Thursday, May 31, 2012

May Wrap Up :)

Hey everyone,
Here to show you all the books I read for the month of May and what I thought of them, ratings!
I enjoyed every book I read this month :D

Books Mentioned
The Shapeshifter's Secret by Heather Ostler - 4 stars
Bear Meets Girl by Shelly Laurenston - 5 stars
The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston - 4 stars
Dreamless by Josephine Angelini - 5 stars
The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson - 4 stars
Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London - 4.5 stars
Insurgent by Veronica Roth - 5 stars
Taken By Storm by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - 5 stars
Trafficked by Kim Purcell - 4 stars

Monday, May 28, 2012

Trafficked by Kim Purcell

by Kim Purcell
Released |February 16th 2012 by Viking Juvenile|
Edition |Hardback, 384 pages|
A 17-year-old Moldovan girl whose parents have been killed is brought to the United States to work as a slave for a family in Los Angeles.

Hannah believes she’s being brought from Moldova to Los Angeles to become a nanny for a Russian family. But her American dream quickly spirals into a nightmare. The Platonovs force Hannah to work sixteen-hour days, won’t let her leave the house, and seem to have a lot of secrets—from Hannah and from each other.

Stranded in a foreign land with false documents, no money, and nobody who can help her, Hannah must find a way to save herself from her new status as a modern-day slave or risk losing the one thing she has left: her life.

I would start off saying that this book is for mature teens and older. I has some serious issues that some people might now be able to handle. The book was really good. It wasn't how I thought it was going to be.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Taken By Storm by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Taken by Storm
(Raised by Wolves, #3)
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Released |May 22nd 2012 by EgmontUSA|
Edition |Ebook|
Bryn knows first-hand that being the alpha of a werewolf pack means making hard decisions, and that being human makes things a thousand times worse. She's prepared to give up her humanity, but the wolf who promised to Change her is waiting - though for what, Bryn doesn't know. Still human, she must take her place in the werewolf Senate, the precarious democracy that rules the North American packs. Standing side by side with werewolves who were ancient long before she was ever born is enough of a challenge, but Bryn soon learns that the Senate has been called to deal with a problem: the kind of problem that involves human bodies, a Rabid werewolf, and memories that Bryn, Chase, and the rest of their pack would rather forget. With bodies stacking up and political pressure closing in from all sides, Bryn and her pack are going to have to turn to old enemies and even older friends for help - especially when it starts to look like this time, the monster might be one of their own.

 One word...AMAZING! Why is this werewolf series Jennifer Lynn Barnes has written so awesome? The epitome of awesomesauce! Her unique writing style and wonderful creation of awesome characters just blows my mind!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Book Hauling It Up (3)

Back with another Book Hauling It Up :)
I got 4 great books this week that I am really excited for!
Don't forget to leave your links so I can check out your hauls :)

Books Mentioned

Friday, May 25, 2012

From Me To You (3) - Picking a book out tbr pile

 About - From Me To You
From me to you is something that I decided to do on my blog. Where I talk about a certain topic that people may have asked me or that is a topic going around on blogs! I hope everyone enjoys this :) It's something I just decided to do. Keep in mind these thoughts are just my opinions and experiences with book blogging from me to you :) I'm going to try to do these weekly or maybe every two weeks. I don't know how that will go.
This Week's Topic

Picking A Book Out Your TBR Pile

Maybe some of you are like me where you have so many books in your ever growing tbr pile that your don't know which books to read first.  It's so hard for me to pick my next book to read because I have so many books in my pile that I really really want to read and are my top books to read and new releases that aren't so new anymore, it's hard to choose!

Sometimes how I choose, is that as I reading a current book, a book title will keep popping up in my head as I'm reading. Weird, I know. But that happens sometimes to me and it ends up being my next book to read.  And I have played the 'lay some books out, close your eyes, and pick one game' a few times lol! That's when I really couldn't choose. I'd lay out my top picks and go from there :) That's sad right!

When it comes to ARCs, I read them by release date. Say a book comes out June 4th and one June 29th, I'll read the one that releases on June 4th first and etc. But if I have some ARCs that release on the same date then I'll read the one that I've been wanting to read and just can't wait.

That's pretty much what I do when it comes to choosing a book to read out my tbr pile :) Hope you enjoyed! Until next time...

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

(Divergent Trilogy, #2)
by Veronica Roth
Released |May 1st 2012 by HarperTeen|
Edition |Hardback, 525 pages|
One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.
The sequel to Divergent was amazing :) A must get your hands on immediately kind of book! I still think I loved Divergent better, but Insurgent was not too far behind!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Darkness Before Dawn (ARC) giveaway!

Hey everyone,
I am having a giveaway for my ARC of Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London.
It was an awesome book and I would like to share it with one lucky winner.
4.5 star review
(US only)

Darkness Before Dawn 
(Darkness Before Dawn, #1)
by J.A. London 
Released |May 29th 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers|
Edition |ARC, 342 pages| 
This electrifying new trilogy blends the best of paranormal and dystopian storytelling in a world where the war is over. And the vampires won.

Humans huddle in their walled cities, supplying blood in exchange for safety. But noteven that is guaranteed. Dawn has lost her entire family and now reluctantly serves as the delegate to Lord Valentine, the most powerful vampire for miles. It isn’t until she meets Victor, Valentine’s son, that she realizes not all vampires are monsters....

Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London

Darkness Before Dawn
(Darkness Before Dawn, #1)
by J.A. London
Released |May 29th 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers|
Edition |ARC, 342 pages|
This electrifying new trilogy blends the best of paranormal and dystopian storytelling in a world where the war is over. And the vampires won.

Humans huddle in their walled cities, supplying blood in exchange for safety. But not even that is guaranteed. Dawn has lost her entire family and now reluctantly serves as the delegate to Lord Valentine, the most powerful vampire for miles. It isn’t until she meets Victor, Valentine’s son, that she realizes not all vampires are monsters....

Darkness Before Dawn is a fresh new story with captivating characters, unexpected plot twists, a fascinating setting, and a compelling voice. Written under the name J. A. London by a talented mother-son team, the trilogy is perfect for fans of True Blood and the House of Night and Morganville Vampires series.
I rate this book 4.5 stars :) I thought it was amazing! The cover, the characters, and the premise did not disappoint.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Cover Reveals

Make Believe

Release Date: December 3, 2012
Target Reader: Adult Keywords: FantasyParanormal RomanceRomance
Sacrificial Oath by Terri Rochenski
An impetuous act unwittingly makes Alesuela the fulfillment of the Sovereign’s Blood Oath to their Goddess. In five days, she’ll be forced to make the greatest choice of her life: become the virginal sacrifice already promised, or force the man she loves most to die in her place. 
With an impossible choice in front of her, she searches for ways to undo the oath, and in her quest, finds not everything in her life is as she expects.

The Amulet of Ormisez by J. Keller Ford
There is only one way to save Elton Fletcher’s brother from an insanity-ridden death.
After years away from home, fighting for his people, Elton returns to discover his only sibling, Cayden, possessed by greed and malice, and responsible for malicious, unthinkable deeds. Cayden, though, isn’t the only one afflicted by the Amulet of Ormisez, and Elton finds himself in yet another battle, where the price of failure could be his own life.

Birthright by Lynda R. Young
Christa can mask the pain and hide the scars, but running from a birthright is impossible. 
She’s tried to escape her grief by fleeing to a small town in Florida. Much to her frustration, the locals think they recognize her even though she's never been there before. To make things worse, a man named Jack spouts outrageous theories about her.
Both spur Christa to bolt, to start fresh yet again, but there’s something about Jack that intrigues her enough to stay. The only problem? Someone else wants her to leave, and they won’t stop until she’s dead.

Petrified by Kelly Said
A mysterious storm has replaced summer with winter, devastating crops and smothering Castle lands in snow.  Prince Sterling August stands alone as a leader, lost in personal grief as well as a desire to help his people but with an inability to do either. 
The answers he needs await him, but without Lochlyn, a woman who’s just as isolated as Sterling, he’ll never see what stands before him, cloaked in illusion.

Last Winter Red by Jennifer M. Eaton
Emily is a Red, a woman whose sole purpose in life is to produce offspring. When her husband dies and leaves her childless, she risks her life and forsakes the safety of Terra—a disease-free city born after the nuclear holocaust. Beyond its boundaries, she knows, survives a man with whom she can be properly paired.
The Outside, though, holds secrets the government struggles to keep, and what Emily discovers on her quest for a mate will change her life forever.

Escort to Insanity by J.A. Belfield
From a charity auction, to a stroll in the park, to the craziest night of her life. Nicole Harrington can’t help but wonder how a simple event went so drastically wrong.
Of course, the male escort she booked is wholly to blame. Not only charming but shrewdly intelligent, Benjamin Gold drags Nicole into a platoon of unimaginable problems—ones from which she’ll have to find the courage just to survive.


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Top 11 books I need to read ASAP!

Hey everyone,
I am here with a video telling you guys my top 11 books I want/need to read asap.
Books I haven't gotten the chance to read and have just been sitting on my bookshelf and kindle =/
Sad...I'm always so swamped with review books, I rarely get the chance to read any of the books that I buy now.
Tell me your thoughts on some of the books you may have already read or want to read :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson

The Lost Code
(The Atlanteans, #1)
by Kevin Emerson
Released |: May 22nd 2012 by HarperCollins Children's Books|
Edition |E-ARC|

The ozone is ravaged, ocean levels have risen, and the sun is a daily enemy. But global climate change is not something new in the Earth’s history.

No one will know this better than less-than-ordinary Owen Parker, who is about to discover that he is the descendant of a highly advanced ancient race—a race that took their technology too far and almost destroyed the Earth in the process.

Now it is Owen’s turn to make right in his world what went wrong thousands of years ago. If Owen can unlock the lost code in his very genes, he may rediscover the forgotten knowledge of his ancestry…and that less-than-ordinary can evolve into extraordinary.
Going into this book, I really didn't know what to expect. But I was really surprised by some of the awesomeness in this book :) 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Recommendations (5) - Unexpected Greatness

Dearly Departed 
(Gone With The Respiration, #1)
by Lia Habel
Released |October 18th 2011 by Del Rey|
Edition |Hardcover, 470 pages|
Love can never die.
Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead—or rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie?
The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune and now plans to marry her niece off for money. For Nora, no fate could be more horrible—until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses.
But fate is just getting started with Nora. Catapulted from her world of drawing-room civility, she’s suddenly gunning down ravenous zombies alongside mysterious black-clad commandos and confronting “The Laz,” a fatal virus that raises the dead—and hell along with them. Hardly ideal circumstances. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble . . . and dead. But as is the case with the rest of his special undead unit, luck and modern science have enabled Bram to hold on to his mind, his manners, and his body parts. And when his bond of trust with Nora turns to tenderness, there’s no turning back. Eventually, they know, the disease will win, separating the star-crossed lovers forever. But until then, beating or not, their hearts will have what they desire.
In Dearly, Departed, romance meets walking-dead thriller, spawning a madly imaginative novel of rip-roaring adventure, spine-tingling suspense, and macabre comedy that forever redefines the concept of undying love.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Blog Tour: The Shapeshifter's Secret - Review/Interview/Giveaway

Released |June 12th 2012 by Cedar Fort|
She tried telling herself to stop, but it was useless. Something had fully claimed her mind and body. A sound began to erupt from inside her chest, a deep sort of growl that seized her entire being. She felt as if there was a grizzly bear inside her, trying to escape. And then a deafening roar echoed from her mouth, only inches away from Lancer’s face. It took everything inside of her not to attack him.
In Julia’s life, timing is everything. Like the time her paranoid father put bars on her window so she wouldn’t sneak out at night—even though she’s never given him a reason not to trust her. Or the time this weird new kid showed up at her school and pretty much every girl in sight instantly and inexplicably fell in love with him. What was up with that?
But as time moves on, things in Julia’s life go from strange to seriously impossible. Now it’s all she can do to keep herself and the life she’s always known from falling apart.
This fast-paced action-adventure story is packed with humor, romance, and enough twists and turns to keep you guessing to the very last page. Get lost in a world of hidden royalty, shifting alliances, and dangerous vendettas, but don’t ever forget: nothing is what it seems.

Purchase on amazon:Shapeshifter's Secret
My Review
I really enjoyed this book! Thanks to Netgalley for the e-arc :) The book caught my attention from the cover and the title. Me being a shifter lover played the deciding factor! And this book is about werecat shifters! I read read too many of those.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Mane Event (pt 2) - Shaw's Tail by Shelly Laurenston

The Mane Event - Shaw's Tail
(Pride, #1) 
by Shelly Laurenston
Released |October 1st 2007 by Kensington Publishing Corp.|
Edition |Ebook|
Brendon Shaw, hotel owner and lion shifter, has seen better days. He's been beaten, had a gun to the back of his head, and had to be rescued by a Pack of shape-shifting wolves. He didn't think he'd survive the night, much less find the woman of his dreams. And he never thought the woman of his dreams would have a Tennessee accent and wear cowboy boots. Once he sets his sights on her, the predator in him is ready to pounce and never let go. Ronnie Lee Reed is ready to change her life, and New York City is the place where any girl--even one who runs with a Pack--can redefine herself. First order of business: find a mate, settle down, and stop using men for sex. Even big, gorgeous, lion-shifting, oh-my-what-big-um-paws-you-have men. Then again...
I loved this story with Ronnie Lee and Brendon. It was an entertain read that, once again, Shelly Laurenston gave me stomach cramps from laughing so hard :)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Musing Monday (5/14)

Do you tend to read to the end of a chapter or can you stop anywhere?
Hosted by: The Broke and the Bookish

With me, I tend to read until I get to the end of the chapter I'm on. It's easier that way. If I were to stop anywhere in the chapter at any point in the book, I would have to reread the beginning of that chapter. I get confused easily.

Some times I can stop, when the book switches from different point of views. Like how in some books you get into different characters thought process. I can stop at those points too. But Usually I just stop at the next chapter. It keeps things simple :)

Where do you stop?

Cover Reveals

Darkness & Light

by J.A. Belfield 
Released |July 1, 2011|
ebook Re-Release Date
|June 1, 2012 (with bonus scene content!)| 
Target Reader |Adult| 
Keywords |Paranormal RomanceRomanceUrban FantasyWerewolf|
Jem Stonehouse, a housewife with a neurotic husband bent on keeping her in line, dreams about werewolves in, what she believes, is a bid to escape boredom. 
Sean Holloway is a werewolf, living a charade within the human race, whose mind drifts to a bond he shares with a woman he hasn't met — at least, not in this lifetime. 
Apart, the two are safe but live unfulfilled lives. 
Together, they'll become prey to rival packs just as they have been for hundreds of years. 
When their worlds collide, and not for the first time, instinct takes over. Dreams become reality. Futures are uncertain. To keep history from repeating itself, Sean must teach Jem about his heritage, convince her of her role, and win her love. 
Can Jem accept her destiny before it's too late, or is her inner wolf buried too deep to save her future with Sean?
The re-release of the Darkness & Light ebook will include three bonus scenes from Sean Holloway's perspective.
Double Bonus!

For the month of June (June 1 - 30, 2012), Darkness & Light will be on sale for just $.99 USD.
Other Books in this series include:
Instinct (#0)
Eternal (#0.5)
Blue Moon (#2)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Dreamless by Josephine Angelini

(Starcrossed, #2)
by Josephine Angelini
Released |May 29th 2012 by HarperTeen|
Edition |E-ARC|
Helen needs to get through hell in two ways: by night they reflected the underworld, even worse torments her day that Lucas and they may possibly love. In the underworld, Helen meets Orion. The more time they spend together, the closer they come to. Then something totally unexpected happens, the forces calculated for holding and Lucas Orion: The four houses are combined and Scion, a new Trojan war seems inevitable!

Just like Starcrossed, the cover to Dreamless is absolutely breath taking :D The colors, everything! And just like Starcrossed, the content within the book was just as amazing as the cover! Great sequel :)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Book Hauling It Up (2)

Hey everyone,
I am doing Book Hauling It Up, which Harmony over @ Harmony's Radiant Reads started.
Don't forget to leave your links!

 Books Mentioned

Friday, May 11, 2012

Itching To Get My Hands On (14)

This is a rendition of Books To Pine For.

Released |June 12th 2012 by Razorbill|
Edition |Hardcover, 418 pages|
The second thrilling installment in Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy spinoff series

Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students--children of the wealthy and powerful--carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie, and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Richelle Mead's breathtaking Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive. In this second book, the drama is hotter, the romances are steamier, and the stakes are even higher.
Released |October 23rd 2012 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing|
Edition |Hardcover, 272 pages|
One week after Mara walked into a police station in Miami at the close of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, she has been committed to psychiatric treatment for what her parents believe was a mental breakdown. But what seems like a hallucination to everyone else is a chilling reality for Mara. Someone from her past has discovered her strange, deeply disturbing secret and that someone wants her to pay.

But when no one believes the truth, Mara is totally helpless. The only person on her side is Noah Shaw, as sexy and handsome as he is loyal and cunning. Noah is the only person who can help Mara—as long as he doesn’t get himself killed in the process.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Mane Event (pt 1) - Christmas Pride by Shelly Laurenston

The Mane Event - Christmas Pride
(Pride, #1) 
by Shelly Laurenston
Released |October 1st 2007 by Kensington Publishing Corp.|
Edition |Ebook|
How come all the good-looking ones are insane? That's what runs through NYPD cop Desiree "Dez" MacDermot's mind the minute she hooks up again with her childhood buddy, Mace Llewellyn. It isn't just the way he stares at her with those too-sexy gold eyes--as if he could devour her on the spot. Or the six-four, built-like-a-Navy Seal bod-o-death. It isn't even that he sniffs her neck and purrs, making her entire body tingle. It's more about that disconcerting, shifting-from-man-to-lion thing that unhinges her...and makes her want more. Mace likes making Dez crazy. In fact, he likes her any way he can get her--in bed, on the desk, here, now, again. Together, they'd always been trouble, but Dez has no idea just how good trouble can feel...

 I will be reviewing this book in two parts, since their are two stories within this book. This is Mace and Dez's romantic and crazy story, which was completely freakin' awesome :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Synchronized Reading on Facebook :)

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to make a quick post letting you guys know this blog is now on Facebook!
I finally decided to make one :)
If you would like to join my facebook...
The link:

I'm so excited :)
Feel free to chat with me on there!

CoLS Ebook Giveaway (INT)!

Hey everyone :)
I am having a ebook giveaway of City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare!
There will be one winner and that winner can choose between epub or kindle format.
Just fill out the rafflecopter.
The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from her captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing–but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their knees.

No magic the Clave can summon can locate either boy, but Jace cannot stay away—not from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith’s dying magic has wrought—Jace is no longer the boy she loved. He and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become what he most feared: a true servant of Valentine’s evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. Will the Shadowhunters hesitate to kill one of their own?

Only a small band of Clary and Jace’s friends and family believe that Jace can still be saved — and that the fate of the Shadowhunters’ future may hinge on that salvation. They must defy the Clave and strike out on their own. Alec, Magnus, Simon and Isabelle must work together to save Jace: bargaining with the sinister Faerie Queen, contemplating deals with demons, and turning at last to the Iron Sisters, the reclusive and merciless weapons makers for the Shadowhunters, who tell them that no weapon on this earth can sever the bond between Sebastian and Jace. Their only chance of cutting Jace free is to challenge Heaven and Hell — a risk that could claim any, or all, of their lives.

And they must do it without Clary. For Clary has gone into the heart of darkness, to play a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing the game is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she even still trust him? Or is he truly lost? What price is too high to pay, even for love?

Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

Monday, May 7, 2012

From Me To You (2) - Stand Alones vs. Series

 About - From Me To You
From me to you is something that I decided to do on my blog. Where I talk about a certain topic that people may have asked me or that is a topic going around on blogs! I hope everyone enjoys this :) It's something I just decided to do. Keep in mind these thoughts are just my opinions and experiences with book blogging from me to you :) I'm going to try to do these weekly or maybe every two weeks. I don't know how that will go.
This Week's Topic
Stand Alone vs Series
 Now me personally I enjoy them both :) There are some great things and some bad things when it come to each topic. I am going to give your guys my opinion on each one, what I like about them and what I don't.

Stand Alone books - Stand alone books I don't find myself reading to often. I have gotten into the habit of reading series that when I a come across them, I tend to by pass them. I don't know why because I do love a good solid stand alone book.
What I like about them is that it's one single story and you don't have to wait for the continuance of it. You get it all in a single book. They usually don't leave you with any unanswered questions. The characters development and/or romances are usually pretty amazing. You don't have to wait to see if the love interest actually develop a romance or break it off and then have to wait until the next to see if they get back together...Some dislikes is that the book could be so amazing that you wish there was MORE! You wish there was a part to the story because you feel in love with the characters and want to see where life takes them next. But then, I've experienced with a few stand alone books where I had unanswered questions and never got them answered because that was it. No part 2 to the story.

Series - I read series way more than I do with stand alone books. It's been that way for the last 3-4 years. That anticipation for the next book keeps you going. It makes me want to find out what happens next and how are things going to turn out for the characters. You get a lot of character development in series. It only makes sense that if the series is the continuing, then the character development should too. There is always tons of action in series! And I love action :) With each books the characters go on new adventures which makes it even more awesome.
But some dislikes with series, first off, is the wait between each freaking book! Basically 1 whole year until you get to continue the story and sometimes you forget what happened in the last book. Also with series, they can sometimes drag out. And sometimes some of the books in the series might now be as good as the others, so that can be really disappointing.

But anyways :) These are just some of my thoughts and opinions. Hope you enjoyed and feel free to tell me your thoughts on each!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Bear Meets Girl by Shelly Laurenston

Bear Meets Girl
(Pride, #7)
by Shelly Laurenston
Released |March 27th 2012 by Brava|
Edition |Ebook|
He's big, burly, and way smarter than your average shapeshifting bear. He's also about to get trapped by own his game. . .Lou Crushek is a reasonable, mellow, easygoing kind of guy. But once someone starts killing the scumbags he works so hard to bust, that really gets under his fur. Especially when that someone is a curvy she-tiger with a skill set that's turning Crush's lone-bear world upside down--and bringing his passion out of hibernation. . .
As a member of an elite feline protection unit, Marcella Malone has no problem body-dropping anyone who hunts her kind. But Crush is proving one major pain in her gorgeous tail. The only reason she's joined forces with him is to track down the wealthy human who's got her entire species in his ruthless sights. It sure isn't because Crush's stubborn and contrary attitude is rubbing Cella in all the right ways. . .

Shelly Laurenston has done it again with her hilarious Pride series. The romance was amazing, the laughter was the kind that made you laugh out loud and get you funny looks, and the character where all the same. Which is a good thing!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Book Hauling It Up (19)

Hey everyone,
I decided to do this differently. Same as the IMM, but with a different name.
I am doing Book Hauling It Up, which Harmony over @ Harmony's Radiant Reads decided to do and I really like her blog and decided I'd do it too.
I'm not going to go into the whys of it, I only found out recently so...
On the to my book hauling :)!
Don't forget to leave your links!

Books Mentioned

Friday, May 4, 2012

House of Night by PC & Kristen Cast series review

Marked (book one) Info
Released |May 1st 2007 by St. Martin's Press|
Edition |Paperback, 306 pages
The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampyres have always existed.  In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire -- that is, if she makes it through the Change.  Not all of those who are chosen do.  It's tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling.  She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx.  But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers.  When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny--with a little help from her new vampyre friends.
My Review
I like this series a lot. It's different and has some wonderful concepts about it. But the things with this series is that it's getting to long and drawn out. There are too many filler books that really don't need to be there. But sometimes the filler books are awesome, but some aren't and the filler books always seem to lead up to a book in the series that I loved. I am going to go through my likes and dislikes about this series. I read all the books except the novella, but I do have Dragon's Oath.