Wednesday, November 30, 2016

We Have the Cover of Violet Grenade!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott! And it's so awesome!

We Have the Cover of Shadow #2!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Shadow Reaper by Christine Feehan! And it's awesome, I can't wait to read it! So excited for this book!

Waiting on Wednesday #290, November 30th

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

Shadow's Seduction by Kresley Cole
Expected Publication: January 30th, 2017
From Goodreads:
A night of debauchery
Prince Mirceo Daciano and his new friend Caspion the Tracker comb the streets of Dacia, drunkenly seeking out pleasures of the flesh. In what should have been a typical night, they coax a bevy of nymphs to bed. To impress their females, the demon and the vampire kiss on a dare.

Changes them forever
Once they finally break away from their soul-searing kiss, they find themselves alone—and shaken. Had they imagined their explosive chemistry? Obstacles—ranging from a death sentence, to exile on a war-torn dimension—threaten to destroy their lives, much less the vulnerable promise in that one kiss.

How long can they resist the fire that blazes between them?
Even if Mirceo can accept Caspion as his fated mate, the sensual vampire still must convince the stubborn demon that their bond is forever. And any royal Dacian union must receive the blessing of King Lothaire, an unpredictable and savage killer... 

Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder
Expected Publication: January 31st, 2017
From Goodreads:
New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder brings her Poison Study series to its exhilarating conclusion.

Despite the odds, Yelena and Valek have forged an irrevocable bond and a family that transcends borders. Now, when their two homelands stand on the brink of war, they must fight with magic and cunning to thwart an Ixian plot to invade Sitia.

Yelena seeks to break the hold of the insidious Theobroma that destroys a person's resistance to magical persuasion. But the Cartel is determined to keep influential citizens and Sitian diplomats in thrall and Yelena at bay. With every bounty hunter after her, Yelena is forced to make a dangerous deal.

With might and magic, Valek peels back the layers of betrayal surrounding the Commander. At its rotten core lies a powerful magician and his latest discovery. The fate of all rests upon two unlikely weapons. One may turn the tide. The other could spell the end of everything.

Fury on Fire by Sophie Jordan
Expected Publication: January 31st, 2017
From Goodreads:
When you live next door to the big bad wolf . . .

After years in prison, North Callaghan is finally free. But the demons haunting him still make him feel like a caged beast. He loses himself in work and hard living, coming up for air only to bed any willing woman to cross his path. So when his new neighbor snares his interest, he decides to add another notch to his bedpost. The only problem? Faith Walters is a white picket fence kind of girl.

Prepare to be devoured.

Faith’s new neighbor is the rudest man alive. He’d rather grunt at her than speak and he takes her “welcome-to-the-neighborhood” scones without a thank you. She knows she should run for the hills from the ex-con. If only he weren’t so smoldering sexy…if only the sounds of him with other women didn’t drift through their shared wall and fill her with longing…and if only he didn’t look at her like they were a collision waiting to happen.

By Your Side by Kasie West
Expected Publication: January 31st, 2017
From Goodreads:
An irresistible story from Kasie West that explores the timeless question What do you do when you fall for the person you least expect?

When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.

Only he doesn’t come. No one does.

Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn at first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side? 

Blood of Wonderland by Colleen Oakes
Expected Publication: January 31st, 2017
From Goodreads:
Dinah has been exiled from Wonderland. The vicious father she always feared has framed her for the brutal murder of her brother and turned the kingdom against her. 

Now hiding in the lush and mysterious Twisted Wood with only her war steed at her side, Dinah is faced with a choice: leave Wonderland forever or stay and fight her father for the throne. 

When a chance encounter with one of her father’s long-lost enemies brings Dinah more allies than she ever could have imagined, war starts to feel inevitable. But before Dinah can lead her people into combat, she must confront certain truths about her heart and her destiny—no matter how dark those truths may be.

Revolution is rising in Wonderland. Dinah’s battle has begun.

Silver Stars by Michael Grant
Expected Publication: January 31st, 2017
From Goodreads:
For fans of Girl in the Blue Coat, Salt to the Sea, and The Boy at the Top of the Mountain, the second book of New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant’s epic alternate history is a coming-of-age story about three girls who are fiercely fighting their own personal battles in the midst of the greatest war of all time.

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

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

Long Way Home by Katie McGarry
Expected Publication: January 31st, 2017
From Goodreads:
Seventeen-year-old Violet has always been expected to sit back and let the boys do all the saving.

It’s the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it’s up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club—including Chevy, the boy she’s known and loved her whole life.

But when a rival club comes after Violet, exposing old secrets and making new threats, she’s forced to question what she thought she knew about her father, the Reign of Terror, and what she thinks she wants. Which means re-evaluating everything: love, family, friends . . . and forgiveness.

Caught in the crosshairs between loyalty and freedom, Violet must decide whether old friends can be trusted—and if she’s strong enough to be the one person to save them all.

Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley
Expected Publication: January 31st, 2017
From Goodreads:
Fifteen-year-old Aki Hunter knows she’s bisexual, but up until now she's only dated guys—and her best friend, Lori, is the only person she’s out to. When she and Lori set off on a four-week youth-group mission trip in a small Mexican town, it never crosses Aki's mind that there might be anyone in the group she’d be interested in dating. But that all goes out the window when Aki meets Christa. 

Oh, yeah, the books coming out in these days are just really, really so fantastic! I want to read them so much, I'm so excited, and I can't wait for the end of January! What about you guys? Happy reading!

WWW Wednesday #294, November 30th

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 reading The Stranger Game, and yeah, it's creepy and really enjoyable!
I read By Your Side, and yeah, it was really enjoyable and great!
I'm going to be reading Shattered Glass, and I can't wait, I love her books so much!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Teaser Tuesday #294, November 29th

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. 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 All that Burns by Ryan Graudin, page 7.

"I don't feel brilliant as I collapse on the piano bench, My shoes drop against the marble as I massage my abused feet."

I've never really wore high heels-but when I was younger, I used to walk on the balls of my feet because I'm weird. Yeah. So for someone who has never worn them, and now has to, doesn't sound fun for her! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Monday, November 28, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #286, November 28th

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 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 #285
Teaser Tuesday #293
WWW Wednesday #293
WOW #290
Will the Time Come #284
Third Sentence Thursday #274
Random Reads #261
First Lines Friday #280
The Reward Challenge Update #271
Follow Friday #263
How Well I Stuck to It #115
Wrote that Review Update #120

Week 48 Reviews:
Two Can Play
Midnight Marked
Power Game
Be Still My Vampire Heart
The Undead Next Door
A World Without You
The Midnight Star
Seriously Shifted
Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend

We Have the Cover of Audrey Harte #3!!!!

OK, so I got 21 posts in 7 days, What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read Blood of WonderlandThe ReleaseSanta's MortuaryWhen Irish Eyes Are Haunted, and The Silenced.
Dinah has been exiled from Wonderland. The vicious father she always feared has framed her for the brutal murder of her brother and turned the kingdom against her.

Now hiding in the lush and mysterious Twisted Wood with only her war steed at her side, Dinah is faced with a choice: leave Wonderland forever or stay and fight her father for the throne.

When a chance encounter with one of her father’s long-lost enemies brings Dinah more allies than she ever could have imagined, war starts to feel inevitable. But before Dinah can lead her people into combat, she must confront certain truths about her heart and her destiny—no matter how dark those truths may be.

Revolution is rising in Wonderland. Dinah’s battle has begun.
The Release is the thrilling YA conclusion to Tom Isbell’s suspenseful post-apocalyptic Prey series, perfect for fans of The Maze Runner. Two months have passed since Book, Cat, Hope, and the others rescued the remaining Less Thans from Liberty, but they aren’t safe yet, and soon they’ll have to risk everything in order to defeat their enemies.

The group must leave the camp for good and escape the wolves, the Brown Shirts, and the Hunters. Most important, they need to stop Chancellor Maddox before she executes her Final Solution and grows even more powerful.

While the others are seeking freedom, for Hope, the battle has become personal. She wants revenge, no matter what the cost—and she’s willing to sacrifice anything standing in her way. The group may still be weak, but they don’t have time to wait. They must overthrow the Chancellor, even if it means joining forces with those who once betrayed them.
'Tis the Season for 14 magical, macabre and merry tales to make your Holidays Fantastic.

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

But what better pleasure is there than a good holiday story? So open this winter solstice sampler and indulge in fully festive fantasies, nightmares before Christmas, and stunning space-age celebrations. These stories will warm hearts and minds like a blazing Yule log.
Devin Lyle and Craig Rockwell are back, this time to a haunted castle in Ireland where a banshee may have gone wild—or maybe there's a much more rational explanation—one that involves a disgruntled heir, murder, and mayhem, all with that sexy light touch Heather Graham has turned into her trademark style.
Where is Lara Mayhew?

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

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

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

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Wrote that Review Update #120, November 27th

Create your own banner at!
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 forTwo Can Play, Midnight Marked, Power Game, Be Still My Vampire Heart and The Undead Next Door, A World Without You, The Midnight Star, Seriously Shifted, Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend, so I have 8 of 8 reviews written!

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

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #115, November 27th

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 50:
The Bad Boy Bargain by Kendra C. Highley, The Nerdy and the Dirty by B. T. Gottfred, The Rise of Io by Wesley Chu, The Valiant by Lesley Livingston, Vanquished by S.E. Green

Tour Books: NA.

Review Books: NA.

NetGalley: 4. Check.

Edelweiss: 1. Check.

Meme Books: NA.

Rereads: NA.

New Books: NA.

A pretty interesting week, and yeah, I can't wait to read it! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Week 48 Review: Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend

From Goodreads:
Prepare to be blown away—or rather, carried away on huge muscular wings—by this blissfully outlandish, bracingly-smart, tour de force about a teen who has to come to terms with relinquishing control for the first time as she falls for the hot new…pterodactyl…at school. After all, everybody wants him!

Sheils is very pleased with her perfectly controlled life (controlling others while she's at it). She's smart, powerful, the Student Body Chair, and she even has a loving boyfriend. What more could a girl ask for?

But everything changes when the first-ever interspecies transfer student, a pterodactyl named Pyke, enrolls at her school. There's something about him—something primal—that causes the students to lose control whenever he’s around. Even Sheils, the seemingly perfect self-confident girl that she is, can't keep her mind off of him, despite her doting boyfriend and despite the fact that Pyke immediately starts dating Jocelyn, the school's fastest runner who Sheils has always discounted as a nobody.

Pyke, hugely popular in a school whose motto is to embrace differences, is asked to join a band, and when his band plays at the Autumn Whirl dance, his preternatural shrieking music sends everyone into a literal frenzy. No one can remember what happened the next day, but Shiels learns that she danced far too long with Pyke, her nose has turned purple, and she may have done something with her boyfriend that she shouldn't have. Who's in control now?

Hilarious and relatable (despite the dinosaur), Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend is about a teen who must come to terms with not being in control of all things at all times, break free of her mundane life, discover who her true self is, and, oh, finding out that going primal isn't always a bad thing.

My Review:
So this is a first for me. Almost all the books that I read, I really enjoy. I've only DNF'ed 1 book and I got 100/500 pages in. I've had books that I've enjoyed, but had their down sides. But this book, I finished it-barely.

I honestly wish that I hadn't read this book! If I hadn't, then I could still dream of the possibilities that this book could take. And it's sad, because there was so much potential in this book, and it was wasted. The synopsis makes this book sound amazing-and then this book did nothing with it.

First off, was the way that it was written. There were parts where it was like thoughts, and a bit scattered, and not fully finished. And then there were the plot holes, like the reactions to Pyke-the loving him, and no scared panic. Yeah.

And things just didn't quite make sense. He's a bird, with a beak and fur. How did the ladies find that attractive? I mean, it makes sense that it would be because he's a pterodactyl, but there's no explanation given. And the ending, yeah, didn't make sense, nothing was explained, it was just over.

This book was a disappointment. It sounded fantastic and failed to deliver in a big way. I'll still dream of the possibilities, and I kinda wish someone would take the synopsis, and write a whole 'nother book. That'd probably be better, even if was just a short story, because there's so many awesome places this book could've gone!

Author: Alan Cumyn
Read: November 25th, 2016
Reason Why: Sounded really fantastic, and it's SAC 2016 Book.
Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Published: March 22nd 2016
3/5 Hearts
1/5 Books
1/5 Stars

Week 48 Review: Seriously Shifted

From Goodreads:
Tina Connolly's Seriously Shifted is a sparkling new adventure about teen witch Camellia and her mother, wicked witch Sarmine, introduced to readers in Seriously Wicked.

Teenage witch Cam isn't crazy about the idea of learning magic. She'd rather be no witch than a bad one. But when a trio of her mother's wicked witch friends decide to wreak havoc in her high school, Cam has no choice but to try to stop them.

Now Cam's learning invisibility spells, dodging exploding cars, and pondering the ethics of love potions. All while trying to keep her grades up and go on a first date with her crush. If the witches don't get him first, that is.

Can't a good witch ever catch a break?

My Review:
This book was hilarious! I'm so glad that there was a sequel, because the first book was so fantastic, and I wanted more, and I'm so glad that I did! And now I'm greedy, and I want a 3rd book, and maybe more! Yeah, this series is just so great!

In this book, Cam is learning spells and then casting them-while deciding what it means to be a good witch, and ethical. And she had a good yardstick to compare herself to-her mom's school group of witches and they game they play, that Cam got dragged into. Yeah.

There was also Devon and the aftereffects of the demon, and deciding who he is after all that was over. It didn't help that there was a witch casting spells on him that negatively impacted his musical performances! It was just so cute to watch them struggle with everything and their feelings!

Seeing Cam grow as a person and a witch was pretty awesome! And there were some other things, like how her father helped with hiding Leo's mom and Leo. And learning about shifters! And beating the bad guy, and how, because that was awesome!

I really, really hope that there's a 3rd book, so the mystery of Cam's dad's disappearance could be solved! Yeah. This book was really fantastic, and that's another reason why I want a 3rd book!

Author: Tina Connolly
Series: Seriously Wicked #2
Read: November 25th, 2016
Reason Why: Loved the first book adn her writing, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book!
Publisher: Tor Teen
Published: November 1st 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 48 Review: The Midnight Star

From Goodreads:
The thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series from "hit factory" Marie Lu.

There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.

Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She's turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all that she's achieved.

Adelina's forced to revisit old wounds when a new danger appears, putting not only Adelina at risk, but every Elite and the very world they live in. In order to save herself and preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.

Bestselling author Marie Lu concludes Adelina's story with this haunting and hypnotizing final installment to the Young Elites series. 

My Review:
Oh, wow, this was an excellent end to this series! I'm kinda glad that I read the series this way, waiting so long to read The Rose Society, because that meant that I could read this one right away, and keeping the details of the world and characters fresh! Yeah, that was really great for me!

This book picks up about a year after the ending of The Rose Society, and Adelina is about in the same place as she was in the ending, and it's not a good one! She's made the lives of others like her better, but at the cost of regular people. Yeah.

And then the idea that the Young Elite's power comes from the gods-but they are in mortal bodies, and the power is going to kill them, becomes a reality. And a harsh one at that! But it brought the Daggers and the Roses together, so that was great!

It was a bittersweet ending, what with having to give up their powers to fix the hole between the mortal realm and the immortal realm that is poisoning everything and killing them. Yeah. Oh, and the deal that Adelina made for her life for her sister's! And oh, the last two pages! Loved it!

This book was absolutely fantastic, and a wonderful ending to the series, and I can't wait to read what Marie Lu writes next!

Author: Marie Lu
Series: The Young Elites #3
Read: November 24th, 2016
Reason Why: Love her books, and it's a End of Series 2016 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Published: October 11th 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 48 Review: A World Without You

From Goodreads:
What if finding her means losing himself?

Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. When he was ten, Bo claimed to have witnessed the Titanic hit an iceberg, and at fifteen, he found himself on a Civil War battlefield, horrified by the bodies surrounding him. So when his worried parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo assumes he knows the truth: that he's actually attending Berkshire Academy, a school for kids who, like Bo, have "superpowers."

At Berkshire, Bo falls in love with Sofía, a quiet girl with a tragic past and the superpower of invisibility. Soíia helps Bo open up in a way he never has before. In turn, Bo provides comfort to Sofía, who lost her mother and two sisters at a very young age.

But even the strength of their love isn't enough to help Sofia escape her deep depression. After she commits suicide, Bo is convinced that she's not actually dead. He believes that she's stuck somewhere in time—that he somehow left her in the past, and that now it's his job to save her. And as Bo becomes more and more determined to save Sofía, he must decide whether to face his demons head-on or succumb to a psychosis that will let him be with the girl he loves.

My Review:
This was a really great and in-depth look into mental illness. We on the outside knew that Bo was mentally ill and how it was for him, but not what it was. And then we got his sister, Phoebe's POV, and that was a great counterpart!

The thing about this book, was that it was so convincing and detailed, the world that Bo created. Like, in seeing future, one possibility for the school was the Academy burning down which happened. And then there was Phoebe's earring backing being loose. It was really convincing!

This family has been through a lot. And Sofia's death was pretty tragic. The way that he saw things-and then was seeing things how they really were-if we didn't know better, we'd think that this was a paranormal book. But it isn't.

The last chapter that Bo narrated, it ended with him making a choice, between reality, and the world in his head. And in the final chapter, the way that he acted, there's reasons why he could've chosen both. And I want to know what he chose!

Loved this book, it was enjoyable and thoughtful and great!

Author: Beth Revis
Read: November 23rd, 2016
Source: Won
Reason Why: Love her writing, and it's a SAC 2016 Book!
Publisher: Razorbill
Published: July 19th 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 48 Review: Be Still My Vampire Heart, The Undead Next Door

From Goodreads:
If it was still beating. Angus MacKay has been undead for almost five hundred years and it's not often something, or someone, surprises him. Until Emma Wallace. The sight of this luscious agent from the CIA's elite Stake-Out team was enough to stop Angus in his tracks. But then he discovers that she's a vampire slayer, intent on killing the "monsters" who killed her parents. And it's Angus's job to stop her.

The only good vampire is a dead vampire. It's been Emma's motto since she committed her life to the destruction of these things. Now Angus MacKay wants to convince her differently.

Sure, he's a sexy Highland warrior who seems to have stepped off the cover of a romance novel, complete with brogue, kilt, and sword, but he's also one of them. And it's her job to kill him.

The war is on, but will it end in the destruction of one or both of them . . . or in total surrender to a passion for the ages?

From Goodreads:
Three signs that something is very different with your new man:

1. He sleeps all day . . . which would be annoying except he's so attentive at night.

2. He's attacked by sword-wielding assailants, yet insists he can handle it on his own.

3. He never seems to age.

Heather Westfield has always lived a quiet life, but that all changes when she helps a very handsome, very mysterious stranger. There's something not quite right about Jean-Luc, but still, she's never been with a man so charming, so attractive . . . so wonderful. Now if only a murderous villain wasn't after them, they might get their happily-ever-after. 

My Review:
It was just great to read these books! I did take a while to get around to reading them, and I don't know why, because I enjoyed them so much! The Undead Next Door is now tied with How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire as my favourite book in the series! I just loved it!

Vampire Heart was closer to the series plotline than Undead Next Door, with the threat from Casmir's right hand, vs. an assassin employed by Casmir. Which would make you think that Vampire Heart would be more of my favourite but Undead Next Door was more hilarious-making her ex think he was a cockroach, several times, which was absolutely hilarious!

I enjoyed both of these couples! Angus and Emma were both in this world, so there wasn't that hurtle, but they were kinda on opposite sides which was kinda a bigger one! And yeah, it was really great to watch both pairs draw closer and closer together!

One thing that I really loved, was that the characters from the previous books were in these two, and the updates that they gave! Like Shanna and Roman's son, and his peculiarities that were more pronounced as he grew up! Loved that! And seeing Darcy and Austin again was awesome!

These books were really fantastic, and I can't wait to read more of this series!

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
Series: Love at Stake #3, 4
Read: November 22nd, 23rd, 2016
Source:, Bought
Reason Why: Really enjoying this series and her writing, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Books!
Publisher: Avon
Published: March 27th 2007, January 29th 2008

Be Still My Vampire Heart:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

The Undead Next Door:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 48 Review: Power Game

From Goodreads:
#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan is "one of the best storytellers around" (RT Book Reviews). Find out why as two lovers surrounded by greed and corruption discover there's no telling whom you can trust—or who will come out on top...

When members of a United Nations joint security force are taken hostage by radical terrorists in Indonesia, Captain Ezekiel Fortunes is called to lead the rescue team. Part of a classified government experiment, Zeke is a supersoldier with enhanced abilities. He can see better and run faster than the enemy, disappear when necessary and hunt along any terrain. There are those in the world willing to do anything for power like that...

A formidable spy genetically engineered to hide in plain sight, Bellisia rarely meets a man who doesn't want to control her or kill her. But Zeke is different. His gaze, his touch—they awaken feelings inside her that she never thought possible. He's the kind of man she could settle down with—if she can keep him alive...

My Review:
This series is the one that introduced me and hooked me onto Christine Feehan's writing! And yeah, it was a fantastic addition to this series! We had a long wait between Samurai Game and Viper Game, but the wait was well worth it and the series has only gotten better! Loved this book!

This book, not only were were introduced to Bellisa, but we learned more about Team 4, and got to meet more members! Like Malichai was the youngest of the Fortunes, and Joe's family took in Gino's after a ransoming attempt killed all of Gino's! And yeah, that was awesome, because these people were just incredible, what they can do, who they are! I can't wait to read their books!

In this book, there were 2 main bad guys. Cheng, a paranoid rich guy, and Violet. And yeah, I enjoyed watching the GhostWalkers face off against them, and win, of course! And yeah, there were some pretty fantastic developments in regards to the GhostWalkers and the future of the series!

Bellisia named a few more women who were, well, I can't say raised, because he ddn't do that, I'll say trained by Whitney and enhanced and such. And yeah, that's awesome, because there's not a whole lot of enhanced women out there that we know of, but a lot of guys!

What I want most-besides Whitney being taken down-is to see someone get enhanced. We seen these people afterward, but not how, and not before, which I'd also like to see! I can just picture it, a woman that Whitney's trained but is against him, watching him enhance the soldier that she'd be paired with-which is also another want, to have a couple want to be together, have time together, before they're paired! I know there's a difference, but I want to see it!

This book was really fantastic, and I can't wait for the next book in the series and the next couple!

Author: Christine Feehan
Series: GhostWalkers #13
Read: November 21st, 2016
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Love her series and her writing, and yeah, it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Berkley
Expected Publication: January 24th 2017
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars

Week 48 Review: Midnight Marked

From Goodreads:
As the Chicagoland Vampires series continues, Merit and Ethan find themselves in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, where winning may require the ultimate sacrifice...

A vampire's grudges don't stay dead long...

Merit is one of Chicago's most skilled vampire warriors; these days, she doesn't scare easily. But she and Master vampire Ethan have made a new and powerful enemy, and he won't give up until he owns the Windy City.

With his last plan thwarted, he's more determined than ever to watch Cadogan burn. Ethan has put the House's vampires on high alert, but their enemy will stop at nothing, including pitting vampire against vampire...

In this deadly game of cat-and-mouse, the stakes are life or death—and winning might mean sacrificing everything...

My Review:
This book was just so fantastic! I've loved this series from the beginning-and now that it's almost finished, I'm still thoroughly enjoyed the ride! I'll be sad to say good-bye to these characters, but we're not there yet, and I enjoyed their latest adventure!

So there's the bad guy that was just unveiled in the previous book. And it kinda sucks, because Merit's brother has taken on the attitudes that their dad has now outgrown, and is on the bad guy's side of things!

One thing that this book brought up was a fight between Ethan and Gabriel in leadership, and holding information close to the chest. And it damaged the relationship, but it's not broken, and yeah, they worked together to bring the bad guy down!

Between the threat that they were facing, and the shifter alliance status, there was a lot going on! And there was also a proposal that Merit definitely accepted! And her ring, I looked it up, and if I was ever fortunate to get engaged and married, that would be the kind of ring I would want!

This book was fantastic, and I can't wait to see how this series is going to end!

Author: Chloe Neill
Series: Chicagoland Vampires #12
Read: November 19th, 2016
Reason Why: Love her series and writing, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book!
Publisher: New American Library
Published: March 1st 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars