Saturday, April 27, 2013

REVIEW: Oxford Whispers (The Oxford Trilogy #1) by Marion Croslydon

Title:                       Oxford Whispers (The Oxford Trilogy #1)
Author:                   Marion Croslydon 
Release Date:      October 8/2012
Genre:                New Adult Paranormal Fiction
Publisher:           Carlux Publishing
Page Count:        324
Acquired:            Review Request from Author
Format:              ARC-Paperback
Read On:            Mar 7-Apr 20/2013
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Madison LeBon is dead set against the dead.

Her fresh start at Oxford University is a brand new beginning. She finally has a chance to turn the page on her psychic powers and cumbersome voodoo heritage. Snakes, dolls, ghosts, and spirits: Farewell…

Not quite.

When the tragic lovers in a painting—the subject of her first history class—begin to haunt her, she must accept her gift before life imitates art. The lovers warn her against their own nemesis, a Puritan from the English Civil War. Unfortunately, said nemesis is now going all homicidal on Madison.

College becomes more complicated when she falls hard for Rupert Vance, a troubled aristocrat and descendant of one of the characters in the painting. With the spirit of a murderer after her, Madison realizes that her own first love may also be doomed…

Monday, April 22, 2013

REVIEW: Vortex (Tempest #2) by Julie Cross

Title:                       Vortex (Tempest #2)
Author:                   Julie Cross 
Release Date:      Jan 15/2013
Genre:                YA Paranormal Fiction
Publisher:           St. Martin's Griffin
Page Count:        368
Acquired:            Work Borrow
Format:              Hardcover
Read On:             April 6-7/2013
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Julie Cross's Vortex is the thrilling second installment of the Tempest series, in which the world hangs in the balance as a lovelorn Jackson must choose who to save.

Jackson Meyer has thrown himself into his role as an agent for Tempest, the shadowy division of the CIA that handles all time-travel-related threats. Despite his heartbreak at losing the love of his life, Jackson has proved himself to be an excellent agent. However, after an accidental run in with Holly—the girl he altered history to save—Jackson is once again reminded of what he's lost.

And when Eyewall, an opposing division of the CIA, emerges, Jackson and his fellow agents not only find themselves under attack, but Jackson begins to discover that the world around him has changed and someone knows about his erased relationship with Holly, putting both their lives at risk all over again.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

A Bounded Wrap-Up/Stacking the Shelves (12)- Apr 14/13

A Bounded Wrap-Up is a reminder of what posts and features I had in the last two weeks, and a short preview of what is to come next week. Visit the Features page to see all of my past posts, and other memes I participate in!


Friday, April 12, 2013

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REVIEW: New Revelations by Heather Topham Wood

Title:                       New Revelations (Second Sight #2)
Author:                   Heather Topham Wood 
Release Date:      Oct 9/2012
Genre:                New Adult Paranormal Fiction
Publisher:           Createspace (Self-Publishing)
Page Count:        -
Acquired:            Requested from Author
Format:              Ebook
Read On:            Apr 8-10/2013
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Life should’ve been perfect. Kate Edwards had won the heart of police detective Jared Corbett and was coming to terms with her psychic ability. Things were blissful—until the day she met Declan Brayden.

Declan also has psychic visions and wants to work alongside Kate. Kate doesn’t trust the damaged and arrogant seer, but she knows combining their abilities would allow her to help more people. This becomes vital when visions of a missing fitness instructor turn into a race against time to save the girl’s life.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

REVIEW: Tempest (Tempest #1) by Julie Cross

Title:                       Tempest (Tempest #1)
Author:                   Julie Cross 
Release Date:      Jan 1/2011
Genre:                YA Paranormal Fiction
Publisher:           St. Martin's Griffin
Page Count:        352
Acquired:            Purchased
Format:              Hardcover
Read On:             April 6-7/2013
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The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.

That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.

Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.

But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler. Recruit… or kill him.

Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

REVIEW: Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle

Title:                       Better Nate Than Ever
Author:                   Tim Federle 
Release Date:      Feb 5/2013
Genre:                Middle Grade Contemporary
Publisher:           Simon and Schuster BFYR
Page Count:        288
Acquired:            Won from S&S on Twitter
Format:              Print ARC
Read On:             March 19-Apr 2/2013
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Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he’s wanted to star in a Broadway show. (Heck, he'd settle for *seeing* a Broadway show.) But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he’s stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one (except his best pal Libby) appreciates a good show tune? With Libby’s help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There's an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical, and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom.