Saturday, December 17, 2011

Possess By Gretchen McNeil Book Review

Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her mom, by the cute son of a local police sergeant, and by the eerie voices she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Unfortunately for Bridget, it turns out the voices are demons – and Bridget has the rare ability to banish them back to whatever hell they came from.
Terrified to tell people about her new power, Bridget confides in a local priest who enlists her help in increasingly dangerous cases of demonic possession. But just as she is starting to come to terms with her new power, Bridget receives a startling message from one of the demons. Now Bridget must unlock the secret to the demons' plan before someone close to her winds up dead – or worse, the human vessel of a demon king.

~Haunted Rose's Review~
I'll start off by saying yes this book is from another giveaway. :) I feel pretty greedy because I have a stack at least 3 feet high of giveaway books I haven't read yet but I promise I will read and review every last one. Anyway, my favorite part in this book is when I learned what Vade Retro Satana meant. I had the book signed before I read it so as the author wrote that as the message I was thinking uhh, I don't speak that language. Then in the book you find out it is the exorcist motto meaning Step Back Satan. This story was diffidently something fresh and ahead of the current trend. Bridget, a girl who has no idea she is a Watcher, the good type of nephiliam to the horny fallen angels, learns about trust, faith, and pixie dust. Scratch that demon lust is more like it. So back to Bridget. She has an enemy which happens to be her new boyfriend's ex. She has a stalker who is in love with her. She has a gay friend who calls her boyfriend sexy. She has a close little brother and a not so close mother. Last but not least she has a dead father. He was killed by the Emim to raise Amaymon king of the east hell of demons. He was also a watcher and in the end Bridget learns to embrace her destiny, and use her full power to hopefully banish Amaymon. Reading Possess will possess you as you read it. Ha see what I did there? If you enjoy demons and angels I recommend Possess!
I give it 4 out of 5 haunted roses

In My Mailbox III (Extravaganza holy crap edition)

The past few weeks I have accumulated way too many books from giveaways. I am done with them for quit a long time because my to-read stack is taller than me. Anyway I will now proceed to brag and tell you about these amazing new books I have discovered.

This was a prize package I won from Jessie Harrel at The Daily Harrel. I won the unproofed version of her signed book Destined along with a signed bookmark, a cute notepad, and a ring that the main character actually wears on the cover.
Also I got an awesome handmade bookmark at Mauve Magpie hosted by Library Mosiac. It's made of aluminum and has chinese symbols for beauty, freandship, and happiness on it.
And I also got a hardcover copy of Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer and 2 really amazing beautiful beaded bungee bookmarks from Chapter by Chapter.

I am a Harlequin Teen Panelist so occasionally I get sent freebooks and this season Harlequin Teens chose to read The Goddess Test by Amiee Carter. My review of it is coming very soon so keep a look out. Also the nice people of Harlequin sent me a photoframe that says happy holidays. Of course I put a picture of my cat in it. :)

I won a signed books contest from Good Books and Good Wine. It includes a signed ARC of Possess, which I just finished reading and loved, an ARC of Virtuosity, a signed hardcover of Revolution, and a signed paperback of The Winter Rose.

I won a huge mega giveaway by Samantha Young hosted by Once Upon a Twilight. In an earlier In My Mailbox I got Samantha Young's 4 fall picks and now the rest of the package came! Unfortunately my packaged was opened and damaged so I lost the pen and some bookmarks were bent and ripped. Thankfully the Tale of Lunarmorte Series and Smokeless Fire survived. I also got the cute little notepad. She signed everything!

Lastly in Ya Book of the Day's 500 follower giveaway I recieved her prize pack Need which included Need, Captivate, and Entice by Carrie Jones.

I also won a few ebooks: