Monthly Archives: August 2012

Feature & Follow #4

The Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, it’s a great way to gain new followers and make new friends.

Q: Best cover? What is the best cover of a book that you’ve read and didn’t like?

I see we had two questions this week, but I chose this one because it’s actually easier to answer. My best cover for a book that I didn’t like would be the cover of Wrecked by Anna Davies. I always sometimes choose books to read considering their cover, I’ve told you this before. No news here! LOL My point is, Wrecked was no different. I actually liked the cover quite some, it’s not bad, come on! And along with the goodreads desciption I thought it was going to be a good read. As it turns out, it wasn’t. I haven’t read many bad books in my reading existence, in fact Wrecked is the first book to get a bad review from me ever. I’m not counting the Fifty Sahdes Trilogy, because I didn’t review those.

So, yes. Today’s winner is Wrecked by Anna Davies. [See my review here]

Now, tell me your best cover! Share your F&F in the comments bellow and I’ll make sure to check it out!

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Waiting On Wednesday: Transcend by Christine Fonseca

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release we are greatly anticipating.

This week’s selection is:

Book: Transcend

Author: Christine Fonseca

Release Date: September 18th 2012

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Book Description:

All seventeen-year-old composer Ien Montgomery desires is an escape from his family’s rigid expectations for his life; someone to inspire his music. When he meets a beautiful violin-prodigy, Kiera McDougal, his life music takes on new life. With her, he imagines a future outside of his parents’ control. That is, until a horrible accident tears them apart.

Sent to die in a sanatorium, Ien’s obsession for Kiera grows unbearable. Tortured by thoughts he can’t escape and the truth of his monstrous disfigurement, he flees, desperate to exact revenge on the people that ruined his life – his parents. But, vengeance is empty. Betrayed by those closest to him, Ien discovers that the price for his happiness may be his sanity.

Why I’m waiting:

This is an especial Waiting on Wednesday because I’ve actually won this book on a giveaway last week. Yay for me! But I won’t be getting it until it’s released, so duh! I can’t wait to get my hands on it. As you can see it’s still not yet available for purchase (at least not on Amazon or B&N) and I have no idea why, but I invite you to check it on goodreads and drive yourself crazy while waiting with me.

So, what are you waiting on?  Leave a comment with your WoW link below and I’ll make sure to check it out!

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Review: Existence (Existence Trilogy #1) by Abbi Glines

Book: Existence (Existence Trilogy #1)

Author:  Abbi Glines

Published: December 2011

My Rating: 5/5

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Book Description:

Seventeen year old Pagan Moore has seen souls her entire life. Once she realized the strangers she often saw walking through walls were not visible to anyone else, she started ignoring them. If she didn’t let them know she could see them, then they left her alone. Until she stepped out of her car the first day of school and saw an incredibly sexy guy lounging on a picnic table, watching her with an amused smirk on his face. Problem is, she knows he’s dead.

Not only does he not go away when she ignores him, but he does something none of the others have ever done. He speaks. Pagan is fascinated by the soul. What she doesn’t realize is that her appointed time to die is drawing near and the wickedly beautiful soul she is falling in love with is not a soul at all.

He is Death and he’s about to break all the rules.

My Review:

So, I think I need to say first, that when I finished reading Existence I was freaking the f*ck out, and then some.

Why you ask? For starters I didn’t want to accept it was over. That good enough for you? Seriously, I think I’ve never read a book so fast! Considering English is not my first language (and if you didn’t know this now you know, yay!) and I’m a pretty slow reader no matter what I read, I was really socked with myself after Existence.

But who cares about my reading speed! I’m getting carried away. Continue reading

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[ARC] Review: Origin by Jessica Khoury

Book: Origin

Author:  Jessica Khoury

Expected publication: September 4th 2012

My Rating: 4.5/5

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Book Description:

Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home—and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life.

Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia’s origin—a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever.

My Review:

Origin was… pretty spectacular!

It is hard to believe now, after I’m done, to think that I wasn’t even planning on reading it anytime soon. In fact I was completely skeptical towards it. I don’t know what it was, really, that made me hesitate. All I know is that after I saw the book trailer I thought: why not? I could give it a try. In fact, damn! It was a good book trailer, alright? It caught my attention and it got me to read the book, and I’m so very glad I did. Continue reading

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Stacking the Shelves #3

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. It’s all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. You can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and ebooks.

This is what I’ve been stacking my bookshelves with this week, and please leave me a link to your haul so I can check it out!

My Heart for Yours
By Jolene B. Perry

Heaven (Halo #3)
By Alexandra Adornetto

One Breath Away
By Heather Gudenkauf

Onyx (Lux #2)
By L. Armentrout

Why We Broke Up
By Daniel Handler.

Kiss of Darkness
By Loribelle Hunt

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Cover Reveal: Blood Doll (The Vampire Agápe #3) by Georgia Cates

It’s Cover Reveal time! And today we’re discovering Blood Doll (the third book in The Vampire Agápe series)’s cover. But first let’s hear what it is about, shall we?

Here’s the Book Description:

Solomon Alexander has faced huge obstacles during his existence, but they’re nothing in comparison to the one he’s about to hit head on. As leader of The Savannah Compound, part of Sol’s new position in the Coven of Landra is to guide the transition of fledgelings, newly turned vampires. It’s his job to save the unsavable. Being a Landra is what he’s done for over a century and he’s damn good at it, but everything he knows, practices and teaches is threatened when he is forced to drink from Avery Ferrand, a Blood Jewel.

The Blood Jewel is enshrouded with mystery, but one fact is known. There’s never been blood more desirable or addicting than Avery’s and there are consequences for any vampire that drinks it…including Solomon Alexander. Although he adamantly denies his need to feed from her, Avery suspects he’s lying but she has secrets of her own about the night he drank from her. She wanted him to and now she finds herself being drawn to Solomon in a way she shouldn’t. As Avery’s desire to be closer to Solomon grows, she finds herself considering something more dangerous than being found by the dangerous covens hunting her…asking Solomon if she can become his Blood Doll.

Now that you know what it is about, what do you say we take a peek at the cover? 3… 2… 1…

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Feature & Follow #3

The Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, it’s a great way to gain new followers and make new friends.

Q: Worst cover? What is the worst cover of a book that you’ve read and loved?

This question is actually pretty hard. All the books I’ve read and loved have pretty great covers. And I swear I didn’t read them because of the cover. Not most of them at least. But if I had to choose one I would have to go with  the cover of  Take This Regret by A.L. Jackson, because let’s face it, it’s not the prettiest cover out there. It really isn’t the worst either, it’s actually pretty decent (I’ve really seen worse lol), but it doesn’t particularly scream “read me! read me!” like some covers do, at least not to me. Yet, the book is really good. I still need to get my review up on the blog, but trust me, it’s a really good book. One of those emotional-rollercoaster kind of books.

Tell me your worst cover! Share your F&F in the comments bellow and I’ll make sure to check it out!

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