Thursday, August 28, 2014

Review: The Girl Who Never Was by Skylar Dorset

The Girl Who Never Was (Otherworld, #1)The Girl Who Never Was by Skylar Dorset
304 Pages
Release Date: June 1st, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy
Level: YA
Rating: 4.6 STARS

Goodreads Summary:

THE GIRL WHO NEVER WAS is the story of Selkie Stewart, who thinks she’s a totally normal teenager growing up in Boston. Sure, her father is in an insane asylum, her mother left her on his doorstep—literally—when she was a baby, and she’s being raised by two ancient aunts who spend their time hunting gnomes in their Beacon Hill townhouse. But other than that her life is totally normal! She’s got an adventurous best friend who’s always got her back and an unrequited crush on an older boy named Ben. Just like any other teenager, right?

When Selkie goes in search of the mother she’s never known, she gets more than she bargained for. It turns out that her mother is faerie royalty, which would make Selkie a faerie princess—except for the part where her father is an ogre, which makes her only half of anything. Even more confusing, there’s a prophecy that Selkie is going to destroy the tyrannical Seelie Court, which is why her mother actually wants to kill her. Selkie has been kept hidden all her life by her adoring aunts, with the help of a Salem wizard named Will. And Ben. Because the boy she thinks she’s in love with turns out to be a faerie whose enchantment has kept her alive, but also kept her in the dark about her own life.

Now, with enchantments dissolved and prophecies swinging into action, Selkie finds herself on a series of mad quests to save the people she’s always loved and a life she’s learning to love. But in a supernatural world of increasingly complex alliances and distressingly complicated deceptions, it’s so hard to know who to trust. Does her mother really wish to kill her? Would Will sacrifice her for the sake of the prophecy? And does Ben really love her or is it all an elaborate ruse? In order to survive, Selkie realizes that the key is learning—and accepting—who she really is.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (99)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where that spotlights the upcoming books I am currently anticipating.

~Currently Anticipating~

Monday, August 25, 2014

Back to School: Junior Year


Why yes its that time of the year when school begins and we're enveloped 
with AP classes, SATs, and extracurricular activities. We start junior year today 
which is the most important year in high school that's a big determinant for college so we'll be really busy this year with all our school work. Thus, it'll be hard to have regular posts. We will of course do our best to stay up to date with reviews and cover reveals. This is just a heads up to not expect as much from us and that we really appreciate your support. 

Thanks and much love,

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Cover Reveals: The Wicked Will Rise, Vessel, Mechanica, and MORE

*Click on the cover to go to its Goodreads Page*

The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige
The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die, #2)

LOVE the title! It seems ominous yet intriguing. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (98)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where that spotlights the upcoming books I am currently anticipating. 

~Currently Anticipating~

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Review: Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

Exquisite Captive (Dark Caravan Cycle #1)Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios
480 Pages
Release Date: Oct. 7th, 2014
Publisher: Balzer and Bray
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Rating: 4.5 STARS

Goodreads Summary: 
Forced to obey her master.
Compelled to help her enemy.
Determined to free herself. 

Nalia is a jinni of tremendous ancient power, the only survivor of a coup that killed nearly everyone she loved. Stuffed into a bottle and sold by a slave trader, she’s now in hiding on the dark caravan, the lucrative jinni slave trade between Arjinna and Earth, where jinn are forced to grant wishes and obey their human masters’ every command. She’d give almost anything to be free of the golden shackles that bind her to Malek, her handsome, cruel master, and his lavish Hollywood lifestyle.

Enter Raif, the enigmatic leader of Arjinna’s revolution and Nalia’s sworn enemy. He promises to free Nalia from her master so that she can return to her ravaged homeland and free her imprisoned brother—all for an unbearably high price. Nalia’s not sure she can trust him, but Raif’s her only hope of escape. With her enemies on the hunt, Earth has become more perilous than ever for Nalia. There’s just one catch: for Raif’s unbinding magic to work, Nalia must gain possession of her bottle…and convince the dangerously persuasive Malek that she truly loves him. Battling a dark past and harboring a terrible secret, Nalia soon realizes her freedom may come at a price too terrible to pay: but how far is she willing to go for it?

Inspired by Arabian Nights, EXQUISITE CAPTIVE brings to life a deliciously seductive world where a wish can be a curse and shadows are sometimes safer than the light.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Cover Reveals: Kin, The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, The Sin Eater's Daughter, and MORE!

**Click on the cover to go to its Goodreads page** 

Kin by Lili St. Crow
Kin (Tales of Beauty & Madness, #3)

:O SO PRETTY!!!! Love how its easy to identify it as a "Little Red Riding Hood" retelling!! 

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