Saturday, 29 September 2012

Stacking The Shelves

Stacking The Shelves
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 I didn't get any books since the last Stacking The Shelves post, until this past week (crazy I know!) I've been busy trying to get through the books on my TBR (to be read) pile so I didn't buy any new books till yesterday when I found 'Confessions of a Murder Suspect' , 'Covet'  and 'Defiance' at Walmart and couldn't help myself :") I already read and reviewed Covet but since I loved it SO much and I have the paperback copy of the first book, I HAD to get the 2nd one. The rest I got for review!

For Review:
Something of a Kind by Miranda Wheeler
Blood Twist (Eris Coven Novel #2) by Bonnie Wheeler
*A HUGE thanks to these authors for letting me read and review these!*

For Review: 
 As I Close My Eyes by Sarah DiCello
Amulet of Elusion by Katie Johnson
*Another huge thanks to these authors for letting me read and review these!*

Defiance by C.J. Redwine
Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson
Covet by Melissa Darnell

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

♥Wishlist Wednesday♥

Taking Chances by Molly McAdams

Kindle Edition
Release Date: September 1rst/2012

Pages:  331


Order Now: Amazon

What It's About!

Eighteen year old Harper has grown up under her career Marine of a father's thumb. Ready to live life her own way and experience things she's only ever heard of from the jarheads in her father's unit; she's on her way to college at San Diego State University.

Thanks to her new roommate, Harper is introduced to a world of parties, gorgeous guys, family and emotions. Some she wasn't expecting yet, and others she never knew she was missing.

She finds herself being torn in two as she quickly falls in love with her boyfriend Brandon, and her roommate's brother Chase. Covered in tattoos, known for fighting in the Underground and ridiculously muscled...they're exactly what she was always warned to stay away from, but just what she needs. Despite their dangerous looks and histories, both adore and would do anything for Harper, including stepping back if it means she's happy.

Her first year away is turning out to be near perfect, but one weekend of giving in to heated passion will change everything.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Covet Review

Covet by Melissa Darnell

Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Release Date: September 25th/2012
Pages: 488
Order Now: Book Depository|Amazon 
*An ARC was provided by Netgalley for review*

What It's About!

Dangerous to be together. Painful to be apart.Savannah Colbert knows she broke up with Tristan Coleman for the right reasons. Most of all, to keep from killing him with her new vampire abilities. But try telling her heart. Now, lost in a sea of hostile Clann faces, Sav tries to come to terms with what she's becoming and what that means for her future. And that someone is doing their best to bully her into making a terrible mistake.

Tristan can't believe Sav won't even talk to him. If being apart is her decision, fine. Just don't expect him to honor it. But even as he prepares to fight for the girl he loves, forces beyond their control take them both in directions neither could have foreseen or prepared for. A reckoning is coming… and not everyone will survive.


Covet was so amazing, it almost literally blew my mind with how good it was. Unlike with Crave, Covet had no slow or boring parts, everything that was happening smoothly went from one event to the other and there was always something holding my attention, making me HAVE to turn to the next page. There are so many turning of events, it made for such a good book. At the end of Crave, Savannah was just finding out about her vampire side. In this book we see Savannah go through the transition from human to vampire, with new changes happening around every corner.

Tristan is also back in this book, only there isn't as much of him as there was in Crave. It's still all fireworks and sparks between him and Savannah, though they can't be together like before. I see why the author did it this way, having them not being able to be together, but I still would have loved them to be able to be together. I missed having Tristan and Savannah together as a couple, though they may or may not find a way around it. Can't tell you ;)  So many things and events happened that I don't know what else to say without totally giving something away, so I'm just gonna leave it at that.

Covet was almost 10 times more amazing than Crave. And I loved Crave, so that's saying something! It is definitely not your typical vampire/supernatural/paranormal series, it's much better. Even if you have read Crave and didn't care for it, you for sure have to give Covet a try, it's MUCH better than the first book. 



Sunday, 23 September 2012

Cover Reveal!

Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: December 11th
Pages: 452

What It's About!

No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger... and they know i

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Book Reveal!

The Athena Effect by Derrolyn Anderson

Publisher: Smashwords
Release Date: August 30th/2012
Pages: 221
Format: eBook
Order now: Smashwords

Derrolyn Anderson is also the author of the Marina's Tales series. This is her latest book. It looks amazing, I think people will really like it! You can check out her website here.

What It's About!

Country girl Cal has been kept a secret her entire life, raised in isolation by two very troubled people. Despite her parent’s disturbing fits, Cal is perfectly content, living at one with the nature that surrounds her, and finding adventure inside the pages of her beloved books. When an awful tragedy tears her away from her remote cabin in the woods, nothing she’s ever read has prepared her for a world that she knows very little about.

Girls and motorcycles are what bad-boy Cal’s life is all about. Brought up in a raucous party house by his biker brother, he’s free to do as he pleases, going through the motions on his final days of high school. Aimless, Cal stopped thinking about his future a long time ago.

Attacked by a gang of thugs while running an errand for his brother, Cal is in serious trouble until a fierce girl appears out of nowhere to intervene. She chases off three grown men, sparing Cal a brutal beating before disappearing into the night like a spirit. He can’t stop thinking about his mysterious rescuer, and when she turns out to be the weird new girl at school who goes out of her way to avoid him, he can’t contain his curiosity.

He’s never met anyone like her before, and the more he learns about the unusual girl who shares his nickname, the more he wants to know. Cal can’t help falling for Cal, but can he keep her from falling victim to a dangerous enemy from her parent’s tragic past?

Friday, 21 September 2012

Cover Reveal!

Abandon by Elana Johnson

Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: N/A
Pages: N/A

What It's About!

Seduced by power,
Broken by control,
and consumed by love...

Vi has made her choice between Jag and Zenn, and the Resistance may have suffered for it. But with the Thinkers as strong as ever, the rebels still have a job to do. Vi knows better than anyone that there's more at stake than a few broken hearts.

But there is a traitor among them...and the choices he makes could lead to the total destruction of everything Vi has fought for.

Vi, Jag, and Zenn must set their problems aside for the Resistance to have any hope of ending the Thinkers' reign. Their success means everything...and their failure means death.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Linger Review

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Publisher:  Scholastic Press
Release Date: July 13th/2010
Pages: 360
What It's About!

In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack. And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.


I loved Shiver, but Linger let me down. After all the hype over these books I think my expectations drown out what was actually happening with the book. It's very well written, but between the slowness and constant switching of too many characters, most I didn't even really care about, it took me FOREVER to finish this book. It took a couple months MONTHS of picking it up and putting it aside again to read other books, then going back to Linger again. And again.

I wanted to love it the way I did with the first book, but I just couldn't. I was so looking forward to more Sam and Grace and unfortunately there was just too many characters getting in the way of the one story I actually cared to read about. This book just didn't flow as well as the first one. I have to say, though, I wasn't expecting to happen to Grace what did happen, but it did make a good twist to the story. I honestly don't know if I'll ever pick up the last book, from what everyone has told me it's way different than the rest of the series and it was hard enough getting through this book as it was. I gave it a 3/5 for the fact it's so well written and Grace and Sam were in it.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

♥Wishlist Wednesday♥

Everbound by Brodi Ashton

Publisher: Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins
Release Date: January 22nd/2013
Pages:  384
Order Now: Book Depository|Amazon 

What It's About!

Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity — a debt that should’ve been hers. She’s living a borrowed life, and she doesn’t know what to do with the guilt. And every night Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away.

Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who wants to make her his queen — and the one person least likely to help. But his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to assist her in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself.

Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than they’d anticipated — and more deadly. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack — even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.

In this enthralling sequel to Everneath, Brodi Ashton tests the bonds of destiny and explores the lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Book Reveal!

Stitch by Samantha Durante 

Published by Samantha Durante 
Pages: 314
Release Date: August 1rst/2012

What It's About!

Her heart races, her muscles coil, and every impulse in Alessa's body screams at her to run... but yet she's powerless to move.

Still struggling to find her footing after the sudden death of her parents, the last thing college freshman Alessa has the strength to deal with is the inexplicable visceral pull drawing her to a handsome ghostly presence. In between grappling with exams and sorority soirees - and disturbing recurring dreams of being captive in a futuristic prison hell - Alessa is determined to unravel the mystery of the apparition who leaves her breathless. But the terrifying secret she uncovers will find her groping desperately through her nightmares for answers.

Because what Alessa hasn't figured out yet is that she's not really a student, the object of her obsession is no ghost, and her sneaking suspicions that something sinister is lurking behind the walls of her university's idyllic campus are only just scratching the surface...

The opening installment in a twist-laden trilogy, Stitch spans the genres of paranormal romance and dystopian sci-fi to explore the challenges of a society in transition, where morality, vision, and pragmatism collide leaving the average citizen to suffer the results.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Supernaturally Review

Supernaturally by Kiersten White

Publisher:  HarperTeen
Release Date:  July 26th/2011
Pages: 336
What It's About!

Evie finally has the normal life she’s always longed for. But she’s shocked to discover that being ordinary can be...kind of boring. Just when Evie starts to long for her days at the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she’s given a chance to work for them again. Desperate for a break from all the normalcy, she agrees.

But as one disastrous mission leads to another, Evie starts to wonder if she made the right choice. And when Evie’s faerie ex-boyfriend Reth appears with devastating revelations about her past, she discovers that there’s a battle brewing between the faerie courts that could throw the whole supernatural world into chaos. The prize in question? Evie herself.

So much for normal.

What a GREAT book! I was in a bit of a reading slump until I read this and it totally got me out of it. I read the first book a while back and I remember enjoying it but I think I liked Supernaturally better. I liked being introduced to a few new characters, especially Jack. He really made it interesting. I was so back and forth and torn between loving him and wanting to rip his eyeballs out for being such a jerk! At first I didn't like him, I just thought he was probably trouble and up to no good, then I loved him. But then when things got tough he'd bugger off and leave Evie to fend for herself which would just piss me off and put me back to my first reaction of not liking him.

I didn't like Lend as much in this book until the very end. He seemed a bit uptight and not very understanding but at the same time I could see his point. But still. Surprisingly, I actually liked Reth. I hated him in the last book, he was just so creepy but in this book he seemed to be really looking out for Evie in a way. It made him not so creepy.

Supernaturally was such an enjoyable read, between the characters, the action and the mystery, I couldn't put it down unless I HAD to. I couldn't wait to get to the end of the book to find out where all the new paranormals were coming from, though I loved the mystery of it all throughout the book. As soon as I out down Supernaturally, I grabbed Endlessly right away, I just wasn't ready to leave Evie's world yet.


Sunday, 9 September 2012

Avalon eBooks

I am happy to announce that the Avalon series by Rachel Roberts are now available in eBook format!

 Premier Digital Publishing has launched the eBooks of the tween sensation "Avalon Web of Magic" by Rachel Roberts. Avalon: Web of Magic series that features a magical and adventurous storyline, with positive messages for young people ages 8-12. The twelve-book series stars three teenage girls Kara, Emily, Adriane and their animal friends that centers on themes of friendship, triumph over adversity and love for nature.

The Avalon series has also been made into a Manga series (Japanese-style comics), a line of toys, merchandise and clothing, as well as a feature film due out 2013. You can find out more about Avalon at:


Thursday, 6 September 2012

Temptation Review

 Rating: ♥♥♥

Publisher:  Harlequin Teen
Release Date: June 26th/2012
Pages: 383
*A copy was provided by the author for review*
What It's About!
Your heart misleads you.  
That's what my friends and family say.  But I love Noah. And he loves me.  
 We met and fell in love in the sleepy farming community of Meadowview, while we rode our horses together through the grassy fields and in those moments in each other's arms. It should be  ROSE & NOAH  forever, easy. But it won't be.
 Because he's Amish. And I'm not.


I love the idea of Temptation. It's about a regular girl and an Amish boy, and of course they're forbidden to be together, for Amish people are very close-knit in their community, and cannot date or "court" outside, regular people. This book had so much potential and a really good story line, but it didn't quit meet that potential. The characters, especially the two main ones, Rose and Noah, were very realistic and believable. So was the story. However, the main and only point of the whole book is Rose and Noah's forbidden love and fascination with each other.

I really enjoyed reading Temptation until about the middle of the book when I realized the story didn't feel like it was moving forward. I think this book could have been so amazing if it had other elements weaved into the story aside from Rose and Noah, and then have it all come together at the end, then have something bigger that leads to the next novel in the series. The novel started out so good but eventually, the concept got old and boring and just could not hold my interest for more than 10-15 mins at a time before I had to take a break from reading.

I DID like the relationship between Rose and Noah and the insight I got to see through Noah's eyes about how the Amish work. They are very strict in their rules and beliefs. I love watching some of the Amish shows that have been on tv lately so I was really excited when I got the chance to read Temptation. Unfortunately, the tv shows won out over the book. I'm not saying the book was horrible, I just think it didn't meet its full potential, and could have been a little better. It's definitely a good read if you like the slower books full of infatuation and some romance.

  Order Now: Book Depository|Amazon 

Sunday, 2 September 2012

♥Cover Candie of the Month♥

This Month's Cover Candie-Blood Debt by Nancy Straight
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release Date: July 15th/2012
Pages: 304
Format: eBook
What It's About!
Her whole life, it had just been the two of them. Before her mother’s last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. But nothing comes without a price, as she discovers when her family claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a centaur touched by Zeus.

As she learns the secrets of her Centaur bloodline, she is drawn into a forbidden love with Drake. Her life may be the blood debt required to pay for her mother’s transgressions. The same person who once held her mother captive, and forced her into decades of hiding, now controls Camille. Her only chance is to seek a piece of her mother’s past that will win her freedom and the life she desperately wants.
Enter to win a copy! -Contest ends September 5th/2012-  

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