Monday, 31 December 2012

Redemption by H.D. Gordon



Title: Redemption

Author: H.D. Gordon

Series: The Alexa Montgomery Saga #4

Goodreads Rating:

The final test is here. The war is no longer a worry of tomorrow, but a reality of today. Turning back is no longer an option. Maybe it never was. It is time for Alexa Montgomery to look fate in the eyes. Death waits there for certain. The only question is... for who?


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My Thoughts-
Redemption by H.D. Gordon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Writing this review is bittersweet. I absolutely fell in love with this series and the characters therein, but it came to a necessary end. You have to love a book that can punch you in the gut in the last chapter. It was not at all what I was expecting, but then, why read a book if you know exactly what's coming?

As I have said in all my reviews for this series, I love H.D. Gordon's writing. She has a way with words and is able to take this complex storyline with so much going on and make it smooth and beautiful. She has quite an imagination and brings it out well with her words.

It was difficult to watch Alexa go through this book. She was so very young and innocent in so many ways, yet had the weight of the world on her shoulders. Everyone looked to her to fix their problems, knowing what the outcome would be, while she struggled with her own inner turmoil. I loved Kayden all the more for being her rock and sticking with her even though he knew the most probable outcome.

The story overall is rather dark. It tells a tale of life and love and loss and asks the question, how much are you willing to sacrifice? For some, the answer is everything.

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About the Author-
H. D. Gordon is the author of The Alexa Montgomery Saga. Blood Warrior, the first book of the Alexa series was her debut novel and has held a spot in the top 100 fantasy bestsellers for over a month. Half Black Soul is the second book in this series and H. D. plans to complete Alexa's tales by the end of 2012. In June of 2012, Joe, a fantasy novel about a young clairvoyant, was released as well. H. D. is a lifelong reader and writer, a true lover of words. When she is not reading or writing she is raising her two daughters, playing a little guitar, and spending time with her family. She is twenty three years old and lives in the northeastern United States.

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Alexa Montgomery Necklace (exclusive handmade jewelry) & matching bookmark
Entire Set of The Alexa Montgomery Saga by H.D. Gordon (eBooks)
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Half Black Soul by H.D. Gordon

Half Black Soul (The Alexa Montgomery Saga, #2)Half Black Soul by H.D. Gordon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The second book in the Alexa Montgomery series picks up right where the first one left off. In this book we get to see Alexa grow into her role as a Sun Warrior. It is a difficult struggle for her, though, to embrace her destiny and accept what she sees as a monster inside of her. We also got to see her grow as a person as she searches out her feelings for Kayden.

I loved that we got Nelly's POV in this book. She is a great character and you can see, though she did not play a big role in book one, she is quickly becoming crucial to the plot of the story. I liked the fact that we got to know her a little bit better and were able to invest ourselves in her more.

The world the author created for this book was wonderful. She has a way of painting a picture with her words that flow right off the page. This series is fast becoming a favorite for me.


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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Dark Waltz by A.M. Hargrove

Dark Waltz, a Praestani Novel (#1)Dark Waltz, a Praestani Novel by A.M. Hargrove
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dark Waltz is the first book in a spinoff of A.M. Hargrove's The Guardians of Vesturon series. This book takes the characters from the YA series and brings them into a whole new light in this adult series, set a few years in the future. Don't worry…if you have not read The Guardians of Vesturon books, you do not absolutely need to in order to understand Dark Waltz. However, you will get a lot of background understanding by reading those books first.

That all being said, one of the reasons I loved this book so much was Jurek. I absolutely fell in love with him in Determinant, and here he is again, all hot and sexy. Now, at first Jurek is kind of…a jerk. But, can you really blame him? Look what he's fighting against and everything he has to deal with. He pretty much has the weight of the world on his shoulders. So I will forgive him if he acts a bit defensive, protective, and untrusting at first. He certainly redeems himself.

As for the rest of the characters, they were a lot of fun. I really loved Jurek's group of friends and can only hope the series continues with them. Liasare is a great lead. She's a bit naive about some things, but she's tough and does not back down to anyone. She's fighting for something she believes in and is willing to take risks to get there. Liasare's stubbornness and Jurek's demand for control do not go well together. Their relationship is hot and heavy and definitely explosive until they learn to trust each other.

Overall, a great sexy sci-fi story.


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Hybrid by Juliann Whicker

Hybrid (House of Slide, #2)Hybrid by Juliann Whicker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book 2 in the House of Slide series is, in short, amazing. We come into the story shortly after Dariana has gotten her soul back and becomes "normal" (if there can be a normal in this story) again. She has to learn to live a completely different life than she had been, and I love the character development we get to witness as she deals with everything thrown her way. The continuation of the world we first entered into in Hotblood (book 1) is completely unique from anything you've read before…and the complexity! I am amazed how the author is able to strand everything together to make it into a coherent, engaging story. Delving into the world of the Hotbloods, Cools, Wilds, and Hybrids is an amazing journey. The author's incredible imagination feeds the story and grows it into this fascinating creation.

In Hybrid we are reintroduced to our favorite characters from Hotblood, Dariana and Lewis (oh Lewis, how I love him!), plus we get more of Satan and Grim! Yay and double Yay!

Haven't read Hotblood yet? Go get to it now!! Then come back for this one…

Interview with Juliann Whicker:
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Monday, 17 December 2012

The Rise by H.D. Gordon

The Rise (The Alexa Montgomery Saga, #3)The Rise by H.D. Gordon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The third installment of the Alexa Montgomery series is amazing in that the author took the word "twist" to a whole new level. No way could anyone have seen that coming. The story continues right where book 2 left off but plunges into a dark abyss that will be difficult to climb out of. The book is action packed with never a dull moment. There is a lot of love in this story, as well as loss, pain, hope, fear, emotion, emotion, emotion, and the author did it all quite well.

Through the whole story, even still at the end, Alexa is conflicted with what and who she is. She knows her fate and never questions it, though she does wonder, why her? What makes her so special that she should be able to do what is being asked of her? Though I love Alexa and her badass self, her whole crappy attitude did get on my nerves a bit in this book (is it really necessary to be so freaking rude to EVERYBODY? I'm sure she has some niceness in her somewhere…I hope it does come out eventually. It would be a nice change for her…maybe at least to be nice to Kayden).

And Jackson, oh my true love, Jackson. What could I possibly say about you? I cannot possibly leave you out of my review of this book; however, I'll just leave it at that. I love you. Enough said.

On top of all of that, the books are incredibly well written. The author really has a way with words, painting almost whimsical pictures with her poetic-like words. I would definitely recommend this series as a must-read to everyone!


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Redemption by H.D. Gordon


Sunday, 16 December 2012

Magnificently Magic Read-A-Thon #4

It's day four of the Magnificently Magic Read-a-thon hosted by Faye at A Daydreamer's Thoughts.

How is your reading going?

Here is my reading progress so far:
Death Masks by Jim Butcher - Completed (451 pages)
Crimson Darkness by Amos Cassidy- Completed (277 pages)
Iced by Karen Marie Moning - Started

Unfortunately, I didn't have much time to read yesterday between work, family, and school. Hopefully I'll find a few hours today :)




I'm also taking part in today's mini-challege hosted by Faye. Today's challenge is to make a book Christmas tree...so here is mine!

 


Not too bad, and a lot of fun!  Making a Christmas tree book is definitely harder than I thought it would be. 

There is still time to get in on yesterday's mini-challenge hosted by me.
Stop by here to see the challenge.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Magificently Magic Read-A-Thon #3

It’s day three of the Magnificently Magic Read-a-thon hosted by Faye at A Daydreamer's Thoughts.

How is your reading going?

Here is my reading progress so far:
Death Masks by Jim Butcher - Completed (451 pages)
Crimson Darkness by Amos Cassidy- Completed (277 pages)
Iced by Karen Marie Moning - Starting today




I am excited to be the host of today's mini challenge and giveaway!

For today's giveaway-
I am giving away a hardcover of one of my favorite books of all times:  Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

To take part in the giveaway, the only mandatory task is that you participate in the read-a-thon. But, you can get extra entries by taking part in the mini-challenge. Enter using the Rafflecopter below (international).

 
Here is today's mini-challenge:
I have taken three of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite books (Daughter of Smoke and Bone) and have taken some words out. Your task is to put the quotes back together.

Quote 1)
"Once upon a time, an _____ and a _____ fell in love. It did not end well."

Quote 2)
“She had been _____ once, a little girl playing with _____ on the floor of a devil's lair."

Quote 3)
"…When I saw her smile I _____ what it would be like to make her smile...I thought it would be like the _____ of smiling.”
Wondered         Innocent       Devil
Discovery      Angel       Feathers
 
(Hint:  If you need help, you can look the quotes up on Goodreads)
Good luck!

Magificently Magic Read-A-Thon #2

It’s day two of the Magnificently Magic Read-a-thon hosted by Faye at A Daydreamer's Thoughts.

How is your reading going?

Here is my reading progress so far:
Death Masks by Jim Butcher - 90% (planning on finishing tonight)
Crimson Darkness by Amos Cassidy- 50% (planning on finishing tomorrow)
Iced by Karen Marie Moning - Not started


I am also taking part in today's mini-challenge hosted by Vicky over at Books, Biscuits and Tea. Today's challenge is book spine poetry. I've never heard of book spine poetry, but I am going to give it my best shot. 

Here is my entry:
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Choosing to see
Things that are changeless
Eclipse things not seen
 
Hmmm...not too bad for my first try :)

Come back tomorrow for my mini challenge and giveaway!

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Cover Reveal! Redemption by H.D. Gordon

Title:  Redemption 

Series: 
The Alexa Montgomery Saga #4

Author:  H.D. Gordon

Release Date:  December 21, 2012

Cover Artist:  Regina Wamba



The final test is here. The war is no longer a worry of tomorrow, but a reality of today. Turning back is no longer an option. Maybe it never was. It is time for Alexa Montgomery to look fate in the eyes. Death waits there for certain. The only question is... for who?
Add Redemption to on Goodreads!

Magificently Magic Read-A-Thon #1


The Magnificently Magic Read-A-Thon starts today!
Don't worry, it's not too late to sign up. 
Visit Faye at A Daydreamer's Thoughts to see how you can still join!
 
 
There is a mini-challenge and giveaway today being hosted by Hollie at Music, Books, and Tea.  Stop by and see what you can win.
 
Stop back here Saturday for my own mini-challenge and giveaway!
 
Here is my 'magic' reading list for the Read-A-Thon weekend:
Crimson Darkness by Amos Cassidy
Death Masks by Jim Butcher
Iced by Karen Marie Moning
 
 

 




Tuesday, 11 December 2012

2013 Genre Variety Reading Challenge



What is the Genre Reading Challenge? 
This is a challenge hosted by Faye over at A Daydreamer's Thoughts.  The challenge is to read books from different genres throughout the year.  You can go HERE to find out more and to participate in the challenge. 

The level I am aiming for in this challenge is AVID READER - 24 different genres, 24 books.

I will keep an updated widget with the books I have read for this challenge.  Stop back for more!


1. Young Adult Fantasy - Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
2. Steampunk - Blameless by Gail Carriger
3. Paranormal Romance - Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost
4. Contemporary Romance - Slammed by Colleen Hoover
5. Erotic Romance - Release Me by J. Kenner
6. Young Adult Contemporary - Easy by Tamara Webber
7. High Fantasy - Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
8. Woman's Fiction - Is This All There Is? by Patricia Mann
9. New Adult - The Athena Effect by Darrolyn Anderson
10. Historical Fiction - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
11. Non-fiction - Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
12.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Furthermore: An Anthology

Happy release day! Furthermore is here and we are all so excited to share it with you.



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A first date, a lottery, treachery and deceit. Sometimes fate has other plans. Sometimes there's more to tell.

In Furthermore, seventeen original stories take you on a journey through worlds here and beyond. From the depths of the earth to the embrace of the sea, your favorite series continue. Prequels, alternative views, and new scenes give readers a chance to experience more than originally told. Including stories from Rebekah Campbell, David Estes, Amber Garr, Karen Amanda Hooper, Stephanie Judice, and Leigh Michael.

The best part? In honor of those who lost the battle and those who continue to fight, all proceeds from this anthology will be donated to cancer research and support.

Find out more about your favorite characters from The Darkness Through the Light Series, The Dwellers Sage, The Syrenka Series, The Leila Marx Novels, The Kindrily Series, Saga of the Setti, and Annabelle's Story.

And now for some teasers:

"Emily Jenkins, corrupting young men. What would people say?" He tutted at me and as if by magic, I spotted an elderly lady walking along the pavement, scrunching up her nose to stare at us. - Surprise Visitor (The Darkness Through the Light Series)

When I thought I might make her lips too swollen from my rough need of her, I pulled away. Those half-open dark eyes could've pulled me into Hell, and I would've gladly followed with a stupid smile on my face. - Jeremy's Heart (Saga of the Setti)

Even when you know it's the right thing to do, running away from home is never easy. They're not good people. I can't stay here anymore. - The Runaway-Tawni's Story (The Dwellers Saga)

He smiled and my heart melted. One look like that and I second guessed every decision I made. - Rift (The Syrenka Series)

I had to entertain myself somehow, and being around these ridiculous humans made me homesick for a land I left centuries ago. - Human Resources (The Lelia Marx Novels)

This too shall pass. I mentally repeated it over and over, hoping Nathaniel's injury wasn't as bad as my crumbling heart made it out to be. - The Sound of Love (The Kindrily Series)

Perhaps the hardest thing to accept about one's fate is that it can take years to unfold. But when it does, it's worth every second, every breath, and every dream. - Fate (Annabelle's Story)


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Friday, 7 December 2012

Hybrid (House of Slide #2) by Juliann Whicker

I'd like to welcome Juliann Whicker to the Shut Up & Read blog today!

Check out Juliann's latest release, book 2 in the House of Slide series, Hybrid -

A new soul in a dangerous world.

Dariana Sanders, daughter of the prestigious House of Slide, has her hands full. The Bloodworker who killed her brother is dead, but it turns out that he's not the only one who wants Dari, or who will do anything to make sure that she's taken care of before she learns to control her powers and becomes a force to be reckoned with. She needs her friends, family, and a reluctant soulmate if she's going to survive.

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Available from:
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My Review:
Hybrid by Juliann Whicker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book 2 in the House of Slide series is, in short, amazing. We come into the story shortly after Dariana has gotten her soul back and becomes "normal" (if there can be a normal in this story) again. She has to learn to live a completely different life than she had been, and I love the character development we get to witness as she deals with everything thrown her way. The continuation of the world we first entered into in Hotblood (book 1) is completely unique from anything you've read before…and the complexity! I am amazed how the author is able to strand everything together to make it into a coherent, engaging story. Delving into the world of the Hotbloods, Cools, Wilds, and Hybrids is an amazing journey. The author's incredible imagination feeds the story and grows it into this fascinating creation.

In Hybrid we are reintroduced to our favorite characters from Hotblood, Dariana and Lewis (oh Lewis, how I love him!), plus we get more of Satan and Grim! Yay and double Yay!

Haven't read Hotblood yet? Go get to it now!! Then come back for this one…

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Haven't read book 1 yet?   Check it out!

He stole a kiss from the wrong girl…
Left without a soul, 17-year-old Dariana Sanders waited to die. There was nothing left to live for, nothing to feel besides the aching cold that never stopped. Her parent’s marriage was in shambles, and her brother, the only one who understood, the only one who knew how to make the cold go away, was gone forever. The only thing Dariana knew with absolute certainty was that nothing could possibly be right again. Enter Lewis Axel Nialls. Luckily for her, impossible is right up his alley. He can save her from the forces that wish to destroy her. Of course who’s going to save him, from her?


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My Review:
Hotblood by Juliann Whicker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hotblood is the story of seventeen-year-old Dariana. Dariana's brother, Devlin, had stolen her soul from her 10 years earlier. She had no idea of what had happened, of course, and thought he was the greatest brother for being so caring towards her, although the truth was he was barely keeping her alive. Dariana had gone through much of her life an empty shell. The story opens up on Devlin's funeral, and with him now gone, Dariana's existence was also going to be coming to an end.

Lewis, a Hotblood, watches Devlin's funeral from afar, for reasons unknown to him, and is inexplicably drawn to Dariana. He continues to watch her after the funeral, and they have an unexpected run-in in the woods. Neither of them knew this moment would change their lives forever.

The beginning of the story was filled with so much information and not enough explanation, although things eventually become clearer later on in the story. At first I was not sure what to think about this, but the more I thought about it, I realized we were seeing the world the way Dariana would see it. She had been living as a soulless shell of a person, almost unaware of her surroundings, and all of the sudden things were clear. She was confused, scared, and trying to make sense of things.

The characters in this book were fabulous! They were all very well developed. Dariana's life before was void of any emotion, and now it was fun to watch and get to know her as she was experiencing everything new. I really liked Lewis. He was such a complex character, and there was more to him than we initially thought. I loved Grim and Satan! Maybe we will get to see them more in a later book?

The author did a great job building the complex world in Hotblood. It was unique from anything I have ever read, which is very refreshing, and it was very entertaining.

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Juliann is holding a giveaway for one lucky winner! 
The prize is a House of Slide package consisting of House of Slide, Hotblood; House of Slide, Hybrid, a House of Slide t-shirt, and nail polish!
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Q & A with Juliann Whicker:

Q: Welcome to our blog Juliann! When did you first know you wanted to write?
A: I am so excited to be on shut up and read! Thanks for having me. I didn't start out wanting to be a writer, I just wrote. I typed up my first 'book' when I was eight years old on this junky type writer that was missing a lot of letters, so I had to put in other symbols to replace them. I've been grateful for the letter C ever since.

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about your main characters, Dariana and Lewis.
A: Dariana and Lewis are soul mates. That means that they complement each other, not that they're the same, at all. So there's conflict but always that perfect oneness when they're together, which happens now and then.

Q: Do you have a favorite character? Which character did you have the most fun writing?
A: Satan is probably the most fun to write, because he never gives me a hard time. I know who and what he is, what he smells like, and what he'd say, or the look he'd give you while he wasn't saying it. My favorite character is Lewis. He's so complicated, never quite possible to pin down, but at the same time, utterly consistent about Dariana. He's so careful with her, trying to be the perfect guy for her, but knowing that he's got these gaps in who he is that will never bring her happiness in the long run. He tries anyway.

Q: The setting for the House of Slide series is incredibly complex. Where did you get the idea behind the books?
A: Like the setting, how it got there is kind of complicated. I'll start with the Nether. I went to the show at the Excalibur in Vegas, and they had these knights racing around indoors on horses. I sat on the front row, eating a whole chicken when a black horse with a cloaked rider passed by me close enough that I could hear the horse's heart beating (not really, artistic license:) A clod of dirt flung from the hooves of the monstrous beast struck me in the forehead, scattering grit over my meal. It was a true eureka moment, and I knew as I smudged dirt across my forehead that I had to write that character or he wouldn't let me go. So, I'm still writing.

The world came to me as I sat on the edge of the tub with a notebook trying to figure out where this creature came from, whether he was an angel, devil, alien, or what. I'm still not sure what the Nether are, actually, maybe a little bit of all of them, but their purpose here, their reason is mostly to create a race that can save humanity from the demons that came from their same realm, demons that feed on souls and chaos.

My superhero abilities come from personality theory, something that's always fascinated me. You've got these melancholy, sanguine, choleric and Phlegmatic types, which have been around forever practically, and they used to think that they were in the blood, so that's sort of where my 4 blood types are from.

I also drew an illustration a few years before I began writing House of Slide, with the Nether, Dariana, Lewis, and the Uncles with smoking guns staring at me when I was done, so they've been in my subconscious for who knows how long.

Q: What was your favorite scene to write from Hybrid, House of Slide?
A: There were tons of fun scenes in this book, not fun to write exactly, because I wanted them to be perfect, but really fun to read when I finally got them right. I love the monster scene. I laugh every time I read it. I love the Intending scene although it was a nightmare to write the perspective of soul sight without it being completely confusing. Hopefully it's not. My favorite, the one I rewrote a dozen times was the garage scene. It's steamy;)

Q: Two of my favorite characters from Hotblood were Satan and Grim. Are we going to be seeing more of Dariana's uncles in Hybrid?
A: We will see Grim and Satan in their roles of Sons of the House. Dariana's relationship with Grim is definitely developed further. There's more backstory about the uncles in the tweener book, Wilds coming out hopefully next spring.

Q: Where are you planning on taking the House of Slide series? Are you planning more books for the future?
A: So far House of Slide is going to cover 4 books and one tweener. So, that's 4.5 books? Hopefully I can keep it to four, but certain things have to happen to carry the plot, and sometimes other events pop up that I'm not expecting. My characters give me attitude.

Q: Who designs the covers for your books, and what is that process like for you as the author?
A: I'm an artist, I went to school for it, so my blunders are all intentional. (right) I use ink to paint the covers, scan them in, my husband does formatting, and that's the process. It's a long process with lots of drafts but I like the power of having my vision of the book become reality. There's always the fear that I'm lacking perspective because I'm so close to the subject, but I don't ever get to complain about the catastrophe my cover is, so that's okay.

Q: What do you do to keep busy when you're not writing?
A: I'm a homeschooling mother of 4. I sew, garden, (I have dirt under my fingernails as I type from getting my last bulbs in) and paint.

Q: What are you reading now?
A: Last night I stayed up 'til 1:30 finishing Pride and Popularity, by Jenni James. I always love a good retelling. I have a bad habit of finishing the books I start however long they take me, so I'm not usually 'in process' for very long.

Thanks for having me on your great blog. I love my story and am grateful for the chance to share it with others.


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Read It & Reap #110

Halfskin by

4.0 of 5 stars4.00
 
Biomites are artificial stem cells that can replace any cell in your body. No more kidney failure, no severed spines or blood disease. No cancer. Pharmaceuticals become obsolete. With each dose of biomites, we become stronger, we become smarter and prettier.

We become better.

At what point are we no longer human?

Nix Richards nearly died in a car accident when he was young. Biomites saved his life. Ten years later, he’s not so lucky. The Halfskin Laws decree a human composed of 50% biomites is no longer human. Halfskins have no legal rights and will have their biomites shutdown. It’s not called murder, merely deactivation.

Cali Richards has been Nix’s legal guardian since their parents died. She has lost far too many people in her life to let the government take Nix. She is a nanobiometric engineer and will discover how to hide him. But even brilliance can succumb to the pressure of suffering. And technology can’t cure insanity.

Cali and Nix keep a slippery grip on reality as they elude a maniacal federal agent dedicated to saving humanity from what he calls 'The Biomite Plague'.

Read It & Reap #109

The Moon Dwellers by

The Dwellers #1
 
4.18 of 5 stars4.18
In a desperate attempt to escape destruction decades earlier, humankind was forced underground, into the depths of the earth, creating a new society called the Tri-Realms.

After her parents and sister are abducted by the Enforcers, seventeen-year-old Adele, a member of the middle-class moon dwellers, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison for her parents' crimes of treason.

Against all odds, Adele must escape from the Pen and find her family, while being hunted by a deranged, killing machine named Rivet, who works for the President. She is helped by two other inmates, Tawni and Cole, each of whom have dark secrets that are better left undiscovered. Other than her friends, the only thing she has going for her is a wicked roundhouse kick and two fists that have been well-trained for combat by her father.

At the other end of the social spectrum is Tristan, the son of the President and a sun dweller. His mother is gone. He hates his father. Backed by only his servant and best friend, Roc, he leaves his lavish lifestyle in the Sun Realm, seeking to make something good out of his troubled life.

When a war breaks out within the Tri-Realms, Tristan is thrust into the middle of a conflict that seems to mysteriously follow Adele as she seeks to find her family and uncover her parents true past.

In their world, someone must die.

Read It & Reap #108

The Rise by H.D. Gordon

The Alexa Montgomery Saga #3

4.31 of 5 stars4.31
 
The supernatural world in which Alexa Montgomery has found herself is on the brink of war. She is charged with the task of raising an army, defeating an evil dictator, and struggling to contain the bloodthirsty monster that lives within her.

These are things Alexa can handle, but when the person she loves most in the world takes a turn for the worst, Alexa's loyalty and determination will be tested in the most horrifying of ways. Will she be able to rise to the challenge, or will her love for her sister kill her once and for all?

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Teaser Tuesday #7

 

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly Meme hosted by Should Be Reading! where you share two (2) “teaser” sentences from your current read to try to entice others to want to seek it out. Find out how you can participate Here!
 
 
Here is this week's teaser:
 
 

Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2

Author:

Genre: YA Fantasy

Published: November 6, 2012

Goodreads Rating: 4.41 of 5 stars4.41 






“Dead souls dream only of death. Small dreams for small men. It is life that expands to fill worlds. Life is your master, or death is.”