Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #14


Wishlist Wednesday, hosted by Pen to Paper to post books that you have been really wanting for a long time. My Goodread page is not working right now, so I got the description from Shelfari. 

Shelfari:
Emma and her friend Chloe are spending vacation in Florida. When Emma (literally) runs into a hot guy named Galen on the beach, little does she know he’s a prince of the Syrena. Galen and Emma both feel something strange – is it attraction? – and Galen suspects that Emma might well be the girl he’s heard of – a human who can communicate with fish.
What follows is a deadly scene with a shark in which Galen witnesses Emma’s gifts. He must know more about her, and follows her back to New Jersey, and high school, to find out for sure if she’s the key to saving his kingdom. Soon, Emma can’t deny her feelings for him, but can’t explain them, either – and both she and Galen must learn more about where she comes from and what her powers are before they can trust one another and their feelings.

 It sounds like it'd be a really good book, it comes out May 22, 2012

Win a paperback ARC of Black City (Black City Chronicles #1) by Elizabeth Richards

Goodreads:
A dark and tender postapocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war 

In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection, that causes Ash’s long dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong. When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.

Sounds amazing. Click HERE to enter!


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #24

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab you'r current read



Open the book to a random page

Share with us two (2) "teasers" sentences form that page
Be careful not to include spoilers! (make sure what you share doesn't give away too much! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title of the book so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR pile if they'd like   
Today my teaser comes from...
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)

...Besides, Guillo looks far too placid to know my true nature. If my father has tricked him, it would not bode well for our union...

~Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
-page 1

Sunday, February 26, 2012

IMM #22

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren, which allows you to post books you have received/bought/won this week.    

Bought:  
Significance (Significance, #1)
Significance 
by Shelly Crane   

A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2)
A Million Suns 
by Beth Revis

Graffiti Moon
Graffiti Moon
by Cath Crowley  


Author/Publisher:
The Annihilation of Foreverland
 The Annihilation of Foreverland 
by Tony Bertauski


Thank you Tony for giving me this as an ebook to read and review.

NetGalley:  
The Weepers: The Other Life
The Other Life  
by Susanne Winnacker 

Won:
India Was One
India Was One 
by An Indian

Thank you Rachel @ The Rest Is Still Unwritten

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Review: Allegiance

Allegiance (Legacy, #2)


Title: Allegiance
Series: Legacy #2
Author: Cayla Kluver
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Publication Date: February 28, 2012
Genre: Young Adult, Romance
Reading Source: NetGalley
Reading Level: 12+  
Length: 384 pages 
Format: ebook
    Cover Art: 3/5
 Overall: 5/5

  Goodreads:
Only I saw Narian for who he truly was: a young man with courage and an independent mind, and made to pay for what was outside his control. He couldn't help his past any more than he could help the way those intense, deep-blue eyes pierced me and held me captive. 

An eighteen-year-old queen in love with the enemy as their countries pass the point of no return... 

Bound to a man she cannot love, Queen Alera of Hytanica must forget Narian, the young man who holds her heart. For Narian is destined to conquer Hytanica at the behest of his master, the powerful magic-user known as the Overlord. Alera doesn't truly believe Narian will fight against Hytanica-until Cokyrian troops attack with Narian commanding the charge. 

Faced with the greatest betrayal a heart can know, Alera must set aside personal feelings and lead her kingdom through its darkest time. And when all hope, will and courage seem lost, she must find strength and remember that even the blackest night must have a dawn....


Review:
A huge thank you to Harlequin Teen and NetGalley for the eCopy to review. 


I was excited to start this book. It starts off where the first one left off, after the marriage of Alera and Steldor. 


I think Alera matures a lot, in the beginning of the book she acted childish, but as the story moved on her maturity did was well. 


In Legacy I did not like Stedlor at all, but he has changed into a completely different person. He still is as hotheaded as before, but the difference in him is a 180 in this book. I didn't know that Steldor actually has a heart beneath his pride, my feelings for him has changed. Although I'm still Team Narian! 


Narian didn't appear in the book until the middle, I was confused about him and his intentions. Was he a threat to Alera and her kingdom? He was after all a Cokyrian. 


Just like in the first book, I loved London! He was brave, and cared for others. I loved to learn about his past. 


It was an amazing book. It takes you all over. I think it was kind of slow about half of the way in, I still love the series. It has everything, Historical fiction, fantasy, royalty and of course a love triangle! And what's better than a queen in love the enemy? I am eagerly awaiting book three, Sacrifice!







Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Five #2


Every Friday I used to post what I called Free Friday, where I posted the book that they had for free for the Nook, but they haven't had that for a few weeks now, or at least I couldn't find it, so I decided to start Friday Five.
 I found this feature over at Once Upon a TwilightFriday Five was inspired by Author Cheryl Renee Herbsman. Eve's Fan Garden and Page Turners take part it in it. 
Today Five books I recommend to people who either like to read 

5) Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
4) The Giver by Lois Lowry
3)  Graceling Kristin Cashore
2) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
It's a great series I think everyone should read.
1) Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Everyone likes the Harry Potter series, even my Mom and Dad read them.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Time Will Come #21

The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Jodi @ Books for Company, which spotlights books that have been on you'r shelves for a long time.
Want to join? Sounds good, it even has fa
-Pick a book that you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book 
-Link the post in the linky
-Visit other blogs  
This weeks book is... 
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
Beautiful Creatures
 by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Third Sentence Thursday #11

Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme that Heather @ Proud Book Nerd hosts.
How to play along... 
1. Take the book you are currently reading and post the third sentence,
2. Share you'r thoughts on the sentence.
3. Post a link to you'r blog in the link list (Leave it in the comments if you don't have a blog)
4. Visit the other blogs to check out their third sentence. 
Here's mine:
Other (Other, #1)

He looks even cuter smiling, but I'm not going to admit that out loud.

page 51

Its getting good, starting to get funny.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #13


Wishlist Wednesday, hosted by Pen to Paper to post books that you have been really wanting for a long time. 
You Are Not Here
Goodreads:
A startling novel about love and grief from the author of the acclaimed memoir I Don't Want to Be Crazy.Annaleah and Brian shared something special - Annaleah is sure of it. When they were together, they didn't need anyone else. It didn't matter that their relationship wassecret. All that mattered was what they had with each other.And then, out of nowhere, Brian dies. And while everyone else has their role in the grieving process, Annaleah finds herself living outside of it, unacknowledged and lonely.How can you recover from a loss that no one will let you have?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday #2

 
Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That You Would Save If My House Was Abducted By Aliens

1) The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
2) Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
3) The Seven Kingdoms #1 by Kristin Cashore
4) The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins 
5) Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer 
6) Wicked Lovely series Melissa Marr
7) Chobits series by CLAMP
8) Dark Guardian series by Rachel Hawthorne 
9)Fruits Basket set by Natsuki Takaya
10) My Nook! (=

Teaser Tuesday #23

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab you'r current read

Open the book to a random page
Share with us two (2) "teasers" sentences form that page
Be careful not to include spoilers! (make sure what you share doesn't give away too much! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title of the book so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR pile if they'd like   
Today my teaser comes from...
Breadcrumbs

"Kids," said Hazel. "She want's kids. She wants to collect them. She puts them in snow globes. She traps them with promises, and if she can get them to agree to stay there forever, they're hers."

~Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
-Page 33

Sunday, February 19, 2012

IMM #21

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren, which allows you to post books you have received/bought/won this week.   
Bought:
Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)
Born Wicked 
by Jessica Spotswood   

Dearly, Departed (Gone With the Respiration, #1)
Dearly Departed  
by Lia Habel  

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Cinder 
by Marissa Meyer

Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy, #1)
Touch of Frost 
by Jennifer Estep  
Library:
Breadcrumbs
Breadcrumbs 
by Anne Ursu & Erin Mcguire  

Life as We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1)
Life As We Knew It 
by Susan Beth Pfeffer  

The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)
The Name of the Star
 by  Maureen Johnson   

NetGalley:
Allegiance (Legacy, #2)
Allegiance 
by Cayla Kluver 


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Review: Partials


Partials by Dan Wells



Partials (Partials #1)





Dan Wells 




HarperCollins



February 28, 2012



Goodreads:
Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with partials--engineered organic beings identical to humans--has decimated the world’s population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. The threat of the partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to the disease in over a decade. Humanity’s time is running out. 

When sixteen-year-old Kira learns of her best friend’s pregnancy, she’s determined to find a solution. Then one rash decision forces Kira to flee her community with the unlikeliest of allies. As she tries desperately to save what is left of her race, she discovers that the survival of both humans and partials rests in her attempts to answer questions of the war’s origin that she never knew to ask. 

Combining the fast-paced action of The Hunger Games with the provocative themes of Battlestar Galactica, Partials is a pulse-pounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question--one where our sense of humanity is both our greatest liability, and our only hope for survival.





Review:
Thank you to HarperCollins and NetGalley for kindly providing me a copy to review.

 It was the cover that grabbed my attention. I could tell it was a Dystopian right away, even before I read about it. I can't get enough of these books. I love, love, love them! And Partials didn't disappoint. The idea of the book is awesome, robots that look, sound, and act like humans, made to fight in war. 

 Partials is set in the near future, in the year of 2076, when a deadly virus has wipes out 99% of humanity. Humans are an endangered race, babies are even more important than ever. But that's the problem, no child has lived past a few days in more than fourteen years. 

 Sixteen year old Kira Walker wants that to change. She works as a trainee in the maternity ward at the hospital and is trying to find a cure for the virus, before her best friend gives birth to her unborn child. Hoping to save the baby, Kira will sacrifice her life for a cure.

 This was an amazing book! It is on the long side, but it was well worth it, the book had everything, romance and action.

 If you'r a dystopian fan, you should read this. This book is released the 28th of February, go out and buy it, I know I will. Book two Failsafe is expected to be published in 2013. I can't wait to read more from Mr.Wells.


5/5 Stars

Book trailer

Lovely Blog Award! :D

Thanks so much to Mariska. Mariska from mariska's books & reviews gave me this award!





Please follow the instructions below to pass along these awards to other bloggers you think have great blogs. 

The rules are:
1. Link back to the person that bestowed the award upon you.
2. Follow the person that bestowed the award upon you.
3. Pass along to 15 Lovely Bloggers, I'm going to do the same as Mariska and only pick 10 mainly because my internet is not working well.

The 10 blogs that I pick to give the Lovely Blogger Award to are:
1) Jenny & Kaitlin @ Books to the Sky
2) Christy D @ Love of Books
3) Candace @ Candace's Book Blog
4) Giselle @ Xpresso Reads
6) Penelope @ The Reading Fever
7) Katie @ Books are Dreams
9) Isalys & Vanessa @ Book Soulmates
10) Veronica @ Mostly Reviews 


Thanks again Mariska! 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Outside Winner!


The Winner for the eBook Outside by Shalini Boland is 


  Karen

Congratulations Karen, I sent you an email.

So sorry for posting this late, I was really busy this past few weeks. ':}

Friday Five #1


Every Friday I used to post what I called Free Friday, where I posted the book that they had for free for the Nook, but they haven't had that for a few weeks now, or at least I couldn't find it, so I decided to start Friday Five.
 I found this feature over at Once Upon a TwilightFriday Five was inspired by Author Cheryl Renee Herbsman. Eve's Fan Garden and Page Turners take part it in it. I hope it's okay for me to do this as well. :)  
Every Friday post a topic and then give five answers.
Today I'm going with the same topic Once Upon a Twilight did.

Five books that was recommended to you and you loved them.

5) Double Clutch by Liz Reinhardt 
4) The Lux series by Anna Godbersen   
3) The Pledge by Kimberly Derting  
2) Wake series by Lisa McMann
1) The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins  


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Third Sentence Thursday #10

Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme that Heather @ Proud Book Nerd hosts.
How to play along... 
1. Take the book you are currently reading and post the third sentence,
2. Share you'r thoughts on the sentence.
3. Post a link to you'r blog in the link list (Leave it in the comments if you don't have a blog)
4. Visit the other blogs to check out their third sentence. 
Here's mine:
Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)

Are you trying to get rid of me? 
page 56

 I'm only on the first few chapters, nothings really happening right now, but I'm excited to keep get into the book. :)

The Time Will Come #20

The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Jodi @ Books for Company, which spotlights books that have been on you'r shelves for a long time.
Want to join? Sounds good, it even has fa
-Pick a book that you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book 
-Link the post in the linky
-Visit other blogs  
This weeks book is... 
A Countess Below Stairs

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #12


Wishlist Wednesday, hosted by Pen to Paper to post books that you have been really wanting for a long time.   

Blood & Flowers
Goodreads:
Blubaugh presents a smart and sexy tale of an outlaw theater troupe forced to escape into the realm of Faerie when the mortal world becomes too dangerous.

It doesn't say much about this book, but what it does say is intriguing.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten That Broke You'r Heart A Little

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
-Books that Broke You'r Heart A Little

(I know I participate in the 'Teaser Tuesday' but I've been wanting to try 'Top Ten Tuesday' for some time now, and today, Valentine's Day, seemed like a perfect time to start!) 

(In no participial order)

(MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)

10) The Forest of Hands and Teeth- Carrie Ryan 

9) The Giver- Lois Lowry

8) City of Bones and City of Ashes- Cassandra Clare

7) The Notebook:  It's sad, I hope I don't get Alzheimer when I grow old.

6) Eragon: Brom's death was so sad.

5) The Diary of a Young Girl- Anne Frank


4) The Harry Potter series: I was only going to pick the third book, Prisoner of Azkaban , my absolute favorite, but I think each book is kind of sad, in a way.


3) The Way We Fall- Megan Crewe: This was just a heartbreaking book.

2) Darkest Mercy (Wicked Lovely #5): I may be weird by I did tear up at the end, of course I loved this series! 


1) The Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3): The ending.

Win

The Faerie Ring (The Faerie Ring, #1)



Want to win the Faerie Ring?
Enter HERE to win it 




The Faerie Ring
by 
Kiki Hamilton

Goodreads:
Debut novelist Kiki Hamilton takes readers from the gritty slums and glittering ballrooms of Victorian London to the beguiling but menacing Otherworld of the Fey in this spellbinding tale of romance, suspense, and danger.
The year is 1871, and Tiki has been making a home for herself and her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway adjoining Charing Cross Station in central London. Their only means of survival is by picking pockets. One December night, Tiki steals a ring, and sets off a chain of events that could lead to all-out war with the Fey. For the ring belongs to Queen Victoria, and it binds the rulers of England and the realm of Faerie to peace. With the ring missing, a rebel group of faeries hopes to break the treaty with dark magic and blood--Tiki's blood.
Unbeknownst to Tiki, she is being watched--and protected--by Rieker, a fellow thief who suspects she is involved in the disappearance of the ring. Rieker has secrets of his own, and Tiki is not all that she appears to be. Her very existence haunts Prince Leopold, the Queen's son, who is driven to know more about the mysterious mark that encircles her wrist.
Prince, pauper, and thief--all must work together to secure the treaty...
 

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