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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Take my Breath Away Thursday


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



“I had my arms around his waist, smiling as I looked up at him. Being with Alex made me so completely happy, in an easy, uncomplicated way that I hadn't felt since I was a small child. "I love you," I said. In the five days we'd been there, it was the first time I'd said the words to him in English; they just slipped out.

 Alex's expression went very still as he looked down at me, his dark hair stirred by the slight breeze. I picked up a sudden wave of his emotions, and they almost brought tears to my eyes. Gently, he took my face in his hands and kissed me.

 "I love you, too," he said against my lips.”

-L.A Weatherly (Angel Burn)

“His hands as he worked were deft and sure, but so gentle -- he was being careful not to hurt me any more than he had to. I sat very still, hardly daring to move.

 I was in love with him. 

The knowledge swept through me, truer than anything I'd ever known. Oh, my God, I was in love with him.”

-L.A Weatherly (Angel Burn)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

RIPPLE




Ripple by Mandy Hubbard
 Pages: 272
 Series: N/A
Released Date: July 21, 2011
Publisher:  Razorbill

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Lexi is cursed with a dark secret. Each day she goes to school like a normal teenager, and each night she must swim, or the pain will be unbearable. She is a siren - a deadly mermaid destined to lure men to their watery deaths. After a terrible tragedy, Lexi shut herself off from the world, vowing to protect the ones she loves. But she soon finds herself caught between a new boy at school who may have the power to melt her icy exterior, and a handsome water spirit who says he can break Lexi's curse if she gives up everything else. Lexi is faced with the hardest decision she's ever had to make: the life she's always longed for - or the love she can't live without?

The cover is nice, but the guy don't seem to be like Cole.. not at all... but at least Lexi is pretty with the shiny scales on her leg to represent that she's not human exactly.

I simply love this book, not only because it's about Sirens, but also have a sweet romance and the lesson of letting go of someone you love dearly. I really love listening and being in Lexi's life. How she met Steven and his best friend, Cole, then to her drowning him. How she have to swim, so she don't hurt anyone, but found someone by her lake. It was a beautifully written book and I love Cole and Lexi together. I love Cole and how he have always loved her, but didn't say anything because she was in love with his best friend, This story is just like a love story. I really love it.There is some parts that can make you want to punch that pretty face of her and screamed, but it was a good book. Cole was the best, always chasing her, loving her and her finally letting go of her love and of her curse.

 5/5 STARS for the plot, the writing and the couple!


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!






 If I Tell by Janet Gurtler
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Jasmine Evans knows one thing for sure... people make mistakes. After all, she is one. Jaz is the result of a onenight stand between a black football player and a blonde princess. Having a young mother who didn't raise her, a father who wants nothing to do with her and living in a small-minded town where she's never fit in hasn't been easy. But she's been surviving. Until she sees her mom's new boyfriend making out with her own best friend. When do you forgive people for being human or give up on them forever?





 Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby

Meet Josephine Foster, or Zo Jo as she’s called in the biz. The best pint-sized photographer of them all, Jo doesn’t mind doing what it takes to get that perfect shot, until she’s sent on an undercover assignment to shoot Ned Hartnett—teen superstar and the only celebrity who’s ever been kind to her—at an exclusive rehabilitation retreat in Boston. The money will be enough to pay for Jo’s dream: real photography classes, and maybe even quitting her paparazzi gig for good. Everyone wants to know what Ned’s in for. But Jo certainly doesn’t know what she’s in for: falling in love with Ned was never supposed to be part of her assignment.





 Black Heart by Holly Black
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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.





 Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. 

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. 

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. 

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out. When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?



Thursday, September 22, 2011

Take my Breath Away Thursday


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

“You always have a choice.”

His words were blunt and devoid of sympathy, and I stared at him as we returned to the vicinity of the carriage, without an inkling of what to make of this encounter."

-Narian <3 from Legacy (He’s MINE!)


“And I can no more stop worrying about you than I can stop myself from breathing.”

― Cayla Kluver (Legacy)




THE VESPERTINE



The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
 Pages: 293
 Series: The Vespertine # 1
Release Date: March 7, 2011
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books

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It’s the summer of 1889, and Amelia van den Broek is new to Baltimore and eager to take in all the pleasures the city has to offer. But her gaiety is interrupted by disturbing, dreamlike visions she has only at sunset—visions that offer glimpses of the future. Soon, friends and strangers alike call on Amelia to hear her prophecies. However, a forbidden romance with Nathaniel, an artist, threatens the new life Amelia is building in Baltimore. This enigmatic young man is keeping secrets of his own—still, Amelia finds herself irrepressibly drawn to him.

When one of her darkest visions comes to pass, Amelia’s world is thrown into chaos. And those around her begin to wonder if she’s not the seer of dark portents, but the cause.

Okay, this book was so confusing! I love Amelia and her visions. I love the author's details, but it was all so confusing. I got lost like in the first few pages and had to read it again and that rarely happens. The pace was painfully slow for like half of the book. The confusion and the slowness, I would give that part two stars.

The cover is a three and a half, because I saw that cover before in different colors and it don't interested me anymore.

But it was a good read still if you just ignore the confusions. I really like the main character, Amelia. She is definitely crazy, a madwoman, but that is why she's so interesting and her attachment to the handsome Nathaniel who a man that is perfect for Amelia, the first man in a book that I don't want for myself.

I might be crazy, but I do recommends this book if you like a hint of otherworldly power mixed with historical fiction.

★  4/5 Stars


Friday, September 16, 2011

ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS


Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
 Pages: 372
 Series: Anna and the French Kiss # 1
 Release Date:  December 2, 2010
Publisher:  Dutton

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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. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.  

As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near - misses end with the French kiss Anna - and readers - have long awaited?

Okay, clearly I need to stop doing my review in order and just reviewing with all of my thoughts. So here I go...

Whoa! I think I am one of the last people that just finally finished reading Anna and the French Kiss. Ekk, so embarrassing! <///< So anyways.. the other reviews on this book are mostly right. It's so romance, it makes my heart beat and Stephanie's writing is fantastic! Anna is an interesting and funny main character, she is like the perfect voice for this book and Etienne, Aah the hottie, The English/French/American. Of course there have to be a hottie to get the main character's attention. Etienne can be so sweet, but sometimes he does the most simplest things that make people hurt inside like staying with Ellie for like most of the book! Oh please even we know that he loves Anna. This is one of the most romantic and funniest book I have ever read. The cover is so simple, so if someone didn't recommend it, I wouldn't have read it. I know, I know! Never judge a book by its cover, but so much amazing books have ah-amazing covers! Anyways this is the book for the people that want a good read from the City of Light and the strangest thing is that I am taking French right now hehe.





★★★★ 4/5 Stars 




Why the 4? Why not a 5?  


Well, you see.. I love this book I really do, but it's not like a WOW to me. It's realistic kind of, but not like fully at all, I am find with that, but it was just something missing... I will totally read Stephenie's other books :)


REVIEWS TO COME :)

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins 

The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell

Ripple by Mandy Hubbard

Hereafter by Tara Hudson (ARC finally came :DD)

Dark Venom by Tera Lynn Childs

Forgive my Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

Fins are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs



Thursday, September 15, 2011

Take my Breath Away Thursday



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

“Oh, Lily," He says shaking his head. "I know about love. About wanting and dreaming and wishing with every part of your soul. I know enough to recognize the parts that are real and the parts that are only in my fantasy." He turns his head slightly to face me,  
and I find myself saying,"L-like what?"  
"Like when she cries and my heart tears in to little shreds, and all I can think of is making her forget the source of her sadness." His face is blank, emotionless. his words -and the underlying emotion bombarding me through the bond- more than make up for it. "That's real."

-Quince and Lily (Forgive my Fins)

“He presses his lips to my jaw, to the corner of my mouth, to my ear. " I promise I'll find you again," he whispers. "I promise you I'll remember you. And I promise I'll love you.”

- Elias <3 (Dead-Tossed Waves)

Wednesday, September 14, 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! 




Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
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First there are nightmares.
 Every night Ellie is haunted by terrifying dreams of monstrous creatures that are hunting her, killing her.  

Then come the memories. 
When Ellie meets Will, she feels on the verge of remembering something just beyond her grasp. His attention is intense and romantic, and Ellie feels like her soul has known him for centuries. On her seventeenth birthday, on a dark street at midnight, Will awakens Ellie's power, and she knows that she can fight the creatures that stalk her in the grim darkness. Only Will holds the key to Ellie's memories, whole lifetimes of them, and when she looks at him, she can no longer pretend anything was just a dream.  

Now she must hunt. 
Ellie has power that no one can match, and her role is to hunt and kill the reapers that prey on human souls. But in order to survive the dangerous and ancient battle of the angels and the Fallen, she must also hunt for the secrets of her past lives and truths that may be too frightening to remember.






Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton
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Life as the Preliator is harder than Ellie ever imagined. 
Balancing real life with the responsibility of being Heaven’s warrior is a challenge for Ellie. Her relationship with Will has become all business, though they both long for each other. And now that the secret of who she really is has come out, so have Hell’s strongest reapers. Grown bold and more vicious, the demonic threaten her in the light of day and stalk her in the night.  

She’s been warned. 
Cadan, a demonic reaper, comes to her with information about Bastian’s new plan to destroy Ellie’s soul and use an ancient relic to wake all the souls of the damned and unleash them upon humanity. As she fights to stay ahead of Bastian’s schemes , the revelations about those closest to her awaken a dark power within Ellie that threatens to destroy everything—including herself.  

She’ll be betrayed. 
Treachery comes even from those whom she loves, and Ellie is broken by the deaths of those who stood beside her in this Heavenly war. Still, she must find a way to save the world, herself, and her love for Will. If she fails, there will be hell to pay










Incarnate by Jodi Meadows


NEW SOUL 

 Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.   

NO SOUL  
Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?   

HEART  

Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?   Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life



A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies
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On the night of Skye’s seventeenth birthday, she meets two enigmatic strangers. Complete opposites—like fire and ice—Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair and aloof. Their sudden appearance sends Skye’s life into a tailspin. She has no idea what they want, or why they seem to follow her every move—only that their presence coincides with a flurry of strange events. Soon she begins to doubt not just the identity of the two boys, but also the truth about her own past.  

In the dead of a bitingly cold Colorado winter, Skye finds herself coming to terms with the impossible secret that threatens to shatter her world. Torn between Asher, who she can’t help falling for, and Devin, who she can’t stay away from, the consequences of Skye’s choice will reach further than the three of them could ever imagine.  A Beautiful Dark is the first book in a captivating trilogy by debut author Jocelyn Davies.




CHARITY



Charity  by Kim Harrington
 Pages:  432
 Series:  Charity # 1
Released Date:  March 1, 2011
Publisher:  Scholastic Point 

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When you can see things others can't, where do you look for the truth?  This paranormal murder mystery will have teens reading on the edge of their seats.  Clarity "Clare" Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. It's a gift.  And a curse.  When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare's ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case - but Clare is still furious at the cheating jerk. Then Clare's brother - who has supernatural gifts of his own - becomes the prime suspect, and Clare can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smoldering son of the new detective, Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge, and lust in order to track the killer. But will her sight fail her just when she needs it most?


First Thoughts: I have heard many good things about this book so I decided to check it out from the library.  Cover: I think the cover is stunning. It looks like a portrait and a photo, very nice!  


Setting: The setting is in Eastport. I have never been there, but it sounds like a quiet place, but with murders. Interesting.


Characters: Charity is an awesome main character, I really love her voice and her telling of her story. Justin is awesome, I love him so much! He's sweet and would help Charity no matter what and it wasn't his fault that he cheated on her, he was drunk! Gabriel... eh... I don't really know anything about him. All I know is that Clarity feel attachment to him and that's he's hot and the detective's son. That all I know about him, I don't really like him that much.  


Plot: The plot is pretty cool, a little mystery that us readers is solving along. Amazing plot with abnormal people like Charity and her family.   


Recommends: People who would like a good mystery to solve ;)


Rate:  ★ 4/5 Stars


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Take my Breath Away Thursday


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


"Even if you kill her, she'll still be alive-here." He tapped his chest. "In me. I keep her here. She's part of me. So until you kill me, you can't really kill her. And you can't win. It's that simple."

-LJ Smith (Night World Volume 2: Dark Angel; The Chosen; Soulmate)

"I have never been in love before," Julian said. "You're my first-and you'll be my only."

-LJ Smith (The Forbidden Game)

Wednesday, September 7, 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! 


 Stuck by Jennifer Bosworth
 Pages:TBA
 Series: TBA
 Expected Release Date:  May 8, 2012
Publisher:  Straus and Giroux BYR

She’s been struck so many times she’s lost count. She can’t sleep, she’s covered in veiny red “lightning scars,” and repeated strikes have even stopped her heart on occasion. Still, Mia can’t resist a storm.   That's why Los Angeles, where it never rains, is the perfect place for her to find peace . . . until a massive earthquake devastates the city.   

Now Mia finds herself struggling to hold her family together in a strange and terrifying new version of Los Angeles. The beaches have become massive tent cities populated by millions of homeless. Downtown is a wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a different empty building each night, the attendees drawn to the destruction by a magnetic force they cannot deny.   

The blind prophet of a doomsday cult called the Church of Light, who predicted the earthquake with frightening accuracy, says a storm is coming to usher in the end of days, and only his Followers will be saved. Mia’s traumatized mom has become obsessed with the Church of Light, while her younger brother Parker is desperate to join a second doomsday cult called the Seekers. But Mia is the one both cults need.   The Seekers are recruiting people with an energy-based power they call the “Spark,” and Mia has it stronger than most. They claim the false prophet of the Church of Light will bring about the end of the world, and they are the only ones who can stand against him.   

But without Mia on their side, they will fail.   Mia’s lightning addiction is both the key to saving the world . . . and destroying it.

This sounds very interesting :) and the cover is so pretty!







 Airborne by Constance Sharper
 Pages: 318
 Series: Airborne Saga # 1
Released Date:  March 28, 2011
Publisher:  IDK

Avery knew she had a knack for attracting trouble, but even she is shocked when a six-foot-something harpie shows up on her doorstep. Coping with the existence of a mythological race? Okay. Unwittingly finding herself in the middle of a vicious harpie conflict? A little less okay. Having to rely on an arrogant harpie boy who gets under her skin? Now that is something Avery isn't sure she can handle


Sounds  pretty interesting :)





 The Willows: Haven by Hope Collier
 Pages: IDK
 Series: The Willows #1
Released Date:  something 2011
Publisher:  Soul Fire Press

When tragedy strikes, seventeen year-old Ashton Blake sets out on a cross-country road trip, leaving the comforts of Malibu for the mountains of Kentucky. Along the way, she encounters Gabe Willoughby—the mysterious drifter with eyes like the sea and a knowing smile. Getting to know Gabe raises questions about her past. But no secret can be buried forever, and Ashton soon finders herself in a world where water is air and myth becomes reality.   


Just as Ashton comes to accept her newfound heritage, she’s summoned to fulfill a treaty laid down centuries before — a treaty that will divide her love and test her loyalty. In the end, her future isn’t her biggest concern, her humanity is. To run may mean war, but is she strong enough to stay?

Sounds awesome!!! If only I know who the publisher and the page number are... 


Frost by Marianna Baer
 Pages: 320
 Series: TBA
Expected Released Date: September 13  2011
Publisher:  Balzer + Bray

Leena Thomas’s senior year at boarding school starts with a cruel shock: Frost House, the cozy Victorian dorm where she and her best friends live, has been assigned an unexpected roommate—eccentric Celeste Lazar.   


As classes get under way, strange happenings begin to bedevil Frost House: frames falling off walls, doors locking themselves, furniture toppling over. Celeste blames the housemates, convinced they want to scare her into leaving. And although Leena strives to be the peacekeeper, soon the eerie happenings in the dorm, an intense romance between Leena and Celeste’s brother, David, and the reawakening of childhood fears all push Leena to take increasingly desperate measures to feel safe. But does the threat lie with her new roommate, within Leena’s own mind…or in Frost House itself?   


From debut author Marianna Baer, Frost is a stunning and surprising tale of suspense that will have readers on the edge of their seats.


The cover is stunning!!!! I can't wait! And it sounds so interesting :3