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Excerpt Part 4 of the Libera Me by Christine Fonseca!!!!!!

Published November 1, 2012 by crysbookreviews

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Welcome to the Virtual Blog Tour for LIBERA ME, Book #2 in the Requiem Series by Christine Fonseca.
Beginning after Lacrimosa and the short story Mea Culpa, Libera Me follows Zane and Aydan as they try to figure out who Nessa really is. Here’s the blurb:

What happens when everything you’ve sacrificed for is lost? 
Aydan thought Nesy’s death would be the end of him, until he meets Nessa and his hope is restored. Could she be Nesy reborn? He is certain she must be. That is, until her lack of memories and incessant nightmares begin to erode his faith.

Zane is used to trusting his mind, his wisdom and his angelic senses. But these attributes are no help with Nessa. He has no way to be certain of her identity, no way to know the truth. That is, unless he listens to the one thing he has refused to acknowledge throughout his existence – he feelings for Nesy. 

Blind to both angel and demon, Aydan and Zane must figure out the truth behind Nesy’s identity before all is lost, Azza discovers the truth and the Beast is again unleashed. 

The lines between good and evil have never been so blurred.

Libera Me officially releases October 30. And be sure to check out the other books in the series:

LACRIMOSA

DIES IRAE (Free from Amazon and Smashwords)
MEA CULPA (Free from Amazon and Smashwords)

About Christine:

School psychologist by day, critically acclaimed YA and nonfiction
author by night, Christine Fonseca believes that writing is a great way to
explore humanity. Her many titles include TRANSCEND, DIES IRAE, LACRIMOSA, MEA
CULPA, and in nonfiction: 101 SUCCESS SECRETS FOR GIFTED KIDS and EMOTIONAL
INTENSITY IN GIFTED STUDENTS.
When she’s not writing or spending time with her family, she can
be sipping too many skinny vanilla lattes at her favorite coffee house or
playing around on Facebook and Twitter. Catch her daily thoughts about writing
and life on her blog.
For more information about Christine Fonseca or the
series, visit her website –
http://christinefonseca.com
or her blog
http://christinefonseca.blogspot.com

To celebrate to release and thank her readers, Christine is hosting a little contest honoring each of the main characters. Prizes include a new release YA book, Book swag, and even some of her own titles. She is also giving a Kindle as part of her Fall Release Party. Check out both giveaways below.

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Thank you for hosting a leg of the tour. Today I want release the first of five parts that make up the opening two chapters for Libera Me. These have never been released to date, and will give you a chance to see the opening of the book.

Part One – The Cover and Everything In Between
Part Two: Jenn Renee Reads
Part Three – The Cover and Everything In Between

And here is part four:

LIBERA ME
by
Christine Fonseca
Delivery me, O Lord, from death eternal on that fearful day,when the heaven and the earth shall be moved,when thou shalt come to judge the world by fire. ~LIBERA ME, Requiem Mass, English Translation
My knees buckle under the weight of my secrets as I cross the courtyard. I stop, drawing a sharp breath. I can’t give in to these feelings. I won’t. No good can come of it. I swallow them down, and walk into Sariel’s tower.
The Guardians’ chambers are unique among the orders of Celestium. Not as soft or fluid as the Mediators and Anointed, but more ornate than the Sentinals. Sariel prides himself on his understanding of humanity. The tower reflects that understanding, that admiration. The walls are covered in intricately woven tapestries depicting humanity with all of its emotions. Thin folds of crimson and gold fabric cover the tall arched windows. The air is filled with the heady scent of orange blossoms and almond. My wings flit behind me as I make my way to the small antechambers, looking for Caim.
The first two rooms are empty, filled only with a simple desks and chairs. I was expecting something more indulgent. More…human. Two Guardians are in the next room, seated in the simple wooden
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chairs, sharpening swords. They rise when I enter, nodding slightly.
“I wondered when you might come for me.” Caim straightens to his full height, allowing his crimson-tinged wings to extend behind him. His hair falls in black curls framing his face. Between the color of his hair, and the green of his eyes, he reminds me of Lorelei.
Almost.
“I thought we could talk.” Each word is deliberate as it leaves my mouth. I don’t want him to hear the worry, the pain. I can’t let him see my secrets.
The second Guardian meets my gaze as he leaves the room and Caim again sits, sharpening his blade.
“I’d hate to be the one you’re thinking of right now.” I say, straddling the empty chair.
Caim’s eyes meet mine for a brief moment. “Oh, you have nothing to worry about with me. I’m just a Guardian, remember. What harm would I do?”
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A slight chill crawls down my spine. “I don’t know,” I say. “Your expression reminds me more of the Sentinals. Of—”
“Nesayiel.”
Her name sounds wrong on his lips. I don’t know how to respond, what he thinks he knows. What Mikayel or the others may have told him.
“Still,” I say when the words finally form. “You Guardians have been known to hold your own in a fight.”
“That we have,” Caim smirks. “That we have.” He lays the sword on the table and faces me, his expression stoic. “Now, why are you here? I doubt it’s to make small talk. That doesn’t seem your style.”
It isn’t. I hate mindless chatter. I clench my jaw, forcing the next words. “I need your help.”
“So you’ve found her then?” Caim’s voice is steady.
“I’m not sure. But I have found him.”
“Aydan?”
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“Yes. Aydan.” I swallow back my apprehension. “Nesy can’t be far behind.”
“Perhaps.” Caim extends his wings behind him and stretches his neck. “Perhaps not.”
I don’t like Caim’s innuendos. Nesy will always find Aydan. As much as I wish it wasn’t true, their love always finds a way. Sooner or later. “Oh, I’m certain she’s with him. Somewhere. I just can’t sense her. Not now.”
“Which is why you’ve come.” Caim’s flippant tone grates on my nerves, causing a flood of frustration.
Cass warned me about accepting his offer of help. But the Council thought differently and assigned him to us.
“Yes. I need to make sure it’s her.”
Caim stands, signaling an end to our conversation. I follow suit, refusing to leave without an answer. “So? Will you go?”
Caim tilts his head, a wry smile covering his expression. “I can’t, I’m afraid. Not yet.”
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I furrow my brow, scrambling to hide my disappointment.
“Sariel has us working day and night. Apparently the Council has commanded that every order train harder. Longer.”
“Gabriel hasn’t mentioned anything.”
“Or maybe you’ve been too distracted to notice.”
My jaw clenches and I grit my teeth. I’m tired of his games, no matter how true his words.
I have been distracted, consumed with my need to find Nesy. Gabriel says the feelings will pass, that they’re natural given the scope of my sacrifice. Mikayel says its guilt, that I blame myself for her disappearance. And Cass, she accuses me of holding on to a dream that can never be. She wants me to let go of Nesy, let go of everything. While I still can.
I think they’re all wrong.
Maybe.
“Look, I need to find Nesy. Those are my orders. Are you going to help or not?”
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“Sorry brother. Not this time.”
“Fine,” I hiss.
Anxiety ripples through me, tightening the muscles in my shoulders, my back, my wings. Caim was supposed to say yes. Only yes.

Be sure to visit Books for YA for the final part of the Excerpt – Part 5 of this exclusive reveal on 11/3! I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Immortal Beloved by Katie M. John (Knight Trilogy #2)

Published August 16, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Immortal Beloved by Katie M. John (Knight Trilogy #2)

THIS TIME, THE DAMSEL MUST RESCUE HER KNIGHT IN DISTRESS.

As Mina Singer tries to piece together her broken heart, Blake’s adventure in Egypt places his in serious peril.

As ancient and terrifying Egyptian rituals are ressurected by the sorceress Morgan Le Fay, Blake embarks on the most horrifying quest yet – one which no other mortal has ever survived.

This time, the damsel must rescue her knight in a terrifying race against death. From Goodreads.

I loved how Mina was no longer the girl that sat around and moped about losing Blake for an unknown amount of time. Of course she did do that at first but what normal girl wouldn’t do that? I loved how her uncle and her friend Delta helped make sure that she did the littlest things, like go to school and eat.

After Mina gets sent to Egypt to get her Blake back, she brings Sam and Delta with her because she needs the help. She realizes how much stronger she is as a person. I get that she loves Blake, I mean he is a knight who wouldn’t love that? But I just wanted her to at least pretend to the world that she could survive what was sent her way.

She eventually finds out where Blake was hidden by Morgan and goes to rescue him. She ends up having to do it herself and while in there, she encounters a demon. Of course that demon changes her into something different. Which ends up being good since Blake was changed as well by Morgan. Of course I bet you already know how he was changed? Yea he became immortal, scary I know. Morgan did it because she is selfish but what do you expect from the bad guy?

I honestly thought that this book was much better than the first and I loved the ending, of course it wasn’t exactly happy but it was so close you could see it.

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.

 

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments #5)

Published August 4, 2012 by crysbookreviews

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments #5)

The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace freed from captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing, so is the boy she hates: her brother Sebastian, who is determined to bring the Shadowhunters to their knees.

The Clave’s magic cannot locate either boy, but Jace can’t stay away from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith’s magic has wrought – Jace and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other.

Only a few people believe that Jace can still be saved. Together, Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle bargain with the sinister Seelie Queen, contemplate deals with demons, and turn at last to the merciless, weapon-making Iron Sisters, who might be able to forge a weapon that can sever the bond between Sebastian and Jace. If the Iron Sisters can’t help, their only hope is to challenge Heaven and Hell – a risk that could claim their lives.

And they must do it without Clary. For Clary is playing a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost? What price is too high to pay, even for love?

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series. From Goodreads.

I do have to say Mrs. Clare sure can write amazing books. I haven’t read a single book that I haven’t fallen in love with by her. I hope I always love her books as much as I love this series and her Infernal Device series.

I loved how this book began right where City of Fallen Angels left off. Poor Clary, not knowing what was happening to Jace who she obviously loved more than her own safety. And Alec and Izzy are willing to do anything to help her get him back. Of course what brother and sister wouldn’t do that after losing their youngest brother? Of course that statement doesn’t work with Clary and Jonathan/Sebastian.

I thought the book was so heartfelt. I wanted Jace back, I wanted Alec to get over his insecurities with Magnus, and I wanted Izzy to realize that loving someone wouldn’t break you. There were so many moments that I wanted to scream at the book but there were other moments that I just couldn’t believe were happening.

I totally think I know who Brother Zachariah is but I hope I am wrong. Of course I could totally be wrong and then it wouldn’t matter what I thought to begin with. When you read this book, I am sure you will think the same thing that I did.

I don’t want to give too away because all of Cassandra Clare’s books are worth reading. A lot.

I gave this book 6 out of 5 stars.

Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen (Nightwatchers #1)

Published July 23, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen (Nightwatchers #1)

I don’t do dangerous.  Smart, über-careful, ordinary Samantha-that’s me. But I just couldn’t pass up a surprise kiss from my number-one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me…something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It’s like part of me is missing-and I don’t know if I can get it back.

Then there’s Bishop. At first I thought he was just a street kid, but the secrets he’s keeping are as intense as his unearthly blue eyes. If he’s what I think he is, he may be the only one who can help me. But something terrifying is closing in, and the one chance Bishop and I have to stop it means losing everything I ever wanted and embracing the darkness inside me…. From Goodreads.

Honestly the only reason I read this book was 2 reasons at first, one was the hot guy with wings on the cover and the other was because of the steamy name of the book. Boy was I happy that I read this book too.

There were so many parts of this book that I felt bad for Samantha, it was like being stabbed multiple times but so many people because she was continually lied to, especially after she has been lusting after a certain neighbor that tells her nothing and kisses her only to change her into something that she doesn’t want to be. All I can say is boys; you never know what they are going to do. Honestly if it had been me, I don’t think I would have been able to trust anyone but she does.

Bishop is an angel, which of course is super hot and that means that he is super hot in that supernatural way that all girls love. Okay and women, we all love it. I thought that he was a nice guy but I didn’t like that he was hiding things from Samantha when he obviously needed her help when things started to go haywire.

I loved how in this book, the angels and demons worked together because they needed to take down another type of bad guy. Which happens to be what Samantha was changed into, hopefully she will get that free pass as long as she holds back from I guess it would be intimacy in anyway. Which kind of blows for her, I really want her to get her soul back because she deserves it.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Teaser Tuesday!!!!!

Published July 10, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Teaser Tuesday!

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading!

To participate all you have to do is:

•Grab your current read

•Open to a random page

•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

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“Clary said nothing to this, because she had nothing to say. Beautiful. He’d called her beautiful. Nobody had ever called her that before, except her mother, which didn’t count. Mothers were required to think you were beautiful. She stared at him.” page 315

“He could think of only one reason for her to be there, though it made no sense after what he’d said to her. Words were weapons, his father had taught him that, and he’d wanted to hurt Clary more than he’d ever wanted to hurt any girl. In fact, he wasn’t sure he had ever wanted to hurt a girl before. Usually he just wanted them, and then wanted them to leave him alone.” page 324

Passion by Lauren Kate (Fallen #3)

Published July 6, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Passion by Lauren Kate (Fallen #3)

Luce would die for Daniel.

And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way. . .

Luce is certain that something—or someone—in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last.

Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history.

Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever.

Sweeping across centuries, PASSION is the third novel in the unforgettably epic FALLEN series. From Goodreads.

This is the third in the series, and I loved this one. I loved that Luce went back in time to find out why she loves Daniel. I loved each and every past life that she went through. Meanwhile she was looking for reasoning in her past life, Daniel and everyone else went in search of her.

Daniel just barely misses her in each past life until the very first life that she had. That is where he catches her and everything is okay. Well as okay as it can be, seeing as Luce finds out that her travel partner has been lying to her the whole time and plans on getting revenge for something that she still at that time doesn’t understand.

I don’t want to give too much away about the books because they were really good and definitely worth reading. I loved the angel and demon relationships, even the instant love were better than most other author’s. With each past life Luce learned more about herself and more about what she can do possibly in the future. I liked watching her grow as a character in the book.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Torment by Lauren Kate (Fallen #2)

Published July 5, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Torment by Lauren Kate (Fallen #2)

Hell on earth.

That’s what it’s like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel.
It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcasts—immortals who want to kill Luce. Daniel hides Luce at Shoreline, a school on the rocky California coast with unusually gifted students: Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans.

At Shoreline, Luce learns what the Shadows are, and how she can use them as windows to her previous lives. Yet the more Luce learns, the more she suspects that Daniel hasn’t told her everything. He’s hiding something—something dangerous.
What if Daniel’s version of the past isn’t actually true? What if Luce is really meant to be with someone else?

The second novel in the addictive FALLEN series . . . where love never dies.  From Goodreads.

This was the second book in the series and it was really good. This time it introduced 2 more angels, one bad and one good also some Nephilim, Miles and Shelby. Throughout the story Daniel and Luce would get together even though they aren’t supposed to. But when they do they fight, a lot.

Their fights all differ but the main issue at hand is Luce isn’t sure she loves Daniel or that their love is true. She can’t understand why he would stay around after all the time and losing her each time. I can see where she would worry and wonder about their love. I mean it was instant and all but it grew even more.

This story is about friendship, love and getting to know yourself as a person. When Luce gets to Shoreline she has to deal with Shelby’s attitude towards her. She also has to deal with the death of Penny and learning who she really is. When Thanksgiving rolls around, everyone ends up at Luce’s parent’s house.

While there everything ends up going well, once her parents leave to walk the dog as the Luce and everyone clean up. While doing that, they are attacked and Luce just couldn’t get over the fact that Miles cared a little too much for her and Cam was willing to lose her completely just so no one else could get her. In doing that she decided that she was going to find out everything that she could about her past and why she loves Daniel and how he could survive losing her over and over again.

I really liked this book but I wanted Daniel and Luce to be together and she knows that they should be together and not always question everything. I get that when he told her to do some things she didn’t want too because of the way he told her. I mean I wouldn’t want someone ordering me around like that.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Waiting on Wednesday!!!!

Published June 27, 2012 by crysbookreviews

When she wakes up in unfamiliar surroundings, Skye knows something terrible has happened to her. But it’s not until she hears Asher, the dark, rebellious angel she fell in love with, that the memories come flooding back. She tries to put the past behind her, but she knows she’ll be forever haunted by the ruthless betrayal that almost took her life.

Skye returns home, but with the knowledge of who she really is, nothing can ever be the same. As she tests the limits of her newfound powers, Skye discovers that she’s capable of far more than anyone could have imagined. Both the Order and the Rebellion want her for their side as war between the factions looms. She can’t forget the terrifying truth she now knows about the Order, but something holds her back from embracing the Rebellion.

A Fractured Light picks up right after A Beautiful Dark’s shocking cliffhanger ending and is perfect for fans of Lauren Kate’s Fallen and Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush saga. From Goodreads.

Why I am waiting for it?

I love the Fallen Angel concepts in books. But this one is really good Jocelyn Davies not only has beautiful covers but she has a great story. The first book was amazing, I couldn’t put it down so I am sure that I won’t be able to put down this book either. I can’t wait to find out what happens with Skye and Asher and everyone else in the book.

A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink

Published May 15, 2012 by crysbookreviews

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A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink

Even angels make mistakes in this page-turning epic romance

When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world’s past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong, because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.

Michelle Zink masterfully weaves historical fantasy with paranormal romance to create a gripping tale of love and betrayal. From Goodreads.

This book took a whole other direction for angels and I loved that. It had its moments that were slow but most of it was really great. I loved Helen’s attitude, she had spunk about her even in a time that women weren’t supposed to. Even down to when she gets new clothes and changes the way they are supposed to look so she can fight in them.

When she meets Griffin and Darius, she automatically gets close to Griffin because he just seems that great. He is nice to her, listens to her, and eventually he cares about her. Darius is a little harder at first, he is more sarcastic but he cares deep down too. Anna is just a nice girl that ends up being Helen’s first friend that is a girl. I like Anna’s attitude too, just because she was born with something that causes her discomfort doesn’t mean she is weak. Now her dad, he seemed like a great guy, I wish there would have been more of his crazy invention scenes.

Now onto the bad guy, Raum, he is killing everyone that is a Keeper to find the one Keeper of the Key. His last family that he kills happens to be Helen’s. He doesn’t remember her until he sees her in his warehouse. It’s her eyes that give her away; he remembers the tea parties that they had at her garden. He remembers caring a lot about her as a kid before the tragedy that befell his family.

Of course, Helen falls for both Raum and Griffin but ends up choosing the one that she should be with because he is her best friend. I won’t say who between the two of them because you should read the book to find out. But they are both worth her in the end, Griffin accepts that she is a force to be reckoned with and Raum accepts the consequences of his decisions.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. I almost wish there was a second book because I would like to see what happened to everyone afterwards.

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Published May 12, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

What if there were teens whose lives depended on being bad influences?
This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels in Sweet Evil.

Tenderhearted Southern girl, Anna Whitt, was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage, and her will-power is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns? From Goodreads.

The title of this book is perfect for the whole thing. I love how Anna doesn’t give into the pressure around and how good she actually is. Even better is that she isn’t the pushy kinda good too. She cares about her best friend Jay so much that she doesn’t let him give in to his possible addictive nature and she loves her adopted mom Patti just as much.

Anna finds out she is Nephilim but not really. Yea it’s one of those kind of things but it’s pretty awesome when she meets her dad and he tells her his story. She is his only kid ever. This means she is special but of course everyone who ever meets her knows she is.

She meets Kaidan at one of his shows Jay takes her too. And she instantly lusts after him which says how hot he is. Every girl wants him and he doesn’t discriminate. When he meets Anna though there is something about her that makes him want her and not want her at the same time. Throughout the whole book he pulls her closer to him but at the same time he pushes her as far from him as possible. Her heart gets broken more than once by him and it almost seems like he doesn’t care but he does a few things for her that shows he really does care.

I like the twins, Blake and Kobe. They are friends of Kaidan’s that also befriend Anna. But it looks like some of them want Anna for more than a friend. Kaidan is not happy about that at all. Yet he doesn’t want to be with her. So it is just confusing for poor Anna.

I can’t wait for the second book to see where it takes everyone. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.