Saturday, April 30, 2011

Spring Blog Carnival!

Hi everyone! 

Lori from Pure Imagination, Candace from Candace's Book Blog, Mary from The Book Swarm, and Angela from Reading Angel have decided to join together and throw a blog party!
The party (Blog Carnival) is May 1 - 8, 2011
There are over 120 blogs participating!
Now for the Carnival Part.  During the giveaway hop different blogs will be hosting booths.  Each booth will have a fun challenge for you to do to enter their giveaway!  

I have the Haunted House and will be giving away Paranormal books.
Lori has the Kissing Booth and will be giving away Romance books.
Mary has Rollercoasters and will be giving away a contemporary book.
Candace has the Food Court and will be giving away Giftcards (or books of winners choice).
Reading Teen has the Fortune Tellers Booth and will be giving away Witch Books.
Mod Podge Bookshelf is hosting the House of Mirrors and will be giving away Book Prints.
Actin’ Up With Books with the Karaoke Booth
Lovely Lit with Once Upon a Time Booth
Awesomesauce Books with the Gaming Booth
Books R Us Medieval Booth
Extreme Reader Book Reviews with the Guessing Booth (or Riddle Booth?)
Colloquium with the Cotton Candy Booth
The Minding Spot with the Teacups Booth
Miss Remmers Review with It’s a Bad World Booth
For my giveaway: You must be a follower, you must be at least 13 years old, you must fill out the form.  Winner chosen by on May 9, 2011.  Winner will be emailed and the book will be sent directly from the author Sherry D. Ficklin!

Check out my reviews:
Foresight - - HERE
Second Sight - - HERE

Review: Second Sight by Sherry D. Ficklin

Second Sight: The Gods of Fate Book 2 by Sherry D. Ficklin

*** I was fortunate and received a digital ARC from Sherry in return for an honest review.  (She is also offering free e-books for my giveaway in May! Stop back for the giveaway - May 1-8, 2011 - it will be international!!!)

186 pages - available at both paperback and Kindle formats!
(You can buy autographed copies of Sherry's book on her website!)

Amazon product description:
When the man Grace Archer loves is pulled into the Underworld, she will stop at nothing to get him back. Her quest is complicated by the fallen god Samael, who is on the loose with a dangerous relic that puts all the immortals in jeopardy. With her powers on the fritz, Grace must help track down Samael and retrieve the deadly Eye of Hera before any more gods fall victim to his madness. Daughter of the Greek Goddess Pandora and the Greek God Prometheus, Grace must dig deep to find the power she needs to infiltrate Hades and convince the God of the Dead to release Chris. But when you make a bargain with the devil, you pay with your soul. [Book II of the Gods of Fate Series (Young Adult Fantasy) released 2011 by Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.]

My thoughts:
I have to admit that for this one - I was not hooked from the start!  I thought I was, until Chapter 3!  When I thought, "NOOOOOOOOOOO, not that!" I put the book down for a good hour before I HAD to go pick it back up and finish it!  Of course, then I had to read through to the end! Great story - can't wait for the next one!!!!

Sherry Ficklin creates wonderful characters.  They are realistic enough to relate to and imaginative enough to inspire you.  She puts her fantastic characters into situations and settings that keep you turning the pages.

It was great to see all the characters I loved from the first book again.  It was interesting to see the relationships involved in this story - - - Hades...a loving husband!  

This installment of the Gods of Fate series is filled with questionable behavior, wonder, deceit, sacrifice, love, trials, sorrow, and mystery.  I can't wait for the next book - Hind Sight!

*****my favorite quote from Second Sight******
"It's like she's a part of me.  Like we're connected.  She breathes in, and I breathe out."

End of April - - - Wrap up!

April flew by!!! Of course it is amazing how fast time goes when you are drowning in books!
This is what I got read and reviewed:
1- Hunting Human by Amanda Alvarez
2 - Rage by Jackie Morse Kessler
3 - Sleeping Beauty Vampire Slayer by Maureen McGowan
4 - Bound by Blood by Cynthia Eden
5 - Vampire Relationship Guide: Volume One by Evelyn LaFont
6 - To Kill a Warlock by H.P. Mallory
7 - Guardians of the Hidden Scepter by Frank L. Cole
8 - A Tale of Two Goblins by H.P. Mallory
9 - In the Arms of Stone Angels by Jordan Dane
10 - Forever Vampire by Michele Hauf
11 - Invisible Inkling by Emily Jenkins
12 - Second Sight by Sherry D. Ficklin
13 - Vampire Dimitri by Colleen Gleason
14 - The Vampire's Warden by S.J. Wright
15 - Dead is Not an Option by Marlene Perez
16 - Diva Doctrine by Patricia V. Davis

This was I believe my biggest reading month so far this year!  I am so excited that I was able to actually review every book I read!!!