Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Massive Cover Alert post!

Give them a gander......(Click on Images to go to goodreads)

Did I miss any? 

Friday, February 24, 2012

Review: Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters

Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters
Laugh-out-loud funny high school drama - perfect for fans of Lauren Myracle and Meg Cabot
Let's say you're fourteen and live in New York City. You'd think your life would be like a glamorous TV show, right? And yet . . . You don't have a checking account, much less a personal Black American Express card. You've never been to a club, and the only couture in your closet is a Halloween costume your mom made from an old laundry bag.
In other words? You're Kelsey Finkelstein - fourteen and frustrated. Every time she tries to live up to her awesome potential, her plans are foiled. Kelsey wants to rebrand herself for high school to make the kind of mark she knows is her destiny. But just because Kelsey has a plan for greatness . . . it doesn't mean the rest of the world is in on it.
Kelsey's hilarious commentary and sardonic narration of her freshman year will have readers laughing out loud - while being thankful that they're not in her shoes, of course.
Source:Publisher for Review
My Thoughts:
Kelsey's plan is to reinvent herself  in high school but we all know that plans don't  always work out the way we want them to!
"Anyway,I've decided to really....do something this year.To make a mark.Stand out.Revamp myself for a new era.You know,like Lindsay Lohan."    "You want to go to jail?" Cass asks,looking perplexed.
-Page 7.ARC

I'll be honest I hadn't expected much from this book and I was really surprised by how much this book made me smile .Even though this book doesn't have a too much of a story ,you still feel the urge to follow Kelsey's journey till the very end.
I really liked Kelsey.She's not perfect and she's not irritating.She's normal.I could almost imagine her to be one of my friends as I've met lots of people like her. She's real and I loved her way of looking at things  and  of exaggerating little problems. I really enjoyed  the scenes in which she interacted with her mother. Kelsey's commentary had me rolling with laughter throughout the entire book and I think that's what makes this book work!
I absolutely loved how the dialogue flows and I had a hard time believing that this  is written by  a debutante author.It wasn't an edge of the seat page turner  but I wanted to keep reading this book!
Only the last three chapters were a little disappointing for me as I felt that the book could have been wrapped up in a much better way.The ending seemed a little abrupt and rushed.
Overall,this is a story which you can read while relaxing or chilling out and it doesn't require you to use your brain too much.If you're looking for a nice,fun,light contemporary novel ...This book is perfect for you!
My Rating:
Great Fun!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday:Entangled Edition

 Since the car crash that took her father’s life three years ago, Emma’s life has been a freaky—and unending—lesson in caution. Surviving “accidents” has taken priority over being a normal seventeen-year-old, so Emma spends her days taking pictures of life instead of living it. Falling in love with a boy was never part of the plan. Falling for a reaper who makes her chest ache and her head spin? Not an option. 

It’s not easy being dead, especially for a reaper in love with a girl fate has put on his list not once, but twice. Finn’s fellow reapers give him hell about spending time with Emma, but Finn couldn’t let her die before, and he’s not about to let her die now. He will protect the girl he loves from the evil he accidentally unleashed, even if it means sacrificing the only thing he has left...his soul.

Expected publication: August 7th 2012 by Entangled Publishing
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The cover of this one came out on Monday itself and I just love the concept of a story with a reaper and a girl who's supposed to be dead!

Chosen Ones (The Lost Souls #1)
 What if you were mankind’s last chance at survival? 

Sixteen-year-old Tess lives in a compound in what was once the Western United States, now decimated after a devastating fourth World War. But long before that, life as we knew it had been irrevocably changed, as women mysteriously lost the ability to bring forth life. Faced with the extinction of the human race, the government began the Council of Creators, meant to search out alternative methods of creating life. The resulting artificial human beings, or Chosen Ones, were extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong, and unabashedly deadly. 

Life is bleak, but uncomplicated for Tess as she follows the rigid rules of her dystopian society, until the day she begins work at Templeton, the training facility for newly created Chosen Ones. There, she meets James, a Chosen One whose odd love of music and reading rivals only her own. The attraction between the two is immediate in its intensity—and overwhelming in its danger. 

But there is more to the goings-on at Templeton than Tess ever knew, and as the veil is lifted from her eyes, she uncovers a dark underground movement bent not on taking down the Chosen Ones, but the Council itself. Will Tess be able to stand up to those who would oppress her, even if it means giving up the only happiness in her life?

Expected publication: April 10th 2012 by Entangled Publishing,
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This one sounds good too!!
I can't wait for Gravity either >>(see cover reveal and blurb here)

What are you waiting on?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Because of Low Excerpt +GIVEAWAY!

Hey Guys...Today I have a treat for you!
I have an Excerpt form Marcus POV(That's right......the GUYS POV)

I finally managed to untangle myself from Jess. I wanted to dance with Willow. I’d watched her briefly when I’d first arrived and all I could think about was being close to her and touching her while she moved like that. Jess had come along and delayed me. Dewayne sat at the table with Rock and Trisha. They were laughing and talking but there was no Willow. I glanced toward the bar but I couldn’t see her in the crowd of people.
“Where’s Willow?”
“What? No love for me first?” Rock taunted as he smirked up at me.
I turned to Dewayne. He was leaned back in his chair with a long neck beer in his hands as he watched me.
“Where’s Willow?” I asked him specifically this time.
He flicked the metal bar in his bottom lip and tilted his head toward the door, “Went to get some air a while ago.”
Oh no.
“How long ago?”
Dewayne seemed to be enjoying my frustration. He put a stupid cigarette to his lips and took a long drag then shrugged, “Since you ran off with Jess.”
I turned to head outside when my phone rang. I hoped it wasn’t Manda with another crisis concerning Mom right now. That was the last thing I needed. I had been making some headway with Willow. Until Jess had drug me out onto the dance floor.
“Hello,” I said pressing the phone close to my ear as I stepped outside.
“I got my girl. I’m taking her home. In case you remembered you were her ride and couldn’t find her later I wanted you to know.”
Cage had come to get Willow. HELL!
“Why, what’s wrong? She okay?”
She’d called Cage to come get her and he’d come to rescue her. Where had I been? Dancing. Perfect. Just perfect.
“She was just tired and ready for bed. Didn’t want to bother you and your girl. I got her. All’s good. Later man.”

About the Book

Marcus Hardy had hoped to enjoy a year away at college while he put the summer he’d rather forget behind him. But instead, he’s jerked right back to the coastal town of Sea Breeze, Alabama due to a family crisis. His dear ol' dad found himself a girlfriend only a few years older than Marcus. So now his sister needs help dealing with their mother who is mentally falling apart. The only bright spot to returning is the fascinating red head who sleeps over several times a week. The problem is she's sleeping in bed with his new roommate, Cage Watson.

Willow “Low” Foster needs a place to live. Running to Cage’s apartment every time her sister kicks her out isn’t exactly a long term solution. Juggling her courses at the local community college and a part time job doesn’t produce excess income. But Cage has a new roommate and suddenly sleeping over at her best friend’s apartment isn’t such a bad thing. Not when she gets to see those sexy green eyes of Marcus Hardy’s twinkle when he smiles at her like he wants her there.

Even though Cage seems a little territorial where Low is concerned, Marcus finds time to spend with Low without upsetting his roommate. Cage may use his small college baseball star persona to sleep with every hot female in his path but he’s still under the disillusion that when he’s through sowing his wild oats, he’s going to marry Low. Marcus intends to change that assumption for both Cage and Low. Until his carefully laid plans come crashing down with a revelation he never expected. He’ll have to choose between Low or his family. Because once the truth comes out.... there’s no other choice.
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Abbi is supplying each blog on the tour an ebook copy of Because of Low and a signed bookmark to giveaway.
To enter all you have to do is comment below. PLEASE LEAVE A WAY for me to contact you!
Grand Prize:
  1. Signed copy of Breathe by Abbi Glines
  2. Signed copy of The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines
  3. Signed copy of Existence by Abbi Glines
  4. Signed copy of Because of Low by Abbi Glines
ONE person will win all three copies of Abbi’s other books that are now in print signed by the author along with an ebook copy of Because of Low. To enter for the grand prize be sure to leave a comment at a minimum of five of the blog tour stops. 
You can find out more about Abbi at http://www.abbiglines.com  
Twitter: @abbiglines   

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cover Alert!

by Melissa West (October 2012)
In the future, only one rule will matter:

Don’t. Ever. Peek.

Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed—arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die. 

Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention.  She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know—especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting! This week I am waiting on....

Pretty Crooked (Pretty Crooked #1)
Willa’s secret plan seems all too simple: take from the rich kids at Valley Prep and give to the poor ones. 

Yet Willa’s turn as Robin Hood at her ultra-exclusive high school is anything but. Bilking her “friends”—known to everyone as the Glitterati—without them suspecting a thing is far from easy. Learning how to pick pockets and break into lockers is as difficult as she’d thought it’d be. Delivering care packages to the scholarship girls, who are ostracized just for being from the “wrong” side of town, is way more fun than she’d expected. 

The complication Willa didn’t expect, though, is Aidan Murphy, Valley Prep’s most notorious (and gorgeous) ace-degenerate. His mere existence is distracting Willa from what matters most to her: evening the social playing field between the haves and have-nots. There’s no time for crushes and flirting with boys, especially conceited and obnoxious trust-funders like Aidan. 

But when the cops start investigating the string of thefts at Valley Prep and the Glitterati begin to seek revenge, could Aidan wind up being the person that Willa trusts most?
Expected publication: March 13th 2012 
I've got this one on my kindle and I liked the first chapter! Hope the whole book is as good as the cover is pretty!

Dark Eyes
Wally was adopted from a Russian orphanage as a child and grew up in a wealthy New York City family. At fifteen, her obsessive need to rebel led her to life on the streets.
Now the sixteen-year-old is beautiful and hardened, and she's just stumbled across the possibility of discovering who she really is. She'll stop at nothing to find her birth mother before Klesko - her darkeyed father - finds her. Because Klesko will stop at nothing to reclaim the fortune Wally's mother stole from him long ago. Even if that means murdering his own blood. But Wally's had her own killer training, and she's hungry for justice.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for teens, this debut thriller introduces our next big series heroine!
Expected publication: March 15th 2012 by Razorbill

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cover Alert! Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

Such a Rush

I have been dying to see the cover of this one because the blurb was so interesting!
To be honest I'm a little disappointed but I'm sure I'll get over it if the story is good.

Expected publication: July 10th 2012 by MTV Books

Friday, February 10, 2012

My thoughts on Divergent

I usually give a star rating to the books I read but I have VERY mixed feelings about these books.I didn't hate them and I didn't like them either.These books cannot be tagged as 2stars/3stars etc. These are NOT negative reviews.These are my thoughts.....

Divergent (Divergent #1)
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. 
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves… or it might destroy her. 

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

Source: RAK via LunaMoth

My Thoughts:

Well... I was disappointed.EVERY SINGLE PERSON I FOLLOW gave this book a beyond awesome rating! So you can say that my expectations were sky high .I did not think this is the best book ever written. This might have had something to do with the fact that I'm not a huge fan of Tris.

My problem with Tris is the fact that she wasn't listening to people around her! What is up with that?  but... I did like the fact that she was tough!

My other problem with this book is WHY? 
WHY do they want to rule? What on earth is the signaficance of Divergents ?Apart from being a little different from  the others?
Also,WHY on earth is Four interested in Tris?( This has been explained in the book I just don't think the explanation is good enough because Four is MINE!!!!)

Apart from the problems I had above (If you can make sense of them )

This book had a LOT of positives too!

It had a character called Four......

absolutely looooooooove him!!!

This quote <3 

“You think my first instinct is to protect you. Because you're small, or a girl, or a Stiff. But you're wrong." 
He leans his face close to mine and wraps his fingers around my chin. His hand smells like metal. When was the last time he held a gun, or a knife? My skin tingles at the point of contact, like he's transmitting electricity through his skin. 
"My first instinct is to push you until you break, just to see how hard I have to press." he says, his fingers squeezing at the word break. My body tenses at the edge in his voice, so I am coiled as tight as a spring, and I forget to breathe.” 
The guy has no problem letting the girl take care of her problems! He only intervenes when there is no other choice because he realizes that Tris does not need constant protection!

The other great thing about this book is that it leaves a BIG impact.... Usually I forget a lot of things about a book after like 6 months but I remember almost everything about this book especially the world and the characters even though it's almost been a year since I read it! 

So all in all I think this book is well written ... It did not live up to the hype for me but I thought it was a pretty good book and I'm more than willing to read Book #2 i.e Insurgent, if there's more of Four in it! 

Expected publication: May 1st 2012 

I really liked this review of Divergent.I think the paragraph in which I say  WHY  a lot  .. portrays the the sentiment  that Wendy wrote in the 3rd para! ( I would have just linked to her review before instead of trying to write anything if I'd seen it before writing THIS!)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting! This week I am waiting on....

The Weeping
by O'Dell Hutchison

Twenty years ago, Catherine Whitley was the victim of a horrible crime. Betrayed by her friends, including the boy she loved, she was left to die when the Rock Harbor Opera House caught fire, taking a disturbing secret with her to her grave. 

Seventeen-year-old Heath Ingram was driving the night his Jeep careened off the road, killing three of his closest friends. Once a popular, outgoing athlete, Heath now suffers from severe depression and crippling anxiety. His parents decide to send him to stay with his uncle in Rock Harbor, Oregon for the summer, praying that by getting away he will be able to put this awful tragedy behind him. 

When Heath starts working at the newly renovated Rock Harbor Opera House, he meets Molly, a young dancer who awakens in him a desire to start over and move on. But, when he begins having visions of a half-burned girl in a white dress, he starts to think he may be slipping even further over the edge. 

As the apparent hauntings become more intense, Heath begins to fear for his safety. With the help of his friend Josie, Heath discovers an unsettling secret that ties the mysterious girl to both their families. When two of their friends die unexpectedly, Josie and Heath realize that something, or someone, is after the children of those who wronged Catherine, and they are next.
Expected publication: March 6th 2012 

LOVE THE PEOPLE ON THE COVER! Already on Blog tour for this one! Hope that it's not too creepy because I get scared very easily!

Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf? 

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others. 

Ismae's most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?
Expected publication: April 3rd 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Review:The Medusa Plot


Are you ready to save the world? The bestselling series returns with an adventure spanning 6 explosive books, 2 secret-filled card packs, and a website that places readers right in the action.
Thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, thought they belonged to the world's most powerful family. They thought the hunt for 39 Clues leading to the source of that power was over. They even thought they'd won. But Amy and Dan were wrong.
One by one, distress calls start coming in from around the globe. Cahills are being kidnapped by a shadowy group known only as the Vespers. Now Amy and Dan have only days to fulfill a bizarre ransom request or their captured friends will start dying. Amy and Dan don't know what the Vespers want or how to stop them. Only one thing is clear. The Vespers are playing to win, and if they get their hands on the Clues . . . the world will be their next hostage.
Source:The Library
My Thoughts:
OMG! The people who have Read The Maze of Bones(39 Clues Book #1)know how epic that book was but unfortunately the sequels did not live upto the EPICNESS that was the first book! 

This book is AS Epic as Rick Riordan's Maze of Bones! I hope the rest of the spin off series is AS good as this book! 

The author doesn't waste time trying to remind us of everything that has happened in the past and we get to meet Amy and Dan again! New characters are introduced but the focus is still on Amy and Dan (THANK GOD!) 

Dan has changed and I'm not sure whether I like the new not-improved Dan so much...He's in a dark place and I realize why he's in such a place but that doesn't mean I have to like it!He's convinced that the only way to win against The Vespers is by making the serum and he doesn't care if an all out war breaks out as a consequence of his actions. 

Amy has grown so much and I love the fact that she's becoming such a strong and independent woman!She's been preparing for an attack instead of whining in a corner.This new and improved Amy has been learning martial arts and has been sharpening her brain too! She also asked out a guy! So in the beginning of this novel Amy is actually dating a guy(GASP!) 

The twists and turns are ample and I loved how we saw what was happening with the prisoners and I swear I was biting my lip at the *SPOILER*  scene in which Nellie was being operated on *SPOILER*

ALL IN ALL I'd like to give this one a 5 BUT I think this book is a TAD on the expensive side and I finished it in like half a day! I'd recommend you get this from the library LIKE I DID! (and nag your librarian to get the second one like I will *smirks*)

My Rating:
Middle Grade Readers .. gobble this 
one up!

*This book counts towards the 2012 TBR challenge


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