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From the Review Pile hosted by Stepping out the Page

 

 

                                                                                                          From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday.
The aim of this meme is to showcase books that you’ve received for review (or any book that you own and really want to read/review) but haven’t yet got around to reading, in order to give the book some extra publicity.

 

This is a book that I have a a little while, but haven’t had time to read yet.

Bewitching by Alex Flinn

Brief Description:    Once, I put a curse on a beastly and arrogant high school boy. That one turned out all right. Others didn’t.

I go to a new school now—one where no one knows that I should have graduated long ago. I’m not still here because I’m stupid; I just don’t age.

You see, I’m immortal. And I pretty much know everything after hundreds of years—except for when to take my powers and butt out.

I want to help, but things just go awry in ways I could never predict. Like when I tried to free some children from a gingerbread house and ended up being hanged. After I came back from the dead (immortal, remember?), I tried to play matchmaker for a French prince and ended up banished from France forever. And that little mermaid I found in the Titanic lifeboat? I don’t even want to think about it.

Now a girl named Emma needs me. I probably shouldn’t get involved, but her gorgeous stepsister is conniving to the core. I think I have just the thing to fix that girl—and it isn’t an enchanted pumpkin. Although you never know what will happen when I start . . . bewitching.

This sound really great. Hopefully I can get to it soon.

What are you Waiting on this week?

I am looking forward to starting The Immortal Rule (Blood Of Eden #1) by Julie Kagawa

Published April 24th 2012 by Harlequin Teen

Brief Description:

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die… or become one of the monsters. Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad. Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike. But it isn’t easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.

 

I can not wait to read this. It should be here today…Happy Wednesday!!!!

Review: The Taker by Alma Katsu

This book is about a love that transcends time. It centers around Lanny and her account of her life and love. Lanny meets Luke, a doctor who works the midnight shift at the hospital. Luke is entranced by Lanny almost instantly even though she is a suspect in the murder of her lover Jonathon . Lanny leads Luke the history of her love with Jonathon. He’s kind of what we would call a bad boy now. (He enjoys the ladies) Her and Jonathon have know each other since they were small children, but their love affair is one sided.  Which of course leads to heart ache. She soon meets Adair and he gives her a great gift, but it is at a great cost.  She endures treacherous things at Adairs hands, both physical and sexual. But somehow she is still what seems to be attracted to him.  Luke is drawn so deeply into Lannys story he gives up a lot to travel and help her escape. While Lanny and Jonathon end up together much later in time, her love for him isn’t enough to save him from his heart ache. While I enjoyed the first part of this, the second half seemed really rushed.  There are still so many secret to be uncovered about Adairs immortality which I thought was a pretty good twist to the story and what happens with Luke and Lanny. So with questions left unanswered, I will certainly have to read the The Reckoning to see where the story goes from here. This is a dark fantasy, with romance, heart break with a twist of magic. All in all it was a pretty go book.

Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

This is the sequel to Unearthly of which I absolutely loved. Clara  went through so much to get ready for what she thought was her purpose. The fire where she chose to save Tucker. She believes that she has failed to fulfill her purpose and is trying to move on. In this book, Clara struggles with her feelings for Tucker and what she believes to be possibly her destiny with Christian. He is a Dimidius just like her. Sanjeeza who she met during the fire is back and still completely obsessed with her mother. While he still hasn’t recovered from the injuries that doesn’t stop him. She learns the truth about the fire and how it started, and suffers a terrible loss of someone she loves. Her father comes to help her through the loss and helps her figure out who she really is. She also learns that fire is just the beginning of what is going to be a long battle. Clara has the strength of someone many years older. She is a strong and very determined young girl, while dealing with normal teenage things. First loves, hardships of friendship and family. This a  gorgeous sequel to Unearthly. It’s captivating, beautifully written, and heart wrenching. You will need tissue. Lots. This is and absolute must read.

Review: Intangible by J Meyers

This is a fast paced, enchanting and supernatural read. Sera and Luke are 17 year old twins. But not just any twins, they have an amazing secret. Luke has visions of the future and Sera can heal people. Luke has a vision of Sera’s death and desperately tried to find a way to stop it. Sera and Luke keep their secret from everyone, but it costs them a lot. They don’t have very many close friends, except Fey and Quinn. Soon Sera is drawn to a new stranger that has popped up. Mark. He isn’t exactly who she thinks he is, but all the same she falls for him. The chemistry between Marc and Sera is great, but she fights not let him get very close. Along the way she meets Jonas and he tells her that he is a vampire. She of course doesn’t believe him. But something about him fascinates her. Her and Luke soon figure out that not only is Jonas a vampire but people close to them have special abilities and their is more to their powers as well. There is a secret to their existence which is a great twist in the story.  They also learn that are more than vampires and their is a whole other world they never would have dreamed existing. The characters Sera and Luke, are both witty and sarcastic and constantly pick on each other. Definitely siblings. Intangible is a fast read because the story just draws you in. You can’t help but love Luke and Sera. Fey and Quinn are a great asset the the story as well, they certainly play their part. The ending leave a definite opening for more to come. I hope their is another book so the story continues. I want to see what happen with Marc and certainly Jonas. I would definitely recommend reading it.

Review: Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

Born Wicked is the first book in The Cahill Witch Chronicles. It’s about three beautiful sisters who are very eccentric, young  women. And they have a secret. Cate promised her Mother before she died, that she would always care for her younger sisters. This is the 1870s so she is of age to marry, and she has to choose to either join the Sisterhood or marry. She is drawn to Finn (the gardener) who is certainly not who people think she is suppose to be with.  But while reading her mother diary she learns of a secret that could destroy her and her sisters. Witchery is illegal so Cate searches for a way to stop this from happening. This book is enchanting, and somewhat addictive. These sisters have a bond that is amazing, but not just because they are sister, but because they witches as well and want to keep each other safe. This binds them even more and very important to this story. The way the story is written there is a slow build up for exciting things to happen, which just make you not want to put the book down till you find out what happens next. And there are so many things happens, you can’ t help but to want and help Cate. Especially with Brotherhood. It’s a great story with witches, magic and forbidden romance. Now I just have to wait the for Star Cursed to come, so I can find out what happens with Cate, Maura, Tess and especially Finn.

Review: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

This is sequel to Delirium. It leave off right where it left off. Lena has made it to the Wilds.  But she is devastated at the loss of Alex. She is rescued by Raven and the group of people she lives with. Once she is stronger, she is sent to gather information on the DFA (Deliria-Free America). During a rally she is kidnapped along with Julian Fineman the son of the founder. They’ve escape and are trying to find safety. There is a lot of things happening and  Julian begins to realize the the “perfect” world he grew up in, isn’t so perfect. They slowly fall for each other. This book goes back forth between Now and Then. Which  I like because it shows how hard she fights and struggle to pull through not only the loss of Alex, but all that happens in the Wilds. She fights becoming stronger outside the walls of the Pures. Julian is a smart, cute, young man that isn’t sure of who he is or what he wants. I was really upset when Lena didn’t end up with Alex. I guess Julian will make a pretty good stand in. They both need each other. The ending is WOW. That is all I can say. Lauren Oliver keeps you interested from start to finish. It is a perfect sequel to Delirium, with heroism, heartache, a developing  forbidden romance. Can’t wait for the next installment, with Requiem coming out in 2013.

Review: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

This book is about Ismae, a 17 year old girl is sold off by her father to a man to be married. The man is abusive and she held prisoner when he learns of her lineage. She has help to escape and is taken to a St Mortains convent, but this is not just any convent. While here, she learns to serve a handmaid to Death. She is trained in weaponry, poison and seduction. Ismae is sent out on a mission with Duval to the High court of Brittany to act as his mistress to carry out Mortains biddings . She does’t like, nor trust Duval. Her time at the High court is spent discovering plots of treason against the Duches Anne, and learns to get along with Duval as well. Ismae is a very strong young woman who learns to listen to heart, even if it is not what the convent teaches.  Duval might come across as a strong man whose duty will come before anything else, but he does have a different side that you just can’t help but like. The plot of this book is intriguing, with historical fantasy, magic, secrecy and some romance. This is a definitely new breed of heroine. One you’ll root for to the end. I mean assassin nuns, handmaids to Death, what more could you want in a book. It is elegantly written, and wonderfully compelling. A great start to a new series. So far one of my favorite books this year.

Happy Release Day

There are so many new books out today from really great authors.. Here are just a few.  Can’t wait to read them all.