Book Review: Oracle of Philadelphia by Elizabeth Corrigan

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recommendedTitle: Oracle of Philadelphia
Author: Elizabeth Corrigan
Publication Date: March 20, 2013
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Series: Earthbound Angel #1
Format: ebook
Acquisition: from the author/publisher

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Carrie works at a diner in South Philadelphia, dispensing advice to humans and angels wise enough to seek her counsel. But there are some problems that even the best advice can’t solve.
Her latest supplicant, Sebastian, is unique among those who have sought her aid. He sold his soul to a demon in exchange for his sister’s life, but his heart remains pure.
Carrie has lived for millennia with the knowledge that her immortality is due to the suffering of others, and she cannot bear to see another good man damned when it is within her power to prevent it.
In order to renegotiate his contract, Carrie must travel into the depths of hell and parley with the demons that control its pathways. As the cost of her journey rises, Carrie must determine how much she is willing to sacrifice to save one good soul.

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Book Review: Hope’s Decree by Angela McPherson

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Greek Myth

 

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Title: Hope’s Decree
Author: Angela McPherson
Publication Date: August 13, 2013
Publisher: Untold Press
Series: Fated #1
Format: Kindle edition
Acquisition: Free download on Amazon

When everything else is lost, there is always hope.
While most teens want an epic senior year, Trinity Whitebone hoped for a normal one. Being seventeen was hard enough. Having the emotions of everyone around you in your head made life more than a little difficult.
Until Blain Heros enrolled.
He screamed hot-god in jeans with just his walk. His intense stare warmed her skin like a thousand suns. Unfortunately, his interest in her seemed to run from blazing to freezing in the span of moments and left her nothing but confused. She could deal with things not being normal, but when life goes from strange to dangerous…
Trinity is the direct descendant of Pandora and fated to rectify the terrors released into the world by her curious ancestor. With powers she didn’t know existed and abilities she never wanted, Trinity tries to walk away from everything her life had become. She thought she could turn her back on her fate, until a band of rogue immortals discover who she is and will do whatever it takes to control her powers. Trinity is left with one decision…Embrace fate or die trying.

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Book Review: The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

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Egyptian Myth

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Title: The Chaos of Stars
Author: Kiersten White
Publication Date: September 10, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: N/A
Format: Paperback
Acquisition: Purchased

Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy, is back with The Chaos of Stars—an enchanting novel set in Egypt and San Diego that captures the magic of first love and the eternally complicated truth about family.
Isadora’s family is seriously screwed up—which comes with the territory when you’re the human daughter of the ancient Egyptian gods Isis and Osiris. Isadora is tired of living with crazy relatives who think she’s only worthy of a passing glance—so when she gets the chance to move to California with her brother, she jumps on it. But her new life comes with plenty of its own dramatic—and dangerous—complications . . . and Isadora quickly learns there’s no such thing as a clean break from family.
Blending Ally Carter’s humor and the romance of Cynthia Hand’sUnearthly, The Chaos of Stars takes readers on an unforgettable journey halfway across the world and back, and proves there’s no place like home.

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Mythology Books Spotlight

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Since I’m not able to read and review a lot of mythology books this month, I thought I would just spotlight a couple of them that look really interesting. I also asked for some suggestions on my Mythology March post so I want to thank everyone who commented – Emily @ Oh Magic HourMichelle @ In Libris VeritasKayla @ The Thousand LivesValeria @ A Touch of Book MadnessNara @ Looking for the PanaceaAuthor Angela Mcpherson

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Book Review: My Life From Hell by Tellulah Darling

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Please Note: This is a review of a last book in a trilogy, but this is a spoiler-free review. You can also check out my reviews on the other books in the series:

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Title: My Life From Hell
Author: Tellulah Darling
Publication Date: March 20, 2014
Publisher: Te Da Media
Series: The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #3
Format: eARC
Acquisition: Netgalley/Te Da Media

To say that Sophie Bloom is at the top of her game with one only week until spring equinox and the final showdown with Zeus and Hades would be, well, lying. The Goddess of Spring feels more like the Goddess of Bzz Thanks For Playing than the savior of humanity. And could her relationships be any more messed up?
Good times.
Sophie is convinced that things can’t get any worse than crawling back to her mother Demeter and begging for help. But she’s about to find out how very wrong she is.
It’s a race against time for Sophie to implement the big battle strategy in the YA romantic comedy/Greek mythology finale My Life From Hell. Love meets comedy with a whole lot of sass in book three of this teen fantasy romance series. Save herself; save the world. Humanity may be screwed.

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Book Novella Review: A Date of Godlike Proportions by Tellulah Darling

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WARNING: This novella contains spoilers on the second book in the series, My Date From Hell. I think this is free on a couple of retailers, but DO NOT read it without reading the second book.

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Title: A Date of Godlike Proportions
Author: Tellulah Darling
Publication Date: December 20, 2013
Publisher: Te Da Media
Series: The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #2.5
Format: ebook
Acquisition: Tellulah Darling

There’s bound to be pressure when it takes 2500 years to get to a second date. Which is exactly why Theo Rockman, a.k.a. Prometheus, would rather not go. With his best friend gravely injured and the fate of humanity still on the line, Theo has all sorts of creative excuses to avoid dating swoon-worthy god and love of his life, Hephaestus. YA romantic comedy gets an epic mythological twist in the free (at select retailers) short story A Date of Godlike Proportions (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy Book 2.5). Being human hasn’t killed Theo, but this date just might.

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Book Review: My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling

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Greek Myth

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favoriteTitle: My Ex From Hell
Author: Tellulah Darling
Publication Date: April 1, 2013
Publisher: Te Da Media
Series: The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #1
Format: ebook
Acquisition: YA Bound Tours

Sixteen-year-old Sophie Bloom wishes she’d been taught the following:
a) Bad boy’s presence (TrOuBlE) + teen girl’s brain (DraMa) = TrAuMa (Highly unstable and very volatile.)
b) The Genus Greekulum Godissimus is notable for three traits: 1) awesome abilities, 2) grudges, and 3) hook-ups, break-ups, and in-fighting that puts cable to shame.
Prior to the Halloween dance, Sophie figures her worst problems involve adolescent theatrics, bitchy teen yoga girls, and being on probation at her boarding school for mouthy behaviour. Then she meets bad boy Kai and gets the kiss that rocks her world.
Literally.
This breath stealing lip lock reawakens Sophie’s true identity: Persephone, Goddess of Spring. She’s key to saving humanity in the war between the Underworld and Olympus, target numero uno of Hades and Zeus, and totally screwed.
Plus there’s also the little issue that Sophie’s last memory as Persephone was just before someone tried to murder her.
Big picture: master her powers, get her memories back, defeat Persephone’s would be assassin, and save the world. Also, sneak into the Underworld to retrieve stolen property, battle the minions of Hades and Zeus, outwit psycho nymphs, slay a dragon, rescue a classmate, keep from getting her butt expelled from the one place designed to keep her safe …
… and stop kissing Kai, Prince of the Underworld.
My Ex From Hell is a YA romantic comedy/Greek mythology smackdown. Love meets comedy with a whole lot of sass in book one of this teen fantasy romance series. Compared to Kai and Sophie, Romeo and Juliet had it easy.

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DNF Book Review: Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

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Irish Myth

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Title: Carrier of the Mark
Author: Leigh Fallon
Publication Date: October 1, 2011
Publisher: Harper Teen
Series: Carrier #1
Format: Paperback
Acquisition: Free from a giveaway

Their love was meant to be.
When Megan Rosenberg moves to Ireland, everything in her life seems to fall into place. After growing up in America, she’s surprised to find herself feeling at home in her new school. She connects with a group of friends, and she is instantly drawn to darkly handsome Adam DeRÍs.
But Megan is about to discover that her feelings for Adam are tied to a fate that was sealed long ago—and that the passion and power that brought them together could be their ultimate destruction.

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