31. svi 2013.

Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

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"My name is MacKayla, Mac for short. I'm a sidhe-seer, one who sees the Fae, a fact I accepted only recently and very reluctantly.

My philosophy is pretty simple - any day nobody's trying to kill me is a good day in my book. I haven't had many good days lately. Not since the walls between Man and Fae came down. But then, there's not a sidhe-seer alive who's had a good day since then."

When MacKayla's sister was murdered, she left a single clue to her death - a cryptic message on Mac's cel phone. Journeying to Ireland in search of answers, Mac is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to master a power she had no idea she possessed - a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae...

As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister's death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysteriou Jericho...while at the same time, the ruthless V'lane - an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women - closes in on her. As the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac's true mission becomes clear: to find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book - because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control both worlds in their hands....

      Ms Moning is someone well-known in the bookish world. Yes I've heard about her and many people recommended me her book but because of my aversion of urban fantasy books it was something I left for later. Now when that later has come I was finally able to read this book. Honestly I expected more.

      Not that this story wasn't interesting or something but because of all the amazing things I've heard I expected more. First of all Mac isn't someone I like as a character. We're basically two worlds and we might have some connections but still...two worlds. Not to mention that she was on the quest and searching for her sister's killer the main worry on her mind was freaking pink nail polish! That annoyed the hell out of me. The whole idea of the story was really good and interesting Mac managed to ruin some part of it for me. For the other characters Barrons was a really mysterious and dark character which together with this story was a great combination. Also I look forward seeing more V'lane's character. He seems interesting and I guess I'll see him around.

      Well yes because of all the mystery and fae-world I'll continue with this series and I'll also hope to see a grown up Mac and more of the fae around. Not only fae but also all the other creatures of the night. Good thing is also that now my expectations aren't so high so I'll probably enjoy the next book more.

Rating: 3 stars

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30. svi 2013.

Mini-reviews: This Girl & Walking Disaster

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There are two sides to every love story. Now hear Will’s.

Colleen Hoover’s New York Times bestselling Slammed series has brought countless readers to their knees with a whirlwind of love, passion, and heartache. 

Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met.

In This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from hispoint of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series.
       Quite honestly I didn't want to write reviews for either of these but then again I've gotten them for review so it's only fair to do this. If you wonder why I didn't want to, well I don't know how I feel about them.

       I put these two together cause they're similar but then again very different at the same time. Both are basically just stories told from boys POVs. They're different cause they are two different stories all together.

       Now to This Girl. I was really happy that I got to see Will as a narrator but at the same time I was afraid. Even though the fist two books in this series weren't flawless I still enjoyed them. To be honest this one was sweet too but it had some sucks and sweets. Sweets were seeing and remembering the story in general, then reading another slams which is always special and also the epilogue. I didn't need it cause I more or less had that idea in my head but it was sweet. Sucks for me were all the parts at honeymoon. It was too cheesy and I wasn't buying it.

       All in all I'm really happy that I've gotten a chance to refresh my memory. Now it's really time to leave this story behind, I think.

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Can you love someone too much?
Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.
       Beautiful Disaster was something special to me. I believe it was the first New Adult book to me even though I had no idea what that meant at the time. Lately all NA stories are somehow the same. But I don't believe we'll get another Travis cause that boy is unique. I can't say that I love him or hate him. I understand him somehow which is the only thing that matters.

      I was even more happy to read this story cause I've read Beautiful Disaster a year or so ago so remembering all the drama was nice and intense. I got to see some other things here and it was good but besides that it was nothing new. I don't know what have I expected.

     Another thing that connects these two is that while you're reading them some time after you've got through the previous books in series you're good. You'll enjoy and remember some things. Problem is for people who are reading them right after they have finished the previous books in these series. I don't think they'll enjoy. But it's up to them to decide.

I won't rate either of these as I can't make up my mind. But all in all nothing extremely new happened.

Until the next time,

*NOTE: Copies of these books were kindly provided by publishers via NetGalley. Thank you.
I'm not paid for writing this review - I do it as a lover of written word. All opinions in these reviews are personal. 

29. svi 2013.

Waiting On Wednesday (#46)

You know the story. This is a meme created by Breaking the Spine and every week we pick books we're waiting for. Here are our picks for this week.

Glass' pick

Fascinated by the dark fantasies in the journals she’s discovered, and the two men who have now found a place in her life, Sara McMillan finds herself torn between her new life and her past. Now, more than ever, Sara identifies with the lost journal writer, Rebecca, and is certain that something sinister has happened.

In the arms of the sexy, tormented artist Chris Merit, Sara seeks answers about Rebecca and ends up discovering things about herself she never knew existed. Chris forces Sara to reconsider who she is and what she truly wants from life, but not before his dark desires threaten to tear them apart. Her boss, Mark Compton, offers her the shelter to understand just what those needs mean to her, and what they might have meant to Rebecca, but can she trust him to lead her to a final conclusion to Rebecca’s story?

Expected publication: June 11th, 2013

Tanja's pick

No one would suspect shy, Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.

Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.

But when they go on a family boat trip, surrounded by open seas and limited male bodies in sight, Lily’s confronted with a big fear. Only one guy onboard can fill her addiction, and she’s sworn off going there with Loren Hale ever again.

Now the only person who can truly help her, can barely help himself. 

Expected publication: July 1st, 2013

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28. svi 2013.

Tanja's Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Annoying Things in YA Books

Hello. It's another Tuesday and that basically means another Top Ten Tuesday. It's a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish where every week we pick top ten picks for a certain topic. Today the topic is

1. Annoying main character. Mostly female. I've met plenty of these and now I'm running away from them as far as I can.

2. Love-triangles. This can rarely be done properly and in that case I wouldn't mind so much. But that's really rare.

3. Predictability. Like the previous the book has to be written nicely and really touch my heart so I can turn my blind eye.

4. Stereotypes. Ah yes every american girl is blonde and clueless but really smart and every boy plays football and is extremely hot.

5. Cliches. You know that girl who things that the most ugliest girl in the world catches the eye of extremely hot boy and he tells her that she is the most beautiful thing in the world.

6. Different books with different POVs. These are extremely popular these days. But I really can't read the same old story from fifteen POVs.

7. The Catcher in the freaking Rye. Seriously people! Every time I read a book the only thing that students read is The Catcher in the freaking Rye! I don't mind the book but there are plenty of other classics. Just use something else.

8. Instant love. Gah!

9. Slow-pacing. I really have to be interested in the book to go on but I hate slow starts.

10. Yes and no endings. You know when book is not finished but still is. It's mostly cause there should be left some space for sequel as everything has a sequel these days.

As always I'd love to see your picks so link them up.

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27. svi 2013.

Dare You To by Katie McGarry

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Book summary:

Ryan lowers his lips to my ear. "Dance with me, Beth."

"No." I whisper the reply. I hate him and I hate myself for wanting him to touch me again....

"I dare you..."

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....
     If there was a certain type of the book I could point out as my favorite it would be this one. Stories about kids with messed-up past or present who're struggling to find themselves. They are going through hell and back and mostly they can't put their life first as there is someone depending on them. These books are one of the rare cases when I don't mind predictability.

    I just told you more or less the main topics of this book. On one side we have Ryan, the boy that most people think is perfect with his perfect life and perfect future. Only what's on the surface is not necessary the reflection of the real status. He has to keep a lot of things inside himself as appearance is the most important thing in this town, as in any other. On the other hand we have Beth whose life is everything but perfect. Future for her might be a blessing at some moments. She is too young to even take care of herself no to talk about her mother. As she thinks that all what have happened in their lives is her fault she knows that she can't go and leave her mother behind. Her mother is a burden she has to carry. Once they meet they know that nothing between them can happened that would mean the cracking of their lives - for Ryan that would be the destruction of his perfect image and for Beth it would mean putting her own life first and that's not an option.

      This book is heart-breaking and wonderful but also really funny! I laughed out loud a lot of times on Beth's witty moments and Ryan's comebacks. Pushing the Limits was on of my favorite reads last year and I can say that Dare You To will probably be one of my favorite reads this year. I should predict that Crash Into You is next on this list. I can't help myself as Katie really knows how to touch my heart.

Rating: 5 stars.

Until the next time,

***NOTE: A copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, Herlequin, via NetGalley. Thank you.
I'm not paid for writing the review - I do it as a lover of written word. All opinions in this review are personal.

25. svi 2013.

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

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It's 1941 and fifteen-year-old artist Lina Vilkas is on Stalin's extermination list. Deported to a prison camp in Siberia, Lina fights for her life, fearless, risking everything to save her family. It's a long and harrowing journey and it is only their incredible strength, love, and hope that pull Lina and her family through each day. But will love be enough to keep them alive?
     If there is some certain type of the story I run away from then it's war stories. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed some of them like Anne Frank but that was before I had to survive four years of high-school and constantly reading them. I'm probably over-reacting but trust me most of the classics in lit here are based on some war. I'm a hippie somewhere in my heart so you can guess how much I complained. But this was something else.

     Yes it still is a war story but it's more than that. It tells you about the war and all the suffering but it tells you a wonderful story about survival and growing up. The Soviet Union is something that I, like I believe most of your, have heard of in high-school. But it was mostly about Russia and the Baltic states were mostly just that - little countries and mostly nothing more. I really had no idea about the suffering they went through during the Second World War and reading about it broke something inside of me. We get to met Lina and her family. After the war started many of the people were taken because they were suspicious and their families had to suffer as well. Lina's family was one of them. Her father was a professor at the university and one day she, her mother and brother were taken. Her father wasn't with them. From that point on starts the story about the survival in the Russian camps and the hell called winter in Siberia. With all that it's also a story about Lina's growing up, love, family and most of all hope. Hope was the only thing that could get you through that.

      I was very young when I had read Anne Frank's story and it broke me. Now I'm let's say older and supposedly wiser and then I should know about the real side of the war and all the sad and mostly terrifying stories. But the truth is nothing can prepare you for this.

     At the end of the book the author says that this was not her stories as mostly the things from the book are based on the true stories. Only there is a catch - it's not enough just to tell the story you need to be the right person to put the feeling in the right places. You Ruta Sepetys did just that and more than that. Thank you and your fan-base has got a new member.

Rating: 5 shiny stars.

PS. If there is one bad thing about this book it's that it shares name with the one that shall not be named.

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24. svi 2013.

Blog Tour: Hold Me Down Hard by Cathryn Fox

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When Eden Carver, Iowa farm girl turned NY actress, decides to seduce the sexy cop next door, she begins to wonder if she’s bitten off more than she can chew. The last thing Officer Jay Bennett wants is to cross a line with the sweet and innocent country girl—no matter how much he’d like to help himself to a nibble. Not only are they in the friendship zone, a naïve girl like Eden doesn’t belong in his dangerous world. But when she asks him to help her rehearse lines, and things go from simmer to boil, he finds himself doing the one thing he swore he’d never do. He knows he needs to walk away from temptation, but when sweet little Eden bites back, it tilts his world on its axis. Because biting back changes everything.
     Once again I'm stepping out of my comfort zone with this book. Yes you have noticed that I neither read a lot of adult books nor review the short stories. Well as you can see just now I'm doing both. It's not that I don't like these short stories it's just I don't know how to feel about them. They're different form the novels as you can't get the full background with these. So I hope that the author, publishers and tour organizer won't mind the lack of rating here. It's not that I don't like the story or anything it's just that I don't know how to rate this.

      Back to the story now. You get to meet Eden here as one narrator and her neighbor Jay as the second one. Yes they have been friends and next-door-neighbors for three years and both of them wanted more. Only neither wanted to lose the friendship they had cause if they took step forward that could possibly ruin everything they had. But Eden is the brave one here and her friends invent the perfect plan to move things forward. I must say nice played. But the insecurity is still there and it's a big step to make.

      If I had to describe this book in few words they would be hot, fast-read and interesting. This book is perfect when you need something hot to entertain you, cause it's only 50 pages long.

Until the next time,

23. svi 2013.

The Last Hour by Charles Sheehan-Miles (Excerpt & Giveaway)

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Twenty-seven year old Carrie Thompson-Sherman has the life she always wanted: her PhD, a prestigious fellowship, and an amazing husband. 

Her life begins to unravel as a jealous colleague puts her fellowship in jeopardy and a haunting secret Ray Sherman carried home from Afghanistan comes to light. 

Hounded by a federal investigation and the ensuing media feeding frenzy, Carrie and Ray desperately lean on each other, until a disastrous accident puts both Ray and her sister's lives at risk. 

In the last hour, Carrie and Ray will each find themselves faced with a choice.

A choice that will change everything.
Life is cheap (Ray)
Sarah and I had to squeeze in between the people on the crowded elevator to get in behind Jessica and Carrie. There’s something just freakishly unnerving about touching people when they don’t know you’re there. It made me want to puke. If I even could puke in this state. And watching Carrie, holding Jessica’s hand with that deadly serious expression on her face … I’d have done anything to be able to touch her. To make her understand I was still here. To tell her everything was going to be okay.
Somehow, though, I didn’t think that was true.
Just as the elevator doors closed, I saw the strangest thing. A little boy, halfway down the hall to the emergency room. He was young, maybe eight or ten, and wore a Spider-Man t-shirt and a cap turned halfway to his shoulder. He was looking around, lost, confused, and then a nurse walked right through him. I almost jumped out of the elevator, but the doors closed and he was gone.
It was frightening.
Sarah, on the other hand, was beyond ridiculous. Riding on the elevator in front of her was a buff looking EMT in his early twenties. About six feet compared to her five foot two, he nearly hid her from me with his bulked up shoulders and his neck that looked like a tree trunk. This guy seriously worked out. He looked like he hadn’t shaved, and he’d been up a long time. His eyes were drooping, dark circles underneath them, and he leaned against the side of the elevator as if he would just go to sleep.
“Hey, Ray, check this out,” Sarah said. Then my mouth dropped open because she reached her arms around him, putting her tiny hands on his ample pecs.
“Sarah, knock it off,” I said.
She took that as a challenge, pressing herself up against him. Even though I’m a hell of a lot older than she is, and I’m married to her sister, I’d be inhuman to not admit that she’s one very sexy girl, more so in that red dress than in her usual pseudo punk outfit. She grinned at me, stood on her tiptoes, then opened her mouth and slid her tongue up the side of his neck.
“Oh, for God’s sake! Sarah!”
The guy twitched, his eyes opening up. There’s no way he felt anything. But he seemed to react anyway.
She dissolved into snickering and backed away from him. “Have a sense of humor.” She wiggled her eyebrows at me, and said, “There are definite advantages to this nearly dead thing.”
I breathed a sigh of relief when the elevator doors slid open and we stepped out behind Carrie and Jessica.
“Sarah, you can’t do that stuff. Just because we’re ... whatever we are … I mean…”
She turned toward me, so suddenly I stopped in my tracks.
“Don’t you tell me what I can or can’t do. For all you know we’re both dead. What the hell happens after this? I don’t know. You don’t know. So just leave me alone!” Her voice rose to a shout at the end.
I grimaced. “Sarah ... we’re going to be fine. Both of us.”
She shook her head. “You don’t know that. You don’t know anything. What I know is I’m fucking pissed. I’m not even eighteen years old yet. And it’d be nice to get a chance to have a life.”
A flash of anger ran through me. Anger about Weber and Roberts and Kowalski and all the others we lost. Anger at this spoiled rich girl who somehow thought her life was better or more valuable than theirs. Totally misplaced and wrong, but there it was.
“Sometimes we don’t get that chance,” I said. “You want to hear the truth? Well, here it is: you’re right. I don’t know shit. I know I’ve seen close friends blown all to hell. I’ve seen people I cared about with their lives ripped to shreds from bullets and bombs, and the survivors turn on each other like fucking rabid dogs. Life is cheap, Sarah. So maybe it’s over. We had our chance.”
She backed away from me as I spoke, her eyes avoiding mine. Finally she just turned and started to walk away, following behind Jessica and Carrie.
“Sarah!” I called.
She ignored me, so I called louder, “Sarah, I’m sorry.”
She stopped, then finally turned around, and looked at me. Her eyes were cold. “Just because you’ve been in a war doesn’t mean you’ve got a monopoly on shitty situations. And this is a shitty situation. So back to what I said before—don’t tell me what to do.”
With that, she turned back around, the skirt of her dress swirling as she turned and walked away.

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Charles Sheehan-Miles has been a soldier, computer programmer, short-order cook and non-profit executive. He is the author of several fiction and non-fiction books, including the indie bestsellers Just Remember to Breathe and Republic: A Novel of America's Future. Author's 

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22. svi 2013.

Waiting On Wednesday (#45)

You know the story. This is a meme created by Breaking the Spine and every week we pick books we're waiting for. Here are our picks for this week.

Glass' pick

Seventeen-year-old Eva is a chosen one. Chosen to live, while others meet a swift and painful death from an incurable virus so lethal, a person is dead within days of symptoms emerging. In the POD system, a series of underground habitats built by the government, she waits with the other chosen for the deadly virus to claim those above. Separated from family and friends, it's in the PODs she meets David. And while true love might not conquer all, it's a balm for the broken soul.

After a year, scientists believe the population has died, and without living hosts, so has the virus. That's the theory, anyway. But when the PODs are opened, survivors find the surface holds a vicious secret. The virus mutated, infecting those left top-side and creating... monsters.

Eva and David hide from the infected in the abandoned PODs. Together they try to build a life--a new beginning. But the infected follow and are relentless in their attacks. Leaving Eva and David to fight for survival, and pray for a cure.

Expected publication: June 4th, 2013

Tanja's pick

Struggling to put her life back together after a tragic mountaineering accident kills her college sweetheart, twenty-one-year-old Holly Treadwell is trying to set aside her grief, forge ahead in school, and find herself again.

When Carter Hansen, a guy who brings back horrible memories from the night of the accident, finds his way back into her life, Holly’s unsure if she should let him in. He terrifies her in more ways than one and invokes feelings in her that she thought were buried forever. Regardless of her fears, she knows she must face him in order for her heart to heal.

Everyone tells Carter that what happened on the mountain that night was just a terrible accident, but even then, he can’t help but carry around the guilt and is unable to forgive himself. He’s drawn to Holly and being near her helps ease his conscience and gives him the release he needs.

As Holly and Carter’s relationship grows, they begin to realize that the more time they spend with one another, the more their wounds begin to heal—her grief and his guilt. But when Holly learns the details about the night of the accident—what everyone has been keeping from her—it will rip open old wounds and tear apart what they’ve both worked so hard to overcome…

Expected publication: June 2013

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21. svi 2013.

Tanja's Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Book Covers Of Books I've Read

Hello. It's time for this week's Top Ten Tuesday. It's a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is to pick top ten fave covers of the book we've read. So here are mine:

I'd love to see your picks as I love seeing pretty covers so feel free to share links in comments.

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20. svi 2013.

Promo event: Rock and a Hard Place by Angie Stanton

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One day while watching the Interstate exit for her dad’s long awaited return, Libby’s life is rocked when Peter Jamieson steps off his tour bus and into her life. After a couple chance meetings with Peter, Libby breaks away from her rule abiding behavior and her life changes course. 

Peter longs for normalcy away from the screaming fans who know nothing about the real him. He is amazed to discover Libby has never heard of him or his band. Soon their friendship turns to love. While Peter battles his family's growing interference so he can spend time with Libby, she struggles with her eccentric aunt who turns more bizarre each day. 

Their lives are torn apart when Peter's family intrudes and Libby disappears. Peter’s desperate search for her comes up empty. Can they find their way back to each other while the world plots against them?


Few years (yes years) ago I've actually read this book. It was indie book at the time and I've got a copy. I'm really happy to see that this book has gotten some promotion and I was more than happy to help. Anyhow you can even check my review - it's too short I know but I wasn't a reviewer then. Here is also a little teaser for you
No, they're not starbusts." He continued to touch each mark. "They're angel kisses. It's like angels kissed your hands all over." His eyes rose to meet hers. They were filled with kindness and compassion. Something she had felt little of the past year. (Peter)
I hope I'll get some time and chance to read the sequel because the first book was sweet and that's just what we all need during the summer.


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18. svi 2013.

Changed by Rose J. Bell (&Giveaway)

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In a world where hunters and angels reign, war is a daily occurrence and one girl is destined to save them all.

After the brutal murder of her father, Rosa Petrova has dedicated her life to the eradication of angels and the revenge of her father's death. With the gift of fight, she becomes one of the fastest, deadliest, and greatest hunters in the world.

As Rosa hunts those who caused her father's death, two Nephilim, the children and warriors of the archangels, appear in Boston. Rosa has to find out why a Nephilim named Jason and his friend risk their lives in a city full of their enemies where they could be killed. 

Not knowing if she should follow her heart or the hunter’s code she has known all her life, she is forced to make a dangerous decision that could change her life forever. Through all the chaos around her, she finds herself falling in love with the one person she is forbidden to love. And this love could kill her...

    How far you'll get with this book depends mostly on how long you can tolerate some linguistic errors, regardless if they're grammatical, syntactic or structural or any other. As you can see I can tolerate it but then again my grammar sucks sometimes so I'm in no position to judge anyone. But also the story is really gripping and I wanted to see what will happen. I'm really happy cause of that.

    When I say happy for that I mostly mean that I've got to read the ending of this book. Yes this is a series and everything but then again this ending was the only right thing to do. But besides that this is also a story about angels and considering that they're my favorite creatures I always expect much more. That mistake is mine and mine alone so maybe some people will love this story more. The main problem for me was the characterization of angels. When you create them as villains it creates some bad feelings inside me. I don't have such a problem with Nephilim but then about archangels I do.

    To tell you more about the book. We have a girl named Rosa as a pretty good kick-ass character. After some events in her past she decided to become a hunter and with her determination she became one of the best. While living in the world where the world as we know it has been invaded the two tabors are created. Some cities are the cities of hunters while other are the cities of angels. The problems for Rose starts when all of the sudden two angels are in her city. Yes they have glamour but they can't fool Rose. Even though all her instincts tell her to kill them as it's her job she is curious to see why are they there. Something is off. Jason one of the angles is on a quest and searching for someone very important to him.

    Besides all the things I mentioned above which were problems for me this book also has some good sides. First one is the whole idea for the story is good. Maybe I'd change some things but this is not my book. The idea is good and I do see potential in it. The author also managed to create something that some author's never do - feelings. But most of the bad things could be fixed with a good editor. Towards the end of the book this became such an amazing thing. I'm really happy that I've had the opportunity to read it.

Rating: 2.5 stars

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***NOTE: Copy of this book is kindly provided by the author Rose J. Bell - Thank you. I'm not paid for writing this review - I do it as a lover of written word. All opinions in this review are personal. 

17. svi 2013.

A Happy Accident by Evan Tyler

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It happened by accident, a lottery of events…

In 1988, a blind seven-year-old lay in a hospital room longing for her mother, unaware that eight years earlier a chance encounter occurred that would shape her life.

American musician Bobby Carter moved to Manchester, England with one objective—to become a major player in the postpunk scene of the late Seventies. His quest for stardom steers him in the direction of Kindle Hyrum, whose feistiness is only exceeded by her raw beauty. Though Bobby’s steady pursuit trumps Kindle’s cheeky resistance—sweeping them into present bliss—past secrets, new temptations, and a series of hapless and happy accidents will determine their future...and the future of a blind child.

Set to the lyrical soundtrack of the 60s and 70s, A Happy Accident is a story of love and choice that transcends the ages.

       First off I want to thank Sarika @The Readdicts for the read-along. I really enjoyed reading this book with you and sharing thoughts about it.  I hope we'll get to read-along some other books in the future. *fingers and toes crossed* ;)

       Because Sarika is more responsible than I am she has already posted her review for this book. Quite honestly she made my job a lot easier as I see that we more or less completely agree with some things about this book. First is my feeling for it. I don't know what to thing and as always when you have some sort of love-hate relationship with the book it's hard to explain. To be more precise I loved the start of this book. It was so mysterious and left me wanting for more. As soon as I started reading about Bobby and Kindle (cool name I know) things have gotten to change. I shall say that I'm an early 90's kid and that some things here are more than weird to me. When I say some things I mostly mean on the marriage between the two of the main characters. I came out of nowhere and as much as I tried to I simply couldn't get over it. All besides that was nice - I liked Bobby's bandmates and the story itself had some good points. But some little devil thing at the back of my mind kept remember that part and I simply couldn't enjoy it fully.

      I think that Sarika has liked the story better than me but still it was a nice story. It was quite different and it was nice to resolve the mystery.

Rating: 3 stars.

Until the next time,


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