Thursday, December 29, 2011

Review: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1)Paperback, 293 pages
Published April 19th 2011 by Harlequin


                      
                            
            
                       Summery:
It's always been just Kate and her mom—and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.
Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld—and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.
Kate is sure he's crazy—until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.



                    




                                                              My review:
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter caught my interest on the very first page. The Goddess Test  revolves girl named Kate who is trying to deal with the fact that her mother has terminal cancer and doesn't have very long left to live. Her mother wants to move back to her home  town "Eden,Michigan" to live out her last days and Kate wants her mom to be happy, so they move to Eden. While there Kate has to juggle with  her mother's illness, a new town, and new kids at school. When she gets invited to a party she thinks that maybe things may be turning around ...until everything goes horribly wrong. She finds herself thrown into a place where no one is who they seem and every decision she makes could be a test that has serious outcomes. This story is laced with Greek Mythology, Betrayal,Love, and Loss. This debut novel is most definitely a MUST READ!!!  This is the first Greek mythology book I've read and I can't wait to read more!                      

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (7)

All That Bleeds (Etherlin, #1)
All That Bleeds
Author: Kimberly Frost
Release Date: January 3rd 2012
Publisher: Berkley
 
 
Summery:
As the last heiress of the House of North, Alissa knows that striking up a secret friendship with a half-vampire enforcer is dangerous, but Merrick is a temptation she can't resist. But when Alissa is kidnapped, Merrick proves that he will do anything to protect the woman who tempts him with her very existence.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Review: The Vampire Hunter's Daughter Part 1 by Jennifer Malone Wright

The Vampire Hunter's Daughter (The Vampire Hunter's Daughter #1)Kindle Edition
Published August 10th 2011

      Summery:
Fourteen-year-old Chloe witnesses her mother’s murder at the hands of a vampire. Before the vampire can kidnap her, there is an unexpected rescue by a group of vampire hunters. Overwhelmed by the feeling of safety, Chloe passes out and they whisk her away to their small community.

When Chloe wakes, she comes face to face with the only other living relative, besides her mother, whom she has ever met: her grandfather. Chloe’s mother kept her hidden from the family; now, Chloe tries to unveil the family secrets.

Through her grandfather, she learns her mother was a vampire hunter. In fact, her entire family is descended from the powerful bloodlines of vampire hunters. Chloe agrees to join the family she has never known for one reason only: Chloe vows to kill the vampire responsible for her mother’s murder.

With vengeance in her soul, Chloe is even more determined to follow through on her vow when she discovers the true identity of her enemy and how he is connected to her.
                                                             
                                                                  
                                                                 My review:
The Vampire Hunter's Daughter revolves around a 14 year old girl named Chloe Kallistrate she went through a horrible tragedy, vampires killed her mother right in front of her and to make matters worse they are after her because  she is the daughter of a very powerful vampire and her farther wants her  because she is very special (half vampire/half human) her mother has been trying to keep her safe from and very far away from Trevor (Chloe's farther) who she once loved.The day her mother died  she was saved by vampire hunters,she soon finds out that her mother was a vampire hunter also and kept her hidden in secret for her own safety. She finds out she is mixed with vampire and vampire hunters blood, something that is rare and unheard of, she sets it as her mission to become the powerful vampire hunter she was meant to be so she can revenge her mother's death. I loved this book!!! It reminds me of The Strange Angels series a little and that is one of my favorite series can't not wait to start part 2.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (6)

The Storyteller
Author: Antonia Michaelis
Release Date: January 1st 2012
Publisher: Amulet Books

Summery:
Anna and Abel couldn’t be more different. They are both seventeen and in their last year of school, but while Anna lives in a nice old town house and comes from a well-to-do family, Abel, the school drug dealer, lives in a big, prisonlike tower block at the edge of town. Anna is afraid of him until she realizes that he is caring for his six-year-old sister on his own. Fascinated, Anna follows the two and listens as Abel tells little Micha the story of a tiny queen assailed by dark forces. It’s a beautiful fairy tale that Anna comes to see has a basis in reality. Abel is in real danger of losing Micha to their abusive father and to his own inability to make ends meet. Anna gradually falls in love with Abel, but when his “enemies” begin to turn up dead, she fears she has fallen for a murderer. Has she?
Award-winning author Antonia Michaelis moves in a bold new direction with her latest novel: a dark, haunting, contemporary story that is part mystery, part romance, and part melodrama.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (9)


  • 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!
                                                           
                                                                 My Teaser:
James slammed the book shut, and I jumped. "Maybe so." said James, but it doesn't change the fact that you agreed to marry a complete stranger."
                                                      
                                                       Page 54 of 382 (Paperback)
                                                    
                                                              The Goddess Test
                                                              (Goddess Test #1)
The Goddess Test
Author: Amiee Carter
Published: April 19th 2011
Publisher: Harlequin

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (5)

Undeadly (The Reaper Diaries, #1)
Author:Michele Vail
Release Date:February 28th 2012
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen

Summery:The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird...

Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper—and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath.

Within days, she’s shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath. Who seems to hate her guts.

Rath will be watching closely to be sure she completes her first assignment-reaping Rick, the boy who should have died. The boy she still wants to be with.

To make matters worse, students at the academy start turning up catatonic, and accusations fly—against Molly. The only way out of this mess? To go through hell. Literally

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (8)

  • 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!
                                                           
                                                                    My Teaser:
Yet gasps changed to screams as she plummeted down,down, headfirst,air rushing past. In that split-second, her joy flashed into panic. The net's gone! The ground rushed up and she flailed wildly. I'm going to die! Then the floor split open jagged and deep. From the fissure, flames shot up, straight at her. The heat slapped her face as she kept falling, straight into hell
                                                      
                                                              Page 3 of 382 (ARC)
                                                    
                                                                   Unleashed
                                                     (Wolf Springs Chronicles #1)
Unleashed (Wolf Springs Chronicles, #1)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

In My Mailbox (5)

In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie and created by Kristi at The Story Siren.

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Review: Matched by Ally Condie



Matched (Matched, #1)Hardcover, 366 pages
Published November 30th 2010 by Dutton Juvenile
 
                                                                            







                               My review:
Matched, by Ally Condie, is the story of a young girl who is suddenly handed forbidden words. Cassie has always followed the rules, wanted what was laid out for her, and anticipated a content life in Society. Until the day of her seventeenth birthday, when she attends her Matching Banquet. At first, everything goes even better than she expected. She is paired up with her childhood friend, and although she initially feels cheated of the mystery of romance from a stranger, she realizes that he is a standard by which she would have judged any other boy. Then everything changes, when there is a computer glitch showing her Match to be someone else - someone she wouldn't have otherwise considered. In addition to that, her Grandfather, just about to pass away on his 80th birthday, shares a poem which stirs up emotions she's never felt before.

As the summer progresses, Cassie learns about real life and love and discovers a seemlingly hopeless struggle for independence and survival that's been going on around her throughout her whole life. In a world where everyone's life is measured and planned and directed, does she have any real choices to make?

The author uses the unfolding romance in this story to draw a picture of an emerging mind. As Cassie discovers who she is, she also finds out that the what and why of her life are not what she thought they were.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Whats Coming This Week? (5)

Paperback:



The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion, by Mark Cotta Vaz.

Invisible Terror Collection, by Bill Myers.
Dark Power Collection, by Bill Myers.
Will, by Maria Boyd.


Hardback:



Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll.
Morning Glories, Volume 1, by Joe Eisma.
The Crazy Things Girls Do for Love, by Dyan Sheldon.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Cover Reveal: Embrace by Jessica Shirvington

Embrace by Jessica Shirvington will be released on March 1, 2012 from Sourcebooks Fire.
 
 
Violet Eden is dreading her seventeenth birthday dinner. After all, it’s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother’s death. The one bright spot is that Lincoln will be there. Sexy, mature and aloof, he is Violet’s idea of perfection. But why does he seem so reluctant to be anything more than a friend?

After he gives her the world’s most incredible kiss – and then abandons her on her front doorstep – Violet is determined to get some answers. But nothing could have prepared her for Lincoln’s explanation: he is Grigori – part angel and part human – and Violet is his eternal partner.

Without warning, Violet’s world is turned upside down. She never believed in God, let alone angels. But there’s no denying the strange changes in her body ... and her feelings for Lincoln. Suddenly, she can’t stand to be around him. Luckily, Phoenix, an exiled angel, has come into her life. He’s intense and enigmatic, but at least he never lied to her. As Violet gets caught up in an ancient battle between dark and light, she must choose her path. The wrong choice could cost not only her life, but her eternity...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (7)

  • 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!
                                                                 My Teaser:
The blanket catches my foot and I nearly fall before Adam reaches out to me again. “Juliette—”
“You can’t t-touch me.” My breathing is shallow and hard to swallow, my fingers shaking so fast I clench them into a fist. “You can’t touch me. You can’t.” My eyes are trained at the door.
He’s on his feet. “Why not?”
                                                  Page 40 of 352 (Hardcover)
                                                                

                                                                   Shatter Me 
                                                                (Shatter Me #1)

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
Author:Tahereh Mafi
Published:November 15th 2011
Publisher: Harper/HarperCollins
                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                   



                                                              



Sunday, December 4, 2011

Whats Coming This Week? (4)

Paperback:



Reckoning / Full Circle / Night's Child (Sweep Series #13, #14 & #15), by Cate Tiernan.
Obsidian (Lux Series #1), by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
Tricks, by Ellen Hopkins.
Winging It: The Dragon Diaries, by Deborah Cooke.
Surrender, by Lee Nichols.
The Lying Game (Lying Game Series #1), by Sara Shepard.
Entice (Need Series #3), by Carrie Jones.
Slice of Cherry, by Dia Reeves.
Fixing Delilah, by Sarah Ockler.
Wither (Chemical Garden Series #1), by Lauren DeStefano.
Dragons in the Waters, by Madeleine L'Engle.
Grace, by Elizabeth Scott.
Cryer's Cross, by Lisa McMann.


Hardback:


Clockwork Prince Exclusive Edition (Infernal Devices Series #2), by Cassandra Clare.
The Fire (Witch and Wizard Series #3), by James Patterson.
Ruthless (Pretty Little Liars #10), by Sara Shepard.
Deadly Little Voices (Touch Series #4), by Laurie Faria Stolarz.
Shattered Souls, by Mary Lindsey.
Winter Town, by Stephen Emond.
The Probability of Miracles, by Wendy Wunder.

In My Mailbox (4)

In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie and created by Kristi at The Story Siren.
Review:

Borrowed:

Won:

Friday, December 2, 2011

Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey giveaway at Best Books Blog!

                                                         Best Books Giveaway!

A thrilling debut story of death, love, destiny and danger


Lenzi hears voices and has visions - gravestones, floods, a boy with steel gray eyes. Her boyfriend, Zak, can't help, and everything keeps getting louder and more intense. Then Lenzi meets Alden, the boy from her dreams, who reveals that she's a reincarnated Speaker - someone who can talk to and help lost souls - and that he has been her Protector for centuries.


Now Lenzi must choose between her life with Zak and the life she is destined to lead with Alden. But time is running out: a malevolent spirit is out to destroy Lenzi, and he will kill her if she doesn't make a decision soon.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Book Vacation's Blog is having an awesome giveaway for some awesome books!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (4)

Eternal Starling (Emblem of Eternity, #1)
Author: Angela Corbett
Release Date: December 6, 2011
Publisher: Pendrell Publishing
Available: Amazon / Barnes&Noble

Summary:Evie Starling has lived a relatively uneventful life hanging out with friends, gossiping about boys, and driving her 1966 Mustang. All of that changes when she moves to Gunnison, Colorado, to start college and meets two mysterious men.

For centuries, Alex Night and Emil Stone have yearned for Evie—but they each have their own reasons for wanting to be with her. When both men claim to be her soul mate and tell her about an unbelievable past, Evie learns that she’s not the person she thought she was. Soon, Evie finds herself in the middle of an age-old battle between the Amaranthine Society—the soul protectors, and the Daevos Resistance—the soul destroyers. With a past she doesn’t understand, and a future rife with danger, Evie has to decide who she can trust. But Alex and Emil aren’t the only ones who want Evie, and her soul is about to become the rope in an eternal tug-of-war.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (6)

  • 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!
                                                                 My Teaser:
Because I know that I can never open the paper again. I have to get rid of it. Sitting here next to Ky, drinking in the sun with my skin, my mind is clear - and I let myself realize what the sound in the woods meant earlier. That Sharp, stick-snapping sound. 
Someone saw me.


Ky takes a breath, leans in closer. "I saw you."

                                                                     
                                                     Page 101 of 366 (Hardcover)



                                                      Matched by Ally Condie  
                                                             (Matched #1)                                                                       
Matched (Matched, #1)
                                              Author: Ally Condie                                               
                                             Published:November 30th 2010
                                             Publisher:Dutton Juvenile                             
                                             

Sunday, November 27, 2011

In My Mailbox (3)

In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie and created by Kristi at The Story Siren.

Whats Coming This Week? (3)

Paperback:


Kiss of Frost (Mythos Academy Series #2), by Jennifer Estep.
The Truth of the Matter (The Homelanders Series #3), by Andrew Klavan.
Across the Universe (Across the Universe Series #1), by Beth Revis.

Hardback:

Legend, by Marie Lu.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Books I'm Thankful For

Beth Revis is hosting one giant give away this month! I normally don't get too excited about giveaways, but 19 signed books...worth checking out!  Click below to find out more.



The series that I'm most grateful for would be THE TWILIGHT  SAGA by Stephenie Meyer. 
I'm thankful for The Twilight Saga because they really got me back into reading.Before Twilight I had no clue about YA books.And now I've read so many amazing YA books and have so many more to read its insane.I just wanted to say Thank you Stephenie Meyer for writing the Twilight Saga its changed my life and brought me into the world of books and into all kinds of amazing new worlds and cultures to learn about.