Category: Review


Blog Tour: Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington

Posted 20 March, 2013 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Review / 2 Comments
Blog Tour: Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington

Title: EmblazeAuthor: Jessica ShirvingtonSeries: The Violet Eden Chapters #3Publisher: Sourcebooks FirePublication Date: March 5, 2013Source: ARC received from publisher via Netgalley     Once again Violet Eden faces an impossible choice … and the consequences are unimaginable.     Violet has come to terms with the fact that being part angel, part human, means her life will never be as it was.    Now Violet has something Phoenix – the exiled angel who betrayed her – will do anything for, and she has no intention of letting it fall into his hands. The only problem is that he has something she needs too.     Not afraid to raise the stakes, Phoenix seemingly holds all the power, always one step ahead. And when he puts the final pieces of the prophecy together, it doesn’t take him long to realize exactly who he needs in order to open the gates of Hell.    With the help of surprising new allies, ancient prophecies are deciphered, a destination set and, after a shattering confrontation with her father, Violet leaves for the islands of Greece without knowing if she will have a home to return to… Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | The Book Depository My Review Favorite Quote(s): “‘Violet!’ Lincoln said, then sighed. ‘You don’t love him. This isn’t real. You know what’s real and it’s hard and it hurts and we can’t…Damn it, Vi–we’re real!’” […]


Review: Entice by Jessica Shirvington

Posted 18 March, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Entice by Jessica Shirvington

Favorite Quote(s): “‘I don’t know that I will ever do anything in my life remarkable enough to make me deserve you, but I promise you, Violet, I will try every day for the rest of my life.’” Favorite Character: Lincoln. He really cares for Violet, and I feel like there is a lot more to the way that he acts. First Line: “I held the dagger in my right hand, the hilt heavy and intricately carved, the blade long and slim.” My Musings: Jessica Shirvington is an amazing writer. In this second installment of the Violet Eden chapters, we follow Violet and her crew as they make their way to Jordan to find the Scriptures. The Scriptures that Phoenix is out to get. This novel was a labyrinth of action and events. There is lots of fighting, special powers, and discovery that go on in this book. In addition to that, this book is loaded with forbidden and forbidden love, humor, and lots of seriousness. The plot in this novel was fully developed–Shirvington clearly knew what she was doing when she brought this story to life. The events were well planned out, and nothing was confusing over the course of the novel. The writing itself was very realistic and descriptive, and it painted a clear picture of things as the story progressed. The world that Shrivington created was intense and fun. The […]


Blog Tour: The Crimson Hunt by Victoria Smith

Posted 15 March, 2013 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 1 Comment
Blog Tour: The Crimson Hunt by Victoria Smith

      Title: The Crimson Hunt Author: Victoria H. Smith Series: Eldaen Light Chronicles, #1Publication date: November 8th 2012Source: Review copy received from author for blog tour Follow the Tour here     College junior Ariel Richmond is working on year three of Project Normalcy.    Her house reeks of keggers past and her bestie is just a slight bit vulgar. But the thing is—they both aid in making life refreshingly uneventful.    So much for hard-earned mediocrity when Luca Grinaldi appears on the scene.    Luca’s sudden presence on campus is hard to ignore. Those bright eyes act like a beacon to unsuspecting females, and with features like his, he’s got to be moonlighting for GQ. Luca hopelessly captivates Ariel with his confidence and charisma, but the mysteries surrounding him make him nearly untouchable. And just when Ariel grows close enough to unlock his secrets, a tragic event sends her life in a downward spiral.That steady life is no longer an option and allies quickly become scarce. The mysterious Luca seems to be the only one willing to help her—but with that trust comes the burden of his secrets. He has a dark mission of otherworldly proportions, and is willing to sacrifice as many lives as it takes to see it completed.    Gone are the days of simply maintaining normalcy, and if Ariel isn’t cautious with her trust, so soon may be […]


Review: Unbroken by Melody Grace

Posted 12 March, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Unbroken by Melody Grace

Favorite Quote(s): “Mom always told me there are two kinds of love in this world: the steady breeze, and the hurricane.” Favorite Character: My favorite characters are tied between Daniel and Lacey. They’re such great, well written supporting characters that I can’t help but be drawn to them. First Line: “Mom always told me there are two kinds of love in this world: the steady breeze, and the hurricane.” My Musings: Unbroken was all that I thought it would be. It was a mix between heartbreak, heartache, and a passionate love that consumes everything in its path. Melody Grace was written a beautiful debut novel. In this novel, we follow Juliet as she is shoved back into the town where her heart was broken four years prior–and the man who did it is still there. And he will do anything to get her back. Regardless of the fact that Juliet has created a new life for herself–a new, steady boyfriend, a job lined up, and graduation in the few coming months, Juliet cannot help but be pulled back into the hurricane that is Emerson Ray. I really enjoyed reading from Juliet’s point of view. She was such a complex character–constantly going back and forth between what was safe and what her heart desired. She had genuine feelings towards those that she let down, as well as her first love. She […]


Mini-Review: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Posted 7 March, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 3 Comments
Mini-Review: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Favorite Quote(s): “’If you touch me like that again, Evangeline,’ he began in a husky tone, dropping to his seat once more, ‘in the space of a heartbeat, I will have you off this bike and onto the closest horizontal surface. And I woan be picky, no.’” Favorite Character: Evie. Very interesting character. First Line: “She’s so lovely, so fragile” My Musings: Poison Princess is a great dystopian novel. I loved the concept of the world that Cole created. It was interesting, and her plot and characters sealed he deal. Cole’s writing was descriptive, and it transported me into a world unlike one I’ve ever experienced. I was scary yet thrilling to see the world that these characters were living in. I also loved the concept of her novel. I have never read a novel centered around Tarot cards. Cole’s new idea was wildly refreshing in the world of YA literature that is mainly based around werewolves, vampires, and the like. Cole’s characters were dynamic as well. I loved watching them grow and develop as the novel went on. Evie evolved a lot. She grew into someone strong and somewhat wrathful. However, it was necessary in regard to all that she had gone through. I also enjoyed Jack’s character. That accent! Other than that, though, Jack had a rough exterior, but I don’t believe that that is all that is to him. I think […]


Blog Tour: Kiss Me by Jillian Dodd

Posted 2 March, 2013 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 0 Comments
Blog Tour: Kiss Me by Jillian Dodd

Title: Kiss Me (The Keatyn Chronicles, #2)Author Name: Jillian DoddRelease date: November 28, 2012Genre: RomanceAge Group: Mature Young AdultTour organized by: AToMR Tours I’ve always written scripts for my perfect life.But no way could I have ever scripted this.My life is so far from perfect, it’s not even funny.All because of a stalker.I’m at a boarding school where I have to lie about who I am.I can’t see my family.I’m tutoring a hottie god that tortures me with his smile.The most popular girl already hates me.But there’s this boy.This hot, sweet, sexy boy.So I’m going to stop trying to script my life and just live it.Because who knows how long I have left. Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble   My Review Favorite Quote(s): “I’ll never forget: that’s how our teacher taught us how to spell assume. When you assume, you make an ass out of you and me.“ Favorite Character: Riley and Dallas. Yeah they’re supporting characters, but their sweet and look out for Keatyn. First Line: “When I come off the stage, there is Dawson.” My Musings: Kiss Me was a great installment to the Keatyn Chronicles. In Kiss Me, we pick right up with Keatyn as she has just been put on the school’s dance team. We then follow Keatyn as she tries to adapt to life at her new school–without any ties to her old life. […]


Review: The Truth About Letting Go by Leigh T. Moo..

Posted 1 March, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments
Review: The Truth About Letting Go by Leigh T. Moore

Favorite Character: Jordan. He’s sweet and understanding. He was also headstrong and an overall great character. First Line: “I’m not ready for this.“ My Review: The Truth About Letting Go was a very powerful read. Moore has created a true work of art—something that can never be replaced. This novel touched the depths of my heart. It made me feel a variety of emotions. The writing was detailed, descriptive, and had a certain flow. I loved Moore’s writing style; it kept me pulled in for the course of the novel In The Truth About Letting Go, we follow the life of Ashley Lockett, as she struggles to find herself after the death of her father. Ashley grew and matured so much over the course of the novel. At first, she was heartbroken. Her best friend, her father, died of cancer, and no matter how much she prayer, no matter how much she wished, he was not coming back. She then turned into the complete opposite of what she was. She stopped going to church. She started doing bad things. And she got involved with Colt. Colt was a character that I honestly did not like for all but the last of the novel. He was arrogant, slutty, and was an extremely bad influence. I hated the person that Ashley became when she was with him. But there are also things […]


Review: Elixir by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted 25 February, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: Elixir by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Check out my review of Half-Blood (Covenant #1) Check out my review of Pure (Covenant #2) Check out my review of Deity (Covenant #3) Favorite Quote(s): “Love is such a wild and reckless creature. It cannot be planned or threaded. It cannot be controlled. Love can coexist with Fate, or it can undo it. Love is the only thing more powerful than Fate.” Favorite Character: Aiden. He’s so sweet! First Line: “Alex clenched the titanium bars honed by Hephaestus and Apollo, amber-colored eyes burning with hate.” My Musings: I loved seeing what’s happening to Alex from Aiden’s POV. Aiden sincerely loves Alex and wants what’s best for her. He’s willing to make sacrifices he knows she will never forgive him for. He’s willing to see her in a cage. He’s willing to have she talk crap to him about how he’s not important to her. He’s willing to do anything for her. It’s amazing determination that he possesses. It’s true love that he feels for her. That much is evident through every part of this novella. Everything he does, everything he says, all goes back to Alex. “Alex, you have to be in there. I know you. My heart would not be beating if you were truly gone.” “I swore to you that I wouldn’t let that happen, and I know I’ve failed you, but I’m not going to just […]


Review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hod..

Posted 22 February, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments
Review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Check out my review of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1) Favorite Quote(s): “‘Now you’re just being cruel.’ ‘I like pushing your buttons.’ ‘You’d enjoy it more if you undid them first.’” Favorite Character: Noah Shaw. Please, tell me that this isn’t absolutely adorable: “‘If I were to live a thousand years, I would belong to you for all of them. If we were to live a thousand lives, I would want to make you mine in each one.’” First Line: “You will love him to ruins.” My Musings: Like the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, The Evolution of Mara Dyer has managed to sweep me off of my feet. Mara Dyer’s tale continues in the Evolution, with Mara waking up after her freak out at the police station in the Unbecoming. Mara, unfortunately, is again said to be insane, and winds up in an outpatient rehabilitation program called Horizons. But alas, everything is not lost: Jamie, her friend from Croyden is also at Horizons, and Mara isn’t in lock down. I really enjoy Hodkin’s writing. It’s descriptive, and it weaves a deliciously creepy and mysterious story as we follow Mara and Noah in figuring out who and what they are. The story kept me up all night—I managed to read this one in one sitting. It was probably a bad idea reading this at night, however. If you are […]


Mini Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michel..

Posted 14 February, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments
Mini Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Favorite Quote(s): “Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real.” Favorite Character: Noah. Love him to death. First Line: “The ornate script on the board twisted in the candlelight, making the letters and numbers dance in my head.” My Musings: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was everything that everyone said that it would be. It was the perfect mix of thrill, mystery, danger, and romance. In this novel, we follow the life of Mara Dyer, who lived to be the only survivor of an accident that killed her friends. After moving to Miami, Florida, Mara tries to create a new life for herself—but she can’t get over the nagging feeling that it was her fault. Mara makes new friends (err, friend), and even snags the eye of bad boy Noah Shaw. But things aren’t always as they appear. The Unbecoming was written beautifully. Its descriptive prose was able to put me into the world of Mara, which I must admit, was very creepy, yet exhilarating. The concept of the novel is intriguing in itself; when I read the behind the story on Hodkin’s Simon and Schuster profile, I was amazed. The characters were well developed as well, and the plot kept me attached to the book for 5 hours straight. Noah, Daniel, and Mara have managed to worm their way into my heart, and […]