Notice:


As of June 9, 2012 I will no longer be accepting e-books for review. This is due to the overwhelming
demand of reviews, work and night classes taking up a lot of my spare time. It
is taking me several months to read and post reviews therefore until “my to be
reviewed list” is smaller I will no longer accept any more e-books for review.
I am extremely sorry.


May 17, 2012

Review: The Reckoning by Alma Katsu

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Lanore McIlvrae is the kind of woman who will to do anything for love. Including imprisoning the man who loves her behind a wall of brick and stone.
She had no choice but to entomb Adair, her nemesis, to save Jonathan, the boy she grew up with in a remote Maine town in the early 1800s and the man she thought she would be with forever. But Adair had other plans for her. He used his mysterious, otherworldly powers to give her eternal life, but Lanore learned too late that there was a price for this gift: to spend eternity with him. And, though he is handsome and charming, behind Adair's seductive facade is the stuff of nightmares. He is a monster in the flesh, and he wants Lanore to love him for all time.
Now, two hundred years after imprisoning Adair, Lanore is trying to atone for her sins. She has given away the treasures she's collected over her many lifetimes in order to purge her past and clear the way for a future with her new lover, Luke Findley. But, while viewing these items at an exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Lanore suddenly is aware that the thing she's been dreading for two hundred years has caught up to her: Adair has escaped from his prison. He's free—and he will come looking for her. And she has no idea how she will save herself. Excerpt from Alma’s website.
The Reckoning starts off with Lanny and Luke looking at the souvenirs that Lanny decided to donated to the museums. Lanny learns that Adair has broken through his cement tomb that she had locked him in. We learned more about Adair's history and Alma wrote his character in such a way that I have started to kinda of sort of liked him. Which I am not happy about because I hated him in The Taker. I think enjoyed The Reckoning more than The Taker I think - they may be tied I haven’t fully decided yet. I liked learning about Lanny and Adair's history. It gave more insight on each of them and why they made the decisions that they have made. Characters that I thought were good weren't and those who I thought were bad petty much stayed bad they didn't jump on the good train which some I was hoping that they would see the light by not having to deal with Adair anymore. Most adult novels lose my interest but Alma's writing keeps everything fresh and she explains all the details with new characters and only introduces them when it really matters. I didn't have to think about what was happening I was able to enjoy and picture it in my mind vividly and enjoy the story as it unfolded. I still can't get over my feelings for Adair it scares me and I'm definitely scared on what feelings will come out for him in book 3. I am looking forward to see how the series will end. Who is Lanny going to stay/be with?
Special thank to Anneliese from S&S Canada for sending me a review copy.
The Rating:
5 out of 5
The Details:
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352 pages
Published: June 2012
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Canada
ISBN-10: 1451651805
ISBN-13: 9781451651805
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May 7, 2012

2nd Annual Break Cassay out of Tax Jail Winners!

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Yay! Tax Season is over and my wonderful followers broke me out of tax jail for now…..well until next April.
I’d like to send out a HUGE thank you to all the authors who donated copies of their novels for this event I greatly appreciate it.
Now onto the winners:
Winner of the signed copy of Devil. May Care. is:
Kota
Elizabeth - has until May 18 to email me
New Winner: Thersea - Has until May 23 to respond to my email/email me
Winners of the 1 of Kenya Wright’s novel are:
1st pick – Kel_P
2nd pick – Alice Priday
Winner of Evanecence is:
Alice Priday
Winners of the Midnight Series prize pack are:
Carina Olsen and Alice Priday
Winner of Feyland is:
Alice Priday
Winner of Darkride is:
Alice Priday
Winner of both Taryn Browning novels is:
Sabs
Winner of both G.L Bressdon novels is:
Alice Priday
Winners of 1 copy of Song to Wake to:
Amaleen Ison
Sabs
Alice Priday
Winner of the paperback copy of Spiritus is:
Alice Priday
Winners choice of 1 of Nathan Wrann’s novel is:
Alice Priday
Winners of The Tomb by Dave Ferraro are:
Alice Priday
Chris May
Sabs
Carina Olsen
Kel_P
and the Grand Prize winner of City of Lost Souls, All Spell Breaks Loose and a $10 gift card to Amazon is:
Throuthehaze

Congrats Winners. Those of you that have left your email in the comments I will email everyone else please email me at vampsweresandcassay @ yahoo . ca
You have until May 11 to claim your prizes.
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May 1, 2012

RAK Wrap Up / May RAK

Thank goodness that April is over! It was a busy tax season – I can’t wait till I get to sleep in this Friday! I have it off yay!
How was your April?
This month I didn’t received a RAK but I sent…
Nightborn by Lynn Viehl  to Lori
Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready to Rebecca
The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney to Joli
I hope you love your books ladies!

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    My May Wishlist:
    Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz
    Hourglass by Myra McEntire
    Crossed by Ally Condie
    Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
    The Kane Chronicles, Book Two: Throne Of Fire by Rick Riordan
    Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder
    So Silver Bright by Lisa Mantchev (hardcover to match the others)
    Dead to You by Lisa McMann
    Spider's Revenge by Jennifer Estep
    By a Thread by Jennifer Estep
    Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
    Spellbound by Rachel Hawkins (US hard cover to match)
    Destined by Aprilynne Pike
    Insurgent by Veronica Roth
    The Fault in our Stars by John Green
    May book giving begin!
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