Thursday, May 28, 2015

Book Room Pick: Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens


For almost two years now, Kiera's boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she's ever wanted: loving, tender and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together, Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university, everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart.

Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source—a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he's purely a friend that she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes... and none of them will ever be the same.
 



My Thoughts: Warning if you despise three ring action, cheating, heartbreak, damsel in distress this may not be for you! But if your looking for a gush of feeling mix of love and hate, anticipation, and rockstar hotty...than I recommend Thoughtless!! This book had me in a spin! A triangle that had me hating our main chic Kiera but I couldn't put the book down because I wanted-must know how it was going to end!! It's quite a lengthy read but it kept it's paste and my interest. It's a recommend read, in many Goodreads top list! 



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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Review Netherworld and Dark Prophet by K.N. Lee (The chronicles of Koa Book 1-2)

What would you do if a demon threatened your mother's life? If you're like Koa, you'd sharpen your enchanted sword and go after him... 
Our world is threatened by the creatures of an alternate land called the Netherworld. Koa and the Netherworld division are there to keep the vampire population in check. Koa is a powerful half-blood vampire. Her best friend is her boss, she has a cursed mother, an enchanted sword, and an attractive human pet. 
Koa also has a problem. A Netherworld serial killer, with a taste for little girls, threatens everything Koa has worked hard to protect. Not even Koa's boss, Halston can stop him. But he knows one prisoner that can. Too bad that prison is in the Netherworld. 
Is Koa ready to journey to the Netherworld to release the one creature that can break her mother's curse and protect all that she holds dear?


My Review and Thoughts:
Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Teen
Goodreads add here!

“You are the key to our ability to coexist with the human world.”

Netherworld I’m ashamed to say has been on my wishlist for over a year! Finally reading it, I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to jump into action with Koa! This book is filled with my style of reading! A kickass female lead, secrets, hot men, demons, angels, and new worlds…all equal to Pandora’s favorite!

Koa is a feisty firecracker who doesn’t take lightly to the things that bump at night. Even being half vampire, she’s still determined to keep order in her world. With the guidance of Halston, she strives to be the best member of the Netherworld Divison. But there’s many secrets Koa doesn’t know of. In fact a portion of her memory has been tampered with to forget for time being. She doesn’t know why her magical Lyrinian sword beats to the blood of evil or why she has these flashbacks of an unknown life. With her mom cursed as a cat and dead young girls showing up, Koa needs to find who’s behind all of this. Before she knows it, her one ally maybe the one who caused her life in immediate danger and enemy who she helps escape maybe her past lover!

I loved each character that was in this story! Bund fit the part of a sadistic demon. Evina and her special skills was another great addition to the group of misfits. Jax mixed with mystery is added just in time to spin the story around a few times! Koa goes on a journey and shows her skills more than once. The story goes different characters view. Romance is entwine but not the main focus, just enough to keep the gitty smiles!

This book has amazing spins and world building! Koa goes from our world to the dark and creepy Netherworld. The plot line spun in one direction and went a different one…all in a good way! The only question I would have is if the human world knew or how did the vamps come to coexist. Other than that, I highly recommend for fantasy, paranormal readers!

Major Cliffhanger, so have one-click ready! Book two is available to read!
I love it so much the same day I order book two and finished reading!  
Thank you NetGalley providing a copy for honest review!


“You know Evina, she is a temptress, and you can’t ask for a better skill than that when it comes to getting other vampires on your side. Al is recruiting others topside to infiltrate Greggan’s organization. And Jax,” Halston paused and Koa tensed at the name. “You are going to free him, because he is the key to killing Greggan and freeing your mother from her curse. Your mother, she is only one who can stop Bund.”




Not all vampires are created equal...
Koa is a half-blood vampire with not only the ability to fly, but survive in the sun's light. She will do anything to protect her mother, and break her curse. The demon, Bund, wants more than her mother's life. He wants something from Koa, a power that she doesn't even know she has, and will rip through as many humans as he can to get her to surrender.
Agent Koa Ryeo-won, and her boss, Halston, formed a crew of supernatural agents to stop Bund. But is a prophet, a temptress, a War-Breeder, a half-blood with an enchanted sword, and a few angels enough to stop what Bund has planned?
In the midst of a war between the humans of the mortal world, and the creatures of the Netherworld, Koa discovers the truth of her past. She finds herself torn between two men, and in the center of everything. Faced with all of her returned memories, Koa also finds herself more powerful than ever. Being a half-blood is hard enough, but what exactly is Koa's other half?
The truth can save...or destroy everything. 
Will the Netherworld Division stand behind Koa once they learn her secret?


My Review and Thoughts:

First lets admire this beautiful cover...sigh... Book two continues right off of book one. Koa is reunited with Jax and many secrets are unraveled, a whole past that was erased from Koa's mind!!
Book two adds more spins to the already building plot and NO, we don't get any answers yet (yes there's a book three)

A little steam is introduced with both Halston and Jax...and Koa!!! hehe  What I love about this author is the many unique characters she has created and made it work. Sometimes to many characters can create overload and undeveloped but I think she successfully used them will and revealed others in perfect timing. Of course, I also love how she has more than one kickass female showing their skills! I was bit disappointed that I still don't know why everyone is after Koa!! All we know is there's a demon Bund, Greggan, and who knows who else wanting a piece of Koa. A bit was briefly explained because she walks in daylight and they want mini spawns of her but what else is so grand!!!! Anyways, I still can't wait to book three and still love the series!

"They both wanted the mysterious, prophesized, half-blood princess...but for very different reasons."
Goodreads add book two here


There's no scheduled date for book three but on Ms. Lee's site she does have it that it's in progress!! Authors website update here!
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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Book Tour Ash and Ruin Series by Shauna Granger (with review)


World of Ash (Ash and Ruin #1)
Release Date: 12/02/13
Summary from Goodreads:
There are two inherent truths in the world: life as we know it is over, and monsters are real.

The Pestas came in the night, spreading their pox, a deadly plague that decimated the population. Kat, one of the unlucky few who survived, is determined to get to her last living relative and find shelter from the pox that continues to devastate the world. When it mutates and becomes airborne, Kat is desperate to avoid people because staying alone might be her only chance to stay alive.

That is, until she meets Dylan. Dylan, with his easy smile and dark, curly hair, has nowhere to go and no one to live for. He convinces Kat there can be safety in numbers, that they can watch out for each other. So the unlikely couple set off together through the barren wasteland to find a new life – if they can survive the roaming Pestas, bands of wild, gun-toting children, and piles of burning, pox-ridden bodies.


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Time of Ruin (Ash and Ruin #2)
Release Date: 07/22/14
Summary from Goodreads:
The world has ended, and hope is the most dangerous thing left.

Battered and bruised after barely escaping San Francisco with their lives, Kat, Dylan, and Blue press north – desperate to reach the possibility of a new home.

But strange, monstrous ravens are tracking the remaining survivors, food is becoming scarce, gasoline is running short, and people are becoming suicidal, making survival almost impossible.

And the Pestas are growing bolder. Somehow, their numbers are growing.

The further north they go, the harder it becomes to ignore the signs that they’ve made a fatal mistake. Kat must face the impossible truth that there is no escape, there is no safe haven, and their worst nightmares don’t come close to their new reality.


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Age of Blood (Ash and Ruin #3)
Release Date: 05/05/15
Summary from Goodreads:
Hope is a dangerous thing, but powerful. Hope keeps you going. Hope can keep you alive.

But hope can shatter your world.

Kat and Dylan have found a home, but the monsters are still out there. The pox and plague still ravage the world. They have hope of finding a vaccine, but their encampment isn't equipped to develop it.

Dylan is still too weak from the pox to leave the encampment, so Kat must decide between staying by his side and protecting her last remaining family member as he leaves to find supplies. Separated for the first time since they came together, Kat and Dylan will have to fight their own battles to save what is left of their bloody world.

Kat will have to hold on to hope that she has anything left to save and someone to come home to. If she can survive.

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About the Author
Like so many other writers, Shauna grew up as an avid reader, but it was in high school that she realized she wanted to be a writer. Five years ago, Shauna started work on her Elemental Series. She released the first installment, Earth, on May 1, 2011 and has since released four sequels, with the series coming to an end with Spirit. She is currently hard at work on a new Urban Fantasy series, staring a spunky witch with a smush-faced cat named Artemis.

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My Review and Thoughts can be found Here!!
This series is a suspenseful, thrilling ride in post apocalyptic world plagued with an unknown disease and cure! People who were once innocent turn to survival instincts, some more vicious and deadly then others. Kat goes on a very long journey through cities facing many challenges and obstacles, meeting many characters along the way. Recommended series to read! 






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Review Ash and Ruin Series (Book 1-3) by Shauna Granger


My Review & Thoughts for all three books in the Ash & Ruin Series! I will try not to add any spoilers when reviewing the following book after each other. 
Cover: I love when series keep to the same theme for all their books! The mask is significant object in the series.
Genre(s): Post Apocalyptic, Young Adult, Teen 16+ mixed in with suspense, thrill, and a bit of romance!

"The started spreading their pox in the biggest, most densely populated cities. All they had to do was infect one person out of every hundred. Urban population did the rest."



There are two inherent truths in the world: life as we know it is over, and monsters are real.
The Pestas came in the night, spreading their pox, a deadly plague that decimated the population. Kat, one of the unlucky few who survived, is determined to get to her last living relative and find shelter from the pox that continues to devastate the world. When it mutates and becomes airborne, Kat is desperate to avoid people because staying alone might be her only chance to stay alive.
That is, until she meets Dylan. Dylan, with his easy smile and dark, curly hair, has nowhere to go and no one to live for. He convinces Kat there can be safety in numbers, that they can watch out for each other. So the unlikely couple set off together through the barren wasteland to find a new life – if they can survive the roaming Pestas, bands of wild, gun-toting children, and piles of burning, pox-ridden bodies. Add to Goodreads


"Crooked fingers tipped with ugly claws and hooked noses leading to dead, sunken eyes had nothing to do with the outbreak."

Suspenseful, terrifying at times, with a unique story of post apocalyptic mayhem of Pestas! Book one is a great start to a new 'diminishing' world with only a few survivors left and Pestas running around to take those few out. Kat is one of the remaining survivors loosing her family and friends, she has no other choice but to survive. She heads to Northern California seeking her uncle, Grayson, who may have survived. Along the way, Kat finds out it is not only the Pestas she needs to worry about but other people who crazed to survivor as well, in any means necessary...

This book had my interest from page one. The author has Kat as an annoying materialistic chic who doesn't know the world ended at first BUT I liked that she did this because it kept Kat emotions and dramatic change through out the story fit in well and seem realistic. I think it would have thrown it off if she came running out like she-rambo. The creatures were creepy when they appeared and sneaky in unknown times.




The world has ended, and hope is the most dangerous thing left.
Battered and bruised after barely escaping San Francisco with their lives, Kat, Dylan, and Blue press north – desperate to reach the possibility of a new home.
But strange, monstrous ravens are tracking the remaining survivors, food is becoming scarce, gasoline is running short, and people are becoming suicidal, making survival almost impossible.
And the Pestas are growing bolder. Somehow, their numbers are growing.
The further north they go, the harder it becomes to ignore the signs that they’ve made a fatal mistake. Kat must face the impossible truth that there is no escape, there is no safe haven, and their worst nightmares don’t come close to their new reality.
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Book two started off with the focus of Kat and Dylans building relationship. It was bit slow comparing to book one but about mid way, the action picks back up again. New characters are revealed, conflict, death in every corner...Kat does not disappoint to continue being a survivor/ass kicker! Blue- the mighty dog also stands his ground!
Jesse and Mary are a great add on the to the duo!



Hope is a dangerous thing, but powerful. Hope keeps you going. Hope can keep you alive.
But hope can shatter your world.
Kat and Dylan have found a home, but the monsters are still out there. The pox and plague still ravage the world. They have hope of finding a vaccine, but their encampment isn't equipped to develop it.
Dylan is still too weak from the pox to leave the encampment, so Kat must decide between staying by his side and protecting her last remaining family member as he leaves to find supplies. Separated for the first time since they came together, Kat and Dylan will have to fight their own battles to save what is left of their bloody world.
Kat will have to hold on to hope that she has anything left to save and someone to come home to. If she can survive.


The final installment! Kat and the trio find themselves back in the safe haven camp. Dylan is out of the fight permanently as Kat and Blue throw themselves back into danger but now to seek a cure and supplies. Along the way, they meet other survivors and enemies as well.

I must say I'm not a fan of how book three ended...(sad face) I thought their would be more to the story of a 'cure' and Kat and Dylan but it was briefly wrapped up, almost in a rush. Kat's character has changed tremendously from book one to the last installment. She is almost borderline crazed and vicious.

Overall as a series, it is definitely worth the read and any apocalyptic fan would enjoy this spin and suspenseful adventure! What I enjoyed most, was following Kat through her journey. She changed and grew as a person and as a character in each book. I was also anxious to see what would happen next in each closed house!








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