Thursday, February 27, 2014

Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
372 Pages
Release Date: December 10th, 2010
Publisher: Dutton
Genre: Contemporary
Level: YA
Rating: 5 STARS

Goodreads Summary:
Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. She is less than thrilled about boarding school in Paris - until she meets √Čtienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, he has it all - including a serious girlfriend. Will Anna get her French kiss?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (73)

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, February 24, 2014

Review: Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey

Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey
407 pages
Release Date: January 5th, 2012
Publisher: Dial
Genre: Fantasy
Level: YA
Rating: 4 STARS

Goodreads Summary:

On Wilde Island, there is no peace between dragons, fairies, and humans.

Wilde Island is in an uproar over the recent death of its king. As the uneasy pact between dragons, fairies, and humans begins to fray, the royal witch hunter with a hidden agenda begins a vengeful quest to burn girls suspected of witchcraft before a new king is crowned.

Strong-willed Tess, a blacksmith’s daughter from a tiny hamlet, wants more for herself than a husband and a house to keep. But in times like these wanting more can be dangerous. Accused of witchery, Tess and her two friends are forced to flee the violent witch hunter. As their pursuer draws ever closer they find shelter with a huntsman in the outskirts of the forbidden Dragonswood sanctuary. But staying with the mysterious huntsman poses risks of its own: Tess does not know how to handle the attraction she feels for him—or resist the elusive call that draws her deeper onto the heart of Dragonswood.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cover Reveal: Perilous Sea, Lailah, and MORE

Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas
The Perilous Sea (The Elemental Trilogy, #2)

It's just too gorgeous for my own eyes!! *drools* *pets cover*
Love the way water formed a dragon(??) BUT JUST THE PRETTY! 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Trailer Reveal+Giveaway: Soul Betrayed by Katlyn Duncan

I am super excited to be able to share the trailer for Katlyn Duncan's SOUL BETRAYED, the third and final book in The Life After trilogy, coming February 27, 2014 from Carina.

The covers for each book in this series are gorgeous and the trailers are just as amazing.

If you haven't yet heard about this awesome series, available in eBook format, just check out the descriptions below.

And if you'd like the chance to win an Amazon eGift Card, the author has offered one up for giveaway. Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter.

Now, without any further ado, let me present to you...

~The Soul Betrayed Trailer~

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (72)

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~

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Review: Split Second by Kasie West

Split Second (Pivot Point, #2)Split Second (Pivot Point #2) by Kasie West
360 Pages
Release Date: February 11th, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: Paranormal
Rating: 5 STARS

Goodreads Summary:
Life can change in a split second.

Addie hardly recognizes her life since her parents divorced. Her boyfriend used her. Her best friend betrayed her. She can’t believe this is the future she chose. On top of that, her ability is acting up. She’s always been able to Search the future when presented with a choice. Now she can manipulate and slow down time, too . . . but not without a price.

When Addie’s dad invites her to spend her winter break with him, she jumps at the chance to escape into the Norm world of Dallas, Texas. There she meets the handsome and achingly familiar Trevor. He’s a virtual stranger to her, so why does her heart do a funny flip every time she sees him? But after witnessing secrets that were supposed to stay hidden, Trevor quickly seems more suspicious of Addie than interested in her. And she has an inexplicable desire to change that.

Meanwhile, her best friend, Laila, has a secret of her own: she can restore Addie’s memories . . . once she learns how. But there are powerful people who don’t want to see this happen. Desperate, Laila tries to manipulate Connor, a brooding bad boy from school—but he seems to be the only boy in the Compound immune to her charms. And the only one who can help her.

As Addie and Laila frantically attempt to retrieve the lost memories, Addie must piece together a world she thought she knew before she loses the love she nearly forgot . . . and a future that could change everything.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Review: Unbound by Victoria Schwab

The Unbound (The Archived, #2)Unbound by Victoria Schwab
368 Pages
Release Date: January 28th, 2014
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Genre: Paranormal
Rating: 5 STARS

Goodreads Summary:
Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books. Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.

Last summer, Mackenzie Bishop, a Keeper tasked with stopping violent Histories from escaping the Archive, almost lost her life to one. Now, as she starts her junior year at Hyde School, she's struggling to get her life back. But moving on isn't easy -- not when her dreams are haunted by what happened. She knows the past is past, knows it cannot hurt her, but it feels so real, and when her nightmares begin to creep into her waking hours, she starts to wonder if she's really safe. 

Meanwhile, people are vanishing without a trace, and the only thing they seem to have in common is Mackenzie. She's sure the Archive knows more than they are letting on, but before she can prove it, she becomes the prime suspect. And unless Mac can track down the real culprit, she'll lose everything, not only her role as Keeper, but her memories, and even her life. Can Mackenzie untangle the mystery before she herself unravels?

With stunning prose and a captivating mixture of action, romance, and horror, The Unbound delves into a richly imagined world where no choice is easy and love and loss feel like two sides of the same coin.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Review: Unhinged by A.G Howard

Unhinged (Splintered, #2)Unhinged by A.G Howard
400 Pages
Release Date: January 7th, 2014
Publisher: Amulet
Genre: Retelling/Paranormal
Rating: 4.5 STARS

Goodreads Summary:
Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the guy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly seductive Morpheus and the vindictive Queen Red. Now all she has to do is graduate high school and make it through prom so she can attend the prestigious art school in London she's always dreamed of.

That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didn’t show up for school one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland—where she (partly) belongs.

As prom and graduation creep closer, Alyssa juggles Morpheus’s unsettling presence in her real world with trying to tell Jeb the truth about a past he’s forgotten. Glimpses of Wonderland start to bleed through her art and into her world in very disturbing ways, and Morpheus warns that Queen Red won’t be far behind.

If Alyssa stays in the human realm, she could endanger Jeb, her parents, and everyone she loves. But if she steps through the rabbit hole again, she'll face a deadly battle that could cost more than just her head.

Friday, February 14, 2014

The Thing About Books: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

This post is going to be one very fangirlish and spoilerish post.
DO NOT CONTINUE! You are most certainly welcome to join
 our thoughts and fangirl-ishness once you have read Ignite Me :D :D 
Without further ado...

~Ignite Me~

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cover Reveal+Giveaway: The Queen of Zombie Hearts by Gena Showalter

Today is the day! The cover of Gena Showalter's THE QUEEN OF ZOMBIE HEARTS is here! We're so excited to be able to share this with you as it joins an already stunning set! Ready to see it? Not quite yet lets take a look a the first two covers in the series!

First there was ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND...


Now get ready to EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT!!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (71)

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~

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Recap: Fight for the Future Author Signing


It's been a while since Caitlyn and I have been to a signing. Luckily
for us, we were able to go the Fight for the Future author signing at the Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore at Redondo Beach on Sunday featuring Marie Lu (Legend), Amie Kaufman (These Broken Stars), Meagan Spooner (These Broken Stars/Skylark), and Margaret Stohl (Icons)! We had a blast and it was awesome 
meeting these authors!
Left to Right: Marie Lu, Meagan Spooner, Amie Kaufman, and Margaret Stohl

Monday, February 10, 2014

Cover Reveal+Giveaway: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil

Welcome to the the Official Cover Reveal for Gretchen McNeil's GET EVEN (Get Even #1)

Get Even by Gretchen McNeil
Release Date: September 16th 2014
Publisher: Balzer+Bray

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Cover Reveals: In a Handful of Dust, Killer Instinct, and MORE

In a Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis
In a Handful of Dust (Not a Drop to Drink, #2)

Such nice colors and interesting background setting!
Looking forward to reading this book :) 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Unraveling Books: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Hi guys! So this week Taherah and I are trying something new! 
We are both going to review the same book (basically like a dual review) and have it posted here! 
This way you can read both of our opinions without all the bickering ;)
There will be spoilers from previous books but we will refrain from adding spoilers
into our reviews. There still will be The Thing/Truth About Books but we're going to alternate
depending on the book and which it fits better. 
Hope you enjoy!

Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
560 Pages
Release Date: February 4th, 2014
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Genre: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Level: YA

Goodreads Summary:
Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair—or her guard.

In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. 

Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker—unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. 

When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cover Reveal: Knight Assassin by Rima Jean {Excerpt+Giveaway}

Today Rima Jena and Entangled Teen are revealing the cover for KNIGHT ASSASSIN, releasing in March 4,2014! Check out the gorgeous cover, exclusive excerpt, and enter to win an eARC!
On to the reveal!

About the Book
Author: Rima Jean
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pub. Date: March 4, 2014
Pages: 216

Seventeen-year-old Zayn has special powers she cannot control—powers that others fear and covet. Powers that cause the Templar Knights to burn Zayn’s mother at the stake for witchcraft. When a mysterious stranger tempts Zayn to become the first female member of the heretical Assassins, the chance to seek her revenge lures her in. She trains to harness her supernatural strength and agility, and then enters the King of Jerusalem's court in disguise with the assignment to assassinate Guy de Molay, her mother’s condemner. But once there, she discovers Earic Goodwin, the childhood friend who still holds her heart, among the knights—and his ocean-blue eyes don’t miss a thing. Will vengeance be worth the life of the one love she has left?

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (70)

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, February 2, 2014

Cover Attack: The Invisible, Sweet Unrest, Plus One, and A LOT MORE

The Invisible by Amelia Kahaney
The Invisible

LOVELOVELOVE this cover! Such pretty colots and an awesome
 title font!
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