Partials By Dan Wells Release Date: 02/28/12 Hardcover/e-book 472 pages Book Description from Amazon: The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out. Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic-in-training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws have pushed what’s left of humanity to the brink of civil war, and she’s not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will find that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them—connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there. Dan Wells, acclaimed author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, takes readers on a pulsepounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question—one where our humanity is both our greatest liability and our […]
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) By Leigh Bardugo Release Date: 06/05/12 Hardcover/e-book 368 pages Description from Goodreads: Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near-impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one unlikely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life– a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha… and the secrets of her heart. Starling (Starling #1) By Lesley Livingston Release Date: 08/28/12 Hardcover/e-book 252 pages Description from Goodreads: “Love is just the beginning… of the end.” Mason Starling is a champion fencer for Gosforth Academy, but she’s never had to fight for her life. Until now. When a ferocious storm rips through Manhattan and unleashes terrifying creatures onto Gosforth’s […]
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list. Last week was a slow with me as I was out of town. Here is what I read last week: Deadly Little Voices by Laurie Faria Stolarz Partials by Dan Wells (OMG, you gotta get this book!) Both reviews will be up by tomorrow! Currently Reading: Shadows: A Lux prequel novella by Jennifer L. Armentrout This week I plan on reading: Delirium by Lauren Oliver (re-read) Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver Always You by Shilpa Mudiganti *** Here are some posts you may have missed from last week:(Click on the titles to follow the links) Review of Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz Review of Deadly Little Lies by Laurie Faria Stolarz Interview with Author Catherine McKenzie Some pretty awesome Cover Reveals!
Deadly Little Games: A Touch Novel By Laurie Faria Stolarz Hardcover/Paperback/e-book 320 pages Book Description from Amazon: High school juniors Camelia and Ben have discovered a powerful bond: they both possess the power of psychometry, the ability to see the future through touch. For Ben, the gift is a frightening liability. When he senses a strong threat or betrayal, he risks losing control. Camelia’s gift is more mysterious. When she works with clay, her hands sculpt messages her mind doesn’t yet comprehend. Before either one has a chance to fully grasp their abilities, a new danger surfaces, but this time, Camelia is not the target. Adam, a familiar face from Ben’s past, is drawn into a puzzle he can’t solve…and his life is on the line. As the clues pile up, Camelia must decide whether to help him and risk losing Ben or do nothing and suffer the consequences. But in these games, who can be trusted? The stakes only get higher in Deadly Little Games, the thrilling third Touch novel by Laurie Faria Stolarz. *** Discovering her new psychometric abilities has been hard for our poor little Chameleon. (Her nickname, which I love!) Not only does she not understand her abilities or when she sculpts “premonitions” from the future, but she also fears that she will not be able to handle it and will end up crazy because of it like her Aunt Alexia. Camelia and Ben are back […]
Pandemonium: A Delirium Novel by Lauren Oliver – Release Date 02/28 Partials by Dan Wells – Release Date 02/28 Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby – Release Date 02/28 Torn: A Trylle Story by Amanda Hocking– Release Date 02/28 When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen – Release Date 02/28 A Touch Morbid (A Touch Mortal) by Leah Clifford – Release Date 02/28 Riding Out the Storm by Sis Boulos Deans – Release Date 02/28 Allegiance by Cayla Kluver – Release Date 02/28 The Goddess Hunt: Novella – Release Date 03/01 *** Which books are you exited for the most? I can’t wait for Pandemonium! I finished reading Partials yesterday and it is AMAZING! Review to come…
Meme created by Kristi at The Story Siren, that features books I’ve received/purchased/borrowed during the current week. I’m very excited over my mailbox this week! Here’s what I got: I bought The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter I received an ARC of Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter! (I had already received a copy through NetGalley but it’s always awesome to get the actual book) A big thank you to Harlequin Teen! Books I Bought This Week: Fever: Book Two in The Chemical Graden series by Lauren DeStefano Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally Books For My Kindle: Shadows: A Lux Novella by Jennifer L. Armentrout Books I Received For Review: Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby – Release Date: 02/28/12 Chosen Ones by Tiffany Truitt –Release Date: 04/01/12 (Received by Entangled Publishing as part of Blog Tour!) The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry – Release Date: 05/01/12 Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore –Release Date: 05/29/12 Dead Reckoning by Mercedes Lackey – Release Date: 06/05/12 Ordinary Magic by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway – Release Date: 05/08/12 What did you get this week? Leave a link to your IMM… *** Here are some post you may have missed this week: Click here to read my review of Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz Click here to read my reviews of Deadly Little Lies by Laurie Faria Stolarz Click here for my exclusive interview with Catherine McKenzie and […]
He looked me straight on. “You are a terrible liar. You do want this. Just as badly as I do.” My mouth opened, but no words came out. “You want this as badly as you want to go to ALA this winter.” Now my jaw was on the floor. “You don’t even know what ALA is!” “American Library Association midwinter event,” he said, grinning proudly. “Saw you obsessing over it on your blog before you got sick. I’m pretty sure you said you’d give up your firstborn child to go.” Yeah, I kind of did say that. Daemon eyes flashed. “Anyway, back to the whole you wanting me part.” I shook my head, dumbfounded. “You do want me.” Taking a deep breath, I struggled with my temper… and my amusement. “You are way too confident.” “I’m confident enough to wager a bet.” “You can’t be serious.” He grinned. “I bet that by New Year’s Day, you will have admitted that you’re madly, deeply, and irrevocably—” “Wow. Want to throw another adverb out there?” My cheeks were burning. “How about irresistibly?” I rolled my eyes and muttered, “I’m surprised you know what an adverb is.” “Stop distracting me, Kitten. Back to my bet—by New Year’s Day, you’ll have admitted that you’re madly, deeply, irrevocably, andirresistibly in love with me.” Stunned, I choked on my laugh. “And that you dream about me.” He released […]
Deadly Little Lies: Touch Book 2 By Laurie Faria Stolarz Hardcover/Paperback/e-book 288 pages Book Description from Amazon: Last fall, sixteen-year-old Camelia fell for Ben, the mysterious new boy at school who turned out to have a very mysterious gift–pyschometry, the ability to sense the future through touch. But just as Camelia and Ben’s romance began to heat up, he abruptly left town. Brokenhearted, Camelia has spent the last few months studying everything she can about psychometry, and experiencing her own strange brushes with premonition. Camelia wonders if Ben’s abilities have somehow rubbed off on her. Can the power of psychometry be transferred? Even once Ben returns to school, Camelia can’t get close enough to share her secret with him. Despite the romantic tension between them, Ben remains aloof, avoiding contact. Then when an unexpected kiss leads to a frightening argument, Camelia makes the painful decision to let Ben go and move on. Adam, the hot new guy at work, seems good for her in ways Ben wasn’t. Adam is easygoing, and seems to really care about her. But when Camelia and Adam start dating, a surprising love triangle results. A chilling sequence of events upturns secrets from Ben’s past–and Adam’s. Someone is lying, and it’s up to Camelia to figure out who—before it’s too late. *** Just as Camelia was trying to move on from Ben after he left town, and their relationship months ago, she learns that he’s coming back. She […]
Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel of Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read! It’s a great way to meet new blogger friends! Q: Activity!!! Take a picture or describe where you love to read the most… Jeez, what is my favorite place to read? Um…ANYWHERE! I seriously read everywhere. I read in the car on the way to work and on the way back (while my boyfriend drives!), I read at my desk during lunch at work, I read meanwhile I’m making food at home, I read meanwhile I eat dinner, I read in my room, my bed, the sofa, while I’m putting my girls to bed but my favorite plays to read is probably in my closet. I have a big walk-in closet with a big desk that is right next to my bookcase and also has my laptop to blog away. I love sitting on my chair and putting my feet up on my desk to read. My dream is to have an awesome nook book space like the ones below to read, but until then as long as I have a good book, any place will do. What about you?
Here are a couple of cover reveals that you may have missed, enjoy! Defiance By C.J. Redwine Book Description: Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her. At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared. As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, […]
Today I am happy to have the chance to interview Catherine McKenzie, author of Spin. Click here to read my review of Spin and make sure to add it to your TBR list, it’s a must have! Spin By Catherine McKenzie Release Date: 02/07/12 Paperback/e-book 448 pages Book Description from Amazon: Kate’s To-Do List: 1. Go to rehab 2. Befriend/spy on “It Girl” 3. Write killer expose 4. Land dream job Piece of cake! When Kate Sandford lands an interview at her favorite music magazine, The Line, it’s the chance of a lifetime. So Kate goes out to celebrate—and shows up still drunk to the interview the next morning. It’s no surprise that she doesn’t get the job, but her performance has convinced the editors that she’d be perfect for an undercover assignment for their gossip rag. All Kate has to do is follow “It Girl” Amber Sheppard into rehab. If she can get the inside scoop—and complete the thirty-day program—they’ll reconsider her for the position at The Line. Kate takes the assignment, but when real friendships start to develop, she has to decide if what she has to gain is worth the price she’ll have to pay. *** 1. Besides the alcohol, what would you say is Katie’s biggest weakness? I think Katie’s real weakness is that she has a lack of self-awareness. Though she knows on the surface […]
I’m sure some of you may have seen the cover for the 4th and final book in the Demon Trappers series by Jana Oliver on Goodreads. I talked to Jana about it a little while ago and she clarified that that is indeed the book cover for the UK version and that the US cover will be different. I think the title might also be different too. I’m excited to see the US cover and can’t wait to read it! The Demon Trappers Series is one of my FAVORITE series, probably in the top 5. If you haven’t heard of these books click on the links below to read more information and make sure you add them to your TBR list!
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week’s Waiting on Wednesday picks are: Sappphire Blue By Kerstin Gier Release Date: 10/30/12 Hardcover/e-book 368 pages Book Description from Amazon: Gwen’s life has been a rollercoaster since she discovered she was the Ruby, the final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. In between searching through history for the other time-travelers and asking for a bit of their blood (gross!), she’s been trying to figure out what all the mysteries and prophecies surrounding the Circle really mean. At least Gwen has plenty of help. Her best friend Lesley follows every lead diligently on the Internet. James the ghost teaches Gwen how to fit in at an eighteenth century party. And Xemerius, the gargoyle demon who has been following Gwen since he caught her kissing Gideon in a church, offers advice on everything. Oh, yes. And of course there is Gideon, the Diamond. One minute he’s very warm indeed; the next he’s freezing cold. Gwen’s not sure what’s going on there, but she’s pretty much destined to find out. Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin, Book I (His Fair Assassin Trilogy) By R.L. LaFevers Release Date: 04/03/12 Hardcover/e-book 560 pages Book Description from Amazon: Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf? Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the […]
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: Partials by Dan Wells Teaser #1: -The average lifespan of a human child, in the time since the Break, was fifty-six hours. They didn’t even name them anymore. Teaser #2: -No matter how they spun it, no matter how much they tried to focus on the positives, the ugly thruth was that there simply weren’t any children anymore. They were closing the school because they had run out of students. The teachers had done their job, but the doctors hadn’t. Leave a link for your Teaser Tuesday post…
Deadly Little Secret: A Touch Novel By Laurie Faria Stolarz Hardcover/Paperback/e-book 272 pages Book Description from Amazon: Some secrets shouldn’t be kept… Until three months ago, everything in sixteen-year-old Camelia’s life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades, an okay relationship with her parents, and a pretty cool part-time job at the art studio downtown. But when a mysterious boy named Ben starts junior year at her high school, Camelia’s life becomes anything but ordinary. Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend’s accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She’s reluctant to believe he’s trouble, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. Instead, she’s inexplicably drawn to Ben…and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help—but can he be trusted? She knows he’s hiding something… but he’s not the only one with a secret. From the best-selling author of Blue is for Nightmares comes a new series that’s sure to be a thrilling and chilling teen favorite. *** *** I have to start my review with this: although the first 2-3 pages have a scene that is similar to one in Twilight, this book is nothing like that and neither are the characters. I wish people would stop comparing all these great books to Twilight! Um, okay…vent over. Camelia […]
Fever (The Chemical Garden) by Lauren DeStefano – 02/21/12 Double by Jenny Valentine – 02/21/12 Shadows: A Lux prequel novella by Jennifer L. Armentrout – 02/21/12 A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton – 02/21/12 The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg – 02/21/12 Faery Tales and Nightmares by Melissa Marr – 02/21/12 Which books are you looking forward to the most this week? I’m REALLY looking forward to Fever and Shadows!
In My Mailbox! 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: I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella Books I Bought for my Kindle this week: Existence (Existence Trilogy Book One) by Abbi Glines Books I Received for Review: Unbreak by Heart by Melissa Walker 05/22/12 Burn Mark by Laura Powell 06/19/12 The Nightmare Garden: The Iron Codex Book Two by Caitlin Kittredge Swag! Jessica Spotswood was awesome enough to send me some Born Wicked swag to giveaway in March when I interview her. I got some beautiful signed bookmarks, magnets and stickers. Stay tuned for more info on how to win! What did you get this week? *** Reviews you may have missed… Click here to read my review of Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley! Click here to read my review of Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood! And make sure to check my latest post to check out the revamped book cover for Onyx and read an excerpt for Shadows! (If you haven’t seen it already) I was in Vegas for the weekend so I’ll catch up on my reviews this week!
Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel of Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read! It’s a great way to meet new blogger friends! This week’s question: Q: I like unique names for characters and am looking forward to coming up with some when I start writing. What’s the most unique character name you’ve come across? I guess I’m kind of stuck in the middle. I have a hard name to pronounce (for other people at least) that sometimes I wish my name was a little bit more common like Stephanie or Jessica. But I guess I’ve gotten used to it now. By the way I guess the easiest way to pronounce my name is Nah-ray-duh…it’s still not right though. I like unique names but at the same time I don’t like when they are too far out there. Such as Patch from the Hush, Hush series. Patch is one of my FAVORITE male characters but I just can’t get over his name, it’s a little bit too weird for me. His first name isn’t any better either. I still love him though… I’ve always like the name Zara from the Need series by Carrie Jones. It’s not too common or weird but changing the S to a Z makes it unique.