Friday, March 29, 2013

Review: The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd

The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter, #1)The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
420 Pages
Release Date: January 29th, 2013
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Genre: Historical Fiction, Retelling
Level: YA
Rating: 4.5 STARS

Goodreads Summary:

In the darkest places, even love is deadly.

Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father's gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.

Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward—both of whom she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island's inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father's dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it's too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father's genius—and madness—in her own blood.

Inspired by H. G. Wells's classic The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Madman's Daughter is a dark and breathless Gothic thriller about the secrets we'll do anything to know and the truths we'll go to any lengths to protect.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Cover Reveal: Frigid by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Cover reveal time!! And this one's for Jennifer's new book Frigid!!

For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn't anything new. They'd been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the 'man' in man-whore. He's never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn't want to risk their friendship by declaring her love. 

Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she's perfect and she's everything. But the feelings he has for her, he's always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have. 

But when they're stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor'easter, there's nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.

Frigid will be available in digital formats on July 30th 2013
Print release of Frigid will be November 5th 2012

J. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is a # 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russel Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Waiting on Wednesday (27)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where you have a chance to let other know what you can’t wait to claim as your own.

This week's WoW: Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins
                              Release Date: April 30th, 2013
                              Publisher: HarperTeen
Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy, #2)

Goodreads Summary:
Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things. 

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

Reason 1) KAIDAN <3333 nbsp="" p="">
Reason 3) Duke of Lust

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?
Comment and add your link below!!

Monday, March 25, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (24)

Welcome to It's Monday! What Are You reading? Hosted over at Book Journey, this is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well... you never know where the next "must read" book will come from!
***Sheila over at Book Journey also has a weekly contest. Check out her blog for more information!

Finished: Dualed by Elsie Chapman

Currently Reading: Shadows in the Silence by Courtney Moulton
                             The Collector by Victoria Scott (DANTE <333 p="">
Shadows in the Silence (Angelfire, #3)The Collector (Dante Walker, #1)

To Read: City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriram Forster
               The Essence by Kimberly Derting

**NOTE: I may not be posting as much b/c of spring beak and my cousins from Vancouver have come so I won't be having much time and add to the reasons is the homework I need to get done!

EVENT RECAP-ISH: Cassandra Clare Bus Book Tour
And I just wanted to say that I had the honor of meeting THE Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson for The Clockwork Princess bus book tour at B&N The Grove!! I was in a bundle of nerves and was so flustered when I met her. But I had a great time! And waiting 5 hours for her t sign my book was so worth it! For the Q&A Cassandra Clare and Lily Collins (YES! The actress that plays Clary) answered some of the fans questions. Also we had a surprise guest where the DIRECTOR of City of Bones came as well! It was a wonderful night and I died so many times that day....ALSO I made a new friend named Ruby so Ruby if you happened to read across this which you most probably haven't then HI!

This is the main reason why I died:

What are you reading or planning to read? Link me up or comment!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (26)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where you have a chance to let other know what you can’t wait to claim as your own.

This week's WoW: The Ward by Jordana Frankel
                               Release Date: April 30th, 2013
                               Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
The Ward
Goodreads Summary:
Sixteen-year-old Ren is a daredevil mobile racer who will risk everything to survive in the Ward, what remains of a water-logged Manhattan. To save her sister, who is suffering from a deadly illness thought to be caused by years of pollution, Ren accepts a secret mission from the government: to search for a freshwater source in the Ward, with the hope of it leading to a cure.

However, she never expects that her search will lead to dangerous encounters with a passionate young scientist; a web of deceit and lies; and an earth-shattering mystery that’s lurking deep beneath the water’s rippling surface.

Jordana Frankel’s ambitious debut novel and the first in a two-book series, The Ward is arresting, cinematic, and thrilling—perfect for fans of Scott Westerfeld or Ann Aguirre.

SQUEE!! That cover is just GORGEOUS! The girl looks like she can do anything. And THAT WATERFALL is perfect!! Enough about the cover...
Why I want to read it? 
Because in a post apocalyptic world, there are stories that are just fantastically told and 
I have a feeling this is one them

What are YOU waiting on??
Comment and link me up!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Review: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3)The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
401 Pages
Release Date: Feb. 12th, 2013
Publisher: Razorbill
Genre: Paranormal
Level: YA
Rating: 4.5 STARS

Goodreads Summary:

In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.

Monday, March 18, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (23)

Welcome to It's Monday! What Are You reading? Hosted over at Book Journey, this is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well... you never know where the next "must read" book will come from!
***Sheila over at Book Journey also has a weekly contest. Check out her blog for more information!

Finished: Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
              Everbound by Brodi Ashton
              Pivot Point by Kasie West
              Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bargudo
              How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kristen Miller

Currently Reading: Dualed by Elsie Chapman
Dualed (Dualed, #1)

To Read: Shadows in the Silence by Courtney Allison Molton
               The Essence by Kimberly Derting
                Just one Day by Gayle Forman

What are you reading or planning to read? Link me up or comment!!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Cover Reveals: Resist, Just One Year, Time After Time, Isla and the Happily Ever After, The Fiery Heart, Belladona, and MORE!

Resist (Breathe #2) by Sarah Crossan
Release Date: October 8th, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Resist (Breathe, #2)
Just One Year by Gayle Forman
Release Date: October 2013
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Just One Year (Just One Day, #2)
Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone
Release Date: October 8th, 2013
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Time After Time (Time Between Us, #2)

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Release Date: September 17th, 2013
Publisher: Dutton Books
Isla and the Happily Ever After

**Bonus! New covers for "Anna" and "Lola" too!!

The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4) by Richelle Mead
Release Date: November 19th, 2013
Publisher: Razorbill
The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines, #4)
Belladonna by Fiona Paul
Release Date: July 16th, 2013
Publisher: Penguin
(P.S: This is the new cover!!)
Olivia Twisted by Vivi Barnes
Release Date: November 5th, 2013
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Olivia Twisted

Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
Release Date: September 24th, 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Where the Stars Still Shine

Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes
Release Date: 2013
Publisher: Razorbill
Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms #2)

These Broken Stars by Megan Spooner & Amie Kaufman
Release Date: December 10, 2013
Publisher: Disney Hyperion 
These Broken Stars

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo 
Release Date: June 4th, 2013
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)

A Tale of Two Centuries by Rachel Harris 
Release Date:  August 6th, 2013 
Publisher: Entangled Teen
A Tale of Two Centuries

Sooo many GORGEOUS and CREATIVE covers revealed within the past 2-3 weeks!!
My favorite covers would have to be Time After Time and A Tale of Two Centuries!!
What do you think of these covers??
Which one is your favorite??

Saturday, March 16, 2013

YA March Releases 2013

This month's releases!! Eeeep!! There's this one special book I've been ANXIOUS and GIDDY to read!
Tell me what book YOU think I'm awaiting!! 
Oh and if there's a book that I missed please let me know so I can add it!!

Things I Can't Forget (Hundred Oaks, #3)Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality
March 1st, 2013:
Things I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally
Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg 

Let the Sky Fall (Let the Sky Fall, #1)Spellcaster (Spellcaster, #1)When We Wake (When We Wake, #1)Requiem (Delirium, #3)The Nightmare Affair (The Arkwell Academy, #1)Legacy of the Clockwork Key (The Secret Order, #1)BruisedUnremembered (Unremembered, #1)Flirting with MaybeDear CassieA Touch Menacing (A Touch Trilogy, #3)Flowers in the Sky Infatuate (Gilded Wings, #2)
March 5th, 2013:
Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
Spellcaster by Claudia Bray
When We Wake by Karen Healey
Requiem by Lauren Oliver
The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett
Legacy of the Clockwork Key by Kristin Bailey
Bruised by Sarah Skilton
Unremembered by Jessica Brody
Flirting With Maby by Wendy Higgins
Dear Cassie by Lisa Burnstein
A Touch Menacing by Leah Clifford
Flowers in the Sky by Lynn Joseph
Infatuate by Aimee Agresti

March 7th, 2013: 
Orleans by Sherri L. Smith

MILA 2.0 (MILA 2.0, #1)PoisonStrands of Bronze and Gold (Strands of Bronze and Gold, #1)
March 12th, 2013:
Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza
Poison by Bridget Zinn
Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)Pretty Girl-13
March 19th, 2013:
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley

Going VintagePeriod 8With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7)Impostor (Slide #2)The Shattered Mountain (Fire and Thorns, #0.6)
March 26th, 2013:
Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt 
Period 8 by Chris Crutcher
With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent
Imposter by Jill Hathaway
The Shattered Mountain by Rae Carson 

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