Friday, February 19, 2016

Light Of The Last: A Review

After an accident left him temporarily blind, Drew Carter didn’t just regain his sight. He now sees what others can’t imagine–an entire spiritual realm of mighty beings at war. 
Forget the gift, Drew just wants his life back. Part of that involves Sydney Carlyle, a woman he is inexplicably drawn to. When he’s offered the chance to become a CIA agent, it seems the way to redeem his past. The only problem–his visions of the supernatural realm are increasing in frequency. 
It’s up to the warrior angel Validus and his hand-picked team of heavenly agents to protect the unbelieving Drew. Validus now knows that the young man is at the epicenter of a global spiritual war, and the angels must use a millennia of battle experience keep Drew alive, for the Fallen want him dead.
Surrounded by spiritual warriors and targeted by demons, Drew’s faced with an impossible decision that will forever alter the destiny of America...and his own soul.


The Wars Of The Realm has come to an end.  The Light of the Last starts right where The Cloak of the Light stops. We continue with Drew Carters story which I was beyond excited for.  He was the one point that I really enjoyed in the first book. I was extremely disappointed with the second book because he was not in the second book.

Light of the Last is filled with Drew going on secret missions. Also going through tons of training, and doing secret undercover things. Which most of it I’d say would have been interesting to read had it only not just swept over it and not really explained it.

I will unfortunately say I was kind of glad this series is over. The last two books in the series in my opinion did not live up to the first book status. I thought the first book was extremely fast paced, but each book after that slowed down. I will say if you enjoy a spy/military book with a Young adult feel then this is definitely a book series to read.

In the end it is a good series but only because it had that very strong main character, which I think Young Adult series kind of lack. So in closing it’s a series I will not miss.  

If your interested in the War Of The Realms series or anything else Chuck Black has written you can check  out his website to preview this series or check out upcoming works.

I received this book from the blogging for books program for my honest review. (


Monday, February 1, 2016

Curio: A Review

Grey Haward has always detested the Chemists, the magicians-come-scientists who rule her small western town. But she has always followed the rules, taking the potion the Chemists ration out that helps the town’s people survive. A potion that Grey suspects she—like her grandfather and father—may not actually need.
By working at her grandfather’s repair shop, sorting the small gears and dusting the curio cabinet inside, Grey has tried to stay unnoticed—or as unnoticed as a tall, strong girl can in a town of diminutive, underdeveloped citizens. Then her best friend, Whit, is caught by the Chemists’ enforcers after trying to protect Grey one night, and after seeing the extent of his punishment, suddenly taking risks seems the only decision she can make.
But with the risk comes the reality that the Chemists know her family’s secret, and the Chemists soon decide to use her for their own purposes. Panicked, Grey retreats to the only safe place she knows—her grandfather’s shop. There, however, a larger secret confronts her when her touch unlocks the old curio cabinet in the corner and reveals a world where porcelain and clockwork people are real. There, she could find the key that may save Whit’s life and also end the Chemists’ dark rule forever.

Curio is my first steampunk novel and it did not disappoint. I tried to go into this book blind knowing very little about it and trying to avoid summaries and synopsis for this book. I must say the synopsis in the inside flap of the dust jacket is the best one to read. It’s vague and it doesn’t give a whole lot away.

I must say the first 40 pages went kind of slow, Grey just seemed like your typical YA heroine. It seemed like you knew who her love interest is right away. That was so not the case, once Grey was transported into Curio city I felt the entire book changed, for the better. It put the book into even more of a steampunk world. It gave it even more characters.

I really like the different point of views in the book first you have Grey who is in Curio city. And there is Whit in Mercury city, dealing with the troubles in the city. I like how the story flows, each chapter is much  more action packed and intense then the next. What I kind of liked and hated at the same time was like each chapter kind of had a cliffhanger or a twist so you quickly had to go to the next chapter to find out what was happening.

My only real problem I had with this book is that I unfortunately have no time or patience for series. Curio is a pretty long book and I kind of felt like it was going to get wrapped up nicely only to be surprised by more mysteries. Although, I am really excited to see where these characters go, and how a series like this will continue.

I was given this book for my honest review from the BookLook bloggers program. (