Friday, February 24, 2017

Follow Friday #276, February 24th

Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Follow Friday is hosted by 2 hosts, Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs! For more rules and how to participate, visit one of the hosts. Now for this week's question:

The Post Prompt:


GFC

email

bloglovin

Any or all. I'm not too picky, there's options!

The Reward Challenge Update #284, February 24th

The Reward Challenge is almost the complete opposite to a book buying ban as you'll end up buying lots of new books throughout the challenge but only after you've completed a certain amount of reading. It was hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly, so thanks to her for starting it!

OK, so I read Darkness Unbound which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Her Secret Agent which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Her Perfect Mate which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Her Lone Wolf which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Her Halloween Costume...His Halloween Fantasy which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Her Wild Hero which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Declan and the Disney Elves which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Her Special Alpha which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book,


which counts twice/# times as a ,

So I have  counts which translates to $ this week! I'll use it to buy

First Lines Friday #302, February 24th

First Lines Friday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. We encourage all of our fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.

-Grab your current read(s)
-Share the first line(s)
-Include the title and author so that other FLF participants can add the book to their TBR Lists!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Random Reads #274, February 23rd

Random Reads is a monthly meme (that I'm going to do weekly) hosted by I'm Loving Books to read some books that have been on our TBR piles for a long time. Using Random.org, I got 2137 which turned out to be Face of Betrayal by Lis Viehl and April Henry! It's been on my TBR pile since January 7th, 2012, and I added it because I love their books! Happy reading! 

Third Sentence Thursday #289, February 23rd

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Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme which likes to watch fireworks especially while eating a cookie!
1) Take the book you are currently reading and open it to a random page. Share the third full sentence on that page. (If there isn't a third one – like at the end of a chapter or a blank page – you can share the third sentence of the book or just choose another random page.) Feel free to share more than one sentence, if you feel the need to do so.
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence at Words I Write Crazy (This Blog)
4) Visit one or two of the other blogs to check out their third sentences!

"Her mother answered on the second ring." -Her Perfect Mate by Paige Tyler, page 25.

That ounds pretty good! Hopefully it is!

What are your guy's 3rd lines? Link up below!

Will the Time Come #299, February 23rd

Every Thursday I am going to list a book which I really want to read/keep meaning to get to. These are mostly books which have been on my shelf for awhile now but don't have to be, maybe you got it two weeks ago and really want to read it! Thanks to Jodie from Books for Company for this meme!
Want to Join?
-Pick a book you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book    
-Link the post up in the linky  
-Visit the other blogs

Phyre knows there is something life-changing about her new drama teacher, Mia, from the moment they meet. As Phyre rehearses for the school play, she comes to realize that the unrequited feelings she has for Mia go deeper than she’s ever experienced. Especially with a teacher. Or a woman. All the while, Phyre’s best friend—addressed throughout the story in the second person, as "you"—stands by, ready to help Phyre make sense of her feelings. But just as Mia doesn’t understand what Phyre feels, Phyre can’t fathom the depth of her best friend’s feelings . . . until it’s almost too late for a happy ending. Characters come to life through the innovative screenplay format of this dazzling debut, and unanswered questions—is "you" male or female?—will have readers talking. 

Why the time hasn't come yet...
Well, I just haven't seen it around, and yeah, being reminded of the book makes me more likely to read it! What about you guys? Happy reading! 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #302, February 22nd

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

Missing by Kelley Armstrong
Expected Publication: April 18th, 2017
From Goodreads:
The only thing Winter Crane likes about Reeve’s End is that soon she’ll leave it. Like her best friend did. Like her sister did. Like most of the teens born in town have done. There’s nothing for them there but abandoned mines and empty futures. They’re better off taking a chance elsewhere.

The only thing Winter will miss is the woods. Her only refuge. At least it was. Until the day she found Lennon left for dead, bleeding in a tree.

But now Lennon is gone too. And he has Winter questioning what she once thought was true. What if nobody left at all? What if they’re all missing?
The Dastardly Miss Lizzie by Viola Carr
Expected Publication: April 18th, 2017
From Goodreads:
Dr. Eliza Jekyll must turn to her dark side, Miss Lizzie Hyde, to stop a madman who’s targeting London’s most important scientists and sorcerers, terrorizing the city with dark magic, in this third Electric Empire novel—a dazzlingly original steampunk fantasy set in the gritty world of alternate Victorian London, with echoes of H. G. Wells’s classic, The Time Machine.

Being two people in one body isn’t easy. Metropolitan Police crime scene physician Eliza Jekyll is trying to maintain a semblance of control, even as her rebellious second self, Lizzie, grows increasingly wild—threatening the respectable Eliza’s reputation and her marriage to Remy Lafayette, the Royal Society investigator and occasional lycanthrope. With England on the brink of war, Remy’s away in sorcery-riddled Paris on a secretive mission that grows ever more sinister. Has he been an enemy agent all along? Or is coping with her secret divided self finally driving Eliza mad?

Eliza needs her mind clear and sharp if she’s to catch an evil genius who is killing eminent scientists. The chase uncovers a murky world of forbidden books, secret laboratories, and a cabal of fanatical inventors whose work could change the world—or destroy it—and who may hold answers to Eliza’s mysterious past.

As sorcery-wielding terrorists attack London, Eliza discovers her own enemies are closing in, driving her to desperate measures—enlisting the aid of the wily, resourceful, mercurial Lizzie—to thwart the killer. But Lizzie’s got her own life now, and true to her nature, will resort to the devious and diabolical to keep it. Even if it means throwing Eliza to the wolves, and letting the world burn. . .

Oh, yes, these books! I want to read them so badly! Their books are amazing! What about you guys? Happy reading!

WWW Wednesday #306, February 22nd

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you'll read next?

Thanks to MizB of Should Be Writing now A Daily Rhythm for starting this meme!

I'm reading Her Secret Agent, and yeah, it's pretty awesome and I can't wait to read more!
I read Darkness Unbound, and yeah, it was a fantastic start to the spin off series!
I'm going to be reading Her Perfect Mate, and I can't wait, this series sounds and has been, so great!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Teaser Tuesday #306, February 21st

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Today's teaser comes from Darkness Unbound by Keri Arthur, page 41.

"Meaning reapers had family units? Interesting, given that the Aedh didn't."

Well, that's an interesting statement that I want to know more about! What about you guys? happy reading!

Monday, February 20, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #298, February 20th

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well...you never know where that next "must read" book will come from!

What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #297
Teaser Tuesday #305
WWW Wednesday #305
WOW #302
Will the Time Come #296
Third Sentence Thursday #287
Random Reads #273
First Lines Friday #292
The Reward Challenge Update #283
Follow Friday #275
How Well I Stuck to It #127
Wrote that Review Update #132

Week 7 Reviews:
Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades Freed
Lost Girls
Blind Tiger
The Wish Granter
All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire
Take the Fall
Darkness Rages
Flight from Mayhem
Bound to Shadows
Moon Sworn
Unrivaled

Tours:
Wicked Ride, Wicked Edge, Wicked Burn, Wicked Kiss, Wicked Bite: Cover Reveals

Random:
We Have the Cover of Mind Game!!!!
We Have the Cover of Katherine "Kitty" Katt #15!!!!

OK, so I got 25 posts in 7 days, so yeah, a pretty great week! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read Confessions of the Very First Zombie Slayer (That I Know Of) and Making Bad Choices.

The world is Cassie Fremont's playground. Her face is on the cover of every newspaper. She has no homework, no curfew, and no credit limit, and she spends her days traveling the country with her friends, including a boy who would do the chicken dance with death to make her smile. Life is just about perfect—except that those newspaper headlines are about her bludgeoning her crush to death with a paintball gun, she has to fight ravenous walking corpses every time she steps outside, and one of her friends is still missing, trapped somewhere in the distant, practically impassable wreckage of Manhattan.

Still, Cassie's an optimist, more prone to hysterical laughter than hysterical tears, and she'd rather fight a corpse than be one. She'll never leave a friend stranded when she can simply take her road trip to impossible new places, even if getting there means admitting to that boy that she might love him as more than her personal jester. Skillfully blending effective horror with unexpected humor, this diary-style novel is a fast-paced and heartwarming read.
Culter Fuller came back into my life on the day my mother died, as if losing my mother wasn't bad enough.

We hated each other since childhood. Well, I hated him. He had a very different story.

When I moved to my dad's house to finish my last semester of high school, we went from bitter enemies to. . . something else. He was suddenly everywhere, occupying my space, determined to pull me into his life, filling me with thoughts I knew were wrong.

I knew that soon we would cross a line that should never be crossed.

I knew crossing that line could have very serious consequences; because Culter Fuller wasn't just any irresistible boy, Culter Fuller was my stepbrother.

But, I was always very bad at making the right choices.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Wrote that Review Update #132, February 19th

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If you want to participate, set a certain amount of reviews to write, and once you make that goal, you can get a reward!

My reviews to reward is writing all of the reviews of the week, and I motivated myself to write my review for Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed, Lost Girls, Blind Tiger, The Wish Granter, All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire, Take the Fall, Darkness Rages, Flight from Mayhem, Bound to Shadows and Moon Sworn, Unrivaled, so I have 10 of 10 reviews written!

And as always, I want to review this week's reviews!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #127, February 19th

So I decided that I should have accountability on sticking to what should be in a week, so I'm doing How Well I Stuck to It every Sunday, because my schedule should be fixed in by now!

Week 9:
Nothing Planned!

So yeah, a free week to read whatever I want to! Can't wait to see what I'm actually going to read! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Week 7 Review: Unrivaled

From Goodreads:
Everyone wants to be someone.

Layla Harrison wants to leave her beach-bum days for digs behind a reporter's desk. Aster Amirpour wants to scream at the next casting director who tells her "we need ethnic but not your kind of ethnic." Tommy Phillips dreams of buying a twelve-string guitar and using it to shred his way back into his famous absentee dad's life.

But Madison Brooks took destiny and made it her bitch a long time ago.

She's Hollywood's hottest starlet, and the things she did to become the name on everyone's lips are merely a stain on the pavement, ground beneath her Louboutin heel.

That is, until Layla, Aster, and Tommy find themselves with a VIP invite to the glamorous and gritty world of Los Angeles's nightlife and lured into a high-stakes competition where Madison Brooks is the target. Just as their hopes begin to gleam like stars through the California smog, Madison Brooks goes missing. . . . And all of their hopes are blacked out in the haze of their lies.

Unrivaled is #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël's first book in a thrilling suspense trilogy about how our most desperate dreams can become our darkest nightmares. 

My Review:
Oh, this book was so fantastic! Full of twists and turns, and I loved the mystery and these characters! They were so fascinating to read about, with their secrets, their motivations, and I'm so glad that this is a trilogy because this book was a perfect start for one!

This book is different from Alyson Noel's most recent releases-it's a contemporary mystery, there's no paranormal element unlike the Immortal series or the Soul Seekers series! And yeah, that was different, but it was a good change, something new, though I wouldn't mind more paranormal books from Alyson Noel in the future!

All three of these teens had their reasons for entering the competition. The prize was a good motivator, as well as family secrets, and a step towards the future wanted. Which is a bit vague, but less spoilery, I hope!

I really enjoyed this mystery, of Madison Brooks, and how this story began with what happened to her, then backtracked and then yeah, things unfurled! I loved the twists and turns, they were cruel, to both us readers, and to the characters, but they were so stinking great to read!

This was such a great book, and I can't wait to read Blacklist!

Author: Alyson Noel
Series: Beautiful Idols #1
Read:  February 17th, 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded so great, I love her books, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Published: May 10th 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
4.5/5 Stars

Week 7 Reviews: Bound to Shadows, Moon Sworn


From Goodreads:
In the darkness, demons come out to play . . . 
and someone must bring their sins to light.

Part vampire, part werewolf, Riley Jenson knows what can happen when vamps don't play well with others. But she's never seen anything like this: a series of brutal murders surrounding the latest hot spot for vampire-human hookups—and the victims aren't just killed, they're beheaded. Now Riley is launching into action, toying with a seductive—and highly suspicious—club owner, and finding herself in the middle of another mystery: women being killed one by one, without a trace of violence.

For Riley, solving multiple cases—in a world going mad with human and vampire passions—would have been tough enough. Instead she has two jealous lovers on her hands: Kye Murphy, the amber-eyed werewolf who makes Riley's wolf blood howl—and Quinn, the cool, elegant vamp who has over a thousand years' experience at fulfilling women’s desires. While she's busy juggling these two sexy beasts, Riley's detective work takes a stunningly violent turn. Finding a murderer is now a matter of life and death. Especially since the killer has long since found her . . . 

From Goodreads:
Some nights never end.
Some desires never die. . . .

Shape-shifting werewolf and vampire Riley Jenson is through with death—causing it, solving it, surviving it. Her soul mate, Kye Murphy, is dead—and at Riley’s own hands. Not even the seductive embrace of her vampire lover, Quinn, can fully ease her mind, for she has begun questioning everything that makes her Riley—including her job at the Directorate.


Now, the ritualistically slain bodies of ex-cons have started turning up. Reluctantly, Riley takes the case, but something even worse is waiting in the wings. A vicious enemy from her past is determined to strip Riley of everything that gives her life any meaning: her lover, her brother—and even her own identity. Can Riley survive this ultimate assault? All she knows is, she must fight one last time to find answers, before everything goes dark forever.

My Review:
I loved reading these books! This series has been fantastic since the beginning, and while I'm sad to say goodbye, well, there's still the Dark Angel series with Risa all grown up and her Aunt Riley! So yeah for that! And yeah, these books were just so fantastic to read!

Both of these books deal with Kye, her soul mate. In different ways, because in the first, he's all about control, to the point of threatening her loved ones. And the second, because she killed him and was dealing with all the emotions there, of another lost dream, that loss of connection, and the guilt of Kade's death. Yeah.

But there were also other things going on, she's a guardian, and yeah, while these bad guys aren't as hard to beat on a skill level as a god, well, one's her soul mate and the other is someone who basically destroyed her and Rhoan's childhood. So she needed the strength that she got facing down those previous bad guys!

There was such a fantastic end, with the marriage, and the twins! I kinda hope that it's a girl and boy like Riley and Rhoan, because that would be just so sweet! I wish that we could've seen Riley as not a guardian again, just for a bit besides that ending, but yeah, great end to the series!

Absolutely loved these books, and I can't wait to start the Dark Angels series!

Author: Keri Arthur
Series: Riley Jensen Guardian #8, 9
Read: February 17th, 17th, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Loving this series and this author, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books! And Moon Sworn is a End of Series 2017 Book!
Publisher: Dell
Published: October 27th 2009, May 25th 2010

Bound to Shadows:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Moon Sworn:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 7 Review: Flight from Mayhem

From Goodreads:
I'm Shimmer, a blue dragon shifter. Thanks to a mistake, I was exiled from the Dragon Reaches and sentenced to work for gorgeous, exasperating Alex Radcliffe, a vampire who owns the Fly by Night Magical Investigations Agency. Every time I turn around, somebody's trying to kill us. But you know what they say: All's fair in love and bounty hunting...

A serial killer is stalking the elderly Fae of Seattle, draining their bank accounts before brutally murdering them. When Chase Johnson asks for our help, Alex and I discover that the sociopath is also a doppelganger—able to change shape to match his victim's deepest desires. Our friend and colleague Bette volunteers to act as bait, but the plan goes dangerously awry. Now, unless we find her first, she's about to face her worst nightmare.

My Review:
Yeah! I loved reading this book so much! Because it's back in Seattle, we got much more Bette, which was awesome, because she is awesome! And yeah, again, fantastic being in this world, and with these newer characters! Especially after everything that happened in Darkness Raging!

I was really excited to see where Alex and Shimmer's relationship would head after they got together in Flight from Death! And yeah, this book totally didn't disappoint! What with the case and Bette being in danger, tensions were running high, and it was awesome!

I just have to say, targeting the elderly is a pretty despicable thing to do! Even if by elderly they mean hundreds of years instead of getting close to the triple digits in age, that still doesn't mean that they should be targeted! It's just plain awful!

Taking down this bad guy was just fantastic! Because yeah, like I said, those crimes are just uncool! So yeah, that ending was pretty satisfying. Less so is the fact that I want more of this series, and I'm not sure if there'll be more, since the move to self-publishing. This series was mentioned as one to be continued, but it doesn't have any as of yet! Hopefully (soon) in the future!

Loved this book, and I just would really love more!

Author: Yasmine Galenorn
Series: Fly by Night #2
Read: February 16th, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Loving her books, and yeah, her writing, so great! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book!
Publisher: Berkley
Published: August 2nd 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 7 Review: Darkness Raging

From Goodreads:
The New York Times bestselling author of Panther Prowling returns to the Otherworld where one of the D’Artigo sisters faces a terrifying challenge that's more personal than she ever could have imagined.

We're the D'Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae ex-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Camille is a wicked-good witch. Delilah is a two-faced werecat and a Death Maiden. And me? I'm Menolly, a vampire married to a gorgeous werepuma. As the war in Otherworld arrives, Blood Wyne, Queen of the Vampires, summons me. Apparently, my position as Roman's consort entails more than I imagined...

As the Demon Lord Shadow Wing creates his own sinister version of the Keraastar Knights—the guardians of the spirit seals—to destroy the portals and free himself from the Sub Realms, his ally, the necromancer Telazhar, leads an assault from Otherworld into the streets of Seattle. And my sisters and I are caught dead center. 

Then, on the eve of war, my wife, Nerissa, is captured. The enemy demands we surrender the rest of the spirit seals, or they are going to kill her. I will do anything to save her. Even if it means leading an army of vampires into the very depths of the Subterranean Realms...

My Review:
I just absolutely loved reading this book! It's the last that's going to be published by Berkley, but there are going to be 3 more books published to finish the spirit seals ARC, and maybe more books after that, depending! Yeah! Because I don't Shadow Wing will just give up, and just 3 books to really face off with him, not his proxies, yeah, probably going to be enough!

This was the book where Telazhar is taken down. It's also the book where the dragons fight! And oh, well, the sisters now have all but one of the seals, and that one isn't in Shadow Wing's possession, so yeah, this was the book where they really struck a blow to the bad guys!

When Narissa was kidnapped, that was pretty scary! It's happened before, when Chase was kidnapped, but this time, the stakes were higher-and they have more allies now, having both Menolly and Narissa marrying Roman! So yeah, that rescue scene was just epic!

This is also the book where they learn that they will make their homes Earthside, but not together, because Camille is going to be a Fae Queen, and Menolly and Nerissa are moving in with Roman. And Vanzir got Aeval pregnant, and he's going to be moving in and becoming her consort! So yeah, lots of changes!

Oh, yeah, this was an amazing book, and I can't wait to more of this series!

Author: Yasmine Galenorn
Series: Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #18
Read: February 16th, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Loving this series and her writing, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book!
Publisher: Berkley
Published: February 2nd 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 7 Review: Take the Fall

From Goodreads:
WHO KILLED GRETCHEN MEYER?

Fear grips the residents of Hidden Falls the night Sonia Feldman and her best friend, Gretchen Meyer, are attacked in the woods. Sonia was lucky to escape with her life, but Gretchen's body is discovered at the bottom of a waterfall. Beautiful, popular, and seemingly untouchable, Gretchen can't be gone. Even as Sonia struggles with guilt and confusion over having survived, the whole town is looking to her for information…could she have seen something that will lead the police to the killer?

At the top of the list of suspects is Gretchen's ex-boyfriend—and Sonia's longtime enemy—Marcus Perez. So when Marcus comes to Sonia for help clearing his name, she agrees, hoping to find evidence the police need to prove he's the killer. But as Gretchen's many secrets emerge and the suspects add up, Sonia feels less sure of Marcus's involvement, and more afraid for herself. Could Marcus, the artist, the screwup, the boy she might be falling for have attacked her? Killed her best friend? And if it wasn't him in the woods that night…who could it have been? 

My Review:
I really enjoyed reading this book! It was dark and creepy-and I did read the ending when I was only 30 pages in. So I knew where it was going, but it was so fantastic to go on this ride and find how they got to that point! So fantastic to read!

I loved watching Sonia investigate what happened to Gretchen, of learning how the two of them weren't the best of people when they were together, because of Gretchen. Which wasn't easy for her, but it made sense!

I really enjoyed her with Marcus, because the whole ex of her best friend angle, it's a forbidden romance type of deal. And yeah, it was a lot of fun to read, especially mixed in with the investigation and all the emotions running rampant!

How things ended, that was pretty fitting! And yeah, knowing it was coming, I absolutely loved reading it! It was a sucker punch and though I wish we could've seen more, after telling the police what had happened, well, yeah, it was a pretty fantastic!

This book was pretty darned fantastic and I enjoyed it a lot!

Author: Emily Hainsworth
Read: February 15th, 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a SAC 2017 Book, Sophomore Challenge Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Published: February 16th 2016
5/5 Hearts
4.5/5 Books
4.5/5 Stars

Week 7 Review: All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire

From Goodreads:
Toni Davis's Christmas wish list

1. Springing my best friend from the psych ward.
2. Living somewhere that doesn't have coffins in the basement. Occupied coffins.
3. Finding Mr. Right. Please make him tall, dark, handsome, and alive.

This Christmas isn't so merry for Toni. Her best friend's been locked up in a mental hospital ever since she told the police she was attacked by vampires, and the only way for Toni to get her out is to prove that bloodsuckers really do exist. So she's taken a job as a bodyguard for the Undead, but she gets more than she bargained for, especially when she meets Ian MacPhie, a Scottish rascal looking for Ms. Right.

Although Ian's nearly five centuries old, he looks and acts like a twenty-seven-year-old hunk.

How can a dead man be so damn sexy? Could Mr. Wrong be Mr. Right? One forbidden kiss could lead to an eternity of passion—and all it takes is one moment under the mistletoe . . .

My Review:
This book was a lot of fun! Having Ian's story right after he aged those 12 years was great, because that meant we could still see him still struggling with the changes, in his body, and then becoming more used to them, so that was fantastic!

I think that this was one of the better books in the series, but the 1st and the 4th are still my most favourites so far, this is a pretty close second. I didn't read it as fast as those, but faster than I read books 2 and 3!

Having her friend in the mental institution because she was attacked and she said it was vampires, you'd think there'd be a little slack, seeing as she was attacked! And that just set it up for her pretty awful uncle to take advantage of the situation!

I thought it was really funny, the way all the girls latched on Ian because of his profile, and how it spiraled and became a mess of revealing of confidential information and uninformed opinions that became a situation that to the benefit of the bad guys! But they won in the end, yeah!

Loved this book, and I can't wait to read the next one!

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
Series: Love at Stake #5
Read: February 15th, 2017
Source: Bought
Reason Why: Love her writing, and this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book!
Publisher: Avon
Published: October 28th 2008
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 7 Review: The Wish Granter

From Goodreads:
An epic, romantic, and action-packed fantasy inspired by the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, about a bastard princess who must take on an evil fae to save her brother's soul, from C. J. Redwine, the New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Queen. Perfect for fans of Graceling and the Lunar Chronicles.

The world has turned upside down for Thad and Ari Glavan, the bastard twins of Súndraille's king. Their mother was murdered. The royal family died mysteriously. And now Thad sits on the throne of a kingdom whose streets are suddenly overrun with violence he can't stop.

Growing up ignored by the nobility, Ari never wanted to be a proper princess. And when Thad suddenly starts training Ari to take his place, she realizes that her brother's ascension to the throne wasn't fate. It was the work of a Wish Granter named Alistair Teague who tricked Thad into wishing away both the safety of his people and his soul in exchange for the crown. 

So Ari recruits the help of Thad's enigmatic new weapons master, Sebastian Vaughn, to teach her how to fight Teague. With secret ties to Teague's criminal empire, Sebastian might just hold the key to discovering Alistair's weaknesses, saving Ari's brother—and herself. 

But Teague is ruthless and more than ready to destroy anyone who dares stand in his way—and now he has his sights set on the princess. And if Ari can't outwit him, she'll lose Sebastian, her brother…and her soul.

My Review:
Oh, wow, I loved this book! It was so fantastic, and such a great sequel-and Lorelai and  were in it, as well! Which was so awesome! And yeah, Ari was a fantastic character, and I loved reading about her! She was different from Lorelai, and yeah, I loved learning more about her!

Like, she's curvy, and loves food! And that she's smart, she comes up with plans, but is usually the reason why there's a problem. And Sebastian, whose dad is employed by Teague, a dad that beat Sebastian and his brother to the point where Sebastian doesn't like being touched, a dad who killed his brother. Yeah. Loved watching them fall in love!

This book, it was more of the threat hidden below the surface. It does come up in public displays, but mostly it hides because Teague is smart and power hungry. Be he was also very awful, and I really enjoyed disliking him intensely!

I thought that it was a very fitting ending! There was a cost and it hurt, but they beat him! And yeah, a great use the rules, and the fact that he's Rumplestiltskin! And yeah, what she did was fitting, to release him instead of using him as her personal wish machine!

Loved this book, and I hope that there will be more in this series!

Author: C.J. Redwine
Series: Ravenspire #2
Read: February 14th, 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Love her books, and it's a 2017 Retelling Reading Challenge, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Published: February 14th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars