Wednesday, June 29, 2016

We Have the Cover of Hunted #1!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Hunted by Meagan Spooner! I had no idea that this book existed before today, so yeah, glad to know it does!

We Have the Cover of Long May She Reign!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas!

Waiting on Wednesday #268, June 29th

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

Dragonmark by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Expected Publication: August 2nd, 2016
From Goodreads:
Centuries ago, Illarion was betrayed– a dragon made human against his will, then forced to serve humanity as a dragonmount in their army, and to fight for them in barbaric wars, even while he hated everything about them. Enslaved and separated from everyone he knew and from his own dragon brothers, he was forced into exile in a fey realm where he lost the only thing he ever really loved.

Now he has a chance to regain what’s been lost— to have the one thing he covets most. But only if he gives up his brothers and forsakes the oaths he holds most dear. Yet what terrifies him most isn’t the cost his happiness might incur, it’s the fact that there is just enough human in his dragon’s heart that he might actually be willing to pay it and betray everything and everyone– to see the entire world burn...

Dark Carousel by Christine Feehan
Expected Publication: August 2nd, 2016
From Goodreads:
In the new Carpathian novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan, a woman falls prey to the seductive allure of the past—and a vampire warrior’s intoxicating embrace...

The moment Charlotte Vintage walks into his club, Tariq Asenguard’s blood is set on fire. The ancient Carpathian had given up hope of finding his lifemate, but now he will do anything to make Charlotte his own. What Tariq doesn’t know is that Charlotte is using herself and her best friend as bait—to try to draw out the bloodthirsty killers who have already murdered Charlotte’s brother and mentor. 

Charlotte is familiar with Tariq. Not only is he one of the richest and most eligible bachelors in the city, but he’s also a renowned collector of old carousel horses, which Charlotte restores. Their shared passion opens Charlotte up to trusting him with her life and with the desire she can no longer control. But it also makes her vulnerable to a centuries-old curse that will unite her and Tariq in a war against the enemies of humans and Carpathians alike... 

Infinite Risk by Ann Aguirre
Expected Publication: August 2nd, 2016
From Goodreads:
In a world of infinite risk, the stakes have never been so high.

Beyond the pull of life and death lies the Immortal game. Edie Kramer has leaped back to put things right and save the boy she loves. Alone in the wrong timestream, she must reinvent herself and square off against dangerous Immortals determined to win this mortal match once and for all.

But righting past wrongs carries fresh dangers. As she navigates a new school and tries to put Kian on a different path, she also battles those will stop at nothing to keep her from derailing their deadly schemes. With few allies and her first love treating her like a stranger, Edie faces the most dangerous enemy of all—time itself. Yet she's come a long way from that dark night on the bridge, and when her back's to the wall, she'll go down fighting...

The conclusion of New York Times-bestselling author Ann Aguirre's Immortal Game trilogy is thrilling and unforgettable.

The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson
Expected Publication: August 2nd, 2016
From Goodreads:
Lia and Rafe have escaped Venda and the path before them is winding and dangerous - what will happen now? This third and final book in The Remnant Chronicles is not to be missed.

Bestselling author Mary E. Pearson's combination of intrigue, suspense, romance and action make this a riveting page turner for teens.










Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter
Expected Publication: August 2nd, 2016
From Goodreads:
Set in the same world as the New York Times bestselling Jane Yellowrock novels, an all-new series starring Nell Ingram, who wields powers as old as the earth.

When Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she was almost alone in the world, exiled by both choice and fear from the cult she was raised in, defending herself with the magic she drew from her deep connection to the forest that surrounds her.

Now, Jane has referred Nell to PsyLED, a Homeland Security agency policing paranormals, and agent Rick LaFleur has shown up at Nell’s doorstep. His appearance forces her out of her isolated life into an investigation that leads to the vampire Blood Master of Nashville.


Nell has a team—and a mission. But to find the Master’s kidnapped vassal, Nell and the PsyLED team will be forced to go deep into the heart of the very cult Nell fears, infiltrating the cult and a humans-only terrorist group before time runs out…


United by Melissa Landers
Expected Publication: August 2nd, 2016
From Goodreads:
After thwarting a deadly coup and saving the alliance between their worlds, Cara and Aelyx have finally earned a break. Their tiny island colony is everything they dreamed it would be―days spent gathering shells on the beach and nights in each other’s arms.

But the vacation is short-lived.

The treaty between Earth and L’eihr has awakened an ancient force that threatens to destroy them all. The Aribol, mysterious guardians charged with maintaining interstellar peace, deem the alliance a threat to the galaxy. They order a separation of the races, decreeing humans and L’eihrs must return to their own planets within the month or face extinction. In fact, they already have agents in place on Earth, ready to begin.

With the clock ticking, Aelyx and Cara assemble a team of colonists and race back to Earth, where they unite with old friends to solve the mystery of who the Aribol are, what they want, and the real reason the alliance has provoked them. As tensions build to a full-scale war, Aelyx and Cara must fight harder than ever―not just for their future, but for the survival of both their worlds. 

The Telling by Alexandra Sirowy
Expected Publication: August 2nd, 2016
From Goodreads:
Lana used to know what was real.

That was before when her life was small and quiet.
Her golden step-brother, Ben, was alive, she could only dream about bonfiring with the populars, their wooded island home was idyllic, she could tell the truth from lies, and Ben’s childhood stories were firmly in her imagination.

Then came after.

After has Lana boldly kissing her crush, jumping into the water from too high up, and living with nerve and mischief. But after also has horrors, deaths that only make sense in fairy tales, and terrors from a past Lana thought long forgotten: Love, blood, and murder. 


Recreated by Colleen Houck
Expected Publication: August 2nd, 2016
From Goodreads:
From Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger’s Curse, comes Recreated, the second book in the epic Egyptian-inspired Reawakened series, in which a seventeen-year-old must literally go to hell to save the love of her life. 

Lily Young thought traveling across the globe with a reawakened sun prince was a grand adventure. Now she’s about to embark on the journey of a lifetime. 

When Amon and Lily part tragically, he transports himself to the Netherworld—what mortals call hell. Tormented by the loss of his one true love, he’d rather suffer in agony during Lily’s mortal years than fulfill his duty to protect humanity. 

Heartbroken, Lily seeks refuge on her grandmother’s farm. Yet she can feel Amon’s pain, and she has been having dreams—dreams of Amon continually suffering. 

For before he departed, Amon gave Lily something very special, an item that connects them even though they are worlds apart. Now Lily must use this object to free him, and to free their realms from darkness and utter chaos. She will do whatever it takes.

The Smaller Evil by Stephanie Kuehn
Expected Publication: August 2nd, 2016
From Goodreads:
Sometimes the greater good requires the smaller evil.

17-year-old Arman Dukoff is struggling with severe anxiety and a history of self-loathing when he arrives at an expensive self-help retreat in the remote hills of Big Sur. He’s taken a huge risk—and two-thousand dollars from his meth-head stepfather—for a chance to "evolve," as Beau, the retreat leader, says. 

Beau is complicated. A father figure? A cult leader? A con man? Arman's not sure, but more than anyone he's ever met, Beau makes Arman feel something other than what he usually feels—worthless.

The retreat compound is secluded in coastal California mountains among towering redwoods, and when the iron gates close behind him, Arman believes for a moment that he can get better. But the program is a blur of jargon, bizarre rituals, and incomprehensible encounters with a beautiful girl. Arman is certain he's failing everything. But Beau disagrees; he thinks Arman has a bright future—though he never says at what.

And then, in an instant Arman can't believe or totally recall, Beau is gone. Suicide? Or murder? Arman was the only witness and now the compound is getting tense. And maybe dangerous.

As the mysteries and paradoxes multiply and the hints become accusations, Arman must rely on the person he's always trusted the least: himself.

Finding Abbey Road by Kevin Emerson
Expected Publication: August 2nd, 2016
From Goodreads:
Kevin Emerson’s Exile trilogy combines the swoon-worthy romance of a Susane Colasanti novel with the rock ’n’ roll of Eleanor & Park. Packed with mystery and music, Kevin Emerson’s final volume in the Exile series is the pitch-perfect ending to Summer’s journey of self-discovery and love and an ode to music fans everywhere.

Catherine Summer Carlson has hit rock bottom. Her band, Dangerheart, is falling apart, and finding the last of the lost songs now seems impossible. Can the band pull together to outwit Candy Shell Records, stay one step ahead of the police, and find a way to get to London to unlock the Eli White mystery before it’s too late?

Summer knows that escaping to London would be the riskiest thing she’s ever done, but she also knows that this might be her and Dangerheart’s last chance of becoming the band they’ve always dreamed of being—and her last shot at figuring out what her heart really wants.

Betrayals by Kelley Armstrong
Expected Publication: August 4nd, 2016
From Goodreads:
When Olivia's life exploded--after she found out she was not the adopted child of a privileged Chicago family but of a notorious pair of convicted serial killers--she found a refuge in the secluded but oddly welcoming town of Cainsville, Illinois. Working with Gabriel Walsh, a fiendishly successful criminal lawyer with links to the town, she discovered the truth about her parents' crimes in an investigation that also revealed the darker forces at work in the place that had offered her a haven. As if that wasn't enough, she also found out that she, Gabriel and her biker boyfriend Ricky were not caught in an ordinary sort of love triangle, but were hereditary actors in an ancient drama in which the elders of Cainsville and the mysterious Huntsmen who opposed them had a huge stake.

Now someone is killing street kids in the city, and the police have tied Ricky to the crimes. Setting out with Gabriel's help to clear Ricky's name, Olivia once again finds her own life at risk. Soon the three are tangled in a web of betrayals that threatens their uneasy equilibrium and is pushing them toward a hard choice: either they fulfill their destinies by trusting each other and staying true to their real bonds, or they succumb to the extraordinary forces trying to win an eternal war by tearing them apart.

Oh, yeah, there's a ton load of great books coming out on August 2nd! I can't wait for it! It looks so freaking great! I have read a few, and have copies of the others, but yeah, I want it to be August 2nd now for everybody! What about you guys? Happy reading!

WWW Wednesday #272, June 29th

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

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

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

I'm reading House Rules, and yeah, it's another excellent installment
I'm also reading Seriously Wicked, and yeah, it's funny and awesome! Really enjoyable!
I read Biting Cold, and it was such an great read, unexpected and so awesome!
I'm going to be reading Biting Bad, and I can't wait, this series is just so awesome!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Black Five: Review Tour and Giveaway

From Goodreads:
No one ever accused Penelope Jackson of being normal, nor did they suspect the dark secret she kept. A dangerous web of deceit and secrecy unravels when news of a stranger's death puts Penn on a collision course with the very person she's been hiding from her whole life. Her fragile world is shaken to its core with the sudden arrival of Vacavious and she soon discovers the bizarre and magical world surrounding her seemingly ordinary life.

No one is who they claim to be, including those closest to Penn. A mysterious security detail emerges from the shadows scrambling to protect her as powerful forces await the fall of her protective veil on her eighteenth birthday. 

Penn prepares to fight against unseen evils before it's too late. The world of Nighmerianotte and its population depends on her survival, for she is the Sanguine, the Black Five.

My Review:
Yeah! It was really great to read this book! It was different, and the synopsis was intriguing, and it's why I signed up to be a part of this tour! I wanted to know what was going to happen, and I'm glad that I did, because it was just so enjoyable!

This was a book about secrets. The things that you know the secret is there, but you don't know what it is. The ones were you have no clue that there was a secret, let alone its contents. And discovering/unraveling/understanding them was just great to read!

I really enjoyed Penn and her mysteries. There was more to her then met the eye, and then we started to see those sides of her, and they were a great part of this book, and a really interesting one at that! Just loved reading about her!

This is the first book in the series, so we learned a bit about this world, but there is still a ton that we don't know. And I felt the ending was really great for the start of the series, closed some threads while starting others for the next book!

Yeah, this book was really fantastic, and I'd love to read more of this series!

Author: J. Lynn Bailey
Series: Black Blood Chronicles #1
Read: June 27th, 2016
Source: YA Bound Book Tours Review Copy
Reason Why: Sounded really great! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book!
Publisher: Poorhouse Publishing
Published: November 17th 2015
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

Giveaway:

Bio:
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I live with my family in a small town tucked away in the redwood forest located on California's northern coast.


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Teaser Tuesday #272, June 28th

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Today's teaser comes from Biting Cold by Chloe Neill, pages 91-92.

:It sounded like a violation by magic, a kind of psychic extortion used by Tate to get to the book. As if he needed any more reasons for me to detest him."

Yeah, not the best situation to be in! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Kalayna Price Author Page

The Story: I wanted to read Kicking It, and I checked out this series since I hadn't read any of it and it wasn't a 0.5 story, and it sounded really great, so I just had to read them! And they were so good, and I can't wait to read more!

Website

Series: Alex Craft.

Alex Craft: Grave Witch and her site, my review, Grave Dance and her site, my review, Ruby Red (Part of *Kicking It*), Grave Memory and her site, my review, Grave Visions and her site, my review.

Ruby Red is a short story in Kicking It, set in the Alex Craft world, here's my review.

Monday, June 27, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #264, June 27th

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 #263
Teaser Tuesday #271
WWW Wednesday #271
WOW #268
Will the Time Come #263
Third Sentence Thursday #253
Random Reads #239
First Lines Friday #258
The Reward Challenge Update #249
Follow Friday #241
How Well I Stuck to It #93
Wrote that Review Update #98
Show the Books Showcase #16

Week 26 Reviews:
A Curious Beginning
Bite Me If You Can
Hanover House
Her Darkest Nightmare
Sworn to Sovereignty
Cajun With Fangs
Golden Delicious
Death's Rival
How Willa Got Her Groove Back

Random:
We Have the Cover of A Wicked Saga #2!!!!
We Have the Cover of Missing!!!!

OK, so I got 21 posts in 7 days, and yeah, a pretty good week! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read Escape from Asylum, Asylum, The Scarlets, Sanctum, The Bone Artists, Catacomb, The Warden, The King Slayer, My Lady Jane, and The Telling.

In this prequel to the New York Times bestselling Asylum series, complete with spooky found photographs, a young teen is wrongfully committed to the Brookline asylum and must escape before becoming one of the evil Warden’s experiments.

Long before Dan, Abby, and Jordan ever walked the hallways of the Brookline asylum—back when it was still a psych ward and not a dorm—sixteen-year-old Rick Desmond was wrongfully committed, against his will.

In this prequel novel set many years before the events of Asylum, Rick finds himself trapped in the asylum at the height of the sinister warden Crawford’s regime. As Rick learns more about the shocking treatments—and experiments—that are happening at Brookline, he realizes he needs to get out before he is “cured” forever. With the help of a sympathetic nurse, Rick must plan his escape from the inhumane hospital, and soon. Because either Rick is actually starting to go mad, or else the asylum is haunted by much more than dark memories...
Asylum is a thrilling and creepy photo-novel perfect for fans of the New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, New Hampshire College Prep is more than a summer program—it's a lifeline. An outcast at his high school, Dan is excited to finally make some friends in his last summer before college. But when he arrives at the program, Dan learns that his dorm for the summer used to be a sanatorium, more commonly known as an asylum. And not just any asylum—a last resort for the criminally insane.

As Dan and his new friends, Abby and Jordan, explore the hidden recesses of their creepy summer home, they soon discover it's no coincidence that the three of them ended up here. Because the asylum holds the key to a terrifying past. And there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried.

Featuring found photos of unsettling history and real abandoned asylums and filled with chilling mystery and page-turning suspense, Madeleine Roux's teen debut, Asylum, is a horror story that treads the line between genius and insanity.
When Dan and his friends meet Cal in Sanctum their impression of the privileged New Hampshire College student is less than stellar. But Cal wasn't always the cold, sarcastic guy he is now. In this digital original story preceding the events of Sanctum, we meet Cal when he is experiencing college like any other kid with a group of close friends and a dad who piles on the pressure. Only, when the pressure starts getting to him and Cal accepts an invitation to meet a selective group of students and alumni known only as the Scarlets, the course of Cal's life changes forever. And the price of joining the Scarlets might be higher than he can pay.

With plenty of twists, turns, and thrills, The Scarlets is an exhilarating installment in the Asylum series that can stand on its own for new readers or provide a missing piece of the puzzle for series fans.
In this haunting, fast-paced sequel to the New York Times bestselling photo-illustrated novel Asylum, three teens must unlock some long-buried secrets from the past before the past comes back to get them first. Featuring found photographs, many from real vintage carnivals, Sanctum is a mind-bending reading experience that blurs the lines between past and present, genius and insanity, perfect for fans of the smash hit Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

Dan, Abby, and Jordan remain traumatized by the summer they shared in the Brookline asylum. Much as they'd love to move on, someone is determined to keep the terror alive, sending the teens photos of an old-timey carnival, with no note and no name. Forsaking their plan never to go back, the teens return to New Hampshire College under the guise of a weekend for prospective students, and there they realize that the carnival from the photos is not only real, it's here on campus, apparently for the first time in many years.

Sneaking away from sample classes and college parties, Dan and his friends lead a tour of their own—one through the abandoned houses and hidden places of the surrounding town. Camford is hiding a terrible past, and the influence of the asylum runs deeper than Dan ever imagined.
In this bone-chilling digital original story set in the world of Madeleine Roux's New York Times bestselling novel Asylum, a Louisiana teen tries to make tuition money working for a sinister organization but finds that leaving comes at a terrible cost.

When Dan, Abby, and Jordan meet Oliver in Catacomb―the third book in the Asylum series―he is a mysterious young antiques dealer with a dark past. But before he was stuck in America's most haunted city, he was a teenager with a bright future ahead of him. In this story, we find Oliver saving up to attend his dream college in the fall and leave behind his family's New Orleans antique shop for good. And if his job just happens to involve robbing graves for a group calling themselves the Bone Artists, well—money is money, and it's only for now. But Oliver soon learns that the Bone Artists don't take kindly to deserters. And there are some debts that can never be repaid.

With a mounting sense of dread that builds to a terrible end, The Bone Artists is a thrilling installment in the Asylum series that can stand on its own for new readers or provide a missing piece of the puzzle for series fans.
Sometimes the past is better off buried.

Senior year is finally over. After all they’ve been through, Dan, Abby, and Jordan are excited to take one last road trip together, and they’re just not going to think about what will happen when the summer ends. But on their way to visit Jordan’s uncle in New Orleans, the three friends notice that a black muscle car appears to be following them. And Dan starts receiving phone messages from someone he didn’t expect to hear from again—someone who died last Halloween.

As the strange occurrences escalate, Dan is forced to accept that everything that has happened to him in the past year may not be a coincidence, but fate—a fate that ties Dan to a group called the Bone Artists, who have a sinister fascination with notorious killers of the past. Now, Dan’s only hope is that he will make it out of his senior trip alive.

In this third book in the New York Times bestselling Asylum series, found photographs help tell the story of three teens who exist on the line between past and present, genius and insanity.
In this thrilling and creepy digital original story set in the world of Madeleine Roux’s New York Times bestselling novel Asylum, a young nurse starts work at the Brookline asylum—and quickly discovers that there’s more to its sinister warden than meets the eye.

When Jocelyn and her best friend, Madge, arrive at the gates of Brookline sanatorium—fresh out of nursing school—they are eager and excited to start their new careers. But from their very first meeting with Brookline’s austere warden, they can tell their new boss will be . . . difficult. Then Jocelyn wakes up in her room one night to the sound of screaming, and she starts to wonder if the treatments in this asylum are entirely humane. But the warden has his eye on Jocelyn—and the treatment of patients should be the least of her concerns.

With page-turning chills and a shocking final twist, The Warden is a short and terrifying installment in the Asylum series that can stand on its own for new readers or provide a missing piece of the puzzle for series fans.
An action-packed and suspenseful sequel to The Witch Hunter, perfect for fans of Graceling and the Grisha Trilogy.

"I think, in time, you'll either be my greatest mistake or my greatest victory."

Former witch hunter Elizabeth Grey is hiding within the magically protected village of Harrow, evading the price put on her head by Lord Blackwell, the usurper king of Anglia. Their last encounter left Blackwell ruined, but his thirst for power grows stronger every day. He's readying for a war against those who would resist his rule--namely Elizabeth and the witches and wizards she now calls her allies.

Having lost her stigma, a magical source of protection and healing, Elizabeth's strength is tested both physically and emotionally. War always means sacrifice, and as the lines between good and evil blur once more, Elizabeth must decide just how far she'll go to save those she loves.
For fans of The Princess Bride comes the comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey

Lady Jane Grey, sixteen, is about to be married to a total stranger—and caught up in an insidious plot to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But that’s the least of Jane’s problems. She’s about to become Queen of England.

Like that could go wrong.
A chilling new novel about a girl who must delve into her past if she wants to live long enough to have a future when a series of murders that are eerily similar to the dark stories her brother used to tell start happening in her hometown.

Lana used to know what was real. That was before, when her life was small and quiet. Her golden stepbrother, Ben was alive. She could only dream about bonfiring with the populars. Their wooded island home was idyllic, she could tell truth from lies, and Ben’s childhood stories were firmly in her imagination.

Then came after.

After has Lana boldly kissing her crush, jumping into the water from too high up, living with nerve and mischief. But after also has horrors, deaths that only make sense in fairy tales, and terrors from a past Lana thought long forgotten. Love, blood, and murder.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Show the Books Showcase #16, June 26th

There are a ton of books out there! So here's a chance to organize some books and show them off in various ways!

So this week's theme is


Publisher:
Published:
From Goodreads:
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What's Interesting:

And next week's theme is going to be

Wrote that Review Update #98, June 26th

Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!
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 A Curious Beginning, Bite Me If You Can, Hanover House and Her Darkest Nightmare, Sworn to Sovereignty, Cajun With Fangs, Golden Delicious, Death's Rival, How Willa Got Her Groove Back,  so I have 6 of 6 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 #93, June 26th

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 28:
Guys Do Not Do Secret Santa by Miranda Kenneally, Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally, Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally, Things I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally, Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally, Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally, Jesse's Girl by Miranda Kenneally, Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally, Voice of Gods by Eleanor Herman, Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman, Empire of Dust by Eleanor Herman, The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder, A New Darkness by Joseph Delaney

Tour Books: #. Check.

Review Books: #. Check.

NetGalley: #. Check.

Edelweiss: #. Check.

Meme Books: #. Check.

Rereads: #. Check.

New Books: #. Check.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Week 26 Review: How Willa Got Her Groove Back

From Goodreads:
When your life feels like a bad movie, rewrite the script.

When Willa Schofer's father comes home from a business trip with an über-famous new fiancée, Willa's senior year blows up in paparazzi-fueled flames. Overnight, she has a new house, a new car, and a new soon-to-be stepbrother—the unbelievably hot, unbelievably arrogant, Finn McCain. Thank god he's constantly pushing her buttons, or she might do something irresponsible. Like fall for the jerk.

Just when Willa's decided to avoid him for, oh, ever, Finn lands in the center of her senior project team. Seriously—how hard is it to shake a guy? At least her work on the project snagged the attention of the (second) hottest guy in school. He might only be into her because of her famous stepmom, and he's not quite as exciting as a certain annoying housemate, but at least she's allowed to crush on the guy.

Because crushing on your annoying stepbrother? So not cool.

This Entangled Teen Crush book contains an unbelievably hot bad boy, an unbelievably famous actress, and all the drama that comes with adding both to your family. Oh, and a forbidden flirtation with a soon-to-be stepbrother. 

My Review:


Author: Emily McKay
Series: Creative HeArts #2, Willa and Finn #1
Read: June 24th, 2016
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book!
Publisher: Entangled: Crush
Published: February 22nd 2016
5/5 Hearts
4.5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 26 Reviews: Cajun With Fangs, Golden Delicious, Death's Rival



From Goodreads:
Jane Yellowrock has motorcycle trouble and pulls into Bayou Oiseau, hoping for help from a local motorcycle shop. Instead, she is drawn into a war between the local witches and the local, non-aligned vampires.

From Goodreads:
Rick LaFleur, former New Orleans undercover cop, now a black were-leopard stuck in human form, is at the PsyLED academy, training to become a special agent of the government agency that would, at one time, have preferred him to be dead, on a slab, and under autopsy. When he discovers that students have gone missing, he and his team go on the hunt to find out why.

From Goodreads:
Jane Yellowrock is a shapeshifting skinwalker you don't want to cross—especially if you're one of the undead…

For a vampire killer like Jane, having Leo Pellisier as a boss took some getting used to. But now, someone is out to take his place as Master Vampire of the city of New Orleans, and is not afraid to go through Jane to do it. After an attack that's tantamount to a war declaration, Leo knows his rival is both powerful and vicious, but Leo's not about to run scared. After all, he has Jane. But then, a plague strikes, one that takes down vampires and makes their masters easy prey.

My Review:
I just absolutely loved reading these books! Jane helping out with a very old feud between vampires and witches, Rick in PsyLED training, and Jane facing down a pretty big bad guy-one that she finds out, decimated the skinwalkers. Not pleasant! But she avenged them!

Brute displayed feelings of guilt in Golden Delicious, which Rick dismissed as not being there. But I'm not so sure. After all, he did have contact with an angel, and is permanently in wolf form. That's gotta change a guy!

I really enjoyed Death's Rival. It's when Jane finally flat out told the vampires that she wasn't human, and then had to shift in front of them, so they can more accurately guess what she is. So that was a big thing. Another is that Leo claimed full Enforcer rights, and forced it on Jane. Which wasn't easy and complicated by her shifts and Beast!

We also had some more of her memories. Just because the demon said so, doesn't make it true, because they only speak the truth when it hurts more, causes more chaos, or furthers their goals. So yeah, they got to avenge her dad. But I'm not sure if we got all the details of Jane's anger/why she won't leave something unfinished or not. Jane does, I'm pretty sure, but I don't think we do!

Loved the ending, and how it starts to set up for the next book, and I can't wait to read more!

Author: Faith Hunter
Series: Jane Yellowrock #4.1, 4.2, 5
Read: June 23rd, 23rd, 23rd, 2016
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Love her books and this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Books!
Publisher: Roc
Published: February 2nd 2016, February 2nd 2016, October 2nd 2012

Cajun With Fangs:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Golden Delicious:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Death's Rival:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars