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August/September 2015 Reads

Aug-sep2015 reads

 

I'm sorry that I have been MIA for so long. But RL got super busy and a lot of things changed. We bought a (to us) new house and got moved. School started for the kids, so that was a treat. After and during the move , I was not only busy but also had to get into a new routine.  So with that in mind, I didn't get much reading done and actually fell behind on review copies as well. I'm working on those right now :) I hope I get all caught up soon and the whole missing a month didn't put me off to far that I wont reach my 100 books a year reading goal.

Anyways, I did however re-read the Covenant Series by JLA , I will link  my old reviews  for the books here as well so it doesn't look too sad lol.

For October I don't have plans that are set in stone other than finish my review copies and get reviews caught up. Other than that I think I might read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and maybe start the The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher. After that I have no idea. 

Anyways here is my sad August/September round-up. You can find the buy-links in the reviews that are linked.

As always thanks for stopping by and happy reading :) 

 


Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

Half blood

 

Synopsis:

The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals--well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.

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4★

 

My Review 


Pure Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

 

Synopsis:

There is need. And then there is Fate. Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn't exactly awesome--especially when Alexandria's other half is everywhere she goes. Seth's in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom--so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do--and sacrifice--for her. When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies--lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon--and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude--or killing her. When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.

 

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5★

 

My Review 


Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

 

Synopsis:

"History is on repeat, and things didn't go so well the last time.”

Alexandria isn't sure she's going to make it to her eighteenth birthday--to her Awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the Council ever discovers what she did in the Catskills, she's a goner... and so is Aiden.

If that's not freaky enough, whenever Alex and Seth spend time "training"--which really is just Seth's code word for some up-close and personal one-on-one time--she ends up with another mark of the Apollyon, which brings her one step closer to Awakening ahead of schedule. Awesome.

But as her birthday draws near, her entire world shatters with a startling revelation and she's caught between love and Fate. One will do anything to protect her. One has been lying to her since the beginning. Once the gods have revealed themselves, unleashing their wrath, lives will be irrevocably changed... and destroyed.

Those left standing will discover if love is truly greater than Fate...

 

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5★

 

My Review


Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout 

 

 

Synopsis:

Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex. Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back. The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn't the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries. Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself.

 

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4 ½ ★

 

My Review


Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout 

 

 

Synopsis:

It's a beautiful day for a war. As the mortal world slowly slips into chaos of the godly kind, Alexandria Andros must overcome a stunning defeat that has left her shaken and in doubt of their ability to end this war once and for all. And with all the obstacles between Alex and her happily-ever-after with the swoon worthy Aiden St. Delphi, they must now trust a deadly foe as they travel deep into the Underworld to release one of the most dangerous gods of all time. In the stunning, action-packed climax to the bestselling Covenant series, Alex must face a terrible choice: the destruction of everything and everyone she holds dear… or the end of herself.

 

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5 ★

 

My Review 


The Immortal’s Redemption by Kelli Ireland

 

THE IMMORTAL'S REDEMPTION

 

Synopsis:

“This story is hot in all the right ways and took me to the edge of my seat again and again, delivering in the end.” —New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione

When a brooding Irishman shows up at the hospital where she works, Kennedy Jefferson realizes her fugues are more than simply lost time. She knows this stranger is a threat—even as her body craves his masterful touch.

Dylan O’Shea is the druid’s assassin charged with finding the single woman who can stop an evil goddess from destruction. He’s searched to find Kennedy for centuries. But Dylan finds himself inexplicably drawn to Kennedy—the woman he’s ordained to kill.

With Samhain fast approaching, duty and desire are on an unstoppable collision course…

 

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3 ½ ★

 

My Review 


Frigid by J. Lynn aka Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

Frigid

 

Synopsis:

For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn’t anything new. They’d been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the ‘man’ in man-whore. He’s never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn’t want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.

Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she’s perfect and she’s everything. But the feelings he has for her, he’s always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have.

But when they’re stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor’easter, there’s nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.

 

 

 

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3 ½ ★

 

My Review 


Forsworn by Emily Wibberley

 

Forsworn

 

Synopsis:

It’s been a year since Clio made her sacrifice to the Deities and embraced her destiny as the Oracle to save her people.

The only family she has left is a brother who wants her dead.

The prince, her oldest friend, is a king with his own agenda.

And the man who once loved her, now hates her.

All she can do is try to forget about Riece, the enemy commander whose heart she broke to save his life, as she serves the Deities. Her days are filled with Visions and bloodshed in a never-ending war against the Untouched. To add to her problems, she must pose as King Derik’s mistress to conceal her forbidden powers from the Emperor’s spies.

When Riece unexpectedly returns to Sheehan with a new and beautiful ally, Clio knows she must put him out of her mind once and for all, but first, they are thrust together into battle against a mysterious Untouched warrior with otherworldly power. To reclaim her city, she must team up with the man she hurt, the man she still loves but can never be with, and finally confront the questions about her origin—questions with answers that Clio may not be prepared to face.

 

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4 ½ ★

 

My Review 


Slow Burn: Infected by Bobby Adair

 

Slow Burn Infected

 

Synopsis:

Slow Burn: Infected picks up the story of Zed, Murphy, and Jerome where Slow Burn: Zero Day ended.

All three have all been infected but have not succumbed to the most pernicious symptoms of the virus. They’re not the mindless cannibals that most infected are. Nevertheless, their band of survivors, fearful about the trio’s infections, have ostracized them.

Now, back on the street, with weapons to defend themselves but little food in their packs, they embark on a search for Murphy’s family while following the rumor of a safe haven in the form of a doomsday bunker under a house in east Austin.

But the world is more hazardous than they could have guessed. They expect violence from the voracious infected but they have harsh lessons to learn about the lethality of the uninfected. And without people to support the infrastructure of modern civilization, they find that danger comes in many forms.

 

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3 ½★

 

My Review


Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews

 

Magic Shifts

 

Synopsis:

After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate—former Beast Lord Curran Lennart—are adjusting to a very different pace. While they’re thrilled to escape all the infighting, Curran misses the constant challenges of leading the shapeshifters.

So when the Pack offers him its stake in the Mercenary Guild, Curran seizes the opportunity—too bad the Guild wants nothing to do with him and Kate. Luckily, as a veteran merc, Kate can take over any of the Guild’s unfinished jobs in order to bring in money and build their reputation. But what Kate and Curran don’t realize is that the odd jobs they’ve been working are all connected.

An ancient enemy has arisen, and Kate and Curran are the only ones who can stop it—before it takes their city apart piece by piece…

 

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5 ★

 

My Review 


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Book Reviews Dyman Associates Publishing Inc: Den Mockingbird neste døren

 

Den Mockingbird neste døren: nabo memoarer innsiktsfulle ennå milde

 

Nå som JD Salinger er borte, kan Harper Lee være den mest berømte litterære eneboer i USA.

 

I 1960, Lee publisert Pulitzer Prize-vinnende å drepe en sangfugl, fortsatt en av de mest populære amerikanske bøkene og pensum i 70 prosent av amerikanske skolesystemer.

 

I samme periode, hun hjalp Truman Capote forskning i kaldt blod, startet arbeidet med en ny roman og hjulpet publisere 1962 filmen tilpasning av Mockingbird (stjernegalleri Gregory Peck).

 

I 1965, men hadde hun stoppet vises offentlig og nektet å gi intervjuer. Hun har aldri publisert en bok.

 

Så, i 2001, da Chicago Tribune journalist Marja Mills ble sendt til Lees hjemby Monroeville, Alabama, å få bakgrunn på byen og den mest kjente beboeren, ikke hun forventer å møte forfatteren.

 

Til sin overraskelse, da hun ringte Lees døra, ble hun møtt av hennes eldre søster, Alice Finch Lee, som på tiden var 89 og fremdeles praktiserer loven hver dag. De hadde en lang, komfortable prat, og neste dag, Mills ble skremt til å motta en telefonsamtale fra Alices søster, hvis fulle navn er Nelle Harper Lee (Nelle til hennes venner).

 

"Det var som om jeg hadde svart telefonen og hørte:" Hei. Dette er Wizard of Oz, ""Mills skriver.

 

De to søstrene og journalisten ble nære. Mills, som lider av lupus, opplevde så mye smerte og tretthet som hun kunne ikke lenger fungere på Tribune 2004, og hun bestemte seg å tilbringe mer tid i Monroeville forsker Lees.

 

Alice og Nelle foreslo at eieren av huset ved siden av deres kan være villig til å sette den opp for leie.

 

Mills flyttet inn i huset, komplett med en hjort hode, en utstoppet bobcat og en uidentifiserbar "crouching skapning"- og oppholdt seg for mer enn et år.

 

Sangfugl naboen detaljene tid møllene tilbrakte med Lees og deres venner, gjør daglig ekspedisjoner å mate endene, fiske etter steinbit med hot-dog biter som agn, gå til vaskeri og drikker kaffe i Mills' kjøkken.

 

I en overraskelse tur av hendelser denne uken, men ut Lee et brev hevdet at hun aldri godkjent møller å publisere noe om henne.

 

Boken er så langt fra en utsett som man kan få. Det er en respektfull og klare øyne konto som holder seg til tilsynelatende grensene som Lee satt-som betyr at, blant annet det registrerer bare Lees liv i Monroeville, ikke i New York, hvor hun fortsatte å bruke flere måneder i året i mange år.

 

Ikke at det er sukker-belagt.

 

Lee, 88, kommer over som stikkende, i beste fall, og i stand til casual piggete bemerkninger som om Capote, hennes tidligere venn: «Truman var en psykopat, honey.»

 

Mills teller seg heldig som ikke har vært utsatt for sen, alkohol-fueled rants at mange av Lees venner sa de har holdt ut.

 

Boken, til tross for sitt emne klager, bør være en godbit for alle som har lengtet å komme nærmere Lee.

 

Besøk vår facebook-side og følge oss på twitter @DymanPublishing.

 

 

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