Monday, March 14, 2016

Between the Bleeding Willows by D.A. Roach WITH Review

Title: Between The Bleeding Willows

Series: The Demon Hunter Series Book 1
Author: D.A. Roach
Genre: YA Paranormal
Published: March 8, 2016

At eighteen years old, Cassidy has suffered more loss than most… 
At the end of her senior year, her boyfriend, Jace Peters, was killed in a car accident, and her grandmother died only weeks later of a heart attack. Emotionally lost, Cassidy desperately searches for an heirloom her boyfriend was wearing in the crash—her mother’s gold ring. But during her search, Cassidy discovers more than her ring. 
She finds a gate to the Demon Realm….
A battle is brewing, and Killian—head of the Demon hunters—preps his Clan for the approaching conflict. They’ve been working to secure the gate between his realm and the mortal world. But it’s been nearly impossible since Rya—a voracious demon on a quest to expand her power—devoured the soul of his Clan’s necromancer. Now Rya is possessed with the necromancer’s powers and she may break through the gate at any moment with her demon army.
Apparently Rya isn’t the only one Killian has to worry about…
When Cassidy accidentally crosses into the Demon Realm, Killian can’t understand how a human girl survived the transition. Now he has to find a way to return her to her own world, or risk her being caught in the crossfire, which is a complication he definitely doesn’t need.
Once back in the Human Realm, Cassidy readies herself for battle. She signs up for Krav Maga classes, where she meets Tyler Romaitis—a handsome, tenacious, humble guy. He seems almost perfect, but nothing is ever that easy.
And as the balance between good and evil shifts, Cassidy finds herself—and her ring—at the heart of the conflict for the survival of mankind.

5 stars

I was given a book in exchange for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.

I really did like this book.  It is very interesting to me because I like stories of angels and demons and their interactions with humans.  The epic story of good vs evil.  Of course, I like it best when good wins.

The best part of the story so far is Cassidy beginning to learn what she is made of.  Angel?  Maybe infused with demon blood?  Maybe more powerful than anyone knows?

This book ends in quite the cliffhanger.  I'm anxious to read the next book in the series.  Even if good wins, evil extracts its revenge.

I am eager to read the next book in the series.  Great job, Ms Roach!!

5 stars

I was given a book in exchange for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.

I have been doing a countdown for this book to release.  I've read the synopsis and saw the teasers.  The anticipation was going to kill me.  I was given the opportunity to get my hands on a early copy and I had to sweep it up.  I admired the cover because it is gorgeous.  I can't get over the title.  Between the Bleeding Willows.  There is something special about willows trees for me.  Since I was a little girl they always represented magic and reading.  I couldn't wait to crack it up.  

Once I cracked it open I got to met the main character Cassidy.  The first paragraph got me hooked and I knew I was in for a adventure.  The story was well paced and had twists and turns.  The ending will leave you with a bit of cliffhanger which I think I have figured out.  I was in love with her right away.  I had tears in my eyes within the first few chapters.  I instantly felt connected to her.  She is a complex character and you get to enjoy the raw emotions she experiences.  It will pull on strings.  A little bit later we met Killian.  Now for everyone out there he is  my new book boyfriend and you can't have him.  He is dark, mysterious, and thoughtful demon hunter.  He makes the perfect man for me.  He is also a bit complex because he carries the weight of the world on his shoulders.  It was interesting to get his point of view and Cassidy as well.  I loved all the secondary characters with Casper being my favorite because of his love for books. Now my favorite moment was when Cassidy kissed Casper.  It was hilarious and well planned. 

 Overall I fell in love with the series and plan on reading every book that comes out.  It is written by a author who is a master storyteller.  If you enjoy magic, love, heart break, courage, selflessness,tenderness and unforgettable characters then I would recommend this book for you.

"... I seriously loved ever minute and I am so looking forward to reading the next book in this series." ~Hashtag Minxes Love Books

"The plot is fast-paced and packed with tons of action and emotion.  I would recommend it for anyone who reads paranormal/action novels, or anyone who simply loves to read books from a very talented author."  ~Brooke's Review

"Omgosh this book was so great!  I couldn't put it down.  It has such a great story line that just grips you from the beginning."  ~Liz's Review
D.A. Roach has been telling stories since she was a young girl in the suburbs of Chicago. In college she met the man of her dreams, her happily ever after, and married him 2 weeks after graduating. They have 3 kids together and a pet cockatiel named Gimli. D.A. did not find a love for books until after college. Her parents were immigrants from Lithuania and found tv and radio easier ways to hear stories so they did not do much reading or encourage it. But once she finished college and D.A. had free time, she discovered how amazing it was to get lost in a story. D.A. is a full time mom and wife. When she is not doing domestic things (laundry, bills, etc) she is writing, reading, creating mixed media art, and helping beautify her kids' school landscape. Oh, and she is ALWAYS listening to music. Her favorite authors include Rebecca Donovan, Richelle Mead, Larissa Ione, Stephanie Meyer, E.L. James, and Sylvia Day. Reading great works from authors like these has motivated D.A. to write her own stories. She hopes to make positive changes in the world with her art and writing.


1 comment:

  1. You rocked my world with these reviews ladies!!! Thank you for the Happy Monday!