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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

December Recap

What I Read:

Total Value: $184.57
Total Paid: $0
Savings: $184.57

Reviews Posted:

The Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret, #1) by Jessica Sorensen [★★★★☆]
The Farm (The Farm, #1) by Emily McKay [★★★★☆]
ReAwakened (Angel Creek, #2) by Ada Adams [★★★★★]
The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass [★★★★☆]
The Jelly Bean Crisis by Jolene Stockman [★★★★☆]
Because It Is My Blood (Birthright, #2) by Gabrielle Zevin [★★☆☆☆]
The Innocents (The Innocents, #1) by Lili Peloquin [★★★☆☆]
Always Me by Kelly Riad [★★★★☆]
Dog Days by Elsa Watson [★★★★☆]
How Beauty Met the Beast (Tales of the Underlight, #1)by Jax Garren[★★☆☆☆]
What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles, #1) by Kat Zhang [★★★☆☆]
Iced (Dani O'Malley, #1) by Karen Marie Moning [★★★★☆]
Shaman, Sister, Sorceress (Olivia Lawson, #3) by M. Terry Green [★★★☆☆]
Greta and the Goblin King (Mylena Chronicles, #1) by Chloe Jacobs [★★★★☆]
Luminosity (Raven Chronicles, #1) by Stephanie Thomas [★★★☆☆]
Savagery by Emma MacKenzie [★★★★☆]
His Black Wings by Astrid Yrigollen [★★☆☆☆]

Read but No Reviews:

Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1) by Larissa Ione

I wasn't sure about this one at first, but then at some point I got really into it. I love the world so far: all of the different type of demons living among and separate from humans, along with the Aegis (demon slayers). I adored Eidolon! He is not how I'd imagine a demon at all. I hated Tayla though. She got on my last nerves, but I enjoyed Eidolon so much that it didn't really matter.

Surving Passion (The Shattered World, #1) by Maia Underwood

I was very pleasantly surprised by this freebie! It was more action adventure than romance, but I still enjoyed it a lot. It's a very simple post-apocalyptic world with no supernatural elements or crazy government schemes. It's just people living off the land and trying to survive. Of course, there is a romance though but it takes a back seat to the action.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

There is no denying that this one is beautifully written, and the setting is utterly amazing! I want to visit this circus so bad! Unfortunately, the story is super boring and slow. It wasn't until about 1/3 in that something actually starts happening, but I was very invested in the plot or the characters. The only thing that kept me reading was the tour of the circus

Dark Citadel (Masters of the Shadowlands, #2) by Cherise Sinclair

I liked this one much more than the first book! I really liked Kari, who was a little insecure but curious about the BDSM lifestyle. My only problem was with Master Dan's grief over his wife. It felt like a forced plot device rather than something that defines his character. It was only a small issue and didn't really hinder my enjoyment.

Desire Unchained (Demonica, #2) by Larissa Ione

I really enjoyed this one, too! It was better than the first, and I couldn't put it down! Runa and Shade are perfect together! I really enjoyed watching them fall back in love and fight evil. I was shocked by the twist of events in this one, and definitely wasn't expecting who was behind the demon organ black market.

Passion Unleashed (Demonica, #3) by Larissa Ione

Compared to the first three books, this one has a lot more story and a lot less romance. I still enjoyed it a lot though. The plot is fast paced and action packed, and what romance there is is very hott! I was a little disappointed in one plot thread that seemed to disappear for a long time, but then was VERY quickly resolved at the end.

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Fire and Ice, #1) by George R.R. Martin

I love this show and it was about time that I got to the book! This was my first Epic Fantasy book, so it took a little getting use to, but once I did, I flew though it! I loved getting more details than the show could provide.

A Clash of Kings (A Song of Fire and Ice, #2) by George R.R. Martin

I flew through this one, too! I was a little confused throughout the second season of the show, but the book cleared up any of the questions that I had. I do think I preferred reading this one to watching the show though.

America's Haunted Universities by Matthew L. Swayne

This was an interesting one. I started reading it late one night, and had to stop because I was getting freaked out. There are some quite scary accounts in here, but in general it was a little disappointing. The narratives were repetitive and none of the stories felt connected. Plus it seems like the western US either doesn't exist, or isn't haunted at all.


This book was such a pleasant surprise! It's a ton of fun and fast paced. And it's a refreshing addition to the YA Paranormal genre. I think Entangled Teen is going to become one of my favorite publishers.

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