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Thursday, 29 March 2012

COVER REVEAL!!! Defy by Raine Thomas!

At The Other End:

Seventeen-year-old Tate is about to make her parents’ dreams come true. Unfortunately for her, their dreams foretell her death.

Eager to explore more of the Estilorian plane and prove her abilities, Tate goes against her parents’ wishes and leaves the area of protection surrounding her home. Her choice puts her on a deadly path…one that leaves her alone, severely injured and battling for her life.

Her possible savior arrives in the form of Zachariah, a male who has removed himself from Estilorian society for more than fifty years. Fighting an unexpected connection to Tate, he must decide whether saving her life is worth destroying his.

As Tate struggles to find a way home, she ends up drawn into a dark Mercesti plot involving multiple murders and a powerful ancient artifact. With the unpredictable Zachariah as her only source for aid, she’ll soon find out if her abilities are strong enough to help her defy her Fate





Finding The Time:

30 April 2012




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Well from this cover you're going to want to read it a whole lot more! I know I want to!





Defy
Firstborn Trilogy #1

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

BLOG TOUR!!! Until Next Time by Amy Lignor

Welcome to my review of Until Next Time by Amy Lignor! Enjoy your stay at Behind A Million and One Pages, and hope you stay and look around a bit!



At the Other End:

How does a girl choose between the one who steals her heart and the one who owns her soul?

Matt and Emily were created for a specific job. Raised and trained as the ultimate angel/warrior team, they are sent down to save, defend, judge and forgive, depending on the 'life' they've been assigned. What they don't realize is that the power of human emotions, such as love, anger, passion and fear can take over even the best of souls, causing them to make mistakes and follow paths that lead to confusion and heartache.

When the reason for their training is finally revealed, the angel/warrior team find themselves thrust into a world they know nothing about. Matt takes over the life of Daniel, a young man with a great deal of baggage. Emily becomes Liz, a girl living in a remote village who relies on nothing more than her own strength to survive. A violent storm erupts one night, and framed in the window of Liz's establishment is a frightening face. Let in by the soul of a Good Samaritan, the two visitors bring with them a past full of secrets that could literally change an angel's path and a warrior's plans.

From murder to redemption, this angel/warrior team must find a way to keep the faith they have in each other in a world that's ripping them apart.





First Impressions Last:

When I first got asked to join this tour I thought it was a very unique idea for a novel. It sounded good, yet the blurb (as usual) seemed too long. The cover looked very unique as well, I like the details and how it's strange and unusual. You don't really understand the cover much when you first see the novel, but it is a pretty cover that draws you in.




Behind the 255 Pages:









The novel started off slow but as you go through the book it starts to pick up. Your attention doesn't start wandering as it started to in the beginning. We are made to quickly get used to their world and know exactly what is going on, instead of havingto slowly ease into it we are thrust into their world.

As the novel continues, we start to get caught up in the characters. You start siding for one of the guys, but then something else happens and you start thinking again who really is worthy of her.

hmmm....



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I love the new spin on the classic Guardian Angels. In all Angel stories nowadays, we only hear about the other Angels they are with, no novel mentions God or any other high being like the Archangels Michael, Gabriele etc. It is good to see something newdeveloped from where the general idea of Angels come from, as well as Lignor's own spin on the ethics and characters featured in the novel in heaven.

We question the truth behind Dublin and what the place contains. We can tell that the main action and biggest complication of the novel will happen while in Dublin, but when we find out why they don't want to go back there, we aren't satisfied with theanswer we get. Yes, it explains most of it, but we still feel like we are left in the dark, because there is something else that keeps them away from Dublin and not just what they told the girls.

Liz seems wise, but she is also so very innocent at times. When we go back into Emily, we realize just how innocent, from how confused she becomes on Jason as well as Matt. Some things we realize, stays with her as she transferred into Liz's shell. BothEmily and Liz are innocent minded, and sometimes seem like they are blind to the world.

Everything starts to pull into place. All we were questioning have been answered in the 'big reveal.' Be prepared for a shock. Emotions will be everywhere (not tissue box approved however). Be careful.

The title of the novel has a whole new and deeper meaning at the end of the novel as it comes into play more and we see it bring together the novel nicely. Great choice of title for the novel.




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Monday, 26 March 2012

Review: Fracture by Megan Miranda

SPOILER NOTED AT END


Fracture
At The Other End:

Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?

Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?


First Impressions Last:

I originally saw this for the cover, which is gorgeous! I love the colours and the way Delaney is reflected in the water. Also, it seemed like a very interesting novel from the blurb (no I am not succumbing to reading blurbs). Anyway, it sounded like a good read, and seeing how short the novel is, it was a good short read.




Behind 262 Pages:











Wow, I didn't expect something like that to happen in this book. The secrets and denials and rejections in this book make it heart wrenching, yet not to make you teary eyed but to realise the importance of life and in some ways, who controls life. We can see how much Delaney grows throughout the novel. From someone who was shy and stays with her best friend, then to someone who is confused about life and about the constant pull she keeps on feeling. The to who she is at the end of the novel, a girl who knows the meaning of life and that we all have a choice to who we are and who we want to become. I didn't expect the ending, yet it ended as is should have. Although there are questions unanswered.**

In some ways there was a love triange yet in others there wasn't. We could tell from the very beginning that there was something that was going to happen with her and Decker. In the end, we want to see more of them after the big shock ending to see the aftermath of the occurrence. We see a big change in Troy, one who we thought was someone who could help her turned out to be for the worst. Yet we wished that she would let him explain why he does what he does properly and not only the outside information but the inside information as well. We may realise from this that it isn't as bad and that he isn't as bad as he seems.

I can't really find much more to say about this book. It was a very good book that kept me caught up the whole time and made me want to finish and to see how much her life is changing after the incident.

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What's Next:
Eleven Minutes (Fracture #0.5)
Eleven Minutes: Exclusive Tie-In StoryBehind 28 Pages
At the Other End:
Fracture is told from Delaney's perspective, and if you've read the first two chapters, you know that she falls through the ice in chapter one, and she wakes up 6 days later. And what happens in between—well, that's Decker's story.

This is the story of those eleven minutes, and the six days that follow, from his perspective. Because while it must be terrifying to be trapped under the ice, it's a different kind of terror seeing your best friend trapped...

Especially if it's your fault.












SPOILER ALERT:

**like how her "friends" started treating her again after the funeral.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

BLOG TOUR! Night Sky by Joelene Perry

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Welcome all to my very first guest post! First of all I cannot wait to have Jolene here with us taking about "Flawed Characters." But first, we've got to get to know about the lady who we are here to see and her novel Night Sky...




At the Other End:

After losing Sarah, the friend he’s loved, to some other guy, Jameson meets Sky. Her Native American roots, fluid movements, and need for brutal honesty become addictive fast. This is good. Jameson needs distraction – his dad leaves for another woman, his mom’s walking around like a zombie, and Sarah’s new boyfriend can’t keep his hands off of her.

As he spends time with Sky and learns about her village, her totems, and her friends with drums - she's way more than distraction. Jameson's falling for her fast.

But Sky’s need for honesty somehow doesn’t extend to her life story – and Jameson just may need more than his new girl to keep him distracted from the disaster of his senior year.
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Author Bio...

Jolene grew up in Wasilla, Alaska. She graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in political science and French, which she used to teach math to middle schoolers.

After living in Washington, Utah and Las Vegas, she now resides in Alaska with her husband, and two children. Aside from writing, Jolene sews, plays the guitar, sings when forced, and spends as much time outside as possible.

She is also the author of The Next Door Boys and the upcoming Knee
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Flawed Characters

A book to me isn't real unless the characters are imperfect.
But it's HARD to make my people flawed. I love them. I want them to always make smart decisions, but they can't. There would be no story.

While writing Night Sky, I really had to dig deep because I was determined to make Jameson a nice guy. The thing is, all high-school guys (or almost all, because there MIGHT be an exception) look forward to being with someone. Touching them. Getting closer. So, Jameson was a nice guy, but he did think about that a lot.

Sky was flawed in that she was simply afraid to trust. She enjoyed having the upper hand in her relationship with Jameson, but was also afraid. She just hid it well. As the reader, we see a few clues, and it was so hard for me to know what she was doing, as she was doing it.

Sarah's flaw was simply one of being a tad self-centered (totally normal) and a bit clueless. But she was nice, and always wanted to do the right thing. It just doesn't mean that she always did.

There's also always a fine line between writing characters with flaws, and characters we don't have sympathy for, which, in my opinion, kills a book for me faster than almost anything else.

I also think, in the end, it is very often a character's flaws that make them more endearing, more relatable. Because I'm far from perfect, and it's nice to see happy endings come to people as imperfect as me.

Thanks so much for giving me some time on your blog today!!

~ Jolene
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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

A Very Super Awesome Giveaway (Part 2) - CLOSED

Yes, this has been delayed from the actual date I set, but I have been very very busy these past few weeks that I wasn't able to go out and get the book that won the nominations.






So without further adeu, the novel that will be up for grabs is.........
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Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder!


Touch of Power (Avry of Kazan, #1)
(Cover shown is the one of the giveaway novel, AU cover)

To see my review of this novel let your mouse click HERE.



At the Other End:

Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan assumes their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Territories, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.

Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. Their leader, an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his own, is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince—leader of a campaign against her people. As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Because the price of peace may well be her life....




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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

BLOG TOUR!! The Choice by Lorhainne Eckhart

My first blog tour with Enchanting Book Tours, and what a start it has been. Be ready for this stop, because this novel is a shocker ;)



The Choice (Walk the Right Road #1)At the Other End:

Before her granny died, Marcie Hollis had been spiritually attuned to Mother Earth and the spirits around her, honing her gift. Then she meets Dan McKenzie, a man she believes to be the knight in shining armor she’s been searching for all her life. However, Dan is not who he appears to be. He lures Marcie into his dark world of lies, greed and drugs. But fate intervenes during Marcie's illicit trip for Dan to New Orleans, when she's robbed and accosted in the crowded airport. When she gets knocked down, her head slams on the concrete floor, and she loses her memory, all right in the path of DEA Agent Sam Carre.

Arriving in a crowded airport in New Orleans with his reputation and loyalty in question after being set up as the leak in a six month DEA investigation, Sam has come home. Even though Sam is tired, disillusioned and haunted by a past that gives him no peace, he stops to help an attractive stranger when she falls in front of him. In an act of chivalry, he takes her to his home until the police can identify her. When questions arise about Marcie and what she’s involved in, the answers lead back to Sam’s investigation in the Pacific Northwest.

When her illusive memory returns, this complex case pushes them both to explain the unexplainable, brings them face to face with a generations-old evil now incarnate again and leaves Sam with a haunting question. Was Marcie set up or is this a game she’s playing? Sam is forced to make a choice: walk away from the attraction connecting them or risk losing everything.






First Impressions Last:

Hmmmm, this novel was as you can probably already tell, a blurb novel. Just from reading the blurb/essay on the novel.Wasn't sure if I should read this novel because of that, as well as the vibe that I kept getting from the novel. It sounds like a murder mystery, crime, thriller etc kind of book. I don't read those kind of novels. But I did give this book a try and see how the results turned out?!





Behind the 300 Pages:








I don't want to start off on a sour spot with this novel, but it is a 'blurb novel'. This is the only reason it got bumped down to 4 stars instead of the 5 it deserved. It was just the blurb that got to me. It gave away too much information. I read theblurb after I finished the novel and it just gave away too much of the story-line. When I joined the blog tour at the beginning, I completely forgot what it said just before I started reading the novel, so I went into the book with a clear head. If the blurbwasn't that revealing, we would be in for twists and turns and many surprises (below I've stated some of the parts where this book has surprised me without reading the blurb first.) Ok, I shall stop rambling and get onto the rest of the review…

When we start the nove it is already intriguing and pulling us in from the first few chapters. We start to uncover parts of Marcie's life with her as if starting afresh. It makes it easier to develop that character-reader relationship that's so importantin novels ebcause we start to learn along with Marcie as we uncover what her life was like and the previous choices she has made.

I expected something different than what we were given. I so totally expected a mystery novel and I got very surprised when I see other elements in this novel as well. I was going into the novel expecting something different than what I usually read, butI'm not sure if this is classified as my "usual." I ended up really liking it, yet if a book like this one was not done right, it would be tragic. This is the kind of type of novel that needs to be done right, and that's exactly what this novel does.

It is Oh So Sexy and intriguing. It pulls you right in, I can't stop reading, and when I'm not reading, I start to think about the novel. It does not fail to surprise me, in the way that I thought the book was going to be one kindof novel, when it turnsout being a whole different kind of novel, and you don't even expect it!

Ahh Sam, you smexy thing, you are such a tightly wound one, he needs to get loose and come to understand and have an open mind to Marcie's beliefs etc. I so want to shoot Dan, and Lance, yet we wonder what happens afterwards with Dan from Lance, and ifLance will pull through with his agreement. He doesn't say that he agrees, so we are left in the dark as the novel finishes to come up with our own. The way the novel finishes, is on a note that can either be turned into a second novel or be left as a stand-alone.We do think about what might happen next, yet it's not a cliffhanger, leaving room for an open decision on a continuation.




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Friday, 16 March 2012

Review: Crossed by Ally Condie

SPOILER NOTED AT END
Crossed (Matched, #2)

At the Other End:

The Society Chooses Everything.
The Books you read.
The music you listen to.
The person you love.


Yet for Cassia the rules have changed. Ky has been taken and she will sacrifice everything to find him.
And when Cassia discovers Ky has escaped to he wild frontiers beyond the Society there is hope.
But on the edge of society nothing is as it seems . . .

A rebellion is rising.
And a tangled web of lies and double-crosses could destroy everything.




First Impressions Last:

I loved Matched. When this book came out, I was anxiously waiting for it to come and fall into my hands. The waiting was cutting deep, but that's what happens when you basically live in the middle of the ocean :/ (Australia) We get most things last, yet expect them so soon because of everything we hear. I couldn't wait to get back into this story, I loved the concept of it, and the idea of it.



Behind the 376 Pages:







Completely loved this book! It was direct and straight to the point. Very poetic and simple.
We are touch by Cassia's struggle and determination to find Ky, as well as her loyalty to Xander and her friends. We get anxious about what Xander's secret is and it shows us a different side of Ky as well as brings out a side of Cassia that we don't see very often. A side where she is still innocent in the eyes of the Society and what they tell them and what they do. She doesn't yet realize the full extent of what they do as well as their control over everyone, as well as her ever-flowing curiosity over everything seems to spill out whenever she discovers something new and wild.** In the final chapters we do see a side of Cassia that is learning and is growing up.

This novel gives us a side of Ky that we didn't really see in Matched. Matched was Cassia's story, now this is Ky's. We see that he is not as strong as we were made to believe, he was trying to fit into something that he didn't believe in to escape reality. To escape what should have been. We see his loyalty for Cassia, and his hope. She brings out challenges within himself and makes him see everything that she has given up for him as well as makes him realise what he would give up for her. We want to know more of Ky's story, like Cassia, we hear his story in pieces. We know a little more than Cassia, but the reaction we see from it, prepares us for everything that was still to come in this novel as well as the next. And it also shows us their relationship as well as the other pieces to connect it all together.

This book makes you want to power through, turn every page, read every word and feel what they feel. We go on the journey with Cassia and Ky to find each other as well as to find ourselves, and everything we would do for someone we love.

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Crossed (Matched)




What's Next:

Matched (Matched, #1)Matched (Matched #1)
Behind 366 Pages
At the Other End: Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.
The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.


Reached (Matched, #3)


Reached (Matched #3)
Behind 384 Pages
Finding the Time: 13 November 2012
At the Other End: After leaving Society and desperately searching for the Rising—and each other—Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again: Cassia has been assigned to work for the Rising from within Society, while Ky has been stationed outside its borders. But nothing is as predicted, and all too soon the veil lifts and things shift once again.














SPOILER ALERT

**the Rising is one idea that she believes because it is something that is completely out of her comfort zone. We see from her belief of the blue tablets that she still is in some belief over the Society and the Rising seems like something that will help her grow as a person from her innocence over life. She likes the idea of the Rising, not the action that comes with it and the beliefs

Friday, 9 March 2012

Review: Oddily by Linda Pohring

SPOILER NOTED AT END.

At the Other End:

There are three things the shy, awkward Oddily knows for sure.

She would rather be anyone other than herself…
She wants to fit in at school…
And strange things are happening to her.

For Oddily, she tries to keep an open mind…
But what she discovers is too unbelievable to think about…
Too magical too consider, and too dangerous to ignore.

Oddily becomes trapped in a love story like no other.
(Synopsis from Goodreads)




First Impressions Last:

I've been wanting to read this book for a while now. It seemed like that really cutsey kind of novel that makes you smile the whole way through because it's just perfect and changed the characters life as well as, in some ways, your own.



Behind the 264 Pages:










This was a very good book. It was the storyline that got me the whole time, it was very unexpected with a very unexepcted paranormal side to the novel that we didn't see coming.

What did annoy me was Oddily. The way that she was so easy to give away her trust, especially to those who had made her life a living hell for most of her life since living with the family. She just let them all walk straight over her, that she didn't realise the extent of her believing them and doing everything they say just made her life worse. Her constant thoughts on how they could change their attitude towards her and actually become her friend because they're trying to make her belive that so they can make it more torturing for her in the end. She is too innocent and doesn't realise the extent of their tormenting that makes her very gullible and a heroine which we don't want to really get to know because we are too caught up in wanting to shake her that much so that she realises that they don't want to be her friend, they don't want to know her, and no matter what they say to not believe them. We do feel sorry for Oddily, but in many ways her constant trust of everyone just puts her tormenting on herself. That thing we see many times in the book called a conscience is what we want her to believe, not ignore and act like she can't change it or has no control over what she does. She does have control over herself.

I really do want to slap this girl half the time, especially when she is in her own little world*.  She is such a child! you would think that her constant moving around home to home and being a foster child wouldn't make you like this. You would think that she would have trust issues and not give it out freely to everyone! You would not act like a child and be so utterly rediculous.

When we meet Maxim and his sister, we want to know the truth about them. Who they really are and the secrets they are keeping. When we are in Maxim's perspective we see things differently on their side of the fence. We see his evergrowing love for Oddily and all that he wants to do for her. When we learn one of the biggest secrets that involves both Oddily and Maxim's family we see the what really happens and that this is some sort of fate in their world from what happened. It leaves us on a cliffhanger for what is to come in the next novel and if there will be a meeting. The excerpt at the end of Oddily of the next novel then leaves us with an even bigger cliffhanger because we know who is there, yet we don't know what will happen when he realises what they have done to the little world they have created. Especially who he brings back to the house.




What's Next:


Maxim: A New Type of Human (Oddily #2)
Behind 252 Pages
At the Other End: Oddily finds herself in a world she never knew existed—a world both beautiful and frightening. Not sure what to think, she tries to adjust to her strange new home. However, someone more sinister than Starla and Kip threatens her happiness. Will Oddily survive?





Held In Secrecy (Oddily #3)
Finding the Time: 2012















SPOILER ALERT:

*the day she wears the glasses and Maxim takes them off her, and she thinks she's still in the game when she really isn't

Monday, 5 March 2012

You Caught Me!

I've been tagged by LaToya "Cricket" at Little Library Muse to answer a couple of questions. Wow, now I'm the one on the other side of the interview, who knew this day would come?


To participate:
 The Rules
  1. You must post the rules.
  2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
  3. Tag eleven people and link to them on your post.
  4. Let them know you’ve tagged them! 

Questions From Cricket...

  1. If you could be a werewolf, vampire, or fairy...which would choose and why? I would choose a Fairy, mainly because everyone calls me Pixie from time to time because I kinda look like a little Pixie.
  2. What one book inspires you? hmmm, that's a toughie. Umm, at the moment the first novel that comes into my head is Delirium by Lauren Oliver and Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  3. You are on top of the highest mountain, how did you get there and who is with you? Hard work and dedication to getting to the top, not backing down. Those who have encouraged me to get higher no matter how low I am
  4. Favorite book right now? Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver, Fever by Lauren DeStefano and Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan...mostly because they're on the way in the post and I am very excited for them to come
  5. If your life was to be written into a fiction novel, who would be the author? Juliet Marillier, I love all her books and the way she captures you in her world.
  6. What do you love about blogging? All the new books you discover and that you can help others discover new novels
  7. Do you like to cook?bake? All the time!
  8. What do you think about the new T.V. shows such as Once Upon a Time, and Grimm that have taken the darker approach to fairy tales? That script writers are running out of ideas and are turning to the professional writers haha, I can't help it! I always say that now. But they are a good twist on a classic tale
  9. If you could create your own city/world, what would it be called?What would it look like? Cobblestone streets, Glass buildings, everything open and clear. Very green, near a forest that is undisturbed.
  10. Choose one of these superpowers, flight or invisibility.Why? hmmm, I seriousloy cannot choose this... I think of one, then I think of the other...
  11. Other than reading, how do you spend your spare time? Hanging out with my friends, we party hard.
Tag! You're It!

Giselle @ .Xpresso Reads.
Sarah @ Head Stuck In A Book
Jessi @ Reading In The Corner
Kristi @ The Book Faery
Angie @ The YA Curator
Trini @ A Book-Lover's Review
Karla @ Book Addict
Jamie @ Fantasy Book Chick
Lalaine @ Fic Book Reviews
Carina @ Fictional Distraction
Amy @ Following The Reader

Your turn! (Copy and Paste questions into your blog post to respond)

  1. If you could be cast in a novel, which would it be and what character?
  2. What are your favourite ways to relax when you're stressed?
  3. What's your favourite thing about reading?
  4. How would you spend your Saturday night? read all night or party?
  5. Favourite novel at the moment?
  6. Finish the sentence, "I can't wait for..."
  7. What novel would you like to see on the big screen?
  8. If you could meet one author for a day, who would it be? Why?
  9. What genre would you choose out of: Paranormal, Distopian, Fantasy, Historical, Romance or general YA? Why?
  10. Which character from a novel reminds you of yourself? Why?
  11. What TV Series are you most looking forward to seeing this year?

Friday, 2 March 2012

Review: Kiss of Twilight ARC by Loribelle Hunt

At the Other End:

Dupree Jackson is everything a senior soldier of the Order of Templar should be. Cold. Unbreakable. A master at arms in the fight against demons. But as a hybrid, Dupree is beginning to lose himself to the demon half of his soul. One woman has the power to save him. If he lets her.

Kara Stone wants two things in life: to be merged with a demon so that she can become a full member of the Order; and Dupree Jackson. She knows they are meant to be together, if only Dupree would love her back.

Though his desire for Kara is undeniable, Dupree's need to protect her is stronger. Not wanting to see her merge, to face the internal struggle he deals with every day, he refuses to bond with her. But when Kara becomes a target and uncovers a dark secret about her past, Dupree may no longer have a choice...
(Synopsis from Goodreads)




First Impressions Last:

Ok, this book was an ARC when I recieved it, but I seriously have not had the time to read it since as there was other novels that needed to be read first for blog tours etc.. I love the colours of the cover as well as the sexiness of this novel personified on the cover. It sounded like a novel where there would be more sexy and paranormal elements, which appealed to me.




Behind the 308 Pages:











So not what I kind of thought before first starting this book. I didn't really expect the whole murder mystery kind of genre with this novel. Yeah it was paranormal like I signed up for along with a sexy twist. Don't get me wrong, this was still a good novel but just unexpected.

The connection between the Demon and the person is something we don't see every day. We don't understand the connection as much, until we experience it with Kara. Our knowledge of it with the other characters and their control over it shows us one side of it, but Kara shows us a different and earlier side of it that we haven't heard of until towards the end of the novel.

With Ben, we see how it can become out of control, yet his ending didn't do him any justice. He's supposed to be this rougue that no one can catch, let alone kill, yet how it ended for him and this reputation that has been build didn't do him any justice and I felt like this let us down. We would have expected more of a battle between him and the others, yet it was just plain and simple like any other death of a rogue demon, not someone who has turned their world upside down and created a whole lot of chaos.

The change in POV's was yet wasn't overwhelming. At times there were too many different perspectives depending on what the situation was, yet at other times, it was the right amount of knowledge from multiple persons' perspective. It was lacking in some ways but it had moments when you wanted to continually read the novel and other moments when it didn't really matter if you put the book down for a day. It lacked that factor that pulls you in constantly.

Some things in the novel seemed to happen too easily, and how it seemed to take the easy way out when having a more detailed and somewhat more complicated ending that would have made the book all the more memorable and made the ending a lot better, without letting some things get away with it all, when something more should have happened or something should have happened differently.
What's Next:
Kiss of Darkness (Dark Bonds #1)
At the Other End:   
Winter, a hybrid, has spent her life at war. A group of humans who are part demon, the hybrids, along with the lupines and nightwalkers, have dedicated their lives to defeating demons and protecting humanity. Yet, despite their united cause, the three groups share an uneasy alliance.
When hybrid military compounds come under attack from demon insurgents, Winter has no choice but to turn to the lupines and nightwalkers for assistance. It's a partnership based on necessity and she has no intention of letting down her guard with either group.
Marcus, the nightwalker Lord, has other plans. The immediate attraction between him and Winter promises a passion he can't ignore. To claim her as his own, he'll not only have to fight the demons who seem hell-bent on destroying her, but her own misconceptions about him and the nightwalker race. It's a battle he refuses to lose.
Winter, a hybrid, has spent her life at war. A group of humans who are part demon, the hybrids, along with the lupines and nightwalkers, have dedicated their lives to defeating demons and protecting humanity. Yet, despite their united cause, the three groups share an uneasy alliance.
When hybrid military compounds come under attack from demon insurgents, Winter has no choice but to turn to the lupines and nightwalkers for assistance. It's a partnership based on necessity and she has no intention of letting down her guard with either group.
Marcus, the nightwalker Lord, has other plans. The immediate attraction between him and Winter promises a passion he can't ignore. To claim her as his own, he'll not only have to fight the demons who seem hell-bent on destroying her, but her own misconceptions about him and the nightwalker race. It's a battle he refuses to lose.