Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hatter Madigan: Ghost in the Hatbox

Title: Hatter Madigan: Ghost in the Hatbox 
Author:  Frank Beddor
Rating: /5
Reviewed for NG

An exciting new adventure featuring a teenaged Hatter Madigan, one of the most popular characters from the New York Times best-selling The Looking Glass Wars trilogy by Frank Beddor!

Combat training! Secret society initiations! Self-serving rivals! Welcome to Wonderland’s prestigious Millinery Academy: where those born to protect the queendom train to become spies, assassins, and bodyguards. With all that to contend with, not to mention following in his popular older brother’s footsteps, just getting through Imagination Class seems impossible already.

And that’s before he starts seeing ghosts lurking in the corridors…

When students begin behaving strangely throughout the academy, Hatter and his fellow cadets must unlock the mysteries behind the ghosts, and the headmaster’s suspicious behavior, before the entire student body finds itself possessed!

Join Hatter and his fellow cadets on their first adventures in Wonderland. Let’s just hope it isn’t their last! 

My Review: Coming Soon!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

With Malice (Sampler)

Title: With Malice
Author: Eileen Cook
Sample reviewed for NG and Buzz Books

Rating: 3/5

Description: Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital room, leg in a cast, stitches in her face and a big blank canvas where the last 6 weeks should be. She comes to discover she was involved in a fatal accident while on a school trip in Italy three days previous but was jetted home by her affluent father in order to receive quality care. Care that includes a lawyer. And a press team. Because maybe the accident...wasn't an accident. Wondering not just what happened but what she did, Jill tries to piece together the events of the past six weeks before she loses her thin hold on her once-perfect life.   

My Review: This Sample was weird, it started on chapter 3, but the story was interesting and I will be trying to get the full arc from NG now! I've been declined so I will have to wait til it is published now!

Stranger in My Arms

Title: Stranger in My Arms
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Rating: 5/5

"Lady Hawksworth, your husband is not dead..."

With those words, Lara's life turned upside down. Hunter, Earl of Hawksworth, had been lost at sea. Or so she'd been told. Their unhappy marriage—with its cold caresses and passionless kisses—was over. But now a powerful, virile man stood before her, telling secrets only a husband could know, and vowing she would once again be his wife in every way. While Lara couldn't deny that this man with the smoldering dark eyes resembled hunter, he was attentive and loving in ways he never was before. Soon she desperately wanted to believe, with every beat of her heart, that this stranger was truly her husband. But had this rake reformed—or was Lara being seduced by a cunning stranger?

My Review: Love, just Loved this story. I don't know what to say, from the sassy Lara to the I knew he wasn't the earl- tho I loved him anyways. Plus Johnny... so cute. The story kept moving and everything. I think I'm in love with Lisa's writing now! YAY! so here i go to put more of hers on hold and not tell you anymore of this books- read it!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Orphan Queen and Mirror King

I would love to own these two books and read them because they sound interesting to me. And I love fantasy YA books!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Prince of Tennis vol.1-4

Title: Prince of Tennis v.1-4
Author: Takeshi Konomi

There is a rumor going around that a twelve-year-old boy is going to enter the sixteen-year-old and under tennis group. How can someone so young ever hope to compete with kids much older and more experienced than him? This is no ordinary kid: he is none other than Ryoma Echizen, the Prince of Tennis! Ryoma's father was destined for greatness until he injured himself during a match, ending his career forever. His talent was passed on to his son, who is determined to be the best tennis player in the world. Can the prince gain the respect of his fellow teammates despite his small size and young age? Find out in this intense sports manga!


Bright Blaze of Magic

Title: Bright Blaze of Magic
Author: Jennifer Estep
Rating:  4/5
Reviewed for NG

Bad Things Always Come In Threes…

As a thief, I'm good at three things: hiding in the shadows, getting in and out unseen, and uncovering secrets. I put these skills to work for the Sinclair Family, one of the magical mobs that run the tourist town of Cloudburst Falls.

Everyone knows Victor Draconi wants to take over all the other Families--and kill every last Sinclair. What they don't know is that I'm on to him, and no way will I let the man who murdered my mom get away with hurting all the other people I care about. Especially when I've got places to break into, stuff to steal, and Devon Sinclair fighting right by my side…

My Review: The first thing I got to say is that I love how all Jennifer's books are tied together somehow... its real nice. Another thing is that even if this story and Lila kicks butt it doesn't have the same feeling as Mythos Books- but alas that was my first series I read of hers. The Mythos actually made me cry thru out the series... this one not so much but I still love the story. And it ended with some of the conflict not addressed but what the heck... this trilogy was filled with action and I love the pixes and other creatures filled in it like the Lochness! So yup yup!


Title: Starflight
Author: Melissa Landers
Rating:  5/5

Life in the outer realm is a lawless, dirty, hard existence, and Solara Brooks is hungry for it. Just out of the orphanage, she needs a fresh start in a place where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. She's so desperate to reach the realm that she's willing to indenture herself to Doran Spaulding, the rich and popular quarterback who made her life miserable all through high school, in exchange for passage aboard the spaceliner Zenith.

When a twist of fate lands them instead on the Banshee, a vessel of dubious repute, Doran learns he's been framed on Earth for conspiracy. As he pursues a set of mysterious coordinates rumored to hold the key to clearing his name, he and Solara must get past their enmity to work together and evade those out for their arrest. Life on the Banshee may be tumultuous, but as Solara and Doran are forced to question everything they once believed about their world—and each other—the ship becomes home, and the eccentric crew family. But what Solara and Doran discover on the mysterious Planet X has the power to not only alter their lives, but the existence of everyone in the universe...

My Review: I loved this book, the crew reminded me of Firefly because they are a group of misfits! The story was awesome and I read most of the book this morning and couldn't put it down... and will read all her books! Well I'm a big fan of hers already! So yup!