Book Review: Ivy’s Envy (Want and Decay Book 1) by Latashia Figueroa

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in return for a fair and honest review. Many thanks!

Synopsis:

Latashia Figueroa’s riveting Want & Decay Trilogy follows the entangled lives of three people tormented by lust, jealousy, madness and
murder. In this first book, Ivy’s Envy, Ivy James has had a history of violence with the men she falls for. Her grandmother and parents
know what Ivy is capable of when things don’t go her way.

Now Ivy has become obsessed with Thomas Miles, a man who works at her office. She is certain that Thomas loves her too. But there are people
who stand in the way of Ivy and Thomas finally being together, like his wife, Deana. Determined to have the love that is their destiny, Ivy
will go down a very dark and twisted road to make Thomas hers, and hers alone. But Ivy is not the only one who has dark secrets, and
everyone involved will soon learn that pursuing love and passion to the extreme can lead to terrifying consequences.

Review:

The first word that comes to mind to describe this incredible story is simply wow. This book has a lot of elements that many different
readers will be invested in. There’s a great mix of suspense, thriller and horror elements to keep people invested, and what I liked a lot
about this read was the chilling journey inside the mind of a disturbed individual while still getting the suspenseful third-person feeling
when reading a crime story. What really got me was the twist ending. I won’t spoil it for you guys, but you’ll never see it coming, which is
always a refreshing change of pace when you get a surprise as you read the story.

The story opens up in a heart-pounding, adrenaline fueled kind of way, and then does a beautiful job taking the reader back on a journey into
the setup for this opening scene. Not everything is as it seems in this book, and as you continue to read the story, you’ll find yourself
devouring every page and wanting more, until you finally get to the end and realize you need a second story to satisfy your need. Luckily
this is the first of a trilogy, and this reviewer is highly anticipating the next addition to this amazing story.

I am naturally a positive reviewer, and so find it difficult to find faults with a story in general, and therefore spend most of my review
pointing out the positive aspects rather than the negative. Yet although there were only a few grammatical errors here and there, I found
absolutely no faults with this story. It was powerfully written, and the characters were so incredible to follow that you couldn’t put the
story down. This is a fast and easy read, and yet one you definitely don’t want to miss. If you are a fan of stories such as Gone Girl or
any stalker/thriller type of story, then this is the tale for you. Pick up your copy of Ivy’s Envy now, and stay tuned for the next installment
of the Want & Decay series! Links for the book are below!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!

http://www.amazon.com/Ivys-Envy-Want-Decay-Book-ebook/dp/B00ZVFYYTM

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M.P. Thomson’s The Gaming Revision Guide Review

As a teenager, one of the hardest things in life can be figuring out how to remember and apply the things we learn in school. While he
states not any one method works for everyone, author M.P. Thomson has brought together a brand new method of helping students with their
studies in his book, “The Gaming Revision Guide”.

This guide does a marvelous job of speaking to the current video game enabled generation of students whose love for the video game can
actually help them study subjects in school. Utilizing a student’s favorite game and sport, Thomson helps turn what can be boring and
mindless hours of studying into a fun gaming and scholastic exercise.

This guide is an excellent approach to helping today’s students with their studies. It makes the process fun while still helping to make
the lessons and facts needed for scholastic success easier to recall. While Thomson is quick to point out that this method isn’t guaranteed
to work for everyone, it may just be that “The Gaming Revision Guide” can be the next new method that teachers can use to help their
students in the future! Pick up your copy of M.P. Thomson’s “The Gaming Revision Guide” now!

Author Michael Mardel’s “A Seahorse Tale” Review

Full discretion: I was given a free copy of this book to review by the author. All opinions are my own.

Michael Mardel’s “A Seahorse Tale” is the first YA and middle school style book I’ve ever reviewed. As such, I took my time and really dove
headfirst into this story, and what I found was quite amazing. In this story, Mardel creates a fantastic fantasy land in which he not only
entertains both children and adults alike with his creative creations, but he implements a tale of philosophical proportions. Bringing to
light the various cultural beliefs, from Christianity and mythology to Darwinism, the author blends these cultures together and implements
them in his story expertly.

Listening to this tale of the Rainbow Serpent, a creator of life on Earth who gave life to the narrator of this story, the seahorse, is a
truly unique experience. The evolution of life on the planet and the experiences with the mermaid, pirates, and other figures throughout
history as told by the seahorse are remarkable. This story does a phenomenal job of blending history and the Australian culture with the
mythology of our world, and creates a fun read that is both creative and at times poetic in it’s delivery.

This is a must read YA book. The imagery used in this story are bright and vividly accurate. The vastness of this creation is something to
behold, and each page is dripping with detail and power that makes it easy to see it as an animated film in your head. Pick up your copy of
Michael Mardel’s “A Seahorse Tale” on Amazon.com now!

http://www.amazon.com/A-Seahorse-Tale-Michael-Mardel-ebook/dp/B00T2TRYG8

Quick Reviews: Shane Dawson’s I Hate Myselfie Book Review!

Shane Dawson produces a smash hit with his book, I Hate Myselfie! The book not only is filled to the brim with his hilarious and unique
brand of humor, but also boasts an honest and down to earth attitude. You can feel the heart and soul of Shane in every essay/story. This
is a fantastic read. So few books today have the heart and humor that this book does, and that’s what makes it a must have book!