Saturday, May 26, 2012

BlogTour: Exiled by J.R. Wagner

Title: Exiled
Series: The Never Chronicles
Author: J.R. Wagner
Media Type: (eARC) eBook
Source: thanks to JKSComunications
Publication date: June 5, 2012
pages: 288
Buy at: Amazon / Barns&Noble
Find out more at: Goodreads

Books Description
James has never known an ordinary life. As long as he can remember, he and his family have been on the run—moving from place to place, never settling down, never growing roots. Now, just when he’s on the brink of manhood, the very thing his family has been trying to prevent tears him from all he has ever known and thrusts him into a place where he is powerless and alone.

Bent on finding a way back, James must brave a place reserved for the worst of his kind. He quickly learns that the land itself poses a greater threat than its inhabitants and if he is to have any chance of returning, he must work with the very people he’s been raised to fear.

James has known magic since just after he was born. As a sorcerer, his skills are exceptional yet when he wakes in The Never, his abilities are gone. Armed with nothing but determination and the will to survive, he braves a land wrought with dangers, mysteries and temptations meant to ensnare both body and mind and prevent escape forever

 Book Review:

Exiled by J.R. Wagner was in short three words, captivating, thrilling, and mesmerizing. I said this because the book takes places with great action, great description of characters and great setting around the 1800’s in Europe. I love history, and I love when magic and history are combine to create a story, and Wagner did exactly that.

The Magic:
If you love fantasy you will love this book, there’s a lot of Captivating aspects within this magic world. There are so many scenes that I wish I could explain to you, but I’m afraid it will spoil the book for you. But I do have to say, that as I was reading the book, the magic and the whole systems reminded me of the world of Harry Potter, not that there’s any similarity, but the magic just felt a bit familiar and heartwarming. To say the least I liked it… (Sort of spoiler) especially the whole transportation, and the precautions for James to not be taken away.  J. Oh and the rules of magic, that was intriguing.

The Never:
In short words and not to spoil much about this place, the never is a place where people who done harm, or have broken the rules are Exiled. I love this whole concept, and again it reminded me of another great story, Peter Pan. But trust me, in this place there’s no Tinker Bell or anything like that, there’s simply a lot of weird and mesmerizing creatures as well as plants. I will actually like to visit this place, and in a way I did, through Wagner’s amazing story. 

The Time Period:
As I mention before, I loved the time period, and I also loved how each chapter jumped from place and time. It was hard to keep up sometimes, and I did seem to get lost at one point to another, but maybe I just got distracted.  However, I like that the story is told in a third person point of view, which a lot of authors do, but somehow they still remain with the same character just telling the story outside his mind. Wagner in the other hand did more than just that, he told the story in a third person point of view, but he didn’t remain with one character. He jumped chapter through chapter telling the story about James’s parents, and his as well. But even when he was telling what was going on with James, he didn’t just focus on him. He focused on the other minor character around him, making them the center of attention too, not just James.  This to me was really what I call a third person point of view, and I enjoyed really well.

I give it 4.5/5 blood droops. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Please Help a Fellow Blogger

I've recently went to go check the Fire and Ice blog as I usually do, and I found this post. It's so heartbreaking hearing that a fellow blogger from Once Upon A Twilight lost her home. I don't know her personally, but we're a community, and let's help one another.  My prayers go to her family, and I hope a brighter futures awaits for them. Here's the post for Fire and Ice, please help them. 

Once Upon a Twilight

One of our fellow book bloggers and affiliates Yara from Once Upon a Twilight suffered the loss of her home in two separate fires this weekend. We are so glad everyone is safe as no one was in the home when it caught fire, but they lost everything and we are hoping to help.

Yara far left and Heather second from right at BBC with fellow book bloggers.

 If you've ever met Yara you know how friendly, fun, hard working and genuine she is. She her husband and two boys are going to have a long road to rebuild ahead of them, which is where you can help.

TwilightMoms, Eve's Fan Garden and Late Bloomer Online have all posted the story to spread the word and a PayPal account has been set up for donations here. Every penny will go directly to Yara. Please give what you can, even if it's only a dollar. And send your prayers to the Santos family.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Welcome, to Trailer Thursday I weekly meme were book trailers, of either new releases or old ones will capture your minds.

This week we have:
By Sara Wilson Etienne
Publication Date: February 2, 2012
by G.P. Putnam's Sons BYR
Hardcover / 320 pages
Pre-Order the book at:
Amazon / Barnes&Noble

When sixteen-year-old Faye arrives at Holbrook Academy, she doesn't expect to find herself exactly where she needs to be. After years of strange waking visions and nightmares, her only comfort the bones of dead animals, Faye is afraid she's going crazy. Fast.
But her first night at Holbrook, she feels strangely connected to the school and the island it sits on, like she's come home. She's even made her first real friends, but odd things keep happening to them. Every morning they wake on the floors of their dorm rooms with their hands stained red.
Faye knows she's the reason, but what does it all mean? The handsome Kel tries to help her unravel the mystery, but Faye is certain she can't trust him; in fact, he may be trying to kill her - and the rest of the world too.
Rich, compelling writing will keep the pages turning in this riveting and tautly told psychological thriller.

Book Trailer

Isn't this by far the best trailer of 2012 so far. I can't bring myself to find the right words to how amazing it looks. The quality and best of all the acting, we all know that some book trailer have really bad actors, and the whole wig thing that some trailer try to pull off just looks stupid. But this trailer, OhmyGAGA its amazing. I love when Faye jumps out of the water, ugghhh I can feel the shills again. 

So what do you guys think, did you love it as much as I did? 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wednesday: Incarnate & Forbidden

Wednesday Wishes: is a weekly meme that will future books soon to be publish and that Wednesday wishes the date could come sooner, so that way we can all buy them and enjoy our happy readings

Wednesday Wishes this Week for:

by Jodi Meadows
Publication Date: January 31, 2012
by Harper Collins Children's Books
Hardcover/ 384 pages
Buy this book at:


Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?

Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.

Doesn't that just sound amazing? I want this book so freaking bad, like more than I need air. Well, maybe I do need air, but ughhh I want this baby so bad, and look at that freaking gorgeous cover. 

by Syrie James & Ryan M. James
Publication Date: January 24, 2012
by HarperTeen
Paperback/ 411 pages
Buy the book at:

She should not exist.

He should not love her.

Claire Brennan has been attending Emerson Academy for two years now (the longest she and her mom have remained anywhere) and she’s desperate to stay put for the rest of high school. So there’s no way she’s going to tell her mom about the psychic visions she’s been having or the creepy warnings that she’s in danger.

Alec MacKenzie is fed up with his duties to watch and, when necessary, eliminate the descendants of his angelic forefathers. He chose Emerson as the ideal hiding place where he could be normal for once. He hadn’t factored Claire into his plans. . . .

Their love is forbidden, going against everything Alec has been taught to believe. But when the reason behind Claire’s unusual powers is revealed and the threat to her life becomes clear, how far will Alec go to protect her?
I love Angels books, and there's apparently a lot of them. I think Angels are going to be the new Vampires for a while. 

So what are you Wednesday Wishes? 
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