Saturday, September 29, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #12

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly blog post hosted by Tynga's Reviews to share what books you've bought in the past week.

For Review:



On kindle:




Won:




For Review:

On Kindle:
Won from the J'adorehapptendings giveaway: Thank You!!!
 What's on your shelves this week?

Friday, September 28, 2012

Review of Angel Fire (Angel #2)

Angel Fire (Angel #2) by L.A. Weatherly



Synopsis:
In Book Two of L. A. Weatherly’s wildly romantic, action-packed trilogy, the angels are back with a vengeance . . . and they don’t have heaven in mind.

In the wake of the Second Wave, the angel menace has exploded, and Alex and Willow are on the lam. Willow’s prophetic dream points them to Mexico City, where they connect with a fledgling group of angel killers led by the exotically beautiful Kara, an Angel Killer from Alex’s past. But the team remains suspicious of Willow, even after the more-experienced Alex takes over as leader, training them hard for a rush attack on the Seraphic Council, or “The Twelve.” This elite group of all-powerful angels is also under the scrutiny of Willow’s angel-father, Raziel, who has his own sinister plan to defeat them.

What Willow hasn’t told Alex is that there was also a mysterious boy in her dream, one she felt overpoweringly attracted to. When brooding, gorgeous Seb shows up in the flesh, he turns out to be another—possibly the world’s only other—half angel. He’s been searching for Willow all his life, and when Alex enlists this rival to help keep Willow safe, he can’t predict what chemistry will pass between them . . . or how far Willow might go to keep Alex safe. Will their love endure or spell doomsday for the human race?

Review:
Angel Fire was nothing like I imagined. The entire book was filled with conflict, so many twists, turns, waring emotions, sinister plots, and amazing passion I honestly could not but this book down. All of this made this book even more amazing. I could not put this book down. There was never a dull moment while reading Angel Fire.

Characters:
Willow and Alex's life are waay more complicated in this story. They are both dealing with a load of discrimination and leadership problems from the other AK's which leaves Willow virtually alone, and Alex extremely stressed. Then enter new hottie half angel Seb. Seb causes a whole set of relationship problems for Alex and Willow. I never thought I would end up loving Seb as much as I loved Alex, but L.A. Weatherly did an amazing job writing him I couldn't help but love him. Willow is also dealing with problems with her angel half. So here life is completely frantic. The other AK's you may or may not end up liking towards the end, but I definitely did not like them most off the book. The Angel's are a lot more sinister in this book, if you can believe that.


After Alex and Willow move to Mexico City there is a whole new set of challenges. Alex needs to start training new the AK's and they aren't too fond of Willow. Willow feeling more alone and helpless as she ever has, is now facing some new challenges. Her angel is on the fritz and she doesn't understand why. She can't tell Alex, she can't tell the other AK's, so when she finally has to go on a hunt with Alex and the new AK's for practice she's more than nervous that her Angel will let her down. There she meets Seb, a boy who has been seraching for Willow his entire life shows up, it throws a lot more problems with the new AK's and now with Alex. Alex knows that Seb is in love with Willow, and they are spending most of their time together. When times gets rough and they do get horribly rough, will their love survive? Now telling. Make sure to check out this awesome sequel to Angel Burn, it's one of my favorites. I would highly suggest you pick this book up as soon as possible. I however, would not suggest reading this book before reading Angel Burn. Angel Burn comes first and sets up the world for Angel Fire.

Favorite Quote: 
This quote was extremely hard to pick because I had so so many but here it is. I chose this quote because this quote shows that even though their life is harder they still love every part of each other, which is why I fell in love with them as characters in the first place
"I kissed his nose. "You have a very nice nose; are you aware of this fact?"
He laughed for the first time in days, warming me like a hot drink on a winter's evening. "No, I can't say that I am. I don't think my nose has ever gotten a compliment before."
"Poor nose. I deserves lots of compliments." I kissed it again.
Alex shook his head with a grin. "My nose and I both thank you.""


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Swoon Thursday #6

Swoon Thursday is a weekly blog posting hosted by YA Bound
How to do it:

From the book you are currently reading from or just finished. Then state which part of the book made you swoon. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering. 

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! We want to know.
This weeks swoon worth moment comes from the book: 

Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout



""So why did we you want to come out here?" I asked.
Instead of telling me why, he showed me-with his lips, his hands. And eventually we were on a pile of leaves, testing just how far we could go."
 
What book made you swoon this week?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Book of Paul Blog Tour

The Book of Paul by Richard Long

Synopsis:
“Never alive…and never dead.”

In the rubble-strewn wasteland of Alphabet City, a squalid tenement conceals a treasure “beyond all imagining”—an immaculately preserved, fifth century codex. The sole repository of ancient Hermetic lore, it contains the authentic alchemical rituals for transforming thought into substance, transmuting matter at will…and attaining eternal life.

When a lusty, East Village tattoo artist has a torrid encounter with a battle-hardened loner, they are overwhelmed by the intensity of their feelings. Rose and Martin soon discover they are unwitting pawns on opposing sides of a battle that has shaped the course of human history. At the center of the conflict is Paul, the villainous overlord of an underground feudal society, who guards the book’s occult secrets in preparation for the fulfillment of an apocalyptic prophecy.

The action is relentless as Martin and Rose fight to escape Paul’s clutches and Martin’s destiny as the chosen recipient of Paul’s sinister legacy. Science and magic, mythology and technology converge in a monumental battle where the stakes couldn’t be higher: control of the ultimate power in the universe—the Maelstrom.

The Book of Paul is the first of seven volumes in a sweeping mythological narrative tracing the mystical connections between Hermes Trismegistus in ancient Egypt, Sophia, the female counterpart of Christ, and the Celtic druids of Clan Kelly.

The Tarot

A guest post by Richard Long


Laura gave me my first tarot deck. It was a Crowley. A lot of people get creeped out by Crowley decks, much as they would have been creeped out by Crowley, I imagine. He called himself  ‘The Great Beast.’ To me, he seemed more like a big joke.
“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law!”
Stop it, you’re killing me.
***
You just read the opening lines of The Bone King, a prequel to The Book of Paul.  They happen to be true. Laura gave me my first deck. I still have it and use it. In fact, I’ll be using it shortly to provide Skype tarot readings for two lucky winners of my Whirlwind Blog Tour. I’m looking forward to the readings. The winners? I suppose that depends on which cards come up.
Actually, I don’t give scary tarot readings, I just write about scary tarot readings. People have enough fear and stress in their lives without me throwing more gas on the flames. Besides, the three scariest trump cards–The Hanged Man, Death and The Tower–can all be interpreted in very unscary ways. Most of the time.
William, the narrator of The Book of Paul, lives in the East Village/Alphabet City of New York in the years before gentrification made it a much less fun and frightening place. He makes a living doing tarot and numerology readings, same as the author did at the time. Like me, he is also a collector, but that’s where the similarities end. He collects ancient occult codices, some covered in human skin. He collects other things that are even more…disturbing.
The mythology of The Book of Paul is based largely on my very unique (so unique you’ll never see it anywhere else) interpretation of the twenty-two trump cards of the tarot.  As William endeavors to unravel Paul’s nefarious intentions, he discovers an arrangement of the trumps that reveals the true story being told. In the following excerpt from one of William’s journal entries, Paul congratulates William on his discovery (which is not revealed, so no spoiler alert!) and rewards his efforts with a very special gift to add to his collection, and the promise of an even greater prize.
A fabulous tarot reading from Richard Long? A Kindle Fire?
No, William isn’t as lucky as three of you wonderful readers.
He’s about to have his very first look at The Book of Paul, a gift that comes with a very hefty price tag.
***
“You’ve done exceptionally well here,” Paul said, “but you’re never gonna get to the bottom of this no matter how many of those old books you poke your nose into.”
“And that’s because…”
“For starters, those writings were deliberately intended to disguise the truth in countless metaphors and scrambled codes to keep the idiots at bay. They’ve been translated, and re-translated back into the original demotic, Coptic or Greek countless times, every scribe adding his own pontifical touch in his glorious interpretation. Of the more accurate writings, there’s more missing from the tracts than what remains, as you’ve seen in the Drivel of Mary. You’ve about as much luck hitting pay dirt in those dustbins as those literalist born-agains have of seeing the Rapture. However, I have a gift for you that should prove far more enlightening, if you apply yourself with half the dedication of these research efforts.”
He reached deeply into his pocket and told me to close my eyes. “Don’t go using yer second sight and spoil the surprise.” I nodded and felt him place a large rectangular object in my left hand. “Okay, open ’em.”
It was a tarot deck. Older than any I’d seen. The paintings were incredibly detailed and absolutely exquisite. I turned them over one by one, The Hero, The Herald, The Oracle—all the trumps labeled with Paul’s titles. “These are amazing!” I said, awed and yes, flattered by his incredible gift. I had a hard time spitting it out, but I managed to say, “Thank you.”
“You’ve earned it,” he grunted, taking the cards back before I had a chance to look at the rest of them, setting the cards down gently on the table. “But don’t stay up too late gazing at them. This deck can be quite…entrancing.”
“Is there something else I should know about it?” I asked apprehensively.
“Indeed, there is. Get a good night’s sleep and meet me in the chapel tomorrow. I’m bumping you up to the advanced class, so make sure your eyes are bright and your head is clear. You’ve earned a little taste of the Gospel according to Paul.”

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About The Book of Paul:  A cross-genre thriller that combines the brooding horror of Silence of the Lambs with the biting humor of Pulp Fiction.  Get it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
About the author: 
Richard Long is the author of The Book of Paul and the forthcoming young-adult fantasy series The Dream Palace.  He lives in Manhattan with his wonderful wife, two amazing children and wicked black cat, Merlin. Visit Richard on his websiteTwitterFacebook, or GoodReads.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #7

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly blog posting hosted by the blog Should Be Reading. This weeks teaser comes from the book Firelight (Firelight #1) by Sophie Jordan
How to do it:

  • Grab your current read
  • Flip to a random page, and share two random teasers from the book that aren't too spoiler-y

Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout

""What do you think? Dustin the douchenozzle took them in gym class." He switched his bag to his other shoulder.
For a brief second, I entertained the idea of ripping off my gloves. rushing down the hall, and jumping on Dustin's back like a psychotic monkey."

"I was obsessed with Hot Dude for the rest of the day, which was pathetic. My brain must have felt sorry for me, so it'd created the only type of guy I could touch-a fantasy one."

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Music Monday #13


Music Monday is a weekly book review I do on my blog to broadcast my love of music, as well as to shake up the reviews so they don't become boring.

Angel Burn (Angel #1) by L.A. Weatherly
Synopsis:
In a world where angels are beyond redemption, Alex thinks he’s found one that might deserve mercy.

Alex is a ruthless assassin—of angels. Forget everything you’ve heard about them before. Angels are not benign celestial creatures, but fierce stalkers whose irresistible force allows them to feed off humans, draining them of their vitality until there is barely anything left. As far as Alex is concerned, the only good angel is a dead angel... until he meets Willow.

She may look like a normal teenager but Willow is no ordinary girl. Half-angel, half-human, Willow may hold the key to defeating the evil angels. But as the hunter and the hunted embark on an epic and dangerous journey and Willow learns the dark and terrifying secrets of her past, Alex finds himself drawn to Willow... with devastating 

consequences.
Book Trailers: (Willow)

 (Alex)

Music:
This weeks music is 'The Only Exception' by Paramore. I chose this song to go with Angel Burn because of these quotes:
"You don't trust me, do you?" 
A long silence. Finally he said, "I don't trust anybody."
Then:
"I'd trust you with my life."
I almost sodded out loud; I tried to turn it into a laugh. "I though you didn't trust anyone."
"I'll make an exception in your case."
So perfect right? Alex had a problem trusting people when they first met, and the later her trusts her. So I picked this song. Cliche maybe, but oh well. Want to check out the song & lyrics? This website has both this time. 8) The Only Exception: Lyrics & Video.

Review:
One of the best angel stories I've ever read. Angel Burn is nothing like I thought it would be. I never thought of Angels as essence sucking being but this story had me convinced.
I loved the back and forth between the two main characters Alex and Willow, and then the other two perspectives Jonah and Raziel.

 Angel Burn is filled with mass amounts of suspense, description, inner dialogue as will as lots of multiple character interactions. All the characters that give their perspectives meet, and have some sort of interactions at some given point in the story. 
From the first pages you can totally tell Alex is a total bad ars. He's an angel killer who knows that the AK's are slowly losing the war against the horrible angels. He thinks he is earths only salvation until he meets Willow. Willow a complete social outcast. Living with her aunt and her not so there mother she finds odd hobbies like fixing cars, and giving people psychic readings. Alex and Willow's lives clash after one of Willow's psychic readings. From the moment the characters see each other they are instantly attracted. However, they both try and fight their feeling for each other. After Alex saves Willow's life they go on the run together. Avoiding people associated with Church of the Angels, Angels, and the authorities. No where is safe for them.   
The action in this story was awesome, I love me some action scenes. I loved the scene where Willow fights with her Angel self. Both characters are completely awesome. The book is given in both Alex, and Willows perspective so it's awesome seeing each of the characters through the others point of view.
There were also many heart wrenching moments where I'm pretty sure I start crying every time I read them.

I think Angel Burns cover is soo beautiful.
Angel Burn has turned out to be one of my favorite books so I hope you end up loving it too. Like my review? Let me know what you think. 8)


Favorite Quote:

""Hey, he's not using a holster," I said, glancing at Alex's on the dresser.
He laughed out loud. "Yeah, I guess he must want to shoot something off. It'd be so great if these things were true life-the next scene would show him in the hospital, like, clutching himself in agony."" 


 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Review of Sleeping Gods (Lunangelique #2)

Sleeping Gods (Lunangelique #2) by Kristin Campbell

Synopsis:
Alexis must pick up the broken pieces of her heart and pull herself together because she has a mission: To awaken the sleeping gods. When she is at the point of giving up, wearing her pretend smiles and feels like there is nothing left of herself, her friend becomes her savior. Patryck helps put Alexis back together again and in return Alexis sees him as something more than a friend…

Together with her brother, Alex, her father, Edmund, and a team of angels they make their way to Mount Latmos, to awaken the gods. But obstacles are in their way, one of them being Cole, the traitor, the one who shattered Alexis’ heart.

New friends and family she never thought she would meet will come to aid Alexis.

… And a love will blossom that will redefine the saying, “Love you forever.”

Review:
So I am in love with Kristin Campbell. Seriously, I've got a bad obsession with talking to her. She is so funny, witty, and amazingly smart. Just like her books. I fell in love with the first book Lunangelique from the first couple of pages. I honestly could not put it down. Sleeping Gods was exactly the same. I read both books in two days. I did a little happy dance and a lot of squealing after I got Sleeping Gods. Thankfully no one was around for this because due to all my excitement of looking at my phone screen, I may have ran into a wall and fallen during one of my stellar moves. Anyway back to Kristin and her awesome books.

Lexie throughout is trying to mend her broken heart after Cole vanished on her. Lexie handles the break-up in a very realistic way where it's not like "could you get over it please" kind of way. She's still the strong character she was in the first book. There is a slight change, mostly she is unsure of herself in ways she wasn't before. Sleeping Gods deals a bit more with heart break than the happiness that was Lunangelique. I could truly relate to this book. Heart break hurts, and that I think is what helped me relate to Lexie so much during this book, and not want to just say get over it. Also the fact that there is a load of action as well as surprises in each page makes the heart break not the complete focus of the book which I thought was great writing on Kristin's part.

I hated Patryck. I honestly wanted to kick him where the sun doesn't shine every time he was mentioned in the story it completely set my teeth on edge. All I could think was "You're not as awesome as Cole" I know immature but I could not get over this. I completely understand how Lexie could and did fall for him which kind of caused a love triangle thing but not cliche. He was there for her when she needed him, and they shared similar interests. After Cole reenters the picture Lexie goes through a whole "I hate you phase" with him, dealing with the warring emotions inside her. Although Lexie didn't necessarily know what she wanted, many of the other characters did and that made me do the happy dance 8)

Sleeping Gods is also written in Coles perspective which was awesomesauce, since I love Cole. I felt so sorry for him while he was watching Lexi from afar. Cole goes through a major change in the book from where he is more firm on what he wants, and I have to say that made him even sexier. 

There were so many surprises that happened to Lexie and Alex on there journey to awaken the sleeping gods from there slumber. Heart break, and heart wrenching moments. Sleeping Gods is a book that will keep you guessing until the end of the series. Major cliffhangers at the end which make you want to hurl the book across the room.

There is a lot of research that goes into these books, if you can't tell by reading them. Greek mythology lesson let's just say pools from the pages. I honestly feel that what also makes these books so amazing is the fact that I'm also learning about Greek mythology in such a new and amazing way. Kristin truly has a way with words. Lexie's world is so full of magic, and wonder it's hard not to fall in love with this amazing story.
I honestly loved this book, if you couldn't tell by my praising it every three words I'll just come out and say it. I love love love this book, and this entire series. I am counting down the days until I can read the third and file book to this amazing series, and I know Kristin will not disappoint. I hope you all pick up a copy of Kristin's amazing books, and fall in love with them just as I have. Happy Reading!!!

Favorite Quote:
"Cole chuckles. His dark eyes twinkle as he watches me scarf down my sandwich. “You know, I haven’t had a sandwich since…” He leaves the sentence hanging and I get his meaning.
“That’s your own damn fault. Hasn’t stopped me.” I take another huge bite to drive my point home."


Friday, September 21, 2012

Feature & Follow #3

Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read

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  • If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
  • If you’re new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog! 
What hyped up book do you think was worth all the talk?

I honestly love all of Jennifer L. Armentrouts books. I think she's made of awesome and all the hype over her books is honestly well deserved. I love her hottie guys, and her strong female protagonists. She makes her female characters amazing role models and for that I love her books even more. Plus...who can resist Daemon Black? 8)

What book did you think was worth all the hype?

Cover Reveal of Opal (Lux #3)


No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger... and they know it.
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 USA TODAY Bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout, lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.
Find Jennifer on: Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Website | Blog


Well what do you think? I love it. This was me after I saw the cover officially and stopped drooling:
I cannot wait for Opal to be released, just two days before my birthday. Honestly the Lux series is one of my absolute favorites of all time. All of Jens writing is awesomesauce. Counting down the days until Opal is released into the world, and I am reading about the sexy Daemon Black, and really really wishing I was Katy... Book girls always get the hot guy, so not fair!! 8)
 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Swoon Thursday #5

Swoon Thursday is a weekly blog posting hosted by YA Bound
How to do it:

From the book you are currently reading from or just finished. Then state which part of the book made you swoon. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering. 

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! We want to know.
This weeks swoon worth moment comes from the book: 

Angel Burn (Angel #1) by L.A. Weatherly



"Leaning across the corner of the table, he cradled her face in his hands and kissed her. Her lips were soft ans warm. With a sob, Willow returned the kiss, throwing her arms around his neck. He opened his mouth, tasting her; felt her hair tumble down around his hands."
What book made you swoon this week?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday #6

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog posting hosted by Breaking the Spine to show upcoming releases we're excited about. This weeks book is:

The Crimson Crown (Seven Realms #4) by Cinda Williams Chima


Synopsis:
 A thousand years ago, two young lovers were betrayed--Alger Waterlow to his death, and Hanalea, Queen of the Fells, to a life without love.
Now, once again, the Queendom of the Fells seems likely to shatter apart. For young queen Raisa "ana'"Marianna, maintaining peace even within her own castle walls is nearly impossible; tension between wizards and Clan has reached a fevered pitch. With surrounding kingdoms seeking to prey on the Fells' inner turmoil, Raisa's best hope is to unite her people against a common enemy. But that enemy might be the person with whom she's falling in love.
Through a complicated web of lies and unholy alliances, former streetlord Han Alister has become a member of the Wizard Council of the Fells. Navigating the cut-throat world of blue blood politics has never been more dangerous, and Han seems to inspire hostility among Clan and wizards alike. His only ally is the queen, and despite the perils involved, Han finds it impossible to ignore his feelings for Raisa. Before long, Han finds himself in possession of a secret believed to be lost to history, a discovery powerful enough to unite the people of the Fells. But will the secret die with him before he can use it?
A simple, devastating truth concealed by a thousand-year-old lie at last comes to light in this stunning conclusion to the Seven Realms series.

Why I'm Waiting:
I love this series. I read all three books in two days. Cinda Williams Chima is made of awesome, and is a complete genius. If you haven't read The Seven Realms Series yet, you should. Plus this is the fourth and finale book in the series. It comes out October 23rd, 2012. YAY!!! Can't wait!!! 
What book are you waiting for? 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #6

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly blog posting hosted by the blog Should Be Reading. This weeks teaser comes from the book Firelight (Firelight #1) by Sophie Jordan
How to do it:


  • Grab your current read
  • Flip to a random page, and share two random teasers from the book that aren't too spoiler-y
 Angel Burn (Angel #1) by L.A. Weatherly
  
 Teaser 1: "Alex shook his head blankly. He had to be seeing things. The angel's face was lovely, serene, a magnified version of the girl's own. Yet where there should be a halo framing its head, there was simply...nothing."

Teaser 2: "In fact, it looked as if she didn't need to feed at all, at least not in the same way angels did. Drawing his energy back to his heart chakra, Alex regarded the girl in confusion. She was angelic...and yet she wasn't."

What book did you chose for your teaser? 



Monday, September 17, 2012

Music Monday #12


Music Monday is a weekly blog posting on do here on my blog so I can change up the reviews and share some of my music with whoever is reading my blog. Hope you enjoy!!!


Rapture (Fallen #4) by Lauren Kate
Synopsis:
 The sky is dark with wings . . . .

Like sand in an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again.

Yet together they will face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen.

For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now will be the only one that truly matters.

In the fight for Luce, who will win?

The astonishing conclusion to the FALLEN series. Heaven can’t wait any longer.

Book Trailer:

Music:
For the book Rapture (Fallen #4) by Lauren Kate I chose the song "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri. I know this song was originally for the Twilight movie, however, I felt this song fit the Fallen series better. Since first of all Edward was only in his hundreds, Daniel and Luce have been through multiple lifetimes over a 7 thousand years period, it seemed a better fit, don't you think? Haven't heard the song or want the lyrics? Follow the links: A Thousand Years Lyrics  A Thousand Years Video. The video I chose is the official lyrics video, not the one for the movie. I didn't want Edward and Bella ruining the flow so that's why I chose the lyrics video instead.

Review:
Reading the final book in a series is never easy for a couple reasons. The ending a lot of times can make it or break it for the entire series. I was a tad reluctant to start reading Rapture considering my opinion of the other 3.5 books in the series, which wasn't that great. As well as, wondering if Rapture was going to end in a completely cliche way.

In the previous book Passion when Luce went through the announcers to see into her past she went through some major psychological changes. She was trying to figure out who she was, what the curse was, and how the curse worked. The way she figured that out was by living through some of her past lives. In Rapture however, readers will be able to tell just how much Luce has grown throughout the books. She's not trying to figure out what and who Daniel is to her, like in Fallen. Then in Torment when she goes to a school and finds out just how much she doesn't know about herself, their past, or their future. During Passion she goes through her past and tries to gouge if her and Daniel were truly meant to be. Rapture contains no more self doubting, no more doubt at all about how much Daniel and Luce are made for each other, and no doubting that while she may not know what her part is during the final days, she knows that with her love she can conjure all. Although Luce went through major character changes throughout all of the books, it's extremely prominent in this book just how much she's grown as a character. She's a strong female character that many of us YA readers enjoy reading about.

There are a lot more swoon worthy moments in this story than others. Daniel and Luce have finally gotten over the uncertainty and during many parts during the book, they simply enjoy their time together. Being fully together for the first time with Luce finally realizing and knowing who she is after 7 thousand years together I think is one of the best parts of this story. And their love for one another only grows as the story goes on, if you can believe that.

Most of the main characters and some minor one's make appearances in this final book. As well as getting to meet some new characters. Even Annabelle, who if you've read Fallen in Love (Fallen #3.5) you'll know exactly who that is.

Rapture has many moments of just complete surprise. I have to say during most of Rapture I would stare at the words in surprise. So many aspects about this book were a surprise such as the extent of the curse, if Daniel was truly Luce's first and true love, what created the fall, and who Luce is. Rapture also contains all different kinds of new evils, that lay in waiting with every turn of the page. Rapture was nothing like I expected and I believe that's what made this book so amazing. I mean who wants to read a book where you're just going through and aren't surprised by anything that's happening at all? Hopefully nobody, because that is so completely boring.

Lauren Kate's Rapture will keep you guessing until the final pages, and even after. Luce and Daniels story is a story that will make anyone believe that true love can conjure anything, even Heaven and Hells wrath.

Oh and huge side note. I love all the covers in this series. The covers are honestly what drew me to start reading the series. I love the dresses, the models posses, and just everything. So amazing. If you haven't picked up a copy of this amazing series yet, I suggest you do so. 8)

Favorite Quote: hehe gotta love Cam!!!
""I guess we've never flown that far together," she said at last.
"Just getting to first base seems to be a problem for you two," Cam couldn't resist saying."



Saturday, September 15, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #11

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly blog post hosted by Tynga's Reviews to share what books you've bought this past week.

Last week I read the book Glitch by Heather Anastasiu and one of my followers (Ashley from Booknook) really wanted to read the book. So after I finished reading Glitch I sent her a copy. In exchange I received

Easy by Tammara Webber
Synopsis:
A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?

When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she's single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.

Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex's frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night--but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.

When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he's hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.
 

I also got asked to do another review by author Sharon Hawes who wrote The Sitter, so I now own this book on e-book.

The Sitter by Sharon Hawes
Synopsis:
A horrific event--the deliberate drowning of Stevie Connor by his sitter, Larry Cutler--starts this thriller. Stevie’s mother Jeannie is overcome with grief and her suspicion that Stevie’s death was not the accident Larry describes. Increasingly troubled, Jeannie begins to search for answers, risking everything to learn the truth about what really happened to Stevie, and the growing threat to her family that only she can see.









And that's it for me this week.
What are you stacking your shelves with this week? 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Feature & Follow #2

Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.
 
Question: What hyped up book do you think was not worth all the talk?
 
Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer 



Honestly I still don't understand what all the hype is about. The books were mediocre at best. The movies...well the movies were worse than mediocre. Like my mom said when she finally say the Twilight movie: "Dracula is rolling over in his grave right now! Edwards is a hundred year old baby!" I started this series because it was the first book my mom had ever bought me on her own, without me asking. I hadn't even heard about it before that. So yeah the entire Twilight series? Not worth all the hype everyone gave it, and honestly the most pathetic vampires ever in existence. What vampire sparkles?

What book wasn't worth the hype to you?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Swoon Thursday #4

Swoon Thursday is a weekly blog posting hosted by YA Bound
How to do it:

From the book you are currently reading from or just finished. Then state which part of the book made you swoon. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering. 

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! We want to know.
This weeks swoon worth moment comes from the book: 

Lunangelique (Lunangelique #1) by Kristin R. Campbell

"Cole traps me against the piano, his arms braced against it on either side of me, creating a cage. He leans into me and stares into my eyes for several moments before leaning in more and running his lips against my jaw line.
I melt into him as he whispers in my ear, “You look really, really, beautiful today.” He continues his kisses down to my shoulders and collarbone, removing the sweater I had on. I feel paralyzed. I’ve never been kissed by a guy this way and if I move I will melt into the ground and the only thing holding me up right now is him and the piano.
“I think you should get dressed, because I do not feel in control of myself around you ..""
 
Like it? What's your swoon this week?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

She Wulf Blog Tour

She Wulf (Annie Loves Cham) by Sheryl Steines


Synopsis:
He came through the centuries to find her, the girl who could save them all. Annie Pearce runs through the streets of the city, chasing a demon, the likes she has never seen before. As she works to find out where the demon came from, the Wizard Guard encounters something even more bizarre. A tenth century Viking.

When Annie gets sucked into the past, she must struggle with the knowledge of the prophecy that tells of her destiny. The one she must fulfill if she is to return home. What happens in the past will change the world.


Excerpt:
Please enjoy this excerpt from She Wulf, an action-packed urban fantasy by Sheryl Steines. Then read on to learn how you can win huge prizes as part of this blog tour, including a Kindle Fire, $550 in Amazon gift cards, 5 autographed copies of She Wulf, and 5 copies of its companion, The Day of First Sun.

Someone screamed; a terrified, naked shrill cry in the distance. There were sounds of hollering, screeching, grunting, stomping. The ground rumbled under Annie as she threw several layers of animal skins to the ground.
Spencer jumped up; the coven roused themselves.
“The mead hall,” he said as they threw open the door and ran to the village center.
Chaos turned to determination as the coven traveled through the forest toward the mead hall. Annie knew the Vikings were running, screaming, panicked— but all she could hear were footsteps, and her heart pounding in her chest. Spencer had come with her; she didn’t know where he was now. She only knew the steady rhythm surrounding her as the coven followed the trail. Instinctively she went into battle mode. This was what had brought here. Her adrenaline pumped through her, her heart beat quicker, her blood boiled with rage, and she ran faster.
They were through the forest and into the clearing that surrounded the mead hall. Annie’s senses changed, grew clearer and louder. She heard terrified voices; smelled fear hanging in the air. The anxious cries of the Vikings moved through her. She listened to the growling and grunting and the rage and horror the demons brought forth. It crowded her as they broke through the wooded area.
Swords swished in the air; metal sliced through flesh. Anxious, chaotic screams greeted them as they entered the massacre.
To read more of this excerpt & find out about prizes go HERE!!!
 
 And how about a giveaway hosted by the amazing Novel Publicity & Co.? I think yes!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hidden (Firelight #3) Review

Hidden (Firelight #3) by Sophie Jordan
Synopsis:
Jacinda was supposed to bond with Cassian, the "prince" of their pride. But she resisted long before she fell in love with Will—a human and, worse, a hunter. When she ran away with Will, it ended in disaster, with Cassian's sister, Miram, captured. Weighed down by guilt, Jacinda knows she must rescue her to set things right. Yet to do so she will have to venture deep into the heart of enemy territory.

The only way Jacinda can reach Miram is by posing as a prisoner herself, though once she assumes that disguise, things quickly spiral out of her control. As she learns more about her captors, she realizes that even if Will and Cassian can carry out their part of the plan, there's no guarantee they'll all make it out alive. But what Jacinda never could have foreseen is that escaping would be only the beginning....

Loyalties are tested and sacrifices made in the explosive conclusion to Sophie Jordan's Firelight trilogy.

Book Trailer:
 Review:
This review may contain spoilers to those who have not yet read the books. AAAAAAMAZING!!!!!!!! When I first read the synopsis I was a little weary of reading this. I thought the entire book was going to be about getting Jacinda out of the enkros prison. I was happy to be proven wrong, as I should of known since Sophie Jordan always throws in surprises with this series. This novel was so full of surprises I never knew what was going to happen next. All the characters grew so much. Hidden was nothing how I thought it would be, which made reading the end of this amazing series even better.

I felt this novel held more emotional struggles with Jacinda. She made the decision to leave the pride, but at every turn she is needed. Will and Jacinda also deal with some more struggles than before. Will wanting to be with Jacinda forever, but Jacinda feeling her sense of duty to her pride. 

Through all the struggles though I feel Hidden wrapped up this amazing trilogy up amazingly. There were great moments of suspense and surprise. As well as heart wrenching, and swoon worthy moments. I just overall loved this book. Hope you all enjoy!
Favorite Quote:
"He slides a purple plastic ring on my finger. The band fits just right. We both stare at it for a moment. The top of the plastic band is a hollowed-out heart. I outline that tiny heart with one fingertip. 
"Now you can look down at your hand any time. Even if I'm not there, you'll know." His warm fingers squeeze mine, and our gazes find eachother.
"Know what?" I whisper.
"That you have my heart. That I love you."
 
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