Who’s your book Valentine’s date?

So I’m a little late on this post, What’s your Valentine book boyfriend would you chose to be your Valentine date? Note: You can have more than one . . .indulge in your valentine fantasy

Barrow Hess from Andrea Cremer’s Prequel Nightshade

Adam from Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me

Noah Hutchins From Katie McGarry’s Pushing the Limits

Tod Hudson From Rachel Vincent’s Soul Screamers

Now if some of these guys were real in life, yes I would totally spend my valentine day with any of them . . . but that is only a dream. Most of these handsome guys are taken *weep*

Barrow wouldd probably plan a secret hideaway valentine date, maybe to that water spring that he took Ember to in Rise and it would be a picnic. That scenery would take my breath away just like it did with Ember. Or if this was Barrow and Ember’s date, he would probably take her to a very speical location where no one else knows and do the most romantic things I won’t say what though.

Adam might scrap everything he could find to give me the perfect valentine date but his heart intention would be just enough for me, as long he is able to make me smile and safe that is how I would spend my time  . . . with him. Adam might have a different plan for juliette but his heart is in the right place no warner interferences.

Noah would probably surprise me if I had to tell him what I wanted for valentine day. He’s unpreicdeablt  and if he wanted to do something completley ordinary it just might be a candlelit dinner. Noah might do the same thing with Echo but with a little twist . . . he’s 100% perfect for Echo as her other half and he’ll do anything to drive her crazy to be in love with him.

Tod “Sighs” it better not be pizza TOD! I know you can do better than that even if you do get a discount off pizza. If you took me to a fancy resturant I would say you’re trying way too hard. Be yourself and just offer your heart and soul to me.  Now Kaylee I know he’s your guy but Hey a girl can dream right? He would probably take you to his place for a quiet romantic dinner and something else . . .

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Best Book Boyfriends of 2012

I’ve read many dozens of books this year, with desirable boyfriends and ones that I wish were real . . .

TOD HUDSON

Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)

At first I wasn’t sure about Tod, but after what he’s done since My Soul to Steal and especially in IF I DIE how can you turn him down. Then in Before I Wake sighs the perfect man. He would do just about anything for Kaylee while she struggles to redefine herself after becoming dead. He makes her feel whole and alive more than anything nd he loves her unconditionally.

“For being here. For saving my afterlife and my sanity. For making me look forward to every single day, instead of dreading eternity. And for the record, I don’t care whether you’re wearing  jeans, or the hottest, most workplace-inappropriate candy-striper uniform to ever grace the sterile white halls of this humble public death trap. I’m just glad you’re here.”

Loki

Ascend (Trylle Trilogy, #3)

Since book two, I was unsure about Loki, until the end and led him to being quiet an ally for Wendy. He rather be beaten up by the king than bring Wendy to the King. Loki proven himself to Wendy and the rest of the Trylle kingdom despite the fact from where he is from. In the end Loki knew Wendy deserves to be married to love  and they did with the early surprise that had them both stumped but were ready to take on anything.

I knew it was the best thing for you. But I realized how terribly I was going to miss you, and we’d only spent a few moments together.” He brushed back a hair from my face. ” I don’t think I’ve ever really loved anyone until I met you”

Xavier Woods

Heaven (Halo, #3)

Seriously how can you not love Xavier? He is beyond handsome and is willing to do whatever it takes to protect Beth after the two committed the most serious crime that Heaven and Hell disagree with. But there was a reason for it all, in the end it didn’t matter his torture was having Beth taken away until she fallen from heaven to become human.

“Baby . . . aren’t you forgetting something? You’ve been to Hell and back. You survive. You’ve seen your friends die and almost died yourself too many times. Nothing should scare you now. Don’t you know how strong you are . . . how strong we are?”

Noah Hutchins

Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1)

The guy that went through everything and poses as a Bad Boy act, no ones knew his past until he found Echo.  Noah was trying to do everything for his brothers after a horrible fire that killed their parents. Then ended up in foster home where he fought against foster parents.  Noah thought he could do anything but in some cases he needed that one person he could confide with. In the end he help Echo out of her darkness, help her find herself once again and her memories.

“If you’re scared, tell me. If you need to cry and scream, then do it. And you sure hell don’t walk away from us because you think it would be better for me. Here’s the reality, Echo: I want to be by your side. If you want to go to the mall stark naked so you can show the world your scars, then let me hold your hands. If you want to see your mom, then tell me that, too. I may not always understand, but damn, baby, I’ll try.”

Archer Cross

Spell Bound (Hex Hall, #3)

We love him, we hate him, and then we love him. Of course we were sure of his motives until the second book and then change his way in the third book when helping Sophie beat the battle at Hex Hall and to prevent a new dark ages.

“We’ve tried to kill each other, fought ghouls, and kissed a lot. I’m pretty sure we’re married in some cultures.”

Barrow Hess

Rift (Nightshade Prequel, #1)

A standoff warrior, but it is true that he is just like others that fallen in love. Barrow trained Ember and found himself falling in love, which was the last thing on his mind. In the end he chose to step away but Ember confronted him and then Barrow reveals his true feelings.  The second book should very well meet the standard of what I’d expect of Barrow and Ember so RISE please come soon!

“No, Ember, that is all your strength and none of mine.” She balked, but he kissed her, murmuring against her lips, “And that is why I love you.”

Best Villains of 2012

Which villains can I pick at? the ones that won’t come and kill me for stating the truth.

Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)Soul Screamers: Avari Hellion of Greed

Yeah he is the worst hellion you could meet, and don’t ever sell your soul for greed. He’s been causing trouble for Kaylee throughout the series since My Soul to Save. Avari have found ways to toture Kaylee, one way was impersonating people in her inner circle to a point where she didn’t know whose is whose. Then Avari made deals with other hellions if he were able to get Kaylee’s soul (well before she died) Now in Before I Wake, Avari is able to possess dead people from Kaylee’s past screams, Now the matter is what does Avari have in mind after so many failed attempts?

 

 

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5)TMI: City of Lost Souls: Sebastian (Clary’s brother?)

honestly this guy doesn’t care about anything but himself, he was filled with rage and revenge for his father Valentine. The twisted part was possessing Jace  body and mind because Jace’s blood help him return to life/death. Using Lilith’s bond to alter Jace’s memories to believe they are on the same side and plans on raising and army of demons and dark shadowhunters to destroy the world. This link makes it unable to kill him because it will kill Jace too. After a dark ritual, he uses the Infernal Cup to create more evil nephilims and almosts turns Clary but is quickly stopped by the arrival of the Lightwoods and their allies. Before he manages to escape, Clary is forced to stab Jace with the angelic sword Glorious, severing his bond with Sebastian and causing the latter horrible pain. At the end of the book he sends a message to Maryse Lightwood, bloody severed angel wings with a single piece of paper saying “I am coming”

Dark Kiss (Nightwatchers, #1)Dark Kiss: Samantha’s Aunt Natalie and the GREYs

Yes, Samantha’s aunt is certain a villain because I see her more as a foe than a friend. She created the Greys and sent out a particular Grey after her niece Samantha who was unaware just how dangerous a kiss could be. Her plan was to open the barriers to other cities and create more GREYs.  She tried to covert Samantha to realizes the powers of the Greys are meant to be but for reasons Samantha can’t trust her.

 

 

Finale (Hush, Hush, #4)Finale: Dante

He trained Nora but turn his back against her because he firmly believes that he is higher than Nephilium and fallen angels. He created lies above lies to get followers and manipulated Nora. Greed is Power and Devilcraft was created.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaser Tuesday

I hope you all decided to join Hackaroo’s Reviews “Shifters Read-A-Long” I’m so excited to be re-reading this book again, although I have a very good memory of what happens in the books.

For the Month of November, We’re reading “Stray” and I’m going to give a teaser to you all!

My teaser will be based on a random page but first let’s introduce Stray.

Goodreads Description

There are only eight breeding female werecats left . . . And I’m one of them.

I look like an all-American grad student. But I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds.

Despite reservations from my family and my Pride, I escaped the pressure to continue my species and carved out a normal life for myself. Until the night a Stray attacked.

I’d been warned about Strays — werecats without a Pride, constantly on the lookout for someone like me: attractive, female, and fertile. I fought him off, but then learned two of my fellow tabbies had disappeared.

This brush with danger was all my Pride needed to summon me back . . . for my own protection. Yeah, right. But I’m no meek kitty. I’ll take on whatever — and whoever — I have to in order to find my friends. Watch out, Strays — ’cause I got claws, and I’m not afraid to use them . .

 

And now for the teaser . . .  flipping pages . . .flipping, flipping and STOP! Page 158

“I studied Marc’s face, conscious suddenly of how much he’d changed since the day we met, the morning after his mother died. He’d looked so scared, lying alone in the guest bed, a wisp of a boy with dark curly hair and deep dimples. He’d arrive at the Lazy S with nothing but a threadbare suitcase and  sad scowl But he was a fighter. Even as an eight-year-old, I’d recognized the will to survive in the quiet defiance in his eyes and hard line of his mouth, both of which said he’d seen the worst the world had to offer, and that nothing I put him through could possibly compare.”

 

Just a reminder, Stray should be read by the 25th of Novemeber and on the 27th we will recap and chat about STRAY. Also I wish you all a Happy Thanksgivings 🙂

A Discovery!

Ok this is not a book, but it is a relation to a book series. (Update: Rachel Tweeted me saying that they’re still working on the final art work for the mug, I guess its not up to PAR yet so DON”T Order it YET!)

If you haven’t notice I am a HUGE FAN of Rachel Vincent’s Shifters, Soul Screamers and Unbound series, however this discovery is from her Soul Screamer Series.

SO a few weeks back Rachel’s No.1 created a drawing of Kaylee Cavanaugh and yes we all squeal over his amazing artistic skills he is currently working on a more challenging project for Rachel so we have to wait 😦

But the drawing of Kaylee Cavanaugh made it onto a mug provided by http://www.cafepress.com/urbanquill Rachel’s CafePress site So I am SO adding this MUG on my christmas/birthday list 🙂 Here’s what it looks like *It is a large Mug

The price is right and for all you screaming fans, you’ll want this in the comfort of your home 🙂 *Remember to look for Rachel on her website, twitter and FB. http://www.rachelvincent.com/blog/

Kaylee Large MugKaylee Large Mug

Pretty in Pink: Before I Wake Review

I want to make this an all out review about Before I Wake . . .

Although Rachel Vincent isn’t fond of pink, neither does Kayless but they choose pink as the next cover color/dress for Kaylee to wear.

Now I had the privilege of winning a Kaylee quote last October and it was a quote from BIW “Turns out not even death can get you out of high school . . .”

While that quote was from the first page of BIW, I found others that I love as well, but first my review which has a few small spoilers (Hence you been Warned)

Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)The Book Description

I died on a Thursday-killed by a monster intent on stealing my soul. The good news? He didn’t get it. The bad news? Turns out not even death will get you out of high school…  Covering up her own murder was one thing, but faking life is much harder than Kaylee Cavanaugh expected. After weeks spent “recovering,” she’s back in school, fighting to stay visible to the human world, struggling to fit in with her friends and planning time alone with her new reaper boyfriend. But to earn her keep in the human world, Kaylee must reclaim stolen souls, and when her first assignment brings her face-to-face with an old foe, she knows the game has changed. Her immortal status won’t keep her safe. And this time Kaylee isn’t just gambling with her own life….

My Review

Go Kaylee! Go Kaylee! It’s your Birthday! It’s your Birthday! Whoo!
Ok seriously this has been the best of the best of all Soul Screamer series, Praise to Rachel!
What happens to your life after you died? You become an extractor . . . similar to being a reaper but with more abilities and works in the Reclamation department.This includes a few things, you live for eternity, you don’t age, and you can make yourself see or unseen and heard. But the best part of all is spending your afterlife with the hottest Reaper boyfriend in town Tod Hudson.(You should have read IF I DIE if you didn’t know this part) Kaylee struggles with fitting back into the world after she was killed by an incubus teacher seeking a purity soul. Nash Hudson her now ex-boyfriend refuses all contact with his brother and hates Kaylee for framing him. Sabine on the other hand is trying to cut off the Kaylee addiction from Nash but he can’t help it . . . he still refuses to let her go. But we also loses a character in this series, it’s one you’ll never expect. The sixth book of this series brings back a few people from Kaylee’s past, and enemies. So many changes happen while Kaylee was recovering from death, like for example Emma’s new boyfriend, Sophie’s boyfriend who by the way is a necromancer, and somehow Harmony and Brendon? The Kaylee and Tod romance are to die for, making you wish that Tod Hudson was real! Kaylee’s dad struggles with the fast pace relationship between Tod and his daughter, but hey what father wouldn’t worries?

My thoughts . . .

I love how Kaylee is so grown up in this book but what I love even more is the chemistry she and Tod had, now don’;t get me wrong Nash and her had some chemistry between them but after Nash’s addiction that all change. Now Sabine and kaylee seems to have mended a small friendship a little before she died but that’s only because Sabine got what she wants . . . Nash. Although poor Nash is still struggling with betrayal, framing, and heartbreak, he even showed up at Kaylee’s house when he was drunk and that was funny. Then a twist in time where people from Kaylee’s past returns and that includes people from My Soul To Take, My Soul To Keep, and even If I Die.  So watch out!

Quotes I Love

“This is the only time /i feel real, Tod. Only when I’m touching you. I wish it could be like this forever.” ~ Kaylee

“Everytime I see you, I want to touch you, and I’m a little stunned eery time you do.” ~ Tod

“Because he knew it would traumatize you, and your trauma is like his chocolate-fudge brownie, It’s yummy.” ~ Alec

“You want me to be your understudy? I’m not sure I have the dark with to pull that off.” ~ Nash

“The world lost something when you died, Tod, and I know that wasn’t easy for your family. But the world’s loss was Kaylee’s gain. I hope the two of you hae the forever her mother and I never got.” ~ Kaylee’s Dad

Before I Wake

The Review I wanted to express @ Goodread . . . But this contains Spoilers 🙂

Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)Go Kaylee! Go Kaylee! It’s your Birthday! It’s your Birthday! Whoo!

Ok seriously this has been the best of the best of all Soul Screamer series, Praise to Rachel!

What happens to your life after you died? You become an extractor . . . similar to being a reaper but with more abilities and works in the Reclamation department. This includes a few things, you live for eternity, you don’t age, and you can make yourself see or unseen and heard. But the best part of all is spending your afterlife with the hottest Reaper boyfriend in town Tod Hudson. (You should have read IF I DIE if you didn’t know this part)

Kaylee struggles with fitting back into the world after she was killed by an incubus teacher seeking a purity soul. Nash Hudson her now ex-boyfriend refuses all contact with his brother and hates Kaylee for framing him. Sabine on the other hand is trying to cut off the Kaylee addiction from Nash but he couldn’t help it . . . he still refuses to let her go. The sixth book of this series brings back a few people from Kaylee’s past, and enemies. So many changes happen while Kaylee was recovering from death, like for example Emma’s new boyfriend, Sophie’s boyfriend who by the way is a necromancer, and somehow Harmony and Brendon? The Kaylee and Tod romance are to dying for, making you wish that Tod Hudson was real! Kaylee’s dad struggles with the fast pace relationship between Tod and his daughter, but hey what father wouldn’t worries?

 

There is so much that I want to say about this book!

As weird as it sounds Kaylee seem to always have a weapon, no not just any weapon . . . THE Weapon that killed her! Apparently she uses it to obtain the stolen souls, plus there a necklace that Madeline gives her called Amphora which is a heart-shape locket. So in visual aids, I present Kaylee as Xena the Warrior Princess. I couldn’t find a dual Dagger online but Xena colse enough 🙂 And the heart shape locket.

 

Now for the Spoilers talk, what happens in this exciting sixth book of the Soul Screamer Series?

What can I possibly list? Well there’s a few people that comes back, a drunken Nash, Sabine’s brutal honsetly, Emma’s Candy stripper costume, Sophie part of the gang, Tod and Kaylee’s first time, Kaylee’s birthday bash. There are so many!

So I’ll start wherever . . . That way you can figure out where those scenes are 🙂

What first got me blown away is the maturity that the characters becomes, espically Kaylee, she seems so grown up! Tod and Kaylee are MADLY IN LOVE with each other! Now I still have a soft spot for Nash considering what the poor guy been going through . . . withdrawals, loss of friends/teammates, losing his girlfriend to his dead brother, trying to get past the fact that he was frame for murder!

Sabine was . . . should I say “right” about the situation at hands, but with the deal she and Kaylee made, she got what she wanted . . . well sort of? If you say sex can fix everything for a moment.  Plus she has a rader of virginity and non-virginity . . . weird? YES.

Sophie, we all hated her right? Well now let’s start liking her more because she’s now involved along with her necromancer Luca (You’ll have to read Never To Sleep to leanr how those two met . . . and no I haven’t read that novella yet).

Kaylee seem to found her sexy side with Tod, and one sexy moment involves Emma’s Candy Stripper Costume from Halloween . . . But that turns out to be a “Turn Off” when Thane decide to rip her shirt in half that she had to put the costume on.

YES Thane is back, but so are people from My Soul To Take . . . Plus Avari who is obessessed with getting Kaylee’s “SOUL” because it pure and very rare. But then there were other hellions that came into play.

Ooh Nash shows up at Kaylee . . . drunk. Really? it was a desperate cry to win her back. Being drunk doesnt work Nash . . . sorry 😦

OH the moment we were waiting for . . . Kaylee’s first time, I can’t say for Tod because he already done it before he died. But this moment was important to Tod as well. And Kaylee’s dad? doesnt approve quite yet because he believe that those two were going to fast. But hey when you’re madly in love you cant help it.

I saved the best part for last, This book presented Kaylee’s birthday! She “WAS” turning 17     

 

 

Book Crazy

Ok it’s not anything new but I am truly book crazy right now.

Here’s why 

Number One: I just finished Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent

Note: this book was freaking amazing! That I might have to re-read it again!

Number Two: I have yet to review Traitor by Megan Curd

I’d just finished it the day before “Before I Wake” arrived

Number Three: I had just purchase 4 books over the weekend . . . Book Obsession!

What are they? Partials by Dan Wells, Dark Eden by Patrick Carmen, This is not a test by Courtney Summers and Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

Number Four: I want to read more of Kitty Norville series By Carrie Vaughn

Like itching to order those books, which by the way is only 6.99 each, That Equals four books in the mail to get free shipping @ B&N J

Number Five: Wait is there a number five? Oh yeah now I remember! Read Forbidden by Megan Curd

I have no clue what this book is about but I’m excited to read it!

Number Six: I am meeting my GRs Reading Challenge which is 50 books read by the end of the year.

                 Applauses to me! 🙂

Number Seven: It’s a new month! It the month of July!

   Well almost . . .

Number Eight: I need to express my love to some pretty amazing authors

                Such as Megan Curd, and Rachel Vincent . . . There’s more but I can’t name them LOL

Number Nine: It’s hotter than hades in Wisconsin so all I can do is grab a book and read

No I don’t live in A/C but when I do move out, I’m going to make sure I get A/C

Number Ten: There’s WAAAY too many books to read

But I love them 🙂

Happy Book day!

This is just a little shout out to a great Author Rachel Vincent, who always gives herself a moment of the doubt.

Now who is Rachel Vincent?

Rachel Vincent is the author of the Shifters series, from Mira books. Stray, Rogue, Pride, Prey, Shift, and Alpha are available in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia, and are being published in Turkey, Norway, Sweden, Finland, India, France, and Italy.

Also, look for the Soul Screamers books, Rachel’s young adult series! My Soul to Take, My Soul to Save, My Soul to Keep, My Soul To Steal, and If I Die are available now, and Before I Wake will be on the shelf in the US and Canada on June 26, 2012. The Soul Screamers series is also being published in the UK, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Vietnam, Thailand, and Spain.

Rachel’s new adult series Unbound debuted with Blood Bound on August 23, 2011 in the US and the UK, to be followed by Shadow Bound on May 22, 2012.

Rachel will be writing an new Adult and YA series, she’ll be working on them as soon the re-edits of WAMS (Soul Screamers book 7: With All My Soul) and shiny up Oath Bound. So she “expects” to have the new books out in 2014. Yes it a long time to wait . . . BUT we have WAMS and Oath Bound in 2013 plus maybe a Novella or two.  “All Infom are taken found on Rachel Vincent’s WordPress Blog”

Today her next installment of the Soul Screamer: Before I Wake came out today! Happy Book Day!

Give her a round of applauses! Whooo! Although she is not done with the series, she will be shortly closing this chapter of her writing world.

WAMS (With All My Soul) will be indeed the last of the Soul Screamer installment but cross your fingers for one more Novella.

If you haven’t read her Soul Screamers yet, you better jubmp on that train because it coming to an end (But please don’t attempt to really jump onto a moving train)

Some of the Platforms that you can get on the SS Train, are Fiktshun, RV FaceBook, RKV Twitter, RV WordPress, Harlequin Teen, or Mira Ink.

So What is BEFORE I WAKE about? Here’s is the Goodreads Descriptions plus a photo of the cover

Spoilers from IF I DIE (be forewarned!)

Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)I died on a Thursday-killed by a monster intent on stealing my soul. The good news? He didn’t get it. The bad news? Turns out not even death will get you out of high school…  Covering up her own murder was one thing, but faking life is much harder than Kaylee Cavanaugh expected. After weeks spent “recovering,” she’s back in school, fighting to stay visible to the human world, struggling to fit in with her friends and planning time alone with her new reaper boyfriend. But to earn her keep in the human world, Kaylee must reclaim stolen souls, and when her first assignment brings her face-to-face with an old foe, she knows the game has changed. Her immortal status won’t keep her safe. And this time Kaylee isn’t just gambling with her own life….

 

 

My first Foreign Editions

Well just last week, I purchase my first EVER foreign edition book. Now what book you ask? Well I’ve always had my eyes on the gorgeous UK version of the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent.

So what I purchase with some money I earn from bowling 🙂 I was so excited to get some of the Soul Screamers books but there were a few things I had to weight in.

Where did I go to do this? Its called Alibris.com

1. find the most reasonable price
2. Find the closest seller
3. Look up the seller to see what else they may have (Example: Did they have the other books from the series? YES)
4. I initially wanted all of the books, but then I had to keep in mind that there were shipping fees

Keep in mind the Shipping Fees was expensive, so I decided to only get so many books for a lower shipping fees.

Now I did attempt to use an online coupon but I didn’t reach the price max 😦

So in conclusion I choose to purchase My Soul to Keep, My Soul to Steal, and If I Die because I love the cover design.

Now my experience with Alibris.com

At first I thought the books wouldn’t be here when I would be home since the estimate delivery date was when I was going to be out-of-town 😦 but that why I choose a seller that was nearby my state. I live in Wisconsin and the seller was in Illinois, perfect match. So I’d expected 7 days of delivery . . . and that what happen I got the books on Monday.

I’ve done other book searches by other authors that I like and see if their foreign books was out on this website and there was so I will make very considerable decisions on if and when I would want to buy other books including the remaining of the Soul Screamers Series.