Monday, August 29, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #273, August 29th

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well...you never know where that next "must read" book will come from!

What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #272
Teaser Tuesday #280
WWW Wednesday #280
WOW #277
Will the Time Come #272
Third Sentence Thursday #262
Random Reads #248
First Lines Friday #267
The Reward Challenge Update #258
Follow Friday #250
How Well I Stuck to It #102
Wrote that Review Update #107
Show the Books Showcase #25

Week 35 Reviews:
Secrets of the Demon
Dreaming of Antigone
Some Boys
Gone Too Far
Judas Kiss
The Cold Room
Nothing Left to Burn
Replica
Hemlock
Thornhill
Willowgrave

Tours:
Intertwined: Review

ARC August:
Update 14
Update 15
August 16
August 17
Update 18
Update 19
Update 20
Update 21
Update 22

Random:
Eliza Crewe Author Page
Patty Blount Author Page
We Have the Cover of Ghostwalker #13!!!!

OK, so I got  posts in 7 days, What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read Magic Binds and Wild Embrace.

Mercenary Kate Daniels knows all too well that magic in post-Shift Atlanta is a dangerous business. But nothing she's faced could have prepared her for this…

Kate and the former Beast Lord Curran Lennart are finally making their relationship official. But there are some steep obstacles standing in the way of their walk to the altar…

Kate's father, Roland, has kidnapped the demigod Saiman and is slowly bleeding him dry in his never-ending bid for power. A Witch Oracle has predicted that if Kate marries the man she loves, Atlanta will burn and she will lose him forever. And the only person Kate can ask for help is long dead.

The odds are impossible. The future is grim. But Kate Daniels has never been one to play by the rules…
The "alpha author of paranormal romance"* presents a stunningly sensual collection of four all-new Psy-Changeling novellas, in which taboos are broken, boundaries are crossed, and instincts prove irresistible...

Echo of Silence In a deep-sea station, Tazia Nerif has found her life's work as an engineer, keeping things running smoothly. But she wants nothing more than to break down the barrier of silence between her and her telekinetic Psy station commander...

Dorian A changeling who can never shift lives a life of quiet frustration--until he learns how to let his leopard come out and play...

Partners in Persuasion Still raw from being burned by a dominant female, wolf changeling Felix will never again risk being a plaything. But for dominant leopard Dezi, he's the most fascinating man she's ever met. She just has to convince this gun-shy wolf that he can trust the dangerous cat who wants to take a slow, sexy bite out of him...

Flirtation of Fate Seven years ago, Kenji broke Garnet's heart. Now the wolf packmates have to investigate the shocking murder of one of their own. And the more Kenji sees of the woman Garnet has become, the deeper he begins to fall once more. But even his primal instincts are no match for the dark secret he carries.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

ARC August Update 22

So the next ARC I read was The Fixes. I'll be reading The Thousandth Floor next.

Reading Journey:

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Started On: August 1st
Finished On: August 1st, 11:51 PM
Pages Read: 448

Unraveled by Jennifer Estep
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 8:58 PM
Pages Read: 400

Body Shot by Kelly Jamieson
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 10:45 PM
Pages Read: 263

The Form of Things Unknown by Robin Bridges
Started On: August 4th
Finished On: August 4th, 12:24 PM
Pages Read: 304

Deliverance by C.J. Redwine
Started On: August 5th
Finished On: August 5th, 11:27 AM
Pages Read: 480

The Swan Riders by Erin Bow
Started On: August 5th
Finished On: August 5th, 9:20 PM
Pages Read: 384

Cracked by Eliza Crewe
Started On: August 5th
Finished On: August 5th, 10:29 PM
Pages Read: 327

The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
Started On: August 6th
Finished On: August 6th, 11:20 PM
Pages Read: 384

Undead With Benefits by Jeff Hart
Started On: August 7th
Finished On: August 7th, 11:20 PM
Pages Read: 416

Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas
Started On: August 8th
Finished On: August 8th, 8:37 PM
Pages Read: 432

The Telling by Alexandra Sirowy
Started On: August 10th
Finished On: August 10th, 11:51 PM
Pages Read: 400

Transcendent by Lesley Livingston
Started On: August 14th
Finished On: August 14th, 12:48 PM
Pages Read: 343

Vanished by E.E. Cooper
Started On: August 14th
Finished On: August 14th, 9:35 PM
Pages Read: 320

Dreaming of Antigone by Robin Bridges
Started On: August 22nd
Finished On: August 22nd, 4:48 PM
Pages Read: 304

Some Boys by Patty Blount
Started On: August 22nd
Finished On: August 22nd, 9:04 PM
Pages Read: 352

Gone Too Far by Natalie D. Richards
Started On: August 23rd
Finished On: August 23rd, 8:01 PM
Pages Read: 320

Nothing Left to Burn by Patty Blount
Started On: August 25th
Finished On: August 25th, 11:15 PM
Pages Read: 368

Replica by Lauren Oliver
Started On: August 26th
Finished On: August 26th, 3:18 PM
Pages Read: 554

Willowgrave by Kathleen Peacock
Started On: August 26th
Finished On: August 26th, 11:49 PM
Pages Read: 384

Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews
Started On: August 27th
Finished On: August 27th, 3:09 AM
Pages Read: 1 of 384

A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn
Started On: August 27th
Finished On: August 27th, 11:38 PM
Pages Read: 352

The Fixes by Own Mathews
Started On: August 28th
Finished On: August 28th, 7:29 PM
Pages Read: 528

The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee
Started On: August 28th
Currently On: Page 1 of 448

Goals: 20
Read: 22
Pages Read: 8417

Show the Books Showcase #25, August 28th

There are a ton of books out there! So here's a chance to organize some books and show them off in various ways!

So this week's theme is


Publisher:
Published:
From Goodreads:
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What's Interesting:

And next week's theme is going to be

Wrote that Review Update #107, August 28th

Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!
If you want to participate, set a certain amount of reviews to write, and once you make that goal, you can get a reward!

My reviews to reward is writing all of the reviews of the week, and I motivated myself to write my review for Intertwined, Secrets of the Demon, Dreaming of Antigone, Some Boys, Gone Too Far, Judas Kiss and The Cold Room, Nothing Left to Burn, Replica, Hemlock, Thornhill, Willowgrave,  so I have 9 of 9 reviews written!

And as always, I want to review this week's reviews!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #102, August 28th

So I decided that I should have accountability on sticking to what should be in a week, so I'm doing How Well I Stuck to It every Sunday, because my schedule should be fixed in by now!



Tour Books: #. Check.

Review Books: #. Check.

NetGalley: #. Check.

Edelweiss: #. Check.

Meme Books: #. Check.

Rereads: #. Check.

New Books: #. Check.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

ARC August Update 21

So the next ARC I read was A Perilous Undertaking. I'll be reading The Thousandth Floor next.

Reading Journey:

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Started On: August 1st
Finished On: August 1st, 11:51 PM
Pages Read: 448

Unraveled by Jennifer Estep
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 8:58 PM
Pages Read: 400

Body Shot by Kelly Jamieson
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 10:45 PM
Pages Read: 263

The Form of Things Unknown by Robin Bridges
Started On: August 4th
Finished On: August 4th, 12:24 PM
Pages Read: 304

Deliverance by C.J. Redwine
Started On: August 5th
Finished On: August 5th, 11:27 AM
Pages Read: 480

The Swan Riders by Erin Bow
Started On: August 5th
Finished On: August 5th, 9:20 PM
Pages Read: 384

Cracked by Eliza Crewe
Started On: August 5th
Finished On: August 5th, 10:29 PM
Pages Read: 327

The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
Started On: August 6th
Finished On: August 6th, 11:20 PM
Pages Read: 384

Undead With Benefits by Jeff Hart
Started On: August 7th
Finished On: August 7th, 11:20 PM
Pages Read: 416

Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas
Started On: August 8th
Finished On: August 8th, 8:37 PM
Pages Read: 432

The Telling by Alexandra Sirowy
Started On: August 10th
Finished On: August 10th, 11:51 PM
Pages Read: 400

Transcendent by Lesley Livingston
Started On: August 14th
Finished On: August 14th, 12:48 PM
Pages Read: 343

Vanished by E.E. Cooper
Started On: August 14th
Finished On: August 14th, 9:35 PM
Pages Read: 320

Dreaming of Antigone by Robin Bridges
Started On: August 22nd
Finished On: August 22nd, 4:48 PM
Pages Read: 304

Some Boys by Patty Blount
Started On: August 22nd
Finished On: August 22nd, 9:04 PM
Pages Read: 352

Gone Too Far by Natalie D. Richards
Started On: August 23rd
Finished On: August 23rd, 8:01 PM
Pages Read: 320

Nothing Left to Burn by Patty Blount
Started On: August 25th
Finished On: August 25th, 11:15 PM
Pages Read: 368

Replica by Lauren Oliver
Started On: August 26th
Finished On: August 26th, 3:18 PM
Pages Read: 554

Willowgrave by Kathleen Peacock
Started On: August 26th
Finished On: August 26th, 11:49 PM
Pages Read: 384

Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews
Started On: August 27th
Finished On: August 27th, 3:09 AM
Pages Read: 1 of 384

A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn
Started On: August 27th
Finished On: August 27th, 11:38 PM
Pages Read: 352

The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee
Started On: August 28th
Currently On: Page 1 of 448

Goals: 20
Read: 21
Pages Read: 7889

Week 35 Reviews: Hemlock, Thornhill, Willowgrave



From Goodreads:
Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Until Amy was brutally murdered.

Since then, Mac's life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her dreams, and an extremist group called the Trackers has come to Mac's hometown of Hemlock to hunt down Amy's killer:

A white werewolf.

Lupine syndrome--also known as the werewolf virus--is on the rise across the country. Many of the infected try to hide their symptoms, but bloodlust is not easy to control.

Wanting desperately to put an end to her nightmares, Mac decides to investigate Amy's murder herself. She discovers secrets lurking in the shadows of Hemlock, secrets about Amy's boyfriend, Jason, her good pal Kyle, and especially her late best friend. Mac is thrown into a maelstrom of violence and betrayal that puts her life at risk.

From Goodreads:
Mac can't lose another friend. Even if he doesn't want to be found.

The ripple effect caused by Mac's best friend Amy's murder has driven Mac's new love, Kyle, to leave Hemlock and disappear from her life forever. But Mac knows that Kyle plans to enroll in a rehabilitation camp, where he can live with other werewolves. She refuses to accept his decision, especially since the camps are rumored to be tortuous. So she sets out in search of Kyle with a barely sober Jason—and Amy's all-seeing ghost—in tow.

Clues lead Mac to find Kyle in a werewolf den in Colorado—but their reunion is cut short by a Tracker raid. Now Mac and Kyle are trapped inside the electric fences of Thornhill, a camp for young werewolves. As she devises an escape plan, Mac uncovers dangerous secrets buried within the walls of Thornhill—and realizes that the risk to the people she loves is greater than ever before.

From Goodreads:
Willowgrove is Kathleen Peacock's riveting conclusion to the Hemlock trilogy, a dark, romantic, paranormal suspense series that pits friendship against survival, and trust against love.

Ever since Mac's best friend, Amy, was murdered, Hemlock has been a dangerous place. But now that Mac, her boyfriend, Kyle, and Amy's ex, Jason, have investigated a mass breakout from Thornhill, a werewolf "rehabilitation" camp, the danger has only grown. Fear of the infection spreading is now at an all-time high, and anyone with a scar is suspected of being a wolf.


What makes Mac even more afraid, though, are the dark experiments that the warden of Thornhill was performing on wolves in a secret asylum called Willowgrove. Uncovering the truth about what happened may be the only way for Mac to save everyone she loves and end her nightmares for good.

My review review of Hemlock, Thornhill
My Review:


Author: Kathleen Peacock
Series: Hemlock #1, 2, 3
First Read: September 15th, 2012, November 17th, 2013
Read: August 26th, 26th, 26th, 2016
Source: Tuebl, Edelweiss
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Books, and Willowgrove by End of Series 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Kathleen Tegan Books
Published: May 8th 2012, September 10th 2013, January 6th 2015

Hemlock:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Thronhill:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Willowgrave:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 35 Review: Replica

From Goodreads:
Two girls, two stories, one epic novel.

From Lauren Oliver, New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy, comes an epic, masterful novel that explores issues of individuality, identity, and humanity. Replica contains two narratives in one: Lyra's story and Gemma's story. The stories can be read separately, one after the other, or in alternating chapters. The two distinct parts of this astonishing novel combine to produce an unforgettable journey.

Lyra's story begins in the Haven Institute, a building tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida that from a distance looks serene and even beautiful. But up close the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth, Haven is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed. When a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects—Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72—manage to escape.

Gemma has been in and out of hospitals for as long as she can remember. A lonely teen, her life is circumscribed by home, school, and her best friend, April. But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger claiming to know her, Gemma starts to investigate her family's past and discovers her father's mysterious connection to the secretive Haven research facility. Hungry for answers, she travels to Florida, only to stumble upon two replicas and a completely new set of questions.

While the stories of Lyra and Gemma mirror each other, each contains breathtaking revelations critically important to the other story. Replica is an ambitious, thought-provoking masterwork. 

My Review:


Author: Lauren Oliver
Series: Replica #1
Read: August 26th, 2016
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Love her books, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Collins
Expected Publication: October 4th 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 35 Review: Nothing Left to Burn

From Goodreads:
Dear Dad,

I promised Matt I'd do this—become a Junior Cadet. That I wouldn't let you break me down. I know you hate me. Blame me for everything you lost. But that day I lost my brother and my dad. You could never be proud of me, could you? I was too "different." So, just in case you haven't figured it out yet, I'm saying good-bye. Maybe someday you’ll miss me.

Reece

Reece's words make her ache. Amanda understands wanting to belong. As a foster kid, she only feels at home at the firehouse where she volunteers. She wants to help Reece, but his dad is her boss. And she won't risk her place as a Junior Cadet—it’s all that she has. But when a string of arsons points to Amanda's foster brother as the culprit, her whole world is about to go up in flames. And the only way for Amanda and Reece to save each other is to risk getting burned.

My Review:


Author: Patty Blount
Read: August 25th, 2016
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a SAC 2016 Book!
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Published: August 4th 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 35 Reviews: Judas Kiss, The Cold Room



From Goodreads:
It was a murder made for TV: a trail of tiny bloody footprints. An innocent toddler playing beside her mother's bludgeoned body. Pretty young Corinne Wolff, seven months pregnant, brutally murdered in her own home.

Cameras and questions don't usually faze Nashville homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson, but the media frenzy surrounding the Wolff case is particularly nasty…and thorough. When the seemingly model mommy is linked to an amateur porn Web site with underage actresses and unwitting players, the sharks begin to circle.

The shock is magnified when an old adversary uses the sexy secret footage to implicate Taylor in a murder—an accusation that threatens her career, her reputation and her relationship.

Both cases hinge on the evidence—real or manufactured—of crimes that go beyond passion, into the realm of obsessive vengeance and shocking betrayal. Just what the networks love.

From Goodreads:
Homicide detective Taylor Jackson thinks she's seen it all in Nashville — but she's never seen anything as perverse as The Conductor. Once his victim is captured, he contains her in a glass coffin, slowly starving her to death. Only then does he give in to his attraction.

Later, he creatively disposes of the body by reenacting scenes from famous paintings. Strangely, similar macabre works are being displayed in Europe. Taylor teams up with her fiancĂ©, FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, and New Scotland Yard detective James "Memphis" Highsmythe — a haunted man who has eyes only for Taylor — to put an end to The Conductor's art collection.

Has the killer gone international? Or are there dueling artists, competing to create the ultimate masterpiece?

My first reveiw of The Cold RoomMy Review:


Author: J.T. Ellison
Series: Taylor Jackson #3, 4
First Read: May 29th, 2011
Read: August 24th, 25th, 2016
Source: Own
Reason Why: Love her books! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Books!
Publisher: Mira
Published: December 23rd 2008, March 1st 2010

Judas Kiss:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









The Cold Room:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 35 Review: Gone Too Far

From Goodreads:
Keeping secrets ruined her life. But the truth might just kill her.

Piper Woods can't wait for the purgatory of senior year to end. She skirts the fringes of high school like a pro until the morning she finds a notebook with mutilated photographs and a list of student sins. She's sure the book is too gruesome to be true, until pretty, popular Stella dies after a sex-tape goes viral. Everyone's sure it's suicide, but Piper remembers Stella's name from the book and begins to suspect something much worse.

Drowning in secrets she doesn't want to keep, Piper's fears are confirmed when she receives an anonymous text message daring her to make things right. All she needs to do is choose a name, the name of someone who deserves to be punished...

My Review:


Author: Natalie D. Richards
Read: August 23rd, 2016
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Love her writing! And it's a SAC 2016 Book!
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Published: January 6th 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 35 Review: Some Boys

From Goodreads:
Some girls say no. Some boys don't listen.

When Grace meets Ian, she's afraid. Afraid he'll reject her like the rest of the school, like her own family. After she accuses Zac, the town golden boy, of rape, everyone turns against her. Ian wouldn't be the first to call her a slut and a liar.

Except Ian doesn't reject her. He's the one person who looks past the taunts and the names and the tough-girl act to see the real Grace. He's the one who gives her the courage to fight back.

He's also Zac's best friend.

My Review:


Author: Patty Blount
Read: August 22nd, 2016
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a SAC 2016 Book!
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Published: August 5th, 2014
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 35 Review: Dreaming of Antigone

From Goodreads:
Every star has its own path… 

"I can't ever be the blazing star that Iris was. I'm still just a cold, dark satellite orbiting a star that went super nova."

Andria's twin sister, Iris, had adoring friends, a cool boyfriend, a wicked car, and a shelf full of soccer trophies. She had everything, in fact—including a drug problem. Six months after Iris's death, Andria is trying to keep her grades, her friends, and her family from falling apart. But stargazing and books aren't enough to ward off her guilt that she—the freak with the scary illness and all-black wardrobe—is still here when Iris isn't. And then there's Alex Hammond. The boy Andria blames for Iris's death. The boy she's unwittingly started swapping lines of poetry and secrets with, even as she tries to keep hating him.

Heartwrenching, smart, and bold, Dreaming of Antigone is a story about the jagged pieces that lie beneath the surface of the most seemingly perfect life…and how they can fit together to make something wholly unexpected. 

My Review:


Author: Robin Bridges
Read: August 22nd, 2016
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Love her books, and it sounded really great! And it's a SAC 2016 Book!
Publisher: Kensington
Published: March 29th 2016
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 35 Review: Secrets of the Demon

From Goodreads:
Homicide detective Kara Gillian has a special talent: she can sense the "arcane" in our world, and there's quite a bit of it, even in Beaulac, Louisiana. She's also a summoner of demons, and works on a task force that deals with supernatural crimes. Her partners are attractive and smart FBI agents, but they're not summoners, and they're not telling Kara why they are on this special force with her. 

TO make things worse, Kara has pledged herself to one of the most powerful of demons-a Demon Lord-who helped save her partner's life, but now expects things in return. Meanwhile, she's trying to solve a string of murders that are somehow tied together by money, sex, rock music and...mud. But how can she concentrate on the case when she's not even sure who-or what-her partners are? 

My Review:


Author: Diana Rowland
Series: Kara Gillian #3
Read: August 21st, 2016
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Love her books and this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book!
Publisher: Daw Books
Published: January 1st, 2011
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars