Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (37): Wicked

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is

by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Releases |December 8th 2014|
Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.
Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.
Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.
But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.
Why I'm Waiting...
Now of course, I read almost everything JLA, but I've not really read any of her New Adult books besides one I think. I am curious about this one and hope that it's good. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Trial By Fire by Josephine Angelini

Trial By Fire
(The Worldwalker Trilogy, #1)
by Josephine Angelini
Released |September 2nd 2014 by Feiwel & Friends |
Edition |Earc|
Source |Netgalley|

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This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying experiences that others in her hometown of Salem take for granted, which is why she is determined to enjoy her first high school party with her best friend and longtime crush, Tristan. But after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class, Lily wishes she could just disappear.
Suddenly, Lily is in a different Salem—one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruelest of them all is Lillian . . . Lily's other self in this alternate universe.
What makes Lily weak at home is what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. In this confusing world, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can't hope to shoulder alone and a love she never expected.
This book was a pleasant surprise and i'm so happy that I had the chance to read it. I enjoyed the story so much and couldn't put the story down. I love books with witches, but don't find too many that I think are amazing. They're usually average, but this book was not! I loved the whole alternate universe aspect of the story because I've not read too many books, if any, that involve it. I flew through this book and was nose deep into the story from start to finish. I'd definitely recommend giving the story a try!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Aftermath by Jen Alexander

The Aftermath
(Aftermath, #1)
by Jen Alexander
Released |August 26th 2014 by Harlequin Teen|
Edition |Earc|
Source |Netgalley|
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Sometimes, I dream that I'm someone else.
A girl with dark hair who doesn't worry about hunger
or thirst or running from flesh-eaters.
In her world, those sorts of things don't exist.
Since the spring of 2036, when the world changed forever, Claudia and a small clan of survivors have roamed the streets of a very altered Nashville: polluted and desolate, except for the ever-present threat of cannibal Hoarders. Together they must undergo punishing tests of endurance and psychological challenge sometimes with devastating consequences all just to live another day.
With food and water in dwindling supply, and with danger lurking around every corner, no one can be trusted. And as her world starts to make less and less sense, Claudia begins to realize something terrifying: she is just a pawn in some sort of game, and all of her actions are being controlled from afar by a mysterious gamer. So when she meets a maddening and fascinating outsider named Declan, who claims to be a game moderator, she must decide whether to join him in exchange for protection and access to the border.
If they play the game right, they are each other's best hope for survival and a life beyond the only world Claudia's ever known: the terrifying live-action game known as The Aftermath.
Let me first start of saying that I do not think that this book is meant for everyone. If you're into the whole gaming thing and dystopian/post apocalyptic type books then I think you should give it a try, but if you're not into those things then I don't think that you'd enjoy this book. If you've read the Eye of Minds by James Dashner and enjoyed that, then you may enjoy this one as well. But anyways, I just thought I'd throw that out there :) On to the review!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (36): Salt and Stone

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is

Salt and Stone
(Fire and Flood, #2)
by Victoria Scott
Releases |February 24th 2015 by Scholastic Press|
What would you do to save someone you love?
In FIRE & FLOOD, Tella Holloway faced a dangerous trek through the jungle and across the desert, all to remain a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed for a chance at obtaining the Cure for her brother. She can't quit--she has to win the race, save Cody, and then fight to make sure the race stops before it can claim any more lives. In the next legs of the race, across the ocean and over mountains, Tella will face frostbite, sharks, avalanche, and twisted new rules in the race.
But what if the danger is deeper than that? How do you know who to trust when everyone's keeping secrets? What do you do when the person you'd relied on most suddenly isn't there for support? How do you weigh one life against another?
The race is coming to an end, and Tella is running out of time, resources, and strength. At the start of the race there were one hundred twenty-two Contenders. As Tella and her remaining friends start the final part of the race, just forty-one are left--and only one can win.
Why I'm Waiting...
I thought book one was a good start to the series and I'm really curious to see what happens in book two. 
Other Books in the Series

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Far Dawn by Kevin Emerson

The Far Dawn
(the Atlanteans, #3)
by Kevin Emerson
Released |August 26th 2014 by Katherine Tegen Books|
Edition |Earc|

Source |Edelweiss|
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The Three is a lie. The Three will fail.
Having barely escaped Desenna, Owen and Lilly are on their own now, two of the three Altaneans on a journey to find Atlantis and protect it from the selfish greed of their nemesis Paul and Project Elysium. The secrets buried in the ice ahead have the power to destroy not only the earth but the bond between Owen and Lilly, too. As time grows short and darkness overtakes the planet, Owen must face Paul’s greatest treachery yet.
Full of heartrending decisions, pulse-pounding action, and fascinating questions of science and ethics alike, The Far Dawn takes readers on an explosive journey through time and space. At the far ends of the earth, Owen must choose—does he save the planet, or the people he loves?
Perfect for fans of Ship Breaker and the City of Ember series, slightly younger teen readers, and classroom library shelves.
The Far Dawn was a great conclusion to the Atlantean trilogy and I'm glad decided to give the series a try way back when it first came out. Book one was a pretty good start to the trilogy and continued to get better in book 2 and 3. I believe this book had a great balance of everything especially with the action and the romance. There wasn't too much of one thing, but just a very good mix of everything. I was also glad for the refreshers in the beginning of the book to jog my memory of the previous book. Those are always welcome and appreciated! Overall, the trilogy was good and I thought it was really different from a lot of the things I've read.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Book Hauling It Up (107)

Hey everyone,

I hope your week was awesome. Mine was pretty decent and I finished a book yesterday :) I also got three books this week that I'm really excited for, but probably won't get to them this month, which is always a bummer. But yeah, the three books are from series that I really like and authors that have not disappointed me so I'm super excited.

What I Got

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bound To Danger by Katie Reus

Bound To Danger 
(Deadly Ops, #2)
by Katie Reus
Released |August 5th 2014 by Signet|
Edition |Earc|
Source |Netgalley|
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At a benefit dinner, community activist Maria Cervantes overhears two men plotting a terrorist attack that could rock Miami to its core. But before she can alert authorities, she’s almost killed in a massive explosion—and wakes up in a hospital with no memory of what happened. As the sole survivor of the attack, she is now a person of interest to the NSA—and especially to Agent Cade O’Reilly. Because Maria is the one woman Cade has never been able to forget.

Years ago, they were closer than either was willing to admit—until Cade disappeared when Maria needed him most. Now he’s sticking by her, whether she likes it or not. Because the memories locked inside her mind could hold vital clues to the next attack. Because terrorists want her dead—and because he never wants to let her go again.
Bound To Danger was a really good book! There was tons of action going on within it and it was extremely fast paced. That is what I loved about the book. There were a ton of things going on within the story that made you want to continue on reading and not put the book down. The main character Maria has somehow gotten herself mixed up, unknowingly, with a group of terrorists. Overhearing a conversations between the terrorists at an event has put her life in danger, but the sad part about it is that she has no memory of the conversation and can't remember what was said. And through all that she's reconnected with Cade, a guy that was she liked and just so happened to be her now dead brother's best friend. Cade completely cut her out of his life when his best friend died so the two aren't that friendly in the beginning.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (35): The Rules

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is

The Rules
by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie
Releases |June 23rd 2015 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers|
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Junior Robin Brisset has no idea what she's in for when she accepts an invitation to one of Callabrese High's most exclusive parties. And when the trademark scavenger hunt begins, Robin must go against every rule she's lived by to survive.
Why I'm Waiting..
The synopsis is hella vague which makes me want to find out more about what will happen in the story. I mean come on, I need more that what was given to me here lol

Monday, September 1, 2014

August Wrap Up

Hey Everyone!

I hope all of you have had a good month. Mine was definitely a rough one.

My August wasn't so great. My niece is allergic to any kind of bug bite. She went to a friend's house and got bit by something on her hand, lip and close to her eye and now all those areas are really swollen. Usually a bite bump turns into one of those puss filled bumps, but her entire hand is swollen. So now she has to go to the doctor. Also, my mom hurt her thumb in early July and it's only gotten worse. She went to the doctor for the like the third time since July because she's been having trouble moving her thumb and now they're recommending her to see a doctor about possible nerve damage We have no clue what's going to happen with that.

But on to bookish news! I managed to read 5 books this month. I only read 2 books in July so this is definitely a step up :) I'm still fighting the reading slump though, but it has gotten better which I'm really happy about. I hope September is a good month and my dad's birthday is on the 7th so things should hopefully be good with that.

How was your month? lol I hope it was better than mine!

Books Read
All the books I read this month were pretty good and I really enjoyed them :)

Sorry about the lack of commenting I've doing lately! Things have been really stressful around here, but I'm trying to get back on my blogging and reading.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (34): Be Not Afraid

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is

Be Not Afraid
by Cecilia Galante
Releases |April 28th 2015 by Random House Books for Young Readers|
Marin spends a lot of time avoiding things. She avoids thinking about her mother's suicide and what she could have done to prevent it. She avoids looking at people directly-because she can see their pain as bright, colorful shapes. And she avoids Cassie Jackson, who used her in a sinister ritual months ago, although Marin's not exactly sure why.
When Cassie stands up at school, screaming, raking her nails down her cheeks, and pointing a finger at Marin, whispering "YOU," Marin's days of avoidance come to an abrupt end. Cassie's older brother believes that Marin holds the secret to Cassie's illness. So they team up to solve the mystery of what Cassie has unleashed. But as they look deeper into the darkness and things begin to go bump in the night, can Marin trust what she sees?
Cecilia Galante, author of The Patron Saint of Butterflies, presents a chilling story with horror-movie thrills and nail-biting suspense. Perfect for fans of American Horror Story, Paranormal Activity, and The Exorcist, and readers who love to feel goose bumps.
Story Locale: Fairfield, Connecticut; Present Day
Why I'm Waiting...
I don't typically read books like this, but I don't know, why not try it out. It sounds pretty interesting and kind of weird in a creepy way. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Taste of Darkness by Katie Reus

Taste of Darkness
(Darkness, #2)
by Katie Reus
Released |July 24th 2014|
Edition |eARC|

Source |Netgalley|
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He spent more than a thousand years imprisoned in hell…
Drake is an ancient dragon shifter, one of the most powerful beings in existence, but a millennium trapped in utter darkness has left him ill-equipped for modern society. If it wasn’t for Victoria, the sweet female brave enough to befriend him, he’d be lost. She’s smart and gorgeous and everything he never dared dream of during his years of agonizing loneliness. He may not have anything to offer her, but one thing he knows for sure: he’d die to keep her safe.
Only to fall into the heaven of her touch.
Victoria is a wolf shifter, healer of the Stavros pack. She’s seen a lot, but she’s never met anybody quite like Drake, the fiery, fascinating shifter who can blaze through the skies unseen by mere mortals. He’s lost, dangerous, and the last male she should fall in love with, but the more time she spends helping him navigate modern life, the deeper—and hotter—their connection becomes. She’s thrilled when they finally locate his family, but reuniting with his people plunges them both into unimaginable danger. It’s a race against the clock trying to figure out who wants them dead and who they can trust, especially when the threat is closer than they ever imagined.
Taste of Darkness was a very refreshing read for me. I remember reading book one and ended up really enjoying it, but I have to say that I definitely liked book two a little bit better. I found that I enjoyed being with the characters a lot and I absolutely loved the romance. Also, the fact that there are dragon shifters in this book just made my day. I flew through Taste of Darkness in almost one sitting and ended up finishing it in a day. Considering the story follows different set of characters than book one, you could definitely read this one as a standalone, but I'd recommend reading book one because that's where the characters were first introduced.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Book Hauling It Up (106)

Hey everyone,

I hope you've all had a great week :) I finally had one! I read 3 books this week. Wait, what? I know right?! I finally found the urge to read after so long :) I really hope I can keep it up. It felt great to be back into stories again. Hopefully the slump is no more! Since I finished 2 review books, I didn't feel bad for requesting one on netgalley after I said I was going to try not to lol

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I now I said I was going to try not to request books for a little while two weeks ago, but I had to get this!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fated - Release Day Blitz + Giveaway

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Amaranth by Rachael Wade – Camille moves to
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Aurora Sky: Vampire
by Nikki Jefford– Thanks to her rare blood type, Aurora’s forced to hunt vampiresin Alaska. Now Aurora’s only friends are groupies of the undead and the only
boy she can think about may very well be a vampire.

Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown – Ember has never
fit in. After she lands herself in a facility for troubled teens, she meets the
darkly mysterious and hot as hell, Eli Dragen who is keeping secrets that can’t
stay hidden much longer.

Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy – A summer in New Orleans
leads to a chance encounter with the infuriating yet alluring Levi. Allie finds herself at the center of a supernatural society
and forced to decide between following the path she has always trusted or
saving a city that might just save her.

Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand – Five months
after Whisper is released from the Skye View Wellness Center she stumbles upon an
unconscious boy at a bonfire party who holds the key to breaking her curse.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (33): The Inquisitor's Mark

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is

The Inquisitor's Mark
(The Eight Day, #2)
by Sianne K. Salerni
Released |January 27th 2015 by HarperCollins|
After the all-out Eighth Day war in Mexico, Jax, Riley, and Evangeline have gone into hiding. There are still rogue Transitioners and evil Kin lords who want to use Riley, a descendant of King Arthur, and Evangeline, a powerful wizard with bloodlines to Merlin, to get control over the Eighth Day.
So when Finn Ambrose, a mysterious stranger, contacts Jax claiming to be his uncle, Jax’s defenses go up—especially when Finn tells Jax that he’s holding Jax’s best friend, Billy, hostage. To rescue Billy and keep Riley and Evangeline out of the fray, Jax sneaks off to New York City on his own. But once there, he discovers a surprising truth: Finn is his uncle and Jax is closely related to the Dulacs—a notoriously corrupt and dangerous Transitioner clan who have been dying to get their hands on Riley and Evangeline. And family or not, these people will stop at nothing to get what they want.
With suspense, action, and intrigue lurking around every corner, this fast-paced fantasy series will be a welcome addition for fans of Percy Jackson and Harry Potter.
Why I'm Waiting...
I read an arc of book one when it released and thought it was pretty good. I don't read a lot of middle grade stories, but when I find some that I actually enjoy I want to try and keep up. The first book was an interesting one so I'm curious about book two. 

Other Books in the Series

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

The Hunt
(The Hunt, #1)
by Andrew Fukuda
Released | December 24th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin|
Edition |Paperback|

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Don’t Sweat. Don’t Laugh. Don’t draw attention to yourself. And most of all, whatever you do, do not fall in love with one of them.
Gene is different from everyone else around him. He can’t run with lightning speed, sunlight doesn’t hurt him and he doesn’t have an unquenchable lust for blood. Gene is a human, and he knows the rules. Keep the truth a secret. It’s the only way to stay alive in a world of night—a world where humans are considered a delicacy and hunted for their blood.
When he’s chosen for a once in a lifetime opportunity to hunt the last remaining humans, Gene’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble around him. He’s thrust into the path of a girl who makes him feel things he never thought possible—and into a ruthless pack of hunters whose suspicions about his true nature are growing. Now that Gene has finally found something worth fighting for, his need to survive is stronger than ever—but is it worth the cost of his humanity?
I've been wanting to read the Hunt for quite some time now and I finally decided to pick it up. I thought the book was an interesting read. Gene is the main character and he's a human living among the vampires. Vampires are in charge and humans are practically extinct. If they're out there, they're hiding or trying to blend in. And that's what Gene is doing. He's trying to blend in with the vampires, but one wrong move could be his last. So he had to be extremely careful about everything that he did.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (32): The Body Electric

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is

The Body Electric
by Beth Revis
Releases |October 2014 by Scripturient Books|
The future world is at peace.
Ella Shepherd has dedicated her life to using her unique gift—the ability to enter people’s dreams and memories using technology developed by her mother—to help others relive their happy memories.
But not all is at it seems.
Ella starts seeing impossible things—images of her dead father, warnings of who she cannot trust. Her government recruits her to spy on a rebel group, using her ability to experience—and influence—the memories of traitors. But the leader of the rebels claims they used to be in love—even though Ella’s never met him before in her life. Which can only mean one thing…
Someone’s altered her memory.
Ella’s gift is enough to overthrow a corrupt government or crush a growing rebel group. She is the key to stopping a war she didn’t even know was happening. But if someone else has been inside Ella’s head, she cannot trust her own memories, thoughts, or feelings.
So who can she trust?
Why I'm Waiting...
I've never read anything by this author, but I've heard some pretty good things. This book sounds pretty interesting and I'm curious to check it out. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (26): To Read or Not To Read

Hosted by: the Broke and Bookish

This Week's Topic: Top Ten Books I'm Not Sure I Want To Read
I haven't done one of these post in so long! And I thought this one would a be a good one to do. I have quite a few of these and I'm going to include a little bit of everything from overhyped to just not interested anymore. 

1. The Fault In Our Stars - This book was way too over hyped for me so I was already hesitant. And then I let my mom read it before me and she spoiled the crap out of it so I pretty much lost interest after that. I mean when my mom spoils a book, SHE SPOILS A BOOK! From page one to the end...
2. Soul Screamers  - Once again, I let my mom get to the series before me (she reads faster than I do). And she spoiled me. I can you what happened from book one to the end of the series and I haven't cracked open a none of the volumes (and I have them all). KEY ISSUE: Stop letting your mom beat you to the books. She can't help herself. She must talk about the books when she finishes it lol

3. Die For Me - This is a book I've had on my shelf for years. I wanted to start the series, but I kept pushing it off and now I don't know when I'll ever get to it.
4. Uglies - I just don't think I have an interest in reading the book anymore. 

5. Falling Under - I honestly don't even know why I bought this book.I think it was on sale for $3 and I just decided to get it.
6. Pushing the Limits - It's been so long since the first book came out, but I do want to give it a try.
7. Just One Day - I love If I Stay and Where She Went but haven't decided on this one yet.
8. Fifty Shade of Grey - Thing is, I started it months ago. I just don't know if I'll find time to finish it. I didn't hate it, but I was busy at the time and just stopped reading it.
9. Friday Night Bites - I enjoyed book one, but I'm so far behind in the series idk if I'll ever catch up.
10. Hallowed - I think I've lost interest in the trilogy. Book one was good, but I don't think I'll ever read the sequel. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Getting By by Claudia Y. Burgoa + Giveaway

Getting By
(A Knight's Tale, #1)
by Claudia Y. Burgoa
Released |February 18th 2014 by Literally Alpaca Illustrations, LLC|
Edition |Ebook|
Source |Author|

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When Emma Anderson arrived at San Francisco International Airport, she regretted accepting the distinction of being the maid of honor to Gaby’s—her childhood friend—wedding. It had been years since the last time she set foot in Menlo Park, where her parents had been killed. The rug where she had been shoving her feelings since that day looked bumpier than a camel’s hump. Who could blame her; if she hadn’t been selfish they’d still be around. Ever since that fateful day, Emma has been perfecting the knack of Getting By.
Cade’s wedding in Menlo Park—a city close to San Francisco—might be the perfect place for Jake Knight to shake the memories of his ex, Emma Anderson for good. Single, available women galore for an entire week was the perfect medication, one he intended to take three times a day for an entire week to return to his player days. It was a plan the former spy thought flawless until he came face to face with the maid of honor. Jake’s perfect retreat turns into a flight, fight or hide week of celebrations.
Getting By is a book that involves two characters that each have a painful past. Emma and Jake each have personal issues that they've been struggling with and that means that they both have a lot of emotional baggage and they're also carrying a lot of guilt. You really feel bad for both of the characters because you see the love that they have for each other, but the things that they're holding on to is what's holding them back.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Book Hauling It Up (105)

Hello Everyone :)
I hope you have had a fantastic week!
I've decided that I want to stop requesting books as much as possible on Netgalley and things until I catch up. I want to take a break from requesting to finish the review books that I already have since I've been struggling to get back into the groove of reading. I honestly don't know why I'm finding it so hard to just pick up a book and read. UGH! It's seriously the most frustrating thing ever. I want to do a little mini readathon for myself to knock out the two books I've been reading for the last month. I really hope it works out for me. That's the plan though anyways. Hope it works because I'm starting to feel a bit depressed about it. I can usually jump right out of slumps after a week or two but this one has been no joke..

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (31): Between the Stars and Sky

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is

Between the Stars and Sky
by David James
Releases |September 2014 by Ingram|
In the small, lakeside town of Huntington, the Firelight Festival marks the end of summer. A time to laugh, to live, to love. And for Jackson Grant, it is a chance to begin again.
But there is a darker side to the Firelight Festival, a deadly tradition known as the Firelight Fall. A secret game. A legendary lie. A test of bravery. Those who fall risk everything, and Jackson is on the edge. Until he meets a girl who pushes him over.
For Jackson, falling for Sarah Blake might be as dangerous as jumping in the Firelight Fall. As summer burns away, Jackson and Sarah ignite an unstoppable love game. For her, his heart is on fire. And soon, Sarah shows him life, saves him from loss, and opens his heart to an infinite and wild love found between the stars and sky.
Why I'm Waiting...
This is a contemporary and I rarely ever read them. But this one sounds like it has a bit of a twist to it with the festival aspect. I'm curious to see what it's all about and I've never read anything from the author before.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Book Hauling It Up (104)

Hey everyone,

I hope you've all had a great week. Mine has been pretty busy and i still have a lot to get done. I wish there were more hours in the day. I mean, August is already here! I didn't buy any books week :( But maybe next week lol

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (30): Flawed

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is

(Perfection, #2)
by JL Spelbring
Releases |August 12th 2014 by Spencer Hill Press|
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In a world where Hitler won the The War, and perfection is constantly sought, Ellyssa has broken free from her austere life and has found another meaning for her existence.
Family, friendship, and love.
But her happiness is short lived. Ellyssa finds herself on the run, again. Her father's work didn't die with him, but lives on in her siblings, Aalexis and Xaver, and they are determined to complete his unfinished dream.
Why I'm Waiting...
I remember reading book one last year and I ended up enjoying it. So I'm curious to read the sequel to see what happens next. I think the concept of this book is an interesting one. 

Other Books in this Series

Monday, July 28, 2014

Thrive by Krista and Becca Ritchie

(Addicted, #2.5)
by Krista and Becca Ritchie
Released |July 18th 2014 by K.B. Ritchie|
Edition |Ebook|

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Two years will change them forever.
When rumors spread like wildfire—like having three-ways with her boyfriend’s rock climbing brother—Lily Calloway spirals into a dark place. Her bedroom. Loren Hale is more confident and determined to keep their sex life private, even from their friends, and he helps Lily in the only way he knows how. But how much love is too much?
Their lives are filmed, watched, and criticized. And through it all, Lily and Loren have to face enemies they never thought they’d see, demons they don’t know if they should bury, and setbacks they didn’t think they’d meet. Not this soon.
And one rumor could be too much for them to handle. It will test their greatest limitations, and if they don’t hold onto each other, someone is going to drown.
A full-length New Adult Romance that bridges the gap between the second and third books. Thrive must be read before Addicted After All if you have not read the Calloway Sisters spin-off series
Thrive, Thrive, Thrive was awesome! At first I was a little thrown off by it. If you've read the spin off books (which I seriously recommend doing if you've started the series) then you're back tracking two years (Kiss the Sky and Hothouse Flowers)and starting up again from there. Once I got into it though, it flowed even though it back tracks. You're now getting things and situations from Lily and Lo's POVs and you're not reading the same scenes over again. You do get a couple of repeat scenes, but trust me, they're just as amazing as before. I don't know if all that made sense, but let me just say read this book if you've not read the spin off series and read this if you HAVE read the spin off series as well. It's definitely a must.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Book Hauling It Up (103)

Hey everyone,
I hope you all have had an awesome week. I finally got some reading done :) I finished a book and started another and I'm also listening to an audio book. So yay for that! I felt like I haven't read in forever. I'd say that has been a good week for me.

For Review

I'm really curious about Illusive and I liked the first two books in the Kate Brian series and I really want to know how things turn out in this one. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Relinquish by Amy Thompson

(Lost Souls, #2)
by Amy Thompson
Released |June 17th 2014|
Edition |eARC|
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Regan has a life in Georgia. She is going to school, has managed to make some friends, and has even found a new love interest in Colter. So what happens when she can’t hide what she is anymore? When do all the lies become too much to handle? And how much longer can she hold onto her sanity—while Agro pushes her closer and closer to the edge of no return—her ascension to Elite?
Colter is beautifully oblivious. Wanting so much to believe that Regan is safe, and Agro has been halted, he ignores Finn’s constant skepticism at the risk of their friendship. Overlooking what is so clearly right in front of him, Colter passes off Regan’s outbursts of emotion on her recent trauma. Colter can feel Regan—his one exception to his retribution—slipping out of his arms, but fighting her to stay with him may not be an option.
Colter and Finn are now at odds, and there is a newly formed alliance between Kaiden and Exile Max. Will this group of Collectors be enough to fight off the new enemies and old threats that emerge in the battle for souls when Regan is broken, and their group is on the brink of self-destruction?
The lost will be found, the Collectors will be exiled, and the Elites will reign
Contains a little bit of spoilers
Relinquish was a DNF for me. I received this for review and feel bad that I have to write this review, but I have to give my honest opinion. I read book one not to long ago and I thought it was okay. I was hoping that Relinquish would be better than the first and in the beginning it seemed like it would be. As I continued reading, things just started to go downhill. I tried so hard to push through this book because the plot is actually pretty interesting and I like finding out more about the things that go on in the story. I feel like this series had good potential to be a good one, but my dislike for the main character completely turned me off from the series. The plot of the story is pretty good and all the characters are enjoyable except the main character Regan. She literally made me want to scream. The main character wasn't my favorite in book one and in book two she was absolutely the worst. I made it to 54% and that's when I had to call it quits and stop forcing myself.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (29): Cipher

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is

(The Shadow Ravens, #1)
by Aileen Erin
Releases |October 14th 2014 by Ink Monster, LLC|
In the not-too-distant future, the color of your helix tattoo shows exactly how your DNA was modified—green for super-smart scientists, black for pumped-up warriors, white for the immortal Seligo—but Cipher’s red helix is a death sentence. It’s a sign of unstable DNA, which is probably the reason she can manipulate electricity.
When she was eight years old, Cipher made the mistake of showing her uncle the tattoo. In return, he killed her parents and tried to kidnap her.
She’s been on the run ever since, and twelve long years later, Cipher is tired of hiding. Survival isn’t enough anymore. She wants her life back.
Hacking into the Citadel mainframe is a huge risk, but it pays off when she finds a database on red helixes. Before she can copy it, she loses control of her power, charring her last processor, and the only person in the Arizona Voids that can get her back online is her oldest friend, Knightly. She hasn’t seen him in person since she started running, and Knightly 2.0 is fully upgraded with a six-pack and knee-melting smile.
For a girl like Cipher, trust doesn’t come easily, but Knightly makes her yearn for a life she knows she can’t have, especially when every secret she reveals endangers them both.
Why I'm Waiting...
This one sounds pretty interesting and I've only recently stumbled across it. I'm curious to see what it is about. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Dare by Hannah Jayne

The Dare 
by Hannah Jayne
Released |July 1st 2014 by Sourcebooks Fire|
Edition |eARC|
Source |Netgalley|
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Two jumped off the pier that night...but only one came back alive
Bryn did everything with her best friend Erica. So when someone dared Erica to jump off the pier one night at Harding Beach, Bryn was right by her side. But when Bryn made it back to the surface, Erica was nowhere to be found. Bryn tries to make a fresh start by burying her memories of that awful night. But when a Twitter post from "EricaNShaw" pops up on her feed and a chilling voice mail appears on her phone, she realizes that someone isn't ready to let go of the past..
This was, unfortunately, a book that I had to DNF. I was not able to connect to the story or the characters in any way and it was very forgettable. The story line is what made me want to pick up the book and had me intrigued because I love a good mystery, but I just couldn't get into this one. The beginning was okay, but as the book continued I felt as if the story was all over the place and  becoming repetitive. I was also confused at times which made things worse for me because I felt that some things were moving too quickly and not being explained good enough and the characters just fell flat for me and I was not able to connect. I wanted to like this book and push through it, but once I sat it down I never found the interest to pick it back up.