Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday #2

Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

This week I chose

In the third and final installment of the Spellbound series, Graylee Perez (the duplicate), goes to Spain for a summer of escape. There she meets new friends and comes face to face with her old adversary, Adrian Montez.

When Gray tries to setup a spell that will banish Adrian from her life, she inadvertently falls under a love spell instead.

Charlene returns, having hijacked a new body, for one final battle between the twins. 

It comes out in April! Ughh, so long to wait! Hopefully she accepts me for an ARC. She's an amazing author. The first book in this trilogy is free for Kindle here!

Review: "Duplicity (Spellbound #2)" by Nikki Jefford

Duplicity by Nikki Jefford. Published May 20th, 2012 by Nikki Jefford. 280 pages (ebook version). Source: Purchased from Amazon. My Rating: 5/5 Stars.

If Graylee Perez thought sharing a body with her twin sister was bad, dealing with a duplicate of herself is two times worse. Gray the second doesn’t seem to get that Lee’s boyfriend, Raj McKenna, is off limits. Then there’s the problem of Adrian Montez. He expects one of the Grays to be his.

Nearly a year later, the council is onto them for past misdeeds; Lee, along with the rest of the coven, has lost control of her powers; and Gray is being stalked by what looks like the Grim Reaper.

If they work together, they may stand a chance of setting things right and making it out alive.

My Review

What an AMAZING sequel to Entangled. Nikki Jefford weaves an amazing story. I think this story really upset me. While reading, I would make note that I was pissed off. Not at the writing or the story. It's a great story! The characters and the situations they get themselves into. Have you ever been watching a horror movie where the killer is coming after the female victim and as she's running, she keeps looking back, screaming, and trips over nothing? Yeah, that's the sort of aggravation I was feeling here. There was one thing I was really excited about in this story: Charlene wasn't in it. NO, that's not a spoiler. What it is is an amazing turn of events that left me a happy reader. If there's one character that grinds my gears it's Charlene. I wish I knew her in real life because I'd do her in. Now, I know that the trilogy wouldn't be what it is without her so I'm not expecting her to be out of the equation for long, but it was refreshing not to have to encounter her slutty behavior while more important things are going on in the world around her. It was also really nice to see how Lee and Raj grew through the year since Graylee 'died'. This is just an amazing paranormal YA. I'd love to add 'contemporary' to that, but I'm still not sure. There was alot more love going around in this book. I absolutely loved this book and I can't wait until April for Enchantment. I hope it comes out on the 21st, my birthday! 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Review: "Letting Ana Go" by Anonymous

Letting Ana Go by Anonymous. Expected to be Published by Simon Pulse on June 4, 2013. 256 pages (hardcover). Source: Edelweiss (for review). My Rating: 5/5 Stars.

 In the tradition of Go Ask Alice and Lucy in the Sky, a harrowing account of anorexia and addiction.She was a good girl from a good family, with everything she could want or need. But below the surface, she felt like she could never be good enough. Like she could never live up to the expectations that surrounded her. Like she couldn’t do anything to make a change.

My Review 

This book was amazing. It took me deeper into the world of anorexia. I know people who have suffered from eating disorders, myself being one of them, but never really knew what went through the mind of a person suffering with anorexia. Ana keeps a food diary given to her by her cross country coach and tracks her weight and the day's events. At the beginning, you see her weight stay within a 5 pound range, between 130 and 135, which is healthy for a girl of her height (5'7"). Through the story, she gains a love interest and teams up with her best friend, Jill, in restricting their calories. They become obsessed with exercise, low calorie budgets, and weighing themselves every day.

While reading "Letting Ana Go", I was exposed to the wonders of hip bones, thigh gaps, and rib cages. Apparently you can only be beautiful if you have all of these characteristics present. That's what Ana and Jill had themselves believing.

I feel that this is a must read for everyone, not just teen girls. Parents should especially read it. They need to know that to many girls, looks are everything and they will go to great lengths to achieve the ultimate body. This book is a sure tear jerker. It took me on a ride. I absolutely loved everything about it.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Beautiful Creatures Box Set giveaway!

In celebration of the Beautiful Creatures film being release next month, I'd like to give away a complete box set that includes hardcovers of Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness, Beautiful Chaos, and Beautiful Redemption.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Kindle Fire HD Giveaway!

20 Amazing Authors plus more than 100 of the Best Bloggers have joined together to bring you 1 Amazing Giveaway!

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The Essence (The Pledge, #2)Alaina Claiborne (British Agent Novel #1)Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped OutUncontrollable (#2, Nature of Grace series)Hunted (The Guardian Legacy, #3)Cliffhanger (The Belinda & Bennett Mysteries, Book 1)I Was Here—Before You CameEverlostBlood OathReaper's Novice (Soul Collector  #1)BulletproofLancaster HouseTwo HalvesMurder on Potrero Hill (A Peyton Brooks' Mystery, #1)Bellyache: A Delicious TaleKill ShotSkid Out (Heavy Influence Trilogy, #0.5)Between (Crossroads Saga, #2)Dragon Stones: Book One of the Dragon Stone Saga (Dragon Stone Saga, #1)Rapunzel Untangled

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Everlost by Brenda Pandos

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Reaper's Novice by Cecilia Robert

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Two Halves by Marta Szemik

Murder on Potrero Hill by M.L. Hamilton

Bellyache by Crystal Marcos

Kill Shot by Anne Patrick

Skid Out by Ann Marie Frohoff

Between by Mary Ting

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