Monday, April 30, 2012

Join the #DaemonInvasion

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Review: ReVamped by Ada Adams

ReVamped (Angel Creek, #1)

ReVamped (Angel Creek #1)


Paperback300 pages
Published February 20th 2012

A simple mission turned deadly.

Nineteen-year-old vampire Dawn has led a sheltered life within the confines of her father’s presidential headquarters. Upon being sent on a mission to revamp four goofy misfits into guardians of a peaceful little town of Angel Creek, Dawn believes that all her dreams have finally come true. What starts off as a simple task, turns into something unexpected, changing Dawn’s life forever and leading the action-loving, thrill-seeking vampire teen on a path of mystery, danger and intrigue.

When a human girl is kidnapped by a group of rogue vamps, Dawn discovers that there is more going on in Angel Creek than meets the eye. And it all connects to Ethan, the cute newcomer who seems too perfect to be true, Sebastian, the mysterious vampire with a turbulent past, and even Dawn herself. Dawn must not only succeed in revamping the troubled recruits, but must also prevent the vampire race from being overtaken by a malevolent villain who has a strange and obsessive fascination with her. As threat escalates, romance blooms, and ghosts from her past begin to surface, Dawn is sure of only one thing: her life will never be the same.


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I received this book from the lovely Ada Adams herself for review and can I just say that I LOVED it! I love all things vampires so that definitely helped me enjoy this book even more. The world that Adams created was intriguing and made me want to read more. I read this book in one sitting I wanted to know what was going to happen so badly. The Scarlet House is like the White House and the vampire world has their own president as well. Vampires are accepted and even looked up to by humans. Dawn is a bad ass and kicks butt and knows how to fight. She had to deal with a lot and did a lot of maturing throughout this book. I don't want to give too much away but this book had my heart pumping, excited, happy, sad, crying, and swooning. And can I just say.. Sebastion.. *le sigh* But seriously! BUY this book! It's only $2.99 for Kindle on Amazon! Also available in paperback
I give this book 5 stars!!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Review: Forbidden by Syrie James and Ryan M. James

Forbidden
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Paperback410 pages
Published January 24th 2012 by HarperTeen



Summary:

She should not exist.
He should not love her.

Claire Brennan has been attending Emerson Academy for two years now (the longest she and her mom have remained anywhere) and she's desperate to stay put for the rest of high school. So there's no way she's going to tell her mom about the psychic visions she's been having or the creepy warnings that she's in danger.
Alec MacKenzie is fed up with his duties to watch and, when necessary, eliminate the descendants of his angelic forefathers. He chose Emerson as the ideal hiding place where he could be normal for once. He hadn't factored Claire into his plans. . . .
Their love is forbidden, going against everything Alec has been taught to believe. But when the reason behind Claire's unusual powers is revealed and the threat to her life becomes clear, how far will Alec go to protect her?
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Claire lives a normal life with her mother and is just happy to be able to stay at the same school, Emerson Academy, for the past 2 years instead of moving all over like her mother is trying to hide something in her past from Claire. Claire attends school with her two best friends Erica and Brian and together they do it all together. Strange things begin to happen to Claire and then Alec a hot young man is the new student at Emerson Academy and life as Claire knew it begins to change.. 
I really enjoyed this fun and easy romantic read. I loved loved loved Alec and how loving and caring he was towards Claire. They went through a lot together and watching how Alec really protected and would do anything for her was pretty hot.. I'm not gonna lie. ;) It was a little cliche and I felt like I had read this same story before in other books but it was ok and would recommend it to people who like stories about Nephilim and romance all in one. It was enjoyable and really a fun read. I give it 4 stars!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Review: Ascend by Amanda Hocking

Ascend

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Wendy Everly is facing an impossible choice. The only way to save the Trylle from their deadliest enemy is by sacrificing herself.  If she doesn’t surrender to the Vittra, her people will be thrust into a brutal war against an unbeatable foe.  But how can Wendy leave all her friends behind…even if it’s the only way to save them?


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Spoiler Free: In this final installment of the Trylle trilogy Wendy has finally come into herself and became the queen she was meant to be. I really enjoyed these books and while I was skeptical of reading about trolls Amanda Hocking made me completely forget about my skepticism. While I wished it didn't feel so rushed to end it, I loved the outcome and how everything ended. I feel Amanda could have done more with the series or maybe a spin-off series for us to see more into the world as Wendy comes into her full rein as queen. It's so hard to give a review without giving away too much so I'll keep it short and sweet and I do love me a happy ending. So go out and buy this trilogy! You won't regret it.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Join the ELITE street team #daemoninvasion



Soooo... I'm super excited about this EPIC #daemoninvasion thats happening and was lucky enough to be chosen to be apart of this as an ELITE street team member. So for all the Daemon lovers this is for YOU!

And what does knowing I´m an elite member do for you? It gives you guys the opportunity to have all the inside info I have andddd some swag and games too. You will know when all the events are happening and breaking news to all things Daemon and the Lux Series! 

Email me at janaevw(at)gmail(dot)com to be apart of my street team!! And help me come up with an awesome group name!! Can't wait to hear from you! Be ready to tweet/blog/FB the jeepers outta this! :) 

Ohhhh Daemon *le sigh

#DaemonInvasion Tour 2012



A note from Jennifer L. Armentrout:

Over the last couple of weeks, you’ve heard us talking about the upcoming #daemoninvasion and we’re so excited to finally share with you what is going on.
Really excited.
The beautiful and uber cool models, Pepe Toth and Sztella Tziotziosz, who grace the Lux covers, will be joining us in the United States!  You heard right.  They are flying here, from Hungary to spend a few days as Daemon and Katy! While they are here, they will be working with Vania, from VLC Productions (the team behind Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments, Melissa de La Cruz, Kimberly Derting, Moira Young, Kami Garcia and Margret Stohl, Hillary Duff, Lauren Destefano, and many, many more authors’ book trailers), to film book trailers for the Lux Series.
After the filming in Atlanta, they will be accompanying us on tour! What does that mean? You get to meet them. In the flesh. They will be participating in the signings and events. At those signings, we’ll be giving away signed posters, photos, and other swag. There will also be meet and greet events you can join in on.
At each signing, there will be advanced copies of Onyx given away!
And to top things off (as if this isn’t enough, but we don’t do anything small), there’s something very, very exciting in the works! It involves advanced copies of Opal, water, and a little destination known as the Bahamas.

I am not kidding.

This will be epic.

Are you excited? I am! This tour is going to be so, so much fun, and I’m so thrilled that Pepe and Sztella are a part of it. We owe them a huge thank you and a giant welcome making the 16 hour flight to meet the readers of the Lux Series.  You!
Daemon Invasion Signing and Event Schedule
June 8th
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA
3:00pm
June 10th
Barnes and Noble
St Johns Town Center
Jacksonville, FL
3:00pm
June 13th
Barnes and Noble
Waterford Lakes Town Center
Orlando, FL
3:00pm
June 14th
Barnes and Noble
The Palladium at City Place
West Palm Beach, FL
4:00pm

There are several #daemoninvasion street teamers out there and if you want to join a team to win exclusive prizes, search down the #daemoninvasion hashtag to join one of the teams!

Don’t forget to visit Jennifer L. Armentrout’s blog to win a signed set of Half-Blood and Pure (insert direct link:  in celebration of her adult romance release, Tempting the Best Man, under pen name J. Lynn.  It can be purchased here for just $2.99!

If you want to be apart of my street team just email me at janaevw(@)gmail(dot)com telling me you would like to be apart of the #daemoninvasion street team!! 
I'll fill spots on a first come basis.


Friday, April 20, 2012

Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2)

Thank you to Netgalley and Harlequin Teen for letting me read this early.
Paperback304 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by HarlequinTeen
ISBN
0373210450 (ISBN13: 9780373210459)

Kate Winters has won immortality. But if she wants a life with Henry in the Underworld, she'll have to fight for it.

Becoming immortal wasn't supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she's as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate's coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans. As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person whom she would really rather not meet. Henry's first wife, Persephone.
Review:

I liked this book and read it in a day. I was a little disappointed there wasn't more Henry and got annoyed with Kate's whining about it almost through the whole book. She did start realizing she was doing it and quit and stood up for herself and did what needed to be done. The ending? WHYYYY??? What a cliffhanger.. Dangittttt! Overall I gave this book 5 stars cause I love anything about mythology and the Greek gods. The take that Aimee Carter is so different and refreshing on this series I love it. Can't wait for the next book!