Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Heart of Christmas

The Heart of Christmas
#7 in the series
Oct 28

Eve is turning 35 , and goes to sexy Sadie's, and she goes home with a man. He also happens to be a patron of the B & B. He is hiding out and doing business. Eve also know's about Chey's secret. Ted & Sophia are also in this book.

Eve & Brent are both attracted to each other. They both can't seem to stay away from each other. He is keeping secrets and he doesn't want to hurt her. Eve and Brent figure out on their first night that they weren't always safe with sex. She might be pregnant. She also doesn't want secrets with her parents since they are visiting.

Eve does some sleuthing about Brent. Ted is protective of her , and he wants to solve the mystery of the B & B. Her friends end up helping her and Brent out. Dylan and Chey are a big part of this book too.

I am still on the fence with this series. There was a lot of lying happening through out the book, and many secrets being kept. The situation with Chey isn't resolved yet, but we are getting closer to it. It feels like that we are in a soap opera. Ted, Sophia, Dylan were all busy bodies to Eve and Brent's relationship. It appears that 7th seems to be my break up book. I do want to see what happens with Chey & Dylan, but I don't care since that relationship was destroyed by LYING. This book had so many lies & secrets and it just like the previous book. Brent did have some serious issues to deal with but I never saw them on a date. It seemed that this was a sexual relationship.

I do love this group and glad to see so many of them are getting their Happy Ever After's . I love this series and this is a local author to me. Ugh I wish I wasn't so Meh about this book.

Book Review= C

Thanks so much to the author for this book and this my Honest Review

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Blue Lily, Lily Blue
3rd in a series
Net Galley
for review
Oct 21

Blue's mom disappears . Gansey and Blue relationship gets closer . Adam and Ronin start hanging out more and working together on their magic more. Blue also learns more about her magic. Mr. Grey is in the book, and we meet Mr. Greenmantle and his wife piper.

This book was about the friendships for these four. Blue really likes Gansey more Adam. I enjoyed Ronin and Adam's friendship develop more. In this book we learn more about the ley line & Sleepers & Kings. Blue is a big part of this book. I can't wait to see how this series ends. Maggie's writing is always so amazing. I love the Raven Boys series.

Book Review= B+

Thanks so much to Scholastic and this is my Honest Review

Friday, October 17, 2014

Capital Book Festival


The 2014 California Capital Book Festival is a free public event for book lovers, featuring prize-winning authors, presentations, children’s entertainers and activities, booksellers and other exhibitors. This inaugural literary event will be held Saturday, October 25, 10am-5pm and Sunday, October 26, 11am-5pm at the Sacramento Convention Center.
Meet and hear famous authors and illustrators, from across the US and around the world, as they present and sign their books.
Visit special venues: Culinary Delights, Kids Alley, Field of Sports, and All Things Pets. 

I will be there and totally excited to meet all of you . I am excited to see Brenda Novak, Alexis BassTracy ClarkDonna Cooner,Kelly Loy GilbertJenna Elizabeth Johnson , Hannah JayneStacey LeeJenny LundquistSabaa TahirJessica TaylorTalia Vance , Kelley York. This event sounds amazing . 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Snow like Ashes

Snow like Ashes
1st in a series
Balzer & Bray
Oct 14

Meira is an orphan and trained with Sir. Mather is the king of Winter, and they must do all that they can to protect him. Agapa is after all of the winterians. Meira finds half of the conduit of winter.

They head to Condell and make an agreement with Autumn. Theron is a prince and Meira is pledged to him. She wants to be free and save winter. She gets to know Theron better . Mather also has feelings for her too. Meira ends up fighting and taken captive. During this time she understands more about the rhythm & seasons. She also learns more about the conduits. She has been having some very vivid dreams since Mather gave her a blue stone. Her life is slowly changing.

This book was great with the world building. I loved the concept with seasons. I am not choosing a team because in my opinion they are both great for her. This book was amazing. I loved the imagery about how 1 snowflake can cause a blizzard. Meira is a strong female who questioned her life and those around her.

Book Review= A

Monday, October 13, 2014

My True Love Gave to Me

My true love gave to me
net Galley
Book review
st. Martin's Press
Oct 14

These are 12 different Christmas stories from different authors.

Holly Black-- Party & wishes & magic
Stephanie Perkins -- North and Christmas tree's **
Gayle Forman- Ned Flanders & pie
Jenny Han-  Clues
Myra McEntire-  Christmas pageant  & Sherlock Holmes
Kiersten White- Maria & Christmas CA & Diner **
Ally Carter- Plane and swapping a ticket
Laini Taylor- Daydreamer & Christmas Courting **
Rainbow Rowell -- Midnight at New Years
Matt De La Pena- showers and cooking
David Levithan- Christmas Santa

** this means that these stories were my favorites among the stories and they put me more into the Christmas spirit.

Book Review= B

Thanks so much to St. Martins Press and this is my Honest Review

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Stitching Snow

Stitching Snow
Net Galley
stand alone
Oct 14

Essie is a mechanic and knows her tech . She has been on her own for the past 8 years. She living in the mining district of Thanda. She loves to fight . Dane crash lands his plane , and is rescued by Essie. She also has these bots that help around the area. She ends up helping Dane, and makes a friend. He also has some secrets too.

Dane kidnaps Essie and takes her to another part of the galaxy. He is trying to do something for his family. She also finds out more about what has happened since she left all those years ago. She is a resident of Windsong, but she isn't ready to go back there.

This was an interesting take on Snow White. I loved the bots, and the friendship between Dane and Essie. I loved that there was a villain. It had all the aspects of Snow White. This did remind me of Marissa Meyer ( Lunar Chronicles) . This was one of the books that I did really want to read, and so glad that it lived up to the hype. I adore the cover.

Book Review= B

Thanks so much to Disney and this is my Honest Review

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fall with me -- Cover Reveal

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FALL WITH ME Synopsis:

Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice.

Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already.

But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself.