Thursday, 29 November 2012

On My Wishlist #7


Welcome to On My Wishlist!

On My Wishlist is a meme that was originally created by Book Chick City and is now hosted by Cosy Books where we can showcase (and squee about) books that are on our individual wish lists whether already released or still awaiting publication.

For more information or to get involved yourself, head over to Cosy Books and check it out!

Lastly, don't forget to comment and let me know what books are on your Wishlist this week.

Everbound by Brodi Ashton

Everbound by Brodi Ashton

Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity — a debt that should’ve been hers. She’s living a borrowed life, and she doesn’t know what to do with the guilt. And every night Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away.

Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who wants to make her his queen — and the one person least likely to help. But his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to assist her in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself.

Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than they’d anticipated — and more deadly. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack — even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.

In this enthralling sequel to Everneath, Brodi Ashton tests the bonds of destiny and explores the lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love.

Comment: So I have actually pre-ordered this but since it is not due out for another 50/60 days and I ant it now, it qualifies :-P  Really enjoyed Everneath and cannot wait to read this one

Mystic City by Theo Lawrence

For fans of Matched, The Hunger Games, X-Men, and Blade Runner comes a tale of a magical city divided, a political rebellion ignited, and a love that was meant to last forever. Book One of the Mystic City Novels.

Aria Rose, youngest scion of one of Mystic City's two ruling rival families, finds herself betrothed to Thomas Foster, the son of her parents' sworn enemies. The union of the two will end the generations-long political feud—and unite all those living in the Aeries, the privileged upper reaches of the city, against the banished mystics who dwell below in the Depths. But Aria doesn't remember falling in love with Thomas; in fact, she wakes one day with huge gaps in her memory. And she can't conceive why her parents would have agreed to unite with the Fosters in the first place. Only when Aria meets Hunter, a gorgeous rebel mystic from the Depths, does she start to have glimmers of recollection—and to understand that he holds the key to unlocking her past. The choices she makes can save or doom the city—including herself.

Comment: Not sure whether its the title, cover or blurb of this book that makes me really want to read it.  I think it is a combination of the title and the blurb.  I have been eyeing this off at a number of book stores but as I have kinda done some major book buying over the last couple of weeks, this one will have to wait. One to put on my Christmas list perhaps? Definitely one for my wishlist.

What has gone on your Wishlist this week?

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

WWW Wednesday #8


WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you will read next?

What are you currently reading?

Scent of Magic by Maria V Snyder

The sequel to Touch of Power, was so excited to receive this and glad I already had it to read as soon as I finished Touch of Power. Can't wait to finish it though sometimes Avry and Kerrick remind me a little of Yelena and Valek mostly Kerrick reminds me of Valek.

What did you recently finish reading?

The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts

I love Nora Roberts. Simple romance with a touch of paranormal. Even though each trilogy generally follows a similar formula, the books are a comfortable and enjopyable read. This was book 2 in the Boonsboro Inn trilogy.

Touch of Power by Maria V Snyder

Book 1 of Maria V Snyder's Healer series. I really enjoyed this book and as mentioned above am currently reading book 2. Review to come.

Firespell,Hexbound & Charmfall by Chloe Neill

I read all three books of this series in the space of 2 1/2 days. The series is about a new girl at a snooty boarding school and magic, which is always a fun combination. An easy read but not sure if there is anymore to come in this series.

What do you think you will read next??

The Perfect Hope (Boonsboro Inn #3) by Nora Roberts

Synopsis (via Goodreads): The Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother are breathing new life into the town of Boonsboro, Maryland, by restoring its historic hotel. And they’re finding their own lives revamped by love. This is Ryder’s story... Ryder is the hardest Montgomery brother to figure out — with a tough-as-nails outside and possibly nothing too soft underneath. He’s surly and unsociable, but when he straps on a tool belt, no woman can resist his sexy swagger. Except apparently Hope Beaumont, the innkeeper of his own Inn BoonsBoro. And though the Inn is running smoothly, thanks to Hope’s experience and unerring instincts, her big-city past is about to make an unwelcome — and embarrassing — appearance. Seeing Hope vulnerable stirs up Ryder’s emotions and makes him realize that while Hope may not be perfect, she just might be perfect for him...

So what are you reading this week?

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Review: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Lost Prince
Author: Julie Kagawa
Published: November 1 2012 by HarlequinTeen Australia
Source: HarlequinTeen Australia
Reviewed: Sapphireddragon
SapphiredDragon Rating: *****

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The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa
Don’t look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.

That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’d dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

The Lost Prince available from 1 Nov, 2012 at and will be in book stores nationally for RRP AU$19.99/NZ$22.99 or Book Depository |


What an awesome start to a new series from Julie Kagawa.   I always felt a little sorry for Ethan,kidnapped & terrorised by the fey then left behind by his sister (even if it was to keep him safe), I am so glad he finally got his own tale. 

This book was every bit as good as the original Iron Fey series and I loved the mix of old and new characters.  However it wasn't just a continuation.  This a whole new adventure. From the first page I was again drawn in to the fey realm  and remained there for the matter of hours it too me to read this. 

Many first books in a series spend a lot of time setting up the series and not as much on the story. Maybe this is because we are already pretty familiar with the Faerie realm due to previous Iron Fey novels but  I love that the main story of this book was a story in itself and resolved while still setting up the newest series in this world.

As mentioned before, I always felt sorry for Ethan and Julie Kagawa uses this at the beginning of the book to Gain Ethan more empathy as we find out what Ethan's life has been like growing up being able to see THEM and even worse...They can see him! Even though at 17  he presents such a tough front, all I could see was the vulnerable four year old inside who though he had never quite gotten over what had happened to him and has had to deal with the fey all his life has still managed to grow up with a clear sense of right and wrong and though he may not admit it to himself, a wish that no one lose he cares about or is even acquainted with gets caught up in the crazy warped world of the Faery. Due to previous history I was always going to love him but the way he is written in this novel made it that much easier.

Lastly, the plot line itself is intriguing and riveting as right from the beginning we want to know what this new menace is and why the fey exiles and half breeds are disappearing.  Even better, what do find out is worth the wait!

Overall, this is awesome read.  Some developments I did pick up quite early on but this did not impede my overall enjoyment of the book.

Julie Kagawa is at her best with this story. I give it 5 stars. 

Sapphired Dragon xx

The Lost Prince available from 1 Nov, 2012 at and will be in book stores nationally for RRP AU$19.99/NZ$22.99

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Ready Set...Review-a-thon

So as the mother of a 7 1/2 month old, my reading and reviewing has understandably dropped behind a little.  I have been working hard over the past month top try and get my reading up to spec and now it's time to catch up on all those reviews I still need to write.

Enter Ready Set Review-a-thon hosted by A Daydreamer's Thoughts and Booktacular World.  This takes place this month (November) and for me is the perfect way to get my reviewing up to date :)

So below are the reviews I hope to get done this month.  As I complete each review, I will add the review link and I will also add reviews to do for any books I finish reading this month that are not on the initial list:

  • The Lost Prince By Julie Kagawa
  • The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
  • The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
  • The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
  • Embrace by Jessica Shirvington
  • Entice by Jessica Shirvington
  • Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington (This review will not be posted until March 2013)
  • Traitor Queen by Trudi Canavan
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  • Touch of Power by Maria V Snyder
  • Scent of Magic by Maria V Snyder ( This review will not be posted until Jan 2013)
  • Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
6 of these I have finished reading recently while the other six i plan to finish and write the reviews in November.

What do plan to review this month?

Saturday, 3 November 2012

In My Mailbox #42


Welcome to  In My Mailbox, a meme run by The Story Siren where each week over 200 bloggers post on their blogs the books they have bought, received to review or won in the past week.

To find out more information, get involved yourself or see what's in other bloggers mailboxes this week head over to The Story Siren or to find out what is in my mailbox this week, keep reading.

Don't forget to comment and post your IMM link or just let me know what's in your mail box this week.

Not a huge mailbox this week however the one book I did receive I am extremely excited about and can't wait to read!

For Review (From HarlequinTeen Australia):

Scent of Magic by Maria V Snyder
ARC of Scent of Magic (Healer #2) by Maria V Snyder
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Hunted, Killed—Survived?

As the last Healer in the Fifteen Realms, Avry of Kazan is in a unique position: in the minds of her friends and foes alike, she no longer exists. Despite her need to prevent the megalomanical King Tohon from winning control of the Realms, Avry is also determined to find her sister and repair their estrangement. And she must do it alone, as Kerrick, her partner and sole confident, returns to Alga to summon his country into battle.

Though she should be in hiding, Avry will do whatever she can to support Tohon’s opponents. Including infiltrating a holy army, evading magic sniffers, teaching forest skills to soldiers and figuring out how to stop Tohon’s most horrible creations yet; an army of the walking dead—human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat.

War is coming and Avry is alone. Unless she figures out how to do the impossible ... again.

Pre-Order: Book Depository 
So what was in your mailbox this week?