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Jaime Reviews: Thorn Jack by Katherine Harbour

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Thorn Jack By Katherine Harbour Published on June 24, 2014
Published by Harper Voyager
Source: Library
They call us things with teeth. These words from Lily Rose Sullivan the night of her death haunts her seventeen-year-old sister, Finn, who has moved with her widowed father to his hometown of Fair Hollow, New York. After befriending a boy named Christie Hart and his best friend, Sylvie Whitethorn, Finn is invited to a lakeside party where she encounters the alluring Jack Fata, a member of the town's mysterious Fata family. Despite Jack's air of danger and his clever words, Finn learns they have things in common.

One day, while unpacking, Finn finds her sister's journal, scrawled with descriptions of creatures that bear a sinister resemblance to Jack's family. Finn dismisses these stories as fiction, but Jack's family has a secret—the Fatas are the children of nothing and night, nomadic beings who have been preying on humanity for centuries—and Jack fears that his friend…

Nerd Blast ~ An Angel Torched My Homework & Other Lies by Miche Sipes ~ Giveaway, too!

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An Angel Torched my Homework & Other Lies By Miche Sipes Published on January 5, 2015 Carrie Philips just wants her junior year at Clement Academy to go smoothly. Sure, it’s the first high school in the nation to integrate Norms like her with the Differents. But the Diffs are just typical teenagers with “tiny” genetic anomalies. They’re not really vampires or werewolves or angels or zombies like you see in old movies. The Diffs just have special dietary needs and some unusual abilities. They’re certainly not dangerous or anything—at least that’s what Carrie has always believed, since her dad is a doctor of Different medicine.

But when several of her fellow students are mysteriously assaulted, cracks form in Carrie’s worldview. Cracks she tries to ignore while defending her friends from anti-Diff backlash and solving the mystery of who’s really behind the attacks. Meanwhile, she’s distracted by two criminally cute guys who both…

Where Dead Bodies Lie ~ Blog Tour Excerpt and Giveaway!

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Where Dead Bodies Lie By Kat Cazanav Published on December 16, 2014 For as long as I can remember, I have been told to follow three important rules:

1. Always guard my ability
2. Never share my secret
3. And pretend to be normal. 

However, those three little rules don’t make my life easier. I still find dead people and deal with strange visions. Not to mention, an attraction to a boy who doesn’t exist. Whenever we cross path’s he mists away like smoke on a mirror. He drives me crazy, that Kaff Cooper. 

As a flock of dead crows fall from the blackened sky, Kaff becomes the only one who can see the truth straight to the dark underbelly of who I actually am. 

My hands feel the pull to extract the forsaken, the lost, the forgotten. It comes as naturally as breathing and there is no stopping it. Add to Goodreads
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Excerpt

" A few more steps into the shadows and the lightness of a feather brushed against my cheek. I…

Exquisite Captive

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Exquisite Captive By Heather Demetrios Published on October 7th 201
Published by Balzer+Bray
Source: Publisher
Forced to obey her master.
Compelled to help her enemy.
Determined to free herself.

Nalia is a jinni of tremendous ancient power, the only survivor of a coup that killed nearly everyone she loved. Stuffed into a bottle and sold by a slave trader, she’s now in hiding on the dark caravan, the lucrative jinni slave trade between Arjinna and Earth, where jinn are forced to grant wishes and obey their human masters’ every command. She’d give almost anything to be free of the golden shackles that bind her to Malek, her handsome, cruel master, and his lavish Hollywood lifestyle.

Enter Raif, the enigmatic leader of Arjinna’s revolution and Nalia’s sworn enemy. He promises to free Nalia from her master so that she can return to her ravaged homeland and free her imprisoned brother—all for an unbearably high price. Nalia’s not sure she can trust him, but Raif’s her only hope of escape. Wi…

The Red Queen

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The Red Queen By Victoria Aveyard Published on February 15, 2015
Published by Harper Teen
Source: Edelweiss
The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?


So when I started this book, I thought... okay- is it dystopian or high fantasy?  I honestly couldn't decide and had no idea.  It turns out that The Red Queen is a good combination of both- a dystopian world with magic thrown in.  It is gritty, dangerous, exciting, and well awesome!
I will admit, the book started slowly and had me wondering- is this going to be a "D…

Cover Reveal! Everlost by Candace Knoebel (Night Watchmen #3)

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Hi y'all! I am so excited to be a part of the cover reveal for Everlost!  Enough chitchat...

Everlost by Candace Knoebel  (Night Watchmen #3)  Publication date: Summer 2015 Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Synopsis:

One truth will unravel them all. Faye Middleton thought the worst had come to pass the night she and her friends barely escaped from Ethryeal City and the clutches of the evil Priestess Clara. Officially shunned from the Coven, Faye is forced to lay low in order to come up with a plan to bring Clara down. At Jaxen’s childhood manor, they were supposed to be safe from any outside issues, and they were… until his long-lost mother shows up. Determined to win back what she lost so long ago, Evangeline reveals a secret that could shatter their beliefs, or be their saving grace. Now, with two Covens searching for Faye, they must find a way to start over. With the help of the Rebellion, they begin the arduous task of forming their own army. However, the choices they are fa…

Atlantis Rising by Gloria Craw ~ Blog Tour Review (by Jaime!) and Giveaway!

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Tour hosted by YA Bound

Atlantis Rising By Gloria Craw Published on January 6, 2015
Published by Entangled Teen
Source: Galley for review
I am different. I have always been different, but no one can know or my life will be in danger. So I hide in plain sight, wearing drab clothes and thick glasses and trying to be invisible. I’m so good at hiding, no one has ever noticed me. Until Ian…the mysterious and oh-so-cute boy I know I need to avoid. Now I have been seen. And more terrifying still, I am wanted—by those who would protect me and those who would destroy everything and everyone I love. But if they’re all terrified about who I am, wait until they see what I can do…  Add to Goodreads
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My Thoughts
 I am not a huge fan of mermaid stories, no matter how many times I try, so when I initially saw the cover for Atlantis Rising, I passed it right on by. You know that "most UNpopular" saying, "Don't judge a book by its cover"? Well, people…

Blog Tour Review (by Jaime!) and Giveaway ~ Hellhole by Gina Damico

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Hellhole By Gina Damico Published on January 6, 2015
Published by HMH Books for Young Readers
Source: Author/ Publisher
A devil is a bad influence . . . 

There was a time when geeky, squeaky-clean Max Kilgore would never lie or steal or even think about murder. Then he accidentally unearths a devil, and Max’s choices are no longer his own. The big red guy has a penchant for couch surfing and junk food—and you should never underestimate evil on a sugar high. 

With the help of Lore, a former goth girl who knows a thing or two about the dark side, Max is racing against the clock to get rid of the houseguest from hell before time, and all the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos this side of the fiery abyss, run out Add to Goodreads
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My Thoughts
My first experience with Gina Damico was The Croak series, and it was a blast to read. Humor balanced perfectly with serious made a truly enjoyable experience. When I saw the sign-ups for Hellhole, I knew I…