Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sever

Checked-Out at the Library


Finally got my copy of Sever (book 3) from the library. Have two more books to finish before I start but had to let loose some of this excitement. I've been waiting for two months and almost don't wanna start it because eventually it will end...

If you haven't read Wither be sure to check it out. It's amazing dystopian trilogy and each book is out, so no waiting for you... Check out Wither and the Chemical Garden Series on Goodreads.

Has anyone read Sever yet? What did you think?

HAPPY READING!!!

2014 New Adult Convention

Indie Girl Convention 

February 22nd, 2014 in Charleston, SC

"This is a convention for indie NA/YA authors and the readers who love them!"

Straight from the source:
"On February 22nd, 2014 we will be holding the first Indie Girl Convention. This is not your ordinary book convention. This is a celebration of the steamy, written word and a chance to empower every indie girl. It will be an entire day of swag, signatures, food, and fun, followed by an awards ceremony, where we will actually crown the Queens of their craft. A massive party full of dancing and drinks will wrap up the night. Think of it more as a girl’s night out that will be well organized and planned."

"The first Indie Girl Convention will be held in Charleston, SC. With its historic streets lined with moss-draped oaks, old plantation and colonial mansions, a lively harbor and blooming gardens at every turn, Charleston is a romantic city. What better place to celebrate the Sweethearts of Swoon!"

 Come on ladies, we've got a year to prepare!!!

Info on their Facebook Page: Indie Girl CON

More info on attending authors when the inofmraiton becomes available. Stay Tuned.

Until then HAPPY READING!!! 

Sometimes Never Review

Book Review FEB. 26th

Sometimes Never

by: Cheryl Mcintyre

★★5 Stars

Blurb:  Hope didn't have the best role model when it came to relationships. She’s content with her current no-strings-attached extracurricular activity with the lead singer of her band. She’s never believed in love and commitment.

Mason starts his eighth school in five years anticipating nothing more than the usual—boring classes, fighting more than making friends, and girls happily willing to succumb to his easy smile. He’s never put much stock into love at first sight—until he sees her.

Regardless of their painful pasts, Hope and Mason discover that sometimes never can become forever.




"But you know how roller coasters are really fun because they're fast, unpredictable and terrifying? Yeah, that's the equivalent to our relationship"-Hope

Sometimes Never was a great refreshing read because of the normality of it all. I'll try not to give too much away... This book holds nothing back and we not only see the pain these characters are in, but we are made to feel it as well. That being said, these characters may still be in high school (seniors) but there issues are far more adult in nature. Sometimes Never hovers on edge of YA and NA fiction and should be approached with caution for anyone under 18. But I'd still recommended it. (There is that insta-love moment in the book, but somehow I thought with these character and this story-line it all worked out nicely and wasn't as unbelievable or forced like many other novels.)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Updates and New Releases

Hey everyone, here's some New Adult releases and an update. Check em out!!!

New Releases


 SERIES UPDATE

Also some good news from M. Leighton on her blog:
Here is a blurb for Everything for Us, Book 3 in the Bad Boy Series out September 3rd!!!

Link to her blog: M. Leighton
EVERYTHING FOR US

When it comes to passion this hot, it’s all or nothing. 

Olivia Townsend’s wealthy cousin Marissa had everything a girl could ask for—a great job, a privileged life, and all the friends she wanted. Or, at least, all the friends money could buy. But one case of mistaken identity has turned her privileged world upside down.

An abduction gone wrong lands her right in the lap of the sexiest, most dangerous man she’s ever met. To Marissa, he’s an enigma, but one to whom she’s irresistibly, inexplicably drawn.

With him comes a new world of freedom and passion, of dark shadows and dangerous secrets, a world where nothing is what it seems—except for the blind passion that Marissa can’t escape—or maybe even survive.

What I Didn't Say Review

Book Review FEB. 23

What I Didn't Say

by: Keary Taylor

★★★ 4 Stars
Blurb: Getting drunk homecoming night your senior year is never a good idea, but Jake Hayes never expected it all to end with a car crash and a t-post embedded in his throat.

His biggest regret about it all? What he never said to Samantha Shay. He's been in love with her for years and never had the guts to tell her. Now it's too late. Because after that night, Jake will never be able to talk again.

When Jake returns to his small island home, population 5,000, he'll have to learn how to deal with being mute. He also finds that his family isn't limited to his six brothers and sisters, that sometimes an entire island is watching out for you. And when he gets the chance to spend more time with Samantha, she'll help him learn that not being able to talk isn’t the worst thing that could ever happen to you. Maybe, if she'll let him, Jake will finally tell her what he didn't say before, even if he can't actually say it.


 What I Didn't Say was such a beautiful gripping love-story it was a joy to read. There is so much emotion evoked that you can't help but feel like these characters are your family. This book is a great representation of teenagers and high school life. It reminds you of all the games you played, pranks you pulled and mistakes you made. Unfortunately Jake makes a grave mistake and learns that every action has a consequence and no matter the intent, you have to pay for your choices, good and bad.

Whispers at Moonrise Review

Book Review Feb. 23

Whispers at Moonrise

by: C.C. Hunter

★★  5 Stars

Synopsis: Even at a camp for supernatural teens, Kylie Galen has never been normal. Not only can she see ghosts, but she doesn’t seem to belong to any one species—she exhibits traits from them all. As Kylie struggles to unlock the secrets of her identity, she begins to worry that Lucas will never be able to accept her for what she is, and what she isn’t…a werewolf.  With his pack standing in their way, Kylie finds herself turning more and more to Derek, the only person in her life who’s willing to accept the impossible.

As if life isn’t hard enough, she starts getting visits from the ghost of Holiday, her closest confidante.  Trouble is, Holiday isn’t dead…not yet anyway.  Now Kylie must race to save one of her own from an unseen danger before it’s too late—all while trying to stop her relationship with Lucas from slipping away forever.   In a world of constant confusion, there’s only one thing Kylie knows for sure.  Change is inevitable and all things must come to an end…maybe even her time at Shadow Falls.


I'm pretty sure I fell in love with this book. When it ended and I didn't have another to pick up I was literally sad. Kylie's adventures continue and this book does not disappoint. So much happens, you can almost feel the culmination of the END of the series waiting in the wings. Luckily April is not that far away.

What I love about these books is how smooth the books flow together. Whispers at Moonrise picks up right when Taken ends. Kylie has a new ghost and rather than her be unsure of their identity, this time, readers are in the dark for part of the book because it is someone at camp. Unless, of course,you read the back cover, than you already know who it is.

Monday, February 25, 2013

.99 Amazon Deals

.99 Cent 

Amazon e-books

as of Monday February 25th, 2013


 Freebie Pick : Off Sides

Taken at Dusk Review

Book Review Feb. 22nd

Taken at Dusk

by : C.C. Hunter

★★★ 5 Stars

Synopsis:
Kylie Galen wants the truth so badly she can taste it. The truth about who her real family is, the truth about which boy she’s meant to be with—and the truth about what her emerging powers mean.  But she’s about to discover that some secrets can change your life forever…and not always for the better.

Just when she and Lucas are finally getting close, she learns that his pack has forbidden them from being together.  Was it a mistake to pick him over Derek? And it’s not just romance troubling Kylie. An amnesia-stricken ghost is haunting her, delivering the frightful warning, someone lives and someone dies. As Kylie races to unravel the mystery and protect those she loves, she finally unlocks the truth about her supernatural identity, which is far different—and more astonishing—than she ever imagined.



Personally, things really started to pick up for me in this book. I literally picked it up and did not put it down till I was done. It's as if the first two books were just gearing up to get better and Taken at Dusk takes us there.  If you haven't read the previous two books in the series I highly suggest doing so NOW and most certainly before reading this.

Someone Else's Fairy Tale Review

Book Review Feb. 24

Someone Else's Fairy Tale

by: Emily Mah Tippetts

★★★ 3 Stars





Blurb: Jason Vanderholt, Hollywood's hottest actor, falls head over heels for everygirl, Chloe Winters, who hasn't gotten around to watching most of his movies. She becomes the woman every other woman in America is dying to be, but it just isn't her fairytale.






 This book was just okay for me. It was good don't get me wrong, just not GREAT. I was intrigued and into it but not dying to finish it. Felt like a easy going fairy tale that every young girl dreams about at one time. The characters are easy to follow and for the most part likable. I won't say relate-able because not every meets a famous movie star or has such a crazy history as Chloe.

"That part of me I'd thought was broken past repair, wasn't so broken after all. I hadn't forgotten how to dream, I'd just stopped paying attention."-Chloe

The two really go well together. There's no heart stopping romance or gritty love scenes, it's very PG.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Different Kind of Fairy Tale Review

Book Review Feb. 17th

A Different Kind of Fairy Tale

(Spring Towers #1)

by: Morgan Rayne

Blurb:

Stella and Alex have been best friends since Stella moved into Spring Towers three years ago. Alex reminded himself time and again Stella was just one of the guys. Until she needs an immediate boyfriend, when her ex shows up engaged to the woman he cheated on her with. He gladly steps in and hopes Stella will feel the sparks between them. Can their friendship survive their roles.



★★ 4 Stars

I really enjoyed this book. This was a very simple and easy read. Stella and Alex are so wary of ruining their friendship and thinking their feelings are one-sided that much of the book is them fighting their attraction. It's fun to be an outside viewer in their relationship because they work so well as friends and neighbors. 

Awake at Dawn Review

Book Review Feb. 20

Awake at Dawn (#2)

by: C.C. Hunter

★★  4 Stars

Blurb: From the moment Kylie Galen arrived at Shadow Falls Camp, she’s had one burning question: What am I? Surrounded by vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters, fairies and witches, Kylie longs to figure out her own supernatural identity…and what her burgeoning powers mean. And now she’ll need them more than ever, because she’s being haunted by a new spirit who insists that someone Kylie knows—and loves—will die before the end of the summer. If only she only knew who she was supposed to save. And how…

But giving Kylie the most trouble is her aching heart. Gorgeous werewolf Lucas left camp with another girl, but he’s still visiting Kylie in her dreams. And Derek, a sexy half Fae who’s always been there for her when she needed him, is pushing to get more serious—and growing impatient, especially when Lucas returns. Kylie knows she needs to decide between the boys, and it’s tearing her up inside.

Yet romance will have to wait, because something from the dark side of the supernatural world is hiding in Shadow Falls. It’s about to threaten everything she holds dear…and bring her closer to her destiny.





Awake at Dawn was a great read. Kylie continues to be an interesting character and I cannot help but eagerly await her finding out the truth of what she is.  

“I suck at being human,” Kylie.

Untoucable Series Review

Series Review Feb. 18-20

The Untouchable Series

Book 1-Untouchable

Book 2-Untraceable

Book 3-Unforgivable

by: Lindsay Delagair
 ★★★ 5 Stars

Ahhh!!!!! OMG, these books are amazing. Imagine the best soap opera ever mixed with the mafia/contract killers and you have Untouchable. It's been a few days since I read these and they are still with me. Lingering. Popping up at the rarest of moments and staying with me until I have either immense anger at certain plot points or want to die with the awesomeness of it all.

Book one was by far the best. I will say, for me at least, the books are extremely predictable. Not in a bad way. At some times the predictability makes it easier to take what's coming. I think what's so special about these books is how raw and real-life they are. Life sucks and this book just proves that. Granted, in a more far-fetched movie-like way.

Let Me Love You Review

Book Review Feb. 17

Let Me Love You

(Spring Towers #2)

by : Morgan Rayne

Blurb:
Four years is a long time to keep a secret, but Lindsay Pierce has done just that. In book 2 of the Spring Towers Series, Lindsay fights to keep her dark past hidden, while one sexy fireman tries to convince her to take a chance on happiness.

Kyle has given up his playboy ways, in the hopes of finally finding love. His sights are set on one feisty redhead, but she is determined to stay far away from him. Knowing she has been hurt before, Kyle sets out to prove she can trust him and if he's lucky, she will let him love her the way she deserves.


 ★★ 4 Stars


This book was surprisingly much more exciting to read than A Different Kind of Fairy Tale. Kyle and Lindsay are so perfect for each-other and as she fights the attraction and emotion along the way, you can't help but get excited for the end.  Even with Kyle's man-whore ways, it's so easy to love him and want him to become a better man for Lindsay. And poor Lindsay has a lot to overcome, particularly if she wants to be with Kyle. #1 would be getting over his being a firefighter because of a horrific relationship she had before.

The Lonely Review

Book Review Feb. 21

The Lonely

by: Tara Brown

★★   4 Stars

Blurb: Emalyn Spicer has lived with it for a long time. She thinks it goes back further than her memories do. She knows it goes back further than the OCD.

When she arrives at college, her OCD's and the lonely refuse to let her have her wish to be normal.

When she meets Sebastian and starts to fall for him, she lets herself believe it's possible to outrun the things chasing her from the past. But how to you get away from the things inside of you? How do you run from yourself?

Just as she gives up and succumbs to the lonely, the unthinkable happens. She finds herself once again trapped in the dark, once again held against her will.

This time she meets the lonely head on. In the darkest corners of her mind, she discovers there is more to her world than she ever imagined. She discovers that the lonely was there for her, protecting her from herself and her secrets.


Just WOW!!!! If you want your mind to be blown then read The Lonely. Holy crap, seriously this book is nuts but  in the greatest of ways.... I was wondering if I was crazy and needed therapy both while reading it and after. This is literally a book that you cannot put down, it will stay in the back of your mind and haunt you like a vengeful spirit. Think V for Vendetta meets Girl Interrupted.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

This New Adult Genre

All YA with a bit more Mature material :)

Watch Dateline tonight for more info..

If you're over 18 and like your books with a little spice (more than regular YA Fiction offers), than this new craze known as New Adult is for you. Basically all the things we love about regular YA Fiction with more graphic details like sex, drugs and profanity typically in a college setting or with college aged characters.

Tonight on the ABC show Nightline, some of the best authors in this new genre will be featured. Such as Colleen Hoover, Cora Carmarck, E.L. James and more...

More information: ABC Nightline

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO

Be sure to check it out...
I'll try to include a link once the show airs. 

Some New Adult examples:



 P.S. I was shocked that Slammed started as a self-published book. And what a book it was!! Good job Colleen Hoover....

HAPPY READING!!!

Cover Love

Cover Reveal & Appreciation


As I start book three, I'm already biting my nails for the next release in the Shadow Falls series: Chosen at Nightfall. And in honor of the upcoming release I just want to fawn over the beautiful cover....

Release Date: April 23

Here are some more awesome covers of upcoming books...





Release Date:                    
August 20th                                        
    
                                                                   Release Date:
                                                                     August 27th                             


I'm sensing a theme here from the looks of things... Hahahahaha. Now just hoping for a better cover reveal of The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa... The release is also April 23rd, not too far away.. Hopefully they come up with something better than all this blueness. (Not that the boooring cover will stop the book from being A-Maze-Balls!!!!!


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Amazon Freebies 2/20

Freebies

Here's some more Amazon Freebies as of 2/20

  1. I'll Be Here
  2. Against the Wall
  3. My Paper Heart
  4. Open Minds
  5. Paramount
  6. Watched
  7. Dark Creations
  8. Breathless
  9. The Trouble with Spells

Love in the 21st (Contemporary Fiction Sampler)


Under 5$
  1. Incarnate
  2. Flat-Out-Love
  3. Loki's Daughters
  4. Epic Fail

Something More Review

Book Review Feb. 16

Something More

by: Mia Castile


Blurb: All she wanted was a fresh start. Moving to Chicago for college, escaping her small town, Nyla finally felt she had it all. Then Jameson is suddenly everywhere, invading her life, school schedule, and dating her supervisor at the posh art gallery where she works. How can she survive her fresh start, when her high school bully is everywhere.... The only thing that scared him about going to college was the crushing fear that he wouldn’t see Nyla anymore. So after graduation, Jameson applied to Roosevelt College, her school, to try to make sense of why he felt that way. Hoping it would only take a semester to understand his strange attraction and why he tormented her during high school, instead he realized that there was something more about Nyla, and something more to the way he felt. Now he must prove to her that she feels the same way.
  ★★ 4 Stars

Something More was a beautiful was a beautiful road to true love; when your arch nemesis becomes the one person you can't live without and all that hate you've been feeling is really just love in disguise. We all had a nemesis in high school, maybe a boy that picked on you far too much. Well, Jameson is Nyla's bully. She finally feels free from the immature constraints of high school and as a college freshman she can become the person she's destined to be. Until Jameson pops back into her life, of course.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Hard to Love Review

Book Review Feb. 15th

Hard to Love

 ★★★ 3 Stars
Sypnosis: Cade takes cares of his sick younger sister by doing what he does best--cage fighting and starring in adult movies, his newest harebrained moneymaking scheme designed to pay for his sister’s growing medical bills. But when his latest gig finds him admitted to the ER, he can’t get the pretty little nurse who treated him out of his head, even though he knows she’s so far out of his league it should be illegal.
 

Alexa has been looking for ways to break out of her Goody Two-shoes image. When her friend suggests the outlandish idea of losing her virginity to the sexy and sure-to-be-skilled porn star, Alexa is mortified.When she tracks him down to give him a piece of her mind, she isn’t prepared for what she finds. Watching him care for his little sister tugs at her heart, and suddenly it’s no longer just about losing her virginity, but about helping Cade. Because Lord help her, she might actually be falling for a porn star…

Hard to Love by: Kendall Ryan

Sadly this book was just okay for me. Maybe I set my sights to high but I just couldn't get into the story and the two (Alexa and Cade) barely have a relationship at all.

Hard to Resist Review

Book Review

Hard to Resist Feb. 14th

Sypnosis: Natalie Carmichael thought that Bryson Daniels would be her world. She planned a bright future with him, cherished four years with him, and couldn't have been any happier, but during graduation night, all of that changes.
Natalie walks in on Bryson cheating on her. One month after catching him in the act, she finally decides to make an escape by leaving for Florida.
She wants to start over, have fun, and be free while also finding a way to mend her broken heart but when she meets Nolan Young, her single-life escapade doesn't last for very long. She tries to stay clear of Nolan and his desires but it's impossible for her. Nolan will do everything that he can to have her as his own, but will Natalie accept Nolan along with the problems of his past? Will she let someone else into her heart that may be even worse than Bryson?
For Natalie, Nolan will be something completely new to her. And for them both, their desires will be completely hard to resist.


Hard to Resist by: Shanora Williams
★★★ 3 Stars

Hard to Resist was both a hit and miss for me. Much of the story felt rushed and too short to feel real and have a satisfying conclusion. Granted, there is no cliff-hanger but the End was enough to make me feel unfinished.

Sempre Sequel

J.M. Darhower Confirms Sempre Sequel in the works

Date and Title Unconfirmed

If you're like me you loved Sempre. The drama, mafia violence and romance all but sucked you in like a great movie... It was less traumatic to read than Captive in the Dark and more intense than Stolen: A Letter to My Captor. If you haven't read it; think Sopranos geared towards YA.
I am so thankful there will a sequel, though Sempre was fan-freakin-tabulous, it did leave us with a bunch of unanswered questions. Like, hello, about Celia's real identity... Slave and unknowing mafia princess (nice combo huh?), can't wait for the drama to unfold. And I really hope Corrado can get around working and killing for the mob but it was all for love.... (*Swoon*)


For more information visit J.M. Darhower blog 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Freebies and New Releases

Some Amazon Freebies as of 2/14/2013

Open Minds
Outcome
Until You 
Hotter Than Hot 
A Kept Man  
Mad About You

New Releases Under 5$
Ruining You
Torn  
Collide 
If You Stay 
Beauty From Pain
Metamorphasis 
Lost to You
The Game Changer
The Rocker That Holds Me
Reckless With Their Hearts
Scornfully Yours
Fresh Ice

Author Signing in June

Meet Some of the Best in Mature YA

For those of you lucky enough to live in the Nashville area. 

For more information visit : Passionistas

Valentines Day Book Boyfriends

Valentines Day

Feb. 14th

 (Or as I like to call it : Happy Blood Massacre Day!!)

 

 If you're single today and still looking for some love. Well, look now further, here are some book boyfriends you can sink your teeth into for V-Day. Grrrr!!!

 


Romance to Die For

  1. Will in Slammed
  2. Andrew in The Edge of Never
  3. Hardy in Fragile
  4. Travis in Beautiful Disaster
  5. Lucas in Easy

And a few more with a bit more drama and action..

  1. Cameron in Crow's Row
  2.  Alex in Perfect Chemistry 
  3. Henry in Heart on a Chain
  4. Carmine in Sempre
  5. Daemon in Obsidian
HAPPY READING!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Fade Review

Book Review Feb. 13th

Fade (Books 1-3)

by: Kate Dawes 

Blurb: Olivia Rowland leaves her Midwestern life behind after graduating from college and heads off to Los Angeles to work for a Hollywood talent agent. Life in L.A. is a culture shock, but nothing compared to the jolt she gets when Max enters her life.

Max Dalton is Hollywood's youngest and brightest movie producer/director/writer. He's wealthy, successful, hot, and there's never a shortage of women throwing themselves at him, but there's only one woman he wants, and he intends to make it happen.

As Max pursues Olivia, he finds that she presents a whole new challenge for him. When Olivia finally gives in the stage is set for a perilous, yet passionate relationship. Together they discover each other's deepest desires, and darkest secrets...

   

2 Stars
Beware Spoilers:
What a disappointment. Honestly, this book had potential but it all fell flat for me. I didn't feel challenged and reading this required having no brain at all. Even the characters are impossible to connect with. Everything was rushed and fits in with a hastily published fan-fic genre. If you're looking for a quick and easy read with sex and more sex then Fade is for you, otherwise if you're looking for something with a bit of substance, you definitely want to move along.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Hard to Resist on Amazon

Release Feb. 12th

Hard to Resist Now Available


Hard to Resist by: Shanora Williams

Now AVAILABLE ON AMAZON 



Natalie Carmichael thought that Bryson Daniels would be her world. She planned a bright future with him, cherished four years with him, and couldn't have been any happier, but during graduation night, all of that changes.
 

Natalie walks in on Bryson cheating on her. One month after catching him in the act, she finally decides to make an escape by leaving for Florida.
 

She wants to start over, have fun, and be free while also finding a way to mend her broken heart but when she meets Nolan Young, her single-life escapade doesn't last for very long. She tries to stay clear of Nolan and his desires but it's impossible for her. Nolan will do everything that he can to have her as his own, but will Natalie accept Nolan along with the problems of his past? Will she let someone else into her heart that may be even worse than Bryson?

For Natalie, Nolan will be something completely new to her. And for them both, their desires will be completely hard to resist.


HAPPY READING!!!

Limitless Review

Book Review Feb. 12th

Limitless

Limitless by: C.A. Williams

  4 Stars

Limitless (book 2) starts a few months after Chasing Leah ends. We don't immediately find out the answer to the question Chase asks Leah at the end but don't worry you won't be disappointed.
I feel like so much happened in this book.

Beware spoilers:

Poor Leah, who has gone through so much, is once again tested physically, mentally and emotionally in Limitless. She's in an accident, loses a baby, almost gets murdered and comes way too close to ruining her HEA with Chase.

Chasing Leah Review

Book Review

Chasing Leah Feb. 11th 

Chasing Leah by: C.A. Williams

  4 Stars

Blurb: Leah Rossi hasn't had an easy upbringing and is looking to start fresh when she leaves for college. Being abandoned by her mom and ignored by her grandma, shes basically on her own dealing with life's everyday struggles and added into the mix is a three year old. But as soon as she locks eyes with a tattooed up bad boy looking Chase O'Neil, shes hooked and has no where to run while she fights the overgrowing attraction that ignites between them.

Chasing Leah was a exceptional novel about a college freshman, Leah, who has more responsibility than most and struggles dealing with life, caring for her young brother and falling in love for the first time.

XVI Review

Book Review Feb. 10th

XVI

XVI by: Julia Karr

4 Stars

Blurb: Some girls can't wait to be sixteen, to be legal. Nina is not one of them. Even though she has no choice in the matter, she knows that so long as her life continues as normal, everything will be okay.

Then, with one brutal strike, Nina's normal is shattered; and she discovers that nothing that she believed about her life is true. But there's one boy who can help--and he just may hold the key to her past.
But with the line between attraction and danger as thin as a whisper, one thing is for sure...

I absolutely loved XVI. Normally not a fan of the dystopian world, I thought this imagining of the future was rather fitting considering the way of our current society. If your normally a dystopian fan then XVI should be right up your alley. There's love, mystery, murder and of course secrets waiting to be uncovered.

Taking Chances Review

Book Review Feb. 10th

Taking Chances 

Taking Chances by: Molly McAdams

★ 4 Stars

There are so many mixed reviews for this book I'm not even going to include a blurb. This is my third time reading this book and I swear even though it breaks my heart and makes me leak like a damn, I love it even more each time.
In many ways, Taking Chances is a mixture of many other Mature Ya books out there. But none of them have Chase and Brandon in them.

Point of Retreat Review

Book Review

Point of Retreat Review Feb. 9th


Point of Retreat by: Colleen Hoover

5 Stars

 Sypnosis:  Hardships and heartache brought them together…now it will tear them apart.

Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will’s past re-emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge…how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop ‘carving pumpkins.’


I could gush over how amazing this book was in a million different ways. Point of Retreat started with a bang and ended with one too. Where Slammed was emotional, Point of Retreat was life-altering and heartbreaking. I was honestly scared to start this book considering how well Slammed ended. I was afraid the plot would only thicken with dramatic events that would piss me off. Luckily, this was not the case. 

CCROTW #1

Cozy Couch Read of the Week

Thanks to this massive blizzard that dropped over 2 feet of snow because I was able to make a dent in my to-read list.

Which brings me to the 1st Cozy Couch Read of the Week

Considering I read so many series books part 2, I don't feel they should be put on the list without book 1, this weeks CCROTW is:

Taking Chances by: Molly McAdams

If you've read this or plan to read this let me warn you: it will break your heart. And put it back together at the same time. Taking Chances is Beautiful Disaster with more emotion and drama if at all possible. It takes the fighting to another limit, relationship drama worthy of Jerry Springer and two smokin hott guys that will leave you with a sense of loss over their fictionality.

Review to Come..


Sea of Tranquility Reveiw


Book Review

The Sea of Tranquility  Feb. 9th  

by: Katja Millay

4 Stars

         


Blurb: Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her—her identity, her spirit, her will to live—pay.

Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.


Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But the more he gets to know her, the more of an enigma she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding—or if he even wants to.

*ARC Provided by NetGalley for an honest Review*

Intense. Sea of Tranquility is an intense, emotional ride that will leave you guessing and in as much pain as the characters. It seems like all these characters do is suffer and most of their suffering is self-inflicted after each deals with tragedy.

Onyx Review

Book Review

 Feb. 7th

Onyx by: Jennifer Armentrout

5 Stars

Blurb:  Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.


Something worse than the Arum has come to town…


The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we're linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, I'm falling for Daemon. Hard.
But then everything changes…


I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

 
As if the series couldn't get any better Onyx blew me away. (Onyx is book two in the Lux Series). Unlike Obsidian, which now feels like the Intro book, I was sucked into the alien life and the electric sexual tension between Daemon and his 'Kitten.'

Friday, February 8, 2013

Edge of Never Sequel

J.A. Redmerski Confirms Sequel on the Horizon


What more can I say but yah!!!! I completely loved The Edge of Never and now that I know there is going to be a part two (whether it be a prequel, sequal or spin-off) I can't stop bouncing up and down.

"Yes, there will be either a sequel, prequel or spin-off, but I can’t confirm which just yet. We are waiting on the official cover for that book to be finalized and then it will be announced."- J.A. Redmerski

The Edge of Never, was an emotional roller-coaster that I never wanted to end. Unfortunately it did, minus the usual hear-wrenching cliffhanger and I felt everything was resolved but now with whatever comes next, I'm desperately waiting to find out.

Full Article Here:
J.A. Redmerski Blog
Sequel News

Straight from J.A. Redmerski: " THE EDGE OF ALWAYS,*mostly* be in the POV of Andrew Parrish! And the cover will look a lot like Camryn’s cover except it will have Andrew on it!"

Life doesn't get much better than that lol.. HAPPY READING!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Slammed Review

Book Review

The novel even Non-Poets will appreciate!!

Slammed by: Colleen Hoover

★ 5 Stars 

Blurb:  Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's losing hope.
Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.
Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.

Slammed will make you laugh, cry (the good kind) and change your life. It will easily become one of your favorite books, even after reading it five times. 

Lux Series (Releases)

Lux Series

by: Jennifer Armentrout

So I recognize there is a tremendous amount of Daemon fans, from Obsidian out there and now that I am part of the band-wagon I thought a series overview was needed. Why? Well, because we want more!!!

 
Book I - Obsidian
Released May 2012

Book II - Onyx
Released August 2012

Book III - Opal
Released December 2012

And now we must wait.... For the final 2. On a positive note, there has not been a cliff-hanger that will leave you unhappy or literally willing to sell your soul for the next book just to figure out what happens.

There is also a Book 1/2 that features Dee and Daemon's brother Dawson. (e-book only until Feb. 12th) But a good way to separate the gap between release dates and still stay with the characters you love.

Book IV -  Origin
Release July 2013

Book V - Untitled
Release 2014 (But let's hope sooner, maybe, Fall 2013 *fingers crossed*)

If you haven't read this series, go get it. What are you waiting for. You need to read this, it will make you happy! If you're cheap like me, check the library and they can send it from elsewhere or in my case by it for you and you're still helping the author. Not to mention all the people who will check out the book after you and live a changed life, lol.

On a bright note, many devoted Lux fans are mad there is an end in sight at all. I must say I prefer knowing what to expect and a basic idea on when to expect it. Sometimes reading a series can be the most frustrating thing, when each book is released so far away and you lose that connection you had with the story and the characters. The Morganville Vamp series and The House of Night have added, (thanks to publishing and renewal contracts) but, at some point the same story gets old and there needs to be an end. I cannot believe these two series are going on so long, I mean after 10 is kind of a drag and I need some closure already. Even at that point, don't our characters deserve a break?

Book V predictions and hopes:
  • A miraculous appearance of a ship to return the Lux to their 'non-destroyed' planet, where Katy and Daemon can live in blissful harmony with their bi-racial alien babies.

Links:
Jennifer Armentrout Home Page
Jennifer's Goodreads Page
Lux Series on Facebook
Fansite

Obsidian Review

Book Review


Obsidian by: Jennifer Armentrout

4 Stars ★★★

We Come in Peace!!

Blurb: Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don't kill him first, that is

Obsidian was such a pleasure to read and this rocky relationship between Katy and Daemon that thrives, lives and feeds off of their mutual dislike for one another was captivating. The bickering is non-stop and reeks of sexual tension.. Grrrr 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Review: Girl of Nightmares

Book Review

Girl of Nightmares by: Kendare Blake

3 Stars

Blurb: It's been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can't move on.

His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live—not walk around half dead. He knows they're right, but in Cas's eyes, no living girl he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with.

Flat Out Love Review

Book Review

Flat Out Love by: Jessica Park

★★★ 4 Stars

Blurb: Something is seriously off in the Watkins home. And Julie Seagle, college freshman, small-town Ohio transplant, and the newest resident of this Boston house, is determined to get to the bottom of it. When Julie's off-campus housing falls through, her mother's old college roommate, Erin Watkins, invites her to move in. The parents, Erin and Roger, are welcoming, but emotionally distant and academically driven to eccentric extremes. The middle child, Matt, is an MIT tech geek with a sweet side ... and the social skills of a spool of USB cable. The youngest, Celeste, is a frighteningly bright but freakishly fastidious 13-year-old who hauls around a life-sized cardboard cutout of her oldest brother almost everywhere she goes.

And there's that oldest brother, Finn: funny, gorgeous, smart, sensitive, almost emotionally available. Geographically? Definitely unavailable. That's because Finn is traveling the world and surfacing only for random Facebook chats, e-mails, and status updates. Before long, through late-night exchanges of disembodied text, he begins to stir something tender and silly and maybe even a little bit sexy in Julie's suddenly lonesome soul.

To Julie, the emotionally scrambled members of the Watkins family add up to something that ... well ... doesn't quite add up. Not until she forces a buried secret to the surface, eliciting a dramatic confrontation that threatens to tear the fragile Watkins family apart, does she get her answer.

 Flat Out Love was a refreshing mix of smart-witty dialogue with a big mystery that keeps readers pondering all the clues like members of the Mystery gang. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Book Review Feb. 4


Beautifully Damaged by: :L.A. Fiore

4Stars

Blurb: Ember Walsh was always the quiet one, enjoying a book and a glass of wine over the noise and crowds of a club, but when her best friend asks her to come out and meet the boy she likes Ember's world is turned upside down. He appears like a mythical avenging angel, inked, gorgeous and completely out of her league but one look and Ember no longer wants the quiet, she wants him.

Trace Montgomery has buried his damaged past with women and fighting until one day he meets an angel and suddenly he wants more, he wants her. For her, he's determined to overcome his demons but will the dark secret that links their pasts bring them closer or will it tear them apart.

I really should have written this review last night when I finished the book. I just don't have as much to say about it now. This book takes on a very similar aspect to many others, young college student meets troubled guy covered in tattoos that loves to fight... Sound familiar (Taking Chances, Beautiful Disaster etc...).

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Book Review Feb. 3


Beautiful Bastard by: Christina Lauren

5 Stars

Blurb: An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling. Discover the story that garnered more than two million reads online.

Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting, blunt, inconsiderate—and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard.

Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family’s massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who’d been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative—completely infuriating—creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he’s never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe’s so tempting he’s willing to bend the rules—or outright smash them—if it means he can have her. All over the office. As their appetites for one another increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what they’re willing to lose in order to win each other.

Hottttt!!! One word to describe this book. Thanks to an ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, I'm now wishing I had my own panty rippin' boss. Yeah, Mr. Ryan can be a bit of a bastard but Chloe can dish eat it just as easily. 
The chemistry between these two would melt steel. Brings to mind the elementary school lesson; the more a boy like you the more he picks on you. And boy, do these to fight. 

"I hated her so much in that  moment. I hated that she was right and I was wrong, and I hated that she was forcing me to make a choice. I hated how much I wanted her, most of all," Mr. Ryan.

These two have nothing but a love-hate relationship throughout the majority of the book. Most times it's comical because you can only hope these two see the light.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Book Review Feb. 2

Reached by: Allie Condie

 5 Stars


(This is the final book in the series...)
All through the day I had numerous thoughts on how much I loved this book. I was so happy we got to see Xander's point of view and what a selfless guy he turned out to be. I was a bit shocked by the almost sudden appearance of Lei (who's hidden identity seemed annoyingly convenient) but then I had to remind myself how sped up everything was. Months and weeks pass in matter of pages and usually that leaves some sort of disconnect between the characters but thankfully that was not the case with Reached.
I found the sudden uprising of 'The Rising' to be too rushed. Ky and Cassia make it to them and in no time they are usurping the 'Society.'
Which brings me to my favorite shock moment in the entire book. I thought the idea of the Society creating the initial virus was genius and what they did with the pills to control the citizens, mind-blowing. Best of all the 'Society' actually being the Rising in order to 'predict the outcome' and still maintain control was a genius twist. A little far fetched to be given so much information at one time but alas it is a dystopian world and excuse the French but, 'shit happens.'
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