This Series Wasn't That Great | The 'Eh' Files (#6)

Saturday, August 30, 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:

* Monument 14 series by Emmy Laybourne

Heist Society series (mini review)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Heist Society (3 books)
Ally Carter
Release Date:
All three out.
Stars: 4

Book One:
"When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the Louvre…to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria…to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own—scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving “the life” for a normal life proves harder than she’d expected.

Soon, Kat's friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring Kat back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has a good reason: a powerful mobster has been robbed of his priceless art collection and wants to retrieve it. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat's father isn't just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat’s dad needs her help.

For Kat, there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it's a spectacularly impossible job? She's got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in her family's history--and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way."

The Unexpected Surprise (Waiting on Wednesday #62)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Title: Fairest (Lunar Chronicles #3.5)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Genre: YA - SciFi - fairy tale retellings
Release Date: January 27th, 2015


"In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.

Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series."

Can I just have these books now? (Top Ten Tuesday #51)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Paper Bindings - Can I just have these books now? (Top Ten Tuesday #51)
A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's theme is the Top Ten Nine Book I Really Want To Read But Don't Own Yet:

Gallagher Girls series (mini review)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Gallager Girls series (6 books)
Ally Carter
Release Date:
All 6 books out.
Stars: 4

"Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it's really a school for spies. Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or track him through town with the skill of a real "pavement artist"-but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her?

Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she's on her most dangerous mission-falling in love."

Brothers in Crime | Review

Friday, August 22, 2014

Title: Brothers in Crime (Jesse #5)
Author: KM Rockwood
Release Date: May 1st, 2014
Stars: 4

"The cops say surveillance video doesn't lie. But could they be mistaken?

After nearly twenty years in prison, Jesse Damon is just trying to make it on parole. But nothing comes easy. The cops say they have a video of him breaking into an ATM. He’s in trouble at work over a toxic chemical spill. A runaway wife shows up on his doorstep, dead broke and needing somewhere to stay. And his sometimes-girlfriend Kelly seems to have met someone new. Sydney. At an AA meeting, of all places. When Jesse goes to Sydney's office and finds his dead body, he’s pretty sure the guy has been murdered. And that he will be the prime suspect."

Blythewood (mini review)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Title: Blythewood (#1)
Author: Carol Goodman
Release Date: October 8th, 2013
Stars: 4.5

"At seventeen, Avaline Hall has already buried her mother, survived a horrific factory fire, and escaped from an insane asylum. Now she’s on her way to Blythewood Academy, the elite boarding school in New York’s mist-shrouded Hudson Valley that her mother attended—and was expelled from. Though she’s afraid her high society classmates won’t accept a factory girl in their midst, Ava is desperate to unravel her family’s murky past, discover the identity of the father she’s never known, and perhaps finally understand her mother’s abrupt suicide. She’s also on the hunt for the identity of the mysterious boy who rescued her from the fire. And she suspects the answers she seeks lie at Blythewood.

But nothing could have prepared her for the dark secret of what Blythewood is, and what its students are being trained to do. Haunted by dreams of a winged boy and pursued by visions of a sinister man who breathes smoke, Ava isn’t sure if she’s losing her mind or getting closer to the truth. And the more rigorously Ava digs into the past, the more dangerous her present becomes.

Vivid and atmospheric, full of mystery and magic, this romantic page-turner by bestselling author Carol Goodman tells the story of a world on the brink of change and the girl who is the catalyst for it all."

A Firey Ending (Waiting on Wednesday #61)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Title: Bound By Flames (Vlad #3)
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Genre: Paranormal - Romance
Release Date: January 27th, 2015

"Play with fire, pay the price.

Leila’s years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn’t learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin…

Vlad must battle with a centuries-old enemy whose reach stretches across continents and whose strength equals his own. It isn’t like Vlad to feel fear, but he does…for Leila, because his enemy knows she is Vlad’s greatest weakness. As friend and foe alike align against him—and his overprotectiveness drives Leila away—Vlad’s love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both…"

Books I MUST Read (Top Ten Tuesday #50)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Paper Bindings | Books I MUST Read (Top Ten Tuesday #50)
A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's theme is the Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Me I Must Read:

White Hot Kiss (mini review)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Title: White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elementals #1)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Stars: 4

"One kiss could be the last.

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever.

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul.

But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world."

All The Best Boys Have Wings(Waiting on Wednesday #60)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Title: Ravencliffe (Blythewood #2)
Author: Carol Goodman
Genre: YA - Paranormal - Demons - Faeries
Release Date: December 2nd, 2014


"Avaline Hall is no ordinary girl.

She’s a student at Blythewood Academy, an elite boarding school that trains young women to defend human society from the shadowy forces that live among us. After the devastating events of her first year at Blythewood, Ava is eager to reunite with her friends—and with Raven, the compelling but elusive winged boy who makes her pulse race. She soon discovers, though, that the sinister Judicus van Drood hasn’t finished wreaking havoc on Blythewood—and wants to use Ava and her classmates to attack a much bigger target.

Ava’s the only one with any hope of stopping van Drood. But to scuttle his plans, she must reveal her deepest secret to everyone at Blythewood. What’s she willing to sacrifice to do what’s right—her school? Her love? Or her life?"

Catching A Man (cover reveal & author giveaway)

Monday, August 11, 2014

**Giveaway is over.**

Title: Catching a Man (Valeriel Investigations Book 1)
Author: Elizabeth Corrigan
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Elizabeth Corrigan
Date of Publication: November 2014
Word Count: 68,000
Cover Artist: Streetlight Graphics

Book Description:

Kadin Stone's life is finally going according to plan. She's starting her new job as a homicide detective's aide at one of the premier criminal investigation companies in Valeriel City, the capital of a 1950’s-style kingdom. Kadin is certain her new position will introduce her to any number of eligible men, so she'll finally be able to get married and stop burdening the brother who insists on supporting her.

On Kadin’s first day, the royal family calls in her team to investigate the murder of gossip-rag cover girl Queen Callista. Kadin’s superiors think it’s an open and shut case. The queen’s jilted lover Duke Baurus DeValeriel had motive, means, and opportunity, but Kadin can’t help but spot holes in their theory.

After checking into a few leads of her own, Kadin inadvertently ends up in the confidence of Duke Baurus. When she tries to share what she knows with the rest of the team, she finds them unwilling to listen to the opinion of a girl who they know is only after a ring on her finger. In order to see justice served, Kadin finds herself doing the last thing she expected when she started working for a homicide detective—solve a murder!

Sunday Short #86 - August 10th, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap
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At the Edge of the World (promo)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

At the Edge of the World
L.C. Spoering

Available: August 26, 2014
Format: E-book (Paperback POD Coming Soon)
Genre: YA, Magical Realism, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Tags: Young Adult, YA, Magical Realism, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Coming of Age, Fantasy
Length: 52,000 words // 107 pages.

Book Links:
Goodreads | Lilt Literary | Pinterest Board

Tigers and Vampires, Oh My(Waiting on Wednesday #59)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Title: Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire (Love at Stake #16)
Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
Genre: Paranormal - Romance
Release Date: December 31st, 2014


"Russell wakes from a coma to find he's become a vampire. Now he has a thirst for revenge. Determined to hunt down the master vampire who turned him, he's used to working alone . . . until he meets Jia. She is after the same vampire for murdering her parents and insists she can help Russell on this mission. Reluctantly, he agrees, and sets up some ground rules:

Rule #1: Their partnership is strictly business. If he holds her a little too close . . . if she looks at him with those exotic eyes . . . well, that has to stop.

Rule #2: He's in charge. Jia isn't used to taking orders and questions every move he makes. So he stops her the only way he knows how.

Rule #3: Don't fall in love. But the kiss that was supposed to quiet her awakens something else in him . . . something forbidden. Because Jia is engaged. To someone else."

Recommendations (Top Ten Tuesday #48)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Paper Bindings - Recommendations (Top Ten Tuesday #48)
A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's theme is the Top Ten Books I'd Give to Readers Who Have Never Read Fantasy: