HAPPY THURSDAY everyone! I don’t know about you, but can’t believe we are at the end of April…ALREADY! You know what that means? It means a few amazing things are coming to an end – an a few more fabu things are getting ready to start.
- Elana’s “Tag your it” contest on her FB page. Click here for info
- The First-Ever Bookanistas-Give-Back Run For Your Life event. Check out Myra McEntire ‘s post to still get in on the action.
- My advice series April event. Comment on any of the advice posts throughout the month of April and you are entered into a random commenter giveaway for books, swag and more.
Now, on to this week’s fabulous reviews:
- Shelli Johannes-Wells scribes about The Story Board
- Elana Johnson thrills over The Third
- Megan Miranda travels the pages of Blood Red Road
- Shana Silver is rapturous about Moonglass
- Carrie Harris revels in Divergent
- Rosemary Clement-Moore adores Enclave
- Veronica Rossi enthuses over Enclave
- Stasia Ward Kehoe has Perfect cover love
Now, on to my Bookanista Shout out – DEMONGLASS by Rachel Hawkins
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Basic Blurb: (from Amazon)
Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch.
That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered the family secret, and that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth.
Turns out, Sophie’s a demon, one of only two in the world—the other being her father. What’s worse, she has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is precisely why Sophie decides she must go to London for the Removal, a dangerous procedure that will destroy her powers.
But once Sophie arrives she makes a shocking discovery. Her new friends? They’re demons too. Meaning someone is raising them in secret with creepy plans to use their powers, and probably not for good. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they’re using Acher to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?
Why I liked it: Holy Mother of Sequels, Batman! This one is truly one of the best! First, it was absolutely a stand-alone story, despite the I-Want-The-Next-Story-Right-Now cliffhanger ending. The plot was rich, expanding on the world we were introduced to in Hex Hall. Next, the characters were fabulous – full, 3-dimension characters you WANT to know. And finally, there was a great emotional hook, angsty and rich. Yet, despite the emotional components, there was humor too. A true Comedy-Tragedy approach that I will never probably master in the way this book did.
If you haven’t read it yet – or Hex Hall for that matter – Go read it (them). NOW. 😀
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I don’t know about you, but I need more hours for reading! There are a ton of fab books out!