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Review: ‘Bloodlines’ by Richelle Mead

Review: ‘Bloodlines’ by Richelle Mead

Bloodlines

by Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines #1
Published by Penguin Group on August 23rd 2011
Pages: 421
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

I wasn't free of my past, not yet.
Sydney's blood is special. That's because she's an alchemist - one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives. But the last encounter Sydney had with vampires got her in deep trouble with the other alchemists. And now with her allegiences in question, her future is on the line.
When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she's still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. But what unfolds is far worse. Jill Dragomir - the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir - is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding. To avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill's guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the unlikeliest of places: a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. The last thing Sydney wants is to be accused of sympathizing with vampires. And now she has to live with one.
The Moroi court believe Jill and Sydney will be safe at Amberwood Prep, but threats, distractions, and forbidden romance lurk both outside - and within - the school grounds. Now that they're in hiding, the drama is only just beginning.


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Review: ‘Supernaturally’ by Kiersten White

Review: ‘Supernaturally’ by Kiersten White

Supernaturally

by Kiersten White
Series: Paranormalcy #2
Published by HarperTeen on July 26th 2011
Pages: 336
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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three-stars

Evie finally has the normal life she’s always longed for. But she’s shocked to discover that being ordinary can be...kind of boring. Just when Evie starts to long for her days at the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she’s given a chance to work for them again. Desperate for a break from all the normalcy, she agrees.
But as one disastrous mission leads to another, Evie starts to wonder if she made the right choice. And when Evie’s faerie ex-boyfriend Reth appears with devastating revelations about her past, she discovers that there’s a battle brewing between the faerie courts that could throw the whole supernatural world into chaos. The prize in question? Evie herself.
So much for normal.


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Review: ‘Darkfever’ by Karen Marie Moning

Review: ‘Darkfever’ by Karen Marie Moning

Darkfever

by Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #1
Published by Delacorte Press on October 31st 2006
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 309
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
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four-half-stars

When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death—a cryptic message on MacKayla Lane’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed—a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae.


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Review: ‘Dark Taste of Rapture’ by Gena Showalter

Review: ‘Dark Taste of Rapture’ by Gena Showalter

Dark Taste of Rapture

by Gena Showalter
Series: Alien Huntress #6
Published by Pocket Star Books on August 23, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 451
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

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New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter captivates with a dark, tantalizing world of humans, otherworlders, and a powerful AIR agent consumed by his desire for a woman he can never have. . . .
With one caress, he can give unforgettable pleasure . . . or unending pain. . . .
Hector Dean is shaved, tattooed, and totally ripped—and he has a deadly secret. He is a walking weapon, capable of killing with a single brush of his fingertips. Little wonder he’s determined to remain on his own. But Noelle Tremain is a temptation like no other. She is beautiful and rich, with a party girl smile that hides a shocking vulnerability, and from the beginning his sizzling attraction to her is undeniable. For the first time, his stone-cold resistance is tested. But to be with her, he risks destroying her.
When a wealthy businessman is murdered in New Chicago’s seediest district, the two are partnered, and there’s no escaping what they both want: each other. Yet neither Hector nor Noelle knows what to fear more—the killer case, or their own lethal desires. . . .


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Review: ‘Ink Exchange’ by Melissa Marr

Review: ‘Ink Exchange’ by Melissa Marr

Ink Exchange

by Melissa Marr
Series: Wicked Lovely #2
Published by HarperTeen on April 24th 2008
Pages: 325
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
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five-stars

Unbeknownst to mortals, a power struggle is unfolding in a world of shadows and danger. After centuries of stability, the balance among the Faery Courts has altered, and Irial, ruler of the Dark Court, is battling to hold his rebellious and newly vulnerable fey together. If he fails, bloodshed and brutality will follow.
Seventeen-year-old Leslie knows nothing of faeries or their intrigues. When she is attracted to an eerily beautiful tattoo of eyes and wings, all she knows is that she has to have it, convinced it is a tangible symbol of changes she desperately craves for her own life.
The tattoo does bring changes—not the kind Leslie has dreamed of, but sinister, compelling changes that are more than symbolic. Those changes will bind Leslie and Irial together, drawing Leslie deeper and deeper into the faery world, unable to resist its allures, and helpless to withstand its perils. . . .


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Review: ‘Passion’ by Lauren Kate

Review: ‘Passion’ by Lauren Kate

Passion

by Lauren Kate
Series: Fallen #3
Published by Delacorte Press on June 14th 2011
Pages: 420
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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three-stars

‘Every single lifetime, I'll choose you. Just as you have chosen me. Forever.’
Luce would die for Daniel. And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way . . . Luce is certain that something – or someone – in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last.Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history. Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever.


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Review: ‘Once in a Full Moon’ by Ellen Schreiber

Review: ‘Once in a Full Moon’ by Ellen Schreiber

Once in a Full Moon

by Ellen Schreiber
Series: Full Moon #1
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on December 28th 2010
Pages: 292
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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three-stars

Beware of a kiss under the full moon. It will change your life forever.
Celeste Parker is used to hearing scary stories about werewolves—Legend's Run is famous for them. She's used to everything in the small town until Brandon Maddox moves to Legend's Run and Celeste finds herself immediately drawn to the handsome new student. But when, after an unnerving visit with a psychic, she encounters a pack of wolves and gorgeous, enigmatic Brandon, she must discover whether his transformation is more than legend or just a trick of the shadows in the moonlight.
Her best friends may never forgive her if she gives up her perfect boyfriend, Nash, for Brandon, who's from the wrong side of town. But she can't deny her attraction or the strong pull he has on her. Brandon may be Celeste's hero, or he may be the most dangerous creature she could encounter in the woods of Legend's Run.
Psychic predictions, generations-old secrets, a town divided, and the possibility of falling in love with a hot and heroic werewolf are the perfect formula for what happens . . . once in a full moon.


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Review: ‘Edge of Hunger’ by Rhyannon Byrd

Review: ‘Edge of Hunger’ by Rhyannon Byrd

Edge Of Hunger

by Rhyannon Byrd
Series: Primal Instinct #1
Published by HQN Books on March 24th 2009
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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five-stars

Ian Buchanan has always felt the unknown—the deep, impenetrable darkness that lives within him. Yet he is determined to lead a "normal" life, ignoring the unsettling dreams in which he succumbs to his wildest desires.… Until psychic Molly Stratton tracks him down, claiming to share his sensual nightmares.
The petite Molly even has the bite marks to prove it. And she's also received a message from Ian's deceased mother: an enemy is near. And it's time for the creature inside Ian to finally awaken. A creature with an insatiable hunger that must be controlled before it overtakes them both….


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Review: ‘Forever’ by Maggie Stiefvater

Review: ‘Forever’ by Maggie Stiefvater

Forever

by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls #3
Published by Scholastic Press on July 12th 2011
Pages: 388
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

then.When Sam met Grace, he was a wolf and she was a girl. Eventually he found a way to become a boy, and their loved moved from curious distance to the intense closeness of shared lives.
now.That should have been the end of their story. But Grace was not meant to stay human. Now she is the wolf. And the wolves of Mercy Falls are about to be killed in one final, spectacular hunt.
forever.Sam would do anything for Grace. But can one boy and one love really change a hostile, predatory world? The past, the present, and the future are about to collide in one pure moment--a moment of death or life, farewell or forever.


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Review: ‘Demon Song’ by Cat Adams

Review: ‘Demon Song’ by Cat Adams

Demon Song

by Cat Adams
Series: Blood Singer #3
Published by Tor Books on March 1st 2011
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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five-stars

Bodyguard Celia Graves plies her trade in a world where bloodthirsty vampires roam the night and street-corner psychics have real powers. A vamp attack turned Celia into a unique creature who finds sunlight painful and who must take all her food in liquid form—but who still retains her human heart, mind, and soul.
The attack also awakened a hidden part of her heritage: Celia is part Siren, able to enthrall men…and enrage women…without half-trying. Needless to say, her bodyguard business has taken off: who wouldn’t want to be protected by a sexy, extremely capable woman who is half-vampire, half-Siren princess?
An ancient rift between the demonic dimension and our own, sealed during the destruction of Atlantis, begins to open and threatens to loose all the demons of hell on humanity (including the one personally bent on destroying Celia). Celia’s recent hellish experiences may have given her the unique combination of abilities needed to close the rift. But to overcome a death curse that nearly guarantees her failure, she’ll need to join forces with people she no longer trusts…and put people she has come to care about directly in harm’s way.


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