Nov 29, 2012

Cover Reveal

Some of you may know how much I loved Pushing The Limits. Some of you may not. Either way I loved this book and if you haven't read this book yet... Do it now! If only for Noah! You want to meet Noah, trust me. But don't let me get talking about him because then I won't shut up. Today the cover for Dare You To by Katie McGarry was revealed by HarlequienTEEN. It's even hotter than Pushing The Limits cover which I thought was impossible.



Are you ready to see this cover? Are you prepared for it's awesomeness?







Do you love it?! Tell me your thoughts in the comments! I know I love it and now I can't wait for this book. I was excited about it but now I'm really excited about. I'm excited to see how this one will be since it will be focused on Beth.




No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.

Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.






 "I dare you..."

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does.... Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all


Oh man. *swooon* Make sure to add both of these books to your Goodreads shelf! You know you want to...;)


Nov 28, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine were you spotlight a book that hasn't come out yet but you are dying to read. My Waiting on Wednesday pick this week is...

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead:

Summary from Goodreads:
In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.


Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.


I try not to feature the same book in my Waiting On Wednesday posts because there are so many books that I am dying and waiting to read. But, honestly I have to feature this one again. Ever since the title for the fourth book was revealed and the tid-bit of information that Adrian will have a point of view in the books from now on starting with Fiery Heart the wait has become horrible!  I am a huge die hard Richelle Mead fan. I buy her books the moment they are released and devour them in two or less sittings. Her books are just that good. Gah! I just can't wait for this one. 

What book are you waiting on? Let me know in the comments!


Nov 27, 2012

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Should Be Reading were you grab a book, open it up, find something that isn't going to spoil the book and share it. You do this twice from any random page just make sure the teasers are not SPOILERS! This week I will be sharing two teasers from Marked For Vengeance by S.J Pierce!



"They studied each other; her eyes wide and fearful, his head titled to the side, his expression concerned." (location 2083)


"Tears welled in her eyes. The shame weighed a lot heavier now than it had before. Before, she lived under the illusion that her actions weren't harming, her orders left uncompromised." (location 2117)

















I haven't gotten quite as far in this book as I would have liked but so far the books been good. I'm hoping to be finished with this one by the end of the week. Hope you enjoyed the teasers I picked out! :)


Nov 25, 2012

Book Haul

I swear the reason there haven't been any Book Haul posts up are because I haven't gotten anything and not because I just didn't make the post. But yesterday I got a book in the mail from ARCycling. It's a book I've already read and reviewed but I loved it so much I had to see if I could get it. Anyone who has tried ARCycling knows the books go like the snap of a finger. It's nuts but this week when I actually remembered to go on the site on Sunday I got a book. Alright, I'm gonna stop rambling and just show you what I got.


Received:


Thanks to ARCycling I got Don't You Wish by Rozanna St. Claire. I really enjoyed this book but never got around to buying a physical copy so I was really excited when I learned I got the book. After looking at the picture I realize I need to change the date on snoopy.


NetGalley:

I haven't been on NetGalley in awhile, but I finally got approved for this one after awhile. I hate that they changed the cover though. The previous cover was so awesome and now it's just okay. But even though they changed the cover it still sounds like a really good and chilling book. Thanks to Netgalley and Scholastic!

I also got some Falling For You swag and signed bookplates from Lisa Schroeder as part of her Street Team but since I'm not keeping any of it I don't feel like I should put it in this post. I'm going to be holding a giveaway for some of the bookmarks soon so keep an eye out for that! :)


What did you get this week? Leave me a link in the comments!

 


Nov 23, 2012

Song Of The Week

Last week there wasn't a Song Of The Week post. I really wasn't listening to any music all that week because I was house sitting but this week I found this song that I know I've heard before but I can't place exactly where. Maybe a commercial?

Home by Phillips Phillips:


At first I swore this guy was Mumford and Sons a band I have recently discovered. It sounds so much like them which is probably why I like the song so much.

Do you have a song stuck in your head? Let me know in the comments!


Nov 22, 2012

Cutest Cat Contest

Vegetarian Times has this Cutest Cat Contest going on and the voting just started yesterday. Lucky is in the contest and I have a favor to ask all you wonderful blogger peeps. If you could vote for Novel Nerds Mascot it would be greatly appreciated. You can vote five times a day per computer and phone. You can vote for Chubbers here.



There are sooo many cute cats in this contest. Like seriously it's an overload of cute. It's insane. I want to snuggle all these cats. If Lucky makes it to the finals I'm going to do a little something something on here. And if he wins I'll do even more a something somethings. And Lucky will be all...


I've gotta start thinking of some giveaway ideas. Obviously you all get virtual Sheldon hugs if he wins and even if he doesn't because you all are the bomb.


I'm so obsessed with this show and Sheldon's boat load of quirks. If you haven't watched this show or have no idea who Sheldon is go watch The Big Bang Theory. Go. Now. After you vote for Chubbers of course. ;)







Nov 21, 2012

Vaempires Blog Tour: Reviews



As part of Vaempires: Revolution blog tour hosted by Dark Mind Book Tours I'll be reviewing the prequel Vaempires: White Christmas and Vaempires: Revolution. Make sure to check out the rest of the blog tour at the tour hosts website! Here's a little bit about the author behind Vaempires: Revolution:



Thomas Winship lives in New York.  He currently serves as MBA Director for St. Thomas Aquinas College, where he also teaches courses in English Composition, Communications, and Business. Prior to this, he spent fifteen years working for a global pharmaceutical company, specializing in organizational development, talent management, and training. Tom writes in his spare time. His first novel, Temporary Insanity, was a 2008 finalist in a national contest but failed to garner industry attention. Væmpires: Revolution, his second novel (first in the Væmpires series) was published in October and Væmpires: White Christmas followed in December. He is an avid collector of books, comic books, music, and movies. His interests are diverse: on any given day, Tom is likely to be found watching a horror movie, attending a hard rock concert, or enjoying a Broadway show. He is currently working on the next installment of the “Væmpires” series, which is scheduled for a 2013 release. You can find Thomas on his website, Facebook, Twitter YouTube and on Goodreads!



Vampires: White Christmas was not a book I knew about until I signed up for it's blog tour. It sounded like a good book and after reading it I'm glad that I did decide to sign up for the tour because this was a really great read!

Summary from Goodreads:

It’s almost Christmas. With the global holiday days away, the people of the world should be turning their attention toward celebrating peace and goodwill, but tension between humans, vampires, and væmpires is at an all-time high. Desperate for solutions, King Brant schedules a secret summit deep in North America’s Northern Forest. Along with Queen Anne, Princess Cassandra, Daniel’s family, and the human President and First Lady, the vampire leader seeks to reaffirm the ties between humans and vampires, while brainstorming ways to respond to the growing hostility among væmpires.

Meanwhile, Daniel and Cassie’s relationship is at an all-time low. The princess is still reeling from her breakup with Vielyn, and Daniel doesn’t know what he should or shouldn’t do to help. Little does he know that the summit will be flooded with surprises—guests, allegations, accusations, proposals, and even Christmas Eve revelations—but not all of the surprises will be pleasant.



Vaempires: White Christmas is the prequel to Vaempires: Revolution. It allows readers to get some insight to the great character they know from the first book in the series.

I haven't yet read Vaempires: Revolution and I loved this prequel. I loved it's characters especially Daniel. I'm usually pretty hesitant to read books from the male point of view because their voices tend to be very different but I gotta say I really loved Daniel and his narration. He's a really likable character and I loved how tongue tied and flustered he got around Cassie. I personally can relate to that blathering like an idiot when you're around someone you really like. It was hilarious the things he said when he was around Cassie. The dialog not just Daniel's was so so enjoyable. It's what made the book an even more easy and enjoyable read.

Cassie was another great character. I liked her right of the bat. I admired how she spoke up when belittled. Some view her as nothing but a young princess with not a clue in politics. I loved how she took charge and showed she isn't just some naive teen princess.

Daniel's friends Linq and Ray are two characters I hope to see more of in Vaempires: Revolution. I loved them! They both made me laugh. Honestly this book was full of really great and well developed characters that I look forward to seeing more of.

The way this prequel ended definitely made me want to pick up Vaempires: Revolution right away. It wasn't a cliff-hanger per-say but it was just one of those endings where you gotta know what happens next. I don't want to give any of the plot away but I was surprised by what the secret package was. Not what I expected at all. Loved what was inside of it though!

Vaempires: White Christmas was a quick and enjoyable read. It's characters were all very well created and likable. I'm giving Vaempires: White Christmas 4 out of 5 birds. I think anyone who loves a book with inserting plot and dystopian like setting will enjoy this one. I know I did and Thomas Winship's writing instantly captivates. I'm excited to start Vaempires: Revolution!




After finishing Vaempires: White Christmas I wanted to read Vaempires: Revolution as soon as I could. That ending was just one of those endings that made you need to know what was going to happen next.

Summary from Goodreads:

It is the morning of Princess Cassandra’s sixteenth birthday. Everyone’s attention is focused on the heir to the vampire throne. World leaders, the rich and famous, and VIPs from every corner of the globe have gathered in the nation’s capital to celebrate the momentous event.

Cassandra’s boyfriend, Daniel, is late for the party. He’s still outside the city when all hell breaks loose. What he believes is an act of terrorism proves to be a full-fledged revolution. Væmpires—former vampires who mutated into warm-blooded creatures with an insatiable hunger for cold blood—have launched coordinated attacks across the globe, with three goals: the eradication of humanity, the enslavement of vampires, and the ascension of væmpires as the dominant species on the planet.

The vampire and human leaders are killed. Cassandra is missing. Daniel is the acting king. Desperate to find the princess, Daniel and his friends fight their way across the besieged city. With the hopes of the free world resting on the shoulders of four vampire teenagers, væmpires unleash their secret weapons—væmpires with special powers.

What can four teens do against an enemy that can shape-shift, fly, or walk through walls?



They we're once living in peace and now a war has broke out. It's up to Daniel to save his people. Kind of a lot of pressure for a fifteen year old eh?

Where do I even begin. This book starts with action and never stops for a moment to take a deep breath. Though I love books that don't hesitate to dive into the action I felt that this one did it a bit to soon. I was confused throughout the first chapter trying to figure out what was going on. After a bit I got my bearings and put two and two together but the first chapter didn't hook me like I would have liked because of the confusion. That being said by time chapter two came around I had things figured out. I just needed to take a moment to process what was happening. A lot happens in that first chapter.

This book is quite different from the prequel. It's characters, the writing, setting, everything just has a different feel. Daniel isn't the sweet, tender, caring fifteen year old anymore. Those things still apply to him yes but other things take dominance in this book the biggest I noticed was his strength. It's hinted in White Christmas that Daniel is a strong young man he's tall and broad shouldered, but we don't really get a glimpse of it in the prequel. This book though shows exactly just how strong Daniel is and what drives him. He's forced to grow up really. It was great to watch Daniel's character development.

I was surprised when Cassie got chapters from her own perspective. It was a nice surprise. Since I wasn't expecting it I think that's what made it even better. It was great to get to see things from Cassie's stand point. Sometimes this can be a good thing for books while others you think it might have been better with just the one perspective. Vaempires: Revolution is a good thing. I really liked Cassie in the prequel and that doesn't change with this book. All the characters that I grew to like with in those short ten chapters I got to love even more in this book, one of them being Cassie. Cassie proves her own strength in this book. She may be a princess but that doesn't mean she can't kick butt.

Considering this is a vampire book--a unique one at that might I just add I should have known that it would be kind of bloody right? But after reading White Christmas that completely lacked blood and guts I just wasn't expecting the action and gore that is present in this book. Now I'm not saying that it's a bad change because the action keeps you on your toes and one moment your holding your breath while the other your silently thinking "Yes! Way to kick butt Daniel!" Still I was a bit surprised by that. Which come to think of it I think a lot of this book surprised me and pretty much all in the good sense.

Thomas Winship has a way of writing that grips you and doesn't let go until you've read every word. Full of action, unique twists about vampires and mutated vaempires and an ending that will make you instantly want the third book Vaempires: Revolution is a book that all with enjoy. It's full of amazing characters that you can't help but get attached to and cheer on, especially the romance between Daniel and Cassie. I'm giving this book 4 out of 5 birds. Just when you think vampires can't have any more room in the already bulging box of stories Thomas Winship comes sauntering in and tosses Vaempires: Revolution into the batch proving that yes there are indeed still some interesting and unique stories out there that revolve around vampires.









Nov 19, 2012

The List

I'd known for a while that I wanted to read The List by Siobhan Vivian but never got around to reading it. It wasn't until finishing Not That Kind Of Girl that I knew I wanted to read The List right away and I'm so glad  I did because I really enjoyed this book and can't get over how great Siobhan Vivian is at creating such a real and authentic setting.

Summary from Goodreads:

An intense look at the rules of high school attraction -- and the price that's paid for them.

It happens every year. A list is posted, and one girl from each grade is chosen as the prettiest, and another is chosen as the ugliest. Nobody knows who makes the list. It almost doesn't matter. The damage is done the minute it goes up.

This is the story of eight girls, freshman to senior, "pretty" and "ugly." And it's also the story of how we see ourselves, and how other people see us, and the tangled connection of the two.


The List is about eight girls who have been deemed prettiest and others ugliest by this traditional list that is posted on every surface of their high school. It's a tradition that causes trouble for both the ugliest and prettiest girls.

The List is so different from anything I've ever read. Though it is a high school contemporary Siobhan Vivian manages to make this book stand out in it's genre. The more of her work I read the more I see just how talented this author is. You have all these different perspectives and at first it was difficult to remember who was who but by chapter five I started to get everyone straight in my head without having to refer to the list that is plastered on the page after the Prologue.I loved that this was in the book it gave a really nice touch.

Abby wasn't my favorite character in The List I felt she was kind of bratty at times. She grew up a bit towards the end of the book and I liked her a little bit more. But there just wasn't any connection to this character like there was with others. Abby is very into clothes, makeup and especially eager to go to the homecoming dance. I didn't feel there was to much to Abby that I could relate with. I did like how her relationship with her sister progressed. That was interesting to watch develop and grow. But aside from that I just wasn't feeling it with this character.

Danielle was one of those characters who I could connect with. She was my favorite perspective. I just loved reading about Danielle. From her first chapter I really liked her and was always eager to read more chapters about her and how she was going to deal with the list. Danielle is very sporty and she's a fantastic swimmer. I really hated how Danielle's boyfriend Andrew handled the news about the list. I thought maybe he'd man up about things but...Andrew just turned out to be a jerk. I felt bad for Danielle but I'm glad she did what she did. She handled the list and the things that came with it well in my opinion.

Lauren is the new girl and this is her first time in high school. She's been home schooled her whole life so when she ends up on the list...she's surprised. But she isn't angry about it. She enjoys the popularity and friends that comes with it. Lauren is that overly nice character. She's nice to the one girl who hates her guts and she continues to be nice to her. Like with Abby I didn't really connect with this character but I felt her story was interesting.

Candace the girl who's beautiful on the outside but not so much on the inside. Candace though she is a real witch at times I gotta give her credit for being brutally honest. Though mean at times I did like Candace and her honesty. I loved watching this character from start to finish and how she changed and she did change. It was a nice character development.

Bridget is girl with a serious problem. The way Siobhan Vivian wrote this character was brutally honest. She didn't hold back on anything and I loved that about the way she created Bridget. Though hard to read at times it was interesting to be able to read about a character like Bridget and the honesty that shined through Siobhan's writing. Bridget doesn't get the kind of ending most probably want...but I feel Siobhan was just being honest again. Most people like Bridget battle this for the rest of their lives and Siobhan hints at the same fate with Bridget.

Sarah is the girl who makes it her mission not to be like all the other girls. Sarah was another character who I really liked. I didn't like her self destructive way of handling the list but it was really interesting watching Sarah change. She's a very stubborn character who doesn't let people in easily. I loved reading about Sarah's relationship with Milo. She pushes him away so much and I just wanted to yell at her. She was so blinded by the list and what it said about her she couldn't see the great guy in front of her. Not once did he stop caring about Sarah and Milo was just so sweet. I really loved him.

Margo and Jennifer. I feel like I can't talk about these two without spoiling something about their stories. But what I will say is I didn't particularity connect with these two characters. Jennifer by the end of it I just didn't like. Margo I liked a little more than Jennifer but she wasn't a character who's chapters I was real eager to read like with others.

The way this book ends is very unresolved and to me shocking. I never expected that to be revealed about the list but I really liked it. It seemed to be perfect. I had some theories about the list but none that ended up happening. But back to the way this book was unresolved. None of the stories are wrapped up, not really. They are just left with no ending really. With that being said I don't see how this book could have ended any other way if you think about it. The way The List ends is how it was supposed to end. And I applaud Siobhan Vivian for ending it the way she did. With any other book I would be freaking out that things were left like that but not with this one. That last line was just amazing and perfect.

Again Siobhan Vivian proves she's a no BS writer. She writes with raw emotion and honesty. The List is such a honest book and every girl needs to read it. Young or old read it. It's just so good and it shows just how being called ugly or pretty can affect a girl. The List is getting 4.5 out of 5 birds from me. Anyone who loves contemporary will love this book. I'd recommend it in a heart beat.








Nov 13, 2012

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Should Be Reading were you grab a book, open it up, find something that isn't going to spoil the book and share it. You do this twice from any random page just make sure the teasers are not SPOILERS! This week I will be sharing two teasers from Vaempires: White Christmas by Thomas Winship!


 "Nothing of the sort," Ray conceded. "Just clarifying my understanding of your role in things." "Understand this," Daniel said, making an obscene gesture." (from pg 39)


"He was blathering like an idiot, and he knew it. He just couldn't seem to stop. "I just closed my eyes for a minute, and the next thing I know you're knocking  at my door. I mean, look at me." He held his arms out. "I'm not even dressed for bed." That made him realize he was standing there half nude." (from pg 21)














I have three or so chapters left of this little book. It's been good so far and I really like the characters so I can't wait to finish it and get started on the first book in the series. Since this is just a prequel it's very short. Hope you liked the teasers! :)



Nov 12, 2012

Not That Kind Of Girl

After reading Same Difference years ago I knew I was a fan of Siobhan Vivian. After getting to meet her I was even more excited to read her books. As with Same Difference, I enjoyed Not That Kind Of Girl.

Summary from Goodreads:

Natalie Sterling wants to be in control. She wants her friends to be loyal. She wants her classmates to elect her student council president. She wants to find the right guy, not the usual jerk her school has to offer. She wants a good reputation, because she believes that will lead to good things.
But life is messy, and it's very hard to be in control of it. Not when there are freshman girls running around in a pack, trying to get senior guys to sleep with them. Not when your friends have secrets they're no longer comfortable sharing. Not when the boy you once dismissed ends up being the boy you want to sleep with yourself - but only in secret, with nobody ever finding out.
Slut or saint? Winner or loser? Natalie is getting tired of these forced choices - and is now going to find a way to live life in the sometimes messy, sometimes wonderful in-between.


We meet Natalie and she's in her high school thinking of all she could change of freshman orientation to make it so people didn't pass out bored. From there it was obvious that Natalie was not a slacker or under-achiever.

Natalie was not a narrator I was used to. She had a very different voice than any character that I've read about. But even with her faults and different voice I loved seeing her world from her perspective. Natalie is a good girl. She's sensible and puts up with about...nothing. You tick her off and you'll end up with a pizza hitting you in the chest. I loved that about her but at the same time wanted Natalie to stop putting people at arms length. She judged a lot without being aware of it. I think I loved this character so much because of the fact she had her faults and by the end of it she was still Natalie...only she saw things differently. She started to live for her and no one else. There was so much character development with Natalie. It was outstanding.

It's obvious Conner has feelings for Natalie. She's just not willing to think that he's any different from his jerk of a friend Mike. Conner is not like him at all. Though I didn't feel a significant connection with this character I did really like him. The more of Conner there was the more I liked him. I liked that he brought out a side of Natalie no one else could and he put her in her place when he was sick of her pushing him away. He was sweet too which you know is always awesome.

At first I wasn't sure if Spencer was trustworthy or not. She screamed trouble. Trouble she was but by the end I liked Spencer. Amanda I was disappointed in at first. Then I understood completely were she was coming from and applaud her for doing what she needed to do to move on from her past

After reading this book I can't help but think of Siobhan Vivian as the no BS author. Her writing is flawlessly written with absolutely  no BS, I love her style and her tone and can't wait to start her other book The List. But the reason I say she writes with no BS is because she's handling some topics others might not be comfortable portraying and she does it with no fear or BS which I loved. It was refreshing to read a book that didn't hold back. She created such a believable high school setting with even more believable characters.

I loved everything about this book but that ending I loved the most. It was perfect and I loved the message it sent to girls. For the sake of not ruining this book just know page 317 contains my favorite quote in the book. It was so perfect and true.

Not That Kind Of Girl is a book every girl needs to read. It's beautiful and it contains many characters that differ from each other in the best possible way. Not That Kind Of Girl is getting 5 out of 5 birds from me. Siobhan Vivian shows her raw talent through this book and young or old everyone needs to experience this story.






Nov 9, 2012

Song Of The Week

This week I've been listening to One Direction's new album which they've had streaming for free on I-tunes. But in particular I've been listening to their song Little Things.

Little Things by One Direction:



How could you not love this song? It's just...<3 I'm not to much into pop music these days but I really love these guys. It's hard not to. They're so stinking cute. :)

I've always been listening to all the Twilight soundtracks. Yes, I'm getting all nostalgic because the movie franchise is ending and I'm going to miss these movies. As much as people hate on them I really love them and can't wait to see the movie! I've been listening to one of the songs from the very first soundtrack.

Flightless Bird, American Mouth by Iron and Wine:


I remember when I first listened to this song I cried. Why? I have no clue but I kept getting real emotional while listening to this one. That passed eventually but now that the movies are ending I find myself getting kind of teary eyed. Lame, I know.

Have you had a song stuck in you're head recently? Let me know in the comments!



Nov 8, 2012

Cover Reveal

I had to share a cover that got revealed today one because it's great and two because I loved the first book so, so much! And now the the second book has an official cover it means that we are one step closer to it becoming an actual book I can read. I am very excited about that fact! The cover that was revealed today was....





I love this one almost as much as I love Confessions Of An Angry Girl. Ah I'm so excited about this book! Have you guys read Confessions Of An Angry Girl yet? If not you must read it and get ready for this one's release. It's such a good book and I have no doubt this one will be even better!


Rose Zarelli, self-proclaimed word geek and angry girl, has some confessions to make…

1. I'm livid all the time. Why? My dad died. My mom barely talks. My brother abandoned us. I think I'm allowed to be irate, don't you?

2. I make people furious regularly. Want an example? I kissed Jamie Forta, a badass guy who might be dating a cheerleader. She is now enraged and out for blood. Mine.

3. High school might as well be Mars. My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time. (Mars is red and "seeing red" means being angry—get it?)

Here are some other vocab words that describe my life: Inadequate. Insufferable. Intolerable.

(Don't know what they mean? Look them up yourself.)

(Sorry. That was rude.)





 
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What are your thoughts on the cover? Do you think it goes good with the first book? Let me know what you are thinking in the comments! :)



Nov 7, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine were you spotlight a book that hasn't come out yet but you are dying to read. My Waiting on Wednesday pick this week is...

Promises To Keep by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes:

Summary from Goodreads:

The compendium of creations (SingleEarth, the Bruja guilds, the Midnight empire) intertwine in an exciting, unsettling plot featuring happenings both accidental and deliberate that will forever change the alternate landscape inhabited by vampires, Tristes, shapeshifters et al.

It all begins with a wrong turn and a crashed party, and from there it's an epic clash of elements and the promise of more chaos still to come. At the center of the storm is Jay, a young vampire hunter that no one would ever have predicted might be earth's best bet to thwart the rise of a vampire-controlled slave empire called Midnight.

Teens will find themselves drawn to Jay, who struggles to prove his worth even while he has his own fears that those who have written him off may be right to do so


I love, love, love Amelia Atwater-Rhodes books. They are always brilliant and so unique! Promises To Keep sounds so good and I love that cover. Her books always have really great covers. Dying for this one to come out in March! If you haven't read anything by Amelia I highly recommend you do.

What book are you waiting on? Let me know in the comments!


Nov 6, 2012

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Should Be Reading were you grab a book, open it up, find something that isn't going to spoil the book and share it. You do this twice from any random page just make sure the teasers are not SPOILERS! This week I will be sharing two teasers from Vaempires: White Christmas by Thomas Winship!



 "He pushed his sneakers off. They hit the carpet with a muffled flop. Peeling of his shirt, he balled it up and threw it in the far corner." (from pg 19)


"Cassie smiled a mischievous female smile that  even a man twice Daniel's age wouldn't have been able to decipher." (from pg 26)

















I haven't started this one yet but I plan to very soon. I received this book for a blog tour and it sounds like a real interesting story so I'm excited to start it. Hope you guys enjoyed the teasers! :)

Nov 5, 2012

Easy

I'd heard so much praise for Easy by Tammara Webber that I knew I would have to read it. It wasn't a book I'd really known of before seeing it being featured on a number of blogs and everyone of them was raving about this book. Easy sounded really good and boy was it. I'm so glad I have finally read this book.

Summary from Goodreads:

A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?

When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she's single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.

Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex's frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night--but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.

When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he's hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.



Easy doesn't hesitate to dive into the story at hand. We meet Jacqueline and she's alone leaving a party she never even wanted to attend in the first place. By page two she's being assaulted. Quite an intense opening and it's one that keeps readers on the edge of their seat.

This book handles a really tough topic and the author does such a fantastic job of it. She never held back on the topic but she did so in a really tasteful manner. Her writing was so easy to fall into that you find yourself already half way through the book before you even know it.

Jacqueline the main character I really liked. Though some of her decisions I didn't agree with I could understand where she was coming from. Jacqueline through away her dreams to follow her boyfriend to college only to end up dumped with a cliche that made me want to deck Kennedy in the face. There was a lot I liked about Jacqueline from the fact she drove a truck and showed up all the boys who smirked when they found out she played bass. She was a tough character yet fragile at the same time. She had a lot of depth and different sides to her and I loved that about this character. 

Lucas. Boy, oh boy. Shaggy dark hair, lip ring, tattoos, cowboy boots AND he drives a motorcycle?  Not to mention he's the sweetest, kindest, most handsome protective guy ever. If I had to pick choclate or Lucas it would be a no brain-er. And I really like chocolate. ;) There is so much about him I love but it's better if you get to meet him first hand. Seriously, go buy this book!

Erin is amazing. The book was ten times better with her around. The things she said were priceless. She was my favorite character aside from Lucas of course. I would love to read a book from Erin's point of view. It would be hilariously awesome no doubt.

I loved this book through and through but one thing did bother me. When Lucas would push Jacqueline away an hour later they would be getting it on.  That bothered me a bit but then again these two characters did have a pretty intense relationship from the first time they met.

I was surprised by Lucas history. I never expected that. It broke my heart. It was such a sad and devastating thing. A lot of this book surprised me but one thing I did have figured out real quick which was the emails. Anyone who has read or is reading this book knows what I'm referring to.

Easy was a beautifully written and engaging book. I was invested in it's characters and the story from page one. I can not wait to read another book by Tammara Webber. Easy is getting 5 out of 5 birds from me! Anyone who loves a good read will fall in love with this book. I am becoming such a huge fan of New Adult and this one just makes me love the genre even more! Pick up a copy ASAP!









Cover Reveal

Today I will be revealing the cover for Pieces by Michelle Davidson Argyle the companion to The Breakaway. This cover reveal is being hosted by Xpresso Book Tours and there are many other fabulous bloggers taking part in the reveal! Now for the cover....







What do you guys think of the cover? Love it? Like it? Not to sure? Let me know in the comments!  I really love it and think it's a perfect companion to The Breakaway the first book.






When Naomi Jensen is kidnapped, it takes her parents two days to realize she's missing. Escape isn't high on her list of priorities when all she has to return to is an abusive boyfriend and parents who never paid much attention to her. For the first time in her life she's part of a family-even if it is a family of criminals. But she's still a captive. In a desperate attempt to regain some control in her life, Naomi embarks on a dangerous plan to make one of her kidnappers think she's falling in love with him. The plan works too well, and when faced with the chance to escape, Naomi isn't sure she wants to take it.







  


Two years after watching her kidnappers go to prison, Naomi Jensen is still in love with one of them. Jesse will be released in a few years, and Naomi knows college is the perfect distraction while she waits. But when her new friend Finn makes her question what is right and what is wrong, she begins to wonder if Jesse is the one for her … until she discovers he's out on parole. Naomi must sort through her confusion to figure out where love and freedom truly lie—in Finn, who has no connections to her past, or Jesse, who has just asked her to run away with him.







You can add both The Breakaway and Pieces to your Goodreads shelf! Eager to get a copy of The Breakaway? It's available to be purchased at Amazon and Barnes & Noble! If you're curious to learn more about Michelle here's a little bit about the author behind The Breakaway!





Michelle lives and writes in Utah, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. She loves the seasons, but late summer and early fall are her favorites. She adores chocolate, sushi, and lots of ethnic food, and loves to read and write books in whatever time she can grab between her sword-wielding husband and energetic daughter. She believes a simple life is the best life. Michelle's webstite, Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads page.











Nov 2, 2012

Song Of The Week

Hey guys! So this week I've been listening to a song that has been on my i-Pod since the soundtrack came out but for some reason never listened too until a couple days ago. It's one of the songs on The Hunger Games soundtrack. I am in love with it and the singers voice.

Dark Days by Punch Brothers:


I have no clue why I never listened to this one but I adore it. Love the lyrics too! It's my kind of song that's for sure and listening to their other stuff I like it a lot too. Just another band to take all the space up on my already nearly full i-pod. 

Have you been listening to a song over and over this week? What it is? Let me know in the comments!


Nov 1, 2012

See Me Tour: Excerpt

 

Today as part of the See Me Tour hosted by Dark Mind Book Tours I will be sharing an excerpt with you all. Make sure to check out the rest of the tour stops. 


Excerpt


He waved a hand in front of her face, but she didn’t blink. The lights are on, but no one’s home.
     “Carly, my angel,” he whispered and cupped her cheek into his palm. He revealed in the silkiness and warmth of her skin. Still, she didn’t react. She was almost…a zombie.
     His own body jerked in reaction to the fear she was emanating. She was clearly sleepwalking and in the throes of one hell of a nightmare, yet she didn’t cry out any longer. It was all now playing out inside her mind.
     “Charlotte, see me,” he implored.
     Her lips twitched at the mention of her real name.
     “See me,” he repeated.
     Suddenly, her body gave way and she collapsed. Catching her, he lifted her into his arms and carried her to the bed. As he laid her down, her breathing became ragged. He placed a hand over her heart as it raced, and passed healing calmness through his hand, feeling the energy pulsate against her skin. Beneath his hand, he would feel her heartbeat slow to a normal rhythm.
     “Daniel?” Her voice was mere caress.
     “I’m here, my angel. You’re having a nightmare. You’re frightened. It’s okay now, I’m here, and I will never leave you,” he promised.
     “Everyone leaves, Daniel. You can’t understand, you can’t…” Her body started to tremble.
     He climbed onto the bed and straddled her body. Leaning close to her face, he said, “Carly, let go of your fear. I can take it. Let go and see me,” he commanded.
     Her breath came out in a whoosh, and a wall of fear and resistance hit him like a blow from above. It wasn’t exactly painful, more startling than anything else.
     His vision flip-flopped, and he could see an image from inside her mind of two souls forever entwined as the result of one act. It made perfect sense. She was reliving the day their souls became one. The day of the fire.
     He then saw black, suffocating water. She was reliving her own death, as well.
     As the visions left him, he was consumed with the mishmash of fear, loneliness, and resistance within her.
     He had to make her understand that it was over. “I will never leave you, Carly. That is my promise to you,” he insisted.
     A flicker of life ignited in her eyes. Her hands came up to his face, and to Daniel’s surprise, tears bubbled from his own eyes. He was releasing the pain and fear he had absorbed from his beloved.
     “I’m so sorry, Daniel, so sorry,” she murmured.
     “There’s nothing to be sorry for, my love. It’s over. It’s time to move forward now.”
     “You don’t understand what I am, Daniel.”
     “I do understand, Carly. I am what you are. See me for what I am.”
     In his mind, he could see the moving clockwork gears of her thoughts once again as she tried to process what he was telling her to be true.
     “Just accept it, and let’s move forward.”
     She drew his face to hers and her lips parted beneath his. Time blurred and he drank in the essence of his Carly. Her soft, barely covered curves molded themselves against his the hard planes of his body. Her hands were under his t-shirt, her fingers stroking him.
     If he pressed on, he knew she wouldn’t refuse him. But in her vulnerable state, he wouldn’t let anything progress further that night. Carly needed time to process everything that happened. There was plenty of time to pursue a physical relationship. They weren’t going anywhere…he hoped.



Carly Anders  is hearing voices in her head. Another one of her kind is trying to contact her. She knows of the malevolent freaks—others who are eternal like her and seek out the weak to inflict pain upon. For years, Carly has held up huge protective walls to keep herself and her secrets safe. Now, physically and mentally exhausted, Carly needs protection and rest. She accepts the invitation to visit an internet friend who needs help appraising a collection of antique photographs.  The situation is not ideal, but Carly hopes a male presence in her life will deter the determined suitor who haunts her thoughts and dreams. Daniel Tremont is not what Carly is expecting. The former funeral director has a secret of his own. Not only is he eternal like Carly, he is her creation from all those years before—her abomination she thought she killed. Daniel has been searching for Carly for years. He knows she is the piece of his life that he has been missing for so long. Now that he has found her, he has no intentions of letting her go.


Author Bio: Natalie-Nicole Bates is a book reviewer and author. Her passions in life include books and hockey along with Victorian and Edwardian era photography and antique poison bottles. Natalie contributes her uncharacteristic love of hockey to being born in Russia. She currently resides in the UK where she is working on her next book and adding to her collection of 19th century post-mortem photos. 

Visit Natalie online at www.natalienicolebates.com. You can also find Natalie on twitter and facebook. Hope you all enjoyed the excerpt from See Me!