Monday, July 30, 2012

A Series That Every Werewolf Fan Needs to Read

Are you in love with werewolves? Well then start reading this book:

After a nightmarish encounter with a werewolf, seventeen-year-old Adria Dawson loses her sister, but gains the love of a mysterious young man and his legendary family.

Strange and tragic things begin to happen in the small town of Hallowell, Maine: residents come down with an unexplainable ‘illness’ and some disappear. In the midst of everything, Isaac Mayfair is adamant about keeping Adria safe, even from her sister whom he has warned her to stay away from.

As unspeakable secrets unfold all around Adria, impossible choices become hers to bear. Ultimately, no matter what path she takes, her life and the lives of those she loves will be in peril. As she learns about the werewolf world she also learns why her place in it will change the destinies of many.

And then go and read the sequel because it will totally rock your socks off! Seriously, I stayed up until 6 in the morning after finishing another book at around midnight, just so I could find out what happens in this freakin' awesome masterpiece!

Isaac Mayfair is hiding a dark secret. And just when Adria Dawson thinks the worst of her life among the werewolf world is over, she learns the secret that can rip her and Isaac’s love apart. Adria must come to terms with what the truth means for her. What it means for her life and how much time she has left to live it. She must choose between two different fates, neither of which can offer life as a certainty.

As if Isaac’s betrayal isn’t enough, Adria learns that there are things out there older and more powerful than werewolves could ever be. An archaic entity known only to few as the Praverian, unlike anything Adria has ever known or heard of.

As Adria struggles with her own fateful dilemmas, she must also try to find out why the Praverian is so interested in her and do everything in her power to stay out of its way.

Due to adult content, this book is recommended for 17+.

Book 3 comes out in December 2012 and I'm going to be waiting on my tiptoes for this action-packed werewolf romance ending! This series has become one of my top, if not my all-time favorite, werewolf series.

Best of all, if you're a Kindle owner, these books are only $2.99 and under on Amazon!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pushing the Limits Review

"I won't tell anyone, Echo. I promise." Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. "You didn't do that-did you? It was done to you?" No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.

So wrong for each other...and yet so right.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.

My Review:

This book will jerk at your heartstrings and demand tears to fall. It's a powerful book about finding normal and a journey to self-discovery.

We're first introduced to Echo, a girl who has been horribly disfigured. She wears gloves to cover her scars and she tries to remember what happens the night of her "attack". She talks to Noah outside the counselor's office and things just go completely crazy from there.

Echo is a nice, quiet girl who used to be popular. Her situation just shows how horrible humans can be towards each other. Her friends don't want to hang out with her at first because she is so emotionally distant, yet they can't seem to recognize and understand that she needs her space and a new way of life. And her family had me wanting to scream at them! Her stepmom is an awful person who can't realize how messed up Echo is and her father won't stop butting into Echo's life - in all the wrong ways. Noah is, at first glance, just a jerk. But throughout the book his story had me crying waaaay more than Echo's.

The plot of the book is just this entire self-discovery journey where Noah and Echo build each other up and get comfortable in their own skins. Sometimes the journey has its rough patches but they only kept me on the edge of my seat, wondering what the heck was going to happen next. The single problem I had with this story was that the ending was too abrupt, I felt like I'd just gotten to know Echo and Noah and then they went and walked away from me.

If you're looking for a light, summer read don't bother with this book. Pushing the Limits is about figuring out what's underneath and finding someone who can see that.

4/5 stars

*Note: I received a copy of this book to review from Netgalley. This in no way altered my opinion/review.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Stacking the Shelves: June and Vacation Edition

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

For the month of June I received:


Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly

Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr

Rapture by Lauren Kate

Spells by Aprilynne Pike

Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward

Timepiece by Myra McEntire

The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead

Wrecked by Anna Davies

Arise by Tara Hudson

Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols

Last Rite by Lisa Desrochers

Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent

Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep

The Temptation by Alisa Valdes

Insatiable by Meg Cabot

To Catch a Pirate by Jade Parker

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter

Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione

The Wizarding World Haul

Be jealous all you book lovers because I went to Hogwarts over my vacation week. Yay!

Here's a picture of my Bertie Bot's Every Flavor Beans, Butterbeer, Chocolate Frog with Albus Dumbledore card and the books, Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them. The second picture has Hermione's wand in it.

What's stacking your shelves?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Don't You Wish

When plain and unpopular Annie Nutter gets zapped by one of her dad's whacked-out inventions, she lands in a parallel universe where her life becomes picture-perfect. Now she's Ayla Monroe, daughter of the same mother but a different father—and she's the gorgeous, rich queen bee of her high school.

In this universe, Ayla lives in glitzy Miami instead of dreary Pittsburgh and has beaucoup bucks, courtesy of her billionaire—if usually absent—father. Her friends hit the clubs, party backstage at concerts, and take risks that are exhilirating . . . and illegal. Here she's got a date to lose her V-card with the hottest guy she's ever seen.

But on the inside, Ayla is still Annie.

So when she's offered the chance to leave the dream life and head home to Pittsburgh, will she take it?

The choice isn't as simple as you think.

Sound good? I think so. As soon as I get some extra cash I'll hook myself up! ;)

Find Don't You Wish on Amazon here.
To read an excerpt go here.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

On Vacation

I'm going on vacation for the next week. So see ya later!