Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Giveaway for a signed hardcover copy of Jessica Rules The Darkside

I would like to thank Beth Fantaskey for donating a hard cover signed copy of Jessica Rules the Dark Side.  One winner will receive the signed the copy of Jessica Rules the Dark Side.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Review of The Goddess Test

Product Description from Goodreads:

In a modern-day take on the myth of Persephone, 18-year-old Kate Winters is thrust into a mythical world, where she must pass seven impossible tests and outsmart a spiteful god in order to save the life of not just her mother but of her captor as well.
Paperback, 293 pages
Published April 19th 2011 by Harlequin

0373210264 (ISBN13: 9780373210268)
edition language
original title
The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1)
My Review:
 I originally saw this book on my Nook and thought to myself this seems like a plot I could really get into.  I had sworn off vampires and werewolves, and was looking for something to grasp my attention. The Goddess Test did just that; I fell in love with the book. I loved how kind Kate was; how she went out of her way to help someone she hated.
 The plot was a little confusing at times (jumping ahead several months), however it did not district readers away from the story. The slow building of the love between Henry and Kate was a plus. You could really see how they grew to love each other. I loved all the characters, especially Henry. It was interesting to see him open up to Kate more and more on a deeper level.

 Aimee Carter has created a story that a reader can get lost in. I cannot wait for the sequel.

My Rating: 4.5

Review for Jessica Rules The Dark Side

Product description from Goodreads:
It’s one thing to find out you’re a vampire princess. It’s a whole other thing to actually rule. Newly married Jessica Packwood is having a hard enough time feeling regal with her husband, Lucius, at her side. But when evidence in the murder of a powerful elder points to Lucius, sending him into solitary confinement, Jessica is suddenly on her own. Determined to clear her husband’s name, Jessica launches into a full-scale investigation, but hallucinations and nightmares of betrayal keep getting in her way. Jessica knows that with no blood to drink, Lucius’s time is running out. Can she figure out who the real killer is—and whom she can trust—before it’s too late?
Hardcover, 309 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by Harcourt Children's Books
0547393091 (ISBN13: 9780547393094)
edition language
original title
Jessica Rules the Dark Side
My Review:
So, honestly I do not even know where to begin.On January 10th I headed to my local Barnes and Noble to pick up my copy. I had waited for what seemed like forever to get my hands on Jessica Rules The Dark Side . I began reading as soon as I got home and immediately became immersed. I couldn't put it down. Mrs. Fantaskey spun a tale of Jessica and Lucius that was a sweet as in Jessica's Guide To Dating On The  Dark Side. Readers will see a side of Jessica they never have never seen before and with a side story of Mindy and Rainero, readers will never get bored. The twists ant turns are something you don't expect. Readers can expect betrayal, love, and of course vampires. Jessica Rules The Dark Side is a must read and great follow up to Jessica's Guide to Dating On The Dark Side.
My Rating: 4.5 stars


The Pledge Review

Product Description from Goodreads:

In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she's spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.

Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can't be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country's only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.

Hardcover, 323 pages
Published November 15th 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry
1442422017 (ISBN13: 9781442422018)
edition language
original title
The Pledge
My Review:
  Let me start off by saying the book was not what I expected it to be. I decided on a whim to buy The Pledge at my local Barnes and Nobles. When I got home and cracked it open, I could not put it down. I was completely immersed. The Pledge is a dystopian novel that spun a tale of queens, supernatural powers, and romance basically all the things you would hope for in a book. In a world full of vampires and werewolves, the plot was a refreshing change. I can honestly say that days later I' am still thinking about it and wanting to know what will happen next.
  I loved the writing that readers see in The Pledge. It was extremely relatable; the whole time it felt as if your friend was speaking to you. The writing focuses on detail and every word has meaning. The plot was very easy to follow; there were a few twist and turns here and there, but nothing major. I loved the characters, especially Angelina. I love the minor characters whose role turns out to be more than you expect.
  Kimberly Derting defiantly has a hit with The Pledge. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and cannot wait for the sequel. I recommend this book for all YA readers.
My Rating: 5 stars

Thursday, March 8, 2012


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