Release Date: October 22nd, 2013
Publisher: Random House Kids
Goodreads Summary: A gift? A curse? A moment that changes everything. . . . Caught in an unexpected spring squall, Corrine's first instinct is to protect her little sister Sophie after a nasty fall. But when Corrine reaches out to comfort her sister, the exact opposite occurs. Her touch--charged with an otherworldly force and bursting with blinding indigo color--surges violently from Corrine to her sister. In an instant, Sophie is dead. From that moment on, Corrine convinces herself that everyone would be better off if she simply withdrew from life.
If you guys follow me on Twitter, then you KNOW how much I LOVE Veronica Mars and can FANGIRL like crazy over the show and characters!!! Also THANK YOU KIERSTEN WHITE for indirectly introducing me to this show!! So this post is mainly a filler post and one full of awesomeness which I was actually going to write a while a go but with the Veronica Mars movie trailer/footage out (SQUEEEE) I decided it was the perfect time to squeal and fangirl about it here today.
FIRST UP: TOP 5 REASONS YOU NEED TO WATCH VERONICA MARS THE SHOW:
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Since it's summer and Sarah Dessen is THE contemporary, summer book writer,
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Luke is the perfect boyfriend: handsome, kind, fun. He and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby, the beach town where they both grew up. But now, in the summer before college, Emaline wonders if perfect is good enough.
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where that spotlights the upcoming books I am currently anticipating.
Descendant by Lesley Livingston
Release Date: August 27th, 2013
Goodreads Summary: The last thing Mason Starling remembers is the train crossing a bridge. An explosion . . . a blinding light . . . then darkness. Now she is alone, stranded in Asgard—the realm of Norse legend—and the only way for her to get home is to find the Spear of Odin, a powerful relic left behind by vanished gods. The Fennrys Wolf knows all about Asgard. He was once trapped there. And he’ll do whatever it takes to find the girl who’s stolen his heart and bring her back—even if it means a treacherous descent into the Underworld. But time is running out, and Fenn knows something Mason doesn’t: If she takes up the Spear, she’ll set in motion a terrible prophecy. And she won’t just return to her world . . . she’ll destroy it. In this pulse-pounding sequel to Starling, Lesley Livingston delivers another electrifying blend of nonstop action and undeniable romance that will leave readers breathless.
Why am I waiting on this? While I didn't LOVE Starling I did reaaally like it, especially the the mythology that was incorporated into it! And might I add this cover is kick butt!! The leather and the fog in a mysterious forest? Oh yeah!
Hey guys! Caitlyn here with our new discussion post The Truth About Books! In case you forgot, we'll be changing post titles every week between The Truth About Books and The Thing About Books!
Be warned though there ARE SPOILERS from the books we discuss!!!
This week we discussed.....
~Dreamless and Goddess by Josephine Angelini~
(its very scattered and all over the place...sorry but that's just how me and Taherah role)
I absolutely LOVED
Dreamless and Goddess by Josephine Angelini!
I KNOW!!!!! I
loved the plot line and how it followed the Illiad.
I didn't even
know that it followed it THAT much till later. I think it's cool that it did
Well that's what I
loved about Goddess how you started to see all the characters come forward and
see who they were supposed to be (besides Helen and Lucas...that one was
Oooh yes everything
just came back full circle (well to an extent at least)
Okay, but in
dreamless I was so SO.....well not irritated but... heartbroken I mean it was
obvious Helen and Lucas had to be together even just as friends they had to be
in each others lives or they would spiral (which they did) and UGH I reread
Starcrossed after Dreamless and I realized DAPHNE TOLD THEM A LIE AND THAT THEY
WEREN'T COUSINS AND UH!!!!
I kinda get
Daphne...well not really. She's super annoying. Smart i'll give her that, but she
just messed up everything.
know it was annoying how she thought she had to control and manipulate everyone
like...no. And all their misery normally its just bad communication but damn
this time it was all her fault!
All just so she could get whats his face back! I
mean seriously I get it in the beginning of what people would go through for
love but its been YEARS. I don't want to be mean and say get over it but you
may as well have just been a good mother. It's the least she could have done.
Right sorry his name got
lost in all the others
I know!!! She messed up everyone
else's lives and HELEN'S and she thought that somehow Helen would HELP HER when
it was over!!!!!!!! NO!!!!!! Sweetie the world DOES NOT work that way!!! I get
it he is the love of your life but DAMN!!!!!
I just wish she did things differently. I mean I
don't hate her because I know Helen would have done the same for Lucas
Thats very true... but come on
she could have just...asked. People do that sometimes. ANYWAYS we should talk
about Dreamless before we get more into this.
Dreamless was heartbreaking. Absolutely
I mean the entire time it was one big cry after
another! You thought you had gotten over something like Helen not sleeping, or
Hector being banished (I forget the word...), or HELEN AND LUCAS NOT TALKING
AND ALWAYS FIGHTING AND AAAAHHHHH (I'm good now) but then it would just come
back and slap you in the figgin face again!
Hector=Outcast. And YES especially in the beginning
when Lucas took his dad's advice and totally ignored and gave Helen the cold
Ugh and then the whole
jealous/suspicious of Orion thing and Shadowmaster and robbing museums! I mean
grins sheepishly I thought it was kinda
funny when everyone found out who Orion was plus you know him being compared to Adonis
was hilarious. Lucas was soooo close to hurting something :)
starts laughing uncontrollably OMG THAT
WAS THE BEST!!!!!!!! HOLY CRAP I thought Lucas might actually kill Orion!!! XD
OH and when Helen saw them in the vision cracks up ooh my gosh that
DUDE and when
she and Orion would text and she would laugh and Ari was like who was
that? sigh Loved those moments
Oh those were good too and how
no one believed he was a good guy! Like JEEZ he goes through friggin hell with
her! How bad can he really be??
.__. That was annoying, Like sheeesh they made the
tyrant seem like such a bad person
RIGHT!?!?! AND WHEN I FIGURED OUT IT WAS HELEN I WAS
LIKE "ASSFHKSKMDNHJAHVDHAKBA" Whyyyyy it was sooooo meannnnnnn
and then Claire and Matt and Ari and I was like NO because HECTOR AND dies
in a puddle of tears and emotion
shaky voice Claire's betrayal hurt the
most. She drove a knife through my heart. Then there's Hector tries to
control tears who is my favorite character. The character I admired and
adored the most. It's just too much
I KNOW!!!!!! I even KNEW it
was coming and I STILL DIED!!!! AND THEN when Lucas traded himself because he
didn't think Helen LOVED HIM AND NOOOOO
What Lucas did? Incredibly
selfless and stupid. Thats the one loose end I want to see cut Caitlyn Crowe It was tragic and idiotic and I mean
seriously Lucas? But I loved the way Helen got him out of it XD
Lol yeah ;) Helen's
gift of creating worlds is super cool too
I know!!! Totally was not expecting that
and the fact that Hades had been training then was awesome!!! Usually Hades is
the bad guy but this time not even! Hades is AWESOME
Hades is the bomb. He actually usually is
in other books
yes like in that scene where Helen goes down (with Lucas's help big
grin) and asks to be let in after being kicked out for saying they would
kinda remembers scene not really
Umm its right after Orion and Helen
get kicked out after talking to Persephone and Helen then figures out that it was
Lucas who robbed the museum and distracted Ares and he gives her the obol and
she goes down and meets Morpheus and then goes under the tree of nightmares to
talk to Hades and she realizes he looks like Orion or something and that Hades
is really compassionate
THIS IS DREAMLESS?
Oooh that explains why I don't remember much. I need to reread that book
You should, I'll let you borrow it
K though the one thing that
irritated me during Goddess was when it became known Helen was the Tyrant and
Lucas got hurt and then she took him to her world and they just stayed there!
People were getting worried! It didn't help at all that Tyrant was supposed to
be bad and Helen didn't even think about actually showing everyone that he was
safe. It was annoying >.<
Yeah but it was kinda a needed break
from all the drama. I hate how once everyone figured out Helen was the Tyrant
NO ONE but Orion, Cassie, Lucas, and Hector wanted to stand by her side! I mean
seriously! She didn't change at all and yet they still judged her on something
she couldn't control!! What the HELL!!!!
RIGHT?! I do understand
Noelle's worry though considering everything. A break might have been needed
but I do feel like Helen should have taken the time to explain everything
earlier than she did in the book
think Helen should have made it so time didn't pass and people shouldn't have
assumed so much about her from a half destroyed prophecy that has proven to not
be entirely accurate
That I approve of
oh god though, when Lucas died I was
so damn heartbroken (well he didn't die but still)
In the Helen is Tyrant scene?
Is it bad that I my heart didn't quite break as much as it
did for Hector?
No it definitely broke more for
That is a YA fictional death I
will NEVER forget. I was basically on the verge of tears
Me too and with what's her name?? The
siren girl! Oh I felt so bad!!!
ANDIE! Let's talk about her!
And yes omg it was so sad!!! They should have fallen in love (they kinda
already were), get married, have little Hectors running around. IT WOULD HAVE
BEEN SO CUTE
OMG I WANT A LITTLE HECTOR WHERE CAN
I BUY ONE!!!!!!
The surf shop?
Hector loves water. Thats the
only place I could think of
on....Andie is adorable I was so sad when Hector saw her and was like INSTALOVE
and she was like "stay the f away from me you creep"
Lol I kinda found it hilarious
(on Hector's part. I understand why Andie was like that) :) Though I
totally ship them
YES!!!!!!!!! Omg you know who I ship
WHO? never mind I know the answer to that...
ORION AND CASSANDRA
Thought so :P
And I don't ship them as much. Don't get me
wrong they're cute and all but age difference has always been a thing that
really downgraded a ship like Dimitri and Rose
well age is just a number :P plus
its NOT like Dimitri and Rose, they are only like 3 or 4 years apart
5-6 years. Adrian and her were 3 years so I was cool with
umm I'm talking Orion and Cassie not
Dimitri and Rose....that one was kinda...much
Right sorry! How old is he anyways?
Isn't he like the same age as Helen
and Lucas?? Like 17 or so??
I have no idea...oh well...but
yeah they do make a cute couple. I really liked the way Goddess ended and how
everything cooled down.
Sorry our conversation ended so abruptly again! We just don't want to stop!
Join us next Friday with all new book discussion/joint review!
What did you guys think about the Starcrossed Series? Didn't like, liked, loved?
If you want to continue the conversation in the comments!! I promise I (although maybe we...I haven't asked Taherah) will continue it with you!!!