Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cover Attack Part II

Looks like I missed a few but didn't want to add it to last week's post since there were waaay too many!
There isn't as many as last time but still  quite a lot! :)
Click on cover to go to it's GR page!

To All the Boys I've Loved by Jenny Han
To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Really love this cover! It reflects the story really well!! 

Salvage by Alexandra Duncan 

Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor
Maybe One Day

This is a cute cover! Guessing it's going to be about friendship..maybe? 

Wanderers by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan

Fugitive X (Revolution 19 #2) by Gregg Rosenblum
Fugitive X

The Book of Love (The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers) by Lynn Weingarten
The Book of Love (The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers, #2)

Ruins (Partials #3) by Dan Wells
Ruins (Partials, #3)

So I haven't started reading Partials YET but this cover is awesome-sauce!

Teen Spirit by Francesca Lia Block
Teen Spirit

Very pirate-y in my opinion...

Steadfast (Spellcaster #2) by Claudia Gray
Steadfast (Spellcaster, #2)

PRETTY!!! Love the color and the swirly thingies!

Tsarina by J. Nelle Patrick

Deathsworn by Leah Cypess
Deathsworn (Deathsworn, #1)

Awesome cover! Medieval-nessss typish cover!! 

Burn Out by Kristi Helvig
Burn Out

Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott
Fire & Flood


Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong
Sea of Shadows

This is one of the COOLEST covers I've seen yet! 
It looks awesome and I love the way the "o" in of is written!

Eeek so many awesome winter titles from Harper!
What do YOU guys think about these?? 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Review: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
488 Pages
Release Date: December 18th, 2012
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Genre: Science Fiction
Level: YA
Rating: 4.7 STARS

Goodreads Summary:

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.
When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.

When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Review: Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn, #1)Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
358 Pages
Release Date: September 18th, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genre: Contemporary
Level: YA
Rating: 3 STARS

Goodreads Summary:

Lillia has never had any problems dealing with boys who like her. Not until this summer, when one went too far. No way will she let the same thing happen to her little sister.

Kat is tired of the rumours, the insults, the cruel jokes. It all goes back to one person– her ex-best friend– and she's ready to make her pay.

Four years ago, Mary left Jar Island because of a boy. But she's not the same girl anymore. And she's ready to prove it to him.

Three very different girls who want the same thing: sweet, sweet revenge. And they won't stop until they each had a taste.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (40)

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

This week's pick-
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: August 27th, 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)

Goodreads Summary:
An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.

Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king's bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she's given a task that could jeopardize everything she's come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon -- forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice. 

Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?

I for one absolutely adored Throne of Glass and can't wait to see what happens with Celaena in this book!
Plus you know CHAOL <333 nbsp="" p="">

What are YOU waiting on?
Let me know in the comments! 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

New Releases: June 24th-30th

Click on the covers to go to their Goodreads link! (Yes I finally learned how to do it thanks to Eileen from Singing and Reading in the Rain!)
June 25th:

Ink (Paper Gods, #1) In the After Hunted (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #6)Hidden (Avena, #1)The Lost Sun (The United States of Asgard, #1)After Daybreak (Darkness Before Dawn Trilogy, #3)Weather WitchSpartan Frost (Mythos Academy, #4.5)ParadoxSince You AskedConfessions of an Almost-Girlfriend (Confessions, #2)Precious BloodGolden Girl (The American Fairy, #2)fmlwtf

Ink by Amanda Sun
In the After by Demitria Lunetta
Hunted by Kevin Hearne
Hidden by Marianne Curley
The Lost Sun by Tessa Gratton
After Daybreak by J.A London
Weather Witch by Shannon Delaney
Spartan Frost by Jennifer Estep
Paradox by A.J Paquette
Since You Asked by Maurene Goo
Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend by Louise Rozette 
Precious Blood by Tonya Hurley
Golden Girl by Sarah Zettel
fml by David Hutchinson
wtf by Peter Lerangis 

Ashes on the WavesThe Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey
The Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Robin Palmer

Are there any new releases you're excited about?

Monday, June 24, 2013

Cover Reveal + GIVEAWAY: FAKING NORMAL by Courtney Stevens

I'm super excited to help Courtney with revealing the cover for her hew debut novel Faking Normal!! 

And now on to the main event, the cover of Faking Normal:

Designed by Laura Lyn DiSiena

Reasons I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the cover:

1. It’s beautiful.

2. It tells a story without words.

3. Have you seen the awesome paper cut trees???

Here's what the publisher (HarperTeen) has to say about Faking Normal:
Alexi Littrell hasn’t told anyone what happened to her over the summer. Ashamed and embarrassed, she hides in her closet and compulsively scratches the back of her neck, trying to make the outside hurt more than the inside does.

At school, nobody sees the scratches or her pain. The only person she connects with is the mysterious Captain Lyric, who writes song lyrics on her fourth-period desk for her to complete. With pencil marks and music, Alexi carves out a comfortable space for herself as she and the Captain finish each other’s songs – words on a desk feel safer than words spoken aloud.

But when Bodee Lennox, the quiet and awkward boy next door, comes to live with the Littrells, Alexi discovers an unlikely friend who understands her better than anyone. He has secrets of his own and knows all about suffering in silence. As they lean on each other for support, Alexi gives him the strength to deal with his past, and Bodee helps her find the courage to finally speak up.

With her powerful, moving debut novel, author Courtney C. Stevens emerges as an extraordinary new talent to watch.
Faking Normal will be released from HarperTeen on February 25, 2014. Yes, this is earlier than the date listed on Amazon.
About the author:
Courtney C. Stevens grew up in Kentucky and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She is an adjunct professor and a former youth minister. Her other skills include playing hide-and-seek, climbing trees, and being an Olympic torch bearer. Faking Normal is her first novel.

What Courtney has to say: The goods on the Cover Reveal Contest!!

You don’t know me. Twitter doesn’t know me. Facebook doesn’t know me. Goodreads doesn’t know me. Amazon pre-sales doesn’t know me. (This is one of the great challenges of being a debut author.)

Please help change my anonymity by placing Faking Normal on the radar of readers, bloggers, reviewers, and you know … people who like to win stuff.

A few deets on the prize package-

The winner receives:

- A signed ARC of Faking Normal

- A hand-painted cover rock by Court

- Signed postcard

- Silicone “Channel Your Brave” bracelet

Since hand-painted cover rock isn’t usual book swag, I thought you might want a little background. In my little family, we paint rocks for significant events. I currently have three different book rocks that someone in my family made. One for when I got an agent, another for when I went out on submission, and finally one for when we sold Faking Normal.

I thought it would be cool if I shared the tradition with one lucky winner by making a cover-inspired rock.

(You might also be interested to know the bottom of the rock contains a spoiler: some of the first lyric quotes written by the main character and her Captain Lyric.)

Enter by filling out the Rafflecopter below.

(U.S. only. Giveaway ends July 8, 2013.)

You can find Courtney here:

Sunday, June 23, 2013


They're have been a bajizillion overs that were released within the past week so check out all the amazing pretties that now have gorgeous covers!!! Just click on the titles to go their Goodreads' page :) 

*dies in fangirl-ness* PRETTYPRETTYPRETTY!!!!! LOVE THE COLORS USED!!!!

House of Ivy & Sorrow

Love the ivy!!!

Perfect Lies (Mind Games, #2)

Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3)


Split Second (Pivot Point #2)

*spazzes* Laila is beautiful!! LOVE IT!! CAN NOT WAIT TILL THIS RELEASES!!

Frozen (Taken #2) by Erin Bowman
Frozen (Taken, #2)

This looks super cool!!

Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
Side Effects May Vary

First? Loving the title for this one! Cover looks awesome!

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
 Cruel Beauty

This is beautifully amazing! A bit dizzying to look at but also very nice!

Great by Sara Beninasa

Avalon by Mindee Arnett

THIS LOOKS AWESOME!!! Not exactlty sure what the top thing is but it looks very cool!

Is it bad that find this cover creepily funny?

The Inventor's Secret by Andrea Cremer
The Inventor's Secret (The Inventor's Secret, #1)

Such a steam punk like cover :P Love the title's font!

Pretty Sly by Elisa Ludwig 
Pretty Sly (Pretty Crooked, #2)

The color contrast on this over works pretty well!

The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine 
The Promise of Amazing

The cover look CUTE! So does the synopsis! Can't wait to read it!

Tremor (Pulse, #2)

Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell
Dear Killer

This looks like an awesome-sauce book!
Fake ID

Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano 
Nearly Gone

INTENSE looking cover! Synopsis looks interesting though!! 

Fragile Spirits (Souls #2) by Mary Lindsey
Fragile Spirits (Souls #2)

Is it just me or does this look kinda anime-ish or manga like cover? 

The Princess in the Opal Mask (The Princess in the Opal Mask, #1)

The Glass Casket

This looks AAAMAZING!! Love how there's a dagger amidst the pink and pearlrs XD 


Adoring the symbol behind the title!

This looks super cool!! Works very well with its descrciption!!

The Drowned Forest by Kristopher Reisz
The Drowned Forest

This is just plain creepy O.O

Perfect Ruin (The Internment Chronicles #1) by Lauren DeStefano
Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles, #1)

Ashes to Ashes
Check out BOOKish to learn more about the book!!

This cover creates such a somber mood yet intriguing as well...

Yay for all of you who actually read the entire post and are currently reading this!!! *hands you cookies*

What do you think of these covers?
Any favorites?
Ones you adore?
Or any that you are jumping up and down for and can't wait till it releases? 

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