Review--Sense of Deception by Victoria Laurie

In "New York Times" bestselling author Victoria Laurie s newest Psychic Eye Mystery, Abby Cooper senses a convicted killer is innocent, but she ll need hard evidence to save the woman before it s too late. A ticked-off judge has tossed Abby in the slammer for contempt of court, and during her brief but unpleasant stay she learns the story of a condemned woman who is facing a far more serious sentence. Skylar Miller has been found guilty of murder and faces the death penalty. Everyone believes she's guilty, including her own family and her ex-husband everyone, that is, except Abby, whose finely honed intuition tells her this woman doesn't belong behind bars. 

With the help of her husband Dutch and her friend Candice, Abby launches into her own investigation to clear Skylar and find the real killer. But after a final appeal is denied and Skylar's attorney scrambles for a stay of execution, time is running short and the list of suspects keeps growing. There's no margin for error as the life of an innocent woman hangs in the balance.


Brushing off the dust on some of my older TBR books, I found myself returning to Victoria Laurie’s first series, Psychic Eye Mystery! I remember discovering this series when I tired of not finding any paranormal books in the YA section, those are the Dark Years friends. What’s great about diving back into this series is that each book kind of stands on its own. There are some things that carry over from book to book, but it’s mostly personal stuff that you can easily get right back into. Sense of Deception is one where Abby has a very tight deadline to solve the case or else an innocent woman’s life will be put to an end.

At the beginning of this book, Abby finds herself being held in contempt of court and sent to prison. Her cellmate just happens to be of a woman named Skylar Miller who has been on death row for killing her son for the past decade. Her final appeal is just over a week away and after exchanging just a few words with her, Abby is convinced without a doubt that Skylar is innocent. Once she’s free from jail, she gets on the case and begins the long and tedious process of research.

Though trying to prove Skylar’s innocence isn’t her only case, she’s still trying to help her husband, Dutch, find a way to convict a serial rapist/killer—coincidentally whose trial she was testifying at when she was held in contempt—and get him put behind bars for good, and also, help the detective that arrested Skylar with a case he’s struggling with. Nothing Abby can’t handle, though there is that looming deadline until Skylar’s final appeal. Texas is a state that’s fond of the death penalty and if the appeal doesn’t go in her favor, she’ll be looking at the needle by midnight.

To my knowledge, Abby has never had to solve such a cold case before. Especially one that most people considered closed. Since my gut instinct is to always trust Abby and her gut, I was rooting for her. Though she hits many obstacles and dead ends, each failure felt like the end for poor Skylar. Naturally, some of the people Abby has to question about an event that was ten years ago, aren’t the most savory. It’s a good thing her BFF, Candice, has her back! Candice is one tough cookie, who I would never want to be caught on her bad side! But I love that she and Abby always have each other’s back when it comes to these cases of theirs.

What I have always loved about Victoria’s mysteries are the amazing characters! Abby is such a real person to me! She’s carefree, has amazing talents being a psychic, but isn’t without her flaws. She had me laughing more than once throughout this book. Plus the relationships she has with her friends, coworkers, and her husband too, are just amazing! They are such a tight-knit group at times, even though they challenge one another and may have doubts when it comes to work related matters, they always manage to stick it out together.

The story has a nice balance of mystery solving and everyday life, add in the fact that Abby is psychic, and you’ve got just the right twist to make things interesting! I am so happy to have returned to this series and after a brief interruptus of review books, I plan to come back here and get caught up with it! It’s one of the longest running series I’ve read to date at 15 books, whether there will be a book 16 this summer I have yet to find out, fingers crossed though!

Try as I might with this one, I didn’t quite get to the whodunit before Abby did. I at one point had a brief suspicion over the murderer, but then what I thought were more promising suspects came about! It’s kind of fun though to be taken by surprise and to remember that I ought to go with my gut, like Abby when it comes to picking my suspects! Lol!

If you’re looking for a fun, light-hearted mystery with the added touch of paranormal and still increasing danger, then look no further than Victoria Laurie and her Psychic Eye Mystery series!!


Overall Rating 5/5 stars






Book Blogger Hop

This meme is hosted by Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addict!
 
 
This week's question is: Have you ever found yourself acting like a favorite character in a novel? If so, which one? (submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)
 
 
 
MY ANSWER: Hmm...well I can definitely say Katy from the Lux series, because obviously we both blog and fangirl and read!
 

 


I also felt like I related to Rose from Vampire Academy, mostly an attitude thing with the snarkiness and not taking crap from people. Alas, I have no literal butt-kicking skills like she did!








Random Thursday

We have just about 50 pages left in That's a Fact Jack: A Collection of Utterly Useless Information [Updated] by Harry Bright and Jakob Anser! I can't believe I've been using this book for a few years now! I can't even remember when I bought it! I had been running out of ideas for Random Thursday posts and wanted purely random nonsense facts that are rather interesting! So let's continue this randomness!


(image borrowed from Wikipedia)
"Shakespeare coined thousands of new words, or 'neologisms', in his plays and sonnets. Among these are: amaze, bedroom, excellent, fitful, majestic, radiance, and summit."


Wow! Bedroom?! Really? That's trippy! LOL!

(image borrowed from the CDC)
"E. coli was one of the first organisms to have its genome sequenced."


Ooookay?


(image borrowed from Foodal)
"After a ten-year study, FDA food inspectors found that two out of every three ground beef samples contained E. Coli. Chicken and turkey samples fared even worse."


I remember the great Taco Bell E. Coli fiasco. Or well, vaguely!


(image borrowed from Al Waha)
"Twenty-five percent of all the vegetables consumed in the United States are French fries."


I KNEW it was a veggie! Lol! But eek, really?!


(image borrowed from Cars.com)
"One out of five American meals is eaten in a car."


I am not that one!






ARC Review--Potions & Fangs by Jennifer Snyder and Alyssa Rose Ivy

College life bites…

Fern wants to blend in. On a campus with thousands of students she may finally have the chance, even if she has to contend with her witchy secret. Still, something is missing. Quite possibly someone. After sending an email to the guy she’s crushed on for forever she doesn’t expect an answer, let alone the possibility that their former co-worker friendship could turn into something far less platonic.

Holder is searching for himself. He took a chance and followed his passion for art to Savannah. Unfortunately, that same passion will lead to his death. Emails to Fern are the only way he’s staying sane and it isn’t long before he realizes he can’t survive without her. Literally.

College is supposed to be rough, but when you’re a witch trying to hide your talents or a guy hoping he doesn't sparkle in the sunlight, it just might be rough enough to kill you.


I received this book from one of the authors in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review.


Alyssa Rose Ivy collaborated with Jennifer Snyder to bring us yet another amazing Paranormal New Adult book, Potions & Fangs! But what makes this book even more amazing other than being coauthored is that it's told entirely through emails! I've read books that are similar in format to this and I have to say it's quite fun!

Holder and Fern were coworkers at a video store in high school--am I the only one who remembers these too?--who decided to keep in touch after they graduated. They went to different schools some hundred miles away from one another, but decided to keep in touch. In the beginning their exchanges are over normal things about adjusting to college life. For awhile, you start to wonder what exactly is going to be happening here. We already know that Fern is a witch, though she doesn't admit it right away.

Then slowly, little details are added. A mother trying to force a relationship on Fern, a mysterious young woman trying to get in a relationship with Holder. Then Holder mentions being really sick and suddenly strange things start happening to him. Odd cravings, not being able to sleep, you can see where this is going!

This was a really quick read, I easily devoured this in just a few short hours! The emails read so quickly, it's almost like just reading dialogue from a novel. Yet their conversations tend to run longer and are one sided, until you get to the next chapter. The emails tend to go back and forth fairly regularly with a few exceptions every now and then.

Potions and Fangs was quite fun to read! Though I'll admit that since this is conversing through emails, there's not a lot of kissing. Obviously there can't be much but there are times when Fern and Holder finally get to visit with one another, but the story still sticks with emails as the storytelling mode. I mean, I guess it would be awkward to describe a previously held kiss with the one you had it with. But I guess that was the only thing I found rather lacking.

It's a bit weird reading nothing but emails too, because of that whole "show, don't tell" rule I remember English teachers constantly shoving down your throat. This is all telling, so it's kind of like giving those teachers the middle finger! Lol!

There's a promise of more to come in this series, which has me eagerly anticipating the next one. As certain things happen that put our starcrossed lovers on the same path, so I'll be interested to see how the emails continue to work. Also, if you're a big movie buff, you are going to totally love this! There are movie references throughout this, as the two used to work at a movie store. There's old movies and newer ones, and a personal favorite of mine as well which totally had me giddy that these guys would've watched it! Some references I didn't really pick up on since I never saw the movie, but there is a handy-dandy movie reference guide in the back that lets you in on all the references made!

Be sure to check this one out if you enjoy vampires, romance, movie references, and a unique way of storytelling. It can only get better from here, and it was pretty awesome to begin with!


Overall Rating 4.5/5 stars


Potions & Fangs releases TODAY!





Waiting on Wednesday

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


Featuring beloved characters such as the Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, and the Snow Queen, a deluxe full-color edition of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytales, illustrated with stunning drawings and interactive artwork from MinaLima, the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise—the perfect companion for fans of the Disney live-action film The Little Mermaid which will include a mix of songs from Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken.
Nearly two hundred years after its publication in 1837, Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless fairytales continue to inspire young imaginations. This beautiful unabridged edition brings together many of the Danish writer’s favorite stories that have become literary classics, including "The Little Mermaid", "Thumbelina", "The Snow Queen", "The Princess and the Pea", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Emperor’s New Clothes", and more.


I LOVED the Peter Pan and The Beauty and the Beast interactive editions from Harper Design, so naturally I have my eye on The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen! True, it's one of the saddest original fairy tales ever, but these books are just gorgeous and I do still enjoy the tale despite it's heartbreak. I'm a glutton for punishment apparently!


ILLUSTRATOR: MinaLima
PUBLISHER: Harper Design
GENRE: Fairy Tales
RELEASE DATE: March 6, 2018


There is no action without consequence…

Dani O’Malley was nine years old when the delusional, sadistic Rowena transformed her into a ruthless killer. Years later, she’s tough, hardened, yet achingly vulnerable and fiercely compassionate, living alone by her own exacting code. Despite the scars on her body, driven by deeper ones carved into her soul, no one is more committed to protecting Dublin. By day, she ensures the safety of those she rescues, by night she hunts evil, dispensing justice swiftly and without mercy, determined to give those she cares for the peace she has never known.

There is no power without price…

When the Faerie Queen used the dangerously powerful Song of Making to heal the world from the damage done by the Hoar Frost King, catastrophic magic seeped deep into the earth, giving rise to horrifying, unforeseen consequences–and now deadly enemies plot in the darkness, preparing to enslave the human race and unleash an ancient reign of hell on Earth.

There is no future without sacrifice…

With the lethal, immortal Ryodan at her side, armed with the epic Sword of Light, Dani once again battles to save the world but her past comes back to haunt her with a vengeance, demanding an unspeakable price for the power she needs to save the human race and no one—not even Ryodan who’d move the very stars for her—can save her this time…



I am vastly behind in this series but it's one I *hope* to get caught up in this year! I would positively love to meet Karen one day too! I was sooooo close in 2012, but alas, it wasn't meant to be...YET! Sadly can't make it to Paris for the release party for this one. Sigh...


TITLE: High Voltage
PUBLISHER: Delacorte Press
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: March 6, 2018 






Review--Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton

Once, in the desert country of Miraji, there was a Sultan without an heir.

The heir had been killed by his own brother, the treacherous Rebel Prince, who was consumed by jealousy and sought the throne for himself.

Or so it was said by some. There were others who said that the Rebel Prince was not a traitor but a hero...

In the final battle for the throne, Amani must fight for everything she believes in, but with the rebellion in pieces, and the Sultan's armies advancing across the desert plains, who will lead, who will triumph, who will live and who will die?





Alwyn Hamilton’s Hero at the Fall brings a thrilling conclusion to the Rebel of the Sands trilogy. This series has been a lot of fun, it shows us djinn in a new way that is familiar yet still unique on its own. I was sad to see this series come to an end, and what feels like so quickly too, even though it has been three years! Alas, Alwyn does it right! This series ends in just the right way!

Things are tense with Amani and her friends as they find that they are prisoners in their own city. Except the bars aren’t made of iron or steel, but a ring of fire that the Sultan has created to prevent anyone from coming in or going out without his permission. Amani and crew are determined to rescue their imprisoned friends, among them being Ahmed and put him in his rightful place on the throne. Should be easy! If only they knew where their friends were being imprisoned.

This book was quite the adventure! As with last year, I decided I wasn’t waiting until March to read this one, so I ordered the UK copy and happily read it a few weeks early! Plus, I positively adore these covers! We pretty much dive right back into the series where we left off, so if you’ve been waiting to binge read the series, here’s your chance! I highly recommend binge reading too, less waiting periods in between! Naturally, my memory was a little fuzzy on some things, but luckily I had my notes this time around.

While Amani and her friends track across the desert trying to gather as much help as they can for the battle that is sure to take place between them and the Sultan, they have in two with them, Leyla, the one who betrayed them all. I was rather surprised by her involvement with things, I mean she was one of the most deceptive people we’ve met in this series and I couldn’t stand her.

This story involves a long, long journey it seems. For Amani and crew are pretty much going everywhere, looking for their friends, and gathering allies for the battle to come. While it may seem like things move at a slightly slower pace, I feel like it was just the right pace. There was a lot to be done before the battle with the Sultan.

I’m being purposely vague here as I don’t want to give out too much information. Just know that this will be one of the best series finales you’ll read this year! It has the right amount of action, adventure, romance, laughter, and tears. Yes, there will be tears. I can’t remember how many times I might have cried throughout this book! Alwyn pulls no punches, so be prepared!

The relationship factor between Amani and Jin continues to grow. All I can say about all the swoony and heated moments between these two was that they were perfect! It’s just the right amount of romance to add to the action that helps to shape this into an incredible read!

I guess my only minor issue here was that final battle with the Sultan. I felt like it was rather rushed. I mean after Amani spent so much time with this enemy in the last book, I expected a somewhat drawn out battle mano e mano. What we got was something else. Needless to say, I felt like that could’ve been drawn out just a tad more than it was. The final chapter was a bit of a doozie as well. While it was satisfying for the most part, I felt like something was missing from it too. It’s told like a story, like the few chapters we’ve encountered before. I thought it was fitting to end it like that, but at the same time I felt like I wanted to know more about all that happened that wasn’t quite said.

Despite those minor hang-ups regarding the ending, this was a most fantastical kind of read! Amani is one of those amazing heroines that comes into her own as the series goes on. I love seeing that transition from being powerless to the powerful hero! She was amazing as was the series as is the author! While I am always saddened when a series comes to an end, I do enjoy a good ending instead of needlessly drawing the story out. Alwyn ends this story in the most satisfying of ways! I will be looking forward to pretty much whatever she writes next!


Overall Rating 4.5/5 stars






 

Let's Discuss: Comparing Authors

It was probably earlier this month I was at another blog and read a different kind of topic post. Then it started to get me thinking, because my response was a mile long! Lol! Then I thought it would be a perfect Discussion Challenge post! So here we go!


Comparing Authors: Yay or Nay?


In the long run what it comes down to is saying that Author B's work is like Author A's work! I guess in some ways it's supposed to be complimentary. That if you enjoyed B you will enjoy A. I was thinking about this in ways that are more related to promotion. How do you respond to this? Now I can't say I've ever seen on the cover of a book, Author B is the Next Author A! I guess it's more typical to see For Fans of Author B on Author A's cover, that isn't so bad, it's really saying if you like A you might just like B! That's more of the right kind of promotion I think.

Then there's also the whole comparing authors based on what they write. It might have just been a mere comment somewhere in the blogosphere some years ago, when The Vampire Diaries were being reprinted for the upcoming TV show to debut and I swear I saw....that someone said The Vampire Diaries was just some ripoff/redoing of Twilight. And let me tell you, I saw red. I probably had steam coming out of my ears. Now I know, everyone might not actually dig into research before making such comments. It's likely they read Twilight first and then started hearing about The Vampire Diaries and seeing it being re-released AFTER Twilight was out and the movies were out, just "assume" it was a NEW book and not a reprint. Obviously, The Vampire Diaries predated Twilight by a little over a decade. Heck, it made me laugh when in one of the newer ones that Matt or someone was pulling out their cell phone, this one released between 2009-2011, so yeah pull out a cell phone. I'm mainly thinking of those honking 90 ones that they likely had because they were the graduate class of 91 or 92. That I'd have to fact check, but my books are buried in my closet...or basement...I can't remember where (that's my next project--adding a column in my inventory list to tell me where said book is at! LOL!).

After that tangent I feel like I've forgotten where I wanted to go with this post. But yeah, basically, I'm not a fan of seeing promotion for authors wherein publisher or the advertising department wants to say that this new author is just like this already published author. That they're the next Stephen King or whatever. Not that I think there's too much of that kind of promo these days. I don't know...like I said, I feel like I got thrown off topic with that mini rant above! And I know I've ranted about that here before, so apologies if I made you suffer through that again! Lol!

I think I'd prefer it when I see authors I already love blurbing this new author's book. In fact, that's what led me to pick up a few new authors over the years. When I was hesitant to just go for the new read, I looked closer and saw that 2-3 authors I already love were saying how great the book was. That actually works the best for me when it comes to picking up new books!

But in the long run, how do you feel about the promotions that want to compare authors? Do you like them? Do they help you decide to read this new author's book?

 


Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Purple Princess of The Purple Booker.


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.



Once again I find myself not wanting to wait an extra month to read one of Alwyn's books! Thank goodness for Book Depository!! This particular moment had me laughing, oh how I've missed you Sam!!

"'Well,' Sam finally spoke up, low so his voice wouldn't carry back to our pursuers. 'Seems I'm a bit lower on options than I thought. What was it you said about me using my exceptional skills to heroically get you out of here?'

Thumbscrews and a knee splitter. That was how I was going to kill him." p 110 










TITLE: Hero at the Fall
AUTHOR: Alwyn Hamilton
PUBLISHER: Faber & Faber
GENRE: Fantasy YA
RELEASE DATE: February 1, 2018



Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


This week's topic is: Love Freebie: Top Ten Books that Had Me Blushing...Because...Yeah...Romance :D !!


*in no particular order


10. A PROMISE OF FIRE by Amanda Bouchet--this book had me giggling and blushing when Cat and Griffin continued to flirt and then had romantic interludes!
9. TIGER'S DESTINY by Colleen Houck--I can't remember exactly, but when searching through my archives I mentioned blushing with this one when Ren was being all thoughtful and romantic!
8. STALKING THE OTHERS by Jess Haines--another one I can quite remember in detail, but it apparently had an ending where I was blushing! LOL!


7. BITTEN by Kelley Armstrong--one of my first "adult" reads, I was definitely blushing by Clay's welcoming Elena home...when he tied her to a tree. Yup.
6. TWICE DEAD by Kalayna Price--two words: shower scene.
5. ELEVENTH GRAVE IN MOONLIGHT by Darynda Jones--another two words: Reyes Farrow.


4. ILL WIND by Rachel Caine--I am like 90% positive that in this one there was a rather steamy (pun intended! Lol) hot tub scene with Joanne and David that definitely had me blushing! 
3. ARCANA RISING by Kresley Cole--pretty sure I was blushing in this one! I mean whenever Aric is around, it's hard not to blush! Lol!!
2. A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN by Sarah J. Maas--there's no need to explain this one right? As I just read and reviewed it last week! You all pretty much know that I was blushing throughout!


1. ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE by Jeaniene Frost--another two words for you: Chapter 32. 



 
 

It's Monday! What are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. It's a fun meme where we gather to share what we've read last week and our reading plans for this week.


Last Week I Read:

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (5 stars)


Review That Was Posted:

The Sweetest Kind of Fate by Crystal Cestari (ARC) (4.5 stars)


Currently Reading:

Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton


What I Hope to Start Reading this Week:

Sense of Deception by Victoria Laurie


Other Posts of Interest:






Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! The meme is now hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality.


Oddly enough, this was a week where I didn't really add anything to my TBR pile! True, I did buy one book, at the last minute! Like Friday night really! Lol!it was a sale that was too good to pass up. Plus it's on my Kindle so it almost doesn't count because I won't ever "see" it staring back at me accusingly! 

Here's what I bought:

 
 
Then I also got one of my preorder gifts, I was slowly starting to worry over this one, but didn't reach panic mode just yet. So now I'm cool! Lol!
 
HEART ON FIRE: a poster of the cover art! And thankfully, it arrived in a beautifully LARGE envelope and it was completely unbent!!



And that's what I got this week! What did you get?






 
 

The Search for a GREAT Roommate Continues!

Hey all! I'm popping in again with the monthly reminder/quest/search/plead for a roommate for The Origin Event taking place in Austin, Texas this November! I am SOOOO excited!! I've wanted to do Apollycon for ages now, but it's never really worked out. And now that it looks like it will permanently be in DC, I'm going to have to get over my fear of traveling there...eventually!

But anyway...the first ever ORIGIN EVENT is happening this year! I'm gonna be there! Are you? I've already booked a room at the event hotel because I've learned from experience, it's always better to be there...unless you're with a group/buddy and can travel together to and back from hotel to hotel in a strange new city! I don't always have that option, hence my quest to find a roommate for this amazing event!

If you're planning on going but haven't yet booked a room or didn't know what you wanted to do in regards to a room, drop me an email! My email is in my review policy at the top of the page! And if you're thinking of traveling with a friend but would want to share a room 3 or 4 ways, still drop me a line! I've got 2 queens because I am hopeful in finding a roommate before November!

If you haven't heard about The Origin Event yet, here is the link! I do believe they have tickets still, as I have not seen anything about them being sold out yet. The author line-up looks seriously amazing! Not as grand as Apollycon itself, but still really, really amazing! I need to get going on my list of authors, books to bring, books to buy, books to read before going...because you can bet I am super behind on some of them!! Whelp!!




COVER REVEAL--The Shadow by Marianne Curley

It's coming, you guys!! It's coming! I don't know when, but soon!!!

I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned it before, but Marianne Curley was one of my all time favorite authors back in the day! Those lonely dark days, where one couldn't find a paranormal book in the YA section. Then one day I stumbled upon a book, it was called Old Magic! It was about a (teenage) boy with a curse on his family, one that stretched back ages yet he never believed in it. Then he meets a girl at his school who happens to be a witch. When her witchy grandmother proposes that in order to save his brother, they could travel back in time to when the curse was cast and stop the sorcerer who did it! Yup, there's TIME TRAVEL!

Long story short, I fell in love with this book! I read it a dozen times or so in those loooong intervals with no new reads. And then it happened, Marianne released a new series! A new series involving magic and time travel and the guardians who will do everything to protect it! And that's where this new book comes in! 

The Guardians of Time was initially a trilogy, but now it's being resurrected! That means, this fourth book takes place after the third one, which I remembered ended with a whole lot of chaos and whole whopper of feels! I plan to do a re-read of the first three books once I know when this fourth installment comes out, so I can relive those moments and you know actually remember everything before this new installment! For now, I'll give you those titles and goodreads links:

The Named 
The Dark 
The Key 


And now for the reveal of The Shadow, the fourth book in the Guardians of Time series....

This cover was actually designed by Marianne's daughter, Danielle! It seems right at home with the original US hardcovers if I do say so myself (and to see those covers, click the links I gave you above! Me being me, I linked to the edition of the book that I owned!)!

There's still no official release date, not that Marianne can say just yet. But she is saying soon, very soon!! And I am freaking ecstatic!! Sadly, I won't be able to own a hardcover to go with my other beauties, but I will happily take a paperback/real book any day! 

If you'd liked to read Marianne's official post, click here.