Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Blog Tour - Review + Giveaway: The Forgotten Ones (The Danaan Trilogy #1) by Laura Howard


Hey guys! And welcome to my stop on the tour! I am so happy to be part this tour because I absolutely adored this book (and you can read my gushing review down below)! Also, make sure you scroll all the way down for the giveaway! Thank you for stopping by!

The Forgotten Ones (The Danaan Trilogy, #1)
Title: The Forgotten Ones

Series: The Danaan Trilogy #1

Author: Laura Howard

Publication date: April 30th 2013

Published by: Laura Howard

Source: For review for blog tour

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Synopsis:

Allison O’Malley’s plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she’s been in love with for as long as she can remember.

What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison’s mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn’t trust her father, so why would she believe his stories about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan? But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother’s sanity.

My rating: ★★★★★

Oh man, this book...AMAZING! It was just so beautifully written!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Review: The Neptune Project by Polly Holyoke

The Neptune Project (The Neptune Project, #1)
Title: The Neptune Project

Series: The Neptune Project #1

Author: Polly Holyoke

Publication date: May 2013

Published by: Disney Hyperion

Source: The publishers via Netgalley (thanks!)

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Synopsis:

With her weak eyes and useless lungs that often leave her gasping for air, Nere feels more at home swimming with the dolphins her mother studies than she does hanging out with her classmates. Nere has never understood why she is so much more comfortable and confident in the water than on land until the day she learns the shocking truth—she is one of a group of kids who have been genetically altered to survive in the ocean. These products of the "Neptune Project" are supposed to build a better future under the waves, safe from the terrible famines and wars and that rock the surface world.

But there are some big challenges ahead of her: no one ever asked Nere if she wanted to be part of a science experiment; the other Neptune kids aren't exactly the friendliest bunch, and in order to reach the safe haven of the new Neptune colony, Nere and her fellow mutates must swim across hundreds of miles of dangerous ocean, relying on their wits, their loyal dolphins and one another to evade terrifying undersea creatures and a government that will stop at nothing to capture the Neptune kids ... dead or alive.

Fierce battle and daring escapes abound as Nere and her friend race to safety in this action-packed marine adventure.

My rating: ★★★★★

The Neptune Project was just amazing! First of all, I have never read anything like it! I mean, the whole thing basically takes place in the ocean! How cool is that?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (#21)


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

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Review: Growing Disenchantments by K.D. Berry

Growing Disenchantments
Title: Growing Disenchantments

Author: K.D. Berry

Publication date: June 2012

Published by: Bluewood Publishing

Source: For review from the authors (thanks!)

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Synopsis:

Just when he'd been looking forward to another quiet night delving into mind-bending arcane lore and mentally wrestling with the deepest magicks, along came this mysterious thief to disturb him. Why was it nothing in Ragonnard's life ever went to plan? Rather than turn her in to the law (or into something else), the young sorcerer offers Ganfrey a deal – steal a portrait from the palace for him. But it's no ordinary portrait. For 500 years it's been a magical prison for Syranax, the most powerful sorcerer in history. His enchanted Amulet was entombed with him, and Ragonnard wants it. More than anything. In releasing the Amulet, Ragonnard unleashes a devastating sequence of sorcerous events, the like of which has not been seen for hundreds of years. And, no, things definitely don't go to plan. Ned Merrivel is a time traveller from the future. His job is to sort it out when it all goes wrong and save the world somehow. If only he can find a pair of trousers first.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Young sorcerer Ragonnard has been looking for a particular painting for a long time. But this is not an ordinary portrait; it's very special...more special than he could ever imagine. Which is why he wants it so bad. Enter Ganfrey, a young thief whom Ragonnard recruits to help him steal the portrait. But the task proves to be difficult, not to mention the evil sorcerer that has appeared. Now it's up to them (and a couple other guys) to stop this sorcerer from practically taking over the realm.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Review: Day After (The 19th Year #2) by Emi Gayle

Day After (The 19th Year, #2)
Title: Day After

Series: The 19th Year #2

Previous book in this series: After Dark

Author: Emi Gayle

Publication date: May 2013

Published by: J. Taylor Publishing

Source: For review from the publishers (thanks!)

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Synopsis:

Demon crypts. Vampire lairs. Glowing angels. Sexy sirens. The stuff of fiction.

Or so Winn Thomas always thought.

Since being accepted into the fold of the supernatural, he knows better. None of what he imagined is true, but everything he feared is, and binding himself to his Changeling girlfriend until her nineteenth birthday will give him an education far beyond what he’d get at his human high school.

Luckily, Winn’s not giving up, he won’t back down, and he definitely isn’t going to run away with his tail between his legs. After all, only werewolves have tails. Right?

In this, the second of the 19th Year trilogy, Winn’s facing the challenge of one lifetime. If he doesn’t learn the truth about mythological creatures, his girlfriend Mac Thorne won’t either. That means, in six months, when she chooses her final form, she won’t know what to pick.

Winn, though, has his own ideas about Mac’s final selection—plans she knows nothing of.

He intends to have her pick human.

Whether she can or not.

My rating: ★★★★★

Mac's day to decide what form to choose is approaching, and to help with this important decision Winn has taken it upon himself to guide and educate her about all the different supernatural creatures she can choose. But some unexpected things happen--Mac's mom, Winn's sister and Mac, and WInn's dad...OhMyGods! Crazy stuff I tell ya! I did not see any of it coming! And I LOVE surprises!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Review: Insomnia (The Night Walkers #1) by J.R. Johansson

Insomnia (The Night Walkers, #1)
Title: Insomnia

Series: The Night Walkers #1

Author: J.R. Johansson

Publication date: June 2013

Published by: Flux

Source: the publishers via Netgalley (thanks!)

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Synopsis:

Her eyes saved his life.
Her dreams released his darkness.

After four years of sleeplessness, high school junior Parker Chipp can't take much more. Every night, instead of sleeping, he enters the dreams of the last person he's made eye contact with. If he doesn't sleep soon, Parker will die.

Then he meets Mia. Her dreams, calm and beautifully uncomplicated, allow him blissful rest that is utterly addictive. But what starts out as a chance meeting turns into an obsession; Parker's furious desire for what he needs pushes him to extremes he never thought he'd go. And when someone begins to terrorizing Mia with twisted death threats, Parker's memory blackouts leave him doubting his own innocence.

My rating: ★★★★☆

This book was pretty darn awesome! It just had such an interesting concept! Parker is a "Watcher," someone who, well, watches other peoples dreams. And poor Parker gets stuck in the dreams of the last person he makes eye contact with without getting any sleep himself! It's so terrible, but I love it! This dream stuff has always fascinated me, so the book really caught my attention when I first heard of it.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - Read-A-Long Tour: Chapter 22 Recap + Runes


Hey guys! Welcome to my stop on the TMI Read-A-Long Tour! I have not read this series in a while, but this Read-A-Long has reminded me why I love this series (and JACE) so much! I am so happy to be part of the tour!

Anyway, I've got a Chapter 22 recap, and I am so glad I got this chapter because OH MY GODS we find out really CRAZY things in this one!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Blog Tour - Review + Giveaway: Prophecy of the Most Beautiful (Oracle of Delphi #1) by Diantha Jones


Prophecy of the Most Beautiful (Oracle of Delphi, #1)
Title: Prophecy of the Most Beautiful

Series: Oracle of Delphi #1

Author: Diantha Jones

Publication date: March 2012

Published by: Diantha Jones

Source: The author for review

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Synopsis:

She has a destiny so great that even the gods fear her.

Constant hallucinations and the frequent conversations with the voices in her head, have earned eighteen-year-old Chloe Clever the not-so-coveted title of "Whack Job" in her home town of Adel, Georgia. With the onslaught of prescription medications and therapists threatening to push her over the edge, she wishes for a life far away from the one she has, a life where she is destined to be more than the butt of everyone's jokes and mockery.

Be careful what you wish for has never rung more true.

After living through an attack from her worst nightmare, she awakens to find herself far from home, surrounded by glorious riches and servants…and a few demigods who enjoy killing things. Upon learning that her favorite rockstar is an Olympian god, she is thrust into her new life as the Oracle of Delphi, the prophesier of the future, and the great Pythia that the gods have been anxiously awaiting to arrive for centuries. Setting out to fulfill the prophecy she has been given and to keep her family safe from a demigod Princess that wants her dead, Chloe learns of how great she is to become, all the while fighting mythical monsters, evading divine assassins and trying to outwit the ever-cunning Greek gods who harbor secrets of their own. In the hopes of discovering the Most Beautiful and the truth of her destiny, she strives to uncover the mysteries of the demigod Prince who has sworn to protect her with his life…and threatens to win her heart in the process.

My rating: ★★★☆☆

I have read A TON of Greek mythology books, but never one that focused on an Oracle, which I really liked about this book!
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