Mar 18

Rabid Reader Review: Vigilante by Kady Cross

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Rabid Reader Review:  Vigilante by Kady CrossVigilante by Kady Cross
Published by Harlequin on April 1st 2017

A brutally honest, uncompromising story about a teen girl who decides to take matters into her own hands 
It's senior year, and Hadley and her best friend, Magda, should be starting the year together. Instead, Magda is dead and Hadley is alone. Raped at a party the year before and humiliated, Magda was driven to take her own life and Hadley is forced to see her friend's attackers in the classroom every day. Devastated, enraged and needing an outlet for her grief, Hadley decides to get a little justice of her own. 
Donning a pink ski mask and fueled by anger, Hadley goes after each of the guys one by one, planning to strip them of their dignity and social status the way they did to Magda. As the legend of the pink-masked Vigilante begins to take on a life of its own, Hadley's revenge takes a turn for the dangerous. Could her need for vengeance lead her down a path she can't turn back from?




Dec 04

Rabid Reader Review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

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Rabid Reader Review:  Wild by Cheryl StrayedWild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Published by Vintage on March 26th 2013


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Aug 11

Fearless by Brigid Kemmerer

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Fearless by Brigid KemmererFearless (Elemental, #1.5) Series: Elemental #1.5
by Brigid Kemmerer
Published by K Teen (Kensington) on July 31st 2012

Being a force of nature doesn't keep you safe.
Hunter Garrity is used to watching his back. The kids at school sense something different about him. And they're right.
Hunter has powers that have nothing to do with how hard he can throw a punch.
Maybe that's what Clare Kasten is picking up. She's shy, quiet, and intense, but she's sought him out. There's no telling what she wants from him.
But Hunter knows enough to sense a secret when it's close. And getting close to Clare is a danger he's ready to face. . .
"Plenty of romance and non-stop action. . ..Elemental is the new series to watch." --Inara Scott, author of The Marked
Praise for Brigid Kemmerer and The Elemental Series
"Magic, suspense, and enough twists to keep you reading until sunrise. An incredible start to the series!" --Award winning author Erica O'Rourke
"Overflowing with action, snappy dialog, and hot guys--The Elemental Series will take your breath away." --Kim Harrington, author of Clarity
Brigid Kemmerer finds time to write between her family and her day job, but sometimes she ends up mothering her coworkers and managing her family.
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Aug 06

Elemental by Brigid Kemmerer

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Elemental by Brigid KemmererElemental Series: Elemental #0.5
by Brigid Kemmerer
on March 20th 2014

As an air Elemental, 17-year-old Emily Morgan doesn’t have much power. That’s okay—she knows what happens to kids who do.
Like Michael Merrick. He’s an earth Elemental, one with enough power to level cities. Which makes him sexy, dangerous, and completely off limits. At least according to Emily’s family.But her summer job puts her in close contact with Michael, and neither of them can help the attraction they feel. When forces of nature like theirs collide, one misstep could get someone killed. Because Emily’s family doesn’t just want her to stay away from him.
They want him dead.





Aug 01

Spark by Brigid Kemmerer

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Spark by Brigid KemmererSpark (Elemental, #2) Series: Elemental #2
by Brigid Kemmerer
Published by Kensington on August 28th 2012

Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally.
Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can't.
Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he's not doing it.
And no one seems to believe him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Layne understands family problems, and she understands secrets. She has a few of her own.
Gabriel can't let her guess about his brothers, about his abilities, about the danger that's right at his heels. But there are some risks he can't help taking.
The fuse is lit. . .
Praise for Brigid Kemmerer and The Elemental Series
"Five hot guys, one tough heroine, plenty of romance and non-stop action. . . Elemental is the new series to watch." --Inara Scott, author of The Marked
"Overflowing with action, snappy dialog, and hot guys--The Elemental Series will take your breath away." --Kim Harrington, author of Clarity





Jul 28

Review: Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer

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Review: Spirit by Brigid KemmererStorm (Elemental, #1) Series: Elemental #1
by Brigid Kemmerer
Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation on April 24th 2012

Earth, Fire, Air, Water – they have more power than you dream.
Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her, Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys—all the ones she doesn't want. Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water—just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They’re powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death.
And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca.
Secrets are hard to keep when your life’s at stake. When Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, Becca thinks she can trust him. But then Hunter goes head-to-head with Chris, and Becca wonders who’s hiding the most dangerous truth of all.
The storm is coming . . .





Jun 22

A Matter of Time

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A Matter of TimeA Matter of Time Series: Angel Sight #3
by Lisa Basso
on August 4th 2015

Rayna and Kade went to Hell to save one another . . .; but both failed. Now, centuries of Kade's demons are unearthed when he is brainwashed and used as a Fallen pawn. In the freezing pits of Hell, Ray is beaten, tortured, and pushed to her breaking point. If Ray is to ever leave, she must take a stand and fire back at her attackers even though she is only now beginning to understand the true strength of her wings.





Jun 13

ARC Review: The Spider Ring by Andrew Harwell

ARC Review: The Spider Ring by Andrew HarwellThe Spider Ring by Andrew Harwell
Published by Scholastic Inc. on January 27th 2015

A powerful ring. A dangerous web. When Maria inherits a strange, spider-shaped ring from her grandmother, she doesn't realize she's also inheriting a strange power -- the power to control spiders and have them do whatever she wants. This is a pretty cool thing when it comes to fetching objects from another room . . . or if Maria wants to use the spiders to get back at some mean kids in her class. But the power comes with a price. Maria has attracted the attention of the Black Widow -- who is trying to collect all the spider magic for herself. The Black Widow is not going to let anything stand in her way -- especially not Maria. The story of the ring is being woven like a web -- and Maria is going to have to do everything she can to not get trapped within it.



Jun 11

Review: The First Queen: A Dusk Gate Chronicles Short Story by Breanna Puttroff

Review: The First Queen: A Dusk Gate Chronicles Short Story by Breanna PuttroffThe First Queen: A Dusk Gate Chronicles Short Story (The Dusk Gate Chronicles) by Breeana Puttroff
Published by Thirteen Pages Press on January 1st 1970

Becoming a queen isn't easy. It's even harder when you're about to be the first ruling queen your kingdom has ever had -- and you grew up in an entirely different world.

But somehow, Quinn and William will figure things out together.

The First Queen is a short story (around 10,000 words/40 pages) of some fun moments surrounding Quinn's coronation and her early marriage. The story comes between Blooms of Consequence and A Christmas Rose, for fans of the series.



Jun 09

Review: 2012

Review: 20122012 by Ted Stetson
Published by Smashwords Edition on January 19th 2011

Everyone said it's the last day of Earth and went outside and waited.

ISBN: 9781458112323
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Format: eBook
Source: Free

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