Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page 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!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Currently Reading: Fracture By Megan Miranda Release Date: 01/17/12 Hardcover/e-book 272 pages Teaser #1: I was still trapped. Only now, instead of staring through the surface of a frozen lake, I was staring through the surface of a frozen body. Teaser #2: “What happened?” I asked to nobody in particular, feeling my throat close up. “You were dead.” Dr. Klein smiled when he said it. “I was here when they brought you in. You were dead.” “And now you’re […]
After some techincal difficulties, Jus finally emailed out the book cover of Untouched! Here it is: Untouched by Jus Accardo Denazen Book 1.5 Release Date: 02/21/12 e-book The first Toxic Novella, UNTOUCHED, is told from Kale’s POV and will introduce us to one of the characters we’ll meet in TOXIC. *** I wonder if this is the same guy from the Touch cover, either way I LIKE it! Click on the picture to add to your Goodreads shelfs.
Replication: The Jason Experiment By Jill Williamson Release Date: 12/27/11 Hardcover/e-book 304 pages Book Description from Amazon: When Your Life Is Not Your Own Martyr—otherwise known as Jason 3:3—is one of hundreds of clones kept in a remote facility called Jason Farms. Told that he has been created to save humanity, Martyr has just one wish before he is scheduled to ‘expire’ in less than a month. To see the sky. Abby Goyer may have just moved to Alaska, but she has a feeling something strange is going on at the farm where her father works. But even this smart, confident girl could never have imagined what lies beneath a simple barn. Or what would happen when a mysterious boy shows up at her door, asking about the stars. As the reality of the Jason Experiment comes to light, Martyr is caught between two futures—the one for which he was produced and the one Abby believes God created him to have. Time is running out, and Martyr must decide if […]
A Million Suns: An Across the Universe Novel by Beth Revis Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom
Unearthly By Cynthia Hand Release Date: 01/04/11 Hardcover/Paperback/e-book 435 pages Book Description from Cynthia Hand’s website: Clara Gardner has recently learned that she’s part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn’t easy. Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place—and out of place at the same time. Because there’s another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara’s less angelic side. As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she’d have to make—between honesty and deceit, love and duty, […]
Meme created by Kristi at The Story Siren, that features books I’ve received/purchased/borrowed during the current week. Books I bought this week: The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams Books I received for review: Hallowed (ARC) by Cynthia Hand (Release Date 01/17/12) Fracture (ARC) by Megan Miranda (Release Date 01/17/12) Everneath (ARC) by Brodi Ashton (Release Date 01/24/12) Incarnate (ARC) by Jodi Meadows (Release Date 01/31/12) Spin: (ARC) A Novel by Catherine McKenzie (Release Date 02/07/12) Pure (ARC) by Julianna Baggott (Release Date 02/08/12) Welcome Caller, This Is Chloe (ARC) by Shelley Coriell (Release Date 05/01/12) Remembrance by Michelle Madow Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel *** Jana Oliver and the people over at St. Martins publishing were kind enough to send me some awesome Demon Trapper’s Swag! *** Don’t miss the tour stops for Hallowed and Everneath on January 11th and Incarnate on January 25th here on Book Obsessed!
The Following comes for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s website: The official back jacket blurb to share! Please DO NOT read if you haven’t read Obsidian. Being connected to Daemon Black sucks… Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. Something worse than the Arum has come to town… The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there’s this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that’s possible. Against all common sense, I’m falling for Daemon. Hard. But then everything changes… I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. […]
Look at the beautiful screensaver on my Kindle! It’s just the book cover, not the actual book but I still LOVE it!!!
New Girl By Paige Harbison Release Date: 01/31/12 Paperback/e-book 320 pages Book Description from Amazon: Welcome to Manderley Academy I hadn’t wanted to go, but my parents were so excited…. So here I am, the new girl at Manderley, a true fish out of water. But mine’s not the name on everyone’s lips. Oh, no. It’s Becca Normandy they can’t stop talking about. Perfect, beautiful Becca. She went missing at the end of last year, leaving a spot open at Manderley—the spot that I got. And everyone acts like it’s my fault that infallible, beloved Becca is gone and has been replaced by not perfect, completely fallible, unknown Me. Then, there’s the name on my lips—Max Holloway. Becca’s ex. The one boy I should avoid, but can’t. Thing is, it seems like he wants me, too. But the memory of Becca is always between us. And as much as I’m starting to like it at Manderley, I can’t help but think she’s out there, somewhere, watching me take her place. […]
City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments Book 5) By Cassandra Clare Hardcover/e-book Release Date: 05/08/12 560pages Book Description from Amazon: This title is fifth in the international bestselling paranormal thriller series “The Mortal Instruments”. This is the follow-up to the international number one bestseller “City of Fallen Angels”. “The Mortal Instruments” series has over one million books in print. It has been on the New York Times bestseller list for six months straight. The books have been translated into 19 languages and have also appeared on bestseller lists in Germany, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Film rights optioned, with Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower cast as leads Clary and Jace. Global cover reveal planned for autumn 2011. USA Today also released the official prologue to City of Lost Souls: Simon stood and stared numbly at the front door of his house.He’d never known another home. This was the place his parents had brought him home to when he was born. He had grown up within the walls of […]
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. My picks for this week’s Waiting on Wednesday picks are: Glitch (Book One of the Glitch Trilogy) By Heather Anastasiu Release Date: 08/07/12 Paperpack 320 pages Book Description from Amazon: In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network. When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers. As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe to feelings that are entirely new. […]
The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers By Lynn Weingarten Release Date: 12/27/11 Hardcover/e-book 337 pages Book Description from Amazon: If there’s an upside to having your heart broken, it’s this: A broken heart makes you brave. The first day of sophomore year doesn’t go the way Lucy planned. After a summer apart from her boyfriend, she’s ready to greet him with a special surprise and instead gets a shocking one in return: He’s breaking up with her. Beyond devastated, Lucy has no idea how she’s going to make it through homeroom, let alone the rest of her life. Enter three stunning girls with the unnatural ability to attract boys and an offer Lucy can’t refuse: They can heal her heart in an instant. And then she’ll be one of them—a member of a sisterhood that is impervious to heartbreak and has access to magic distilled from the tears of brokenhearted boys. But to gain their power, Lucy must get a guy to fall in love with her the old-fashioned way, and […]
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page 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!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers! Currently Reading: Replication: The Jason Experiment By Jill Williamson Teaser #1: “My daughter gave it to me for Christmas.” A tingle traveled down Martyr’s arms. Daughter was woman. He lifted his head off the table. “You have a woman?” Dr. Goyer’s eyebrows crinkled over his eyes. “My daughter. She’s seventeen.” Teaser #2: “I’m not fighting with you, Dad. Text me the pros and cons, then we’ll talk.”
When I was asked to be a part of the cover reveal for Jus Accardo’s books Toxic and Untouched I immediately thought hell yeah! I LOVED Touch, made my top 10 books of 2011 and I’m so looking forward to anything else by Jus Accardo. (Check out my review for Touch and an exclusive inteview with Jus here.) Here is the book cover for Toxic and the official book description: Toxic (A Denazen Novel)By Jus AccardoRelease Date: May 1st, 2012Paperback/e-bookWhen a Six saved Kale’s life the night of Sumrun, she warned there would be consequences. A trade-off. Something taken for the life they gained. But Dez never imagined she’d lose the one thing she’d give anything to keep… And as if it’s not enough Dez finds her immunity to Kale fading, the Six brought in to help Kale learn to control his killer touch starts drooling on him the moment they meet. Worse than that? Jade can touch Kale. But bimbo Barbie is the least of Dez’s problems. After Dez and […]
Lots of new books out this week, here are the ones on my wish list: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith – 01/02/12 Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernana – 01/02/12 Darkness Falls by Cate Tiernana – 01/02/12 Don’t Breathe a Word by Holly Cupula – 01/02/12 The Alchemy of Forever: An Incarnation Novel by Avery Williams – 01/03/12 Charmfall (A Dark Elite Novel) by Chloe Neill – 01/03/12 Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi – 01/03/12 Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler – 01/03/12 Bloodrose (A Nightshade Novel) by Andrea Cremer – 01/03/12 Cinder (Book One in the Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer – 01/03/12 Dreaming Awake by Gwen Hayes – 01/03/12 Switched by Amanda Hocking – 01/03/12 Unraveling Isobel by Eileen Cook – 01/03/12 Fated by Sarah Alderson – 01/05/12 A Witch in Winter by Ruth Warburton – 01/05/12 Dragonwood by Janet Lee Carey – 01/05/11
So I had been thinking about starting a book blog for a while now. I don’t think my family realizes how much I LOVE books. I mean I don’t just love reading books; I’m kind of OBSESSED with books. I kept looking at other book blogs and thinking “I could do this!” But I am a huge procrastinator and I kept putting it off. I gave myself a 6 month goal. If I didn’t get an ARC or book to review in 6 months then I was going to stop blogging knowing that I at least gave it a chance. Turns out I got my first ARC to review (Hushed by Kelley York) my first week. That week I think I ended up getting 9 books to review. Now, three weeks later I have 20 books publishers and authors have given me to review. Not bad at all. I was so surprised that authors actually took time to e-mail me back and they have ALL been super nice. I would say the […]
Meme created by Kristi at The Story Siren, that features books I’ve received/purchased/borrowed during the current week. Books I bought this week: The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers by Lynn Weingarten *The book cover is even prettier in person.* Books I received for review: On A Dark Wing by Jordan Dane A Touch of Power by Maria V. Syner Black Stiletto by Raymond Benson The Stuttering Tattoo by Greg Logsted Invasion by J.S. Lewis
*** Adjusting my tie, I stepped out of the SUV and grabbed my tux jacket off the back seat, slipping it on. Homecoming. Practically the last place on Earth I wanted to be at. A night of watching sweaty, gawky human teenagers paw all over each other wasn’t my idea of a fun night. But I had little choice. I glanced over at Ash. Standing beside her brother, dressed in a white gown, she really did look great. Too bad it was never, ever going to work between us. Our feelings for each other, even if she refused to admit it, had morphed into a more familial thing. Andrew looked over at me as he messed with his cuff links. His brows inched up. “I don’t even know why you’re coming to this, man.” His sister made an impatient noise in her throat. “I have to agree, but can we move this conversation inside?” She waved a slender hand at the school. “I have people I need to make jealous.” […]