Review | From The Grave | Karina Espinosa

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From the Grave, is the first book of the Mackenzie Grey Trials.

About The Book

Secrets don’t stay buried forever. From the Grave

Mackenzie Grey is a lone wolf who’s earned her fair share of battle scars from the past, but that’s all over now. Or so she thought.

Known as the Freedom Princess, her heroic deeds have come with a heavy price when a mysterious new villain emerges, one who’s intent on killing Sebastian. As a new breed of danger lurks on the horizon, secrets between Bash and Kenz pile up and her worst nightmare is realized.

Mackenzie spent the last three years learning who she was in Origins. Now she will face her greatest challenges in Trials…

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My Thoughts

I was provided an ARC copy of From The Grave for my honest review.

The MacKenzie Grey Trials is new set of books set in the world of Miss Espinosa’s Origin series, but takes place after the revolution.  Although it is not necessary to have read the 4 novels in the Origin series, it does help with some of the references made in From The Grave.

First I have to say, that I love the way Karina Espinosa writes.  In her past works,  she has crafted words to paper and made them come alive in the readers minds.  From The Grave is no different.

MacKenzie Grey is a stubborn, but strong willed and independent female lead, which personally I love.  And Bash, really knowing he has no choice, wisely lets her have her freedom.

From The Grave is full of plot twists and sneaky turns.  A great start to a new series for Karina Espinosa.

After reading this 4 star urban fantasy novel, I am looking forward to digging into Book 2.

About the Author

Karina Espinosa is the Urban Fantasy author of the Sins of the Fallen series and the Karina EspinosaMackenzie Grey novels.  Infatuated with travel, pop culture and the need to write everything down, she spends much of her days in front of a computer working on her next book, shopping online and listening to music.  With nomadic tendencies, she is currently resting her head in South Florida until the itch to move strikes again. You can usually catch her on Facebook, Instagram and live-tweeting during episodes of Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Orphan Black.  Follow her on social media!

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Review – Double Down – Alessandra Torre

Double Down, is the second, and final book in Alessandra Torre’s new romantic suspense duet All In.

DoubleDown_EbookThe first book, Even Money, which should be read before taking on Double Down, ends on one hell of a cliffhanger.  Lucky for the reader, we didn’t have to wait long for Double Down to release and Miss Torre picked up right where she left off.

Just like Even Money, Double Down is a romantic suspense novel, however I did find the second book to be a little darker than the first.  It worked well to give the storyline an edgy feel full of twists and unforeseen turns, hooking you in until it conclusion.

Alessandra Torre has the creativity, the wicked imagination and the skill to write the stories that readers want to read, from the first word until the very last.

I’ve grown to love the characters in Double Down and hope to see them in books of their own.  But for now, Bell and Dario will have their HEA.

Overall I give Double Down 4 Stars and the All In Series 4.5*.

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Read my review of book 1 Even Money here.

About The Author

Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen 1445407779715novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense.  Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest blogged for Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews.  She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com