Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Of Paris, Reverants, & Love

Die for Me (Revenants, #1)Die For Me by Amy Plum
My life had always been blissfully, wonderfully normal. But it only took one moment to change everything.
Suddenly, my sister, Georgia, and I were orphans. We put our lives into storage and moved to Paris to live with my grandparents. And I knew my shattered heart, my shattered life, would never feel normal again. Then I met Vincent.
Mysterious, sexy, and unnervingly charming, Vincent Delacroix appeared out of nowhere and swept me off my feet. Just like that, I was in danger of losing my heart all over again. But I was ready to let it happen.
Of course, nothing is ever that easy. Because Vincent is no normal human. He has a terrifying destiny, one that puts his life at risk every day. He also has enemies . . . immortal, murderous enemies who are determined to destroy him and all of his kind.
While I'm fighting to piece together the remnants of my life, can I risk putting my heart—as well as my life and my family's—in jeopardy for a chance at love? 

I have one word to say.....PARIS. That's all you need to know and it basically sums up the ambiance in the book. The city of lights & love, and apparently good looking immortals as far as Amy is telling us. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Of an Allegiance Rant

This is what Gomez is feeling about Allegiance by Cayla Kluver so far:

Angry Rant:

Seriously hating on Alera right now. Like legit hating. I honestly don't understand why she's so in love with Narian, which is the cause of my hatred. Stelfor seriously has improved in my sight while Alera just dropped way down. He's trying to make things work between them and is meeting her way more than half way and yet she's  treating him like trash AND she keeps twisting the dagger in his heart! UGH! I just wanted to slap her and be like "Look what's in front of you! Take a step back and look at how ridiculous you are. You insist on confining both of these men to who they were, not who they are!" Ugh, I'm just a mess here.

I seriously hate Narian. No lie. I don't like him at all.

hate her hater her hate her hate her.  I'm not reading the next book, I won't do it.

It's funny yet scary at the same time. I hope you guys enjoyed it! 


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Of In My Mailbox (6)


Allegiance (Legacy, #2) New Girl 

We just remembered today that we had a NetGalley. Oops! Silly us. 

- Gilbert & Gomez

Of Shakespeare(s), Star-Crossed Lovers, & the Theater

The Juliet Spell by Douglas Rees
I’m Juliet.
At least, I wanted to be.
So I did something stupid to make it happen.
Well, stupid and wonderful.

    I wanted the role of Juliet more than anything. I studied hard. I gave a great reading for it—even with Bobby checking me out the whole time. I deserved the part.
    I didn’t get it. So I decided to level the playing field, though I actually might have leveled the whole play. You see, since there aren’t any Success in Getting to Be Juliet in Your High School Play spells, I thought I’d cast the next best—a Fame spell. Good idea, right?
   Yeah. Instead of bringing me a little fame, it brought me someone a little famous. Shakespeare. Well, Edmund Shakespeare. William’s younger brother.
   Good thing he’s sweet and enthusiastic about helping me with the play...and—ahem—maybe a little bit hot. But he’s from the past. Way past. Cars amaze him—cars! And cell phones? Ugh.
   Still, there’s something about him that’s making my eyes go star-crossed....

Will Romeo steal her heart before time steals him away?

A cute read. Seriously, I was grappling with how to describe The Juliet Spell and those were the words that came to mind. The Juliet Spell is like a a truffle: sweet and light. There's no paranormal drama, no dystopian society, and there isn't ridiculous relationship drama. For readers looking for something sweet and unique, this is the book for you! Anyone on a Shakespeare kick or fulfilling their theater obsession will enjoy this book. And hey, if you're enjoying some time traveling/bending books pick this one up!

Of Legacy, Allegiance, & Hytancia

For all those Legacy fans out there, Gilbert & Gomez would like to share this map of Hytancia and the surrounding area. We just got Allegiance by Cayla Kluver and should be starting it soon thanks to NetGalley. 

2012 will be a busy year for Cayla, because Allegiance will be coming out in March and the final book Sacrifice will be coming out in November. 

Here is a little synopsis of what to expect from Allegiance:
"Only I saw Narian for who he truly was: a young man with courage and an independent mind, and made to pay for what was outside his control. He couldn’t help his past any more than he could help the way those intense, deep-blue eyes pierced me and held me captive."


Bound to a man she cannot love, Queen Alera of Hytanica must forget Narian, the young man who holds her heart. For Narian is destined to conquer Hytanica at the behest of his master, the powerful magic-user known as the Overlord. Alera doesn’t truly believe Narian will fight against Hytanica—until Cokyrian troops attack with Narian commanding the charge.

Faced with the greatest betrayal a heart can know, Alera must set aside personal feelings and lead her kingdom through its darkest time. And when all hope, will and courage seem lost, she must find strength and remember that even the blackest night must have a dawn....

Hope you check out Cayla's books and be expecting our review of Allegiance soonish! :)

- Gilbert & Gomez

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Of a Cover Reveal

Endlessly (Paranormalcy, #3)
Kiersten White revealed the cover to her next book, Endlessly, the last book in the Paranormalcy trilogy. 

These are the final chapter of Evie's adventures. Old friends, new ones, all wrapped up in impossible decisions. And some ball gowns. Because what's a life of normal and paranormal drama without a ball gown or two?

Every one of the covers of Kiersten's books has a beautiful dress. The colors of the dresses corresponds with the colors of the background and surrounding settings that that always draws my attention. I'm totally feeling Endlessly's cover, so what about you? Leave a comment to let us know what you think of the cover. 

- Gilbert

Of a Cover Reveal

A Want So Wicked (A Need So Beautiful, #2) I become A Need So Beautiful fan after reading Suzanne Young's book. It lived up to it's name because every piece of that plot was so beautiful that I cried even when I shouldn't be. 

So, the cover for Suzanne's next book, A Want So Wicked, is out and I goes perfectly with the first book's cover! I'm loving the switch from golden brightness to navy darkness. It totally goes with the story line. 

Make sure to leave a comment about what you think of this cover, and check back for the review of A Want So Wicked when it comes out! 

- Gilbert

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Of Egypt, Rome, & an Imprisoned Princess

Cleopatra's MoonCleopatra's Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter
"The Luxe" meets the ancient world in the extraordinary story of Cleopatra's daughter.
Selene has grown up in a palace on the Nile with her parents, Cleopatra & Mark Antony—the most brilliant, powerful rulers on earth. But the jealous Roman Emperor Octavianus wants Egypt for himself, & when war finally comes, Selene faces the loss of all she's ever loved. Forced to build a new life in Octavianus's household in Rome, she finds herself torn between two young men and two possible destinies—until she reaches out to claim her own.
This stunning novel brings to life the personalities & passions of one of the greatest dramas in history, & offers a wonderful new heroine in Selene.
I was so excited about this book, but its like it let me down. I went to Barnes and Nobles and read some of it, I stalked it at my public library all because it seemed like it was going to be super amazing! I mean really, a story about Cleopatra's daughter based on the real life is suppose to be totally awesome, but it was a huge let down. I'm not the biggest fan of realistic fiction, but some of the stories I've read, like Anastasia's Secret by Suzanne Dunlap, were really amazing, so I've been trying to go with women from history that interest me, but this story just fell a little short. It's killing me to be so disapproving of this book right now.

Of In My Mailbox (5)


Shatter Me

Surprisingly, I won this book and didn't even know until I found the book on my bed before my date. It totally took me by surprise, so much that I didn't even do my "I won" dance. I can't wait to read this. :)


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Of a Cover Reveal

 For all the Starcrossed fans out there, Josephine Angelini, the genius behind the bestselling trilogy has just released the cover to her next book, Dreamless!

Isn't it just gorgeous!? We are definitely loving the colors and the dress is and will always be AMAZING!!!!

Leave your own comment on what you think of the Dreamless cover, and keep your eye out for more information on the release. 

-Gilbert & Gomez

P.S. - Josie is like the coolest, sweetest, most nicest person ever and we can't wait to get lost in Dreamless


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