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!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Spring 2016 Penguin Teen Preview Sampler

Alwyn Hamilton
Rating: 4/5
Sample reviewed for NG

Description: She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But there's nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can't wait to escape from.

Destined to wind up "wed or dead," Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out of Dustwalk. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, in a shooting contest, she figures he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of leaving home, she never imagined she'd gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan's army, with a fugitive who's wanted for treason. And she'd never have predicted she'd fall in love with him...or that he'd help her unlock the powerful truth of who she really is.

My review: The sample was too short but i liked what I read. The main character and story was interesting... and as soon as the library lets me borrow it... i will!

Wink Poppy Midnight & The Passion of Dolssa <--- Didn't really like these two!

Salt to the Sea

Title: Salt to the Sea (Sneak Peak)
Author: Ruta Sepetys

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Summerlost (SP)

Title: Summerlost (Sneak Peak)


Title: Soundless
Author: Richelle Mead
Rating:  4/5

Description: For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom.   When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink and many go hungry. Fei’s home, the people she loves, and her entire existence is plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation.   But soon Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon.   Richelle Mead takes readers on a triumphant journey from the peak of Fei’s jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiugo, where a startling truth and an unlikely romance will change her life forever....

My Review: Not so much fantasy, wanted more of it but the Chinese myth was good enough to keep my interest to finish the book!
Already Previewed to Chapter 4!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Coming in Third

Title: Coming in Third
Author: Amber Kell
Rating: 4/5


Love sometimes comes in threes.

With his mother plotting to have him wed, Niall decides to sneak out of the fae palace and fulfill one of his greatest fantasies. At the Unconventional bar, he finds a pair of lion shifters looking to spice up their love life. Unable to resist the strong attraction between them, Niall lets the persuasive pair take him home.

Jovan and Luka have been searching for their third for years. When Niall stumbles into the bar, their shifter instincts tell them the innocent fae could be their long sought mate. After a sensual night together, they’re certain the beautiful man was fated to be theirs.

His guards fetch him from the shifters’ bed and Niall is taken away from the pair. Upset about Niall’s return to the palace and a possible arranged marriage, the lion shifters battle to decide their future—should they go and fetch their mate or let it only be the one-night stand Niall promised them?

My Review: Short and Sweet like this review, I usually don't read gay novels that much but hey its got magic- faes, and Horney shapeshitfers... oh mine. Very hot for such a short story and I'll probody check out her other short stories :P

The Dark Days Club (SP)

Title: The Dark Days Club
Author: Alison Goodman
Pub Date: Already Out!

Sample Version until I pick up the full copy!

Helen must make a choice: Save her reputation, or save the world.London, 1812. Eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall is on the eve of her debut presentation at the royal court of George III. Her life should revolve around gowns, dancing, and securing a suitable marriage. Instead, when one of her family's maids disappears, she is drawn into the shadows of Regency London.
There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few able to stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons that has infiltrated all levels of society. Carlston is not a man she should be anywhere near, especially with the taint of scandal that surrounds him. Yet he offers her help and the possibility of finally discovering the truth about the mysterious deaths of her parents.
Soon the two of them are investigating a terrifying conspiracy that threatens to plunge the newly Enlightened world back into darkness. But can Helen trust a man whose own life is built on lies? And does she have the strength to face the dangers of this hidden world and her family's legacy?
Set in the glittering social world of the Regency upper-crust, the Dark Days Club is a supernatural adventure that introduces New York Times best-selling author Alison Goodman's Lady Helen Wrexhall—another heroine whom, like Eona, readers can take to their hearts.

My Review: I gave it a four out of five because the story and characters are interesting and now I want to read the rest of this book which is a good thing I grabbed it from the library so soon I will read the rest. Like the mystery of what is going on and the period of time it is setting!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Glittering Court

Title: The Glittering Court
Author: Richelle Mead
Pub Date: 4/5/2016