CBA Disucssions | Changes in Reading Habits

Posted August 9, 2013 by Christy / 2 Comments

  If you’ve read my About Me page then you know that Twilight was the series that got me started reading.  After I finished that series and after re-reading it a few times, I went crazy reading every vampire book that I could get my hands on.  I mean, I went through Vampire Academy, House of Night, Morganville Vampires, Vampire Kisses, Vampire Diaries, Black Dagger Brotherhood, Night Huntress, Chicagoland Vampires, Sookie Stackhouse, and I’m sure there are a few more that I’m forgetting.  I was completely obsessed with vampires.         Looking back, I really don’t know why I didn’t try other paranormal books that first year after I started reading. Maybe it was because I had just started […]

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Early Book Review | Gold by Talia Vance

Posted August 8, 2013 by Christy / 0 Comments

Series: Bandia # 2 Format: e-ARC Source: Netgalley Publisher: Flux Publication Date: September 8, 2013 Pages: 408 Goodreads | Amazon  Descended from an Irish demigod, Brianna has fled to Ireland to escape destruction at the hands of her sworn enemies, the Sons of Killian. Taking refuge at the estate of her former nemesis, Austin Montgomery, Brianna discovers a rift in time that opens to an era before the feud began. Wrestling with her newfound feelings for the more innocent Austin, Brianna begins to wonder if she can alter the past. But when Brianna and Austin learn that the Sons are raising an army of mythical beasts, the pair will need to use their magical strength in the present to avoid […]

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Book Review | Frigid by J. Lynn

Posted August 7, 2013 by Christy / 3 Comments

Series: Frigid #1 Format: Kindle Edition Source:Purchased Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary Publication Date: July 15, 2013 Pages: 240 Goodreads | Amazon For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn’t anything new. They’d been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the ‘man’ in man-whore. He’s never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn’t want to risk their friendship by declaring her love. Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him […]

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Deal Discoveries (4)

Posted August 3, 2013 by Christy / 1 Comment

  Here are some amazing books that are on sale on Kindle right now.  All of the below books are $3.99 or under!   Clicking on the link will take you to Amazon.   The Books   FREE     The Prices The Crown of Embers – 1.99 My Life After Now – 2.99 Chain Reaction – 2.99 The Compound – 3.99 Unbreak My Heart – 2.99 Bright Young Things – 1.99 Scorch – 1.99 Feed MT Anderson – 1.99 Hourglass – 1.99 Timepiece – 1.99 Storm – 3.82 Don’t Turn Around – 1.99   Happy Reading!   

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Stacking the Shelves (20)

Posted August 3, 2013 by Christy / 12 Comments

 Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tygna’s Review that allows us to show what we got the previous week.   Here’s what I got this week:      Fated by Alyson Noel (Traded)   Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentout (Traded)   The Rules by Stacey Kade (Traded)   Counting Backwards by Laura Lascarso (Traded)   On Kindle:     Timepiece by Myra McEntire   For Review:   Conjoured by Sarah Beth Durst   Witchling by Ari Harper   Steel Lily by Megan Hurd   Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes     What did you get this week?    

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Book Review | Born of Illusion by Teri Brown

Posted August 2, 2013 by Christy / 1 Comment

Series: Born of Illusion #1 Format: ARC Source: Won Publisher: Balzer & Bray Publication Date: June 11, 2013 Pages: 384 Goodreads | Amazon Anna Van Housen helps her medium mother Margeurite do stage shows and seances in 1920s New York. Possibly Houdini’s daughter, she can sense feelings and see the future. Frightening visions show her mother in peril. New downstairs neighbor Cole introduces her to a society that studies people with gifts like hers. Sorting truth from illusion yields her destiny. To be perfectly honest, if I hadn’t won Born of Illusion I probably never would have picked it up, not because the blurb didn’t sound interesting but because 99% of the time Historical Fiction and I do not get along.  […]

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CBA Discussion | Closure, Please

Posted August 1, 2013 by Christy / 3 Comments

  While I was working on my best endings/beginnings for my Top Ten Tuesday post this week I got to thinking about how I like my books/series to end. As a reader, when a series or a standalone book ends, I NEED to have some kind of closure and it drives me crazy if I don’t get it.  I get so invested in these characters, especially if it’s a series, and if I don’t know how it all works out, I get really flippin angry upset.   I know that everyone’s different and some people like the books that leave everything open, so that they can form their own version of what happens to the characters.  But, I’m not that […]

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Review: Requiem by Lauren Oliver

Posted July 31, 2013 by Christy / 3 Comments

Series: Delirium #3 Format: ARC Source: Traded Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books Publication Date: March 5, 2013 Pages: 391  Goodreads | Amazon They have tried to squeeze us out, to stamp us into the past. But we are still here. And there are more of us every day. Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has been transformed. The nascent rebellion that was under way in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight. After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven—pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny […]

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Top Ten Tuesday (11) Best Beginnings/Endings

Posted July 30, 2013 by Christy / 5 Comments

  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.   This weeks topic is: Favorite beginnings/endings in books.   Since I don’t want to give away anything I’m just going to post the covers of my favorite endings and  post the first lines from my favorite beginnings.    Favorite Beginnings:         The Garretts were forbidden from the start.                                        I’d been having the same dream for a month – the one where a dark stranger materialized out of the smoke and shadows to play doctor with me.                   This is the […]

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