Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bookish Discussion: To Read Or Not To Read (Books I Own)

I've been mood reading since the start of the year, and I love it! So much better than keeping a strict schedule! I think that was one of the reasons why I fell into my horrible reading slump not that long ago. However, every time I go to my reading list of book I own to check out what book I'm in the mood for, there are books there that I skip without a second glance. So then I thought to myself, "How many of these book that I own am I not sure I want to read anymore, for one reason or another?" It's a sad thought, but it happened, and here is what I came up with:

Friday, February 27, 2015

Review: Hunting Season (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #4) by Nikki Jefford

Hunting Season (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter, #4)
Title: Hunting Season

Series: Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #4

Previous books in this series: Night of the Living Dante (#0.5) | Aurora Sky (#1) | Northern Bites (#2) | Stakeout (#2.5) | Evil Red (#2.6) | Bad Blood (#3)

Author: Nikki Jefford

Publication date: March 3rd 2015

Published by: Nikki Jefford

Source: E-ARC for review from author

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It’s better to be a hunter, not prey.

Ever since her partner was kidnapped, Aurora Sky has been on a personal mission to get him back. To do that she needs the vampire responsible for destroying her life.

In order to have a snowball’s chance at success, she’ll have to team up with her most loyal friends, including a certain vampire in black with a provoking talent for distraction.

Old cravings aren’t easily quenched, nor past passions.

With knowledge comes danger and Aurora is at risk on all sides.

My rating: ★★★★☆

With Dante gone, it is up to Aurora and her friends to hatch a plan and get him back. Along the way, they also set out to discover what really is going on in the Agency with Jared and Melcher, though they have a pretty good idea. Seriously, those crazy people -_- But this book was great, like always! :)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Review: Night of the Living Dante (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #0.5) by Nikki Jefford

Night of the Living Dante (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter, #0.5)
Title: Night of the Living Dante

Series: Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #0.5

Books in this series: Aurora Sky (#1) | Northern Bites (#2) | Stakeout (#2.5) | Evil Red (#2.6) | Bad Blood (#3) | Hunting Season (#4)

Author: Nikki Jefford

Publication date: March 3rd 2015

Published by: Nikki Jefford

Source: E-ARC for review from author

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Dante has just been assigned Aurora Sky's mentor. Before they meet, he goes on a mission up north in the Alaska interior with his old partner and informant, Janine.

Full of thrills, chills, and... Dante!

FREE bonus Dante story (approximately 5,000 words) at the end of Hunting Season on all pre-order and release week sales.

Deal ends Monday, March 9, 2015.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Night of the Living Dante takes place before Dante and Aurora meet, and I was super excited to read this little novella!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Blog Tour- Review + Giveaway: Horror Business by Ryan Craig Bradford

Horror Business
Title: Horror Business

Author: Ryan Craig Bradford

Publication date: February 2015

Published by: Month9Books, LLC.

Source: E-book for review from Chapter by Chapter Tours

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Armed with a passion for classic B-grade horror movies, a script co-written by his twin brother, and a wicked crush on his death-obsessed neighbor; hardcore horror fan Jason Nightshade must finish his student film.

But his plans are derailed when the children of suburban Silver Creek start disappearing – his twin brother among them. Battling a possessed video camera, a crazy zombie dog, a monstrous bully, and a frighteningly broken down family life, Jason embarks on a mission to find his lost brother so the two can write an ending for his story.

As an any horror fan knows, saving the day won't be easy, as Jason finds himself forced to face the real world where death isn't just a splash of fake blood on a camera lens.

My rating: ★★★☆☆

This one sounded like a lot of fun when I first heard about it, especially since I love horror, but it actually wasn't exactly what I was expecting. I do, however, commend it in its uniqueness. I've never read anything like this, so I really liked that!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Post #66

Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week! Let's get started!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Bookish Discussion: Most Read Authors

I don't know if you've been keeping track or not, but I've been posting discussions every other week, with bookish nail art posts going up in between. This week was nail art week, but since I actually didn't make any designs for this week, I thought I'd do another discussion post instead :) Last week I talked about the Top Authors I Own the Most Books From, so going along with that theme, I decided to check who my most read authors were! And thanks to Goodreads handy-dandy little tool, that was made very easy for me to find out! :)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Review: The Third Twin by C.J. Omololu

The Third Twin
Title: The Third Twin

Author: C.J. Omololu

Publication date: February 24th 2015

Published by: Delacorte BFYR

Source: E-ARC from publishers via Netgalley

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Identical twins. Identical DNA. Identical suspects. It's Pretty Little Liars meets Revenge in this edge-of-your-seat thriller with a shocking twist.

When they were little, Lexi and her identical twin, Ava, made up a third sister, Alicia. If something broke? Alicia did it. Cookies got eaten? Alicia's guilty. Alicia was always to blame for everything. The game is all grown up now that the girls are seniors. They use Alicia as their cover to go out with boys who are hot but not exactly dating material. Boys they'd never, ever be with in real life.

Now one of the guys Alicia went out with has turned up dead, and Lexi wants to stop the game for good. As coincidences start piling up, Ava insists that if they follow the rules for being Alicia, everything will be fine. But when another boy is killed, the DNA evidence and surveillance photos point to only one suspect: Alicia. The girl who doesn't exist. As she runs from the cops, Lexi has to find the truth before another boy is murdered. Because either Ava is a killer…or Alicia is real.

My rating: ★★★★★

This book was one of my Top 10 Most Anticipated Books of 2015, so you can imagine my excitement wan my request for this book was accepted! And oh my gods was it as good as I expected!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Review: Love, Lattes and Mutants (Mutants #1) by Sandra Cox

Love, Lattes and Mutants (Mutants, #1)
Title: Love, Lattes and Mutants

Series: Mutants #1

Author: Sandra Cox

Publication date: February 17th 2015

Published by: Kensington

Source: E-ARC from publishers via Netgalley

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Finding love is hard, even when you aren't a mutant.

Like most seventeen-year-olds, Piper Dunn wants to blend in with the crowd. Having a blowhole is a definite handicap. A product of a lab-engineered mother with dolphin DNA, Piper spends her school days hiding her brilliant ocean-colored eyes and sea siren voice behind baggy clothing and ugly glasses. When Tyler, the new boy in school, zeroes in on her, ignoring every other girl vying for his attention, no one, including Piper, understands why...

Then Piper is captured on one of her secret missions rescuing endangered sea creatures and ends up in the same test center where her mother was engineered. There she discovers she isn't the only one of her kind. Joel is someone she doesn't have to hide from, and she finds herself drawn to the dolph-boy who shares her secrets. Talking to him is almost as easy as escaping from the lab. Deciding which boy has captured her heart is another story...

My rating: ★★★☆☆

When I first heard about this book I thought it sounded really awesome! I mean, a mutant girl with dolphin DNA, how cool is that? It's not something you read about too often. The only other book I read that sounded similar this was The Neptune Project, and I absolutely loved that one! So I was really excited to try this one! And overall, it was a pretty good read.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday Post #65: I Chopped Off My Hair!!

Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week! Let's get started!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Bookish Discussion: Top Authors I Own the Most Books From

Hi guys! So today we're going to be looking at the top (11) authors I own the most books from (I included novellas just because)! I know it's weird that I included 11 authors, but you'll see why in a sec. Anyway, I was very curious about this myself and thought it would be fun to share with everyone! And thank the gods for Goodreads, because if I didn't keep track of the books I own on GR, this would've taken so much LONGER! Here we go!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Review: The Haunting Season by Michelle Muto

The Haunting Season
Title: The Haunting Season

Author: Michelle Muto

Publication date: December 2012

Published by: Dreamscapes, Ink

Source: Won e-book in a giveaway

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Be careful what you let in...

Siler House has stood silent beneath Savannah’s moss-draped oaks for decades. Notoriously haunted, it has remained empty until college-bound Jess Perry and three of her peers gather to take part in a month-long study on the paranormal. Jess, who talks to ghosts, quickly bonds with her fellow test subjects. One is a girl possessed. Another just wants to forget. The third is a guy who really knows how to turn up the August heat, not to mention Jess’s heart rate... when he’s not resurrecting the dead.

The study soon turns into something far more sinister when they discover that Siler House and the dark forces within are determined to keep them forever. In order to escape, Jess and the others will have to open themselves up to the true horror of Siler House and channel the very evil that has welcomed them all.

My rating: ★★☆☆☆

"We all know we've been brought here as part of a study on the paranormal. Jess communicates wit the dead. Allison has demons on speed dial. My buddy Bryan here sends stuff to the Twilight Zone without return postage. And I've got a knack for making my own zombie zoo theme park. Fun times." -Gage

Jess is super excited to be participating in this study at Siler House. The house is beautiful and she might finally be getting answers to her weird power. Except her excitement soon turns to terror when she starts to realize that something horrible might be going on in the house... something sinister. Jess and her new friends try to figure out what in the world is really going on in the house, only to discover that there may be something more to the study than they could imagine. They need to get out of the house, and fast, before whatever evil thing that is lurking there gets to them.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Review: Down Under with the Hottie (Investigating the Hottie #3) by Juli Alexander

Down Under with the Hottie (Investigating the Hottie, #3)
Title: Down Under with the Hottie

Series: Investigating the Hottie #3

Previous books in this series: Investigating the Hottie (#1) | Undercover with the Hottie (#2)

Author: Juli Alexander

Publication date: January 2015

Published by: Juli Alexander

Source: Bought E-book

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Ten days in Sydney, Australia with my first boyfriend! My Spring Break couldn’t be better. Sure, it’s a mission for GASI, but we lucked out with our cover story. We are boyfriend and girlfriend traveling with a group of American high school students.

I mean, sure, we have some terrorists to stop. And some of the teens on the trip aren’t the nicest. Then there’s this guy, Aaron, who seems to be watching us. With Grandma, Nic, Christie, and some help from the Australians, how can we lose? Except some of our help is actually a hindrance and we’re down to the wire on stopping the terrorists from blowing up the Sydney Tower. The brutal truth is that missions fail, but can we live with ourselves if we don’t succeed?

My rating: ★★★★☆

Will and Amanda's next mission is in Australia where they're trying to stop some explosions from taking place. Luckily for them, this time around they're going undercover as boyfriend and girlfriend! Oh yeah! ;)

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Literary Nails: The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

Hey guys! Ready to see some more (super glittery!) book-inspired nail art?

This week's bookish nail art was inspired by...

The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

Friday, February 6, 2015

The (I HATE) Taylor Swift Book Tag!

So Angie over at Pinkindle tagged me to do this and, wow, I still can't believe I was tagged to do this... I HATE Taylor Swift (but then again, so did Angie, LOL)! Every time I hear TS I just...

I'm stabbing you in my mind... muahahaha

But whatever, I'm gonna give this a shot because it sounds fun :) It almost makes me want to do a tag like this but with some of my favorite songs instead... now that would be awesome! Anyway, here we go...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Review: A Place Beyond (The Danaan Trilogy #3) by Laura Howard

A Place Beyond (The Danaan Trilogy, #3)
Title: A Place Beyond

Series: The Danaan Trilogy #3

Previous books in this series: The Forgotten Ones (#1) | Stone of Destiny (#2)

Author: Laura Howard

Publication date: October 2014

Published by: Laura Howard

Source: E-book for review from author

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The time has come. Allison's quest to save her mother from Aoife's wicked enchantment will test everything she believes in. Who is trustworthy in the land of the Fair Folk, the Tuatha de Danaan? It's up to Allison, along with her ragtag host of allies, to unravel the truth.

Journey along and discover the power of love and duty as Allison faces the most difficult trial of her life.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Allison still can't believe what happened to her father when they went to fight Aoife. What Allison doesn't know is that the fight isn't over, and this time it means succumbing to Aoife and not helping her mother,or beating her. For good.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Review: Perception (Clarity #2) by Kim Harrington

Perception (Clarity, #2)
Title: Perception

Series: Clarity #2

Previous book in this series: Clarity

Author: Kim Harrington

Publication date: March 2012

Published by: Scholastic - Point

Source: Own Signed Hardcover

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When you can see things others can't, what do you do when someone's watching you?

Everybody knows about Clarity "Clare" Fern. She's the psychic girl in school, the one who can place her hands on something and see hidden visions from the past.

Only Clare would rather not be a celebrity. She prefers hanging back, observing. Her gift is not a game to her.

But then someone starts playing with her head . . . and heart. Messages and gifts from a secret admirer crop up everywhere Clare turns. Could they be from Gabriel, the gorgeous boy who gets Clare's pulse racing? Or from Justin, Clare's hopeful ex-boyfriend who'd do anything to win her back?

One thing is certain. Clare needs to solve this mystery, and soon. Because the messages are becoming sinister, and a girl in town has suddenly disappeared.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Clarity has gotten even more famous after what happened during the summer, with all the murders and how she helped catch the killers. That book was amazing, by the way, and this one was no different!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sunday Post #64: Laptop Fail

Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week! Let's get started!
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