March 2014 At-a-glance

I can’t believe March is already gone. I have been busy finding more tours to offer, as well as reading more books. But I’ve also been busy getting my daughter ready for Kindergarten! It’s amazing how quickly they become independent. I’m starting to miss my baby girl but am loving how she wants to do everything all by herself. Here’s to a Happy Spring. And happy reading!

Melt with youMelt with You by Jesse Evans, Genre: Romance First in the Fire and Icing series. Naomi Whitehouse returns to Summerville Georgia to heal after losing her baby and fiance all at once. Can she repair the love she left behind? This was a short and sweet romance with the added side bennie of a firefighter as the main man? Can’t miss. Get it!

Golden AppleThe Golden Apple by Michelle Diener. Genre: Fantasy Can Princess Kayla and her rescuer, Rane save themselves from maddness by stealing a magical gem from the witch in the Dark Forest? This was such a great story. Well written, fast paced, fun, exciting but too short! I can’t wait for the next books from Michelle Diener to come out! Get it!

eastlandEastland by Marian Cheatham Genre: Historical Fiction Based on the true capsizing of the SS Eastland in Chicago 1915. See my full post. Get it!

NNickel Platedickel Plated by Aric Davis Genre: Mystery, young adult. A twelve year old PI helps another teen search for her missing younger sister. I really enjoyed this book. There was some heavy content – child abuse and trafficking but not enough details to make you sick over it- and enough levity to make you laugh out loud. I highly recommend this one! Get it!

Blind AllegianceBlind Allegiance by Violetta Rand genre: historical romance A Viking receives a message from Odin to sack a holding in Britain. As a prize he brings home the earl’s youngest daughter. I’m not that into Norse stories but this was pretty good. Get it!

London BoundLondon Bound by Nana Malone Genre: Contemporary Romance a good read and take on the Cinderella story. Malone is a wonderful writer and was able to make pretty believable characters. See my full review and blog tour on April 9 or Get It now.

Dog GoneDog Gone, Back Later by Nick Trout. Genre contemporary fiction. A man comes home to revive his late father’s veterinary practice and makes friends, finds love, and learns how to live along the way. This was a fun and interesting novel. Anyone who likes animals, pathology, csi, and romance will like this sweet, short story from an excellent writer. Get it! 

February At-a-glance

PandemoniumPandemonium by Lauren Oliver Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian. The second in the Delerium series. In the future, love is considered a disease and all teens have corrective surgery for it. In this book, Lena has escaped to “the Wilds” but left her boyfriend Alex behind, dead. She works to come to terms with her loss and decides to aid the Resistance in his honor. A much more action oriented story with a surprise ending. I just knew it would end the way it did but I was still upset when it happened! Get it!

 

ShineShine by Lauren Myracle Genre: Young Adult, Mystery. A serious story about hate crime in a small town. A great book for all teens and their parents – lots of discussion opportunities. Check out my full post and review from February 19, 2014. Get it!

 

Moon Dwellers

Moon Dwellers by David Estes Genre: Sci-fi, Young Adult. Society has moved underground due to unlivable conditions on Earth’s surface but the masses are not happy and are at the brink of civil war. A really good story that reminded me of Asimov’s Caves of Steel, but more lighthearted. Fun and easy to read. I will be reading the rest of this series for sure! Get It!

Fire CountryFire Country by David Estes Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian. Another good read by Estes. Set on Earth in the future, a young woman is coming of age (16) where she will be paired with a man (not of her choice) to start her “term” of child bearing to help keep her society thriving in the midst of extremely harsh living conditions. Check out my Fire Country Birthday post to learn more about author David Estes and this series. Get It!

ElsewhereElsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin Genre: Young Adult. Lizzie dies at 15 and ends up in Elsewhere. A story about accepting your life and choosing to live it. This one made me laugh and cry. Get it!

 

DarkLycanDark Lycan by Sherrilyn Kenyon Genre: Paranormal Romance. Christine Feehan does it again! A super fast paced exciting book that adds yet another layer to the Carpathian story. If you haven’t read anything by her yet, you need to start now! Check out my full post.
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January at-a-glance

As part of my New Year’s Resolution to do more posts for you all. I’ve decided that I simply can’t do full book reviews for every book that I read. Sooo I’ve decided that I will do a month- at-a-glance and show you what I have read and with a quick description, genre and whether it’s any good or not. Hope you enjoy getting a sneak peak and maybe one of these will spark your interest.

Here goes, in no particular order:

Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn – book one of the Mindjack Trilogy Genre: YAOpen Minds. A world where everyone can read each others’ minds and the odd ones out are the ones that can’t. This story was pretty good but a bit slow for me until about 2/3 of the way through but it ended well. Get it!

The Line by J.D. Horn – Witching Savannah, Book One Genre: YAthe Line. This is about a family of witches in, you guessed it – Savannah, Georgia. I really liked this book and am looking forward to reading the next in the series. Get it!

Forbidden Forest by Tenaya Jayne – Legends of Regia Genre: Adult, Paranormal, FantasyForbidden Forest. This was surprisingly good if short (234 pages). The story moved along really well and was satisfying all around. Definitely going to read the next in the Legends of Regia series. Get it!

Timebound by Rysa Walker – The Chronos Files Genre: YA, Sci-FiTimebound Well, if you’ve read my posts, you know I liked this one. Get it!

Sacrificed in Shadow by SM Reine Genre: Adult, ParanormalSacrificed In Shadow Mystery. Pretty interesting story  (shifter, demons, angels, magic) and good writing. What more could you want? Get it!

Crimson NightCrimson Night by Marie Hall Genre: Adult, Paranormal This was told from the demons’ perspective but she was a good(?) demon. Not bad, decent writing and storyline, but I just wasn’t that into it. Get it!