Jul 28 2014
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A Beauty So Beastly (The Beastly Series #1) by RaShelle Workman

 

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Series: The Beastly Series #1
By RaShelle Workman
Published by
Polished Pen Press Corp

On July 3rd 2014
Genres:
Young Adult Fairy Tale Retelling

Format: eBook
Pages:
230

Source: Personal Library
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“For your vanity, your cruelty, and your cold unfeeling heart, a curse I leave upon you . . .”

What happens if the beauty is also the beast?

The stunning Beatrice Cavanaugh is considered American royalty. She has everything except the ability to love. Cursed on her eighteenth birthday, she becomes more beastly than ever, having a newfound craving for raw meat, and an undeniable yearning for the night. Bitterness is her only companion.

After accusing a maid of stealing, a disgustingly kind and exquisitely handsome guy named Adam shows up asking Beatrice to drop the charges against his mother.

Infuriated by his goodness, Beatrice vows to break him. Destroy him. Make him hurt the way she hurts. So she agrees. On one condition: Adam must take his mother’s place as a servant in the mansion.

Because Beatrice won’t stop until he’s more beastly than she is.

 

 

 

My Thoughts 1

 

 

 
I am a fan of Workman’s Blood and Snow series, so I was pretty excited to see another retelling type series from her. This one happens to be a Beauty and the Beast retelling, and there was no way I was going to miss out on this one and is was soo good.
 
The blurb does give an idea of what this about, but there is so much more to the story. Bea isn’t the normal teenage girl, yes she is beautiful, rich, and popular. But can you cay, stone cold bitch. She doesn’t feel, anything. Every around her does everything she wants, buys her what she wants and bends to her every need and when they don’t, she just just writes them off as if they don’t exist. But everything changes in just one night and then she meets Adam, and all these changes take Bea into a world she never knew about, and now there seems to be someone after her. Finding out who and why, and as unfeeling as Bea was, I wondered if she would be able to change in time and find who was after her.
 
I have to admit, I didn’t really care for Bea at the beginning, but know that was kinda that point, at least at first. The transformation for her wasn’t easy but watching her go through it, made me like her more and more as the story progressed and I ended up being pretty impressed with her at the end. I like there is a crossover of character, it was great to have Professor Pops being a big part of Bea’s world. There is a lot to be learned about him, and I am sure we will get even more as this series goes along. Adam and Cole were a fantastic addition to the cast and of course I had my favorite. But I hope we get to see a lot more of both of them.
 
This is a fairly fast paced read, with Bea’s parents abruptly going missing, her birthday and the curse taking place early on that is no shortage of excitement. There is so much to be learned about Bea and where she came from, and it is all set in a world that I was familiar with, being that it was the world that Blood and Snow took place in. Even if you haven’t read the B&S series, Workman describes everything so well, you won’t feel like you have missed a single thing. I love this about her writing. Now, what would a Beauty and the Beast be without a romance, it is a subtle and slow building one and I an not going to give away who it is, but I was happy that it ended up being who it did. With all the little twist and turns, I couldn’t get enough and before I knew I was at the end. And wanting the next book badly. I can’t wait to see what happens with Bea.
 
A Beauty So Beastly is an amazing start The Beastly Series, and fans of retellings will enjoy this one for sure.
 

 

 

4 hrt

 

 

 

About RaShelle Workman

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RaShelle Workman is an international bestselling author. She writes fractured fairytales with bite and young adult science fiction that’s out of this world. RaShelle likes cherry pie, movies, family adventures, and chocolate. If you want to get on her good side, send chocolate. RaShelle’s sold more than 500,000 copies of her books worldwide. Sleeping Roses, Exiled, Beguiled, and Dovetailed have foreign rights contracts with a Turkish publisher.

Jenea

Jul 27 2014
16

The Sunday Post #112

the sunday post
 

 

 

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 fly by. Sierra and I went to the signing at Barnes & Noble and had a blast watching the Martial Arts Exhibit, and seeing all the DC costumes too. We had our picture taken with Jennifer Estep. I will post all the pics tomorrow, once I get them all uploaded. Didn’t get as much reading done this week, but there is always next week. :)

 

 

Here’s what happened this week:

 
Review for One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington

Review for Forget Me by K.A. Harrington

Waiting on Wednesday #96 A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas #WoW

Cover Reveal for Fatal Abduction (IFICS #3)

Review for The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson

New Additions for Your Shelves: New Releases for the week of July 28th

 

Coming Up Next Week:

 

Reviews:
A Beauty So Beastly (The Beastly Series #1) by RaShelle Workman

Breaking Butterflies by M. Anjelais

The Dolls (Dolls #1) by Kiki Sullivan

Cover Reveal

Book Blitz: Spotlight and Giveaway for Found in Us (Lost #2) by Layla Hagen

New Additions: Releases for the week of August 4th

 

 

for review

 

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A Whispered Darkness
by Vanessa Barger

(Many thanks to Chapter by Chapter/Upcoming Tour)

The Wonder (Queen of Hearts Saga #2)
by Colleen Oakes

(Many thanks to SparkPress)

 

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Damsel Distressed
by Kelsey Macke

(Many thanks to Spencer Hill Contemporary)

Shadow of the War Machine by Kristin Bailey
(Many thanks to Simon Pulse)

 

 

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Only For You (Forever and Always #1)
by E.L. Todd

Shattered
by Shelby K. Morrison

After Math (Off the Subject #1)
by Denise Grover Swank

Random Acts of Crazy (Random #1)
by Julia Kent

Love, Lex (The Undergrad Years #1)
by Avery Aster

 

 

 

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Jenea

Jul 26 2014
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New Additions for Your Shelves: New Releases for the week of July 28th

 

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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.

 

 

before you

 

Before You (Before & After #1)
by Amber Hart

My Review

 

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Swimming to Tokyo
by Brenda St. John Brown

Between
by Megan Whitmer

Only with You (The Best Mistake #1)
by Lauren Layne

 

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His Reverie
by Monica Murphy

In Between Seasons (The Fall #1)
by Cassandra Giovanni

The Fourth Wish (The Art of Wishing #2)
by Lindsay Ribar

 

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As Red as Blood (Lumikki Andersson #1)
by Salla Simukka, Owen Witesman

Kalona’s Fall (House of Night Novellas #4)
by P.C. Cast

Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5)
by Richelle Mead

 

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The Young World (The Young World Trilogy #1)
by Chris Weitz

The Reflective (Reflection #1)
by Tamara Rose Blodgett

Cast in Flame (Chronicles of Elantra #10)
by Michelle Sagara

 

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The Bridge from Me to You
by Lisa Schroeder

Afraid
by Jo Gibson

Let’s Get Lost
by Adi Alsaid

 

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Oceanborn (The Aquarathi #2)
by Amalie Howard

Lead (Stage Dive #3)
by Kylie Scott

Big Little Lies
by Liane Moriarty

 

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Blightborn (The Heartland Trilogy #2)
by Chuck Wendig

Be My December
by Rachel Brookes

Are You Seeing Me?
by Darren Groth

 

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Defect: Part One (Defect)
by Autumn Kalquist

Restraint (The Revelation Series #2)
by Randi Cooley Wilson

Branches of the Willow (The Ancients #3)
by Christine M. Butler

 

 

 

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Jenea

Jul 25 2014
6

Review for The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson

 

Review for The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. PearsonThe Kiss of Deception
Series: The Remnant Chronicles #1
By Mary E. Pearson
Published by
Henry Holt

On July 8th 2014
Genres:
Young Adult High Fantasy Romance

Format: eARC
Pages:
492

Source: Netgalley
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In this timeless new trilogy about love and sacrifice, a princess must find her place in a reborn world.

In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia’s life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight—but she doesn’t—and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom—to a prince she has never met.

On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—even as she finds herself falling in love.

 

 

 

My Thoughts 1

 

 

 
I don’t read a lot of fantasy book, but everything about this one drew me to it. This follow Lia who is a princess. Being the daughter of the king has wonderful benefits but also has a down side, at least for Lia. She is being married off to a prince that she has never met for political reason. Her gift of visions still hasn’t came to her yet, so with that and the marriage thing, she see no other option but to run. Lia and her lady maid make it to a small town, where they do their best to stay hidden. Now who of course put a wrench in their little plan, but a guy. Well there are two of them, but who is who is the big question. And Lia has to figure that out.
 
Lia was one those characters that you like from the start. She has been raised to work hard, she is far from perfect but is strong and loyal. I would want her in my corner for sure. Rafe and Kaden were to the two male leads, and I won’t go into a bunch of details about them, I really don’t want to give a lot away. Let me just say, all the characters involved were freaking awesome.
 
The setting of the Kingdoms of The Remnant was Sometimes with multiple POV’s it can be hard to keep up with the changes but the transition was smooth. Lia’s voice was strong and so was the princes’. It was good to see how they both struggled with the events that led up to them running from their responsibilities and decision they have to make. The assassins was predatory and a little creepy, but just what I would expect from the POV of a killer. Somewhere towards the middle this took a different turn for me, and in a good way. By this point I was so engrossed I just wanted to know everything, especially who sent the assassin after Lia. Now, there is what most would call a love triangle, and I guess you could say there is, but it really didn’t both me at all because I knew who she really wanted. The way this ended, I want need the sequel, like right now.
 
With a world filled with betrayals, adventure and a romance full of heart, this is a fantastic start this new fantasy series and I will be anxiously waiting the for the next book to be in my pretty little hands.

 

 

 

4 hrt

 

 

 

About Mary E. Pearson

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Mary E. Pearson is the award-winning author of The Jenna Fox Chronicles, The Miles Between, A Room on Lorelei, and Scribbler of Dreams. She writes full-time from her home office in California where she lives with her husband and two golden retrievers.

Jenea

Jul 24 2014
6

Cover Reveal for Fatal Abduction (IFICS #3)

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Thank for stopping by to check out the cover for the third book in the IFICS series. As soon as the links are up for Goodreads and purchase links I will add them. :)

Enjoy…

 

 

 

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Freak of Nature
By Julia Crane
Series: IFICS #1
Published by Valknut Press
On February 2nd 2013
Genres: New Adult Sci-Fi Dystopian
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Donate Body to Science. Check.
When seventeen-year-old Kaitlyn checked the box, she never suspected she’d have her life–and her body–stolen from her. She awakens one day in a secret laboratory to discover that her body is now half-robot and is forced to hide her own secret: that she still has human emotions and a human mind. If the scientists who made her find out, they’ll erase what remains of who she was.

Kaitlyn finds an unlikely ally in Lucas, a handsome, brilliant scientist who can’t get over the guilt he feels knowing she was once a vibrant, beautiful young woman. He never expected a science project to affect him the way she does. As he tries to help her rediscover her past, he finds himself falling for the brave girl struggling to find her place and acceptance between the human and computer worlds.

 

 

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fractured innocence

 

Fractured Innocence
By Julia Crane
Series: IFICS #2
Published by Valknut Press
On February 6th 2014
Genres: New Adult Sci-Fi Dystopian
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Kaitlyn and Erik are sent on a mission to track down Vance Dasvoik, a ruthless monster. His latest thrill—abducting and selling young women.

Vance’s current victim: Aaliyah, a seventeen-year-old who never imagined walking her brother home from school one evening would change her life forever.

The mission quickly turns personal for Kaitlyn when she finds Aaliyah beaten, her mind and soul fractured from abuse of the worst kind. Kaitlyn knows firsthand what it’s like to be haunted by the past and resolves to bring justice to the elusive Dasvoik.

 

 

 

now for the cover

 

 

 

fatal abduction
 

 

 

 

 

 
Fatal Abduction
By Julia Crane
Series: IFICS #3
Genres: Young Adult Sci-Fi Dystopian

There’s a serial killer at large. His victims just happen to resemble Kaitlyn—dark haired, pale skin and athletic build. Kaitlyn goes undercover, attending a prestigious high school to try to lure the killer into a trap and save the lives of other potential victims. Will she be able to catch the killer before his body count rises? Or will she become the next victim?

 

 

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What do you think of the cover?

 

 

 

About Julia Crane

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Julia crane is the author of the Keegan’s Chronicles, IFICS. She has a bachelors degree in criminal justice. Julia has believed in magical creatures since the day her grandmother first told her an Irish tale. Growing up her mother greatly encouraged reading and using your imagination.

Jenea