W…W…W… Wednesdays and Waiting On Wednesday: Week 4

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To participate in this feature, you just have answer these three simple questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m currently reading….

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Trail of the Dead (Scarlet Bernard #2) by Melissa F. Olson

I’m loving Trail of the Dead (Scarlet Bernard #2)!!!  Dead Spots is a fresh, new Urban Fantasy/Paranormal series that follows our badass heroine around the supernatural world of LA.  Scarlet was born into the supernatural world, because she is a null.  That means that she can turn these supernatural vampires, werewolves, and witches humans temporarily by counteracting their spells and magic.  With Scarlet’s gift, she scrubs supernatural crime scenes clean.  On top of learning about Scarlet’s interesting talents, there’s a great love triangle between an LAPD cop who got mixed up in her world and a werewolf bartender.  A whole other mess of things happen, and I really want you to pick up and read this series!!!  You must read Dead Spots first!

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Sacrifice (Legacy #3) by Cayla Kluver and Faking It (Losing It #2) by Cora Carmack

I recently finished…

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Spirit (Elemental #3) by Brigid Kemmerer and Losing It (Losing It #1) by Cora Carmack

Loved Spirit (are you sick of me talking about the Elemental series??  I guess I have to wait till 2014 for the next one… WAHHH!) I enjoyed Losing It, too!  Review is to come, but it’s a New Adult novel that doesn’t take itself too seriously – thank you Cora Carmack!

Two five star review in one week?  Craziness!  Check out my reviews to hear how much I loved Breathless and Unhinged!

Next I’ll read…

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Unraveling (Unraveling #1) by Elizabeth Norris 

Gotta get through my library book to avoid huge fines!!! 🙂

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The Shadow (The Darkness Trilogy #1) by A.G. Porter; The Bane (The Eden Trilogy #1) by Keary Taylor;.  Eyes Wide Open (The Blackstone Affair #3) by Raine Miller; The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy) by Laura Andersen; Tangled by Emma Chase; The Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret #1) by Jessica Sorensen.  

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we’re anxiously awaiting. 

Hmmm…. waiting on so many books, but thought I’d give a shout out to one of another one of my favorite series, The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4)!

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In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .

But the struggle isn’t over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there’s still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure—and re-education—looms larger than ever.

Pulses will race throughout this thrilling fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.

O.M.G. I am DYING TO GET THE FIERY HEART!  It honestly HURTS MY HEART TO WAIT!  I’m sorry… my 28 self is throwing a bit of a temper tantrum, but I just adore the Bloodlines series.  Richelle Mead is amazing, and I definitely plan on reading her other book series while I twiddle my thumbs… waitin’ on The Fiery Heart.  If you haven’t read Vampire Academy and Bloodlines… get with the program! It has Young Adult/Paranormal/Romance/Action… you’re going to love them.  You can thank me later.

Everyone, have a happy and safe weekend!  Let’s hear what you’re reading/waiting on!

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Spirit (Elemental #3) by Brigid Kemmerer

Book: Spirit (Elemental #3) Spirit

Author: Brigid Kemmerer

Published: May 28, 2013

Paperback: 308 pages

B.O.S.SF Review:largelargelargelarge

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Summary from Goodreads: With power comes enemies. Lots of them.

Hunter Garrity just wants to be left alone. He’s learned the hard way that his unusual abilities come at a price. And he can’t seem to afford any allies.

He’s up to his neck in hostiles. His grandfather, spoiling for a fight. The Merrick brothers, who think he ratted them out. Calla, the scheming psycho who wants to use him as bait.

Then there’s Kate Sullivan, the new girl at school. She’s not hostile. She’s bold. Funny. Hot. But she’s got an agenda, too.

With supposedly secret powers rippling to the surface everywhere around him, Hunter knows something ugly is about to go down. But finding out what means he’ll have to find someone he can trust…

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I received Spirit in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley.

I enjoyed Spirit, but it let me down in some ways, too.  I suppose that is because I was riding such an Elemental high after Spark… and then Breathless!  Spirit left me wanting more, but don’t get me wrong, I still would highly recommend the book and series, and I’m firm with my 4 star book review).  Hunter’s story reminded me a bit of Gabriel’s in Spark, in that EVERYTHING seemed to be going wrong for poor Hunter.  The difference (and ballsy choice by BK) is that things just didn’t pan out in the end for Hunter.  And it isn’t the kind of ‘not working out’ that will resolve itself in the next Elemental book.. it’s like damn, Hunter, this all just sucks.  BK made the story darker, and that was a good move for the Elemental series.  Since Spirit is the half way point in the 5 part Elemental series, it was the right time to add a darker element.  (I think of Star Wars:  The Empire Strikes back and Opal (Lux #3) as examples of making a game changing shakeup at the halfway point).

Spirit jumped right into action from the get go, and we also are right where Spark left off.  The story flowed pretty well, and it still had the addictive nature to it that made it hard to put down.  There’s a group of Elementals that is trying to draw the Guides there, and even though the Merricks are not involved, they will likely be blamed.  What’s a Guide in training (aka Hunter) to do???  Like every other Elemental book, the story switches from the guy to the girl’s point of view.  I enjoyed hearing Hunter’s voice more than Kate’s, but that’s been the case with each book in the series.  We have more invested in the guys, since they are the stars of the series!

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Hunter didn’t trust anyone, and he made it hard for anyone to trust him. The guy is struggling.  After losing his father and uncle, Hunter had a hard time adjusting.  They weren’t just his family, but they were his role models and he spent almost all of his time with them.  (Sidenote: I recommend that you read Fearless (Elemental 1.5) before you read Spirit… this is a prequel but includes a lot of spoilers for Storm).  In Spirit, Hunter internally struggles with the unanswered questions he had for his father.  Did he ever love his mom?  Did he ever love him?  His mother and Hunter can’t seem to get on the same page since the accident, and Hunter’s grandparents are the worst.  The Merricks certainly don’t trust him (tell me the bromance isn’t gone for good, BK!?)

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It was like an emotional roller coaster listening to Hunter’s voice.  While he was too proud to ask for help, there were hundreds of cracks in his steely exterior.  He shed tears, threw punches, and stormed out of rooms… several times!  At least he’s got a loyal pooch to shadow his every step.  It was harder for me to get a feel for Hunter, because he clearly doesn’t know who he is either (so if that’s what BK wanted to convey…. she got it!).  Gabriel had his share of demons to overcome in Spark, but the things going on with Hunter all JUST happened.  The wounds are too fresh, and he hasn’t allowed himself to heal.  He struggles with what he was born into and what his gut was telling him to do.  The Merricks are pure Elementals, and they could level a town/cause a catastrophic disaster, so what’s stopping him from turning them in?  And why does he care what they think about him?  We did learn a little bit more about what Hunter’s Spirit contributes to the Elemental five pointed pentagram…. wondering what will happen in the next book!

Kate was a pretty bad ass love interest.  In Storm, Becca annoyed me at times, but compared to the other love interests, Becca made the biggest impression on me in terms of contributing to the story.  Probably because she will be an important part of the upcoming series.  But Kate had a good story – she shared the same conflict that Hunter had.  She, too, had a big problem with trust and turning off her compassion.  She thought she knew right from wrong, but she had questions of her own.  I thought Kate had some contradictions, but I don’t want to go into too much detail because I would hate to cause spoilers.   Her initial resolve and her back story didn’t add up to me – perhaps she was overcompensating and lying to herself, but wouldn’t she admit that in her inner monologue?  Kate knew how to handle strong ment, and her training to be a Guide let her be quick on her feet and quick-witted (sorta).

How can I write a review on the Elemental series without touching on my fav brothers??  Michael continues to grow on me with each book.  He came across as being intimidating and unreasonable in Storm (mainly from Becca’s perspective), but he is wise beyond his years.  Isn’t he supposed to be like 22?  He acts like he’s older than that.  In addition to being perceptive and protective, Michael is also sensitive to the needs of the 16-year-old Elemental guys.  He remembers the struggles he endured during high school, and he will do anything to make life easier for the younger Merricks (plus Hunter).  I’m glad that Michael is giving more of himself to his family.  For awhile, it seemed like he was guarded to them,and he was misunderstood.  It is clear to them that he will do anything to protect those that he loves.  And I love him for that.  Gabriel – yes, yes… he is my favorite!  Is he everyone’s favorite?  He does have the snarky bad boy thing goin’ on,  but he’s so sensitive like a puppy dog.  I think I’ll go as far to say that I want Gabriel Merrick to be my book boyfriend.  I, unsurprisingly, loved Gabriel’s parts in Spirit.  The bromance that thrived in Spark fizzled out, and Gabriel wants answers.  3u2y2pEven though Gabriel has his shit together (thanks to Layne and the support of the Merrick clan), his feelings were still hurt from Hunter’s betrayal.  Gabriel isn’t the ‘let’s talk it out’ kind of guy.  He’ll lead with his fists before he leads with a ‘what’s up’ and his combative nature was the perfect catalyst to let Hunter unleash his rage.  The two of them are meant to be best buds, and I now they will be an unstoppable badass team in the next books.  Nicky – I’m just waiting to hear more of his story!  I love his devotion to his brothers and calm exterior.  Chris didn’t have a big role in Spirit, but what I liked about his presence is that he still carried the same disdain for Hunter that he had in Storm.  I hate when books just brush things under the carpet.  The Becca love triangle is still an issue for him… understandably so!

The ending left me with a smile (thank you Gabriel), and we have a nice setup for the future books.  b2a0a_ORIG-bromance0924_colbert-stewart-emmys-2_ob

I hope Hunter finally lets himself be loved… I’ll worry about him until he finds a happily ever after!

PS I NEED the Elemental books to come out in audiobook!  That is my favorite way to get reacquainted with a series before the next book in an installment comes out.  BK – let’s make it happen!  Pretty please??

Weekly Roundup #6: 5/27/13

Happy long weekend, friends!!!  Hope you had a fun week full of reading and other fun things.  Here’s my weekly roundup….

Via Edelweiss

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The Last Man Standing by Davide Longo, Silvester Mazzarella

A new dystopian novel to added to my TBR list!

 

Via Netgalley

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Left Drowning by Jessica Park

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A Study in Silks (The Baskerville Affair, #1) by Emma Jane Holloway

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Under the Empyrean Sky (The Heartland Trilogy #1) by Chuck Wendig

Love this cover!

 

Bought/Library/Loaned

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Pure (Covenant, #2) by Jennifer Armentrout

I love, love, love the Lux series by J.A., so I need to give her Covenant series a try next!  Purchased this with a Barnes & Noble gift certificate.

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Beauty from Pain (Beauty #1) by Georgia Cates

$0.99 sale!

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The Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret #1) by Jessica Sorensen

I received book 2 from Edelweiss, so I need to get through of book 1!  It was on sale for $1.99.

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Spider’s Bite (Elemental Assassin #1) by Jennifer Estep

I received the newest installment in the Elemental Assassin series, so I need to get workin’ on the book 1!  I’ve heard it’s a great Urban Fantasy series, so it’ll be a fun read in June!  Just picked it up from the SF library.

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Tangled (Tangled #1) by Emma Chase

One of my book besties (1/3 of the Crazy Book Geeks (aka CBGs)) loaned me Tangled!  I’ve seen it pop up on Goodreads/Twitterverse/Facebook, so I can’t wait to devour this one!

 

Hope everyone has a great memorial day!  Have a great week! xoxo

W…W…W… and Waiting on Wednesday: Week 3: May 22, 2013

www_wednesdays4Hosted by Should Be Reading.

To participate in this feature, you just have answer these three simple questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m currently reading….

Spirit

Spirit (Elemental #3) by Brigid Kemmerer

I am obsessed with the Elemental series!  Do you like paranormal books with a love story?  Do you like bad boys?  Then you really need to read the Elemental series NOW!  Spirit is Hunter’s story, and I can’t wait to finish it tonight!

I recently finished…

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Breathless (Elemental #2.5) by Brigid Kemmerer and Unhinged (Underworld #1) by Tempest C. Avery

Two five star review in one week?  Craziness!  Check out my reviews to hear how much I loved Breathless and Unhinged!

Next I’ll read…

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Sacrifice (Legacy #3) by Cayla Kluver

I won Sacrifice from the Little Bloggers, Big Ambitions giveaway!  While Legacy was a slow start, I loved Allegiance!  I know that Cayla Kluver will finish the trilogy strong!  Will dive into this more once I finish Spirit!

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Trail of the Dead (Scarlet Bernard #2) by Melissa F. Olson (starting this tomorrow!); Losing It (Losing It #1) by Cora Carmack ; Faking It (Losing It #2) by Cora Carmack; The Shadow (The Darkness Trilogy #1) by A.G. Porter; The Bane (The Eden Trilogy #1) by Keary Taylor;.  Eyes Wide Open (The Blackstone Affair #3) by Raine Miller; The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy) by Laura Andersen .  Happy Memorial Day weekend!  How many of these can I get through?  Hoping for lots of time for reading and blogging (and sunshine!)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we’re anxiously awaiting. 

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Losing Hope (Hopeless #2) by Colleen Hoover

In the follow-up to Colleen Hoover’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming and irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts.

In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.

Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.

I thoroughly enjoyed Hopeless (Hopeless #1) and I tell any and everyone who loves to read to read Hopeless ASAP!  I was glad that it was a complete story and that we get to hear Holder’s point of view.  I’m a little scared at the emotions that it’ll stir up, but you better believe that I’ll be reading this as soon as it comes out!

Everyone, have a happy and safe weekend!  Let’s hear what you’re reading/waiting on!

Breathless (Elemental #2.5) by Brigid Kemmerer

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Author: Brigid Kemmerer

Published: April 30, 2013

ebook, 65 pages

B.O.S.SF Review: largelargelargelargelarge

 

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From Goodreads: Too many secrets. Not enough time.

Nick Merrick is supposed to be the level-headed one. The peacemaker. Since it’s just him and his three hotheaded brothers against the world, that’s a survival tactic.

But now he’s got problems even his brothers can’t help him survive.

His so-called girlfriend, Quinn, is going quick as mercury from daring to crazy. Meanwhile, Quinn’s dancer friend Adam is throwing Nick off balance, forcing him to recognize a truth he’d rather shove back into the dark.

He can feel it—-the atmosphere is sizzling. Danger is on the way. But whatever happens next, Nick is starting to find out that sometimes nothing you do can keep the peace

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I received a copy of Breathless in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley.  Thank you!

By now you already know that I am currently loving the Elemental series!  The way that Brigid Kemmerer reveals more about a Merrick brother (plus Hunter) in each story is brilliant.  After falling in love with Gabriel Merrick in Spark, I couldn’t wait to dive into Breathless that featured Gabriel’s (hot) identical twin, Nick’s story.  Although Breathless is a novella, so the story isn’t as long as the other brother’s, it gave us a very intimate look into Nick’s life that I did not see coming.    While Gabriel and Chris are both argumentative, Nick has always been the most reserved and seemingly level-headed brother.  Nick does not have it all put together though.  In fact, he’s as lost as they come.  It turns out Nick has lived his life, repressing the things that he truly wants.  His dreams of going to college are one example of how Nick doesn’t put his wants in front of what he thinks his brothers need.  He’d hate to leave Michael behind running the family business, and he’s afraid of leaving Gabriel behind.  And then there’s this other big secret that Nick has.  Nick doesn’t feel like he can follow his heart in other aspects, too, and no matter how close he feels to his family, he can’t bring himself to let them in on his deepest secrets.

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The flip side of the story follows Nick’s newest love interest….Becca’s best friend, Quinn.  Quinn always seemed a bit annoying… too loud… and too crass, but it was nice to get to see what’s going on to make her that way.  Her family life could come straight from an episode of Maury.  Quinn is truly just on her own, and I can see why she has so much pent up anger due to her dysfunctional family.
Breathless left me NEEDING more from Nick and Quinn’s side of the story.  I can’t wait to hear about the sweet motorcycle man and Quinn’s dance partner, Adam <3.
Love the Elemental book series!

Weekly Roundup #5: 5/19/13

Hello my book loving friends!  Thanks for checkin in with me!  Hope that you had a great week.  I had a great week with books, as displayed in below weekly haul.  What did you all get!?

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Skin by Donna Jo Napoli

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Fire Inside (Chaos #2) by Kristen Ashley

Exciting stuff!  1 part of the Crazy Book Geek (aka CBGs) trio is in love with Kristen Ashley books! I’ve read Rock Chick and enjoyed it, and I hear that these books are even better.

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The Sugar Detox

I’m a sucker for diet books

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A Clockwork Heart (The Chronicle of Light and Shadow, #2) by Liesel Schwarz

From Edelweiss:

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Heart of Venom (Elemental Assassin #9) by Jennifer Estep

Ahh, I’ve heard amazing things about this series!  Will have to play catch up this summer 🙂

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Dance of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death #2) by Bethany Griffin

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Across a Star-Swept Sea (For the Darkness Shows the Stars #2) by Diana Peterfreund

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Once We Were (The Hybrid Chronicles #2) by Kat Zhang

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Eyes Wide Open (The Blackstone Affair #3) by Raine Miller

Yea!!!!!!  Happy day when I received my ARC!

My Goodreads First Reads Giveaway Winnings that came!! (Remember, I was on fire for the first two weeks of May!)

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Proxy (Proxy #1) by Alex London

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The Fifth Wave (The Fifth Wave #1) by Rick Yancey

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Ixeos (Ixeos #1) by Jennings Wright

Purchased!

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Shatter (A Seaside Novel, #3) by Rachel Van Dyken

So excited for this one!!!  I really liked Pull & Tear, so I’m happy to read the third installment in the Seaside series!

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Let the Sky Fall (Let the Sky Fall, #1) by Shannon Messenger

Love this cover so much!  On sale for $2.99

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Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1) by Josephine Angelini

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The Lux (Luxe #1) by Anna Godbersen

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Harken (Harken Series, #1) by Kaleb Nation

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What my Girlfriend Doesn’t Know (What My Mother Doesn’t Know #2) by Sonya Sones

I purchased What My Mother Doesn’t Know a month ago when it was on special, so I thought I would go for # 2 when it was the Kindle Daily Deal!

Unhinged (Underworld #1) by Tempest C. Avery

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Author: Tempest C. Avery

Published: April 6, 2013

Purchase on Smashwords

B.O.S.SF Review: largelargelargelargelarge

*****

From Goodreads: Spencer Perry lost everything the day her boyfriend died. Even when he came back as a ghost, she was never able to return to her old self. Determined to find a way to bring both of them back–him from the dead and her from her depression–Spencer hops a ride with a Reaper across the river to the Underworld where she meets the god of the dead. Hadrian isn’t what she expected Hades to be like, but when he agrees to a deal that can get her Micah back, she puts all caution aside and accepts. Too bad she didn’t realize that she’d also just accepted a lot more than one gorgeous yet frustrating god. Bad things are happening all around her, and now she not only has to worry about keeping Micah’s ghost status a secret from their friends, but also figure out who’s behind all of the accidents. All signs point towards Hadrian, but something about that just doesn’t feel right to her. Something that she hopes has nothing to do with her growing attraction towards him.

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I was provided this ebook from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Obviously, I loved Unhinged!  I thought Unhinged was the total package when it came to Young Adult Paranormal books. It had an angsty love triangle, a hot bad boy, paranormal aspects, and coming of age issues. The story was creepy, unique, humorous, and surprising.  Unhinged ties in Greek Mythology for the whole story, and I thought that was very cool. I haven’t studied that since high school, but it was a fun twist. Plus Hadrian made such a hot Hades!

Spencer was our main character, and although I didn’t like her as much as Hadrian, I still enjoyed her voice.  I thought she was pretty realistic for our heart broken high school girl.  On top of dealing with the God of the Underworld to bring her ghost of a boyfriend back from the dead, she’s dealing with some big issues that we face when we grow up.  Spencer is pretty insecure.  She has defined herself by the relationships that she had in the past, primarily, her boyfriend (and best friend), Micah.  After Micah died, Spencer lost her identity.  She thought that she should have died along Micah’s side, because she was so lost without him. Relationships change.  It’s something that has been uncomfortable for me, too.  Spencer still has comforting love and memories with Micah, but once things start changing, can they love who they are turning into?   That is the root of the pr

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oblem with Spencer as we go along on her night time journeys to the Underworld, where she’s falling for Hades. We see this Spencer 2.0 appearing…. even though she used to be an “It” girl cheerleader with her football star boyfriend, Spencer now learns what it is to love, lose, and appreciate the life that she has.  The only thing that bugged me about Spencer was that she was a bit… aloof…—>

She didn’t pick up on the fact that Hadrian had the hots for her, no matter how many times he hinted at his feelings for her. I do think that could come from Spencer spending her whole young adult life with her (dead) boyfriend/best friend, Micah. She never dreamed of having eyes for anyone other than Micah, so she didn’t know how to recognize when someone unfamiliar wanted her.

Onto Hadrian… obviously, he was my favorite!  He had the whole sexy, bad boy thing going on (Hello… he is the God of the Underworld), but he actually never did anything bad.  In fact… he did a whole lot of good!  Hadrian has been around for thousands of years, and he is so confident and wise.

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Hadrian and Spencer’s story reminds me of Klaus and Caroline in The Vampire Diaries. Even though Hadrian is a bit of a bad guy and not who Spencer SHOULD want to be with, she can’t deny the attraction and electricity that she feels when she’s around Hadrian. She feels guilty that the feelings that she has towards her “soul mate,” Micah don’t have that same spark. Hadrian is all dark and mysterious, but he isn’t as bad as they seem. He has a soft spot for Spencer, and he has genuine feelings towards her (but he could care less about the other mortals…). It reminds me of Klaus, because Caroline brings out the best in him, and I think that’s the same with Hadrian. I can’t wait to see how their relationship unfolds in the next two installments in the Underworld trilogy.

The side characters in Unhinged were another reason why this book was a standout for me. Spencer’s two best girlfriends, Syd and Quinn, were a lot of fun and added a good change of pace from the serious topics that Spencer had to deal with.  I’m glad that they were big parts of the story, and I look forward to seeing what they bring to the story in the next book.
I was very engaged in the story! That is what made this book a 4.5 star book, for me. There is an abundance of Young Adult Paranormal books out there, so it was the modern take on Hades and The Underworld that made this a very enjoyable read for me. The plot and story read very smoothly… I found myself staying up way too late, just trying to read on!  Things really came together at the end of the story for me.  I kept asking…. why?  Why Spencer?  What did Hadrian see in her?  (Spencer was wondering the same thing throughout the story…), so I was glad to find some answers to that mystery.

I cannot wait for book 2! Unhinged didn’t leave us with a major cliffhanger… but let’s just say there are a lot of things that need to work themselves out in book 2. Team Hadrian =)

I would like to see more descriptions of Spencer (what does she look like???) and more hookups!  ❤ ❤