Saturday, 22 November 2014

Cover Reveal: Rebound by Noelle August

The cover for Rebound (Boomerang #2) is finally here!

At Boomerang, one night can change everything…

Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of his game in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and threatens to knock the tech wunderkind down and throw his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, into chaos.

Alison Quick, the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a business tycoon—and the very ex-girlfriend of Boomerang’s former intern, Ethan—has a problem of her own. After nearly flunking out in her senior year of college, she has one chance to redeem herself to her father by proving that she deserves a place in his corporate empire. That means spearheading her father’s plan to sink big money into Adam’s company and launch it into the stratosphere—provided Adam has no skeletons in his closet.

When the two meet, their sizzling chemistry makes it tough to keep things strictly professional. But when Alison discovers Adam’s secret, she knows she should bring it right to her father, who’ll leverage it for his own gain and use it to ruin Adam. The only problem: she’s falling for Adam—hard.

Will earning her father’s approval come at the price of losing her first real love? Or can Adam and Alison leave behind past mistakes and conquer the world—together?

Release date: February 10th 2015
Publisher: William Morrow

About the author:

Question: What do you get when friends pen a story with heart, plenty of laughs, and toe-curling kissing scenes? Answer: Noelle August, the pseudonym for renowned editor and award-winning writer Lorin Oberweger and New York Times bestselling YA author Veronica Rossi, the masterminds behind Boomerang. You can visit them at, @Noelle_Augustand

Monday, 17 November 2014

A Darker Past Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Today is my stop on the blog tour for A Darker Past by Jus Accardo! This is the second book in The Darker Agency series. Thank you to YA Bound Book Tours for letting me take part! You can see the full tour schedule here. Check out my review below and don't forget to enter the giveaway :)

Title: A Darker Past (The Darker Agency #2)
Author: Jus Accardo

Release date: November 11th 2014
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Format: eARC
Pages: 302

Source: YA Bound Book Tours
Purchase links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo Books | iTunes

The past is Darker than they thought...

Between helping her mother with the Darker Agency and laying the smack down on monster baddies, Jessie Darker puts the “normal” in paranormal. But lately, things have gotten a little crazy...even for a smart-assed half-demon teenage girl.

For starters, Jessie’s been contracted into fifty-five years of annoying servitude. To a demon. Then there’s Lukas Scott, her sexy new boyfriend. Once the former incarnation of Wrath, he’s been going through some...uh, changes. Like residual anger. And trading chaste hangouts for lusty make-out sessions.

But it’s when Lukas and Jessie accidentally release a Very Nasty Demon that things get really bad, setting into motion a chain of death and mayhem that threatens both Earth and the Shadow Realm. Jessie has exactly four days to fix it...before all of Hell breaks loose.

It had been ages since I read Darker Days, the first book in this series. So of course I needed a re-read, and while doing that I remembered just how much I loved that book! A Darker Past is a great follow-up, and it was awesome to see all the characters again, especially Jessie and Lukas.

Jessie has begun her fifty-five years of service to Valefar, and though she finds it annoying that he can summon her whenever he wants, it's overall not too bad. She's also having a great time with Lukas, her new boyfriend. He's still confused by twenty-first century slang, and I still find it hilarious! But when the two of them accidentally drop a mirror holding an evil and powerful demon trapped inside, it cracks and lets the demon free. And of course it starts wreaking havoc, targeting the Belfair witch coven. Jessie and Lukas have to find the demon and trap it before it wipes out the entire coven, including Jessie's best friend Kendra.

This book got me out of the giant reading slump I've been in for the past couple of months, and I'm so grateful for that! It reminded me of how much I love reading and escaping into a different world. Jessie's kickassness is exactly the same as it's always been, which was great. Lukas though has started changing quite a bit, becoming more demon-like. His emotions are all over the place, and while that means we get more swoony scenes, we also get some more intense stuff.

Like the previous book, there is a time constraint in this one. In Darker Days, it was five days to find seven Sins. In this one, it's four days to find one demon that's going around killing witches. I love the concept, it makes everything so much more exciting!

We get to dig a lot deeper into the background of the Darkers and the Belfairs, and what happened with their ancestors. I found all of that super interesting. There are clearly well-constructed family trees surrounding them, and that makes for a good story. There are also quite a few surprises in this, more than in the previous one.

Some ends tied up a little too well for me, but on the whole I really liked this one. And I'm definitely looking forward to the next book. At one point I thought I was done with YA paranomal surrounding witches and demons, but Jus Accardo changed my mind in an instant!

*Thank you to YA Bound Book Tours for providing me with an eARC for review*

Rating: 3.5/5

About the author:

JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. But at the last minute, she realized her true path lay with fiction, not food.

Jus is the bestselling author of the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing, as well as the Darker Agency series, and the New Adult series, The Eternal Balance. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.

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