31 July 2013

Book Review: Hook's Pan (Kingdom #5) by Marie Hall

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Format: earc
Publishers: Indie
Published: 25th April 2013
Pages: 175
Genre: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Main Characters: James Hook, Trishelle
Date Read: 12th July - 20th Julye 2013
Rating Given:
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Blurb from Goodreads:

Trishelle Page has known pain in her life, but instead of it making her weak, she's stronger. Confident. That is until the day a fairy kidnaps her during her staring role in Peter Pan's play and tells her not only do fairy tales exist, but that she's the soulmate of the pirate they call Hook, making her question everything she ever thought she knew.

Captain James Hook is a man at the end of his rope. He's not the villainous bastard tales have made him out to be. So when the curvaceous blonde drops, literally, at his feet he aims to prove it to her. If only to get her into his bed.

What neither one knows is that fate and magic are conspiring and they can deny the attraction all they want but the end is already written, it's just a matter of getting there.

I had read the first one in the Kingdom series earlier this year which I enjoyed so when this book was on netgalley I jumped at the chance to review it and I am so glad I was accepted as it's one of my favourite books I have read this year!

I do love the guy on the cover he seems to be who I picture as Hook. I also love the colours as it makes it look dangerous which is very fitting for the book. I also love that it ties in with the rest of the series covers.

When I was thinking about starting this book I wasn't sure I was going to understand what was going on as I have only read the first book, but it doesn't matter as its more like a standalone. As soon as I started the book I fell in with it. Everything about this book had me enthralled and I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next. The romance side of the story was very believable which had me rooting for them. It was so sweet to watch. But it wasn't all lightness as you can imagine with Hook. There was Times that nearly had me in tears it was such a rollercoaster ride of emotions. I thought this was the last book, which for a time it was but thankfully there is more books in this series which I for one can't wait to get my hands on but first I need to get books 2, 3 and 4! Even though Marie Hall has ruined Peter Pan for me I don't mind one bit and it just goes to show there's always two sides to a story.

The characters I adored especially Hook, who would have thought the bad guy in the Peter Pan films was so sweet. Even though he was sweet he did have a bit of a temper but I loved him for it. Trishelle had a lot to deal with at the beginning of the story and it was nice to how she dealt with her issues throughout the book. I loved the camaraderie between the two characters it was so funny. Peter Pan also made an appearance and after reading about him I will never see him in the same light. Also characters from the previous series also have a little appearance.

Overall this was such a brilliant book and I can't wait to read more from Marie Hall. I highly recommend this series to anyone who it thinking about starting the series.

28 July 2013

Showcase Sunday #52

Showcase Sunday is a new weekly Meme that I am taking part of. This weekly meme is hosted by Vicky over at Book, Biscuits and Tea and for more info click on the SS image which will take you straight to the blog. Click images to take you to Goodreads.
Yup this week I bought myself a shiny new Kindle Fire HD which I am loving already!
Kindle Books Bought
It was only 77p!
Kindle Free Books
Kindle Books for Review
 There was a few more for review but the stupid Blogger wasn't working!

24 July 2013

The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass

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Format: Paperback
Publishers: Harper Collins
Published: 7th June 2012
Pages: 327
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Main Characters: America, Maxon
Date Read: 25th May - 30th June 2013
Rating Given:
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Blurb from Goodreads

In a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels the Selection is the chance of a lifetime: to compete for gorgeous Prince Maxon's hear. But for America Singer it means turning her back on her secret love, and leaving home for a prize she doesn't want.

Then America meets Maxon and all her plans start to crumble. Can he life she's always dreamed of compare to a future she never imagined?

I had this book for such a long time before deciding to reading it but for the most part I wish I had put it off even longer as for a long time I couldn't get into it.

I love the cover and it is one of my favourites I just wish the story was as good as the cover.

It took me quite some time to get through this book which surprised me as I thought I was going to really enjoy it as it had all the ingredient's to be an epic read. Although I didn't love as I thought I would there was times when it picked up and those moments I really enjoyed. The romance side of the story I kind of liked in parts as sometimes it was so sweet then other times I just didn't believe it. The ending did leave me wanting more so I will be reading the next book I just hope it's better than this book.

Like the story the characters I had a love hate relationship. America seemed ok to start with as she had her own ideas and didn't care what everybody else thought, but then she started to act like everyone else so she didn't stand out. Aspen again I liked to start with but then I went off him. Maxon was the only one I liked pretty much throughout the book although there was moments when he annoyed me but I guess I knew where he was coming from.

Overall there was times when it was an ok book but there was times when I really didn't want to continue with the book.

21 July 2013

Showcase Sunday #51

Showcase Sunday is a new weekly Meme that I am taking part of. This weekly meme is hosted by Vicky over at Book, Biscuits and Tea and for more info click on the SS image which will take you straight to the blog. Click images to take you to Goodreads.
Physical Books
Gifted Kindle Book
Thanks to Vonnie over at Vonnie's Reading Corner for my RAK
Kindle Books Bought
Free Kindle Books
Review Kindle Books

17 July 2013

Book Review: Stay by Jennifer Silverwood

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: SilverWood Sketches
Published: 13th February 2013
Pages: 232
Genre: Paranormal Romance, New Adult,
Main Characters: Rona
Date Read: 1st July - 13th July 2013
Rating Given:
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Blurb from Goodreads:

Sometimes, love isn’t as magical as people expect it to be…

Rona believes love is nothing more than a myth, a tale for little girls. As the oldest daughter, she knows duty and family honor as well as the difference between salt and cinnamon.

Until the immortal ruler of the seas appears from thin air and she is swept into a dark and dangerous affair. What was formerly myth soon becomes part of the everyday. And Rona believes when Seid tells her they will be together forever.

But forever is a long time and after she betrays him, what was supposed to be an eternity in paradise becomes an eternity in hell. Now she is cursed, unable to feel human emotions except through the couples she is led to save.

Two thousand years is an awfully long time to live alone. And the business of love saving isn’t what it used to be. By the twenty-first century, love has become an illusion as grandiose as magic and Rona’s ready to give up. Until the night she is seen by a human. Deep in the underbelly of the city that never sleeps, she recognizes him instantly. He may dress differently and have gained a few new scars, but she would recognize the face of her former lover in any lifetime.

Trouble is, he seems to have no memory of her and he and his ex-girlfriend are the ones whose true love she’s meant to save.
But when he starts to fall for her, she is forced to learn what it means to be human all over again.

Past and present come full circle in this tale of love, forgiveness and woe.

I received this book as a part of the Read It Review It over on Goodreads. It had taken a lot longer to get to this book than I wanted but now I'm glad that I did put it off because I wasn't a fan.

I really like the cover with all the colours and it does tie into the actual story which I always love. I do think that the title of the book should have been white so that it would stand out a bit more.

As soon as I started this book I knew I was going to have trouble getting into it. It was far too confusing as I just didn't understand what was going on and at times it contradicted itself. There was times when I thought that it was going to get better but it never lasted. I liked the Paranormal side of the story and I wish it was in it more. The romance in the story just didn't work for me as it wasn't believable.

There was times when I liked and hated the characters. Rona seemed ok to start with but with a few issues which I understood where she was coming from but other times I just wanted to smack her as she was annoying and never seemed to know what she wanted. Cain I actually liked at the beginning but then at the end I just didn't like him.

Overall I really didn't like it as it just didn't seem to flow well but there was times when it was ok.

16 July 2013

Official Trailer Reveal - Frigid by J Lynn

So when I received an email asking if I wanted to take part in the Official Frigid Trailer Reveal of course I jumped at the chance.


The Blurb

For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn’t anything new. They’d been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the ‘man’ in man-whore. He’s never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn’t want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.

Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she’s perfect and she’s everything. But the feelings he has for her, he’s always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have.

But when they’re stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor’easter, there’s nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.

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# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

So without further ado here it is...

15 July 2013

Cover Reveal: Diamond Sky (Love Lines #3) by Diana Nixon - Gift Edition

I was sent the email about the cover reveal of the third book in the Love Lines series (which I have read the first one and loved and I have the others to read) and seeing as I have loved the covers I obviously had to do a cover reveal post for it.
I do like this cover especially the colours used but I have to admit I prefer the other version but out of all the gift editions this one is my favourite.
So without further ado here it is...
Diamond Sky
A new page of the Love Lines story that will reveal new secrets and mysteries buried in the walls of Dever. Eileen, Christian and Evan need to find an old spell to protect themselves and those they love from being killed. There is only one problem – no one knows where the spell is hidden….
A mysterious student comes to Dever. A boy whose eyes are always watching. Who is he? What secrets are hidden behind his smiles? Is he a friend or an enemy?...
When they thought they knew everything about the super powers they possessed, they could have never imagined that in reality they didn’t know a thing. The wind can turn into the worst hurricane they have ever seen. The water can destroy everything. The earth can swallow them alive. And the fire can burn them to ashes….
The illusions - the only thing they tried to run away from, will come back to ruin the world they live in, taking away everything they ever cherished and loved.
When you think you are so close to getting what you want, think twice about your every step. Because what you think is the right thing to do may take away your life…

14 July 2013

Showcase Sunday #50

Showcase Sunday is a new weekly Meme that I am taking part of. This weekly meme is hosted by Vicky over at Book, Biscuits and Tea and for more info click on the SS image which will take you straight to the blog. Click images to take you to Goodreads.
Physical Books
Kindle Books Bought 

Crash and Sometimes Never I bought with a $10 GC that I won, I also pre-ordered a book too but that will be on next weeks hopefully.
Kindle Book Won
Free Kindle Books