Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Dreamless by Josephine Angelini

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Dreamless (Starcrossed, #2)

Dreamless by Josephine Angelini
Publisher: Harper Teen
Expected Publication: May 29th, 2012
Pages: 400
Series: Starcrossed #2
Book Description:

As the only Scion that can enter Hades at will, Helen descends to the Underworld in search of a way to overcome the Furies and end the cycle of revenge that has cursed the Scions. But she’s running out of time. Each descent weakens her both in mind and spirit. A mysterious stranger might be her only salvation, but the price may be her love for Lucas Delos.

As an unforgettable love triangle emerges, Josephine Angelini’s compelling saga becomes ever more intricate and spellbinding. The eagerly awaited sequel to the internationally bestselling Starcrossed, Dreamless delivers with a huge emotional impact that will leave readers satisfied—and longing for more

From the description I can tell this is going to be an amazing book. I absolutely adored Starcrossed it was super cute and Greek Mythology fascinates me; I love learning more about the myths and the heroes. The big twist at the end killed me but I still can`t wait to read Dreamless. The second book in a series is usually sad and all angsty and it says there`s a love triangle so that`s going to annoy me but I'm sure Josephine can pull it off :). I just hope Helen and Lucas can find a way to be together in the end. With all the books coming out that month I can`t wait for May 2012!

-Marissa <3

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Review: Devoted by Hilary Duff

Devoted (Elixir, #2)

Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Second book in a series
. Since Sage was kidnapped, Clea has no way of knowing if he is alive or dead. And even though she has only just discovered they were soulmates, she feels like a part of her is lost forever. What’s worse, she can’t even turn to her best friend Ben—because every time she looks at him, all she sees is his betrayal.
But waiting for something to happen is not an option, so Clea is ready for action. Suffering through dreams of seeing Sage with another woman, she makes an uneasy alliance with Sage’s enemies and sets out to be reunited with this life or the next.

 Even though the whole reincarnation and always finding each other in each life but dying thing isn`t very original the plot of this book was different and liked that. The characters got really annoying sometimes and made some weird choices but I really liked the new characters and that it was from more than one perspective. I kind of wasn`t looking forward to reading this because I didn`t love the first one it had too much insta-love and the characters were annoying at times and sequels are almost always sad but I actually liked this book a lot more than I thought I would. I haven`t seen anything about a third one but with an ending like that I certainly hope there is one and its coming out soon!
4/5 stars

-Marissa <3

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)

Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
First in The Chemical Garden Trilogy

Obviously, something went terribly wrong. Genetic mutations have festered, reducing human longevity to twenty-five, even less for most women. To prevent extinction, young girls are kidnapped, mated in polygamous marriages with men eager to procreate. Sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery, a recent victim of this breeding farm mentality, has vowed to break loose from its fetters; but finding allies and a safe way out is a challenge she can only hope she will survive.


The world that this book is set in is like nothing I`ve read before in it men and women live sad, short lives and only live to their 20s before a virus kills them. Young girls are taken from their families and put in polygamous marriages to have children to try to find a cure and populate the dying world. I thought that the plot was amazing and original. I loved Rhine the main character and feel bad for Linden even thought he does have three wives and a baby with thirteen year old. Ew. Lauren DeStefano does a very good job making sure you hate the people you`re supposed to hate and feel sorry for the people you`re supposed to feel sorry for. And the mansion reminded me of The Secret Garden which I loved. It is a little graphic so be warned if you`re picky about that kind of stuff but I recommend you read this is you like dystopian genre or Sister Wives haha ;). I can`t wait for the sequel Fever to come out in February.
5/5 stars.

-Marissa <3

Tigers Curse series

Tiger's Curse (Tiger Series, #1)

The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year-old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world.
But that’s exactly what happened.
Face-to-face with dark forces, spell- binding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.
Tiger’s Curse is the exciting first volume in an epic fantasy-romance that will leave you breathless and yearning for more.
“. . . a sweet romance and heart-pounding adventure. I found myself cheering, squealing, and biting my nails — all within a few pages. In short, Tiger’s Curse is magical." -Becca Fitzpatrick, New York Times bestselling author of Hush, Hush

So this isn't really a review this is just me telling you how much I adore this series.The tigers curse series is one of the most amazing series's I've ever read.The storyline is like nothing I've ever read.I have fallen head over heels in love with the characters.One of the reasons I love these books so much is because there adorable.Ren and Kelsey are a match made in heaven.In tigers voyage Kelsey is having a hard time picking Ren or Kishan I however will always be team Ren.I am so in love with Ren that I made my parents buy me a life sized white tiger :).We have somewhat of a long wait for tigers destiny it is said to come out sometime in summer of 2012 .Overall if you haven't read this you should its like a fairytale.Colleen Houck is not shy of genius.

Jasmine <3

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Enthralled review

  Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions

I personally found this book fascinating and was looking forward to each new story. I knew this book was gonna be good just look at all the authors contributing. I liked how some of the stories had characters from said authors other books and some didn't. I loved all the stories so it's really hard to pick a favorite so I'm gonna do this a little weird. My favorite funny story was Jessica verday's and my favorite cute story was Melissa marr's :). There were I think six authors that I haven't read one of their books and I am most likely  gonna read them now because these authors have made me curious.I really enjoyed this book so I'm gonna give it 5/5 stars.

Reading level: Young Adult
Publisher:Harper Collins

-Jasmine :)
A journey may take hundreds of miles, or it may cover the distance between duty and desire.
Sixteen of today’s hottest writers of paranormal tales weave stories on a common theme of journeying. Authors such as Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, and Melissa Marr return to the beloved worlds of their bestselling series, while others, like Claudia Gray, Kami Garcia, and Margaret Stohl, create new land-scapes and characters. But whether they’re writing about vampires, faeries, angels, or other magical beings, each author explores the strength and resilience of the human heart.
Suspenseful, funny, or romantic, the stories in Enthralled will leave you moved.
From Goodreads.

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer review

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)

Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
First in a series

Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

There is.

She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.

She's wrong.

I had to put up the trailer I love it.


This is my first review so it probably won`t be the best.
The thing that originally drew me to this book was the cover; it’s gorgeous. And then I read the synopsis and I had to read it. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was nothing like I expected it would be. Believe me that short synopsis doesn`t do it justice. It was amazing! The plot was very original and like nothing I`ve ever read before. Noah was super hot and super sweet :) him and Mara were so cute. They were practically made for each other for reasons you won`t know unless you the book. And I highly recommend you do. I can`t wait to see what Michelle Hodkin comes comes up with next especially because it ends in a cliffhanger. 5/5 stars :)

Marissa <3

The Near Witch review

The Near Witch

The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children.
If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.
And there are no strangers in the town of Near.

These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life.
But when an actual stranger—a boy who seems to fade like smoke—appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.
The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. Still, he insists on helping Lexi search for them. Something tells her she can trust him.
As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know—about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.
Part fairy tale, part love story, Victoria Schwab’s debut novel is entirely original yet achingly familiar: a song you heard long ago, a whisper carried by the wind, and a dream you won’t soon forget.
Author: Vicotria Schwab
Reading level : Young Adult
Publisher : Hyperion
Stand alone

The storyline of this book was very different and exciting. I loved Cole he's absolutely adorable. Him and Lexi make a very cute pair. This book was more of a love story then I thought it would be which is always good. I loved all the stories from the past they keep it interesting and help tie up lose ends. This book is a stand alone which makes me sad cause I would love to learn more about near but I'm positive this author is working on another book which I'm sure I will love just as much. Overall this was a very good read and you should read it because I am sure you will enjoy.
5/5 Stars :)

Jasmine <3

Friday, November 18, 2011