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Beyond the Veil by Quinn Loftis: Cover Reveal



*I checked out all the other covers and I LOVE them! This one goes right along with all the other ones, and now I am going to have to get all the books:)

Summary of Beyond the Veil:
Though the Serbian pack has been brought to heel thanks to the downfall of their Alpha, the war is far from over.
Desdemona, a witch of unfathomable power, has escaped the wolves’ wrath, but she will not go quietly into the night. She takes refuge in a place where even the smallest sliver of light does not dare to enter. Though she had to flee, she has not given up on the treasure she wishes to acquire. Her depravity knows no bounds; she's even willing to search for the one who can assist her in opening a Veil that has not been opened in millennia – with good reason: the danger is incalculable.

Meanwhile, there are major changes rippling through the Romanian Grey wolves. Decebel has become Alpha to the Serbian pack in an effort to begin to unite the Canis lupis species. Their numbers are dwindling in the wake of the shortage of true mates and lack of offspring. The wolves are beginning to lose faith and darkness seems to be crashing in on them from all sides. But the winds of change are blowing, changes that will alter the future of not only the Canis lupis, but of another ancient race as well.
Amidst all of this, Sally is continuing to come to terms with her relationship with the playful, charming, flirty, unbelievably handsome bartender – who happens to be a member of the Romanian pack.
If all that weren’t enough, the Fates have decided to pay a little visit to Jen. It’s time to collect. She cheated the Fates of a life, her life. Now they want what they are due. The problem? It’s more than Jen is willing to pay.
Yes, the war is indeed far from over. Bargains will be struck, declarations will be made, sacrifices will be given, love will be tested, and trust will be questioned as evil makes its stand against them all.

Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett #review

Title: Confessions of an Angry Girl
Author: Louise Rozett
Series: Confessions #1
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Date: August 28th 2012
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780373210480
Source: NetGalley EARC
Purchase: Confessions of an Angry Girl (Harlequin Teen)

Summary from Goodreads:


Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett
Rose Zarelli, self-proclaimed word geek and angry girl, has some confessions to make…1. I'm livid all the time. Why? My dad died. My mom barely talks. My brother abandoned us. I think I'm allowed to be irate, don't you?

2. I make people furious regularly. Want an example? I kissed Jamie Forta, a badass guy who might be dating a cheerleader. She is now enraged and out for blood. Mine.

3. High school might as well be Mars. My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time. (Mars is red and "seeing red" means being angry—get it?)

Here are some other vocab words that describe my life: Inadequate. Insufferable. Intolerable.

(Don't know what they mean? Look them up yourself.)

(Sorry. That was rude.)

My Thoughts:


I didn't love this one like I thought I would. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed it and found it hard to put down; I just can't say that I loved it.

Rose is a 14 year old freshman in High School, she lost her father in Iraq over the summer and while it may seem like she isn't having a hard time with it, you can tell that it is really bothering her; even if she can't. Her mother is there, but not really THERE; while helping other children deal with their problems, she can't seem to grasp that there is something going on in her own house. Rose's brother Peter is off at college and has asked an old friend to keep an eye on Rose since he knows how high school can be.
Rose's best friend since elementary school; Tracy, is really your typical wanna be freshman. She goes out for the cheer leading team and is always talking about sex. Rose is only 14 and while her two friends seem to be ok with having sex and loosing their virginity, Rose just isn't ready. She would prefer to wait and that kinda puts a strain on her relationship with Tracy.
Rose develops a crush on Jamie; whom Peter asked to keep an eye on her. And at the Homecoming dance Jamie kisses Rose, which just makes Rose's little crush that much more apparent. Jamie's sorta girlfriend Regina is the ultimate high school bully. She starts harassing Rose before the dance, due to Jamie following Rose out of a party. When the most of the school is at an after party the night of Homecoming Rose happens upon a semi friend who is drunk and passed out in the bathroom. She ends up calling 911 and is then labeled as a snitch of sorts.
Slowly everything comes to a head and Rose realizes just who her true friends are. I was surprised at the end of the book, and would have loved to know a little more. Does Jamie make it up to Rose after being arrested on Prom night? Do Rose and Tracy go through with their plan of getting back at Regina?

My Rating:

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