Friday, 21 December 2012

Cover Reveal for Lucifer Sons of Old Trilogy

I am very proud to host and present to you the cover reveal for my good friend and author Annabel Cadiz's novel 

Lucifer

the first in the Sons of Old Trilogy


Synopsis

Have you ever wondered what could be hiding in the shadows?

Well, for eighteen-year-old Zahara Faraday, she doesn’t have to wonder. You see she comes from a lineage of Light Witches, those who have chosen to help protect and serve between the supernatural world and the human world. The only problem is Zahara, like her father Solomon, is as human as a human being can be whereas her mother, Mia, and her Aunt Catalina, were born as Light Witches. As a family they hunt down rogue supernaturals—creatures who harm humans or who have committed an act against their kingdom.

Zahara’s hunting skills are usually kept dormant since her parents would prefer she live life as a normal human girl without knowledge of the supernatural world. She plans on doing just that—except when she finds a couple being attacked by fairies, she has no choice but to step in. Before she can return to pretending to be blissfully ignorant, Zahara encounters a problem she isn’t the least equip to handle: Bryan Hamilton, the good looking new co-worker she has to help train. In a heartbeat, her best friend, Becca King, has set her up on a double date with herself and her new crush, Rekesh Saint-Louis, who happens to be the most powerful leader of the biggest Imago Coven in South Florida –supernatural creatures with the ability to control water . . . and suck out human souls.

Zahara has no time to focus on how she’s going to explain her double date with her best friend and the enemy they have a tentative truce with to her parents because soon one of the members of Mia and Catalina’s coven is found murdered with a strange tattoo of a snake with wings carved into his arm.

Zahara is then thrown into a whirlwind battle with an angel determined to have revenge against God, an Imago coven she doesn’t think they should trust, and slew of dream-eating fairies and powerful Nephilims, hybrid children of angels and humans, more than happy to rip her to shreds.

Normal just got a deadlier definition

Lucifer will be coming to us soon on the 31st of January!!

About the Author


Annabell Cadiz was born in the sweltering heat of South Florida. She was raised surrounded by Puerto Rican chefs and band of siblings that weren’t all related to her. A self-proclaimed nerd and book-a-holic (her room does hold much evidence to prove her claims are justifiable), she created TeamNerd Reviews to showcase her EXTREME love for novels where, along with her best friend, Bridget Strahin, she hosts book reviews, interviews, giveaways, Indie Shoutouts and much more. She also blog tour services for authors. She also had the pleasure of being published in three separate issue of Suspense Magazine. She also adores Cinnamon Teddy Grahams, has an addiction to Minute Maid Orange juice, and is a proud Jesus Freak. She is working on getting LUCIFER, the first book in SONS OF OLD TRILOGY ready to be published.

Find out more on Goodreads and the Lucifer Sons of Old official website
Follow Annabel on Twitter, Facebook and check out her blog of Team Nerd Reviews

Excerpt

And in view of this cover reveal Annabel has kindly allowed us a quick sneak peak at scene!

Check it out!!!

“Care to dance?” Bryan asked, already leading Zahara to the dance floor.

She pulled him back and shook her head. “I’m the worst dancer! My feet, hips, and body don’t know how to coordinate well together, so I wind up looking like an ostrich trying to bust a move.”
Bryan laughed and pulled her onto the dance floor. “Whether you look like an ostrich or a ballerina dancer, you’re still the best lookin’ one here.”
He spun her around and placed his hands on her hips, attempting slowly to move her in the same rhythm as his own. At first Zahara’s body moved stiffly, even under Bryan’s warm and smooth hands, which were sending shivers creeping up her spine and around her midsection; she couldn’t stop looking around the club. Stuck in between a group of scantily clad teenage girls who kept dropping to their knees and bouncing back up, a giggling mass of hysteria, and a Spanish couple pressed so tightly together their dancing came off as borderline sex, Zahara felt like an alien. Even the hyena-sounding girls–who Zahara was pretty sure, were all buzzed and quickly heading to being drunk—moved with more skill than she possessed.
But Bryan pressed her closer against him and placed her arms to circle his neck from behind. He moved a little faster and Zahara fell into step, laying her head against his shoulder and closing her eyes to drown out the crowd. She focused on the hard muscles of Bryan’s chest, his heated breath against her hair, and his fingers gripping her waist. She absently wondered if it was wrong that an angel was dancing inside of a club full of youth, and if this was as weird and exhilarating for him as it was for her. Bryan spun her around to face him and kissed her. He wasn’t as gentle as he usually was, digging his hand into her hair and nibbling on her bottom lip. Zahara whimpered and moved her fingers underneath his shirt, digging her fingers into his back.
Bryan pulled back and laid his forehead against Zahara’s, his breath ragged and intense enough to set her on fire. “You’re making this difficult.”
“Making what difficult?” Zahara huffed.
“Leaving you.” Bryan closed his eyes and kissed her again.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Two Pound Tuesdays Christmas Special!




Welcome to Two Pound Tuesdays a blog feature shared by Kerrie at Read and Repeat and myself! 

We're here to bring you twice a month a delectable bargain price selection of 6 Young Adult and Adult novels ranging from fiction, fantasy, paranormal, contemporary, romance and dystopian genres! Making you aware of amazing books for a great deal that just has to be shouted out because it would be a crime not to acknowledge it! Well at least we feel that way, but then again we are slightly book obsessed!

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As we are so close to Christmas Kerrie and I decided to do a Christmas Special of Two Pound Tuesdays. As a one off we have decided that we would pick three Christmassy YA reads but the under Two Pound rule for this week would be relaxed a little, afterall Christmas is coming and we all deserve a treat ;)

This Tuesday's selection includes:


£4.65 for more information go here

"All Lydia's ever wanted is a perfect Christmas...

So when her oldest friends invite her to spend the holidays with them, it seems like a dream come true. She's been promised log fires, roasted chestnuts, her own weight in mince pies - all in a setting that looks like something out of a Christmas card.

But her winter wonderland is ruined when she finds herself snowed in with her current boyfriend, her old flame and a hunky stranger. Well, three (wise) men is traditional at this time of year..."



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"All Camille did was ask Santa for a little help in finding her perfect someone. But what does he do? He sails into town, opens a bakery, and has himself a heart attack chasing her grandmother instead. Worse, he’s dragged along his grandson Alex, a pompous, dorky accountant who dons polyester dress socks. The very same dork who just got her fired from the library.

She never asked to be stuck pitching in at the bakery. She never asked to be framed for stealing, for her grandma to dump Santa over it, or the bakery business to tank. And she never, ever wanted to grow weak in the knees every time she’s alone with Alex, especially since it isn’t from low blood sugar.

But some serious serendipity happened. So now Camille has to clear her name, play Cupid to the grandparents, and turn business at the shop around before Christmas Day, all while falling for the most deliciously imperfect someone. It’s not going to be easy, though. Those polyester socks are proving really hard to look past..."



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"It wouldn’t be Christmas without a little bit of Jane Austen ...

Christmas is being celebrated in style at Purley Hall in Hampshire because renowned actress, Dame Pamela Harcourt, is holding a special Jane Austen Conference. Everybody’s there: Katherine and Warwick, Robyn and Dan, Kay, Adam and Gemma, and Sarah and Mia. Oh, and Mrs Soames.

But, when a rare first edition of Pride and Prejudice goes missing, the guests have to forget the fun and games and turn detective..."

For more Two Pound Tuesdays unmissable deals check out Kerrie's selection


Merry Christmas everyone and happy reading!!!

These are the prices found at the time of posting this feature. They may change subject to amazon, so if you'd like to see some more don't miss out on the next Two Pound Tuesday
We'd love to hear your thoughts of this new feature, any particular genres you are looking for and would like us to look at next time. So please drop us a line in a comment!




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Monday, 17 December 2012

Mystic City by Theo Lawrence

Title: Mystic City

Author: Theo Lawrence

Series: Mystic City (Book 1)

Genre: Dystopian, Paranormal, Romance, Sci-fi, Fiction Teen, YA

Length: 416 pages

Publisher: Corgi Childrens Publisher


Date of Publication: 11th of October 2012



Synopsis

Aria Rose, youngest scion of one of Mystic City's two ruling rival families, finds herself betrothed to Thomas Foster, the son of her parents' sworn enemies. The union of the two will end the generations-long political feud—and unite all those living in the Aeries, the privileged upper reaches of the city, against the banished mystics who dwell below in the Depths. But Aria doesn't remember falling in love with Thomas; in fact, she wakes one day with huge gaps in her memory. And she can't conceive why her parents would have agreed to unite with the Fosters in the first place. Only when Aria meets Hunter, a gorgeous rebel mystic from the Depths, does she start to have glimmers of recollection—and to understand that he holds the key to unlocking her past. The choices she makes can save or doom the city—including herself.

Review

Ever since spotting this title, seeing the cover and reading the synopsis, I have wanted to read Mystic City. 

With the premises of yet another impossible love and a Romeo and Juliet one at that, Theo Lawrence had set fairly high expectations, seeing as Shakespear's most famous, beautiful and tragic love story is not an easy one to live up to.

Truthfully the task may have been perhaps a little beyond Theo Lawrence's reach, but then again who can, in all honesty, say that they have written a love story that would make Romeo and Juliet pale by comparison? I dare anyone to beat those two and their maker who set the standard for impossible and the most bitter sweet love. This said Theo Lawrence's Mystic City firmly holds its ground as the love story that unfolds through memories , dark allies and big celebrity parties is a beautiful and torturous one.

When we meet the important heir of the Rose family, one of the two ruling families of Mystic City, Aria Rose has recently suffered from an overdose of Stic. With big memory losses and feelings that don't add up, a heart that is in disagreement with the information her mind tells her, she allows her parents and those close to her to guide her back into her life.

But despite every drug, every family member and friendly face; Aria's heart continues to tell her that something isn't quite right. That a part of the jigsaw puzzle that is now her heart and mind is missing and that her betrothed Thomas Foster, heir of the enemy family,  may not be it.

Aria is a firm believer in true love, the kind that sears through all the lies and obstacles in it's path, and that burns straight to your soul. But will that love be strong enough to fight through memory loss? Through deceit and corruption? Will her love burn strong and true, reducing the lies to ashes, or will it run ragged like an unchecked fire only to be then be put out by the cold, damp and harsh truth of reality?


The Romeo and Juliet that Shakespear presented us, had their families and their historical rivalry to deal with. Aria and her lost true love not only have rivalry to fight with, but politics, popular misconception and misunderstanding, narrow minded thinking brought on by years of lies, greed and power. Their love will have to transcend a lot more than just family adversity and rivalry. It will have to overcome generations of lies and overturn a city.

They say blood is thicker than water, but in Mystic City love will be thicker and stronger than either blood or water could ever be.

A beautifully narrated story of  truth, faith, deceit, betrayal, love and family. Theo Lawrence has done a great job in the narration of Aria's story in Mystic City and I cannot wait to read the sequel Renegade Heart.


If you liked this: and wish to read more dystopian romance then I recommend Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi and Glitch by Heather Anastasiu. If you're on the hunt for a good and sweet romantic story and you don't mind whether you find it in a contemporary, paranormal or fiction then perhaps take a stroll in one of the following: Finding Sky by Joss Stirling, Easy by Tammara Webber, Beastly by Alex Flinn, Breathe by Abbi Glines and To Catch a Pirate by Jade Parker



A big thank you to Random House Children's Publisher for providing me with a copy of this lovely and enticing read to review

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Title: Anna Dressed in Blood

Author: Kendare Blake

Series: Anna (Book 1)

Genre: Paranormal, Horror, Fiction, Romance, Mystery Young Adult

Length: 384 pages

Publisher: Orchard

Date of Publication: 5th of July 2012




Synopsis

Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story...

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill.

Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn’t expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

And she, for whatever reason, spares his life.

Review

Having been successfully drawn to Anna Dressed in Blood by the creepy and yet alluring cover, the synopsis finished me off and I thought I had it all pretty much figured out.
Boy hunts ghosts, boy meets ghost girl, ghost girl falls for boy and boy ghost hunter saves ghost girl. Right? Yes, all agree? (And you already know where this is going)
Yeah well no, wrong, nuh-uh!

I had expected this book to use a ghost background for yet another paranormal romance. An interesting and diverse one, but yet another paranormal romance all the same. Instead I was challenged and met with so much more. Don't get me wrong romance was still present, but instead of being the focus of the story it was a means of bringing a bigger picture together and completing a cycle put into motion almost from the very beginning.
Anna Dressed in Blood spoke of two souls worlds apart and separated by time, beliefs, upbringings, and everything else that could possibly differ in the upbringing of a teenager 50 years ago and one of today. Finally facing their respective demons (be it from 50 years ago or less) Cas's and Anna's coming of age could not have been more different, personal and individual, and yet simultaneously similar.

The entirety of this novel was narrated from Theseus Cassius Lowood's (Cas) POV. Truthfully I can think of only one other book that I have read that has been solely written from a male point of view, something that made this read even more refreshing. I found it also added when putting things into perspective when it came to his experience and perception of events. Unlike us girls he didn't over think things, he just said it as it was, dwelling the bare minimum on his emotions although eventually they did catch up with him, leading to several situations that made him grow up and mature that little bit more.

Despite this being a YA book I would urge younger readers and any impressionable individuals to attempt this book with caution. Although the gorey details aren't too specific they can still be fairly frightening. As I read I found myself more than once hunching over the book, gripping it tightly and casting furtive fearful glances at my own dark windows (heaven only knows what possessed me to read a paranormal horror ghost YA at night!!!). That said, although I admit I was a little scared (there I've said it!) I enjoyed the sensations the author evoked and just the right amount of detail Kendare Blake gave; sufficient to draw out goosebumps but not enough for me to close the book and duck for cover under the sheets (although I will confess the thought did cross my mind and I was jolly well tempted!!!).

The narration style, character perspective, paranormal horror and romance coupled with a maturing coming of age experience whilst confronting demons that any child with have difficulty with, was a combination that made Anna Dressed in Blood a very enjoyable and yet thoughtful read. This was most certainly a book that drew me out of my comfort zone, and one that I was reluctant to leave at that, but very pleasantly surprised and perhaps more willing to leave now. I look forward Kendare Blake's sequel Girl of Nightmares, although perhaps this time I may stick to reading in broad daylight....

If you liked this: well truthfully for once I'm a little stumped as this isn't my usual book choice. Therefore with regards to more horror paranormal romance YA I cannot make any honest recommendations of books that I have read. However something similar but not entirely the same, that verges more on mystery than the horror, would be Maureen Johnson's fantastic The Name of the Star

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Easy by Tammara Webber

Title: Easy

Author: Tammara Webber

Series: Standalone

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, New Adult

Length: 318 pages

Publisher: Penguin

Date of Publication: 13 of September 2012






Synopsis


A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?


When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she's single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.

Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex's frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night--but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.

When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he's hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.

Review

After a series of misfortunate book pickings that ended up in disappointment upon disappointment, I found myself in a bit of a slump and my trust in my book-gut instinct and selection began to waver. In desperate need of something that would most certainly not let me down, that would cheer me up, be engaging and lovely whilst not necessarily being overly analytical; I turned to my very good friend and book worm Kerrie, at Read and Repeat, and burdened her with the task of pointing me in the right direction.
Now for all of you that know the horrible feeling of loving a book, suggesting it to someone else, only to then find that they actually rather disliked it.... well you can imagine what poor Kerrie was facing. When then coupled with the fact that this had to be the book that got me back into my usual book reading mojo.... well no pressure whatsoever right?!
Well if I ever had any doubt in Kerrie's book selection abilities and recommendations (which for the record I never did have) this suggestion completely and utterly blew them away.

Easy has got to be one of the best and most enjoyable novels I have had the pleasure of reading this year, a feeling even further enhanced by the fact it cured me of my book sluggishness!

Now I could give you a little bit of a feel for the story, its twists and characters; and perhaps drop a few hints hear and there as to what Tammara Webber has in store for you, but I'm not going to. Not this time.
The beauty and joy of this book lies in the simplicity, realism and sheer sweet romance that it presents. I cannot say that the story held many unexpected moments, but I can tell you that since my first encounter with Tammara Webber's "Easy" I have re-read it at least 5 times, that I own it on kindle and in paperback too, and that most likely as soon as I have finished writing this review I will go back to reading it again.

Easy has done what less and less books tend to do nowadays lost in the world of trilogies, complex stories and cliffhangers. It delivered a wonderfully executed and yet simple story of romance, young love, deception, fear and trust in the world you and I face everyday.

Easy has unquestionably been the comfort read of the year for me, and I praise Tammara Webber for her lovely work and the feelings she stirred and brought in me. I know for definite that I will be returning to it several times again and that more hours of sleep shall be gladly lost to it.

If you liked this and would like to stick along the lines of simple straightforward and lovely contemporary romances then I suggest you take a look at the following titles: Breathe by Abbi Glines, To Catch A Pirate by Jade Parker, The Vincent Boys and The Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines. Should you want some more lovely romance but perhaps with a pinch of magic and mystical then I recommend Finding Sky by Joss Stirling, As You Wish by Jackson Pearce and Beastly by Alex Flinn.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Undeadly by Michele Vail

Title: Undeadly

Author: Michele Vail

Series: The Reaper Diaries (Book 1)

Genre: paranormal, mythological, Teen, Young Adult

Length: 270 pages

Publisher: Mira Ink, Harlequin

Date of Publication: 1st of December 2012




Synopsis

The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird...

Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper—and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath. Within days, she's shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite boarding school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath.


Life at Nekyia has its plusses. Molly has her own personal ghoul, for one. Rick follows her there out of the blue, for another...except, there's something a little off about him. When students at the academy start to die and Rath disappears, Molly starts to wonder if anything is as it seems. Only one thing is certain—-Molly's got an undeadly knack for finding trouble....

Review

Having spotted this book in an upcoming Blog Tour, which I was then too late to enter I might add because it got booked up so quickly, I got rather excited when I was accepted to review it by Harlequin!

Initially my attention was drawn by the title and its cover, and was then further ensnared by the synopsis. I have a weakness and fascination for anything that is mythology based. So when I read that Michele Vain had used Anubis and other Egyptian gods as the basis for the construction of her paranormal world, that borders on fantasy, I got very very excited! And when I got a vague hint that romance was entwined amongst the egyptian reapers... well I was sold!

The story Michele Vain presented was narrated from Molly Bartolucci's perspective in first person using a writing style that made it clear that she was very much still a teenager who had a bit of a way to go. With a gentle heart, naive/innocent mind and a quick whitted tongue at times; Molly was a rebellious teen, with a hopeless crush on the local high school celebrity and a kind heart.

Molly's world is full of people with gifts related to the afterlife: necros (necromancers). This is the a longterm effect of the war between the gods Anubis and Seth. Molly is a necro herself but one with not a particularly amazing gift, although she'd give anything to not be able to create zombies. But her barely clung onto normality is entirely dashed when she does something more than create a Zombie on her 16th birthday. The sequence of events that followed, the twists and the surprises were fastly paced, bringing me to finish Undeadly a lot sooner than I would have thought. 

As silly as this may sound I actually really appreciated the small entry quotes from fictional books, songs and textbooks that preceded the beginning of each chapter, giving you the smallest and vaguest of ideas of what may just happen next.

The one thing I would bring to your attention is that this novel is not a hugely romantic one and therefore should not be picked up and expected to be a full on romance. It has neither the premises nor the pretention for this, so I would urge you not to dive in head first with such an expectation. I felt the need to make this point because I believed that romance was a strong theme, and therefore was a little disappointed in this respect. That said Michele Vain is clearly tortuously hinting and building up to something in the sequel to the well written and constructed Undeadly. One I intend to read to see what happens!

Overall Undeadly was a speedily paced novel with good narration and style. Michele Vain has clearly put thought and research into creating this world for us to travel to, and Undeadly promises to be the grounds of construction for more to come, as I am sure this was only the beginning.
To quote one of my favourite films (that just so happens to have an egyptian theme to it) : 

"Death is only the beginning"

If you liked this: and wish to remain in a mythological paranormal realm with some romance then I recommend Starcrossed by Josephine Angiolini, Valkyrie by Ingrid Paulson and The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter. If on the other hand you're willing to explore other paranormal romances then I would suggest Finding Sky by Joss Stirling, Existence by Abbi Glines, Beastly by Alex Flinn, Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz and Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter.

A big thank you to Harlequin and Netgalleys for providing me with a copy of this lovely novel to read and review

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Title: Beautiful Disaster

Author: Jamie McGuire

Series: Beautiful (Book 1)

Genre: contemporary romance new adult genre

Length: 466 pages

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Date of Publication: 13th of July 2012




Synopsis

Good Girl. Abby Abernathy doesn't drink or swear and she works hard. Abby believes she has created enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college, her dreams of a new beginning are quickly challenged by the university's walking one-night stand.

Bad Boy. Travis Maddox, handsome, built, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs - and wants - to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight club, and his days as the notorious college Lothario.
A disaster waiting to happen…
Intrigued by Abby's resistance to his charms, Travis tricks her into his life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain celibate for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis' apartment for the same amount of time.
Or the start of something beautiful?
Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match. Or that this is the start of an obsessive, intense relationship that will lead them both into unimaginable territory…


Review

I was initially attracted to this book by its cover but still wavered in finalizing my decision. But when I read the synopsis my mind was made up before I even got to the end.
Abby is a little miss perfect, with the right grades, the right clothes and the right friends. Or is she? Attempting to hide and escape from another life she puts on this fa├žade that she has almost begun to believe herself.
 Travis “Mad-dog” Maddox is the heartbreaker every mother warns her daughter about and every father’s worst nightmare. He fights for a living, only believes in one night stands and has a bad case of machismo. He is everything Abby was trying to distance herself from.
He’s relaxed where she’s tense, he doesn’t care where she worries insanely and she hides where he seeks attention. These two could not have been more different. Or are they?
When Jamie McGuire let me see past the masks both these two beautifully complicated characters put up with years of practice and pain, I came to realize they are far more alike than they could possibly imagine. The question was were they going to see it too? And if they did would they allow themselves the chance they both deserve to be happy? Or would it spiral into yet another unhealthy relationship for them both?
Sometimes you can only outrun your past for so long until it catches up with you in the shape and form you least expect, like perhaps a gorgeous tattooed boy with an attitude. Abby had to learn that running isn’t a solution but only a temporary coping mechanism. Problems have to be faced and her true identity embraced. Only then will she find real happiness.
Beautiful disaster narrated a very realistic and lifelike love story. Where relationships are not all love at first sight, where love has to be fought for, people have to argue, make-up and compromise. And where sometimes you have to lose what you have to appreciate it.
Jamie McGuire told the complicated and yet so simple story of a beautiful and perfect disaster, in a fast paced and gripping novel.
Readers should be warned this book is a new adult genre (18-26) and contains adult content.
If you like this: and would like to continue along the lines of a new adult genre romance and have particular penchant for the good girl bad boy theme then I would recommend Crash by Nicole Williams, Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles, Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines and Easy by Tammara Webber. If you would like some more contemporary romance but perhaps would like a more Young Adult genre then perhaps take a look at Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry, Cross my Heart by Katie Klein, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins and Breathe by Abbi Glines. Should you wish to spice this up a bit with a  bit of magic but still remain on a very sweet romantic note then I would recommend browsing Fateful series by Cherie Schmidt, Beastly by Alex Flinn, Spellbound by Lynn Shultz and (one of my absolute favourites) Finding Sky by Joss Stirling.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Two Pound Tuesdays




Welcome to Two Pound Tuesdays a blog feature shared by Kerrie at Read and Repeat and myself! 

We're here to bring you twice a month a delectable bargain price selection of 6 Young Adult and Adult novels ranging from fiction, fantasy, paranormal, contemporary, romance and dystopian genres! Making you aware of amazing books for a great deal that just has to be shouted out because it would be a crime not to acknowledge it! Well at least we feel that way, but then again we are slightly book obsessed!

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This Tuesday's deals include:



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"The moment Amber starts her summer job in Scotland and sets eyes upon Aidan, her fate is sealed. Summoned by an ancient bond, she can never love another. Lost in the woods one night Amber enters Aidan's deadly world when she unknowingly participates in a paranormal race and promptly wins the first prize...a prize worth killing for.

In a world of forbidden love, ancient enemies, legends and rituals, nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. Life will never be the same again, unless she enters the Otherworld. But to do so, Amber must die..."

I stumbled across this novel a couple of days ago and seeing as it was free and that I was intrigued, I thought "well why not!". So A Job From Hell is now safely on my kindle awaiting to be read :)



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"I was tantalized by the mystery of her. The leech inside me came out to find prey, but found none in this enigmatic girl. The close proximity of her essence didn’t entice the monster within, so what did that make her? I had more questions than answers, but one thing was unmistakable; although she released me from her embrace, her hold on me remained.

Cruel circumstances turned Curry Brennan into the wretched monster he hates and refuses to accept, but when an expected turn of events releases him from the bond of his obsessive maker, he returns to the home he knew 161 years earlier and finds the return of happiness and joy in something he didn’t know existed. Puzzled by his growing attraction to Chansey Leclaire, a human, he is unable to resist the captivating relationship that threatens to reveal his existence as a vampire. He eventually discovers the reason he was destined to find what he didn’t know he searched for and is faced with the cruel realization that the living and the immortal undead will always be separated by one thing. Eternity"

I have owned this title for a while but def need to get round to reading it! My TBR pile needs to shorten up quickly so I can get to it!!!



This title is free, for more information go here

"When the disease spread through the world, people had no choice but to go into hiding. The Colony is hidden deep underground, far away from the vampires—humans that were transformed by the disease. The vampires are hideous, starving, and they will kill any human they come across.

Seventeen-year-old Kayla is a Bellator, a warrior that protects The Colony. In order to survive, there are three rules she must follow:
Rule #1—Never go out after dark.
Rule #2—Always carry a weapon.
Rule #3—No matter what, never EVER get bit.
But what happens when the rules Kayla has always lived by can no longer apply?

The Highers run The Colony and accept nothing less than perfection. One slip up can mean death. Kayla has always worked hard to follow the rules and strive for perfection. But during a moment of weakness, she lets her imperfections show. Her punishment is worse than death. She is chosen for The Gathering and is thrown out into a world full of starving vampires.
No one has ever survived The Gathering, at least that’s what Kayla’s been told. But when she runs into a group who insist they were once part of The Gathering, Kayla discovers the Highers have been keeping secrets. Secrets that could lead to a cure"

I have been waiting to read this book for a while, and when I discovered it was free I jumped at the chance to read it! Can't wait to read it!

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