Saturday, November 18, 2017

Week 46 Review: More of Me

From Goodreads:
Teva goes to school, studies for her exams, and spends time with her friends. To the rest of the world, she's a normal teenager. But when she goes home, she's anything but normal. Due to a genetic abnormality, Teva unwillingly clones herself every year. And lately, home has become a battleground. When boys are at stake, friends are lost, and lives are snatched away, Teva has a fight on her hands—a fight with herself. As her birthday rolls around, Teva is all too aware that time is running out. She knows that the next clone will soon seize everything she holds dear. Desperate to hang on to her life, Teva decides to find out more about her past . . . and uncovers lies that could either destroy her or set her free.

My Review:


Author: Kathryn Evans
Read: November 17th, 2017
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a DAC Book and a SAC 2017 Book!
Publisher: Amulet Books
Published: June 13th 2017
5/5 Hearts
4.5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 46 Review: Moonlight Sins

From Goodreads:
Julia Hughes has always played it safe until she learned a very painful lesson. Now Julia's starting over with a job in the Louisiana bayou—and a scorching encounter with a stranger, only to discover he's Lucian de Vincent . . . her new employer. The de Vincent brothers share a massive fortune and a dark reputation. Julia cares for their troubled sister, but a menacing presence in the mansion—and the ever-present temptation of Lucian—prove dangerously distracting.

Lucian's grandmother claimed de Vincent men fall in love once—and hard. Apparently, it's Lucian's turn. Julia's compassionate care of his twin makes Lucian want to lay himself bare. But some secrets are better for Julia not to know.

The recent "suicide" of Lucian's father is the latest in a string of deaths on the estate. Someone is eliminating the de Vincents. And the best way to get to Lucian may be through Julia. . . 

My Review:


Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: de Vincent #1
Read: November 16th, 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Love her books, and this book sounded really good! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Avon
Expected Publication: January 30th 2018
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 46 Reviews: Born of Illusion, Born of Corruption, Born of Deception



From Goodreads:
Anna Van Housen has a secret. 

A gifted illusionist, Anna assists her mother, the renowned medium Marguerite Van Housen, in her stage show and séances, easily navigating the underground world of magicians, mediums, and mentalists in 1920's New York. As the illegitimate daughter of Harry Houdini—or so Marguerite claims—sleight of hand illusions have never been a challenge for Anna. The real trick is keeping her own gifts secret from her opportunistic mother. Because while Marguerite's own powers may be a sham, Anna possesses a true ability to sense people's feelings and foretell the future.

But as Anna's powers intensify, she begins to experience frightening visions of her mother in peril, which leads her to explore the powers she's tried so long to hide. And when a mysterious young man named Cole moves into the flat downstairs, introducing Anna to a secret society that studies people with gifts like hers, she is forced to confront her past and rethink everything she's ever known. Is her mother truly in danger, or are Anna's visions merely illusion? And could the great Houdini really be her father, or is it just another of Marguerite's tricks?

From Teri Brown comes a world bursting with magic, with romance, and the temptations of Jazz Age New York—and the story of a girl about to become the mistress of her own destiny.

From Goodreads:
Returning to the atmospheric and mysterious Jazz Age world of Born of Illusion, Teri Brown's Born of Corruption is a 64-page companion digital novella about what happens when New York City's most notorious socialites, mobsters, and bootleggers get together for a larger-than-life scavenger hunt . . . and someone gets killed.

Cynthia Gaylord, a vivacious blonde flapper and the niece of one of the most infamous mob bosses in New York City, loves scavenger hunts, and the one she's putting together for her best friend Anna's going-away party is going to be the swankiest one ever. But then, Anna Van Housen is no ordinary friend. She is reputed to be Harry Houdini's illegitimate daughter and a magician of the first order—and she possesses psychic powers.


Before Anna leaves for a European tour with her vaudeville company, Cynthia throws open the doors of her Gramercy Park mansion for a giant bash, but when one of the guests turns up dead, Cynthia and Anna must join forces to discover the truth. Who is the mysterious dead man? And which of Cynthia's guests could have killed him? Cynthia's relatives in the mob? Or someone related to the Society for Psychical Research, a shadowy group with a dangerous history? Cynthia and Anna have to find out who done it before the coppers are called in . . . something both Cynthia and Anna are eager to avoid.

From Goodreads:
Budding illusionist Anna Van Housen is on top of the world: after scoring a spot on a prestigious European vaudeville tour, she has moved to London to chase her dream and to join an underground society for people like her with psychic abilities. Along with her handsome beau, Cole Archer, Anna is prepared to take the city by storm.

But when Anna arrives in London, she finds the group in turmoil. Sensitives are disappearing and, without a suspect, the group's members are turning on one another. Could the kidnapper be someone within the society itself—or has the nefarious Dr. Boyle followed them to London?

As Cole and Anna begin to unravel the case and secrets about the society are revealed, they find themselves at odds, their plans for romance in London having vanished. Her life in danger and her relationship fizzling, can Anna find a way to track down the killer before he makes her his next victim—or will she have to pay the ultimate price for her powers?

Set in Jazz-Age London, this alluring sequel to Born of Illusion comes alive with sparkling romance, deadly intrigue, and daring magic.

My Review:


Author: Teri Brown
Series: Born of Illusion #1, 1.5, 2
First Read: September 4th, 2013
Read: November 15th, 15th, 15th, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike, BoughtEdelweiss
Reason Why: Enjoyed the first book so rereading, and they're Historical Fiction 2017 Books and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books! And Born of Deception is a End of Series 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Epic Reads Impuse, Balzer + Bray
Published: June 11th 2013, May 6th 2014, June 10th 2014

Born of Illusion:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Born of Corruption:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Born of Deception:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 46 Review: Rituals

From Goodreads:
The fifth book and the exciting conclusion to bestselling author Kelley Armstrong's "impossible-to-put-down" Cainsville series, in which she mixes hard-hitting crime writing with phenomenal world-building to create a brand of fiction all her own.

Olivia Jones must make a choice. Caught between two rival supernatural forces, Liv was granted a brief period in which to make her decision. Now that time has run out. Whichever side she chooses, someone she loves will pay. Her lover, Ricky. Gabriel Walsh, the man she knows she cannot, must not love. Her parents, already trapped in prison.

And now there is a new, terrifying power rising - one that doesn't distinguish between good and evil intentions. It feeds on chaos and destroys without mercy. Unless Liv acts fast, no one will survive. In this gripping thriller, international bestselling author Kelley Armstrong brings the Cainsville series to a powerful, richly rewarding climax.

My first review of Rituals
My Review:


Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Cainesville #5
First Read: August 15th, 2017
Read: November 13th, 2017
Source: Bought
Reason Why: Rereading! And it's a End of Series 2017 Book and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book!
Publisher: Random House Canada
Published: August 15th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Friday, November 17, 2017

2017 Reviews


Follow Friday #314, November 17th

Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Follow Friday is hosted by 2 hosts, Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs! For more rules and how to participate, visit one of the hosts. Now for this week's question:

The Post Prompt: Just over a month left of these posts! I'm going ot miss them! What about you guys? Happy reading!


GFC

email

bloglovin

Any or all. I'm not too picky, there's options!

The Reward Challenge Update #322, November 17th

The Reward Challenge is almost the complete opposite to a book buying ban as you'll end up buying lots of new books throughout the challenge but only after you've completed a certain amount of reading. It was hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly, so thanks to her for starting it!

OK, so I read Rituals which counts 3 times as a End of Series 2017 Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, The Divinity of Anila which counts 3 times as a Review Book and a Review Book, Born of Illusion which counts 3 times as a Historical Fiction 2017 Book and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Born of Corruption which counts 3 times as a Historical Fiction 2017 Book and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Born of Deception which counts 6 times as a Edelweiss Book, End of Series 2017 Book, Historical Fiction 2017 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW book, Moonlight Sins which counts 4 times as a Edelweiss Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book, More of Me which counts 4 times as a DAC Book, NetGalley Book and a SAC 2017 Book,

which counts twice/# times as a ,

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So I have  counts which translates to $ this week! I'll use it to buy

First Lines Friday #340, November 17th

First Lines Friday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. We encourage all of our fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.

-Grab your current read(s)
-Share the first line(s)
-Include the title and author so that other FLF participants can add the book to their TBR Lists!

"I have grown in strength inside her. Filled her cell with mine until we must split apart. IT's not my choice-it's how it's always been for us. Thought we've done this many times before, I know she is afraid, because I share her heart. Her memories are mine, hazy sometimes, but mine. I feel what she feels. I wave walked where she has walked, been in her every step. I have kissed where she has kissed." -More of Me by Kathryn Evans

Yeah, that doesn't sound quite very nice! But very interesting! I need to know more! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Random Reads #312, November 16th

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 5108 which turned out to be by All Fall Down by Ally Carter! It's been on my TBR pile since January 28th, 2014, and I added it because I really enjoy her books! Happy reading! 

Third Sentence Thursday #327, November 16th

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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!

"I spent literally hours on the Internet trying to understand what was wrong with us." -More of Me by Kathryn Evans, page 8.

Yeah, it's not nice thinking there's something wrong with you, I'd know, with my various doctors visits!

What are your guy's 3rd lines? Link up below!

Will the Time Come #337, November 16th

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

In a scarred and brutal future, The United Commonwealth teeters on the brink of all-out civil war. The rebel resistance plots against a government that rules with cruelty and cunning. Gifted student and Testing survivor Cia Vale vows to fight. But she can't do it alone. This is the chance to lead that Cia has trained for - but who will follow? Plunging through layers of danger and deception, Cia must risk the lives of those she loves - and gamble on the loyalty of her lethal classmates.  

Why the time hasn't come yet...
Well, I haven't read the 2nd book yet. And it's been a while since i read the 1st book. Hopefully I'll read them all soon! What about you guys? Happy reading! 

Rhoda Belleza Author Page

The Story: I saw Empress of a Thousand Skies around on Goodreads, and I thought it sounded really good, and yeah, I want to read it, and it's sequel!

Website

Series: Empress of a Thousand Skies.

Empress of a Thousand Skies: Empress of a Thousand Skies and her site, my review, Blood of a Thousand Stars and her site.

Ashley Poston Author Page

The Story: I saw Heart of Iron on Edelweiss, and it sounded really fantastic, and yeah, I can't wait to read it, and her other books!

Website

Series: Radio Hearts.

Radio Hearts: The Sound of Us and her site, my review, We Own the Night and her site, my review.

Stand Alone's: Geekerella and her site, my review, Heart of Iron and her site, my review.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

We Have the Title of A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.5!!!!!

Yeah, we have the title of the next book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas, and it's awesome! Plus a synopsis!

The Divinity of Anila: Review

From Goodreads:
--My name is Anila. Up until a few days ago, I thought I was just like every other teenage girl. Seriously, life was awesome. I was popular, had great grades, and was on my way to getting a scholarship to one of the top universities in the state. Then my boyfriend decided to go crazy on me, and I end up in a car with some other guy who claims magic is real. Crazy, is what I say. Pretty sure he's out of his mind. I--

--Hold on a minute, Nila is not giving me a fair chance. The name is Bailey, and I'm not crazy. I'm a Muse. And so is she. That's why her boyfriend got uber possessive on her. Muses inspire the best in others, and without control over their magic, a Muse can be pretty addictive to hang around.

Which is why I'm here, to teach Nila how to control that magic so she doesn't cause any more problems with the every day humans. See--

--I hate how he says every day humans like I'm not one of them. Oh, and get this, I apparently can't touch him, even just a tiny bit, because we might create magical sparks...or something?--

--Look at all the things she doesn't know about being a Muse. The sparks help us find our soul mate. Do I need to explain why I don't need her touching me right now? We just met. Besides, it's common courtesy. Keep your hands to yourself. 

My Review:
I enjoyed reading this book so much! The synopsis really hooked me, with the back and forth of who was narrating. It gave a great insight into Anila and Bailey's relationship! Prickly, and this is when they first meet. And really enjoyable to read!

The world of the Muses, and other magic users, was really interesting! I have a bare minimum of knowledge about the Greek Muses, and they serve the same purpose, and Muses can't have kids with humans, implying that they aren't human, themselves, yeah. Very interesting!

Being dumped into this world without previously knowing about it, that was hard. But given what triggered that dumping, better than it not happening, given her stalker boyfriend! Plus, there were other things going on, like there's a reason why this book is called The Divinity of Anila, because the whole Divine thing, she's special! And people want to take advantage of that. Which sucks!

The way things ended, well, let's just say that I'm not sure if this is a stand alone or not. There are big choices to make in the future, sure, but things are mostly wrapped up. On the other hand, those big choices could be another book or more. But for now, I'll stay with saying it's a stand alone until I know otherwise!

This book was really enjoyable, and a really great read!

Author: Cloud S. Riser
Read: November 14th, 2017
Source: Silver Daggers Tours review copy
Reason Why: Sounded good! And it's a SAC 2017 Book!
Published: January 27th 2017
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4.5/5 Stars
Giveaway:

Bio:
Cloud S. Riser is a Minnesota native. She has lived in Minnesota her whole life. She will probably remain there for her whole life too. The mother of The Squid, Skyscraper, and two cats, her life is definitely never dull. An adventure she braves with her husband. In order to stay sane, she creates massive amounts of fiction which she has decided to share with the rest of the world for the simple reason of: she is a storyteller.

Contact and Buy AKA Links:



Waiting on Wednesday #340, November 15th

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


The Queen's Rising by Rebecca Ross
Expected Publication: February 6th, 2018
From Goodreads:
When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron.

Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life. While some are born with an innate talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she belatedly chose to study knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true—the solstice does not go according to plan and she is left without a patron.

Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, and with no other choices, she accepts. But there is much more to his story, and Brienna soon discovers that he has sought her out for his own vengeful gain. For there is a dangerous plot being planned to overthrow the king of Maevana—the archrival kingdom of Valenia—and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. And others are involved—some closer to Brienna than she realizes.

With war brewing between the two lands, Brienna must choose whose side she will remain loyal to—passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. The ultimate decision Brienna must determine is: Who will be that queen?

Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes
Expected Publication: February 6th, 2018
From Goodreads:
As two lethal elemental gods set out to destroy Mytica, sworn enemies must become allies in the final fight to save the kingdoms.

Jonas continues to willfully defy his destiny, but the consequences of plotting his own course are drastic. As the fight for Mytica rages on, he must decide just how much more he's willing to sacrifice.

Lucia knows there's something special about her daughter and she'll do anything to protect her, even if that means facing Kyan alone.

Amara is called back home to Kraeshia. Grandma Cortas has her own plans for Mytica's future. She promises Amara power, revenge, and dominance if she agrees to be part of her scheme.

Magnus and Cleo's love will be put to the ultimate test. Dark magic is causing widespread destruction throughout the kingdom. Enemies across the sea are advancing. And unrest is stirring throughout the land. Is their love strong enough to withstand the outside forces tearing them apart?

Oh, these books sounds really good! I have an ARC of The Queen's Rising, so I'll be reading it soon-ish, but yeah, really excited for these books! What about you guys? Happy reading!

WWW Wednesday #344, November 15th

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 Born of Illusion, and yeah, it's really awesome! 
I read The Divinity of Anila, and yeah, it was different and interesting, and I really enjoyed it!
I'm going to be reading Born of Corruption, and I can't wait, because the first book is really great!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Julie Ann Walker Author Page

The Story: I saw and requested, over time, books of the Black Knights, Inc. series because they sounded really great! And now I can't wait to read the whole series!

Website

Series: Black Knights, Inc..

Black Knights, Inc.: Hell on Wheels and her site, my review, In Rides Trouble and her site, my review, Rev It Up and her site, my review, Thrill Ride and her site, my review, Born Wild and her site, my review, Hell on Leather and her site, my review, Full Throttle and her site, my review, Too Hard to Handle and her site, my reveiw, Wild Ride and her site, my review, Fuel For Fire and her site, my review, Hot Pursuit and her site, my review, Built to Last and her site.

Deborah Blake Author Page

The Story: I'd seen the Baby Yaga series around Goodreads, and yeah, it looked really great, so when I saw Dangerously Divine on NetGalley, I had to request it! And I got it, and then I had to read all the books that were previous to it!

Website

Series: Baba Yaga, Broken Riders, Veiled Magic.

Baby Yaga: Wickedly Magical and her site, my review, Wickedly Dangerous and her site, my review, Wickedly Wonderful and her site, my review, Wickedly Ever After and her site, my review, Wickedly Powerful and her site, my review, Wickedly Spirited and her site, my review.

Broken Riders (Spin Off Series of *Baba Yaga*): Dangerously Charming and her site, my review, Dangerously Divine and her site, my review.

Veiled Magic: Veiled Magic and her site, my review, Veiled Menace and her site, my review.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Teaser Tuesday #344, November 14th

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 Born of Illusion by Teri Brown, page 120.

"Then, not knowing what else to say, I pretend to be interested in Mother and Jacques's lively discussion about people I don't know. My mother is quickly becoming a New Yorker, which gives me hope that we'll stay on here, in spite of Harry Houdini's witch hunts."

Yeah. That sounds good, but a little bit awkward! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Amanda Arista Author Page

The Story: I was reading several series, and they all have stories in Vampires Gone Wild, and I had to read it, and because the Diaries of an Urban Panther series was in it, and it's story was at the end, I had to read the series first!

Website

Series: Diaries of an Urban Panther.

Diaries of an Urban Panther: Diaries of an Urban Panther and her site, my review, Claws and Effect and her site, my review, Nine Lives of a Urban Panther and her site, my review, First Dates are Hell and her site, (Part of *Vampires Gone Wild*).

First Dates are Hell which is a short story in Vampires Gone Wild, set in the Diaries of an Urban Panther world, here's my review.

Monday, November 13, 2017

We Have the Cover of Brave New Girl #2!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Strange New Girl by Rachel Vincent! And it's pretty darned awesome!

We Have the Cover of The Dark Artifices #3!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Queen of Air and Shadows by Cassandra Clare! And it's pretty darned awesome, and unlike Lord of Shadows, which I though was just a placeholder, this actually looks like a cover to me!

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #336, November 13th

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 #335
Teaser Tuesday #343
WWW Wednesday #343
WOW #340
Will the Time Come #334
Third Sentence Thursday #325
Random Reads #311
First Lines Friday #339
The Reward Challenge Update #321
Follow Friday #313
How Well I Stuck to It #165
Wrote that Review Update #170

Week 45 Reviews:
Cast in Shadow
Cast in Flame
Cast in Honor
Cast in Flight
The Witch With No Name
Sudden Backtrack
OK, so I got 22 posts in 7 days, which is a pretty decent week! I read a lot of really great books, and I can't wait for next week! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read Dangerous, The Divinity of Anila, Ghost Ship, The Demon Crown, Good and Gone, Lady Midnight, Moonlight SinsMore of MeRituals, and The Siren.

Maisie Danger Brown just wanted to get away from home for a bit, see something new. She never intended to fall in love. And she never imagined stumbling into a frightening plot that kills her friends and just might kill her, too. A plot that is already changing life on Earth as we know it. There's no going back. She is the only thing standing between danger and annihilation.

From NY Times bestselling author Shannon Hale comes a novel that asks, How far would you go to save the ones you love? And how far would you go to save everyone else?
--My name is Anila. Up until a few days ago, I thought I was just like every other teenage girl. Seriously, life was awesome. I was popular, had great grades, and was on my way to getting a scholarship to one of the top universities in the state. Then my boyfriend decided to go crazy on me, and I end up in a car with some other guy who claims magic is real. Crazy, is what I say. Pretty sure he's out of his mind. I--

--Hold on a minute, Nila is not giving me a fair chance. The name is Bailey, and I'm not crazy. I'm a Muse. And so is she. That's why her boyfriend got uber possessive on her. Muses inspire the best in others, and without control over their magic, a Muse can be pretty addictive to hang around.

Which is why I'm here, to teach Nila how to control that magic so she doesn't cause any more problems with the every day humans. See--

--I hate how he says every day humans like I'm not one of them. Oh, and get this, I apparently can't touch him, even just a tiny bit, because we might create magical sparks...or something?--

--Look at all the things she doesn't know about being a Muse. The sparks help us find our soul mate. Do I need to explain why I don't need her touching me right now? We just met. Besides, it's common courtesy. Keep your hands to yourself.
From New York Times bestselling author James Rollins comes an electrifying short story, in which the battle over a lost treasure leads to murder, betrayal, and the revelation of a shocking mystery hidden aboard the . . . Ghost Ship

The discovery of a burned body sprawled on a remote Australian beach shatters the vacation plans of Commander Gray Pierce. To thwart an ingenious enemy, he and Seichan are pulled into a centuries-old mystery surrounding a lost convict ship, the Trident. The vessel—with a history of mutiny and stolen treasure—vanished into the mists of time, but nothing stays lost forever.  A freak storm reveals clues scattered across the Great Barrier Reef, but following those clues will lead to bloodshed and savagery, for where this ghost ship is hidden is as shocking as the mystery behind its disappearance. It will take all of Gray's ingenuity and Seichan's deadly skills not only to survive—but to stop an enemy from destroying everything in his path.
Honest and emotionally charged, Good and Gone is the story of a teenage girl who must find her way back to herself as she grapples with the truth of what her boyfriend did to her. A gripping YA that will appeal to fans of Jandy Nelson and Sara Zarr.

When Lexi Green’s older brother, Charlie, starts plotting a road trip to find a famous musician who's been reported missing, she’s beyond confused. Her brother hasn't left the couch since his girlfriend broke up with him months ago—but he’ll hop in a car to find some hipster rocker? Concerned at how he seems to be rebounding, Lexi decides to go along for the ride.

Besides, Lexi could use the distraction. The anger and bewilderment coursing through her after getting dumped by her pretentious boyfriend Seth has left her on edge. As Lexi, Charlie, and their neighbor Zack hit the road, Lexi recalls bits and pieces of her short-lived romance and sees, for the first time, what it really was: a one-sided, cold-hearted manipulation game. Not only did Seth completely isolate her, but he took something she wasn't ready to give up.

The further along in their journey they get, the three uncover much more than empty clues about a reclusive rocker's whereabouts. Instead, what starts off as a car ride turns into something deeper as each of them faces questions they have been avoiding for too long. Like the real reason Charlie has been so withdrawn lately. What Seth stole from Lexi in the pool house. And if shattered girls can ever put themselves back together again.
Julia Hughes has always played it safe until she learned a very painful lesson. Now Julia's starting over with a job in the Louisiana bayou—and a scorching encounter with a stranger, only to discover he's Lucian de Vincent . . . her new employer. The de Vincent brothers share a massive fortune and a dark reputation. Julia cares for their troubled sister, but a menacing presence in the mansion—and the ever-present temptation of Lucian—prove dangerously distracting.

Lucian's grandmother claimed de Vincent men fall in love once—and hard. Apparently, it's Lucian's turn. Julia's compassionate care of his twin makes Lucian want to lay himself bare. But some secrets are better for Julia not to know.

The recent "suicide" of Lucian's father is the latest in a string of deaths on the estate. Someone is eliminating the de Vincents. And the best way to get to Lucian may be through Julia. . .
Love is a risk worth taking.

Years ago, Kahlen was rescued from drowning by the Ocean. To repay her debt, she has served as a Siren ever since, using her voice to lure countless strangers to their deaths. Though a single word from Kahlen can kill, she can't resist spending her days on land, watching ordinary people and longing for the day when she will be able to speak and laugh and live freely among them again.

Kahlen is resigned to finishing her sentence in solitude…until she meets Akinli. Handsome, caring, and kind, Akinli is everything Kahlen ever dreamed of. And though she can't talk to him, they soon forge a connection neither of them can deny…and Kahlen doesn't want to.

Falling in love with a human breaks all the Ocean's rules, and if the Ocean discovers Kahlen's feelings, she'll be forced to leave Akinli for good. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart.