Nov 272014
 
Should You  Read This Series: The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancy

 The Monstrumologist series is indescribable.  It’s historical, it’s Gothic, it’s horror… it’s even an odd type of ‘coming of age’.  It makes me squeamish and it makes me feel uneasy.  It’s violent, bloody and cruel.  It’s also on the slower side, definitely not what one would call action packed. It sinks it’s nails into you and makes you feel like you just have to keep reading. I took my time reading this series, completing it over 2 years time, and I thought I would share my thoughts with you guys. Book #1: The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancy    Synopsis from Goodreads: These are [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 27, 2014 at 8:03 am
Jun 122014
 
New Release Review: Fall From India Place by Samantha Young

Fall From India Place by Samantha Young Book #4 in On Dublin Street Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: June 3rd 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and NAL Synopsis from Goodreads: The New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street and Down London Road returns with a story about letting go of the past and learning to trust in the future… When Hannah Nichols last saw Marco D’Alessandro, five long years ago, he broke her heart. The bad boy with a hidden sweet side was the only guy Hannah ever loved—and the only man she’s ever been with. After one intense night [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 12, 2014 at 7:00 am

Mini Reviews: YA Roundup

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Jan 262014
 
Mini Reviews: YA Roundup

I read a ton of YA books last year and, while some of them were very good, a lot of them were hit or miss.  This year I’m trying to get back to my adult paranormal roots a little bit more, but that doesn’t mean I am totally going to ignore my new YA leanings.  Today I’ll give you a peek into the YA books (and one NA novella!) I’ve been reading lately and let you know which ones are worth your time!   Uninvited by Sophie Jordan Book #1 in the Uninvited series Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Publication Date: January 28th 2014 ARC Provided [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 26, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 192013
 
Early Review: Before Jamaica Lane by Samantha Young

Book #3 in the On Dublin Street series Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: January 7th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and NAL Synopsis from Goodreads: One simple lesson in seduction between two friends can turn into so much more… Despite her outgoing demeanor, Olivia is painfully insecure around the opposite sex—usually, she can’t get up the nerve to approach guys she’s interested in. But moving to Edinburgh has given her a new start, and, after she develops a crush on a sexy postgrad, she decides it’s time to push past her fears and go after what she wants. Nate Sawyer is a [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 19, 2013 at 9:56 am
Dec 172013
 
Novella Review: Castle Hill by Samantha Young

Castle Hill by Samantha Young Book #2.5 in the On Dublin Street series Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: December 3rd 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and NAL (Intermix) Synopsis from Goodreads: A Joss and Braden Novella Braden Carmichael never imagined he’d fall as hard and as fast as he did for Jocelyn Butler. He also could not have anticipated how difficult it would be to convince her to give in to love. But now that he has her, he’s never letting go. He’s got it all planned—the passionate proposal, the dream wedding, the sexy Hawaiian honeymoon—even the perfect family they’ll start. After trying to flee [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 17, 2013 at 8:59 am
Jul 272013
 
Audio Book Review: 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (5th Wave #1)

Audio Book Review: 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (5th Wave #1) *audio book purchased from audible.com* Regina, Michelle and AH’s Rating: 4 stars/Grade A Book Summary: The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey. After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 27, 2013 at 11:36 am
Apr 292013
 
Reviews: Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz and Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

I recently read two well-written YA novels whose storylines were a bit off the beaten path.  If you are looking for a unique read, Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz or Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff might satisfy your reading itch. Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz Genre: YA Fantasy/Magical Realism Publication Date: 1 January 2013 Book Borrowed from Local Library Synopsis from Goodreads: A gritty, romantic modern fairy tale from the author of Break and Gone, Gone, Gone. Be careful what you believe in. Rudy’s life is flipped upside-down when his family moves to a remote island in a last attempt to save his sick younger brother. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 29, 2013 at 7:00 am
Feb 282013
 
Series Review: Fire Spirits by Samantha Young

Series Review: Fire Spirits by Samantha Young Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy Overall Rating – 4 Skulls: B+ Samantha Young is better known for her popular contemporary romance novel On Dublin Street, but she is also a prolific writer of Young Adult Urban Fantasy. Today we bring you reviews of the first 3 books in her Fire Spirits series, so you can enjoy them before April’s release of the latest installment – Darkness, Kindled. Book 1: When eighteen year old Ari Johnson is transported from her bedroom into the chilling realm of Mount Qaf – home to the terrifying and mercurial [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 28, 2013 at 7:35 am
Dec 112012
 
ARC Review - On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

ARC Review: On Dublin Street by Samantha Young Release date: December 25, 2012 Book provided by Edelweiss and NAL Paperback Synopsis from Goodreads: Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare… Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well—until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 11, 2012 at 7:00 am
Oct 302012
 
ARC Review and Giveaway!!:  Rebel Heart (Dustlands #2) by Moira Young

ARC Review: Rebel Heart (Dustlands #2) by Moira Young *a review copy received from publisher and Edelweis — thanks!* Want to win a copy of Rebel Heart? How about a Dust Lands prize pack that also includes a water bottle? Play below! Rating: 3.5 Stars/Grade B Blurb: It seemed so simple: Defeat the Tonton, rescue her kidnapped brother, Lugh, and then order would be restored to Saba’s world. Simplicity, however, has proved to be elusive. Now, Saba and her family travel west, headed for a better life and a longed-for reunion with Jack. But the fight for Lugh’s freedom has [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 30, 2012 at 6:00 am