The Ruby Airship – Sharon Gosling

Published August 27, 2014 by chrisalys820


After reading the first one a few months ago, I found myself wishing for a sequel. When I saw this on Netgalley, I was excited. I read this yesterday. I sped through it in about 2 hours. I loved it! It was better than the first. I loved that the point of view switched between Remy and Thaddeus. That was cool. I am eagerly awaiting book 3.

In this sequel to The Diamond Thief, trapeze-artist Rémy has left the circus and her life as a thief, but she doubts that detective Thaddeus Rec will ever truly trust her. Feeling torn between her new life and her old, Rémy decides to return to France and her old circus with Yannick, an old friend who unexpectedly appears.

Meanwhile, Thaddeus is sure that Yannick is up to no good. He’s determined to find them and win Rémy back, even if he must risk a journey by airship to do so.

Stay awesome ♥ Christa

Portraits of Celina – Sue Whiting

Published August 27, 2014 by chrisalys820


I read this book between Sunday and Monday. It took me about 3 ½ hours to get through it. It felt like it dragged a bit in the middle and I almost walked away. I decided to give it another chance and I’m really glad I did. I loved the ending. I was kind of expecting the ending but the way it was written made it exciting. It is going on my To Be Reread list. :)

Make him pay, Bayley. Make him pay.
It’s as if the wooden chest is luring me, urging me to open it – daring me almost. Open me up. Look inside. Come on, just for a second; it won’t hurt.
Celina O’Malley was sixteen years old when she disappeared. Now, almost forty years later, Bayley is sleeping in Celina’s room, wearing her clothes, hearing her voice. What does Celina want? And who will suffer because of it? A ghost story. A love story. A story of revenge.

Stay awesome ♥ Christa

The Waiting List – Ticker – Lisa Mantchev

Published August 23, 2014 by chrisalys820

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about this book. So, I will just let you know of the existance of the book and let you know that it comes out December 1, 2014. Just in time for you to buy a copy for everyone you love for the winter holidays!

Expected publication: December 1st 2014

A girl with a clockwork heart must make every second count.

When Penny Farthing nearly dies, brilliant surgeon Calvin Warwick manages to implant a brass “Ticker” in her chest, transforming her into the first of the Augmented. But soon it’s discovered that Warwick killed dozens of people as he strove to perfect another improved Ticker for Penny, and he’s put on trial for mass murder.

On the last day of Warwick’s trial, the Farthings’ factory is bombed, Penny’s parents disappear, and Penny and her brother, Nic, receive a ransom note demanding all of their Augmentation research if they want to see their parents again. Is someone is trying to destroy the Farthings…or is the motive more sinister?

Desperate to reunite their family and rescue their research, Penny and her brother recruit fiery baker Violet Nesselrode, gentleman-about-town Sebastian Stirling, and Marcus Kingsley, a young army general who has his own reasons for wanting to lift the veil between this world and the next. Wagers are placed, friends are lost, romance stages an ambush, and time is running out for the girl with the clockwork heart.

Stay awesome ♥ Christa

Tortured Souls – Kimber Leigh Wheaton

Published August 21, 2014 by chrisalys820


WARNING: Do not read this book if you are camping, in the dark, in the middle of nowhere.

We went camping the other night and, as usual, I couldn’t sleep. I picked up my Nook and started reading. I got into the book and was reading about the kids and former serial killer who were haunting Kacie when I started feeling sleepy. So I set my Nook aside, curled up and was suddenly aware of every single noise around me. I didn’t get much sleep because I needed to know how the book ended, and because of a stupid rock that kept poking me in the hip every time I moved. I probably would have been able to sleep if I were at home and could go around and check to make sure doors were locked and whatnot. :D

Sometimes Rest in Peace isn’t an option…

Kacie Ramsey sees ghosts—and it’s ruining her life. Her mother left, her father blames her, and no matter how hard she tries, she can’t keep the ghosts away. Now a new power has emerged. Nightly visions of grisly murders and a relentless predator draw her to the brink of insanity.

When the phantom appears at a party, Kacie’s longtime crush, Logan, saves her. He invites her to join the Orion Circle, a group of supernatural hunters with chapters in schools all over the country. Through the Circle, Kacie learns to embrace her spiritual powers, and for the first time in her life she feels in control rather than a victim.

But the Foxblood Demon will not give up so easily. A demented serial killer in life who trapped the souls of the thirteen children he murdered, imprisoning them within the walls of his mansion. Now in death, he plots his return while drawing power from the pure souls of the children. He recognizes something in Kacie he’s never seen before—a medium powerful enough to provide a vessel for his tainted soul.

Kacie can’t ignore the tortured souls of the children crying out to her every night. With Logan at her side, she will fight the Foxblood Demon. But can they banish this powerful phantom, or will Kacie lose not only her body, but her eternal soul to the monster.

Stay awesome ♥ Christa

A Safe Space – E.M. Tippetts

Published August 16, 2014 by chrisalys820

This book was a bit confusing. The author referenced things that I had no idea about. And then I found out that it was Book 4 in the series. After I found that out, it was easier to ignore things that had obviously happened in prior books.

It was a good book. Lizzie, even though she was famous, was a relatable character. And I’ve run up against guys like Devon a million times. I would recommend people read the first 3 books but this one was good. :)

Everyone needs a safe space.

For Lizzie Warner, that space has always been in front of the camera on her hit show, or on stage to a sold out concert arena. Since before she can remember, she’s been a star, but that may be about to change.

She’s nineteen. Her show has been cancelled and now she’s going to play the lead in a new prime time drama series, but is the world ready to take her seriously, or will she be typecast as the cute tween queen forever?

Her network has decided to be aggressive and has invested millions of dollars in an ad campaign for her show, money she’s not sure she can earn back. Her co-star can’t stand her, and the writing for the show turns out to be poor at best. The only reason Lizzie didn’t walk away from the job offer to begin with is because she’s broke, the victim of a decade of bad money management.

Then there’s Devon, the personal trainer at her gym. Arrogant and abrasive, he’s the last guy she should ever find attractive, but she has a hopeless crush on him anyway, and he doesn’t seem entirely disinterested either. In fact, sometimes he’s downright sweet to her. If only he weren’t an untamable bad boy who uses and dumps women like they’re nothing. Though Lizzie’s friends warn her to stay away, he’s the only person who can create what she needs: a safe space. But is there any way she can break him of his years’ long habit of being a user?

Stay awesome ♥ Christa


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