Saturday, June 30, 2012

Evermore by Aylson Noel

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Evermore



The first book in this  entertaining and individualistic series.
This book  grabbed me and took hold of me. I read this book in a few short hours because I couldn't put it down.( i was sitting at my work desk pretending to do work)  It is always great to pick up a book with no expectations. and let it  blows your mind. That is exactly what i found Evermore did.


This was one of those worlds that came together nicely for me. I liked that Damen wasn’t what I thought he was going to be. I adored everything about  Ever. from her big baggy clothes, her hoodies and music, to her fear of touching other people.   


With the key themes of forgiveness, love, and letting go, Alyson Noel has created a haunting and tragic world that is just beginning to reveal its secrets.

 Ever isn’t quite ready to embrace her destiny, but she’s started down the path. Now we just have to see where that path takes her.

THE STORY
Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, Ever can see auras, hear people's thoughts, and know a person's entire life story by touch. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen.
Damen Auguste is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy. He's the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head—wielding a magic so intense, it's as though he can see straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she's left with more questions than answers. She has no idea just who he really is—or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is she's falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Book: Evermore
 Author: Alyson Noel 
Type: series
Avalible at:  amazon , kmart, Target 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Until I die by Amy Plum

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 Until i die the second book in the series by Amy Plum. after the epic ending to Die for me i was really unsure of how Amy was going to continue this story but i have to say that this story  just gets better and the ending OMG . The wait to find out what is going to happen next is going to be a killer as the final book in this epic series If I Should Die will not be available until May 2013
I couldn't wait to return to the unique world of the Revenants, I felt like I was visiting old friends.
 Who couldn't love Kate, Vincent, Jules and Ambrose? Unfortunately the same couldn't  be said for the new characters Violette and Arthur. From the moment they entered the story you knew that there was going to be trouble. With the digs at Kate being human and the knowledge that Violette was after Vincent. Kate steps up  and really stands her ground, showing that just because she is human doesn't mean that she is weak.

Amy Plum has brought  her A-game to the Parisian love story  the true  essence of Paris oozes from  every page. I couldnt help but fall in love all over  again.
I find the revenant concept appealing as it is a change from vampires shifters and angels and i would really like to learn more about this legend.
The ending  of this book will have you screaming and begging to know what happens ..

  The story



Kate and Vincent have overcome the odds and at last they are together in Paris, the city of lights and love.
As their romance deepens there’s one question they can’t ignore: How are they supposed to be together if Vincent can’t resist sacrificing himself to save others? Although Vincent promises that he’ll do whatever it takes to lead a normal life with Kate, will that mean letting innocent people die? When a new and surprising enemy reveals itself, Kate realizes that even much more may be at stakes that even more may be at stake—and that Vincent’s immortality is in jeopardy

Rating: 4.5 stars
Book: Until i Die
 Author: Amy Plum 
Type: series
Avalible at:  amazon , kmart, Target  

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Interview with Beth Fantaskey

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Whether you are feeling a bit Jekel and Hyde or you are looking for advice on the dark side, Beth Fantaskey is the person you need to speak to. I have been lucky enough to be granted a interview with fascinating author.


So without any further hesitation please welcome to Paranormal Angel the author of such hit as Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, Jekel Loves Hyde and Jessica Rules the Dark Side. Beth Fantaskey.



P-Angel : What inspired you to be an author?


Beth : I’ve been a writer for my entire professional life, mainly as a political speech writer and journalist. To me, writing fiction was the logical next step in my career. I think everyone who writes for magazines and newspapers secretly wonders if they’d be able to write a novel. I guess I wanted to prove that to myself!

P-Angel : . Where do you get your inspiration for story’s from?


Beth : Jessica’s Guide was inspired by my family. My children are adopted, and we sometimes imagine what their birth parents might be like. What if they are doctors? Or farmers? Or even royalty? I just took that game to the extreme with Jessica Packwood, trying to imagine what it would be like for a very rational young woman to learn that her birth parents were beings that she didn’t even believe in – and royalty, too. As for Jekel Loves Hyde – I honestly don’t know where the idea for that book came from. One day the phrase “Jekyll loves Hyde,” just popped into my mind, and it seemed full of possibilities to me. Soon I was developing a story about an old chemical formula that creates monsters, and the boy and girl who have to grapple with having that as a legacy.

P-Angel : When you are writing do you have any rituals that you do before, during or after?

Beth : I always have something to drink on my desk with me – coffee in the morning, Diet Coke in the afternoon. I also always listen to music. I can’t work in silence. And every time I finish a chapter, I e-mail the revised manuscript to myself, so everything’s stored in my “sent” box. I’m too lazy and disorganized to back up my computer all the time, so that’s my way of making sure I don’t lose anything. Those are my primary rituals.


P-Angel : Did you always want to be a writer or was it something that found you?


Beth : It definitely “found” me. When I graduated from college, I had no job prospects, so when a friend mentioned that a public relations office was hiring writers, I applied. When I turned in my writing sample, the man who would become my boss said, “You know you’re a writer, right?” I got hired on the spot, and that’s what I’ve done ever since – thank goodness!

P-Angel : . Where do you like to work?

Beth : The only place I ever really work is in my home office, which is also my oldest daughter’s bedroom now, because we have more kids than bedrooms. She’s a late sleeper, so a lot of mornings, I’m typing away, listening to Pandora, and she’s behind me, snoring and oblivious, for hours.


P-Angel : . What has been the best and the worst part of being a writer?

Beth : The best part is interacting with readers. I had no idea how many people would contact me to discuss my books. That’s fantastic. I feel like I’ve made friends around the world. The only downside, really, is the uncertainty. There’s not that feeling of security you get from going to an office every day and getting a steady paycheck every week. But to me, that’s the price of working odd hours and using my imagination every day.

P-Angel : . If you weren’t a write what would you like to do?

Beth : I teach at a university now and then, and I’m going for my Ph.D. I’d probably be a professor. Writing and teaching both give you a lot of autonomy, which I like.


P-Angel :  Who is your greatest inspiration?


Beth : It sounds cliché, but my children definitely inspire me. I want to be a good role model for them and make them proud. I also love the fact that my parents are proud of my books. They worked hard to make sure I could go to college and live the life I wanted, so I write for them, too.


P-Angel : What is the best advice you have ever been given?


Beth : Don’t take work too seriously. My husband always reminds me of that. Life is short – it should be fun.


P-Angel : Worst advice?

Beth : “Dye your hair red.”


P-Angel : How do you choose the location for your story?

Beth : Jessica Rules the Dark Side pretty much had to be set in Romania. Otherwise, I keep my novels in Pennsylvania, because that’s familiar territory, but shift the locations to suit the mood of the book. For example, I chose Amish country for Jessica’s Guide, because I needed readers to believe that a very conservative populace might actually turn vicious to dispel a vampire. Not that I think anybody in that area is really vicious! It’s a lovely place, in reality!


P-Angel : When you are writing or preparing to write, do you do any form of research or preparation?

Beth : I do research as I go along. Questions seem to arise as I work.

P-Angel : Have you ever suffered from writers block? How did you break through it?

Beth : I think everyone suffers writers’ block – although I also think that means a lot of different things to different people. For me, I just sit down and force myself to write something, even if I’m pretty sure I’ll discard it later. The idea is just to get the thoughts flowing again.

P-Angel : Do you have a favorite character from your book?

Beth : That’s like choosing a favorite child, but I will admit that I have a soft spot for Lucius Vladescu.

P-Angel : Are the character in your story’s based on any one you know ?

Beth : My sister is very rational, like Jessica Packwood, and I’m very shy, like Jill Jekel in Jekel Loves Hyde, but I wouldn’t say any of my characters are based on people I know. For example, aside from being logical, Jess has nothing to do with my sister. My characters just sort of come to life as their own people.

P-Angel : Do you outline and plan your story or do you just go with the flow?

Beth : I like to know how a story starts and where it ends, but beyond that, I go with the flow. Even when I try to plot, things tend to evolve in new directions as I go along. I can’t seem to stick with a flow chart.
Thank you so much for you time Beth.

For more information on Beth please visit : http://bethfantaskey.com/

Monday, June 25, 2012

Die for me By Amy Plum

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Die for Me is the first book in the series by Amy Plum . 
This Story of love , friendship and death is set in Paris . 

The  heroine  in  this story is  Kate. Her and her sister move to Pairs after the tragic death of their parents. Through out the Die for Me you see both Kate and her sister deal with their loss in two very different was. Georgie Kates sister deals by parting .  For Kate the pain is to much and  she seems to function in a grief-stricken haze, spending time reading books in cafes.  

Like any great story the hero Vincent. A mysterious and handsome guy who pulls kate out of her haze and helps her to live again .  But Vincent is hiding his own secret. 
Vincent is a Revenant
 An old war that has been brewing between the Revenants and their arch enemies will places Kate and her sister’s life in danger. 
The ending to the story was simple and maybe a little predictable, however i look forward to seeing how the story will continue in Until i die.   


The story


In the City of Lights, two star-crossed lovers battle a fate that is destined to tear them apart again and again for eternity.When Kate Mercier’s parents die in a tragic car accident, she leaves her life behind to live with her grandparents in Paris. For Kate, the only way to survive her pain is escaping into the world of books and Parisian art. Until she meets Vincent.Mysterious, charming, and devastatingly handsome, Vincent threatens to melt the ice around Kate’s guarded heart with just his smile. As she begins to fall in love with Vincent, Kate discovers that he’s a revenant–an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save the lives of others. Vincent and those like him are bound in a centuries-old war against a group of evil revenants who exist only to murder and betray. Kate soon realizes that if she follows her heart, she may never be safe again.

Rating: 3 stars
Book: Die for Me
Author:  Amy Plum
Type: novel
Avalible at:  amazon kmart Target
 Wesite:http://www.amyplumbooks.com/

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Hex Hall By Rachel Hawkins

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Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)



I came across Hex hall by accident and it is a delightfully entertaining and fun read.
it combines everything that we love about teenage drama. It is diffidently a easy read and i would recommended it to any on starting to read the genre  or just looking for something simple and fun

 Sophie's  very easy to like and care about. What I loved about her  the most  is how she doesn't shy away from  awkward moments and is not afraid to speak her mind.

I loved the fact that unlike a lot of story's she didn't instantly become  best friends with her roommate . The friendship grows  gradually and Sophie actually really cared about Jenna 

No book would be complete with out a  cute guys. I and  dying to find out the truth about Archer   the mystery surrounding him just adds to his appeal. There's also a Call, he  is such an intriguing character.





The story


Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.
By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.
As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.
Rating: 2.5 stars
Book: Hex Hall Author:   Rachel Hawkins 
Type: series
Avalible at:  amazon  

Friday, June 22, 2012

Interview with Lisa Mantchev

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Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the actors of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. They were born to play their parts, and are bound to the Théâtre by The Book-an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of them, but they are her family-and she is about to lose them all and the only home she has ever        
                                     known.


Paranormal Angel has had the amazing opportunity to interview Lisa Mantchev, the author of the theatrical Eyes like Stars series. This creative series follow our lead heroine Beatrice Shakespeare Smith's as she tries not only to find her place in the world but save those she loves. 


Please welcome to the stage Lisa  Mantchev.



P-Angel: What do you say to people who want to be writers? How difficult is it to get published?


Lisa: The hardest part to convey is that--if you are serious about writing for publication--it quickly becomes a job. You have to clock the hours, meet deadlines, behave professionally, and none of that involves waiting for a muse to whisper in your ear. If you are serious and do the time and learn your craft, then you go through the process of finding an agent who is a good match for your work, and that agent gets you a publication deal.


P-Angel: Have you ever been star struck? If so by who?


Lisa: I got to spend a very lovely couple of hours with Neil Gaiman when he was in Seattle on The Graveyard Book tour. I watched him sign seven bazillion books with a broken finger. Such a charming guy!


P-Angel: Is it better to outline and plot your novel or "go with the flow"?


Lisa: I do both... starting with a general outline and adjusting as I go. I usually do two or three major revisions as well, as I am apparently incapable of painting the entire picture in one fell swoop.


P-Angel: If you could witness any moment in time what would it be? And why?


Lisa: I'd like to skip forward to the part where I become Doctor Who's newest companion. That would be fantastic.


P-Angel: How did the concept/ idea for Eyes Like Stars and the series As a whole come about? (location characters plays etc.)


Lisa: ELS started life as a short story titled "All Her World's A Stage" that none of the spec fic markets wanted to buy. Then a friend dared me to write a novel, and I really liked Bertie and the fairies and the theater setting, so I chose her story to turn into my first book. The opening line started everything, as did the idea of a magical theater. I began doing community musicals when I was seven... it's in my blood.


P-Angel: Choosing a title is often considered the hardest part of writing a story. How did you decide on a title?


Lisa: The original title of the novel was actually Scrimshaw... that changed to Eyes Like Stars when my publisher pointed out that it sounded far too nautical for the novel we'd revised. It's actually a piece of a quote from Hamlet: "Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres." I wanted something that would pull in the bit about "there are stars in her eyes" from the Mistress of Revels


P-Angel: What is the worst advice you have ever been given?


Lisa: "Don't be jealous." Seriously... who isn't? And jealousy is a great way to kick myself in gear (when I don't end up face-first in the sofa cushions, that is.)


Thank you for the interview! Lisa Mantchev


For more on Lisa Mantchev and her theatrical series visit : http://www.theatre-illuminata.com/

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Forever By Maggie Stiefvate

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Forever is the final book in the series by Maggie Stiefvater. It is a bitter sweet moment,  as it always is when you read the final book in any series. As you cant wait to find out what happens but know once you finish that this is it.
Forever is the perfect way for this amazing journey to end 
The events in the story happen at the perfect pace. Fast when the plot called for it  and slow  at the perfect moments, especially as it related to Sam and Grace.
As more people become aware of the  wolves and some people die (  you wish that someone in particular would die because everyone HATES her)
The questions that have been circling are answered and some are left open-ended
If you’re on the fence about this series, don’t be. This series is beautiful written and you find yourself easily getting lost in the story..

The story

When Sam met Grace, he was a wolf and she was a girl. Eventually he found a way to become a boy, and their love transformed from curious distance to the intense closeness of shared lives. That should have been the end of their story. But Grace was not meant to stay human. Now she is the wolf. And the wolves of Mercy Falls are about to be hunted in one final spectacular kill. Sam would do anything for Grace. But can one boy and one love really change a hostile, predatory world? The past, the present, and the future will all collide in one pure moment - a moment of death or life, farewell or forever.
Rating: 5 stars
Book: Forever
Author:  Maggie Stiefvater.
Type: series
Avalible at:  amazon  
Website : http://maggiestiefvater.com/the-shiver-trilogy/forever/







Monday, June 18, 2012

Linger By Maggie Stiefvater

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Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)
Linger is the second book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series. 
 I finished the 360 page novel in only a few sitting after a couple of late nights. This is a series that will really pull you into the story and will leave you wanting more.
I truly found Linger to be  a amazing story  and in parts heart breaking .Yet i could not stop my self from reading more. In Shiver we fell in love with Sam and Grace  as they fell in love with each other, but in linger we seem them deal with what at times they would rather forget. The wolves are out there
The story
When Grace and Sam found each other, they know that they were going to have to fight to stay together. Which for Sam, that means reckoning with his werewolf past. But for Grace, it means facing a future that is unclear.
When a new wolf named Cole arrives bringing his own demons. Cole embraces the life of a wolf  as a way for him to escape the hut and pain of human life.For Grace, Sam, and Cole,  having to deal with this life  is a daily struggle between wolf and human. With love the only constant on both sides.  This is a harrowing and euphoric, freeing and entrapping,  As their world falls apart, The love is all that lingers. But will it be enough.






Rating
: 3 stars

Book:  Linger
Author Maggie Stiefvater

Type:  Wolves of Mercy Falls
Avalible at:  amazon  
Website :http://maggiestiefvater.com/the-shiver-trilogy/

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Shiver (Wolves of Mercy Falls) by Maggie Stiefvater

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This book was recommended to my by an friend of mine and i am so happy she did. At a time were vampire are everywhere it was a great  to read a story were they are no where in sight. ( don't get me wrong i love a good vampire story) .

Grace and Sam's story is far from your typical love story, which is why i fell in love with it.    I found that the story line for this was fresh and original. Yet at the same time i felt like i was reading a classic fairy tale ( beauty and the beast) 


The story 





Grace has grown up watching the wolves in the woods behind her house. The one  her wolf has a chilling presence that she can't seem to live without. 
Sam has lives two lives,  In the winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a girl. In  summer, he has a  precious few  months of being human until the  
cold makes him shift back again. Bringing him back to the girl

  In the summer months Grace meets a boy whose familiarity takes  her  breath away. Something inside tells her that she knows who her and that it is impossible. He is her wolf.  But as winter nears,  Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing Grace, forever.

Rating: 3.5 stars
Book:  Shiver  
Author Maggie Stiefvater
Type:  Wolves of Mercy Falls
Avalible at:  amazon  
Website :http://maggiestiefvater.com/the-shiver-trilogy/

Saturday, June 16, 2012

RUINED by Paula Morris

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Ruined by Paula Morris




 The cover art of this book was what originally  caught my eye and i am glad it did. As this is one book that i couldn't put down. i loved ever moment of this story. 


This is a story that has aspect that we can all relate to. 

There were truly moments in this story were i felt i could really connected and could relate to what  Rebecca was going through . 
Through out the story i could realy visualizer the places  and the events that were happening in the book.

From the moment you open the book you will find your self being pulled in to New Orleans


I cant wait for the sequel. 

The story Line


Ruined tells the story of Rebecca who is sent to  live in a creepy old house with her Aunt Claudia, while her dad is travelling.


Rebecca could not feel more alone as she tries to find her place in New Orleans.Attending a snooty prep school, were a pack of rich girls treat Rebecca like she's invisible.
   But when the gorgeous and unavailable Anton Grey seems to  notice Rebecca and give her time   
   of day, she  cant help but wonder if he's got a hidden agenda.
   It is in Lafayette Cemetery, that  Rebecca makes  her first friend.  The sweet and mysterious  
   Lisette is eager to talk to Rebecca, and to show her the nooks and crannies of the city. But is Rebecca prepared for what the nooks and crannies hid
   
Rating: 3.5 stars
Book: Ruined
Author: Paula Morris
Type: novel
Avalible at:  amazon  

Friday, June 15, 2012

Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey

Posted by Angel kk at Friday, June 15, 2012 0 comments
Jekel Loves Hyde  by
Beth Fantaskey




I was truly suprised by how much i enjoyed Jekyll loves Hyde.

In this contemporary  twist  on the classic  book  The Strange Case of Jekyll & Hyde.

Tristen Hyde and good girl Jill Jekel.  To improve her odds, Jill enlists the help of gorgeous, brooding Tristen Hyde, who has his own dark secrets locked away. As the team of Jekel and Hyde, they recreate experiments based on the classic novel, hoping not only to win a prize, but to save Tristen’s sanity. Maybe his life. But Jill’s accidental taste of a formula unleashes her darkest nature and compels her to risk everything—even Tristen’s love—just for the thrill of being . . . bad.












Rating: 3.5 stars
Book: Jekel Loves Hyde
Author: Beth Fantaske
yType: novel
Avalible at:  amazon  
Website : http://www.bethfantaskey.com/

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Jessica rules the dark side By Beth Frantaskey

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               Jessica rules the dark side                                By  Beth Frantaskey




This is the highly anticipated sequel to Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side. I was excited to find out that there was a sequel to Jessica's guide but i was also a little worried about where the story might lead. But Jessica rules the dark side is a great sequel. With Jess growing and proving that  believing in your self can be a great gift 



The story
It was one thing to find out you are a vampire princess. But can Jess actually rule. Jess is having a hard enough time fitting in to her new life with her now husband, Lucius, at her side.

But when one of the elders turns up dead and all the evidence in the murder points to Lucius. Jess finds herself on her own. Determined to clear her Lucius name, Jessica launches her  own investigation, but will hallucinations and nightmares of betrayal get in her way.
 Jessica knows that with no blood to drink, Lucius’s time is running out fast, but can she find the real killer before it is to late?

 
Rating: 3.5 stars
Book: Jessica rules the dark side
 Author:Beth Frantaskey 
Type:  series
Avalible at:  amazon
Website: http://www.bethfantaskey.com/


 

 

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