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A Different Sort of Vampires – Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side {Review}

Posted September 1, 2016 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

A Different Sort of Vampires – Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side {Review}Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
Series: Jessica #1
Publisher: Harcourt (2009)
eBook (351 pages)
Via: Library
Rating:
Reading Challenges: 2016 Backlist Books, 2016 Royal Challenge, Read 2016

Synopsis

The undead can really screw up your senior year ...
Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancé. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war—and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction.

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A Very Alien Sci-Fi – The Cage {Review}

Posted August 27, 2016 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

A Very Alien Sci-Fi – The Cage {Review}The Cage by Megan Shepherd
Series: The Cage #1
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (2015)
eBook (400 pages)
Via: Library
Rating:
Reading Challenges: Read 2016

Synopsis

When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn't know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environments—tundra next to desert, farm next to jungle, and a strangely empty town cobbled together from different cultures—all watched over by eerie black windows. And she isn't alone.
Four other teenagers have also been taken: a beautiful model, a tattooed smuggler, a secretive genius, and an army brat who seems to know too much about Cora's past. None of them have a clue as to what happened, and all of them have secrets. As the unlikely group struggles for leadership, they slowly start to trust each other. But when their mysterious jailer—a handsome young guard called Cassian—appears, they realize that their captivity is more terrifying than they could ever imagine: Their captors aren't from Earth. And they have taken the five teenagers for an otherworldly zoo—where the exhibits are humans.
As a forbidden attraction develops between Cora and Cassian, she realizes that her best chance of escape might be in the arms of her own jailer—though that would mean leaving the others behind. Can Cora manage to save herself and her companions? And if so . . . what world lies beyond the walls of their cage?

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More Magnus Bane! – The Bane Chronicles {Review}

Posted May 16, 2016 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

More Magnus Bane! – The Bane Chronicles {Review}The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson
Publisher: McElderry Books (2014)
eBook (507 pages)
Via: Library
Rating:
Also by this author: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass
Reading Challenges: 2016 Backlist Books, Read 2016

Synopsis

Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices can get to know warlock Magnus Bane like never before in this collection of New York Times bestselling tales, in print for the first time with an exclusive new story and illustrated material.
This collection of eleven short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.
Originally released one-by-one as e-only short stories by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan, this compilation presents all ten together in print for the first time and includes a never-before-seen eleventh tale, as well as new illustrated material.

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{Review} A Court of Thorns and Roses – Beauty and the Beast and Faeries

Posted December 17, 2015 in Reading, Review / 6 Comments

{Review} A Court of Thorns and Roses – Beauty and the Beast and FaeriesA Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's (2015)
eBook (416 pages)
Via: Library
Rating:
Also by this author: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire
Reading Challenges: 2015 Fairytale Retelling, Read 2015

Synopsis

A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore.
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it… or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!

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Review: A Wicked Thing – What Happens After Happily Ever After?

Posted August 5, 2015 in Reading, Review / 2 Comments

Review: A Wicked Thing – What Happens After Happily Ever After?A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
Series: A Wicked Thing #1
Publisher: HarperTeen (2015)
eBook (337 pages)
Via: Library
Rating:
Reading Challenges: 2015 Fairytale Retelling, Read 2015

Synopsis

Rhiannon Thomas’s dazzling debut novel is a spellbinding reimagining of Sleeping Beauty and what happens after happily ever after.
One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of her return. All the books say that she should be living happily ever after. But as Aurora understands all too well, the truth is nothing like the fairy tale.
Her family is long dead. Her “true love” is a kind stranger. And her whole life has been planned out by political foes while she slept.
As Aurora struggles to make sense of her new world, she begins to fear that the curse has left its mark on her, a fiery and dangerous thing that might be as wicked as the witch who once ensnared her. With her wedding day drawing near, Aurora must make the ultimate decision on how to save her kingdom: marry the prince or run.
Rhiannon Thomas weaves together vivid scenes of action, romance, and gorgeous gowns to reveal a richly imagined world … and
Sleeping Beauty as she’s never been seen before.

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