Wednesday, December 26, 2012


By Brodi Ashton
In stores Jan. 22 2013
An Everneath book (book 2)

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What it's about (from goodreads):

Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity — a debt that should’ve been hers. She’s living a borrowed life, and she doesn’t know what to do with the guilt. And every night Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away.

Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who wants to make her his queen — and the one person least likely to help. But his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to assist her in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself.

Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than they’d anticipated — and more deadly. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack — even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.

In this enthralling sequel to Everneath, Brodi Ashton tests the bonds of destiny and explores the lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love.

What I thought:

Brodi Ashton is beyond brilliant!  This is an extremely hard book to review because the last 3 pages change the entire feel of the rest of the book.  I'm not sure how to go about not giving spoilers!  We got to see a lot more of Cole in this book which I'm sure will excite a few of you out there.  And if you're a Cole fan the Novella NEVERFALL is out today!!  NEVERFALL takes place at the end of EVERNEATH and the beginning of EVERBOUND and is told entirely from Cole's point of view. I read the first chapter and I'm loving how Cole defines the time.   For me getting to know Cole better has been bittersweet.  I'm a die hard Jack fan for sure and my feelings are so mixed for Cole after finishing EVERBOUND.  I'll just say the end of EVERBOUND shocked me!  I'm not very far into NEVERFALL I don't know if the end of EVERBOUND will still be shocking after reading NEVERFALL but I was so shocked I just sat and stared at the book for 20 minutes after I had finished.  I think maybe I was trying to use Jedi mind tricks to get book 3 to appear.

I'm not so great at doing reviews since baby boy was born and I'm really sorry.  I honestly don't know what to say about EVERBOUND either.  I don't want to ruin it. so I'm mostly just talking:) but seriously seriously I've never been more serious read this book!!! I'm beyond in love.  I'm thinking about taking up residence in Brodi's brain.  Although I'd miss my baby too much and if I took him it'd probably be too loud and distracting for her, which we don't want.

The release party:

Brodi is sharing her release party with Cynthia Hand Author of the Unearthly series on January 22nd at Kings English.  It should be a ton of fun!  I took the day off and I'll be there with my girls!  so say hi if you see me.  I'm usually pretty quiet but I do love meeting all of you!

I give this book:


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Where I've been

Hello all! It's been a long while since I posted anything I know! But I've been busy with my new little bundle of joy! But hopefully I'll be back soon! Thanks for sticking by me:)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Arc Review: The Savage Grace

The Savage Grace
By Bree Despain
Published by Egmont USA
488 Pages
Release Date March 13 2012
Book 3 of 3 in the The Dark Divine series

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What its about (from goodreads):

A troubled soul. An impossible choice. A final battle.

Wrestling with the werewolf curse pulsing deep inside of her, Grace Divine was finally able to find her brother, but it nearly cost her everything.

With her boyfriend, Daniel, stuck in wolf form and Sirhan's death approaching, time is running out for Grace to stop Caleb Kalbi and his gang of demons. If she fails, her family and hometown will perish. Everything rests on Grace's shoulders.

The final installment in The Dark Divine trilogy brings Daniel and Grace's love story to a breathtaking conclusion

What I thought:

I'm always really nervous to read the last book in a series, I mean I've been disappointed a lot, however The Savage Grace doesn't disappoint in anyway. Grace is an easy Character to follow, love, and want to help get her to right choices in life. She has moments of weakness like anyone, but she pushes through.  I feel like this was a beautiful end to a series that I've loved from page one of The Dark Divine.

I enjoyed watching Grace's Internal struggle reach an all time high as she pushed away and hurt the ones she loves all while she's fighting the external struggles as well. I guess I shouldn't say I enjoyed that part but I love the way she is able to over come and fight for the ones she loves in the end. It's easy to feel Grace's pain and loss that she feels towards Daniel as well the hurt and distrust she feels towards Talbot and Jude. I love that Bree is able make these emotions so real and relatable. I also loved how strong the connection was between Grace and Daniel, this one you'll have to feel for yourself so I don't give away spoilers about what happens between the two of them but trust me its a relationship worth lusting after.

There are for sure some really sad and rough parts of this book but I respect that it isn't all pretty because real life isn't always pretty. But there is a great message that there is always family and religion to lean on when times get tough.

What I'm doing with my ARC:

This is the first ARC I've ever gotten that I could actually keep but I debated doing a giveaway, or something with it when an opportunity to do something good with it came up. One of my oldest friends is about to have a new Nephew.  However The baby has been diagnosed with Shone's Syndrome it is is a form of heart disease that has two main features. First, there are multiple problems with the left side of the heart, which receives blood from the lungs and pumps it to the body. The valves and passageways are often too small or blocked. Second, the abnormal areas on the left side get worse over time. This second aspect of Shone's Syndrome makes it very different from most other types of of congenital heart disease, which may be equally severe at birth, but do not progress over time.
To help correct the problem the baby will undergo several open heart surgeries as well as be in the NICU for a long period of time. They are a young hard working family whose lives will be changed forever.  And my friend is trying to raise money to help the family cover the medical bills.

They will be doing a Silent Auction and dinner soon to help raise money.  So I'll be taking my ARC to get signed by Bree at her release party and donating it to them to add to the silent Auction. If you'd like to learn a little more about this family and how you can help donate go HERE.  I will post more details about the Silent Auction and dinner when I find them out.

The Release Party:

The release Party for The Savage Grace will be March 13th At 7pm at Kings English Bookstore.  Hope to see you there!

Also starting on the 3rd you can get The Dark Divine and The Lost Saint ebooks for only 1.99 leading up to the release of The Savage Grace

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

EVERNEATH release party

Last night was the release party for Brodi Ashton's EVERNEATH! It was held at Kings English and I think it was one of the best release parties I've ever been to.  There were tons of people there I swear more than I've ever seen for a release! It was amazing and Brodi totally deserves the support and love.

I was so excited to look over and see Brodi's dad there ready to record her speech and take pictures!  It was so happy and exciting!  I really wish I had video of Brodi's speech myself because it was fun and so her!  I loved it! 

There was even cake with the beautiful cover on it!

And Jenn Aubrey and I got a picture with her. Her Husband promised to give out hugs to everyone who bought her book I didn't see that!  But I think I got better.. I got a hug from Brodi :)

We of course went to Cheesecake factory after, it was a really fun night!

Monday, January 2, 2012


By: Brodi Ashton
Published By: Blazer + Bray
370 pages
Release date: January 24th 2012

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What its about(from goodreads):
Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever.

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.

As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's...

What I thought:

I have liked this book for a really long time... I'm not going to lie, even before I ever saw the beautiful cover or held the ARC (My very first!) in my hands. I  got the ARC through a blog tour set up by Windy Aphayrath so I didn't get to keep the ARC (a very sad day when I had to give it back.)  Anyway, the reason I liked it before I read it is because of it's Author Brodi Ashton.  If you don't already follow her blogs or tweets I think you should be sad!  You've missed a lot of belly button lint:) okay and much better things than that.  She's amazing, blogging about everything from her dad's amazing battle with cancer and how they handle it with rainbows and sunshine, to the stress of writing books she always has a way of seeing the positive side of things! She brings a lot of humor to the blogging world.

EVERNEATH isn't funny like her blog but its beautiful.  From page one I couldn't put it down. The way she's able to tell a story from two different times is haunting and perfect.  Every chapter leaves you wanting so much more. This book is the start of something new for Paranormal lovers.

I love all the little Utah traditions I was able to spot in the book. The family values and subtle references to the way Utah lives were perfectly added through out the story. It made it feel more like home, and I think the rest of the world will love it too.

The Characters:

Nikki Beckett:  Nikki has gone through alot in 100 years and it shows in the sides of herself portrayed through the time gaps. She has to learn to be her, to love, to say good-bye. She feels so real you just want to hug and her and tell her it will all be okay.

Jack Caputo: My favorite book crush!  I'm pretty sure he even surpasses Dimitri from Vampire Academy (if you know me at all you know this is BIG!)  I love LOVE LOVE him.  With out giving away any of the story My favorite scene is the one where he tosses her a deck of cards and says "You deal, then when you're ready to talk, talk."  I think this part of the story sums up who Jack is and just how much he'd actually do for Nikki.

Cole:  The bad boy you love to hate and hate to love. There's a lot of 'he loves her, he loves her not' going on with Cole. From his good looks to the draw no girl can ignore you're left with mixed feelings for the immortal guy.

IF YOU LIVE IN UTAH: the release party will be on the 24th at Kings English! I'm making all my friends come for my birthday girls night! hope to see you there:)

My Rating: