Monday, March 19, 2012

Review: A Perfect Blood

A Perfect Blood (The Hollows, #10)Urban Fantasy
February 21st 2012
438 Pages
Harper Voyager


Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other. Pulled in to help investigate by the FIB, former witch turned day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth--a would-be creator is determined to make his (or her) own demons. But it can't be done without Rachel's blood, in this latest blockbuster by a "New York Times"-bestselling author.


I have been a fan of The Hollows for years.  A Perfect Blood was a great addition to the series.  This book took place in the real world this time and I found that I really missed the ever after and all the demon shenanigans.  Al is one of my favorite characters in the series and we didn't get very much time with him.

In this book Rachel and the team have to work with the FIB and the IS to find a human hate group who are targeting witches.  They are trying to create demon blood in hopes of wiping out all interlanders from the world. 

Rachel has come a long way in this series and in this book she finally accepts who she is.  She is a Demon and with that comes complications for every aspect in her life.  She deals with it fairly well but I was shocked to see that most of her help came from Trent.

This book is all about Trent and Rachel.  Throughout this series I have loved to hate Trent but in A Perfect Blood I think I just love him.  It was wonderful to see him leave the business side of things behind and just focus on being himself as an elf.  I love watching him come alive with his wild magic.  I really hope that he will be the guy for Rachel and there were plenty of moments in this book that made me think I just might get my wish.  It is time for Rachel to be happy. 

While this seemed to be a bridging book it has been one of my favorites in the series so far.  There are only two maybe three books left in the series but the end of this book had a scene about Trent and Ceri's little girls with Al.  It seemed to me that the events of that scene could possibly be the beginning of a spin off in the future.   I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!!


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Review: The Goddess Hunt

The Goddess Hunt (Goddess Test, #1.5)

Young Adult
March 1st 2012 
Harlequin Teen


A vacation in Greece sounds like the perfect way for Kate Winters to spend her first sabbatical away from the Underworld...until she gets caught up in an immortal feud going back millennia. Castor and Pollux have been on the run from Zeus and Hades's wrath for centuries, hiding from the gods who hunt them. The last person they trust is Kate, the new Queen of the Underworld. Nevertheless, she is determined to help their cause. But when it comes to dealing with immortals, Kate still has a lot to learn....


First let me say that read Goddess Interupted first and that was a mistake.  You have to read this novella before you read Goddess Interupted.  Henry's feelings are explained in this story so I no longer feel like he is a big jerk.  That being said...

I loved this novella.  This is about Kates six months away from Henry.  She takes her vacation in Greece with her good friend James (who happens to be Henry's rival) and finds herself in the middle of trouble again.  Kate and James run into Pollux (Lux) and Castor (Casey) who have been on the run from the Gods for thousands of years.  It was nice to see Kate has become a little more exciting.  She even stands up to Walter!! 

We get to see Henry's POV this time and I enjoyed seeing his struggle over his rules of the Underworld and his affection for Kate.  I was kind of worried that he didnt really care too much about her after the first book so it was great to see that he cares about her.  I also see why Henry is so threatened by James.  I love Henry so this was a special treat to get to see into his head.

This is a great bridging book between 1 and 2 in the series.  I hope we get to see Lux and Casey again.


ARC Review: Goddess Interrupted

Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2)Young Adult
March 27th 2012 
304 Pages
Harlequin Teen


Kate Winters has won immortality. But if she wants a life with Henry in the Underworld, she'll have to fight for it. Becoming immortal wasn't supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she's as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate's coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.Henry's first wife, Persephone.


I received this book from Harlequin Teen Panel and I loved it even more than the first one.

In Goddess Interrupted Kate is back for the winter and oh how things have changed.  Henry is distant and seems rather uncaring that Kate even exists.  She doesnt understand why he is acting like this but that's only one of her worries this time. 

The big bad in this book is the Titian's.  Cronus is waking up and he wants revenge.  He captures Henry and its up to Kate to save the day. Along her journey she meets Henrys first wife Persepherone, (I instantly didnt like her.) and has to ask for her help.  Persepherone agrees to help and while thats great as far as the Cronus problem goes, its not so great for Kates Henry problem.  This book has a lot more character development in it.  We get to know the other Gods a bit more and where their loyalties lie.  Unfortantly not everyone is on Kate's side. 

I really enjoyed getting to see the Underworld and how it lays out and its inner workings.  I loved how everyone creates their own afterlife be it good or bad. Kate starts to understand what her role as the Queen of the Underworld is going to be like,

My only complaint about this book is that I absolutely hate cliffhangers and boy oh boy does this book have one.  All I have to say is Ms. Carter please forget about sleep and food and just write, write, write.  We don't want to have to wait for the next book.


Friday, March 9, 2012

The Biannual Blogathon Bash has started!

Biannual Blogathon Bash

The Biannual Blogathon Bash is a twice yearly event designed for bloggers to get much needed work done on their blog. All bloggers are welcome. The event is 72 hours, do as much blogging as you can during this time.

It's time!

Are you excited?  I know I am!

I'm just starting out so here is my list of things to do.
  • 10 hours blogging at least
  • order new blog design
  • 6 reviews or more
  • 1 giveaway
  • 1 meme started

There are some great prizes so if you havent signed up yet then what are you waiting for?

Hunger Games Registration

Have you registred with The Capital yet?  Go to  and get your ID now.

Here is mine!

I got District 12 like Katniss.

What did you get?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Review: The Goddess Test

The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1)Young Adult
April 19th 2011
293 pages
In a modern-day take on the myth of Persephone, 18-year-old Kate Winters is thrust into a mythical world, where she must pass seven impossible tests and outsmart a spiteful god in order to save the life of not just her mother but of her captor as well.
I received this book from The Harlequin Teen Panel and I am so glad I did.  I started reading it thinking that it would just be another book to pass the time.  I didn't realize that it was going to make time stop as I read it.  I have found a new love for Greek mythology thanks to Ms Carter.  This story is a wonderful new and exciting twist on the story of Hades and Persephone.
I loved the main character Kate.  She was so devoted to her dying mother and she proved that she had a good heart time and time again.  Henry just seemed sad and lonely and I don't blame him for wanting to give up everything. 
As I read this I couldn't help but want to smack Kate upside her head because she wasn't falling for Henry fast enough for me.  I found myself wanting her to love him.  I would have like to have seen them have more time together in this book. 
Ms. Carter wrote a very well written book because I realized things when she wanted me to figure it out.  It was not a predictable read,  I didn't realize what the tests were until the end.
Overall this book grabs you from the start, holds on till the end and leaves you wanting more when its over.  I look forward to the rest of the series.  I cant get enough!

Monday, March 5, 2012

2012 Blogathon

I started this blog and then life got in the way so I am going to use this challenge as a way to step up and start again!  I hope you will all join us.  This is going to be great!

Go here to sign up.

Here are the rules from thier site:

After you've signed up to participate in the current blogathon, you may want to do the following:
  1. Make up a blog post stating your participation in the event. Include the event button (there is HTML coding on the signup page) and a link to this blog. Perhaps put the button in your sidebar.
  2. Post about your participation on facebook and/or twitter. Perhaps you could use something like this:
    #bloggers Join with me on Mar 9-12 to make a dent in your blogging to-do list with the Biannual Blogathon #blogathon2
  3.  If you signed up to do a mini challenge, start brainstorming and putting your idea together. If you need some direction on what I'm looking for, look at this past bloggiesta post (inspiration for blogathon) and check the mini challenges that other bloggers ran then.
  4. Start your list of what you would like to work on during the blogathon. Just a personal list to work from. Doesn't mean you will accomplish it all or that you won't do something that is not on the list. It's just a guide.
  5. Work out how you are going to spend as much time blogging as possible. Arrange for time off of work (if you can), set up babysitters, shop for easy to make food and snacks etc.... 
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