2016 Book Challenges Update: Month Six

Okay, need to focus and do this quick…


So, I only have about an hour or so to get this post up and running before I’m off chasing the new pup around. :-/. Which means my reviews might be shorter than expected, but also yay for less reading? Regardless, I have three new reviews for you below, as well as a reminder about the other book reviews I’ve posted this month: Wander This World by: GL Tomas, The Mother by Yvvette Edwards & Delilah by Angela Hunt. Now, on with the rest of the reviews.

Organized in the order I signed up for each challenge.

#2016TBRPile Challenge

Demon Within (The Silver Legacy #2)
By: Alex Westmore
Genre: YA Fiction, GLBT,  FF Romance, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Fiction
Rating: 3.5 stars
Release: Sept. 14th 2015

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Heartbroken but not alone, Denny Silver finds her body overtaken by an ancient force so powerful she risks losing herself completely to its dangerous agenda. As if hunting and killing demons wasn’t hard enough, now the demons are after an innocent, young girl whose Wiccan womb seems the perfect incubator for their hell spawn. Like Denny can just stand back and let that happen.

She can barely control herself or her demon these days, so how in the hell is she supposed to protect the world? Add to all this the fact that her brother now faces the death penalty for a crime he didn’t commit, her mother is a vegetable, and her little sister has been removed from her protection, and—yeah—it’s been one hell of a fucked up year for Denny.

Desperate, she seeks help from the last place she expected to look: the local coven. She knows their help comes with a price tag. Will it be too high to pay? Can they help her level the playing field in a supernatural world bent on destroying all she holds dear? Find out as Denny and her merry band of supernatural rejects attempt to save Savannah from certain doom in Demon Within.


For my Demon within (the silver legacy #2) review, click HERE.


#Rockmytbr Challenge

Greywalker (Greywalker #1)
By: Kat Richardson
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Fiction, Ghost, Mystery
Rating: 2.5 stars
Release: October 3rd 2006

Goodreads | B&N | Amazon


When Harper comes to in the hospital, she begins to feel a bit …strange. She sees things that can only be described as weird-shapes emerging from a foggy grey mist, snarling teeth, creatures roaring.But Harper’s not crazy. Her “death” has made her a Greywalker-able to move between our world and the mysterious, cross-over zone where things that go bump in the night exist. And her new gift (or curse) is about to drag her into that world of vampires and ghosts, magic and witches, necromancers and sinister artifacts. Whether she likes it or not.

For my Greywalker (Greywalker #1)  review post, click HERE.

#2016audiobook Challenge

This audiobook was amazing. 🙂

The Wrath And The Dawn
By: Renee Ahdieh
Arianna Delawari
4 stars
YA Fiction, Romance, Fantasy, Cultural Retellings,
Mythology, Magic
Listening Library
Unabridged Audiobook
Length: 10hrs and 38 mins
Released Date:
May 12th 2015

Goodreads | B&N | Amazon | Audible


A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights.

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.

For my The Wrath and the dawn audiobook review, click here.



For the month of July, I’ve selected Fading Amber (The Cambion Chronicles #3) by: Jamie Reed for my #RockmyTBR challenge. Six Of Crows (Six Of Crows #1) by: Leigh Bardugo for my #2016Audiobook challenge this month. And Friction by: Sandra Brown for my #2016TBRpile challenge.

While also reading Sorcerer To The Crown by: Zen Cho for #DSFFBookClub.  Hammer Of Witches by Shana Mlawski and If You Could Be Mine by: Sara Farizan specifically for my #Readdiversebooksyearround & #Diversityontheshelf2016 reading challenges.

As always, thanks for reading. I appreciate you all stopping by to check out my reviews ^__^.


Until the next post,














2 thoughts on “2016 Book Challenges Update: Month Six

  1. Read Diverse Books says:

    You’re awesome, Gia!
    I hope you’re enjoying The Sorcerer to the Crown!
    Looking forward to reading your thoughts on If You Could Be Mine. Even if they are short. :]

    • G. Jacks Writes says:

      Thank you, Naz, but I’m really not! I think you’re awesome! I loved your Q&A over at Brown Books & Green Tea😊 by the way. And although I’m not as far into Sorcerer to the Crown as I would like to be, I’m loving it so far! ^__^

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