Monday, April 3, 2017

Review: Harmful Rush by Debra Doxer

Title: Harmful Rush
Author: Debra Doxer
Series: Book Three in the Remedy Series (can be read as a stand alone)
Published: April 2017
Source: Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Paranormal
My Rating: 3.5-4 Stars!


Book Description:
Harmful Rush is a standalone, full-length novel set in the Remedy world. You do not have to read the first two books to read this book.

Skylark Samuels has a secret. 

She’s not a normal teenager, although she plays one in real life. Pretending to be something you’re not isn’t easy, especially in high school where gossip is gold. For years, Sky manages to hide her uniqueness, until one fateful day when she exposes her gift, her curse, and all her fears come to pass. Now instead of going to college near home like she planned, she has to leave town and go someplace where the rumors can’t follow. The plan when she gets there: keep to herself and stay under the radar. 

But blending into the background is impossible when local heartthrob Dylan Parks notices her. Even though Sky keeps her distance and doesn’t act like one of Dylan’s adoring fans, he goes out of his way to talk to her. Her. The girl who wants to be invisible. 

Sky isn’t immune to Dylan’s charm, but getting close to him is a bad idea. It goes against the promise she made to herself. Besides, if Dylan knew the truth, he wouldn’t want her. If he discovered her secret, he’d treat her differently and possibly fear her. It’s happened before. But the more Sky gets to know Dylan, the harder it is to resist him, until fate intervenes.


A tragic event forces Sky to reveal herself to the one person she’s come to care for, and his reaction is unexpected. For the first time, she doesn’t feel so alone. But what she doesn’t realize is that she’s never been alone. When she finally lets her guard down, someone comes along who threatens to unravel everything, because being normal was never Sky’s destiny.









Debra Doxer has become an author I can count on to deliver something different in the YA genre, something that sadly can't be said too much lately in this genre as it has become saturated with the same old same old. 

Her series Remedy series is the series that started that love for me and when I saw that she was publishing a third book in the series, that also acts as a stand alone, I was all over it.

It was so much fun getting back into this world. And while this story does stand all on it's own with new characters, new adventures and new loves, it was so nice to see some old familiar faces too and to get that glimpse into what was happening in there lives after the ending of To Have and To Harm. 


I really enjoyed this story! It had just enough of a little of everything to keep it interesting. A dash of mystery, a hint of the paranormal and of course enough romance to keep your heart pumping and you turning the pages. It truly was a great addiction to the series and one that I am so happy we got. This series has been so much fun and I would love to see even more from it in the future. 





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by an outside source. I was not compensated for this review.*

57 comments:

  1. I've not heard of this series or this author, but this sounds like a fun book. I haven't read a paranormal book in so long! Great review!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is a fun and different series, a nice change once in a while for sure. ;)

      Delete
  2. Replies
    1. Me too, still a favorite genre of mine. ;)

      Delete
  3. Glad you liked it Kindlemom, it looks good!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I haven't read this series yet but it sounds good.

    ReplyDelete
  5. A different kind of series sounds very intriguing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's nice to not always have the same thing in this genre for sure.

      Delete
  6. I don't usually read YA but this does sound good.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Glad this was a great addition to the series!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, I was happy about it as well. ;)

      Delete
  8. I'm glad you are enjoying it, Ali! As always, thanks for the thorough review.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love it when an author surprises you like this and gives you another book in a series. I'm going to have to check out this author.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Glad this series ended on a high note for you. :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. You always discover such interesting series. This does look good, and I like that it is different!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is the best part, the difference. ;)

      Delete
  12. The author is new to me. I do not read a lot of YA books, but this one sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!

      Delete
  13. That's very true about this genre. Glad this author brings something a little different.

    ReplyDelete
  14. This does sound pretty good! I'm really curious now what her secret or ability is- I love the idea of a paranormal connection. Sounds mysterious. :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. This sounds interesting and I like that it can stand alone!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I do too, it is nice when that happens.

      Delete
  16. I love how this is bringing something unique back to your YA reads, which is why I am totally checking this series out some more!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I am glad this was unique. I know how hard I have been struggling with YA. I wish something would really grab me in this genre. It sounds like you are having the same issue.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am, it just hasn't been the same lately. Not as alive as when I first started reading it I think, if that makes sense. ;)

      Delete
  18. I haven't heard of this series but I'm always on the lookout for a little something new in YA so thanks for putting this author on my radar! I'm for sure going to be checking her out. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So happy you are going to check this author out more!

      Delete
  19. it's nice mainly if you can have something different

    ReplyDelete
  20. I hadn't heard of this author before, Ali. I love the mishmash of genres that somehow worked. That's refreshing. :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Something different n YA is ALWAYS a plus. Glad you enjoy her work :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Love getting a little more from a favorite author :D

    ReplyDelete
  23. This is a new author/series to me but it definitely sounds interesting! Glad to see this was a nice addition to the series! Awesome review!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I hope you end up liking her if you try her!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I like the sound of this but I'm not sure it's really for me. Hmm, I'll have to think on this one! Thanks for the review!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. At least you're thinking about it right? ;)

      Delete
  26. I am still struggling with YA. I read one the other day. I am glad this one worked for the most part for you.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Never read anything by this author but good review!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I'm glad you had fun with this one! Sounds like a good series. ❤️❤️

    ReplyDelete
  29. I have the first book in this series, but I haven't had the chance to read it yet. I love her Candy duology!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If you liked that one I think you will really like this one as well. :D

      Delete
  30. I love how you put on my radar new-to-me books and series, Ali. I haven’t heard about this series before, and I like the sound of this book.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww thanks Ksenia, I hope you find something you like!

      Delete