Saturday, November 29, 2014

Poison Tree (Reflection Pond, #2) by Kacey Vanderkarr ~ Review by Fallon


5 Out of 5 Stars

Author Description:

The road to the City of War is dangerous.

With their home in ruins, Callie and Rowan are Eirensae’s last hope of stealing the cauldron back from Fraeburdh. They must travel into the human world where the Fallen hide. The banished fae wait for Callie, desperate to sacrifice her before she comes of age.

If Callie and Rowan survive the journey, something worse looms in Fraeburdh. Rowan is destined for a dark family legacy too horrifying to accept, and his father is anxious to welcome him home. Once the truth is revealed, will Callie ever look at Rowan the same way?

Trapped between feuding cities lost in a centuries-old war, Callie and Rowan will face their biggest rivals yet, and neither of them will make it out unscathed.

Fallon's Review:

I received an ARC of this book for a fair and honest review. I first came in contact with this series in June for our Fey Month with Reflection Pond and have been dying to continue the story ever since.

Callie and Rowan have left Eirensae’s to venture through the human world to make it to Fraeburdh. They hope to make things right and find where they belong among the fey. Callie fights some dark moments when she finds herself at the hands of the fallen. This stirs up an even darker past that she must work through. Unaware of where Rowan is and if he will find her in time or if she even wants to be saved after all is said and done.

Rowan uncovers many truths among all the lies he has been told his whole life. Where does he really belong and who are his parents? Once in Fraaeburdh will he fill that place inside that never belonged in Eirensae?

Rowan and Callie both find they have to work through so many scars hidden beneath the surface in Poison Tree. I was completely swept up on this journey with them and stayed up till the middle hours of the night till the last page was turned. I could never have predicted the development of this second book and I am so excited for the conclusion to the series and to see how it will all end. I am giving this book 5 out of 5 stars!































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Cover Reveal for Starfall (Starstruck #4) by Brenda Hiatt
Pre-Order Dec. 10th, 2014
Release Date Feb. 24th, 2015 


STARFALL: The electrifying conclusion to the Starstruck series!
  
M, now Sovereign Emileia, has overcome incredible odds to save the Martian colony Nuath from destruction. But at what cost? Her soulmate Rigel has had all memory of her erased and is now on his way back to Earth. Without Rigel, life seems pointless but she’s expected to shake off her heartbreak and assume the responsibilities of leadership. Reluctantly, M does what she must until a glimmer of hope has her racing a quickly-closing launch window to return to Earth—and Rigel. Once there, she intends to do everything she can to restore Rigel’s memory and rekindle their love—if it’s not already too late.




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Brenda Hiatt is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty novels (so far), including sweet and spicy historical romance, time travel romance, humorous mystery and a new young adult science fiction series. In addition to writing, Brenda is passionate about embracing life to the fullest, to include scuba diving, Taekwondo, hiking, traveling, and reading, of course! Brenda collects data on writers' earnings, which she shares at her  Website. Find more about her YA series at Starstruck Website
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

#Giveaway Book Blog Tour of Anomaly by Tonya Kuper ~ Review by Fallon





Release Date: 11/25/14

Entangled Teen




5 Out of 5 Stars


Summary from Goodreads:

Reality is only an illusion.
Except for those who can control it…

Worst. Birthday. Ever.
My first boyfriend dumped me – happy birthday, Josie!- my dad is who knows where, I have some weird virus that makes me want to hurl, and now my ex is licking another girl’s tonsils. Oh, and I’m officially the same age as my brother was when he died. Yeah, today is about as fun-filled as the swamps of Dagobah. But then weird things start happening…
Like I make something materialize just by thinking about it.
When hot badass Reid Wentworth shows up on a motorcycle, everything changes. Like, everything. Who I am. My family. What really happened to my brother. Existence. I am Oculi, and I have the ability to change reality with my thoughts. Now Reid, in all his hotness, is charged with guiding and protecting me as I begin learning how to bend reality. And he’s the only thing standing between me and the secret organization that wants me dead…


Fallon's Review:




Anomaly starts out on Josie's Birthday which happens to be the worst day ever. Her dad is MIA and she is missing her brother who was killed years ago. To top it all off her boyfriend ends up dumping her at school. She keeps getting wicked migraines and then waves of nausea. The only upside to her day is her friends.

I love Josie bubbly friend Hannah. "Josie, if you don't make that wish soon, Sheldon Cooper is going to melt like the wicked witch from Oz." Josie does make a wish and she wishes for choice. Right after she makes her wish hot Reid pulls up on a motorcycle and Hannah says, " you didn't happen to wish for a hot dude, did you?" There is more to this hotty then meets the eye.

Anomaly was so infectious from beginning to end. Josie is a character that is relate able, cautious, smart and adorable. I found Anomaly to be the perfect book to fill the gap of humor in a science fiction book that has been lacking. This book had so many great visual elements with the abilities to push and retract. Yes their were some swoon worthy moments as well.

Anomaly caught me by surprise, this was a fast read that I thought I had all figured out and then the twist at the end I never saw coming. I can not wait to read book two and untangle more in the web of lies. I loved this book and am giving it 5 out of 5 stars. This is a must read!!!



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Tonya Kuper's debut, ANOMALY, the 

first in the Schrodinger's Consortium 

young adult scifi trilogy, releases 

November 2014 by Entangled Teen. She 

lives in Omaha, NE with her two rad boys 

and husband, is a music junkie, and a 

chocolate addict. Star Wars & Sherlock fan.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

#Giveaway Book Blitz Anomaly by Tonya Kuper Published by Entangled Teen


Release Date: 11/25/14
Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads:

Reality is only an illusion.
Except for those who can control it…

Worst. Birthday. Ever.
My first boyfriend dumped me – happy birthday, Josie!- my dad is who knows where, I have some weird virus that makes me want to hurl, and now my ex is licking another girl’s tonsils. Oh, and I’m officially the same age as my brother was when he died. Yeah, today is about as fun-filled as the swamps of Dagobah. But then weird things start happening…


Like I make something materialize just by thinking about it.
When hot badass Reid Wentworth shows up on a motorcycle, everything changes. Like, everything. Who I am. My family. What really happened to my brother. Existence. I am Oculi, and I have the ability to change reality with my thoughts. Now Reid, in all his hotness, is charged with guiding and protecting me as I begin learning how to bend reality. And he’s the only thing standing between me and the secret organization that wants me dead…



About the Author

Tonya Kuper's debut, ANOMALY, the first in the Schrodinger's Consortium young adult scifi trilogy, releases November 2014 by Entangled Teen. She lives in Omaha, NE with her two rad boys and husband, is a music junkie, and a chocolate addict. Star Wars & Sherlock fan.



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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Black Friday book sale of Waterproof by Amber Garr


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Cover Reveal of Atlantis Rising by Gloria Craw


Atlantis Rising
Release Date: 01/06/15
Entangled Teen
352 pages


Summary from Goodreads:

I am different. I have always been different, but no one can know or my life will be in danger. So I hide in plain sight, wearing drab clothes and thick glasses and trying to be invisible. I’m so good at hiding, no one has ever noticed me. Until Ian…the mysterious and oh-so-cute boy I know I need to avoid.

Now I have been seen. And more terrifying still, I am wanted—by those who would protect me and those who would destroy everything and everyone I love. But if they’re all terrified about who I am, wait until they see what I can do…





About the Author
Gloria Craw grew up in the desert southwest, inspired every day by the wide skies and rich colors around her. After high school, she attended the University of Utah where she majored and got a degree in anthropology. These days, she lives in the ‘burbs’ just outside of Seattle, Washington where she is the shepherd of a husband, four daughters and a very hairy dog. 

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little ~ Review by Fallon


4 Out of 5 Stars

Author Description:

In the unforgiving Mesopotamian desert where Jayden’s tribe lives, betrothal celebrations abound, and tonight it is Jayden’s turn to be honored. But while this union with Horeb, the son of her tribe’s leader, will bring a life of riches and restore her family’s position within the tribe, it will come at the price of Jayden’s heart. 

Then a shadowy boy from the Southern Lands appears. Handsome and mysterious, Kadesh fills Jayden’s heart with a passion she never knew possible. But with Horeb’s increasingly violent threats haunting Jayden’s every move, she knows she must find a way to escape—or die trying.

With a forbidden romance blossoming in her heart and her family’s survival on the line, Jayden must embark on a deadly journey to save the ones she loves—and find a true love for herself.

Set against the brilliant backdrop of the sprawling desert, the story of Jayden and Kadesh will leave readers absolutely breathless as they defy the odds and risk it all to be together.

Fallon's Review:

Jayden has just been betrothed to the prince of the tribe Horeb. Horeb and Jayden grew up together and while he is the most desired man in the tribe she finds something lacking in her feelings towards him. She knows that she will have a life full of riches and everytime she tries to think unselfishly Horeb flirts with other women shaming her.

Forbidden starts of with the celebration of Jayden's betrothal ceremony with dancing that warms the soul. Her mother is pregnant and hoping for a boy. The next day however at the time they must move camp troubles arise for Jayden and her faily and soon they are left behind.

A stranger arrives and is soon traveling with the family and Jayden seems drawn to him from the moment they meet. She knows her feelings are wrong and that she is promised to another. Her heart however does not care. Jealousy and forbidden romance soon lead this story in to a web of turns you never see coming.

Forbidden was unlike anything I have ever read and that was so refreshing. The world building was meticulous and at times I was wanting water while reading. I may have nightmares about sand but that shows how great the writing was. At times I did feel the dialog from the stranger a little over the top but it was a different era in time. The family dynamics were some of my favorite aspects. When do we choose what is best for us even if it cost us the people we love. I can not wait to read book 2 and this is a must read. I am giving this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Storm Siren (Storm Siren #1) by Mary Weber ~ Review by Fallon


5 Out of 5 Stars

Author Description:

“I raise my chin as the buyers stare. Yes. Look. You don’t want me. Because, eventually, accidentally, I will destroy you.”

In a world at war, a slave girl’s lethal curse could become one kingdom’s weapon of salvation. If the curse—and the girl—can be controlled.

As a slave in the war-weary kingdom of Faelen, seventeen-year-old Nym isn’t merely devoid of rights, her Elemental kind are only born male and always killed at birth — meaning, she shouldn’t even exist.

Standing on the auction block beneath smoke-drenched mountains, Nym faces her fifteenth sell. But when her hood is removed and her storm-summoning killing curse revealed, Nym is snatched up by a court advisor and given a choice: be trained as the weapon Faelen needs to win the war, or be killed.

Choosing the former, Nym is unleashed into a world of politics, bizarre parties, and rumors of an evil more sinister than she’s being prepared to fight . . . not to mention the handsome trainer whose dark secrets lie behind a mysterious ability to calm every lightning strike she summons.

But what if she doesn’t want to be the weapon they’ve all been waiting for?

Set in a beautifully eclectic world of suspicion, super abilities, and monsters, Storm Siren is a story of power. And whoever controls that power will win.

Fallon's Review:

I won this from goodreads courtesy of the publisher for a fair and honest review.

Storm Siren by Mary Weber starts off with Nym this beautiful girl with pale skin and blue eyes. The thing that makes her different and dangerous is her white hair. A sign of her elemental ability. Except women are not suppose to be born with elemental powers.

Nym is an orphan who has been sold in to slavery except every home she goes to something bad happens and she ends up for auction all over again. Up for auction again Nym finds her emotions getting the best of her and soon her elemental ability taking control. A women looks on and decides to take Nym in and have her trained. She will
help win the war in their kingdoms favor.

Nym is drawn to her dark and mysterious trainer except bad things happen to any women who gets to close to the handsome Eogan. Jealousy is a vicious trait that her owner possess when it comes to Eogan. She threatens Nym's life and all of the friends she has come to find at her new home. She must resist him or pay the consequences.

I was so drawn to Nym's self discovery in Storm Siren. This was the best elemental story I have read so far. As a twin myself I loved the way the dynamics of the relationships whether fraternal or identical were spot on. This story broke my heart and left me clinging to hope up till the very end. If you are looking for an intense spell binding read that will keep you up all hours of the night this book is a must read for you. I am giving this book 5 out of 5 stars. I need book 2!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter #1) by Megan Shepherd ~ Review by Fallon



4.5 Out of 5 Stars

Author Description:

Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father's gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.

Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward—both of whom she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island's inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father's dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it's too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father's genius—and madness—in her own blood.

Inspired by H. G. Wells's classic The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Madman's Daughter is a dark and breathless Gothic thriller about the secrets we'll do anything to know and the truths we'll go to any lengths to protect.

Fallon's Review:

Juliet Moreau has lost everything: her mother and father. The rumors left behind of her fathers work have ruined her chances of living the life she was once accustomed to. Now she struggles to make ends meet as a maid. Lucy has still remained friends with Juliet even after her drop in status. Juliet is soon put in to a situation that reveals her fathers work is circulating and she wants to uncover if he is still alive.

Juliet discovers not her father but the boy she had swooned over during her childhood years, Montgomery. He is with a creature that looks almost like a man but bigger and deformed. With nothing left Juliet is determined to travel with Montgomery to the Island. On the way they discover a Edward over board and barely alive. Juliet finds herself drawn to both men and confused about her emotions.

On the island Juliet notices more disfigured people and things on the island are not as peaceful as they seem. Caught in a web of lies Juliet starts to wonder how deep her father deceit goes. Was she a victim of her fathers experiments? This book was inspired by The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells.

The Madman's Daughter took a classic and one upped it in my opinion. This book was mysterious and intriguing. I was glued and had to know what mysteries would unravel on this island of nightmares. I am so excited to continue on with Megan Shepherds gripping world in book 2. I am giving this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Monday, November 10, 2014

#Giveaway Release Day Book Blitz The Book of Ivy by (Amy Engel) @aengelwrites @entangledteen


The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy #1)
by Amy Engel 
Release Date: 11/04/14
Entangled Teen



Summary from Goodreads:

After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual.

This year, it is my turn.

My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill the president’s son—my soon-to-be husband—and restore the Westfall family to power.

But Bishop Lattimer is either a very skilled actor or he’s not the cruel, heartless boy my family warned me to expect. He might even be the one person in this world who truly understands me. But there is no escape from my fate. I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy.

Because Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him…




Excerpt #2:

“You were right, Ivy,” [Bishop] says quietly. “It does bother me. The way our choices are taken away from us.”
I’m almost scared to breathe. He is confiding in me, opening up to me exactly the way my father and Callie wanted. “Why didn’t you say something right then?”
Bishop sighs. “I’m not…I’m never going to be the guy who lays it all out there. That’s not me. Until I really know someone, not much gets out. It’s just the way I’m built.”
“Okay,” I say, waiting. If nothing else, I understand what it’s like to have a part of your personality that’s not easy to change.
“But it doesn’t mean I don’t have feelings,” he says. “That things don’t matter to me.”
I take a sip of water. “I shouldn’t have said that, the morning we fought, about you not feeling anything. That wasn’t fair.”
“I understand why you might think that,” Bishop says. “But it’s not true.” He pauses. “I wanted something else, too. Something more than being your husband.”
“Like what?” I ask.
His eyes drop away from mine. “Nothing that matters now. This is what we have. This life. Each other. This house.” His hand thumps downward. “This couch.”
My heart jumps. Was all this a prelude to getting me into bed? I’m already kicking myself for sitting down on this stupid sofa.
“Relax, Ivy,” he says, a smile in his voice. “I’m not asking for anything.”
But someday he will. As far as he knows, this relationship is forever, and I can’t imagine he’ll want to sleep on the couch for the next fifty years. I’m not sure what I’ll say if he does ask. For the sake of my father’s plan, I know my answer has to be yes.
“Well, I’d better get to bed. Work in the morning.” I stand, set my cup down on the coffee table.
Bishop’s voice stops me before I get to the hallway. “You told me you were trying, remember?”
I glance back at him. “Yes,” I say, cautious.
“I’m trying, too.”
“I know,” I say, watching the way his eyes shine in the moonlight. I turn and go back to bed.

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 Amy Engel was born in Kansas and after a childhood spent bouncing between countries (Iran, Taiwan) and states (Kansas; California; Missouri; Washington, D.C.), she settled in Kansas City, Missouri, where she lives with her husband and two kids.  Before devoting herself full-time to motherhood and writing, she was a criminal defense attorney, which is not quite as exciting as it looks on TV.  When she has a free moment, she can usually be found reading, running, or shoe shopping. The Book of Ivy is her debut YA novel. Find her online at http://amyengel.net/ or @aengelwrites.



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