Tag: book review

Oct 13
{Book Review} Forbidden Mind by Kimberly Kinrade

{Book Review} Forbidden Mind by Kimberly Kinrade

Welcome to my stop on the Forbidden Mind blog tour 🙂  Forbidden Mind by Kimberly Kinrade 134 pages Published: September 6, 2011 Source: Bought Series: Forbidden #1 Summary:  She reads minds.He controls minds.Together, they might get out alive.49% of Americans believe their government officials are honest.I don’t know these officials, or their supporters, but I know their secrets, and 49% of Americans are wrong.My employers pay me well to be right, to know things others can’t. But I don’t know why they brought that boy in, strapped to a stretcher, barely conscious. He asked me for help when I could give none.I’m a wealthy spy, a talented artist, a martial arts black belt, and a prisoner.They tell me that on my eighteenth birthday, I will be released, free to go to the college of my dreams.It’s my eighteenth birthday, and a man in black is at my door. I know he’s not here to free me.I know, because I can read minds.My name is Sam, and this is my story…. Read more »

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Oct 13
{Book Review} Drive Back the Darkness by Amy Newman

{Book Review} Drive Back the Darkness by Amy Newman

Drive Back the Darkness by Amy Newman ebook, 432 pages Published September 14th 2012 by Etopia Press Source: Author Age Group: YA Summary:  A kingdom shrouded in darkness. One girl who can save it all.On her sixteenth birthday, Ellie Lyons discovers her entire life has been a lie. Kidnapped, she finds herself in a strange kingdom—Alladon—a kingdom she was born to rule, ruled already by those who would see her dead. The children have been imprisoned, caged and awaiting a fate Ellie can only imagine, and only she can save them. But to do so, she must master the skills of a warrior and learn to contain the magic that roars through her veins and burns everything she touches.But when Morfan, the king’s advisor, sends an assassin to kill her, Ellie finds herself falling for the dark, dangerous Devin. Though she knows her life is at stake, but she can’t seem to stay away from him, even as her feelings become strong enough to scare her, and strong enough to disturb… Read more »

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Jul 06
{Book Review} Royally BeSwitched by Molly Snow

{Book Review} Royally BeSwitched by Molly Snow

Come back in 1/2 an hour for a fun scene from Royally BeSwitched and a giveaway!  Royally BeSwitched by Molly Snow Pages: 170 pages Publication Date: June 2012 by Breezy Reads Age Group: Young YA Source: Author Series: BeSwitched #3 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge,Witches and withcraft challenge, ABC challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Kindle only $3.99 Summary(from Goodreads): Hexed from a small suburb in the U.S. back to 1700’s France, a magical black cat, Surla, and her human crush, Jax Morreau, have no idea what troubles await.When Jax’s distant relatives, a lowly maidservant and a prince, miss their chance at love, evil gains a stronghold in the Morreau Kingdom. It’s up to the duo from the future to reset the course of love before it’s too late. Surla, the cat, will do anything, including switch bodies with the maidservant, to clean up the royal mess. If you haven’t heard of this series, check out my reviews for books 1 and 2: 1. BeSwitched 2…. Read more »

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Jul 05
{Book Review} Silent Song by Ron C. Nieto

{Book Review} Silent Song by Ron C. Nieto

Silent song by Ron C. Nieto Paperback, 290 pages Published June 22nd 2012  Age Group: YASource: Author for blog tourChallenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge, Standalone ChallengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): The princess of the school, Alice, is keeping a secret that could strip her of her high school fame. She is obsessed with the school’s outcast, Keith, but not just him – his music.Since the inspiration for the song hit, Keith can’t get it out of his mind. The song must be played; it demands to be played. He knows the music is changing him, but he is unable to stop it.Music has the ability to move you, enlighten you, and take you to places you have never dreamed of. And this particular piece? It has a life of its own and makes you forget who you really are.As Keith and Alice learn of one another to the notes of that one perfect tune, they can overlook their roles and discover who… Read more »

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Jul 02
{Review+G!veaway} Final Life by Rose Garcia

{Review+G!veaway} Final Life by Rose Garcia

Final Life by Rose Garcia Publication Date: May 15th 2012 Age Group: YA Source: Blog tour Series: Transhuman Series #1 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge,Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge, ABC challenge, MG/YA fantasy challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Kindle: only $2.99! Summary(from Goodreads):Eight lives. You’d think Dominique would get it right, but she’s failed every time. Now on her final life, Dominique must discover the secrets of her past before confronting the Transhuman hunter who wants to kill her for the last time. Farrell, a mysterious Transhuman protector, and Trent, a hot guy from school, want to help. But it’s up to her to get it right this time—or she’ll be dead. For real. Lately I have been in kind of a reading slump. It’s not that I have been reading bad books, because I haven’t, but I just haven’t really gotten into the last few books that I have read. They just took me a lot longer than normal to get through. But I think I am… Read more »

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Jun 21
{Review+G!veaway} Daemons in the Mist by Alicia Kat Dillman

{Review+G!veaway} Daemons in the Mist by Alicia Kat Dillman

Daemons in the Mist by Alicia Kat DillmanPages: 490 pagesPublication Date: May 20, 2011Age Group: YASource: Blog TourSeries: Marked Ones Trilogy #1Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge,TBR pile challenge,   Dusty Reads ChallengeBuy this Book:Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Seventeen year old Patrick Connolly has been hopelessly infatuated with Nualla for years but he is all but invisible to her. Until, that is, he rescues her from a confrontation with her ex. Little does Patrick know he’s just set off a dangerous chain reaction that will thrust him into a world of life altering secrets and things that shouldn’t exist, because the fog and mist of San Francisco is concealing more than just buildings. This is certainly an eventful book! And it really grows on you as you keep reading. When I started the book I thought it would only be so-so but by the time I was done, I really enjoyed the story. And when I was about 2/3 of the way in, I took a reading… Read more »

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Jun 19
{Review+G!veaway} Waterspell: The Warlock by Deborah Lightfoot

{Review+G!veaway} Waterspell: The Warlock by Deborah Lightfoot

Today I have a review and giveaway for the warlock tour!  The Warlock by Deborah Lightfoot Pages: Paperback, 375 pages Published January 1st 2012 by Seven Rivers Publishing Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Series: Waterspell book 1 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Witches and withcraft challenge, YA/MG fantasy challenge Buy this Book:Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Drawn into the schemes of an angry wizard, Carin glimpses the place she once called home. It lies upon a shore that seems unreachable. To learn where she belongs and how to get there, the teenage traveler must decipher the words of an alien book, follow the clues in a bewitched poem, conjure a dragon from a pool of magic — and tread carefully around a seductive but volatile, emotionally scarred sorcerer who can’t seem to decide whether to love her or kill her.  This was a good read. I really enjoyed the story and I liked watching it unfold and grow as the book went on. That’s how I felt about… Read more »

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Jun 18
{Book Review} Knee Deep by Jolene Perry

{Book Review} Knee Deep by Jolene Perry

Knee Deep by Jolene PerryPages: 176 pagesPublication Date: may 1, 2012 by Tribute BooksAge Group: YASource: PublisherChallenge(s): Ebook challenge,Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Sophomore Reading challenge, Just Contemporary challenge, Standalone Challenge, ABC challengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Shawn is the guy Ronnie Bird promised her life to at the age of fourteen. He’s her soul mate. He’s more uptight every day, but it’s not his fault. His family life is stressful, and she’s adding to it. She just needs to be more understanding, and he’ll start to be the boy she fell in love with. She won’t give up on someone she’s loved for so long.Luke is her best friend, and the guy she hangs with to watch girlie movies in her large blanketopias. He’s the guy she can confide in before she even goes to her girlfriends, and the guy who she’s playing opposite in Romeo and Juliet. Now her chest flutters every time he gets too close. This is new. Is Ronnie falling for him?… Read more »

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May 30
{Book Review} Underworld by Meg Cabot

{Book Review} Underworld by Meg Cabot

Underworld by Meg CabotPages: 336Publication Date: May 8, 2012Age Group: YASource: ARC from publisherSeries: Abandon trilogy #2Challenge(s):  Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Sophomore Reading challenge, YA Mythology challenge, sensational seconds challenge, ABC challengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera isn’t dead.Not this time.But she is being held against her will in the dim, twilit world between heaven and hell, where the spirits of the deceased wait before embarking upon their final journey.Her captor, John Hayden, claims it’s for her own safety. Because not all the departed are dear. Some are so unhappy with where they ended up after leaving the Underworld, they’ve come back as Furies, intent on vengeance…on the one who sent them there and on the one whom he loves.But while Pierce might be safe from the Furies in the Underworld, far worse dangers could be lurking for her there…and they might have more to do with its ruler than with… Read more »

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May 28
{Book Review} Sound Bites by @RachelKBurke

{Book Review} Sound Bites by @RachelKBurke

Sound Bites by Rachel K. Burke Publication Date: Jan 2012 Source: Blog Tour Age Group: New Adult/ upper YA Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge, Just Contemporary challenge, Standalone Challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Renee Evans has a knack for trouble. After walking in on her best friend and boyfriend in bed together, twenty-five year-old Renee flees sunny Los Angeles and her dream job as a music journalist and returns to her hometown of Boston – only to meet Dylan Cavallari, the mysterious, aspiring musician who lives in her apartment building. Dylan’s piercing gaze and womanizing demeanor make him exactly the type of guy that Renee should steer clear of – which is most likely the reason she falls for him. But when Renee’s troublesome ex comes back and threatens to drive her and Dylan apart, Renee is forced to face her past and save her relationship with Dylan before it’s too late.Sound Bites dramatizes what happens when Renee finds herself caught between a painful past… Read more »

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