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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Review- The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead


The Indigo Spell
Richelle Mead
Release Date: February 12, 2013
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Razorbill (Penguin)
ISBN:  159514319X
Source: ARC from the publisher
Rating: Obsessed!!!!!!!!!!!
From Goodreads.


In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.


Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.

OMG y’all this book was amazeballs, awesomesauce, fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been having a hard time writing my review for this so I decided to wait to let my emotions calm down a bit otherwise this would have been a complete ramble-fest.

It seems to me like Richelle has a thing with her third books being completely awesome and heart breaking as well as leaving us with a moment at the end where we want to strangle her. Because let’s face it if she doesn’t leave us hanging either in giddy happiness or total misery it’s like she hasn’t done her job in torturing us. Well Mrs. Mead job well done you have me hanging by a thread waiting for The Fiery Heart!

Ok so onto the book I know it’s out and most of you have read it by now but I’m not going to be spoilery just in case there are some of you that haven’t. All I’m going to say is that I love Adrian even more than I thought possible he is simply amazing in this one! And there’s a t-shirt painting scene that keeps sticking in my head lol. Also for you Sydney haters I hope you’re finally seeing her for the kick ass heroine she really is! Like I’ve seen her since the VA books! And thank goodness I think we may be steering away from the strigoi for good there’s new villains and I love that. And for you people who were worried about Marcus Finch? Don’t. I mean he’s hot and funny but he can’t hold a candle to Adrian; that being said though he did add to the story, I liked him!

Aw crud see my review turned into a ramble anyways lol so I will leave you with a passage a part of the t-shirt scene ;)

“Not the pirate,” I warned. He found a small purple shirt and began painting on it in silver. “Purple?”

“It’s your color,” he insisted. A thrill ran through me at his words. Adrian could see auras, the light that surrounded all people and was tied into their personalities. He’d told me that mine was yellow, a color most intellectuals had. But he’d also said I had flares of purple, which indicated a passionate and spiritual nature. Those weren’t qualities I usually thought I possessed…but sometimes, I wished I did.

I watched, enthralled, as he painted a large silver heart with flames edging one side. The whole design was Celtic in style. It was beautiful.

“Where did you get that from?” I asked in awe. I’d seen a lot of his work but never anything like this.

His eyes were on his heart, completely caught up in his work. “Just something kicking around in my head. Reminds me of you. Fiery and sweet, all at the same time. A flame in the dark, lighting my way.” His voice…his words…I recognized one of his spirit-driven moments. It should’ve unnerved me, but there was something sensual about the way he spoke, something the made my breath catch. A flame in the dark.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Dying to Read (18)- The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas



Hey y’all thanks for stopping by to see my Dying to Read post and of course as always I have to give credit to the lovely Jill over at Breaking the Spine for the Waiting on Wednesday Meme!

This week the book I’m dying to read is The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas!!!!! I’m seriously in need of this book I love high fantasy and this is going to be right up my alley I just know it! I absolutely love the cover too!


The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy)
Sherry Thomas
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (Harper)
ISBN: 0062207296

It all began with a ruined elixir and an accidental bolt of lightning…

Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she's being told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the greatest mage tyrant the world has ever known. A suicide task for anyone let alone a sixteen-year-old girl with no training, facing a prophecy that foretells a fiery clash to the death.

Prince Titus of Elberon has sworn to protect Iolanthe at all costs but he's also a powerful mage committed to obliterating the Bane to revenge the death of his family—even if he must sacrifice both Iolanthe and himself to achieve his goal.

But Titus makes the terrifying mistake of falling in love with the girl who should have been only a means to an end. Now, with the servants of the Bane closing in, he must choose between his mission and her life.

So what do you think? Will you be adding this to your pile? What are you dying to read this week?

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Cover Reveal- Astarte's Wrath and a Giveaway!



Hey Everyone! Y’all probably are thinking wait doesn't this book already have a cover? Well yeah it did but it was recently revamped and it's gorgeous!

So when my dear friend Trisha asked me to help with the cover reveal for this awesome prequel (and I can say that, I’m beta reading it lol) to Destiny’s Fire I said hell yes! But then I thought that many of you may have not read Destiny’s Fire yet. So to prepare you for the prequel I am giving away an eBook of Destiny’s Fire!

Ok so here is the gorgeous cover…..


Cover design: Stephanie Mooney
Publication: March 2013

Set against the backdrop of the Battle of Actium, in the city of Alexandria, Star struggles with her guardian duties as her feelings for the newly named pharaoh of Egypt grow deeper. Not only is Caesarian her duty, he’s the son of Cleopatra, and he’s human. All of which makes their love forbidden.

But when a conspiracy linked to Caesar creeps its way into Alexandria, Star must choose between helping her fellow Kythan free themselves of their servitude, and protecting her charge—the last pharaoh—while Egypt burns around her.

YA-Mature: sexual content, drinking, drugs, violence, death, and other mature content intended for readers 17 and older.

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I like this cover so much better but if you’d like to see the old one look here.

And since I’m giving Away Destiny’s Fire here’s a little bit about it! Oh and check out my review of Destiny's Fire HERE!



It's the year 2040, and sixteen-year-old Dez Harkly is one of the last of her kind—part of a nearly extinct race of shape-shifters descended from guardians to the Egyptian pharaohs. Her home and her secret are threatened when the Council lowers the barrier, allowing the enemy race to enter the Shythe haven.

As the Narcolym airships approach, Dez and her friends rebel against their Council and secretly train for battle. Not only is Dez wary of war and her growing affection for her best friend Jace, she fears the change her birthday will bring.

When Dez's newfound power rockets out of control, it's a Narcolym who could change her fate...if she can trust him. Dez's guarded world crumbles when she discovers why the Narcos have really come to Haven Falls, and she's forced to choose between the race who raised her and the enemy she's feared her whole life.



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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Review- Dark Triumph by RL LaFevers


Dark Triumph
Robin LaFevers
Release Date: April 2, 2013
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
ISBN:  0547628382
Source: ARC from the publisher
Rating: Obsessed!!!!!!!!!
From Goodreads.


Sybella arrives at the convent’s doorstep half mad with grief and despair. Those that serve Death are only too happy to offer her refuge—but at a price. Naturally skilled in both the arts of death and seduction, the convent views Sybella as one of their most dangerous weapons.

But those assassin’s skills are little comfort when the convent returns her to a life that nearly drove her mad. Her father’s rage and brutality are terrifying, and her brother’s love is equally monstrous. And while Sybella is a weapon of justice wrought by the god of Death himself, He must give her a reason to live. When she discovers an unexpected ally imprisoned in the dungeons, will a daughter of Death find something other than vengeance to live for?

This heart-pounding sequel to Grave Mercy serves betrayal, treachery, and danger in equal measure, bringing readers back to fifteenth century Brittany and will keep them on the edge of their seats.

AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!!!!! I laughed, I cringed, and I cried (ugly and happy tears) oh did I cry!

Ok had to get that out there hehehehe. No but really I was so in love with this book! I loved Grave Mercy I absolutely fell for Duval and I was sure there was no way that Robin was going to top my love for Grave Mercy with Sybella’s story in Dark Triumph but hell if she didn’t!
I was always intrigued with Sybella in Grave Mercy I know most people didn’t like her or, trust her but I always did. I knew there was something about her and why she acted crazy. Her story was absolutely beautiful and heartbreaking! What that poor girl had to go through was just nuts! No wonder why she seemed a little off balance in Grave Mercy. Oh and her unexpected ally as stated in the synopsis above? I will not say who it is but it’s someone we all know and love from the first book and as much as I love Duval; he sure came close to taking that spot as #1 in my heart. He didn’t but he came really close! ;)

Oh and for those fans of Grave Mercy don’t fret all of the characters from the first story are in this one as well and some new ones that you will absolutely adore!

I had a hard time picking just one passage in this story I has 12 bookmarked lol and I wanted to share without posting a certain someone’s name. So certain someone's a name is be redacted in this passage…..


---nods in agreement, then grins. “I’ve never met a lady who enjoys her work as much as I enjoy mine.”

“My work?”

“Killing. Assassin-ing.”

“What are you implying?”

He looks puzzled at the anger in my voice. “That you are very good at what you do. It was a compliment, nothing more.”

Of course, he would mean it as a compliment. “Just how many other lady assassins have you met?”

“Other than you? Only Ismae. And she seemed to approach her duty with more earnestness than true joy, whereas you come alive with a knife in your hand.”
Hotly uncomfortable with his assessment, I fall silent.

Do I enjoy killing? Is it the act itself that brings joy? Or do I embrace the sense of higher purpose it gives me?

Or is it that I simply enjoy doing that at which I excel, and there are few enough skills that I possess?

Go buy this book y’all you will not be disappointed!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Dying to Read (17)- The Dollhouse Asylum by Mary Gray




Hey y’all thanks for stopping by to see my Dying to Read post and of course as always I have to give credit to the lovely Jill over at Breaking the Spine for the Waiting on Wednesday Meme!

This week the book I’m dying to read is The Dollhouse Asylum by Mary Gray and since the trailer was just revealed I’m dying to read it even more!!!!! I’m seriously in need of this book! J


The Dollhouse Asylum

Mary Gray
Release Date: October 22, 2013
Paperback: ???? pages
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
ISBN-13: 9781937053642
No pre-order links yet

A virus that had once been contained has returned, and soon no place will be left untouched by its destruction. But when Cheyenne wakes up in Elysian Fields--a subdivision cut off from the world and its monster-creating virus--she is thrilled to have a chance at survival.

At first, Elysian Fields,with its beautiful houses and manicured lawns, is perfect. Teo Richardson, the older man who stole Cheyenne's heart, built it so they could be together. But when Teo tells Cheyenne there are tests that she and seven other couples must pass to be worthy of salvation, Cheyenne begins to question the perfection of his world.

The people they were before are gone. Cheyenne is now "Persephone," and each couple has been re-named to reflect the most tragic romances ever told. Everyone is fighting to pass the test, to remain in Elysian Fields. Teo dresses them up, tells them when to move and how to act, and in order to pass the test, they must play along.

If they play it right, then they'll be safe.

But if they play it wrong, they'll die.

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So what do you think? Will you be adding this to your pile? What are you dying to read this week?

Monday, February 18, 2013

Cover Reveal- Revelations by J.A. Souders and a Giveaway!!!!!!!





Eeep I am so excited to take part in this cover reveal! I adored Renegade by J.A Souders it even made my top 10 of 2012 list and Gavin made my top 10 book boyfriend list (you may want to check that post out there’s tons of steamy passages wink, wink lol)! So of course I can’t wait to get my hand on Revelations!

Check out the cover isn’t it gorgeous? And if you haven’t read Renegade yet check out my review here and the blurb below! And make sure to enter the giveaway for signed books!


                                                 Revelations Elysium Chronicles (Book 2)

J.A Souders
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Tor Teen
Blurb to come!




About Renegade Elysium Chronicles (Book 1)


Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has been trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes, all her life she’s thought that everything was perfect; her world. Her people. The Law.

But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into their secluded little world, she’s forced to come to a startling realization: everything she knows is a lie.

Her memories have been altered.

Her mind and body aren’t under her own control.

And the person she knows as Mother is a monster.

Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb... and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.



About A Dark Grave: Elysium Chronicles (Book 0.5)

An Elysium Chronicles short story: the beginning.

There is only one place forbidden to the people of Gavin's village; the island just off the shore, rumored to be haunted. Cursed.

All who venture to the island disappear.

But Gavin doesn't believe in such things. He is a hunter; since his father's death, he is the only one who can provide for the family. Silly rumors of ghosts aren't going to stop him from crossing the dark waters to the island in search of fresh game...




About J.A. Souders:
J.A. Souders was born in the heartland with an overactive imagination and an overabundance of curiosity that was always getting her into trouble. She first began writing at the age of 13, when she moved to Florida and not only befriended the monsters under the bed, but created worlds for them to play together.
Because she never grew up, she decided she’d put her imaginary friends to work and started writing. She still lives in the land of sunshine and palm trees with her husband and their two children.
Where you can find J.A.


THE GIVEWAY!!!
J.A is hosting a giveaway of a signed hard copy of RENEGADE, an e-copy of A DARK GRAVE (for those that don't have it, of course.) and signed copies of ARTICLE 5 and BREAKING POINT by Kristen Simmons! US Only. But International entries are welcome and they will win eCopies of all of the books!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Review-Spellcaster By Claudia Gray and a Signed Book Giveaway!!!



So normally I just post a review but today’s a special day! I am Claudia Gray’s Dark Days Blogger! What does that mean?? Well besides being Robin to her Batman I get to give a signed copy of the book away! Also stay tuned because on March 5th I’ll be posting an interview with Claudia! So check out my review and then enter the giveaway below! Thanks Harper Teen for both!


Spellcaster
Claudia Gray
Release Date: February 5, 2013
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN:  0061961205
Source: ARC from the publisher
Rating: Loved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From Goodreads.

When Nadia’s family moves to Captive’s Sound, she instantly realizes there’s more to it than meets the eye. Descended from witches, Nadia senses a dark and powerful magic at work in her new town. Mateo has lived in Captive’s Sound his entire life, trying to dodge the local legend that his family is cursed - and that curse will cause him to believe he’s seeing the future … until it drives him mad. When the strange dreams Mateo has been having of rescuing a beautiful girl—Nadia—from a car accident come true, he knows he’s doomed.

Despite the forces pulling them apart, Nadia and Mateo must work together to break the chains of his family’s terrible curse, and to prevent a disaster that threatens the lives of everyone around them. Shimmering with magic and mystery, New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray’s new novel is sure to draw fans of the Hex Hall and Caster Chronicles series, and fans of the hit CW TV show The Secret Circle.

 I love Claudia Gray’s books! I read her Evernight series before I started blogging and I still suggest them to readers today! Lucas and Balthazar will always have a soft spot in my heart. But I have to say move aside boys because there’s a new Claudia Gray character and he’s moving in! His name is Mateo and he’s a beautiful (I mean super-hot), tortured, cursed, soul. And he is so sweet and loving he takes my breath away!

Ok enough about Mateo let’s talk about this story! I was so thrilled when I heard that Claudia was going to write a witch story! I mean she has already taken on vampires, wraiths, and werewolves on the Titanic and they all rocked so I knew this was going to be amazeballs too! And yep peeps IT SO WAS!!!!!

Claudia has written another amazing story with vibrant characters in a beautiful setting with a backstory that just screams “I need a novella!” and her MC Nadia is as kick ass as her other heroines. She’s so brave that she’d rather be hurt herself than others around her and I admire that about her! I also fell in love with Verlaine (yep girl crush big time) the reluctant BFF her parts in the story had me cracking up and smiling and I can’t wait to find out more about her history in book 2! Oh speaking of I can’t wait for book 2 lol!

Ok so to leave with a parting passage I normally go with the swoon but since I loved Verlaine so much I just had to share this one!

“It’s not going to happen for us,” Nadia said, trying to push aside the swell of anger within her. “So forget it. Never mind. Don’t be freaked.”

Verlaine had evidently gone from beging excited at the possibility to relieved that it was unlikely. “Ok, I get it, you were just—giving me the ‘in case of emergency’ speech. Like on a plane. They always tell you where the life jackets are, and show you how to calmly put on the oxygen masks—like if those masks fell out of the plane ceiling you wouldn’t all be screaming bloody murder.”

Nadia had to laugh. “Yeah, pretty much.” She pointed with her whole hand, flat like a blade, the way stewardesses did. “That way is the emergency exit.”

“Got it. Okay, so—show me what you got.”


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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dying to Read (16)- Deception by CJ Redwine



Hey y’all thanks for stopping by to see my Dying to Read post and of course as always I have to give credit to the lovely Jill over at Breaking the Spine for the Waiting on Wednesday Meme!

This week the book I’m dying to read is Deception by CJ Redwine and now that there’s a cover I am totally sharing this with you!!!!! I’m seriously in need of this book I loved Defiance! I can’t wait to read more from Logan’s POV and see what happened to the evil as all hell Commander Chase! I also loved Rachel J


Deception
CJ Redwine
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (Harper)
ISBN: 0062117203

Baalboden has been ravaged. The brutal Commander's whereabouts are unknown. And Rachel, grief stricken over her father's death, needs Logan more than ever. With their ragged group of survivors struggling to forge a future, it's up to Logan to become the leader they need—with Rachel by his side. Under constant threat from rival Carrington's army, who is after the device that controls the Cursed One, the group decides to abandon the ruins of their home and take their chances in the Wasteland.



But soon their problems intensify tenfold: someone—possibly inside their ranks—is sabotaging the survivors, picking them off one by one. The chaos and uncertainty of each day puts unbearable strain on Rachel and Logan, and it isn't long before they feel their love splintering. Even worse, as it becomes clear that the Commander will stop at nothing to destroy them, the band of survivors begins to question whether the price of freedom may be too great—and whether, hunted by their enemies and the murderous traitor in their midst, they can make it out of the Wasteland alive.

In this daring sequel to Defiance, with the world they once loved forever destroyed, Rachel and Logan must decide between a life on the run and standing their ground to fight.

  
So what do you think? Will you be adding this to your pile? What are you dying to read this week?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Book Blast- A Touch Menacing by Leah Clifford


It’s nearly time to say good bye to Eden and her friends with the conclusion of the A Touch Trilogy from author Leah Clifford.

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Whether you’ve been there from the beginning when Eden first met Az in A TOUCH MORTAL. Spent countless hours contemplating with other A Touch Trilogy fans over the fate of the kitten, from A TOUCH MORBID. Or are just joining us now, the conclusion to Leah Clifford’s A Touch Trilogy promises to be heart stopping and well worth the wait!

Pick up whichever novel you need to catch up before MENACING’S March 5th release date. You don’t want to be the only one not talking about this book!

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A TOUCH MENACING
A Touch Trilogy #3 Author: Leah Clifford
Release Date: March 5th

Eden is dying. For real, this time.
She is crumbling to ash, and an unnatural plague is ravaging mortals and immortals alike. With both Heaven and Hell out to destroy her, Eden can no longer tell the difference between good and evil.

Friends become enemies. And enemies are everywhere.
But don't underestimate Eden. She'll fight for her life, for the lives of those she loves, and for every life she has ever touched.
She'll fight for revenge. For redemption. For—just maybe—the chance to be mortal again.
Everything began with forbidden love.
What will be sacrificed at the bitter end?
The dramatic conclusion to Leah Clifford's dark, alluring trilogy of life, death, and epic love.
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Help us spread the word about the final installment of the A Touch Trilogy, and you could win one of these amazing prizes!
Grand Prize 
30 Minute Skype Chat with Leah Clifford. Talk about writing, talk about THE KITTEN, talk about her books! Talk about almost anything!
2nd Place 
Get’s to name a character in Leah’s next published book
2 Lucky Bonus Winners Will get 1 Paperback of A TOUCH MORTAL and 1 Hardcover of A TOUCH MORBID signed to the winner!
THE RULES
- Open Internationally for the Skype Chat and Character Name
- Books Will Only be mailed in the US.
- Pre Order for A Touch Menacing can be from any date
- Order for Mortal or Morbid MUST be dated between 2/1 and 2/22
*we reserve the right to deny any receipt for entry if it appears to be altered or manipulated in anyway.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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Leah Clifford currently lives in Ohio, but frequently dreams of finding an abandoned mansion in the south that she can restore. In her spare time she loves to travel and has been known to drive over two hours to get kickass quesadillas. So far for jobs she's sold corn at a roadside stand, been a pizza delivery girl, a camp counselor, an extreme cave tour guide, a flight attendant, a waitress (x3), a grocery store clerk and a writer. Out of all of them, writing has been the most fun. She's pretty sure she's gonna stick with it.
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Friday, February 8, 2013

Blog Tour- The Goddess Inheritance and a Giveaway



Hey y’all! I’m so happy to be taking part in the Goddess Inheritance Blog Tour hosted by Kismet Book Tours! When I received the tour details I was very interested in participating because for one thing this is a tribute to Aimee’s books and secondly this time it is us bloggers who create the whole post as a tribute to the Goddess Test series! So here’s a little information about the third book in the series and also make sure to enter the giveaway below!


Love or life.
Henry or their child.
The end of her family or the end of the world.
Kate must choose.

During nine months of captivity, Kate Winters has survived a jealous goddess, a vengeful Titan and a pregnancy she never asked for. Now the Queen of the Gods wants her unborn child, and Kate can’t stop her–until Cronus offers a deal.In exchange for her loyalty and devotion, the King of the Titans will spare humanity and let Kate keep her child. Yet even if Kate agrees, he’ll destroy Henry, her mother and the rest of the council. And if she refuses, Cronus will tear the world apart until every last god and mortal is dead.With the fate of everyone she loves resting on her shoulders, Kate must do the impossible: find a way to defeat the most powerful being in existence, even if it costs her everything.

Even if it costs her eternity.

 For our tour posts this was the topic suggestions we got.

Tour Post:  What's Divine About The Goddess Test series?
As you know, your tour post will be a post by you about “What’s Divine About The Goddess Test series” where you share your favorite moments, quotes, characters or whatever you wish to share about this fantastic series!

So that got me to thinking what did I really love about this series?

Well everything!!! 

I loved the setting (I’m a huge Greek Mythology nerd) I loved the modern retelling of the Persephone story; and there have been a few of those within the past few years but, this one has become one of my favorites! But I think most of all I love the characters! Not all of them mind you I don’t think I warmed up to Henry until half way through book 2 but, I loved Kate, James, Ava, Diana, Xander, hell even Walter, as well as a few more! What I loved about these people was that even though some of them were gods they felt like people I could relate to; people who could be in my life and so I felt myself feeling for them, hurting for them, and loving them!

To close this up….

I mentioned James above and, I wanted to say that out of all the characters in the books he is and always will be my favorite. So I chose a passage between him and Kate because I loved his honesty and his affection for Kate. And well because I love him J

To my immense satisfaction, James winced.” Believe what you want, but your deal with Henry is clear. He has you for six months, no more. You can do whatever you want during the summer, and he has no say in it.”

“That doesn’t give me the right to break his damn heart.” I stalked off toward camp. “And it doesn’t give you the right to try to make me. I can’t believe you, James. Out of all the nasty things to do, playing me like that--“

“I wasn’t playing anyone.” He hurried to catch up, and I refused to look at him. “I’m not doing this for fun, Kate. You’re the one who invited me to go to Greece, and I said yes because I like spending time with you. And because I wanted to help you see what you’d be missing if you decided to come back. You can’t yell at me for that—I behaved. No matter how badly I wanted to kiss you, I never did.”

About Aimee Carter
Aimée Carter was born and raised in Michigan, where she currently resides. She started writing at age eleven and later attended the University of Michigan, graduating with a degree in screen arts and cultures. Currently she spends her time continuing with The Goddess Test series and working on new projects. You can tweet her at @aimee_carter or catch updates on her website.

Find  Aimée:


The Giveaway!

One lucky person will win a copy of any one book in The Goddess Test series.All entries into the daily give away count towards the grand prize give-away of a Kindle Paperwhite skinned in the gorgeous and lush The Goddess Inheritance cover art! So fill out the rafflecopter and good luck!






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Make sure to check out all of the awesome tour stops for more tributes to the Goddess Test series.

Monday, January 28th - Harlequin Paranormal Blog 
Wednesday, January 30th - Alison Can Read 
Friday, February 1st - Mundie Moms 

Monday, February 4th - Soul Unsung 
Wednesday, February 6th - Starry Eyed Revue 
Friday, February 8th - Two Chicks on Books 

Monday, February 11th - The Story Queen 
Tuesday, February 12th - Simply Infatuated 
Wednesday, February 13th - Me, My Shelf and I 
Friday, February 15th - IB Blogging



Thanks so much to Harlequin Teen and Kismet for having me on the tour J

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Movie Review- Beautiful Creatures



I normally don’t review movies here. Actually I think this is my first ever lol! But I adore Kami and Margie and their success in the publishing world; as well as the world of film and it made me want to post this for them. Because this movie was awesome!

I was lucky to get passes to an early premiere showing in my hometown last night (I went with my friends Mindy, Tiffany, Jacs, and my mom who loves Kami and Margie) and it was super cool since the premiere was happening in LA too! So yep I got to see the movie a week early and I know for sure I will be going to see this one again in the theater!



Me and Mindy at the theater in our "I'm A Beautiful Creature" t-shirts thanks to Little Brown!



If you've read the book Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl you should go into this knowing that no movies are the same as the books. But this came as close as close as you can get. I mean the book was a behemoth so they couldn't fit everything into the movie but they got the important parts and characters in there! I know some of you book purists won’t be happy with some of the things they left out but it didn’t bother me and trust me I complained a lot during The Hunger Games, all the Twilight movies, and The Harry Potter ones. But honestly I didn’t even miss the things missing in Beautiful Creatures and that’s saying a lot especially as this movie was 2 and a half hours long!

I was really surprised by Alden Ehrenreich and Alice Englert who played Ethan and Lena. When they were cast I didn't know who they were and I was worried that they wouldn't do these characters justice but they did. And more! I absolutely fell in love with Alden he was the perfect Ethan! And seeing Alice as Lena on the big screen made me feel like I got to know her better something I actually didn’t get from the book since the book was from Ethan's POV but seeing them both on the big screen together even though it was Ethan's story I felt like it was both of theirs!

I loved Jeremy Irons as Macon and Viola Davis as Amma. I do have to admit Emma Thompson who played Mrs. Lincoln / Sarafine stole the whole show! That woman was amazing she is such a brilliant actress!

The movie itself was brilliantly filmed the effects weren't cheesy and the location was gorgeous! I am really looking forward to another movie in this franchise because with that ending and we know there are 4 books there just has to be more!
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