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 Any Witch Way
by Annastaysia Savage

YA Rating
Paperback, 186 pages
Published April 8th 2011 by JournalStone
(first published April 3rd 2011)
ISBN -139781936564033
Print Format Received: Mass Paperback

Won from GoodReads Giveaways


Enduring the teasing and ridicule of her school mates, Sadie struggles through life as a pre-teen on the eve of her 13th birthday. Three years ago, a car crash took her mother, but Sadie never saw her body. She refuses to believe her mother is really gone. Holding fast to that feeling earns her the nickname "Crazy Sadie."

Despite her one wish to be normal, Sadie only finds solace with a small group of unusual characters. These unlikely friends give her a semi-normal life outside of school in a bookstore where strange and mystical things seem to happen. In fact, if Sadie entertains her deepest suspicions, her friends are a little mystical.

When her birthday arrives however, Sadie finds herself whisked into a magical world that swirls just under the surface of normal, everyday life. Not only does she learn she'll soon become a witch, but she also discovers she must battle The Syndicate to save her new world.

Faced with fantastical encounters, unexplainable transformations, and startling fears, Sadie struggles against an unknown evil all while searching for her real identity.

I really liked this book, even though I am not a huge fan of YA books. Sadie is what all early teens in common with. I found this to be a great book to share with kids of Pre-teen age. Characters were built well. I enjoyed them. The plot and pace made this into a fast read. I could not put it down. I loved the writing style and Originality of this book. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun YA paranormal.

Rating: 4 Stars!

Storm's Heart (Elder Races #2)
by Thea Harrison

Mass Market Paperback, 305 pages

Published August 2nd 2011 by Berkley
ISBN0425242668 (ISBN13: 9780425242667)

Print Format Received: ARC
Won from GoodReads Giveaways


During the rule of her murderous Dark Fae uncle, Thistle "Tricks" Periwinkle found sanctuary among the Wyr in New York. Her ethereal beauty and sparkling personality won the hearts of the public, but after her uncle's death, there are those who don't want to see her ascend the throne...

Able to wield thunder and lightning, Wyr sentinel Tiago Black Eagle has ruled the skies for centuries. His massive build and thunderous power make him one of the Wyr's best weapons. And he's the one sent to protect Tricks when she's almost assassinated in Chicago.
Soon, both Tiago and Tricks will fall prey to the stormy hunger that engulfs them- a passion that will shake the very foundation of all the worlds.


The World setting / building draws you in. The characters could use a little work, but I still found them interesting. the plot and pace is what had me at a four star rating. though it wasn't terribly slow, it could really have used a lot more action in it. I did  like the originality of the story. not to mention the book cover is smoking. :) It is a great read if your looking for a new author to read. Start with the 1st book though.

Rating: 4 Stars!

Enemy Mine (L.O.S.T #2)
by Karin Harlow
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages

Published August 30th 2011 by Pocket Star
ISBN1439177872 (ISBN13: 9781439177877)

Print Format Received: Mass Paperback


While tracking a hijacked cask of enriched uranium in Kyrgyzstan, L.O.S.T. operative Nikko Cruz is ambushed and left for dead. Which means he must be hallucinating when the only woman he ever loved—the woman he was sentenced to death for killing—comes to his rescue. Half-daemon Selena Guererro has secrets she’d kill for. The most important one, she’s already died to protect. Now she’ll do anything to keep her daughter safe. But she can’t just leave her lost love to perish. She injects Nikko with immortal blood serum, putting herself in grave danger.

When Nikko comes to, he is superhuman and super pissed. The mother of his daughter—the one he thought killed their child—is alive. He wants answers. He wants blood. And despite his best intentions, he wants Selena. He traces her to a mysterious terrorist cell where the cask has surfaced. First, he must retrieve the deadly material. Then he’ll take revenge on his beautiful ex. But when nothing goes as planned, Nikko and Selena find themselves burning with desire . . . and blowing the roof off their separate worlds, human and daemon alike.


A great stand alone book from this series. Although I do reccomend you read the 1st book to this series. The Plot and pace really keep me turning pages, I got completely lost in the orginiality and worldsetting. the Character are very realistic and you do grow attached to them. The writting style was enjoyable. The cover... *Drool*. I loved this book and I think anyone who reads it will too.

Rating: 5 Stars!

Alterant (Belador #2)
 by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love

Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Pocket Star
ISBN1439195242 (ISBN13: 9781439195246)
Characters: Evalle Kincaid

Print Format Received: ARC (Cover Art Only)


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love comes the second book in the Belador series—featuring a league of international warriors with extraordinary abilities who rise up to save mankind from supernatural terrorists.

On the heels of saving mankind from destruction at the hands of the Medb coven, Evalle attempts to convince the Tribunal that she is an Alterant who can be trusted around humans. But the gods and goddess ruling over this Tribunal twist words she’d uttered in the heat of combat and hold her responsible for three dangerous Alterants that escaped their prisons. She is given a choice to either recapture those three who will lose their freedom forever or face the same sentence. Unsure that she can condemn another Alterant to a life she’d die before accepting, Evalle takes on an impossible task only to learn that the entire future of the Beladors rides on her success—and the only person who can help her is the one who wants to gut her.


I did not find this at all to be a stand alone. There were a few references to the previous book. Other wise this was a great book. The characters are completely fascinating. The world setting was amazing (As to be expected). The Writing style, Pace and Story Plot keep me turning pages to the end. I did not feel bored with the story at all. The Originality is truly loved. I love how these two authors can really make a whole fantasy world so life like. The book cover i found to be intriguing.

Rating: 5 Stars!
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