Monday, February 24, 2014

Seven Days of Secret Diamonds: 7 Reasons Why I Love My Family


Hi to all visiting my blog! I'll be sharing...well, the title says it all. But anyway, let me highlight the event that I'm pretty confident of sharing my 7 reasons why I love my family! It'll not be exactly 7 but it's 7.

Some of us may have read The Secret Diamond Sisters. I've got something for you today, in fact a couple surprises your way. Not to worry, everyone will have some more surprises from this post today!

The Deepest Blue

Author: Kim Williams Justesen (Website, Twitter, Facebook)
Publisher: Tanglewood Press
Buy online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Book borrowed from the national library

Mike hasn't spoken to his mother in years, and what few memories he has of her are painful. When Mike's dad is killed in a car accident, Mike wants to stay in his hometown and live with Maggie, his dad's girlfriend, who has been like a mother to him for the last five years. But Mike's mother reappears in his life and demands that he return to her custody and live on the other side of the country with a family he doesn't know. The law is on his mother's side, and Mike will have to grow up quickly and take on the legal system to have the life he wants.

This deeply moving story of a young teen's difficult family relationships reflects the reality of many children and teens with strong emotional ties to adults who have no legal rights in the instance of death or divorce.

(Actual) Rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Deepest Blue is another random book that I've picked up from the library. I didn't expect the tragic lost. The heartache that cause the characters to grief as well as their current obstacles that comes after, is inevitable.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cover Reveal: Redemption of the Soul by J.L. Vallance + Giveaway!

Released Date: April 1, 2014


Book Blurb:

Faced with an impossible ultimatum, Vivienne Drake does the only thing she knows--survive. Her first priority is to protect the people she loves, no matter the cost.

Aedan, Lord of the Daemonium can sense his victory. Though his daughter believes she has a solution to defeat him, he's planned for everything she could throw at him. Aedan has not only planned for it, he's set new obstacles into motion that will rock Vivienne's world.

Crash Into You

Author: Katie McGarry (Website, Twitter, Facebook)
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Buy online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Book borrowed from the national library

(Actual) Rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was starting to worry whether I would enjoy Crash Into You. For starters, trust me I absolutely enjoyed the ride and having entangled in obstacles that Isaiah and Rachel have to face. In my opinion, this is a better one than Ryan and Beth's story.

I want to mention the conflict though. The conflict screams badass and serious danger. It was realistic enough. On the other hand, I was just expecting a good solution to the problem, because when I found out, it has left me with no comments or any way of expressing how I agree to it. It was pretty dull of a solution to the conflict, besides the romance that happened between Rachel and Isaiah.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Three Questions Interview with Michelle Madow!

I've had a wonderful opportunity to give three questions for a mini interview with Michelle Madow, author of The Transcend Time Saga and upcoming novel, The Secret Diamond Sisters.

It has been such pleasure and I truly appreciate the author for taking the time to answer the questions I've sent in! Below, you could you further read more of the responses that you'll sure to enjoy reading!



Clockwork Princess


Author: Cassandra Clare (Website, Twitter, Facebook)
Publisher: Walker
Buy online: Amazon
Book borrowed from the national library

(Actual) Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

I could not find the right words to review Clockwork Princess as it has greatly been a pleasure to read. The trilogy in it's entirety itself, from the beginning, has captured my heart to continue to know more of, the characters especially. Overall, I've realized the purpose of the prequel. One of them was Henry Branwell's genius inventions that shaped the Shadowhunter world. It has fairly fascinated me.

Book Blitz: The Star Catcher by Stephanie Keyes



The Star Catcher by Stephanie Keyes
(The Star Child #3)
Publication date: November 10th 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

Synopsis:

Magick and destiny intertwine as he fights to save his kingdom and the goddess he loves.

Her kiss…the feel of her skin…the beat of her heart…For seventeen-year-old Kellen St. James, each memory is marred by a single sentence on a lone strip of paper.

Cali has been taken…

Review Updates

Until You're Mine by Cindi Madsen