Thursday, August 30, 2012

Adult Review: Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires, #2) by Chloe Neill

The book is with Adult content so please, beware if you're under 18.

Goodread summary:
The story of a young heiress?s initiation into the dark society of the Chicagoland Vampires continues?

Ten months after vampires revealed their existence to the mortals of Chicago, they?re enjoying a celebrity status usually reserved for the Hollywood elite. But should people learn about the Raves?mass feeding parties where vampires round up humans like cattle?the citizens will start sharpening their stakes.

So now it?s up to the new vampire Merit to reconnect with her upper class family and act as liaison between humans and bloodsuckers, and keep the more unsavory aspects of the vampire lifestyle out of the media. But someone doesn?t want peace between them?someone with an ancient grudge?




Reading the second book in the Chicagoland Vampires series was a very fun experience. Again, mostly because of Merit and her unusual behavior with Ethan and the rest of the guards and her other friends.. with pretty much everyone.
Merit is... unique.
Now if I have to talk about the story, there's a lot to share but I'll keep pretty much everything important to myself. There was a lot of action in the book. A lot of parties, a fair share of fights, verbal and not. We met a lot of characters for the first time in person, for lack of a better term.
I especially loved this book because of the little remarks put in there like we're reading a journal rather than a book. Sometimes Merit would say something like she was speaking to you personally.
Anyway there were big portions of sarcasm from our favorite heroine, but then there were some pretty serious moments and also some of complete embarrassment. It was again a pretty mix of feelings that were thrown together. That was pretty much Merit's life two months after she was changed into a vampire none all too willingly.
It was definitely an interesting book because when some questions got answered, others were brought up and for every answer there were two new questions.
We witnessed Merit's problems in her work, in her love life, with her best friend. There was definitely a lot going on.
Merit and Ethan worked together more closely and every time he let her in for a second he recoiled and pushed her away harder.
For every single progress towards mutual peace, there was a big setback that put the wall between them.
Things never really moved in any direction for them and that's why her relationship with Morgan was damned to go to hell from the very beginning.
The villain in the book reappeared and caused more trouble than ever and Merit was forced to use the connections her former life as a human had. Connections with the rich and famous of Chicago and more closely, her father.

I'm starting to repeat myself here and it's pointless to do it because no matter how much I explain it, I can't quite sum up into words how interesting and intriguing the story really was. The book was action-packed and full of life. It was dangerous and mysterious.
I'm definitely enthralled by the story and I feel like my obsession is just beginning. I can't wait to get my hands on book tree because with a last quote like that:
"I grabbed my sword, and went for the door. I'd solved one mystery. Might as well see what other trouble I could get into."
there are just to many possibilities and I can't wait to see what happens next.

 I give it:


You can find the book on Goodreads,

And purchase it on:

The Book Depository, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
And you should check out the author on Goodreads and her website.

Here are the other covers I found:
 and the Audiobook cover:

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Until the next time,

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Waithing on Wednesday (16)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

  Origin by Jessica Khoury
Expected publication:  September 4th 2012
Razorbill


Synopsis(from Goodreads):
 Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home—and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life.

Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia’s origin—a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever.

Origin is a beautifully told, shocking new way to look at an age-old desire: to live forever, no matter the cost. This is a supremely compelling debut novel that blends the awakening romance of Matched with the mystery and jungle conspiracy of Lost.

I've seen this one around a lot lately and I really look forward to reading it. It sounds amazing and I can't wait for it to come out. I tried requesting an early copy but no luck there. I'll have to wait a little while longer.

Wasteland by  Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan
 Expected publication: March 26th 2013
Harper Teen




Synopsis(from Goodreads):
Welcome to the Wasteland. Where all the adults are long gone, and now no one lives past the age of nineteen. Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan’s post-apocalyptic debut is the first of a trilogy in which everyone is forced to live under the looming threat of rampant disesase and brutal attacks by the Variants—hermaphroditic outcasts that live on the outskirts of Prin.

Esther thinks there’s more to life than toiling at harvesting, gleaning, and excavating, day after day under the relentless sun, just hoping to make it to the next day. But then Caleb, a mysterious stranger, arrives in town, and Esther begins to question who she can trust.

As shady pasts unravel into the present and new romances develop, Caleb and Esther realize that they must team together to fight for their lives and for the freedom of Prin

This book actually sounds familiar. I think there's another book in which the grown-ups are gone and I think the name  was Gone, but I can't remember the author. I have it on my to-read list... Anyway, it's dystopian and it sounds interesting so I'm really looking forward to it.

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Until the next time,

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pushing the Limits - Read-A-Long Week 5

This fabulous event is hosted by Candace Book Blog, Natalia @ Dazzling Reads, The Page Turners, Mary @ The Book Swarm and Bewitched Bookworms.


Here are the questions and my answers for this week:


1. By finally returning to her art, Echo is working through her issues and taking control of her life. While she’s not ever going to return to her previous “normal”, she uses her art as a way to work her way to a place where she’s more comfortable with herself. How do you deal with the issues and stresses of your life?
Well for one I don't have issues like Echo's so it's hard to compare but I seek advise from my closest friends and family. For me it's important to let it all out and the usually helps me.
2.Once Noah gives his brothers and their soon-to-be adoptive parents a happy ending, he decides to get his own by winning Echo back. Why does he think stealing her file is the best way to do it? Any other (better) suggestions for the poor boy?
He decided to do what they agreed on at first place and he believes that stealing her file will help her move on. And I can give other 'better' suggestions for him but it wouldn't be him if he did anything else.  
3. Echo finally uncovers the terrible truth of what her mother did to her. Now that we know the truth, do you think Echo’s father did the right thing by covering up the incident and keeping it from her? How do you think he should have handled it?
Echo lost a lot more than her memory and I believe that her father was wrong to cover the whole thing up. She believed that her mom was somehow not responsible and she was clinging to the last shred of hope she had to go back to 'normal' and I think that she would have been able to move on faster if she'd know the truth.
Echo's dad should have told her the truth no matter how hurtful it might have been because in the end Echo stood on her brother's grave and watched her mom not take responsibility for what she did and that hurt a lot more!
4. Mrs. Collins plays an integral role in helping Echo and Noah find a new normal and happiness in their lives. Tell us about someone in your life who helped you, someone who changed your life, was there for you, or offered help/comfort when you most needed it (or when you didn’t know you needed it).
I don't have a person like that, or the closest to it is my mom. But I've never faced anything like that. I have a pretty normal life, which I'm very thankful for, and I've never had to deal with something so serious.
5. Another major truth is revealed when Echo’s father finally opens up to his daughter and tells her about her mother and how his relationship with Ashley evolved. Knowing this, how do you feel about Ashley now? And what did you think when you learned the name of the baby?
It was important to hear the other side of the story because from chapter one, Echo's been painting a picture of this evil woman that came in and ruined her family but things weren't quite like that. I am still not the biggest fan of Ashley and that's entirely her and Echo's dad's fault. I don't think Echo would have described Ashley like she did in the first place if she'd know the truth about how it all went down.
6. Echo and Noah ride off into the sunset together. *happy sigh* If you had the chance, who would you ride off with and where would you go?
I still haven't met that person I want to ride off into the sunset with and I don't think the place matters.. well it matters but it'll probably be somewhere significant to both of us.

Until the next time,

Monday, August 27, 2012

YA Review: Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

Goodread summary:
Grace and Sam share a kinship so close they could be lovers or siblings. But they also share a problem. When the temperature slips towards freezing, Sam reverts to his wolf identity and must retreat into the woods to protect his pack. He worries that eventually his human side will fade away and he will be left howling alone at the lonely moon. A stirring supernatural teen romance.



The story of Sam and Grace is not one that sucked me right in and I didn't obsess over it but it definitely was interesting.
The beginning was a big slow for me or I was too distracted to notice but as the book progressed there were things that made me continue to read.
It's basically a story of a girl and a wolf. That's Sam and Grace's relationship for four years. The summers Grace is lonely but when the temperatures start to drop her wolf comes back to the edge of the woods in her back yard and he is always there, watching, wanting.
Sam has been a wolf for the bigger part of his life. When he was turned. his parents almost killed him and they scarred him for life but he lived passed that only to have his humanity taken away from him by the cold every winter and the wolf in him.
It was interesting to follow their story but what bugged me was how little they did. The fell in a routine so easily and that was the most unbelievable part of everything. It just didn't get real for me. I usually get sucked in the books I read and I feel like I'm in there with the characters... but here it was more like I was a watching from above, thinking about skipping forward..
I was like that until the pace started to pick up. I liked that Beck showed up, I liked that they found Jack, and I liked that they figured out a possible cure. I like the pace everything happened in the end and I like what happened because I felt for Grace. It was more real, and it was like I could feel her pain. Thinking that Sam is gone after loosing Jack and Olivia, it was the worst time of her life and I could feel it too.
The ending is the only reason I'm giving the book 3 stars and the only reason why I'll read the next book!

 I give it:


You can find the book on Goodreads,

 And purchase it from:

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And you should check out the author on Goodreads and her website.

Here are the other covers I found:
and here is the Bulgarian cover:

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Until the next time,

Friday, August 24, 2012

Adult Review: Dark Side of the Moon (Dark-hunter #10, Were-hunter #5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The book is with Adult content so please, beware if you're under 18.

Goodread summary:
Susan Michaels was once the hottest reporter on the Beltway Beat until a major scandal ruined her life and left her writing stories about alien babies and Elvis sightings. Life as she once knew it is over, or so she thinks, but then she gets a lead on a story that could salvage her extinct career. She heads to the local animal shelter, expecting a hot news tip, which she gets in the form of a major police cover-up ... for a ring of soul-sucking vampires out to take over Seattle. So much for saving her credibility.

And if that isn't bad enough, she gets talked into adopting a cat and finds she's allergic to it. A cat that turns out to be a shapeshifter who claims to be an immortal vampire slayer on the prowl for the same corrupt cops. her first thought: seek professional help.

But as Susan's drawn into Ravyn's dark and dangerous world, she comes to realize that there's a lot more at stake than just her defunct career. Now it's no longer a question of bringing the truth to her readers; it's a matter of saving their very lives and souls.

Ravyn's life was shattered over four hundred years ago, when he mistakenly trusted the wrong human with the truth of his existence. He lost his family, his honor, and his life. Now, in order to save the people of Seattle, he's forced to confront that nightmare all over again, and to trust another woman with the secret that could destroy him.

In the world of the Dark-Hunters, life is always dangerous. But never more so than now, when a very human woman can shatter their entire world with just one story. The only question is ... will she?

Oh I should have got to writing this one before I read another book but oh. I'm a little fuzzy on the details but all in all the book was great.
We got to meet Ravyn Kontis, a Dark-hunter who's been a were-hunter before he died and his past was filled with constant loss because of the ever lasting fight between the Arcadian(he was Arcadian) and the Katargia weres.
But that was nothing compared to the night he lost his entire family to the mate that betrayed him and her people. His entire family, his mother sister-in-law and almost every other female in his village was murdered and his remaining family blamed in on him, killed him and disowned him after he was turned in a Dark-hunter. So he pretty much has no need of people around himself. He is a loner even by the Dark-hunter standards and he never trust anyone.
For some unknown to him reason though once Susan Michaels came into his life all his guards started falling down around him, letting her in like no one else. Something about the nosy and persistent journalist caught his attention and there was no letting go.
Their story was kind of hilarious because Ravyn was in his leopard form when they met and he was held like that by a magic collar that would have killed him if Susan hadn't gotten him out of it. Well okay, maybe it wasn't hilarious to him but hey I LOL a lot.
I've gotta say I was impressed with Susan. She held it together when suddenly the little cat from the animal shelter turned into a very big leopard and then into an incredibly gorgeous naked guy lying unconscious on her living room floor. I guess it was because she thought that it was a trick even though I don't know how she explained the lightnings... Oh well too bad the cops tried to kill her after that. That sealed the deal and willingly or not she had to believe that her life was never going to be the same.
The story built beautifully. It wasn't too fast of too slow. It was just the right pace and the relationship between those two didn't happen instantly . It took some time even though the attraction was there.
We also got to see Nick Goutier again, and he managed to get himself into so much trouble that I have no idea how he's gonna get out of it.
I was sad to read about the disaster in New Orleans... I had no idea what happened right along with Nick because there was no indication in the previous books that something like that was happening ...

Oh well. I really liked this one. I liked it a little more than the other because of the were-hunters again but this was a strange mix and it took some getting used to.
I'm of to read the next book... hmm I guess I'm starting the Dream-hunter series now since this one is next in order...
 I give it:



You can find the book on Goodreads,

And purchase it from:

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Here are the other covers I found:






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Until the next time,

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Adult Review: Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) by Chloe Neill

The book is with Adult content so please, beware if you're under 18.

Goodread summary:
First in a brand new series about a Chicago graduate student's introduction into a society of vampires.

Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn't exactly glamorous, but it was Merit's. She was doing fine until a rogue vampire attacked her. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker-and this one decided the best way to save her life was to make her the walking undead.

Turns out her savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now she's traded sweating over her thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park mansion full of vamps loyal to Ethan "Lord o' the Manor" Sullivan. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed, four-hundred- year-old vampire, he has centuries' worth of charm, but unfortunately he expects her gratitude- and servitude. But an inconvenient sunlight allergy and Ethan's attitude are the least of her concerns. Someone's still out to get her. Her initiation into Chicago's nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war-and there will be blood.




I had the incredible opportunity to read this book soon after I started obsessing over it.
My knowledge about it was very limited since I hadn't read all that many reviews and only heard of it because of the release of the sixth book but I was eager to read and see what all the fuss was about.
Well now I know and I and fussing along with everyone. I have to say that I absolutely loved this and I can't wait to start reading book two.
It's officially my new obsession and that was pretty much all thanks to Merit. Every word that left her mouth had me grinning like and idiot and I absolutely loved the way she sees the world around her. She was not informed of the vampire politics and their way of living any more than the readers who are picking the book for the first time like me, and we got to learn along with her about how things work in the incredible vampire society that was build by Chloe Neill.
The world around Merit is interesting, new, it has fresh take on the whole 'vampire' issue and it was very well created.
The first few chapters, well actually the entire book was very well written and it was introductory and explanatory. I learned along with Merit what it is to live in Chicago a few months after the vampires revealed themselves to the world and it's pretty fascinating.
Merit also brought her personal issued from her former life into the equation so the story was even more colorful and full of surprises.
The readers get a glimpse of the reason behind the estrangement between Merit and her parents but we never got to know her first name so there is so much more we have to learn about her.
Chloe Neill also introduced us to a whole other level of bad-ass grandparenting in the face of Merit's Grandfather.
It was a very complex mix of feelings that I experienced while reading the book. I was laughing, I was pissed of... it was easy to mimic Merits reaction.

I loved everything about the book, I loved Merit, I loved Mallory, I definitely loved Jeff and Catcher. I want to see more of Ethan. He played his role of Master of the Cadogan house perfectly and was very interesting character, but I won't even start down the path of explaining you about him... I simply can't do him justice so if you're curious, go ahead and read the book. There is plenty of him going around..

I really love this book. I found it fascinating and I definitely am going to continue reading the series.

 I give it:


You can find the book on Goodreads,

And purchase it from:

 The Book Depository, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
And you should check out the author on Goodreads and her website.

Here are the other covers I found:
and the Audiobook cover:

See the rest of my reviews here.
Until the next time,

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (15)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Expected publication:  September 1st 2012
Orbit

Synopsis(from Goodreads):
 
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.

I'm a fan of shifters and this one is pretty interesting. I really want to read it! And look at that cover.. How could it not be good... .Plus I've heard from people that have already read it that it's awesome so I really want to add this one to my books! 

Iced (Fever World, #1) by 
 Expected publication: October 30th 2012 
Delacorte Press



Synopsis(from Goodreads):
 
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning comes the first book in her hotly anticipated new urban paranormal trilogy, set in the world of her blockbuster Fever series.

The year is 1 AWC—After the Wall Crash. The Fae are free and hunting us. It’s a war zone out there, and no two days are alike. I’m Dani O’Malley, the chaos-filled streets of Dublin are my home, and there’s no place I’d rather be.

Dani “Mega” O’Malley plays by her own set of rules—and in a world overrun by Dark Fae, her biggest rule is: Do what it takes to survive. Possessing rare talents and the all-powerful Sword of Light, Dani is more than equipped for the task. In fact, she’s one of the rare humans who can defend themselves against the Unseelie. But now, amid the pandemonium, her greatest gifts have turned into serious liabilities.

Dani’s ex–best friend, MacKayla Lane, wants her dead, the terrifying Unseelie princes have put a price on her head, and Inspector Jayne, the head of the police force, is after her sword and will stop at nothing to get it. What’s more, people are being mysteriously frozen to death all over the city, encased on the spot in sub-zero, icy tableaux.

When Dublin’s most seductive nightclub gets blanketed in hoarfrost, Dani finds herself at the mercy of Ryodan, the club’s ruthless, immortal owner. He needs her quick wit and exceptional skill to figure out what’s freezing Fae and humans dead in their tracks—and Ryodan will do anything to ensure her compliance.

Dodging bullets, fangs, and fists, Dani must strike treacherous bargains and make desperate alliances to save her beloved Dublin—before everything and everyone in it gets iced.

I actually saw this one last week as somebody's WOW and I found it interesting enough to want to read it as well. I love how it sounds and I think it's going to be a pretty good read.

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Pushing the Limits - Read-A-Long Week 4

This fabulous event is hosted by Candace Book Blog, Natalia @ Dazzling Reads, The Page Turners, Mary @ The Book Swarm and Bewitched Bookworms.


Here are the questions and my answers for this week:


1. At a certain moment, Echo tells Noah that she feels safe with him. Echo thinks that because of this comforting feeling, she may be able to finally have a full night of peaceful sleep. Why do you think it is important for Echo to feel Safe? and why no one else but Noah has been able to provide this to Echo?
In my opinion Echo felt safe with Noah because he is the only one that broke through her defense, she let him have a peak of what's behind all the walls she's build around herself. I think, she just didn't let anyone else in, like she did Noah, because she felt like everyone around her betrayed her.
2. Beth, Noah's friend, also have a very complex life situation. plus she also do drugs. However, what grabs my attention is her mean behavior towards Echo. Why do you think Beth hate/dislikes Echo so much?
Because she doesn't want to see Noah get hurt. Because she saw that he started liking her more and more and she wanted to protect him. He is her family and she was protective of him.
3. At some point, we finally get to know how Noah's parents died at the fire and how it started. Unfortunately, this is something that has happened before. What tips to avoid a fire (specially when there are kids at home) do you now about? List a few! recommendations to avoid tragedies are very valuable. :)
Well for one, the obvious, don't leave candles and matches around the house, especially if there are kids there. I don't know what else.. My parents have always thought me that I have to check the stove after I use it, or to be careful with the electrical outlets and stuff like that. Practice makes perfect so I believe that kids should be thought from very little, they should know the risks and of course the adults should be careful not to tempt faith.
4. Echo finally discovers more about what really happened to her the day she got her scars at her mother's place. Unfortunately, this also involved Echo's father and Ashley. What do you think about them and to what point do you think it makes them responsible to what happened to Echo?
In some of my previous answers I was a little harsh towards Echo's father and this is precisely the reason. I can't wrap my brain around it, how, after what he did, he is so harsh towards her. He was pressuring her about school and all, and he was doing everything in his power to keep her from remembering that night. I get that he was trying to protect her but I am still pissed at what he was doing, because if she had remembered sooner, on her own, she wouldn't have had to go through the hell she did. Oh and, yeah, they were careless and Echo's dad should have paid more attention to her mom's condition but neither him, nor Ashley did what they did on purpose so they aren't responsible. They however were responsible for what happened afterwards. 
5. On p.303 (from arc) Echo said to Noah: "I love you...[y]ou love your brothers more. I'm okay with that. In fact, it's one of the things I love about you. You were right the other day. I do want to be part of a family. But I'd never forgive myself if I was the reason you didn't get yours... I love you enough to never make you choose." What do you think of Echo's decision to break up with Noah? What does it mean to you?
Well of course, I didn't like their brake up much but that didn't make it wrong. Echo said some pretty true stuff about her situation and about what Noah needed at the time, so he could take his brothers. She would have been a liability in the eyes of the judges and she would have been an obstacle on the path to reuniting his family... Plus it obviously was meant to happen so who am I to judge. The result in the end is what matters... 
Until the next time,

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Adult Review: Unleash the night (Dark-hunter #9, Were-hunter #4) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The book is with Adult content so please, beware if you're under 18.

Goodread summary:
It's a predator-eat-predator world for the Were-Hunters. Danger haunts any given day. There is no one to trust. No one to love. Not if they want to live...

An orphan with no clan that will claim him, Wren Tigarian grew to adulthood under the close scrutiny and mistrust of those around him. A forbidden blend of two animals - snow leopard and white tiger - Wren has never listened to anyone when there was something he wanted. Now he wants Marguerite.

Marguerite D'Aubert Goudeau is the daughter of a prominent U.S. senator who hates the socialite life she's forced to live. Like her mother before her, she has strong Cajun roots that her father doesn't understand. Still, she has no choice but to try and conform to a world where she feels like an outsider. But the world of rich and powerful humans is never to meet the world of the Were-Hunters who exist side by side with them, unseen, unknown, undetected. To break this law is to call down a wrath of the highest order.

In order to have Marguerite, Wren must fight not just the humans who will never accept his animal nature, but the Were-Hunters who want him dead for endangering their world. It's a race against time and magic without boundary that could cost Marguerite and Wren not just their lives, but their very souls...

I had a bit of a hard time finishing book 8 but those problems were gone as soon as I started this one. I don't know if it's the animals part or just the story but I loved every second of this book.
We have our new pair and it's amazing to follow their story. What I loved most was the time traveling and the complicated story this actually was. There were so many surprises along the way that it was hard to follow at times but I loved it. The pace was fast and everything came hard at the characters..
Let's talk a bit for them..
Wren Tigarian, by all means should have been a spoiled little brat that lived off of daddy's money and had it easy with everything, but it wasn't. He actually had a hell of a life, alone and closed of, living in the Sanctuary in New Orleans where everyone was afraid of him because of what he was. Because of him being a hybrid, his parents and especially his mother, didn't like him and after they died he was all alone. And the thing is he was used to it so it and even though it bothered him, he never did anything to change things.. Everyone around him was just too scared or uncomfortable in his presence and no one actually caught his attention enough for him to want to try.
That was until Marguerite D'Aubert Goudeau came into Sanctuary one night in honor of Nick Goutier. Everything changed then and that's when things started to get interesting.
Wren was drawn to the human woman like bees to honey and no matter how hard he tried he just couldn't get her out of his mind. She obsessed his every though and stirred all kinds of feeling in him.
It was quite entertaining to watch him struggling with his feelings up until they gave his enemies a reason to attack him and Maggie. That's when all hell broke loose around him and as far as he was concerned, he would kill anyone who tried to hurt his Maggie.
Marguerite on the other hand had good life with her family until her mom killed herself. Ever since that happened she's been unhappy because her father, a US senator, controlled her life and even though she had everything she needed she didn't have her freedom and she felt like she's suffocating. She was afraid to do anything against her father up until she met the busboy at Sanctuary. Obviously poor and definitely not someone her father would approve of, Wren was her dirty little secret and she fell for him hard.
Facing his enemies after they went after him, Maggie managed to deal with everything that happened quite well. She embraced her new life like she was meant to live it and I really liked her because of it. She is a strong character ready to fight for her happiness and she did.
The story was really good. It was fast-paced and it had quite a few twists and turns along the way but everything worked out for the best. It was entertaining and I loved the animalistic part of the book. I have a thing for the were-hunters and I loved this book a little more than the rest just because of them.

 I give it:


You can find the book on Goodreads,

And purchase if from:

 The Book Depository, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
And you should check out the author on Goodreads and her website.

Here are the other covers I found:








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Until the next time,

Monday, August 20, 2012

Adult Review: Once Burned (Night Prince, #1) by Jeaniene Frost

The book is with Adult content so please, beware if you're under 18.

Goodread summary:
She's a mortal with dark powers...

After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person's darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude...until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world's most infamous vampire...

He's the Prince of Night...

Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all—but whatever you do, don't call him Dracula. Vlad's ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him—a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own. When Vlad and Leila meet, however, passion ignites between them, threatening to consume them both. It will take everything that they are to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames.


I don't even know where to start with this review.
I'm a fan of Jeaniene Frost and everything around Cat and Bones' world is fascinating for me. I love all the books that are somehow related to them and now that there are going to be books about Vlad and his life.. I love it! He is one of my absolute favorites in the NH world, even though Bones is number one for Cat's story Vlad has always been my favorite side character. Now that I get to read about his life, learn his secrets, watch his problems unfold.... I can't contain my happiness.
I started this two days ago and the only reason I didn't read the book in one day was because I had work to do.... I was sucked in every time I picked the book and the more into it I got the harder it became to put down. That's why I stayed up late last night and finished it. I was unable to let go.
The story got so interesting and exciting at that point. There were all those things happening around the characters and it was fascinating. We know what Cat can do, we are no strangers to master vampire's powers but Vlad is in a category by himself on so many levels. He is ruthless when it comes to protecting his people. I don't think there's anything he wouldn't do for them. And here comes this human that invades his mind with her extraordinaire abilities.
Leila swept in and changed everything. She was so many firsts for him... He tolerated her more that anyone else. She knew things about him no one else did. She was special to him and even though from the beginning he told her that he couldn't love her, I think some part of him wanted to try.
Leila is a human woman that suffered a terrible accident that chanced her life forever. She's got a deadly touch for every human.. well for everything with a beating heart actually, because she electrocutes everything she touches and as if that wasn't enough, her touch brings the memories of people's worst sins to her as a vision. Her powers are actually more extended but I won't get into that because where's the fun in telling you everything.
Anyway, her life is not easy because she pretty much can't touch anyone and electronics are not an option... So she made do working with a vampire...
Never did she imagined that her powers are going to get her stuck between a centuries old war between two crazy powerful vampires, one of them the all mighty Vlad Tepesh.
It was pretty awesome to read this book for so many reasons... In the NH series the characters are already familiar with each other. They know their habits and their likes and dislikes and all that but here everything is so new and fascinating. Vlad and Leila are getting to know each other as they are fighting this long forgotten vampire that brought them together. The thrill of this new relationship is so amazing. I loved every second of it.
And as I said, Vlad is a favorite of mine so learning so much about him was incredible. He has a lot of tales to tell and I'm sure there are going to be enough books for him to tell his stories into... I just want to see how Leila is going to keep up with his life if she even stays( oh who am I kidding, where would she go...)

I'm gonna stop now because I've already said way too much but I can't help it. It's stronger than me and I just wanted to share. Don't worry I haven't said anything about the juicy parts of the book so there's plenty to enjoy! Now go buy this book if you haven't already and start reading NOW!

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

In My Mailbox (14)

IMM is a weekly meme hosted and created by Kristi at The Story Siren and was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.

Books I received from NetGalley:

Speechless by  Hannah Harrington

Books I borrowed:

Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill

It's been a pretty slow week but I'm happy with what little I get and I and enjoying the books. Leave me a comment below with links to your IMMs and I'll visit and comment as well. 
Thanks for stopping by and until the next time!