Friday, 30 September 2011

{On My Wishlist} 6

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.
Fury by Elizabeth Miles
Release Date: August 30th 2011
It’s winter break in Ascension, Maine. The snow is falling and everything looks pristine and peaceful. But not all is as it seems...
Between cozy traditions and parties with her friends, Emily loves the holidays. And this year’s even better--the guy she’s been into for months is finally noticing her. But Em knows if she starts things with him, there’s no turning back. Because his girlfriend is Em’s best friend.
On the other side of town, Chase is having problems of his own. The stress of his home life is starting to take its toll, and his social life is unraveling. But that’s nothing compared to what’s really haunting him. Chase has done something cruel...something the perfect guy he pretends to be would never do. And it’s only a matter of time before he’s exposed.
In Ascension, mistakes can be deadly. And three girls—three beautiful, mysterious girls—are here to choose who will pay.
Em and Chase have been chosen.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

{Waiting on Wednesday} 10: The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova
Set against the backdrop of a Coney Island summer comes The Vicious Deep, the story of sixteen year old Tristan Hart whose life is turned upside down when the mermaids make an unscheduled return to land in search of their new king.

When a sudden storm pulls Tristan from lifeguard duty into a deadly riptide, he discovers what he really is—a prince of the Sea Court. Turns out, his girlfriend hopping and talents as a swimmer aren’t caused by his teenage prime hormones after all.

In this modern Arthurian tale with a twist, when all a guy wants to do is get The Girl and enjoy the freak show that is a Coney Island summer, Tristan has to fight for his life, the lives of his friends, and his humanity, if he still wants it, as he’s caught in a race for a throne that is as ancient as the gods.
What are you Waiting on this Wednesday?
Leave a Link and I'll be sure to check it out! 

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

{Top Ten Tuesday} 6

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It was created because of their love of lists.
This week's topic is:
Top Ten Books I want to reread
(in no particular order)
  1. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
  2. Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
  3. Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
  4. Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr
  5.  Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr
  6. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer 
  7. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
  8. Clarity by Kim Harrington
  9. A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies
  10.  Love Struck by Melissa Marr 

Monday, 26 September 2011

{Cover Crazy} 5: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Cover Crazy is hosted by Tawni at The Book WormsStop by and join in on the fun.
This week I am crazy about the cover for:
Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
For months part-angel Clara Gardner trained to face the raging forest fire from her visions and rescue the alluring and mysterious Christian Prescott from the blaze. But nothing could prepare her for the fateful decisions she would be forced to make that day, or the startling revelation that her purpose—the task she was put on earth to accomplish—is not as straightforward as she thought. Now, torn between her increasingly complicated feelings for Christian and her love for her boyfriend, Tucker, Clara struggles to make sense of what she was supposed to do the day of the fire. And, as she is drawn further into the world of part angels and the growing conflict between White Wings and Black Wings, Clara learns of the terrifying new reality that she must face: Someone close to her will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning.

Described by Richelle Mead as “utterly captivating,” Unearthly received outstanding reviews, garnered accolades from New York Times bestselling authors, and was named an Indie Next Pick. In this heart-wrenching sequel, Cynthia Hand expertly captures the all-consuming joy of first love—and the agony of loss. This beautifully woven tale will appeal to fans of Lauren Kate, Becca Fitzpatrick, and Aprilynne Pike. 

I love this cover so much due to the swashes which makes the seemingly plain font of the title seem all the more intricate and I like how the cover is different to anything I have ever seen because it is a blue colour and I plan to read the first book; Unearthly soon and cannot wait to see how this cover looks on the actual book when it is all shiny and such and if you don't know how beautiful the cover for Unearthly is then please go look it up and just imagine it all shiny, some of the best covers for a series I have ever seen!

Saturday, 24 September 2011

{On My Wishlist} 5

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Release Date: 4 January 2011
In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . .
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.
Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place—and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make—between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?
Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

{Guest Post} Elana Johnson

About Elana:
I would like to introduce to you author, Elana Johnson,, the author of Possession!

Vi knows the Rule: Girls don't walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn...and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi's future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself. But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they're set on convincing Vi to become one of them...starting by brainwashing Zenn. Vi can't leave Zenn in the Thinkers' hands, but she's wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous--everything Zenn's not. Vi can't quite trust Jag and can't quite resist him, but she also can't give up on Zenn.This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.

Childhood Books and How They Shaped Me
By Elana Johnson

Okay, so I’ll be the first to admit that my memory is not what it once was. Or that it ever was. Ha.

But today I’m going to talk a little bit about the books I read as a child and why I love them.

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I love the Little House books, and I’ve read them over and over. There’s just something magical about the pioneer times, I think, and I love these books so much, I just ordered the complete set for my daughter.

We’re going to read them together at night, just like my grandma did for me. I think that’s where my love of reading stems from: my grandma.

As I grew up, I didn’t rely on books as much as I did when I was in elementary school. I read only because I had to for an assignment. But as I became an adult, I started reading for enjoyment again.

I read books my son was reading (Magic Tree House, anyone?). I read Harry Potter. And that’s when I realized there was a whole new world out there. The world of YA books. I started reading those, and I’ve never looked back.

There’s just something about reading a fast-paced, angsty story that gets me right—here.

So when I sat down to write—I’ve never wanted to be a writer. I majored in mathematics and elementary education—I immediately tuned in to the YA genre. I didn’t even know what dystopian was until I read Scott Westerfeld’s UGLIES in early 2008. When I finished, I thought, “I want to write a book like this.”

So I figured out what “this” was, and wrote a book in the dystopian genre. Thus, POSSESSION was born.

Since then, I’ve read many YA and middle grade novels I simply love. SKIN HUNGER (by Kathleen Duey) and THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX (by Mary E. Pearson) are some of my favorites in the YA world. I don’t read as much middle grade, but I do enjoy the Septimus Heap books by Angie Sage and THE MAGIC THEIF by Sarah Prineas. Oh, and anything by Cornelia Funke, notably DRAGONRIDER and INKHEART.

Thank you so much for stopping by Elana!

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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

{Waiting on Wednesday} 9: SLIDE by Jill Hathaway

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
 SLIDE by Jill Hathaway
Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. She was murdered.

Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn’t actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else’s mind and experiences the world through that person’s eyes. She’s slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed “friend” when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie’s slashed body.

Vee desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? It sounds so crazy that she can’t bring herself to tell her best friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in Rollins, he has been acting off lately, more distant, especially now that she’s been spending more time with Zane.

Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again.
What are you Waiting on this Wednesday?
Leave a link and I'll be sure to check it out!

Monday, 19 September 2011

{Cover Crazy} 5: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Cover Crazy is hosted by Tawni at The Book WormsStop by and join in on the fun.
This week I am crazy about the cover for:
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever.

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.

As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's...
I am only a fan red and black as a combo on some book covers but I find that I like this cover more and more the more I look at it(I don't think I have ever used the word more so many times in one sentence!) But I love this cover and how the dress fades in to the smoke and this cover was done extremely well over all!
What covers are you crazy for?

Sunday, 18 September 2011

{In My Mailbox} 8

IMM is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at: The Story Siren. You can find official information like how to participate, why it was started and other goodies about IMM on the IMM Page
 In My Mailbox this week:
 Well I would like to introduce my new co-blogger; Bree who also posts at The Magic Attick, so we have quite a few books in our mailbox this week!
Huge thanks to:
NetGalley, Entangled Publishing, HarperCollins, FairSpot Publishing, Jennifer Estep, Kait Nolan, The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing, Jenna-Lynne Duncan

For Review:

For Blog Tour:

What did you receive in your mailbox this week?

Friday, 16 September 2011

{Follow Friday} 8

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by ParaJunkee – helping bloggers get out there and meet new bloggers!

Q. It's that pesky magic book fairy again! She has another wish: What imaginary book world would you like to make a reality?

I would want to make Summerland from Alyson Noel's Immortals series real because it sounds wonderful and you can manifest whatever you want to there! Imagine that...manifesting anything you desire! 

To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {ParajunkeeAlison Can Read}
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers - Jenni Elyse & Caught in the Pages
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say "hi" in your comments and that they are now following you.
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  7. If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog! 
Happy Follow Friday!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

{Waiting on Wednesday} 8: When The Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
When The Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen
In sixteen-year-old Felicita’s world, magic is strictly controlled—or so those in power like to believe. After her dearest friend, Ilven, kills herself to escape an arranged marriage, Felicita chooses freedom over privilege. She fakes her own death and leaves her sheltered life as one of Pelimburg’s magical elite behind. Living in the slums, scrubbing dishes for a living, she falls for charismatic Dash while also becoming fascinated with vampire Jannik. Then something shocking washes up on the beach: Ilven’s death has called out of the sea a dangerous, wild magic. Felicita must decide whether her loyalties lie with the family she abandoned . . . or with those who would twist this dark power to destroy Pelimburg’s caste system, and the whole city along with it.
What are you Waiting on this Wednesday?
Leave a link and I will be sure to check it out!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

{Top Ten Tuesday} 5

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It was created because of their love of lists.
This week's topic is:
Top Ten Books I Read Because of Another Blogger
(I am going to do this as the top ten books I plan on reading because of another blogger due to the fact that I read what I want to read first, I have read one or two of these already)
(in no particular order)
  1. A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford- Amber @ Me My Shelf and I
  2. Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton-  Amber @ Me My Shelf and I
  3. Don't Breathe A Word by Holly Cupala-  Amber @ Me My Shelf and I
  4. Fury by Elizabeth Miles- Lori @ Pure Imagination 
  5. Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma- Lori @ Pure Imagination
  6. Hourglass by Myra McEntire- Lori @ Pure Imagination
  7. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver- Amy @ Lady Reader's Bookstuff 
  8. Abandon by Meg Cabot-  Kristi @ The Story Siren
  9. Delirium by Lauren Oliver- Kristi @ The Story SPiren
  10. Uneartly by Cynthia Hand- Kristi @ The Story Siren 
Please go and visit the above blogs, they are all great and these bloggers are people that I really do look up to and I really admire the hard work, time and effort they put into creating their beautiful blogs!

Monday, 12 September 2011

{Cover Crazy} 4: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Cover Crazy is hosted by Tawni at The Book WormsStop by and join in on the fun.
This week I am crazy about the cover for:
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.It can.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.
She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.
She's wrong.

I love this cover so much and cannot wait to see what it will look like on a hardcover book. I like that the image is below the water and really creates an atmosphere of mystery for me personally and I love the font as it is simple yet intriguing!

What covers are you crazy for?