Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bookish Pet Peeves Part 1

Part 1 

Hello everyone!  I have many reviews I am working on right now but this post has been rambling around in my head for some time and I think it’s something we can all relate to.  Bookish Pet Peeves.  This post will be in 2 parts. 


Part 1 is going to focus on the physical book buying/owning aspect, whereas, Part 2 will focus on my pet peeves in the stories themselves.  Part 2 is going to be posted on my dear friend and fellow book nerd Sarah Leigh's blog, A Girl Who Reads.  So check there for part 2.  I’m sure many of you will agree with me on most and may even have some of your own I’ve neglected to mention so please share them below so we can add them and discuss.  Let's get right into them the Bookish Pet Peeves, in no particular order.

1) Stickers.  I understand needing to pu
t them on for pricing and jazz sure. How is it possible though that some use the nice glue that peels off super easy and others seem to be welded onto the book cover and unwilling to let go without serious work or *gasp* possible book damage.  My thoughts are to only use the good easy to peel, non residue leaving glue or don't use stickers at all.
                1A) Placement.  This one needs a sub category.  Even the good stickers sometimes suffer from…bad placement.  If I’m browsing through the store, perusing the beautiful books on the shelf and come across one of interest I would like to be able to read the back of the book and discover what it is about and if I want to take it home with me.  That is rather hard when a sticker is taking up half the summary space.

2) Cover changes.  How many of you have started a series with a cover you may or may not adore only to have the at least one book, many times the last one, in the series changed?  Yep, I hate it.  They no longer match on my beautiful shelf.  Worst of all is when you can’t even recognize it.  The change looks so completely different that you would never guess it was part of a series but something completely different.  Example: Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi or The Curse Workers series by Holly Black to name a few that I own.  With Shatter Me in order to get a matching set you have to get paperback or you have to get the miss match covers.  Why? 

                *Side note I recently learned via booktube that the hard covers for Stephanie Perkins books, are being re-jacketed so they match.  OMG how flipping awesome is that?  All publishers should do that, and have an option where people like me could order just the matching cover.

3) Series format changes.  This is similar to #2 as it changes the appearance of the series but is more focused on the books that start out in paperback as the only options available and then as it becomes popular the other half come out in hardcover.  Fine, I get it that they didn’t have hardcovers at first, but why not capitalize on the fact that people like myself would rebuy the first book or 3 in hardcover if it was offered, with a matching cover that is?  Perfect example:  The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. 

4) Books in a series not marked. Recently I’ve purchased a lot of books, many were complete series, that I have not had the pleasure of reading yet.  It is an exciting thing to receive all the books in the mail and then sort through them and put them on your shelf.  However, if you haven’t read the books yet, it may be difficult to put them in the correct order, and reading the synopsis on the back would just spoil you.  I wish they would clearly mark somewhere on the book spine, front, or even the title page what book # it is in a series.  Save me the hassle of looking it up.  Also this would allow someone picking up a brand new book to see and prepare for a series and not a stand-alone.  I would have loved to know many of my books were going to be series before starting them, I might have held off a little longer so the wait would have been shorter before the next book. 

WHY?  JUST WHY?
5) Bent pages.  I am very OCD about my books, I will not just pick it up off the shelf and buy it in the store.  No.  I have to page through it to make sure there are no stray marks on the pages, tares, or anything that otherwise make it less than the perfect book for me.  Sarah Leigh has learned this while shopping with me and normally just hands me the book for inspection.  Grasshopper learned fast.  This is also why I am super picky about who I lend books out to, with understanding of not to dog ear my pages for fear of ninja attack.  This is why I also normally lend them out with a book mark handily inside.

6) Standard size.  I have a good collection of both hardcover and paperback books.  I prefer the hard covers for many reasons.  One of those reasons being that the hardcover books seem to have a standard size.  I'm not talking length but height, you have the average book and the tall book.  Okay two options I can work with and all my shelves can be level and even, with a rare exception.  Then you have the paperback.  They have so many different heights it is insane to try and line them up evenly on your shelf, they never work, I have about 8 different heights on one shelf and it drives me bonkers. You would assume it would make sense to only have 1-2 format sizes, that it would save money right?  What do I know? 


                There you have my 6 main Bookish Pet Peeves dealing with the physical.  Stay tuned and I’ll have Part 2 up on Sarah Leigh's blog tomorrow.  Share your own physical book pet peeves with me below.  

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Book Events! My First experience and more to come!

                Today is about book events.  I am new to the world and have some things to share and some things to ask my fellow book lovers.  I had the pleasure of meeting P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast on Thursday on tour for Redeemed, the last book in the House of Night series.  I have been reading these books since 2009, after book 5 came out.  I was just getting back into the reading for pleasure game and a friend had them and loaned them to me.  I remember I was working that Friday-Sunday 12 hr shift nights and it was pretty dead so I finished all 5 in that time, then I wanted more and had to wait.  The story of a book lovers life, right?  When a new one comes out, I go and get it.  P.C. Cast is what I consider an auto-buy author.  I have all the HoN books with novellas and other books, her Divine/Parthalon series, and her romance series The Goddess Summoning series, and I love them all.  
               I have never been to any book event before, because, well honestly I live in South Georgia and no one comes around here and when I hear about them coming within a reasonable distance its either too late or something comes up.  So when I found out they were going to be in Atlanta I was excited.  Grant it, not the closest but 3.5 hours was doable.  I got the day off with work, had a dentist appointment in the first half of the day too, and drove up then back after it was over.  A long day in the vehicle but it was so worth it.

               My first book event was a huge success.  First and foremost, P.C. and Kristin were so amazingly sweet and funny to listen to.  They answered a ton of questions for the audience and made jokes but also kept the spoilers down for those who didn't read the new book yet, having had to purchase it there, I'm a fast reader but not that fast lol.  I got my book signed by both of them along with the poster I won.  Yes I totally won a poster, 1 of 3 and I got first dibs.  That was so hard, choosing which picture I wanted more.  I also got some photos of them and me with them while they were signing!  But even more fun than that, I made some new bookish friends!  Yes my normally shy self decided if I was going to go to these events I was going to be chatty and put myself out there and make friends, it’s the only way to go and I am so happy I did.         
     
              While discussing books with my new friends, I learned another favorite and auto-buy author of mine, Maggie Stiefvater is going to be in Atlanta this month.  I was beyond elated at the news.  The day is not so easy, work wise and I thought I wouldn't be able to do it but my wonderful shift partner said she'd be willing to swap days off with me for it!  Happy dance.  Now I'm planning to make the drive up once more in just over a week.  Bright side, trips so close, probably won't get lost.  Hopefully!
  
                Aside from Maggie Stiefvater coming to Atlanta and hopefully seeing her, I have another event I'm super stoked about: YALLfest.  I found out about YALLfest and I started planning right away to make sure I could have the money to make the trip and of course the time off to do it as well.  Everything is lined up and my good friend Sarah Leigh is even going with me!  If you guys don't know about YALLfest don't worry I didn’t know about it either until earlier this year.  It's a book lovers event.  It's 60 of the most popular YA authors coing together and doing signings, panels, presentations and such.  The best part, the event is FREE!  Yes the major event is free, there are a few things that have tickets, a few talks and jazz but that’s due to limitations on the space and such but they are like $7 tickets so totally affordable. This wonderful even will take place in Charleston, SC on Friday Nov. 7th- Saturday Nov. 8th.  It's going to be at Blue Bicycle Books and surrounding venues. 

                 How cool is that?  The list of authors, here, is insane.  I have read a bunch of these and so many others I have the books but haven't made it to them yet.  Now I'm motivated.  I want to have something to talk about when I get to meet them and ask them to sign my books!  Also, if any of you watch Team Epic Reads who do Tea Time on Wednesdays they will be there as well hosting the YA Smackdown I believe.  I'm stoked and have my ticket for that.  

                Anyways I don't know where everyone is from but if you are planning to be there send me a message in the comments or e-mail or whatever.  It'd be great to see everyone and make meet more friends!  I don't have everything planned out but we have our few tickets and hotel and everything else is going to be a new experience.  I'm currently deciding the best way to transport all of my books.  So yes if anyone is going or wishing they could go, which author going would you be most excited to meet?  Comment below, I may have a giveaway afterwards if I get some goodies!  Also if anyone has advice for me I'm all ears as well.  I'll update when I know more.  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Angerlbound: Armageddon- Hell Yeah!


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                Two days back to back!  This one is a bit late but had a bit of an injury on the hand which makes this a tad bit more difficult, but I can manage.  As promised, today I’m reviewing the other book to release yesterday for Ink Monster, and that is Armageddon the 3rd book in the Angelbound series written by Christina Bauer.  I received this as an ARC from NetGalley and Ink Monster for my honest review.  There will be spoilers for the first 2 books in her and again, if you haven’t started the series yet I highly recommend it.  If you want to check out my reviews of Angelbound or Scala click the titles then come back.  Also, the first book in the series is also in a bind-up with Becoming Alpha.  

                So I went into this book with no information on what it was about.  I didn’t look at the synopsis or anything.  I knew it was book 3 in a series I love and had Myla on the cover looking all bad ass in her fighting suit and her dragon tail ready for action.  Once I was a few pages in I did go back and read the start which cleared up my confusion.  This book skips ahead and takes place 5 years from where Scala left off.  Once confirming I hadn’t missed anything important, like a novella, in there somewhere I was good to go once more.     We pick up the story with Myla and Lincoln married and splitting their time between Purgatory and Thrax, after all they are King and Queen.  They also have a little boy named Maxon, yes it looks like Myla’s inner lust demon was finally let out on Lincoln.  Things have been relatively good and drama free but Myla needs to put her fighting suit back on and fight her biggest battle yet, in Hell.  She'll face Armageddon, The King of Hell, himself when he kidnaps her son.  A war between the after-realms is emanate and will likely result in millions of lives lost.  So Myla devises her own plan, a small attack team to rescue her son and avoid war.

                Armageddon is another quick read from Ink Monster.  They are wonderful at packing a story full of all the good things but keeping the pacing moving along without a single slow spot so you sit down to read and get up when it's finished.  I love reading about Myla, she is such a kick ass character, literally she used to fight in the arena!  Now she has her Scala powers, and the power that comes from being a Queen of the Thrax and the daughter of the president of Purgatory.  She is also part fury demon and a mother and you don't mess with a mothers child and not deal with her wrath.  There is a lot going on in the story and at first the 5 year skip made me sad, so much stuff we missed, but then after thinking about it, doing this they had a different story to tell instead of risking any repeating.

Next book already has a cover!
                So there is plenty of non-stop action going on in the story, given.  There is also a new emotional attachment.  Myla and Lincoln are parents, which means carving out alone time for themselves between their busy schedules.  There is still great chemistry between those two and they are able to bring out the best in one another.  The plot of this story is fast paced and you are drawn quickly into the world once more, trying to figure out how Armageddon plans to get his hands on Myla and Lincoln's son and then how to get him back without playing into a trap. 

                I give this book 5 Igni easily and can't wait for the next one to come out.  If you like quick reads with great characters that get your heart racing, action, and suspense check out the Angelbound series. 


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Alpha Divided...Need I say more.


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                Okay so today is a very exciting day, we have 3 great books coming out.  I’ve been talking about this for a while now, including the bind up that was released earlier this week that holds book 1 in The Alpha Girl series.  Books out today are Cipher which I reviewed here; Armageddon (Angelbound #3), which I’ll review tomorrow; and the book I’m going to be reviewing today Alpha Divided.  I was lucky enough to receive all three of these book ARC’s from NetGalley and Ink Monster.  So check them out today.  If I didn’t mention, Alpha Divided is the 3rd book in the Alpha Girls series so from here on out there will be spoilers for the previous two books.  Kinda hard to talk about book 3 at all without out them, so be warned. For my original reviews for Becoming Alpha and Avoiding Alpha click on the title.

                Alpha Divided picks up pretty much just where Avoiding Alpha leaves off.  Tessa is still trying to figure out her life and the consequences that they are still working through from book 1.  The same thing that started it all, Tessa meeting Dastien and him biting her and turning her into a werewolf.  Since then she has fought vampires, learned she was supposed to lead a witch coven before the whole werewolf thing, broken a curse to save a friend, and fought her own issues to be with her true mate.  Things are even looking up, Tessa and Dastien will have a wonderful full moon ceremony to officially bind them and also make their case stronger.  That is until the local coven crash the party and throws down an ultimatum, give Tessa back to the witches or face war with the witches.  There is no good choice.  Tessa doesn’t want to cause a war but she also knows she can’t make the coven happy.  She’s a werewolf now and her place is as an Alpha in the pack, not part of the coven she is sure practices dark-magic.  She may not have the different sides of her life figures out yet but one thing Tessa is sure of, Dastien.  So a life where they are parted isn’t in the card.  Tessa must walk a delicate line to help save as many lives as possible.

Such pretty covers
                This book has a lot going for it just with that alone.  It ramps up the relationship feels for sure.  The connection that Tessa and Dastien have is so strong and beautiful.  They have to face some pretty tough things and the reader, along with Tessa, finds out just how strong the bond is.  We also get a look inside the coven, and a closer look at the darkness there.  Tessa is by no means happy with the current situation but she is determined to help out where she can and as consolation prize she gets to learn some more about her past, her family, and oh yeah her bruja side. 

                The series as a whole flows so easily, I read through it in one sitting.  I devoured the book and didn’t put it down until the end, where I got my heart broken that I have to wait for more about Tessa and Dastien.  Their connection is a main focal point for the series thus far, at least for me, but in this we get to see how other react to it.  We’ve been surrounded by other pack members who understand the whole dynamic even when Tessa didn’t.  Now she has to explain it to the coven and it becomes clear it wasn’t an accident or a purposefully slight against the coven.  You also have the connection she has to her family, as she uncovers the past truths and digs deeper into the world she was meant to lead.

I don’t want to give any more away, I want you to go into it unspoiled and ready for the feels and the action.  Aside from the having to wait part at the end, I am in complete love with this book as I have been with the series so far.  It holds a magical combination of fast paced action, mystery, witty dialog, and of course the romance makes it a winner.  I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying this book.  It had me so worked up at parts where I had to set the kindle down and lean over it because I was scared I’d squeeze my poor kindle too hard waiting for what would happen next. 

All 3 available today!
Alpha Divided is available today so check it out.  Again if you’re new to this series I highly recommend it, 5 Stars.  The first book of the series is also in a bind-up with Angelbound which I mentioned a few days ago, here, so feel free to take advantage of that deal as well.  Also out by our talented Aileen Erin is Cipher, and Armageddon by Christina Bauer which I’ll be reviewing tomorrow to check back then!


Saturday, October 11, 2014

1 Great Bind-Up with 2 Fantastic Books!


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                Hello blog peoples!  I'm coming at you with another short and sweet post.  Coming up in the next couple of days I'll be bringing you detailed reviews of 2 different books both 3rd books in their respective series by the wonderful publishers at Ink Monster.  These books are Armageddon in the Angelbound series and Alpha Divided  in the Alpha Girl series.  Now I bring this up because a bind up of book 1 for both series Angelbound and Becoming Alpha cleverly titled Angels & Alphas is now available and currently for only $0.99.  That's way cheap for 2 great books in 1!  So here is a brief preview to help entice you:

                Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin

Tessa doesn't realize that kissing the wrong guy in her new Texas town could land her in far more trouble than she ever imagined.  Like being forced to attend St. Ailbe's Academy, a secret boarding school for werewolves.  Even if the wrong guy did accidentally turn her into one of "them," Tessa can't help her growing attraction to the mysterious Dastien Laurent.  But when vampires attack St. Ailbe's and her visions pinpoint an enemy in their midst, Tessa realizes that boy drama and her newfound canine tendencies might just be the least of her problems.  Click here for my full review.
  
                Angelbound by Christina Bauer

Eighteen-year-old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things:  kicking ass and kicking ass.  She's not your ever day quasi-demon, half-demon and half-human, girl.  For the past five years, Myla has lived for the days she gets to fight full-blodded demons in Purgatory's Arena.  But when the demons start to act weird, even for demons, and the King of Hell, Armageddon, shows up at Myla's school, Myla knows trouble is coming with a capital T.  Things heat up when Myla meets Lincoln, a super-sexy half-human and half-angel demon hunter.  But what's a quasi girl to do when she falls for a demon hunter?  With a love worth fighting for, Myla may just shake up Purgatory.  Click here for my full review.
Coming Soon


                So there you have it.  Two books in one for a crazy cheap price to get you started on the series.  Plus a bonus chapter of their newest book in a brand new series I reviewed a few weeks ago, Cipher.  I'll have the reviews for the latest books coming Tuesday when they release so stay tuned.  

Monday, October 6, 2014

Get Your Own Charming Today!


                Hello friends, while I work on typing up some more reviews for you to enjoy I wanted to give a quick shout out.  I reviewed Charming by Krystal Wade a little while back as an ARC, you can see my review here.  Well fellow readers, Charming is officially available today and on sale for one day only for just $0.99 on Kindle so you can go ahead and pick up your copy now, I know my matching physical one is on its way.  If you somehow missed news about this book, here is a quick blurb to get wet your lips. 

They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and that’s great…as long as you don’t die.

Sixteen-year-old Haley Tremaine had it all:  top-notch school, fantastic family, and a bright future, but all of that changed when an accident tore her family apart.  Now, an alcoholic father, a bitter younger sister, and a cold headstone bearing her mother’s name are all she has left.
Chris Charming has it all:  a powerful CEO for a father, a prestigious school, and a fortune at his fingertips, but none of that matters when he lands a reputation as a troublemaker.  Struggling to follow in his father’s footsteps, he reaches out to the one person he believes truly sees him, the one person he wants:  Haley.
Little do they know someone’s determined to bring the two together, even if it means murder.
 
                 Well I hope you are intrigued.  I won’t go into another review if you want to read my full thoughts on the book you can read my review.  I will simply say I really enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading it again.  Get your copy today!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

More Cora and Echo in Souls by Ednah Walters

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                As promised more reviews!  Let's jump right in.  Today we have Souls by Ednah Walters, which is the 2nd book in the Grimnirs series and book 5 in the Runes series.  Now for a brief run down the Runes series is the main story and told from the POV of Raine.  The Grimnirs series has  two books in it thus far  and follow in tangent with the original, however,  focuses on Cora and are told from her perspective.  I adore having Cora's thoughts on things and having a more central story focused on Cora and Echo.  These stories also come out in two versions, the original and a clean version that tones down the sex/language to me appropriate for younger readers.  You can also check out my reviews for Runes, Grimnirs, and Seeress.

                Now down to the goodies which will contain spoilers from the previous books in the series so if you're not caught up yet go read them and come back.  You've been warned.  So we left off after a bit of a battle royal in the forest with the Valkyries and the evil Immortals.  Well Cora is still doing her thing in helping souls find closure, even though her sexy soul reaper boyfriend Echo doesn't always like the toll it takes on her.  Still he is a good boyfriend and is her perfect partner in this as he reaps the souls after she finishes.  That is until she meets with a dark soul.  Yep, and not just some twisted psycho but something much darker.  Now Echo wants her to stop.  She is caught between what she feels is right and what Echo wants from her.  Add to that the other reapers trying to track this dark soul down and you have a mess.  Even her Valkyrie friends don't understand why she would ever help a dark soul.  Cora feels there is more to it than she's been told and that this dark soul may be the key to stopping a much more sinister plot against her and her friends. 

                As I mentioned I love me some Cora and Echo.  He is such a good guy bad boy.  He is a reaper, one of Hel's best, and he is very confident in himself but when he's with Cora he's different.  I enjoy watching the different interactions with him and seeing how Cora interrupts him.  She knows how it would look to others and what she has given up to be with him but she doesn't care.  Some things she still has her moments on, come on what girl wouldn’t like a boyfriend to take her out in public ever once an a while.  Still reading them together even when they don’t agree, because lets face it they're both stubborn.  Its swoon worthy.  His need for her comes through and makes me want to warm him up after his trips to Hel.  And Cora, she has grown a lot over the series.  She was all hot guy of the week blog but now she has seen what's really out there and wants to help people.  She isn't the type to sit back and let her supernatural boyfriend do all the work, she wants to contribute too.  So she helps souls even when it takes a toll on her.  She is a strong character who takes what is given to her and rolls with it the best way she can.  At the same time she is totally mushy and in love with her guy even though she hates being 'that girl' sometimes.  Though I would never classify Cora as a girl who needs her guy to be complete, I simply think that what they have makes them both stronger and its okay to need/want that. 

                We've covered their chemistry.  Scorching.  Echo has also grown since we first met him and although he doesn’t care to have a ton of people around he is slowly coming out of his solitary life.  He has friends now even if no one will admit it.  Cora is good for him in that way, she loves him and their time together but she isn't given up her friends and family to spend every second with him but instead pulls him into it.  Even if he doesn't always make it easy or play fair.  I also liked that in this one we got more of Raine, Torin, and the gang.  Cora's relationship with Echo is great but we also see more of her with Raine.  They had been friends for years and we see that closeness in here.  I could easily see their relationship, not many words needed to discuss something, just needing a hug, and always standing by one another in any situation.  Also unlike Raine, Cora has to do all this supernatural stuff without her parents knowing which means lies and cover stories.  That can't be easy for when you have a good and close relationship with your parents like she has.  And I love that the author didn’t just shove that aside either and made it clear. 

                Oh the feels.  I won't say when, if you haven't read this book, but there were a couple of scenes where it pulled on my heart strings and gave me a serious case of the feels where I had to stop reading for a bit and do something else.  Hey I was at work and I refuse to cry because of a book at work; the guys would never let me live it down and I'd scare people away if they came to the window.  So keep tissues handy. 
December is a long time...


                Not just Cora/Echo hotness, or tears, there was a lot of action going on between the fighting and the mystery to solve.  We also learn more about the marks put on Cora that make her soul cat nip.  It also left plenty of questions unanswered that I hope will come up in the next book.  The stories really do line up perfectly and I can't wait to see what happens next in Witches in December.   With all this, if it wasn't clear I give Souls 5 Stars.  Anyways Souls came out September 29th so check it and the other books in the Runes and Grimnirs series out.  You can click here for a list of the books in order to make it super easy.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

New Series! The Shadow Raves: Cipher

Ink Monsters little logo...isn't it cute.
                Hello everyone I have some exciting news.  I have a bunch of book reviews coming soon to share with you.  And one of my dear friends who is pretty hilarious and unique has decided to take me up on my offer and is considering doing a guest post here and there at her fancy which is something to look forward to.  While we work on the details of that I’ve got lots of books and reviews to do as well, a few ARC’s and new releases.  First of which is going to be the first book in a new series put out by Ink Monster, CipherCipher is the first book in The Shadow Raven series but as I understand it will have a different author on their team, two of which are on my favs list already, writing a full length store in the tale but different novellas in the time between.  See Ink Monster is different as they collaborate and put out books in the series, even if it's just a shorter novella type store, every 6 months or so, meaning less waiting for us impatient readers.  The first book in The Shadow Ravens series, Cipher, is written by Aileen Erin who writes the Alpha Girls series I have been reading and reviewing.  Also side note the next one in that series should be out soon as well.

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                Today though is all about the new series and that starts with Cipher.  In the future world with enhanced DNA where people can become super powerful, super smart, to name a few even immortal, not ever helix is good.  Where a helix would show pride and enhancements, those marked with a red helix are marked with a death sentence, unstable DNA.  Cipher is one of those lucky ones with unstable DNA, which might explain why she can manipulate electricity.  When she was only eight years old she made the mistake of letting her ambitious uncle know what she was and that got her parents killed and put her on the run.  She's been running for the past 12 years but is tired of running and hiding and wants more than to just survive.  She wants her life back.  Risking being caught she uses her hacking skills to break into the mainframe but before she can go through all the info she kinda has a electrical surge and fries her processor.  Not cheap and she has to get a new one up to her standards, which puts her on a path to meeting her online friend Knight who is different than she expected.  Trust doesn't come easy for her but between her one honest in person friend she allowed herself to make and this online pal Knight coming into the flesh she years for a life she isn't sure she can have.

                This book was a quick read; I read it in one slow shift at work.  I couldn’t put it down and was slightly more anti-social than normal when co-workers wanted to talk.  What can I say?  The story goes between Ciphers and Knights POV so we see each of them through different glasses.  You see how they think of themselves and how the other sees them and I always find that great because you can sometimes over look things in yourself and others see them clear as day.  Cipher is an amazing hacker who has wild blue hair, piercings, and a few tattoos to remind her of things she has given up.  Mostly she is lonely, always on the run, but has allowed herself to stay a little longer than normal and actual have a friend in the real world.  And Knight, her cyber buddy who makes her favorite processor, is on his own quest searching to repay a debt and protect but stuck in a horrible spot to make it happen.  There is a lot going on in the story and I don’t want to say too much for fear of spoiling you, and you all know how I feel about spoilers, but it will keep you on the edge of your seat with actions, chases, fights, etc.  And you also have the connections between the characters and how they develop. 

                I will end this saying one of the things I love most about these books from Ink Monster is there goal is to create worlds and kiss ass characters which I love.  I give it 5 Knight Processors.  I hope you all will give Cipher a chance and fall in love as well.  Cipher comes out on October 14th.