Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

Author- Jeanne Ryan
Published- September 13th, 2012
Dial Books
304 pages
Received through ATW ARC Tours

A high-stakes online game of dares turns deadly

When Vee is picked to be a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game knows her. They tempt her with prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. At first it's exhilarating--Vee and Ian's fans cheer them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a twisted turn when they're directed to a secret location with five other players for the Grand Prize round. Suddenly they're playing all or nothing, with their lives on the line. Just how far will Vee go before she loses NERVE?

Debut author Jeanne Ryan delivers an un-putdownable suspense thriller.
So, leading up to the release of this book, I had been hearing tons of buzz about this book. So, of course, when it showed up as an ARC tour I was quick to add my name to the list. I ended up finishing the book slightly disappointed, which was a tad bit upsetting.

I'm really not a huge fan of this cover. I can't really determine a connection between the cover art and the book unless it is Nerve's logo. Even then I am very meh about the cover. It is very monochromatic and boring to the eye, in my opinion.

The beginning of the story showed promise, which was really what kept me reading. I liked the theatre aspect of the story and the fact that Vee was just a normal teenager. But, once we got past the initial introduction the story went

The characters were a part of the book that I really didn't care for. Vee was extremely hard to get to know and she is definitely not the type of girl I relate to, AT ALL. Ian, her love interest and Nerve partner, was not much better. He was not romantic in the least and I found that he often gave off an extremely douche-y persona. So yeah, he was a no go. We also got a very limited amount of time with any other people , so as far as characters go, this book was not for me.

Then, the plot. I found it to be slow, monotonous, and at times extremely boring. I really felt like I had the whole book solved from the start and I really didn't even get into the story. More like I skimmed over the surface and just tried to get it over with.

I feel like many extremely vital things were not explained in the book I was left with many unanswered questions by the conclusion. What was the real point of Nerve? Is it government run? How was it started?..The whole premise of Nerve was very vague.

Overall, Nerve was not for me. I didn't end up with heart-pounding-can't-wait-for-what-happens-next feeling like I was hoping for and ultimately I finished the book unsatisfied. I don't think I will be recommending Nerve to anyone any time soon.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Blog Tour: The Serpent's Ring by H.B. Bolton

Hi guys! Today I am promoting The Serpent's Ring for CBB Book Tours! I have already started the book and I must say that it is a pretty awesome MG read!

Evan and Claire Jones are typical teenagers, forced to go with their parents to yet another boring museum ... that is, until something extraordinary happens to make their day a little more than interesting. After following a strange little creature into a closed exhibit, Evan and his older sister, Claire, discover the Serpent’s Ring, one of the magical relics formed from the shattered Mysticus Orb. Purely by accident, they have awakened its powers and opened a portal to Sagaas, land of ancient gods.

Before the siblings can comprehend what has happened, the Serpent’s Ring is wrenched from Evan’s hand by an enormous bird and flown back to Aegir, the Norse god of the sea. Evan and Claire, accompanied by a band of unlikely heroes, must retrieve the Serpent’s Ring before Aegir uses its immense powers to flood all the lands on Earth.
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 Currently, H.B. Bolton resides in sunny Florida with her supportive husband, two adorable children, gorgeous greyhounds, and scruffy mutt. She is actively creating new worlds and interesting characters for the next book in one of her series. Shhhh, can you keep a secret? Not only does she write books for the young-at-heart, adventurous sort who yearn to dive into a good young-adult fantasy story, she also writes spellbinding, heart pounding women’s fiction. These particular books are written under the name Barbara Brooke, but that’s another story, altogether.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Blog Tour: Roots of Insight by Breeana Puttroff

Roots of Insight
Author- Breeana Puttroff
Published- February 1st, 2012
Musefish Press
306 pages
E-copy provided by the author for review

Quinn Robbins has just returned from spending ten days in Eirentheos, a world she had never known existed. Trying to settle back into her familiar life and establish a relationship with her new boyfriend, Zander, is more of a challenge than she ever dreamed it would be.

Things are just beginning to feel normal again when Thomas shows up in her world, and invites her back to Eirentheos for a royal wedding. She's excited at the chance to reconnect with the people and places she had begun to fall in love with.

What she doesn't realize is just how deeply connected with this new world she might become ... and just what old secrets might be beginning to unravel.

The second book in the beloved Dusk Gate series reconnects Quinn with the charming princes, and the pristine world of Eirentheos. From a beautiful royal wedding to a dangerous rescue mission, Quinn's adventures are about to take her life on a course that will change it forever.
So, I read and reviewed book one in the Dusk Gate Chronicles a few months back and I absolutely loved it so, of course, when it came up on a tour site I had to get a spot! The second book, while not as good as the first, definitely did not disappoint!

I quite like the cover of this book. It is somewhat different from the first, but I think I prefer the simple layout and interesting font. Plus, it is a gorgeous bluey purple color!

I loved getting reunited with all of the awesome characters. Quinn was equally as awesome as in the first book and I absolutely swooned when I finally got to see Will and Thomas again! Having a second book makes me want the Rose family to adopt me even more. They are all kinds of amazing!

I finally got my romantic side fulfilled in this book. Not only does Quinn have a boyfriend on Earth, but she also ends up shacking it up with two other awesome guys in Eirentheos. Thank goodness that it didn't end up becoming a love square..phew!

I definitely think the storyline went much slower in this book than in Seeds of Discovery. There was plenty of action, it just read slower. It definitely held my attention though, no doubt about that.

The book wrapped up quite nicely, but it did end with one of my least favorite things in books...cliffhangers! This one is about the size of Mt. Everest! Thank goodness I have Thorns of Decision on my Kindle ready to be devoured!

Overall, I really enjoyed Roots of Insight. It was just as good as Seeds of Discovery and definitely left me wanting more!


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

September Reading Wrap-Up

Oh my goodness! Where has September gone? I feel like I was just typing up my August Wrap Up post and September TBR (which I epically failed on, by the way!). I had a really slow reading month this month and I'm hoping the coming months aren't as slow or I won't be reaching my 80 book goal. Any hoo, onto what I read and/or reviewed in the month of September.
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
Breathe by Sarah Crossan
Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
Sad huh? Oh well, I am sure October will bring a much better month of reading. It is starting to get colder here which means more time inside. October is also my birthday month so I am hoping to get some cool new reads that will be releasing soon! 
How many books did you read in September?
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