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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
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

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: ‘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
Source: Purchased
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three-half-stars

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: ‘Silence’ by Becca Fitzpatrick

Review: ‘Silence’ by Becca Fitzpatrick

Silence

by Becca Fitzpatrick
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on October 4, 2011
Pages: 448
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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three-stars

WHEN SILENCE IS ALL THAT'S LEFT, CAN THE TRUTH FINALLY BE HEARD?
Nora Grey can't remember the past five months of her life. After the initial shock of waking up in a cemetery and being told that she has been missing for weeks - with no one knowing where she was or who she was with - she tried to get her life back on track. Go to school, hang out with her best friend, Vee, and dodge mom's creepy new boyfriend.
But there is this voice in the back of her head, an idea that she can almost reach out and touch. Visions of angel wings and unearthly creatures that have nothing to do with the life she knows.
And this unshakable feeling that a part of her is missing.
Then Nora crosses paths with a sexy stranger, whom she feels a mesmerizing connection to. He seems to hold all the answers...and her heart. Every minute she spends with him grows more and more intense until she realizes she could be falling in love. Again.


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Review: ‘Bared to You’ by Sylvia Day

Review: ‘Bared to You’ by Sylvia Day

Bared to You

by Sylvia Day
Series: Crossfire #1
Published by Berkley on June 12th 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 338
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

From #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Sylvia Day comes the provocative masterstroke of abandon and obsession that redefined the meaning of desire and became a global phenomenon... "Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness." "" He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I'd never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily Gideon "knew." He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each others most private wounds and desires. The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn't tear us apart "


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Review: ‘The Hunger Games’ by Suzanne Collins

Review: ‘The Hunger Games’ by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games

by Suzanne Collins
Series: The Hunger Games #1
Published by Scholastic Press on September 14th 2008
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 374
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

Winning will make you famous. Losing means certain death.
The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The 'tributes' are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory.
When 16-year-old Katniss's young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. , she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.


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Review: ‘Supernaturally Kissed’ by Stacey Kennedy

Review: ‘Supernaturally Kissed’ by Stacey Kennedy

Supernaturally Kissed

by Stacey Kennedy
Series: Frostbite #1
Published by Self-Published on January 5th 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 200
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

Ghosts harass and annoy Tess to save their souls. Sometimes she helps them. Other times she ignores them. But one ghost will give her no choice. Kipp, a former cop with the Memphis Police Department, will stop at nothing to gain her help, including using his ghostly charms to seduce her.
Tess must help solve the five-year-old cold case of Hannah Reid’s disappearance, because solving the case will save Kipp. But a bigger problem presents itself. Tess is falling in love with a ghost. Now she must decide. Keep Kipp forever, or find the killer.


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Review: ‘The Jaguar Legacy’ by Maureen Fisher

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Review: ‘The Jaguar Legacy’ by Maureen Fisher

The Jaguar Legacy

by Maureen Fisher
Published by Lachesis Publishing on February 1, 2007
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 368
Format: eBook
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three-stars

THE JAGUAR LEGACY, Lachesis Publishing 2007 ANCIENT DANGER STALKS THE JUNGLE ON VELVET PAWS! What if Charley had lived before? What if she had created a legacy of betrayal that spanned several millennia? What if passion could heal her soul and love could release her from bondage? THE JAGUAR LEGACY is a vividly told story of romance and suspense, healing and redemption. Despite baffling panic attacks that devastated her career, journalist Charley Underhill barges in on a Mexican archaeological dig, bent on sniffing out a juicy expos that will restore her reputation and earn enough money for her mother's life-saving treatment. Haunted by past betrayals, Dr. Alistair Kincaid isn't about to let a smart-mouthed reporter leak word of his latest discovery, an ancient Olmec city, to the press. A battle of wills and wits ensues. Strands from a past life intertwine with the present, drawing the couple into a vortex of chilling evil. Torn between redeeming her soul and betraying the man she loves, Charley faces impossible choices.


Review: ‘Dragonswood’ by Janet Lee Carey

Review: ‘Dragonswood’ by Janet Lee Carey

Dragonswood

by Janet Lee Carey
Series: Wilde Island Chronicles #2
Published by Dial on January 5, 2012
Pages: 407
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

On Wilde Island, there is no peace between dragons, fairies, and humans.
Wilde Island is in an uproar over the recent death of its king. As the uneasy pact between dragons, fairies, and humans begins to fray, the royal witch hunter with a hidden agenda begins a vengeful quest to burn girls suspected of witchcraft before a new king is crowned.
Strong-willed Tess, a blacksmith’s daughter from a tiny hamlet, wants more for herself than a husband and a house to keep. But in times like these wanting more can be dangerous. Accused of witchery, Tess and her two friends are forced to flee the violent witch hunter. As their pursuer draws ever closer they find shelter with a huntsman in the outskirts of the forbidden Dragonswood sanctuary. But staying with the mysterious huntsman poses risks of its own: Tess does not know how to handle the attraction she feels for him—or resist the elusive call that draws her deeper onto the heart of Dragonswood.


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Review: ‘Blue Maneuver’ by Linda Andrews

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Review: ‘Blue Maneuver’ by Linda Andrews

Blue Maneuver

by Linda Andrews
Series: The Extraterrestrial Security Program #1
Published by Land Na Publishing on January 9th 2012
Genres: Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 183
Format: eBook
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three-stars

The extraterrestrials have landed and they're human.
Rae Hemplewhite didn't believe in aliens until a close encounter with out-of-this-world technology drags her into the extraterrestrial security program. Helping alien refugees adjust to life on Earth is difficult enough, but her first clients have a price on their heads. Plus, her new partner seems torn between the urge to kiss her or kill her. And that's the good news.
The bad news: Alliances are forming in deep space. If Rae doesn't keep her witnesses alive long enough to transfer their top secret information to the right faction of humanity, Earth will become a battlefield.


Review: ‘The Priest and the Peaches’ by Larry Peterson

Review: ‘The Priest and the Peaches’ by Larry Peterson

The Priest and the Peaches

by Larry Peterson
Published by Tribute Books on December 20, 2011
Genres: Historical Fiction
Format: eBook
Source: publisher
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four-stars

Take a seven day journey with the five, newly orphaned Peach kids, as they begin their struggle to remain a family while planning their dad's funeral.
They find an ally in the local parish priest, Father Tim Sullivan, who tries his best to guide them through the strange, unchartered and turbulent waters of "grown-up world." A story that is sad, funny, and inspiring as it shows how the power of family love and faith can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.


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