Sunday, 30 November 2014

The Bookboard



10 awesome books that i got in my mail, but couldn't accept to review for some reason. Just to give those books some love; I listed them down below! (only 6 for today)


The Immortality Game

Moscow, 2138. With the world only beginning to recover from the complete societal collapse of the late 21st Century, Zoya scrapes by prepping corpses for funerals and dreams of saving enough money to have a child. When her brother forces her to bring him a mysterious package, she witnesses his murder and finds herself on the run from ruthless mobsters. Frantically trying to stay alive and save her loved ones, Zoya opens the package and discovers two unusual data cards, one that allows her to fight back against the mafia and another which may hold the key to everlasting life.







Blood Gift

In a world of impossible things, where to touch the ancient power of the Strand brings mysterious and powerful gifts, an unnamed assassin on the edge of death is rescued by a nobleman driven by the urge to use his gift to bring ease to the peoples of the land.

It is an opportunity that brings the promise of redemption to the man renamed Vehemence. But Vehemence is more than an assassin wanting to give up his burdens. He is a blood-linker and the needed talent in the nobleman (under the alias of) Dolour's group of hex-breakers. It is as a blood-linker that he is given a home and a new cause - to assist the group in their good works. 

But Dolour's group operates under the watchful eye of the oppressive Guild of Impossible Things, and when their attention is turned elsewhere, does not hesitate to associate with the Faction, which works against the Guild in an invisible war.

Just when it seems likely that Vehemence will bring the Guild and Faction together in a new peace, he is uneasy. What are Dolour's real motives? Is there really a war between those who touch the Strand, and those touched by it? As they make plans to head out into the fearful Swamps, where the whole land lies under a deadly hex, Vehemence finds himself asking difficult questions, and deciding he must find the answers - even if it costs him his one chance for redemption.


Book I, Lost Legacy

A beautiful young woman is entombed alive as a sacrifice to angry gods…
A temple priest embarks upon a desperate flight across a hostile landscape deep in the heart of a lost continent…
In the possession of each, a sacred crystal skull.
England, 2012: With her life falling apart around her, Gemma Mason’s sleep is increasingly disturbed by vivid images of crystal skulls, golden cities and star travellers. Dreams that tell of courage, danger and heartbreak, and in which the future of the human race itself is at stake. As these dreams unfold, she realises she has been chosen to share an ancient knowledge, one that will have repercussions for the whole of humankind.
Lost Legacy (The Skull Chronicles, #1)Reluctantly, Gemma accepts her destiny, only to find herself hurled irretrievably into the maelstrom of Earth’s forgotten history. Suddenly, everything she has ever believed in is called into question as myth and legend crystallise into irrefutable fact. With the foundations of her own world crumbling, Gemma must confront her deepest fears, for she is being asked to reveal to the people of Earth the explosive secret of our lost past. It is a secret that will change forever the way we look at ourselves and our place in the universe. But are we ready to hear such a truth?




Reincarnation

Hailey had always been afraid to go home. She had always kept her head down, never speaking a word of her home life to anyone except her best friend, Jennifer.
But, when Jennifer moves away, her loneliness begins to engulf her, leaving her unstable at best. When Johnny, the hottest boy in school, humiliates her on a fake date, she is suddenly pushed over an edge, an edge she didn’t know she had.
In her rage, she releases an unexpected and powerful force, throwing her mother across the room in a blinding flash of light.
In a matter of a few days, her life is turned upside down. After discovering her powers, she is suddenly teleported across the universe to an alien kingdom, where she meets an oddly familiar prince. It is here on this strange but beautiful alien world where she learns who she was, and who she is destined to become.




The Shadow's Relic

The Shadow's RelicSet in the late seventeen hundreds, The Dark Warrior, a powerful killer with telekinetic abilities, steals an ancient weapon from the American government and uses its powers to unlock his own army of dead. With black skeletal beasts known as 'Death Angels' hailing down from the sky and ravenous 'zonbis' rising from the grave, Kaie Ellinger and Curtis Reynolds must join forces to protect the Caribbean, and ultimately, the recently united Thirteen Colonies. Ellinger, a doubtful yet trained assassin, and Reynolds, former thief with newly acquired super human strength, will need to do everything in their power to hunt and stop The Dark Warrior before he fully launches his final plot to cull only the 'strong' and 'worthy' from his wake of death and destruction.



Nighthawks at the Mission

Nighthawks at the MissionIn today's universe, The Oberon is the last place a settler from the USA can find the American dream alive and well. Thousands of settlers have come to live in this mysterious land on another world accessed only by an energy portal in the South Pacific. Facing a hopeless future and betrayed by her long-time boyfriend, Sarah Orange is one of those who leave the Earth. Quickly she falls in with a group of illegal salvagers that operates at night in the empty ruins. Sarah risks death from both The Oberon's corporate overseers as well as the indigenous beings who hate the settlers. With her life spinning out of control from drug addiction, Sarah searches for love and money in a world so close to - and yet so different from- our very own. But first, she must survive a terrorist threat that slowly begins to destroy her new homeland.




Lots of luck,
Bee







busy, busy, busy!

Okay. Lets have a chat.

I haven't been posting much as of lately.. i know, I feel the shame, but over winter break i'm going to try to read more and write on here more often.

The reason that I've been absent lately is that i'm trying to get more into my school work. I've been studying a lot more than i'm used to and schools has become very time consuming.

And i'm just a bit lazy, can't deny that.

So yeah. Pretty much whats going to happen is that i'll try to post more often and yeah. That's it really.

Have a nice afternoon!

Bee

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Snow Like Ashes by Sarah Raasch

I am so joyful to have read this novel. It was refreshing because of it's creativeness and it proved that there's still room for originality in the high-fantasy industry.

A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.


Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. training

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her           destiny is not, never has been, her own.

Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1)to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So basically this novel revolves around a Winterian girl, Meira, who alongside a handful of other refugees are trying to free their enslaved kingdom from the mad king of Spring. One particular person that she's with is called Mather, who is Winter's king, and they're kinda in love but they're also kinda not because they can't be together because he's royalty and blah blah. You get the drill.

The first topic i'd like to touch is how nicely written the whole thing was in general. It felt so poetic yet simple and I just enjoyed this novel so much for just that fact.
Of course  being written awesomely isn't the only reason why I recommend this to all YA High-Fantasy fans. The world of Primoria is so peculiar and awesome. When I turned the first few pages and observed the map I noticed the seasoned kingdoms and... that's just so cool! I adore that idea. One thing that I was a bit disappointed by though was the lack of information of other kingdoms in Primoria like Praisly, Summer and others that I don't even remember the name of... But I suppose that can be justified by the fact that this is only the first novel in the series.
But seasons aside, the magic was also portrayed in a lovely manner. Not the clearest magic I've seen but just original enough to be intriguing.

Meira. She. is. infuriating. I get that she's only a 16 year old girl in her adolescence and that she's trying to find herself and who she wants to be... but come on girl. get your stuff together. 
Don't get me wrong, she was WAY better than most YA female main characters. Meira was actually productive and toed the line of being clever at times.. but yikes, sometimes the little girl just shone through and I couldn't stand her. Like when she started stating and repeating the obvious over and over again.
And the weird-ish love triangle. Like guys guys GUYS. What was going on with that? Both Mather and Theron (Prince of another Kingdom, he gets introduced about midway through the novel) weren't very straightforward and stuff was a mess. Especially Mather was annoying. 

Now that we're speaking of His Highness, let me rant here for a bit. He was all over the place and nowhere at the same time. Like... his whole existence was useless, the novel could have worked just fine without him being a part of it at all. Except for the ending thingy which I won't spoil... but yeah. Mather was a no for me.

Also, the first few pages were pretty good, but around page 40 it started to go downhill and towards drama town. only at page 214 (Yes, I put a note on that page) shit started to go down!

What I found very disappointing was the plot twists. I guessed all of them. And I supposed they weren't that obvious... but my mind always wanders to worst case scenarios and you know. I almost always guess endings of novels; it's hard to surprise me. Still, that was a bummer.

Last thing is the cover. Now I agree with all the fangirls that are commenting on how beautiful it is, but there's something not quite right. It bothers me to no end that I can't figure out what the circle means! Like, I have no idea whatsoever what it could be. A conduit? Don't think so. Spring and winter? Maybe, but why in a circle? So many questionss.

Fear is a seed that, once planted, will only grow bigger

Lots of Luck,
Bee

Friday, 14 November 2014

Aversion by Kenechi Udogu

I received this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review

I don't go for paranormal YA romance often, but i'm glad that I picked Aversion up a few days ago! This book holds an intriguing but lighthearted story with just the right amount of romance and action to be appealing for a grand amount of readers, including kids.



For Gemma Green’s first time, things should have been straightforward. Find your subject, hold their gaze and push a thought into their head to save them from future disaster – Aversion complete. A pretty simple process given that the subject was to have no recollection of the experience. But Russ Tanner doesn’t seem to want to forget. In fact the more she tries to avoid him, the more he pushes to get to know her. Gemma knows she has a problem but is she facing the side effects of a failed Aversion or has the school’s tennis champ really fallen for her?



Aversion (The Mentalist Series, #1)
When I turned the first page of Aversion I wasn't expecting much. The Paranormal YA genre isn't my favorite, in fact I find most books in this genre despicable, but I must admit that Udogu did an extraordinary good job at pulling me into this story.
Now this novel isn't a masterpiece. There are some things that didn't work for me, but i will get to those later. First I want to emphasize how wonderful I found the writing. It was clean, simple and yet beautifully crafted. Because of this simplistic language, It's a perfect story for children. I'm not saying that it doesn't belong it the YA category, I just think that if you're looking for a bedtime story to tell your little ones? Go for Aversion.

One thing that that this novel lacked was character depth (no rhyme intended). Yes, every character (Which weren't many-not a bad thing, though) had their own personalities, pros and cons... but. There's a big but in there. I felt like all of them were very flat in their own ways. The main character, Gemma, was resourceful, pretty funny, very like-able and a realistic teenager, she's completely fine. But then we get the matter of her Dad, Russ and the villains. Gemma's Dad wasn't displayed enough in my opinion. He plays an essential part in the story and at the end of the book I wasn't very moved by any of his "revelations'' simply because I didn't know what to expect from him in the first place. Like I said, flat.
Then we have Russ, who is the perfect wonder-boy (really? really!?). Sporty (tennis, guys. Not even football or anything. tennis), funny, brave and he doesn't care about what people think of him. perfect boy right there.

Another point that i'd like to bring forward is the action and romance. I like how Udogu balanced them but (me being an action-lover) I found that the action lacked something. I wasn't on the tip of my chair and my heart wasn't pounding during any of these scenes. A bit more action wouldn't have hurt either.
Now the romance, Hah, I don't like Mr. Russ perfection. Why? He's not realistic and I found the romance very cheeky. Romance just isn't my thing, but if you enjoyed the romance in other Paranormal YA novels; you'll adore this!

Overall this YA (or childrens) novel was fun, lighthearted and easy to comprehend. Not only was it very enjoyable, but it's also super short! It has 133 pages and I read it within an hour. I'm very excited to start reading the sequel: Sentient.

Lots of Luck,
Bee

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Reluctant Prince: Blog Tour


Today i'm taking part in the blog tour of Reluctant Prince (If you hadn't noticed from the title)! I haven't actually finished this novel for multiple reasons (one being the lack of reading time), but I enjoyed the first chapter! Down below you can find a synopsis of the book, a small excerpt and a GIVEAWAY! How awesome is that, huh? You're gonna wanna check all of that out!

Reluctant Prince Synopsis:

Betrayal lies cloaked in shadow.
Seventeen year old Ryleigh Donnovan is certain her life is cursed. Nothing ever goes smoothly, and her first job interview is no exception. An earthquake rocks the building, sending Ryleigh on a frantic search for her younger sister, a search which lands her in the hospital. Terrified they’ll push her for answers she can’t afford to give, Ryleigh flees with a mysterious stranger.
Jackson Maynard is about to be ordained as a Death Dealer, a warrior for the Kingdom of Cymmera, but first he must pass one more test. When he fails to acquire the human girl the prophet has chosen, he’s forced to stand trial for treason. Banished from his realm, he seeks out the girl from the vision, Ryleigh Donnovan, and together they embark on a journey to save his dying kingdom.
"A gorgeously wrought fantasy realm with a heroine who will make you cheer!"
~Wendy Higgins, NYT and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy.


Excerpt from Reluctant Prince

A rhythmic rocking comforted Ryleigh. She couldn’t open her eyes, but that was okay. She would just float in peaceful obscurity.
“Ryleigh.” A man shook her shoulder. “Ryleigh, can you hear me?”
Yes. She wanted to answer, but she couldn’t form the words. Humming, familiar, though she couldn't quite place it. Something pricked her arm.
“Ryleigh, can you answer me?”
“Mmm hmm.”
Pressure against her head. Oww. Why did her head hurt so bad? Why wouldn’t these people leave her alone? A flicker of memory teased her. Rocking, bumping, the floor moving. Was she moving now? She reached for consciousness, only to be dragged back into oblivion.
A bright light shone against her eyes. She lay still for a moment, enjoying the orange and black swatches of color that swirled behind her closed lids. The blackness began to take on shape, the oranges and yellows merging to form a halo around a human shaped silhouette. The silhouette of a guy, his broad shoulders.
“Ryleigh.” The man spoke louder this time.
She struggled to respond. The dreamy image dissipated the instant her eyes fluttered open, but the memory plagued her, followed her into consciousness. Everything hurt, as if she’d been run over by a truck. Background noise intruded on her confusion, beeping, talking, footsteps, more beeping. Bright light burned her eyes, added to the already thunderous headache threatening to overwhelm her. Bile surged up the back of her throat.


About the author

Dani-Lyn Alexander lives on Long Island with her husband, three kids and three dogs. She loves spending time with her family, at the beach, the playground, or just about anywhere. In her spare time, which is rare, she enjoys reading and shopping—especially in book stores. Some of her favorite things include; Bernese Mountain Dogs, musicals, bubble baths and soft blankets. She’s an incurable insomniac and has an addiction to chocolate.



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Lots of luck,
Bee

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey #ReadingCram

So today I finished this book. I. Loved. It.

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker.

Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.
The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)


The 5th wave is something special, if not necessarily very original. It's another one of those YA apocalyptic novels, but the way the author mixes romance with action and logic is mesmerising..

What I loved most is how contemplative I became while reading. Throughout the whole book I was considering worst-case scenarios. And just as the main character; I trusted no one.

It's hard to write a review about this book because there really isn't much to say. The characters were great. Some grow in character as the story progresses, some don't. But all of them, yes even the secondary characters, have their own personalities and stick to them.

Wait, wait. There was this one thing that did bother me. Where were the aliens? C'mon guys. A little more action on their part would be appreciated! The lack of actual aliens was a bit disappointing.

And don't get me started on the writing. Metaphors packed with sarcasm. I loved it.

The plot was... I don't even know. The author leaves you guessing until the last few chapters about basically everything.

This review is pathetic. I haven't said anything... This is what a good novel does to me. My inner critic just died because there's nothing to criticise!

 5 out of 5.

 Why? Because this book achieved exactly what it was trying to achieve. It wanted you to think, to be paranoid, to have a laugh when the characters made sarcastic comments. This novel makes you love every character, and makes you question the intentions of pretty much...well, everyone. Including the characters you love.

Just go and read it, because this review is a mess and you probably don't even understand what I'm talking about. (For reviewers that did a MUCH better job at speaking of this book and share my opinions click this or this)

Lots of Luck,
Bee

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Spell It Out Challenge! #ReadingCram

This Challenge is for the Chills and Thrills Readathon! You can still join by listing yourself over at Dana's blog.



This frightful readathon is being hosted by the bloggers at A Perfection Called Books, Little Red Reader,Dana Square and Juliababyjen's Reading Room. So if you're happy and you know it CHECK THEM OUT!
Day 6 already! :D This readathon is so much fun already, i'm loving it!

Today I have to do the Spell It Out Challenge! Basically, I pick the word Ghost, Witch, Zombie or Howl and use their letters to spell out some book titles i've read this year! (Z,Q and Z can be present anywhere in the title)

( For example:
G Graceling by Kristin Cashore
H Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
O Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
S Sanctum by Sarah Fine
T Timebound by Rysa Walker)

Hosted by Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books.

I'm going to use the word zombie! Because zombie is an awesome word.

Z Zoo by James Patterson
O Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
M Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
B Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
I Insurgent by Veronica Roth
E Elemental by Kim Richardson

That will be it for today! I'll be back tomorrow with another challenge :D

Other bloggers that are participating!

1. Jenny @Juliababyjen's Reading Room  8. Dani @ Entertaining Interests  15. Sarah @ YA Bookaholic  
2. DanaSquare (Host)  9. Christina @ Creating Serenity  16. Julie @ Books Are Portable Magic  
3. Rachel @ APCB (Host)  10. Meghann @ Becoming Books  17. Zi The Bookish Gamer  
4. Andrew  11. Bee @ Let Books Bee  18. anastacia  

5. Sarah @ Words with Sarah  12. Sarah @ YA Bookaholic  19. Kelly @ Kellys Bookspill  
6. Kelly  13. Tia @ Read It Write Now  
7. Lauren @ Always Me  14. Liza @ WhoRu Blog  

Lots of Luck,
Bee

Monday, 27 October 2014

Song Challenge! #ReadingCram

This Challenge is for the Chills and Thrills Readathon! You can still join by listing yourself over at Dana's blog.


This frightful readathon is being hosted by the bloggers at A Perfection Called Books, Little Red Reader,Dana Square and Juliababyjen's Reading Room. So if you're happy and you know it CHECK THEM OUT!
It's a little late right now and i still have to watch yesterday's TWD, so i'm going to make this quick!

For today's challenge i'll be making a music playlist for any of my creepy reads. Pretty simple right? I sure hope so.

Hosted by Bookscape Reviews

Emm. Can I pick The 5th wave again? It's pretty creepy, aliens and crap. Let's do The 5th wave! :D Great.
So let's see..





  1. Green Day, Boulevard of Broken Dreams
  2. Ac Dc, Hells Bells
  3. Muse, Time Is Running Out
  4. Imagine Dragons, Demons
  5. Muse, Citizen Erased.
Conclusion: My taste in music sucks.
Other conclusion: That playlist is pretty depressive.

That will be all! Going to watch some zombies now! :D (SO EXCITED. I hope Beth is back!!!)

Lots of Luck,
Bee

Blood Line: Blog Tour


So today i'm tagging along with a blog tour! The book you can see in the huge banner (Up there, no way you missed it) is Blood Line by John J. Davis! I read the book, it was pretty good. You can read my review and two excerpts down below. But first, let me give you some more information about the book and tour!

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Blood Line , A Granger Spy Novel (Book 1)

by John J. Davis

Publisher: Simon & Winter, Inc.

Genres: Action, thriller

254 Pages

Release date: October 14, 2014

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“Sharply written, with characters that readers will be happy to see again.” —Kirkus Reviews 

Blood Line is a high-voltage spy thriller that redefines rogue—the Granger Spy Novel series introduces a loving family with lethal issues caught in the crosshairs of global arms dealers.
When a simple home invasion turns out to be not so simple, Ron Granger must put aside his quiet rural life and return to the Central Intelligence Agency. 

Aided by his brilliant wife, Valerie, and resourceful teen daughter, Leecy, Ron must quickly decide who to believe among the calculating opportunists, shrewd criminals, and power-hungry rival agencies racing to possess the technology that will change modern warfare forever. But when Leecy is kidnapped, Ron and Val must choose between the mission and a rescue. 
With time quickly running out, Ron only knows one thing: 

When you can’t trust anyone else, trust your family.

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Purchase Links for Blood Line


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John J. Davis is the author of the Granger Spy Novel series, including Blood Line and the soon to be published sequel, Bloody Truth, available Spring 2015.
 Davis grew up in the Southeastern US and after university traveled extensively in North America during his career as a regional sales rep and independent broker for leaders in the transportation, shipping and pharma industries. His years sitting in lobbies and airports honed his skill for human observation and fed his talent for writing fast-paced, character-driven stories. 

His inspiration for the Granger family-of-spies comes from the people he has known and his family roots in the Carolinas–the extraordinarily strong and gentle women and men, whose lives are defined by the love, trust and respect for family. Currently at work on the third Granger Spy Novel and a screenplay, Davis lives near Atlanta with his wife, daughter and two dogs.



Author John J. Davis will be making personal appearances at bookstores while the virtual book tour is in progress. If you live in the areas he'll be visiting and would like to meet him, here are the locations he will be at throughout October and November:

Thu Oct 23 – Charlotte NC
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Charlotte NC Park Road Books - 4139 Park Road Charlotte, NC C 28209 

Wed Oct 29 – NYC
6:30pm – 8:30pm
NYC Mysterious Bookshop - 58 Warren St, New York, NY 10007

November 3
6:30pm-Westlake, OH
Barnes & Noble, 198 Crocker Park Blvd Westlake, OH 44145
(440) 250-9233

Fri Nov 7 – Chicago
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Chicago - Barbara's Books Willis Tower - Willis Tower Chicago - Lower Level 233 S. Wacker Drive Chicago

Nov 8 – Burr Ridge, IL 
1:00pm – 2:00pm 
Chicago - Barbara's Books Burr Ridge - 810 Village Center Dr, Illinois and Michigan Canal, Burr Ridge, IL 60527

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Follow the Virtual Tour Here:

Oct 13 Like a Bump on a Blog Special spotlight post to kick-off the tour

Oct 13 Author J. Scott Sharp Spotlight

Oct 14 B.C Brown's Books...Weird is Good Spotlight & guest post

Oct 15 Book Bunny PR Review and more

Oct 16 Book Bunny PR Review and more

Oct 16 Monica Pulliam Spotlight & Excerpt

Oct 17 Write as Raine Spotlight & Playlist

Oct 20 Getta Got to Have Its Review & Exerpt

Oct 21 Ciara Ballintyne Spotlight

Oct 22 Terri's Little Haven Review

Oct 23 Rebecca Campbell Books

Oct 24 Megan's Blog Spotlight

Oct 27 Let Books Bee Review and guest post

Oct 28 Becca Hamilton Books Spotlight/Exerpt

Oct 29 Rainy of the Dark Spotlight

Oct 30 My Train of Thoughts on... Review

Oct 31 Contest Patti Spotlight

Nov 3rd McClellan Books Spotlight & Excerpt

Nov 3 Skye Skye Review

Nov 4 Like a Bump on a Blog Review & Special spy feature

Nov 4 Desafio in the City Spotlight/Excerpt

Nov 5 Cia Says Excerpt & guest post

Nov 7 Notorious Spinks Talks Review

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Excerpts from Blood Line

The black SUV I’d seen earlier came into sight. I watched it cruise through the parking lot of the motel next door. I slid down in my seat in an effort to hide behind the steering wheel, and knew without question the SUV was looking for us, but what I didn’t know is how anyone could’ve found us.

I had to act. I had to get to the room where Valerie and Leecy were sleeping. It was only a matter of time before the SUV made it to the Motel 6 parking lot.

I peered over the steering wheel. The width of the Motel 6 parking lot and a thin grass divider was all that lay between them and the Oldsmobile. The distance was about two hundred feet. I ran to the room. Inserting the old fashioned key into the lock, I turned the doorknob and stepped inside to find the girls awake and staring out the window.

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I woke up on the cold concrete floor of Anderson’s garage. I didn’t know how long I’d been out, but at least I was alive. I stood slowly and was immediately dizzy and fought the urge to vomit. I probably had a concussion. I walked on very unsteady legs toward an open overhead door and the fresh night air and kept walking toward the front door of the house. I fell up the two steps, pushing the front door of the house open. I saw with blurred vision heads turn and look in my direction. I couldn’t make out any of the faces. I heard talking but I didn’t understand what was being said. Valerie’s face came into focus looking over me. She was unharmed.

“You’ve got a really nasty black eye and busted lip. Here, look in the mirror,” she said as she steered me to the left.

The left side of my face was red with black and blue streaks.

I remarked, “I’ve seen worse. What happened after I lost consciousness?”

Val steered me to the kitchen table and helped me sit down.

“You have a hematoma on the back of your head the size of a baseball. Sit here. I’m getting aspirin.” She turned to walk away but I grabbed her hand and said in my firmest voice, “Look, I’ve been worse: shot twice, stabbed in the back and chest. I’ve broken both arms and one hand. This is nothing. Tell me what happened.”

“Moore and Porter have Leecy.''

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Review, Blood Line by John J. Davis


To be honest, I think this book could have been way better in many ways. But at the same time, I kinda like it as it is. You must have no idea what I’m blabbing about, so let me tell you.

Blood Line is a thriller/action novel, but it was too slow-paced for my liking. Not enough toe-curling mysteries or omg-what’s-happening-OMG action scenes.

The first 2/3 of the book also felt like a history lesson. Too much talking about the past, not enough being revealed about what was going on in the present.

BUT. After you get through that history lesson, the story starts to build up into awesomeness. I can guarantee that it’s worth reading through.

The environment was described in a mesmerizing way, I could really see the words on the pages come alive in my mind like a movie.

The only problem I had with the writing was the lack of emotion. Now this was something that exasperated me to no end. There’s this saying I read about a while ago “Don’t tell; show”. Don’t tell me somebody is scared, show me by describing their eyes widening, their hands shaking uncontrollably, etc.

Before I get into the ending, Let’s take a moment to talk about the characters. in particular, The protagonist’s insanely intelligent daughter, Leecy. She’s a cool character, all right. But what I don’t get about her is the lack of any trauma… maybe it was just shock, but like… c’mon! I can’t spoil anything, so I’ll just say that some awful things are going to happen to Leecy. And she wasn't that affected by any of it.

Then there was Julia, she’s a secondary character, but I just think she’s a little off. But at least she has kind of a reason to be like that… A reason I’m not going to reveal right now. You’ll just have to read the book and judge for yourself ;)

Okay! So, returning to one of the previous topics. After History, you get P.E.! I really, really, really enjoyed the last chapters. They were interesting and the action was great. Valerie is BADASS. Like holy crap. Don't want to piss her off.

I can’t really give this novel more than 3 stars because the first half of the book was… well, slow-paced and not thrilling enough.



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That was all! I hope you're going to check out this novel, it's kind of a book you read when it's raining outside and you're snuggling on a couch next to a fire :D.

Lots of Luck,
Bee

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Recreation Challenge! #ReadingCram

This Challenge is for the Chills and Thrills Readathon! You can still join by listing yourself over at Dana's blog.

This frightful readathon is being hosted by the bloggers at A Perfection Called Books, Little Red Reader,Dana Square and Juliababyjen's Reading Room. So if you're happy and you know it CHECK THEM OUT!
I don't think this challenge has a name, so I'll call it the Recreation Challenge!
It's pretty simple in theory, but actually making it happen is a bit tricky. What i'm supposed to do is take a book title and/or cover and Halloweenify it! (For example: Fangirl = Fang-girl, or The Night Circus = The Fright Circus). 

Hosted by MySeryniti!

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The book I chose was Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas! I love it quite a lot and I'm SO excited for book 4 to be unleashed! (Yes, I know I said unleashed. But c'mon, released just isn't good enough for Celaena). 

I know this has nothing to do with this readathon, but this is my blog so whatever. I just want to talk about ACOTAR aka. A Court of Thorns and Roses for a second. It's an upcoming book of Sarah! The cover was revealed a little while ago and I fell in love. You can check out the cover here or here or here or here or just google ACOTAR and you'll be fine. 

OKAY! Let's get back to the challenge.

So yeah, Throne of Glass. I changed it into Throne of Ghosts... I know. It's lame, but I couldn't think of anything else! 
I also remade the cover *shudders* I really suck at photoshop but here it is!



 Throne of Ghosts. ------->


<-------- Throne of Glass.












The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)




You don't have to say anything, I know it's terrible xD

NOW! If you have not read Throne of Glass and you're into Fantasy YA then... what have you been doing since 2012?! Go check them out now!

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Other People doing the readathon:

1. Jenny @Juliababyjen's Reading Room  8. Dani @ Entertaining Interests  15. Sarah @ YA Bookaholic  
2. DanaSquare (Host)  9. Christina @ Creating Serenity  16. Julie @ Books Are Portable Magic  
3. Rachel @ APCB (Host)  10. Meghann @ Becoming Books  17. Zi The Bookish Gamer  
4. Andrew  11. Bee @ Let Books Bee  18. anastacia  

5. Sarah @ Words with Sarah  12. Sarah @ YA Bookaholic  19. Kelly @ Kellys Bookspill  
6. Kelly  13. Tia @ Read It Write Now  
7. Lauren @ Always Me  14. Liza @ WhoRu Blog

Lots of Luck,
Bee

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Teaser Challenge! #ReadingCram

This Challenge is for the Chills and Thrills Readathon! You can still join by listing yourself over at Dana's blog.


This frightful readathon is being hosted by the bloggers at A Perfection Called Books, Little Red Reader, Dana Square and Juliababyjen's Reading Room. So if you're happy and you know it CHECK THEM OUT!
Today I'll be doing the Teaser Challenge! I'm going to pick up the book i'm currently reading, flip through it, then ADD three spooky words to the first two sentences I see!

This challenge is being hosted by Andrew@ EndlesslyReading


The book i'm going to use for this is the fifth wave. I'm loving it so far, even though it's a little bit confusing at this point... but that's what I like about it. The book makes you paranoid.

The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)
But Sam gave the bloodcurdling Bear to Cassie to keep her company. and he's never slept without bear, not ever, not since Bear came staggering to him, anyway. 

That was harder than I thought. Seriously, I dare you to do this right now. Just pick up a random book and try it out.

That was the challenge for today! Tomorrow I'll be back with a new one, but if you want to see how other people did this same challenge; check them out by clicking the links below!

1. Jenny @Juliababyjen's Reading Room  8. Dani @ Entertaining Interests  15. Sarah @ YA Bookaholic  
2. DanaSquare (Host)  9. Christina @ Creating Serenity  16. Julie @ Books Are Portable Magic  
3. Rachel @ APCB (Host)  10. Meghann @ Becoming Books  17. Zi The Bookish Gamer  
4. Andrew  11. Bee @ Let Books Bee  18. anastacia  

5. Sarah @ Words with Sarah  12. Sarah @ YA Bookaholic  19. Kelly @ Kellys Bookspill  
6. Kelly  13. Tia @ Read It Write Now  
7. Lauren @ Always Me  14. Liza @ WhoRu Blog

Lots of Luck,
Bee