Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (25)

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

  Gravity (The Taking #1) by Melissa West
Expected Publication:  November 201
Entangled Publishing, LLC







Synopsis(from Goodreads):
In the future, only one rule will matter:

Don’t. Ever. Peek.

Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed — arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die.

Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know — especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.
This one is everywhere and I really want to get my hands on it. It sounds pretty interesting and I'd love to give it a try. I really hope I get my hands on it soon and I hope it turns out as good as it seems.

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Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan
Expected Publication: May 7th 2013
Philomel/Penguin




Synopsis(from Goodreads):
Stephen has been invisible for practically his whole life — because of a curse his grandfather, a powerful cursecaster, bestowed on Stephen’s mother before Stephen was born. So when Elizabeth moves to Stephen’s NYC apartment building from Minnesota, no one is more surprised than he is that she can see him. A budding romance ensues, and when Stephen confides in Elizabeth about his predicament, the two of them decide to dive headfirst into the secret world of cursecasters and spellseekers to figure out a way to break the curse. But things don’t go as planned, especially when Stephen’s grandfather arrives in town, taking his anger out on everyone he sees. In the end, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how big of a sacrifice they’re willing to make for Stephen to become visible — because the answer could mean the difference between life and death. At least for Elizabeth.
I see this one so much every next Wednesday and I really look forward to reading it. It sounds so interesting and I want to read it so bad. Plus, the cover is pretty gorgeous!

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Monday, October 29, 2012

YA Review: Insurgent (DIvergent trilogy, #2) by Veronica Roth

This book is suitable for Young Adult readers!!!

Goodread summary:
One choice can transform you--or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves--and herself--while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable--and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

"New York Times" bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian "Divergent" series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.

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ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!
It was absolutely amazing and I'll repeat it all the time is you guys forget.
After I finished Divergent, with the cliffhanger and all, I was so excited when I finally received this one.
It was a bright sunny day and I was holed up inside reading like there's no tomorrow. The story was just as interesting and compelling as I remembered and I was sucked right back into Tris' head. This time it was not a pretty picture there. She was sad and she was terrified of what she had to do the night of the stimulation and she had a lot to deal with.
Losing her parents, her faction and killing her fiend... It wasn't easy to be her and as if all that wasn't enough, there was the aftermath of the stimulation to deal with.
New plots, new plans to save the day, most of which succeeded but not without casualties.
Tris also had her relationship with Tobias to worry about but in the midst of all the craziness around them, they somehow managed to stay together even after all the secrets were revealed.
There were so many strong moments in this book. I know my reviews is pretty detached and impersonal on some level but I don't want to give all the fun away. I really was sucked into the book and I was so completely obsessed with it.
I stopped at some point and said to myself that that's enough for now and I waited a few days to pick it up again, only to finish it in a few hours. This is how good the book was and this is how exciting it was to read it.
Every small memory in Tris' mind, every feeling, every next crazy stunt she had to pull because it was the right thing to do... I could feel it too.
Tris' character developed a lot since the beginning of book one. She is stronger now, she's been through a lot and she had to face some pretty scary stuff. And everything that she had to go through now, she faced it with her head held high even though she was scared.
She isn't some unreasonably brave character and that makes her even more real. She was terrified, she was alone and she was hurt all through the book but she kept going. She fought and she kept trying.
The ending of the book was even bigger cliffhanger that the one on book one. This huge secret was revealed and even though I kind of expected something like that(at least for a part concerning the outside of the fence) but it was so interesting and exciting and the pressure was building up and up and it was over.
Just like that it was over and now I have no idea when book three will come out and what happens after "Then the shouting begins."
It was so great to read the book and I tried to prolong the pleasure but I had to finish it. I couldn't take it any longer, the book staring at me from my bookshelf...
I really can't wait for book three to come out. I have a feeling it's going to be absolutely amazing too!

 I give it:

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Until the next time,

Sunday, October 28, 2012

In My Mailbox (23)

IMM is a weekly meme hosted and created by Kristi at The Story Siren and was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.

Books I borrowed:

The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2) by Richelle Mead
The second is the Bulgarian cover(that's what I get to look at every time I pick the book up.. isn't it gorgeous?)

Truly, Madly Yours (Truly, Idaho, #1) by Rachel Gibson
Again, the second is the Bulgarian cover and I love it!

Swag I won: 

I won 4 fabulous bookmarks for Chloe Neill's series from Happy Tails and Tales Blog.

I'm waiting for three books to arrive but they still haven't so I guess they'll be for next week.

Leave me your the links to your IMMs in the comment section and I'll visit and comment on your posts.

Until the next time,


Friday, October 26, 2012

Adult Review: Rock Hard (Sinners on Tour, #2) by Olivia Cunning

This book is suitable for Adult readers!!!
Goodread summary:
An ultimatum can break your heart....

Every night lead singer, Sed Lionheart whips thousands of women into a frenzy with his voice alone. But the stage is the only place Sed feels any passion since he lost Jessica...

If you’re not willing to break all the rules...

It shattered her heart, but law student Jessica broke off her engagement to Sed, determined to be successful on her own terms. But no other man can ever hold a candle to Sed...

Then a chance meeting and tortuously close quarters lead to uncontrollable flares of passion and rediscovery of their unique penchant for public encounters. Now, in addition to the risk of mutual heartbreak every time they get together, they’re in danger of truly scandalous public exposure...

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or

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Oh My God, I sill have a stupid grin on my face for no apparent reason.
This book was so good. So sexy and filled with so much passion. However it wasn't as good as Backstage pass.
I was kind of pissed of at Jessica at the beginning. She was a new character, and I knew she's the reason Sed is hurting. Add that to her behavior, her bitching and her plans to break his heart... I wanted to hurt her.
My feelings towards her didn't improve much as the book progressed but I enjoyed reading it none the less. Sed was absolutely intoxicating and we got to see a whole other side of him. One where he's open and he shows his emotions. It was definitely something new and interesting and I loved it!
The steamy sex scenes (and there were a LOT of them) just improved the book.
What I love the most about the two books is how Olivia Cunning has written the books. There is something that make them amazing. There is a lot of sex in both books and a lot of extraordinary relationships in both books and in the midst of all that there is so much love.. and my point was that Ms. Cunning somehow made the book interesting and deep and filled with so much emotions, not cheap and shallow.
I really love the Sinners and I can't wait to take a peak in the next band member's head to see who things are from their perspective.
The series is truly amazing and I recommend it to everyone over 18.

 I give it:

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Until the next time,

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (24)

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

  Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt
Expected Publication:  January 15th 2013
St Martin’s Press 






Synopsis(from Goodreads):
Anna remembers a time before boys, when she was little and everything made sense. When she and her mom were a family, just the two of them against the world. But now her mom is gone most of the time, chasing the next marriage, bringing home the next stepfather. Anna is left on her own—until she discovers that she can make boys her family. From Desmond to Joey, Todd to Sam, Anna learns that if you give boys what they want, you can get what you need. But the price is high—the other kids make fun of her; the girls call her a slut. Anna's new friend, Toy, seems to have found a way around the loneliness, but Toy has her own secrets that even Anna can't know.

Then comes Sam. When Anna actually meets a boy who is more than just useful, whose family eats dinner together, laughs, and tells stories, the truth about love becomes clear. And she finally learns how it feels to have something to lose—and something to offer. Real, shocking, uplifting, and stunningly lyrical,  Uses for Boys  is a story of breaking down and growing up.
I've seen the book on Goodreads and on a lot of WOW posts so when I saw it on NetGalley I had to have it. So now the book is on my e-reader and I'm going to start it very, very soon. I really want to read it because it sounds so great...

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Snow White Sorrow (The Grimm Diaries #1) by Cameron Jace
Expected Publication: October 30th 2012 (the date was delayed so I'm not sure if it's accurate)
Akmal Eldin Farouk Ali Shebl



Synopsis(from Goodreads):
What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?

Sixteen year old Loki Blackstar is no Prince Charming. His mother is a ghost. His only friend is a red Cadillac that talks to him through the radio. He looks like an Angel but acts like jerk. No wonder he has been banned from Heaven, which is the least of his troubles. Loki needs a job to pay for school and support himself.

Still, Loki has a rare gift: He is a Dreamhunter. One of the few in the world who can hunt and kill immortal demons in their dreams so they never wake up again.

When Loki is sent to kill a sixteen-year-old vampire girl the locals call Snow White Sorrow, he is pulled into a magical but dangerous world. The locals believe the monster to be Snow White.

The real Snow White... living in the ruins of an ancient castle in a small town. She is described as horribly beautiful, terrifyingly enchanting, and wickedly lovely.

What he finds instead is a beautiful monster girl filled with rage and hurt, who has an epic untold story to tell of things such like why the Brothers Grimm altered the fairy tale, who the Evil Queen really is, where the mirror came from, and who possessed it.

Snow White has killed every person who has dared come near the castle where she once lived with the queen. Mysteriously, she lets Loki live.
Again, I've seen this one on Goodreads and on a lot of WOW posts so I want to give it a try when it comes out. It definitely sounds interesting and I can't wait.

Surprisingly I couldn't find the book on either Amazon or Book Depository so no links to pre-order it... it might have something to do with the chance of the publication date... Oh well, we'll wait.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

YA Review: The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski

This book is suitable for Young Adult readers!!!

Goodread summary:
Darcy Jones doesn’t remember anything before the day she was abandoned as a child outside a Chicago firehouse. She has never really belonged anywhere—but she couldn’t have guessed that she comes from an alternate world where the Great Chicago Fire didn’t happen and deadly creatures called Shades terrorize the human population.

Memories begin to haunt Darcy when a new boy arrives at her high school, and he makes her feel both desire and desired in a way she hadn’t thought possible. But Conn’s interest in her is confusing. It doesn’t line up with the way he first looked at her.

As if she were his enemy.

When Conn betrays Darcy, she realizes that she can’t rely on anything—not herself, not the laws of nature, and certainly not him. Darcy decides to infiltrate the Shadow Society and uncover the Shades’ latest terrorist plot. What she finds out will change her world forever . . .

In this smart, compulsively readable novel, master storyteller Marie Rutkoski has crafted an utterly original world, characters you won’t soon forget, and a tale full of intrigue and suspense. 

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I got the book from NetGalley more than a month ago but as always I waited for the last possible moment to read it. Friday afternoon I saw that I had only four days left to read the book and the title was already archived so I couldn't download it again, so I started it right away and I was worried I wouldn't be able to finish it.
I didn't have to worry. As soon as I started it I was hooked. I was sucked into the story and I couldn't stop reading. I had to take brakes because I had other things to do but I stayed up very late to make up on the lost time and I loved it.
The book was so interesting and new and original. The author has created a world so fascinating and the main heroine was a very strong and sweet and funny person. Her character was so well build and it was easy to slip into her mind and see the world around her as she does.
Her past is a mystery to her as well so when she was retelling her story about her past there was a part missing for all of us. It was somewhat easier to connect to Darci because I got to find out bits and peaces about her along with her. I felt better for not knowing the whole story from the beginning because she didn't know it either.
Darci Jonson is been through enough. She was five when she was left in front of a fire station in Chicago without any memories of who she is and where she's from or who and where her parents are... From there she jumped form one foster home to another and it was never easy because for some unknown reason the families always got rid of her.. She wasn't a trouble maker but things never worked out until she found herself in the small town Lakebrook, near Chicago with a foster mom named Marsha. That's when we first met Darcie. On her first day of school in the same place for a second year, which was unheard of for her. She was happy because she had friends and she had Marsha and she felt at home... Of course as fate should have it, things went south from there.
The new boy at school had a secret agenda and his plans for the school year didn't involve getting high grades so he could apply to college.
It was this boy, Conn, that turned Darcie's world upside down and into another dimension.
I think this is enough to get you guys hooked so I won't go on about what else happened but believe me, a lot did. So many twist and unexpected turns in this book, and it was like I was glued to the screen and I couldn't stop reading.
The book is incredible! I really, truly love it because it was so interesting and it was so easy and fun to read. I don't dwell on the flaws and quite frankly I didn't look for them. Some people may not enjoy it and look fro it's flaws which I'm sure the book has but I was determined to read it and I was pulled into Darcie's world pretty easily.
And the only thing that bugged me was that after we learned Darcie's real name, which was Skylark and in my opinion is hundred times better than Darcie, she didn't use it. I really liked the sound of her birth name and her nickname 'Lark'. It was so unusual and pretty. Too bad it wasn't used more often in the book.
I want to thank NetGalley for providing me with a e-ARC of the book. I truly enjoyed it!

 I give it:


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Until the next time,

Friday, October 19, 2012

Adult Review: Backstage Pass (Sinners on Tour, #1) by Olivia Cunning

This book is suitable for Adult readers!!!

Goodread summary:
Five stunning guys, one hot woman, and a feverish romance...

For him, life is all music and no play...

When Brian Sinclair, lead songwriter and guitarist of the hottest metal band on the scene, loses his creative spark, it will take nights of downright sinful passion to release his pent-up genius...

She's the one to call the tune...

When sexy psychologist Myrna Evans goes on tour with the Sinners, every boy in the band tries to seduce her. But Brian is the only one she wants to get her hands on...

Then the two lovers' wildly shocking behavior sparks the whole band to new heights of glory...and sin...

You can find the book on Goodreads
And you can purchase it from:

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or



or

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And you should check out the author on Goodreads and her website.


I haven't read a lot of adult books yet but this was the best erotic romance I've ever set my eyes on.
The book was AMAZING!
I don't even have to write yet another 5 stars review, there are so many before mine that will tell you everything you want to know.
Olivia Cunning has written this book so wonderfully. It's every girls fantasy put into words.
I'm mostly a fan of YA but I'm considering reading only about the Sinners from now on.. This was book one, what the hell will the rest of the series be like?

*Edit*: I decided to try and explain how much I liked the book a little bit. I was a bit overwhelmed when I finished it and I wasn't able to summon any words.
The book was first in the series so it was all new and it took some time to get used to it and to the pace in it but that happened pretty fast and then it was perfect.
We were introduced to Myrna first, a professor of human sexuality, and through her we god the first glimpses of the HOT(and I mean HOT) members of the rock band Sinners.
*the image I have in my mind is a group of five typical bad boys, just sexier and a hell of a lot more talented in all the right departments*
I was excited to read the book because I'm fairly new to the genre and I didn't know what to expect (well I knew what but I wasn't ready for the quantity).
Anyway... the story is mainly about Brian and his broken heart and Myrna, who happens to be available to fix it but she brought her own issues into the relationship.
I just read one of the reviews bellow and it was very accurate, the book was sex, sex, sex, something different, and then some more sex, but there was a storyline somewhere in there and it was an amazing one when it appeared.
I love it!
Brian is a romantic at heart and when he falls, he falls hard. That's the reason he has his heart broken so much but he hasn't given up yet and he holds on to Myrna like a lifeboat in the middle of the sea.
They saved each other and among all the sex their story was pretty awesome.
I would recommend this one to everyone over 18(that's a given) and I should say that it's not for the faint at heart.

And now I'm off to re-read the book!

 I give it:


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Until the next time,

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wating on Wednesday (23)

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

  Stray (Shifters #1) by Rachel Vincent
Published:  May 26th 2007
Mira Books






Synopsis(from Goodreads):
I look like an all-American grad student. But I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds.

Despite reservations from my family and my Pride, I escaped the pressure to continue my species and carved out a normal life for myself. Until the night a Stray attacked.

I'd been warned about Strays--werecats without a Pride--constantly on the lookout for someone like me: attractive, female and fertile. I fought him off, but then learned two of my fellow tabbies had disappeared.

This brush with danger was all my Pride needed to summon me back...for my own protection. Yeah, right. But I'm no meek kitty. I'll take on whatever--and whoever--I have to in order to find my friends. Watch out, Strays--'cause I got claws, and I'm not afraid to use them....
It's been a long time since this one has been released but I haven't had the chance to get my hands on it. And oh, how I want to. The book sounds absolutely amazing and I'm a big fan of shifters in general so I want it, and I want it bad! 

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Touched (Sense Thieves #1) by Corrine Jackson
Expected Publication: November 27th 2012
Kensington Teen  


Synopsis(from Goodreads):
Remy O’Malley heals people with touch—but every injury she cures becomes her own. Living in a household with an abusive stepfather, she has healed untold numbers of broken bones, burns,and bruises. And then one night her stepfather goes too far.

Being sent to live with her estranged father offers a clean start and she is eager to take it. Enter Asher Blackwell. Once a Protector of Healers, Asher sacrificed his senses to become immortal. Only by killing a Healer can a Protector recover their human senses. Falling in love is against the rules between these two enemies. Because Remy has the power to make Protectors human again, and when they find out, they’ll becoming for her—if Asher doesn’t kill her first.

This is Book One in the Touched trilogy.
I've  seen the book around and I really like the sound of it. It has a potential to be a very good book and I would love to give it a try when it comes out. I'm really excited about it.

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