Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Reading Level:Young Adult
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
First book in the Internment Chronicles
On the floating city of Internment, you can be anything you dream, unless you approach the edge. Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close can lead to madness, like her older brother Lex, a Jumper. She takes solace in her best friend Pen, and in Basil, the boy she’s engaged to marry. When she investigates the first murder in a generation, she meets Judas. The suspect was betrothed to the victim, but Morgan believes he is innocent. Nothing can prepare Morgan for the secrets she will find – or whom she will lose.
I've had my eye on this since I first heard about it. The cover and synopsis and me curious. I'm a huge fan of this author. My expectations were pretty far up there. Not to worry though, this met them easily!
This tells the story of Morgan. The most important rule in her city is to stay away from the edge. Morgan lives a pretty calm life until a murder happens. As she starts to investigate, she makes a new friend, and uncovers come secrets that are better left hidden.
I really enjoyed Morgan. I loved how mysterious and complex she was. I loved that she never stopped asking questions. I loved how sweet and caring she was. She was very true to herself. Basil was such an amazing addition to the story. I loved how loving and protective he was. He was also very strong. Both Renn and Judas made great secondary characters. This story had an amazing family aspect. Everyone really stuck together. I can't wait to learn more about all these characters.
The world building in this story is amazing. As is the plot. It was very mysterious and suspenseful. I really enjoyed the setting. The story was very fast paced. You had no idea what was coming next. I loved the variety of characters. This was a one sitting read for me. I really enjoyed it. I cannot wait for the sequel. If you're looking for something unique, I highly recommend checking this one out!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
|Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists|
This weeks topic is Top Ten Book Series I Want to Start. I almost didn't do this week because I didn't think I would be able to come up with anything. I don't have ten but I managed to come up with a few.
That's all I could come up with! Let me know in the comments if you guys have read any of the series or what you guys would pick.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Dutton Childrens
Second and final book in the Just One Day series
Just One Day. Just One Year. Just One Read.
Before you find out how their story ends, remember how it began....
When he opens his eyes, Willem doesn’t know where in the world he is—Prague or Dubrovnik or back in Amsterdam. All he knows is that he is once again alone, and that he needs to find a girl named Lulu. They shared one magical day in Paris, and something about that day—that girl—makes Willem wonder if they aren’t fated to be together. He travels all over the world, from Mexico to India, hoping to reconnect with her. But as months go by and Lulu remains elusive, Willem starts to question if the hand of fate is as strong as he’d thought. . . .
The romantic, emotional companion to Just One Day, this is a story of the choices we make and the accidents that happen—and the happiness we can find when the two intersect.
This review is really hard for me to write. My feelings for this book are very mixed. The story was amazing but it lacked the one thing I desperately wanted.
This tells the story of Willem. He's had an accident and was rushed to the hospital. He rushes back to the scene of that amazing day but it's too late. Now Willem hunts for Lulu but isn't having much luck.
One thing I really wanted from this story was to get to know Willem. We definitely got that! I loved getting to see so much of him and to get inside his head. He's a pretty complex character. He's had quite the adventure on his hunt for Lulu. I loved the variety of characters he stumbled upon. It made the story super fun.
When I started this story all I wanted was to see Willem and Allyson reunited. I really enjoyed Willem's adventure but I was impatient. I ended up a little disappointed. This story was filled with amazing aspects. But I just wanted them reunited. I almost feel like I missed out because I was desperate for them to be reunited. I definitely think I'll have to reread this in the future! I wish I hadn't gone into the story with that mindset. It ended up being my fault I didn't enjoy the story as much as possible. This story didn't lack much. It was an amazing sequel that I did enjoy. Don't let this mixed review push you away! This story is very much worth the read!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Balzer and Bray
First book in the Snow Like Ashes series
A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.
Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.
Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.
So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.
Talk about a debut novel. This story was killer impressive. It takes fantasy to a whole new level.
This tells the story of Meria. She's one of Winters last refugees. Raised to be a warrior, she's never been given the chance to prove it. When the opportunity arises, Meria is quick to take it.
Meria was an amazing main character. She had so much fight in her. Her strength was unbelievable. All she wanted was to prove herself and boy did she succeed. She had an amazing growth throughout the story. I cannot wait to see more of her. Mather and Theron were amazing secondary character. I can't wait to see more of them too.
This story had the best world building. I loved all the magic and the seasons. I loved the darker tint this had. I loved the good vs bad vibe. There was a perfect amount of action in a war setting. The storyline was totally unpredictable and addicting. This was definitely a one sitting read for me. I cannot wait to see where this author takes this story. If you're a fan of fantasy, this one if for you!
Monday, October 13, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
|Series Love is a meme we came up with. There are so many amazing book series out there. We love to share the love and help spread the word. If you want to play along all you have to do is pick a series. It doesn’t matter if it only has one book or a million, as long as you include the authors name and the covers of the books|
I thought it would be fun to do a contemporary edition this week. I've done this only one time before. So I'm gonna include the cover and a little bit about why I enjoyed them :)
This story is really just brilliant. David Levithan is an amazing author. This story wraps a difficult topic in with tons of life lessons and different things. And if you know the back story it makes it even better.
This was my first experience with this author. Boy, was I impressed. This story has my whole heart. I couldn't have enjoyed it more
I have seriously been gushing about this story. I can't help it. This story really wowed me. I loved it to pieces. This book alone has made me a huge fan of this author!
So that's it for me! I hope you guys enjoyed this weeks post. I hope you want to go pick up all these pretties now :)
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Reading Level: Young Adult
First book in the Just One Day series
Allyson Healey's life is exactly like her suitcase—packed, planned, ordered. Then on the last day of her three-week post-graduation European tour, she meets Willem. A free-spirited, roving actor, Willem is everything she’s not, and when he invites her to abandon her plans and come to Paris with him, Allyson says yes. This uncharacteristic decision leads to a day of risk and romance, liberation and intimacy: 24 hours that will transform Allyson’s life.
A book about love, heartbreak, travel, identity, and the “accidents” of fate, Just One Day shows us how sometimes in order to get found, you first have to get lost. . . and how often the people we are seeking are much closer than we know.
This is one of those books that makes you believe everything is possible. That you can do or be anything. That alone is the reason I loved it so much.
This tells the story of Allyson. She craves adventure. Willem gives her the adventure of a lifetime. But only for one day. As Allyson returns to reality, she wonders what really happened that day.
Allyson had a few moments where I didn't enjoy her. She liked to doubt things. Other than those few moments, I enjoyed her. I loved getting to see her grow. She was learning to fight for herself. She had an amazing sense of adventure. We only saw a little bit of Willem. I really can't wait to see more of him. He was quite the cutie!
This really had the most amazing storyline. I loved all the different places we got to see. I loved the life lessons. I loved how hard things were for Allyson. There is so much to be taken from this story. It's impossible to put from. Everything was incredibly well done. I of course had to start the sequel right after finishing this. That ending was killer! If you crave adventure, this one is for you!
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Little Brown
First book in The Legion series
Supernatural meets The Da Vinci Code in this action-packed paranormal thriller, the first book in a new series from New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia.
I never believed in ghosts. Until one tried to kill me.
When Kennedy Waters finds her mother dead, her world begins to unravel. She doesn’t know that paranormal forces in a much darker world are the ones pulling the strings. Not until identical twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart break into Kennedy’s room and destroy a dangerous spirit sent to kill her. The brothers reveal that her mother was part of an ancient secret society responsible for protecting the world from a vengeful demon — a society whose five members were all murdered on the same night.
Now Kennedy has to take her mother’s place in the Legion if she wants to uncover the truth and stay alive. Along with new Legion members Priest and Alara, the teens race to find the only weapon that might be able to destroy the demon — battling the deadly spirits he controls every step of the way.
Suspense, romance, and the paranormal meet in this chilling urban fantasy, the first book in a new series from Kami Garcia, bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures novels
The only word I can think of to describe this book is wow. That's all I can come up with. This was seriously one impressive read.
This tells the story of Kennedy. Her moms sudden death has brought on a million questions. Two boys suddenly show up with answers. If Kennedy is going to survive, she must take up her role in the Legion.
Kennedy had a few self doubt moments that got old. But other than that I really enjoyed her. I liked seeing her grow throughout the story. She can be pretty badass when she tries. Lukas and Jared were super cute. I personally fell a little harder for Jared. I've always been one for the tortured soul. Priest and Alara were pretty fantastic also. I loved how everyone had something different to contribute to the team. They all held their own very well. And they were a family which always nice to see.
This had an uber creepy storyline. I loved the ghostbusters feel. It was a super original concept. I loved all the action and different things going on. I didn't see half that stuff coming. I also loved that everything seemed to have a backstory. It made things more interesting. Those ghosts were pretty scary. I even had to take a few breaks to calm down! This was definitely a one sitting read for me. As soon as I finished I wanted more. I cannot wait to continue this series!
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
I love me some Victoria Scott, y'all. Fire and Flood was brilliant and as soon as I finished it I wanted the sequel. Even now I think the wait is too long. I miss Tella and guy and all the Pandora's. Okay maybe not all of them. Mainly just Maddox. I need this book.
Also, I know it's not finished, but isn't that cover gorgeous?