Book Review: Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout!

Book Review: Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout!

Half-Blood: A Covenant Novel By Jennifer L. Armentrout Release Date: 10/18/11 Paperback/e-book 304 pages Book Description from Amazon: The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi-pure-bloods-have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals-well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures.Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden.Unfortunately, she’s crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn’t her biggest problem–staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would […]

Follow Friday! (10)

Posted March 16, 2012 by Nereyda in Uncategorized / 11 Comments
Follow Friday! (10)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel of Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read! It’s a great way to meet new blogger friends! RULES To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules: (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read} (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you. If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just […]

Quick Book Review: Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout!

Posted March 15, 2012 by Nereyda in Covenant, Daimon, Jennifer L. Armentrout / 0 Comments
Quick Book Review: Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout!

Daimon: The Prequel to Half-Blood (Covenant) By Jennifer L. Armentrout Release Date: 05/06/11 Paperback/e-book 86 pages Book Description from Amazon: “Love in my world usually ended up with someone hearing ‘I smite thee!’ as she was cursed to be some lame flower for the rest of her life.”For three years, Alexandria has lived among mortals–pretending to be like them and trying to forget the duty she’d been trained to fulfill as a child of a mortal and a demigod. At seventeen, she’s pretty much accepted that she’s a freak by mortal standards… and that she’ll never be prepared for that duty.  According to her mother, that’s a good thing.  But as every descendant of the gods knows, Fate has a way of rearing her ugly head. A horrifying attack forces Alex to flee Miami and try to find her way back to the very place her mother had warned her she should never return-the Covenant. Every step that brings her closer to safety is one more step toward death… because […]

Swoon Thursday! (2)

Posted March 15, 2012 by Nereyda in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
Swoon Thursday! (2)

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 🙂 Just finished reading: Half-Blood By Jennifer L. Armentrout “You don’t have anything to worry about, Alex.  I’m not going to let anything happen to you.” Those forbidden words wrapped around my heart, forever etching into my soul. There are so many more, but this is one of my favorites!

Trailer Thursday! (6)

Posted March 15, 2012 by Nereyda in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
Trailer Thursday! (6)

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. Unraveling By Elizabeth Norris Release Date: 04/24/12 Hardcover/e-book 464 pages Book Description from Amazon: Two days before the start of her junior year, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed—as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she’s opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn’t possible, she knows—with every fiber of her being—that Ben has somehow brought her back to life. But her revival, and Ben’s possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her […]

Waiting On Wednesday! (12)

Posted March 14, 2012 by Nereyda in Uncategorized / 4 Comments
Waiting On Wednesday! (12)

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: What’s Left of Me: The Hybrid Chronicles, Book One By Kat Zhang Release Date: 11/18/12 Hardcover/e-book 336 pages Book Description from Goodreads:Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t… For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The […]

Book Review: Starters by Lissa Price!

Posted March 13, 2012 by Nereyda in 4.5 stars, Book Review, Lissa Price, Starters / 1 Comment
Book Review: Starters by Lissa Price!

Starters By Lissa Price Release Date: 03/13/12 Hardcover/e-book 352 pages Book Description from Amazon: In the future, teens rent their bodies to seniors who want to be young again. One girl discovers her renter plans to do more than party–her body will commit murder, if her mind can’t stop it. Sixteen-year-old Callie lost her parents when the genocide spore wiped out everyone except those who were vaccinated first–the very young and very old. With no grandparents to claim Callie and her little brother, they go on the run, living as squatters, and fighting off unclaimed renegades who would kill for a cookie. Hope comes via Prime Destinations, run by a mysterious figure known only as The Old Man. He hires teens to rent their bodies to seniors, known as Enders, who get to be young again. Callie’s neurochip malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her rich renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, even dating Blake, the grandson of a senator. It’s a fairy-tale new life […]

Teaser Tuesday! (12)

Posted March 13, 2012 by Nereyda in Uncategorized / 3 Comments
Teaser Tuesday! (12)

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: Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout Teaser #1:    -It was him-Aiden St. Delphi. I’d never forget his name or face.  The first time I’d caught a glimpse of him standing in front of the training arena, a ridiculous crush had sprung alive.  I’d been fourteen and he seventeen.  The fact he was a pure blood hadn’t mattered whenever I’d spotted him around campus.  Aiden’s presence could mean one thing only, the Sentinels has arrived. Teaser #2: Sighing, […]

Blog Tour Stop: Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard!

Blog Tour Stop: Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard!

Wanderlove By Kirsten Hubbard Release Date: 03/13/12 Hardcover/e-book 352 pages Book Description from Amazon: It all begins with a stupid question: Are you a Global Vagabond? No, but 18-year-old Bria Sandoval wants to be. In a quest for independence, her neglected art, and no-strings-attached hookups, she signs up for a guided tour of Central America–the wrong one. Middle-aged tourists with fanny packs are hardly the key to self-rediscovery. When Bria meets Rowan, devoted backpacker and dive instructor, and his outspokenly humanitarian sister Starling, she seizes the chance to ditch her group and join them off the beaten path. Bria’s a good girl trying to go bad. Rowan’s a bad boy trying to stay good. As they travel across a panorama of Mayan villages, remote Belizean islands, and hostels plagued with jungle beasties, they discover what they’ve got in common: both seek to leave behind the old versions of themselves. And the secret to escaping the past, Rowan’s found, is to keep moving forward. But Bria comes to realize she can’t […]

Cover Reveal: My Super Sweet 16th Century!

Cover Reveal: My Super Sweet 16th Century!

I’m super excited to be a part of the cover reveal for My Super Sweet 16th Century by Rachel Harris!  The book cover looks awesome and it comes from Entangled Publishing, which has been putting out some AMAZING books!  Here is the cover and an excerpt, make sure to add it to your TBR list! My Super Sweet 16th Century By Rachel Harris Release Date:  09/11/12 Paperback/e-book 304 pages Book Description from Amazon: On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze. Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, […]

What Are You Reading Monday! (7)

Posted March 12, 2012 by Nereyda in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
What Are You Reading Monday! (7)

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. So I have been slammed at work these past couple of weeks and I’ve had to work through lunch which has slowed down my reading, since I read during my lunch. L Last week I read: Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard (I LOVED this book! Click here to read my review) Starters by Lissa Price (Review coming soon) This week I plan to read: Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig Here are some posts you may have missed last week: (Click on the italic titles to follow the links) Blog Tour Stop: Always You by Shilpa Mudiganti-Book Review and Author Interview More Cover Reveals! Always You Release Day […]

In My Mailbox! (12)

Posted March 10, 2012 by Nereyda in Uncategorized / 8 Comments
In My Mailbox! (12)

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: Pure: A Covenant Novel by Jennifer L. Armentrout Books I Received for Review: Embrace by Cherie Colyer (Received as part of Blog Tour) Tomorrow Land by Mari Mancusi – Release Date 03/08/12 The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland – Release Date 05/10/12 Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep – Release Date 05/29/12 What did you get this week? ***Here are some blog posts you may have missed this week*** (Click on the italic titles to follow the links) Blog Tour Stop: Always You by Shilpa Mudiganti-Book Review and Author Interview More Cover Reveals! Always You Release Day Party and Giveaway Author Interview with LaurieFaria Stolarz and exclusive Cover Reveal of Deadly Little Lessons! Book Review of Shadows: A LuxNovella by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Follow Friday! (9)

Posted March 9, 2012 by Nereyda in Uncategorized / 3 Comments
Follow Friday! (9)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel of Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read! It’s a great way to meet new blogger friends! Q: Have you ever looked at books cover and thought, This is going to horrible? But, was instead pleasantly surprised? Show us the cover and tell us about the book. I don’t really like the book covers for Richelle Mead’s adult Succubus Blues series but the books are one of my FAVORITE book series.  Other than that, I think it’s usually the opposite, I see an awesome book cover and I think the book is going to be great, but it turns out to be a bit of a letdown. What about you?  Leave a link to your FF post.  If you are a new visitor, please follow via GFC and I will return the favor.  Thanks!  Don’t forget to check out my giveaways!

Swoon Thursday! (1)

Posted March 8, 2012 by Nereyda in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
Swoon Thursday! (1)

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 🙂 Just finished reading Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard:   -When he kisses me, my entire body reacts, like I’ve taken that first step into a too-hot shower.  I’m sure he can feel my heart pounding from my chest into his.  I feel dazed, almost drunk from the reality of him-the heat of his mouth, the texture of his shirt in my fingers as I hold him tight.  OMG, I LOVED this book!  One of my all-time favorites.  Make sure to add this one to your TBR list.  Review and Author interview coming soon!

Trailer Thursday! (5)

Trailer Thursday! (5)

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. Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin Book One By Robin LaFevers Release Date: 04/03/12 Hardcover/e-book 560 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 […]

Book Review: Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout!

Book Review: Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout!

Shadows: A Lux Novella By Jennifer L. Armentrout Release Date: 02/20/12 (e-book only) Paperback/e-book (Limited paperbacks to be available at a later date)180 pages Book Description from Amazon: The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane. Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable. Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, she can’t stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in. Captivated. Lured. Loved. Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence…and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself. *** Heee’s baaack!  Well, sort of… If you’ve read Obsidian then you know how this story will end.  Even though you know the outcome of this […]

Waiting On Wednesday! (11)

Posted March 7, 2012 by Nereyda in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
Waiting On Wednesday! (11)

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: Above By Leah Bobet Release Date: 04/01/12 Hardcover/e-book 368 pages Book Description from Amazon: An extraordinary debut urban fantasy about dangers outside and in. Matthew has loved Ariel from the moment he found her in the tunnels, her bee’s wings falling away. They live in Safe, an underground refuge for those fleeing the city Above–like Whisper, who speaks to ghosts, and Jack Flash, who can shoot lightning from his fingers. But one terrifying night, an old enemy invades Safe with an army of shadows, and only Matthew, Ariel, and a few friends escape Above. As Matthew unravels the mystery of Safe’s history and the shadows’ attack, he realizes he must find a way to remake his home–not just for himself, but for Ariel, who needs him more than ever before. ABOVE is the debut of an amazing new voice. Unraveling By Elizabeth […]

Author Interview and Cover Reveal for Deadly Little Lessons: Laurie Faria Stolarz!

Author Interview and Cover Reveal for Deadly Little Lessons: Laurie Faria Stolarz!

Laurie Faria Stolarz has stopped by my blog for an interview about her latest book Deadly Little Voices and to share the cover of Deadly Little Lessons! (see below) 1.  Can you share anything with us about the final book, Deadly Little Lessons? Camelia Hammond’s junior year of high school is finally over…but her troubles certainly aren’t. After she discovers a painful truth, she escapes to a summer arts program in Rhode Island. Determined to put family – and boyfriend – drama behind her, she throws herself into her artwork.   At the arts school, she gets caught up in the case of Sasha Beckerman, a local girl who is missing. Even though all signs suggest that the teen ran away, Camelia senses otherwise. Eager to help the girl, she launches her own investigation. She finds a blog by someone named Neal Moche, a psychometric who might have clues to Sasha’s whereabouts. Meanwhile, Camelia realizes how much she misses Ben, despite being committed to Adam.   But time is running […]