Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April Releases: 4/29-5/5

April 30th, 2013: 
The LoopSweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy, #2)The Boyfriend AppThe Program (The Program, #1)The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2)The WardLife After TheftThe Last AcademyAnthem for Jackson Dawes Belonging (Temptation, #2)GorgeousIdentity TheftOath Bound (Unbound, #3)
This Girl (Slammed, #3)

The Loop by Shandy Lawson
Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins
The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise
The Program by Suzanne Uoung
The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
The Ward by Jordana Frankel
Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike
The Last Academy by Anne Applegate
Anthem for Jackson Dawes by Cecilia Bryce
Belonging By Karen Ann Hopkins
Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick
Identity Theft by Anna Davies
**Not YA** Oath Bound by Rachel Vincent
This Girl by Colleen Hoover

May 2nd, 2013:
Our Song
Our Song by Jordanna Fraiberg

Monday, April 29, 2013

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Of Silver and Beasts by Trisha Wolfe

“What’s your rank, baby blue eyes?” the guy asks, pushing off his cot and stalking toward the prince.
Everything in me screams to act, but I don’t want to declare alliances this early on. Not without understanding the dynamic of placements and bonds already formed among these people. But I’ll not let this hulk of a man harm the prince. I brace my heel against the wall, ready to push off and lunge.
Prince Caben rises to his feet, slowly turning to face him. He straightens his spine, squaring his shoulders. “I don’t have one. And my name is Payne. Not ‘baby blue eyes’, meathead.”
Big guy laughs, his husky voice bounces off the rock walls. “I’m Crew”—he beats his chest hard once, like a barbarian—“and I’ve won three fights. I’ll win the next two and be the one awarded the freedom ring.” He leans down toward Prince Caben, leveling their faces. “So don’t even think about you or your princess over there walking out of here. I’m ranked as a Colossal. The strongest Colossal in Bax’s league.”
Princess? I nearly scoff. Then I realize what the problem with Crew is: he feels threatened by Prince Caben. That revelation almost makes me laugh out right. What does a big stack of muscles like Crew have to fear from the prince?
The other prisons slowly circle around the stand-off in the center of the cell. Tension thickens the musty air. It coils around my spine, tightening my muscles. If I allow the fight to continue without interruption, will the guards stop it? They’d want their fighters in pristine shape, wouldn’t they?
Prince Caben doesn’t back away from Crew. Instead, he moves into his space. I roll my eyes. Stupid, conceited man.
“Freedom ring?” the prince questions. “As in, there’s a chance to leave?” He rubs his chin, and I notice the dark shadow of facial hair that has darkened his features overnight. “Is there a season that has to be won, or can someone gain five wins during their entire imprisonment?”
Crew’s eyebrows pinch together. He’s clearly despondent that he hasn’t succeeded in intimidating the prince. “We’re in a season right now, you weakling. If you don’t win—you’re dead. Which by the looks of you, will happen in your first match.”
Prince Caben nods, as if he’s simply piecing together a jigsaw puzzle and not being told of his demise. “What is the cuff for?” He points to the iron clamp around Crew’s wrist.
“It’s our biometric monitor.” Crew shoves the cuff up close to the prince’s face. “See those three blue lights? Those are my wins. When the fifth lights up, I’m outta’ here.”
“Has anyone ever won the freedom ring before?” Prince Caben asks.
Crew’s massive arms tremble. “No,” he grinds out. “But I will.” He cocks his cuffed hand back, then sends a blow to Prince Caben’s chin.
I’m up and racing across the cell before the prince hits the ground. Crew spots me from his peripheral. He turns and swipes the air. I duck, roll, and come up behind him. I jump on the cot and leap onto his back.
“You squirrely little ...” he mumbles, trying to reach over his shoulders to get a hold on me.
Tightening my arms around his thick neck, I squeeze. He gasps for air, and rams my back into the wall. I wheeze as the air whooshes from my lungs, pain splintering through my already bruised chest. But I hold tight, bearing down harder, and cut off his supply of oxygen.
Finally, I feel Crew weaken beneath my hold. He drops to his knees, and I only release him once I’m sure he’s knocked out.
Stepping around the now limp Crew, I glance at all the wide eyes studying me, and meet the prince’s. Fury ignites his stormy blue irises. He picks himself off the floor and heads toward one of the side chambers, throwing the tattered material aside as he stalks inside.
I follow after him. When I step inside the tiny, dank room, my eyes trail Prince Caben as he paces. He reaches each side of the small chamber with three quick strides. Back and forth.
On his third round, I open my mouth and get out a single syllable before he holds up a hand, halting me. He drives his hand through his dark hair. “Thank you for making me look like a spineless jerk.” He shakes his head and faces me.
Taken aback, I say, “This is my duty to protect—”
“No. In your country it was your duty to guard me. In my world and here”—he opens his arms wide—“a man fights his own battles. He does not depend on a woman to fight them for him. You just disgraced me.”
Fire simmers in my core. “I’m still assigned as your protector no matter what realm we inhabit, Your High—” I stop myself before addressing him by title out of habit. “Your pride is polluting your reasoning.”
He laughs. “Yes, well. Thanks to your show out there, I no longer have my pride to worry about.”

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Cover Reveals: Untold, Unspoken, Unhinged, and Vitro

Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan
Expected Release: October 10th, 2013
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

I cant wait for this book!!!!!!! I really love the trees and the script/color

 used, I just want to buy it and run my hand over it over and over.

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
Release Date: September 11th, 2012
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

This cover is super creepy and cool. I love how this new one
has Kami opening the gate and I love the eerie background!!!!

Vitro by Jessica Khoury
Expected Release: January 14th, 2014
Publisher: Razorbill


Unhinged by A. G. Howard
Expected Release: January 2014
Publisher: Amulet Books
Unhinged (Splintered, #2)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Review: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1)Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini 
487 pages
Date: April 1st, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: Fantasy, Greek Mythology
Level: YA
Source: Taherah...from here...
Rating: 5 STARS

Goodreads Summary:
How do you defy destiny?

Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.

As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.

       Starcrossed is amazing!!!! This book is so fun and hilarious I literally laughed out loud on occasion(my parents now thing I'm crazy, but that's okay because it's probably true). Helen is so wonderful. She's funny and sweet and her own kind of bad-ass. I just, I can't. Really all of Josephine Angelini's characters are great and hilarious. All of them. Giggles(Claire), Lucas, Jason, Jerry, Hector, all of them. 
     Moving on... I really enjoyed this book because, unlike most books it wasn't love (or lust) at first sight. It was pure, unadulterated rage. I also really liked how you were just as confused as Helen and Helen's reaction towards it. At first she's just tries her hardest to stay away from the Delos family(because she's a genuinely good person) but after she runs into them on multiple occasions and still has no idea/isn't told what's going on she snaps in her Helen way. It is also really cool how even though Helen and Lucas hate each other they are drawn towards each other,specifically, and how they each feel the strongest amount of hatred for each other. Its like no matter what they are feeling towards each other it is always the strongest that they feel that emotion.
     NEXT! OMG JUST THE RELATIONSHIPS THAT GO ON!!!! THEY ARE SO FANTASTIC !!!!!  Okay I'm going to start with the easy one: Helen and Jerry. Their relationship is so CUTE!!!!!! Because even though Jerry is the parent they seem to switch off and Jerry is so sweet and adorably funny and loves Helen so much!!!!! Now Helen and Claire. Let me just take this moment to say that Giggles is the bestest best friend to ever exist. She is small and smart but sarcastic and totally blunt. She makes my day. Gig is Helen's perfect counterpart: sarcastic and open to her timid niceness and petite and adorable to Helen's tall, gorgeousness. Hector, Hector, Hector, Hector. He is just an amazing guy, really, I can't describe him. Just trust me on this one when I say he is an awesome character. Last...Lucas. Oooooohhhhhh, Lucas. I think I'll let Helen describe him, since I think she does it best. "She decided that if Lucas was gay then she was going to have a sex change operation. He would be so worth it." The complete and utter truth.
     This book haunts me. Its one of those that look at me every time I walk by my shelf and says,"When are you going to pick me up and open me again? I will sit here waiting for you until you do. Please come soon," with big sad puppy dog eyes that break my heart to walk away from. I'm usually not strong enough to walk away though......Okay so you know that annoying thing where during the first like 150 pages of a paperback book the pages wont stay open unless you're holding them down? Yeah, I've read this book so many times I only have that problem with the first 70.....Its a really, really good book...... READ IT.......
*walks away before I die*

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