Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (17): Invisible

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

(Twixt, #2)
by Dawn Metcalf
Releases |September 30th 2014 by Harlequin Teen|
Some things lie beneath the surface.
Joy Malone wants it all: power, freedom and the boyfriend who loves her. Yet when an unstoppable assassin is hired to kill her, Joy learns that being the girl with the Sight comes with a price that might be too high to pay. Love will be tested, lives will be threatened, and everyone Joy knows and cares about will be affected by her decision to stand by Ink or to leave the Twixt forever.
Her choice is balanced on a scalpel's edge and the consequences will be more shattering than anyone can know.

Why I'm Waiting...
I just saw the cover for this recently and remember reading the first one and thought it was a pretty decent story. I wouldn't mind giving the sequel a try.

Other Books in the Series

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni

The Eighth Day
(Eighth Day, #1)
by Dianne K. Salerni
Released |April 22nd 2014 by HarperCollins|
Edition |eARC|
Source |Edelweiss|
Add to Goodreads
In this riveting fantasy adventure, thirteen-year-old Jax Aubrey discovers a secret eighth day with roots tracing back to Arthurian legend. Fans of Percy Jackson will devour this first book in a new series that combines exciting magic and pulse-pounding suspense.
When Jax wakes up to a world without any people in it, he assumes it's the zombie apocalypse. But when he runs into his eighteen-year-old guardian, Riley Pendare, he learns that he's really in the eighth day—an extra day sandwiched between Wednesday and Thursday. Some people—like Jax and Riley—are Transitioners, able to live in all eight days, while others, including Evangeline, the elusive teenage girl who's been hiding in the house next door, exist only on this special day.
And there's a reason Evangeline's hiding. She is a descendant of the powerful wizard Merlin, and there is a group of people who wish to use her in order to destroy the normal seven-day world and all who live in it. Torn between protecting his new friend and saving the entire human race from complete destruction, Jax is faced with an impossible choice. Even with an eighth day, time is running out.
The Eight Day was a pretty interesting read. I found the entire idea of the eighth day to be pretty cool. At first, I didn't know what I was going to be getting into when Jax first entered into the eighth day after his 13th birthday, but as the book progressed things got pretty interesting. The whole idea of being descendants of King Arthur and Merlin was so interesting. That instantly made me want to know more because I've not read a book that's taken that approach. The book was a fun read some middle grade books tend to be, but sometimes the book did drag out in certain places. Sometimes all the explaining would start to bore me, but even though it was information overload at points, I still found it to be interesting.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Book Hauling It Up (93)

Hey Everyone,
I hope you guys have had a fantastic week :)  If you have a haul, I'd love to check it out!

For Review - Netgalley

Won in a Giveaway
Thanks so much! I've been wanting to read it for the longest :)


Friday, April 25, 2014

Glass Frost by Liz DeJesus

Glass Frost 
(First Frost, #2)
by Liz DeJesus
Released |July 19th 2013 by Musa Publishing|
Edition |Ebook|
Source |Author|

Add to Goodreads
When joined together, Cinderella's slippers grant the wearer her heart's desire. But whose wish will be granted?
When Cinderella’s glass slipper is stolen, Queen Felicia sends her faithful steward Terrance to the real world to retrieve his love and witch-in-training, Bianca Frost. The power of the glass slipper in the wrong hands could ruin peace in Everafter. Bianca must gather every bit of magic she has learned in the past few weeks to find the slipper and protect her new love. Together, Bianca, Ming, Prince Ferdinand, and Terrance venture deep into the heart of Everafter to seek clues as to who has stolen the slipper and why. Along the way, they uncover what happened to the Seven Dwarves after Snow White married the prince, but also learn the awful risk of tampering with black magic and the high price that must be paid for magical aid, even when used for good.
Bianca and Terrance’s relationship is put to the test. Through the pain of suffering and loss, Bianca must determine if following her gallant boyfriend into his faraway world is in fact her heart's desire.
Glass Frost is the sequel to First Frost and it was a very fun and adventurous read. I loved being back with the characters and seeing them all interacting with one another again. Glass Frost was a very fast paced read for me and the characters make for an easy to fly through the book. The book brought out some humor which I appreciated and there was a lot more action in this book than there was in the first and that was really exciting! There wasn't much waiting. Things started off almost immediately and it picked up right where the last book left off.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Taking by Kimberly Derting

The Taking
(The Taking, #1)
by Kimberly Derting
Released |April 29th 2014 by HarperTeen|
Edition |eARC|
Source |Edelweiss|

Add to Goodreads
A flash of white light . . . and then . . . nothing.
When sixteen-year-old Kyra Agnew wakes up behind a Dumpster at the Gas ’n’ Sip, she has no memory of how she got there. With a terrible headache and a major case of déjà vu, she heads home only to discover that five years have passed . . . yet she hasn’t aged a day.
Everything else about Kyra’s old life is different. Her parents are divorced, her boyfriend, Austin, is in college and dating her best friend, and her dad has changed from an uptight neat-freak to a drunken conspiracy theorist who blames her five-year disappearance on little green men.
Confused and lost, Kyra isn’t sure how to move forward unless she uncovers the truth. With Austin gone, she turns to Tyler, Austin’s annoying kid brother, who is now seventeen and who she has a sudden undeniable attraction to. As Tyler and Kyra retrace her steps from the fateful night of her disappearance, they discover strange phenomena that no one can explain, and they begin to wonder if Kyra’s father is not as crazy as he seems. There are others like her who have been taken . . . and returned. Kyra races to find an explanation and reclaim the life she once had, but what if the life she wants back is not her own?
I was pretty excited to get my hands on the Taking because I've read two books by the author and have enjoyed them. The Taking was different than any of the alien books that I've read. The main character Kyra gets taken after an argument she had with her father after her softball game. She's wakes up behind a dumpster and finds out that five years has past. She has no memory, whatsoever, of what happened to her during those five years. When she returned she thought it was the day after the fight with her dad after the softball game. That entire concept brought an entirely different twist on the story and I think I found that to be one of my favorite things in the book. I enjoyed the characters and the romance of the story, but it kind of took awhile for those action packed scenes to get started. Overall, the book was pretty good and I can't wait to check out the sequel.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (16): Talon

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

(Talon, #1)
by Julie Kagawa
Releases |October 28th 2014 by Harlequin Teen|
Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.
Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.
Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

Why I'm Waiting...
I love Julie Kagawa's writing and have enjoyed both the Iron Fey and the Blood of Eden series so I'll give anything she writes a try. And this is about Dragons so I'm excited about that. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

First Frost by Liz DeJesus

First Frost
(First Frost, #1)
by Liz DeJesus
Released |June 22nd 2012 by Musa Publishing|
Edition |Ebook|
Source |Author|

Add to Goodreads
For generations, the Frost family has run the Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, handing down guardianship from mother to daughter, always keeping their secrets to “family only.”
Gathered within museum’s walls is a collection dedicated to the Grimm fairy tales and to the rare items the family has acquired: Cinderella’s glass slipper, Snow White’s poisoned apple, the evil queen’s magic mirror, Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted spinning wheel…
Seventeen-year-old Bianca Frost wants none of it, dreaming instead of a career in art or photography or…well, anything except working in the family’s museum. She knows the items in the glass display cases are fakes because, of course, magic doesn’t really exist.
She’s about to find out how wrong she is.
First Frost was a very interesting read for me. Sometimes I get skeptical when I go into reading retellings, but First Frost was really enjoyable. I liked how the author mixed so many fairy tales into one story and made them relate to the character back to the character and her family's history. I also loved the idea behind the museum that Bianca's family owns. In this museum there are items that relate to just about every fairy tale that you can think of; a lock of Rapunzel's hair, a brick from the third little pigs house, the apple Snow White bit, one of Cinderella's glass slippers, Red Riding Hood's cape, etc!  I loved how there was also a 'wicked wing' in the museum. The characters in this book were pretty interesting as well. It took me a little while to warm up to Bianca, but I came to like her character in the end. She was a very strong and determined. And what I liked the most is that the side characters were amazing. I loved Ming, Prince Ferdinand and Terrance.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Book Hauling It Up (92)

Hey everyone,

I hope everyone has had a great week. I haven't gotten much reading done over the past two weeks because of school and I have a test to take today for my online class. Ugh! Not looking forward to that, but wish me luck lol I'd love to check out your hauls so don't forget to leave your links!

For Review
ARC of Hexed for the blog tour 
Retribution (Netgalley)

I'm curious about both.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

The Forever Song
(Blood of Eden, #3) 
by Julie Kagawa 
Released |April 15th 2014 by Harlequin Teen|
Edition |eARC|
Source |Netgalley|

Add to Goodreads
Allison Sekemoto once struggled with the question: human or monster?
With the death of her love, Zeke, she has her answer.
Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But the trail is bloody and long, and Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions—her creator, Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal. The trail is leading straight to the one place they must protect at any cost—the last vampire-free zone on Earth, Eden. And Sarren has one final, brutal shock in store for Allie.
In a ruined world where no life is sacred and former allies can turn on you in one heartbeat, Allie will face her darkest days. And if she succeeds, triumph is short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone.
Might contain minor spoilers if you haven't read The Eternity Cure

Once again, I am sad to see another trilogy end. I've finished four series so far this year and it's so hard to see them go. The Forever Song left me with a bitter sweet feeling. It was sad, but wrapped up very nicely. I can definitely say that it left a satisfying feeling that is hard to get when a series ends, but I felt this one did the trilogy justice. The author's writing always finds a way to draw me into the story from the very beginning and keeps me there until the final page.  This was a quick read for me because I was desperate to know how things would end and turn out for the characters. I am so sad to see this trilogy go, but I'm glad that I enjoyed each book that belongs to it.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (15): Chasing Power

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

Chasing Power
by Sarah Beth Durst
Releases |October 14th 2014 by Bloomsbury|
Lies, secrets, and magic — three things that define Kayla's life.
Sixteen-year-old Kayla plans to spend her summer hanging out on the beach in Santa Barbara and stealing whatever she wants, whenever she wants it. Born with the ability to move things with her mind — things like credit cards, diamond rings, and buttons on cash registers — she has become a master shoplifter. She steals to build up a safety net, enough money for her and her mom to be able to flee if her dad finds them again. Well, that, and the thrill of using her secret talents.
But her summer plans change when she's caught stealing by a boy named Daniel — a boy who needs her help and is willing to blackmail her to get it. Daniel has a talent of his own. He can teleport, appearing anywhere in the world in an instant, but he lies as easily as he travels. Together, they embark on a quest to find and steal an ancient incantation, written on three indestructible stones and hidden millennia ago, all to rescue Daniel's kidnapped mother. But Kayla has no idea that this rescue mission will lead back to her own family — and to betrayals that she may not be able to forgive... or survive.

Why I'm Waiting...
I think this sounds like a pretty interesting read and I like books that have magic elements to it. It sounds like it could be a fun read. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Double Review: Ricochet and Addicted For Now by Krista and Becca Ritchie

(Addicted, #1.5)
by Krista and Becca Ritchie
Released |August 1st 2013 by K.B. Ritchie|
Edition |Ebook|
Add to Goodreads
As a sex addict, Lily Calloway must do the impossible. Stay celibate for 90 days.
Cravings and fantasies become her new routine, but while Loren Hale recovers from his alcohol addiction, Lily wonders if he’ll realize what a monster she really is. After all, her sexual compulsions begin to rule her life the longer she stays faithful to him.
Progress. That’s what Lily’s striving for. But by trying to become closer to her family—people who aren’t aware of her addiction—she creates larger obstacles. When she spends time with her youngest sister, she learns more about her than she ever imagined and senses an unsettling connection between Daisy and Ryke Meadows.
With Lily and Lo’s dysfunctional relationship teetering and unbalanced, they will need to find a way to reconnect from miles apart. But the inability to “touch” proves to be one of the hardest tests on their road to recovery. Some love brushes the surface. Some love is deeper than skin.
Lily and Lo have three months to discover just how deep their love really goes.
Ricochet is set between the first book and the second book and I'd definitely recommend reading it before the second book to know what happened in the in between time. If you haven't read the first book this review might contain minor spoilers. In this book, Lily and Loren are separated, but are still trying to manage their addictions. Loren is in rehab and Lily starts to see a therapist. We don't get to see much of Loren in this book, but when he makes an appearance I get really excited. I was glad to see that the two are trying to work through their addictions (Lily: sex addict, Loren: alcoholic). Lily isn't my absolute favorite character, but I do have a tendency to sympathize with even when I start getting annoyed with her character.

The authors have a way of making their problems seem so realistic because I felt like I was struggling along side Lily. While Lo is rehab for 3 months, Lily struggles with staying faithful to him and starts to see a therapist. I was so happy that she was actually taking steps to try and better herself. I feel like she started making true progress in this book and started to show some great development. I also like seeing more of the side characters, Ryke, Daisy, Rose and Conner. Rose and Conner are a great support system for her and so is Ryke even though he has a different way of going about things. I like him :) He's kind hardcore, but the two of them are actually starting to develop a friendship. Overall, the story was good and I really enjoyed it and kept wait to read the sequel to finally see Loren and Lily reunite.

Addicted For Now
(Addicted, #2)
by Krista and Becca Ritchie
Released |November 30th 2013|
Edition |Ebook|
Add to Goodreads
He's addicted to booze. She's addicted to sex...staying sober is only half the battle.
No. More. Sex.
Those are the three words Lily Calloway fears the most. But Loren Hale is determined to be with Lily without enabling her dangerous compulsions. With their new living situation—sleeping in the same bed, for real, together—Lily has new battles. Like not jumping Lo’s bones every night. Not being consumed by sex and his body.
Loren plans to stay sober, to right all of his wrongs. So when someone threatens to expose Lily’s secret to her family and the public, he promises that he’ll do anything to protect her. But with old enemies surfacing, Lo has more at stake than his sobriety.
They will torment Lily until Lo breaks.
And his worst fear isn’t relapsing. He hears the end. He sees it. The one thing that could change everything. Just three words.
No. More. Us.
Addicted For Now was an amazing read! In this installment Lo and Lily are reunited again after Lo's time in rehab. I was so happy to see those two back together even though I knew it wasn't going to be all sunshine. The two are still struggling with their addictions, but I loved the dual POV that we get in this book. Being inside of Lo's head really helped to understand him better especially now that he's trying to stay sober. I really liked seeing the sober side to Lo even though he's still the same sarcastic/blunt guy. It gives me a break from Lily's rambling mind. Sometimes her addiction can be a tad bit of a nuisance. I get it, but come on girl try and have SOME control. And the way she can sprout out an excuse or a lie is freaking insane and I swear it's a talent.

The side characters also make these books as good as they are for me because Rose, Conner, Ryke and Daisy each bring a different type of personality to the book. I absolute love Ryke and his personality. Conner is a bit of a mystery and I love the relationship that Lily now has with her two sisters. I wish her other sister was around more, but I sort of get why she isn't. This series has a way of drawing me into the story and keeping me there. Addicted For Now was no exception. I didn't want to put the book down at all. Romance is amazing and so is the connection between the characters. We found out so much information in this book and the mystery behind Lily's crazy stalker was so intriguing! I was dying to know who it was and the person who did it never even crossed my mind. I'd definitely recommend this series if you like these types of stories :)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Book Hauling It Up (91)

Hey Everyone,

I hope you all have had a great week! I had a busy week in school, but my week was still pretty good.
This is two weeks worth of books :) Don't forget to leave your haul links if you have one. I'd love to stop by!

For Review
We Are the Goldens (Netgalley)-they sent me an email about it and it sounds pretty good
The Far Dawn (Edelweiss) -I'm excited for this one

I got both of these last week. I enjoyed The King :)

I got Illusion last week and it was pretty good :) 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Hunt by Stacey Kade

The Hunt
(Project Paper Doll, #2)
by Stacey Kade
Released |April 22nd 2014 by Disney-Hyperion|
Edition |eARC|
Source |Netgalley|

Add to Goodreads
Ariane Tucker has finally escaped GTX, the research facility that created her. While on the run, Zane Bradshaw is the only person she can trust. He knows who-and what-she is and still wants to be part of her life.
But accepting Zane's help means putting him in danger.
Dr. Jacobs, head of GTX, is not the only one hunting for Ariane. Two rival corporations have their sights set on taking down their competition. Permanently. To protect Zane and herself, Ariane needs allies. She needs the other hybrids. The hybrids who are way more alien and a lot less human. Can Ariane win them over before they turn on her? Or will she be forced to choose sides, to decide who lives and who dies?
The Hunt was a pretty good sequel to The Rules. I enjoyed it about as much as I did the first book. I believe the Hunt it brought a lot more action to the table than the Rules did and I those action packed parts were really fun to read. The pacing in this book was more fast paced since the background and explaining of things were done in book one and the action also helped speed things along. There was some back referencing done to help jog the memory and I really appreciated that because there were a couple of things that I had forgotten about. This book has definitely made me want to continue on with the next book to see where things will lead to next.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (14): The Rule of Thoughts

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 Rule of Thoughts
(The Mortality Doctrine, #2)

by James Dashner 
Releases |August 26th 2014 by Delacorte Press|

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series comes The Rule of Thoughts, the exciting sequel to The Eye of Minds. Fans of the Divergent series by Veronica Roth and The Hunger Games will love the new Mortality Doctrine series.
Michael completed the Path. What he found at the end turned everything he’d ever known about his life—and the world—completely upside down.
He barely survived. But it was the only way VirtNet Security knew to find the cyber-terrorist Kaine—and to make the Sleep safe for gamers once again. And, the truth Michael discovered about Kaine is more complex than they anticipated, and more terrifying than even the worst of their fears.
Kaine is a tangent, a computer program that has become sentient. And Michael’s completing the Path was the first stage in turning Kaine’s master plan, the Mortality Doctrine, into a reality.
The Mortality Doctrine will populate Earth entirely with human bodies harboring tangent minds. Any gamer who sinks into the VirtNet risks coming out with a tangent intelligence in control of their body.
And the takeover has already begun.
Why I'm Waiting...
I finished The Eye of Minds late Saturday night and I'm now really excited to read the sequel when it releases. I love fast paced and action packed books so I'm hoping the sequel will be just as exciting as the first. And I also enjoyed the Maze Runner trilogy by Dashner as well.

Other Books in the Series

Monday, April 7, 2014

Targeted by Katie Reus

(Deadly Ops, #1)
by Katie Reus
Released |October 1st 2013 by Signet|
Edition |eBook|

Add to Goodreads
Hidden in plain sight…
Former Marine sniper and current NSA agent Jack Stone has a new face to go with his new identity. But he still has the same tortured memories—which include the woman he let get away years ago, when they were teenagers. Now his new assignment in Miami will put him so close to the woman he’s never been able to forget, he could reach out and touch her—if only she weren’t under suspicion.
When Sophie Moreno uncovers evidence linking the medical supply company she works for with arms smuggling—and worse—she doesn’t know who to turn to. After a shocking betrayal, she realizes the only person she can trust is a mysterious new person in the company—a man with hauntingly familiar eyes.
As Sophie questions her intense attraction to this man and Jack struggles not to blow his cover, the two of them must race against the clock to stop terrorists from killing scores of people—starting with them.
I've read quite a few books by Katie Reus before and I'm glad to say that I enjoyed them all. Targeted did not disappoint. I enjoyed the story and found myself flying through the book. I finished it in a day, which completely surprised me. I love books that deal with military in any way, shape, or form because it runs deep in my family. Targeted was filled with it and I enjoyed that aspect of the book. There were some pretty awesome action scenes and the pacing was great and it held a pretty good balance, not too fast and not too slow. So overall I definitely enjoyed the book :)

Friday, April 4, 2014

March Wrap Up

Hey eveyone,
March was a big month for me :) I got so much reading done because I had a break from school. I ended up reading more books this month than I have in like, forever! Ever since September, I think, I've not been reading that many books. School has taken up so much time these past few months. But yeah, I'm in my final class so I'm happy! Maybe March was a make up for lost time :)

I read 22 books and DNF 3, so I attempted 25 lol

Books I Did Not Finish
1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth - review
2. Night Embrace by Sherrilyn Kenyon
3. The Almost Girl by Amalie Howard - arc

Review Books Read
I finally got caught up on my review books, I mean I still have some, but I read a lot this month and I'm not behind anymore :)
    4. The Here and Now by Ann Brashares - 2 stars - review
    5. The Hunt by Stacey Kade - 3.5 stars
    6. The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni - 3 stars
    7. The Taking by Kimberly Derting - 4 stars
    8. The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa - 4 stars
    9. First Frost by Liz DeJesus - 3.5 stars
    10. Glass Frost by Liz DeJesus - 4 stars
    11. After the End by Amy Plum - 3.5 stars
    12. A Man's Promise by Brenda Jackson - 3 stars
    13. Locked by Eva Morgan - 4.5 stars - review
    14. Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott - 4 stars - review
    15. Panic by Lauren Oliver - 2 stars - review
    16. Bite Me by Shelly Laurenston - 4.5 stars - review
    17. Love Letter to the Dead by Ava Dellaira - 4 stars - review

    Other Books Read
    18. Targeted by Katie Reus - 4 stars
    19. Champion by Marie Lu - 4 stars
    20. Addicted to You by Krista and Becca Ritchie - 4 stars - review
    21. Ricochet by Krista and Becca Ritchie - 4 stars
    22. Addicted For Now by Krista and Becca Ritchie - 4.5 stars
    23. Kiss the Sky by Krista and Becca Ritchie - 4.5 stars
    24. Cress by Marissa Meyer - 4 stars
    25. Hothouse Flower by Krista and Becca Ritchie - 5 stars

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

    Allegiant by Veronica Roth

    (Divergent, #3)
    by Veronica Roth
    Released |October 22nd 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books|
    Edition |Hardcover, 526 pages|

    Add to Goodreads
    The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.
    But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love. 
    I hate to say that I had to DNF this book, but I did. I was super excited to read Allegiant when it first released and I got it the day it came out I believe. But as time went on, I kept putting off reading it because of school and sort of lost that excitement for the book. I was also doing my best to avoid reading reviews because I didn't want to be spoiled and I was doing good until on a random blog post or goodreads or something, the spoiler came. I was sort of ticked off about it, but I still wanted to read the book and give it a try.

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    Waiting On Wednesday (13): The Aftermath

    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 Aftermath
    by Jen Alexander
    Releases |August 26th 2014 by Harlequin Teen|
    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.
    Why I'm Waiting...
    I only found out about this recently, but it sounds pretty interesting.