Thursday, January 19, 2017

Random Reads #269, January 19th

Random Reads is a monthly meme (that I'm going to do weekly) hosted by I'm Loving Books to read some books that have been on our TBR piles for a long time. Using Random.org, I got  which turned out to be ! It's been on my TBR pile since , and I added it because ! Happy reading! 

Third Sentence Thursday #284, January 19th

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Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme which likes to watch fireworks especially while eating a cookie!
1) Take the book you are currently reading and open it to a random page. Share the third full sentence on that page. (If there isn't a third one – like at the end of a chapter or a blank page – you can share the third sentence of the book or just choose another random page.) Feel free to share more than one sentence, if you feel the need to do so.
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence at Words I Write Crazy (This Blog)
4) Visit one or two of the other blogs to check out their third sentences!

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Will the Time Come #294, January 19th

Every Thursday I am going to list a book which I really want to read/keep meaning to get to. These are mostly books which have been on my shelf for awhile now but don't have to be, maybe you got it two weeks ago and really want to read it! Thanks to Jodie from Books for Company for this meme!
Want to Join?
-Pick a book you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book    
-Link the post up in the linky  
-Visit the other blogs

From Goodreads:
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Why the time hasn't come yet...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

We Have the Covers of The Original Heartbreakers #4 and 5!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Can't Hardly Breathe and Can't Let Go by Gena Showalter!

The Broken Ones: Cover Reveal

Yeah, we have the cover of The Broken Ones by Danielle L. Jensen! And wow, is it a fantastic cover, I love it!

Waiting on Wednesday #297, January 18th

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

Hunted by Meagan Spooner
Expected Publication: March 14th, 2017
From Goodreads:
New York Times bestselling author Meagan Spooner spins a thoroughly thrilling Beauty and the Beast story for the modern age, expertly woven with spellbinding romance, intrigue, and suspense that readers won’t soon be able to forget.

Beauty knows the Beast's forest in her bones—and in her blood. After all, her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering its secrets. So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters out of their comfortable home among the aristocracy and back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance. The Beast.

Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange creature back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of magical creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin, or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?

Bad Blood by Demitria Lunetta
Expected Publication: March 14th, 2017
From Goodreads:
A girl discovers a family secret and a past full of magic that could both save her and put her in mortal danger in this suspenseful novel that’s perfect for fans of Katie Alender and Natasha Preston.

All sixteen-year-old Heather MacNair wants is to feel normal, to shed the intense paranoia she’s worn all year like a scratchy sweater. After her compulsion to self-harm came to light, Heather was kept under her doctor’s watchful eye. Her family thinks she’s better—and there’s nothing she wants more than for that to be true. She still can’t believe she’s allowed to spend her summer vacation as she always does: at her aunt’s home in Scotland, where she has lots of happy memories. Far away from all her problems save one: she can’t stop carving the Celtic knot that haunts her dreams into her skin.

Good friends and boys with Scottish accents can cure almost anything…except nightmares. Heather can’t stop dreaming about two sisters from centuries ago, twins Prudence and Primrose, who somehow seem tied to her own life. Their presence lurks just beneath the surface of her consciousness, sending ripples through what should be a peaceful summer. The twins might hold the key to putting Heather’s soul at rest…or they could slice her future deeper than any knife. 

Dare You by Jennifer Brown
Expected Publication: March 14th, 2017
From Goodreads:
In the second book of the suspenseful Shade Me trilogy, Nikki Kill becomes embroiled in another mystery where only her synesthesia can help her unravel the dark truth.

Nikki Kill didn’t realize that trying to find out who killed Peyton Hollis would tangle her in a web of dangerous family secrets that would rock her identity to the core. But now that Nikki knows the truth, the all-powerful Hollises want to frame her for Peyton’s murder. 

And now Nikki’s only chance at escaping the cold black bars of prison or the crimson grip of death is teaming up with the enigmatic Detective Martinez and relying on an ever-shifting kaleidoscope of clues.... 

Some pretty great books! Another great day for readers with some great books! What about you guys? Happy reading!

WWW Wednesday #301, January 18th

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you'll read next?

Thanks to MizB of Should Be Writing now A Daily Rhythm for starting this meme!

I'm currently reading The Shadow Hour, and yeah, I'm really enjoying this series!
I read Feversong, and yeah,  it was such a fantastic end of of the series! I can't wait for the 2 other books in the series!
I'm going to be reading Hunted, and I can't wait, because it sounded really fantastic!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Lucy Keating Author Page

The Story: Dreamology was up on Edelweiss and I got it, and it was really fantastic! And yeah, now I've gotten Literally and I can't wait to read it!

Website

Stand Alone's: Dreamology and her site, my reviewLiterally and her site, my review.

Lexa Hillyer Author Page

The Story: I saw and got Proof of Forever, and then Spindle Fire on Edelweiss, and yeah, they sound really great and I can't wait to read them!

Website

Series: Spindle Fire.

Spindle Fire: Spindle Fire and her site, my review.

Stand Alone's: Proof of Forever and her site, my review.

Becky Albertalli Author Page

The Story: I saw Simon Vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda from Edelweiss, and yeah, it was just so fantastic and I loved reading it! And now there's The Upside of Unrequited and I can't wait to read it!

Website

Stand Alone's: Simon Vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda and her site, my review, The Upside of Unrequited and her site, my review.

Amanda Maciel Author Page

The Story: I got Tease from Edelweiss, and I just loved it so much! And then I got Lucky Girl and I can't wait to read it!

Stand Alone's: Tease and my review, Lucky Girl and my review.


Alice Oseman Author Page

The Story: I got Solitaire, and then Radio Silence from Edelweiss and they looked and sounded really great, and I can't wait to read them!

Website

Stand Alone's: Solitaire and her site, my review, Radio Silence and her site, my review.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Teaser Tuesday #301, January 17th

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Today's teaser comes from Feversong by Karen Marie Moning, page 34.

"What did he mean, Mackayla? Why did he seem to think the magic of our race might prefer you?"

Yes, this is a very good question! Unfortunately, too little, too late! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Monday, January 16, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #293, January 16th

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

What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #292
Teaser Tuesday #300
WWW Wednesday #300
WOW #297
Will the Time Come #291
Third Sentence Thursday #281
Random Reads #268
First Lines Friday #287
The Reward Challenge Update #278
Follow Friday #270
How Well I Stuck to It #122
Wrote that Review Update #127

Week 2 Reviews:
Three Truths and a Lie       
Fury on Fire
I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl
Tempting Evil
Dangerous Games
The Girl from Everywhere
Blood of Wonderland
The Release
Unplugged
No Easy Target
OK, so I got 24 posts in 7 days, and yeah, I had a pretty great time! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read The Beast Is an Animal, The Body Market, Dead Little Mean Girl, The Great PursuitHunted, and The Ship Beyond Time.
A girl with a secret talent must save her village from the encroaching darkness in this haunting and deeply satisfying tale.

Alys was seven when the soul eaters came to her village.

These soul eaters, twin sisters who were abandoned by their father and slowly morphed into something not quite human, devour human souls. Alys, and all the other children, were spared—and they were sent to live in a neighboring village. There the devout people created a strict world where good and evil are as fundamental as the nursery rhymes children sing. Fear of the soul eaters—and of the Beast they believe guides them—rule village life. But the Beast is not what they think it is. And neither is Alys.

Inside, Alys feels connected to the soul eaters, and maybe even to the Beast itself. As she grows from a child to a teenager, she longs for the freedom of the forest. And she has a gift she can tell no one, for fear they will call her a witch. When disaster strikes, Alys finds herself on a journey to heal herself and her world. A journey that will take her through the darkest parts of the forest, where danger threatens her from the outside—and from within her own heart and soul.
In the tradition of M. T. Andersons Feed and Scott Westerfelds Uglies, this heart-pounding sequel to Unplugged continues the series that Kass Morgan, New York Times bestselling author of The 100, called chilling and addictive.

Skylar Cruz found her sister in the Real World—only to learn that her sister has betrayed her and put everyone in the App World in danger. The Body Market is now open for business and everyone still plugged into the App World is for sale.

Shaken by the betrayal of everyone she trusted, Skylar is through being a pawn. She may be the only one who can stop what her family started. And she has to do it before the App World runs out of time.
Quinn Littleton was a mean girl—a skinny blonde social terrorist in stilettos. She was everything Emma MacLaren hated. Until she died. 

A proud geek girl, Emma loves her quiet life on the outskirts, playing video games and staying off the radar. When her nightmare of a new stepsister moves into the bedroom next door, her world is turned upside down. Quinn is a queen bee with a nasty streak who destroys anyone who gets in her way. Teachers, football players, her fellow cheerleaders—no one is safe. 

Emma wants nothing more than to get this girl out of her life, but when Quinn dies suddenly, Emma realizes there was more to her stepsister than anyone ever realized. 

A meaningful and humorous exploration of teen stereotypes and grief, Dead Little Mean Girl examines the labels we put on people and what lies beyond if we're only willing to look closer.
In The Great Pursuit, the dramatic sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Great Hunt, Wendy Higgins delivers another thrilling fantasy filled with dangerous enemies, political intrigue, searing romance, and a princess who is willing to do everything to protect her kingdom.

One hunt has ended, but the pursuit for love and justice continues.

The kingdom of Lochlanach has traded the great beast that once terrorized the realm of Eurona for something far more dangerous: the ire of powerful Lashed woman Rosaria Rocato. Rosaria demands that Eurona overturn the laws prohibiting magic, or an innocent will be killed each day.

Despite the king's resistance, Princess Aerity believes they must make peace with the Lashed, and though she's accepted a betrothal to the man who took down the beast, she cannot help thinking about Paxton, the Lashed man who stole her heart and disappeared.

Aerity soon discovers that Paxton has joined Rosaria's army in the war against her family. Though her feelings for him are still strong, her duty to her kingdom and her family is stronger—especially when her parents are kidnapped and she has to step up to the throne and once again put aside what's best for her in order to do what's best for her people. Paxton and Princess Aerity must fight to see what is more powerful: their love or the impending war between the magical Lashed and the non-magic humans.
New York Times bestselling author Meagan Spooner spins a thoroughly thrilling Beauty and the Beast story for the modern age, expertly woven with spellbinding romance, intrigue, and suspense that readers won’t soon be able to forget.

Beauty knows the Beast's forest in her bones—and in her blood. After all, her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering its secrets. So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters out of their comfortable home among the aristocracy and back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance. The Beast.

Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange creature back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of magical creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin, or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?
Nix has spent her whole life journeying to places both real and imagined aboard her time-traveling father's ship. And now it's finally time for her to take the helm. Her future lies bright before her—until she learns that she is destined to lose the one she loves.

Desperate to change her fate, Nix sails her crew to a mythical utopia to meet another Navigator who promises to teach her how to manipulate time. But everything in this utopia is constantly changing, and nothing is what it seems. Not even her relationship with Kash: best friend, thief, charmer extraordinaire.

Heidi Heilig weaves fantasy, history, and romance together to tackle questions of free will, fate, and what it means to love another person. At the center of this adventure are extraordinary, complicated, and multicultural characters who leap off the page, and an intricate, recognizable world that has no bounds.

Donna Fretias Author Page

The Story: I got Unplugged, and then The Body Market, from Edelweiss, and I've enjoyed the former, and I can't wait to read the latter!

Website

Series: The Wired.

The Wired: Unplugged and my review, The Body Market and my review.

Stand Alone's: The Tenderness of Thieves and my review.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

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

Yeah, we have the cover of Ally by Anna Banks! And it's so awesome!

Wrote that Review Update #127, January 15th

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If you want to participate, set a certain amount of reviews to write, and once you make that goal, you can get a reward!

My reviews to reward is writing all of the reviews of the week, and I motivated myself to write my review for Three Truths and a Lie, Fury on Fire, I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Tempting Evil and Dangerous Games, The Girl from Everywhere, Blood of Wonderland, The Release, Unplugged, No Easy Target, so I have 9 of 9 reviews written!

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

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #122, January 15th

So I decided that I should have accountability on sticking to what should be in a week, so I'm doing How Well I Stuck to It every Sunday, because my schedule should be fixed in by now!

Week 4:
All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks, Embraced by Darkness by Keri Arthur, The Forgotten by Heather Graham, One Blood Ruby by Melissa Marr, Ones and Zeroes by Dan Wells, Silver Stars by Michael Grant

Tour Books: NA.

Review Books: NA.

NetGalley: 1. Check.

Edelweiss: 3. Check.

Meme Books: NA.

Rereads: NA.

New Books: 2. Check.

So this week balances out more than others have, though it still doesn't make it all the way. Oh, well, looks really great and I can't wait to read it! What about you guys? Happy reading! 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

We Have the Cover of The Girl at Midnight #3!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of The Savage Dawn by Melissa Grey! And it's so great!

Week 2 Review: No Easy Target

From Goodreads:
When an enemy from her past threatens to return, Margaret Douglas must go on the run. But danger is in hot pursuit, and Margaret finds herself matching wits with a man who refuses to be stopped. Turning from the hunted to the hunter, Margaret must use everything she has to not only survive, but defeat evil and prove she's No Easy Target in this high-octane thriller.

My Review:
I loved reading this book! Margaret has been a fantastic character since she was introduced in Taking Eve. So now that she's gotten her own story, well, yeah, it was great to get to know her and watch her go on this journey!

We finally find out why she was on the island and working with the dogs. And how she'd gotten there. Both her earlier life, and the events of 3 years ago. I mean, we knew some details about her dad, but now we got the whole story. And the 3 years ago thing...not cool!

There were bits and pieces of romance in this book. It's not a focus, that's more on the action, but it is there. And there was a good balance of all these elements in this book! And we were introduced to Lassiter, who's another interesting character to add to the Eve Duncan world!

I'm conflicted on whether I want this to be a series or not. Because her and Lassiter, they have something of a relationship. And she's going to be, and probably him as well, in future books. And I don't want them to face any more conflict, but I want them to get together unless she's going to get a love triangle like Jane and have another option! So I'm totally conflicted!

Loved this book, it was so awesome, and I can't wait for more Iris Johansen books!

Author: Iris Johansen
Read: January 13th, 2017
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Love her writing and this character! And it's a SAC 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Expected Publication: April 25th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 2 Review: Unplugged

From Goodreads:
In the tradition of M. T. Anderson's Feed and Scott Westerfeld's Uglies, Unplugged is the first in a provocative and compelling new series from acclaimed author Donna Freitas.

Humanity is split into a dying physical world for the poor and an extravagant virtual world for the wealthy. Years ago, Skylar Cruz crossed over to the App World for a chance at a better life, and her family stayed behind in the Real World. Now Skye is a virtual teenager, surrounded by glamorous apps and expensive downloads—yet she's never felt like she fits in, and all she wants is to see her mother and sister again.

Skye is desperate and ready to risk everything to unplug from the App World. But she soon learns that the only person she can trust—in either world, including friends and family—is herself.

My Review:
I really enjoyed this book! There have been books with similar worlds, with electronic versions of ourselves, but the details were very interesting, and I wanted to know more! And yeah that I do get more, because this is a series!

Having read this book, right now, the big comparison I'm making is to the Crewel World series by Gennifer Albin. It's this thing of you have this world, but then there's the real one hosting yours. And yeah, I enjoyed both that series and this book!

I really enjoyed Skye, she's lived most of her life in the App World (which I can't decide if I would want to live there or not, myself) and yeah, she wants to see the real world. But just before she can, plugging in and out is suspended because of the tensions of the various groups. Because of course humanity is split in regards to views on App World!

Really enjoyed her journey, and all the discoveries she makes (even if some of them aren't quite good) and the people that she met along the way! And that there's going to be a 2nd book, because that ending left a number of threads to deal with, and I can't wait to see how that's going to happen!

Loved this book, it was really awesome, and I can't wait to read more!

Author: Donna Freitas
Series: The Wired #1
Read: January 13th, 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a 2017 Dystopia Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: June 21st 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
4.5/5 Stars

Week 2 Review: The Release

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

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

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

My Review:
Reading this book was really fantastic! I've enjoyed this series since the beginning, and yeah, it was a pretty fantastic trilogy! Really enjoyed the journey that they have gone on, and this was one heck of an ending for them, what they faced and how they survived and beat the odds!

This is the book where they travel the most. They start where the series began in new Libertyville, travel to Heartland, a bit back, and then back to Libertyville in the end. So yeah, we get to see more, we get to see people who aren't running for their lives or the ones that are hunting them. So yeah, that was pretty awesome!

Hope and Book have been back and forth on their relationship, inching closer and closer to actually doing this world's version of dating! And they have some bumps on the road, like Hope's scars. Really enjoyed how it all played out!

The ending was pretty fantastic! There were casualties, but most of them were the bad guys, so that was OK! And yeah, finding out what Chancellor Maddox's plan, combined with that one twist, made for an awesome ending taking her down!

Absolutely loved and enjoyed this book! It was just so great!

Author: Tom Isbell
Series: The Prey #3
Read: January 13th, 2017
Source:  Edelweiss
Reason Why: Love this series, and it's a 2017 Dystopia Book, End of Series 2017 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Expected Publication: February 14th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 2 Review: Blood of Wonderland

From Goodreads:
Dinah has been exiled from Wonderland. The vicious father she always feared has framed her for the brutal murder of her brother and turned the kingdom against her. 

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

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

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

My Review:
Yeah, this was a fantastic book! It picks up quickly after the ending of Queen of Wonderland, and yeah, it was awesome to watch Dinah surviving basically all by herself, though that changes pretty quickly! This was a pretty amazing middle book!

Personally, I don't like the word "chance" there in the synopsis. There was nothing chancy about her meetings-it was all orchestrated by someone with vested interest in Dinah's survival. So it's the guy that woke up up in the end of Queen of Wonderland, but in this book, we find out more about him and why he's doing what he's doing! Though I guess you could argue that Dinah didn't know that when it happened, so only found out later!

This is the book where we get answers. We find out more about her mom, and her dad, as well as her world and the other characters that inhabit it. She might have been Princess of Wonderland, but she was sheltered for a lot!

The ending was pretty evil! Dinah's heart was broken, they're heading into war, and Harris is in the Black Towers. So yeah, there's a lot to happen, and I wonder how close to the world that Alice came into, this book will be! I can't wait to see!

Absolutely loved this book, and I can't wait to read more!

Author: Colleen Oakes
Series: Queen of Hearts Saga #2
Read: January 12th, 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a 2017 Retelling Reading Challenge Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Expected Publication: January 31st 2017
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

Week 2 Review: The Girl From Everywhere

From Goodreads:
Heidi Heilig's debut teen fantasy sweeps from modern-day New York City to nineteenth-century Hawaii to places of myth and legend. Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed across the globe and through centuries aboard her time-traveling father's ship. But when he gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end. The Girl from Everywhere, the first of two books, will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir, Rae Carson, and Rachel Hartman.

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

In The Girl from Everywhere, Heidi Heilig blends fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility with witty, fast-paced dialogue, breathless adventure, and enchanting romance. 

My Review:
I absolutely loved this book! It was different and awesome, and I absolutely loved the world! To be able to go where the map maker believes-and the Navigator believes-is pretty awesome! Though I wouldn't like the lack of plumbing or horrible roles and awful attitudes for women!

Nix was awesome! She's grown up on The Temptation, and the idea that her dad wants to change the past, save her mom-which might mean that Nix might not exist, or that this Nix, with her experiences and live, won't exist anymore. Which sucks. But she still helps him! But she was totally conflicted, and also conflicted in the morality of what they were doing to get the one map!

We went to four places and times in this book-Persia in the 1700's, New York in the present, Hawaii in the 1800's, and China in I forget when, but to an Emperor's tomb. And yeah, that was pretty cool!  Absolutely loved it!

I don't quite get the timing of everything, since there are 3 characters who can Navigate in this book that we know of. But that's mainly because I didn't have all of the dates to bring it all together because my mind doesn't capture such details! And I'm kinda wondering if her mom's pet made it's way to her grandmother when they were at the tomb, because that would make a certain kind of time traveling logic!

This book was fantastic and I can't wait to read more of this wonderful series!

Author: Heidi Heilig
Series: The Girl From Everywhere #1
Read: January 12th, 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a DAC Book, Historical Fiction 20176 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Published: February 16th 2016
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars

Week 2 Reviews: Tempting Evil, Dangerous Games


From Goodreads:
In a world of sorcery and seduction, the nights bring out the beautiful, the damned, and the desired. Here, Riley Jenson is on her own–half werewolf, half vampire, working for an organization created to police the supernatural races. Trusting her superiors and lovers barely more than she trusts her worst enemies, Riley plays by her own set of rules. Her latest mission: to enter the heavily guarded pleasure palace of a criminal named Deshon Starr–a madman-scientist who's been messing around in the gene pool for decades. 

With two sexy men–a cool, seductive vampire and an irresistibly hot wolf–vying for her attention, Riley must keep focused. Because saving the world from Deshon Starr will mean saving herself–from the trap that's closing in around her. . .

From Goodreads:
In Melbourne's urban underworld, there's a nightclub for every fantasy and desire. But for Riley Jenson, one such club has become an obsession. Riley, a rare hybrid of vampire and werewolf, hasn't come in pursuit of pleasure but of an unknown killer who's been using the steamy nightspot as his hunting grounds.

Leave it to Riley to find the only ticket into the heavily guarded club: Jin, a deliciously hot-bodied bartender who might just provide the key to unmasking a killer unlike any other in the Directorate's experience. Taunted by a former colleague turned rogue, distracted by an ex-lover's attentions, Riley follows Jin into a realm of pleasure she could never have imagined. And as danger and passion ignite, a shocking mystery begins to unravel—one where Riley herself becomes the ultimate object of desire....

My Review:
Loved reading these books! Riley has had a heck of a journey so far, and I'm only just reaching the halfway point in this series! So yeah, I want to see where she's going to go in the future books! I've really enjoyed reading about Riley!

Tempting Evil basically wraps up the plotlines of these first 3 books in this series, of Deshon Starr, the cloning and DNA changes! Though there's still some loose threads left to deal with, especially Gautier. And who knows, there might be some hidden threats still out there connected to this!

These two books, Riley is a Guardian, and she has been changing, but she has her line, and she hasn't crossed it, and I don't think she will. I think she'll be tested a lot, and the line might change slightly, but she won't go over it!

Quinn was an asshole once again in these books! We learned more about him in Dangerous Games, about his family, and what his other half was before he became a vampire. And yeah, that was interesting, but he also used his powers to get Riley to do what he wanted-namely, not go to the clubs, and leave and go home when they we facing danger. Yeah. That backfired on him!

Loved these books, and I can't wait to read more of this series!

Author: Keri Arthur
Series: Riley Jensen Guardian #3, 4
Read: January 11th, 11th, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Love this series and her writing, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books!
Publisher: Dell
Published: February 27th 2007, March 27th 2007

Tempting Evil:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Dangerous Games:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 2 Review: I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Girl

From Goodreads:
From acclaimed author Gretchen McNeil comes her first realistic contemporary romance—perfect for fans of Kody Keplinger's The Duff and Morgan Matson's Since You've Been Gone.

Beatrice Maria Estrella Giovannini has life all figured out. She's starting senior year at the top of her class, she's a shoo-in for a scholarship to M.I.T., and she's got a new boyfriend she's crazy about. The only problem: All through high school Bea and her best friends Spencer and Gabe have been the targets of horrific bullying.

So Bea uses her math skills to come up with The Formula, a 100% mathematically guaranteed path to social happiness in high school. Now Gabe is on his way to becoming Student Body President, and Spencer is finally getting his art noticed. But when her boyfriend Jesse dumps her for Toile, the quirky new girl at school, Bea realizes it's time to use The Formula for herself. She'll be reinvented as the eccentric and lovable Trixie—a quintessential manic pixie dream girl—in order to win Jesse back and beat new-girl Toile at her own game.

Unfortunately, being a manic pixie dream girl isn't all it's cracked up to be, and "Trixie" is causing unexpected consequences for her friends. As The Formula begins to break down, can Bea find a way to reclaim her true identity and fix everything she's messed up? Or will the casualties of her manic pixie experiment go far deeper than she could possibly imagine?

My Review:
This book was fantastic to read! It's the first of Gretchen McNeil's books that doesn't have an element of paranormal and/or mystery, but instead, a nice contemporary! And yeah, the change was good, though I hope we still will get paranormal and/or mystery books in the future because they're fantastic, as well!

Bea was a fantastic character! She was smart, and she's basically been an adult, or at least, acting like one, for a good portion of her life. She's smart and she loves math, and wants to get into MIT. And yeah, creating a formula to get through high school without any more bullying, is pretty cool! Though it did have its downsides!

Most of these characters felt real to me. The jocks weren't so much, but part of their character was that they didn't have much character, at least, for me! Spencer and Gabe were really awesome, and while I wish they hadn't had the roller coaster of a ride with their friendship with Bea, I'm glad it all worked out in the end!

I really enjoyed reading this book! You know the formula is to help them, but it also has some side effects, and how she went from wanting her boyfriend back to wanting to beat Toile. Yeah. Plus her parent's and their significant others drama, this book was just awesome!

Loved how everything worked out, and just plain loved this book! It was so awesome!

Author: Gretchen McNeil
Read: January 11th, 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Love her books, and it's a SAC 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Published: September 13th 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars