Thursday, May 21, 2015

Book Review: Hexed by Michelle Krys

AUTHOR: Michelle Krys
PUBLISHER: Delacorte Press
PAGES: 384
SOURCE: Edelweiss

If high school is all about social status, Indigo Blackwood has it made. Sure, her quirky mom owns an occult shop, and a nerd just won’t stop trying to be her friend, but Indie is a popular cheerleader with a football-star boyfriend and a social circle powerful enough to ruin everyone at school. Who wouldn’t want to be her?

Then a guy dies right before her eyes. And the dusty old family Bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. But it’s when a frustratingly sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie’s world that she learns her destiny involves a lot more than pom-poms and parties. If she doesn’t get the Bible back, every witch on the planet will die. And that’s seriously bad news for Indie, because according to Bishop, she’s a witch too.

Suddenly forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers, Indie’s about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid.

My thoughts
Witches will forever and always be my most favorite of the supernatural. (I know that my favorite series happens to be about vampires, but overall it's witches that I love.) I think it's because they are the most relate-able to humans. I mean face it they're humans with magic. An old friend and I even had a never-ending story going about witches and fairies. Can you guess which I was?

With that being said, I wasn't sure if I would enjoy Hexed or not. Hexed is just one among millions of witch books out there, and you have to have something pretty amazing to catch my attention. 

The beginning was a bit slow, but as the story progressed it picked up the pace. Things started to happen, and Indie began to learn who she was. (Being popular is not always what it looks to be) There were things that happened to her throughout the book that kept putting her in tough situations, but I believe she came out on top as best she could. -insert boy here-

What is it with these boys named Bishop that have this alluring factor to them. (See-The Book of Ivy) I'll admit at times I thought Bishop was an ass, but in time he became an ass that I liked. (personality wise people)

Paige is the kind of friend you always hope you'll have growing up, and then well on in to adult hood. Sure Indie treated her like a lepper for so many years, and then when Indie's life begin to crumble who was it she went to for help? Paige. She stood by Indie. I loved watching the friendship grow.

There were more characters throughout the story Jezebel (a hot with friend of Bishops), The Priory (Sorcerers set on killing witches), The Family (The Witches Coven basically), Aunt Penny (Indies wild Aunt), Leo (Bad guy), and more. I believe will see them a bit more in Charmed. Well at least some of them.

So with the pace and characters out of the way...
There was one main part in the book that had me grasping my seat and gasping for air. I literally had an intake of air when Indi's mom died. My hubby looked over at me, and was like are you okay. Probably wasn't a good idea while he was driving. (My poor husband and what he deals with when I'm reading. I love him so much.) 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Covers of 2015 I love

Hi everybody! How's everyone's week been going? 

 If you want to see all the other top ten post head on over to The Broke and the Bookish.

Todays topic
It's a freebie -said in the mario accent-
I picked Book covers of 2015 I love.

I think I like this one because of the colors. I love red and black.

I love that it looks like you're looking down the staircase, and the little spot of red is maybe a person.

I pretty much love all the covers in this series.

This one is just pretty, and fairytale-ish

I love the covers two both her books. Entwined is beautiful as well.

I like the cartoonish feel of this one.

I like the the use of colors in this one.

These are really pretty covers in this series.

I like the dress.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Blog Tour: Promo: Portal by Imogen Rose

Portal (Portal Chronicles #1) by Imogen Rose
Release Date: 01/23/10
Narrated by: Sue Leib Bernstein, Lauren Tate
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
Summary from Goodreads:
Come Find Me Two Years Ago... Six words that propel ice-hockey-playing tomboy, Arizona, into an alternate dimension. She suddenly finds herself living the life of a glamorous cheerleader. She finds herself transported from her happy life with her dad to living with the mother she hates. Everyone knows her as Arizona Darley, but she isn't. She is Arizona Stevens. As she struggles to find answers she is certain of two things -- that her mother is somehow responsible, and that she wants to go back home to her real life. That's until she meets Kellan...

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Buy Links: Audible│Amazon│iTunesAudiobook

About the Author Imogen Rose is the author of the bestselling series, Portal Chronicles, which has attained cult status within indie literature and become a favorite among teens and adults alike. An immunologist by profession, Dr. Rose published her first work of fiction in 2010. She now writes full time and is currently working on her second teen series, the Bonfire Chronicles. Imogen was born in Sweden and has lived in several places, counting London among her favorites. She moved to New Jersey in 2001. A self-confessed Hermès addict, Imogen freely admits to being obsessed with Kurt Cobain. She enjoys shopping, traveling, watching movies, and hanging out with her family, friends, and Chihuahua.
Author Links: WebsiteGoodreadsTwitterFacebook

Book Tour Organized by: YA Bound Book Tours

Book Blitz: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

A letter from Renée Ahdieh.

There are not enough words to express how thrilled I am to share THE WRATH AND THE DAWN with you! From the moment I typed the first word, I felt connected to Shahrzad and her world in a way that carried me through the long process of publication to where we are today. 

Everything about this process has been a dream come true, and hope you love my book half as much as I enjoyed writing it. In celebration of release day, I'll be giving away a signed, first edition hardcover of the book, as well as a gorgeous scarf . . . or two!

Always remember to make it a story worthy of you!


About The Book:

Author: Renée Ahdieh
Pub. Date: May 12, 2015
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pages: 388
A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi's wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all. 

About Renée:

Renée lives in North Carolina (Go Heels!) with her husband Victor and their dog Mushu. Her YA fantasy novel, THE WRATH AND THE DAWN, will be published on May 12th, 2015. In her spare time, she likes to cook, dance salsa, and wreak havoc on the lives of her characters.
She’s also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, as well as an active member of theScience Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a hardcover of THE WRATH AND THE DAWN and a beautiful book inspired scarf (IMAGES BELOW)! US Only.

Ends on May 22nd at Midnight EST!

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I want to meet

Hi everybody! How's everyone's week been going? 

 If you want to see all the other top ten post head on over to The Broke and the Bookish.

Todays topic
Ten Authors I REALLY Want To Meet

1. Lindsay Cummings- She's a Texas girl like I am so it would be awesome to meet her.
2. Ally Carter
3. Jackson Pearce
4.Veronica Roth
5.Marie Lu
6. Maggie Stiefvater
7. Kendare Blake
8. Jennifer L. Armentrout
9. Becca Fitzpatrick
10. Ann Aguirre

Readathon: Bout of Books: Bookish Survey Challenge

Bout of Books
Bookish Survey
Today’s challenge is very easy and a great way to meet people and get to know your fellow readers! All you need to do for this challenge is answer the questions below on your blog, Twitter, YouTube, or wherever you happen to be updating your read-a-thon progress! Then come back and link up your answers (or answer, I know Twitter will be tricky with this so you can just link up one tweet here). It would be great if you visited other’s challenge answers and chatted with them, since part of this whole thing is creating a reading community, but it isn’t required.

The Questions: 
1. How do you organize your shelves?
I use to think I could my books organized by certain shelves, but since I have one bookcase it's pretty hard. I want to try the color theme at some point I think that looks awesome.

2. What is one of your favorite book that’s not in one of your favorite genres?
I've  enjoyed the books I've read from Mary Higgins Clark (Daddy's Little Girl, Where are the children?)

3. What is the last 5 star book you read?
Talon by Julie Kagawa...Definitely

4. What book are you most excited to read during the read-a-thon?
I'm just excited to try and read as much as I can, and read some of my books for blog tours later this month like Charmed by Michelle Krys, and Spelled

5. What book do you recommend the most?
Vampire Academy! Hands down! It will forever be my most favorite. I know some say it's doesn't start off to great, but I promise it gets better with each book. 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Sharing with the group: My Dooms Day Package Unveiling

I thought I would do a package unveiling of a giveaway I won.

Thank you so much!
Kathryn Svendsen for hosting the giveaway and Karyn for sending me the goodies.

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