Jan 31, 2012

Trailer: Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

I still cannot get over my intense adoration of this cover. It truly hints at the breathtaking story inside. Here's my review:

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.

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?

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?

Jan 28, 2012

In My Mailbox (16)

Hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren, this is a great way to share the reads I got this week by purchasing, trading/swapping, or for review.

This is my very first vlog! I kinda hate how I sound ... my voice is really weird, IMO. Maybe it's because I'm fighting a cold. And I think I might've talked too fast, but ... Yeah. Enjoy!

For Review:


*Many thanks to HarperCollins, Tor Teen, and Penguin for these titles!*

Jan 27, 2012

TGIF (6)

TGIF @ GReads is a great way to meet new bloggers. Feel free to leave me a comment and I'll be sure to pop over to your blog and follow you back!

This Friday's question:

Buy or Borrow: Where do your books that you read come from? The bookstore? The library? Do you prefer to own a book, or have it on loan?
I'm a buyer. Oh, sweet baby Moses, I'm not only a buyer but I am a hoarder. I buy and buy books ... and then they sit on my shelf, looking all pretty and shiny, but I keep buying and I can't read nearly as fast as my finger can hit the "ORDER" button on Amazon.
Amazon is my crack. Especially for hardbacks since they discount them so much. And paperbacks are usually 4-for-3, so I convince myself I need to get four so I can save money. Yeah. I have issues.
That's why I am currently in my room, surrounded by nearly 300 books (oh, and I have more than that in other rooms). It might sound like heaven, but I am rapidly running out of walking/sleeping space. Sigh.

Jan 26, 2012

Follow Friday (12)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme where bloggers follower other blogger in the hope of increasing your follower count, hosted by Alison Can Read & Parajunkee.

This week's question:

Which book genre do you avoid at all costs and why?
Faeries. There! I said it!
I simply cannot get into a novel that revolves around the Fae mythology. I have tried and tried. I have read The Iron King by Julie Kagawa, Wondrous Strange by Lelie Livingston, Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr, and several others. I quit every one about 1/3 of the way in.
I love paranormal romance. Give me vampires, werewolves, angels, dragons, and anything else under the paranormal sun and I'll be great. For some reason, I cannot get in faeries in books. I have no idea why - I enjoy faeries. Tinkerbell is my hero, but something about them in novel form doesn't work for me.
What about you? Leave me a link to your FF, and make sure you tell me if you follow me so I can return the favor!

Review: Partials by Dan Wells

Title: Partials
Author: Dan Wells
Publisher:  HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2.28.12
Pages: 472
Genre: SciFi
Series: Yes (Partials #1)
Source: ARC from publisher

Rating: B-

Summary (from Goodreads):
The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.

Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic in training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws threaten to launch what’s left of humanity into civil war, and she’s not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will discover that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them—connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there.

I had never heard of Partials before I was given a copy to review, so I knew next to nothing about it. I read the synopsis that you see above and was immediately intrigued. While SciFi novels are hit or miss for me, I couldn’t help but compare this to a show I absolutely adored, Dark Angel. That made me even more excited to read this.

Unfortunately that was as excited as I was going to get.

I found that the story really dragged in places, and occasionally found myself skimming some pages to see when it would get better. The good parts (and yes, there were quite a few good parts) really propelled the storyline. When the action picked up, I was riveted. But then, a chapter or two later, the story would drag out again. I found these lags really soured the story for me.

I think my biggest problem was Kira. She was too bland of a main character for me. I never really connected with her, and so I had a hard time caring about her story. I don’t want to divulge too much because the actual story is fairly different from the summary. The summary provided barely skims the surface of what the novel really is about.

Overall, Partials is a good read. It’s not my favorite, but I would pick up the next book in this series to see what happened to the characters in this one. Dan Wells came up with a great idea for a novel … I just felt like it was poorly executed in places. Maybe I set my expectations too high for this one, but I would recommend checking this one out of the library before buying it unless you are a big-time SciFi fan.

Buy: Amazon

YA Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to the YA Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not a Writer and Down the Rabbit Hole!

We know how these hops work. You get in, you get out ... Let's minimize the chitchat, OK?  Here's how this will work:

Dates: Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 2012

1. Must be a public GFC follower - mandatory entry
2. Must have a valid email address to I can contact you
3. This giveaway is for US ONLY. Sorry guys, but I'm a little too poor at the moment to make it international.
4. The winner will have 48 hours to reply to my email before a new winner is selected.
5. I will send out the prize directly. I will use media mail with delivery confirmation, but cannot be held responsible for anything the post office loses. Sorry. :(

6. BONUS ENTRY: Reply to any of my reviews for an extra 3 points!

The Prize:

Winner's choice of 2:
*All books are finished copies unless otherwise stated*

1. Shut Out by Kody Keplinger
2. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
3. Faking Faith by Josie Bloss
4. Why We Boke Up by Daniel Handler
5. Vampire's Kiss by Veronica Wolff (ARC)
6. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons (ARC)
7. Water Wars by Cameron Stracher
8. Sweetly by Jackson Pearce
9. The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal
10. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Steifvater (ARC)

And because I feel like being awesome ... there will be 2 winners. First winner gets their pick of the 2 books they want, winner #2 gets to pick from the 8 remaining books. Sound fun?

Now keep hopping: http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com/2011/11/young-adult-giveaway-hop-jan-27th-to.html

Trailer: Partials by Dan Wells

I've already had a chance to read this book, and you'll see my review for it soon. If you're a fan of SciFi and futuristic, post-apocalyptic novels, make sure you check this one out ASAP!

by Dan Wells

The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.

Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic in training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws threaten to launch what’s left of humanity into civil war, and she’s not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will discover that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them—connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there.

Jan 23, 2012

Cover Crazy (2)

Cover Crazy, hosted by The Book Worms, is a completely shallow meme where we get to gawk at those gorgeous cover arts for upcoming novels. We all not to judge a book by its cover, but we all do it.

This week I'm crazy about ...

by Jennifer Bosworth

I am in love with the raw power of this cover. It's so stunning and just strong. I can't wait to read this book. If it's half as amazing as the cover, I know I'll adore it.

Mia Price is a lightning addict. She’s survived countless strikes, but her craving to connect to the energy in storms endangers her life and the lives of those around her.

Los Angeles, where lightning rarely strikes, is one of the few places Mia feels safe from her addiction. But when an earthquake devastates the city, her haven is transformed into a minefield of chaos and danger. The beaches become massive tent cities. Downtown is a crumbling wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a different empty building each night, the revelers drawn to the destruction by a force they cannot deny. Two warring cults rise to power, and both see Mia as the key to their opposing doomsday prophecies. They believe she has a connection to the freak electrical storm that caused the quake, and to the far more devastating storm that is yet to come.

Mia wants to trust the enigmatic and alluring Jeremy when he promises to protect her, but she fears he isn’t who he claims to be. In the end, the passion and power that brought them together could be their downfall. When the final disaster strikes, Mia must risk unleashing the full horror of her strength to save the people she loves, or lose everything.

Jan 20, 2012

Follow Friday (11)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme where bloggers follower other blogger in the hope of increasing your follower count, hosted by Alison Can Read & Parajunkee.

This weeks question:

What's the craziest thing you've ever done to get your hands on any particular book?

As of now that would be the midnight release of Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. I went to my local Barnes and Noble for that, accompanied by my friend who was eight months pregnant with her first child at the time. We camped out in the children's section for three hours, giggling over books for babies and kids she wanted to get for her baby.
But give me a few months and I'll let you know if I did anything crazy at BookExpo America for a book. Although I suppose traveling to New York City for a three day book-fest would be considered crazy by some.
What have YOU done for a book?

Jan 19, 2012

BEA 2012: All Aboard!

In case you haven't heard, registration is currently open for BookExpo America, or BEA it's commonly referred to!

I registered yesterday! Woohoo!

I already know a few people who are going (I cannot wait to meet them in person!), but there's always room for more.

Julia from Rex Robot Reviews and I created a special Goodreads group for it:

BEA Goodreads Group

The idea is to start connecting with other bloggers going to BEA. There's also a place to post a wanted ad for a roomie or driving buddy to help offset some of the costs. So if you wanted to get, but couldn't swing an NYC hotel room by yourself, this is your chance!

Are you going?!

We have a winner!

Thank you everyone who entered my contest for the

And our lovely winner is Morgan S.!
An email has been sent and she's currently deciding on her prize.

I think next time I'll try a Rafflecopter. I'm kinda curious to see if it's easier.

Jan 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (24)

"Waiting On"  Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking  the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week I'm waiting on....
by: Jennifer L. Armentrout 
Goodreads Synonpsis:
Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.

Something worse than the Arum has come to town.

The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we're linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, I'm falling for Daemon. Hard.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me? 

Why I want it:
I have come to the conclusion that anything Jennifer Armentrout writes is pure literary genius. I have loved severy single one of her books I have been fortunate enough to read, but I do believe her Lux series is my favorite. Obsidian simply blew me away. I love a good alien story (especially with a romantic twist!), and Onyx looks like it will be incredible! 
*Onyx will be released by Entagled Publishing on 5.15.12*

Jan 16, 2012

Review: Faking Faith by Josie Bloss

Title: Faking Faith
Author: Josie Bloss
Publisher:  Flux
Publication Date: 11.8.2011
Pages: 240
Genre: Contemporary
Series: No
Source: Purchased paperback

Rating: B

Summary (from Goodreads):
After a humiliating "sexting" incident involving a hot and popular senior, seventeen-year-old Dylan has become a social outcast—harassed, ignored, and estranged from her two best friends.

When Dylan discovers the blogs of homeschooled fundamentalist Christian girls, she's fascinated by their old-fashioned conversation themes, like practicing submission to one's future husband. Blogging as Faith, her devout alter ego, Dylan befriends Abigail, the group's queen bee. But growing closer to Abigail (and her intriguing older brother) forces Dylan to choose: keep living a lie or come clean and face the consequences.

I have to give kudos to Josie Bloss for this fun, fast, and amusing read. I consumed it in a little over three hours, thoroughly enjoying the vast majority of it. Bloss weaves a lot of subtle storylines in here that could easily seem glossed over in the summary. This novel isn’t just about a girl who royally screwed up (on more than one occasion), but it’s about a girl figuring out who she is, and how she will react and recover when faced with problems.

Dylan is a frustrating main character. I like her, I really do, but I vacillated between wanting to hug her and wanting to shake her. I wasn’t sure there was a limit to how many bad decisions one person could make in a single novel. I’m fairly certain she has the record, though, but there is something about her that I really just like. She has this effervescent soul that made me cheer for her, even when she was digging herself an even deeper hole.

I wasn’t crazy about the way this book ended. It just felt too … open. Maybe I’m just a spoiled girl who likes her happily ever after tied up with a neat, pretty bow, and I felt like I was cheated out of that. The ending was, by far, the low point in an otherwise fun book.

This is a book that doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s not meant to be a hugely philosophical novel, but it is something entertaining to curl up with on a lazy afternoon with the sun streaming in the windows. I recommend checking this book out for yourself. I doubt you’ll be disappointed.

Buy: Amazon

Book Blogger Confessions (2)

This is a shiny, new blogger meme co-hosted by Tiger from Tiger's All Consuming Books and Karen at For What It's Worth Reviews. It's time to open up and share (and vent) about our blogging experiences!

The question is:

January 16th: Have you ever had reading/blogging slumps? How do you work through them or work around them?

I think the biggest slump I had came after I had been blogging for about 2 months. I started in Feb. of 2011 and by April I was getting frustrated, and it clearly shows in my lack of posting. Go click the archive button and you can see the two months where I didn't break 12 posts together.

I really went into blogging thinking, "I got this. This will be fun and easy and publishers will all want to work with me!"

Then reality hit. Yes, blogging is fun, but it's also work. It takes effort to write reviews, read books, send emails, send follow up emails, participate in memes, host giveaways, connect with other bloggers ... It's freakin' exhausting! Add all of that on top of a full-time job, a semblance of a social life, and writing a novel and it's no wonder I got burnt out.

Then this magical thing happened. I found out about this:

BookExpo America. In the beginning of June, all I heard about was BEA. Who went, what they got, who they met ... It was insane and I was insanely jealous. I had no idea there was this incredible book mecca just waiting for me. I made the decision that month to go.

It's strange; the more excited I got about BEA, the more fun my blog became. June is when you can see a noticable turnaround in my blog. The posts got more detailed, the frequency of my posting increased and because of that my stats went up. My follower counts on my blog, Twitter, and Goodreads all went up. My unique visitors number started increasing.

Now BEA is a few months (!!!!) away, and I'm on track to go. I've also made connections with several publicists from different publishing houses, and I can barely keep track of the books I get for review. I just hit my 1,100 follower mark today (*snoopy dance*), and I have become good friends with several bloggers. Blogging life is good.

Jan 15, 2012

Trailer: Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin

If this book is half as funny as it sounds, it will be AWESOME! And this is the cutest, funniest book trailer I've seen to date!

Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters
by Meredith Zeitlin

Kelsey Finkelstein is fourteen and FRUSTRATED. Every time she tries to live up to her awesome potential, her plans are foiled – by her impossible parents, her annoying little sister, and life in general. But with her first day of high school coming up, Kelsey is positive that things are going to change. Enlisting the help of her three best friends — sweet and quiet Em, theatrical Cass, and wild JoJo — Kelsey gets ready to rebrand herself and make the kind of mark she knows is her destiny.

Things start out great - her arch-nemesis has moved across the country, giving Kelsey the perfect opportunity to stand out on the soccer team and finally catch the eye of her long-time crush. But soon enough, an evil junior’s thirst for revenge, a mysterious photographer, and a series of other catastrophes make it clear that just because KELSEY has a plan for greatness… it doesn’t mean the rest of the world is in on it.

Kelsey’s hilarious commentary throughout her disastrous freshman year will have you laughing out loud—while being thankful that you’re not in her shoes, of course...

Review: Want To Go Private by Sarah Darer Littman

Title: Want To Go Private?
Author: Sarah Darer Littman
Publisher:  Scholastic
Publication Date: 8.1.2011
Pages: 336
Genre: Contemporary
Series: No
Source: ARC from swap

Rating: A+

Summary (from Goodreads):
Abby and Luke chat online. They've never met. But they are going to. Soon.

Abby is starting high school—it should be exciting, so why doesn't she care? Everyone tells her to "make an effort," but why can't she just be herself? Abby quickly feels like she's losing a grip on her once-happy life. The only thing she cares about anymore is talking to Luke, a guy she met online, who understands. It feels dangerous and yet good to chat with Luke—he is her secret, and she's his. Then Luke asks her to meet him, and she does. But Luke isn't who he says he is. When Abby goes missing, everyone is left to put together the pieces. If they don't, they'll never see Abby again.

As soon as I got finished reading this book, I texted a friend and said, “If I could put one book into the hands of every 13 year old, this is that book.”

Want to Go Private? is a powerful, moving, and emotional rollercoaster of a book that is not only horrifically accurate, but gracefully written. Sarah Darer Littman pulls no punches as she describes how easy it really is for a predatory to worm their way into your home.

Abby is the typical American teenager. She feels awkward, out of sorts, and in that horrible transition period between middle school and high school. It’s, quite possibly, the worst time to be a female. Abby finds solace in a boy/man she meets on a teen chat site. Luke listens to her, cares about her, and seems to be genuinely interested. He says and does all the right things to make a 14 year old girl fall hard and fast for him all in the comfort of her own bedroom.

I love the way Littman breaks this novel down into three sections. It starts with Abby, chronicles her first few months in high school and shows how Luke it able to prey on her. How he gets her to do things she wouldn’t usually do because he manipulates her needs to feel accepted and loved. The second part is told after Abby is gone, from three points of view: her younger sister, her best friend, and a classmate. Their alternating perspectives help piece together what went wrong with Abby at home and at school. Finally, the last section deals with the painful aftermath.

I won’t lie: This book had me cringing and grimacing at several points. Littman has a tendency to get a bit graphic, but I really feel like it was needed to drive the point home. Abby does things on her computer, for example sending topless pictures of herself to Luke, that horrified me. I think what scared me the most is that I was Abby growing up.

Did I send naked pictures of myself? No. But I was a 14 year old girl who felt horribly out of place in school because I had just moved and I found solace with internet friends … some who claimed to be boys, but looking back now, I think they may have been adults. The difference is, my computer was angled so the screen faced my door (which I wasn’t allowed to shut while on the computer) so that my parents could see everything I was doing when walking by. At the time I thought they were insanely overprotective and determined to take away my privacy.

I see now how smart they are, and I can’t thank them enough.

Parents need to read this book. Teens need to read this book. I cannot find the words to recommend this book enough.

Buy: Amazon

Jan 14, 2012

In My Mailbox (15)

Hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren, this is a great way to share the reads I got this week by purchasing, trading/swapping, or for review.
I honestly think this may be my most epic IMM to date. I only do a montly IMM now, and this one is HUGE.

For Review:
The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting
Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
Social Suicide by Gemma Halliday
The Calling by Kelley Armstrong
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Fear by Michael Grant

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn
If I Tell by Janet GutlerFrost by Marianna Baer
Dead to You by Lisa McMann
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
Want To Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman
Kiss Crush Collide by Christina Meredith
A Million Suns by Beth Revis

*Many thanks to HarperCollins for the review copies*

Jan 13, 2012

Review: Tempest by Julie Cross

Title: Tempest
Author: Julie Cross
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: 1.17.2012
Pages: 352
Genre: Paranormal, Time-Travel, Romance
Series: Yes (Tempest #1)
Source: ARC from publisher

Rating: A-

Summary (from Goodreads):
The year is 2009.  Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.

That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.

Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.

But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler.  Recruit… or kill him.

Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.

I had a feeling I would love this book as soon as I read the synopsis. My only initial hesitation about it was because it was a male POV telling the tale. Let’s face it: Most girls want to read books about, well, girls. It can be difficult to get into the mind of a guy, and most of us would rather avoid thinking like a guy (you know it’s true!).

I can thankfully say that I was completely wrong about this book, and I adored Jackson by the end of chapter one.

I’m a romance junkie—I live for that magical connection between two characters that just sends sparks flying off the pages, and that is exactly what I got with Jackson and Holly. Julie Cross made me fall in love with these two almost right away. The way she writes them, and their love story, was nothing short of delicious. I loved every second of it.

I was a bit off-put by the fact that nothing Jackson did in the past would change the future. While that was later explained, I still felt somewhat disgruntled by it. Maybe I’ve watched The Butterfly Effect too many times, but I thought that somehow cheapened the story. I wanted Jackson to be able to fix the past so everything would turn out pretty in the present/future.

Cross couldn’t have asked for a better debut; she gave me action, romance, drama, and mystery in one fantastic package. Her writing is breathtaking and I’m sure she’ll be around for a long time to come. I highly recommend you get your own copy ASAP!

Buy: Amazon

Jan 12, 2012

Dreaming of Books Hop!

This giveaway hop is hosted by the aweomse people from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Martha's Bookshelf. It will run from Jan. 13 - Jan. 18, 2012. I'll choose the winner on Jan. 19, 2012

This one is INTERNATIONAL! So best of luck and start thinking of which book you'd like to get!
The Prize:

You can win any book of your choice, up to $15 USD from:

if you live in the US,

if you live outside the US! That means this giveaway is international as long as The Book Depository ships free to you. Not sure? Check this list HERE.

The Rules:

Must be a public GFC follower - I will be checking! ;) 

*Bonus entries:
+1 - Follow Me on Twitter
+3 - Reply to any of my reviews

I will contact the winner via email and they will have 48 hours to reply to my email before another winner is chosen!

That's all you need! Oh, and fill out the form:

All done? Awesome! Now, keep on hopping: HOP LIST!

Jan 11, 2012

Trailer: Glitch by Heather Anastasiu

Tell me that this book does not look incredible. Then watch the trailer and tell me you don't want it.

Glitch is the debut novel by Heather Anastasiu, being released this August 2012, and by the looks of things? It will be huge.

In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.

When Zoe starts to malfunction (or "glitch"), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.

As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe to feelings that are entirely new. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse.

Waiting on Wednesday (23)

"Waiting On"  Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking  the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week I'm waiting on....
The Golden Lily
by: Richelle Mead
Goodreads Synonpsis:
Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students—children of the wealthy and powerful—carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought.
Why I want it:
I am a hardcore fan of the Vampire Academy series, and I honestly had my doubts about Bloodlines. I wasn't a fan of Adrian (he was a threat to my #1 ship, Rose and Dimitri) and Sydney was a forgettable character, IMO. But when I finally delved into the much-lauded spinoff series, I was deliciously surprised. I think I could easily love this series as much as I did Vampire Academy.
*The Golden Lily will be released by Razorbill on 6.19.12*

Jan 10, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (12)

Teaser Tuesday is weekly meme hosted by Mizb at Should be Reading 
Grab your current read 
Open to a random page 
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page 
This week I'm reading...


The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting
"Her feet crunched over broken glass, the sound slicing its way through the calm that had settled over her, blanketing her fears and dulling the rhythm of her heart. She paused, her stomach tightening as her eyes searched the shadows, trying to discern one shape from another, trying to convince herself that she was all alone in here." pg. 2
The Last Echo will be available 4.17.12 from HarperCollins

*Quote taken from Advance Reader Copy and may not be the correct page in the finished copy*

Top Ten Tuesday (4)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
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This week is...
Top 10 Authors I Wish Would Write Another Book!
1. Cara Lynn Shultz: Yes, I know that techincally her second book comes out in mere months (March, to be exact), but I am already wanting the third book - there better be a third book - in her series. I love her style and the way she writes her characters. 'Nuff said.
2. Stephenie Meyer: I am still waiting on a sequel to The Host. I love that book, and wish she would write a sequel. Or ten. Whatever. I simply need more of Wanda.
3. Tahereh Mafi: I think is goes without saying we all know how incredible this lady is. Her debut novel was like crack, and I just can't wait for her next book.
4. Tracie Peterson: When I'm not drowning in YA books, I usually am reading one of Tracie Peterson's books. I have nearly 35 of them; they are AMAZING.
5. Andrea Cremer: Now that the Nightshade series is over, I cannot wait to see what she had coming out next. I'm sure whatever it is will be incredible and golden and awesome.
6. Jennifer L. Armentrout: I have been fortunate enough to read 4 of her books from two different series', and I loved every second of them all. I will read whatever she writes!
7. Dee Henderson: Another non-YA author, but one who is a master at weaving a tale chock-full of romance, suspense, and mystery. She hasn't put anything out in years, sadly.
8. Aimee Carter: I love her style, I love her vibe, and I love her book. Yes, singular. Which is why I need more from her now.
9. Veronica Rossi: I don't care if it's the sequel to Under the Never Sky (although that would be ideal) or something else, but I can't wait to get my hands on her next book. She totally blew me away with her debut novel, and if that's indicitive of her writing abilities, she will be someone I will read for the next decade.
10. Simone Elkeles: I credit Simone with bringing me back to the YA genre. I read Perfect Chemistry a few years ago and fell in love with YA. I couldn't get enough. Now that the Perfect Chemistry series is over, I want to see what she does next!