Showing posts from October, 2011

The Mephisto Covenant ARC Review

The Mephisto Covenant By Trinity Faegan Published by Edgemont Published on September 2011

Summary taken from Goodreads:
Sasha is desperate to find out who murdered her father. When getting the answer means pledging her soul to Eryx, she unlocks a secret that puts her in grave danger—Sasha is Anabo, a daughter of Eve, and Eryx’s biggest threat.

A son of Hell, immortal, and bound to Earth forever, Jax looks for redemption in the Mephisto Covenant—God’s promise he will find peace in the love of an Anabo. After a thousand years, he’s finally found the girl he’s been searching for: Sasha.

With the threat of Eryx looming, Jax has to keep Sasha safe and win her over. But can he? Will Sasha love him and give up her mortal life?

I adored this book!  I read the ending three times, and really didn't want to send it back to Jen from Banned Book tours.  This was such a fabulous book!  I love a story with a epic romance, good versus evil, and a storyline that is almost fairy-tale like.  It i…

The Veil ARC Review

The Veil By Cory Putnam Oakes Published by Octane Press Published on November 1, 2011

Summary taken from Goodreads:
Seventeen-year-old Addison Russell is in for a shock when she discovers that she can see the invisible world of the Annorasi. Suddenly, nothing is as it appears to be the house she lives in, the woman who raised her, even the most beautiful boy in town all turn out to be more than what they seem. And when this strange new world forces Addy to answer for a crime that was committed long ago, by parents she has never known, she has no choice but to trust Luc, the mysterious Annorasi who has been sent to protect her. Or so he says . . .

The Veil is a debut novel by Cory Putnam Oakes and will be released tomorrow.  The Veil is told by the main character Addy, who lives alone with her Grandmother.  As she turns seventeen, she realizes not everything about her life is what it seems.   I am going to start with the cover.  I am not a fan of the cover- though I absolutely underst…


In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi- over at The Story Siren :)

For Review:

The Secret Sisterhood of the Heartbreakers Pandemonium (see my review here) The Veil The Mephisto Covenant
Thank you to Jen over at Banned Book Tours and Cindy at Around the World Tours. I also got a whole mailbox full of swag from the ladies of the Apocolypsies and 2k12 :)
I got one ebook this week:

Destined  (thank you Jessie Harrell!)

Don't forget!  TOMORROW is the last day to sign up for my 15 dollar Amazon GC giveaway and my "The Mercy"Giveaway!  You can also sign up to win a box of books for my 300 follower giveaway (we are up to 350 so 2 winners now, and I add a winner for every 50 people!)

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Pandemonium ARC review- (Delirium sequel)

Pandemonium By Lauren Oliver Published by Harper Teen To be Published on March 2012

Summary taken from Goodreads:

I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare, pushing aside thoughts of Alex, pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school, push, push, push, like Raven taught me to do. The old life is dead. But the old Lena is dead too. I buried her. I left her beyond a fence, behind a wall of smoke and flame.

*****WARNING******   This review WILL contain spoilers.  I will try to be as vague as possible with details, but if you do not want spoilers- please don't read this!

I have a theory.  You see, I just finished Pandemonium ten minutes ago and couldn't stop thinking about it.  I NEEDED to get my thoughts down on paper.  This doesn't happen very often with book reviews.  My theory is this:  the Delirium trilogy is similar to a puzzle.  In the first book, Lena is docile, weak, and meek.  In this book, Lena is the exact opposite- hard, cold, and most of all ... angry.  You can see this in t…

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Friday Hops

Q. If you could have dinner with your favorite book character, who would you eat with and what would you serve?I would have dinner with Mr. Darcy.  I don't remember what we ate- I was staring at him the whole time, I don't remember eating.I guess I would stop and get a cheeseburger on the way home?

Who did you pick?

“What is your favorite Halloween costume?
Even if you don’t celebrate, what kinds of costumes do you like?”

I love cute cuddly costumes on small children- so sweet!  Like this one:

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The Faerie Ring ARC Tour

The Faerie Ring By Kiki Hamilton Published September 2011 Published by Tor Teen

Summary Taken from Goodreads:
Debut novelist Kiki Hamilton takes readers from the gritty slums and glittering ballrooms of Victorian London to the beguiling but menacing Otherworld of the Fey in this spellbinding tale of romance, suspense, and danger. 
The year is 1871, and Tiki has been making a home for herself and her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway adjoining Charing Cross Station in central London. Their only means of survival is by picking pockets. One December night, Tiki steals a ring, and sets off a chain of events that could lead to all-out war with the Fey. For the ring belongs to Queen Victoria, and it binds the rulers of England and the realm of Faerie to peace. With the ring missing, a rebel group of faeries hopes to break the treaty with dark magic and blood—Tiki’s blood.
Unbeknownst to Tiki, she is being watched—and protected—by Rieker, a fellow thief who suspects she is in…


Waterfall By Lisa T Bergren Published by David C Cook Published on February 2011

Summary taken from Goodreads:
Lisa Tawn Bergren's new YA series, River of Time, is romantic, historical fiction in which the plucky heroine doesn't have to fear a vampire's bite but must still fight for her life.

In Waterfall, American teenager Gabi Betarrini accidentally finds herself in Fourteenth-Century Italy . . . Knights. Swords. Horses. Armor. And Italian hotties. Most American teens want an Italian vacation, but the Betarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives there with their archaeologist parents. Stuck on yet another hot, dusty dig, they are bored out of their minds... until they place their hands atop handprints in an ancient tomb and find themselves catapulted into the Fourteenth Century and in the middle of a fierce battle between knights bent on killing one another.
Wow I loved this book!  I have read a LOT of books from Christian publishers and I have to say-…


Illusions  By Aprilynne Pike Published by Harper Collins Published on May 2011

Summary taken from Goodreads:
"I don't do patrols, I don't go hunting, I just stick close to you. You live your life. I'll keep you safe," Tamani said, sweeping a lock of hair from her face. "Or die trying."
Laurel hasn't seen Tamani since she begged him to let her go last year. Though her heart still aches, Laurel is confident that David was the right choice.
But just as life returns to normal, Laurel realizes that a hidden enemy lies in wait. Once again, Laurel must turn to Tamani to protect and guide her, for the danger that now threatens Avalon is one that no faerie thought would ever be possible. And for the first time, Laurel cannot be sure that her side will prevail.

Illustions is book three in Aprilynne Pike's series about faeries.  The story centers around Laurel and her journey as a faerie who lives in both "the real world" and Avalon.  It is v…

Win a $15 dollar Giftcard to Amazon! Spooktacular Giveaway!

Welcome to the Spooktacular giveaway at Short and Sweet Reviews!  We are giving away (1) 15 dollar gift card to to be emailed to the winner.  The only requirement that we have is that you must follow us via GFC.  We are pretty cool and you will like us :)
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