Wednesday, October 31

Deity (Covenant #3) by Jennifer L Armentrout Blog Tour Stop

Hey guys,
I am so excited to be a part of the blog tour for Jennifer L Armentrout's Deity. If you know me at all it is no surprise to anyone how much of a huge JLA fan I am. I adore her books and I have read all of them multiple times and let me tell you Deity is the best of them. It is phenomenal. The covenant series is, in my opinion, the best series of all time and is not to be missed. So if you haven't read it yet... Well what the heck are you waiting for? Go! Go! Go!
Deity (Covenant #3) by Jennifer L Armentrout
Published by: Spencer Hill Press
Publication Date: November 6, 2012


"History is on repeat, and things didn't go so well the last time. "

Alexandria isn't sure she's going to make it to her eighteenth birthday--to her Awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the Council ever discovers what she did in the Catskills, she's a goner... and so is Aiden. 

If that's not freaky enough, whenever Alex and Seth spend time "training"--which really is just Seth's code word for some up-close and personal one-on-one time--she ends up with another mark of the Apollyon, which brings her one step closer to Awakening ahead of schedule. Awesome. 

But as her birthday draws near, her entire world shatters with a startling revelation and she's caught between love and Fate. One will do anything to protect her. One has been lying to her since the beginning. Once the gods have revealed themselves, unleashing their wrath, lives will be irrevocably changed... and destroyed. 

Those left standing will discover if love is truly greater than Fate...

Check out my Deity review HERE http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/245269187

Now I am so very excited to welcome Aiden (squeal) to K-Books! There are no words to explain how much I love him. He is my favourite character... EVER!!

Hey Aiden, 

Thanks so much for being here on K-Books today. 

Thank you for having me. 

So a lot of Pure Bloods tend to act like they are better than the Halfs. What was it that made you treat them more like equals? 

My parents didn’t raise me to think we were better than halfs or mortals. There was also a situation that cemented in the fact that halfs were equals to pures in every way. 

Pures and Halfs are strictly forbidden yet you seem extremely close to Alex. When did you first realize you had feelings for her? 

Ah, it’s kind of hard not to develop feelings for the girl. There’s just something about her that makes common sense jump out the window and nose dive. I think I knew when I saw her in Atlanta, scared out of her mind but still fighting. 

So let’s talk about Seth. I definitely get the vibe you don’t like him. What do you really think about him? 

I think he’s an asshole. How about that for honesty? 

Well I hate him and love you so I think Alex is a complete idiot for getting close to him. So looking back to the Catsills how did you feel when you found Seth and Alex in a compromising position after she was slipped ‘The Brew’? 

I wanted to kill Seth. Bring him back from the dead and then kill him again. He knew that Alex was under the influence and he still couldn’t control himself. Like I said, I wanted to kill him. 

So you are definitely very heroic and protective of those close to you. You used Compulsion on another Pure even though it is forbidden. What was going through you head when that happened? 

Alex—Alex was the only thing that was going through my head. 

And finally what’s to come for you and Alex, are you finally done hiding your feelings? Can we see you guys together for good now? 

I think that’s something you’ll find out soon. 

Thanks so much for joining us today and just fyi I love you so if things don’t work out with Alex *winks* 

Thank you for having me and if things don’t work out, I’ll keep you in mind. 

SQUEAL! Oh how I love him! *swoon*

Thanks for joining me for the Deity tour!

Tuesday, October 30

Blog Tour: Tempting the Player by J. Lynn

Hey Guys,
I am so excited to be on the blog tour for J. Lynn's (a.k.a Jennifer L Armentrout) new super smexy book Tempting the Player.

To anyone who visits this blog, or just talks to me, it is no surprise that I adore Jennifer L Armentrout! She is without a doubt my favourite author of all time and I obsess over her and her books... A LOT! So I have read all her books multiple times and Tempting the Player, book 2 of the Gamble Brothers series is no exception.

Check out the book!

Tempting the Player (Gamble Brothers #2)
J. Lynn

Published By: Entangled Publishing - Brazen Imprint
Publication Date: October 23, 2012
Genre: Adult - Contemporary
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From Goodreads:
Chad Gamble, all-star pitcher for the Nationals, is one of the best players on—and off—the field. And right now, the notorious bad boy wants Bridget Rodgers. But with her lush curves and snappy comebacks, the feisty redhead is the kind of woman a man wants to settle down with…and that’s the last thing Chad needs.

When the paparazzi catch them in a compromising position, Chad’s manager issues an ultimatum: clean up his act or kiss his multi-million dollar contract goodbye. To save his career, his meddling publicist says he'll have to convince everyone Bridget isn’t just his flavor of the week, but his girlfriend.

Being blackmailed into a fake relationship with Chad Gamble isn’t easy, especially when the sizzling physical attraction between them is undeniable. With a month to go on their arranged pretense, it's going to take every ounce of willpower they have not to fall into bed together...or in love.

I absolutely adore this series. It's just crazy awesome!!
Check out my reviews here:
Tempting the Best Man
Tempting the Player

I loved both books so much but Tempting the Player is definitely my favourite of the series so far. Chad is all kinds of HAWT and sweet all mixed together. I cannot wait to get my hands on Tempting the Bodyguard and read Chandler's story.

Now please give a warm welcome to the phenomenal Jennifer L Armentrout.


Hi Jennifer
Thanks for being here on K-Books today.
Hi!

You have like a million books coming out over the next few months. How excited are you about releasing them into the world?
Very excited. Sometimes it can be a little overwhelming trying to keep up with all of them, but I’m thrilled.

Your other series, Lux and Covenant are very paranormal, what made you decide to write a Contemporary series?
I like to switch genres. It keeps me interested in what I’m writing.

What genre do you prefer to write, paranormal or Contemporary?
Paranormal probably.

What genres do you prefer reading?
Depends on the mood. I’ve been on a big contemporary kick recently—New Adult Loved Losing It. Been trying to find something like that.

And finally what can we expect to see from you in the future?
More books. =)

Getting to Know You – Quick Fire Round

Hardcopy or E-Book
Depends on what I’m reading
Bookmark or Dog-Ear?
Bookmark
Book or Movie?
Usually a book
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate
Summer or Winter?
Fall
Ice-Cream or Cake?
Cake
Coffee or Tea?
Coffee
Nice guy or bad boy?
Somewhere in-between

Thank you so much for being here on K-Books with us today.
Thank you for having me. 

Isn't she all kinds of awesome? I just adore her.

What do you think of JLA? Have you read Tempting the Player yet? Leave me a comment and let me know.

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Monday, October 29

Blog Tour: Toxic by Jus Accardo


Hey Guys,
I am so so excited to be on the blog tour for the phenomenal second book in the Denezen series by the incredible Jus Accardo. I was lucky enough to receive the first one, Touch, for review last year and I have been obsessed with this series ever since. I absolutely love this series.

About Toxic:
Toxic (Denezen #2)
Jus Accardo

Published By: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: October 16, 2012
Genre: YA - Paranormal / Touch
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From Goodreads:
When a Six saved Kale's life the night of Sumrun, she warned there would be consequences. A trade-off. Something taken for the life they gained. But Dez never imagined she'd lose the one thing she'd give anything to keep... And as if it's not enough Dez finds her immunity to Kale fading, the Six brought in to help Kale learn to control his killer touch starts drooling on him the moment they meet. Worse than that? Jade can touch Kale. But bimbo Barbie is the least of Dez's problems.

After Dez and Kale got away at Sumrun, her father lost not only his most powerful weapon but an important piece of the Supremacy project. Forced by Denazen to remedy the situation, he poisons Dez and offers her a choice--surrender to Denazen for the cure...or die. Determined to find a solution that doesn't involve being bagged and tagged--or losing someone she loves--Dez keeps the poison a secret. But when a rash of Denazen attacks hit a little too close to home, Dez is convinced there's a traitor among them. Jade.

Sacrifices, broken promises, and secrets. Dez will have to lay it all on the line if there's any hope of proving Jade's guilt before they all end up Residents of Denazen. Or worse, dead...

Check Out My Review of Touch, Untouched and Toxic here.:-
Touch Review
Untouched Review
Toxic Review

Now please give a warm welcome to Jus Accardo who is joining us today for a This and That post...

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Hi Jus,
Thanks for being here on K-Books today and for having me on the blog tour for Toxic.
Thank you for having me here!
Food This or That
Sweet or Savory? Sweet
Pasta or Pizza? Pasta. All the way. Homemade, even :P
Chocolate or Cake? Chocolate cake
Ice-Cream or Cookies? Cookies. Chocolate chip.
Fries or Salad? Bah. To hell with bunny food. Pass me the potatoes!
Chips or Chocolate? Chocolate
Indian or Chinese? Chinese
Cooking or Take-Out? Cooking. Most of the time…
Thanks so much for joining us on K-Books today.
Thanks for letting me hang! :D
 About Jus:
JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. At the last minute, she realized her path lay with fiction, not food, and passed on the spot to pursue writing. Jus is the author of YA paranormal romance and urban fantasy fiction. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald. Her first book, Touch was released in November 2011 from Entangled Publishing. She is currently working on the next book in the Denazen series.
Give Jus a yell on Twitter, or visit her on Facebook, and her website
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It's Monday What Are You Reading? (#51)

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Currently Reading:


Beta Read: ReAwakened (Angel Creek #2) by Ada Adams
Black City (Black City #1) by Elizabeth Richards

Finished:



Losing It by Cora Carmack
Tempting the Player (Gamble Brothers #2) by J. Lynn
Beta Read: The Sun Dwellers (Dwellers #3) by David Estes
Beta Read: Eden-South (Eden #3) by Janelle Stalder

Up Next:


Conjure (The Hoodoo Apprentice #1) by Lea Nolan
All The Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen

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Sunday, October 28

Persephone

Persephone
Kaithlin Bevis

Publication Date: 6 July, 2012
Finish Date: 27 October, 2012
Format: e-book
Source: copy for review from author

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From Goodreads: There are worse things than death, worse people too

The “talk” was bad enough, but how many teens get told that they’re a goddess? When her mom tells her, Persephone is sure her mother has lost her mind. It isn’t until Boreas, the god of winter, tries to abduct her that she realizes her mother was telling the truth. Hades rescues her, and in order to safely bring Persephone to the Underworld he marks her as his bride. But Boreas will stop at nothing to get Persephone. Despite her growing feelings for Hades, Persephone wants to return to the living realm. Persephone must find a way to defeat Boreas and reclaim her life.

Normally I am not a big fan of mythology books, sometimes I do pick one up though. When I was asked to review this book I didn’t doubt a second, the blurb sounded interesting and I love the cover!

I don’t read many mythology books and I actually had to ask someone else to explain the myth about Persephone to me so I knew where the book would be about. Nevertheless I did really enjoy the story. It’s a mix between Persephone who is trying to live a normal live at first and then the mythology aspect as she learn who she really is. The story was predictable at times, but it also surprised me. I finished this book in one day, because I just wanted to know what was going to happen next.

I really liked Persephone as a main character, she reacted so believable! When she learned she was a goddess she actually freaked out and didn’t believe it at first. She reacts very believable throughout the whole story and I really liked her as a character. I also loved the romance with Hades and how we got to know all the characters from the Underworld. I do think that the side characters could’ve given some more attention as I had difficulties forming a good impression of their characters. There are also some side characters which are worked out really well, like Cassandra, Thetanos and Hades.

Because I don’t know that much of mythology I had a bit more difficulties getting to know this world than most people who do know a bit about mythology. However this book gives the reader enough explanation to still understand what’s going on even without knowledge about mythology. Some myths are even explained short and I liked how the author dealt with this. I would like to know more about the world because I love world building, but I really liked how the author dealt with the world building. We didn’t get one big information dump, but learn more about the world gradually as Persephone learns more.

To conclude: I really liked this book. The story is interesting and I really liked the characters. The world building is done very well and I am looking forward to seeing what will happen in the next book.

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Saturday, October 27

Blog Tour: Losing It by Cora Carmack


Hey Guys,
I'm so excited to be a part of the blog tour for the new New Adult Contemporary novel Losing It. I just want to say a massive thank you to Cora and the girls over as YA Sisterhood for letting me be a part of the blog tour.

For my stop today I'm going to share with you my review for Losing It.

Losing It
Cora Carmack

Publication Date: October 15, 2012
Date Read: October 26, 2012
Genre: New Adult - Contemporary Romance
Source: Review Copy
Format: E-Book
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From Goodreads:
Virginity.

Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible-- a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if if that weren't embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She'd left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.

I was lucky enough to be on of the blogger involved in the cover reveal for this book and I instantly wanted to read it. I am a huge fan of Contemporary Romance and I am loving the right in New Adult books so obviously I desperately wanted to read this book. I was so excited when I got an ARC to review for this blog tour. But I am also so ashamed to say I didn't actually start it until yesterday. (Yes I know I'm late, I have University and it's crazy busy). I am not sat kicking myself wondering why the hell I didn't start this sooner. I finished the book in 5.5 hours as I just couldn't put it down. It is amazing and now one of my favourite NA Contemporary books. It's just incredible.

Bliss has a secret. She is 22, about to graduate and still a virgin. After her best friend finds out she is shocked and determined to put it right. Her solution - go out, get drunk and have a one-night-stand. Bliss thinks it should be simple right? But then she freaks and leaves her drop-dead-gorgeous British should-be one-night-stand, Garrett naked in her bed before anything happens. She desperately hopes she never sees him again but life is not that simple. But then Garrett turns out to be her new theatre teacher. Can they both resist their feelings and attraction to each other when everything is forbidden between them? Or will their forbidden relationship only make them want each other even more?

I genuinely loved this book. I didn't really know what to expect as when I finally came around I couldn't really remember the blurb only that is sounded amazing and I couldn't wait to read it. Rather than reading the blurb again I decided to go into the book completely blind not knowing anything about it other than that is was New Adult and Contemporary. I am so glad that I did because I felt like the book was just that much unputdownable because of it. Right from the start Cora's writing style sucked me right in and I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen. I loved not knowing that Garrett was going to turn out to be her teacher as I was surprised when it happened. I was like *gasp* Oh dear... awkward and if I had re-read the blurb I wouldn't have had that reaction.

Bliss is such an awesome character. I love her. She's a control-freak and over-thinks everything. I can definitely associate with that. Being a psych graduate I totally over-think everything and analyse everything so I absolutely loved seeing that part of Bliss' character. I love that she is a strong character, no matter what happened and how much it upsets her she still moves on and does her best to stay strong. I really love that in book, I can't stand characters who just sit around and wait for guys to come and save them and I adored that this wasn't Bliss at all. However as much as she was strong you really see a vulnerable side to her. I loved everything about her and she is such a fantastic character. Garrett, OMG he is so amazing and I totally love him. I don't think I find the 'British accent' as hot as other would with me being from the UK but he is still crazy hot and I fell head-over-heels in love with him. Right from the start with him sat in that pub reading Shakespeare I was SOLD! He is hot, cute, sweet and just swoon-worthy. I love love love him.

I loved the main characters as you can see but I absolutely adored the secondary characters as well. Cade, Bliss' guy best friend is just incredible and so sweet and I just wanted to jump in the book and hug him. He broke my heart and I was in tears at parts all due to Cade's character. I love him and I desperately want a book about Cade. 

One thing I love about this book was that there was no instalove. Instalove I hate... Instalust now that I like and there was lots of instalust there. Right from the first chapter there are tons of sexual attraction and tension and the sexual tension continues right through the book and it's what makes the book to amazing. Even though technically it should be wrong, a teacher and a student should NOT be together you can't help but want them to be together because it is such an amazing love story and you just need them to work it out.

This book was easily a one-sitting read. I couldn't put it down and finished it in a couple of hours. I absolutely adored it and it is easily one of my favourite contemps of all time. It is right up there with Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry and I had the same feeling with both of them. The unputdownable this book is phenomenal feeling. Losing It is one book that is not to be missed. If you like contemporary this book is a must-read. It is filled with pulse-pounding sexual tension and heart-stopping romance. I absolutely loved it and it is one book that I can easily re-read again and again.

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Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Publication Date: October 26, 2010
Finish Date: October 26, 2012
Format: Paperback

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From Goodreads: “I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have written a love story that will have readers perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.
I was a bit in a book lul and had no idea what to read, because I was in the mood for a contemp book I picked this one up. It is a fast paced and mostly light read and it was really enjoyable. I liked the originality of the story. It is about a boy and a girl who swap stories and dares in a notebook that they pass to each other in new York, without actually encountering each other.

The story is original and fast paced, I kept wanting to keep on reading. It also is a funny book at times and I really enjoyed reading it. I thought it was a bit strange that at first Dash and Lily never encountered each other, but it was also really nice to see how they got to kow each other through the notebook. I did think it was strange that they enlist the help of many friends and family members, but not one of them ever slips and tells one of them much about the other. It was just a bit unbelieveable.

This book is told from two perspectives, from Dash and Lily's perspective. They are wirtten by different authors and this makes the book even beter, because dash and Lily are so different from each other and even have their own thoughts and voice. We really get to know who Dash and Lily are and I liked them both. Most side characters are used to fill up gaps, but still they felt like real persons and they had their own characteristics.

Sometimes when I wasn't reading I did realize how strange it was that they where able to pass the notebook to each other in a city as big as New York, but when you are reading it most of it sounds very logical and it doens't seem strange at all.

I really enjoyed this story, but it misses something for the 5 stars. I am not sure what, as it is a really enjoyable and nice book and I would certainly recommend it. It just lacks a bit depth at times and even though it's a good book, it isn't the kind of book that stays with you long after you finished it.

I liked the setting of the story as it takes place around Christmas and this is quite important in this book. Like Lily, I love christmas although I do also agree with Dash about many of his ideas about Christmas. I liked how prominently Christmas played a role in this book and I got in the mood for Christmas.

To conclude: overal this is a very enjoyable story, fast paced and a light read with an original plot. I liked reading how different Lily and Dash where written and I really liked them both.


A special thanks to Emma @Boekenzee for writing an awesome review of this book that made me decide I had to read this book and I immediately ordered it. 


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Friday, October 26

Cover Reveal: Sweet Peril (Sweet Trilogy #2) by Wendy Higgins

OMG! OMG! OMG!
There are no words to explain just how damn excited I am to be a part of the cover reveal for the second installment in the phenomenal Sweet Trilogy by the very awesome Wendy Higgins.

I read the first book Sweet Evil earlier this year and just fell head over heels in love with it. It is one of the most amazing, phenomenal, original books I have read and definitely a favourite of mine. One of the best books I have read this year... and I've read a lot this year. So being in the cover reveal is super exciting and I just want to say a massive thank you to Wendy for letting me be a part of the cover reveal. I *heart* ya.

So here you go the *swoon* *droooooooool* cover of the second installment of the series, Sweet Peril (formerly known as Sweet Hope)

Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy #2)
Wendy Higgins

Published By: Harper Teen
Publication Date: April 30, 2013
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Blurb:
Anna Whitt, daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a claim. She’d been naive about a lot of things. Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.


When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

Hoe beautiful is that cover?!?! It's just stunning. I love love love it. And EEEEPPP! How amazing does it sound?!?! I need this book soooooo bad.

Now because I am a total book cover whore... I just have to look at the amazing beauty all together.


*drooooooooooolllllllllll*
Oh. God. The. Beauty! Oh. God. The. Hotness!!!

This has to be a series that has THE BEST covers. They are just freaking gorgeous!!

Buy Sweet Evil:

Pre-Order Sweet Peril:
The Book Depository 

Book 3: Sweet Reckoning - slated for a spring/summer 2014 release.

Connect With Wendy Higgins:

Wendy Higgins was born in Alaska, grew up an Army brat, and lived all over the United States before settling in the Washington, DC area. She attended George Mason University for her undergrad degree in creative writing, and Radford University for her masters in curriculum and instruction. Wendy taught 9th and 12th grade English in a rural school before becoming a mother and author. She now lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, daughter, and son. Sweet Peril is her second novel.



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Cover Reveal: Blood Bound by Keshia Swaim

Hey Guys,
I'm so excited to be taking part in the cover reveal for new Spencer Hill Press Title Blood Bound.

Now this cover reveal is a little different than most... you see there are two covers... yes TWO and we need YOU! to help us decide which cover to put on the book.

So you wanna see the covers right?!?!?1
Of course you do.


Aren't both covers amazing? I love both of them.
They are both pretty damn awesome and now it's down to YOU which one we get on the actual book.

First some more Book Info:

Title: Blood Bound
Author: Keshia Swaim
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: September 10, 2013
Blurb:
Blood Bound
Starting college a year early is hard. Starting fae college and learning to protect the world from the Unseelie is harder.
Brielle Reed has always been an over-achiever, but this time she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Between her crash course in fae politics, struggles to control her new mind-reading ability, training sessions with the demanding Dr. Schwartz, and discoveries about the father who is still a mystery to her, Brielle finds herself longing for a chance at a normal life.
But she may not get that chance. Or chance at a life at all, for that matter.

Now we need you. To go, go, go vote for your favourite cover!
Voting will close in ONE week.


What do you think of these covers?
Leave me a comment and let me know

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Thursday, October 25

Double Review: Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5) and Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2)

Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5)
Tahereh Mafi

Published By: Harper
Publication Date: October 2, 2012
Genre: YA - Dystopia
Source: Bought
Format: E-Books
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From Goodreads:
Perfect for the fans of Shatter Me who are desperately awaiting the release of Unravel Me, this novella-length digital original will bridge the gap between these two novels from the perspective of the villain we all love to hate, Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

In Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as she’ll learn in Destroy Me, Warner is not that easy to get rid of. . .

Back at the base and recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her, bring her back, and dispose of Adam and Kenji, the two traitors who helped her escape. But when Warner’s father, The Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment, arrives to correct his son’s mistakes, it’s clear that he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner simply cannot allow.

Set after Shatter Me and before its forthcoming sequel, Unravel Me, Destroy Me is a novella told from the perspective of Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

I have so many mixed feelings about this book. I was rather skeptical to read it with it being from Warner's POV because in book one of the series Shatter Me, I absolutely hated him. However with me dying to get my hands on Unravel Me I just had to read it to get my fix of the Shatter Me world while waiting for the second installment of the series. So I gave it a go, and I am glad I read it but I just didn't like it as much as other people seem to unfortunately.

Picking up where Shatter Me left off Juliette and Adam have escaped from the clutches of The Reestablishment and Warner. But Warner will do everything in his power to get Juliette back. But when his father steps in with drastic measures Warner will do everything to find Juliette... now.

I have such mixed feelings about this novella. I am really glad that I read it and it ended up really changing my perception of Warner. I really like him as a character and find his really interesting to read about. Maybe because of my background in psychology and his being a very 'messed up' character. While reading Destroy Me I started to understand Warner a little more. However while most people started to like Warner during this novella... I didn't. I still hate him and cannot stand him after this. I understand his character a bit more and I find him an interesting character but even after seeing his side of things I still just don't like him. He is just a character I dislike and even understanding him a little more isn't making me like him.

I found this book kind of slow and considering it is only a short novella it took me around 3 days to read it because I was just kind of bored throughout it. I adore Tahereh and her writing style and my thoughts about this novella is nothing to do with her writing style. I truly believe that because it was from Warner's POV I found it extremely hard to get into and to like as much as Shatter Me. I am glad that I read it and it definitely is worth reading before Unravel Me but I was a little disappointed and found I didn't like it as much as Shatter Me. It did leave me dying to find out what was going to happen next in Unravel Me thought so it's a great filler while waiting for Unravel Me to be released.

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Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2)
Tahereh Mafi

Published By: Harper
Publication Date: February 5, 2013
Date Read: October 19, 2012
Genre: YA- Dystopia
Source: ARC
Format: Paperback
Pages: 465
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From Goodreads:
tick, tick, tick, tick, tick
it's almost
time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.
"We've been shattered and reconstructed, told to make an effort every single day to pretend we still function the way we're supposed to. But it's a lie, it's all a lie; every person, place, thing and idea is a lie."

Wow. Wow. Wow. There are no words to explain how amazing this book was. I never thought it could ever compare to the phenomenal start of this series, Shatter Me, but this was just as good and I loved every second of it just as I did with the first book of the series.

Adam and Juliette have escaped the clutches of the evil cooperation The Reestablishment. But things are just starting. Living in Omega Point is not as easy as Juliette thought. With the chance of being able to kill anyone in this sanctuary for people with powers, like her, Juliette withdraws and keeps to herself. But when unfortunate circumstance come to pull Juliette finds herself torn between her head and her heart. Will she be able to suit up and fight for the right thing or is she destined to always be at war with herself?

I was totally blown away by this book. It is just a phenomenal installment of the series and I really could not put it down. Tahereh's writing style is just incredible. She really captures you right from the start and draws you into this horrible dystopia world and you just have to know what is going to happen and you can't possibly stop reading until you do. One thing I absolutely loved about this book was that you really found out a lot more about the society and how things went bad and how they got to this point. I really loved finding out more about that as when I got to the end of Shatter Me I found myself wondering more about the world and the politics of the world and I loved to see that more in this book.

A lot of things I didn't really like started to happen in this book and although I hated the things that was happening I still adored the book and just couldn't help but still find the book unputdownable and I had to find out how it was all going to play out. Juliette is great in this book. I felt like she grew so much during this book. At the end of Shatter Me, beginning of Unravel Me she was still pretty timid and withdrawn into herself and I felt like she really turned into a kick-ass heroine in this one. She really grows and realises that she CAN make a difference in this world and she can be productive to a better cause. There were points in the book where I did not agree with what she was doing at all and I wanted to reach in the book and slap her or something but I feel like everything she went through is heavily important to her character. She really goes on a personal journey in this book and finds herself and I loved how much she grew and that she had to go through these things to realise what she's capable of and what she wants. I still love her and she is still one of my alltime favourite heroines.

Adam and Warner... the two boys of the book. Basically I love one of them and hate one of them and I don't think it's any surprise which is which. I fell in love with Adam in Shatter Me and I love him even more in Unravel Me. He is so cute and sweet and perfect and nobody else is perfect for Juliette. They are the perfect couple and I just adore their relationship. Adam has such a hard time in this book and many times I just wanted to jump in the book and give him a hug. I love him and I desperately hope things will work out for him in the next book.

Warner... Oh Warner... I so very much wanted to like you... but it just didn't happen. Hearing from other blogger friends of mine I truly thought I would fall in love with Warner in this book and I so wanted to like him but I got to the end and was like... Oh... well why is everyone in love with him? I feel sorry for him I do but he just irritates the life out of me. Yes I know he's had a bad upbringing and that that heavily impacts your life and I feel so bad for him, I do but I feel like so many things 'Warner Lovers' are blaming on his upbringing could easily have been avoided by him just making his own decision. So daddy doesn't approve well boo-f***ing-who. He still has free will and can make his own decisions. So his Father may have wanted him to kill someone so he did it? If Daddy asked him to jump off a cliff and kill himself would he? He can still choose and if his morals were so high and he was a good guy he wouldn't have killed people in the first place. I wanted to like him... I did but I just didn't and I still truly hate him. For me there is no competition in this so-called 'Love Triangle' it's a no-brainer guys... Team Adam all the way.

I absolutely adored this book and I love how Tahereh stuck with the strikeout thoughts throughout Unravel Me. It's not as much as the first one as it shows how much Juliette's mental state had improved but I loved that it was still in there. I adored this book and I cannot wait to read the next installment to find out what is going to happen next. I love this series and it is definitely one of my all time favourite dystopia series. I just adore this series, the storyline is phenomenal, the writing is phenomenal and that characters are incredible. I just love everything about this series. I was torn between giving Unravel Me 4 or 5 stars as I really didn't like some of the things that were happening. But the things that were happening really brought out these emotions in me and I loved the writing style so much I just had to give it 5. It's just amazing and I truly believe things will work out in the end. This is one of the best sequels I have ever read. Tahereh Mafi is a genius and I can't wait for book 3 in this unputdownable dystopia series.

"I'm not going anywhere. There won't ever be another person for me. You're the only one I've ever wanted and that's never, that's never going to change."

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