Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Review: Radium Halos (The Senseless Series #1) by W.J. May

Radium Halos 

Book: Radium Halos (The Senseless Series #1)
Author: W.J. May
Publisher: W.J. May
Rating: 3 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-book review copy

Summary from Goodreads:
Everyone needs to be a hero at one point in their life.

The small town of Elliot Lake will never be the same again.

Caught in a sudden thunderstorm, Zoe, a high school senior from Elliot Lake, and five of her friends take shelter in an abandoned uranium mine. Over the next few days, Zoe’s hearing sharpens drastically, beyond what any normal human being can detect. She tells her friends, only to learn that four others have an increased sense as well. Only Kieran, the new boy from Scotland, isn’t affected.

Fashioning themselves into superheroes, the group tries to stop the strange occurrences happening in their little town. Muggings, break-ins, disappearances, and murder begin to hit too close to home. It leads the team to think someone knows about their secret – someone who wants them all dead.

An incredulous group of heroes. A traitor in the midst. Some dreams are written in blood.

My Review:
Radium Halos is a short and sweet read. It left me wanting more from this story and the characters.

Zoe and her friends take cover in an old mine when a sudden thunderstorm hits. The next day they each realize that they have some kind of supernatural sense. Each one is different from the others. The only one who did not receive any kind of supernatural sense is the new guy Kieran. They all decide for now that they are going to keep this all between them and not tell anyone else. They want to learn and develop their new senses more.

Since this is a short book we only get a glimpse of what is to come. I liked the characters and the plot is interesting. It is just starting to develop. I'm excited to read more and see what the author does with this story. This e-book was provided to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way.

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Get the book: Amazon  (free - not sure for how long)

Teaser Tuesdays

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!

My Teasers:
Radium Halos 
My feet now have eyes? What's going on with my skin? I gotta figure out how to control this or I'll go crazy.

55% on Kindle ~ Radium Halos by W.J. May 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Review: Rae Of Hope (The Chronicles Of Kerrigan #1) by W.J. May

Rae of Hope 

Book: Rae Of Hope (The Chronicles Of Kerrigan #1)
Author: W.J. May
Publisher: W.J. May
Rating: 4 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-book review copy

Summary from Goodreads:
How hard do you have to shake the family tree to find the truth about the past?

Fifteen year-old Rae Kerrigan never really knew her family's history. Her mother and father died when she was young and it is only when she accepts a scholarship to the prestigious Guilder Boarding School in England that a mysterious family secret is revealed.

Will the sins of the father be the sins of the daughter?

As Rae struggles with new friends, a new school and a star-struck forbidden love, she must also face the ultimate challenge: receive a tattoo on her sixteenth birthday with specific powers that may bind her to an unspeakable darkness. It's up to Rae to undo the dark evil in her family's past and have a ray of hope for her future.

My Review:
Rae of Hope is so good, you will not want to put it down. I love when the setting is at a boarding school. In this book it's Guilder Boarding School in England. This is one of my favorites now, can't wait to see what is next.

Rae is a fifteen year old living with her aunt and uncle in New York. Her parents were killed in a fire when she was six. One day she receives an acceptance letter to Guilder Boarding School. She is wondering how they even heard about her. She packs up and leaves behind the only place she has known for the past ten years or so. Rae has no idea what is in store for her when she arrives. She meets her new roommate Molly. Molly is very into fashion and never stops talking. She also meets some more girls in her dorm. The boys are gorgeous but she only has eyes for Devon. Rae soon find out that this is no normal boarding school. Everyone here is gifted, they receive a tatu (tattoo) when they turn sixteen. It appears on their body on their birthday and then they have a special power. She also finds out pretty fast that everyone seems to know more about her past and her parents then she does. Things are not always what they seem and she doesn't always know who to trust. When Rae's tatu is revealed it is pretty cool. Oh yeah and the ending is so good.

I really enjoyed reading this book. The story flowed really well and I loved the characters right from the beginning. It is full of friendships, romance, suspense and lots of action. If I could jump in a book this would be one I would love to be in. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel and reading more about Rae and her friends. This e-book was provided to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way.

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Get the book: Amazon  (free - not sure for how long) 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays

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!

My Teasers:

"I've no idea how anybody survives this.  I've only know about this since September.  You guys've known basically all your lives.

Rae of Hope 










48% on Kindle   ~ Rae of Hope by W.J. May

Monday, April 21, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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Last book I read: Thin Air by Lynn Seresin

Thin Air (Thin Air Saga, #1) 


I'm currently reading: Rae of Hope by W.J. May

 Rae of Hope 


Next I'm going to read: Radium Halos by W.J. May

Radium Halos 

What are you reading?


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Thin Air (Thin Air Saga #1) by Lynn Seresin

 Thin Air (Thin Air Saga, #1) 

Book: Thin Air (Thin Air Saga #1)
Author: Lynn Seresin
Publisher: Lynn Seresin
Rating: 4 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-book review copy

Summary from Goodreads: 
Alice Ayre is no ordinary teenager. She took her first name from a statue in Central Park, pulled her last name out of the air (literally), and she’s actually almost a thousand years old. In fact, the only “ordinary” thing about Alice is that she’s in love.

Alice was a sylphid—a winged air spirit—when she spotted Daniel Field camping in the Adirondacks and lost her heart to the handsome NYU student. Intangible to the human senses, her only hope of winning his heart resides in becoming mortal, even though transmutation is forbidden by Paralda, ruler of the air. Risking punishment, however, seems a small price to pay for a chance at true happiness.

Tracking down Daniel in New York City ends up being surprisingly easy. Getting noticed by him for all the right reasons is another story, especially when the human world keeps tossing challenges in Alice’s path. Just when she’s mastered zippers and buttons, she catches herself dropping a sugar packet into her coffee and mistaking a photo of John Lennon for one of Daniel’s relatives.

Her eccentricities raise the occasional eyebrow with Daniel and his friends, but her quirky charm, sweetness, and sincerity win out. Before long, she lands a job, begins a relationship with Daniel, and starts settling into her new life—until her past comes after her.

My Review:
Thin Air is so good. It is very interesting and fun to read.

Alice was once a sylphid, a winged air spirit. She lived in the elemental realm making clouds. One day she ventured to the mountains where she spotted the guy of her dreams, Daniel. She instantly falls in love with him. She has heard that she can go to Gob, a king of another realm and be made human. Once she does this there is no turning back. She knows nothing of Daniel except she thinks he might live in New York City. Alice decides to leave everything she has ever known to become human and search for Daniel.

The first few chapters or so focus on Aeris aka Alice when she is living as a sylphid. I didn't really enjoy this part of the book but it was short so it didn't really matter to me. The story gets really interesting and fun when Alice becomes human and lands in NYC. Her she meets a couple of elementals that have been human for many years. They get her started and one even helps her find Daniel in the first day or so. The only problem is that Daniel has a girlfriend named Delilah, and she is crazy jealous. Alice meets Daniel's roommates to begin with and they invite her to live with them. They think she is from upstate New York and has just moved to the city with nothing. Things end up not working out very quickly for Daniel and Delilah, which I was glad cause I didn't like her at all. Daniel and Alice begin dating and things are going really good. Then she learns that she is in danger. I am not going to give anything else away about the plot. Dont' want to spoil it for anyone.

I will say that I really enjoyed all the characters, except for Delilah. I loved Dante and would love to be friends with him. He is so funny, loves to shop and is a great singer. I also really enjoyed seeing or reading through Alice's eyes what it is like to not know anything about being human. The simple things that we take for granted everyday she had to learn very quickly and without anyone noticing. I would highly recommend reading this. It is really good, there is romance, action and suspense. It is very well written. I am looking forward to reading the sequel. This e-book was provided to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way.

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Purchase the book: Amazon  Smashwords 



Friday, April 11, 2014

Feature and Follow

Increase Blog Followers 

 The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs! 

This week's question:

Tell us about a book that you didn’t like and why we shouldn’t read it (as nicely and respectfully as possible)

   My answer:

Well I would have to say Blood Sisters by Michelle Scott.  I read and reviewed the book.  I gave it 2 stars.  It started off slow, the story line never really developed and I just found it to be boring.   Now I have read and enjoyed reading Uncommon Magic by the same author.  So don't let this one book deter you away from reading her other books. 

 

 



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays

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!

My Teasers: 
"It's not that I want to scare you.  It's more like a warning.  Just be really careful tonight, okay?"

Thin Air (Thin Air Saga, #1)61% on Kindle ~ Thin Air (Thin Air Saga #1) by Lynn Seresin