REVIEW //\\ IGNITE

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Ignite by Raven Steele



Reading Ignite is like riding a roller-coaster, full of highs and lows, unexpected turns, sudden twists and a mighty impressive ending.



Ignite is a little more young adult than I normally read, heated kisses were as steamy as this book got, but great writing and an amazing story meant I still thoroughly enjoyed it. Rose is a misfit at the start of the book, the kid that is either ignored or picked on. Until she joins Solar Academy, a school for supernaturals, and finds her tribe of fellow misfits. She also catches the attention of the super cool (pun intended) Hudson, one of the ‘in guys’, part of the ‘Red Letter’ crew. His ice magic is drawn to Rose’s fire and together they will either become something amazing or a disaster of epic proportions.


Added into all this is Rose, and her friends, determination to prove Aurora’s innocence and save her mother from certain death. The story to this part builds up quite slowly, though at no point did the story feel like it dragged. Instead we had some amazing world building, getting to know characters, seeing relationships (both romantic and platonic) develop, as well as watching Rose learn to control and use her abilities. I loved how the author took time to introduce us to side characters, as well as developing them in their own right. Not only was really good to see the friendship between Rose, Ireland, Bonnie and Bennie but the author cleverly wove their unique skills and abilities into the plot.


The ending builds and develops fairly quickly, with lots of unexpected twists and surprises along the way. There was something that I felt I should have seen coming but totally didn’t. With hindsight I could see all the foreshadowing and clues dropped along the way but…. nope missed it and loved it too. It also wasn’t anything like the ending I was expecting.


I hope we don’t have to wait too long for the next one! 




“Fire burns inside me, and it wants out.”
Solar Academy was the last place Rose wanted to go, but after mentally igniting a boy on fire at her current high school, her father insists she attends so she can learn to control her powers. All her life, the fire inside her has raged. It doesn’t help that years earlier Aurora, her mother and the one they call Sleeping Beauty, had unleashed her own fire killing dozens of innocent people.
Now Aurora sleeps in an eternal slumber protected by dark magic no one can break. Which is just as well. Rose is desperate to break free from her mother’s murdering shadow and prove to people that she is more than the flames burning inside her.
With the help of new friends at Solar Academy, Rose finally feels like she belongs. But when she discovers a web of lies surrounding her mother’s imprisonment, she’s forced to confront the past and come face to face with the darkness that also pulled her mother into its evil grasp. The only way to fight it is to release her own raging inferno, even if that means harming her friends and the boy she’s falling in love with
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Twilight Seeker

Twilight Seeker (Daybreaker Book #1) by Pippa DaCosta





Amazingly, astoundingly and astonishingly awesome.

Normally I jump straight to writing a review after finishing a book, but this time I had to wait and allow my heart, soul, and mind a chance to recover. I’m not sure I know a damn sight more than I did when I started the story, but I don’t really care because I am totally hooked on this mysterious, somewhat dystopian, full of intrigue and evil plots, epic fantasy tale.

I made the mistake of starting it just before bed time. Lord alone knows what time it was when I finally allowed myself to close my kindle and attempt some sleep but it was definitely gone dark o’clock. Gripping doesn’t come close to describing how much this story held my attention. The story has buried itself into the depths of my being, the characters have carved a space in my heart and I know this story will break me into the tiniest specks of dust before it’s done.

Step aside Kesh, there’s a new heroine in town and her name is Lynher. Mistress of the many pocketed dress, Queen of the Night Station and pawn of the Dark Ones I totally fell in love with her. Then there is Just Jack, I so want to trust him but he’s a vampire overseer so, *sigh*, what’s a girl to do?

Oh the twists, the turns, the lies, the secrets, the deals and deceptions. Add into the mix a scorchingly sexy demon too and the possibilities run endless. I do believe I may have died and gone to heaven. Is it odd that I want to climb inside this world Pippa DaCosta has created and meet its inhabitants? Is it normal to want to reside in a world where humanities very existence is under threat, where humans are valued only as a food source? Is it odd to want to play with a demon by the name of Rafe, who’s wicked tongue and sparkling eyes suggest opportunities for sinful delight? Should I really be half in love with a vampire with too many secrets? If it is I don’t care, I just need more, more and so much more of this amazing new series.







You are hereby invited to attend the Night Station:

ON THE BORDER BETWEEN THE OLD WORLD AND THE NEW, THE NIGHT STATION WELCOMES YOU. IS IT BLOOD DIAMONDS YOU SEEK, FAIR TRAVELER? OR SOMETHING MORE INTIMATE, PERHAPS? COME, TAKE MY HAND AND WALK AMONG US. I’LL SHOW YOU WHERE THE VAMPIRES LAUGH, THEIR TEETH SHARP IN THE LIGHT. BEST YOU GUARD YOUR DELICATE THROAT, FOR WORSE MONSTERS PROWL THESE SHADOWS.


OUR FAIR HOSTESS, YOU SEE HER THERE? MISS LYNHER ARIS. A DREAM IN SATIN AND SILK. BEWARE THE BEAUTIFUL, DEAR TRAVELER. DIDN’T YOU KNOW? THEY SAY, BY NIGHT, SHE ENTERTAINS THE DARK ONES, BUT BY DAY, SHE LEADS THE RESISTANCE. BY DAY, SHE GOES BY ANOTHER NAME: DAYBREAKER.


HUSH, LET’S NOT SPEAK OF SUCH THINGS. THIS NIGHT IS MADE FOR REVELRY. STAY UNTIL THE DAWN TRAIN’S WHISTLE BREAKS THE SPELL. DRINK AND GAMBLE AND PARTAKE IN ALL THE SINS YOU WISH, FOR THERE ARE NO LAWS AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLDS.


WAIT. HEED THIS, DEAR TRAVELER. DO NOT LINGER AMONG THE SHADOWS. DO NOT QUESTION THOSE WITH MAGIC IN THEIR EYES. SOME FOOLISH SOULS ARRIVE AT THE NIGHT STATION DEMANDING ANSWERS. THOSE TRAVELERS DO NOT SEE THE BREAK OF DAWN. THIS GLORIOUS STATION, POISED ON THE BORDER BETWEEN TWO WORLDS, CAUGHT BETWEEN DAY AND NIGHT, SWALLOWS THOSE IT DEEMS UNWORTHY. MYTH AND RUMOR, OF COURSE, BUT STAY IN THE LIGHT, DO NOT SUCCUMB TO SILVER WHISPERS, AND TURN AWAY FROM LOCKED DOORS.


THERE IS A HUNGER IN YOU, TRAVELER. YOU FEEL ITS SPELL? THE NIGHT STATION HAS YOU NOW. WELCOME TO THE END OF THE WORLD.


***Stay in the light, avoid locked doors, and resist silver whispers.

Meet Lynher Aris, hostess extraordinaire. By night, she entertains the Dark Ones passing through the Night Station: vampires, demons, shifters, and worse. By day, she undermines them all by working with the resistance to unravel their enslavement of the human race. But Lynher has a dark secret, and with the imminent arrival of Ghost—a vampire overlord few have seen but all fear—she must play her role as the queen of the Night Station to perfection, keeping the resistance and her secret safe, or risk losing everything, including the powerful Night Station itself.



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Ratings
5 stars – This is a book I will not forget and would definitely read again.


4 stars – I really enjoyed this book, I might not read it again but I would definitely recommend it to others.


3 stars – This story was good but either forgettable or just very typical of its genre.


2 stars – Whilst the book was readable I either didn’t enjoy parts of the plot or just could not connect to the main characters.


1 star – This is a book I simply could not finish for reasons listed in the review.