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April 2016 Reads

Took me 11 days into May, but I managed to review every book bar one, of which I only wrote a paragraph (see below).

Francesca Haig: The Map of Bones: 4 stars: Review
Cyn Balog: Dead River: 3 stars
Kelley Armstrong: Forsaken: 3 stars: Review
Meg Cabot: Proposal: 3 stars: Review
Cassie Alexander: Bloodshifted: 4 stars: Review
Sara Zarr: Story of a Girl: 3 stars: Review
Lisa Tucker: The Promised World: 3 stars: Review
Sylvia Day: One with You: 2 stars: Review

DEAD RIVER
CONTENT WARNING: Suicide and suicidal attempts. Grief. Drowning. Murder. I’d forgot this was paranormal, and went in expecting a contemporary thriller. A teen girl hates camping and the outdoors, yet still agrees to on a white water rafting weekend with her boyfriend, her best friend, and a tag-along. It does not go well. She falls out, drowns, but is rescued by a guy who’s…a ghost or something. And there’s this other ghost, and it’s all very confusing and nonsensical. But the only way the girl can access the ghostworld – namely the ghost of her dead mother – is by drowning. Yes, it gets a bit suicidal. The rafting is interesting, and the grief regarding her mother is relatable, but the paranormal element is a fail, and that epilogue is ugh.

[REVIEW] Bloodshifted – Cassie Alexander

Cassie Alexander
Bloodshifted (Edie Spence, Book 5)
Macmillan St. Martin’s (US: 1st July 2014)
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With Bloodshifted, one of my favourite urban fantasy series comes to an end. Well, you can imagine Edie going on to have many more adventures – the baby’s not even born yet – but the publisher decided not to continue with it. If you’re looking for more of Cassie Alexander’s work, though, she self-publishes erotic fiction.

One of the major drawcards to this series is that Edie Spence is a nurse. I like learning about medical things, so the hospital setting of Y4 is a winner. The location changes, though, with Edie’s most recent adventure on a cruise ship.

Now she’s living underground with vampires to protect her until the baby is born. The head vampire owns a nightclub, of course, but even this trope isn’t boring with Cassie Alexander’s storytelling prowess. And it’s always cool to read about a “mad science” lab.

The best part of the novel: DIY surgery with a plastic bag and a straw. Impressed the hell out of me!

If you’re looking for a thoroughly enjoyable five-book urban fantasy series, begin with Nightshifted, and have a great time.

Now Available for US Pre-Order

Mario Acevedo: RESCUE FROM PLANET PLEASURE: 3rd May 2015: Buy (US)
Cassie Alexander: BOXSET: THE HAUNTED, THE HUNTED, THE HATED: 28th April 2015: Buy (US)
Madeline Ashby: COMPANY TOWN: 16th February 2016: Buy (US)
Laura Bickle: MERCURY RETROGRADE: 27th October 2015: Buy (US)
Jessica Brody: UNCHANGED (paperback): 23rd February 2016: Buy (US)
Allie Brosh: SOLUTIONS AND OTHER PROBLEMS: 27th October 2015: Buy (US)
Megan Crewe: A SKY UNBROKEN: 13th October 2015: Buy (US)
Debra Driza: REDEMPTION: 23rd February 2016: Buy (US)
Jordana Frankel: THE WARD (paperback): 19th January 2016: Buy (US)
Jordana Frankel: THE ISLE: 19th January 2016: Buy (US)
Colleen Hoover: MAYBE NOT (paperback): 22nd December 2015: Buy (US)
Krissy Kneen: EATING MY GRANDMOTHER: 1st July 2015: Buy (US)
Caragh M. O’Brien: THE VAULT OF DREAMERS (paperback): 16th February 2016: Buy (US)
Caragh M. O’Brien: THE RULE OF MIRRORS: 16th February 2016: Buy (US)
Jennifer Rush: REBORN (paperback): 12th January 2016: Buy (US)
Kim Savage: AFTER THE WOODS: 23rd February 2016: Buy (US)
Megan Shepherd: A COLD LEGACY (paperback): 26th January 2016: Buy (US)
Maggie Stiefvater: THE RAVEN KING: 1st March 2016: Buy (US)

Now Available for US Pre-Order

Cassie Alexander: The HATED: 1st February 2015: Buy (US)
Kelley Armstrong: THE MASKED TRUTH: 13th October 2015: Buy (US)
Holly Black: BLACK HEART (mass market paperback): 24th November 2015: Buy (US)
Melinda Braun: STRANDED: 25th August 2015: Buy (US)
Jessica Brody, Marissa Meyer, Caragh M. O’Brien, et al: FIERCE READS: KISSES AND CURSES: 19th May 2015: Buy (US)
Viola Carr: TENFOLD MORE WICKED: 27th October 2015: Buy (US)
Cassandra Rose Clarke: OUR LADY OF THE ICE: 27th October 2015: Buy (US)
Debra Driza: REDEMPTION: 27th October 2015: Buy (US)
Becca Fitzpatrick: untitled novel: 10th November 2015: Buy (US)
Mira Grant: SYMBIONT (paperback): 13th October 2015: Buy (US)
Claudia Gray: TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU: 3rd November 2015: Buy (US)
R. C. Lewis: SPINNING STARLIGHT: 6th October 2015: Buy (US)
Marie Lu: PRODIGY: COLLECTOR’S EDITION: 6th February 2015: Buy (US)
Richelle Mead: THE RUBY CIRCLE (paperback): 13th October 2015: Buy (US)
Richelle Mead: SOUNDLESS: 17th November 2015: Buy (US)
Scott Westerfeld: AFTERWORLDS (paperback): 29th September 2015: Buy (US)

February 2015 Releases

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Cassie Alexander: THE HUNTED: 1st October 2014: Buy (US)
Sean Cummings: THE NORTH (paperback): 29th September 2014: Buy (US)
Katelyn Detweiler: IMMACULATE: 26th May 2015: Buy (US)
Jenny Martin: TRACKED: 5th May 2015: Buy (US)
Stephanie Oakes: THE SECRET LIES OF MINNOW BLY: 9th June 2015: Buy (US)
Beth Revis: THE BODY ELECTRIC (Special Edition) (paperback): 6th October 2014: Buy (US)
Carrie Ryan: DAUGHTER OF DEEP SILENCE: 2nd June 2015: Buy (US)
Anna Schumacher: END TIMES (paperback): 5th May 2015: Buy (US)
Anna Schumacher: CHILDREN OF THE EARTH: 2nd June 2015: Buy (US)
Jessica Spotswood: SISTERS’ FATE (paperback): 5th May 2015: Buy (US)
Danielle Vega: THE MERCILESS (paperback): 9th June 2015: Buy (US)
Danielle Vega: SURVIVE THE NIGHT: 7th July 2015: Buy (US)

3rd October 2014 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Cassie Alexander
The Hunted (Sleeping with Monsters, Book 2)
Argus Industrial (US: 1st October 2014)
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As a call girl, Samantha never hoped for a happily ever after until she met Vincent. It didn’t matter that he was a mobster; for seven years their life was perfect – then he was betrayed and brutally gunned down by other members of the family. Now she’s on the run for her life, and the only thing she has to remember Vincent by is a silver locket with the phone number of a stranger folded inside. Max is a queer mountain man – and a werewolf. For seven years he’s been living off the grid in exile after his pack threatened his then-boyfriend Vincent’s life. But when Vincent’s dying wishes send the beautiful Samantha to him for protection from the family, he knows what he has to do – honour his dead alpha’s wishes and keep her safe, no matter what. In her grief, Samantha’s willing to do anything to get revenge, which Max tries to talk her out of – until he realises his old pack was complicit in Vincent’s death. Then he’s as eager as she is – but they only have each other against the pack. Is she strong enough to mate with him? And if she is, is he strong enough to kill them all?

October 2014 Releases

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September 2014 Releases

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16th July 2014 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Cassie Alexander
The Haunted (Sleeping with Monsters, Book 1)
Argus Industrial (US: 14th July 2014)
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Daphne Vance’s life is perfect – she’s a beautiful, devoted wife, and her husband has just bought her a vast countryside estate to start their family in. But when her husband leaves on a business trip, it doesn’t feel like she’s alone in the mansion – she can feel eyes watching her, and hot hands trailing up her thighs. The domineering spirit of the mansion’s former owner is still present – and when she discovers her husband cheating on her, she doesn’t want to resist the Master anymore…