Book Review: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (GR)

Series: The Infernal Devices (#3)

Published: March 19th 2013

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

GoodReads: “Tessa Gray should be happy – aren’t all brides happy?
Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute.
A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa’s heart, will do anything to save her.”

Oohh my feels! I c-can’t e-e-even… *starts sobbing uncontrollably*

OK! Let’s try again. HOLY SCHMOZY (liked that, it rhymed!) What a freaking awesome Nuclear end of series! I am completely blown away. Clockwork Princess is such a beautiful, heartbreaking and emotional book… THIS, guys, is how you close a story and leave people like me completely speechless for hours, unable to process anything like a fly that lands on your nose and make me eat lots of ice-cream due to a book-induced depression.

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Cover Reveal: Frigid by J. Lynn

This is Jennifer L. Armentrout’s, or J. Lynn’s, year for sure! It seems like that most of my book budget will go to her books this year… But you don’t care about that, am I right? Jennifer has been teasing us by posting photos of the models on Twitter so let’s see how the cover for Frigid turned out!

Frigid Amazon GR Smash

Cover design: Okay Creations

Photographer: Jennifer Rush

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.”

Frigid will be available in digital formats on July 30th 2013

Print release of Frigid will be November 5th 2012

Goodreads

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16122034-frigid?ac=1

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J. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is a # 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russel Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Twitter https://twitter.com/JLArmentrout

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Website http://www.jenniferarmentrout.com/

Book Review: Reckless by S.C. Stephens

Reckless by S.C. Stephens (GR)

Series: Thoughtless (#3)

Published: 5th March 2013

Publisher: Gallery Books

GoodReads: Can love survive when life gets Reckless? When the band hits it big, Kiera and Kellan must ask themselves: Can their love for each other survive the constant pressures of superstardom? The friendships they’ve formed, the new family they’ve found, and the history they’ve forged will all play a part in helping them navigate the turbulent waters of the band’s exploding popularity. A greedy executive hell-bent on success, a declining pop star looking for an edge, and a media circus that twists lies into truths are just some of the obstacles the lovers will have to overcome if they are going to remain together. Fame comes with a price-but will it cost Kiera and Kellan everything?”

*SPOILER WARNING: this is the third book in a trilogy so there will be major spoilers about book 1 and minor spoilers about this one*

First of all I must say I simply loved Thoughtless and Effortless, the first two book in the Thoughtless series. So, when I found out the release date for Reckless I almost passed out because I couldn’t imagine waiting so long for finally having Kellan and Kiera happy. Unfortunately, I thought Reckless didn’t do any justice to the series and I was left somewhat disappointed. What can I say, I was expecting  an incredible end of series. Continue reading

Book Review: Hidden by Marianne Curley

Hidden by Marianne Curley

Series: Avena (#1)

Published: 1st March 2013

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK & ANZ)

“For as long as Ebony can remember, she’s been sheltered. Confined to her home in a secluded valley, home-schooled by her protective parents, and limited to a small circle of close friends. It’s as if she’s being hidden. But something is changing in Ebony. Something that can’t be concealed. She’s growing more beautiful by the day, she’s freakishly strong, and then there’s the fact that she’s glowing. 

On one fateful night, Ebony meets Jordan and she’s intensely drawn to him. It’s as if something explodes inside of her–something that can be seen from the heavens. Ebony still doesn’t know that she’s a stolen angel, but now that the heavens have found her, they want her back.” (Goodreads)

“Oh no! Another angel book!” must be what you’re thinking. Yeah, well, angels are the new hype so… another angel book it is!  Continue reading

Book Review: House Rules by Chloe Neill

House Rules by Chloe Neill (GR)

Series: Chicagoland Vampires (#7)

Published: February 5th 2013 (Kindle Edition)

Publisher: NAL

“In a city full of vampires, trouble never sleeps.

At the tender age of 27, Merit became a sword-wielding vampire. Since then, she’s become the protector of her House, watched Chicago nearly burn to the ground, and seen her Master fall and rise. Now she’ll see her mettle—and her metal —tested like never before.

It started with two . . . Two rogues vanishing without a trace. Someone is targeting Chicago’s vampires, and anyone could be next. With their house in peril, Merit and her Master, the centuries old Ethan Sullivan, must race to stop the disappearances. But as they untangle a web of secret alliances and ancient evils, they realize their foe is more familiar, and more powerful, than they could have ever imagined.” (Goodreads)

Merit and Ethan are back! And trouble is obviously in their wake. I can’t begin to tell how much I’ve been waiting for House Rules to be released. Chicagoland has always managed to crack me up and it is one of my favourite series! It amazes me how Chicagoland Vampires doesn’t get boring even after 7 books, this series still lives! Continue reading