Month: April 2013

Apr 30
BLOG TOUR Review & GIVEAWAY: Soul Catcher (Soulkeepers #4) by G.P. Ching

BLOG TOUR Review & GIVEAWAY: Soul Catcher (Soulkeepers #4) by G.P. Ching

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 30 ★★★★

  Dane Michaels has been to Hell and back and isn’t interested in repeating the experience. But as a human caught up in the Soulkeeper’s world, his life isn’t exactly his own. No one can explain why Dane was allowed through the gates of Eden, but it’s changed everything. Now, the only one who can make him feel safe is Ethan, the telekinetic Soulkeeper with a dark past and a heart of gold.When Malini asks Dane to be part of a mission to find the last Soulkeeper, Cheveyo, more than one team member thinks she’s tempting Fate. But Malini suspects Fate has had a hand in Dane’s life for some time and that he could be the key to unraveling Lucifer’s latest plan of attack. Author Bio: G.P Ching is the author of The Soulkeepers Series, The Grounded Trilogy, and a variety of short fiction. She specializes in cross-genre paranormal… Read more »


Apr 29
Review: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Review: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Reviews 1 ★★★★

Title: Poison Princess Author: Kresley Cole Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Release Date: October 2, 2012 Pages: 369, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.21 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole introduces The Arcana Chronicles, post-apocalyptic tales filled with riveting action, the dark mysticism of Tarot cards, and breathtaking romance. She could save the world—or destroy it. Sixteen year old Evangeline “Evie” Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future—and they’re still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux. But she can’t do either alone. With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even though he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees… Read more »


Apr 25
Review: Pivot Point by Kasie West

Review: Pivot Point by Kasie West

Reviews 2 ★★★★½

Title: Pivot Point Author: Kasie West Publisher:  HarperTeen Release Date: February 12, 2013 Pages: 352, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.12 stars My Rating: 4.5/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . . Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not. In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to… Read more »


Apr 23
New books on my TBR list

New books on my TBR list

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Okay, I have added a ridiculous number of books to my To-Read list recently.  I have no idea how I’m going to get to them all, but I’m sure going to try! Here are some of the books I’m most looking forward to (click on the images to see them on GoodReads)-            There’s another book that I thought I added to my TBR list that I now can’t find and it’s driving me crazy!  (I literally just searched for it for a half hour – that’s why I had to cut this list shorter than I was originally planning – I’m out of time!).  The book was about a college age girl who has to keep living out alternate realities based on choices that a younger version of herself is making.  But, I can’t for the life of me remember the title and now I can’t find it!!  This… Read more »


Apr 20
Review: Stained by Ella James

Review: Stained by Ella James

Reviews 0 ★★

Title: Stained Author: Ella James Publisher:  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Release Date: September 14, 2011 Pages: 252, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 3.8 stars My Rating: 2/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: After a fire destroys seventeen-year-old Julia’s home and kills her foster parents, she chases the half-demon responsible across the country and back, determined to avenge her family and discover why a host of celestial baddies want her dead. With Julia is enigmatic hottie – Cayne, who has his own score to settle with the half-demon, and who might be just as dangerous as the creature he and Julia hunt. MY TAKE I was disappointed with this book.  At several points while I was reading I couldn’t wait for it to be done so I could put it down, which is very unusual for me.  And, honestly, I can’t even put my finger on what went wrong for me.  On the surface, I should have liked the story.  Yes, the… Read more »


Apr 19
Debut Author Challenge – My To-Read List!

Debut Author Challenge – My To-Read List!

Challenges 0

Okay, as I mentioned, I’ve decided to join the Debut Author Challenge that’s run by Tara from Hobbitsies.  (For this challenge, you have to read and review at least 12 debut YA (or MG) books in 2013.  The books have to be released in 2013 and they have to either be the author’s very first book OR their first YA book.)  So, I think I’ve come up with a list of books for the challenge – I reserve the right to change this as the year goes on, but this is what I’m starting with.  I’ll update this list as the year goes on.  Here’s it is (not necessarily in the order I’ll be reading them):For my current list, see my updated post HERE.


Apr 17
Check It Out – Richelle Mead’s upcoming novel, Gameboard of the Gods

Check It Out – Richelle Mead’s upcoming novel, Gameboard of the Gods

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Is anyone else really looking forward to seeing what Richelle Mead has in store for us in her new Adult novel  Gameboard of the Gods?  I love her YA books, so I’m SO excited to see where this new novel takes us.  If you haven’t yet, check out Richelle Mead’s blog where you’ll find character descriptions and two excerpts from the novel!  The book is coming out June of this year, so be on the lookout!


Apr 16
Debut Author Challenge

Debut Author Challenge

Challenges 2

I’ve decided to join the Debut Author Challenge that’s run by Tara from Hobbitsies.  For this challenge, you have to read and review at least 12 debut YA (or MG) books in 2013.  The books have to be released in 2013 and they have to either be the author’s very first book OR their first YA book.  This seems like a fun challenge, and I love the idea of discovering some new authors so why not join, right?  Be on the lookout for an upcoming post listing the books I’ve chosen for this challenge! (By the way, you don’t have to be a blogger to participate in the challenge, so check it out!) For my current list of books I’m reading for this challenge, see my updated post HERE.


Apr 15
Review: The Secret Circle Trilogy by L.J. Smith

Review: The Secret Circle Trilogy by L.J. Smith

Random Reads, Reviews 0 ★★★★

Title: The Secret Circle Trilogy (The Initiation & The Captive Part I/The Captive Part II & The Power) Author: L.J. Smith Publisher:  Harper Teen Release Date: 2008/2009 Pages: 396/390, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4/4.15 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: THE CIRCLE’S POWER HAS LURED HER HOME… Forced to move from sunny California to gloomy New England, Cassie longs for her old life. Even so, she feels a strange kinship to a terrifying group of teens who seem to rule her school. Initiated into the coven of witched that’s controlled New Salem for hundreds of years, she’s drawn into the Secret Circle, a thrill that’s both intoxicating and deadly. But when she falls for the mysterious and intriguing Adam, Cassie must choose whether to resist temptation or risk dark forces to get what she wants – even if it means that one wrong move could ultimately destroy her. MY TAKE The third book of the Secret Circle… Read more »


Apr 11
Review: The Voice by Jennifer Anne Davis

Review: The Voice by Jennifer Anne Davis

Reviews 0 ★★★

Title: The Voice Author: Jennifer Anne Davis Publisher:  Lands Atlantic Release Date: January 29, 2013 Pages: 288, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.72 stars My Rating: 3/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: During her abduction and assault, Audrey begins to hear a voice. She hopes she’s not going crazy, because after what she’s experienced, that’s the most logical explanation. However, as she begins to listen to the voice, Audrey realizes that someone may be telepathically trying to help her. Unfortunately, rescue isn’t all she needs. In order to leave behind the constant reminders, she flees to her Aunt Kate’s house in San Diego, and assumes a new identity. It works until the eighteen-year-old twin boys who live next door threaten to break through the protective walls she’s worked so hard to build. Between Caleb going out of his way to befriend her and Justin avoiding her at all costs, Audrey doesn’t know if normalcy will ever find her again. But one thing… Read more »