Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Relentless by Karen Lynch

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Author: Karen Lynch
Title: Relentless
Series: Relentless #1
Published: December 26th 2013
Genre: paranormal, vampires, ya, urban fantasy, romance
Number of pages: 288
Goodreads link: Relentless

Amazon link: Relentless

One of my favourites. I love it so much. The story pull me in every time and I just want to keep on reading it.

We follow Sara, she has special power and can heal animals and People. Her mother abandoned her and her father and her father was killed when she was nine. She live with her uncle, who is a writer.

She has a lot of secrets, that she keeps close to her hearth and has trouble trusting people. She work with her friend Remy (he is a troll) in order to help People. She still wants to find answers, for what happened to her father, so she decides to meet someone, who might know something at the concert. She goes there with her two best friends, Peter and Roland. She meets two guys there, one that will hunt her and one who will do anything in his power to save her.

I love Sara, she is fiercely independent, stubborn and really loyal to the one she loves. She doesn't like anyone telling her what to do and how to live.

On the other side is Nicolas, fiercely protective of her, amazing warrior and used to getting his way.  I loved all of the scenes, when they are bantering back and forth, always at each other trouts.

The world that the author portrayed is interesting and definitely plausible.

Highly recommend it!

Happy reading,

Anie

Monday, August 28, 2017

ReWired by S. R. Johannes



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Author: S. R. Johannes
Title: ReWired
Published: August 27th
Genre: thriller, ya
Amazon link: ReWired
Goodreads link: ReWired

Recieved from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for honest review

Synopsys:

YA cyber thriller, ReWIRED, by Shelli Johannes-Wells (writing as S.R. Johannes), which offers a fresh and exciting new take on the genre, and could be described as Ally Carter’s HEIST SOCIETY meets THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO for teens.
Sixteen-year-old Ada Lovelace is never more alive and sure of herself than when she’s hacking into a “secure” network as her alter ego, the Dark Angel. In the real world, Ada is broken, reeling from her best friend Simone’s recent suicide. But online, the reclusive daughter of Senator Lovelace (champion of the new Online Privacy Bill) is a daring white hat hacker and the only female member of the Orwellians, an elite group responsible for a string of high-profile hacks against major corporations, with a mission to protect the little guy. Ada is swiftly proving she’s a force to be reckoned with, when a fellow Orwellian betrays her to the FBI. To protect her father’s career, Ada is sent to ReBoot, a technology rehab facility for teens…the same rehab Simone attended right before killing herself.

It’s bad enough that the ReBoot facility is creepy in an Overlook-Hotel-meets-Winchester-Mansion way, but when Ada realizes Simone’s suicide is just one in an increasingly suspicious string of “accidental” deaths and “suicides” occurring just after kids leave ReBoot, Ada knows she can’t leave without figuring out what really happened to her best friend. The massive cyber conspiracy she uncovers will threaten everything she cares about–her dad’s career, her new relationship with a wry, handsome, reformed hacker who gets under her skin, and most of all–the version of herself Ada likes best–the Dark Angel.
With a deliciously twisty plot, the topical bite of Cory Doctorow’s LITTLE BROTHER, ReWIRED delves into technology addiction, internet privacy, and corporate/government collection of data, as it vividly illuminates the universally human questions about ethics, privacy, and self-definition that both underpin these socio-political issues and dovetail with classic coming-of-age themes. Ultimately, ReWIRED is about the daily choices we all make about who we want to be, how much of ourselves we choose to share with others, and the terrifying risks and exhilarating rewards of being ourselves, online and off.

Review:

Recently (well, since reading Ready Player One) I've been really into any kind of techy/hacking/thriller-ish book, and this is reall good one.

We follow Ada, senetors daughter by day and hacker Dark Angel by night. She was hacking with her best friend, until she died. She is still greatly affected by her death and is kind of anti social.

One day, after White House hack, she gets picked up by FBI and taken to rehab. There is where thing really get complicated.

It really gripping and interesting book, that you cann't put down. I really enjoed reading it. I usually cheak few review, before reading a book and I'm very happy I didn't do that with this one, it really good to be suprised by amazing plot twist.

Highly recommend it!

Happy reading,
Anie

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Angelfall by Susan Ee

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Author: Susan Ee
Title: Angelfall
Series: Penryn & the End of Days #1
Published: May 21st 2011
Genre: dystopia, paranormal, urban fantasy, ya, angels
Number of pages: 326
Goodreads link: Angelfall
Amazon link: Angelfall


I've re-read Angelfall ... like million times, and it gets better each time. 

Angel have come on Earth and basically destroyed the life as we know it. In six week, there were only few people left, hiding away, from angel and street gangs that flourished. Biggest currency being angel parts.

Penryn is just trying to survive and keep her family together. She lives with her paranoid schizophrenic mother and wheelchair bound sister, so surviving is not all that easy. She is not helpless, though. 

One day, as they are trying to relocate, they witness group of angels attacking another angel, barely overpowering him and cutting his wing off. In the aftermath, her sister is taken by one of them and her mother runs. Penryn is desperately wanting to save her sister, so she decided to save fallen angel in order to get some info out of him. He reluctantly agrees much later and they set of on a journey to the eerie, where angels reside.

Raffe is one my favourite male characters, he is sarcastic, strong and very powerful. I love the banter between them and shaky alliance they form. 

Penryn is one of the strongest females in this genre. She isn't helpless on whiny. She takes charge of live and tries to make the best of it, not dwelling on the bad. One truly bad-ass heroin. 

I love that the story doesn't have perfect ending (not everything is neatly wrapped), she is not not, chosen one, or special, doesn't have any special powers (none of those bad things, I love book with those elements :)). That is part of the charm. it's real and down to Earth and incredibly amazing.

I love reading it.:) One of those book, where if you read the first one, you just have to finish the series. :)

Highly recommend it!

Happy reading,

Anie


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

To Tame a Wild Heart by Gwen Mitchell

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Author: Gwen Mitchell
Title: To Tame a Wild Heart
Series: Zyne Legacy #1
Published: June 21th 2017
Genre: new adult, romance, urban fantasy, magic
Number of pages: 364
Goodreads link: To Tame a Wild Heart
Amazon link: To Tame a Wild Heart

Received from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis: 

Audrey Taylor has carved a living out of society’s fringes using her supernatural abilities and street smarts. Freedom—sleeping beneath the open skies and under the radar—is all she’s ever needed. But when an ancient council of witches discovers her powers, Audrey must submit to their training or be stripped of her gifts and her memory. Audrey knows better than to trust anyone, and she’s never worked well with others, so it’s just her luck to be assigned a withdrawn and irritable falconer as her mentor. Even more disturbing is her desire to tear through his brooding faΓ§ade and bare the man beneath when she should be focused on escape. 

Corvin Wright values the solace of his duties and only finds peace among the birds entrusted to his keeping. But the council no longer sees a use for his unique gifts, and his sanctuary is in danger unless he can earn his place by babysitting a fledgling witch. The task becomes daunting when his apprentice turns out to be wilder and more broken than any creature he’s ever cared for. Her fiery spirit and dangerous beauty challenge every ideal of the life he’s built. As Audrey wrestles with her captivity and the bonds of responsibility laid upon her, Corvin must find a way to tame her wild heart before she breaks his.

Review

I really like book with magic, especially urban fantasy-ish kind, so this was a win. 

We follow story mostly from Audrey and Corvin perspective, in 3rd person. I really like split perspective, especially with this story, though it was a bit confusing at time. Audrey has a really hard life, she spent most of her life in foster system, running away from harm. The story start with Audrey trying to break out of asylum. She has some special abilities, that make that a lot easier. During the escape she find another girl, with special powers, but she can not take her with. She promised to come back for her and that promise weight heavily on her. She almost make it, but is captured. Next Corvin sees her, being chased and saves her.  

Corvin is an empath, living with and taking care of birds. His mother give him an ultimatum, to take a novice (student) or lose everything. Seems like fate bring them together. :)

It is not easy though. Audrey has a hard time trusting Corvin and trusting this whole new world. 

I really like the magic system in this world, it has structure and whole political system to it. I kind of wished there was of that in the book. There is romantical aspect to the story, but it took time for me to like it. The pace of it was a bit off in the beginning, starting a bit to soon. 

The book gets really , really good, after about half. Then is totally un-put-downable. :)

Happy reading,

Anie

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Revival by Jena Leigh

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Author: Jena Leigh
Title: Revival
Series: The Variant Series #1
Published: November 9th 2012
Genre: ya, paranormal, supernatural, urban fantasy, romance
Number of pages: 282
Goodreads link: Revival
Amazon link: Revival


One of those books, where I am surprised, that more people are not talking about it. It's like x-men story, with a bit of something different. I just love it. 

Alex goes from popular to the least popular, after breaking up with cheating boyfriend. She is left with only one friend, and has a really hard time. One day friend drags her to the mall to cheer her up and Alex keeps on seeing this guy. She is not all that ordinary though. Every time she gets upset, something electrical blows up. 

After being teleported from burning bookstore, she find out her family is not that ordinary. But that is not the last of that. After uncovering one secrets, there are another. Truth being bearing deeply. 

It really fast paced and I loved it from the first chapter. I liked her dynamic with Declan and her slow discovery of powers.

One thing I didn't like, anything to do with her ex. I just hate that guy. :)

Happy reading,

Anie

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michell & Patrice Michelle

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Author: P.T. Michelle
Title: Brightest Kind of Darkness
Series: Brightest Kind of Darkness #1
Published: June 27th 2011 by Patrice Michelle
Genre: paranormal, ya, romance, urban fantasy
Number of pages: 357
Goodreads link: Brightest Kind of Darkness



Nara is very ordinary girl at first glance, in reality she is quite special. Every night she dreams her entire next day. It makes her day very predictable and excellent golly, it also makes life a bit more dull. 

Trouble starts after she prevents bombing at her school, the dreams start to fade and accidents at school accelerate. In the mist of all this she meets Ethan, loner guy with bad reputation, that understands her. They form a connection and her dreams stop.

Ethan is special on his own. She slowly uncovers his secrets, but someone has a problem with her meddling. The end is not really the end, is the start of much bigger story. And I can't wait to read it. 

Story is fast paced and gripping.

Highly recommend it!

Happy reading,

Anie

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Last Dragon Rider || Book Blitz



Title: The Last Dragon Rider 
AuthorErrin Krystal
Series: The Wild Realms of VΓ©neanΓ‘r, #1
Published: August 9th 2017 The Wild Rose Press
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Amazon link: The Last Dragon Rider
Goodreads link: The Last Dragon Rider


Synopsis: 

Trained as an elite warrior from childhood, the elven crown prince FlintathriΓ«l fights to bring a stop to a war that began before he was born. With the aid of his betrothed SairalindΓ«, a skilled mage and dragon rider in her own right, they must find the Book of Souls – an ancient and mysterious tome rumored to have belonged to the god Hath’Raal.

When the missing book turns up in the hands of Mnuvae, the bastard child of the dead king, FlintathriΓ«l finds himself fighting to not only save his people from this new threat but also trying to keep SairalindΓ« safe when Mnuvae takes over the dragons in her attempt to win back the kingdom she believes is rightfully hers.

The love FlintathriΓ«l and SairalindΓ« share shines pure and true, but when the smoke of the battle clears, will their hearts survive the aftermath of war or will their love become a casualty that cannot be revived?

Excerpt:

She began wrapping the cloth tightly about her, binding her breasts firmly, criss-crossing the gauzy fabric around her torso and across her stomach, tying it off at her hip. She shimmied into a pair of leather leggings and reached for her foot wraps. To other races—like the dwarves and humans—the elves lack of footwear was strange. The elven people had strong ties to the lands, their magic and mystique were inexplicably linked. Even those who did not practice magic felt the connection to nature, and the elven people had maintained the practice throughout their long history.
After binding her feet and leaving only her toes exposed, she tossed an olive green tunic over her head before quickly weaving her tresses into a thick braid.
Sivath was waiting, and FlintathriΓ«l was late. Again.
She was reaching for her leather jerkin when he finally appeared in her doorway.
Arms akimbo, he slouched against the frame, all lean muscle and sharp angles beneath his leathers. Silver-white hair fell across his forehead, hiding the dark arches of his brows as he gazed at her with silvery blue eyes. The mop of hair barely touching his shoulders. His coloring typical of the royal family.
Her gaze traced his tattoos. Sweeping vines encompassed runic symbols, curling downward from his bottom lip, winding and weaving their way down his chin and neck. She knew every line that twisted and spread across his shoulders, and across his back. Etchings that disappeared beneath his tunic and reappeared along his arms. She still remembered the day he received the markings, branding him Nuvian. The day she first gave herself to him, the day she truly became his.

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I am so intrigued by the book and can't wait to read it:)

Happy reading,

Anie


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Monday, August 7, 2017

Trap and Trace by Megan Carney

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Author: Megan Carney
Title: Trap and Trace
Published: July 18th 2017
Genre: mystery, thriller
Number of pages: 404
Goodreads link: Trap and Trace

Amazon link: Trap and Trace

Received by Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.


I wasn't expecting from the book, I was sure it will another government conspiracy thriller, where you can tell what will happen within first few chapters. And I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. :)

First few chapters in, I was totally hooked, and couldn't put the book down. The story is full of twist and turn, you can never really tell what will happen next. Another thing I really like, the details. 

So we follow Navy, that is mistakenly kidnapped and CIA agents, that are working on the case. Not all is what it seems and people that should protect her, might just be the one to kill her. Navy has a past and is very resourceful, no damsel :). I really liked her character. Another favourite: Jackson, CIA agent involved in the case. 

Really good book.

Happy reading,

Anie


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Lost Wolf by Stacy Claflin

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Author: Stacy Claflin
Title: Lost Wolf
Series: Curse of the Moon #1
Published: July 17th 2016
Genre: urban fantasy, paranormal, romance
Number of pages: 258
Goodreads link: Lost Wolf
Amazon link: Lost Wolf


Victoria is very excited to start college. Few days in she realises, that she can only remember driving to college and nothing before. 

She meets hot guy and they hit it off immediately. Later on, when she meets her math professor, she finally remembers something. There is a lot to a story, that slowly unfolds.

And a lot of romance, that I kind of didn't like and the story was a bit ... much for me sometimes. I like the premise behind it, but couldn't get all that in to it. 

Happy reading,
Anie

Dating the Prince by Alina Snow

Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Author Alina Snow Title Dating the Prince Series What If Series #1 Number of pages 326 Genre romance, na Cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›...