Sunday, December 30, 2012

Review: Roar and Liv by Veronica Rossi

Roar and Liv (Under The Never Sky #0.5)
Author: Veronica Rossi
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: October 30, 2012
Pages: 68
Source: Nook Book/Own

Before Perry and Aria, there was Roar and Liv.

After a childhood spent wandering the borderlands, Roar finally feels like he has a home with the Tides. His best friend Perry is like a brother to him, and Perry's sister, Liv, is the love of his life. But Perry and Liv's unpredictable older brother, Vale, is the Blood Lord of the Tides, and he has never looked kindly on Roar and Liv's union. Normally, Roar couldn't care less about Vale's opinion. But with food running low and conditions worsening every day, Vale's leadership is more vital—and more brutal—than ever. Desperate to protect his tribe, Vale makes a decision that will shatter the life Roar knew and change the fate of the Tides forever.


 
Review: I really enjoyed this! It was great to finally get to know Liv a little! OK, now lets gets this out of the way first. Again, as stated in my review of Under The Never Sky, I was definitely not a fan of Vale. Same goes for this. NOT A FAN! That being said... I really loved Roar and Liv! They are so freaking cute! It was so obvious the connection they have. Those two are seriously like attached at the hip. Lol. You could seriously feel the devastation between the both of them after learning of Vales plan to marry Liv off. Those two couldn't be happy even if they tried after learning that. And seriously Vale. Marrying off your sister for food??? Way to show how much you really value your family! If you really treasured them you would have done everything you could to get food for the tribe without getting rid of your sister! You Vale, are a seriously suckish person! So after the end of this I'm still left with the question I had in Under The Never Sky since we have no hint of it in this either. Where did Liv run to??? Where is she??? I really hope we find out, or at least get some clues in Through The Ever Night. Not knowing where she is, is driving me nuts!!

5 Stars!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Stacking The Shelves: Christmas Haul!!!

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews as a way to share all the books we got during the week!

For Christmas:
Library:
Bought: 
Weekly Recap:

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

New Releases December 26-December 31

Annabel (Delirium #0.5)
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: December 26, 2012 

Lena's mother, Annabel, has always been a mystery—a ghost in Lena's past. Until now.

Discover her secrets in Lauren Oliver's brilliant original digital story set in the world of New York Times bestsellers Delirium and Pandemonium.

Lena Halloway's mother, Annabel, supposedly committed suicide when Lena was only six years old. That's the lie that Lena grew up believing, but the truth is very different. As a rebellious teenager, Annabel ran away from home and straight into the man she knew she was destined to marry. The world was different then—the regulations not as stringent, the cure only a decade old. Fast forward to the present, and Annabel is consigned to a dirty prison cell, where she nurtures her hope of escape and scratches one word over and over into the walls: Love.

But Annabel, like Lena, is a fighter. Through chapters that alternate between her past and present, Annabel reveals the story behind her failed cures, her marriage, the births of her children, her imprisonment, and, ultimately, her daring escape.


Blood-Kissed Sky (Darkness Before Dawn #2)
Author: J.A. London
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: December 26, 2012

There's nowhere left to hide.

I thought vampires were our enemies - they controlled our lives, isolated our cities, and demanded our blood - until I met Victor. With Victor taking over as the new Lord Valentine, things were supposed to get better. Instead, they're worse than ever.

Day Walkers, a new breed of vampires who can walk in the sun, are terrorizing the city. Blood supplies are low, and if Victor's vampires don't get enough, they will become infected with the Thirst - a disease that will turn them into mindless killers.

To stop it, I must journey across the desolate wasteland to the very place where the sickness began. I can only hope that the answers that await me are enough to save us all... before it's too late.

Crimson Frost (Mythos Academy #4)
Author: Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: December 24, 2012

For a moment, a face flashed before my eyes—the most hideous face I’d ever seen. No matter how hard I tried to forget what had happened, I saw him everywhere I went. It was Loki—the evil god that I’d helped set free against my will.

I should have known that my first official date with Logan Quinn was destined to end in disaster. If we’d gotten into a swordfight, or been ambushed by Reapers, I’d have been more prepared. But getting arrested mid-sip at the local coffee hangout? I didn’t see that one coming.

I’ve been accused of purposely helping the Reapers free Loki from his prison—and the person leading the charge against me is Linus Quinn, Logan’s dad. The worst part is that pretty much everyone at Mythos Academy thinks I’m guilty. If I’m going to get out of this mess alive, I’ll have to do it myself…

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everybody! I hope you all are having a fantastic day! 

Just a few things. Due to Christmas this week and all the shopping that will be taking place afterwards, I won't be posting any memes this week until Saturday (so you can see all the books I got for xmas). I will try to put up my reviews of Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout and Legend by Marie Lu though. So I'll have something for you this week!

Other than that, have a great holiday and a fantastic week! :D

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Stacking The Shelves [#34]

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews as a way to share all the books we got during the week!

Library:
For Review from Edelweiss!:
Thank you Simon & Schuster! You have no idea how excited I am to read this! :)

Borrowing:
Thank you so much Kim for letting me borrow this!!!! I'm so excited to read it! :)

Cute Gift!:
  • 4 AMAZINGLY Cute Bookmarks (In Orange!!!)
Thank you so much Angela (Reading Angel)! I absolutely love them!!!!

Weekly Recap:
Reviews:

Blog Tour + Giveaway:

Memes & Other Posts:

Friday, December 21, 2012

Release Blog Tour: Review of Release by M.R. Merrick


Release (The Protector #3)
Author: M.R. Merrick
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: December 8, 2012
Pages: N/A
Source: E-ARC for review for Blog Tour from Author

After uniting the shifters and calling in reinforcements, Chase has to face his toughest challenge yet: learning to control his emotions. But as tensions rise and his powers grow, controlling his emotions becomes the least of his problems.

Terrorized by a multi-shifter who is hell-bent on turning him, Chase questions just how far he’s willing to go to stop his father. Meanwhile, Tiki’s virtuous nature has placed him in the middle of Vincent’s past, leaving Chase to oppose a senate of vampires and defend a demon he hates.

Trying to balance his friends, his enemies, and his inner demons, Chase is left searching for answers about the Mark, his destiny, and where he can find the next soul piece. Stopping Riley is his top priority, but as more obstacles arise, he finds himself doubting all the decisions he’s made - especially regarding Rayna.

One thing is for certain: Chase has finally realized that he doesn’t know anything. The light doesn’t always quell the darkness, the monsters don’t always stay in the shadows, and the past doesn’t always stay in the past - sometimes, the demons inside are the hardest to fight.



Review: I definitely thought this was the best book yet! Still filled with tons of action! There was definitely things I didn't see coming in this book!  So I guess I'll start with how many people Marcus and the group got to work together. They actually managed to get a huge amount of people to agree to work together! That's definitely not easy since a majority of those people were at odds with each other. I was disappointed however that Riley decided to take to mass attacks, attacking pretty much every group who decided to work with Marcus and everyone. A majority of those groups lost half or more of their people. Its amazing how the good guys in this battle keep getting setback no matter how hard they try to get ahead! It also sucked that some of those people working with them had to go into hiding for like half the book just to protect themselves and make sure Riley couldn't find them before resurfacing to help. And then on top of Riley's never ending attacks, they also had to deal with Arian, the old leader of the Hollowlights that Riley so felt the need to give power to. That guy was dead-set determined to turn try and turn Chase into a Shifter! It was like his obsession! 

And then Chase. He was having a seriously difficult time controlling his elements! It was like one small emotional moment turned into a huge release of his powers and he couldn't control it. And to make matters worse, as the book went on his powers were becoming to much for him. They were actually hurting him. I thought Chase couldn't get a break in Shift, he seriously couldn't get one in Release! I cant imagine how much he was dealing with in this book! Especially after he lost the ring and one of the demon gods soul pieces to Riley in the previous one! And then we have Rayna. We finally find out why she was having trouble with her Witch powers. Comes to find out, she's a specific type of Witch (not spoiling which kind). So once she figured out exactly what type of magic she was supposed to be studying, her powers came to her a lot easier! I must say, even amongst the chaos in this book, I really enjoyed that Chase and Rayna still got a few moments to themselves and I loved that their relationship took a turn! :) 

Seriously, how many times is Chase supposed to go into the other dimensions for soul pieces and have them taken by Riley?!?!?! I mean he got two and lost one at the end. I feel so bad for him... He is seriously doing all he can to try and stop Riley but it doesn't seem to matter! That ending crushed me! Between losing one of the soul pieces (not telling which one) and the death of one of the group I was so sad! So not cool Riley! Chase will get you eventually!!! 


5 Stars!

Giveaway!

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3x Signed paperbacks (Exiled, Shift, Release)
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5x Bookmarks
1x Notebook (Winner’s choice of cover)
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Review: Shift by M.R. Merrick

Shift (The Protector #2)
Author: M.R. Merrick
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: February 1, 2012
Pages: 350
Source: Ebook for review from author

Devastated by a terrible loss, Chase is trying to balance the life he’s been left with, a family he’s still getting to know, and power he never thought he’d have. He doesn’t understand why the Goddess has named him the Protector and granted him two gifts: the Mark, a tattoo that now covers his back, and the ring. But between getting interrogated by the Circle and psychic attacks from Riley, the Mark is the least of his concern. There’s a demon inside Rayna that’s fighting to be released, and it’s not her inner witch. It’s something else—a monster threatening to tear her apart.

As Chase struggles to control his magic, his enemies are closing in. Everyone has staked a claim on his ring, and destroying it may be his only chance to stop Riley. But Chase must decide if stopping him is worth risking the lives of everyone he cares about, or if protecting the ring will be enough to save his world.



Review: Fantastic sequel to Exiled!!! This book was filled with action (definitely my type of book)! I'm just going to jump right into this! Rayna. She was struggling with the beast inside her. She tried so desperately to control it but it wasn't enough. I was very glad that Chief offered to help her with that. HE really helped Rayna with her struggles of becoming a Werecat and the transformation into it. I was also happy that not only was he helping Rayna with her inner Werecat, but also helping Chase keep people out of his dreams. Chief definitely became a big help to everyone! I was very happy though that Rayna got her inner Werecat under control though. Now that she learned how to control it, and has other people like her she definitely has come to terms much more easily with what she is! 

Chase. Man. This guy like never gets a break. He was already having a hard time keeping control of his two elements, now we're adding two more into the mix along with the art of blocking people from getting into his dreams. Man. He seriously got so much more put on his plate in this book. Though I definitely liked seeing him gain the Air and Earth powers. Despite the fact he probably got those certain powers because of his mark, I was really happy to see those incorporated more into the story. I liked learning what each element could do! I also really felt bad for him because of the huge fights he got in with Marcus in this book. He found out Marcus kept a huge amount of things from him. One of those things concerning his mom. It was like he found out those people he was trusting had been hiding things from him right when he was having trouble with his powers and really needed those people the most. I really felt for Chase in this book! 

I also really felt bad that Chase had to give up the ring and the dagger he found. He is trying so freaking hard to stop his father from raising the demon god but its like he just keeps encountering tons of setbacks. I was however semi pleased with the ending... I was unhappy that Chase's dad attacked the Shadowpack and killed a ton of them. But out of it came a good thing. The Shadowpack got a new, better leader. And the Shadowpack (werewolves) and the Hollowlights (Werecats) both decided to get over their past problems with old leaders and form an alliance for the greater good of defeating Riley (Chase's dad). 

5 Stars! 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Review: Exiled by M.R. Merrick

Exiled (The Protectors #1)
Author: M.R. Merrick
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: June 28, 2011
Pages: 286
Source: Ebook for Review from Publisher

Chase Williams is a demon hunter in the Circle, or at least he was supposed to be. On his fifteenth birthday, Chase stepped up to the altar to claim his elemental power, but it never came. Elemental magic is passed down to a hunter through the bloodline, but on Chase's birthday, the bloodline stopped.

Exiled without the Circle's protection, Chase has spent two years trying to survive a world riddled with half-demons and magic. When he has a run in with a frightened and seemingly innocent demon, he learns the Circle's agenda has changed: the Circle plans to unlock a portal and unleash pure-blood demons into the world. Vowing to stop them, and knowing he can't do it alone, Chase forms a reluctant alliance with Rayna — a sexy witch with an attitude and a secret.

In their attempt to stop them, Chase and Rayna find themselves in the middle of the Circle's plan, leaving one of them to decide what their friendship is worth, and the other's life depending on it.



Review: This book was really good! I was eying this book for a while so I'm really excited I finally read it! This book exceeded my expectations! It was way better than I was thinking and I loved it that much more for that. This book really gets into good vs. evil. On Chase's 15th birthday he was Exiled from The Circle, a group that is supposed to fight demons for the greater good. Throughout the book we learned that The Circle isn't all good and not everybody is fighting Demons for the greater good of humanity. We also learned that all the Demons weren't bad and evil. We also found that some people fell in between those lines of good and evil by no fault of their own and their stuck living with the struggles of that life. Chase really had to open himself up to that. Even though he was Exiled from The Circle, he always believed that no Demons were good and that The Circle wasn't evil. He had to open himself up to the fact that that wasn't the case and that he really just had to trust himself and what he felt in his gut instead of what he was taught to believe. He made a huge change with that though and I really loved seeing him change and come to terms with everything. 

Now, this whole business with Rayna & Marcus and The Circle searching for a cross breed demon. First of all, gotta give Marcus a lot of credit. Everyone thought he was dead. Gotta give him props for staying alive after being attacked by another brother of The Circle and then making everyone believe he was dead. I guarantee that wasn't easy to stay hidden as well as he did. He also took care of Rayna after her mom was killed. Marcus is a really good guy from what I've seen so far. He also really tried to help Chase understand things involving The Circle and what was really going on in it. Though honestly, I think Rayna was able to help Chase more than Marcus which surprised me. I really liked seeing how Chase and Rayna got closer. They went from pretty much enemies to protecting each other and really having each others backs. That definitely showed how much Chase had changed from his beliefs in the beginning to the end of the book. 

Rayna. Man. I like this girl. She had a huge thing to deal with just like Chase. Rayna is half hunter, half demon (specifically witch). Chase was pure blood hunter, but he never got his element like every other hunter during the ceremony. They really bonded over the fact that they both had something different about them. I knew after learning what Rayna was that she was the cross breed The Circle was searching for. While no one else figured it out, once I put the pieces together I knew in my gut she was who they were after. I just couldn't figure out why. Chase... He always felt so bad about the fact that he never got his elemental power. Come to figure, his power just didn't awaken when The Circle wanted it to. He got his powers and more than he expected. Not only did he have a fire element but he also had a water element. He got both of his parents elements and not just one. I loved that! It made him even better of a hunter than he already was. He was also named The Protector and got the mark of it! Definitely can't wait to see more of what this means! His powers definitely helped in fights more than once after he got them. I hope he can keep control of them. 

I was shocked to find out what The Circle wanted Rayna's blood for! Chase's own father wanted it to raise a demon god and get his blood so he could control them. And he claimed it was for the greater good because "then he'd have control over the creatures they were made to fight." Ya. NOT!! I think he's just a power hungry maniac after the power for his own evil intentions. I was so pissed off what the fact that he killed his own Wife (Chase's mom) at the end of the book because he wanted the power more. If thats not evil I don't know what is! I felt so bad for Chase's loss! And it made it even worse that his mom was killed by his dad!!! Definitely can't wait to see whats in store in the next book!

4 1/2 Stars!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday [#69]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Ebook Short Story Version!

Annabel (Delirium #0.5)
Author: Lauren Oliver
Expected Publication: December 26, 2012

Lena's mother, Annabel, has always been a mystery—a ghost in Lena's past. Until now.

Discover her secrets in Lauren Oliver's brilliant original digital story set in the world of New York Times bestsellers Delirium and Pandemonium.

Lena Halloway's mother, Annabel, supposedly committed suicide when Lena was only six years old. That's the lie that Lena grew up believing, but the truth is very different. As a rebellious teenager, Annabel ran away from home and straight into the man she knew she was destined to marry. The world was different then—the regulations not as stringent, the cure only a decade old. Fast forward to the present, and Annabel is consigned to a dirty prison cell, where she nurtures her hope of escape and scratches one word over and over into the walls: Love.

But Annabel, like Lena, is a fighter. Through chapters that alternate between her past and present, Annabel reveals the story behind her failed cures, her marriage, the births of her children, her imprisonment, and, ultimately, her daring escape.


A Dance With Darkness (Angelfire #0.5)
Author: Courtney Allison Moulton
Expected Publication: January 2, 2013

There were shadows in this alley that no light touched, and where there was no light, anything could hide.

At the end of the fourteenth century, angelic reapers struggle to defend London against a legion of the demonic who have their sights set on claiming human souls and ancient relics for a dark purpose. Madeleine, a young but powerful warrior, is duty-bound to fight the demonic, and she lives for this pursuit above all else. Then, on a routine night of tracking, she is ambushed by a cadre of reapers and, though she defeats them all, she is left wounded and at the mercy of their lord, the notorious Bastian.

Madeleine is astonished when Bastian lets her live. She goes deeper into the world of the demonic and is shocked to meet him again-this powerful reaper whose touch makes her restless and gives her a thrill unlike anything else. When they fall into a dangerous clandestine affair, her head and her heart must wage their war: can their love overcome his demonic nature? Will her dance with darkness burn her or bring Bastian into the light?

With scorching romance and fantastic action, this original novella is a prequel to Courtney Allison Moulton's gripping and epic Angelfire series.

Double Crossed: A Spies and Thieves Story
Author: Ally Carter
Expected Publication: January 22, 2013

Macey McHenry—Glamorous society girl or spy-in-training?

W.W. Hale V—Heir to an American dynasty or master thief?

There are two sides to every coin. Whether these two can work together is a tossup.

Born into privilege, Macey and Hale are experts at mingling with the upper class. But even if they’ve never raised an eyebrow at the glitz, neither teenager has ever felt at home with the glamour.

When Macey and Hale meet at a society gala, the party takes a dangerous turn. Suddenly they’re at the center of a hostage situation, and it’s up to them to stop the thugs from becoming hostile. Will Macey’s spy skills and Hale’s con-man ways be enough to outsmart a ruthless gang? Or will they have to seek out the ultimate inside girl to help?

The worlds of Heist Society and the Gallagher Girls collide in Ally Carter’s fast-paced, high-stakes and tantalizing new story. Get a behind the scenes glimpse as Ally delivers an irresistible thriller that is full of her signature style and savvy twists.


I am really excited for all three of these! Especially Double Crossed! A story with characters from both Hesit Society and Gallagher Girls!!! Definitely want to read that!!! :D

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books Of 2012

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. It was created due to their love of lists.

This weeks topic is:
Top Ten Books of 2012

Man! There are so many fantastic books I've read this year so it's gonna be really hard to narrow it down to just 10!

1. Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout - This book was just mindblowing!!!!!! Seriously, the best books of the series yet!

2. Deity (Covenant #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout - Again. This book was mindblowing as well!!! And Seriously!?!?!?!? THAT ENDING!!!! GAHHHH!!!! Best book in the series so far here as well!

3. Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi - Yes I got to read an ARC of this (review to come in January). All I can say is WOW! This book definitely doesn't suffer from second book syndrome (and we all know how much that sucks). It really built on the world created in Shatter Me and really just brought this series to a whole new level!

4. Under The Never Sky (Under The Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi - This book... I was so blown away by the world created in this book! The Aether Storms, The Tribes, The PODs and just how well written this book was! I absolutely loved this book to death! 

5. Before I Wake (Soul Screamers #6) by Rachel Vincent - I have loved this series since I started it early this year. And the books kept getting better and better as they went on. But Before I Wake DEFINITELY stepped it up a notch! And it definitely sets up for an EPIC ending in With All My Soul!

6. Shine (Shade #3) by Jeri Smith-Ready - I have praised this trilogy ever since I read the first one. It is so freaking amazing! And the ending! I know some people weren't as happy with it but I was. But hey, TEAM ZACH! All you haters can shut it ;) Lol! 

7. Pushing The Limits (Pushing The Limits #1) by Katie McGarry - I haven't read half as many contemporary books this year as I would have liked but I did get Pushing The Limits for review and I couldn't resist reading it asap! Man. This book was so amazing! It dealt with some real life issues along with adding a love story to it and I really enjoyed it. You got to see Noah and Echo overcome their problems together and this is seriously my fave contemporary read of the year! 

8. Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth - Awesome! Thats about it! Jk jk. That ending! That one thing revealed in the ending has me going nutso for the next book!!!!! Can it get here any faster?!?!?! I'm seriously dying to know whats gonna happen in the next book!!!

9. Brightest Kind of Darkness (Brightest Kind of Darkness #1) by P.T. Michelle - This book wasn't even on my radar until my friend Dani (over at Refracted Light Reviews) hosted a blog tour for this and its sequel. I thought it sounded good so I got in on the tour. OMG! This book blew me away. So much better than I thought it would be!!!

10. Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy #1) by Wendy Higgins - Ok, so I was told by so many different bloggers to give this book a try because it was amazing. I totally blew them off for a while thinking everyone was just hyping it up. I gave in and read it in October and I was definitely blown away by how much I enjoyed it and then proceeded to question myself on why I didn't read it sooner! Lol. Definitely suggest you read it if you haven't!

New Releases December 18-December 25

Scent of Magic (Healer #2)
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Publication Date: December 18, 2012

Hunted, Killed—Survived?

As the last Healer in the Fifteen Realms, Avry of Kazan is in a unique position: in the minds of her friends and foes alike, she no longer exists. Despite her need to prevent the megalomanical King Tohon from winning control of the Realms, Avry is also determined to find her sister and repair their estrangement. And she must do it alone, as Kerrick, her partner and sole confident, returns to Alga to summon his country into battle.

Though she should be in hiding, Avry will do whatever she can to support Tohon’s opponents. Including infiltrating a holy army, evading magic sniffers, teaching forest skills to soldiers and figuring out how to stop Tohon’s most horrible creations yet; an army of the walking dead—human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat.

War is coming and Avry is alone. Unless she figures out how to do the impossible ... again.


The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1)
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Hyperion
Publication Date: December 18, 2012

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.

When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.

Deadly Little Lessons (Touch #5)
Author: Laurie Faria Stolarz
Publisher: Hyperion
Publication Date: December 18, 2012

Camelia Hammond's trying junior year of high school is finally over...but her troubles aren't. After she discovers a painful truth about her family, she escapes to a summer arts program in Rhode Island. Determined to put family - and boyfriend - drama behind her, she throws herself into her artwork.

At the arts school, she gets caught up in the case of Sasha Beckerman, a local girl who is missing. Even though all signs suggest that the teen ran away, Camelia senses otherwise. Eager to help the girl, she launches her own investigation. She finds a blog by someone named Neal Moche, a psychometric who might have clues to Sasha's whereabouts. There is something familiar about Neal, and Camelia realizes how much she misses Ben, despite being committed to Adam.

But time is running out for Sasha, and Camelia will have to trust her powers if she's to save her. Will the lessons Camelia has learned in the past give her the strength to do so?

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Stacking The Shelves [#33]

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews as a way to share all the books we got during the week!

For Review: 
  • Daughter of the Earth and Sky (Persephone #2) by Kaitlin Bevis (Goodreads)
Library:

Weekly Recap:
Reviews: 

Memes & Other Posts:

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday [#68]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

The Impossibility of Tomorrow (Incarnation #2)
Author: Avery Williams
Expected Publication: June 4, 2013

The immortal Seraphina is forced to face the darkness of her past—and risk losing the love of her life—in this second novel in the Incarnation series.

Seraphina has been living for centuries, thanks to a special method of alchemy, but only recently has she really felt alive. She’s finally broken free from her controlling boyfriend, Cyrus, and after years of swapping bodies to preserve her immortality, is happily settled into a life worth sticking with. Because in this life, she has Noah.

But Noah might not be as trustworthy as he seems. After he delivers an ominous message that could only come from Cyrus, Sera is worried that her new friends and family will find out her secret. And as her suspicions extend beyond Noah, Sera is forced to wonder about her new friends as well: Could her old coven be disguising themselves right under her nose?

Will Sera have to move to another body—and take another life—or can she find a way to keep what she’s got, forever?



The Alchemy of Forever was such a good book! I didnt expect to like it as much as I did but I loved it! And it has me very excited for its sequel!!! And I really like the cover for this one! I love the blue and pink/purple. And to anyone who hasnt read The Alchemy of Forever, I highly suggest you do! :)

What are you waiting on this week? 

Teaser Tuesday [#69]

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! just do the following:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

1. "Holy crap," I said out loud.

2. "Our precious moment of being normal ended with a body lying on my bedroom floor."

3% of the way through the Kindle version of "Opal (Lux #3)" by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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