Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Book of the Month: July 2012


"Book of the Month" is a monthly event hosted by Book Whales YA Reviews. This is done to highlight one of the books that you have read in the previous month.
 This will enable us to comment from one blog to another. Books you recommend for others to read. Hope you guys will join us. We would love to see your favorite book of the month!
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This month I read eleven great books! It's really tough to just choose one when I read this many awesome books. But, after pondering for a bit, my favorite for the month of July will have to be.....


This book was amazing! It's definitely at the top of my favorites list!

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Have you read this book? What did you think about it?
What was your favorite book of the month??

Monthly Round Up: July 2012


I had a pretty productive reading month, if I do say so myself ;) Here is what I finished reading:

   

Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi
Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions
Pandora's Key (The Key Trilogy #1) by Nancy Richardson Fischer
The Calling (Darkness Rising #2) by Kelley Armstrong


Cursed: Wickedly Fun Stories by Susan Abel Sullivan
The White Oak (Imperfect Darkness #1) by Kim White
Never to Sleep (Soul Screamers #5.5) by Rachel Vincent
Soul Bound (Blood Coven Vampires #7) by Mari Mancusi

  

Earth Angel (Falling Angels #2) by E. Van Lowe
Unbelievable (Pretty Little Liars #4) by Sara Shepard
Duplicity (Spellbound #2) by Nikki Jefford

To find out which one of these was my favorite book of the month, go here!

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Book reviews for this month included:


Well, that's it for me! What reading goals did you accomplish for the month of June?? Tell me in comments or leave me a link and I'll go check it out!

RAK: July 2012 Wrap-Up


Hey everyone! As I said at the start of the month, I once again decided to participate in RAK!

Here is what I received:
Never to Sleep (Soul Screamers #5.5) by Rachel Vincent from Ashley G. @ Wholly Books. I was really excited when I got this!! Ashley, thank you soooooo much!!!! You rock :D

And here is what I sent:

Charade (Heaven and Hell #2) by Cambria Hebert to Memrie @ Dark Angel Reader. Okay, I keep seeing this series, like, EVERYWHERE! I seriously need to check it out...it must be good.

And I also sent:


Entangled (Spellbound #1) by Nikki Jefford. Even though she didn't participate in RAK, I sent this (awesome!) one to my good friend Kendra @ Kendra Talks Books :)

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Well, that's it for me. We'll see if I decide to participate next month...I've got a lot of things to do, but we'll see ;)

Monday, July 30, 2012

Review Copy Cleanup


So I decided to participate in this challenge. My review pile is crazy, so I thought this challenge was just perfect!

The Guidelines


•The challenge runs from 1 to 31 August
•To sign up, just fill in the Mister Linky. Link to your sign up post directly please! The Linky is the same for both our blogs, so you only have to sign up once
•The sign up is open until 15 August 2012
•When you post your sign up post on your blog, either include the challenge button with your post or link it back to this article so that people know where to sign up. Thank you!
•Every book you received for review counts towards the challenge, both ebooks and hard copies, including all genres and lengths
•You don't need to follow the two hosts in order to be able to sign up for the event (although it's appreciated)
•Feel free to use the #RCCleanup hashtag on Twitter for your RCC related tweets or join in the Twitter party at http://tweetchat.com/room/RCCleanup and meet lots of awesome bloggers (:
•The dates of the readathons and Twitter parties will be announced closer to the RCC

I still have not picked out the books I want to read, but I'll try and do that soon. Wish me luck!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Showcase Sunday (#12)


Welcome to Showcase Sunday, hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea. The aim of this event is to showcase our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed form the libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders this week. For more information about how this feature works and to join in, click here.
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I won a $25 amazon gift card in a giveaway (yay!) and here is what I bought with that:

  

A Demon Made Me Do It (Demonblood #1) by Penelope King
Open Minds (Mindjack Trilogy #1) by Susan Kaye Quinn
Darkest Powers Bonus Pack (Darkest Powers #0.5, #1.5, #2.5) by Kelley Armstrong

I also got this book to review...it's actually the first paperback review book I receive! All the books I've gotten in the past are all e-books.


Phoenix Angel (Shardwell Series #1) by A. Gerry and C. Hall

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What bookish things did you get this week??

Monday, July 23, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (#13)


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey.

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This week I have finished reading:

  

The White Oak (Imperfect Darkness #1) by Kim White
Never To Sleep (Soul Screamers #5.5) by Rachel Vincent
Soul Bound (Blood Coven Vampires #7) by Mari Mancusi

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Right now I'm reading:


Earth Angel (Falling Angels Saga #2) by E.Van Lowe

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And up next I'm going to be reading:


 

Unbelievable (Pretty Little Liars #4) by Sara Shepard
Duplicity (Spellbound #2) by Nikki Jefford

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What are you reading this week??

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Showcase Sunday (#11)


Welcome to Showcase Sunday, hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea. The aim of this event is to showcase our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed form the libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders this week. For more information about how this feature works and to join in, click here.

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This week I got a few books to review from Netgalley:

  

The Weepers: The Other Life (The Other Life #1) by Susanne Winnacker
Two and Twenty Dark Tales (anthology)
Covet (The Clann #2) by Melissa Darnell

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And I'm borrowing this next one from the library...*sniffles* can't believe the series is over :(


Body and Soul  (The Ghost and The Goth #3) by Stacey Kade

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Well, that's it for me. What bookish things did you get this week??

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Review: Unnatural Law (Darwin's Children #2) by Natasha Larry

Unnatural Law (Darwin's Children, #2)
Title: Unnatural Law

Series: Darwin's Children #2

Previous book in this series: Darwin's Children

Author: Natasha Larry

Publication date: October 2011

Published by: Penumbra Publishing

Source: e-book for review from author (Thanks!)

Add it to your Goodreads shelf

Buy it: Amazon| Book Depository | Smashwords

Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Jaycie Lerner’s psychokinetic power surge is over, and her astounding powers are under control for the time being – sort of. As she struggles to maintain her humanity in the face of the awesome terror and responsibility of her abilities, she also yearns for the chance at a normal life – and a relationship with Matt Carter, the best friend she had to leave behind. But Matt’s got a few tricks up his sleeve, and he’s not about to give up on his feelings for Jaycie.

As Jaycie and her family grapple with the day-to-day routine of trying to keep their world together, Jaycie’s mother figure, Allison Young, endures a personal crisis of her own. The superhuman blonde possesses the physical equivalent of Jaycie’s awesome psychic power. So evolved, at ninety-two she still looks twenty. But what good is extended life when everyone else around her is so fragile? With no one to share her unusual life, she’s a uniquely lonely woman yearning for the romantic love she sees all around her. But in a dream she gets her wish – and it quickly turns to a nightmare for everyone else in her life. The memory of a rose is all she can hold onto in the storm of obsession that nearly sweeps her away.

Things quickly turn deadly for the vampires, but the Dey-Vah Guard fairies refuse to acknowledge there’s an imbalance in the nature they protect. As the danger gets ever closer to Jaycie and her family, the race is on to find answers before a secret plot can destroy them all.

My rating: ★★★★☆

In this second installment of Darwin's Children, Jaycie is still trying to get a hold of her powers. Yes, her power surge is over, but she is now more powerful than ever and it's too much for Jaycie to handle.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Review: Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown

Lies Beneath (Lies Beneath, #1)
Title: Lies Beneath

Series: Lies Beneath #1

Author: Anne Greenwood Brown

Publication date: June 12, 2012

Published by: Random House Children's Book - Delacorte BFYR

Source: the publishers via Netgalley

Add it to your Goodreads shelf

Buy it: Amazon| Book Depository

Synopsis:

Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans, killing them to absorb their energy. But this summer the underwater clan targets Jason Hancock out of pure revenge. They blame Hancock for their mother's death and have been waiting a long time for him to return to his family's homestead on the lake. Hancock has a fear of water, so to lure him in, Calder sets out to seduce Hancock's daughter, Lily. Easy enough—especially as Calder has lots of practice using his irresistable good looks and charm on ususpecting girls. Only this time Calder screws everything up: he falls for Lily—just as Lily starts to suspect that there's more to the monsters-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined. And just as his sisters are losing patience with him.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Quick summary: Calder and his mermaid sisters want revenge for the death of their mother. The man who caused her death will pay...but in order to lure this man to the lake, Calder must get close to one of his daughters. This is strictly for "business," of course, but could Calder be developing genuine feelings for Lily?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Review: The Turning Tides (Marina's Tales #4) by Derrolyn Anderson

The Turning Tides (Marina's Tales, #4)
Title: The Turning Tides

Series: Marina's Tales #4

Previous book in this series: Between the Land and the Sea (#1) | The Moon and the Tide (#2) | The Fate of the Muse (#3)

Author: Derrolyn Anderson

Publication date: March 2012

Published by: Derrolyn Anderson

Source: From author for review (Thanks!)

Add it to your Goodreads shelf

Buy it: Amazon| Smashwords

Synopsis:

Marina has been through a lot in the past year; she knows what she wants, and she decides to take matters into her own hands to get it. When a twist of fate takes her away from Aptos, she returns to find that her whole world has changed once again. A fortune teller’s ominous prediction seems to be coming true, people around her aren’t who they appear to be, and to top it all off, she’s being followed again.

Marina and Ethan only want to be together, but find they are being torn apart by their very natures. Can they overcome a final obstacle to build the future they dream of?

My rating: ★★★★★

A wonderful conclusion to a wonderful series.

In this final installment of Marina's Tales, Marina is once again put though many painful tests. First of all, evil peoples are still after Marina's mermaid sisters...to experiment on them. Marina, of course, will not rest until her sisters are safe...even if it means putting herself in danger one again.

Monday, July 9, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (#12)


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey.

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This week I finished reading:

  

Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi
*Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions (anthology)
Pandora's Key (The Key Trilogy #1) by Nancy Richardson Fischer

*I finally Finished this one! I don't know why, but it always takes my FOREVER to read anthologies. No, seriously. It took me like 5 months to read this one O.O lol

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I'm currently reading:


The Calling (Darkness Rising #2) by Kelley Armstrong

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And up next I'm going to read:


Cursed: Wickedly Fun Stories by Susan Abel Sullivan

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Have you read any of these books??
What are you currently reading?

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