I’m thrilled to be one of the participating blogs participating in the trailer reveal for Taste! Taste By Kate Evangelista Taste Official Blurb: 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 Luka 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 Luka the more she is plunging them all into a centuries old feud. Song Credits: “Hunger” © Noelle Pico. Full Download available at http://sheisnoelle.bandcamp.com Author Bio: When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn’t going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department […]
In My Mailbox! Meme created by Kristi at The Story Siren, that features books I’ve received/purchased/borrowed during the current week. Book I bought this week: Predestined by Abbi Glines Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin by Robin LaFevers (received e-arc but needed a keeper for my bookcase) Books I received for review: Intangible by J. Meyers The Glimpse by Claire Merle (Release Date 06/07/12) Shift by Kim Curran (Release Date 09/04/12) Silver by Talia Vance (Release Date 09/08/12) A big thank you to J. Meyers for sending me her book and to NetGalley! What did you get in your mailbox this week? *** If you are a new visitor, welcome! I hope you like my blog! If you do, I would really appreciate it if you would follow via GFC. Here are some awesome posts you may have missed last week (not including my daily memes): Book Review: The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman Book Review: Existence by Abbi Glines Author Interview: Robin Wasserman Favorite Quotes of the Week – New Meme!
Favorite quotes is a new weekly meme hosted by Nereyda @ Mostly YA Book Obsessed. Share one of your favorite quotes or scenes from each book you have read this week. If you would like to join, please add your link at the bottom of this post and share your favorite quotes. The Book of Blood and Shadow By Robin Wasserman Release Date: 04/10/12 Hardcover/e-book 448 pages Favorite Quote: – “Some people would call you dangerously naïve.” Eli said. “And would point out that knowledge can be dangerous.” “So’s ignorance,” I said. “It’s always better to know than not to know.” Existence: Existence Trilogy Book One By Abbi Glines Release Date: 12/12/11 E-book 170 pages Favorite Scene: – He lowered his head to my shoulder and kissed the curve of my neck. His hand moved over to slip beneath my shirt and the heat from his palm rested on my bare stomach. A pulse of warmth surged through me and he pressed me tightly against him to keep me from falling. “I want to kill that boy every time I see his hands on you.” He kissed a path up my neck and I arched my neck in response to give him better access. Nothing had ever felt like this. His touch was like a drug. “I want to rip […]
I’m very excited to have Robin Wasserman on my blog today, whose latest book; The Book of Blood and Shadow has been getting great reviews. Click here to read my review! The Book of Blood and Shadow By Robin Wasserman Release Date: 04/10/12 Hardcover/e-book 448 pages Book Description from Amazon: It was like a nightmare, but there was no waking up. When the night began, Nora had two best friends and an embarrassingly storybook one true love. When it ended, she had nothing but blood on her hands and an echoing scream that stopped only when the tranquilizers pierced her veins and left her in the merciful dark. But the next morning, it was all still true: Chris was dead. His girlfriend Adriane, Nora’s best friend, was catatonic. And Max, Nora’s sweet, smart, soft-spoken Prince Charming, was gone. He was also—according to the police, according to her parents, according to everyone—a murderer. Desperate to prove his innocence, Nora follows the trail of blood, no matter where it leads. It ultimately brings her to the ancient streets of Prague, where she is drawn into a dark web of secret societies and shadowy conspirators, all driven by a mad desire to possess something that might not even exist. For buried in a centuries-old manuscript is the secret to ultimate knowledge and communion […]
Existence: Existence Trilogy Book One By Abbi Glines Release Date: 12/12/11 E-book 170 pages Book Description from Amazon: What happens when you’re stalked by Death? You fall in love with him, of course. Pagan Moore doesn’t cheat Death, but instead, falls in love with him. Seventeen year old Pagan Moore has seen souls her entire life. Once she realized the strangers she often saw walking through walls were not visible to anyone else, she started ignoring them. If she didn’t let them know she could see them, then they left her alone. Until she stepped out of her car the first day of school and saw an incredibly sexy guy lounging on a picnic table, watching her with an amused smirk on his face. Problem is, she knows he’s dead. Not only does he not go away when she ignores him, but he does something none of the others have ever done. He speaks. Pagan is fascinated by the soul. What she doesn’t realize is that her appointed time to die is drawing near and the wickedly beautiful soul she is falling in love with is not a soul at all. He is Death and he’s about to break all the rules. *** This book has been on my TBR pile for a while now and after hearing a LOT […]
Trailer Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Totally Bookalicious where I showcase Trailers for Books that I think you’ll like. Trailers will be for books that are usually new or upcoming releases. However, from time to time there may be an older trailer for a book I love. The Last Echo: A Body Finder Novel By Kimberly Derting Release Date: 04/17/12 Hardcover/e-book 368 pages Book Description from Amazon: Violet kept her morbid ability to sense dead bodies a secret from everyone except her family and her childhood-best-friend-turned-boyfriend, Jay Heaton. That is until forensic psychologist Sara Priest discovered Violet’s talent and invited her to use her gift to track down murderers. Now, as she works with an eclectic group of individuals–including mysterious and dangerously attractive Rafe–it’s Violet’s job to help those who have been murdered by bringing their killers to justice. When Violet discovers the body of a college girl killed by “the girlfriend collector” she is determined to solve the case. But now the serial killer is on the lookout for a new “relationship” and Violet may have caught his eye….
From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering. Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! We want to know 🙂 Agh! This week it was VERY hard to just pick one swoon quote. Why you ask? I just finished reading Existence which is full of swoon-worthy moments from two guys. I blame it all on Abbi Glines! Here are two of my favorite swoon quotes, one from each guy: Existence By Abbi Glines Leif: -“You think I only see you as my tutor?” he asked. I nodded, unsure of his meaning. He gave me a sad smirk. “That would be my fault too. I have never had a problem letting a girl know I’m interested…until you.” I wasn’t sure what he meant so I remained silent. He sat down in the chair Miranda vacated moments ago. “I knew you didn’t like me when you agreed to tutor me. You didn’t have to tell me that day in the hall when you said you’d turned me down because you didn’t like me. I’ve always known you didn’t like me, but I wanted […]
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week’s Waiting on Wednesday picks are: Velveteen By Daniel Marks Release Date: 10/09/12 Hardcover/e-book 304 pages Book Description from Amazon: Velveteen Monroe is dead. At 16, she was kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw. But that’s not the problem. The problem is she landed in purgatory. And while it’s not a fiery inferno, it’s certainly no heaven. It’s gray, ashen, and crumbling more and more by the day, and everyone has a job to do. Which doesn’t leave Velveteen much time to do anything about what’s really on her mind. Bonesaw. Velveteen aches to deliver the bloody punishment her killer deserves. And she’s figured out just how to do it. She’ll haunt him for the rest of his days.It’ll be brutal . . . and awesome. But crossing the divide between the living and the dead has devastating consequences. Velveteen’s obsessive haunting cracks the foundations of purgatory and jeopardizes her very soul. A risk she’s willing to take—except fate has just given her reason to stick around: an unreasonably hot and completely off-limits coworker. Velveteen can’t help herself when it comes to breaking rules . . . or getting revenge. And she just might be angry […]
The Book of Blood and Shadow By Robin Wasserman Release Date: 04/10/12 Hardcover/e-book 448 pages Book Description from Amazon: It was like a nightmare, but there was no waking up. When the night began, Nora had two best friends and an embarrassingly storybook one true love. When it ended, she had nothing but blood on her hands and an echoing scream that stopped only when the tranquilizers pierced her veins and left her in the merciful dark. But the next morning, it was all still true: Chris was dead. His girlfriend Adriane, Nora’s best friend, was catatonic. And Max, Nora’s sweet, smart, soft-spoken Prince Charming, was gone. He was also—according to the police, according to her parents, according to everyone—a murderer. Desperate to prove his innocence, Nora follows the trail of blood, no matter where it leads. It ultimately brings her to the ancient streets of Prague, where she is drawn into a dark web of secret societies and shadowy conspirators, all driven by a mad desire to possess something that might not even exist. For buried in a centuries-old manuscript is the secret to ultimate knowledge and communion with the divine; it is said that he who controls the Lumen Dei controls the world. Unbeknownst to her, Nora now holds the crucial key to unlocking its secrets. Her night […]
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: 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! Currently Reading: Existence by Abbi Glines Teaser #1: – “So, what class do you have first?” I asked, relaxing for the first time since I’d spotted the dead guy lounging outside on the picnic table staring directly at me. Teaser #2: – A movement, out of the corner of my eye, caused the hairs on my arms to prickle. I’d known better than to stay in this empty room. But I was here now and running would make it worse. I turned to face the same soul from outside sitting in a chair at the back of the classroom with his feet propped up on the desk in front of him and his arms crossed casually over his chest. How had he known I could see him? I’d given […]
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list. Last week I read: Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin Book One by Robin LaFevers Life is but a Dream by Brian James’ Started reading: The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman This week I plan on reading: Existence by Abbi Glines Predestined by Abbi Glines Above by Leah Bobet (I know these books have been on my TBR list the past couple of weeks, but I WILL read them this week!) *** Here are some awesome posts you may have missed this week, click on the titles to follow the links: Cover Reveal: Astarte’s Wrath by Tricia Wolfe Book Review and Author Interview: Forgiven by Jana Oliver My March Wrap-Up Cover Reveal: Ceaseless by Abbi Glines Book Review: Grave Mercy-His Fair Assassin by Robin LaFevers Cover Reveal: Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter Hoppy Eggstravaganza Blog Hop Giveaway! My Favorite Quotes of the Week-New Meme! Book Review: Life is but a Dream by Brian James Make sure to enter both of the giveaways I have going on right now […]
Meme created by Kristi at The Story Siren, that features books I’ve received/purchased/borrowed during the current week. Books I bought this week: Black Heart by Holly Black Books I received for review: Arranged by Catherine McKenzie (Release Date 05/15/12) The Immortal Rules: Blood of Eden by Julie Kagawa (Release Date: 04/24/12) Dark Kiss: Nightwatchers by Michelle Rowen (Release Date 05/22/12) Streamline by Jennifer Lane Socialpunk by Monica Leonelle Untouched by Jus Accardo What did you get this week? *** If you are a new follower, welcome! Please follow via GFC and make sure to keep checking my blog! Here are some awesome posts you may have missed this week, click on the titles to follow the links: Cover Reveal: Astarte’s Wrath by Tricia Wolfe Book Review and Author Interview: Forgiven by Jana Oliver My March Wrap-Up Cover Reveal: Ceaseless by Abbi Glines Book Review: Grave Mercy-His Fair Assassin by Robin LaFevers Cover Reveal: Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter Hoppy Eggstravaganza Blog Hop Giveaway!My Favorite Quotes of the Week-New Meme!Book Review: Life is but a Dream by Brian James
Life Is But a Dream By Brian James Release Date: 03/27/12 Hardcover/e-book 240 pages Book Description from Amazon: Sabrina, an artist, is diagnosed with schizophrenia, and her parents check her into the Wellness Center. There she meets Alec, who is convinced it’s the world that’s crazy, not the two of them. They are meant to be together; they are special. But when Alec starts to convince Sabrina that her treatment will wipe out everything that makes her creative, she worries that she’ll lose hold of her dreams and herself. Should she listen to her doctor? her decision may have fatal consequences. Brian James calls Life is But a Dream “the most intense book I’ve written. Bringing this unique character to life and seeing the world through her eyes, with all its beauty and confusion, was an immense challenge that I hope is just as rewarding to read as it was to write.” Intense–yes. Unforgettable–definitely. ***ARC provided by Feiwel & Friends for review*** I was instantly captivated by the cover and book description for Life Is But a Dream. It is definitely unlike any other story I have ever read. We meet Sabrina, and artist who is diagnosed with schizophrenia. Her parents have checked her into The Wellness Center where she meets Alec. She is instantly drawn to him because she […]
I’ve decided to start a new Meme. Each Saturday I will pick one of my favorite quotes or scenes from each book I have read that week. Favorite quotes is a weekly meme hosted by Nereyda @ Mostly YA Book Obsessed. Share one of your favorite quotes or scenes from each book you have read this week.If you would like to join add your blog to the linky below. My favorite quotes this week: Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin Book One By Robin LaFevers Release Date: 04/03/12 Hardcover/e-book 549 pages -“Not all men are the same, you know. With someone such as Gavriel, I would suggest appearing aloof, not chasing too much. He might see that as suffocating rather than charming.” Her words are sharp, but her voice is sweet, like honey on the edge of a blade, and meant to be cutting. I comfort myself with the knowledge that if Duval ever feels smothered by me, it will be because I am holding a pillow over his face and commending his soul to Mortain. Life Is But a Dream By Brian James Release Date: 03/27/12 Hardcover/e-book 249 pages -“I really wish I saw things the way you do.” He says. “You’re lucky. I hate almost everything I see, but you can see the beautiful part of everything.” I turn my head […]
Hope you guys all have a Happy Easter! This giveaway is for 2 of my favorite books I have reviewed this year. (Or late last year since I started my blog last December) One lucky winner will chose two of the following books: (You can also click on the titles to read my review) Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout Forgiven by Jana Oliver Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin by Robin LaFevers Partials by Dan Wells Touch by Jus Accardo Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel Hallowed by Cynthia Hand Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter Starters by Lissa Price Tempest by Julie Cross Rules: 1. Winner will choose 2 books from the list above. Winner may choose actual books or Kindle e-books. 2. US for actual books, International if winner chooses e-books. 3. Winner has 24 hours to respond to email or new winner will be chosen. 4. Don’t forget to visit the rest of the blogs participating in this blog hop for more giveaways! a Rafflecopter giveaway *** If you are a new visitor to my blog, welcome! I hope you keep visiting! Here are some of my March posts you may have missed, (not including my daily […]
Alice in Zombieland: White Rabbit Chronicles Book One By Gena Showalter Release Date: 09/25/12 Publisher: Harlequin Teen Book Description: She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever. Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would changed course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone. Her father was right. The monsters are real. To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies.
Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin Book One By Robin LaFevers Release Date: 04/03/12 Hardcover/e-book 549 pages Book Description from Amazon: Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf? Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others. Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart? ***ARC received by Houghton Miffin Harcourt Publishing for review*** About a month ago I participated in a blog hop, the question for that week was: What books do you avoid to read? My answer: Historical fiction books and political books. So how did I end up reading and LOVING Grave Mercy? Well the answer is simple. […]
Ceaseless: Existence Trilogy Book #3 By Abbi Glines Release Date: 09/18/12 Paperback/e-book Book Description from Goodreads: He defied Heaven to keep her, he defeated evil to save her, but if her soul wants another… will he be able to let her go? *** What do you think?