Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!


Hey everyone! I just wanted to stop by and check in, I know I have been on a very long break from my blog and I apologize. I have had so much medical stuff going on among other things, I haven't found time to sit down and blog. Heck, I didn't even read a single book in November!

It's a new year and I am ready to get back into blogging. I still have some health issues but my goal is to review at least 3 books a month, hopefully more. I ended up reading 135 books last year and didn't post reviews for most of them.

Thanks to all of my followers you have stuck around, I promise to have some new stuff up this month. I wish you all well in the new year!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (#2)

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking The Spine! For now, I may do this once or twice a month. I really like the idea of featuring a book that I'm looking forward to but I don't want to overdo it either.

Title: City of a Thousand Dolls
Author: Miriam Forster
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 320
Release Date: February 5, 2013

Book Synopsis (from Goodreads.com):
The girl with no past, and no future, may be the only one who can save their lives.

Nisha was abandoned at the gates of the City of a Thousand Dolls when she was just a child. Now sixteen, she lives on the grounds of the isolated estate, where orphan girls apprentice as musicians, healers, courtesans, and, if the rumors are true, assassins. Nisha makes her way as Matron’s assistant, her closest companions the mysterious cats that trail her shadow. Only when she begins a forbidden flirtation with the city’s handsome young courier does she let herself imagine a life outside the walls. Until one by one, girls around her start to die.

Before she becomes the next victim, Nisha decides to uncover the secrets that surround the girls’ deaths. But by getting involved, Nisha jeopardizes not only her own future in the City of a Thousand Dolls—but her own life.

Why I'm Stoked:
Somehow the first I heard of this was during the ARC party that Epic Reads hosted. I actually watched the video of it afterward.

This book sounds SO good. I have a feeling that this is going to be action packed and Nisha sounds like a total badass!! I am very excited, I'll keep my fingers crossed for an ARC but I sincerely doubt it. Looks like I will be at B&N on February 5th!! One thing I know for sure, I'm glad I don't live in that city!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

REVIEW: "Tempting the Player" (Gamble Brothers #2) by J. Lynn

Book Synopsis (from Goodreads.com):
Chad Gamble, all-star pitcher for the Nationals, is one of the best players on—and off—the field. And right now, the notorious bad boy wants Bridget Rodgers. But with her lush curves and snappy comebacks, the feisty redhead is the kind of woman a man wants to settle down with…and that’s the last thing Chad needs.

When the paparazzi catch them in a compromising position, Chad’s manager issues an ultimatum: clean up his act or kiss his multi-million dollar contract goodbye. To save his career, his meddling publicist says he'll have to convince everyone Bridget isn’t just his flavor of the week, but his girlfriend.

Being blackmailed into a fake relationship with Chad Gamble isn’t easy, especially when the sizzling physical attraction between them is undeniable. With a month to go on their arranged pretense, it's going to take every ounce of willpower they have not to fall into bed together...or in love.

My Thoughts:
I wish some fictional characters existed in the real world. Chad Gamble is one of those characters. I fell in love with Chase Gamble in Tempting the Best Man but Chad absolutely stole my heart in this book. He takes sexy to a whole new level.

The chemistry between Bridget and Chad is electric and undeniable. Bridget is a feisty woman and I love pretty much everything about her. She's real. She has insecurities like a lot of women but she also knows how to carry herself. If I were Chad, I would have been drawn to her too.These two absolutely sizzle.

Keep an eye out for Miss Gore. I absolutely hated the woman at the beginning of the story but I slowly learned to appreciate her. Main reason being, she had me laughing hysterically at times.

Maddie, Chase, and Chandler are all in this book as well. I want these characters to last a lot longer than I think they are going to. Three books doesn't seem like enough. If there is one thing the amazing Jennifer L. Armentrout knows how to do perfectly, it's creating a steamy couple that draws you in. I don't think it's possible to put one of her books down. At this point, I am convinced that she can write anything and I will love it.

4 out of 5 stars

Friday, November 2, 2012

COVER REVEAL: "Extracted: The Lost Imperials (Book One)" by Sherry D. Ficklin and Tyler H. Jolley

Lisa Amowitz has done it again for Spencer Hill Press! She has designed such a beautiful cover, I can't wait to share it with you all!! First here is the blurb:

Welcome to the war. 

The Tesla Institute is a premier academy that trains young time travelers called Rifters. Created by Nicola Tesla, the Institute seeks special individuals who can help preserve the time stream against those who try to alter it.

The Hollows is a rogue band of Rifters who tear through time with little care for the consequences. Armed with their own group of lost teens--their only desire to find Tesla and put an end to his corruption of the time stream.

Torn between them are Lex and Ember, two Rifters with no memories of their life before joining the time war.

When Lex’s girlfriend dies during a mission, the only way he can save her is to retrieve the Dox, a piece of tech which allows Rifters to re-enter their own timeline without collapsing the time stream. But the Dox is hidden deep within the Telsa Institute, which means Lex must go into the enemy camp. It’s there he meets Ember, and the past that was stolen from them both comes flooding back.

Now armed with the truth of who they are, Lex and Ember must work together to save the future before the battle for time destroys them both…again.

I absolutely cannot wait to read this! And now for the cover..

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: The Tragedy of Knowledge (The Resistance Trilogy #3) by Rachael Wade

Book Synopsis (from Goodreads.com):
After arranging a hopeful but risky alliance during their visit to the Amaranthian realm, Camille, Gavin, and the resistance don’t have much time to recover from their failed mission. Forced to create a new strategy to achieve their goal, they embark on a different mission—one that possibly holds the missing key to their quest for victory, and their deadliest one yet.

As they attempt round two to restore peace and freedom for their kind, they must rely on help from the living, the bayous, and beyond to decipher allies from enemies, good magic from bad, and whether the source claiming to lead the way to their destiny can be trusted. Racing against the clock to solve the mystery of their fate, they find the battle has come right to their doorstep, and this time, everyone must pay a price.

My Thoughts:
Best line, hands down, is the line that the title comes from: "Once you know something, you can never unknow it. Truth doesn’t let you do that. That’s the tragedy of knowledge."

I am completely obsessed with this trilogy and a huge fan of Rachael. I am happy to say that ToK did NOT disappoint. If you enjoyed Amaranth and The Gates, this is a MUST read. There are some steamy scenes, some intense battle scenes, and some heart breaking scenes.

While I LOVE Gavin and Camille as a couple, I am glad the entire book wasn't about their relationship. We got a lot of back story on other characters and found out why some characters are the way they are. I actually felt bad for certain people that I never imagined I'd feel sorry for.

I hate that I am writing such a short review for such a wonderful book but I don't want to give anything away!! You NEED to pick up this book though, it's incredible.

5 out of 5 stars!

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