Sunday, December 9, 2012

Book Gathering #16

Sorry for the late post, guys and gals. I had the vlog finished and ready to go but the upload was taking too long and I had to get to work

It was a quiet, rainy day today. Great day for some Hot Chocolate and a good book. 


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Auggie-Talk Book Gathering Vlog





Books
(Images and synopses courtesy of GoodReads)

*Touch of Frost*
Title: Touch of Frost
Author: Jennifer Estep
Genre: YA Supernatural
Publication Date: August 1, 2011
Pages: 350
Synopsis: My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy; a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest. But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I'm determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why; especially since I should have been the one who died...

 
*The Superiors*
Title: The Superiors

Author: Lena Hillbrand
Genre: Supernatural
Publication Date: May 4, 2011
Pages: -
Synopsis:
Although Draven belongs to the master race that has taken over the world from humans, he can’t afford his own human. He clings to the lower rungs of society, struggling to pay rent and obey the strict laws of society. Then one night he captures Cali, a human runaway.

Draven must return the girl, but he can’t stop thinking about her. He returns to feed on her often and begins to remember his own humanity as he spends more time with her. As he learns to sympathize with the human and see her as more than an animal, he struggles to protect her from other Superiors. But Draven can’t keep others from feeding on Cali unless he buys her. He vows to make the purchase, no matter what he has to sacrifice to support a human.

His quest for Cali starts innocently enough, but soon leads him deeper into a tangled web of danger, violence, betrayal and murder.


*Born in Fire* 
Title: Born in Fire

Author: Nora Roberts
Genre: Romance
Publication Date: October 1, 1994
Pages: 416
Synopsis:
The Concannon sisters of western Ireland are modern women of ambition and talent, bound by the timeless spirit of their land. This is a tale of a fiery artist who can't hide from her past--or a love that is. Gifted, reclusive, stubborn, free-spirited...

Maggie Concannon is a glassmaker whose exquisite works are more than mere objects of beauty, but reflections of her own true nature. One man saw the soul in her art, and vowed to help this complex woman build a lucrative career. When gallery owner Rogan Sweeney came to Maggie's isolated studio, her heart was inflamed by their fierce attraction--and her dark past was slowly healed by a gentle and forgiving love...
*Born in Ice*

Title: Born in Ice

Author: Nora Roberts
Genre: Romance
Publication Date: August 1, 1995
Pages: 368
Synopsis:
Nora Roberts, the bestselling author of Hidden Riches and Born In Fire, continues the romantic Irish saga--the story of the Concannon sisters, three modern women bound by the timeless spirit of their land.

When the harsh storms of winter descended upon western Ireland, the locals stayed indoors--and visitors stayed away. Brianna Concannon's bed-and-breakfast became a cold and empty place. But that was fine with Brianna. She enjoyed the peace and quiet, even when the icy winds howled at her window. But this year she's expecting an unusual guest--mystery writer Grayson Thane from America. A restless wanderer with a painful past, he plans to spend the cold winter alone. But sometimes fate has a plan of its own. Sometimes a fire can be born in ice..
*Born in Shame*
Title: Born in Shame

Author: Nora Roberts
Genre: Romance
Publication Date: January 1, 1996
Pages: 371
Synopsis:
A talented graphic artist, Shannon Bodine's life revolved around her job at a prestigious New York advertising agency. But her world was turned upside down whe she learned the identity of her real father: Thomas Concannon. Respecting her late mother's last wish, Shannon reluctantly traveled to County Clare. There, her loneliness and shame melted away in the embrace of the family she never knew existed. And amid the lush Irish landscape steeped in mysticism and legend, she discovered the possibility of a love that was meant to be...
*The Raven Boys*   
Title: The Raven Boys

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Genre: Teen Supernatural
Publication Date: September 18, 2012
Pages: 408
Synopsis:
“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

*Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft*
Title: Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft

Author: Jody Gehrman
Genre: Teen Supernatural
Publication Date: June 30, 2012
Pages: 293
Synopsis:
Falling in Love, baking a magical cake, fighting an evil necromancer—it’s all in a day’s work for Audrey Oliver, seventeen-year-old witch-in-training.

When her mother goes missing and her twenty-one-year-old witchy cousin shows up out of the blue, Audrey knows something’s gone horribly, dangerously wrong. Now it’s up to her to get her own magical powers up to speed before everyone she loves is destroyed by the sorcerer intricately connected to her mother’s secret past.

*Nordic Fairies*  
 
Title: Nordic Fairies
Author: Saga Berg
Genre: Teen Supernatural/Mythology
Publication Date: January 17, 2012
Pages: -
Synopsis:
This part of the Nordic Fairies Novella Series is available for free on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and Smashwords.

What would you do if your lover since a thousand years back in time reappeared after two years apart as a famous movie star, and you couldn't get to him?

Svala and Viggo have spent a hundred lives together over the last thousand years. As Liosálfar, Nordic light fairies, their job is to do good and to uphold a balance in the mortal world. A balance, often compromised by the Döckálfar, Nordic dark fairies.

In this life, Svala turns on her TV and learns that Viggo has become a popular movie star. This is not only highly unexpected, it indicates something is wrong and that Viggo is attempting to contact Svala before their assignments are carried out, an action which is strictly forbidden.

Svala seeks him out, but not without breaking a few rules of her own, and learning that things are not always as they seem.

Happy Sunday!

Until Next Blog,

Read On!

~A.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed reading Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft! One of my fave books this 2012 :)
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    Leigh
    Little Book Star

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