Friday, May 30, 2014

Review: Killer Frost (Mythos Academy #6) by Jennifer Estep

Killer Frost (Mythos Academy, #6)
Title: Killer Frost

Series: Mythos Academy #6

Previous books in this series: Touch of Frost (#1) | Kiss of Frost (#2) | Dark Frost (#3) | Crimson Frost (#4) | Spartan Frost (#4.5) | Midnight Frost (#5)

Author: Jennifer Estep

Publication date: Feb. 2014

Published by: K-Teen

Source: For review from publisher/author

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Synopsis:

I’ve battled the Reapers of Chaos before–and survived. But this time I have a Bad, Bad Feeling it’s going to be a fight to the death … most likely mine.

Yeah, I’ve got my psychometry magic, my talking sword, Vic–and even the most dangerous Spartan on campus at my side, in Logan freaking Quinn, but I’m no match for Loki, the evil Norse god of chaos. I may be Nike’s Champion, but at heart, I’m still just Gwen Frost, that weird Gypsy girl everyone at school loves to gossip about.

Then someone I love is put in more danger than ever before, and something inside me snaps. This time, Loki and his Reapers are going down for good...or I am.

My rating: ★★★★★

This book was GREAT!! It's the final battle with Loki, and only one will come out on top...

Gwen's been through hell and back, and then things get worse. Loki and the Reapers endanger the life of someone Gwen dearly loves... This is the last straw for Gwen! She has just about had it with the Reapers, and their latest stunt has pushed Gwen over the edge! Gwen will do anything to rescue this person she loves... and when I say anything, I mean anything... Even maybe doom humanity. Okay, I may be exaggerating a bit here, but her decision seriously freaked me out! Anyway, more on that later ;) The time has come to end all this--it's either destroy Loki or get killed by him. Gwen's battle is about to begin, and with the help of her friends, they might just come out on top. Cross your fingers...

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blog Tour - Review + Giveaway: Remnants of the Damned (Abyssal Sanctuary #1) by Gavin Hetherington


Remnants of the Damned (Abyssal Sanctuary, #1)
Title: Remnants of the Damned

Series: Abyssal Sanctuary #1

Author: Gavin Hetherington

Publication date: October 2013

Published by: Gavin Hetherington

Source: For review

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Synopsis:

Witness the Birth of Fear.

There has always been something wrong with the sinister and secluded town of Lakefield View. For one, people get murdered on the streets and nobody does anything about it. Even if they hear their screams curse the night skies, the number of saints has diminished. But it isn't the sick and twisted residents of Lakefield View that are the ones who you should avoid... it's the killers, the psychopaths, the witches and the monsters you should watch out for.

Five unsuspecting workers of a picturesque café get the shock of their lives when a family member is killed before their eyes. A chain of events ensue and they are all catapulted down a spiralling road of mystery and magic, each struggling to overcome constant obstacles that threaten their lives and the safety of their families. As the mystery progresses and the secrets get darker, the friends find it harder and harder to keep their heads above water.

The only thing worse than being alone in the dark, is finding out you're not!

My rating: ★★★★☆

Remnants of the Dead was a dark and chilling tale about a creepy town where there's an abundance of sinister... things going on. One night 5 workers at the Pandora Cafe witness the murder of one of their co-worker's sister. And then things get worse. Each one of them then faces certain death, unaware that their lives are deeply intertwined. They don't know who is after them, but what ever it is, it wont stop until every single one of them is dead.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Review: The Charm (Olivia Hart and the Gifted Program #1) by Alana Siegel

The Charm (Olivia Hart and the Gifted Program, #1)
Title: The Charm

Series: Olivia Hart and the Gifted Program #1

Author: Alana Siegel

Publication date: December 2011

Published by: Alana Siegel

Source: E-book from author for review

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Synopsis:

Imagine what high school would be like if your ex-boyfriend fired lightning when he was angry, the sporty girl in your class had enough strength to lift a flatbed truck, and you could charm your way out of trouble.

When shy, sixteen year old, Olivia Hart, witnesses the actual rainstorm her ex-boyfriend, Max Smarr, creates in Pandora high school's cafeteria, she’s convinced she’s lost her mind. Nothing will prepare her, however, for the discovery of her own special Gift.

Olivia Hart has always been satisfied living in the shadows of her peers, and so high school doesn’t get any easier when her charismatic brother goes off to college and her relationship with her edgy boyfriend comes to an end. When she comes across an antique charm, she finds out that she can compel people with her mind and hiding is no longer an option. With the help of her friends in the Gifted Program and each of their special Gifts, what happens next in this young love and coming of age story will force Olivia into the spotlight, test her friendships, and cause her to question her role in a society.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Olivia is just your normal teenage girl dealing with normal teenage stuff: the ex-boyfriend and his new (and mean) girlfriend, homework and other school stuff, and a crush. Then one day she finds a necklace with an intricate charm on it... or should I say, it found her. Odd, I know, but that's what happened! This weird necklace suddenly, it seems, gives Olivia powers. Powers that seem to make every boy within a one yard radius to fawn all over her. It's proving difficult for Olivia to control her new found abilities, but as it turns out, Olivia might not be the only one with supernatural abilities at the school.

Monday, May 26, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (#34)


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

Review - Origins: The Fire (MILA 2.0, #0.5) by Debra Driza

Origins: The Fire (MILA 2.0, #0.5)
Title: Origins: The Fire

Series: MILA 2.0 (#0.5)

Author: Debra Driza

Publication date: January 2013

Published by: Katherine Tegen Books

Source: Own e-book

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Synopsis:

Heart-stopping and electric, MILA 2.0: Origins: The Fire contains a short prequel story and an excerpt to MILA 2.0, the first book in a riveting Bourne Identity–style trilogy by Debra Driza.

Mila can't remember anything before the fire that took her father's life. It's normal to have some memory loss after traumatic events, but Mila doesn't remember if she's ever learned to ride a bike, or if she's ever been in love. Nothing.

What she doesn't know is that she isn't supposed to remember—that she was built in a computer science lab and programmed to forget. Because if she remembers, she might discover her true identity.

The question is: If she relived the fire, what would she see?

My rating: ★★★☆☆

As the title suggests, there is a fire, lol. Mila it's having a very nice dream when all of a sudden said fire wakes her up from her slumber. Her house is filled with thick, gray, suffocating smoke, and she sees the hot orange flames just outside her door. She escapes only to go back inside to save her parents... Except she herself might not get out alive this second time. And then...

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Showcase Sunday (#49)


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.

Long time no see! ;) Here are all the goodies I've accumulated over the last couple of weeks since I last posted a Showcase Sunday post:

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Review: Deep Blue (Waterfire Saga #1) by Jennifer Donnelly

Deep Blue (Waterfire Saga, #1)
Title: Deep Blue

Series: Waterfire Saga #1

Author: Jennifer Donnelly

Publication date: May 6th, 2014

Published by: Disney Hyperion

Source: From publishers via Netgalley for review

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Synopsis:

Deep in the ocean, in a world not so different from our own, live the merpeople. Their communities are spread throughout the oceans, seas, and freshwaters all over the globe.

When Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens on the morning of her betrothal, her biggest worry should be winning the love of handsome Prince Mahdi. And yet Sera finds herself haunted by strange dreams that foretell the return of an ancient evil. Her dark premonitions are confirmed when an assassin's arrow poisons Sera's mother. Now, Serafina must embark on a quest to find the assassin's master and prevent a war between the Mer nations. Led only by her shadowy dreams, Sera searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas. Together, they will form an unbreakable bond of sisterhood and uncover a conspiracy that threatens their world's very existence.

My rating: ★★★☆☆

What caught my interest about Deep Blue was the cool concept of mermaids with magic who are basically underwater witches. I mean, how cool is that? Plus a princess who goes out on an adventure to recruit other mermaids to save the underwater world? Yes please! It sounds like a fantastic adventure! Unfortunately, it was not executed as well as it could have been and it definitely was not what I expected, which is not always a good thing. But I do feel like it had potential!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Review: Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby

Zombie Queen of Newbury High
Title: Zombie Queen of Newbury High

Author: Amanda Ashby

Publication date: March 2009

Published by: Speak - Penguin Group (USA)

Source: Own Paperback

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Synopsis:

Quiet, unpopular, non-cheerleading Mia is blissfully happy. She is dating super hot football god Rob, and he actually likes her and asked her to prom! Enter Samantha,cheerleading goddess and miss popularity? who starts making a move for Rob. With prom in a few days, Mia needs to act fast. So she turns to her best friend, Candice, and decides to do a love spell on Rob. Unfortunately, she ends up inflicting a zombie virus onto her whole class, making herself their leader! At first she is flattered that everyone is treating her like a queen. But then zombie hunter hottie Chase explains they are actually fattening her up, because in a few days, Mia will be the first course in their new diet. She?s sure she and Chase can figure something out, but she suggests that no one wear white to prom, because things could get very messy.

My rating: ★★★★★

Mia is super stoked that she is going to prom with the popular and handsome Rob... until equally popular and self-proclaimed future prom queen Samantha sets her heart on stealing Rob for her self. Mia really likes this guy and will do anything to keep Rob's attention... Even do a love spell on him. Except said love spell doesn't do what its title claims, and instead them the whole senior class into zombies! How you get zombies from a love spell, I have no idea. But it's more ridiculous than it sounds, lol.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Blog Tour - Review: Aqua by M.A. George

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Title: Aqua

Series: Book #1

Author: M.A. George

Publication date: April 16th 2014

Published by: M.A. George

Source: From author for review

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Synopsis:

Meet Layla McKelland:
Novelist (unpublished, but cut her some slack…seventeen is a bit early to despair),
Slightly neurotic introvert (Alright, let’s be honest…there’s no “slightly” about it),
International Woman of Mystery, and…
Okay, just scratch the bio.

The only real “mystery” in Layla’s life is why her father has never been on the scene. Or why her mother drags Layla to a new coastal home every year.

Nothing about the latest hometown seems too newsworthy…until a routine day at the beach leaves Layla questioning whether she’s read one too many paranormal fantasy novels. The plot thickens when a random guy claims to know things about her father—a bizarre claim he backs up with an equally impossible stunt. And Layla soon finds herself on the wrong side of a mysterious attempted drowning…on her own kitchen floor.

When all is done, Layla will attest that fact is far stranger than fiction. And nothing in real life is ever as transparent as it seems…Not even water.

Especially not water.
My rating: ★★★★☆

Layla's life isn't your most typical: She and her family move around the continental US every year on Layla's birthday, always settling close to a body of water. This time around though things get weird, really weird. You see, something in the water is attacking Layla for some unknown reason. No, that's not right... The water itself is attacking her! What?! It's crazier than it sounds, trust me. Especially since Layla and her family have this connection to water that Layla will find hard to believe, a connection that could potentially answer the burning question about the whereabouts of her missing father.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Showcase Sunday (#48) + Author Signing Event!!


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.

Long time no see! ;) Here are all the goodies I've accumulated over the last couple of weeks since I last posted a Showcase Sunday post:

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