I am in between reviews right now because I am currently reading a couple of really good books right now!
I will let you guys know that I did just finish beta reading “Unbound (Spellbrings Book 3)” by Tricia Drammeh and it is AWESOME!! When it is released, I will be bringing you a review for that.
Currently, I am reading “Tarnished (St. Croix Chronicles Book 1)” by Karina Cooper. It is a Steam-Punk/ Psuedo-Historical/ Dark Romance fiction that is actually much different than my normal read, but it is pretty good thus far.
Up next on my to-review list is “Alexander Death (Paranormals, Book 3) by J.L. Bryan. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that I am absolutely enamored with the Paranormals series and I cannot wait to get started on this next amazing piece!!
I hope you guys stick around to check out these reviews!
*SPOILER WARNING!!* If you haven’t ready Jenny Pox yet, then you might want to skip this.
Tommy was nothing more than an orphaned boy forced through the foster care system, cursed with the ability to make people feel fear. After a life time of running cons and committing serious crimes with his power, Tommy landed himself in jail. After seeing a television show featuring Fallen Oaks’ own Ashleigh Goodling, Tommy realizes that she is his opposite so he sets out to find her. When he arrives in Fallen Oaks to join forces, he learns about what Jenny did, and decides to make her pay for murdering Ashleigh. When he reconnects with a childhood crush with the ability to listen to the dead, Tommy and Esmeralda set to bring Ashleigh back and bring Jenny down.
After the massacre, Jenny Morton and Seth Barrett are trying to find a sense of normalcy in the nearly empty town. Insecurities and family duties threaten to tear the couple apart. When Darcy Metcalf suddenly starts acting like Jenny’s friend, Jenny beings to wonder if she and Seth will truly be okay.
A serious epidemic sweeps through Fallen Oaks and Dr. Heather Reynard of Center for Disease Control, along with the National Guard are brought in to find the source of the devastation. With no leads and so many people either missing or unidentified, Heather is concerned about finding the source. After meeting Darcy Metcalf, Heather is persuaded to look deeper in to Jenny Morton. When the evidence begins to pile up, Heather has to decided what to do next.
Tommy Nightmare is a great sequel to Jenny Pox. It was very well developed and mostly a page turner. It lagged a bit for me in certain spots, but the over all story was fantastic. J.L. Bryan has truly built a world and a mythology here that is second to none. My one of my favorite New Adult series thus far. I definitely recommend it!
Jenny Morton is the pure definition of an outcast. Weird, quite and anti-social, Jenny kept to herself for good reason; she is hiding a dark secret. Jenny has the ability to spread a deadly plague with just a single touch (“Jenny pox.”) Never getting close enough to anyone for them to touch her, Jenny developed the precautionary measure of wearing gloves and long sleeves no matter what time of year. She had begun to accept the fact that she would more than likely end up alone.
Then she meets Seth Barrett, son of the wealthiest family in town. Seth is dating Jenny’s mortal enemy, Ashleigh Goodling. When their paths cross, Jenny finds out that Seth is the one person she can get close to. Close enough to touch.
I went in to this novel not expecting a whole heck of a lot since it was one of the freebies I picked up on Amazon. It proved itself a billion times over. Well written, well executed, J.L. Bryan did a fantastic job of bringing Jenny and the whole town of Fallen Oaks to life.
I felt myself attached to Jenny from page one. Being a weirdo in high school myself, I felt that I could relate to her in a lot of ways. Misunderstood and just looking for any one to connect with, Jenny was not necessarily your typical heroine. What I have seen in a lot of books where the protagonist starts off as a weak, Mary-Sue type, they don’t go very far from that. They never gain strength or conviction. Jenny was so different from that. Plus, how many heroines do you know that can create blistering, infectious plagues with just a single touch?
The books antagonist, Ashleigh, was everything I have wanted to see out of an antagonist. She was mean, calculating, ruthless. I hated her with every fiber of my being. She takes the term “sociopath” to a whole different level. She was spoiled, privileged, and psycho, which always makes for a good bad guy.
And of course, Seth, the love interest. He was pretty darn likable. I kind of wish there had been a little more delving into who Seth was as a character, but I still liked him!
I also really liked the fact that Mr. Bryan showed how dangerous religion can be when used for the wrong reasons. He wasn’t afraid to show Ashleigh using God as the forefront for her evil plan.
To me, Jenny Pox is what a New Adult novel should be. It wasn’t trying to put on rose colored glasses and prance carefully along the line of Young Adult and New Adult. It jumped into its genre feet first. The whole point of New Adult is to be able to talk about sex, or talk about graphic and disgusting death and not have to hide it.
I totally loved it and recommend it to everyone! I will be reading the rest of this series!! It is still free for Kindle on Amazon, so I strongly suggest you get your copy while you can!