Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Gotta Have It YA Releases: May 2013

It's that time again!  There's a really amazing stack of books coming out in the month of May 2013.  Check it out!!

Unspoken by Camille Dixon  (5/2013)
Between the Lines by Jessica Shirvington  (5/1/2013)
Game. Set. Match. by Jennifer Iacopelli  (5/1/2013)
Descendant by Nichole Giles  (5/1/2013)
North Abbey by Nancy Ohlin  (5/7/2013)
If I Should Die (Revenants #3) by Amy Plum  (5/7/2013)
Beauty by Nancy Ohlin  (5/7/2013)
How My Summer Went Up In Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
Lost and Found by Nicole Williams  (5/7/2013)
Mystic (Soul Seekers #3) by Alyson Noel  (5/7/2013)
Reboot by Amy Tintera  (5/7/2013)
Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield  (5/7/2013)
Icons by Margaret Stohl  (5/7/2013)
Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland  (5/7/2013)
The Originals by Cat Patrick  (5/7/2013)
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey  (5/7/2013)
Invisibility by Andrea Cremer & David Levithan  (5/7/2013)
Levitating Las Vegas by Jennifer Echols  (5/7/2013)
The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher  (5/7/2013)
Fall of Night (Morganville Vampires #14) by Rachel Caine  (5/7/2013)
Perfection by J.L. Spelbring  (5/7/2013)
Riptide by Lindsey Scheibe  (5/8/2013)
Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green  (5/14/2013)
Parallel by Lauren Miller  (5/14/2013)
The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston  (5/14/2013)
Golden by Jessi Kirby  (5/14/2013)
School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins  (5/14/2013)
Towering by Alex Flinn  (5/14/2013)
The Color of Rain by Cori McCarthy  (5/14/2013)
Five Summers by Una LaMarche  (5/16/2013)
The Iron Queen (Daughters of Zeus #3) by Kaitlin Bevis  (5/17/2013)
Tragic by J.A. Huss  (5/20/2013)
Runes by Ednah Walters  (5/20/2013)
Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown  (5/21/2013)
September Girls by Bennett Madison  (5/21/2013)
The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler  (5/21/2013)
All I Need by Susane Colasanti  (5/21/2013)
First Light by Samantha Summers  (5/282013)
Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith  (5/28/2013)
Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2) by Katie McGarry  (5/28/2013)
Of Triton (Of Poseidon #2) by Anna Banks  (5/28/2013)
Goddess (Starcrossed #3) by Josephine Angelini  (5/28/2013)
Spirit (Elemental #3) by Brigid Kemmerer  (5/28/2013)
Leave a comment and let me know which ones you can't wait to get!!


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Deeper We Fall by Chelsea M. Cameron

Deeper We Fall by Chelsea M. Cameron
Release Date: January 24, 2013
Publisher: DRC Publishing

Two years after her best friend was involved in a car accident that caused a traumatic brain injury, Lottie Anders is ready to start her freshman year of college. Ready to move on. Ready to start forgetting the night that ripped her life apart.  Her plans come to a screeching halt when not one, but both brothers responsible for the accident end up back in her life again.  Zack is cruel, selfish and constantly rubbing what happened to her friend in Lottie's face.  Zan is different. He listens to her awkward ramblings. He loves "To Kill a Mockingbird" as much as she does, and his dark eyes are irresistible. His words are few and far between, but when he does speak, she can't help but listen. The trouble is, Zan was the driver in the accident, and now Lottie's discovered he lied to her about what happened that night. Now she must decide if trusting him again will lead to real forgiveness, or deeper heartache.  - Goodreads.com

I love it when authors take a sad situation that happens every day and portray it with good characters.  Something like this probably occurs more than we'd like to think, and the very idea of it makes you sad as you read it, especially when, as the summary says, you have one brother who doesn't mind making light of it, despite the fact that his actions were partly responsible for causing such a terrible event with lasting consequences. 

I loved the whole concept of having a girl experience such something so traumatic, and then bringing back into her life the very two people whom she holds responsible for it.  Great conflict that she had to work through here, as she hates them both so much for what happened to her friend, and you really couldn't blame her.  Lottie's a good character with a great heart who just happens to be carrying around some major grudges that she has to work through.

Only problem is, one of the brothers she's grudging on is really a good guy who was pulled into something accidentally that ended up having lasting effects.  I loved Zan.  This is a guy who has loved her basically his whole life, from afar even, and never told her.  So his struggle in the book was probably even more interesting to me than Lottie's because he has to love her knowing that she hates him.  But what makes it even more poignant is that he understands her hatred, accepts, shares it even.  It was so sad to see, but at the same time, when they begin to get thrown into situations where they must spend time together, it was gratifying seeing her slowly learn who he really is.

I can't finish this without giving a nod toward one of the other relationships in the story.  I absolute loved Lottie and her brother together.  Some of my favorite scenes in the book were between these two.  They have another language together.  The portrayal of twins was so realistic, as they have such a unique and deep bond.

This book was very well done.  It was unique, emotional, and so romantic.  It had an excellent blend of so many elements that I couldn't help but be completely engrossed. 


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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!

Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending- Goodreads.com
Release Date:  April 23, 2013
Why I'm excited about it:
Sequel to a Bachelor-like dystopian
contest.  The first book was so good!
Leave a comment and let me know what your WoWs are this week!

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