Monthly Archives: October 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #8 – After Eden By Helen Douglas

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!

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Title: After Eden

Author: Helen Douglas

Expected publication: November 5th 2013 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Type: Time Travel, Science Fiction, Romance

Goodreads: The day Eden met Ryan changed her world forever. Actually, not just her world. Ryan has time traveled from the future to save the world. In a few weeks, Eden’s best friend Connor will discover a new planet—one where human life is possible. The discovery will make him famous. It will also ruin the world as we know it. When Ryan asks Eden for help, she must choose between saving the world and saving her best friend’s greatest achievement. And a crush on Ryan complicates things more than she could have imagined. Because Connor is due to make the discovery after the girl he loves breaks his heart. That girl is Eden.

Grounded in a realistic teen world with fascinating sci-fi elements, After Eden is a heart-pounding love triangle that’s perfect for dystopian fans looking for something new to devour.

BorderThe book for one has TIME TRAVEL! I mean hello! time travel is always awesome. I am huge Scifi nerd and this book just screams at me. With the whole Time Travel and saving the world and finding a new planet to live on. just sounds likes it will be a epic adventure, that i am just dying to read. I’m just really excited to see how the lives of the three will turn out. I really hope it’s not a cheesy love triangle but realistic and not all about it. All and all i can’t wait to read this book. I have it on my TBR list for a while now. The book just seems really different then the books i been readying lately. I don;t have long to wait! it comes out really soon. Are you guys excited to read it?

I really have high hopes, so don’t fail me!

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Here is the UK cover for the followers over there.

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In my honest opinion the UK cover is the best cover! so eye catching.

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Not a review but thoughts: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

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Thoughts: I wouldn’t say this was a spoiler but for the people who haven’t read Allegiant…be careful. I didn’t have the heart to write a review. Maybe this counts as review but i don’t know. Allegiant is so different compared to the first book Divergent. I been a huge fan of the series for so long. I look up to veronica Roth as a writer. I just want to put out there that i will always love the series and have it close to my heart. After reading Allegiant i have been going threw so much pain and madness. I really still don’t understand if what i read is what i read. Of all the ways i thought the series would end, I never seen this one coming..I am in straight fan-girl madness: tears, depression, Asking what is life?, if people had souls?

Yes it was bittersweet but oh so very painful. I think the reason i can’t fully write a review is because i don’t think i could rate it and review it without going in “breakdown” mode.  I think maybe i will wait until i have more of a clear head or i may never write a review.. I’m not saying i hate it. oh no, no, no. The book might of had so much pain. We got all the answers we needed and more. I just feel like ending the way it did was not necessary. I read divergent and insurgent, I have grown to love the characters like they are real. And i guess it makes me upset not that i hate it. Like i said i will always love the series. I understand what Veronica was doing and i totally get it, but it still does not help the way i feel about it…I just was not prepared for the outcome.

Veronica said in the book ” I will say it one last time: Be brave ” but it’s really hard to be brave after all the tears i flooded in. I have said this already but i will say it again: Allegiant makes Mockingjay look Happy Jolly. I really think i might ruined my copy because of my tears. Overall i love Veronica but she is EVIL! VERY FREAKING EVIL!

Have you finished the book?

YA Book Review: Aberrant by Ruth Silver [ May have Spoilers ]

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Title: Aberrant ( Book one )
Author: Ruth Silver
Published: September 23rd 2013 by Patchwork Press
Type: Dytsopia, Science fiction, Romance
Source: NetGalley
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add-to-goodreads-button3Summery:In the future dystopian society of Cabal, the government instills equality for all and offers its citizens the perfect system. There is food, shelter and jobs for everyone. The one requirement is to follow the rules without question, including the government’s match in marriage and “The Day of the Chosen”, a lottery that randomly selects families to conceive children as natural means hasn’t existed in generations. Following her eighteenth birthday, Olivia Parker accepts her requirement to marry her childhood best friend, Joshua Warren, and is eager to start her work assignment and new life when it all comes abruptly to an end as she’s arrested and thrown in prison. The only crime committed, her existence. Olivia is unlike the rest of the world born not from “The Day of the Chosen.” The truth haunts the government and puts her life in grave danger as one simple fact would destroy the perfect system.

With Joshua’s help, Olivia breaks free of prison and is forced on the run. Together they set out to find the promised rebel town in search of a new home and new life together. Their situation seems less than promising as they reach the town of Haven. New rules and customs must be adhered to in order to stay. Leaving would mean most certain death in the large expanse of the Gravelands. Time is running out as the government mounts an attack to destroy Olivia and bury her secret with her. Thrown into a world unlike their own, they must quickly adapt to survive.

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*I have received this copy threw NeGalley for a honest review.

Reading the summery i could already tell it was gonna be similar to other Dystopian books like Matched, With the whole pairing couples to be with and merry. I did like the whole concept of people being test tube babies, cause women can’t get pregnant.. Once married you have to win the lottery to be given children. and that’s the reason why everyone wanted Olivia, her mother give birth to her naturally and Olivia is suspected to do the same. Some want her dead to keep the secret down and control people and others want her to bear children against her will.

They set off outside the wall from the government to join the rebels. They find out that they are keep secrets after discover what they want her she leaves the rebel city. Following the map to a secret city not on any other map and the a gang of fighting solders of the rebels. Under different names they have no choice but to join the fight.

The book does a LOT of similarity to books like Matched and Hunger games. a little bit of divergent. I didn’t really mind tho, i knew it was gonna be like that before i started reading it. I did get a little annoyed of Olivia and josh relationship. it didn’t start making since to me. More towards the end you get to really start to understand there relationship a little bit. They already had a bound from being best friends since children. But i do wish i could have gotten to see there relationship grow more instead of insta love kinda thing. Dating a best friend can be awkward.

The book did have very little flaws. The book doesn’t get really good until the end and you just really want more. I was disappointing in the fact the book was short. I was enjoying the suspense to much. I can’t say the book was my favorite but i did like where the plot was heading toward so my overall rating 3.5.  I honest recommend readers that like Matched and Hunger games, to read it. People will love the characters and the adventure. I will be reading the next book for sure.

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YA Book Review: Confessions of A Murder Suspect By James Patterson

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Title: Confessions of A Murder Suspect (Confessions #1)
Author: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
Published: September 10th 2013 by Little, Brown and Company
Type: Murder Mystery, Thriller, Science Fiction
Paperback, 400 pages

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, their daughter Tandy knows just three things: 1) She was one of the last people to see her parents alive. 2) The suspect list only includes Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can’t trust anyone–maybe not even herself.

As Tandy sets out to clear the family name, she begins to recall flashes of experiences long buried in her vulnerable psyche. These memories shed light on her family’s dark secrets, and digging deeper into her powerful parents’ affairs proves to be a disturbing and dangerous game. Who knows what any of the Angels are truly capable of?

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I really enjoyed James Patterson books so far. I really his Fantasy and science fiction books. Lately i been wanting to open up more on mystery novels. I used to just stay away from it, cause i’m not much a fan of them. But i did want to read this one for sometime now. The book just stood out to me. I was a little suppressed how much i did end up enjoying the book.

Confessions of a murder suspect starts off right away with a bang. Tandy wake up to sirens and cops at her door she finds out her parents are dead. Tandy suspects her own angel family. Trusting her own family becomes harder and harder more the story goes. Tandy and her brothers get blamed for the killing of there parents. She tries to discover the real killer and along the way she discovers more secrets of the past then she bargain for. Tandy slowly learns that her parents might be the reason why her and her brothers are not normal.

The story hints to forgotten love, a love that was taken from her. Not only do Tandy have to find the killer she also gets flashes of the past that she has forgotten and you are thrown into that mystery along with Tandy. I liked how the character talks to the reader along with the book. you know she is talking to you when she says “friend”. it was a nice touch. You got to really know the character, and you could somewhat relate to her. She has always been somewhat emotionless but you see how much she really does care and how it wasn’t her fault she didn’t have emotions.

The story is packed with Twist & Turns. The suspense will seriously have you biting you nails. The ending wasn’t what i predicted, it will shock you and start questioning “When?, what?, why?” the ending throws you into more mystery’s you wont find out until you read the next book.

Overall Loved the plot, the characters, the writing, everything. I highly recommend this book to all the mystery craving fans out in the world. After reading this book i just feel like i really should start reading more mystery’s, that not all will disappoint me. Can’t wait to read the next book.

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Waiting on Wednesday #7

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!

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Title: Snakeroot (Nightshade Legacy #1)

Author: Andrea Cremer

Expected publication: December 10th 2013 by Philomel

Type: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Werewolfs

Goodreads: Fans asked for it, and now they’ve got it! Andrea Cremer is continuing the story she began in in her internationally bestselling trilogy: Nightshade, Wolfsbane and Bloodrose. In this new installment, Bosque Mar haunts the dreams of both Adne and Logan, trying to escape for the Nether, where Calla, Shay and the other Guardians trapped him in the final battle in the War of All Against All. Will he turn Adne to the dark side? Will Logan reclaim his birthright? And will darkness take over our world? In a novel filled with magic, romance and breakneck action, master storytelling Andrea Cremer’s newest installment will not disappoint!

BorderThe cover looks more creepy compared to the other covers in the saga. and i love the fast it’s more edy and plan. The cover is a simply awesome. I will be honest i don’t really remember the characters that well. There never stood out to me in the series but i really love the nightshade saga so i have to give this book a shot, and i’m really looking forward to read it. Tho i do have to mention this book without Ren is gonna be real depressing. I don’t know about you but i was completely heartbroken over Ren.(Spoiler Alert) I’m not over his death at all and probably never be. That being said i am still excited to read this. Who else is looking forward to this book? Just the title itself “Snakeroot” Sounds creepy. I am really interested to see how the book will take off after the ending of the last book. my gut is telling me it’s gonna be emotional and epic.

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Ya Book Review: Shadow of Time by Jen Minkman

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Title: Shadow of Time
Author: Jen Minkman
Published: January 1st 2013 by CreateSpace
Type: Romance, Fantasy, paranormal
Source: From the Author Via Booklikes
Ebook, 400 pages

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery:All Hannah needs is a nice and quiet vacation after her first year of teaching French at a high school. She joins her brother Ben for the summer in their mom’s log cabin in Arizona. There, she meets Josh again, Ben’s childhood friend from the Navajo reservation. The little boy from the rez has grown up fast, and Hannah can’t help but feeling more for him than just friendship.

But fate apparently has something else in store for her. And it’s not peace and quiet. Night after night, Hannah is plagued by strange nightmares about the past of Navajo Nation and terrifying shadows chasing her. They seem to come closer – and why is Josh always present in her dreams?

Sometimes, the past has a way of catching up with you.

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*This review may contain Spoilers. You have been warned.

 

I was really excited to read this book. The summery and the cover was to die for. but when i open the book i was disappointed. The beginning just seemed awkward and you go threw so much Yada Yada before stuff gets good, And when things start to good it goes away in a flash. I really liked what the “real” plot was aiming on with creatures hunting her and her get flashes of the past. Instead most of the book was about Hannah obsessing over Josh and there on and back again fling..Love drama.

you have Hannah who is like 24 who teaches high school students for a living. She comes back for home for the summer to visit her brother Ben. She instantly gets attracted to her brothers childhood friend, Josh who is 17. Josh has this “stand back” kinda of attitude were he pushes people away and has secrets. The whole relationship was just awkward to me cause of her being 24 and a teacher. I know a lot of people probably don’t care and ” love just being a number ” but i just couldn’t take the whole story-line seriously because of that fact. I have family who are together and there is a huge age gap between them. It’s just she is a “Teacher” teaching that age group. Just awkward. I didn’t like Hannah she was annoying and always acts like everything was about her when really she was the reason Josh was stand offish towards her.

Now that’s really all i had a problem with. I feel like if the author just focused more on the paranormal plot of the story it would’ve been more enjoyable book to read. I’m sure the author has really good books and good ideas but for me this story was just not for me. I feel bad cause i really wanted to love this story. I loved Josh’s character. He regenerates after he dies and has to go threw life again to stop evil. It would’ve been awesome if the book was in his P.O.V instead of Hanna’s. Just wanted to point that out. I loved the authors writing and her concept. The cover is really beautiful. Overall and the fact it took me days to get threw this book, i have to give it a 2.5.  Just because i didn’t like it does not mean others won’t. I do recommend people to give this book a shot and judge it for yourself. This book is category as YA but is my opinion its leaning on New Adult.

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Stacking The Shelves #11

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Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks

Last week i decided to add my thoughts, So i decided to keep doing that for now on. This week is more ebooks then actual books. It’s been a slow week and i’m broke..but i do have some wonderfull books to show you all, so here they are!

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Title: Revelations ( Blue Bloods #3 )
Author: Melissa De La Cruz
Published: November 11th 2009 by Disney/Hyperion
Source: PaperbackSwap
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*Thoughts: Happy i got my hands on this! really love the series so far.
Hope this one is as good as the rest.

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For Review:

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Title: Truth ( The Geneva Project #1 )
Authors: Christina Benjamin
Published: September 15th 2012 by Crown Atlantic Publishing
Source: From the Author
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*Thoughts: The author was kind and sent me a ebook copy of her book to write a honest review, on GoodReads. I can’t wait to read it. It looks like really intense but fun read.

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Title: InHuman ( Fetch #1 )
Authors: Kat Falls
Published:  September 24th 2013 by Scholastic, Inc.
Source: Netgalley
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*Thoughts: Can you make out with covers? because this cover is just..beautiful.
This book has a huge hype surrounding it, and by description of the book
it looks like a really epic story of superpowers. really have high hopes for this book.

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Title: Cursed ( Voodoo Nights #1 )
Authors: Lizzy Ford
Expected publication: November 17th 2013 by Evatopia Press
Source: Netgalley
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*Thoughts:  This cover is also really Beautiful. The snake makes the cover
even more awesome but giving the scare factor. I love any books
about Voodoo and magic. Really hope this book is as cool as it looks.

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