Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Debt Collector series by Susan Kaye Quinn


(Debt Collector #1)
Synopsis

What’s your life worth on the open market? A debt collector can tell you precisely. Lirium plays the part of the grim reaper well, with his dark trenchcoat, jackboots, and the black marks on his soul that every debt collector carries. He’s just in it for his cut, the ten percent of the life energy he collects before he transfers it on to the high potentials, the people who will make the world a better place with their brains, their work, and their lives. That hit of life energy, a bottle of vodka, and a visit from one of Madam Anastazja’s sex workers keep him alive, stable, and mostly sane… until he collects again. But when his recovery ritual is disrupted by a sex worker who isn't what she seems, he has to choose between doing an illegal hit for a girl whose story has more holes than his soul or facing the bottle alone—a dark pit he’s not sure he’ll be able to climb out of again.


(Debt Collector #2)
Synopsis

Lirium tries to forget Apple Girl, but a rough collection finds him spiraling deeper into the abyss. He faces a one-way ticket to The Retirement Home for debt collectors, until his psych officer offers a way out.

 (Debt Collector #3)
Synopsis Lirium's attempts to find Ophelia take him to the last place he wants to be.

My Thoughts: 
This is one captivating series.  I found that I couldn't just read Delirium without following up with Agony and Ecstasy! Susan Kaye Quinn has an amazing talent of being able to draw the reader in and keep them utterly entertained and begging for more.

The world Delirium is based in is dark and edgy where life is so easily taken for the wealthy, the smart and those that can further add to society, and in the world of Delirium's you find out quite quickly how unfair that market turns out to be.

There are 9 episodes in the Debt Collector and I know I'll be going out of my way to find out what happens in Lirium's world.  The series is aimed at adults as it includes mature scenes.
You can find the schedule releases for the Debt Collector episodes here!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

In My Mailbox (135)


In My Mailbox is a weekly post created by The Story Siren.

For Review:


Wildlife by Fiona Wood

Thank you to Pan Macmillan for sending this to me!!

Bought:

N/a

What did you get in your IMM?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (136)


Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for!


Looking forward to reading The Sound by Sarah Alderson which will be out 1st August 2013

Synopsis

When aspiring music journalist Ren Kingston takes a job nannying for a wealthy family on the exclusive island of Nantucket, playground for Boston's elite, she's hoping for a low-key summer reading books and blogging about bands. Boys are firmly off the agenda. What she doesn't count on is falling in with a bunch of party-loving private school kids who are hiding some dark secrets, falling (possibly) in love with the local bad boy, and falling out with a dangerous serial killer...

What are you waiting on?

Sunday, April 21, 2013

In My Mailbox (134)


In My Mailbox is a weekly post created by The Story Siren.

For Review:

The Diabolist by Layton Green

Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead (Bloodlines #3)

Fall of Night by Rachel Caine (The Morganville Vampires #14)

Thank you to Layton Green and Penguin Australia for supplying me these review copies!!

Bought:

N/A

What did you get in your IMM?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fall of Night by Rachel Caine

Title:  Fall of Night
Author:  Rachel Caine
Genre:  Young Adult/Urban Fantasy
Publisher:  Penguin (Imprint: Razorbill)
Publication Date:  24th April 2013
ISBN:  9781921880230
Stand alone or series:   #14 Morganville Vampires
Pages:  443 pages
Book Received from:  Penguin (Publisher)
First Lines:  The billboard at the edge of the border of Morganville hadn't changed since Claire had first driven past it on the way into town at the tender age of sixteen.

Synopsis:Claire never thought she'd leave Morganville, but when she gets accepted into the graduate program at MIT, she can't pass up the opportunity. Saying goodbye to her friends is bittersweet, especially since things are still raw and unsettled between Claire and her boyfriend, Shane.
Her new life at MIT is scary and exciting, but Morganville is never really far from Claire's mind. Enrolled in a special advanced study program with Professor Irene Anderson, a former Morganville native, Claire is able to work on her machine, which is designed to cancel the mental abilities of vampires.
But when she begins testing her machine on live subjects, things quickly spiral out of control, and Claire starts to wonder whether leaving Morganville was the last mistake she'll ever make.


My Thoughts:
Admittedly I worried about this book.  I loved the characters in Morganville so much that when I had read the synopsis I thought that maybe this book wouldn't live up to my expectations that had been met from the previous books.  I shouldn't have doubted Rachel Caine as an author because this was AWESOME!!

Claire moves away from her friends and into an apartment with her old best friend Elizabeth who she works out early on isn't the most ideal place to be.  But leaving Morganville behind has its pros and cons.  Claire gets to start fresh and finally go to MIT and do what she loves doing, the downside is leaving everyone she cares about back in Morganville.  I'm a bit sad at that but she talks to Eve, Michael and Shane enough for them to be included in the novel until they actually appear, which I was super happy about.

The book takes quite an interesting turn when Claire is informed that Myrnin is coming to town and with that brings a whole lot more action and dramas including Eve, Michael and Shane.  I am surprised with one thing about this book.  In previous books we had various POV's but this time though it is just Claire and Shane.  Shane has reigned it in a little too but the one thing I've noticed with him is that he may play well in one book but pulls all the stops and causes havoc in the next so I'm wondering what sort of trouble him and his friends will get into Daybreakers.  Because the next book is going to go off with a bang I believe!

As per usual Rachel Caine does not disappoint when it comes to action and keeping me reeled in.  I read this book in one day because I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN!  We are also introduced to new characters which I'm curious to see how it all goes in Daylighters, book 15 in the series.

I know I shouldn't bring this up but OMG the ending!  It's a killer!  And certainly not at all what I was expecting to happen at all.  So you can imagine how long and painful the wait will be until I get my hands on the next instalment in the Morganville Vampire series but like always it is totally worth it.

Am still wondering how many books in the Morganville series there will be.  Keep 'em coming, is all I have to say.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (135)


Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for!

The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey has caught my eye and will be out 7th May this year.  So not too far at all.

Synopsis

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

Whata re you waiting on?

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

MBOB: The Great Gatsby

I hate to admit it but I don't think I ever read The Great Gatsby but after watching the movie trailer I really wish that I had!  Hope you all enjoy!


Sunday, April 7, 2013

In My Mailbox (132)


In My Mailbox is a weekly post created by The Story Siren.

For Review:
Forever My Lady by Jeff Rivera

Delirium, Agony and Ecstasy by Susan Kaye Quinn

Thank you to both Jeff and Susan for sending these to me.  Can't wait to read them.

Bought:

N/A

What did you get in your IMM?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (134)


Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for!

Looking forward to reading Triangles by Kimberly Ann Miller which will be out June 18th this year!

Synopsis
A cruise ship. A beautiful island. Two sexy guys. What could possibly go wrong?

In the Bermuda Triangle—a lot.
Hoping to leave behind the reminders of her crappy life--her father's death years ago, her mother's medical problems, and the loser who’s practically stalking her--seventeen-year-old Autumn Taylor hops on a ship with her sister for a little distraction. When she wakes up in the Bermuda Triangle, she fears she's gone nuts for more than one reason: that loser’s suddenly claiming they're a happy couple... a hot guy is wrapping his arms around her and saying "Happy Anniversary"... and suddenly, she’s full of bruises, losing her hair, and getting IV medication. Autumn visits the ship's doctor, hoping for a pill or a shot to make the craziness go away. Instead, she's warned that these "alternate realities" could become permanent.

 She just has to ask herself one question—how the hell is she going to get out of this mess?

What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Triangles Giveaway by Kimberly Ann Miller (Spencer Hill Press)

The Triangles
Win A Cruise Sweepstakes!!



The Grand Prize Winner gets to go on a cruise!*


Two runners-up will win $50 gift cards from

Amazon (in US) or Book Depository (Worldwide).


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Incomplete forms will be considered invalid entries. Full sweepstakes information
and downloadable entry forms available at www.SpencerHillPress.com.


About the Book:

A cruise ship. A beautiful island. Two sexy guys. What could possibly go wrong? 

In the Bermuda Triangle—a lot. 

Hoping to leave behind the reminders of her crappy life--her father's death years ago, her mother's medical problems, and the loser who’s practically stalking her--seventeen-year-old Autumn Taylor hops on a ship with her sister for a little distraction. When she wakes up in the Bermuda Triangle, she fears she's gone nuts for more than one reason: that loser’s suddenly claiming they're a happy couple... a hot guy is wrapping his arms around her and saying "Happy Anniversary"... and suddenly, she’s full of bruises, losing her hair, and getting IV medication. Autumn visits the ship's doctor, hoping for a pill or a shot to make the craziness go away. Instead, she's warned that these "alternate realities" could become permanent. 

She just has to ask herself one question—how the hell is she going to get out of this mess?

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