Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday {8/24}

Title: Twisted
Series: Intertwined ⋯ Book 3
Author: Gena Showalter
Pages: 304
Release Date: August 30, 2011

Summary: His vampire girlfriend might have brought him back to life, but he's never felt more out of control. There's a darkness within him, something taking over…changing him. Worse, because he was meant to die, death now stalks him at every turn. Any day could be his last.

Once upon a time, the three souls trapped inside his head could have helped him. He could have protected himself. But as the darkness grows stronger, the souls grow weaker—just like his girlfriend. The more vampire Aden becomes, the more human Victoria becomes, until everything they know and love is threatened.

Life couldn't get any worse. Could it?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Book Review ⋯ Sirensong

Title: Sirensong
Series: Faeriewalker ⋯ Book 3
Author: Jenna Black
Pages: 312
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: When Dana is invited to Faerie to be officially presented at the Seelie Court, it’s no easy decision. After all, everyone knows Titania, the Seelie Queen, wants her dead. But Titania claims not to be the one behind the death threats; and her son, Prince Henry, makes the decision a whole lot easier when he suggests Dana might be arrested for (supposedly) conspiring with her aunt Grace to usurp the Seelie throne. So she and her father better do as they're told . . .

The journey through Faerie is long—and treacherous. Dana thought it would be a good idea to have friends along, but her sort-of-boyfriend, Ethan, and her bodyguard’s son, Keane, just can’t seem to get along, and Kimber’s crush on Keane isn’t making things any easier. When a violent attack separates Dana from their caravan, the sexy Erlking saves her just in the nick of time . . . and makes it clear that he hasn’t given up on making her his own.

Arriving at Titania’s beautiful palace should be a relief. But Dana is soon implicated in an assassination attempt against Titania’s granddaughter, and is suddenly a fugitive, forced to leave her father behind as she and her friends flee for their lives. Will she be able to prove her innocence before the forces of the Seelie Court—or, worse, the Erlking—catch up with her? And will she save her father before he pays the ultimate price in her stead?

Review: Loved this book! I loved the beginning, the middle, and the end of Sirensong. The ending was totally unexpected, but in an amazingly good way.

This review is going to be really short, so I'm going to tell you one last thing: GO OUT, BUY THIS BOOK, AND READ IT!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday {8/17}

Title: Bloodrose
Series: Nightshade ⋯ Book 3
Author: Andrea Cremer
Pages: 416
Release Date: January 24, 2011

Summary: The Ultimate Sacrifice. 

Calla has always welcomed war. But now that the final battle is upon her, there’s more at stake than fighting. There’s saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay’s wrath. There’s keeping Ansel safe, even if he’s been branded a traitor. There’s proving herself as the pack’s alpha, facing unnamable horrors, and ridding the world of the Keepers’ magic once and for all. And then there’s deciding what to do when the war ends. If Calla makes it out alive, that is. 

In the final installment of the Nightshade trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Andrea Cremer creates a novel with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its final pages. A dynamic end to this breathtaking trilogy.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

YA Crush Tourney News

This was the first annual Summer Crushin' Tournament, hosted by the YA Sisterhood. I'm blogging about it today because it ended this morning and I'm very excited about the winner. So for the Grande Finale round, Jace Wayland(from Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments series) went up against Zachary Moore(from Jeri Smith-Ready's Shift & Shade novels). 

And(unsurprisingly) the Winner is. . .

Jace Wayland

Now the voting was very close at 24,250 to 21,385. And when I went to bed last night(at 2a.m.), I was a little worried that #TeamKilt would pull a last-minute voting ambush like they did when Zachary was against Tod Hudson(from Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series) in the semi-finals.

If you haven't noticed yet, I'm #TeamJace all the way! So I was excited when, yesterday, Cassandra blogged that if Jace wins she would post the unedited version of the Dirty Sexy Club Scene in City of Lost Souls, A spicy teaser from Clockwork Prince, and if he won by more than 1,000 votes, a romantic Magnus/Alec scene from CoLS. Then I got even more excited when she blogged "The Big Guns edition", in which she would give away a Clockwork Prince ARC to someone who tweeted, blogged, Facebooked, etc. about the tourney between 8p.m. & 8a.m. yesterday. Also yesterday, for every fifty votes Jace got Cassie would answer a character question on Twitter(I'm trying to compile the Q&A's into a list)
(Not sure who made this, but I got it when it was @HebelDesign's profile picture.)

For the complete list(match ups included) of everyone in the tourney, go here.
For the YA Sisterhood's post on the winner, go here.

EDIT: Added the link for the Clockwork Prince teaser. If you missed it, go here.
Also, if you didn't catch the DSCS(Dirty Sexy Club Scene) link, go here.

EDIT 2: Added the link for the Malec(Magus/Alec) scene. If you missed it, go here.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday {8/10}

Title: Fury
Series: Fury ⋯ Book 1
Author: Elizabeth Miles
Pages: 352
Release Date: August 30, 2011

Summary: Sometimes sorry isn't enough....

It’s winter break in Ascension, Maine. The snow is falling and everything looks pristine and peaceful. But not all is as it seems...

Between cozy traditions and parties with her friends, Emily loves the holidays. And this year’s even better--the guy she’s been into for months is finally noticing her. But Em knows if she starts things with him, there’s no turning back. Because his girlfriend is Em’s best friend.

On the other side of town, Chase is having problems of his own. The stress of his home life is starting to take its toll, and his social life is unraveling. But that’s nothing compared to what’s really haunting him. Chase has done something cruel...something the perfect guy he pretends to be would never do. And it’s only a matter of time before he’s exposed.

In Ascension, mistakes can be deadly. And three girls—three beautiful, mysterious girls—are here to choose who will pay.

Em and Chase have been chosen.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Book Review ⋯ Wolfsbane

Title: Wolfsbane
Series: Nightshade ⋯ Book 2
Author: Andrea Cremer
Pages: 390
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: SPOILER IF YOU HAVEN'T READ NIGHTSHADE.                      When Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemies, she’s certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer—one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack—and the man—she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.

Review: This is one of the best books I have ever read. This series is as good as Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments, and that is saying something. Now as much as I really want to express my feelings through spoilers, I'm not going to. All I'm going to tell you is that if you haven't read this series, you need to go to the store or go online and get this book and the first book, Nightshade. Immediately. It could be life or death. Not really, but seriously, go get the books. While your at it, why don't you pre-order the last book, Bloodrose.

My review of Nightshade [link]
First chapter of Bloodrose [link] (Do not read if you haven't read Wolfsbane.)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday {8/03}

Title: Damned
Series: Crusade ⋯ Book 2
Authors: Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguié
Pages: 384
Release Date: August 30, 2011

Summary: There is a fine line between love and sacrifice….
Antonio would do anything for his beloved fighting partner Jenn. He protects her, even suppresses his vampire cravings to be with her. Together, they defend humanity against the Cursed Ones. But tensions threaten to fracture their hunting team and his loyalty—his love—is called into question.
Jenn, the newly appointed Hunter, aches for revenge against the Cursed One who converted her sister. And with an even more sinister power on the rise, she must overcome her personal vendettas to lead her team into battle.
Antonio and Jenn need each other to survive, but evil lurks at every turn. With humanity’s fate hanging in the balance, they must face down the darkness…or die trying.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Book Review ⋯ Supernaturally

Title: Supernaturally
Series: Paranormalcy ⋯ Book 2
Author: Kiersten White
Pages: 336
Stars: ★★★★1/2

Summary: Evie finally has the normal life she’s always longed for. But she’s shocked to discover that being ordinary can be . . . kind of boring. Just when Evie starts to long for her days at the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she’s given a chance to work for them again. Desperate for a break from all the normalcy, she agrees.

But as one disastrous mission leads to another, Evie starts to wonder if she made the right choice. And when Evie’s faerie ex-boyfriend Reth appears with devastating revelations about her past, she discovers that there’s a battle brewing between the faerie courts that could throw the whole supernatural world into chaos. The prize in question? Evie herself.

So much for normal.

WARNING: Do not continue if you haven't read this book.

This book was amazing. I didn't like Jack throughout the book because he reminded me of my youngest brother, but I totally didn't expect him to be behind it all. I gave it a rating of 4.5 instead of a solid 5 because as much as I loved this book, I felt like it was leading up to something big that didn't happen. I mean, the ending wasn't what I thought was going to happen, and that's usually a good thing, right? I'm hoping that whatever I thought was going to happen in Supernaturally, happens in the last book, Endlessly

Overall, I loved this book. I love this whole series. If you haven't read Paranormalcy or Supernaturally, you should go get them. Now.

My review of Paranormalcy [link]