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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Review: Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

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Faefever (Fever, #3)
Karen Marie Moning
Released September, 2008
by Random House Publishing Group

He calls me his Queen of the Night. I’d die for him. I’d kill for him, too.

When MacKayla Lane receives a torn page from her dead sister’s journal, she is stunned by Alina’s desperate words. And now MacKayla knows that her sister’s killer is close. But evil is closer. And suddenly the sidhe-seer is on the hunt; For answers. For revenge. And for an ancient book of dark magic so evil, it corrupts anyone who touches it.

Mac’s quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into the mean, shape-shifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V’lane, an insatiable Fae prince of lethally erotic tastes, and Jericho Barrons, a man of primal desires and untold secrets, Mac is soon locked in a battle for her body, mind, and soul.

As All Hallows’ Eve approaches and the city descends into chaos, as a shocking truth about the Dark Book is uncovered, not even Mac can prevent a deadly race of immortals from shattering the walls between worlds-with devastating consequences…

This was one hell of a ride! This series does have a rough start in the first book but I am now 100% addicted and in love with it!

I’m beginning to really adore Mac. She’s grown into this very strong woman who can be badass when she wants. She’s starting to really question Barrons and stops allowing him to push her around – as much. Plus I love her MacHalo invention, especially the fact that it’s hot pink! ūüėÄ But it was well thought out, you gotta give her that.

Barrons is pretty much the same. The enigma. I have a million theories about him, but the one I’m sticking with is that he’s the Unseelie king. If he’s not, though, I think it’s who he’s keeping under his garage. Dunno, I’ll see in the last book, so I’m told. The anticipation and mystery behind Barrons are actually very fun to analyse. I do think – or hope – that he’s not a villain.

V’lain is probably my favourite of all the male characters (I do love Barrons but we know nothing about him, so at this moment V’lain is much more interesting). He gives her Mexico and massages! *Swoon*

So far this book is the one with the most action and plot in the series. Halloween is just around the corner and that’s the day that the walls are either coming down, or getting put back up. It’s really gloomy, especially the last half. And it ends in a huge cliffhanger. So I’m very happy that I hooked myself up with the whole series before even starting it.

Probably what I enjoy most about this series is that they’re not anticlimactic. The peak doesn’t just fizzle out. It’s exciting and full of suspense. I often don’t enjoy cliffhangers because usually it just feels as if the book is missing the last chapter, it wasn’t the case with Faefever. The cliffhanger makes sense and it feels like the end of this chapter in Mac’s life. A whole new story is going to develop out of this. So yeah… I loved the ending. I had no idea what she was going to run into, but I had an idea Who she was going to see. He did warn her!

Teehee *happy dance*- so excited for the next book!!

5 Hot Espressos
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Fresh Batch (Oct 16th-22nd)

Posted by on 10/15/2011 • 9 Comments

This week’s hot releases

Fresh Batch features some of the hottest releases this upcoming week. The books to feature are exclusively chosen by Giselle.

Flavour of the week:                       On The Fringe      Courtney King Walker

Claire is struggling to overcome the murder of her childhood friend and secret crush, Daniel. Everyone else seems to be moving on with their lives, but she’s still trying to cope. The fact that she finds herself alone and drowning on her 16th birthday isn’t helping.

Neither is thinking she sees Daniel’s face in murky water as she mysteriously resurfaces. But something happened during those four and a half minutes that will make her realize it was not just her imagination.

As Claire…

Review: Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

Posted by on 10/14/2011 • 31 Comments

Dearly, DepartedLia HabelRelease date: October 18thby Random House Publishing GroupFormat: Ebook

Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid‚Äôs arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead‚ÄĒor rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie?

The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria‚ÄĒa high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country‚Äôs political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune and now plans to marry her niece…

Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Posted by on 10/13/2011 • 7 Comments

City of Ashes(The Mortal Instruments, #2)Cassandra ClarePublished March 25th, 2008by Simon & Schuster

A murderer is loose in New York City …

… and the victims are Downworlder children. Clary Fray and her fellow Shadowhunters have a strong suspicion that Valentine, Clary’s father, may be behind the killings. But if he is the murderer, then what’s his true motive? To make matters worse, the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, has been stolen, and the mysterious Inquisitor has arrived to investigate, with his eyes vigilantly targeted on Clary’s brother, Jace.

Clary will need to face some terrifying demons and even more terrifying family decisions. No one said that the life of a Shadowhunter would be easy.

City of Ashes is the sequel to City of Bones. It’s…

WoW (5)

Posted by on 10/12/2011 • 57 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at¬†Breaking the Spine¬†and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.¬† With October upon us, my WoWs this month will feature books that would be perfect for a Halloween read. My pick this week:

                                    The Vanishing Game                                     Kate Kay Myers

                                    Release date: February 14th, 2012

Jocelyn’s twin brother Jack was the only family she had growing up in a world of foster homes-and now he’s dead, and she has nothing. Then she gets a cryptic letter from “Jason December”-the code name her brother used to use when they were children at Seale House, a terrifying foster home that they believed had dark powers. Only one other person knows about Jason December: Noah,…

Dusty Reads (3)

Posted by on 10/11/2011 • 17 Comments

Dusty Reads is a weekly post, hosted here by Giselle, featuring a book that has been sitting unread on my home shelf for some time. To participate, add your link at the bottom. If you wish you can grab the button and find more information here.

My pick this week: Inside Out Maria V. Snyder

Keep Your Head Down.Don’t Get Noticed.Or Else.

I’m Trella. I’m a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I’ve got one friend, do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? The only neck at risk is my own‚Ķuntil I accidentally start a rebellion and become the go-to girl to…

Review: Ashfall by Mike Mullin

Posted by on 10/10/2011 • 17 Comments

Ashfall Mike Mullin Published September 27th, 2011 by Tanglewood Press Format: Ebook

Under the bubbling hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone National Park is a supervolcano. Most people don’t know it’s there. The caldera is so large that it can only be seen from a plane or satellite. It just could be overdue for an eruption, which would change the landscape and climate of our planet.

Ashfall is the story of Alex, a teenage boy left alone for the weekend while his parents visit relatives. When the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts unexpectedly, Alex is determined to reach his parents. He must travel over a hundred miles in a landscape transformed by a foot of ash and the destruction of every modern convenience that he has ever known, and through a new…

In My Mailbox (4)

Posted by on 10/09/2011 • 129 Comments

“In My Mailbox” is a meme, created by Kristi at The Story Siren, that features books I’ve received/purchased/borrowed during the current week. Hi guys! Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! We’re having our turkey dinner tomorrow and I can’t wait to eat some stuffing. It’s one of my favorite foods ever and I only get to eat it a couple times a year. Anyways, enough of my dull eating habits, here’s my mailbox. I have received for review (click for Goodreads synopsis):

¬† ¬† ¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† I have bought: 1- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 2- The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson 3. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan I want to thank P.T Michelle, Marta Acosta, Amy Lunderman, St.Martin’s…