viernes, 23 de septiembre de 2011

Fierce Dawn, Amber Scott

Name: Fierce Dawn.
Author: Amber Scott
Series: No name
Publisher: Tholden Press.

Format: PDF
Pages: 177 pages.
About the author: In between naptimes and dishes, Amber Scott escapes into her characters' fates, loves, and complications. A native Nevadan she now makes her home in Phoenix, AZ with her husband and two children. She enjoys contributing monthly interviews with industry insiders at and loves to blog at her weblog and at She's addicted to chocolate, often burns dinner and still believes in happily ever after.
Where can you buy it:
Book depository
Barnes and noble

What goodreads says:
Snarling teeth, glowing eyes. Someone--something--is after her.
The man who haunts her dreams enters her reality, claiming she's transforming into a changeling--not quite immortal but no longer human.
Battlelines are drawn and blood spills as the two fight not only for her life, but for mankind's as well.

My opinion:
I recieved this book for reviewing as part of the Romancing your dark side Paranormal Book Tour and at the end of this post you can find out how to win your own copy.
This is an adults book.
This book was great, it had a bit of everything: love, sexual tension, adventure, fights, family problems and friends. Although I would of liked a bit more of the stories behind each character.
As for the characters well, our heroine Sadie is the kind of character you want to hug and make all the bad things go away, but she does do pretty well on herself. Although she is not as strong as the other characters she at least tries to fight back.
Elijah, what can I say about him, he's the goodlooking angellike character, strong and charismatic, he tries to stop himself from falling for Sadie and fails miserably I must add ;)
As for the secondary characters.
Lyric and Monica are hilarious but I didn't like Holly that much, we don't get to know much about Crusoe's character but he intrigues me^^ Heather is way to intense and overprotective, but Jen was a great friend and cousin; as for Ben I loved him, he actually reminded me a bit of one of my friends.
Amber portrayed well the sexual fustration that Sadie feels as she finds herself falling for Elijah only for him to well start and never finish, but we also see how Elijah feels about this.
So this book is a good adults romance with a bit of paranormal. Read it ;)
I give it four stars.

Now as I said you can win a copy of this book, how? Easy.
1. Make sure your over the legal age in your country.
2. Be a follower of my blog.
3. Leave a comment with your email.
Contest ends on the October the seventh, and winners will be announced the next day. Good luck.
And that's it ;) Easy as I said, see you next time!!

domingo, 18 de septiembre de 2011

Winner ;)

So with help of the winner of my first ever giveaway is commenter number 3 Cath. Congratulations^^
For those who didn't win don't worry I'm hosting a few more giveaways in the next two months so keep in touch ;) See you all soon.

Prophecy of the sisters, Michelle Zink

Name: Prophecy of the Sisters
Author: Michelle Zink
Series: Prophecy of the Sisters book 1.
Publisher: ATOM
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368 pages.
About the author: Michelle Zink lives in New York with her four children. Prophecy of the Sisters was her first novel, and was chosen as one of Booklist's Top Ten Debut Novels of 2009 and as one of the Chicago Public Library's Best Books for Young Readers. It has also been listed on the New York Public Library's Stuff for the Teen Age and the Lone Star Reading List.
Where can you buy it:
Book depository
Barnes and noble

What goodreads says:
An ancient prophecy divides two sisters-
One good...
One evil...
Who will prevail?
Twin sisters Lia and Alice Milthorpe have just become orphans. They have also become enemies. As they discover their roles in a prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other, the girls find themselves entangled in a mystery that involves a tattoo-like mark, their parents' deaths, a boy, a book, and a lifetime of secrets.
Lia and Alice don't know whom they can trust.
They just know they can't trust each other.
My opinion:
I loved this book from the first time I read it. It's a change from all the vampire books now a days. The story starts out at Thomas Milthorpe's funeral (Lia and Alice's dad) there we meet the different characters who at one point or another will have some role in the book. Their brother Henry, Lia's best friend James, their driver and friend Edmund and Aunt Virginia.
Later that night Lia looks at the strange symbol that has appeared on her wrist the night after her fathers death, a symbol that proves her part and Alice's in an ancient prophecy in which they have a choice to either save the world or destroy it.
But Lia doesn't know about the prophecy until James her best friend and love interest finds a book in her fathers library with only one page in it, this book is ruffly translated to the "Book of Chaos" the prophecy says this:
Through fire and harmony mankind endured
Until the sending of the Guards
Who took as wives and lovers the woman of man,
Engendering His wrath.
Two sisters, formed in the same swaying ocean,
One the Guardian, One the Gate.
One keeper of peace,
The other bartering sorcery for devotion.
Cast from the heavens, the Souls were Lost
As the Sisters continue the battle
Until the Gates summon forth their return,
Or the Angel brings the Keys to the Abyss.
The Army, marching forth through the Gates.
Samael, the Beast, through the Angel.
The Angel, guarded only by the gossamer veil of protection.
Four Marks, Four Keys, Circle of Fire
Birthed in the first breath of Samhain
In the shadow of the Mystic Stone Serpent of Aubur.
Let the Angel’s Gate swing without the Keys
Followed by the Seven Plagues and No Return.
Open your arms, Mistress of Chaos, that the havoc of the Beast will flow like a river
For all is lost when the Seven Plagues begin.
Lia's and Alice's relationship evolves, breaks and mends through the book as do they, and little by little their personalities shine with their own light.
I love the setting of this book (the late 1800) and Michelle makes it all feel so real that I actually feel like I'm living the story rather than reading it, that I'm discovering the secrets with Lia, Alice, Luisa and Sonia (although some secrets I suspect before they find out), I feel like hugging Henry or telling James the truth (poor thing he's kept in the dark)
All the characters were well written and made you feel for them.
I loved Lia with her insecurities, and how she grows into finding her role and trying as best as she can to stop the end.
Sonia is the calm one, and the one that knows most about the prophecy and Lia's role in it as she's a spiritualist.
And then Luisa is a bubbly character, although I think her personality hides her insecurities.
And finally Alice, she is complicated, at some parts of the book I would label her as EVIL in capital letters, especially in at the end, what she did is unforgivable in my book, but then in other parts we see a part of her that is good, is capable of feeling friendship and compassion.
I can't wait to read Guardian of the Gate and I'm of to read it right now.
I rate this book 5 stars and recommend it to anyone who likes historical fiction and paranormal.

On a second note my first ever giveaway is now closed and I'll be announcing the winner later today. Thank you to everyone who participated :)

sábado, 17 de septiembre de 2011

Torment, Lauren Kate

Name: Torment
Author: Lauren Kate
Series: Fallen book 2.
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Format: Paperback
Pages: 452 pages.
About the author: Lauren Kate grew up in Dallas, went to school in Atlanta, and started writing in New York.
She is the author of Fallen and The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove. She lives in Laurel Canyon with her husband and hopes to work in a restaurant kitchen, get a dog, and learn how to surf.

Where can you buy it:
Barnes and noble
Book depository

What goodreads says:
Hell on earth.
That’s what it’s like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel.
It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcasts—immortals who want to kill Luce. Daniel hides Luce at Shoreline, a school on the rocky California coast with unusually gifted students: Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans.
At Shoreline, Luce learns what the Shadows are, and how she can use them as windows to her previous lives. Yet the more Luce learns, the more she suspects that Daniel hasn’t told her everything. He’s hiding something—something dangerous.
What if Daniel’s version of the past isn’t actually true? What if Luce is really meant to be with someone else?
My opinion:
Don't get me wrong I do like this series, but this book felt like a filler to me, we don't find out anything new and Luce is starting to really annoy me, I feel like she only knows how to complain and act like a spoiled child who always gets her way, and I felt like screaming at her to grow up!!
On the other hand we do get a little bit of information (hidden of course but it's there) and we meet more  fallen angels and "demons" (well technically there all fallen angels but some are more fallen than others?? That is a bit crazy but...) and the outcasts (the name says it all, their not accepted anywhere and truthfully their really creepy) and we find out a bit more about the announcers.
Other than that the most entertaining bit is when we meet Luce's new roommate, Shelby who is amazing (I seem to prefer the secondary characters in this series much more than the main) and amazing. Also we finally get to meet Callie (Luce's best friend) and Arriane comes back even if it's for a short period of time and I loved the thanksgiving dinner with everyone it was so funny^^
So I give it 2 out of 5 and I hope the last book is an improvement.

Starcrossed, Josephine Angelini

Author: Josephine Angelini
Series: Starcrossed 1.
Publisher: Harper Teen
Format: Kindle.
Pages: 400 pages.
 About the author: Josephine Angelini is a Massachusetts native and the youngest of eight siblings. A real-live farmer's daughter, Josie graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in theater, with a focus on the classics. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband.
Starcrossed is her first novel.

Where can you buy it:
Book depository
Barnes and noble

What goodreads says:
How do you defy destiny?
Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.
As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.

My opinion:

So I read this book as part of The Book Nerd Choice organized by the fabulous Jean Vallesteros. Every month she and Alice choose a book that we will all read and at the end there will be a poll to choose our favourite character :) The character that wins will get a bookmark drawn by James Vallesteros (who is an awesome artist) So here's my review of starcrossed:
The story starts with Helen discussing with her dad (she lives with her single dad) about the possibility of getting a new car (argument that she looses may I say Dad-1. Helen-0) Enter Claire Aoki (aka Giggles) who looks fragile but is a total bad ass (in a good way of course) and Helen's best friend; and finally at school we meet the Delos children (Hector, Jason, Adriane, Lucas and Cassandra) who have just moved from Spain (I wish...(I live in Spain^^)) for whom Helen feels an instant dislike; and every time she's near them she sees three old women who are always urging and crying blood. 
She also starts having these weird nightmares where she finds herself in a barren and desolate land, and upon awakening finds herself covered in dust and incredibly thirsty (for me it was kinda obvious where she was "going" but then people says I read to much and therefore know things other people wouldn't) Then something happens and Helen no longer feels the urge to kill the Delos family but a new enemy is approaching from their own family and time is running out.
I did like this book, it was well written and had an interesting story, I loved the Delos family and Helen's best friend Claire, but I didn't like Helen to much in the beginning she annoyed me and at the end I was kind of indifferent to her.
But I liked Starcrossed because it wasn't your typical girl meets boy and falls in love at first sight, actually far from it, more like hate at first sight, or I want to kill you at first sight.
I love Greek mythology and in my opinion there aren't enough books based on it (or any mythology for that question) so I eagerly read anything to do with it. 
I love the idea that the characters are scions (or demigods, half bloods whatever you know them as) and are condemned (lets see how they get past that)
I loved Lucas, but my favorite male character was Hector and I cried soo much when you know what happened (well you do if you've read the book)
And my favorite female character was either Claire (Helen's human best friend) and Cassandra Delos, Lucas's younger sister. I also loved Luca's mum Noel (she was amazing and so funny)
My main problem was the twist at nearly the end of the book, it felt forced and as it's been done before a bit repetitive and I think the book would of done equally well or even better without it (of course this is only my opinion)
Some of my favorite quotes are:
"She decided that if Lucas was gay then she was going to have to get a sex change operation. He would be so worth it" (Soo right^^)
“After I pushed you off the roof . . .” she began. “After you what?” Lucas yelled.
“The Descender must go down to those who cannot forgive and cannot forget. The Descender and her Shield will free the Three from their suffering as she will free the Houses from the cycle of blood for blood,” 
“And I start answering him with my usual flair for clever repartee,” Claire said, a bit too innocently. “Translation: you insulted him.” 
"You and I are way too fabulous to be ordinary"
“I don’t know why you’re fighting it, Len. One, he’s frigging gorgeous. Two, he’s so frigging gorgeous you need to count it twice. Three, he saw you fall down and left practice to see if you were okay. That’s, like devotion.” 
Overall an enjoyable book.

I give it 3.5 stars out of five.

Next month we'll be reading:
Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly so come and join us at Jean book nerd

miércoles, 14 de septiembre de 2011

Seers, Heather Frost

Name: Seers
Author: Heather Frost
Series: No name
Publisher:  Cedar Fort
Format: ARC received in exchange for a honest review.
Release date: 8th of October 2011
Pages: 331 pages
About the author:
Heather Frost was born in Sandy, Utah, and raised in a small Northern Utah town. She is the second oldest of ten children, and she loves her family very much. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in English. She has always been an avid reader, and reading and writing are among her most favorite things to do. She also enjoys playing the flute,  listening to all types of music, and watching a wide variety of movies. Ever since she wrote her first short story—at the age of four—she has dreamed of one day becoming an author. Seers is her first published novel.
Where can you buy it:
Well obviously you can't buy it yet :) But you can pre-order it here:
Book depository (remember it delivers free)

What goodreads says:
For Kate Bennet, surviving the car wreck that killed her parents means big changes and even bigger problems. As she begins to see auras and invisible people, Kate must learn to trust Patrick O'Donnell, a handsome Guardian, or risk her life being overrun with Demons. She soon realizes that both she and her heart are in big-time trouble.

My opinion:

Yes this is my second blog tour and I'm soo excited :) I received this ARC in exchange of a honest review and here it is:
So how do I explain this well... lets start from the beginning right? So when I heard about this book I realized I had read something similar sometime ago, well honestly the summary was similar but that's where the similarities end.
This book was really good, I loved the prologue as we get to know Patrick before he becomes a guardian, and I think that was a really good twist.
After the prologue we jump forward in time (a longggg time) and we meet Kate who is preparing for her first day at school with her best friend Lee, who by the way is amazing and sounds a bit like me on a coffee or chocolate rush :) and her boyfriend who is likable but plain (sometimes plain is good believe me) we also get to meet Kate's grandparents, I love grandpa and I was soo surprised when... well you'll see and her twin sisters, who are adorable and funny. And we also meet however briefly Toni immature and unique in his own way, and finally Patrick the new guy at school (enters the hotness)
I really liked this book because although there is a love story (really what did you expect?) It's not the main part of the story, more like a secondary one, the main part is how Kate is adjusting to seeing auras (get it? She sees so she's a seer? Okay totally obvious) and the fight in between guardians and demons for her because she's special.
In the end I felt pretty bad for Aaron but well I knew it was going to happen. And the book leaves us with a cliffhanger (darn I hate those) I can't wait for the next one :)
And the demons? They were great, one of them he is so mafia like I could imagine him there looking all bad ass and everything :)
So I give it 4 stars out of five.

viernes, 9 de septiembre de 2011

Sunrise at Sunset, Jaz Primo

Name: Sunrise at Sunset
Author: Jaz Primo
Series: Sunset Vampire
Publisher:  Rutherford Literary Group
Format: Pdf
Pages: 430 pages.
Website: or
About the author:

Jaz Primo is an author, history buff, pun-master and all-around lover of all things vampire and urban fantasy. He's the author of the fantasy/paranormal romance Sunset Vampire Series. His debut novel, Sunrise at Sunset, was released in October 2010 in both trade paperback and eBook formats, and has been well-received worldwide. In fact, it's among the top 400 Kindle books in the U.K.
The second novel in the series, A Bloody London Sunset, was released May 1, 2011 in trade paperback and multiple eBook formats, including of course, Kindle. The book trailer is out and can be viewed right here, in fact. Please check it out!
The third novel, Summit at Sunset, is scheduled for a January 2012 release.
Where can you buy it:
Book depository 
Barnes and Noble

What goodreads says:
We vampires are focused and tend to shape our own realities. My name is Katrina Rawlings, and I am a vampire. I declare that with neither pride nor ego. I am simply nature's most dangerous predator. On occasion, it's a very valuable quality. It helped me protect Caleb Taylor one day when he was very young. But that single, traumatic day is behind him now; wiped from his memory, or so I hope. Caleb has finally matured into a rather striking young man, and believe me, I like what I see. I'll readily admit that there are issues for us to confront and overcome, though a sense of mutual commitment isn't one of them. I'm feeling hopeful for our future together, in fact. But an adversary from my past has returned to haunt me, and she's trying to get back at me through Caleb. That was her first...and last...mistake. I'll protect my Caleb at all costs, and I'll make her regret the day she was born. So, I suppose that I'm not just a vampire. I'm about to become someones worst nightmare!

My opinion:
Hi everyone :)
As you might know I'm participating in the Romancing Your Dark Side Tour, for me it's really exciting as it's my first and I hope to do allot more^^ So my first book is this one. I LOVED it.

I love it when the alpha is the female I mean come one we can't always be the one getting rescued, us girls can kick ass to right?? Of course :)
Jaz is really good at writing the story from a female alpha POV. Katrina is strong and protective of Caleb but also loving and feminine, and as most alphas (female or male) she is very possessive and she has the most amazing red hair. But there's more to Katrina than meets the eye.
Caleb in this occasion is the damsel in distress, well not exactly... as he's not a damsel. But he is an easily liked character right from the beginning. Shy, good looking, a community college history teacher  and willing to do anything to save his loves life.
Alton is Katrina's mentor and a good friend. And Chimalma (yes I know cool name ^^) is the baddy.
But my favorite character is Katrinas best friend Paige, she's modern,  sassy, quirky, funny and a great friend, she's also fiercely protective of Caleb.
You'll like this book if you like vampire books but your fed up with the alpha male stories in which the female character is weak and always depending on the male. Because not only is Katrina a female but Caleb is far from helpless.
So I give it 5 stars. :)
With this occasion comes a surprise ^^

Jaz Primo and Romancing Your Dark Side Tour are allowing me to do my first giveaway so one lucky commenter will win a e-book version of this book.
All you have to do is follow my blog, and leave a comment, easy right?? Don't forget to include your email so I can contact you if you win.
This giveaway will run from today until the 16th of September. Winners will be announced and contacted the next day. If you haven't answered past 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.
Thank you and Good Luck everyone!!