A DNF Review | The 'Eh' Files (3)

Friday, February 28, 2014

Paper Bindings | The Eh Files

For all those books rated from DNF to, but not including, three stars, I present to you The 'Eh' Files. At the end of each month I'll be listing all those books that make this category. Since I am aware that some books that are not my cup of tea, but may be something other readers enjoy, I'll include a couple of sentences explaining my rating choice.

So here is the latest batch:

* East of Eden by Lee Strauss - DNF

Othersphere (review)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Title: Othersphere (#3)
Author: Nina Berry
Release Date: December 31st, 2013
Stars: 4

"Dez thought she knew who her mother was, who she was. Thought she had friends, a boy who loved her, and a school where she finally fit in.

But across the veil linking our world and the next lurks a monster which can annihilate. . .or liberate her. Now she must confront it there with help from one boy who loves her and one who can't stand the sight of her.

Dez thought she understood her tiger form, her deepest self. But in this treacherous place, she'll have to choose between the two halves of her soul--and determine which world survives.

Othersphere is the third and final installment in Nina Berry's acclaimed young adult Otherkin series, which blends romance, fantasy, and action in a powerful story of friendship and self-acceptance."

Waitin on...To Ask Again (38)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Title: Ask Again Later
Author: Liz Czukas
Genre: YA - Contemporary
Release Date: March 11th, 2014

"Despite what her name might suggest, Heart has zero interest in complicated romance. So when her brilliant plan to go to prom with a group of friends is disrupted by two surprise invites, Heart knows there's only one drama-free solution: flip a coin.

Heads: The jock. He might spend all night staring at his ex or throw up in the limo, but how bad can her brother's best friend really be?

Tails: The theater geek...with a secret. What could be better than a guy who shares all Heart's interests--even if he wants to share all his feelings?

Heart's simple coin flip has somehow given her the chance to live out both dates. But where her prom night ends up might be the most surprising thing of all..."

Top Ten Tuesday - Rewind Time(36)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Paper Bindings | Top Ten Tuesday - Rewind Time(36)
A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Rewind time. This week's theme is the Top Ten is pick a topic from the past. I chose: Top Ten Books That I've Read Because Of Another Blogger.

Why? Because I've read over 100 books last year because of personal recommendations or reviews read.

First Light (Review)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Title: First Light
Author: Michelle Frost
Stars: 4
"On a world without hope, where life is fading and colour is a crime; three people living very different lives are about to have their perception of reality shattered. As deceptions are torn away, and ancient secrets brought to light, they each must struggle to find the missing pieces of the puzzle... pieces that will reveal their true destiny.

Idrith, bitter and trapped in a life he never chose, is the first to discover his own fear-filled mystery. Obsessed with finding the truth behind the lies, he turns to the one person he has always tried to avoid - the mysterious pilgrim, Harmion.

Aztar's military promotion comes with an unexpected burden that threatens the entire Northerner regime. It seems that their only hope may lie in the hands of someone he was raised to think of as his inferior. Each day they struggle together to find a solution, but at night Aztar struggles alone as the secret he's hidden since childhood returns to torment him.

Daen was allowed to grow up unrestricted and far better educated than normal for a Northerner woman. Now her father's health is failing and the running of their family estate lies in her hands. Knowing that desperate situations call for courageous action, she is about to take a step that will change her life forever." *Received a copy for an honest review.*

Never Entice An Earl (review)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Paper Bindings - Title: Never Entice An Earl (One Scandalous Season #2) Author: Lily DaltonTitle: Never Entice An Earl (One Scandalous Season #2)
Author: Lily Dalton

A Deception Most Reckless

Lady Daphne Bevington would do anything for her maid Kate-including masquerading as Kate and sneaking around the wrong side of London to settle the poor girl's debt. Yet her innocent ruse takes a scandalous turn when "Kate" runs into a handsome gentleman on a secret quest of his own. A moment of passion could cost Daphne her reputation, but how can she ignore the stranger's searing kiss?

An Arrangement Most Wicked

Lord Cormack Northmore is determined to find the immoral peer who ruined his sister. So when he learns that the irresistible woman he knows as "Kate" is the Season's most sought-after debutante, Cormack plans to use her connections to help him set a trap. Now, the closer Cormack gets to uncovering the villain who haunts the ton's ballrooms, the more he realizes that the lovely lady is in danger herself. Will he abandon his quest for revenge-or risk losing his one chance at love?"

To Desire A Devil (review)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Title: To Desire A Devil (Legend of the Four Soldiers #4)
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
Release Date: November 1st, 2009
Stars: 4

"Nothing Is More Intoxicating

Reynaud St. Aubyn has spent the last seven years in hellish captivity. Now half mad with fever he bursts into his ancestral home and demands his due. Can this wild-looking man truly be the last earl's heir, thought murdered by Indians years ago?

Or Dangerous

Beatrice Corning, the niece of the present earl, is a proper English miss. But she has a secret: No real man has ever excited her more than the handsome youth in the portrait in her uncle's home. Suddenly, that very man is here, in the flesh—and luring her into his bed.

Than Surrendering to a Devil.

Only Beatrice can see past Reynaud's savagery to the noble man inside. For his part, Reynaud is drawn to this lovely lady, even as he is suspicious of her loyalty to her uncle. But can Beatrice's love tame a man who will stop at nothing to regain his title—even if it means sacrificing her innocence?"

Waitin on... Side Effects(37)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Title: Side Effects May Vary
Author: Julie Murphy
Genre: YA - Contemporary
Release Date: March 18th, 2014

"What if you’d been living your life as if you were dying—only to find out that you had your whole future ahead of you?

When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, her prognosis is grim. To maximize the time she does have, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs—however she sees fit. She convinces her friend Harvey, whom she knows has always had feelings for her, to help her with a crazy bucket list that’s as much about revenge (humiliating her ex-boyfriend and getting back at her arch nemesis) as it is about hope (doing something unexpectedly kind for a stranger and reliving some childhood memories). But just when Alice’s scores are settled, she goes into remission.

Now Alice is forced to face the consequences of all that she’s said and done, as well as her true feelings for Harvey. But has she done irreparable damage to the people around her, and to the one person who matters most? "

Top Ten Tuesday - Reasons I Love Being A Book Blogger (35)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Paper Bindings | Top Ten Tuesday - Reasons I Love Being A Book Blogger (35)
A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's theme is the Top Ten Seven Reasons I Love Being A Book Blogger/Reader.

The Queen of Zombie Hearts | Cover Reveal

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Giveaway is over*

Today is the day! 

The cover of Gena Showalter's THE QUEEN OF ZOMBIE HEARTS is here! We're so excited to be able to share this with you as it joins an already stunning set! Ready to see it? Not quite yet lets take a look a the first two covers in the series!

Waitin on... Some More Intrigue(36)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Title: Murder by Crows (#2)
Author: Anne Bishop
Genre: Paranormal
Release Date: March 4th, 2014

"After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.

The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murders of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard—Lakeside's shape-shifting leader—wonders whether their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or of a future threat.

As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet—and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all."

The Fiery Heart | Review

Monday, February 10, 2014

Title: The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4)
Author: Richelle Mead
Release Date: November 19th, 2013
Stars: 4

"Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives.
In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .

But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure — and re-education — looms larger than ever."

Star Crossed: Worlds Apart (review)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Title: Star Crossed: Worlds Apart
Author: Jolene Poole
Release Date: December 19th, 2013
Stars: 3.5

"Gwyn Farrow's disturbing claims of an alien abduction made her parents commit her to a mental institution. When she was released, she knew that she could only rely on herself. But she doesn't return to her normal life. She begins to spend time with a friendly alien named Kael, and although terrified of his species, she finds it in her heart to care for him. When his world declares war on hers, she is torn between defending her planet and the alien she has come to love."

Cloaked in Fur (Review)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Title: Cloaked in Fur
Author: T.F. Walsh
Stars: 3.5

"As a moonwulf, Daciana never expected to fall in love with a human. Hell, she never imagined that she’d abandon her pack, endanger everyone around her, and break the worst rule possible. But she did.

A rogue werewolf is killing Daciana’s friends, and she sets on capturing the creature. She’ll do whatever it takes to stop the beast. The police and her boyfriend, Inspector Connell Lonescu, are starting to question her involvement in the murders, which is endangering the pack’s secret existence. But when the pack alpha kidnaps Connell, revealing the awful truth about the creature and its connection to the pack, Daciana must choose between saving the man she loves and saving her pack family from certain death."

Waitin on... A New Trilogy (35)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Title: The Winner's Curse #1
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Genre: YA - Fantasy
Release Date: March 4th, 2014


"Winning what you want may cost you everything you love As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined. Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart."

Top Ten Tuesday - Crying Books (33)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Paper Bindings | Top Ten Tuesday - Crying Books (33)
A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's theme is the Top Ten Seven Books That Will Make You Cry.

Since I cry very easily, I've only included the really emotional ones I could think of.

Interview With Author T.F. Walsh

Monday, February 3, 2014

Paper Bindings | Interview With Author T.F. Walsh

Today, I am proud to have author T. F. Walsh stop by. T. F. Walsh is the author of the adult romance novel, Cloaked in Fur.