Review: The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco

the girl from the well

Title: The Girl from the Well
Author: Rin Chupeco
Release Date/Publisher: August 5th 2014 by Sourcebooks Fire
Finished: June 23rd 2014
Pages: 304- ARC eBook-given on NetGalley

Synopsis from Goodreads:

You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such. We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night.

A dead girl walks the streets.

She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.

And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.

Because the boy has a terrifying secret – one that would just kill to get out.

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Review: Elusive Memories by Amanda Shofner

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Title: Elusive Memories (The Hunted #1)
Author: Amanda Shofner
Release Date/Publisher: May 2014 by The Path of least Revision
Finished: June 6th 2014
Pages: unknown-eBook-won from the author
1. Elusive Memories
2. Unknown

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The Northern Alliance Betterment Society, better known as the Hunters, has persecuted the Gifted for years. When Sam Benson is taken and her memory stolen, she certainly isn’t the first victim of the Hunters. But she’s determined to use her family’s influence as memory-bringer elders to make sure she’s one of the last.

As soon as she escapes the Hunters’ compound, anyway.

Two Hunter guards claim to be working to get Sam free, but only one has her best interests at heart—and holds the key to mounting an offense against the Hunters. With her memory fractured and the Hunters set against her, can she choose the right person to trust?

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Review: Prey by Rachel Vincent


Title: Prey (Shifters #4)
Author: Rachel Vincent
Release Date/Publisher: July 1st 2009 by Mira Books
Finished: May 29 2014
Pages: 400-eBook-owned
1. Stray
2. Rogue
3. Pride
4. Prey
5. Shift
6. Alpha

Synopsis from Goodreads

Sometimes playing cat and mouse is no game… 
Play? Right. My Pride is under fire from all sides, my father’s authority is in question and my lover is in exile. Which means I haven’t laid eyes on Marc’s gorgeous face in months. And with a new mother and an I-know-everything teenager under my protection, I don’t exactly have time to fantasize about ever seeing him again. 
Then our long-awaited reunion is ruined by a vicious ambush by strays. Now our group is under attack, Marc is missing and I will need every bit of skill and smarts to keep my family from being torn apart. Forever.

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Review: Infinite by Jodi Meadows


Title: Infinite (New Soul #3)
Author: Jodi Meadows
Release Date/Publisher: January 28th 2014 by Katherine Tegen Books
Finished: May 23rd 2014
Pages: 418-Hardcover-owned
1. Incarnate 
2. Asunder
3. Infinite

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The Year of Souls begins with an earthquake—an alarming rumble from deep within the earth—and it’s only the first of greater dangers to come. The Range caldera is preparing to erupt. Ana knows that as Soul Night approaches, everything near Heart will be at risk.

Ana’s exile is frightening, but it may also be fortuitous, especially if she can convince her friends to flee Heart and Range with her. They’ll go north, seeking answers and allies to stop Janan’s ascension. And with any luck, the newsouls will be safe from harm’s reach.

The oldsouls might have forgotten the choice they made to give themselves limitless lifetimes, but Ana knows the true cost of reincarnation. What she doesn’t know is whether she’ll have the chance to finish this one sweet life with Sam, especially if she returns to Heart to stop Janan once and for all.

With gorgeous romance and thrilling action, the final book in the Incarnate trilogy offers a brilliant conclusion to the compelling questions of this fascinating world, where one new girl is the key to the lives of millions.

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