Saturday, January 31, 2015

Week 5 Review: Wild

From Goodreads:
The forest is full of secrets, and no one understands that better than Cade. Foraging, hunting, surviving— that's all he knows. Alone for years, Cade believes he's the sole survivor. At least, until he catches a glimpse of a beautiful stranger…

Dara expected to find natural wonders when she set off for a spring break camping trip. Instead, she discovers a primitive boy— he's stealthy and handsome and he might be following her. Intrigued, Dara seeks him out and sets a catastrophe in motion.

Thrust back into society, Cade struggles with the realization that the life he knew was a lie. But he's not the only one. Trying to explain life in a normal town leaves Dara questioning it.

As the media swarm and the police close in, Dara and Cade risk everything to get closer. But will the truth about Cade's past tear them apart?

A YA Tarzan retelling.

My Review:
I knew how long this book was. There was 311 pages on my nook. But when I was reading it, it just seemed like there was so much more! I mean, part of that was how small the font was, but still! This was such a great book!

I really enjoyed the beginning, where Cade was in his element, and Dara and Josh were on their camping getaway. And the dynamics there were just really interesting! And in real contrast with
 the rest of the book, when Cade is out in our world.

So Cade was really interesting! He's been raised in the woods by his parents, and they've since died, leaving him on his own since he was around 13 years old. But they taught him survival, and incorrectly, as of yet, that the world had pretty much ended because of a disease or something similar.

Between everyone wanting to know the truth about Cade, well, yeah, he was pretty interesting! But he wasn't raised by wolves, he wasn't the missing link, and yeah, he knows how to read. But yeah, I really enjoyed how they figured out how to stop the media attention!

I really enjoyed this book, it was really quite good! Can't wait to read another Alex Mallory book!

Author: Alex Mallory
Read: January 30th, 2015
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded good, and it's a 2015 Retelling Reading Challenge Book and a SAC 2015 Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: July 8th 2014
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
4.5/5 Stars

Week 5 Review: Blood Infernal

From Goodreads:
In a masterpiece of supernatural mystery and apocalyptic prophecy, New York Times bestselling authors James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell bring to a thunderous conclusion their epic trilogy of novels set between the worlds of shadow and light, between salvation and damnation, where the very gates of Hell must be shattered to discover the true fate of humankind in...

Blood Infernal

As an escalating scourge of grisly murders sweeps the globe, archaeologist Erin Granger must decipher the truth behind an immortal prophecy foretold in the Blood Gospel, a tome written by Christ and lost for centuries: The shackles of Lucifer have been loosened, and his Chalice remains lost. It will take the light of all three to forge the Chalice anew and banish him again to his eternal darkness. With the Apocalypse looming, Erin must again join forces with Army Sergeant Jordan Stone and Father Rhun Korza to search for a treasure lost for millennia. But the prize has already fallen into the hands of their enemy, a demon named Legion, before whom even the walls of the Vatican will fall. 

The search for the key to salvation will take Erin and the others across centuries and around the world, from the dusty shelves of the Vatican’s secret archives to lost medieval laboratories, where ancient alchemies were employed to horrific ends. All the while, they are hunted, besieged by creatures of uncanny skill and talent. As clues are dug free from ancient underground chapels and found frozen in icy mountain caverns, Erin will discover that the only hope for victory lies in an impossible act—one that will destroy not only her, but all she loves. To protect the world, Erin must walk through the very gates of Hell and face the darkest of enemies: Lucifer himself.

With The Blood Gospel, the first novel in the Order of the Sanguines series, James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell combined science, myth, and religion to introduce a breathtaking world where miracles hold new meaning and the fight for good over evil is far more complicated than we ever dreamed. And now, in this epic conclusion to the Sanguines trilogy, Blood Infernal, they take us to the very pit of Hell itself, making us peer into the abyss and face our greatest fears, to answer the ultimate question: What price will we pay for true salvation?

My Review:
This book was really freaking fantastic! I enjoyed it so much, it was just so good! Taking place in March-and only in a few days, with a ton of travel, in that limited time-a lot happens. There were call backs to the last book, which was really great, since I remembered a bit of it, I didn't remember it all!

I really liked the idea of awareness and mind fullness, that the Sanguines haven't had to punish themselves like they have, but know what they are, but to control themselves. It's a bittersweet idea, but ultimately, probably better from them in the long run!

Most of the locations that they went to were in and around Europe. Lots of Italy, Prague, then France. So a lot going on there. But it was the team working together, Erin, the Woman of Learning, Jordan, the Warrior of Man, and Rhun, his title I forget but something about, maybe Knight of the Church? And then Elizabeth with her knowledge, and then Christian and Sophia as guards!

I really enjoyed the big plot line of the green diamond, and where that leads. Because it was the one that was at the end of Innocent Blood, and it was in the prologue of this book, and yeah, it's pretty important to the whole book!

Another thing I really liked, were the tests the group had to face-Rhun with saving the lion cub, Jordan with not protecting himself and not hurting the creature, going as far as to protect it with his own life as it was killing him, and then Erin figuring out where they needed to go for the final battle, and where the object was. Really great!

Lastly, the big thing that I really liked, was how that little scarp at the beginning, that I almost forgot, lead to be so important for how the big, final battle happened! And that was a hard choice, but personally, I felt that it only destroyed Erin, it didn't destroy Jordan. And then it was all good, but it was a bittersweet moment!

This was such a fantastic book, loved where it ended because it was so freaking good, and yeah, I was so happy to read this book!

Authors: James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell
Series: The Order of the Sanguines #3
Read: January 30th, 2015
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: I love this series, and it's a End of Series 2015 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: William Morrow
Expected Publication: February 10th 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 5 Review: Lord of Legends

From Goodreads:
He is Arion, King of the Unicorns. Powerful, seductive, he could possess any female he desired—until now. He is condemned to live as a man, and it is only the enchanting Lady Mariah Donnington's innocence that can release him from his curse.

Abandoned on her wedding night, frightened of her hidden, otherworldly heritage, Mariah is instinctively drawn to the mysterious stranger she discovers imprisoned on her husband's estate. But as the secret of Arion's magical identity unfolds, their friendship burns into a passion that cannot, must not, be consummated. For to do so would destroy them both.

My Review:
I enjoyed rereading this book a lot! I had forgotten most of it, besides that they went somewhere together for a bit of the book, and they ended up together. But this time, it was much richer, because I'd read The Forest Lord and Lord of the Beasts, because Nola has now been in 2 of them. And apparently is in 4, since she's the female star of Lord of Sin!

So there was a lot of back and forth, on who was betraying who, and there was a lot of complicated schemes between Cairbre, Donnington, and unwillingly, but wanting to go home, Arion. So keeping that straight was a bit hard!

I wanted to shake St. John Ware. I mean, obviously, Pamela was using him. I thought that he was still just playing with her, but nope, he was a sucker, and thought that she actually loved him. Nope, she loved his brother!

The ending was very action packed! Between the action on both sides, well, yeah, Mariah has a lot to do! She rallied the unicorns, faked being insane, and took a bullet. And then convinced the unicorns to help their king one last time. And then that's just her side! There was just a lot going on, and it was just so good!

I really enjoyed rereading this book, it was really entertaining, now, hopefully to read Lord of Sin soon!

Author: Susan Krinard
Series: Fane #3
Read: January 30th, 2015
Source: Own
Reason Why: Love this series, rereading it, and it's a Historical Fiction 2015 Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Publisher: HQN Books
Published: March 24th 2009
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 5 Review: Fairest

From Goodreads:
In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana's story is finally told.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her "glamour" to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now. 

Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series

My Review:
This book, it was just so...it. I mean, it's a book about the main villain of the series, the big bad. And yeah, she's pretty evil in this one. Not evil in evil laugh, but she doesn't care about other's emotions too much, she was callous, and she had thoughts like her parent's blood would be a good make up thing. And this blood had been shed while they were dying. They had just died. Yeah.

We find out why she keeps her face covered-because she's been told her whole life she was ugly. And then when she was young, her sister used her lunar abilities on her to burn half her face, and her arm up to her side. Which is a pretty good reason to hide!

So in this book, Selena, who will become Cinder, was burned to death, and she had a heart-beat, but that the doctor wasn't able to save her. I forget, but I thought that her death had something with only having her foot and arm being all that was about to get DNA out of her body. And a fire, I thought that would leave more, especially if the doctor could get a heartbeat? Or am I confusing things and situations and timing?

The whole thing with her husband? That she thought that he was in love with her? And obsessed over that? And the whole situation there? And that after 10 years of marriage, because she wanted to be the Fairest queen, she arranges to have him killed? Yeah, but at least she kills the guy who killed Evret instead of marrying him like she told him. That kind of trickery is why she's the Queen!

Favourite lines: "Resources. You're telling me that we cannot continue to grow our economy because we are living on a rock." This just drips sarcasm! Love! She's so evil!

This was a really fantastic book, and I just really want to read Winter! But I know I have to reread the whole series first! Though I don't think I'll need to reread this...

Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #0.1
Read: January 28th, 2015
Source: Bought
Reason Why: I love this series, and it's a 2015 Dystopia Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Published: January 27th 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 5 Review: Dark Bites

From Goodreads:
For years, eager fans have been clamoring for an all-in-one collection of #1 bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon's novellas. At their enthusiastic behest, we have delivered this brand-new short story collection, including stories previously exclusive to Sherrilyn's website, as well as an all-new, never-before seen story!

Sherrilyn Kenyon takes readers from the Dark-Hunters to the demigods, from Dream-Hunters to demons, and everything in between. Dangerous and exciting, each story is one thrill ride after the next, proving time and again how Sherrilyn has captivated millions of readers worldwide. Now, readers are invited to go deep into Kenyon's rich and imaginative world and experience the heart-racing moments that never stop coming!

Included novellas:

From the World of the Dark-Hunters:

Phantom Lover (V’Aiden)

Winter Born (Dante)

A Dark-Hunter Christmas (Gallagher)

Until Death We Do Part (Velkan)

A Hard Day's Night Searcher (Rafael)

Shadow of the Moon (Fury)

Where Angels Fear to Tread (Zeke)

Fear the Darkness (First Time in Print)

House of the Rising Son (First Time in Print)

Unrelated Stories:

Love Bytes

Santa Wears Spurs

My Review:
This was such a great book! I mean, there was mostly stories that had been published before, but now they're all together, which was really great! And there are some new ones, the main one being House of the Rising Son, which is the story of Styxx and Bethany's first romance and first life!

So House of the Rising Son really made me want to read parts of Styxx over. Which I did. And I found, that I think that time that a demon attacks Styxx, that it was Caleb, because Caleb was the one that led the 6 person group!

In Phantom Lover, at the beginning, I thought that the dragon might be the one for her. But then the story went on, and it was V'Aiden who was for. But then I just loved the twist, that V'Aiden was the dragon. Because yeah, it complicated things. But I enjoyed how it all ended, really great!

Love Bytes is going on that list that I've been meaning compile. Yeah! Now I'm finally going to make it, I won't lose out on books that I've read and then have forgotten! "Pete had been called a lot of things  over the years, but this was the first time anyone had referred to his brother as St. Nick," For good reason!

Favourite line from Santa Wears Spurs: "Woman, right now I have a loaded gun just waiting to...Did I just say that out loud?" Oh, that's just so cute!

This was a really fantastic collection, and now I'm really pumped for Dragonbane!

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: Dream Hunter 0.5, Hellchaster 0.5, Were-Hunter, Dark-Hunter, Dark-Hunter Universe
Read: January 27th, 2015
Source: Bought
Reason Why: Love this series! I have to own all the books and stories in it! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Published: November 25th 2014
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Friday, January 30, 2015

Follow Friday #169, January 30th

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: Hard print (real thing) or Kindle/Nook, which is your favorite?

A: About equal! I have a lot of e-books, but most of my favourites are physical copies. So I'm about torn! What about you guys? Happy reading!

GFC

email

bloglovin

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

The Reward Challenge Update #176

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 Dark Bites which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book, Fairest which counts 3 times as a 2015 Dystopia Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book, Lord of Legends which counts 3 times as Historical Fiction 2015 Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book, Blood Infernal which counts 4 times as  Edelweiss Book, End of Series 2015 Book and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book, Wild which counts 4 times as a 2015 Retelling Reading Challenge, Edelweiss Book and a SAC 2015 Book.

So I have 16 counts which translates to $8 this week! I'll use it to buy Teardrop by Lauren Kate!

First Lines Friday #185, January 30th

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!

"At last, it is almost done. . .Inside his hidden lab, the English alchemist known as John Dee stood before a giant bell made of flawless glass. It rose tall enough for a man to stand upright within its inner chamber. The wondrous work had been fashioned by an esteemed glassmaker on the faraway
island of Murano, near Venice." -Blood Infernal by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell

Which is kinda of a creepy opening, but this whole series has been creepy and awesome! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Kristin Bailey Author Page

The Story: The Legacy of the Clockwork Key was a DAC book, and yeah, it was really good, so I can't wait to read more books!

Website

Series: The Secret Order

The Secret Order: The Legacy of the Clockwork Key and her site, my review, Rise of the Arcane Fire and her site, my review, Shadow of the War Machine and her site, my review.

Kristi Helvig Author Page

The Story: Burn Out I got on NetGalley, and yeah, it sounded really just so good! I enjoyed it, and then I was lucky to get Strange Skies from NetGalley, and yeah, I can't wait for more! It's a great series!

Website

Series: Burn Out

Burn Out: Burn Out and her site, my review, Strange Skies and her site, my review.

Kristen Simmons Author Page

The Story: Article 5 was looking really great, people were talking about it, and yeah, it was really good! And I really enjoyed the whole series! I can't wait to read more books!

Website

Series: Article 5.

Article 5: Article 5 and her site, my review, my reread, Breaking Point and her site, my review, Three and her site, my review.

Stand Alone's: Glass Arrow and her site, my review.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Random Reads #166, January 29th

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 Random.org, I got 940 which turned out to be Liars, INC, by Paula Stokes! It's been on my TBR pile since July 29th, 2014, and I added it because it sounded really good! Happy reading! 

Third Sentence Thursday #181, January 29th

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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!

Nothing today!

What are your guy's 3rd lines? Link up below!

Will the Time Come #191, January 29th

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

Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.

Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him—and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.

With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y'all beg for more. 

Why the time hasn't come yet...
I dunno. I just know I want to read it! It sounds really great! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Kristen Painter Author Page

The Story: I found Blood Rights, and yeah, it sounded really good! And I enjoyed it a lot, and now I can't wait to read more books in the series! And her other books!

Website

Series: House of ComarrĂ©, Crescent City, All Fired Up.

House of Comarré: Forbidden Blood and her site, my review, Blood Rights and her site, my review, Flesh and Blood and her site, my review, Bad Blood and her site, my review, Out for Blood and her site, my review, Last Blood and her site, my review.

Crescent City: House of the Rising Sun and her site, my review, City of Eternal Night and her site, my review, Gardens of Dreams and Desires and her site, my review.

All Fired Up: All Fired Up and her site, my review, Her Viking Valentine and her site, my review.

Stand Alone's: Heart of Fire and her site, my review, Dark Kiss of the Reaper and her site, my review.

Krista McGee Author Page

The Story: I got First Date from NetGalley, and yeah, I really enjoyed it so much, and when I had the chance to be part of the tour for Revolutionary, and yeah, I enjoyed that trilogy!

Website

Series: Anomaly.

Anomaly: Anomaly and my review, Luminary and my review, Revolutionary and my review.

Stand Alone's: First Date and my review, my reread, Starring Me and my review,  Right Where I Belong and my review,

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WWW Wednesday #198, January 28th

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 for starting this meme!

I'm currently reading Fairest by Marissa Meyer, and yeah, it's really great and creepy!
I read Dark Bites by Sherrilyn Kenyon, and yeah, it sounds really great, and yeah, now I can't wait for Dragonbane!
I'm going to be reading As Long As You Love Me by Ann Aguirre, and yeah, I can't wait to read it!

Great collection of books, and yeah, I can't wait to read more! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Waiting on Wednesday #195, January 28th

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

Thor's Serpents by K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr
Expected Publication: March 1st, 2015
From Goodreads:
For fans of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the thrilling conclusion to The Blackwell Pages, written by New York Times bestselling YA authors, K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr.
Thirteen-year-olds Matt, Laurie, and Fen have beaten near-impossible odds to assemble their fellow descendants of the Norse Gods and complete epic quests. Their biggest challenge lies ahead: battling the fierce monsters working to bring about the apocalypse.

But when they learn that Matt must fight the Midgard Serpent alone and Fen and Laurie are pulled in other directions, the friends realize they can't take every step of this journey together. Matt, Laurie, and Fen will each have to fight their own battles to survive, to be true to themselves, and to one another - with nothing less than the fate of the world hanging in the balance.
Sorceress by Claudia Gray
Expected Publication: March 3rd, 2015
From Goodreads:
To save the lives of countless people in Captive’s Sound, Nadia has sworn herself to the One Beneath, to black magic. Her plan, and the town’s only hope, is for Nadia to learn enough sorcery to strike back against the forces of darkness. But now that she’s separated from her friends, her family, and her Steadfast, Mateo, Nadia is more vulnerable than ever to darkness. And as the sorceress Elizabeth summons torrential rains and brings the One Beneath closer to the mortal world, Nadia is running out of time to stop her. The final battle lines are drawn, surprising alliances are made, and true love is tested in the action-packed conclusion to the breathtaking Spellcaster series. 

Sorceress is richly woven with New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray’s signature dark magic, captivating mystery, and star-crossed romance. 

The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutoski
Expected Publication: March 3rd, 2015
From Goodreads:
Book two of the dazzling Winner's Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.

The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement…if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.

As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them. 

Death Marked by Leah Cypress
Expected Publication: March 3rd, 2015
From Goodreads:
A young sorceress’s entire life has been shaped to destroy the empire controlling her world. But if everything she knows is a lie, will she even want to fulfill her destiny? The sequel to Death Sworn is just as full of magic and surprising revelations, and will thrill fans of Leigh Bardugo and Robin LaFevers.

At seventeen, Ileni lost her magical power and was exiled to the hidden caves of the assassins. She never thought she would survive long. But she discovered she was always meant to end up, powerless, in the caves as part of an elder sorcerer’s plan to destroy the evil Empire they'd battled so long. Except that Ileni is not an assassin, and she doesn't want to be a weapon. And, after everything, she’s not even sure she knows the truth. Now, at the very heart of the Empire—its academy for sorcerers—the truth is what she seeks. What she finds challenges every belief she holds dear—and it threatens her fledgling romance with the young master of assassins.

Leah Cypess spins an intricate and beautiful conclusion to Ileni's story. In the end, it may not be the epic decisions that bring down an empire, but the small ones that pierce the heart. 


Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Expected Publication: March 3rd, 2015
From Goodreads:
Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps—gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. After all, it wasn’t the first time that someone had slipped away and left Finn and Sean O’Sullivan on their own. Just a few years before, their mother had high-tailed it to Oregon for a brand new guy, a brand new life. That’s just how things go, the people said. Who are you going to blame?

Finn knows that’s not what happened with Roza. He knows she was kidnapped, ripped from the cornfields by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember. But the searches turned up nothing, and no one believes him anymore. Not even Sean, who has more reason to find Roza than anyone, and every reason to blame Finn for letting her go.

As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap—their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, their uncertain futures—acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss, magic and mystery, regret and forgiveness—a story about how the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are. 


Charisma by Jeanne Ryan
Expected Publication: March 3rd, 2015
From Goodreads:
A chance at the ultimate makeover means deadly consequences in this Sarah Dessen-meets-Robin Cook thriller

Aislyn suffers from crippling shyness—that is, until she’s offered a dose of Charisma, an underground gene therapy drug guaranteed to make her shine. The effects are instant. She’s charming, vivacious, and popular. But strangely, so are some other kids she knows. The media goes into a frenzy when the disease turns contagious, and then deadly, and the doctor who gave it to them disappears. Aislyn must find a way to stop it, before it's too late.

Part medical thriller, part social justice commentary, Charisma will have readers on the edge of their seats.
The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace
Expected Publication: March 3rd, 2015
From Goodreads:
Drama and danger abound in this fantasy realm where dukes play a game for the throne, magical warriors race to find the missing heir, and romance blossoms where it is least expected.

In a world where dukes plot their way to the throne, a Performer’s life can get tricky. And in Johanna Von Arlo’s case, it can be fatal. Expelled from her troupe after her father’s death, Johanna is forced to work for the handsome Lord Rafael DeSilva. Too bad they don’t get along. But while Johanna’s father’s death was deemed an accident, the Keepers aren’t so sure.

The Keepers, a race of people with magical abilities, are on a quest to find the princess—the same princess who is supposed to be dead and whose throne the dukes are fighting over. But they aren’t the only ones looking for her. And in the wake of their search, murdered girls keep turning up—girls who look exactly like the princess, and exactly like Johanna.

With dukes, Keepers, and a killer all after the princess, Johanna finds herself caught up in political machinations for the throne, threats on her life, and an unexpected romance that could change everything. 

Dead to Me by Mary McCoy
Expected Publication: March 3rd, 2015
From Goodreads:
LA Confidential for the YA audience. This alluring noir YA mystery with a Golden Age Hollywood backdrop will keep you guessing until the last page.

"Don't believe anything they say."

Those were the last words that Annie spoke to Alice before turning her back on their family and vanishing without a trace. Alice spent four years waiting and wondering when the impossibly glamorous sister she idolized would return to her--and what their Hollywood-insider parents had done to drive her away.

When Annie does turn up, the blond, broken stranger lying in a coma has no answers for her. But Alice isn't a kid anymore, and this time she won't let anything stand between her and the truth, no matter how ugly. The search for those who beat Annie and left her for dead leads Alice into a treacherous world of tough-talking private eyes, psychopathic movie stars, and troubled starlets--and onto the trail of a young runaway who is the sole witness to an unspeakable crime. What this girl knows could shut down a criminal syndicate and put Annie's attacker behind bars--if Alice can find her first. And she isn't the only one looking

Evoking classic film noir, debut novelist Mary McCoy brings the dangerous glamour of Hollywood's Golden Age to life, where the most decadent parties can be the deadliest, and no drive into the sunset can erase the crimes of past. 

Oh, what a great selection of books coming out then! I've already read Death Marked, and hopefully I'm close to reading Bone Gap and Dead to Me, since I want to up my stats of reviews! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Teaser Tuesday #198, January 27th

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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 Winter Born in Dark Bites by Sherrilyn Kenyon, page 230.

"Nah. She'll do what I said...Then again, I didn't tell her to not eat a Bajoran or Romulan. Damn. You're right. I better go count."

Oh, Simi, the things Ash goes through for you! So cute! So funny!

Kody Keplinger Author Page

The Story: People have been really enjoying Kody Keplinger books, and yeah, that got me to read The Duff, and I really enjoyed it so much, and also Shut Out! I can't wait to read more books!

Website

Stand Alone's: The Duff and her site, my review, Lying Out Out and my review, Shut Out and her site, my review, my reread, A Midsummer's Nightmare and her site, my review, Secrets and Lies and her site, my review, Run.

Kirsty McKay Author Page

The Story: Undead was a JFF book, and yeah, it sounded really good, so I read it, and I enjoyed it so much! I can't wait

Website

Series: Undead.

Undead: Undead and her site, my review, Unfed and her site, my review.

Monday, January 26, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #190, January 26th

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:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #189
Teaser Tuesday #197
WWW Wednesday #197
WOW #194
Will the Time Come #190
Third Sentence Thursday #180
Random Reads #165
First Lines Friday #184
The Reward Challenge Update #175
Follow Friday #168
How Well I Stuck to It #19
Wrote that Review Update #24

Week 4 Reviews:
Blindsighted
The Final Cut
Glow
Unfinished
Unstrung
Excavation
Tease

Tours:
Broken Skies: Review
Bridges Burned: Review

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Random:
Jon S. Lewis Author Page
Jordan Dane Author Page
Jordanda Frankel Author Page
Joy N. Hensley Author Page
Julia Karr Author Page
Julianna Baggot Author Page
Julie Cross Author Page
Juliet Dark Author Page
Jus Accardo Author Page
Karen Akins Author Page
Karen Ann Hopkins Author Page
Karen Erickson Author Page
Theresa Kay Author Page
KissCon Info
We Have the Titles of Fever #8 and 9!!!!
Sarah Dessen Author Page
Victoria Foyt Author Page
Karen Finneyfrock Author Page
Karen Healey Author Page
Karen Kincy Author Page
Karen Mahoney Author Page
Karin Slaughter Author Page
Karsten Knight Author Page
Kasey Michaels Author Page
Kasie West Author Page
Kassy Taylor Author Page
Kat Beyer Author Page
We Have the Cover of The Malediction Trilogy #2!!!!
We Have the Title of Thrown of Glass #4!!!!
Kat Zhang Author Page
Kate Karyus Quinn Author Page
Katharine Ashe Author Page
Kathleen Peacock Author Page
Kathleen E. Woodiwiss Author Page
Kathyrn Miller Haines Author Page
Katie Kacvinsky Author Page
Katie McGarry Author Page
Kelly Creagh Author Page
Kelly Hunter Author Page
Kelly Keaton Author Page
Kendare Blake Author Page
It Does Not Say Do Not Take My Name In Any Way At All
Jessica Warman Author Page
Lola James Author Page
Deb Caletti Author Page
Cheryl Rainfield Author Page
Kenneth Oppel Author Page
Kiki Hamilton Author Page
Kim Harrington Author Page
Kirsten Miller Author Page

OK, so I got 132 posts in 7 days, which is a lot, and I'm tired, but I got a lot of reviews and author pages done, so yeah! Need to read more, though! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read The Murder Wall, Settled Blood, Deadly Deceit, Night of a Thousand Stars, I Want It That Way, As Long As You Love Me, The Shape of My Heart, The Lost Symbol, Burn, Haunted, Beautiful Redemption, On the Edge, Moonset, Spark, Second Star, Divided, Salvage, Amazonia, Gone Girl, Forbidden, Anatomy of a Misfit, In Time, Never Fade, Feral, Wicked Games, and The Prey.
New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn returns with a Jazz Age tale of grand adventure

On the verge of a stilted life as an aristocrat's wife, Poppy Hammond does the only sensible thing—she flees the chapel in her wedding gown. Assisted by the handsome curate who calls himself Sebastian Cantrip, she spirits away to her estranged father's quiet country village, pursued by the family she left in uproar. But when the dust of her broken engagement settles and Sebastian disappears under mysterious circumstances, Poppy discovers there is more to her hero than it seems.

With only her feisty lady's maid for company, Poppy secures employment and travels incognita—east across the seas, chasing a hunch and the whisper of clues. Danger abounds beneath the canopies of the silken city, and Poppy finds herself in the perilous sights of those who will stop at nothing to recover a fabled ancient treasure. Torn between allegiance to her kindly employer and a dashing, shadowy figure, Poppy will risk it all as she attempts to unravel a much larger plan—one that stretches to the very heart of the British government, and one that could endanger everything, and everyone, that she holds dear.

"Raybourn skillfully balances humor and earnest, deadly drama, creating well-drawn characters and a rich setting." —Publishers Weekly on Dark Road to Darjeeling
Famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon answers an unexpected summons to appear at the U.S. Capitol Building. His planned lecture is interrupted when a disturbing object—artfully encoded with five symbols—is discovered in the building. Langdon recognizes in the find an ancient invitation into a lost world of esoteric, potentially dangerous wisdom. When his mentor Peter Solomon—a longstanding Mason and beloved philanthropist—is kidnapped, Langdon realizes that the only way to save Solomon is to accept the mystical invitation and plunge headlong into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and one inconceivable truth . . . all under the watchful eye of Dan Brown's most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol is an intelligent, lightning-paced story with surprises at every turn--Brown's most exciting novel yet.
The Rand scientific expedition entered the lush wilderness of the Amazon and never returned. Years later, one of its members has stumbled out of the world’s most inhospitable rainforest—a former Special Forces soldier, scarred, mutilated, terrified, and mere hours from death, who went in with one arm missing . . . and came out with both intact. Unable to comprehend this inexplicable event, the government sends Nathan Rand into this impenetrable secret world of undreamed-of perils to follow the trail of his vanished father . . . toward mysteries that must be solved at any cost. But the nightmare that is awaiting Nate and his team of scientists and seasoned U.S. Rangers dwarfs any danger they anticipated . . . an ancient, unspoken terror—a power beyond human imagining—that can forever alter the world beyond the dark, lethal confines of Amazonia.
A hot debut trilogy and a riveting story of survival, courage, and romance in a future where creating a master civilization is the only thing prized, no matter the method. After the Omega (the end of the end), 16 year old guys known as LTs discover their overseers are raising them not to be soldiers (lieutenants) as promised, but to be sold as bait because of their Less Than status and hunted for sport. They escape and join forces with a girls’ camp, the Sisters, who have been imprisoned and experimented on for the "good of the Republic," by a government eager to use twins in their dark research. In their plight for freedom, these heroes must find the best in themselves to fight against the worst in their enemies.

Kirsten Miller Author Page

The Story: The Eternal Ones, it sounded really good, and yeah, it was really good! I've really enjoyed her books, and I can't wait to read more!

Website

Series: Eternal Ones, Kiki Strike.

Eternal Ones: The Eternal Ones and my review, All You Desire and my review.

Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City and my review, The Empress's Tomb and my review, The Darkness Dwellers and my review.

Stand Alone's: How to Lead a Life of Crime and my review.

Kim Harrington Author Page

The Story: Clarity looked really, really good! And yeah, it really was! And I've enjoyed all of hte books by her, and I can't wait to read more!

Website

Series: Clarity.

Clarity: Clarity and her site, my review, Perception and her site, my review.

Stand Alone's: The Dead and Buried and her site, my review, Forget Me and her site, my review.

Kiki Hamilton Author Page

The Story: I heard of The Faerie Ring, and yeah, it looked really good, and it just absolutely was! I've really enjoyed this series, and I can't wait to read more!

Website

Series: The Faerie Ring.

The Faerie Ring: The Faerie Ring and her site, my review, The Torn Wing and her site, my review, The Seven Year King and her site, my review, The Faerie Queen and her site, my review.

Stand Alone's: The Last Dance and her site, my review.

Kenneth Oppel Author Page

The Story: This Dark Endeavor looked really good, so I got it from the library, and I enjoyed it a lot! And I enjoyed the sequel! I can't wait to read more!

Website

Series: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein.

The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein: This Dark Endeavor and her site, my review, Such Wicked Intent and her site, my review.

Cheryl Rainfield Author Page

The Story: I got a chance to read Hunted as a part of the tour, and yeah, I really enjoyed it a lot, and then I got Parallel Visions from NetGalley, and yeah, I enjoyed it so much! I really enjoyed both, and I can't wait to read more!

Website

Series: Hunted, Teen Physic.

Hunted: PinPoint and my review, Hunted and her site, my review

Teen Physic: Parallel Visions and her site, my review.

Stand Alone's: Scars and her site, my review, Stained and her site, my review.

Deb Caletti Author Page

The Story: I got Stay from the library because it looked good, and it really was! I enjoyed it a lot, and I can't wait to read more!

Website

Stand Alone's: Stay and her site, my reviewThe Fortunes of Indigo Skye and her site, my review, The Nature of Jade and her site, my review, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart and her site, my review, The Story of Us and her site, my review, The Secret Life of Prince Charming and her site, my review, The Six Rules of Maybe and her site, my review, Wild Roses and his site, my review, He's Gone and her site, my review, The Queen of Everything and her site, my review, The Last Forever and her site, my review, The Secrets She Keeps and her site, my review.

Lola James Author Page

The Story: I got a chance to be a part of the Bound to Remember tour, and it sounded good, so I joined it, and yeah, it was such a great book! And I'm really enjoying the series so far, can't wait for more books!

Website

Series: Spellbound, Fate Trilogy.

Spellbound: Bound to Remember and her site, my review, Unbound and her site, my review, Bound to You and her site, my review, Christmas Abound and her site, my review.

Fate Trilogy: A Villain's Fate and her site, my review, Fate's Design and her site, my review, Defying Fate and her site, my review, Fate Defined and her site, my review.