Showing posts from March, 2014

Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: Blood of Eden #3
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Horror
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Expected Publication: April 15, 2014



Allison Sekemoto once struggled with the question: human or monster?

With the death of her love, Zeke, she has her answer.


Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But the trail is bloody and long, and Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions—her creator, Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal. The trail is leading straight to the one place they must protect at any cost—the last vampire-free zone on Earth, Eden. And Sarren has one final, brutal shock in store for Allie.

In a ruined world where no life is sacred and former allies can turn on you in one heartbeat, Allie will face her darkest days. And if she succeeds, triumph is short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone.

Spoilers below!!…

Weekly Wrap Up (76)

Welcome to my Weekly Wrap Up!! Each week I share My Weekly Wrap Up of everything Book related (reviews,books purchased,won etc..). Each picture is linked for your convenience. All you need do is click on the cover and it will take you to the appropriate page! I'll also be linking my post up to Stacking The Shelves & The Sunday Post.

Posts from this past week.
Sunday: Review: Hidden Like Anne Frank by Marcel Prins & Peter Henk Steenhuis
Monday: From Page To Screen (66) Carrie (Remake) by Stephen King
Tuesday: Trailer Tuesday (84) The Diviners Libba Bray & Free to Fall by Lauren Miller
Wednesday: Waiting On Wednesday (90) The Fall by Bethany Griffin Thursday: Review: Frenzy by Robert Lettrick Saturday: Zurvival Saturday (87) Waiting On Zombies
 Books Received For Review

Searching For Sky by Jillian Cantor What Remains by Kay Holland Army of the Dead (Zombie Attack #2) by Devan Sagliani
Thank you so much to Bloomsbury, Devan Sagliani and Kay Holland for the review …

Zurvival Saturday (88) Waiting on Zombies

This week I want to share with you a few upcoming/ new released Zombie books that I'm excitedly looking forward to reading. As far as I know all of those not yet published are on track to release this year. All titles have been linked to Goodreads in case you'd like to check any of them out further. In no particular order, let's get to the books!

Donners of the Dead by Karina Halle
Released: February 24, 2014

The year is 1851 and pioneers in search of California gold are still afraid to travel on the same route as the tragic Donner party did years before. When the last wagon train to go into the Sierra Nevada mountains fails to arrive at their destination, Eve Smith, an 18-year old half-native girl with immense tracking skills is brought along with the search party, headed by an enigmatic former Texas Ranger, Jake McGraw.

What they find deep in the dangerous snow-covered terrain is a terrifying consequence of cannibalism, giving new meaning to the term “monster.” Whi…

Review: Frenzy by Robert Lettrick

Author: Robert Lettrick
Genre: Middle Grade, Horror, Survival
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Expected Publication: April 8, 2014

14-year-old Heath Lambert is spending his summer at Camp Harmony in the picturesque Cascade Mountain Valley. It's the perfect place to enjoy the soothing calm of nature as he weighs a heavy decision. The camp offers distractions: his friends, Cricket and Dunbar, always up for trouble; his reluctant crush on Emily, one half of the beautiful Em & Em Twins; and hulking bullies Thumper and Floaties, who are determined to make him their punching bag for the summer. But no one rattles Heath like his creepy cabin mate, Will Stringer. Brilliant, cold and calculating, Will views the world as one big chess game, and he's always three moves ahead of everyone else.

Heath soon learns there's a much bigger threat to contend with. Something's wrong with the animals in the surrounding forest. A darkness is spreading, driving them mad with rage. …

Waiting On Wednesday (90) The Fall by Bethany Griffin

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine where readers showcase which books they are highly anticipating. For this weeks Waiting on Wednesday, I chose The Fall by Bethany Griffin.

Expected Publication:
October 7, 2014 from Greenwillow Books 

Madeline Usher is doomed.

She has spent her life fighting fate, and she thought she was succeeding. Until she woke up in a coffin.

Ushers die young. Ushers are cursed. Ushers can never leave their house, a house that haunts and is haunted, a house that almost seems to have a mind of its own. Madeline’s life—revealed through short bursts of memory—has hinged around her desperate plan to escape, to save herself and her brother. Her only chance lies in destroying the house.

In the end, can Madeline keep her own sanity and bring the house down? 

____________________________________ Why Am I Waiting?  One of my favorite Edgar Allen Poe stories re-imagined into a young adult book? Count me in!  Simply …

Book Trailer Tuesday (84) The Diviners by Libba Bray & Free to Fall by Lauren Miller

Book Trailer Tuesday is a Weekly Blog Post hosted by me at Blood Sweat and Books. Each week I choose two Book Trailers to showcase. One Trailer will be for an upcoming book and the other will be one that has already been released. This week I focus my spotlight on The Diviners by Libba Bray & Free to Fall by Lauren Miller

Available Now:
The Diviners by Libba Bray Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.

Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial kill…

From Page To Screen (66) Carrie by Stephen King

This week on From Page To Screen I'll be tackling the semi-controversial remake of Stephen King's Carrie. If you've followed my blog for awhile you'll remember me tacking the original Carrie in 2012 back when this was still called Book to Movie Monday. I'll link in Here in case anyone wants to take a look.

First let's discuss the book Now for a little back story in case some of you aren't familiar with the novel. Carrie was written by the Author Stephen King and was released April 5,1974 by Doubleday. The Book is loosely based on Cinderella by The Brother's Grimm. Carrie was the fourth book written by Stephen King but oddly enough was his first book to actually be published. In it's initial printing the Hardback of Carrie only sold 13,000 copies but the paperback was a huge success selling over 1 million copies in it's 1st year.

Let's take a look at some of the characters

Main Protagonist

Carrie White- Carrie is a shy,lonely 17 year ol…

Review: Hidden Like Anne Frank by Marcel Prins & Peter Henk Steenhuis

Author(s): Marcel Prins & Peter Henk Steenhuis
Genre: Non-Fiction, Middle Grade, Young Adult
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Expected Publication: March 25, 2014

Fourteen unforgettable true stories of children hidden away during World War II

Jaap Sitters was only eight years old when his mother cut the yellow stars off his clothes and sent him, alone, on a fifteen-mile walk to hide with relatives. It was a terrifying night, one he would never forget. Before the end of the war, Jaap would hide in secret rooms and behind walls. He would suffer from hunger, sickness, and the looming threat of Nazi raids. But he would live.

This is just one of the incredible stories told in HIDDEN LIKE ANNE FRANK, a collection of eye-opening first-person accounts that share what it was like to go into hiding during World War II. Some children were only three or four years old when they were hidden; some were teenagers. Some hid with neighbors or family, while many were with complete stran…

Freebie Friday (60) Free Horror,Fantasy, Paranormal & Young Adult E-Books

It's time for another edition of Freebie Friday! Each week I compile a list of books that I've found for FREE and share them with all of you! All you have to do is click on the title and it will take you to the purchase page for that book. Unless noted all books are first in the series.

Paranormal, Horror & Fantasy E-Books
Pretty When She Dies by Rhiannon Frater [ Purchase] *Free until March 24th
Amaliya wakes under the forest floor, disoriented, famished and confused. She digs out of the shallow grave and realizes she is hungry...

... in a new, horrific, unimaginable way...

Sating her great hunger, she discovers that she is now a vampire, the bloodthirsty creature of legend. She has no choice but to flee from her old life and travels across Texas. Her new hunger spurs her to leave a wake of death and blood behind her as she struggles with her new nature.

All the while, her creator is watching. He is ancient, he is powerful, and what's worse is that he's a …

Review: The Sowing (The Torch Keeper #2) by Steven dos Santos

Author: Steven Dos SantosTitle: The Sowing
Series: The Torch Keeper #2
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Survival Fiction
Publisher: Flux Books
Expected Publication Date: March 8,2014

This time, there are no choices.

Lucian “Lucky” Spark leads a double life. By day, he trains to become one of the Establishment elite. At night, he sabotages his oppressors from within, seeking to avenge the murder of his love, Digory Tycho, and rescue his imprisoned brother.

But when he embarks on a risky plot to assassinate members of the Establishment hierarchy, Lucky is thrust into the war between the Establishment and the rebellion, where the lines between friend and foe are blurred beyond recognition. His only chance for survival lies in facing the secrets of the Sowing, a mystery rooted in the ashes of the apocalyptic past that threatens to destroy Lucky’s last hope for the future.

Review"Freedom and dignity are not scraps to be doled out by cruel masters. They belong to every man, woman…

Waiting On Wednesday (89) The Rain by Virginia Bergin

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine where readers showcase which books they are highly anticipating. For this weeks Waiting on Wednesday, I chose The Rain by Virginia Bergin.

Expected Publication:
July 17, 2014 from Pan Macmillan

One minute sixteen-year-old Ruby Morris is having her first proper snog with Caspar McCloud in a hot tub, and the next she’s being bundled inside the house, dripping wet, cold and in her underwear. Not cool. As she and Caspar shiver in the kitchen, it starts to rain. They turn on the radio to hear panicked voices – ‘It’s in the rain . . . it’s in the rain . . . ' That was two weeks ago, and now Ruby is totally alone. People weren’t prepared for the rain, got caught out in it, didn’t realize that you couldn’t drink water from the taps either. Even a drip of rain would infect your blood, and eat you from the inside out. Ruby knows she has to get to London to find her dad, but she just doesn’t know where t…

Review: Plus One by Elizabeth Fama

Author: Elizabeth Fama
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Romance
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Expected Publication: April 8, 2014

Divided by day and night and on the run from authorities, star-crossed young lovers unearth a sinister conspiracy in this compelling romantic thriller.

Seventeen-year-old Soleil Le Coeur is a Smudge—a night dweller prohibited by law from going out during the day. When she fakes an injury in order to get access to and kidnap her newborn niece—a day dweller, or Ray—she sets in motion a fast-paced adventure that will bring her into conflict with the powerful lawmakers who order her world, and draw her together with the boy she was destined to fall in love with, but who is also a Ray.

ReviewPlus One is a story that I went into reading with high expectations. The story sounded incredibly unique to me like a mix between The Day Boy and the Night Girl by George MacDonald and Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko. However since this has zero otherworldly aspec…