Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Gaurd and The Selection Stories by Kiera Cass - Review by Fallon

4 out of 5 Stars

Author Description:

Before America Singer met Prince Maxon . . .
Before she entered the Selection . . .
She was in love with a boy named Aspen Leger.

Don't miss this digital original novella set in the captivating world of Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection trilogy. This brand new 64-page story begins just after the group of Selected girls is narrowed down to the Elite and is told from Aspen's point of view. The Guard also features a teaser to The One, the thrilling conclusion to The Selection trilogy.


Fallon's Review:

This book made me like Aspen a little more. I still don't think he is right for America. He understands who she used to be but does not see her potential for greatness. This was compilation of Aspens point of view on events that happened throughout The Selection and The Elite.

Kiera Cass gives you the first two chapters of The One and can I say cliffhanger. I wanted to die. I was like no I can not wait till this comes out.


5 out of 5 Stars


Author Description:

Two novellas set in the world of Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series are now available in print for the first time. The Prince and The Guard both offer captivating views into the hearts and minds of the two men fighting to win America Singer's love. This collection also features exclusive bonus content, including a sneak peek at The One, the eagerly anticipated third novel in the Selection series.

Before America arrived at the palace to compete in the Selection, there was another girl in Prince Maxon's life. The Prince opens the week before the Selection begins and follows Maxon through the first day of the competition.

Raised as a Six, Aspen Leger never dreamed that he would find himself living in the palace as a member of the royal guard. In The Guard, readers get an inside look at Aspen's life within the palace walls--and the truth about a guard's world that America will never know.


Fallon's Review:

After reading the guard in ecopy I rushed to my book shelf to grab my copy of the Selection Stories to finish The Prince extras and to see if there was anymore to The One. I am happy to say the paperback has 3 chapters of The One instead of 2. You want that extra chapter trust me. I liked the added 2 chapters to the prince cause it gave us a little more insight into how Maxon felt about America from the moment she said not interested LOL. This was a must read. The only negative was the fact that we only got Maxon's point of view at the very beginning and not through out. I want to know how hard it is for him with the other girls and how deep the feelings are really running. Hopefully we will find out in The One. I am giving this book 5 out of 5 stars cause if you read the books this is a must read.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Flawed Book Blast Giveaway by J.L. Spelbring








In a world where Hitler won the The War, and perfection is constantly sought, Ellyssa has broken free from her austere life and has found another meaning for her existence.

Family, friendship, and love.

But her happiness is short lived. Ellyssa finds herself on the run, again. Her father's work didn't die with him, but lives on in her siblings, Aalexis and Xaver, and they are determined to complete his unfinished dream.


FLAWED BY J.L. Spelbring 
Book Two in the PERFECTION series.
Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: August 12th 2014 by Spencer Hill Press



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Let The Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger - Review by Fallon



Author Description:

Vane Weston should have died in the category-five tornado that killed his parents. Instead, he woke up in a pile of rubble with no memories of his past - except one: a beautiful, dark-haired girl standing in the winds. She swept through his dreams ever since, and he clings to the hope that she's real.

Audra is real, but she isn't human. She's a sylph, an air elemental who can walk on the wind, translate its alluring songs, even twist it into a weapon. She's also a guardian - Vane's guardian - and has sworn an oath to protect him at all costs.

When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both their families, Audra has just days to help Vane unlock his memories. And as the storm winds gather, Audra and Vane start to realize that the greatest danger might not be the warriors coming to destroy them, but the forbidden romance growing between them.

Fallon's Description:

5 out of 5 Stars

I loved this book so much. I have read a lot of elemental books and this book stood apart. I have always been fascinated with wind and tornado's. Let The Sky Fall is so unique, I loved the mythology entwined in this story. I cant wait to read Let The Storm Break.

My thoughts on Audra - she is tough as nails warrior. She has had to become that way through her life. I loved her character. She breaks down those barriers at times and softens around the edges. Audra has punished herself for past mistakes she made as a child. Her mother was a tough character to relate to but that was the point and I liked the conflict of this character in the story. She is not the type of mother that tucks you in at night that's for sure.

My thoughts on Vane - Let me swoon! Vane doesn't remember anything about his childhood. Parents gone and dead and know memory of them. His memories disappeared with a storm when he was a child and the only thing her remembers is a beautiful girl who appears in his dreams at night. Vane has never been successful in love. His friend sets him up on another blind date. It is a disaster he sees the girl of his dreams and runs after leaving Hannah in the dust. 

I love Vane and Audra's love story. Vane fights for her against all the obstacles Adura constantly puts up. She is his guardian and not suppose to bond with Vane. This book is a must read. I am giving this book 5 out of 5 stars. I will have a review and Giveaway of Let The Storm Break next week.


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cress By Marissa Meyer - Fallon's Review


 
5 out of 5 Stars



Author's Description:



Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair—or her guard.

In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker—unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.




Fallon's Review:

I loved this book as much as Scarlet which I loved. Marissa intertwines these stories incredibly. I am so in love with Wolf after Scarlet. I don't want to ruin the story for anyone so know spoilers here but Cress and Thorne are so adorable. I am liking Cinder's character more and more throughout this book. We also get a glimpse of Winter in Cress. I was sad scarlet was not in this book more.


Unlike other books I have read that where long this books 550 pages were worth every last page read. I was hooked. It took me a little while to read this cause I wanted to absorb every last detail. I can not wait for Winter. I am so hooked and am going to be so sad when this series ends but I will have the series to re-read over and over again. I remember when I read Cinder I thought this is so good how is Scarlet going to top it and then I read Scarlet and I was like this is the best book ever. Now Scarlet was so hard to beat in my mind and I have to say Cress tied Scarlet. I will always love Wolf and Scarlet but I loved Cress as well. I love the diverse characters, complex relationships that intertwine in this futuristic world. This is a must read and I am giving this 5 out of 5 stars.



 


 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Huge Signed Marissa Meyer Lunar Chronicles Giveaway! Thank you for 300 + Facebook and Twitter Followers

Cress Tour Giveaway:

We attended Marissa Meyer's Cress Tour in Orlando, FL. Marissa Meyer's is so endearing and cute. If you can ever attend one of her events you have to go. She is so entertaining. She did Q&A, She told us all her story and about how her inspiration originated, then came time for her to tell a story. She told the original story of Cinderella and it was awesomely gory but age appropriate, lol. Then there came the signing which had a huge turn out. Marissa was sweet enough to sign all my books and some of my swag.




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Friday, February 14, 2014

Spread Some Indie Love Blog Hop Featuring Amber Garr


We discovered Amber Garr's Syrenka Series book last year. With our love of Mermaids this series was set apart from all the rest. Amber is so detail oriented and has an imagination unlike anything in this world. Next we found her New Adult book Waterproof and read the description and had to pick it up. We love Dystopian books. This is also one of my favorite books. I am so looking forward to book 2. 

About Author Amber Garr:



 Amber Garr spends her days as a scientist and nights writing about other worlds. Born in Pennsylvania, she lives in Maryland with her husband and their furry kids. 
Her childhood imaginary friend was a witch, Halloween is sacred, and she is certain she has a supernatural sense of smell. 
Amber is a multiple Royal Palm Literary Award winner, author of Waterproof, The Syrenka Series, The Leila Marx Novels, and the upcoming Death Warden Series. 
When not obsessing over the unknown, she can be found dancing, reading, or enjoying a good movie. 

Her Books


Dying of thirst is the new reality.

Five years after the last drop of clean water disappeared, global societies collapsed and nuclear war shattered all hope of recovery. In a place now only a skeleton of its former self, survivors fight to avoid capture by the government. Forced to work in factories that produce the only drinking water available, those who go in, never come out.

Zach and Vivienne have lived as deserters since they were teenagers. Fighting amongst their own and scrounging for the necessities of life, they’ve learned to rely on each other in every way. Yet when tragedy strikes and the true objectives of the government facility are revealed, their world is ripped apart. 

A fate once thought to hold their demise may be the sole answer to their survival. Who can they trust? Who can they believe?

In this life, it pays to be waterproof.

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BOXSET Description:
Now you can enjoy The Syrenka Series trilogy plus three bonus short stories all in one place. 

Bonus short stories include-

COLD FEET - Kain witnesses Eviana’s deceit on their wedding day and is forced to deal with the consequences of her behavior.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS - Although stuck at a boring Council meeting, Graham is excited to meet Eviana and discover why she’s so important for his mentor’s plans.

THE CALL - Brendan struggles with his feelings for Eviana while trying to fight against the instincts tearing him away.


Promises description:
Sometimes following your heart can end up destroying the ones you love. 


When seventeen-year-old Eviana Dumahl is faced with the responsibility of an arranged marriage and clan leadership, she is forced to choose between the life required of a mermaid and one of a teenage girl simply infatuated with the wrong guy. Kain, her devoted fiancĂ©, would make a wonderful husband except that she’s been in love with Brendan, a shape-shifting selkie, ever since they were kids. Choosing to abandon her family, her clan, and her life with Kain will have dire consequences far beyond anything she could have imagined.


A war is brewing amongst the clans and Eviana unwittingly becomes a pawn in the intricate schemes of a twisted mastermind. With Brendan’s life on the line, she has no choice but to involve those she once considered friends. Amidst encountering senseless tragedies and immense loss, Eviana discovers that she is more valuable as a clan leader than anyone ever suspected. Her survival is not only dependent upon the loyalty of her friends, but also on her acceptance of a life she so adamantly tried to escape.


Betrayal description:
Life as a mermaid can be suffocating.

Eviana Dumahl has returned home as a clan leader, an orphan, and a heartbroken teenage girl.  Her parents are dead and her boyfriend, Brendan, has decided that he needs some time away.  While battling her inner turmoil, Eviana is forced into the war that Lucian Sutherland has incited amongst her own kind.  With the help of Kain, her friend and formally betrothed, the two work together to prove that they deserve their birthrights as young merfolk leaders.

When The Council requests a demonstration of Eviana’s mermaid powers, she finds herself with an opportunity to win back Brendan’s heart.  But her orders to train with a repulsive merman and the presence of an attractive new suitor challenges Eviana to embrace her leadership and resist temptation. Lucian is after her, and no one seems to understand why.  Loyalties are tested as the casualties increase, showing Eviana that sometimes it is impossible to delineate between friends and enemies.


Arise Decrition:
With power comes the responsibility to accept its consequences.

After the betrayal of those closest to her, Eviana Dumahl struggles to cope with her new reality. Kidnapped, broken, and confused, she is forced to engage in a war that will alter merfolk politics forever. With her estranged father leading the charge, Eviana has no choice but to stand by his side. Her continued existence hinges on the acceptance of the power growing inside her, even when that means embracing the family’s dark lineage.

Kain Matthew will sacrifice the world for Eviana. And he is not alone. As time runs out, her friends fight to save her life and theirs. An unlikely alliance gives them the edge they need to take a stand, although it keeps Eviana’s heart trapped in the past. A new discovery explains some of her previous mistakes, but it may not be enough to stop her father’s plans. Merfolk, selkies, and water sprites work together to save their kind, only in this final battle, not everyone will survive.

In the striking series conclusion, Eviana will learn the true meaning of power, sacrifice, and love.



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