Thursday, January 31, 2013

January 2013 Wrap Up/ February 2013 TBR

Hey Everyone,

Here I'm showing you guys all the books I've read in the month of January, which was 10 :)
10 is usually the average amount I read a month.
As part 2 of the post, I will show you the books I plan to read for February!
I usually never stick to the books I need to read, but I'm really going to try.

The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter (for review) - 4 stars
Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck (audio) - 3 stars

The Essence by Kimberly Derting - 3.5 stars
Mating Instinct by Katie Reus (for review) - 5 stars
Soul Avenged by Keri Lake (for review/blog tour) - 3.5 stars
Destined For an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost - 4 stars
First Drop if Crimson by Jeaniene Frost - 4 stars
Duplicity by Nikki Jefford - 4 stars
Bluehour by Brighton Hill  (for review) - DNF/1 star
Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland (for review) - 3.5

February TBR

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday (21): Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
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by Aprilynne Pike
Releases |July 30th 2013 by Razorbill|
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Tavia, the "Earthbound" heroine, is the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed her parents and left her in the keeping of an aunt and uncle. She's safe, she's happy, she should be able to move on with her life.
But... she can't shake the feeling that something's not right- not when she keeps having visions of a beautiful, alluring stranger who wants her to leave her family and flee to Maine, and not when it starts to look like the accident that orphaned her was part of a plot to end her life.
Soon, she's on the run with no one to trust...except the childhood friend she's sworn to love forever, and whose heart she'd have to break to learn the truth about who she is.

Why I'm Waiting...
I came across this book on Pinterest and looked it up on goodreads. I actually really like the sound of this and am interested to check it out when it releases. And I think the cover is pretty also :)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

One Foot in the Grave 
(Night Huntress, #2)
by Jeaniene Frost
Released |April 29th 2008 by Avon|
Edition |Ebook|
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You can run from the grave, but you can’t hide…
Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She’s still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her, but when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind.
Being around Bones awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline rush of slaying vamps side by side to the reckless passion that consumed them. But a price on her head – wanted: dead or half-alive – means her survival depends on teaming up with Bones. And no matter how hard Cat tries to keep things professional between them, she’ll find that desire lasts forever … and Bones won’t let her get away again. Original.

Okay, so I am now seriously loving this series. I finished book one yesterday and now I've finished book 2 today in half a day...So yeah, loving it! I can't wait to read book 3. This series is pure entertainment to me. So far, I definitely recommend the series :)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

(Crank, #1)
by Ellen Hopkins
Released |October 5th 2004 by Margaret K. McElderry Books|
Edition |Audiobook|
Source |Library|
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In Crank, Ellen Hopkins chronicles the turbulent and often disturbing relationship between Kristina, a character based on her own daughter, and the "monster," the highly addictive drug crystal meth, or "crank." Kristina is introduced to the drug while visiting her largely absent and ne'er-do-well father. While under the influence of the monster, Kristina discovers her sexy alter-ego, Bree: "there is no perfect daughter, / no gifted high school junior, / no Kristina Georgia Snow. / There is only Bree." Bree will do all the things good girl Kristina won't, including attracting the attention of dangerous boys who can provide her with a steady flow of crank.
Soon, her grades plummet, her relationships with family and friends deteriorate, and she needs more and more of the monster just to get through the day. Kristina hits her lowest point when she is raped by one of her drug dealers and becomes pregnant as a result. Her decision to keep the baby slows her drug use, but doesn't stop it, and the author leaves the reader with the distinct impression that Kristina/Bree may never be free from her addiction.

Crank is the story of a girl whose addicted to Crank. I have been wanting to read this book for the longest time and I finally decided to get the book from the library. I knew if I would have read this on my own I probably wouldn't have finished it because it was hard to get into in the beginning because of the way it's written (which is unique). But I like the way the woman on the audio book spoke the words and made things flow together.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cover Reveal: Flame by Mari Arden + $50 Amazon Giftcard Giveaway

(Fireborn, #1)
by Mari Arden 
Released |March 2013|
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Some secrets change your life forever.
Have you ever felt invisible? I do. Everyday. I can't get close to anyone, and people can't get close to me. Everytime I feel a friendship beginning, something inevitably happens, and I become invisible again. Unseen. Ignored. It's been a part of me for so long that it's hard to imagine anything different.

Then the Saguinox arrive, and my life is forever altered. People are fascinated by these beautiful creatures who look and talk like us. They're alluring. Seductive. Intoxicating. And two of them are going to my school. Rhys is everything I shouldn't want, but his eyes are like something from a memory. I can't help but be intrigued. He's the only one who can really see me.

Some secrets you're better off not knowing.

I had been found on a cold winter night with nothing but a blanket, and ashes covering my skin. My mother saved me from death, and took me in with love. But she couldn't save herself. I didn't think heroes were real anymore until the day Kaiden saved me. I couldn't believe in miracles until the day he revealed I was the miracle they had all been hoping for. Deep inside I always knew my past mattered.

I just didn't know my life would depend on it.

Author Bio

My name is Mari Arden (Mari- rhymes with safari). Teacher by day, author by night. I love my double life. You can also catch me at the gym attempting to sweat out all the sweets I eat when I write. Key word: TRY. I adore sushi and Chipotle burritos, and wouldn't it be paradise if they could be combined somehow?.... Well on second thought, maybe not. I'm one class away from my masters in education, and feel so fortunate to do two things I'm passionate about: teaching and writing. Adventurous? Come join my double life!

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Book Hauling It Up (38)

Hey Everyone :)

I receive a surprise package yesterday and I'm super excited!
I knew I was getting Flicker and Burn but didn't know when I'd receive it, but had no clue that I'd be receiving the other two!
Made my day!
Don't forget to leave links to your haul!

For Review - Publisher

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection 
(The Selection, #1)
by Kiera Cass
Released |April 24th 2012 by HarperTeen|
Edition |Audiobook|

Source |Library|
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For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself--and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

I don't know how to start of this review. The book was okay. There was some good about the book, but I have to say that there was a lot more bad. When I first heard of this book, I was super excited to read it and then I started hearing a lot of mixed reviews which started making me skeptical, but I knew I would still read it. On to the review!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Books That I Might or Might Not Read?!

Hey everyone,
Sometimes I have an inner debate of whether or not I want to read or buy a book.
Some I might have, but don't know if I'll read or some I want to get, but don't know if I want to buy.
I know I can't be the only one who has this little issue :)
If you've read any of these let me know what you thought of them.
A lot of these might be sequels.
These are the first ten I could think of off the top of my head.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday (20): Unchained by J. Lynn

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
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(Nephilim Rising, #1)
by J. Lynn
Releases |September 24th 2013 by Entangled Select|
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Between the pissed off creatures that want demon-hunter Lily Marks dead and the fallen angel who just...wants her, Lily is about ready to trade in forever for a comfy job in a cubicle farm.
The fact that she and Julian are civil to one another is enough to have her thrown out of the Sanctuary, but she can't shake her not-so-angelic stalker or how he brings her dangerously close to ecstasy.
Her forbidden relationship with Julian provides the perfect fuel for suspicion when a traitor is discovered to be working within the Sanctuary. Lily quickly finds herself hunted by well, everyone.
Her only hope is to discover the real traitor before she loses everything--and she'll need Julian's help. That is, if Julian is really there to help her...and not destroy her.
Yeah, being a Nephilim isn't everything it's cracked up to be.

Why I'm Wishing...
This book actually caught my eye awhile ago and something about forbidden love always interests me :) I don't know why but I love those kind of stories! And the synopsis sounds pretty interesting and I like the cover, so there needs to be a bad ass female ;)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Howl for a Highlander by Terry Spear

A Howl for a Highlander
(Heart of the Wolf, #10)
by Terry Spear
Released |February 1st 2013 by Sourcebooks|
Edition |eARC|
Source |Netgalley|
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A Highland Wolf on a Mission...
Duncan MacNeill is hell-bent on catching the thief who's stolen the clan's fortune and run off to Grand Cayman Island. Duncan has rarely left his homeland and he couldn't care less about an island paradise. He never expected to find a beautiful distraction who will show him just how appealing paradise can be...
Meets a Dangerous Distraction...
Lone wolf and botanist Shelley Campbell headed to the island to study the old growth forests. She didn't count on meeting a handsome Highlander who can't keep his paws off her.

I am so glad to continue on with this Heart of the Wolf series and the world of wolves that Terry Spear has created. In this installment we continue on with Duncan and Shelley's story, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Something about this Highlander wolf, Duncan, caught my attention. Maybe it was the accent?! Probably :)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Cover Reveal: Caged by J.A. Belfield

(Holloway Pack Story, #3)
by J.A. Belfield

Release |August 5, 2013|
Target Reader |Adult|
Keywords |Romantic, Urban Fantasy, Werewolf|

If the meek can become deadly, the strongest can be weak.
For Ethan Holloway, his mission to find a missing werewolf should be simple. Crack a few heads, bust a few chops and the solution always reveals itself. Always.
Not this time.
Ethan’s reputation precedes him, and because it does, someone is ready. Waiting. Unbeknownst to Ethan, he’s about to go down. Hard. Against a foe he never suspected and in a world he never imagined could be real.
What awaits Ethan is a fight not only for his reputation, but also his pack, his female, and his life. If he survives, damage control will become priority number one.
If he survives.
Because even Ethan’s not sure he’s strong enough to take on an entire race all by himself.
Especially one hell bent on exposing who and what he is in the name of sport.


Other Novels in this series include
Darkness & Light (#1)
Blue Moon (#2)

In-between release novellas include
Instinct (#0)
Eternal (#.5)
Resonance (#2.5)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Halfway to the Grave
(Night Huntress, #1)
by Jeaniene Frost
Released |October 30th 2007 by Avon|
Edition |Mass Market Paperback, 358 pages|

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Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father--the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.
In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner--are there actually "good" vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side . . . and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.

Omg, this is one of the best books I've read this month :) I freaking loved it! Why am I just now reading this. If I hadn't have read Once Burned first and others had told me that was the spin off to this series, I would have never started this book. Great thing I did though! This book was amazing :) And once I finish this review, I will buying and starting book 2!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Book Hauling It Up (37)

Hey Everyone :)!
Back with another haul.
I probably won't be buying that many books for awhile (hopefully), gotta save money.
Maybe like one a week or ebooks.
Don't forget to leave your links!

For Review
From the Author

From the Library

Ebooks Bought

Kindle Freebies

Friday, January 18, 2013

Bookish Quotes (2)

Hey everyone :)
I'm here to share with you some of my favorite bookish quotes! Just a couple.
I just up and decided to do it. I've always been the type of person who love quotes.
I'll just randomly look them up or as I'm reading, I love to highlight :) Great thing about a kindle, because I'd never highlight in my physical copy lol. I have a thing for love quote an obsession -.-
Anyways, on to the quotes! 

“It's easy to look at people and make quick judgments about them, their present and their past, but you'd be amazed at the pain and tears a single smile hides. What a person shows to the world is only one tiny facet of the iceberg hidden from sight. And more often then not, it's lined with cracks and scars that go all the way to the foundation of their soul.” 
― Sherrilyn Kenyon, Acheron
“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once.” 
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.” 
― Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

“I don't suffer from my insanity -- I enjoy every minute of it.” 
― Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dance with the Devil

“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” 
― Laurell K. Hamilton, Mistral's Kiss

“When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope.” 
― Pittacus Lore, I Am Number Four

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

Spell Bound
(Hex Hall, #3)
by Rachel Hawkins
Released |March 13th 2012 by Hyperion Book CH|
Edition |Ebook|
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Hailed as “impossible to put down,” the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted.
Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that’s what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn’t as confident.
Sophie’s bound for one hell of a ride—can she get her powers back before it’s too late?

This was fantastic conclusion in the Hex Hall trilogy. I absolutely loved this book :) I loved every single book in this trilogy! Rachel Hawkins does a fantastic job in capturing the audience from the first page to the last page of a book. I highly recommend this series because it's a fave of mine :)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday (19): Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
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Midnight Frost
(Mythos Academy, #5)
by Jennifer Estep
Releases |August 2013 by K-Teen|
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Here we go again …
Just when it seems life at Mythos Academy can’t get any more dangerous, the Reapers of Chaos manage to prove me wrong. It was just a typical night at the Library of Antiquities — until a Reaper tried to poison me. The good news is I’m still alive and kicking. The bad news is the Reaper poisoned someone else instead.
As Nike’s Champion, everyone expects me to lead the charge against the Reapers, even though I’m still hurting over what happened with Spartan warrior Logan Quinn. I’ve got to get my hands on the antidote fast — otherwise, an innocent person will die. But the only known cure is hidden in some creepy ruins — and the Reapers are sure to be waiting for me there …
Why I'm Wishing...
I love this series :) Don't really have much to say! lol I know some people don't but  for some reason I love it.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten 2013 Debuts I'm Looking Forward To

This week's topic for Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten 2013 Debuts I'm Looking Forward To

Hosted by: The Broke and Bookish

I don't think I read to many Debut books because I'm too stuck on reading and finishing series. So maybe this year I do more of that.

I looked on goodreads for a list of debuts and there were so many good ones! Here are some of the ones that caught my eye.

The Collector by Victoria Scott
Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland
Premeditated by Josein Mcquein
Touch of Death by Kelly Hashway
Taken by Erin Bowman
Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton
Pivot Point by Kasie West
The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan
The Last Academy by Anne Applegate
The Ward by Jordanna Frankel

Monday, January 14, 2013

Cover Reveal: Awaken by Sarah M. Ross

(The Patronus, #1)
by Sarah M. Ross
Released |January 27, 2012|
Genre |Young Adult, Fantasy/Paranormal|

Cover Design |Donna Dull of Sharp Cover Designs;|
Reveal Organized by |AToMR Tours
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Lucy Donovan was supposed to have a weekend of fun in the sun, celebrating her upcoming graduation from college. In a split second, everything changed. A drunk driver ended Lucy’s mortal life. Lucy opens her eyes to a world she never imagined possible and a new destiny: as a Patronus, a guardian of spirits. Adjusting to her new role and abilities while negotiating this confusing realm will test her limits and push her further than she ever dreamed she would go. From wayward spirits who don’t want her help to soul stealing vampires, and even a stuck-up British royal, Lucy must brave them all to save one spirit she can’t bear to lose. Further complicating her confusing life is an inexplicable yet growing connection she feels to a member of her team, Max, whose mysterious behavior leaves her both confused and intrigued. Waking up dead was just the beginning of her problems. Lucy’s death is about to become the greatest adventure of her life.
About the Author
I started my obsession with reading at an early age, getting in trouble for sneaking BabySitter Club and Nancy Drew books into math class in elementary school. I would read any fiction book I could get my hands on. I knew it was an addiction when instead of grounding me from TV or music, my mom would take away my books as punishment (The Horror!). My love of all things paranormal was inspired by my good friend Laurie, who convinced me that books with vampires, witches, and all things shifter were amazing. After a little reluctance, I gave it a shot with the Sookie Stackhouse books, realized she was right, and the rest was history.

I grew up in Pittsburgh, graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with my degree in English, and taught 8th graders to love reading as much as I do for several years. I will always be a proud member of the Steelers Nation, but I couldn't take the cold and moved my frozen tush to Florida where I now live with my family and two cats. You will find me now with my trusty Kindle in hand and toes in the sand!

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Fractured Soul by Rachel McClellan

Fractured Soul
(Fractured Light, #2)
by Rachel McClellan
Released | February 2013 by Sweetwater Books|
Edition |eARC|

Source |Netgalley|
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Llona will do whatever it takes to protect her new found friends and home, but the dark plot that is threatening Lucent Academy, a school that’s supposed to be a safe place for Auras, may be too powerful for even Llona to defeat. This fast-paced tale of love, loyalty, and overcoming the darkness will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page!

Fractured Soul was an amazing sequel to Fractured Light! I think I enjoyed this installment better than the first :) It was darker than the first and there was some awesome new characters and different elements that came into play in this story. I highly recommend this series!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Book Hauling It Up (36)

Time for another Book Haul :)
Don't forget to leave your links!
I would love to check out your hauls.

For Review
Soul Avenged (Blog Tour)
Bluehour (From Author)
Blood Warrior (Publicist/R2R)

Gift from my Aunt :)
I will be having a giveaway for this soon since I already own a copy :)


Friday, January 11, 2013

Cover Love (8): YA Male Covers

Hey Everyone :)

This week's edition of cover love is: YA Males on Book Covers
I love seeing covers with males on them and here are some of my fave!
Which is your fave?

The Hunger Games Trilogy Giveaway (US)

Hey Everyone :)
This is a giveaway of the entire Hunger Games Trilogy, books 1-3! (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay)
All 3 books are a paperback copy and the book have the covers of the on the picture above.
This giveaway is open to the US only.

I'm pretty sure most have heard of this series and many may have read them, but when I was out shopping I saw the box of the books for a really great price and couldn't resist picking them up for one of you lucky winners. I don't care if 2 people enter the giveaway lol As long as someone has a chance to read this amazing series!

All you have to do is enter the rafflecopter :)
The box set will probably have to be opened to fit in the package.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Seduced by the Wolf & Wolf Fever by Terry Spear

Seduced by the Wolf 
(Heart of the Wolf, #5)
by Terry Spear
Released |August 1st 2010 by Sourcebooks|
Edition |Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages|
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His first priority is to protect his pack...
Werewolf pack leader Leidolf Wildhaven has just taken over a demoralized pack. With rogue wolves on the loose causing havoc and the authorities from the zoo suddenly zeroing in on the local wolf population, the last thing he needs in his territory is a do-gooder female, no matter how beautiful and enticing she is...
She'll do anything to help wolves...
Biologist Cassie Roux has dedicated her life to protecting wolves in the wild. On a desperate mission to help a she-wolf with newborn pups, the last thing Cassie needs right now is a nosy and entirely too attractive werewolf pack leader trying to track her down...
With rogue wolves and hunters threatening at every turn, Cassie and Leidolf may find their attraction the most dangerous force of all...
Another book down in this Heart of the Wolf series. I feel as though Terry Spear does a great job in capturing an audience into the world of these wolves. The books are filled with pages, but makes for a lightweight read. This installment was pretty good and I did enjoy it, but I felt certain aspects of the books could have been better.

I've been wanting to read Leidolf's story for a while now because he tended to pop up in almost every book so far. So going into this book, I was really excited. I enjoyed this the story a lot, along with the characters and the fast pace of the story. The romance department was kind of lacking to me though. Cassie and Leidolf had an attraction to each other and you could tell. I did like it a little bit, but I didn't feel it was an actual romance. I'm not explaining this well. There was romance, but I guess it wasn't developed enough. I felt like throughout the entire book the two was in the 'dating stage' not the 'love stage' to be mating. I don't think the words 'I love you' was uttered once throughout the entire book. Not even in the end! And I didn't even realize it until I got to the end of the book.

Overall, I thought the story was good, but had a few lacking elements. The book had some good characters and great action :)

Wolf Fever
(Heart of the Wolf, #6)
by Terry Spear
Released |December 1st 2010 by Sourcebooks Casablanca|
Edition |Ebook|
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Fate turned nurse Carol Woods into a wolf, but she refuses to let being a lupus garou define her life. Ordered by her pack leader to find a mate and commit to shifting, there is only one gray wolf that catches Carol's interest; but Chaz McKinley makes it very clear that unless she's willing to accept what she is, he wants nothing to do with her. When a virus outbreak leaves local pack members trapped in their wolf form, will Chaz and Carol learn to trust each other before it's too late for the pack and their one chance at true love?
I really didn't have to many expectations going into this installment because I really wasn't that interested in reading about the two main characters of this book. I was quite surprise that I enjoyed this book as much as I did. I fell for Ryan, of course, and thought he was a fantastic alpha male. Carol was also a pretty good alpha female :) I really liked how this installment in the heart of the wolf series brought new elements. With Carol's psychic gifts, a lot of things happened differently with being able to experience the visions with her and things of that sort. And I loved her final vision with Ryan in it ;) Lots of danger and lots of excitement went on in this book to keep your mind occupied and stuck between the pages! And I also liked how this book didn't jump face first into the romance and heated scenes. There was attraction, obviously, but it was paced :) Overall, I definitely enjoyed this book and can't wait to read the next!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday (18): Of Triton by Anna Banks

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
Hosted by: Pen to Paper
Of Triton
(Of Poseidon, #2)
by Anna Banks
Releases |May 28th 2013 by Feiwel & Friends|
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In this sequel to OF POSEIDON, Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. Syrena law states that all Half- Breeds should be put to death.
As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance among the Syrena turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never known?
Why I'm Wishing...
I really enjoyed book one in this series and I'm really excited to see how the sequel will turn out and I actually really like the cover of this book :) It's so cute! I love anything with mythology incorporated into it.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Bookish Goals For 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is Hosted byThe Broke and Bookish

This week's topic is Top Ten Bookish Goals For 2013. So I will share with you my top ten bookish goals! What are some of you goals? I would love to know.

These are just some small goes that are off the top of my head, but would like to do.

1. Top my reading goal that I had in 2012 :)
Which will have to be 150+

2. Attend an author book signing!
-I've never been to one before and would really like to go.

3. Chit Chat more with my fellow book bloggers, whether it's on the blog, twitter goodreads etc.

4. Read more books outside of the ones I usually stick with.
-I want to try getting into Historical Romances, Steampunk, and contemporary. I don't read to many of those.

5. Try to not go into a book buying frenzy :)

6. Catch up on all the books that are still sitting on my bookshelf unread from 2012.
-I have so many of those *Sigh*

I can't think of anymore at the current moment, so that's all for now.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Touch by Jus Accardo

(Denazen, #1)
by Jus Accardo
Released |November 1st 2011 by Entangled Publishing|
Edition |Paperback, 251 pages|
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When a strange boy tumbles down a river embankment and lands at her feet, seventeen-year-old adrenaline junkie Deznee Cross snatches the opportunity to piss off her father by bringing the mysterious hottie with ice blue eyes home.
Except there’s something off with Kale. He wears her shoes in the shower, is overly fascinated with things like DVDs and vases, and acts like she’ll turn to dust if he touches her. It’s not until Dez’s father shows up, wielding a gun and knowing more about Kale than he should, that Dez realizes there’s more to this boy—and her father’s “law firm”—than she realized.
Kale has been a prisoner of Denazen Corporation—an organization devoted to collecting “special” kids known as Sixes and using them as weapons—his entire life. And, oh yeah, his touch? It kills. The two team up with a group of rogue Sixes hellbent on taking down Denazen before they’re caught and her father discovers the biggest secret of all. A secret Dez has spent her life keeping safe.
A secret Kale will kill to protect.
I was really excited to get my hands on a copy of Touch! I've heard nothing but wonderful things about it and it did not disappoint. It was an entertaining and fast paced read that I highly enjoyed and can't wait to pick up a copy of book 2 :) I definitely recommend this book!