Saturday, December 31, 2011

Blogger Spotlight: MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter

Over the Christmas Holidays a bunch of bloggers including myself decided to participate in a book exchange hosted by Gwenny @ Scribbles~N~Rants. We also had the option of participating in a blogger exchange as well, where we "interview" the blogger and get to know one another better, then write a post about your book exchange blogger! My blogger is the wonderful author of Chapter-by-Chapter, MaryAnn. Her blog is a little different than most because she write it with her daughter, Gabrielle, who both adore books!

We decided to do a couple questions about Christmas seeing as it is a Christmas Book Exchange and the general "Why you started your Blog?" & "Why you choose that specific book on your Wishlist?" But first a little bio about MaryAnn so everyone can get to know her a little bit better! (Seriously - she is AWESOME!)

MaryAnn from Chapter-by-Chapter:

"I've always been an avid reader. Even in my younger school days, I would sneak any opportunity to read a chapter under my desk, even though I got caught every time, and spent the remainder of the class with my head on my desk. Even now, replace the school desk with a work desk, and I still do what I (minus the head on the desk for getting in trouble and more like taking a cat nap from staying up late the night before reading)."

"I'm known by my friends as the "walking bookstore". I'm used to being asked if I've read a certain book and if I would recommend it to them. They also ask for books I would recommend to them. I've never introduced them to a book they've hated, but I have introduced them to worlds in books they adore... which was my reason for starting this blog. I wanted to share my love/hate relationship with books with as many people as I can, outside my circle."

Why did you choose "Paranormalcy" by 
Kiersten White?
"I have been dying, DYING to read this book since it first came out.  I would constantly stalk it in the book store every week, without fail.  I don't know why just never broke down and picked it up, but FINALLY it has found its way into my home!  I cannot wait to finally enter the world of Paranormalcy and satiate this need I have for it!!"

Random Christmas Facts about MaryAnn:

1. Favourite Song? - O Holy Night
2. Favourite Treat? - Shortbread cookies!!!
3. Favourite Christmas Movie? - The Grinch with Jim Carey
4. Favourite Christmas Novel? - Olive the Other Reindeer (not really a novel, but love reading it to my girls)
5. Presents vs Gift Bags? - Present definitely!  I love all the different types of wrapping paper

Why did you start your blog, Chapter-by-Chapter?

I can think of three (3) reasons why I decided to start my blog Chapter by Chapter of the top of my head:

  1. I'm known by my friends as a walking library.  They are always asking me for book recommendations and/or opinions on books that they are interested in reading.  It got to the point where I was repeating myself on a daily basis, and so decided, why not start a blog!  A much easier way to let everyone know what I'm reading, what I would recommend, my thoughts on books I've read and that they are interested in reading it, etc.  I really wish I had started my blog awhile ago!  The people I have meet have been so fantastic.  There really is no other community like the book blogging community.  Everyone is so friendly, and willing to answer any questions, or help out with any requests.  Alot are willing to go above and beyond what is needed.  I heart them all!
  2. Another reason I decided to start this blog was that it was a way for me and my daughter to bond.  Bonding through reading...what could be better.  It truely has brought me and Gabby closer together in that we are able to sit and discuss books that we both love...and fight over book boyfriends :P
  3. And finally, the third reason why Chapter by Chapter came to be!  I've noticed that my memory has slowly been getting worse over the past year or so, and I didn't want to forget any of the fantastic books I've read over the years.  Rather than annoy Gabby with constant questions of "What happened in this book again?" or "What was the relevance of this part in the book?" and "Do you remember if I said that I liked this character?", I'd have it all in one location so that I could go back and re-live the reasons why I fell in love with the books that I chose to review!
How on earth could you not just love her! She is such a fantastic blogger, and over the emails we've exchanged over December I have come to adore her style and flare she puts into her reviews, and posts, and I have also dubbed her my "Blogger Mom" (hehe, I hope you don't mind Gabby! lol). Remember to go and check out her amazing blog, Chapter-by-Chapter (I think I've linked it like (5) times in this post, so honestly you cannot miss it! lol) & also check out Gwennys blog as well, Scribbles~N~Rants, because she is just fabulous for hosting such a great Book Exchange! I cannot wait till next year!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

the Sophomore Reading Challenge 2012

Blogger and owner of Chick Loves Lit, Shanyn has created the Sophomore Reading Challenge (SRC), which is a reading challenge dedicated to the second book written by authors in the 2012 publication year! Books can be a continuation of a series, the beginning of a new series, or a standalone - the only requirement is that it is a Y.A. and the book is their SECOND book published.


What books count towards the SRC?
Any second YA or MG book published by an author in 2012 counts - it can be the second in a series, a new series, or a standalone. The only requirement is that it is the SECOND book the author has published in the YA or MG realm (and it must be published in 2012 in your home country!) Shanyn has stared a Goodreads list HERE - check it out if you're having trouble choosing some 2012 publications.

When does the challenge run?
Books read before January 2013 count for this challenge.

Why should I join this challenge?
Reading debut novels is AWESOME. It is by far one of my favourite challenges - it allows me to find new authors that I love. What better way to support these authors than to read their next publication?

What are the guidelines of the challenge?
Your challenge is to read 10 sophomore YA/MG novels in 2012. To officially participate, you need a Goodreads account OR a blog where you can post reviews in English.

How do I join?
Link your blog or Goodreads account @ Chick Loves Lit, and make a list of the sophomore novels you're looking forward to reading in 2012.

There will be prize packs given away to challenge participants throughout the next year. You will receve an automatic entry for signing up to participate - options for additional entries will be announced at the time of the giveaway.

Author Guidelines: What should I do if I'm an author coming out with a sophomore novel?
Shanyn would love to feature you on her blog! Please contant her via THIS FORM or by email at shanynlee {at} gmail {dot} com

My 2012 SRC List:

Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Fever by Lauren DeStefano
A Million Suns by Beth Revis
A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Vampire's Kiss by Veronica Wolff
Sweet Shadows by Tera Lynn Childs
Dawn of the Knights by Leigh Fallon
Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
Until I Die by Amy Plum

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Cover Reveal: "Before I Wake" by Rachel Vincent

For all of the Rachel Vincent fans out there, wait no longer - "Before I Wake" cover has been revealed by Harlequin Teen today! (It was even a shock to Rachel! lol) If you'd like to read more about everything Rachel has to say about the cover reveal and her upcoming book, check out her post about it on her own personal blog! And yes ... its PINK!

MundieMoms Presents: Live Chat with Cassandra Clare

Last night, December 28th 2011, the bloggers of Mundie Moms hosted a live chat with the author of the best selling series The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments, Cassandra Clare! The ladies were nice enough to publish the transcript from the entire chat, and post the questions and answer that Cassandra Clare ended up answering. Now do be warned that this was a type of “spoilery” chat about Clockwork Prince, but also questions were asked about specific characters such as Will, Jace, Jessie, Magnus and Tessa! Also because it was done over twitter, there are a lot of short forms used throughout the discussions, IE: “CP” is Clockwork Prince and “CoLS” is City of Lost Souls, also “TID” is The Infernal Devices, and “TMI” is The Mortal Instruments, referring to the series’ as a whole.

Cassandra also touches on some of her writing techniques, some of her most favorite scenes to write and some of the most heartbreaking as well! Below I have chosen a few little teasers to get you guys interested to go and read the actual question and answer portion of the chat! It was such a well-done chat, and Mundie Moms should be so proud that they had over 1000 people participating!! I will link the transcript from Mundie Moms and their blog so you can head over and see what they are all about!

Question #1: What was your favorite scene to write?
CassandraClare: The whole ballroom chapter I really liked ... the balcony scene and also when Will's chasing the demon around.

Question #2: Why would Tessa agree to marry Jem if she is in love with Will? 
CassandraClare: Well, that's complicated! But... 1) She loves Jem. 2) She has no reason to think when she accepts Jem's proposal that Will is, or ever will be, a viable romantic option.

Question #3: What did Will do to repay Magnus for finding the demon that cursed him?
CassandraClare: That was the scene where Magnus kissed him! That was the payback. That's why Magnus says 'he did me a favor he doesn't remember.

Question #4: Who is the lesbian couple you mentioned on TUmblr?
CassandraClare: Well, Aline is gay, as we king of know already, so in COLS she has a girlfriend and they’re part of the story.

Question #5: Because I'm sure everyone is wondering, Demon Pox: How is it exactly that Jace came across this, and was able to describe all its effects? Was it through some naughty book he shouldn't have been reading? Why is it that no one believes it actually exists? Is it such a taboo, intercourse with demons that people pretend it does not exist?
CassandraClare: Well, Will is depicted as a constant, voracious reader, who reads everything, good stuff, bad stuff, and trash. So my assumption is that he read about demon pox.

Question #6: Will we see Tessa in any future TMI books?
CassandraClare: … Go and see her answer @ MundieMoms!

There were so many other questions but I don’t want to ruin the entire interview for you guys! So go and check out this amazing blog and chat!! :) There will definitely be another Live Chat closer to the date of release for City of Lost Souls for all you Cassandra Clare fans out there! So be on the look out!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Book Review: Frostbite by Richelle Mead

"Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose…"
"It's winter break at St. Vladimir's, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy's crawling with Guardians—including Rose's hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if hand-to-hand combat with her mom wasn't bad enough, Rose's tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason's got a huge crush on her, and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa's head while she's making out with her boyfriend, Christian! The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy's not taking any risks… This year, St. Vlad's annual holiday ski trip is mandatory."
"But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only create the illusion of safety. When three friends run away in an offensive move against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. But heroism rarely comes without a price…"
A posh winter wonderland get away with the irresistible Dimitri, the hot headed Rose, her royal and loyal friend Lissa, and her steamy boyfriend Christian Ozera. Throw in the mix Roses hard hitting mother, Janine, and unexpected Strigoi attacks and you have your average get away for the students of St. Vlads. Frostbite the second book in the Vampire Academy series, was a steamy edition to an already seductive series, and well worth the slow parts within the novel. It had drama, romance, and a surprise ending that will make the strongest of us shed a tear.
The story picks up right where it left off in Vampire Academy, Christian and Lissa are together, Rose is pining away for the unattainable Dimitri, and with the pass Strigoi attack its time for the students to travel to the luscious Idaho resort where this years ski trip is mandatory. While there we get introduced to some fantastic new characters including Janine Hathaway, Rose’s legendary although absent mother; Tasha Ozera, a potential match for Dimitri; and more of Adrian Ivashkov, who has a special interest in Lissa, and if Rose tags along to their meetings he isn’t going to complain (hehe).

I was pleasantly shocked with this second installment in the series. Usually I have issues with second books in series because they either feel like filler books, or nothing gets progressed with the storyline and we get left feeling empty and annoyed. But Frostbite was totally different in the aspect that the storyline progressed drastically, there was some kick ass fight scenes, the ending was tragic and befitting and of course there was more of Dimitri and Adrian – who doesn’t want more of those two!  I did find Rose to be whinier than in Vampire Academy, but in the end she did restore her “awesomeness” and showed intense maturity and strength. 

My most favorite part of the book was also the most tragic part. Throughout the entire novel Mason, Roses friend, has a huge crush on her, and find themselves alone in quite a few situations but unfortunately Rose cannot think of anyone but Dimitri. Dimitri on the other hand seems to be crushing hard on Tasha Ozera (who I did not like at all! I found her irritating, and always in the way of Dimitri and Rose). The thing I found tragic about the situation is that Rose could have been happy with Mason but Dimitri is who she truly wants and is perfect for. Although Dimitri being himself cannot justify being with her and having a good conscious about it, so seeks someone he may want, but isn’t sure about. I am so in love with Dimitri and Rose’s relationship that Tasha and Mason got put into the “You’re In The Way!” category and I ended up not like them as much as I should have. And then with the ending, I was heartbroken to not know Mason on a more intimate level. I was so caught up with Dimitri and Rose that the other characters seemed dim in their light.

Although that being said, Christian, Lissa and Adrian finally find their voice in this novel! Christian definitely comes out of his shy and sarcastic shell to help Rose defeat an unexpected abduction of a group of students by a group of Strigoi, although still is as sarcastic as ever in the end. Lissa comes into her royal opinion and position more and more, and Adrian finds similarities and a connection with Lissa because of their unique gifts. Janine Hathaway, Roses mother, was a treat to read about as well. We definitely find out why Rose is so angry and hot headed when it comes to conflicts between Rose and her instructors or Rose and her mother. They are exactly the same! So talented, so strong, and both as stubborn as a mule! Janine and Rose’s relationship really does bloom in this book, although there are many tension filled moments, and temper tantrums as well. A touching moment although is when Janine gives Rose a Christmas gift, although ruined by Rose’s obnoxious comments still was sweet.

Overall, Frostbite was a touching and dramatic, fast paced read and definitely a perfect second installment to the series. It was heartbreakingly beautiful and Rose, along with Dimitri and Lissa all found out something important about themselves, making Shadow Kiss, the third book of the series, even more desirable to read. If you read Frostbite for one thing alone it would definitely have to be the dramatic changes we see in the characters. They grow together, fight together, cry together, and mourn the lost of one of their own together. Bonds are broken, and bonds are made, making Frostbite an irresistible read.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My Book Boyfriend (7): Finn Belastra

"Boys in books are just better. Right? lol" ... The meme, Book Boyfriend is brought to us by the fabulous author of "The Unread Reader" Missie. This meme is just for fun! Likeness represented are all fictional fantasies. This meme happens every Wednesday although it is open to "link up" from Wednesday to Wednesday. I'm earning my bragging rights for this weeks Boyfriend, how about you? ENJOY! 

IM BACK! Oh how I have missed you Book Boyfriend Wednesdays! But I am back and I am here to stay religiously! For a little while there I had lost my groove but I have just recently finished a fantastic ARC and I thought I would choose one of the luscious boys of
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood as my boyfriend for the week ;) Finn Belastra is his name he is new on the book boyfriend scene so do enjoy my very indulgent posting about him, hehe.

Finn Belastra: Introduced in Jessica Spotswood book, Born Wicked, Finn is the Cahill family gardener and local bookstore owners son. There were many things that had drawn me in to Finn, one being he always has a book on him, weither it is a pocket guide to gardening or a book about swash-buckling pirates, he always is reading, which is sexy in a guy! Finn is a gentle, and shy individual in the book, and as his friendship and romance grows with Cate Cahill, the eldest sister, he becomes a much stronger character. He is tall, well muscled, wiry framed gentleman, with cinnamon freckles scattered over his face and body, pair with copper coloured hair, and a pair of glasses. He screams bookworm and pulls at my heartstrings with every proper thing he says to Cate. This book does take place in the early or late 1800's in New England, so it is not quite England, but still a very proper era, with chaperoned walks in the park, and secretive stolen kisses here and there. Although the thing I like most about Finn is that Cate doesn't at first see him as a suitor, so we get to see who he truly is. He has a heart of gold, very protective as well (he carries an ankle gun), and he has this way of looking at Cate like she is the only one for him. He is willing to take exactly how she is, she does not have to always be proper and lady like around him, he will protect her and her sisters, and he will love her fully with every ounce of his being. He is truly a man in love, and a gentleman when the time calls for it. He may not be a drop dead gorgeous Prince, or mysterious Vampire, but Finn ... he is what we dream of when we're older - he is real (besides the fact he is a fictional character). 

  • Tall, wiry framed 
  • Well muscled
  • Copper hair
  • Freckled
  • Intelligent
  • Gentlemanly
  • Devoted
  • Protective
  • Bookworm!
NOTE: The photo's that I include are stills from the upcoming release of the Book Trailer! This individual plays Finn Belastra and I think is perfect besides not having copper hair, lol. There are only a few photo's of him, and the quotes are chosen specifically so they don't give too much away of the story seeing as this is an ARC related Book Boyfriend :)


Cate Cahill: "He reaches out to steady me, a book tumbling from his hand, and that's how I recognize him: Finn Belastra. Of course he would have his nose in a book, though how he can see to read in the dusk I don't know..."
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

Cate Cahill: "How did he know I was crying? He can't see in the dark, and I never cry ... His thumb slips down over my cheek and rests softly, sweetly on the curve of my bottom lip"
Finn Belastra: "Its all right," he says. He's so close that this warm breath tickles my neck.
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

Cate Cahill: "My hands slide up his chest. My mouth reaches for his. Our noses bump in the dark, but Finn tilts his head sideways until his lips touch mine. They brush back and fourth, testing. Tasting. He waits, but I only press closer, and he reads that for the invitation it is."
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

Cate Cahill: "Compassion and - something else, something that makes me feel as though it would be alriht with him if I did cry, or wail and throw things even. That he might not think any less of me. He pulls me into his arms, right there in front of his mother. He is braver than I am"
Born Wicked  by Jessica Spotswood

Waiting on Wednesday (19)

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by "Breaking the Spine" were bloggers can post their anticipated upcoming publications!

The holidays have come to an end, and the New Year is upon us shortly! All of our anticipated publication will be coming out soon enough but there are still many more books to be waiting for! The one I have chosen for this weeks "WoW" I have seen around the RazOrbill website a couple times! I had never thought to put it up for discussion until now seeing as I have been an angel reading frenzy. So what do you all think??

Immortal City by Scott Speer
Publisher: RazOrbill
Expected Publication: April 3rd, 2012

"Jackson Godspeed is the hottest young Angel in a city filled with them. He's days away from becoming a full Guardian, and people around the world are already competing for the chance to be watched over by him. Everyone's obsessed with the Angels and the lucky people they protect - everyone except for Madison Montgomery."

"Maddy's the one girl in Angel City who doesn't breathlessly follow the Angels on TV and gossip blogs. When she meets Jackson, she doesn't recognize him. But Jackson is instantly captivated by her, and against all odds the two fall in love."

"Maddy is swiftly caught up in Jackson's scene, a world of glamour, paparazzi - and murder. A serial killer is on the loose, leaving dead Angels' wings for the police to find on the Walk of Fame. Even the Guardians are powerless to protect themselves in the face of this threat … and this time it's up to Maddy to save Jackson."

 As I had said above I have had my eye on this book for a while. To start off as usual, the cover! Nothing too glamourous, and no billowing dresses like my usual choices, but a well muscled individual with wings is not a bad choice either! It just begs for the "come touch me" sort of look to the cover, and the tattoo suggest a bit of a bad boy as well. I'm throwing a new category into the cover art listing, the "stop me in my tracks gorgeous" cover! Secondly, FINALLY an Angel story where the main characters aren't guessing for three quarters of the book if he is or isn't an angel or some sort of supernatural being. We already know that this community basically worships the ground these angels walk on, but of course there is always one person who doesn't. I must admit the plot doesn't sound too supernatural but it does have a very modern twist to an old genre. It seems to be a very hollywood type of story, lots of glam and glitz but there is an underlying evil looming about. Not everything is as perfect as it seems in this upcoming publication!

ARC Book Review: Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

"A Great and Terrible Beauty meets Cassandra Clare in this spellbinding fantasy!"
"Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they're witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship—or an early grave."
"Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word . . . especially after she finds her mother's diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family's destruction. If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren't safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood—not even from each other."

Spellbinding, enchanting, and romantic with a touch of mystery, history, and whole bunch of petticoats! Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood hitting the shelves this coming 2012 book season is definitely going to be a top contender for most anticipated publication.  Jessica Spotswood has turned a gruesome time in history into an enchanting and delicate story about sisters, loyalty, love and magic! 
We are thrown into the thick of things right off the bat with Cate Cahill and her sister Tess walking in their gardens at home. We quickly see that Tess is the youngest and Cate the oldest, with their middle sister Maura. Each of them have very different personalities; Cate has taken on the roll of mother due to the death of theirs a couple years ago and is far too mature for her age. Maura is a dreamer, reading her gothic romance novels, and Tess is the prodigy already knowing 4 different languages, and the apple of their scholarly fathers eye (in their studies at least) but one thing is for sure, they are all far too eccentric for their own good. The story follows the three sisters as they hide their magical side from the Brothers, who are the town’s clergy, leaders and judges; and also the persecutors of suspected witches within their town. So when Cate finds a letter from their mother foretelling of a prophecy involving three young sisters all witches, she does everything in her power to protect her sisters, even if it means sacrificing everything she has come to love and cherish in her life. 
This story absolutely blew me away! I was not expecting to love it as much as I did. The plot, the characters and the setting all play a dramatic roll within this book each element making the book a beautiful story for all ages to enjoy. 
The Plot: The plot of any story is obviously the most important thing within a book, but Jessica Spotswood has definitely taken a new twist on witches in Born Wicked and added her own flare to the genre. As we know the story does take place in a simpler time with petticoats, governess’ and prim and proper gentlemen; where high society was being invited to the most popular ladies high tea’s and where being different is shunned. Some people may find it boring or dull but I thrive to be thrown into a new era. Shortly after the beginning of Born Wicked, the girl’s father decides that they need a proper Governess so that Cate may be ready and prepared for her intention ceremony, either the Sisterhood or marriage. This is a little hard due to the nature of the girl’s talents, which only they know, and now must hide from another individual within their household. The plot is quick, leaving no time for filler chapters about nonsensical things. We get introduced to characters even quicker while the girls learn to be proper ladies - taking invitations to teas, dress fittings, and of course Sunday school where they learn how sinful their gifts are. I found that the plot was at first slow to start but once I had reached about 100 pages in I found I could not put the book down. The plot had highs, and lows, it has witty, funny and romantic moments, and the cliffhanger at the end was perfectly executed!
The Characters: When it comes to characters on the other hand I was torn between whom I had adored more. Cate Cahill the main sister within the story and our narrator I found to be a little bit annoying at times. She just could not let her sisters have a little bit of fun with their magic. I understand how she is afraid of some one seeing them practice magic but she was stubborn, and ignorant at times to the activities going on around her. Although, by about the 200th page I began to understand her more and more, and found her to be a strong, mature character and she quickly became my favourite. Maura and Tess Cahill I thought were the perfect image of sisters within this era. They looked up to their big sister for guidance but also annoyed and teased her to no end. Maura did become a tad bit irritating as the book progressed, and I found her antics a bit immature but I think that was the whole point. Overall the three sisters were strong characters and began to grow more and more with each chapter. My other favourite character would have to be Finn Belastra the Cahill gardener and the son of the Bookshop owner. Can we say swoon! I am in love! He is described as a tall, well-muscled freckled man with red hair and a knack for always having a book in his pocket. A boy with freckles, and who loves to read! He is my perfect opposite. This character was very well developed and wonderfully introduced as a suitor for Cate. I found him to be charming, witty, shy and perfect for Cate (and myself, hehe). If for one reason you read this book, let it be Finn Belastra!
The Setting: The Cahill sisters live in a little town in New England, out in the country but not too far to raise suspicion from the Brotherhood. There is another setting that I am sure we will get an eyeful of in the next book, New London, but we do not know a lot about that place except Cate's father does a lot of work there. The setting does not play an entirely huge roll within the story, although Spotswood does include their mothers rose garden as their own private and safe place to practice magic. Also, gardening seems to be Cate’s only personal thing she does best and loves to do. I have always found it unique when authors pick a certain subject or feature of their story and have the main character concentrate on it. Gardening is how Finn and Cate spend time together and grow into their relationship. Also it is a way Cate can connect with her mother, and also plays a huge roll in her choice she makes. It is her own private sanctuary and no dignified lady would ever be caught with dirt under her fingernails … except Cate!
Born Wicked is a beautifully written story, and is suggested for all ages to enjoy. It shows that the bond of sisterhood is stronger than any prophecy, or outside influences that are thrown at the Cahill sisters. You will definitely enjoy this book if you are a fan of strong eccentric heroines, magical romances, and secrets that will get your heart pounding with excitement!