, I recommend that you spend some of this fall curled up by a fire with a cup of tea and explore this series and I will do the same with the rest of the series that I didn’t know existed!

Can You Keep A Secret?

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Can You Keep A Secret?: Sophie Kinsella

So this post I wanted to talk about one of my favourite books which is Can You Keep A Secret. I don’t know how well known this book is but I think it’s fantastic. Every time I read this book (yes, I have reread it. It’s that good!) I find myself grinning like an idiot and laughing uncontrollably. The way Kinsella writes this novel is really well done. She’s managed to get all the comedy across to the reader and you can’t help it but to imagine the setting and what that would be like if it happened in real life. I think what makes her humor so effective is that she brings situations that could happen in real life. We all have those moments where we don’t know what to say in an important meeting, or when we’re just trying to fake it through a presentation or whatever the case may be, but Kinsella is able to bring us the humor through those classic situations.

This book is about Emma Corrigan who has many secrets that she would rather die before spilling to anyone. Even her best friend Lizzie. So it becomes a bit inconvenient when Emma is in a situation where she thinks she going to die and spills all her deep secrets about her boyfriend, and her embarrassing dream about her best friend to a stranger on a plane. But she never expected that that stranger who now knows everything about her, would be the head CEO of the company she works for! This is a hilarious book that I really recommend for any one. It’s an adult fiction book so there is a bit of swearing and a few sexual references but overall it’s just a great light, funny book that you can pick up and read on a weekend.