Review - Corsets and Clockwork Anthology

Thursday, February 28, 2013




TITLE: Corsets & Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances
AUTHOR: Trisha Telep, Maria V. Snyder, Tiffany Trent, Kiersten White, Jaclyn Dolamore, Tessa Gratton, Caitlin Kittredge, Adrienne Kress, Lesley Livingston, Dru Pagliassotti, Dia Reeves, Michael Scott, Ann Aguirre, Allan Frewin Jones
RELEASE DATE: April 26th 2011
PUBLISHER: Running Press Kids
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“Dark, urban fantasies come to life in the newest collection of Steampunk stories, Corsets & Clockwork. Young heroes and heroines battle evils with the help of supernatural or super-technological powers, each individual story perfectly balancing historical and fantastical elements. Throw in epic romances that transcend time, and this trendy, engrossing anthology is sure to become another hit for the fast-growing Steampunk genre!”




Waiting On...Nick!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Weekly book Meme hosted Breaking the Spine.

Inferno #4 by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The heat is on, and a new threat to humanity has risen…

Nick has his driver’s license and he’s not afraid to use it. But turning sixteen isn’t what he thought it would be. While other boys his age are worried about prom dates and applying for college, Nick is neck deep in enemies out to stop him from living another day. No longer sure if he can trust anyone, his only ally seems to be the one person he’s been told will ultimately kill him.

But life spent serving the undead is anything except ordinary. And those out to get him have summoned an ancient force so powerful even the gods fear it. As Nick learns to command and control the elements, the one he must master in order to combat his latest foe is the one most likely to destroy him. As the old proverb goes, fire knows nothing of mercy, and if Nick is to survive this latest round, he will have to sacrifice a part of himself. However, the best sacrifice is seldom the sanest move. Sometimes it’s the one that leaves your enemies confused, and you even more so.

And sometimes, you have to trust your enemy to save your friends. But what do you do when that enemy is you?"

Top Ten - Auto-Buy Authors

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Paper Bindings | Top Ten - Auto-Buy Authors
A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's theme is the Top Ten Authors That I'd Put On My Auto-Buy List

(Basically an auto-buy list is no questions asked..you love this author so much that no matter what they wrote next you'd buy regardless of genre or subject matter)

Review - Level 2

Monday, February 25, 2013




TITLE: Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles #1)
AUTHOR: Lenore Appelhans
RELEASE DATE: January 15th 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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“In this gripping exploration of a futuristic afterlife, a teen discovers that death is just the beginning.

Since her untimely death the day before her eighteenth birthday, Felicia Ward has been trapped in Level 2, a stark white afterlife located between our world and the next. Along with her fellow drones, Felicia passes the endless hours reliving memories of her time on Earth and mourning what she’s lost-family, friends, and Neil, the boy she loved.

Then a girl in a neighboring chamber is found dead, and nobody but Felicia recalls that she existed in the first place. When Julian-a dangerously charming guy Felicia knew in life-comes to offer Felicia a way out, Felicia learns the truth: If she joins the rebellion to overthrow the Morati, the angel guardians of Level 2, she can be with Neil again.

Suspended between Heaven and Earth, Felicia finds herself at the center of an age-old struggle between good and evil. As memories from her life come back to haunt her, and as the Morati hunt her down, Felicia will discover it’s not just her own redemption at stake… but the salvation of all mankind.”




Sunday Short February 24th, 2013

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap

Read

Bound #1 by Kira Saito ( 2 hearts )
Clockwise #1 by Elle Strauss ( 3 hearts )
Blaze by  Laurie Boyle Crompton ( 3 hearts )
City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster ( 3.5 hearts )
The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar (4 hearts )
Circle of Sorcerers by Brian Kittrell
( DNF - I tried, just did not like the main character enough to finish. )
Until You by Sandra Marton ( 3 hearts )
Blood, Smoke and Mirrors by Robyn Bachar ( 3 hearts )
Dark Destiny by Amanda Skye ( DNF - not really my kind of story. )
Ignite by Kaitlyn Davis ( 3 hearts )

Review - The Bridegrooom Wore Plaid

Friday, February 22, 2013




TITLE: The Bridegroom Wore Plaid (MacGregors #1)
AUTHOR: Grace Burrowes
RELEASE DATE: December 1st 2012
PUBLISHER: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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“HIS FAMILY OR HIS HEART--ONE OF THEM WILL BE BETRAYED...

Ian MacGregor is wooing a woman who's wrong for him in every way. As the new Earl of Balfour, though, he must marry an English heiress to repair the family fortunes.

But in his intended's penniless chaperone, Augusta, Ian is finding everything he's ever wanted in a wife.”




Review - Exiled

Thursday, February 21, 2013




TITLE: Exiled (Immortal Essence #1)
AUTHOR: RaShelle Workman
RELEASE DATE: October 2nd 2011
PUBLISHER: Polished Pen Press
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“Worlds divided them. Chance brought them together. Only love will save them.

An alien princess exiled to Earth.
An arrogant boy.
One week to get back to her planet or she'll die.
And, her only chance for survival? She must help the boy find his soul mate.
Piece of cake!”




Review - The Selkie's Diamonds

Tuesday, February 19, 2013




TITLE: The Selkie's Diamonds (The Realms #2)
AUTHOR: Morag Gray
RELEASE DATE: December 3rd 2011
PUBLISHER: Self Published
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“When Rebekah is given a pair of diamond earrings for her soon-to-be wed cousin Emma, she has no idea that the earrings will draw her into a world she had believed imaginary, and that the responibility for saving Emma's life will fall on her.”




Cover Reveal - Revelations

Monday, February 18, 2013

Title: Revelations Elysium Chronicles (Book 2)
Author: J.A Souders
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Tor Teen
Goodreads | Amazon |The Book Depository
Blurb to come!










Sunday Short - February 17th, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap

Read

Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans (3 hearts )
A Chance in Time by Ruth Ann Nordin ( 2 hearts )
Corsets and Clockwork anthology (3 hearts average )
Writing Magic by Gail Carson Levine ( 3 hearts )
  Scarlet #2 by Marissa Meyer ( 4 hearts )
The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead  ( 4 hearts )
Lifestyles of the Rich and Undead (novella) by Katie MacAlister ( 3 hearts )
Eternity by M. E. Timmens ( 2 hearts )
Blaze by  Laurie Boyle Crompton ( 3 hearts )

Review - The Body Finder

Saturday, February 16, 2013




TITLE: The Body Finder (The Body Finder #1)
AUTHOR: Kimberly Derting
RELEASE DATE: March 16th 2010
PUBLISHER: Harper
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“Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind in the world... and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find the dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer.. she might become his next prey.”




Review - Tiger's Destiny




TITLE: Tiger's Destiny (The Tiger Saga #4)
AUTHOR: Colleen Houck
RELEASE DATE: September 4th 2012
PUBLISHER: Splinter
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“With three of the goddess Durga's quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger's curse. But the trio's greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga's final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. It's a race against time--and the evil sorcerer Lokesh--in this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the bestselling Tiger's Curse series, which pits good against evil, tests the bonds of love and loyalty, and finally reveals the tigers' true destinies once and for all.”




Review - Dreamless

Friday, February 15, 2013




TITLE: Dreamless (Starcrossed #2)
AUTHOR: Josephine Angelini
RELEASE DATE: May 29th 2012
PUBLISHER: HarperTeen
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“Can true love be forgotten?

As the only scion who can descend into the Underworld, Helen Hamilton has been given a nearly impossible task. By night she wanders through Hades, trying to stop the endless cycle of revenge that has cursed her family. By day she struggles to overcome the fatigue that is rapidly eroding her sanity. Without Lucas by her side, Helen is not sure she has the strength to go on.

Just as Helen is pushed to her breaking point, a mysterious new Scion comes to her rescue. Funny and brave, Orion shields her from the dangers of the Underworld. But time is running out. A ruthless foe plots against them, and the Furies' cry for blood is growing louder.

As the ancient Greek world collides with the mortal one, Helen's sheltered life on Nantucket descends into chaos. But the hardest task of all will be forgetting Lucas Delos.

Josephine Angelini's compelling saga becomes ever more intricate and spellbinding as an unforgettable love triangle emerges and the eternal cycle of revenge intensifies. Eagerly awaited, this sequel to the internationally bestselling Starcrossed delivers a gritty, action-packed love story that exceeds all expectations.”




Review - A Tale of Two Vampires

Thursday, February 14, 2013




TITLE: A Tale of Two Vampires (Dark Ones #10)
AUTHOR: Katie MacAlister
RELEASE DATE: September 4th 2012
PUBLISHER: Recorded Books LLC
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“Time isn’t always on a vampire’s side…

Iolanthe Tennyson has had a very bad year—due in part to the very bad men in her life. So, she’s accepted her cousin’s invitation to spend the summer in Austria indulging in her photography hobby. There, rumors of a haunted forest draw Iolanthe into the dark woods—and into the eighteenth century…

Nikola Czerny is a cursed man, forced by his half-brothers to live forever as a Dark One. But his miserable existence takes an intriguing turn when a strange, babbling woman is thrown in his path. Iolanthe claims to know Nikola’s daughter—three hundred years in the future. She also knows what fate—in the form of his murderous half-brothers—has in store for him. If only she knew the consequences of changing the past to save one good, impossibly sexy vampire…”




Waiting on....the last of a series

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Weekly book Meme hosted Breaking the Spine.

With All My Soul #7 by Rachel Vincent
What does it mean when your school is voted the most dangerous in America? It's time to kick some hellion butt...

After not really surviving her junior year (does "undead" count as survival?), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from the hellions causing all the trouble. She's going to find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another in order to protect her friends and finish this war, once and forever.

But then she meets Wrath and understands that she's closer to the edge than she's ever been. And when one more person close to her is taken, Kaylee realizes she can't save everyone she loves without risking everything she has....

Review - Beautiful Creatures

Monday, February 11, 2013




TITLE: Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles #1)
AUTHOR: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
RELEASE DATE: December 1st 2009
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company
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“Is falling in love the beginning . . . or the end?

In Ethan Wate's hometown there lies the darkest of secrets . . .

There is a girl. Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head . . . Green eyes, black hair. Lena Duchannes.

There is a curse. On the Sixteenth Moon, the Sixteenth Year, the Book will take what it's been promised. And no one can stop it.

In the end, there is a grave.

Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed and on her sixteenth birthday, her fate will be decided. Ethan never even saw it coming.”




Sunday Short - February 10th, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap

Read

The Bridegroom Wore Plaid #1 by Grace Burrowes ( 3.5 hearts )
The Selkies Diamonds by Morag Gray ( 1 heart )
Wilted by Dianna Hardy ( 1 heart )
Exiled by Rashelle Workman ( see my review - 2 hearts )
Emery Mine #2 by Karin Harlow ( 3 hearts )
The Body Finder by Kimberly Dertling ( 2.5 hearts )

Review - Splintered

Saturday, February 9, 2013




TITLE: Splintered (Splintered #1)
AUTHOR: A.G. Howard
RELEASE DATE: January 1st 2013
PUBLISHER: Amulet Books
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“Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.”




Review - Starcrossed

Friday, February 8, 2013




TITLE: Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1)
AUTHOR: Josephine Angelini
RELEASE DATE: May 31st 2011
PUBLISHER: HarperTeen
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“How do you defy destiny?

Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.

As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.”




Review - Time's Daughter

Thursday, February 7, 2013




TITLE: Time's Daughter
AUTHOR: Anya Breton
RELEASE DATE: 2011
PUBLISHER: Self Published
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“In this sweet young adult love story, sixteen-year-old art nerd Aeon Still is the unwilling subject of a documentary about average American teenagers. She must quickly come to terms with the identity of her mystery parent, Chronos, the god of time, the realization that she wields extraordinary power, and the trials of keeping the town safe all while hiding her secret from a camera crew. Her life is further complicated by the interest of the enchanting new guy in town, Alex, who harbors a secret of his own: he’s a shapeshifter.”




Review - Shatter Me

Wednesday, February 6, 2013




TITLE: Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1)
AUTHOR: Tahereh Mafi
RELEASE DATE: November 15th 2011
PUBLISHER: Harper
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I have a curse
I have a gift

I am a monster
I'm more than human

My touch is lethal
My touch is power

I am their weapon
I will fight back

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.”




Sunday Short - February 3rd, 2013

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap

Read

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia ( 2.5 hearts )
Weeping Willow Part 1 by Sandra Madera ( 3 hearts )
Weeping Willow Part 2 by Sandra Madera ( 3 hearts )
A Tale of Two Vampires by Katie MacAlister ( 3 hearts )
Bright Young Things #1 by Anne Godbersen ( 1 heart )
Dreamless by Josephine Angelini ( 3 hearts )
Tiger's Destiny #4 by Collen Houck ( 4 hearts )
The Devil You Know #3 by Liz Carlyle ( 3 hearts )