Saturday, June 30, 2012

Awesome New Covers (2)

This is a new thing I might start doing on the blog :)
Some people may not have seen them yet.
So, just trying to be of help!
Check out the first addition: here :)

The Covers!

  • Requiem by Lauren Oliver (Delium, #3)
  • Fragments by Dan Wells (Partials, #2)
  • Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi (Under the Never Sky, #2)
  • Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons (Article 5, #2)
  • Prodigy by Marie Lu (Legend, #2)
  • Echo by Alyson Noel (Soul Seekers, #2)

Book Hauling It Up (8)

Here with another haul :)
See what books I got this week
and be sure to leave your haul link so I can check it out!
Hope everyone had a wonderful week!

Print Books Bought/Borrowed

  • Fallen by Lauren Kate (Audio) - Library - I decided to try the audio even though I have the ebooks :)
  • Dreamland by Sarah Dessen - Bought - I really am starting to collect Sarah Dessen books!
  • Hourglass by Myra McEntire - Library - I have been wanting to read this for so long! So glad I got it.
  • Matched by Ally Condie - Library - I have wanted to read this too, but have really been procrastinating about getting it. 
  • Infamous by Sherrilyn Kenyon - Library - I have as an ebook, but wanted to read the hb when I seen it at the Library :) Already read! Loved, 5 stars! Review will be up tomorrow!
Ebooks Bought/Gifted
  • Darkness Devours by Keri Arthur - Bought - OMG! So excited to read this one  :) I have been anxiously waiting for it's release :) 
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein - Bought - I have seen some great reviews on this book and wanted to check it out.
  • Gilt by Katherine Longshore - Gifted - I don't really know much about this, but my aunt got it for me :) Has anyone read it?
  • Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne - Gifted - Was super excited when my aunt gifted me this :) I have heard great things of it and have really been wanting to read it since I seen it on Netgalley.
  • Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon - Bought - I love Kyrian in the Chronicles of Nick series and really wanted to read his book in her adult series :)
  • A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young - Bought - I have been wanting to read this for a while! I just never got around to getting it. Really excited for this one!

Friday, June 29, 2012

ReVamped by Ada Adams

(Angel Creek, #1)
by Ada Adams
Released |February 20th 2012|
Edition |Ebook|

A simple mission turned deadly.
Nineteen-year-old vampire Dawn has led a sheltered life within the confines of her father’s presidential headquarters. Upon being sent on a mission to revamp four goofy misfits into guardians of a peaceful little town of Angel Creek, Dawn believes that all her dreams have finally come true. What starts off as a simple task, turns into something unexpected, changing Dawn’s life forever and leading the action-loving, thrill-seeking vampire teen on a path of mystery, danger and intrigue.
When a human girl is kidnapped by a group of rogue vamps, Dawn discovers that there is more going on in Angel Creek than meets the eye. And it all connects to Ethan, the cute newcomer who seems too perfect to be true, Sebastian, the mysterious vampire with a turbulent past, and even Dawn herself. Dawn must not only succeed in revamping the troubled recruits, but must also prevent the vampire race from being overtaken by a malevolent villain who has a strange and obsessive fascination with her. As threat escalates, romance blooms, and ghosts from her past begin to surface, Dawn is sure of only one thing: her life will never be the same.
I love the cover of this book! It so pretty :) Just thought I'd get that out there. Now see I have been all vamped out for years now...I read too many books with them! But when a book this good comes along, it doesn't fall into the 'played out' category :) 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

(The Chemical Garden Trilogy, #1)
by Lauren DeStefano
Released |March 22nd 2011 by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers|
Edition |Audio book, 9 discs|
By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children. When Rhine is kidnapped and sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. Her husband, Linden, is hopelessly in love with her, and Rhine can’t bring herself to hate him as much as she’d like to. He opens her to a magical world of wealth and illusion she never thought existed, and it almost makes it possible to ignore the clock ticking away her short life. But Rhine quickly learns that not everything in her new husband’s strange world is what it seems. Her father-in-law, an eccentric doctor bent on finding the antidote, is hoarding corpses in the basement. Her fellow sister wives are to be trusted one day and feared the next, and Rhine is desperate to communicate to her twin brother that she is safe and alive. Will Rhine be able to escape--before her time runs out?Together with one of Linden's servants, Gabriel, Rhine attempts to escape just before her seventeenth birthday. But in a world that continues to spiral into anarchy, is there any hope for freedom?

Wow! I don't know why I procrastinated in reading this amazing story :) It was awesome! I'm so glad I already have book 2! 4.5 stars to Wither. But I must say, I think this book is for mature teens and up. 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Firelight by Sophie Jordan

(Firelight, #1)
by Sophie Jordan
Released |September 7th 2010 by HarperTeen|
Edition |Hardback, 323 pages|
Source |Library|

A hidden truth.
Mortal enemies.
Doomed love.
Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki, a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.
Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away—if it dies she will be left as a human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.
Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide.
OMG, I finally read this book and LOVED IT :D It was truly amazing. I was a fantastic read and I devoured this book in a less than a day! It was that awesome :)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Book Hauling It Up (7)

I really am going to have to see what the heck is going on with my webcam.
*Sigh* I miss making vlogs.
But anyways, on to the good stuff.
Don't for get to leave your haul links!
Library Haul

I finally got a library card! I don't know why I've been procrastinating in getting one...

  • Wither by Lauren DeStefano (Audio book) -- I actually have the paperback of this, but have just been putting it off. I've had it for a while now. Since I like audio books so much, I decided to read it as that. I'm already almost on Disc 4/9 and I start it yesterday. It's okay so far :)
  • Where She Went by Gale Forman -- Finally I have this and have already read and review it :) I'm so glad I got to complete the second part to an amazing story!
  • Firelight by Sophie Jordan -- Every time I decide to buy this book, I always ended up getting another one. But now that I have it, I've excited to read it :) This is my first book with dragon shifters.
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor -- I might take this one back because I have it as an ebook, but I have been wanting to read this one every since it released! I have read some amazing reviews on this one.
Review Books
  • Intangible by J. Meyers -- I was contacted by the author to review this book. I was really excited because I have been seeing this book around a lot of blogs lately and most liked this book! 
  • Florence by Ciye Cho -- I was also contacted by the author to review this book. It sounds so interesting :) And I have seen some great review on goodreads!

All these ebooks were a gift to me from friends :) Thanks!!!

  • This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers
  • Revived by Cat Patrick
  • XVI and Truth by Julia Karr
  • Fallen, Torment, Passion, and Rapture by Lauren Kate

Friday, June 22, 2012

Why have I not seen these yet?

Why have I not seen these cover until today 6/22/12?
I don't when all these cover reveals happened, but I am highly upset that I have not seen them yet :)
They are amazing!!!!
I can't wait for the release of all these books. I'm so excited :)
I love book covers. It's the first thing that catches my eye when I'm searching for books.
I guess I'll share which covers I'm talking about ;)
Tell me what you think of them and which one is your fave?
I can't choose...

Where She Went by Gale Forman

Where She Went
(If I Stay, #2)
by Gale Forman
Released |April 5th 2011 by Dutton Juvenile|
Edition |Hardback, 274 pages|
Source |Library|
It's been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever.
Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future-and each other.
Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I StayWhere She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.

I don't know why I have continued to push off reading this book for so long. I've been wanting to dig into it for a while, but I always choose another book over it. Why? But now that I have read it, I'm so glad I finally did. To get the second part to an amazing story!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Some Excitement In My Life :)

OMG, I have just been thinking of some of the books I am excited for, for 2013.
These actually have covers :) I just can't contain my excitement. Here are three books that I am excited for.
I was bored and decided to post this. But, I just can't wait! Can 2013 get here a little faster? Please and thank you!

Ahhhh!!! --Light by Michael Grant-- Isn't this the final book in the series! How will it all end?! Oh, the suspense! I CANNOT wait to read this. A little weird huh?! Gone, Hunger, Lies, Plague, Fear, and then Light.... lol

Lover At Last by J.R. Ward!!!!!!
Well it's about gotdamn time Qhuinn and Blay get their damn story! THIS is probably the most anticipated Black Dagger Brotherhood book to come :) OMG! I cannot contain my excited. Where will Ward takes us. We just got off an emotional roller coaster with Tohr. I need these two to get it together :D

The Rising by Kelley Armstrong!! I just now, two days ago, seen the cover for this book :) I like how the same girl is on all the covers. Hopefully this book is better than The Calling. I liked The Calling, but it was kind of a disappointment. So, hopefully this one is waayyy better!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead

The Golden Lily
(Bloodlines, #2)
by Richelle Mead
Released |June 12th 2012 by Razorbill|
Edition |Hardback, 418 pages|
The second thrilling installment in Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy spinoff series
Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students--children of the wealthy and powerful--carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie, and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought.
Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Richelle Mead's breathtaking Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive. In this second book, the drama is hotter, the romances are steamier, and the stakes are even higher.

Great Sequel to an amazing series! Props to Richelle Mead for continuing on with an amazing series. I still liked Bloodlines better, but The Golden Lily was still really really good! I definitely think that those who've read Bloodlines need to hurry and read this one. And if you have not read the Vampire Academy series, you don't know what you've been missing!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by: The Broke and the Bookish
Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List
I will be showing you a list of the books on my summer tbr list :)
This list is not in any particular order and all may not be read this summer.
BUT I'm hoping! Fingers crossed :D

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Book Hauling It Up (6)

Hey everyone,
Here with another day of Book Hauling It Up.
My webcam was not working AGAIN. So no video this week.
But I will be posting what I got  :) Don't forget to leave your links! 
I'm so excited for this week's haul.

Print Books
  •  Stolen by Kelley Armstrong - #2 in her Women of the Otherworld series. I've already read this series (well clay and elena's books).
  • The Golden Lily by Richelle Meads - #2 Bloodlines series :) I'm so excited! I've already started it.
Ebooks Bought/Gifted/Review

  • Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan - For Review/Blog Tour
  • Revamped by Ada Adams - :) Really excited for this! Thanks to my aunt, I've been bugging her about this.
  • Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout - Lux #1, already read :) 5 stars it was amazing! I had to get this because everyone was talking about this series. Can't wait for Onyx :)
  • Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout - A novella I think. Will be an upcoming read :) Thanks again to my aunt!
  • Kiss the Dead by Laurell K. Hamilton - Anita Blake #21 I believe lol Yes I am still sticking with this series. Hopefully there's some Jean Claude in this one :)
  • For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund - I loved the cover :) Enough said lol

Thursday, June 14, 2012

From You To Me (4)

 About - From Me To You
From me to you is something that I decided to do on my blog. Where I talk about a certain topic that people may have asked me or that is a topic going around on blogs! I hope everyone enjoys this :) It's something I just decided to do. Keep in mind these thoughts are just my opinions and experiences with book blogging from me to you :) I'm going to try to do these weekly or maybe every two weeks. I don't know how that will go.
This Week's Topic

When do I decide to buy the ebook over print book...

When it comes to a series and I have started them in ebooks and don't have any in hardback/paperback, then I will continue the series as ebooks. It would be pointless, in my eyes, to have book 5 in a series sitting on your bookshelf when the rest of the books are on your kindle lol :) That's my logic! I actually have some series like that where I have one or two books of the series on my bookshelf and the rest on my kindle. I now feel the need to go out and buy the rest of the series even though I already have the books, but just to complete them on my bookshelf. If that makes any sense whatsoever :D

I also decide to buy ebooks when I'm broke. Yes, sometimes money does have to factor in and ebooks are cheaper, so Idk. That's how I do lol

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

(Lux, #1)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Released |May 8th 2012 by Entangled Teen|
Edition |Ebook|
Starting over sucks.
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth.
Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens.
The hot alien living next door marks me.
You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.
If I don't kill him first, that is.

This book was such a refreshing read :) Omg, Daemon! *Swoon* I devoured this book in a matter of a day and a half :) That's how amazing it was! It was a quick and fantastic read. This a book that kept you on your toes, that made you laugh, and that had romance and built of frustrations that could last for months :)

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Calling by Kelley Armstrong

The Calling 
(Darkness Rising, #2)
by Kelley Armstong
Released |April 10th 2012 by HarperCollins|
Edition |Ebook|
Maya and her friends--all of whom have supernatural powers--have been kidnapped after fleeing from a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set, and after a terrifying helicopter crash they find themselves pursued by evildoers in the Vancouver Island wilderness.
This is the second installment in the Darkness Rising series by Kelley Armstrong. The book was pretty good, but not what I thought it would be. It was adventurous, but there were some elements to the book I felt were missing.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

500 Followers Giveaway

Hey everyone,
I am now having my 500 Followers giveaway!!!
I never thought I would reach this many followers when I first started blogging :)
This is an International giveaway. If the book depository ships to your country you are can enter!
There will be one winner. Your book will either come from amazon or the book depository.
There is a will be a list of books you can choose from. Each is a 2012 release.
Book Choices

Elemental by Brigid Kemmerer

(Elementals, #0.5)
by Brigid Kemmerer
Released |March 27th 2012 by K Teen (Kensington)| 
Edition |Ebook|
Earth, Fire, Air, Water – they are more than you dream.

As an air Elemental, 17-year-old Emily Morgan doesn’t have much power. That’s okay—she knows what happens to kids who do.

Like Michael Merrick. He’s an earth Elemental, one with enough power to level cities. Which makes him sexy. Dangerous. And completely off limits. At least according to Emily’s family.

But her summer job puts her in close contact with Michael, and neither of them can help the attraction they feel. When forces of nature like theirs collide, one misstep could get someone killed. Because Emily’s family doesn’t just want her to stay away from him.

They want him dead.
I thought this was a great novella to start of this Elemental series :) Considering I read Storm before Elemental, I now get a deeper look into why Michael was the way he was in Storm.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Book Hauling It Up (5)

Hey everyone,
Back with another Book Haul :)
This week all the books were ebooks.
I got 2 review books and the rest purchased!
Don't forget to leave your links :) 

Books Mentioned

Friday, June 8, 2012

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

City of Lost Souls
(The Mortal Instruments, #5)
by Cassandra Clare
Released |May 8th 2012 by Margaret K. McElderr|
Edition |Ebook|
The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from her captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing–but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their knees.

No magic the Clave can summon can locate either boy, but Jace cannot stay away—not from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith’s dying magic has wrought—Jace is no longer the boy she loved. He and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become what he most feared: a true servant of Valentine’s evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. Will the Shadowhunters hesitate to kill one of their own?

Only a small band of Clary and Jace’s friends and family believe that Jace can still be saved — and that the fate of the Shadowhunters’ future may hinge on that salvation. They must defy the Clave and strike out on their own. Alec, Magnus, Simon and Isabelle must work together to save Jace: bargaining with the sinister Faerie Queen, contemplating deals with demons, and turning at last to the Iron Sisters, the reclusive and merciless weapons makers for the Shadowhunters, who tell them that no weapon on this earth can sever the bond between Sebastian and Jace. Their only chance of cutting Jace free is to challenge Heaven and Hell — a risk that could claim any, or all, of their lives.

And they must do it without Clary. For Clary has gone into the heart of darkness, to play a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing the game is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she even still trust him? Or is he truly lost? What price is too high to pay, even for love?

Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

This book surprised me. I didn't know what to expect going into the fifth book of The Mortal Instruments series. I've been anxiously awaiting its release for a year! I was hearing so many mixed reviews about it, I didn't know what to expect. But the anxiety is over, and you know what, I loved it! :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Itching To Get My Hands On (15)

(Velveteen, #1) 
by Daniel Marks
Released |October 9th 2012 by Random House Children's Books|
Edition |Hardcover, 464 pages|
Velveteen Monroe is dead. At 16, she was kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw. But that's not the problem.
The problem is she landed in purgatory. And while it's not a fiery inferno, it's certainly no heaven. It's gray, ashen, and crumbling more and more by the day, and everyone has a job to do. Which doesn't leave Velveteen much time to do anything about what's really on her mind.
Velveteen aches to deliver the bloody punishment her killer deserves. And she's figured out just how to do it. She'll haunt him for the rest of his days.
It'll be brutal . . . and awesome.
But crossing the divide between the living and the dead has devastating consequences. Velveteen's obsessive haunting cracks the foundations of purgatory and jeopardizes her very soul. A risk she's willing to take—except fate has just given her reason to stick around: an unreasonably hot and completely off-limits coworker.
Velveteen can't help herself when it comes to breaking rules . . . or getting revenge. And she just might be angry enough to take everyone down with her.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

(The Elemental Series, #1)
by Brigid Kemmerer
Released |April 24th 2012 by Kensington|
Edition |Ebook|
Earth, Fire, Air, Water – they have more power than you dream.

Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her, Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys—all the ones she doesn't want. Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water—just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They’re powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death.

And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca.

Secrets are hard to keep when your life’s at stake. When Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, Becca thinks she can trust him. But then Hunter goes head-to-head with Chris, and Becca wonders who’s hiding the most dangerous truth of all.

The storm is coming . . .

This book was AMAZING :) It was an awesome read! I finished this book in a day, it was just that awesome! A definite recommendation. I recommend this book to all you YA lovers :) A must read!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I'd Take on a Deserted Island (15)

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by: The Broke and the Bookish
These are my Top Ten Books I'd take on a deserted island. It was kind of hard to choose!
I included romance, of course, entertainment, and at least books with a little bit of survival in them :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Dark Companion by Marta Acosta

Dark Companion
by Marta Acosta
Released |July 3rd 2012 by Tom Doherty Associates|
Edition |E-ARC|
Source |NetGalley|
Orphaned at the age of six, Jane Williams has grown up in a series of foster homes, learning to survive in the shadows of life. Through hard work and determination, she manages to win a scholarship to the exclusive Birch Grove Academy. There, for the first time, Jane finds herself accepted by a group of friends. She even starts tutoring the headmistress’s gorgeous son, Lucien. Things seem too good to be true.
They are.

The more she learns about Birch Grove’s recent past, the more Jane comes to suspect that there is something sinister going on. Why did the wife of a popular teacher kill herself? What happened to the former scholarship student, whose place Jane took? Why does Lucien’s brother, Jack, seem to dislike her so much?

As Jane begins to piece together the answers to the puzzle, she must find out why she was brought to Birch Grove—and what she would risk to stay there….
This book was something so out of the ordinary for me :) It was a good book, but it had some very weird and different elements to it that I have never read in a book before.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Book Hauling It Up (4)

I couldn't make an book haul vlog this week.
I didn't have the time so I'm just going to post pics!
Don't forget to leave your links :)

Dark Visions by L.J. Smith
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
I got these from my used bookstore for $1 each. I could not pass that up!
The Candidates by Inara Scott
Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck
Both of these are ebooks  gifted to me by my aunt :) She's awesome! 
I've been wanting to read Tiger's Curse for a while.