Saturday, August 31, 2013

Origin ( Lux 4) by Jennifer L.Armentrout

Title: Origin ( Lux 4)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published: August 27, 2013 by  Entangled Publishing
Number of Pages: 400

Blurb from Goodreads: Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything. 

But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? 

And will they even be together?

Review:  So I basically had an aneurysm while waiting for this book to come out. With the cliffhanger in the last book I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. ( And also on Blake so I can strangle him.) This book just had so many reveals I think I still haven't been able to take all of the in. 
    ** thinks about it***  nope still haven't
I think at this point it should be obvious I absolutely loved this book. It was really fast paced and there were some really shocking moments in it. I loved the dual point of view. I mean come on we got to be In Daemon's Black head that itself could have made the book a winner for me. But Jennifer L. Armentrout did  not stop there she gave us amazing, tender moments between  the perfect, sexy, dirty mouthed, sweetheart Daemon and Katy, she raised the stakes, she introduced some amazing new characters, Archer I'm looking at you, and she killed a lot of people. I didn't know if I wanted to laugh or cry or hyperventilate while reading this book. The ending... I swear at this point I should have just been expecting another  cliffhanger but yeah... so surprise!!! It's a cliffhanger not as bad as Opal ( don't think anything can top that one for me) but yeah still pretty bad. I'm just going to end the review here because it would just be me fan-girling about Daemon. This book is close to perfection.

Breathe Into Me by Amanda Stone

Title: Breathe Into Me
Author: Amanda Stone
Published: April 22, 2013 by Amanda Stone
Number of Pages: 306

Blurb from Goodreads:Eighteen year-old Kelsey Rien is more than ready to leave her past behind her.

Wanting nothing more than to walk into a room without everyone knowing the horrific details of an event that changed her life six years ago, she vows to concentrate on school and make something of herself.

But then she meets Kane Riley - the local bad boy. Kane's reputation is far from perfect, but is there more to him than what everyone else sees?

Kelsey soon learns that you can’t run from your past, no matter how hard you try. When her nightmares find her once again, Kelsey must find the courage to face the demons that have been haunting her and save the people she loves most.

Review: This  book was just wow. It was such an amazing read.  This novel had substance, anguish, symbolism, crazy father, like there was even karma in there somewhere. I just loved reading it. It's the kind of book that when you pick it up you slip into a different world. A world that has Kane. 
     Kane what can I say?
Yeah that sounds about right Mr. Robert Downey Jr. Kane was a perfect example of why you shouldn't judge people by their appearance. Kane was a tattooed pierced bad boy who also happened to be a promiscues. What does everyone assume? He's a total asshole. Nope. Nada. No sir. He is the sweetest, most mannered, southern gentleman I have ever had the honor to read. He carried Kelsey's bag and pulled out her chair and just ahhh... like I cant just read this:
"I don’t think I will ever get enough of you, Kels. I’m addicted, and there is no going back for me. I never thought my heart was capable of these feelings until you. You shine so bright, and so warm, that you melted the ice I had around my heart and made me feel again.” He leaned forward, rested his forehead against mine and took a deep breath that he held for a minute before slowly blowing it out. “I love you, Kelsey"
   See what I'm saying people? Where can I get myself one of those. And the fact that he suffered so much and still managed to pull himself together, I just don't see how he could get any better.
Kelsey.... I just wanted to hug this girl. She had such a terrible life changing event happen to hurt that just continued to haunt her. When she met Kane he was the sun that lit up her world. They were so perfect together and I couldn't get enough of the two of them. They are the kind of couple  people see in the street and go " Awww" cheese I know,  but I dare you to  read this book and not have a stupid " Awww" grin on your face. I. Dare. You.
   There was something in this book I didn't see coming and I was so shocked.
    Anyway go read this now it's amazing 

Blaze of Secrets ( Asylums for Magical Threats 1) by Jessie Donovan

Title:Blaze of Secrets ( Asylum for Magical Threats 1)
Author: Jessie Donovan
Published: September 3, 2013

Blurb from Goodreads:To avoid persecution, the Feiru will do anything to keep their elemental magic a secret from humans—even lock away their children for life. Few know what goes on inside the prison system for magic users, but that is about to change…

Kiarra Melini overhears the dangerous secrets of her blood and decides that if Feiru elemental magic is to survive, she needs to die. But before she can finish the deed, a handsome black-clad man kidnaps her from prison and introduces her to an anti-prison activist group. As the prison retrieval squad hunts for her, Kiarra must overcome the demons of her past or risk losing not only her newfound freedom, but also the man who reawakens her desires and captures her heart.

Jaxton Ward finally rescues his older brother from prison, but instead of helping with his brother’s recovery, he’s ordered to train Kiarra—a stubborn elemental fire user who claims her magic is gone. But just as Kiarra starts trusting him with her secrets, the prison enforcers catch up with them. Now Jaxton must find a way to keep his family safe while also protecting the only woman able to ignite both his temper and his passion.

Review: ***I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.***
Going into this book I honestly had no idea what to expect. Feiru was such a different concept I really didn't know what I was getting into. Well I was in for a pleasant surprise with this. Feiru are humans who have the ability to call upon the elements i.e. Water, Fire, Wind and Earth. To protect those with these abilities the firstborn children were placed into AMT facilities for their own protection or so everyone thinks, except DEFEND, who know the truth about the AMT.
   This is where out swoonworthy hero Jaxton comes in. Damn somebody grab me a fan this man is hot. He is breaking into the AMT facility to free his brother and he has to free somebody else. Our heroine Kiarra. Kiarra has been in the facility for 15 years and believes she lost her ability to control fire. She is basically a shell of a human being and she was about to turn to a drastic measure when Jaxton comes in.
    When we first start off with Kiarra she is scared naive and difficult to connect with but as the novel progress she becomes an intelligent, strong independent heroine, though she does keep some of her naivete. Jaxton had his a**hole moments but really lets face it most paranormal romance heroes do. I loved the romance between these too and I really enjoyed the different perspectives we got. It was a fast paced read that kept me on the edge of my seat reading until our super happy ending.
   I give this read 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Smash Into You by Shelly Crane

Title: Smash Into You
Author: Shelly Crane
Published: August 13, 2013
Number of Pages: 324
 Blurb from Goodreads:Jude has spent the whole twenty one years of his life running. From what, he wasn't quite sure. His mother tried to keep him safe; a low profile, a constant move on the horizon, a week's pay always stashed away. She tried to instill in him that he was special somehow, though would never elaborate. He never felt different. He was so completely normal and vanilla that he wondered if it had all been in her head. But then she was murdered and all he saw was a running silhouette of a man as his mother said three final words to him. Three words that changed his whole being. 

Never stop running…

Now he's semi-settled into a big town. The college is huge and easy to blend into. It's been three months since he had to move because 'Biloxi', as he calls the man who killed his mother, found him once more. 

Then Marley, an eighteen year old girl who is as infuriating as she is blissfully ignorant of her gorgeousness, smashes into his car with hers. Then smashes into his life as he realizes that whatever it is he has that Biloxi wants, she has it, too. And now, they're after them both.

Review:  It is a truth universally acknowledged that Shelly Crane is one of the best romance authors out there. Her Significance  series still has me fangirling and day dreaming about Celeb.  So, when I saw Smash Into You I just had to had it and this book did  not disappoint.
     For as long as he can remember Jude has been on the run from the man who killed his mother. He formed and almost ice- cold interior and generally doesn't like to get close to people. He's a player but he does have a good heart. He wants to keep those around him safe and doesn't want anyone to suffer the same fate his mother did. He is an extremely hard working guy and I loved the fact that the book was from his perspective, we need more guy POV books out there.
     Then this fiesty, fun girl runs her truck into his car and later is basically forced into his life. She isn't the perfect female lead. She dealt with a lot in her life and has fears and anxieties that she keeps hidden. However, she is perfect for Jude and while it takes a while for them to realize it, together is the only way they would get through this alive.
     I loved the novels fast pacing. It kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to know exactly what the whole mystery around them was. There was a twist there that I did not see coming it kind of freight trained me in the face. But it was amazing!!!!!I loved this novel from start to finish and the ending left a huge smile on my face.
 I give this smashing (get it?) novel 


Friday, August 2, 2013

Torrential by Eva Morgan

Title: Torrential
Author: Eva Morgan
Published: July 2nd, 2013
Number of Pages: 200

Blurb from Goodreads:When May Young transfers to Rothschild University, her new roommate makes her a startling bet—she'll convince her CEO parents to hire May's struggling mother if May can be the first to warm the heart of Sebastian Crane, their school’s top competitive swimmer. 

Sebastian is gorgeous, genius, and a notorious loner with nothing but ice for anyone who tries to get close, including May—until she's the only one there to rescue him from the ocean when an unexpected injury causes him to nearly drown. Sebastian demands his moment of weakness be kept secret, so May extracts a promise: she'll stay quiet if he agrees to spend the rest of the semester with her and her best friend, charismatic playboy Tanner. 

May's curious, naïve nature begins to soften Sebastian's cold exterior, and soon there's no hiding the heat between them from an increasingly jealous Tanner—or from Sebastian's millionaire father, who doesn't want anything distracting his son. But the closer May gets, the more she realizes that Sebastian’s teetering on the edge. He’s in a losing battle with his inner demons, and May finds herself unable to pull away—despite her personal vow never to fall in love, and despite the fact that her roommate’s motives might be just as dark as Sebastian’s past.

*Some scenes not suitable for younger readers

Review: When it comes to New Adult most books follow a similar pattern. A shy, sometimes damaged innocent girl falls for the playboy, popular, campus manwhore guy, and makes him realize that his promiscuity is not what he should want from life. The End. This book was so different from that and the novel itself could only be described as real.
  May is a girl who doesn't believe in love after her father walked out on her. She stays away from guys and anything love related. However, when she meets the loner  Sebastian she can't help but be drawn to him. She tells herself it's because no one should be that alone and tells others its because of a bet she made with her roommate.
   Sebastian was such a damaged, tortured soul. After the first chapter from his perspective I just wanted to give this guy a bear hug. He really needed one. He carried so many tragic memories and he blamed himself for so much that his pain was a tangible item in the book. After learning his story it wasn't hard to understand his ice cold exterior and why he keeps everyone away with a 10ft pole. He needed healing so badly and I loved that our beloved stubborn May was able to push her way through and into his heart. She chipped away at his icy exterior and made him realize that he can't carry all that blame.
   I simply love their relationship it shows what love does at it's finest. Love can heal wounds and seal scars when it's done with the right reason. We see it here perfectly. May carried hatred for love over what happened to her mother and Sebastian would't let anyone near to help him with the pain he was suffering.  The fact that  they healed each other was so perfect and I really loved it.  
  Tanner was great and I would really like a friend like him. However, Sebastian's father I wanted to hit... in the face... with a chair... repeatedly. He was such an a**whole. I wish he would just die in a tragic accident. Is that too much to ask for? That would be the perfect ending.
   Speaking of endings that's the one things I'm not happy with. What gives? That's it? I think there should be a second book it seems very un-happily ever after.

   I give this novel 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

True Connection ( The Soul Mate Series 1) by Rachel Walter

Title: True Connection ( The Soul Mate Series 1)
Author: Rachel Walter
Published: July 15th, 2013 by Self

Blurb from Goodreads:'It's going to take a fight, I know that. But it's more than just a fight for my life. It's a fight for my soul and my soul mate.'

Jazzy Williams is not your average coffee-loving teen. She's struggling with her grief, her famous uncle’s fans, an overprotective big brother, and a depressed mother, all while trying to make friends at her new school. In the first week, she meets a gorgeous green-eyed hottie who turns out to be more than just some high school crush - he's more than human. And she unknowingly enrages a very dangerous breed of immortal who wants her soul or life as payment. With the help of supernatural friends and protectors, Jazzy thinks she's safe until what remains of her family is put in danger. Does Jazzy have what it takes to save her family, life, soul and soul mate, or will all be lost?
*Warning* Mature Content. This contains some profanity, mild sexual situations, innuendoes, and violence. Recommended for ages 16 and up, depending on maturity level.
Review:  I'm a sucker for soul mate books. So being completely honest I picked this book up because it had a mention of soul mates. I felt really bad for Jazzy in the beginning of the book. She lost so much but she seemed to be holding on okay and I do love that she was a stronger character and wasn't really a "shell" of a heroine. Sure she had those moments where you just want to shake her but let's be honest what heroine doesn't

    Henry was so funny I loved him. His relationship with Jazzy was perfect. Also the fact that I have an older brother and know what that relationship is like made me be able to appreciate their relationship so much more. Granted it may have seemed weird for people who don't have siblings but being a sibling I loved how close they were and to me it just added so much more appreciation to the novel. Also Henry's friends? Those guys were hilarious!!!!!!
    Seth, I was really confused about what he was in the beginning. I went through the usual list: vampire, werewolf, fairy  the usual. I was very surprised with what happened because I really wasn't expecting it. But back to Seth. He was really cute and sweet and treated Jaz so well. He was protective and sensible and while he wasn't that talk your panties off before you know what's even going on type of hero ( Daemon Black I'm looking at you) he was lovable in his own way. I think he's the guy you bring home to meet your parents because he's just so sweet and lovable.
    The villain was predictable, the moment a certain someone was introduced a light went off in my head. This is where the book follows the somewhat typical YA paranormal romance with the villain, so if you read this type of genre often you will most likely see the bug reveal coming from a mile away.
   That little note aside the book was an enjoyable light read that I recommend everyone check out.
I give this novel