Wednesday, July 31, 2013

ARC August!

"If you’re like me you are probably up to your ears in ARC’s and review request. Scratch that. If you’re like me then at this point there is a giant pool somewhere filled with all the ARC’s and review request you currently have. And I know what your saying…"

All ARC’s count. NetGalley’s, Edelweiss’s, physical copies, upcoming releases….past due releases!
There's also a chance to win a $20 giftcard.

Aug 1st - 31st
My List
(I have a lot, but here's a few!)

Northern Bites by Nikki Jefford - Finished, 8/7/13
Shadows by Paula Weston  - Finished, 8/9/13
Stern by Brenda Jackson - Finished, 8/2/13
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater - Finished, 8/28/13
Countdown by Michelle Rowen - Finished, 8/12/13
Hidden Wings by Cameo Renae  - Finished,8/19/13
Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky - Finished, 8/20/13

If I finish these, I will add more!

Wishlist Wednesday (47): Control by Lydia Kang

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
(Control, #1)
by Lydia Kang
Releases |December 26th 2013 by Dial Books for Young Readers|
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When a crash kills their father and leaves them orphaned, Zel knows she needs to protect her sister, Dyl. But before Zel has a plan, Dyl is taken by strangers using bizarre sensory weapons, and Zel finds herself in a safe house for teens who aren’t like any she’s ever seen before—teens who shouldn't even exist. Using broken-down technology, her new friends’ peculiar gifts, and her own grit, Zel must find a way to get her sister back from the kidnappers who think a powerful secret is encoded in Dyl’s DNA.
A spiraling, intense, romantic story set in 2150—in a world of automatic cars, nightclubs with auditory ecstasy drugs, and guys with four arms—this is about the human genetic “mistakes” that society wants to forget, and the way that outcasts can turn out to be heroes.
“Control blew me away.”—James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner trilogy
Why I'm Wishing...
I really curious to see what this is about because I only just recently ran across it. And the fact that it's blurb by James Dashner makes me want to give it a go!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

July 2013 Wrap Up/ August 2013 TBR

Hey Everyone,

The month of July was pretty good month for me.
I'm doing this a day early, but I don't think I'll finish anymore books for the month.
I participated in my first readathon and finished 4 books for that week which was pretty awesome!
I read 12 books for the month of July, but I don't really know what I'm going to read for August.

July 2013 Wrap Up
Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep - eARC/Netgalley3.5 stars/review
Canyon by Brenda Jackson - eARC/Netgalley3 stars/Review
Zane by Brenda Jackson - 4 stars/Review
Everneath by Brodi Ashton - 4 stars/Review
Awaken by Christal M. Mosley - received for review3 stars/Review
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne - library4 stars/Review
Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine - library/audio3 stars/Review
BZRK by Michael Grant - 2 stars/Review
Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne - library - Review to Come
Straightjacket by Meredith Towbin - received for review - Review to Come
Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine - library/audio - Review to Come
Solstice High by Ardash Vartparonian - Blog Tour - Review to Come

August 2013 TBR

Monday, July 29, 2013

BZRK by Michael Grant

(BZRK, #1)
by Michael Grant
Released |April 23rd 2013 by EgmontUSA|
Edition |Paperback, 416 pages|

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Love The Hunger Games?  Action-adventure thrillers with a dystopian twist? BZRK (Berserk) by Michael Grant, New York Times best-selling author of the GONE series, ramps up the action and suspense to a whole new level of excitement.

Set in the near future, BZRK is the story of a war for control of the human mind.  Charles and Benjamin Armstrong, conjoined twins and owners of the Armstrong Fancy Gifts Corporation, have a goal:  to turn the world into their vision of utopia.  No wars, no conflict, no hunger.  And no free will.  Opposing them is a guerrilla group of teens, code name BZRK, who are fighting to protect the right to be messed up, to be human.  This is no ordinary war, though.  Weapons are deployed on the nano-level. The battleground is the human brain.  And there are no stalemates here:  It’s victory . . . or madness.

BZRK unfolds with hurricane force around core themes of conspiracy and mystery, insanity and changing realities, engagement and empowerment, and the larger impact of personal choice. Which side would you choose?  How far would you go to win?
This book was a really big disappointment for me, considering how much I loved Michael Grant's gone series. I didn't really go into this book with expectations, but I did have hopes that I would enjoy it because I enjoyed his other series. The book wasn't all bad, but I never really got into the story or connected with the characters. Half the time I really didn't even know or understand what was going within the story. The ending of this book is what save it from being a one star, but because I liked the ending, well enjoyed the action of it, I bumped my rating up to two stars.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Book Hauling It Up (63)

Hey Everyone,

I hope everyone had a great week, in general and in books :)
Don't forget to leave your links!

For Review
Countdown and These Broken Stars (Netgalley)
*Straightjacket (from the author) - finished/was interesting
Anatomy of a boyfriend/single girl (from the author/physical copies)

Almost finished with Carpe Corpus - really good audio
Sky on Fire - really enjoyed :)

Won from Jennifer @ Some Like Paranormal

Ebook Bought

Friday, July 26, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday (1)

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

Question of the Week
What do you do with your books after you are done reading them?

So I only have one bookshelf which is now full. I sneak books on my moms since we sometimes read the same books :) But as you can see in the photo, they just lay around. I have books all over the place! I need to get more shelves. On each shelf there is two rows of books. One behind each other.

I also have a kindle FILLED with books!

Both read and unread books.

Follow through GFC or Bloglovin, either, or, or both is fine with me.
Let me know how you followed and I will do the same :)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Lord of Misrule by Rachel Cain

Lord of Misrule
(Morganville Vampires, #5)
by Rachel Caine
Released |January 6th 2009 by Signet|
Edition |audio|
Source |library|
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In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans coexist in (relatively) bloodless harmony. Then comes Bishop, the master vampire who threatens to abolish all order, revive the forces of the evil dead, and let chaos rule. But Bishop isn't the only threat.
Violent black cyclone clouds hover, promising a storm of devastating proportions as student Claire Danvers and her friends prepare to defend Morganville against elements both natural and unnatural.

I think I've been away from this series way to long and was as invested in the stories like I was the other books. Listening to the audio was easy for me and I like the flow of things, but I kind of forgot some of the things from previous books. As the book continued, I started remembering more and more. I still like the world of Morganville and the characters, but I need to get back into the flow of the stories. I really like how these books are so fast paced and they always have tons of action within them that makes you fly threw the books. Lord of Misrule did not disappoint in that aspect. I honestly think I didn't enjoy this as much because of myself and not reading the books close enough together. Its been awhile since I've read book 4 and just didn't understand the story enough in the beginning because each books picks up where the last left off.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday (46): Pawn by Aimee Carter

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 Blackcoat Rebellion, #1)
by Aimee Carter
Releases |November 26th 2013 by Harlequin Teen|
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For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country.
If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked—surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter.
There's only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed …and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that's not her own, she must decide which path to choose—and learn how to become more than a pawn in a twisted game she's only beginning to understand.
Previously titled Masked.
Why I'm Wishing...
I really enjoyed Aimee Carter's the Goddess Test series, so I'm really curious to see what this one is all about :) Sounds interesting.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Cover Love (19)

Hey Eveyone,
Another edition of cover crazy :)
So many awesome cover released of books I'm curious to read!
Got any faves or books your dying to read on the list?

I can't wait for Wings, Panic, and Pawn :) I really need to start the Article 5 series!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

Monument 14
(Monument 14, #1)
by Emmy Laybourne
Released |June 5th 2012 by Feiwel & Friends|
Edition |Hardcover, 294 pages|
Source |Library|
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Your mother hollers that you’re going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don’t stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don’t thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not—you launch yourself down the stairs and make a run for the corner.
Only, if it’s the last time you’ll ever see your mother, you sort of start to wish you’d stopped and did those things. Maybe even missed the bus.
But the bus was barreling down our street, so I ran.
Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.
In Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed debut novel, six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart.

This was a great read for me. I've been looking for a read like this for a while now and I've been excited to get my hands on Monument 14 ever since it released. I really like how the author made this seem realistic. I thought the way the kids acted and reacted to certain situations made things seem believable. This book reminds me of Gone by Michael Grant and Trapped by Michael Northrop in the sense that kids are trapped/stuck to survive on their own without the aid of any adults. So if you like those two books, then I would definitely recommend this to you. I really enjoyed the story and thought it was action packed and very fast paced :) I finished it within a day!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Awaken by Christal M. Mosley

(Empyreal, #1)
by Christal M. Mosley
Released |May 2013 by Wheelman Press|
Edition |Ebook|
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Secrets. Lies. Hidden Truths.
What if there was a vast hole where your memories should be? When you closed your eyes, all you saw was darkness? Then, what if one day, light began to shine through, illuminating intricate keys to your past? Would you try to unveil the truth? Even if, in the end, it’s not what you wanted?
When enigmatic dreams and arcane encounters begin to unravel the world around her, Coralie Collier begins to question the elements that surround her. As images of her past begin to rise to the surface, missing pieces to her future begin to fall into place. Will Coralie be able to uncover the hidden secrets that lie within the darkness? Those who surround her, good and evil, are waiting to find out...
This was an interesting read for me. This book follows the story of a girl name Coralie no memory of her lineage and the abilities she's able to do. All her life her parents have been taking away parts of her memory and now things are slowly starting to come back to her in bits and pieces. She know's that there are pieces of her memory missing and things weren't adding up. I think I would have given this book a high rating had I been able to connect with Coralie. Even though I found myself wanting to know more about her, her memory loss, and her weird dreams, I still couldn't connect with her or the love interests for some reason. I think it was mostly because I was confused as a reader in what was going on.

Hot Summer Reads Readathon Challenge! - Scavenger Hunt

Hot Summer Reads Readathon

Hi All, I am glad to be hosting one of the challenges for the Hot Summer Reads 2013 readathon. 

This challenge is a Scavenger Hunt and it's all related to summer!

You must find a book cover that has the listed item. I don't if it's YA or anything like that as long as it has the picture of the item on it.
-Please do not list your picks in a comment. Leave them in the rafflecopter I want everyone to try to find their own covers. 
I'm not looking for a specific book or anything, just find a cover that has the item or thing.

Your list of Items to Find
1. Find a cover that has a pair of sunglasses on it.
2. Find a cover that has a girl lounging on the beach.
3. Find a cover that has an ocean on the cover. 
4. Find a cover that has some type of an aquatic animal/being on the cover (can be fictional, you know, like a mermaid lol)
5. Of course, find a cover that represents 'summer love'.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Top 8 - Series I Have No Interest in Finishing (At the Moment)

I thought I'd make this post because for some reason every time I think about finishing or continuing with these series or trilogies, I just don't want to.

I guess I'll just list them and explain why briefly.

I actually surprised MYSELF with this trilogy, because I loved the first book and went out to buy the second one immediately. Started the second one, was ENJOYING it, but stopped at page 136. I still have the bookmark in there holding my page. But every time I think about picking Clockwork Prince back up, I just can't. I do not enjoy this series as much as I enjoy The Mortal Instruments (might be a shock), but the love triangle is a bore to me. I loved Will and Jem was just boring (in my opinion, please don't shoot me!)..I think the triangle is what turns me off from the trilogy the most. I hate triangles, but can deal with them in most books, but I just can't with this one. The book already throws me off because I don't care for historical books. And plus I got a major spoiler from a blogger for Clockwork Princess, so ugh now I don't want to continue it that much more because I know what happens. I still might buy Clockwork Princess just to have it on my shelf with Angel and Prince, but for now I do not plan on continuing the trilogy no time soon or in the future. 

I also enjoyed the first book in this series as well, but I have not brought myself to start book two. I think one day I will pick this series back up (I don't know when), but for now I don't think I'm in the mood for them. I love the idea of it being Dragon shifters, AWESOME! I'd have to be like, 'OKAY, Vanish, I'm ready for you now' but that ain't happening in the near future. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday (45): Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

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

Rebel Belle
(book 1)
by Rachel Hawkins
Releases |April 8th 2014 by Putnam Juvenile|
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Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.
Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him--and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.
With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y'all beg for more.

Why I'm Wishing...
I'm definitely curious about this series and will try anything by Rachel Hawkins :) But it's such a long wait!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Everneath by Brodi Ashton

(Everneath, #1)
by Brodi Ashton
Released |January 24th 2012 by HarperCollins / Balzer + Bray|
Edition |Paperback|
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Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned—to her old life, her family, her boyfriend—before she’s banished back to the underworld . . . this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.
Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance—and the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.
As Nikki’s time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s queen.
Everneath is a captivating story of love, loss, and immortality from debut author Brodi Ashton.
I must say that this book really REALLY surprised me! I did not think I would like this book as much as I did. I've been putting off reading Everneath for so long. Its just been sitting on my shelf, but something made me FINALLY decide to pick it up :) And I'm glad I did! And let me just say that I did NOT know this was some sort of a retelling-ish kind of story of Hades and Persephone UNTIL I was more that halfway through the book and noticed the blurb by Ally Condie on the front of the paperback...LOL!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Bookish Quotes (6)

Hey Everyone,
Today I'll be sharing some quotes that I liked from a few books I've read within the last month or two.
I have a love for book quotes and quotes in general!
Hope you like some of them :)

Spotlighted Book and Quotes
“Remembering is easy. It's forgetting that's hard.”
― Brodi Ashton, Everneath
“Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.”
― Brodi Ashton, Everneath
“If you're gonna leave, I wish you'd just leave. Why do you keep coming back if you're not going to stay? Because even when you're gone, you're never really gone... I won't get over it if you keep coming back. Losing you once was hard enough. And now you're here again and everything's coming back. I'm going to get screwed. And I can't do it again.”
― Brodi Ashton, Everneath

more quotes...
“some things stay a little bit broken forever—even after they’ve been fixed.”
― Josephine Angelini, Goddess

“People can be cruelest to those they love.”
― Veronica Rossi, Under the Never Sky

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Hot Summer Reads Readathon

YA Romantics

Hey Everyone :)

I'm really excited to participate in this readathon because it is my first one!
This readathon is hosted by Patrick @ The Bookshelves and Jen @ YA Romantics.

Just Click the Button to sign up!

This is possibly a realistic, but also possible not a realistic goal for me since I have two papers to write for my school classes, international business and business info system, GAG! But, I'm going to try my best to finish these books :)

My TBR Pile
Monument 14
For Darkness Shows the Stars
Solstice High

Not Pictured
Lord of Misrule (audio/mp3)
Monument 14: Sky On Fire

Why I chose these books?
I love Michael Grant's gone series and was ready to start another one his series! Hope I like it just as much as the other :) And Solstice High is for a blog tour. And I've been really curious about Monument 14 and For Darkness Shows the stars (I have the companion novel as an eARC).

Progress At the Moment
Monument 14 -- Finished, 7/14/13
Lord of Misrule -- Finished, 7/18/13
For Darkness Shows the Stars -- 9% in
BZRK -- Finished, 7/19/13
Solstice High - 16% in
Monument 14: Sky on Fire - Finished, 7/20/13

Link to my goodreads to see my progress here.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Book Hauling It Up (62)

Hey Everyone,

I hope everyone has had a great week! :) 
Special thanks to Ashtyn for the awesome giveaway that she hosted!

Don't forget to leave your links!
For Review
Both from the author. Book one was a freebie (don't know if it still is) and she provided the second.

For Darkness Shows the Stars and Monument 14
Lord of Misrule (Audio)

So Books A Million had some great bargain books on sale :) Buy 2 get one free!
I pretty much bought 4 hardbacks for like $18 and got two free! 
I've been wanting to check these out for the longest. 
(Oh, forgot to take the stickers off a few)
Immortal Beloved
Once in a Full Moon (one I got free)
Burn For Burn
Crescendo (read all the books in the series, but collecting for my shelf)
The Unidentified (other I got free)
Claire de Lune

Ebooks Bought

Won in a giveaway!
Thanks so much to Ashtyn for hosting the awesome giveaway!
Books won
Carnival of Souls
Black City 
The Immortal Rules
Paper Towns 
The Goddess Test 
Just Listen

Friday, July 12, 2013

Double Review: Canyon by Brenda Jackson and Zane by Brenda Jackson

(Westmoreland, #26)
by Brenda Jackson
Released |August 6th 2013 by Harlequin|
Edition |eARC, 192 pages|
Source |Netgalley|

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Years ago, Canyon Westmoreland let misunderstandings come between him and Keisha Ashford. But when Keisha returns to town with a two-year-old son, it's time to settle things once and for all. A blazing attraction still burns between them, and this time around, nothing will stop Canyon from claiming what is his; his woman and his child!
Canyon was a pretty interesting romance to read. I flew through the book in one sitting and enjoyed the story. Canyon and Keisha new each other from their past, but broke up because Keisha thought Canyon had been unfaithful to her with her best friend, and moved away. But that wasn't the case! The best friend lied, but Keisha chose to believe the lie. But little did Canyon know, while Keisha was away, she gave birth to their son. A few years pass and she moves back to her hometown and her and Canyon run into each other and he finds out he has a son. I thought it was really messed up for the lady to not let Canyon know that he fathered a child. He missed out on two years of his child's life because she chose to believe a lie. That does not justify keeping a man from their child, in my eyes, just because things went bad in the relationship. But, things would have never went bad had she not chose to believe a lie in the first place. But, now Keisha is being stalked by someone and is forced to live with Canyon while the police try to figure out who the person is. Can you say karma?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep

Midnight Frost
(Mythos Academy, #5)
by Jennifer Estep
Released |July 30th 2013 by K-Teen|
Edition |eARC|
Source |Netgalley|

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Here we go again …
Just when it seems life at Mythos Academy can’t get any more dangerous, the Reapers of Chaos manage to prove me wrong. It was just a typical night at the Library of Antiquities — until a Reaper tried to poison me. The good news is I’m still alive and kicking. The bad news is the Reaper poisoned someone else instead.
As Nike’s Champion, everyone expects me to lead the charge against the Reapers, even though I’m still hurting over what happened with Spartan warrior Logan Quinn. I’ve got to get my hands on the antidote fast — otherwise, an innocent person will die. But the only known cure is hidden in some creepy ruins — and the Reapers are sure to be waiting for me there …
This was another adventurous and interesting novel in the Mythos Academy series. This was definitely a quick read for me as these books always are. They're so light and action packed which makes it easier for you to fly through the book :) The action in this book is always amazing to me, there is never a dull moment in that aspect of the book, but in this installment, I was missing my romance. It was there, but then again, it wasn't. I'll explain more about that later though.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday (44): Cipher by Cindi Madsen

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

(Cipher, #1)
by Cindi Madsen
Releases |July 22nd 2013|
Summer Davis sees deaths before they happen. She attempts to live a normal life by focusing on the dance team and her quarterback boyfriend. But then the way-too-cheery Angel of Death shows up and tells her she’s a Cipher—a person chosen to help people who are going to die resolve problems with their loved ones. Ashlyn Moore, one of Summer’s classmates, is going to die, and she needs Summer’s help before that happens.
It’s nearly impossible to get through to Ashlyn, who surrounds herself with chess nerds and geeks and makes it clear she doesn’t want to be friends. Desperate to complete her Cipher task before it’s too late, Summer turns to Troy, the guy who’s always been there for her and one of the few people she can trust. With his help, she makes progress. In fact, the closer she gets to Ashlyn and her friends, the more she feels like she’s finally found where she belongs.
As the clock starts running down on Ashlyn’s life, Summer decides to change her objective. She’s going to save her new friend before it’s too late—even if it means messing with fate.

Why I'm Wishing...
The cover is what caught my attention with the colors and everything. And the synopsis doesn't sound to bad either!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Cover Love (18)

Hey Eveyone,
Another edition of cover crazy :)
So many awesome cover released of books I'm curious to read!
Got any faves or books your dying to read on the list?

Can't wait for Avenger's Heat :) And I didn't know they were coming out with Bind ups for the Iron Fey series!
I'm really curious about Hold Tight. I read the first book Embrace and am really curious about it. 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Trapped by Michael Northrop

by Michael Northrop
Released |February 1st 2011 by Scholastic Press|
Edition |Hardcover, 232 pages|
Source |Library|

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The day the blizzard started, no one knew that it was going to keep snowing for a week. That for those in its path, it would become not just a matter of keeping warm, but of staying alive. . . .
Scotty and his friends Pete and Jason are among the last seven kids at their high school waiting to get picked up that day, and they soon realize that no one is coming for them. Still, it doesn't seem so bad to spend the night at school, especially when distractingly hot Krista and Julie are sleeping just down the hall. But then the power goes out, then the heat. The pipes freeze, and the roof shudders. As the days add up, the snow piles higher, and the empty halls grow colder and darker, the mounting pressure forces a devastating decision. 

The thing is, I really enjoyed this book. The story kept me interest in seeing what would happen to the seven students that were trapped in the school in major blizzard. We learn about everything that happened through Scotty's point of view. Scotty was your average teenager. He was on the basketball team, but was pretty much your normal teen. The seven kids stuck in the school weren't all friends. Scotty had his two friends, then there was the trouble maker and a weird outcast guy, and then there were two popular girls. I thought it was interesting seeing how all the different personalities would come together or clash, but I have to admit I thought there would have been more drama than there was. I think the story could have been better had there been some sort of tension between the kids, fights and things of that nature (even though that's bad to say), But everyone, for the most part, got along. That's not a bad thing at all, the story stuck more towards the survive of the people.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Book Hauling It Up (61)

Hey Everyone :)

Hope everyone has had a great week!
If you celebrate the fourth of July, I hope you had a good one.

For Review
Rory by Ciye Cho (From the author)
Northern Bites by Nikki Jefford (From the author)
Shadows by Paula Weston (Netgalley)


Friday, July 5, 2013

Indelible by Dawn Metcalf

(Twixt, #1)
by Dawn Metcalf
Released |July 30th 2013 by Harlequin Teen|
Edition |eARC|
Source |Netgalley|
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Some things are permanent.
And they cannot be changed back.
Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye. Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep, and a life that will never be the same.
Now, Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen one—his helper, his love, his something for the foreseeable future...and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy discovers that sometimes, there are no mistakes.
Somewhere between reality and myth lies…

I really liked Indelible because I've not read a book quite like it before. The cover really drew me to the story and I had to find out what this book was all about. I think I enjoyed the romance of the book the most. For some reason I was drawn to it because it was the guy who was innocent, in a sense. Ink new nothing about love or anything that's 'human' related, whether it was emotions, looks, etc. So, I found it interesting watching how things developed.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday (43): In the Age of Love and Chocolate by Gabrielle Zevin

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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In the Age of Love and Chocolate
(Birthright, #3)
by Gabrielle Zevin
Releases |October 29th 2013 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)|
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All These Things I’ve Done introduced us to timeless heroine Anya Balanchine, a plucky sixteen year old with the heart of a girl and the responsibilities of a grown woman. Now eighteen, life has been more bitter than sweet for Anya. She has lost her parents and her grandmother, and has spent the better part of her high school years in trouble with the law. Perhaps hardest of all, her decision to open a nightclub with her old nemesis Charles Delacroix has cost Anya her relationship with Win.
Still, it is Anya’s nature to soldier on. She puts the loss of Win behind her and focuses on her work. Against the odds, the nightclub becomes an enormous success, and Anya feels like she is on her way and that nothing will ever go wrong for her again. But after a terrible misjudgment leaves Anya fighting for her life, she is forced to reckon with her choices and to let people help her for the first time in her life.
In the Age of Love and Chocolate is the story of growing up and learning what love really is. It showcases the best of Gabrielle Zevin’s writing for young adults: the intricate characterization of Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac and the big-heartedness of Elsewhere. It will make you remember why you loved her writing in the first place.

Why I'm Wishing...
This series really surprised me. I got the audio of the first book on a whilm from my public library because the cover drew me in. So to stumble across the series and really like it is awesome :)

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