Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Think Would Make Great Book Club Picks (10)

Hosted by: The Broke and the Bookish

1. You Against Me by Jenny Downham
-I believe this book would make a great discussion in a book club because there are so many different elements that are going on in this book. I really enjoyed it.

2. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
-I really enjoyed this book and as I said before, I believe this book would be a great topic of discussion.

3. Sing Me To Sleep by Angela Morrison
-This book touch me to the core of my being. No words to describe.

4. If I Stay by Gale Forman
-I love this book so much. Would make for a great book club pick.

5. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma 
-Have not read this book, but do I even need to explain why this would be a great book club pick. But I do have this book and all the reviews I've read say it's amazing, so I really want to give it a go.

6. Thirteen Reason Why by Jay Asher
-Amazing story! This is another book that touched me deeply. I think a lot of people need to read this book.

7. Willow by Julia Hoban
-This is another one that would make for a great topic of discussion. This real life issue that happens to so many people out there and no one rarely knows who could be doing it.

8. The Faults of Our Stars by John Green
-I have not read this book, but really really want to. Just by reading the synopsis of this book, already has my mind blown away.

9. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
-Amazing book. Something that I think all people should read if they already haven't.

10. I cannot think of a tenth choice.
-Idk. I picked all these books because they have MEANING behind them. They are sad books, but they all have a meaning to them. The ones that I have read were amazing and the ones that I haven't I know they will be amazing.

Alpha Instinct by Katie Reus

Title: Alpha Instinct (Moon Shifter, #1)
Author: Katie Reus
Release Date: February 7th 2012 by Signet Book 
Edition: eBook

Fear has a scent. So does desire…

Ana Cordona has been a strong leader for the lupine shifters who survived after all the males and most of the females in her pack were mysteriously poisoned. As tough as she is, with no Alpha male, the pack is vulnerable to the devious shifter Taggart, who wants to claim both their ranch and Ana as his own. When Connor Armstrong comes back into her life, promising protection, it’s almost enough to make Ana forget how he walked out on her before—and reluctantly accept his offer to mate.

The minute Connor sees Ana again, it reawakens a raw hunger. He must have her for his bondmate—his wolf cries out for it. But his human side knows he must proceed with caution because of their complicated past. If he is to truly have her body and soul, he must go beyond his burning desire and win back her heart. Whatever it takes, he is determined not to leave her side again.

But Taggart and his rival pack are not their only enemies. A human element in town is targeting shifters. Their plan not only threatens Ana and Connor’s future, but the lives of the entire pack…

My Thoughts: 
Ana, who survived with some of the female members of her pack after the males and pregnant females where poisoned and killed, now how to try to survive with no Alpha Male. But not only that, she also has to watch out for the devious Alpha Male Taggart, who wants to claim Ana by force and take her ranch. When Conner Armstrong back up, he offers her a chance to become his mate and protect her from the coming dangers. Taggart is not the pack's only problem, humans are targeting shifters, which may threaten Conner and Ana's relationship and the lives of their pack.

I receive this book via I loved this book. It contained all the elements I look forward to in a book. The characters were amazing and so was the plot. 

Ana and Conner deserve five thumbs up! I loved their relationship. I loved the fact that when they reunited, they didn't automatically just into the I love you's, even though they loved each other in the past. I could understand Ana's attitude and how she felt about the situation with their past. I was like Conner, would you tell her already. If you talking to a book you know you like it. I like how Conner was caring and protective of now just Ana but everyone in the pack.
Another thing I loved about Ana and Conner, is when they connected in the most intimate of ways, that those scenes in the book were not rushed. You could feel the connection that they have with each other as you read it and that is a major plus!

Liam and December was a great side romance you get to experience. I though it was a great idea. I really like Liam, he and Conner act so much alike and don't even realize it. And the cubs were too adorable! Vivian was an added splash of sunshine to the book. I really like her. But you didn't see to much of the boy cub. I hope he gets more moments in the next book.

Taggart, I don't like. He was an jerk. Those type of people I cannot not stand. But  his character made for a great bad guy. You just knew he was always up to know good, always plotting. I want to know more about this "Enforcer" guy also. He seems interesting........

The action was great. Not as much as I'm use to but just enough to satisfy my hunger for it. When the action happens, sometimes its so unexpected. For example, when Ana and Vivian was in the car....I was like, what? Surprised me.

The ending, shocked the mess out of me. I so did not see that one coming!!! Even the reactions of the pack shocked me. Oh, and there was some unfortunate evens in this book that I did not like. Like some deaths and I will not name names, but just know Katie Reus that I am not happy with one of those.

But overall, the book was amazing. A page turner with great romance that will make you blush and some action that will have you on edge. For all you paranormal romance lovers, you should check out this book!

Monday, January 30, 2012

In Conclusion - January

This is my in conclusion video for the month of January. I tell you about the books I read and their ratings :)

Musing Monday (1/30)

Hosted by: MizB
How far along are you in your current read before you start thinking about what you'll read next?

 It's always when I am about 20 pages into a book when I start thinking about what I'm going to read next. I have so many books that I have my mind would just start to wonder. Lol I don't know why, that's just how my mind works and by the time I finish the book I pretty much know what I am going to read next.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Books To Pine For (7)

Hosted by: Kristi @thestorysiren

Title: City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Release Date: May 8th 2012 by Margaret K. McElderry
Edition: Hardback, 536 pages

In Book 5: City of Lost Souls, the Shadowhunters struggle to piece together their shattered world after a betrayal by one of their own leaves them reeling.

 Title: Goddess Interupt (Goddess Test, #2)
Author: Aimee Carter
Release Date: March 27th 2012 by HarlequinTeen
Edition: Paperback, 304 pages

Kate Winters has won immortality.

But if she wants a life in the Underworld with Henry, she’ll have to fight for it.

Becoming immortal wasn’t supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she’s as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he’s becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate’s coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.

As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.

Henry’s first wife, Persephone.

In My MailBox (6)

Hosted by: The Story Siren

-Books Mention-
The Antithesis by Terra Whiteman
In My Dreams by Cameo Renae
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Lover Mine by JR Ward

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hide & Seek by Aimee Laine

Title: Hide & Seek (Games of Zeus, #1)
Author: Aimee Laine
Release Date: March 1st 2012 by J. Taylor Publishing
Edition: eBook

Lie, cheat or steal, no one can catch Tripp Fox. Except one woman.

Lexi Shepherd’s knack for finding whatever is asked of her isn’t sheer luck. It’s a gift from the Greek god Zeus.

That Lexi doesn’t use her ability to search for “Mr. Right” comes from one of many personal rules she has set for herself. Number one is not to let fate dictate her future.

Falling in love with Tripp breaks all the others.

Despite her principles, Lexi’s unable to stay away from the bad boy, and she finds herself toeing the grey line of the law for him.

Zeus, though, didn’t give Lexi and Tripp their talents to make their relationship a simple, easy alliance. He designed it to be exactly the opposite. Impossible. Always.

With their separation, Lexi expects Tripp to forfeit love in favor of destiny. He, on the other hand, intends to beat Zeus at his own game. With a plan in place, Tripp challenges Lexi to take the one action no one else can.

Find him.

The question isn’t can she ... but will she?

My Thoughts:
Tripp Fox goes against all things Lexi Shepard does not agree with. With their gifts from the Greek God Zeus, Lexi has the ability to find things, and Tripp cannot be caught, except by one woman. Falling in love with Tripp breaks all the rules. Despite her principles, Lexi’s unable to stay away from the bad boy. Zeus didn’t give Lexi and Tripp their talents to make their relationship a simple thing. He designed it to be exactly the opposite, Impossible.With their separation, Lexi expects Tripp to forfeit love in favor of destiny. He, on the other hand, intends to beat Zeus at his own game. With a plan, Tripp challenges Lexi to take the one action no one else can.Find him. The question isn’t can she, but will she?

I received this book from J. Taylor Publishing to review because I am part of their reviewers program. So on to the review!

I really enjoyed this book. I loved it so much! It was exciting, the characters were amazing, it kept you guessing, and it was so different than the books I am use to reading.

Lets start with the character, Lexi and Tripp. Those to are what made the story! Tripp was wonderful. He was kind of everything I love in a male counterpart. Bad boy, but loving; Secretive, but willing; and Cunning, but cute. And Tripp was so adventurous. He brought the action to the book, but so did Lexi. I just adored his character! Lexi, was kind of self-conscience to me at first, the goody girl who didn't want to do anything wrong or take a chance. But I really like her character. She wanted to try new things and go outside her comfort zone, but would always second guess herself. Lexi and Tripp's relationship was absolutely, how should I say this, heated. Between the arguing, the sex, and their over all chemistry, what's not to love?!

Emma and Ian always had me laughing. Emma knew her twin and knew exactly what she would/say before she said it, which I loved! I loved when Emma called Lexi out on when she knew Lexi was thinking negatively about an issue. It was so entertaining. Ian was just a trip. But I loved he and Tripp's brotherly relationship.
Marge and Gorge confused the mess out of me in the beginning, but I now understand their whole part in the story. They were adorable!

The action in this book was written out so well. Since I am an action kind of girl, that is one of the things that keeps me flipping the pages and I was not disappointed with this book! I stay up all night to read this book and it is now 5:10 in the AM! I pulled an all nighter but I am so glad I did.

The ending was so sweet and I enjoyed every minute reading it! I would say the only problem I really had with this book was Lexi's inability to trust Tripp. As the reader, I see what he's capable of and how he's feeling. Lol It just frustrated me to know end, because I loved Tripp and trusted him so why is she having the trust issues! Lol Silly me :)

But overall, the book was amazing! I enjoyed it. It is an adult book to all my readers out their. But if you love a good romance, action, and a tad of mystery, I think you'll enjoy this book!

Cover Reveals

Tidal Whispers

Anthology Release Date: June 3, 2012
Target Reader: Adult
 Back of the Book:
Heart’s Desire by Julie Reece
After a terrible accident, Tessa returns to her family beach house to heal. She doesn’t expect to see her first summer crush from seven years before. Cameron, though, reappears and ignites a relationship that’s far more intense than ever before. The only problem? Summer is once again coming to an end, and this time, Tessa will have to decide whether to choose life with Cameron or to never see him again.
The Sweetest Song by Claire Gillian
Under Poseiden’s rule, Circe is the most destructive siren in the Pacific ocean, her songs luring ships and their crew to their watery graves. Not Otis, the best halibut fisherman in the Alaskan waters. His ship, the Calypso, has avoided disaster each time Circe set her sights on him.
Given one last chance to deliver Otis to Davy Jones’ locker, Circe takes to land to waylay the handsome captain. Instead, it may be Otis himself who hooks the Siren.
Pearl of Pau’maa by Kelly Said
Should Miki choose to wed the local wealthy boy she doesn't love, her stomach will stop grumbling. Her soul, however, will suffocate. With one last opportunity before she must concede, she sneaks off for a final dive to her hidden crate at the bottom of the seabed. What waits for her is more than a captured lobster. It's a treasure she cannot claim without great sacrifice or true love. 
The Undergarden by Jocelyn Adams
Nixie, a water sprite, lives a solitary existence as she struggles to understand the strange world beyond her waters.  When she meets one of the pink ones, a curious boy named Wyatt, their friendship blooms into a love that can exist only upon the sands that divide his solid ground from her underwater paradise. Some love, though, once born, cannot be undone, even in the face of death.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WWW Wednesday (7)

WWW Wednesday is hosted by: Should Be Reading
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

 What I'm Currently Reading:

 - I am currently reading Hide & Seek by Aimee Laine for review. I am part of JTaylorPublishing review program and I must say I am enjoying this book so much so far. I am over halfway done. It different than most books I have previously read. So be looking for a review within the week.

What I've Recently Finished:

 -Recently finished Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer, the last book in the Nightshade series. It was enjoyable and I gave it  4 Stars. If you guys enjoyed the first two books in the series, I suggest you check out the final installment. Review here

What I Plan On Reading Next:

-I receive this eBook from NetGalley and I really need to review it soon, and so I plan on reading it next. I've heard good things about this book. So I am really excited to read it.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books Whose Covers Made Me Buy It (9)

Hosted by: The Broke and the Bookish
-Not in any particular order. Just ones I could think of off the top of my head.

1. Starcrossed by Josephini Angelini
-This cover made me by the book and I absolutely loved this book!

2. Sing Me To Sleep by Angela Morrison
-I love this cover. I think it's beautiful and I am a softie! Love also.

3.  Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
- I like this cover a lot and bought just because.

4. Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
-I love my little fallen angel and I am so glad I bought this book because of the cover!

5.Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
-This cover is beautiful and plus Cassandra Clare is AWESOME! When I say the cover.....OMG!

6. Glimmerglass by Jenna Black
-I love this cover so so much and this is what made me buy it. I enjoyed it. Still need to read the other two books!

7. Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake
-Love this cover, Love this book!

8. The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
-I loved this cover, Simple and Beautiful.

9. Entwined by Heather Dixon
-Got the book because of the cover but I still have not read it!

10. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
-Last but not least! Love this cover. I got it because of the cover and all the hype. But the hype was right I loved this book too!

Cover Reveals


Book Release Date: July 9, 2012
Target Reader: Young Adult
She should have run. Now, she’ll have to fight.
Eighteen year old Birdie may be homeless, but she’s surviving, that is until a mysterious guy throws money in the air like a crazy game show host, and she grabs some with the idea she’ll be able to buy dinner that night. 
In that singular moment, unassuming Birdie becomes the girl in everyone’s viewfinder. Thugs want to kill her. Money-guy wants to recruit her. The very hot, very rich and very out of her league, Grey Mathews, wants to save her.
Birdie, though, wants nothing to do with any of them, until she realizes fate didn’t bring them all together. 
Her heritage did.
Now, with only twenty-one days left, she’s got to decide whether to follow in the footsteps of those before her or risk her life for people she’s only just met.

Monday, January 23, 2012

One Day Ebook Giveaway - Touch Of Power by Maria V. Snyder (Closed)

Okay guys, This is another One Day Ebook Giveaway of Touch Of Power by Maria V. Snyder!
This ends at Midnight.
Only available in .mobi format.
Two Winners :)

Title: Touch Of Power (Healer, #1)
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Release Date: December 20th 2011 by Mira
Edition: eBook

Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan absorbs their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Fifteen Realms, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.
Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. Their leader, an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his own, is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince—leader of a campaign against her people. As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Because the price of peace may well be her life...

In My MailBox (5)

Sorry for the Lare In My MailBox but here its is :)
Hope you like!
A lot of books!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer

Title: Bloodrose (Nightshade, #3)
Author: Andrea Cremer
Release Date:  January 3rd 2012 by Philomel
Edition: eBook

Calla has always welcomed war. But now that the final battle is upon her, there's more at stake than fighting. There's saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay's wrath. There's keeping Ansel safe, even if he's been branded a traitor. There's proving herself as the pack's alpha, facing unnamable horrors, and ridding the world of the Keepers' magic once and for all. And then there's deciding what to do when the war ends. If Calla makes it out alive, that is. In this remarkable final installment of the Nightshade trilogy, international bestselling author Andrea Cremer crafts a dynamic novel with twists and turns that will keep you breathless until its final pages.

My Thoughts:
Bloodrose is the final installment of the Nightshade series by Andrea Cremer. Calla has always welcomed war, but now that the final battle is upon them, she struggling with the decision of saving Ren and enduring Shay's wrath because of it. There's keeping Ansel safe, proving herself as pack alpha, facing horrors, and ridding the world of the keepers magic. And finally, there's deciding what to do about what to do after the war ends, if Calla makes it out alive.

This book was enjoyable. The characters are all still and same and lovable, even though some may have some major baggage. I like the plot/storyline. This book was definitely a page turner!

Calla still struggles with major decisions in this book like always, being young and having to make so many decisions. Ren and Shay are the same as always, dominant at its best. The boys will be boys. I can't really give to much away with what happens between these three without there being MAJOR spoilers. You guys will have to read the book to find out!

The side characters make me laugh. And I also loved the relationships within the side characters. Ethan and Sabine... Didn't really see that coming! Okay, there may be some MINOR spoilers in this review but I just can't help it! Conner and Adne, I love these to so much! Conner is probably my favorite character and I really like the fact that you get a glimpse of some of his inner turmoil in this book and not just his silly side. I feel bad for Ansel. He is just to sweet to be struggling with everything he has to deal with. It makes me sad.

One thing that I really, really didn't like about this book was Calla. Sorry but she got on my last DAMN nerves. Excuse the language, but I wanted to rip my hair out at times. But with her indecisiveness and the back and forth.... Pissed me off to the extreme! You could tell who she wanted from the very beginning. There wasn't even a guess in my eyes, you could tell by her actions. All the back and forth was a way of space in the book honestly. But I'm not saying that in a bad way. I just think half of it could of been eliminated, but that's just my opinion on that. These issues are what brought this book from a 5 Star to 4 Star, I hate to say. But the ENDING is made up for it it in a way!

The ending! I shed tears when so and so __________! Ugh. I am so hurt. I don't even want to think about it. Andrea Cremer, how could you do this to me. But anyways, I like how things came together when a certain some and his team came to the rescue! I was so excited about that. But the very, very ending of the book confused the mess out of me at first. I didn't know what was going on. Wolves? Humans? That's it? So now this has me wondering, is there going to be a spin off? You guys seriously need to read this book to know what I'm talking about!

Overall the book was enjoyable. I'm sad to see this series end. If you loved the second to in this series, then I suggest you hurry and pick up this finally installment! And if you haven't read this series at all, stop what you doing and go pick up the first book, Nightshade! Wonderful!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Hunting Season by Shelly Laurenston

Title: Hunting Season (The Gathering, #1)
Author: Shelly Laurenston
Release Date: October 2nd 2009 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Edition: eBook


Neecy Lawrence, winged warrior for a Viking goddess and second-in-command of the fierce Crows, doesn’t know what to do with a nice guy. As it is, making up for a past she’d sooner forget leaves her barely polite most days. But Raven leader and loyal Odin warrior, Will Yager, isn’t just nice. He’s gorgeous, hot, and a distraction she simply can’t afford.
Yager has wanted Neecy in his life—and in his bed—for a long time. Not just for a night, but forever. And, like any self-respecting Viking, he’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants. So what if she’s the most difficult, complex, never-gives-him-a-break woman he’s ever known? She’s more than worth the effort. In fact, she’s worth everything.
And if it turns out that twenty-four hours of non-stop, any-way-she-wants-it sex doesn’t work with Neecy? Then it looks like he’ll just have to get a little more creative…
Warning: Contains a strong, intelligent, ass-kicking heroine; an alpha hero with the occasional geeky tendency; gritty, realistic violence; and sex so hot that, well, let’s just say there’s not enough ice water in the world…

My Thoughts:
Neecy Lawrence is a winged warrior for a Viking Goddess and the second in command of the Crow. While making up for her past that she hasn't forgotten, she is rarely in a nice mood. And when it comes to guys, Neecy doesn't know what to do with a nice guy. But Raven leader and loyal Odin warrior, Will Yager, isn't just nice. Yager has wanted Neecy for a long time, and being the Viking that he is, he will stop at nothing to get her. Not just for the moment but forever. But Yager knows in order to keep Neecy, he's going to have to be creative, not matter how difficult she may be.

I loved this book! Out of all the Shelly Laurenston's books I've read, I have loved every single one of them. This book was a fun, light read. I enjoyed it so much much. I loved the plot and the characters, even all the side characters.

Neecy and Yager, of course, were my favorite. Those two together had me laughing every single time. I really loved that fact, that this book had me laughing throughout it the entire time I was reading it. Especially with Neecy and her attitude towards Yager. I also loved there chemistry with each other. They could burn a house down with all that chemistry! Yager was a sweetheart, but I loved that dominant attitude. I loved how the roles were kind of reversed. Neecy was the one with the internal issues towards the relationship with her past, instead of Yager. It's usually the guys with the problems. So I liked that fact.

The side characters: Mike, Arri, Janelle and Didi had me laughing tears. Arri, when she the Crows finally accepted and she became comfortable around everyone, had me laughing. Especially at that last party!

The action was great. Neecy is a bad ass character which I really like. All the crows were. Oh, and speaking of crows, I have never read a book about crows! I was kind of freaked out about that in the beginning! Lol
And the ending tripped me out. I was sitting there trying to turn to the next page but I realized it was the end! Typical Neecy. I want the sequel to be released badly! I want to know what Yager does.

Overall the book was a quick read. It was light and very entertaining. Definitely for people 18 and older. If you want a good laugh, I seriously recommend this book to you!

Early 200 Followers eBook Giveaway!

Hey guys this is an early 200 follower eBook giveaway! :)
Anyone can enter!
There will be 2 winners and each winner will get to choose 2 of the books!
Each eBook is available in .pdf/.mobi format!
Will end Sunday, January 22, 2012
-I will send your books via email and I will ask you which format you would like your books to be in.

The choices are:
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • A Million Suns by Beth Revis
  • Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
  • The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Books To Pine For (6)

Hosted by: Kristi @TheStorySiren

Title: The Selection (The Selection, #1)
Author: Kiera Cass
Release Date: April 24th 2012 by HarperTeen 
Edition: Hardback, 327 pages

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 the palace and compete for the heart of the 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.

Title: Masque Of The Red Death
Author: Bethany Griffen
Release Date: April 24th 2012 by HarperCollins Children's Books 
Edition: Hardback, 320 pages

Everything is in ruins.

A devastating plague has decimated the population. And those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles to pieces around them.

So what does Araby Worth have to live for?

Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery make-up . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all.

But in the depths of the club—in the depths of her own despair—Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club. And Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither boy is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.

And Araby may find something not just to live for, but to fight for—no matter what it costs her.

Title: Bewitching (Kendra Chronicles)
Author: Alex Flinn
Release Date: February 14th 2012 by HarperTeen
Edition: Hardback, 304


Kendra Hilferty, the witch who curses Kyle Kingsbury in Beastly, tells about her immortal existence-how she discovered she was a witch and the various ways she has used her powers to help people throughout the centuries. (Unfortunately her attempts have often backfired.) As it turns out, Kendra has actually had a hand in "Hansel and Gretel," "The Princess and the Pea," and "The Little Mermaid"-but these are not the fairy tales you think you know! Kendra's reminiscences are wrapped around a real-time version of "Cinderella," except the "ugly" stepsister is the good guy. With dark twists, hilarious turns, and unexpected endings, Bewitching is a contemporary read for fairy-tale lovers, fantasy fans, and anyone looking for more Alex Flinn.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Illumine by Alivia Anders

Title: Illumine (Illumine, #1)
Author: Alivia Anders
Release Date: January 7, 2012
Edition: eBook

For the past five months Essallie Hanley has been trying to forget about the frightening murder of her boyfriend. Haunted by vivid nightmares and hallucinations of the event she does anything she can to pretend she's like every other normal girl in High School.

Only Essallie is far from normal. Able to conjure blue fire and a shimmering silhouette of wings from her body, she seeks the only known solace left to her name; her first home in Belfast, Maine.

But she soon realizes that her return home is only the beginning of a long and twisted road taking her as far from her humanity as possible, with Kayden, the demon originally summoned to slaughter her, leading the way. Unable to touch her but oddly curious, he joins Essallie in her search to find out just what she is. But neither of them were prepared for the secrets they've begun to unravel, secrets that will change Essallie and everyone around her forever.

My Thoughts:
Essallie Hanley is trying to forget the sight of when her boyfriend was murdered. Now suffering from nightmares and hallucinations, she just trying to pretend to be a normal girl. But she is far from normal. She can conjure blue fire from her hands and a silhouette of wings from her body.When she returns home to Maine, she is struggling with her humanity. And Kayden, the demon who was summoned to kill her, now following her around. Unable to touch her and wanting to why, he joins Essallie in finding out who she is. But as secrets begin unraveling, it could change Essallie's and everyone else life around them forever.

I really enjoyed this book. It was a light and a quick read for me. I like how the beginning part of the story drew me in. Not the very beginning, but when Essallie goes to the party, that drew me in! Great action from the very beginning. I enjoyed the storyline and the characters.

My favorite character of the story is Kayden, of course! He was different. In the beginning he kind of creep me out. I thought he was weird, especially with what happened at the party. Disturbing! But as the book progressed, I really enjoyed his character. Essallie, I like her at times. Not so much in the beginning. She got on my nerves a tad bit, but not to the extreme. But that changed as I continued to read the story. I liked her a lot by the end of the story. And the little hint of a possible connection between Kayden and Essallie... Loved it!

The action in this book was great. I love action, especially with that final scene in the book when everything comes to light... I thought it was written out amazing and I enjoyed it so much!

But one thing I didn't like about this book was when the book switches and ends a scene, then go into the next one. Sometimes I felt like there could have been more to certain scenes in the book and that it skipped to the next scene to quickly. But that is one of the only flaws I really have about the book. I can't wait to see what happens in the sequel because that ending left me with too many unanswered questions!

Overall, it was a fun read. It was very fast paced, quick read. If you like YA books about a little bit of magic, angels, and demons, I think you should give this book I try! I really enjoyed it!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cover Reveals


Book Release Date: July 2, 2012
Target Reader: Adult
An unmarried woman living in a house of men breeds heresay and lore. If only the villagers knew the truth.
It’s not Jem Stonehouse’s marital status that brings unwanted strangers to town. Rather, it’s that she is the only female werewolf in existence — a prize to any pack.
Sean Holloway, the love of Jem’s life, has gone to great lengths to protect her. As a new attack becomes imminent, Sean realizes he must take greater measures with Jem’s safety or risk losing her forever.
His first task must be to marry her, but a force greater than the largest werewolf stands in his way.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I'd Recommend To Someone Who Doesn't Read X (8)

Top Ten Tuesday is Hosted by: The Broke and The Bookish
-Well since and read YA and Paranormal Romance (adult), I am going to recommend 5 YA books and 5 paranormal adult books.....All will be series because that is what I mostly read.

1. The Maze Runner trilogy by James Dashner
-I absolutely loved this trilogy! Each book topped the last. Some people don't like this book because in this book they make up there own language but halfway through the book you are a pro on the language, so just stick it out! I promise you you will love each book!
2. The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
-This was the first fairy series that I have ever read and I love this series. The second book was kind of annoying at times but don't give up because the last two book are amazing!!!!
3. The Raised By Wolves series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
-This is one of the series that makes me love werewolves so much! I am wolf girl not a vamp girl. So yeah, I  recommend this series!
4. The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
-Words can't even explain how much I love this series! So sad to see it end but I loved Bloodlines so I'm still excited :)
5. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
-I don't think I even need to explain why I love this series.....
6. The Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward
-This is my all time favorite series. I love these Vampire boys so freakin' much! Zsadist and Vishous! My loves.. I think I'm bout to faint! Lol I am going to reread and review these books!
7. Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong
-Clay and Elena are my favorite stories. Love this series even though I've only read Clay and Elena's stories. Maybe I'll go back and read all the others ones too.
8. The Riley Jenson/Dark Angels series by Keri Arthur
-LOVE! Riley Jenson, so freakin' bad ass! I love her :) So glad this story did a spin off with the Dark Angels series because I love it just as much! (might reread and review these books!)
9. Pride/Magnus Pack series by Shelly Laurenston
-This is the reason why I love shifters so much! Her books make me laugh and there Just amazing :) One of my fave series of all time too! I am going to reread and review these books!
10. The Breeds Series by Lora Leigh
-I have read all 25 or is it 26 books. Love these Shifters! As you can see I'm a wolf/shifter girl, not a vamp. The only vamps I dig are my Black Dagger Brotherhood men!

--Other books I recommend but didn't make the list: The Gone series by Michael Grant, The Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Musing Monday (1/16)

 Hosted by: Should Be Reading
What devices --if any-- do you read books on? Do you find it enjoyable, or still somewhat bothersome? Or: If you only read the print books, why haven't you chosen to read on any devices?

-I read on my Kindle Tough 3g, which I got for Christmas and have been loving it! Before I got my kindle I would read on my laptop and that got annoying at times because the light would be to bright and gives you headaches, especially if you are reading for long periods of time.
I love my kindle. I feel at times it can be more convenient, especially when it comes to travel, because carrying around those hardback books can weigh you down. But unlike the laptop, the lighting doesn't bother me, because it doesn't have light. (don't know the official term for this) At night I read with my little book light and its not too bright or hurts the eye.
-But I still buy my print books just as much as I buy my eBooks. My print books, still get more love! But to be honest I love them both, neither have been replaced or anything like that. If I really want to read a book and I'm going to be doing a lot of running around for the week, I'll buy it on my kindle. Or If a book is being released soon and I can't wait to read it, I'll pre-order it on my kindle, so when I get up its there. No going to the bookstore for one thing and ending up leaving with 10. Lol

But all in all. I love them both. Print books more than eBooks. But my Kindle get a lot of love too and I just got it.

Switched by Amanda Hocking and Cinder Audiobook by Marissa Meyer Giveaway!

Okay you guys ANOTHER giveaway! :)
This giveaway is open to the US only. 
And this giveaway is a paperback copy of Switched by Amanda Hocking and a previously Listened to Audiobook of Cinder by Marissa Meyer!
-If you have already read one of these books and want to just enter for one, please tell me in a comment so that will give others a chance to win. (One Winner will get both)
This giveaway will end when I reach 210 Followers! If you want it to end faster, Recommend people to check out the blog. So basically this is a 200 Follower giveaway.


When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until eleven years later that Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - a world both beautiful and frightening, and Wendy's not sure she wants to be a part of it.

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

In My MailBox (4)

Hey guys this is my first "Video" in my mailbox!
I was SO nervous doing this video!!!!! and I'm getting over a cold, so bare with me. Getting the hang of talking to a camera =)
I hope you guys like it and take the time to check it out!
Recorded from my laptop. So the quality isn't that great.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Legend by Marie Lu

Title: Legend (Legend, #1)
Author: Marie Lu
Released Date: November 29th 2011 by Putnam Juvenile 
Edition: Paperback arc (won in contest)

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias' death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

My Thoughts:
Born into one of the Republic's wealthiest district, June is being trained to be in the Republic's highest ranking military circle. Born in the Slums, Day is one of the most wanted criminals the Republic is looking for. From two different worlds, June and Day were to never have crossed paths, but June's brother is killed, the logical suspect they have is Day. While Day is on a mission to save his family from the plague, June is seeking revenge. But what they don't expect is to find out the truth of why they were brought together and why the government is trying so hard to keep its secrets.

I enjoyed this book so, so much! I won this arc book in a contest by @AuthorsRock on twitter and am so glad I did! When I first started reading it, I was kind of skeptical thinking was this my kind of book. But as I continued reading it, I got more into the story and fell in love with the characters right from the beginning. I finished this book in less than a day and stayed up all night to finish it!

I loved the storyline/plot. I loved the way it was written. At first I was kind of confused because the chapters aren't numbered, They just have the person's name of who's point of view your reading from and the fonts were different. But the confusion was easily dismissed after the first few chapters.

Day is probably my favorite character. He caring but he also has to be hard when he is looking so save his family. The republic looks at him as a criminal but don't understand the reasons why he does what he does. I fell for Day within the first couple of chapters. You got to see deeper into his pass as the book progressed and find yourself sympathizing with him.

June, she kind of made me mad at first. As I'm reading the story, I'm yelling at the book to her, "You don't know what he's going through emotionally, don't think that way!" But you know you are enjoying a book if your talking to it! But I liked her as the book progress. What she was dealing with, with her brother Metias's murder and all and with all the things she started uncovering.

This book had me in so much suspense. Me wanting to know what would happen next and who would do what or can they trust this person. Don't like Thomas. He was weird to me from the very beginning and I definitely didn't like the commander. But what I did love was the little glimpses of chemistry Day and June had. So cute!

Overall this book was amazing! Five stars! It was action-packed and kept you anxious. So good! I recommend for anyone who just likes YA books in general and also those who like dystopians!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Kiss Of Frost by Jennifer Estep Giveaway!

Okay you guys, this giveaway is for the US only and Its a paperback of Kiss Of Frost by Jennifer Estep, book 2 in the Mythos Academy series! Ends on the 14th!

Title: Kiss Of Frost (Mythos Academy, #2)
Author: Jennifer Estep
Release Date: November 29th 2011 by Kensington
Edition: Paperback

Logan Quinn was try­ing to kill me. My Spar­tan class­mate relent­lessly pur­sued me, swing­ing his sword at me over and over again, the shin­ing sil­ver blade inch­ing closer to my throat every time. A smile tugged up his lips, and his ice-blue eyes prac­ti­cally glowed with the thrill of battle...

I’m Gwen Frost, a second-year warrior-in-training at Mythos Acad­emy, and I have no idea how I’m going to sur­vive the rest of the semes­ter. One day, I’m get­ting schooled in sword­play by the guy who broke my heart—the drop-dead gor­geous Logan who slays me every time. Then, an invis­i­ble archer in the Library of Antiq­ui­ties decides to use me for tar­get prac­tice. And now, I find out that some­one at the acad­emy is really a Reaper bad guy who wants me dead. I’m afraid if I don’t learn how to live by the sword—with Logan’s help—I just might die by the sword..

Illumine by Alivia Anders Giveaway!

This a giveaway of Alivia Anders new book Illumine. The book is only available in eBook format. And the Formats available are .pdf, .mobi, .epub.
The giveaway is only for will end on 13th, So enter now for a chance to win!
The author was kind enough to provide two copies of her book for this giveaway! So, there will be two winners! When the winners are chosen, I will send your emails to the author and she will send you what format that you prefer of the book. So without further ado.....

Title: Illumine
Author: Alivia Anders
Release Date: January 7th 2012

For the past five months Essallie Hanley has been trying to forget about the frightening murder of her boyfriend. Haunted by vivid nightmares and hallucinations of the event she does anything she can to pretend she's like every other normal girl in High School.

Only Essallie is far from normal. Able to conjure blue fire and a shimmering silhouette of wings from her body, she seeks the only known solace left to her name; her first home in Belfast, Maine.

But she soon realizes that her return home is only the beginning of a long and twisted road taking her as far from her humanity as possible, with Kayden, the demon originally summoned to slaughter her, leading the way. Unable to touch her but oddly curious, he joins Essallie in her search to find out just what she is. But neither of them were prepared for the secrets they've begun to unravel, secrets that will change Essallie and everyone around her forever.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Cover Reveals

--Omg! Have you guys seen the cover for City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare, book 5 in the Mortal Instruments series? Cute! I love it so much! I can't wait until this releases May 8, 2012. 

Brief Synopsis From Goodreads:
In Book 5: City of Lost Souls, the Shadowhunters struggle to piece together their shattered world after a betrayal by one of their own leaves them reeling.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Author Interview/Giveaway: Katie Reus

Hey readers,
this is another author interview and giveaway with one of a new favorite author! Glad I got the opportunity. This interview is with the Author of His Secret Past and Alpha Instinct by Katie Reus. And there will be an eBook giveaway of His Secret Past and an arc Print book of Alpha Instinct.

----(Giveaways are at the bottom of page)----
End on the 14th of January 2012 and the print copy is open only to the US but anyone can enter for an ebook copy of His Secret Past.
You will get the change to win Alpha Instinct by Katie Reus as an Arc in Print format

Title: Alpha Instinct (Moon Shifter, #1)
Author: Katie Reus
Release Date: February 7, 2012 by Signet Book

Fear has a scent. So does desire…

Ana Cordona has been a strong leader for the lupine shifters who survived after all the males and most of the females in her pack were mysteriously poisoned. As tough as she is, with no Alpha male, the pack is vulnerable to the devious shifter Taggart, who wants to claim both their ranch and Ana as his own. When Connor Armstrong comes back into her life, promising protection, it’s almost enough to make Ana forget how he walked out on her before—and reluctantly accept his offer to mate.

The minute Connor sees Ana again, it reawakens a raw hunger. He must have her for his bondmate—his wolf cries out for it. But his human side knows he must proceed with caution because of their complicated past. If he is to truly have her body and soul, he must go beyond his burning desire and win back her heart. Whatever it takes, he is determined not to leave her side again.

But Taggart and his rival pack are not their only enemies. A human element in town is targeting shifters. Their plan not only threatens Ana and Connor’s future, but the lives of the entire pack…

Six years ago, Alexis Baptiste’s world was turned upside down when Hunter Cassidy disappeared without a trace, leaving her alone and pregnant. She’s finally moving on with her life when he resurfaces, just in time to rescue her from a would-be assassin. Forced to join him on the run to protect herself and her young son, Alexis is now in even more danger: danger of falling for Hunter all over again.

Betrayed by rogue CIA agents after infiltrating an infamous drug cartel, former DEA agent Hunter Cassidy has spent years trying to clear his name. He’s not proud of the things he’s done, and knows he doesn’t deserve a future with Alexis, or the son he never knew he had, but he’s determined to protect them from the men who ruined his life. Convincing Alexis to trust him—and denying his feelings for her—is going to be the hardest mission he’s ever faced

Author Interview:

1. Where is the current place you reside and can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I live in on the gulf coast and even though the summers are humid (translation: so gross outside I don’t leave my wonderfully air conditioned house except to go to the beach), I’ve come to love it here. I’m originally from Florida so it’s a nice change of pace having slightly colder winters. Hmm, about me? I’m married, just had my first child six months ago, I’m addicted to chocolate, hate exercising but do it anyway (sometimes) and love coffee!
2. Have you always wanted to be an author and what or who inspired you to become a writer?
No, I’m not one of those writers who always knew what they wanted. I floundered around in college, switching majors a lot and trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. Even after I got my degree I still hadn’t figured it out. Then I read Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger. I don’t think it’s as well-known as her blockbuster hit The Devil Wears Prada (another book I love), but I really connected with Bette, the main character. At the end of the book she realized what she wanted to do with her life and like a freaking light bulb going off, I realized what I wanted too.
3. How old where you when you wrote your first book?
This is bad but I can’t remember the exact year I started writing and it wasn’t even that long ago *g*. I think I was 25.
 4. Do you take part in designing the covers of your books?
 I usually fill out a form answering questions for the art department (what color hair the heroine has, what the tone of the book is etc.) but other than that, it’s completely up to the art department. The only exception to that is for the books I’ve self-published. I have complete control over the final product. Well, to an extent. It’s not like I’m actually in charge of designing, but if I don’t like something I have the option to go back until I’m satisfied with the final product.
 5. Do you have any bad habits that you do when reading a book?
 If I’m nervous about the HEA (which I know is stupid to worry about if I’m reading romance), I’ll totally read ahead to see the ending then go back and finish.
6. Are you currently reading any books?
Yes, I try to read at least one book a week. After a long day I like to wind down by reading, even if only for a few minutes. Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh is next up on my Kindle.
7. Who are some of your favorite authors?
Karen Marie Moning, Nalini Singh, Kaylea Cross, Lisa Marie Rice and Laura Wright.
8. Do you have any advice for those who want to become writers?
Read a lot and figure out what genre makes you the happiest. Trying to force yourself to write to trends won’t work. If you hate paranormal, chances are you’re not going to like writing it. Also, remember that the internet is forever. Think about what you say on line. I think this is good advice for anyone.
9. Hardback, paperback, or eBook?
I have a ton of bookshelves covered in paperbacks, but right now I almost exclusively read everything on my Kindle.
10. Where is your favorite place to read a book?
I love reading a book while getting a pedicure.
11. Romance or Paranormal Romance?
Both! I love most subgenres of romance J
12. Where can people find your books?
All of them are available digitally, my Carina books are also available from Audible (audio, one of my fave ways to ‘read’!), and Alpha Instinct is so far the only one available in mass market format (print). They’re all available at the major retailers whether in print or ebook format so Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony, etc.
13. Do you have any website? (twitter, facebook, blog, etc.)
-Thank you so much for having me here today, Janina!