Monday, December 31, 2012

Review: Who I Kissed

 Title: Who I kissed
Author: Janet Gurtler
Source: BookPeople/ Netgalley
Published: Released already

Synopsis:
She Never Thought A Kiss Could Kill. . .
Samantha is new at school and just recently joined the swim team. She’s been flirting with one of her teammates, Zee, who invites her to a party and just as quickly dumps her for another girl. Hurt, but pretending not to care, she turns to his best friend, Alex, and gives him a kiss. And he dies—right in her arms. Alex was allergic to peanuts, and Samantha had eaten a peanut butter sandwich right before the party. She didn’t know. Overnight, Samantha turns into the school pariah and a media sensation explodes. Consumed with guilt, abandoned by her friends, and in jeopardy of losing her swimming scholarship, she will have to find the inner-strength to forgive herself for the tragedy.


Review:

Who I Kissed was different. A good different, but wasn’t what I was expecting. I feel like this book should’ve been more then it was, but it was just eh. I didn’t love it but I didn’t hate it. Who I Kissed didn’t fully capture my attention and I felt that I was just reading it to read it and not being drawn into the story like I should’ve been.

Cover:
I really like the cover, I think its super cute and it has a mysterious air to it. The person out of focus in the background adds something to it, and just makes it seem right. I really like the colors they used on it too. The cover works for the story.

Plot/Writing:
The story wasn’t the best. I found myself getting a little bored; it just didn’t hold my attention as much as I wanted it. The story had a good message and all, but it just wasn’t what I wanted. The writing was exceptional though. She made you feel Sam’s pain and you were in the story, even if it wasn’t that interesting.

Characters:
The only character I am going to talk about is Sam, and well she was interesting. She was going through a lot of pain. Who wouldn’t when they kissed someone and they died. She kind of bothered me. The whole book she was pretty much just wallowing in self pity and it bugged me. I don’t like people like that.

All in All:
I wasn’t in the mood for this book. If you’re looking for a book about self discovery and overcoming hardships, then Who I Kissed is for you. If you’re not, then don’t worry about it!





Sunday, November 25, 2012

Opal News!

Hey guys! 
So if you haven't already heard, Jennifer Armentrout is doing a giveaway for her third book in the Lux series, Opal! If you want to check out the giveaway, then go to her site to try and win this amazing book! 

ALSO! 
She is coming to Houston in December! I cannot wait to go out and see her! She needs to get here sooner! I cannot wait! 
Want to check out the event? 


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Trailer Reveal!

GUYS!! I HAVE A SURPRISE FOR YOU!!!!!!! Just look!!



WASN'T THAT BEAUTIFUL! EEP! I cannot wait for Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout!


Opal (The third book in the Lux Series)
Available in both print and digital version on December 18, 2012
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Official Opal Book Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oLkv3DotkqM

Check out Jennifer L. Armentrout on the following sites:
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Official Website




Saturday, November 17, 2012

Review: Wild Ones + Giveaway

**MATURE CONTENT ADVISORY: May not be suitable for younger readers**
Passion as hot as midnight in the South and love as wild as the horses they tame.
Camille “Cami” Hines is the darling daughter of the South’s champion thoroughbred breeder, Jack Hines. She has a pedigree that rivals some of her father’s best horses. Other than feeling a little suffocated at times, Cami thought she was pretty happy with her boyfriend, her life and her future.

But that was before she met Patrick Henley.
“Trick” blurs the lines between what Cami wants and what is expected of her. He’s considered the “help,” which is forbidden fruit as far as her father is concerned, not to mention that Trick would be fired if he ever laid a hand on her. And Trick needs his job. Desperately. His family depends on him.
The heart wants what the heart wants, though, and Trick and Cami are drawn to each other despite the obstacles. At least the ones they know of.

When Trick stumbles upon a note from his father, it triggers a series of revelations that could ruin what he and Cami have worked so hard to overcome. It turns out there’s more to Trick’s presence at the ranch than either of them knew, secrets that could tear them apart.


Can I get some ice, or a fan? Anything to cool me down after this book will do. There is no end to how much I loved this book! M. Leighton did an amazing job with Wild Ones and I devoured it in a very short amount of time. ­­Be advised though, it is an adult book, and if you aren’t over the age of 18 you shouldn’t be reading it. Heck, I shouldn’t even be reading it. Hehe, oops.

Cover:
The cover is gorgeous! It reflects the book perfectly! I mean, why have a book about a super hot guy without a hot guy on the cover! J

Plot/Writing:
What can I say about this book without a major freak out? It was an amazing story and it had my attention 100% of the time. It was a fast paced book and never a dull moment. It was realistic and filled with the kind of romance that no one really dreams of, but secretly wants that hot and steamy aspect of it. Yeah, that’s how this book makes you feel, it was an amazing book with even better writing!

Characters:
CamiandTrick, because that is how I think of them. As a pair, one cute, awesome-filled pair. Cami is gorgeous, smart, passionate, and has a fire lit under her. Trick is the same way, exactly, and they just get along so well ;). He is sooo swoon-worthy and well, I would pick treat.

All in All:
I absolutely adored this book. If you haven’t read then what are you waiting for? Go get it! I’ll even leave you this little link that will take you directly to Amazon to purchase it! Go, give into the peer pressure!



M. Leighton
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Twitter: @MLeightonBooks

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Friday, November 09, 2012

Friday 56: 11/9/12




This weekly meme is hosted by Freda's Voice!!!

Rules:
  • Grab your current read
  • Turn to page 56
  • Find any sentence that grabs you
  • Post it
  • Add your URL to her Linky!
"I couldn't answer any of them right now. Like Grayson, I just wanted to get away. I needed to get away."
Pg 56, ARC of Perfect Escape by Jennifer Brown
 

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

WOW: 11/7/12


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine! It showcases books that we can't wait on to come out!
This week I am waiting on Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare.
In Clockwork Princess, Tessa and her companions travel all over the world as they race to stop the clockwork army before it's too late. As Jem's health worsens alarmingly and his friends search desperately for a cure, can Tessa choose between the two boys she loves — even if it means never seeing the other one again?



In Bookstores March 19th, 2013.


Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: 11/6/12



This lovely weekly feature is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading!



Rules:
  • Grab your current read!
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page!
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS
  • Share the title and author!
"Grayson chuckled. "Elvis? Is that you? Alive and in Nevada? No way! Who woulda guessed?'"
Pg 264, ARC of Perfect Escape by Jennifer Brown
 

Friday, November 02, 2012

Friday 56: 11/2/12




This weekly meme is hosted by Freda's Voice!!!

Rules:
  • Grab your current read
  • Turn to page 56
  • Find any sentence that grabs you
  • Post it
  • Add your URL to her Linky!
"Sebastian: Going 2 the funeral?
Me: Course
Sebastian: if u need anything, im here 4 u
Me: k"
Pg 56, Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

WOW: 10/31/12



Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine! It showcases books that we can't wait on to come out!
This week I am waiting on Poison by Bridget Zinn


A teen girl finds herself a would-be assassin, hunting down her former best friend, the princess of the realm, via the aid of an enchanted piglet.
Poison is released on March 12, 2013. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: 10/30/12



This lovely weekly feature is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading!



Rules:
  • Grab your current read!
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page!
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS
  • Share the title and author!
"I slept with Hamlet for the first time the night of my mothers funeral. The days between her death and the funeral were intense and showed me the best of what Hamlet was- giving, funny, and astute."
Pg 186, Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray
 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday 56: 10/26/12




This weekly meme is hosted by Freda's Voice!!!

Rules:
  • Grab your current read
  • Turn to page 56
  • Find any sentence that grabs you
  • Post it
  • Add your URL to her Linky!
"'Loosen up! Have a cocktail- don't worry, sweetie, it's only cider. I think you're the only other person who is destined to have this dress,' Glenda encouraged."
Pg 56, The Time Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky
 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

WOW: 10/24/12



Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine! It showcases books that we can't wait on to come out!
This week I am waiting on Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger.

Vane Weston should have died in the category five tornado that killed his parents. Instead, he woke up in a pile of rubble with no memories of his past—except one: a beautiful, dark-haired girl standing in the winds. She's swept through his dreams ever since, and he clings to the hope that she's real.
Audra is real, but she isn't human. She's a sylph, an air elemental who can walk on the wind, translate its alluring songs, even twist it into a weapon. She's also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect him at all costs.
When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra has just days to help Vane unlock his memories. And as the storm winds gather, they start to realize the greatest danger might not be the warriors coming to destroy them, but the forbidden romance growing between them.
Set amongst the desert airstreams of Coachella Valley in California, LET THE SKY FALL is about two teenagers broken by their pasts, divided by their futures, and bound by love.
Let the Sky Fall is released on March 5, 2012. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Cover Reveal! + Giveaway!

Okay! Today I have some exciting news! I have the cover of Shadow of the Mark! The sequel to Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon! 
Before the cover reveal, y'all might want to know a little about Leigh!
Bio:
I started out life in South Africa. A year later my parents moved home to Dublin, Ireland. When I was older and realized my parents had moved me from exotic Durban, to sedate Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, I was rightly ticked off. 
Giving up lions for sheep, I grew up in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains where I went to a convent school and had to contend with uniforms, gabardines, and nuns. When not dodging the beady glare of the Sisters of Mercy, I was devouring every book I could get my hands on. 
I traveled all over Europe while working in banking and treasury, but I gave up my calculator in favor of a keyboard and haven’t stopped writing since. My first book, Carrier of the Mark, was published by HarperTeen in 2011. 
Our home is in Cork in the south of Ireland, but we’re currently on loan to Massachusetts in the US where I continue to write books about magic, ghosts, and romance, with a bit of Irish flavor.

Now onto the main event! The cover of the beautiful Shadow of the Mark!!! Eep!




Shadow of the Mark:
Life for Megan Rosenberg just got a lot more complicated. While she evoked the air element, and her feelings for Adam intensified, a web of lies, deceit, and betrayal has been spun around her. With the Order tightening its hold, and the reinstatement of the Mark Knights, Megan has more questions than answers as the Marked Ones grow in strength. New people arouse suspicion, the DeRises start behaving strangely, and Megan begins to unravel a destiny shrouded in mystery. It’s a destiny the Order has struggled to hide, and a destiny someone from the past…far in the past, has already laid claim to. Alliances will be made, and friends will be lost, as the Order’s dark secrets are revealed by the very thing they sought to destroy.

About the cover:
I know, there's no mistaking it. This is definitely a Carrier Series cover, but that was the intention. After the amazing reception to the cover of Carrier of the Mark, HarperCollins wanted Shadow's cover to be instantly recognizable. And it is, but the new darker color palette reflects the darker tone that this installment brings, and the pink and purple really make it pop. I love it and think HarperCollins have done another amazing job. I hope you like it too. 


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Teaser Tuesday: 10/23/12



This lovely weekly feature is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading!



Rules:
  • Grab your current read!
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page!
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS
  • Share the title and author!
"'She's awake! Wow, Miss Baxter, you gave us all a scare!'"
Pg 63, The Time Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky
 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Review: Black City


Author: Elizabeth Richards
Published: November 13, 2012
Source:  Princess Bookie

Synopsis:
A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war.
In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash’s long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught, they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong.
When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.


Review:
Wow. That was one intense book. From the very first line of the first chapter you were drawn into the story of Ash and Natalie. It was a story about love, truly finding yourself, and standing up for what is right, no matter the consequences. I loved the way this book was written and how you just felt everything that was going on.


Cover:
Whoa, I am pretty sure that anyone who has ever seen the cover has fallen in love with it. It is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors they used, and how it was a rose exploding. Though I hope no roses were harmed in the making of this cover! ;)


Plot/ Writing:
The writing was really descriptive and you could picture everything that was happening. There were points in the book that confused me and I spent time wondering why those scenes were in the book in the first place, but once you got past those few scenes everything was amazing. Richards creates an amazing world with her writing and I cannot wait to read more.


Characters:
Ash was interesting. He wasn’t entirely human and he wasn’t entirely darkling. He was the best of both worlds, I guess. The story starts off from his POV and I’m pretty sure everyone has read that amazing first chapter. He was a pretty easy to character to get a grip on. He had hot and cold moments. You could never really tell what he was going to do or say next and that was the beauty of Ash’s character.

Natalie is a different story. She has this life set out for her by her mother and one she has to follow because she can’t disobey mommy. Yet she does. I really enjoyed Natalie’s character because she just wants to have a normal life without her mom’s supervision and she goes after that kind of life. J


All in All:
I loved Black City! I cannot wait till everyone gets a chance to read this and fan girl with me about it! J







 


Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday 56: 10/19/12




This weekly meme is hosted by Freda's Voice!!!

Rules:
  • Grab your current read
  • Turn to page 56
  • Find any sentence that grabs you
  • Post it
  • Add your URL to her Linky!
"There is no time for a pee."
Pg 56, ARC of Between You and Me by Marisa Calin
 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

WOW: 10/17/12



Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine! It showcases books that we can't wait on to come out!
This week I am waiting on The Collector by Victoria Scott.
He makes good girls...bad.

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.
Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:
Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within 10 days.
Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky, Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect—he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector, and uncover emotions deeply buried.
The Collector is released in March 2013. 
 
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