Review: House of Korba by C.L. Stone

Posted 23 February, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: House of Korba by C.L. Stone

Check out my review of Introductions (The Ghost Bird Series #1) Check out my review of First Days (The Ghost Bird Series #2) Check out my review of Friends vs. Family (The Ghost Bird Series #3) Check out my review of Forgiveness and Permission (The Ghost Bird Series #4) Check out my review of Drop of Doubt (The Ghost Bird Series #5) Check out my review of Push and Shove (The Ghost Bird Series #6) If I had to say which boy this book revolved around, it would have to be Silas. It was interesting to see more of his background, especially because it definitely complicated the plot. That being said, this book revolved around three things—Sang’s growing attraction for all of the boys, the homecoming dance that may be the target of a bomb threat, and Silas’ past and family catching up with them and threatening to pull him under. That being said, like all of the Academy books so far, this book was absolutely interesting and engaging. It would appear as though C.L. Stone is nowhere near losing her momentum as she blasts through these books—interested of things getting boring, they are constantly getting more interesting, which is a hard thing to achieve with 7.5 books in the series so far. And one more thing that I would like to mention—the way the Stone incorporates characters from the companion series, The Scarab Beetle […]



Review: Push and Shove by C.L. Stone

Posted 20 February, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Push and Shove by C.L. Stone

Check out my review of Introductions (The Ghost Bird Series #1) Check out my review of First Days (The Ghost Bird Series #2) Check out my review of Friends vs. Family (The Ghost Bird Series #3) Check out my review of Forgiveness and Permission (The Ghost Bird Series #4) Check out my review of Drop of Doubt (The Ghost Bird Series #5) I had been looking forward to getting this far into the series because it was released that something major would happen in this book—Sang’s first kiss! Push and Shove had a nice balance of things—action, suspense, mystery, and romance. Yes—we actually get some romance! The boys and Sang are still working towards some mysteries that are plaguing Ashley Waters—the Vice Principal is still missing, the Principal is still hovering, Mr. Blackbourne is still the target of an unidentified bomber, and Sang and the boys are still trying to figure out the identify of the masked man who warned her against the boys. Add in the fact that Nathan’s abusive father makes and appearance and Sang is starting to cave into the boys’ affections, and you’ve got yourself and extremely engaging book. I literally could not put it down if I wanted to—there was so much at stake in this book it wasn’t even funny. As I mentioned, Sang gets her first kiss in this book! I’m not going to say who, but […]


Top 5 Wednesday: Friend Groups

Posted 18 February, 2015 by Jamie Mariano in Top 5 Wednesday / 0 Comments
Top 5 Wednesday: Friend Groups

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. This series is open to any book-lover who wants to participate. Be sure to check out the T5W group on Goodreads for more information! This week’s topic: Friend Groups You Want To Be A Part Of   So, this list was terribly hard to compile because I’m that type of reader who’d give up a limb just to share the same air with a character. Nevertheless, here is my attempt:   5. Q, Ben, & Radar, Paper Towns by John Green       I’ve made it my life’s goal to find the best road trip buddies. Having read this book, Q & his best friends have completely skewed all my expectations. These guys are the greatest kind of awkward-nerdy out there, and most importantly, they care deeply for each other. Q, Ben, & Radar — I’d hooky with you to the moon and back.           4. Alana, Marko, & Hazel, Saga by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples       All the characters in this series are absolutely ridiculous. But if I had to choose, I’d rather be ridiculous with Hazel’s family. Her parents, Alana and Marko, are star-crossed lovers surviving in the midst of an intergalactic war, yet despite this, the family still has time to love and laugh and be super-badass. Because family. (Please adopt me.)         […]


Review: Drop of Doubt by C.L. Stone

Posted 18 February, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Drop of Doubt by C.L. Stone

Check out my review of Introductions (The Ghost Bird Series #1) Check out my review of First Days (The Ghost Bird Series #2) Check out my review of Friends vs. Family (The Ghost Bird Series #3) Check out my review of Forgiveness and Permission (The Ghost Bird Series #4) Now that Sang’s family problems have been dealt with for the most part, they boys have returned to Ashley Waters on their secret Academy mission. However, after Sang’s phone number is leaked into the school, Sang begins to get threatening anonymous calls, pushing Sang and the boys into lockdown mode. There was a ton of action in this book! I think that this was the most suspenseful one yet—there is a masked stranger, threatening calls, the reappearance of some bullies, and a crazy girl who is bent on claiming one of the boys. There was so much going on that there was never a dull moment, but at the same time, the pace wasn’t too fast to keep up with. We get a bit more of a glimpse into the Academy, but, like the title said, there is a bit of doubt that is instilled into Sang. That’s the only thing that bothered me about this novel—how easily Sang began to doubt the boys that so obviously care for her. I got over it after a while, but it was a bit shocking to […]


Review: Forgiveness and Permission by C.L. Stone

Posted 16 February, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Forgiveness and Permission by C.L. Stone

Check out my review of Introductions (The Ghost Bird Series #1) Check out my review of First Days (The Ghost Bird Series #2) Check out my review of Friends vs. Family (The Ghost Bird Series #3) Forgiveness and Permission’s plot has shifted its focus back to what is going on at the school. There were some scary moments and some creepy moments. I am disliking the Principal and Vice Principal of the school less and less. That being said, they were definitely making things difficult, but also interesting. I think that we are getting closer and closer to seeing why exactly the boys’ Academy group was sent into Ashley Waters. Also, the tension is building between Sang and all the guys—even a bit with Mr. Blackbourne and Dr. Green. It’s a bit amusing to see Sang freaking out about it, but it definitely says something good about her character. She doesn’t want to lead them on, which is nice of her. On the other hand, the boys are struggling not to make anymore moves (as per the agreement that they came to). The tension was palpable in this installment, and I won’t be surprised if something interesting happens in one of the next two books or so. In this installment, we finally see Mr. Blackbourne and other one of the guys trying to figure out if and how they can bring Sang […]


Release Day Launch: Lure by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Posted 16 February, 2015 by Gabbie in Giveaway, Promo, Release Day Party / 0 Comments
Release Day Launch: Lure by Alyssa Rose Ivy

We are so thrilled to celebrate the Release of Alyssa Rose Ivy’s LURE! LURE is the first novel in her New Adult Paranormal Romance series The Allure Chronicles! Make sure you grab the prequel novella, SEDUCTION’S KISS, while it is FREE for a limited time!!! There’s danger in the beauty… Two years, six months, and twenty-five days. That’s how long it had been since I’d seen my winged hero— not that I’d been counting. I’d suffered through years of counseling just to convince my friends and family that I wasn’t crazy and knew he didn’t exist. But he did. And I was done waiting. Days after college graduation I headed back down to New Orleans to retrace my steps and find Owen again only to find my life was about to get even crazier… thanks to the most beautiful and dangerous of all paranormal creatures, the Allures. Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GooglePlay | iTunes | Kobo We stood awkwardly for another moment before I had to break the silence. “It’s been a while.” “Two and a half years.” “I thought about you the past few Halloweens.” “I thought about you more than that. It’s actually pretty humiliating now that I’m standing in the same room with you. I don’t know what I was thinking.” She looked away. “I lied.” “About?” I walked toward her. I had to wipe that regret […]



Review: Friends vs. Family by C.L. Stone

Posted 13 February, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Friends vs. Family by C.L. Stone

Check out my review of Introductions (The Ghost Bird Series #1) Check out my review of First Days (The Ghost Bird Series #2) In this installment, Friends vs. Family, we again are following Sang and the boys. In the previous novels, we saw some of what Sang goes through by the hand of her sick mother, but this installment was focused on Sang’s family life. I liked that it was primarily about the things that were going on in that aspect of her life because I had been curious about it after seeing bits and pieces of it in the previous books. Even though this installment focused more on Sang’s home life and not what the Academy boys were doing in the school, it definitely was not lacking in action. Actually, I liked this book the best thus far. There were some heart pounding moments and some scary ones. We also find out some plot-changing things about Sang and her family. I was absolutely glued to the book. I liked that the boys really stepped up to help Sang, even Mr. Blackbourne and Dr. Green. I liked that they were so quick to want to help her. They were especially selfless and overprotective and adorable in this installment. Also, the tension between them all is definitely building and I am excited to see where that leads. Also, I am interested […]


Review: First Days by C.L. Stone

Posted 11 February, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: First Days by C.L. Stone

Check out my review of Introductions (The Ghost Bird Series #1) Because there are so many books in this series so far, I don’t think that it is necessary to go into detail on the guys and Sang every review, as I don’t think that they will drastically change very much. That being said, I’m going to focus on the plot and stuff with this following reviews. First Days is about exactly what the title suggests: Sang and the boys’ first week at Ashley Waters high school. The boys are on some secret mission to help improve Ashley Waters, but it is obvious that they stand out (with their business casual school clothing) and that they are not wanted, especially by the Principal and Vice Principal. And because they have now taken Sang under their wing, she is being singled out as well. First Days definitely had a lot more action than Introductions. There was a lot of drama with the boys not fitting in and people trying to pick on them and fight them. There were definitely some heart pounding moments, especially during the end of the novel. Sang was really brave and tough in this installment, more so than I got the feeling that she was in book one. It was a pleasant surprise. Although she is extremely naive and sheltered, she is also caring and determined, especially […]