Saturday, March 31, 2012

In My Mailbox [#34]

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren where we share new books we bought, received, won etc.

Bought:

Library:

TBR Intervention Challenge [#25]

TBR Intervention is a weekly challenge hosted by Dani@RefractedLight, Anayami@Whatever You Can Still Betray & April@Books4Juliet.

The goal of this challenge is to help each other (fellow readers and bloggers) manage our enormous and constantly growing TBR (To-Be-Read) List. The rules are simple and everyone is encouraged to participate. It does not force you to commit to more than what you can manage to read in a week or so, but participants are encouraged to read at least one book within a week. You are free to choose the book you want to read and commit to this challenge. You may post your entry every Saturday, at the frequency of your choice--EVERY WEEK or EVERY TWO WEEKS. However, we will sponsor this event regularly every Saturday.

Here are the rules:  

1. Post the book(s) you committed to read in your last TBR Intervention post and tell us something about it. Did you finish it? Did you enjoy it or not? Post the link to your review (if you have one).

2. Post a book that you want to read and already own. Pick something that has been sitting on your shelf for too long now (6 months or longer). Commit to read the book in the next couple of days or week.

3. Grab the TBR Intervention Button and post it on your blog sidebar so you will be constantly reminded of the challenge, making it easier for you to commit. This will also encourage other readers/bloggers/visitors to join the challenge.

4. Add the link to your post in the Linky below and make sure to visit the other blogs. Comment, encourage, and spread the love to our fellow readers.
 
Last Weeks TBR Books:
The Lying Game (The Lying Game #1)
Author: Sara Shepard

I've finished The Lying Game. I enjoyed it, especially since I'm able to compare whats the same and different to the tv show as well now. Lol. I dont have my review up though. I was to busy finishing Hourglass by Myra McEntire earlier so I could return it to the library. So I didnt have time to write my review yet. But it should be up sometime today, (and anyone whose curious about my thoughts on Hourglass, my review for that should be up either tomorrow or Monday). Anyways. I'll link up my review when I get to type it up.





Hallowed (Unearthly #2)
Author: Cynthia Hand 

I'm still reading this. But so far I'm enjoying it. I'm just gonna keep finishing Hallowed for my TBR for the next week.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Review: Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles

Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry #3)
Author: Simone Elkeles
Publisher: Walker Books
Publication Date: August 16, 2011
Pages: 308
Source: Hardcover/Library

Luis Fuentes has always been sheltered from the gang violence that nearly destroyed his brothers’ lives. But that didn’t stop him from taking risks—whether he’s scaling a mountain in the Rockies or dreaming of a future as an astronaut, Luis can’t stop looking for the next thrill.

Nikki Cruz lives her life by three rules—boys lie to get their way, don’t trust a boy who says “I love you,” and never date a boy from the south side of Fairfield. Her parents may be from Mexico, but as a doctor’s daughter, she has more in common with her north-side neighbors than the Latino Blood at her school. Then she meets Luis at Alex’s wedding, and suddenly, she’s tempted to break all her rules.

Getting Nikki to take a chance on a southsider is Luis’s biggest challenge, until he finds himself targeted by Chuy Soto, the new head of the Latino Blood. When Chuy reveals a disturbing secret about Luis’s family, the youngest Fuentes finds himself questioning everything he’s ever believed to be true. Will his feelings for Nikki be enough to stop Luis from entering a dark and violent world and permanently living on the edge?


Review: *Includes some spoilers, though I tried to keep them to a minimum* OMG!!!! For me this was the best of the three books!!! I couldn't stop reading this!!! Like seriously, I was even ignoring my boyfriends texts until the end of a chapter just cuz it was so hard to put this book down.I was experiencing so many emotions while reading this book! I mean I was grinning like no freakin' tomorrow at some points, laughing so hard at others, and then I was crying or in complete shock. I seriously could not get enough of this book! I loved finally getting to here Luis' story. I mean we always got tid bits of him in Alex & Carlos' stories but we never got to learn a whole lot about Luis. I really enjoyed seeing how he was different and the same as his brothers. I also cant deny that I did enjoy seeing Alex, Brittany, Carlos & Kiara in the book as well! It was awesome seeing what was happening in their lives in the background of Luis' story. Luis... I don't know whether to classify him as a good guy or a bad guy. Lol. I mean yeah, he was just like his brothers in the way of looking for the next thrill, chasing after the girl and dealing with the gang but on the flip side, he had a conscious right from the start. He tried hard to get good grades, he didn't try as hard as his brothers to hide from his feelings, and he didn't want to be a part of the gang for the most part (until all the sudden events in the second half of the book) unless he had to be. And Nikki... I felt really bad about what she went through at the beginning with losing a baby. I mean yeah, she was only 15, but still, that kind of trauma doesn't go away, and it really affects your future.

Nikki and Luis!!! AHHH! I seriously loved them together!!!! I mean, I couldn't help but smile every time something good happened between those too. I was even smiling when they were fighting after they broke up and all of the truth came out because after that they really didn't have any secrets between them anymore and it would just make their relationship that much stronger when they got back together. I totally related to Nikki in a way. With all that had happened in her past I could completely understand her trust issues and why she was always so scared of relationships, especially since Luis did seem like a player when they first met. But even though he acted like it, I could tell right from the beginning he really wasn't. It bugged me a little that Nikki waited so long to finally trust Luis. I mean there was so many times way before she finally decided to completely trust him that he put himself completely out there for her and she blocked him out and shut him down. And omg! Luis! She kept doing that when his life was going downhill, which made things ten times worse for him! Especially with what he learned, that the guy he always thought was his father really wasn't. That must have sucked so much for him!!! He felt betrayed by his brothers and his mom and then on top of that Nikki cuz of how she was acting. He was so alone when he found that out. I felt so bad for him!! I was so glad that things worked out in the end for him and Nikki (even though what Nikki had to do to save Luis and his brothers at the end sucked big time). And omg! The epilogue! I was shocked at finding out the Fuentes brothers had a new step-dad. A certain someone I wasn't expecting (even though I should have seen it coming from the story). Overall the book was great, if you haven't read this entire series, I suggest you do so!

5 Stars!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Follow Friday [#33]

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Its a way to get out there and meet new bloggers and discover new blogs. :)

Q. Do you read one book at a time or do you switch back and forth between two or more?

I read more than one at a time. Right now I'm currently reading Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles (which I should have a review up of in the next 24 hours), Hourglass by Myra McEntire, and Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton.

TGIF is hosted by Ginger at GReads. There's a weekly question and then we do a re-cap of the weeks posts.

Q. Book Blogger Retreat: If you could gather up a handful of book blogger friends to spend a weekend away talking books, where would you go? Tell us about it!

Uh, honestly I'd love to have a getaway and invite all you awesome bloggers! That'd be so much fun. But if I really had to choose some people... Hmm... This is hard... I'd definitely have to invite April, Lis & Kristin. They are a few of my Blogger & Facebook BFF's! Magan, because she's pretty awesome and ever since I was her Secret Santa last year we've become friends! And then like, a lot more of you (I could name you all but that'd be a pretty big list) who I'd love to get to know better and become better friends with! Now where we'd go.... Uh.... Paris sounds fun! Lol. Not to mention, Paris happens to be the setting of certain books like Die For Me & Anna and the French Kiss so we could totally check out some of the places talked about in those books!!! Not to mention... Isnt it pretty at night????

Weekly Recap:

Review: Across The Universe by Beth Revis

Across The Universe (Across The Universe #1)
Author: Beth Revis
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: January 11, 2011
Pages: 416
Source: Hardcover/Library

A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.



Review: Can someone please slap me for waiting so long to read this??? I mean so many people told me to read this but I didn't listen right away. Lol. I thought this was a GREAT mix between Sci-Fi and Dystopian!!! I didn't want to put it down (though if you guys have noticed I've had to repeatedly cuz when I'd start it and go to renew it at ze library, someone always put a hold on it). I really enjoyed this book! First of all, I really liked the sense of mystery behind somethings as well! Until we found out who did it at the end, I couldn't figure out who had unplugged Amy, or for that matter, who unplugged any of the other frozens. Also, I could always sense Eldest was hiding a lot from Elder and the rest of the people, but until things started unraveling near the end for Eldest I couldn't figure out exactly what. I was shocked at just how much Eldest was hiding (like his revelation about the plague, and the drugs). And just who Orion actually was!!!! I was so so shocked!

Amy and Elder... I really like Amy, she always knew there was something wrong and she wouldn't let it go like other people would. She also didn't give up on getting information even if she and Elder had to sneak around Eldest back and even get in trouble to get it! And I love that Elder went along with it, I mean he was under Eldest constant influence and he still believed that a lot of things were wrong. I loved seeing him be his own person with his own beliefs instead of an exact replica of Eldest. I also loved how he protected Amy from Eldest, and practically everyone else on that ship that hated her because she was different. He definitely proved he isn't like the Eldest before him. Overall the book was AMAZING! I definitely cant wait to read A Million Suns (which is on my shelf, so I don't have to wait too long).

5 Stars!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Review: Vanish by Sophie Jordan

Vanish (Firelight #2)
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: September 6, 2011
Pages: 294
Source: Hardcover/Library

An impossible romance.
Bitter rivalries.
Deadly choices.


To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely-guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone.

Back home, Jacinda is greeted with hostility and must work to prove her loyalty for both her sake and her family’s. Among the few who will even talk to her are Cassian, the pride’s heir apparent who has always wanted her, and her sister, Tamra, who has been forever changed by a twist of fate. Jacinda knows that she should forget Will and move on—that if he managed to remember and keep his promise to find her, it would only endanger them both. Yet she clings to the hope that someday they will be together again. When the chance arrives to follow her heart, will she risk everything for love?


Review: This was an awesome sequel to Firelight! I enjoyed Vanish even more than Firelight! I loved that Vanish started right where Firelight left off! We didn't have to miss anything! First of all, lets start out with Tamra!!!! She manifested! Ahhh! And at that she's a shader! I cant say I'm surprised she finally manifested but I was surprised that she ended up a shader! I knew she'd have to have a special talent just like Jacinda but I didn't think it be that. But hey, that's a pretty awesome talent and I'm happy she got it! I'm also glad she manifested when everyone needed her. Now Jacinda... I was really scared for her going back to the pride! After revealing herself I thought for sure she'd get a worse punishment than she did! I was really glad for Cassian! He tried so hard to protect her even though she didn't want him.

After reading Vanish I really dont know how I feel about Jacinda and Will anymore. I really liked him before but after reading Vanish, and seeing how far Cassian would go to protect Jacinda, and that he really didnt just want her because she's a fire breather has completely changed my mind. Jacinda kept denying him, time and time again, yet he still did everything he could to protect her and help her hide things from the pride for her. You could tell by the actions he took he did really have feelings for her. And plus thanks to Will, Jacinda got taken by hunters at one point! Like seriously, the Will points went down and the Cassian points went up with me in Vanish! Lol. And OMG! The ending! First of all, 4 people you probably wouldn't see working together are and second, they are about to like break in a certain place that could be very bad for most of them! I cant wait to see what happens in Hidden!

5 Stars!

Waiting On Wednesday [#32]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Hidden (Firelight #3)
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publication Date: September 11, 2012

Jacinda was supposed to bond with Cassian, the "prince" of their pride. But she resisted long before she fell in love with Will—a human and, worse, a hunter. When she ran away with Will, it ended in disaster, with Cassian's sister, Miram, captured. Weighed down by guilt, Jacinda knows she must rescue her to set things right. Yet to do so she will have to venture deep into the heart of enemy territory.

The only way Jacinda can reach Miram is by posing as a prisoner herself, though once she assumes that disguise, things quickly spiral out of her control. As she learns more about her captors, she realizes that even if Will and Cassian can carry out their part of the plan, there's no guarantee they'll all make it out alive. But what Jacinda never could have foreseen is that escaping would be only the beginning....

Loyalties are tested and sacrifices made in the explosive conclusion to Sophie Jordan's Firelight trilogy.


I just finished Vanish a couple hours ago and ahhhh!!!!! I seriously cant wait for Hidden! I need to know whats gonna go down, especially with what they were about to do at the end of Vanish! 

What are you waiting on this week?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New Releases: March 27-April 2

Slide (Slide #1)
Author: Jill Hathaway
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: March 27, 2012

Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. She was murdered.

Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn’t actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else’s mind and experiences the world through that person’s eyes. She’s slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed “friend” when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie’s slashed body.

Vee desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? It sounds so crazy that she can’t bring herself to tell her best friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in Rollins, he has been acting off lately, more distant, especially now that she’s been spending more time with Zane.

Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again.


 Forgiven (Demon Trappers #3)
Author: Jana Oliver
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: March 27, 2012

Jana Oliver's third spellbinding Demon Trappers novel - following The Demon Trapper's Daughter and Soul Thief - brings all new thrills, as Riley Blackthorne takes on demons, love... and the future of the human race.

The days are growing darker for 17-year-old demon trapper Riley Blackthorne. With her father’s reanimated body back safely, Beck barely speaking to her because of a certain hunky Fallen angel, and a freshly-made deal with Lucifer, she has enough on her hands to last a normal teenage lifetime. Though she bargained with Heaven to save his life, her ex-boyfriend Simon has told the Vatican’s Demon Hunters that she’s working with Hell. So now she’s in hiding, at the top of everyone’s most-wanted list.

But it’s becoming clear that this is bigger than Riley, and rapidly getting out of control:  something sinister is happening in Atlanta… or someone. The demons are working together for the first time ever and refusing to die, putting civilians in harm’s way. Riley thinks she might know who’s behind it all, but who’s going to believe her? Caught between her bargain with Heaven and her promise to Lucifer, Riley fears the final war is coming – and it may be closer than anyone thinks...

Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test #2)
Author: Aimee Carter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: March 27, 2012

Kate Winters has won immortality. But if she wants a life with Henry in the Underworld, she'll have to fight for it.Becoming immortal wasn't supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she's as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate's coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.Henry's first wife, Persephone.

A Breath of Eyre (Unbound #1)
Author: Eve Marie Mont
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: March 27, 2012

Emma Townsend has always believed in stories—the ones she reads voraciously, and the ones she creates in her head. Perhaps it’s because she feels like an outsider at her exclusive prep school, or because her stepmother doesn’t come close to filling the void left by her mother’s death. And her only romantic prospect—apart from a crush on her English teacher—is Gray Newman, a long-time friend who just adds to Emma’s confusion. But escape soon arrives in an old leather-bound copy of Jane Eyre…

Reading of Jane’s isolation sparks a deep sense of kinship. Then fate takes things a leap further when a lightning storm catapults Emma right into Jane’s body and her nineteenth-century world. As governess at Thornfield, Emma has a sense of belonging she’s never known—and an attraction to the brooding Mr. Rochester. Now, moving between her two realities and uncovering secrets in both, Emma must decide whether her destiny lies in the pages of Jane’s story, or in the unwritten chapters of her own…

Fair Coin (Coin #1)
Author: E.C. Myers
Publisher: Pyr
Publication Date: March 27, 2012

Sixteen-year-old Ephraim Scott is horrified when he comes home from school and finds his mother unconscious at the kitchen table, clutching a bottle of pills. The reason for her suicide attempt is even more disturbing: she thought she’d identified Ephraim’s body at the hospital that day.

Among his dead double’s belongings, Ephraim finds a strange coin—a coin that grants wishes when he flips it. With a flick of his thumb, he can turn his alcoholic mother into a model parent and catch the eye of the girl he’s liked since second grade. But the coin doesn’t always change things for the better. And a bad flip can destroy other people’s lives as easily as it rebuilds his own.

The coin could give Ephraim everything he’s ever wanted—if he learns to control its power before his luck runs out.


Other Releases Include (Not Pictured): 
After The Snow by S.D. Crockett (3/27/12) [Feiwel & Friends]
Life Is But A Dream by Brian James (3/27/12) [Feiwel & Friends]
The Stalker Chronicles by Carley Moore (3/27/12) [Farrar, Straus and Giroux]
Take A Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg (4/1/12) [Point]
The List by Siobhan Vivian (4/1/12) [Push]
Spellcaster (Spellbound #2) by Cara Lynn Shultz (3/27/12) [Harlequin Teen]
Above by Leah Bobet (4/1/12) [Arthur A. Levine Books]

Teaser Tuesday [#33]

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! just do the following:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. 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!)
4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

1. "That thick, musty smell of reaper fur and brimstone smothered me as the ursid reaper's throaty growl shook the ground and rattled my ears."

2. "I wondered why she hadn't tried to bite my face off already-she was certainly close enough to do it."

pg. 3 of "Wings of the Wicked" by Courtney Allison Moulton

Saturday, March 24, 2012

In My Mailbox [#33]

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren where we share new books we bought, received, won etc.

Mentioned in the Video:

Books Mentioned:
*Thanks to Epic Reads & Harper Teen for the giveaway of Kiss Crush Collide!
**Thanks to NetGalley & Harlequin for The Immortal Rules!!! You have no idea how excited I am to read it!

Also shown, Hunger Games poster!!! (Of which I might be including in a giveaway soon!)

Whats in your mailbox this week??? Leave your links in the comments and I'll stop by! :)

TBR Intervention Challenge [#24]

TBR Intervention is a weekly challenge hosted by Dani@RefractedLight, Anayami@Whatever You Can Still Betray & April@Books4Juliet.

The goal of this challenge is to help each other (fellow readers and bloggers) manage our enormous and constantly growing TBR (To-Be-Read) List. The rules are simple and everyone is encouraged to participate. It does not force you to commit to more than what you can manage to read in a week or so, but participants are encouraged to read at least one book within a week. You are free to choose the book you want to read and commit to this challenge. You may post your entry every Saturday, at the frequency of your choice--EVERY WEEK or EVERY TWO WEEKS. However, we will sponsor this event regularly every Saturday.

Here are the rules:  

1. Post the book(s) you committed to read in your last TBR Intervention post and tell us something about it. Did you finish it? Did you enjoy it or not? Post the link to your review (if you have one).

2. Post a book that you want to read and already own. Pick something that has been sitting on your shelf for too long now (6 months or longer). Commit to read the book in the next couple of days or week.

3. Grab the TBR Intervention Button and post it on your blog sidebar so you will be constantly reminded of the challenge, making it easier for you to commit. This will also encourage other readers/bloggers/visitors to join the challenge.

4. Add the link to your post in the Linky below and make sure to visit the other blogs. Comment, encourage, and spread the love to our fellow readers.
 
Last weeks TBR book:
Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1)
Author: Josephine Angelini

I still haven't read it! I don't know what it is, I tried a couple times this week to start this book but I just couldn't get into it. It might be the fact that I'm currently reading like 4 other books that I'm way more focused on right now. I'm just gonna put this book off to the side again and try again later with it.










This week I'm committing to read:
Hallowed (Unearthly #2)
Author: Cynthia Hand

Summary from Goodreads: 
For months Clara Gardner trained to face the fire from her visions, but she wasn't prepared for the choice she had to make that day. And in the aftermath, she discovered that nothing about being part angel is as straightforward as she thought. 

Now, torn between her love for Tucker and her complicated feelings about the roles she and Christian seem destined to play in a world that is both dangerous and beautiful, Clara struggles with a shocking revelation: Someone she loves will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning. 

In this compelling sequel to "Unearthly," Cynthia Hand captures the joy of first love, the anguish of loss, and the confusion of becoming who you are.

The Lying Game (The Lying Game #1)
Author: Sara Shepard

Summary from Goodreads:
I had a life anyone would kill for. Then someone did.

I may not remember much, but I know I led a charmed life. Even in death I’m getting something no one else does: an encore performance, thanks to Emma, the long-lost twin sister I never got to meet. Now, in order to figure out what happened to me, Emma needs to become me. But can she laugh at inside jokes with my best friends? Convince my boyfriend she’s the girl he fell in love with? Hug my parents good night like she’s their daughter? And can she keep up the charade even after she realizes my murderer is watching her every move?

Let the lying game begin.


Ok, so this week its more or less "lets finished the books I've started but haven't finished yet" week. I'm like halfway through The Lying Game but I haven't had the time to pick it up and finish it. I'm about a fourth of the way through Hallowed and same thing. I really wanna finish them so I can make more room on my shelf and I figure this will give me incentive to make the time for them this week! Lol. (My review of The Lying Game will probably come first this week though since I'm further in that than Hallowed.)

Good luck to everyone this week! :)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Follow Friday [#32]

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Its a way to get out there and meet new bloggers and discover new blogs. :)

Q. What is the longest book you've read? What are your favorite 600+ page reads?

Um, I think the longest books I've read are Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer & The Host by Stephenie Meyer.

My favorite 600+ page book is The Host by Stephenie Meyer!!! I loved loved loved that book! :D

Review: Eve by Anna Carey

Eve (Eve #1)
Author: Anna Carey
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: October 4, 2011
Pages: 318
Source: Hardcover/Library 

Where do you go when nowhere is safe?

Sixteen years after a deadly virus wiped out most of Earth's population, the world is a perilous place. Eighteen-year-old Eve has never been beyond the heavily guarded perimeter of her school, where she and two hundred other orphaned girls have been promised a future as the teachers and artists of the New America. But the night before graduation, Eve learns the shocking truth about her school's real purpose--and the horrifying fate that awaits her.

Fleeing the only home she's ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Arden, her former rival from school, and Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust . . . and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life.

In this epic new series, Anna Carey imagines a future that is both beautiful and terrifying. Readers will revel in "Eve"'s timeless story of forbidden love and extraordinary adventure.

Review: I really enjoyed this book! I really liked how there was more action in the beginning of the book than some other books have. It definitely kept me interested right from the beginning! I was so glad Eve found out what was really happening after graduation! I would have felt so bad if she had to got through the whole breeding thing. And then if that would have happened the book would have reminded me of Wither. So I'm glad she found out but I was so scared for her when she left the school! I'd be scared if I had to do that, especially knowing someone could come looking for you from the government or that someone already living/hiding outside the city could find you. I could definitely feel Eve's fear for those things happening! I also felt for her though because she was lied to! Not only about what happens after graduation, but half the stuff she was taught was a lie! I felt so bad for her having to figure that out when she was in hiding! I was really happy though that she found Arden though and she wasn't alone on the run! And not to mention, we learned a lot we didn't know or even think about Arden in the beginning originally. I didn't like Arden at first but she really grew on me by the end!

Caleb! I really liked him! He was so protective of Eve! I really liked how he wouldn't leave her after being chased even though it would have been understandable if he did. And then after Lief freaked out about girls being in the guys hideout he even convinced Lief to let them stay! And then he even taught Eve how to swim since she had never learned how. Caleb is just amazing! I was so mad though when he took was Eve said the wrong way and took off! I mean if he hadn't of taken off he could have stopped Lief from getting rid of the girls, though he totally made up for it when he heard Eve's message and went to look for her! I felt so bad though that he couldn't get into Califia with her though! Why do people always have to separate the girls and the guys?!?!?! Lol.

4 Stars!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday [#31]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Something Strange and Deadly
Author: Susan Dennard
Expected Publication: July 24, 2012

There’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…

Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.


Zombies??? Yes please!!! This book sounds pretty awesome! Nuff said. Lol.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. It was created due to their love of lists.

This weeks topic is:
Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

I tried to keep this list more focused on books I haven't featured as much on the blog.

1. Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin - I have heard nothing but good things about this book from people who got ARCs of it and I'm super excited to read it myself this spring!

2. Pure (Covenant #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout - As many of you know I loved the first book in this series Half-Blood and I'm super excited to see where the story goes next! I actually just downloaded this to my Kindle so I'm hoping to read it this week! :D

3. The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) by Julie Kagawa - Another book I've heard nothing but good things about from people who got ARCs of it and since I'm really enjoying Julie's Iron Fey books right now I definitely think I'll enjoy her new series as well!

4. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins - First of all, this book sounds amazing so I'm really excited to read it this spring! Second, I know Anna @ Literary Exploration really enjoyed this book and since I noticed me and her have really similar tastes in books its a safe assumption to say I'll probably enjoy it as well. 

5. In Honor by Jessi Kirby - I have heard awesome things about this book from every blogger I know of that's read this already (and that's quite a few people!)! And while Moonglass wasn't exactly my fave book I did enjoy it and it definitely made me want to read more from Jessi Kirby!

6. Born Wicked (Cahill Witch Chronicles #1) by Jessica Spotswood - I've been hearing awesome things about this book. And I wasn't completely sold on this book at first, but with all the positive feedback I've been hearing about it its definitely made me want to read it sometime this spring!

7. Social Suicide (Deadly Cool #2) by Gemma Halliday - I LOVED Deadly Cool! It was a really fun yet serious mystery read and I'm so excited to see what mysteries await Hartley next! :D

8. Incarnate (Newsoul #1) by Jodi Meadows - I've been excited to read this for a while and I'm hoping that maybe April will be the month I finally get to it! Lets hope! 

9. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley - I've heard awesome things about this and I'm always in the mood to read a good contemp. (and I have it on my Kindle) so I'm hoping to fit this into my Spring reading as well!

10. Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth - Ok! I tried to keep this list more focused on books I haven't given much attention to on the blog that I'm planning on reading this spring but lets be real here! We all know that as soon as Insurgent hits shelves on May 1st I'll be getting a copy and devouring it without a second thought. Lol.

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