Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda

I picked up this book because of its beautiful jacket cover. I am not ashamed to say that is how I find most of my books. The following is the summary with my review after it.

As the youngest and only female member of the Knights Templar, Bilquis SanGreal grew up knowing she wasn't normal. Instead of hanging out at the mall or going on dates, she spends her time training as a soldier in her order's ancient battle against the Unholy. Billi's cloistered life is blasted apart when her childhood friend, Kay, returns from Jerusalem, gorgeous and with a dangerous chip on his shoulder. He's ready to reclaim his place in Billi's life, but she's met someone new: amber-eyed Michael, who seems to understand her like no one else, effortlessly claiming a stake in her heart.But the Templars are called to duty before Billi can enjoy the pleasant new twist to her life. One of the order's ancient enemies has resurfaced, searching for a treasure that the Templars have protected for hundreds of years — a cursed mirror powerful enough to kill all of London's firstborn. To save her city from catastrophe, Billi will have to put her heart aside and make sacrifices greater than any of the Templars could have imagined.

I was a little unsure of this book when I bought it. Whenever I would go into a book store I would see it, pick it up, read the summary and then put it back down. The other day I went shopping for a specific book but was uable to get it because the store did not have it, but they did have this one. So I finally gave in and purchased it. I am glad I did. I immediately liked the main character Billi. She is strong and independent but still has a vulnderability about her that shows she is only fifteen years old.
There is a good sized cast of characters in this book, not all of them likeable, but each with their own purpose. Of course there is Billi, and her dad, who is very firm and set in his ways when it comes to Billi. Her child hood friend Kay returns from being away for a year, which Billi has mixed feeling about. And of course the fellow Templars, some of wich are instantly loveable where others are not so much. I am making them out to sound like a band of merry men, but beleive me they are not. They are all warriors that I would never want to meet in a dark ally.
The villain in this story is a sly one. He targets every first born child in the city of London. And it is up to Billi and the rest of the Templars to stop him. How? You will have to read to find out.

Here is the link to the authors website. You can find short stories and other cool stuff.

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

For my first review I decided to chose a book that I recently finished, Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. Here is the summary, my review to follow.

Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those who have fallen -- and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.

I really enjoyed this book. I thought the plot was original and the book well written. The characters are what stands out to me. I can picture in my head certain people I went to high school with when I read the characters. I found it easy to get entwined in the characters lives. The progression of the relationships between them felt very natural. I would have to say my favorite character would be Patch. As male antagonists go, he is a good one. I enjoy a character that makes you swoon but also makes you laugh, and a slight edge of danger never hurt either.
Here is a link to watch the book trailor

First time blogger!

I am so excited to start a blog. I look forward to posting and the discussions that will follow!

As to the kinds of posts that will be showing up...
I love books. Even more I love talking about them. I read pretty much anything, Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance, Science fiction/fantasy, Mystery/Crime, Young Adult, etc.
You could say it will be a book review/discussion blog. And whatever else flits through my head!