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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #15: Unremembered by Jessica Brody

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

This “Waiting on Wednesday” post is about:

Unremembered by Jessica Brody

Publication date: March 5, 2013

Unremembered (Unremembered, #1)

 Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)


The only thing worse than forgetting her past... is remembering it.

When Freedom Airlines flight 121 went down over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find survivors. Which is why the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage—alive—is making headlines across the globe.

Even more strange is that her body is miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of boarding the plane. She has no memories of her life before the crash. She has no memories period. No one knows how she survived. No one knows why she wasn’t on the passenger manifest. And no one can explain why her DNA and fingerprints can’t be found in a single database in the world.

Crippled by a world she doesn’t know, plagued by abilities she doesn’t understand, and haunted by a looming threat she can’t remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past and discover who she really is. But with every clue only comes more questions. And she’s running out of time to answer them.

Her only hope is a strangely alluring boy who claims to know her from before the crash. Who claims they were in love. But can she really trust him? And will he be able to protect her from the people who have been making her forget?

From popular young adult author, Jessica Brody comes a mesmerizing and suspenseful new series, set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten.

What's it doing on my WoW?

It. Sounds. AWESOME! I know this book is going to be great, I know it. It is all mysterious and intriguing. I cannot wait. I recently met Jessica Brody…the woman is LOVELY! She is just wonderful and now I have to go buy all of her books! Yay! Seriously, Jessica Brody is the best! Anywho, I wanted to read Unremembered  before I met the awesome Jessica Brody, but now I am even more excited about it! Ahhhh! Seriously, it is one of those books I am seriously crushing on. I gots it bad for this one!

What book(s) are you crushing on?
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Trailer Reveal for OPAL by Jennifer L. Armentrout!

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Available in both print and digital version on December 18, 2012
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USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia. All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true. Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion).Jennifer also writes adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #14: Extracted by Sherry D. Ficklin and Tyler H. Jolley

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

This “Waiting on Wednesday” post is about:

Extracted: The Lost Imperials (Book One)
by Sherry D. Ficklin and Tyler H. Jolley

Publication date: November 13, 2013

Extracted_cover_120  Extracted


Welcome to the war.

The Tesla Institute is a premier academy that trains young time travelers called Rifters. Created by Nicola Tesla, the Institute seeks special individuals who can help preserve the time stream against those who try to alter it.

The Hollows is a rogue band of Rifters who tear through time with little care for the consequences. Armed with their own group of lost teens--their only desire to find Tesla and put an end to his corruption of the time stream.

Torn between them are Lex and Ember, two Rifters with no memories of their life before joining the time war.

When Lex’s girlfriend dies during a mission, the only way he can save her is to retrieve the Dox, a piece of tech which allows Rifters to re-enter their own timeline without collapsing the time stream. But the Dox is hidden deep within the Telsa Institute, which means Lex must go into the enemy camp. It’s there he meets Ember, and the past that was stolen from them both comes flooding back.

Now armed with the truth of who they are, Lex and Ember must work together to save the future before the battle for time destroys them both…again.

What's it doing on my WoW?

I found this book last Thursday while I was visiting one of the awesomest blogs EVER: Readers Live A Thousand Lives. I was minding my own business and then suddenly there it was, the cover reveal! And I was instantly smitten. Let’s face it, we are all suckers for beautiful cover and this cover is gorgeous! However, to prove that I am not shallow I must say that I am also intrigued by synopsis. The idea sounds original, mysterious, and action-packed! I cannot wait! I have a long wait for this book, but I don’t think my excitement will diminish. Every time I look at the cover I get all giddy! I want this book!!!

What book(s) are you all giddy for?
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

      Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)


Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home. As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near - misses end with the French kiss Anna - and readers - have long awaited?

Stephanie Perkins

Meet the Author:

Author of Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door. They have funny bits and kissing, so you should totally read them. If you're into that sort of thing. The final companion is called Isla and the Happily Ever After, and it will be released in 2013.

She has two additional YA novels that will also be published by Dutton—a teen slasher in 2014 and a yet-to-be-named project in 2015.

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My Review: 

I picked up this book because John Green recommended it in one of his vlogs and I was in the mood for a cute contemporary romance. I read it and I enjoyed it. When I think about it I let out a satisfied sigh.

This book is cute. Some people may not like that, but to be honest I sometimes feel the need to read about a cute love story, specifically one that does not make me gag. I am happy to say that not once did I gag while reading this book. Be warned, this is one of those pretty-rich-kids-with-problems type of story, but in a non-annoying way. There is also some melodrama, but hey this book is about teenagers, drama happens. Anna and the French Kiss is an enjoyable read. It is not at all intense, so it is one of those books that you read when you feel like relaxing. I recommend using this book as a follow up to one of those really intense, heart-wrenching books, you know the kind I am talking about.

The good thing about this book is that since it is solely focused on the romance there is NO awkward insta love. The characters in question are obviously attracted to each other fairly early on, but we get to see their relationship develop. I really liked that. I was utterly convince of their attachment to one another, and yes I can get rather cynical when it comes to romance and whatnot. I sometimes worry that I can be too harsh…well I am proud to say that while I read this book I didn’t roll my eyes, I swear, not once! I really did sit down and just plain enjoyed this book. It’s been a while since I read a pure romance novel and I will not hesitate to try another one soon.

I must mention that I like the writing. When an author sets out to write a novel solely focused on romance, that author is taking a risk. It is very easy to sound cheesy and cliché, but fortunately, I think Stephanie Perkins did a wonderful job of writing a lovely, fun, and realistic contemporary young adult romance novel. It is well done, bravo Miss Perkins, bravo. One of my favorite things about this book is the fact that Anna’s dad writes sappy, unrealistic romance novels that rely too heavily on the fact that at least one of the characters has a terminal disease. I thought that was funny and a bit meta…if you read the book you will know what I mean. 

All in all, this is one of those cute, light reads. I would recommend it if you really like cute stories about Lola and the Boy Next Doorpeople falling in love. I liked it and I am not usually into that into this sort of thing…hmmm, maybe I am and just haven’t embraced that part of me…well! It looks like I have to do some self examination…this requires research! Stand by for more on this breaking news! I will definitely read the companion novel Lola and the Boy Next Door. Characters from this novel make a cameo and that has me really excited!

Now before I end this review I must come out and say that while I enjoyed reading this book I regret to inform you that Mr. Etienne St. Clare has not been accepted into my Hall of Book Boyfriends. It is nothing personal. Not everyone can make the cut. Etienne is super cute, nice, and sweet, but he just didn’t make me feel all the warm fuzzies. Mr. St. Clare, please do not distress, you appear in the sequel so you will have a second chance!