Monday, September 1, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #169, September 1st

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey 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:

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #168
Teaser Tuesday #176
WWW Wednesday #176
WOW #173
Will the Time Come #169
Third Sentence Thursday #159
Random Reads #144
First Lines Friday #164
The Reward Challenge Round 103 Part 1
Follow Friday #147
LLFL Reading Challenge Update 51

Week 35 Reviews:
The Burning Sky
Witchstruck
Witchfall
Breaking Point
Reborn
Foretold
Stitching Snow
MacRieve
Water Bound
Spirit Bound

ARC August:
Update 13
Update 14
Update 15
Update 16
Update 17
Update 18
Update 19 and Wrap Up

Write on Review-a-Thon:
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Update 13
Update 14 and Wrap Up

Tours:
The Language of Silence: Promo

Random:
Kelley Armstrong Author Page

OK, so I got 43 posts in 7 days, gah, I don't know why I do this to myself, I know I'm not going to be able to read more then a quarter or so of the books listed, but still I try for it. Oh, well. I'm crazy, after all! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read The Perilous Sea, Push, ThreePlayedSalvageThe TakingAfter the EndThe Eternity KeyDream of DangerWake to DarknessDeath SwornShadowsObsidianOnyxOpal,
OriginOppositionObsessionAngel BurnGet EvenLuminosity, Dark Skye, The Beautiful Ashes, Visions, PassionThe Language of SilenceFar in the WildsA Spear of Summer GrassIn A Handful of DustA Questionable ClientMagic BitesRed QueenThe Rules for BreakingSecond StarKiss of the HighlanderFeralIce Hunt, Air Bound, Lord of LegendsThe Fear TrialsThe Murder ComplexThe Legacy of EdenBrutal Youth, Garden of Ashes, Originally HumanMortal DangerMidnight ThiefRites of Passage, Cold Kiss, Beautiful DarknessThe High PriestessQueen of SwordsQueen of Wands,
The Half Life of Molly PierceWitherInsigniaDead Witch Walking, Claiming the HighlanderBorn in SinPushMaddie's TattooAwaken, Sleep No MoreSunriseWhite Space, and Afterworlds.
After spending the summer away from each other, Titus and Iolanthe (still disguised as Archer Fairfax) are eager to return to Eton College to resume their training to fight the Bane. Although no longer bound to Titus by a blood oath, Iolanthe is more committed than ever to fulfilling her destiny—especially with the agents of Atlantis quickly closing in.

Soon after arriving at school, though, Titus makes a shocking discovery, one that makes him question everything he previously believed about their mission. Faced with this devastating realization, Iolanthe is forced to come to terms with her new role, while Titus must choose between following his mother's prophecies—and forging a divergent path to an unknowable future.
Ember Miller and Chase Jennings are ready to stop running. After weeks spent in hiding as two of the Bureau of Reformation’s most wanted criminals, they have finally arrived at the safe house, where they hope to live a safe and quiet existence.

And all that’s left is smoking ruins.

Devastated by the demolition of their last hope, Ember and Chase follow the only thing left to them—tracks leading away from the wreckage. The only sign that there may have been survivors.

With their high profile, they know they can’t stay out in the open for long. They take shelter in the wilderness and amidst the ruins of abandoned cities as they follow the tracks down the coast, eventually finding refugees from the destroyed safe house. Among them is someone from Chase’s past—someone he never thought he’d see again.

Banding together, they search for a place to hide, aiming for a settlement a few of them have heard about…a settlement that is rumored to house the nebulous organization known as Three. The very group that has provided Ember with a tiny ray of hope ever since she was first forced on the run.

Three is responsible for the huge network of underground safe houses and resistance groups across the country. And they may offer Ember her only chance at telling the world her story.

At fighting back.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 14 and Wrap Up

I reviewed Sleep With the Lights On. So yeah, I wrote 14 reviews, which is pretty good, if I'd written 10 yesterday, then I would've made my goal, but oh, well, too much for one person to do! But I did get 14, and that means all of my 2014 reviews are again all up and written, so yeah, I'm happy! What about you guys?


Week 36: The Perilous Sea, Push, Played.

Goal: 20 
Done: 14

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 13

I reviewed Shadow's Claim, and I'll be reviewing Sleep With the Lights On next. So I'll review one more book, and then I'll be done!


Week 36: The Perilous Sea, Push, Played.

Goal: 20 
Done: 13

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 12

I reviewed Played, and I'll be reviewing Shadow's Claim next. Yeah, I just need to get 2 more, and I'll be as happy as I can, since I know I'm not going to make my goal.


Week 36: The Perilous Sea, Push, Played.

Goal: 20 
Done: 12

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 11

I reviewed Push, and I'll be reviewing Played next. Got that one! I'm probably not going to make it. Oh, well. I've been busy, between this, and the ARC reading challenge!


Week 36: The Perilous Sea, Push.

Goal: 20 
Done: 11

ARC August Update 19 and Wrap Up

So I read Wake to Darkness. And while I'm 1 off from my goal, I did pretty well, read a fair number of ARC's, though I definitely wish I'd read more, seeing as the over 100 books that I want to read from week to week, more then half are ARC's. Yeah, I'm insane. But I did read 19 ARCs this month!

Reading Journey:

All the Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 11:42 AM
Pages Read: 330

The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 3:42 PM
Pages Read: 376

Renegade by Debra Driza
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 7:41 PM
Pages Read: 260

Unravel by Imogen Howson
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 11:44 PM
Pages Read: 472

The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak
Started On: August 4th
Finished On: August 4th, 11:30
Pages Read: 382

Panic by Lauren Oliver
Started On: August 5th
Finished On: August 5th, 6:41
Pages Read: 271

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
Started On: August 7th
Finished On: August 7th, 10:30 PM
Pages Read: 237

The Jewel by Amy Ewing
Started On: August 10th
Finished On: August 10th, 11:55 AM
Pages Read: 250

Inbetween by Tara Fuller
Started On: August 17th
Finished On: August 17th, 7:05 PM
Pages Read: 259

Sleep With the Lights On by Maggie Shayne
Started On: August 22nd
Finished On: August 22nd, 11:24 PM
Pages Read: 379

Witchstuck by Victoria Lamb
Started On: August 24th
Finished On: August 24th, 10:43 AM
Pages Read: 313

Witchfall by Victoria Lamb
Started On: August 24th
Finished On: August 24th, 3:21 PM
Pages Read: 328

Foretold by Rinda Elliot
Started On: August 26th
Finished On: August  26th, 10:49 PM
Pages Read: 310

Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
Started On: August 28th
Finished On: August 28th
Pages Read: 338

The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas
Started On: August 30th
Finished On: August 30th, 7:52 PM
Pages Read: 275

Push by Eve Silver
Started On: August 30th
Finished On: August 30th, 11:04 PM
Pages Read: 221

Played by Liz Fisher
Started On: August 31th
Finished On: August 31st, 4:09 PM
Pages Read: 346

Three by Kristen Simmons
Started On: August 31st
Finished On: August 31st,
Pages Read: 280

Wake to Darkness by Maggie Shayne
Started On: August 31st
Finished On: August 31st, 11:29 PM
Pages Read: 360

Goals: 20
Read: 19
Pages Read: 6494

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 10

I reviewed The Perilous Sea, and I'll be reviewing Push next.


Week 36: The Perilous Sea.

Goal: 20 
Done: 10

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 9

I reviewed Spirit Bound, and I'll be reviewing The Perilous Sea next.


Goal: 20 
Done: 9

ARC August Update 18

So I read Three. I'll be reading Wake to Darkness next.

Reading Journey:

All the Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 11:42 AM
Pages Read: 330

The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 3:42 PM
Pages Read: 376

Renegade by Debra Driza
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 7:41 PM
Pages Read: 260

Unravel by Imogen Howson
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 11:44 PM
Pages Read: 472

The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak
Started On: August 4th
Finished On: August 4th, 11:30
Pages Read: 382

Panic by Lauren Oliver
Started On: August 5th
Finished On: August 5th, 6:41
Pages Read: 271

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
Started On: August 7th
Finished On: August 7th, 10:30 PM
Pages Read: 237

The Jewel by Amy Ewing
Started On: August 10th
Finished On: August 10th, 11:55 AM
Pages Read: 250

Inbetween by Tara Fuller
Started On: August 17th
Finished On: August 17th, 7:05 PM
Pages Read: 259

Sleep With the Lights On by Maggie Shayne
Started On: August 22nd
Finished On: August 22nd, 11:24 PM
Pages Read: 379

Witchstuck by Victoria Lamb
Started On: August 24th
Finished On: August 24th, 10:43 AM
Pages Read: 313

Witchfall by Victoria Lamb
Started On: August 24th
Finished On: August 24th, 3:21 PM
Pages Read: 328

Foretold by Rinda Elliot
Started On: August 26th
Finished On: August  26th, 10:49 PM
Pages Read: 310

Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
Started On: August 28th
Finished On: August 28th
Pages Read: 338

The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas
Started On: August 30th
Finished On: August 30th, 7:52 PM
Pages Read: 275

Push by Eve Silver
Started On: August 30th
Finished On: August 30th, 11:04 PM
Pages Read: 221

Played by Liz Fisher
Started On: August 31th
Finished On: August 31st, 4:09 PM
Pages Read: 346

Three by Kristen Simmons
Started On: August 31st
Finished On: August 31st,
Pages Read: 280

Wake to Darkness by Maggie Shayne
Started On: August 31st
Currently On: Page 1 of 360

Goals: 20
Read: 18
Pages Read: 6134

ARC August Update 17

So I read Played. I'll be reading Three next.

Reading Journey:

All the Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 11:42 AM
Pages Read: 330

The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 3:42 PM
Pages Read: 376

Renegade by Debra Driza
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 7:41 PM
Pages Read: 260

Unravel by Imogen Howson
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 11:44 PM
Pages Read: 472

The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak
Started On: August 4th
Finished On: August 4th, 11:30
Pages Read: 382

Panic by Lauren Oliver
Started On: August 5th
Finished On: August 5th, 6:41
Pages Read: 271

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
Started On: August 7th
Finished On: August 7th, 10:30 PM
Pages Read: 237

The Jewel by Amy Ewing
Started On: August 10th
Finished On: August 10th, 11:55 AM
Pages Read: 250

Inbetween by Tara Fuller
Started On: August 17th
Finished On: August 17th, 7:05 PM
Pages Read: 259

Sleep With the Lights On by Maggie Shayne
Started On: August 22nd
Finished On: August 22nd, 11:24 PM
Pages Read: 379

Witchstuck by Victoria Lamb
Started On: August 24th
Finished On: August 24th, 10:43 AM
Pages Read: 313

Witchfall by Victoria Lamb
Started On: August 24th
Finished On: August 24th, 3:21 PM
Pages Read: 328

Foretold by Rinda Elliot
Started On: August 26th
Finished On: August  26th, 10:49 PM
Pages Read: 310

Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
Started On: August 28th
Finished On: August 28th
Pages Read: 338

The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas
Started On: August 30th
Finished On: August 30th, 7:52 PM
Pages Read: 275

Push by Eve Silver
Started On: August 30th
Finished On: August 30th, 11:04 PM
Pages Read: 221

Played by Liz Fisher
Started On: August 31th
Finished On: August 31st, 4:09 PM
Pages Read: 346

Three by Kristen Simmons
Started On: August 31st
Currently On: Page 1 of 280

Goals: 20
Read: 17
Pages Read: 5854

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 8

I reviewed Water Bound and Spirit Bound, and I'll be reviewing Spirit Bound next.


Goal: 20 
Done: 8

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 7

I reviewed MacRieve, and I'll be reviewing Water Bound and Spirit Bound next. Just 1 more left!


Goal: 20 
Done: 7

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 6

I reviewed Stitching Snow, and I'll be reviewing MacRieve next. Done! Just 2 to go, and Week 35 is fully up!


Goal: 20 
Done: 6

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 5

I reviewed Foretold, and I'll be reviewing Stitching Snow next. Another one done! Must do more!


Goal: 20 
Done: 5

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 4

I reviewed Reborn, and I'll be reviewing Foretold next. Got that! Just 6 more, at least, today!


Goal: 20 
Done: 4

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 3

I reviewed Breaking Point, and I'll be reviewing Reborn next. Ok, moving a bit faster, hopefully I can get a lot more done today then yesterday!


Goal: 20 
Done: 3

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 2



I reviewed Witchstruck and Witchfall, and I'll be reviewing Breaking Point next. Ok, I didn't write 9 more reviews yesterday, which means I'll most likely not make my goal today. Oh, well. I'll try my best!


Goal: 20 
Done: 2

Saturday, August 30, 2014

ARC August Update 16

So I read Push. I'll be reading Three next.

Reading Journey:

All the Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 11:42 AM
Pages Read: 330

The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 3:42 PM
Pages Read: 376

Renegade by Debra Driza
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 7:41 PM
Pages Read: 260

Unravel by Imogen Howson
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 11:44 PM
Pages Read: 472

The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak
Started On: August 4th
Finished On: August 4th, 11:30
Pages Read: 382

Panic by Lauren Oliver
Started On: August 5th
Finished On: August 5th, 6:41
Pages Read: 271

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
Started On: August 7th
Finished On: August 7th, 10:30 PM
Pages Read: 237

The Jewel by Amy Ewing
Started On: August 10th
Finished On: August 10th, 11:55 AM
Pages Read: 250

Inbetween by Tara Fuller
Started On: August 17th
Finished On: August 17th, 7:05 PM
Pages Read: 259

Sleep With the Lights On by Maggie Shayne
Started On: August 22nd
Finished On: August 22nd, 11:24 PM
Pages Read: 379

Witchstuck by Victoria Lamb
Started On: August 24th
Finished On: August 24th, 10:43 AM
Pages Read: 313

Witchfall by Victoria Lamb
Started On: August 24th
Finished On: August 24th, 3:21 PM
Pages Read: 328

Foretold by Rinda Elliot
Started On: August 26th
Finished On: August  26th, 10:49 PM
Pages Read: 310

Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
Started On: August 28th
Finished On: August 28th
Pages Read: 338

The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas
Started On: August 30th
Finished On: August 30th, 7:52 PM
Pages Read: 275

Push by Eve Silver
Started On: August 30th
Finished On: August 30th, 11:04 PM
Pages Read: 221

Three by Kristin Simmons
Started On: August 31st
Currently On: Page 1 of 280

Goals: 20
Read: 16
Pages Read: 5228

ARC August Update 15

So I read The Perilous Sea. I'll be reading Push next.

Reading Journey:

All the Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 11:42 AM
Pages Read: 330

The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 3:42 PM
Pages Read: 376

Renegade by Debra Driza
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 7:41 PM
Pages Read: 260

Unravel by Imogen Howson
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 11:44 PM
Pages Read: 472

The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak
Started On: August 4th
Finished On: August 4th, 11:30
Pages Read: 382

Panic by Lauren Oliver
Started On: August 5th
Finished On: August 5th, 6:41
Pages Read: 271

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
Started On: August 7th
Finished On: August 7th, 10:30 PM
Pages Read: 237

The Jewel by Amy Ewing
Started On: August 10th
Finished On: August 10th, 11:55 AM
Pages Read: 250

Inbetween by Tara Fuller
Started On: August 17th
Finished On: August 17th, 7:05 PM
Pages Read: 259

Sleep With the Lights On by Maggie Shayne
Started On: August 22nd
Finished On: August 22nd, 11:24 PM
Pages Read: 379

Witchstuck by Victoria Lamb
Started On: August 24th
Finished On: August 24th, 10:43 AM
Pages Read: 313

Witchfall by Victoria Lamb
Started On: August 24th
Finished On: August 24th, 3:21 PM
Pages Read: 328

Foretold by Rinda Elliot
Started On: August 26th
Finished On: August  26th, 10:49 PM
Pages Read: 310

Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
Started On: August 28th
Finished On: August 28th
Pages Read: 338

The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas
Started On: August 30th
Finished On: August 30th, 7:52 PM
Pages Read: 275

Push by Eve Silver
Started On: August 30th
Currently On: Page 1 of 221

Goals: 20
Read: 15
Pages Read: 5007

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 1

Write On Review-a-Thon

For my first review, I reviewed The Burning Sky, and I'll be reviewing Witchstruck and Witchfall next. Must do the next 9 reviews at least today!

Reviews Written: The Burning Sky.

Goal: 20 
Done: 1

Week 35 Reviews: Water Bound, Spirit Bound


From Goodreads:
Christine Feehan’s #1 New York Times bestselling Hidden Currents may have closed the Drake Sisters saga—which “brought paranormal romance to a new high”*--but it has opened the door to an all~new series of startling magic, mystery, and the soul~stirring elements of nature….

The last thing Lev Prakenskii remembered was being lost in the swirling currents of the ocean and getting sucked deeper into the nothingness of a freezing black eddy off the coastal town of Sea Haven. Just as quickly, just a miraculously, he was saved—pulled ashore by a beautiful stranger. But Lev has no memory of who he is—or why he seems to possess the violent instincts of a trained killer. All he knows is that he fears for his life, and for the life of his unexpected savior.


Her name is Rikki, a sea~urchin diver in Sea Haven. She has always felt an affinity for the ocean, and for the seductive pull of the tides. And now she feels drawn in the same way to the enigmatic man she rescued. But soon they will be bound by something even stronger, and their tantalizing secrets will engulf them both in a whirlpool of dizzying passion and inescapable danger.

From Goodreads:
Lethally sexy undercover agent Stefan Prakenskii knows a thousand ways to kill a man-and twice as many ways to pleasure a woman. So he's looking forward to his new mission: arrive in the coastal town of Sea Haven and insinuate himself in the life of Judith Henderson, an ethereal beauty with ties to the crime lord he's determined to trap...

My first review of Spirit Bound
My Review:
Dear publishers of Christine Feehan's books: Please make the font size just a tad bigger, in the future, because the current size of print makes it harder to read, and increases the chance that I'm going to take a break, because I'm worn out by reading the small font.

I loved the romance in these books! I mean, it's a staple in Christine Feehan books, along with mysteries, and yeah, both Rikki and Lev, and Judith and Stefan, work well together, and they work though their issues with each other, not all right away, but at a good, steady pace!

Rikki, and Lev, both have problems. She's haunted by all the deaths by fire that surround her, and he just doesn't remember who he is. We do, since I think most people read Hidden Currents before this book, that he's Ilya's brother, and he was the bodyguard to that evil guy, and yeah, that was just awesome to go through that!

I think my most favourite scene in Spirit Bound, was the weddings. They were small, secret, and sparely attended, but they were sweet, and all 4 of them got married, each to their respective person, and yeah, that was just so perfect!

I absolutely loved these books, and I can't wait to read Air Bound!

Author: Christine Feehan
Series: Sisters of the Heart #1, 2
First Read: November 8th, 2012
Read: August 29th, 29th, 2014
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Books!
Publisher: Jove Books
Published: July 27th 2012, January 1st 2012

Water Bound:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars








Spirit Bound:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 35 Review: MacRieve

From Goodreads:
In this pulse-pounding Immortals After Dark tale, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole delves into the darkest mysteries and deepest passions of Clan MacRieve. . .

A Beast In Torment

Uilleam MacRieve believed he’d laid to rest the ghosts of his boyhood. But when a brutal torture revives those ancient agonies and destroys his Lykae instinct, the proud Scot craves the oblivion of death. Until he finds her—a young human so full of spirit and courage that she pulls him back from the brink.

A Beauty In Chains

Seized for the auction block, Chloe Todd is forced to enter a terrifying new world of monsters and lore as a bound slave. When offered up to creatures of the dark, she fears she won’t last the night. Until she’s claimed by him—a tormented immortal with heartbreaking eyes, whose touch sets her blood on fire.

A Full Moon On The Rise 

With enemies circling, MacRieve spirits Chloe away to the isolated Highland keep of his youth. But once he takes her to his bed, his sensual mate becomes something more than human, evoking his savage past and testing his sanity. On the cusp of the full moon, can he conquer his worst nightmare to save Chloe . . . from himself?

My Review:
This was a fantastic book! And while the main enemy is the past, and the various issues that it's caused MacRieve, there was set up for future bad guys, and continuation of the set up bad guy in Shadow's Claim, which is awesome!

So yeah, Chloe's the daughter of like, the main leader of the Order. And he has 2 names, which it took having them close together for me to realize that he had to, because the last names, Todd, and the other, are very similar, and I wasn't really thinking about that. I knew that they meant her dad, so yeah, I didn't realize that!

We got to see a temporary truce between the VL (the good guys) and the PR (the bad guy) at the auction for Chloe, because she's a pretty good bargaining chip, and a lot of people were affected by the Order, and her dad is the only one left alive that they can actually harm.

Yeah, MacRieve's messed up, he was lured in, seduced/raped, at the age of 9. Because it was against his will, but she was a succubus, who feeds off of sex, so that plays into both parts of the above. Oh, and this went on for 4 years, until his mom found out, and even thought she was pregnant, went to confront the evil one, then got killed by another of the lady's lovers, and then his dad killed the succubus, and the next day, got a friend to kill him.

So yeah, he's scarred by that, so when Chloe turns out to be Cambion, which is half succubus, he freaks out. Add to that he was tortured by the Order? Their relationship has a lot of ups and downs! But he was helped out by Nix, who took him out, and then set him up to be captured, so that he and Chloe could be together. So she has another couple to think about her, to thank her for helping them get together-like worship for a god or goddess, which one of her sisters was thinking about, I believe Regin, in Pleasure of a Dark Prince.

Yeah, this was a pretty spectacular book, and it's set up, for his twin brother's book, which apparently is coming after Dark Skye which I can't wait to read next week, especially since one chapter is Nix's!

Author: Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #13
Read: August 29th, 2014
Source: Own
Reason Why: Love this series! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book!
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: November 26th 2013
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 35 Review: Stitching Snow

From Goodreads:
Princess Snow is missing.

Her home planet is filled with violence and corruption at the hands of King Matthias and his wife as they attempt to punish her captors. The king will stop at nothing to get his beloved daughter back—but that’s assuming she wants to return at all.

Essie has grown used to being cold. Temperatures on the planet Thanda are always sub-zero, and she fills her days with coding and repairs for the seven loyal drones that run the local mines.

When a mysterious young man named Dane crash-lands near her home, Essie agrees to help the pilot repair his ship. But soon she realizes that Dane’s arrival was far from accidental, and she’s pulled into the heart of a war she’s risked everything to avoid. With the galaxy’s future—and her own—in jeopardy, Essie must choose who to trust in a fiery fight for survival.

My Review:
I absolutely loved this book! It was just so incredible, and in such a great, detailed, unique world, and Essie had 2 pretty different, but both awesome and useful skills-mechanical building and code, and fighting. So yeah, right off the bat, she's a pretty kick ass character.

I really enjoyed her drones, the ones that she upgraded, because they had quirks, like Dimwit, who messed up tasks, but as Dane points out, Dimwit doesn't mess up the really important ones. He just accidentally melds his feet to the floor, or sets things on fire.

I loved all the different places that they went to, how they grew in each visit, learned new things, and yeah, at times, I wondered how there was going to be more story, because what I was reading 3/4's in, was pretty different from the first quarter. Which was just fantastic!

I really enjoyed her and Dane's relationship-it evolved from maybe friendship, to almost hatred, to understanding, to liking each other, falling in love, and yeah, having to juggle that with the responsibilities of leading a rebellion. It was really rather awesome!

Totally enjoyed this book, and what I'd love, is if there was a companion book, we could be in this universe again, see these characters again, but not disturb their happy ending, where they're at, because it's a pretty good place!

Author: R.C. Lewis
Read: August 28th, 2014
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Sounded good, and it's a 2014 Dystopia Book, 2014 Retelling Reading Challenge Book, DAC Book and a SAC 2014 Book!
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Expected Publication: October 14th 2014
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 35 Review: Foretold

From Goodreads:
It is written that three Sisters of Fate have the power to change the world's destiny. But only if they survive...

The Lockwood triplets have had the prophecy drummed into their heads since birth. Still, Raven, the eldest of the sisters, can't believe it's really happening. She's the reincarnation of a Norse goddess? One of the sisters is destined to die? When it starts snowing in summer in Florida, the sisters fear the worst has come to pass. Ragnarok, the Norse end of the world, has begun.

Raven finds herself the secret protector of Vanir, a boy with two wolves, a knowledge of Norse magic and a sense of destiny he can't quite explain. He's intense, sexy and equally determined to save her when it becomes clear someone is endangering them. Raven doesn't know if getting closer to him will make a difference in the coming battle, but her heart isn't giving her a choice.

Ahead of the sisters is the possibility of death at the hand of a warrior, death by snow, death by water or death by fire.

Or even from something else...

Sisters of Fate

The prophecy doesn't lie: one is doomed to die.

My Review:
This was a very excellent book! I mean, the first line is very catching, I mean, 3 days after the end of the world started, but compared to that, normal accidents still happening? Well, not so normal, because there's no such thing as coincidence when there's magic involved.

My one complaint is, that it almost seemed like they went from one bad thing to another, and usually that's OK, but in this book, it was just a smidgen harder to suspend reality for me, which really sucked, because it was really interesting and action packed, and it was just that bit harder to forget that it wasn't real, but that it was happening in a book.

And that's it. Because I loved everything else about this book, it was quick paced, and there was just such great romance, that they were pretty much instantly connected, and there was the mystery of who was doing this, if it was her mom. Because her mom has control over animals, and she used the spell/potion on other people before. But then her sisters are also thinking that their mom is with them, And then that it turns out that Loki's possessing their mom's body, and can travel really fast? I can't wait to read the next 2 books!

The magic, that was just great, and how she had to work to accept that the Norn's soul was a part of her, accepting her, using her name, and yeah, that was just the ticket to having more control, and making things easier, for when they go out to help her sisters!

I can't wait to read more of this series, because this book was just really fantastic!

Author: Rinda Elliott
Series: Sisters of Fate #1
Read: August 26th, 2014
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Sounded good, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book!
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: April 1st 2014
5/5 Hearts
4.5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 35 Review: Reborn

From Goodreads:
Return to the beloved world of Shadow Falls, a camp that teaches supernatural teens to harness their powers—and where a vampire named Della will discover who she’s meant to be.

For Della Tsang, Shadow Falls isn't just a camp: it's home. As a vampire who's never fit in with her human family, it's the one place she can truly be herself. But when a mysterious new guy arrives at camp, Della’s whole world is thrown into turmoil. Chase is a vampire with secrets, who knows more than he’s telling. But the more time she spends with him, the more she begins to trust this attractive stranger—and feel drawn to him. But romance is the last thing she wants—as she keeps telling Steve, the hunky shapeshifter who won’t stop trying to win her heart. And if Della isn't careful, he just might succeed.  When a new case puts everyone she cares about in danger, Della’s determined to do everything she can to save them . . . even if it means teaming up with Steve and Chase, who leave her more confused than ever. With their lives on the line, will Della and her friends survive—with their hearts intact?

My Review:
It was so great to read this book! I mean, we get to be in Della's head for the 3rd time, but this time, for a full length book, which yeah! More time in this world, this world that's growing, because we learn more about vampires, even Della, which is the point of the title, Reborn. It's very important to the book!

This book dealt with a few things. Like the discovery that her dad had an identical twin brother, and another sister (the other sister is the mom of her cousin, Chan, the one that accidentally turned her into a vampire) And yeah, this book dealt with Della's search for them.

And she learns that her one aunt was murdered, and her dad was the suspect, which means that it was most likely that her uncle killed her aunt. Which sucks for everyone, since Della was looking for family that knew about her being a vampire, and could accept it.

This book also dealt with her romantic issues, of Steve that she got pretty hot and heavy with in Saved at Sunrise, but then pushed away, again and again. Of Chase, the new vampire, the panty perv, who agitates her, who is very fast, and yeah, that's because's he's a Reborn, a vampire who's gone though the virus stuff twice, and has more power. And Della's a Reborn. So is Burnett.

Burnett and Holiday's baby is born! And Della is the one that deliver's her! And Hannah, named after Holiday's sister, is vampire dominate! And Della saved both Hannah, and Holiday's life. And Della starts to see a ghost, and then yeah, the ghost turns out to be Chan, who died of being Reborn, because not everybody, of the 6 or so of the families that are capable of doing so, survives it. Yeah.

Miranda has a lot of power! When they were at the funeral home that Chan and her uncle used, and it turned out to be a vampire slavery ring, and Miranda just turns them into kangaroos (just like she did to Burnett in Taken at Dusk!) and she did it without thought or preparation, and how the one guy was

This was a pretty spectacular book, and I can't wait to read Eternal!

Author: C.C. Hunter
Series: Shadow Falls: After Dark #1
Read: August 26th, 2014
Source: Own
Reason Why: Love the Shadow Hunter series, and it's a LLFL Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: May 20th 2014
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 35 Review: Breaking Point

From Goodreads:
After faking their deaths to escape from prison, Ember Miller and Chase Jennings have only one goal: to lay low until the Federal Bureau of Reformation forgets they ever existed.

Near-celebrities now for the increasingly sensationalized tales of their struggles with the government, Ember and Chase are recognized and taken in by the Resistance—an underground organization working to systematically take down the government. At headquarters, all eyes are on the sniper, an anonymous assassin taking out FBR soldiers one by one. Rumors are flying about the sniper’s true identity, and Ember and Chase welcome the diversion….

Until the government posts its most-wanted list, and their number one suspect is Ember herself.

Orders are shoot to kill, and soldiers are cleared to fire on suspicion alone. Suddenly Ember can’t even step onto the street without fear of being recognized, and “laying low” is a joke. Even members of the Resistance are starting to look at her sideways.

With Chase urging her to run, Ember must decide: Go into hiding…or fight back?

My Review:
This was a pretty great book! I wish that it hadn't taken me so long to read it, because I did enjoy reading it! It did have some awkward moments, like when Ember was worrying about the cost of the sniper, seeing how it was going to be bad for the common people, while the resistance of the Wayland Inn was celebrating, but yeah, just great!

I guessed that Cara was the sniper when it was mentioned that she was there in a city that the sniper struck at, and then the shell that Ember found, yeah, connect the dots, and yeah, it was kinda awesome for me when that was confirmed, but not for Ember, going around having people thing that she was the sniper, and then her actively telling the Chicago resistance, even though she wasn't. And then when she figured out some things about that, that she was the scapegoat, that Cara thanked her for that.

We got a few more characters, and some old ones, like Tucker, who was better in this book, though he caused Chase and Ember to be kicked out of Wayland Inn because they didn't want to work with him. And Ember was suspicious of him for most of the book.

We got to go back to their home town, and Ember remembered things from her past, with her mom, which was great, since she is an important part of Ember's life, dead or alive, and we got to see her friend again, running a safe house in Ember's old house. And they got to rescue Rebecca! Though that was hard, that she was pretty injured in her back, that she has trouble walking.

That ending! Devastation, plus the hope that there were some survivors! Can't wait to wait Three now!!! Can't wait to see if they're going to win against the horrible regime that's currently in place!

Author: Kristin Simmons
Series: Article 5 #2
Read: Augsut 24th, 2014
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Enjoyed the first book, and it's a 2014 Dystopia Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book!
Publisher: Tor Teen
Published: February 12th 2013
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
5/5 Stars