Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews to share what books you’ve bought, borrowed, received, or won. Review: Broken Received/ Won: Megan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys (Thanks to Shieka!) Pool Boys (Thanks to Shieka!) The Raven Boys– GIVEAWAY SOON! (Thanks to Cassie!) Breathe (Thanks to Mariah!) Easy (Thanks to Alexa!) The Iron Legends (Thanks to Sara!) A Long Way from You (Thanks to ARCycling!) Dreamless bookmarks (Thanks to Nicole!) Bookmarks (Thanks to Amber!)
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine! Each week, bloggers spotlight what upcoming release they’re eager for. Title: Mark of Athena Author: Rick Riordan Expected Publication: October 2, 2012 In The Son of Neptune, Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a dangerous quest. The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. But they number only six–who will complete the Prophecy of Seven? The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land to find the Doors of Death. What exactly are the Doors of Death? Much of the prophesy remains a mystery. . . . With old friends and new friends joining forces, a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting, The Mark of Athena promises to be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan. What are you waiting on this Wednesday?
I am excited to participate in the September is for Sequels Challenge at Lisa Loves Literature. The objective is to read and review a minimum of 4 sequels between the dates of September 1st and 30th, 2012. Rules:Complete rules can be found on Lisa Loves Literature. The book must be a sequel – it can be any # in the series, just not the first book. Prequels can count if they came out AFTER the first one in the series. You can do e-books, even ARCs or e-galleys, as well as good old fashioned books. And the little 1.5 novellas that are often published as e-books count too.There is a signup link and even a giveaway on Lisa’s BLOG, so be sure to sign up!I plan on reading at least 4 of these (I had to give myself options!) in September for this challenge:Bloodrose by Andrea CremerDeity by Jennifer ArmentroutEntice by Jessica ShirvingtonJessica Rules the Dark Side by Beth FantaskeySon of Neptune by Rick RiordanOnyx by Jennifer ArmentroutEternity by Heather TerrellThe Immortal Legends by Julie KagawaEndlessly by Kiersten WhiteHow to Ruin my Teenage Life by Simone ElkelesHow to Ruin my Boyfriend’s Reputation by Simone Elkeles
Favorite Quote(s): “‘To douchebags!’” he said, gesturing to Brad. ‘And to girls that break your heart,’ he bowed his head to me. His eyes lost focus. ‘And to the absolute fucking horror of losing your best friend because you were stupid enough to fall in love with her.’” “‘It’s dangerous to need someone that much. You’re trying to save him and he’s hoping you can. You two are a disaster.’ I smiled at the ceiling. ‘It doesn’t matter what or why it is. When it’s good, Kara… it’s beautiful.’” Favorite Character: Travis. It was nice seeing the vulnerable side of a male character because you don’t see that often. His insecurity is absolutely adorable! First Line: “Everything in the room screamed that I didn’t belong.” My Musings: Wow. I was not expecting to be utterly addicted to this book. At first I was a bit skeptical with this novel. I had heard that it was good, but at sometimes not so young adult-ish. Yes, there were mature themes and all, but that enhanced the story rather than took away from it. McGuire’s way of writing was impeccable. Even with the grammatical errors present in the ARC version that I read, nothing could tarnish the amazing story. I loved reading about Abby Abernathy finding herself, and her soul mate. There are no words to describe how much I loved this book. Abby and Travis would have to […]
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine! Each week, bloggers spotlight what upcoming release they’re eager for. Title: Poison Princess Author: Krelsey Cole Expected Publication: October 2, 2012 Sixteen year old Evangeline “Evie” Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future—and they’re still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux. But she can’t do either alone. With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even though he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees to protect Evie on her quest. She knows she can’t totally depend on Jack. If he ever cast that wicked grin her way, could she possibly resist him? Who can Evie trust? As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of twenty-two teens has been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it’s not always clear who is on which side…. What are you waiting on this […]
Favorite Quote(s): “No matter what life brought us, we’d always have each other.” “My biggest regret is what I didn’t say…” Favorite Character: My favorite character would have to be Jake. I loved seeing him grow and develop into a much better person, and I loved seeing him learn from his mistakes, as well as take the consequences of them in stride. First Line: “There were three things that I knew for sure about Orcas Island: One: The people here were generally weird. My Musings: Wow. This was a very interesting book! At first I was skeptical…I thought that this book was going to be super sappy and cliche. The concept o the novel was peculiar. Getting hit in the throat by a t-post and surviving? The only terrible thing being losing your voice? The likelihood of that is slim–which gave the novel a slightly unrealistic feel. Despite that, I enjoyed it. It had been on my Kindle app for about a month now after I received it from NetGalley. I started reading it about 3 weeks ago. The beginning of it, however, did not keep me very engaged, which is a con. But, about halfway through the novel, things began to get interesting. One thing I liked was that it was written from the boy’s point of view. I find this unique, as I have not read many novels like this. It was […]
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews to share what books you’ve bought, borrowed, received, or won. Bought: Mesmerized Nailed Review: Death and the Girl Next Door (NetGalley) Goddess Interrupted (Edelweiss) Received/Won: The Light of Asteria (Thanks to Leisha!) The Vincent Boys (Thanks to Ellen!) Touch (Thank you to Michele!) Swag (Thank you to Amy Richie and Jennifer Laurens!)
Favorite Quote(s): N/A Favorite Character: I can’t even begin to decide when giving such awful characters. First Line: “The day begins in the middle of the night.” My Musings: I really wanted to like this book. I really, really did. I’ve read many good reviews of this book, and I had been sooo excited to read it! So when I finally got it from the library, I hunkered down to read it as soon as I could. So when I couldn’t get through more than three chapters, I was very disappointed. For one thing, the dropping of the f-bomb in almost every sentence was a complete turn off. I don’t know if the authors were trying to make the novel more ‘relatable’ to young adult readers, but it just came off as vulgar. I have nothing against the word being used, but it needs to be used sparingly. Using it every other sentence is just plain annoying, as well as unrealistic. Also, half the time they used it, the context wasn’t even correct. It was absolutely ridiculous. Also, the writing style was nothing short of horrible. Alternating point of views can either be really good, or really bad. In this case, it is the latter. The characters back tracked with every chapter, and I felt like the book was going nowhere. Also, the characters. I know that breaking up is hard, […]
Check out my review of Nightshade (Nightshade #1) Check out my review of Wolfsbane (Nightshade #2) Favorite Quote(s): “‘Do you think being the Scion matters to me if I lose you? Because it doesn’t. None of this matters. You’re the reason I need to win this war. I’m fighting for you. Not for the Searchers. Not for anyone else. It’s all for you.’” Favorite Character: Ren. He really develops his character over the course of the book, and we finally get an inside look on his feelings for Calla. It just made me love him even more. First Line: “I could hear each heavy beat of my heart.” My Musings: What a thrilling conclusion to an astounding trilogy! It was just the ending that I needed. It was full of unsuspected plot twists and turns, and it was a very interesting ending! The novel was filled with sad events, as you would expect at war, but I was overall happy with the way that things turned out. This novel tied up all the lose ends present throughout the series. The characters reached their full development; and we especially get more insight on some supporting characters: Ren, Ansel, and Sabine. Not who you’d expect, right? I found it very interesting that Cremer elaborated on these specific characters, but it had an overall good effect, because you could look at situations from supporting character’s […]
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine! Each week, bloggers spotlight what upcoming release they’re eager for. Title: Whispers at Moonrise Author: C.C. Hunter Expected Publication: October 2, 2012 A breathtaking new installment of the bestselling Shadow Falls series for young adults by rising star C. C. Hunter! At a camp filled with vampires, werewolves, and fairies, Kylie Galen has always struggled to figure out what she is. Now she finally knows the truth—but she’s left with more questions than answers. She doesn’t have a clue what her heritage means or how to harness her newfound powers. All she knows is that she needs to sort out her feelings for Derek, the sexy half-Fae who just confessed his love, and Lucas, her werewolf boyfriend who seems more committed to his pack than to their relationship. All the while, Kylie’s dealing with a group of underground rogues who want her dead and a mysterious grandfather who makes it clear he doesn’t trust the FRU . . . or Shadow Falls. Soon Kylie will have to choose: Will she stay with the new family she’s formed at Shadow Falls, or will she leave with her grandfather and embrace her destiny? What are you waiting on this Wednesday?