Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Not-yet-released books I'm DYING to read

Do you ever have those books where you are just DYING to read them? Wether they are the end of a series, or just a new book from an author you LOVE or just because? Well I KNOW THE FEELING! But I tend to be very selective about which books I OBSESS over and which I just patiently wait for, and here's some books I'm absolutely DYING to read, and therefore some authors that I stalk (in a totally normal and completely rational manner, of course!)

So....*drum roll* in no particular order:

Release Date: May 6th 2014
This is the long awaited conclusion to The Selection Series by author Kiera Cass. This conclusion will let us see who America chooses, and will decide the fate of IliĆ©a forever.

If you haven't read The Selection or The Elite then I suggest you do! You can see my reviews of them here and here

Release Date: August 27th 2013
ORIGIN is the fourth book in The Lux Series by one of my favourite Authors, Jennifer Armentrout. The Lux Series centers around Katy and her life in her new town, Ketterman. This book will reveal if Katy gets out of Thunder Mountain, and to what extents Daemon will go to get her back. Every day I wait for this book, and at least once a month I re-read the Lux Series, that's how much I love it!

If you haven't read ObsidianOnyx or Opal then I don't know what you've been doing with your life!! You can see my quick (first) review on The Lux Series here

Release Date: UNKNOWN
AFTER BURN is the bridging book between The Birthright Trilogy and The Voyager Series. The Arrival (the first book of the Birthright Trilogy) had me captivated from page one, and I can't wait for the wedding *grin* so BE PREPARED!!

If you haven't read The Arrival, The Awakening or Feel The Burn then I suggest you download them to your kindle and saddle up for the ride of a lifetime! Another one of my re-reads and the author is amazing!

Release Date: November 2nd 2013
Jennifer Armentrout (the aforementioned author) has written two of my favourite series', and SENTENIEL is the conclusion to my other favourite series by her The Covenant Series. This is the conclusion to the series and is sure to go out with a bang. I, personally, am looking forward to finding out how Alex and Aiden will finish their story, and knowing them it won't be without a fight!

If you haven't read Half BloodPure, Diety or Apollyon yet then I don't know what to say!

Release Date: UNKNOWN
S.L. Naeole's third book in The Faeble Series is a WIP that I'm dying to read! It's been a while now that I've been a fan of S.L (since her grace series) and Fee and have been acquainted for a while, but that doesn't mean that I'm not DYING to know what happens!

If you haven't read Gossamer or Damselfly then I suggest you do! If you want to read my reviews, you can find them here and here :)

Release Date: UNKNOWN

You may have guessed by now, but I don't know a lot about this book, except that it will exist, at some point! This is the sequel to Dark Veil, this will be the second book in the series and I have PROOF that this book exists! Ha, take that world!!

If you haven't read Dark Veil then get your but of the internet and read it! If you want to see my awesome review, then click here!

That should do us for the moment, but let me know any of your favourite TO-DIE-FOR releases that are upcoming!

Keep on reading, for get the dreaming!
Queen of Reading

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Significance (Significance #1) by Shelly Crane

Significance (Significance #1) - Shelly Crane

Official Review:

Maggie is a seventeen year old girl who's had a bad year. She was smart and on track, but then her mom left, her dad is depressed, she's graduating - barely - and her boyfriend of almost three years dumped her for a college football scholarship. Lately she thinks life is all about hanging on by a thread and is gripping tight with everything she has.

Then she saves the life of Caleb and instantly knows there's something about him that's intriguing. But things change when they touch, sparks ignite. Literally.

They imprint with each other and she sees their future life together flash before her eyes. She learns that not only is she his soul mate, and can feel his heartbeat in her chest, but there is a whole other world of people with gifts and abilities that she never knew existed. She herself is experiencing supernatural changes unlike anything she's ever felt before and she needs the touch of his skin to survive.

Now, not only has her dad come out of his depression to be a father again, and a pain as well, but Caleb's enemies know he's imprinted and are after Maggie to stop them both from gaining their abilities and take her from him.

Can Caleb save her or will they be forced to live without each other after just finding one another?

My Review:

Significance by Shelly Crane is one of my favourite books ever, but it isn't without his problems. If you're a grammar nazi like me then I'd think twice about this, as much as I like self-published books, Shelly really needs someone to look over it. Its things like misspellings and the misuse of 'their' and 'there' and 'they're' and other words like that, but the story line is worth it.

This is a quick, easy read which will get you hooked and in love. It's a sappy page-turner of the paranormal variety with romance that will make you swoon and drama which will make you gasp. If you're looking for a cute story with multiple books that will keep you obsessed, but nothing too hard and grammar doesn't annoy you then I definitely suggest this read.

The characters have development, and form quick attachments that make you want your own attachments. Maggie is a relatable character who evokes pity and admiration through her story. Occasionally she says something or feels something which doesn't make sense and isn't properly displayed but overall it's easy to ignore.

THE STORY: *insert dramatic music*

Maggie hasn't had the best year - she's 17 and finished school a year early, but since her mum left a year ago things haven't been pretty for Maggie. Until she meets Caleb. They meet in the most dramatic of situations as she saves his life, and when they touch they seal the deal. Caleb isn't your ordinary guy - he's an Ace, which means that he's not fully human and now that he's touched Maggie neither is she. They're soul mate's - significants - and they can't be about his mother. But of course nothing is easy for these two lovebirds, and as enemies rise they will start their fight to be together - will they win?

Good read if you can overlook all the spelling and grammar issues, but I'd recommend it to most people!

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Vengeance Born (Light Blade #1) by Kylie Griffin

Vengeance Born (Light Blade #1) - by Kylie Griffin


Her lineage is both a blessing and a curse...

There is no mercy in the demon realm. No escape. In this place of desperation and conflict, anyone who is not pure bred is virtually powerless. Until an unlikely champion is born... 

Annika, half-blood daughter of the Na'Reish king, longs for more than a tormented life among her father's people. Conceived in hatred and bred as a tool of retribution, she's gifted with a special talent that can heal as well as destroy...

With the Na'Reish vastly outnumbering them, Kalan, a Light Blade warrior, knows the future of humankind depends on him alone. Incursions into human territory and raids for blood-slaves by theNa'Reish horde have increased. As chosen leader, he faces the task of stopping the demons—and convincing the Council of aging Light Blade warriors that change is necessary for survival.

When Annika learns Kalan is a prisoner in her father's dungeon, her dream of escape seems within reach. She agrees to free him in exchange for his protection once they reach human territory. Now, marked for death for helping him, Annika must learn to trust Kalan as they face not only the perilous journey to the border but enemies within the Council—and discover a shocking truth that could throw the human race into a civil war...

My Review:

I won Vengeance Born through Goodreads' First Reads giveaway system and it was one spankin' package! It came within a week (REALLY unusual) and it was signed personally (thanks Kylie!) and came with 3 postcard - so yippee! Congrats Kylie on giving me the best giveaway I've ever won on goodreads!

That aside, I really enjoyed this book. It had me gripped from page one, and the way that it's written in third person meant I could see the POV of all the characters without it taking away form my connection with characters which I feel like third person often does. Normally I'm not a fan of third person, but I can't imagine this book being written any other way.

For those of you out there who have sworn off Paranormal Romance because so many of the books are crappy and it bugs you (yet you have a secret desire to read them because they are fast-paced, gripping, easy predictable books) then this book is one that you read. It's written well with sophisticated language and is slightly more on the sci-fi/fantasy side rather than paranormal (for those of you who want to know the difference, that's a discussion for another day). The characters were gripping and three dimensional and, oh, did I mention how good it felt to hold and smell a book after having only read on my kindle for ages?

Okay, are ya'll ready for the synopsis??

Annika's status of Na'Chi is both a blessing and a curse, one she's lived with her entire life. Not fitting into the Demon world of theNa'Reish and being rejected by humans every day because of her similarity to the Na'Reish hasn't been good for her self esteem, to say the least. But she dreams of escape and, Lady willing, she'll get there one day. Kalan, a Light Blade captured and tortured by the Na'Reish provides the perfect tool to escape, but will their titles define them and their superstitions render them unable to work together? Find out what happens when the two sides mix in an unforgettable adventure and hopefully let it lead you on your own journey.

I give this book a 5/5 and definitely suggest you read this! Good onya Kylie, and thanks for the giveaway!!