Friday, July 31, 2015

Follow Friday #194, July 31st

Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Follow Friday is hosted by 2 hosts, Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs! For more rules and how to participate, visit one of the hosts. Now for this week's question:

Q: If you could get an ARC of any book, already published, or not yet, what would it be?

A: Oh, huh, I asked this question! Why did I have to be so hard on myself! Uh, all of my favourite books, Acheron and Styxx  by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter, Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder, the Legacy series by Cayla Kluver, and all these YA books! They're all so freaking good! What about you guys? Happy reading!




Any or all. I'm not too picky, there's options!

The Reward Challenge Update #202, July 31st

The Reward Challenge is almost the complete opposite to a book buying ban as you'll end up buying lots of new books throughout the challenge but only after you've completed a certain amount of reading. It was hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly, so thanks to her for starting it!

OK, so I read Every Choice which counts 3 times as a Tour Review book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book, Vampire Fight Club which counts 3 times as a 2015 Dystopia Book and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book, Immortal Rider which counts 3 times as a 2015 Dystopia Book and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book, Apocalypse which counts 3 times as a 2015 Dystopia Book and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book, Lethal Rider which counts 3 times as a 2015 Dystopia Book and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book, Rogue Rider which counts 3 times as a 2015 Dystopia Book and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book, No Kissing Allowed which counts 4 times as a NetGalley Book, Review Tour Book and a SAC 2015 Book, It Was Always You which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book, For the Win which counts 3 times as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a WoW Book, The Hotter You Burn which counts 3 times as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a WoW Book, The Search which counts 3 times as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a WR Reward Book, Make it Count which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book.

So I have 35 counts which translates to $17.50 this week! I'll use it to buy books!

First Lines Friday #211, July 31st

First Lines Friday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. We encourage all of our fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.

-Grab your current read(s)
-Share the first line(s)
-Include the title and author so that other FLF participants can add the book to their TBR Lists!

"'Get out of there, Sarah.' Boyd yelled from outsider the house. 'The wall is going to tumble any minute.' 'Monty's found something.' Sarah carefully moved over the pile of rubble where the golden retriever was standing." -The Search by Iris Johansen

Well, that does not sound like a safe situation at all! And I know it's not going to end the best! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Random Reads #192, July 30th

Random Reads is a monthly meme (that I'm going to do weekly) hosted by I'm Loving Books to read some books that have been on our TBR piles for a long time. Using, I got 5515 which turned out to be The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson! It's been on my TBR pile since November 5th 2014, and I added it because I've enjoyed her other books! Happy reading! 

Third Sentence Thursday #207, July 30th

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Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme which likes to watch fireworks especially while eating a cookie!
1) Take the book you are currently reading and open it to a random page. Share the third full sentence on that page. (If there isn't a third one – like at the end of a chapter or a blank page – you can share the third sentence of the book or just choose another random page.) Feel free to share more than one sentence, if you feel the need to do so.
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence at Words I Write Crazy (This Blog)
4) Visit one or two of the other blogs to check out their third sentences!

Nowhere, I'm not reading anything!

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Will the Time Come #217, July 30th

Every Thursday I am going to list a book which I really want to read/keep meaning to get to. These are mostly books which have been on my shelf for awhile now but don't have to be, maybe you got it two weeks ago and really want to read it! Thanks to Jodie from Books for Company for this meme!
Want to Join?
-Pick a book you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book    
-Link the post up in the linky  
-Visit the other blogs

The only thing worse than being a witch is living with one.

Camellia’s adopted mother wants Cam to grow up to be just like her. Problem is, Mom’s a seriously wicked witch.

Cam’s used to stopping the witch’s crazy schemes for world domination. But when the witch summons a demon, he gets loose—and into Devon, the cute new boy at school.

Now Cam’s suddenly got bigger problems than passing Algebra. Her friends are getting zombiefied. Their dragon is tired of hiding in the RV garage. For being a shy boy-band boy, Devon is sure kissing a bunch of girls. And a phoenix hidden in the school is going to explode on the night of the Halloween Dance.

To stop the demon before he destroys Devon’s soul, Cam might have to try a spell of her own. But if she’s willing to work spells like the witch...will that mean she’s wicked too?

Why the time hasn't come yet...
Well, this book only came out recently, and I just really want to read it! It looks really fantastic! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

No Kissing Allowed: Review

From Goodreads:
No kissing. No touching. And definitely no falling in love...

Armed with her besties, an embarrassing number of shots, and her list of 10 Wild Things To Do Before Adulthood, recent grad Cameron Lawson is partying it up before she starts her dream job at New York's biggest ad agency. Her last task? Hook up with a random guy. And while it's so not her style, the super-sexy guy sitting next to her is definitely game. No names. No details. 

At least, that was the plan.

On her first day of work, Cameron discovers her hook-up is none other than Aidan Truitt—her new boss's boss. Talk about failing the "no fraternizing with coworkers" policy on an epic level. Especially when Aidan makes it clear their one night was only the beginning. Falling for him could cost her everything, but sometimes the only way to get what you want is by breaking a few rules... 

My Review:
It was just really fantastic to read this book! I've enjoyed previous Melissa West books before, but those were YA, and this was NA, and sometimes the genre jump doesn't always work. Worked in this case, because this was such a great book!

There are only so many ways a romance novel can go. What separates each book from the others, is the characters, who they are, what they get into, that sort of thing. And I really enjoyed reading about Cameron and Aidan! So cute!

I really enjoyed Cameron, she who had to win, who lost her dad, is claustrophobic, and it's a combination of those elements that lead to her relationship with Aidan, from their initial meeting, to sharing their stories with each other. Just so great!

That ending, that was just so sweet! That they created that for themselves, and then that phone call that she had with him, that was just too cute! Very sweet and wonderful, and it made for a perfect ending to this fantastic book!

I enjoyed reading this book so much, it was just a delight and pleasure to read!

Author: Melissa West
Read: July 27th, 2015
Source: YA Bound Review Copy
Reason Why: Really enjoyed her other books, and it's a SAC 2015 Book!
Publisher: Entangled Embraced
Published: July 28th 2015
5/5 Hearts
4.5/5 Books
5/5 Stars
Melissa West writes heartfelt Southern romance and teen sci-fi romance, all with lots of kissing. Because who doesn't like kissing? She lives outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband and two daughters and spends most of her time writing, reading, or fueling her coffee addiction.

Connect with Melissa at or on Twitter @MB_West.

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WWW Wednesday #224, July 29th

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you'll read next?

Thanks to MizB of Should Be Writing now A Daily Rhythm for starting this meme!

I'm currently reading Prince of Conjurers, and yeah, it's going a bit slow, but really enjoying it!
Also reading Written On My Heart, and yeah, it's going to sweet, and I'm really enjoying it a lot!
I read For the Win, and yeah, it was just such a fantastic book! I enjoyed it so much, it was so great!
I'm going to be reading Silvern, and I can't wait, because it looks really great!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Waiting on Wednesday #221, July 29th

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Expected Publication: September 1st, 2015
From Goodreads:
Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world. 

Firewalker by Josephine Angelini
Expected Publication: September 1st, 2015
From Goodreads:
Worlds divide, magic slays, and love lies in the second book of Josephine Angelini’s The Worldwalker Trilogy.

"You think I’m a monster, but my choices, as ruthless as they seem, are justified."

Lily is back in her own universe, and she's ready to start a new life with Rowan by her side. True, she almost died in the Pyre that fueled their escape from New Salem, and must hide her magic for the safety of everyone she cares about, but compared to fighting the Woven, the monstrous creatures inhabiting the alternate Salem, life is looking pretty good.

Unfortunately, Lillian, ruthless ruler of the 13 Cities, is not willing to let Lily go that easily. If she can’t persuade Lily to return to her world, she will force her to come back by doing away with the ones she loves.

Picking up right where Trial By Fire left off, Firewalker is another sexy, fast-paced, heartbreaking thrill ride from internationally bestselling author Josephine Angelini! 

The Drafter by Kim Harrison
Expected Publication: September 1st, 2015
From Goodreads:
Detroit 2030. Double-crossed by the person she loved and betrayed by the covert government organization that trained her to use her body as a weapon, Peri Reed is a renegade on the run.

Don’t forgive and never forget has always been Peri’s creed. But her day job makes it difficult: she is a drafter, possessed of a rare, invaluable skill for altering time, yet destined to forget both the history she changed and the history she rewrote.

When Peri discovers her name on a list of corrupt operatives, she realizes that her own life has been manipulated by the agency. She joins forces with a mysterious rogue soldier in a deadly race to piece together the truth about her final task, unable to trust even herself.

Dark Ghost by Christine Feehan
Expected Publication: September 1st, 2015
From Goodreads:
In the new novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling "queen of paranormal romance," (J.R. Ward) a wounded warrior and a woman on the run find salvation, passion and unimaginable danger in the ghostly darkness of the Carpathian Mountains…

He wasn't civilized or tame. He had his own code and he lived by it.

Monk. Bounty hunter. Vampire slayer. Andre Boroi has spent centuries battling the undead, holding out against the dark with honor. But now, gravely wounded by master vampire Costin Popescu, Andre will be easy to track—his spilled blood marking the killing trail for Popescu and his hungry band of underlings. Andre's only chance is to disappear into the gray mist of the Carpathians. To wait. To hope.

She had a healing touch and a scent that was his lifeblood.

In the mountains in search of a precious crystal, geologist Teagan Joanes suddenly finds herself hunted by those she once trusted. Then she comes across the warrior—wounded, wanting and irresistible. Andre has been craving her for an eternity: his lifemate. Her warmth envelops him. Her scent pulsates. And with every beat of her heart, Teagan surrenders to a passion she can't possibly comprehend.

Now they are bound by destiny, but is it enough to keep them safe from a stalking, relentless darkness that threatens to swallow them alive?

The Fate of Ten by Pittacus Lore
Expected Publication: September 1st, 2015
From Goodreads:
The sixth book in the thrilling, action-packed, New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series! For years the Garde have fought the Mogadorians in secret. Now all of that has changed. The invasion has begun. If the Garde can't find a way to stop the Mogs, humanity will suffer the same fate as the Lorien: annihilation.

There is still hope. When the Elders sent the Garde to Earth, they had a plan—one which the Garde are finally starting to understand. In the climax of The Revenge of Seven, a group of the Garde traveled to an ancient pyramid in Mexico known to their people as the Sanctuary. There they awoke a power that had been hidden within our planet for generations. Now this power can save the world . . . or destroy it. It will all depend on who wields it. 

Oh, man, these books, I just really want to read these books so much! They look so freaking fantastic! What about you guys? Happy reading!

We Have the Title of The Malediction Trilogy #3!!!!

Yeah, we have the title of the 3rd and final book by Danielle L. Jensen! And I'm so excited!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Teaser Tuesday #224, July 28th

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Today's teaser comes from Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione, page 52.

"Someone had tried to dress the place up with colorful paint, construction paper artwork, and cheap Christmas garland on the gray, cracked walls and rusted iron railings, but it was still a gore-toad in a kitten suit. Wait...what the hell was a gore-toad?"

Good question! But you're the one with the missing memory, Reseph! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Every Choice: Review

From Goodreads:
Red is everywhere.
Not just red, blood.
Blood is everywhere.
It is all over me.

Cassie Whitlock has relived that day countless times in her dreams for the past four years. It left more than just physical scars, it has caused her to close herself off to everyone. She no longer believes in love. Love only ends in pain. 

That's why when she meets Luca, she is surprised by the immediate and undeniable attraction between them. She doesn't want complicated and she knows he's about to make everything complicated. As their lives become more intertwined, it becomes harder to hide her secrets, and harder to resist him, but when she discovers he has secrets of his own, she begins to question everything. Cassie has to make a choice: hold on to the ghosts of her past or be brave enough to imagine a future.

My Review:
I enjoyed reading this book. I do wish that I'd read it a bit sooner, or a bit later then I did, because the pain from having my wisdom teeth removed, and everything that came with that, effected my reading experience. Didn't effect how much I enjoyed the book, though!

I really enjoyed Cassie and Luca together. They both have their secrets, they both have something by this relationship-but they both have something to gain, and that gain is what triumphed in the end, which was really great!

Yes, their secrets were pretty hard to bear. Who would want to go through things that hurt, even if in the end, it leads to one of the best things in your life? For her, the attack. For him, the lost love. Either way, pain. But then they got each other!

Really fantastic ending, it was rocky there for a bit, but they made it through it, together, once they realized (well, she realized) that they were better together than apart! Really nice to read, and I enjoyed that so much!

Such a fantastic book, and able to read as a stand alone (since I haven't read the first book) and yeah, I enjoyed it a lot!

Author: Samantha Rey
Series: Every #2
Read: July 26th, 2016
Source: Reading Addiction Tour Review Copy
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Published: June 13th 2015
4/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars
Samantha Rey graduated from the University of Mary Washington in Virginia with a degree in theatre and a Master's in elementary education. While her full-time job is currently teaching third grade just outside of Washington, D.C., her love of theatre, entrancing characters, and never-ending drama has not subsided. She has always loved creating stories and the Every series is culmination of a lot of hard work and following her dreams. When she is not writing, she is reading way too much, choreographing musicals, grading papers, and spending time with her husband and their dog, Paisley. You can follow Samantha on Twitter @authorsamrey, on her website,, or on Facebook,

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading #216, July 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 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 #215
Teaser Tuesday #223
WWW Wednesday #223
WOW #220
Will the Time Come #216
Third Sentence Thursday #206
Random Reads #191
First Lines Friday #210
The Reward Challenge Update #201
Follow Friday #193
How Well I Stuck to It #45
Wrote that Review Update #50

Week 30 Reviews:
Superheroes Anonymous
The Escape
Earth Bound
The Stars Never Rise
Eternal Rider

Supervillians Anonymous: Review

We Have the Cover of Cassandra Palmer #8!!!!
We Have the Cover of Charley Davidson #9!!!!
J.R. Ward Author Page

OK, so I got 22 posts in 7 days, which is pretty good, seeing as I had my wisdom teeth removed on Friday! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read Every Choice, Gilded, Silvern, Extraction, Rebellion, The Aftermath, Angelfall, World After, Zeroboxer, Pretty Amy, The Next ForeverDear Cassie, Make it Right, The Pearl Savage, The Savage Blood, Stray, Forbidden, After the Red Rain, Dead to Me, Evidence of Things Not Seen, She Is Not Invisible, and Love Letters to the Dead.
Red is everywhere.
Not just red, blood.
Blood is everywhere.
It is all over me.

Cassie Whitlock has relived that day countless times in her dreams for the past four years. It left more than just physical scars, it has caused her to close herself off to everyone. She no longer believes in love. Love only ends in pain. 

That's why when she meets Luca, she is surprised by the immediate and undeniable attraction between them. She doesn't want complicated and she knows he's about to make everything complicated. As their lives become more intertwined, it becomes harder to hide her secrets, and harder to resist him, but when she discovers he has secrets of his own, she begins to question everything. Cassie has to make a choice: hold on to the ghosts of her past or be brave enough to imagine a future.
One night in college can change everything…

Away at college, Amy just wants one night alone without her high school sweetheart, Joe. So when he invites her to go to the library, she heads off on her own instead. How she ended up at a house party with the mysterious bad-boy Trevor is another story…

Joe so isn't going to the library. He needs space from Amy, too, so he's decided to rush a fraternity, to get back the swagger he had in high school. But it doesn't take long for the brothers to invite him to the real rush here the beer is flowing and one particular girl has set her eyes on Joe.

Over the course of one wild night, both Amy and Joe will have to decide if their futures belong with two new people, or whether the next forever will have their first loves in it.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Wrote that Review Update #50, July 26th

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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 Bounce, Superheroes Anonymous, Supervillians Anonymous, The Escape, Earth Bound, The Stars Never Rise, Overkill and Eternal Rider, so I have 7 of 7 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 #45, July 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!

Week 31:
Saturday: Every Choice by Samantha Rey, The Nightmare Charade by Mindee Arnett, Gilded by Christina Farley, Silvern by Christina Farley
Sunday: Extraction by Stephanie Diaz, Rebellion by Stephanie Diaz, The Aftermath by Jen Alexander
Monday: Angelfall by Susan Ee, World After by Susan Ee, Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee
Tuesday: Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein, The Next Forever by Lisa Burstein, Dear Cassie by Lisa Burstein, Make it Right by Megan Erickson
Wednesday: The Pearl Savage by Tamara Rose Blodgett, The Savage Blood by Tamara Rose Blodgett, Stray by Elissa Sussman, Forbidden by Kimberly Griffiths Little
Thursday: After the Red Rain by Barry Lyga, Peter Facinelli, and Robert DeFranco, Dead to Me by Mary McCoy
Friday: Evidence of Things Not Seen by Lindsey Lane, She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick, Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

Tour Books: 2. Check.

Review Books: 1 Check.

NetGalley: 12. Check.

Edelweiss: 2. Check.

Meme Books: NA.

Rereads: NA.

New Books: 1. Check.

Pretty good week, with some really great books! What about you guys? Happy reading!

J.R. Ward Author Page

The Story: I saw the Black Dagger Brotherhood series around, and it looked really fantastic, so yeah, I just had to check it out, and it looks really fantastic, and I can't wait to read it!


Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Black Dagger Legacy, Fallen Angels, The Bourbon Kings.

Black Dagger Brotherhood: Dark Lover and her site, my review, Lover Eternal and her site, my review, Lover Awakened and her site, my review, Lover Revealed and her site, my review, Lover Unbound and her site, my review, Lover Enshrined and her site, my review, Father Mine and my review, Lover Avenged and her site, my review, Lover Mine and her site, my review, Lover Unleashed and her site, my review, Lover Reborn and her site, my review, Lover at Last and her site, my review, The King and her site, my review, The Shadows and her site, my review, The Beast.

Black Dagger Legacy (Spin off Series of *Black Dagger Brotherhood*): Blood Kiss.

Fallen Angels: Covet and her site, my review, Crave and her site, my review, Envy and her site, my review, Rapture and her site, my review, Possession and her site, my review, Immortal and her site, my review.

The Bourbon Kings: The Bourbon Kings and her site.

Stand Alone's: The Story of Son and my site.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Week 30 Reviews: Overkill, Eternal Rider

From Goodreads:
Free short stories to update readers on the lives of the Demonica characters.

Wraith and Serena
Tayla and Eidolon - the scene takes place between Sin Undone and Eternal Rider
Kaden and Andrea - these two chapters are included in the ebook version of Eternity Embraced, but are not in the print short story found in The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2: Love Bites
Luc and Kar - this scene takes place eight months after the events of Sin Undone
Shade and Runa - this scene takes place between Rogue Rider and Reaver

Reaver - his scene takes place between Rogue Rider and Reaver

From Goodreads:
They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

His name is Ares, and the fate of mankind rests on his powerful shoulders. If he falls to the forces of evil, the world falls too. As one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he is far stronger than any mortal, but even he cannot fight his destiny forever. Not when his own brother plots against him. 

Yet there is one last hope. Gifted in a way other humans can't-or won't-understand, Cara Thornhart is the key to both this Horseman's safety and his doom. But involving Cara will prove treacherous, even beyond the maddening, dangerous desire that seizes them the moment they meet. For staving off eternal darkness could have a staggering cost: Cara's life.

My Review:
I enjoyed reading these books so much! The short scenes of couples that we've gotten to know, little insights into their lives after their main story is over (though they still have things to do, which is kinda the point of them!) And then Eternal Rider, the first book of the Lords of Deliverance series! So awesome!

I really enjoyed the updates into the lives of the couples that we've grown to know and love. That was just really fantastic and just so enjoyable, having these events that hey, life goes on, and even though we've seen them in books after their own, these scenes were focused on them, so that was great!

Eternal Rider, oh, man, what a kick off to the series-within-the-series! Such a great beginning, I really enjoyed reading about Ares and Cora's relationship, what with Hal, and the fact of his seal, and her death would cause his seal to break, which would be really sucky!

The way that that things all came together for that ending, that was pretty fantastic! Very smart, and just so entertaining to read it! Just makes me want to read the next book all the more, and so glad that I can do so soon, seeing as this is the end of my week!

Such great things to read, I just enjoyed them so much! And now to read the next book(s) in the series!

Author: Larissa Ione
Series: Demonica #5.7, 6, Lords of Deliverance #1
Read: July 24th, 24th, 2015
Source: Free, Tuebl
Reason Why: I'm really enjoying the series! And Eternal Rider is a 2015 Dystopia Book and a WTC Book, and they're both Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Books!
Publisher: Larissa Ione, Grand Central Publishing
Published: January 1st 2011, April 1st 2011

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

Eternal Rider:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 30 Review: The Stars Never Rise

From Goodreads:
Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she's too busy trying to actually survive. Her town's population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she'll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie's sin has put her in serious trouble.

To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can't survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.

My Review:
This was such a fantastic book! I wasn't planning on reading it, but then I saw it on my list of recently added to my nook books when I was looking for something to read, and I thought, yeah, I should read this. And I'm so glad that I did, because this was such a fantastic book!

One thing about me, is that I get anxious energy over unfairness. Which this book had in spades, which means that I was basically bouncing off the walls, because there was so much that was wrong in this world, and there was nothing I could do about it!

I really enjoyed Nina! She was so practical, like the line in the synopsis of her priorities of her immortal soul and survival. It made it stronger, I think, and better equipped to deal with everything that happened in this book!

And oh, did things happen in this book! So many twists and turns, like Finn, like the Church! I enjoyed reading all of that so much! And that there's the seeds for the next book, the demons that want to kill off humans, well, I can't wait to read about that!

This was just such a fantastic book, and now I really can't wait for The Flame Never Dies, it's going to be so fantastic!

Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: The Stars Never Rise #1
Read: July 23rd, 2015
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Because it's a Rachel Vincent Book! And it's a 2015 Dystopia Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published: June 9th 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 30 Review: Earth Bound

From Goodreads:
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Air Bound returns to the mysterious coastal town of Sea Haven where six sisters of the heart are bound by the elements, and one is stalked by an inescapable past…

After escaping from a cult, Lexi found refuge with her sisters on the farm that more than sustained her body—it nurtured her soul as well. But she never forgot the terror she left behind or the always present fear that the cult would find her again, and claim her. Then her nightmare came true.

Lexi was discovered and threatened—only to be suddenly saved by a stranger. He is Gavriil Prakenskii, and he's awestruck by the woman he's rescued. She is destined for him. He can feel it in his soul. But how can Lexi find happiness with a man steeped in secrets and shadows, one intimately acquainted with violence, and whose very love could be the death of them?

My Review:
Oh, I enjoyed this book so much! Reading it was much faster then Air Bound, and I think that's because of what Lexi went through, that made me want to read faster so I could get to her happy ending! Plus, her and Gavriil were a pretty great couple!

I didn't catch the first time that Reverend RJ was mentioned, well, Reverend, but not RJ. So I was thinking about it, and that he might be the leader of the cult that did this to Lexi. And then went back and reread the beginning, and caught it, so I was right! Makes me so glad that he met the end that he did in Hidden Currents!

Lexi went through a lot. I kinda wish that Caine had had his ending with a bit more page time, because he did pretty horrible things to her, and I wanted him to suffer a bit more, well, suffer where I could read about it, not after-the-fact mentionings!

That one scene, where Gavriil goes to Ilya's house, that was just so cute! I enjoyed reading that so much, of having the second oldest brother (because we finally got the birth order of he Prakenskii's brothers!) meeting the youngest for the first time since their parents were killed and they were separated! So great! And then of course there was action, which was just so great!

Favourite lines: "'Letting you get to know what an all-around great prize you're getting. I come with an arsenal, two killer dogs and skills on my resume few others can ever claim.' 'You're impossible, do you know that? I'll bet no one else knows you have a sense of humor.' 'It's been such a well-kept secret, so much so, even I didn't know.'" Well, now the both of them know now! Yeah!

Such a great and fantastic book, now I can't wait for Fire Bound, and Blythe's book!

Author: Christine Feehan
Series: Sisters of the Heart #4
Read: July 22nd, 2015
Source: Bought
Reason Why: Love this series and this author! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Jove
Published: July 7th 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars