Monday 31 March 2014

TBR Orphan Challenge - March Update

Time to see how I did on my challenge this month.

Overall I'm not reading a lot compared to my usual reading habits. I'm having a hard time concentrating, and helping Voodoo Bride with her writing doesn't help either.

Even with all that I managed to remember my poor orphaned books.

I started out reading about half of the stories in Home Improvement.
When reading the Stacia Kane story I was reminded I still hadn't read:

Chasing Magic
I immediately remedied that situation.
How this book turned into an orphan is beyond me!
I love this series, and even preordered this book in 2012. I must have had a blackout or something to overlook this book for so long.

So that's one and a half orphan this month.
I'm doing well.

How about you?

Saturday 29 March 2014

Grigori Legacy - Giveaway

Today I have a giveaway for you!

One reader of my blog will win a copy of Sins of the Angels or Sins of the Son by Linda Poitevin

For those of you unfamiliar with this series:
The Grigori Legacy series is nail-bitingly good. It's full of suspense, heartbreaking romance, and thrilling action.

Be sure to click the links in this post to go to my reviews and to take a look at Linda's website, where you can find info and buy links.

Now for some rules:
- Leave a comment telling me which book you would want to win
- Leave a way for me to contact you
- Do so before April 6th 2014, I will pick a winner soon after.

Open to everyone who's old enough to read these books, legally allowed to enter this giveaway, and who lives somewhere the bookdepository ships to.

Friday 28 March 2014

Circle of Fire - Book Review

Circle of Fire (Damask Circle #1)
by Keri Arthur

What is it about:
Sixteen teenagers taken from their homes. Eleven bodies recovered, each completely drained of blood. Some believe vampires are responsible, but Jon Barnett knows it's something far worse. To stop the killers in Taurin Bay, he becomes enmeshed in a web of black magic and realizes he needs help. But fate gives him only one choice in the form of recluse Madeline Smith.
Madeline Smith has retreated to an isolated farmhouse, afraid of the psychic abilities she can't control-abilities that have killed. But when "ghost" Jon Barnett brings a warning of danger and her nephew disappears, Maddie has to leave her haven. She also has to learn to control the abilities she fears and place her trust in Jon Barnett, a man who is neither human nor ghost.

But as the search for the teenagers becomes a race against time, and the noose of sorcery threatens to kill Maddie and Jon, the greatest danger to them both could be the feelings they have for each other-feelings that they refuse to acknowledge.

What did I think of it:
This is a really nice read.

I will confess it was the new cover that made me finally start on this series, I'm shallow like that.

Luckily this turned out to be a very entertaining and suspenseful Paranormal Romance. I liked both Madeline and Jon and enjoyed reading about them getting to know each other, and learning to work together and trust each other.

I didn't always get Madeline. First she's hesitant to leave her house, next she's walking straight into danger. Her behavior was contradicting her thoughts and feelings at times. But it never got to the point were it really annoyed me.

There's lots of action and intrigue, and I kept reading to find out what was going to happen next. The bad guys were a bit too easily spotted in my opinion, but apart from that this was a cool read.

Overall this is a very enjoyable read, and I will most certainly give the next book in this series a try. Especially as that too got a pretty new cover.

Why should you read it:
It's a really nice Paranormal Romance.

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Thursday 27 March 2014

Yesterday's Kiss - Book Review by Voodoo Bride

Yesterday's Kiss
by Carly Fall

ebook, novella

What is about:
Is she really encountering her one true love from the past?

When Maggie Ramos signs her divorce papers, she’s determined to start a new life free from her ex-husband’s verbal abuse and unfaithful behavior.

As a new start and celebration, Maggie decides to take a trip to Bisbee and Tombstone, Arizona. Because of her fascination with history, the two places have always captivated her with their rich pasts.

During a tour of the Copper Queen Mine in Bisbee, Maggie’s encounter with a miner named Joseph leaves her questioning her sanity. Claiming that he is her dead husband from the past, he is determined to prove to her that their love was real. He takes her on a journey vacillating between the present and the early 1900s, leaving Maggie to wonder if her psyche is shattering, or if she is really encountering her one true love from the past.

Does true love transcend death?

What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
This is a really nice read.

Maggie is hurt, to the point of broken, by her ex-husband and this colors her view of both herself and the world around her. She's insecure and shy, so going on a trip all by herself is a big step for her. Then she meets Joseph, who claims to be her dead husband, and she starts fearing she lost her mind.

I liked how Maggie questions the existence of Joseph. She doesn't immediately believes he's real. And seeing how he tells her everything she has secretly longed to hear, it's not strange she thinks he's a figment of her imagination.

The interaction between Joseph and Maggie is both sweet and heartbreaking. Maggie feels so bad about herself, she can't accept Joseph thinks she's wonderful. When he takes her on a trip through the town where they met in another life, she will have to decide if he's real, and if so: how she will deal with a ghost who loves her.

Overall this is a lovely, bittersweet story about immortal love, and about accepting and loving yourself. I can advice this to anyone looking for a nice, romantic, paranormal read.

Why should you read it:
It's a bittersweet Paranormal Romance

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Wednesday 26 March 2014

Written in Red - Book Review

Written in Red (The Others #1)
by Anne Bishop

What is it about:
No one creates realms like "New York Times "bestselling author Anne Bishop. Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities--vampires and shape-shifters among them--who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans.

As a "cassandra sangue," or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut--a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard--a business district operated by the Others.

Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she's keeping a secret, and second, she doesn't smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she's wanted by the government, he'll have to decide if she's worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.

What did I think of it:
Last year everyone around me was raving about how great this book was. But even though I loved Anne Bishop's Black Jewels series I thought the hardcover was just too expensive. So I waited for the Mass Market Paperback.

And I must say I'm glad I did.

This is a really beautiful read, don't get me wrong. I loved it, but it does have its flaws.

One of them is Meg. She is such a Mary Sue. Now I could have expected this, because Bishop likes her Mary Sue's. Janelle from the Black Jewels series is one as well. Still, I had hoped Meg would be more of a real character instead of the greatest thing since sliced bread, so to speak.

And there's Simon. Maybe he'll grow on me eventually, but in this book I didn't like him much. It's hard to like a character who would most probably fantasize about how he would prepare me for his next meal if I ever met him.

And why did the days of the week have different names? It was not needed, confusing, and reeked of lazy world building. (Oh, let's give the days of the week other names, so people know it's not the real world!)

Now that I got my biggest pet peeves out the way:

I loved the world building! It was cool, original and well worked out. It didn't need the 'day of the week' thing to evoke a feeling of Other. It was intriguing, captivating and drew me in from the start.

And the crows! I loved the crows and the inclusion of other unusual shifters. I loved how each shifter had traits of the animal he or she shifted into when in human form. And Jake! I think Jake the crow was my favorite character.

I also really liked the vampires. They were a perfect mix of myth and Bishop's own ideas about vampires.


I could go raving on about the world building and creatures for a long time.

So even though I wasn't immediately invested in Meg I was captivated by the world and all the minor characters. And from there I was drawn into the story. Soon I didn't mind Meg's Mary Sue-ness so much, and I kept reading to find out more about all those cool crows, owls and other creatures.

In the end I loved this book, but I will confess I didn't love it so much to think it's worth paying 18 Euro for. I will most certainly read the next book in this series, but once again I will most probably wait for the paperback.

Why should you read it:
Ehm... I mean: It's a beautifully written Urban Fantasy.

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Tuesday 25 March 2014

Reveal by Brina Courtney - Promo

Title: Reveal (Cryptid Tales #1)

Author: Brina Courtney

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

You think seeing ghosts is weird? Tell me something I don't know.

Shay Tafford's childhood has been fatherless, filled instead with memories of speaking to the
dead. She is forced to hide her unique ability from those living around her. That's why it's been comforting to have Jeremy, a child ghost, as her confidante. But recently he's been absent, perhaps lost as her father is. When Shay meets Hugh, the guy she's had a crush on for weeks, and finds he can speak to ghosts too, she's just starting to find a normalcy in her life.

But as Hugh reveals the truth to Shay, about who she really is and about what it is she can do, he erases all chances she had at a normal existence. Turns out talking to ghosts is just scratching the surface of her genetically engineered gifts. Shay learns she may be part of an age old prophecy that could save the entire race of cryptids.  But can she?


"So here I am with a dead girl in my car, in a super creepy forest, stalking a potentially dead father…yeah, not one of my brightest moments."
"She sighs, “Shay you can’t live your life in fear.  If you do there’s just no point in living."
"He turns and leaves, heading towards the math building and though I hate to see him leave, I do love to watch him walk away."
 About Brina Courtney

Brina Courtney is a young adult author obsessed with chocolate, crime shows, and fantasy movies. She's spent the last few years as an elementary teacher and a high school cheering coach. She lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two very loud, small dogs.


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Monday 24 March 2014

Once A Witch - Book Review

Once a Witch (Witch #1)
by Carolyn MacCullough

What is it about:
Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and she was supposed to be one of the most Talented among them. But Tamsin's magic never showed up. Now seventeen, Tamsin attends boarding school in Manhattan, far from her family.

But when a handsome young professor mistakes her for her very Talented sister, Tamsin agrees to find a lost family heirloom for him. The search—and the stranger—will prove to be more sinister than they first appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the secret of her true identity, unearth the sins of her family, and unleash a power so vengeful that it could destroy them all.

What did I think of it:
I totally bought this book for the pretty cover. Luckily it turned out the cover isn't the only good thing about this book.

This is a great story.

I liked Tamsin from the start. Being the only one without magic she's the black sheep of the family. Mocked by her sister and cousins, she's happiest when away from her family among 'normal' people. I could really understand how she felt, and when someone mistakes her for her sister, I didn't even want to slap her for not telling the truth. Instead I wanted her to succeed and to show her family what she can do.

I loved Tamsin's roommate Agatha, who's a cool and quirky character. I was sad she only had a very small role in the book. Luckily Tamsin got help from another character I really loved: Gabriel.

Gabriel is the son of a family friend, and has a Talent, but he's not judging and mocking Tamsin for not being Talented. He sees Tamsin for who she is and not for what she can or can't do. He joins Tamsin on her search and together they get into lots of trouble.

I really enjoyed this story. It's fun, full of action and suspense, and has a sweet romance. The ending, although leaving you with a cliffhanger, is satisfying enough that you don't feel cheated. That being said: I immediately ordered the next book, because I want more.

Why should you read it:
It's a fun and very enjoyable Paranormal YA read.

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Sunday 23 March 2014

Some DNFs

Time to list a couple of books I tried to read, but put aside without finishing. In other words: DNF = Did Not finish.

The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa
Although I love Kagawa's Blood of Eden series, this book couldn't grab my attention. I felt no connection with the lead characters.

Life on the Preservation by Jack Skillingstead
Another book where I just didn't connect with the characters enough to care about what was happening.

Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi
The writing felt a bit pretentious, but worse was the political flavor that was stamped all over the world building. But it might just be me, I will confess I was in a grumpy mood when trying this book.

Saturday 22 March 2014

The Tears of the Rose - Cover Reveal

Those of you who read my Teaser Tuesdays post may have seen I was so lucky to be reading an ARC of The Mark of the Tala by Jeffe Kennedy. The Mark of the Tala is the first book in the The Twelve Kingdoms series and will release in May, and the second book, The Tears of the Rose will release in November.

Today I am proud to be taking part in the cover reveal of The Tears of the Rose.

But first let me tell you about The Mark of the Tala:

The tales tell of three sisters, daughters of the high king. The eldest, a valiant warrior-woman, heir to the kingdom. The youngest, the sweet beauty with her Prince Charming. No one says much about the middle princess, Andromeda. Andi, the other one.

Andi doesn’t mind being invisible. She enjoys the company of her horse more than court, and she has a way of blending into the shadows. Until the day she meets a strange man riding, who keeps company with wolves and ravens, who rules a land of shapeshifters and demons. A country she’d thought was no more than legend–until he claims her as its queen.

In a moment everything changes: Her father, the wise king, becomes a warlord, suspicious and strategic. Whispers call her dead mother a traitor and a witch. Andi doesn’t know if her own instincts can be trusted, as visions appear to her and her body begins to rebel.
For Andi, the time to learn her true nature has come. . .

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Having already read The Mark of the Tala I can tell you it is a beautiful story. I'm already looking forward to reading The Tears of the Rose.

And now what you've been waiting for:

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Isn't it a pretty cover!
You can bet Voodoo Bride and I will get our hands and trotters on it this book as soon as we can.

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Friday 21 March 2014

NIL - Book Review

by Lynne Matson

What is it about:
On the mysterious island of Nil, the rules are set. You have one year. Exactly 365 days--to escape, or you die.

Seventeen-year-old Charley doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t even know where she is. The last thing she remembers is blacking out, and when she wakes up, she’s lying naked in an empty rock field.

Lost and alone, Charley finds no sign of other people until she meets Thad, the gorgeous leader of a clan of teenage refugees. Soon Charley learns that leaving the island is harder than she thought . . . and so is falling in love. With Thad’s time running out, Charley realizes that to save their future, Charley must first save him. And on an island rife with dangers, their greatest threat is time.

What did I think of it:
This is a cool read.

I will confess the premise of this book sounded so cool I preordered it even though it was priced over 10 Euro, and I usually only buy books that are priced below 10 Euro (unless it's by an autobuy author).

And even though there's less action than I expected, I very much enjoyed this story. I liked Charley and how she deals with what happens with her. Most of the other characters were interesting as well, although some were a bit flat, but seeing there were lots of characters, that's only to be expected.

The story is compelling and I was invested in the lead characters and their closest friends from the start. There are lots of unknowns and I liked how both the characters and the reader are left hanging. There are answers to be found, but Matson makes her characters work for it. I also liked that there are actual character deaths, and not just the flat characters either. It certainly gave the feeling no one is safe.

Overall this is a really intense and cool island adventure Young Adult romance. I will certainly keep an eye out for what else Matson may write.

Why should you read it:
It's a cool and entertaining YA read.

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Thursday 20 March 2014

On McPig's Wishlist - The Rules

This is one of those books that sounds really cool, but being over 10 Euro is just too expensive for me. I most probably will be buying the paperback when it releases in May.

The Rules (Project Paper Doll #1)
by Stacey Kade

1. Never trust anyone.

2. Remember they are always searching.

3. Don’t get involved.

4. Keep your head down.

5. Don’t fall in love.

Five simple rules. Ariane Tucker has followed them since the night she escaped from the genetics lab where she was created, the result of combining human and extraterrestrial DNA. Ariane’s survival—and that of her adoptive father—depends on her ability to blend in among the full-blooded humans in a small Wisconsin town, to hide in plain sight at her high school from those who seek to recover their lost (and expensive) “project.”

But when a cruel prank at school goes awry, it puts her in the path of Zane Bradshaw, the police chief’s son and someone who sees too much. Someone who really sees her. After years of trying to be invisible, Ariane finds the attention frightening—and utterly intoxicating. Suddenly, nothing is simple anymore, especially not the rules…

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Wednesday 19 March 2014

Deadly Thorns - Book Review

Thornhill/Deadly Thorns (Hemlock #2)
by Kathleen Peacock

What is it about:
Mac can’t lose another friend. Even if he doesn’t want to be found.

The ripple effect caused by Mac’s best friend Amy’s murder has driven Mac’s new love, Kyle, to leave Hemlock and disappear from her life forever. But Mac knows that Kyle plans to enroll in a rehabilitation camp, where he can live with other werewolves. She refuses to accept his decision, especially since the camps are rumored to be tortuous. So she sets out in search of Kyle with a barely sober Jason—and Amy’s all-seeing ghost—in tow.

Clues lead Mac to find Kyle in a werewolf den in Colorado—but their reunion is cut short by a Tracker raid. Now Mac and Kyle are trapped inside the electric fences of Thornhill, a camp for young werewolves. As she devises an escape plan, Mac uncovers dangerous secrets buried within the walls of Thornhill—and realizes that the risk to the people she loves is greater than ever before.

What did I think of it:
Once again a book with a UK and a US title. My book is the UK version.

I really loved the first book in this series, so I preordered this book. Still it ended up an orphan somehow. When I finally picked it up I was pulled into the story from the start though. This is a very cool read.

Mac is a character you can root for. She learned to be wary and cautious the hard way. Still she has a big heart and that is what gets her into trouble. I also love Mac's friend Serena. She's quirky and fun and a real friend. I wasn't too fond of the guys. I missed Serena's brother in this book, my favorite male character from book one.

There's lots of things going on and I like how Peacock continued to explore human nature as she did in Deadly Hemlock. The intrigue and action kept me engrossed and I had a hard time putting the book down.

The ending left me hungry for more and I will most certainly get my trotters on the next book when it releases.

Why should you read it:
It's a suspenseful Paranormal YA read.

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Tuesday 18 March 2014

Teaser Tuesdays - The Mark of the Tala

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: - Grab your current read - Open to a random page - Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) - Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This memory, so vivid, hurtled through me like a shooting star in the aftermath of my father's threat and his clear pleasure in my suffering.
Uorsin turned and strode off to question his prisoners, unholy glee in his eyes.*

(page 81, The Mark of the Tala (ARC) by Jeffe Kennedy)

*This is from the Advance Uncorrected Proof so the final version may be different

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Monday 17 March 2014

The Compound - Book Review

The Compound (The Compound #1)
by S.A. Bodeen

What is it about:
Eli and his family have lived in the underground Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone, and they've become accustomed to their new life. Accustomed, but not happy.

For Eli, no amount of luxury can stifle the dull routine of living in the same place, with only his two sisters, his father and mother, doing the same thing day after day after day.

As problems with their carefully planned existence threaten to destroy their sanctuary—and their sanity—Eli can't help but wonder if he'd rather take his chances outside.

Eli's father built the Compound to keep them safe. But are they safe—or sorry?

What did I think of it:
This is a nice read.

This book started out intriguing. Eli and his family are trapped in the underground compound and supplies are dwindling fast. How will they manage? Then a couple of the solutions Eli's father came up with got revealed, and I had to raise an eyebrow. I felt like some of the solutions were only added to the story for shock value, because anyone with half a brain could see the so called solutions weren't solutions at all. I will confess grumbling over that for quite a while.

Those grumblings aside the story was entertaining enough to keep me reading to find out how things would work out, and if Eli would grow a pair of balls and take action, instead of continue his moping about how unfair things were. Yes: I didn't like Eli! Consider it a compliment to Bodeen's storytelling that I kept reading regardless.

Near the end of the story things derailed a bit and got chaotic. Eli was finally doing things, but should have thought things through at times. The conclusion felt a bit rushed and left me feeling underwhelmed.

Overall this is a nice read, but I most probably will not reread it, and will only pick up the next book if I happen to run into a bargain.

Why should you read it:
It's an intriguing setting and set-up.

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Sunday 16 March 2014

Undead Reckoning - Book Review

Undead Reckoning: A Tale of Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse at Sea
by Zack Lynn

What is it about:
Kevin needs to get his family away from the swiftly-degenerating chaos of zombie-infested Seattle. With the roads and bridges jammed, escape by boat seems like a good idea. But survival at sea is not without complications, and danger lies ever in wait, in forms both living and undead...

What did I think of it:
This is a really fun zombie read.

I really liked Kevin and his family. They're level-headed mostly, and resourceful. Their quick thinking makes that they avoid stupid accidents, but luckily that doesn't mean there's no cool zombie action (although there might have been more zombie mayhem in my opinion, but I think that about all books ;-)). And zombies aren't the only danger Kevin and his family encounter, so there's action and thrills aplenty.

Lynn's writing style felt a bit detached I think, making that even though there's lots of things happening, and the family gets in trouble, I didn't get emotionally involved in the story. Not that I minded, the story is entertaining enough without the emotional involvement.

Overall this is a fun and fast read that I can advice to anyone who's looking for an uncomplicated zombie survival story.

Why should you read it:
It has zombies!

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Friday 14 March 2014

Through the Ever Night - Book Review

Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2)
by Veronica Rossi

What is it about:
It's been months since Aria learned of her mother's death.

Months since Perry became Blood Lord of the Tides, and months since Aria last saw him.

Now Aria and Perry are about to be reunited. It's a moment they've been longing for with countless expectations. And it's a moment that lives up to all of them. At least, at first.

Then it slips away. The Tides don't take kindly to former Dwellers like Aria. And the tribe is swirling out of Perry's control. With the Aether storms worsening every day, the only remaining hope for peace and safety is the Still Blue. But does this haven truly exist?

Threatened by false friends and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night?

What did I think of it:
This is a nice read.

I really enjoyed the first book in this series and was looking forward to reading this book.

It left me feeling a little bit underwhelmed.

There's been this big set up in the first book of a major storyline that I was sure would dominate Through the Ever Night. Instead there's a lot of blah at first about things I thought were taking too much time. Had I been Aria I would have been focused on other things than she is focusing on. I felt like kicking sense into both her and Perry. They really got on my nerves, and I actually was starting to like side characters more than I liked Aria and Perry.

Luckily finally Aria went on to do the things I thought she needed to be doing and from there on out the story got better. I still wanted to kick our heroic duo for being gullible, but that's something I want to do to a lot of characters in Young Adult books.

Overall I enjoyed the book, but not as much as the first book in this trilogy. I will most probably read the last book if I get my trotters on it, but I won't hunt it down.

Why should you read it:
It's a nice Dystopian YA read.

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Thursday 13 March 2014

On McPig's Wishlist - Mortal Danger

You might know by now I'm a bit of a fan piggy when it comes to Ann Aguirre, but come on:
Doesn't this sound like it might be a really cool read!?

Mortal Danger (Immortal Game #1)
by Ann Aguirre

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn't imagine being strong enough to face her senior year. But thanks to a Faustian compact with the enigmatic Kian, she has the power to make the bullies pay. She's not supposed to think about Kian once the deal is done, but devastating pain burns behind his unearthly beauty, and he's impossible to forget.

In one short summer, her entire life changes, and she sweeps through Blackbriar, prepped to take the beautiful people down from the inside. A whisper here, a look there, and suddenly... bad things are happening. It's a heady rush, seeing her tormentors get what they deserve, but things that seem too good to be true usually are, and soon, the pranks and payback turns from delicious to deadly. Edie is alone in a world teeming with secrets and fiends lurking in the shadows. In this murky morass of devil's bargains, she isn't sure who—or what--she can trust. Not even her own mind...

Expected publication: August 5th 2014 by Feiwel & Friends

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Wednesday 12 March 2014

Repossessed - Book Review by Voodoo Bride

Repossessed (Warlock Repo Man Chronicles #1)
by Shawntelle Madison

What is it about:
Return to the Coveted universe with a new series featuring witches and warlocks!

Supernatural matchmaker Tessa Dandridge knows a little mist here and a little magic there will help reckless werewolves and precocious pixies find love. That is, until her magical Smythe scroll is lost in her repo'ed car and she can't contact her V.I.P. clients. To connect with an important client cavorting in the fifth dimension, Tessa must depend on handsome Rob Shin, a warlock repo man, to enter Limbo and find her Smythe scroll.

Rob has money problems of his own, thanks to the bank determined to foreclose on his elderly aunt and uncle's home. Repossessing magic wands and cursed pianos from disgruntled warlocks isn't the best pay, but the Navy SEAL works well as a repo man to pay off his family's debts. Rob's repossession jobs catch up with him when a powerful warlock seeks to end his life for his constant meddling, drawing Tessa in the middle.

What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
After having read and loved Madison's Coveted and Kept, I wanted more, so I picked up Repossessed, which is set in the same universe as those books.

And this is a very enjoyable read.

I will confess I thought the main plot of Tessa trying to get back her scroll was a bit far fetched. I really couldn't believe that getting the scroll back through legal channels would be even more complicated than the way she's trying to get to the scroll.

But that aside this is a fun and entertaining read.

The interaction between Rob and Tessa was very enjoyable to read, and I loved Rob's family. I hope there will be more character development, and explanations of certain magical items and such in future books though.

Overall this book isn't as cool as the books in the Coveted series, but certainly fun enough to keep an eye out for the next book. I can advice this book to anyone who's looking for a fun and entertaining read.

Why should you read it:
It's a very enjoyable Paranormal Romance.

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Tuesday 11 March 2014

Teaser Tuesdays - Once a Witch

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: - Grab your current read - Open to a random page - Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) - Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I will confess I totally fell for this book because of the pretty cover. Just started on it, and I hope it will be a cool read.

This is exhausting. Granted, the subject of Talent makes all normal people feel odd if they even believe you at all and don't give you the there are places for people like you to get help look.

(page 56, Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough)