Category Archives: Kelley Armstrong

5 New Covers (Armstrong, Howrey, Jones, Meyer, Vincent)

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6 New Covers (Armstrong, Ewing, Grant, Howrey, Lunetta, McGee)

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Kelley Armstrong: MISSING: 18th April 2017: Buy (US)
Viola Carr: THE DASTARDLY MISS LIZZIE: 18th April 2017: Buy (US)
Cassandra Rose Clarke: FOUR SISTERS: 21st March 2017: Buy (US)
Kathy Hepinstall: THE BOOK OF POLLY: 14th March 2017: Buy (US)
Meg Howrey: THE WANDERERS: 14th March 2017: Buy (US)
Demitria Lunetta: BAD BLOOD: 14th March 2017: Buy (US)
Kelly Meding: ORACLE: 18th July 2016: Buy (US)
Carrie Mesrobian: JUST A GIRL: 28th March 2017: Buy (US)
Tiffany Reisz: THE NIGHT MARK: 28th March 2017: Buy (US)
Rachel Vincent: 100 HOURS: 28th March 2017: Buy (US)

Now Available for US Pre-Order

Kelley Armstrong: CITY OF THE LOST (paperback): 14th March 2017: Buy (US)
Cyn Balog: BURNED: 1st August 2016: Buy (US)
Karen Bao: DOVE EXILED (paperback): 3rd January 2017: Buy (US)
Rhoda Belleza: EMPRESS OF A THOUSAND SKIES: 7th February 2017: Buy (US)
Jenna Black: NIGHTSTRUCK (paperback): 21st March 2017: Buy (US)
Melissa Landers: STARFLIGHT (paperback): 3rd January 2017: Buy (US)
Kass Morgan: REBELLION: 6th December 2016: Buy (US)
An Na: THE MIDDLE PLACE: 28th March 2017: Buy (US)
Parker Peevyhouse: WHERE FUTURES END (paperback): 7th February 2017: Buy (US)
Veronica Roth: CARVE THE MARK: 17th January 2017: Buy (US)
Rachel Vincent: SPECTACLE: 28th March 2017: Buy (US)

5 New Covers (Armstrong, Balog, Bickle, McGee, Tremblay)

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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] Forsaken – Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong
Forsaken (Otherworld, Novella)
Subterranean (US: 31st January 2015)
Buy (US Kindle Edition) Buy (US Hardcover) Buy (UK Kindle Edition) Buy (UK Hardcover) Buy (CA Kindle Edition) Buy (CA Hardcover) Buy (Worldwide)

I kind of don’t think of these novellas as canon. Subterranean Press geo-blocks Australia from the eBooks and the print editions are so expensive that I’ve only been able to read a few of them via the library. Thus I’ve skipped some novellas, and obviously missed important events (such as involving the Australian Pack). And a continuing plotline is still not over by the end of Forsaken.

Elena and Clay have twins that are growing up, and I’m happy for them, but why do kids in fiction always have to be so precocious? The first half of the novella is about a kid in peril, and the second half is about kids helping to save the day. Forsaken just didn’t work for me. Maybe readers with kids will enjoy it more.