Your Guardian Angel by Skyla Madi

Title: Your Guardian Angel
Author: Skyla Madi 
Book Rating:  ♥♥♥

For Ruby Moore life is far more complicated than that of your average teen,
for she is in no way average. Ruby is a vampire and her life as a vampire is far
from traditional...

It has been one year since her normal life was brutally taken from her. Still adjusting
to the shock of the change from mortal to immortal, her world is rocked again and
she is taken under the wings of a guardian angel back to Sage Sanctum, a school
beyond reach from the vampires that are determined to destroy her.

There, she is freed from her vampire chains and her normal needs and urges return.
However, a new urge arises... Lust. A forbidden lust toward her savior, her guardian

Attempting to control these desires is difficult, very difficult and when things
couldn't possibly get any worse, her situation becomes life or death as someone,
somewhere in the school is aiding those who want her dead.

So I signed up with Reading Addiction Blog Tours and I've been given a chance to review this book.

Luckily for me Your Guardian Angel is not just the usual vampire and human love saga (not that I don't love those books). It's really not what I expected, so I'm going to have to try to tell you how great it was without giving away major/amazing things that happen!

Ruby Moore  - The Vamp Goddess

Ruby and her mother lived a happy life as goddesses until her step-father turns her perfect life upside down and turns her into a vampire. Not only this but he kills her mother! Not liking him so far? Well he only gets worse...

Even after having her life completely and utterly changed Ruby doesn't hide. Going to live with her aunt and cousin is just a temporary fix, unaware of this she attends school and lives as much as one can after going through such traumatic events. Soon she finds herself at Sage Sanctum, the goddess/god school her mother attended, with hope that there she  may be able to change her back into a goddess.

Eli De(licious) Luca - The Guardian Angel

Now what was this book missing so far... Oh yeah a little bit of forbidden romance. Eli De Luca is Ruby's guardian angel, now it's just that it is against the rules for a guardian angel and a goddess to be romantically involved. Well I guess some rules are meant to be broken.

Now if you think that sounds good so far...

Throw in a few boys who can't seem to get enough of Ruby, an evil step-father and his minions who are still after her life and some other twists and turns along the way.

I really enjoyed reading this book and am glad that there's a second in the series!!!

The Author: Skyla Madi

Author Bio:
Skyla Madi was born in the small town of Port Maquarie, New South Wales in
1993. She spent half her life growing up in Wauchope, a thriving rural town at
the heart of the Hastings River Valley before making the leap to the busy city of

Whenever this young Australian writer isn’t changing diapers, watching cartoons,
cooking for her husband or doing other motherly-wife things she is actively
working on her writing and improving her writing skills.

Skyla loves to read just as much as she loves to write and since discovering
that YA/paranormal romance/urban fantasy/ are her favourite genres, she has
embarked on her own writing journey and is currently working on a YA series
titled ‘Your Guardian Angel’.

Twitter: @Skyla_Madi

Buy Links :

Keep reading,

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger Book Review

 Title: Etiquette and Espionage (Finishing Academy #1)
Author: Gail Carriger 
Book Rating:  ♥♥♥

It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.

Sophronia Temminnick at 14 is a great trial more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners -- and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Her poor mother, desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady, enrolls the lively tomboy in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.
But young ladies learn to finish...everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage -- in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year's education.

This book was my introduction to the steampunk genre, one which I'd never really paid much attention to. Having never read a book by Gail Carriger previously, I was unsure as what to expect when this book was described to me as a mixture of ‘Sherlock Holmes and the Gallagher Girls’ series (which I love) so I was really excited about getting to read Etiquette and Espionage. Now I have to tell you that they were wrong.

This is because Etiquette and Espionage cannot be described as being like another as it is a very individual book. Carriger wrote in an engaging yet unique style which took me a couple of pages to get used to. I love how she brought such different ideas together like the Victorian era, with werewolves and espionage made it at first an unexpected and then an easy to love read. 
I enjoyed Sophronia’s refusal to be a proper young lady, as was expected in the Victorian era because she would have rather taken apart mechanicals than spent hours learning to curtsy. Throughout the book Sophrania is on an adventure and I wish I could have joined her at the Finishing Academy as she went along her lessons (which are so much more exciting than mine!)
            I would recommend this book for anyone who is looking for something different to read after being constantly surround by various books, which end up having the same plot.


Giveaway and Interview - Heidi Acosta

Having been given the chance to review Barbie Girl, Heidi Acosta amazingly agreed to do an interview and answer a few of my questions. She was also kind enough to offer to giveaway a book so enter it guys and check out the book!

Q. Have you always wanted to be a writer?

Yes. As long as I can remember, I have wanted to write.  When I was in school, I would write stories when I was in any class that did not pique my interest, ah hum…math, science.

Q. How did you come up with Barbie’s character and what made you deviate away from the clichéd good girls?
Barbie was a character from another book I was working on and she was so predominate, that I wanted to tell her story. I knew that despite the challenges that she faces, she would remain true to herself. And though I completely LOVE the typical good-girl falls for bad-boy theme, I never read about a bad-girl/good-boy. It is such a fun character to write, to push what she is going to do.
Q. How did you come up with Barbie’s name?
When you hear Barbie, you get a certain image in your head. I wanted to take that image and break it. I wanted her to be the complete opposite of her namesake.
Q.Which character resembles you most?
I am a little like Barbie in the sense that she has a fierce love for her little brother. I too, to a fault, love my brother and sisters fiercely. I would hope that I am also like Third, a good- hearted person and loyal friend.
Q. If Barbie was stuck on an island, what would be the one thing she would have with her?
Everett! She could not live without him. He is the reason she fights so hard. To keep on going on and not fall to the temptations in front of her. He would be the reason she would fight to survive.
Q. When will you publish the sequel?
I was planning on having it out this winter. But there is so much more to her story in Barbie World that my new projected time frame will be this summer. Trust me, it is worth the wait!
Thank you Heidi Acosta! 



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Barbie Girl (Baby Doll #1) by Heidi Acosta

 Title: Barbie Girl (Baby Doll #1)
Author: Heidi Acosta
Tagline: Drama. Rumours. Catastrophe.
Book Rating:  ♥♥♥♥ (happy 5 :)

The only thing that 17 year old Barbie Starr wants to do is graduate high school so she and her little brother, Everett, can get out of Alabama. She doesn’t care about the rumors that are spread around about her like wild fire. Rumors are nothing new to her. Sure, maybe she could change her reputation, but why bother. She is leaving Alabama as soon as she can. That is, if she can pass algebra and graduate.

The only thing Dylan Knight would like to do is go through high school unnoticed; he has had enough of the drama that is high school. He took the whole of last summer to bulk-up: finally he is not being called names or being shoved into lockers. He wants to remain on the outside of the circle of constant rumors that surround the so-called popular kids who get all the attention. He would not, however, mind if his long time crush Katie took notice of him.

But it is Barbie who notices Dylan and she offers him a deal he can’t pass up: if he helps her pass algebra, she’ll help him get the girl of his dreams. Dylan agrees, but, as it turns out, nothing is simple when it comes to Barbie. Somehow, she can’t help but draw attention to herself — and to him. Soon Dylan finds himself tossed into the whirlwind of rumors that seem to follow Barbie everywhere. Can he save his reputation and still get the girl of his dreams? Or will Barbie be the one to break through his carefully-built facade?

Having just read another cliché ‘bad boy loves Miss Perfect’ Barbie Girl was a breath of fresh air. Honestly. This time round Barbie’s the high school slut (even though she’s not) and Dylan Knight is Mr. Perfect. He gets the grades, he’s not popular but he’s cool. So who could be better to tutor Barbie right? And then they fall in love and get married tralalalaa. Umm…NO! Because a guy like Dylan doesn’t go for bad girls, he prefers the girl next-door, like Katie. Now its Barbie’s job to help him get her if he’ll be her tutor.

Barbie Starr – Reading her name for the first time gave me this image of a blonde (yes), preppy (no way!) Miss Popular (rumors). I loved the reason that was given for Barbie’s name, because it shows how society craves perfection. The reason is also quite ironic because for a Barbie she doesn’t really care what people think. Barbie’s nothing like the typical girl character I’d expected, actually quite the opposite. Usually whilst reading a book you would find that a girl like Barbie was stealing Katie’s boyfriend and throughout the book you’d hate her and judge her. This book makes you step back and think twice about people’s appearances. Barbie just shows that what’s on the outside, is nothing like the inside. She doesn’t break into pieces because of what everyone thinks, she stands up tall. You can’t help but to accept her for who she is, faults and all.

Dylan the Knight in shining armour
Reading the start of Barbie Girl did remind me of Romeo and Juliet. Dylan’s love for Katie seems similar to Romeo’s for Rosaline. He’s not in love with her, he loves the idea of her. After reading that I just thought ‘well come on Barbie, come sort him out’ and she did. I wished Dylan was  a lot more understanding of Barbie at the start. Have you ever read a book and wanted to change one of the characters but knew you couldn’t without ruining the book? Well that’s how I felt.

Now I can’t exactly due a Barbie Girl review without mentioning the awesomeness that is Third and of course Roxie! Those two just made the story ten times better for me because of their loyalty and just utter cuteness (I think I love Third).

The ending aarrrhghggh I CANNOT wait to read the sequel!!


Feature and Follow

Feature and Follow

This feature is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read and is a great way to find other bloggers!

Q: What is the first thing you would do if you woke up to find yourself in your favorite book?

Oh how I wish this was possible (sigh). I have a number of favourite books so... 

Well if it was The Fault in Our Stars, then I would travel the world with Augustus Waters.

If I woke up in the Hunger Games I would go back to sleep. 

Pride and Prejudice...Mr Darcy. Anymore need to be said?

Harry Potter - I'd run around Hogwarts putting spells on people.

What would you do?



Friday's Five - Waiting for...