Sunday, April 29, 2012

Showcase Sunday #1

Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea. It's a great way for book bloggers to share the books they've bought, won or been given for review along with any swag you've received.


I do believe that I'm addicted to free Kindle books. :S

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Divergent Love Day

Today is Divergent Love Day! Cue the cheers and applause. :D

What I love about Divergent is the relationship between Four and Tris. What can I say? I'm a sucker for a good romance. :) #DivergentLoveDay

What do you love most about Divergent/Veronica Roth/Insurgent?
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Monday, April 16, 2012

Cover Crazy #2

Cover Crazy was created by The Bookworms but is now hosted at Turning the Pages.

This week I've chosen Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins.
What is there not to love about this? Obviously there's the gorgeous guy that you know you'll be adding to your list of Book Boyfriends. The title just gives you shivers and I love the gothic look to the background. I'm really excited to check this one out when it's released May 1st 2012.
So what do you think? Love it or hate it?

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Review: Ink Magic by Erika Gilbert

Some girls have tattoos, but Lucy Morgan bets none of theirs come to life. The fact that Lucy’s tattoo occasionally decides to snake up her arm means short skirts and string bikinis are out. Fashion turns out to be the least of Lucy Morgan’s worries. When she finds out her magical tattoo gives her powers that help her defend humanity from evil paranormal beings, Lucy is confused. She doesn’t know anything about killing monsters, and has no idea how to control her powers. Mostly she’s confused about her feelings for another Ink Mage, Daniel Mills. There’s something decidedly dangerous about him. Her bad boy radar is going off, and all she can think about his exotic, baby blues.

She discovers they aren’t the only Ink Mages at school. Lucy is different, however. Not only is her tattoo magical, but she herself can perform magic. Something no other Ink Mage can do. As if things couldn’t get any worse, someone is going around trying to kill Ink Mages. That person is an Ink Mage, an Ink Mage who, like Lucy, can perform spells. Daniel, like everyone else, not only thinks she might be dangerous, but also a killer. He switches between kissing her and refusing to even look at her, let alone admitting his feelings. If they survive, the pair might find love. She just has to prove her innocence first. Then she can decide if she forgives him for not trusting her in the first place.


Ink Magic was a short read so it only took me a day to read. I was surprised at how much I liked it. Lucy Morgan has a strange tattoo that has grown from the size of a dot since she was a child. It changes when she's close to supernatural beings giving her the abilities to take them on. We quickly meet Daniel Mills, the boy with dark hair and beautiful blue eyes. One minute he's possessive over Lucy the next he's ignoring her. Lucy quickly finds herself in danger as word of her special abilities gets around and she finds out that she's not just an Ink Mage, she's an Ink Sorcerer. Ink Magic is a great short read with supernatural creatures, magic and romance so I gave it 4 stars.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday #1

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I am ready for the May 1st release of Insurgent by Veronica Roth.

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

I'm still reading Divergent by Veronica Roth.
"Sometimes I forget that I can hurt you. That you are capable of being hurt."

If you would like to participate just do the following:

~Grab your current read
~Open to a random page
~Share (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
~BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give away too much! 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!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Cover Crazy #1

Cover Crazy was created by The Bookworms but is now hosted at Turning the Pages.

I've got a few covers for my very first crazy cover post. 
My first cover is for Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh and is the second book in her Nevermore series. Enshadowed will be released on August 28th 2012.
Second cover is for Everneath by Brodi Ashton. Isn't it beautiful?
Third cover is for Insurgent by Veronica Roth and is the second book in her Divergent series. Insurgent will be released on May 1st 2012.
Fourth cover is for The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa and it will be released on April 24th 2012.

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Review: A Strange Fire by L.H. Cosway

Flo has always had problems. Her stammer prevents her speech and her dad’s abuse makes her life a living hell. Not to mention she sees colours other people don’t.

When her dad decides to ship her off to live with her grandma in the sleepy town of Chesterport, Flo thinks that this is her chance for a better life. But on her very first day at her new school she is ridiculed and laughed at for having a stammer. One student sticks up for her and his name is Frank.

Frank’s body is surrounded by an aura of fire, but Flo is the only one who can see it. He lives in a foster home for troubled teenagers. Flo is drawn to him because he’s different and so is she.

Things are about to get scary, because Chesterport is not your ordinary suburban town. It’s infested by a coven of dark witches who prey on the young and the elderly. Soon Flo discovers that she’s next on their list of victims, and finds herself fighting a battle she never would have imagined possible.


L.H. Cosway graced me with a copy of A Strange Fire to review and I would like to send her another thank you. :)

A Strange Fire was a wonderful read. Finishing it in a couple days it left me wanting more. We meet Flo who has a stammer caused by an abusive father who decides to ditch her at her grandmother's. Flo soon becomes used to thinking it a blessing that her dad has left her somewhere safe. Flo starts at a new school hoping to find friends and fit in somewhere where no one knows of her odd gift of seeing other's colors, seeing their moods. Flo meets Frank and the two quickly connect as she learns that he lives with his foster parents and brothers. A Strange Fire starts off as most young adult novels, the reader thinking it will be nothing but an on and off again relationship between our main characters. Cosway gives us an extra kick with an unusual subject for me which is witches and I mean dark and scary witches. I loved A Strange Fire and gave it 4 stars.

 About the Author 
L.H. Cosway is a self-employed writer, editor, and proofreader. She has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

In My Mailbox #3

This week I received Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. I won these from Jude at In Between for her 1 year of blogging anniversary giveaway. :) I've already read them but I'm hoping to reread them very soon.

I bought Everneath by Brodi Ashton and I've heard very good things about it.

I also snagged a copy of The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton a few weeks ago.