Saturday, July 7, 2012

Mostly YA Book Obsessed: EPIC Breathless Reads Fall 2012 Giveaway! Winner w...

Mostly YA Book Obsessed: EPIC Breathless Reads Fall 2012 Giveaway! Winner w...: Earlier this week I told you guys I had an AWESOME giveaway for you guys.   Well here it is!   The lovely Morgan Rhodes (hmm, she looks fam...

The Official Blog of author Jennifer L. Armentrout: The Offician Obsidian Trailer

The Official Blog of author Jennifer L. Armentrout: The Offician Obsidian Trailer:
I watched it and it was so cool! I've read Obsidian and completely loved it. Go to her site and enjoy. The book itself was really cute and the guy in the trailer is a dead ringer for how I pictured Daemon looked like. :)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Reluctant Vampire by Lynsay Sands

The Reluctant Vampire (Argeneau, #15)The Reluctant Vampire by Lynsay Sands
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Has this immortal finally met her match?

Rogue hunter Drina Argenis (from the Spanish side of the Argeneau family) has been many things in her years as an immortal, but bodyguard/babysitter to a teenage vampire is something new. There's an incentive, however: the other vampsitter, Harper Stoyan, may be Drina's life mate.

Trouble is, having just lost a life mate, Harper is resigned to being alone. He's completely unprepared when sexy and unpredictable Drina bursts into his life to reignite his passions. Can Drina, with a little matchmakinghelp from their teen charge, tempt this reluctant vampire to take a chance?

Or will a dangerous, unseen renegade kill Drina and Harper's one chance at happiness?

My Review:
Ms. Sands did not disappoint in this book. As always it had suspense, drama, and lots of romance, which is exactly what keeps making me come back for more. However, it wasn't something remarkable as some of the other books. While all the elements from the previous books was still present, I just didn't feel so connected to the characters as I've felt with other pairings. I understand that this wasn't your typical Vamp/Human pairing so the whole explanation of where they came from wasn't necessary, or hiding their nature from their lifemate. But I still didn't feel much between Drinan and Harper. I love Harper don't get me wrong, I found him sweet and all, but Drina was a bit... ehh, for me. Still, I think that this series is just awesome. Oh, and their steamy, awesome sex was also on the ehh, side for me. Not much going on in my opinion.
The story picks up the story line left in the third book of The Rogue Hunter series and tells us what happened to Stephanie, Danielle's sister who was turned into a no-fanger immortal in The Immortal Hunter. Drina is sent to baby sit her in case Stephanie wants to run away and protect her from the man who's after her. Drina didn't anticipate to find her life mate there. Harper recently found his lifemate but she died during her turning from heart failure and is devastated, convince that he doesn't deserve any happiness. And so Drina has to convince him otherwise with the help of our little friend Stephanie who is more than happy to help.
Stephanie did make me laugh sometimes. She seems so... normal, even though she's a vampire now. I like her a lot so it was nice hearing from her again.
Since the first time I picked up the first book in the series I've been hooked. Each book features a different character, some we've seen or heard of before in previous nooks, and some are new.
The interesting thing about her books are her intake on Vampires, or rather, Immortals as they like to call themselves.
As always, there were lots of funny moments as well as sad and happy.
The fact that each book could act as a stand alone is awesome, but I would recommend you start from the beginning so you'll know about the other characters etc. Also, I loved hearing from past characters! I read the short story of Beau and Tiny and loved to see them during this story.

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Angelina's Secret by Lisa Rogers

Angelina's Secret (Angelina's Secret #1)

Published February 1st 2012 by Spencer Hill Press

As a child, Angelina spent years in counseling learning that Josie, her imaginary friend, wasn't real, but it turns out her childhood friend wasn't imaginary after all.Now Angelina has to accept she's either (A) crazy or (B) able to see ghosts. Wanting to believe in her sanity, she chooses (B) and welcomes Josie back into her life. But even Josie can't help her deal with Shelly, the spirit of a confused teenager, and things go very, very wrong.When Angelina finds herself in a psychiatric hospital, she faces a choice: she can spend the rest of her life pretending to be someone she isn't, or she can embrace who she is and take a chance that she may never get to go home.

My Review: 
I really liked that this book was different than most and that most of the characters were so real, I loved that it could make me feel so angry about the things that were happening to Angelina when no one would listen to her and they sent her to the "mental facility". It felt as if I was her and I could relate to what she was feeling. It made me feel hopeless and frustrated just like Angelina would feel when her mom wasn't listening to anything she was saying when she tried to explain things and when they treated her as if she was crazy. I was also surprised when she decided that she was going to try to convince her parents and her brother that she could see ghosts instead of saying that she had just been lying so she could get out which is what you would expect her to do. But I didn't really get interesting until late in the story when I started wondering how Angelina would try to convince her mom she wasn't crazy. Most of the characters seemed real, but I felt like Kathy was too exaggerated and I don't feel like the book had enough about the relationship between Jason and Angelina because it didn't explain how they met or anything else about their relationship.

Rating: 4.0


Waiting On Wednesday

Dark Star by 
 Expected publication: October 23rd 2012 by Hyperion
Dark Star

Audrey Whitticomb has nothing to fear. Her mother is the superhero Morning Star, the most deadly crime-fighter in the Twin Cities, so it’s hard for Audrey not to feel safe. That is, until she’s lured into the sweet night air by something human and not human—something with talons and teeth, and a wide, scarlet smile.

Now Audrey knows the truth: her mom doesn’t fight crime at night. She fights Harrowers—livid, merciless beings who were trapped Beneath eons ago. Yet some have managed to escape. And they want Audrey dead, just because of who she is: one of the Kin.

To survive, Audrey will need to sharpen the powers she has always had. When she gets close to someone, dark corners of the person’s memories become her own, and she sometimes even glimpses the future. If Audrey could only get close to Patrick Tigue, a powerful Harrower masquerading as human, she could use her Knowing to discover the Harrowers’ next move. But Leon, her mother’s bossy, infuriatingly attractive sidekick, has other ideas. Lately, he won’t let Audrey out of his sight.

When an unthinkable betrayal puts Minneapolis in terrible danger, Audrey discovers a wild, untamed power within herself. It may be the key to saving her herself, her family, and her city. Or it may be the force that destroys everything—and everyone—she loves.

I'm excited about this one because one thing I love is superheroes and it promises to be action packed.  Besides, the cover is gorgeous. :) I have a thing of pretty covers.

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