Wednesday, 31 October 2012

October Wrap Up Post!

My Reviews:

Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick
Pure (Covenant #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4) by Rick Riordan
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5) by Rick Riordan
Tempting the Player (Gamble Brothers #2) by J. Lynn
Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry #3) by Simone Elkeles

Waiting on Wednesday! (#10)

This is a weekly meme 'Waiting on Wednesday' that I take part in, it is hosted by Breaking the Spine

It is a meme where you post about a yet-to-be-released book that you are looking forward to reading. Here is a book I have been highly anticipating:
Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare
Expected Publication Date: March 19th, 2013
Number of Pages:
(Description from Goodreads)
 Danger intensifies for the Shadowhunters as the New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy comes to a close.
If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it?

The clock is ticking. Everyone must choose.

Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment.

Danger closes in around the Shadowhunters in the final installment of the bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy.
This cover is so gorgeous, and the description is so mysterious.I am excited to see how this trilogy will end and I can't get enough of Cassandra Clare's writing style!
What do you think of the Infernal Devices trilogy?
How about Clockwork Princess's cover?

Better Blog Checklist!

 Book Savvy now has a few new features, so hopefully this blog now looks better and I am up to date with everything :)
1. There will be a giveaway (the first for this Book Savvy) and it will be starting on the 19th of this month, so be sure to check it out! This giveaway is still running and does not end until the 1st of December, so be sure to enter!

2. I will add links to my Book Savvy facebook page and my twitter account, possibly even my Goodreads as well (if I can figure out how). I have been successful, help me celebrate my success with this task by liking my Facebook, friending me on Goodreads or following me on Twitter (just a suggestion)   ;)

3. Get myself up to date with posts and draft plenty of new ones (at least a weeks' worth)!

4. Create a working button for this blog. The button is located on the right side of this blog, feel free to grab it!

5. Clean up the pages and add links where necessary.

6. Work up some interesting new challenges for Book Savvy. Dusty Bookshelf Challenge starts tomorrow.

7. Start planning for 2013 (it's not too far away now and I want next year to be an awesome year of blogging on Book Savvy). I've got some awesome things in store for next year ;)

Friday, 26 October 2012

Cover Reveal: BLOOD BOUND

Blood Bound by Keshia Swaim

Starting college a year early is hard. Starting fae college and learning to protect the world from the Unseelie is harder.
   Brielle Reed has always been an over-achiever, but this time she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Between her crash course in fae politics, struggles to control her new mind-reading ability, training sessions with the demanding Dr. Schwartz, and discoveries about the father who is still a mystery to her, Brielle finds herself longing for a chance at a normal life.
   But she may not get that chance. Or chance at a life at all, for that matter.


Blood Bound will be released on the 10th of September 2013, in both paperback and ebook formats. I really like the description for this book, I haven't really read many fae books so this really intrigues me. I will definitely be checking Blood Bound out!

Yes, there are two covers for Blood Bound. And it's up to you to vote for which one you like best!

You can vote here:

Personally, I like the cover on the right best, there's just more to it, but both are great :)
Though I think it would be cool if the covers were combined, with the girl on the front and the hand on the back of the cover, though that is just my personal opinion.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

New Arrivals! (#22)

Check out this week's new arrivals:
Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1) by Gena Showalter
Ingo (Ingo Chronicles #1) by Helen Dunmore
I'm really excited to read Alice in Zombieland and it's been so long since I last read Ingo, I can't wait to reread it!


Book Two in the Gamble series
Publication date: October 24th, 2012
Date read: October 25th, 2012

(Description source: Goodreads)

Chad Gamble, all-star pitcher for the Nationals, is one of the best players on—and off—the field. And right now, the notorious bad boy wants Bridget Rodgers. But with her lush curves and snappy comebacks, the feisty redhead is the kind of woman a man wants to settle down with…and that’s the last thing Chad needs.

When the paparazzi catch them in a compromising position, Chad’s manager issues an ultimatum: clean up his act or kiss his multi-million dollar contract goodbye. To save his career, his meddling publicist says he'll have to convince everyone Bridget isn’t just his flavor of the week, but his girlfriend.

Being blackmailed into a fake relationship with Chad Gamble isn’t easy, especially when the sizzling physical attraction between them is undeniable. With a month to go on their arranged pretense, it's going to take every ounce of willpower they have not to fall into bed together...or in love.


After reading Tempting the Best Man, I honestly didn't think Jen's books could get much sexier, I mean, seriously, sexier than Chase, who'd have thought it possible? Well, mission accomplished J. Lynn (aka Jennnifer L. Armentrout), you gave us Chad!

Chad is an incredibly well-known player, and not only for baseball. There are pictures left, right and centre of Chad with all manners of women, and his management have given him an ultimatum: clean up his act or lose his contract.
Bridget Rogers is best friends with and works for Madison Daniels, she also knows Chase Gamble (Maddie's boyfriend) and by extension, his brother Chad. Bridget runs into Chad at a club and things go well, until Bridget remembers exactly how much of a player he is, but he seems to be inescapable and they are caught in a compromising position.
Chad's new publicist knows she has her work cut out for her when it comes to redeeming Chad's public image, so when the Bridget situation arises, well, it seems like a perfect plan.
Bridget is blackmailed into being Chad's fake girlfriend, the key word being 'fake,' they may think they have to work hard to be convincing, but it's actually keeping their hands off of each other that they'll really have to work at.

The storyline for Tempting the Player is great, it captivates and entices you to read page after page until the entire ebook is finished, you can't simply stop part way through. This novel is definitely steamier and a lot sexier than before, I cannot wait for Tempting the Bodyguard (Gamble Brothers Book Three) to come out, you get an idea of what it will include from what happened in this book, and it sounds simply awesome.

The character dynamics really work well, tying this novel to both book one and book three. Bridget is strong, confident in her way and definitely not a stereotype. Chad is sexy and demanding, he loves to get what he wants and is slightly misunderstood by those who know of his public image.

Tempting the Player was the perfect sequel for Tempting the Best Man, taking the trilogy to whole new level, making my expectations for Tempting the Bodyguard very high, though I have no doubt that they will easily be met.

“Bridget did the only thing she could do in this situation that wouldn't end with her doing a life stint in prison. She flipped the woman off.
With both hands.”

I rate Tempting the Player Five of out Five!

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Waiting on Wednesday! (#9)

This is a weekly meme 'Waiting on Wednesday' that I take part in, it is hosted by Breaking the Spine
It is a meme where you post about a yet-to-be-released book that you are looking forward to reading. Here is a book I have been highly anticipating:
Frost Burned (Mercedes Thompson #7) by Patricia Briggs
Expected Publication Date:March 5th, 2013
Numbe of Pages: 352
(Decsription from Goodreads)
Mercy Thompson returns in the seventh novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.
Mercy Thompson’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman—the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack—has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more…

After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can’t reach Adam—or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They’ve all been abducted.
Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. With the werewolves fighting a political battle to gain acceptance from the public, Mercy fears Adam’s disappearance may be related—and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outclassed and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from the most unlikely of allies: the vampire seethe.
I love the Mercy Thompson series, Mercy is such a strong lead and Adam is incredibly sexy, this series is action packed and completely awesome, I can't wait to read Frost Burned!
Have you read the Mercy Thompson series?

Monday, 22 October 2012

Six Underground!!!

The Denazen series by Jus Accardo is amazing!
Are you a fan?

You should join Six Underground, the official Denazen fan club!
You can sign up here!
There is also a contest open to everyone who joins, but you better hurry, the contest ends November 12th! Details of the competition can be found here!

It's Monday, What are You Reading? (#2)

A weekly meme hosted by..... Book Journey
Currently Reading:
Up Next:
What have you been reading this week?

Thursday, 18 October 2012

New Arrivals! (#21)

This week I bought two more books from the awesome WICCA series :)
(WICCA #7) The Calling by Cate Tiernan
(WICCA #8) Changeling by Cate Tiernan
How beautiful are those covers?!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Waiting on Wednesday! (#8)

This is a weekly meme 'Waiting on Wednesday' that I take part in, it is hosted by Breaking the Spine

It is a meme where you post about a yet-to-be-released book that you are looking forward to reading. Here is a book I have been highly anticipating:
Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Expected Publication date: December 11th, 2012
Number of Pages: 452
(Description from Goodreads)
No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger... and they know it.
I am so unbelievably excited and impatient to read this book, I am dying to get my hands on Opal.
After the ending of Onyx, I am desperate, I need it!
If you haven't started the Lux series then I highly recommend you start it as soon as possible!

Sunday, 14 October 2012


The Dollhouse Asylum by Mary Gray
A virus that had once been contained has returned, and soon no place will be left untouched by its destruction. But when seventeen-year-old Cheyenne wakes up in Elysian Fields--a subdivision cut off from the world and its monster-creating virus--she is thrilled to have a chance at survival.
At first, Elysian Fields,with its beautiful houses and manicured lawns, is perfect. Teo Richardson, the older man who stole Cheyenne's heart, built it so they could be together. But when Teo tells Cheyenne there are tests that she and seven other couples must pass to be worthy of salvation, Cheyenne begins to question the perfection of his world.
The people they were before are gone. Cheyenne is now "Persephone," and each couple has been re-named to reflect the most tragic romances ever told. Everyone is fighting to pass the test, to remain in Elysian Fields. Teo dresses them up, tells them when to move and how to act, and in order to pass the test, they must play along.
If they play it right, then they'll be safe.
But if they play it wrong, they'll die.
The Dollhouse Asylum will be published by Spencer Hill Press in both paperback and ebook formats on the 22nd of October 2013.
How so completely incredible does this book sound?!
It sounds a bit like it will have at least some mythology in it and as though it is a dystopian thriller, each of them are all things that I love! in a book, and combined...  well let's just say this book now has a definite place on my to-read list :)
The cover of The Dollhouse Asylum is cool in such a creepy way and seems to fit the description of this book really well; to me it looks like perfection crumbling, falling apart.
Anyways, what's your opinion on the description? The cover?
Let me know in the comments!

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Six Underground + Contest!

 Are you a fan of the Denazen series? A huge fan perhaps? Or a new fan? Or maybe you're just about to pick up Touch for the first time?
Well, whatever the case, I recommend joining Six Underground, the Official Denazen series Fan Group! I've joined!
The sign-up page is here!
Also, have you heard? Jus Accardo has a contest running, an incredibly awesome contest... but it's only open to members of Six Underground (just another great reason to join!).
Over the next few weeks I will be posting quite a bit about the Denazen series, so keep an eye out :)
The details of the competition can be found here!

A Trailer, a Novella and a Cover, Oh My!

Do you love the Covenant series? I DO!

Or haven't you read them? I dare you to start ASAP!
Today, I am as lucky as anything... why? Because I get to share not only an awesome trailer for Deity (Covenant Book Three) with you, but I also get to share with you Elixir (Aiden's beautiful novella) AND the absolutely GORGEOUS cover for Apollyon (Covenant Book Four)!
I think Apollyon's cover may just be my favourite yet, I mean seriously, just scroll down this post a bit and WAM! Mind blown because it looks just THAT good, so awesome it can only be described as INCREDIBLE, not to mention genius. Anyways, enough rambling from me, go ahead and feast your eyes and ENJOY!
I know you will ;) 
Deity (The third book in the Covenant Series)
Available in both print and digital version on Nov. 6, 2012
Barnes and Noble

Official Deity Book Trailer

Did you read an ARC of Deity and been dying to get your hands on Elixir, the novella told in Aiden’s POV and picks up right after the end of Deity? Well, you don’t have to wait any longer. The free novella is available now. DO NOT read Elixir if you have not read Deity. It will spoil Deity for you and not to mention, you will have no idea what is going on.

Elixir will be available in print. Kindle, and Nook formats on November 27, 2012.

Click HERE to read Elixir.

And we’re super excited to share the cover for the 4th book in the Covenant Series, Apollyon, which is due out April 2013.

Check out Jennifer L. Armentrout on the following sites:
Official Website

So... what do you think? Has your day just been made, because mine has :)
Be sure to follow Jennifer as her works, and I do mean all of them, are beyond brillant, and by reading them, you just can't go wrong!
Let me know your thoughts in the comments :)

Thursday, 11 October 2012

New Arrivals! (#20)

This week I picked up several great books that I haven't read in years!

Bridie's Fire (Children of the Wind #1) by Kirsty Murray
Stormbreaker (Alex Rider #1) by Anthony Horowitz
The Night is for Hunting (Tomorrow Series #6) by John Marsden

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Waiting on Wednesday! (#7) Mind Games

This is a weekly meme 'Waiting on Wednesday' that I take part in, it is hosted by Breaking the Spine
It is a meme where you post about a yet-to-be-released book that you are looking forward to reading. Here is a book I have been highly anticipating:
Mind Games (Mind Games #1) by Kiersten White
Expected Publication Date: February 19th, 2013
Number of Pages: 256
(Description from Goodreads)
Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future.
Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways… or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.
In a stunning departure from her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy, Kiersten White delivers a slick, edgy, heartstoppingly intense psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other—no matter the cost.
The cover or Mind Games is so absolutely stunning, I just love it, and the description sounds amazing. I love that it's described as a thriller, I can't wait to get my hand on this one, what about you?

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Teaser Tuesday #2

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

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 that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Losing Lila (Lila #2) by Sarah Alderson
Page: 21
Teaser #1
I spun round. 'God, I'm sorry, are you ok? Damn - I didn't mean to - you just - you really shouldn't mention her name...'
Teaser #2
I was suddenly wondering if I could make him step towards me. Put his arms around me? Take off his shirt?

Monday, 8 October 2012

2012 Dystopian Challenge

I love dystopian books, so I love the idea of this challenge, which is hosted by Book Journey.


1-3 Dystopia Books read in 2012:  Beginner

4-6 Dystopia Books read in 2012:  Intermediate Post World Trainee

7-10 Dystopia Books read in 2012:  Leader of Your District

11+ Dystopia Books read in 2012:  SURVIVOR!

I am going to try for the SURVIVOR level! I will keep track of my progress through the levels by colour-coding the list below of dystopian books that I have read so far this year.

 1. Divergent by Veronica Roth - 24th January
 2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - 22nd March
 3. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel - 19th April
 4. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi - 13th May
 5. Insurgent by Veronica Roth - 5th July
 6. The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina - 19th September

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

A weekly meme hosted by..... Book Journey


Malice (Conspiracy 365 #14) by Gabrielle Lord
 Book of Shadows (WICCA #1) by Cate Tiernan *Reread*
The Coven (WICCA #2) by Cate Tiernan *Reread*
Blood Witch (WICCA #3) by Cate Tiernan *Reread*
Dark Magick (WICCA #4) by Cate Tiernan *Reread*
Missing You (MISSING #5) by Meg Cabot *Reread*

Currently reading:

Losing Lila (Lila Series #2)by Sarah Alderson

Next on the list:

Touch (Denazen #1) by Jus Accardo
Untouched (Denazen #1.5) by Jus Accardo
The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2) by Richelle Mead

Thursday, 4 October 2012

New Arrivals! (#19)

What I received this week:

Men of the Otherworld (Women of the Otherworld: Anthology) by Kelley Armstrong
Book of Shadows (WICCA #1) by Cate Tiernan
The Coven (WICCA #2) by Cate Tiernan
Blood Witch (WICCA #3) by Cate Tiernan
Dark Magick (WICCA #4) by Cate Tiernan
Missing You (MISSING #5) by Meg Cabot


Malice (Conspiracy 365 #14) by Gabrielle Lord

I have been waiting and wanting to read this book since the day it was first announced!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Waiting on Wednesday! (#6)

This is a weekly meme 'Waiting on Wednesday' that I take part in, it is hosted by Breaking the Spine

It is a meme where you post about a yet-to-be-released book that you are looking forward to reading. Here is a book I have been highly anticipating:
Bitter Blood (Morganville Vampires #13) by Rachel Caine
Publication date: October 24th, 2012
Number of Pages: 544
Description (from Goodreads):
The brand-new Morganville Vampires novel from bestselling author Rachel Caine . . .

Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn’t about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires.

To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news… or worse.
I absolutely LOVE the Morganville Vampires series, I cannot get enough of it! Bitter Blood sounds so intriguing and I just know it will be every bit as brilliant as each of the other books in the series.
Rachel Caine is one of my favourite authors and I highly recommend this series!

Monday, 1 October 2012

HUSH HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick

Book One in the Hush Hush series
Publication date: October 13th, 2009
Number of Pages: 391
Date read: 2010

(Description source: Back of book cover)



Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.


Hush, Hush is a hilariously captivating read full of sly innuendos delivered by an incredibly sexy guy, and full of mystery that will leave you guessing as to what will happen next. 

Nora is a nice girl just trying to get through school with good grades and spend time with her best friend Vee, but when Patch comes along, he's intent on stirring up Nora's life. He's sexy, arrogant and laced with danger, and in Nora's words: Patch wasn't the kind of guy mothers smiled on. He was the kind of guy they changed the house locks for.” Patch is beyond mysterious and Nora would love to find out whatever his hidden agenda is.

Vee is so, so, so funny, some of the lines she delivers with have you almost in hysterics and her relation with Nora is so realistic and so well depicted, they are exactly what best friends should be.

Hush, Hush is incredibly original in both story line and character motives. There are plenty of dark, terrifying scenes that will leave you wide-eyed. the darkness and intrigue in this novel is perfectly balanced by moments that sexy as hell, damn funny or full of amazing dialogue that just never feels forced what-so-ever.

This book had me addicted from the get-go! With compelling banter and twisting plots that are forever thickening, this book contains edge-of-your-seat material and will have you remembering what happens for a long while after you've turned the last page and definitely wanting to relive so many of the different moments all throughout!

“Before I forget, here's your homework. Where do you want me to put it?"

She pointed at the trash can. "Right there would be fine.” 

I rate Hush Hush Five out of Five!