Monday, January 23, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #294, January 23rd

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 #293
Teaser Tuesday #301
WWW Wednesday #301
WOW #298
Will the Time Come #292
Third Sentence Thursday #282
Random Reads #269
First Lines Friday #288
The Reward Challenge Update #279
Follow Friday #271
How Well I Stuck to It #123
Wrote that Review Update #128

Week 3 Reviews:
Ten Thousand Skies About You
A Million Worlds With You
Underneath Everything
Santa's Mortuary
When Irish Eyes Are Haunting
The Hidden
The Last of August
Feversong
The Shadow Hour
Hunted
Dragon King of Treoir

Random:
The Broken Ones: Cover Reveal
Alice Oseman Author Page
Amanda Maciel Author Page
Becky Albertalli Author Page
Lexa Hillyer Author Page
Lucy Keaton Author Page
We Have the Covers of The Original Heartbreakers #4 and 5!!!!

OK, so I got 27 posts in 7 days, so yeah, a pretty good week, and I enjoyed it! Can't wait for next week! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire, Embraced by Darkness, The Forgotten, One Blood Ruby, Ones and Zeroes, and Silver Stars!

Toni Davis's Christmas wish list

1. Springing my best friend from the psych ward.
2. Living somewhere that doesn't have coffins in the basement. Occupied coffins.
3. Finding Mr. Right. Please make him tall, dark, handsome, and alive.

This Christmas isn't so merry for Toni. Her best friend's been locked up in a mental hospital ever since she told the police she was attacked by vampires, and the only way for Toni to get her out is to prove that bloodsuckers really do exist. So she's taken a job as a bodyguard for the Undead, but she gets more than she bargained for, especially when she meets Ian MacPhie, a Scottish rascal looking for Ms. Right.

Although Ian's nearly five centuries old, he looks and acts like a twenty-seven-year-old hunk.

How can a dead man be so damn sexy? Could Mr. Wrong be Mr. Right? One forbidden kiss could lead to an eternity of passion—and all it takes is one moment under the mistletoe . . .
She's hunting a killer—
and shattering every boundary—
she's ever known.…

Part vamp, part werewolf, Riley Jenson plays by her own rules, whether it’s her stormy love life or her job as a guardian. But when her family’s alpha male demands that she solve the mystery of a vanished girl, Riley can feel a trap closing in around her. Because the job comes with a catch: if Riley fails, her own mother will die.

Now the stakes are raised, the hunt is on...and when more women vanish, Riley is caught between a lover who demands that she give up her work, a serial killer who knows no boundaries, and a club where humans and supernaturals mix—at their own peril. Thrust into a realm of seduction and violence unlike any she could have imagined, Riley has to battle to save everything she holds dear. But the ultimate hunt has only just begun...
Murdered by a dead man?

A woman named Maria Gomez is murdered in Miami, apparently by her husband—who'd been presumed dead, slain by a crime boss. FBI agent Brett Cody can't believe it; dead or alive, the man had loved his wife. He also can't help feeling guilty, since he was responsible for protecting Miguel and Maria Gomez.

A few miles away, Lara Mayhew has just begun working at a dolphin research facility. She loves her new job—until a dolphin brings her something unexpected from the deep. A human hand. More body parts show up, and when Brett looks into the situation, he discovers that the dismembered corpse is Miguel's.

Soon, rumors of crazed zombies abound in the Miami media, and the Krewe of Hunters, an elite FBI unit of paranormal investigators, is called in. Brett and Lara find themselves working with the Krewe—and working closely together. An elderly crime boss who's losing his memory seems to be key to solving this case, but…there's no motive. Unless Brett and Lara can uncover one in the Miami underworld. And that means they have to protect themselves. And each other.
Now that Lilywhite Abernathy is the heir to the Hidden Lands, everything is about to change.

The Queen of Blood and Rage wants Lily to help broker peace with the human world, but Lily knows that harmony won't come easily. After decades of waging war on the humans, who cost the queen her firstborn daughter, the fae are struggling to accept Lily, a half-human monarch. And the humans, while no match against faery affinities, will hardly agree to the queen's d├ętente without resistance.

Lily wants to be a fair ruler but fears having to abandon the life she’s known to do so. Now that she and Creed are more than just fellow Black Diamonds—operatives for the queen—her priorities have shifted. But her worries about assuming the throne are derailed when it becomes clear that someone—or some fae—is masterminding violent attacks to discourage peace.

In this gripping follow-up to Melissa Marr's lush Seven Black Diamonds, Lily and her friends are forced to reckon with the truth of their own parentage and to protect one of their own, no matter what—or who—comes between them.
From Dan Wells, author of the New York Times bestselling Partials Sequence and the John Cleaver series, comes the second book in a dark, pulse-pounding sci-fi-noir series set in 2050 Los Angeles.

Overworld. It's more than just the world's most popular e-sport—for thousands of VR teams around the globe, Overworld is life. It means fame and fortune, or maybe it’s a ticket out of obscurity or poverty. If you have a connection to the internet and four friends you trust with your life, anything is possible.

Marisa Carneseca is on the hunt for a mysterious hacker named Grendel when she receives word that her amateur Overworld team has been invited to Forward Motion, one of the most exclusive tournaments of the year. For Marisa, this could mean anything—a chance to finally go pro and to help her family, stuck in an LA neighborhood on the wrong side of the growing divide between the rich and the poor. But Forward Motion turns out to be more than it seems—rife with corruption, infighting, and danger—and Marisa runs headlong into Alain Bensoussan, a beautiful, dangerous underground freedom fighter who reveals to her the darker side of the forces behind the tournament. It soon becomes clear that, in this game, winning might be the only way to get out alive.
For fans of Girl in the Blue Coat, Salt to the Sea, and The Boy at the Top of the Mountain, the second book of New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant's epic alternate history is a coming-of-age story about three girls who are fiercely fighting their own personal battles in the midst of the greatest war of all time.

The summer of 1943, World War II. With heavy memories of combat, Frangie, Rainy, Rio and the rest of the American army are moving on to their next target: the Italian island of Sicily.

The women won't conquer Italy alone. They are not heroes for fighting alongside their brothers—they are soldiers. But Frangie, Rainy, Rio, and the millions of brave females fighting for their country have become a symbol in the fight for equality. They will brave terrible conditions in an endless siege; they will fight to find themselves on the front lines of WWII; and they will come face-to-face with the brutality of war until they win or die.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Wrote that Review Update #128, January 22nd

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 Ten Thousand Skies About You and A Million Worlds With You, Underneath Everything, Santa's Mortuary, When Irish Eyes Are Haunting, The Hidden, The Last of August, Feversong, The Shadow Hour, Hunted, Dragon King of Treoir, so I have 8 of 8 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 #123, January 22nd

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!

Week 5:
American Street by Ibi Zoboi, The Darkest Kiss by Keri Arthur, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, The Hidden by Heather Graham, The Hidden Memory of Objects by Danielle Mages Amato, Ronit & Jamil by Pamela L. Laskin, Run the Risk by Allison van Diepen, A Season of Daring Greatly by Ellen Emerson White, The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, Wait for Me by Caroline Leech, #famous by Jilly Gagnon

Tour Books: NA.

Review Books: NA.

NetGalley: 1. Check.

Edelweiss: 9. Check.

Meme Books: NA.

Rereads: NA.

New Books: 1. Check.

So yeah, a great week! Doesn't pass everything, but a pretty good week! What about you guys? Happy reading! 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Week 3 Review: Dragon King of Treoir

From Goodreads:
New York Times Bestseller Dianna Love's Beladors are back and the surprises keep coming in an action-packed urban fantasy. 

The Treoir dragon holds the fate of the Beladors in one hand … and his own in the other. 

The Beladors finally have a true leader in Daegan, their new dragon king, but life is far from secure now that they've inherited his enemies. As their Maistir, Vladimir Quinn played a risky role in freeing the dragon from the lair of their enemy, the Medb. Quinn now faces a heavy price for his part. The Medb queen is out for blood. Vigilante killings erupt among Atlanta's secret preternatural community and all fingers point to the Beladors. 

The dragon king has his first real test as a ruler when he has to choose between protecting his people and entering a hostile realm full of deities capable of killing a dragon. But as a two-thousand-year-old warrior, Daegan has never shied away from any battle. Quinn, Evalle, Storm and friends race to discover who is trying to turn the entire VIPER coalition against the Beladors before war breaks out. 

With the clock also ticking down for Quinn, who has been ordered to hand over Kizira's body to the Medb queen, Daegan reveals an even greater reason to prevent the queen from using necromancy on the body beyond the secrets Quinn protects. 

Freedom is never free. Not when the powerful gods and goddesses poised to decide Quinn's fate see an opportunity to also destroy a threat to their existence – the last dragon shifter.

My Review:


Author: Dianna Love
Series: Belador #8
Read: January 20th, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Love her books and this series! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book!
Publisher: Silver Hawk Press LLC
Published: January 10th 2017
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars

Week 3 Review: Hunted

From Goodreads:
New York Times bestselling author Meagan Spooner spins a thoroughly thrilling Beauty and the Beast story for the modern age, expertly woven with spellbinding romance, intrigue, and suspense that readers won't soon be able to forget.

Beauty knows the Beast's forest in her bones—and in her blood. After all, her father is the only hunter who's ever come close to discovering its secrets. So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters out of their comfortable home among the aristocracy and back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there's no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva's fathers misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he'd been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance. The Beast.

Deaf to her sisters' protests, Yeva hunts this strange creature back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of magical creatures that Yeva's only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin, or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast? 

My Review:


Author: Meagan Spooner
Read: January 19th, 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Love her writing, and it`s a 2017 Retelling Reading Challenge, SAC 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Expected Publication: March 14th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 3 Review: The Shadow Hour

From Goodreads:
Everything in Echo's life changed in a blinding flash when she learned the startling truth: she is the firebird, the creature of light that is said to bring peace.

The firebird has come into the world, but it has not come alone. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and Echo can feel a great and terrible darkness rising in the distance. Cosmic forces threaten to tear the world apart.

Echo has already lost her home, her family, and her boyfriend. Now, as the firebird, her path is filled with even greater dangers than the ones she's already overcome.

She knows the Dragon Prince will not fall without a fight.

Echo must decide: can she wield the power of her true nature--or will it prove too strong for her, and burn what's left of her world to the ground?

Welcome to the shadow hour.

My Review:


Author: Melissa Grey
Series: The Girl at Midnight #2
Read: January 18th, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Loved the first book! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published: July 12th 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 3 Review: Feversong

From Goodreads:
#1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning returns with the epic conclusion to her pulse-pounding Fever series, where a world thrown into chaos grows more treacherous at every turn. As Mac, Barrons, Ryodan, and Jada struggle to restore control, enemies become allies, right and wrong cease to exist, and the lines between life and death, lust and love, disappear completely.

Black holes loom menacingly over Dublin, threatening to destroy the Earth. Yet the greatest danger is the one MacKayla Lane has unleashed from within: the Sinsar Dubh—a sentient book of unthinkable evil—has possessed her body and will stop at nothing in its insatiable quest for power.

The fate of Man and Fae rests on destroying the book and recovering the long-lost Song of Making, the sole magic that can repair the fragile fabric of the Earth. But to achieve these aims, sidhe-seers, the Nine, Seelie, and Unseelie must form unlikely alliances and make heart-wrenching choices. For Barrons and Jada, this means finding the Seelie Queen who alone can wield the mysterious song, negotiating with a lethal Unseelie prince hell-bent on ruling the Fae courts, and figuring out how to destroy the Sinsar Dubh while keeping Mac alive.

This time, there's no gain without sacrifice, no pursuit without risk, no victory without irrevocable loss. In the battle for Mac's soul, every decision exacts a tremendous price.

My Review:


Author: Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #9
Read: February 17th, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Love her books and this series so much! And yeah, it's a End of Series 2017 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published: January 17th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 3 Review: The Last of August

From Goodreads:
In the second brilliant, action-packed book in the Charlotte Holmes trilogy, Jamie and Charlotte are in a chase across Europe to untangle a web of shocking truths about the Holmes and Moriarty families.

Jamie Watson and Charlotte Holmes are looking for a winter break reprieve in Sussex after a fall semester that almost got them killed. But nothing about their time off is proving simple, including Holmes and Watson's growing feelings for each other. When Charlotte's beloved uncle Leander goes missing from the Holmes estate—after being oddly private about his latest assignment in a German art forgery ring—the game is afoot once again, and Charlotte throws herself into a search for answers. 

So begins a dangerous race through the gritty underground scene in Berlin and glittering art houses in Prague, where Holmes and Watson discover that this complicated case might change everything they know about their families, themselves, and each other.

My Review:


Author: Brittany Cavallaro
Series: Charlotte Holmes #2
Read: January 16th, 2016
Source: Edelweiss
R February eason Why: Love her books! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Expected Publication: February 14th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 3 Reviews: Santa's Mortuary, When Irish Eyes Are Haunting, The Silenced



From Goodreads:
'Tis the Season for 14 magical, macabre and merry tales to make your Holidays Fantastic.

Gingerbread houses, caroling carolers, brightly trimmed trees, big family dinners, pristine snowfalls-the familiar pleasures of the season.


But what better pleasure is there than a good holiday story? So open this winter solstice sampler and indulge in fully festive fantasies, nightmares before Christmas, and stunning space-age celebrations. These stories will warm hearts and minds like a blazing Yule log.

From Goodreads:
Devin Lyle and Craig Rockwell are back, this time to a haunted castle in Ireland where a banshee may have gone wild—or maybe there's a much more rational explanation—one that involves a disgruntled heir, murder, and mayhem, all with that sexy light touch Heather Graham has turned into her trademark style.

From Goodreads:
Where is Lara Mayhew? 

Lara, a congressman's media assistant, suddenly quits her job—and disappears on the way to her Washington, DC, apartment. 

Novice FBI agent Meg Murray, a childhood friend of Lara's, gets a message from her that same night, a message that says she's disillusioned and "going home." To Richmond, Virginia. Meg discovers that she never got there. And bodies fitting Lara's description are showing up in nearby rivers… Could she be the victim of a serial killer? 

Meg is assigned to work with special agent Matt Bosworth, a hard-nosed pro in the FBI's unit of paranormal investigators—the Krewe of Hunters. They trace the route Meg and Lara took more than once in the past, visiting battlefields and graveyards from Harpers Ferry to Gettysburg. Places where the dead share their secrets with those who can hear… As Meg and Matt pursue the possibility of a serial killer, they find themselves in the middle of a political conspiracy. Is there a connection? And who—besides each other—can they trust?

My Review:


Author: Heather Graham
Series: Krewe of Hunters #14.2, 14.5, 15
Read: January 15th, 15th, 16th, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike, NetGalley
Reason Why: Love this series and her writing! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books!
Publisher: Smashwords Edition, Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated, Mira
Published: October 9th 2014, February 24th 2015, June 30th

Santa's Mortuary:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









When Irish Eyes Are Haunting:

5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









The Silenced:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 3 Review: Underneath Everything

From Goodreads:
Underneath Everything is a seductive, gorgeously written debut about two girls bound by an obsessive and toxic friendship, perfect for fans of Lauren Oliver and Courtney Summers.

Mattie shouldn't be at the bonfire. She should be finding new maps for her collection, hanging out with Kris, and steering clear of almost everyone else, especially Jolene. After all, Mattie and Kris dropped off the social scene the summer after sophomore year for a reason. But now Mattie is a senior, and she's sick of missing things. So here she is. And there's Jolene: Beautiful. Captivating. Just like the stories she wove. Mattie would know—she used to star in them. She and Jolene were best friends. Mattie has the scar on her palm to prove it, and Jolene has everything else, including Hudson.

But when Mattie runs into Hudson and gets a glimpse of what could have been, she decides to take it all back: the boyfriend, the friends, the life she was supposed to live. Problem is, Mattie can't figure out where Jolene's life ends and hers begins. Because there's something Mattie hasn't told anyone: She walked away from Jolene over a year ago, but she never really left.

My Review:


So first off, I want to talk about this cover! Because it was only when I was going to write this review that I really saw the white/gray map designs. I mean, since I read this as an e-book, it's not like I had a lot of chances to look at the cover! And yeah, I really like the map and how it connects to the story!

Author: Marcy Beller Paul
Read: January 15th, 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really fantastic, and it's a SAC 2017 Book!
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Published: October 27th 2015
5/5 Hearts
3.5/5 Books
3/5 Stars

Week 3 Reviews: Ten Thousand Skies Above You, A Million Worlds With You


From Goodreads:
In this sequel to A Thousand Pieces of You by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray, Marguerite races through various dimensions to save the boy she loves.

Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents' invention, to cross through to alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse—even hurt the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked, and his consciousness is scattered across multiple dimensions.

The hunt for each splinter of Paul's soul sends Marguerite racing through a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each dimension brings Marguerite one step closer to rescuing Paul. But with every trial she faces, she begins to question the one constant she's found between the worlds: their love for each other.

From Goodreads:
The fate of the multiverse rests in Marguerite's hands in the final installment of the Firebird trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.

Ever since she used the Firebird, her parent's invention, to cross through alternate dimensions, Marguerite has been at the center of a cross-dimensional feud. Now she has learned that the evil Triad Corporation plans to destroy hundreds of universes, using their ultimate weapon: another dimension's Marguerite who is wicked, psychologically twisted, and always one step ahead.

Even though her boyfriend Paul has always been at Marguerite's side, the Triad's last attack has left him a changed man, and he may never be the same again. Marguerite alone must stop Triad and prevent the destruction of the multiverse. It's a battle of the Marguerites . . . and only one can win.

In the epic conclusion to the sweeping series that kicked off with A Thousand Pieces of You, fate and family will be questioned, loves will be won and lost, and the multiverse will be forever changed. 

My Review:
I absolutely loved reading these books! I don't know why it took me so long to read Skies, since I loved Pieces, but at least this way I got to read these two back to back, which was awesome, since Skies' ending was just pure evil! Though when she was in what I think was ours, with iPhone instead of tPhone, yeah, that was just so cute!

Honestly, I think it should've been A Thousand Skies Above You, Ten Thousand Pieces of You, and A Million Worlds With You, because of the splintering of Paul's soul. But the way that that they are works, too!

The big twist in Skies, about Trinity, and how they want to destroy all these dimensions to get back their Josie, and they say each is interchangeable, well, why don't they destroy their own? But of course, that wouldn't come up as a possibility!

It was such a cliffhanger ending of Skies, that I was so glad I decided to dive right into Worlds! I loved watching as she told the various dimensions about herself, and their reactions and and how the alliance came together! That was just fantastic!

This series has been so great, and I absolutely loved it and how it ended, and the lessons that Marguerite learned about how we have a similar core, and be similar but different people! So awesome!

Author: Claudia Gray
Series: Firebird #2, 3
Read: January 14th, 15th, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books and WoW Books! And A Million Worlds With You is a End of Series 2017 Book!
Publisher: HarperTeen
Published: November 3rd 2015, November 1st 2016

Ten Thousand Skies Above You:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









A Million Worlds With You:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars