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See How She Falls (The Chronicles of Izzy #3) by Michelle Graves

Darkness is on the rise.

The prophecy has been called forth.

The Seer must fall.

Izzy knew she wasn’t safe, the lingering runes told her that much. What they didn’t tell her was how to lead the Council, stop the darkness, and keep everyone she loved safe.

With irreparable changes brought on by Aberto’s intervention, a relative she never knew existed, and a whole slew of horrifying visions assaulting her, will she be strong enough? Or will the darkness prevail taking her and everyone she loves down with it.

I loved the first book, LOVED the second and now I have no words left to describe how much I FREAKING LOVED THIS THIRD BOOK!!! Even though by the end I was almost beside myself, as in, I was literally a blubbering mess. If there is one thing I can recommend before you read this instalment, it is do NOT under any circumstances read any reviews with spoilers in! No matter how many times you see readers freaking out over what happens in this book. Do not read the spoilers. This is one of those books, where something is going to happen that is going to make you question absolutely everything that has happened so far in the books… But this isn’t a bad thing, it hurts, but it’s necessary. Even though it will feel like your heart has been ripped out and turned into confetti, you’ll slowly pick up the pieces and try to glue them back together and decide that actually, you’ll keep reading… once the shock has worn off.

Izzy’s world is quickly getting more and more out of control. If you thought she was having issues in the last book, that was nothing compared to what she must face in this book! Honestly, she is one tough cookie. I would’ve curled up and played dead long ago, but she keeps right on fighting her way through each obstacle, no matter how hopeless at times it seems, which is typical of her personality… And I have to say, I love that three books into this series, Izzy is still her same feisty, snarky, inappropriate, stubborn self. I love that she hasn’t morphed into some completely different version of herself, she’s definitely developed and grown, but even when she really doesn’t seem herself at all, she still has that Izzy spark. Which for me was really important since her character was a big reason why I became obsessed with this series. Love her!!!

Never fear, we also get a very strong dose of both Kennan and Aberto in this book. Swoon. What’s better than one potential book boyfriend in a story? TWO potential book boyfriends! Although considering Izzy is busy having runes carved into her, trying to keep the council in check and trying both not to die AND save the world from the darkness, swoon-worthy man moments are probably near the bottom of her list. But at least both Aberto and Kennan are heavily involved in the plotline and although we don’t get a heavy dose of romance (like I said, no time!) we do get the chance you see into the past and really get to begin to understand a lot more about their lives and about the history of Seers, Guardians and Old Ones. It really is fascinating stuff and very well thought out. Every detail is meticulous and everything was so perfectly layered that it was totally seamless flipping between the current day and visions of the past, something which is not always achieved as well as was done here.

By the time I finished this book (and calmed myself down) I decided that 1. I would forgive Michelle Graves for breaking my heart 2. I LOVED the direction the story was taking and 3. I did not know how I was going to be patient enough to wait for the fourth book! I usually am pretty strict about not wishing time away, but I am seriously tempted to start wishing for November to hurry up! I just know it’s going to be an amazing conclusion to one of the best series I’ve read in a long time!

Read my review for book 1: See How She Runs HERE

Read my review for book 2: See How She Fights HERE

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Book Review – Palpitations by S. K. Munt

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I am a big S. K. Munt fan (even though I still don’t think I have fully recovered from Unchained Melody), and as I have said before – where she leads, I will follow. This time she led me straight into a zombie book. Awww, my first ever zombie read. There’s a reason I’m more of a romance girl than an action girl, and it’s the blood and guts. I’m really not down with blood and guts. It squicks me out. However, being the loyal fan that I am, I one-clicked Palpitations as soon as it was out. And….I liked it!! Zombies still make me want to stab my eyes out with a fork, but as per usual S.K. Munt has spun an awesome tale.

Good girls don’t smoke
Good girls get their injections
Good girls are excited on the eve of their wedding.
Good girls die in the first five minutes of the zombie apocalypse
Charlotte’s naughty streak is either going to pay off, or get her devoured.
And there are worse things going bump in the night than the red-eyes.

A hostage. A viral outbreak. A sexy, suspenseful apocalypse road-trip adventure unlike NO either.

Be devoured.

Palpitations was sort of a mix of insane apocalyptic zombies and quirky second-chance romance. The two main characters Charlotte and Will were a lot of fun – or as fun as one can be during a zombie apocalypse. One moment they were all teeth, claws and hatred and the next they were panting over each other and desperately in love. I adored their playful banter, especially during the scenes where they had to work together as a team to survive. Also – Will was a crier. Gawd I LOVE me a crier! It’s just adorable. 

“I told you – every time I light up a smoke or kiss you, something bad happens. Not that you’ve actually put out, I’ll probably get eaten.”

As per usual, S. K. Munts writing was spot on. I’m always absorbed by her story telling and love the characters and worlds she builds. You can’t help being caught up in it! Palpitations is the first book in this series but there is no relationship cliff-hanger and from what I can tell (I may be totally wrong) the next story is a continuation of this one but told from different characters POVs. Either way, I’ll definitely be carrying on with this series. Colour me intrigued!

“Is this seriously fucking happening?”

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