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May 28, 2011

Spotted: Starcrossed UK Trailer

Hey everyone!

Did you see the UK trailer for Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini?! Wow! Just... Wow!


Well that's what I call a good trailer! I think it really gets the essence and the feeling of the book! And the actors are so cute! Anyway, I love it! (BTW, the book is super awesome! And it comes out in a few days in the US.)


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Now, on a side note for my Romanian fellows: I'm going to Bookfest tomorrow (the coolest national Book Fair around here). So if you want to meet and greet, or to keep you updated, to make pics, to get you books or anything (they have a lot of events, new releases, book sales and other cool stuff there)... Let me know. ;) I'll probably make a post on Sunday and tell you everything about it.*excited*

xoxo
Deea

Spotted: Starcrossed UK Trailer

Hey everyone!

Did you see the UK trailer for Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini?! Wow! Just... Wow!


Well that's what I call a good trailer! I think it really gets the essence and the feeling of the book! And the actors are so cute! Anyway, I love it! (BTW, the book is super awesome! And it comes out in a few days in the US.)


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Now, on a side note for my Romanian fellows: I'm going to Bookfest tomorrow (the coolest national Book Fair around here). So if you want to meet and greet, or to keep you updated, to make pics, to get you books or anything (they have a lot of events, new releases, book sales and other cool stuff there)... Let me know. ;) I'll probably make a post on Sunday and tell you everything about it.*excited*

xoxo
Deea

May 25, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (5/25)

Hi everyone!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
*Thanks Bewitched Bookworms for the lovely button!;)
 So here's what I'm waiting on this week:

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
by Michelle Hodkin
September 27th 2011,
 Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing 

Goodreads blurb: 
Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

There is.

She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.

She's wrong.


Oh my! This is yet another book that peaked my interest because of the cover! Isn't it gorgeous? Then of course, the intriguing blurb and all the great things I've heard about it and the awesomeness of the author helped too.:) I can't wait to get my hands on this one!

BTW, Michelle is hosting a giveaway on her blog, check it out for a chance to win an ARC of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer!




Pre-order at Amazon/The Book Depository

What are you waiting on this week?
xoxo
 Deea

Waiting on Wednesday (5/25)

Hi everyone!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
*Thanks Bewitched Bookworms for the lovely button!;)
 So here's what I'm waiting on this week:

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
by Michelle Hodkin
September 27th 2011,
 Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing 

Goodreads blurb: 
Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

There is.

She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.

She's wrong.


Oh my! This is yet another book that peaked my interest because of the cover! Isn't it gorgeous? Then of course, the intriguing blurb and all the great things I've heard about it and the awesomeness of the author helped too.:) I can't wait to get my hands on this one!

BTW, Michelle is hosting a giveaway on her blog, check it out for a chance to win an ARC of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer!




Pre-order at Amazon/The Book Depository

What are you waiting on this week?
xoxo
 Deea

May 22, 2011

The Secret Circle - yay or nay? (rambling)

Hello everyone!

All the buzz around CW's upcoming TV show, The Secret Circle, makes me wonder what do you guys think about all this? Are you excited or just rolling your eyes at yet another show based upon LJ Smith's books? Do you think it's going to be better or just living in the shadow of The Vampire Diaries? Or you just don't care about any of the TV shows? Let's discuss! :))

But first, let's recap:

The story: 

Cassie Blake was a happy, normal teenage girl - until her mother Amelia dies in what appears to be a tragic accidental fire. Orphaned and deeply saddened, Cassie moves in with her warm and loving grandmother Jane in the beautiful small town of Chance Harbor, Washington - the town her mother left so many years before - where the residents seem to know more about Cassie than she does about herself. As Cassie gets to know her high school classmates, including sweet-natured Diana and her handsome boyfriend Adam, brooding loner Nick, mean-girl Faye and her sidekick Melissa, strange and frightening things begin to happen. When her new friends explain that they are all descended from powerful witches, and they've been waiting for Cassie to join them and complete a new generation of the Secret Circle, Cassie refuses to believe them - until Adam shows her how to unlock her incredible magical powers. But it's not until Cassie discovers a message from her mother in an old leather-bound book of spells hidden in her mother's childhood bedroom, that she understands her true and dangerous destiny. What Cassie and the others don't yet know is that darker powers are at play, powers that might be linked to the adults in the town, including Diana's father and Faye's mother - and that Cassie's mother's death might not have been an accident.

The cast:

 
-The series stars:Britt Robertson as Cassie Blake, Thomas Dekker as Adam Conant, Gale Harold as Charles Meade, Phoebe Tonkin as Faye Chamberlain, Jessica Parker Kennedy as Melissa, Shelly Henning as Diana Meade, Louis Hunter as Nick, Ashley Crow as Jane Blake and Natasha Henstridge as Dawn Chamberlain.
- Based upon the book series by L.J. Smith (author of "The Vampire Diaries" book series)
- Executive producers Kevin Williamson ("The Vampire Diaries," "Scream," "Dawson's Creek"), Andrew Miller ("Imaginary Bitches"), Leslie Morgenstein ("The Vampire Diaries," "Gossip Girl") and Gina Girolamo.

The Promo:



 
Sneak peeks:



 
 (Feels familiar?)




 
 
You can find more deets and photos at the source: The Secret Circle Official Page @ CWTV or  TheSecretCircle.net.

As for me... Well, I'm really excited about it! The Vampire Diaries (the book series) was my least favorite from all LJ Smith's books and yet, I LOVE the show! (Damon!*swoon* Need I say more?!) But I really enjoyed reading The Secret Circle, so I can't wait to see what they make of it! There are going to be similarities between the two, of course (well, they both have CW's, LJ Smith's and Williamson's signature) but I trust them to do a good job (as long as they don't overdo the teen drama). And I'm not very happy about the actors starring the main characters, but maybe they'll win me over with magnificent acting! LOL

Ok, your turn to ramble. :)) Feel free to gossip or complain or to tell me who's your favorite actor or to squee in delight or whatever! If you haven't been raptured by zombies yet, that is. ;)

xoxo
Deea

The Secret Circle - yay or nay? (rambling)

Hello everyone!

All the buzz around CW's upcoming TV show, The Secret Circle, makes me wonder what do you guys think about all this? Are you excited or just rolling your eyes at yet another show based upon LJ Smith's books? Do you think it's going to be better or just living in the shadow of The Vampire Diaries? Or you just don't care about any of the TV shows? Let's discuss! :))

But first, let's recap:

The story: 

Cassie Blake was a happy, normal teenage girl - until her mother Amelia dies in what appears to be a tragic accidental fire. Orphaned and deeply saddened, Cassie moves in with her warm and loving grandmother Jane in the beautiful small town of Chance Harbor, Washington - the town her mother left so many years before - where the residents seem to know more about Cassie than she does about herself. As Cassie gets to know her high school classmates, including sweet-natured Diana and her handsome boyfriend Adam, brooding loner Nick, mean-girl Faye and her sidekick Melissa, strange and frightening things begin to happen. When her new friends explain that they are all descended from powerful witches, and they've been waiting for Cassie to join them and complete a new generation of the Secret Circle, Cassie refuses to believe them - until Adam shows her how to unlock her incredible magical powers. But it's not until Cassie discovers a message from her mother in an old leather-bound book of spells hidden in her mother's childhood bedroom, that she understands her true and dangerous destiny. What Cassie and the others don't yet know is that darker powers are at play, powers that might be linked to the adults in the town, including Diana's father and Faye's mother - and that Cassie's mother's death might not have been an accident.

The cast:

 
-The series stars:Britt Robertson as Cassie Blake, Thomas Dekker as Adam Conant, Gale Harold as Charles Meade, Phoebe Tonkin as Faye Chamberlain, Jessica Parker Kennedy as Melissa, Shelly Henning as Diana Meade, Louis Hunter as Nick, Ashley Crow as Jane Blake and Natasha Henstridge as Dawn Chamberlain.
- Based upon the book series by L.J. Smith (author of "The Vampire Diaries" book series)
- Executive producers Kevin Williamson ("The Vampire Diaries," "Scream," "Dawson's Creek"), Andrew Miller ("Imaginary Bitches"), Leslie Morgenstein ("The Vampire Diaries," "Gossip Girl") and Gina Girolamo.

The Promo:



 
Sneak peeks:



 
 (Feels familiar?)




 
 
You can find more deets and photos at the source: The Secret Circle Official Page @ CWTV or  TheSecretCircle.net.

As for me... Well, I'm really excited about it! The Vampire Diaries (the book series) was my least favorite from all LJ Smith's books and yet, I LOVE the show! (Damon!*swoon* Need I say more?!) But I really enjoyed reading The Secret Circle, so I can't wait to see what they make of it! There are going to be similarities between the two, of course (well, they both have CW's, LJ Smith's and Williamson's signature) but I trust them to do a good job (as long as they don't overdo the teen drama). And I'm not very happy about the actors starring the main characters, but maybe they'll win me over with magnificent acting! LOL

Ok, your turn to ramble. :)) Feel free to gossip or complain or to tell me who's your favorite actor or to squee in delight or whatever! If you haven't been raptured by zombies yet, that is. ;)

xoxo
Deea

May 18, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (5/18)

Hi!:)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
*Thanks Bewitched Bookworms for the lovely button!;)
 So here's what I'm waiting on this week:

October 4th 2011 by HarperTeen


A move to Ireland is about to introduce Megan to her destiny, her real destiny, can she embrace it and will she survive it?

A tragedy in Megan’s past set her on a predetermined course. A chain of events has been set in motion that brings Megan to Kinsale, a small town in the south of Ireland where her destiny awaits her. Her life starts to fall into place as she makes new friends and settles into her new school. However, the reclusive and distant Adam DeRís calls to her body and soul.

She finds herself increasingly drawn to Adam and his strange family. Adam knows a secret from her past and he and his family hold the key to her future. A future that binds her to Adam and his world, a world of power, mystery and ancient orders. A world that unbeknownst to her, she very much belongs in.

Yup, I'm already looking forward to fall releases - the books I  have in my TBR pile now (including the eBooks, eARCs and pre-ordered books) should be enough for this summer!*scoffs* But of course I wouldn't mind an ARC of Carrier of the Mark!:D

BTW, Leigh posted an excerpt here if you'd like to check it out. :)

Anyway, this books sounds pretty interesting. Ireland, power, mystery, ancient orders? Bring it on! And I LOVE the cover! So gorgeous! (Yet another one that matches my blog... Anyone noticed my obsession over darkish/blueish/grayish looking things?:)) Ha! You should see my room!)


So that's the book I'm eagerly anticipating this week. How about you?:)

Happy reading! I'm back to studying now...*sigh*
xoxo
Deea

Waiting on Wednesday (5/18)

Hi!:)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
*Thanks Bewitched Bookworms for the lovely button!;)
 So here's what I'm waiting on this week:

October 4th 2011 by HarperTeen


A move to Ireland is about to introduce Megan to her destiny, her real destiny, can she embrace it and will she survive it?

A tragedy in Megan’s past set her on a predetermined course. A chain of events has been set in motion that brings Megan to Kinsale, a small town in the south of Ireland where her destiny awaits her. Her life starts to fall into place as she makes new friends and settles into her new school. However, the reclusive and distant Adam DeRís calls to her body and soul.

She finds herself increasingly drawn to Adam and his strange family. Adam knows a secret from her past and he and his family hold the key to her future. A future that binds her to Adam and his world, a world of power, mystery and ancient orders. A world that unbeknownst to her, she very much belongs in.

Yup, I'm already looking forward to fall releases - the books I  have in my TBR pile now (including the eBooks, eARCs and pre-ordered books) should be enough for this summer!*scoffs* But of course I wouldn't mind an ARC of Carrier of the Mark!:D

BTW, Leigh posted an excerpt here if you'd like to check it out. :)

Anyway, this books sounds pretty interesting. Ireland, power, mystery, ancient orders? Bring it on! And I LOVE the cover! So gorgeous! (Yet another one that matches my blog... Anyone noticed my obsession over darkish/blueish/grayish looking things?:)) Ha! You should see my room!)


So that's the book I'm eagerly anticipating this week. How about you?:)

Happy reading! I'm back to studying now...*sigh*
xoxo
Deea

May 16, 2011

In My Mailbox #6

Hey!


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren and inspired by Alea @ Pop Culture Junkie.
I had a pretty good week - at least book-wise, so here's what I got:

  • Bought:
I respected my book buying ban for almost 2 weeks. That's too much already, so this week I ordered a few books (will post them as soon as I get them in the mail) and I bought some eBooks:

This book seems pretty awesome! I'm already a few pages into it and I love it so far! (Thanks Rachel @ Fiktshun for the recommendation!) Oh, and the author is uber cool!:)

I'm not a big fan of the cover, but the story sounds interesting enough!

OMG! Finally! Do you have any idea how long I've been wanting to read this?! And how frustrating it was to know the author was Romanian and the book was only available in the US?! The Book Depository (that's where I order my books from) didn't even have it and I'm still not on good terms with Amazon, so I just couldn't get it. But now... Thanks God for Smashwords! LOL Anyway, the story sounds really fun and... don't you think the cover is super cute? I still want the actual book, but the ebook will do for now. /end of rambling

I love books inspired by Greek mythology and I've been very curious about this one, so I got it as soon as I read positive reviews about it from bloggers I trust!

  • Borrowed:

I've heard mixed things about this one and I'm not sure it's worth my money (it's big and pretty expensive), but I'll give it a try! At least the narrator's voice is nice!LOL


  • Won:

Thank you Amber @ AwesomeSauce Book Club! You're the best!
(I've got books from her before hehe)


Swag from Kiki Hamilton (author of The Faerie Ring) - 
Thank you Kiki! I love it! 

  • RAK

WOW! This one has been on my wishlist since...forever! And finally, someone found it in their heart to give me the chance to read it!LOL Thank you, Emma @ BelleBooks!!! 

  • For review:


Yay! I can't wait for the blog tour!

via LibraryThing Member's Giveaway - they both sound pretty interesting

via NetGalley
 Thank you all!
(I'm a little worried about this list... I should get better at multitasking STAT!) 


And, as I said, it's been a good week - I've also won a few books but I'll share them only after I actually receive them. My books tend to get lost in the mail... Especially the signed and personalized ones! *sob*

I hope you guys had a great book week as well! Let me know what did you get in your mailbox!;)
xoxo
 Deea

In My Mailbox #6

Hey!


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren and inspired by Alea @ Pop Culture Junkie.
I had a pretty good week - at least book-wise, so here's what I got:

  • Bought:
I respected my book buying ban for almost 2 weeks. That's too much already, so this week I ordered a few books (will post them as soon as I get them in the mail) and I bought some eBooks:

This book seems pretty awesome! I'm already a few pages into it and I love it so far! (Thanks Rachel @ Fiktshun for the recommendation!) Oh, and the author is uber cool!:)

I'm not a big fan of the cover, but the story sounds interesting enough!

OMG! Finally! Do you have any idea how long I've been wanting to read this?! And how frustrating it was to know the author was Romanian and the book was only available in the US?! The Book Depository (that's where I order my books from) didn't even have it and I'm still not on good terms with Amazon, so I just couldn't get it. But now... Thanks God for Smashwords! LOL Anyway, the story sounds really fun and... don't you think the cover is super cute? I still want the actual book, but the ebook will do for now. /end of rambling

I love books inspired by Greek mythology and I've been very curious about this one, so I got it as soon as I read positive reviews about it from bloggers I trust!

  • Borrowed:

I've heard mixed things about this one and I'm not sure it's worth my money (it's big and pretty expensive), but I'll give it a try! At least the narrator's voice is nice!LOL


  • Won:

Thank you Amber @ AwesomeSauce Book Club! You're the best!
(I've got books from her before hehe)


Swag from Kiki Hamilton (author of The Faerie Ring) - 
Thank you Kiki! I love it! 

  • RAK

WOW! This one has been on my wishlist since...forever! And finally, someone found it in their heart to give me the chance to read it!LOL Thank you, Emma @ BelleBooks!!! 

  • For review:


Yay! I can't wait for the blog tour!

via LibraryThing Member's Giveaway - they both sound pretty interesting

via NetGalley
 Thank you all!
(I'm a little worried about this list... I should get better at multitasking STAT!) 


And, as I said, it's been a good week - I've also won a few books but I'll share them only after I actually receive them. My books tend to get lost in the mail... Especially the signed and personalized ones! *sob*

I hope you guys had a great book week as well! Let me know what did you get in your mailbox!;)
xoxo
 Deea

May 15, 2011

Review: Cameo the Assassin (The Cameo Series #1) by Dawn McCullough-White

Hey guys!

I know I haven't posted a review in a long time and I'm sorry about that, but I'm a bit overwhelmed with the amount of work I have to do lately! I just need to graduate already! *head desk*
Anyways, here's a book I had the chance to read a few weeks ago and I can't just let it go unnoticed:

Cameo the Assassin (The Cameo Series #1) by Dawn McCullough-White

Goodreads Blurb: The Kingdom of Sieunes is rife with taverns, dirty streets, and clay pipe smoking citizens all toiling to feed their families and keep themselves in something little better than rags. With a foiled revolution just ten years prior still burning in the hearts of many, the royals enlist the aid of assassins to keep things in order. The townsfolk entertain themselves by dreaming of better times to come and regaling in stories of the undead said to walk the graveyards at night... and of Cameo the killer with corpse-like eyes...
Scarred and jaded Cameo is one of the most effective assassins in the employ of the Association, moving from one mission to the next as long as the alcohol keeps flowing. Her acceptance of the murder-for-hire lifestyle is thrown into doubt when she meets a local highwayman with a penchant for fine clothes and women, and then she begins to think about breaking with the company but no one ever breaks with the Association under good terms.

My thoughts:

It took me longer than usual to read this book because it's a little out of my comfy zone (different from the books I usually read), but I'm very glad I read it. It's a very original and interesting Dark Fantasy novel which offered me a perfect escape from all the fantasy and paranormal books coming out lately!

Cameo, the assassin, was a fast paced, full of action read. The mystery and the suspense kept me interested and eager to know what happened next throughout the entire story and the main character is very unusual and interesting to read about.

So Cameo (what a cool name, don't you think?) is a witty, kick-butt heroine who kills people for hire. She's very mysterious and there is also something eerie about her - well, she's not quite human. And though this description may not sound out of the ordinary, believe me, there is nothing ordinary about Cameo. On the contrary, she is a very unique, complex and intriguing character. Because of her slightly unusual appearance and her reputation as an assassin, people are really afraid of her - they even have creepy stories about her:
Kyrian to Cameo: "My parents used to tell me stories about you when I was a little boy. Well, a rhyme really about how you killed children who didn't go to bed on time."
But something went wrong with her last mission and she found herself teaming up with a couple of highwaymen, because they were all considered responsible for killing the king. So they had to make a plan, flee town and stick together - which didn't make Cameo happy at all (at least not at first). She's used to being alone and minding her own business, and suddenly she felt responsible for other people too and she had to deal with far more challenges that she had ever expected. But with every new dangerous adventure, I got the chance to know more about all the gang members and to even understand Cameo better. She proved to be stronger and much more caring and selfless than people might have thought.
Kyrian was looking up at her, shocked at the warmth in her tone."You are Cameo?"
She smiled at him, the same caring smile she had gifted him with a moment earlier.
And despite the fact she wasn't much of a talkative person, everyone listened to her and respected her. I actually liked her attitude: she's mysterious and sarcastic, yet she makes her own decisions and sticks with them, no matter the consequences.
"You got your cameo brooch back I noticed, the one that was robbed from you," Wick clicked the pipe between her broken teeth.
"Yes."
"And yet that highwayman is still alive. Why is that, Cameo?"
"Shocking as it may seem, I don't kill every man, woman, and child I meet. I leave some of them alive for you to bully."
The story is very beautifully written and I found the time period and the setting really fascinating. But there was also something that kind of bothered me (does this surprise anyone? doubtful - I always find something to complain about - just ask Julia here LOL): the beginning of the story was a little slow and confusing. Also, the story was told from the third person POV and the switching from one POV to another really confused me at times, especially when it happened all of a sudden.

All in all, Cameo, the assassin is a dark, gritty yet entertaining read that offers an unusual blend of mystery, suspense, action, horror and just a touch of humor and romance. The strong, unique heroine will accompany readers in a journey set in an unusual, yet fascinating world where they will like to return.


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I really liked it! Read it ASAP!

*Book provided to me by the author in exchange for a honest review. Thank you Dawn!

Find the author on Facebook, Goodreads or at her website.
Buy the book via Amazon, Smashwords or Barnes & Noble.

xoxo
Deea

Review: Cameo the Assassin (The Cameo Series #1) by Dawn McCullough-White

Hey guys!

I know I haven't posted a review in a long time and I'm sorry about that, but I'm a bit overwhelmed with the amount of work I have to do lately! I just need to graduate already! *head desk*
Anyways, here's a book I had the chance to read a few weeks ago and I can't just let it go unnoticed:

Cameo the Assassin (The Cameo Series #1) by Dawn McCullough-White

Goodreads Blurb: The Kingdom of Sieunes is rife with taverns, dirty streets, and clay pipe smoking citizens all toiling to feed their families and keep themselves in something little better than rags. With a foiled revolution just ten years prior still burning in the hearts of many, the royals enlist the aid of assassins to keep things in order. The townsfolk entertain themselves by dreaming of better times to come and regaling in stories of the undead said to walk the graveyards at night... and of Cameo the killer with corpse-like eyes...
Scarred and jaded Cameo is one of the most effective assassins in the employ of the Association, moving from one mission to the next as long as the alcohol keeps flowing. Her acceptance of the murder-for-hire lifestyle is thrown into doubt when she meets a local highwayman with a penchant for fine clothes and women, and then she begins to think about breaking with the company but no one ever breaks with the Association under good terms.

My thoughts:

It took me longer than usual to read this book because it's a little out of my comfy zone (different from the books I usually read), but I'm very glad I read it. It's a very original and interesting Dark Fantasy novel which offered me a perfect escape from all the fantasy and paranormal books coming out lately!

Cameo, the assassin, was a fast paced, full of action read. The mystery and the suspense kept me interested and eager to know what happened next throughout the entire story and the main character is very unusual and interesting to read about.

So Cameo (what a cool name, don't you think?) is a witty, kick-butt heroine who kills people for hire. She's very mysterious and there is also something eerie about her - well, she's not quite human. And though this description may not sound out of the ordinary, believe me, there is nothing ordinary about Cameo. On the contrary, she is a very unique, complex and intriguing character. Because of her slightly unusual appearance and her reputation as an assassin, people are really afraid of her - they even have creepy stories about her:
Kyrian to Cameo: "My parents used to tell me stories about you when I was a little boy. Well, a rhyme really about how you killed children who didn't go to bed on time."
But something went wrong with her last mission and she found herself teaming up with a couple of highwaymen, because they were all considered responsible for killing the king. So they had to make a plan, flee town and stick together - which didn't make Cameo happy at all (at least not at first). She's used to being alone and minding her own business, and suddenly she felt responsible for other people too and she had to deal with far more challenges that she had ever expected. But with every new dangerous adventure, I got the chance to know more about all the gang members and to even understand Cameo better. She proved to be stronger and much more caring and selfless than people might have thought.
Kyrian was looking up at her, shocked at the warmth in her tone."You are Cameo?"
She smiled at him, the same caring smile she had gifted him with a moment earlier.
And despite the fact she wasn't much of a talkative person, everyone listened to her and respected her. I actually liked her attitude: she's mysterious and sarcastic, yet she makes her own decisions and sticks with them, no matter the consequences.
"You got your cameo brooch back I noticed, the one that was robbed from you," Wick clicked the pipe between her broken teeth.
"Yes."
"And yet that highwayman is still alive. Why is that, Cameo?"
"Shocking as it may seem, I don't kill every man, woman, and child I meet. I leave some of them alive for you to bully."
The story is very beautifully written and I found the time period and the setting really fascinating. But there was also something that kind of bothered me (does this surprise anyone? doubtful - I always find something to complain about - just ask Julia here LOL): the beginning of the story was a little slow and confusing. Also, the story was told from the third person POV and the switching from one POV to another really confused me at times, especially when it happened all of a sudden.

All in all, Cameo, the assassin is a dark, gritty yet entertaining read that offers an unusual blend of mystery, suspense, action, horror and just a touch of humor and romance. The strong, unique heroine will accompany readers in a journey set in an unusual, yet fascinating world where they will like to return.


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I really liked it! Read it ASAP!

*Book provided to me by the author in exchange for a honest review. Thank you Dawn!

Find the author on Facebook, Goodreads or at her website.
Buy the book via Amazon, Smashwords or Barnes & Noble.

xoxo
Deea
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