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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Cover Reveal: Perfection Challenged by Jade Kerrion

Perfection Challenged, the thrilling conclusion to Jade Kerrion's multiple award-winning, bestselling DOUBLE HELIX series, will be released on September 17th and will be available in paperback and all electronic formats. Beta readers have declared Perfection Challenged "the best of the four books...the perfect ending to an amazing series."

If you've never picked up the DOUBLE HELIX series, keep on reading for a special offer on Perfection Unleashed, the book that launched the DOUBLE HELIX series.


An alpha empath, Danyael Sabre has survived abominations and super soldiers, terrorists and assassins, but he cannot survive his failing body. He wants only to live out his final days in peace, but life and the woman he loves, the assassin Zara Itani, have other plans for him.

Galahad, the perfect human being created by Pioneer Labs, is branded an international threat, and Danyael is appointed his jury, judge, and executioner. Danyael alone believes that Galahad can be the salvation that the world needs, but is the empath blinded by the fact that Galahad shares his genes, and the hope that there is something of him in Galahad?

In a desperate race against time and his own dying body, Danyael struggles to find fragments of good in the perfect human being, and comes to the wrenching realization that his greatest battle will be a battle for the heart of the man who hates him.



Recipient of six literary awards, including first place in Science Fiction, Reader Views Literary Awards 2012 and Gold medal winner in Science Fiction, Readers Favorites 2013.

"Higher octane than Heroes. More heart than X-Men."

Danyael Sabre spent sixteen years clawing out of the ruins of his childhood and finally has everything he wanted—a career, a home, and a trusted friend. To hold on to them, he keeps his head down and plays by the rules. An alpha empath, he is powerful in a world transformed by the Genetic Revolution, yet his experience has taught him to avoid attention.

When the perfect human being, Galahad, escapes from Pioneer Laboratories, the illusory peace between humans and their derivatives—the in vitros, clones, and mutants—collapses into social upheaval. The abominations, deformed and distorted mirrors of humanity, created unintentionally in Pioneer Lab’s search for perfection, descend upon Washington D.C. The first era of the Genetic Revolution was peaceful. The second is headed for open war.

Although the genetic future of the human race pivots on Galahad, Danyael does not feel compelled to get involved and risk his cover of anonymity, until he finds out that the perfect human being looks just like him.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

What's Your Status? #93 & In My Mailbox #76

What's Your Status?



Finished This Week:

Currently Reading:

Top of the TBR Pile:

Upcoming Events:
My review on September 26th! 

In My Mailbox


Library (via Kindle)

Received for Book Tours

#BoutofBooks 8.0 GOALS!

Bout of Books
I think I missed out on this readathon the last couple times it was in session, so I'm glad I put a reminder in my phone!!!

As always, it's hosted by Amanda & Kelly, at their respective blogs. I will be updating every two days, so be sure to check back and see how my reading is going! In addition to new posts, I will update the bottom of this post everyday since it's the one I linked to in the sign-up post on the Bout of Books blog.

Time Devoted to Reading*
~I will be dedicating myself to everyday of the readathon except Monday and Thursday, since those are dance days and I probably wouldn't get anything read anyway. However, if I do end up reading, I'll let y'all know :).

My Goals
~I want to finish four books this week! To be specific:
Fifty Shades Darker by EL James
Taking Chances by Molly McAdams
Thugs and the Women Who Love Them by Wahida Clark
Alexandria by John Kaden


Books I Read Today:
Books I Finished Today:
Total # of Books Finished:
Total # of Pages Read:

*The template above for my goals was taken from the Bout of Books FAQ page.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Review: Blaze by Laurie Boyle Crompton

Blaze (or Love in the Time of Supervillians) by Laurie Boyle Crompton
309 pages, ePub eBook (via Overdrive Media Console)
Finished on 24/7/2013
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Realistic Fiction
Goodreads page

Motivation to Read It: Thanks to the wonderful participants of #YAStands twitter chars, the first time I joined in I got 15 recommendations, including this one. (Sadly, it's the only one I've gotten around to reading.)

Review: Can I say BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR!? I believe I just did. And I meant it, too. I don't remember exactly who it was that recommended this to me that night, but thank you for expanding my life reading bubble! I owe you quite the hug!

Well, if you can't tell already, Blaze has most definitely left a mark on my memory. She was a wonderful heroine, what with her comic-drawing superpower. But even more than that she was a charrie that constantly believed in people and strived after what she wanted.

The comic theme was the best part of the book, which is why the entire book was so enjoyable! I don't know how Ms. Crompton came up with the idea for this novel, but I'm very glad she did! I think this has made itself onto the list of books that anyone can enjoy. Especially the comic junkies ;).

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Book Reviews: Mash Up #5

Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger
388 pages, Kindle Edition
Finished on 20/7/2013
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Action
Goodreads page

Motivation to Read It: So this is actually my second time finishing this book. I listened to it at the end of 2011, but that was in the middle of the blog's drought, so you, my lovely readers, never got a review I read it this time for a challenge and so I can continue the series.

Review: I had forgotten how funny this book was! It had me laughing, probably, even when things weren't supposed to be funny lol.

Alexia was quite the character. I'm really glad that she was the main character because that meant we spent lots of time with her; and let me tell you, it was a pure joy! Lord Maccon was my other favorite charrie because he was one of the few people that could battle against Alexia's professional-like wit. They were definitely a perfect match of people :).

As far as the plot goes, it was pretty good. Nothing extremely wonderful actually happened but it was paced nicely, and for the characters it was written for, the plot fit well and kept them on their toes. Of course, we must remember that this is my second time reading Soulless, so I kind of already knew what was going to happen.

This is a wonderful start to a promising series. I have Changeless on audiobook, so my next goal is to get to it ASAP!

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Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings (Real Mermaids, #1) by Helene Boudreau
208 pages, Kindle Edition
Finished on 21/7/2013
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal, Adventure
Goodreads page

Motivation to Read It: I saw this book a couple years ago on Goodreads, and because of a challenge group I'm in, I finally had a reason to hunt down a copy.

Review: I really enjoyed this book! I think the main reason for that is because the subject was mermaids, which I don't read a lot of.

I enjoyed the parts of the plot where Jade was a mermaid most I think. It was surreal for both me and Jade. We pretty much got to go through the experience together, which definitely helped to make me feel closer connected to her.

Overall, this was a wonderful novel! I'm interested in the second novel for sure :D.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

July Wrap-Up

Wow! This month has been WONDERFUL when it comes to reading! Set a new record for books per month :D



Other Things

July's Reading Status
15 books, 4920 pages

Reading Challenge Status
Let Me Count the Ways
Book Version - 16739 / 10001 pages FINISHED!
Audio Version - 1028 / 9000 minutes
13x7 in 2013 - 57/91 books
A to Z Series - 16/26 books

I won't make an essay out of this, but just for the record--
If I don't post reviews, etc., at all for the rest of the semester besides blog tour stuff, I am very sorry. I've got quite the schedule this semester, so it will be trying times. However, that doesn't mean I've already given up. I'll try my best to stay on top of things, but just in case I don't, you know what happened.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Review: Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

This book has very big spoilers!!!! If you are really looking forward to reading this book, I suggest you don't read the review because I would hate to ruin the book for you.

Unraveling (Unraveling, #1) by Elizabeth Norris
464 pages, Kindle Edition
Finished on 16/7/2013
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance, Fantasy
Goodreads page

Motivation to Read It: I saw this on my Goodreads feed one day, and the cover and title made me hit the "Want to Read" button.

Review: This book had me ensnared after a very short period of reading. I remember when Janelle died I was just like, "OMG.
Yes. Ghost story!" Of course, all that was ruined when Ben brought her back to life, but oh well.

Janelle and Ben were really great characters to me. Janelle was another determined heroine. She had a lot to deal with mentally, especially with her dad dying in the middle of all the craziness. Ben was mysterious but didn't start as one of those "You're not on my level" types of people. He cared so much for humanity, unlike his buddies, and was very far from not blaming himself.

The book's occurrences were great, too. Unraveling will definitely be one novel that keeps you guessing the answers to the questions until the very end. It was action-packed in a mental sense, by which I mean that there weren't a billion fights or battles, but as I stated previously Janelle had a lot to deal with -- what happened to her dad, how does she feel about Ben, the radioactivity. So much and so little time, and counting.

This novel was a marvelous series opener and author debut! I will most assuredly be getting Unbreakable as soon as possible to continue the mystery (and the romance!).

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Review: Elixir by Hilary Duff

Elixir (Elixir, #1) by Hilary Duff
327 pages, hardcover
Finished on 14/7/2013
Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Romance
Goodreads page

Motivation to Read It: The main reason I've always wanted to read this (and maybe the only reason) is because Hilary Duff has been one of my favourite people (if not my favourite) since Lizzie McGuire. #childhood :")

Review: I must say that Hilary did a wonderful job on the novel. I'm quite excited to read Devoted.

Clea and Sage were a good couple to me. Sage's troubled past added a lot to his character and his mysterious-ness. Clea was such a determined daughter. Even if her dad was never coming back, she simply wanted to at least visit where he was last seen and try to find him herself. (Kind of reminds me of Defiance.) I was also drawn into the fact that Clea had a passion for photography.

The plot was really good! It wasn't too fast but didn't take forever to develop the characters either. The mystery of Sage's past and the strange dreams Clea had about him and other women made it easy to flip through the pages. I desperately wanted to solve the mystery along with the characters!

Overall, this was a really great book, and I'm definitely going to be continuing the series!

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A little something extra; my favorite Hilary Duff songs:

Come Clean

Hey Now

Beat of My Heart