Saturday, 29 December 2012

Stacking the Shelves #4


                 I got a lot of really great books this week that I'm so excited to read!


The Pledge (The Pledge, #1)  Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles, #1)  Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1)  Defiance (Defiance, #1)Dearly, Departed (Gone With the Respiration, #1)  Touched (Sense Thieves, #1)
Die for Me (Revenants, #1)  Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #2)  Virals (Virals #1)

The Pledge - Kimberly Derting
Poison Princess - Kresley Cole
Starcrossed - Josephine Angelini
Virals - Kathy Reichs
Die For Me - Amy Plum
Dearly Departed - Lia Habel
Defiance - C.J. Redwine
Touched - Corrine Jackson

Second Hand Bookstore:

Dark Reunion (The Vampire Diaries, #4)  Industrial Magic (Women of the Otherworld, #4)  Dime Store Magic (Women of the Otherworld, #3)  Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)

Graceling - Kristin Cashore
Dime Store Magic - Kelley Armstrong
Industrial Magic - Kelley Armstrong
Dark Reunion - L.J. Smith


Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #16

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights books that we're eagerly anticipating!

Asunder (Newsoul, #2) 

Title: Asunder
Author: Jodi Meadows
Release Date: January 29th, 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
This is the second installment in the Newsoul Series.

Ana has always been the only one. Asunder. Apart. But after Templedark, when many residents of Heart were lost forever, some hold Ana responsible for the darksouls–and the newsouls who may be born in their place.

Many are afraid of Ana’s presence, a constant reminder of unstoppable changes and the unknown. When sylph begin behaving differently toward her and people turn violent, Ana must learn to stand up not only for herself but for those who cannot stand up for themselves.

Ana was told that nosouls can’t love. But newsouls? More than anything, she wants to live and love as an equal among the citizens of Heart, but even when Sam professes his deepest feelings, it seems impossible to overcome a lifetime of rejection.

In this second book in the Incarnate trilogy, Ana discovers the truth about reincarnation and will have to find a way to embrace love and make her young life meaningful. Once again, Jodi Meadows explores the extraordinary beauty and shadowed depths of the soul in a story equal parts epic romance and captivating fantasy.

I am so excited to read this book! The first one was good and I can't to find out what happens to Sam and Ana next!

Friday, 14 December 2012

Full-Blooded Review

Summary: Born the only female in an all male race, Jessica McClain isn’t just different—she’s feared.

After living under the radar for the last twenty-six years, Jessica is thrust unexpectedly into her first change, a full ten years late. She wakes up and finds she’s in the middle of a storm. Now that she’s become the only female full-blooded werewolf in town, the supernatural world is already clamoring to take a bite out of her and her new Pack must rise up and protect her.

But not everyone is on board. The werewolf Rights of Laws is missing text and the superstitious werewolves think that Jessica means an end to their race. It doesn’t help when Jessica begins to realize she’s more. She can change partway and hold her form, and speak directly to her wolf. But the biggest complication by far is that her alpha father can't control her like he can the rest of his wolves.

When a mercenary who’s been hired by the vampires shows up to extract information about the newly turned werewolf only days after her change, they find themselves smack in the middle of a war and there's no choice but to run together. When it’s up to Jessica to negotiate her release against her father’s direct orders, she chooses to take an offer for help instead. In exchange, Jessica must now swear an oath she may end up repaying with her life.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥
Review: Well where to begin... I suppose I'll start by saying I didn't think it was possible to have so many hot, sexy guys in one book! Like I mean get out your fans ladies - you're gonna need em!

The idea for this book was super cool - Jessica is the only female werewolf... And as if that's not enough she has a crazy myth surrounding her saying that she'll be the one to destroy all werewolfs! Needless to say, this story packed quite a punch from the get-go!

As for characters, Jessica herself was a kick-ass heroine! She's got super self-control, she's stubborn, she's pretty, and she's a werewolf! Like hello! Can you say awesome?! Not to mention the fact that she is surrounded by a multitude of gorgeous guys... including her own brother. Her brother's hotness is from my perspective by the way not hers... that would just be creepy lol.

As for the other guys I'll start with my personal favourite - Rourke. I can't go into too much detail over him because he doesn't really become a big part of the book until later on. But I will say that he plays an incredibly awesome role! His character is strong and tough... and yes, CRAZY HOT!!! Haha you will absolutely love his connections to certain members of the Pack...

Then we have Danny - hot, incredibly funny, and British... a perfect combination to me! There's also James... Ooh I love James! Tall, sexy, and a part of  a scene that will have you blushing for days.

Overall, Full-Blooded is an action-packed, funny, adventurous novel filled with hot guys (damn I just can't get over them!) and a great heroine! Very well-written with not a single boring or slow sentence. I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone... well actually I'd say you should be at least 13-14.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Twelve Months Review

Summary: Don DiMarco has a very good life – a family he loves, a comfortable lifestyle, passions and interests that keep him amused. He also thought he had time, but that turned out not to be the case. Faced with news that might have immediately felled most, Don now wonders if he has time enough. Time enough to show his wife the romance he didn’t always lavish on her. Time enough to live out his most ambitious fantasies. Time enough to close the circle on some of his most aching unresolved relationships. Summoning an inner strength he barely realized he possessed, Don sets off to prove that twelve months is time enough to live a life in full.

A glorious celebration of each and every moment that we’re given here on Earth, as well as the eternal bonds that we all share, TWELVE MONTHS is a stirring testament to the power of the human spirit

Rating: ♥♥♥♥
Review: First of all a huge thanks to Steven Manchester for asking me to review this book and then to his publisher for providing me with a copy! 

When I first read the synopsis for Twelve Months, I knew I was in for an emotional read. I figured it would be something along the lines of a Sarah Dessen type novel so I agreed mainly because she's one of my favorite authors. However, Twelve Months was much different than what I expected - in a great way! It was definitely a very emotional book but the whole novel didn't have a.... depressing air to it. It was actually very sweet and exciting though of course there were sad moments. 

Basically, this story describes how an older man gets through the last year of his life - through the good times and the bad, Don DiMarco and his wife lean on each other during an extremely trying time... but they make the best of it! It goes through all of the new and wonderful things that Don experiences now that he has limited time. It also goes through and explains his family members and what they are feeling.

 Overall, this novel will bring you many laughs and tears, but it is definitely a must-read. Twelve Months is written beautifully and deals with an ever-present issue in a great way. It truly teaches everyone a life lesson and you won't regret giving it a try :)