Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Starcrossed Release & Trailer

Releasing today is the first book in a new spin on Greek mythology: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini is hitting the shelves today, May 31 from HarperTeen. This book has already had flooded the blog world with amazing reviews and I cannot wait to check it out! Check out the synopsis and official book trailer!

How do you defy destiny? 

Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history. 

As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

In My Mailbox (7)

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren; here we share with you, the lovely readers, what books came to us this week whether it be in the mail, from the library, purchased or borrowed.

The Magnolia League by Katie Crouch

From the Library:
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
XVI by Julia Karr
The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima

Thank you Starry Sky Books!

Be sure to let me know what you got in your mailbox this week!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Follow Friday (3)

In addition to First Impressions Friday, I take part in the blog hop Follow Friday hosted by Parajunkee.

How many books do you read in a week?
And in what format do you read them, or listen to them?

Depending on how my reading time goes in a week in regards to time with the boy, house work, working out, etc.  I might be able to swing two books a week but for the most part, I only get to read one. It makes for really slow reviews, about one a week, but for now, until I get a little more straightened out, it is working for me and I am sifting through my TBR pile.

As for format, at this current time it is only print copies. I would love to have an e-reader to read some ebooks but I'm not going to pay the same price for an ebook that I have to read on a teensy weensy smart phone screen. I'm not opposed to audiobooks I just haven't ever listened to one.

What about you? Ebook? Print? Audio?

First Impressions Friday (4)

First Impressions is a meme hosted here at Within Pages where we take a look at all things, mostly booky, and reflect on our initial thoughts. Non-bloggers, non-book bloggers, and everyone alike can participate. Feel free to drop your links or thoughts in the comments!

This week was the Book Expo America, though if you're a reader, you already know that as I participated in Armchair BEA. All the same, some very exciting information was revealed this week at the BEA: The Clockwork Prince cover! This was the talk of the book world on Wednesday when the cover model for Will from Clockwork Angel made the reveal!

This is a stunning cover, very in line with the rest of the books. The beauty of it lit up Twitter for Cassie Clare like Grand Central Station. Most people believe it is the most beauitful cover yet and it does feature Jem, who I absolutely adore. For this cover, I love the staff, the background, the runes, THE HAIR, but something makes it hold back in being my favorite cover.

His face is too much of a focus point for my eyes to be able to take in the whole picture. On Clockwork Angel, the colors are all subdued and matching but here, his face just sticks out too much, almost as if it is protruding from the page. He is hott, and there is no denying it is still a gorgeous cover, but the spotlighting seems to be just a little too much on his face and I can't take my eyes away from it.

I absolutely cannot wait until December to get my hands on this book, both series are absolutely phenomenal series and Cassandra Clare does such an amazing job at writing. For her adoring fans, she also gave us an amazing extra teaser for the month of May. Did I mention it was amazing?

Tessa pushed the carriage curtains aside. Outside she could see the gaslights going by in a yellow blur; two children were slumped in a doorway, leaning against each other, asleep. Temple Bar flew by overhead.

“Have you ever thought of transforming yourself into one of your parents?” Will asked. “Your mother, or father? It would give you access to their memories, wouldn’t it?”

She turned to look at him. “I have thought of it. Of course I have. But I have nothing of my father’s or mother’s. Everything that was packed in my trunks for the voyage here was discarded by the Dark Sisters.”

“What about your angel necklace?” Will asked. “Wasn’t that your mother’s?”

Tessa shook her head. “I tried. I — I could reach nothing of her in it. It has been mine so long, I think, that what made it hers has evaporated, like water.”

Will’s eyes were dark blue in the shadows. “Perhaps you are a clockwork girl. Perhaps Mortmain’s warlock father built you, and now Mortmain seeks the secret of how to create such a perfect facsimile of life when all he can build are hideous monstrosities. Perhaps all that beats beneath your chest is a heart made of metal.”

Tessa drew in a breath, feeling momentarily dizzy. His soft voice was so convincing, and yet — “No,” she said, sharply. “You forget, I remember my childhood. Mechanical creatures do not change or grow. Nor would that explain my ability.”

“I know,” said Will, with a grin that flashed white in the darkness. “I only wanted to see if I could convince *you*.”

Tessa looked at him steadily. “I am not the one of us who has no heart.”

It was too dim in the carriage for her to tell, but she sensed that he had flushed, as he did when startled or upset, across the tops of his cheekbones. To her surprise, he reached out a gloved hand for her. It just brushed the edges of her curls, the kid leather smooth against her cheek — and the carriage wheels came to a jerking halt. They had arrived.
--Clockwork Prince c. Cassandra Clare

Armchair BEA: The End

This week has been absolutely phenomenal fun while I have been participating in the Armchair BEA event. I would like to say that next year I will be going to BEA but in truth, I'm going to be sitting right here on my outdated floral couch wrapped up in, maybe a different blanket! I had a great time listening to the discussion panel on Wednesday, checking out all the floor coverage, and writing all the daily topic posts. The giveaway for Summer and the City remains open until June 3rd and Armchair participants get extra entries but you don't have to be a participant to enter. On top of it all, I even won a prize from the Thursday Morning Twitter Party! The organizers have all been incredibly warm and welcoming, not to mention patient while I asked all my newbie questions. I came across amazing new bloggers and have gained some new readers as well, I hope that to all my new readers, you really do enjoy yourselves here!

Sadly, I did not have the opportunity to participate in the topic posting for Thursday and Friday. I had an emergency come up and I was unable to get everything written and scheduled (I have a posting plan, but I don't schedule many posts). So for that you can expect to see a couple more posts today including First Impressions Friday where I talk about the Clockwork Prince cover that was revealed at BEA this week and Follow Friday where I continue to spread more love amongst the blogging community.

It was really a great chance for me to get to know a lot of the book bloggers and for me to be so new, nearly 2 months old, I find that has strongly influenced my desire to make this blog work and work for me. Using this event and my love of reading, I have gained more wisdom than I thought was possible for my own desires and passion that is reading and it has helped me foster a healthy life decision.

In a parting thought, I still wanted to share the biggest tip that I can for bloggers...

Blog for yourself.

The moment that you feel you're obligated, it is no longer a hobby and no longer fun and you will find yourself miserable. When situations come up, accept that it is OKAY not to make a post, your readers are people and they know you're a person too. If you're not happy with something, fix it; I'm the queen of this but if you're not happy doing it, your readers will know and it will effect everything about your blog. Be strong. Be proud. BE YOURSELF.

Happy reading Armchair goers. The best of worlds are always found Within Pages....

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Armchair BEA: Sharing Blog Love

When you participate in a community as big and involved as blogging, you can't help but networking; networking is an integral part of life that helps propel us from point A to point B in a relatively painless way. Take for example, networking for a job! Job searching is drudging and horrible and sometimes starting out a blog can feel like the same level of defeat when you feel you're all alone.

When I started book blogging, there were several inspiration blogs that I found extremely amazing and they were part of my fostering movitvation to start my own. Some of them have even helped me in ways I could never begin to pay back (pay it forward!). When I have had a question, I've turned to tweet these lovely ladies, and have always gotten a helpful response and they always seem so excited to be doing what their doing.

PhotobucketThe Story Siren

I would also like to take this time to mention another blog that I have been following for quite some time and she is also a participant of Armchair BEA and that is Gripped Into Books. She has a lovely website and some great book selections. I would also like to congratulate her on her 700+ followers! She is still currently hosting her 500 Follower Giveaway with the chance to win 1 of 4 amazing prize packs. Check out the contest details and take a look at around at all the other goodies over there!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Girl in the Steel Corset Release & Trailer

Releasing today is the first book in a new steampunk series: Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross is hitting the shelves today, May 24. This book has already had flooded the blog world with great reviews and I cannot wait to check it out in all its steampunk glory! Not to mention the cover is absolutely gorgeous! Check out the synopsis and official book trailer!

In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one…except the "thing" inside her.

When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch….

Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she's special, says she's one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits: Emily, who has her own special abilities and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret.

Griffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help—and finally be a part of something, finally fit in.

But The Machinist wants to tear Griff's little company of strays apart, and it isn't long before trust is tested on all sides. At least Finley knows whose side she's on—even if it seems no one believes her.

Armchair BEA: Best of 2011

Today's topic for discussion for Armchair BEA goer's is the best picks of 2011. There are a bajillion new selections that come out every year, it is so many I have to make up a new amount for it. Here are some of my picks, I've broken it into a couple different categories!

New Releases

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

This book is fantastic. It is an extension to one of my favorite YA series The Mortal Instruments. Clare does a great job at creating a world in a brilliant Urban Fantasy setting full with the mix of a GREAT story and a HOT love. This extends into the series The Infernal Devices you'll here more about in a minute!

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Wow, Rhine is such a deep character and the world is so fully created and I am not left with a sense of confusion in the creation of her dystopian environment. I can feel the tension amongst all the characters while I read this book, as I am doing now.

I feel like Divergent by Veronica Roth is going to be on this list but I haven't had the chance to read it yet, it is next in the TBR!

Upcoming Releases

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

This release has been delayed from September to December of this year and the cover is to be revealed tomorrow morning at BEA and Mundie Moms will be sporting the cover reveal tomorrow with an Armchair BEA event! This book is the second in The Infernal Devices series, second to The Clockwork Angel which I absolutely adored. It has its own flair and uniqueness to it that I didn't expect with it being the prequel series to The Mortal Instruments.

Sacrifice by Melinda Metz & Laura Burns

This book is the sequel to Crave which received a five-star review from me. Crave ended in a very harsh cliffhanger so I cannot wait to get my hands on this YA vampire sequel.

Finally Read in 2011

Have I mentioned just how much I love Cassandra Clare? The Clockwork Angel was released in August 2010 and Crave was released in September 2010. I had heard great things about CA and I knew I would enjoy it having read The Mortal Instruments but I recently went into reading Crave completely blind, just grabbing it off the library shelf and I fell in love. The story was amazing. Strongly recommend either of these!

What are the books in your top for this year?

Monday, May 23, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Summer and the City

When I received Summer and the City in my mailbox a few weeks ago, I promised I would be hosting a giveaway for it! Well the time has come loyal readers, here is your chance to win this book! And what better timing than during BEA!? Of course, it was mere coincidence that I scheduled it that way, but oh what a serendipitous event!

Contest Details
  • Contest Ends June 3rd
  • Open to US only (sorry)
  • Must be 13 or older
  • At this time, following is required
  • Extra Entries are available
  • Fill out the form below to enter!
  • You DO NOT have to be a BEA participant
  • Comments are love but not entries
  • Winner will have 48 Hours to respond or another will be chosen

Armchairing the Book Expo America

Who am I...How do I Armchair?

I am a veteran blogger and have been topic specific for over a year and a half now, the problem with saying that is that my venture into book blogging has been short so far (for now) as it has only been a month and a half but I am really enjoying my venture into the world.

I am a twenty-something college graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Communications. I am attending some graduate school counseling to pursue the application to the University of Kentucky's School of Library and Information Science Masters Program. I went through a big problem facing the "What am I going to do with my life?" question. When I finally gave up my addiction to a video game, I reconnected with my love of reading and the light seemed to be turned on. In high school, I wanted to work at my public library back home, but they only staffed two librarians and it was too far away to drive to simply volunteer. In college, I was placed in the library for work study but my job was given away in some technical problems. And now, after realizing what I don't want to do, I know what it is I want to do and I want to be a librarian, preferably at the public library for public and wide-reaching events.

So here I am, throwing myself into my love of reading hardcore getting support from everyone I know and it is so exciting. There are some days that I don't find time to read because of different situations and I can only read one book at a time, so I meander through the literary worlds slower than some but then some days, when I get the time to myself, I can read a book a day. As I would love to go to a convention someday, Book Expo America seems like a great goal but for now, I am very excited to be lounging on my very old couch in my Maryland Terps blanket as an official Armchair participant. This June I am going to the Harrodsburg Book Festival since I live in Central Kentucky and I am looking forward to it!

5 Random Facts About Me
  • I've worn glasses since I was a freshman in high school
  • I have been dating my boyfriend for over 5 years
  • I graduated from Transylvania University in 2009
  • I currently work in the Child Care industry
  • I'm in a weight loss journey and am currently at -27 lbs.
Thank you so much for stopping by, I can't wait to meet all of you and be sure to check back the rest of the week for great goodies and Armchair fun! There will be a giveaway hosting tomorrow! I hope to see you around! I love introductions so be sure to say hi in the comments or join me on twitter!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

In My Mailbox (6)

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren; here we share with you, the lovely readers, what books came to us this week whether it be in the mail, from the library, purchased or borrowed.

Divergent by Veronica Roth
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Wither by Laura DeStefano
The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
Fallen by Lauren Kate
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Thank you, Natasha for my wonderful gift!

Be sure to let me know what it is in your mailbox!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Follow Friday (2)

In addition to First Impressions Friday, I take part in the blog hop Follow Friday hosted by Parajunkee.

It's circle time. Time for us to open up and share. 
Can you tell us FIVE quirky habits or things about you? We all have them...

Oh snap, these are all things none of us like to admit! I guess it is time to come clean...
  1. The one food I could never give up isn't even a food...its a condiment. I can't live without ketchup!
  2. I ask a LOT of questions. I know that it is annoying but its better than being uninformed.
  3. Does a pet peeve count as a quicky habit? Because nothing gets on my nerves more than seeing trash in a trash can with no trash bag!
  4. I can only read one book at a time. I can't organize or maintain reading multiple selections.
  5. I play totally geeky things like Dungeons and Dragons and up until recently World of Warcraft.
What about you? Can you relate to any of these or am I really just that strange? Drop a line!

First Impressions Friday (3)

First Impressions is a meme hosted here at Within Pages where we take a look at all things, mostly booky, and reflect on our initial thoughts. Non-bloggers, non-book bloggers, and everyone alike can participate. Feel free to drop your links or thoughts in the comments!

Recently, I posted my review of Holly Black's White Cat. By the time I finished the book, I enjoyed it considerably (it walked away with 3.5 stars). I thought it was interesting and funny though while I was reflecting back on my original thoughts when I first started the book that my first impression was different. This is a common occurance, it isn't like it is a rare situation, but I thought I would share my first thoughts (the whole point of FiF!).


Other than that, I was mildly concerned about being able to get into the head of a con-man/boy/murderer that Cassel was set up to be in the beginning.

Be sure to check out my overall thoughts by the end of the book in the review; it was an enjoyable read!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Review: White Cat by Holly Black

White Cat by Holly Black

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (May 4, 2010)
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages (Paperback): 310
Series: Curse Workers (Book 1)
Source: Library
ISBN-13: 9781416963967
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Cassel comes from a family of curse workers — people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they're all mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn't got the magic touch, so he's an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail — he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago. 

Ever since, Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his façade starts crumbling when he starts sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He's noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him, caught up in a mysterious plot. As Cassel begins to suspect he's part of a huge con game, he also wonders what really happened to Lila. Could she still be alive? To find that out, Cassel will have to out-con the conmen. 

Holly Black has created a gripping tale of mobsters and dark magic where a single touch can bring love — or death — and your dreams might be more real than your memories.


After getting into this book, I began to really enjoy the story that was being told. Black has constructed an alternate reality of Curse Workers that extends back into the most ancient of histories; workers populate Australia and the United States pilfering jobs for crime families like The Godfather.

In this sense, I thought that the story had a hint of a dystopian concept even though it wasn't a dystopia. In a world of curse workers, everyone is forced to wear gloves; everyone lives in fear of getting worked. In Cassel's world, someone coming at you with bare hands can be more deadly than a sharpened knife.

Black also had strong familial themes that ran through this book. After his heinous crime against Lila and the Zacharov family, Cassel's brothers were there to help him and make sure his crime went unpunished; the big brothers cleaning up the mess. But then, we also see the insanely dysfunctional side of his family and the family he realized he always wanted but never had. With a mother in jail, living in the house of a hoarder, and being released from school, Cassel begins to unravel the truth about families; even a deep level of loyalty he can't seem to shake.

As the story progresses, we have the privilege to watch Cassel grow as a person. Bearing witness to character development is a strong part of this book as we see him go from leading a life of "normalcy" to honestly having and trusting friends. His intelligence surges as he realizes the biggest con of his life. From the roof, the only place to go is down, but when he hits rock bottom and finds the truth, the only place for him to go is up.

The one aspect that caused me to not really love the book was the easy-to-unravel plot. It wasn't hard for me to know what was really going on with Cassel as to what he was and what was happening to him. But even knowing what was happening, the read was still enjoyable and Black's writing was great. It was also the first book that had a character with a name similar to mine (the same as my nickname): Lila. But that was a personal little smile point, and not really important to anyone else, I'm sure.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Review: Crave by Melinda Metz

Crave by Melinda Metz & Laura Burns

 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (September 21, 2010)
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages (Paperback): 278
Series: Crave (Book 1)
Source: Library
ISBN-13: 9781442408166
Genre: Paranormal (Romance)

Shay could never do the things her friends could--never try out for sports, never go to parties, never fall in love. Because of the mysterious and incurable blood disorder she was born with, she can barely make it through three days of school a week.

But now, her doctor-turned-stepfather has a brand-new treatment that he thinks will change everything. And it does. As soon as the new blood starts pumping into Shay's veins, she has visions of a different life...Gabriel's life. She sees an orphanage, loss, fangs, blood, and lust that she can't explain.

Is Gabriel real? And if he is, could he really be what she thinks he is?

I went into reading this book having nothing to go on but the cover and the synopsis; I picked it blindly off the library shelf and I was nervous. But sometimes, that experience is when we find the true jewels of the stacks and this book is one of them.

This book has deep and complex characters that tell their stories in dual perspective voice. Shay, the Sick Girl, finds an addiction to life; but it isn't just her life she is addicted to because there is Gabriel...Gabriel's life. Who is Gabriel? What is Gabriel? These questions compel her actions and her addiction and you find yourself wanting to ride the roller coaster with her; you want to experience life for the first time and with Shay, you can.

Through Gabriel's eyes, Shay has a remarkable connection to Gabriel and her unique take on life makes her stand out, makes him forget she's human...she's Shay. Love blossoms and grows into a complex relationship; one inspired through hope but started from desperation.

Their stories wrap into each other as you witness more and more of the history and the visions unfold until finally you hit the end. This book quickly replaced Twilight for me because of the elaborate character creation. Gabriel has true and sincere complexities unlike the popular Edward Cullen who simply feels he is a monster and dangerous. Gabriel has genuine family ties, clear and concise memories of his human life, his emotions, his last sunset; all the things that make him who he is. All the things that make Shay fall in love with him.

The worst part of this book is the cliffhanger ending. Towards the end of the book, the plot had me flipping pages and reading as fast as my eyes could cover the lines, the plot had reeled me in, I was in character heaven, then it was over. Gone. Done. Finite. And I am stuck in miserable suspense until Sacrifice releases in September. I long to continue my love affair with the Sick Girl and the Vampire.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Follow Friday (1)

In addition to First Impressions Friday, I have decided to participate in Follow Friday which is a networking feature hosted by Parajunkee. Here I am, makin' friends!

The Blogger Apocalypse made me a little emotional. 
What is the most emotional scene in a book that you have read lately?

This is a monster of a question because all the books that I have been reading lately have been inundated with tons of emotions. Finding love, feeling lust, utter sorrow, heartbreak, stress, and even more. So what book or scene is the most emotional out of it all? I think that my Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult will probably hold the number one spot overall but as of lately, Crave by Melinda Metz & Laura Burns holds the scene.

When you feel the desperation for Shay to not be a part of either world, to be in the moment just for one night, it's overwhelming and impossibly intense to feel that with her. I would love to tell you more about it but spoil it? Never!

PS. My review for this amazingly awesome book will be out next week.

First Impressions Friday (2)

First Impressions is a meme hosted here at Within Pages where we take a look at all things, mostly booky, and reflect on our initial thoughts. Non-bloggers, non-book bloggers, and everyone alike can participate. Feel free to drop your links or thoughts in the comments!

Breaking Dawn Part I

What is wrong with Alice's hair!? Seriously!? I mean she is supposed to have a really cute pixie cut and that is anything far from it; it kind of goes back to the weird style she had in New Moon and I am not a fan.

As for the honeymoon pictures, it kind of makes me jealous that Esme Isle doesn't really exist because someday, I will have my own honeymoon and I am sure it is a beautiful place to visit! I also notice a lack of bruising from the love scene. It seems that they have decided to tone down some of the scenes for the movie version, when I am sure it reaches a bigger audience but....perhaps it may also reach a younger audience. In an interview with Entertainment Weeky, Kristen Stewart said, "It feels like a real love scene, not necessarily vampire-y, which is good." Well, I am not watching for a lovey-dovey perfect human relationship (cough). But at least the wedding looks spectacular from what I can gather!

My last thought is what is up with the blondes? Are they the Denalis? Because...I kind of always pictured them much more attractive than that.

Nonetheless, I am still insanely excited to watch the movie and still curious as to how they will split it into two different parts.

If you're interested in Breaking Dawn Part I and enjoy these pictures, check out the wallpapers crafted at Novel Novice.

Freshly Pressed May 8-12

May 8

But I Love Him by Amanda Grace
Popular by Alissa Grosso

May 10

Die for Me by Amy Plum
Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs
The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
Flawless by Lara Chapman
Bitter End by Jennifer Brown
The Summer Before Boys by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Tighter by Adele Griffin

May 12

Kane Richards Must Die by Shanice Williams
Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando
Sparrow Road by Sheila O'Connor

Featured Book

Die for Me by Amy Plum
Series: The Revenants

 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?