Book Review: Evanescent by Gabriella Lepore

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favoriteTitle: Evanescent
Author: Gabriella Lepore
Published: March 15, 2013
Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly
ASIN: B00BUG7SN0
Format: Kindle edition
Series: N/A
Acquisition: FREE Download on Amazon

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“Then it is settled,” Felix declared. “Come hell or high water, when this is all over, at least one of us here will not make it out alive.”
When Bronwen Snow is pulled from her cottage in the middle of the night, she finds herself seeking the help of three mysterious boys who reside in an abandoned castle deep in the hillside. With only a hasty handwritten note and a vague sense of dread to guide her, Bronwen is forced to put her trust in the eccentric and willful Felix Cavara and his eternal curse – immortality.

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Book Review: Entangled by Nikki Jefford (and Free eReadathon Update)

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Title: Entangled
Author: Nikki Jefford
Published: February 20, 2012
Publisher: Nikki Jefford
ASIN: B007BCORJK
Format: Kindle edition
Series: Spellbound #1
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Two months after dying, seventeen-year-old witch Graylee Perez wakes up in her twin sister Charlene’s body.
Until Gray finds a way back inside her own body, she’s stuck being Charlene every twenty-hour hours. Her sister has left precise instructions on how Gray should dress and behave. Looking like a prep isn’t half as bad as hanging out with Charlene’s snotty friends and gropey boyfriend.
The “normals” of McKinley High might be quick to write her behavior off as post-traumatic stress, but warlock Raj McKenna is the only person who suspects Gray has returned from the dead.
Now Gray has to solve the mystery of her death and resurrection and disentangle herself from Charlene’s body before she disappears for good.
***Entangled is a young adult paranormal fantasy romance suitable for ages 15 and up.***

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Book Review: The Unicorn Girl by M.L. LeGette

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Title: The Unicorn Girl
Author: M.L. LeGette
Published: April 4, 2008
Publisher: CreateSpace
ASIN: B001FSJ48U
Format: Kindle edition
Series: N/A
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A Fairy Tale, Coming of Age Fantasy.
Leah Vindral is suffocating–trapped in her own skin.
In a land where magic is feared, magic saved her from death … but it came with a terrible price. Marked forever, she is shunned and isolated by those she loves most.
Brimming with bitter rage at those who abandoned her, Leah flees from her childhood home only to be swept into and impending war: Mora, a wicked witch, has been imprisoned for years, waiting like a spider in the folds of her web for the chance to regain the powers once stripped from her. It is there, while she waits, that she learns of a strange young girl … a girl who can speak to unicorns.
Now Leah must save the country that shuns her, for if Mora returns to power, all will be lost. But can Leah, who is so frightened and confused herself, find the strength to save them all?

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Book Review: The Unearthly by Laura Thalassa

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favoriteTitle: The Unearthly
Author: Laura Thalassa
Published: June 25, 2013
Publisher: Lavabrook Publishing Group
ASIN: B00DMT6VTA
Format: Kindle edition
Series: The Unearthly Series #1
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The first time I was declared dead, I lost my past. The second time, I lost my humanity. Now I’m being hunted, and if I die again, my soul is up for forfeit.
After enrolling in Peel Academy, an elite supernatural boarding school on the British Isles, the last of the sirens, Gabrielle Fiori, only wants to fit in. Instead, the elixir meant to awaken her supernatural abilities kills her.
When Gabrielle wakes up in the morgue twelve hours later, something wicked is awakened in her, something even the supernatural community has never seen before. Now the only person who can help her is Andre de Leon, the community’s infamous bad boy and the king of vampires.
Yet even his help can’t prevent the repeated attempts on Gabrielle’s life. Someone is after her, and they will stop at nothing to end her short existence. Only Gabrielle cannot let that happen now that her soul hangs in the balance, because she may have met the devil. And he wants her. Bad.

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Book Review: What Stays in Vegas by Beth Labonte

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Title: What Stays in Vegas
Author: Beth Labonte
Published: May 30, 2011
Publisher: Beth Labonte
ASIN: B0053GAY84
Format: Kindle Edition
Series: N/A
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Bored administrative assistant, Tessa Golden, is trapped in a life of lousy weather, irritating bosses, and mind-numbing secretarial work. Her dreams of being an artist have rapidly deteriorated into building things out of paperclips while on hold with tech support. To make matters even worse, the love of her life has gone off and married another woman.
So when Tessa is suddenly transferred to the Las Vegas branch of her company – playing wingwoman to her freshly divorced boss, juggling a client from hell, and catching the eye of one very eligible coworker – will her life finally be shaken up enough to straighten itself out?

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Book Review: Eileen Cook’s Unpredictable

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Title: Unpredictable
Author: Eileen Cook
Published: February 26, 2007
Publisher: Eileen Cook
ASIN: B00AUKCY4K
Format: Kindle Edition
Series: N/A
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From the author of Do or Di and Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood, comes a new laugh out loud romantic comedy. Sophie Kintock isn’t crazy, she just wants her guy back. And posing as a psychic to give his new girlfriend a face reading designed to break them up isn’t going overboard, is it?
Faking psychic powers turns out to be easy and fun, especially after a few lessons from Nick, the cute (if a bit nerdy) skeptic, who knows all the tricks of the trade. But her readings do a lot more than she could have predicted, and soon Sophie needs to figure out whether the answers lie in the stars-or in herself.

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Book Review: Alisha Watts’s Star Crossed

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Title: Star Crossed
Author: Alisha Watts
Published: June 18, 2013
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
ASIN: B00DHHJZEK
Format: Kindle Edition
Series: N/A
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Skylar has read all about Mr. Right being someone she finds in a mystic moment. Shared glances in a coffee shop or the gentleman that picks her up after she takes a spill at the roller rink.
Chris supports her efforts to keep trying to force her ‘right moment’ but he prays she’ll notice that he’s a great person, too, even if they’re not exactly star-crossed.
Real love, after all, sometimes hides in the most extraordinary of everyday places.

A short review for a short book~

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Book Review: Laura Howard’s The Forgotten Ones

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Title: The Forgotten Ones
Author: Laura Howard
Published: April 28, 2013
Publisher: Finding Bliss Publishing
ASIN: B00CKXODRG
Format: Kindle edition
Series: The Danaan Trilogy
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Allison O’Malley’s plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she’s been in love with for as long as she can remember. 
What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison’s mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn’t trust her father, so why would she believe his stories about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan? But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother’s sanity.

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Book Review: Scott Prussing’s Breathless

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Title: Breathless
Author: Scott Prussing
Published: March 27, 2011
Publisher: Scott Prussing Publishing
ASIN: B004U6WM7E
Format: Kindle edition
Series: The Blue Fire Saga
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Weston College freshman Leesa Nyland has been fascinated by vampires since she was three years old. That’s when her mom started acting weird, insisting sunlight hurt her skin because she’d been bitten by a one-fanged vampire.
But fascinated doesn’t mean Leesa believes. Any more than she believes in blue fire, people who live for centuries, and kisses that can kill. But when her beloved older brother suddenly disappears, she is forced to consider all these and more. She also has to figure out what to do about her mysterious new boyfriend. She knows Rave likes her a lot-so why won’t he kiss her? And why is he always talking about vampires?
As Leesa draws closer to finding her brother, she faces some gut-wrenching decisions. Should she risk her mom’s life trying to “cure” her? Should she continue seeing Rave, after he reveals his dangerous secret? And most terrifying of all, should she make the ultimate sacrifice-give up her humanity-to save her brother?