Monday, 27 February 2012

Cover Reveal!

Cover Reveal: Through To You by Emily Hainsworth

Release Date: Oct 2nd/2012

What It's About!

Camden Pike has been grief-stricken since his girlfriend, Viv, died. Viv was the last good thing in his life: helping him rebuild his identity after a career-ending football injury, picking up the pieces when his home life shattered, and healing his pain long after the pain meds wore off. And now, he’d give anything for one more glimpse of her. But when Cam makes a visit to the site of Viv’s deadly car accident, he sees some kind of apparition. And it isn’t Viv. The apparition’s name is Nina, and she’s not a ghost. She’s a girl from a parallel world, and in this world, Viv is still alive. Cam can’t believe his wildest dreams have come true. All he can focus on is getting his girlfriend back, no matter the cost. But things are different in this other world: Viv and Cam have both made very different choices, things between them have changed in unexpected ways, and Viv isn’t the same girl he remembers. Nina is keeping some dangerous secrets, too, and the window between the worlds is shrinking every day. As Cam comes to terms with who this Viv has become, and the part Nina played in his parallel story, he’s forced to choose—stay with Viv or let her go—before the window closes between them once and for all.

♥Cover Candie of the Week♥

♥Cover Candie♥: Satan's Stone by H.M. Ward (Book #4)

Released: Jan 10th/2012

What It's About!

Fourth book in the Demon Kissed series.

A single stone can heal the Sapphire Serum that's poisoning Ivy Taylor and destroy the powerful demon who is hunting her—but she has to find it first. Forced into an alliance with her worst enemy, Ivy searches for Satan's Stone. But she learns that the cost of using the stone's power may be more than she can pay. If Ivy fails to retrieve the stone in time, she risks losing more than her soul and her true love—she risks the annihilation of the world.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Book Reveal!

Instead of a Cover Reveal, I'm calling it a Book Reveal, since the cover is already out, and I'm just posting about a new book. Just a little something I came up with for new titles I will be showing on the blog! :)

Book Reveal: A Fractured Light (A Beautiful Dark #2) by Jocelyn Davies

Release Date: Sept 25th/2012

What It's About!

When she wakes up in unfamiliar surroundings, Skye knows something terrible has happened to her. But it’s not until she hears Asher, the dark, rebellious angel she fell in love with, that the memories of Devin and his shocking betrayal come flooding back.

Skye returns home, but with the knowledge of who she really is, nothing can ever be the same. As she tests the limits of her newfound powers, Skye discovers that she’s capable of far more than anyone could have imagined. Both the Order and the Rebellion want her for their side as war between the factions looms. She can’t forgive the Order for nearly killing her, but something holds her back from embracing the Rebellion. 

First book in the series:


Saturday, 25 February 2012

100 Follower Giveaway!!

To show my appreciation to all my loyal followers, (old & new!), I decided to do a  giveaway!

 What's To Win?
The prize is $11 to purchase one book of your choice on the Book Depository! Most new book releases are $10 or under (for Canada, anyway!)

ONE winner will be chosen randomly on March 3rd, 2012. You have until midnight, on March 2nd, to enter! 

How To Enter?
Simple! Just leave a comment below, with your answer to the question! Make sure you also include your email address, for I will be contacting the winner via email, and I will also announce it on the blog.

Who Can Enter?
Must be a follower! Just make sure the Book Depository ships to your country/or wherever you live, and your good to go!


What is your favorite book, and why?


Friday, 24 February 2012

Remembrance Review

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

A copy was provided for review

Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England ... but she doesn't know it yet.

Then Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie's high school at the beginning of the year, and she feels a connection to him, almost like she knows him. She can't stop thinking about him, but whenever she tries talking with him about the mysteries behind her feelings, he makes it clear that he wants nothing to do with her. Reaching him is even more difficult because she has a boyfriend, Jeremy, who has started to become full of himself after being elected co-captain of the varsity soccer team, and her flirtatious best friend Chelsea starts dating Drew soon after his arrival. So why can't she get him out of her mind?

Even though Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, fighting fate isn't going to be easy.

I absolutely love the cover, I think it's beautiful and fits the book perfectly! I loved Lizzie, or Elizebeth, she's such a down-to-earth person. For some reason I expected her to be more of a snobby, poplular, high school girl, but even though she's included in the "in crowd", she doesn't act like she is. I really enjoyed her as a character, she grew as a person, and slowly learned about her past. I also loved Drew, the hot, steamy, new guy in school, that had all the girls falling head over heals for him. Including Liz's best friend, Chelsea. I started out liking Chelsea but by the end, I really didn't like her. She was too willing to basically throw away her friendship with Liz over a guy. 

Jeremy, Liz's bf of 3 yrs, drove me totally crazy!! He's such a control freak, and gets mad/annoyed, whatever, at Liz for no reason. Like when she played the piano while waiting for him to be done practice, instead of being in the library. I wanted to punch him! 

Other than that, I really enjoyed reading Remembrance. It's such a nice, light, quick read, with amazing characters and good story line. You can definitely see the inspiration from Taylor Swift's music video throughout the story! I can't wait to read Vengeance, the 2nd book, and see where Liz and Drew end up as a couple, and what happens next with Chelsea and Jeremy!

Title Hunt!

Welcome to the Transcend Time Saga Title Hunt! The title hunt is the reveal of the title for the final novel in the Transcend Time Saga. Each of the bloggers participating in the hunt have been given a letter. Hop around to the blogs participating to hunt for the letters. (And remember that two of the letters are used twice, so the title is eight letters long.) 

Once you've unscrambled the title, go to Michelle Madow's blog and use the title name to enter the giveaway for a voucher for an advanced e-copy of the final Transcend Time novel! (She is giving away a voucher because the novel is planned to be released at the end of the year, and she hasn't finished writing it yet! This voucher will ensure that you will receive an advance e-copy once they are available). 


What are you hoping to happen in the final book?

I'm actually not sure! I just finished reading Remembrance, so probably most of what I hope will happen, has already happened in the 2nd book! :)

Have you read these yet? If not, you can start with Remembrance, which is only $0.99 for the e-version, until Michelle Madow's USA tour ends in April! And trust me, it's AMAZING!

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Amazing Cover Reveals!

Cover Reveal: The Unfailing Light (Gathering #2) by Robin Bridges

Release Date: Oct 9th/2012

What It's About!

Having had no choice but to use her power has a necromancer to save Russia from dark forces, Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, now wants to forget that she ever used her special powers. She's about to set off to pursue her lifelong dream of attending medical school when she discovers that Russia's arch nemesis--who she thought she'd destroyed--is still alive. So on imperial orders, Katerina remains at her old finishing school. She'll be safe there, because the empress has cast a potent spell to protect it against the vampires and revenants who are bent on toppling the tsar and using Katerina for their own gains. But to Katerina's horror, the spell unleashes a vengeful ghost within the school, a ghost more dangerous than any creature trying to get in.

First book in the series:

Cover Reveal: Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone 

Release Date: Oct 9th/2012

What It's About!

Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett’s unique ability to travel through time and space brings him into Anna’s life, and with him, a new world of adventure and possibility.

As their relationship deepens, they face the reality that time might knock Bennett back where he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe into question. Against a ticking clock, Anna and Bennett are forced to ask themselves how far they can push the bounds of fate—and what consequences they can bear in order to stay together.

Cover Reveal: Defiance by C.J. Redwine
Release date: August 28th/2012

What It's About! 

Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.
At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.


Tuesday, 21 February 2012

♥Cover Candie of the Week♥

Torn (Trylle #2) by Amanda Hocking is this week's Cover Candie! 

Release Date(Paperback): Feb 28th/2012

What It's About!

When Wendy Everly first discovers the truth about herself--that she's a changeling switched at birth--she knows her life will never be the same. Now she's about to learn that there's more to the story... She shares a closer connection to her Vittra rivals than she ever imagined--and they'll stop at nothing to lure her to their side.

With the threat of war looming, her only hope of saving the Trylle is to marry a powerful royal. But that means walking away from Finn, her handsome bodyguard who's strictly off limits...and Loki, a Vittra prince with whom she shares a growing attraction.

Torn between her heart and her people, between love and duty, Wendy must decide her fate. If she makes the wrong choice, she could lose everything, and everybody, she's ever both worlds.

Monday, 20 February 2012

2 Cover Reveals!

Cover Reveal: Inbetween By Tara Fuller

Release Date: Aug 7th/2012

What It's About!

Since the car crash that took her father’s life three years ago, Emma’s life has been a freaky—and unending—lesson in caution. Surviving “accidents” has taken priority over being a normal seventeen-year-old, so Emma spends her days taking pictures of life instead of living it. Falling in love with a boy was never part of the plan. Falling for a reaper who makes her chest ache and her head spin? Not an option. 

It’s not easy being dead, especially for a reaper in love with a girl fate has put on his list not once, but twice. Finn’s fellow reapers give him hell about spending time with Emma, but Finn couldn’t let her die before, and he’s not about to let her die now. He will protect the girl he loves from the evil he accidentally unleashed, even if it means sacrificing the only thing he has left...his soul.

 Cover Reveal: Hidden by Sophie Jordan (Firelight series #3)

 Release Date: Sept 11/2012

What It's About!

Jacinda was supposed to bond with Cassian, the "prince" of their pride. But she resisted long before she fell in love with Will—a human and, worse, a hunter. When she ran away with Will, it ended in disaster, with Cassian's sister, Miram, captured. Weighed down by guilt, Jacinda knows she must rescue her to set things right. Yet to do so she will have to venture deep into the heart of enemy territory. The only way Jacinda can reach Miram is by posing as a prisoner herself, though once she assumes that disguise, things quickly spiral out of her control. As she learns more about her captors, she realizes that even if Will and Cassian can carry out their part of the plan, there's no guarantee they'll all make it out alive. But what Jacinda never could have foreseen is that escaping would be only the beginning.... Loyalties are tested and sacrifices made in the explosive conclusion to Sophie Jordan's Firelight trilogy.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Switched Review

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until eleven years later that Wendy finds out her mother might've been telling the truth. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - and it's one she's not sure if she wants to be a part of.

I went into reading Switched without really having any expectations. Other than what I had read on other book review blogs, I hadn't really heard of this trilogy, or Amanda Hocking before. Since there had been so much hype about it, I knew I had to grab a copy! And I am SO glad I did! 

Switched is amazing. It's a good pace throughout the whole novel. There are so many things that happen, I loved how it didn't have any parts that bore me to death! It was so hard to put it down, like at work, I would sneak a couple extra mins at the end of my break, just to see what would happen next. (But you didn't hear that from me!). Wendy starts out as a bit of a spoiled brat, and I didn't really like her much, but I liked the story. By the end of the novel, Wendy has grown as a person, and sees things a little differently than before. I think she's a little more grateful for simple things like freedom, etc. 

I didn't like Elora. What a bitch. Probably for good reason, I guess but still. Not everybody is a mind reader, and comes back already knowing everything. I loved most of the other characters though, they were very well thought out, and done very nicely. The men in this story, HOLLA! I don't know which one I loved the most, it started out as Finn, but then Rhys and Tove came along and changed it. I like them all pretty equally. I'm really curious to know who Wendy will end up with, if any of them by the end of the trilogy.

Amanda Hocking did an amazing job, especially "glamorizing" trolls. I've never read about trolls before, never thought I would, but I'm glad Amanda touched down on it. Trolls aren't really written about in the YA genre. It was such a nice change from the "usual". I was a bit surprised by the ending, I didn't think they would really run away. I HAVE to see what happens next! I have to get my hands on Torn the day it comes out in paperback. I highly recommend this book, what's not to love about it? :)

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Cover Reveal!

Cover Reveal: Taste by Kate Evangelista 

Release Date: N/A 

What It's About!

At Barinkoff Academy, there's only one rule: no students on campus after curfew. Phoenix McKay soon finds out why when she is left behind at sunset. A group calling themselves night students threaten to taste her flesh until she is saved by a mysterious, alluring boy. With his pale skin, dark eyes, and mesmerizing voice, Demitri is both irresistible and impenetrable. He warns her to stay away from his dangerous world of flesh eaters. Unfortunately, the gorgeous and playful Yuri has other plans.
When Phoenix is caught between her physical and her emotional attraction, she becomes the keeper of a deadly secret that will rock the foundations of an ancient civilization living beneath Barinkoff Academy. Phoenix doesn’t realize until it is too late that the closer she gets to both Demitri and Yuri the more she is plunging them all into a centuries old feud.

Cover Reveal!

Cover Reveal: Embers & Echoes by Karsten Knight

Release Date: Aug 28th/2012

What It's About!

Ashline Wilde is about to discover that when you’re the reincarnation of a Polynesian volcano goddess, “new beginnings” are just a myth. Leaving the fiery ruins of her sophomore year behind her, Ash travels to the sizzling beaches of Miami, hot on the trail of the little sister she’s only seen in visions. But her happy family reunion isn’t all palm trees and paradise. A cult of evil gods-on-earth, known as the Four Seasons, has kidnapped her sister to use in its terrifying new religion. Soon, the streets of Miami erupt in chaos and violence…and Ash gets caught right in the tropical crossfire. Ash isn’t without help, however. Unexpected romance arrives in the form of Wes, an Aztec god of night with his own vendetta against the Four Seasons. As memories of Ash’s previous life begin to flicker into her dreams, the boundaries between ally and enemy, life and death, and love and hate all bleed together. And when a mysterious trickster from her past reappears to derail her new quest, Ash must choose between the echoes of a once-forgotten yesterday and the embers of an uncertain future. Because when old flames return from the dead, even a volcano goddess can get burned.

Friday, 17 February 2012

The Seven Realms #4 Cover

The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima

Release Date: Fall 2012

What It's About!

A thousand years ago, two young lovers were betrayed— Alger Waterlow to his death, and Hanalea, Queen of the Fells, to a life without love. Now, once again, the queendom of the Fells seems likely to shatter apart. For young queen Raisa ana’Marianna, maintaining peace even within her own castle walls is nearly impossible. Tension between wizards and Clan has reached a fevered pitch. With surrounding kingdoms seeking to prey on the Fells’ inner turmoil, Raisa’s best hope is to unite her people against a common enemy. But that enemy might be the person with whom she’s falling in love. Navigating the cutthroat world of blueblood politics has never been more dangerous, and former streetlord Han Alister seems to inspire hostility among Clan and wizards alike. His only ally is the queen, and despite the perils involved, Han finds it impossible to ignore his feelings for Raisa. Before long, Han finds himself in possession of a secret believed to be lost to history, a discovery powerful enough to unite the people of the Fells. But will the secret die with him before he can use it? A simple, devastating truth concealed by a thousand-year-old lie at last comes to light in this stunning conclusion to the Seven Realms series.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Dreaming Awake Review

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

She fell for him in a nighttime world. But the time for dreaming is past—and the here-and-now can be just as fragile their love…

When Theia Alderson first encountered a mysterious, handsome boy in her dreams, she never imagined how finding Haden Black—and falling in love—could change her life. To save Haden, Theia sacrificed everything. And the dangerous bargain she made could have lasting repercussions.

Now Theia has returned to Serendipity Falls, and she finds herself struggling with the same deadly hungers that have tortured Haden. When students at their high school fall prey to a mysterious illness, Theia can’t help but wonder if Haden’s control is slipping—and how much longer she’ll have a grip on her own. And still the nightmare realm of Under won’t let them go. Someone from Haden’s past is determined to destroy Theia from the inside out, starting with those closest to her, forcing Theia to choose between family and friends and a love that may have been doomed from the start…

Dreaming Awake picks up right where Falling Under left off. After reading it, I now see why it's called Dreaming Awake! We are once again following Theia, as we did in the first book. Even though it held the same feel as the first book, I was pleasantly surprised. Theia grows a lot as a character. She starts to discover new sides of herself she never knew, and also starts see the repercussions of taking a blood oath with a demon, and that she really can't run from the dangers. 

In this exciting sequel, things are a lot faster-paced than they were in Falling Under. There are new twists and turns, and several loose ends tied up, but there is still enough of an opening left at the end of the novel, to possibly have a third book. One of the things I loved most, was Theia and Haden's relationship. Even though they both believe they are doomed to be together, they grow nicely as a couple and they're friendship, as well as their relationship, seems to grow stronger. 

We get to see a lot of Ame and Donny throughout the book too. I think out of the two of them, Donny is my favorite, and I totally love her and Gabe as a couple. They all seem to accept Theia no matter what, (or who she becomes), and I totally love that about them. 

A few surprising things happen. A few characters are lost (some not permanently), and I have to say, I was so not expecting Haden and Theia to end like they did! I love the way the novel ended, way better than I was expecting. So much happens, it was hard not to get totally lost in the world of Dreaming Awake. I absolutely LOVE this series and I really hope there will be a third book!

♥Cover Candie of the Week♥

Cover Candie: Endure (Need #4) by Carrie Jones

Release Date: May 8th/2012
288 pages

What It's About!

It’s all-out war (and no-holds-barred romance) in the climactic conclusion to Carrie Jones’s bestselling series.

Zara is at the center of an impending apocalypse. True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn’t enough. Evil pixies are ravaging Bedford, and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army. Zara isn’t sure what her role is anymore. She’s not just fighting for her friends; she’s also a pixie queen. And to align her team of pixies with the humans she loves will be one of her greatest battles yet. Especially since she can’t even reconcile her growing feelings for her pixie king . . .

Unexpected turns, surprising revelations, and one utterly satisfying romantic finale make Endure a thrilling end to this series of bestsellers.

Monday, 13 February 2012

In My Mailbox

Here is what I've received in the last 2 weeks. It's not much, but I'm still happy! :)
I bought:
Switched by Amanda Hocking
The Haunted by Jessica Verday
Breaking Dawn DVD Part 1

For review I received Zombie Love: The Outbreak by

Rachael Wade Interview

~Author Rachael Wade~

When did you first starting writing and how did you choose the genre you write in?
I’ve been writing since I can remember, but didn’t consider taking it seriously as a career until I was in college. I’d been wrestling with different majors and different dead-end jobs and I had to ask myself that million dollar question: If I didn’t have to worry about money and could do anything in the world for a career, what would I do? So I found a way to write for a living and when I made the decision, I knew paranormal would be my focus. I’ve always loved vampires, fantasy, and everything supernatural.

Where do you draw inspiration from?
Music and movies. Lots and lots of indie movies. I listen to music nonstop; it’s one of my favorite things to do. I sit with my iPod and a dry erase storyboard and just see images and concepts, and then work from there and jot things down. Traveling and being outdoors also really gets the creative juices going.

Tell us about your novel, Amaranth, Book One of The Resistance Trilogy. Who is your favorite character and why, and how did you come up with the concept for the trilogy?
The concept just came to me. I’d wanted to write a sort of epic, romantic tale with a vampire concept that had been brewing for a while, but it was essentially inspired by a weekend trip I took to Southern Louisiana. I went to the actual areas that the characters live in the book and just fell in love. The bayous and the towns were so mysterious. I didn’t want to leave. It’s hard to choose a favorite character, but I love Samira. She’s the villain, but she has a history and was so fun to write. I could see her immediately in my head. She was inspired by a French teacher of mine whose name was Samira. She was very elegant and poised and she intimidated me. I really looked up to her.

Can you tell us about any upcoming projects?
Right now I’m working on the rest of the trilogy. The 2nd book in the series, The Gates, will be released in January (2012), but I’m also working on another paranormal romance and a literary fiction piece at the moment.

Who are your favorite authors? Which ones inspire you as a writer?
There are too many to name, but Sylvia Plath has been one of my biggest inspirations. Her work is smart, witty, and haunting. I also love Cormac McCarthy. His work is so profound. I love how he uses language.

Where can readers purchase your books and where can they connect with you?
You can find my books at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords. Amaranth is available now in e-book at all 3 locations, and will be available in print shortly directly from my website. I can also be found on Twitter, Goodreads, and Facebook.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Cover Reveal!

Cover Reveal: Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gler

Release Date: Oct 30th/2012

What It's About!

Gwen’s life has been a rollercoaster since she discovered she was the Ruby, the final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. In between searching through history for the other time-travelers and asking for a bit of their blood (gross!), she’s been trying to figure out what all the mysteries and prophecies surrounding the Circle really mean. At least Gwen has plenty of help. Her best friend Lesley follows every lead diligently on the Internet. James the ghost teaches Gwen how to fit in at an eighteenth century party.
And Xemerius, the gargoyle demon who has been following Gwen since he caught her kissing Gideon in a church, offers advice on everything. Oh, yes. And of course there is Gideon, the Diamond. One minute he’s very warm indeed; the next he’s freezing cold. Gwen’s not sure what’s going on there, but she’s pretty much destined to find out.

My Thoughts: The cover, first of all, is amazing! I love that dress, and no, I'm not tired of all the dresses on the covers. Yet. Secondly, this book sounds very interesting. It's definitely different, and not something I usually read, but I think I'm gonna have to give it a try anyway! I wanna see what happens between these characters and where the story ends up leading them.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Different Books, Same Covers!

I was looking around goodreads out of boredom, and I noticed a lot of books have the same covers, even though they are completely different. So I thought I would post a few of them. A lot of you have probably noticed some of these same covers too! How do you feel about different books sharing the same cover? It kind of annoys me to no end, does nobody care about originality anymore?

 I know there's a few more, but here's a few I slapped together :)

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

The Hollow Review

Rating: ♥♥.5

When Abbey's best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that Kristen is dead and rumors fly that her death was no accident. Abbey goes through the motions of mourning her best friend, but privately, she refuses to believe that Kristen is really gone. It only makes things worse that everyone now treats Abbey like either a freak show or a charity case. Thank goodness for Caspian, the gorgeous and mysterious boy who shows up out of nowhere at Kristen's funeral, and keeps reappearing in Abbey's life. Caspian clearly has secrets of his own, but he's the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again...but also special.
Just when Abbey starts to feel that she might survive all this, she learns a secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her best friend. How could Kristen have kept silent about so much? And could this secret have led to her death? As Abbey struggles to understand Kristen's betrayal, she uncovers a frightening truth that nearly unravels her -- one that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian, as well as her own sanity.

I was really excited to read this trilogy. So far though, it's a little disappointing.  The whole idea of the legend of sleepy hollow, the mysterious death of the main character's best friend, Kristen and Caspian, the guy that starts appearing at the same time as Kristen's funeral, all sounds like an amazing story. Only, I felt like a lot of the pages in this book were filled with a lot of words, just to fill a page.

I feel like the author didn't really know where she was going with the story as a hole, and just wrote from the top of her head, while trying to string along a few events here and there to make the readers feel like something was actually going to happen. So many times while reading this, I kept thinking, Can we just get on with it already? I want to know what happens with this! Yet it generally dragged on for 4 or 5 pages, and you never really would get any real clue. For instance, when Abby found Kristen's  diaries, and read them, I thought, Wow, we're actually finally starting to get somewhere with this. Boy was I wrong!  It talks about some of the diary entries, but then sort of just moves on to something different and your right back where you started.

Another thing that got on my nerves was Abby. She's one of those most dumbest, annoying characters I think I've ever come across. She cries over everything, she makes friends with old people that live in the cemetery, gets upset every time some little thing happens, or Caspian didn't kiss or touch her the way she wanted, etc. 

In reality, this book should have really only had 200 to maybe 300 pages at most. When you take out all the "filler", that's about what you would have left of actual story, not 500. Jessica Verday could have definitely made the story a whole lot better.   


Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal: Live Through This by Mindi Scott

Release Date: Oct 2nd/2012

What It's About!

Sometimes hiding the truth requires more than a lie..

From the outside, Coley Sterling’s life seems pretty normal . . . whatever that means. It’s not perfect—her best friend is seriously mad at her and her dance team captains keep giving her a hard time—but Coley’s adorable, sweet crush Reece helps distract her from the annoying drama. Plus, she has a great family to fall back on—with a stepdad and mom who would stop at nothing to keep her and her siblings happy and safe.

But Coley has a lot of secrets. She won’t admit—not even to herself—that her almost-perfect life is her own carefully-crafted façade. That for years she’s been burying the shame and guilt over a relationship that crossed the line. Now, Coley and Reece are getting closer, and as Coley has the chance at her first real boyfriend, a decade’s worth of lies are on the verge of unraveling.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Description for The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead has finally been released!

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.
Sydney would love to go to college, but instead, she’s been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm Springs, California–tasked with protecting Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who want to throw the Moroi court into civil war. Formerly in disgrace, Sydney is now praised for her loyalty and obedience, and held up as the model of an exemplary Alchemist.
But the closer she grows to Jill, Eddie, and especially Adrian, the more she finds herself questioning her age–old Alchemist beliefs, her idea of family, and the sense of what it means to truly belong.
 Her world becomes even more complicated when magical experiments show Sydney may hold the key to prevent becoming Strigoi—the fiercest vampires, the ones who don’t die. But it’s her fear of being just that—special, magical, powerful—that scares her more than anything. Equally daunting is her new romance with Brayden, a cute, brainy guy who seems to be her match in every way. Yet, as perfect as he seems, Sydney finds herself being drawn to someone else—someone forbidden to her.
When a shocking secret threatens to tear the vampire world apart, Sydney’s loyalties are suddenly tested more than ever before. She wonders how she’s supposed to strike a balance between the principles and dogmas she’s been taught, and what her instincts are now telling her.

Should she trust the Alchemists—or her heart?

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