Saturday, April 7, 2012

IMM (#5)

IMM is a weekly MEME hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren where every Sunday I share with you the books I got "In My Mailbox". If you wish to participate, visit The Story Siren's blog by clicking the link above.


Guardian by Rachel Morgan: Goodreads/Amazon
Labyrinth (Creepy Hollow series #2) by Rachel Morgan: Goodreads/Amazon


ARC of Tempest by Julie Cross: Goodreads/Amazon
ARC of Eve of Destruction (Dark Eden #2) by Patrick Carman: Goodreads/Amazon
Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder: Goodreads/Amazon

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop

This Hop is hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer and Once Upon A Twilight.
I just want to start off by saying: 
 Easter is one of my favorite holidays. Chocolate and all the pretty pastel colors are so fun!

And here is a cute little picture to hopefully make you smile!

 Ok...enough of that. Time for the giveaway!
RULES: This giveaway is US only because I am having to ship it myself. SORRY :(

Here is what you can win:
A hardcover copy of Swoon by Nina Malkin!

The only requirement is that you follow this blog either by e-mail or GFC. If you follow both ways you get an extra entry! Woohoo :)
Just fill out the rafflecopter form below and your done!
After you enter, click HERE to continue hopping.
May the odds be ever in your favor!

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa Review

Goodreads Synopsis: Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.
Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die… or become one of the monsters.
Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.
Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.
But it isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for

Julie Kagawa has done it again.
Let me start off by saying that this is NO Iron Fey Series, so if you go into this book expecting something similar you will be disappointed. With that said it is no less amazing that Julie's previous series.
Allie Sekemoto is our main character, and I loved her. She comes from the Fringer life (which in this story is basically the hood) and she is rough around the edges, and was raised to think of no one but herself. Soon in her journey, though, she is forced between thinking like the Fringer Allie, or thinking like the new vampire Allie and saving the people she has come to care about.
We have two other main characters, Kanin and Zeke. I know what you are thinking, but I am happy to announce there is no love triangle...yet. It seems almost inevitable, and I am sure we will come across one in the future; but for now, there is only one love interest.
Kanin is Allison's "sensei" (sen-say), so to speak, when she joins the vampire world. I really enjoyed his character and I hope to see more of him in the rest of the series.
Zeke was a wonderful character that I immediately fell in love with, even when he was pointing a gun at Allison's chest. He was a great contrast to Allison's character, and I just loved them together.
As always in Julie's stories, every single character introduced had such depth, and they all felt like real people to me, no matter how small the character was to the story. Julie has a way with making the characters come alive, and it is one of the many things I love about her writing style.
Although this is an entirely different story from The Iron Fey series, Julie did not fail to take us on yet another amazing adventure that captured me from the start. I did not even want to put this book down long enough to eat my dinner.
There were quite a few similarities between The Rabids in this book and the creatures from the movie I Am Legend. In fact that was exactly how I was imagining The Rabids while reading. They are very vicious, and awful, creatures. Anytime they were mentioned in the story, my stomach was in a knot. It felt like such a real experience, but thankfully I did not have to face any Rabids myself, I don't think I could do it!
So, if you haven't figured it out by now, I simply loved this book. I highly recommend it! All of the Kagawa fans out there will not be disappointed!

I gave this book 5 stars!

You can find this book on Goodreads and on
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #7

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's title being featured here is:

Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock

Goodreads Synopsis: Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Until Amy was brutally murdered.
Since then, Mac’s life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her dreams, and an extremist group called the Trackers has come to Mac’s hometown of Hemlock to hunt down Amy’s killer: A white werewolf.
Lupine syndrome—also known as the werewolf virus—is on the rise across the country. Many of the infected try to hide their symptoms, but bloodlust is not easy to control.
Wanting desperately to put an end to her nightmares, Mac decides to investigate Amy’s murder herself. She discovers secrets lurking in the shadows of Hemlock, secrets about Amy’s boyfriend, Jason, her good pal Kyle, and especially her late best friend. Mac is thrown into a maelstrom of violence and betrayal that puts her life at risk.

Expected publication: May 8th 2012 by HarperCollins
You can find this book on Goodreads and you can pre-order your own copy from

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #4

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This weeks book is:

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

"Blackness crawled at the edge of my vision like a million ants. "Now Little Human," the vampire said, placing a hand on my forehead. "Now you will die. And hopefully I will see you on the other side."
Excerpt from Chapter 4.

This book will be published by Harlequin Teen on April 24th, 2012.
You can find the book on Goodreads and it is available for pre-order on

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

IMM (#4)

IMM is a weekly MEME hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren where every Sunday I share with you the books I got "In My Mailbox". If you wish to participate, visit The Story Siren's blog by clicking the link above.

Received for review via NetGalley:

 Purchased by me: 

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