Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Laugh Aloud Reviews: Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins


Welcome to our new feature here at Reading Angels.Laugh Aloud Reviews is where you can find Loretta and Angela talking a million miles a minute about all their thoughts and feelings on books they've recently read.What better way to review a book we've both read than to video review it together?Of course, I say review as a very loose term here. These are as informal as we are, and will be sure to be full of lots of laugh aloud moments!

Thanks for tuning into Laugh Aloud Reviews. On this episode, we will be reviewing: Sweet Peril
This is BOOK #2 in the Sweet Evil trilogy. So if you have not read that one, please start there & come back to watch this video when you are done. Because we could, (& do) have spoilers.


Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.
Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.
When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

"With my love for Sweet Evil I was excited to see where Sweet Peril was going to go. I was not let down. Wendy Higgins gave me amazing-ness wrapped in Kai. What more could you ask for?!" Loretta @ Reading Angels
"Wendy Higgins knows how to bring the sexy! Be careful reading this one if you are on a diet, you'll be dying for some brownies. You may also want to do laundry, but at least you'll have clean clothes!!" Angela @ Reading Angels

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Here Lies the Librarian

Teaser Tuesday Meme

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
She's been the town librarian, back when we had one.  Her stone read:

ELECTRA DIETZ
1851-1912
SHH
HERE LIES THE LIBRARIAN
AFTER YEARS OF SERVICE,
TRIED AND TRUE,
HEAVEN STAMPED HER --
OVERDUE

It was no surprise to me that the tornado had left her be. Nothing could stir Miss Dietz's stumps as much as coming after you for a book fine.



Monday, September 9, 2013

Review: Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter

Source: Free from Netgalley/Publisher in exchange for honest review
Reading Level: Young Adult
Series: Goddess Test #3
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen (February 26, 2013)
ISBN-10: 9780373210671
ISBN-13: 978-0373210671
ASIN: 0373210671
                      4 Butterflies
 


Synopsis:

Love or life.
Henry or their child.
The end of her family or the end of the world.
Kate must choose.


During nine months of captivity, Kate Winters has survived a jealous goddess, a vengeful Titan and a pregnancy she never asked for. Now the Queen of the Gods wants her unborn child, and Kate can't stop her--until Cronus offers a deal.

In exchange for her loyalty and devotion, the King of the Titans will spare humanity and let Kate keep her child. Yet even if Kate agrees, he'll destroy Henry, her mother and the rest of the council. And if she refuses, Cronus will tear the world apart until every last god and mortal is dead.

With the fate of everyone she loves resting on her shoulders, Kate must do the impossible: find a way to defeat the most powerful being in existence, even if it costs her everything.

Even if it costs her eternity.

My Thoughts:

Goddess Inheritance is the third book in the Goddess Test trilogy.  I really loved book one, Goddess Test, but was really let down by book two, Goddess Interrupted.  Thankfully, Goddess Inheritance brought the series back to a place that I was able to enjoy the final book.  So glad that it was able to redeem this series for me.  Since this is the third book in a series, there will be spoilers for the first two books in the rest of this review.  You have been warned.

Let's talk character development in this final installment. By the final book in a series I really expect to see some growth and development in the characters of the series.  Kate, thankfully, did grow a lot.  She wasn't nearly as whiny (YAY! That's one of my biggest problems with book 2) and she really seemed to grow from a teen into an adult.  There were other gods/goddesses that I felt really grew and grew on me.  Ava's character in particular has always been one of my favs, and her growth was amazing.  The only one I really had problems with was Henry.  I never really connected with Henry as a character and never felt much growth from him.  That made connecting with their relationship really hard, especially since I find him a bit creepy (LOL).

The Goddess Test series has a great villain in Calliope.  I know Cronus is supposed to be the big bad, but Calliope is so nasty and fabulous at it!! She brings the nasty to a whole new level in Goddess Inheritance.  There are times that I think/hope that Calliope will redeem herself, but then she will do something so nasty, I just want to stab her in the eye!  Cronus is amazingly creeptastic, but Calliope really knocks the nasty out of the ball park!

Goddess Inheritance was a satisfying ending to the Goddess Test series.  It left the series and characters is a good place with the strings tied up.  There was still enough going on in the characters lives to let me have fun with what might happen next for them, but the storyline itself was all wrapped up.  While, the final battle with Cronus was a bit anti-climactic for me, the battle/ending with Calliope made up for it.  If you aren't sure if you want to finish this series after book two, give it a go and get your closure!  If you haven't started it yet,  it was a 2 out of 3 hit for me, there are other series I would recommend first, but it's totally worth the read.


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Sunday, September 8, 2013

September 2013 To Be Read Pile


I have a ton of books I hope to read this month! 
Don't know if I'll actually get through all of these, but I guess it's good to dream big!
What's on your TBR this month?
Have you read any of the books on my list? 

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