Monday, April 29, 2013

Review: Hidden Among Us by Katy Moran

Hidden Among Us by Katy Moran
Published: March 7, 2013

When Lissy meets a mysterious and strangely beautiful boy on her way to Hopesay Edge, she is deeply unsettled by their encounter.

She discovers that the boy, Larkspur, is a member of the Hidden, an ancient group of elven people, whose secrets lie buried at Hopesay Reach. Before long, Lissy and her brother Rafe find themselves caught by a powerful magic and fighting to escape a bargain that can never be broken.

*ARC copy provided by The Book Depository

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Review: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3)
by Cassandra Clare
Published: March 19, 2013

Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.

Tessa Gray should be happy - aren't all brides happy?
Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute.
A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa's heart, will do anything to save her.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Review: With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent

With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7)
by Rachel Vincent
Published: March 26, 2013

What does it mean when your school is voted the most dangerous in America? It's time to kick some hellion butt...

After not really surviving her junior year (does "undead" count as survival?), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from the hellions causing all the trouble. She's going to find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another in order to protect her friends and finish this war, once and forever.

But then she meets Wrath and understands that she's closer to the edge than she's ever been. And when one more person close to her is taken, Kaylee realizes she can't save everyone she loves without risking everything she has...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Review: Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent

Before I Wake (Soul Screamers #6)
by Rachel Vincent
Published: June 26, 2012

I died on a Thursday—killed by a monster intent on stealing my soul. The good news? He didn't get it.

The bad news? Turns out not even death will get you out of high school…

Covering up her own murder was one thing, but faking life is much harder than Kaylee Cavanaugh expected. After weeks spent "recovering," she's back in school, fighting to stay visible to the human world, struggling to fit in with her friends and planning time alone with her new reaper boyfriend.

But to earn her keep in the human world, Kaylee must reclaim stolen souls, and when her first assignment brings her face-to-face with an old foe, she knows the game has changed. Her immortal status won't keep her safe. And this time Kaylee isn't just gambling with her own life….

Monday, April 22, 2013

April Releases

April 2013 Newly Released Books

(Eve #3)
by Anna Carey
Published: April 2, 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Review: Every Day by David Levithan

Every Day
by David Levithan
Published: August 28, 2012

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.

There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.

It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Review: Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #3)
by Maggie Stiefvater
Published: July 12, 2011

When Sam met Grace, he was a wolf and she was a girl. Eventually he found a way to become a boy, and their loved moved from curious distance to the intense closeness of shared lives.

That should have been the end of their story. But Grace was not meant to stay human. Now she is the wolf. And the wolves of Mercy Falls are about to be kill in one final, spectacular hunt.

Sam would do anything for Grace. But can one boy and one love really change a hostile, predatory world? The past, the present, and the future are about to collide in one pure moment - a moment of death or life, farewell or forever.

Monday, April 15, 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Movie Trailer

I am a big fan of the book. And I liked how the first movie adaptation turned out so it's not a surprise that I would be pining for Catching Fire. Also, it's my favorite book in the series!

The trailer premiered at the MTV Movie Awards. Catching Fire will arrive in theaters on November 22, 2013.

How did you like the trailer?

Sunday, April 14, 2013

How I'm Spending My [Supposedly] Summer Break

Longest week EVER! Summer classes started last Wednesday *pout* but I’ve been exhausted days before it. On Monday I have something I needed to do at school but woke up late so I only managed to grab 3 – three! – Grapes for breakfast in my hurry to go. Around noon I decided to go to my mom’s office and ask her the money I needed for my enrollment but was caught in traffic which made the usually 15-minute travel an hour. When I arrived, I didn’t have much time left to grab lunch so I just hurried back to school, paid my fees at the business office then met up with my co-officers for our club meeting. At 3PM I excused myself from the meeting for another school related appointment (it was kind of a debate) which I did not expect to last for THREE. HOURS. I FINALLY had my breakfast AND lunch at 6PM. At the end of the day, I had a massive headache.

Tuesday was a holiday so I was 100x relieved. That was the only time I found for reading because the days that followed were as hectic. My schedule is so tight that I can’t get enough time for blogging and reading – even at night! My class starts at 10AM and ends at 7.30PM with one and a half hour break in between three subjects.

I was really looking forward for some not-school-related business this Saturday that I decided to make a to-do list the night before so I can finish as much work as I can the following day. That list turned out to be unnecessary since I only managed to cross out one from it. The leadership orientation which I thought would only last for a couple hours or probably the whole morning turned out to be a whole-day activity. My head hurts too much to do anything afterwards which meant I wasn’t able to blog, much less write a single review. 

ON A POSITIVE NOTE. At least I got to be a free teenager on the first week of April and I was very happy to have read 7 books before things got inevitably time-restricted. I just finished my 8th book which had the opportunity to sit on my currently reading shelf for almost a week before I finally reached the last page – a sure sign that everything else except school – or maybe that, too – would be slow going for now. *sigh* My only solution with regards to blogging is to schedule my posts earlier – not a very easy feat for me since I can be the queen of procrastination and I’m not really used to scheduling anything in my blog except tours and reveals. When it comes to my own posts – or anything else for that matter, I prefer spontaneity. But, well, that can be changed. Starting now.

Okay. Now I’m off to do a report, study for my two quizzes tomorrow, write a review, schedule a post, etc. etc. Sounds like a perfect summer to me :)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Cover Reveal: A Shard of Ice by Alivia Anders

Hi guys! I am so ecstatic to share to you today the insanely gorgeous cover of A Shard of Ice. Can't wait to read the book! The synopsis sounds really awesome.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2)
by Tahereh Mafi
Published: February 5, 2013

it's almost
time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Cover Reveal: The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa

OHMYGOD, you guys. The moment I saw this cover my insides turned to mush, because Julie Kagawa - the most amazing author ever - has given us yet another fuel for our hungry eyes to feast on. Holy mother afhkbkjwsfad.. LOOK AT THIS!!!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

(The Lunar Chronicles #2)
by Marissa Meyer
Published: February 5, 2013

The fates of Cinder and Scarlet collide as a Lunar threat spreads across the Earth...

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cover Reveal: The Faerie Prince by Rachel Morgan

When I first heard of Rachel Morgan's Creepy Hollow novellas, I was immediately intrigued. Faeries, kick-ass guardians, witty characters.. what more could you ask for? And it really wouldn't hurt to try at least one knowing how short it is. But boy, was I wrong. Since I read the first novella, I was hooked and begging for more. It definitely exceeded my expectations that this mini-series and the author immediately became a favorite. Want more proof? Read my review here. And the most amazing news is of course, she's going to make it into a novel-length book! This made me and my sister jump up and down with glee. Plus, it also has one of the most amazing cover ever!!!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Review: Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2)
by Jamie McGuire
Publication Date: April 2, 2013

Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Can you love someone too much?
Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.

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