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Wednesday, October 19, 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!

The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long
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The trees swallowed her brother whole. And Jenny was there to see it. Years later, when she returns to the woods where Tom was taken to say good-bye at last, she finds herself lured into a world where stunning beauty masks the most treacherous of evils, and strange and dangerous creatures await—creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with allegiances that shift as much as his moods. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack’s help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where nothing is what it seems, no one is who they say, and she’s faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice—and not just her own

Illuminate by Aimee Agresti
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Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But everything begins to change when she turns sixteen. Along with her best friend Dante and their quiet and brilliant classmate Lance, she is awarded a prestigious internship in the big city— Chicago—and is sent to live and work at a swanky and stylish hotel under the watchful eyes of a group of gorgeous and shockingly young-looking strangers: powerful and alluring hotel owner Aurelia Brown; her second-in-command, the dashing Lucian Grove; and their stunning but aloof staff of glamazons called The Outfit.   

  As Haven begins falling for Lucian, she discovers that these beautiful people are not quite what they seem. With the help of a mysterious book, she uncovers a network of secret passageways from the hotel’s jazz-age past that leads her to the heart of the evil agenda of Aurelia and company: they’re in the business of buying souls. Will they succeed in wooing Haven to join them in their recruitment efforts, or will she be able to thwart this devilish set’s plans to take the souls of her classmates on prom night at the hotel?

Shattered Dreams by Ellie James

Sixteen-year-old Trinity Monsour wants nothing more than to live a normal life. But that isn't as easy as it seems. Trinity is different. She is special. She sees visions, and for those she’s seen, it’s already too late.

Trinity arrives on her aunt’s doorstep in New Orleans with virtually no knowledge of her mysterious heritage. She begins settling into life at a new school and even starts making friends. But all too quickly her dreams accelerate; twisted, terrifying visions of a girl locked in a dark room. And when the head cheerleader, Jessica, goes missing, Trinity knows she has no choice but to step forward with what she’s seen.

But people believe that Trinity has information about Jessica’s disappearance not because of a dream, but because she is involved. She is kind-of dating Jessica’s ex-boyfriend, Chase, and Jessica did pull a nasty prank on Trinity. Revenge seems like the likeliest scenario.Nothing prepares Trinity for the dark odyssey that ensues while searching for Jessica, including the surprising romance she finds with Chase, or the shocking truths she learns, not just about the girl who has gone missing, but the past that has been hidden from her.

Still Waters by Emma Carlson Berne
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Hannah can't wait to sneak off for a romantic weekend with her boyfriend, Colin. He’s leaving for college soon, and Hannah wants their trip to the lake house to be one they’ll never forget.But once Hannah and Colin get there, things start to seem a They can't find the town on any map. The house they are staying in looks as if someone's been living there, even though it's been deserted for years. And Colin doesn’t seem quite himself. As he grows more unstable, Hannah worries about Colin’s dark side, and her own safety. Nothing is as perfect as it seems, and what lies beneath may haunt her forever.

Monday, October 17, 2011

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!

Need by Carrie Jones (The one without a cover)
Captivate by Carrie Jones
Entice by Carrie Jones

Hold Still by Nina LaCour
Plague by Micheal Grant (I am not doing a review on this one since I don't have reviews on the rest of the series)
The Lost Saint by Bree Despain

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livington
Darklight by Lesley Livington
Tempestuous by Lesley Livington

What did you got in your mailbox?

Wednesday, October 12, 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!

The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause
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Zoe is wary when, in the dead of night, the beautiful yet frightening Simon comes to her house. Simon seems to understand the pain of loneliness and death and Zoe's brooding thoughts of her dying mother. Simon is one of the undead, a vampire, seeking revenge for the gruesome death of his mother three hundred years before. Does Simon dare ask Zoe to help free him from this lifeless chase and its insufferable loneliness?

The Hollow by Jessica Verday
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When Abbey's best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that Kristen is dead and rumors fly that her death was no accident. Abbey goes through the motions of mourning her best friend, but privately, she refuses to believe that Kristen is really gone. Then she meets Caspian, the gorgeous and mysterious boy who shows up out of nowhere at Kristen's funeral, and keeps reappearing in Abbey's life. Caspian clearly has secrets of his own, but he's the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again...but also special. 

Just when Abbey starts to feel that she might survive all this, she learns a secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her best friend. How could Kristen have kept silent about so much? And could this secret have led to her death? As Abbey struggles to understand Kristen's betrayal, she uncovers a frightening truth that nearly unravels her—one that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian, as well as her own sanity.

Caged in Darkness by JD Stroube
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A witch raised in a cage of darkness... 

Savannah Cross was born into a life of isolation and abuse. As a child, she witnessed her parents perform acts of malevolent evil, and now feels permanently tainted by their dark deeds. 

When a coven discovers a tear stricken child, wounded on their elders lawn, they offer her a sanctuary she has never known. Savannah spends the next several years shattered, continuously looking over her shoulder, waiting for the darkness to claim her. 

On her 16th birthday, Savannah’s life takes a drastic turn. She is consumed by overwhelming power that forever alters her emotionally and physically. 

She must choose between two loves; the one who taught her to smile or the darkly seductive stranger who tempts her towards another path. 

Savannah must decide between the coven that was her haven and another one vying for her initiation. Just as Savannah begins to grasp what fate has in store for her, an evil looms over her loved ones; coming to claim an unbreakable debt. 

How will she survive the greatest evil she has ever witnessed… long enough to have a choice to make?

Winter's Shadow by M.J Hearle
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Blake Duchamp... 

He's all that Winter Adams can think of. Ever since their fateful meeting at Pilgrim's Lament. Ever since he looked at her with those emerald eyes. Ever since he saved her life. 

But Blake isn't all that he seems. There is a strangeness about him, something dark and otherworldly. Something dangerous. In his attic is a secret he would kill to defend, but Winter seems to have a special ability to make him forget his duty. And he is her only protection against the gathering darkness. 

The only problem is, to protect Winter, Blake must risk exposing her to an even greater danger. Himself.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Take my Breath Away Thursday

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

I am reminding myself that I did enjoyed Twilight and I am not ashamed of it at all!

“And so the lion fell in love with the lamb..." he murmured. 
I looked away, hiding my eyes as I thrilled to the word. 
What a stupid lamb," I sighed. 
What a sick, masochistic lion.”

 ― Stephenie Meyer, (Twilight)

“Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. ...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything.” 

― Stephenie Meyer, (New Moon)

Now.... for THE HOST!

“It's not the face, but the expressions on it. It's not the voice, but what you say. It's not how you look in that body, but the thing you do with it. You are beautiful.”

― Ian O' Shea (The Host)

“You are the noblest, purest creature I've ever met. The universe will be a darker place without you," he whispered.” 

― Stephenie Meyer, (The Host)


Hereafter by Tara Hudson
 Pages: 404 (ARC)
 Series: Hereafter # 1
Released Date: June 7, 2011
Publisher:  HarperCollins

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Can there truly be love after death?

Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she's dead. With no recollection of her past life—or her actual death—she's trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowning in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but will him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she helps him survive.Amelia and Joshua grow ever closer as they begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long. But even while they struggle to keep their bond hidden from the living world, a frightening spirit named Eli is doing everything in his power to destroy their newfound happiness and drag Amelia back into the ghost world . . . forever.

I love Hereafter! Amelia and Joshua's romance is the sweetest thing ever from the time she save him from drowning which was supposed to be impossible, but she did. And slowly they fall in love. Hereafter is a beautiful book about a teen spirit that was mysteriously drowned in a lake on her birthday, then she saw someone drowned in her lake and she saved him. Then they fall in love and more of that and trying to find out what happen to her and who she was and another spirit is trying to stop their love and drag Amelia back to the ghost world.

The characters... I really love Amelia, she is an fascinating main character, I love following her story. Joshua is like the sweetest guy ever with deep blue eyes that makes you swoon. Eli.. the other spirit. I don't hate him. Not at all, he is just confused that is all, that's it. I love him for some strange reasons and some of you might love him if you read this book. I just don't know, I have a strange connection to him... 

ANYWAYS.. the author have done a fantastic job in creating this book, it is beautiful and I can't wait to continue to read Amelia and Joshua's story.

 5/5 STARS!!
PS .Who always LOVE that cover?

Wednesday, October 5, 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!

 The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
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BRIE'S LIFE ENDS AT SIXTEEN: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her, and the news breaks her heart—literally. 

But now that she's D&G (dead and gone), Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend has been keeping a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost—and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there's Patrick, Brie's mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul . . . who just might hold the key to her forever after. 

With Patrick's help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she's ready to move on. But how do you begin again, when your heart is still in pieces?

Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey

Wilde Island is in an uproar after the recent death of its king. The uneasy pact between dragons, fairies, and humans is fraying, and a bloodthirsty witch hunter with a hidden agenda whips villages into frenzies with wild accusations. Tess, a blacksmith’s daughter from a tiny hamlet near the mysterious Dragonswood, finds herself caught in the crosshairs of fate when she is accused of witchery and has to flee for her life along with her two best friends. 

Not even Tess’s power to see the future can help the girls as they set off on their desperate journey, but she keeps having visions of a man wielding a sword. And when she finally meets him, Tess has no idea how to handle the magnetic attraction she feels for him, or the elusive call she hears from the heart of the Dragonswood.

 In this epic romance, an ancient prophecy comes true in a way neither dragon, fairy, nor human would have predicted.

Why We Broke up  by Daniel Handler

I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.

Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.

Once Every Never  by Lesley Livingston

Clarinet Reid is a pretty typical teenager. On the surface. She’s smart, but a bit of slacker; outgoing, but just a little insecure; not exactly a mischief-maker… but trouble tends to find her wherever she goes. Also? She unwittingly carries a centuries-old Druid Blood Curse running through her veins. 

Now, with a single thoughtless act, what started off as the Summer Vacation in Dullsville suddenly spirals into a deadly race to find a stolen artifact, avert an explosive catastrophe, save a Celtic warrior princess, right a dreadful wrong that happened centuries before Clare was even born, and if there’s still time—literally—maybe even get a date. 

This is the kind of adventure that happens to a girl once every… never.