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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly memo hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It is a feature used to tell people what you're waiting to release! Each week I will choose 4 books that I am eager to read and be released! 

Because I didn't do this last week, it's EIGHT books!

 Fever by Lauren DeStefano
Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but danger is never far behind.   

Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago - surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness.   

The two are determined to get to Manhattan, to relative safety with Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan. But the road there is long and perilous - and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and young men die at twenty-five, time is precious. Worse still, they can’t seem to elude Rhine’s father-in-law, Vaughn, who is determined to bring Rhine back to the any means necessary.   

In the sequel to Lauren DeStefano’s harrowing Wither, Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price - now that she has more to lose than ever.

On the Fringe by Courtney King Walker
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Claire is struggling to overcome the murder of her childhood friend and secret crush, Daniel. Everyone else seems to be moving on with their lives, but she's still trying to cope. The fact that she finds herself alone and drowning on her 16th birthday isn't helping.  Neither is thinking she sees Daniel's face in murky water as she mysteriously resurfaces. 

But something happened during those four and a half minutes that will make her realize it was not just her imagination.  As Claire and Daniel try to grasp a possible reconnection, other grudge-holding beings have plans of their own. Now, the two of them have to decide if their fleeting relationship is worth the possibility of Claire being trapped on the fringe forever.  

Beautifully told, On the Fringe intertwines fresh ideas about devotion, revenge, and the consequences that come with life and death 

 The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there. 

It can. 

She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed. 

There is.

 She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.

 She's wrong.

Existence by Abbi Glines
What happens when you are stalked by Death? You fall in  love with him, of course. Pagan Moore doesn’t cheat Death, but instead, falls in love with him.  Seventeen year old, Pagan Moore, has seen souls her entire life. Once she realized the strangers, she often saw walking through walls, were not visible to anyone else, she started ignoring them. If she didn’t let them know she could see them, then they left her alone. Until she steps out of her car, the first day of school and sees an incredibly sexy guy lounging on a picnic table, watching her with an amused smirk on his face. Problem is she knows he's dead. Not only does he not go away, when she ignores him, but he does something none of the others have ever done, he speaks. Pagan is fascinated by the soul. What Pagan doesn’t realize is that her appointed time to die is drawing near and the wickedly beautiful soul, she is falling in love with, is not a soul. He is Death and he is about to.

Black Heart by Holly Black

Cassel Sharpe knows he’s been used as an assassin, but he’s trying to put all that behind him. He’s trying to be good, even though he grew up in a family of con artists and cheating comes as easily as breathing to him. He’s trying to do the right thing, even though the girl he loves is inextricably connected with crime. And he’s trying to convince himself that working for the Feds is smart, even though he’s been raised to believe the government is the enemy.  

 But with a mother on the lam, the girl he loves about to take her place in the Mob, and new secrets coming to light, the line between what’s right and what’s wrong becomes increasingly blurred. When the Feds ask Cassel to do the one thing he said he would never do again, he needs to sort out what’s a con and what’s truth. In a dangerous game and with his life on the line, Cassel may have to make his biggest gamble yet—this time on love

Perception by Kim Harrington

When you can see things others can't, what do you do when someone's watching you?   

Everybody knows about Clarity "Clare" Fern. She's the psychic girl in school, the one who can place her hands on something and see hidden visions from the past.   Only Clare would rather not be a celebrity. She prefers hanging back, observing. Her gift is not a game to her.   

But then someone starts playing with her head . . . and heart. Messages and gifts from a secret admirer crop up everywhere Clare turns. Could they be from Gabriel, the gorgeous boy who gets Clare's pulse racing? Or from Justin, Clare's hopeful ex-boyfriend who'd do anything to win her back?   One thing is certain. Clare needs to solve this mystery, and soon. Because the messages are becoming sinister, and a girl in town has suddenly disappeared.

Bloodrose by Andea Cremer
The Ultimate Sacrifice.

Calla has always welcomed war. But now that the final battle is upon her, there’s more at stake than fighting. There’s saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay’s wrath. There’s keeping Ansel safe, even if he’s been branded a traitor. There’s proving herself as the pack’s alpha, facing unnamable horrors, and ridding the world of the Keepers’ magic once and for all. And then there’s deciding what to do when the war ends. If Calla makes it out alive, that is.

Arise by Tara Hudson
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Amelia—still caught between life and death—must fight for every moment of her relationship with the human boy Joshua. They can hardly even kiss without Amelia accidentally dematerializing. Looking for answers, they go to visit some of Joshua’s Seer relatives in New Orleans. But even in a city so famously steeped in the supernatural, Amelia ends up with more questions than answers…and becomes increasingly convinced that she and Joshua can never have a future together.Wandering through the French Quarter, Amelia meets other in-between ghosts, and begins to seriously consider joining them. And then she meets Gabrielle. Somehow, against impossible odds, Gaby has found a way to live a sort of half-life...a half-life for which Amelia would pay any price. Torn between two worlds, Amelia must choose carefully, before the evil spirits of the netherworld choose for her.

Friday, August 19, 2011


 Wonderland by Joanna Nadin
 Pages: 208
 Series: N/A
 Release Date:  February 22, 2011
Publisher:  Candlewick Press

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Sixteen-year-old Jude has to get out of tiny Churchtown. She has to escape her outcast status and her pathetic dad, who hasn’t gotten past her mother’s death. The one bright light is drama, her way out, if only she can get into the Lab, a prestigious program in London. Then Stella, Jude’s childhood best friend, swaggers in after years away. With bold and magnetic Stella by her side, Jude knows she’s capable of anything. But Stella’s influence extends well beyond the theater. Soon Stella’s wild and dangerous streak begins to cause trouble for Jude -- yet Jude can’t bring herself to abandon Stella and the attention she’s always craved. And besides, now that Stella’s back, there’s no stopping her. In Jude’s dark and tangled story, British author Joanna Nadin plumbs the aftermath of loss and the consequences of becoming the person you always wished you were.   

She’s back. Jude’s childhood friend -- sexy, daring Stella-- returns to their stifling hometown, and life will never be the same again.

First Thoughts: I was like ooh, the author has my first name! (Yep, that's how it started) and the plot sounded interesting so I decided to check it out.

Cover: It's not the best cover, but I still really like it!

Setting: The setting Churchtown where Jude wishes to leave. The perfect decent beginning setting, then the Lab, a program in London where she wants to get into. The setting is slightly confusing, but it was great.

Characters: Wow, I really love Ed. He is so sweet and caring. Emily is the B-word and so is her boyfriend, Blair. Jude is an excellent narrator, she feels like a outcast which she is and always wishes to be love her best friend, Stella who isn't really only her "friend", but more. No more talking about Stella's and Jude's relationship or it will spoiled it. Stella is everything Jude wanted to be. Beautiful and amazing. I love all of the character and Joanna is an excellent writer.

Plot- The plot at first seem like a normal plot, but it was so surprising at the end making me gasp and say "what the hell happen?" Jude's life is no normal plot, it's surprising.

Recommands: People who wished to be someone else.

Rate: ★ 5/5 STARS

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly feature created by Kristi at the Story Siren. This is used to show everyone what you got this week in your mailbox, from NetGalley or from your library!

Graceling By Kristen Cashore

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

The Unidentified by Rae Mariz

Charity by Kim Harrington

Fire by Kristen Cashore

The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell

A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford

Wonderland by Joanna Nadin

What did YOU got in your mailbox?

Take my Breath Away Thursday (Late!)

Take My Breath Away is a new memo created by Each Thursday I will post quotes that takes my breath away.

"No one really needs me," he says, and there's no selfpity in his voice. It's true his family doesn't need him. They will mourn him, as will a handfull of friends. But they will get on. Even Haymitch with the help of white liquor  will get on. I realise only one person will be damaged beyond repair if Peeta dies. Me.

"I do," I say. "I need you." he looks upset, takes a deep breath as if to begin a long argument, and that's no good, no good at all, because he'll start going on about Prim, my mother and everything and I will just get confused. So before he can talk I stop his lips with a kiss."

- Katniss and Peeta from Catching Fire

"You have carried my heart in your hands tonight but I have felt as if you carried it long before that"
- Holly Black (Valiant)

"Clever as the Devil, and twice as pretty."
-Holly Black (White Cat)

"Once someone's hurt you, it's harder to relax around them, harder to think of them as safe to love. But it doesn't stop you from wanting them."

-Holly Black (White Cat)

"I can't trust the people I care about not to hurt me. And I'm not sure I can trust myself not to hurt them, either."

-Holly Black (White Cat)

"I need you to be happy. I need one of us to be happy."

-Holly Black (Red Glove)

Thursday, August 11, 2011


 Forgotten by Cat Patrick
 Pages: 288
 Series: N/A
 Release Date:  June 7, 2011
Publisher:  Little Brown Books for Young Readers

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Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her whole world disappears. In the morning, all that's left is a note telling her about a day she can't remember. The whole scenario doesn't exactly make high school or dating that hot guy whose name she can't seem to recall any easier. But when London starts experiencing disturbing visions she can't make sense of, she realizes it's time to learn a little more about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future.

First Thoughts: Well, I think the plot sounded amazing and everyone said that it was a good book so I decided to buy it.

Cover: I really like the cover, I like the cracks in the words and the girl behind the words even if she don't have red hair like in the book. Not my favorite cover, but still nice.

Setting: The setting is school and her house where she fells asleep, but when waking up remembering almost nothing. Every with the setting, it gets you a tug in the stomach.

Characters: All I can say about the characters and WOW, London is an amazing narrator. I love her voice and every time she spends time with Luke, I get this good feeling. London is one of those rare main characters that don't make me want to scream and stop reading. She is the character that have me wanting to read it again and again. (I did, two more times)

Plot: What can I say about the plot? I say it's wonderful, Cat Patrick have became one of my favorite workers now because of the plot and story of London.

Recommends:  People that loves romance, no EVERYONE IN THE WORLD.

Rate: ★ 5/5 STARS!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


 A Kiss in Time 
by Alex Flinn
 Pages: 371
 Series: N/A
 Release Date:  December 8, 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins

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Talia fell under a spell. . . . 
Jack broke the curse. 

I was told to beware the accursed spindle, but it was so enchanting, so hypnotic. . . .

I was looking for a little adventure the day I ditched my tour group. But finding a comatose town, with a hot-looking chick asleep in it, was so not what I had in mind.

I awakened in the same place but in another time—to a stranger's soft kiss.

I couldn't help kissing her. Sometimes you just have to kiss someone. I didn't know this would happen. 

Now I am in dire trouble because my father, the king, says I have brought ruin upon our country. I have no choice but to run away with this commoner!

Now I'm stuck with a bratty princess and a trunk full of her jewels. . . . 
The good news: My parents will freak! Think you have dating issues? Try locking lips with a snoozing stunner who turns out to be 316 years old. Can a kiss transcend all—even time?

First Thoughts: Well, I loved Beastly, it was a fun read and I thought, "hey, I wonder if A Kiss in Time is fun to read to!" I have always wanted to read a modern retelling of one of my favorite fairy tale of all time, Sleeping Beauty.  

Cover: The cover is simple and pretty, I love the flower and the forming of the title, not too much and not too little.

Setting: I love the setting in the modern world and not in the castle of Talia.

Characters: I love Talia, she is hilarious. I love reading her point of view and how she lives in a world where she's no princess. I love her voice and attitude. So enjoyable. Jack was an okay character to me, but I love that he is so sweet after getting to know Talia and having the guts to say "I don't want you." to his cheating pretty ex-girlfriend.     

Plot- The plot is a fantastic and amazing retelling of Sleeping Beauty and I know I will read it over and over again.     

Recommends: To all fairy tale lovers and all of Alex Flinn's fans!!   

Rate: ★ 5/5 STARS!