Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Host by Stephenie Meyer! CHEAP deal!

SO, I finally bit the bullet and became an Amazon Affiliate Today!

Basically if you go to Amazon using links that I put in my blog,I get some money from Amazon and you don't need to pay any EXTRA money to me or Amazon. If I manage to earn $10  through this, I will throw A GIVEAWAY for you guys!


Kindle copy of the host is available for $1.99 TODAY only!

ACTUALLY, all books of Stephenie Meyer are available VERY CHEAP today only @ Amazon! 

All are under $2.99
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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Excerpt: Fraction of Stone

Fraction of Stone by Kelley Lynn
Release Date: March 21st, 2013 by Sapphire Star Publishing
Genre: YA Fantasy

Book Description:

Wind tunnels, torrential rains and earthquakes tear apart Casden. The cause of the world’s imbalance is unknown, but the mounting occurrences suggest there’s little time before life ceases to exist.

Rydan Gale and Akara Nazreth are the only humans with the ability to wield magic. The tattoo on their necks and the discovery of an ancient book, dictate they are the key to the world’s survival.

But the greatest obstacle for saving mankind isn’t the bizarre creatures, extreme betrayals and magic-fearing men hunting them.

It’s that Akara doesn’t believe the world is worth saving. 


About the Author:
Eventually the day came when the voices in Kelley Lynn’s head were more insistent then her engineering professor’s. So instead of turning to her Thermodynamics book, Kelley brought up a blank page on her computer screen and wrote. Somewhere along the way she became a Young Adult author.

Kelley was born and raised a Midwestern girl. She’s not afraid to sweat and fills her free time with softball, soccer and volleyball. (Though you probably don’t want her on your volleyball team.) She occasionally makes guest appearances as a female vocalist for area bands.

You can find Kelley hanging out at her blog, titled in her name, as well as the group blog she shares with her fellow critique partners, Falling for Fiction. Kelley is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.

Kelley Lynn's LinksBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads 


The chains around her wrists jingled, echoing off the stone walls, a cheery sound out of place. If she closed her eyes and moved her arms again it would be as if she were listening to a wind chime, twittering in the breeze. But the cold metal was not a wind chime. It was a tether, a leash, holding her captive in the belly of her city.
            She moved her hand along the wall, her room, where she slept, she ate. The drugs suspending her in a state with no emotion, a state she was so used to it felt more real than normal. A respite.
            The cell swayed and whirled, like a small boat in the ocean. Light through the only window danced on her bracelets, teased of life. Something she’d never had. Her existence wasn’t hers.
            Scraping of the heavy wooden door down the hall caused her head to rise, searching for the person among the sea of swirling colors. Her handler’s eyes spun around his face, weaving between his nose and ears, dipping into the scar which sliced through his sneer.
            “It is time again, girl. Your people need you.”
            His large hand wrapped around her thin arm, yanking her to her feet, catching her as she nearly collapsed. Through the haze she could tell she wasn’t ready, the exhaustion still too great. But they would force her to fight anyway.
            She was only aware of the increasing light and the rising temperature as they ascended the spiral staircase and emerged into the palace. A grand and exquisite place, pure white on every wall and fixture. Chandeliers dipped from the ceiling. Pillars holding up walls so perfect, a scratch or blemish would catch the eye of anyone walking through.
            The people in the hall cowered and moved away, their angelic faces and white, silk robes disappearing behind doors. Her grey, woolen attire a giveaway she didn’t belong, wasn’t welcomed in their presence. The man corralled her down the hallway and out of the palace, chaining her wrists to the metal bars in the window of the awaiting carriage.
            She didn’t resist as he poured the liquid down her throat. It was an almost immediate transformation and the exhaustion increased tenfold. She was fully aware, fully herself and completely drained of hope or fervor.
            Not a warrior to carry the fate of the war.
            Draylan, her handler, held out a glass of water, no look of pity on his worn and aged face. They were at war, no one was pitied. Everyone did what had to be done to survive.
            Akara muttered her thanks as she accepted the drink, finally able to remember something as simple as her name now that the drugs were removed from her system. The cool water did not offer relief as it coursed through her insides. The fever and sizzling on her skin was not from dehydration. It was from being used, a tool to fight for a people who called her slave.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Review: Beautiful Disaster

This book is classified as ADULT.
It is not suitable for younger readers.

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful #1)
 The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand. 

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

Source:Netgalley (Thanks Simon and Schuster!)

My Thoughts:

I read this book a LONG time before. I thought I had already posted a review but it looks like I hadn't.

Anyways, Here it is FINALLY....

So this review is going to be a little different.
Basically I think this book can easily be split up into two parts . THE GOOD and THE UGLY. 

THE GOOD (A.K.A The first half of the book )

We're introduced to the main characters. There's some mystery regarding the past of Abby . 
There's chemistry between Travis and Abby and I loved their banter. It was great fun to see Travis being uncomfortable and being constantly surprised by Abby.Overall, it was a fun,romantic and light novel .
The first half of the book is like a cute but predictable romance that I couldn't put down. If the book would have ended then itself I would have definitely given it more than 3 stars BUT it didn't.
Halfway through the book I thought it was over . Turns out it wasn't even close to being over.

THE UGLY (A.K.A the second half of the book)
WTF just happened? Um.. I thought it would end here. 

So Travis turns into a REALLY creepy stalker after Abby says no to his proposal for marriage.
When people start stalking you it is NOT CUTE.
It is NOT ROMANTIC and it is definitely not SWOON WORTHY.
Someone needs to tell Travis that 
"No means NO!"

Travis was such a great guy in the first half. Why did he have to turn into a totally dysfunctional personality? WHY?

Abby was even WORSE than  Travis. SHE JUST COULDN'T MAKE UP HER MIND!

She just kept getting with Travis and then leaving him.She's like "I love him" but "I can't be with him because of a EXTREMELY LAME reason . So I'll just keep breaking his heart by leaving him again and AGAIN and drive him insane."

I actually felt sorry for Travis and wanted him to dump her ass. I don't even blame him for having a mental breakdown and turning into a person who doesn't understand social protocol. SHAME ON YOU ABBY.

The story kept on dragging on and on after the first half. 

Abby leaves Travis.
Travis tries to win Abby back in RIDICULOUS ways.
Abby gets back with Travis for some reason.
Abby leaves Travis ..... and so on.

The first half was fresh and engaging. It was predictable but atleast it didn't make me want to bang my head on the wall and KILL SOMEBODY.

Overall, The author did manage to keep me hooked till the end. So I'm definitely going to give more of her books a shot. I might even read the sequel because it's not from (horrible) Abby's Point of view.I just wish this book would have ended at a different point. A point before Travis went insane due to Abby's twisted mind. (Ok that was a tad exaggerated )

My Rating:
Read for the first half! 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

My Thoughts on Perfect Scoundrels

Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society #3)

Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of loveable criminal masterminds, while Hale is the scion of one of the most seemingly perfect dynasties in the world. If their families have one thing in common, it’s that they both know how to stay under the radar while getting—or stealing—whatever they want.

No matter the risk, the Bishops can always be counted on, but in Hale’s family, all bets are off when money is on the line. When Hale unexpectedly inherits his grandmother’s billion dollar corporation, he quickly learns that there’s no place for Kat and their old heists in his new role. But Kat won’t let him go that easily, especially after she gets tipped off that his grandmother’s will might have been altered in an elaborate con to steal the company’s fortune. So instead of being the heir—this time, Hale might be the mark. 

Forced to keep a level head as she and her crew fight for one of their own, Kat comes up with an ambitious and far-reaching plan that only the Bishop family would dare attempt. To pull it off, Kat is prepared to do the impossible, but first, she has to decide if she’s willing to save her boyfriend’s company if it means losing the boy.

Source: Publisher for an honest review ( Thanks Hachette!!)

My Thoughts:

I usually give a star rating to books but sometimes it's just to hard to classify a book under a specific rating. I couldn't decide with Divergent and I can't decide with this book as well so I'm not going to give this book a star rating,I'm just going to write my thoughts.

Perfect Scoundrels keeps you hooked till the end but unlike the previous book it doesn't leave you befuddled. I had VERY high expectations from this novel.

Kat and Hale are two characters who have been tip toeing across one another for two books now . I would have liked to have read about them being a normal(or as normal as they can be) happy couple for some time but their relationship(?) is put to the test almost from the start of this novel. 

Bones(TV series) Comparison/RANT here :
Spoilers for TV series 
The development of Kat and Hale's relationship was almost as disappointing as the relationship of Booth and Brennan. I was so disappointed when they(Bones creators/writers) skipped the entire OH-MY-GOSH-WE'RE-OFFICIALLY-A-COUPLE-NOW.They JUST fast forwarded to OH-MY-GOSH-WE'RE-HAVING-A-BABY-NOW! Atleast Bones and Booth had A LOT of happy and cute couple like moments . I DEMAND HAPPY and couple like moments for Kat and Hale before they're all 'This isn't working out '


One thing that was a little irritating was the emotional drama. At first it was nice but by the end of the book I just wanted it to be over.

The best thing about this novel is the fact that at first things seem very simple. All I could think at the beginning was "pfft.. this is too simple"
BUT then things get VERY COMPLICATED and if you miss a sentence you won't realize what just happened.

The pacing of this novel is great and I loved getting to know more about Hale's family.Some parts of the book were hilarious (Well, I found them to be so ) and I just loved the whole family dynamic and the NUMEROUS twists and turns.

The most disappointing thing about this book is the fact that it MAY be the last book in the series. Ally Carter is not contracted currently to write any more Heist Society novels.I really hope there are more Heist Society novels. I really enjoy this series. It's also got universal appeal. Children aged 12 and above can read it.

Overall, This is a great addition to the Heist Society series .It's not as good as Uncommon Criminals and it's definitely not the BEST end to the series but it keeps you hooked till the end and wanting more.

This review is part of 

Don't Let It End

And In this case I REALLY HOPE this IS NOT the end because if it is...


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