Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Teaser Tuesday (Jan. 29)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

My Teaser:
-Teaser #1: "Yes, as in, lend me your self." He shimmered into Raquel again.

-Teaser #2: "Oh, bleep." I hadn't done any of my homework.

Evie's always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she's falling for a shape-shifter, and she's the only person who can see through paranormals' glamours.

But Evie's about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #1 (Jan. 25)

This meme is hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!


Create your own Stacking The Shelves post. You can use my official graphic or your own, but please link back to Tynga’s Reviews so more people can join the fun!

You can set your post any way you want, simple book list, covers, pictures, vlog, sky is the limit!

I am posting Stacking The Shelves on Saturdays, but feel free to post yours any day that fits you.

Visit Tynga’s Reviews on Saturday and add your link so others can visit you!

Visit other participants link to find out what they added to their shelves!

-Untamed: A House of Night Novel by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
-Hunted: A House of Night Novel by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
-Tempted: A House of Night Novel by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
-Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

-A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
-The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines

-Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
-Crossed by Ally Condie
-Reached by Ally Condie

I've been putting off reading Pandemonium ever since I finished Delirium because I'm so freaking scared and nervous to start it! So, if you saw the side bar, I'm currently reading Divergent and it's taking me a little while because I have school and let's face it, life. I'm hoping to finish by tomorrow so I'll have my review posted by then!

What books have you added to your stack this week?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Interview with Joann I. Martin Sowles (author of the Brookehaven Vampire Series)

I'm so excited! There really are no words to explain how excited I am. Joann is fantastic author and I am so completely head over heels in love with her books! And! And! And she is so very fantabulous that she agreed to do an interview with me! Yeah. You can imagine my reaction! I was like the energizer bunny on crack for the rest of the day. So, if you haven't read Joann's book Laney, I'll post the link to goodreads at the end of the interview . . . And if you have read it, then you already know she's amazing.

1. Tell us about the Brookehaven Vampires Series in 10 words or less.
A world of realistic and fascinating vampires within our own.

2. When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer and publish
Writing had been in my mind for a few years before I wrote and published Laney. I had an idea (one that is still growing) and I wrote down a few notes, but I never did anything with it except think about it often. I didn't have the confidence to write, I truly didn't think I could do it and I worried about what to do with the end project too much. So I pushed it aside. A few years later I had another idea. Something sparked and Laney was born. I once again wrote down a few notes but the same fears where still there. Then one day I just decided that I'd rather look back at my life someday and be thankful that I had tried rather than regret I never did. Laney grew stronger and stronger until it was easy to write her story.

3. Do you ever turn on music while writing or do you need absolute silence
to get the ideas flowing?
In the beginning I needed complete silence in order to write, but now I always have music playing. I have to in order to block out the noise from the rest of the house. ;)

4. How many books are going to be in the BHV series?
I do not have a set number of books for the series but I can say there will be at least seven to tell Laney's story.

5. Who is your favorite character in the series?
Oh, wow... There's no way I could choose just one. I love so many of them for so many different reasons. For example: Carter is hilarious and has the best personality. Then there's Laney who I just love because of who she is. Felix is great because there is so much to him. Julz is wonderful because she's unpredictable and broken. Even Oscar fascinates me. But then there's Oliver. Sigh. Oh, Oliver. He's like every perfect thing rolled into one ridiculously perfect package. So, as you can see, I'd have a difficult time choosing just one, but I might be a little bias. ;)

6. Are you and Laney alike in any way?
Hmm... I don't really think so but some of my friends tell me that they totally hear me in her when they read the books. I did not intend for us to be alike, but I imagine it's only natural each character you create would have a piece of you.

7. How did you choose the names for your characters?
Laney's name has always been one of my favorites, but most of the other names I use just come to me as the character is created. Sometimes I'll even create a character around a name I like. I think the only names I ever had trouble with where the Knight children. It took me a while to decide on their names. Once I decided the boys' younger sister's name was going to be Olivia, Oscar and Oliver's names were easy.

8. Describe Oliver Knight in 3 words.
In only three? Hmm... Caring, attentive, gorgeous...

9. Which character from BHV would you love to spend the day with?
Ooh... If I could chose only one of my characters to spend the day with I think I would choose Carter. I think he'd be a lot of fun.

10. What's your favorite quote from Laney?
Two are quick to pop into my mind. The first is from a scene in Darkness (book 2) when Oliver and Laney are saying their good-byes before Oliver has to leave for the day, "My body was like butter then. If he had let go of me, I'm positive I would've just hit the floor in a pool of Laney." - ~Laney, Darkness.
The second is from Tainted Blood (book 3), when Professor Morgan is talking to Laney about possible career paths. She is comparing teaching and writing and I find her questions at the end of her thought very amusing. "I wasn't sure teaching was for me. Kiera was in the works to becoming an elementary teacher and that seemed to suit her. I didn't think it was for me. Writing, on the other hand, seemed more interesting. But what would I write about? My life? Who would want to read that?"

11. Do you have any advice for new writers looking to become authors?
Write for yourself. Don't worry about what others will think of your work. All that matters is that you love what you write. Also, don't worry about how you're going to publish, or what your cover will look like, or any of that final stuff until the end. Focus on your writing, you'll be happy you did.

12. Is there anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?
I would love to thank all who have taken the time to read this interview and I would like to especially thank you, Alexis for the great interview and thank you for loving my books and the BHV world. It means so much. Also, for those of you who are interested, feel free to visit my website and get to know the BHV characters and even read sneak peeks of the books. www.BrookehavenVampires.com

Green eyes or brown? Hmm...It all depends on the fella. ;)

Dinner in or out? Dinner in.

M&M or Skittles? That would depend on my mood.

Batman or Superman? Superman!

Mountains or ocean? Ocean.

Vampires or humans? Vampires ;)

Link to Laney here!
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #2

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to get our hands on.

Title: The Elite
Author: Kiera Cass
Expected Publication: April 23rd, 2013

The hotly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Selection.

Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.

I finished The Selection on Monday in about . . . five hours? I didn't stop reading. Yeah, I didn't even turn on the TV. It kept me entertained that much. Anyways, I am just dying for this next book and it sucks that I have to wait until April to get my hands on it. Ooooohhh it can be an early birthday present ;)

What book (or books) are you waiting on? Feel free to post in the comments below! :)

Keep reading your butts off, people!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Teaser Tuesday (Jan. 22)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My Teaser:
-Teaser #1: "Olivia hopped out the back, trailing behind me. "Can I push the cart?"
I welcomed the change in the mood. "Promise me you won't run over any old people this time and it's a deal.""

-Teaser #2: Just trust us.
Trust was a two-way street that usually didn't start with being kidnapped."

Dying sucks--and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.
Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things--including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he's a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she's more than interested. There's just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden's adopted father, a man she's sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. However, she's willing to do anything to hold her sister's hand again. And hell, she'd also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn't?
But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not've been an accident at all, she's not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life. For real this time.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Book Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself--and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Rating Scale (1-10): 10!

My Review: I still can't believe it's taken me this long to read this book! I'm SO ashamed of myself right now! That cover is gorgeous! Did you see it? Look at it! I'd give my left thumb for that dress! This book is fan-flipping-tastic (I saw this in another book and have been using it ever since)! Oh Mary, mother of baby Jesus. There aren't enough adjectives in the world to describe how fabulicious this book is.

At first, I only wanted to read this book because of the cover. LOL, it just makes it look so damn interesting! Then I read an amazing review, and from that point on, I was ALL in. This book was everything I wanted and so much MORE.

Ever since I finished it, I have labeled this book as my second favorite dystopian novel. Right after Delirium and before Matched. Yes. It was just THAT fantastic!

Halfway through reading, I realized that The Selection reminded me a lot of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Not that they die when they're eliminated, but the fact they do get eliminated and there can only be one winner at the end.

From this point on, I am totally in love with dystopian novels. I love love love them! And I love love triangles. Most of the time. Sometimes I just want to punch people in the face.

Anyways, I love that the author teaches her readers a moral in her story. In Illéa, everyone has a different caste. A caste is their, kind of like, rating in the society. The moral was, that the person's personality is not defined by what the society labels them. Ones are the most powerful while Eights are below homeless or something like that.n

America Singer, the protagonist of the story, is really likable and so strong. I loved her stubborn-ness. Definitely one of my favorite female protagonists.

Character Discussions! Woot!

America Singer: I was a little on the fence about her name in the beginning, but I really love it now! It's like a historical reminder of the country's past. She made me laugh a few times, she's pretty funny!

Maxon: I LOVE HIS NAME! He is nothing like I expected at all. He is sooo good and sweet and gorgeous and charming and nice and . . . I'm totally Team Maxon! I've always loved a good prince ;)

Aspen: At first, I was SO in love with this guy, now it's just like, "No. Go away. I don't like you anymore." He really loved America, but then he screwed it all up. So that led to . . . TA DA! TEAM MAXON! Also, I wouldn't mind so much if he dropped off the face of the planet.

Marlee: This girl is such a sweetheart. I loved her.

Celeste: Two words: Total. Bitch.

Queen (I forgot her name, I think it was Amberly, but I can't be sure): She seemed really nice and I hope we get to see more of her in the next book.

King Clarkson: Every time I see his name, I automatically think of Kelly Clarkson. Is that bad?

So I visited the author's website while I was reading The Selection and found that its going to be a TV show! Yup, you read right! A TV show! It premieres this summer, I think. I'm so excited!

Did I like this book? Beautiful writing, amazing characters, unique plot . . . I am so in love with this book! I'd marry it if I could! (Too far?)
Would I reread it? Yes! All my favorite parts!
Would I recommend it? Go buy this now! You'll love it!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Book Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Ninety-five days, and then I’ll be safe.
I wonder whether the procedure will hurt.
I want to get it over with.
It’s hard to be patient.
It’s hard not to be afraid while I’m still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn’t touched me yet.
Still, I worry.
They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness.
The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don’t.

Rating Scale (1-10): 10! 10! 10! No, I'm not giving it a 30, though it deserves it.

My Review: I seriously need to crawl in a hole and die. No lie. Going to die. My eyes are red and puffy. . . I can't. I've been crying for, like, a whole hour now. I'm supposed to be working on a journal for homework but I can't even focus on that concept right now. Eh, I can work on it tomorrow. It's so worth procrastinating though. On a random note, that ending was horrible! What kind of sick joke is this?! Saying this book has a killer cliffhanger would be a serious understatement.

I really, really love this book! Lena is just a regular girl, living her life, following rules, and avoiding love. Or, deliria as they call it in the book. I think that's fairly obvious if you read the summary above. She loves to run, and she has a best friend. She's more than ready to be cured when she's 18, she can't wait. That was all before she fell in love, though, and that's when everything got out of control.

In the book, Lena wasn't looking for love, she wants nothing to do with it. She's been afraid of it ever since her mother killed herself because of love. But then, Lena realizes that love is irresistible, and can't be avoided once you're infected with it.

Now you're probably wondering who Lena falls in love with. Well, his name is Alex and he is soooo sweet! He is the most perfect boyfriend, any girl can ever have. Then again I pretty much say that about every guy in every single book I've ever read. I definitely wouldn't mind if he were my boyfriend. Alex cares for Lena a lot and at the end, you see exactly HOW MUCH.

Now, onto the horrible, horrible ending. . .

I still want to die! I don't want to reveal anything, but just to give you a small warning, you will die of a heart attack at the end! I really loathe these kinds of books, but at the same time, I love them. Yeah, it's a really complicated love/hate relationship I've got going on here.

Character Discussions:

Lena: Oh, jeez. I LOVE her name! She's pretty paranoid, but she's pretty cool. I liked her.

Alex: An angel that has come from Heaven above! Oh, sweet baby Jesus, thank you! I am so deeply in love with this guy!

Grace: I love this little girl, she's so adorable. I just wanna wrap her in a big ole bear hug.

Hana: Besides Lena, Alex, and Grace, Hana is my next favorite. In the beginning, I thought she was going to be a spoiled little rich girl, but it's all good now. I like her.

Jenny: No. I never liked her. She's so nosy and so mean to Lena. No, no, no.

Carol: At first, I thought she was pretty nice, but then it turned out I was so wrong. She's just stupid. So. Stupid.

I'm only doing the main characters. So, yeah.

When I first started this book, I didn't think I'd like it THIS much, but I ended up dying over it (you should know this if you read my rant earlier).

Did I like this book? No! I freaking loved!
Would I reread it? OMG yes!
Would I recommend it? Stop reading and go buy this!

Book Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

Rating Scale (1-10): 10 I might have gave this a high rating because of Puck.

My Review: I've known about this book for a little while now, and I mentally kick myself every single time I think about that. This book was magically delicious! (I know, I just thought of Lucky Charms, too.) I've never loved a faery book more than I love this one! This series is most definitely in my Top Ten Favorites (that page is coming soon, by the way)! I loved the immediate action, it started within, like, the first five chapters of the book. The creeptastic little changeling brother was an awesome touch! The scenes with him in it were hysterical.

The scorching hot love triangle is most definitely on its way! Ash and Puck are characters that you will fall in love with right away. You will not be able to get enough of these boys! Ash is amazingly swoon-worthy! He's damaged and cuts off his feelings. His reason almost made me want to cry. Ash might need one of my hugs.

Puck! OMG! Puck totally cracks me up! He is my favorite character throughout the entire story. Puck is the kind of guy I would be friends with in real life because I am just totally in love with him! His protective side just made me fall in love with him a little more. Go, Puck!

Grimalkin, the second I found out that he was a cat, immediately made me think of the Chesire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. He was adorable and just plain hilarious!

Meghan Chase is a strong, stubborn, determined character that is occasionally (frequently) in need of a rescue. I loved the fact that she stopped at nothing to save her little brother, Ethan.

The Iron King is a breathtaking, immediate page-turning, full of heart-stopping action, sword fights between two hot guys, unbelievable creatures, a whole lot of faerie drama, and just enough romance to make you swoon. If you've read A Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare and liked it, then you will love the new take on the characters.

Did I like this book? Freaking loved!
Would I reread it? Most definitely!
Would I recommend it? Yes! If you haven't read it already, fetch this book now!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Series Love #2

Series Love is a meme hosted by Beneath the Moon and the Stars. If you want to play along all you have to do is pick a series. It doesn’t matter if it only has one book or a million. Include authors name and the covers of the books.

My pick this week is the Covenant Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Can we just have a moment of silence to admire the prettiness of those covers? . . . Thank you. I LOVE those flowers, the cover designers did a really good job and deserve mad props! I am giving them those props! Good freaking job! They're amazing! I am going to be so depressed when the series ends (which is two books away, just so you know). The characters were just so completely incredible, and I loved how Jennifer made everything fun, yet dramatic. Hilarious yet heartfelt. There is only one word for this entire series: FREAKING FANTASTIC! Okay, yes, that was two words, but this series deserves the extra word. If you haven't read this series, what the hell are you waiting for?! Read it and then we can all love Aiden together! Unless you're Team Seth, but whatever. We can still obsess.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Book Review: Firelight by Sophie Jordan

A hidden truth.

Mortal enemies.

Doomed love.

Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki, a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.

Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping awayif it dies she will be left as a human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that.
Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.

Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide.

Rating Scale (1-10): 9

My Review: I've been waiting to read it for a while now. Ever since I saw it and read the summary, I just had to have it. (I'm kind of going through this phase where I'm reading books that I've been wanting to read for a LONG LONG time.) Anyways, this book was great. No, I take that back. It was freaking fantastic! I totally loved the idea and everything else. I love dragons, which was just made of awesome! And even better, the romance was exactly perfect. I'll talk about that later on.

Okay, so the protagonist goes through many external and internal conflicts. She's really strong and persistent, but she's one of those main characters that you can't help but be annoyed with. Back to the conflicts--her internal conflict is what she really wants; she can't decide. While her external conflicts are her mother and twin sister. Jacinda is trying her best to make them happy, but they just her to be exactly like them. Human. They want her inner Draki to wither and die so she can live like a normal human being. But she doesn't want to. Her Draki is a part of her. And she doesn't want to give it up. That's really what I admire about her. No matter what, she never let's her Draki die. If she did, I would be ranting right now about how I cannot stand her! But fortunately, that's not the case.

So the romance is a kind of a love at first sight mixed in with that too forward romance. But it wasn't too forward that I got annoyed with the entire relationship. In other words, the romance in this book was JUST RIGHT! I was so extremely pleased with the romance.

I realize that this book is supposed to be a love triangle. But who in their right mind would fall in love with Cassian?! Unless I'm totally wrong, and he turns super-hot-and-nice-and-lovable in books 2 & 3. I guess I'll have to wait and see! Even if I'm not his biggest fan right now, I still LOVE his name! But for now, I'm sticking to TEAM WILL. I love him.

So yeah, that's it!

Did I like this book? Um, this book had dragons! I freaking LOVED it!
Would I reread it? OMG YES!
Would I recommend it? Most definitely! Go get this now!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Book Review: Die For Me by Amy Plum

In the City of Lights, two star-crossed lovers battle a fate that is destined to tear them apart again and again for eternity.

When Kate Mercier's parents die in a tragic car accident, she leaves her life--and memories--behind to live with her grandparents in Paris. For Kate, the only way to survive her pain is escaping into the world of books and Parisian art. Until she meets Vincent.

Mysterious, charming, and devastatingly handsome, Vincent threatens to melt the ice around Kate's guarded heart with just his smile. As she begins to fall in love with Vincent, Kate discovers that he's a revenant--an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save the lives of others. Vincent and those like him are bound in a centuries-old war against a group of evil revenants who exist only to murder and betray. Kate soon realizes that if she follows her heart, she may never be safe again.

Rating Scale (1-10): 10

My Review: This wasn't my first zombie book, but this is the first one I've gone GOOGOOGAGA over! I see why zombies are the thing now. Die For Me is just fan-freaking-tanbulous! I even got my best friend hooked on the series.

If you're reading this, Jasia, you're so very welcome.

Look at that cover! Isn't it so prettiful?! Yes! I'm guessing that's Kate there and I am just so jealous of that dress! I want it! Don't you?

The story is set in Paris, France! That's just amazing and pretty awesome of the author. Normally, I'd read books that are set in Scotland or Ireland, but this is Paris! The City of Lights! And love! I've always wanted to go to Paris and this book just enticed me even further!

The paranormal creatures created are so completely unique and I just loved it! These kinda sorta human/zombie/guardian angels are called Revenants. And what Revenants basically means is, "to return" or "one who comes back."

Kate was such a strong character that I almost found myself feeling exactly what she was feeling. She had suffered a great loss and that's how she gained her newfound maturity. Oh! Did I say that she likes to read? Yes! So many bonus points in my book! At times, yes, I just wanted to scream at Kate, but I kind of did like that about her.

Vincent was just, *sigh* amazingly sweet and wonderful. I could go on with so many more adjectives, but I won't. His story just made me want to jump in the book and give him a big, fat hug. And maybe even a kiss or two.

Another thing I love about this book was the action! The fighting between the Revenants and the Numa was just made of awesome! I loved all of the fighting with swords and other cool weapons. Oh! I forgot to say another thing about Vincent. He is one badass sword fighter! Which makes him 100x more hotter to me!

Did I like this book? OMG YES!
Would I reread it? Yes, yes, and yes!
Would I recommend it? Yes! Go get this book now! You will thank me later!

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Book Review: Matched by Ally Condie

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

Rating Scale (1-10): 8

My Review:This book was so good. No, seriously, I actually liked it. Alright, so whenever there is one girl and two guys (you should know how love triangles go by now), all of us fangirls go, "Ahhhh! TEEEEAAAAM SO-AND-SO!" Okay, I'm Team Ky. (I love his name!) Or Team Xander. It's hard to choose! I just love both of them so much. Ky because he's hotter and nicer and he's a lot more hard-working. And Xander, well, because he's really cute and I feel bad for him and he was kinda sorta there first. He was Cassia's Match and at first, they really did seem perfect for each other. So yeah, it's hard for me to decide.

I really did enjoy this book. Much more than I expected. I heard some bad reviews about, then some really good reviews about it, so I wanted to give it a chance and decide for myself. And I say, it's definitely worth the read.

Cassia really is an amazing character, but I wouldn't say she's my favorite. She was really blind during, like, 75% of the book. She was really confused, then more confused, then more confused, then more confused. . . Do you get my drift? Then finally, she starts to make some connections about things that just aren't right. That's when she got on my good side. But other than that, she was okay.

The Society definitely has something going on that they don't want anyone to know about. I really loathe the Society. And I'm more than sure that as a reader, I'm supposed to. That's the way it was intended. But I really hated them. With a violent passion. I really don't want to say any more details and spoil anything for those readers who haven't had the chance to read the book yet. I really did like this book and I loved the characters and the risks they took to protect one another.

Did I like this book? Yeah, it was pretty good.
Would I reread it? Yes.
Would I recommend it? Definitely.

WWW Wednesday (Jan. 16)

Hey, guys! I'm not sure why I love this meme so much. . . Maybe because I just do or because I have some fun doing it! So here you go! My WWW Wednesday this week!
To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

I am currently reading Firelight by Sophie Jordan, because I read some great reviews about it and thought it was time I give it a shot. So far, I have to say it's pretty damn good! I definitely know which team I'm on!!

I just finished reading Matched by Ally Condie just yesterday. After all the good and the semi-good things I've heard about it, and now that I've actually read it, I can see why it's a bestseller. Review to come!

What I think I'll read next is Pushing the Limits. I saw this featured on one of my favorite authors website as one of her favorite reads of 2012, so I thought I'd check it out and see if it would be one of mine for 2013. Isn't that cover just gorgeous?! Yes!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Book Review: Hereafter by Tara Hudson

Can there truly be love after death?

Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she's dead. With no recollection of her past life--or her actual death--she's trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowning in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but will him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she helps him survive.

Amelia and Joshua grow ever closer as they begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long. But even while they struggle to keep their bond hidden from the living world, a frightening spirit named Eli is doing everything in his power to destroy their newfound happiness and drag Amelia back into the ghost world . . . forever.

Thrilling and evocative, with moments of pure pleasure, Hereafter is a sensation you won't want to miss.

Rating Scale (1-10): 9

My Review: This truly is a sensation you don't want to miss. But first, let me just say something about Hereafter: it is most definitely not your average ghost story. I've read many books featuring ghosts, but I wouldn't dare compare them to this. I could read it about a thousand times and still never get bored.

Isn't that cover just gorgeous?! Beautiful, stunning, fantabulous . . . There are so many adjectives I could use right now, but I'm pretty sure you get the point.

Amelia and Joshua have that (almost) perfect storybook romance (aside from her being dead, of course). The kind of love where neither Heaven, Earth, or hell can come between. The kind we all dream about.

Oh, can I say one thing before I go on? I LOVE both of Amelia and Joshua's names soooo much! Especially Amelia's!

Okay. You may continue reading.

Joshua Mayhew is most definitely swoon-worthy! I just love him! He is, under no possible circumstances, the sweet/douchey guy that I've written about in a couple of my previous reviews. He is the sweetest guy!

At first, I thought I was going to have a little trouble connecting with Amelia since she's a ghost, and I'm currently since living. I kind of have this thing where I "become" the female main character of the story, because, let's face it, it makes life a lot more interesting.

Hereafter has just enough action, manipulation, fear, and romance that makes this such an addictive read! Overall, it was fantastic. This book has a very special place in my heart AND on my bookshelf! I am so thrilled this is a trilogy!

Review of Arise coming soon!

Did I like this book? OMG yes!
Would I reread it? Yes! Over and over again!
Would I recommend it? Go buy it now! It's most definitely not a waste of money!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Book Review: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.

Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.
Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

Rating Scale (1-10): 10

My Review: Can someone tell me why I didn't read this book sooner? No? Okay then, didn't think so. Guys, I'm telling you this right now, this was an epic read! Epic, epic, epic! I loved this book more than my gummy worms! Too much? Maybe a little. I read Sweet Evil in about a day or so. That's probably because I didn't have any interruptions and I just refused to put it down. The second I finished it, I was just about dying for the sequel. Thank God I only have to wait a couple more months for it. The storyline was completely unique. The characters were just plain amazing. Wendy Higgins had me laughing and crying throughout the story! And that's not easy to do for me. Maybe since I'm pretty much a good girl, the idea of being bad is just cool to me.

I loved Anna. She was such an amazing character. I loved the way she went from being a good girl to her version of a bad girl. Throughout the story, I loved how she completely came into herself. She only did what was need and not a single thing more. She stayed strong, but let herself have feelings. My favorite thing was that she never gave up on Kaiden.

Kaiden was by far my favorite character thought the entire book. Normally, I don't think I would've liked his kind of character, but I just LOVED him. Kaiden is the kind of guy that can be sorta sweet while still being that bad boy that all of us girls dream of. Oh! Did I mention that Kai has a British accent? Yup! That instantly makes him 10x more attractive. I do kind of hope that we get to see a nicer side of him in Sweet Peril. Kai and little Ann (Kaiden calls her that) were just adorable! I really do hope they're able to be together in the next book. That would make me very, very happy.
I realize there is going to be more torture, but I need to know how the story continues.

This book was like a roller coaster that goes up and up and up, then just goes down so fast it makes your stomach drop. Overall, this book was an amazing read. Never in my life would I compare it to any other book. I have a special place in my heart for fallen angels, and this book definitely takes the cake!

Did I like this book? Better than cake!
Would I reread it? Absolutely positively.
Would I recommend it? Would I be writing such a great review if I didn't? Go get this book now!!

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Author Love #1: Joann I. Martin Sowles

Author Love is a meme hosted by Beneath the Moon and the Stars . If you want to play along all you have to do is pick one of your favorite authors. Write what you like about them and/or their books. You can also include an author bio and synopsis of their book if you want.

My pick this week is:
Joann I. Martin Sowles

Bio from her website:
I am the self-published author of The Brookehaven Vampires Series. In 2010 I self-published my first novel, Laney. Laney is the first of several installments telling her story. The sequel to Laney, Darkness, will be released in the summer of 2011.

I began writing about The Brookehaven Vampires to curb my vampire addiction and turn it into something productive. My passion for The Brookehaven Vampires world drives me. I love the way their world consumes me and I love how the characters take on a life of their own and write their own stories.

I grew up in the small town of Red Bluff, CA and now reside just outside of the Sacramento area. Before beginning my writing career, I was a fulltime homeschooling mom. I still homeschool my kids fulltime, but thankfully, they are now old enough to work somewhat independently.

I picked Joann because she is definitely one of my favorite authors and I just am head over heels for her vampire series. I love all of her characters. She is also very nice, and just completely fantabulous! If you haven't read her books or stalked her on the Internet, you definitely should!
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Series Love #1

Series love is a meme created by Beneath the Moon and Stars. If you want to play along all you have to do is pick a series. It doesn’t matter if it only has one book or a million. Include authors name and the covers of the books.

My pick this week is the Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Look at those covers! Aren't they just perfect?! Yes, they are! That guy is gorgeous! I LOVE this series because it's so unlike any other I've read! And yeah, I know, that's the point of a series. To be different from all the other books. And this series really hit home! I love every single one of the characters! Well, except for the ones that you aren't meant to like, of course. After that cliffhanger inOpal, the wait for Origin is going to be the death of me! It's still going to be quite a while. I hope it goes fast! If you haven't read the series, you really need to give it a shot! You will definitely be happy you did!
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Friday, January 11, 2013

Book Review: Fallen by Lauren Kate

There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce – he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret...even if it kills her.

Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, FALLEN is a page-turning thriller and the ultimate love story.

Rating Scale (1-10): 6 Yeah, I realize I'm being a little unfair

My review: Despite the absolutely gorgeous cover, the fabulous title, the high ratings from other authors and my friends, I just really didn't like this book.

Then again, I do acknowledge my unjustness because it's kind of sort of my fault that I didn't enjoy it. Mainly because there were so many distractions around me. I had a few books on my shelf I was just itching to get my hands on. Like theMatched trilogy, Firelight, and Pushing the Limits were just mocking me whenever I tried to read Fallen. However, I am willing to give this book another chance in the future. So yeah.

A few parts in this book were definitely made of awesome. The author really captivated me with Daniel and Luce's relationship. I absolutely positively LOVE them together. But, overall? I just couldn't get into this book.

Even in the first chapter, I was pretty bored (except when Daniel appeared, of course). Then again, not many books I've read are all that appealing in the first chapter. But it was different in this book---I just really couldn't understand what was really going on. I'm not sure that the author's writing was captivating enough.

Now, don't get me wrong. This isn't a negative review.

I loved the story behind the creatures and the characters in this book. Also, this book definitely falls into the genre of my favorite books and I'm definitely going to watch the movie when it comes out in theaters. But then . . . you know. (Probably not, but I'm just going to assume you do..)

Anyways, I really have nothing left to say. I tried to pay as much attention as I could, but then I found my mind wandering off and . . . yeah.

Did I like this book? Not really, but I plan to give it another chance.
Would I reread it? Yup.
Would I recommend it? Yes. Just so you can get a taste of what I'm talking about.
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #1

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to get our hands on.

Title: Of Triton (Of Poseidon #2)
Author: Anna Banks
Expected Publication: May 28th

In this sequel to OF POSEIDON, Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. Syrena law states that all Half- Breeds should be put to death.
As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance among the Syrena turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never known?

I have been dying for this sequel ever since I finished Of Poseidon last summer. I seriously need it now!

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Teaser Tuesday (Jan. 8)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Hourglass by Myra McEntire
My Teaser:
"When I finally regained control, I gave him a sweet smile and reached out to shake.
Then I flipped him over my shoulder."

One hour to rewrite the past . . .

For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn't there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents' death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She's tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.

So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson's willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may also change her past.

Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he's around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?
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Book Review: Defiance by C.J. Redwine

Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city's brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father's apprentice, Logan--the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same one who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but a fierce belief in her father's survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city's top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor's impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can't be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.

Rating Scale (1-10): 9

My review: Oh, my freaking gosh! There is only one word for this book: Fantabulous! When I first saw this book, I was like, "That cover is gorgeous! The summary is fantastic. The title is amazing!" Seriously, what else could a book fanatic ask for? I bought it the second I saw it. There was no hesitating on my part.

I loved the female main character because she's strong, persistent, and she knows how to kick some serious bad guy butt. I loved the plot, but the setting is what really made everything fall into place. It was sort of like Medieval with really advanced technology and really old-timey dungeons.

That cover is just so freaking amazing! Sweet Jesus. . .

The romance is this book was absolutely just right. I mean, perfect! Perfect, perfect, perfect! In the beginning, both Rachel and Logan were afraid to become closer to one another because of everything that's going on and because of they're roles (well, that role one is more Logan than Rachel). Both of the characters finally give in to their emotions when Logan admits his feelings for her. And Rachel, well Rachel, never once stopped loving him.
This book is written in both Logan and Rachel's own POVs. Which made it so much better because I got to be in Logan's head, and read what he thought about every situation they came up against.

The only thing I really didn't like were all the deaths. I mean, yeah, I get it, the good guys have to die sometimes, but I don't like it! Not pretty much all of the good guys have to die!

The point is, this book was amazing and I definitely cannot WAIT for the sequel!

Did I like this book? Would I have called it fantabulous if I didn't like it? I LOVED it!
Would I reread it? Yes! Yes, yes, yes!
Would I recommend it? Duh! Go buy C.J. Redwine's book now!

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Book Review: Switched by Amanda Hocking

When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. Eleven years later, Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. She’s not the person she’s always believed herself to be, and her whole life begins to unravel—all because of Finn Holmes.

Finn is a mysterious guy who always seems to be watching her. Every encounter leaves her deeply shaken…though it has more to do with her fierce attraction to him than she’d ever admit. But it isn’t long before he reveals the truth: Wendy is a changeling who was switched at birth—and he’s come to take her home.

Now Wendy’s about to journey to a magical world she never knew existed, one that’s both beautiful and frightening. And where she must leave her old life behind to discover who she’s meant to become…

Rating Scale (1-10): 8

My Review: Let's just take a couple seconds to admire the prettiness of that cover. . . . Okay, you can keep reading now. I love all of Amanda Hocking's books, so when Switched came out, I was more than willing to read it. The blurb in the back just got me even more interested than I already was. The first chapter instantly got me hooked! I read this book in over a day and a half (it would've been shorter but I had to do things like sleep and eat).

I loved the creatures she used in this book. I don't want to give away what they are exactly, but they're creatures we've all heard of. I'm pretty sure that if you read this, and you find out what the creatures are, you'll be like, "Oh! Well, that's interesting!" Okay, well, maybe not exactly like that, but you get what I'm trying to say.

The bonus story confused me a little bit. Mostly I was just wondering who the hell these people were. But it was very entertaining and I knew I was going to be seeing more of these characters.

Finn Holmes, who is there to help Wendy to adjust to her new life and help her understand what she is, frustrated me to no end. You know those bipolar guys who are the sweetest guy one minute, then are the biggest douchebag in the world? Yeah, that's Finn. Sure, he has a reason, but as the story continues, it sounds more like an excuse. At the end, I actually did learn to like Finn, but I was still a little on edge about him.

Wendy Everly was by far my favorite character throughout the entire story. She was incredibly stubborn and wouldn't take no for an answer. Despite all she does, people really don't like her, but she doesn't let it hit too close to home. She lives with her Aunt and her big brother Matt.

Matt is the big, bad, protective brother that wouldn't dare let a fly touch Wendy. After their mother tried to kill Wendy, Matt took on the role as the parent. He was my second favorite, because he just wants to protect his little sister.

Point is, I loved this book! It was all very unique and I was more than willing to read the last two books in this trilogy.

Did I like this book? Um, no. I loved it!
Would I reread it? Definitely.
Would I recommend it? Yes! Why are you still reading this? Go buy it now!
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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Teaser Thursday

Yes, yes, I know. Teasers are for Tuesdays, but I really love sharing teasers with you guys, so I decided to do it today, too!

(Just pretend that says Tuesday Thursday.)
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
""What do you want from me, Kai?"
"For starters?" His voice lowered to sexy, dangerous depths. "I want to introduce myself to every freckle on your body.""

Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.

Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

I know that this teaser was more than 2 sentences, but come on! It's so juicy!!

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Book Review: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything- including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?

Rating Scale (1-10): 8

This book was so much better than I expected it to be! To be completely honest here, the only reason I started reading this was because of the gorgeous cover. I mean, come on! Did you see it? Wouldn't that be the first thing that attracts you and makes you think, "Man, I wanna read that!"? The story inside was just an incredible bonus! Werewolves aren't exactly my favorite paranormal creature, but I found myself loving this book!

The ending of this book just made me want to lay down and die. Oh, sweet baby Jesus! The ending!

The sad thing about this book was that I really couldn't decide which love interest to root for. I didn't know which she could be with. At first I was like, "Aw, Shay's cute and sweet," but then I was all, "Ren's hot and a total flirt, but he really does care about her." Oh, just to put this out there, I totally LOVE Ren's name! It's short for Renier. *Looks off dramatically into the sunset* Yeah, I really love that name.

Ren and Calla are meant to be together. It's been arranged that way since, well, forever. Ren likes Calla and vice versa. Then Shay steps into the picture and suddenly, Calla can't help but be hopelessly attracted to him. It was like, YEAH, SHAY, JUST COME ON IN AND RUIN REN AND CALLA'S ROMANCE.

Although I'm Team Ren all the way, I will admit that I have a soft spot for Shay. For some reason, I saw Shay as the little brother instead of the love interest. He acted a little young for his age, I guess. He reminded me of Ansel just the tiniest bit. By the way, Ansel is Calla's little brother.

Did I like this book? Um . . . yes!
Would I reread it? Yes. If I forgot everything that happened. Or I was just bored. Or if I was having Ren withdrawals.
Would I recommend it? Duh!

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WWW Wednesday

Ah, this is exciting! Well, for me it is. I'm not so sure about you guys.
Hosted by: Should Be Reading
To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

At the moment, I'm currently reading Nightshade by Andrea Cremer and I am absolutely loving it! I'm nearly finished with it, then I can get Wolfsbane!

I just finished the entire The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa and I've never loved a faery book more! I can't believe it took me this long to finally give it a shot!

I'll probably read either Fallen by Lauren Kate or . . .

. . . Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer. It depends on which I can get my hands on first. Probably Fallen since it's waiting for me on my bookshelf. But it will most likely be Wolfsbane since I'm going to be going crazy when Nightshade ends.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Teaser Tuesday! (Jan. 1)

My very first Teaser Tuesday! Ah, I'm so excited! Let me just explain what Teaser Tuesdays are, just in case you don't know. Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. The great thing about it is that anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Half-Blood (Covenant Series #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
"Grabbing my bottle of water off the floor, I trudged across the floor. I nodded at Seth as I passed him, half-hoping he was there to partake in the epic stare down with Aiden and nothing else, but he turned and immediately fell in step with me."

The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi-pure-bloods-have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals-well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.
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