Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #170: Tied To Trouble by: Megan Erickson

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine
It spotlilghts upcoming releases that we are dying to read.

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"A sexy new M/M romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint…

Between love and hate, there's a whole lot of trouble…

Chad Lake only showed up at his sister's party for the free food, but when he spots an uptight nerd at the edge of the crowd, he can't resist trying to ruffle the guy's perfect bow tie and impeccable hair. The hottie's ready for him, though, and in the end, it's Chad who's left wide-eyed, his ears still ringing with the filthy things Bow Tie whispered in his ear. No one gets the upper hand on Chad. Ever.

Owen Hawkins has heard all about the cocky Adonis from Chad's sister—the same sister who holds Owen's career advancement in her hands. He has every intention of steering clear of the other man…until Chad's sexy taunts push him too far. There's something intriguing about Chad, and even though Owen knows that getting tangled up with the infuriating man is trouble, he can't seem to stay away…

**This is part of an M/F series but can be read as standalone**"

I can't wait for this book! I have wanted Chad's book since I read Changing His Game and I am so happy we are getting it. I know I am going to love this one!

Tied To Trouble will be released on January 4, 2016.
What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'm Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.

This week I am featuring books I am thankful to have read. I don't have ten books to feature, but I still wanted to feature some books that are very important to me. First up, I am of course incredibly thankful to have read the Harry Potter series. Those books made me the reader I am today and I cannot wait for Christmas week for my yearly HP re-read. Hogwarts will always be home. Then there is of course Twilight. While Harry Potter made me a reader, it was Twilight that really opened my eyes to paranormal and I will forever be thankful. I always enjoyed vampires and the like, but Twilight just led me to a ton of other books and I will forever love it for that. I am also thankful for all of the Shadowhunter books (The Infernal Devices in particular). I just adore these books and this world and Tessa and Will and Jem own my soul. And then there is Obsidian. This was the first JLA book I read and I will forever be thankful I picked it up. We all know JLA is my favorite author, so of course I'm thankful to Obsidian for leading me to all of her other books. And then there is The Wild Ones. That book led me to Michelle, who has become a dear friend and I will forever be thankful I picked up that book. Of course there is Throne of Glass. That series absolutely owns me and lives up with the likes of Harry Potter so I am of course thankful I picked up Throne of Glass back in the day because I adore the characters and I have loved following this series. And last but not least, I am thankful for Easy. That book is so special and it opened my eyes to the New Adult genre. I just adore that book and those characters and its message and I am thankful for all of that. 

Special Teaser Tuesday & Giveaway: Bloodcraft by: Amalie Howard

Bloodcraft by Amalie Howard
Series: Bloodspell #2
Genre: Upper YA/NA (mature content), Fantasy
Publication: December 15th, 2015
Cover DesignerAlan Pranke

All magic has its price, and no one knows that better than Victoria Warrick. Gifted with a centuries-old blood curse, Tori has finally learned to master her blood’s demands and has emerged triumphant with Christian Devereux, a vampire overlord, at her side.

But the worst is yet to come …

In the infamous City of Lights, home to both the Witch Clans and the Vampire Council, Tori enrolls at the exclusive Belles Fontaines school in Paris, where she is faced with a devastating choice: choose Christian and be an outcast, or choose the coven and secure her place with the witches.

When the fate of the supernatural world is targeted by a sinister new threat, Christian and Victoria must unite their two warring species to defeat it. Their bond will be tested, twisted, and sorely weakened, and Tori will find herself in uncharted territory—a dangerous place to be when her blood’s magic has its own dark agenda.

But to save them all, she may have no choice but to invoke its deadly power.

Christian felt hollow as if someone had scooped out his insides with a trowel, leaving only the shell of his body behind. Love didn’t always conquer all—sometimes it fled in the face of fear. He didn’t blame her. War was coming, after all.


Book #1, Bloodspell

The spell was simple...

Cruentus Protectum (Defend the Blood)

But what do you do if your blood is your enemy?

Victoria Warrick has always known she was different. An outcast at school, she is no stranger to adversity. But when she receives an old journal for her seventeenth birthday, nothing prepares her for the dark secrets it holds -- much less one that reveals she's a witch with unimaginable power.

What's more, when she meets the dazzling but enigmatic Christian Devereux, she has no idea how much her life is about to change. Enemies will hunt her. Friends will turn on her. The terrible curse that makes her blood run black will stop at nothing to control her. And Christian has a sinister secret of his own...

Without knowing whom to trust, can Victoria survive her blood's deadly desires? Or will she lose everything, including herself?
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AMALIE HOWARD grew up on a small Caribbean island (Trinidad & Tobago) where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure. 25 countries, surfing with sharks and several tattoos later, she has traded in bungee jumping in China for writing the adventures she imagines instead. She isn’t entirely convinced which takes more guts.

An aspiring writer from a young age, Amalie’s poem “The Candle,” written at age twelve, was published in a University of Warwick journal. At fifteen, she was  a recipient of a Royal Commonwealth Society Essay Award (a global youth writing competition). A Colby College graduate, she completed simultaneous Honors Theses in both French and International Studies, and graduated Summa Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa. At Colby, she was cited for research and criticism in Raffael Scheck’s article, “German Conservatism and Female Political Activism in the Early Weimar Republic,” and his subsequent book, Mothers of the Nation. She also received a distinction in English Literature from the University of Cambridge (A-levels) as well as a certificate in French Literature from the Ecole Normale SupĂ©rieure in Paris, France. Traveling the globe, she has worked as a research assistant, marketing representative, teen speaker and global sales executive.

agold-authorShe is the author of several young adult novels critically acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Spring 2014 Kid’s INDIE NEXT title. Her debut novel, Bloodspell, was a #1 Amazon bestseller and a Seventeen Magazine Summer Read. As an author of color and a proud supporter of diversity in fiction, her articles on multicultural fiction have appeared in The Portland Book Review and on the popular Diversity in YA blog. She currently resides in Colorado with her husband and three children. She is represented by the Liza Royce Agency and is a member of SCBWI.


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Friday, November 20, 2015

Book Review: The Blood Of Olympus (The Heroes Of Olympus #5) by: Rick Riordan

Release Date: October 7, 2014
from Disney Hyperion
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"Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake.

The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it "might" be able to stop a war between the two camps.

The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over."

My Thoughts:

Well it is over. It has been quite the journey and we have reached the end. I have really enjoyed following these characters over the last five books (or ten books if we are talking about some characters). As with any conclusion it is always hard to say goodbye, but I definitely feel satisfied with the way everything came together.

Before I discuss the things I enjoyed about the book, I first want to go into the one thing that I was really really upset over. I was so upset that we did not get a lot of Percy in this book and that he didn’t have any chapters. I get it. This series is not just his story, these books are a combination of many characters BUT I can’t help but think that this series wouldn’t even exist if it wasn’t for the first Percy Jackson books and I just feel a bit cheated as a reader that in this final book I didn’t get a lot of Percy. He was really a minor character in this conclusion. Again, I know it’s not his story, but I was kinda hoping that since this is the last time we were going to see him that he would have had a bigger part to play.

Other than the lack of Percy I did really enjoy The Blood of Olympus. I really like how so many different characters come together and blend. These characters have grown so much and have gotten so strong over the course of the series. As I have mentioned in previous reviews, the amount of perspectives can be hard to keep up with but it also allows the reader to see a much bigger picture.

My favorite perspectives in this book were Leo and Nico. Leo is just so funny and I really love him. I also love how strong and determined he is. He is probably my favorite character of the series outside of Percy. Then we have Nico who I really came to love. He is so lonely and my heart broke for him. I wanted him to see that he was surrounded by friends in the worst way and I was so happy with the way his story went over the course of this book. Oh and I also want to mention Jason because I really like him too but I mostly like his interactions with Percy. They are both just so funny together because they are so alike and when they are together they are such a strong force.

The Blood Of Olympus was a very good conclusion and I am so sad there are no more books to look forward to but I am really glad I was able to enjoy such a great ride.

Note: I wrote this review before I found out about The Trials Of Apollo and thought this was the end.. but YAY more from Percy world!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

25 Days of Book Boyfriends Blog Tour!

It's here! The schedule for the 25 Days of Book Boyfriends Blog Tour hosted by myself and Lovin Los Libros. We have such a fantastic line up this year and I cannot wait to kick off the tour. There are so many fantastic book boyfriends being featured. So be sure to favorite this page! I'll be updating the links to direct posts as the tour goes along in December!

December 1:
(Bishop, The Book of Ivy by: Amy Engel)

December 2:
(Garrett, The Deal by: Elle Kennedy)

December 3:
(Park, Eleanor and Park by: Rainbow Rowell)

December 4:
(Rowan Whitethorn, Throne Of Glass series by: Sarah J. Maas)

December 5:
(Zeth, Deviant by: Callie Hart)

December 6:
(Tucker Avery, Unearthly  by: Cynthia Hand)

December 7:
(Aldrik, Air Awakens by: Elisa Kova)

December 8:
(Maxon Schreave, The Selection series by: Kiera Cass)

December 9:
(Logan "High" Judd, Walk Through Fire by: Kristen Ashley)

December 10:
(Ryke Meadows, Addicted series by Krista and Becca Ritchie)

December 11:
(Rogan, Tough Enough by: M. Leighton)

December 12:
(Dash, Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by: David Levithan and Rachel Cohn)

December 13:
(Levi, Fangirl by: Rainbow Rowell)

December 14:
Book Scents
(Thorne Carswell, Lunar Chronicles by: Marissa Meyer)

December 15:
(Mathias, Zodiac by: Romina Russell)

December 16:
(Eric Northman, Sookie Stackhouse series by: Charlaine Harris)

December 17:
(Gabe Bowden, At Wolf Ranch by: Jennifer Ryan)

December 18:
(Kaidan Rowe, The Sweet Trilogy by: Wendy Higgins)

December 19:
(Tristan Archer, The Archers of Avalon by: Chelsea Fine)

December 20:
(Tarver, These Broken Stars by: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner)

December 21:
(Raffe, Penryn and the End of Days by: Susan Ee)

December 22:
(Dimitri Belikov, Vampire Academy by: Richelle Mead)

December 23:
(Curran, Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews)

December 24:
(West Leavitt, Deeper/Harder by Robin York)

We hope you will follow along with the tour! I am super excited to see all of these book boyfriends featured!

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