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Book Review: Barbarian Alien by Ruby Dixon

 


Barbarian Alien by Ruby Dixon 
Series: Ice Planet Barbarians, #2
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | Paranormal Erotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 210 pages.
Source: My Copy
Published on July 24th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Ruby Dixon: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
LOSTTwelve humans are left stranded on a wintry alien planet. I’m one of them. Yay, me.
In order to survive, we have to take on a symbiont that wants to rewire our bodies to live in this brutal place. I like to call it a cootie. And my cootie’s a jerk, because it also thinks I’m the mate to the biggest, surliest alien of the group.

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Double Book Review: Firewalker + Witch’s Pyre by Josephine Angelini

 


Firewalker by Josephine Angelini 
Series: Worldwalker, #2
Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on September 1st 2015 by Feiwel & Friends
Josephine Angelini: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:

Worlds divide, magic slays, and love lies in the second book of Josephine Angelini’s The Worldwalker Trilogy.
“You think I’m a monster, but my choices, as ruthless as they seem, are justified.”
Lily is back in her own universe, and she’s ready to start a new life with Rowan by her side. True, she almost died in the Pyre that fueled their escape from New Salem, and must hide her magic for the safety of everyone she cares about, but compared to fighting the Woven, the monstrous creatures inhabiting the alternate Salem, life is looking pretty good.
Unfortunately, Lillian, ruthless ruler of the 13 Cities, is not willing to let Lily go that easily. If she can’t persuade Lily to return to her world, she will force her to come back by doing away with the ones she loves.
Picking up right where Trial By Fire left off, Firewalker is another sexy, fast-paced, heartbreaking thrill ride from internationally bestselling author Josephine Angelini!

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Book Review: Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon

 


Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon 
Series: Ice Planet Barbarians, #1
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | Paranormal | Erotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Warnings:  Rape
Format: Paperback, 186 pages.
Source: My Copy
Published on April 24th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Ruby Dixon: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
LOSTYou’d think being abducted by aliens would be the worst thing that could happen to me. And you’d be wrong. Because now, the aliens are having ship trouble, and they’ve left their cargo of human women – including me – on an ice planet.  FOUND: And the only native inhabitant I’ve met? He’s big, horned, blue, and really, really has a thing for me…

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Buddy Read: Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 


Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
Series: The Dark Elements, #3
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 378 pages.
Source: My Copy
Published on July 28th 2015 by Harlequin Teen
Jennifer L. Armentout: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
Some loves will last ’til your dying breath. Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust. Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction. Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…

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Buddy Read: White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 


White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
Series: The Dark Elements, #1
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 392 pages.
Source: Won in Tiffany’s giveaway
Published on May 2015 by Harlequin Teen
Jennifer L. Armentout: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
One kiss could be the last. Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses. Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever. Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul. But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.

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Book Review: Grey By E.L James

 


Grey by E.L James 
Series: Fifty Shades Of Grey As Told By Christian, #1
Genre: Romance | Erotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 576 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on June 18th 2015 by Vintage
E.L James: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey.
In Christian’s own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.
Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.
Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?
This book is intended for mature audiences.

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Graphic Novel Review: Saga, Vol. 5

 


Saga, Vol. 5 by Brian K Vaughan and Illustrated by Fiona Staples 
Series: Saga, #3
Genre: Science Fiction | Graphic Novels | Fantasy
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 152 pages
Source: Library
Published on September 9th 2015 by Image Comics
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Fiona Staples: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
Multiple storylines collide in this cosmos-spanning new volume. While Gwendolyn and Lying Cat risk everything to find a cure for The Will, Marko makes an uneasy alliance with Prince Robot IV to find their missing children, who are trapped on a strange world with terrifying new enemies.

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Book Review: Winter By Marissa Meyer

 


Winter by Marissa Meyer 
Series: The Lunar Chronicles, #4
Genre: Science Fiction | Fantasy
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 827 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on November 10th 2015 by Feiwel & Friends
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Synopsis:
Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mark her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.
Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer’s national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series.

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