Sunday, January 31, 2016

Wrote that Review Update #77, January 31st

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My reviews to reward is writing all of the reviews of the week, and I motivated myself to write my review for ,  so I have  of  reviews written! My reward is !

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

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #72, January 31st

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 6:
Forbidden by Kimberly Griffiths Little, Banished by Kimberly Griffiths, Behold the Bones by Natalie C. Parker, Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb, Dreamology by Lucy Keatin

Tour Books: NA.

Review Books: NA.

NetGalley: NA.

Edelweiss: 3. Check.

Meme Books: NA.

Rereads: NA.

New Books: 1. Check.

So a pretty good week, and it looks really great! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Katrina Leno Author Page

The Story: I got both The Half Life of Molly Pierce, and The Lost & Found from Edelweiss, and I've enjoyed the first, and I can't wait to read the second!

Website

Stand Alone's: The Half Life of Molly Pierce and her site, my review, The Lost & Found and her site, my review.

Christina Meredith Author Page

The Story: Kiss Crush Collide was out and about, and I found it, read it, and really enjoyed it! And now I've gotten Red Velvet Crush from Edelweiss, and I can't wait to read it!

Website

Stand Alone's: Kiss Crush Collide and her site, my review, Red Velvet Crush and her site, my review.

Rebecca Maizel Author Page

The Story: I got both Between Us and the Moon, and A Season of Fireflies from Edelweiss, and I just want to read they, they look just so great!

Website

Stand Alone's: Between Us and the Moon and my review, A Season of Fireflies and my review,

Series: Vampire Queen.

Vampire Queen: Infinite Days and her site, my review, Stolen Nights and her site, my review, Eternal Dawn and my review.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Week 5 Review: Shade Me

From Goodreads:
Nikki Kill does not see the world like everyone else. In her eyes, happiness is pink, sadness is a mixture of brown and green, and lies are gray. Thanks to a rare phenomenon called synesthesia, Nikki's senses overlap, in a way that both comforts and overwhelms her.

Always an outsider, just one 'D' shy of flunking out, Nikki's life is on the fast track to nowhere until the night a mysterious call lights her phone up bright orange—the color of emergencies. It's the local hospital. They need Nikki to identify a Jane Doe who is barely hanging on to life after a horrible attack.

The victim is Peyton Hollis, a popular girl from Nikki's school who Nikki hardly knows. One thing is clear: Someone wants Peyton dead. But why? And why was Nikki's cell the only number in Peyton's phone?

As she tries to decipher the strange kaleidoscope of clues, Nikki finds herself thrust into the dark, glittering world of the ultra-rich Hollis family, and drawn towards Peyton's handsome, never-do-well older brother Dru. While Nikki's colors seem to help her unravel the puzzle, what she can't see is that she may be falling into a trap. The only truth she can be sure of is that death is a deep, pulsing crimson.

Shade Me is award-winning author Jennifer Brown's first book in a thrilling suspense series about Nikki Kill.

My Review:
This book was different from most books! It was darker, and there was no happy ending for now-the ending was pretty dark, and with a lot of questions, some answers, and some darker times coming in the future!

One thing that I have to comment on, is the cover! It's so beautiful, and I love the colours, it's so wonderful to look at! And it's a great representation of the book, what with Nikki's synesthesia. So really great cover!

Nikki wasn't the easiest to like for me. She was enjoyable to read about, not not likeable at first. She was harsh and straight to the point, and she had some bad habits, like smoking. I really don't like the idea of smoking! But she grew on me!

Loved the mystery, and the clues that were left behind by Peyton, and the reasons why. Family is complicated, and I thought that things might go bad in places that they didn't, and vice versa. And all those twists and revelations at the end? Shocking, and I can't wait to see some reactions in the next book!

This book was wonderful, and I really can't wait to read more!

Author: Jennifer Brown
Series: Nicki Kill #1
Read: January 29th, 2016
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really great, looks even better, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Published: January 19th 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 5 Review: Burn

From Goodreads:
After helping to rescue Princess Aislynn, Elanor has finally rejoined the rebel camp she calls home. Stolen from her parents at a young age and forced into service by the Wicked Queen, Elanor now wants nothing more than to see the queen removed from power. But Elanor has secrets, mistakes she's spent years trying to forget, and the closer the rebels get to the throne, the harder it is for Elanor to keep her past hidden away.

With fellow rebels on her side—including Princess Aislynn, Thackery, and the handsome and mysterious Matthias—it is time for Elanor to make a decision. Will she protect her secrets? Or risk everything to save the people she loves?

The thrilling companion to Elissa Sussman's masterful and original fairy tale, Stray, that will appeal to readers of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and fans of Wicked, Into the Woods, and the Disney princess movies. 

My Review:
Gah, it was so great to read this book! I'd only recently read Stray, so it was really great to just dive into this book!  It was great to really get to know Elanor, and see Aislynn and Thackery again! Just an awesome book!

Really enjoyed seeing things from the side that wasn't clouded by the "path" and all that nonsense. Though maybe a different type of clouding, with what the Wicked Queen did to to all of them. But there was a few major twists there!

My one complaint, is that I wish that this book was longer! We could've had more time to explore what was going on, and learn more, and just plain have more time with them! But there's always the next book, yeah!

So my suspicions from the first book, about Aislynn and her Fairy Godmother and the wolf, well, are continued on in this book, and added to them, is Elanor and her fox! This series is called the Four Sisters, and we got the other version of the story. And we had the power objects. So yeah, things are starting to take shape!

Loved this book, it was so freaking great, and I can't wait to read more, the next girl, the next "sister"!

Author: Elissa Sussman
Series: Four Sisters #2
Read: January 27th, 2016
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Loved the first book, and it's a 2016 Retelling Reading Challenge Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Published: January 19th 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 5 Reviews: Being Jamie Baker, Kissing Jamie Baker, More Than Jamie Baker



From Goodreads:
An accident that should end in tragedy instead gives seventeen-year-old Jamie Baker a slew of uncontrollable superhuman abilities. To keep her secret safe Jamie socially exiles herself, earning the title of Rocklin High's resident ice queen. But during a supercharged encounter with star quarterback Ryan Miller she literally kisses anonymity goodbye. Now the annoyingly irresistible Ryan will stop at nothing to melt the heart of the ice queen and find out what makes her so special. Unfortunately, Ryan is not the only person on to her secret. Will Jamie learn to contain her unstable powers before being discovered by the media or turned into a government lab rat? More importantly, can she throw Ryan Miller off her trail before falling in love with him?

From Goodreads:
A short story that retells Jamie and Ryan's first kiss from Ryan's point of view.

From Goodreads:
Jamie Baker, the only girl in the world with superpowers, has now accepted who she is and learned to control her power. Not to mention she has the best boyfriend on the planet. Life is finally looking good. But the day she witnesses an accident and decides not to save the guy out of fear of being exposed, she realizes that simply being Jamie Baker isn't enough.
After seeing Jamie so wrecked with guilt, the ever-helpful Ryan Miller decides it's time to make all of his fantasies about turning his girlfriend into an honest-to-goodness superhero become a reality.


Of course, coming up with a decent Super Name and fending off all of Ryan's attempts to get her into spandex aren't the only problems Jamie faces. The more her alter ego starts to make headlines, the harder it becomes for Jamie to hide her extracurricular activities from her best friend, the government, radical scientists, and the mysterious new guy who is determined to steal her from her boyfriend. 

My Review:
I wasn't expecting to read these books. Before I saw on Facebook that Being Jamie Baker was free on various book-selling sites, I hadn't even heard of it. But I'm so glad that I have, because they were just so fantastic and amazing books!

I loved reading about Jamie, she was such an incredible character, her story was so captivating, and I just loved her voice! And the story she had to tell, oh wow, so entertaining to read! I loved her, Ryan, and all the others! So fantastic to read these books!

Being Jamie Baker, we really got introduced to this world and to these characters. And it was really awesome to have that, because that makes this series a bit of a YA/NA series, between the high school setting, and then the college setting!

More Than Jamie Baker, well, the threats were expanded upon, and there were lies and secrets and stuff. And people weren't who they seemed to be and other times, people grew and changed. Which was something of a good thing, in one case, and a bad thing in another.

Oh, that cliffhanger ending of More Than Jamie Baker! That was pure evil, and has me begging for the final book in the series! Though I feel sorry for those who've read it before me, and have been waiting for it and dealing with the pain longer!

This is such a fantastic series, so enjoyable ,and I'm going to have to check out Kelly Oram's other books out!

Author: Kelly Oram
Series: Jamie Baker #1, 1.5, 2
Read: January 24th, 24th, 24th, 2016
Source: Free, Tuebl
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Books!
Publisher: Bluefields, Kelly Oram
Published: June 14th 2010, March 2012, October 13th 2013

Being Jamie Baker:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Kissing Jamie Baker:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









More Than Jamie Baker:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 5 Review: Feverborn

From Goodreads:
In Karen Marie Moning's latest installment of the epic #1 New York Times bestselling Fever series, the stakes have never been higher and the chemistry has never been hotter. Hurtling us into a realm of labyrinthine intrigue and consummate seduction, FEVERBORN is a riveting tale of ancient evil, lust, betrayal, forgiveness and the redemptive power of love.

When the immortal race of the Fae destroyed the ancient wall dividing the worlds of Man and Faery, the very fabric of the universe was damaged and now Earth is vanishing bit by bit. Only the long-lost Song of Making—a haunting, dangerous melody that is the source of all life itself—can save the planet.

But those who seek the mythic Song—Mac, Barrons, Ryodan and Jada—must contend with old wounds and new enemies, passions that burn hot and hunger for vengeance that runs deep. The challenges are many: The Keltar at war with nine immortals who've secretly ruled Dublin for eons, Mac and Jada hunted by the masses, the Seelie queen nowhere to be found, and the most powerful Unseelie prince in all creation determined to rule both Fae and Man. Now the task of solving the ancient riddle of the Song of Making falls to a band of deadly warriors divided among—and within—themselves.

Once a normal city possessing a touch of ancient magic, Dublin is now a treacherously magical city with only a touch of normal. And in those war-torn streets, Mac will come face to face with her most savage enemy yet: herself. 

My Review:
This book! Oh man, it was just so great! Another fantastic book in this series that it just so incredible, and just keeps getting better! After the cliffhanger ending of Burned, this book was something of a need to read-I had to have more!

This book dealt with a lot of the threads that carried on from Burned. And then it mentioned some of the others, though I don't think all of them were. But I know that they'll be a part of Feversong! And I can't wait to read them!

One big part of this book was dealing with what was left of the Hoar Frost King's leftovers, or regurgitated messes. Because the black holes could wipe out the earth, and that would be really bad, since the Nine (well, now Ten) died on earth (though as pointed out in a Q&A, that doesn't mean that the original Nine were born on earth!

Another thing this book brought up was Mac's fear that she'd never gotten free of the Sinsar Dubh and all that was happening was just part of the illusion. Which is kinda freaking scary, but since we have POV's of other characters, well, we know that's unlikely, but Mac doesn't have that!

A lot happens in this book, and all the little bits are starting to come together (though it hasn't taken it's true shape) and it was just so fascinating to read, why things happened, what's going to happen as a result of them, what was revealed, and, oh, yeah, THAT CLIFFHANGER ENDING!!!!! That was just evil! I need more!

Such a fantastic book, and I really, really need Feversong! Which might not be the end of the series, yeah, but just the end of this story arc! Yeah! Though apparently this is not set in stone. Boo. I want and desperately need more!

Author: Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #8
Read: January 23rd, 2016
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Love this series so much! And this book is a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published: January 19th 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Friday, January 29, 2016

Follow Friday #220, January 29th

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:

Still don't know what is happening with this meme since there isn't anything on the sites! What about you guys? Happy reading!

GFC

email

bloglovin

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

The Reward Challenge Update #228, January 29th

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 Feverborn which counts 3 times as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book and a WoW Book, Being Jamie Baker which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book, Kissing Jamie Baker which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book, More Than Jamie Baker which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book, Burn which counts 5 times as a 2016 Retelling Reading Challenge Book, Edelweiss Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book and a WoW Book, Shade Me which counts 4 times as a Edelweiss Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book and a WoW Book.

So I have 28 counts which translates to $9 this week! I'll use it to buy a book!

First Lines Friday #237, January 29th

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!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Write on Review-a-Thon January Sign Up

So the Write On Review-a-Thon is hosted by Book Bumblings, and I made it a bit further than last time, but again, I've fallen behind and need catch up!

I want to read week 3, 4, and 5 reviews! What about you guys? Happy reading! 

Random Reads #218, January 28th

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 5491 which turned out to be The Rose Society by Marie Lu! It's been on my TBR pile since November 18th 2014, and I added it because I love her books! Happy reading! 

Third Sentence Thursday #233, January 28th

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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.
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Will the Time Come #243, January 28th

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

A love letter to the craft and romance of film and fate in front of—and behind—the camera from the award-winning author of Hold Still.

A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world.

Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. She’s enigmatic…. She’s beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.

Why the time hasn't come yet...
Too much books, so little time! As always! What about you guys? Happy reading! 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #246, January 27th

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

Firstlife by Gena Showalter
Expected Publication: February 23rd, 2016
From Goodreads:
ONE CHOICE.

TWO REALMS.

NO SECOND CHANCE.

Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.

There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.

In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she’s drawn to isn’t home to the boy she’s falling for? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision…


Bitter Bite by Jennifer Estep
Expected Publication: February 23rd 2016
From Goodreads:
Which is stronger: blood ties or a battle-tested friendship?

It’s not easy being queen bee of an underworld abuzz with crooks and killers. Wielding my potent Ice and Stone elemental magic will only get me so far—my real secret is my tight-knit makeshift family, a motley crew of cops and criminals, dwarves and playboys. My foster brother Finnegan Lane is my right-hand man, but when his suddenly not-dead relative comes back into the picture, I’m the one on the outside looking in. 

It’s funny how life works: one minute your best friend is rock-steady, and the next he’s doe-eyed and buying into this whole loving-relative routine to the point of ignoring you. I’d like to be happy for Finn, I really would. But all of my instincts are telling me that beneath the syrupy sweet demeanor and old-fashioned charm, this sudden interloper is planning something. The whole shtick leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. This person might have avoided the grave once, but I’ll put anyone who hurts Finn in the ground—for good. 


The Power by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Expected Publication: February 23rd, 2016
From Goodreads:
With any great change, there is always strife, and the Covenant University has become the frontline between pure-bloods who want the Breed Order reinstated and the half-bloods who want the right to control their own destinies.
Fate has other plans.

The violence is escalating and war between the races seems inevitable, and it couldn’t come at a worse time. Hyperion may be out of commission, but Josie and Seth know they have only earned a reprieve. Seth must get Josie fully prepared, which means controlling her newfound abilities, and they need to find the other demigods before the Titans do.
But the gods are sensing a greater threat.

Only one thing is more dangerous than a bunch of starved Titans, and that’s an out-of-control Apollyon. The aether in Josie is drawing Seth in deeper, and when lust mixes with love and gives way to power, he knows being close to her is not only dangerous to her, but to everyone around them, but letting her go requires a level of selflessness that just isn’t Seth’s style.

The paths taken in the past are becoming the roads of the future.

Just as chaos breaks out, familiar faces from the past return, complicating the already strained bond between Josie and Seth, and when the danger from the Titans erupts with devastating consequences, the dark allure of power calls to Seth again, but this time Josie might not be able to pull him back.

And when the struggle between power and love becomes the deadliest battleground, there may be no salvation.


Kingdom of Ashes by Rihannon Thomas
Expected Publication: February 23rd, 2016
From Goodreads:
Asleep for a hundred years, awoken by a kiss, Aurora’s life was supposed to be a fairytale. But since discovering that loyalty to the crown and loyalty to her country are two very different things, Aurora knows she can only dream of happily ever after. Once the enchanted princess, savior of her people, she is now branded a traitor.

Aurora is determined to free her home from the king’s tyrannical rule, even if it means traveling across the sea to the kingdom of the handsome and devious Prince Finnegan—someone who seems to know far more about her magic than he should. However, Finnegan’s kingdom has perils of its own, and any help he gives Aurora will come at a price.

As Aurora and Finnegan work together to harness her power—something so fiery and dangerous that is as likely to destroy those close to Aurora as it is to save them—she begins to unravel the mysteries surrounding the curse that was placed on her over a century before…and uncover the truth about the destiny she was always meant to fulfill.

Brimming with captivating fantasy and life-threatening danger, the sequel to A Wicked Thing takes Sleeping Beauty on an adventure unlike any she’s ever had before. 


Behold the Bones by Natalie C. Parker
Expected Publication: February 23rd, 2016
From Goodreads:
Candace “Candy” Pickens has been obsessed with the swamp lore of her tiny Louisiana town for . . . forever. Name any ghostly swamp figure and Candy will recite the entire tale in a way that will curl your toes and send chills up your spine.

That doesn’t mean Candy’s a believer, however. Even though she and her friends entered the swamp at the start of summer and left it changed, Candy’s the only one who can’t see or feel the magical swamp Shine. She’s also the only one who can’t see the ghosts that have been showing up and spooking everyone in town ever since. So Candy concentrates on other things—real things. Like fighting with her mother and plotting her escape from her crazy town.

But ghosts aren’t the only newcomers in Sticks, Louisiana. The King family arrives like a hurricane: in a blur and unwanted—at least by Candy. Mr. King is intent on filming the rumored ghostly activity for his hit TV show, Local Haunts. And while Candy can’t ignore how attracted she is to eighteen-year-old Gage King and how much his sister, Nova, wants to be friends, she’s still suspicious of the King family.


As Candy tries to figure out why the Kings are really in town and why the swamp that had previously cast her aside now seems to be invading every crack in her logical, cynical mind, she stumbles across the one piece of swamp lore she didn’t know. It’s a tale that’s more truth than myth, and may have all the answers . . . and its roots are in Candy’s own family tree.

These books! I am so freaking excited for them! I've loved their previous books, and I just need more! What about you guys? Happy reading!

WWW Wednesday #250, January 27th

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 More Than Jamie Baker, and it's just so great and enjoyable! I want more!
I'm also reading Burn, and I'm enjoying it so much!  Such a fantastic sequel!
I read Being Jamie Baker, and it was so great! I enjoyed it so much, and I need to read more!
I'm going to be reading Captive and I can't wait, I've been, and I have a block with the "captive" part, but I want to read it so much!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Kelly Oram Author Page

The Story: I saw that Being Jamie Baker was free via Facebook, and it sounded good, so I got it, read it, and it was just so fantastic! I need to read more of her books!

Website

Series: Jamie Baker, V is for Virgin, Science Squad, Supernaturals.

Jamie Baker: Being Jamie Baker and her site, my review, Kissing Jamie Baker and my review, More Than Jamie Baker and her site, my review, Remember Jamie Baker and her site, my review.

V is for Virgin: V is for Virgin and her site, my review, A is for Abstinence and her site, my review.

Science Squad: The Avery Shaw Experiment and her site, my review, The Libby Garrett Intervention and her site, my review.

Supernaturals: Chameleon and her site, my review, Ungifted and her site, my review, Scion and her site, my review.

Stand Alone's: Cinder & Ella and her site, my review, Serial Hottie and her site, my review, Joni, Underway and her site, my review, If We Were a Movie and her site, my review.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Teaser Tuesday #250, January 26th

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 Burn by Elissa Sussman, page 60.

"Before the other could reach for his knife, an arrow came flying out of the forest, striking him between the eyes. With a gurgle, he fell to the ground."

Violent! But it's the bad guys, so that's fine! Need more! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Monday, January 25, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #242, January 25th

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

What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #241
Teaser Tuesday #249
WWW Wednesday #249
WOW #246
Will the Time Come #242
Third Sentence Thursday #232
Random Reads #217
First Lines Friday #236
The Reward Challenge Update #227
Follow Friday #219
How Well I Stuck to It #71
Wrote that Review Update #76

Week 4 Reviews:
Dirty Talk
Endure
The Awakening
The Restorer
The Kingdom
The Prophet
The Visitor

OK, so I got 15 posts in 7 days, so more of the busy with school! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read Beautiful BelovedBeautiful SecretDirty Deeds, Flawed, Frozen Tides, The Girl From Everywhere, The Girl I Used to Be, The Girl in the Woods, Now That She's Gone, The Greatest Zombie Movie, Harmony HouseA Study in Charlotte, and Tunnel Vision.

In Beautiful Stranger , finance whiz Sara Dillon met the irresistibly sexy Brit, Max Stella, at a New York City club. Through the series we’ve watched them learn to balance commitment with their less than private brand of playfulness. In Beautiful Beloved, Max and Sara take it to the next step. But the question is: Will they be able to find a balance between the wild sexcapades they aren’t ready to retire, and the demands of parenthood that come along with their new Beautiful bundle of joy? Parenthood: it’s not for the weak of heart.
AN UPTIGHT BRITISH EXECUTIVE. AN ADVENTUROUS AMERICAN NEWBIE. A SEXY INTERNATIONAL SCANDAL IN THE MAKING.

New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Christina Lauren’s Beautiful and Wild Seasons series hook up in Beautiful Secret for an erotic intercontinental romp that celebrates the best of both worlds!

When Ruby Miller’s boss announces he’s sending her on an extended business trip to New York City, she’s shocked. As one of the best and brightest young engineers in London, she knows she’s professionally up to the task. The part that’s throwing her is where she’ll be spending a month up close and personal working alongside—and staying in a hotel with—Niall Stella, her firm’s top urban planning executive and The Hottest Man Alive. Despite her ongoing crush, Ruby is certain Niall barely knows she’s alive…until their flirty overnight flight makes him sit up and take notice.

Not one for letting loose and breaking rules, recently divorced Niall would describe himself as hopeless when it comes to women. But even he knows outgoing California-girl Ruby is a breath of fresh air. Once she makes it her mission to help the sexy Brit loosen his tie, there’s no turning back. Thousands of miles from London, it’s easy for the lovers to play pretend. But when the trip is over, will the relationship they’ve built up fall down?
Alex Dawn is saying no to men. No to bad relationships, disappointments, and smooth-talkers. Focusing on her family and her job at Payton and Sons Automotive keeps her mind occupied and her heart content. She doesn’t really miss a man’s touch, until one night, a man shows up with the body of a god and a voice from her dirtiest dreams.

L.M. Spencer is only in Tory, Maryland, to scope out the town as a possible site for one of his company's hotels. The British businessman didn’t expect his car to break down or to find the hottest little American he’s ever seen holding a tire iron, piercing him with bright blue eyes.

They agree to one hot night, one dirty deed to burn out the chemistry between them. But from their first kiss, Alex can’t stop saying yes to this man. And when Spencer’s company threatens everything she cares about, they must make the choice to stand together or apart.
The Scarlet Letter meets Divergent in this thoughtful and thrilling novel by bestselling author Cecelia Ahern.

Celestine North lives a perfect life. She's a model daughter and sister, she's well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she's dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.

But then Celestine encounters a situation where she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule. And now faces life-changing repercussions.

She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED.

In her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society where obedience is paramount and rebellion is punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her-everything.
Rebels, royals, and monsters wage war over the Mytican throne in the shocking fourth book of the Falling Kingdoms series, from New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes.

CLEO: Reeling after a bloody showdown in Limeros ending with Amara’s abduction of the water crystal, and a vacancy in the Mytican throne, Princess Cleo must cast aside her feelings and look toward her kingdom with the eyes of a Queen.

MAGNUS: With the kingdom in chaos, Princess Lucia still missing and quite possibly in danger, and a shocking realization about Cleo, the steely prince is once again torn between love and duty, leaving him wondering whether he’s strong enough to rule his people.

LUCIA: The young sorcercess has had her vengeance after the cruel death of her first and only love. Heartbroken and unable to trust anyone, she allies with the awoken Fire god, who also seeks revenge.

JONAS: After escaping death by the skin of his teeth, the defeated rebel—along with a mysterious stranger–leader reunites with Princess Cleo, only to find himself a mere pawn in a dangerous hunt for the elusive Kindred.

KING GAIUS: Abandoned by Melenia and betrayed by his own children, Gaius flees Mytica and sails to Kraeshia, where he attempts to ally with the famously brutal emperor across the Silver Sea.
 Heidi Heilig’s debut teen fantasy sweeps from modern-day New York City to nineteenth-century Hawaii to places of myth and legend. Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed across the globe and through centuries aboard her time-traveling father’s ship. But when he gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end. The Girl from Everywhere, the first of two books, will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir, Rae Carson, and Rachel Hartman.

Nix’s life began in Honolulu in 1868. Since then she has traveled to mythic Scandinavia, a land from the tales of One Thousand and One Nights, modern-day New York City, and many more places both real and imagined. As long as he has a map, Nix’s father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place, any time. But now he’s uncovered the one map he’s always sought—1868 Honolulu, before Nix’s mother died in childbirth. Nix’s life—her entire existence—is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix’s future, her dreams, her adventures . . . her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who’s been part of their crew for two years. If Nix helps her father reunite with the love of his life, it will cost her her own.

In The Girl from Everywhere, Heidi Heilig blends fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility with witty, fast-paced dialogue, breathless adventure, and enchanting romance.
When Olivia's mother was killed, everyone suspected her father of murder. But his whereabouts remained a mystery. Fast forward fourteen years. New evidence now proves Olivia's father was actually murdered on the same fateful day her mother died. That means there's a killer still at large. It's up to Olivia to uncover who that may be. But can she do that before the killer tracks her down first?
New York Times bestselling author Gregg Olsen pits native American pathologist Birdy Waterman against a female killer whose dark desires know no limit in this darkly atmospheric, psychologically driven thriller, which puts Olsen in the class with thriller masters Harlan Coben, Jeffery Deaver, and Tess Gerritsen.

A schoolgirl found it on a nature hike. A severed human foot wearing pink nail polish. A gruesome but invaluable clue that leads forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman down a much darker trail—to a dangerous psychopath whose powers of persuasion seem to have no end. Only by teaming up with sheriff’s detective Kendall Stark can Birdy hope to even the odds in a deadly game. It’s a fateful decision the killer wants them to make. And it’s the only way Birdy and Kendall can find their way to a murderer who’s ready to kill again… 
Notorious serial killer Brenda Nevins has cajoled, seduced, blackmailed, and left a trail of bodies all across Washington State. Now, after a daring prison escape, she is free to carry out her ultimate act of revenge. The targets: forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman and sheriff’s detective Kendall Stark. The pawn: a television psychic hungry for fame, ratings, and blood. There’s only way to stop a killer as brutal, brilliant, and twisted as this: beat her at her own game…
The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever is so bad, it could wake the dead…

After producing three horror films that went mostly ignored on YouTube, Justin and his filmmaking buddies decide it's time to make something epic. In fact, they're going to make The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever. They may not have money or a script, but they have passion. And, after a rash text message, they also have the beautiful Alicia Howtz as the lead.

Hemmed in by a one-month timeline and a cast of uncooperative extras, but aching to fulfill Alicia's dreams, Justin must face the sad, sad truth: he may, in actuality, be producing The Worst Zombie Movie Ever.
Jen Noonan’s father thinks a move to Harmony House is the key to salvation, but to everyone who has lived there before, it is a portal to pure horror.

After Jen’s alcoholic mother’s death, her father cracked. He dragged Jen to this dilapidated old manor on the shore of New Jersey to “start their new lives”—but Harmony House is more than just a creepy old estate. It’s got a chilling past—and the more Jen discovers its secrets, the more the house awakens. Strange visions follow Jen wherever she goes, and her father’s already-fragile sanity disintegrates before her eyes. As the forces in the house join together to terrorize Jen, she must find a way to escape the past she didn’t know was haunting her—and the mysterious and terrible power she didn’t realize she had.

A classic horror story finds a terrifying home in Harmony House, drawing on favorite tropes and edgy, modern characters to create a chilling tale of blame, guilt, and ghostly revenge.
The last thing sixteen-year-old Jamie Watson–writer and great-great-grandson of the John Watson–wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s enigmatic, fiercely independent great-great-granddaughter, who’s inherited not just his genius but also his vices, volatile temperament, and expertly hidden vulnerability. Charlotte has been the object of his fascination for as long as he can remember–but from the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else.

Then a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Holmes stories, and Jamie and Charlotte become the prime suspects. Convinced they’re being framed, they must race against the police to conduct their own investigation. As danger mounts, it becomes clear that nowhere is safe and the only people they can trust are each other.

Equal parts tender, thrilling, and hilarious, A Study in Charlotte is the first in a trilogy brimming with wit and edge-of-the-seat suspense.
Romance and action come crashing together when a teenage boy with incredible powers is brought to the attention of the government.

Jake Lukin just turned 18. He's decent at tennis and Halo, and waiting to hear on his app to Stanford. But he's also being followed by a creep with a gun, and there's a DARPA agent waiting in his bedroom. His secret is blown.

When Jake holds a personal object, like a pet rock or a ring, he has the ability to "tunnel" into the owner. He can sense where they are, like a human GPS, and can see, hear, and feel what they do. It's an ability the government would do anything to possess: a perfect surveillance unit who could locate fugitives, spies, or terrorists with a single touch.

Jake promised his dad he’d never tell anyone about his ability. But his dad died two years ago, and Jake slipped. If he doesn't agree to help the government, his mother and sister may be in danger. Suddenly he's juggling high school, tennis tryouts, flirting with Rachel Watkins, and work as a government asset, complete with 24-hour bodyguards.

Forced to lie to his friends and family, and then to choose whether to give up everything for their safety, Jake hopes the good he's doing—finding kidnap victims and hostages, and tracking down terrorists—is worth it. But he starts to suspect the good guys may not be so good after all. With Rachel's help, Jake has to try to escape both good guys and bad guys and find a way to live his own life instead of tunneling through others.