Thursday, May 24, 2012

Book Review: Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood #10) by J.R. Ward **18 Yrs Above**

Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood #10)
By J.R. Ward
Release Date: March 27th, 2012 
Number of Pages: 572
Format: Hardcover
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Blurb from Goodreads:
#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward’s novels of the Black Dagger Brotherhood continue as a vampire warrior crosses the line between life and death…and ventures into an erotic world of dark dreams and darker desires.

Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment has been unrecognizable from the vampire leader he once was. Physically emaciated and heartbroken beyond despair, he has been brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel. Now, fighting once again with ruthless vengeance, he is unprepared to face a new kind of tragedy.

When Tohr begins to see his beloved in his dreams—trapped in a cold, isolated netherworld far from the peace and tranquillity of the Fade—he turns to the angel in hopes of saving the one he has lost. But because Lassiter tells him he must learn to love another to free his former mate, Tohr knows they are all doomed....

Except then a female with a shadowed history begins to get through to him. Against the backdrop of the raging war with the lessers, and with a new clan of vampires vying for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between the buried past and a very hot, passion-filled future…but can his heart let go and set all of them free?

My Review:
WOW. I can't believe I finished it in a day. Never doubt the writings of the Warden ever again. She rules.

I think there's nothing to say because everything that needs to be said has been said by so many others. But, I will reiterate. 

I'm so glad for how things turn out for Tohr. He deserved this book. His own story and I totally adore Autumn from beginning till' the end. I really enjoyed reading about these two. 

I really am rooting for the BoB too and hope for the best for these group of bastards. They aren't all that bad. Just maybe, misguided.

One important thing I HAVE to say. It's Layla. I'm glad I took some time off and only began reading this two months after its release date. Time brings things into perspective and you speculate it with maturity instead of negative emotions. 

I think we readers tend to orbit around and focus too much on the Qhuay coupling. We subconsciously, in a way, blame Layla for "coming between" Qhuinn and Blay. We forget that the problem lies in Qhuinn himself who feels unworthy and not good enough for Blay.

I'm for the future young now. They both need something good in their lives in order for them to move forward. They need something that belongs to them.

Layla has been trained as an ehros her whole life as a Chosen and I forget that it is not her fault to how she feels about being useless in her role/duty. Who and what is expected of her have been deeply ingrained. It's not easy to just change your mindset. What she needs is someone who REALLY loves her. That poor girl...Now, I can truly say I feel for her. Truly feel sorry for her. I am really rooting for Xcor and her. They are good for each other.

The last sentence in chapter 76 was very life-altering. Finally!!!! After so many trials and tribulation for these two, finally, we are getting what we want. Right my fellow Cellies?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #01

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)
By Jay Kristoff

The Shima Imperium is verging on the brink of environmental collapse; decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshippers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, land choked with toxic pollution, wildlife ravaged by mass extinctions.

The hunters of the imperial court are charged by their Shōgun to capture a thunder tiger—a legendary beast, half-eagle, half-tiger. But any fool knows thunder tigers have been extinct for more than a century, and the price of failing the Shōgun is death.

Yukiko is a child of the Fox clan, possessed of a hidden gift that would see her executed by the Lotus Guild. Accompanying her father on the Shōgun’s hunt, she finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in Shima’s last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled thunder tiger for company. Even though she can hear his thoughts, even though she saved his life, all she knows for certain is he’d rather see her dead than help her.

But together, the pair will form an indomitable friendship, and rise to challenge the might of an empire.

So, this is my first ever WOW post. What did you think of my choice? Pretty cool huh?!
A Japanese Steampunk!!! Just that term itself has got me hooked. What more when I saw the cover, I'm IN!! *Swoons*
The above cover is the US version. Let me show you the UK version.

Ta-da! When I saw both covers at first, I was so wow-ed and couldn't decide which I like best. I mean, I can only pick ONE. So, I decided the US one was more in tune to the Japanese theme. The font used looks like the Japanese characters plus the girl on the cover with the tattoos on her arm is so very yakuza (Japanese Gangster). The whole thing is just so badass and Japanese. It's a total win!! I need it nowwww!!

The UK looks cool too but it looks more soft and Chinese compared to the US one. Hee~

Book Review: Wicked As They Come (Blud #1) by Delilah S. Dawson

Wicked As They Come (Blud #1) 
By Delilah S. Dawson
Release Date: March 27th, 2012
Number of Pages: 395
Format: Paperback
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Blurb from Goodreads:

Have you ever heard of a Bludman? They’re rather like you and me—only more fabulous, immortal, and mostly indestructible. (They’re also very good kissers.)

Delilah S. Dawson’s darkly tempting debut drops her unsuspecting heroine into a strange faraway land for a romantic adventure that’s part paranormal, part steampunk . . . and completely irresistible.

When Tish Everett forces open the ruby locket she finds at an estate sale, she has no idea that a deliciously rakish Bludman has cast a spell just for her. She wakes up in a surreal world, where Criminy Stain, the dashing proprietor of a magical traveling circus, curiously awaits. At Criminy’s electric touch, Tish glimpses a tantalizing future, but she also foresees her ultimate doom. Before she can decide whether to risk her fate with the charming daredevil, the locket disappears, and with it, her only chance to return home. Tish and Criminy battle roaring sea monsters and thundering bludmares, vengeful ghosts and crooked Coppers in a treacherous race to recover the necklace from the evil Blud-hating Magistrate. But if they succeed, will Tish forsake her fanged suitor and return to her normal life, or will she take a chance on an unpredictable but dangerous destiny with the Bludman she’s coming to love?

My Review:

"Nothing's stopping me, dammit. I can be anything and anyone I want to be. No one's going to tell me what to be ever again."

This was a freaky, wicked, hot and inspirational story. Everything's just so crazy. The ending isn't an ending but another new beginning and I just need the second book RIGHT NOW!!!

Ah, Criminy and his British accent and endearments. Total love and I'm imagining myself in Letitia's place.

This book was truly wonderful and exhilarating. The world of Sang was truly creepy and wildly imaginative. A truly recommended read and the excerpt of Wicked As She Comes, the sequel to this, will just leave you demanding for it now.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

In My Mailbox #10 ~Ebooks Edition 2~

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren



  • Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box by Mira Grant @Goodreads
  • Unlocked (Turner, #1.5) by Courtney Milan @Goodreads
  • Leopard Moon (Moon, # 1) by Jeanette Battista @Goodreads
  • Jackal Moon (Moon, #2) by Jeanette Battista @Goodreads

Free on Amazon Kindle:

  • Elemental (Elemental, #0.5) by Brigid Kemmerer @Goodreads
That's all for this week. I still have loads more so come back next week to check it out ya?

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Book Review: First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky

First Comes Love 
By Katie Kacvinsky
Release Date: January 1st, 2012
Number of Pages: 208
Format: Kindle
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Blurb from Goodreads:
Like his name, Gray is dark and stormy. Dylan, a girl always searching for what’s next, seemingly unable to settle down, is the exact opposite: full of light and life. On the outside, they seem like an unlikely couple. But looks can be deceiving and besides, opposites attract.

What starts as friendship, turns into admiration, respect and caring, until finally these two lone souls find they are truly in love with each other.

But staying in love is not as easy as falling in love. If Dylan and Gray want their love to last, they’re going to have to work at it. And learn that sometimes love means having to say you’re sorry.

My Review:
Wow. This was so awesome. I love everything about it and I just can't pick one quote to share. The whole book itself is a memorable quote. It made me laugh, cry and fall in love with it all over again.

This is one hell of a book and Dylan is one crazy, lovable character. She has all these eccentric and insane ideas. She is full of life and is literally living life to the fullest. She is like a hurricane that tosses you inside out and upside down. She is like the sun that shines so bright you have to shield your eyes. But she stays. You remember her for all her quirkiness because she refuses to be normal. She outshines and she stand out.

Gray is such a wonderful and great guy. He shuts himself off from the world and life itself. He lets each day passes by as it is until he meets crazy Dylan. He is stubborn and determined. He is sweet and adoring. I love his devotion and the depth of love he has for Dylan. He knows what he wants and how he feels. He holds on to it and doesn't let go. He is like thunder and lighting and the moon that orbits around the earth. His chemistry, attraction and love with Dylan are undeniable and like dynamites. It blows up in your face and leaves you breathless, wanting for more.

First Comes Love is truly memorable and a keepsake. The ending left me dreamy and imaginative. It was a perfect end and start of a new beginning. Katie, you are awesome and I look forward to reading more of your writings.

This is one of my favorite quotes. For those who have read this book, you know where it is.
"But I know who I love. And I'm figuring out that might be enough to live for."

Thursday, May 10, 2012

b00k r3vi3ws: International Giveaway: The Serial Killer's Wife

Hey my fellow Cheery followers and visitors =D
Do visit the link below to join this International Giveaway where there will be 5 winners!!

b00k r3vi3ws: International Giveaway:
The Serial Killer's Wife

Five years ago Elizabeth Piccioni's husband was arrested for being a serial killer. Her life suddenly turned upside .......

Sunday, May 6, 2012

In My Mailbox #09

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren



  • Eternal Hunger (Mark of the Vampire, #1) by Laura Wright @Goodreads
  • Eternal Kiss (Mark of the Vampire, #2) by Laura Wright @Goodreads
  • Eternal Captive (Mark of the Vampire, #3) by Laura Wright @Goodreads

  • The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1) by Kristen Ashley @Goodreads
  • Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2) by Kristen Ashley @Goodreads
  • Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3) by Kristen Ashley @Goodreads
  • Until the Sun Falls from the Sky (The Threes, #1) by Kristen Ashley @Goodreads
What is in your IMM this week? Feel free to share about it in the comments below =D

Storm (Elemental #1) by Brigid Kemmerer International Giveaway

Hey guys! *waves enthusiastically* My fellow Goodreads buddy and blogger, Maria of Velvet Morning82 is currently hosting an international giveaway!!!! The prize is:

Head over now to her BLOG POST to win this book!!!! Hurry!! Giveaway ends May 12th, 2012.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Book Review: Fantastical (Fantasyland #3) by Kristen Ashley

Fantastical (Fantasyland #3) 
By Kristen Ashley
Release Date: November 2nd, 2011
Number of Pages: Unknown
Format: ebook
Source: Bought
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Blurbs from Goodreads:
Cora Goode has woken up in a fairytale world where she can understand what birds are saying to her, men ride horses and have fluffy feathers in their hats and furniture zigs, zags and whirls in miracles of construction.

The problem is, she thinks she's in a dream but she's actually taken the place of the parallel universe Cora and without realizing it, our Cora does something that starts a centuries old curse that will sweep the land if she gets captured by the evil Minerva.

At this point, her dream world becomes a nightmare.

Luckily, hot guy, fantasyland Noctorno is there to save her from the clutches of the grotesque vickrants sent by Minerva to capture her. Unfortunately, hot guy, fantasyland Noctorno doesn't like the Cora of his world all that much (to say the least) and he thinks our Cora is her. And no matter what our Cora says or does to try to convince him, he won't be convinced.

But Cora needs Tor to keep her safe and guide her through this fantastical world as she hopes one day to wake up in her not-so-great apartment in her not-so-great life in her world. The problem is, the more time she spends with the gorgeous, warrior Tor, the faster she falls in love with him.

My Review:
Whoah, totally surprising. As I read The Golden Dynasty first, nothing, I say again, NOTHING could have beaten Lahn. If you've read it, you'll know what I mean but I was really surprised by Fantastical. Oh my. I have my lack of sleep and panda eyes to totally prove it.

I started reading it at 4am after finishing Jennifer Ashley's The Duke's Perfect Wife. My few minutes turned to hours. I officially went to sleep at almost 9am!! Owh my gawd! Thank god it was Labor Day and I didn't have class.

I L.O.V.E Fantastical. It wasn't as riveting as TGD but it was so fluffy and lovable that I couldn't help falling in love with Tor, Cora and their world. It was awesome and great in it's own cute way. Its premise and Cora's character gave me a very, very Snow White-tish vibe.

I won't bore you with my gushing but I will just state a few of my favorite things:

1. Tor. He isn't Lahn but Tor has his own charisma and machoism. I found him h-a-w-t and so cute. Swoons.

2. Cora. She is so bubbly and kept reminding me of the Disney Princesses. When she bawled her eyes out to Tor and demanded to go home, it was so hilariously endearing and cute. What happened after that incident was yummy and also touching.

3. Noc. Ha! He was the other Tor and a very intriguing character. I look forward to read his own story - soon.

4. Phoebe. Cora's BFF is really supportive and showed what true friends should be.

5. Cora's parents (the heroine's parents, not the beyotch's one) were so cuteeeee.

6. APOLLO!!!!! Yeah, yeah, he only appeared in the epilogue but I was soooo EXCITED that his story's next. The ending of Wildest Dreams hinted at it but this time, it is absolutely certain. It is even mentioned in Kristen's website.

Fantastical was simply magical and amazing. I can't wait for Apollo's story. Kristen Ashley, you rock!