Friday, November 15, 2013

Cover Reveal: Titan Magic- Body and Soul

Titan Magic: Body and Soul by Jodi Lamm

"Don’t fool yourself. Fool everyone else, but never fool yourself."

When a young golem called Kaspar befriends a beautiful baker and her daughter, he wishes, for the first time in his life, to be more than just a counterfeit, wooden child. But such a simple wish comes at a high price, and Kaspar won't be the only one to pay. With the few who can stop him distracted by their own dreams, Kaspar is free to set in motion a naive and gruesome plan. He hasn't gone entirely unnoticed, though. He's a powerful weapon left alone and ungoverned, and he's already caught the eye of someone with an even more costly wish. 

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Abigail Larson

Hey guys! Long time no see, I know, but I'm supper excited to be sharing with you guys a cover reveal for Jodi Lamm's sequel, Titan Magic: Body and Soul. The first book, Titan Magic, is one of my all time favourite books, so full of adventure. I am eager to read Body and Soul to see where this story take us next! Don't forget to add it to your goodreads shelfs!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Review: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
April Genevieve Tucholke 
Hardcover/360 pages
Dial Publishing

The first time I ever read the synopsis for this book I knew I had to read it. The entire blurb intrigued me and I mean, falling in love with the devil? Now that was something that belonged on my bookshelf.

I really wish I would have saved this book for Halloween. It's got it all going for it. Gothic, creepy setting, a mysterious boy who is so devilish and charming, yet scary and unsettling. You've got little kids crowding cemeteries all night and people hanging witches. Seriously, if you're looking for a Halloween read this is the one for you. 

Firstly the main character was entirely likeable. You start off feeling sorry for her and that ends up being the first connection you share with Violet. Her parents have been gone for a while, off making and selling their paintings, so it's her brother and herself. Money is running out so she goes and rents their guest house. At this point you really get into it and you know the devil is going to show up soon... so the story continues to get better.

River shows up in all his "swagger" goodness. He's probably most YA heart throbs. Mysterious, good looking, sarcastic, charming, seductive... yup, it's all too easy getting tangled up in his charm. But you know what, he helped make this book. The way he acted and held himself made you want to read the book. It made you read chapter after chapter. Yup, guilty as charged I feel for his charm. And then you kind of dislike him, and then you feel bad for him. He's so troubled and I think if Johnny Deep were a lot younger he'd play River perfectly!

That all being said, yeah the characters are great, but the writing was fluent and easy to read. One thing lead to another so smoothly and seamlessly. I loved reading the dialogue, it was just so funny. All the characters had some sense of humour and it made a gothic read more light hearted.

Also I have to note this because in other books it bugs me all the FREAKING TIME: I hate when authors info dump! Like they take a paragraph to explain something so boring. Ugh, I'm a dialogue girl... But the way April slowly introduced Violets history, and the way she incorporated mystery into it was so well done, I LOVED the info dumping!

If you've been debating on reading this I say go for it. If it sounds like something you'd like you're probably really going to enjoy it. And c'mon. That cover is too pretty to not have on your shelf!

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Review: Abandon

                                                                  Title: Abandon
                                                                  Author: Meg Cabot
                                                                  Pages: 304
                                                                  Publication Date: April 26th 2011
                                                                  Publisher: Point

The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot is my all time favorite series. Ever! If I meet someone who likes books I automatically tell them all about the awesomeness that is Jesse... Err I of course mean The Mediator. When I heard about Abandon I was instantly intrigued but for some reason I never picked it up. And then a week ago I saw it in the book store and I knew then and there it was coming home with me. I figured it was about time I recommend other books besides The Mediator by Meg Cabot to everyone.

I'm sad to say I can't really recommend this because I was so disappointed.

Usually I recommend a book regardless of my rating because I truly believe you need to read something to develop your own opinion about it. But in this case I can't because I was just so disappointed. And it has nothing to do with the fact that maybe I hyped it up to much, because I really didn't.

It was the layout of the story and the main character, Pierce.

The layout is odd and I don't think I've ever read a book like this before. It's present tense but also past tense. Like Pierce will be eating dinner with her mom and then start on about a past event. She would go on and on in detail about this past event. The whole book was like this and it was annoying. Also, past events being described we're usually about her family and frankly I could care less about them. So her uncle was obsessed with the weather channel? Who cares! So her dad sells or has something to do with oil? Who cares! So her mom is crazy about some exotic bird? Who cares! I was looking for a story about God of the Underworld and instead I got a story about a girl who is so, so, so I don't even know. She just bothered me. The way she thought and talked bothered me. The way she treated John like a jerk. It all just bothered me!

Not to mention the fact that this was hardly a story about Hades. John was hardly in this! And they didn't even kiss until the very end! (Sorry to disappoint). I feel like it was mostly about Pierce and her struggles and finding her self. If I wanted a story about a character finding herself I would have picked up a Judy Bloom book -.-

Ugh, this book frustrated me and if it weren't for the ending when they finally reveal their feelings for each other this would probably be a two star rating.

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Friday, August 2, 2013

July Wrap Up

Hey all, just thought I'd pop on and give you guys a July wrap up. I'm not sure if this is a meme that goes around, I do know it is something that goes around the BookTube community. Regardless, I thought it would be fun for you readers and fun for myself to be able to look back at what I read said month.

Along with the list of books I'll attach a quick summary of my review. This way you guys don't have to go through the entire review to see what I have to say about said book.

So without further ado here are the books I read in July!

Half Blood by Jennifer L.Armentrout

I really enjoyed this book like I do of all Armentrout's books but I feel like this one was very similar to Vampire Academy. Either way, it had a hot guy in it that is so totally drool-worthy. Not going to complain there! Definitely lives up to its hype.

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

A great classic! If you haven't read it it's a must! Goes great paired with the movie.


Black City by Elizabeth Richards

I loved the take Elizabeth took on her dystopian story by creating a world divided by humans and creatures! so intriguing and page-turning.

Of Triton by Anna Banks

The first book was fantastic but this was even better! It started right where the first left off and never let me down! So captivating! The characters wowed me!

Abandon by Meg Cabot

Sadly I was disappointed by this book. It did not live up to my expectations. I will be picking up the second, but I do not have high hopes for that one either :(

That's it for me folks! I read some really amazing books this month. What did you read in the month of July?