Friday, January 3, 2014

Feature & Follow #70

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 weeks question:

What were your favorite books of 2013?

I read over a 100 books during 2013 and enjoyed most of them.
Here's a short list (in no particular order) of some of my favorites:

Easy by Tammara Webber

Crash series by Nicole Williams

My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron

Denazen series by Jus Accardo

Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent

Losing It series by Cora Carmack

The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Covenant series by Jennifer L. Aremtrout

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

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So what's your FF?

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Swoon Thursday #71 ~ Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme.

Here's how it works. From the book you're currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOONWhat got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag#YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog!

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 My Swoon for this week comes from:


 (Covenant  #0.5)

Jennifer L. Armentrout

First  - The Blurb:

"Love in my world usually ended up with someone hearing 'I smite thee ' as she was cursed to be some lame flower for the rest of her life." For three years, Alexandria has lived among mortals--pretending to be like them and trying to forget the duty she'd been trained to fulfill as a child of a mortal and a demigod. At seventeen, she's pretty much accepted that she's a freak by mortal standards... and that she'll never be prepared for that duty. According to her mother, that's a good thing.But as every descendant of the gods knows, Fate has a way of rearing her ugly head. A horrifying attack forces Alex to flee Miami and try to find her way back to the very place her mother had warned her she should never return-the Covenant. Every step that brings her closer to safety is one more step toward death... because she's being hunted by the very creatures she'd once trained to kill. The daimons have found her.

Second - The Tease:

There was something romantic about all of it, in the way he cradled my cheek when his mouth returned to mine and whispered my name like I was some kind of mystery he’d never be able to figure out. I felt warm and pleasant, not rip-my-clothes-off-and-do-me excited, but this wasn't bad. I could get used to this. Especially when I closed my eyes and pictured Matt’s eyes turning gray and his hair much, much darker.

Then he slipped his hand under the hem of my sundress.

My eyes snapped open and I quickly reached down, pulling his hand out from between my legs. “Matt!”

“What?” He lifted his head, his eyes a murky green. “Why’d you stop me?”

Why had I stopped him? I suddenly felt like Miss Purity Princess guarding her virginity from wayward boys. Why? The answer actually came to me pretty quickly. I didn't want to give up my V-card on a beach with sand finding its way into unseemly places. My legs already felt like they’d been well exfoliated.

But it was more than that. I really wasn't in the here and now with Matt, not when I was picturing him with gray eyes and dark hair, wanting him to be someone else. Someone I would never see again… and could never have.

Yeah, I know this one is super duper long, but as usual, I couldn't help myself. For those of you who don't know, Daimon is the prequel to The Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout, and boy, is it a great introduction. Short and sweet, it grabbed my attention right away.

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!

Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge 2014: January: Young Adult

This year Readers Live A Thousand Lives, Corrie The Book Crazed Girl, and Lovin' Los Libros have teamed up to host the Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge! For this challenge, the goal is to mix up the genres/categories we read. We have all had those times when we have gotten stuck in the genre/category we are currently reading and read nothing else for a while. The goal here is to mix that up! Each month a different genre/category will be featured and the goal is to read and review one book or more in that genre/category during that month. This month the focus is on Young Adult. 

If you want to find out more and join in, go sign up here.

For January, I plan to read...

I've been meaning to read this book for a while now. January looks like a good month to make that happen.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year ~ 2014

I took a short break over the Christmas holiday period but now I'm back and I would just like to wish everyone a

I hope 2014 is an awesome year for everyone.