Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Thirteenth Sacrifice: A Witch Hunt Novel by Debbie Viguié

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A Murder mystery with a paranormal twist….EXCELLENT!

Fifth teen years has passed since that awful night Samantha Ryan’s High Priestess tried to resurrect a demon and instead her whole coven ended up dead. Samantha has haunting  nightmares of her past and that horrific night and has worked really hard to not use her magic and instead become a Christian.

Samantha was adopted by a nice couple who understood and believed in her. Her adopted parents are also good friends with the cop who helped her the night her coven was slaughtered and is now her captain. Yes, Samantha become a cop. Now as her captain and the person who saved her all those years ago, he asks her to go back to Salem as a undercover cop. He understands what he is asking her could destroy the person she has become, but when woman start showing up dead with ritual marks on them, he knows Samantha is the only one who can stop this mess. Will Samantha keep her Christianity or will she become the witch she was born to be?

I really enjoyed this book. The story picked up right away, and was a very easy read. It was also a nice change of pace for me. I kind of stick to Paranormal romance and this was a great murder mystery with a paranormal twist with witches, wiccans, ghosts and haunted houses. Loved it!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi

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If you liked The Hunger Games & The X-Men you are going to love Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. In my opion, it’s amazing that this is her first book. She writes as if she has been doing this her whole life. From the first line to the last I was trapped inside her book and unwilling to let go of this truly great story.

All Juliette really wants is to be touched, held and loved, but unfortunately for the other person her touch comes with terrible consequences.
Locked in a cell , forgotten, Juliette is surprised to learn she is getting a roommate. Are they crazy? Don’t they know what that will do to her… to her roommate? Can she control herself, or will she give in? Boy is she in trouble and she knows it the moment she meets him….her roommate.

Blood Rights (House of Comarré #1) by Kristen Painter

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I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the rest of the series.

Chrysabelle’s is beautiful and bears the lacy gold filigree of the comarre, however she bears more than most. Born and raised to feed the vampire nobility, Chrysabelle blood rights have given her the life of luxury, however when her patron is murdered and it looks as if she is the murderer she is forced to run and hide in the mortal world. But don’t fear for fair, beautiful, elegant Chrysabelle, she was also born and raised to be a lethal vampire hunter, but don’t tell the vampires that.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

PhotobucketCreepy living dead things live in the murky underground in the small town of Gentry where children are taken and sacrificed to keep the town flourishing... not that the towns people will admit it.

This was a great book, and the fact that its the autors first book is amazing.

Mackie loves his family and friends, but its becoming more difficult to live near those that are close to him because he belongs below, Mackie is a replacement. Left in the crib of the family's true son. Mackie begins to question the towns secrets and when a friends sister is taken and the replacement left in her crib has died, he is drawn to his home underground.

Auralia's Colors: The Red Strand (The Auralia Thread #1)

PhotobucketBrilliantly different! From the moment I picked up this enchanting fantasy I was sucked in to the beautifully woven thread of "Auralia’s Colors."

WOW, amazing, can I say that again….AMAZING! I had never heard of this little treasure of a series or author until I won on First Reads, “The Ale Boy’s Feast,“ the fourth book to this series. So I immediately went to my local library to check out the first three so I could catch up before I read the fourth, and I was surprised at how quickly I was drawn to these characters and their strange land.

Auralia, found as an infant by thieves (known as the Gathers) in a mysterious oversized foot print on the water's edge, grows up to be a strong minded heroine. She is wild, mysterious and very loyal to the Gatherers and her home in the forest. I think that is what drew me in so deep in the book..... was the simplicity in it. It was poetic and a work of art. Yes, it was slow, there was no strong plot, and it was not packed with action, but it was relaxing and peaceful, full of vivid fantasy, magical creatures and people you could relate to.

I can’t wait to read the next book, “Cyndere’s Midnight: The Blue Strand”.