Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Review: One Kick by Chelsea Cain

Title: One Kick
Author: Chelsea Cain
Author Info: Website|Blog|Facebook|Twitter
Genre: Thriller
Series: Kick Lannigan #1
Source: Edelweiss
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 19th August 2014

Tell Me About It
Kick Lannigan, 21, is a survivor. Abducted at age six in broad daylight, the police, the public, perhaps even her family assumed the worst had occurred. And then Kathleen Lannigan was found, alive, six years later. In the early months following her freedom, as Kick struggled with PTSD, her parents put her through a litany of therapies, but nothing helped until the detective who rescued her suggested Kick learn to fight. Before she was thirteen, Kick learned marksmanship, martial arts, boxing, archery, and knife throwing. She excelled at every one, vowing she would never be victimized again. But when two children in the Portland area go missing in the same month, Kick goes into a tailspin. Then an enigmatic man Bishop approaches her with a proposition: he is convinced Kick's experiences and expertise can be used to help rescue the abductees. Little does Kick know the case will lead directly into her terrifying past…

Monday, 21 July 2014

Review: Fireborn by Keri Arthur

Title: Fireborn
Author: Keri Arthur
Author Info: Website|Blog|Facebook|Twitter
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Souls of Fire #1
Source: Publisher
Publisher: Piatkus Books
Publication Date: 1st July 2014

Tell Me About It
From New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur comes a brand-new series featuring heroine Emberly Pearson—a phoenix capable of taking on human form and cursed with the ability to foresee death....

Emberly has spent a good number of her many lives trying to save humans. So when her prophetic dreams reveal the death of Sam, a man she once loved, she does everything in her power to prevent it from happening. But in saving his life, she gets more than she bargained for.

Sam is working undercover for the Paranormal Investigations Team, and those who are trying to murder him are actually humans infected by a plaguelike virus, the Crimson Death—a by-product of a failed government experiment intended to identify the enzymes that make vampires immortal. Now all those infected must be eliminated.

But when Emberly’s boss is murdered and his irreplaceable research stolen, she needs to find the guilty party before she goes down in flames....

Book Wars! Insurgent by Veronica Roth (44)

Book Wars a weekly feature hosted between two book review blogs – A Life Bound By Books & Much Loved Books!

It’s a fact that book lovers know all about the covers of the books they covet. Often when a title is released here in the US, it’s sometimes vastly different across the pond in the UK. So, Lisa from A Life Bound By Books and I have come together to create Book Wars to talk about the difference in covers when it comes to the US vs. UK versions.
We hope from time to time authors will chime in with their thoughts as well. We welcome everyone to comment and share their thoughts too! The more the merrier!

Before we get to this weeks Book Wars, we have a winner to announce. The Book Wars winner for Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs is........USA!!!!!!
Thank you to everyone who voted for both books, and for picking a winner.

Also, there's a poll at the bottom of the post that we'd love to hear your input for the two covers! Tell us which one YOU love the most.

Left: US - Right: UK

Title: Insurgent
Series: Divergent, #2
Author: Veronica Roth
US - Katherine Tegen Books, 525 Pages (May 1st 2012),
UK - HarperCollins Children's Books, 525 Pages (May 1st 2012)
Add to: Goodreads USA Version, Goodreads UK Version
Order online here:
USA: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository,
UK: Amazon UKWaterstonesW H Smith, The Book Depository

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

About the author:
Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011) and INSURGENT (May 2012). The third and final book in The Divergent Trilogy, ALLEGIANT, will come out on October 22, 2013. In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes. (Or some other kind of bland breakfast cereal.)

Find Veronica Online:
Website/Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Let the Wars Begin:
Its now time to make our decision, let's see what we think about the covers and pick our favourite cover.
This is a HUGE, MEGA, FAVORITE trilogy of mine... and I LOVED this book. I'll totally admit that I haven't read the last one because I'm dreading what I think happens. But I love these covers. They are amazing in person and I love seeing them on my shelves. Well, the US ones on my shelves. I have seen the UK covers in person at book shops but I'm still partial to the US covers. There's just something so incredible about them. I see something new on the US covers just about every time I look at them. Love tree too!

So this week my vote goes to the US cover! Check out my review for: Divergent
This is an easy choice for me this week. While I do love the USA cover, the scenic view of the city and ho the symbol represents the factions, I have to go with the home side this week, UK.
I love the colouring of this book and in real life the leaves look fantastic on the cover. I love the sky in the background, but also how it is just the silhouette of a person standing alone.

check out my review and see what I thought here

VOTE for YOUR favorite cover of Divergent NOW!

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Bookish and Bloggish News

Stacking the Shelves

[inspired by Pop Culture Junkie]
Stacking The Shelves is all about the books we are adding to our shelves each week, sharing with you our excitement for our newest titles and maybe have you discover a new book in the process!

This week I received…….

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Life of a Blogger: Tattoos

[Hosted by Novel Heartbeat]

What is it?
It’s a weekly feature. Each week I will choose a subject and talk about that subject in my life. The topics will be non-bookish so that you can get to know me on a more personal level! I definitely encourage you guys to participate, too. I want this to be meme style with a linky for you to add your posts to. I want to know more about you guys as well!

When is it?
Every Thursday. It doesn’t really matter when you post, though, as long as it’s not before 12 AM EST on a Thursday. If it’s more convenient to post on another day of the week, that’s perfectly fine! Just remember to come back and add your link to the linky :)
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