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Review – ‘Endure’ by Carrie Jones

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Review – ‘Endure’ by Carrie Jones

Endure

by Carrie Jones
Series: Need #4
Published by Bloomsbury USA Children's Books on May 8th 2012
Pages: 272
Format: eArc
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It’s all-out war (and no-holds-barred romance) in the climactic conclusion to Carrie Jones’s bestselling series.
Zara is at the center of an impending apocalypse. True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn’t enough. Evil pixies are ravaging Bedford, and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army. Zara isn’t sure what her role is anymore. She’s not just fighting for her friends; she’s also a pixie queen. And to align her team of pixies with the humans she loves will be one of her greatest battles yet. Especially since she can’t even reconcile her growing feelings for her pixie king . . .
Unexpected turns, surprising revelations, and one utterly satisfying romantic finale make Endure a thrilling end to this series of bestsellers.

Review: ‘Beauty’ by Laurell K. Hamilton

Review: ‘Beauty’ by Laurell K. Hamilton

Beauty

by Laurell K. Hamilton
Series: Anita Blake Vampire Hunter #20.5
Published by Penguin on May 8th 2012
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 33
Format: eBook
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The steamy outtake that takes readers even further into Laurell K. Hamilton’s bestselling novel, Kiss the Dead.
You’d think I’d get used to seeing such a beautiful man and knowing he was mine, but it never grew old, as if his beauty and the fact that he was mine, and I was his, would forever surprise me.
With a vampire like Jean Claude around, it’s far too easy for Anita Blake to doubt her own appearance—and the hold it has on those who love her. But one hot tub and two incredibly sexy men—Jean Claude and Asher—will make her feel like the most lusted-after woman alive…or undead. Not bad for a mere human…
Includes an excerpt of Kiss the Dead, the new Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novel.

Review: ‘The Isis Collar’ by Cat Adams

Review: ‘The Isis Collar’ by Cat Adams

The Isis Collar

by Cat Adams
Series: Blood Singer #4
Published by Tor Books on March 13th 2012
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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A clairvoyant’s vision sends Celia racing to evacuate a local elementary school before a concealed magical bomb goes off. She gets almost everyone out but is caught in the explosion!
Amazingly, the bomb seems to cause no damage…until two weeks later, when a stubborn bruise on Celia’s leg turns out to be the first sign of a magical zombie plague. Schoolchildren and their parents are the next victims. The cure is both painful and in extremely short supply.
Worse, it soon becomes clear that there are more explosions to come. But helping the FBI track down the bomber isn’t Celia’s only problem. Her abusive, alcoholic mother has broken out of prison on the Sirens’ island; her ghostly little sister has possessed a young girl; and one of Celia’s boyfriends has mysteriously disappeared in the middle of a casting.

Review: ‘Dead and Beyond’ by Jayde Scott

Review: ‘Dead and Beyond’ by Jayde Scott

Dead And Beyond

by Jayde Scott
Series: Ancient Legends #4
Published by Createspace on February 25th 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 292
Format: eArc
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Amber Reed is a dead girl walking.
Having just been turned by her gorgeous vampire boyfriend, eighteen-year-old Amber Reed is bestowed with the ability to see ghosts. Between trying to figure out how to control her bloodlust and solving the mysterious disappearance of a friend, Amber realizes someone wants to step into her shoes so badly, they’ll do anything to take her place.
When one secret after another pops up, the only person who believes her is her enemy, Devon. Amber can’t figure out if he’s here to help or save his own immortal race from losing the ancient war against the vampires. What she does know, however, is that she can’t resist his good looks just as much as she can’t help becoming someone else…
In a world of dark magic and ancient enemies, three powerful courts fight for supremacy, and Amber might just be the pawn in winning this war forever. But how’s a girl to survive when everyone wants her dead?

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Review: ‘Perfectly Hopeless’ by Holly Hood

Review: ‘Perfectly Hopeless’ by Holly Hood

Perfectly Hopeless

by Holly Hood
Published by Self-Published on January 28th 2012
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 185
Format: eBook
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Every summer, when the willow trees blow lazily in the breeze Maven Wilder goes back to Portwood. At one time she was sure she knew what love was. She thought she was in it, but not anymore.Maven never expected to meet Henri Levitt that summer. A brown-haired, brown-eyed guy that keeps to himself and is always working odd jobs, Henri lives with relatives and comes off a bit depressed. He’s happy to stay busy, and if that means little social life, that is fine by him.Nobody in Portwood thinks twice about Henri. And it’s only after an embarrassing accident happens at The Yogurt Hut that Maven even notices him. After meeting Henri that day, Maven’s life changes in ways she never counted on.Spending the summer with Henri shows Maven there is more to life than heartbreak, and that some people do change you for the better. Maven learns a lot over the summer. And after meeting Henri, her life will never be the same.

Review: ‘Hallowed’ by Cynthia Hand

Review: ‘Hallowed’ by Cynthia Hand

Hallowed

by Cynthia Hand
Series: Unearthly #2
Published by HarperTeen on January 17th 2012
Pages: 403
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
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For months Clara Gardner trained to face the fire from her visions, but she wasn't prepared for the choice she had to make that day. And in the aftermath, she discovered that nothing about being part angel is as straightforward as she thought.
Now, torn between her love for Tucker and her complicated feelings about the roles she and Christian seem destined to play in a world that is both dangerous and beautiful, Clara struggles with a shocking revelation: Someone she loves will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning.
In this compelling sequel to Unearthly, Cynthia Hand captures the joy of first love, the anguish of loss, and the confusion of becoming who you are.

Review: ‘Veiled Virtues’ by Jan Fischer Wade

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Review: ‘Veiled Virtues’ by Jan Fischer Wade

Veiled Virtues

by Jan Fischer Wade
Published by MuseItUp Publishing on February 11, 2012
Pages: 225
Format: eArc
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When Paige Stewart left America to house-sit in England, her only thoughts were to get away from her controlling mother and to have fun. Little did she know that her working holiday would turn into a battle between good and evil, or that she would be the epicenter of that battle. She certainly didn’t expect to be swept off her feet by a modern-day English knight. But when blood appeared on her keyboard and she discovered her childhood scars bleeding, her holiday took a turn for the eerie and dangerous, and when she ventured into the metaphysical shop run by Nathaniel Brightmore, she found much more than tarot cards and crystals.

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Review: ‘Eternal Rider’ by Larissa Ione

Review: ‘Eternal Rider’ by Larissa Ione

Eternal Rider

by Larissa Ione
Series: Lords of Deliverance #1, Demonica #6
Published by Grand Central Publishing on April 1st 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 402
Format: Paperback
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They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
His name is Ares, and the fate of mankind rests on his powerful shoulders. If he falls to the forces of evil, the world falls too. As one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he is far stronger than any mortal, but even he cannot fight his destiny forever. Not when his own brother plots against him.
Yet there is one last hope. Gifted in a way other humans can't-or won't-understand, Cara Thornhart is the key to both this Horseman's safety and his doom. But involving Cara will prove treacherous, even beyond the maddening, dangerous desire that seizes them the moment they meet. For staving off eternal darkness could have a staggering cost: Cara's life.

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Review: ‘Fairy Tale’ by Cyn Balog

Review: ‘Fairy Tale’ by Cyn Balog

Fairy Tale

by Cyn Balog
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers on June 23rd 2009
Pages: 248
Format: eBook
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Morgan Sparks has always known that she and her boyfriend, Cam, are made for each other. But when Cam’s cousin Pip comes to stay with the family, Cam seems depressed. Finally Cam confesses to Morgan what’s going on: Cam is a fairy. The night he was born, fairies came down and switched him with a healthy human boy. Nobody expected Cam to live, and nobody expected his biological brother, heir to the fairy throne, to die. But both things happened, and now the fairies want Cam back to take his rightful place as Fairy King.
Even as Cam physically changes, becoming more miserable each day, he and Morgan pledge to fool the fairies and stay together forever. But by the time Cam has to decide once and for all what to do, Morgan’s no longer sure what’s best for everyone, or whether her and Cam’s love can weather an uncertain future.

Review: ‘The Best Mistake’ by Kate Watterson

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Review: ‘The Best Mistake’ by Kate Watterson

The Best Mistake

by Kate Watterson
Published by Carina Press on January 16th 2011
Genres: Erotic Romance
Pages: 54
Format: eArc
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When Lacey Billings gives her boyfriend, Ran, an erotic wake-up call in the middle of the night, she’s shocked to discover that the gorgeous man she’s kissing isn’t Ran...it’s his cousin, Rick.
Although Ran laughs off the mix-up, Lacey and Rick can’t stop thinking about the unexpected encounter, and they can’t escape the scorching flashbacks it’s aroused.
Ran doesn’t want an innocent mistake to ruin his relationship with his girlfriend or his cousin, so he proposes a solution. He wants the three of them to solve this problem the old-fashioned way, by sleeping on it...together.

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