Thursday, July 28, 2016

Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick


Published: November 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 400
Copy Provided by: Library
Summary: Goodreads

Summary:
A teen is forced to make a fresh start after witnessing a violent crime—but love and danger find her anyway in this novel from Becca Fitzpatrick, the New York Times bestselling author of the Hush, Hush saga.

Stella Gordon is not her real name. Thunder Basin, Nebraska, is not her real home. This is not her real life.

After witnessing a lethal crime, Stella Gordon is sent to the middle of nowhere for her own safety before she testifies against the man she saw kill her mother’s drug dealer.

But Stella was about to start her senior year with the boyfriend she loves. How can she be pulled away from the only life she knows and expected to start a new one in Nebraska? Stella chafes at her protection and is rude to everyone she meets. She’s not planning on staying long, so why be friendly? Then she meets Chet Falconer and it becomes harder to keep her guard up, even as her guilt about having to lie to him grows.

As Stella starts to feel safer, the real threat to her life increases—because her enemies are actually closer than she thinks…

Review:
I was so excited for this one because I really enjoyed the Hush Hush series and it is great to see Becca Fitzpatrick take on another genre.  Black Ice was enjoyable and I liked the thrill factor as well.  Plus, I liked these stand alone titles.  Being committed to a series relationship is a nice change.

So Stella...she has no idea who to trust and there are so many people who seem to be reaching out to her so that they can help.  When she starts to live with her new guardian, she is totally disrespectful but she eventually comes around and begins to see what living with a proper adult is like. As for her real mom...Wow!  With a parental figure like that, it is hard to believe that Stella wasn't headed down the wrong tracks.

The entire novel takes you down a very suspenseful road into a witness protection program where you think the witness is safe...but is she really? I felt like I was on a high speed train but unfortunately, it braked a little bit too quickly for me.  I liked it but didn't love it.  It was a good read but not worth taking up my precious bookshelf space. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday - The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E Pearson






Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine,  that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating or books that are in our TBR pile.  This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is


Summary (by Goodreads)

Lia and Rafe have escaped Venda and the path before them is winding and dangerous - what will happen now? This third and final book in The Remnant Chronicles is not to be missed.

Bestselling author Mary E. Pearson's combination of intrigue, suspense, romance and action make this a riveting page turner for teens.

This is Book #3 of the Remnant Chronicles.  This series has been on my radar for a little while and it might be about time to jump in and read it since the 3rd installment comes out in August. GORGEOUS covers.  Mary E Pearson has been an author I have been meaning to read for years...I must learn to read faster to get further down my TBR list!!
- Christinabean

Monday, July 25, 2016

Stacking the Shelves




Stacking the Shelves allows us to share the books we have added to our collections - physical, virtual, borrowed, bought or received


I received a great deal with Audible to try out a couple audiobooks for a couple bucks. This was one of my picks. I love listening to it while I'm cooking or doing my hair in the mornings. I have been waiting for this title to come out and I'm SO EXCITED to be trying a new medium. 
- Christinabean

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday - A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess






Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine,  that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating or books that are in our TBR pile.  This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is



Summary (by Goodreads)

Henrietta Howel can burst into flames.
Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she's shocked when instead of being executed, she's invited to train as one of Her Majesty's royal sorcerers.

Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.

But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one.
As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city--and the one she loves?

Exhilarating and gripping, Jessica Cluess's spellbinding fantasy introduces Henrietta Howel, a powerful, unforgettable heroine, and an entertaining world filled with magic, monsters, and mayhem.
 

There have been a lot of titles recently about kingdoms and secret abilities.  It will be interesting to see how this one fares.  It does not come out until September!
- Christinabean

Monday, July 11, 2016

Stacking the Shelves




Stacking the Shelves allows us to share the books we have added to our collections - physical, virtual, borrowed, bought or received



I picked these two up at a used book store over the weekend!  Can't wait to read them!  What's on your shelf this week? 
- Christinabean
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