Saturday, December 7, 2013

Hush Money: Talent Chronicle Review

5 Stars: I absolutely loved Hush Money! The characters and secrets caught my attention. I couldn't stop reading to find out who is who and why they are doing these things. My favorite character has to be Joss because she seems so much like me. This was one of the best stories I have ever read. 

I recommend this book to anyone over the age of 11. The language isn't appropriate for anybody under that age. I hope you read this because it is one of my must reads! Have a great day!

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They call their abilities Talents, and that’s what they call themselves as well. Talents are people born with supernatural powers, feared by the population at large. Possession of an “unregistered ability” has become illegal, and those who are discovered are forcibly removed to government-run research facilities. They do not return. 

And so the Talents try, as best they can, to keep their abilities secret–some more successfully than others. For some, keeping that secret begins to define who they are. That’s where Hush Money begins…
Be normal, invisible. Don’t get close to anyone. Those are the rules to live by for seventeen-year-old Joss. She spent years as an outsider, hoping to hide what she is, until the new girl, Kat, decides she’s friend material. Kat doesn’t realize her mistake when she stands up for Joss against Marco, a guy who’s been giving Joss a hard time since freshman year. Joss is horrified when these heroics lead to the reveal of Kat’s Talent. Now she has an unasked-for best friend, who is the victim of an extortion plot by the school bully, who used to like Joss. And if all that weren’t complicated enough, Dylan, Joss’s long-time crush, is finally starting to talk to her. But as Marco’s best friend, can Dylan be trusted at all? Can Joss keep her secret and still save her friend? And what’s more important, staying safe or doing what’s right?
Hush Money is a novel of approximately 50,000 words, and is rated PG-13 for strong language and one suggestive scene. It is recommended that parents read the sample provided by their retailer before purchasing this book for tweens/younger teens.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Dirty Blood: Dirty Blood Series review

4.5 stars: Dirty Blood was a very good werewolf story. It's a good story because of it's characters, plot, and action. The characters were amazing and so was the action. The plot was exciting! I just couldn't stop reading to see what would happen to the characters.
 I recommend this book to anyone that wants to read it. I really enjoyed it and I hope you do too. Don't forget you can always tell me what you think about the books I review.

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I killed a girl last night. I did it with my bare hands and an old piece of pipe I found lying next to the dumpster. But that’s not the part that got me. The part that scared me, the part I can’t seem to wrap my head around and still has me reeling, was that when she charged me, her body shifted – and then she was a wolf. All snapping teeth and extended claws. But by the time I stood over her lifeless body, she was a girl again. That’s about the time I went into shock… And that was the moment he showed up.

Now, all I can do is accept the truths that are staring me in the face. One, Werewolves do exist. And two, I was born to kill them.

Runes: Runes Series Review by Ednah Walters

5 stars: I'm back from my hiatus and thought I'd review one of my favorite reads from this fall.

This was a really great book. I liked Runes because of all the mystery, suspense, and action. The characters are phenomenal, very well written and the romance was cute. The best parts of this book are the magic, action, romance, and friendships.

I suggest this book to anyone over the age of 11 or 12 because some of the language may not be appropriate for anyone younger. I really enjoyed it and hope you consider reading it.

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Blurb: Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James—a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her. 

Raine is drawn to Torin’s dark sexiness against her better judgment, until he saves her life with weird marks and she realizes he is different. But by healing her, Torin changes something inside Raine. Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Half the time, she’s not sure whether to fall into his arms or run.

Scared, she sets out to find out what Torin is. But the closer she gets to the truth the more she uncovers something sinister about him. What Torin is goes back to an ancient mythology and Raine is somehow part of it. Not only is she and her friends in danger, she must choose a side, but the wrong choice will cost Raine her life.

Apologize for lack of reviews

I would like to apologize to my followers about the lack of reviews and posts. I promise that there will be a lot more than I am posting now. Also,  thank you all for reading the reviews and posting comments on my blog. I'll be around more often now. School was brutal this fall. Lastly, I would like to start posting your guess' point of views on the books that I review.

To the authors that check me out, I thank you for sending in review requests. If you do want me to review one of your books I will gladly do that, all of the info is under the Review Policy tab.

Thank you and see you soon,

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Review Ethereal Influence: The Inquisition by Lana Bradstream

2.5 Stars: I honestly got so lost reading this book. In the beginning there were two main characters and one dies. By the middle there were three main characters. In the end there are five main characters, or what I thought there were. Two of the main characters disappear and die. I would have liked this much more if  the story had focused on fewer characters to keep the book from becoming so chaotic.

The writing was really fluid. I thought the pacing was good. The storyline was unique and really interesting. I just found myself trying to keep track of the characters and wondering who was next to be axed.

I didn't really like this book, but that doesn't mean you won't. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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Blurb: The Inquisition is a time of turmoil and fear. It is a time of horror and atrocities, when the faith of people waiver. Inquisitor Nikolaus is experiencing a lack of faith as he orders torture and death for scores of people - some of whom he believes were innocent. Lorenz, an angel of God, is sent to restore his faith and bring him back to God. But, the fallen angel Jakob is intent on capturing Nikolaus' soul with the aid of Ayla, a real witch who has surrendered her own soul.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

I know.... I know... sci-fi isn't paranormal, but a girl has the right to like stuff. LOL And, sure these books aren't YA either, but, come on... movie quotes? I couldn't pass it up. For once I get to bug other people with sci-fi quotes instead of the other way around. I mean, seriously... I live with a bunch of sci-fi geeks. Star Wars, reruns of Star Trek and all the Galaxy Quest I can handle.

For my giveaway of a $15 GC to Amazon or B&N 
leave me a comment. Not just any comment. I want to know your FAVORITE sci-fi movie AND your favorite quote from it. Oh, and don't forget to leave me your email addy...

Good luck... now onto the fun Grand Prize info:
Do you know your sci-fi movies? Books? Each stop has a quote and you get to figure out which book or movie it is from and enter the GRAND PRIZE giveaway. Check it all out at the end of this post...

Kane Epps divides his life into two distinct parts—before the alien invasion and after. Before the invasion, he had a pregnant wife and a high-powered job. After the invasion, he’s left with only himself and his hatred for all things alien. He channels his bitterness by captaining a vessel of renegade humans—space pirates who don’t think twice about taking what they need.
Princess Sa’Mya is on the run. She and a few trusted advisers fled her home planet only to be captured by the sexy, dangerous Captain Epps. He claims to hate aliens but can’t seem to resist touching her or kissing her…everywhere. As Kane introduces Sa’Mya to ever-increasing, unimaginable realms of pleasure, the princess becomes determined to earn his trust. She’s used to getting what she wants. And this time, what she wants is Kane Epps.

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Each stop contains an awesome quote from a science fiction book or movie. They are all found on out-of-this-world photos. 
Figure out what movie or book the quote is from and post in the Rafflecopter. 
DON’T post as a comment on the blog stop! That’ll give away the answers.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Review & Blog Tour: Kara Leigh Miller's 'The Georgia Corbins'

Title: The Georgia Corbin
Genre: Contemporary Romance, YA Romance
Flame rating: Flickering
Publisher: Entranced Publishing
Page count: 265 pages
5 Stars: The Georgia Corbins is a story that keeps the reader engaged from page one. The Corbin brothers and Ali have so many different characteristics that I couldn't stop reading to see what they did next. My Favorite character is Ali because of how she acts. She can handle herself and what ever life throws at her. 

This book is amazing! My favorite thing about it is that it keeps you guessing until even after the end. I really hope that you read this. This is a must read!



Ali Philips never thought anything could be more devastating than the day Levi and Tucker Corbin, her two best friends—her only friends—moved away. Three years passed without a single phone call, text message, or email from them and she’s resolved to the fact that she will probably never see them again. Until one morning when she comes face-to-face with Levi Corbin in physics class.

Little does she know, the Corbins have returned to Haldeen with only one thing on their minds: winning Ali’s heart. Ali soon finds herself in the middle of a love triangle she doesn’t want any part of. As she tries to reclaim the friendships she’s lost and to adjust to the unfamiliar feelings she’s having, she struggles with making the one decision that will forever change their lives: Levi or Tucker Corbin?

She’s always had a special bond with Tucker and feels most comfortable when she’s with him. But Levi brings her to life in a way she didn’t think was possible and makes her feel things she didn’t think she would ever feel. Torn between the two, Ali is certain of only one thing–by the time it’s over, she’ll lose one of her best friends.

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Chapter One Excerpt
Ali Philips
The music reverberated through my body as I approached the field, and the crowd around the keg was bigger than I’d ever seen it before. A few dozen people gathered around the bonfire, several more hung out near the swimming hole, and I couldn’t begin to count how many couples were canoodling in the backs of pick-up trucks. Where the heck had all these people come from? I looked around and smiled. Man, I loved the field parties. You never knew what to expect.
“I was wondering if you were gonna show up,” Brody said to me as he approached.
Today was the last Saturday of Spring Break. School would resume in two days. “You really think I’d go missing it?” I asked.
I took the cup of beer Brody offered me. He flung his arm around my shoulders and kissed my cheek. “As the resident bad girl of Haldeen, I’d sure hope not.”
I laughed as he let out a loud whooping noise. “If I didn’t know better, I’d think you like the fact that I’m a bad girl.”
“You’re so much more fun now,” Brody said with a wicked gleam in his eye.
I smiled at him and finished my beer in two long gulps. None of us were old enough to legally drink, but Jimmie Allen’s alcoholic father owned the only supermarket/liquor store in town, and Jimmie Allen was always stealing beer from his father. “I see the keg is the spot to be. Is there another one around here someplace?”
“Over by the tree, darling.”
I let Brody slide his arm from my shoulders to my waist and walked with him to the large tree near the end of the swimming hole. I refilled my cup and turned my attention back to the party before I was flooded with memories that I didn’t want — memories that always seemed to surface every time I was near that tree — memories of my two best friends I hadn’t seen in nearly three years. But no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t stop the memory from consuming me.
“Race you to the swimming hole,” Tucker shouted as he took off running.
“That’s cheating.” Levi chased after Tucker.
“Yeah, quit your cheating!” I called as I followed both of them. I was a fast runner, and it didn’t take long for me to pass them. Maybe I’d finally beat them this time. My ponytail bounced with each step I took and the harder I pushed, the more it’d swish back and forth. Old Man Potter’s swimming hole was close. I could hear the water moving, and I could smell the distinct fish-like odor of the Chattahoochee River.
“Grab her,” Tucker panted.
“No!” I squealed as Levi grabbed me around the waist and held onto me so that Tucker could take the lead. Levi nudged me, not hard enough to hurt or make me fall, but enough so that he could take off ahead of me. And just like that, I knew I had lost yet another race to the Corbin boys. Someday I’d beat them.
When I reached the swimming hole, Tucker was climbing the tree. He did this every time we came here. He’d climb out on the large branch that extended over the deep part of the river. After yelling “Beat this!” he’d jump into the water. Levi never did it because he was terrified of heights. I hadn’t done it either, because I was afraid I’d hit my head on a rock in the water or something.
After jumping in, Tucker surfaced and grinned at me. “Your turn.”
I took a deep breath. Today would be the day. I’d do it. Getting up to the branch was easy. Maneuvering my way onto it without falling was a bit tougher. I made the mistake of looking down. My heart rate spiked, my palms began to sweat, and I felt like I had to throw up. What had I been thinking? I couldn’t do this.
“Don’t be such a girl, Al. Jump,” Tucker said.
I scowled even though I knew Tucker couldn’t see me. I was one of the boys and for him to imply I wasn’t made me angry. But the longer I stood on the branch high above the water, the less I cared about being one of the boys.
“It’s okay, Al,” Levi said, looking up at me. “We won’t let anything happen to you.”
Deep down, I knew they wouldn’t. They’d probably even try to catch me if I asked them. I took another deep breath and climbed back down the tree without jumping. I was surprised when neither of them said anything to me about it.
“Ali!” Cassidy Hamilton called my name and waved.
I snapped out of my memory, thankful for the interruption. “Hey, Cass, when did you get back from Atlanta?” I asked as she ran toward me with her arms open and her wild, curly auburn hair flowing behind her. I hugged her.
“Yesterday. So, how was your spring break?”
“Not bad,” I said with a shrug. “I spent most of it sneaking outta my bedroom window.”
Cassidy’s eyes got wide. “A guy?”
“No.” I laughed. “I took my daddy’s pick-up truck without his permission, drove to the next county over, and went to a bar. He found out, and I got grounded.”
“Ali!” she squealed. “How’d you get into a bar? You ain’t old enough.”
I smiled. “Shelby Blake’s aunt owns the place.”
“Since when did you start hanging out with Shelby for fun?”
“About the time you took off to Atlanta and I had no one to hang out with,” I said and took a drink of my beer.
“Oh, I’m sure you could’ve found someone other than Shelby to hang with.” Cassidy nodded over my shoulder. “It looks like Brody is still obsessed with you.”
I glanced over my shoulder and saw him staring at my ass. “Yeah and now that he’s gone and grown some facial hair he thinks I’m gonna fall at his feet.”
Cassidy laughed. “You really should be nicer to that boy. He ain’t too hard on the eyes, y’know?”
“Yeah, I know.” I studied Brody for a moment. He played three different sports and his body reflected that. He was tall, with a thin, yet muscular frame. Pure brown eyes and sandy hair accentuated his round face. A short trimmed mustache and goatee covered his upper lip and chin. He was definitely cute, but I just didn’t like him that way.
* * * *
Physics lab first thing Monday morning? Somebody in the administration office had to have hated me. There was no other explanation for it. I should’ve been used to it by then, but I wasn’t. It sucked. Then again, every class that wasn’t an English class sucked, in my opinion. The first bell had already sounded, but the hallways were still full of procrastinating students. Returning to school after a week-long break was always hard.
“Hey, Cass,” I said, catching up to her before she turned the corner. “Where’re you going?”
“Trig.” She made a sour face. “You’d think you’d know that by now. You ask me every Monday.”
I frowned. Cass was in a bitchy mood today. “Have fun.” I was eager to get away from her attitude.
“Wanna hang out after school today?”
“Don’t you have to babysit your brother?”
Cass smiled mischievously.
“Nice try,” I said, “but I’ve told you. After last time, I’m never helping you babysit again.” Last time Cass had conned me into babysitting with her, it’d been a friggin’ nightmare. Her little sister had been sitting on my lap, bouncing up and down and laughing when she threw her body back, head butting me. She’d given me a bloody nose. It’d hurt so much it’d brought tears to my eyes. So I’d gone to the bathroom to clean up and change my bloodied shirt. Cass’s nine year old brother and his friend spied on me changing and using the toilet. Never. Again. And if all that wasn’t bad enough, my nose was swollen and my cheekbone was black and blue for days after. Shelby had decided to tell the entire school that she’d kicked my ass.
“C’mon,” Cass begged. “You know how much I hate babysitting alone.”
“See ya later.” I laughed and waved as I walked into my class.
 Cass peeked her head in the room. “Will you at least think about it?”
“Fine. I’ll think about it.” I’d said it just to shut her up, but there wasn’t anything to think about. There was no way in hell I was going to put myself in harm’s way like that again.
“Well I’ll be…don’t look as though this class is gonna suck as much as I thought,” Brody said, walking towards me.
I smiled. “Hey, Brody.” He sat beside me. “Since when are you in this class?”
“I was doing an independent study so I could get some credits for college to help me earn a scholarship, but I was failing. Coach told me if I didn’t get my grade up I’d be kicked off the baseball team,” Brody said with a shrug. “I was just going to drop the class but apparently it’s too late for that.”
“Mr. Nash?” Mrs. Dolgen said. She was the only science teacher in the high school and not many students liked her. A lot of people said it was because she gave out detention a little too generously and without good reason. I’d gotten it from her a few times, but overall she wasn’t so bad.
“Here.” Brody raised his hand.
“Yes, I can see that. Would you mind taking that seat over there?” She pointed to a table on the opposite side of the room.
“Do I have to?” Brody whined.
I stifled a giggle. Last year Brody and I had Biology together, and Mrs. Dolgen was always yelling at us for goofing around. It was probably best that she separated us, but that meant I was still going to be the only one in class without a lab partner. I’d been doing the same work as everyone else all year, but I’d been doing it alone. I should ask Mrs. Dolgen for some extra credit. Although, she’d probably assign me detention for being disrespectful to a teacher. She was famous for that.
“Yes,” Mrs. Dolgen said. “Last time you and Ms. Philips were lab partners there were problems.”
“I have to disagree, Mrs. Dolgen. I enjoyed being Ali’s lab partner last year. We didn’t have any problems at all. In fact, I think we worked very well together,” Brody said.
“And therein lies the problem. You two worked a little too well together.” She came over and stood in front of our table, arms tightly crossed over her chest.
I held my breath. Being Brody’s lab partner again would be fun, but he was pushing his luck arguing with Mrs. Dolgen, and the last thing I needed was to get detention again.
Mrs. Dolgen looked back and forth between me and Brody. “Consider today a trial run. I’m doing you a favor allowing you to join class so late, Mr. Nash. Don’t make me regret it.”
“Yes, ma’am,” Brody said.
“Thank you, Mrs. Dolgen,” I said with a smile. When she walked away I jabbed Brody in the ribs with my finger. “Are you trying to get us sent to detention already?”
Brody rubbed his side and laughed. “Relax, it’ll be fine.” He winked.
I shook my head and turned to face the front of the room as the second bell rang. For the first time all year, I was actually looking forward to physics lab.

Born and raised in the small town of Mexico, New York, Kara was an only child who was forced to find ways to entertain herself. Playing make believe with her Barbie dolls and stuffed animals was her first real taste of storytelling before she became old enough to develop a love affair with the written word.

In early 2010, Kara picked up her very first erotic romance novel, and she was instantly hooked. She loves to write contemporary romance, erotica, and young adult romance. Currently she has several full-length novels in the works, a series of novellas, and a handful of short stories. Kara is an active member of the CNY Writers Haven, the Romance Writers of America, and the CNY Romance Writers.
Today, Kara resides in New Haven, New York with her husband, five kids, and three cats. When she's not reading or writing, she's thinking about reading and writing. And when she's not doing that, she's spending time with her family and friends.


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2 Winners each will get 
(1) signed copy of The Georgia Corbins in paperback
(1) Georgia Corbin magnet
(1) Georgia Corbin spiral bound notebook
(1) Kara Leigh Miller pen.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Awakened:Vampire Awakenings (book 1) Review

5 Stars: Awakened is more of a NA romance but I still enjoyed it. My favorite character was Serra (or Serendipity) because she is a strong female character that doesn't know it until the end. Serra reminds me of some of my other favorite female characters. I also like Liam, he reminds me of a strong male hero. He is the strong one from the beginning.

The best part of the book was the relationship between all the characters. All the characters are either friends or will be. They all just fit in the story perfectly.

I honestly recommend this book to people over the age of 14. Good reading!

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Traumatized by her past, and struggling to move on from it, Sera has spent the past three years of college hiding herself from the world and content to stay that way. A chance encounter with Liam shatters her sheltered world, leaving her stunned and shaken by the strange feelings and emotions he arises in her, feelings she never thought she would experience and that frighten her in their intensity. Harboring a dark and deadly secret of his own, Liam knows that he should stay away from Sera; that he will only bring her more hurt, but he is irresistibly drawn to her and unable to deny himself the pleasure that only she can bring to him. But when their pasts collide with their present, and Liam’s true nature is revealed, will their love for each other be enough, or will they be torn apart forever?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Dark Shift: Dark Shift (Series Book 1) Review

3 Stars: This book started out with an awesome storyline and the blurb made it sound amazing!

 However, I felt that the story  became way too complicated. I honestly think that the author could have also elaborated on the places that the characters went . I thought that they moved around too much without explaining why and how they got to the places they went to so quickly. I spent a lot of time questioning their actions, which pulled me out of the story.

I also don't understand why the author came up with new names for every mythical creature (oops... spoiler).  Couldn't he stick with the original names to make it less complicated? I have to say though that the story was quite adventure filled and very unique. 

If you still find the book interesting after what I have just said then by all means read it! :)

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Drake Copeland never knew his father. His mother disappeared years ago. So the day Drake and three classmates are stuck in the classroom while the rest of the school gets a field trip, it’s just one more time he’s been left behind. But when a bullied genius leaves his experiment running in the lab and throws the whole school through time, getting left behind is the least of their problems. Drake and his friends crash into a burned-out wasteland where their town used to be, discovering cannibals, starving werewolves, vampires, wise ghosts and a dark army directly connected to their own time - and maybe their own school.
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Rick Polito was the fourth grader who bragged about reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe twice in one day and followed that love of words into a 20-year career as a newspaper reporter and columnist. Polito claims he is the only person in history who ever "witnessed a gas chamber execution and took his dog to pet psychic camp all in the same job." His "Wizard of Oz" synopsis -  Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first person she meets and then teams up with three strangers to kill again - was a viral sensation. It was reading to his own son that brought him back to his love of young adult fiction and the story that became Dark Shift. A single father, Polito is raising two children in Boulder, Colorado.

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Born in Flames: Born in Flames Trilogy Review

4 stars: Born in Flames is a good fantasy. I honestly liked this book but the pace was too slow for me. I thought while I was reading that the author also could have elaborated on Aurora's powers a little bit more. My favorite thing about this book is the magic and how everybody's lives are written down in a book called an Oraculus.  My favorite character is Aurora because she has so much power in her even if she doesn't know it at first.

I'm reading the second book now, Embracing the Flames. Review coming soon...

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Red mirrored scales race up my arms as the haze of pain blurs my vision. My bones crack, breaking to realign. I scream. It is then that the realization of my unavoidable fate sinks in; I am of a dying race. I am dragon.

Aurora Megalos, orphaned and teetering on the edge of adulthood, thought finding her past would curb the sting of being an outcast. Having no memories of the time before she awoke on her foster mother’s doorstep, she yearns for the emptiness inside her to be filled. With her fellow orphaned best friend, Fenn, by her side, she has nothing to lose and everything to gain. But something powerful stirred within her that she couldn’t explain. Something wanted out.

In the dark of night, a crazed Seer erases everything she’s ever known with an impending prophecy. She now faces two paths. Return to her true home to protect a dying race against a growing evil, or stay hidden in the safety of our realm with a shot at a true love. With a vengeful Arch Enemy stopping at nothing to see her dead, she’s running out of time; a decision must be made. What would you choose?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Redheads are Soulless: Red Trilogy Book 1 Review

4.5 Stars:  RAS is a book that I can REALLY relate to (maybe because I am a redhead:P) This story is a really good take off of the original story of "gingers." You know, that we are all soul-stealers. :) All of the mystery kept me reading. 

My favorite character is Robbie because he seems so dangerous but turns out to be a guy looking for somebody to love him. I also liked the other races of things that are almost demons.

I really think that all YA's and NA's should read this book. This book will keep everybody reading with mysteries at every corner, betrayal, and the romance.

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High school senior, Sofia Black, has had a very hard life. Since her father's death 7 years ago, she has had to look after her drug addicted, alcohlic mother. School isn't any better for her either. The other kids constantly tease, and ridicule her. All she wants is to get out of her small hometown in Alabama.

When new student, Jason, shows up, Sofia's world is turned upside down. She doesn't understand why he wants to befriend her so badly... And, just when she thinks she can trust him, trouble appears.
Jason's twin brother, Robbie, moves into town, and things go haywire. Sofia is now running for her life - and Jason is forced to share hidden secrets with her. She learns the truth about her father's death, and finds out that she may not be as "human" as she once thought. She struggles to accept her fate, while fighting for her life.  

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Hidden: Hollow Trilogy (book 3) Review

5 stars: The Hidden is my favorite book in this trilogy because I really think that the author wanted to have the reader feel throughout the book what the characters were feeling. The characters go through some major adversity throughout the series. Enough so that you are cheering for them to get their happy ending. My favorite character is Caspian. He is always looking after Abby no matter what. Although he is dead he does everything he can for Abby.

The characters are my favorite part of the story and series. They remind me of some people that I have met. Complex and multi-faceted. I loved all the characters, good and bad.

Just to put it out there, yes I did read the first 2 books and really liked them. All three are must reads.

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Abbey knows that Caspian is her destiny. Theirs is a bond that transcends even death. But as Abbey finally learns the full truth about the dark fate that links her to Caspian and ties them both to the town of Sleepy Hollow, she suddenly has some very hard choices to make. Caspian may be the love of her life, but is that love worth dying for?

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Hades: Book 2 Halo Trilogy Review

5 Stars: Hades is my favorite book out of the Halo Trilogy so far because the characters were pushed to their limits. All of the characters were sent on extremely awesome adventures in this book (which I really like.) I really felt that all the areas were described in a way that I could actually picture what they looked like in my mind. My favorite character still has to be Jake because he broke so many rules that I lost count at like 20! 

I believe that all girls at the ages of 12-16 would like this book (I sure did ;)  If you are thinking of reading this... happy reading!

This series is an absolute MUST read if you love angels, demons and more demons. :)

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Heaven Help Her.

Bethany Church is an angel sent to Earth to keep dark forces at bay. Falling in love was never part of her mission, but the bond between Beth and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier Woods, is undeniably strong. But even Xavier’s love, and the care of her archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, can’t keep Beth from being tricked into a motorcycle ride that ends up in Hell. There, the demon Jake Thorn bargains for Beth’s release back to Earth. But what he asks of her will destroy her, and quite possibly, her loved ones, as well.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Halo: Book 1 Halo Series Review

5 Stars: I enjoyed this book immensely.  I absolutely love a romance with forbidden love. I also LOVE angels and demons. My favorite character has to be Jake Thorn because he is mysterious and dangerous. I have NO bad comments about this book. None. Zilch.

The characters were flawlessly written, they were all unique in their own special ways. Bethany is an angel that falls in love with a human ( she is more human than her siblings). Xavier is Bethany's human boyfriend. Gabriel is Bethany's brother who is also an Archangel. Ivy is Bethany's sister who is also an angel. And last but certainly not least is Jake, he is a demon that hates Bethany for turning him down. As you see all the characters are different from the others. This leads to some great play between them all.

The story, from start to finish was awesome. Totally, completely awesomesauce. This is an absolute MUST READ!




Three angels are sent down to bring good to the world: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, a teenage girl who is the least experienced of the trio. But she is the most human, and when she is romantically drawn to a mortal boy, the angels fear she will not be strong enough to save anyone—especially herself—from the Dark Forces.
Is love a great enough power against evil?

Friday, June 21, 2013

Complaint of the Week: Boring Beginnings

So when I'm reading a book I really was thinking(for once ;p). I thought to myself, what makes some beginnings of a story boring to me? Well I am going to answer that. When I am reading a story I like it when the beginning  has some action in it. Not like fighting but like the characters are doing something other than sit or do regular life stuff. Like a good idea is that the main character is getting back to college and runs into a best friend and they go over their past 3 years of life.

That's it for this quick complaint. Have a nice day.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Prodigy: Shapeshifter Chronicle Book 2 review

4.5 Stars: I enjoyed this book because it is just plain awesome! The characters were the best part of this story. My fave character is Ana. She made me laugh and she reminded me of myself. She isn't the strongest but she can definitely handle herself. Chance is also one of my favorite characters. Even if he is hurt he can always come to the rescue at anytime.

This book was a quick read. It was a while until I got to the point where I was actually into it. For me the first few chapters dragged. The tempo was a bit slow. After that it was awesome.

I recommend this book to anyone looking for a fantastic shifter story with a spunky female character and a strong male shifter-dude.





In Clark Bend, Idaho, Chance Morgan's dreams are haunted by the last moments shared with his grandfather. Memories of the fateful day when he died plague his thoughts, and without his grandfather's council, his shapeshifting powers mysteriously fail him. Desperate to seek out a new mentor and learn more about the mystical world he was sheltered from, Chance must travel far from home to hunt for answers.

Eighteen-year-old, Ana Hughes has only known Chance for a few months, but he quickly found his way into her heart. Since being rescued from Chance's power-hungry cousin, and coming back from death, Ana is unwilling to leave his side, and joins him on his quest to the Yucatan in search of a new mentor.

When Chance's memories fall into place and reveal a threat from their past, Chance and Ana must fight to survive - or die trying.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Complaint of the Week: Twilight Formula

Okay, so I have read A LOT of books but most have the same story line! It goes something like this: New girl falls in love with dark mysterious guy. The girl is stupid and the guy is afraid the girl will find out his secret. Girl is set on finding out the 'secret' of the guy and so on and so forth. This is what my mom calls the Twilight Formula (Duh Duh Dunnnnn...) So, just a heads up to all the authors out there, DON'T WRITE TWILIGHT!!!!!!!

Please come up with a different storyline. Why not switch it around and make the boy weaker or just keep Twilight out of the story completely. Now that's a good idea! ;P


P.S. If you don't write using the Twilight Formula now this complaint isn't for you.

Leopard Moon: Moon Series Review

4 Stars: I enjoyed this book because I absolutely love shifters. It was interesting because it took two real world rivals (dogs and cats) and put them together. Well, okay, not really 'dogs' and 'cats', but you get the idea.

My favorite character has to be Kess because she is a leopard shifter that can handle herself. She isn't a weak girl like most of the other girls in these types of stories. She reminds me of some of my favorite female characters- strong physically and mentally.

My only complaint with this book is the beginning. I honestly didn't enjoy the beginning of the book. It took me a few chapters to really get into the story. When the P.O.V. was Sek I didn't understand what he was supposed to be getting at when he was talking about his sister. Then once I did get it I was grossed out.

If you're looking for a strong heroine and an intense story check this book out! I'm looking forward to reading the second book in this series.


How do you disappear when you come from a family of predators? A wereleopard, Kess is forced to flee her home and family in Miami once her brother's obsession with her turns violent. She runs from city to city, trying to stay one step ahead of the investigators her family has dispatched to bring her home. Kess ends up in the mountains of North Carolina and attracts the attention of Cormac, a young man with a secret of his own. As she attempts to live as normal a life as her were-nature allows, her brother Sek continues to hunt for her. He believes she is the key to revitalizing their weakened clan and is driven to extreme measures to ensure their continued existence. As Kess' relationship with Cormac deepens, Sek closes in, threatening Cormac's life and Kess' freedom. When the moon rises, the hunt is on….

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Love of Mythology Blog Hop

Thank you very much to Buffy's Ramblings, Close Encounters with the Night Kind and Book Lovers Hideaway for hosting this awesome blog hop!

I LOVE mythology! It reminds me of soap operas with all of its cheating and stuff. My favorite myth series is Percy Jackson, and yes I know they're kids books. So what?! :)

The Grand Prize Consists of the following:

 $45 Amazon GC or $45 worth of books at TBD.

ebooks from Patricia Bates

a prize from Lisa Beth Darling 

an ecopy of Sunburn by Rosanna Leo

an ecopy of Ain't No Bull by Danica Avet

an ecopy of Remedy Maker by Sheri Fredricks

I'm giving away something too... :) $10 GC to Amazon or B&N

And don't forget to visit the other participants! Check out the list here....

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Shadow Demons: Peachville High series review

4 Stars: Shadow Demons was the twist in the series. Harper had to go through a lot of changes. In the beginning of the story she was a normal witch (well as normal as she could be.) By the end of the story she had found out how her mother died and who did it. The last thing that she thought would happen, her mom's killer came after her.

I really enjoyed this book but it wasn't the best of the series. My favorite character has to be Jackson because he is dark and dangerous. I relate to Harper because she really believes that she doesn't belong with the witches and neither do I.


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In Peachville, there's a fine line between good and evil.

That line is about to be crossed.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Bitter Demons: Peachville high Review

5 stars: Bitter Demons has to be my favorite Peachville High book yet! I LOVED the story!! All of the adventure and heart breaks kept me hooked on this book from the beginning to the end. I also liked how we got to hear Jackson's story, finally. When I read this book I really felt like I was part if it. Another fabulous job by Ms. Cannon.
The characters are excellent! Harper is the prima, she has great power and huge responsibilities. Jackson is a demon with a deep dark secret. Lark is Harper's BFF. Brooke is a strange girl that is constantly trying to get back at Harper. Mary Anne is a very weird girl, she is always in her room alone.

I believe everyone should get a chance to read this book! I can't wait to read the next one. :)

So far, life in Peachville has been tough for Harper Madison. She's survived attacks on her life, learned how to control her magic, and met the most gorgeous boy - who also happens to be a demon. After her latest stunt at Brighton Hospital, the Order of Shadows is determined to tighten their control on her life.

When a future Prima from a nearby demon gate comes to town, she and Harper decide to use magic to switch places at a party. All Harper wants is to have a little fun.

But the night will end in blood.

And Harper will find out the attack was meant for her...

Friday, May 17, 2013

Don't Tell: Dark Secrets Review

2 Stars: If I didn't start this book I wouldn't have finished it. I thought the story was a little creepy and strange. There were to many twists in the story. The only thing I liked about it was the love between Nick and Lauren.

The characters were all pretty well formed. Lauren, the girl who left because her mom died. Then there's Nora. Mysterious, dark, frightening, emotional, and down right crazy. Oh, and Holly, evil, nice, dangerous, and secretive.
Aunt Jule was loving, caring, patient, and sometimes rude.
And last, of course, Nick. Gorgeous, playful, nice, caring, dark, and adorable.

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What really happened to Mother?

Lauren has come home seven years after her famous mother's mysterious drowning.

They said it was an accident, but the tabloids screamed murder. Her father, a senator, hadn't protected her. Aunt Jule was her only refuge, the beloved godmother she's returning to see.

Lauren stops at Wisteria's annual street festival and meets Nick, a tease, a flirt, and a childhood playmate. The day is almost perfect -- until she realizes she's being watched.

Arriving at Aunt Jule's, Lauren is shocked at the decay of the riverfront home. Aunt Jule seems angry and defensive, even as she fusses over Lauren at her daughter Holly's expense. Nora, Jule's other daughter, is silent and spooky, and stares at Lauren with frightening intensity. Meanwhile, Nick has acted as if he wants to be more than Lauren's friend. So why is he suddenly glued to Holly and almost hostile to Lauren? How can she trust him -- especially now that a series of nasty "accidents" makes Lauren realize that somebody wants her dead? This time, there's no place to run.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Legacy of Lies:Dark Secrets Review

3.5 stars: I enjoyed the mystery in this book. The ongoing questions kept me reading until the end. I usually don't like mysteries but I recommend this one to everyone. 

Megan Tilby went to visit her grandmother and cousin for a few weeks. Since Megan was adopted her and Matt (her cousin) aren't blood related. She gets to the house and her grandmother hates her. Her cousin doesn't like her, either.

A few days after getting to the house Megan begins to hear rumors about Avril, a 16-year-old girl that died in Megan's grandmother's house years before. Avril had been Helen's (her grandma) sister.

Megan goes to see a psychic. She tells Megan a story about Avril's death. The woman had said that Avril was murdered and that Megan was the reincarnation of Avril. That had explained the weird dreams she was having of the past. In one of her dreams her grandma had sworn that she would seek revenge on Avril. 

Megan had been convinced that Helen had killed Avril but she was wrong.Who had killed Avril and why?


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In Legacy of Lies, Megan has to stay with the uptight grandmother she wants nothing to do with. She's determined to get through the visit without any drama, but when she falls into a twisted love triangle with potentially fatal consequences, Megan may be caught up in her family's legacy in more ways than she realizes.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Inner Demons:Peachville High Book 2 Review

4 stars: Inner Demons, by Sarra Cannon, is one of the best books I've ever read! The story is really good. I really connected with Harper.

Inner Demons is about Harper and the other cheerleaders. Her and the other girls do a ritual and Harper ends up with a tattoo. The tattoo is demon shaped and it moves (because it's magic.) Cool, right?

Brooke gets her demon during the yearly initiation and gets into the witch group. All seniors have to go through the initiation. Brooke changes after hers. Harper had sneaked in but now she doesn't want to get in. 

What will Harper do next?

I enjoyed reading this book very much. I believe that you will enjoy it, too!

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Becoming a Demons cheerleader was the last thing Harper Madison expected when she moved to the small town of Peachville. Now that she’s an official member of the squad, her training can begin. Only, this is no normal group of cheerleaders. Harper isn’t there to learn dances and cheers. She became a cheerleader in order to finally learn how to control the magic inside.

The Peachville Demons cheerleading squad is really a training ground for a powerful coven of witches called the Order of Shadows. The training opens up a new world for Harper. It’s a world of beauty and magic beyond her wildest dreams, but also a world of pressure and impossible expectations.

A world where every secret hides an even darker secret.

Beautiful Demons: Peachville High series book 1

4 stars: Beautiful Demons is a very mysterious book. I loved all of the characters! I really felt like I was part of the story. It pretty much sucked me into it with its great characters, plot, and mysteries. Harper was my fave because of her powers. 

Beautiful Demons is about Harper. She is a foster child that just can't fit in anywhere and is constantly getting kicked out of fosters homes. She has this power, she can move things with her mind and doesn't think anyone can do that too until she moves to Shadowford. Shadowford is a foster house for the troubled girls like Harper. At Shadowford Harper meets Agnes, a very enthusiastic girl and Jackson, a mysterious boy. Although Harper thinks nothing can get any worse she ends up passing out and having a weird vision. When she wakes she has a strange cut on her hand and can't remember anything. Everyone says that when she fell she cut her hand and she believed them until the head-cheerleader was killed(burned from the inside.) When she goes back to school all of the cheerleaders adore Harper, even though they should hate her. Harper wants to know why all of this is happening and why she can't remember anything.

Will Harper ever get her memory back? Who had burned the head-cheerleader from the inside and how?

This story rocks! Well, and has witches and demons... so, yeah, go read it.

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In Peachville, even the cheerleaders have a dark side...

Harper Madison isn't like other girls. She has extraordinary powers, but her inability to control them has gotten her kicked from so many foster homes she's lost count. Shadowford Home for Girls is her last chance, and she hopes Peachville High will be the fresh start she needs. 

But when evidence ties her to the gruesome murder of a Demons cheerleader, Harper discovers this small town has a big secret.

Beautiful Demons is a fast-paced YA novel with magic, mystery, and a touch of romance. This series will appeal to fans of Pretty Little Liars, Hex Hall, and The Vampire Diaries.

Diary of a Vampeen: Vamp Chronicles Book 1 Review

5 Stars: Diary of a Vampeen captured my full attention with this amazing story! I just couldn't put this book down!!

Diary of a Vampeen, by Christin Lovell, is a story about 15-year-old Lexi who feels very self conscience about her body size. Lexi meets a boy named Kellan. She, despite her boyfriend Mike, instantly has a crush on Kellan. On her 16th birthday she goes through big changes. She turned into a vampeen, 3/4 human and 1/4 vampire. Lexi finds out that Kellan is also like her. Although Lexi is now the hottest girl in her school she isn't sure that she is ready to be a vampeen.

This story was the best of both worlds for me. Vampires and teens stretching their wings(not that they have wings.) Ms. Lovell's voice was perfect for this type of book and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

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Imagine living a human charade for fifteen years and never knowing it. Imagine being provided less than a week to learn and accept your family’s true heritage before it overtook you. Alexa Jackson, Lexi, is abruptly thrown onto this roller coaster and quickly learns that she can’t change fate, regardless of how many lifetimes she is given. She will be transformed into a vampeen on her sixteenth birthday, she will be called upon to fulfill a greater destiny within the dangerous world of vampires, and she will have to risk heartbreak and rejection if she ever wants a chance at love with Kellan, whether she likes it or not.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Fledgling: The Shapeshifter Chronicles Review

Fledgling: The Shapeshifter Chronicles (Volume 1)

5 Stars: Fledgling is a very well rounded story bringing contemporary issues to the paranormal table. It had me reading for hours with its wonderful characters and enchanting world-building. This is on my 'to read often' pile and have done so at least three times!

Natasha Brown has created a story about an independent girl named Ana and a boy named Chance. Ana meets Chance after moving to Clarks Bend. She has a heart condition that hampers her ability to live life to the fullest. It's shadow on her life keeps her on the sidelines until she moves. Although she doesn't know it, Chance has a deep secret that will lead them into great adventures and many more secrets. 

Can he save her from the disease or will she keep it hidden from him until it's too late?

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Set apart from other eighteen year olds, Ana Hughes knows she is different. A life threatening heart condition smothers her future and she yearns to feel normal. Her hopes are pinned on a 
fresh start in a remote town far from her native Colorado. Among the locker filled hallways in Clark Bend High, Ana keeps to the shadows, not wanting to draw attention to her violet tinged lips and wilted silhouette. And she almost succeeds, until she meets Chance Morgan. 

Struggling to keep up appearances, she soon suspects Chance is hiding something as well. His 
animal-like senses, miraculous healing ability and peculiar reaction to her Thunderbird necklace compels Ana to question if there's more to the stories about his Navajo ancestry. Without any other explanation, she fears he is playing tricks on her. But the truth may prove too much for Ana's delicate heart...