The Violet Hour: August 4, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Cover Reveal – Wicked Thing by Angeline Kace

GUYS! This is the new book from Angeline Freaking Kace! It's a New Adult contemporary, and it's going to be SO GOOD! 
Haven't read much NA? Don't really like contemporary? Neither have/do I, but this one is a game changer! 

Wicked Thing will be released in September 2013. Not too much longer! =)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

ARC Review – A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchison

A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchison

Expected publication: September 1st 2013
by Carolrhoda Lab
Source: Publisher via NetGalley for my honest review

"There's a girl who could throw herself head first into life and forge an unbreakable name, an identity that stands on its own without fathers or brothers or lovers who devour and shatter.
I'VE NEVER BEEN THAT GIRL.
Sixteen-year-old Ophelia Castellan will never be just another girl at Elsinore Academy. Seeing ghosts is not a skill prized in future society wives. Even when she takes her pills, the bean sidhe beckon, reminding her of a promise to her dead mother.
Now, in the wake of the Headmaster's sudden death, the whole academy is in turmoil, and Ophelia can no longer ignore the fae. Especially once she starts seeing the Headmaster's ghosts- two of them- on the school grounds.
At the center of her crumbling world is Dane, the Headmaster's grieving son. He, too, understands the power of a promise to a parent- even a dead one. To him, Ophelia is the only person not tainted by deceit and hypocrisy, a mirror of his own broken soul. And to Ophelia, Dane quickly becomes everything. Yet even as she gives more of herself to him, Dane slips away. Consumed by suspicion, rage, and madness, he spirals towards his tragic fate- dragging Ophelia, and the rest of Elsinore, with him.
YOU KNOW HOW THIS STORY ENDS.
Yet even in the face of certain death, Ophelia has a choice to make- and a promise to keep. She is not the girl others want her to be. But in Dot Hutchison's dark and sensuous debut novel, the name "Ophelia" is as deeply, painfully, tragically real as "Hamlet"."

A Wounded Name has on of the most beautiful covers I've seen in a long time. Even if I didn't know it was a modern retelling of Hamlet, I would have been drawn by it's soft colors, the violets (of course) and the sadness that seems to emanate from it. I've been out of school for quite some time, and I'm not even positive that we read Hamlet, so I did a little brushing up on the Shakespeare original, just to make sure I had an idea of what I was going into. I absolutely, completely LOVED Dot Hutchison's, and Ophelia's, version. My heart ached so, so much while reading this book. For Hamlet, for Ophelia, for Horatio… It all just gripped me in such a strange way.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Review – Pretty Dark Nothing by Heather L. Reid

Pretty Dark Nothing by Heather L. Reid
Published April 23rd 2013
by Month9Books
ISBN 0985327812

'It’s been twenty three days since Quinn has slept for more than minutes at a time. Demons have invaded her dreams, stalking her, and whispering of her death. The lack of sleep and crippling fear are ruining her life. Energy drinks and caffeine pills don’t make a dent. 

When Quinn dozes off in the school hallway, Aaron, an amnesiac with a psychic ability, accidentally enters her nightmare. The demons are determined to keep them apart, and Aaron from discovering the secret locked away in his memory. Together, they could banish the darkness back to the underworld for good. That is, unless the demons kill them first.'

The cover of Pretty Dark Nothing is creepy as all get out. I loved it, and it's originally what drew me to it. I just wish that I had enjoyed the story more so I could have this cover on my shelf. This review is going to be quick, so I'll just get down to the nitty-gritty.

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