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Waiting on Wednesday (44)
Waiting on Wednesday
June 19, 2013 posted by Nichole

Waiting on Wednesday (44)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

 

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While Morganville, Texas, is often a troubled town, Claire Danvers and her friends are looking forward to coming home. But the Morganville they return to isn’t the one they know; it’s become a different place—a deadly one… 

Something drastic has happened in Morganville while Claire and her friends were away. The town looks cleaner and happier than they’ve ever seen it before, but when their incoming group is arrested and separated—vampires from humans—they realize that the changes definitely aren’t for the better.

It seems that an organization called the Daylight Foundation has offered the population of Morganville something they’ve never had: hope of a vampire-free future. And while it sounds like salvation—even for the vampires themselves—the truth is far more sinister and deadly.

Now, Claire, Shane and Eve need to find a way to break their friends out of Daylighter custody, before the vampires of Morganville meet their untimely end…

 

Daylighters (Morganville Vamps #15) by Rachel Caine

Published by NAL

To be released on November 5th, 2013

Two Weeks’ Notice (Revivalist #2) – Rachel Caine
adult books
January 6, 2013 posted by Nichole

Two Weeks’ Notice (Revivalist #2) – Rachel Caine

In  New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine’s “thrilling”* Revivalist series, Bryn Davis finds out that making a living can be rough if you’re already dead…
 After dying and being revived with the experimental drug Returne, Bryn Davis is theoretically free to live her unlife—with regular doses to keep her going. But Bryn knows that the government has every intention of keeping a tight lid on Pharmadene’s life-altering discovery, no matter the cost. Thankfully, some things have changed for the better; her job at the rechristened Davis Funeral Home is keeping her busy and her fragile romance with Patrick McCallister is blossoming—thanks in part to their combined efforts in forming a support group for Returne addicts. But when some of the group members suddenly disappear, Bryn wonders if the government is methodically removing a threat to their security, or if some unknown enemy has decided to run the zombies into the ground…

 

I was a big fan of the first book in this series, Working Stiff, so I was really excited to read this book. Unfortunately, I don’t have much good to say about it. It was really boring throughout the entire thing, I didn’t feel any connection to the characters, and I was quite frankly grossed out.

The main character, Bryn, grated on my nerves from the very first page. I didn’t overly love her in Working Stiff, but I never exactly disliked or even hated her. I couldn’t stand her in this book! She was annoying and whiney, and I just could have done without her. I also didn’t fall in love with the romance between Bryn and Patrick, which is really interesting since I loved them in the first book. I don’t know if it’s because I couldn’t stand her or just because of the writing style, but I was really let down.

If you are really grossed by gore and blood and all that nasty stuff, then this is not the book for you. Don’t get me wrong, I like The Walking Dead and a little bit of action and nastiness in my books, but this was just disgusting. I’m sorry, but I don’t want to read about someone’s eyes getting scooped out (yes, that really does happen.) It was nasty on a whole different level, and I was not okay with it. I feel the need to wash my eyes out right about now.

The ending of this book was so awful and so disgusting that I skimmed that last chapter. I don’t even know how the ending went down because I was SO grossed out! Nasty! I don’t want to ruin the ending for all of you guys and girls who are going to read the book, but it gets GROSS! I’m talking dead people, zombie chompers, eyeball scoopers, decaying bodies, chewing on arms GROSS. I will not be continuing this series because I don’t even want to see where else Rachel Caine can take this crazy storyline. Yuck!

 

Cover of the Week #88
Cover of the Week
August 24, 2012 posted by Nichole

Cover of the Week #88

You should never judge a book by its cover.

Sure…but they never said we couldn’t admire them. Cover of the Week pays homage to the beautiful and eye catching graphics that grace the covers of our young adult titles.

This week’s cover of the week goes to Bitter Blood by Rachel Caine

Release Date: November 6, 2012

 

Introducing Adult Books (3)
Book Reviews
August 12, 2012 posted by Nichole

Introducing Adult Books (3)

Welcome back!

It’s been awhile since my last Introducing Adult Books post. Since then, I’ve read a few really incredible adult books that I want to share with all of you. Hopefully you enjoy it. Let me know what you think in the comments section below!

 

Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong

I am beyond devastated that The Women of the Otherworld series is over. If I had to pick my all time favorite series, I think that this series would win. I have read almost all of Armstrong’s books, and I devoured every single book in this particular series.

I have to say that the Savannah books (the last three in this series) are my favorite out of all of the books in the series. It’s funny, because I didn’t originally want to read from Savannah’s perspective. I had series issues about bringing in the girl who we watched grow up since she was thirteen-years-old. I was so wrong. While I love all of the  books in this series, the last three were by far the best.

What I LOVED about Thirteen was that Armstrong incorporated chapters for all of the women of the Otherworld. So it wasn’t all about Savannah. This was great because the series has now ended. I have followed each of these women for a couple of years now, and I would have been really disappointed if they didn’t each get some show time in the last book.

Go. Buy. This. Book. NOW! (note: PLEASE read this series from the beginning!)

Buy This Book: Amazon   Barnes and Nobles   Book Depository

Rating: : ★★★★★

Biting Cold by Chloe Neill

I first started to read the Chicagoland Vampires series after I joined the forum here at yareads back in like….2009? 2010? Everyone was going on and on an on about this series, so I checked the first two (the only two that were published at that time) out from the library. I pretty much devoured them. Ever since then, I have been an extremely loyal fan to Chloe Neill. She also has a young adult series called The Dark Elite.

I recently took part in the Biting Cold blog tour. You can find my review for that here. It was amazing. I pretty much finished the book in a day.

A lot of people don’t want to pick this series up, because they tend to think that it’s just going to be another typical vampire book. I understand that thought process. Vampires are getting a little old. Trust me, though, when I say that The Chicagoland Vampires series is nothing like your average vampire book. Yes, the main characters are vampires but there is so much more to the series. There is fae, witches, warlocks, shapeshifters, an amazing romance, and extremely brilliant storylines all tied into this series. So, while there are vampires, I tend to often look past that

Buy This Book: Amazon   Barnes and Nobles   The Book Depository

Rating: : ★★★★☆

Working Stiff by Rachel Caine

Rachel Caine is known for her popular young adult series, The Morganville Vampires. She has a few different adult series published, but I have never really had the time to read any of them. When I seen the cover for Caine’s newest adult cover, Working Stiff, I knew that I had to find the time to read it. What can I say? I’m a cover addict.

When Working Stiff first started out, I was a little…skeptical. There’s this twist that happens within the first few chapters of the book ( Don’t worry, I’m not giving anything away!), and it really separated me from the story line. It took me quite awhile to get over that twist and to throw myself into the book. Once I did, though, I was HOOKED! I cannot wait until the next book Two Weeks’ Notice.

Rating: : ★★★½☆

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In My Mailbox #37: Birthday Edition
In My Mailbox
July 1, 2012 posted by Nichole

In My Mailbox #37: Birthday Edition

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren, inspired by Alea and explores the contents of our mailbox on a weekly basis

 

Welcome back!

This Tuesday (the 3rd) I am turning 22! That means I had an awesome Barnes and Nobles trip where I got to milk my dad for all his worth [; Let’s take a look at what I got.

For Review
Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Die for Me by Amy Plum

Until I die by Amy Plum

Shadow Heir by Richelle Mead

Nightwalker by Jocelynn Drake

Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells

Nightshifted by Cassie Alexander

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Last Breath by Rachel Caine

Matched by Ally Condie

 

I am SO excited about all my new books! I’m also really excited to get up to date! Haha. I didn’t realize how far behind I was on all the popular books. I don’t even know where to start. I think Insurgent is next because I’m just about finished with Divergent. Where do I start after that? I have no idea!!!!

Sound off in the comments, guys!

 

What did you guys get in your mailbox this week? Let us know in the comments section below!

 

Want to see what I’m currently reading? Go check out my goodreads page here or check out yareads goodreads page here. It’s the perfect place to see what we’re reading, what page we’re on, and what we’re about to read!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pubsicle #13 + Giveaway
Contests
April 5, 2011 posted by Ivy

Pubsicle #13 + Giveaway

Flavor of the week : Frozen Peach Penguin Swirl

Pubsicle is a weekly meme that combines our two favorite things – ice cream and books. We hand the reigns over to some of our awesome publishers as they highlight what upcoming releases they’re excited about.


 

Ghost Town (The Morganville Vampires, Book 9) by Rachel Caine

While developing a new system to maintain the town’s defenses, genius student Claire Danvers discovers a way to use the vampires’ powers to keep outsiders from spreading news of Morganville’s “unique” situation.

But when people in town start forgetting who they are—including the vampires—Claire has to figure out how to pull the plug on her experiment before she forgets how to save herself…and Morganville.

Paperback Release Date: April 5, 2011

Rachel Caine is the author of more than twenty novels, including the “Weather Warden” series. She was born at White Sands Missile Range, which people who know her say explains a lot. She has been an accountant, a professional musician, and an insurance investigator, and still carries on a secret identity in the corporate world. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, live in Texas with their iguanas, Popeye and Darwin; a mali uromastyx named (appropriately) O’Malley; and a leopard tortoise named Shelley (for the poet, of course).

Websites:

www.rachelcaine.com

www.morganvilletexas.com

Other Info: Bite Club, the 10th book in the series, will be coming out on May 3rd.  Read a synopsis and a sample chapter at morganvilletexas.com.

Reviews:

by Nikki

 


Giveaway

Thanks to Penguin USA, 5 lucky winners will get a copy of Ghost Town and a resident ID card!

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Simply fill out the form below with your name, email, and mailing address. We randomly draw the winners using random.org.
  • Contest open to US residents only.
  • Ends on April 26, 2011.


Visit Penguin USA can be found online at penguingroup.com.

 

Ghost Town: A Morganville Vampires Novel – Rachel Caine
Book Reviews
December 26, 2010 posted by Nikki

Ghost Town: A Morganville Vampires Novel – Rachel Caine

While developing a new system to maintain Morganville’s defenses, student Claire Danvers discovers a way to amplify vampire mental powers. Through this, she’s able to re-establish the field around this vampire-infested Texas college town that protects it from outsiders.

But the new upgrades have an unexpected consequence: people inside the town begin to slowly forget who they are-even the vampires. Soon, the town’s little memory problem has turned into a full-on epidemic. Now Claire needs to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment- before she forgets how to save Morganville…

As Ghost Town opens, life looks like its actually going well for the inhabitants of the Glass House for once. Michael and Eve are good, Claire is attending classes danger free these days, and things with Shane are … well, pretty darned great. But of course, this is Morganville, and the Glass House was kidding itself if they thought life would go along all peachy keen for long.

Enter dangerous situation number one. Eve attends a rave with a new friend of hers only to have it crashed by vampires on the hunt, and they want fresh blood. Claire and Shane rush to Eve’s rescue, of course, but Claire manages to land herself in a little hot water when she stakes a vampire. According to Amelie’s new rules, that’s strictly forbidden in Morganville these days, and Claire’s up for murder – of a vampire. She lands herself with an unusual sentence though, and finds herself hauled up in Myrnin’s lab slaving away at a project Amelie and Myrnin insist must be completed. Claire can’t leave, eat, sleep, or do anything until she gets it done. She does, of course, and life settles back down – for a few hours, at least.

Enter dangerous situation number two. Everyone starts forgetting things, and it’s like the last three years didn’t even happen. That means no one even knows who Claire is, because she hasn’t been in Morganville that long, and everything is crazy weird. Fortunately, no one in the Glass House seems to be affected, until of course they do become affected, and it’s up to Claire to fix this one all on her own. Without the help of her friends, Claire’s chances of fixing this seem bleak. That is, until she gets the help of a very unlikely person…

Ghost Town is rocking in every which way. Caine is totally on point with this one, giving readers the right amount of action, drama, romance and suspense to keep us turning the pages obsessively. In a true act of genius, we get to re-live the first moments of the Shane/Claire, Michael/Eve romance all over again, without losing the intensity and connection between the characters that the series has worked so hard on developing.

Caine’s prose is tight, witty, and absolutely perfect in every way. Her narrator is more lively and real than ever before. After reading Ghost Town I can see why the Morganville Vampires is now a major force to be reckoned with. Vampire enthusiasts, eat your heart out.

Pages: 335

Publication date: 2010 (available now)

Rating:: ★★★★★

Teaser quote: “Go way, Lyss,” he moaned, and opened his eyes, and blinked, and finally focused on her. And then he completely and totally freaked out.