Dream Eyes by Jayne Ann Krentz Review

oregon waterfallA strange email from her mentor Evelyn sends Gwen Frazier back to the one place she doesn’t want to visit, Wilby Oregon. Dream Eyes  by Jayne Ann Krentz, beings with Gwen discovering the body of Evelyn who apparently died of natural causes. But Gwen knows better, two years ago she discovered the bodies of two other people that looked like they have died from natural causes but had in fact been murdered using a physic camera by a serial killer. With this newest death Gwen fears that there may be another serial killer on the loose and it is up to her stop him.

Judson Coppersmith has been sent to Wilby to help Gwen figure out what is really going on in the small town. Having suffered a traumatic event, Judson is barely in control of his powers but there is one thing he knows, that Gwen is the one for him. Now he just has to convince her of this fact while at the same time, keeping her out of his dreams where she is determined to go to help heal him.

Dream Eyes  is the second book in the Dark Legacy series, Judson is the brother of Sam from Copper Beach (you can read my review here) and Gwen is the friend of Abby, which is why Judson is sent to help Gwen out. Dream Eyes is my favorite in the series so far, the first chapter immediately drew me in, with Judson trapped and searching for a way out of the underwater sea tunnel. Part of the reason I enjoyed Dream Eyes so much was because while the characters recognized each other as their mate, it took them awhile to get over wrong things that were said at their fist meeting. The story line is fast paced with just the right amount of paranormal elements to make the danger believable and keep me glued to the novel. I finished Dream Eyes  in one day and enjoyed every moment of it.

Dark Legacy Reading Order:

Copper Beach

Dream Eyes

dream eyesRating: Star 4copy

Content: favicon5 NB

Title: Dream Eyes

Author: Jayne Ann Krentz

Format: Hardbound, eBook

Page Nos.: 336

ISBN: 978-0399158957

Publisher: Putnam

Release Date: January 2013

Available for purchase: Amazon

Reviewer: Jessica

 

**I received a copy of this book from the publisher but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.

My TBR Pile…

Every so often I find myself with my To-Be-Read (TBR) pile a little out of control. I never mean for this to happen but there are so many great possibilities of fabulous books out there that I can’t help myself. Somehow, when I get to a bookstore or approached by authors/publishers, I become like a kid in the candy store and want them all. Every time I am ready to read a new book for reviewing then it takes me some time to choose because they all sound so fabulous. So I thought that today I would give sneak peek at what reviews will be coming up.

etiquette espionage
 by Gail Carringer
It’s one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It’s quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.
Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners–and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine’s, young ladies learn to finish…everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but the also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage–in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year’s education.
Set in the same world as the Parasol Protectorate, this YA series debut is filled with all the saucy adventure and droll humor Gail’s legions of fans have come to adore.
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by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Connie Brockway

At the behest of three of the most talented historical romance authors writing today, you are cordially invited to a ball. No, a party. No . . . a kidnapping.

Taran Ferguson, laird of his clan, is determined that his ancient (if not so honorable) birthright be secured before he dies. When both his nephews refuse to wed, the old reprobate takes matters into his own hands: he raids a ball and makes off with four likely brides . . .

Miss Marilla Chisholm—the bonniest lass in Scotland, and an heiress to boot.

Miss Fiona Chisholm—her older sister, another fine choice (but for that tiny stain on her reputation).

Lady Cecily Tarleton—true, she’s an English beauty, but very, very rich.

Miss Catriona Burns—without name or fortune, clearly someone made a mistake.

Oh, yes. And one very irate duke.

Because somewhere there must be one lady most willing to love a Scottish lord.

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wolfishly yoursWolfishly Yours 

by Lydia Dare

Regency England Has Gone To The Wolves!

It Takes A Beast…

Grayson Hadley is in his own special hell-being treated like a wayward pup by the tutor employed to turn him into a true gentleman. So when he meets a hot-blooded American beauty with the mark of a Lycan, he’s only too glad to slip his leash.

To Bring This Lady To Heel

Accustomed to running wild in the swamps of Louisiana, Miss Liviana Mayeux is shipped off to her grandfather’s in London to learn a thing or two about polite society. At first she scoffs at the English Lycans’ apparent tameness. Little does Livi realize how very close she is to unleashing the passion that lies just beneath the surface…

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alteredAltered 

by Jennifer Rush

They were made to forget. But they’ll never forgive.

Everything about Anna’s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch, at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There’s Nick, solemn and brooding; Cas, light-hearted and playful; Trev, smart and caring; and Sam . . . who’s stolen Anna’s heart.

When the Branch decides it’s time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape. Anna’s father pushes her to go with them, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, at all costs.

On the run, with her father’s warning in her head, Anna begins to doubt everything she thought she knew about herself. She soon discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected. And if they’re both going to survive, they must piece together the clues of their past before the Branch catches up to them and steals it all away.
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This is a just a small glimpse of the 46 books in the TBR pile right now but I thought I would share a little bit of the goodness coming soon to Novel Reaction. 🙂 What is in your TBR?

 

The Goddess Legacy by Aimee Carter Review

Greek GoodsThe Goddess Legacy by Aimee Carter follows the story of the Greek gods and goddesses before The Goddess Test. In part one it follows the story of Hera (aka Calliope). Hera tells about the defeat of the Titans and continues with her marriage to Zeus and her great unhappiness with him. Her life continues through the eons with a growing family and a divided council. As Hera’s story winds on, her hatred toward her husband grows stronger when new information about his affairs is brought to light. Her story ends with a decision made by the council against her.

Aphrodite (aka Ava) continues the story with her betrothal to Hephaestus and her escape from Olympus for at least a little while with Ares. She builds a family with him and rescues a poor stranded human. Aphrodite is then forced to choose who she wants to truly wed. Will it be fiery Ares or gentle Hephaestus that she decides to marry?

Persephone is betrothed to Hades (aka Henry), but she still has reservations about it. She doesn’t want to be forced to marry and live in the Underworld for eternity, but she has no choice as Zeus’s daughter. Despite her reservations, Persephone goes through with the marriage and regrets it immediately. Their wedding night is awful and if anything she begins to hate Hades the more time she is stuck in the Underworld. From the Winter Equinox until the Summer Equinox, Persephone is allowed to go onto the surface to spend the time with her mother and soon with Hermes as well. While above the surface she enjoys her various escapades, especially when she meets Adonis. Can she ever love escape Hades and be with her true love?

Hermes (aka James)  is the one council member that everyone blames all of the problems on. When he is finally given a chance to redeem himself, it is because they have discovered that some of the gods and goddesses are fading. While trying to get back into the good graces of the council, Hermes is busy searching for gods and goddesses that seem to be missing. He decides to go undercover with the humans to find out why all of them are fading and discovers the awful truth as well as finds his own true love. In order to continue to survive, they must take on new names. Will Hermes be able to convince the council or will he be banished forever?

Hades (aka Henry) is the last point of view this book takes. It goes through his surprised feelings at Calliope’s unique offer to him and then at his defeat. He was defeated by Persephone’s actions against him long before he recognized the defeat. He begs the council to let him fade; to give up his duties as king of the Underworld and fade until he is nothing. The council doesn’t want to let him fade but they work out a deal. Things are looking grimmer and grimmer as the time wears on. Will Henry ever be happy?

I really liked a lot of different things about this book! I really loved the fact that it introduced the points of views of many different characters and that it was broken up into different parts based on which character had the point of view. It really helped me to understand not only why certain characters acted the ways that they did, but also why certain gods and goddesses and relationships that they do. It was much easier to understand why characters acted certain ways when you could see into their thoughts and feelings. It was a very good book and I didn’t want to put it down at all! It is a great prequel to the Goddess Test series!

You can read an excerpt here.

Goddess Test Reading Order:

The Goddess Test

The Goddess Hunt

Goddess Interuppted

The Goddess Legacy

The Goddess Inheritance

 

goddess legacyRating: Star 5copy

Content: favicon3 NB

Title: The Goddess Legacy

Author: Aimee Carter

Format: Paperback, eBook

Page Nos.: 400

ISBN: 978-0373210756

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Release Date: July 2012

Reviewer: Jillian