Monday, October 29, 2012

Judging a Book by Its Cover (13)

I do Judging a Book by Its Cover randomly, when I collect several book covers that I think are worthy of being judged as awesome! You can see all my Judging a Book by Its Cover posts here.

Links will direct you to the corresponding Goodreads pages.

Be sure to click on the covers to see them bigger!

What do you think of these covers? Which ones are you anticipating the most? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Reading!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (3)

Sculpture: Home by Miler Lagos

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that gives bloggers a chance to share what books they received in the last week. Find more information about it here.

This week I got...
Eragon by Christopher Paolini {Goodreads | Book Depository | Amazon}

For Review
Eternal Hope by Frankie Rose {Goodreads | Amazon}
Underground Ring by M.M. Reid {Goodreads | Amazon}
To Wed the Fae Prince by V. Vervain {Goodreads | Amazon}
Thanks to the authors for ebook review copies!

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (66)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

This week I'm waiting on two books from 2013 debut authors:

Taken by Erin Bowman
Publication date: April 16, 2013

There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends...and he’s gone.

They call it the Heist.

Gray Weathersby’s eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he’s prepared to meet his fate–until he finds a strange note from his mother and starts to question everything he’s been raised to accept: the Council leaders and their obvious secrets. The Heist itself. And what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot–a structure that no one can cross and survive.

Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be taken–or risk everything on the hope of the other side?

Why I want it: I'm not usually one for mystery, but this one has my attention! I really want to know more about the Heist! Also, I will love having this beautiful book on my shelf. It's stunning.

Tides by Betsy Cornwell
Publication date: June 4, 2013

When high-school senior Noah Gallagher and his adopted teenage sister, Lo, go to live with their grandmother in her island cottage for the summer, they don’t expect much in the way of adventure. Noah has landed a marine biology internship, and Lo wants to draw and paint, perhaps even to vanquish her struggles with bulimia. But then things take a dramatic turn for them both when Noah mistakenly tries to save a mysterious girl from drowning. This dreamlike, suspenseful story—deftly told from multiple points of view—dives deeply into selkie folklore while examining the fluid nature of love and family.

Why I want it: Selkie folklore is new in the world of YA and I think it'd be really neat to read about. I also like how it's a paranormal novel, but real issues - like bulimia - are also involved in the story line.

What upcoming releases are you looking forward to?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Review: The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Iron Queen
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication date: January 25, 2011
Genre: YA, fantasy
Pages: 296 (ebook)
Series: The Iron Fey
1. The Iron King (review)
2. The Iron Daughter (review)
3. The Iron Queen
4. The Iron Knight (October 26, 2011)

My name is Meghan Chase.

I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who's sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it.

This time, there will be no turning back.

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book. What with Ash and Meghan being banished from the Nevernever, I didn’t really know how there could be a Faery book without going into Faery. As it started, I was worried it was going to be boring and flat, but it wasn’t entirely like that.

Soon enough, Meghan’s life is threatened, so she and Ash have to find a safe place to hide out. To be honest, I didn’t find the first half of the book very exciting. They visit the oracle and eventually make their was to Leanansidhe’s where they hide out and Meghan learns to fight. There’s nothing that really seems to happen. That is, until knights of Summer and Winter come to offer Meghan a deal; one that will offer her a return to the Nevernever, but also threaten her life. Of course.

Once Meghan, Ash, and Puck are back in the Nevernever and on their quest, I really started enjoying the story. It was more exciting, daring, and adventurous. I feel like Meghan really grew into her own in this book. She became really strong, independent and more grown-up, in my eyes. I think her relationship with Ash fostered this a bit, too.

One thing that was good throughout the book was the dynamic between the characters. Puck and Ash were constantly at each others’ throats, bickering and throwing insults. It was actually really refreshing in this book. And there was always an awkward comfort between Ash and Meghan. By that, I mean they were comfortable with one another and happy to be together, but it was awkward because they were teetering on the edge of that next big step in the relationship.

I think I’m really going to enjoy The Iron Knight. The way that this book ended just sets everything up so well that I can’t help but be excited to read the final book in the series. I’m really looking forward to… well I can’t say specifics because I don’t want to spoil anything. But there are a couple story lines in the last book and I know they’ll both be awesome.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (65)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

Here's what I'm waiting on this week:

Dark Star by Bethany Frenette
Publication date: October 23, 2012

Audrey Whitticomb has nothing to fear. Her mother is the superhero Morning Star, the most deadly crime-fighter in the Twin Cities, so it's hard for Audrey not to feel safe. That is, until she's lured into the sweet night air by something human and not human--something with talons and teeth, and a wide, scarlet smile.

Now Audrey knows the truth: her mom doesn't fight crime at night. She fights Harrowers--livid, merciless beings who were trapped Beneath eons ago. Yet some have managed to escape. And they want Audrey dead, just because of who she is: one of the Kin.

To survive, Audrey will need to sharpen the powers she has always had. When she gets close to someone, dark corners of the person's memories become her own, and she sometimes even glimpses the future. If Audrey could only get close to Patrick Tigue, a powerful Harrower masquerading as human, she could use her Knowing to discover the Harrowers' next move. But Leon, her mother's bossy, infuriatingly attractive sidekick, has other ideas. Lately, he won't let Audrey out of his sight.

When an unthinkable betrayal puts Minneapolis in terrible danger, Audrey discovers a wild, untamed power within herself. It may be the key to saving her herself, her family, and her city. Or it may be the force that destroys everything--and everyone--she loves.

Why I want it: Love that this book is about superheroes! Bethany is also a 2012 Debut Author, so I'm excited to see what she brings to the YA world!

Touched by Corrine Jackson
Publication date: October 29, 2012

Remy O’Malley heals people with touch—but every injury she cures becomes her own. Living in a household with an abusive stepfather, she has healed untold numbers of broken bones, burns,and bruises. And then one night her stepfather goes too far.

Being sent to live with her estranged father offers a clean start and she is eager to take it. Enter Asher Blackwell. Once a Protector of Healers, Asher sacrificed his senses to become immortal. Only by killing a Healer can a Protector recover their human senses. Falling in love is against the rules between these two enemies. Because Remy has the power to make Protectors human again, and when they find out, they’ll becoming for her—if Asher doesn’t kill her first.

This is Book One in the Sense Thieves trilogy.

Why I want it: I love the idea that the main character absorbs the injuries she heals. It has me fascinated. And then there's the whole star-crossed lovers thing, too.

Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi
Publication date: January 8, 2013


It's been months since Aria last saw Perry. Months since Perry was named Blood Lord of the Tides, and Aria was charged with an impossible mission. Now, finally, they are about to be reunited. But their reunion is far from perfect. The Tides don't take kindly to Aria, a former Dweller. And with the worsening Aether storms threatening the tribe's precarious existence, Aria begins to fear that leaving Perry behind might be the only way to save them both.

Threatened by false friends, hidden enemies, and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night?

In this second book in her spellbinding Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi combines fantasy and dystopian elements to create a captivating love story as perilous as it is unforgettable.

Why I want it: Why wouldn't I be?!? I loved Under the Never Sky. I recently read the first two chapters of Through the Ever Night and it's got me even more excited. To top things off, my roommate is currently reading UtNS so I'm basically going all asdkfjawkjabf right now!

What upcoming releases are you looking forward to?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (65)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.
Here's what you do:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two sentences from somewhere on that page
Share the title and author
Try not to include spoilers!

This week I'm reading Maggie Stiefvater's newest novel, The Raven Boys. I love anything written by Maggie, so I have big hopes for this one. Here's a teaser for you:

Psychics tended to tell him he had money coming his way and that he was destined for great things. The first one he knew was always true and the second one he was afraid might be. But maybe with this new clue, with a new psychic, they'd have something else to say.

Like I said, I have high hopes for this one. So far, it's not what I expected it to be... for some reason I wasn't prepared for Gansey and his group to be so interested in the supernatural. So it's a big odd for me, but I'm still having trouble putting it down.

Feel free to share your teasers! I'd love to see what you're reading.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Judging a Book by Its Cover (12)

I do Judging a Book by Its Cover randomly, when I collect several book covers that I think are worthy of being judged as awesome! You can see all my Judging a Book by Its Cover posts here.

Links will direct you to the corresponding Goodreads pages.

Be sure to click on the covers to see them bigger!

What do you think of these covers? Which ones are you anticipating the most? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Reading!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Cover Reveal: Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I'm so happy to be a part of the cover reveal for the fourth book in Jennifer L. Armentrout's fantastic Covenant series! But not only is that being revealed, there's lots of things going on around Jennifer's Covenant series! What you'll find here today:

  • Preorder links for Deity, book 3 in the Covenant series
  • The official Deity book trailer revealed!
  • The link to download Elixir, the novella from Aiden's POV, for free! (And 1.5 months early!)
  • And finally, the cover for Apollyon, book 4 in the Covenant series!

Deity (Covenant #3)
Available in both print and digital versions on November 6, 2012
Amazon | Barnes and Noble


The official book trailer for Deity:

It has this odd feel to it, kind of relaxed, but also creepy. And I LOVE the song choice! My favourite thing about it, is that it's sung by Collin McLoughlin, who is an current contestant on The Voice!


Did you read an ARC of Deity and been dying to get your hands on Elixir, the novella told in Aiden’s POV and picks up right after the end of Deity? Well, you don’t have to wait any longer. The free novella is available now.
DO NOT read Elixir if you have not read Deity.
It will spoil Deity for you and not to mention, you will have no idea what is going on. Elixir will be available in print, Kindle, and Nook formats on November 27, 2012.
Click HERE to read Elixir.


And we’re super excited to share the cover for the 4th book in the Covenant Series, Apollyon, which is due out April 2013!

What do you think of this cover? I love it! As soon as I saw it, I absolutely fell in love with the orange, and I'm not usually and orange fan.


Check out Jennifer L. Armentrout on the following sites:
Official Website