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Currently Reading

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Currently Reading

After finishing Opposition, the concluding novel in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s best selling Lux series (this is an amazing book and an exceptional series for those who haven’t read it. Armentrout is one of my favorite new authors), I stumbled upon a new series. It’s written by Jennifer L. Armentrout (because I’m just that addicted to her writing) and is a fairly new series, with the most current book having been released February of this year. It’s a little different (like most of Armentrout’s PA romance novels), spinning a different take on the myths of gargoyles and demons. I introduce, The Dark Elements Series:

Bitter Sweet Love (Dark Elements #0.5)

Bitter Sweet LoveThis is a prequel to the first novel

Synopsis:

Dez wasn’t just Jasmine’s crush. A gargoyle Warden like Jas, he helped her come to terms with her destiny—fending off demons and maintaining balance between good and evil. He was her everything…right until the moment he disappeared without a trace. It didn’t help that Jas’s father had just announced that she and Dez would one day be mated. Hard not to take that personally.

And now he’s back, three years older, ten times hotter, ready to pick up exactly where they left off. But Jas isn’t taking that risk again. Dez has seven days to meet all her conditions and earn back her trust. Seven days filled with terrifying danger and sweet temptation. Seven days to win her heart—or shatter it all over again…

 

 

 

 

 

White Hot Kiss (Dark Elements #1)

White Hot KissSynopsis:

One kiss could be the last.

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever.

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul.

But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.

 

Stone Cold Touch (Dark Elements #2)

Stone Cold TouchExpected release date: October 12, 2014

Synopsis:

Every touch has its price

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.

But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…

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Cover Reveal: The Ruby Circle

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Cover Reveal: The Ruby Circle

The cover art for Richelle Mead’s latest novel, The Ruby Circle, was released today!! Richelle Mead is the renowned author of the Vampire Acdemy series (which are a really great read) and the branch off series Bloodlines which follows one of the characters from the Vampire Academy, Sydney Sage, an alchemist who helps vampires stay hidden. The Ruby Circle is the concluding novel to this amazing series….and hopefully all our lingering questions will be answered. The expected release date to this much anticipated novel is set for February 10, 2015!

Synopsis:

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.

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Fallen series coming to theaters?

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Lately I have been hearing a lot of whispers in the wind about the Fallen Series written by Lauren Kate in 2009 will be made into a major motion film shortly. Being a Fallen fan myself, I had to check these rumors out. Turns out, rumors were right! Contracts were signed earlier this year to produce the film and it will be released in 2015. The screenplay is being written by Nichole Millard and the movie will be directed by Scott Hicks. The cast has been decided and the roles are as the following: Lola Kirke as Penn, Sianoa Smit-McPhee as Molly, Daisy Head as Arianne, Hermione Corfield as Gabbe, Malachi Kirby as Roland, Chris Asby as Todd, Addison Timlin as Lucinda, Jeremy Irvine as Daniel, and last but not least Harrison Gilbertson as Cam.

For those of you who do not know what the Fallen series is about, you’re missing out. I read this series a couple years back when it had first been released and could not get enough of it. The depth of character and complex plot Lauren Kate creates is amazing and captivate even the most reluctant readers. There are three books to this series and a novella that follows up after the third installment to the series.
fallenSynopsis of Fallen #1:

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce – he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret…even if it kills her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tormentSynopsis of Torment, Fallen #2:

Hell on earth.

That’s what it’s like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel.

It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcasts – immortals who want to kill Luce. Daniel hides Luce at Shoreline, a school on the rocky California coast with unusually gifted students: Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans.

At Shoreline, Luce learns what the Shadows are, and how she can use them as windows to her previous lives. Yet the more Luce learns, the more she suspects that Daniel hasn’t told her everything. He’s hiding something – something dangerous.

What if Daniel’s version of the past isn’t actually true? What if Luce is really meant to be with someone else?

 

 

 

passionSynopsis of Passion, Fallen #3:

Luce would die for Daniel.

And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way….

Luce is certain that something – or someone – in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of thislifetime…going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel…and finally unlock the key to making their love last.

Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history. Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames…forever.

 

 

 

 

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Synopsis of Fallen in Love, Fallen #3.5:

Unexpected. Unrequited. Forbidden. Eternal. Everyone has their own love story.

And in a twist of fate, four extraordinary love stories combine over the course of a romantic Valentine’s Day in Medieval England. Miles and Shelby find love where they
least expect it. Roland learns a painful lesson about finding-and losing love. Arianne pays the price for a love so fierce it burns. And for the first -and last- time, Daniel and Luce
will spend a night together like none other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

downloadSynopsis of Rapture, Fallen #4:

The sky is dark with wings . . . .

Like sand in an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again.

Yet together they will face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen.

For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now will be the only one that truly matters.

In the fight for Luce, who will win?

 

Waiting on Literature

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January is always a busy month for new releases. New year, new books, and publishers can’t seem to get them out there fast enough. This week’s Waiting on Literature was hard to pick since there are so many to choose from. But alas, won had to be the winner, and so I forced myself to pick the best among champions.

Into-the-Still-BlueThis week’s Waiting on Literature is…..Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi. Into the Still Blue is the epic conclusion to the Under the Never Sky Trilogy as well as the sequel to the bestselling Through the Ever Night. This is a really great series (which I didn’t know was a series….yet more books to add to the TBR list) and if you haven’t read them yet, you should definitely give them a try. Under the Still Blue is scheduled to be released on January 28, 2014!!! Which is like, next week guys!! So excited!

Synopsis:

The earth-shattering conclusion to Veronica Rossi’s “masterpiece” Under the Never Sky trilogy and sequel to the New York Times bestselling Through the Ever Night.

Their love and their leadership have been tested. Now it’s time for Perry and Aria to unite the Dwellers and the Outsiders in one last desperate attempt to bring balance to their world.

The race to the Still Blue has reached a stalemate. Aria and Perry are determined to find this last safe-haven from the Aether storms before Sable and Hess do-and they are just as determined to stay together.

Meanwhile, time is running out to rescue Cinder, who was abducted by Hess and Sable for his unique abilities. And when Roar returns to camp, he is so furious with Perry that he won’t even look at him, and Perry begins to feel like they have already lost.

Out of options, Perry and Aria assemble a team to mount an impossible rescue mission-because Cinder isn’t just the key to unlocking the Still Blue and their only hope for survival, he’s also their friend. And in a dying world, the bonds between people are what matter most.

In this final book in her stunning Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi raises the stakes to their absolute limit and brings her epic love story to an unforgettable close.

Book Review: A Shade of Vampire

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I would like to start off by apologizing for my lack of activity, I didn’t purposefully neglect it just got caught up in senior activity.

17255435Anyways…so I posted a Sunday Spoilers about a month ago on the novel A Shade of Vampire, and honestly wasn’t too interested in the book until that sneak peek. But I was pleasantly surprised by what I read. A Shade of Vampire is drama filled as 17 year old Sofia Claremont is abduct from her world, and taken where even the sun doesn’t dare to shine; an island called, The Shade. Meant to be a homage to the waking Prince Derek Novak, something happens, the cold monster harboring the face of a model melts a little. Maybe it’s her beauty, or courage, or selflessness and sincerity that make something stir deep within Derek that hasn’t been there in centuries, his humanity. The bond between slave and master is strong, and as time passes, the line between who really holds the power over who is blurred. But things can never be simple in The Shade, for such beauty has a price, as obstacle after obstacle stack against them. When a surprise appearance enters Sofia’s life, she is left with a choice, stay and be with Derek, or return to the world of sun and continue the life she used to live. Love is never easy where vampires are concerned.

 

 

 

 

 

Awesome Author Monday!

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untitledSince I’m feeling kind of nostalgic today, this week’s Awesome Author is…Stephenie Meyer!

Stephenie Meyer is most know for the Twilight Saga, which was first published in 2005 (wow, that really makes me feel old). As many people know, the idea for the Twilight Saga came to her in a dream, and from there she wrote the whole book in a whopping three months. What most people don’t know is that it almost didn’t get published. Stephenie sent out 15 letters to publishers, five went unanswered (but they’re regretting that now), nine were rejections, and finally the last, sent to Jodi Reamer of Writers House was an acceptance letter.

Meyer’s two most famous books are the Twilight Saga (duh) and the Host, a book that has recently been adapted into a movie (holy crap guys the movie was soooooo freaking good! and the book is really good too.) Meyer also has some fewer known stories published such as Prom Nights From Hell and the graphic novel editions of Twilight Saga.

Midnight Sun, the companion novel to Twilight in Edward’s perspective was released onto the internet, cancelling the project. However, there have been rumors (and I for one hope they’re true) that Midnight Sun will indeed be published, but as of yet has not been finished. Meyer had out an indefinite stop to the project after the first 12 chapters of the manuscript had been leaked online, but promises her readers that sometime in the future, the book will see the light of day (lets hope someday soon). As of now, there is no due date or timeline to expect the book to be published, but after the movie the Host has been made, Meyer says she may start working on the long abandoned project once more.