Monday, April 27, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #203, April 27th

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey 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:

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #202
Teaser Tuesday #210
WWW Wednesday #210
WOW #207
Will the Time Come #203
Third Sentence Thursday #193
Random Reads #178
First Lines Friday #197
The Reward Challenge Update #188
Follow Friday #180
How Well I Stuck to It #32
Wrote that Review Update #37

Week 17 Reviews:
The Replaced
The Girl at Midnight
Desire Unchained

Tours:
Demon's Vengeance: Review

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Random:
Natalie C. Parker Author Page
Natalie D. Richards Author Page
Natalie Whipple Author Page
Cyn Balog Author Page
Nina Berry Author Page
Page Morgan Author Page
Paige Harbison Author Page
Pamela Palmer Author Page
Jessica Khoury Author Page
Paul Griffin Author Page
Peter Moore Author Page
Philippa Gregory Author Page
Phoebe Kitanidis Author Page
Phoebe North Author Page
Anna Katmore Author Page
Pittacus Lore Author Page
Amber Garr Author Page
R.C. Lewis Author Page

OK, so I got 98 posts in 7 days, which is a lot, which is why I'm glad that I had a free week so I was able to do it! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read Desire Unchained, Untouched, Toxic, Frostfire, Maddie's Tattoo, Awaken, Delusion, Spark, A Questionable Client, Magic Bites, The Shack, Blood Red Road, Dangerous Dream, Dangerous Creatures, The One Percenters, The Predicteds, This Heart of Mine, The Emblazoned Red, Dead Time, Angel Fire, Angel Fever, and Gone Girl.
FORBIDDEN TEMPTATIONS

Serena Kelley is an archaeologist and treasure hunter-and a woman with a secret. Since she was seven, she's been the keeper of a powerful charm that grants her health and immortality . . . as long as she stays a virgin. But Serena isn't all that innocent. And when a dangerously handsome stranger brings her to the brink of ecstasy, she wonders if she's finally met the one man she cannot resist.

FATAL DESIRES

Wraith is a Seminus demon with a death wish. But when an old enemy poisons him, he must find Serena and persuade her to give him the only known antidote in the universe-her charm. Yet, as she begins to surrender to his seductions and Wraith senses the cure is within his grasp, he realizes a horrible truth: He's falling for the woman whose life he must take in order to save his own.

R.C. Lewis Author Page

The Story: Stitching Snow was up on NetGalley, so yeah, I got it, and that was great, because it was a really fantastic! I enjoyed it so much, and I can't wait to read more books by R.C. Lewis!

Website

Stand Alone's: Stitching Snow and her site, my review, Spinning Starlight and her site, my review.

Amber Garr Author Page

The Story: Well, I got the chance to be a part of the review tour for the Syrenka series, and yeah, it looked really fantastic, so I joined it. And I just loved all of those books, they were so great, and I loved the world, and I can't wait to read more books by Amber Garr!

Website

Series: Syrenka, The Water Crisis Chronicles, Death Warden.

Syrenka: Promises and her site, my review, Betrayal and her site, my review, Arise and her site, my review.

The Water Crisis Chronicles: Waterproof and her site, my review, Waterfall and her site, my review.

Death Warden: Soulless and her site, my review.

Pittacus Lore Author Page

The Story: Well, people were talking about the series, and yeah, it looked really good, so I picked up I Am Number Four, and it was really great! I enjoyed it, and I've enjoyed all that I've read of the series since, and yeah, can't wait to read the series all together!

Website

Series: Lorien Legacies, The Lost Files.

Lorien Legacies: I Am Number Four and his site, my review, The Power of Six and his site, my review, The Rise of Nine and his site, my review, The Fall of Five and his site, my review, The Revenge of Seven and his site, my review, The Fate of Ten and his site, my review, Untitled.

The Lost Files (Companion Series to the *Lorien Legacies*): Six's Legacy and his site, my review, Nine's Legacy and his site, my review, The Fallen Legacy and his site, my review, The Search for Sam and his site, my review, The Last Days of Lorien and his site, my review, The Forgotten Ones and his site, my review, Five's Legacy and his site, my review, Return to Paradise and his site, my review, Five's Betrayal and his site, my review, The Fugitive and his site, my review, The Navigator and his site, my review, The Guard and his site, #13, Eight's Origin and his site, my review, Sam's Journal and his site, my review, Sarah's Journal and his site, my review, Pittacus Lore's Transmissions and his site, my review, The Scar and his site, my review, Malcolm's Journal and his site, my review.


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 25 and Wrap Up

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my last review, The Next Best Thing. So yeah, I got a lot done, and at the beginning of today, I wasn't sure if I was going to make my goal, but I met it, and I beat it, so yeah, I'm happy with that! Just have about 400 reviews left to review, yeah! What about you guys? Happy reading and reviewing! 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 25

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 24

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Ashes, Ashes, and I'll be reviewing The Next Best Thing. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 24

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 23

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Unearthed, and I'll be reviewing Ashes, Ashes. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 23

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 22

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, The Kill Order, and I'll be reviewing Unearthed. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 22

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 21

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Spark, and I'll be reviewing The Kill Order. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 21

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 20

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, The Hands of Tarot, and I'll be reviewing Spark. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 20

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 19

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, The Little Woods, and I'll be reviewing The Hands of Tarot. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 19

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 18

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Touched, and I'll be reviewing The Little Woods. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 18

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 17

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Glimmer, and I'll be reviewing Touched. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 17

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 16

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Kissing Shakespeare, and I'll be reviewing Glimmer. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 16

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 15

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, The Demon Catchers of Milan, and I'll be reviewing Kissing Shakespeare. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 15

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 14

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Yesterday, and I'll be reviewing The Demon Catchers of Milan. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 14

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 13

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Heroes & Hearts, and I'll be reviewing Yesterday. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 13

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 12

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Gabriel's Inferno, and I'll be reviewing Heroes & Hearts. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 12

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 11

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Gabriel's Rapture, and I'll be reviewing Gabriel's Inferno. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 11

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 10

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Changeling, and I'll be reviewing Gabriel's Rapture. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 10

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 9

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Stormbringers, and I'll be reviewing Changeling. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 9

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 8

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Play With Me and Ryan Hunter, and I'll be reviewing Stormbringers. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 8

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 7

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Arise, and I'll be reviewing Play With Me and Ryan Hunter. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 7

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 6

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Betrayal, and I'll be reviewing Arise. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 6

Wrote that Review Update #37

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 25 to 1, and I motivated myself to write my review for Princess for Hire, The Royal Treatment and A Farewell to Charms, It's Not Summer Without You, We'll Always Have Summer, Burn for Burn, Cloaked, The Poison Diaries, Nightshade, Zombies Vs. Unicorns, Take This Regret, Racing to Love, Fire on the Island, Freefall, Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons, Forbidden Mind, Forbidden Fire, Bayou Myth, Dark Goddess, Switched, Torn and Ascend, The Dead I Know, White Raven, so I have 25 of 25 reviews written!

I also wrote the reviews for Don't You Wish, Criminal, The Replaced, The Girl at Midnight, The Alchemy of Forever, Origin, Innocent Darkness, The Girl is Trouble, The Girl is Murder, League of Strays, Almost a Scandal, Determinant, Phantom, The Five Moons of Tiiana, White Witch, Bane, Magick, Desires Unleashed, Demon's Vengeance, Hell or High Water, Otherkin, Othermoon, Tattooed, Dark Side of Valor, Loving Lady Marcia, so I have 25 of 25 reviews written!

And this week, I want to review the last bit of August 2012, May 2013, September 2012, April 2013, rereads, and other books in the series!! There are like, 4 May reviews, but almost 100 September reviews, so yeah, that kinda balances itself out there!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #32, April 26th

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: # which means I can have # extra rereads or new books. Check.

Edelweiss: # which means I have have # extra rereads or new books. Check.

Meme Books: Check.

Rereads: #. Which means I used up # of my extras from above. Check.

New Books:  #, but # are exceptions, which means I used up # of my extras from above. Check.

Anna Katmore Author Page

The Story: Well, I saw the Grover Beach Team series around on Goodreads, and it looked really fantastic! So I checked it out, and it was utterly fantastic! Now I can't wait to read more of it! And more books by this author!

Website

Series: Grover Beach Team, Adventures in Neverland.

Grover Beach Team: Play With Me and her site, my review, Ryan Hunter and her site, my review, T is For... and her site, my review, Kiss With Cherry Flavor and her site, my review, Dating Trouble and her site, my review, The Trouble With Dating Sue and her site, my review.

Adventures in Neverland: Neverland and her site, my review, Pan's Revenge and her site, my review.

Stand Alone's: Summer of My Secret Angel and her site, my review.

Phoebe North Author Page

The Story: Starglass looked really fantastic, and yeah, I got it from tuebl, and yeah, it was just so great! And now I can't wait to read more books by Phoebe North!

Website

Series: Starglass.

Starglass: Stardawn and her site, my review, Starglass and her site, my review, Starbreak and her site, my review.

Stand Alone's: Under a New Star and her site, my review.

Phoebe Kitanidis Author Page

The Story: I found Glimmer at my Granny's library, and yeah, it sounded really great, and it was! So enjoyable, and yeah, I've enjoyed all of her books, and I can't wait to read more!

Website

Series: Whisper.

Whisper: Whisper and her site, my review.

Stand Alone's: Glimmer and her site, my review,

Philippa Gregory Author Page

The Story: Well, she had the adult historical fiction books, and yeah, when I heard that there was a YA series coming, well, I just had to read it! So great, and I can't wait to read more!

Website

Series: Order of Darkness.

Order of Darkness: Changeling and her site, my review, Stormbringers and her site, my review, Fools' Gold and her site, my review, Untitled.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 5

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Loving Lady Marcia, and I'll be reviewing Betrayal. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 5

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 4

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Dark Side of Valor, and I'll be reviewing Loving Lady Marcia. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 4

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 3

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Tattooed, and I'll be reviewing Dark Side of Valor. 

Reviews: OtherkinOthermoonTattooed.

Goals: 20
Reviews: 3

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 2

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Othermoon, and I'll be reviewing Tattooed. 

Reviews: Otherkin, Othermoon.

Goals: 20
Reviews: 2

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 1

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my first review, Otherkin, and I'll be reviewing Othermoon. I started a little later then I wanted, but oh, well!

Reviews: Otherkin.

Goals: 20
Reviews: 1

Week 17 Review: Desire Unchained

From Goodreads:
Pleasure is their ultimate weapon . . . 

Runa Wagner never meant to fall in love with the sexy stranger who seemed to know her every deepest desire. But she couldn't resist the unbelievable passion that burned between them, a passion that died when she discovered his betrayal and found herself forever changed. Now, determined to make Shade pay for the transformation that haunts her, Runa searches for him, only to be taken prisoner by his darkest enemy. 

A Seminus Demon with a love-curse that threatens him with eternal torment, Shade hoped he'd seen the last of Runa and her irresistible charm. But when he wakes up in a dank dungeon chained next to an enraged and mysteriously powerful Runa, he realizes that her effect on him is more dangerous than ever. As their captor casts a spell that bonds them as lifemates, Shade and Runa must fight for their lives and their hearts-or succumb to a madman's evil plans. 

My Review:
Yeah, this was a really awesome book! It dealt with things brought up in the previous book, like how E was tortured by the vampires when Wraith went over the monthly kill limit, how people thought that they'd seen Wraith when they hadn't, well, yeah. And the reason? Oh, a reason!

Because their brother, Roak, lived! And yeah, that sucks for everyone, seeing as a) he was damaged by the fire, b) he thought the 3 brothers had conspired against him, when it was only Wraith, and so he wanted vengeance on them. And boy, does he cause trouble!

That Roak is alive, made it easy to connect the dots. Like, he took on Wraith's face, and killed, to try and alienate the brothers. He killed Shade's mom, and then Skulk, though Shade only knew of Skulk's death at Roak's hands. Yeah.

I enjoyed how they resolved the curse thing. It was really great that the curse could be passed on to family, not just loved ones in a non-romantic manner. Because that made it taking down two birds with one shot, giving the curse to Roak, so then Shade didn't have the curse, and they stopped Roak!

Favourite lines: "

Yeah, this was a really fantastic book, and with the 2 things that were left open, the poison that Roak stole, and the fallen angel DNA in the guy, yeah, can't wait for Wraith's story!

Author: Larissa Ione
Series: Demonica #2
Read: April 23rd, 2015
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Enjoyed the first book, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Publisher: Forever
Published: March 1st 2009
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 17 Review: The Girl at Midnight

From Goodreads:
For readers of Cassandra Clare's City of Bones and Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone, The Girl at Midnight is the story of a modern girl caught in an ancient war.

Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old enchantments keep them hidden from humans. All but one. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she's ever known.

Echo is clever and daring, and at times she can be brash, but above all else she's fiercely loyal. So when a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, she decides it's time to act.

Legend has it that there is a way to end the conflict once and for all: find the Firebird, a mythical entity believed to possess power the likes of which the world has never seen. It will be no easy task, but if life as a thief has taught Echo anything, it's how to hunt down what she wants . . . and how to take it.

But some jobs aren't as straightforward as they seem. And this one might just set the world on fire.

My Review:
I loved reading this book so much! But I kinda wish that I hadn't gotten it as an ARC, because there isn't a guarantee that I'll get the sequel as an ARC, which means that the wait will be longer, which will be just evil! I want more!

I loved Echo's voice so much. I mean, she chose the name Echo for herself (which makes me wonder what name she was born with) and she ran away from a bad home life (though we didn't get very many details in how it was bad) and still, she had a smart, witty, and fun voice! Loved that a lot!

Loved the world so much too! It was complex, and we only really got to see bits and pieces of it, because there was also the action, and yeah, everything just wove together so well! Plus the characters were so awesome to read about! The writing was really fantastic!

The firebird, and how everything worked out, was pretty cool! Though not a lot of details are really known yet, there are going to be future books, so hopefully we'll get more of a background, and how things work, as everyone deals with what's going on!

Favourite lines: To be added after publication and when I remember to add them!

Such a great, fantastic book, and a d├ębut at that, I enjoyed it so much! And I need a sequel like, right now!

Author: Melissa Grey
Series: The Girl at Midnight #1
Read: April 22nd, 2015
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a DAC Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Delecort Press
Expected Publication: April 28th 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 17 Review: The Replaced

From Goodreads:
Romantic and action-packed, The Replaced is the gripping second installment in the Taking trilogy.

Kyra hasn't been the same since she returned from her mysterious five-year disappearance. Now, on the run from the NSA, Kyra is forced to hide out with others who, like her, have been Returned. Yet she is determined to find Tyler, the boy she loves who was also abducted—all because of her. When her group intercepts a message that Tyler might still be alive but is in the hands of a shadowy government organization that experiments on the Returned, Kyra knows it's a risk to go after him. What if it's a trap? And worse, what if the returned Tyler isn't the same boy she lost? 

Perfect for fans of The Fifth Wave and the Body Finder series, The Replaced is both chilling and explosive, with creepy, otherworldly elements and twisty, psychological thrills that will have you questioning what exactly it means to be human. 

My Review:
I enjoyed this book a lot! It ha been a few months since I read The Taking, but man, this book was really great! And it picks up right away, which is good, because of the cliffhanger. But then this book ends with a similar cliffhanger! Gah, I want the 3rd book now!!!

One thing that I found a bit annoying this time around, wads Kyra's voice. She had a fair amount of times where it'd be a bunch of 3 descriptions, ranging from similar words, to a range, staged just-like-this, and I just found that annoying for some reason! And I don't know why it was annoying for me!

So they find Tyler, but yeah, it's not the best situation-his short term memory of just before he was taken is gone. He didn't remember her coming back, and all that happened in the last book. Which sucks. A lot, since there's also Simon starting to come into the picture!

We learn more about the Returned, which is pretty good, because yeah, it's kinda important, what with the deal that the government made with the aliens who are doing the experiments. And how that connected to Kyra's "nemesis." Oh, and how it connected to new character, Griffin, who wasn't who I thought she was, which is a good thing!

Favourite lines: To be added after publication and I remember to add them!

 Yeah, this was a really great book, really great sequel, and I just would really love to have the 3rd book now!

Author: Kimberly Derting
Series: The Taking #2
Read: April 21st, 2015
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: I loved the fist book, I love her writing, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Expected Publication: April 28th 2015
4.5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars