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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly memo hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It is a feature used to tell people what you're waiting to release! Each week I will choose 4 books that I am eager to read and be released!

Embrace by Jessica Shirvington
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I slowly opened my eyes. The sun speared its first bright rays of golden orange into the sky and I leapt from the cliff, with the sorrowful knowledge that no matter what the outcome, at least part of me would die that day...

Violet Eden is dreading her seventeenth birthday dinner. After all, it’s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother’s death. The one bright spot is that Lincoln will be there. Sexy, mature and aloof, he is Violet’s idea of perfection. But why does he seem so reluctant to be anything more than a friend?

After he gives her the world’s most incredible kiss – and then abandons her on her front doorstep – Violet is determined to get some answers. But nothing could have prepared her for Lincoln’s explanation: he is Grigori – part angel and part human – and Violet is his eternal partner.

Without warning, Violet’s world is turned upside down. She never believed in God, let alone angels. But there’s no denying the strange changes in her body ... and her feelings for Lincoln. Suddenly, she can’t stand to be around him. Luckily, Phoenix, an exiled angel, has come into her life. He’s intense and enigmatic, but at least he never lied to her.

As Violet gets caught up in an ancient battle between dark and light, she must choose her path. The wrong choice could cost not only her life, but her eternity...

Eternal Eclipse by Sherry Soule
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Immortal Struggle. Forbidden Passion. Timeless Envy.

  As a headstrong and practical New Yorker, Skylar Thornton doesn’t believe in the supernatural until she moves into Summerwind Mansion. Her hope for serenity and a new home is soon eclipsed by haunting dreams of another young woman murdered in the house. She suspects there’s something strange about this place and it’s not just the bad dreams—or her uncontrollable attraction to the former owner, Dorian Knight.  

 Dorian seems so achingly familiar and as close to Mr. Darcy as she’ll ever get. Expect Jane Austen never wrote a hero like him—someone who both excites and frightens her.  Determined to unlock secrets that have remained hidden for centuries, Skylar is plunged into an otherworldly mystery that not even she can explain away after her uncle mysteriously dies in the house.   

When the dark history of the Knight family begins to unravel, tensions heighten, and old resentments turn deadly. Even though Dorian warns Skylar about a terrible curse—she still doesn’t know who or what to believe. But just as Dorian tries to tell Skylar the awful truth, his darkest secrets are finally revealed—putting their lives in terrible danger.  Now Skylar starts to wonder which she would rather hold on to—her sanity…or her life?

Darkness Before Dawn by J.A London

This electrifying new trilogy blends the best of paranormal and dystopian storytelling in a world where the war is over. And the vampires won.

Humans huddle in their walled cities, supplying blood in exchange for safety. But not even that is guaranteed. Dawn has lost her entire family and now reluctantly serves as the delegate to Lord Valentine, the most powerful vampire for miles. It isn’t until she meets Victor, Valentine’s son, that she realizes not all vampires are monsters....

Transcendence by C.J Omololu
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When a visit to the Tower of London triggers an overwhelmingly real vision of a beheading that occurred centuries before, Cole Ryan fears she is losing her mind. A mysterious boy, Griffon Hall, comes to her aid, but the intensity of their immediate connection seems to open the floodgate of memories even wider.

As their feelings grow, Griffon reveals their common bond as members of the Akhet—an elite group of people who can remember past lives and use their collected wisdom for the good of the world. But not all Akhet are altruistic, and a rogue is after Cole to avenge their shared past. Now in extreme danger, Cole must piece together clues from many lifetimes. What she finds could ruin her chance at a future with Griffon, but risking his love may be the only way to save them both.

Full of danger, romance, and intrigue, Transcendence breathes new life into a perpetually fascinating question: What would you do with another life to live?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Captivate by Carrie Jones
 Pages: 273
 Series: Need #2
  Release Date: January 5, 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books

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 Zara and her friends knew they hadn't solved the pixie problem for good. Far from it. The king's needs grow deeper every day he's stuck in captivity, while his control over his people gets weaker. It's made him vulnerable. And now there's a new king in town.

A turf war is imminent, since the new pixie king, Astley, is moving in quickly. Nick nearly killed him in the woods on day one, but Zara came to his rescue. Astley swears that he and Zara are destined to be together, that he's one of the good guys. Nick isn't buying it, though Zara isn't as sure -- despite herself, she wants to trust the new king. But it's a lot more than her relationship with Nick that is at stake. It's her life -- and his. 

Okay! This cover is just... odd... It really looks like she is crying a drop of golden tear. I don't know why, but I think it is just weird. Okay, enough of my cover ranting, Lets go to the story. There is a new pixie king in the story. The "hot, handsome, mysterious, charming" Astley who make Zara feels like she can trust him and have a "connection". Straight of all, I don't like how a guy would just come in and expect that the girl is his or that they are "destined to be together" even if Zara is a bit oo bossy for my taste. All of the sudden, a hot pixie dude come into the story. and almost everyone like forget all about Nick and start swooning for Astley. (I have seen it on Goodreads, it is just my opinion, remember.) Sure, he is hot, but he still don't have that love that Zara and Nick have since the first book. Okay, I do like Astley because he is very cool... that is about it. There is so going to be a love triangle just like in Twilight.
GRR and someone died too! But will not tell you who because it will ruin a bit. And the end, ahh!

But solid characters as always. Zara wasn't that annoying or was she? *shrugs* She will always be annoying in a way, but not like Grace from The Lost Saint. That girl want me to kill her, but THAT is a story for another day ;)

★  3/5 Stars


Need by Carrie Jones
 Pages: 306
 Series: Need # 1
  Release Date: December 23, 2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books

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Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane...but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now.

She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination. In fact, he's still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There's something not right - not human - in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara.

 The Cover is okay, it's not all my god! It is so ah-mazing. It is just okay just as this is an okay book. Zara irritates me at times, sh is very pushy and is like  "I don't believe this blah blah blah!" A real drama queen in my mind. But Nick, he is a dreamer. I love him so much. He is sweet, charming and cute. The only thing I like about this book is the couple, they are adorable! The writing is okay, I really like how she is like obsessed with phobias, it is pretty interesting. The action was not heart racing or anything like that. But there was action with pixies and little surprises. That is all I can say about the book. It is okay as the cover, a bit dull,but not boring. I did stop a few times, but I finished it. :)
Zara/Nick furrever!
But.. I have to say, it DO have a good plot and solid characters. It still kind of deserve a chance to be read, so this is just my opinion that it is kind of dull, but maybe not to others. (shrugs)

3/5 Stars