Stacking the Shelves

This weekly meme is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Stacking The Shelves is all about the books we are adding to our shelves each week, sharing with you our excitement for our newest titles and maybe have you discover a new book in the process!



I wasn't expecting much from this week, but wow! I ended up getting more than I thought I would. Then I went to HPB again, I swear I go at least once a week these days, and picked up a few more things...I weep for my TBR pile! It sounded manageable on Friday with that number, but now it's sooooo not!


Here's what I bought:


 


Wolfcry by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes--didn't initially plan on finishing this series but when I saw books 4 & 5, the last two of the series, at HPB for $4 a piece I couldn't resist!
Wyvernhail by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Velvet by Temple West
Dreamless by Josephine Angelini--hardcover, for I never did replace my ARC and these covers were gorgeous, so I finally bought the hardcover!
iZombie: Dead to the World by Chris Roberson, Ill. by Mike Allred


Then my contest wins were:




Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott--UK edition, SIGNED!!
Nearly Found by Elle Cosimano (ARC)--SIGNED!!


THANK YOU Victoria & Elle!


Then for review from the publishers, I received:

The Rules by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie (Early Copy)
Spellbinder by C.C. Hunter (ARC)--already read, reviewed, and LOVED! Review to come later in June!
Alice by Christina Henry (ARC)--just started this one and it's quite mysterious, but I like it so far!

 THANK YOU Delacorte Books, St. Martin's Griffin, Ace, & Netgalley!


Some more of my buys:

 2 new bookmarks...because I have a bookmark and book buying problem!
a planner for the new year!
an adult coloring book of Mandalas with a pack of 50 new colored pencils!




And that was my week! Hopefully next week will give me something of a break! LOL! What did you all get?







COVER COPY REVEAL BLITZ--Lust by Alyssa Rose Ivy +CONTEST!

We are so excited for this Cover Reveal (and the book!) for Alyssa Rose Ivy's LUST!! LUST is a New Adult Paranormal Romance releasing July 16, 2015 and the second novel in her The Allure Chronicles Series!

 

 
LUST - cover

 

Cover design and photography by Mae I Design.

 

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Lust (The Allure Chronicles #2)

 

After years of searching Daisy and Owen have finally found each other, only to face the threat of being forced apart. If they are unable to stop Daisy from becoming an Allure, she will forever lose the ability to love.


Desperate to stop the change before time runs out, they must decide what price they are willing to pay to save their love.


And don't miss LURE, the first book in The Allure Chronicles and SEDUCTION'S KISS, a prequel novella: 

LURE
  

 

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Seductions Kiss

About LURE: 

There's danger in the beauty... 

Two years, six months, and twenty-five days. That's how long it had been since I'd seen my winged hero— not that I'd been counting. I'd suffered through years of counseling just to convince my friends and family that I wasn't crazy and knew he didn't exist. 

But he did. And I was done waiting. 

Days after college graduation I headed back down to New Orleans to retrace my steps and find Owen again only to find my life was about to get even crazier... thanks to the most beautiful and dangerous of all paranormal creatures, the Allures.  

 

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About SEDUCTION’S KISS: 

*Prequel novella to Lure (The Allure Chronicles #1)* 

Never agree to a road trip to New Orleans with your roommate. At least not when your roommate is dragging you along while she reconnects with an ex-boyfriend. Possible consequences of failing to take my advice: 

1) Unknowingly going out with a vampire stripper 
2) Getting kidnapped by said vampire's nest mates 
3) Falling head over heels for your winged hero Believe it or not number 3 is the worst one, especially when no one believes you that he exists.  


Alyssa Rose Ivy- Author Photo

Alyssa Rose Ivy Bio: Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.      

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Review--Persistence of Memory by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Sixteen-year-old Erin Misrahe just wants to be like everyone else in her new school. But Erin has more to worry about than passing AP Chemistry or making friends. In times of stress, she has always been overcome by her alter ego, Shevaun, whose violent behavior wreaks havoc on those around her. Erin can never remember anything about these episodes, and she’s grateful to have been spared them for a while.

But when a protective friend comes back into Erin’s life, he insists that Shevaun is a vampire who actually exists apart from Erin. Shevaun has dangerous allies, like the handsome witch Adjila—and they’re determined to sever Shevaun’s connection to Erin once and for all.


In Amelia Atwater-Rhodes's thrilling tale of love, loyalty, and illusion, the waking hours are only as safe as the dreams that came before them.


I decided to return to Amelia Atwater-Rhodes's Den of Shadow Series. It took me awhile to realize she had return and now I have five additions to read! Persistence of Memory was an interesting story. Not as incredible as her earlier books that I fell in love with long, long ago, but still an entertaining enough tale!

Erin has problems, she's schizophrenic and has been since she was a child. But things have been getting more complicated in her life lately. Shevaun, her alter identity seems to be taking over more often than not. And now she suddenly finds herself in Shevaun's body at times and there's a guy named Adjila who may or may not be a friend. But life gets even crazier when she finds herself face to face with Shevaun and Adjila when she long thought them to just be dreams. Shevaun is a centuries old vampire and Adjila is a powerful witch.

This was definitely an interesting story. I thought it would be more that Erin has a vampire alter ego rather than Shevaun actually being a real vampire on her own. She and Erin are connected somehow, but the connection must be severed for their own good. Each of them wants to live a life unhindered by the other and it almost feels like a kill or be killed situation. Though things were not as dire as that.

Erin's friends Sassy, who she hadn't seen in years returns and comes to help her, and her friend Marissa has her own secrets as well, but yet there definitely seems to be strong bonds between them and Erin. I just wish we could've seen more of it in the story. Which was rather short at 212 pages, it was almost a one day read, but alas I had to clean the house yesterday and it interrupted my reading flow!

While Persistence of Memory wasn't the best I've read from the author, it was still a unique and enjoyable read. I hope that the next few books in the series can recapture the magic I found in them oh so long ago!


Overall Rating 3.5/5 stars



 

Follow Friday

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This week's question is: How many books have you got on your TBR list? via Obsessive Compulsive Reader 


MY ANSWER: Well as of my last book haul my Goodreads TBR list has 164. A couple of these are books I do not yet own, they were marked for contests, but they are ones I will own eventually! I am pretty sure I've gotten myself up to date on marking all books in my possession as TBR on Goodreads, so that number feels fairly accurate. But again minus maybe 10 for contest entries so those are not in my possession at this time! ;)





 

ARC Review--Nearly Found by Elle Cosimano

The sequel to the highly praised and intricately plotted Nearly Gone--a YA urban mystery that's perfect for fans of Bones, Numbers, and The Body Finder

After Nearly Boswell starts working as an intern at a crime lab, a girl from her trailer park turns up dead. Then the corpse of a missing person is discovered, buried on a golf course, with a message for Nearly etched into the bones. When Nearly finds out the corpse is the father of Eric, a classmate of hers, she starts to worry that the body is connected to her father's disappearance five years ago. Nearly, Reece, and Nearly's classmates--Vince, Jeremy, and Eric--start a dangerous investigation into their fathers' pasts that threatens Nearly's fragile romance with Reece, and puts all them in the killer's path.






I received this ARC from a local indie bookstore on Independent Book Store Day, I was in no way compensated for this review.

 

WARNING: There will be spoilers from Nearly Gone in this review! Read at your own risk if you haven't read Nearly Gone yet!


Elle Cosimano's Nearly Found is the companion to her stellar debut Nearly Gone! I don't know if this is meant to be a series, trilogy, or a duology, but I must say that I enjoyed this one just as much as the first!

I will warn you that despite this being a "companion" if you haven't read Nearly Gone beforehand you will be spoiled entirely. But if for whatever reason you didn't want to read the first one--which you so should!--I would say you could follow along with the story easy enough. Don't get me wrong, huge events happened in Nearly Gone and they're referenced here, but basically to make life easier, read the first book because it was soooo awesome!

It's been a few months since TJ's conviction. Nearly's life is finally starting to turn towards normal, but there have been dramatic changes. Her friends, Jeremy and Anh had given her the cold shoulder for months. Kids at school still give her odd looks. And then there's her relationship with Reece which starts to bring up new complications as well. Now Nearly is about to start her senior year of high school and one of the first things she wants to do is participate in an internship where she would work in a forensics lab. She still plans to go to college and will need money for that.

It's not long though before things start getting dicey. Jeremy receives a strange note, than Vince, then Eric her lab partner in her Computer class, and then Nearly gets one herself. The feeling of deja vu hits and soon Nearly finds herself in another dangerous mystery with a killer leaving more cryptic clues for her. Some of the clues go back to her theory with the Periodic Table but the other clues prove more difficult in a sense to undercover their hiding meaning. I won't get into that, best to let you all bask in the mystery as well!

And what a mystery it was! I felt like I was devising my own suspicions for this one, but again, I was still far from the truth. This one brings back the mystery of Nearly's father and the alleged poker club he was apart of. Nearly finds that she and her classmates have more in common then she thought possible. And I have to say again, wow!

This mystery felt so vast compared to the last one! There's more going on this time though. All these different occurrences happening and eventually at the end, we see how it all fits together, but prior to that I was totally at a lost! But that's not to say it was a bad thing either! I love mysteries like that. Ones that have you trying to piece together every bit of evidence and possible evidence! It's exhilarating! 

Although I was sad to see Reece missing for most of the first half. He gets a new assignment at a high school across town and it puts a clink into his relationship with Nearly. I felt conflicted over that too. I understood why Nearly was hurt by some of Reece's actions, but at the same time, I felt like smacking her a bit and saying, "remember he's still a narc?!" But again, I understood why Nearly was hurt because her points were valid. Basically it was a conflicting mess! LOL! But there were still stolen moments, moments when you saw Reece and you knew the truth and I must say, I loved those moments!

The final reveal at the ending was yet another shocker! I saw bits of it coming, but I was still struggling to put together the whys of it all. It was quite shocking and scary even, in a way. What I still want to know more about is Nearly's father. I feel like we keep getting hints of who he was and what all he did, but there's still the question of where is he? Will we ever see him? Will he own up to what he did? What's worse is that I can't tell if this is a series yet. This is called a companion to the first book. Right there in purple and white (the colors of my ARC). So I am dying to know if there's more! It's going to be a guessing game from this point out! I just hope that there's more, because this series...duology?...or whatever we want to call it is freaking amazing!

In this one we see more characters and I loved watching them grow and develop as well. People we thought we knew before in the first book we see in a different light in this one! I can't say much about it, because again, I'd rather let you experience it for yourselves, but I just hope that this isn't the end and we can see more of it in future reads!

Nearly Found was creeptastically amazing! I love the edge, the mystery and the creepiness. I love that Nearly has a special talent that makes her not quite normal. I love the bits of romance filtered into the pages. I love it all! The suspense, the danger, everything! This is one series I highly recommend to all mystery/thriller readers out there!


Overall Rating 5/5 stars


Nearly Found releases June 2, 2015





Random Thursday

So just as I am preparing to look through some random factoids books I bought, I found an article with surprising facts about DISNEY WORLD!! How lucky was that?! So I'll have about 5 weeks worth of some fun facts about the Happiest Place on Earth!

These facts were taken straight from the article as I find it easier to let you read her words then try to reword it! Credits go to Hilary White, the author of the article. Don't want to share its location because then you'll know my fun facts for the next few weeks! ;) I'll share it at the end though!


  • Each day, an average of 210 pairs of sunglasses are turned in to Disney's lost and found.--Disney says that "since 1971, an estimated 1.65 million pairs of glasses have found their way into the 'lost' bin. On an annual basis, Lost and Found cast members collect more than 6,000 cell phones, 3,500 digital cameras, 18,000 hats and 7,500 autograph books."--WOW I'd like to think I would know that I lost something like a camera or phone! Or autograph book!
  • Mickey and Minnie have hundreds of unique outfits.--Mickey Mouse has over 135 sets of different outfits, and Minnie has more than 100.--shocked Mickey has more! At least they're making it seem that way!
  • There are about 74,000 cast members in Central Florida.--People who work for Disney World are not called employees; they are called cast members and must always be in character when on duty. 
  • The Cinderella mosaic is symbolic.--Disney says that "guests can see that each of Cinderella's stepsisters appears with her own special facial tint. One sister displays a red tint to show that she is 'red with rage,' while the other sister displays a green tint to show that she is 'green with envy,' as they both watch Cinderella try on the glass slipper to reveal a perfect fit."
  • Disney World is HUGE.--It spans about 40 square miles, making it the size of San Francisco or two Manhattan islands. According to Disney, of the approximately 25,000 acres, about a third is conservation land.--WHOA! Never realized the WHOLE resort was that huge! I mean I knew it was BIG but WHOA!
  • Over 75 million Coca-Colas are consumed each year at the Disney World resort.--Not to mention 13 million bottles of water.--Daaaaamn!
  • Animal Kingdom is Disney World's largest theme park.--never would've guessed that, but it does make sense! All those animals need room to roam!
  • Newlyweds can see the Cinderella Castle from the altar of Disney World's wedding pavilion.--I now know where I want need to get married!;)




ARC Review--The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

The magic and suspense of Graceling meet the political intrigue and unrest of Game of Thrones in this riveting fantasy debut.

Your greatest enemy isn't what you fight, but what you fear.

Elizabeth Grey is one of the king's best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she's accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake.

Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that's been laid upon him.

But Nicholas and his followers know nothing of Elizabeth's witch hunting past--if they find out, the stake will be the least of her worries. And as she's thrust into the magical world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and one all-too-handsome healer, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.

Virginia Boecker weaves a riveting tale of magic, betrayal, and sacrifice in this unforgettable fantasy debut.


I received this ARC from a local indie bookstore on Independent Bookstore Day, I was in no way compensated for this review.


Virginia Boecker brings us a fresh new tale in the world of Paranormal YA! The Witch Hunter was set in the 1800s, which is already making way for a different kind of read with all the modern day worlds or dystopian ones, and it's not at all a Salem Witch Trials kind of read, though there are witches and executions. Add to that a group of witch hunters, revenants, ghosts, and those bloody pirates, you get more than what you expect with this read!

Elizabeth is a witch hunter, one of the best really after her best friend Caleb. These two have been friends for years and have been through everything together. So naturally, Elizabeth developed an unrequited crush on him. But her life gets turned upside down when she finds herself accused of witchcraft for possessing a pouch of herbs on her person. Basically, if you sneeze wrong in this world, you're called out as a witch and sentenced to die. Which is what happens to Elizabeth.

Days go by, and then suddenly one night, Nicholas, the most wanted wizard in the country comes to break her out. There's a prophecy in place that basically told him he needed her help and so begins Elizabeth's tremulous journey.

I liked that Elizabeth was a hard character to like in the beginning. For years, she's hunted witches and brought them to their deaths and now she finds herself at the mercy of a bunch of witches and wizards--that's basically what the male witch is called. Elizabeth has no personal grudge against witches either. Just that witchcraft is against the law and she's a witch hunter, so being where she is at is hard for her. But yet, she learns a lot more than she thought she would.

Nicholas needs Elizabeth's help in breaking a curse that was placed over him. He will die otherwise, and before long Elizabeth finds herself starting to care for the group that's taken her in. They aren't all friendly at first, Fifer, another young witch and student of Nicholas's is the most stingy. She hates Elizabeth on principal. Then there's George who seems to be a man of mystery. I have a few inklings of his character, but we don't get to dive into his secrets much. But he was definitely a great source of comedic relief. Then there's John, the healer, who is basically your all around nice guy. He's easily liked! And then one of my most favorite characters is one we meet later on, Schuyler, a revenant. He can be one scary dude at times, but he is hilarious! I love his and Fifer's bantering. There's definitely something between those two and I can't wait for more details later on!

I really enjoyed this one more than I thought I would. I liked watching Elizabeth's character grow. I liked seeing the other characters involved with her. There's a lot of character development in this book I'd say and I loved that! That is one of my favorite things about reading! Other tiny little pieces of the story that had me grinning from ear to ear for no real reason were the epic showdown at the end was to take place at a party, its date? My birthday! You know, just some 200 years earlier! And then prior to learning that date, Elizabeth received 32 stitches from an injury and as you might know, 32 is my favorite number! LOL!

There was romance in this one as well. As I mentioned, Elizabeth has harbored a crush on her best friend Caleb for years, but I never really grew to like Caleb. He was kind and such, but he seemed full of himself at times. I didn't care for him at all really, but I admired the friendship he had with Elizabeth for so long. Then there's another guy who catches Elizabeth's eye. I've mentioned him already, but I won't say who it is. I must say, I was definitely more down with that romance instead! 

This book was well paced, not fast, not too slow. It was a mix of just right! There's plenty of secrets and other events going on that lead us to the epic conclusion. And there were plenty of surprises in that realm too! This is definitely a series I will be continuing, for it was a breath of fresh air in some ways and I am pretty much too hooked to give it up!

The Witch Hunter was a marvelous tale with a unique setting! The characters were pretty much spot on for perfection, in that they weren't at all perfect, but yet they grow! I truly loved and loved to hate them all! This read was fun and enjoyable!



Overall Rating 4.5/5 stars


The Witch Hunter releases June 2, 2015





  

Waiting on Wednesday

I hate waiting...
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog post by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights releases we're eagerly awaiting.




Keri Arthur, New York Times bestselling author of Fireborn, presents the thrilling new Souls of Fire Novel featuring Emberly Pearson, a phoenix that can transform into a human—and is haunted by the ability to foresee death....

Crimson Death, the plague like virus spawned from a failed government experiment to isolate the enzymes that make vampires immortal, continues to spread. Emberly and her partner, Jackson Miller, are desperately seeking the stolen research for a cure before the virus becomes a pandemic.

But their mission is jeopardized by another threat uncovered in Emberly’s prophetic dreams. A creature of ash and shadow has been unleashed on a murdering spree. Now Emberly must summon all her gifts and investigative knowledge to put an end to this entity’s brutal rampage—even if it means placing herself in harm’s way....


Soooo cannot wait to get back to this series! Still need to read Risa's last book too, but I do remember loving Fireborn!

TITLE: Wicked Embers
AUTHOR: Keri Arthur
PUBLISHER: Signet Select
GENRE: Urban Fantasy

RELEASE DATE: July 7, 2015 



In an exhilarating new series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.…

Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.

Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.

When he inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn.…
 


A new Rachel Caine book! Yay! This one sounds very intriguing! I mean there's a LIBRARY involved with it! It has to be amazing just by that fact alone!

TITLE: Ink and Bone
AUTHOR: Rachel Caine
PUBLISHER: NAL
GENRE: Dystopian?--struggle to genreize!

RELEASE DATE: July 7, 2015


Some loves will last ’til your dying breath

Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust.

Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction.

Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…


SOOOOOOOOOO cannot wait to read this one! I will be disconnecting myself from internet and such until I can have it read! No spoilers for me! LOL!

TITLE: Every Last Breath
AUTHOR: Jennifer L. Armentrout
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Teen
GENRE: Paranormal YA
RELEASE DATE: July 28, 2015 




 

ARC Review--Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen

Sometimes, one must accomplish the impossible.

Beneath the mountain, the king’s reign of tyranny is absolute; the one troll with the capacity to challenge him is imprisoned for treason. Cécile has escaped the darkness of Trollus, but she learns all too quickly that she is not beyond the reach of the king’s power. Or his manipulation.

Recovered from her injuries, she now lives with her mother in Trianon and graces the opera stage every night. But by day she searches for the witch who has eluded the trolls for five hundred years. Whether she succeeds or fails, the costs to those she cares about will be high.

To find Anushka, she must delve into magic that is both dark and deadly. But the witch is a clever creature. And Cécile might not just be the hunter. She might also be the hunted…



I received this ARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, I was in no way compensated for this review.


Hidden Huntress picks up just a little bit of time after Danielle L. Jensen's debut, Stolen Songbird. It was just as magical and amazing as its predecessor. I like it when the books follow one another seamlessly, but I did just read Stolen Songbird prior to this one, so perhaps that why I like that method. But even if it's been a long time since you read the first book, I'd say you'd follow along just as well. There was enough recaps in the beginning to get you on even ground and ready for the next adventure.

And what an adventure it was. We still get both Ceclie and Tristan's point of view, but what I liked about this one was that Tristan received an equal--or close to equal--amount of chapters. Cecile makes a devil's bargain with the troll king and must find the witch who cursed the trolls and bring her back to the king or else Tristan would suffer, and his followers would suffer as well.

Tristan meanwhile must begin anew. He's broken the trust of his followers and everyone is believing the king's lies. His only allies are the few that have been loyal to him since the beginning; Marc, the twins, and even Elise. The gates to Trollus have been closed to humans, business is conducted at the gates where the barrier between Trollus and the above world lies. The king is itching to get out, while Tristan is doing everything possible to keep the king from getting out.

Cecile is on the hunt for the witch and in the meantime dividing her time between practicing her magic--which she has very little time for these days--and performing in operas. She lives with her mother who is a famous opera singer and is basically training Cecile to take her place.

Things are chaotic everywhere, whether below or above ground. Enemies lie in wait, there are too many secrets and lies about. While this creates chaos for our characters, it creates quite the thrilling read for us readers. There were still moments of time where I felt like the pace started dragging. There were just too many steps in getting to the ending. Perhaps it was also because I read this one on my kindle with no idea of its page count and it just took me much longer to read than usual. Little factors like that made it tiring to read at times, but still throughout I was entertained and enjoying myself, so I guess it was an even footing kind of race.

What I missed in this one was the time Cecile and Tristan got to spend together. True, in Stolen Songbird it took a long time before they started to have feelings for one another and express them. This time, the feelings are there, but they are just separated. And when they do find each other again, it's in the middle of chaos, so there's no time for expressing feelings and such, but they make do with what moments they can. And I must say, I did enjoy those moments!

The ending was quite the show. I had my suspicions about particular things, but I never gave them full force. So I can't say I was right about the outcome. But the final part of the ending, was one I did suspect happening. It's basically going to lead us to an epic conclusion in the trilogy to say the least! 

Hidden Huntress was filled with twist and turns and excitement galore! It was one heart-racing kind of read and I will once again be eagerly awaiting its sequel. Or in this case, finale! If Danielle has taught me anything through these first two books, it's that the third one will astound me far greater than its predecessor!


Overall Rating 4.5/5 stars


Hidden Huntress releases June 2, 2015




Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays

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Here are the rules:
 
1. Grab your current read      
2. Open to a page
3. Pick out 2 lines that are SPOILER FREE
4. Name the title, author, etc



"He raised a single eyebrow in a very sexy way, laced with intent. 'If you had less of a human nature, I'd already have you on the ground right now.'" Kindle loc. 10-11%*




*This quote comes from the eARC, therefore it and its location are NOT final.









TITLE: Pure Blooded
AUTHOR: Amanda Carlson
PUBLISHER: Orbit
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: June 16, 2015 



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This week's topic is: Ten Books I Plan To Have In My Beach Bag This Summer


*in no particular order


NEW RELEASES

1. EVERY LAST BREATH by Jennifer L. Armentrout--cause heck yeah!
2. A BOOK OF SPIRITS AND THIEVES by Morgan Rhodes--one step closer to returning to Mytica and all my fave characters and plot twists! This one will definitely be exciting! I can tell already!
3. REAWAKENED by Colleen Houck--dying for a new read from Colleen since I binged the Tiger's Curse Saga and I am still not so patiently waiting for Kishan's books!


4. THE HEART OF BETRAYAL by Mary E. Pearson--almost let this slip past me in my excitement of summer reads! YIKES! Soooo cannot wait to read this one!
5. THE STARS NEVER RISE by Rachel Vincent--have been looking forward to a NEW Rachel Vincent read since the initial end of Soul Screamers!


TBR READS

6. THE RETURN by Jennifer L. Armentrout--yes I still need to read this one! Still trying to catch up on review books! Every time I am almost done a few more come in! Sigh...
7. SEVENTH GRAVE AND NO BODY by Darynda Jones--coincidental arrangement, I swear! Still need to read this one but then I can binge 7 & 8!
8. THE WICKED WILL RISE by Danielle Paige--still want to read The Wizard Returns first but so looking forward to returning to this world again!

9. THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renee Ahdieh--reading amazing reviews and cannot wait to read it myself!
10. END OF DAYS by Susan Ee--sadden to read a series finale, but yet, it's been soooo long! Dying to see how it all ends for Penryn!