Friday, May 31, 2013

Update May TBR Pile/ June TBR List

May didn't so go well for me, lol! I only read one of the books on my May list.  Or ONE and a Half of the books on that list, I'll be done with Shards and Ashes (by Melissa Marr & Kelley Armstrong) before the day is over with. And the book that I read is a comic book, but I did read other books, they just wasn't books on the list.

Books Read in May:

Dawn of the Arcana, Vol. 8Chantress (Chantress Trilogy #1)Sworn to Raise (Courtlight #1)
Ship BreakerAll I Need
Kin (The Good Neighbors, #1)Kith (The Good Neighbors, #2)Kind (The Good Neighbors, #3)

Dawn of the Arcana, Vol. 8 (Dawn of the Arcana #8) by Rei Toma
Chantress (Chantress Trilogy #1)by Amy Butler Greenfield 
Sworn to Raise (Courtlight #1) by Terah Edun 
Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker #1) by Paolo Bacigalupi 
All I Need by Susane Colasanti 
Kin (The Good Neighbors, #1) by Holly Black -Re-read
Kith (The Good Neighbors, #2) by Holly Black -Re-read
Kind (The Good Neighbors, #3) by Holly Black

8 books read, that's not that bad I guess. 

I'm going to have June a Reread month. Some of the books that I picked are rereads. Here's my 

June TBR list:

Once Upon a Marigold (Upon a Marigold, #1)Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)Negima!: Magister Negi Magi, Volume 1
Once Upon a Marigold (Upon a Marigold #1)
by Jean Ferris
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) 
by J.K. Rowling

YA Paranormal:
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1)
by Leigh Bardugo 

Negima!: Magister Negi Magi, Volume 1 by Ken Akamatsu 

Not Rereads:
Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death, #1)'Til The World Ends (Blood of Eden, #0.5)
Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood, #1)One For The Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2)
Ashes (Ashes Trilogy, #1)The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker, #2)
Ink (Paper Gods, #1)Viral Nation

Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death #1) by Bethany Griffin
'Til The World Ends (Blood of Eden 0.5)

by Julie Kagawa, Ann Aguirre, Karen Duvall

Historical Fiction:
Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood #1) by Juliet Marillier

One for The Money (Stephanie Plum #1) by Janet Evanovich

Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2) by Katie McGarry 

Ashes (Ashes Trilogy #1) by Ilsa J. Bick
The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker #2) by Paolo Bacigalupi

for review:
Ink (Paper Gods #1) by Amanda Sun
Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Stacking The Shelves 5/26/13

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is just that, it's all about adding  (stacking) to you'r bookshelves.
Since I haven't done a S.t.S. post for this year yet, I could have this whole page filled with books that I have got from January up until now, so I'm only going to post the books that I got in the past couple of weeks.  :)

Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2)
Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2) 
   by R.L. LaFevers 

Ashes (Ashes Trilogy, #1)
Ashes (Ashes Trilogy #1)
by Ilsa J. Bick

(Physical copies)
'Til The World Ends (Blood of Eden, #0.5)
'Til The World Ends (Blood of Eden #0.5)
by Julie Kagawa, Ann Aguirre & Karen Duvall

Obsidian (Lux, #1)
Obsidian (Lux, #1) 
by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)
Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1)
by Susan Ee

Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1)
Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles #1) 
by Melina Marchetta 

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Nobody But Us
by Kristin Halbrook

Life After Theft
Life After Theft
by Aprilynne Pike

The Ward
The Ward (The Ward #1)
by Jordana Frankel

Icons (Icons, #1)
Icons (Icons #1)
by Margaret Stohl

The Beautiful and the Cursed
The Beautiful and the Cursed (The Dispossessed #1)
by Page Morgan

The Program (The Program, #1)
The Program (The Program, #1) 
by Suzanne Young

Hidden Wings (Hidden Wings, #1)
Hidden Wings (Hidden Wings, #1) 
by Cameo Renae 
A 3.99 Kindle book

Eternal Starling (Emblem of Eternity, #1)
Eternal Starling (Emblem of Eternity #1)
by Angela Corbett
3.99 for Kindle 

Hopeless (Hopeless, #1)

Hopeless (Hopeless #1)
by Colleen Hoover
3.99 for Kindle

Touching Melody (Forever First #1)

Touching Melody (Forever First #1)
by RaShelle Workman 
Kindle book for 2.99

Crossing the Line (Pushing the Limits, #1.5)
Crossing the Line (Pushing the Limits #1.5)
by Katie McGarry
Only 1.69 as a Kindle  book on Amazon!

 Kindle Freebies!
Beginnings (The Trifectus Series, #1)
Beginnings (The Trifectus Series #1)
by Logan Byrne

I'm Not Her
I'm Not Her 
by Janet Gurtler
  Kindle book!

How to Talk to Girls at Parties
How to Talk to Girls at Parties
by Neil Gaiman

BeSwitched (BeSwitched #1)
by Molly Snow
Another Kindle freebie!

For Review:
Viral Nation
Viral Nation
by Shaunta Grimes 

Ink (Paper Gods, #1)
Ink (Paper Gods #1)
by Amanda Sun

A Dog's Journey
A Dog's Journey  (A Dog's Purpose #2)
by W. Bruce Cameron
Thank you to Julie at Manga Maniac Cafe

Oh My Gosh! I don't know which one to start first, help me please! (=

What did you get?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Review: All I Need by Susane Colasanti

All I Need

Title: All I Need
Series: N/A
Author: Susane Colasanti
Publisher: Penguin Group/Viking Children's 
Publication Date: May 21, 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Reading Source: NetGalley
Reading Level: 12+  
Length: 240 pages 
Format: ebook
                             Cover Art: 4/5
                                Overall: 3/5  

The last night of summer is only the beginning.

Skye wants to meet the boy who will change her life forever. Seth feels their instant connection the second he sees her. When Seth starts talking to Skye at the last beach party of the summer, it’s obvious to both of them that this is something real. But when Seth leaves for college before they exchange contact info, Skye wonders if he felt the same way she did—and if she will ever see him again. Even if they find their way back to each other, can they make a long-distance relationship work despite trust issues, ex drama, and some serious background differences?

Teen favorite Susane Colasanti returns to the alternating-voice style of her beloved debut When It Happens in this Serendipity-inspired story about summer, soul mates, and the moments that change our lives forever.


I was excited to start this one because the cover looked so adorable and the synopsis sounded cute, I did like it but it didn't live up to my exceptions.

 Told in alternating POV's between Skye and Seth. 

 Skye and Seth meet one summer at a beach party and instantly fall head over heels in love. They part ways after spending just two days together and can't seem to get each other out of their heads for the next few years.
 When they bump into each other things resume as if they didn't go anywhere. 

The characters were a little bit flat. Skye was whiny and annoying.

It was boring in some parts, maybe not boring but slow, it came to a standstill in the middle of the book. Along with the break, a three year time break, that made things a little confusing.

This was the second Susane Colasanti book I have read, the first being Keep Holding On, and while they were very different stories, I could definitely tell they were from the same author. 

I think All I Need is a quick, fun, sweet summer read. Perfect beach read that's for sure! 

Thank Penguin and NetGalley for this e-arc in exchange for an honest review. 


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