Thursday, April 21, 2016

Mini-reviews: Crushed and Crossed by Eliza Crewe

***NOTE: There be some spoilers below for the first book in the series, Cracked.***

Crushed (Book #2 in the Soul Eater Series) by Eliza Crewe
Rating: 4.5 stars
Source: Purchased 
Buy the Book: Amazon
Summary: "Meda Melange has officially hung up her monstrous mantle and planted her feet firmly on the holy and righteous path of a Crusader-in-training. Or, at least, she’s willing to give it a shot. It helps that the Crusaders are the only thing standing between her and the demon hordes who want her dead.

The problem is, the only people less convinced than Meda of her new-found role as Good Girl are the very Crusaders she’s trying to join. So when a devilishly handsome half-demon boy offers escape, how’s a girl supposed to say “no?”

After all, everyone knows a good girl’s greatest weakness is a bad boy."


Mini-review: I blew through this book so quickly that I forgot to mark it as "read" on Goodreads.  I really had a blast with this book.  I love that the characters are trying to be authentic and true to themselves, but that they are still gray.  I love how fast-paced the plot is.  I loved Jo and Meda's friendship so much.  Just lots of love for this series.

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Crossed (Book #3 in the Soul Eater Series) by Eliza Crewe
Rating: 4.25 stars
Source: Purchased
Buy the Book: Amazon
Summary: "War is here.

Full-scale war has erupted between the Crusaders and demons and even Chi has to admit isn’t going well. Like any sensible rat, Meda’s eager to abandon the sinking ship but, unfortunately, her friends aren't nearly as pragmatic. Instead, Meda’s forced to try to keep them all alive until the dust settles.

As the Crusaders take more and more drastic measures, the tables turn and Meda suddenly finds herself in the role of voice of sanity. No one is more horrified than she is. When old enemies reappear as new allies and old friends become new enemies Meda has to decide—again—whose side she’s really on.  And then the Crusaders decide that Meda should go to Hell. Literally.  Can’t a monster ever catch a break?"


Mini-reviewFive stars for the addiction factor. Imaginative story, biting and funny protagonist, lovable side characters, loyal friendships. The world building could have been a bit more clearly written, but still highly enjoyable. I will miss being in Meda's head.

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4 comments:

  1. That last GIF says it all. Love it!

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    1. Haha! Thanks! I definitely recommend this series!

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  2. I love your review in a gif. They're perfect for telling your readers how you felt.

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    1. Thanks, Jenni! Selecting which GIF best goes with my thoughts is one of my favorite parts of doing reviews. :)

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