Saturday, March 31, 2012

Valefar Vol. 2 (Demon Kissed) by H.M. Ward

Goodreads Summary:
The dangerous and beautiful Collin Smith just made the biggest mistake of his life, and there is no way to fix it. In his quest to restore his soul, he destroyed the only person he truly cared about, Ivy Taylor. Collin tries to deny his love for her, but his desire to protect Ivy drives him to do things Valefar shouldn't do. If Collin exposes his weakness—his affection for Ivy—he endangers them both and risks the wrath of Kreturus.

If you haven't read the series this review may contain spoilers!

My Review:
I love the fact that we get to see things from Collin’s point of view. It’s nice to know what’s going on inside his head vs. Ivy’s head. Valefar #2 kind of made me realize how deep Collin’s feelings for Ivy really were. During the books I felt like Collin was being mean to Ivy but, from his point of view it makes more sense! It’s like someone flicked on the light bulb! It’s the same for when Kreturus summoned him. That was crazy and I never knew how hard something like that would have been for Collin. I was always on Collin’s side and it is really nice to get to see things from his perspective. I will be getting volume 3! I also love these covers! Just throwing that out there as well!

Delirium (Delirium #1) by Lauren Oliver

Goodreads Summary:
Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

Review may contain spoilers if you haven’t read the book yet! FYI! Click Read More at the bottom to see the full review :)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Untouched (Denazen #1.5) by Jus Accardo

Goodreads Summary:
Until he met Dez, Kale’s days were filled with violence and death. He was used as a weapon of destruction by the power hungry men of Denazen. He’s a Six. A person with an abnormal ability. Some people call them gifts, but not Kale. Kale’s touch means instant death.

But now there’s Dez, the girl he can touch, and they’re hunting down Sixes and warning them about Denazen. Kale is learning about the world outside captivity and trying to put his dark past behind him. But they underestimated how badly Denazen wanted him back.

When Dez sacrifices herself to save the new Six they’d rescued from falling into the corp’s hands, Kale is lost. Denazen has brought out its best to get the job done. Samsen, a nightmare from Kale’s past—the only person he’s ever truly feared—has come for them, and it soon becomes obvious he has his own twisted agenda.

Kale will need all his training to get Dez back and ensure they make it out, free—and alive. But will it be enough?

My Review:
 Dez and Kale are out looking for Sixes to warn them about  Denazen. It seems to go ok until they meet one Six. This novella is definitely not all unicorns and rainbows. There is some crazy stuff that takes place. It tests Kale to the fullest extent you could imagine. I felt so bad for him at one part specifically but, I won’t say what it is. Sorry, I want to try to be spoiler free!

Samsen is a truly terrible person. You will see why. I understand why Kale feared him so much. I felt bad that he had to go through that as a child with no way of stopping it. I feel like Kale is a good person despite what he thinks about himself.

The relationship between Kale and Dez is soooo cute! They are an awesome couple. I like that there was no crazy love triangles and that they just love each other. It’s nice and refreshing. I have no idea what book 2 Toxic will hold for them but, I hope they stay strong together.

I thought this book would tide me over until Toxic’s release in September. However, it did the opposite…I want Toxic NOW! Haha. It renewed my love for the series and I can’t wait to get my hands on Toxic! 

Monday, March 26, 2012

A Cupcake and a Latte is doing an amazing giveaway everyone!!

Hey everyone A Cupcake and a Latte is giving away a SIGNED COPY of The Calling by Kelley Armstrong!! Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors and has written one of my favorite series The Darkest Powers. The Calling is book 2 in the Darkness Rising series. It is a spin off of The Darkest Powers series. If you haven't read The Gathering (book 1 in Darkness Rising series) then I highly recommend that you do! I will post the Goodreads summary and book trailer below. 

Goodreads Summary:
Maya and her friends--all of whom have supernatural powers--have been kidnapped after fleeing from a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set, and after a terrifying helicopter crash they find themselves pursued by evildoers in the Vancouver Island wilderness.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pure (Covenant #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Goodreads Summary:
There is need. And then there is Fate...

Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn't exactly awesome--especially when Alexandria's "other half" is everywhere she goes. Seth's in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom--so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do--and sacrifice--for her.

When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies--lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon... and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude... or killing her.

When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.

If you haven't read any of these books or have not read Pure yet, my review may contain spoliers!! FYI! 

My Review:
Wow. All I can say is WOW!!!! This book was absolutely amazing. Jennifer Armentrout succeeded in blowing me away yet again. This book was a great follow up to Half Blood. I really like Alex. She is an amazing female character. She grew even more in this book and had to deal with some tough stuff. She sticks up for herself and the half-bloods when it could get her in serious trouble. I was found myself laughing at times and crying at other times throughout Alex's roller coaster of a life.The Furies were also a very interesting twist! I won't say why, happy reading :)

I have something else to confess…..I am now team Seth. Yes, I know, crazy right? There are a lot of reasons that Aiden and Alex can’t be together. A lot of them have to do with society and the breed laws. I hope that those get changed. I felt so bad for all the half-bloods throughout Pure. They do not get treated well. And I loathe the Minister!!!! Ugh, such a dud. Enough said about the Minister. Back to Seth, I felt that he was really there for Alex, like he actually cared. I have grown fond of Seth .There "connection" proves to be very interesting.

I have a feeling there is more going on under the surface of Seth and I think huge changes are coming. I am also very curious to see what happens when Alex turns 18. Deity should be interesting!! I can’t wait for it! Especially since there is part of chapter 1 of Deity at the end of Pure!! Great job Jennifer Armentrout! Keep them coming!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Stone Prison (Twisted Tales #1) by H.M. Ward

Goodreads Summary:
This dark tale is like the fables of old, with a twist...

While other seventeen-year-old girls are dreaming of marrying the prince, Ella is hoping that she doesn't get caught. Ella is a thief, forced to live that way by the witch who slaughtered her father fifteen years ago. Since that gruesome night, Ella has been locked in a stone prison—kidnapped—with no chance of freedom. No one can escape from the witch. Ever. But this year, everything changes.

My Review:
I am a huge fan of fairy tales! This was a fairytale like no other I have ever read. The summary says it best. It is an old tale with a heck of a twist! 10,000 words and I couldn’t put it down. I don’t want to give too much away and it was such a short tale which makes it hard. She fit a very entertaining story into a short novella. I was like, oh Ella such a nice girl. Then I was like oh love it’s so cute! Then I was like holy crap O_o! Sorry that is the best way to summarize my feelings. That’s a lot of feelings for 10,000 words. I should not be surprised that I enjoyed this short story so much. Demon Kissed is one of my favorite series. I can’t wait to see what happens in later installments of the Twisted Tales books.

The 13th Prophecy (Demon Kissed #5) by H.M. Ward

Goodreads Summary:
The time has come for Ivy to face her dark fate. There are no other options—she must destroy Kreterus. Failure to destroy him will result in the annihilation of the world we know and Ivy being doomed to reside in the Underworld for eternity.

If you have not read this series my review may contain spoilers. Sorry!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades #2) by E.L. James

This is not a YA book it is for adults! Please do not read this review if you are not an adult!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Stuck in YA Books March Madness Box Giveaway!!

Hey everyone check out this awesome giveaway at Stuck in YA Books blog! There are 15 books in the box now and there may be more by the end of the giveaway! It is for US/CAN only. Go over to Stuck in YA Books blog and get your entries in!! As of today there is still 15 days left to enter. There is a link at the top of this post as well as the March Madness Box Giveaway button on the right sidebar.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Happy Release day to The 13th Prophecy by H.M. Ward!

Happy release day to The 13th Prophecy! This is one of my favorite series if you haven't read it yet I would highly recommend it!! Book list is also on here!

Amazon Summary:
The time has come for Ivy to face her dark fate. There are no other options—she must destroy Kreterus. Failure to destroy him will result in the annihilation of the world we know and Ivy being doomed to reside in the Underworld for eternity.

#1. Demon Kissed
#2. Cursed
#3. Torn
#4. Satan's Stone
#5. The 13th Prophecy

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades #1) by E.L. James


Goodreads Summary:
When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind - until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.

The unworldly, innocent Ana is shocked to realize she wants this man, and when he warns her to keep her distance it only makes her more desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her - but on his own terms.

Shocked yet thrilled by Grey's singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success – his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving adoptive family – Grey is man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a passionate, physical and daring affair, Ana learns more about her own dark desires, as well as the Christian Grey hidden away from public scrutiny.

Can their relationship transcend physical passion? Will Ana find it in herself to submit to the self-indulgent Master? And if she does, will she still love what she finds?

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.