Friday, January 29, 2016

Pawn of the Phoenix by Jamie McLachlan

Title: Pawn of the Phoenix (The Memory Collector #2)
Author: Jamie McLachlan
Publisher: Penner Publishing
Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Abuse, Romance
Publication: February 09, 2016

My Rating: 5/5

Source: Publisher 

Braxton, 1903.
The serial killer known only as the Phoenix continues to roam the streets and a new victim falls prey. For Moira and Detective Keenan Edwards, still on the hunt for the Phoenix, the rules have changed. The killer remains beyond their grasp.

Moira is willing to give into her fierce attraction to Keenan. However, the detective proves to be more reluctant despite a moment of heated passion. Then discovery of a secret Keenan never planned to share creates an unwelcome rift between the new lovers.

Keenan isn’t the only one hiding something. In this continuation of the Memory Collector series, Moira makes a startling disclosure about her past. This revelation will not only test the boundaries of love, but might also prove to be the clue that will finally unravel the mystery of the Phoenix.

Monday, January 25, 2016

A Duchess in Name by Amanda Weaver

Title: A Duchess in Name (The Grantham Girls #1)
Author: Amanda Weaver
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Publication: January 18, 2016

My Rating: 2.5/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Victoria Carson never expected love. An American heiress and graduate of Lady Grantham's finishing school, she's been groomed since birth to marry an English title—the grander the better. So when the man chosen for her, the forbidding Earl of Dunnley, seems to hate her on sight, she understands that it can't matter. Love can have no place in this arrangement.

Andrew Hargrave has little use for his title and even less for his cold, disinterested parents. Determined to make his own way, he's devoted to his life in Italy working as an archaeologist. Until the collapse of his family's fortune drags him back to England to a marriage he never wanted and a woman he doesn't care to know.

Wild attraction is an unwanted complication for them both, though it forms the most fragile of bonds. Their marriage of convenience isn't so intolerable after all—but it may not be enough when the deception that bound them is finally revealed.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death #1 by Amy Chu, Clay Mann

Title: Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death #1 
Author: Amy Chu, Clay Mann
Publisher: DC Comics
Genre: Comic
Publication: January 20, 2016

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Life. Death. Poison Ivy has power over both. But can she keep her friends and hold down a regular job at the same time? As Dr. Pamela Isley, she joins the prestigious plant sciences department at Gotham Botanical Gardens, but things quickly get complicated when a fellow scientist is murdered and it looks like the work of Ivy. Don’t miss the start of this new 6-issue miniseries!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Henchgirl by Rita Stradling

Title: Henchgirl
Author: Rita Stradling
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publication: January 12, 2016

My Rating: 4/5

Source: NetGalley

The children of dragons and humans, the dracons, control eighty percent of the world’s governments. Humans worldwide are either subservient or prey. On the small vacation island of Mabi, humans call for war.

Sixteen year old Dakota Kekoa lives a double life. By day, she pretends to be a human to infiltrate Mabi Academy, a 'human's only' high-school. At night, she works as a henchman for her draconic mafia family, utilizing her ability to steal and manipulate emotions.

When Dakota’s human friend is kidnapped, she takes on the mission to find her. This is not just any mission though; she is diving head first into the escalating conflict between humans and dracons. As more girls disappear and some are discovered dead, Dakota realizes her first honorable mission may also be her last.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Scream Queens - Season 1

I don't watch too many TV shows to be honest, but there are a few that I've been following which have been great, one of them being Scream Queens. I also watch American Horror Story, so you can see why I'd be interested in this. Just take a little bit of gore and horror, and mix them together with some comedy. Perfection.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Stacking the Shelves #5

Hi guys! :) I haven't been able to read or even request that many books lately, since I started an internship very recently. But I still got some pretty cool stuff these past few weeks that I wanted to share with you :D

Stacking the Shelves is a meme made by Team Tynga’s Reviews, this is the description:

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page! (

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A Biltmore Christmas by Diane Ashley, Sylvia Barnes, Rhonda Gibson, Jeri Odell

Title: A Biltmore Christmas
Author: Diane Ashley, Sylvia Barnes, Rhonda Gibson, Jeri Odell
Publisher: Barbour Books
Genre: Historical Fiction, Holiday, Christian, Romance
Publication: January 01, 2011

My Rating: 3/5

Explore the luxuries of America’s largest home through the eyes of the fiction Bradford sisters. Having been orphaned, they each secure work and lodging at the Biltmore estate. Charity, a laundress; Peggy, an assistant cook, Selma, a chambermaid; and Melissa, a stable “boy” each experience adventures in employment and romance that culminate at Christmastime when the Vanderbilts’ hospitality is at its grandest level.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Mr. Darcy's Refuge: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by Abigail Reynolds

Title: Mr. Darcy's Refuge: A Pride & Prejudice Variation
Author: Abigail Reynolds
Publisher: White Soup Press
Genre: Historical Fiction, Regency, Retelling
Publication: September 01, 2012

My Rating: 3/5

Trapped for three days by a flood, and trapped forever by society because of it…. 

The river isn't the only thing overflowing in Hunsford when a natural disaster forces Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy to work together. The residents of flood-stricken Hunsford, seeking refuge in the parsonage atop the hill, are unaware they are interrupting Darcy's disastrous proposal. Even worse, the flood has washed out the only bride to Rosings Park, stranding Darcy with the woman who has just refused his offer of marriage. But it may already be too late to redeem Elizabeth’s reputation….

In this Pride & Prejudice variation, the lane dividing the Hunsford parsonage from Rosings Park has been replaced by one of the flood-prone Kentish rivers. The storms are real – the spring of 1811 was remarkable for numerous thunderstorms in Southeast England.

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