Friday, August 29, 2014

Last Mission of the Living Book Blitz: Excerpt and Giveaway

Welcome to the Release Book Blitz for The Last Mission of the Living by Rhiannon Frater! There is a must read excerpt and a blitz-wide giveaway to enter. Make sure to check it out!

About the Book
Title: Last Mission of the Living
Author: Rhiannon Frater
Series: The Last Bastion
Publication Date: August 28, 2014
Genres: Adult, Horror, Post-Apocalyptic, Zombies
Purchase on: Amazon
Humanity teeters on the brink of extinction…
Vanguard Lindsay Rooney has faced the undead hordes of Inferi Scourge and lived to tell the tale, but she has also suffered horrible losses. Like millions of other civilians, she had hoped that The Bastion would recover after a team of modified soldiers eradicated the undead hordes of Inferi Scourge that infested their valley. Yet the city still crumbles around them, along with any chance of survival.
Lindsey’s growing friendship with Torran MacDonald, an officer with the Science Warfare division, is her only solace as the decline of the city continues. When food riots fill the streets, martial law is enacted, and the upper echelons of government battle for control of the city, Lindsey is conscripted by her superiors to embark on a dangerous mission into the dead world beyond The Bastion. To add even more complications, Torran and the SWD join the squad.
Soon, Lindsey realizes that her mission is more than what it seems, and there are secrets that could both destroy The Bastion and take her life.

About the Author

Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of over a dozen books, including the As the World Dies zombie
trilogy (Tor), as well as independent works such as The Last Bastion of the Living (declared the #1 Zombie Release of 2012 by Explorations Fantasy Blog and the #1 Zombie Novel of the Decade by B&N Book Blog), and other horror novels. In 2014, her newest horror novel, The Mesmerized, will be released by Permuted Press. Dead Spots will be published in 2015 by Tor. She was born and raised a Texan and presently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and furry children (a.k.a pets).  She loves scary movies, sci-fi and horror shows, playing video games, cooking, dyeing her hair weird colors, and shopping for Betsey Johnson purses and shoes.

Excerpt from The Last Mission of the Living
Rhiannon Frater

Lindsey awoke with a start. It took her a second to comprehend it was her wristlet vibrating that had awakened her. Activating the screen, she saw the message was incoming from her secret program. Instantly, her heart started to beat wildly with excitement. Still a little tipsy from the tequila, she edged out from beneath Torran’s long leg and arm and scooted to the ladder.
Once on the main floor, she sat at her computer array beneath the elevated bed, and she logged into the program. After several long, excruciating seconds, the message downloaded. It was from Maria. Gnawing on her bottom lip, Lindsey quickly scrolled through it. The message was short, but worrying.
Lindsey, Dwayne and I need to talk to you and Commandant Pierce ASAP. Call tomorrow at exactly 1600 hours.
Realizing she needed to be careful with how many times she contacted Maria, Lindsey hesitated, weighing whether or not she should respond or just wait until the designated time. Finally, she typed in a short note signaling she’d received the message and logged out of the program. Gnawing on her thumbnail, she stared at the screens. She wanted to hack into the SWD and government sites and search out information on the new Legatus, but didn’t dare do it while Torran was around.
“You look worried.”
Lindsey gazed upward to see Torran peering at her over the rail of her bed.
“I’m always worried in the back of my mind.” With a sheepish smile, she shrugged slightly. “Well, not worried exactly. I’m always got some fixation back in the gray matter.”
“Sort of like you got a computer program running in the back of your mind sorting things out?” Torran ventured.
Surprised that he got it so right, Lindsey gazed at him in awe.
“You get a look in your eyes. Like you’re processing something.” Torran slipped over the side of the bed and dropped down. “Considering your very nice computer display, I’m going to guess that you’re good at working with them, too.”
“My father was a programmer. He taught me everything I know.”
“But you had the natural talent, too, huh?”
“You can say that.” Lindsey uneasily shifted her weight on her chair, not willing to let Torran too far into her personal headspace.
“But you’re a grunt. Not a programmer.”
Lindsey swiveled toward him and shrugged. “I wanted to do something different. I didn’t want to follow in someone else’s footsteps but make my own path.”
With a slight nod, Torran rested his hands on the edge of her bed and stretched. It was very provocative and she was distracted by the muscles shifting beneath his skin. She wanted to be distracted. Fear was a tight knot in her gut.
“And you don’t want to talk about it.”
“Is this where we draw lines?” Torran asked, tilting his head.
“Yep.” Lindsey slid to her feet and ran her hands down his chest. “We’re getting to know each other. We’re getting to be friends. But not only did I lose the stupid ex, but my best friend. I need a new friend.”
“A friend with benefits.” Torran stared into her eyes somberly. “I’m there with you.”
“Are you?” Lindsey really hoped he was, because she liked him.
“This life is too uncertain,” he said at last. “Better to keep things simple. Uncomplicated.”
“Let’s enjoy the rest of the night before we have to go back to the real world.” Lindsey rubbed her lips against his chin softly.
Torran cupped her face and kissed her lightly. “I better go.”
“No, Lindsey. I should. You see, if I stay any longer I won’t want to go back to the real world.”
Frowning, she feared she’d made a misstep with him.
“The thing is this... you’re a great girl. And I think we’re going to be great friends. But we need boundaries. Sleeping here tonight... a little too much over the line.”
“So don’t sleep.” Lindsey gave him the beguiling look that seemed to affect him so much.
“Oh, that’s playing so dirty.” Torran laughed.
“One more time, then you can go home.” Lindsey turned up her flirty look, her fingers lightly touching his hip.
“Fine. But... boundaries.”
His kiss rendered her breathless.

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Book Review: Descent

About the Book
Title: Descent
Author: Kallie Ross
Series: A Lost Tribe #1
Publication Date: June 9, 2014
Genres: Young Adult, 
Seventeen year old Ollie Miller is ready to leave all of her hurt feelings behind, but moving on seems impossible while living next door to her ex-best friend, Mateo. When curious earthquakes begin to shake and rip open the foundation of her small town, the ground becomes as unsteady as her feelings for him. When they fall, they fall hard…
Ollie’s disastrous attempt to save Mateo’s brother from falling into a curious chasm results in their descent into a cavernous wonderland. Ollie, Mateo, Jesse, and Alexis search for a way back home, and encounter a mysterious tribe of natives. Gabriel, the next in line to lead his people, is granted permission to guide them to the surface. On their treacherous journey, an overzealous elder threatens all of their lives, because he can’t risk them exposing his people, or the power he wields. The group discovers ancient secrets, unexpected truths, and uncharted feelings. Ollie must find a way out or risk being stuck in the caves forever—or worse, dead.
“Descent is a gripping debut that takes you on a roller coaster - a page turner that has you asking - what happens next. I loved every single word of it.”

My Review of Descent
I love the mythology and world building of Descent. I love the idea of a secret group or civilization living underground hidden for centuries. Throughout the course of the journey back to the surface, Olivia and her friends, encounter many unbelievable things from the legends of the people who live below ground. I loved this aspect also. 

This is not a simple story of falling underground during an earthquake. This society has its own customs, and people who feel that outsides should not be welcome. As Ollie and her friends accept the help of Gabriel to lead them back to the surface, they begin to discover not all is right above or below the surface. 

Ollie is smart and intuitive; these qualities help her understand what is going on and helps her survive some of the dangers along her journey. Jesse and Alex antics tend to be the comic relief during the story, and it is obvious they are not over each other. Mateo is kind and protective, which is why I rooted for him in the romance department through most of the book. 

The Descent has originally and magic that really drew me in. The ending left an opening for future adventures from Ollie and her friends. I can only hope Kallie Ross decides to give us more. I really enjoyed getting to know Ollie, Jesse, Mateo, and Alex and watch them form new friendship with the teenagers from underground. I really want to see what is going to happen next with everything that happened in Descent. 

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Iron Pendulum Release Day Launch and Giveaway

Today we are celebrating the release of Iron Pendulum, the second book in Megan Curd's Periodic series. There is also a giveaway for you to enter to celebrate the release!

About the Book
Title: Iron Pendulum
Author: Megan Curd
Series: Periodic #2
Publication Date: August 28, 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Steampunk, Fantasy
A month ago, Avery thought the world ended outside Dome Four. Thought she was one of the few of her kind. Thought the war that brought the human race to the brink of extinction was over.
But a month can change everything.
After fighting to escape a tyranny she didn't even know existed, Avery has had to come to grips with all the secrets she's uncovered. But more secrets continue to come to light, revealing how little of her world she truly knew. When evidence starts to show that Dome Four might be under siege, Avery knows what she must do.
Returning to the dome she longed to escape is a challenge for Avery, but now she knows there’s corruption lurking in the shadows. A massive steam shortage leaves half the dome without power, and people are falling ill. Dying.
And they’re blaming Avery.
A month can change everything. One more month could kill everyone. The clock is ticking.

About the Author
Megan Curd is a graduate of Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota. While having always enjoyed
reading any books she could get her hands on, Megan didn’t begin writing until a friend encouraged her to do so while in college.

When not writing, Megan enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Photography, traveling and snowboarding are hobbies she loves, and she doesn’t turn down the opportunity to play xBox with her brother and friends when it presents itself.

Megan currently resides in Ohio with her husband and son, where she is trying to convert them into Buckeye fans.

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Book Review: Mockingjay

About the Book
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Title: Mockingjay
Author: Suzanne Collins
Series: The Hunger Games #3
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: August 24, 2010
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian
My name is Katniss Everdeen.
Why am I not dead?
I should be dead.
Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.
It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans--except Katniss.
The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels' Mockingjay--no matter what the personal cost.

My Review of Mockingjay
Out of all the horrible things that happened in this series, I would have to say Mockingjay took the cake. I knew with the darkness that surrounded the last two books, the final book was not going to be easy or full of sunshine and rainbows. Even with all the tragic events, Suzanne Collins still makes it another addicting read. There is a certain realism in all the darkness and loss, in a war, not everyone is going to survive unscathed. 

Katniss has escaped to District 13, but she is more broken than ever before. Peeta is in the hands of the Capital. To everyone in charge she is just a pawn in a war she never wanted to fight. Even treated as just a symbol, Katniss’s instincts are usually better than the Politicians who are running the rebellion. Katniss in Mockingjay is a realistic portrayal of someone who is suffering with PTSD from the events of the previous Hunger Games.  Those elements made this book seem more realistic and sadly direr. 

I loved the Hunger Games series and I am glad I finally finished it. I know that I cried while reading each book, but Mockingjay was in its own league of making me cry. I am sure, when I get to see the movies, I will cry all over again. I know that I am late to the game on this series, but it is truly well done. It is a book that I am sure will continue to be popular for many years. 

For those who have not started this series or have only watched the movies, I highly recommend reading this series. Even though the movies are very well done, the books have so much more to them that just does not fit into a movie format. It is defiantly worth your time. 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cover Reveal: AlibiZ

AlibiZ by Karice Bolton
Afterworld #2
Expected Publication: October 2014
 Cover Design by
Genres: New Adult, Post Apocalyptic
Rebekah vows to expose the truth behind the RecruitZ that are killing the innocents. These creatures must be stopped, but so should the people controlling them. When Rebekah uncovers who is behind the uprisings, her own life becomes in danger.
Rebekah knows that she is not alone in this fight but vengeance alone won’t help her and the others to victory. Forced to build a battalion with the very creatures she needs to destroy, it is up to her to uncover the truth for the public before the world is turned over to an elite few.
Regardless of what may happen to her, she knows it’s a race against time to destroy these creatures and the monsters controlling them before there is no one left worth saving.

 About the Author
Karice received an MFA in Creative Writing from the U of W. She has written fifteen novels and has several
exciting projects in the works. Karice lives with her husband and two English Bulldogs in rainy Washington.
Books currently available:
Luke Fletcher Series: Hidden Sins (Book 1), Buried Sins (Book 2) – coming soon
Beyond Love Series: Beyond Control (Book 1) Beyond Doubt (Book 2) Beyond Reason (Book 3) Beyond Intent (Book 4) Beyond Chance, Beyond Promise, and Beyond the Mistletoe coming soon
Afterworld Series: RecruitZ (Book 1) AlibiZ (Book 2) – October 2014
The Witch Avenue Series: Lonely Souls (Book 1), Altered Souls (Book 2), Released Souls (Book 3) Shattered Souls (Book 4)
The Watchers Trilogy: Awakening (Book 1), Legions (Book 2), Cataclysm (Book 3), Taken Novella (Watchers Prequel)
The Camp

My Thoughts: I love RecruitZ and the surprising direction the book went in. I really want to find out what is going on, and I know this book will probably answer some of those questions. I also love the color of the cover, the blues in the background really make the cover model stand out.

I want to hear what you think!
Let me know in the comments

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Waiting on Wednesday: Winterspell

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

 I am waiting on:

Title: Winterspell
Author: Claire Legrand
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: September 30, 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, 
The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince . . . but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums.
New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor's ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother's murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.
Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.
Her home is destroyed, her father abducted--by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they're to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets--and a need she can't define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won't leave Cane unscathed--if she leaves at all.
Inspired by The Nutcracker, Winterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.
Why am I waiting?
A novel inspired by The Nutcracker, with a dark twist count me in. I like the idea that Clara Stole is training secretly on the side, after her mother's murder. It means that she is not going to be a constant damsel in distress. This is defiantly a must read for me. I love a good twist on an old story. 

What are you waiting on?
Make sure to let me know in the comments

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I Want It That Way Release Day Launch

 Today we are here to celebrate the release of Ann Aguirre's new book, I Want It That Way, the first book in the 2B Trilogy. There is a way to read the first chapter, an excerpt from the book, and a giveaway to top off the celebration!

About the Book
Title: I Want It That Way
Author: Ann Aguirre
Series: 2B Trilogy
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Publication Date: August 26, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance, 
Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she’s determined to make them come true. But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local day care to support herself, dating’s the last thing on her mind. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B….
Daniel Tyler has grown up too fast. Becoming a single dad at twenty turned his life upside down—and brought him heartache he can’t risk again. Now, as he raises his four-year-old son while balancing a full-time construction management job and night classes, the last thing he wants is noisy students living in the apartment upstairs. But one night, Nadia’s and Ty’s paths cross, and soon they can’t stay away from each other.
The timing is all wrong—but love happens when it happens. And you can’t know what you truly need until you stand to lose it.
"A tender, sweet, and sexy story about how life—and falling in love—can never be planned."
—Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You
The 2B Trilogy
(SIDENOTE: Titles using BSB Songs. Got to read them now.)

About the Author

Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author and RITA winner with a degree in
English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. Ann likes books, emo music, action movies, and she writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens, published with Harlequin, Macmillan, and Penguin, among others.

Excerpt from I Want It That Way
“Where are you from?”
Ah, an actual question. That means I can ask one back.
“Nebraska, toward the South Dakota and Wyoming side, if that helps.”
“I’ve never met anyone from there.”
Michigan was a long way from home. “I usually get ‘not in Nebraska anymore’ jokes, and then I have to decide if I’m going to remind them that’s Kansas or play along.”
“What do you usually do?”
“Play along.”
“You don’t like conflict, huh?” He sounded normal tonight, as if talking to me wasn’t an unpleasant chore anymore.
That was a relief since I’d come to look forward to these moments with him so much. More, maybe, than I’d like to admit.Right. Friends. I distracted myself by considering his question. “Not if it can be avoided. I’m not what you’d call pugnacious, no. But I like to think I don’t back off important issues. What about you?”
“No.” His voice was bleak and quiet. “I don’t. Even when I should.”
Wow, that took a dark turn.
If I could’ve jumped onto his patio without breaking an ankle or waking Sam, I’d have been down there like a shot. The distance between us seemed intolerable, and from the knot in my throat, I didn’t see how I could live another second without touching him, finding out if his hair was as soft as it looked or what he smelled like. I wanted him in a way I never had before.
In high school, I had a boyfriend who played basketball, and we broke up when I left the state. It was a rational decision, and I didn’t miss him that much once I was gone. My freshman year, I went out with a lot of different guys, one date here, two dates there, but I never clicked with anyone enough to focus on them. Sometimes there were hookups with no strings, no expectations. Classes, friends and work seemed a lot more important. The intensity of this attraction was foreign and frightening, if exhilarating. I might already be backing off if I had the faintest sense that Ty was jerking me around on purpose.
Wish he didn’t make me feel this way. It’d be so much simpler if I could friend-zone him.
I realized I still hadn’t touched his verbal grenade. “We all have things we’d do differently in hindsight.”
“What is it about you?” he asked in a wondering tone.
“You make me…better. Calmer.”
“Like a sedative?” I snickered. It was the least sexy thing a guy had ever said to me, including a junior high squeeze who said my face wasn’t actually that bad.
He laughed, too, a sheepish sound. “I didn’t mean it like that. Just…I’m worried pretty much all the time that I’m dropping the ball somewhere, about to face-plant, but when I come out here and hear your voice, everything backs off like ten steps. I can breathe again.”

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Special Announcement From Karina Halle

Choose the adventure! Here's your chance to vote for the destination of Karina Halle's next novel!

Enter this simple poll, and choose one of these three amazing locations: Amalfi Coast, South of France, Prague.

Karina and her assistant will jet to the winning destination for a week-long, interactive adventure, where YOU can participate as they take part in all the fun tourist attractions you've chosen. The entire trip will be captured on video and with photos so you too can relish in this unforgettable experience. 

Cast your vote now!

About the Author

 The daughter of a Norwegian Viking and a Finnish Moomin, Karina Halle grew up in Vancouver,Canada with trolls and eternal darkness on the brain. This soon turned into a love of all things that go bump in the night and a rather sadistic appreciation for freaking people out. Like many of the flawed characters she writes, Karina never knew where to find herself and has dabbled in acting, make-up artistry, film production, screenwriting, photography, travel writing and music journalism. She eventually found herself in the pages of the very novels she wrote (if only she had looked there to begin with).
Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiance and rescue pup.

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Book/Audiobook Review: Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line

About the Book
The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1)
Title: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line
Author: Rob Thomas, Jennifer Graham
Series: Veronica Mars #1
Publication Date: March 25, 2014
Genres: Mystery, 
From Rob Thomas, the creator of the television series and movie phenomenon Veronica Mars, comes the first book in a thrilling mystery series that picks up where the feature film left off. 
Ten years after graduating from high school in Neptune, California, Veronica Mars is back in the land of sun, sand, crime, and corruption. She’s traded in her law degree for her old private investigating license, struggling to keep Mars Investigations afloat on the scant cash earned by catching cheating spouses until she can score her first big case.
Now it’s spring break, and college students descend on Neptune, transforming the beaches and boardwalks into a frenzied, week-long rave. When a girl disappears from a party, Veronica is called in to investigate. But this is no simple missing person’s case; the house the girl vanished from belongs to a man with serious criminal ties, and soon Veronica is plunged into a dangerous underworld of drugs and organized crime. And when a major break in the investigation has a shocking connection to Veronica’s past, the case hits closer to home than she ever imagined.
In Veronica Mars, Rob Thomas has created a groundbreaking female detective who’s part Phillip Marlowe, part Nancy Drew, and all snark. With its sharp plot and clever twists, The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line will keep you guessing until the very last page.

My Review of The Thousand Dollar Tan Line
Oh for my love of everything Veronica Mars, how I love The Thousand Dollar Tan Line. Not only does it give fans more Veronica Mars, but also the entire novel reads just like an episode of Veronica Mars. I could totally see it playing out in my head. I loved seeing the old gang back at it, but for anyone who has yet to see the movie, there will be spoilers since this book is set after the events of the movie. 

My only complaint about The Thousand Dollar Tan Line is I wish there was more Logan and Veronica interaction. Due to Logan’s current situation at the end of the movie, he does not make that many appearances and for limited time when he does. I of course still loved it, even with less Logan. 

The big boast for this novel is that it features someone from Veronica’s past who did not appear in the movie. I am not going to spoil it, but I will say it was an interesting twist to the story. Veronica has really grown up and taking on the high profile cases, and that is very evident in this novel. When teenage girls start disappearing on Spring Break, it may be up to Veronica to find out what happened. 

The snarky voice over, the gang back together, and Veronica all grown up, The Thousand Dollar Tan Line is so much more than what I was hoping it would be, and the characters voices transfer to paper perfectly. Even though I have read the book, I have to listen to the audiobook someday, simply because Kristen Bell herself narrates it. I have heard hilarious things about her impressions of the other characters. 

Since I read the book, I was not going to listen to the audiobook, but it is narrated by Kristen Bell. Since Veronica Mars is reading her own book, I had to listen and I am so glad I did. It is such a marvelous experience to listen to this story. With Kristen Bell narrating, it gives you the feeling like the episode is on the TV in the next room, and you are just listening to it. I almost wish I had skipped reading, and just listen to the audiobook first. 

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Book Review: Search

About the Book
Search (The Empire Chronicles, #2)
Title: Search
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: The Empire Chronicles #2
Publication Date: April 17, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, 
Casey isn't human. The revelation should terrify her, but it doesn't. Instead it excites her. Too bad not everyone is as excited as she is.
Torn between two lives, the only one she's ever known and her life as a paranormal princess, Casey has to decide whether she can trust the man she loves.
Sometimes being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be.

My Review of Search
(**may contain spoilers from previous books**)
Search takes so many surprising turns, and Alyssa Rose Ivy really does not pull punches when it comes to keeping readers on their toes. Casey’s acceptance of her new found abilities and her new family is not something that comes easy. Casey is rather forced upon to come to New Orleans and accept her places as a Royal Pteron. While she wants to get to know her father’s family, she is also terrified which is completely normal.

Casey is insecure and uncomfortable around her new family at the beginning of Search. By the end, I think Casey has accepted her new life and her relationship with Toby. Although I was rooting for Jared to find a real relationship with someone, I think sweet Toby is a much better love interest. He does not seemed bother by politics and follows his heart.

A few twists and secrets revealed in Search that left my jaw hanging open. Then the cliffhanger at the end had me desperately craving the next book as soon as possible. I will have to say even though I absolutely loved Soar; Search is my favorite Empire Chronicles book yet. It may even be my favorite over the Crescent Chronicles too. 

As I say every time I read another Alyssa Rose Ivy novel, Alyssa can do no wrong when it comes to telling a story. She always manages to make it addicting and unique. I cannot wait for Stay and see her work her magic again. If you haven’t read any of her Pteron novels, I have to say you are defiantly missing out. 

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