Sunday, 31 March 2013

Review of #11 Libera Me (The Requiem Series #2) by Christine Fonseca

Hey everyone! :D

Once I finished reading Book One of The Requiem Series (Lacrimosa), I was at the edge of my seat.
The suspense of the last book was breathtaking and there were no stops, just breathless thrill.

When I first started reading it, I was kinda confused because there were a few elements such as the sacrifices that Zane made. I was so utterly clueless but I kept going on because I needed to know what's going to happen to Aydan now that Nesy...ooopps. No spoilers here! :D

I found out there were book 1.5 of The Requiem Series but it doesn't matter.

It was definitely shocking to see that Zane has feelings because in the last book, he was like a total a-hole but I definitely saw the different side of him.

I was really happy and sad at the same time of Nesy's condition but overall, this book is definitely worth my time.

It's great and its the same as Lacrimosa, Suspense at every single page.

Sincerely,
Selina. :D  

Review of #10 Lacrimosa (The Requiem Series #1) by Christine Fonseca

Hey guys and gals!
When I first started reading Lacrimosa, it was weird at first because of the style of writing.
BUT, as the story unfolds, I totally saw the need of that type of writing style. It is absolutely perfect for the story line and I love the way Nesy (The Main Character) plays her role in the book.

Expect Warrior Sentinels of Angels, expect suspense at every single page and expect the beautiful love story of Aydan and Nesy to unfold.

I love the way the story was told in different perspective and making the angels sound and look human too.

It was definitely a thrilling ride and the sudden shocking ending at the end really really made me want to know what happens in the next book.

I feel so sad at the end but if you really want to find out what this book is about, you gotta read it.
Its Seriously Damn Good. Period.

Sincerely,
Selina. :D

 

#21 Aurora by Marina Latcko

Thank you Marina for the book. :D



Perhaps sometimes you catch yourself wondering why you’re stuck to live in this ordinary world without magic wands, superhero abilities, or at worst, vampire friends.
Perhaps you seek substitutes for these amazing adventures unlikely to happen in this dull reality chasing uber-trendy things, swooning over boys, and being like others.
If you do, then we have very much in common, at least until recently.
Because you know one day my life was changed.
That day when I got involved into my friend’s love affair, I found out the reality was much more thrilling than any artificial world ever invented.
Far more…
 

Thursday, 28 March 2013

#20 Phantasma by Penelope Reece

Wow. We have reached number 20. #mindblown

Check out Penelope's Phantasma below. :D

The cover is seriously creepy. But I like it.




Alphie Brewster attends school, has friends, and a loving family. She’s even taken an interest in the hot new neighbor. It’s the normal life of your average eighteen-year-old. There’s only one problem. Alphie isn’t normal. She’s anything but. You see, Alphie’s got this problem. She’s always tired, is plagued with vivid nightmares, and can’t remember her past.

After Alphie stumbles upon a necklace that once belonged to her grandfather, and unintentionally opens a portal that sends a ghostly figure hurtling out at her from her bedroom mirror, she finds herself faced with another problem. A six foot four inch tall eccentric spook, named Noer, who fills her with fire while draining her energy as if she were a Duracell Battery.

With Noer constantly making her go all weak in the knees, Alphie wants nothing more than to be rid of both him and the necklace. Especially, since the sexy neighbor, Cary, has taken a fancy to her. And that’s not all. With both spook and Cary fighting for her attentions, Alphie starts to remember things. Things that she wished would stay buried. Then Alphie visits Noer’s home in Limbo, and things start to get even weirder.

If that all isn’t complicated enough, a vicious stranger comes looking for the necklace. And this stranger will do anything to get it. Within this chaos, will Alphie be able to come to terms with her past in order to save her family? Or will she become just another lost soul without a body?
 

#19 Karmic by Denise Mathew

Okay everyone! This is another book from Denise Mathew. :D
Don't get bored. I assure you, the synopsis is fascinating and it's totally different from all of her other books.




With a string of foster homes and a few minor brushes with the law behind him, seventeen-year-old Luke Tremaine is finally on the straight and narrow. But when one bad decision results in a fatal hit and run, he sees everything he's worked for, including his only real relationship with his almost girlfriend Daria, slip from his grasp. And just when he thinks his life is over, a new one begins.

Karma isn’t just a gorgeous goth chick, she’s a real live supernatural being who keeps a universal tab of all the rights and wrongs of humanity, and she has big plans for Luke. Unfortunately so does her evil sister Movekama AKA, Bad Karma.

With dark enemies popping up out of nowhere, and despite ghosts treating him like he’s the next Ghost Whisperer, Luke must either find out where he fits in Karma’s grand plan—one she’s not too keen on letting him in on—or watch Daria die for his ignorance.

With a healthy dose of humor, Karmic will take you on a whirlwind adventure, where magic and the mundane collide in the most amusing way.

Fans of Sherrilyn Kenyon's the Chronicles of Nick series might appreciate Karmic.
 

#18 The Crush (Book 1) by Denise Mathew

Another book from Denise Mathew. Do check it out. :D
The cover is SUPER COOL.




For more years than Spark has been alive, the Crush has claimed lives, and now it might be ready to claim his life too.

It’s been thirty-five years since North America was decimated by a plastic eating Vapour that destroyed all technology, and life as anyone knew it. Deep in the country, far away from the old world cities, two clans now exist, Crystals who make the rules, and Pickers who follow them or die for their disobedience.

Born into the Crystal clan, sixteen-year-old Lilith has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight, a talent that has assured her a spot in the Castigates, the elite killers and leaders of her clan.

Sixteen-year-old, Spark, a Picker from the village of Candle, knows that salvaging Glass, the new currency, from Pile 3 of the Crush—mountains of landfill that the old world once used to dispose of garbage—is not only forbidden, it’s deadly, yet desperation makes him ignore the rules.

Captured by Crystals for trespassing, Spark’s fate and death are already written. But when Lilith lays eyes on Spark, she is struck by his uncanny resemblance to a boy that she once loved. With no thought for the consequences, Lilith, in an act that instantly brands her a traitor, saves Spark from certain death at the hands of her people.

And just like that, Spark and Lilith’s old lives unravel and their new lives are rewoven into something that neither of them expects. With no safe place to go, and no one to trust but each other, the sworn enemies and pariahs to their people, must look beyond all they have been taught to believe, and learn for themselves that love, acceptance and hope for a better life can be found in people and places no one would ever expect.

In the ultimate game of cat and mouse the most unlikely of allies have a chance to search beyond the lies that have shaped their whole existence, to find the truth that they can build their future upon.

 

#17 Grey Boy by Denise Mathew

The synopsis of Grey Boy is seriously interesting. Thank You Denise for the books. :D

Check out the cover and synopsis of Grey Boy down below. :D



It takes one second to detonate a bomb, one week to discover your father is a murderer and one brutal beating to know your life will never be the same again. This is the story of what comes after.
Len George knows from personal experience what society does to the son of murderer, he has the scars to prove it. So in the six years after his father’s death, Len, now eighteen, has worked hard to stay on the fringe of society and away from the shadows of his father’s actions.
When Maddy Kelley's mother died of a brain tumor she wanted to throw herself into the grave too, because ten-year-old girls aren’t supposed to watch their mother die from cancer. Years later, and after many personal struggles, Maddy finally seems to have a handle on her life.
When Len and Maddy’s paths cross, they surprisingly find a mutual connection, and love that begins to heal the scars of their painful pasts. But when their personal tragedies are forced back into the open and all their secrets are revealed, Len and Maddy have a choice to make, move forward into the future, or drown in the past.
Grey Boy is a story about the unheard victims, the people who are left behind when a member of their family commits an unspeakable crime.
 

#16 Breathe by Elena Dillon

This book is cool.
Look below to know why its cool. :D
Haha.

It's simple yet beautiful. *sigh*



Jasmine’s life wasn’t normal for a 16 year old girl. It hadn’t been normal since the murder of her older sister, Daisy, two years ago. Her life had been changed forever. The monster that murdered Daisy was never caught. That was the reason her family decided to move away from their hometown in Southern California, to start over. Hopefully in a place where the last name Rourke wouldn’t bring on staring or judgment or morbid curiosity.

In Lafayette, Louisiana things are quite a bit different but in a good way. Good manners, Cajun accents and a whole lot of Southern Hospitality all make her think things are going in the right direction. On top of that the most gorgeous boy she has ever met is interested in her. Her new friends are better than she could have hoped for even if she is worried about what they might think when they find out who she is. Life would be perfect if odd things didn’t keep happening. Creepy phone calls, texts, and flowers in her locker start adding up quickly to something terrifying. Could the Monster have followed them to Lafayette? Was he coming after her this time? Maybe she was just worrying unnecessarily…or not
 

#15 Kindred (Night School Vampire Hunter Novella #2) by Michelle Cornwell-Jordan

This is the 2nd book of the Night School Vampire Hunter Novella, Kindred.
If you haven't read the post about Book One, click ---> http://booksandsweetepiphany.blogspot.com/2013/03/14-night-school-vampire-hunter-novella.html




Angel and her friends at Ame Academy, a boarding school for preternatural and humans are back, and they are preparing for battle against the dark forces that kidnapped Angel’s younger brother Jordan. Angel had recently discovered that she was a Hunter and that she alone has a special weapon against her enemies, her blood, which is discovered to be toxic to her enemies. Angel is prepared to use her training and all that is at her disposal in order to save Jordan, even if that means joining forces with the strange and mysterious Rafael, who at their first meeting, she recognized him as the boy she had dreamed about for weeks prior to his arrival at the school. Angel cannot shake the feeling that she knew Rafael before, and is hopelessly drawn to her extremely handsome fellow hunter.

Rafael frightens her, he hints of a secret; another time and another life lived.


Can love survive two lifetimes?

Events unfold that provides the answers to who Rafael really is and what they mean to one another; and along with these strange and blossoming emotions for Rafael, along with guilt and fear for her brothers safety; Angel discovers that she is more than just a Vampire Hunter, and that she plays a major role in a ancient prophecy, which she must fulfill by facing a force so evil that survival is not promised.

But she will face the Dark One, Angel will sacrifice all, if it means saving all whom she loves.

Many questions are answered, but the drama is just beginning….
 

#14 Night School Vampire Hunter Novella #1 by Michelle Cornwell-Jordan

Check out Michelle's YA book, The Night School Vampire Hunter Novella. I assure you, its different from Twilight. :D



Fifteen year old Dasheen Bellamy’s world is turned upside down, when she is accused of killing her father and godmother. Dasheen cannot remember the events of the night her world is destroyed, but she feels inside that she is innocent; due to lack of evidence against her and with no other family; Dasheen and her younger brother Jordan, are sent to the elusive and mysterious Ame’ Academy ; a residential school where all is not what it appears. There all goes well, until Jordan, begins to become distant and behave strangely as if he is afraid of something or someone. Jordan is transferred to Ame’ Academy’s Night School track, which is usually only open to special cases. In order to discover what is happening with her brother, Dasheen is finally allowed to also transfer, attending classes in the evening while the rest of the world sleeps. Soon Dasheen’s world changes again as she discovers that things out of fairytales and horror stories exist, that she has ancient powers and is the major player in a mystical prophecy; and then she falls in love with a boy, whose mission is to see that she is destroyed before her destiny is fulfilled…  

#13 Shadow Of The Wolf by S.M. Pace

Hey everybody!
Check out the cover and synopsis of Shadow Of The Wolf below. :D
I didn't really like the cover but you know what they say, Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover




Toby has always felt like an outcast in his village, but he thought winning a game at the Summer Fair was the answer to making friends. The local boys disagreed and literally threw Toby to the wolves. Stranded in enemy territory with a broken leg, he’s offered two options by the resident werewolves; death or permanent exile from his race.

Although Toby longs to return to his family, he chooses to live. But the werewolf children torment him just like the boys and girls back home. When he fights back and discovers he can wield magic, a crime in his old kingdom, he realizes he’s safer with the werewolves than he ever was amongst his own kind. He even finds happiness and acceptance, until his real sister contacts him with her own forbidden magic.

Fearing for her safety, Toby must decide where his loyalties lie; with the family he grew up with or the werewolves who took him in when his own people discarded him?  

#12 Transcend by Christine Fonseca

This is another book from Christine Fonseca.
Check out Transcend's book cover and synopsis.
Personally, I'm in love with the cover. :D



All seventeen-year-old composer Ien Montgomery desires is an escape from his family's rigid expectations for his life; someone to inspire his music. When he meets a beautiful violin-prodigy, Kiera McDougal, his life music takes on new life. With her, he imagines a future outside of his parents’ control. That is, until a horrible accident tears them apart.

Sent to die in a sanatorium, Ien’s obsession for Kiera grows unbearable. Tortured by thoughts he can’t escape and the truth of his monstrous disfigurement, he flees, desperate to exact revenge on the people that ruined his life – his parents. But, vengeance is empty. Betrayed by those closest to him, Ien discovers that the price for his happiness may be his sanity.

Set amidst the landscape of New York's Gilded Age, and inspired by Phantom of the Opera, TRANSCEND exposes the fine line between love and madness.

Isn't this fascinating?
 

#11 Libera Me ( The Requiem Series #2) by Christine Fonseca

Check out the 2nd book of The Requiem Series.
If you have not read the post for Lacrimosa, the 1st book of the Requiem Series, click http://booksandsweetepiphany.blogspot.com/2013/03/10-lacrimosa-requiem-series-1-by.html

I've read book one already and its fantastic. The review of Lacrimosa will be up soon, so Stay Tune!
Check out the cover and synopsis of the second book below. :D
WARNING: Do avoid reading this post as it has spoilers from the last book.



"An emotional ride that kept me guessing at every turn, dip, and upside down whirl. This novel will have you gripping your e-reader until your fingers are white. Love, sacrifice, redemption, damnation, hot angels and demons, it has it all and so much more!" - Heather McCorkle, Author of To Ride A Puca

What happens when everything you’ve sacrificed for is lost?
Aydan thought Nesy’s death would be the end of him, until he meets Nessa and his hope is restored. Could she be Nesy reborn? He is certain she must be. That is, until her lack of memories and incessant nightmares begin to erode his faith.

Zane is used to trusting his mind, his wisdom and his angelic senses. But these attributes are no help with Nessa. He has no way to be certain of her identity, no way to know the truth. That is, unless he listens to the one thing he has refused to acknowledge throughout his existence - his feelings for Nesy.

Blind to both angel and demon, Aydan and Zane must figure out the truth behind Nesy's identity before all is lost, Azza discovers the truth and the Beast is again unleashed.

The lines between good and evil have never been so blurred.
 

#10 Lacrimosa (The Requiem Series #1) by Christine Fonseca

Hey guys!
It's been hectic as hell for the last couple of weeks as I struggled to finish my assignments and send in scholarship applications.
But, alas! I am partially done with all my work and decided to rest today.
Rest, as in write in Books & Sweet Epiphany. :D
I have a LOT of books waiting for me and I am super excited to take some time off, ignore the world and delve into my imagination.
First of all, I would like to thank Christine for the book, Lacrimosa.
Check out the cover and synopsis of Lacrimosa below. Enjoy!


It's been three thousand years since the fall of Azzaziel and the rebirth of evil; three thousand years since the Sentinal Order, an elite group of warrior angels, returned to Celestium. Their job-rid Earth of the dark creatures, the UnHoly. And with luck, end Azza's rule. As if casting out demons isn't hard enough, five-hundred-year-old Nesy has to masquerade as a teenage girl to do it. Nesy is the best of the Sentinals. She never makes mistakes, never hesitates, never gets emotionally involved. Until she meets Aydan. He is evil incarnate; a fallen angel that feeds off the souls of others. Everything Nesy is supposed to hate. But she can't, because he's also the love of her former life as a human girl-a life that ended too soon, tying her to emotions she was never supposed to feel. Now Nesy must choose between doing her duty-damning Aydan to the fiery depths of hell-or saving him, and condemning herself. And her choice may cost her, and Celestium, far more than anyone realizes. How much will she sacrifice for love?



 

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Review of #9 Mortality by Kellie Sheridan

I LOVE Kellie too.
I LOVE Zombies too, as you can see.
I want a physical copy of the book but I can't get it here!
Why, oh why? The world is so bloody evil. = (
Savannah is headstrong, stubborn as hell, strong and determined.
It was the character that made me fall in love with Mortality.
The zombies made me fall Harder in love with Mortality.
Its super fantastic and I'm reading Mortality again when I have free time.

The story line is great, making me feel every bump on the road, the fear and the pain.
I love that there were two points of view, from Savannah to the girl who was turning into the second type of zombie.

I wish there was another word that is greater than great.
For those of you out there who loves zombies, do give this book a try.
It will be worth it.
Of course, the amount of suspense that I'm getting from the books that I've reviewed will definitely kill me one day, so, Kellie, do give me the second book of mortality to review as soon as possible.
I do not want to die. *wink,wink*

Sincerely,
Selina.  

Review of #8 Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton

I'm in LOVE with Ripley Patton!
Ghost Hand is fantastic and I love it.

A whole bloody town that you think you know turns out to be a load of crap, filled with bad people who would LOVE to take away your powers.
I'm in love with the character, Olivia. She's tough as nails and won't back down even if it means her life.
The villains in the story is great too.
There's humor too and its just too funny.

In short, this story is exciting, scary, and spun with love, lies and deceit.
Ripley Patton is definitely in my Awesome Authors List.

Sincerely,
Selina. :D  

Review of #7 Into The Dark by Kristen Pham

Into The Dark has a very interesting and unique plot unlike no other.
It is cool that Kristen has used the Pyramid as a launch chamber, just waiting for the last person to use it.
I didn't really like the starting at first because it doesn't really make sense but throughout the story, Valerie, the main character, started to grow and sounded more mature.
It was definitely cool that if Valerie uses magic on Earth, her life span is considerably short as hell.
AND, having to live in another planet which is IN THE BLACKHOLE itself is super cool.

Overall, the starting of the story should be better but the ending is SUPERB.
I love the suspense and well, its killing me.
I'm now waiting for the 2nd book and see how Valerie will destroy that b****, if you know what I mean. *wink, wink*

Sincerely,
Selina.
P.S. 
Kristen, do let me know if the second book is out.
Thanks. :D
 

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Review of #6 Sunset Rising by S.M.McEachern

This book made my day.
I can't believe I'm saying this but Sunset Rising is SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE HUNGER GAMES!!
Sorry, Katniss! But Sunny is So much better than you.
Sorry to all the Hunger Games fans but Sunset Rising surpasses my expectation.
Sunset Rising is a rollercoaster ride with a terrifying drop at the end. A beautiful love story filled with danger and horror.
The Greatest Book  I've Ever Read.

Sincerely,
Selina.
P.S.  Can't wait for the second book. The suspense is KILLING ME. :)

 

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

#9 Mortality by Kellie Sheridan

Hey guys!
I received Mortality from Kellie a few days ago. I am so freaking happy. :D
Check out Mortality's cover and synopsis.
It has ZOMBIES!!! Yay!!



After surviving a deadly plague outbreak, sixteen-year-old Savannah thought she had lived through the very worst of human history. There was no way to know that the miracle vaccine would put everyone at risk for a fate worse than un-death. 

Now, two very different kinds of infected walk the Earth, intent on nothing but feeding and destroying what little remains of civilization. When the inoculated are bitten, infection means watching on in silent horror as self-control disappears and the idea of feasting on loved ones becomes increasingly hard to ignore. 

Starving and forced to live inside of the abandoned high school, all Savannah wants is the chance to fight back. When a strange boy arrives with a plan to set everything right, she gets her chance. Meeting Cole changes everything. Mere survival will never be enough.


I seriously wish there are more zombie-apocalyptic novels.

 

#8 Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton

Received Ghost Hand from Ripley a few days ago.
The title sounds great!
Check out Ghost Hand's cover and synopsis down below.




Olivia Black just discovered that her ghost hand, a rare birth defect, can do more than light up a room. It can reach into people and pull things out. Things from the darkest depths of the human psyche never meant to exist in this world.

Olivia can pickpocket the soul.

But she can’t control her ability, or the strange items it extracts, and the only thing between Olivia and the men bent on taking the power of her hand is a boy she barely knows and doesn't trust.


Doesn't it sound freaking amazing? :D
 

#7 Into The Dark by Kristen Pham

Received this book from Kristen Pham a few days ago.
Thanks Kristen!
Check out 'Into The Dark' cover and synopsis down below.




Fifteen-year-old Valerie Diaz has always been told that the yellow-eyed man who follows her, bringing violence in his wake, is only a hallucination, a symptom of the mysterious disease that is killing her. But that doesn’t stop her from trying to defeat him.

When she sees an innocent in danger, logic disappears and something inside her takes over, enabling her to take down men three times her size. Adrenaline, the doctors say when they see the trembling girl with wild eyes standing beside an unconscious hulking form. When Valerie is given proof that her delusions are real and her illness is the result of powerful magic, she must unravel the secrets of her past in order to save her life.

INTO THE DARK follows Valerie on a journey that straddles two worlds. In order to survive, she must travel many light years away, to a world where anything is possible - even magic. On the Globe, imaginary friends come to life, the last of the unicorns rules the realm, and magic seeps from the pores of all the Conjurors who live there.  

Review of #5 Morning Rising by Samantha Boyette

Its a new, refreshing twist to a young adult romance novel.
Perks of reading Morning Rising:
-There's girl-on-girl action. (Hehehehe. This is for those who like that stuff. Nothing too hardcore. =D)
-There's war and destruction.
-There's superpowers.
-Its in another dimension/world where the egg yolks are purple.
-Yes, PURPLE.

Its great to see more female characters taking up the role of heroine.
GIRL POWER! Yay!
Morning Rising took me on a journey filled with heartbreak, curses, laughter and fun.
Who knew regaining your memory with an awakening stone is painful?
Oh yeah. There's also Demitar who is kinda like Lucifer in my book.
Personally, I think that Demitar is a real pussy. He doesn't really sound that scary in the novel but its nice to see heroines kicking butt.

I can't wait for book 2 because I'll like to know what'll happen next.
If its out, Samantha, do give me a copy. :D 

Sincerely,
Selina.
 

Review of #4 Walking In The Shadows by Cassandra Giovanni

Its another great book from Cassandra.
Definitely a page turner.
The fictional Crimson Reign in Cassandra's world is like the Twilight Series in out world.
Its funny to see the majority of the female species in "Walking In The Shadows" are crazy for Crimson Reign, just like our crazy die-hard Twilight fans!
The way she describes Tad Knightley makes me soft, as in *long sigh*
I admire the way Vera/ Abigail carry on with her life even though it sucks like hell cause her parents were murdered by sick psychos pretending to be vampires based on the Crimson Reign Series.
Suspense is imminent in this novel.

I love LOVE this book. :D
Perks Of Reading Walking In The Shadows:
-There's romance (A student-teacher romance BUT believe me, Vera was Tad's girlfriend when he graduated from the university)
-You can guess the killer (Point your finger to that crazy b***h)  =)
-You'll love the ending.

Sincerely,
Selina.
:D  

Sunday, 10 March 2013

#6 Sunset Rising by S.M.McEachern

Just received Sunset Rising from S.M.McEachern a few minutes ago.
Excited!!
Check out the cover of the book and the synopsis. :D



February 2024: World War III has begun. Military vehicles are seen disappearing into a mountainside. Desperate to find refuge from the nuclear storm, a group of civilians discovers a secret government Bio-Dome. Greeted by a hail of bullets and told turn back, the frantic refugees stand their ground and are eventually permitted entry. But the price of admission is high…

283 years later… Born a slave in the Pit, seventeen-year-old Sunny O’Donnell has reached a breaking point in her life. If trying to keep her father alive while still pleasing her demanding fiancĂ© isn’t stressful enough, now food and water rations are being reduced and workplace beatings are occurring more frequently. Although life in the Pit had never been easy, lately it was getting intolerable.
Then a chance meeting with Leisel Holt, daughter of the Dome’s insane President, gives Sunny a spark of hope for the future of the Pit. In an effort to fan that spark into a flame, she agrees to pose as the bride at Leisel’s wedding to Jack Kenner in order to save the bride from an assassination plot. But instead of saving Leisel, Sunny unknowingly plays into her political game and ends up marrying Jack Kenner herself. Now on the run as a traitor, Sunny escapes to the Pit with her new husband in tow only to find that her marriage has ignited a rebellion. 
“Sunset Rising” is the first book of a series. It is the tale of how a love story can revive the human spirit to rise up and fight the bonds of oppression.

 

#5 Morning Rising by Samantha Boyette

I was so happy when I received this book on Wednesday from Samantha Boyette.
Check out the cover and the synopsis below. :D


In the ever present dusk of Inbetween, Kara Hart wakes up dirty and alone with the memory of a girl named Dylan. She remembers meeting Dylan and how her heart beat when Dylan touched her face, but nothing else. When Kara is sent to Demitar, the evil ruler of Inbetween, the truth is revealed. She is Dylan's Guardian and neither of them are who they thought they were.

Set in a darker version our own world, Morning Rising follows Kara as she tries to save Dylan from Demitar's clutches. She is given three days to find Dylan and get her out of Inbetween before she belongs to Demitar forever. Memories must be regained and powers restored if they have a chance of escaping. Each memory and sighting of Dylan helps Kara remember the love they once shared. If only she can help Dylan remember before it's too late.

 

Review of #3 Dragon (Histories of Purga #1) by Rustin Petrae

This is a good book. It's worth reading even though its kinda confusing at the start.
I'm not stupid, just slightly confused. :D

Love the merging of old and new, love and hate, war and peace.
I love the setting and the characters.
I also love the way both Rooks and Terraquois were so bloody misinformed of each other that its funny.

This book also reminded me that wars started because of men with huge egos. 
No offence, guys. :D
Love the surroundings and love love love love EVERYTHING.
Rustin Petrae is definitely in my favourite authors list.

Sincerely and Truthfully,
Selina. 
:D  

Review of #2 Altered- Revelations Of The Evolved by Shawnda Currie

This book is seriously worth getting but I can't get it here due to numerous reason. (Like I'm in the Asia Pacific so its not available.)  = (

Its sad to see that Lacey is practically abandoned by her family and friends.
Her dad is an ass but its beautiful to see Lacey become a much stronger person.

The story line is SUPERB and I have put Shawnda Currie into my favourite author list.
There's tension and excitement in the story.
And....there's love~
*sigh*

And they went to Las Vegas!
*sigh*

And *sigh*
This story is amazing.
"5 HEARTS" or "5 STARS" or "2 Thumbs Up"

Sincerely and Truthfully,
Selina.
:D  

Review of #1 Black Moon by Jessica McQuay

First of all,

I LOVE the cover.
The synopsis is very interesting and beautifully written.
I want to thank Jessica for allowing me to read her book even though it is not fully edited yet.
The story line is great but it doesn't give me enough time to react (meaning, it was one thing after another without a pause).

I think that Paige being a half-faerie and half-shifter is a great medium to work with as she can be a kick-ass heroine but I can't really grasp her character.
I can see that she's strong but the way Paige is evolving in the story made me feel like Paige is a child with no mature thinking.

No offence, Jessica. :D
I think that the novel can be better and I look forward to see Paige becoming a stronger character with a firm determination. I love the idea of half-faerie and half-shifter and this world needs another heroine!


Sincerely and Truthfully,
Selina.  

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

#4 Walking In The Shadows by Cassandra Giovanni

Today, I've received this book from Cassandra Giovanni (Goodreads Author).
I've reviewed her book before, "In Between Seasons" and it was good.
This is the link to my short review of In Between Seasons.

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/446584998

I believe that Walking In The Shadows will be a great book. :D


Seconds seem like a lifetime when the life you lived is slowly drained out of you by those who care not what you felt, hoped, or dreamed. When the darkness comes it is all-consuming; there is no light and there is no pain. It is the never-ending loss of hope that now consumes me as I die in his arms.

This is Abigail Martin’s nightmare. After her parents become the first victims of a serial killer obsessed with the vampire saga, "Crimson Reign," Abigail does the only thing that she thinks will save her from her parent’s fate–she becomes some one else. As Vera MacIntrye, she falls in love with the very handsome Tad Knightley, and then walks into her first day at her new school to see him standing at the front of the classroom. He’s every teenage girls fantasy, but as he writes “Mr. Knightley: AP British Literature” across the white board Vera realizes the one person who filled the gaping hole in her heart will soon rip it wide open again. 

Vera struggles to adjust to being a ‘normal’ teenager with very adult responsibilities like paying the rent, buying groceries and making sure that lights stay on, while being drawn time and time again back to her off-limits teacher. What’s worse is he is drawn to her too, and their worlds refuse to stay apart when Tad finds Vera screaming in terror in the parking lot after the winter formal. The murderer has struck again and is getting closer to the next target–Vera. Tad will do whatever he can to save her, even if it means losing his dream job, but will it be enough when the murderer is closer than anyone ever thought?

 

#3 Dragon (Histories Of Purga #1) by Rustin Petrae

Received this book too yesterday from Rustin Petrae (Goodreads Author).
It is book one of the Histories Of Purga and the synopsis is really freaking interesting.



He was an enemy.

She saved his life.

The rest is history.

Rooks have embraced science and technology, even inventing helpful, microscopic, robots called nanos to create nearly any machine they want to meet their needs.

The Terraquois are their opposite. They have embraced the spiritual and have a deep bond with nature. It is this bond that allows them to transform into the animal that resembles their own, inner selves. 

These two races have fought each, often with brutal savagery, for centuries. But things change when the Rook prince, Rone Varlamagne, is shot out of the sky and left for dead in the desert by an unknown force. Keiara, the daughter of the Terraquois chieftan, is the one to find him but instead of killing him, she decides to save his life. It is one act. One conscious choice, but it changes everything for them and the entire face of Purga.

Together, they face foes from every direction...and they will stop at nothing to protect each other.



*sigh* love & war is the theme of this book.  

#2 Altered -Revelations Of The Evolved by Shawnda Currie

I received this book yesterday from Shawnda Currie (Goodreads Author).
I'm so excited that I have a pile of e-books in my mail just waiting for me to read and review it.
Its a YA book and below is the synopsis. XD

Abandoned by her family, Lacey is sent to a juvenile detention center known as Clear Waters. Her teen years don't look promising until she is befriended by a mysterious stranger named Taylor, a gorgeous guy whose captivating eyes seem to stare into her soul. 
Convinced she is in danger at Clear Waters, Lacey joins Taylor in a daring escape. 
As she meets Taylor's group of friends, she discovers that they're more than they seem - they've been sent from the future to head off an evil corporate plot that will lead to a world war unless averted. With Lacey as their only hope to prevent a grim future, Taylor shows Lacey how to tap into her psychic abilities known in his time as evolved humans. 
Travelling with her new friends, she discovers the magic of love while she grows into the powerful warrior chosen to make the difference to the world.

 

Monday, 4 March 2013

#1 Black Moon by Jessica McQuay

I've received a copy of Black Moon by Jessica McQuay(Goodreads Author) this morning and I can't wait to read her book. My review would be up in 2 to 3 weeks time tops!


"Am I losing my mind?"

Paige couldn't help but question her sanity. What other explanation could there be for her hearing a conversation held barely above a whisper in the back of a classroom full of students? What about coming home to find one of those very classmates lying in wait in the darkness of her home, ready to attack her? 

Confused, frustrated and feeling every ounce of her social ostracism, Paige confides in the one person she's always been able to count on: her mom. But when her mom reveals a deeply rooted, unbelievable family secret, Paige discovers her world is filled with more than she ever imagined possible. A world where fairytales live alongside nightmares and secrets are the glue that binds them together. Suddenly no one is who they seem and Paige is faced with more questions than answers. Can she survive in a world filled with creatures scarier than anything she could imagine and where deceit runs as thick as blood? Or will the truth send her over the edge?



I LOVE the cover and the synopsis itself is mysterious and the suspense is KILLING ME.
So, I'll start reading it right away. 
:D  

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