As I mentioned in one of my reviews I took a little break from the blogging world to go explore the great outdoors and while enjoying all that outdoorsy awesomeness I read. I read a lot. But then again I always read a lot so that is really nothing special. I love sharing all my reads with you guys but it can be a little overwhelming to try to come up with detailed, and hopefully exciting and entertaining reviews for every book I read. Now, I have given you 3 in-depth reviews of books I read on my adventure. I read 4 more that I would love to share with you. So in an effort to share without overwhelming myself I have come up with the short and sweet, abridged review system. It includes my star rating of the book, the books cover and, synopsis and links for buying it and adding it on Goodreads and, the release date if it is an ARC or galley copy.
by K.B. Laugheed
Coming September 24, 2013
A fiery frontier woman falls deeply in love with her Native American captor on an epic journey
The thirteenth child conceived of miserable Irish exiles, Katie O’Toole dreams of a different life. Little does she know that someone far away is dreaming of her.
In 1747, savages raid her family home, and seventeen-year-old Katie is taken captive. Syawa and Hector have been searching for her, guided by Syawa’s dreams. A young Holyman, Syawa believes Katie is the subject of his Vision: the Creature of Fire and Ice, destined to bring a great gift to his people. Despite her flaming hair and ice-blue eyes, Katie is certain he is mistaken, but faced with returning to her family, she agrees to join them. She soon discovers that in order to fulfill Syawa’s Vision, she must first become his Spirit Keeper, embarking on an epic journey that will change her life—and heart—forever.
Buy through Liberty Bay Books: The Spirit Keeper.
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by Gregg Olsen
In this action-packed thriller sequel to Envy, foreign exchange student Olivia Grant is stabbed to death after a party–and the prime suspect is her best friend. As twins Hayley and Taylor Ryan get pulled into the aftermath of this Amanda Knox-like crime, they realize nothing is what it seems. Could it be betrayal of the ultimate kind?
Betrayal features real-life crime-solving techniques, heart-stopping suspense, plenty of red herrings, hard-hitting ethical questions, and information about the Amanda Knox case that inspired the novel. As the crime unravels, so does the twins’ past…and they must face off against a family member who may unexpectedly have carried out the worst betrayal of all.
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Hold Me Closer, Necromancer
by Lish McBride
Sam leads a pretty normal life. He may not have the most exciting job in the world, but he’s doing all right—until a fast food prank brings him to the attention of Douglas, a creepy guy with an intense violent streak.
Turns out Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead for cash and sees potential in Sam. Then Sam discovers he’s a necromancer too, but with strangely latent powers. And his worst nightmare wants to join forces . . . or else.
With only a week to figure things out, Sam needs all the help he can get. Luckily he lives in Seattle, which has nearly as many paranormal types as it does coffee places. But even with newfound friends, will Sam be able to save his skin?
Buy through Liberty Bay Books: Hold Me Closer, Necromancer
by Kiki Hamilton
London 1872 –
A bloody escape, a deadly threat, a shocking revelation…
As an orphan who stole the Queen’s ring – only to find the ring was a reservoir that held a truce between the world of Faerie and the British Court – Tiki’s greatest fear suddenly becomes all too real: the fey have returned to London seeking revenge. As war escalates in the Otherworld, Queen Victoria’s youngest son, Prince Leopold, is attacked. In order to protect her family and those she loves, Tiki needs to know the meaning of an fáinne sí, the birthmark that winds around her wrist. But will she be brave enough to face the truth?
Buy through Liberty Bay Books: The Torn Wing.
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