Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Waiting On Wednesday ( #1 )

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by  Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases  that we're eagerly anticipating. 

By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Expected publication: September 18th 2012 
Spencer Hill Press
Dying sucks--and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.

Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things--including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he’s a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she’s more than interested. There’s just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden's adopted father, a man she's sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. However, she’s willing to do anything to hold her sister's hand again. And hell, she'd also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn't?

But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not've been an accident at all, she’s not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life. For real this time.

Angels Thoughts: I have read Half Blood and Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout before and i loved it! I bet i will love Cursed too. Why is that? First of all the cover is gorgeous i mean seriously look at it don't you just love it? Second of all  the summary is really interesting and you would want more of it. Lastly Hayden seems like a guy to die for.           

Monday, 20 February 2012

Cover Reveal: INBETWEEN by Tara Fuller

INBETWEEN ( Kiss by Death #1 )
By: Tara Fuller
Release Date: August, 2012
Entangled Teen

Since the car crash that took her father’s life three years ago, Emma’s life has been a freaky—and unending—lesson in caution. Surviving “accidents” has taken priority over being a normal seventeen-year-old, so Emma spends her days taking pictures of life instead of living it. Falling in love with a boy was never part of the plan. Falling for a reaper who makes her chest ache and her head spin? Not an option.

It’s not easy being dead, especially for a reaper in love with a girl fate has put on his list not once, but twice. Finn’s fellow reapers give him hell about spending time with Emma, but Finn couldn’t let her die before, and he’s not about to let her die now. He will protect the girl he loves from the evil he accidentally unleashed, even if it means sacrificing the only thing he has left…his soul.
Angels Thoughts: 
Okay first of all i would like to say that once i saw the cover for INBETWEEN it took my breath away i was in awe of the cover i love how the green stands out and how the girl looks on the cover. To top that off once i read the summary i was intrigued into the book completely it filled my head with questions. I haven't read the first book Kissed By Death yet but i will defidently be checking that book out soon and if you are like me you should too.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

New Releases: ( Feb 21 2012 )

Fever  (Chemical Garden Trilogy)
By: Lauren DeStefano
Release Date: Feb 21, 2012

Summary: The second book in The Chemical Garden Trilogy reveals a world as captivating—and as dangerous—as the one Rhine left behind in Wither.

Rhine and Gabriel may have escaped the beautiful prison of Wither’s mansion, but they are far from escaping danger. First they’re chased for stealing a getaway boat, and then the fleeing pair ends up in the eerie den of Madame, an old woman who collects girls and sells them to the highest bidders. Worst of all, Vaughn, Rhine’s sinister father-in-law, seems to be on her trail every step of the way. Rhine remains determined to get to her brother in Manhattan—but the road they are on is long and perilous.

Now that Rhine has finally regained her freedom, what  lengths will she need to go to in order to keep it?

Faery Tales & Nightmares
By: Melissa Marr 
Release Date: February 21, 2012

Summary: Dangerous promises and beguiling threats swirl together in a dozen stories of enchantments, dark and light, by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr. Uncanny and unexpected creatures appear from behind bushes, rise from under the seas, or manifest from seasonal storms to pursue the objects of their attention—with amorous or sinister intent—relentlessly.

From the gentle tones of a story-teller’s cadences to the terror of a blood sacrifice, tales of favorite characters from Marr’s Wicked Lovely novels mix with accounts of new characters for readers to fall in love with . . . or to fear.

Lush, seductive, and chilling, Melissa Marr’s stories revel in the unseen magic that infuses the world as we know it. 

The Catastrophic History of You And Me

 By Jess Rothenberg
Release Date: Feb 21, 2012

Summary: Brie's life ends at sixteen: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her, and the news breaks her heart - literally. But now that she's in heaven, Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend knows a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost - and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there's Patrick, Brie's mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul who's been D&G (dead and gone) much longer than she… and who just might hold the key to her forever after. With Patrick's help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she's ready to move on… but how do you begin again, when your heart is still in pieces?

A Beautiful Evil
By: Kelly Keaton
Release Date: Feb 21, 2012

Summary: Myth and mayhem inhabit a richly reimagined New Orleans in this sequel to Darkness Becomes Her.

After the epic graveyard battle at the end of Darkness Becomes Her, Ari and her friends know what they’re up against: Ari is facing the Medusa curse and is haunted by the image of what she will become. To make matters worse, the heinous goddess Athena has kidnapped young Violet and is threatening to destroy Ari.

Ari, along with the superhot Sebastian, is doing everything she can to learn more about Athena and to get Violet back. But the battle of good and evil is bigger than she realizes, and she’s about to be pulled into a world more horrific than she could ever imagine....

By: Jenny Valentine
Release Date: Feb 21, 2012
Summary: When the sixteen-year-old runaway Chap is mistaken for a missing boy named Cassiel, his life changes dramatically. Chap takes on Cassiel's identity, gaining the family and friends he's always dreamed of having. But becoming someone else isn't as easy as he hoped--and Chap isn't the only one hiding a secret. As he teeters on the brink of discovery and begins to unravel the mystery behind Cassiel's disappearance, Chap realizes that he's in much deeper danger than he could have imagined.
After all, you can't just steal a life and expect to get away with it.
Award-winning author Jenny Valentine delivers an explosive mystery where dark secrets, betrayal, and loss pave the way  for one teen's chance at redemption.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Review: Angelfire By: Courtney Allison Moulton

ANGELFIRE: ( Angelfire #1 )
By: Courtney Allison Moulton

First there are nightmares.

Every night Ellie is haunted by terrifying dreams of monstrous creatures that are hunting her, killing her.

Then come the memories.

When Ellie meets Will, she feels on the verge of remembering something just beyond her grasp. His attention is intense and romantic, and Ellie feels like her soul has known him for centuries. On her seventeenth birthday, on a dark street at midnight, Will awakens Ellie's power, and she knows that she can fight the creatures that stalk her in the grim darkness. Only Will holds the key to Ellie's memories, whole lifetimes of them, and when she looks at him, she can no longer pretend anything was just a dream

Now she must hunt.

Ellie has power that no one can match, and her role is to hunt and kill the reapers that prey on human souls. But in order to survive the dangerous and ancient battle of the angels and the Fallen, she must also hunt for the secrets of her past lives and truths that may be too frightening to remember.
I heard a lot of buzz going around about this book on twitter so i decided to read it. I knew it would be good but not THIS GOOD, it blew me away leaving me with no regrets. It's absolutely stunning, purely magnificent! Alone the cover drew me in but the summary was so interesting it left me wanting more. I felt a magnetic pull pulling me in the book each time i read it, Courtney is a genius!

Ellie is a ordinary girl by day, but kicks evil butt during the night. After her seventeenth birthday everything changes. She now has to face dangerous, deadly, and gruesome creatures called the reapers who would do anything to get their hands on her. The only way to defend herself is by awakening her powers. The way Ellie takes on the reapers are amazing, she's brave and very talented. Trust me she's a girl you wouldn't want to mess with.

Will is to die for, he is not only strong but Ellie's fierce protector. He always has Ellie's back and comes to help her if she seemed troubled. Together they kick ass and are unbeatable. I adored how Will would do anything to keep Ellie safe under any circumstances, and how he is so over protective at certain times, its just so sweet. Will is like Ellie's knight and shinning armor.

More kick-ass characters are introduced in this book as you go on, but since i don't want to spoil everything for you i'll end here.

Angelfire is a wonderful debut, I'm looking forward to reading more about it and i hope i get to know the charaters more better in the next book. If you’re looking for a book with tones of action, amazing kick-ass characters and creatures that will send chills through your bone, then i suggest this is the perfect book for you.   

I rated this book 5 out of 5 stars!

Monday, 2 January 2012

Reveiw: Shatter Me By: Tahereh Mafi

SHATTER ME : ( Shatter Me #1)
By: Tahereh Mafi

Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war-- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

"In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting as The Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices, Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel."  
Intriguing, electrifying, compelling, and breathtaking. Shatter Me was beyond anything i ever expected it would be, it was just so fascinating to experience. Tahereh Mafi's writing was absolutely beautiful, you would say poetic even. The world she created was so unique.. so fresh. It was terrifying, tragic, and different. I absolutely loved it! The story was so believable it felt like i was actually living there. Shatter Me will leave you speechless!

Juliette is a strong well built character. Shes been known as an outcast to everyone since she was a child, her parents wouldn't even touch her. No matter how the kids treated her at school Juliette always had a kind heart to help them out and to forgive them of what they had done to her. Things has gotten really hard for her after she had been locked up in the government facility for 264 days, yet Juliette was always so brave and full of hope.

Then there's Adam. At first Adam was a jerk even tho Juliette was constantly nice to him he would still treat her with disrespect. His bad attitude has caused Juliette a great distaste for him but who knew it was all just a show. Turns out hes actually super sweet, caring, and very very attractive. Adam will capture your heart from the beginning to the end.

One of the characters i loved the most in this book was Kenji. Ah Kenji, when he comes into the book he would always lighten up my mood, hes just so funny. I loved how he would joke around about Juliette and make compliments about her that would make Adam so crazily mad at him. I hope we will get to see more of him in the next book!

Lastly there's Warner the cruel, powerful, and evil bad guy. There's something about him that makes me feel so drawn to him but i just don't know what. In some scenes i just felt so sorry for him and wanted to be on his side but then the others just made me want to rip his head off. As we get to know Warner better maybe we'll find out what caused him to be so cruel.

Shatter Me is full of surprises, and romance that will leave you begging for more! I just fell in love with this book on the first page and for sure you will too.This book is a must-read!

I rated this 5 out of 5 stars!