Monday, September 30, 2013

Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland Review

Nantucket Blue
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Source: Conference
Stand Alone
For Cricket Thompson, a summer like this one will change everything. A summer spent on Nantucket with her best friend, Jules Clayton, and the indomitable Clayton family. A summer when she’ll make the almost unattainable Jay Logan hers. A summer to surpass all dreams.
Some of this turns out to be true. Some of it doesn’t.
When Jules and her family suffer a devastating tragedy that forces the girls apart, Jules becomes a stranger whom Cricket wonders whether she ever really knew. And instead of lying on the beach working on her caramel-colored tan, Cricket is making beds and cleaning bathrooms to support herself in paradise for the summer.
But it’s the things Cricket hadn’t counted on--most of all, falling hard for someone who should be completely off-limits--that turn her dreams into an exhilarating, bittersweet reality.
A beautiful future is within her grasp, and Cricket must find the grace to embrace it. If she does, her life could be the perfect shade of Nantucket blue

This wasn't what I expected at all. I expected a light summer read. It was very summer but not so light. 

This tells the story of Cricket. She's always with the Crowleys, her best friends family. They invite her to spend the summer with them in Nantucket. Things change and Cricket is forced to live on her own in Nantucket working as a chamber maid. 

Cricket was a great main character. She really came into herself throughout the story. She has a great personality. I loved that she didn't let things effect her. I loved how determined she was. Jules didn't wow me but her brother did. He made an amazing addition to the story. His personality was amazing. This also had a fabulous set of secondary characters. They really made the story fun! 

I think the best part of this story is the setting. It wasn't too fast paced but I couldn't put it down. It was an easy read with some real life problems. The characters were fabulous and the storyline was great. If your in need for a nice summer read, this one is for you! 


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer Review

Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Feiwell and Friends
Source: Bought
Second book in the Lunar Chronicles series
The fates of Cinder and Scarlet collide as a Lunar threat spreads across the Earth...
Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive.
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

It's about time I read this. The amount of hype for this book is well deserved. It was amazing. I enjoyed it so much I can't decide which is my favorite Cinder or Scarlet. 

This is a creative twist on Red Riding Hood with a hint of Cinderella. Scarlet's grandma gas been kidnapped. Scarlet isn't going to stop until she knows why. Cinder is locked up while she figures out what to do next. 

I didn't enjoy Scarlet's character as much as Cinder but she was still great. I loved how strong she was. I liked that she didn't let anyone walk over her. Wolf was also a great character. I loved how complex he was. I also loved how good he tried to be. Another great character was Thorne. He made a very nice addition to the story. 

This has such a unique storyline. It was very action packed and fast paced. You had no idea where the story was going. The two characters stories tied together perfectly. Overall this blew my expectations out of the water. I can't wait to continue this amazing series. 


Friday, September 27, 2013

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey Review

The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Putnam
Source: Conference
First book the 5th wave series
The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey.
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.
Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

This book has a lot of hype. I had very high expectations since I had heard so many amazing things. It took me longer than it should have to get into this. It was an amazing read! It just took some getting used too. 

It's the dawn of the 5th wave. Cassie is on the run. She knows she's better off alone. Evan Walker becomes her knight in shinning amour. Cassie must decide wether or not to trust him and how to survive. 

I had some mixed feelings about Cassie. Sometimes I really liked her but she had some really annoying moments. When she was on her own she was very strong and determined. Once she got with Evan she lost some of that. She started off great lost a little bit then gained some of it back by the end of the book. I really enjoyed Evan. I did wish we had gotten to know him a little more. I also loved Zombie, Ringer, and Nugget. Even though we didn't see much of them they were my favorite. 

I really had some trouble getting into this story. The first half was hard to get through. Once the story got going I loved it. It was insanely unique. There was lots of action and suspense. It was a little hard to keep up with because there was so much going on. I loved the way the two stories tied together. I also loved that I couldn't predict the storyline. Overall I thought this was a great read. I can't wait to see where the story goes.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Vengeance by Megan Miranda

****"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill at the Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.****
My pick this week is:

Vengeance by Megan Miranda
Expected publication: February 13th 2014 by Bloomsbury Childrens
Nobody really believes in a curse. Until you know the people who disappear. Too much coincidence, you look for reason. Too much death, you grasp for something to blame. Carson pulled Delaney out and he died on the side of the road with her mouth pressed to his. Her air in his body. Troy. She told the cops it was suicide. Didn't matter. The lake released her and grabbed another. But when Decker's father dies in a pool of spilled water on their kitchen floor, all Decker can feel is a slow burning rage. Because he knows that Delaney knew that his dad was going to die. She knew and backed out of his house and never said a word. Falcon Lake still has a hold on them both, and Decker can't forgive Delaney until he knows why.

Fracture was honestly far too short. It was absolutely amazing. since reading I've been dying for more! It's finally here and I cannot wait!


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (32)

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!


Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of us will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All that's asked is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.
This weeks topic is Top Ten Best Sequels Ever. This is probably going to be mostly older reads. I haven't been reading many sequels recently!
  1. The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.
  2. Insurgent by Veronica Roth.
  3. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi.
  4. Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi.
  5. Onyx by Jennifer Armentrout
  6. Entice by Jessica Shirvington.
  7. Prodigy by Marie Lu.
  8. The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson.
  9. A Million Suns by Beth Revis.
  10. Fire and Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Waiting on the Sidelines by Ginger Scott Review

Waiting on the Sidelines
Reading Level: Young Adult
Self Published
Source: Author
Stand Alone
*This was gifted to me by author for review*
Nolan Lennox had things figured out. Named after a baseball legend, she enjoyed being the Tomboy, her closet filled with her brother’s hand-me-downs, cut-off jeans and soccer shorts. But when her first trip to high school results in a broken heart from the first boy to ever make her heart flutter and cruel words from an older girl she once thought a family friend, Nolan starts to question the very person she thought she was and wonders if her humble upbringing can compete with the afforded luxuries of her privileged peers.
Throughout the next four years, Nolan struggles to maintain herself throughout her path of discovery, learning just how cruel teenagers can be through the pressures of underage drinking, sexuality and class. And despite how life seems to continue to work against her, she still manages to listen to her heart, falling deeper and deeper for the guy the entire town adores, even if he only sees her as a friend. Can Nolan strike a compromise between her own integrity and the boy she loves? And can she make him notice her before it’s too late?
Reed Johnson came to Coolidge High School with a lot of fanfare. The son of a hometown football legend and the brother of a local football hero, Reed wore all the pressures of carrying a town without hope into the spotlight. Thankfully, he had the talent to back it up. But when he meets a girl who makes him think twice about exactly what being a hero means, he starts to wonder if following in his brother’s footsteps might be all wrong.
Nolan Lennox was everything that was opposite of expected. She didn’t flirt, she didn’t drink and she didn’t sleep around. Nothing about her was easy, but something about her made Reed want to try harder. Though she didn’t look the part, she seemed to be spending a lot of time in Reed’s thoughts, and he wondered if she could be the one who made it all worthwhile. But could Reed handle letting her down? And would breaking her heart break him beyond repair?
Waiting on the Sidelines explores young love to its fullest, exposing how real young heartbreak and passion is and how important it is to discover yourself and hold onto your own identity. The story follows two young characters as they deal with mature situations, including the prevalence of bullying and promiscuity in today’s high school setting. Ultimately, Waiting on the Sidelines is a story of hope, honesty and those powerful, first true loves—the ones worth holding onto at any cost.

I was very impressed by this story. It really surprised me. It's been quite some time since I've read such a relatable contemporary. 

In this coming of age love story. This tells the story of Nolan. She's always been a bit of a tomboy. As she starts her first year of high school, she grows into herself and figures out who she wants to be. 

I loved Nolan. I loved how true she was to herself. She was very comfortable with herself. She was pretty strong. I loved seeing her stand up for herself. Even though she was strong she also let herself deal with her emotions. Reed was an amazing character as well. I loved seeing him change and grow throughout the story. I loved how complex both Reed and Nolan were. They didn't have a perfect relationship. They had their issues but always worked it out. That's one of the reasons it seemed so real. This had a awesome set of secondary characters. I loved how much they cared for Nolan and Reed. 

I think one of the reasons I enjoyed this story so much was because I could relate to it. It's a story about high school and your first love. It was terribly fast paced. I was really into it though so I never got bored. I liked that it was a coming of age story not focused on only the physical side of it. I loved all the parties and the sports. Overall I thought this was such a good read. I enjoyed it much more than I expected too!


Friday, September 20, 2013

August Monthly Wrap Up

We finally have a wrap up for August for you guys. I know, I know it's already over halfway through September. Sorry it took so long! Marissa's video didn't want to upload and then she was lazy and took forever to film another one. Marissa is the one writing this so it's okay for me to say things like that.

Anyways, onto the videos!

No, we didn't plan that. Sorry again for the wait! See you (very) soon for another wrap up.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano

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

My pick this week is:

Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles, #1)
Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano
Expected release date: October 1st, 2013
from Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers

On Internment, the floating island in the clouds where 16-year-old Morgan Stockhour lives, getting too close to the edge can lead to madness. Even though Morgan's older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. She tries her best not to mind that her life is orderly and boring, and if she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in best friend Pen and her betrothed, Basil.

Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially when she meets Judas. He is the boy being blamed for the murder — betrothed to the victim — but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find — or who she will lose.
One of the best things in this authors Chemical Garden trilogy (which I absolutely loved) was the gorgeous writing style. I'm really excited to see her use it in a different story. Plus an island in the clouds? Who doesn't want to read about a that?

That's what I'm waiting on this week! What about you? Let me know in the comments! 


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (31)

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!


Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of us will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All that's asked is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.


This weeks topic is Top Ten Books On My Fall 2013 TBR List. For me this is going to be a mix of books coming out this fall that I'm going to be reading as soon as I get them and books that I own and want to get to. Here we go!
  1. The House of Hades by Rick Riordan-Do I even need to explain this one? I remember when MoA came out last year and everyone I know (and I mean everyone) was freaking out about the ending and how far away this book was. Now it's so close. I don't know if I'm ready. OMGODS guys it's only three weeks away help akshdglksh
  2. Allegiant by Veronica Roth-I doubt there's many fall TBRs that don't have this on it. I feel like I've been waiting forever and a day for this book to finally be out. And the announcement that it was going to be dual POV only made it worse. I can't wait for it to be out so we can all mourn the series together.
  3. Champion by Marie Lu-The ending of Prodigy. That's all I'm going to say. 
  4. Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout-I very much love this series. I'm going to be very sad to see it end but I'm excited to see how she ends it. 
  5. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner-Have you seen the cover? I mean how could I not want to read that?! I've been in sci-fi book withdrawals since I finished the Across the Universe series and I'm hoping this will be my perfect fix. It's on my TBR for this month so hopefully I get to read it soon.
  6. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater-Are you tired of hearing about her yet? Too bad. I finally read The Raven Boys over the summer and I absolutely loved it. It was the perfect first book that made me super excited for the rest of the series.
  7. Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano-Another series from the author of the Chemical Gardens trilogy? A city in the clouds? A gorgeous cover? I'm sold.
  8. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey-I need to jump on this bandwagon and finally see what all the hype is about.
  9. Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger-This book has been on my radar for a while and now I finally have it.
  10. Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick-I can't even remember when this book came out, but I know I should have read it by now. I have no excuses. I'm hoping to reread the series first though so I have to get those out of the way.
So there's my top ten! What is yours? Are any (or a lot) of ours the same? Put your links in the comments and let me know!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Game by Barry Lyga Review

Game (Jasper Dent, #2)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Little Brown
Source: Conference
Second book in the Jasper Dent series
Hunt Killers introduced the world to Jasper (Jazz) Dent, the son of the world's most infamous serial killer.
When a desperate New York City detective comes knocking on Jazz's door asking for help with a new case, Jazz can't say no. The Hat-Dog Killer has the Big Apple--and its police force running scared with no leads. So Jazz and his girlfriend Connie hop on a plane to the big city and get swept up in a killer's murderous game.
Meanwhile, Jazz's dad Billy is watching...and waiting.

Talk about a killer game. This book is honestly going to give me nightmares. If it wasn't absolutely amazing I would have wimped out and not read it. 

Jazz knows things have only begun. His dad is on the loose and quite unstoppable. Lets just say his first New York experience isn't so great. 

If Jazz hasn't been raised by a serial killer I would want him for myself. He's a fantastically amazing and complex character. He may be a little messed up in the head but it works for him. He's so determined. Nothing ever gets in his way. He's also a pretty caring guy at times. I was really happy Connie and Howie played such big times. They make a great team. I liked getting the New York side and the Nod side. Let me just say that killer is one scary guy. Even though it was a tad confusing and gruesome I was glad we got his perspective too.

This was beyond fast paced. We didn't have one fast story, we had two wrapped into one. We got to see every side of the mystery. This book is huge and I had so much trouble putting it down. Even though it had a lot going on I didn't get confused. I loved all the twists and turns. It was quite gruesome at times and that did throw me off a little. But it was expected so its okay. Overall this was an amazing sequel. If your up for the game, I highly recommend!



Thursday, September 12, 2013

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake Review

Antigoddess (Goddess War, #1)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Tor Teen
Source: Conference
First book in the Goddess War series
The Goddess War begins in Antigoddess, the first installment of the new series by acclaimed author of Anna Dressed in Blood, Kendare Blake.
Old Gods never die…
Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health.
Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra—an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god.
These days, Cassandra doesn’t involve herself in the business of gods—in fact, she doesn’t even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning.
Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don’t just flicker out.
Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath.
The Goddess War is about to begin.

Is there even words for this book? The only one I can think of is amazing. I've never read something quite like this. 

This is a story about the gods. Athena and Hermes are painfully dying. They are determined to find a way to survive. Cassandra hasn't ever been a normal girl. She's reawakened and discovers her life isn't what she thought. 

I absolutely adored all the characters. I loved the darker side of Athena. Hermes was very sweet. I loved that they had their godly qualities but seemed very human as well. I also loved how much they worried and cared for each other. I didn't enjoy Cassandra as much as I liked Athena. There wasn't anything wrong with her she just didn't wow me like the others. Now Apollo, has my whole heart. He was easily my favorite character for many reasons. I'm definitely dying to see where these characters go next. 

I think it's safe to say this has an epic storyline. It combined the godly world and the average human world perfectly. It was insanely fast paced and action packed. You had no idea where the story was going. I loved all the Greek aspects. I even learned some new stuff. This is definitely a darker read. Overall this has made my expectations for this series through the roof. The wait for the sequel will kill me slowly. If you haven't read this one, I highly recommend! 


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Waiting on Wedesday: Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

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

My pick this week is:
Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3)
Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
Expected publication: January 28th 2014 by HarperCollins
The earth-shattering conclusion to Veronica Rossi's "masterpiece" Under the Never Sky trilogy and sequel to the New York Times bestselling Through the Ever Night (
Their love and their leadership have been tested. Now it's time for Perry and Aria to unite the Dwellers and the Outsiders in one last desperate attempt to bring balance to their world.
The race to the Still Blue has reached a stalemate. Aria and Perry are determined to find this last safe-haven from the Aether storms before Sable and Hess do-and they are just as determined to stay together.
Meanwhile, time is running out to rescue Cinder, who was abducted by Hess and Sable for his unique abilities. And when Roar returns to camp, he is so furious with Perry that he won't even look at him, and Perry begins to feel like they have already lost.
Out of options, Perry and Aria assemble a team to mount an impossible rescue mission-because Cinder isn't just the key to unlocking the Still Blue and their only hope for survival, he's also their friend. And in a dying world, the bonds between people are what matter most.
In this final book in her stunning Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi raises the stakes to their absolute limit and brings her epic love story to an unforgettable close.

This series is seriously so amazing. The characters are fabulous and the world is fantastic. The second book left me dying for more. This looks like its going to end the series perfectly. I really can't wait! if you haven't checked out this series, you need too. Then we can wait together!


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (30)

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!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of us will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All that's asked is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.
This weeks topic is Top Ten Books I Would Love To See As A Movie. Now movies can really be a hit or miss when it comes to books. I would love to see these books made into movies as long as their done properly.
  1. Tigers Curse by Colleen Houck. You all know this is one of my most favorite series. I really do think it would make an amazing movie.
  2. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvator. This has had talks about becoming a movie but hasn't gotten there quite yet.
  3. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. I don't think there has ever been a murder mystery movie based around a teen. Don't y'all think that would be the best movie?
  4. Fracture by Megan Miranda. This would be such a cool movie and its the perfect length.
  5. Delirium by Lauren Oliver. This had talks of becoming a TV show. I always thought it would be a better movie.
  6. Mind Games by Kiersten White. This is a recent read from me. I think the concept is perfect for a movie.
  7. Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike. I honestly would just love to see these characters on the big screen.
  8. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. This has the storyline and the characters to make a perfect movie.
  9. Firelight by Sophie Jordan. I think we need more movies like this book.
  10. Across the Universe by Beth Revis. Who doesn't want more space movies?
That's it for me! Let me know if you guys agree with any of my picks or what you would pick!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sweet Legacy by Tera Lynn Childs Review

Sweet Legacy (Medusa Girls, #3)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Katherine Tegen
Source: Conference
Third and final book in the Medusa Girls series 
 The stunning conclusion of Tera Lynn Childs's Greek mythology–based Sweet Venom trilogy is perfect for teen fans of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series.
The girls cannot hesitate as they seek the location of the lost door between the realms, even as monsters and the gods of Olympus descend on San Francisco in battle-ready droves.
Greer must use her second sight to step up and prevent anything from stopping her sisters' mission, even though a god is playing with her mind. Grace wants to trust her adopted brother, Thane; but will his secret put the girls in even more danger? And Gretchen has trained her sisters to stop the monsters, but her role as a huntress comes with more responsibility than she ever imagined.What will the girls' immortal legacy be? Three teenage descendants of Medusa must unite to restore balance to the world in this action-packed series with plenty of romance.


I don't know if I can even form words. This was the most amazing ending. It was perfect. It might even be my favorite out of the series. 

This concludes the story of Grace, Greer, and Gretchen. Together they must find answers and stop and incoming war. With their boys in tow, they find some surprising allies and solve some pretty big mysteries. 

The girls were so fabulous I couldn't even pick a favorite. I loved how they stuck together. I loved that they each had one unique aspect to them. Even though they work best together, they can still handle things on their own. They might be triplets but their each their own person with a unique personality. I loved the boys so much. They too were all different. They each had their role in the story. They were insanely adorable. I'm gonna miss these characters so very much. 

This had the most epic storyline. Once it got going it never slowed down. I loved that we got to see all the gods and monsters. I loved the we got to know more about the girls and their backstory. We got to learn a little about the world they were living in as well. There was an insane amount of action. You couldn't predict the story at all. Everything was so well done. I couldn't have imagined it better. I'm so sad to see this series end. But, it really went out with a bang. If you haven't checked out this series, I highly recommend.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Infinite by Jodi Meadows

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

My pick this week is:

Infinite (Newsoul, #3)
Infinite by Jodi Meadows
Expected release date: January 28th, 2014
from Katherine Tegen

The Year of Souls begins with an earthquake—an alarming rumble from deep within the earth—and it’s only the first of greater dangers to come. The Range caldera is preparing to erupt. Ana knows that as Soul Night approaches, everything near Heart will be at risk.

Ana’s exile is frightening, but it may also be fortuitous, especially if she can convince her friends to flee Heart and Range with her. They’ll go north, seeking answers and allies to stop Janan’s ascension. And with any luck, the newsouls will be safe from harm’s reach.

The oldsouls might have forgotten the choice they made to give themselves limitless lifetimes, but Ana knows the true cost of reincarnation. What she doesn’t know is whether she’ll have the chance to finish this one sweet life with Sam, especially if she returns to Heart to stop Janan once and for all.

With gorgeous romance and thrilling action, the final book in the Incarnate trilogy offers a brilliant conclusion to the compelling questions of this fascinating world, where one new girl is the key to the lives of millions.

I love this series. Incarnate was amazing and Asunder was even better-which is rare for most trilogies. So of course I can't wait for the last one. Even though I'm sad it's the last one.

And can we just take a moment to appreciate how gorgeous this cover is? This series has some of the best covers out there.


Monday, September 2, 2013

The Neptune Project by Polly Holyoke Review

The Neptune Project (The Neptune Project, #1)
Reading Level: Middle Grade
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Source: Author
First book in a possible series
*This was gifted to me by author for review*
With her weak eyes and useless lungs that often leave her gasping for air, Nere feels more at home swimming with the dolphins her mother studies than she does hanging out with her classmates. Nere has never understood why she is so much more comfortable and confident in the water than on land until the day she learns the shocking truth—she is one of a group of kids who have been genetically altered to survive in the ocean. These products of the "Neptune Project" are supposed to build a better future under the waves, safe from the terrible famines and wars and that rock the surface world.
But there are some big challenges ahead of her: no one ever asked Nere if she wanted to be part of a science experiment; the other Neptune kids aren't exactly the friendliest bunch, and in order to reach the safe haven of the new Neptune colony, Nere and her fellow mutates must swim across hundreds of miles of dangerous ocean, relying on their wits, their loyal dolphins and one another to evade terrifying undersea creatures and a government that will stop at nothing to capture the Neptune kids ... dead or alive.
Fierce battle and daring escapes abound as Nere and her friend race to safety in this action-packed marine adventure.

I really haven't read a book like this before. It's not a mermaid book. Yes, it's about kids living under water. But there's a science to it that I found very interesting. 

This tells the story of Nere. She's never really fit in. But she didn't understand why. Until the day everything changed. Now she's among people like her and must make the journey through the sea to survive.

This features a lot of characters. They were all fabulous. Nere is our main story teller. I loved her. She was so caring but still very strong. She was a great leader while still being fair. It did take me awhile to get used to her voice though. I loved the dolphins but I couldn't understand the way they spoke. It was a little confusing. I can't wait to see more of all the characters. 

This story had two super cool aspects to it. One, it was very scientific so we learned a lot. Two, the world building was amazing. I loved all the sea creatures and ship wrecks. It was so unique. The story was pretty fast paced. I had trouble putting it down. Overall I thought this was fantastic. It was incredibly well done. I cannot wait to continue this series!