Tag: magic

Nov 15
{Review+G!veaway} The Warlock’s Curse by M. K. Hobson

{Review+G!veaway} The Warlock’s Curse by M. K. Hobson

Welcome to my stop on The Warlock’s Curse blog tour! The Warlock’s Curse by M.K. Hobson Paperback, 390 pages Published October 31st 2012 by Demimonde Age Group: New Adult Source: ecopy from author Series: Veneficas Americana #3 Buy this Book: Amazon Summary:  THE YEAR IS 1910. Eighteen-year-old Will Edwards has landed a prestigious apprenticeship at Detroit’s Tesla Industries, the most advanced scientific research center in the United States. It’s a plum prize for a young man who dreams of a career in the new science of Otherwhere Engineering.But his father doesn’t want him to go. And he won’t tell him why.Determined to get there by any means necessary, Will finds unexpected support along the way. His old friend Jenny Hansen—daughter of a San Francisco timber baron—is eager to help him for reasons of her own. And so is his estranged brother Ben, who he hasn’t seen in over ten years.But running away turns out to be the easy part. On the first full moon after his eighteenth birthday, Will is stricken by a powerful… Read more »

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Nov 09
{Book Review} Happy Birthday to me, Again by Brian Rowe

{Book Review} Happy Birthday to me, Again by Brian Rowe

Happy Birthday to me, Again by Brian Rowe Kindle Edition, 314 pages Published September 22nd 2011 by CreateSpace Age Group: YA Source: Author Series: Birthday Trilogy #2 Buy this Book:Amazon Summary:  Cameron Martin has a huge problem: he’s aging a whole year of his life with each passing day… again. And this time… he’s going backward!When Cameron proposes to his beloved witch of a girlfriend Liesel, he thinks life can’t get any better. But when he reluctantly breaks off the engagement just days before the wedding, Liesel angrily unleashes another curse on the unlucky guy, this time making him age backward, from eighteen, all the way to zero.Making matters worse, Liesel mysteriously disappears, leaving Cameron with no options, except watching himself rapidly shrink into a helpless child. Will Liesel be able to save his life again? Or will Cameron ultimately fall prey to his girlfriend’s wicked spell?  Happy Birthday to Me, Again flowed a little bit faster than the first book did for me. Since I was already introduced to the… Read more »

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Oct 27
{Review} Beautifully Broken by Sherry Soule

{Review} Beautifully Broken by Sherry Soule

Beautifully Broken by Sherry Soule 344 pages Published August 30th 2011 by Moonlight Publishing Age Group: YA Source: Author Series: Beautifully Broken #1 Buy this Book:Amazon Summary:  Thirteenth daughter. Heritage witch. Demon slayer. They say every town has its secrets, but that doesn’t even begin to describe Whispering Pines. The townsfolk are a superstitious lot and the mystical disappearance of a local teen has everyone murmuring about a centuries old witch’s curse…Sixteen-year-old Shiloh Ravenwolf is a heritage witch from the Broussard family, a family both destined and cursed. After she takes a summer job at Ravenhurst Manor, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. That’s where she meets the new town hottie, Trent Donovan. But Trent may be the next victim on the supernatural hit list, and Shiloh is the only person with the power to save him. Complicated much?After receiving cryptic messages from a creepy wraith, and then frightening threats from a demon, Shiloh finally begins to understand the mysterious significance of the strange mark branded on her wrist. Now Shiloh… Read more »

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Oct 21
{Review+G!veaway} The Lost Immortals by KaSonndra Leigh

{Review+G!veaway} The Lost Immortals by KaSonndra Leigh

The Lost Immortals: When Copper Suns Fall by KaSonndra Leigh 370 pages Published September 11, 2012 Source: Blog Tour Age Group: YA Challenge: None Series: When Copper Suns Fall #1 Buy this Book:Amazon Summary(from Goodreads) It has been fifty-five years since the angels of the Apocalyptic War attempted to wipe out humanity. Now a new nation has been built where alchemy is forbidden, and angels fear for their lives as they hide among the mortals.The city’s leaders share one view on the ancestors of angels: shoot first, no questions.When her twin brother falls into a strange coma, sixteen-year-old Chela Prizeon vows to discover her role among these exiles, the royal angels known as the Lost Immortals.Chela’s only hope lies with the mysterious, but infuriating leader of a rebel group. But can she trust this boy, someone who can control her dreams and her heart.Escape into a world filled with celestial creatures, fascinating villainy, high-stake choices, and forbidden romance. Wow! This was such a great book! It took me a while to figure… 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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Oct 01
{ARC Review+G!veaway} Ever My Merlin by Priya Ardis

{ARC Review+G!veaway} Ever My Merlin by Priya Ardis

 You can find the rest of the stops on the My Merlin tour HERE Ever my Merlin by Priya Ardis Publication Date: October 2012 Age Group: YA Source: Author Series: My Merlin #3 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge,YA Mythology challenge, Witches and withcraft challenge,  ABC challenge Summary(from Goodreads): He was the right one, the chosen one, but was he meant for her? The end of the world. The day of reckoning. The final battle. In the last chapter of the My Merlin Series, it is a time of great strife for Arriane (aka Ryan) and Merlin (aka Matt) as they struggle to stem the flood of destruction unleashed upon the world. Their only hope rests in the one object that can restore their greatest ally: the Healing Cup.  With every scrap of life hanging in the balance, Ryan must convince both friends and enemies that the key to survival rests in the plans of a sword-toting girl of only eighteen. She must reconcile a fifteen-hundred-year rivalry between… Read more »

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Oct 01
{ARC Review+G!veaway} The Torn Wing by Kiki Hamilton

{ARC Review+G!veaway} The Torn Wing by Kiki Hamilton

THE TORN WING by Kiki Hamilton Series: THE FAERIE RING #2 Genre: YA/Myth Pages: 318  Publication Date: October 2, 2012 by Fair Winds Books  Source: ARC from Author Challenge(s):  Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Sophomore Reading challenge,  sensational seconds challenge Buy this Book:Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): A bloody escape, a deadly threat, a shocking revelation…Tiki’s greatest fear suddenly becomes all too real: the fey have returned to London seeking revenge. As war escalates in the Otherworld, Queen Victoria’s youngest son, Prince Leopold, is attacked. In order to protect her family and those she loves, Tiki needs to know the meaning of an fáinne sí, the birthmark that winds around her wrist. But will she be brave enough to face the truth?  Just like when I picked up The Faerie Ring, The Torn Wing transported me back to Victorian London. I love Kiki Hamilton’s writing so much. I read another review and they described the writing as “weaving” and that is such a perfect description because it is completely true. Kiki… Read more »

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Jul 25
{Review+G!veaway} Water by Shauna Granger

{Review+G!veaway} Water by Shauna Granger

You can find the rest of the stops on the tour HERE Water (Elemental Series #3) by Shauna Granger Publication Date: June 19, 2012 Age Group: YA Source: Author for blog tour Series: Elemental Series #3 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Witches and withcraft challenge, ABC challenge Buy this Book:Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Shayna’s first surfing session of the summer is interrupted by the screams of a mother who has lost her little boy in the water. Without regard to her own safety, Shayna swims out, rescues the boy, but must escape the clutches of something far worse than she could have ever imagined – mermaids.Compelled to answer the sirens’ call, the boys of Shayna’s town are drawn to the sea, but when they return are afflicted by an unknown illness, a sickness which is draining them of their life force. Unable to tell anyone about the mermaids, Shayna and her friends are forced to solve the mystery before it’s too late, and in doing so,… Read more »

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Jul 09
{Review+G!veaway} Lonely Souls by Karice Bolton

{Review+G!veaway} Lonely Souls by Karice Bolton

Today I have a review and giveaways for the Lonely Souls blog tour. Check out the rest of the tour stops HERE  Lonely Souls by Karice Bolton Pages: 290  Publication Date: June 29, 2012 Age Group: YA Source: ARC from Author Series: Witch Avenue Coven #1 Challenge(s): Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge,Witches and withcraft challenge, ABC challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): It’s two weeks before Triss turns 18, and her world is about to change into the most magical one imaginable as she readies herself to enter The Witch Avenue Order… that is until her mother’s disappearance.  Instead of celebrating her transformation, she finds herself spreading rose petals into her mother’s empty grave.When Logan, her best friend from junior high, moves back to town for college, he vows to help her find the answers she so desperately seeks surrounding her mother’s disappearance.  As they begin uncovering clues, it becomes apparent that the life of white magic they both grew up loving, is not what the majority… 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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