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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

YALLFest

ANYONE GOING TO YALLFEST? 

Here's the Author line up:
2013 Roster of Authors
(NYT = New York Times bestselling author)
Leigh Bardugo – The Grisha Trilogy NYT
Pseudonymous Bosch – The Secret Series NYT
Alexandra Bracken – The Darkest Minds
Libba Bray – The Diviners NYT
Heather Brewer – The Slayer Chronicles NYT
Rae Carson – Fire and Thorns Trilogy
Cinda Chima – The Heir Chronicles NYT
Matthew Cody – Super
Rachel Cohn – Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist NYT
Ally Condie – Matched Trilogy #1 NYT
Jocelyn Davies A Beautiful Dark
Melissa De La Cruz – Blue Bloods Series NYT
Daniel Ehrenhaft – The Last Dog on Earth
Gayle Forman – If I Stay NYT
Kami Garcia – Beautiful Creatures Series #1 NYT
Adam Gidwitz – A Tale Dark and Grim NYT
David Macinnis Gill – Sun Series
Lev Grossman – The Magicians NYT
Shannon Hale – Princess Academy NYT
Lisi Harrison – The Clique Series #1 NYT
Aaron Hartzler – Rapture Practice
Michelle Hodkin - Mara Dyer series NYT
Nancy Holder – Buffy the Vampire Slayer NYT
Ellen Hopkins – Crank Series NYT
Mike Johnston – Frozen
Bill Konigsberg – Out of the Pocket
David Levithan – Two Boys Kissing NYT
C. Alexander London – Semper Fido
Marie Lu - The Legend Series NYT
C.J. Lyons - Broken NYT
Tahereh Mafi Shatter Me NYT
Myra McEntire – Hourglass Series
Lisa McMann -Wake Series NYT
Alyson Noel - The Immortal Series #1 NYT
Lauren Oliver – Delirium Series NYT
Stephanie Perkins – Anna and the French Kiss NYT 
Aprilynne Pike – Wings Series #1 NYT
Kathy Reichs – The Virals Series #1 NYT
Brendan Reichs -The Virals Series NYT
Ransom Riggs Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children #1 NYT
Veronica Rossi – Under the Never Sky NYT
Veronica Roth – Divergent Series #1 NYT
Rainbow Rowell - Fangirl NYT
Carrie Ryan – The Forest of Hands and Teeth NYT
Victoria Schwab The Archived
Natalie Standiford How to Say Goodbye in Robot
Margaret Stohl – Beautiful Creatures Series #1 NYT
Sean Williams - Troubletwisters Series
J.E. Thompson – The Girl From Felony Bay
The schedule of events will be released in October, with the big day Sat. Nov. 9, 2013.


If you go post pictures, and hopefully I will see you :) 

Shatter Me

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Juliette was sent to the asylum for a power she never knew she had until now. For what though, a gift or a curse. Juliette has the power the power to kill people with her touch, as the world around her crumbles from famine and diseases she is one day sent a cell mate. After, 264 days of never touching someone they have sent a boy. With conflicting emotions she realizes she must help him, but how when they are stuck so the only thing she can do is teach him the daily routines of life in the asylum. 2 weeks later she finds herself leaving the asylum to meet with the Reestablishment.

Excerpt from Goodreads:
Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

The Darkest Minds

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Ruby is one of the children that has survived the disease that has caused other children to die. But, the cost of being one of these gifted children to survive is the power they hold. When Ruby was only 10 years old she made the accident of taking her parents memory of her away. Now, Ruby is 16 and escapes her rehabilitation center, where she finds Liam and his crew. Liam might just be the most dangerous person to be around because he holds that could be the cure to everything. Ruby, must now choose between her new found love or her power.

Excerpt from Goodreads:
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.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns



The Girl of Fire and Thorns was a great start to the fall read, I enjoyed it very much. Elisa is the chosen one who bares the Godstone, and at the age of 16 is forced to marry. The Invierne , who also posses the other Godstones have been bring war to her new home. But, when Elisa is kidnapped she has no choice, but to help the people that have taken her win the war that they have been facing. Which, the king himself had no clue they have been fighting their own wars for years. In this twisting and spellbinding book Elisa discovers what it is like to be loved, and to have the power to do good, but at what cost does the good come at?

Excerpt from Goodreads:
Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.
Elisa is the chosen one. 

But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can't see how she ever will. 

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he's not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people's savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.

Most of the chosen do.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

City of Fallen Angels and City of Lost Souls



Went to Barnes&Noble today and got these two FABULOUS covered books to review. Can't wait to read them YAY!!

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Origin

Just got through with the Lux series re-readathon from Stuckinbooks.com. I AM TOTALLY FREAKING OUT becuase Origin the 4th book in the Lux series does not come out until August 27th, so I have to restrain myself from calling Jennifer Armentrout to get more book teasers.

Excerpt:

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything. 

But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? 

And will they even be together?

RT Booklovers Convention

  This is a really really late post, but since I didn't have my book blog back then I figured I might as well share these photos from the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention that took place in Kansas City. Sooo here are the pics and swag stuff I got.


FREE BOOKS I GOT!!!!

Obsidian





Obsidian was my best summer read so far. Jennifer Armentrout really out did herself with this book. This is the first book in the Lux series that deals with the exsistence of aliens. Katy the main character moves from Florida to a little town/ not town called Ketterman where she just happens to live next to a family of aliens. When Katy goes to their house ,for directions to the nearest grocery store. She finds herself entranced by the main boy character Daemon; a girls dream guy that apparently can only be found in a book. Though, he maybe a sexy alien with lushest lips his jerkiness is what wins him a trip to the " Friendzone". But, don't let all the steaminess full you since Katy doesn't know her best friend Dee also Daemons sister is an alien she spends all her time with. She is encountered by another alien group called Arum ( the bad aliens) that try to kill the Luxen for their powers. I highly recommend this book series if your looking for a little summer romance mixed in with the whole alien conspiracy theory.

Excerpt:

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens. 

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. 


If I don't kill him first, that is.

City of Glass



Just finished City of Glass by Cassandra Clare, I believe it was the best book so far between books 1-3. This series is a definite must read especially if you are thinking about seeing the movie which comes out August 21. Cassandra does have a prequel series that I read first, but even if you do read the prequel first you will have the same if not more into The Mortal Instruments series. I do enjoy this series because it allows one to go into the mythical realm of things like demons, werewolves, fearies, and my most favorite Shadowhunters. One should definitely read this series if they are looking for action and adventure, but romance that will have you swooning at every page.

Excerpt:

To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters - never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

As Clary uncovers more about her family's past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City - whatever the cost?

Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the final installment of the New York Timesbestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments.

Friday, July 12, 2013

New and Upcoming Books

" Existence" by Abbi Glines












    This mystery/ thriller romance novel takes a teenage girl Pagan Moore, has the ability to speak and and see souls. She thinks all is well at first because most souls are not able to communicate until a hottie with gorgeous blue eyes appears. Entranced by these blue eyes, she faces the difficulty to ignore his presence, and he has no will in leaving her either. Trying to ignore him she ends up encompassed by the school jock named Leif Montgomery when he just "suddenly" needs help in speech class for his dyslexia. After blowing him off, she then feel remorse for her actions ,and helps him earn an A on his paper. She figures he's not so bad a starts to fall for him, until she sees him and his ex Kendra speaking, after blowing her off on one of their study sessions. Starting to cry ,she runs outside, but who appears Hottie Ghost boy telling her to go back, but to devastated she goes. Getting into a car crash she feels the air leaving her until she is dragged out by a mysterious someone.

    Leif becoming her new boyfriend makes her feel more comfortable after her other boyfriend left for college. But, something doesn't feel right to her until she gets to school after spending time in the hospital from the car accident. She finds that ghost boy has appeared, and to her news is the lead singer in a band called "Cold Soul". Completely surprised she tries to get him to explain his being their. But, is faced with another soul who is trying to kill her until Dank the ghost boy steps in and saves her from the chilling ghost girl.

  Not to spoil all the fun in the book I highly recommend if one is looking for a mystery and romance book this is for them. Hope you enjoyed the basic rundown and get the book for yourselves.