Sep 14 2014

The Sunday Post #119

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer 
~ It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blogs for the week ahead.


This week seem to go by pretty fast and the weather has been great, a little rainy but cooler. Which I will certainly take. :) I’m trying get everything done because I probably won’t feel up to a whole bunch after having oral surgery I am having done on Thursday. :( At least it will be done in 2 visits, this month and next month. I didn’t get a bunch of reading done this week, but there is always next week.


Here’s what happened this week:


Cover Reveal for Fragile Reign (Mortal Enchantment #2) by Stacey O’Neale


Burying Water (Burying Water #1) by K.A. Tucker

Broken Glass by Madeleine Kuderick

Blog Tours/Blitz:

Review, Teasers and a Giveaway for Coral & Bone by Tiffany Daune

Review for Feuds (Feuds #1) by Avery Hastings

Weekly Events:
Waiting on Wednesday #103 Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell

New Additions for Your Shelves: New Releases for the week of September 15th


Coming Up Next Week:


In a Handful of Dust (Not a Drop to Drink #2) by Mindy McGinnis
Stray by Elissa Sussman
Famous Last Words by Katie Alender

Book Blitz:
What If by Rebecca Donovan

Weekly Events:
WoW Post #104
New Additions: Releases for the week of September 22nd


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Compulsion (The Heirs of Watson Island #1)
by Martina Boone

Sideswiped (Off the Map #2)
by Lia Riley


(Many thanks to Simon Pulse & Grand Central/Forever)




Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3)
by Maggie Stiefvater

(Many thanks to Scholastic Press)






The Invisible (Brokenhearted #2)
by Amelia Kahaney

(Many thanks to Goodreads/Harper Teen)




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Sep 13 2014

New Additions for Your Shelves: New Releases for the week of September 15th


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This is a feature that is done on Saturdays here at Books Live Forever. Spotlighting some new Young Adult and New Adults, and the occasional Adult book that I find that are hitting shelves next week.



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Made For You by Melissa Marr
My Review








The Clockwork Dagger
(Clockwork Dagger Duology #1)
by Beth Cato

Who We Were
by Christy Sloat

I’ll Give You the Sun
by Jandy Nelson

Being Audrey Hepburn
by Mitchell Kriegman

Rock Angel
by Jeanne Bogino

Wildlife (Six Impossible Things/Wildlife #2)
by Fiona Wood







What If
by Rebecca Donovan

by Simon P. Clark

Losing Streak (The Lane #2)
by Kristine Wyllys

Rewind To You
by Laura Johnston

Get Even (Don’t Get Mad #1)
by Gretchen McNeil


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Tastes Like Winter
by CeCe Carroll

The Relic Guild
by Edward Cox

Something About Love
by Elana Johnson

Into the Fire
by Kelly Hashway

Vampire Secrets
(Blood And Snow (Season 2)
by RaShelle Workman







Dia of the Dead (Dia of the Dead #1)
by Brit Brinson

Day 21 (The Hundred #2)
by Kass Morgan

Louder Than Words
by Iris St. Clair

Siren’s Song (Gray Court #5)
by Dana Marie Bell

The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2)
by Rick Yancey







Echoes of Us (The Hybrid Chronicles #3)
by Kat Zhang

Falls the Shadow
by Stefanie Gaither

Black Moon (The Moonlight Trilogy, #2)
by Teri Harman

A Vault of Sins (Chaos Theory #2)
by Sarah Harian

Blackbird (Blackbird Duology #1)
by Anna Carey







Finding Mr. Darcy: High School Edition
by Erin Butler

by Kat Spears

Evidence of Things Not Seen
by Lindsey Lane

The Perilous Sea (The Elemental Trilogy #2)
by Sherry Thomas

The Vault of Dreamers (Untitled #1)
by Caragh M. O’Brien







Wolf in White Van
by John Darnielle

Dark Tide
by Greg Herren

Searching for Grace
(The Crossfire Trilogy #2)
by Juliann Rich

Everything Changes
by Samantha Hale

Facing the Music
by Andrea Laurence


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by William Ritter

The Certainty of Violet & Luke
(The Coincidence #5)
by Jessica Sorensen

Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn #3)
by Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian

Best to Laugh: A Novel
by Lorna Landvik

Color Song (Passion Blue #2)
by Victoria Strauss


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The Marian (The Marian #1)
by Taylor Hohulin

Never Coming Home
(The Porter Brothers #1.5)
by Paloma Beck

Garret (Jade)
by Allie Everhart

The Fall
by Stephen Cost

Under the Trees
by Ashley Maker


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Every Time I Think of You
by Tracey Garvis-Graves

Dire (The Dire Wolves Chronicles #1)
by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Ice Massacre
by Tiana Warner

Mind Sweeper (Mind Sweeper #1)
by A.E. Jones

The Vampire’s Pet
by V.R. Cumming







Worlds Between
by Sherry D. Ficklin, DelSheree Gladden, K.C. Finn, Melissa J. Cunningham and many more…

History of Fire (Elemental Fire, #1)
A Dark Faerie Tale Book Five
(A Dark Faerie Tale #5)
by Alexia Purdy

Dark Roses: Eight Best-Selling Authors of Paranormal Romance
by Terah Edun, P.T. Michelle, Anthea Sharp, Trisha Leigh, Cameron Jace, Lola St.Vil, Erica Cope, Sarra Cannon




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Sep 12 2014

Review for Burying Water (Burying Water #1) by K.A. Tucker


Review for Burying Water (Burying Water #1) by K.A. TuckerBurying Water
Series: Burying Water #1
By K.A. Tucker
Published by

On October 7th 2014
New Adult Contemporary Romance

Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?

Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.

The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.




My Thoughts 1



This is a book that I started and stayed up as late as I could, until my eye’s burned because I just had to finish it. And it was soooo worth it. Jane Doe has woken up in the hospital after being left to die from a brutal attack. This is her story.
We meet Jane/Water just after she wakes in the hospital. This is one resilient woman. The horrible things she went through just shows what she is really made of and I just adored her to pieces. Jesse was no exception. Yes, he has made some bad decisions but overall, he is a really good guy. He tried to stay away from Jane/Water but he couldn’t. The connection between them is strong. The other characters, the family that helped her, the women who took her in, their roles were important and I can honestly say I enjoyed them all. Well, minus the a**hole who hurt Jane/Water, but I guess he played his part.
Wow, this is a roller coaster of emotions. We have 2 narratives, Jane/Water’s is from the present and Jesse’s is from the past. The layers of this story unfold with each chapter and change of POV, and the pieces slowly come together, not only for Jane/Water but for us as the reader as to what happened to her. Waking up with memory, not even your name, and know that someone you knew and loved did this to you, is something I couldn’t imagine. But, Tucker has this way with her writing of making you feel the sorrow and pain, the hopelessness that Jane/Water must have felt. And Jesse as well, it wasn’t hard to see his pain in all of this. The ending was a little too perfect, but wrapped up so I was happy with it anyway.
This is a wonderful start to the series and I look forward to continuing it with Becoming Rain which will be in February. Burying Water is a emotional journey, one of strength and love and second chances. Fans of heart wrenching contemporaries enjoy this one…




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About K.A. Tucker


Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons.

She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit.

Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.


Sep 11 2014

Blog Tour: Review, Teasers and a Giveaway for Coral & Bone by Tiffany Daune

Blog Tour: Review, Teasers and a Giveaway for Coral & Bone by Tiffany Daune


Welcome to my stop on the tour for this young adult paranormal. I am happy to be able to share some teasers, and a giveaway, as well as a review. Enjoy…



Blog Tour: Review, Teasers and a Giveaway for Coral & Bone by Tiffany DauneCoral & Bone
By Tiffany Daune
Published by
Jester Ink Press

On July 7th 2014
Young Adult Paranormal

Format: eBook

Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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Halen knows the sparks igniting under her fingertips are dangerous. She has spent her entire life trying to quell the tingly feelings that make her destroy things, but now that she is back in Rockaway Beach, where she watched her father drown, the flames have become impossible to tame.

Halen is trying to hold on, but when she is thrust into a mysterious new world, the underwater realm of Elosia, she unravels the secrets of her past and can't help but ignite. As she explores Elosia, she realizes her life has been a lie. And when those who have deceived her come to her for help, Halen must choose—walk away or unleash the magick that could destroy them all.




My Thoughts 1



A while back I was part of the cover reveal and blitz for this, and it sounded really good. And if it was anything like Duane’s book Surface, I knew I had to read it and it was definitely worth the read. It follows Halen, who has always known there was something different about her than the other girls she has went to school with and grew up with. She learns the truth about what she is and what is means, but her accepting it is a different matter.
This has such a fantastic crew of characters. First off, Halen is just your typical teenage girl, well aside from the fact that she is a powerful siren, only she didn’t know that until recently. She just always thought she was going crazy. She had some real strength, and is showed when she learns things about herself she never though was possible. Tage was snarky and tells people like it is, and some will think she isn’t all that nice and likable. But she takes no crap and I really liked that about her. Now, of course I have to mention Dax, who is Halen’s love interest, so yes, there is a small bit of romance, it didn’t play a big part though. But I enjoy what we got between him and Halen.
The plot is fabulous, there are not only sirens and mermaids, but shifters who live on land, and a few other different species too and they were all so fascinating. There are villains, and those who might be and trying to determine who is who, is just as intriguing. Now, the story doesn’t just take place on land, and the 3 realms, Earth, Elosia and Etlis, that Duane created were very different, yet beautiful each in their own ways. With a few plot twists, and truths revealed, I was hooked. And I can’t wait to see what happens with Halen, especially with the ending. Ugh, that ending was a major cliffhanger. Jeez, I hope there is another book…
Coral & Bone was an exciting and interesting read, with great characters and beautiful worlds. I think fans of mermaids and sirens will certainly enjoy this one.




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About Tiffany Daune


Tiffany Daune doesn’t get why people want to grow up, or why anyone would ever stop eating candy. Her purse is filled with books, lip gloss and a few pieces of Lego bricks. She writes best with a dish of chocolate chips on hand, and finds licorice makes a better straw than plastic.

She lives on an island and believes mermaids may be raiding her candy stash, though she hasn’t caught them, yet.


Sep 10 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #103 Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell #WoW




Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine that showcases our most anticipated upcoming releases.


My pick for this week is a new young adult steampunk and a retelling. Of Cinderella! It sounds like it will be a fantastic retelling, and look at the gorgeous cover too. Can’t wait…


Waiting on Wednesday #103 Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell #WoWMechanica
By Betsy Cornwell
Published by
Clarion Books

On August 4th 2015
Young Adult Steampunk/Retelling

Format: eBook
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Nicolette's awful stepsisters call her "Mechanica" to demean her, but the nickname fits: she learned to be an inventor at her mother's knee. Her mom is gone now, though, and the Steps have pushed her into a life of dreary servitude. When she discovers a secret workshop in the cellar on her sixteenth birthday--and befriends Jules, a tiny magical metal horse--Nicolette starts to imagine a new life for herself. And the timing may be perfect: There's a technological exposition and a royal ball on the horizon. Determined to invent her own happily-ever-after, Mechanica seeks to wow the prince and eager entrepreneurs alike.







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About Betsy Cornwell


Betsy Cornwell wrote her first novel, TIDES, as a student at Smith College. After graduating from Smith and getting an MFA from Notre Dame, she moved to Ireland to live with the fairies. She has two more novels coming in 2015: COMPASS, a companion novel to TIDES, and MECHANICA, a steampunk retelling of Cinderella.