February 19, 2014

Wednesday Wishes

This is a heads up. Yesterday I posted Bonds of Justice, a Psy-Changeling book, and it kind of signals that I’m finally posting all of my Psy-Changeling reviews! The biggest thing is that I need to get all of my reviews up so I can finally get all of my reviews links together.

What can I say I’m a bit OCD that way.

Now let’s drool at some yummy books!

 Under the Moon by Natalie. J Damschroder

underthemoonGet it: Amazon | Goodreads
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Goddesses Rising, book 1

Their power gives them strength...and makes them targets.
Quinn Caldwell is the epitome of a modern goddess. Her power source is the moon, her abilities restricted only by physical resources and lunar phase. She runs a consulting business and her father's bar, serves on the board of the ancient Society for Goddess Education and Defense, and yearns for Nick Jarrett, professional goddess protector and the soul mate she can never have.
But someone has developed the rare and difficult ability to drain a goddess of her powers, and Quinn is a target. With the world thinking Nick has gone rogue (whatever that means) and that Quinn is influenced by "family ties" she didn't know she had, keeping themselves safe while working to find the enemy proves harder each day.

But not as hard as denying their hearts...

Actually the second book, Sunroper, is what caught my eye. After reading the synopsis I thought it would be a good idea to get my hands on book 2.

Mortal by Sarah J. Maas

nocover-blank-133x176Get it: Amazon | Goodreads
Genre: Fantasy Young Adult
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, book 1

For Feyre, the downfall of her merchant-class family into poverty wasn’t easy, but after five years, she’s starting to get the hang of things. Hunt, and her family lives; fail to catch anything, and they starve. It doesn’t help that her two older sisters are lazy and ungrateful, or that her father hasn’t bothered to recover from his misfortune, but Feyre is managing.

All that changes when a ferocious beast barges into their cottage, demanding that Feyre come live with him as payment for plucking an ordinary forest rose. Dragged off into the night, the beast brings her to a beautiful manor located in Faerie, the mysterious and deadly lands bordering the mortal world. There, he sheds his animal skin, and reveals himself to be Tamlin, a young, handsome Faerie Lord.
But the estate is overshadowed by a curse: each of its inhabitants wears a mask permanently attached to their face, and Tamlin is no exception. Despite her initial desire to loathe Tamlin and his world, Feyre soon finds herself attracted to the Faerie Lord by more than her curiosity.

Just when Feyre accepts the depth of her feelings for Tamlin, they’re torn apart by forces so dark that there’s little hope of standing against them. But Feyre has endured hardship before, and she refuses to accept that her happiness could be forever stolen from her. Resolving to save her beloved and discover a way to break his curse, Feyre sets out into Faerie, where unknown challenges and dangers await, and where her love and strength will be tested in ways she never imagined.

A retelling of ”Beauty and the Beast,” “Tam-Lin,” and ”East of the Sun, West of the Moon,” A Court of Thorns and Roses tells the story of a young woman growing into herself, learning to love, and understanding the true nature of sacrifice.

To be honest Throne of Glass was a bit of a let down for me. The main reason this is on my list is because it’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling. No matter what BatB is my main addiction.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

ifIstayGet it: Amazon | Goodreads
Genre: Paranormal Young Adult
Series: If I Stay, book 1

The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went, Just One Day, and the forthcoming Just One Year.
On a day that started like any other,

Mia had everything: a loving family, a gorgeous, admiring boyfriend, and a bright future full of music and full of choices. In an instant, almost all of that is taken from her. Caught between life and death, between a happy past and an unknowable future, Mia spends one critical day contemplating the only decision she has left. It is the most important decision she'll ever make.

Simultaneously tragic and hopeful, this is a romantic, riveting, and ultimately uplifting story about memory, music, living, dying, loving.

This is another ghost/afterlife story. They were really popular when this one came out and I ended up getting a bit of a bad taste in my reading palette. But this one seems to stand out and it’s always caught my eye.

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