Jul 162014
 
Release Day Review: Into the Shadows by Carolyn Crane

Release Day Review: Into the Shadows by Carolyn Crane Release date: July 16, 2014 Book 3 in The Associates series Genre: Romantic Suspense Book provided by the author Synopsis from Goodreads: He’s working undercover for the good guys. That doesn’t mean he’s one of them. HE’S A KILLER. Thorne McKelvey knows exactly how Nadia sees him—as a brute and a killer just kinky enough to play her sexy games. And that’s how it has to stay. Leaving her was the hardest thing he ever did, but his undercover mission could blow up at any second. No way will he drag [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 16, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jun 102014
 
Release Day Review: The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey

The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey Genre: Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic Publication Date: June 10th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Orbit Synopsis from Goodreads: Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her “our little genius.”  Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite, but they don’t laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 10, 2014 at 10:28 am
May 242014
 
Reread Review! The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima

The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima Series: The Seven Realms #4 Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: October 23rd 2012 Synopsis from Goodreads: A thousand years ago, two young lovers were betrayed-Alger Waterlow to his death, and Hanalea, Queen of the Fells, to a life without love. Now, once again, the Queendom of the Fells seems likely to shatter apart. For young queen Raisa ana’Marianna, maintaining peace even within her own castle walls is nearly impossible; tension between wizards and Clan has reached a fevered pitch. With surrounding kingdoms seeking to prey on the Fells’ inner turmoil, Raisa’s best hope is [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 24, 2014 at 9:46 am
Mar 042014
 
New Release Review: Tempered by Karina Cooper

Tempered by Karina Cooper Book #4 in The St. Croix Chronicles Genre: Steam Punk/Historical Fantasy Publication Date: February 10th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Carina Press Synopsis from Goodreads: Forced out of London’s coal-blackened streets, Cherry St. Croix is faced with her most difficult undertaking yet: sobriety. At long last, my guardian, the enigmatic Mr. Oliver Ashmore, has revealed himself—and his order is clear: I am to be dried out at once, regardless of my wishes. I loathe the country estate I am imprisoned within. Footsteps follow me, voices call for me, and my sanity wavers. In my fevered dreams, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 4, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jan 142014
 
New Release Review: Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau

New Release Review: Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau Book 2 in The Testing series Release date: January 7, 2014 Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian Book provided by NetGalley and Penguin Group Berkley NAL Synopsis from Goodreads: In the series debut The Testing, sixteen-year-old Cia Vale was chosen by the United Commonwealth government as one of the best and brightest graduates of all the colonies . . . a promising leader in the effort to revitalize postwar civilization. In Independent Study, Cia is a freshman at the University in Tosu City with her hometown sweetheart, Tomas—and though the government has tried to [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 14, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jan 062014
 
Early Review: The Troop by Nick Cutter

Early Review: The Troop by Nick Cutter Release Date: January 7, 2014 Book provided by Edelweiss and Simon & Schuster Genre: Young Adult and older, Horror Synopsis from Goodreads: Lord of the Flies meets The Ruins in this frightening novel written in the bestselling traditions of Stephen King and Scott Smith. Boy Scouts live by the motto “Be Prepared.” However, nothing can prepare this group of young boys and their scoutmaster for what they encounter on a small, deserted island, as they settle down for a weekend of campfires, merit badges, and survival lessons. Everything changes when a haggard stranger [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 6, 2014 at 1:04 pm
Jan 042014
 
Early Review: Off the Edge (Associates #2) by Carolyn Crane

  Review: Off the Edge (Associates #2) by Carolyn Crane *early review copy received from author — thank you!* Regina’s Rating: 4 stars/Grade A- Christal and AH’s Rating: 3.5 Stars/Grade B Book Summary: SHE MAY BE HIS WORST ENEMY… For deadly secret agent Peter Macmillan, language is a weapon—one he uses to hunt criminals, destroy plots, and charm enemies. Seducing information out of a beautiful singer in Bangkok hotel should be easy…except this particular singer has the power to destroy his cool façade, and with it, his last defense against a dark past. HE MAY BE HER ONLY HOPE… He tricked [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 4, 2014 at 10:48 am
Dec 162013
 
New Release Reviews: First Strike & Striking Distance by Pamela Clare

First Strike & Striking Distance by Pamela Clare Series: I-Team #5.9 & 6 Genre: Romantic Suspense Release Dates: Oct 22 & Nov 5, 2013 FIRST STRIKE: Javier “Cobra” Corbray is on his way home from a rough deployment in Afghanistan when he finds himself having dinner with “the Baghdad Babe.” What she wants from him—sex with no strings—could land them both in prison. Still, he’s more than happy to oblige her. She’s confident and sexually assertive, and he’s secure enough to lie back and let her make the first strike. But, as she’s about to find out, he’s more than [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 16, 2013 at 6:52 am
Dec 032013
 
New Release Review: Realm Walker by Kathleen Collins

Realm Walker by Kathleen Collins Book #1 in the Realm Walker series Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Publication Date: October 28th 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Carina Press Synopsis from Goodreads: An estranged mate, a mangled body and a powerful demon who calls her by name… As a Realm Walker for the Agency, Juliana Norris tracks deadly paranormal quarry using her unique ability to see magical signatures. She excels at her job, but her friends worry about her mysterious habit of dying in the line of duty without staying dead. That’s only the first of her secrets. Most people don’t [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 3, 2013 at 8:32 am
Dec 022013
 
Early Review: Shadowdance by Kristen Callihan

Early Review: Shadowdance by Kristen Callihan Book 4 in the Darkest London series Release date: December 17, 2013 Genre: Paranormal Romance, Historical, Steampunk Book provided by NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: Once a heart is lost in shadow… Life has been anything but kind to Mary Chase. But the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals has given her purpose. Now she’s been tasked with catching a vicious murderer dubbed the Bishop of Charing Cross. But someone is already on the case—and the last thing he relishes is a partner. Only someone who lives in darkness can find [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 2, 2013 at 7:00 am
Nov 202013
 
New Release Review: Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell

Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: October 1st 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Harry N. Abrams Synopsis from Goodreads: Rebecca Blue is a rebel with an attitude whose life is changed by a chance encounter with a soon-to-be dead girl. Rebel (as she’s known) decides to complete the dead girl’s bucket list to prove that choice, not chance, controls her fate. In doing so, she unexpectedly opens her mind and heart to a world she once dismissed—a world of friendships, family, and faith. With a shaken sense of self, she must reevaluate her loner philosophy—particularly when she [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 20, 2013 at 7:00 am
Nov 182013
 
Early Review and Giveaway: Pawn by Aimee Carter

Pawn by Aimee Carter Book #1 in The Blackcoat Rebellion Genre: YA Science Fiction Publication Date: 26 November 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Harlequin Teen Synopsis from Goodreads: YOU CAN BE A VII. IF YOU GIVE UP EVERYTHING. For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country. If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked—surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Nov 152013
 
Group Review: Cracked by Eliza Crewe

spacer spacer spacer Cracked by Eliza Crewe Book #1 in the Soul Eater series Genre: YA Urban Fantasy Publication Date: 5 November 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Strange Chemistry Synopsis from Goodreads: Meet Meda. She eats people. Well, technically, she eats their soul. But she totally promises to only go for people who deserve it. She’s special. It’s not her fault she enjoys it. She can’t help being a bad guy. Besides, what else can she do? Her mother was killed and it’s not like there are any other “soul-eaters” around to show her how to be different. That is, until the three [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
Nov 042013
 
Novella Reviews: Close to You and Entwined

Today, AH and I are taking a break from the full-length novels and diving into two novellas from Stacia Kane and Kristen Callihan. Both of the novellas are from exisiting series and could be read as standalones, but we wouldn’t recommend it. The real purpose of these novellas is to give fans a little glimpse into a story they wouldn’t otherwise have seen. Read on to see if we think these novellas were worth the pit stop! Close to You by Stacia Kane Book #5.5 in the Downside Ghosts series Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: 8 October 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and St. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 4, 2013 at 7:10 am
Oct 252013
 
Review: The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

In honor of Halloween this month, we will be featuring reviews of some new and upcoming spine-tingling reads. From ghosts to zombies and everything in between, look for the Frightening Fall Reads banner when you are ready for something spooky this month! A month of creepy reads wouldn’t be complete without a ghost story and today we bring you a well-crafted ghost story with a historical slant…   The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo Genre: Historical Paranormal Publication Date: 5 August 2013 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and William Morrow Synopsis from Goodreads: “One evening, my father asked me if I would [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 25, 2013 at 7:00 am
Oct 162013
 
New Release Review: Cold Blooded by Amanda Carlson

New Release Review: Cold Blooded by Amanda Carlson Book 3 in Jessica McClain series Release date: October 8, 2013 Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy Book provided by NetGalley and Orbit Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Jessica arrives back in town to find her best friend missing and the most powerful witch in the country is blaming her for it. But before they can move to save her, the group is attacked. On the run, Jessica and Rourke head to the mountains. Several surprises await them, but in order to save her father they are forced to leave for New Orleans early. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 16, 2013 at 7:00 am
Sep 172013
 
Early Review: Corroded by Karina Cooper

Corroded by Karina Cooper Book #3 in The St. Croix Chronicles Genre: Steampunk Publication Date: 23 September 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Carina Press Synopsis from Goodreads: Hungry for vengeance, Cherry St. Croix is forced to the fog-ridden streets of Victorian London. My rival, a collector of bounties like myself, has murdered one of my own. In consequence, I have been removed from my house, my staff, and all who would support me. I have nowhere else to turn, so I beg asylum within the Midnight Menagerie, London’s decadent pleasure garden. Micajah Hawke’s dominance there will not tolerate my presence for long. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 17, 2013 at 9:39 am
Sep 122013
 
Early Review: Resist by Sarah Crossan

Early Review: Resist by Sarah Crossan Book 2 in Breathe series Release date: October 8, 2013 Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian Book provided by Edelweiss and Greenwillow Books Synopsis from Goodreads: The sequel—and conclusion—to Sarah Crossan’s Breathe. Three teen outlaws must survive on their own in a world without air, exiled outside the glass dome that protects what’s left of human civilization. Gripping action, provocative ideas, and shocking revelations in a dystopian novel that fans of Patrick Ness and Veronica Roth will devour. Bea, Alina, and Quinn are on the run. They started a rebellion and were thrown out [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 12, 2013 at 7:00 am
Aug 272013
 
Novella Reviews: Five Stories From Some Favorite Authors

Grimoire of the Lamb by Kevin Hearne Book #0.4 in the Iron Druid Chronicles Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: May 7th 2013 E-Book Purchased from Amazon.com Synopsis from Goodreads: There’s nothing like an impromptu holiday to explore the birthplace of modern civilisation, but when Atticus and Oberon pursue a book-stealing Egyptian wizard – with a penchant for lamb – to the land of the pharaohs, they find themselves in hot, crocodile-infested water. The trip takes an even nastier turn when they discover the true nature of the nefarious plot they’ve been drawn into. On the wrong side of the vengeful [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 27, 2013 at 1:24 pm
Jul 172013
 
Early Review: Terminated by Rachel Caine

Early Review: Terminated by Rachel Caine Book 3 in Revivalist series Genre: Urban Fantasy, Thriller, Science Fiction Release date: August 6, 2013 Book provided by the author Synopsis from Goodreads: In New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine’s latest Revivalist novel, Bryn Davis’s problems quickly turn from dead to worse… Already addicted to the pharmaceutical drug that keeps her body from decomposing, Bryn has to stop a secretive group of rich and powerful investors from eliminating the existing Returné addicts altogether. To ensure their plan to launch a new, military-grade strain of nanotech, the investors’ undead assassin—who just happens to [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm