30 October 2013


Waiting on Wednesday #46 - The Promise of Amazing

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating

29 October 2013


{Review} The Iron Traitor - Julie Kagawa

The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa
Series: Call of the Forgotten #2
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: Oct 29 / 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
In the real world, when you vanish into thin air for a week, people tend to notice.
After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as "normal" as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for-his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he's forbidden to see her again.
But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, "normal" simply isn't to be. For Ethan's nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of doing something unthinkable in the name of saving his own love. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever, and give rise to the dangerous fey known as the Forgotten. As Ethan's and Keirran's fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan's next choice may decide the fate of them all.

28 October 2013


{Weekly Craving} Oct 2013 #4

Weekly Craving is a feature where I list all the newly released books on my TBR

24 October 2013


{Anime Review} Blood Lad

Blood Lad
Genre: Comedy, Supernatural
Adaptation: Manga
Aired: Jul 8 / 2013 - Sept 9 / 2013
Staz is the vampire boss of a section of the demon world, but he has little interest in human blood. He's more infatuated with Japanese culture. When he learns that Yanagi Fuyumi, a Japanese teenage girl, accidentally wanders into the demon city, he jumps to the occasion. However, while Staz deals with an intruder on his turf, the oblivious Fuyumi is killed by a monster and becomes a wandering ghost. The disappointed Staz vows to her that he will find a way to bring Fuyumi back to life.

23 October 2013


Waiting on Wednesday #45 - Crash into You

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating

22 October 2013


{Review} Belladonna - Fiona Paul

Belladonna by Fiona Paul
Series: Secrets of the Eternal Rose #2
Release Date: Jul 16 / 2013
Publisher: Philomel
In Renaissance Italy, love, lust, intrigue and secret societies converge to stunning results!
In the second in the stunning Secrets of the Eternal Rose series, Cassandra Caravello is trying to forget Falco, the wild artist who ran off with her heart, as she grows closer to her strong, steady fiancé, Luca. But Luca seems to have his own secrets. When he’s arrested by soldiers in the middle of the night, Cass’s life is once again thrown into chaos. She must save Luca, and that means finding the Book of the Eternal Rose—the only evidence that will prove he’s innocent.
So begins her journey to Florence, a city haunted by whispers of vampirism, secret soirees and clandestine meetings of the Order of the Eternal Rose. And home to Falco, who is working for the Order’s eerily stunning leader, the Belladonna herself.
Can Cass trust her heart to lead her to the truth this time?
Nothing is as it seems in this seductive thriller, where the truth may be the deadliest poison of all.

21 October 2013


{Weekly Craving} Oct 2013 #3

Weekly Craving is a feature where I show all the new releases on my TBR

18 October 2013


{Review} How to Love - Katie Cotugno

How to Love by Katie Cotugno
Genre: YA Contemporary
Release Date: Oct 1 / 2013
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Before: Reena Montero has loved Sawyer LeGrande for as long as she can remember: as natural as breathing, as endless as time. But he’s never seemed to notice that Reena even exists…until one day, impossibly, he does. Reena and Sawyer fall in messy, complicated love. But then Sawyer disappears from their humid Florida town without a word, leaving a devastated—and pregnant—Reena behind.
After: Almost three years have passed, and there’s a new love in Reena’s life: her daughter, Hannah. Reena’s gotten used to being without Sawyer, and she’s finally getting the hang of this strange, unexpected life. But just as swiftly and suddenly as he disappeared, Sawyer turns up again. Reena doesn’t want anything to do with him, though she’d be lying if she said Sawyer’s being back wasn’t stirring something in her. After everything that’s happened, can Reena really let herself love Sawyer LeGrande again?
In this breathtaking debut, Katie Cotugno weaves together the story of one couple falling in love—twice.

17 October 2013


{Anime Season Preview} Fall 2013

Hello, everyone! It's time for another anime season preview! I haven't been reading a lot lately and anime is probably why. It's been taking a lot of free time. After all the homework, I just want to rest and watch some TV / anime! I've already watched the first episode of all the ones I've picked out. I've DNFed some from the start. Anyways, here are the ones that are left:

16 October 2013


Waiting on Wednesday #44 - Racing Savannah

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating

15 October 2013


{Text Chat} Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell

This is a feature where Kaity and Ariella discuss books in text chats.
It always includes major spoilers and a bunch of swearing unless otherwise stated.

Today's books is:

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Genre: YA Contemporary
Release Date: Feb 26 / 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, ELEANOR AND PARK is the story of two star-crossed misfits – smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love – and just how hard it pulled you under.

10 October 2013


{Review} Sky Jumpers - Peggy Eddleman

Sky Jumpers by Peggy Eddleman
Genre: MG Dystopia
Release Date: Sept 24 / 2013
Publisher: Random House
What happens when you can’t do the one thing that matters most?
12-year-old Hope lives in White Rock, a town struggling to recover from the green bombs of World War III. The bombs destroyed almost everything that came before, so the skill that matters most in White Rock—sometimes it feels like the only thing that matters—is the ability to invent so that the world can regain some of what it’s lost.
But Hope is terrible at inventing and would much rather sneak off to cliff dive into the Bomb’s Breath—the deadly band of air that covers the crater the town lives in—than fail at yet another invention.
When bandits discover that White Rock has invented priceless antibiotics, they invade. The town must choose whether to hand over the medicine and die from disease in the coming months or to die fighting the bandits now. Hope and her friends, Aaren and Brock, might be the only ones who can escape through the Bomb’s Breath and make the dangerous trek over the snow-covered mountain to get help.
For once, inventing isn’t the answer, but the daring and risk-taking that usually gets Hope into trouble might just save them all.

09 October 2013


Waiting on Wednesday #43 - Pawn

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating

07 October 2013


{Weekly Craving} Oct 2013 #2

Weekly Craving is a feature where I show you all the new releases on my TBR

04 October 2013


{Review} Exile - Shannon Messenger

Exile by Shannon Messenger
Series: Keepers of the Lost Cities #2
Genre: MG Fantasy
Release Date: Oct 1 / 2013
Publisher: Aladdin
Sophie Foster thought she was safe. Settled into her home at Havenfield, surrounded by friends, and using her unique telepathic abilities to train Silveny--the first female alicorn ever seen in the Lost Cities--her life finally seems to be coming together.
But Sophie's kidnappers are still out there. And when Sophie discovers new messages and clues from the mysterious Black Swan group, she’s forced to take a terrifying risk—one that puts everyone in incredible danger.
As long buried secrets rise to the surface, it’s once again up to Sophie to uncover hidden memories—before someone close to her is lost forever.
In this second book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must journey to the darkest corners of her luminous world in a sequel that will leave you breathless for more.

03 October 2013


{Blog Tour} {Review} My Ex From Hell - Tellulah Darling

My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling
Series: The Blooming Goddess #1
Genre: YA Mythology
Release Date: Apr 1 / 2013
Publisher: Te Da Media
Sixteen-year-old Sophie Bloom wishes she’d been taught the following:
a) Bad boy’s presence (TrOuBlE) + teen girl’s brain (DraMa) = TrAuMa (Highly unstable and very volatile.)
b) The Genus Greekulum Godissimus is notable for three traits: 1) awesome abilities, 2) grudges, and 3) hook-ups, break-ups, and in-fighting that puts cable to shame.
Prior to the Halloween dance, Sophie figures her worst problems involve adolescent theatrics, bitchy teen yoga girls, and being on probation at her boarding school for mouthy behaviour. Then she meets bad boy Kai and gets the kiss that rocks her world.
This breath stealing lip lock reawakens Sophie’s true identity: Persephone, Goddess of Spring. She’s key to saving humanity in the war between the Underworld and Olympus, target numero uno of Hades and Zeus, and totally screwed.
Plus there’s also the little issue that Sophie’s last memory as Persephone was just before someone tried to murder her.
Big picture: master her powers, get her memories back, defeat Persephone’s would be assassin, and save the world. Also, sneak into the Underworld to retrieve stolen property, battle the minions of Hades and Zeus, outwit psycho nymphs, slay a dragon, rescue a classmate, keep from getting her butt expelled from the one place designed to keep her safe...
… and stop kissing Kai, Prince of the Underworld.
My Ex From Hell is a YA romantic comedy/Greek mythology smackdown. Love meets comedy with a whole lot of sass in book one of this teen fantasy romance series. Compared to Kai and Sophie, Romeo and Juliet had it easy.

This review is for a blog tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.

02 October 2013


Waiting on Wednesday #42 - Curtsies & Conspiracies

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating

01 October 2013


{Monthly Craving} Oct 2013 #1

Weekly Craving is a feature where I show you what's newly released on my TBR