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Review: Shadow Sight (Ivy Granger #1) by E. J. Stevens + Giveaway

Product Details:
Reading level: YA or Adult
Publisher: Sacred Oaks Press (July 24, 2012)
ISBN: 9780984247585

Want to win your own copy (e-book format) of Shadow Sight? Check out the giveaway link at the end of the post.

Ivy Granger's second sight is finally giving her life purpose. Ivy and her best friend Jinx may not be raking in the dough, but their psychic detective agency pays the bills--most of the time. Their only worry is the boredom of a slow day and the occasional crazy client--until a demon walks through their door.

Demons are never a good sign...

A demon attorney representing the water fae? Stranger things have happened. And things are about to get very, very strange as a bloodthirsty nightmare hunts the city of Harborsmouth.
There's blood in the water...

Kelpies have a reputation for eating humans. Unfortunately, Kelpies are the clients. When an Unseelie faerie this evil stalks the waterways of your city, you have to make hard choices.

The lesser of two evils...


Mini Review: Tempest Unleashed (Tracy Deebs)

Product Details:
Reading Level: YA
Pages: 352
Publisher: Walker Childrens (June 5, 2012)
Source: ARC from Netgalley
Read in 1 1/2 days

Tempest Maguire is happy with her decision to embrace her mermaid nature and live among her mother’s clan within the ocean’s depths. Even though training to one day ascend the throne for the aging mermaid queen is rigorous, she finds refuge in the arms of Kona, the selkie who first opened her up to her mermaid side. But when word comes that one of her brothers has been gravely injured on land, Tempest immediately rushes to his side—which also brings her back to her old flame, Mark. And in her absence, a deadly battle begins raging at the hands of Tempest’s old nemesis, the sea witch Tiamat. As the dangerous war erupts, Tempest’s two loves—Kona and Mark, sea and land—will collide for the first time, both to protect her and to force her to choose.
I did not like the ending of this book AT ALL. Two days later and I am still fuming over this one. The only r…

On Sale This Week...

Look what made its way to book stores this week! Click on the images for more information about the books.

As if I really need more books to tempt me and my wallet!

Best Book Ever

Coranne (or Amanda C.) from Short and Sweet Reviews hosts a weekly feature called "The Best Book Ever." Each week, different bloggers (some stay the same each week) will be "facing off" Food Network style to tell you why their choice of book is the best one in the genre. Each week a different topic will be featured.

This week's topic... Best Nostalgic Book Who didn't read a R.L. Stine Fear Street book as a kid? If you went through adolescence before the Goosebumps phase, you know exactly how awesome these books were.  My pick for the week:

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. I am obsessed with mermaids! I can't help myself. They make me giddy... even the evil ones that want to steal your soul! (Ok, maybe those don't make me giddy, but I do find them captivating.) I'm super excited that the Mer Tales story will continue (even though I think the cover of book 1, Everblue,  is much prettier).
A kingdom on the brink of war.
A king on the fringes of insanity.
A family running for their lives.

Ash and Fin’s only desire is to be together and dive into their happily ever after, though their conflicting worlds work to pull them apart. Neither is ready to convert to the other’s life: become a human or a mer. Little do they know that somewhere in Natatoria a secret holds the fine fabric of everyone’s lives together. If the truth is discovered, Ash and Fin will no longer have the luxury of waiting. They’ll be forced to…

Mystical Mermaid Tales... My ambitious summer reading list (part 1)

This summer is all about the mermaids! Here are a list of mermaid related books I plan to read. My public library is going to love me.

Available Now
Siren by Tricia Rayburn
Undercurrent by Tricia Rayburn
Tangled Tides by Karen Hooper
Siren’s Storm by Lisa Papademetriou
Ripple by Mandy Hubbard
Hannah (Daughters of the Sea #1) by Kathryn Lasky
May (Daughters of the Sea #2) by Kathryn Lasky
Lucy (Daughters of the Sea #3) by Kathryn Lasky
The Last Mermaid by Shana Abe
Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon
Lure (Siren’s Call #1) by Stephanie Jenkins
Submerge (Siren’s Call #2) by Stephanie Jenkins
Wrecked by Anna Davies
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown

Waking Storms by Sarah Porter
The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova
Fury’s Fire (Siren’s Storm #2) by Lisa Papademetriou

Wake by Amanda Hocking
Yep, I've got a lot of reading to do this summer and many hours at the beach in my future! Let me know if I'm forgetting any other mermaid tales.

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day everyone!
I hope everyone enjoys spending time with their loved ones today. While you do so, please remember all the brave men and women that have given the ultimate sacrifice over the years for our freedom. They do not get enough credit for their daily battles.
As for me, I will be spending the day reading as Hurricane Beryl travels through. (Upgraded from a tropical storm tonight!) Stay safe!

Review: Dark Frost (Mythos Academy #3) (Jennifer Estep)

Product Details:
Reading Level: YA
Pages: 336
Publisher: Kensington (May 29, 2012)
Source: ARC from NetGalley
Read it in 5 HOURS!

I’ve seen so many freaky things since I started attending Mythos Academy last fall. I know I’m supposed to be a fearless warrior, but most of the time, I feel like I’m just waiting for the next Bad, Bad Thing to happen. Like someone trying to kill me—again.

Everyone at Mythos Academy knows me as Gwen Frost, the Gypsy girl who uses her psychometry magic to find lost objects—and who just may be dating Logan Quinn, the hottest guy in school. But I’m also the girl the Reapers of Chaos want dead in the worst way. The Reapers are the baddest of the bad, the people who murdered my mom. So why do they have it in for me?

It turns out my mom hid a powerful artifact called the Helheim Dagger before she died. Now, the Reapers will do anything to get it back. They think I know where the dagger is hidden, but this is one thing I can’t use my magic to find. All I do know…