Thursday, June 2, 2016

Royal Obsession (Royal 3) by Megan Moldonado

Title: Royal Obsession (Royal 3)
Author: Megan Moldonado
Number of Pages:356

Everything comes with a price… 
For Carmella Woods, daughter of the prestigious and highly favored Lord Woods, feeling caged is no novelty. Her entire life has been designed in the hopes to make her fit, to adapt to what her parents perceive as respectable, honorable. Not doing so has high, unthinkable consequences. Consequences she has faced in the past, and has lost the fight against in the present. 
Doing her best to be an obedient daughter and keep her essence—her spark—has proven quite difficult, especially since the favored her father praises are nothing more than a group of superficial bigots. 
Until Derek Warren reenters her life. 
Gorgeous, egocentric Derek Warren. Womanizing, dangerous Derek Warren. 
After being fiercely rejected by Prince Derek, Carmella can hardly glance at him without feeling enraged. Though that quickly changes as her life is swooped into a whirlwind, with the prince at the center of the chaos—of the blaze. A link to who she truly is. 
In a battle between past and present, truth and lies, Carmella must decide whether to fight the licks of flame that threaten to consume her, or embrace them.

Review:     *** A copy of this novel was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review***
    We got a glimpse of Carmella and Derek in the first novel and I was immediately intrigued, so I'm very glad they received their own story.
   Carmella was in incredible character, where in the first novel I didn't agree with the heroine on multiple occasions, here I simply adored Carmella. She was tough, dedicated, aware, and basically just a superb human being. I enjoyed reading her story and she was an incredible heroine.
  Derek. Kind of wanted to smack him a little bit. He's an incessant flirt which was a little annoying but he was just so not aware of the consequences and effects his actions have. At the beginning of the novel we learn that he had deeply hurt Carmella, and you would think he would at least have an inkling that what he did wasn't exactly nice. However, he had no idea and continued to be stubborn throughout the novel. He did have his positives that made me like him, but still Derek stop being so Derek-ey.
   Amanda, she's so lovable she has to have her own paragraph. She is n adorable munchkin. That is all.
  I loved that we got a significantly deeper view into the paranormal world and I really enjoyed how the plot developed and progressed, up until the end. That cliffhanger...  I really don't know what to say, I desperately looked for more pages reloaded my kindle thinking maybe something had malfunctioned, but no this ending is not as hair tearing frustrating as the first... but is still really painful.
   I enjoyed the novel, the writing was good and easy to follow, the characters were relatable and (for the most part, looking at you Derek) very likable.


Royal Bond( Royal 1) by Megan Moldonado

Title: Royal Bond( Royal 1)
Author: Megan Moldonado
Published: June 8th, 2015
Number of Pages: 354

Blurb from Goodreads:They are forever… 

Sydney Field’s life is a rollercoaster on steroids with one constant—Ryan Edwardson. 

Best friends since a projectile crayon incident in kindergarten, Sydney and Ryan have stuck it out together through thick and thin, pranks and rants, and anything in between. 

One kiss changes everything… 

As Sydney does her best to sort through her new found feelings for Ryan and mend what she broke in their friendship, the rollercoaster makes a complete one-eighty, unveiling Ryan’s lifelong secrets. 

Thrust into a world chalk full of royalty and kingdoms and wielders, Sydney starts to wonder what’s up or down, right or wrong, reality or fantasy. 

In a twist of events, Sydney finds herself enveloped in a world she never knew she belonged to. Friends become enemies, strangers become her survival, and love becomes the ultimate price. 

    *** A copy of this novel was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review***
     The novel begins as a very typical contemporary novel, girl from the wrong side of town is best friends with the boy who has it all, the pair are close as can be until our heroine realizes she holds feelings for her best friend. Easy enough. However, the story complicates as Sydney learns about an entire differently world her best friend is a part of and the role it can play in her life.
    Sydney was an intriguing character. She's hard working, funny, sarcastic compassionate, she has everything needed to be an ideal heroine. However, at times I found that I wanted to shake her... just a little... okay fine, fine, maybe a little more than a little. She definitely complicated situation more than was necessary at certain points in the novel.However, overall, I did like her as a character and she did improve as the story progressed.
   Now, on to Ryan. Someone hold me I'm swooning. Boyfriend material right there. He really was a favorite of mine. He had an easy going attitude and the scenes he was in were always super interesting to read. Basically, he's perfect and I would like to know who I can talk to about getting a Ryan.
   The chemistry between the characters was good, and bless the powers that be no insta-love people!!! I wish the paranormal world had been introduced more, we got an introduction of it, but I would have loved to learn more about Ryan's society.
   The ending. This is a touchy subject for me. I do understand the concept of cliffhangers, however, I very much dislike that concept. Why? Everything was so perfect, and then I was left staring at my kindle in agony. Really looking forward to the next book because I am in desperate need of answers.
    Overall the novel was excellent, the author did an amazing job with character development and story plot. It was a fast paced, entertaining read that I would very much recommend reading.