31 August 2012

15

Feature & Follow Friday (2)


Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Basically, what you do is follow me and comment below and I'll follow back. Awesome, right?

This week's features are Nette's Bookshelf Reviews and Cheerful Book Reviews.

Q: Best cover? What's the best cover of a book you've read and didn't like?

A: Umm... Best cover? It's probably either the cover of Everlasting (by Alyson Noel) or Shiver (by Maggie Stiefvator) They're pretty awesome covers but I didn't like the books.


See? They are pretty covers.

Comment below and link me up with your FFs!

Hop along to the next blog!



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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: The Modified




The Modified
By C. A. Kunz
Release Date: Fall 2012
What would you sacrifice to save the one's you love? To save the one who holds your heart? To save the world?

Kenley Grayson is all too familiar with these questions.
After Earth is thrust into its first intergalactic war with an unknown race called the Bringers, our military forces begin to suffer heavy losses. Desperate for a solution, the Allied Federation issues a worldwide draft for every able seventeen-year-old to enlist. As Kenley turns seventeen, she finds herself thrown into the very war that took her older brother's life.
This year's draft is a little different than in the past though. A new program, know as the Magnus Project, has been introduced, and only the best and brightest qualify. Kenley is amongst a select few whom are chosen to join this elite group of soldiers, and as a part of this project, undergoes a modification procedure that leaves her and her peers endowed with powers beyond their wildest dreams.
As Earth continues in its struggle against the Bringers, Kenley is transported to a high-tech training facility, the Magnus Acadmey, to prepare for the major battle that lies ahead. It's here that she meets the California heartthrob, and son of a legendary war hero, Landon Shaw. As unexpected feelings toward Landon begin to develop, Kenley wonders if this is the right time or the right place for romance to bloom, especially when those feelings start to interfere with her training.
With the weight of the world on her shoulders, Kenley is constantly reminded of how important she and the rest of the Magnus cadets are to the fate of humanity. She is one of the Modified, Earth's last line of defense against utter destruction.
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The mom and son author duo, C.A. Kunz, thoroughly enjoys writing about things that go bump in the night and futuristic action-packed romances while drinking massive amounts of English breakfast tea and Starbucks coffee.


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30 August 2012

2

{Review} Blood Debt by Nancy Straight


Blood Debt

(Touched #1)
By Nancy Straight
Release Date: 07/15/2012
Format: eBook, 304 pages
Purchase: (Amazon)
Her whole life, it had just been the two of them. Before her mother’s last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. But nothing comes without a price, as she discovers when her family claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a centaur touched by Zeus. 
As she learns the secrets of her Centaur bloodline, she is drawn into a forbidden love with Drake. Her life may be the blood debt required to pay for her mother’s transgressions. The same person who once held her mother captive, and forced her into decades of hiding, now controls Camille. Her only chance is to seek a piece of her mother’s past that will win her freedom and the life she desperately wants.


29 August 2012

5

WWW Wednesday


To play along, just answer
the following three questions:


  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you'll read next?


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Cover Reveal: Vengeance Bound



Vengeance Bound
By Justina Ireland
Release Date: 04/02/2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pre-Order: (Amazon) 
                     (BookDepository)
The Goddess Test meets Dexter in an edgy, compelling debut about one teen’s quest for revenge…no matter how far it takes her.

Cory Graff is not alone in her head. Bound to a deal of desperation made when she was a child, Cory’s mind houses the Furies—the hawk and the serpent—lingering always, waiting for her to satisfy their bloodlust. After escaping the asylum where she was trapped for years, Cory knows how to keep the Furies quiet. By day, she lives a normal life, but by night, she tracks down targets the Furies send her way. And she brings down Justice upon them.
Cory’s perfected her system of survival, but when she meets a mysterious boy named Niko at her new school, she can’t figure out how she feels about him. For the first time, the Furies are quiet in her head around a guy. But does this mean that Cory’s finally found someone who she can trust, or are there greater factors at work? 
As Cory’s mind becomes a battlefield, with the Furies fighting for control, Cory will have to put everything on the line to hold on to what she’s worked so hard to build.



I write. My first YA book, Vengeance Bound, is forthcoming from Simon and Schuster. I don't take anything all that seriously, except for cake. Oh, and I'm awesome. What else do you need to know? 




It's Greek Mythology! No convincing needed. This one is totally added to my TBR pile :) Gorgeous cover!

28 August 2012

1

Cover Reveal: Naturals by Tiffany Truitt


Naturals
(The Lost Souls #2)
By Tiffany Truitt
Release Date: 04/09/2013
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pre-Order: (Amazon) 
                     (BookDepository)
Tess is finally safe from the reach of the Council, now that she is living in the Middlelands with the rebel Isolationists. With James having returned to Templeton, she easily falls back into her friendship with Henry, though her newfound knowledge of Robert’s chosen one status still stings. Even surrounded by people, Tess has never felt more alone. So she’s thrilled when James returns to the settlement, demanding to see Tess — until she finds out that it’s because her sister, Louisa, has been recruited into Tess’s old position at Templeton, and that the dangerously sadistic chosen one George has taken an interest in her.





Tiffany Truitt was born in Peoria, Illinois. A self-proclaimed Navy brat, Tiffany spent most of her childhood living in Virginia, but don’t call her a Southerner. She also spent a few years living in Cuba. Since her time on the island of one McDonalds and Banana Rats (don't ask), she has been obsessed with traveling. Tiffany recently added China to her list of travels (hello inspiration for a new book).


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Teaser Tuesday (2)


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just follow the rules:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Share two sentences from somewhere on that page
4. Avoid any spoilers!

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27 August 2012

1

{Review} Resurrection by A. M. Hargrove




Resurrection

(The Guardians of Vesturon #2)
By A. M. Hargrove
Release Date: 01/18/2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Purchase: (Amazon) (Smashwords)


"Maddie knew she was dying. Her life started to flash before her. She had visions of running down the soccer field, scoring a goal, eating her mother’s yummy, homemade, sticky cinnamon rolls, standing in her foyer listening to the police tell her father that her mother had been killed in a car accident. Each vision was disturbingly clear—as if it was happening again."

Rayn Yarrister, the first-born son and Leader of The Guardians, has been imprisoned on Vesturon for breaking their most sacred of covenants. He is suddenly jolted by Maddie's telepathic pleas for help, as her life hangs in the balance. Can he alert The Guardians in time to save his soulmate? Or will he face his trial alone and broken without his one true love? In Resurrection (Book 2), The Guardians of Vesturon are facing their biggest challenges as Earth is threatened by an invading species from a distant planet intent on destroying it for its resources. The Guardians, as protectors of the universe, have been assembled to defend not only Earth, but other vulnerable worlds as well. The Yarrister family is threatened by an unknown entity intent on discrediting them. Will they uncover this plot in time to save themselves from ruin? Will The Guardians succeed in stopping the Xanthians, or will Earth be invaded and ravaged by this marauding species?


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Cover Reveal: The Rules by Stacey Kade

The Rules 
(Project Paper Doll #1)
By Stacey Kade
Release Date: April 2013
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
1. Never trust anyone.
2. Remember they are always searching.
3. Don’t get involved.
4. Keep your head down.
5. Don’t fall in love.
Five simple rules. Ariane Tucker has followed them since the night she escaped from the genetics lab where she was created, the result of combining human and extraterrestrial DNA. Ariane’s survival—and that of her adoptive father—depends on her ability to blend in among the full-blooded humans, to hide in plain sight from those who seek to recover their lost (and expensive) “project.”
But when a cruel prank at school goes awry, it puts her in the path of Zane Bradshaw, the police chief’s son and someone who sees too much. Someone who really sees her. After years of trying to be invisible, Ariane finds the attention frightening—and utterly intoxicating. Suddenly, nothing is simple anymore, especially not the rules…


24 August 2012

15

Feature and Follow Friday


Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Basically, what you do is follow me and comment, and I'll follow back? Awesome right?


This week's features are Book Me! and Awesomesauce Book Club.

Q: Worst cover? What is the worst cover of a book that you've read and loved?
A: Ah.. this is a hard question.... *thinks for a while* I would say the Maximum Ride series. I don't think the covers are pretty enough, but the books are just so awesome!!!
Hop along to the next blog!

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{Review} Survival by A. M. Hargrove


Survival 

(The Guardians of Vesturon #1)
By A. M. Hargrove
Release Date: 11/15/2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Purchase: (Amazon) It's free right now
"Maybe I was caught between the two worlds. I was having serious trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality."
While on a backpacking trip in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, nineteen-year-old Maddie Pearce finds her world has been thrown into a vortex and is madly spinning toward the impossible. Abducted by a mad psychopath, Maddie narrowly escapes with her life. But that is only the beginning. Her mysterious rescuer introduces her to a world that Maddie has difficulty accepting as reality. Will this strikingly gorgeous stranger be the key to her future or will she return to her mundane world, scarred from her experience? Follow Maddie as she is forced to make difficult decisions that carry her to mysterious places.


23 August 2012

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{Review} Crushed by K. C. Blake


Crushed (The Witch-Game #1)

By K. C. Blake
Release Date: 07/30/2011
Format: Paperback, 262 pages
Purchase: (BookDepository)
The Noah sisters rule Titan High with their beauty, brains, and magical powers. Each year they play a secret game: Crushed. The girls pick their targets carefully and blow enchanted dust into the boy’s faces, charming them, but this year Kristen makes a grave mistake. She chooses the wrong boy and almost dies that same day. Coincidence? Maybe. But something isn’t quite right about Zach Bevian. He doesn’t behave like a boy who’s been Crushed. He goes from hot to cold, from looking at her with contempt to asking her out on a date. She doesn’t know what to think. Does he hate her or is he truly falling for her? Is he trying to kill her, or is he trying to save her?


22 August 2012

1

Book Blogger Hop


Q: What is the one genre you will never read?

A: I definitely won't read erotica... I don't need any of that stuff. Right now, I won't read Adult books since I'm only a teen. Other than that, I pretty much will read anything :)
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Waiting on Wednesday (3): Alice in Zombieland


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights 
upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

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21 August 2012

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Random: Bite Me Maybe

So, hello! This is just a random post. I just thought I could share this with you since I found it so funny :)

Bite Me Maybe
(Call Me Maybe parody)
By Everdeen-Mellark on FanFiction

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Teaser Tuesday (1)




So, I decided to try out another meme, and sorry if I make any mistakes...

Today is Teaser Tuesday!! My first, actually :) 

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just follow the rules:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Share two teasers sentences from somewhere on that page
4. Avoid spoilers!!!

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19 August 2012

1

Cover Reveal: Beyond the Veil by Quinn Loftis


Beyond the Veil (The Grey Wolves #5)
By Quinn Loftis
Though the Serbian pack has been brought to heel thanks to the downfall of their Alpha, the war is far from over.Desdemona, a witch of unfathomable power, has escaped the wolves’ wrath, but she will not go quietly into the night. She takes refuge in a place where even the smallest sliver of light does not dare to enter. Though she had to flee, she has not given up on the treasure she wishes to acquire. Her depravity knows no bounds; she's even willing to search for the one who can assist her in opening a Veil that has not been opened in millennia – with good reason: the danger is incalculable.
Meanwhile, there are major changes rippling through the Romanian Grey wolves. Decebel has become Alpha to the Serbian pack in an effort to begin to unite the Canis lupis species. Their numbers are dwindling in the wake of the shortage of true mates and lack of offspring. The wolves are beginning to lose faith and darkness seems to be crashing in on them from all sides. But the winds of change are blowing, changes that will alter the future of not only the Canis lupis, but of another ancient race as well.Amidst all of this, Sally is continuing to come to terms with her relationship with the playful, charming, flirty, unbelievably handsome bartender – who happens to be a member of the Romanian pack.If all that weren’t enough, the Fates have decided to pay a little visit to Jen. It’s time to collect. She cheated the Fates of a life, her life. Now they want what they are due. The problem? It’s more than Jen is willing to pay.Yes, the war is indeed far from over. Bargains will be struck, declarations will be made, sacrifices will be given, love will be tested, and trust will be questioned as evil makes its stand against them all.

So pretty!! Would this be Sally??? Can't wait to read this book!!!

18 August 2012

1

{Review} Myth Weaver by David J. Normoyle


Myth Weaver

By David J. Normoyle
Format: eBook
Purchase: (Amazon)
Relive Greek and Norse myths as never before.
Eighteen-year-old Jagger is addicted to his imagination. He scorns the real world and lives inside his own head. He is happy to withdraw completely until his daydream world becomes a battleground for Odin and Zeus. When Jagger actually feels his skin burning from Zeus’s thunderbolt, the edges of reality blur even further.
A contest of myths is formed where Greek is pitted against Norse. Under Loki and Prometheus’s guidance, Jagger acts as judge. He is Perseus as he cuts off Medusa’s head and Loki as he schemes against the other gods. He sees Odin face the frost giants at Ragnarok and Achilles set sail for Troy.
Inspired by his mythological heroes, he starts working for a newspaper where his investigations lead him into real danger. Prometheus tries to help Jagger, but getting aid from Loki, the trickster, could be double-edged. Will ancient truths help Jagger in the modern world? And can Jagger judge the contest of myths without further enraging the warring gods?


17 August 2012

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{Review} Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Onyx (Lux #2)

By Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: 08/14/2012
Format: Paperback, 366 pages
Purchase: (BookDepository)
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 are 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?
No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…


16 August 2012

0

Requests

Hello, guys! So now, you can request books for me to read. There's a tab on the top of the page that says requests. Feel free to read that then send me an email of your request!

Happy Reading!

~Ariella

15 August 2012

2

Waiting on Wednesday (2): Stormdancer



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine 
that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

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14 August 2012

2

{Review} Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Pushing the Limits
By Katie McGarry
Release Date: 07/31/2012
Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Purchase: (Book Depository)
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.


10 August 2012

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{Review} Nevermore by James Patterson

Nevermore (Maximum Ride #8)
By James Patterson
Release Date: 08/06/12
Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Purchase: (BookDepository)
One last chance...For Max, Fang, Angel, Iggy, Nudge, and Gazzy.Before it all ends.
Are you ready for the final chapter? Are you ready for the ultimate flight? Because THIS IS IT. One last incredible, explosive adventure with an astonishing ending that no one could have seen coming.







08 August 2012

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Waiting On Wednesday (1): Mark of Athena

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine 
that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Mark of Athena
By Rick Riordan
Release Date: 10/02/2012
Purchase: (BookDepository)


In The Son of Neptune, Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a dangerous quest. The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. But they number only six--who will complete the Prophecy of Seven? The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land to find the Doors of Death. What exactly are the Doors of Death? Much of the prophesy remains a mystery. . . . With old friends and new friends joining forces, a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting, The Mark of Athena promises to be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan.

This week I chose Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan. It's the third in the Heroes of Olympus series. If you haven't read it yet, you should. I COMMAND YOU TO GO TO THE BOOK STORE RIGHT NOW AND PICK UP PERCY JACKSON. Okay, just kidding, but seriously. This series was the one that got me hooked to reading. The series is very entertaining and I'm dying to get my hands on this!!

*looking at the calender* Is it October 2nd yet? Nope. *cries in corner* *stands up* I WILL KEEP WAITING.

Emotional turmoil over. Comment and tell me what you're waiting on this wednesday :) x 

07 August 2012

1

{Review} The Goddess Legacy by Aimee Carter



The Goddess Legacy
By Aimee Carter
(Goddess Test #2.5)
Release Date: 07/31/2012
Purchase: (BookDepository)
For millennia we've caught only glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aime e Carter pulls back the curtain on how they became the powerful, petty, loving and dangerous immortals that Kate Winters knows.
Calliope/Hera represented constancy and yet had a husband who never matched her faithfulness....
Ava/Aphrodite was the goddess of love and yet commitment was a totally different deal....
Persephone was urged to marry one man, yet longed for another....
James/Hermes loved to make trouble for others-but never knew true loss before....
Henry/Hades's solitary existence had grown too wearisome to continue. But meeting Kate Winters gave him a new hope....
Five original novellas of love, loss and longing and the will to survive throughout the ages.


06 August 2012

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Monthly Craving: August

~Monthly Craving~

**August**

This is a post featuring books I'm waiting for this month.

August 6th


Nevermore: the Final Maximum Ride Adventure by James Patterson

August 7th



~ Auracle by Gina Rosati
~ Blood Fever (The Watchers #3) by Veronica Wolff
~ Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2) by Kendare Blake
~ Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
~ Rift (Nightshade Prequel #1) by Andrea Cremer
~ Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
~ Wake by Amanda Hocking

August 14th


~ False Memory by Dan Krokos
~ Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
~ Rise of the Elgen (Michael Vey #2) by Richard Paul Evans
~ The Demigod Diaries (Heroes of Olympus #2.5) by Rick Riordan

August 15th


~ Karma Bites by Nyrae Dawn

August 21st


~ Heaven by Alexandra Adornetto

August 28th


~ The Iron Legends by Julie Kagawa


SO MANY BOOKS...
August is just so awesome... :D
Let the reading begin!
What are you waiting for this month?
Comment and let me know :) x





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{Review} Darkness Falls by Jessica Sorensen

Darkness Falls
By Jessica Sorensen
Release Date: 03/16/2012
Purchase: (BookDepository)


When the disease spread through the world, people had no choice but to go into hiding. The Colony is hidden deep underground, far away from the vampires—humans that were transformed by the disease. The vampires are hideous, starving, and they will kill any human they come across.Seventeen-year-old Kayla is a Bellator, a warrior that protects The Colony. In order to survive, there are three rules she must follow:Rule #1—Never go out after dark.Rule #2—Always carry a weapon.Rule #3—No matter what, never EVER get bitten.But what happens when the rules Kayla has always lived by can no longer apply? The Highers run The Colony and accept nothing less than perfection. One slip up can mean death. Kayla has always worked hard to follow the rules and strive for perfection. But during a moment of weakness, she lets her imperfections show. Her punishment is worse than death. She is chosen for The Gathering and is thrown out into a world full of starving vampires. No one has ever survived The Gathering, at least that’s what Kayla’s been told. But when she runs into a group who insist they were once part of The Gathering, Kayla discovers the Highers have been keeping secrets. Secrets that could lead to a cure.