Wednesday, 30 November 2011

December Blog

Christmas Hits the Blog!

So for the whole month of December, the blog is going to be Christmasfied! :)
Hope you all enjoy the holidays and get a lot of new books from Santa in your stockings!

 One of my most favourite Christmas albums to listen to during the Holidays, is Taylor Swift's Christmas album Sounds of the Season!  
~What's yours?~



Got my copy of The Secret of Spruce Knoll by Heather McCorkle in the mail today!!! I was pleasantly surprised when all the extra goodies fell out of it!

♥Cover Candie of the Week♥

~I decided instead of just posting a pic of the Candie Cover of the Week, I'm gonna do a post for it also, with the cover and what it's about, as well as still having the cover up on the right hand side of the blog. Hope you enjoy this week's Cover Candie!~

Brave New Love: 15 Dystopian Tales of Desire by a lot of authors-click here to see the list on

Release Date: March 6th/2012
390 pages

What It's About! 

Young love has always had its challenges, but even so, the world falling apart at its seams is a pretty big obstacle. This stellar collection dystopian tales explores survival of the fittest in terms of love, passion, and humanity. When the survival of the human race is at stake, what will it take for the bond between two people to hold strong together?

Featuring some of the most well known and best-selling names of the dystopian genre, as well as the hottest up-and-coming authors, this anthology includes works from Jeanne Du Prau (City of Ember), Carrie Ryan (The Forest of Hands and Teeth), Diana Peterfreund (Rampant), Jesse Karp (Those That Wake), Kiera Cass (The Selection), Andrew Smith, and William Sleator (The Boy Who Wouldn't Die).

Cover Reveal!

Touching the Surface by Kimberly Sabatini

Release Date: Sept 2012
*pages unknown*

What It's About!
Life altering mistakes are meant to alter lives… When Elliot dies for the third time, she knows this is her last shot. There are no fourth-timers in this afterlife, so one more chance is all she has to get things right. But before she can move on to her next life, Elliot will be forced to face her past and delve into the painful memories she’d rather keep buried. Memories of people she’s hurt, people she’s betrayed…and people she’s killed. As she pieces together the mistakes of her past, Elliot must earn the forgiveness of her best friend and reveal the truth about herself to the two boys she loves…even if it means losing them both forever.

Monday, 28 November 2011


  For Review:

  Destined by Jessie Harrell 
Guardian by Gillian Joy

What It's About!

When Psyche receives a prophecy gone horribly wrong, she learns that even the most beautiful girl in Greece can have a hideous future. Her fate? Fall in love with the one creature even the gods fear.

As she feels herself slipping closer into the arms of the prophecy, Psyche must choose between the terrifyingly tender touch she feels almost powerless to resist and the one constant she's come to expect out of life: you cannot escape what is destined. 

What It's About!

Headstrong and determined, Hannah always knew that she would become the Guardian. She was the keeper and the protector of all supernatural beings. What she didn't expect was that it would mean she would have to endure the agonizing death of her mother first hand as their supernatural connection brings her to her knees, or that it would mean that she could never be with the man she loved.
Blond haired, blue eyed Gabriel was her handsome childhood friend, but would circumstances prevent her from ever being able to explore her true feelings for him?
Jesse, the dark alluring but incorrigible vampire would give anything to be with her, but as the guardian Hannah is forbidden to fall in love with the supernatural.
With her life in turmoil over her conflicting emotions about Gabriel and Jesse and her frustration at being unable to exact revenge for her mother’s horrific death, Hannah flees her life in an attempt to start over. But can we ever really escape from ourselves?
There is no escape...

My Thoughts: 
I am ssooooo so excited that I got these books for review! They both look amazing, I've wanted to read Destined since it was first out in the blogsphere, but I'm just as excited to read Guardian! Thanks again to Gillian Joy and Jessie Harrell for letting me read and review them!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Upcoming 2012 Release

Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby

Release Date: Feb 28th/2012
272 pages

What It's About!

Meet Josephine Foster, or Zo Jo as she’s called in the biz. The best pint-sized photographer of them all, Jo doesn’t mind doing what it takes to get that perfect shot, until she’s sent on an undercover assignment to shoot Ned Hartnett—teen superstar and the only celebrity who’s ever been kind to her—at an exclusive rehabilitation retreat in Boston. The money will be enough to pay for Jo’s dream: real photography classes, and maybe even quitting her paparazzi gig for good. Everyone wants to know what Ned’s in for. But Jo certainly doesn’t know what she’s in for: falling in love with Ned was never supposed to be part of her assignment.


Touch Of Power Review

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

A copy was provided for review

Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan assumes their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Territories, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.
Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. Their leader, an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his own, is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince—leader of a campaign against her people. As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Because the price of peace may well be her life...

I was attached to this book from beginning to end! It was kind of surprising, I had tried reading Maria's Poison Study a long time ago, but could never really get into it, so I was really unsure about this novel but thought I'd give it a whirl anyway. Seriously, best book EVER! Well, least that I've read lately! This book was such an adventure, there's always something going on or happening. 

Avry is one of my most favorite characters, she never complains, even when she's close to dieing. She cried a few times but I cried right along with her! She starts off on her own, running for her life, healing children and babies when she can. Then she gets caught by the people and is to be executed the next day. This and a few other things all happen within the first chapter! Right away it's a whirlwind all in itself. The rest of the book never slows down, it was such a ride, I loved every minute of it. I especially loved how Kerrick started out as a cranky, no-fun, stick-in-the-mud, then slowly turns around and there may or may not be a little somethin' between Kerrick and Avry. This book is definitely at the top of my fav book list, for sure.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Cover Reveal!

The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

Release Date: May 8th, 2012
304 pages

What It's About!

Seventeen-year-old Gene struggles to survive in a society where humans have been eaten to near extinction by the general population. When Gene is chosen to participate in the government-sponsored hunt for the remaining humans, he must learn the art of the hunt but also elude his fellow hunters whose suspicions about his true human nature are growing.


For Review: Angel Evolution by David Estes

Bought: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi


Wednesday, 23 November 2011


Just thought I would do a quick post on what I received today! In the mail, I finally received my copy of Mercy by Rebecca Lim that I bought from the book depository, and got The Princess of Iowa from Netgalley!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Bloodrose Chapter One Teaser!

                 Click the photo above and read the entire first chapter of      Bloodrose, Nightshade #3! The book hits stores January 3rd/2012.

For those of you who have read the first 2 books in the trilogy, are you Team Ren or Team Shay?? I am SO Team Shay!! ♥

Monday, 21 November 2011


I hadn't wanted to go, but my parents were so excited…. So here I am, the new girl at Manderley, a true fish out of water. But mine's not the name on everyone's lips. Oh, no.
It's Becca Normandy they can't stop talking about. Perfect, beautiful Becca. She went missing at the end of last year, leaving a spot open at Manderley-the spot that I got. And everyone acts like it's my fault that infallible, beloved Becca is gone and has been replaced by not perfect, completely fallible, unknown Me.
Then, there's the name on my lips-Max Holloway. Becca's ex. The one boy I should avoid, but can't. Thing is, it seems like he wants me, too. But the memory of Becca is always between us. And as much I'm starting to like it at Manderley, I can't help but think she's out there, somewhere, watching me take her place.
Waiting to take it back.

Dancergirl by





A friend posted a video of me dancing online, and now I’m no longer Alicia Ruffino. I’m dancergirl. And suddenly it’s like me against the world—everyone’s got opinions.
My admirers want more, the haters hate, my best friend Jacy—even he’s acting weird. And some stalker isn’t content to just watch anymore. 
Ali. dancergirl. Whatever you know me as, however you’ve seen me online, I’ve trained my whole life to be the best dancer I can be. But if someone watching has their way, I could lose way more than just my love of dancing. I could lose my life.

Mesmerize by Artist Arthur (Book #5)

You can’t move forward until you deal with the past…

Starting over is nothing new to diplomat’s daughter Lindsey Yi. She’s grown up changing schools the way other girls change clothes. Still, moving to Lincoln, Connecticut, is different. Although she’s still reeling from the loss of her parents in an accident, Lindsey is finally in a place that feels like home. Because here, Lindsey’s ability to read other people’s thoughts doesn’t make her weird. It makes her one of the Mystyx.

When Dylan Murphy—hot, popular and a senior—starts to notice her, things get serious, fast. But even as she’s figuring out how she really feels, the Mystyx realize that they’re not the only supernaturals in town. There
are other gifted teens who have different motives. And they are hoping to get close enough to the Mystyx to convert them—and the world—to Darkness…


Sunday, 20 November 2011

Upcoming Release!

Catching Jordan by

What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though-she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys, and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university. But now there's a new guy in town who threatens her starting position... suddenly she's hoping he'll see her as more than just a teammate.

Worth a Look!

The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams

Released: Oct 25th/2011
307 pages

Buy The Book Now at The Book Depository, Free Delivery World Wide

My Thoughts:
I just came across this book on and it's looks amazing! It was the cover that caught my eye at first, but then I read the description, it sounds ssoooo good! It's got a lot of really great reviews, too! I think it's worth checking out! :)

What It's About!

There can only be one allegiance.
It’s her time to choose.

Some humans can see the fae. McKenzie Lewis can track them, reading the shadows they leave behind. But some shadows lead to danger. Others lead to lies.

A Houston college student trying to finish her degree, McKenzie has been working for the fae king for years, tracking vicious rebels who would claim the Realm. Her job isn’t her only secret. For just as long, she’s been in love with Kyol, the king’s sword-master—and relationships between humans and fae are forbidden.

But any hope for a normal life is shattered when she’s captured by Aren, the fierce and uncompromising rebel leader. He teaches her the forbidden fae language and tells her dark truths about the Court, all to persuade her to turn against the king. Time is running out, and as the fight starts to claim human lives, McKenzie has no choice but to decide once and for all whom to trust and where she ultimately stands in the face of a cataclysmic civil war.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Paranormalcy Review

Rating: ♥♥♥♥

Buy The Book Now at The Book Depository, Free Delivery World Wide

Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she's falling for a shape-shifter, and she's the only person who can see through paranormals' glamours, but still. Normal.

Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie's dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths. Not only that, but she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.
So much for normal.

One of the best paranormal novels I have read in ssooo long! Besides Fate Fixed, that is! The main character, Evie/Evelyn was SO kick ass, she wasn't one of those whiny, boring characters that have been a lot of my books lately, she actually knew how to kick butt and never complained about anything. I didn't know what to expect, but from the very first sentence, I was so hooked. Especially when I found out she had a freaking pink taser! Wish I had a pink taser ;D This book had such a good pace to it, it never got boring, had no slow parts, and made me wanna keep reading even when I wasn't able to. All I wanted to do was sit down and read it! It was very smooth reading, even got my heart pounding a bit, when Evie cried, I wanted to cry and when she laughed I wanted to laugh. I think it ended very nicely and everything came together really well, answered questions from the start of the book but still left you wanting more.

Cover Reveal!

Battle Scars (Book #2) by Ceya Marae Cuono

Release Date: 2012 *Will be updated*

What It's About!

How do you carry on fighting for your family when you’re left scarred and broken? When your dreams are plagued by nightmares, how do you strengthen the armor needed to protect yourself again? Callie’s been defeated by the loss of her entire family. With the help of old and new friends, will she build her battle armor up and fight the evil hands of the Demons who threaten to destroy her new home? Or will her battle scars leave her too broken and empty to fight?

Elemental Reality-Book #1 in the Elemental series 

When Callie Pierce was ten, her mother disappeared without a trace. On the eve of her disappearance twelve years later, the Earth seemingly comes alive. The elements speak to Callie, and that's only the beginning. Everything she has ever known was a twisted fabrication to protect her. Now the truth is set free. Callie and her sister are more powerful than any Faerie ever born. Now they have to use their powers to save their mother and family from the evil hands of fate that threaten to tear them apart.
                                                 Welcome to her elemental reality.

IMM (In My Mailbox) ♥

Finally got my review copy of Amaranth (book #1) by Rachael Wade in the mail! I ssooo can't wait to read this one, it looks sooo good!

What it's About!

Knowledge changes everything…

Hoodoo-influenced Southern Louisiana seems like the perfect place for Camille to escape her abusive past and dysfunctional family. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with the handsome Gavin Devereaux and plummet into the world of Amaranth, a place of exile for reformed vampires.

Wrestling to escape a deadly ex-boyfriend while giving Gavin a chance, Camille is confronted with decisions that threaten not only her life, but the lives of her inhuman friends she has come to love. Entangled in her friends’ quest for freedom, she dives into their realm and faces the threats of Amaranth’s ruler—the mother of all vampires—and her own inner demons.

Now Camille must decide whether she will derail her life and make the ultimate sacrifice for the monsters that interrupted her bumpy path back to sanity—what she still wants so desperately—or escape with Gavin before it’s too late for both of them.


Thursday, 17 November 2011

Upcoming 2012 Release

Dark Compasion by Mara Acosta

Release Date: June 2012
Pages *unkown*

What It's About!

When foster teen Jane Williams is invited to attend elite Birch Grove Academy for Girls and escape her violent urban neighborhood, she thinks the offer is too good to be true. She's even offered her own living quarters, the groundskeeper's cottage in the center of the birch grove.

Something's not quite right about the school -- or is it Jane? She thinks she sees things in the birch grove at night. She's also beginning to suspect that the elegant headmistress and her sons are hiding secrets. Lucky is the gorgeous, golden son who is especially attentive to Jane, and Jack is the sardonic puzzling brother.

The school with its talented teachers and bright students is a dream for a science and math geek like Jane. She also loves her new friends, including hilarious poetry-spouting rich girl, Mary Violet. But the longer Jane stays at Birch Grove, the more questions she has about the disappearance of another scholarship girl and a missing faculty member.

Jane discovers one secret about Birch Grove, which only leads to more mysteries. What is she willing to sacrifice in order to stay at this school...and be bound to Birch Grove forever?

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...