Review: Spells by Aprilynne Pike

2010, Aprilynne Pike, Harper Teen, review, second in a series, young adult 0 Comments 15th May, 2012

Spells by Aprilynne PikePublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: May 4, 2010Source: PurchasedSeries: Wings #2 Summary from Goodreads:Six months have passed since Laurel saved the gateway to the faerie realm of Avalon. Now she must spend her summer there, honing her skills as a Fall faerie. But her human family and friends are still in mortal danger–and the gateway to Avalon is more compromised than ever.When it comes time to protect those she loves, will she depend on David, her human boyfriend, for help? Or will she turn to Tamani, the electrifying faerie with whom her connection is undeniable?  This was without… Read more »

Bout of Books 4.0 Starting Line + Goals

bout of books, readathon 11 Comments 14th May, 2012

It’s already that time! Bout of Books starts tomorrow, and I’ve decided what to read finally. I’m going to be continuing series I’ve already started but hadn’t gotten around to reading the sequels. If I finish all 7 books I’ve chosen, I’ll be able to finish two series, get caught up on one, and get halfway caught up on another. I should also mention that this will throw my May TBR out of whack, since none of these are books I planned on. But I’m also not in the mood for the books I planned on either so here we… Read more »

Book Haul – Books That I Bought This Week!

book haul, in my mailbox 7 Comments 12th May, 2012

This last week or two I’ve discovered that between all three of the bookstores in my area, including two in the next town 7 miles away, are getting much better about having newer releases available. This is awesome, but my wallet can’t handle it! Here’s what I bought, plus one book for review. for review Destined (Wings #4) by Aprilynne Pike Unsolicited, but thank you HarperCollins! bought Spells (Wings #2) by Aprilynne Pike Illusions (Wings #3) by Aprilynne Pike Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins Drink Slay Love by Sarah Beth Durst Wrecked by Anna Davies The Vicious Deep by Zoraida… Read more »

Review: Thumped by Megan McCafferty

2012, Balzer and Bray, Megan McCafferty, review, second in a series, young adult 1 Comment 11th May, 2012

Thumped by Megan McCaffertyPublisher: Balzer + BrayRelease date: April 24, 2012Source: PurchasedSeries: Bumped #2 It’s been thirty-five weeks since twin sisters Harmony and Melody went their separate ways. And now their story has become irresistible: twins separated at birth, each due to deliver twins…on the same day!Married to Ram and living in Goodside, Harmony spends her time trying to fit back into the community she once believed in. But she can’t forget about Jondoe, the guy she fell for under the strangest of circumstances.To her adoring fans, Melody has achieved everything: a major contract and a coupling with the hottest… Read more »

Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

2012, Katherine Tegen Books, review, second in a series, Veronica Roth, young adult 4 Comments 9th May, 2012

Insurgent by Veronica RothPublisher: Katherine Tegen BooksRelease date: May 1, 2012Source: PurchasedSeries: Divergent #2 One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of… Read more »

Cover Reveal: Asunder (Incarnate #2) by Jodi Meadows

cover reveal 2 Comments 8th May, 2012

Holy cow look at that stunning cover! It far surpasses Incarnate, which also had an amazing cover. I seriously loved Incarnate, so I cannot wait to read Asunder! Summary from Goodreads DARKSOULSAna has always been the only one. Asunder. Apart. But after Templedark, when many residents of Heart were lost forever, some hold Ana responsible for the darksouls–and the newsouls who may be born in their place. SHADOWSMany are afraid of Ana’s presence, a constant reminder of unstoppable changes and the unknown. When sylph begin behaving differently toward her and people turn violent, Ana must learn to stand up not… Read more »

Review: 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad

2012, Johan Harstad, Little Brown and Co, review, stand alone, young adult 2 Comments 2nd May, 2012

172 Hours on the Moon by Johan HarstadPublisher: Little, Brown Release date: April 17, 2012Source: Purchased It’s been decades since anyone set foot on the moon. Now three ordinary teenagers, the winners of NASA’s unprecedented, worldwide lottery, are about to become the first young people in space–and change their lives forever.Mia, from Norway, hopes this will be her punk band’s ticket to fame and fortune.Midori believes it’s her way out of her restrained life in Japan.Antoine, from France, just wants to get as far away from his ex-girlfriend as possible.It’s the opportunity of a lifetime, but little do the teenagers… Read more »

Review: Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

2012, review, Sarah Ockler, Simon Pulse, stand alone, young adult 1 Comment 29th April, 2012

Bittersweet by Sarah OcklerPublisher: Simon PulseRelease date: January 2012Source: PurchasedSeries: Standalone Once upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life, and knocked her dreams to the ground. Now she’s a girl who doesn’t believe in second chances… a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom’s diner and obsessing over what might have been. So when things start looking up and she has another shot at her dreams, Hudson is equal parts hopeful and terrified. Of course, this is also the moment a cute, sweet guy walks… Read more »

May 2012 TBR Pile

monthly tbr pile, readathon 2 Comments 29th April, 2012

 It’s already the fifth month of this year! Where has time gone? It’s just flying by at the speed of light. Anyways, this month is going to be an awesome month. So many great books are coming out, a couple of which I plan to read immediately, and others of which will probably wait a while. I don’t have money to buy all of them unfortunately. 🙁 But here is what I plan on reading this month! My last book of April is 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad, and I’ve decided to read Grave Mercy next because… Read more »

Books That I Bought This Week!

book haul, in my mailbox 13 Comments 26th April, 2012

Four of these I actually just bought tonight, and one last week. I went to the bookstore tonight to see if they had Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris, because I absolutely loved it so much when I read the ARC that I needed a finished copy on my shelf too. Well, I found Unraveling, as well as two other books that had just been released as well! Usually half the time I go to this particular bookstore looking for something specific I end up disappointed. But not this time! 172 Hours on The Moon by Johan Harstad The Immortal Rules by… Read more »