Sunday, 24 November 2013

World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2) by Susan Ee



  • Genre: Paranormal, Supernatural, Dystopia, Urban Fantasy, Dark, Post apocalyptic
  • Creatures: angels
  • Age: young adult
  • Source: owned ebook 
  • Read from November 21 to 23, 2013

FINAL RATING: ★★★★/★★★★★

Friday, 22 November 2013

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1) by Susan Ee

 

It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.
  • Genre: Paranormal, Supernatural, Dystopia, Urban Fantasy, Dark, Post apocalyptic
  • Creatures: angels
  • Age: young adult
  • Source: owned ebook 
  • Read from February 25 to 26, 2012 (1st time) and from November 19 to 21, 2013, read count: 2 

FINAL RATING: ★★★★☆/★★★★★

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Parasite (Parasitology, #1) by Mira Grant




A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease.

We owe our good health to a humble parasite - a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the tapeworm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system - even secretes designer drugs.

It's been successful beyond the scientists' wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them.

But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives...and will do anything to get them.


  • Genre:Horror, Science fiction, Dystopia
  • Age: adult/new adult
  • Source: owned ebook 
  • Read from November 18 to 19, 2013 

FINAL RATING: ★★★★☆/★★★★★


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

DARK HUNTER SERIES ORDER by Sherrilyn Kenyon


Because GOODREADS gloriously screwed up the Dark Hunter book order, i have written them all down earlier...
The Dark-Hunters has several series that tie-in and overlap the main series. Those are:
* Dark-Hunter series
* Dream-Hunter series
* Were-Hunter series
* Chronicles of Nick Young Adult series (not included in this list)
* Hellchaser series

The Dark-Hunter Credo:
We are Darkness. We are Shadow.We are the Rulers of the Night.We, alone, stand between mankind and those who would see mankind destroyed. We are the Guardians. The Soulless Keepers.Our souls were cast out so that we would not forewarn the Daimons we pursue. By the time they see us coming, it’s too late.The Daimons and Apollites know us. They fear us. We are death to all those who prey upon the humans.Neither Human, nor Apollite, we exist beyond the realm of the Living, beyond the realm of the Dead.We are the Dark-Hunters.And we are eternal.

Yeah, yeah. Enough of the doom and gloom because, baby, that ain’t us. You want to know what a Dark-Hunter is? We are what the intro says. We’re Mad, Bad and Immortal. We’re ancient warriors with attitudes who fight rough, and play hard.We are the scary things that go bump in the night. And we love every minute of it. So when you think you’re being watched. You just might be. The question is…is it something evil or is it one of us?

In the brackets are pairings main in these books, in square brackets are the subseries. For full experience read the whole series, trust me.

List can be seen here:

Styxx (Dark-Hunter, #22) by Sherrilyn Kenyon



Just when you thought doomsday was over...

Centuries ago Acheron saved the human race by imprisoning an ancient evil bent on absolute destruction. Now that evil has been unleashed and it is out for revenge.

As the twin to Acheron, Styxx hasn’t always been on his brother’s side. They’ve spent more centuries going at each other’s throats than protecting their backs. Now Styxx has a chance to prove his loyalty to his brother, but only if he’s willing to trade his life and future for Acheron’s.

The Atlantean goddess of Wrath and Misery, Bethany was born to right wrongs. But it was never a task she relished. Until now. She owes Acheron a debt that she vows to repay, no matter what it takes. He will join their fellow gods in hell and nothing is going to stop her.

But things are never what they seem, and Acheron is no longer the last of his line. Styxx and Acheron must put aside their past and learn to trust each other or more will suffer.

Yet it’s hard to risk your own life for someone who once tried to take yours, even when it's your own twin, and when loyalties are skewed and no one can be trusted, not even yourself, how do you find a way back from the darkness that wants to consume the entire world? One that wants to start by devouring your very soul?
  • Genre: Paranormal, Supernatural,Romance, Urban Fantasy
  • Creatures: demons,gods,Greek Mythology, Other Mythologies,vampires,shapeshifters
  • Age: adult
  • Source: owned ebook 
  • Read from October 31 to November 01, 2013

FINAL RATING: ★★★★★/★★★★★

The Devil's Reprise (Devils #2) by Karina Halle



Given a second chance, music journalist Dawn Emerson and guitarist Sage Knightly are reunited, only to have their lives threatened again by a demonic bargain. The sequel to THE DEVIL’S METAL, from USA Today bestselling author Karina Halle.

When Dawn Emerson got the chance to go on tour with her favorite metal band, Hybrid, she thought she landed the writing gig of the century. But what started off as a dream for the budding music journalist quickly turned into a nightmare that she and guitarist Sage Knightly barely escaped alive.

Now, months after they went their separate ways, Sage invites Dawn to accompany him on his first solo tour across Europe and write about it for Creem Magazine. But like the last tour, nothing is as easy as it seems. Sage is a broken man on the path to self-destruction and Dawn isn’t sure if she’s the right person to save him. And aside from having to pick up the pieces of their burgeoning relationship, they have to negotiate the mysterious new photographer assigned to Dawn’s story, as well as vindictive promoters and demonic groupies they thought they’d never see again.

Because this time, it’s Dawn who made a deal with the devil and the only thing worse than having to uphold a bargain with the prince of darkness is not remembering how you’re supposed to pay it back.

It may be with their souls.

THE DEVIL’S REPRISE is the sequel to THE DEVIL’S METAL and the final book in this series.
  • Genre: Paranormal, Horror, Supernatural, Mystery
  • Creatures: demons 
  • Age: new adult
  • Source: owned ebook 
  • Read from November 03 to 06, 2013

FINAL RATING: ★★★★☆/★★★★★

The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2) by Julie Kagawa



In the real world, when you vanish into thin air for a week, people tend to notice.

After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as "normal" as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for-his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he's forbidden to see her again.

But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, "normal" simply isn't to be. For Ethan's nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of doing something unthinkable in the name of saving his own love. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever, and give rise to the dangerous fey known as the Forgotten. As Ethan's and Keirran's fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan's next choice may decide the fate of them all.
  • Genre: Fantasy, Contemporary,Urban fantasy, Magic, Paranormal, Romance, Supernatural
  • Creatures: faeries
  • Age: mature young adult
  • Source: owned ebook 
  • Read from November 11 to 12, 2013

  FINAL RATING: ★★★★☆/★★★★★

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4) by Rick Riordan

 


At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

They have no choice. If the demigods don’t succeed, Gaea’s armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.
  • Genre: fantasy,mythology,magic,urban fantasy
  • Age: young adult
  • Source: owned ebook
  • Read from October 24 to 26, 2013

FINAL RATING: ★★★★★★/★★★★★

The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus #3) by Rick Riordan

 

Annabeth is terrified. Just when she's about to be reunited with Percy—after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera—it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. As Annabeth and her friends Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she can’t blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon masthead, Leo's fantastical creation doesn't appear friendly. Annabeth hopes that the sight of their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans that the visitors from Camp Half-Blood are coming in peace.

And that's only one of her worries. In her pocket Annabeth carries a gift from her mother that came with an unnerving demand: Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me. Annabeth already feels weighed down by the prophecy that will send seven demigods on a quest to find—and close—the Doors of Death. What more does Athena want from her?

Annabeth's biggest fear, though, is that Percy might have changed. What if he's now attached to Roman ways? Does he still need his old friends? As the daughter of the goddess of war and wisdom, Annabeth knows she was born to be a leader, but never again does she want to be without Seaweed Brain by her side.

Narrated by four different demigods, The Mark of Athena is an unforgettable journey across land and sea to Rome, where important discoveries, surprising sacrifices, and unspeakable horrors await. Climb aboard the Argo II, if you dare..
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  • Genre: fantasy,mythology,magic,urban fantasy
  • Age: young adult
  • Source: owned ebook
  • Read from October 24 to 26, 2013

FINAL RATING: ★★★★★/★★★★★

Saturday, 26 October 2013

The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2) by Rick Riordan



Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.


Percy is confused. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight with the pen/sword in his pocket. Somehow Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he has to keep killing monsters along the way. But the camp doesn't ring any bells with him. The only thing he can recall from his past is another name: Annabeth

Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn't do a very good job of it. Sure, she was an obedient daughter, even when her mother was possessed by greed. But that was the problem — when the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her "gift" for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn't say no. Now because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk. Hazel wished she could ride away from it all on the stallion that appears in her dreams.

Frank is a klutz. His grandmother says he is descended from heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn't see it. He doesn't even know who his father is. He keeps hoping Apollo will claim him, because the only thing he is good at is archery — although not good enough to win camp war games. His bulky physique makes him feel like an ox, especially infront of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely — enough to share the secret he holds close to his heart.

Beginning at the "other" camp for half-bloods and extending as far as the land beyond the gods, this breathtaking second installment of the Heroes of Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all destined to play a part in the Prophesy of Seven.

  • Genre: fantasy,mythology,magic,urban fantasy
  • Age: young adult
  • Source: owned ebook
  • Read from October 24 to 26, 2013

FINAL RATING: ★★★★★/★★★★★

Thursday, 24 October 2013

The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, #1) by Rick Riordan

 

Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly?

Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out.

Leo has a way with tools. When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god.
  • Genre: fantasy,mythology,magic,urban fantasy
  • Age: young adult
  • Source: owned ebook
  • Read from October  21 to 24, 2013

FINAL RATING: ★★★★★/★★★★★

Monday, 14 October 2013

Legend: Collector's Edition by Marie Lu



A collectors edition of Marie Lu's acclaimed first novel, with bonus material not available in the mass market version.

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.
  • Genre: Dystopia, Romance, Science Fiction, Futuristic Earth, Post Apocalyptic
  • Age: young adult
  • Source: Arc of Collector's edition received for an honest review from Gauntlet Press, thank you.
  • Read from October 03 to 14, 2013

FINAL RATING: ★★★★/★★★★★

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Nomination for The Shine On Award

This is the first time i have been nominated for an award i didn't even know it existed until now -_-... But i am really thankful to my Barbara Ann who nominated me for the award in the first place! Thank you!

Shine On Award
1. Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Acknowledge that blogger on your blog, and link back.
3. Share seven, random interesting things about yourself.
4. Nominate up to 15 bloggers for the Shine On Award, provide a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.

Got an ARC of Legend's collector editon ♥

 
 
A collectors edition of Marie Lu's acclaimed first novel, with bonus material not available in the mass market version.

*Arc of Collector's edition recieved for an honest review from Gauntlet Press, thank you*

I really enjoyed Legend by Marie Lu and have written a review for it already, but i loved it that much that i just had to accept this precious baby. Thank you! :D

I loved it that much that i even made a fanart for it so... :D



Monday, 9 September 2013

Just a litle update

Hi guys! First of all, thank you all who followed us so far!

We are apologizing for being absent these days. 

I, Kristalia, have been busy with my life, being busy being on tumblr and also being busy of choosing in which direction my life will go. I just don't have time to read anything and all the reviews that i need to put here (which i already wrote on goodreads) are in need of being retyped.

Georgia is on business trip and she doesn't have time to post reviews here at the moment, but she is still active in reading.
Just go to her goodreads page, and check them out! :D

We have also been thinking of inviting more people to liven up the blog! :D

I hope you are not disappointed in us, and we promise to be back as soon as possible! :D

Friday, 2 August 2013

The Night Watch (Watch #1) by Sergei Lukyanenko



Walking the streets of Moscow, indistinguishable from the rest of its population, are the Others. Possessors of supernatural powers and capable of entering the Twilight, a shadowy parallel world existing in parallel to our own, each Other owes allegiance either to the Dark or the Light. 

The "Night Watch," first book in the "Night Watch" trilogy, follows Anton, a young Other owing allegiance to the Light. As a Night Watch agent he must patrol the streets and metro of the city, protecting ordinary people from the vampires and magicians of the Dark. 

When he comes across Svetlana, a young woman under a powerful curse, and saves an unfledged Other, Egor, from vampires, he becomes involved in events that threaten the uneasy truce, and the whole city...

  • Genre: Urban fantasy, Horror, Magic
  • Age: adult
  • Source:borrowed translated paperback
  • Original title: Ночной дозор (Дозоры #1)
  • Read from March 02 to 03, 2013

FINAL RATING: ★★★/★★★★★ + DROPPED SERIES

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1) by Melina Marchetta



Finnikin of the Rock and his guardian, Sir Topher, have not been home to their beloved Lumatere for ten years. Not since the dark days when the royal family was murdered and the kingdom put under a terrible curse. But then Finnikin is summoned to meet Evanjalin, a young woman with an incredible claim: the heir to the throne of Lumatere, Prince Balthazar, is alive.

Evanjalin is determined to return home and she is the only one who can lead them to the heir. As they journey together, Finnikin is affected by her arrogance . . . and her hope. He begins to believe he will see his childhood friend, Prince Balthazar, again. And that their cursed people will be able to enter Lumatere and be reunited with those trapped inside. He even believes he will find his imprisoned father.

But Evanjalin is not what she seems. And the truth will test not only Finnikin's faith in her . . . but in himself.
  • Genre: High Fantasy, Romance, Epic Fantasy, Dark, Magic
  • Age: mature young adult / new adult
  • Source: owned ebook
  • Buddy read with my darlings Nab & Basuhi & Hershey  
  • Read from June 24 to 25, 2012, read count: 2  , Reread Date: 24th July - 26th July 2013

FINAL RATING: ★★★★☆/★★★★★

Sunday, 21 July 2013

How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea (Newsflesh Trilogy #3.5) by Mira Grant



A new Newsflesh novella from the New York Times bestselling author that brought you Feed, Mira Grant.

Post-Rising Australia can be a dangerous place, especially if you're a member of the government-sponsored Australia Conservation Corps, a group of people dedicated to preserving their continent's natural wealth until a cure can be found. 

Between the zombie kangaroos at the fences and the zombie elephant seals turning the penguin rookery at Prince Phillip Island into a slaughterhouse, the work of an animal conservationist is truly never done--and is often done at the end of a sniper rifle.

  • Genre: Paranormal, Post Apocalyptic, Dystopia, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy
  • Creatures: zombies
  • Age: new adult
  • Source: owned ebook
  • note: short story
  • Buddy read with Nab♥ :D
  • Read from July 16 to 20, 2013 

FINAL RATING: ★★★☆/★★★★★


Sunday, 14 July 2013

Sweet Release (Blakewell/Kenleigh Family Trilogy #1) by Pamela Clare



For five pounds in cash, the convict was hers. Though Cassie hated the slave trade, her Virginia plantation demanded the labor, and she knew this fevered man would surely die if she left him. But as his wounds healed and his muscled chest bronzed in the sun, Cassie realized Cole Braden was far more dangerous than his papers had indicated—for he could steal her breath with a glance and lay siege to her senses with a touch.

Abducted, beaten, and given a new name, Alec went from master of an English shipbuilding empire to fourteen years of indentured servitude in the American colonies. There, he was known as Cole Braden, a convicted ravisher and defiler of women. And while he longed to ravish the auburn-haired beauty who owned him, he knew his one hope of earning her love—and his freedom—was to prove his true identity. Only then could he turn the tables and attain his ... Sweet Release.
  • Genre:Historical, Romance, Suspense
  • Age: adult
  • Source: owned ebook
  • Read from July 13 to 14, 2013

  FINAL RATING: ★★★★/★★★★★

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Uncharted (On the Island #1.5) by Tracey Garvis-Graves


Tracey Garvis Graves - and Anna and T.J. - return in this companion novella to the New York Times bestseller On the Island

When twenty-three-year-old dot-com millionaire Owen Sparks walked away from his charmed life, he had one goal in mind: get as far away as possible from the people who resented his success, or had their hand out for a piece of it. A remote uncharted island halfway around the world seemed like a perfectly logical place to get away from it all.

Calia Reed wasn't part of Owen's plans. The beautiful British girl - on holiday in the Maldives with her brother, James - made Owen wonder if getting away from it all might be a lot more enjoyable with a carefree girl who didn't know anything about the life he left behind.

But Owen had no idea how much his carefully detailed plans would go awry. Nor did he realize that a decision he made would have such a catastrophic effect on two passengers who boarded a plane in Chicago.

And when Owen shows up at Anna and T.J.'s door with an incredible story to tell, everyone involved will learn just how much their lives are intertwined.

Uncharted includes an early look at Covet, coming September 2013.
  • Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Survival, Drama
  • Age: New adult
  • Source: owned ebook 
  • Read from July 09 to 10, 2013
  • Buddy read with my darlings Nab & Jerry aka 9 3/4 and Monisha (click on names to see their reviews)

FINAL RATING: ★★★/★★★★★

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Cloak & Silence (The League #6) by Sherrilyn Kenyon



One of the fiercest soldiers the Phrixians have ever produced, Maris Sulle has been an outsider the whole of his life. He grew up with a secret that cost him everything- His birthright, his family and his military career. In all his life, he’s only had one love and he has sacrificed his own happiness to see his best friend reunited with the woman he loves. But now that his good deed is done, he feels lost and adrift. Even though they do their best to include him in their new family, he’s once again on the outside looking in.

Ture has spent his life hiding from everyone around him while trying desperately to fit in. His family, the world, you name it. Badly hurt by everyone he’s ever known, he trusts no one except his own best friend. And honestly, he can’t understand why he trusts her. Nor can he believe her when she describes a loyalty between friends the likes of which he’s never seen.

But when he is in his darkest hour, he’s saved by a hero he thought only existed in novels. A man who is every bit as scarred and mistrusting as he is. One who has no interest in being dragged into another relationship with anyone.

Having spent his life as a living study of doomed relationships, Maris is well aware of the courtship and fiasco that invariably follows. Still, there is something about Ture he can’t resist. Something that won’t let him walk away when he knows he should.

But when old enemies return to threaten them both, they either have to stand together or die alone.
  • Genre: Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction romance, Aliens, Futuristic, Space
  • Age: adult, glbt
  • Source: owned ebook 
  • Read on July 11, 2013

FINAL RATING: ★★★★/★★★★★


Wednesday, 10 July 2013

On the Island (On the Island #1) by Tracey Garvis-Graves



When thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family's summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation; a working vacation on a tropical island trumps the library any day.

T.J. Callahan has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. He's almost seventeen and if having cancer wasn't bad enough, now he has to spend his first summer in remission with his family - and a stack of overdue assignments - instead of his friends.

Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.'s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a fatal heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean. Adrift in shark-infested waters, their life jackets keep them afloat until they make it to the shore of an uninhabited island. Now Anna and T.J. just want to survive and they must work together to obtain water, food, fire, and shelter.

Their basic needs might be met but as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.'s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.
  • Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Survival, Drama
  • Age: New adult
  • Source: owned ebook 
  • Read from July 09 to 10, 2013
  • Buddy read with my darlings Nab & Basuhi & Pavlina, Jerry aka 9 3/4 and Monisha (click on names to see their reviews)

FINAL RATING: ★★★★/★★★★★

Sunday, 7 July 2013

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald



Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. But one thing will always be out of his reach ...

Everybody who is anybody is seen at his glittering parties. Day and night his Long Island mansion buzzes with bright young things drinking, dancing and debating his mysterious character.
For Gatsby - young, handsome, fabulously rich - always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting, though no one knows what for.

Beneath the shimmering surface of his life he is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled. And soon this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel.
  • Genre: Romance, Drama, Historical
  • Age: Mature Young adult
  • Source: owned ebook and borrowed translated hardcover
  • Read from July 06 to 07, 2013

FINAL RATING: ★★★☆/★★★★★


Saturday, 6 July 2013

Fallen Too Far (Too Far, #1) by Abbi Glines



To want what you’re not supposed to have…

She is only nineteen.

She is his new stepfather’s daughter.

She is still naïve and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother.

But for twenty-four year old Rush Finlay, she is the only thing that has ever been off limits. His famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no.

Blaire Wynn left her small farmhouse in Alabama, after her mother passed away, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. She isn’t prepared for the lifestyle change and she knows she’ll never fit into this world. Then there is her sexy stepbrother who her father leaves her with for the summer while he runs off to Paris with his wife. Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous. He is also getting under her skin. She knows he is anything but good for her and that he’ll never be faithful to anyone. He is jaded and has secrets Blaire knows she may never uncover but even knowing all of that…

Blaire just may have fallen too far.

  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Age: New adult / Mature Young adult
  • Source: owned ebook 
  • Read from April 11 to 12, 2013

FINAL RATING: ★★★★/★★★★★


Blackout (Newsflesh Trilogy, #3) by Mira Grant

 

 Rise up while you can. -Georgia Mason

The year was 2014. The year we cured cancer. The year we cured the common cold. And the year the dead started to walk. The year of the Rising.

The year was 2039. The world didn't end when the zombies came, it just got worse. Georgia and Shaun Mason set out on the biggest story of their generation. They uncovered the biggest conspiracy since the Rising and realized that to tell the truth, sacrifices have to be made.

Now, the year is 2041, and the investigation that began with the election of President Ryman is much bigger than anyone had assumed. With too much left to do and not much time left to do it in, the surviving staff of After the End Times must face mad scientists, zombie bears, rogue government agencies-and if there's one thing they know is true in post-zombie America, it's this:

Things can always get worse.

Blackout is the conclusion to the epic trilogy that began in the Hugo-nominated Feed and the sequel, Deadline.
  • Genre: Paranormal, Post Apocalyptic, Dystopia, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy
  • Creatures: zombies
  • Age: new adult
  • Source: owned ebook
  • Read from September 06 to 09, 2012

FINAL RATING: ★★★★★/★★★★★


Deadline (Newsflesh Trilogy, #2) by Mira Grant

 

Shaun Mason is a man without a mission.

Not even running the news organization he built with his sister has the same urgency as it used to. 

Playing with dead things just doesn't seem as fun when you've lost as much as he has.

But when a CDC researcher fakes her own death and appears on his doorstep with a ravenous pack of zombies in tow, Shaun has a newfound interest in life. 

Because she brings news-he may have put down the monster who attacked them, but the conspiracy is far from dead.

Now, Shaun hits the road to find what truth can be found at the end of a shotgun.
  • Genre: Paranormal, Post Apocalyptic, Dystopia, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy
  • Creatures: zombies
  • Age: new adult
  • Source: owned ebook
  • Read from September 02 to 06, 2012

FINAL RATING: ★★★★★/★★★★★


Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy #1) by Mira Grant




 The year was 2014.

We had cured cancer.

We had beaten the common cold.

But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop.

The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED.

Now, twenty years after the Rising, bloggers Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives - the dark conspiracy behind the infected.

The truth will get out, even if it kills them.


  • Genre: Paranormal, Post Apocalyptic, Dystopia, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy
  • Creatures: zombies
  • Age: new adult
  • Source: owned ebook
  • Recommended to Kristalia by: Ariana
  • Read from August 27 to September 02, 2012

FINAL RATING: ★★★★★/★★★★★


Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy, #1) by Wendy Higgins



Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?
  • Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Contemporary, Supernatural, Urban Fantasy
  • Creatures: angels and demons
  • Age: mature young adult
  • Source: owned ebook
  • Read from October 01 to 02, 2012

FINAL RATING: ★★/★★★★★ + DROPPED SERIES


Incursion by Aleksandr Voinov



When the local authorities ask Kyle Juenger to hunt a shape-shifting Glyrinny spy, he can't refuse. After all, he can use the reward to replace his paralyzed legs with cyberware, and maybe even to return to his home planet. Besides, he hates the morphs-those invasive, brain-eating monstrosities whose weapons cost him his legs.

Kyle's best lead is the Scorpion, a mercenary ship armed to the teeth. Grimm, the "Scorpion's" pilot and captain, fascinates Kyle. He's everything Kyle lost with his legs, and he's from the same home world. He's also of the warrior caste-half priest, half savior. But Grimm's been twisted by life as a merc, and Kyle's stuck undercover as a criminal on the run.

That doesn't stop Grimm from coming on to Kyle, or from insisting he's more than the sum of his past and his useless legs. But Kyle has other concerns-like tracking a dangerous morph who could be wearing anyone's face. And as if things weren't complicated enough, Kyle can't tell if Grimm is part of the solution . . . or part of the problem.
  • Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction (Space)
  • Creatures: shapeshifters 
  • Age: adult, Glbt
  • Source: owned ebook
  • Read on February 23, 2013

FINAL RATING: ★★★★/★★★★★


Divide & Conquer (Cut & Run, #4) by Abigail Roux & Madeleine Urban



Cut & Run Series Book Four - Sequel to Fish & Chips

Baltimore, Maryland, is a city in alarming distress. Rising violence is fanning the flames of public outrage, and all law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, are catching blame. Thus the FBI’s latest ideas to improve public relations: a municipal softball league and workshops for community leaders. But the new commitments just mean more time Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett have to spend apart when they’re happily exploring how to be more than by-the-book partners.

Then the latest spate of crime explodes in their faces—literally—throwing the city, the Bureau, and Ty and Zane’s volatile partnership both in and out of the office into chaos. They’re hip-deep in trouble, trying to track down bombers and bank robbers in the dark with very few clues, and the only way to reach the light at the end of the tunnel together requires Ty and Zane to close their eyes and trust each other to the fiery end.
  • Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Contemporary, Romance
  • Age: adult, Glbt
  • Source: owned ebook
  • Read from April 25 to May 01, 2013

FINAL RATING: ★★★★☆/★★★★★


Fish & Chips (Cut & Run, #3) by Abigail Roux & Madeleine Urban



Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett are back on the job, settled into a personal and professional relationship built on fierce protectiveness and blistering passion. 

Now they're assigned to impersonate two members of an international smuggling ring-an out-and-proud married couple-on a Christmas cruise in the Caribbean. 

As their boss says, surely they'd rather kiss each other than be shot at, and he has no idea how right he is. Portraying the wealthy criminals requires a particular change in attitude from Ty and Zane while dealing with the frustrating waiting game of their assignment. 

As it begins to affect how they treat each other in private, Ty and Zane realize there's more to being partners than watching each other's backs, and when the case takes an unexpected turn and threatens Ty's life, Ty and Zane will have to navigate seas of white lies and stormy secrets, including some of their own.
  • Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Contemporary, Romance
  • Age: adult, Glbt
  • Source: owned ebook
  • Read from March 04 to 05, 2013

FINAL RATING: ★★★★★/★★★★★

Sticks & Stones (Cut & Run, #2) by Abigail Roux & Madeleine Urban



Cut & Run Series Book Two - Sequel to Cut & Run Six.
 
Months after nearly losing their lives to a serial killer in New York City, FBI Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett are suffering through something almost as frightening: the monotony of desk duty. 

When they're ordered to take a vacation for the good of everyone's sanity, Ty bites the bullet and takes Zane home with him to West Virginia, hoping the peace and quiet of the mountains will give them the chance to explore the explosive attraction they've so far been unable to reconcile with their professional partnership.

 Ty and Zane, along with Ty's father and brother, head up into the Appalachian mountains for a nice, relaxing hike deep into the woods... where no one will hear them scream. They find themselves facing danger from all directions: unpredictable weather, the unrelenting mountains, wild animals, fellow hikers with nothing to lose, and the most terrifying challenge of all. Each other.
  • Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Contemporary, Romance
  • Age: adult, Glbt
  • Source: owned ebook
  • Read from February 25 to 27, 2013

FINAL RATING: ★★★★★/★★★★★