Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#32) - Uninvited by Sophie Jordan


Waiting on Wednesday is Hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine

Uninvited (Uninvited, #1)
You can’t change your DNA…even when it says you’re a murderer.

When Davy tests positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome, aka “the kill gene,” she loses everything. Once the perfect high school senior, she is uninvited from her prep school and abandoned by her friends and boyfriend. Even her parents are now afraid of her—although she’s never hurt a fly. Davy doesn’t feel any differently, but genes don’t lie. One day she will kill someone.

Without any say in the matter, Davy is thrown into a special class for HTS carriers. She has no doubt the predictions are right about them, especially Sean, who already bears the “H” tattoo as proof of his violence. Yet when the world turns on the carriers, Sean is the only one she can trust. Maybe he’s not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly.

Why I'm Waiting For It: I am so in love with this one! I saw this on on blogger's blog, but I forgot which one, but I did remember the name and I had to make it my WoW! I love the whole concept, and I'm hoping it's going to be edgy and keeps me at the suspense of my seat! I was so disappointed when Firelight, didn't do Sophie Jordan justice. I really hope Uninvited do! Plus who doesn't love this cover?? 

Uninvited by Sophie Jordan will be released on March 2014 by HarperTeen

Find Uninvited On:
Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Goodreads

Friday, May 24, 2013

Blog Tour: (Review + Giveaway) The Rules for Disappearing - Ashley Elston


I am so thrilled to be on the blog tour for this book! I liked the book a lot and I can't wait to share with you my review!



The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston 
Date Released: May 14, 2013
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Pages: 320 pages
Format: E-ARC
Source: E-ARC for Review @ Netgalley
Rating:
Series: Standalone

Goodreads Synopsis: She’s been six different people in six different places: Madeline in Ohio, Isabelle in Missouri, Olivia in Kentucky . . . But now that she’s been transplanted to rural Louisiana, she has decided that this fake identity will be her last.

Witness Protection has taken nearly everything from her. But for now, they’ve given her a new name, Megan Rose Jones, and a horrible hair color. For the past eight months, Meg has begged her father to answer one question: What on earth did he do – or see – that landed them in this god-awful mess? Meg has just about had it with all the Suits’ rules — and her dad’s silence. If he won’t help, it’s time she got some answers for herself.

But Meg isn’t counting on Ethan Landry, an adorable Louisiana farm boy who’s too smart for his own good. He knows Meg is hiding something big. And it just might get both of them killed. As they embark on a perilous journey to free her family once and for all, Meg discovers that there’s only one rule that really matters — survival.

From Goodreads
The cover of The Rules for Disappearing really had me to be on the blog tour and the synopsis! I came into reading the book with high expectations, and it did deliver is some places just not all of them. The Rules for Disappearing with edgy, gripping, and had me at the edge of my seat! With Ashley Elston's simplistic writing, I need to pick any book of hers soon! 

I always love a good, curl-up-under-the-cover book and The Rules for Disappearing was no exception. It was so easy to be absorbed in a world that still had a touch of a possible reality but still had that Witness Protection program aspect, which I'm a total sucker for! Meg, the main character, was really relatable for be in the beginning and a bit through the middle, but she needed more of a spark to get me to start liking her even more. She had her own spice that she brought to the book. Sometimes, I wasn't really feeling where she was going with her choices. It felt like she had to do them just because and there needed to be a bigger conflict for me. But I loved the way she cared for her sister! Her relationship with Ethan was pretty good also. Ashley manages to keep her simple writing style but also add suspense and thrill to what she already has. And I loved when we got Meg into some action!

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The Rules for Disappearing was a book I liked a lot! I loved the action and thrill scenes of the book and Meg was such a great character, including Ethan and even Pearl! The book explores the journey of how changing the way you are, slowly loses what you actually are. Meg goes through a perilous journey and it's one I'd love to read again for sure! PIck it up! 

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Giveaway Time! :)

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Thanks for Shane @ Itching for Books for this amazing blog tour like always! Pick up the book and check out the other stops today:

May 24 - The Book Hookup *Review 
Big beautiful life *Review 
Ramblings of a Book Junkie *Review & Favorite Quote
The Bookshelves *Review
Wholly Books *Review & Favorite Quote


Monday, May 20, 2013

Where Did Patrick Go & Semi - Hiatus?

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I am just SO SORRY for not being in any part of the blogging world at all! It was so stressful this month, since it's known as procrastination and finals month, I have been sweating bullets! Blogging has been the last thing on my mind, even Twitter and Goodreads too! It's absolutely hard to see my blog go quiet for more than a week and I'll do my best to wrap up the month well. I'll be focusing more on posts for June, and I'm planning a big read - a -thon for summer also! 

As for book review requests, publishers, authors, and blogger, I am so sorry for not blogging or reading as fast as I normally do! I'll make June way better! For now, I'll be on a semi - hiatus, meaning if I have the time, I'll update the blog, but if I don't I won't stress at all about it :)

THANKS TO ALL THE FOLLOWERS STAYING WITH THE BLOG! *hugs*

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#31) - The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

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Waiting on Wednesday is Hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine

The Distance Between Us

Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.

Why I'm Waiting For It: With all the early reviews on The Distance Between Us, I knew I had to make it my WoW for this week! I love Kasie West's take on contemporaries, even if she wrote Pivot Point earlier this year. I love love the cover and the storyline just feels like it's so going to work well! I can't wait for this!

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The Distance Between Us by Kasie West will be released on July 2, 2013

Find The Distance Between Us On:
Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Goodreads

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Blog Tour: (Review + Playlist) Chantress - Amy Butler Greenfield


Welcome to my stop on the amazing blog tour hosted by Shane @ Itching for Books! I completely was captivated by this book and I can't wait to share my review and playlist! :)

Chantress (Chantress, #1)Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield
Date Released: May 7, 2013
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 336 Pages
Format: E-ARC
Source: For Review for Blog Tour
Rating: LOVED
Series: Chantress Trilogy #1

Goodreads Synopsis:  Lucy’s Chantress magic will make her the most powerful—and most hunted—girl in England. 

“Sing, and the darkness will find you.” This warning has haunted fifteen-year-old Lucy ever since she was eight and shipwrecked on a lonely island. Lucy’s guardian, Norrie, has lots of rules, but the most important is that Lucy must never sing. Not ever. Now it is 1667, Lucy is fifteen, and on All Hallows’ Eve, Lucy hears a tantalizing melody on the wind. She can’t help but sing—and she is swept into darkness. 

When she awakes in England, Lucy hears powerful men discussing Chantresses—women who can sing magic into the world. They are hunting her, but she escapes and finds sanctuary with the Invisible College, an organization plotting to overthrow the nefarious Lord Protector. The only person powerful enough to bring about his downfall is a Chantress. And Lucy is the last one in England. 

Lucy struggles to master the song-spells and harness her power, but the Lord Protector is moving quickly. And her feelings for Nat, an Invisible College apprentice and scientist who deeply distrusts her magic, only add to her confusion... 

Time is running out, and the fate of England hangs in the balance in this entrancing novel that is atmospheric and lyrical, dangerous and romantic.


From Goodreads


Wow...just wow!I DEVOURED this! I feel completely in love with Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield! This book was just stunning in every single way, lyrical, and absolutely absorbing! I devoured this instantly and never found myself stopping at all! Amazing! 

Chantress takes us to Lucy, the main character who is a Chantress, by discovering it all by herself. Lucy was one of the best characters I read this year! I could easily pick up the book and see everything so clear and perfect. She had her own wit and style that I just related too and she now made me set some pretty high expectation for the next book! Other characters, like Nat and the others where such an amazing cast of characters! I love love every single thing about their personalities and they brought so much fun to the book, especially as the book developed and grew. I Awesomesauce!

Another aspect I loved about Chantress, was the swept up world Amy takes you into! I am such a fan of historical fiction and all the suspense and action, Chantress delivered in those parts. I was so glad and happy to pick up Chantress and now I'm so picking up more Victorian and steampunk books also! Amy's lyrical and simplest writing shined in her book. It kept me hanging at every chapter either waiting for a Chantress spell or what happens to Lucy or any of the character! I was blown away with her details and descriptions, including a historical reference to Chantress also. :)

Overall, I LOVED LOVED Chantress so much! It was a book rich in details from the magic to the streets of England, a witty and fun main character, and the action in Victorian England! Pick this one up soon, and now this one made 2013's best book list! I am seriously so happy I was on this blog tour! And CANNOT wait for book #2!

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Now..Playlist Time!
These are songs I listened to while reading Chantress and were perfect for the book!

Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Never Let Me Go - Florence and The Machine
Feel Again - One Republic
No Light, No Light - Florence and The Machine
Ride - Lana Del Rey

Thank You So Much for Shane @ Itching for Books for the blog tour :) 

Blog Tour: (Review + Giveaway) Last Academy - Anna Applegate



Last Academy by Anna Applegate
Date Released: April 30, 2013
Publisher: Point
Pages:  330 pages
Format: ARC
Source: For Review for Blog Tour
Rating: Good
Series: Standalone

Goodreads Synopsis:Curtis Sittenfeld's PREP meets THE SIXTH SENSE in this spine-tingling, unforgettable debut.

Camden Fisher arrives at boarding school haunted by a falling-out with her best friend back home. But the manicured grounds of Lethe Academy are like nothing Cam has ever known. There are gorgeous, preppy boys wielding tennis rackets, and circles of girls with secrets to spare. Only . . . something is not quite right. One of Cam's new friends mysteriously disappears, but the teachers don't seem too concerned. Cam wakes up to strangers in her room, who then melt into the night. She is suddenly plagued by odd memories, and senses there might be something dark and terrible brewing. But what? The answer will leave Cam--and readers--stunned and breathless, in this thrilling debut novel.
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I am so happy and excited to share with you my review of The Last Academy review and a giveaway! I am so excited to be on this tour :)


The Last Academy by Anna Applegate was that type of book I knew I would instantly love because of course, it's an academy book and I love those! But after reading it, I kinda wish I hadn't sent such big expectations, but turned out to be a well-rounded, unique, and left me breathless! Anna Applegate took more of a new take on the YA, cliche "academy" books and I can't wait to see what else she will write :)

One of the things I look for in my essential YA academy books is a witty and fun heroine  I wished that for the main character, Camdam Fisher, could have been more witty and developed. In some parts, like in the beginning, I loved her but that grew less and I was just waiting for a breakthrough with her. But she did have a potential, it just need a touch more work along with the plotline and concept of the book. One thing I was really seeing in the end, was how this book would leave readers breathless. And finishing it, I was so stunned! I had to re-read the last few chapters and I was still left hanging! But that was a great part of the book, definitely :)

Another thing I didn't liked about The Last Academy, was the lack of characterization. I know some books where it was so short, but I got so much more from the characters, but it didn't work here. Like for example, Camdem has friends she meets when she arrives at the academy, and we barely get an info on them. Like maybe more gossip around the school? Or showing them slowly, because honestly I did get confused with all of them. 
Anna Applegate's writing helped tie the story together! She did a great job taking your mind to new levels and she excels at surprises in her books.

Overall, I enjoy the Last Academy! It was a book that is for certain types of readers in YA, but with a breathless ending, it's something you should check out. The Last Academy is full  of suspense, quick -breaths, and a stunning ending!

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About the Author
Anne Applegate was born in Chico, California.  Most of her childhood was spent moving across America with her family, nomad style.
When Anne was fourteen, her parents sent her to boarding school so she could spend four years in a single educational system.  As it turned out, her family then promptly settled into a small mid-western town and lived there for the next sixteen years.  Anne still hasn’t figured out if this means something.
After graduation, she went on to Tufts University in Medford, MA, where she had a wicked good time. Eventually, she  wound up back on the west coast, where she married a fantastic Californian guy.  Together, they have three children.
For the last twelve years, Anne has lived  in San Luis Obispo County.  This is by far the longest time she has stayed in any one place her whole life.  She immensely enjoys living  where 1) the sun always shines and 2) she isn’t the weirdest person in town.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (#4) - Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light & Fun


op Ten Tuesday Is Hosted @ The Brooke And The Bookish!

Today's Theme is: Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light & Fun. I love this pick for this week and we all look for a great read that is fun and light. Here are my picks in no particular order:

Top 10 Books When You Need Something Light and Fun:


The Hex Hall Series by Rachel Hawkins
I love love these books and Rachel so much! Sophie is such a fun character and she has spunk and wit that makes you laugh! There's enjoy fun and suspense for a light read :)


Rival by Sara Bennett Wealer
This book is so amazing! The rivalry and competition between two girls in this book was off the charts! I LOVED this! Pick it up if you're a fan of rivalry and music.

The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen
The first time I picked this one up, I feel completely in love with it! It has tender characters, an ease, and is just a fun book to pick up!

Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig
Where do I start with this one?! I loved Pretty Crooked! It was a mix of modern day Robin Hood that was actually done well in my opinion! I so can't wait to pick up the next one soon...if I have time..which I hope :)

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
There is no wrong picking  a vampire book for this right? Well if there isn't, Bloodlines is a great light and fun read! Sydney Sage, the main character is so fun and hilarious, it's such a treat picking this book up!


Belles by Jen Calonita
Belles is one of those reads those reads you devour in a sitting, which I completely did! The writing was fast paced and I love the characters including the plot line.



The Selection by Kiera Cass
The Selection by Kiera Cass was those types of books that has such an awesomsauce cover that makes you pick it up the second your eyes are dead set on it. Pick this one up, no need to say anything more!

The Name of This Book Is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
Even though this is not a YA title, I love this series so much! It's witty, exciting, and such a classic I always read the whole series every year. 

The Look by Sophia Bennett
One of my recent reads a while back, The Look was a one seat devourer! Everything about it was perfect and I so can't wait to see what Sophia Bennett has in store in the future :D

Anything by Sara Dessen :)

Now..what's YOUR Top Ten Tuesday? :)


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Effortless & Real: Every Day - David Levithan


Every DayEvery Day by David Levithan 
Date Released: August 28, 2012
Publisher: Knopf Books

Pages: 324 Pages
Format: ARC
Source: RandomBuzzers
Rating: Amazing
Series: Standalone! 

Goodreads Synopsis:  Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.

There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.

It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.


From Goodreads


“This is what love does: It makes you want to rewrite the world. It makes you want to choose the characters, build the scenery, guide the plot. The person you love sits across from you, and you want to do everything in your power to make it possible, endlessly possible. And when it’s just the two of you, alone in a room, you can pretend that this is how it is, this is how it will be.” 

After finishing Every Day by David Levithan, I am so happy to say he's become one of my favorite authors this year! Every Day was such a great, effortless, and real read the pushed how love has no bounds. Every character in the book was someone I could relate to and thrown in David Levithan's amazing writing, I WAS LOVING THIS ONE!

Every Day is such a unique and poignant book I was hooked on page one. David Levithan takes us to the world of A, the main character who has the ability to go into the body and lives of anyone when the day ends. A goes through so much different people, with strange personalities and he has to leave their life unchanged. But when he meets Rhiannon, A does everything to find her even when A is in a whole new body. Boy. Girl. High school student. An athlete. A could be in anyone's body. But what makes A more real, is how A expresses his feeling to Rhiannon and even dealing with a boy named, Nathan who started a who's controversy about someone taking over his body, who happens to be A. I loved A, and Rhiannon. David Levithan pushes a lot of ideas into Every Day and it was such a powerful book!

Every Day pushed a lot of boundaries between A and Rhiannon's relationship. It wasn't seeing how A was going to be in the end, but the journey he experienced with her and all of those lives. I think David Levithan took a touch of philosophy in Every Day and was done flawlessly. *Nodding* He made me think a lot about how love has no limitations and the strong with A showed just that. Pick up Every Day right now! It is a rare gem in YA! Every Day is the perfect blend of romance, limitations, and love. I loved it!


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Friday, May 3, 2013

Follow Friday (#23) - Sneak Peeks!


Today's Question: 
Give us a sneak! What are you reading? Tell us about a fun or fail scene in your current read


Right now I am so exhausted! I just finished a whole week of CST testing and it was both exhausting and tirng! It was basically a no blog week for me but since, it's now done, I can update the blog like I usually do :) Right now, I'm reading The Last Academy by Anne Applegate and Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone. I'm really mixed on The Last Academy! I just don't know how it's going to in the end when I finish it and it wasn't that type of academy book you expect, but be sure to check out my blog stop for it next week. I just started Time Between Us and I'm loving it! I can't wait to see how it goes and it looks like a good spring read :)

Also, 
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Now..What's YOUR Follow Friday? :)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#30) - Linked by Imogen Howsen



Waiting on Wednesday is Hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine


Linked
Elissa used to have it all: looks, popularity, and a bright future. But for the last three years, she’s been struggling with terrifying visions, phantom pains, and mysterious bruises that appear out of nowhere. 

Finally, she’s promised a cure: minor surgery to burn out the overactive area of her brain. But on the eve of the procedure, she discovers the shocking truth behind her hallucinations: she’s been seeing the world through another girl’s eyes. 

Elissa follows her visions, and finds a battered, broken girl on the run. A girl—Lin—who looks exactly like Elissa, down to the matching bruises. The twin sister she never knew existed. 

Now, Elissa and Lin are on the run from a government who will stop at nothing to reclaim Lin and protect the dangerous secrets she could expose—secrets that would shake the very foundation of their world. 

Riveting, thought-provoking and utterly compelling, Linked will make you question what it really means to be human.

Why I'm Waiting For It: I completely believe I'm going to finish this book in one sitting! I also love the visions aspect, even though it's a big cliche is YA, but let's be hopeful and this one is great! Plus, the cover is so stunning! 0.0 

Linked by Imogen Howson will be released on June 11, 2013 by Simon and Schuster Books

Find Linked On:
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