Thursday, August 1, 2013

Immortals by Ednah Walters

Immortals (Runes #2) 



Title: Immortals (Runes 2)
 Author: Ednah Walters
  Published: August 5, 2013
 self-published
Format: e-book
 Source: for review











 


*May contain spoilers from first book.
 
Raine knew that making a deal with Norns was not a good idea, but apparently the consequence was the Norns wiping Torin’s memory. Raine tries to make him remember her, but he swears that he doesn’t know what she is talking about. Torin is back to his cocky self that often infuriates Raine, and she still has to decide if she wants to become a Valkyrie.
 
Raine’s mother warns her that she shouldn’t push Torin to remember, but Raine doesn’t know what to do. She still has to face the Norns and try to figure how much truth is in what they tell her. Eirik and Cora are still by her side, and she knows that both have feelings for each, but are being stubborn about it. It strains her relationship with them both a little bit, but Eirik starts to act a little strange.
 
The Norns warn her that she has to save Eirik by becoming a Norn. She knows that they are trouble makers, but when her friend is in danger, it makes her question truth from lies.
Will Raine be able to make Torin remember her in enough time to save Eirik?
 
I couldn’t believe the ending of the first book, and was excited to read the sequel. I was so upset that Torin lost his memory and hated that he reverted back to his cockiness that he started out with in the first book. There were times I thought it was a little bit funny, but I did feel bad for Raine. I do like them together and Torin has grown on me some. But, I found myself liking the mythology more than the romance, which is usually not the case for me because I usually only read books if it has romantic aspects in it. But, then again, I’ve always loved mythology.
 
I still really like Eirik and am glad that he made a lot more appearances.
I can’t wait to see what is in store for him in the next book. I still wish he could have been with Raine. Just once, I would like the girl to be with the childhood friend. Oh well, I digress.
 
I absolutely loved that more mythology is included and enjoyed Mrs. Walters take on Norse mythology. I can’t wait to see how it plays out even more in the next book.


 
 
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Once Upon a Read-a-thon Mini challenge for Day 1

 
Cover2Cover's mini-challenge are these three questions
 
 

1. Which book you are most excited to read in the coming year? It can be already released or coming soon.


I'm looking forward to reading Awaken by Meg Cabot. Hades and Persephone is my favorite myth.  I loved the first book.  I still need to read the second, but I do have that one.




2. Which book would you re-read if you had the time and weren't so busy reading ALL of the other good things?
 
I probably would re-read Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck.  That book is so awesome, but it's a pretty hefty read.  Heck, the whole series is.
 
3. and lastly, If you could meet any fictional character who would it be and why?
 
Man, I'm not really sure about this one, but I guess I would go with Reth from Paranormalcy by Kierstin White.  I absolutely loved him in the first book.  I still need to read the other two books.
 
I'm so far behind reading.

Read-a-thon updates







I signed up for  Summer Lovin' Read-a-thon and Once Upon a Read-a-thon.

I wanted to read 4 books for both read-a-thons but only read 2 for the first one.  I could have sworn that I read two books of my list, but I just now realized I didn't finish a single one on my list,

Cool Beans by Erynn Mangum
Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker by Rachel Renee Russell



Right now, I am reading Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck  and am really enjoying it so far.

I'm not for sure if I can get 4 read.  I should have been able to for both read-a-thons, but I recently bought Harvest Moon: A New Beginning for 3DS and have been pretty much playing nonstop.  Also, I went to the doctor yesterday and today.  Once for me and another for a family member.  I swear every time I sign up for a read-a-thon I feel bad or have something wrong. 


Here is my first list of books I was/am choosing from

Emmalee (The Jane Austen Diaries #4) by Jenni James
Tempest Unleashed by Tracy Deebs
Doomed by Tracy Deebs
Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck
Anna by Julia Crane
The Boy Recession by Flynn Meaney
Soulbound (Legacy of Tril #1) by Heather Brewer
The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by Lauren Kate
Passion (Desire #3) by Kailin Gow
Kamisama Kiss Volume 1 by Julietta Suzuki
Unremembered by Jessica Brody

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Stacking the Shelves 19




Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. This is where we share what books and e-books that we've bought, won, borrowed, got for review, etc. Links and pictures go to Good Reads.
 
These are from the past two weeks.
 
 
Bought
 
 
 
Cryptic Cravings (Vampire Kisses, #8)
 
 
Broken Illusions (Midnight Dragonfly, #2)
 
 
Blurred (Kissed by Death, #2)
 
Traded:
 
 
Dangerous Boy
 
 
Immortal Hearts (Vampire Kisses, #9)
 
 
Nevermore (Nevermore, #1)
 
 
What did you stack your shelves with this week?
 
 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach

Wake Unto Me 


Title: Wake Unto Me
 Author: Lisa Cach
  Published: March 31, 2011
Publisher: Speak
Format: paperback
 Source: owned













Caitlyn Monahan is different than her peers. Ever since she started to dress goth, she’s been called Moan-n-Groan. She doesn’t feel like she belongs. Her mom died when she was 4, and apparently predicted her own death.
Caitlyn has nightmares often and call them Screechers. She tries to talk to her dad about them, but he doesn’t understand. A while back, she applied to the Fortune School.

She’s excited when she finds out she’s accepted, and gets a full-ride.
Before she leaves for Paris, she has a dream of her mother where she tells her she’ll find her love in Paris. There is a mysterious group, the Sisterhood of Fortune, that is the main reason that Caitlyn has the opportunity to attend, but are there plans for her sinister?

There were times I struggled to keep reading through it, but I ended up liking this quite a bit. I love how this book ended. I didn’t like Raphael a lot at first, but I grew to like him. I definitely wish he was more in the novel, but I did like that he appeared in a different time

I thought the beginning of the story was a little rushed. I would have loved to learn more about the people at her school. I also didn’t like how her friends were when they found out she was going to school in France. They’ve been friends for a while, and just all of the sudden stop hanging out or really talking just because she’s going to France?

That really irked me. I thought the girls at the Fortune School were okay for the most part. I liked Naomi the best out of all of them. Eventually, some of the girls I couldn’t stand eventually didn’t bug me as much.

I’m not sure if there’s going to be a next book or not, but the way it ends just leaves me with more questions. I definitely would pick up the sequel if there ever is one.


 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Trust Me (First Kisses #1) by Rachel Hawthorne


Trust Me (First Kisses, #1)




Title: Trust Me
 Author: Rachel Hawthorne
 First Kisses #1
Published: January 1, 2007
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Format: paperback
Source: own









Jessica Kane is excited to be a counselor at Camp Lone Star. She’ll get to have authority and hopefully snag herself a male counselor. She thinks everything is going to be great until she sees Sean Reed. Jessica can’t stand him ever since he cheated in the capture the flag competition that the camp has every year and her team had always won until then. She’s gets even madder when she finds out that he’s her trust partner.
They are constantly fighting and getting punishment because they don’t trust each other. It’s mostly only Jessica that has the problem. There comes a time when Jessica needs to rely on Sean but can she get over the past and finally trust Sean when she needs to most.


This book is a fluffy read, but I really liked it anyway. For the most part it is predictable, but I was somewhat surprised at what really happened about the capture the flag competition. I liked seeing the interaction between Jess and Sean and seeing how Jess started to trust Sean more. I definitely will be reading the rest of the series. Series like this always give me a little pick me up.  On a side note, I absolutely love this cover.  It's just too cute!


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Hidden Wings by Cameo Renae

Hidden Wings (Hidden Wings, #1)  




Title: Hidden Wings
 Author: Cameo Renae
 Hidden Wings #1
Published: January 13, 2013
Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
Format: e-book
Source: own


The story starts with Emma waking up in the hospital to find out that she lost her parents in a car crash that she had survived. She is also informed that her mom’s half-sister, Elaine, a relative that Emma had no idea existed, is going to become her legal guardian and she is going to move from California to Alaska.

Emma doesn’t know what to think about Elaine because she is too distraught about her parents. Her two best friends pack suitcases for Emma and bring them to the hospital. Elaine sends someone to pick Emma up, a guy, Kade, that seems to be around the same age as Emma. When she touches him, he immediately causes her to feel tingly and shocks throughout her. She eventually learns that she causes him the same reaction. On the way to Alaska, Emma is attacked by what she learns to be a Darkling.

She also learns a few things about herself and her parents once she is in Alaska. Apparently, some things are after her and wants her dead especially before she turns eighteen. Living in Alaska, might not be as mundane as Emma thinks it will be. Unfortunately, it could cost her life.

I saw pretty great reviews for this book, so I was really stoked when the price of this went down and immediately purchased it. The beginning of this was really slow for me. It was still readable, but I just think I had too high of expectations before I started reading it.

Some people may not like this, but the story itself only takes place over a few days. Personally, I liked that it only spanned a few days and was fast-paced with the description. It did take me a while before I got into it, but I really enjoyed it. It has just enough action not to push me over the edge.

I really can’t wait to see wait develops between Kade and Emma. In a way, I’m glad that Cameo didn’t rush it between them, but another part of me just wanted them to go ahead and kiss. Kade isn’t my favorite among the male guardians, but I still am interested to see what happens between them.