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REVIEW: Black City by Elizabeth Richards

REVIEW: Black City by Elizabeth Richards

BLACK CITYBy Elizabeth Richards Young Adult SF DystopianPublished November 2012 ABOUT THE BOOK A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war. In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash’s long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught, they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong. When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that… Read more »

June 20, 2013 Uncategorized 4

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REVIEW: A Sliver of Hope by Karla J. Nellenbach

REVIEW: A Sliver of Hope by Karla J. Nellenbach

A Sliver of Hope by Karla J. Nellenbach Welcome to my stop on The Guardian Angel series blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours.  Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule! DESCRIPTION My twin sister was the only person in the world I thought I’d known inside and out. Apparently, I was wrong. Twin sisters share a unique bond, one that can’t be broken by miles, time, or even death. Hannah and Hope Morton are no exception. When Hope takes her own life, Hannah loses a sister and a best friend, a catastrophe she isn’t sure she’ll survive herself. With her family in ruins, Hannah is slowly disappearing, drowning in a sea of misery. Even her wild, energetic best friend can’t pull her out of her grief. Desperate to help Hannah, her brother comes home from college, bringing his best friend Julian along, the first boy to break Hannah’s heart. None… Read more »

June 14, 2013 Uncategorized 1

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REVIEW: Caly’s Piece by J.M. Miller

REVIEW: Caly’s Piece by J.M. Miller

 Caly’s Piece byJ.M. Miller YA/Coming of Age Romance Caly knew her mom would punish her; in fact, she’d planned on it. But a late-night ride in the backseat of a cop car wasn’t part of that plan. Seventeen-year-old Caly Monroe has one passion: graffiti. Her mom hates it. And that’s precisely why Caly decides to spray paint a barely dressed portrait of her mom in the middle of town, hoping to change her perspective―or maybe it was just to piss her off. After Caly’s mom picks her up from the police station, she banishes Caly to Gemstone Beach, the run-down bay beach where they used to live each summer. The last time Caly stepped a bare foot onto that beach’s crusty sand was five years ago, before her mom opened a bakery and permanently ended their vacations. When Caly returns, she is tasked with manual labor at the boardwalk as… Read more »

June 9, 2013 Uncategorized 1

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REVIEW: The Host by Stephenie Meyer

REVIEW: The Host by Stephenie Meyer

The Host (The Host #1) by Stephenie Meyer SF/ Romance Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, didn’t expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. As Melanie fills Wanderer’s thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who still lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she’s never met. Reluctant allies, Wanderer and Melanie set off to search for the man they both love. Featuring one of the most unusual love triangles in literature, THE HOST is a riveting and unforgettable novel about the persistence of love and the essence of what it means to be human. REVIEW This book was recommended to me so many times over the past six months,… Read more »

June 3, 2013 Uncategorized 5

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REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: CAPTURE By Brina Courtney

REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: CAPTURE By Brina Courtney

CAPTURECryptid Tales, #2 By Brina Courtney New Adult Paranormal Romance SEE MY REVIEW FOR BOOK ONE, REVEAL, HERE Shay could be the key to ending a war that humans don’t know exist. Of a race of beings that aren’t real, or are they? Shay Tafford’s childhood has been fatherless, filled instead with memories of speaking to the dead. She is forced to hide her unique ability from those living around her. That’s why it’s been comforting to have Jeremy, a child ghost, as her confidante. But recently he’s been absent, perhaps lost as her father is. When Shay meets Hugh, the guy she’s had a crush on for weeks, and finds he can speak to ghosts too she’s just starting to find a normalcy in her life. But as Hugh reveals the truth to Shay, about who she really is and about what it is she can do, he erases… Read more »

May 29, 2013 Uncategorized 3

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REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Feeling Death by DT Dyllin

REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Feeling Death by DT Dyllin

FEELING DEATH DT DYLLIN Paperback Expected publication: May 27th 2013by Dragonfairy Press   ***Genre – Erotic Paranormal Romance ABOUT THE BOOK Samantha Bevans is having the best sex of her life—but it’s not with her husband. Fortunately for her marriage, the affair is all in her mind. Isn’t it? As an empath, she senses other people’s emotions. But her connection to the man with the chiseled face and haunting eyes seems so real. There’s no time for fantasies with a serial killer loose in Pittsburgh. The killer is targeting dancers at a strip club where Samantha used to bartend, back when drugs were the only cure for the torment of her abilities. As a member of a special task force, Samantha uses her talents to sense the victims’ final thoughts. Just when she thought the case was complex enough, she discovers one of the victims was thinking about her fantasy man… Read more »

May 27, 2013 Uncategorized 3

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REVIEW: Arabelle’s Shadows by Fleur Gaskin

REVIEW: Arabelle’s Shadows by Fleur Gaskin

ARABELLE’S SHADOWS BY FLEUR GASKIN ABOUT THE BOOK Everything in Arabelle’s life is coming together. She has confidence, great friends, she’s even dating Naak, a wealthy Thai socialite. But there are too many models in Bangkok. Arabelle’s broke, she can’t find an agent in New York, and Naak isn’t as wonderful as he first appears.  Slowly the Shadows creep back into Arabelle’s mind, bringing with them thoughts of hopelessness and despair. The vile Shadows know something Arabelle’s refusing to remember and, if she’s not careful, they’ll use it to destroy her.  Based on a true story, Arabelle’s Shadows takes us on a journey through the struggles of growing up, not quite making it as an international model, and attempting to overcome a crushing depression REVIEW This book was addictive.  Written by a former fashion model, Arabelle’s Shadows is a deep, personal look inside the world of international modeling.  I was… Read more »

May 24, 2013 Uncategorized 3

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REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston

REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston

The Rules for Disappearing  by Ashley Elston Publication date: May 14, 2013Genre: YA Romantic Thriller DESCRIPTIONShe’s been six different people in six different places: Madeline in Ohio, Isabelle in Missouri, Olivia in Kentucky . . . But now that she’s been transplanted to rural Louisiana, she has decided that this fake identity will be her last. Witness Protection has taken nearly everything from her. But for now, they’ve given her a new name, Megan Rose Jones, and a horrible hair color. For the past eight months, Meg has begged her father to answer one question: What on earth did he do – or see – that landed them in this god-awful mess? Meg has just about had it with all the Suits’ rules — and her dad’s silence. If he won’t help, it’s time she got some answers for herself. But Meg isn’t counting on Ethan Landry, an adorable Louisiana… Read more »

May 23, 2013 Uncategorized 8

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GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: The Photo Traveler by Arthur J. Gonzalez

GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: The Photo Traveler by Arthur J. Gonzalez

The Photo Traveler by Arthur J. Gonzalez Publication: February 20th, 2013Genre: YA Paranormal/Time Travel DESCRIPTION Seventeen-year-old Gavin Hillstone is resigned to being miserable for the rest of his life. Left alone in the world after his parents died in a fire when he was four, he was placed in foster care, which for him meant ending up in an abusive home with an alcoholic adoptive father. Gavin’s only escape is in taking and creating images. His camera is his refuge from the unending torture and isolation of daily life in his  “family.” Until he learns by accident that he isn’t alone in the world after all. His father’s parents are still alive and living in Washington DC. When he takes the plunge and travels 3,000 miles to find his grandparents, he learns that they—and he—are part of something much bigger, and more dangerous, than he could ever have imagined. Something that has always put his family at risk and that will now threaten his own life, while forever changing it. He learns that he is one of… Read more »

May 17, 2013 Uncategorized 3

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