Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Blog Tour: The Grimm Chronicles

The Grimm Chronicles
Ken Brosky

200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm unleashed their stories upon the world. Literally. Now the characters of the Grimms' stories walk among us. With every day that passes, they grow more evil. They are the Corrupted, and only a hero can stop them.

For 18-year-old Alice Goodenough, that means taking precious time off from her summer vacation. In addition to volunteering at the local library, Alice must stop the Corrupted who are now actively hunting her down. With the help of her magic pen and her trusty rabbit friend, the world has suddenly gotten a lot more complex. The Corrupted are everywhere, and only Alice can see them for what they truly are.

Author Interview:
1.Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Sure! I received my Master's Degree in fiction writing from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. I've had about a dozen short stories published, and my co-author and I have been working on The Grimm Chronicles for about a year now. We're very much enjoying it. I like reading fiction that lets me look at lives that I'm not used to and takes me to places I wouldn't normally go to (or can't go to). Right now I'm listening to Jack White on my record player. Outside, a block away, a new library is being built. This is generally awesome, except for the truck that keeps backing up and making beep-beep-beep noises. That is generally annoying.

Waiting on Wednesday: If I Should Die

Waiting on Wednesday's is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

If I Should Die
Amy Plum
Revenants #3
May 7, 2013

I will not lose another person I love. I will not let history repeat itself.

Vincent waited lifetimes to find me, but in an instant our future together was shattered. He was betrayed by someone we both called a friend, and I lost him. Now our enemy is determined to rule over France’s immortals, and willing to wage a war to get what they want.

It shouldn't be possible, none of it should be, but this is my reality. I know Vincent is somewhere out there, I know he’s not completely gone, and I will do anything to save him.

After what we've already fought to achieve, a life without Vincent is unimaginable. He once swore to avoid dying—to go against his nature and forsake sacrificing himself for others—so that we could be together. How can I not risk everything to bring my love back to me?
(Summary from Goodreads)

I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK! I love this series!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Review: Wolfsbane

Andrea Cremer
Nightshade #2

Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemy, and she's certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer–one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack–and the man–she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.(Summary from Goodreads)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Review: Prodigal

Rektok Ross

It was supposed to be Lexy Quinn’s year.

The hard-working wallflower has finally landed the coveted spot as Editor of her school’s newspaper. Then the rug is ripped out from under her when she finds out her mom is sick, and the family is moving half-way across the country to Preston Hills, Texas. Lexy can’t think of a worse place to be than at a school full of snobby rich kids where she’ll have to start all over to get people to notice her writing, or–who is she kidding?—notice her at all.

When the most swoon-worthy boy in town, who also happens to be the jock celebrity quarterback, gives her an exclusive interview, Lexy’s life takes an unexpected turn. Ash Preston is the perfect guy and, even better, he sees Lexy as she wants to be seen. But can she trust him?
(Summary from Goodreads)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Stacking the Shelves: Vampires, Lullabies, and Erasing Time

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It's a great way to show other people the books that you've bought or received for the past week! 

Bought (Used):

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Review: Beautiful Disaster

Beautiful Disaster
Jamie McGuire

Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Teaser Tuesday #11: Nightshade

Andrea Cremer
Nightshade #1

Calla is the alpha female of a shape-shifting wolf pack. She is destined to marry Ren Laroche, the pack's alpha male. Together, they would rule their pack together, guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But then, Calla saves a beautiful human boy, who captures her heart. Calla begins to question everything - her fate, her existence, and her world and the orders the Keepers have asked her to follow. She will have to make a choice. But will she follow her heart if it means losing everything, including her own life?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Quote Unquote: The Fault in Our Stars

Quote Unquote is a series of posts of my favorite quotes from certain books. This time I am doing The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. This book was amazing!!!! I smiled, laughed, and definitely cried.... more like bawled. I even teared up a bit retyping these. And it was infinitely hard to narrow these down but I manged to get it down to ten. This book was an emotional roller coaster but I loved it. There were many inspirational and touching quotes and these are some of my favorites:

~“I'm in love with you," he said quietly.
"Augustus," I said.
"I am," he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. "I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you.”

Friday, February 15, 2013

Review: White Cat

White Cat
Holly Black
The Curse Workers #1

Cassel comes from a family of Curse Workers - people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they're all criminals. Many become mobsters and con artists. But not Cassel. He hasn't got magic, so he's an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail - he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.

Cassel has carefully built up a facade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his facade starts to crumble when he finds himself sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He's noticing other disturbing things too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him. As Cassel begins to suspect he's part of a huge con game, he must unravel his past and his memories. To find out the truth, Cassel will have to out-con the conmen.

(Summary from Goodreads)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Dead Silence

Waiting on Wednesday's is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Dead Silence
Kimberly Derting
The Body Finder #4
April 16, 2013

Violet thought she’d made peace with her unique ability to sense the echoes of the dead and the imprints that cling to their killers…that is until she acquired an imprint of her own. Forced to carry a reminder of the horrible events of her kidnapping, Violet is more determined than ever to lead a normal life. However, the people who run the special investigative team Violet works for have no intention of letting her go.

When someone close to Violet becomes a suspect in a horrific murder, she finds herself pulled into a deadly hunt for a madman with an army of devoted followers. Violet has survived dangerous situations before, but she quickly discovers that protecting those closest to her is far more difficult than protecting herself.

(Summary from Goodreads)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Cover Differences: Lock and Key

A lot of the times a book will have different covers in different countries or just different editions. In this post I am going to feature the different covers for Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen.

1st Edition

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Stacking the Shelves: Prodigies, Queens, and Shadows

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It's a great way to show other people the books that you've bought or received for the past week!

Marie Lu

Shadow Kiss
Richelle Mead

The Iron Queen
Julie Kagawa

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Quick Reviews: Crash and Clash

Nicole Williams
Crash #1

Jude Ryder and Lucy Larson are this generation's Romeo and Juliet: Explosive. Sizzling. Tragic.
A steamy summer encounter with bad boy Jude means trouble for Lucy. Her sights are set on becoming a ballerina, and she won't let anything get in her way . . . except Jude.
He's got a rap sheet, dangerous mood swings, and a name that's been sighed, shouted, and cursed by who knows how many girls.
Jude's a cancer, the kind of guy who's fated to ruin the lives of girls like Lucy—and he tells her so.
But as rumors run rampant and reputations are destroyed, Lucy's not listening to Jude's warning. Is tragedy waiting in the wings?

Nicole Williams
Crash #2

Their Romeo-and-Juliet-level passion is the only thing Jude and Lucy agree on. That, and fighting all the time . . .
Also not helping? Lucy's raging jealousy of the cheerleader who's wormed her way into Jude's life.
While trying to hang on to her quintessential bad boy and also training to be the top ballet dancer in her class, Lucy knows something's going to give . . . soon.
How can she live without the boy she loves? How can she live with herself if she gives up on her dreams? If Lucy doesn't make the right choice, she could lose everything.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Teaser Tuesday #10: Feeling Sorry for Celia

Feeling Sorry for Celia
Jaclyn Moriarty
Ashbury/Brookfield #1

Life is pretty complicated for Elizabeth Clarry. Her best friend Celia keeps disappearing, her absent father suddenly reappears, and her communication with her mother consists entirely of wacky notes left on the fridge. On top of everything else, because her English teacher wants to rekindle the "Joy of the Envelope," a Complete and Utter Stranger knows more about Elizabeth than anyone else.

But Elizabeth is on the verge of some major changes. She may lose her best friend, find a wonderful new friend, kiss the sexiest guy alive, and run in a marathon.
So much can happen in the time it takes to write a letter...

Monday, February 4, 2013

Update: February 2013

Hey guys! I just wanted to share a few updates on the blog with you.

~First I have a new header! The generic header was annoying me. It took a little while to figure out how to make a header but I figured it out, Gahh I love it!

~I have also have a button now!! Feel free to grab it if you want...and if you do be sure to let me know! Its on the side bar --->

~ You can now also follow my blog by email! Also on the side bar ---->

~You can search for something either by the search bar or by labels.

~I will start posting updates on twitter. You can find the link under the contact me tab.

So, that's it for now. Let me know what you think!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Review: Unwind

Neal Shusterman
Unwind #1

Connor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives.
The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child "unwound," whereby all of the child's organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn't technically end. Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state is not enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape and to survive.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Monthly Recap: January 2013

This year I am going to begin to do a monthly recap post. I will say the books I read, the books I reviewed, a challenge update, and a few other things.

Books Read:
  1. Wicked Business- Janet Evanovich
  2. Frostbite- Richelle Mead
  3. The Year of Secret Assignments- Jaclyn Moriarty
  4. Crash- Nicole Williams
  5. Clash- Nicole Williams
  6. White Cat- Holly Back
  7. Unwind- Neal Shusterman
  8. An Abundance of Katherines- John Green
  9. Lockdown- Alexander Gordon Smith
Books Reviewed:
  1. Frostbite- Richelle Mead
  2. Wicked Business- Janet Evanovich
  3. The Year of Secret Assignments- Jaclyn Moriarty