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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

R.A.K November Wrap up.

So this was the very first time I have recieved a R.A.K and lucky me I got it twice. Yes they were the same book but they were in different formats. I am a print person myself, so any book I  read on the Kindle or e-reader that I love I put it on my to buy list so my library grows.

I recieved Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder from Shellie who sent me an Amazon Kindle Adition first and then later on that week Emily sent me an e-mail letting me know she would send me a U.K. addition to it.

I want to thank you both, I am so gratefull and so very thank full. You both are at the top of my list once my fiances even out. Saddly I was unable to R.A.K. this month due to one emergency after the next, mother in law fell fifteen feet and landed on her face, fracturing the entire side of her face and broke some bones, then our cars act up. So, it has been tough but I have every intention of gifting one as soon as I can and I urge others to do so aswell.
Random Acts of Kindness is such a wonderfull thing that got started.
Thank You!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Starcrossed 500 Giveaway!

So as you may or may not know, I first got into reviewing with my friend Darcus and I review with her on her blog. Starcrossed Reviews. We have recently passed our 500 follower mark and boy were we exctied, actually we are close to 600 now. Anyway, as a thank you I am gonna try and get the word out since her blog is waaaay better then mine as she has been doing it. So head over to Starcrossed Reviews where two winners, open to the US and INT will win a good number of awesome books.

Poison Study Review

Summary:About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly's Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.

As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can't control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren't so clear…

Got it as a RAK. Thanks so much to Emily who sent me a Print Copy and to Shellie who sent it to me via amazon! You guys are awesome sauce and made my month as it was my first RAK ever!

Review:This was a re-read for me. When I first found this I am not gonna lie, it was one of those books I picked out just to pick the library pile that I was borrowing, the cover art was just stunning and still is dispite the different versions I have come across.

Yelena, our main charrachter is a heroin with, dare I say it.. a brain! And one she use quite often as she gets herself out of one situation after the next without waiting to be rescued. She was saved from the gallows only to find herself as the Comanders new food tester, a tast that could be worse then death as her trainer Valek, tests her often to make sure she isn't getting lax in her job.

I liked the detail and thought that was put in to describing the way poisons work. She told us that some could sink to the bottom or float so Yelena had to take bites from numerous places in the food so no one could guess where she tasted and she had to stir the drinks to make sure she was getting an even taste. I liked the way the poisons were described, such as the different types of sweet tastes there can be. There really was alot of thought put into it.

In the end I loved the twists that will throw you for a loop towards the end and the love interests that start to develope.

Favorite Charrie: The Power House twins. You will get it once you've read it. XD
Rating: 5 stars

Crescendo Review

Got it by borrowing it from the boss lady:
Nora Grey's life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn't pleasant, but at least she got a guardian angel out of it: a mysterious, magnetic, gorgeous guardian angel. But, despite his role in her life, Patch has been acting anything but angelic. He's more elusive than ever and even worse, he's started spending time with Nora's arch-enemy, Marcie Millar.

Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Patch hadnt been acting so distant. Even with Scott's totally infuriating attitude Nora finds herself drawn to him - despite her lingering feeling that he's hiding something.

Haunted by images of her murdered father, and questioning whether her nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death, Nora puts herself increasingly in dangerous situations as she desperately searches for answers. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts

I think the thing I liked most about this, was how jealous Nora got. It was completely realistic and made you relate easier with the charachters because they were not perfect. I can't blame her for her reaction, or the pain she felt when she came to it.

It made me think back to the days when I was faced with the similar problem she went through in this book. I am not going to say what it is and give it away, but all the while I was reading it, I looked up every now and then and told my friend. "Ooooh you're gonna be mad when you read this."

It was the villian of this novel that I must applaud, even though about halfway through the turn of events I guessed who it would be, it was still geniusly executed and one I am sure left many readers just sitting there with their mouths open stunned.

I am excited for the third book which I just started because the ending of the second was somewhat a cliff hanger and proving that there can be more then one villian in a book.

Favorite Charrie: The main villian. Not gonna say a name because it would give it away but it is worth reading to find out.

Rating: 5 stars

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Teaser Tuesday's

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!

 "Did you hear something Nora?" Vee asked, "  I thought I heard something.
"You deffinatly heard something," I agreed
"Could that be a dog fart I heard?" Vee asked me.
"I nodded. "I think so."

I am so Sorry!

This month has been extremely hectic for me. I had a huge family emergency that has to this day actually kept me hopping.
I fell extremely behind with NaNoWriMo, so it bummed me out.
So I do apologize that this blog isn't up to the standards I want it to be. Just hang in with me a little bit more.
I am getting ready to put up a giveaway and I am looking into Joining a hop.
Thank you for hanging in there with me. I am truly blessed.

Friday, November 11, 2011

My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent Review

Bought it via Kindle

She doesn't see dead people, but...

She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.

Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next...

I was a little iffy about starting this series, between mixed reviews and the synopsis sounding a little to young for me, it was not at the top of my to read list.
But I have these as I like to call them, it is where I just get so hooked on a certain author that no matter what the book or how good it may be, it just does not do it for me. Some people crave food, I crave certain books. So I was on a Rachel Vincent Kick and decided to give My Soul to Take a try.

Boy am I glad that I did. Where the popular paranormal are werewolves, vampires, angels and yes even fairy's, I was glad to find someone writing about something a little less known about.

I will say that it was a fast read, where some parts I knew exactly what waited around the corner and others completely blew me away.

Favorite Charrie:
Tod. Best reaper ever!


Blood Bound Review By Rachel Vincent

Bought it Via Kindle
Bound by blood, condemned by fate

As a bloodtracker, Liv is extremely powerful. And in a world where power is a commodity that can get you killed, Liv's learnt to survive by her own rules.

Rule number one? Trust no one.

But when a friend's daughter goes missing, Liv is bound by a potent magical oath. She can't rest until the child is safe.
And that means trusting her dangerous ex, Cam.

A sinister prophecy tells that she and Cam will be the death of each other, yet Liv's tired of being a slave to destiny. She's ready to play the forces controlling her world at their own game.

No matter what the cost
This book is one of the few that completely rocked my world It literally tore the rug right out from under my feet and left me stunned speechless.
I will admit when I first started reading the book I was confused and in the first chapter about every other page I kept flipping back to the first trying to see if I had come in mid-series.
But all was revealed and just as I thought I knew the who done it, it turned out I couldn’t have been more wrong.
This book reminded me a lot of the movie Push, just done Way Way better. It went so much more into depth and explained the powers better than the movie did.
The ending was what really got me. It was ingeniously written and it pretty much guaranteed sales for book two, (There had better be a book two that is), but as a reader I wanted to scream in frustration.
Favorite Charrie:

1. “My bra and jeans are compromised? So…what? They agreed to share and play nice?”
2. “Forget crime lords and corrupt politicians-telemarketers are the root of all evil.”
3. “I realized that I would rather die with you then live with someone else.”
4. “I’ll implode, like the fuckin’ Death Star.”


Bitter Frost Review

Bought it via kindle
All her life, Breena had always dreamed about fairies as though she lived among them...beautiful fairies living among mortals and living in Feyland.

In her dreams, he was always there the breathtakingly handsome but dangerous Winter Prince, Kian, who is her intended. When Breena turns sixteen, she begins seeing fairies and other creatures mortals don't see. Her best friend Logan suddenly acts very protective.

Then she sees Kian, who seems intent on finding her and carrying her off to Feyland. That's fine and all, but for the fact that humans rarely survive a trip to Feyland, a kiss from a fairy generally means death to the human unless that human has fairy blood in them or is very strong, and although Kian seemed to be her intended, he seems to hate her and wants her dead.

Bitter Frost, was the Award-Winning Finalist in two categories - "Fiction: Chick-Lit/Women's Literature" and "Cross-Genre Fiction" of the 2011 International Book Awards, where Kailin Gow won first place overall in Fiction Horror, joining winners from St. Martin's Press, Simon & Shuster, Zondervan, and Random House. She joins other winners such as Bishop Desmond Tutu and Rick Warren in the 2011 International Book Awards.

Kailin Gow's books has been recommended by the Parents Teachers Association, PBS Kids, and a Sr. U.S. Senator and her daughter. President Obama's daughter Malia has stated she is reading the FROST Series
I have been waiting eagerly to get my hands on the series for quite a bit now the cover art is truly eye catching and I have always been a sucker for a good fairy story.
Bitter Frost was very well written and I quickly tore through it. My only problem was that it seemed like a watered down version of Julie Kagawa’s Iron Fey series.
Don’t get me wrong, the two are not exactly alike, there are several differences that make this tale unique and just as good, but as I was reading it I could not help but feel that sense of familiarity.
Favorite Quotes:
1. Dreams, my mother always told me, represent part of our unconsciousness- the place where we share the true part of our soul, away from the rest of the world.
2. “That’s disgusting! “ I said. “I’m…in fairy heat?”
Favorite Charrie:
Luke. Werewolf vs. Fairy boy? NO contest. Lol


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