Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Lies Beneath by 

Expected Publication: June 12, 2012

Lies BeneathFrom Goodreads:

Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans, killing them to absorb their energy. But this summer the underwater clan targets Jason Hancock out of pure revenge. They blame Hancock for their mother's death and have been waiting a long time for him to return to his family's homestead on the lake. Hancock has a fear of water, so to lure him in, Calder sets out to seduce Hancock's daughter, Lily. Easy enough—especially as Calder has lots of practice using his irresistible good looks and charm on unsuspecting girls. Only this time Calder screws everything up: he falls for Lily—just as Lily starts to suspect that there's more to the monsters-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined. And just as his sisters are losing patience with him.


What's your "waiting on" pick for this week?  

Monday, October 17, 2011

Reviews Here

I read a lot of books and, unfortunately, don't have time to post them all here. Because of that, I have a goodreads, where it takes me less time to rate and just write something real quick. If it's a review an author asked me to write, then yes, it will be posted here. Otherwise, there's the goodreads page. I don't review, as in actually write something about the book, but I do rate. Here, I do both because I use this blog to blog about the books that I absolutely fell in love with!
So, send me requests through here and I'll answer and post the review here as well as in Goodreads. Are we friends there? No? Well, then, go ahead and add me.

Love, GenLia

Timeless by Alexandra Monir

Timeless (Timeless, #1)Timeless by Alexandra Monir
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I haven't read, or seen, something about time traveling for a while since The Time Traveler's Wife, which BTW made me cry like a baby, and so I was so glad to pick this book up. It did not disappoint.I absolutely loved this book!! It was so amazing I could not put it down at all. The romance developed as it should rather than just appear out of nowhere and it felt... well, real. The lyrics incorporated to the story were a great idea and an awesome way to make me love the characters even more. Phillip a composer and Michele the lyricist were an awesome team. I could see the potential for those two, and their romance, which was absolutely sweet, innocent and at the same time full of passion. TIMELESS grabbed me since the first pages, captivated me with the beauty of old New York and plunged me into an amazing journey full of love, longing and hurt.

Michele's mom died and so she had to move in with her grandparents, practically strangers since they were never in her life, to these mansion full of secrets that she slowly unravels. It is then that she finds a key and a diary and the time travel begins. Throughout the whole novel you get hints that make you question lots of stuff and you have to pay close attention to what's going on to know how it relates to something else. It wasn't easy to guess the secrets like I sometimes do with other books. No. Ms. Monir gave you some clue to mull over and you didn't know anything else until the next one. Everything slowly came at the end wrapped up prettily. It was a very emotional book that I absolutely fell in love with. I mean, even her name was a bog ol' clue!

It was beautifully written and I could see the characters grow and change. I fell in love with Phillip, I just could not help it. He was such gentleman! He reminded me of Ren from The Tiger Quest series and I was like: ahh! Squee!

Now, the cliffhanger just tore my heart out. It was like reading a book by Ricelle Mead, she sure as hell knows how to make us scream and want to throw the book against the wall. It was THAT good. Not good, more like absolutely amazing! As I read the book I felt so bad for Michele and Phillip since they couldn't be together because they're from different times and I just... hurt a lot. A LOT. Then the end and I was left speechless. What a way to end the book. I hope there's a sequel and can't wait to read it.


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Friday, August 5, 2011

Possess by Gretchen McNeil

PossessPossess by Gretchen McNeil
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The first thing that grabbed my attention as I looked for books was the cover. Creepy and dark but at the same time mysterious. Then the synopsis, which sealed the deal for me because it was about demons. After all the Vampire, werewolves and fae stories demons sounded like a good deal to me. I mean, how many books (in the YA genre) do you see where the protagonist can exorcise them but doesn't love one? uh?

Anyhow, Bridget was a very likable character who was very normal and down-to-earth. She didn't let herself be bullied by anyone and had normal friends like any other normal person. Except, that she discovered she had the ability to exorcise demons after her father's murder and it comes in handy now more than ever because the number of possessions are increasing. And of course there's the cute guy, Matt, who has the hots for her. Now, here's what I liked the most: she didn't fall in love with the guy right away. No. All she wanted at first was to be left alone by everyone. Then, as she got to know him better she realized she was falling for him.

The plot was very good. Awesome, actually. You don't see it very often and the ending kind of came out as a shock, which made me love the book even more. I really hope there is a sequel or something because some things were left to reader to guess and I would love to see more of Bridget.

The fact that Bridge was fifteen years old and an exorcist was also very new for me, which made it all the better because there are many hilarious parts. My favorite one was at the shop with the dolls. Mainly because I'm terrified of dolls since I watched Chuky. But was she scared? A little, but she managed to do the job.

Do I recommend it? For sure. Fans of The Exorcist and Demons must read this books. Very Creepy, in a good way.


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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Unlike the first two books I didn't find myself so into this one. The first hundred pages were kind of boring with all the moping around and emo side of Sam. It wasn't until later that the action picked up and I began to get into it. Mostly because of Cole and Isabel's POVs, they brought some spice and humor. They're romance kind of overlapped Sam and Grace because the latter were most of the time moping around.
I found myself more in love with Cole than Sam. Cole seemed alive and he brought action into the story. While Sam was too sad most of the time. Grace seemed off too, but I guess that turning into a wolf does that to you.
The plot revolved around how to get the rest of the wolves into safety because Isabel's father had organized a hunt to kill the wolves after another girl was found dead. It was a good plot and, as always, the writing was lyrical and awesome. My problem was Sam and Grace. They weren't nearly as... well, important as before. They didn't go with the flow. It took me a while to finish the book but when I finally did, I didn't feel satisfied. This series was too awesome to have such ending and so I was left disappointed.


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Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It took me a while to get into this book but when I finally did I found myself in love with this book. Or rather with one particular character: Tucker. Seriously, you would have thought that I would like Christian better, but no.
Clara has visions of her upcoming mission that involve certain hottie from school, who she happens to feel attracted to even though he has a girlfriend. She's a very good girl, to the point that she blindly follows her mother's instructions. You'll know what I'm talking about if you read the book. Because I'm sure anyone would love to read a new intake on angels, such as this.
As for the rest of the characters, they all had a voice of their own. Clara's two best friends are really awesome. And also totally opposites given the fact that Wendy is human and Angela is part fallen angel. Fallen angels are called Black Wings and they are your equivalent of depression walking around.
The love triangle, even though very much used in the YA genre, I didn't mind that much. Tucker is in love with Clara and she loves him back but she also has feelings for Christian. I honestly think that Tucker is best for her. At times Clara behaved like, well, silly just because Christian wasn't there for her or something like that. I hated it when she was whiny. Other than that I loved the book.


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Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)Where She Went by Gayle Forman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This sequel was most definitely amazing and just as emotional as the one before. I felt for Adam, he was devastated that Mia had left him without a reason why and not even fame and fun, or all the money in the world, made him happy. Mia and Adam find each other again and decided to talk about stuff. Adam has flashback from his time moping around after Mia broke up with him and how he got to where he was now. He was miserable and wanted answers but didn't dare ask because he was too mad. When he finally does... well, her answer kind of made sense.
I didn't want to cry nearly as much as in the first book but this one was sad nonetheless. Still, I thought it was stupid of Mia to leave just like that without saying anything. For the first time I got to know how Adam felt about things. He'd been worried about Mia so much. He loved her. So it was extremely sad when she left.
Still, I loved the book. And greatly recommend it.


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Tiger's Quest by Collen Houck

Tiger's Quest (Tiger's Curse Series #2)
Tittle: Tiger's Quest 
Author: Collen Houck
Series: Tiger's Saga 2


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Synopsis:
Back in Oregon, Kelsey tries to pick up the pieces of her life and push aside her feelings for Ren. But danger lurks around the corner, forcing her to return to India where she embarks on a second quest-this time with Ren's dark, bad-boy brother Kishan, who has also fallen prey to the Tiger's Curse. Fraught with danger, spellbinding dreams, and choices of the heart, TIGER'S QUEST brings the trio one step closer to breaking the spell that binds them.


My Review:
I loved this book so much! It had everything I loved in a book: Romance, Problems and lots of action. In that same order. Amazing! But before I say anything else I want to make sure we understand each other and you know that since the beginning I was a Ren girl (are there teams yet? If not, there should be) and so I was extremely unhappy with what happened in the last books. How could Kelsey leave? But I understood why. I didn't like it, though.
The book picks up right where it left off in the last one, which is really awesome, and Kelsey is back in Oregon. She starts college with Money that Mr. Kadam gives her for her help with breaking the curse that binds Ren and Kishan to become tigers, but she still longs for Ren's company and love. Now, the funny thing is that she starts 'dating' other guys and not all of her dates go according to plan.
Anyhow, Ren comes back and they also start 'dating' so Kelsey can be sure she wants to be with him. Keshan also makes an appearance and just when they think things are going ok, they are attacked and Ren is kidnapped. I was so mad when this happened. Hated every single moment that Kelsey was away from Ren. He doesn't make an appearance until later, which gives Kishan an opportunity to be with Kelsey.
From then on the action starts.
Kelsey and Kishan go through some more tests and get closer to breaking the curse, which brings them closer to each other than I thought.
the second installment in this series had me so captivated that I read it in one day and half. I couldn't put it down any more that I could stop thinking about the characters. Ms. Collen did it again, and much better. The plot evolved and moved on easily. The characters grew up a bit more and I felt like they were more real since last time. Because last time Kelsey didn't interest me as much as this one, I actually felt she was more alive and that I wasn't just reading some tourist guide's POV.
I wasn't disappointed with the ending at all but I was left thirsting for more. I can't wait for the next book.



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Friday, June 10, 2011

Follow Me Friday



If you are new to the #FF fun, Feature & Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. First you leave your name here, then you create a post on your own blog that links back here and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them hi in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

Description from Parajunkee's blog.

The Magic book fairy pops out from your cereal box and says "you and your favorite character (from a book of course) can switch places!  Who are you going to switch with?

I would choose Rose Hathaway. Why? Well, because even though she lives in a dangerous world with lots of dangers and all, she has friends that care for her a lot and a hot Russian God at her side. Dimitri would, without doubt, do anything for her. (Swoon)

Richelle Mead's Storm Born Comic Issue #1

Richelle Mead's Storm Born Comic Issue #1

Published: May 25th 2011 by Sea Lion Books

My review:

The fist issue was such a teaser! I wanted more and more. The graphics were awesome and they portrayed the story flawlessly. Eugenie looked almost like a portrayed her in my imagination and let's not get into how Kiyo looked! I look forward to reading the next one soon because I want to see the rest of the characters and the plot. For a first issue this one was an amazing hook that leaves you thirsting for more.


This deserves FIVE stars!! 

Friday, June 3, 2011

Follow Me Friday

Parajunkee is the hostess to this awesome opportunity for new Bloggers (like me) to promote their blogs and get more followers. Isn't it awesome? I find it awesome. You also get to find new blogs that interest you. Personally, I'm having lots of fun.



Share the best line from your favorite book and explain why that is your favorite.

"Roza," His voice had that same wonderful lowness, the same accent... it was all just colder. "You forgot your first lesson: Don't hesitate."

This was one of the best lines from Blood Promise by Richelle Mead. It made me sob for a little before I was able to turn the page to the next chapter. It was just so... sad! It was Dimitri, yet... it wasn't. Amazing series and this books is one of my favorites. 
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace Wayland in big screen





Yes, we finally have an actor who will play Jace Wayland on the big screen. Awesome. Apparantly Jamie Campbell Bower will be that lucky person. It was confirmed yesterday by Cassandra Clare herself.

It was who MTV's Hollywood Crush posted the news first, though I had no idea until I saw CC's post on Twitter and everyone was fussing about whether or not it was true. Fans wanted confirmation and all that.
In my opinion, it should have been someone else. But, yes, there's a but, it's just awesome the fact that we now have a Jace. JCB kind of looks like Jace. He has the golden boy looks and all, but he looks more like Simon to me. IDK, why. He's not buff enough to be Jace. Still, he's a great actor and hope that he portrays Jace just as beautifully as he did with that vampire from New Moon. The good thing is that Cassandra Clare is happy about it. Although, I heard that Alex Pettyfer was also offered the role of Jace. (sigh)

I guess that now they will finally start casting the rest of the gang: Simon, Isabelle, Alec, Magnus... (I'm specially waiting for Magnus because I'm a huge fan. :p). Can't wait for the film and all that.
BTW, Lily Collins was cast as Clary. I had no idea about this! Until recently.
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FROM THE MIND OF OSCAR-WINNING FILM PRODUCER ARON WARNER

June 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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David Dabel: 770-696-3452 or
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FROM THE MIND OF OSCAR-WINNING FILM PRODUCER
ARON WARNER



Sea Lion Books Unites Warner, Eisner-Nominated Illustrator Brett Weldele and Writer Philip Gellat to Bring A Unique Group of Beyond-Intelligent Teen Fugitives to the Comic Book World This July.

Atlanta, GA – June 01, 2011 – They’re not super powered, they’re just super smart. The teen protagonists who lead us through the world of Pariah, a twelve-book graphic novel series from the mind of Oscar-winning film producer Aron Warner and published by Sea Lion Books, are the next generation of heroes in the comic book world. Eisner-nominated illustrator Brett Weldele (The Surrogates) will bring the stories to life in ink, and Philip Gelatt will pen the scripts set in Warner’s world for the twelve books. As buzz builds about this unlikely collaboration and the unique story of Pariah, the series will premiere at San Diego Comic Con on July 20 – 24th.

"I came up with Pariah after reading an article about in vitro genetic manipulation,” Warner says. “We take medications every day without fully understanding how they work. It’s kind of terrifying if you think about it. In Pariah, kids grow up with incredible intelligence as a side effect of modern ‘cures.’ The problem is that they’re so smart, they question everything – even things we hold as sacred. All of our laws, morals, and even physical constraints will be torn apart and re-built. These kids are adrift in every way, equipped with mental tools we can’t even imagine. On top of all of that, they’re persecuted, feared and hated. As if being a teenager didn’t suck enough…”

    The Vitros, as the characters are called, are a group of several hundred kids from all over the world who possess beyond-human intelligence produced via genetic manipulation. As teenagers in the process of trying to uncover their identities, they live relatively normal lives, though not without a fair amount of suspicion thrown at them from the fringes of society. When the Vitrosare framed for a deadly explosion at a laboratory that releases a virus on the population, the government systematically begins to round up these pariahs, sending our heroes on the run from the authorities and their lives.

    Says Sea Lion's Publisher, Derek Ruiz, "Aron has captured the essence of being a Pariah as seen through the eyes of a group of scientifically created teens. They are a Petri dish of innocent souls infinitely more intelligent than anyone else on Earth. Yet their creation and existence has left them shunned and condemned.”

    What happens when the society that created them also tries to destroy them? The Pariahs fight back this July. For updates and additional information join Pariah on Facebook or follow PariahComicBook on Twitter.
ABOUT ARON WARNER:
Aron Warner is the Academy Award®-winning producer of the animated blockbuster “Shrek” series. Mr. Warner joined PDI/Dreamworks in 1997 working as the producer on the animated film, Antz. He is currently in partnership with director Andrew Adamson in Strange Weather where they and partner Jeff Fierson are developing a slate of live action and animated feature films and television shows. He, producing alongside James Cameron, just wrapped the Untitled Cirque Du Soleil 3-D project, which was written and directed by Adamson. Pariah is his first graphic novel series.

ABOUT SEA LION BOOKS
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Sea Lion Books LLC is a newly established publishing house which specializes in all formats—hardcover, trade paperback, and mass market and in urban fantasy and young adult genres. Sea Lion Books LLC recent roster of authors include: International Bestselling author, Paulo Coelho, New York Times Bestselling autho rs, Richelle Mead, Richard A. Knaak, F. Paul Wilson and Becca Fitzpatrick plus more to be announced in the upcoming months. Contact David Dabel at 770-696-3452 or David@sealionbooks.com .You can visit Sea Lion Books on the Internet athttp://www.sealionbooks.com . Follow Sea Lion Books online. TwitterFace BookYoutube.



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Friday, May 27, 2011

Cassandra Clare Special: Kissed

Cassandra Clare Special: Kissed

This short story is awesome! I recently began reading this series again. I only read the first book and then I didn't feel like reading the second one because it was too big and... bleh. Oh, I regret it. I usually love the big books and I don't why this one intimidated me so much.

Anyhow, I finished the second book even though it took me a while to get past the first couple of chapters and loved it! I specially found myself waiting to see what else would happen between Magnus and Alec. I guess I got my answer here. :D They're my new favorite couple. So cute.
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Follow Me Friday


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I've decided to ask some questions along with every Follow Me Friday Post.
This week's question is:
Who's you're favorite character from a book and why?

I would say Dimitri Belikov is my favorite character and that is because besides being a hot tamale and fighting like a god, he isn't perfect. Yes, he has his flaws and is very understanding. He's always had that solemn air around him. Cool, awesome and hot. A god among mortals. Love him.
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Immortal Embrace by Charlotte Blackwell

Immortal Embrace (Embrace Series, #1)
Title: Immortal Embrace
Author:Charlotte Blackwell
Series: Embrace Series #1
Release Date: July 1st 2011 by World Castle Publishing


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Synopsis:
Sophia Pierce has suffered since her brother left, and is unsure if she will ever get over it. That is until her family decided to move to Wenham, Massachusetts. Her and her siblings have been ordered to protect their little sister, and must return to High school. Sophia never expected to find relationships that will change the meaning of her existence, and last an eternity and maybe even help heal her from the pain she has suffered.

Sophia soon meet's Nathanial and knows he is her soul mate, but she tries to fight it. The connection between them is too strong for her to resist. After she saves his life from a near fatal attack, Sophia can never lose him, and begins to open up. Her family's secrets soon come out and she will face what she thought could destroy it all.

Sophia has friends, a boyfriend and a place to belong; she loves this small town and vow's to protect it all. Terror is about to set on her sweet little town and she needs to do something to stop it. The Pierce family and their close friends prepare for the biggest fight they never expected, little did they know it is just the beginning.

This is Sophia’s story, a story of a girl who finds herself, love and everlasting friendship. The excitement of this story wraps mortals, vampires, witches, shape shifters and the supernatural all into a romantic tale of young love, friendship, the meaning of family and a girl who finds herself when she thought it was all lost.



My Review:

The book was very good. I couldn't put it down even though it seemed a bit... staged. The plot was very good, with the villains defined and you could practically see trouble coming. The characters were so-so believable and the only one that seemed truly alive was Alex and Caspian, other than that it felt a bit forced or, like I said before, staged. 

I found myself rolling my eyes in almost every page at the cheesy lines thrown in between Sophia and Nate. And the first thought that came to my mind when I began reading the book was Twilight. While I'm not trying to compare the books as to which one was better, I'm saying that this book resembled Twilight a lot. A LOT. But with anew approach. Still, the vampires didn't sparkle but had amulets that made them somehow more human. That was something new for a change. 
The romance between Sophia and Nate was very... romantic. Very. There were times when I couldn't stop smiling and other when I was frowning because it seemed like this was a soap opera in which everything was exaggerated. Perhaps it was just the copy of the book in pdf file that I got, or not, but I noticed a lot of exclamation marks at the end of almost every line Nate was saying, also Sophia, when I thought it wasn't necessary. 
Now, the writing was very good. Charlotte made the story float and I wish Caspian would have come out more. I liked him very much. Besides, she did a great job describing the backgrounds of the characters, though some of them were a bit vague and some she didn't say more than a couple of words about. Perhaps she'll talk more about it in the next book, which I'll definitely want to read because I have nothing against books with super-duper in love couples. I love them.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Darkness Becomes Her by Kelley Keaton

Darkness Becomes Her (Gods & Monsters, #1)
Tittle: Darkness Becomes Her
Author: Kelley Keaton
Series: Gods & Monsters #1
Published: February 22, 2011 by Simon Pulse
Ages: 14 and up


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Synopsis:
Ari can’t help feeling lost and alone. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair that can’t be changed or destroyed, Ari has always stood out. And after growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she came from and who she is.
Her search for answers uncovers just one message from her long dead mother: Run. Ari can sense that someone, or something, is getting closer than they should. But it’s impossible to protect herself when she doesn’t know what she’s running from or why she is being pursued.
She knows only one thing: she must return to her birthplace of New 2, the lush rebuilt city of New Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New 2 is very...different. Here, Ari is seemingly normal. But every creature she encounters, no matter how deadly or horrifying, is afraid of her.
Ari won’t stop until she knows why. But some truths are too haunting, too terrifying, to ever be revealed.

My review:
This book was really good. Amazing actually. It started off with action and it developed fairly quickly. Loved the fact that you couldn't get bored with it or put it down. Since the beginning you just know that it will be great. 
Ari is an orphan girl who consideres herself a freak for her teal eyes and silvery hair, who is determined to find out more about her past and what happened to her mother, so she head off to New 2, which is the new New Orleans after the hurricanes that struck and destroyed the city but is no longer part of the U.S. New 2 is now owned by The Novem, and the place is rumored to be full of supernatural creatures and all sorts of crazy stories. But are they real? 
It all begins from there as she makes new friends and meets Sebastian, who she supposedly falls in love, though this new found love develops too quickly for me. One moment they seem to dislike each other and then the next she has feelings for him and he likes her. It felt somehow forced. 
But the mythology in it was really good. A very good end with a twist that I loved. Who would have thought?  I mean, when I finally figured out what she was I couldn't believe it! I was so surprised. 

Rating: 4.0


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Courtney Allison Moulton: BEA Week Epic ANGELFIRE Giveaway!

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Gotta get it! Awesome giveaway!

Can't Wait For It!

9780061735103

On sale: 7/5/2011 



Book Description
Meena Harper has a special gift, but it’s only now that anyone’s ever appreciated it. The Palatine Guard—a powerful secret demon-hunting unit of the Vatican—has hired her to work at their new branch in Lower Manhattan. With Meena’s ability to predict how everyone she meets will die, the Palatine finally has a chance against the undead.
Sure, her ex-boyfriend was Lucien Anton­escu, son of Dracula, the prince of darkness. But that was before he (and their relationship) went up in flames. Now Meena’s sworn off vampires for good . . . at least until she can prove her theory that just because they’ve lost their souls doesn’t mean demons have lost the ability to love.
Meena knows convincing her co-workers—including her partner, ├╝ber-demon-hunter Alaric Wulf—that vampires can be redeemed won’t be easy . . . especially when a deadly new threat seems to be endangering not just lives of the Palatine, but Meena’s friends and family as well.
But Meena isn’t the Palatine’s only hope. Father Henrique—aka Padre Caliente—New York City’s youngest, most charming priest, has also been assigned to the case.
So why doesn’t Meena—or Alaric—trust him?
As she begins unraveling the truth, Meena finds her loyalties tested, her true feelings laid bare . . . and temptations she never even imagined existed impossible to resist.
This time, Meena may finally have bitten off more than she can chew.

The first book was one that made me laugh a lot but also feel for Meena and Lucian. It was ironic that Meena was tired of listening to everyone talk about how great vampires are and then she meets a real vampire who she falls in love with. I loved Lucian, even though he was kind of your typical vampire who didn't want to kill the heroine and all that. Still, who doesn't love a classic vampire story? This story was just awesome. So, More Meena and Lucien? GREAT! Can't wait for it!

Enjoy the reading!


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Friday, May 20, 2011

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Unleash The Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon

This is how I imagine Wren looks like out of all the covers of the book
Series:  Dark-Hunter Series #9 Were-Hunter #3
Released: December 27, 2005
Paperback, 384 pages
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Synopsis:
It's a predator eat predator world for the Were-Hunters. Danger haunts any given day. There is no one to trust. No one to love. Not if they want to live…
An orphan with no clan that will claim him, Wren Tigarian grew to adulthood under the close scrutiny and mistrust of those around him. A forbidden blend of two animals—snow leopard and white tiger—Wren has never listened to anyone when there was something he wanted. Now he wants Marguerite.
Marguerite D'Aubert Goudeau is the daughter of a prominent U.S. Senator who hates the socialite life she's forced to live. Like her mother before her, she has strong Cajun roots that her father doesn't understand. Still, she has no choice but to try and conform to a world where she feels like an outsider. But the world of rich and powerful humans is never to meet the world of the Were-Hunters who exist side by side with them, unseen, unknown, undetected. To break this law is to call down a wrath of the highest order.
In order to have Marguerite, Wren must fight not just the humans who will never accept his animal nature, but the Were-Hunters who want him dead for endangering their world. It's a race against time and magic without boundary that could cost Marguerite and Wren not just their lives, but their very souls…



My Review: 
As always, Sherrilyn Kenyon delivered a fast-paced packed with action thriller. I've followed this series for quite a while and I loved this one, though I was a little disappointed that there was no 'save the world' pressure like in her previous books. This one was good, of course, but I expected a little bit more. Not just from the plot but from the characters as well.
Wren, being a freak among his kind has always been alone and very aggressive after what happened to him when he was a cub. All that he went through made it impossible for him to trust anyone because 'friends' were only people with a VIP pass to 'screw you over' at the first chance they got. That is, until he meets Marguerite Goudeau and all bets are off. 
They fell in love pretty quickly but it was still sweet to read on as Maggie, as she preferred to be called, tamed the beast inside of Wren, who everyone though was going mad due to his aggressiveness, which is how everything exploded. 
Maman, the Katagari owner of Sanctuary where Wren has lived for the past twenty something years want Wren out of her hair because of the threat he poses for their kind if he decided to go all crazy on them and expose them. So when the opportunity presents she declares against him and he gets a death sentence.
Maggie accepted things too easily and some MAJOR stuff that happened shouldn't have been taken so lightly like, let's say, your boyfriend drops by in tiger form, among other things, of course. The Sex scenes were fairly sizzling but not disgusting that made you feel like you were reading porn or something. They merely showed off the love and 'need' that Maggie and Wren had for each other. Although, I felt like she jumped too quickly into a bed with him. I mean, she barely knew the guy and next thing you know she's having sex with him.
Still, I loved the book and the fact that other characters from past books appeared here. It's always good to see new faces too and overall, this couldn't have been any better. 

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