Saturday, December 31, 2011

I'm a Little Mad and I Overslept

Weird title, right? Well, I overslept and once I woke up I finished reading Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer. Now I am slightly ticked off. What does this mean? That there will be no post for today. It's a horrible excuse and I should be given a stern staredown, but I just can't post my top 5 love triangles when the one that I hated so badly ended even more awfully than I expected.
If you've ever had a reason for not blogging, other than a birthday, holiday, vacation, etc. feel free to comment on my lazy post. I will totally understand.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Top 5 Most-Hated Love Triangles

Everyone knows about the love triangle. It graces our books in some form or another. A girl, who for some reason, has these two SUPER HAWT guys fighting over her when the rest of us have no guys at all. Boo... Some love triangles however, are more lovable than others.

Here's my list and beware there may be spoilers ahead...
Hated Love Triangles
5. Lend vs. Reth

by Kiersten White

Personally, I just can't stand the thought of poor Lend getting his heart broken if Evie even dares to choose Reth. Lend is so sweet and cute! Don't be tempted Evie!
4. Archer vs. Cal

by Rachel Hawkins

I thought Cal was such a cute character! He was introduced in Hex Hall, but he wasn't really given an appearance. He got a major appearance in Demonglass only to have Archer steal all of his thunder. Don't get me wrong, I love Archer, but the introduction to Cal, only to have him lose out in the end (if that's what happens in Spell Bound) will be soooo sad...
3. Peeta vs. Gale

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

I don't know about you, but this one just made me mad. At the end of Mockingjay *spoiler alert* Katniss just ends up with Peeta. She doesn't choose him nor does she even state that she loves him. She just gets with him because Gale left and that was it. Grr! I am a Peeta girl all the way, but come on Katniss! Show a little emotion, will ya?!
2. Tucker vs. Christian

by Cynthia Hand

There should be absolutely no contest in my mind about who Clara should choose! Tucker is way too good to be thrown into one of these ridiculous love triangles! Tucker is like my favorite book bf of all time! If Clara can't realize what a great guy she has waiting for her then I don't know if I can like her, at all.
1. Ren vs. Shay

by Andrea Cremer

Here it is. My most dreaded love triangle. Why I hate this one with such a passion? One reason. Ren doesn't stand a chance. All the polls have a majority vote for Ren, but I have this horrible feeling that Ms. Cremer has written Shay as the other half of Calla in Bloodrose. Who knows, maybe Calla will end up alone, but that still doesn't solve my problem. Ren is AMAZING and I really want him to end up with Calla because she is a very strong character and if she did end up with him this series would be sooo much better for me. Please do the right thing Calla and pick Ren. Please...?

There you have it. My top 5 most-hated love triangles. And despite my ranting, I do love these books, just so you know. I'll be back for tomorrow's most-loved love triangles so stay tuned!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Book That I'd Kill to Have

I need this book! I don't think anyone can understand how much I need this book! I just finished Obsidian but I really want to read this! And it doesn't even come out until May! I'm gonna die!
No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Fear the Reaper ARC Contest

An ARC of Courtney Allison Moulton's upcoming Wings of the Wicked is what's up for grabs on CAM's Fear the Reaper contest. Check it out here.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Review: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

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...

Release Date: January 24, 2012

My Review

This book was gorgeous! It was fantastic! It was amazing! It was superb! This book had all of the makings of greatness! Now I'll tell you why.

The main character, a strong, but broken girl named Nikki, is given a very mysterious opening in this story that makes all other stories cry. Nikki leaves the readers questioning every detail of her life. We are told in little snippets what happened, and while those little snippets sometimes got unbelievably frustrating, they gave the story a serious rush of danger.

The plot to this story was like nothing I've ever read before. While the main story is chronological, there are parts to the story that happened a while ago. I couldn't believe an author could actually do this so amazingly well.

The boys of Everneath are, in one word, awesome. Cole, the guy that gets Nikki into a serious mess of trouble, is unrelenting and unbelievably smooth. He has answers for everything and is very sexy. Jack on the otherhand is the boy that Nikki grew up with. He's the boy that saved her. And he wants her back. At first I was a Cole girl, now however, I'm leaning towards Jack. You'll see why.

The ending to this book, while somewhat predictable, does set up for a very, VERY, good sequel starter. I'm uber excited to read Everneath #2. And for those of you who are wondering whether or not to purchase this book, there is no need to wonder. You HAVE to buy this book! It is way too good to pass up.

*Note: I received an ARC of this book to review from the publisher. This in no way altered my opinion/review.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Fear the Reaper Contest Part 2 is Up!

Courtney Allison Moulton is giving away a T-shirt. And it's not just any shirt. It's a shirt with Will's face on it. (swoon!) Here's a pic:

To learn the deets and enter the giveaway head here.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Vanish Review

To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely-guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone.

Back home, Jacinda is greeted with hostility and must work to prove her loyalty for both her sake and her family’s. Among the few who will even talk to her are Cassian, the pride’s heir apparent who has always wanted her, and her sister, Tamra, who has been forever changed by a twist of fate. Jacinda knows that she should forget Will and move on—that if he managed to remember and keep his promise to find her, it would only endanger them both. Yet she clings to the hope that someday they will be together again. When the chance arrives to follow her heart, will she risk everything for love?

In bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s dramatic follow-up to Firelight, forbidden love burns brighter than ever.

My Review:

First I have to discuss this amazing cover. How freakin' awesome is it?! 'Cuz I think it's unbelievably gorgeous! I love the shininess and the purple and well, everything!

Now that that's over let's get to the review. This book jumped right into the action from where Firelight ended. It was so well done that Vanish didn't even feel like another book. It was just a continuation of Firelight. There were no long spiels that you wanted to skip over because you already knew what happened, it was just BAM! here's the action, like it or don't. I, for one, chose to not only like it, but love it supremely.

Jacinda is still the strong, loving draki from before. She manages to stay strong in a lot of horrible situations and her and Will together hasn't changed a bit since book one. All of the characters were gorgeous in their descriptions and dialect. Even Cassian, who I didn't really like in Firelight, is given a part that totally makes me want to love him (but I am firmly Team Will!).

The only aspect of the book that I found I didn't like was how Jordan seemed to put all of the blame on poor Jacinda. She was constantly being blamed despite the fact that it was her mother, not her, who made all of the bad decisions.

All in all it was a beautifully written, totally amazing book of awesomeness. If you haven't read Firelight, go read it and then pick up Vanish. You seriously won't regret it!


*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley. This in no way altered my opinion/review.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Wings of the Wicked Fear the Reaper Contest!

It's back ladies and gentlemen! What's back you ask? The Fear the Reaper contest brought to you by author Courtney Allison Moulton! Woot! She's giving away a signed ARC of her second book, Wings of the Wicked (Angelfire #2).

Check out the deets here.