I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book. --Groucho Marx

Friday, July 29, 2011

T.G.I.F (4)

TGIF is a fun little feature hosted at Ginger @ GReads! Every week we re-cap what has happened on the blog plus Ginger asks a question for us to answer. This week’s question is: Character Envy: If you could be one character from a book, who would you choose & why?

Man this one is so hard I’ve been trying to think of an answer for a while and I didn't really have an answer until the last minute. When I was trying to pick someone Kate Daniels was always in my head, it seemed my thoughts always kept going back to her, so I guess this is who I’ll pick. Kate Daniels from the series by Ilona Andrews. 

Now on to the why.

the ruler of
Kate is kick ass. She never backs down, even when she really should and she never lets fear stop her. Kate is a strong woman who stands up for what she believe and isn’t afraid to say how she feels. Kate takes a stand and fights for people who can’t fight for themselves. Kate will do anything for the people she really cares about. And more important she didn’t need anyone else to have her back for years Kate was on her own but slowly she’s built a family that she can really trust and she’s learning to work with others. And she's mated to Curran, the Beast Lord of Atlanta, 
the South-East Pack of shapeshifters.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Perfectly Invisible Review

Perfectly Invisible
Kristin Billerback
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 267 pages
Published by Revell
ISBN: 978-0-80071-973-9
Release Date: July 1, 2011
Overall Rating: 3.5/5  

Life after high school is so close . . . and yet so very far away.

                Daisy Crispin is in her final semester of high school, and she plans to make it count. Her long-awaited freedom is mere months away, and her big plans for college loom in the future. Everything is under control.

Or is it?

Her boyfriend is treating her like she's invisible, and her best friend is making her sell bad costume jewelry in the school quad—and hanging out with her boyfriend. To top it off, Daisy's major humiliation of the year will be remembered in the yearbook for all eternity. It's enough to make her wonder if maybe being invisible isn't so bad after all.

Can Daisy get her life back on track? Or is she stuck in this town forever?

My thoughts:

Well I don’t really know where to start with this one though I have to tell you my feelings about this book were mixed, I hated it and really liked it at the same time if that makes any sense. Let me try to explain I really enjoyed the book but there were things about it that had me wanting to scream at the characters. Nothing ever seems to go Daisy’s way and she seems to blame everyone else for her problems. There were also things about Daisy that made me want to slap her, hard. The fact that she didn’t really stand up for herself made me mad to no end, and I don’t mean with bullies or that sort of thing I meant with her parents and her friends.

I felt bad for Daisy sometimes especially with her parents who didn’t really let her grow and make her own choices. They treated her like a child, like a person who didn’t know her own mind. And Daisy never said anything to them about how she was feeling. But other time I wanted to shake Daisy until she realized everything was not about her.

The one thing I really couldn’t understand was the relationship between Daisy and her “best friend” Claire. I just don’t understand why that even came to be, Claire was not a person I would hang out with because I would slap her. Claire wasn’t overly nice to a person that’s supposed to be her best friend.

Something about Daisy calls to the teenager in all of us, we’ve all been there, wanting things to go our way of all the time, seeing everything in life as unfair, feeling like no one has any idea what we’re going through.
Overall I did enjoy the book, the fact that I liked it really caught me off good. But it was good for nice quick read.

{Disclaimer: I received this book from Revell in order to enable my review. All opinions presented here are my own.}

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday: Succubus Revealed

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Paperback: 304 pages
Georgina Kincaid Book 6
Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Kensington
August 30, 2011

 From Richelle’s Site:

Georgina Kincaid has had an eternity to figure out the opposite sex, but sometimes they still surprise her. Take Seth Mortensen. The man has risked his soul to become Georgina's boyfriend. Still, with Lucifer for a boss, Georgina can't just hang up her killer heels and settle down to domestic bliss. In fact, she's being forced to transfer operations...to Las Vegas.

The City of Sin is a dream gig for a succubus, but Georgina's allies are suspicious. Why are the powers-that-be so eager to get her away from Seattle—-and from Seth? Georgina is one of Hell's most valuable assets, but if there's any way out of the succubus business she plans to take it--no matter how much roadkill she leaves behind. She just hopes the casualties won’t include the one man she’s risking everything for...

To learn more about Richelle Mead and her please visit her website

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tune In/Teaser Tuesday (17)

Tune in Tuesday is hosted by Ginger of GReads so if you think idea was cool like I did head over and link up! It’s a way to bounce from blog to blog and discover what others are listening to!

This week my tune is a song I couldn’t get out of my head. Now I’ve been listening to it on repeat for the past few days.

The Veronicas When It All Falls Apart

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 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. No 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 week I’ve got two teasers from the same book. I couldn’t pick one so you got both}

“Candace Marie, I’m not done. Sit down.”
I’m done. If you have something to say to me, then you’re going to have to drag your ass out of that chair and follow me.”

Pg 108, Rock Me by Cherrie Lynn

“Does it freak you out being a dad?”
Evan laughed. “You’re all over the map today, boy.”
“Does it?”
“It makes me feel about a million different things. Mostly insanely happy, but freaked out is definitely in there somewhere… Wait. Shit, Brian. Tell me Candace isn’t pregnant.”
He shrugged. “Anything’s possible.”

Pg 171, Rock Me by Cherrie Lynn

Monday, July 25, 2011

Black Night Review

Black Night
Christina Henry
Black Wings book two
Urban Fantasy
Paperback: 288 pages
Published by: Ace
ISBN: 978-1-93700-706-5
Release Date: July 26, 2011
Overall Rating: 5/5 

As an Agent of death Madeline Black escorts souls of the dead to the afterlife but that isn’t all that’s going on in Maddy’s life anymore. Things got so much harder when she found out her father was Azazel, bad guys were coming out of the deep end trying to kill her. But that was nothing compared to enemies heading her way now that everyone knows she’s Lucifer’s granddaughter. Maddy has to defend herself from foes coming at her from every angle, people who have scores with settle with both her father and grandfather, family members who want her out of the way. Now on top of that her bodyguard Gabriel, whom she loves and her gargoyle, Beezle who is more like family have both disappeared. If that wasn’t bad enough Maddy is going to other realms for delicate diplomatic missions on behalf of her grandfather, ones that may cost Maddy her life. . .

I loved this book maybe a little more than I loved the first one. Could Maddy’s life get any worse than it was before? Of course it could and it does.

Black Night starts off strong and stayed that way throughout the whole book. On the way home from helping a soul Maddy is attacked by something unknown, and she’s put on alert. Then while she’s with Gabriel and J.B. they come across a dead werewolf. So many things go wrong for Maddy in such a short amount of time that I have no idea how she deals with everything and keeps from falling apart. She’s attacked by some unknown magic, she finds the body of werewolf and she thinks she has a clue who doing it. Her half-brother Antares is trying to kill her at every turn because he hates the fact that she’s been named Azazel’s heir. Not only is Maddy facing werewolves who think she might be the one killing them, nephilim, fallen, and family but now she has to head to the Fae kingdom to handle some negotiations with their ruler Amarantha.  But things never seem to go easy for Maddy. So many things go down in this that I haven’t even covered it all.

I love when I read a book and it keeps me guessing the whole time that makes it so much better for me. And that’s just what Black Night did. I also loved all of the romantic tension in this book, there are three guys in Maddy’s life and I love it. There wasn’t much of Gabriel in this book and while I like him as a person I don’t think it would work between him and Maddy. I mean come on if a man can’t fight for what he wants its time to move on from him. Then there’s Nathaniel who I found myself liking him a lot in more this but he wouldn’t work with Maddy either. And finally there is J.B. who was a jerk but he grew on me and personally I think he would be great for Maddy.

This book was great everything about this book was great, the drama, the good guys, the bad guys, the plot, writing style. Everything. Honestly I loved all the characters, they each bought something unique and special to the storyline. The characters developed really well in this one, you see more of a lot of the characters. You get to see Maddy really grow and become her own woman, she matures and learns her powers and how to use them. No matter what was thrown at her she used her head and came out stronger than before. If I was picking a group of book heroines to become friends with you better believe Maddy would make the cut.

Ms. Henry is definitely one to watch out for and you can bet your ass I’ll be watching, and buying anything she comes out with. I most definitely can’t wait for book three, ii wish I had it in my hands right now.

{Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author to enable my review. All opinions presented here are my own.}

To learn more about Christina Henry and her books please visit her website.