Monday, December 31, 2012

YA Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

This book is suitable for Young Adult readers!!!
Goodread summary:
Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. Having missed her flight, she's stuck at JFK airport and late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's sitting in her row.

A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?

Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.


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I never imagined I could like a book so much when I only begin reading it yesterday right before I went to bed. It was so good and I couldn't stop reading until I realized that I was going to fall asleep right there with my eyes glued to the book.
I just loved it so much. It was pretty short for my standards and it was very simple really but it was truly beautiful. No supernatural creatures, no drama, just a story about two people that meet at the airport and how much a seven hours flight can change your perspective.

“Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?”
Hadley had a great life, living in Connecticut with her parents and everything was okay until her dad left for four months to work as a literature professor at Oxford. Now a year and a few months later she is about to fly out to London for her Dad's wedding and she's not exactly happy about it
.
It's not the changes that will break your heart; it's that tug of familiarity.

Hadley's character was really hurt and she was trying to push through the pain so she could attend a ceremony she didn't even want to be a part of and the way the author has written the book, I literally felt her pain. She was confused by everything that was happening and neither one of her parents could really help her through the hart times because her Mom was trying to completely move on but she didn't want to ruin the relationship between Hadley and her father, and as for Hadley's dad, he was living in London with his fiance and no matter how much they talked on the phone, he couldn't heal the wound in Hadley's heart.
So there she is in the beginning of the book, struggling to catch her flight(missing it by four minutes) to find herself stuck at the airport waiting for a later flight. There, in the waiting area she first met Oliver and ... I don't know, I guess the stars aligned and they were done for.
Oliver was a big mystery. The book was from Hadley's P.O.V and we had all the facts about her life and she was in the mood to share, but Oliver was keeping his thoughts a secret and there was just very little information about him.
He would joke and he would grin at her with his incredibly cute smile and he would talk and talk and talk about nothing or everything and all through the book he would set his focus on Hadley and she forgot to dwell on the fact that she was high up in the air, closed in a metal tube(she is claustrophobic) with no escape and that she was on her way to a wedding that she didn't want to happen at all.. He helped her like her parents couldn't. He listened to her story and he shared little of his and it was comfortable and sweet and it was like their little safe place.
And then when they had to separate at the airport at London, Hadley felt like she'll never see him again but she also wouldn't forget him... but faith has other plans!

“I can't believe you're here," she says, her voice soft. "I can't believe you found me."
"You found me first,"

I told you a lot now and I probably shouldn't have, but there's still so much that happened, so much to read... The book really was amazing and I loved every part of it. I wish I could read what happens to Hadley and Oliver after the ending of the book. It wont be a good idea for a second book but I was just that good that I don't want it to end.
 I give it:

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Happy New Year (almost...)

Hello guys,
I know I completely disappeared this week but with the Holidays and all the fuss I was very distracted and I forgot that I have books to read and posts to schedule. I spend my days doing nothing and I loved it.
Now it's the end of this year and I just wanted to tell you all how grateful I am for all the comments and for each visit.
I'm going to try my best to schedule some reviews for the next few days and hopefully everything will return back to normal.
It's been a long year with a lot of ups and downs so I want to wish you all a very Happy New Year!

Until the next time,

Friday, December 21, 2012

Adult Review: Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) by J.R. Ward

This book is suitable for Adult readers!!!
Goodread summary: 
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood.

The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.



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Oh, this book...
The first time I read it I fell in love with the characters and I started reading the next one right away... I loved the story. It was new, original, exciting.
So, this is a story about these vampires... But there are two kinds of vampires. Those how live a normal life (in the dark) and those how fight. This story is about the fighters and their personal stories about their life.
It Dark Lover we met the King of the vampires, Wrath and his beloved shellan Beth.
Wrath is the last living vampire of his royal family and he is the King of the vampires and the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. He is also in denial, because he doesn't want to take his place on the throne and deal with all these problems everyone will have... But he is a fighter, a warrior and he lives his life out on the streets at night, killing lessers, soulless humans that have sold theirs souls to the Devil equivalent in the book, and that prey on the civilian vampires.
He is not made to sit behind a desk and deal with paperwork, he is born leader and a fighter.
I loved to read about him because he holds a lot of secrets in his mind. His story was pretty interesting and I loved just that, to read about his past.
Then there's Beth. She is a half-breed or at lest she was, until her transformation was successfully completed. Her father, Darius, was one of the warriors from the brotherhood but he died before she was introduced into the world of vampires... And before marrying Wrath she was a journalist, a criminal journalist and a fairly good one at that. She had a not so exciting life but it worked for her. And all that changed one night, when Wrath showed up at her apartment.

In the book the P.O.V's changed from one character to the other and that allowed us to witness both vampires' lives. We got to see how Beth was before and after her transformation into a vampire and we also got to see how Wrath was behaving on the field and with his shellan.
The relationship between the two started quite fast for me, but it was expected because Beth's entire believe system was shattered and Wrath became the only stable part in her life. She started to trust him and there was an undeniable attraction between them, and then there was the sex.. So, yeah, it was fast and furious but sweet in it's own way.
It was a very interesting story to read, it sucked me in right away and I read the entire book very fast. And I loved it.
I know I give almost every book a 5 star review and I think I gave the entire series 5 star reviews but that's because I don't read books that are not interesting for me. This one had me hooked from the first page and I was on a roll with the books because I read every singe one that was released in my country in the matter of two-three weeks (thank God for libraries!) and I couldn't and didn't want to stop.
It was a very compelling, steamy and sexy read and I really enjoyed reading the book!

 I give it:

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (31)

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

Adult Pick:

First Published:  June 4th 2013
Dutton Adult

Synopsis(from Goodreads): 
In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance when Mae Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United North America (RUNA). Raised in an aristocratic caste, Mae is now a member of the military’s most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with enhanced reflexes and skills.

When Justin and Mae are assigned to work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.

Gameboard of the Gods, the first installment of Richelle Mead’s Age of X series, will have all the elements that have made her YA Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series such megasuccesses: sexy, irresistible characters; romantic and mythological intrigue; and relentless action and suspense.
I'm a huge fan of Richelle Mead and I can't wait to get my hands on yet another one of her books. And as always the summary sounds pretty awesome so I'm really excited!


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YA Pick:

Dare you to (Pushing the Limits, #2) by Katie McGarry
 Published: May 28th 2013
Harlequin Teen


Synopsis(from Goodreads):
"I dare you..."

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....
I got the chance to read Pushing the Limits before it was release and I fell in love with it as soon as I started it. The story was amazing and I'm just so happy that there is book two... I can't wait to get my hands on it when it comes out.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

YA Review: Fallen (Fallen, #1) by Lauren Kate

This book is suitable for Young Adult readers!!!
Goodread summary: 
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.



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I recently got the book from the library and I started it right away. I was done after two days and that's only because I had school and that kind of stopped me from reading.
I really enjoyed the book even though it had it's weak moments.
I was genuinely surprised that I like the book as much as I did. When I first picked it up I wasn't sure if I'm going to like it but I gave it a try and it was really interesting. I haven't read books about angels so it was definitely something new and different for me and I really enjoyed reading it.
So, as I said, the books is about angels and to be exact it's about fallen angels. Now don't ask me what's the story behind that term in this book because it wasn't explained at all... For the most part of the book we didn't even know about angels and we didn't know which of the characters and what exactly they were, though it was impossible not to have your suspicions...
The story is told from Luce's (Lucinda Price) point of view and she was in the dark for pretty much everything that was happening around her. She didn't know why she was drawn to Daniel and she didn't know why she couldn't resist the pull. It was like she was obsessed with him and believe me, he didn't encourage her to like him either. He was kind of an ass for the most part but as we find out later, he had his reasons...But as time passed he changed and he'd say the sweetest things...
“I do all of these things," Daniel said, leaning into her so that their foreheads touched, "because you're my love, Lucinda. For me, you're all there is.”
Anyway, Luce didn't know anything about her own history, about Daniel, about Cam... as it turns out the only thing she did know was that she was seeing these dark shadows but she didn't even know enough about them.
One of the things in the book that bugged me was precisely that, that for about 2/3 of the book I had to guess what was really going on and that got on my nerves sometimes but the book was pretty fast paced so we didn't have to wait all that long for the answers.
And even when we go one answer the information wasn't enough and it was only half truths because apparently Luce can't handle more or she'll die...
“I get to live forever," he repeated. Luce was still lost, but he kept talking, a stream of words pouring out of his mouth. "I get to live, and to watch babies being born, and grow up, and fall in love. I watch them have babies of their own and grow old. I watch them die. I am condemned, Luce, to watch it all over again and again. Everyone but you." His eyes were glassy. His voice dropped to a whisper. "You don't get to fall in love--"
"But...," she whispered back. "I've...fallen in love.”

Yeah, it was pretty confusing book at times but it was interesting and I finished it pretty quick. I'm about to start book two and hopefully that one will hold more answers and more background story but we'll see.

 I give it:

No other book covers. Even the cover in my country is the same.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (30)

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

Adult Pick:

First Published: March 26th 2013
Avon


Synopsis(from Goodreads): 
Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges . . .

Leila’s psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn’t sure what the future holds. If that weren’t enough, her lover Vlad has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she’s also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever–especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won’t admit that he loves her . . .

Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity . . .

Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust– the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity . . .
I'm in love with Jeaniene's books so I can't wait to get my hands on this one when it comes out. I'm just so excited about Vlad's story... 
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YA Pick:

Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
 Published: November 23rd 2011
Entangled Teen


Synopsis(from Goodreads):
Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don't kill him first, that is.
I know that lately most of my picks are already released but I have so many books on my to-read list that worth to be mentioned.. So here's another one. Everyone seems to be obsessed with the Lux trilogy so I have to read book one soon. The story sounds pretty good.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

YA Review: Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver

This book is suitable for Young Adult readers!!!
Goodread summary: 
Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

Delirium leaves the readers with lingering feelings of both sadness and hope; it will stay with them long after the last page is turned. Up-To-Date Reviewing 



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Wow... what do I say about this book...
I saw the book a long time ago. Maybe right after it got out but I couldn't buy it at the moment so I forgot about it. I had seen it now and then on the blogs I follow but never got around to read it until three weeks ago when I found it in the library.
I had just finished reading Before I fall so I was excited to see what else Lauren Oliver had in stores for her readers in this book... Now I'm happy I picked it up.
Now the book wasn't something unforgettable or mind blowing but it was interesting and definitely good.
I was skeptical about it in the beginning because it was kind of slow at first but it is first book in a trilogy so the story needed some time to make sense. Once we got to know the characters a little better, everything came to place and the good part of the book started..
In the book Lauren Oliver has created a dystopian world where love is a disease. And there is a cure for it. Only problem is, not everyone wants to stop feeling.
At fist look, it all makes sense... without love there's no hate or fighting or pain, but in truth, without love there's no emotion. The world in witch Lena (Magdalena) had to live it was full of emotionless humans waling around not really caring for anything and anyone.. It was a scary thing to see a mother not care for her child, to see teens separated into groups of girls and boys and not be allowed to communicate with each other for longer than the time to say 'Hello' or 'Sorry'... It was a scary thing to see a world without love...
Lena's used to it. She knows the rules and she follows them. She is actually waiting for the day her procedure will come, for the day she'll be cured and she wouldn't have to worry if she's going to get infected or not...
But even when she believed that love was a curse, a disease, you could see the cracks in her perfect behavior. She has learned to hide in plain sight, she has learned to keep her emotions for herself and not say everything she thinks. And on some deep level Lena knows she's different from everyone else.
The memories she has of her mother are kept a secret because the things they did together were forbidden. Her mother's affection for Lena and her sister were not normal for a cured person... so she never speaks of any of it...
She lives the live she has to until the day of her hearing... The day she was evaluated for her future life... The day she first saw Alex...
Oh.. here is where I stop with my review because Alex is the most juicy part of the book. He is the reason everything change, he is the reason Lena opened her eyes to the world around her... I just wish it all ended differently.
I'm sad about the ending but I'm excited to see what happens next. I'm really looking forward to reading Pandemonium and I can't wait to see what obstacles Lena would have to face.
The book is really good and it was written beautifully. There are some moments that could have been better but overall the book was a pretty great read.

 I give it:

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