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Waiting on Wednesday 247


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and it is a way to show off the books you can't wait to be released!!

This week I chose: 

"Dark Metropolis"
by Jaclyn Dolamore
Disney-Hyperion
Release Date:  June 17, 2014

Cabaret meets Cassandra Clare-a haunting magical thriller set in a riveting 1930s-esque world.

Sixteen-year-old Thea Holder's mother is cursed with a spell that's driving her mad, and whenever they touch, Thea is chilled by the magic, too. With no one else to contribute, Thea must make a living for both of them in a sinister city, where danger lurks and greed rules.
Thea spends her nights waitressing at the decadent Telephone Club attending to the glitzy clientele. But when her best friend, Nan, vanishes, Thea is compelled to find her. She meets Freddy, a young, magnetic patron at the club, and he agrees to help her uncover the city's secrets-even while he hides secrets of his own.

Together, they find a whole new side of the city. Unrest is brewing behind closed doors as whispers of a gruesome magic spread. And if they're not careful, the heartless masterminds behind the growing disappearances will be after them, too.

Perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare, this is a chilling thriller with a touch of magic where the dead don't always seem to stay that way.
What a greta setting!! 1930s glamour plus magic! I need to read it asap!

What are you waiting for this week???

"Wicked After Midnight" Review

"Wicked After Midnight"
by Delilah S. Dawson

Publisher: Pocket

Release Date: Jan 28, 2014
Source: sent by publisher

My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Summary from goodreads.com:
A contortionist and a rakish brigand navigate the cabarets of Paris to rescue a girl taken by slavers in the third steampunk-tinged romance of the Blud series.

Life as a contortionist in Criminy’s Clockwork Caravan should be the height of exotic adventure, but for Demi Ward, it’s total dullsville. Until her best friend, Cherie, is stolen by slavers outside of Paris, and Demi is determined to find her.

On the run from his own past, Vale Hildebrand, a dashing rogue of a highwayman, hides Demi from the slavers…but why? He pledges to help her explore the glittering cabarets of Paris to find her friend, but much to Vale’s frustration, Demi soon attracts a host of wealthy admirers. The pleasures of music, blood, and absinthe could turn anyone’s head, and it would be all too easy to accept Cherie’s disappearance as inevitable—but with Vale’s ferocious will and Demi’s drive to find her friend, they soon have a lead on a depraved society of Parisian notables with a taste for beautiful lost girls. Can Demi wind her way through the seedy underbelly of Paris and save her best friend before she, too, is lost?
My Review:

This book was really enjoyable and also unique. I think I am starving for these paranormal historical romance books, with a dash of steampunk. I can't get enough of them, and there are so few to pick from. If you haven't read this type of book before, this would be great for something new and different.

I read the first book in this series, "Wicked as They Come," and while I enjoyed it, I didn't care for all the time/world hopping that the heroine did. This time around, I was much happier, because while Demi is from our world, she has permanently crossed over into the alternate world. It's nice because the reader has the same frame of reference as Demi, she will say modern slang, etc., but we get to totally immerse ourselves in the new world.

At first, I absolutely loved Demi. She was so youthful and fresh. She was very much like a stubborn, spunky teenager. It did get a little old when she started to be too stubborn for her own good though, getting her best friend and herself into trouble because she refused to see any type of reason. Vale was a great hero. I really liked the fact that he was somewhat of the black sheep of the family. I definitely liked that he wasn't the typical paranormal alpha male, he was much more three dimensional than that.

Main Characters: 4/5
Supporting Characters: 4/5
Setting: 4/5

Romance: 4/5

Uniqueness: 4/5
Cover: 5+++/5
Writing: 4/5


Bottom Line: This is a fun paranormal historical, but it does have a bit of a dark side. I love the world that the author has built and her characters show a lot of depth as well.




Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday Shout Out 45


Recently, I introduced a new feature here at In the Hammock on Sundays. It's called "Sunday Shout Out" and it's a place where I can give a special shout out to those publishers and authors who have sent me books over the week, as well as those bloggers who have hosted contests that I've won! I'll also be giving shout outs to any other cool books, blogs or bookish news that I've spotted during the week.

For Review


"Cinderella Stays Late" Grimmtastic Girls #1 by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams


 Yay!! A brand new series by the authors of the Goddess Girls series! I was so excited to receive these books for review!

"Red Riding Hood Gets Lost" Grimmtastic Girls #2 by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams


"A Year with Six Sisters' Stuff" by Six Sisters' Stuff


I really enjoyed the first cookbook by these ladies, I can't wait to read their newest installment!

What books did you receive this week?


Sunday Shout Out 44


Recently, I introduced a new feature here at In the Hammock on Sundays. It's called "Sunday Shout Out" and it's a place where I can give a special shout out to those publishers and authors who have sent me books over the week, as well as those bloggers who have hosted contests that I've won! I'll also be giving shout outs to any other cool books, blogs or bookish news that I've spotted during the week.

For Review


"Wicked after Midnight" by Delilah S. Dawson

 "City of Jasmine" by Deanna Raybourn


"When We Met" by Susan Mallery


"Take my Breath Away" by Christie Ridgway

 

"Since You've Been Gone" by Anouska Knight


"Dash of Peril" by Lori Foster


"A Gentleman til Midnight" by Alison DeLaine


"Close Pursuit" by Cindy Dees


"Be with Me" by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)


"My Sweetest Escape" by Chelsea M. Cameron


"Where Earth Meets Water" by Pia Padukone


"The Swiss Affair" by Emylia Hall


Extras:


Swag from "Ice Dogs" by Terry Lynn Johnson


The awesome author Terry Lynn Johnson was so nice and sent me some totally cool swag from her book, "Ice Dogs", including bookmarks, stickers, tattoos, postcards, and an autographed bookplate for the book! Thanks, Terry Lynn!


Spotlight and Twitter Party: "Be with Me"

"Be with Me" (Wait for You #2)
by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)
Publisher: William Morrow

Release Date: Feb 4, 2014

Summary from goodreads.com:

Teresa Hamilton is having a rough year—she’s in love with her big brother’s best friend, but he hasn’t spoken to her since they shared a truly amazing, mind-blowing, change-your-life kiss. She got out of a terrible relationship. And now an injury is threatening to end her dance career for good. It’s time for Plan B – college. And maybe a chance to convince Jase that what they have together is real.

Jase Winstead has a huge secret that he’s not telling anyone. Especially not his best friend’s incredibly beautiful sister. Even though he and Teresa shared the hottest kiss of his life, he knows that his responsibilities must take priority. He certainly doesn’t have time for a relationship. But it doesn’t help that all he can think about kissing the one girl who could ruin everything for him.

As they’re thrown together more and more, Jase and Tess can’t keep denying their feelings for each other. But a familiar danger looms and tragedy strikes. As the campus recovers, the star-crossed couple must decide what they’re willing to risk to be together, and what they’re willing to lose if they’re not…

Tonight, Monday Feb 3, from 9 pm to 12 am ET, there will be a twitter party to celebrate the book's release tomorrow!! Join @jlarmentrout & @avonbooks for the party and be sure to use hashtag #BeWithMe!

You can also check out the event page on Facebook. There you will find more info including a recipe for the Strawberry Cupcakes by Jenuine Cupcakes and featured in "Be with Me."


Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher.
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