Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday (8): Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
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(Unraveling, #2)
by Elizabeth Norris
Releases |April 23rd 2013 by Balzer + Bray|
Edition |Hardcover, 496 pages|
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Four months after Ben disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes she’ll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but life is finally starting to resume some kind of normalcy. Until Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up. Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human trafficking ring, kidnapping people and selling them on different Earths—and Ben is the prime suspect. Now his family has been imprisoned and will be executed if Ben doesn’t turn himself over within five days.
And when Janelle learns that someone she cares about—someone from her own world—has become one of the missing, she knows that she has to help Barclay, regardless of the danger. Now Janelle has five days to track down the real culprit. Five days to locate the missing people before they’re lost forever. Five days to reunite with the boy who stole her heart. But as the clues begin to add up, Janelle realizes that she’s in way over her head—and that she may not have known Ben as well as she thought. Can she uncover the truth before everyone she cares about is killed?

Why I'm Waiting...
Absolute cover love freak out! :) I LOVE IT :D I just recently seen the cover. Book one was amazing and I read it not to long ago and I'm DYING to read book 2. I miss the characters and can't wait to be reunited with them. Too bad it's such a long wait...

Other Books in This Series

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Entangled by Nikki Jefford

(Spellbound, #1)
by Nikki Jefford
Released |February 20th 2012 by Nikki Jefford|
Edition |Ebook|
Source |For Review by Author|
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Two months after dying, seventeen-year-old witch Graylee Perez wakes up in her twin sister Charlene’s body.
Until Gray finds a way back inside her own body, she’s stuck being Charlene every twenty-hour hours. Her sister has left precise instructions on how Gray should dress and behave. Looking like a prep isn’t half as bad as hanging out with Charlene’s snotty friends and gropey boyfriend.
The “normals” of McKinley High might be quick to write her behavior off as post-traumatic stress, but warlock Raj McKenna is the only person who suspects Gray has returned from the dead.
Now Gray has to solve the mystery of her death and resurrection and disentangle herself from Charlene’s body before she disappears for good.
***Entangled is a young adult paranormal fantasy romance suitable for ages 15 and up.***

Let me start off saying that I feel so horrible I'm just now getting to this book for review! I received this book quite a few months ago for review from the author and I'm just now getting to it. Things happen...But I'm pissed because I waited so long to read this AMAZING book! I was truly amazed at how fast I read this book. I read this in like 4 hrs! I could not put it down :) And just look at the cover, gorgeous!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Cover Crazy! :)

Hey Guys!
Here to show you guys all the new COVER REVEALS I've been seeing lately :)
Some are just AMAZING!
These are must sees if you haven't already.

I love Goddess and I can't wait for it's release along with Shadow of the Mark!

I can't wait for Unbreakable! The cover :)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Cold Fury by T.M. Goeglein

Cold Fury
(Cold Fury, #1)
by T.M. Goeglein
Released |July 24th 2012 by Putnam Juvenile|
Edition |Hardcover, 313 pages|

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Jason Bourne meets The Sopranos in this breathtaking adventure
Sara Jane Rispoli is a normal sixteen-year-old coping with school and a budding romance--until her parents and brother are kidnapped and she discovers her family is deeply embedded in the Chicago Outfit (aka the mob).
Now on the run from a masked assassin, rogue cops and her turncoat uncle, Sara Jane is chased and attacked at every turn, fighting back with cold fury as she searches for her family. It's a quest that takes her through concealed doors and forgotten speakeasies--a city hiding in plain sight. Though armed with a .45 and 96K in cash, an old tattered notebook might be her best defense--hidden in its pages the secret to "ultimate power." It's why she's being pursued, why her family was taken, and could be the key to saving all of their lives.
Action packed, with fresh, cinematic writing, Cold Fury is a riveting and imaginative adventure readers will devour.

I truly enjoyed Cold Fury and the story that T.M. Goeglein has created. If you love a good mystery, then I definitely recommend you pick this one up. The characters in this book have such significant roles, it's hard not to fall in love with them! I can't wait to for book 2's release, to see what adventures the sequel takes me know next.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Book Hauling It Up (25)

Hey everyone :)
Here with another haul!
Don't forget to leave your links :)
I hope you guys had a great week.

For Review - Netgalley



Swag from Paige @ Comfort Books - Thanks Paige!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Cover Reveal: Blood Bound by Keisha Swaim

There are two (TWO) covers for today's cover reveal!
And you guys will get the chance to vote for which cover you would like the book to have :)

Blood Bound
by Keisha Swam
Released |September 10th 2013 by Spencer Hill Press|
ISBN |978-1-937053-45-1|
Formats |Paperback, Ebook|

Starting college a year early is hard. Starting fae college and learning to protect the world from the Unseelie is harder.
   Brielle Reed has always been an over-achiever, but this time she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Between her crash course in fae politics, struggles to control her new mind-reading ability, training sessions with the demanding Dr. Schwartz, and discoveries about the father who is still a mystery to her, Brielle finds herself longing for a chance at a normal life.
   But she may not get that chance. Or chance at a life at all, for that matter.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Blog Tour: Five by Christie L. Rich - Excerpt

Rayla Tate’s life is about to turn vertical…again. As if it wasn’t bad enough her mother disappeared under questionable circumstances leaving Rayla to be raised by her aunt in a horrendously small town. Her overprotective guardian is determined to ruin Rayla’s life. She refuses to let Rayla out of her sight or out of the state. Provincial living might be what her aunt demands of her purposely sheltered niece; but, Rayla has other ideas. In a desperate attempt to follow her dreams she flees the safety of her home and runs away to college with her best friend toward a bright future in the art world.
However, excitement over her newfound freedom turns into terror when she is chased by a mysterious stranger on her way to school. When his motorcycle suddenly morphs into a fire-breathing pegasus, Rayla questions her sanity. Worse, the man riding next to her stirs a burning desire in her soul she has never known or could have ever imagined. Using all the will she owns, she manages to resist the compulsion she feels; yet, as he disappears into the night, she is certain he hasn't gone far.
Rayla quickly dismisses the encounter to her overactive imagination. She is determined to settle into her new life, yet the images and feelings of that night still haunt her. To make matters worse, her aunt seems to be in on the act, insisting that Rayla will soon be hunted by a pack of fae lords for a power over the elements she never knew she possessed—a power that could change the world. Quicker than she ever thought possible, she finds herself surrounded by stunning men that all seem determined to win her heart. Why does she feel drawn to each one of them? More importantly, what dark power do they hold over her? Rayla must quickly learn to fend off these beautiful and seductive pursuers using whatever means necessary or find herself lost to the fae world forever.
Author Bio
I grew up daydreaming about fairytales, and my love for discovering new worlds has never died. I am not one of those writers who always knew I would write. I thought that was what other people did until one day a few years ago, I took a challenge from a friend and typed my first words. My journey has been wonderful, and I cannot imagine a day where I would ever give up writing now. My love for reading is what fueled my imagination in the first place and still does. When I am not writing or reading, I am enjoying family time with my husband and two children. We live in a quiet community under the Wellsville mountains in Utah, and I am so thankful for the rich life I have been blessed with.

Five (Book 1 in the Elemental Emnity Series) is free on Smashwords and Barnes & Noble, so go grab your copy and enter the giveaway for your chance to win Book 2 & 3!

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday (7): Reached by Ally Condie

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
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(Matched, #3)
by Ally Condie
Releases |November 13th 2012 by Dutton Childrens Book|
Edition |Hardback, 512 pages|

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Cassia faces the ultimate choices in the long-anticipated conclusion to the "New York Times" bestselling Matched Trilogy
After leaving Society and desperately searching for the Rising--and each other--Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again: Cassia has been assigned to work for the Rising from within Society, while Ky has been stationed outside its borders. But nothing is as predicted, and all too soon the veil lifts and things shift once again.
In this gripping conclusion to the #1 "New York Times" bestselling Matched Trilogy, Cassia will reconcile the difficulties of challenging a life too confining, seeking a freedom she never dreamed possible, and honoring a love she cannot live without.

Why I'm Wishing...
I am a fan of this series and am really excited to see how the conclusion of this series will turn out. I'm really hoping that this book is a bit more fast paced than the other, you know, since it's the conclusion and all. I expect things to rap up and have a lot of exciting elements. And I'm also really anxious to see who Cassia chooses :) The three covers of this series speaks to me. I love them! And I can't wait :)

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

Destroy Me
(Shatter Me, #1.5)
by Tahereh Mafi
Released |October 2nd 2012 by HarperCollins|
Edition |Ebook, 150 pages|
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Perfect for the fans of Shatter Me who are desperately awaiting the release of Unravel Me, this novella-length digital original will bridge the gap between these two novels from the perspective of the villain we all love to hate, Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.
In Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as she’ll learn in Destroy Me, Warner is not that easy to get rid of. . .
Back at the base and recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her, bring her back, and dispose of Adam and Kenji, the two traitors who helped her escape. But when Warner’s father, The Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment, arrives to correct his son’s mistakes, it’s clear that he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner simply cannot allow.
Set after Shatter Me and before its forthcoming sequel, Unravel Me, Destroy Me is a novella told from the perspective of Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45

I honestly don't see what the big hype is about Warner. He's just your average villain to me. There's always that villain who's thinks their in love with their victim in a screw up type of way, that's Warner to me. He's in love with Juliet, but he's still an evil and torturous person in my eyes. Nothing has really changed but the fact that we get to see deeper into his 'emotions'.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Cover Reveal - Day After by Emi Gayle

Day After
(Book 2 in The 19th Year Trilogy)
by Emi Gayle
Release Date |May 6, 2013|
Target Reader |Young Adult|
Keywords|Paranormal Romance, Romance|
Demon crypts. Vampire lairs. Glowing angels. Sexy sirens. The stuff of fiction.
Or so Winn Thomas always thought.
Since being accepted into the fold of the supernatural, he knows better. None of what he imagined is true, but everything he feared is, and binding himself to his changeling girlfriend until her nineteenth birthday will give him an education far beyond what he’d get at his human high school.
Luckily, Winn’s not giving up, he won’t back down, and he definitely isn’t going to run away with his tail between his legs. After all, only werewolves have tails. Right?
In this, the second of the 19th Year trilogy, Winn’s facing the challenge of one lifetime. If he doesn’t learn the truth about mythological creatures, his girlfriend Mac Thorne won’t either. That means, in six months, when she chooses her final form, she won’t know what to pick.
Winn, though, has his own ideas about Mac’s final selection—plans she knows nothing of.
He intends to have her pick human.
Whether she can or not.

Other Books in this series include:
After Dark (Book 1)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys
(Raven Cycle, #1)
by Maggie Stiefvater
Released |September 18th 2012 by Scholastic Press|
Edition |Hardcover, 408 pages|
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“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.
Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.
His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.
But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.
For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.
From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

This is the second book I've read by Maggie Stiefvater and I enjoyed it. I thought this was a very unique book and haven't read too many like it. The whole concept of this book was very interesting. 3.5 stars.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Book Hauling It Up (24)

Hey everyone :)
I'm here with this week's Book Haul!
I got some awesome books this week that I've really excited for.
Don't forget to leave your links!



Ebooks Bought

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

The Mark of Athena
(Heroes of Olympus, #3)
by Rick Riordan
Released |October 2nd 2012 by Hyperion Book CH|
Edition |Hardback, 608 pages|
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Annabeth is terrified. Just when she’s about to be reunited with Percy—after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera—it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. As Annabeth and her friends Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she can’t blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon masthead, Leo’s fantastical creation doesn’t appear friendly. Annabeth hopes that the sight of their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans that the visitors from Camp Half-Blood are coming in peace.
And that’s only one of her worries. In her pocket Annabeth carries a gift from her mother that came with an unnerving demand: Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me. Annabeth already feels weighed down by the prophecy that will send seven demigods on a quest to find—and close— the Doors of Death. What more does Athena want from her?
Annabeth’s biggest fear, though, is that Percy might have changed. What if he’s now attached to Roman ways? Does he still need his old friends? As the daughter of the goddess of war and wisdom, Annabeth knows she was born to be a leader, but never again does she want to be without Seaweed Brain by her side.
Narrated by four different demigods, The Mark of Athena is an unforgettable journey across land and sea to Rome, where important discoveries, surprising sacrifices, and unspeakable horrors await. Climb aboard the Argo II, if you dare. . . .
In The Son of Neptune, Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a dangerous quest. The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. But they number only six--who will complete the Prophecy of Seven?
The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land to find the Doors of Death. What exactly are the Doors of Death? Much of the prophesy remains a mystery. . . . With old friends and new friends joining forces, a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting, The Mark of Athena promises to be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan.

Rick Riordan is AMAZING! His writing style really draws you in from the very beginning. Something about it just takes hold of your mind and thoughts and sucks you into the pages. This book was no exception. It was action packed and was a definite page turner. As long as this book is, 608 pages, I flew threw it. I could not put it down! I definitely recommend all his book :) For those of you who love this series, this is a MUST READ!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

One Year Blogoversary Giveaway!

Hey Everyone,
Today, October 18th 2012  is my one year blogoversary!
It's been a wonderful year of blogging and if it wasn't for the fellow book bloggers and my wonderful followers, I probably wouldn't have stuck with it.
But I'm glad I did! It's something I love doing and it's become an awesome part of my life.
So to celebrate my blogoversary, I'm having a giveaway! :)

This is open INTERNATIONAL, as long as the book depository ships to your country!

One winner will get to choose one of these four books! Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
Black City by Elizabeth Richards
Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Reached by Ally Condie
The winner can choose any book under $13 from the book depository!

Thank you to all my followers! And thank you for supporting Synchronized Reading :) I love each and everyone of you for it.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cover Reveal: Fire by Shauna Granger

(Elemental, #4)
by Shauna Granger
Genre |Urban Fantasy|
Released |December 18th 2012|
Cover Design |Mooney Designs|
Cover Reveal Organized by |AToMR Tours|
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Demons, faeries, and mermaids. Claws, teeth, and nightmares.
They have been beaten and bruised, set on fire, and nearly drowned, but manage to always find their way home.  Over their last Winter Holiday break before college, Shayna, Jodi, and Steven try again to put aside the magic in their lives for a little mundane fun. But Shayna's mother is having dreams of fire and death. A mysterious stranger by the name of Liam has just arrived in town. And Shayna's attempts to manage her new angelic powers are set back by Steven's insistence that the trio intervene in a riot outside of a concert, with disastrous consequences.
In her attempt to stop the riot, a man sees Shayna use her magical abilities – a man driven mad by watching his brother die at the hands of a black witch. He stalks Shayna, plotting to destroy her and her friends. With her mother’s warnings echoing in her mind, Shayna is now in the fight of her life against an unlikely foe: a human man.
Author Bio
Like so many other writers, Shauna grew up as an avid reader, it was in high school that she realized she wanted to be a writer. Five years ago Shauna started work on her Elemental Series and released the first installment, Earth, on May 1, 2011. When not reading and writing, Shauna enjoys cooking and playing hostess whenever she can. 

Wishlist Wedsneday (6): The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
Hosted by: Pen to Paper

The Sweetest Dark
by Shana Abe
Releases |April 23rd 2012 by Bantam|
Edition |Hardback, 352 pages|
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For fans of Lauren Kate and Libba Bray, The Sweetest Dark is filled with thrilling romance, exciting adventure, and ancient magic. Shana Abé brilliantly captures the drama of post-Victorian England, while unfolding a passionate love story that defies time. "With every fiber of my being, I yearned to be normal. To glide through my days at Iverson without incident. But I’d have to face the fact that my life was about to unfold in a very, very different way than I’d ever envisioned. Normal would become forever out of reach.”  Lora Jones has always known that she’s different. On the outside, she appears to be an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl. Yet Lora’s been keeping a heartful of secrets: She hears songs that no one else can hear, dreams vividly of smoke and flight, and lives with a mysterious voice inside her that insists she’s far more than what she seems.
England, 1915. Raised in an orphanage in a rough corner of London, Lora quickly learns to hide her unique abilities and avoid attention. Then, much to her surprise, she is selected as the new charity student at Iverson, an elite boarding school on England’s southern coast. Iverson’s eerie, gothic castle is like nothing Lora has ever seen. And the two boys she meets there will open her eyes and forever change her destiny.
Jesse is the school’s groundskeeper—a beautiful boy who recognizes Lora for who and what she truly is. Armand is a darkly handsome and arrogant aristocrat who harbors a few closely guarded secrets of his own. Both hold the answers to her past. One is the key to her future. And both will aim to win her heart. As danger descends upon Iverson, Lora must harness the powers she’s only just begun to understand, or else lose everything she dearly loves.
Filled with lush atmosphere, thrilling romance, and ancient magic, The Sweetest Dark brilliantly captures a rich historical era while unfolding an enchanting love story that defies time.

Why I'm Wishing...
Well I'm not of fan of Lauren Kate or Libba Bray because I haven't read any of their books, so I would know their writing style. But I just love the sound of this and have read some awesome reviews on goodreads, which has me even more intrigued. And I LOVE the cover. Again, me and book covers?! It can't be helped people! The cover is what first caught my eye.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson

Confessions of a Murder Suspect
(Teen Detective Series, #1)
by James Patterson
Released |September 24th 2012 by Little, Brown and Company|
Edition |Hardback, 372 pages|
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James Patterson returns to the genre that made him famous with a thrilling teen detective series about the mysterious and magnificently wealthy Angel family . . . and the dark secrets they're keeping from one another.
On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just three things: 1) She was the last person to see her parents alive. 2) The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can't trust anyone--maybe not even herself. Having grown up under Malcolm and Maud's intense perfectionist demands, no child comes away undamaged. Tandy decides that she will have to clear the family name, but digging deeper into her powerful parents' affairs is a dangerous-and revealing-game. Who knows what the Angels are truly capable of?

I've only read one James Patterson book before, which was the first in the maximum ride series and i enjoyed, and this book was just as enjoyable. The writing style of James Patterson is definitely unique. It always take me a while to warm up to it, but once I do, I fall in love with it! I don't think I've read a book that has been written the same way and that's what makes it so different. I thought this was a fantastic book! I don't read too many mystery/detective stories and this one had me really intrigued.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Bookish Quotes (1)

Hey everyone :)
I'm here to share with you some of my favorite bookish quotes! Just a couple.
I just up and decided to do it. I've always been the type of person who love quotes.
I'll just randomly look them up or as I'm reading, I love to highlight :) Great thing about a kindle, because I'd never highlight in my physical copy lol. I have a thing for love quote an obsession -.-
Anyways, on to the quotes! 

My bookish favorite quote and it has been for years...
“I was dead until you found me, though I breathed. I was sightless, though I could see. And then you came...and I was awakened.”  -J.R Ward, Lover Awakened
“Love's like a cigarette..
You know you had my heart aglow, Between you fingertips.
And, just like a cigarette, I never knew the thrill of life
Until you touched my lips.
Then just like a cigarette, Love seemed to fade away and Leave behind ashes of regret..
And, with a flick of your fingertips, It was easy for you to forget...” 
― Lia Habel

“Remember, darkness does not always equate to evil, just as light does not always bring good.” 
-PC Cast, Betrayed

“You have to know what you stand for, not just what you stand against.”
-Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak
“Touch her, and I'll freeze your testicles off and put them in a jar. Understand?” 
-Julie Kagawa, The Iron King

“You are a manipulator. 
I like to think of myself more as an outcome engineer.” 

-J.R. Ward, Lover Eternal

“Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.” 
-Charlaine Harrison

“I've always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect." His eyes searched mine intently, and for a moment we stood there toe to toe. "The ones who throw their beauty around, waste what they have? Their beauty is only passing. It's just a shell hiding nothing but shadows and emptiness.”
-Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Chasers by James Phelan

(Alone, #1)
by James Phelan
Released |October 30th 2012 by K-Teen|
Edition |E-ARC|
Source |Netgalley|
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The trip of a lifetime just turned into the end of the world.
When Jesse crawls out of the wreckage of a subway car and emerges into daylight, he’s greeted by a living nightmare. An unexplained force has destroyed New York City, turning skyscrapers into ash, cutting off all power and communication. Jesse and his new friends, Dave, Anna and Mini are dazed but unhurt. The other survivors are not so lucky. Every human being they encounter is infected, gripped by an unquenchable thirst that drives them to monstrous acts of violence.
Somehow, Jesse has to escape. But first, he has to stay alive.

When I started reading this book, I really didn't know what to expect going into it. I love when I really don't know what to expect out of book because the unknown is what keeps you intrigued. James's writing style really kept me flipping the pages. If you are a fan of the Gone series by Michael Grant, I really think you should give this book a go :)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Book Hauling It Up (23)

Hey everyone :)
Here with this week's book haul!
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Gift Card Purchases

Kindle Freebies

Friday, October 12, 2012

A Fractured Light by Jocelyn Davies

A Fractured Light
(A Beautiful Dark, #2)
by Jocelyn Davies
Released |September 25th 2012 by HarperTeen|
Edition |Hardback, 352 pages|
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When she wakes up in unfamiliar surroundings, Skye knows something terrible has happened to her. It's not until she hears Asher, the dark, rebellious angel she fell in love with, that the memories come flooding back. She tries to put the past behind her, but she knows she'll be forever haunted by the ruthless betrayal that almost took her life.
Skye returns home, but with the knowledge of who she really is, nothing can ever be the same. As she tests the limits of her newfound powers, Skye discovers that she's capable of far more than anyone could have imagined. Both the Order and the Rebellion want her for their side as war between the factions looms. She can't forget the terrifying truth she now knows about the Order, but something holds her back from embracing the Rebellion.
"A Fractured Light" picks up right after "A Beautiful Dark"'s shocking cliffhanger ending and is perfect for fans of Lauren Kate's "Fallen" and Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush saga.

Going into reading this book, I pretty much remember nothing from A Beautiful Dark. I know that I enjoyed it, but I couldn't remember much of anything, only bits and pieces here and there. Things started popping back into my head once I started the story, which was awesome, and I liked the fact that there are glimpses of the first book so that if you're like me, it may jog some memory. I love the world Jocelyn has created with the Order and the Rebellion. It's a different take with a different spend on the way I'm use to seeing Angel books being written.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Midnight Surrender Blitz

Some of the industries best selling 'new adult' paranormal romance authors have come together to bring you a collection of short stories inspired by their most popular novels. Get alternate point-of-views from your hottest book boyfriends. Learn about the early days of the relationships that you've grown to love. And find out how some of the early challenges faced by your favorite characters have shaped the novels you can't get enough of. 

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday (5): A Shimmer of Angels by Lisa M. Basso

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
Hosted by: Pen to Paper

A Shimmer of Angels
(Angel Sight, #1)
by Lisa M. Basso
Releases |January 29th 2013 by Month9Books, LLC|
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Sixteen-year-old Rayna sees angels, and has the medication and weekly therapy sessions to prove it. Now, in remission, Rayna starts fresh at a new school, lands a new job, and desperately tries for normalcy. She ignores signs that she may be slipping into the world she has tried so hard to climb out of. But these days, it’s more than just hallucinations that keep Rayna up at night. Students are dying, and she may be the only one who can stop it. Can she keep her job, her sanity, and her friends from dying at the hands of angels she can't admit to seeing?
Psychiatry, fantasy and real life come together in A Shimmer of Angels, as a young girl struggles with identity, secrets, and confronting her greatest fears. A Shimmer of Angels is for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider, or perhaps has felt like giving up entirely. It touches on themes of suicide, ostracism and emotional pain. The author, personally exposed to suicide through the death of a beloved family member, will donate a percentage of sales of this novel to a suicide prevention and outreach program in San Francisco, California.

Why I'm Wishing...
The cover! The cover...
The cover of this book is what drew me. I am a sucker for nice covers. For some reason, the colors and graphic effects really drew me in. I swear I only read the synopsis for this book like 2 weeks ago and I mark this on my tbr months ago :) *sigh* That's just the kind of person I am. And now that I've read the synopsis, I want the book even more. I have a thing for angel books! I don't read too many, but I love them. I can't wait for the release of A Shimmer of Angels. It sounds very interesting.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

White Walls by Lauren Hammond

White Walls 
(Asylum, #2)
by Lauren Hammond
Released |June 26th 2012|
Edition |Ebook|
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Adelaide Carmichael knows that she's lost her mind.
She's aware that she's being sent to The Oakhill Institution, but she's been told that she's being sent there to get better. She's been told that the staff is there to help.
And it doesn't take Adelaide long to discover that she was very, very wrong about The Oakhill Institution. Patients roam the halls like zombies. Electric currents vibrate through the plaster walls. Patients are fed sedatives like mashed potatoes and now Adelaide knows one thing for sure, she wants out.
And she'll do whatever she can to escape.

This trilogy is seriously frustrating. It has the potential to be so much better than what it is. I don't really know what to think of this installment. I liked it, but I didn't like it. I felt as if it should have been more of prequel or a novella when I was reading it rather than a book in the series. It was okay, but once again, it could have been better.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Blog Tour - Owlet by Emma Michaels (Guest Post + Giveaway + Excerpt)

Somewhere between falling and flying… there is a girl.
Iris has a secret. She lost her memory eight years ago and never told a living soul. After an asthma attack one night she finds out that her dreams of a strange house on a snowy island may be a memory resurfacing but the more she learns about the past the more she realizes the life she has been living is a lie. As the façade her father has built starts to crumble around her she will have to decide which means more to her; the truth or her life.
Author Bio
Emma Michaels is the author of the ‘A Sense of Truth’ and ‘Society of Feathers’ series. Her goal with her latest YA novel 'Owlet' is to give others what she did not have growing up; a strong female protagonist with asthma.  While her previous aspiration was to be a lady knight she realized that not being able to run more than a few feet might become a hindrance so turned to writing instead. Her day jobs include being a cover artist, marketing consultant and silk screen designer. 

As the founder of The Writers Voice blog ( she loves to connect authors and readers. As a book blogger turned author, she was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, until she moved at eighteen to Washington State. Suddenly, the world was a new place filled with tall green trees that reached further for the sky with every moment, making her want to do the same. Ever since, she has tried to make her life something new and different from what it was before, pursuing her future career, setting high goals and reaching for them. With the support of her fiancé, Chihuahua, and her amazing blog followers and fellow bloggers, she wants to prove to the world that anything is possible and help inspire fellow literary lovers to reach for their dreams.