Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (#55) - Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell

Waiting on Wednesday is Hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine
Dear Killer

Goodreads Summary: Rule One—Nothing is right, nothing is wrong.
Rule Two—Be careful.
Rule Three—Fight using your legs whenever possible, because they’re the strongest part of your body. Your arms are the weakest.
Rule Four—Hit to kill. The first blow should be the last, if at all possible.
Rule Five—The letters are the law.

Kit takes her role as London’s notorious “Perfect Killer” seriously. The letters and cash that come to her via a secret mailbox are not a game; choosing who to kill is not an impulse decision. Every letter she receives begins with “Dear Killer,” and every time Kit murders, she leaves a letter with the dead body. Her moral nihilism and thus her murders are a way of life—the only way of life she has ever known.

But when a letter appears in the mailbox that will have the power to topple Kit’s convictions as perfectly as she commits her murders, she must make a decision: follow the only rules she has ever known, or challenge Rule One, and go from there.

Katherine Ewell’s Dear Killer is a sinister psychological thriller that explores the thin line between good and evil, and the messiness of that inevitable moment when life contradicts everything you believe.

 Why I'm Waiting For It: This book screams "awesomesauce" all over! It's amazing how the author is so successful at age 18 and a Stanford freshman. And this book looks so good hopefully it lives up to my expectations! The plot line sounds wickedly good and I love anything thriller this year. Count me in!

Dear Killer is hitting shelves on April 1, 2014 from Katherine Tegan Books

Monday, February 24, 2014

Fresh Off The Press #13 (Feb 24 - March 2)

Welcome to Fresh Off The Press! It’s where I'll showcase all the great books hitting shelves in a week. These are all YA titles and hope you get to pick them up soon! These books are releasing from (Feb 24 - March 2)
Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott: Book Cover Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg: Book CoverThe Summer I Found You by Jolene Perry: Book Cover
Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens: Book CoverThreatened by Eliot Schrefer: Book Cover
Killer Frost by Jennifer Estep: Book CoverThe Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow: Book CoverDays of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone Series #2) by Laini Taylor: Book Cover
The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden Series #2) by Julie Kagawa: Book CoverWhite Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout: Book CoverMy Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak: Book Cover
And that's it! Hope you enjoy all these amazing reads! I'm really looking forward to Days of Blood and Starlight since I liked the first one a lot. Oooh definitely looking forward to Eternity Cure even with the idea I haven't picked up the first book! What are your picks?

Sunday, February 23, 2014

New To Shelves (#51) - Wicked Little Enders

New To Shelves is a way to share all the great books I got this whole week and to add to my TBR Pile! It also includes a roundup of what's going to happen next week on the blog. It's a new name but similar meme.

I'll be linking up to:

I had a great week this week! I got two books which I'm super excited for. In addition I'm actually drowning in a sea of homework and project blogging hasn't been a strong suit this month. Hopefully next month, March will be a bang! I'm have a new meme called, What's In My Playlist. And I'm doing great on my reading pile!
The Haul:
Enders by Lissa Price
Wicked Little Secrets by Kara Taylor
I am so EXCITED for these books! I'm dying to find out what happens to Anne in Wicked Little Secrets, the first book was so freaking amazing the cover throws you off. As for Enders, I can't wait to see how this series expands and I like the concept a lot.
If you want a button for a giveaway to a meme, please contact me! Shoot me an email at: I really want to get back to my designing roots and help fellow bloggers!
This Week on The Blog:
Coming Up This Week:
Reviews of Paper Towns, Ignite Me, and more
Waiting on Wednesday and Fresh Off The Press
And be on the lookout for my discussion post about "Blogging Etiquette"
What's On YOUR Shelves This Week?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Fresh Off The Press #12 (Feb 18 - Feb 23)

Welcome to Fresh Off The Press! It's where I'll showcase all the great books hitting shelves in a week. These are all YA titles and hope you get to pick them up soon! These books are releasing from (Feb 18 - Feb 23)
Third Strike by Heather Brewer: Book CoverPerfect Lies by Kiersten White: Book Cover
Stung by Bethany Wiggins: Book CoverFox Forever by Mary E. Pearson: Book CoverBreaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf: Book Cover
How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller: Book CoverMy Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt: Book CoverThrough to You by Emily Hainsworth: Book Cover
Great paperback this week! I'm really happy to see Through You and Breaking Beautiful out as paperback! I hope to pick them up soon and cannot wait to see how How to Lead a Life of Crime is.
Happy Reading! What reads are you excited this week?

Monday, February 17, 2014

Back & Even Better: Frozen - Melissa De La Cruz

Frozen (Heart of Dread, #1)Frozen by Melissa De La Cruz
Date Released: September 17, 2013
Publisher: Putman Juvenile

Pages: 336 pages
Format: Hardcover
Source: For Review
Rating: Really Liked! 4 Starts
Series: (Heart of Dread #1)

Goodreads Synopsis: From New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston comes this remarkable first book in a spellbinding new series about the dawn of a new kind of magic.

Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.

At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she's heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.

But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all.

From Goodreads

Frozen was those book you MUST pick up if you love Mel and her Blue Bloods series. In Frozen, she's teaming up with her husband to deliver a thrilling, riveting, and action - packed novel. She's back and Frozen was amazing!
In Frozen we meet kick ass, blackjack dealer Natasha Kestal with dreams of going into the Blue. The Blue means a rich life, one where she doesn't have to live on a day to day basis earning money with blackjack. But she's also hiding a deep secret one she doesn't even know herself. I really loved Nat! She was so assertive and moving you really get into her character and I liked watching her grow throughout the novel. She also meets no good Ryan Wesson whom she has to trust to go to the Blue. The romance aspect of Frozen was great. It wasn't that mushy love stuff, but it was great seeing that tension between them.
The action action action and action! The action part of the book was great. Mel finally grows aways from her vampires and does some kick ass scenes throught the book. I loved seeing them come alive in my head! It was the perfect balance of Mel's writing with her husband's more mature writing. Having good writing = strong characters and plot line, which was what made Frozen shined. The cast of characters are great with different personalities you get the gist of what's more to come :)
Fist pump and claps
I have to say this was my second time atempting Frozen and I made it through! The first time around I was honeslty second guessing Mel and the book, but the second time I really want to like it and I did! I cannot wait to see how Mel writes the next book in this series and I'm crossing my fingers for it to be better than the first.
I was like what again?
Frozen is a MUST READ for any fan of Mel, Blue Blood series, or looking for something to spice up their current reads. I really liked it and I cannot wait for anything else Mel has in store!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

New To Shelves (#40) - The Birthday Haul!

New To Shelves is a way to share all the great books I got this whole week and to add to my TBR Pile! It also includes a roundup of what's going to happen next week on the blog. It's a new name but similar meme.

I'll be linking up to:

This week was amazing! It was my birthday week and I did a birthday party with friends and it was great :) And in the blogging world it was amazing, with all the books I got this week! BIG THANKS to Jen @ YA Romantics & Target for these amazing books!
The Haul:
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (BIG THANKS to Jen again! Cannot wait for this one!)
Paper Towns by John Green (Target)

I really cannot wait to pick up Clockwork Princess! But I do have to pick up the second one first since I still need to remember all that stuff that happened in the book. As for Paper Towns, I'm currently reading it and I love it a lot! John Green truly knows how to tell a riveting story and it's not all formulas in this book!
And be on the lookout for my blogaversary bash coming soon!
This Week on The Blog:
Coming Up This Week:
Review of Paper Towns, Frozen, and more
Discussion Post
WoW and Follow Friday
What's New On Your Shelves? :)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (#54) - The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Waiting on Wednesday is Hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine
The Winner's Curse (Winner's Trilogy #1)

Goodreads Summary: Winning what you want may cost you everything you love

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.

But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

Why I'm Waiting For It: I LOVE Marie Rutkoski ever since her amazing Cabinet of Wonder's series which I grew up on! And seeing her brank out into YA and more serious novel I WANT THIS! The plot line sounds wickedly amazing and the cover is too die for! Ahh! She is one of my favorite authors and I cannot wait to get my hands on this!

It's So Beautiful
Cannot express this enough!

The Winner's Curse is hitting shelves on March 4, 2014!

Find The Winner's Curse On:
Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Goodreads

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Fresh Off The Press #11 (Feb 10 - Feb 16)

Welcome to Fresh Off The Press! It’s where I'll showcase all the great books hitting shelves in a week. These are all YA titles and hope you get to pick them up soon! These books are releasing from (Feb 10 - Feb 16)
Three by Kristen Simmons: Book CoverSplit Second by Kasie West: Book CoverLady Thief by A. C. Gaughen: Book Cover
Divergent Movie Tie-in Edition by Veronica Roth: Book CoverFools' Gold (Order of Darkness Series #3) by Philippa Gregory: Book CoverGrasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith: Book Cover
The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman: Book CoverFeral Curse by Cynthia Leitich Smith: Book CoverStorm by Donna Jo Napoli: Book Cover
The Tyrant's Daughter by J.C. Carleson: Book Cover
Tilt by Ellen Hopkins: Book CoverThe Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban: Book CoverAll That Glows by Ryan Graudin: Book Cover
Feral Nights by Cynthia Leitich Smith: Book CoverThe Gathering Dark by Christine Johnson: Book Cover

Those are the amazing book releasing this week! I really want to pick up The Gathering Dark and The Glass Casket! They book look great :D
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