Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Releases December 31-January 6

The Offering (The Pledge #3)
Author: Kimberly Derting
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Publication Date: December 31, 2013

True love—and world war—is at stake in the conclusion to The Pledge trilogy, a dark and romantic blend of dystopia and fantasy.
Charlie, otherwise known as Queen Charlaina of Ludania, has become comfortable as a leader and a ruler. She’s done admirable work to restore Ludania’s broken communications systems with other Queendoms, and she’s mastered the art of ignoring Sabara, the evil former queen whose Essence is alive within Charlie. Or so she thinks.

When the negotiation of a peace agreement with the Queendom of Astonia goes awry, Charlie receives a brutal message that threatens Ludania, and it seems her only option is to sacrifice herself in exchange for Ludanian freedom.

But things aren’t always as they seem. Charlie is walking into a trap—one set by Sabara, who is determined to reclaim the Queendoms at any cost.


The Book of Love (The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers #2)
Author: Lynn Weingarten
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: December 31, 2013

The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers has given Lucy everything she thought she wanted. Gone is the poor, innocent girl pining away for a guy who didn’t deserve her and in her place is a fierce, fabulous Heartbreaker with glamorous sisters, an unbreakable heart, and access to magic.

The only problem is this: Lucy’s floppy-haired, blues-playing best friend Tristan is in pain. And she’s powerless to help him.

Or is she?

It’s time for the annual Heartbreaker competition — a chance for Lucy and her sisters to win The Book of Love, an ancient tome containing centuries’ worth of Heartbreaker wisdom, and maybe, just maybe, enough magic to fix Tristan’s heart for good.

Lucy will do whatever it takes; if it helps her fix her friend, she knows it’s worth it. At least she thinks she knows.

As Lucy goes deeper into the world of the sisterhood, she learns that even those closest to her have unimaginable secrets, and when it comes to magic, nothing comes without a price . . .

Other New Releases This Week:
Afterparty by Ann Redisch Stampler (12/31/13) [Simon Pulse]
The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine (12/31/13) [Balzer + Bray]
Warrior (The Dragon King Chronicles #2) by Ellen Oh (12/31/13) [Harper Teen]

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Stacking The Shelves [#64]

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews as a way to share all the books we got during the week!

Christmas Presents:
Bought:
Bought for Kindle:
Library:

Saturday, November 2, 2013

NetGalley November Goals Post

This is my first time participating in NetGalley November! I am super excited! I have so many NetGalley books to catch up on its not even funny.

I decided to go for the Medium challenge: 5-10 Books!

The Books I plan on reading:
  • Crash Into You (Pushing The Limits #3) by Katie McGarry
  • Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion #1) by Aimee Carter
  • Monsters (Ashes #3) by Ilsa J. Bick
  • Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas
  • Dare You To (Pushing The Limits #2) by Katie McGarry

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

New Releases October 29-November 4

Sentinel (Covenant #5)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publication Date: November 2, 2013

It's a beautiful day for a war.

As the mortal world slowly slips into chaos of the godly kind, Alexandria Andros must overcome a stunning defeat that has left her shaken and in doubt of their ability to end this war once and for all.

And with all the obstacles between Alex and her happily-ever-after with the swoonworthy Aiden St. Delphi, they must now trust a deadly foe as they travel deep into the Underworld to release one of the most dangerous gods of all time.

In the stunning, action-packed climax to the bestselling Covenant series, Alex must face a terrible choice: the destruction of everything and everyone she holds dear… or the end of herself.


Altered (Crewel World #2)
Author: Gennifer Albin
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication Date: October 29, 2013

Life. Possibility. Choice.
All taken from Adelice by the Guild—until she took them back.

But amid the splendid ruins of Earth, Adelice discovers how dangerous freedom can be. Hunted by soulless Remnants sent by Cormac Patton and the Guild, Adelice finds a world that’s far from deserted. Although allies are easy to find on Earth, knowing who to trust isn’t. Because everyone has secrets, especially those Adelice loves most. Secrets they would kill to protect. Secrets that will redefine each of them. Torn between two brothers and two worlds, Adelice must choose what to fight for.

In this thrilling sequel to Crewel, Adelice is about to learn how tangled up her past and future really are. Her parents ran to protect her, but nothing can save her from her destiny, and once she uncovers the truth, it will change everything.

Other New Releases This Week:
The Shadowhunters' Codex by Cassandra Clare (10/29/13) [Simon & Schuster]
The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2) by Julie Kagawa (10/29/13) [Harlequin Teen]
Horde (Razorland #3) by Ann Aguirre (10/29/13) [Feiwel & Friends]
Fractured (Guards of the Shadowlands #2) by Sarah Fine (10/29/13) [Skyscape]

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Stacking The Shelves [#63]

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews as a way to share all the books we got during the week!

Won:
Bought:
Bought for Kindle:
  • The First Star To Fall (For Darkness Shows The Stars #1.5) by Diana Peterfreund (Goodreads/Amazon/Barnes & Noble)
NetGalley:
Thank you Harlequin & Egmont USA!!!

Library:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday [#99]

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

After The End (After The End #1)
Author: Amy Plum
Expected Publication: May 6, 2014

"She’s searching for answers to her past. They’re hunting her to save their future."

World War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. They've survived for the last thirty years by living off the land, being one with nature, and hiding from whoever else might still be out there.

At least, this is what Juneau has been told her entire life.

When Juneau returns from a hunting trip to discover that everyone in her clan has vanished, she sets off to find them. Leaving the boundaries of their land for the very first time, she learns something horrifying: There never was a war. Cities were never destroyed. The world is intact. Everything was a lie.

Now Juneau is adrift in a modern-day world she never knew existed. But while she's trying to find a way to rescue her friends and family, someone else is looking for her. Someone who knows the extraordinary truth about the secrets of her past.



This book sounds really good! And I loved Amy Plums previous books so I'm hoping this one will be a hit too!!!

What are you waiting on this week?

New Releases October 22-October 28

Allegiant (Divergent #3)
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen
Publication Date: October 22, 2013

One choice will define you.

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?


The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.


Teardrop (Teardrop #1)
Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher: Delacorte
Publication Date: October 22, 2013

Never, ever cry. . . . Eureka Boudreaux's mother drilled that rule into her daughter years ago. But now her mother is gone, and everywhere Eureka goes he is there: Ander, the tall, pale blond boy who seems to know things he shouldn't, who tells Eureka she is in grave danger, who comes closer to making her cry than anyone has before.

But Ander doesn't know Eureka's darkest secret: ever since her mother drowned in a freak accident, Eureka wishes she were dead, too. She has little left that she cares about, just her oldest friend, Brooks, and a strange inheritance—a locket, a letter, a mysterious stone, and an ancient book no one understands. The book contains a haunting tale about a girl who got her heart broken and cried an entire continent into the sea. Eureka is about to discover that the ancient tale is more than a story, that Ander might be telling the truth . . . and that her life has far darker undercurrents than she ever imagined. From Lauren Kate comes an epic saga of heart-stopping romance, devastating secrets, and dark magic . . . a world where everything you love can be washed away.

Other New Releases This Week:
Reality Boy by A.S. King (10/22/13) [Little, Brown]

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New Releases October 15-October 21

Across A Star-Swept Sea (For Darkness Shows The Stars #2)
Author: Diana Peterfreund
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: October 15, 2013

Centuries after wars nearly destroyed civilization, the two islands of New Pacifica stand alone, a terraformed paradise where even the Reduction—the devastating brain disorder that sparked the wars—is a distant memory. Yet on the isle of Galatea, an uprising against the ruling aristocrats has turned deadly. The revolutionaries’ weapon is a drug that damages their enemies’ brains, and the only hope is rescue by a mysterious spy known as the Wild Poppy.

On the neighboring island of Albion, no one suspects that the Wild Poppy is actually famously frivolous aristocrat Persis Blake. The teenager uses her shallow, socialite trappings to hide her true purpose: her gossipy flutternotes are encrypted plans, her pampered sea mink is genetically engineered for spying, and her well-publicized new romance with handsome Galatean medic Justen Helo… is her most dangerous mission ever.

Though Persis is falling for Justen, she can’t risk showing him her true self, especially once she learns he’s hiding far more than simply his disenchantment with his country’s revolution and his undeniable attraction to the silly socialite he’s pretending to love. His darkest secret could plunge both islands into a new dark age, and Persis realizes that when it comes to Justen Helo, she’s not only risking her heart, she’s risking the world she’s sworn to protect.

In this thrilling adventure inspired by The Scarlet Pimpernel, Diana Peterfreund creates an exquisitely rendered world where nothing is as it seems and two teens with very different pasts fight for a future only they dare to imagine.


Never Fade (The Darkest Minds #2)
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: October 15, 2013

Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster.

When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children—and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts—has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her.

As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam—and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart—she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?

Other New Releases This Week:
Revealed (House of Night #11) by P.C. & Kristin Cast (10/15/13) [St. Martin's Griffin]
Unsouled (Unwind #3) by Neal Shusterman (10/15/13) [Simon & Schuster]
Friends and Traitors (Slayers #2) by C.J. Hill (10/15/13) [Feiwel & Friends]

Monday, October 14, 2013

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop 2013 (INT)

The Spooktacular Giveaway Hop is hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer!

Giveaway is International!!!!!

The choice of books are:
  • Sweet Evil or Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins
  • Rot & Ruin, Dust & Decay or Flesh & Bone by Jonathan Maberry
  • Nevermore or Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh
  • Ashes or Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Cover Reveal: Autumn Rose by Abigail Gibbs

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In book two of her breathtakingly magical series, Abigail Gibbs draws us even further into the dangerous and romantic world of the Dark Heroines.


Autumn Rose lives in a sleepy seaside town in the southwest of England, but buried deep under the surface of her quiet life are dark secrets. Her grandmother is dead, murdered eighteen months before, and the whirling social scene of London in which she was brought up is a world away. Even worse, at her new school she is shunned and condemned-all because of the swirling marks on her skin that prevent her from blending in the crowd.


But the appearance of a handsome young man at her school-who has the same curious markings as Autumn Rose-sends her world into turmoil. Suddenly the marks are cool and Autumn is thrust into the limelight, but her sudden popularity brings danger as her secrets threaten to come to light. Plus, there is the fact that Autumn keeps dreaming of a human girl who is about to be seduced by a very dark Prince… and Autumn must figure out how to save her before it is too late.


Abigail Gibbs was born and raised in deepest, darkest Devon, England. She is studying for a B.A. in English at the University of Oxford and considers herself a professional student, as the real world has yet to catch up with her. Her greatest fear is blood and she is a great advocate of vegetarianism, which logically led to the writing of her first novel, Dinner with a Vampire. She splits her time between her studies, stories, and family, and uses coffee to survive all three.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Review: The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer

The Shade of the Moon (Last Survivors #4)
Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: August 13, 2013
Pages: 304
Source: Hardcover/Library

The eagerly awaited addition to the series begun with the New York Times best-seller Life As We Knew It, in which a meteor knocks the moon off its orbit and the world changes forever.

It's been more than two years since Jon Evans and his family left Pennsylvania, hoping to find a safe place to live, yet Jon remains haunted by the deaths of those he loved. His prowess on a soccer field has guaranteed him a home in a well-protected enclave. But Jon is painfully aware that a missed goal, a careless word, even falling in love, can put his life and the lives of his mother, his sister Miranda, and her husband, Alex, in jeopardy. Can Jon risk doing what is right in a world gone so terribly wrong?



Review: I didn't like this book as much as I loved the others. Jon was harder for me to like. I didn't like how he went along with Tyler and Zach on everything just to try and protect his step-mom from failing her examination. He could have stood up to them a little and her job would have probably stayed intact. He was just being cowardly about it because it was easier to go along with it than fight it. I also didn't like the way he acted in general. His mom had pretty much spoiled him and took care of everything in the past books so he felt a sense of entitlement to get what he wanted and to always have people to do it for him. I really didn't like that. I was actually much happier when he had to start learning how to do things on his own. I also hated how much he felt haunted by Julie. It was like she was always there haunting him no matter what he was doing. That got kinda old really quickly. I mean I get that he loved Julie but I thought this whole thing with her haunting him was getting old real quick. I also didn't like how he suddenly got violent when he was drunk or messed up. He was never that way before. And lastly, I really didn't like how easy it was for him to get mad at Miranda for what she did in the past to Julie so she didn't suffer. He was so easy to hate his own sister for that. He was just really cold in many parts of the book.

I did however like how hard he did try to protect his step-mom and stepbrother. I mean he probably didn't have to do as much as he did in regards to making sure his step-mom didn't lose her job, but it was nice seeing how much he wanted to protect the both of them. I also liked seeing how much he cared about Sarah even though they had their own fights. He tried also to protect her when his friends thought about doing bad things to her and I admired that. I did like how Jon loosened up at the end. He really let go of his anger and did the right things. He kinda forgave Miranda and helped her and Alex get their baby back after the people in the Enclave stole it from her. He also made sure Sarah and his stepbrother Gabe out of the Enclave safely after the baby stealing back. He even went back after that to try and save his step-mom but she had already taken matters into her own hands and killed herself after the baby situation. That made me really sad when she had the chance to get out with them. :( He also saved the domestic his family had when she ran off after the whole baby stealing, Gabe disappearing scenario. He had a real change in attitude at the very end.

I really didn't like the Enclave (Sexton). They treated so many people like dirt. Jon, Lisa (his step-mom) and Gabe were treated like dirt because they were "slips" (the term they used for people who got into Enclaves with passes). Sarah was treated like dirt because her dad kicked someones Grandpa out of a job (boo hoo). And the grubs (the people who didn't live in Sexton) got treated the worst. They were treated like they didn't deserve to live on the earth just because they couldn't get into an Enclave. Really? Even when Sarah said they were human beings too everyone just blew her off because they didn't see the grubs like that. All except Jon who did because most of his family was considered a "Grub." Honestly, people from the Enclave just went around killing whatever "Grubs" they wanted or sending them somewhere where they would pretty much die soon anyways. Like after the soccer game. They just went around killing "Grubs" and a few days later they killed Jon's mom (Laura) just for trying to protect her students from getting sent into Sexton. It was just horrible. I felt really bad for Jon because both woman he knew as his mom died in this book. Add on top of that his dad had died on the road before they even made it to Sexton and he had no parents left at all. All he had left was his brothers, brother-in-law, sister and niece. They all lost the parental figures in their lives and that really hit them all hard. 

Overall, I thought the book was ok. There was a lot more that could have been put in to make it better. I would have liked to see more Miranda and Alex. They had such small parts in this book up until the end.


3 Stars!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Review: The Transfer by Veronica Roth

The Transfer: A Divergent Story
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen
Publication Date: September 3, 2013
Pages: 50
Source: Kindle Book

More Four! Fans of the Divergent series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by "The Transfer," the first of four new short stories told from Four’s perspective. Each brief story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, backstory, and relationships.

Review: More Four!!!! I really enjoyed this first book in the short stories about Four! We really got a great glimpse into his life before he transferred to Dauntless. I was really sad about how badly his dad treated him in it. Abnegation seems to chill on the outside but you never realize the bad things that can go on behind the scenes when no one is watching. I thought Four was really brave to make that huge change after everything. Most people would have been to scared to. And his dads reaction was priceless when he chose to join Dauntless instead of stay in Abnegation. 

5 Stars!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

New Releases September 17-September 23

United We Spy (Gallagher Girls #6)
Author: Ally Carter
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: September 17, 2013

Cammie Morgan has lost her father and her memory, but in the heart-pounding conclusion to the best-selling Gallagher Girls series, she finds her greatest mission yet. Cammie and her friends finally know why the terrorist organization called the Circle of Cavan has been hunting her. Now the spy girls and Zach must track down the Circle’s elite members to stop them before they implement a master plan that will change Cammie—and her country—forever.


Once We Were (The Hybrid Chronicles #2)
Author: Kat Zhang
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: September 17, 2013

"I'm lucky just to be alive."

Eva was never supposed to have survived this long. As the recessive soul, she should have faded away years ago. Instead, she lingers in the body she shares with her sister soul, Addie. When the government discovered the truth, they tried to “cure” the girls, but Eva and Addie escaped before the doctors could strip Eva’s soul away.

Now fugitives, Eva and Addie find shelter with a group of hybrids who run an underground resistance. Surrounded by others like them, the girls learn how to temporarily disappear to give each soul some much-needed privacy. Eva is thrilled at the chance to be alone with Ryan, the boy she’s falling for, but troubled by the growing chasm between her and Addie. Despite clashes over their shared body, both girls are eager to join the rebellion.

Yet as they are drawn deeper into the escalating violence, they start to wonder: How far are they willing to go to fight for hybrid freedom? Faced with uncertainty and incredible danger, their answers may tear them apart forever.

3:59
Author: Gretchen McNeil
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: September 17, 2013

Josie Byrne's life is spiraling out of control. Her parents are divorcing, her boyfriend Nick has grown distant, and her physics teacher has it in for her. When she's betrayed by the two people she trusts most, Josie thinks things can't get worse.

Until she starts having dreams about a girl named Jo. Every night at the same time—3:59 a.m.

Jo's life is everything Josie wants: she's popular, her parents are happily married, and Nick adores her. It all seems real, but they're just dreams, right? Josie thinks so, until she wakes one night to a shadowy image of herself in the bedroom mirror – Jo.

Josie and Jo realize that they are doppelgängers living in parallel universes that overlap every twelve hours at exactly 3:59. Fascinated by Jo's perfect world, Josie jumps at the chance to jump through the portal and switch places for a day.

But Jo’s world is far from perfect. Not only is Nick not Jo's boyfriend, he hates her. Jo's mom is missing, possibly insane. And at night, shadowy creatures feed on human flesh.

By the end of the day, Josie is desperate to return to her own life. But there’s a problem: Jo has sealed the portal, trapping Josie in this dangerous world. Can she figure out a way home before it’s too late?

From master of suspense Gretchen McNeil comes a riveting and deliciously eerie story about the lives we wish we had – and how they just might kill you.


The Dream Thieves (Raven Cycle #2)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: September 17, 2013

The second installment in the all-new series from the masterful, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater!

Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after...


Other New Releases This Week:
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales (9/17/13) [Farrar, Straus & Giroux]
Frozen (Heart of Dread #1) by Melissa de la Cruz & Michael Johnston (9/17/13) [Putnam Juvenile]
The Wicked Within (Gods & Monsters #3) by Kelly Keaton (9/17/13) [Simon Pulse]
The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy #1) by Sherry Thomas (9/17/13) [Balzer + Bray]
The Taming of the Tights (Misadventures of Tallulah Casey #3) by Louise Rennison (9/17/13) [Harper Teen]
The Clockwork Scarab (Stoker & Holmes #1) by Colleen Gleason (9/17/13) [Chronicle Books]
Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts (9/17/13) [Farrar, Straus & Giroux]

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New Releases September 10-September 16

Monsters (Ashes Trilogy #3)
Author: Ilsa J. Bick
Publisher: Egmont USA
Publication Date: September 10, 2013

The Changed are on the move. The Spared are out of time. The End...is now.

When her parents died, Alex thought things couldn't get much worse-until the doctors found the monster in her head.

She headed into the wilderness as a good-bye, to leave everything behind. But then the end of the world happened, and Alex took the first step down a treacherous road of betrayal and terror and death.

Now, with no hope of rescue-on the brink of starvation in a winter that just won't quit-she discovers a new and horrifying truth.

The Change isn't over.
The Changed are still evolving.
And...they've had help.

With this final volume of The Ashes Trilogy, Ilsa J. Bick delivers a riveting, blockbuster finish, returning readers to a brutal, post-apocalyptic world where no one is safe and hope is in short supply.

A world where, from these ashes, the monsters may rise.


The Chaos of Stars
Author: Kiersten White
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: September 10, 2013

Isadora’s family is seriously screwed up.

Of course, as the human daughter of Egyptian gods, that pretty much comes with the territory. She’s also stuck with parents who barely notice her, and a house full of relatives who can’t be bothered to remember her name. After all, they are going to be around forever—and she’s a mere mortal.

Isadora’s sick of living a life where she’s only worthy of a passing glance, and when she has the chance to move to San Diego with her brother, she jumps on it. But Isadora’s quickly finding that a “normal” life comes with plenty of its own epic complications—and that there’s no such thing as a clean break when it comes to family. Much as she wants to leave her past behind, she can’t shake the ominous dreams that foretell destruction for her entire family. When it turns out there may be truth in her nightmares, Isadora has to decide whether she can abandon her divine heritage after all.

Thornhill (Hemlock #2)
Author: Kathleen Peacock
Publisher: Katherine Tegen
Publication Date: September 10, 2013

Mac can’t lose another friend. Even if he doesn’t want to be found.

The ripple effect caused by Mac’s best friend Amy’s murder has driven Mac’s new love, Kyle, to leave Hemlock and disappear from her life forever. But Mac knows that Kyle plans to enroll in a rehabilitation camp, where he can live with other werewolves. She refuses to accept his decision, especially since the camps are rumored to be tortuous. So she sets out in search of Kyle with a barely sober Jason—and Amy’s all-seeing ghost—in tow.

Clues lead Mac to find Kyle in a werewolf den in Colorado—but their reunion is cut short by a Tracker raid. Now Mac and Kyle are trapped inside the electric fences of Thornhill, a camp for young werewolves. As she devises an escape plan, Mac uncovers dangerous secrets buried within the walls of Thornhill—and realizes that the risk to the people she loves is greater than ever before.


Other New Releases This Week:
Smoke (Burned #2) by Ellen Hopkins (9/10/13) [Margaret K. McElderry]
Antigoddess (Goddess War #1) by Kendare Blake (9/10/13) [Tor Teen]
Rogue (Croak #3) by Gina Damico (9/10/13) [Graphia]
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (9/10/13) [St. Martin's Griffin]
The Final Descent (The Monstrumologist #4) by Rick Yancey (9/10/13) [Simon & Schuster]

Monday, September 9, 2013

Review: Siege by Rhiannon Frater

Siege (As The World Dies #3)
Author: Rhiannon Frater
Publisher: Tor
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
Pages: 368
Source: Paperback/Library

As the survivors continue to seek stability in their lives,
forces both inside and outside the fort walls move
them toward a final, climactic conflict between
the living and the dead.  Jenni, Katie and the others
discover that they are not alone, that there is another
enclave of survivors whose leaders plan to take over the fort.

Faced with a series of difficult decisions, each choice they
make could lead to the deaths of those they love or, if not
careful, their own demise.

Meanwhile, an army of the dead is descending on the fort.
Soon, the living will face their ultimate fear...

...a siege by the dead.

But they will fight to the end to survive...

As the world dies.


Review: This was such a bittersweet ending for me!!! Even with that though I still loved this book to pieces! I don't know where to start with this book! I guess I'll start with the action part of the book. In the last book we ended with someone from the military watching the fort. The military that was watching them plays a huge role in this book! They are working for the vice president, now president who apparently survived and are part of another huge group of survivors somewhere else in Texas (Madison Mall I think). These survivors are under much stricter rules than at the fort though. One of the Madison Mall survivors though happens to be Blanche's sister. And she has this very strict idea of how the survivors are to live now. And she wants to make the fort a part of that plan too. Though things dont exactly work out the way she hopes they will when it comes to that plan. 

The fort itself had its own amount of drama. The vigilante is still on the loose throughout most of the book, causing tons of havoc. Blanche is causing an immense amount of drama and even shoots some people just to try and leave because she thinks she'll do better at her own house because her luxuries are there. And then lies when she gets caught. Idiot! No one is going to believe her since all she does is cause drama. On top of that they are dealing with hordes of zombies coming their way and the military group. They just had a whole lot to deal with. 

I really enjoyed the multiple POV's again. I also really enjoyed their incorporation of the spirits of the deceased! That made many scenes very very interesting! I was very excited that Katie had her baby! After everything that happened in this book the baby made a nice happy ending to it! The rest was bittersweet however. One of the main characters dies and many of the side characters die due to the zombie horde. I was happy yet really sad with the ending!

5 Stars!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Stacking The Shelves [#62]

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews as a way to share all the books we got during the week!

Birthday Present:
  • Sky On Fire (Monument 14, #2) by Emmy Laybourne 
Bought:
  • Lies (Gone #3) by Michael Grant
Library:
  • Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades #3) by E L James
  • Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike
  • The Duff by Kody Keplinger
  • Unraveling (Unraveling #1) by Elizabeth Norris
  • Unbreakable (Unraveling #2) by Elizabeth Norris
  • Origin by Jessica Khoury
Bought For Kindle:
  • Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • The Transfer: A Divergent Story by Veronica Roth
  • Phoenix Overture (Newsoul #2.5) by Jodi Meadows

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday [#98]

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

Three (Article 5, #3) 
Author: Kristen Simmons
Expected Publication: February 11, 2014

The conclusion to Kristen Simmons’s postapocalyptic YA trilogy that began with Article 5

Ember Miller and Chase Jennings are ready to stop running. After weeks spent in hiding as two of the Bureau of Reformation’s most wanted criminals, they have finally arrived at the safe house, where they hope to live a safe and quiet existence.

And all that’s left is smoking ruins.

Devastated by the demolition of their last hope, Ember and Chase follow the only thing left to them—tracks leading away from the wreckage. The only sign that there may have been survivors.

With their high profile, they know they can’t stay out in the open for long. They take shelter in the wilderness and amidst the ruins of abandoned cities as they follow the tracks down the coast, eventually finding refugees from the destroyed safe house. Among them is someone from Chase’s past—someone he never thought he’d see again.

Banding together, they search for a place to hide, aiming for a settlement a few of them have heard about…a settlement that is rumored to house the nebulous organization known as Three. The very group that has provided Ember with a tiny ray of hope ever since she was first forced on the run.

Three is responsible for the huge network of underground safe houses and resistance groups across the country. And they may offer Ember her only chance at telling the world her story.

At fighting back.



As everyone knows I absolutely loved Article 5 and Breaking Point! They were such good books and I'm dying to know what happens after how Breaking Point ended! :D

What are you waiting on this week?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New Releases September 3-September 9

Sweet Legacy (Medusa Girls #3)
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Publisher: Katherine Tegen
Publication Date: September 3, 2013

Greer has always known she was privileged, though she had no idea how special her second sight made her, even among her triplet monster-fighting sisters. But when a god starts playing with her mind, can Greer step up in her pretty high heels to prevent anything from stopping her sisters’ mission?

Grace loves her adopted brother, Thane, but now that he’s back and has joined her sisters’ team, it’s clear his past is full of dark mysteries. She wants to trust him, but will Thane’s secret put the girls in even more danger?

Gretchen knows she can rely on her sisters to help her stop the monsters. But after getting to know some of the beasties in the abyss, she finds her role as a huntress comes with more responsibility than she ever imagined. How can she know what her birthright demands of her now?

The girls cannot hesitate as they seek the location of the lost door between the realms, even as monsters and gods descend on San Francisco in battle-ready droves. In this exciting conclusion to the Sweet Venom trilogy, these teenage heirs of Medusa must seek the truth, answer the ancient riddles, and claim their immortal legacy.


Phoenix Overture (Newsoul #2.5)
Author: Jodi Meadows
Publisher: Katherine Tegen
Publication Date: September 3, 2013

This breathtaking and lyrical novella captures a thrilling and momentous decision for a young man and the people he loves. Told from the perspective of Sam, the sensitive musician from Jodi Meadows’s Incarnate series, lifetimes before he meets Ana, Phoenix Overture is a story of love and loss, strength and courage, and facing the consequences of the hardest of decisions.

Phoenix Overture offers existing fans a deeper insight into a favorite character and the intriguing history of Heart, while new readers will find a stunning introduction to this rich world and the romantic, captivating fantasy of the Incarnate series.

In the wilds around the Community where Sam and his family have taken shelter, life is dangerous. Dragons, trolls, centaurs, and other monsters fill the world. The word comes from the council that everyone must leave and journey to rescue their leader, Janan, who has been abducted by a mysterious new enemy in the north. Faced with overwhelming threats that bring death and destruction, Sam and the others reach the northern Range and, reunited with Janan, are given an unimaginable opportunity. Although it would give them the privilege to live and learn and love without fear, the choice is not without its own dire consequences. And lives—though not theirs—are sure to be lost. Just how much are they willing to give up to save themselves?

The Coldest Girl In Coldtown
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Little, Brown
Publication Date: September 3, 2013

Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.


Other New Releases This Week:
Eternity (Fury #3) by Elizabeth Miles (9/3/13) [Simon Pulse]
All Our Yesterdays (Cassandra Chroinicles #1) by Cristin Terrill (9/3/13) [Disney Hyperion]
Eternal (Winterhaven #3) by Kristi Cook (9/3/13) [Simon Pulse]
Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst (9/3/13) [Walker]
Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney (9/3/13) [Bloomsbury USA]
Leap of Faith by Jamie Blair (9/3/13) [Simon & Schuster]
The Transfer: A Divergent Story by Veronica Roth (9/3/13) [Katherine Tegen]

Sweet Legacy Blog Blitz

Blurb:

Greer has always known she was privileged, though she had no idea how special her second sight made her, even among her triplet monster-fighting sisters. But when a god starts playing with her mind, can Greer step up in her pretty high heels to prevent anything from stopping her sisters’ mission?

Grace loves her adopted brother, Thane, but now that he’s back and has joined her sisters’ team, it’s clear his past is full of dark mysteries. She wants to trust him, but will Thane’s secret put the girls in even more danger?

Gretchen knows she can rely on her sisters to help her stop the monsters. But after getting to know some of the beasties in the abyss, she finds her role as a huntress comes with more responsibility than she ever imagined. How can she know what her birthright demands of her now?

The girls cannot hesitate as they seek the location of the lost door between the realms, even as monsters and gods descend on San Francisco in battle-ready droves. In this exciting conclusion to the Sweet Venom trilogy, these teenage heirs of Medusa must seek the truth, answer the ancient riddles, and claim their immortal legacy. 


Buy Links: Indiebound/Amazon/Apple/Barnes & Noble/Books-A-Million/Book Depository

Author Links: Website/Twitter/Facebook/Sweet Legacy

Fast Facts:
  • She was a theatre major
  • She graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Her first three years of school were all in French
  • She once drove in England (it was a stick shift)
  • She is part Irish, part English, and part German
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