Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (82)

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, April 29, 2014

Unraveling Books: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Welcome to this week's Unraveling Books in which we dual review 

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
Open Road SummerRelease Date: April 15th, 2014
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Genre: Contemporary
Level: YA

Goodreads Summary:
After breaking up with her bad-news boyfriend, Reagan O’Neill is ready to leave her rebellious ways behind. . . and her best friend, country superstar Lilah Montgomery, is nursing a broken heart of her own. Fortunately, Lilah’s 24-city tour is about to kick off, offering a perfect opportunity for a girls-only summer of break-up ballads and healing hearts. But when Matt Finch joins the tour as its opening act, his boy-next-door charm proves difficult for Reagan to resist, despite her vow to live a drama-free existence. This summer, Reagan and Lilah will navigate the ups and downs of fame and friendship as they come to see that giving your heart to the right person is always a risk worth taking. A fresh new voice in contemporary romance, Emery Lord’s gorgeous writing hits all the right notes.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Review: Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

Rebel BelleRebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
352 Pages
Release Date: April 8th, 2014
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Genre: Paranormal
Level: YA
Rating: 4 STARS

Goodreads Summary:
Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.

Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him--and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.

With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y'all beg for more.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Cover Reveals: Heir of Fire, Exquisite Captive, and MORE

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)

I WANT SO BAD. GIMME *reaches through screen* I'm not the biggest fan of the new series 
covers but I do like the green theme. :)

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Thing About Books: Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano

Welcome to this week's The Thing About Books!
Today Caitlyn and I discussed Elle Cosimano's NEARLY GONE!
Please please please be sure you have read Nearly Gone before reading this post
because there are major SPOILERS!!! If you haven't read it yet SHOO!
After you've read it then be sure to join us :D

~Nearly Gone~

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (81)

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, April 22, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Review: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
452 Pages
Release Date: April 1st, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins
Genre: Retellings/Fairy Tales/Fantasy
Level: YA
Rating: 4 STARS

Goodreads Summary: 
I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero.
But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There's still the yellow brick road, though—but even that's crumbling.

What happened?
Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm—and I'm the other girl from Kansas.
I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.
I've been trained to fight.
And I have a mission:
Remove the Tin Woodman's heart.
Steal the Scarecrow's brain.
Take the Lion's courage.
Then and only then—Dorothy must die!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Cover Reveal: Everblaze, Tiger's Promise, Talon and MORE

Everblaze by Shannon Messenger
Everblaze (Keeper of the Lost Cities, #3)

:O GUYS GUYS IT'S FITZ!! Can't wait to get my hands on this book
AH *grabby hands* 

Friday, April 18, 2014

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

Welcome to this week's Unraveling Books where Caitlyn and I 
write dual reviews :) Enjoy 

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)288 Pages
Release Date: April 15th, 2014
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genre: Contemporary
Level: YA

Goodreads Summary:
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister's ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (80)

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, April 15, 2014

Recap: 2014 LA Times Festival of Books

On Saturday and Sunday Caitlyn and I went to the 2014 LA Times Festival of Books and had an awesome time there :D Luckily it wasn't too hot like it was last year. On Saturday we first went to the John Green conversation hoping to get some tickets but they were sold out so we just decided to hang out in the signing line before it got too long. But we were able to get tickets to the Tahereh Mafi panel and spotted Laini Taylor and Margaret Stohl :P The John Green signing long it was especially after everyone that went to the convo came out. We also finally got to meet Stephanie Diaz, who we saved a spot for on the line and might I add super chill. So glad to be able to meet her :) Caitlyn also helped and casually gave John Green an Extraction (Stephanie's upcoming release) bookmark.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cover Reveals: The Young Elites, Camp Forget-Me-Not, and MORE

The Young Elites by Marie Lu
The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG THERE'S A COVER! AN AWESOME COVER AND SO MYSTERIOUS AND I WAAAAAANT!!!! Out of curiosity, am I the only one who thinks this cover is oddly shaped compared to others? I feel like we're missing the bottom half of the cover or is it just how
it's supposed to be o.O?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cover Reveal: Ex-Factor & Unbreakable by Elisa Dane

Ex Factor
Release Date: 04/22/14

Summary from Goodreads:
Nevaeh Evan’s life is uprooted after her father’s death, when she moves in with her aunt and cousin, Livvie. Her plan to lay low at her new high school isn’t working. Her friend’s jerky boyfriend keeps asking her out, the guy she likes treats her like garbage, and the thought of tumbling again makes her want to hurl.

So when her aunt pushes her into joining the elite X-FACTOR cheer leading squad, Navaeh goes along with it.

But Nev feels she doesn’t deserve to be happy. Not after what happened the night her father died.

Bodie Scott knows about grief all too well. Critically injured in an alcohol related accident the year before, Bodie struggles with the fact that he’ll never play football again, and he’s so far behind in credits he can’t see straight. That is, until he meets Nev. Haunted by their bloody pasts and wary of a shared future, Nev and Bodie turn to one another for comfort and support, and realize they’re not so alone after all. And when the party scene at school threatens the life of a loved one, the two stop at nothing to keep the past from repeating itself.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (79)

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, April 7, 2014

Review: Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott

Fire & Flood (Fire & Flood, #1)Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott
304 Pages
Release Date: February 25th, 2014
Publisher: Scholastic
Genre: Sci-fi/Adventure
Rating: 4 STARS

Goodreads Summary:
A modern day thrill ride, where a teen girl and her animal companion must participate in a breathtaking race to save her brother's life—and her own. 

Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to Montana for the fresh air. She's lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying—and she's helpless to change anything.

Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It's an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother's illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there's no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.

The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can't trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place?

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Review: Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay

Of Beast and BeautyBeast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
391 Pages
Release Date: July 23rd, 2013
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Genre: Fantasy
Level: YA
Rating: 4.5 STARS

Goodreads Summary:

In the beginning was the darkness, and in the darkness was a girl, and in the girl was a secret...

In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city’s vitality. In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people, the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that together, they could return balance to both their worlds.

Isra wants to help the city’s Banished people, second-class citizens despised for possessing Monstrous traits. But after she enlists the aid of her prisoner, Gem, who has been captured while trying to steal Yuan’s enchanted roses, she begins to care for him, and to question everything she has been brought up to believe.

As secrets are revealed and Isra’s sight, which vanished during her childhood, returned, Isra will have to choose between duty to her people and the beast she has come to love.

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Thing About Books: Let the Storm Break by Shannon Messenger

Hey guys! While I may not be in the US, I definitely prepared a gushy and fangirly filled
posts all about Shannon Messengers, LET THE STORM BREAK.
There are SPOILERS from both Let the Sky Fall and Let the Storm Break.
If you haven't read either, read them both and JOIN US here :D 

Goodreads Summary:
Let the Storm Break (Let the Sky Fall, #2)Whirlwind romance and breathtaking action continues in the sequel to Let the Sky Fall, which Becca Fitzpatrick called “charged and romantic.” 

Vane Weston is haunted. By the searing pull of his bond to Audra. By the lies he’s told to cover for her disappearance. By the treacherous winds that slip into his mind, trying to trap him in his worst nightmares. And as his enemies grow stronger, Vane doesn’t know how much longer he can last on his own.

But Audra’s still running. From her past. From the Gales. Even from Vane, who she doesn’t believe she deserves. And the farther she flees, the more danger she finds. She possesses the secret power her enemy craves, and protecting it might be more than she can handle—especially when she discovers Raiden’s newest weapon.

With the Gale Force weakened by recent attacks, and the power of four collapsing, Vane and Audra are forced to make a choice: keep trusting the failing winds, or turn to the people who’ve betrayed them before. But even if they survive the storms sent to destroy them, will they have anything left to hold on to?

~Let the Storm Break~

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (78)

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, April 1, 2014

Cover Reveal: Sleeping Jenny by Aubrie Dionne


As the daughter of multimillionaires, Jennifer has everything she's ever needed, except time. Diagnosed with a form of incurable cancer, she has only months to live, and her dreams of working for National Geographic to save African elephants and polar bears are shattered. Her only hope is an experimental cryogenic freezing program, which will keep her in stasis until doctors can find a cure. The cure comes three hundred years too late, and she wakes to a futuristic world where animals are all but forgotten.

Descendants of her brother adopt her, and she's thrown back into high school. Exara, the class beauty, calls Jenny the Neanderthal girl, and she becomes more of a sideshow than a member of the senior class. Only Exara's gorgeous boyfriend, Maxim sympathizes with her. Her developing feelings for Maxim are only the beginning of her problems. There aren't any more animals to save, so Jenny involves herself with a rebel group called the Timesurfers, explorers searching the galaxy for another planet to inhabit to clone long-dead animal species. Soon, she must choose between her blossoming feelings for Maxim and her lifelong dream.

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Aubrie grew up watching the original Star Wars movies over and over again until she could recite and reenact every single scene in her backyard. She also loved The Goonies, Star Trek the Next Generation-favorite character was Data by far-, and Indiana Jones. But, her all time favorite movie was The Last Unicorn. She still wonders why the unicorn decided to change back to a unicorn in the end.

Aubrie wrote in her junior high yearbook that she wanted to be "A concert flutist" when she grew up. When she made that happen, she decided one career was not enough and embarked as a fantasy, sci fi author. Two careers seems to keep her busy. For now.

April Releases

April 1st:
SalvageThe Ring and The CrownThe Summer I Wasn't MeSummer on the Short BusThis Side of SalvationThe Last ForeverSekret (Sekret, #1)Creators (The Lost Souls, #3)

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