Friday, January 4, 2013

Dark Return Blog Tour- Review And Giveaway

My rating: 4/5 Stars

Summary from Goodreads: 
Janie Grey is dedicated to hunting the undead, an inherited duty passed down from her Cherokee ancestors and generations of powerful Seekers before her. Then, there's Kai. He's like no one she's ever met - cocky, fast, skillful, infuriating and gorgeous. Not only has he become a valuable asset in her fight against the growing population of the vampire/demon hybrid known as Daychildren...
She's unwittingly fallen for him.

Just when Janie thinks she's learned everything there is to know about Kai's mysterious past, there's a newcomer to Baltimore. Someone who will do anything to make sure Janie loses Kai forever.

I enjoyed the first book, Dark Seeker, and couldn't wait for it's sequel, Dark Return.  I must say it was sure worth the wait, met my expectations.

Once again Taryn Browning sucked me into the world that is the "Seeker" series. I love every minute of this book. Sometime after reading Dark Seeker I started to get bored with the whole vampire love story thing but Taryn made me fall in love with it all over again. I did have to go back to the first book and reread some parts of it since it had been so long ago that I read it that I forgot some things that had happened, but it didn't stop me from loving this sequel.

I have to say Janie is one of most favorite main characters in any book, shes not most like female characters that always need rescuing shes tough and knows how to hold her ground. SHe needs to any since she is a seeker who hunts Daychildern.

I didn't know what to expect when coming into Dark Return but I was very please, this book to me on a roller coaster ride with a few surprising moments.

Go here to read my review of the first book, Dark Seeker

I think everyone should give this series and try it really keeps you on the edge of your seat.

 If you would like to win a Kindle copy of this please leave me a comment below telling me how you defeat the Daychildern. 

Contest closes on January 14

Thursday, October 25, 2012

What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton

       What Happens Next

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320 pages
Publisher: Poppy (Little Brown Books for Young Readers)
Release Date: October 9th 2012
Goodreads: What Happens Next
Buy:  Amazon
My rating: 5/5 Stars
Summary from Goodreads:

How can you talk about something you can’t remember?

Before the ski trip, sixteen-year-old Cassidy “Sid” Murphy was a cheerleader (at the bottom of the pyramid, but still...), a straight-A student, and a member of a solid trio of best friends. When she ends up on a ski lift next to handsome local college boy, Dax Windsor, she’s thrilled; but Dax takes everything from Sid—including a lock of her perfect red curls—and she can’t remember any of it.

Back home and unable to relate to her old friends, Sid drops her college prep classes and takes up residence in the A/V room with only Corey “The Living Stoner” Livingston for company. But as she gets to know Corey (slacker, baker, total dreamboat), Sid finds someone who truly makes her happy. Now, if she can just shake the nightmares and those few extra pounds, everything will be perfect... or so she thinks.

Witty and poignant, Colleen Clayton’s stunning debut is a story about moving on after the unthinkable happens.

     I was given an ARC of this book by the author in exchange for my honest review.  
She may be a cheerleader but Cassidy “Sid” Murphy isn't the most popular girl in school, nor has she received any positive attention from any guy. Well, that was until she went on a school ski trip where she meets Dax Windsor, a local college boy. Sid sneaks out to meet up with him. Next thing she knows Sid wakes up alone in his bed not remembering what exactly happened, but it's clear to her that Dax Windsor took two things from from Sid, her virginity and a lock of her red curls.  Sid keeps the rape to herself but she "earns" the reputation of being a slut,  when her classmates learns that she went out that night. Among getting this reputation she loses her two best friends.  

  Side drops a few of her classes that her now ex-friends were in with her, and takes a up a class in the A/V room where her only company is Corey “The Living Stoner” Livingston. Months go by and Sid gets to know more about Corey, slacker, baker, total dreamboat, and at the same time she starts to fall for him, he is the only person who truly makes her happy. 

When I first read the summary to this book I was a little hesitant on reading it. Rape is big and intense subject to write about especially in young adult novels. But I decided to give it a chance and ended up loving the book. I felt that the book was a bit rushed in the end and how there was no complete conclusion to the story of Sid and her attacker. I will say that I liked how the love story part of the book wasn't rushed and it was secondary to everything and not so much in your face, as much as I love a good love story sometimes it gets annoying when it's the main part of the book and the "main story" gets pushed towards the back and isn't talked about as much. 

Overall, I loved What Happens Next, it was an excellent debut novel for this author. Can't wait what else she comes up with.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas Summary + Review

Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
 416 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's
Release Date: August 7th 2012
Goodreads: Throne Of Glass

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men—thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the kings council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Trafficked by

Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Release Date: February 16, 2012
Goodreads: Trafficked
Buy:  Amazon
My rating: 5/5 Stars

Summary from Goodreads:
A 17-year-old Moldovan girl whose parents have been killed is brought to the United States to work as a slave for a family in Los Angeles.

Hannah believes she’s being brought from Moldova to Los Angeles to become a nanny for a Russian family. But her American dream quickly spirals into a nightmare. The Platonovs force Hannah to work sixteen-hour days, won’t let her leave the house, and seem to have a lot of secrets—from Hannah and from each other.

Stranded in a foreign land with false documents, no money, and nobody who can help her, Hannah must find a way to save herself from her new status as a modern-day slave or risk losing the one thing she has left: her life
This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for my honest review of the book.

Trafficked was a darker book then something I would read but it doesn't mean I hated it in anyway. Even though the story is a work of fiction it is based off the reality of human trafficking. I think why I was so interested in reading this book is that every year of my high school life we had an assembly where they showed us a documentary on human trafficking and how the people, mainly females, were treated. The book did just that as well telling the story of a young girl working extreme hours in extreme conditions. I would recommend this book to everyone but be warned that it is very heavy and can make some people feel uneasy. Anyway who loves to read books about real life issues should give this book a try. I was sucked right into the story, which I loved, and couldn't put it down till I was done.

I hope everyone gives this book a try, like I did.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

 Fall For You by Cecilia Gray
128 pages
Publisher: The Alpha Division
Release Date: February 10th, 2012
Goodreads: Fall For You
Buy:  Amazon
My rating: 4/5 Stars

Summary from Goodreads:
Jane Austen meets Pretty Little Liars in this fresh, new young-adult series!

To say Lizzie and Dante are polar opposites is the understatement of the century. He's a snooty Exeter transfer with more money than Google. She's a driven study-a-holic barely keeping up with tuition. It's obvious that Dante thinks he's way too good for Lizzie. And Lizzie knows Dante is a snob with a gift for pushing her buttons.

But things are changing fast this year at the Academy. And when Lizzie's quest to stop those changes blows up in her face, taking her oldest friendship with it, she has nowhere else to turn but to Dante, with his killer blue eyes, his crazy-sexy smile, and his secrets... Secrets Lizzie can't seem to leave alone, no matter how hard she tries...
A copy of this book was given me to me kindly by the author on a read and review basis.

I was sucked into this story from the very beginning, it was probably since I could relate to part of the story line, I had gone to an all girls high school but instead of a name change to the school my school was closing down we had done many similar things as the girls did in this book sadly none of it helped but I was happy to be part of the last graduating class now back to my review, I couldn't put this down I didn't have too much time to read than I though I was so it did take me a couple more days than it would have. Another thing I loved about this book that it is a modern retelling of a classic, which I am a sucker for.