ARC Review: Blood Crown by Ali Cross

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Series: The Eden Project #1
Genres: YA, Sci-fi, Romance
Published: February 20th 2014 by Novel Ninjutsu
Form: ARC

Androids have claimed power over what remains of the human race. They rule without remorse. They are the Mind and humans exist only to serve them. But it wasn't always so. Before the android uprising, select droids, called Servants, were pivotal in engineering a new human race with nanotechnology enhanced DNA. The Blood Crown theorum was to be humanity's crowning glory and the key to their survival in deep space. But Serantha, Daughter of the West, was the last female to receive Gifts from her Servant and when the Mind mutinied, she was hidden away, and presumed dead. Without Serantha there is no hope of the Blood Crown being realized so Nicolai, Son of the East, abandons his crown to join the rebel forces. He might not provide the future for his people he had once dreamed of, but he will not go down without a fight. When Nicolai discovers Sera among a small compliment of kitchen staff, everything changes--but Sera's Gifts were never completed and she is ill-equipped to face a legion of androids determined to wipe her, and every other human, out of existence.
 Their only hope is the Blood Crown--but even if Serantha and Nicolai can realize their potential it may be too late to save mankind.

Waiting on Wednesday (2) - Heir of Fire

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!
This week's WoW book is Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Discussion: Negative Reviews

Monday, July 28, 2014

What do you think about negative reviews? Let's discuss!

Review: The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Author: Kody Keplinger
Genres: YA | Contemporary | Chick Lit
Published: September 7th 2010 by Little Brown/Poppy

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face. But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him. Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.

Review: The Falconer by Elizabeth May

Friday, July 25, 2014

Series: The Falconer #1
Genres: YA | Fantasy | Steampunk | Romance
Published: May 6th 2014 by Chronicle Books

Heiress. Debutant. Murderer. A new generation of heroines has arrived. 
Edinburgh, Scotland, 1844 
Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery killed her mother. Now it’s the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocratic facade every night to go hunting. She’s determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother, and to destroy any who prey on humans in the city’s many dark alleyways. But the balance between high society and her private war is a delicate one, and as the fae infiltrate the ballroom and Aileana’s father returns home, she has decisions to make. How much is she willing to lose – and just how far will Aileana go for revenge?

Judge a Book by Its Cover:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Here goes a list of books I have judged by the  cover - and want to read because sometimes, it's okay to judge a book by its cover.

Review: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Series: Across the Universe #1
Genres: YA, Sci-fi,  Romance
Published: January 11th 2011 by Razorbill

A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder. 
Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules. 

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone - one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship - tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.

 Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!

This week's WoW book is:

The Retribution of Mara Dyer

Review: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

                      Series: His Fair Assassin #1
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Historical, Romance
Published: April 3rd 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart? (+)