Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Check out this book

I was asked by the author to post about her new book that released today.  
I want to read it, sounds really good and interesting.  Make sure you all check it out!

Untraceable (The Nature of Grace #1) by S.R. Johannes

Summary from Goodreads:
Everyone leaves a mark. What if your could be erased?
Untraceable is a new teen wilderness thriller with a missing father, a kickbutt heroine, and of course - two hot boys.

"This thrilling story is a dramatic entanglement of mystery, deception and teen romance. The action flows like a brisk mountain stream interspersed with rapids, holding suspense to last page." - Kirkus Reviews

"Grace is a spunky, independent, nature girl who doesn't need a boy to save her. With wilderness survival, a juicy love triangle, and more twists and turns than a roller coaster, this fast-paced novel had me holding my breath until the very last page—and still begging for more!"
-Kimberly Derting, author of the The Body Finder series


16 year old Grace has lived in the Smokies all her life, patrolling with her forest ranger father who taught her about wildlife, tracking, and wilderness survival.

When her dad goes missing on a routine patrol, Grace refuses to believe he’s dead and fights the town authorities, tribal officials, and nature to find him.

One day, while out tracking clues, Grace is rescued from danger by Mo, a hot guy with an intoxicating accent and a secret. As her feelings between him and her ex-boyfriend get muddled, Grace travels deep into the wilderness to escape and find her father.

Along the way, Grace learns terrible secrets that sever relationships and lives. Soon she’s enmeshed in a web of conspiracy, deception, and murder. And it’s going to take a lot more than a compass and a motorcycle (named Lucifer) for this kick-butting heroine to save everything she loves.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

In My Mailbox

In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristy @ The Story Siren.

Over the past few weeks this is what I got for review:
Khantara: Vol. 1 (Hanta #3) by Michelle Franklin (ARC e-book)
Healed by Fire (Artemis Lupine #3) by Catherine Banks (e-book)   
Amaranth (The Resistance Trilogy #1) by Rachael Wade (e-book - promo)
The Dig (Zoe and Zeus Trilogy #1) by Audrey Hart (ARC e-book)
Girl Steals Guy (The Shadow #2) by Kelly Green (e-book)

Borrowing Abby Grace (The Shadow #1) by Kelly Green (e-book)

Thanks to:
Michelle Franklin
Catherine Banks
Rachael Wade
Audrey Hart
Backlit Fiction, LLC

What did you get this week?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tears Review

Book:  Tears
Author:  Rita J. Webb
Publisher:  Robot Playground Inc.
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: Review copy - Paperback

Summary from Goodreads:
Fourteen-year-old Lelea is insane. A military project since age two, she endured surgery after surgery forging her into the ultimate soldier. Somewhere along the way, the dreams haunting her nights spilled into her days, and now she talks to creatures long dead and hears music in silence.

Through her visions, Lelea discovers her sanity isn't the only thing in danger. Her dreams call her to save the world from General Sythe, a power-hungry monster, but the secret to freeing her people lies in restoring dragonkind to the world. An impossible task since dragons have been extinct for thousands of years, if they ever existed in the first place.

Stealing a spaceship, she searches the galaxy for ancient scrolls leading to a stash of dragon eggs, but instead she finds a group of rebels and a budding romance. With the General in pursuit, she must convince her companions to trust her. If only she could overcome what is broken inside her…

My Review:
Tears in my opinion is a mix of sci-fi and dystopian.

The main character Lelea is physically strong but emotionally unstable. She has little self esteem and thinks she is crazy. She sees things no one else does, she can enter into dreams and talks to dragons.

Her entire life she has built to be a solider, she's endured many surgeries to make her into the ultimate solider for her father the General. She finds ways to rebel against the General all the time. She wants life to be back the way it was many years ago before her father took over. Lelea and her sister along with a few others steal a space ship and take off to find a way restore their land. Along the way she finds love and the magic to free her people from the General.

While I loved this story I felt lost at times. I wasn't sure what was real and what Lelea was dreaming. There were parts that I didn't think need to be said in a young adult novel but that is just my opinion. There were things I found a little disturbing but in the dystopian end of it I imagine they could happen. Although I would never hope they would in real life. It is a good book but somewhat different than what I normally read. The ending felt slightly rushed and some story lines I would liked to have seen develop more. I am hoping that there is going to be a sequel because while it could be a stand alone, there is some unanswered story lines. Overall I am giving it 3.5 stars.

This was given to me by the author for review. It did not affect my review in any way.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

It's Monday! What are you reading?

It's Monday! What are you reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey.

Last week I read Tears by Rita J. Webb

This week I'm reading Catalyst The Passage of Hellsfire 
by Marc Johnson

Next I'm going to read Karma & Melodies by Katie Salidas

What are you reading?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

It's been a little while...

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to let you all know that I'm sorry I have not posted on here in a couple weeks.  I have been so busy and distracted with other things.  I hope to get back to blogging this week.  It just seems that there is always something that needs done or something going on.  I have even gotten behind on my reading which I never do.  I hope to get everything in order soon and get back to normal.  I will be posting a review for a great book that I finished reading about a week ago, just need to write the review first.  :)