Thursday, September 18, 2014

ReBorn Cover Reveal!

Hey everyone! Today I am here to reveal the cover for the final Angel Creek book by Ada Adams! 

Now I absolutely loved and enjoyed the first two books in the Angel Creek series, ReVamped and ReAwakened, now to finally know when ReBorn is released I cannot wait!


A simple mission turned deadly. 

Nineteen-year-old vampire Dawn has led a sheltered life within the confines of her father’s presidential headquarters. Upon being sent on a mission to revamp four goofy misfits into guardians of a peaceful little town of Angel Creek, Dawn believes that all her dreams have finally come true. What starts off as a simple task, turns into something unexpected, changing Dawn’s life forever and leading the action-loving, thrill-seeking vampire teen on a path of mystery, danger and intrigue. 

When a human girl is kidnapped by a group of rogue vamps, Dawn discovers that there is more going on in Angel Creek than meets the eye. And it all connects to Ethan, the cute newcomer who seems too perfect to be true, Sebastian, the mysterious vampire with a turbulent past, and even Dawn herself. Dawn must not only succeed in revamping the troubled recruits, but must also prevent the vampire race from being overtaken by a malevolent villain who has a strange and obsessive fascination with her. As threat escalates, romance blooms, and ghosts from her past begin to surface, Dawn is sure of only one thing: her life will never be the same. 

Amazon links for ReVamped and ReAwakened

Now the cover reveal! 

Okay how bloody cool is this cover! I love it.
ReBorn will be out MARCH 2015!

Also the lovely Ada has organised at $20 Amazon Gift Card to be won as well which is open internationally!
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And because I found that I had quite a lot of Angel Creek Swag I am hosting an international giveaway as well for these:

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About Ada:
"Many people sing in the shower. I write scenes in my head and act them out."

A self-proclaimed book and TV junkie, Ada Adams spends most of her days immersed in imaginary worlds. Much like the kick-butt female characters she enjoys writing about, she is a martial artist with a Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. She is also a big proponent of lifelong learning and has attained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology as well as a Masters of Science in Education.
Ada began her writing career at the age of three (with a string of short stories that only a mother could love) and has been inventing quirky characters and imaginary worlds ever since. She is the editor-in-chief of VEUX Magazine ( and a passionate advocate for the arts.

Ada lives in Toronto, Canada. When she is not writing, you can find her on an adventurous nature hike with her puppies, Caramilk and Oreo. Or, more likely, deep in a jar of Nutella.

Don't forget to check out the Angel Creek series if you haven't read it yet!

Keely xx

Monday, September 15, 2014

Blogging break

Hey everyone! So uni has been getting down to the end of the semester and exams are coming up so I am currently completely swamped by uni work, which means a blogging break until exams are over in October! I literally have 6 assignments due next week plus I have two formal events this week and next week so I am swamped by work. I am also heading off to Australian University Games in 3 weeks at Sydney for waterpolo so I have to get all my work done before hand. 

I will have a cover reveal this week to go up on the blog but when I come back I shall have reviews for sacrifice, heir of fire and the year it all ended plus any other books I receive during my blogging break!

Keely xx

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Review Time #68 & #69

Winning the Player by Leesa Bow
Hey everyone, today I am reviewing the two Lessa Bow books I've gotten ARC's of & they are both short so I've added them together!

When injury destroyed her dream of playing college basketball, Aubree Taylor fled overseas. Now she's finally home again and ready to move on with her life. Until she runs into Hunter Stone on her first night out, the only guy who's ever meant anything to her – and the last person she wants to see.

Since she ran out on him two years ago, Hunter hasn't been able to get Aubree off his mind. The sexy football star has had girls all over him for years, but Aubree is the only one to have ever seen behind the cocky persona he puts on for the crowd.

Despite her attempts to keep her distance, Aubree is unable to resist the strong attraction between them and it isn't long before they fall into a passionate relationship. She has never been afraid of a challenge, but Hunter's arrogance and inablity to trust are testing her to her limits. Aubree must decide whether to follow her heart and lower her guard…or risk losing the best thing that's ever happened to her.

After injuring her knee in year 12 Aubree's scholarship chance to play college basketball in the US is shattered. Taking off for two years to travel the world, Aubree has returned home. However, all she wants to do is to stay away from Maddy's cousin Hunter who is part of the reason why she decided to run off to travel in the first place.

Hunter plays AFL (Australian Football League for those non-aussies!) and the guy who Aubree has a crush on. Hunter is a player and keeps everyone out of his life by not letting anyone in. Aubree is lost and has no idea what she wants to do with her life now that she can no longer play professional basketball.

Once they start to work through their problems and try to be friends they realise that that is never going to happen knowing they have feelings for each other. Although Aubree does try and stay away from Hunter because of his past but Hunter can be the good guy on occasion.

Winning the Player was a book about finding yourself again after your dreams have been shattered and learning to let others in even though you don't want them to know our weakness. 

Rating: 4/5

Charming the Outback by Leesa Bow

When jaded city girl Maddy McIntyre packs up and leaves Adelaide for a new job in the country, it's not only a chance at a fresh start. Six months ago, the first guy she'd ever loved shattered her heart before moving home to Broken Hill. Deep down inside, Maddy is hoping that living in the same town will give her an opportunity to prove to Luke that she's one temptation he can't resist.

But when she arrives in Broken Hill, Luke White is not the same guy she knew in the city. And it soon seems very clear that he doesn't want her there. Although Maddy settles in quickly, excelling at work and partying with her new friends, she can't understand why Luke is remaining so distant. Particularly when all her instincts are telling her that they're meant to be together – and that he feels the same burning attraction.

As Maddy learns more about Luke's family and background, she begins to understand that his mixed messages are caused by balancing what's expected of him with what he really wants. Maddy gave Luke her heart long ago and, despite their differences, she knows she'll only ever be happy with her hot country boy. But how can she convince him that she's the risk he needs to take?

Charming the Outback is the companion to Winning the Player involving Hunter's cousin & Aubree's best friend Maddy.

Maddy leaves Adelaide for a full-time teaching job in Broken Hill. Which may or may not be where her ex-boyfriend has moved back home to to work in the mines and on his family's station. Luke had to return home to Broken Hill to run his family's station after his uncle had a stroke, but still working as a geologist during the weekdays. Luke not wanting to force Maddy into his way of life broke up with her to return to home. 

It is pretty obvious that both Maddy and Luke still have feelings for each other but they have a lot of problems before they even think of getting back together. Maddy doesn't know the real reason why Luke broke up with her and wants to make him regret it.

Throughout the book you find out why Luke broke up with Maddy and the process that they take to get back together again. They really needed to talk more which did start to annoy me (Maddy let the man talk!). I love the friendships that Maddy makes in Broken Hill and her wanting to learn more about station life.

Also loved how Maddy and Aubree on the way to Broken Hill counted the road kill because I do that driving to Armidale for uni (2 Wombats, 4 Kangaroos & 6 unidentifiable animals in one trip)!

Charming the Outback is a story about not giving up love when you know that it is something more. Also nothing better than a NA book set in outback Australia!

Thankyou Penguin Teen Australia for letting me read these ARC's off netgalley!

Rating: 4/5

Keely xx

Monday, September 1, 2014

Review Time #67

Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan

When Apple's mother returns after eleven years away, Apple feels whole again. But just like the stormy Christmas Eve when she left, her mother's homecoming is bittersweet. It's only when Apple meets someone more lost than she is that she begins to see things as they really are.

A story about sad endings.
A story about happy beginnings.
A story to make you realise who is special.

I wasn't sure what I was going to get out of this book and what was going to happen. I did end up enjoying this book however, it is really for suited for those who are in years 7-10. 

Apple has lived with her Nana for the past 11 years when her mother went off to the US to be on Broadway and her father remarried and his wife doesn't really like Apple. However, finally Apple's wish comes true her mother is home and wants her to live with her. 

What Apple doesn't find out until she goes and moves in with her mum is that she has a half sister: Rain. I really wasn't a fan of Apple and Rain's mother she was just not fit to be a mum. I kept wishing throughout the story that Apple would take herself and Rain to her Nana's because that would have avoided the some of the events that take place in the book and helped Apple not think that she had to look after her mother and sister so much.

At school, English class was really Apple's savoir with the poetry classes that they were having. With the assignments she was able to convey all her feelings that she had with what was going on in her life her best friend not really her best friend anymore, her mother and sister and the boy next door Del. I loved Del he was a great addition to the story with him being a friend just when Apple needed him the most. The relationship development that happens between Apple and Del throughout the story is what I loved most about the book, apart from the way that it was set out into different parts to fit what they were studying in class that week. 

The events leading up to the ending are bittersweet with things that you do want to happen and others that you don't want to. Apple and Rain is a journey of a young girls need to find out who she is and who she can be through life and poetry.

Thanks Bloomsbury Australia for this ARC copy!

Rating: 4/5

Keely xx