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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Waiting on Bitter Blood [The Morganville Vampires 13] by Rachel Caine!


Every Wednesday I will post a book which I cannot wait to be released and it is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Bitter Blood
By Rachel Caine
Paperback edition: 256 pages
To be released: 6th November 2012
SynopsisFor years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within…

Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn’t about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires.

To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news… or worse.
- goodreads.com

Song of the Day!

Every day I will be posting a song which has been my favourite all day or has been in my head all day and sometimes I may post a song along with a book review. I hope you enjoy the songs and enjoy listening to them.

Today's song is ♪ McFly ft Taio Cruz - Shine A Light ♪


Review: Finale [Hush, Hush 04] by Becca Fitzpatrick!

Publication date: 23rd October 2012
Paperback edition: 464 pages
Source: Kindle
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: Nora is more certain than ever that she is in love with Patch. Fallen angel or no, he is the one for her. Her heritage and destiny may mean they are fated to be enemies, but there is no turning her back on him. Now Nora and Patch must gather their strength to face one last, perilous trial. Old enemies return, new enemies are made, and a friend's ultimate betrayal threatens the peace Patch and Nora so desperately want. The battle lines are drawn—but which sides are they on? And in the end, are there some obstacles even love can't conquer?

I was pretty blown away with this book! After finding Silence a bit confusing I honestly wasn't expecting to enjoy Finale anywhere near as much as I did! I absolutely loved the plot! I was expecting not to like it because I had my own ideas of where it was going to go after the ending of Silence but I was thoroughly impressed when I could follow it and it was full of action scenes! It was also really fast paced which didn't make me lose interest! The characters have just gotten better as this series has continued and in Finale we see Nora go from scared to brave which was amazing to see and also how she stepped up to her role as the leader of the Nephilim army! Patch was of course still dreamy and he was still so protective of Nora! The ending was perfect and it was such a nice way to end this amazing series! I am really sad to see this series come to an end as I fell in love with it way back in 2008! All the covers for this series have been absolutely stunning and the cover for Finale is no exception! It is beautiful!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Cover Reveal: Pyramid of the Moon by Teresa Smith!

Hey guys! I have here the brand new cover for Pyramid of the Moon by Teresa Smith! I am in love with the cover! It is so beautiful! Enjoy!

 
Can you imagine feeling as if you don't belong in your own body? Teenage angst, hormones, and prom dates are the least of Eva's problems. Surviving past her eighteenth birthday, and the wrath of the ancient Aztec Moon Goddess is the only thing standing in the way of true love. But will she choose true love, or continue to share powers with the ancient goddess?

Monday, 29 October 2012

Nominated for the Leibster Award!

My blog got nominated for an award! WOW! Thank you so much to Cassie Chavez from Cassie's Reviews-de-la-Mazing! You can check out her blog here: http://cassiesreviewsde-la-mazing.blogspot.co.uk/

To Participate:

1. Thank and link back to the nominator
2. Answer questions from award giver
3. Nominate 5 other bloggers with fewer than 200 followers

4. Ask questions for nominee's to answer
5. Post Liebster Award on your blog

Cassie's Questions:

1. Who is your ALL time favourite author and why?

My all time favourite author is either Jessica Sorensen or Jennifer L. Armentrout because all of their books are amazing! Their writing is so amazing and their male characters have girls going wild!

2. What is the reason you blog?

I blog for one simple reason: My love for books! I love to share my thoughts on books and I thank everyone who has ever read one of my reviews or read something that I have posted! It honestly means the world to me!

3. When did you start blogging?

I actually started blogging at the end of July so my blog is only 3 months old! It has come so far in such a short time and I am so grateful to everyone who has helped this happen!

4. What inspired you to blog?

I actually just decided one day to make a blog! It was a spur of the moment decision and I do not regret it one bit! I was really nervous about making one as I didn't think that anyone would want to read my thoughts on books but I am so overjoyed at the response that I have had!

5. Who is your dream book character man?

This is such a hard question! I have so many male dream book characters! I will tell you a few! Micha from The Secrets series by Jessica Sorensen, Aiden from the Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Daemon from the Lux series also by Jennifer L. Armentrout and all the male characters in books by Abbi Glines!

Nominees:

Author: Shanora Williams!
Tamara's One Stop Indie Shop!
Novels, Stories and...Bubblechips?
Book Nerd 101!
Amazing Books!

My questions to you:

1. Have you ever met any of your favourite authors? If so who and where e.g. an event, an signing etc.

2. If you could meet an author who would it be and why?

3. Who is your favourite author and why? What is your favourite book and why?

4. What is your favourite book and why?

5. Where did you come up with the name for your blog?


Sunday, 28 October 2012

Blog Tour: Flutter by Melissa Andrea!

Hey guys! I am so honoured to be a part of Flutter Blog Tour by Melissa Andrea! My stop is finally here and I will be doing character bios! Enjoy!
 
Sara Alejandra Marquez

The Spanish beauty that attracts the attention of everyone with her dark, mesmerizing, shimmery, skin, cascading midnight black hair, and wild hazel eyes.

At 17, her problems should be minimal, but Sara finds nothing insignificant about being buried alive or the Fluttering sensation coursing just beneath her skin, coming to life every time she is around the mysterious boy. Sara can’t fight the attraction she has to Adan or the maddening effects he has on her. With the constant fighting out home with her uncle, Andres, she takes refuge in the arms of the wrong guy.

As Sara searches for answers, she finds the more time she spends with Adan, the more she realizes he might not be as mysterious as she thinks.

“The silkiness of his voice was a torturous caress
that I was willing to endure for the rest of my life.” – Sara
 

Adan Reyes Delacruz

Is the new guy in town, with his striking dark hair, sun kissed skin, and intensely, electric blue eyes, that spark out of control every time he is around Sara.

Created for Sara and Sara alone, his need to live and die to keep her safe will go much further then just wanting to keep her protected.  Having been close enough to touch her, smell her, he can longer blend into the

Adan’s battle has been lost, but Sara’s war still remains and Adan must remember his mission and getting close to Sara can destroy everything.                               

                                  “I tried to stay away from you Sara, I did,
                      but that nearly killed me and I won't do it again. I can't." - Adan.



Andres Delgado

 6 feet tall, dark and very dedicated to his responsibility and those responsibility just got a lot hard now that Sara knows something just isn’t right with her life. Suspicious and angry over everything Andres says, he must learn to live with Sara’s cold shoulder.

As Sara’s Watcher, Andres wants nothing more than to keep her safe and young at least until her birthday. He knows that is coming fast he will have to tell Sara the truth about everything: Who she is, what she will have to do and more importantly – what she is.
 
 
Sara

Sara's life is forever changed -
Waking up, buried & hidden deeply in the last place anyone would want to be, will do that. She is determined to find out how she ended up there & why, but when the only person who can help her, continuously lies to her, she finds herself forced to suffer alone. She can't ignore the strange things that begin to happen to her nor can she hide from the nightmares that haunt her sleep. And when her world collides with Adan - the mysterious boy whom she can't seem to stay away from, literally - she is consumed by the familiar flutter that sparks whenever he is around and she is desperate to discover the reason why.
But the biggest discovery will come from the secret of what she is…

Adan

Adan’s mission to find Sara has finally approached -
It seemed simple: bring her back to the enchanted world that lives, breathes and survives because of her, but he quickly finds himself faced with an entirely new challenge. Immediately, Adan realizes that staying unknown to Sara is a task he will fail before even attempting. The pull to her is far too strong to refuse, and being with her will defy the very reason he existed. He was the key to her survival and loving her was not part of the plan that he had been born to follow. Can he find it in himself too resist the urge to be with her and follow through with their destiny or will he destroy everything that had been left to Sara to protect and defend -
And the kingdom she is unaware she rules…

Flutter

As Sara and Adan struggle to overcome their own separate battles -
There is a far more determined evil that is stalking the shadows and waiting to annihilate them both.
Sara will figure out that not everything is what it seems and knowing what she can and can not trust will be the key to finding out the truth to what happened to her, the reason why she had been buried alive and who she really is…

Sara and Adan will discover the hidden meaning to why she was the reason he existed and why he would be the reason she survived & together they will fight to change the rules and rewrite their fate.

Discover the Meaning,
Discover the Secret,
Discover
Flutter
 
 
Author bio:
 
I find it hard to sum up my life in a paragraph, but I’ll try.
Reading has always been a passion for me, and writing as instinctive as breathing. Every inhale is an idea; every exhale a creation. Flutter will be my debut release, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! The only thing I do better than writing you ask? Making beautiful girls. My daughter’s will always be my greatest accomplishment.

I was born in Denver, Colorado –but I will always think of sunny Arizona as my home. I don’t have a big family, but I’m close with my sister, brother & my mom. My mom is my hero, my inspiration, and I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing person to be raised by.

4 things you should know about me: I’m very girly, but I can get down and dirty with the best of them. I adore the color pink, I love things that sparkle (including vampires) and I like even numbers (hence 4 things about me, not 5)
 
 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Melissa-Andrea-Author/176125595798616
Twitter: https://twitter.com/melissa_andreaa
Blog: http://melissaandrea-justlikethat.blogspot.com/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5816255.Melissa_Andrea

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Song of the Day!

Every day I will be posting a song which has been my favourite all day or has been in my head all day and sometimes I may post a song along with a book review. I hope you enjoy the songs and enjoy listening to them.

Today's song is ♪ Kids In Glass Houses - Matter At All ♪


Review: Inbetween [Kissed by Death 01] by Tara A. Fuller!

Publication date: 28th August 2012
Paperback edition: 400 pages
Source: Kindle
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: Since the car crash that took her father’s life three years ago, Emma’s life has been a freaky — and unending — lesson in caution. Surviving “accidents” has taken priority over being a normal seventeen-year-old, so Emma spends her days taking pictures of life instead of living it. Falling in love with a boy was never part of the plan. Falling for a reaper who makes her chest ache and her head spin? Not an option.

It’s not easy being dead, especially for a reaper in love with a girl fate has put on his list not once, but twice. Finn’s fellow reapers give him hell about spending time with Emma, but Finn couldn’t let her die before, and he’s not about to let her die now. He will protect the girl he loves from the evil he accidentally unleashed, even if it means sacrificing the only thing he has left…his soul.

Favourite quote: "Before you, there was only dark. You lit up my whole world, like the sun bursting through the clouds on a stormy day."

I was really looking forward to reading this book and it was so good compared to what I was expecting! The plot was quite original and I was keen to keep reading on and finding out what would happen next! It was fast paced which made me not lose interest at any point while reading it! There were also so many action scenes in this book which left me on the edge of my seat! Emma was one of the main characters and it did take me a while to really connect with her but I did quite quickly which was a good thing! Finn was another main character and he was SO protective of Emma and he was willing to do anything for her which was so sweet to read! Inbetween was told from Emma and Finn's point of views and I didn't really think that I would enjoy the story from both of their point of views but I have to be honest and say that it made this book even better! I am really looking forward to finding out what happens in the next book in this series! The cover also suits this book so well and I love it!



Friday, 26 October 2012

Song of the Day!

Every day I will be posting a song which has been my favourite all day or has been in my head all day and sometimes I may post a song along with a book review. I hope you enjoy the songs and enjoy listening to them.

Today's song is ♪ Esmee Denters - Victim ♪


Review: Taking Chances by Molly McAdams!

Publication date: 1st September 2012
Paperback edition: 331 pages
Source: Kindle
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: Eighteen year old Harper has grown up under her career Marine of a father's thumb. Ready to live life her own way and experience things she's only ever heard of from the jarheads in her father's unit; she's on her way to college at San Diego State University.

Thanks to her new roommate, Harper is introduced to a world of parties, gorgeous guys, family and emotions. Some she wasn't expecting yet, and others she never knew she was missing.

She finds herself being torn in two as she quickly falls in love with her boyfriend Brandon, and her roommate's brother Chase. Covered in tattoos, known for fighting in the Underground and ridiculously muscled...they're exactly what she was always warned to stay away from, but just what she needs. Despite their dangerous looks and histories, both adore and would do anything for Harper, including stepping back if it means she's happy.

Her first year away is turning out to be near perfect, but one weekend of giving in to heated passion will change everything.

Favourite quote: “That first night, I did realize I would never meet another girl like you. But you deserve someone who has waited for you as long as you have waited for them. And no matter how much I wish I could be that guy, I can't Harper.”

WOW! Is the first thing I should say about this book! It was an emotional rollercoaster and not just for the characters! I felt myself going from annoyed to crying in about 6 pages during this book! The plot was beautiful but so sad! There were quite a few surprises with the plot that I wasn't expecting at all and I felt that it developed a lot! The characters were well written and there were loads of them! The main character, Harper really annoyed me at the start of this book! She continued to annoy me throughout the book as well and then when she started to grow on me she would make a really stupid choice or decision! As you can tell from the synopsis there is a love triangle in this book and it is between Harper, Brendan and Chase! I was Team Chase all the way through this book but a devastating accident ended this love triangle and left me in tears! I liked Brendan as well but I preferred Chase! The secondary characters in this book brought so much to it and the plot! They were also well written! I also love the cover as it suits the book beautifully!


Thursday, 25 October 2012

Song of the Day!

Every day I will be posting a song which has been my favourite all day or has been in my head all day and sometimes I may post a song along with a book review. I hope you enjoy the songs and enjoy listening to them.

Today's song is ♪ Ed Sheeran - Lego House ♪


Review: Ethereal [Celestra 01] by Addison Moore!

Publication date: 26th March 2011
Paperback edition: 225 pages
Source: Kindle
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old, Skyla Messenger is a dead girl walking.

When her newly remarried mother moves the family to Paragon Island, to a house that is rumored to be haunted, Skyla finds refuge in Logan Oliver, a boy who shares her unique ability to read minds.

Skyla discovers Logan holds the answers to the questions she’s been looking for, but Logan’s reluctance to give her the knowledge she desires leaves her believing Logan has a few secrets of his own.

Skyla’s bloodlines may just be connected to the most powerful angelic beings that roam the earth, and the more she knows, the more danger she seems to be in.

Suddenly an entire faction of earthbound angels wants her dead, at least she still has Logan, or does she?

Favourite quote: “Falling in love is a lot like death. It chooses you. It decides the moment and the chain of events that will preclude the precise intersection of life in which it occurs. It uses you—treats you as though you were malleable in its warm pliable hands. It doesn’t bother to ask if you want it, or need it, just fills the gaping hole of destiny’s design” 

I actually read this book as part of a book club that I am in and it was actually really good! I wasn't really expecting to like this book as much as I did as when I started reading I didn't really like Skyla but she did grow on me very quickly! The rest of the characters were very likable and I really enjoyed them! There was a love triangle in this book and I can actually say that I did enjoy this one! The love triangle was between Skyla, Logan and Logan's cousin Gage! I really loved the plot as it was really interesting and I thought that it was a great twist on angels! Do not let the word angel deter you from this book as it was really good and it was quite different to a lot of other angel books the are out right now! I have to say though that I felt that sometimes the story fell a bit short at times and I would lose interest but then something would happen that would make me not be able to put the book down! I really like the cover and I cannot wait to read the rest of this series! Ethereal is also free on Amazon right now!




Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Waiting on A Shimmer of Angels by Lisa M. Basso!


Every Wednesday I will post a book which I cannot wait to be released and it is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

A Shimmer of Angels
By Lisa M. Basso
Paperback edition: -
To be released: 29th January 2013
SynopsisSixteen-year-old Rayna sees angels, and has the medication and weekly therapy sessions to prove it. Now, in remission, Rayna starts fresh at a new school, lands a new job, and desperately tries for normalcy. She ignores signs that she may be slipping into the world she has tried so hard to climb out of. But these days, it’s more than just hallucinations that keep Rayna up at night. Students are dying, and she may be the only one who can stop it. Can she keep her job, her sanity, and her friends from dying at the hands of angels she can't admit to seeing?

Psychiatry, fantasy and real life come together in A Shimmer of Angels, as a young girl struggles with identity, secrets, and confronting her greatest fears. A Shimmer of Angels is for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider, or perhaps has felt like giving up entirely. It touches on themes of suicide, ostracism and emotional pain. The author, personally exposed to suicide through the death of a beloved family member, will donate a percentage of sales of this novel to a suicide prevention and outreach program in San Francisco, California.
- goodreads.com

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Song of the Day!

Every day I will be posting a song which has been my favourite all day or has been in my head all day and sometimes I may post a song along with a book review. I hope you enjoy the songs and enjoy listening to them.

Today's song is ♪ Snow Patrol - Just Say Yes ♪


Review: The Lost Prince [Call of the Forgotten 01] by Julie Kagawa!

Publication Date: 23rd October 2012 (ARC provided by Harlequin via Netgalley)
Paperback edition: 379 pages
Source: Kindle
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: Don't look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.

That is Ethan Chase's unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he's dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister's world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myths and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

My name is Ethan Chase. And I may not live to see my eighteenth birthday. - goodreads.com

*SPOLIERS READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!*

The Lost Prince is such a hard book to write a review for without giving away big spoilers! This book was an action-packed adventure and I got seriously excited when a character from a previous series came into it! The Lost Prince is Ethan Chases story and It actually took me a while to get into it as I personally thought that it went a bit slow at the start but as soon as Ethan and Kenzie entered Nevernever I was hooked! Mackenzie St. James is Ethan's love interest in this book and the first word that came to mind for her was persistent. I almost cried when we found out her story and I felt so sorry for her and Ethan as he had started to fall in love with her. Ethan does Kali which I had never heard of until I read about it in The Lost Prince and I think Julie does an amazing job of explaining it to a reader who has no idea what it is. The threat in this book is a good one as well. I really liked Keirran and I also loved who he really was! I couldn't believe it when a certain character came into the story as well as I really liked them in The Iron Fey Series and it was good to see them again. Todd was such a good friend to Ethan and I felt so sorry for him when he was taking. I really liked Annwyl and I thought that her and Keirran were such a cute couple. I found that the glamour-eaters were scary and such an original idea! I would have liked more scenes with some old characters in this book but I was so happy that they were in there so I can't really complain! We also spent a lot of time with a certain animal! *wink wink* The ending was action packed and paced perfectly! The Lost Prince is another hit from Julie Kagawa and it is a must read for fans of The Iron Fey Series! Big thank you to Harlequin and Netgalley for the ARC!

Monday, 22 October 2012

Song of the Day!

Every day I will be posting a song which has been my favourite all day or has been in my head all day and sometimes I may post a song along with a book review. I hope you enjoy the songs and enjoy listening to them.

Today's song is ♪ Colbie Caillat - Make It Rain ♪


Review: Flight [The Crescent Chronicles 01] by Alyssa Rose Ivy!

Publication date: 16th August 2012
Paperback edition: 164 pages
Source: Kindle
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: Sometimes you just have to take flight.

A summer in New Orleans is exactly what Allie needs before starting college. Accepting her dad’s invitation to work at his hotel offers an escape from her ex-boyfriend and the chance to spend the summer with her best friend. Meeting a guy is the last thing on her mind—until she sees Levi.

Unable to resist the infuriating yet alluring Levi, Allie finds herself at the center of a supernatural society and forced to decide between following the path she has always trusted or saving a city that might just save her. - goodreads.com

Favourite quote: “Not everything in life is black and white. Sometimes the best parts are gray.” 

I will be honest and admit that I wasn't really expecting this book to have a supernatural element to it at all so it came as a bit of a surprise to me when it had such an original supernatural element! I have to say though that I really enjoyed this book for its plot and characters! I thought that the plot was very well written and it dealt with my issues which was good! It also had quite a few action scenes which were very good and it also was very fast paced which held my interest all the way through! Alli was the main character of Flight and I really liked her but I have to be honest and say that she did annoy me at several points during this book but she did grow on my pretty quickly! Levi was the love interest of Alli and I liked him as he was protective of Alli but he he did lie to her several times which annoyed me as he should have been straight with her! I really enjoyed the secondary characters though! I really enjoyed the big action scene at the end and I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series! I am also in love with the cover!


Sunday, 21 October 2012

Song of the Day!

Every day I will be posting a song which has been my favourite all day or has been in my head all day and sometimes I may post a song along with a book review. I hope you enjoy the songs and enjoy listening to them.

Today's song is ♪ Avril Lavigne - My Happy Ending  ♪


Review: Catching Jordan [Catching Jordan 01] by Miranda Kenneally!

Publication date: 1st December 2011
Paperback edition: 281 pages
Source: Kindle
Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis: What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though - she leads them as the captain and quarterback on her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys, and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university. But now there's a new guy in town who threatens her starring position on the team... and has her suddenly wishing to be seen as more than just a teammate.
Favourite quote: “One thing I learned a long time ago is that even if you think you're meant to be with someone, that doesn't necessarily mean you get to be with them.”

I was quite looking forward to reading this book after I had read the synopsis but I feel that it didn't really live up to my expectations of it! I have to say though that I did learn a lot about American football! I really enjoyed the plot but I felt at time that it went a bit slow which would make me lose interest! The plot was pretty original and it had been researched amazingly! I loved the characters as well! Jordan Woods was such a tomboy which I loved as she was just so laid back and such a good friend to all of her team! Tyler "Ty" Green was one of the the love interests of Jordan and it was quite amazing to see Jordan feel outside of her comfort zone with Ty. Ty was quite possessive of Jordan which I didn't like! There was a love triangle in this book but it didn't really develop a lot until near the end! I was really happy with Jordan's choice though and I felt that it was definitely the right one for her! I am going to read the next book in this series and I think that the title and the cover suit the story amazingly!

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Song of the Day!

Every day I will be posting a song which has been my favourite all day or has been in my head all day and sometimes I may post a song along with a book review. I hope you enjoy the songs and enjoy listening to them.

Today's song is ♪ All Time Low - Heroes ♪


Review: Gifted [Gifted 01] by Jenny Phillips!

Publication date: 4th November 2012
Paperback edition: 262 pages
Source: Kindle
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: Plagued by recurring dreams of a faceless, yet strangely familiar man, and struggling to adapt to unique powers, Morgan Cauldwell moves halfway across the country to Manchester Academy. Once at MAC, Morgan meets the mysterious Chase Thomas. He knows more about Morgan than she knows about herself, and through him, Morgan learns she is Gifted. With the help of Chase and the Gifted Council, Morgan begins to learn how to control and develop the powers that have kept her isolated her whole life.

While the mysteries of her dream man begin to unfold, Morgan’s powers quickly surpass even the Council’s expectations. But how much power should one person be allowed to possess…and at what price? Morgan finds herself face to face with her worst nightmares, where nothing is as it seems and not all Gifted are content with the powers they’ve been given.

Favourite quote: "Our bodies seemed to fit together perfectly, like two puzzle pieces, and it became too hard to separate my thoughts from from my need to be near him..."

This book was so good! I loved it and I thought that it is well worth the read! I have to say though that I felt that it went a bit slow at the beginning but then it picked up so quickly and I couldn't put it down! I really enjoyed the characters! Morgan Cauldwell was the main character and it took me a while to really connect with her but when I did I loved her and also her personality! I also felt really sorry for her as she had been through a lot! Chase Thomas was the one of the love interests of Morgan and I absolutely adored him! Morgan's friends were so nice and they were really supportive of her! There was a love triangle in this book between Morgan, Chase and Nolan but it is not the main focus of the book and it doesn't continue throughout the full book which I liked! I was totally Team Chase throughout the whole book though! I thought that the plot was really good and really original and I really enjoyed it! I am so looking forward to the next book in this series after that MASSIVE cliffhanger and I also love the new cover! Big thank you to Jenny for an ARC of Gifted!


Friday, 19 October 2012

Song of the Day!

Every day I will be posting a song which has been my favourite all day or has been in my head all day and sometimes I may post a song along with a book review. I hope you enjoy the songs and enjoy listening to them.

Today's song is ♪ Rob Thomas - Little Wonders ♪


Bullying...

Okay so as October is Bullying Awareness month I thought that I would make a post on it! After seeing a very emotional video and reading someone who is very close to me story I thought that a post on my views on bullying would be appropriate.

Bullying affects everyone! Male, female, old, young. I have seen bullying firsthand like a lot of other people have and it is one of the worst things that I have ever seen. Even a simple push or hit is classified as bullying! It comes in many forms, some worse than others but they all have the exact same effect. Different forms include physical, verbal, emotional, sexual and racial. Bullying can scar someone for life, physically and/or mentally. It can leave someone feeling vulnerable and alone. No-one should ever feel like this! It can make someone feel like committing suicide or start cutting themselves and that is wrong on so many levels! Bullying can also make people lose their self esteem which can lead to many health issues like anorexia or obesity. Many people feel like they cannot escape from their tormentors but help is everywhere! You could go to a parent, a teacher, your brother or sister or even just a friend!

Cyberbullying: I feel like I have to address this one separately as it seems to be the most common these days. This is how Wikipedia explains it "Cyberbullying is the use of the Internet and related technologies to harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner." I feel that this one is the one that affects most people as we all have Facebook and Twitters and it is so easy to bully someone through a computer but not to their face. It still has the exact same effect as say physical bullying but in some cases it has an even worse effect and can result in suicides. Why do we continue to let this happen?

I have been bullied but this post is not about me, it is about all the other people out there who have been or are being bullied. I think that you are all amazing and amazingly strong! I have had close friends of mine bullied and I have went through it! My heart goes out to whoever has been bullied and I feel like I have gotten to know some amazing people through my experience of being bullied! I could say many things about bullies but I won't! All I will say about them is that they are cowards! I can't do much to help prevent bullying but by taking the pledge and making this post, I hope that I help people, even just one person, then I know that I have achieved something truly amazing!

Sparring Stepsisters has done an amazing thing for Bullying Awareness month! They have started a pledge to stop bullying for authors, bloggers and bookaholics! I personally thank you Sparring Stepsisters for this amazing step! Down below there is a link to their blog and on it you can take the pledge to help stop bullying! Help start a revolution by joining in! Together we will beat bullying!

As I finish my post I leave you all with the burning question: Do you tolerate bullying?

You can pledge here: http://sparringstepsisters.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/dear-indie-authors-bloggers-we-first.html

You can read Tamara's heart wretching story here: http://krystalclearbookreviews.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/bullying/

 
 
 I took the pledge, have you?

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Cover Reveal: Hidden Wings by Cameo Renae!

Hey guys! I have here the cover for Hidden Wings by the lovely Cameo Renae! The cover is absolutly stunning and I cannot wait to read this book! Hope you enjoy!
  

 
Seventeen is a life changing age for Emma Wise.

As her family's sole survivor in a car crash, she is left with a broken arm and a few scrapes and bruises. But these are only outward marks; inside, her heart is broken and the pieces scattered.

Whisked away to Alaska, to an aunt she’s never met, Emma starts over. Secrets unveil themselves and now…she doesn't even know who or what she is.

A centuries old prophecy places Emma in the heart of danger. Creatures of horrifying and evil proportions are after her, and it will take Emma, her aunt, and six, gorgeously captivating Guardians to keep her safe. But, if she can survive until her eighteenth birthday... things will change.

 
Cameo Renae’s website: www.cameorenae.com

Add Hidden Wings on Goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15757099-hidden-wings

Release: January 18, 2013

Publisher: Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing

Cover Designer: Regina Wamba www.maeidesign.com

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Song of the Day!

Every day I will be posting a song which has been my favourite all day or has been in my head all day and sometimes I may post a song along with a book review. I hope you enjoy the songs and enjoy listening to them.

Today's song is ♪ Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa - Payphone ♪


Waiting on Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill!


Every Wednesday I will post a book which I cannot wait to be released and it is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Meant to Be
By Lauren Morrill
Paperback edition: 256 pages
To be released: 13th November 2012
Synopsis: Meant to be or not meant to be . . . that is the question.

It's one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the—gasp—wrong guy. Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she's queen of following rules and being prepared. That's why she keeps a pencil sharpener in her purse and a pocket Shakespeare in her, well, pocket. And that's also why she's chosen Mark Bixford, her childhood crush, as her MTB ("meant to be").

But this spring break, Julia's rules are about to get defenestrated (SAT word: to be thrown from a window) when she's partnered with her personal nemesis, class-clown Jason, on a school trip to London. After one wild party, Julia starts receiving romantic texts . . . from an unknown number! Jason promises to help discover the identity of her mysterious new suitor if she agrees to break a few rules along the way. And thus begins a wild goose chase through London, leading Julia closer and closer to the biggest surprise of all: true love.

Because sometimes the things you least expect are the most meant to be.
 
- goodreads.com

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Song of the Day!

Every day I will be posting a song which has been my favourite all day or has been in my head all day and sometimes I may post a song along with a book review. I hope you enjoy the songs and enjoy listening to them.

Today's song is ♪ Rihanna ft Calvin Harris - We Found Love ♪


Review: Touching Smoke [Touch 01] by Airicka Phoenix!

Publication date: 31st July 2012
Paperback edition: 320 pages
Source: Kindle
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: Secrets...

Fallon has one. She doesn’t know it, but it will kill her... if she’s caught.

Love...

Isaiah. Her soul mate. Made especially for her. Created especially for her. Designed to be everything she would ever need. But loving him will destroy her.

Betrayal...

Willing to die for her, kill for her, Isaiah must first save her from the monster chasing them — the man that had created them to annihilate the world.

What would you risk for love?

Favourite quote: "What am I?" I whispered,...he pressed his lips to my ear..."Mine. Always."

This book is one of the easiest five stars that I have ever given! It was actually so amazing and It blew my mind after I wasn't really sure what to expect from it! I got so much more than what I was expecting! I loved the plot and the characters and I think that the character developments and also plot development were amazing and very well written! I think that the plot was so original and it was so different to what I was expecting! The plot was so fast and it never once made me lose interest! I was glued to the pages and I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next! There were also a lot of amazing action scenes which left me wondering what was going to happen next! I absolutely adored the characters! Fallon was such an amazing main character! I loved her and also her personality! Isaiah was so protective of Fallon and he was so brave as well! It was so sweet to watch Fallon and Isaiah's relationship grow and to see them start to fall in love with each other! I fell in love with this book and the characters and I cannot wait until the next book in this series and I absolutely adore the cover! Big thank you to Airicka for a copy of her amazing book, Touching Smoke!

Monday, 15 October 2012

Song of the Day!

Every day I will be posting a song which has been my favourite all day or has been in my head all day and sometimes I may post a song along with a book review. I hope you enjoy the songs and enjoy listening to them.

Today's song is ♪ Girls Can't Catch - Echo ♪


Cover Reveal: Touching Eternity by Airicka Phoenix!

Hey guys! So I was honered when Airicka asked if I would like to be a part of the Cover Reveal for Touching Eternity and I am so happy that I said yes as I in love with the cover! Hope you enjoy!

 
What would you choose?

She had everything but freedom.
He had nothing but his loyalty, his wits and his training.

She was a prisoner, a disease, not fit for the world, and she didn't know why. But she did know she wasn't allowed to die, she wasn't allowed to live and she wasn’t sane.

He was a soldier, a protector, but his foundation will be tested when he must destroy the only light in his dark world.

Thrown together, prisoner and keeper, their rebellion will splinter through time, changing the course of history and the fate of the world. Their love will challenge their greatest enemy and immortalize them forever.

Loyalty.Freedom.Love.

What would you risk?

"Let me die."
Pain darkened his eyes. "Never."

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Song of the Day!

Every day I will be posting a song which has been my favourite all day or has been in my head all day and sometimes I may post a song along with a book review. I hope you enjoy the songs and enjoy listening to them.

Today's song is ♪ James Morrison - I Won't Let You Go ♪


Review: Ceaseless [Existence 03] by Abbi Glines!

Publication date: 18th September 2012
Paperback edition: -
Source: Kindle
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: Can he make her fall in love with him… again?

When Pagan Moore proved worthy of Death’s devotion, he was given the gift of getting to keep her.

But Dank was never promised that Pagan would keep him.

When a soul is created, so is its mate. In every lifetime those souls find each other. They complete the other’s destiny. It’s time for Pagan’s soul to choose if she truly wants an eternity at Death’s side or if she wants the mate created just for her.

Dank didn’t think he had to worry about her choice. He knew where her heart belonged. Until he realized that every kiss, every touch, every moment of their time together would be washed from her memories. He would have to win her heart all over again and prove to her soul that he was where she belonged.

If only her soul’s mate wasn’t right there standing in his way. - goodreads.com


I was really looking forward to reading Ceaseless after the massive cliffhanger at the end of Predestined and it was so worth the wait! It actually blew my mind! I fell in love with the characters even more and it felt like I was reading the first book in this series again as they had changed that much! I thought that the plot was well thought out and fast-paced which definitely suited the story and it held my attention all the way through! Pagan Moore had changed so much since the beginning of Existence and I have to say that I loved watching her changes happen! She was so brave and so nice! Dank Walker had also changed a lot as well! He was still as protective of Pagan in Ceaseless and of course he was hot but I felt like I got to know him a lot better in this book than the last two! I also loved how it was written from Pagan and Dank's point of views again like in Predestined! The ending was so unexpected but so good! I actually didn't see it coming which was amazing! The cover is definitely my favourite of this series!


Saturday, 13 October 2012

Song of the Day!

Every day I will be posting a song which has been my favourite all day or has been in my head all day and sometimes I may post a song along with a book review. I hope you enjoy the songs and enjoy listening to them.

Today's song is ♪ Natalie Imbruglia - Torn ♪


Cover and Trailer Reveal: Apolloyn Cover Reveal and Deity Trailer Reveal by Jennifer L. Armentrout!


 
Deity (The third book in the Covenant Series)
Available in both print and digital version on Nov. 6, 2012
Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Official Deity Book Trailer
http://youtu.be/RIqKBYMSTU8

Did you read an ARC of Deity and been dying to get your hands on Elixir, the novella told in Aiden’s POV and picks up right after the end of Deity? Well, you don’t have to wait any longer. The free novella is available now. DO NOT read Elixir if you have not read Deity. It will spoil Deity for you and not to mention, you will have no idea what is going on.

Elixir will be available in print. Kindle, and Nook formats on November 27, 2012.

Click HERE to read Elixir.

And we’re super excited to share the cover for the 4th book in the Covenant Series, Apollyon, which is due out April 2013.

 

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