Monday, March 25, 2013

Our [NEW BLOG!] name ;)

We've been deciding for a while that we need a new blog name. 
We felt that YA Vixens was just too misleading, since we're both been reading a LOT of New Adult, and to be fair... We didn't want to have a genre specific name anymore. So, We decided to keep the Vixens name, and embark on a new adventure as: The Reading Vixens.

PLEASE Continue to follow us, over at the new blog. WE LOVE YOU ALL! You've been there for us as the YA Vixens, and we would be honored if you would re-follow us as The Reading Vixens.
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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Review: Keeping Never - C.M. Stunich

Keeping Never - C.M. Stunich

Tasting Never

Keeping Never is the 3rd book in the trilogy "Never Say Never". What a great trilogy it was, at that. In the first Novel, you hear about Never's back story. In the second novel, you get more insight into Never, and you start hearing about Ty's back story. In this novel, you get FULL disclosure on Ty's past. 

First off, I love Ty and Never. They're so blunt, honest and beautifully broken. Being broken only means you need to be fixed. Ty is the glue that holds Never together and Never is the heart in Ty's soul. I'm seriously addicted to the tortured couple scene. 

I was in love with Ty McCabe before, but now? Now I'm head over heals infatuated with him. If he was a real person, I mean straight stalker status. I know I've said this time and time again... but Ty will go down in my TOP 5 Best Book Boyfriends EVER. And by ever, I mean I'm pretty sure he'll ever be replaced by anyone. Ty is so many things. He is tortured, Obnoxious, Unfiltered, but he is also passionate, caring, understanding and loving. 

Never is just her usual basket case of messed up. Ty holds her together, keeps her strong.  As she is battling harder than ever with inner thoughts, Ty is working harder than ever to keep her safe. Just to plain old keep her. In this novel, Never is going to face the ghosts of her past. Nothing could be harder than facing everything that ruined you. 

If you haven't started this series yet, I strongly recommend that you do. I won't promise you'll love it, because everyone has different taste. However, This series is amazing.  Definitely worth looking into. 

C.M Stunich You are beautiful and amazing. Don't ever change! Oh, and I love your filthy mouth! Your writing is out of this world and should never be under-rated. The Tasting Never series was simply flawless. You've made this series come full circle. I can't wait to read your other novels, especially your new one, [Paint Me Beautiful]

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #30

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly Meme hosted by Breaking The Spine

This week at YA Vixens, we are highly anticipating:

Beth's Pick:
When I first picked this, I instantly thought of Miss Peregrine's home for Peculiar Children by Randsom Riggs. I LOVED that story, and I especially loved how the photographs tied in. This has a different premise, but I really think that the photograph tie in will be absolutely stunning. 

In the Shadow of BlackbirdsIn the Shadow of Blackbirds - Cat Winters
Hardcover400 pages
Expected publication: April 2nd 2013

In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort, but she herself has never believed in ghosts. During her bleakest moment, however, she’s forced to rethink her entire way of looking at life and death, for her first love—a boy who died in battle—returns in spirit form. But what does he want from her?

Featuring haunting archival early-twentieth-century photographs, this is a tense, romantic story set in a past that is eerily like our own time.

Kait's Pick:
I don't know how I feel about the whole "hate on the rich just because they're rich" thing, but this still seems like a good story. And by now you know I am obsessed with contemporaries.

The Distance Between Us The Distance Between Us - Kasie West

Paperback320 pages
Expected publication: July 2nd 2013

Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Top Ten Tues: Books I HAD To Buy...But Are Still Unread

Top Ten Tuesday is a Meme started and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week's Top Ten: 
Books I HAD To Buy...But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread

Beth's Pick:

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)Opal (Lux, #3)The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies, #3)
                         Pure (Pure, #1)Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)

Clockwork Prince
- When I got this, I was so excited.  I still am, I LOVE the story, but again.. I've waited so long that I might as well just wait until Clockwork Princess.

- I know, What is wrong with me!? I read Obsidian and Onyx in 2 days. I've had this since Kait got it for me for Christmas. [What a great bestie <3] I've wanted to pick this up several times, but have gotten side tract by something. I WILL read this soon. 

Rise of Nine
-Once I found out there was going to be another one [right when this came out] I was so upset that I refused to read it just then. Haha... Yeah, Still haven't.

- Y'know I think I've had this on my shelf for over a year, and the sequel came out recently too.

Beautiful Disaster
-I Knowwwwwww I know. S-l-a-c-k-i-n-g! I can't even. I'm truly ashamed! I keep brushing past this, because I know Walking Disaster is coming out in April. 

Kait's Pick:

Reckless (Thoughtless, #3)Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles, #4)Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)
                     Tempest (Tempest, #1)Taking Chances (Taking Chances, #1)

-I know, I know. How can I NOT have read this!? Kellan Kyle has been calling my name from the shelf, but I just haven't gotten into it yet. I'm calling it fear of the series end.

Beautiful Redemption
-This is one of my favorite paranormal series[even though Beautiful Chaos was kind of eh...], but I just don't want to read this. I think I have an issue with finishing series.

Anna Dressed in Blood
-I was so excited about this book, but somehow it got put on the back burner.

-I couldn't wait to get my hands on this awesome sounding time traveling book, but it's been collecting dust for months! Shame on me.

Taking Chances by Molly McAdams
-I have had this on my Nook for months, but I am terrified to read it. I think I need to be in a non emotional place to crack it open.

Monday, March 18, 2013

[Giveaway & Book Buzz!] Surrender Your Love - J.C. Reed

Surrender Your Love - J.C. Reed
Release date: March 15th, 2013

Meeting Jett was like lightning. Dangerous. Better left untouched. And better forgotten. But lightning always strikes twice.

Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, doesn’t do relationships. When she’s sent to a remote estate to finalize a real estate deal, she discovers her new boss is no other than the guy she left naked in bed.

Sexy, dangerously handsome, and arrogant Jett Mayfield attracts trouble, and women, like a lightning rod. But the night he meets Brooke he gets more than he bargained for. The green-eyed millionaire playboy isn’t used to taking no for an answer, and he isn’t about to start now.

When he proposes two months of no strings sex, Brooke is intrigued and accepts his proposal. Little does she know Jett’s determined to claim the one woman he can’t have, pulling her deeper into his dangerous world.

A man who doesn't take 'no' for an answer.
A woman afraid to surrender to love.
Two lives that are about to cross...and secrets laid bare.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

ARC Review: Surrender Your Love - J.C. Reed

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**Don't forget to stop by our Book Buzz on March 18th. J.C. Reed is giving away a $50 amazon gift card and an e-copy of her book!**

Surrender Your Love - J.C. Reed

"Tragedy may hit all of us in one way or another, but fate's not our enemy" "We are." By locking yourself away from the world, you choose your own mistakes and destroy any chance of ever finding happiness. You cannot control life, but you can choose who you are and what you make of it." 

J.C. Reed you are fantastically amazing. For your first debut novel, you've DEFINITELY got a hit on your hands! You've delivered something extraordinary. I devoured this novel. I loved the story line and how you introduced the characters. The quirky and snarky comments from the characters made my night. I can't lie.. I love me some witty sarcastic banter and sexual tension. Well, Surrender Your Love has plenty of all of that!

I got this book as an ARC from the author for an honest review. However, if I'm to be completely honest, My review would be a bunch of beautiful uses of filthy words smothered together with incoherent sentences. Literally a one sitting book. Well, you might need to take a breather or two, cause there are SOME scenes. Lawd Jeebus. The build up.... and then "dkl!?fgjhlk!d4j5h!?y29sdfg" [If you're wondering, that's my I CAN'T DEAL spaz out lingo.]

New Adult has become my ultimate favorite genre. I'm not saying I've grown out of YA... but a girl likes her sexy time with her book boyfriends. I do have to say, When I started this book I was nervous about it being just like 50 Shades. BUT, yes.. BIG FAT BUT! It turned out to be NOTHING like 50. I also don't think it should be compared to 50 shades... even though it will be, over and over. It's not the same... it just has the sex theme in common.

I got completely drawn in and wrapped up in this story. I just couldn't stop. Don't let the cover fool you! There is so MUCH more to Brooke and Jett's story than it may seem. Secrets, scary pasts, lies, tragedy, love, lust, betrayal... the perfect blend to any successful story! I'm so excited to see that I only have to wait until June for the next novel. Damned cliff hanger that wasn't exactly a cliff hanger.... but yet so intense you sit back and say 'oh shit.' This can only go one of two ways.... BUT WHICH WAY!? Now i'm gonna stop rambling on and on so that you can get your paws on this RIGHT MEOW! I mean it. Seriously, Go. Read. This. MEOW.

~Beth   ;)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday #29

  "Waiting on" Wednesday is  a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases in which we are eagerly awaiting.

Kait's Pick:
This is probably going to break my heart, but I am a sucker for this type of book. I can't wait to get my hands on it!
If He Had Been with Me - Laura Nowlin
Paperback336 pages
Expected publication: April 1st 2013

Throughout their whole childhood, Finn and Autumn were inseparable—they finished each other's sentences, they knew just what to say when the other person was hurting. But one incident in middle school puts them in separate social worlds come high school, and Autumn has been happily dating James for the last 2 years. But she's always wondered what if...

The night she's about to get the answer is also one of terrible tragedy.

Beth's Pick -
I've been wanting to read this since I first heard about it way back when.  How does this not sound good!?

PODs - Michelle Pickett
Paperback288 pages
Expected publication: June 4th 2013

Seventeen-year-old Eva is a chosen one. Chosen to live, while others meet a swift and painful death from an incurable virus so lethal, a person is dead within days of symptoms emerging. In the POD system, a series of underground habitats built by the government, she waits with the other chosen for the deadly virus to claim those above. Separated from family and friends, it's in the PODs she meets David. And while true love might not conquer all, it's a balm for the broken soul. 
After a year, scientists believe the population has died, and without living hosts, so has the virus. That's the theory, anyway. But when the PODs are opened, survivors find the surface holds a vicious secret. The virus mutated, infecting those left top-side and creating... monsters.

Eva and David hide from the infected in the abandoned PODs. Together they try to build a life--a new beginning. But the infected follow and are relentless in their attacks. Leaving Eva and David to fight for survival, and pray for a cure.