Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. WoW posts are about books that you can’t wait to get your hands on.

This is one of my favorite posts to read on the blogs that I follow because other bloggers have found so many wonderful books that I had no idea about! I get most of those from reading Waiting on Wednesday posts. :-) I urge you to visit other blogs and read theirs to find these great lists!

Release Date: December 11, 2012

Why I love it: Third book
in the Lux series.  Great romance!

Buy it on Goodreads

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Gotta Have IT YA Releases: November 2012

It's that time of the month again.  Check out what we have in book releases for the month of November 2012!

Bitter Blood (Morganville Vampires #13) by Rachel Caine  (11/6/2012)
 Eternally Yours (Immortal Beloved #3) by Cate Tiernan (11/6/2012)
Deity (Covenant #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout  (11/6/2012)
The File on Angelyn Stark by Catherine Atkins  (11/8/2012)
The Crimson Hunt by Victoria H. Smith  (11/12/2012)
Echo (Soul Seekers #2) by Alyson Noel  (11/13/2012)
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill  (11/13/2012)
Renegade by J.A. Souders  11/13/2012)
Reached  (Matched #3) by Ally Condie  (11/13/2012)
Bad Hair Day (Kate Gable #2) by Carrie Harris  (11/13/2012)
Black City by Elizabeth Richards  (11/13/2012)
Speed of Light  (Fenestra) by Amber Kizer  (11/13/2012)
Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler  (11/13/2012)
Sacred by Elana K. Arnold  (11/13/2012)
A Shimmer of Angels by Lisa M. Basso  (11/20/2012)
Amarok  by Angela J. Townsend  (11/20/2012)
Undeadly (The Reaper Diaries #1) by Michele Vail  (11/20/2012)
Middle Ground (Awaken #2) by Kate Kacvinsky  (11/20/2012)
The Lucky Ones (Bright Young Things #3) by Anna Godbersen (11/27/2012)
 Lullaby (Watersong #2) by Amanda Hocking  (11/27/2012)
Fragile Darkness (Midnight Dragonfly #3) by Ellie James  (11/27/2012)
Touched  (Sense Thieves #1) by Corrine Jackson  (11/27/2012)
Leave a comment and let me know which ones you're excited for!


Monday, October 29, 2012

Dangerous Boy by Mandy Hubbard

Dangerous Boy by Mandy Hubbard
Release Date: September 4, 2012
Publisher: Razorbill

Harper has never been worried about falling in love, something she is skeptical even exists. But everything changes when Logan moves to town, and to Harper's shock, the two tumble into an intense romance. It's everything she never thought she wanted.  Then she meets Logan's twin brother, Caleb, who was expelled from his last school. True, he's a bad boy, but Harper can't shake the feeling that there's something deeply sinister about him--something dangerous. When Logan starts pulling away, Harper is convinced that Caleb's shadowy past is the wedge being driven between them. But by the time she uncovers the truth, it may be too late.  -

This story wasn't quite what I was expecting.  It would have helped if I'd known at the outset that this was a modern retelling of the story of Jeckyl and Hyde.  I'm not sure how that fact escaped my notice when I was reading the summary, but somehow, by the time I actually starting reading the story, I had no idea what to expect.

The story did surprise me in that aspect, and I felt that the author did a pretty good job of retelling that tale without making it an exact copy or without using scientific or chemical expiraments.  It was more paranormal in nature, but then again, not quite like that either. 

I thought the characters were good... Harper was pretty strong, and it was sad to watch her having to work out the whole Logan/Caleb issue.  The one thing that did surprise me was the ending... then again, maybe it shouldn't have. 

I've always been a big Mandy Hubbard fan, and she delivered again in this book.  It was different than anything I've read from her before, but that was kind of refreshing.  It was quite a serious book, and I really loved where she took it.  Her writing was, as ever, engaging and entertaining.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Forget Me Not by Carolee Dean

Forget Me Not by Carolee Dean
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse

Ally is devastated when a scandalous photo of her is texted around school. With her reputation in shambles and her life essentially over, she hides out in a back hallway, trying to figure out where everything went wrong. Elijah has spent time in that hallway too. He landed there after taking a whole bottle of sleeping pills. Now he can see ghosts, and he knows what Ally has yet to suspect—that she’s already half dead, and one choice away from never coming back. Elijah has loved Ally for years and would do anything to save her from the in-between place. But if she’s going to live, Ally must face her inner demons and find the will to save herself. -
This was totally not what I was expecting but I was pleasantly surprised.  Again, I'm not much of a fan of the stories told in verse, as I've said before.  I've found maybe three or four that I like, and this one has to be another exception.

I was a little surprised when I discovered what was really going on in this story.  It took me a few chapters before I caught on, but once I did, I thought the idea was intriguing and different and I liked it.  I liked Ally as a character, but I especially liked Elijah.  He was really the brightest spot in the story.  I loved how patient he was, how steadfast he was in trying to help Ally.

Ally was sad and broken, but I also enjoyed watching her come out of that, grow some guts and start to live again. 

This was definitely one of those stories about finding inner strength and battling your demons.  It's a very fast read, and the pacing was great.  The language was at times very beautiful.  All in all, I'd say this one was very very good.


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Here's what I got this week!

 Leave a comment and let me know what you got this week!

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