Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Big Move

What a bad blogger I am!

I'm sorry that it's been so slow around here for a few days. I'm in the middle of moving from Ottawa, Canada to Melbourne, Australia. Needless to say, my life is pretty hectic right now.

On Sunday, I moved from Ottawa down to Toronto. I'm going to Australia with a friend, and her parents are accompanying us down to help get us settled. So my parents drove me down here on Sunday. It was a sad day; a day full of goodbyes. I know I'm not going to see my family for the next 5 months, so it was hard to say goodbye.

Since then, we've been preparing for leaving. We fly out on Thursday night. We've done a bunch of running around, some packing, and overall getting prepared to leave Canada.

As much as I love blogging, it's just so hard for me to do it at this point. I'm not quitting, not by a long shot. I'm just letting you know that it'll be pretty slow around here for a couple weeks. But I will be back. I'll be back stronger than ever, as soon as we're in Melbourne and settled.

So it's not goodbye to you. It's just see you later.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Giveaway: Sovereign Hope by Frankie Rose

I hope you had a chance to stop by yesterday for my interview with Frankie Rose! Definitely check it out. Frankie is a down-to-earth, funny person, and she writes pretty well, also ;).

And today you have a chance to win a copy of her book! Frankie is offering up THREE copies of her debut novel, Sovereign Hope. It's pretty fantastic. If you don't believe me now, check out my review. Then you'll be convinced. You can also ask any one of the 39 participants of the Sovereign Hope Blog Tour! Find links to all the participants posts on Frankie's website.

Good luck!

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Blog Tour: Interview with Frankie Rose

Welcome to my stop on the Sovereign Hope blog tour! I'm so excited to be a part of it, as I absolutely loved that I got the opportunity to read and review this book. Feel free to check out my review of Sovereign Hope here!

I'm really happy to have Frankie Rose on the blog today for an interview! I hope you enjoy her answers as much as I did, and I encourage you to check out her book!


Tell us in one sentence, why we should read your book.
Because I know Kung Fu. Ha ha! No, seriously.

Which of your characters surprised you the most in terms of how much they changed from when you first started writing Sovereign Hope to when you finished the book?
Well, I suppose that would be Aldan. He was very much a secondary character in my story plotting when I started out on Sovereign Hope. Yet as I progressed with my writing, I realised that he was really important to the plot and to all of the characters.He wasn't going to have a very large part originally, and I definitely wasn't going to have him as a pivotal character, but that's what he ended up being. I've been blown away by how much people have loved Aldan, and I actually plan on writing a spin off based on his backstory, with a healthy dose of Agatha, too.

If you couldn’t write anymore, what would you be doing?
Jet pilot, for sure. I'm not even joking. My grandfather was in the RAF, and I grew up around all kinds of aircraft. He took us to so many air shows, they all kind of blur together. It was always a massive rush watching the fighter jet displays. I was seriously considering joining up when I left school. I almost regret not doing it, but at the time they weren't letting women fly jets, and on top of that I didn't have great eyesight, and I was too tall already.
It's a shame- I think it would have been a really educational, gratifying experience as a young adult. I wouldn't necessarily have stayed in forever, but I think I would have enjoyed it.

Do you have a song playlist for the book you would be willing to share with readers?
No, I can't believe how many authors do. I get so distracted by music. I love listening to music, and I end up staring into space, singing or imagining the things that my favourite songs always conjure up in my mind. That, or I type the lyrics into my manuscripts without even noticing. It's only when I went back over Sovereign Hope the first time that I realised I did that. Now I have to work in a silent room! I definitely like listening to music when I'm thinking up my scenes, though, especially if they're action or romance scenes. Music helps those types of events really consolidate in my head, helping me picture the moment.

Interestingly, I was listening to my ipod on shuffle the other day and a song came up called, Daniel. I hadn't heard it before, and I immediately dashed to my sound system to find out who it was by. The artist was Bat For Lashes, and I listened to it about eight times on repeat, because I couldn't believe how relevant the lyrics were to Sovereign Hope. The song itself maybe isn't something I would have in the soundtrack, but readers should definitely check it out!!

This or That?

Night owl or early bird? Night owl, without a doubt. I stay up really late writing. I find a get a lot more done when everyone's asleep. I still get up at some ridiculously early hour, though.

Harry Potter or Twilight? Twilight. I've not read any of the Harry Potter books. I know that might make me a part of the minority, but I just couldn't ever force myself to get into it. It was just never my thing, sorry if that offends anybody! I think J K Rowling is a genius of a woman, and I respect her brand. I know she's writing adult books at the moment. Maybe I'll be able to get into that instead.

Warm weather or cold weather? This is a tricky one because I live in Australia now, and the beautiful beaches here have definitely given me a new appreciation for warm weather. But I have always had  a love for winter, mainly because of my obsession with mountains and snow sports. I think I'll have to say cold.

Paper books or eBooks? Paperbacks! I always refused to buy ebooks, but after a while I caved in. Now I'd say my reading is split 50/50 over hardcopy and electronic. If I really love a book, I have to have a physical copy of it. It's very materialistic of me, but I love the texture of the pages, the smell, the weight of it... books are my most prized possessions.

Coffee or tea? Iced coffeeeeee!!!


Thanks so much for stopping by and answering my questions, Frankie!

Frankie Rose was born in the United Kingdom, but now lives with her husband in sunny Australia.

She officially makes things up for a living, and when she's not doing that, she is generally making paper birds out of receipts and old lists or taking photographs that make her smile.

Find Frankie and her books on the web:
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (60)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.
Here's what you do:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two sentences from somewhere on that page
Share the title and author
Try not to include spoilers!

I'm reading Leah Bobet's debut novel, Above. It's awesome to be reading a Canadian author, since there are not enough of them! Here's a teaser:

So I don't know Above that well. I know the safe-houses and the supply drops, the five doors down to the right sewer line to get myself quickly home. But I don't know Above like Ariel.

I don't know where she might have gone.

I've literally just started this yesterday, but I'm really interested to see where it goes. It's weird starting a new book and feeling like I'm already in the middle of a story and that I've missed a lot. But I'm sure the gaps will be filled in as I read.

Feel free to share your teasers with me! I'd love to see what you're reading.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Review: Dreamless by Josephine Angelini

Title: Dreamless
Author: Josephine Angelini
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publish Date: May 29, 2012
Genre: YA, mythology
Pages: 487
Series: Starcrossed #2
1. Starcrossed (review)
2. Dreamless
3. Goddess (expected pub 2013)

Can true love be forgotten?

As the only Scion who can descend into the Underworld, Helen Hamilton has been given a nearly impossible task. By night she wanders through Hades, trying to stop the endless cycle of revenge that has cursed her family. By day she struggles to overcome the fatigue that is rapidly eroding her sanity. Without Lucas by her side, Helen is not sure she has the strength to go on.

Just as Helen is pushed to her breaking point, a mysterious new Scion comes to her rescue. Funny and brave, Orion shields her from the dangers of the Underworld. But time is running out--a ruthless foe plots against them, and the Furies' cry for blood is growing louder.

As the ancient Greek world collides with the mortal one, Helen's sheltered life on Nantucket descends into chaos. But the hardest task of all will be forgetting Lucas Delos.

Josephine Angelini's compelling saga becomes ever more intricate and spellbinding as an unforgettable love triangle emerges and the eternal cycle of revenge intensifies. Eagerly awaited, this sequel to the internationally bestselling "Starcrossed" delivers a gritty, action-packed love story that exceeds all expectations.

I was so happy to jump back into the world Josie has created on Nantucket Island. The mythology, the characters, the adventure, all of it! The one thing I found hard was remembering everything that’d happened at the end of Starcrossed. I especially had a difficult time remembering all the characters; like who was who and what they could do. It could just be that I haven’t read the first book since last summer.

I loved the impossibility of the task that Helen was undertaking this book. It was such a desperate journey that I couldn’t help but be fully invested in her plea. Not only is she struggling with her purpose in the Underworld, but “real life” is beyond difficult for her, too. Her ventures in the Underworld are taking such a toll on her physically, emotionally, and mentally. On top of that, she feels so wrong about her feelings toward Lucas because everyone believes they’re cousins. All-in-all, this is an emotionally and physically trying book for poor Helen.

Orion was a great new character. He understands Helen, and he can help her in the one way that no one else can: in the Underworld itself. He’s definitely an asset to her down there. He can descend, he can fight, and he’s a great listener when Helen needs to pour out her frustrations. There are so many secondary characters in this book that I want to address them all, but that would take LOTS OF TIME. But it’s nice that there’s so many and that they all have their own personal issues that we see in the book. If it was all about Helen and her angst, I think it would be slightly unbearable. So it’s good that it’s not.

This story is so fast paced. I won’t say it’s a quick read, because it’s long and there’s a lot that happens, but it’s definitely a book you won’t want to be putting down too often. And the ending is explosive! It wraps up well, but it also leads in to the third book really well. I just know so well that sh*t is going to go down in book 3, Goddess, and I can’t wait!

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Book Trailer: Defiance by C.J. Redwine

You may have noticed from my Waiting on Wednesday post this week, that I'm anxiously looking forward to C.J. Redwine's debut novel, Defiance. Well, if you weren't waiting for it yet (although most of you seem to be already), I'm sure you will be after watching this trailer! It's fantastic!

So?? It sounds so epic. I'm really excited for this book.

Add Defiance to your Goodreads shelf here.
Visit C.J. Redwine on her website here.
Find it on Amazon here.

Defiance is due for release on August 28, 2012!

Tell me what you think in the comments!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Judging a Book by Its Cover (10)

I do Judging a Book by Its Cover randomly, when I collect several book covers that I think are worthy of being judged as awesome! You can see all my Judging a Book by Its Cover posts here.

Links will direct you to the corresponding Goodreads pages.

Be sure to click on the covers to see them bigger!

What do you think of these covers? Which ones are you anticipating the most? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (62)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

This week I'm waiting on August 28th releases!

The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
Publication date: August 28, 2012

Eva’s life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination—an echo. Made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, she is expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her “other”, if she ever died. Eva studies what Amarra does, what she eats, what it’s like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready.

But fifteen years of studying never prepared her for this.

Now she must abandon everything she’s ever known—the guardians who raised her, the boy she’s forbidden to love—to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive.

Why I want it: This premise just captures my attention! I'm so interested to see how this story goes. Also, Sangu is a 2012 debut author.

Erasing Time by C.J. Hill
Publication date: August 28, 2012

In this high-action and romantic futuristic adventure, there is no escape from the future for two contemporary girls pulled out of their own time.

When twins Sheridan and Taylor wake up 400 years in the future, they find a changed world: domed cities, no animals, and a language that’s so different, it barely sounds like English. And the worst news: They can’t go back home.

The twenty-fifth-century government transported the girls to their city hoping to find a famous scientist to help perfect a devastating new weapon. The moblike Dakine fights against the government, and somehow Taylor and Sheridan find themselves in the middle. The only way to elude them all is to trust Echo, a guy with secrets of his own. The trio must put their faith in the unknown to make a harrowing escape into the wilds beyond the city.

Full of adrenaline-injected chases and heartbreaking confessions, Erasing Time explores the strength of the bonds between twins, the risks and rewards of trust, and the hard road to finding the courage to fight for what you believe in.

Why I want it: I like that it's about twin sisters. I'm interested to see how the family card is played. And because it's about time travel.

Defiance by C.J. Redwine
Publication date: August 28, 2012

Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.

Why I want it: It's like a mix between a dystopian, a fantasy, and almost a bit of historical fiction. With romance thrown in of course. It just sounds like a fantastic read from another 2012 debut author!

What upcoming releases are you looking forward to?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (59)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.
Here's what you do:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two sentences from somewhere on that page
Share the title and author
Try not to include spoilers!

I'm reading Veronica Rossi's debut novel, Under the Never Sky! I've been so excited to read this, and barely 50 pages in, I'm already happy with it. Here's a teaser:

Framed against the roaring blaze, she saw a stranger step into the clearing. He was shirtless, but there was no mistaking him for Bane or Echo.

He was a real Savage.

The first time that Aria sees Perry! I'm not far in yet, so they haven't officially met or anything, but they've been in contact... Cryptic, I know, but I don't give spoilers! I'm excited to read more.

Feel free to share your teasers with me. I'd love to see what you're reading!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Review: Sovereign Hope by Frankie Rose

Title: Sovereign Hope
Author: Frankie Rose
Publisher: self-published
Publish Date: July 1, 2012
Genre: YA, paranormal
Pages: 212 (ebook)
Source: From author for review
Series: The Hope Series #1
1. Sovereign Hope
2. Eternal Hope
3. Lost Hope
Farley Hope was seventeen when her mother disappeared. In the last six months not much has changed, except that her eighteenth birthday came and went and still no sign of Moira. Her life is just as complicated as it always was. Since her father died in a car crash before she was even born, she’s officially parentless, and to top it all off she’s still suffering from the hallucinations. Mind-splitting, vivid hallucinations- the kind prone to induce night terrors and leave you whimpering under your covers like a baby.

The last thing on her mind is boys. Farley is on break from St. Judes’ when she meets Daniel. It’s not some casual run in at a party, or even a blind date with friends, though. Daniel is the guy following her in his 1970′s Dodge Charger; the guy standing at her window in the LA lunch hour traffic, trying to persuade her to leave everything behind and follow him. And he's hot as all hell.

The moment Farley lays eyes on Daniel, everything changes. He is cold and withdrawn, but there are cracks in his harsh veneer- cracks that betray the secrets he is trying so hard to hide. Farley is drawn into a world that will shake apart everything she thought she ever knew. There are truths out there that she must learn: that a person’s soul is their only real currency, and there are people who would do anything to take hers; that loving someone can hurt so much more than hating them; but, most importantly, when your future is predestined, there is little you can do to change it.

Farley Hope is prophesied.
Her coming has been awaited for hundreds of years.
She is destined to end the tyranny of the Soul Reavers.
To do so she must die.

When I started reading this, I wasn’t sure what kind of supernatural I was getting myself into. Was it vampires? Gods? What kind of powers were these?? It’s like vampires, but they feed on souls, not blood, and the world that Farley is thrown into includes these Soul Reavers and their descendants.

This book was adrenaline-filled from the get-go. It starts with Farley being followed by some guy who basically pulls her out of her truck in the middle of stopped traffic, then he fights off bad guys with some supernatural ability, and then he starts showing up everywhere. Next thing, she’s thrown into this world she doesn’t understand, and is apparently being ‘protected’ by Stalker Guy (aka. Daniel).

I really enjoyed Frankie Rose’s characters. Farley was a character who grew a lot, which was great to see. She started out as a girl who’d lost her parents and was just making her way through life, trying to find out what she could about her missing mother. Being discovered by Daniel and Agatha allowed Farley to figure out who she was, where she came from, and give her life some direction. I liked how Farley never really seemed like a typical teenager. She was more mature than some YA characters because she’d been living on her own for six months.

Daniel was a frustrating guy. He was so hard-headed and moody and determined. I’m surprised Farley didn’t give him a beating for all the emotional upheaval he put her through. Although, he did have his reasons. I had a really fun time watching their relationship grow. Agatha and Aldan were two other characters that played a major part in this story. Although she seemed young, Agatha had an old heart and was a much-needed mother figure for Farley through everything. And Aldan was such a fountain of discovery and knowledge. He really was a special character.

The only slow part to this story was when Farley first arrives at the underground hangar where she spends much of the book. It’s slightly confusing because I was trying to figure out exactly what was going on. However, that’s exactly how Farley was feeling as well; just trying to get used to her surroundings and figure out what she was doing there. Apart from that, the rest of the story was a page turner, for sure! I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next, and I had NO idea how this book was going to end! But let me tell you, the ending perfectly set up the next book, and it nicely wrapped up what happened in this one. And now I can’t wait for Eternal Hope to come out in September!

Thanks to Frankie Rose for the ebook review copy!

And remember, the Sovereign Hope Blog Tour stops by here on July 25! I'll be interviewing Frankie!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Title: Hallowed
Author: Cynthia Hand
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publish Date: January 17, 2012
Genre: YA, paranormal
Pages: 403
Series: Unearthly #2
1. Unearthly (review)
2. Hallowed
3. Boundless (January 22, 2013)

For months part-angel Clara Gardner trained to face the raging forest fire from her visions and rescue the alluring and mysterious Christian Prescott from the blaze. But nothing could prepare her for the fateful decisions she would be forced to make that day, or the startling revelation that her purpose—the task she was put on earth to accomplish—is not as straightforward as she thought.

Now, torn between her increasingly complicated feelings for Christian and her love for her boyfriend, Tucker, Clara struggles to make sense of what she was supposed to do the day of the fire. And, as she is drawn further into the world of part angels and the growing conflict between White Wings and Black Wings, Clara learns of the terrifying new reality that she must face: Someone close to her will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning.

It has been what seems like forever since I read Unearthly. I read an ARC of it in December of 2010, so it’s really been like 16 months. That’s a long time between books, and I found myself struggling to remember what had happened at the end of the first book.

To be honest, I didn’t feel like a lot really happened in this book. It was mostly a book full of answers about angel-bloods and purposes. And emotional turmoil. But there was no major climax, and I find when I read books that do that, I’m always left feeling like something’s missing.

We do learn a lot about angel-bloods; their history, their future, their community. Clara is so confused about her purpose, and so is Christian for that matter. When she starts having the same dream over and over again, it’s realized that her purpose may not be complete, and this dream may be another vision. Of course, that just causes a lot of stress, and emotions to go wild, when the picture becomes clearer.

One thing I did like about this book was how we learned more about Jeffrey. Granted, it may not have been until much later in the book. But his angry/hostile mood was continuously present. I was more invested in Jeffrey and what was going on with him, than finding out about Clara’s new vision and what it meant. Honestly, thinking back now, the strongest emotion I have about the book is the worry I felt about Jeffrey and what was going on in his life. Clearly, Clara didn’t feel the same way, and that’s something she realizes eventually.

I don’t know what’s to come next. High school is over, that’s all I know. The ending was bittersweet. It suggested a lot of different directions, and so it’s hard to even speculate. I do know that I’ll be really happy when it comes out, and I can see how this trilogy is going to end.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (58)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.
Here's what you do:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two sentences from somewhere on that page
Share the title and author
Try not to include spoilers!

I have two teasers for you this week! The first comes from a book I just finished called Sovereign Hope, a self-published novel by debut author Frankie Rose:

He took a deep breath, looking up and down the street. He seemed to be attempting to pull himself together. "I want to do something I haven't done in a long, long time."

"Laugh? Take a bath? Tell the truth?"

This is just a simple taste of the relationship between Farley and Daniel. The witty comebacks and sarcastic comments really added a layer to this book. Watch for my review, coming soon! ;)

My second teaser comes from my current read, Dreamless, book 2 in the Starcrossed trilogy by Josephine Angelini:

"We don't hang out, or joke around, or share things with each other anymore. And if you EVER think you have the RIGHT to sit next to me again..."

Lucas reached down to grab Helen, but his father gripped his upper arms from behind - stopping him from hurting her. Then Helen saw Lucas do something she'd never once dreamed he'd do.

He spun around and hit his father.

Ahhhhhh that's all I can say. This book is crazy. I don't know what I expected when I picked it up, but definitely not this. Especially not the turn Helen and Lucas' relationship has taken...

Feel free to share your teasers with me! I'd love to see what you're reading.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Book Trailer: Sovereign Hope

I'm currently reading the debut novel from Frankie Rose, a self-published story called Sovereign Hope. I don't have the opportunity to do so very often, so I'm really excited to be participating in a blog tour for this book, happening right now!

Make sure you come back and visit me on July 25, when I'll have Frankie on my blog for an interview and giveaway!

In the meantime, Frankie just debuted the new book trailer for Sovereign Hope! It's a longer trailer, but it's fantastic! It'll definitely get you interested and hopefully wanting to read the book. Check it out:

Add Sovereign Hope to your Goodreads shelf here.
Find it on Amazon here.

Let me know what you think of the trailer! Is this book something you'd be interested in reading? If so, remember to check out the blog tour!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Review: Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Pure
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publish Date: April 3, 2012
Genre: YA, mythology
Pages: 329
Series: Covenant #2
1. Half-Blood (review)
2. Pure
3. Deity (November 6, 2012)
4. Apollyon (April 9, 2013)
5. Sentinel (expected pub 2013)

There is need. And then there is Fate...

Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn't exactly awesome--especially when Alexandria's "other half" is everywhere she goes. Seth's in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom--so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do--and sacrifice--for her.

When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies--lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon... and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude... or killing her.

When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.

I need to start by saying I’ve never switched “teams” in any book I’ve read. Like, ever. So far as I can remember, it’s NEVER happened. But Pure has me treacherously close to doing so. If you haven’t read it yet, don’t get me wrong, I love Aiden, I really do. Probably even more than I did after reading Half-Blood. But Jennifer has thrown my emotions in a blender and I don’t know how to feel, who to choose. I can only imagine how Alex feels...

I loved this book. More than I loved Half-Blood. If you’ve read my review, you’ll know that I found some moments in book 1 to be a bit slow. I didn’t find that at all in this book. There was always danger or heartbreak or excitement or suspense... Something was always happening and making me want to keep reading and reading (and reading).

Alex is lucky enough to be back in the Covenant, and still training with Aiden. She also has to train with Seth, which is something she’s not too crazy about. The romance in this book is seriously all over the place. Aiden and Alex are so confused and complicated. And then there’s Seth. Who’s an ass, but supportive at the same time. Alex is still the same Alex. Sarcastic, badass, stubborn, impulsive, strong. And she has to face so much in this book. She definitely has to be strong to get through everything that’s thrown at her.

I liked how we got to see the New York Covenant, where the Council meets. We learn a lot about the “traditional” ways of the Pure world, the way the Council runs things. And we find out they’re willing to do anything to preserve those traditional ways. And traditional definitely doesn’t mean two Apollyons.

By the time I reached the end of the book, my emotions were so jumbled. I didn’t know how to voice how I thought. All I wanted was for Deity to be in my hands so I could keep reading more about Alex, Seth, Aiden, and find out what’s to come for them.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (57)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.
Here's what you do:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two sentences from somewhere on that page
Share the title and author
Try not to include spoilers!

I'm reading Cynthia Hand's Hallowed, sequel to her debut novel, Unearthly. Here's a teaser for you:

"God wants us to be mortal," I repeat cluelessly.

"It doesn't matter whether or not we're capable of living for hundreds of years. We don't live more than a hundred and twenty years," concludes Angela.

This is just a clue to the amount of information Clara learns about herself and angel-bloods in this book. I'm really enjoying this one. I'm also almost done it, so hopefully I'll have a review up sometime soon!

Feel free to share your teasers with me. I'd love to see what you're reading!