Sunday, April 19, 2015

Lindsey Leavitt Author Page

The Story: I found Princess for Hire at the library, and yeah, it looked really good, so I checked it out, and it was, and so I read the rest of the series, and yeah, I can't wait to read more books by Lindsey Leavitt!

Website

Series: Princess for Hire.

Princess for Hire: Princess for Hire and her site, my review, The Royal Treatment and her site, my review, A Farewell to Charms and her site, my review.

Stand Alone's: Going Vintage and her site, my review, Sean Griswold's Head and her site, my review, The Chapel Wars and her site, my review.

Moira Young Author Page

The Story: Well, Blood Red Road is another YA book that I heard of and had to read! It was just fantastic, and I can't wait to read the whole series together, because they've been spread out so far!

Website

Series: Dust Lands Trilogy.

Dust Lands Trilogy: Blood Red Road and her site, my review, my reread, Rebel Heart and her site, my review, my reread, Raging Star and her site, my review.

Miriam Forster Author Page

The Story: Well, City of a Thousand Dolls looked really, really great, and so I just had to read it! And I loved it, and I've loved the sequel, and yeah,, now I can't wait to read more of the series, I need more!

Website

Series: Bhinian Empire.

Bhinian Empire: City of a Thousand Dolls and her site, my review, Empire of Shadows and her site, my review.

Mira Lyn Kelly Author Page

The Story: I got Waking Up Married from NetGalley, and it looked really fantastic, so I read it, and loved it, and yeah, I can't to read more books by Mira Lyn Kelly!

Website

Series: Dare to Love.

Dark to Love: Truth or Love and her site, my review, Touch & Go and her site, my review.

Stand Alone's: Waking Up Married and her site, my review, Once Is Never Enough and her site, my review, Waking Up Pregnant and her site, my review.

Mindy McGinnis Author Page

The Story: Not a Drop to Drink was a DAC book and looked really fantastic! And yeah, it was really fantastic! And now I can't wait to read In A Handful of Dust!

Website

Series: Not a Drop to Drink.

Not a Drop to Drink: Not a Drop to Drink and her site, my review, In a Handful of Dust and her site, my review.

Stand Alone's: A Madness So Discrete and her site,

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Emergency Review-a-Thon Part 2 Update 13

OK, so I've written my next review The Return, and I'm going to review Princess for Hire next! Yeah! I got through all of week 16 reviews on the day that they were posted! Yeah!

Reviewed Part 2: Destiny and DeceptionRivals and RetributionWeather WitchKisscutPleasure UnboundBeautiful ChaosSisters of Blood and SpiritCrashSunriseAshen WinterUntold and UnmadeThe Ruby Circle, The Return.

Reviewed All: SkeletalInfernoAltar of EdenIllusionariumIced and BurnedIcedVengeance BoundStorm Born, Thorn Queen, Iron Crowned, Shadow HeirKiss of DarknessBargains and BetrayalsDestiny and DeceptionRivals and RetributionWeather WitchKisscutPleasure UnboundBeautiful ChaosSisters of Blood and SpiritCrashSunriseAshen WinterUntold and UnmadeThe Ruby Circle, The Return.

Week 16: KisscutPleasure UnboundBeautiful ChaosSisters of Blood and SpiritCrashSunriseUntold and UnmadeThe Ruby Circle, The Return.

Goal: 10, 10 (50)
Reviews: 10, 13

Emergency Review-a-Thon Part 2 Update 12

OK, so I've written my next review The Ruby Circle, and I'm going to review The Return next!

Reviewed Part 2: Destiny and DeceptionRivals and RetributionWeather WitchKisscutPleasure UnboundBeautiful ChaosSisters of Blood and SpiritCrashSunriseAshen WinterUntold and Unmade, The Ruby Circle.

Reviewed All: SkeletalInfernoAltar of EdenIllusionariumIced and BurnedIcedVengeance BoundStorm Born, Thorn Queen, Iron Crowned, Shadow HeirKiss of DarknessBargains and BetrayalsDestiny and DeceptionRivals and RetributionWeather WitchKisscutPleasure UnboundBeautiful ChaosSisters of Blood and SpiritCrashSunriseAshen WinterUntold and Unmade, The Ruby Circle.

Week 16: KisscutPleasure UnboundBeautiful ChaosSisters of Blood and SpiritCrashSunriseUntold and UnmadeThe Ruby Circle.

Goal: 10, 10 (50)
Reviews: 10, 12

Emergency Review-a-Thon Part 2 Update 11

OK, so I've written my next review Untold and Unmade, and I'm going to review The Ruby Circle next!

Reviewed Part 2: Destiny and DeceptionRivals and RetributionWeather WitchKisscutPleasure UnboundBeautiful ChaosSisters of Blood and SpiritCrashSunriseAshen Winter, Untold and Unmade.

Reviewed All: SkeletalInfernoAltar of EdenIllusionariumIced and BurnedIcedVengeance BoundStorm Born, Thorn Queen, Iron Crowned, Shadow HeirKiss of DarknessBargains and BetrayalsDestiny and DeceptionRivals and RetributionWeather WitchKisscutPleasure UnboundBeautiful ChaosSisters of Blood and SpiritCrashSunriseAshen Winter, Untold and Unmade.

Week 16: KisscutPleasure UnboundBeautiful ChaosSisters of Blood and SpiritCrashSunrise, Untold and Unmade.

Goal: 10, 10 (50)
Reviews: 10, 11

Emergency Review-a-Thon Part 2 Update 10

OK, so I've written my next review Ashen Winter, and I'm going to review Untold and Unmade next!

Reviewed Part 2: Destiny and DeceptionRivals and RetributionWeather WitchKisscutPleasure UnboundBeautiful ChaosSisters of Blood and SpiritCrashSunrise, Ashen Winter.

Reviewed All: SkeletalInfernoAltar of EdenIllusionariumIced and BurnedIcedVengeance BoundStorm Born, Thorn Queen, Iron Crowned, Shadow HeirKiss of DarknessBargains and BetrayalsDestiny and DeceptionRivals and RetributionWeather WitchKisscutPleasure UnboundBeautiful ChaosSisters of Blood and SpiritCrashSunrise, Ashen Winter.

Week 16: KisscutPleasure UnboundBeautiful ChaosSisters of Blood and SpiritCrashSunrise.

Goal: 10, 10 (50)
Reviews: 10, 10

Emergency Review-a-Thon Part 2 Update 9

OK, so I've written my next review Sunrise, and I'm going to review Ashen Winter next!

Reviewed Part 2: Destiny and DeceptionRivals and RetributionWeather WitchKisscutPleasure UnboundBeautiful ChaosSisters of Blood and SpiritCrash, Sunrise.

Reviewed All: SkeletalInfernoAltar of EdenIllusionariumIced and BurnedIcedVengeance BoundStorm Born, Thorn Queen, Iron Crowned, Shadow HeirKiss of DarknessBargains and BetrayalsDestiny and DeceptionRivals and RetributionWeather WitchKisscutPleasure UnboundBeautiful ChaosSisters of Blood and SpiritCrash, Sunrise.

Week 16: KisscutPleasure UnboundBeautiful ChaosSisters of Blood and SpiritCrash, Sunrise.

Goal: 10, 10 (50)
Reviews: 10, 9

Emergency Review-a-Thon Part 2 Update 8

OK, so I've written my next review Crash, and I'm going to review Sunrise next!

Reviewed Part 2: Destiny and DeceptionRivals and RetributionWeather WitchKisscutPleasure UnboundBeautiful ChaosSisters of Blood and Spirit, Crash.

Reviewed All: SkeletalInfernoAltar of EdenIllusionariumIced and BurnedIcedVengeance BoundStorm Born, Thorn Queen, Iron Crowned, Shadow HeirKiss of DarknessBargains and BetrayalsDestiny and DeceptionRivals and RetributionWeather WitchKisscutPleasure UnboundBeautiful ChaosSisters of Blood and Spirit, Crash.

Week 16: KisscutPleasure UnboundBeautiful ChaosSisters of Blood and SpiritCrash.

Goal: 10, 10 (50)
Reviews: 10, 8

Week 16 Review: The Return

From Goodreads:
The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…

It's been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they've given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He's got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy's deal might be, but it's a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.

Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.

My Review:
Reading this book was awesome! We get to be in this world again, and though while Alex and Adrian are mentioned, they aren't in this book, which it was said that they weren't going to be. But there was a lot of Apollo, because of Josie, which was awesome!

I loved having both Josie and Seth's POV. It was a great thing, to be in both of their heads! And I just loved that this was a NA book! And yeah, I just really loved this book! This is what happens a year after Sentinel (which means that Alex is starting her second 6 year term in the Underworld!) and there are the consequences of Sentinel!

So it turns out that the gods had a plan C to Ares and what he was doing (not that they knew it was Ares at the time) And that plan was to create one demigod per member of the 12. And yeah, Josie's Apollo's daughter. Which leads to some complications because of the attraction between Josie and Seth!

I loved Josie and Seth's banter, how he'd call her Joe, and she'd call him Sethie, it was just so cute how they would annoy each other, and just so much fun to read! And it led to a deeper, and deeper, and just great, relationship! Really can't wait for the sequel!

Yeah, want more, there's the other 3 demigods to find, hopefully 2 more to save, and then finding all of their icons! I just want more! Yeah for this book, though, just for existing and to be able to read it!

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Titan #1
Read: April 17th, 2015
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: I love her writing, and yeah, it's also a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a WoW book!
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Published: February 16th 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 16 Review: The Ruby Circle

From Goodreads:
The epic conclusion to Richelle Mead's New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series is finally here...

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead's New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.

My Review:
This book was really fantastic! I loved reading it so much, it was a great ending to the Bloodlines series, but also to say goodbye to these characters that we've gotten to know over the course of the 12 books in the connected series!

I mean, I wish that this book was longer, because we've been with these characters for a long time, Adrian since Frostbite, Sydney since Blood Promise. And that we could have more of the happy ending. But yeah, other that, this book was just the best!

So the thing that Adrian find out, that dhampires can have kids with other dhampires if one member is a restored bad vampire of whose name I can't spell (of which there are 3 so far!) well, it is pretty big. The restoring thing is a step up from it since it affects both dhampires and Moroi, but the baby thing is pretty big, too!

I loved the deals that Sydney made to get her and Adrian's freedom, basically, and yeah, it sucks that her dad was part of the people who were giving vampire blood for the Warriors for tattoos, and the bad guys, which all in all, harked back to the first 3 books, which is pretty awesome! Loved that!

Favourite lines: "

Yeah, really loved this book, it was just fantastic, and I can't wait for more books by Richelle Mead!

Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodline #6
Read: April 17th, 2015
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Love this series! And it's a End of series 2015 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book, WR Reward Book, and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Razorbill
Published: February 10th 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Emergency Review-a-Thon Part 2 Update 7

OK, so I've written my next review Sisters of Blood and Spirit, and I'm going to review Crash next!

Reviewed Part 2: Destiny and DeceptionRivals and RetributionWeather WitchKisscutPleasure UnboundBeautiful Chaos, Sisters of Blood and Spirit.

Reviewed All: SkeletalInfernoAltar of EdenIllusionariumIced and BurnedIcedVengeance BoundStorm Born, Thorn Queen, Iron Crowned, Shadow HeirKiss of DarknessBargains and BetrayalsDestiny and DeceptionRivals and RetributionWeather WitchKisscutPleasure UnboundBeautiful Chaos, Sisters of Blood and Spirit.

Week 16: KisscutPleasure UnboundBeautiful Chaos, Sisters of Blood and Spirit.

Goal: 10, 10 (50)
Reviews: 10, 7

Week 16 Review: Untold, Unmade


From Goodreads:
It's time to choose sides.... 

On the surface, Sorry-in-the-Vale is a sleepy English town. But Kami Glass knows the truth. Sorry-in-the-Vale is full of magic. In the old days, the Lynburn family ruled with fear, terrifying the people into submission in order to kill for blood and power. Now the Lynburns are back, and Rob Lynburn is gathering sorcerers so that the town can return to the old ways.

But Rob and his followers aren't the only sorcerers in town. A decision must be made: pay the blood sacrifice, or fight. For Kami, this means more than just choosing between good and evil. With her link to Jared Lynburn severed, she's now free to love anyone she chooses. But who should that be?


A darkly humorous take on Gothic romance, Sarah Rees Brennan's Lynburn Legacy weaves together the tale of a heroine desperate to protect those she loves, two boys hoping to be saved, and the magical forces that will shape their destiny.

From Goodreads:
A modern, magical twist on the Gothic romance and girl detective genres, the Lynburn Legacy books will appeal to fans of both Beautiful Creatures and the Mortal Instruments series.

Powerful love comes with a price. Who will be the sacrifice?

Kami has lost the boy she loves, is tied to a boy she does not, and faces an enemy more powerful than ever before. With Jared missing for months and presumed dead, Kami must rely on her new magical link with Ash for the strength to face the evil spreading through her town.

Rob Lynburn is now the master of Sorry-in-the-Vale, and he demands a death. Kami will use every tool at her disposal to stop him. Together with Rusty, Angela, and Holly, she uncovers a secret that might be the key to saving the town. But with knowledge comes responsibility—and a painful choice. A choice that will risk not only Kami’s life, but also the lives of those she loves most.

As coauthor with Cassandra Clare of the bestselling Bane Chronicles, Sarah Rees Brennan has mastered the art of the page-turner. This final book in the Lynburn Legacy is a wild, entertaining ride from beginning to shocking end.

My Review:
It was really fantastic to finally read these books! But I had a good subconscious reason-I didn't want to wait to read Unmade after Untold, because if Untold's ending was like Unspoken, well, yeah, a wait would've been horrible! But I got to read them back to back, which was really excellent!

These books were just full of wit and banter and awesomeness, which I'm really starting to see is a trademark in Sarah Rees Brennan's writing, which is an excellent thing to know an author by, at least for me, because I love this story of thing!

So big things happen in these books. Like we find out about the statue that's in the town, and how he's connected to the lady that put the bells in the lakes. Which turns out to be pretty important, in the end, to bet Mr. I think Sorcerers are so much better than everyone else!

There are some losses in this book. Like Kami's parents, with the truth coming out, their relationship is damaged. And oh, Rusty. That one hurt. But there were some really great moments, like Holly and Angela getting together! And how Kami's dad called Lillian by other "L" names because she didn't know his name (that he was the only Asian kid and school, and she had an identical twin, and he knew his name is a pretty good reason for this!)

Those good and bad moments just came together to form 2 really fantastic books! I can't wait to read more by Sarah Rees Brennan!

Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
Series: The Lynburn Legacy #2, 3
Read: April 16th, 16th, 2015
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: I really am enjoying this series, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Books, Untold is a LLFL Book and Unmade is a End of Series 2015 Book!
Publisher: Random House for Young Readers
Published: September 24th 2013, September 23rd, 2014

Untold:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Unmade:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Emergency Review-a-Thon Part 2 Update 6

OK, so I've written my next review Beautiful Chaos, and I'm going to review Sisters of Blood and Spirit next!

Reviewed Part 2: Destiny and DeceptionRivals and RetributionWeather WitchKisscutPleasure Unbound, Beautiful Chaos.

Reviewed All: SkeletalInfernoAltar of EdenIllusionariumIced and BurnedIcedVengeance BoundStorm Born, Thorn Queen, Iron Crowned, Shadow HeirKiss of DarknessBargains and BetrayalsDestiny and DeceptionRivals and RetributionWeather WitchKisscutPleasure Unbound, Beautiful Chaos.

Week 16: KisscutPleasure Unbound, Beautiful Chaos.

Goal: 10, 10 (50)
Reviews: 10, 6

Week 16 Review: Sunrise

From Goodreads:
The Yellowstone supervolcano nearly wiped out the human race. Now, almost a year after the eruption, the survivors seem determined to finish the job. Communities wage war on each other, gangs of cannibals roam the countryside, and what little government survived the eruption has collapsed completely. The ham radio has gone silent. Sickness, cold, and starvation are the survivors' constant companions.

When it becomes apparent that their home is no longer safe and adults are not facing the stark realities, Alex and Darla must create a community that can survive the ongoing disaster, an almost impossible task requiring even more guts and more smarts than ever — and unthinkable sacrifice. If they fail . . . they, their loved ones, and the few remaining survivors will perish.

This epic finale has the heart of Ashfall, the action of Ashen Winter, and a depth all its own, examining questions of responsibility and bravery, civilization and society, illuminated by the story of an unshakable love that transcends a post-apocalyptic world and even life itself.

My Review:
This was a really fantastic book! Probably one of the hardest to read, because the stakes are so high (and again, that feeling, that the characters were leaving safety for danger which again, made it slight hard to get into this book) and yeah, I read it, and I loved it!

So you know something bad was going to happen. From the election, to sneaking into the town to relive them of supplies that they weren't using, and that Alex and Darla could use. There was a sneaking suspicion that something would go wrong. And it did. And it sucked. But things got better!

I loved the community that they created, with using the wind mills as power, and all that, and how the town grew and grew, that was really fantastic! They had a rough start, but once they got going, well, yeah, that was just perfect!

There are some questions after that ending, for me. Like, who took the truck? Because it was probably someone from Warren, and the Mayor knew that, and then did nothing, which sucked. And did Emily survive being taken as part of the trade? I wants to know!

Favourite lines: "Are you sure this isn't another case of Alex grabbing a lance and charging a windmill?" Could be, but it's needed! "Here's to reentering the 1890s!" Yeah, a working light switch! "'Sure, we got trucks coming out our asses—' 'Must be painful.'" Go you for taking it literally, Ed! "Alex, if you shoot me, so help me, the wedding’s off." Well, that is a pretty good reason to not get married! And we don't want any of those! "Darla and I cut the ersatz cake and smeared it all over each other's faces. I held her tightly and cleaned off her face with my tongue, while Rebecca looked
on in disgust. I thought I was being eminently sensible, though—no sense letting all those calories go to waste, right?" If you wanted to be sensible, you would've put them in nice and not smeared it! "We
needed the pure . . . shit . . . for Ben's crazy project. Three other teams were doing the same thing in other greenhouses. Ben wanted a—there's really no other word for it—shitload of human feces." Well, at least there's a good reason for it-mounting a rescue for Ed! "You took the city without us? Damn, Chief, I knew you were a badass, but that's just ridiculous." Yeah, it would be if he actually had, but he is a badass! "How many 5'4" redheaded knife fiends could there be in northern Illinois?" Well, hopefully only one, seeing how much damage this one has done! "Uncle Paul, Dr. McCarthy, and Nylce Myers ran for the council, mostly because I threatened them with never-ending latrine duty
if they didn't." Well, that was mean, but effective! "'I already worked it out with your uncle. I appointed him vice-vice mayor. I'm going.' 'There’s no such thing as a vice-vice mayor!' There is now.'" Well, there's a good reason, so yeah for Darla's creativity!

So fantastic, such a great ending to the series, and I hope for more books by Mike Mullin!

Author: Mike Mullin
Series: Ashfall #3
Read: April 15th, 2015
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Love this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book, End of Series 2015 Book, WoW Book, and 2015 Dystopia Book!
Publisher: Tanglewood PRess
Published: April 15th 2014
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 16 Review: Crash

From Goodreads:
A thrilling action/suspense novel for fans of The Fifth Wave about contemporary teens pulled in and out of an alternate reality where battling aliens is more than a game—it's life and death.

Miki's life is falling apart around her. Her dad and best friend are lying in the hospital. The Game is glitching, making missions more frequent and more deadly. And someone close to her is waiting for the right moment to betray her. 

Miki feels like she's hanging on by a thread and the only thing keeping her tethered is Jackson's hand in hers. Yet telling him how much she needs him, how much she loves him, feels like the biggest challenge of all. And if Miki really wants the missions to end for everyone, she'll have to let go and be ready to fight when the walls between the Game and reality come crashing down. Because if there's one thing she's learned, it's that she’s got a whole lot left to lose.

Crash is the pulse-pounding conclusion to the Game trilogy fans won't want to miss.

My Review:
This was a really excellent book! It's the one where we finally get the answers that we've been asking for book 1, and oh, boy, are they pretty spectacular! Loved reading it so much, it was such a great ending to this series that I've loved so much!

So this book is just a little bit crazy, with some back and forth with the game, and with Lizzie, and slowly finding out these answers. Oh, and with dealing with the car crash that put both her dad and Carly in the hospital. Yeah.

Things are different in this book, because yeah, it's the final one, and the gloves are coming off. Like the feelings of being watched are connected! And we find out the true purpose of the game, and the Drau, and yeah, it was kinda bittersweet, that waste!

I really enjoyed that ending, but I do have some questions. Like, did Miki have to live through that time again? And if she did, was she able to change some things? Because it wasn't quite mentioned, the ending was pretty quick!

Favourite lines: "

Such a great, fantastic book, and I just loved-and this series-so much! Hope that Eve Silver writes more YA books!

Author: Eve Silver
Series: The Game #3
Read: April 15th, 2015
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Loved the other books, and it's a 2015 Dystopia Book, End of Series 2015 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Expected Publication: June 2nd 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Emergency Review-a-Thon Part 2 Update 5

OK, so I've written my next review Pleasure Unbound, and I'm going to review Beautiful Chaos next!

Reviewed Part 2: Destiny and DeceptionRivals and RetributionWeather Witch, Kisscut, Pleasure Unbound.

Reviewed All: SkeletalInfernoAltar of EdenIllusionariumIced and BurnedIcedVengeance BoundStorm Born, Thorn Queen, Iron Crowned, Shadow HeirKiss of DarknessBargains and BetrayalsDestiny and DeceptionRivals and RetributionWeather Witch, Kisscut, Pleasure Unbound.

Week 16: Kisscut, Pleasure Unbound.

Goal: 10, 10 (50)
Reviews: 10, 5

Week 16 Review: Sisters of Blood and Spirit

From Goodreads:
Wren Noble is dead—she was born that way. Vibrant, unlike other dead things, she craves those rare moments when her twin sister allows her to step inside her body and experience the world of the living. 

Lark Noble is alive but often feels she belongs in the muted Shadow Lands—the realm of the dead. Known as the crazy girl who talks to her dead sister, she doesn't exactly fit in with the living, though a recent suicide attempt and time in a psych ward have proved to her she's not ready to join her sister in the afterlife. 

Now the guy who saved Lark's life needs her to repay the favor. He and his friends have been marked for death by the malevolent spirit of a vicious and long-dead serial killer, and the twins—who should know better than to mess with the dead—may be their only hope of staying alive.

My Review:
So I love reading Kady Cross books. And this one was no exception (though I need to know if there are going to be more books in the Steampunk Chronicles series or not!) so entertaining, and I loved their voices, and I can't wait to see what's going to happen next in their lives!

For me, it kinda feels like the cover is a bit backwards. Wren is the one with the red hair, but from the description, well, I feel like she should be the one with the tan skin. While Lark is the one with the pale hair, pale skin, not tanned. Because while Wren is the one that is dead, she's the one that's vibrant, you know? But I could be wrong, and the cover's right! Just my impression!

The conversation that Lark and Ben have, about his crush, and how she said that this crush should be kicking her ass, and we know that the crush is her. And when he reveals that, and the way that he did it, was so funny! Loved that conversation!

So this is the first book. So it's opening things up, starting them up. So I'll wait on whether or not to complain about how things are developing, like their grandmother who was like Lark and Wren, the relationships, and all that! Oh, and Wren's dark little eye secret, which will probably be a problem somewhere along the line.

Favourite lines: "It was old and black—cool without screaming, 'I have a huge wang!'" Yeah, that wouldn't be a great thing for a car to say! "Are you mad because I asked, or because you didn't think of it at the time?" Yeah, it would be both for me, too, if I'd not thought of that! "I'd long ago stopped wondering at the language of the living. Temperature wasn't something that had a large impact
on my existence, but I'd never figured out how it was possible for something to be both hot and cool, even though I'd heard Lark use these same terms as though they were interchangeable." Yeah, our use of language is confusing! "'My uncle George used to walk around town in a top hat carrying his pet duck under his arm.' 'Don't worry. I hear duck-carrying skips a generation.'" That was nice of Ben to offer up his weirdness to help her! "'Oh, there's that old boys' school near Bridgeport. We should go there.' 'What's so special about it? People have seen ghosts, but I've never heard of anything bad happening there.' 'Exactly. There might be a nice boy there for Wren.'" Well, that was very nice of you, Roxi!

Oh, man, such a great, fantastic book! Loved it, and I can't wait for the sequel!

Author: Kady Cross
Series: Sisters of Blood and Spirit #1
Read: April 13th, 2015
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Love her writing, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: April 1st 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 16 Review: Beautiful Chaos

From Goodreads:
Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena's Claiming. Even Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals is affected - and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What - or who - will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?
For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He's being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it isn't by Lena - and whatever is haunting him is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Even worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself - forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn't know why, and most days he's too afraid to ask.
Sometimes there isn't just one answer or one choice. Sometimes there's no going back. And this time there won't be a happy ending.
My first review of Beautiful Chaos 
My Review:
So knowing what was going on, having read this book before, was really great, because there were all these clues that were totally unclear that the characters had, but knowing how it ended up, well, they all made sense, and it was great reading it like that!

So it seems that these characters just can't catch a break. They do win in the end, after Beautiful Redemption (well, now Link and Ridley are back in the fray with the spin off series!) but in this book, it doesn't seem like they'd get that. And that's so awesome, to torment the characters like that!

So between John Breed, Liv, his Great Aunt Prue, and the forgetting stuff, Ethan has a lot on his plate. And he deals pretty well, because this book takes place over the course of about a season like the previous ones, so that worked out well, what with the world appearing to end, and no snow in winter!

Knowing how it'd end, and then reading it again, well, two different things. So that was a bit hard to do (well, not really) but I just had to read faster, so I would be done, and then I wouldn't have to drag this 500 page tome around anymore!

Favourite lines: "

Really fantastic book, so great, and now I really need to read Beautiful Redemption!

Authors: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Series: Caster Chronicles #3
First Read: December 29th, 2011-January 2nd, 2012
Read: April 13th, 2015
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: October 29th 2011
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Emergency Review-a-Thon Part 2 Update 4

OK, so I've written my next review Kisscut, and I'm going to review Pleasure Unbound next!

Reviewed Part 2: Destiny and DeceptionRivals and RetributionWeather Witch, Kisscut.

Reviewed All: SkeletalInfernoAltar of EdenIllusionariumIced and BurnedIcedVengeance BoundStorm Born, Thorn Queen, Iron Crowned, Shadow HeirKiss of DarknessBargains and BetrayalsDestiny and DeceptionRivals and RetributionWeather Witch, Kisscut.

Week 16: Kisscut.

Goal: 10, 10 (50)
Reviews: 10, 4

Week 16 Review: Pleasure Unbound

From Goodreads:
In a place where ecstasy can cost you your life . . . 

She's a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure-but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life. 

Two lovers will dare to risk all.

Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his avowed enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his quest to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable-and let Tayla possess him, body and soul . . .

My Review:
This was a really awesome book! It introduced us to a world that I know I want to visit again, and so glad that it's a series so we'll be able to! Which is really fantastic, and I can't wait for that, because I enjoyed this book so much!

So I will say, that the beginning 5 or so pages, it was a bit confusing, by the way things were written, who was speaking or thinking of, and of whom they were, it made for some flipping of digital pages before things clicked and made sense, and the book just flew by!

So that Tayla's dad is the one who tormented, raped, and killed her mom, that sucks. But makes it worse because she has his DNA, and because of what species of demon Eidolon is, well, yeah. That makes things a bit complicated. And then there's her sister, which was pretty cool!

I agree with Eidolon's brother, that Tayla and Eidolon got it on in a zoo while there were still fights to be fought, was just kinda weird. I mean, couldn't it wait just a little bit until the fighting was done? But I guess it's kinda an important thing, seeing as they'll be bonded for 600 years!

Favourite lines: "

I enjoyed this book so much, it was really great! Now to read more of the series!

Author: Larissa Ione
Series: Demonica #1
Read: April 12th, 2015
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a RR Book!
Publisher: Forever
Published: July 1st 2008ith
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 16 Review: Kisscut

From Goodreads:
Gillian Flynn says, "Karin Slaughter is simply one of the best thriller writers working today."

Saturday night dates at the skating rink have been a tradition in the small southern town of Heartsdale for as long as anyone can remember, but when a teenage quarrel explodes into a deadly shoot-out, Sara Linton—the town's pediatrician and medical examiner—finds herself entangled in a terrible tragedy.

What seemed at first to be a horrific but individual catastrophe proves to have wider implications. The autopsy reveals evidence of long-term abuse, of ritualistic self -mutilation, but when Sara and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver start to investigate, they are frustrated at every turn.

The children surrounding the victim close ranks. The families turn their backs. Then a young girl is abducted, and it becomes clear that the first death is linked to an even more brutal crime, one far more shocking than anyone could have imagined. Meanwhile, detective Lena Adams, still recovering from her sister's death and her own brutal attack, finds herself drawn to a young man who might hold the answers. But unless Lena, Sara, and Jeffrey can uncover the deadly secrets the children hide, it's going to happen again . . .

My Review:
This was a really fantastic book! I loved reading it again, because I'd forgotten pretty much everything about it! So yeah, reading it again was really great, being in this world again, because I really want to get to the latest book out in the series with Sara and Will!

So that people would do that to kids, is one of the top one worst things to be done, up there with terrorism that kills (vs. terrorism that doesn't, which is one step down) and genocide. Maybe something else is up there in the top one worst thing, but I can't think of anything else. It's just, kids. Enough said.

But this family, oh, man, they were just broken. We know that the husband and wife were together, because they were married, and they had their kids. But that the son was with the mom, and the son was with the sister, and the son implied that the dad was with the daughter, well, if that's true, all of the members of the family were with all of those of the opposite sex, and in a family, well, that's just awful. And it's the mom's fault. She was horrible, and yeah, I think Lena was right in what she did.

The one thing about this book, is that there isn't a happy ending. Sure, the little girl was recovered, and sent to live with her dad, but one of the two masterminds got away (while the other one died) and was going to keep doing what she was doing. And a pastor was one of the bad guys! It just sucks. But oh, well, it was a really great book!

I enjoyed this book a ton, and now I can't wait to read more of the series, it's just so great!

Author: Karin Slaughter
Series: Grant County #2
Read: April 11th, 2015
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Rereading! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: October 13th 2009
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Tiffany Schmidt Author Page

The Story: Hold Me Like a Breath has been making the rounds, and I saw it, and it looked fantastic, so I'm going to have to check out all of her books that are out, because they all look fantastic!

Website

Series: Once Upon a Crime Family.

Once Upon a Crime Family: Hold Me Like a Breath and her site, my review, Break Me Like a Promise and her site.

Stand Alone's: Send Me a Sign and her site, my review, Bright Before Sunrise and her site, my review.