Author: Regina

Giveaway: Paperback copy of World War Z by Max Brooks

June 10, 2013 4 Comments Regina
Giveaway: Paperback copy of World War Z by Max Brooks

In honor of the movie, World War Z, coming out on June 21st, we’ve decided to giveaway a paperback copy of the book the upcoming movie is based on!! We’ll be taking entries until June 15th. Rafflecopter down below! 😉     The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States […]

Fated (Soul Seekers #1)

June 9, 2013 4 Comments Regina
Fated (Soul Seekers #1)

I’m at Target staring at the empty spot where the book I drove here for should be. It’s close to 10:00 p.m. , and I don’t have the energy to frantically look behind all of the other books on the isle like I normally would, so I do a quick sweep with my eyes for an appealing cover and land on Fated.  The girl on the pretty purple cover makes me want to run to […]

SSS: The Archers of Avalon trilogy

June 5, 2013 9 Comments Regina
SSS: The Archers of Avalon trilogy

I totally picked up the first book in this series because the glossy purple and black cover called to me. The almost alliteration of A’s in the title pleased my nerdy side, and the elegant looking woman on the cover was someone I wouldn’t mind living vicariously through. Already sold on the aesthetic appeal of the cover, I read the blurb on the back and gave a little squeal at the name Tristan (one of our main […]

ARC Review: The Wrong Girl (Freak House #1) by C.J. Archer

June 1, 2013 1 Comment Regina
ARC Review: The Wrong Girl (Freak House #1) by C.J. Archer

When I saw the cover of this book, I gave my imaginary friend a high-five.  An ominous looking house with a stylishly Gothic girl standing in front? Yes, please! Hannah Smith, a fiery, auburn haired 18-year-old, has been living in an attic as the companion of Lady Violet Wade for the past 15 years of her life. Hannah and Lady Violet both have ”conditions” that have kept them tucked away as outcasts and shunned by […]

The Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Trilogy

May 30, 2013 1 Comment Regina
The Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Trilogy

This is a short and sweet shout out to C.J. Archer’s Spirit Medium Trilogy published last year. It’s been a while since I read these books, but felt like they deserved a rec since I will be reviewing her latest book, The Wrong Girl soon. I’ve always loved the idea of Mediums and things of the seance sort whether in books or film, so last October I went searching for something with that theme in mind. I […]

ARC Review: Spirit (Elemental #3.0)

May 28, 2013 0 Comments Regina
ARC Review: Spirit (Elemental #3.0)

Regina’s Review: Spirit was a bit of a ride for me. For most of this story I felt like I was breathing with cinder blocks on my chest, waiting for the next drop. I felt like I was behind a glass wall, screaming at Hunter to make the right decisions. I wanted an insta-stick worm hole that I could toss on the wall and step through to guide his thoughts.  This roller coaster ride of high […]

Breathless (Elemental #2.5)

May 28, 2013 0 Comments Regina
Breathless (Elemental #2.5)

Regina’s Review: That moment when you’re reading a book, and a couple of chapters in something “clicks” and leaves you <insert sharp intake of breath here> Breathless? Yeah, this installment in the Elemental series gives bold significance to the title from the start. This book had a different feel than the rest for me. I felt more like a voyeur, vicariously experiencing something forbidden through the thoughts of Nick Merrick, Gabriel’s identical twin. Nick is our […]

Book Review: Spark (Elemental #2) by Brigid Kemmerer

May 25, 2013 2 Comments Regina
Book Review: Spark (Elemental #2) by Brigid Kemmerer

Regina’s Review: Gabriel Merrick has consumed me. Gabriel Merrick starts out as a guilty pleasure. Like a song you hear on the radio that you hate, but can’t get it out of your head so you end up actually liking it.  On first impression, he is a (very attractive) prig and deserves to be slapped for his crude humor and ne’er do well ways. But smart girls like me (and Brigid Kemmerer) know there’s always some sexy […]

Book Review: Fearless (Elemental #1.5)

May 22, 2013 0 Comments Regina
Book Review: Fearless (Elemental #1.5)

Regina’s Review: I was reluctant to do a review on a book strictly about Hunter from the Elemental series because I’ve been holding a grudge. When Hunter’s character was first introduced in Storm (Elemental#1), I was gung-ho Team Chris and realized Hunter was going to put the Isosceles in C&B’s relationship. Hunter was introduced pretty early in the story, and I was desperate for Chris and Becca to gain more ground with each other before […]

Book Review: Elemental (Elemental # 0.5)

May 19, 2013 1 Comment Regina
Book Review: Elemental (Elemental # 0.5)

If you are like me, you are always wondering, “Do I really need to read the 0.5 or 1.5 or 5.5 novella? Is it worth my .99 cents???” More often than not, the answer has been “YES!”  for me. Elemental is worth the read (and buck) not because it is integral to understanding the rest of the series, but because it is integral to understanding Michael’s character.  Insightful and romantic, Brigid Kemmerer sweeps me off my […]

Storm (Elemental #1)

May 19, 2013 0 Comments Regina
Storm (Elemental #1)

Brigid Kemmerer’s Elemental series was something I went into with low expectations despite the high ratings I saw on Goodreads. I thought to myself, “Guys with elemental powers? I’m not sure if I can get into lame superhero stuff right now. I need some high-grade material after the trip I just took.” I’m glad I drowned those thoughts. I was coming off of a really good book “high” and needed to read something that could […]