Friday, August 23, 2013

Feature & Follow # 52

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers. But you have to know, the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

This week's question:

Book Selfie!
Snap a picture of you and your current read.

I'm currently reading the Elementals series by Brigid Kemmerer

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So what's your FF?

To play along visit Parajunkee & Alison Can Read
Follow them, follow their Featured Blogs and then visit as many blogs as you can, posting your answers.
And don't forget to leave your link in the comments section below!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Teaser Tuesday # 52 - Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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This week's Tease comes from:

(Elementals #1)

Brigid Kemmerer

First - The Blurb:

Earth. Fire. Air. Water.

When Becca Chandler saves Chris Merrick from being beaten-up in the school car park, she has no idea how dramatically this one action will change her life. Chris is no ordinary guy and neither are his three older brothers. The Merrick boys are Elementals. Hot. Powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death.

Then there's Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time. With her life at stake, Becca doesn't know who to trust or whose secrets she should keep. and with two boy vying for her affections, and pressure rising all around her, will she find out in time who's hiding the most dangerous truth of all?
Take Cover.
The storm is coming!
Second - The Tease:
He leaned down and brushed his lips against hers, just for a heartbeat, maybe a moment more. His mouth felt warm and dry, very sure. He only drew back an inch, weighing her reaction.
Wow! I actually managed to keep this weeks tease brief. Hope you liked it.
Third - My Thoughts:
Becca first appears as a normal teenage girl, but as the story unfolds, you soon discover that she has a lot going on in her life. Some of it not so pleasant. After rescuing Chris from a beating she forms a friendship with him and quickly discovers that he is not just a normal teenage boy. He is an Elemental who draws his power from water. Although an attraction starts to develop between them, neither of them acts.
Enter Hunter - the 'New Kid'. He takes in instant liking to Becca and begins to form a relationship with her. However, it turns out he has his own secrets and is not as innocent as he first appears to be.
As the two guys rival for Becca's attention, more and more is revealed. Some twists you can see coming. Others you can't.
After seeing this book/series featured on several other blogs, I felt that I had to read it. It's not a book filled with swoon worthy moments but the story is captivating and keeps you entertained right to the end.
My Rating: 4 out of 5
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If you liked my tease, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or if you don't have a blog, then please leave your ‘teasers’ in the comment section below!

From the TBR Pile #11

My good friend Sharrice from Reese's Reviews: My Addiction to Fiction came up with the idea of 'From The TBR Pile'. If you want to join in the fun, then just do the following:
From your book shelf or your e-reader, pick a book that you own that is still on your TBR list. Post it however you want to, then leave a link below so others can see what's waiting to be read.
This week for me its:
(Covenant #1)
Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals--well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.

I've had this one on my list for quite a while now. Just discovered that my local library has the entire series so Iput it on hold. Unfortunately, I'm 6th in the cue so it might take some time before I can collect the books.

On your blog (and be sure to leave a link) tell me what's waiting on your TBR pile.