ARC Book Review: Fates by Lanie Bross

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DNF Book Review: Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

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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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ARC Book Review: Ungifted by Kelly Oram

Please Note: This is a review for a second book in a series. There may or may not be spoilers as much as I try to avoid it. You can find my review on the first book, Chameleon, here. But I think this one is worth reading because I liked this sequel better than the first book.

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Title: Ungifted
Author: Kelly Oram
Publication Date: February 20, 2014
Publisher: Bluefields
Series: Supernaturals #2
Format: eARC
Acquisition: Free from the Author

Even though her father is running for President of the United States, Grace St. Claire is as normal a girl as they come. She’s clumsy, shy, and an outcast among her peers. She even manages to nearly die in a freak accident in front of the entire school. But when Grace survives a vampire attack she quickly learns that she is anything but ordinary.
There’s something about human Grace that has all the supernaturals around her going crazy. Her best friend’s brother suddenly wants to date her. Her worst enemy has sworn to protect her even against her wishes. Someone with very powerful magic wants her dead, and the vampire that attacked her has developed an obsession with making her his eternal mate.
In order to survive—and not as Count Dracula’s undead bride—Grace dives head first into the terrifying world of the supernatural. She teams up with a charming but mysterious warlock who strolled into town causing trouble and spouting stories of a Prophesy and Chosen One that looks exactly like Grace. Together they must figure out why Grace is different, who wants her dead, how she’s connected to the Chosen One, and who they can really trust.

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ARC Book Review: More Than Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram

WARNING: This is a review for a second book in a series so spoilers are a possibility. You can read my review on book 1, Being Jamie Baker, here. You may also skip to the OVERALL and rating part.

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Title: More Than Jamie Baker
Author: Kelly Oram
Expected Publication: October 15, 2013
Publisher: Bluefields
Format: ARC ebook
Series: Jamie Baker #2
Acquisition: From the author

Purchase at: Amazon

Jamie Baker, the only girl in the world with superpowers, has now accepted who she is and learned to control her power. Not to mention she has the best boyfriend on the planet. Life is finally looking good. But the day she witnesses an accident and decides not to save the guy out of fear of being exposed, she realizes that simply being Jamie Baker isn’t enough.
After seeing Jamie so wrecked with guilt, the ever-helpful Ryan Miller decides it’s time to make all of his fantasies about turning his girlfriend into an honest-to-goodness superhero become a reality.
Of course, coming up with a decent Super Name and fending off all of Ryan’s attempts to get her into spandex aren’t the only problems Jamie faces. The more her alter ego starts to make headlines, the harder it becomes for Jamie to hide her extracurricular activities from her best friend, the government, radical scientists, and the mysterious new guy who is determined to steal her from her boyfriend.

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Book Review: Chameleon by Kelly Oram

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Title: Chameleon
Author: Kelly Oram
Published: June 20, 2013
Publisher: Bluefields
ASIN: B00DJVQ6AU
Format: Kindle Edition
Series: Supernaturals #1
Acquisition: Bought

Purchase at: Amazon

For small-town rebel Dani Webber magic and monsters are no more real than the Easter Bunny… until the day she accidentally stops time. Dani quickly discovers that not only do supernaturals exist, but she herself is one of them. This is great news for her life-long best friend Russ, who can finally come clean about his own supernatural status and his undying love for her. Before the two can start to enjoy the long overdue relationship, Dani is taken by a powerful council of supernaturals who believe she is the Chosen One destined to save them from extinction. 
As if being kidnapped and expected to save the world isn’t bad enough, an ancient prophecy warns of the Chosen One’s dark nature: “Only the truest love will keep her an agent for good.” The council believes they know who this “true love” is and, unfortunately, that person isn’t Russ. The mysterious, powerful and devastatingly handsome Seer is the last person Dani wants in her life, but when she starts having visions of a horrific future, she has no one else to turn to for help. 
Soon Dani finds herself torn between two very different boys with two very different opinions of whom she can trust. With the visions getting worse and time running out, Dani is forced to put aside her feelings and work with both the Seer and Russ before an ancient evil is unleashed upon the earth.

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Book Review: Being Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram

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favoriteTitle: Being Jamie Baker
Author: Kelly Oram
Published: June 14, 2010
Publisher: Bluefields
ASIN: B003UV98GS
Format: Kindle Edition
Series: Jamie Baker #1
Acquisition: Bought

Purchase at: Amazon

An accident that should end in tragedy instead gives seventeen-year-old Jamie Baker a slew of uncontrollable superhuman abilities. To keep her secret safe Jamie socially exiles herself, earning the title of Rocklin High’s resident ice queen. But during a supercharged encounter with star quarterback Ryan Miller she literally kisses anonymity goodbye. Now the annoyingly irresistible Ryan will stop at nothing to melt the heart of the ice queen and find out what makes her so special. Unfortunately, Ryan is not the only person on to her secret. Will Jamie learn to contain her unstable powers before being discovered by the media or turned into a government lab rat? More importantly, can she throw Ryan Miller off her trail before falling in love with him?

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Book Review: Deviants by Maureen McGowan

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Title: Deviants
Author: Maureen McGowan
Published: October 30, 2012
Publisher: Amazon Children’s Publishing
ASIN: B00749XXLS
Format: Kindle Edition
Series: Dust Chronicles #1
Acquisition: Bought

Purchase at: Amazon

In a post-apocalyptic world, where the earth is buried by asteroid dust that’s mutated the DNA of some humans, orphaned, sixteen-year-old Glory must hide and protect her younger brother. If their Deviant abilities are discovered, they’ll be expunged—kicked out of the dome to be tortured and killed by the Shredders. Glory would give anything to get rid of her unique ability to kill with her emotions, especially when Cal, the boy she’s always liked, becomes a spy for the authorities. But when her brother is discovered, and she learns their father, who was expunged for killing their mother, is still alive, she must escape the domed city that’s been her entire world.
Outside in the ruins, they’re pursued by the authorities and by sadistic, scab-covered Shredders who are addicted to the lethal-to-humans dust now covering the planet. Glory’s quests to transport herself and her brother to safety make up the thrilling and fascinating first volume of The Dust Chronicles.

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Book Promo + Review: Reaping Me Softly by Kate Evangelista

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BOOK PROMO:

Reaping Me Softly ebook is ON SALE for only $0.99 in anticipation for the release of Unreap My Heart (which I want so badly). I recommend this to all the YA lovers out there. It’s definitely a steal~

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favoriteTitle: Reaping Me Softly
Author: Kate Evangelista
Published: October 1, 2012
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
ISBN13: 9781623429119
Format: Paperback
Series: The Reaper Series #1
Acquisition: Bought

Ever since a near-death-experience on the operating table, seventeen-year-old Arianne Wilson can see dead people. Just as she’s learned to accept her new-found talents, she discovers that the boy she’s had a crush on since freshman year, Niko Clark, is a Reaper.
At last they have something in common, but that doesn’t mean life is getting any easier. All while facing merciless bullying from the most powerful girl in school, Arianne’s world is turned upside down after Niko accidentally reaps the soul of someone she loves. This sends them both into a spiral that threatens to end Arianne’s life. But will Niko break his own Reaper’s code to save her? And what would the consequences be if he did?

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Book Review: Crash by Lisa McMann

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favoriteTitle: Crash
Author: Lisa McMann
Published: January 8, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
ISBN13: 9781442405912
Format: Paperback
Series: Visions #1
Acquisition: Bought

Purchase at: Amazon

Jules lives with her family above their restaurant, which means she smells like pizza most of the time and drives their double-meatball-shaped food truck to school. It’s not a recipe for popularity, but she can handle that.
What she can’t handle is the recurring vision that haunts her. Over and over, Jules sees a careening truck hit a building and explode…and nine body bags in the snow.
The vision is everywhere—on billboards, television screens, windows—and she’s the only one who sees it. And the more she sees it, the more she sees. The vision is giving her clues, and soon Jules knows what she has to do. Because now she can see the face in one of the body bags, and it’s someone she knows. Someone she has been in love with for as long as she can remember.

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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
Acquisition: FREE Download on Amazon

Purchase at: Amazon

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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