Sunday, 30 September 2012

Review: Solid by Shelley Workinger

Solid (Soldi #1)
by Shelley Workinger
Pages: 221
Publisher: Createspace
Pub date: July 9th 212


Clio Kaid may be 17 and just beginning the last summer before her senior year, but her life is anything but typical.

She's just discovered she was genetically altered before birth and is now headed to a top-secret Army campus to explore the surprising results of the experiment.

Follow Clio and the other teens as they develop fantastic super-abilities, forge new friendships, and find love as they search for answers.


 A copy was provided by the author for a honest review.

Solid was a quick read with a interesting plot that i found to love and unique in it's own way. Clio is like any other girl you see around, but the one thing you don't know about her is that her DNA was altered with when she was a baby. That's with so many other kids like her are at a Army camp.  Despite it being called a Army camp its nothing like it sounds. It's like any other normal day. Until, Clio over hears two people quarrel about something strange.

I enjoyed seeing through Clio's mind. I liked her inside witty comments, especially. Her relationship with Jack was cute. I kept on cursing Garret when he kept on interrupting them when they were having a good moment. Besides Garret and Jack there are also other friend of Clio: Bliss and Miranda. They all are all fun people to read about. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the characters.

When i first read about this i thought it would be like any other scientific-DNA-altered story. On the other hand, Shelley Workinger did the exactly opposite. She made the protagonist and the other people agree coming to the Army campus, which i though was a very nice unique touch. Nevertheless of the unique touch there were some things i didn't like. In my opinion, i thought, that the start from the story was dragged on for too long. Further more, i could see where some things were going.

In spite of the fact that, the beginning of the story was dragged on i still loved some of the twist in the plot and the characters were all fun to read about. If you love science fiction then i would definitely recommend this for you.

Find more about Shelley Workinger at: Goodreads/ Her blog/ Her Website/ Twitter/ Facebook
Fins Solid at: Goodreads/ Shelfari/ Amazon UK/ Amazon US

Friday, 28 September 2012

Blog tour + Review + Character bio + Giveaway: Transcend by Christine Foncesa

Transcend by Christine Fonscesa
Publisher: Compass Press
Pub Date: September 18th 2012


All seventeen-year-old composer Ien Montgomery desires is an escape from his family's rigid expectations for his life; someone to inspire his music. When he meets a beautiful violin-prodigy, Kiera McDougal, his life music takes on new life. With her, he imagines a future outside of his parents’ control. That is, until a horrible accident tears them apart.

Sent to die in a sanatorium, Ien’s obsession for Kiera grows unbearable. Tortured by thoughts he can’t escape and the truth of his monstrous disfigurement, he flees, desperate to exact revenge on the people that ruined his life – his parents. But, vengeance is empty. Betrayed by those closest to him, Ien discovers that the price for his happiness may be his sanity.

Set amidst the landscape of New York's Gilded Age, and inspired by Phantom of the Opera, TRANSCEND exposes the fine line between love and madness.


 A copy was provided by the author for a honest review.

 You can never settle down with one emotion while you are reading Transcend; it's a roller coaster of emotions. Ien has lost everything in the fire. Now, all he wants is revenge. Anger, hatred and rage is all he thinks about. Everyone has betrayed him. His parents. His best friend. His lover. He can't trust anyone. Not the voice inside his head. Not Sister Anne. He just needs his lover, Kiera, back. Then everything will be alright. But it seems there's more to what Ien knows.

Ien, our main character, is shrouded by memories. Ien, for me, wasn't my favorite character. I couldn't get the hang of his emotions and how his mind worked. My favorite character was Jenna. She was a sweet girl that understood Ien. Jenna and Ien are childhoods friend and knows everything about him.

When i first saw Transcend i was captivated by the cover and let me tell you, the inside doesn't let you down. You just have to be patient. At first, i was confused because one chapter would be firs person narrative and the third person narrative. For a while it bugged but i got used to it. I also had some problems with the pace. The first half of the story didn't really excite me but as i got further in the story the pages were flying by. We uncover his past and answers are give. On the other hand,  Christine's writing is subtle, even though, the emotions the words gives off are strong

I am definitely a fan of Christine Fonseca and i can't wait to read more of her works. Although, the beginning was confusing you will not be disappointed when you finish the book .

Find Transcend at: Goodreads/ Shelfari/ Amazon UK/ Amazon US

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (31)

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Keeper of the Lost Cities (Keeper of the Lost Cities #1)
by Shannon Messenger
Pages: 496
Publisher: Aladdin
Pub Date: October 2nd 2012


Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret. She’s a Telepath—someone who hears the thoughts of everyone around her. It’s a talent she’s never known how to explain.

Everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere and also reads minds. She discovers there’s a place she does belong, and that staying with her family will place her in grave danger. In the blink of an eye, Sophie is forced to leave behind everything and start a new life in a place that is vastly different from anything she has ever known.

Sophie has new rules to learn and new skills to master, and not everyone is thrilled that she has come “home.” There are secrets buried deep in Sophie’s memory—secrets about who she really is and why she was hidden among humans—that other people desperately want. Would even kill for.

In this page-turning debut, Shannon Messenger creates a riveting story where one girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world, before the wrong person finds the answer first.

Why i'm waiting:

What i first loved about this book was the colors on the cover. They are so sharp and real. A gorgeous cover always leads me in.

What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Review: Frost Arch by Kate Bloomfield

Frost Arch (The Fire Mage Trilogy #1)
by Kate Bloomfield
Pages: 356
Pub date: February 8th 2012


In a future where ignorance has destroyed the world that we know, humans are slaves and Mages - advanced beings with abilities beyond everyday reach - rule the land.

Avalon is one such Mage. Barely eighteen years of age, she wields the gift of fire yet she is unable to control it. She leaves her family in the dead of night and heads to the city of Frost Arch, her future seemingly grim.

Will Avalon be able to overcome the trials that befall her? Will she be able to save the ones she loves and stay strong within herself?
Time will tell.


A copy was provided by the author for a honest review.

Frost Arch was an excellent read. It has minor flaws but kept me interested, nonetheless. Avalon Redding  powers are wild and uncontrollable and fears that she will harm her sister, so runs away from home. Avalon has escaped to Frost Arch. At the same time, she finds an unusual creature in a cargo. It's a fox with wings. She can't hide it forever though. It's rapidly growing.

Our protagonist, Avalon Redding, is the one thing i am not sure about. I don't know if i like her or not. Now and then, she is reckless and sometimes she is sensible and mature. On the other hand, i thought Jack was mature and sensible but was humorous when the story needed it. I also liked Raeven and Seth Swaggart. Both of their characters were mysterious and intriguing at the same time. Although, i really liked Seth Swaggart i couldn't really fully appreciate his character, because he wasn't in the book most of the time.

Plot wise i thought that it was interesting and fascinating. What i was really interested about when i first read about it was how humans were slaves to the mages and how this was set in the far future. Contrarily, there was nothing about where the story was set. The pace of the story was great, regardless the rushed start. But it soon became steady and flowed nicely through out the story, so i didn't mind it much.

Despite, the minor flaws in all of the topics, Frost Arch, overall, was a enjoyable read with a engaging story line with a great, steady pace. The characters were all fun to know about. I would recommend to read it if you ever get a chance, or get your own copy and read it now.

Find more about Kate Bloomfield at: Goodreads/ Her blog/ Her Website/ Twitter/ Facebook
Find Frost Arch on: Goodreads/ Shelfari/ Amazon UKAmazon US/ Smashwords 

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Letterbox love (10)

LETTERBOX LOVE is a meme by Narratively Speaking.
LETTERBOX LOVE is a way for bloggers to share what books or
ebooks they got this week that we: borrowed or begged for.

Got so many good books this week! *does the happy dance*

For review:

Pledged by Gwynneth White - By the synopsis it seems like a good read.
Ephemeral by Addison Moore - Love the cover and the dress!
The Dream Slayer  (The Dreamer Slayer Series #1) - I've always loved books that contains supernatural things about dreams. 


Underworld by Meg Cabot - Even though, i didn't like Abandon (Check out my review HERE) i still wanted to read the rest of the series. So, here it is.
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan - Eeep! So excited! I've heard so many awesome things about it.  
Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen - A girl disguised as a man in the Merry Men sounds like an awesome read to me.

Defiance C. J. Redwine - Anything with a kick ass heroine i have to check out and who can resist with this bewitching cover?!
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry - Me: Does the happy dance, screams and jumps up and down, like, a million times. Yep! You can probably see how much i wanted to read this for a long time.


Time Riders by Akex Scarron - I love time traveling! 

What did you get this week?

Friday, 21 September 2012

Blog tour + Review + Giveaway: Return to Arèthane by Kelly Riad

Today, i'm super excited to be part of this blog tour by SupaGurl Tours. I loved this book and if you want a chance to win a copy of this then see below!

Return to Arèthane (The Elves of Arèthane #1)
by Kelly Riad
Pub date: May 30th 2012


16-year old Emily has accepted her fate with each weakening beat of her heart, but after her best friend's brother and sister arrive in town and turn out to be more than what they appear, Emily's life is turned upside-down. When their friendship includes confronting wizards who harbor dark secrets and dancing with an elf prince, Emily discovers there are some things still worth living for.


A copy was provided by the author for a honest review.

Return to Arèthane was a refreshing read. It's full of adventure, action, fantasy and romance. Emily has been friends with the beautiful Dafne ever since they've met. When Emily is saved by a hot guy in a embarrassing situation she doesn't think anything of it. But that all changes, when Dafne's siblings come home. Both of her siblings are gorgeous, like Dafne, but she's met one of them before. Jarrad, he's the one who helped her at the restaurant. Emily knows Dafne and her siblings are hiding something from her. The flowers bloom when Dafne passes them and Kara was glowing!

The story was in third person perspective but the characters were still enjoyable to read. Emily was strong even though she has a heart problem and that she always has to act like a adult in her family. Especially, with her mum who is always drunk or spotted with alcohol. Seeing through Kara's perspective was a fun experience. You get to know the story even deeper and understand it even more.

Now, the plot and Kelly's writing was superb! I breezed through the book easily and didn't want to put it down. It was all merged together with everything i liked; action, adventure, romance, heart throb moments and fantasy. And it wasn't all muddled up it blended in together exquisitely. Furthermore, the writing style of Kelly Raid was perfect for me. Even with all of these positive points, i had a problem with the ending. It was just there. It was left hanging and no i don't mean a cliffhanger. It was just left there hanging. So, that really let me down.

To end this review, i would say to everyone that they should definitely check it out soon. It kept me buried in its pages and i'm sure you'll be the same as well. Without a doubt, i am looking forward to read the next installment in this series.

About the author:

Kelly Riad is from Texas where she lived with her husband and a house overrun by pets. She now lives in the San Francisco Bay area and is determined to bring the y'all to the West Coast. While she published her first book - a handmade pop-up titled "The Lost Puppy" - in the fifth grade to much acclaim by the first graders, she only recently picked the craft back up. "Return to Arèthane" is her second published novel.

Find more about Kelly Raid at: Goodreads/ Her blog/ Twitter

Find more about Return to Arèthane on: Goodreads/ Shelfari/ Amazon UK/ Amazon US/ Smashwords


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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (30)

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett
Pages: 352
Publisher: Tor Teen
Pub date:  March 15th 2013


16-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare. Literally. Dusty is a magical being who feeds on human dreams.

Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker’s house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He’s hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn’t get much more embarrassing. But it does. Eli is dreaming of a murder. The setting is Arkwell.

And then it comes true.

Now the Dusty has to follow the clues—both within Eli’s dreams and out of them—to stop the killer before more people turn up dead. And before the killer learns what she’s up to and marks her as the next target.

Why i'm waiting:

There are three reason i want to read this book. One, the mystery. I love a good ol' mystery! Two;  my undying curiosity of how Dusty feeds of human dreams and the different kind of magical kinds we will meet. Three, i love the sound of school for magic kind.

What are you waiting on?

Monday, 17 September 2012

Trailer Teasers (11): The Raven Boys

Trailer Teaser is a meme that is inspired by Teaser Tuesdays. However, instead of words i was going for the opposite. Pictures. When i started this meme i saw some really wonderful trailers and i really wanted to share them, so, i ended up making this meme. Hope you enjoy!

About the book:

The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle #1) 
by Maggie Stiefvater
Pages: 408
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pub date: September 18th 2012


“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him;Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

The trailer:   

I loooooove this trailer! I love the music! I love the drawing! I just love everything about it! In addition, i think it's even more amazing, because Maggie has taken part in making the trailer; the music, the drawing and more. 

I'm pretty sure, by now, everyone is eagerly waiting to get heir hands on this book. I am, for sure.

What do you think of it?

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Leterbox Love (9)

LETTERBOX LOVE is a meme by Narratively Speaking.
LETTERBOX LOVE is a way for bloggers to share what books or
ebooks they got this week that we: borrowed or begged for.

For review:

Flesh by Khanh Ha - I got a Hardback of this for the tour. I'm looking forward to it as i've heard it's really good. 
Ember (Death Collecters #1) by Jessica Sorensen - I jumped at the opportunity to be part of the blog tour because i haven't read any works by Jessica Sorensen. All of Jessica Sorensen works sound so good, so i had to try it out.

Frost Arch (The Fire Mage Trilogy #1) by Kate Bloomfield - As you can see i got bewitched by the gorgeous cover. I couldn't help myself. AND it's about an alternative, yeah... 
Beg for Mercy (Cambion #1) by Shannon Dermott - Have you read synopsis? That's all i have to say.


Thanks to Evie @ Bookish for sharing these wonderful books were free in Kindle! :)

Sovereign Hope (The Hope series #1) by Frankie Rose - It sounds so mysterious! Who is Daniel? Who is Farely?
Solsitice: A novel of the Zombie Apocalypse by Donna Burgess - Love the cover! Zombies? Haven't even read a book with zombies so i had to get it.

What pretties did you get this week?

Friday, 14 September 2012

Review: The Day of First Sun by Sheryl Stienes

The Day of First Sun (#1)
by Sheryl Stienes
Pages: 308
Pub date: January 1st 2011


When Princess Amelie of Amborix is murdered by magical means, Annie Pearce and Bobby “Cham” Chamsky of the Wizard’s Guard are called in by the FBI. Their job is to help solve the crime while keeping the non-magical world from discovering the existence of the Wizard Council.

During their investigation, Annie and Cham discover that Princess Amelie’s death is connected to a series of other crimes in the Chicago area. A larger plot involving, a vampire, a rogue wizard and an army of soul-less zombies is revealed, but can Annie and Cham discover who is responsible before The Day of First Sun?


*Given a copy in exchange for a honest review.

The Day of First Sun was a quick and easy read. When Princess Amelie and Jordan (her boyfriend) steal an orb they don't know that it could turn theirs and everyone else's world upside down. But, it's too late. When the FBI find Princess Amelie's lifeless body Annie Pierce and her partner, Bobby “Cham” Chamsky, are called in. Annie and Cham are Wizard's Guard. Princess Amelie of Amborix is murdered but with magic. When the murder rests on Jordan's shoulders it turns out this is part of a even bigger problem.

Annie as the main character i didn't really connect with. Actually, i didn't really connect with any of the character. However, I thought that Annie was a perfect heroine. She wasn't perfect in every way. She had flaws like us. Cham and Annie have been together as friends for their whole life. They've been in love with each other for so long. When Annie finally confesses and they were together i thought that there could have been more of them together, for longer.

Sheryl's writing is really easy to get and it flows really well together. I could see how this was all linked together, for example. Despite the fact that i could understand the plot easily there were two things that made my opinion for The Day of first Sun go down. One, i was expecting more action. From the synopsis it sounded to me as if it was more of a action and thrill. Secondly, the past. We knew most of the past but the things that i really wanted to know more about was Annie's past and how the non-magical (i.e FBI) and the magical (i.e Wizard's Guard) got together.

In conclusion, The Day of First Sun was an interesting read but there were some things that made me hesitant into loving it. Although i didn't connect with the characters i really liked Annie. I also liked how everything flowed together easily. I would recommend this to people who love mystery more than action.

Find more about Sheryl Stienes at: Goodreads/ Her website/ Her blog/ Twitter/ Facebook
Find The Day of First Sun on: Goodreads/ Shelfari/ Amazon UK/ Amazon US

Blog tour + Excerpt: She Wulf by Sheryl Stienes

 She Wulf (#2)  
by Sheryl Stienes
Pub date: September 2012


He came through the centuries to find her, the girl who could save them all. Annie Pearce runs through the streets of the city, chasing a demon, the likes she has never seen before. As she works to find out where the demon came from, the Wizard Guard encounters something even more bizarre. A tenth century Viking.

When Annie gets sucked into the past, she must struggle with the knowledge of the prophecy that tells of her destiny. The one she must fulfill if she is to return home. What happens in the past will change the world.

Please enjoy this excerpt from She Wulf, an action-packed urban fantasy by Sheryl Steines. Then read on to learn how you can win huge prizes as part of this blog tour, including a Kindle Fire, $550 in Amazon gift cards, 5 autographed copies of She Wulf, and 5 copies of its companion, The Day of First Sun.


Someone screamed; a terrified, naked shrill cry in the distance. There were sounds of hollering, screeching, grunting, stomping. The ground rumbled under Annie as she threw several layers of animal skins to the ground.

Spencer jumped up; the coven roused themselves.

“The mead hall,” he said as they threw open the door and ran to the village center.

Chaos turned to determination as the coven traveled through the forest toward the mead hall. Annie knew the Vikings were running, screaming, panicked— but all she could hear were footsteps, and her heart pounding in her chest. Spencer had come with her; she didn’t know where he was now. She only knew the steady rhythm surrounding her as the coven followed the trail. Instinctively she went into battle mode. This was what had brought here. Her adrenaline pumped through her, her heart beat quicker, her blood boiled with rage, and she ran faster.

They were through the forest and into the clearing that surrounded the mead hall. Annie’s senses changed, grew clearer and louder. She heard terrified voices; smelled fear hanging in the air. The anxious cries of the Vikings moved through her. She listened to the growling and grunting and the rage and horror the demons brought forth. It crowded her as they broke through the wooded area.

Swords swished in the air; metal sliced through flesh. Anxious, chaotic screams greeted them as they entered the massacre.

Blood covered the earth and stuck to their shoes and clothes. Large dark patches already drenched the ground around the hall and rolled off the dead bodies that littered the ground. Annie was sick. Women and children ran from the mead hall in the direction of the coven village, away from the demons that had overtaken them.

She reached down and pulled a small boy out of the way as a demon lunged for him. She threw her first jinx at the demon, surprised by the strength of her magic. The creature flew through the air and landed on another demon. The demon on top grunted, punched the beast below it and stood up. The one on the ground rose and looked around, confused at first until it focused on a Viking running past. It reached its large hands over and plucked the Viking from mid-run and held him in the air.

Terror filled the night; panic surrounded her as she conjured a small fireball. It hovered above her palm; it grew in size and strength, and she released it toward the demon. Its lightweight clothing caught fire easily. The demon hopped around in one spot, patting down the fire, but the flames grew and inched their way upwards before consuming the demon’s skin. It screamed; pain mixed with terror. The battle stopped around them and the warriors watched, entranced by the only known means to kill the demons.

“Fire!” Annie yelled to them. “Kill them with fire!”

As if the coven awoke from a trance, fireballs lit up the night, flying through the air and consuming the demons. Fire ate away at Annie’s demon’s flesh and crackled its bones. They popped until there was nothing left but ash. The last of the monster’s scream reverberated in Annie’s ear as the wind picked up and scattered its smoking remains in the air. She lit another ball of fire above her palm and threw it in the pile of ash, burning any possible traces of the demon. The blaze flashed and died down to nothing. She ran toward another creature.

Find She Wulf on: Goodreads/ Amazon UK/ Amazon US

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    About The Day of First Sun: A vampire, a rogue wizard and an army of soulless zombies are par for the course for Annie Pearce and Bobby “Cham” Chamsky of the Wizard’s Guard. But when the non-magical princess, Amelie of Amborix, is murdered by magical means, a deeper plot unfolds. Get it on Amazon.

    About the author: Behind the wheel of her ’66 Mustang Convertible, Sheryl is a constant surprise, using her sense of humor and relatable style make her books something everyone can enjoy. Visit Sheryl on her website, Twitter, Facebook, or GoodReads.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Cover Reavel: Demon Royale by Jill Cooper

Today i'm sharing the cover of the second book in The Dreamer Slayer series.

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Demon Royale (The Dreamer Slayer #2)
 by Jill Cooper
Pages: 378
Pub date: October 2012


The only thing worse than dying, is running away…

Since becoming employed by a supernatural protection agency, Natalie Johnson’s life has been more interesting than ever. While most teens are working on their summer tans, Natalie works on slaughtering the undead lurking just outside her town’s borders.

The workload takes more than just a toll on her love life, it dampens her spirit and her health, as the town is plagued by a mysterious murderer intent on stealing the residents’ souls. Natalie’s investigation is hampered by her declining health and the sicker she gets, the more inadequate she feels.

Guilt over her inability to act, weighs heavily on Natalie’s shoulders during a time when her strength is needed more than ever. As some of those closest to her begin to lose faith, she must make the hardest stand yet to save the soul of the one person she can always count on:

The Slayer.

About the author:

Author of the YA Dream Slayer series, Jill loves to blend horror, comedy, the supernatural, and love, through her novels. A fan of genre blending, her work strives to cross boundries, but most of all strives to entertain.

She loves soft cuddly cats, warm blankets, and paranormal romances.

Jill resides in Massachusetts, is constantly renovating her home that she shares with her husband, young daughter, and two skittish cats.

Find out more about Jill Cooper at: Goodreads/ Her blog/ Twitter/ Facebook

What do you think of the cover? Have you read The Dreamer Slayer series?

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (29)

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
pages: 384
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pub date: October 22nd 2012


#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole introduces The Arcana Chronicles, post-apocalyptic tales filled with riveting action, the dark mysticism of Tarot cards, and breathtaking romance.She could save the world—or destroy it.

Sixteen year old Evangeline “Evie” Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future—and they’re still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux.

But she can’t do either alone.

With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even though he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees to protect Evie on her quest. She knows she can’t totally depend on Jack. If he ever cast that wicked grin her way, could she possibly resist him?

Who can Evie trust?

As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of twenty-two teens has been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it’s not always clear who is on which side….

Why i'm waiting:

After reading the synopsis i was already hooked and desperate to read it. So, yes, i am definitely picking this up when it comes out.

What are you waiting on?

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Letterbox (8)

LETTERBOX LOVE is a meme by Narratively Speaking.
LETTERBOX LOVE is a way for bloggers to share what books or
ebooks they got this week that we: borrowed or begged for.

For review:

After Dark (The 19th Year #1) by Emi Gayle
Transcend by Christine Foscea

Solid (Sloid #1) by Shelley Workinger


Debutantes by Corra Harrison


Xor: The shape of Darkness by Moshe Sipper

These are all the lovelies i got this week and the last! And i have to say they all have beautiful covers!

I am very lucky that i got After Dark because it's an eARC! I love the cover of Transcend! Especially the mask. Transcend's blog tour is coming up so keep an eye out. Next, Solid. I'm looking forward to read it as i've heard it's a good read. And I just noticed that the cover has silhouettes of two people at the edge. Can you see it or is it just me?

Anyway. Moving on, Debutantes's cover is gorgeous! Finally, I won another book this week: Xor: The Shape of Darkness! It sounds awesome because it includes "Realm Pirates"! Oh, and if you want a chance to win it head towards its Goodreads page!

Big thanks to: J. Taylor Publishing, SupaGurl Tours and Shelley Wokringer!

What's in your book haul?

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (28)

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill
Pages: 432
Publisher: Little, Brown Books For Young Readers
Pub date: October 19th 2012


The end of their world begins with a story.
This one.

In most fairy tales, princesses are beautiful, dragons are terrifying, and stories are harmless.This isn't most fairy tales.

Princess Violet is plain, reckless, and quite possibly too clever for her own good. Particularly when it comes to telling stories. One day she and her best friend, Demetrius, stumble upon a hidden room and find a peculiar book. A forbidden book. It tells a story of an evil being -- called the Nybbas -- imprisoned in their world. The story cannot be true -- not really. But then the whispers start. Violet and Demetrius, along with an ancient, scarred dragon, may hold the key to the Nybbas's triumph . . . or its demise. It all depends on how they tell the story. After all, stories make their own rules.

Iron Hearted Violet is a story of a princess unlike any other. It is a story of the last dragon in existence, deathly afraid of its own reflection. Above all, it is a story about the power of stories, our belief in them, and how one enchanted tale changed the course of an entire kingdom.

Why I'm waiting:

First, the cover! If i could stare at the cover all day i would! Second, dragons? Hell yeah! They are like my favorite creature in the fantasy world. And lastly, a princess that isn't a damsel in distress with a "forbidden book"? All of these combined sounds like an awesome book! 

What are you waiting on?

Monday, 3 September 2012

New blog name, design and address!!!

As you can already guess i have a new blog name, design and address!

You might be wondering why i changed it. And i've got the answer right here:

This book blog has never settled with a blog name. It actually had another name before Wishing On a Shooting Star Reviews. It used to be called Entwined Tales. Originally i wanted the blog to be named Tales Entwined, but it seems it was already taken. I never liked it. Then i changed it to Wishing On a Shooting Star Reviews. I actually liked it like that... for awhile. Then, for some reason i became really picky again. At the same time, i was making an Twitter account for the blog. I then made my Twitter account which is... dun dun duuun... whisper of reads. (See where i'm going?) Then it came to me! (Eureka!) I got the idea to change my blog name! It was perfect! And i loved it!

So, now we are here in the present. I would love to hear what you think of it! Do you love it? Is there something wrong with it? Is it not loading properly? If you have anythings to say then spill it away in the comments below!


I really forgot to do this yesterday. I got sidetracked by the time. All of these pictures are not made by me. I got them from other websites. And they are:
  1. Wikipedia.
  2. PicMonkey.
The button and header is by people from Free Pretty Things and Shabby Blogs. The purple stack of books  picture is from wikipedia (the picture is public domain.) Lastly, I edited the button and added text on PicMonkey.
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