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Saturday, 27 April 2013

In My Mailbox #62





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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.

Busy week this week so not a lot of time time for much reading but I did manage to check out one of the other branches of my library, that I hadn't been to before, and borrow some more books along with my regular library visit.

Purchased: 

This was free on Itunes this week so though I read and reviewed it last year, I couldn't resist getting my self a copy :-)


The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) by Julie Kagawa
Goodreads | Book Depository

To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness…

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters.

Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims seeking a legend—a place that might have a cure for the disease that killed off most of civilization and created the rabids, the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. And soon Allie will have to decide what and who is worth dying for…again.

Enter Julie Kagawa's dark and twisted world as an unforgettable journey begins.



Library: 





Goddess of Troy (Goddess Summoning #6) by P. C. Cast
Goodreads | Book Depository


Goddess of the Rose (Goddess Summoning #4) by P. C. Cast
Goodreads | Book Depository



Goddess of Love (Goddess Summoning #5) by P. C. Cast
Goodreads | Book Depository


Goddess of the Sea (Goddess Summoning #1) by P. C. Cast
Goodreads | Book Depository



Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death #1) by Bethany griffin
Goodreads | Book Depository


Fury  by Shirley Marr
Goodreads | Book Depository



Halo (Halo #1)
 by Alexandra Adornetto
Goodreads | Book Depository





So what was in your mailbox this week?




















Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Showers of Books Giveaway Hop




  Welcome to the Showers of Books Giveaway Hop hosted by Books à la Mode and I Am A Reader Not A Writer.  

This blog hop will run from April 24-30 and one International winner will receive their choice of either Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi or Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter while one Australian Resident winner will win both an ARC of Alice in Zombieland and a copy of Under the Never Sky.  





Rules are as follows:
  • You must be 13 or over
  • International prize is open to anywhere book depository delivers
  • You must have an Australian residential address to be eligible to win the Australian Resident prize
  • If you win, you will have 48 hours to reply to my winners email or another winner will be chosen
Don't forget to hop around to the other sites and enter their giveaways also.

Good Luck!

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Saturday, 20 April 2013

In My Mailbox #61




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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.

Awesome week this week.  Got some amazing titles and got to meet on of my favourite authors, Kylie Chan and have her sign her new book, Dark Serpent (Celestial Battle #1).  You can read more about my experience at the signing over on Book Bites later this week.




For Review(via HarlequinTeen Australia): 

Was so excited to receive this ARC!  Pushing the Limits was one of my favourite reads of last year so I cannot wait to read this one :-)


Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2) by Katie McGarry

"I dare you..."

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....




Pre-Order:Book Depository



Won (via Summer of Supernatural): 





What's left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles #1) by Kat Zhang
Goodreads | Book Depository

I should not exist. But I do.

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t . . .

For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable-hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet . . . for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.



Purchased (via Book Bites): 




Dark Serpent (Celestial Battle #1) by Kylie Chan
Goodreads | Galaxy Bookshop

John and Emma head to Wales to try and work out who — or what — Emma is. But rather than providing a clear path to their long hoped-for marriage the answer could tear them apart forever. Emma will be forced to betray either John, her beloved Xuan Wu, or her past and birthright. To make matters worse, John’s celestial home at Wudangshan is under attack from the Demon King. Can John find the Emma he knows and love, and save Wudangshan from demonic destruction?










Library: 





Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles #4) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Goodreads | Book Depository


Wings (Wings #1) by Aprilynne Pike
Goodreads | Book Depository


Secret Lives (Darke Academy #1) by Gabriella Poole
Goodreads | Book Depository


Vulpi (Thyla #2) by Kate Gordon
Goodreads | Book Depository




So what was in your mailbox this week?


















Thursday, 18 April 2013

On My Wishlist #12




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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.




The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass

The hotly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Selection.

Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.



Publication Date: 23 April 2013

Pre-Order:Book Depository

Comment: I read the first book in this series, The Selection, in 2012 and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it.  I hadn't originally been drawn to it but decided to read it after seeing it at my library.  I was so glad I did.  Now I can't wait for book two which is due out next week :-)

What has gone on your Wishlist this week?

Monday, 15 April 2013

Signed Book Giveaway Hop




  Welcome to the Signed Book Giveaway Hop.  

This blog hop will run from April 16 - 22 and the winner receive a signed copy of Kelley Armstrong's Spellbound from her Women of the Otherworld series.  I was lucky enough to meet Kelley Armstrong in 2011 and have been holding on to this signed book sporting the Australian cover for just the right giveaway.This is it!





Rules are as follows:

  • You must be 13 or over
  • Competition is international
  • If you win, you will have 48 hours to reply to my winners email or another winner will be chosen
Don't forget to hop around to the other sites and enter their giveaways also.

Good Luck!


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Teaser Tuesday #55







Welcome to Teaser Tuesdays.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read

2. Open to a random page

3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too muchaway! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My current read is The Grimm Legacy (The Grimm Legacy #1) by Polly Shulman and my three lines are from page 56:

'One of these days, perhaps. We like to get to know our pages for a while before we let them work with the Special Collections. Some of those objects are quite...powerful.'



The Grimm Legacy (The Grimm Legacy #1) by Polly Shulman  

Elizabeth has a new job at an unusual library - a lending library of objects, not books. In a secret room in the basement lies the Grimm Collection. That's where the librarians lock away powerful items straight out of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales; seven-league boots, a table that produces a feast at the blink of an eye, Snow White's stepmother's sinister mirror that talks in riddles.

When the magical objects start to disappear, Elizabeth embarks on a dangerous quest to catch the thief before she can be accused of the crime or captured by the thief.

Polly Shulman has created a contemporary fantasy with a fascinating setting and premise, starring an ordinary girl whose after-school job is far from ordinary and leads to a world of excitement, romance and magical intrigue.
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PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link  to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!


Sunday, 14 April 2013

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Hell's Hollow by Summer Stone




Hell's Hollow by Summer Stone
Publication date:  March 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal

Synopsis:
When Seraphina was younger, she healed her best friend's injured hand. Terrified by the inexplicable cure, the girl shunned her. From that day on, Seraphina found herself without friends, a freak and an oddity. And so she obeyed her mother’s rule to refrain from using her innate ability, heeded her mother's warning that its use could land her in the local mental health facility alongside her aunt and grandmother.

But when sixteen-year-old Seraphina finds a mysterious, wounded boy hiding in the hollow in the woods behind her house, she can't hold out against the overpowering urge to help him. She is drawn to him each night, and as they come to know one another, their irresistible attraction blooms.

She longs to uncover his secrets — where he comes from and why he's hiding and how he came to be so wounded — and to share her own, though she knows it's forbidden. And while her healing touch seems to be helping him, it's hurting her. When the symptoms of psychosis — experienced by the women in her bloodline who used their powers — begin to plague Seraphina, she is faced with the unbearable choice of saving her sanity or the boy she’s come to love.

Check it out on GoodreadsBuy it for just $0.99:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble


About the Author:

Summer Stone loves immersing herself in the worlds that live inside her mind. When she's in the real world, she likes kicking back on the beach, exploring new places, reading (of course) and eating rich, gooey chocolate. She loves spending time with her husband and kids, which she does as much as she can. Summer writes young adult and women's fiction, both supernatural and contemporary, realistic and looks forward to sharing her novels with you! 


Interview with the Author:

What inspired you to write Hell's Hollow?

It was really the name of the town that inspired me. For years, my family and I have
gone up to the Sierra Foothills and there's a big street sign in a rural area, much
bigger than most street signs, that says Hell's Hollow. Every time we would pass that
sign, I would think, Someday I'm going to write a book about a town called Hell's
Hollow. I didn't know what it would be about until I started writing it. I started with
the name of the town and then with the protagonist and just let them lead me into
the story.

What is your writing process like?

I need quiet to really be able to get to the sweet spot where the writing flows. So I
don't listen to music and I prefer not to be at a noisy café. My best writing comes
when I let the character tell me the story. With Hell's Hollow I was surprised by
many elements of the storyline, none of which would have happened if I'd really
tried to guess at what would come next. So listening for the voice of the characters
and the voice of the story are key for me.

What were your favorite elements of Hell's Hollow to write?

I really enjoyed writing the growing relationship between Seraphina and Zach. I
loved the build up from strangers to friends to something more. And because she
isn't sure if he's real or a figment of her potential loss of sanity, there's an element of
mystery that was fun to play with.

Also, the crazy parts! I loved writing her psychotic grandmother and also the scenes
where Seraphina's own sanity begins to waver. I actually did quite a bit of research
on different types of psychosis and based much of her aunt and grandmother's
behavior on videos I watched of schizophrenic patients.

Were there parts of the story you didn't enjoy writing?

I always struggle a bit with writing the parts when everything is going wrong. I'm
impatient to get to the places where things are working out. So I really have to push
myself to hold out and let things be bad for a while. It makes the payoff of the happy
parts so much richer.

Did you do much research for Hell's Hollow?

I did! I actually really enjoyed my research for this book. First, I spent time in the
area of the Sierra Nevada foothills where the story takes place and even went to
Big Trees State Park to get a feel for the giant trees that live in the Hollow. I spent
quite a bit of time online researching psychosis and schizophrenia. I also did a lot of
research on the history of the area — both of the Native American tribes that lived
there and on the Gold Rush history. Other areas of research included the serpent-
handling religion of West Virginia, alternative forms of healing, mythology about
Hell, diseases caused by wild animals, baking and a few others I won't mention so as
not to give anything away.

In Hell's Hollow, Seraphina has the ability to heal. Her grandmother hears
people's thoughts. And her aunt sees the future. If you could have any super
power, what would it be?

Ooh. That is a tough question! I have secretly always wanted Seraphina's power.
But there are others that would be super cool too. I'd say flying, but I'd probably get
motion sickness :)

Why does Seraphina, who has always obeyed her mom's rule about not using
her special ability, decide to start trying?

Partly, it's because the tugs from the Hollow have begun to keep her awake at night
and bother her all day. And partly, it's because of Zach. She wants to help him.
There's also one more piece, which is that she's sixteen and her mom's rule feels
wrong to her, and she's getting brave enough to make up her own mind.

Giveaway 1

Win your own e-copy of Hell's Hollow. International Giveaway.

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Giveaway 2 (Book Blitz Grand Prize)

Win a $50 gift card for Amazon or Barnes & Noble

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Saturday, 13 April 2013

In My Mailbox #60



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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.

Small week this week.  Concentrated on reading the titles I have rather than acquiring more plus I am getting a couple of books next week  :-)


Library: 


Struck (Struck #1)  by Jennifer Bosworth
Goodreads | Book Depository

Mia Price is a lightning addict. She’s survived countless strikes, but her craving to connect to the energy in storms endangers her life and the lives of those around her.

Los Angeles, where lightning rarely strikes, is one of the few places Mia feels safe from her addiction. But when an earthquake devastates the city, her haven is transformed into a minefield of chaos and danger. The beaches become massive tent cities. Downtown is a crumbling wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a different empty building each night, the revelers drawn to the destruction by a force they cannot deny. Two warring cults rise to power, and both see Mia as the key to their opposing doomsday prophecies. They believe she has a connection to the freak electrical storm that caused the quake, and to the far more devastating storm that is yet to come.

Mia wants to trust the enigmatic and alluring Jeremy when he promises to protect her, but she fears he isn’t who he claims to be. In the end, the passion and power that brought them together could be their downfall. When the final disaster strikes, Mia must risk unleashing the full horror of her strength to save the people she loves, or lose everything.


Twisted (Pretty Little Liars #9) by Sara Shepard
Goodreads | Book Depository

It’s been a year since the torturous notes from A stopped and the mystery of Alison DiLaurentis’s disappearance was finally put to rest. Now seniors in high school, Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily are older, but they’re not any wiser. The Pretty Little Liars have more secrets than ever - twisted secrets that could destroy the perfect lives they’ve worked so hard to rebuild.

Aria’s jealous of her boyfriend’s new exchange student. Spencer’s getting a little too cozy with her soon-to-be-stepbrother. Hanna’s one scandalous photo away from ruining her dad’s Senate campaign. And Emily will do anything to get a swim scholarship.

Worst of all: Last spring break in Jamaica, they did something unforgivable. The girls are desperate to forget that fateful night, but they should know better than anyone that all secrets wash ashore … eventually.




So what was in your mailbox this week?










Monday, 8 April 2013

Teaser Tuesday #54






Welcome to Teaser Tuesdays.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read

2. Open to a random page

3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too muchaway! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My current read is The Sweetest Dark (The Sweetest Dark #1) by Shana Abe and my two lines are from location 1814 of 4790:

Even as I fell, I realized how humiliating it was. My very last conscious thought was, Please let me wake up alone in my own bed.



The Sweetest Dark (The Sweetest Dark #1) by Shana Abe  

For fans of Lauren Kate and Libba Bray, The Sweetest Dark is filled with thrilling romance, exciting adventure, and ancient magic. Shana Abé brilliantly captures the drama of post-Victorian England, while unfolding a passionate love story that defies time.

“With every fiber of my being, I yearned to be normal. To glide through my days at Iverson without incident. But I’d have to face the fact that my life was about to unfold in a very, very different way than I’d ever envisioned. Normal would become forever out of reach.”

Lora Jones has always known that she’s different. On the outside, she appears to be an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl. Yet Lora’s been keeping a heartful of secrets: She hears songs that no one else can hear, dreams vividly of smoke and flight, and lives with a mysterious voice inside her that insists she’s far more than what she seems.

England, 1915. Raised in an orphanage in a rough corner of London, Lora quickly learns to hide her unique abilities and avoid attention. Then, much to her surprise, she is selected as the new charity student at Iverson, an elite boarding school on England’s southern coast. Iverson’s eerie, gothic castle is like nothing Lora has ever seen. And the two boys she meets there will open her eyes and forever change her destiny.

Jesse is the school’s groundskeeper—a beautiful boy who recognizes Lora for who and what she truly is. Armand is a darkly handsome and arrogant aristocrat who harbors a few closely guarded secrets of his own. Both hold the answers to her past. One is the key to her future. And both will aim to win her heart. As danger descends upon Iverson, Lora must harness the powers she’s only just begun to understand, or else lose everything she dearly loves.

Filled with lush atmosphere, thrilling romance, and ancient magic, The Sweetest Dark brilliantly captures a rich historical era while unfolding an enchanting love story that defies time.
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PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link  to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!

Saturday, 6 April 2013

In My Mailbox #59





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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.

Small but awesome week this week.  Especially being approved for Ink.  So very excited about this title.  I am going to be have to be very good to read the titles I need to before it.  I just want to dive right in! :-)

For Review(via Netgalley)

So excited to get this title.  I first saw it at Harlequin Summit in February and it looks just awesome. So the minute I saw it on Netgalley I requested it :-)

Ink (Paper Gods #1) by Amanda Sun



I looked down at the paper, still touching the tip of my shoe. I reached for it, flipping the page over to look.

Scrawls of ink outlined a drawing of a girl lying on a bench.

A sick feeling started to twist in my stomach, like motion sickness.

And then the girl in the drawing turned her head, and her inky eyes glared straight into mine.

On the heels of a family tragedy, the last thing Katie Greene wants to do is move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka, Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn’t know the language, she can barely hold a pair of chopsticks, and she can’t seem to get the hang of taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building.

Then there’s gorgeous but aloof Tomohiro, star of the school’s kendo team. How did he really get the scar on his arm? Katie isn’t prepared for the answer. But when she sees the things he draws start moving, there’s no denying the truth: Tomo has a connection to the ancient gods of Japan, and being near Katie is causing his abilities to spiral out of control. If the wrong people notice, they'll both be targets.

Katie never wanted to move to Japan—now she may not make it out of the country alive.



Prophecy Girl (Angel Academy #1) by Cecily White


Amelie Bennett. . . . Ending the world, one prophecy at a time.

I was born to slay Crossworld demons.
Big black flappy ones, little green squirmy ones. Unfortunately, the only thing getting slain these days is my social life. With my high school under attack, combat classes intensifying, and Academy instructors dropping right and left, I can barely get my homework done, let alone score a bondmate before prom.
Then he shows up.
Jackson Smith-Hailey. Unspeakably hot, hopelessly unattainable, and dangerous in all the right ways. Sure, he’s my trainer. And okay, maybe he hates me. Doesn’t mean I’ll ignore the wicked Guardian chemistry between us. It’s crazy! Every time I’m with him, my powers explode. Awesome, right?
Wrong.
Now my teachers think I’m the murderous Graymason destined to bring down our whole race of angelbloods. Everyone in New Orleans is hunting me. The people I trusted want me dead. Jack and I have five days to solve the murders, prevent a vampire uprising, and thwart the pesky prophecy foretelling his death by my hand. Shouldn’t be too difficult.

Getting it done without falling in love. . . that might take a miracle.


Library: 




What's left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles #1) by Kat Zhang
Goodreads | Book Depository

I should not exist. But I do.

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t . . .

For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable-hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet . . . for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.



So what was in your mailbox this week?








Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Review: With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent

Title: With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7)
Author: Rachel Vincent
Published:  26 March 2013
Source: HarlequinTEEN Australia
Reviewed: Sapphireddragon
SapphiredDragon Rating: *****



With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #3)
 by Rachel Vincent


After spending the last year undead, Kaylee Cavanaugh has had enough of the paranormal creatures who have plagued her ever since she came into her banshee powers. Now she's ready to take her school back from the evil hellions, once and forever.

To protect her friends, Kaylee will need to find a way to turn the living incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another.

Yet when one more person close to her is taken, Kaylee realises she can't save everyone she loves without making some powerful sacrifices...



Review: 

What an awesome series finale! I absolutely loved this book! By the end I was crying.

Rachel Vincent really knows how to write a final instalment. This book had the characters we have all fallen in love with and right from the beginning had the feel of a final stand.

It took me a little while to get through the first chapters but this was my issue more than a story issue as it seemed every time I picked up the book and started reading, my 1 year old would inevitably wake from a nap or decide she was hungry or generally something else happened to disturb my reading time. So when I finally had a a few hours to spare, it was so nice to submerge myself back into the soul screamers world and within a couple of sittings, I arrived at the finish.

I have to say I did not expect the direction this story took. This made me love it all the more. I read on and on with my heart in my mouth and never once expected the way it all turned out.

Again I loved Sabine in this instalment and her perspective on things. I even found myself warming to Sophie which surprised me a lot. Ms Vincent has very vivid characters that you cannot help picturing, loving and feeling emotion for.

And I love Ms Vincent's writing and story which is an incredibly clever conclusion that completely fits the characters but still manages to come out of the blue. I thinks that is one of the main things i have loved about this series, the fact the Ms Vincent has stayed true to the characters the whole way through and grown and developed them so well.

I could spend days gushing about this book as I absolutely loved it and reached the conclusion before I was ready because I was so engrossed in the story. Now I can't believe its all over! I am going to miss this world but I wait with baited breath for Ms Vincent's next endeavour.

I give this story 5 stars

Sapphired Dragon xx

Monday, 1 April 2013

Teaser Tuesday #53





Welcome to Teaser Tuesdays.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read

2. Open to a random page

3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too muchaway! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My current read is Bitter Blood (The Morganville Vampires #13) by Rachel Caine and my three lines are from page 215:

The setting sun was lurid reds and golds, spilling into the vast and open sky, and it was as beautiful a thing as Claire had ever seen in Morganville.

Peaceful.

It was the last of that, though.



Bitter Blood (The Morganville Vampires #13 by Rachel Caine
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The brand-new Morganville Vampires novel from bestselling author Rachel Caine . . .

Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn’t about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires.

To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news… or worse.

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