Sunday, 29 January 2012

Hallowed Review

Rating: ♥♥♥♥

For months part-angel Clara Gardner trained to face the raging forest fire from her visions and rescue the alluring and mysterious Christian Prescott from the blaze. But nothing could prepare her for the fateful decisions she would be forced to make that day, or the startling revelation that her purpose—the task she was put on earth to accomplish—is not as straightforward as she thought.

Now, torn between her increasingly complicated feelings for Christian and her love for her boyfriend, Tucker, Clara struggles to make sense of what she was supposed to do the day of the fire. And, as she is drawn further into the world of part angels and the growing conflict between White Wings and Black Wings, Clara learns of the terrifying new reality that she must face: Someone close to her will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning.

SO heart-wrenchingly, tear-jerkingly, beautiful! A few things happen in this sequel to Unearthly. Clara has to make a choice between Tucker and Christian, I started out as Team Tucker (totally sweet, gentle farm boy), and by the end of the book, I became Team Christian. He's just a better fir for her, they're both angels, etc. A loved one dies, but Cynthia Hand makes it so beautiful and graceful (much as you can, when someone dies), secrets, questions and loose ends are tied up, and discovered. A few new characters are introduced to us, and one is not so new, but totally unexpected. We're also shown a bit of a different side of Samjeeza, the black wing, and Jeffery as well.

Clara grows up a lot, and finds out who she truly is. She has to choose between Tucker and Christian, but really, it's not much of a choice, it's more following of her destiny than anything else. I was not at all surprised by the choice she made.

I absolutely loved Hallowed, but it didn't quite have as much magic as Unearthly did. You will not be able to help but cry though, I teared up so many times, some of the moments are so powerful. I especially loved Angela's Grad speech at the end, very powerful and amazing. I love the way Hallowed ended, so touching and beautiful.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Cover Reveal

Winter's Light M.J. Hearle

Release date: May 1st/2012

Blake is gone.

He sacrificed himself to save Winter, leaving her alone, unprotected... hunted.

An ancient enemy is rising, but Winter is no longer the innocent girl who was fated to die at Pilgrim's Lament. She will not wait to be saved. She will do what she must to survive, even accept an unsavoury alliance with those who destroyed her love.
In the gathering darkness, the enemy of an enemy is not always a friend, and Winter must find the strength to stand alone and fight for the one she loves. For she is the key to unlocking the secrets beyond the veil of shadows. 

And she is Blake's only hope.

Cover Reveal, IMM

Hey guys! Sry I've been so MIA this last week or 2! I've been pretty busy, between work and everything else. *Insert sad face* So, to try and make up for it, I've got a new cover reveal and some other stuff all in one post! I am also going to be doing a post tomorrow about Project Tell Taylor, which is being hosted by Michelle Meadow and which I'm really excited about!

I'm almost finished reading Hallowed by Cynthia Hand, so I will have the review up either later today or tomorrow.

As for the In My Mailbox, I don't have a picture yet, but I did pick up Dreaming Awake by Gwen Hayes (Cannot wait to start this one, been waiting ever since Falling Under came out last year!) and Switched by Amanda Hocking.

Might I add it's also PERFECT reading weather (When I'm not watching my Private Practice dvds...) :) We've been getting a huge dump of snow since last night, and we're still getting it! It's snowing like mad outside, so I've got my book, a cup of tea and my fav blankie :)

Fresh Releases

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

♥Cover Candie of the Week♥

This week's Cover Candie ♥: Revived by Cat Patrick

Release Date: May 8th/2012
304 pages

What It's About!

As a little girl, Daisy Appleby was killed in a school bus crash. Moments after the accident, she was brought back to life.

A secret government agency has developed a drug called Revive that can bring people back from the dead, and Daisy Appleby, a test subject, has been Revived five times in fifteen years. Daisy takes extraordinary risks, knowing that she can beat death, but each new death also means a new name, a new city, and a new life. When she meets Matt McKean, Daisy begins to question the moral implications of Revive, and as she discovers the agency’s true goals, she realizes she’s at the center of something much larger — and more sinister — than she ever imagined.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

100 Follower Giveaway!

 To show my appreciation for my readers, I'm going to be having a giveaway! When the blog reaches 100 followers, I will randomly be picking 2 winners for a book of their choice up to $11-Wherever the Book Depository ships!

-Must be a follower

-As long as the book depository ships to your country, you can enter

~Winners will be contacted via email and I will do a post to announce the winners~

Friday, 20 January 2012

Bloodrose Review

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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Calla has always welcomed war. But now that the final battle is upon her, there’s more at stake than fighting. There’s saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay’s wrath. There’s keeping Ansel safe, even if he’s been branded a traitor. There’s proving herself as the pack’s alpha, facing unnamable horrors, and ridding the world of the Keepers’ magic once and for all. And then there’s deciding what to do when the war ends. If Calla makes it out alive, that is. 

Amazing ending to an amazing trilogy! So many people said the ending was shocking, and I thought I was prepared, but what happens in the last few chapters, I really didn't expect. I even cried a little!! Bloodrose is really an amazing read, it has action, love, twists and turns and lots of choices have to be made. The whole book was very well written and everything flowed really well, from chapter to chapter, there was never a disappointing or dull moment.

So many things happened, that it's a bit hard not to give anything away! Some things were shocking, while some were kind of predictable, but still made the book good. I love who Calla ends up with in the end, even with how the choice was made. The ending of Bloodrose really makes me wonder what Andrea Cremer has in-store for the prequel to this series, Rift. From the epilogue of Bloodrose, I wonder if it will be that character's adventure? Or somehow gets tied into it?  (Anyone that has read Bloodrose knows who I'm talking about! :) ) I highly recommend this book, and even this trilogy!  


Release Date: Aug 7th/2012

Before Calla Tor, there was Ember Morrow

Sixteen-year-old Lady Ember Morrow fulfills a family obligation by joining her friend Alistair in the Conatus Guard and begins training to help with the order’s true mission, to seek out and stop evildoers and their unnatural creations.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Cover Reveal!

Cover Reveal: Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones

Release Date: Dec 4th/2012

What It's About!

Things get turned upside down for sophomore Lorelei MacAlister when the Angel of Death starts high school in her small town. What she doesn’t know is that she has been slated to die. It’s simply her time. And Death has been sent to do the deed. But when she touches him, when she peers into his eyes and reaches into his heart, he realizes she is more than what he was led to believe, and he disobeys his orders. He brings her back from the brink of death when he was supposed to push her into it. Because of this, he gets trapped on this plane. And that’s when all hell breaks loose. Literally.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Quote from Bloodrose

Credit for this photo goes to the artist who made it
"The moon was gone now, covered by thick bands of clouds. As tiny silver flakes drifted down to settle on our bodies-both the living and the dead-I thought perhaps the moon had hidden her face from us, as full of sorrow as we were. But she couldn't stop her tears from spilling in the form of silent snow."~Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer ♥

Released in Canada and US Today!!! 

Described by Richelle Mead as “utterly captivating,” Unearthly received outstanding reviews, garnered accolades from New York Times bestselling authors, and was named an Indie Next Pick. In this heart-wrenching sequel, Cynthia Hand expertly captures the all-consuming joy of first love—and the agony of loss. This beautifully woven tale will appeal to fans of Lauren Kate, Becca Fitzpatrick, and Aprilynne Pike.

♥Cover Candie of the Week♥

Destined (Book #2) by Sophia Sharp

Released: Aug 3rd/2011

What It's About!

Laura has survived the dark caves, and emerged with Logan by her side. But her escape is quickly tainted as she realizes the biggest danger still lies ahead...

She has been transformed, and powers she has never known begin to manifest themselves within her body. As she struggles to gain control, how long will she be able to restrain herself - and her new bloodlust - from taking over?

As she journeys onward, doubts begin to creep into her mind. Doubts about leaving home, about the decisions she's made. But with the Vassiz still behind her, there is no turning back, now.

And she has questions that need to be answered. Just who are the elders, and why have they taken such a keen interest in her? As she starts the unravel the cloak that shrouds their existence, she begins to understand that she may have stumbled into something much larger than herself... and sees her destiny for the first time.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Amazing New Trilogy!

Beloved Immortal Beloved by Cate Tierman (Book #1)

Released: Sept 7th/2010
407 pages

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What It's About!

Nastasya has spent the last century living as a spoiled, drugged-out party girl. She feels nothing and cares for no one. But when she witnesses her best friend, a Dark Immortal, torture a human, she realizes something's got to change. She seeks refuge at a rehab for wayward immortals, where she meets the gorgeous, undeniably sexy Reyn, who seems inexplicably linked to her past.

Nastasya finally begins to deal with life, and even feels safe--until the night she learns that someone wants her dead.

Cate Tiernan, author of the popular Sweep series, returns with an engaging story of a timeless struggle and inescapable romance, the first book in a stunning new fantasy trilogy.
 Darkness Falls by Cate Tiernam

Released: Jan 2nd/2012
400 pages

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What It's About!

Nastasya has lived for hundreds of years, but for some reason, life never seems to get any better. She left her spoiled, rich girl life to find peace at River's Edge, a safe haven for wayward immortals. There, she learned to embrace River's Edge, despite some drama involving the sexy Reyn, who she wants but won't allow herself to have. But just as she's getting comfortable, her family's ties to dark magick force her to leave.

She falls back into her old, hard partying ways, but will her decision lead her into the hands of a dark immortal? Or will it be her first step to embracing the darkness within her?

Immortal Beloved and Darkness Falls, are by the same author that wrote the amazingly good Sweep series. I haven't read this new trilogy yet but they look freaking amazing. If they're anything like

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Angel Burn Review

Rating: ♥♥♥

They're out for your soul.
And they don't have heaven in mind...

Willow knows she's different from other girls, and not just because she loves tinkering with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into the future and know people's dreams and hopes, their sorrows and regrets, just by touching them. she has no idea where this power comes from. But the assassin, Alex, does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows more about Willow than Willow herself does. He knows that her powers link to dark and dangerous forces and that he's one of the few humans left who can fight them. When Alex finds himself falling in love with his sworn enemy, he discovers that nothing is as it seems, least of all good and evil.

Angel Burn has a lot of action and things going on. I couldn't quite get into it the way I hoped to though. Instead of just sticking to one or two POVs, there were 4, and it switched every few chapters, and it was kind of hard to go back to one character after reading about the other 2 or 3. I wish it had just stuck to Willow.

Willow is the main character in the book, she's have angel, half human and has the ability to destroy the angels that are taking over the "human's world". She's a kick ass character with some actual smarts and doesn't drive you up the wall.

There are a few twists and turns, just enough to keep you guessing, and the pace is pretty good, although, there were some slow parts that had a hard time holding my attention. Overall, the book is good but could be a little better. I look forward to reading the sequel, Angel Fire.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Cover Reveal!

Cover Reveal: Between The Lines by Jodi Picoult, Samantha van Leer

Release Date: June 26th/2012
336 pages

What It's About!
Between the Lines is a clever, funny, romantic teen novel about a fairy tale prince who wants to break free of the constraints of his storybook existence, and the girl who falls in love with him. In this story-within-a-story, Delilah, a loner who feels happiest with her head in a book, is obsessed with a fairy tale about Prince Oliver at her library. And then one day, Oliver actually speaks to her.
It turns out that Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince and is in fact a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence. Once Delilah and Oliver connect, she decides to help him break out of the book and they begin to fall head over heels for each other

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

♥Cover Candie of the Week♥

Soul Kissed by Courtney Cole

Released: Jan 3rd/2012

Question: When your mother is a powerful witch and your father is a soul-sucking vampire, what does that make you?
Answer: Cursed.

With all the beauty and charm of a Siren, but cursed as a blood-sucking succubus, Empusa longs for love and a normal life. Neither of these can ever be hers, because the only thing she brings to anyone she loves is death.

Em lingers in the mortal world, hiding from her father and existing in a lonely life. Until she meets Brennan. With golden hair and a radiant smile, he captures her heart and awakens it from slumber.

But Brennan is more than he seems. And in a relationship where life itself hangs in the balance, is love ever really enough?


Sunday, 8 January 2012

Catching Jordan Review

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: December 1st/2012
Pages: 281
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What It's About!

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 on 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 starring position on the team... and has her suddenly wishing to be seen as more than just a teammate.


Catching Jordan turned out to be different than what I expected--but in a good way. Jordan turns out to be a girl, as we find out in the very beginning of the book. She's a hardcore high school football player, who is the team leader and star quarterback. Her best friend is also a football player, Sam Henry, which she always refers to as Henry. I love Henry. He's the type of guy bestfriend girls in generally probably dream of, if they don't already have a Henry of their own. 

In a way, this book reminded me of the show Grey's Anatomy (My fav show!) in the fact that it's about football, but there's things happening in Jordan's life on the side too, it doesn't try to shove football down your throat. You get to see Jordan's love and passion for football, but also some of the highs and lows of being a teenage girl, surrounded by pretty jocks and awesome guy friends.

This is such a cute, quick read. All the characters are very likeable and relate-able in some way or another, especially Jordan. She's so down to earth and she's not always on an ego trip even though she's almost always surrounded by guys. She does make a few new girl friends towards the end though. She also goes through a bit of a rough patch with Henry and experiences a not-so-dreamy-boyfriend, even though that's what he started out as. 

Miranda Kenneally really hit it right on with the teenage emotions and things that go on in this book, and I really enjoyed it, and hope you will too. :)


Friday, 6 January 2012

Catching Jordan Companion!!!

Stealing Parker (Book #2) by Miranda Kenneally

Release Date: October 2012

What It's About!

About a 17-year-old girl named Parker who falls for the new 23-year-old coach of the baseball team.



Breaking Point

Breaking Point by Jess Bowen

Released: Nov 23rd/2010

What It's About!

"On our most honored of days, one that none have ever called their own, five will be born. Four will be the Masters of the Elements, fierce warriors, and with talents of immeasurable greatness."

Phoebe Johnson and Ethan Smith had everything they needed: loving parents, great friends, and admission letters to Ivy League schools they’d be heading to in the fall. If only they knew that they were never going to reach the end of that summer, at least, not in the world they knew. A secret waits to be revealed on the eve of their nineteenth birthday, a secret that is going to change their lives forever when it leads them to a place they never believed existed, love they could never imagine living without, and power they never suspected they possessed.

The Demon Trapper's Daugter

The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver

Released: Feb 1rst/2011
340 pages

What It's About!

Demon Trapper Riley Blackthorne just needs a chance to prove herself—and that’s exactly what Lucifer is counting on…

It’s the year 2018, and with human society seriously disrupted by the economic upheavals of the previous decade, Lucifer has increased the number of demons in all major cities. Atlanta is no exception. 
Fortunately, humans are protected by Demon Trappers, who work to keep homes and streets safe from the things that go bump in the night. Seventeen-year-old Riley, only daughter of legendary Demon Trapper Paul Blackthorne, has always dreamed of following in her father’s footsteps. When she’s not keeping up with her homework or trying to manage her growing attraction to fellow Trapper apprentice, Simon, Riley’s out saving citizens from Grade One Hellspawn. Business as usual, really, for a demon-trapping teen. When a Grade Five Geo-Fiend crashes Riley’s routine assignment at a library, jeopardizing her life and her chosen livelihood, she realizes that she’s caught in the middle of a battle between Heaven and Hell.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Cover Reveal!

Cover Reveal: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (Book #5)

Release Date: May 8th/2012
496 pages

What It's About!

City of Lost Souls, the Shadowhunters struggle to piece together their shattered world after a betrayal by one of their own leaves them reeling.

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