Saturday, January 30, 2016

Title: Assassin's Heart
Author: Sarah Ahiers
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publishing: February 2nd, 2016
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | TBD
Rating:

Goodreads blurb:
In the kingdom of Lovero, nine rival Families of assassins lawfully kill people for a price. As a highly skilled member of one of these powerful clans, seventeen-year-old Lea Saldana has always trusted in the strength of her Family. Until she awakens to find them murdered and her home in flames. The Da Vias, the Saldanas’ biggest enemy, must be responsible—and Lea should have seen it coming. But her secret relationship with the Da Vias’ son, Val, has clouded her otherwise killer instinct—and given the Da Vias more reason than ever to take her Family down.

Racked with guilt and shattered over Val’s probable betrayal, Lea sets out to even the score, with her heart set on retaliation and only one thought clear in her mind: make the Da Vias pay.

With shades of The Godfather and Romeo and Juliet, this richly imagined fantasy from debut author Sarah Ahiers is a story of love, lies, and the ultimate vengeance.
Assassin's Heart was magical and out of this world. The way Sarah Ahiers described the cities and all the locations/places this story takes place in was so fantastic and wonderful. I felt like I was traveling alongside Lea! 1000 points to Ahiers for making me experience it. 

The story revolves around Lea Saldana and her revenge for the murder of her family. In Lovero, Family is always above family. There are assassins families in this city and they all kill for money. I loved the idea of this story. Plus a pretty badass and strong female lead made it so much better for me. You want to be liked by Lea Saldana and you don't want to be her enemy. If you were living in Lovero, you would definitely don't want to be in her black list. The Da Vias family is in that list. And Lea wants only her revenge above all. 

She takes this amazing journey throughout the cities in the search to get help from her missing uncle and take that revenge in the name of her family. She encounters new enemies, old enemies, new friends and old ones. This book has love, secrets, passion, blood and many, many amazing assassins. 

Ahiers's writing is easy to get into. It has a sort of soft but yet passionate feel to it. You can feel the anger Lea holds. Her grieve. You can see her mind working and setting up goals to get what she wants. When something gets in her head, she never backs out. I cried with her, for her - I smiled and laughed whenever she felt everything was starting to become better. Lea Saldana is such a great character and I wish more from this story and her.


I was born on a February afternoon 2 minutes before my twin sister. Angels wept or something, I suppose.

After a happy childhood filled with fun and family, I obtained a BA in English with an emphasis in fiction writing from the University of Minnesota, during which I was a bookseller. I also spent a semester as the fiction editor of The Wayfarer, the literary magazine for the U of MN.

I am currently enrolled in Hamline University's MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults and am repped by Mollie Glick of Foundry Literary + Media


I live in a suburb of St Paul, MN in a house I own with my twin sister. We share the house with our brother, 3 dogs, 4 guinea pigs, 2 cockatiels, fish and occasional foster animals from the shelter.


Besides writing and reading, I enjoy dogs, animals, my family, board games, yard games, video games, cooking, gardening and dressing up for the MN Renaissance Festival.



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Friday, January 29, 2016

Hello! We're back with yet another Book Recommendation list just for you. We're happy to see more and more time-traveling books. And 2016 is the year of them! But we've managed to get together a list of some time-traveling books that have already come out and also some that are just about to release. We hope you enjoy and definitely check them out!

  

2. PASSENGER by Alexandra Bracken
3. INTO THE DIM by Janet B. Taylor
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Title: Artistic License
Author: Elle Pierson
Published: March 1st, 2014
Links: Goodreads | Amazon 
Rating:

Goodreads synopsis:
"Picasso would have loved his face." 

An art exhibition in Queenstown, New Zealand results in an unlikely friendship and a reluctant love when shy art student Sophy James meets reticent security consultant Mick Hollister. Content with her solitude and independence, Sophy has never desired a long-term relationship. Born with a face that apparently not even a mother could love, Mick has given up hope of having one. They don't have a lot in common; they shouldn't even like one another - and they can't stay away from each other.

Holy guacamole. It seems time passed so fast because I am done with Artistic License. HOW CAN THAT BE THO???? I started it today. The story surely grabbed me from the start and it has such a good writing style; funny, easy to get into, amazing one-liners and fresh new voices. Elle Pierson gave me a good time - NO, she gave me AN AMAZING TIME while reading this book.

1. Sophy is the cutest ball of fire in the entire universe. She's also really talented. It all started because she was gazing at Mick because she thought he was gorgeous and kinda drew him in her notebook. So she asks to draw him and everything starts! It's so damn cute and she's so great. She protects everyone and she is also a bit afraid of changing her routine but she will realize her happiness is out of control.

2. Mick is the equivalent of a big guy + a bunny mixed together. Like for reals. He has this overprotective side and when Sophy answers "yeah mom" to him, it makes me so happy. They have an age difference of 10 years so it's so cute to watch them together. Also he's so tall and broad and Sophy is petite - to be honest, one of my favorite couples I've read. He doesn't have the greatest family and it is so nice to see Sophy wanting to fight like a little cinnamon roll she is.

3. Their friendship. They start off as security consultant and girl who has an asthma attack in a gallery. But then slowly that becomes into a friendship both don't even know they're having. He calls, she calls, they meet together, they share these adorable little moments holding hands and looking into each other's eyes. It's so damn cute to see, you can't help to root for them.

4. AGE DIFFERENCE. Enough said.

There's humor, romance, two characters that are so lovable, a bit of mystery going around. I don't doubt you'll have a great time if you do decide to pick it up. It's only 0.99$ in the Kindle store right now, so please go and get it and share your updates with me!!!

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hello!!! We're here to announce the cover reveal of LAST CALL by talented Staci Hart. Her covers are always so beautiful and sexy. Also pretty damn cute! We cannot wait to show you the beauty of this one and we hope that you enjoy this as well! Tell us what you think of the covers in the comments :)










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Monday, January 25, 2016

Title: Anything More Than Now
Author: Rebecca Paula
Series: Sutton College #2
Publishing: January 26th, 2016
Links: Goodreads Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Goodreads blurb:
Reagan Landry is months away from college graduation, but instead of excitement, she's frozen by the fear of letting go — of her ex-boyfriend, of the comfortable life she created for herself in Portland, of the years-long search for her older sister who abandoned her as a homeless teen. When she’s finally forced to decide what's next, Reagan is met with another complication — her ex’s best friend, Noah Burke, who seems determined that she embraces what could be instead of what has been. 

Drunkenly hooking up with his best friend’s ex, Reagan, is a mistake, but being secretly in love with her is so much worse when things seem one-sided. A disenchanted frat boy about to fail out of college, Noah has been living out someone else’s dream after a horrible accident five years earlier. Just when he thinks he's lost any chance he has with Reagan, she surprises him by agreeing to spend the summer together at his family's ranch in Montana. 

And suddenly what started out as a complication between them becomes serious...until the past starts ripping apart their future.
[Two guys walk through the doors of Zola bookstore in downtown Portland on a rainy afternoon, laughing. One’s wearing a leather coat and motorcycle boots, his brown hair tussled like he just rolled out of bed. He grabs his cell phone from his pocket, frowning, then stuffs it back in his jacket, looking over to the taller guy with a tattoo of a British crown across his neck. He’s about to say something when a girl with long brown hair walks up, her hip popped to the side, and skirt swishing at her knees. The pair exchange a few words bringing a grin to the guy’s lips before they break off and kiss against a bookcase. The other guy laughs, then spots Sil and Mana, and waves, walking over to sit down at the table.] 

Beau: We might need to give them a few minutes. [He gestures behind him.] They do that a lot now that they’re a thing. 

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Title: Unicorn Tracks
Author: Julia Ember
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
Publishing: April 21st, 2016

Synopsis:
After a savage attack drives her from her home, sixteen-year-old Mnemba finds a place in her cousin Tumelo’s successful safari business, where she quickly excels as a guide. Surrounding herself with nature and the mystical animals inhabiting the savannah not only allows Mnemba’s tracking skills to shine, it helps her to hide from the terrible memories that haunt her.


Mnemba is employed to guide Mr. Harving and his daughter, Kara, through the wilderness as they study unicorns. The young women are drawn to each other, despite that fact that Kara is betrothed. During their research, they discover a conspiracy by a group of poachers to capture the Unicorns and exploit their supernatural strength to build a railway. Together, they must find a way to protect the creatures Kara adores while resisting the love they know they can never indulge.



By Mnemba Ohakim (using Julia Ember as a typist) 

I've guided hundreds of tourists through the savanna in my country and through this experience, I've picked up a tip or two about safety and preparation. See, foreigners have this idea that going on safari is safe, that the animals are somehow lured into complacency like those park deer I hear so much about. That's a lie. In Nazwimbe, our animals are wild. They live life the way that nature intended, making the most of their most fearsome attributes. 

A good safari guide can help you, but reading through these tips will make their job much more pleasant! I really hate rescuing my tourists from mermaids. Mermaids aren't nice. They're not sexy ... They're carnivorous bastards who will strip you down to the bone like a pack of lions on a water buffalo. So, forget everything you think you know about our wildlife and keep these tips in mind:




Originally from Chicago, Julia Ember now resides in Sunny Scotland where she learned to enjoy both haggis and black pudding. She spends her days working as a professional Book Nerd for a large book wholesaler, and her nights writing YA Romantic Fantasy novels.  She also spends an inordinate amount of time managing her growing city-based menagerie of pets with Harry Potter themed names.


A world traveller since childhood, Julia has now visited over 60 countries. Her travels inspire the fictional worlds she writes about and she populates those worlds with magic and monsters.

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Title: Anything More Than Now
Author: Rebecca Paula
Series: Sutton College #2
Publishing: January 26th, 2016
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble
Rating: 5 PIECE-OF-CAKE PERFECTION!

Goodreads blurb:
Reagan Landry is months away from college graduation, but instead of excitement, she's frozen by the fear of letting go — of her ex-boyfriend, of the comfortable life she created for herself in Portland, of the years-long search for her older sister who abandoned her as a homeless teen. When she’s finally forced to decide what's next, Reagan is met with another complication — her ex’s best friend, Noah Burke, who seems determined that she embraces what could be instead of what has been. 

Drunkenly hooking up with his best friend’s ex, Reagan, is a mistake, but being secretly in love with her is so much worse when things seem one-sided. A disenchanted frat boy about to fail out of college, Noah has been living out someone else’s dream after a horrible accident five years earlier. Just when he thinks he's lost any chance he has with Reagan, she surprises him by agreeing to spend the summer together at his family's ranch in Montana. 

And suddenly what started out as a complication between them becomes serious...until the past starts ripping apart their future.

I have been broken apart by these two - Reagan Landry and Noah Burke. It's a wonder I'm still able to write a coherent (hopefully!) review. To be honest, I'm tempted to just write all the reasons you should read this book, so I'm going to do that.

#1 Reagan Landry. Our own fighter. She is the girl who wants to get what she wants yet somehow something goes always wrong. She is that girl who screams within for something right to fall upon her life. She is a girl loving a boy so smooth with words you can't help to fall. It was SO NICE to meet Reagan up close now. We meet her in Between Everything and Us and she is Beau's ex gf. She lives in the same complex with them, but she keeps to herself. You know there's something she is not telling everyone and something that is eating at her. It's so great to hear her story. It was great to see her journey and character arc. She deserves all the stars in the sky.

#2 Noah Burke. He is the boy you read in poems. That scarred, tattooed, intelligent boy you want to know more about. There has been sadness and trouble in all his life. And when he sees Reagan for the first time it's like the skies open and he sees the sun shine. Their relationship, their dynamics together - it all starts a bit hate-to-love, but soon we find out there wasn't a lot of hate and more more love. In between, Rebecca Paula, with her poetic and meaningful writing, keep us captivated in the world of Reagan and Noah. 

#3 Cuteness to the max. Whenever these two are together you just can't help to smile. There are so many little things happening between them, don't miss them! A tug of a hand, a caress of hair, a look of love - complete and utterly in love. It's a mystery how I didn't explode with all the cuteness happening. Seriously, guys, you know they are meant to be.

#4 Always there for each other. It's always nice to see whenever there is trouble/problem, the couple always stand by their side together. That even if they don't speak any words, you know in your heart they will support them and help them throughout anything.

#5 Don't know what to do after college? Are you failing any class? Reagan is almost graduating and in the book you see how she struggles to have something when she is done with college. And if you are experiencing the same thing, Rebecca Paula does it amazingly. I love this about RP's books; she always manages to get to my heart with real-life issues. And the characters, their stories - are so different from my own but yet something like these, it's like she sees into my heart and knows I need to hear this somehow. 

I will forever love her books because her words make me happy. That's the simple truth. She is a master of words and she knows how to use them together. So if you ever want to find out why I have an undying love for this woman, pick up either Everly After, Between Everything and Us or Anything More Than Now (when it comes out, def!) You won't ever regret it.
Rebecca writes smart, emotional New Adult and historical romances featuring flawed characters struggling to find their place in the world, from Paris to Portland. She's a lover of rainy days, an unabashed anglophile, and a devote Earl Grey tea drinker. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and their very spoiled cat, Bella. A wanderlust connoisseur, Rebecca can be caught daydreaming about her next travel adventure when not writing.

She is the author of EVERLY AFTER, BETWEEN EVERYTHING AND US, and the upcoming releases ETIQUETTE WITH THE DEVIL, A PROPER SCANDAL, and ANYTHING MORE THAN NOW.


Find her at: 
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Good morning, guys!!! A good day starts with a great cover reveal. And let me tell you, Chanel Cleeton's book from her new series has a drool-worthy, hot-pants, oh-my-god-yes kind of cover. So prepare to pass out and never 
recover from this.

Book summary:
From the author of the Capital Confessions Novels comes the first in the steamy Wild Aces Romance series. 

U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Noah Miller—call sign Burn—loves nothing more than flying hard and fast. When he meets a gorgeous and sassy woman while partying in Las Vegas, he immediately locks on to her. 

Jordan Callahan owns a thriving clothing boutique, but her love life is far less successful. Her luck changes when six feet, two inches of sexy swagger asks her to dance and turns her world upside down.

One scorching weekend becomes an undeniable chemistry that they can’t leave in Vegas. But the long distance relationship and their different lives threaten to ground their romance. And when the dangers of Noah’s job become all too real, Jordan learns being with a fighter pilot means risking it all for a shot at love…
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016


Title: Between Shadows
Author: Chanel Cleeton
Genre: Romance / Suspense / Thriller
Publishing: January 19th, 2016
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Book summary:
A sexy new thriller about love and revenge from the author of the Capital Confessions and International School series…

X lives by three rules: Show no weakness. Trust no one. Don’t get caught. She lives by the rules they gave her.

The Academy—set in London, shrouded in secrecy—it trains spies, computer experts, and assassins. Their mission? Dispensing justice and altering the course of world politics. Or so they think. In a world where secrets are weapons and some kills are impossible to forget, everything X thought she knew about her life is about to change.

They taught her to fight. To blend into the shadows like a ghost, to operate on the fringes of society, to change her identity with ease. They taught her to kill.

She’ll need every skill they taught her, to stay alive.


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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Hello! The Book Voyagers here with another list of books to read. We really like books with a little bit of espionage, mystery and thriller. We got together a list for you! Not all of these books have these things; some of them are about spies, con artists, ballet dancers, etc., others take place at boarding schools, elite high schools, and maybe lots of them have mysterious things happening. We have strong heroines that you will love and adore. They use their intelligence (and the help of their crew *sighs in love*) to get to the bottom of the case♡ Most of them we haven't read but just by reading the synopsis, we got really curious! We hope you enjoy and read some of them.


1. Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter 
2. Mind Games by Kiersten White
3. The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay* (August 1st, 2016)

 

4. Model Spy by Shannon Greenland
5. The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
6. Young, Gifted & Dead by Lucy Carver

 

7. Trust Me, I'm Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer
8. Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham
9. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro* (March 1st, 2016)

 


10. Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton
11. Impostor by Susanne Winnacker
12. Heist Society by Ally Carter

Which one draws you in? Tell us all about it in the comments! Plus if you have read any of these tell us so if we haven't read it yet, totally put it up in our TBR list <3
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