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Friday, July 23

My Apologies

Well it looks as though I have offended many in Book Sale. My apologies are great in that this action was not intended to upset or offend any bloggers, authors, or publicist with my actions. It has been said that a book I sold was a review books, and that I was unethically selling this book. While, I would understand if this was particularly the case I still feel that it is my obligation to apologize for my actions. My intentions were true in the fact that any books sold were to be used in the purchase of further books. The particular book in question was actually a giveaway book that I had won, and nothing on my list was any Early Review books, but I still come to understand that this was to be considered indescent on my part. Again, I will apologize for my actions and this will be a lessoned learned. With sincerest apologies The BookWhisperer.

Thursday, July 22

Review: Forbidden Sea by Sheila A Neilson

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Title: Forbidden Sea

By: Sheila A Neilson

Reading Level: Young Adult PNR

Publisher: Scholastic Press

My Copy: Early Review Copy provided from publisher

BookWhisperer Rating:three stars

Book Description:

When, one stormy night, a mermaid comes to take Adrianne Keynnman's sister, Cecily, down into the depths of te sea, Adrianne knows she must fight with every ounce of her strength to protect her little sister. On land, Adrianne toils away, trying to eke out a living for her mother, sister, and aunt, after a tragic accident stole her father. Now, life takes a strange and frightening turn as Adrianne's dreams are filled with the mermaid's singing . . .

reviews plate copy This is an adorable young adult book about the purity and love of one young girl. This is a story and easy ready that will glide through the pages. A very new trend of a mermaid and a legend that has lasted through generations. I feel that this book was more about the lesson of that what lies within it more important that how one looks. Forbidden Sea  is a very innocent story, and a great story to remind us all of what is important. Although, it is excellently written as a Fantasy story. This would be enjoyable for all ages.

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Wednesday, July 21

Linger Blog Tour

stiefvater_maggiePlease Welcome Maggie Stievfater to BookWhisperer. I have to  pleasure of meeting Maggie for the Scholastic Linger Blog Tour. Maggie Stiefvater is the author for the Mercy Fall Werewolf Series; that included the well loved title Shiver and the upcoming release Linger. See my Q&A with Maggie below:

1) Please tell BookWhisperer followers a little about yourself?

I like to drink sweet tea. My lap top is named Orlando after Orlando Bloom because even though its good looking it’s a light weight. I always wear jeans. I am happily married with two kids under the age of 6.

 

shiver  2) What would you like to tell readers about The Wolves of Mercy Falls
Trilogy?

That I’m  thrilled that they love it and thank you for reading. That I hope they cry while reading it.

Oh, you mean something actually informative? I would like to say that even though it has werewolves in it, the series is not actually about being a werewolf.

 

3) The Wolves in this series are different than that of the typical
Werewolf book. Do you find Werewolf stereotypes irritating, and where
did this Wolf idea come from?

I actually am totally disinterested in typical werewolves and don’t have a single werewolf novel or movie that I am in love with. I arrived at them as my creature of choice in a very roundabout way -- I wanted to write a novel that was bittersweet, about loss and saying goodbye. And I just happened to be looking for a short story contest to enter at the same time, and found one for werewolf stories. So I combined them, got stuck in that world, and the rest is Maggie history.

 

4) My understanding is that this is a Trilogy, do you have any idea
about works for the future?

Oh, yes! I actually have already begun work on the book that will be coming out when the Shiver trilogy is done. Scholastic just bought three more standalone books from me that I unfortunately can’t actually talk about, because they are Super Secret. I can say that the one I’m writing is a paranormal YA, not a series, about blood, beaches, and kissing.

 

5) What would you like to tell readers about Linger? linger

Nothing. I prefer to be secretive and evil.

 

6) Where should we expect to see you in the coming months?

A bunch of places -- I’ll be in California, Texas, Florida, and I have (Amazingly) an overseas tour as well. My schedule is always updated here. (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maggie-Stiefvater-Really-its-me/412830324465?v=app_2347471856#!/note.php?note_id=391096632035)

 

7) Are you sad to know that this series is almost spent? Do you find
it hard to complete a series?

Right now I’m still in the hard, revision stage, and it’s far from done in my mind. I know I’ll feel nostalgic about it later, but right now I just have the grimly set jaw of a Girl at Work.

 

8) Lastly, as a BookWhisperer tradition I like to ask what is your
take on Book Bloggers, and how do you feel about their place in the
literary world?

They’re where I get most of my reading recommendations from. I think that just about says it all.

I want to take a moment to thank Maggie for answering all of my questions. You are the best! Also a side note that if you haven’t read this series get caught up before the release of Forever that is scheduled for release in 2011. This is an awesome series, and it is a breathe of fresh air from the typical werewolf books. Even better it is an amazing emotional book that make for an incredible read. Linger was just released on July the 13th 2010. See my review here.

Guess what? You have read this far you are rewarded! Scholastic has offered for me to offer one book for a giveaway. Now I am going to make this nice and simple. Be a US Resident, and comment below for an entry. If you comment more than once I will delete you from the entries. Everyone has a fair chance, no extra entries. Nothing! Just sign up and I will use Random Number Generator to pick a name on August the 7th 2010 at midnight. Make sure to include your email, if you want to win.

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River Marked by Patricia Briggs




Looky what I came across today!!!! This is not the final decision, but this is a possible cover for River Marked, which is Mercedes Thompson Book #6... I love all of them. This is a series to drool over, so if you haven't read them START NOW!

I can not wait for this book. AAAAAAaaaaaaahhhhhhh!

Tuesday, July 20

Review: Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

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Title: Crescendo

By: Becca Fitzpatrick

Sequel: Hush, Hush

Reading Level: Young Adult PNR

My: Copy Free Review Copy Simon & Schuster

BookWhisperer Rating:

five stars

Book Description:

Nora should have known her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described as anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy, Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.

The further Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim bloodline has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

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OMG!! As if the anticipation for this book after Hush, Hush was not enough. This book has just blown Hush, Hush out of the water. Crescendo takes action packed to a whole new level with its twist and turns that start in the first pages of the book. Prepare to be wrapped up and spit back out at the end. I had shockingly finished of half the book in a halves day time and had no idea how much progress I was actually making. Admittedly, I spent most of that time ticked off at Nora and Patch, but I was so engrossed that I would read on and yell at the pages as I went. These characters are too intense not to love. With a story that will captivate and enthrall you the whole length of the story. Be forewarned there are many bullets in this book; I had countless moments completely stopping and rereading a line thinking “THERE WAS NO WAY THAT JUST HAPPENED!” Crescendo is one that will live long past its last page, and will by a must own on all Paranormal lovers bookshelves. Becca Fitzpatrick is not just an author, she is a storyteller. She was born to write and create masterpieces just like that of Hush, Hush and Crescendo. As a very well rounded author it is not just one thing that I can compliment about this author; she is exceptional with all aspects of her books plot, setting, and characters.  It is rare to find books that carry the  level of emotion and intensity that I find in everyone of her books. Although, this does only leave me pining over the next book release. To wrap this up I am undoubtedly in love with this author and her story, if you have not read Hush, Hush shame on you. If you already have read the first book; do not delay on buying and reading this book.

**Special Thanks to Simon & Schuster for this review copy

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Cover Alert

As I have not had the pleasure of reading Bree Despain’s first novel Dark Divine. You can bet it is on my TBR list. Even with all of this; I am still happy to announce I came across the second cover release today.

The Lost Saint

Isn’t it beautiful. Check out more on the book here.

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Review: Legacies by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill

Legacies

Title: Legacies

By: Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill

Series: Shadow Grail Book 1

Publisher: Tor Books

My Copy: Publisher Review Copy

 

BookWhisperer Rating: three stars

Book Description:

Shadow Hunt is the first book in the Shadow Grail series.
Spirit White wasn't exactly a normal teenager; but when a freak accident left her the only survivor in her family, she found herself the legal ward of a strange boarding school and orphanage in the middle of Montana--the Oakhurst Academy--and its even stranger headmaster, Doctor Ambrosius.

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In the past I have had some trouble reading anything that was written by Mercedes Lackey; I felt that I struggle finding a connection with this authors writings. Although, I was excited and anxious to get my hands on this book and take it for a spin. Having finished I can now say that this was not the absolute best book that I have ever read. With an enjoyable storyline I did find myself able to make progression in the book, and this being a determining factor into a books rating was beneficial to this book. Legacies carries a very unique story based on the idea for Magicians and a Magic School. It is definitely not something that we have seen much of in this new rave of supernatural books. While, I can find positives to note about this book there are still several negatives that I grasped while reading. There was not a point that I felt absorbed in the story or unable to put the book down; which leads to distractions and struggles with staying focused on the story. I believe that much of this could be related to this books characters; I could not nothing truly significant about any of the characters in this story. Even concluding the story I am numb in emotion about how I personally feel about any of them, and they seem to be something that would be easy to forget after having finished the story. Although, it is not just the characters looking at the story as a whole my consistent emotion toward this book is numb. This would be way I have rated in the middle. I do not have anything totally terrible to review, but I also can not review that it was wonderful either. There already promises more to come in this series, and I can foresee myself reading the second book, but purely due to curiosity more than interest.  The curiosity would be to see if the second book had gotten any better than the first book, and to see if maybe this series will begin slow and go out with a BANG.

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Monday, July 19

Review: Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James

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Title: Beautiful Malice

By: Rebecca James

Reading Level: Adult Mystery

My Copy: Librarything Early Reviewer Copy

BookWhisperer Rating:

two stars

Book Description:

So. Were you glad, deep down? Were you glad to be rid of her? Your perfect sister? Were you secretly glad when she was killed?
Following a terrible tragedy that leaves her once-perfect family shattered, Katherine Patterson moves to a new city, starts at a new school, and looks forward to a new life of quiet anonymity.
But when Katherine meets the gregarious and beautiful Alice Parrie her resolution to live a solitary life becomes difficult. Katherine is unable resist the flattering attention that Alice pays her and is so charmed by Alice’s contagious enthusiasm that the two girls soon become firm friends. Alice’s joie de vivre is transformative; it helps Katherine forget her painful past and slowly, tentatively, Katherine allows herself to start enjoying life again.
But being friends with Alice is complicated – and as Katherine gets to know her better she discovers that although Alice can be charming and generous she can also be selfish and egocentric. Sometimes, even, Alice is cruel.
And when Katherine starts to wonder if Alice is really the kind of person she wants as a friend, she discovers something else about Alice - she doesn’t like being cast off.

reviews plate copy Beautiful Malice caught my attention from the cover to description. Winning on Librarything Early Reviewers was what I felt to be a miracle. After having tired to read this book on three separate attempts I do see myself finishing this book. While I find myself drawn to the storyline; I struggle with this particular authors writing style to the point I have to move on to something else. I find this further frustrating than just not liking a book all together. I continued to believe that I would hit a point that the storyline would be so captivating I would be over to overlook the struggle with writing, but I never hit that point and I feel that I can not waste anymore time trying to make progress with this story. Look for Beautiful Malice is an upcoming Second Chance Giveaway at www.book-whisperer.blogspot.com.

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Sunday, July 18

BookWhisperer IMM

imagesCAF730BO  In My Mailbox is a meme brought us by the Story Siren. This is a great  way for book   bloggers to preview that books they receive, and thus help add to your TBR piles. If you noticed BookWhisperer didn’t have a IMM post last week. Thus, this week is a listing of two weeks worth.

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As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

Publisher: Harper Teen (08/31/2010)

Book Description:

Ever since Viola's boyfriend broke up with her, she has spent her days silently wishing—to have someone love her again and, more importantly, to belong again—until one day she inadvertently summons a young genie out of his world and into her own. He will remain until she makes three wishes.

Jinn is anxious to return home, but Viola is terrified of wishing, afraid she will not wish for the right thing, the thing that will make her truly happy. As the two spend time together, the lines between master and servant begin to blur, and soon Jinn can't deny that he's falling for Viola. But it's only after Viola makes her first wish that she realizes she's in love with Jinn as well . . . and that if she wishes twice more, he will disappear from her life—and her world—forever.

Jackson Pearce spins a magical tale about star-crossed lovers, what it means to belong . . . and how important it is to be careful what you wish for.

 

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Chosen by Chandra Hoffman

Publisher: Harper Books (08/24/2010)

Book Description:

In Chosen, a young caseworker becomes increasingly entangled in the lives of adoptive and birth parents, with devastating results.It all begins with a fantasy: the caseworker in her "signing paperwork" charcoal suit standing alongside beaming parents cradling their adopted newborn, set against a fluorescent-lit delivery-room backdrop. It's this blissful picture that keeps Chloe Pinter, director of the Chosen Child's domestic-adoption program, happy while juggling the high demands of her boss and the incessant needs of both adoptive and biological parents.But the very job that offers her refuge from her turbulent personal life and Portland's winter rains soon becomes a battleground involving three very different couples: the Novas, well-off college sweethearts who suffered fertility problems but are now expecting their own baby; the McAdoos, a wealthy husband and desperate wife for whom adoption is a last chance; and Jason and Penny, an impoverished couple who have nothing—except the baby everyone wants. When a child goes missing, dreams dissolve into nightmares, and everyone is forced to examine what he or she really wants and where it all went wrong.Told from alternating points of view, Chosen reveals the desperate nature of desire across social backgrounds and how far people will go to get the one thing they think will be the answer.

 

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Over The Moon by Chandra Hoffman

Publisher: Tate Publishing (07/27/2010)

Book Description:

"When seventeen-year-old Tiana moves to Hurricane, Utah, her comfortable world is turned upside down as she traverses the rough waters of adjusting to a small town and new school. Her father insists they were supposed to move here for some unknown, important purpose, and the voice in her head tells her not to argue. After resigning herself to being a miserable outcast, Tiana finds that she is not only accepted by most of the students at her new high school but is also the recipient of unwelcome attention from the opposite sex. But then she meets the mysterious Andrew Martin and is soon Over the Moon crazy about him. Andrew seems to be the perfect boyfriend: protective, tender, good with her parents, and a fabulous kisser. But he also has a few unusual qualities: an intuitiveness that borders on mind reading, a touch that seems to heal, and almost superhuman strength. Tiana marvels at his talents but doesn't seriously consider the implications until she can no longer ignore the clues: Andrew does not belong on Earth. When Andrew admits his true identity, Tiana enters a world previously unknown to her and is plunged into mortal danger as it is Andrew's sworn duty to combat evil, extraterrestrial villains who wish to invade Earth and enslave mankind. Join Diane Daniels for a romantic adventure in Over the Moon, which will take you to a world where the impossible comes to life."

 

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Romeo & Juliet & Vampires by Claudia Gabel

Publisher: Harper Teen (08/31/2010)

Book Description:

"You are deluded, Romeo. Vampires do not have the capability to love. They are heartless."
The Capulets and the Montagues have some deep and essential differences. Blood differences. Of course, the Capulets can escape their vampire fate, and the Montagues can try not to kill their undead enemies. But at the end of the day, their blood feud is unstoppable. So it's really quite a problem when Juliet, a vampire-to-be, and Romeo, the human who should be hunting her, fall desperately in love. What they don't realize is how deadly their love will turn out to be—or what it will mean for their afterlives. . . .
This riotous twist on the ultimate tale of forbidden romance is simply to die for.

 

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No and Me by Delphine De  Vigan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Books (08/03/2010)

Book Description:

Parisian teenager Lou has an IQ of 160, OCD tendencies, and a mother who has suffered from depression for years. But Lou is about to change her life—and that of her parents—all because of a school project about homeless teens. While doing research, Lou meets No, a teenage girl living on the streets. As their friendship grows, Lou bravely asks her parents if No can live with them, and is astonished when they agree. No’s presence forces Lou’s family to come to terms with a secret tragedy. But can this shaky, newfound family continue to live together when No’s own past comes back to haunt her?
Winner of the prestigious Booksellers’ Prize in France, No and Me is a timely and thought-provoking novel about homelessness that has far-reaching appeal.

 

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Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Librarything Early Reviewer

Book Description:

Parisian teenager Lou has an IQ of 160, OCD tendencies, and a mother who has suffered from depression for years. But Lou is about to change her life—and that of her parents—all because of a school project about homeless teens. While doing research, Lou meets No, a teenage girl living on the streets. As their friendship grows, Lou bravely asks her parents if No can live with them, and is astonished when they agree. No’s presence forces Lou’s family to come to terms with a secret tragedy. But can this shaky, newfound family continue to live together when No’s own past comes back to haunt her?
Winner of the prestigious Booksellers’ Prize in France, No and Me is a timely and thought-provoking novel about homelessness that has far-reaching appeal.

 

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Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian

Publisher: Push Books (09/01/2010)

Book Description:

Natalie Sterling wants to be in control. She wants her friends to be loyal. She wants her classmates to elect her student council president. She wants to find the right guy, not the usual jerk her school has to offer. She wants a good reputation, because she believes that will lead to good things.

But life is messy, and it's very hard to be in control of it. Not when there are freshman girls running around in a pack, trying to get senior guys to sleep with them. Not when your friends have secrets they're no longer comfortable sharing. Not when the boy you once dismissed ends up being the boy you want to sleep with yourself - but only in secret, with nobody ever finding out.

Slut or saint? Winner or loser? Natalie is getting tired of these forced choices - and is now going to find a way to live life in the sometimes messy, sometimes wonderful in-between.

 

esperanza Esperanza by Trish MacGregor

Publisher: Tor Books

Book Description:

Tess Livingston met Ian Ritter at a roadside stop high in the Andes, waiting for a bus to the mysterious town of Esperanza.Tess is an FBI agent who remembers being on the track of a group of international counterfeiters. But she doesn’t remember booking a trip to Esperanza. Ian is a journalist who was planning to vacation to the Galapagos Islands. He, too, isn’t quite sure why he has a ticket to Esperanza. Their meeting will change their lives forever. For they have been brought together because they hold the key in a mystical war between the kind spirits of the dead who guard humanity, and the hungry ghosts who exist only to possess living human bodies, and return however briefly to life.In the midst of this war, Tess and Ian will find a love that can transcend time, and a cause that not even death will overcome.

dreams of the dead The Waking: Dreams of the Dead by Thomas Randall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Books (09/29/2009)

Book Description:

Kara’s afraid to go to sleepuntil the nightmares come when she’s awake . . . .
Sixteen-year-old Kara Foster is an outsider in Japan, but is doing her best to fit at the private school where her father is teaching English for the year. Fortunately she’s befriended by Sakura, a fellow outsider struggling to make sense of her sister’s unsolved murder some months ago. No one seems to care about the beautiful girl who was so brutally murdered, and the other students go on as if nothing has happened. Unfortunately, the calm doesn’t last for long. Kara begins to have nightmares, and soon other students in the school turn up dead, viciously attacked by someone . . . or something. Is Sakura getting back at those she thinks are responsible for her sister’s death? Or has her dead sister come back to take revenge for herself?

This first book in a frightening new trilogy will have teens glued the page and scared to go to sleep.

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You by Charles Benoit

Publisher: Harper Teen (09/01/2010)

Book Description:

A note from the author:
It's easy to forget that we spend our early teens afraid. We're afraid of fitting in, standing out, or being ignored. We worry that we'll never get a date, never get into college, and never amount to anything. Just like everyone predicts.
It's also easy to discount these fears. Looking back, it seems impossible that we would have stayed awake all night worrying about what someone else thought of our clothes or that we ever doubted our abilities, our potential. But that's only because we know how the story ends.
I wanted to write a book that started with these fears as givens, bottling them in tight and capping them off with that artificial indifference genetically required of all teens. Kyle Chase is not a bad kid. He's not a good kid, either. He's a typical kid. He's any kid. And, at one point in your life, he was you.

Review: and Falling, fly by Skyler White

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Title: and Falling, fly

By: Skyler White

Genre: Adult Dark Fantasy

Publisher: Berkley Books

My Copy: Won in Giveaway

BookWhisperer Rating:    one star

Book Description:

An edgy, erotic blend of fantasy and romance-from a debut author whose star is on the rise.
In a dark and seedy underground of burned-out rock stars and angels- turned-vampires, a revolutionary neuroscientist and a fallen angel must pit medicine against mythology in an attempt to erase their tortured pasts...but at what cost?
Olivia, vampire and fallen angel of desire, is hopeless...and damned. Since the fall from Eden, she has hungered for love, but fed only on desire. Dominic O'Shaughnessy is a neuroscientist plagued by impossible visions. When his research and her despair collide at L'OtelMathillide- a subterranean hell of beauty, demons, and dreams-rationalist and angel unite in a clash of desire and damnation that threatens to destroy them both.

reviews plate copy and Falling, fly was BookWhisperer first attempt at a Dark Fantasy Novel. My chance at this was granted as a winner in a giveaway contest. This is a debuting novel that I have been anxious to attempt. Regretfully, it was not everything that I hoped it would be. I found this story to have a mediocre story line that I struggled with enjoying from the start. I had such high hopes for the story based upon the book description, but as a addicted young adult fiction lover, this book seemed to take exotic to a whole new level and did not hold my interest. I do not anticipate gearing my reading goals told Dark Fantasy books in the future. This seems to be a genre that I feel would be best reviewed by another. I truly hate having to review books that I find less to no enjoyment, and to sum it up in little words this is not the book for me.

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Review: Forget You by Jennifer Echols

Title: Forget You
By: Jennifer Echols
Reading Level: Young Adult Romance
Publisher: MTV Books Imprint of Simon and Schuster
My Copy: Early Review Copy
BookWhisperer Rating:
Five Stars

Book Description:
WHY CAN'T YOU CHOOSE WHAT YOU FORGET...AND WHAT YOU REMEMBER?



There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four-year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about her mom’s nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. With her life about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she’s the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon.


But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there’s one thing she can’t remember at all—the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug—of all people—suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them? Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her. Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life—a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug.

Echols is the queen of light and easy reads that will race readers through her pages of her spell binding romances. I love reading all of Jennifer Echols books; which makes her one of my most favorite authors. Each and every one of her stories is submerged in deep heartfelt emotion that is a breeze to read and love. Forget You was a little more provocative than most of the Echols books that I have read, but it was not unwarranted and fit into this story perfectly. A master creator of characters brings the excellence of this book to a whole new level. This is a story that will hold your attention long past the last page. As a whole this is a story and intense story with many twists and turns. Echols use of assumption in novels is very impressive; the way she utilizes assumption in her story is absolutely astounding; she creates a situation that will leave readers questioning the characters motives and adding to the intensity of story. This should be a must read for any romance lover, and with Echols being the author it promises to be a favorite.

**Special Thanks to MTV Books for the review copy of this book

Saturday, July 17

BWB Review: Blood Song by Cat Adams

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blood song Title: Blood Song

By: Cat Adams

Series: Blood Singer Series

Publisher: Tor Book (June 8th, 2010)

Special Thanks to Publisher for Advanced Reader Copy

BookWhisperer Rating:

four stars

Book Description:

Bodyguard Celia Graves plies her trade in a world where vampires roam the alleys of Tinseltown and movie stars openly practice witchcraft., where streetcorner psychics have real powers and cops use memory enhancement spells on witnesses. Though she’s an ordinary human, Celia uses street smarts and charmed weapons to protect the rich and famous from mortal and supernatural threats.
She’s landed a plum job, protecting the Prince of a small but politically vital nation while he tours Los Angeles’s least savory hot spots. What should be a routine assignment goes badly wrong. Attacked by a master vampire, Celia knows she is about to die.
She’s startled to awaken on a cold metal table in a university lab. Celia Graves has become an Abomination, neither fully mortal nor fully vampire. Her “master” is hunting her, to destroy her or finish what his bite began. She’s accused of murder and the cops aren’t sure whether she should be locked up or staked. And then there’s the demon she glimpsed during the vampire attack . . . .
Struggling to cope with her new powers and trying not to terrify everyone she meets with a flash of fang, Celia reaches out for help from her once (and future?) lover, who is a powerful mage; his warrior-priest brother; a handsome werewolf who keeps his lupine nature concealed from the world; an elderly clairvoyant, and one trustworthy cop.
Celia Graves has three days to save the world, her sanity, and her soul.

reviews plate copyBlood Song was an action packed Urban Fantasy novel that will keep the readers guessing. I have never encountered a novel with such a wide array of supernatural world included in a single book. Adams has managed creating a story that of depth, but without bogging down the story allowing it to a very enjoyable read.

Celia Graves is a very exciting heroine that is not only a kick ass girl, but Adams also allows for a past and softer side of this character. This is something not found in many books that allows the reader to really know the main character inside and out. This is by far not a romance book, but for the romance lovers it is still there. You will not find a strong single connection in this story, but it is obvious that this author has major plans for this series.  With a story including a numerous amount of key players, Adams impressed me by having a story that was so clearly defined and easy to follow. Tread easy though this is not a predictable author, and just when readers think they have it all laid out she has packed bullets that are never seen coming. 

This was the BookWhisperer first encounter with the author Cat Adams, and it was not wasted here. This is definitely an author to follow. Having learned after reading Blood Song that this author has other series you can be on the lookout for more from this author here. Adams carries a very light hearted and humorous tone in her writing that is easily enjoyable. Although, don’t underestimate the story line has been carefully mastered story that will enthuse not only that easy readers, as well as, the die hard story line addicts. Resulting in a story that readers easily jump into without much thought.

Blood Song cover is very simplistic, but yet a immediate eye catcher. Dark and mysterious is the cover here, and I find it perfectly fitting to this wonderful storyline. I look forward to seeing what the remainder of this series has to offer. Book 2 Siren Song is scheduled for release September 2010. I will be anxiously awaiting take a dive and see what you think?

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Thursday, July 15

BookWhisperer Teasers

Here is another Book Trailer Teaser to grab your attention..

The Thirteenth Chime

Thirteenth Chime by Emma Michaels

Publisher: Bokheim Publishing

Release Date: August 13th, 2010

Book Description:

No one knew of its existence until it was removed from the attic upstairs.

In a beautiful house that overlooks the sea, an antique clock has the power to change the course of their lives.

The power the clock resonates will not only force Destiny and ex-boyfriend David on a journey into the depths of one man's mind long dead, but into the mind of a man filled with hatred and bent on revenge.

With the only clues to the nature of the clock having disappeared into the sea, Destiny and David must retrace the steps the man had taken into the darkness, before they fall prey to the trap he had set in motion over half a century ago.

Hatred never dies.

 

Check out more here at the author’s awesome website

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