Wednesday, 21 November 2012

the lost prince by julie kagawa. *review by alice*

The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #1)The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

wow julie kagawa is a master author. i may not have been in the fey world for about a year but its as if i have never left the nevernever. the characters that we all remember are still there, may be a few years since the iron knight but it hasnt changed one bit except now its about ethan, and boy is he a wicked main character. i thought julies voice as meghan was good, but she certainly knows how to write as a male lead :)

i hate to say to much about books that are in a series, expecially if people havent read the previous books, and even tho this is a new series it does have elements and characters from the iron fey series. all i will say is, i devoured this book in one sitting and now im patiently waiting for the next one. the secret that kenzie was hiding just blew my mind, never thought that would be what she was hiding from ethan. if you want to know what it is, then i suggest you pick up this masterpiece of a series :) julie is the best in the world of fey, for me no one comes close.

im now going to be anxiously awaiting the next book in this series to see what happens next for ethan and the rest of the characters.

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Covet by Melissa Darnell *review by alice*

Covet (The Clann, #2)Covet by Melissa Darnell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


omg this book was an emotional rollercoster ride. it had laugh out loud moments and made me cry, and HOLY SH*T what an ending!!!! i cannot wait to read the 3rd book.

i loved watching savannah grow up in this book, and become who she is meant to be.
watching tristan was just heartbreaking with him trying to cope with what savannah promised she would do in order to protect him.

loved the first book in this series but loved this one even more, the writing style and world the author has created is something ive never read before and its amazing. definitly cannot wait to see what happens next, expecially after reading the excerpt at the back of the book WOW!!!

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Saturday, 17 November 2012

Escape Publishing Launch

Welcome to best books' blog. Today on the blog we have a exciting new release from harlequin.  Introducing Escape Publishing,  Harlequins NEW Digital-First Imprint.  Its so exciting to see the ebooks that are available on this site. i know i will be using it.

Today we also have a Spotlight from the Editor Kate Cuthbert. 

First up the Link to the website so you can all check it out :)
have a look and leave a comment to let us know what you think of it.

Now for the spotlight

Earlier this week, Harlequin Australia launched its digital-first arm, Escape Publishing. With an aim of bringing Australian and New Zealand voices and stories to the world, Escape is taking submissions in all genres of romance, as long as the story has a romantic arc and an emotionally fulfilling ending.

The imprint launched with five titles across the spectrum of romance, and will publish six more titles in December.

The launch titles are:
Chains of Revenge by Keziah Hill, a dark erotic fantasy novella.
Chaos Born by Rebekah Turner, a complex, darkly humoured urban fantasy debut.
Christmas Kisses by Rhian Cahill, a sweet, sexy, sensual holiday romance novella.
Grease Monkey Jive by Ainslie Paton, a groovy, meaty, modern contemporary romance.
In Safe Hands by Lee Christine, a sophisticated, polished, suspenseful romantic suspense.

All the titles are available without DRM or geographic restrictions, from major and local e-booksellers. They are specially priced for the launch at $0.99 each, and Chains of Revenge is available for free for a very limited time.

If you would like more information, please visit the website,, or find us on social media: facebook, twitter, and pintrest 

 A Novel Approach with a Digital Audience
As experts in the digital space, does instant gratification appease your online nature? Do you or your followers have a burning idea that keeps you up at night? A story that must be told? Now there’s a new home for great stories!
At Harlequin Australia, the leading publisher of romance, we live for reading — for that sigh-worthy first kiss, for that pulse-raising chase scene, for that sob-swallowing goodbye. And we’d love to hear your stories!
Today we are officially launching our digital-first imprint, Escape Publishing — — which is open to receiving manuscript submissions!
Escape Publishing was created thanks to the ever growing appetite for romance and we were reading thousands of brilliant manuscripts. Yet despite our passion for these works, due to the limitations of the print book business many were not being published.
Escape Publishing takes a novel approach. Firstly, we are dedicated to our authors. If you’re an author with us... it’s all about you! Our promise to you is a personalised service with a fast turn-around of 3 months, supported by an integrated marketing campaign.
“We’re nimble – we are big enough to take the time to help you craft your manuscript and provide the marketing support to help create a bestseller, but small enough to adapt to, and move with, the market. We have built an unparalleled connection to the reader and with over 78% market share, we know romance!” Managing Director of Harlequin Enterprises Asia-Pacific, Michelle Laforest, explains.
Everyone has a story to tell, and Escape Publishing wants to make sure the very best of these stories are shared with the world.
Now is the time to submit! Join us at Escape Publishing as we jump head first into the liberating world of digital publishing!
Visit for more information and submission guidelines.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

November releases!

Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2) by Laini Taylor
Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war.

This is not that world.

Ar student and monster's apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is—and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it.

In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, Days of Blood & Starlight finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life.

While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. For hope.

But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream?
Published November 6th 2012
The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird...

Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper-and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath. Within days, she’s shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath. Who seems to hate her guts.

Rath will be watching closely to be sure she completes her first assignment-reaping Rick, the boy who should have died. The boy she still wants to be with. To make matters worse, students at the academy start turning up catatonic, and accusations fly-against Molly. The only way out of this mess? To go through hell. Literally.
November 20th 2012 
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill 
Meant to be or not meant to be . . . that is the question.

It's one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the—gasp—wrong guy. Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she's queen of following rules and being prepared. That's why she keeps a pencil sharpener in her purse and a pocket Shakespeare in her, well, pocket. And that's also why she's chosen Mark Bixford, her childhood crush, as her MTB ("meant to be").

But this spring break, Julia's rules are about to get defenestrated (SAT word: to be thrown from a window) when she's partnered with her personal nemesis, class-clown Jason, on a school trip to London. After one wild party, Julia starts receiving romantic texts . . . from an unknown number! Jason promises to help discover the identity of her mysterious new suitor if she agrees to break a few rules along the way. And thus begins a wild goose chase through London, leading Julia closer and closer to the biggest surprise of all: true love.

Because sometimes the things you least expect are the most meant to be.
November 13th 2012
Remy O’Malley heals people with touch—but every injury she cures becomes her own. Living in a household with an abusive stepfather, she has healed untold numbers of broken bones, burns,and bruises. And then one night her stepfather goes too far.

Being sent to live with her estranged father offers a clean start and she is eager to take it. Enter Asher Blackwell. Once a Protector of Healers, Asher sacrificed his senses to become immortal. Only by killing a Healer can a Protector recover their human senses. Falling in love is against the rules between these two enemies. Because Remy has the power to make Protectors human again, and when they find out, they’ll becoming for her—if Asher doesn’t kill her first.

This is Book One in the Touched trilogy.
November 27th 2012
Elemental by Antony John 
A lost colony is reborn in this heart-pounding fantasy adventure set in the near future . . .

Sixteen-year-old Thomas has always been an outsider. The first child born without the power of an Element—earth, water, wind or fire—he has little to offer his tiny, remote Outer Banks colony. Or so the Guardians would have him believe.

In the wake of an unforeseen storm, desperate pirates kidnap the Guardians, intent on claiming the island as their own. Caught between the plague-ridden mainland and the advancing pirates, Thomas and his friends fight for survival in the battered remains of a mysterious abandoned settlement. But the secrets they unearth will turn Thomas’ world upside-down, and bring to light not only a treacherous past but also a future more dangerous than he can possibly imagine.
November 21st 2012
Flash Point by Nancy Kress 
Reality TV meets a chillingly realistic version of America—and the fame game is on!

Amy had dreams of going to college, until the Collapse destroyed the economy and her future. Now she is desperate for any job that will help support her terminally ill grandmother and rebellious younger sister. When she finds herself in the running for a slot on a new reality TV show, she signs on the dotted line, despite her misgivings. And she’s right to have them. TLN’s Who Knows People, Baby—You? has an irresistible premise: correctly predict what the teenage cast will do in a crisis and win millions. But the network has pulled strings to make it work, using everything from 24/7 hidden cameras to life-threatening technology to flat-out rigging. Worse, every time the ratings slip, TLN ups the ante. Soon Amy is fighting for her life—on and off camera.
Published November 8th 2012 
What will you be buying and reading this month?? 

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Sweet Venom (Medusa Girls #1) by Tera Lynn Childs review -annmarie-

Grace just moved to San Francisco and is excited to start over at a new school. The change is full of fresh possibilities, but it’s also a tiny bit scary. It gets scarier when a minotaur walks in the door. And even more shocking when a girl who looks just like her shows up to fight the monster.

Gretchen is tired of monsters pulling her out into the wee hours, especially on a school night, but what can she do? Sending the minotaur back to his bleak home is just another notch on her combat belt. She never expected to run into this girl who could be her double, though.

Greer has her life pretty well put together, thank you very much. But that all tilts sideways when two girls who look eerily like her appear on her doorstep and claim they're triplets, supernatural descendants of some hideous creature from Greek myth, destined to spend their lives hunting monsters.

These three teenage descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful gorgon maligned by myth, must reunite and embrace their fates in this unique paranormal world where monsters lurk in plain sight.

What can i say about this book to help you understand how flipping wicked it was, let's start from the beginning  I have had this book setting on my self for so long but never got around to reading it, I have no idea why though. I was going though are really bad patch where i could not read any books that i picked up so on the point of giving up i find this book calling to me and once i started i just could not stop. 

For the start of the book you are given a great grasp of all the characters and what makes them tick and i felt like i really knew the characters as the book went along. There are three very different sisters that are brought up three different ways with no idea that they are triplets and what there future holds for them. It was a book about family, lives and secrets i loved following and uncovering the truth and how it must feel to have zero control over you live when its predestined by the gods. i was gripped to the point that it pained me to put the book down and have to sleep but i zoomed through and hated the book to end and me to feel like i needed more. 

The book was over flowing with action all the way though with drama of all kids and a simply one of a kind storyline that left you wanting more. 

Also include lots of well detailed smelly monsters that want to kill you just brilliant. 

4 stars

Sunday, 4 November 2012

The Mephisto Kiss Blog Tour

Welcome to Best book's stop on this blog tour

The eyes never lie. No one’s eyes are darker than Eryx. Not even the Devil’s.
When Jax and Sasha first see Jordan Ellis, they know she is no ordinary teenager. She’s the daughter of the President after all, but she’s also Anabo – a descendant of Eve.
What they don’t know is that Eryx plans to kidnap Jordan and force President Ellis to pledge his soul. If Eryx’s plot succeeds, the consequences would be catastrophic.
But the Mephisto brothers do know about Jordan’s secret identity. And for one of them, she could be the match that leads to their soul’s salvation.
Now it’s a desperate race against time to save Jordan and prevent Eryx’s haunting eyes from discovering her true identity.
A thrilling story of romance, danger, and intrigue, THE MEPHISTO KISS continues the marvelous mythology that began in THE MEPHISTO COVENANT.

Trinity Faegen wasn’t always a writer. She had an illustrious career as a Campus Cop in college, led many children astray as a camp counselor, and decorated Christmas trees for sweet, and notsosweet, little old ladies. She loves metal and rock, the Rocky mountains, chocolate cake and college football. She hates sappy stuff and hypocrites. Mostly, though, she loves to write.
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