Coyer Summer 2015: Recap Post

September 4, 2015 Challenges, Coyer 14

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Ever since last summer when I joined Coyer for the first time this has been one of my favourite reading challenges in part thanks to all the hard work of the hosts and the awesome facebook group. Coyer is hosted by Michelle from Because Reading is Better Than Real Life, Berls from Fantasy is More Fun and Stormi from Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!

I am so sad that Coyer is over, I always have so much fun with this reading challenge. I had a crazy and busy summer this year and while I am glad summer is almost over, I am sad Coyer is over and that I didn’t got read as much as I wanted to. I still did great on most of my goals, seeing as I set them quite low.

My Goals

  • Read at least 12 books. 22 books read! Wow I hadn’t expected to read this many books as I felt like I skipped a lot of evenings reading and watching Star Wars instead, but I still almost doubled my goal!
  • Read at least 6 review books. Read 16 review books: The Hardest Fight, Love Games, Led Astray, Second Chance Summer, Freya’s Inferno, Mamachari Matchmaker, The Night Parade, The Wolf Wilder, Summer Haikus, A Lady’s Guide to Skirting Scandal, The Good Girls Second Chance, How to be a Mermaid, Storm Fall, Torn Sky, Delinquent and The Duality Bridge. You would think I made a dent in the my review pile huh? But unfortunately I almost added just as many new books.
  • Read at least 2 new releases. 11 new releases: The Stars Never Rise, The Hardest Fight, Led Astray, Second Chance Summer, Freya’s Inferno, The Wolf Wilder, Summer Haikus, The Good Girls Second Chance, How to be a Mermaid, Torn Sky, Thor’s Serpents and The Duality Bridge. Love Games, Mamachari Matchmaker, A Lady’s Guide to Skirting Scandal and Delinquent are also new releases, but not long enough to count for the challenge. And one 2016 new release 😉 The Night Parade. Almost half of the books I read were new releases, I never realized how many new releases I read.
  • Read at least 5 books that count for the Scavenger Hunt. 19 of the books I read counted towards the scavnger hunt. Which is pretty neat seeing as I just read whatever I wanted and then checked if the book counted.
  • Participate in at least 2 twitter parties. I participated in all twitter parties! Even though I wasn’t as present during two of them because of sick rats, I still managed to attend all of them.
  • Be active in the facebook group. I did pretty well with this goal and commented on almost all posts, although I did mis one week of questions in the week after Snickers died and was less active two other weeks as well.
  • Be a Supportive Participant. I kinda stopped counting after the first weeks or so, so I am not sure how well I did. I didn’t have as much time to stop by and comment as I hoped. Hopefully next time this will go better.

Books I read during this Coyer:

Palace SecretsPalace Secrets
by Ravyn Rayne

Format: e-copy
Source: bought it with amazon gift card money
You can find Palace Secrets on Goodreads

Blurb:
Love comes in many forms and always at a price.

At twenty-three, Princess Isabella must settle down for the sake of her kingdom. Caught up in a secret affair with her lady-in-waiting, Hannah, the princess knows it can only last for so long.

When Prince Alexander arrives to court her, he confides that his father is on his death bed, and he will be crowned king soon. Isabella hastily agrees to the proposal, desiring to be queen, knowing little about her soon to be husband.

Murder, secrets, and lies combine with menage, spanking, and erotic encounters in this steamy medieval romance.

You can read my review of Palace Secrets here. This one counted for the scavenger hunt number 75 “Step outside your comfort zone and read a book in a genre you have rea dless than 5 times this year”. This is a erotic historical romance. And both erotica and historical romances are genres I rarely read, actually this one counts as my thirs historical romance this year. 5 points, yay!

The Stars Never RiseThe Stars Never Rise (Untitled Series #1)
by Rachel Vincent

Format: hardcopy
Source: bought it myself
You can find The Stars Never Rise on Goodreads

Blurb:
Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she’s too busy trying to actually survive. Her town’s population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she’ll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie’s sin has put her in serious trouble.

To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can’t survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.

You can read my review of The Stars Never Rise here. This one counted for the scavenger hunt number 73 “Read a book set at least 20 years in the future (or more)”. This book takes palce in the future, not sure how far exactly, but it is mentioned that 2038 was in the past, so at least 15 years. 5 points, yay!

The Hardest FightThe Hardest Fight (Chicago Sisters #3)
by Amy Vastine

Format: e-copy
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find The Hardest Fight on Goodreads

Blurb:
There’s no backing down this time.

Lucy Everhart expected her opposing counsel to be a slick, soulless corporate lawyer. Who else would represent developers intent on turning Chicago’s Safe Haven women’s shelter into condos? But she never imagined it would be Dylan Hunt. Clearly, he’s no longer the idealistic young man she fell for in law school. This is Dylan 2.0. The man who let her go without a fight five years ago—along with his passion for social justice, apparently. He may have compromised what he believed in, but Lucy hasn’t. Dylan has no idea what kind of fight he’s in for. But then again, neither does she.

You can read my review of The Hardest Fight here. This one counted for the scavenger hunt number 74 “Read the last book in a series”. This is the third and last book in the Chicage Sister series. 5 points, yay!

love gamesLove Games
by Eden Scott

Format: e-copy
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Love Games on Goodreads

Blurb:
Technology-challenged historian Regis is on a mission of mercy: his miserably pregnant cousin, Penny, needs a diversion and the only thing that will satisfy is the latest version of a video game, Dead Knights at Castle Kill.

When Regis braves the aisles of a video game retailer, he’s swept off his feet by Mars, the tall, dark, and gorgeous salesclerk who works there. But there’s very little chance that such a savvy gamer would ever notice a man who can barely use his computer.

Deciding the obvious solution is to fake it, Regis enlists the aid of his cousin to convince Mars he’s a high-level gamer. The plan works perfectly right up until Mars invites him to a prestigious gaming conference, where even Regis’s high IQ isn’t enough to fake his way through dozens of real gamers—and will definitely cost him the man he’s been lying to the whole time.

You can read my review of Love Games here. This one counted for the scavenger hunt number 71 “Read a book that prominently includes gaming in some way”. 5 points, yay!

visionsVisions (Cainsville #2)
by Kelley Armstrong

Format: Hardcopy
Source: bought it myself
You can find Visions on Goodreads

Blurb:
As #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong’s new Cainsville series continues, Olivia’s power to read omens leads to the discovery of a gruesome crime with troubling connections to her new hometown.

Omens, the first installment in Kelley Armstrong’s exciting new series, introduced Olivia Taylor-Jones, daughter of notorious serial killers, and Gabriel Walsh, the self-serving, morally ambiguous lawyer who became her unlikely ally. Together, they chased down a devious killer and partially cleared her parents of their horrifying crimes.

Their success, however, is short-lived. While Olivia takes refuge in the old, secluded town of Cainsville, Gabriel’s past mistakes have come to light, creating a rift between the pair just when she needs his help the most.

Olivia finds a dead woman in her car, dressed to look like her, but the body vanishes before anyone else sees it. Olivia’s convinced it’s another omen, a sign of impending danger. But then she learns that a troubled young woman went missing just days ago—the same woman Olivia found dead in her car. Someone has gone to great lengths to kill and leave this young woman as a warning. But why? And what role has her new home played in this disturbing murder?

Olivia’s effort to uncover the truth places her in the crosshairs of old and powerful forces, forces that have their own agenda, and closely guarded secrets they don’t want revealed.

You can read my review of Visions here. This one counted for the scavenger hunt number 46 “Celebrate 2015 – read a book that’s number in the series can be md from only the numbers in 2015”. 3 points yay!

Led AstrayLed Astray: The Best of Kelley Armstrong
by Kelley Armstrong

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Led Astray on Goodreads

Blurb:
Two brand new tales anchor this wide-ranging collection from one of urban fantasy’s most successful authors. Here is the first time that best-selling fantasy, YA, and crime author Kelley Armstrong has had her stories collected from Otherworld and beyond. With her signature twists and turns, Armstrong gives a fresh spin on city-dwelling vampires, werewolves, and zombies, while also traveling further afield, to a post-apocalyptic fortress, a superstitious village, a supernatural brothel, and even to feudal Japan.

With tales that range from humorous to heart-stopping, these are the stories that showcase Kelley Armstrong at her versatile best.

– Rakshashi (standalone)
– Kat (Darkest Powers universe, non-series narrator)
– A Haunted House of Her Own (standalone)
– Learning Curve (Otherworld universe, Zoe)
– The Screams of Dragons (Cainsville universe, non-series narrator)
– The Kitsune’s Nine Tales (Age of Legends universe, non-series narrator)
– Last Stand (standalone)
– Bamboozled (Otherworld universe, non-series narrator)
– Branded (Otherworld universe, non-series narrator)
– The List (Otherworld universe, Zoe)
– Young Bloods (Otherworld universe, non-series narrator)
– The Door (standalone, original to this collection)
– Dead Flowers by a Roadside (standalone)
– Suffer the Children (standalone)
– The Collector (standalone)
– Gabriel’s Gargoyles (Cainsville universe, Gabriel)
– Harbinger (standalone)
– V Plates (Otherworld universe, Nick)
– Life Sentence (Otherworld universe, non-series narrator)
– Plan B (standalone)
– The Hunt (Cainsville universe, non-series narrator)
– Dead to Me (standalone)
– Devil May Care (Cainsville universe, Patrick, original to this collection)

You can read my review of Led Astray here. This one counted for the scavenger hunt number 31 “Read a book by an author you’ve previously read and given 5 stars”. 2 Points yay!

second chance summerSecond Chance Summer (Cedar Ridge #1)
by Jill Shalvis

Format: e-copy
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Second Chance Summer on Goodreads

Blurb:
Cedar Ridge, Colorado, is famous for crisp mountain air, clear blue skies, and pine-scented breezes. And it’s the last place Lily Danville wants to be. But she needs a job, and there’s an opening at the hottest resort in her hometown. What has her concerned is the other hot property in Cedar Ridge: Aidan Kincaid-firefighter, rescue worker, and heartbreaker. She never could resist that devastating smile . . .

The Kincaid brothers are as rough and rugged as the Rocky Mountains they call home. Aidan has always done things his own way, by his own rules. And never has he regretted anything more than letting Lily walk out of his life ten years ago. If anyone has ever been in need of rescuing, she has. What she needs more than anything are long hikes, slow dances, and sizzling kisses. But that can only happen if he can get her to give Cedar Ridge-and this bad boy-a second chance . . .

You can read my review of Second Chance Summer here. This one counted for the scavenger hunt number 43 “Read a book that takes place during summer”. 3 points yay!

Freya InfernoFreya’s Inferno (Winging It #1)
by Sonja Bair

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Freya’s Inferno on Goodreads

Blurb:
Freya Holm is smart, quick-witted, and an Alva—a paranormal species with the ability to fly. In a bid for a normal life outside of family expectations, she moved across the country. But within a few days of arriving in a small California town, she finds herself fighting over the last bag of lentils with an attractive but ill-tempered werewolf named David.

David Waterstone is desperate for normal, too. Recently banished from his pack, he finds himself struggling to stay sane. The presence of another supernatural power in his new town, especially one as inquisitive and lively as Freya, makes his struggle even harder.

When their new city gets besieged by an insane supernatural with a passion for Dante’s Inferno, Freya’s family sends in one of her old schoolmates. Alrik Isaksson has long been in love with Freya, but she can’t see beyond their hurtful history. Despite the tension, David, Alrik, and Freya must work together and use their intellect, supernatural powers, and sense of humor to survive the layers of Hell being created in their town by a maniac with a passion for literature.

You can read my review of Freya’s Inferno here. This one counted for the scavenger hunt number 68 “Since Berls is super excited about her new teaching job – read a book where the main character is a teacher”. Freya is a science teacher. Another 5 points yay!

Mamachari MatchmakerMamachari Matchmaker (Kami No Sekai Short Story Series #3)
by S.J. Pajonas

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Mamachari Matchmaker on Goodreads

Blurb:
This bike longs to be owned by a family with kids but is bought by a quiet, cosplaying, young woman instead.

How will Mamachari help Eriko to find true love?

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Shhh… Listen To The Gods.

The Japanese believe the gods live in all things. Trees, appliances, animals, buildings — they all have a spirit living within them. Maybe, if you listen carefully, you can hear them too.

You can read my review of Mamachari Matchmaker here. This one counted for the scavenger hunt number 39 “Read a book with no living thigns on the cover”. 3 Points yay!

The Night ParadeThe Night Parade
by Kathryn Tanquary

Format: e-copy
Source: for review from netgalley
You can find The Night Parade on Goodreads

Blurb:
The last thing Saki Yamamoto wants to do for her summer vacation is trade in exciting Tokyo for the antiquated rituals and bad cell reception of her grandmother’s village. Preparing for the Obon ceremony is boring. Then the local kids take an interest in Saki and she sees an opportunity for some fun, even if it means disrespecting her family’s ancestral shrine on a malicious dare.

But as Saki rings the sacred bell, the darkness shifts. A death curse has been invoked… and Saki has three nights to undo it. With the help of three spirit guides and some unexpected friends, Saki must prove her worth – or say good-bye to the world of the living forever.

You can read my review of The Night Parade here. This one counted for the scavenger hunt number 55 “Read a book featuring an animal prominently in the story”. 4 points yay!

The Wolf WilderThe Wolf Wilder
by Katherine Rundell

Format: e-copy
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find The Wolf Wilder on Goodreads

Blurb:
Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora’s mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder is the opposite of an animal tamer: it is a person who teaches tamed animals to fend for themselves, and to fight and to run, and to be wary of humans.

When the murderous hostility of the Russian Army threatens her very existence, Feo is left with no option but to go on the run. What follows is a story of revolution and adventure, about standing up for the things you love and fighting back. And, of course, wolves.

You can read my review of The Wolf Wilder here. This one counted for the scavenger hunt number 40 “Read a book featuring a strong female protagonist”.

Summer HaikusSummer Haikus (Happily Ever Asia)
by S.J. Pajonas

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Summer Haikus on Goodreads

Blurb:
“When it comes to fight or flight, I always choose to run like hell.”

Isa planned the perfect summer:
Tokyo and the Summer Olympics — check.
Helping her best friend prepare for the marathon — check.
Forgetting she’s in love with Masa — double check.

But when Isa’s mother is hospitalized, she has to abandon her summer plans to run the family’s Tokyo business. Masa’s offer to help makes it impossible for Isa to ignore him — and the firecracker kiss they shared half a world away. Everyone expects the world of her, but the pressure to please them all is as oppressive as the Tokyo summer heat. The simplest answer to all her problems? Run.

You can read my review of Summer Haikus here. This one counted for the scavenger hunt number 38 “Read a book with a man fully clothed on the cover”. Yay for another 3 points!

a ladys guide to skirting scandalA Lady’s Guide to Skirting Scandal (The Lords of Worth #2.5)
by Kelly Bowen

Format: e-copy
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find A Lady’s Guide to Skirting Scandal on Goodreads

Blurb:
A delightful romp to be read in one sitting—for fans of Sarah MacLean, Julia Quinn, and Tessa Dare.

Lady Viola Hextall is bored—of the ocean, her chaperones, and the woeful lack of available dukes on the ocean voyage from London to New York. Scrambling for any diversion short of jumping overboard, Viola strikes up a conversation with the ship’s rough-hewn, blue-eyed surgeon—and discovers an immediate cure for what ails her…

To Nathaniel Shaw, Viola has the bearing of a lady and the spirit of an adventurer—an unlikely combination that he finds utterly irresistible. So he’s hoping to convince Viola to leave the stifling ballrooms of London high society behind because there is a big, wide world just waiting for them to explore—together.

You can read my review of A Lady’s Guide to Skirting Scandalhere. This one counted for the scavenger hunt number 67 “Read a book with hands and no face (could have some of the body but not all)”. 5 points yay!

The Good Girls Second ChanceThe Good Girl’s Second Chance
by Christine Rimmer

Format: e-copy
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find The Good Girl’s Second Chance on Goodreads

Blurb:
The Littlest Matchmaker Of Them All

Quinn Bravo is a committed single dad; emphasis on single. The millionaire bachelor is focused on his four-year-old daughter and his fitness business. So while he’s intrigued by his beautiful new interior decorator, Quinn resolves to keep the chemistry at a simmer. Until one night together causes their attraction to burst into flame.

After her ex-husband betrayed her, local good girl Chloe Winchester returned to Justice Creek, determined not to risk her heart again. Still, maybe she can live out some teenage fantasies with sexy Quinn while redecorating his house. But first Chloe will have to avoid falling for one adorable little girl and the man of her dreams!

You can read my review of The Good Girls’Second Chance here. This one counted for the scavenger hunt number 20 “Read a book with a couple (two people) fully clothed on the front”. Yay 2 points!

How to be a MermaidHow to be a Mermaid (Falling in Deep Collection)
by Erin Hayes

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find How to be a Mermaid on Goodreads

Blurb:
All Tara ever wanted was to be a mermaid.

So she takes a year off between high school and college to don a fake tail and tour aquariums across the country in a professional mermaid troupe.

Everything’s great until she meets a gorgeous real-life merman named Finn. Suddenly, what she thought was a dream turns out to be a nightmare — she’s turning into a mermaid herself. For real.

Yet when she returns to the sea to seek out Finn and reverse her transformation, she finds herself in the middle of an impending war between the land and sea. Tara may have always wanted to be a mermaid, but now it’s sink or swim. In order to survive, she has to learn how to be one, too.

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Summer 2015, award-winning, and best-selling authors will bring you romantic tales of mermaids, sirens, sprites, and other creatures of the deep! Keep in touch as we reveal each title in our collection!

You can read my review of How to be a Mermaid here. This one counted for the scavenger hunt number 69 “Read a book with a mermaid as one of the main characters”. Yay 5 points!

storm fallStorm Fall (Rebel Wing #2)
by Tracy Banghart

Format: e-copy
Source: for review through netgalley

blurb:
In the action-packed sequel to Rebel Wing, Aris battles for life and love . . . and not everyone will survive.

Aris Haan gave up everything to join the Atalantan Military: her family, her boyfriend, even her identity. In the end, though, it didn’t matter that she was a war hero. When the all-male Military discovered that she was actually a woman, she was sent home and erased from history.

Now she has a chance to go back to the battlefield—as herself. But as hard as it was to be a soldier in disguise, it’s even more difficult now. The men in her unit undermine her at every turn. The Safaran army has spies everywhere, perhaps even on Aris’s stationpoint. And she’s falling for her mysterious superior officer, Milek. But their relationship is forbidden, just stolen moments between training sessions and missions. There’s no room for love in war.

Then Aris discovers that Safara’s leaders have set their sights on her, Atalanta’s hero. And she must find them before they find her . . .

You can read my review of Storm Fall here. This one didn’t count for the scavenger hunt.

Torn SkyTorn Sky (Rebel Wing #3)
by Tracy Banghart

Format: e-copy
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Torn Sky on Goodreads

Blurb:
The end is near . . .

When Aris Haan brought down Safara’s biggest war criminal, she’d thought it was a turning point in the war. Victory was on the horizon, as was a peaceful future with her Promised, Milek.

But a deadly new threat has emerged: a Safaran bomb that could wipe out all of Atalanta in one catastrophic blast. Aris is tasked with finding the weapon before it is completed, a mission made more difficult when she starts to suspect that there is a Safaran spy in her unit. Friendships are tested, loyalties are strained, and suddenly Aris no longer knows whom she can trust.

In the epic conclusion to the Rebel Wing series, Atalanta’s fate rests on Aris’s shoulders. Can she find the bomb before it destroys everything—and everyone—she loves?

You can read my review of Torn Sky here. This one counted for the scavenger hunt number 5 “Read a book with a weapon on the cover”. 1 point!

DelinquentDelinquent: An Alliance Novella (Alliance 0.5)
by Emma L. Adams

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Delinquent on Goodreads

Blurb:
Nineteen-year-old Kay Walker seems to have it all, including an assured future with the Alliance after he graduates from the prestigious Academy. But when he and his friends discover the lure of the Passages, the place between the worlds where monsters hide, they’re caught up in a contest with rival student Aric – which soon escalates into a deadly game.

A perfect life hides lies, and Kay becomes a target for alluring yet deadly magic he has no way of understanding. Magic is a force on its own, and on no one’s side…

You can read my review of Delinquent here. This one counted for the scavenger hunt number 21 “Read a book featuring a male protagonist”. 2 point, yay!

Daemons in the MistDaemons in the Mist (The Marked Ones Trilogy #1)
by Alicia Kat Vancil

Format: e-copy
Source: for free when subscribign to the author her e-mail list
You can find Daemons in the Mist on Goodreads

Blurb:
Accidentally marrying a beautiful stranger—what’s the worst that could happen?

We all have that one thing—that one thing we wish for on every first star of the night. Wealth. Fame. Love. For geeky artist Patrick Connolly, it is the attention of his beautiful and seemingly unattainable classmate Nualla Galathea. However, when he accepts her invitation for a spur-of-the-moment weekend trip to Vegas, the last thing he expects is to wake up married to her. Or to find out she’s not even human.

Patrick may think his wish has just come true. However, this gentle boy is about to find out that it will take more than artistic talent to combat the deadly secrets lurking behind the clever construct of illusions and supertech that conceal the world of the daemons from human eyes. Because when it comes to these gazelle-horned creatures, one false step might just get you killed.

In her mesmerizing debut series, up and coming author Alicia Kat Vancil leads you on an unforgettable thrill ride through the swirling fog of San Francisco that will leave your heart pounding.

You can read my review of Daemons in the Mist here. This one counted for the scavenger hunt number 58 “Read a book from an author with three names”.

Thors SerpentsThor’s Serpents (The Blackwell Pages #3)
by K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr

Format: paperback
Source: bought it myself
You can find Thor’s Serpents on Goodreads

Blurb:
Thirteen-year-olds Matt, Laurie, and Fen have beaten near-impossible odds to assemble their fellow descendants of the Norse Gods and complete epic quests. Their biggest challenge lies ahead: battling the fierce monsters working to bring about the apocalypse.

But when they learn that Matt must fight the Midgard Serpent alone and Fen and Laurie are pulled in other directions, the friends realize they can’t take every step of this journey together. Matt, Laurie, and Fen will each have to fight their own battles to survive, to be true to themselves, and to one another – with nothing less than the fate of the world hanging in the balance.

You can read my review of Thor’s Serpents here. This one didn’t count for the scavenger hunt.

The Storm Behind Your EyesThe Storm behind Your Eyes (The Marked Ones Trilogy #2)
by Alicia Kat Vancil

Format: e-copy
Source: bought it myself
You can find The Storm behind Your Eyes on Goodreads

Blurb:
No matter how far you run you can never escape your past.

We all make sacrifices. Some we make without thinking. And others that cut our hearts to pieces with every breath we take. For Travis Centrina, this is one of those sacrifices. Because when he was given back the one thing he thought he could never have again—the little brother he thought was dead—he didn’t realize his wish would come at a such heavy price.

Travis has been in love with his best friend Arius Nualla Galathea practically all his life. There’s just one problem—she’s about to marry his little brother Patrick. And so to ensure the happiness of the two people he loves most, he’s about to smash his own heart to tiny bits.

However, as Travis tries desperately to sweep the fragments of his broken heart into a dark prison of his own making, he begins to realize that not everything with Patrick is as it should be. That the fifteen years that separated them still holds a lot of unanswered questions…and secrets. Because when it comes to the Kakodemoss—the shadowy terrorist organization of Kakodaemons—secrets always come with deadly consequences.

Packed full of danger, emotionally disastrous choices, and heartbreaking rawness, The Storm behind Your Eyes, the second book in the Marked Ones Trilogy, is sure to mesmerize readers.

You can read my review of The Storm Behind Your Eeyes here. This one counted for the scavenger hunt number 23 “Read a book set in a Foreign Country”. Who else can’t believe I only ticked this one off my list now? I think most of the books I read take palce in a foreign country ;). 2 points for me!

TheDualityBridge_CoverThe Duality Bridge (Singularity #2)
by Susan Kaye Quinn

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find The Duality Bridge on Goodreads

Blurb:
What does it mean to be human?

Elijah Brighton is the face of the Human Resistance Movement. He’s the Olympic-level painter who refused an offer of immortality from the ascenders—the human/machine hybrids who run the world—in solidarity with the legacy humans who will never get a chance to live forever.

Too bad it’s all a complicated web of lies.

Worse, Eli’s not even entirely human. Few know about the ascenders’ genetic experiments that left him… different. Fewer know about the unearthly fugue state that creates his transcendent art—as well as a bridge that lets him speak to the dead. But the Resistance is the one place he can hide from the ascender who knows everything the fugue can do. Because if Marcus finds him, he’ll either use Eli for his own nefarious purposes… or destroy him once and for all.

The Duality Bridge is the second book in the Singularity series and the sequel to The Legacy Human. This thrilling new young adult science fiction series explores the intersection of mind, body, and soul in a post-Singularity world.

You can read my review of The Duality Bridge here. This one counted for the scavenger hunt number 7 “Read a book with a man on the cover (and no other people)”. yay 1 point!

Did you participate this Coyer? Which books did you read? Did you meet your goals? What’s your favourite book you read this summer?

14 Responses to “Coyer Summer 2015: Recap Post”

  1. Michelle@Because Reading

    Awesome job my friend! You did great! I am so sad it’s over too. I might try and keep the questions going in the social media group so we can stay active until the winter but everyone is already very active so I might not have too do to much 🙂

    Next COYER will be here before you know it and it will be nice to get back to basic again!

    Have a great day Lola!
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    • Lola

      Oh I like the idea to keep some of the questions going! The social media group is always one of my favourite parts, although I wasn’t as active as I wanted in the past few weeks.

      I am already looking forward to next COYER!

  2. Sophia Rose

    Wowsers! You did really well for this challenge. I did a Summer Bingo-style reading challenge last year, but this year, I did only a week long TBR pile challenge beyond my regular year long challenges. No one book really stands out as a favorite summer read.

    • Lola

      I always like Coyer and how it isn’t a year long challenge, but twice yearly with soem extra focus on getting those books read.

    • Lola

      It takes place twice yearly, durign summer and winter and it’s such a fun challenge with a fun group of bloggers who participate each time and there’s a facebook group with lots of questions and interactions. I hope you’ll consider joining next time! It’s a great challenge to read more and add even more books to your to-read list.

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