Friday, December 30, 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Review: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Book: Lady Midnight
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Dark Artifices #1
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderly Books
Pages: 698
Release: March 8th 2016



In a kingdom by the sea…

In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word.

parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love.

Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries—the most powerful of supernatural creatures—teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries turn up murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were when she was a child, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge—and Julian’s chance to get back his brother Mark, who is being held prisoner by the faerie Courts. All Emma, Mark, and Julian have to do is solve the murders within two weeks…and before the murderer targets them.

Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. And each clue she unravels uncovers more secrets. What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Why does Shadowhunter Law forbid parabatai to fall in love? Who really killed her parents—and can she bear to know the truth?

The darkly magical world of Shadowhunters has captured the imaginations of millions of readers across the globe. Join the adventure in Lady Midnight, the long-awaited first volume of a new trilogy from Cassandra Clare.





Sunday, December 25, 2016

Happy Holidays!


Just a super quick post here, but I want to wish each and every one of you a wonderful holiday! I know I haven't really been active too much, but that will change in the New Year, I swear. 

May you spend this holiday season with family and friends, indoors or outdoors, with a book or without a book. Whether you're celebrating Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, or anything else I'm missing, may you have a very joyful day!

~Happy holidays, everyone!~

Erika



Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Blog Tour & Author Q&A: TOUCHED: A Caress of Fate by Elisa S. Amore

Hi guys! Welcome to my stop of the blog tour for Elisa S. Amore's book Touched: A Caress of Fate!







Based on a Norwegian legend
A Sealed Fate
An Angel of Death 
A Forbidden Love 

What are you willing to sacrifice when the only person who#fff8c6can save you is the same one who has to kill you?

After vampires and werewolves, after wizards and fallen angels, a new breed of Angels is here to usher you into their dark world. An ancient, deadly, inescapable race. 
No one can see them. They’re shadows of destiny. They’re knights of death. They’re the Subterraneans and they’re here to claim our lives. 
Commanded by a mysterious congregation called the M├ásala, the Angels of Death ensure that each man’s destiny takes its due course on Earth.
But what happens when love intervenes?
Can an Angel of Death deny his own nature and challenge destiny?
Can love rebel against fate?

When Gemma’s eyes first meet the dark, piercing gaze of Evan James, an ominous shadow creeps into her life, ultimately leading her to face her destiny. She doesn't realize Evan is one of Death's soldiers and that Death is summoning her. 
Her time is up: Gemma must die . . . and Evan has been sent to kill her.
But what if she’s the only one who can truly see him? 

Against every rule. Against fate itself. Against everything and everyone. A story of forbidden love and star-crossed destinies.

Dark. Romantic. Dangerous.

Touched combines devastating passion and unconfessable secrets, heartrending decisions and deep emotions, giving life to a love story as intense as the feelings that unite Evan and Gemma, as inescapable as the destiny that looms over them...




For my stop, I have a Q&A for you all with the author. Enjoy!



Saturday, December 10, 2016

(Super Late) December TBR!

Did Erika mysteriously vanish for the past month or so, you ask? Why yes, she did. Was she kidnapped? No. Was she recruited to be a super spy agent? Also no. Was she dragged into the depths of the Underworld, where she infiltrated a treasury, obtained a sword of light, and fought her way back into the realm of the living? Very close, but no.

So what happened?

One word: ACADEMICS.

Elaboration: November is pure chaos for me. Too many final papers.

Long story short: I'm back!

Which also means I FINALLY had time to sit down and write down my (super late) December TBR post. Did I meet my November TBR? No. Am I going to meet my December TBR? Heck yes, and more. Get ready for an onslaught of book reviews coming your way, courtesy of yours truly!