All posts for the month February, 2012

Review Beyond twilight by Gena Showalter, Charlaine Harris and Maggie Shayne

Published 28/02/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:              Beyond twilight ( I’ve read this book in dutch )
Author:          Charlaine Harris, Maggie Shayne and Gena Showalter
Pages:            382
Catagory:      Paranormal Romance

The story:

No summary for this book

The view of a book addict:

I wanted to read this book really bad! Three great authors in one book, and I wasn’t dissapointed. I loved all three of the stories, I haven’t read the lord of the underworld series and my friend told me that the story in this book was actually the beginning of the series so I wanted to read this book before I started that series.
I already love the Sookie stackhouse series so reading a story set in the same world was really cool! I loved the story and the characters.
I haven’t read a book by maggy shayne yet but after reading this story I really want to read more from her.

The verdict of a book addict:

A great book, I loved every story and I can’t wait to read more from all the authors!

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Review: Tempest Legacy by Nicole Peeler

Published 25/02/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:             Tempest Legacy
Author:          Nicole Peeler
Pages:           341
Catagory:      Urban Fantasy

The story:

After a peaceful hiatus at home in Rockabill, Jane True thinks that her worst problem is that she still throws like a girl – at least while throwing fireballs. Her peace of mind ends, however, when Anyan arrives one night with terrible news . . . news that will rock Jane’s world to its very core. 

After demanding to help investigate a series of gruesome attacks on females — supernatural, halfling, and human — Jane quickly finds herself forced to confront her darkest nightmares as well as her deepest desires. 

And she’s not sure which she finds more frightening (taken from goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

At first I had a little trouble getting into this book, because it was such a long time ago I read the second book. So at first I was afraid that I wouldn’t like this book. But I’m happy to tell you that this wasn’t the case. Because after I got into the story I loved every word and every chapter.
I love all the creatures in this series, although you know some of them, others are new. That makes this series interesting and althoug you know some of the creatures they still surprise you. The story was great from the moment I got the hang of the storyline again I just couldn’t put this book away.

The verdict of a book addict:

Although I had a little trouble getting into this story I loved it! And I can’t wait to read what’s going to happen next.

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Follow Friday #2

Published 17/02/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

It’s been a long time since I participated in this feature but I just thought it was time I started again. The feature and follow are hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read

Q:BeefcakeandBabes asks: I like unique names for characters and am looking forward to comming up with some when I start wrting. What’s the most unique character name you’ve come across?

Because I just finished reading The hunger games again, I have to say Katniss I never heard the name before and I really loved it.

Review: Fallen in love by Lauren Kate

Published 17/02/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               Fallen in love
Author:           Lauren Kate
Pages:             201
Catagory:        Angels

The story:

What makes your heart race a little faster? Just in time for Valentine’s Day, it’s FALLEN IN LOVE, four wholly original new stories collected in a new novel set in the Middle Ages by Lauren Kate. FALLEN IN LOVE gives fans the much-talked about but never-revealed stories of FALLEN characters as they intertwine with the epic love story of Luce and Daniel. The stories include: Love Where You Least Expect It: The Valentine of Shelby and Miles , Love Lessons: The Valentine of Roland; Burning Love: The Valentine of Arriane; and Endless Love: The Valentine of Daniel and Lucinda. (taken from goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

When I read there was going to be a book about the love life of the other angels from the Fallen series I just had to read it. Although I loved the stories I was a little dissapointed that in every story they talked about Daniel and Luce. We already know they had a lot of past lifes, if you ask me we could have done without it in the stories.
The stories were fun to read because you get a glimpse in the life of the others, of course there was a story about Luce and Daniel and I have to admit that I read through that story a lot faster than the other ones.

The verdict of a book addict:

Although I really loved the stories about the other angels they would even be more fun if they didn’t include Daniel and Luce everytime

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Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Published 15/02/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               The Hunger Games
Author:           Suzanne Collins
Pages:             454
Catagory:        Distopian, Young adult

The story:

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. 

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love. (taken from goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

When I read this book for the first time it was in dutch, so a little while ago I decided to get the books in English and start reading them again. And I have to say the second time you read the first book is just as amazing as the first time.
Although you know what’s going to happen you can’t help but feel like it’s the first time you’re reading it. I was still on the edge of my seat, I still hated the Capitol and I still hoped Katniss would win the games. I can only say that Suzanne Collins wrote an amazing book and series and I hope she’s going to write many more books like this.

The verdict of a book addict:

If a book can make you feel like you’re reading it for the first time although you’re reading it for the second time than it’s a really good book!

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Meme: Memorable Monday

Published 13/02/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

So this is my first time participating in this new meme. I saw it last week but just couldn’t find the right quote. But this week I have the perfect one. The Memorable Monday meme is hosted by Escape In A Book . Check out their blog as well!
The book I want to share a quote from is The hunger games by Suzanne Collins. I’m reading this book for the second time, because I bought the whole series in Englis recently. I just love this book, it makes me laugh, cry and keeps me on the edge of my seat. So here is my quote:

“I volunteer!” I gasp. “I volunteer as tribute!” 

It’s a short quote but I just love it, it jus sets the tone for the rest of the book. I remember reading it for the first time and I had shivers down my spine just because she just sacrifices herself for her little sister. I hope you enjoyed my Memorable Monday!

Follow Friday

Published 10/02/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

It’s been a long time since I participated in this feature but I just thought it was time I started again.

Q: What would your prefer: reading your favorite book over and over again until you got sick of it OR reading 100s of mediocre books? And why?

I would prefer to read my favorite book over and over again, because you can’t get sick of your favourite book.
I can’t wait to read all your answers. 

Guest post by Dana Michelle Burnett

Published 06/02/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict
After reading her wonderful book Spiritus I asked author Dana Michelle Burnett if she wanted to do a guest  post on my blog. And I’m Happy to tell you that she said yes!! So here is her post about the normal place she chose for her book Spiritus. Enjoy Reading!!

The Normal in Paranormal
                I get asked all the time about why I chose Corydon as the setting for my novel Spiritus.  It’s like I broke some rule because I didn’t use a fictitious town or some place that wasn’t so ordinary (Forks, WA anyone?).  I think it’s the normal, everyday quality that made Corydon the perfect choice.  It’s so normal, it could be anywhere!
                Part of the lure of paranormal romances in my opinion is that anything is possible.  In paranormal romance, vampires can sparkle (Twilight) or wear pink (My Blood Approves) and a werewolf can imprint on a newborn (Breaking Dawn) or go on blind dates (An Alpha’s Path).  These are amazing novels and the setting is just as much a part of the story as the characters themselves.
I wanted my own novel to have a location that was an intricate part of the story, not just the place where things happen.  To drive that idea home (literary), I wanted to use a town that is like so many other towns across the country.  I felt like it helped the reader believe that the story was possible because although it might be some town she never heard of, Corydon wasn’t so different from any other small town in America.  I wanted to put the paranormal in the readers own backyard.
                My goal was to find the unusual in the normal.  Everyone wants to believe that there is a mystique to their surroundings and the truth is, if you dig deep enough, there usually is.  If you’re a writer, you use this to make your “world” seem as real as possible.  It’s pretty easy since it is actually based in reality.  I love being able to make the ordinary world seem like a mysterious place where ghosts can walk the earth and the paranormal is possible.
I’m definitely not the first writer to use this tactic.  Anne Rice has make vampires and New Orleans synonymous, Stephen King has made Maine the mecca for all things creepy, and then there’s little old me turning Corydon into ghost territory.
So what skeletons are lurking in your hometown?  Are there ghosts there with a story to tell?

Thank you Michelle for your great guest post! If you want to know more about the author or her books you can visit her website

Review: Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James

Published 04/02/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               Beautiful Malice
Author:           Rebecca James
Pages:             285
Catagory:        young adult

The story:

‘Truth or dare?’ She asks. 
I hesitate. ‘Truth,’ I say finally. ‘I can imagine one of your dares, and I don’t fancy running down Oxford Street naked tonight.’ 
‘Truth,’ Alice says slowly, drawing out the vowel sound as if she’s savouring the word. ‘Are you sure? Are you sure you can be completely honest?’ 
‘I think so. Try me.’ 
‘Okay.’ And then she looks at me curiously. ‘So. Were you glad, deep down? Were you glad to be rid of her? Your perfect sister? Were you secretly glad when she was killed?’ 

Katherine has moved away from her shattered family to start afresh in Sydney. There she keeps her head down until she is befriended by the charismatic, party-loving Alice, who brings her out of her shell. But there is a dark side to Alice, something seductive yet threatening. And as Katherine learns the truth about Alice, their tangled destinies spiral to an explosive and devastating finale. 

An intense and addictive psychological thriller
(taken from goodreads )

The view of a book addict:
First I have to admit that I read the book in dutch, so the title for me was  “schitterend kwaad”. As a reader of fantasy in every form I Love to read something completely diffrent from time to time. And this is a book that’s been on my to read list for a very long time. I finally decided to pick it up and I’m not sorry I did.
The story is so gripping from the first line to the last, you get sucked into the story and I just had to keep turning the pages to find out what was going to happen next. I loved the storyline, it was sad but the way it was written was really beautiful.

The verdict of a book addict:

A great book, I think this is a book that really deserves a chance to be read because it’s really beautiful.

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Review: Spiritus by Dana Michelle Burnett

Published 03/02/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:              Spiritus
Author:          Dana Michelle Burnett 
Pages:           194 ( on my e-reader )
Catagory:      young adult, ghosts

The story:

A love that refuses to die… 

“As I watched him vanish into a soft mist that faded away, I knew that he was no ordinary spirit…I knew that he was a dangerous entity that could be in some corner of another realm planning his revenge, but I also knew that I was hopelessly in love with him.” 

When Becca moves into her ancestral home in Corydon, Indiana, her life takes a puzzling and thrilling turn when she meets the ghost haunting the halls. As the seductive spirit lures her closer and closer, she learns about her own past and starts to understand that some mistakes are meant to last. 

Becca McAllister has always been different from other girls her age. Never part of the “in crowd”, Becca never really fit in anywhere. When her mother dies and her father moves them to the small town of Corydon, Indiana, Becca didn’t expect things to change. 

But things do change when Becca accidentally makes contact with a one hundred and sixty year old ghost, Alastor Sinclair, that haunts the halls of her new home. 

To Becca, Alastor is a seductive spirit that seems to see straight into her soul. To Alastor, Becca is what he was waited a century for–A second chance. 

But the closer they get, the more Becca realizes that this isn’t the first time she and Alastor have known each other. Worse still, is she the one responsible for his death so long ago? And if so, did he come back for love or revenge?

The view of a book addict:

When I got the request to read this book, I really wanted to read it but I never imagined that it would be this good! The story just sucked me in and as I read the last line of the book I wanted to cry out that it couldn’t end like this.

I love the writing style and although I sometimes hated the main character because of the way she acted it never made me hate the book. The story is just really amazing and as I said before it just sucks you in.

The verdict of a book addict:

An amazing book and I just can’t wait for the next book to come out!

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