Sunday, December 29, 2013

Cover Reveals: Breathe Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally & The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz

Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally
Release Date: July 1st, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Breathe, Annie, Breathe

This cover and this book looks so cute. 
Can't wait for it to release!

The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz
Release Date: April 1st, 2014
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
The Ring and The Crown

I LIKE! The different mix of colors, it's odd and not entirely sure
how it connects to the book but it works. Love how the title seems to be pushing
from underneath the wallpaper looking thing.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Top 10 Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2014

Hosted by the lovely book bloggers, Rachel from Fiktshun, Jaime from Two Chicks on Books and Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads 
More info can be found HERE.

Today's topic is: Top 20 Books I'm Looking Forward to Reading in 2014
**Click on the covers to go to their Goodreads page

In no particular order...

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Best Book Boyfriends of 2013

Hosted by the lovely book bloggers, Rachel from Fiktshun, Jaime from Two Chicks on Books and Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads 
More info can be found HERE.

Today's topic is: Best Book Boyfriends of 2013
**Click on the covers to go to their Goodreads page

In no particular order except for the first one for my list...
ENJOY the swoon-worthy guys and all the quotes we decided to add along to it ;P
*Note: Not all the quotes will be from the book mentioned. This was only done b/c other books had better quotes to show their personality better. We did our best trying to keep the quotes from 2013..."

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Best Debuts of 2013

Hosted by the lovely book bloggers, Rachel from Fiktshun, Jaime from Two Chicks on Books and Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads 
More info can be found HERE.

Today's topic is: Best Debuts of 2013
**Click on the covers to go to their Goodreads page

In no particular order...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Best Book Covers of 2013

Hosted by the lovely book bloggers, Rachel from Fiktshun, Jaime from Two Chicks on Books and Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads 
More info can be found HERE.

Today's topic is: Best Book Covers of 2013
**Click on the covers to go to their Goodreads page

In no particular order...
Without further ado drool over the pretties! 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Best Books I've Read in 2013

Hey guys! So last year I participated in Top 10 of 2013 and I had quite a lot of fun organizing my posts so I decided to participate this year too. For those of you who haven't heard of Top 10 of 2013 which is hosted by the lovely book bloggers, Rachel from Fiktshun, Jaime from Two Chicks on Books and Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, a bunch of book bloggers participate for a week as we share out top 10's of the year following the topics given by the hostess. More info can be found HERE. Since Caitlyn has also joined Hopper (the blog) this year, I'll also be adding her lists :)

Today's topic is: Top 10 Books I've Read in 2013
**Click on the covers to go to their Goodreads page
In no particular order..ENJOY!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Cover Reveals: Nil, Some Fine Day, The Romeo Club, and MORE

Nil by Lynne Matson

NEW COVER! I LIKE! And they kept the tally marks :D :D 
I do kinda wish they just had one more color added to this than just blue and white.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Book Blitz: The Holders by Julianna Scott {Excerpt+Giveaway}

The Holders (Holders #1)
Release Date: 03/05/2013

Summary from Goodreads:
17-year-old Becca spent her whole life protecting her brother from, well, everything. The abandonment of their father, the so called 'experts' who insist that voices in his head are unnatural and must be dealt with, and the constant threat of being taken away to some hospital and studied like an animal. When two representatives appear claiming to have the answers to Ryland's perceived problem, Becca doesn't buy it for one second. That is until they seem to know things about Ryland and about Becca and Ryland's family, that forces Becca to concede that there may be more to these people than meets the eye. Though still highly skeptical, Becca agrees to do what's best for Ryland.

What they find at St. Brigid's is a world beyond their imagination. Little by little they piece together the information of their family's heritage, their estranged Father, and the legend of the Holder race that decrees Ryland is the one they've been waiting for. However, they are all--especially Becca--in for a surprise that will change what they thought they knew about themselves and their kind.

She meets Alex, a Holder who is fiercely loyal to their race, and for some reason, Becca and Ryland. There's an attraction between Becca and Alex that can't be denied, but her true nature seems destined to keep them apart. However, certain destinies may not be as clear cut as everyone has always believed them to be.

Becca is lost, but found at the same time. Can she bring herself to leave Ryland now that he's settled and can clearly see his future? Will she be able to put the the feelings she has for Alex aside and head back to the US? And can Becca and Ryland ever forgive their father for what he's done?
Available from:

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Truth About Books: Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

Hey guys! Been a while! This weeks Truth About Books is one of my favorites.
I think you'll like it too :)

~Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken~

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (65)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where that spotlights the upcoming books I am currently anticipating.

~Currently Anticipating~

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Review: The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The NaturalsThe Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Release Date: November 5th, 2013
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Genre: Mystery/Especially Skilled Teens
Rating: 4.5 STARS

Goodreads Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie.

What Cassie doesn’t realize is that there’s more at risk than a few unsolved homicides— especially when she’s sent to live with a group of teens whose gifts are as unusual as her own.

Sarcastic, privileged Michael has a knack for reading emotions, which he uses to get inside Cassie’s head—and under her skin. Brooding Dean shares Cassie’s gift for profiling, but keeps her at arm’s length.

Soon, it becomes clear that no one in the Naturals program is what they seem. And when a new killer strikes, danger looms closer than Cassie could ever have imagined. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse with a killer, the Naturals are going to have to use all of their gifts just to survive.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel BeautyCruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Release Date: January 28th, 2014
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Genre: Fantasy/Retelling
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
Rating: 4.5 STARS

Goodreads Summary:
 Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl's journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart.

Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.

Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she's ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.

But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle-a shifting maze of magical rooms-enthralls her.

As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex's secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (64)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where that spotlights the upcoming books I am currently anticipating.

~Currently Waiting On~

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Cover Reveal: Salt by Danielle Ellison

Salt by Danielle Ellison
Release Date: January 7th, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Salt (Salt, #1)

I love the sparks incorporated on the left hand corner of the cover.
Makes it a lot more magic-y!

Not many cover revealed this week but I 
hope you like the cover for SALT :)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Review: Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

Uninvited (Uninvited, #1)Uninvited by Sophie Jordan
Release Date: January 28th, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: Sci-fi
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
Rating: 4 STARS

Goodreads Summary:
The Scarlet Letter meets Minority Report in bestselling author Sophie Jordan's chilling new novel about a teenage girl who is ostracized when her genetic test proves she's destined to become a murderer.

When Davy Hamilton's tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome (HTS)-aka the kill gene-she loses everything. Her boyfriend ditches her, her parents are scared of her, and she can forget about her bright future at Juilliard. Davy doesn't feel any different, but genes don't lie. One day she will kill someone.

Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life. Davy wants to trust him; maybe he's not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly.

The first in a two-book series, Uninvited tackles intriguing questions about free will, identity, and human nature. Steeped in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan's trademark mix of gripping action and breathless romance, this suspenseful tale is perfect for fans of James Patterson, Michelle Hodkin, and Lisa McMann.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (63)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where that spotlights the upcoming books I am currently anticipating.

~Currently Anticipating~

Monday, December 2, 2013

Stray by Rachel Vincent

Stray by Rachel Vincent
618 Pages
Release Date: June 1st, 2007
Publisher: Mira Books
Genre: Paranormal/fantasy
Level: YA
Rating: 5 STARS

Goodreads Summary:

There are only eight breeding female werecats left . . . 
And I'm one of them.

I look like an all-American grad student. But I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds.

Despite reservations from my family and my Pride, I escaped the pressure to continue my species and carved out a normal life for myself. Until the night a Stray attacked.

I'd been warned about Strays -- werecats without a Pride, constantly on the lookout for someone like me: attractive, female, and fertile. I fought him off, but then learned two of my fellow tabbies had disappeared.

This brush with danger was all my Pride needed to summon me back . . . for my own protection. Yeah, right. But I'm no meek kitty. I'll take on whatever -- and whoever -- I have to in order to find my friends. Watch out, Strays -- 'cause I got claws, and I'm not afraid to use them . . .

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cover Reveal: Silver Shadows, Legend of Me, The Winter People, and MORE

Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead
Silver Shadows (Bloodlines, #5)

I love how the covers match the titles! This one's not too bad looking just as bit redundant as the previous ones..
After reading Fiery Heart though, I NEED TO READ THIS BOOK.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Book Blitz+GIveaway: Daughter of Isis by Kelsey Ketch

Daughter of Isis (Descendants of Isis, #1)
Release Date: 10/26/13
Cover Designed by: Steven Novak

Summary from Goodreads:
“Her mouth parted slightly, waiting for Seth to breathe life into her own body, just like in the story. She wanted him to awaken her senses.”

Their worlds collide in California’s high desert.

The last thing Natara “Natti” Stone wants to do is to start anew at Setemple High School. She wished she had never left London. Yet the brutal murder of her maternal grandmother has made her life very complicated. The only clue related to her murder is an ancient, encrypted necklace Natti discovered after her grandmother’s death. And if trying to adjust to American life is not enough, Natti is being stalked by a mysterious, charming high school senior, Seth O’Keefe, who is annoyingly persistent in his attempts at seduction.

Seth O’Keefe is secretly a member of the Sons of Set, an order that worships the Egyptian god of chaos. Seth’s blessing from Set, his “charm,” never failed, except with one person: Natti Stone. Her ability to elude him infatuates and infuriates him, and he becomes obsessed with the chase. But the closer he gets to her, the more his emotions take a dangerous turn, and he risks breaking one of the most valued covenants of his order. The punishment for which is a fate worse than death.

The adventure this unlikely couple becomes engulfed in could cost them their lives and their souls.

*Note: Content for Upper YA*

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (62)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where that spotlights the upcoming books I am currently anticipating.

~Currently Waiting On~

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bonus Scene+Giveaway: Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott

 I am so excited to share the exclusive bonus scene for Victoria Scott's upcoming
release, FIRE AND FLOOD! Plus be sure to enter the giveaway to win a 
SIGNED ARC of the book!!!

Fire & Flood (Fire & Flood, #1)Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott
Release Date: February 25th, 2014
Publisher: Scholastic

Goodreads Summary:
A modern day thrill ride, where a teen girl and her animal companion must participate in a breathtaking race to save her brother's life—and her own. 

Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to Montana for the fresh air. She's lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying—and she's helpless to change anything.

Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It's an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother's illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there's no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.

The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can't trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place?

FIRE & FLOOD Bonus Scene
Harper Shaw, Minor Character

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Cover Reveal: Seeking Her, If I Speak True, Resistance, and MORE

Seeking Her by Cora Carmack
Seeking Her (Losing It, #3.5)

PRETTY! A lot different from the other covers in this series but it's pretty nice :)

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Thing About Books: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

The post where we unleash out feels...
Hey guys! This week we decided to fangirl over Sarah J. Maas' CROWN OF MIDNIGHT,
sequel to THRONE OF GLASS. So if you haven't read the first book GO READ IT THEN COME BACK ONCE YOU'VE READ BOOK 2!!
This post does contain spoilers!! But if you have read it and want to join us bathe in feels,
feel free!
~Crown of Midnight~

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Review: Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd

Her Dark Curiosity (The Madman's Daughter, #2)
Her Dark Curiosity (The Madman's Daughter #2) by Megan Shepherd
368 Pages
Release Date: January 28th, 2014
Publisher: Balzer+Bray
Genre: Historical Fiction/Retelling/Horror
Level: YA
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
Rating: 4 STARS

Goodreads Summary:
To defeat the darkness, she must first embrace it.

Months have passed since Juliet Moreau returned to civilization after escaping her father's island—and the secrets she left behind. Now, back in London once more, she is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget Dr. Moreau’s horrific legacy—though someone, or something, hasn’t forgotten her.

As people close to Juliet fall victim one by one to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three clawlike slashes, Juliet fears one of her father’s creations may have also escaped the island. She is determined to find the killer before Scotland Yard does, though it means awakening sides of herself she had thought long banished, and facing loves from her past she never expected to see again.

As Juliet strives to stop a killer while searching for a serum to cure her own worsening illness, she finds herself once more in the midst of a world of scandal and danger. Her heart torn in two, past bubbling to the surface, life threatened by an obsessive killer—Juliet will be lucky to escape alive.

With inspiration from Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this is a tantalizing mystery about the hidden natures of those we love and how far we’ll go to save them from themselves.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (61)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where that spotlights the upcoming books I am currently anticipating.

~Currently Anticipating~

Monday, November 18, 2013

Review: No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale

No One Else Can Have YouNo One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale
Release Date: Jan. 7th, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: Mystery
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
Rating: 2 STARS

Goodreads Summary:
Small towns are nothing if not friendly. Friendship, Wisconsin (population: 688) is no different. Around here, everyone wears a smile. And no one ever locks their doors. Until, that is, high school sweetheart Ruth Fried is found murdered. Strung up like a scarecrow in the middle of a cornfield.

Unfortunately, Friendship’s police are more adept at looking for lost pets than catching killers. So Ruth’s best friend, Kippy Bushman, armed with only her tenacious Midwestern spirit and Ruth’s secret diary (which Ruth’s mother had asked her to read in order to redact any, you know, sex parts), sets out to find the murderer. But in a quiet town like Friendship—where no one is a suspect—anyone could be the killer.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Cover Reveals: The Body in the Woods, She is Not Invisible, Just Like the Movies, and MORE

The Body in the Woods by April Henry
The Body in the Woods (Point Last Seen, #1)

Creepy title. Intriguing cover. Love the use of green eyeshadow and the mysteriousness of it all!! 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Review: How To Love by Katie Cotugno

How to LoveHow to Love by Katie Cotugno
Release Date: October 1st, 2013
Publisher: Balzer and Bray
Genre: Contemporary
Level: YA/NA
Rating: 2 STARS

Goodreads Summary:
Before: Reena Montero has loved Sawyer LeGrande for as long as she can remember: as natural as breathing, as endless as time. But he’s never seemed to notice that Reena even exists…until one day, impossibly, he does. Reena and Sawyer fall in messy, complicated love. But then Sawyer disappears from their humid Florida town without a word, leaving a devastated—and pregnant—Reena behind.

After: Almost three years have passed, and there’s a new love in Reena’s life: her daughter, Hannah. Reena’s gotten used to being without Sawyer, and she’s finally getting the hang of this strange, unexpected life. But just as swiftly and suddenly as he disappeared, Sawyer turns up again. Reena doesn’t want anything to do with him, though she’d be lying if she said Sawyer’s being back wasn’t stirring something in her. After everything that’s happened, can Reena really let herself love Sawyer LeGrande again?

In this breathtaking debut, Katie Cotugno weaves together the story of one couple falling in love—twice.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Truth About Books: Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Hey guys! This weeks review is SENTINEL by JLA! 
Its really good but is also the last book of the series so if you haven't read the first ones and you
don't wanna be spoiled go look up Half-Blood and read it! And then come back!
So without further ado:

~Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout~

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (60)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where that spotlights the upcoming books I am currently anticipating.

~Currently Waiting On~

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cover Reveal: Camp Christmas by J.K Rock

Title: Camp Christmas (Camp Boyfriend 1.5)
Author(s): J.K. Rock
Release Date: December 17, 2013
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary

Goodreads Summary:
Hannah never meant to be a mean girl – at Camp Juniper Point or at her high school. It just sort of happened during one painful year when her parents split and her life fell apart. Who knew being mad at the world would catapult her to popularity? But since changing the status quo would make her some serious enemies, she’s prepared to ride out her time until graduation. That is, until a camp friend calls her on the act during their school ski trip. Will Julian out her to her friends? Or will the guy she once accused of being King of the Nerds make her wish she was a whole lot more like him?

Books in the series
Camp Kiss (Camp Boyfriend #0.5)
Camp Boyfriend (Camp Boyfriend #1)
Camp Christmas (Camp Boyfriend #1.5)
Camp Payback (Camp Boyfriend #2) April 2014
Camp Crush (Camp Boyfriend #2.5) Summer 2014
Camp Forget-Me-Not (Camp Boyfriend #3) August 2014

About the Authors 
J.K. Rock:
Writing partners Joanne and Karen Rock pen Young Adult books as a team in addition to solo careers as adult romance writers (learn more below). Married into the same big, boisterous clan, Joanne and Karen quickly bonded over a shared love of books. After a decade of re-plotting their favorite films during family parties, they decided to write a book of their own. They sold their first attempt to the Spencer Hill Contemporary imprint for Spencer Hill Press as the launch title. Joanne and Karen are busy plotting new camp stories and look forward to meeting readers next summer when they're not doing interviews online or blogging on the Scene 13 blog on the 29th of each month. Check out Karen's recent appearance on the USA Today blog, Happy Ever After! They love to hear from readers, so please contact them with questions or comments about their work.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Book Blitz: Damselfly by Jennie Bates Bozic {Excerpt+Giveaway}

Damselfly (Damselfly #1)
Release Date: 11/11/13

Summary from Goodreads:
In 2065, the Lilliput Project created Lina - the first six-inch-tall winged girl - as the solution to a worldwide energy and food crisis. Isolated in a compound amidst the forests of Denmark, Lina has grown up aware of only one purpose: learn how to survive in a world filled with hawks, bumblebees, and loneliness. However, on the eve of her sixteenth birthday, she discovers that she’s not the only teenager her size. Six 'Toms' were created shortly after Lina, and now her creators need to prove to the world that tiny people are the next logical step in human evolution. In other words, they need to prove that reproduction is possible.

Um. No thanks. Lina's already fallen in love with a boy she met online named Jack. Only he has no idea that thumbelina1847 could literally fit inside his heart.

When her creators threaten to hurt Jack unless she chooses a husband from among the ‘Toms’, Lina agrees to star in a reality TV series. Once the episodes begin to air, the secret of her size is out. Cut off from any contact with the outside world, Lina assumes Jack is no longer interested. After all, what guy would want to date a girl he can’t even kiss?

Slowly, very slowly, she befriends the six young men who see her as their only ticket to happiness. Perhaps she can make just one guy’s dream of love and companionship come true. But her creators have a few more twists in store for her that she never thought possible.

She’s not the only one playing to the cameras.

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