Friday, June 29, 2012

Dystopian Covers Unveiled

Three HarperTeen dystopian covers were released recently, here they are...

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

Ahh... Perry's on the cover, I love it!

Requiem by Lauren Oliver

This is really weird looking to me. Her face is quite scary.

Fragments by Dan Wells

Everything about it is fine, except for the fact that the girl model is in almost the exact same pose as she was in Partials.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone's anticipating.
Sixteen-year-old Evie Greene thought her horrific apocalyptic hallucinations were a sign that she was slowly losing her mind. But when her visions come true, decimating the world around her and killing everyone she loves, Evie is forced to accept that she was seeing the future.

Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she turns to wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate, the gorgeous and dangerous Jackson Deveaux for help. As Jackson and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have got the same call and discover that Evie is not the only one with special powers. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and as the battle between good and evil intensifies, it is not always clear who is on which side…
This book just sounds awesome! Especially Jackson! Oh a Cajun, how sexy!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Cover Changes

Okay, so I know this happened a while ago, but it still is another cover change that makes me quite upset.

From this:

To this:

Now a lot of people said that the pretty girl with a pretty dress on wasn't the right type of cover for Shatter Me, and I agree. But what the heck does an eyeball have to do with anything? The new cover is just blah and weird to me.

What do you think?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone's anticipating.

Release Date: September 4, 2012

Three teenage descendants of Medusa, now united, must claim their heritage to fight the monsters escaped from the abyss.

Gretchen may have known she was a descendant of Medusa long before her sisters--after all, she's spent her life fighting the monsters that escape the abyss--but that doesn't mean it will be easy to teach the other girls the ropes.

Greer has pressing social commitments on her plate and precious little time to train in her newfound powers. But that wretched second sight won't leave her alone, and her fabled heritage seems to be creeping into her fashionable life.

Grace has worries closer to home--like why her brother, Thane, has disappeared. He's hiding something. Could it possibly be related to the secret heritage the triplets share?

The first Medusa Girls book, Sweet Venom, was a really fun, kick-butt, cute story. I'm excited to see the three girls at it again, and who knows, maybe their men will make a bigger appearance in this one?

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Rising Cover Reveal

So I just happened to stumble upon this cover on Goodreads. What do you think?

If this is the final cover, I'm so totally in love!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Taking a Leave of Absence

I have to go to my college orientation program so I'll be gone Wednesday and Thursday. I'm having to get ready for it and a vet appointment and still work so I'm staying away until Friday. Sorry peeps!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Gotta Go Grab

Gotta Go Grab is a weekly feature I'm re-starting. It highlights books that I need to buy that have already been released.

I need to go grab:

They're out for your soul.
And they don't have heaven in mind...

Willow knows she's different from other girls, and not just because she loves tinkering with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into the future and know people's dreams and hopes, their sorrows and regrets, just by touching them. she has no idea where this power comes from. But the assassin, Alex, does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows more about Willow than Willow herself does. He knows that her powers link to dark and dangerous forces and that he's one of the few humans left who can fight them. When Alex finds himself falling in love with his sworn enemy, he discovers that nothing is as it seems, least of all good and evil.

I've already read this book and loved it, I just never bought it while it was out in hardcover. Now I have to buy it online. Oh well...

What do you need to go grab?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone's anticipating.

Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally.

Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can’t. Like the fire that killed his parents.

Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he’s not doing it.

More than Gabriel’s pride is at stake -- this could cost him his family, maybe his life. And no one seems to hear him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Layne understands family problems, and she understands secrets. She has a few of her own.

Gabriel can’t let her guess about his brothers, about his abilities, about the danger that’s right at his heels. But there are some risks he can’t help taking.

The fuse is lit…

I just finished book one, Storm, and I absolutely LOVED it! I want to read about hot (literally) and sexy Gabriel. Swoon!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Shadows in the Silence: An Angelfire Novel Cover Reveal

The cover for Book #3 in the Angelfire trilogy, Shadows in the Silence, was released today on author Courtney Allison Moulton's blog.

I've got to say that it is completely different from what I imagined, but I do love it. A lot.

What do you think?

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Iron Knight Review

Ash, former prince of the Winter Court, gave up everything. His title, his home, even his vow of loyalty. All for a girl… and all for nothing.

Unless he can earn a soul.

To cold, emotionless faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought.

Then Meghan Chase—a half human, half fey slip of a girl— smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive.

With the (unwelcome) company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end— a quest to find a way to honor his solemn vow to stand by Meghan’s side.

To survive in the Iron realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. At least, no one has ever passed to tell the tale.

And then Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that turns reality upside down, challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.

My Review:

Be warned, spoilers may lie here.

I've been putting off this review for a looooong time. Not because I didn't enjoy the book. I did, thoroughly. But because I couldn't express why I enjoyed it or even the few things that I didn't necessarily like about it without being A) spoilery and B) too confusing. So I'm going to try and keep this as short as possible.

Ash is a hunk. He's dedicated and sexy and a fighter and sexy and gorgeous and sexy. How's that for a run-on sentence? His journey to make himself mortal is tear-jerking. All he wants is to be happy with the love of his life. Aww... Of course Puck has to come along on the ride and make some funnies along the way. So while Ash is busy sulking with only his hotness to keep him company, we have the pleasure of having Puck make corny comments and jokes.

The plot of the book was just one long journey. Ash had to find a way to get to be with Meghan, that's all there was to it. So the whole story went really fast. There was no stopping. However, there is a scene towards the end of the book that will have you absolutely bawling your eyeballs out, and if you don't at least have watery eyes at the end of it, then you have no soul. Just saying.

The one thing that I didn't like about this book was Arielle. While it didn't take away from Meghan and Ash's romance, it did seem to split it. There was too much focus on what happened to them and not the fact that Ash was supposed to be over her and on his way to be with Meghan.

So, if you haven't read The Iron King, what the heck is wrong with you?! Go pick it up and then grab the other two so that you can get your stubby little hands on this book!

4/5 stars

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

Friday, June 1, 2012

Stacking the Shelves: May Edition

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Here's what I got for the month of May:


Until I Die by Amy Plum

Dreamless by Josephine Angelini

Underworld by Meg Cabot

Body & Soul by Stacey Kade

Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock

Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione

If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Not pictured:

Hatchet by Gary Paulson

What's stacking up your shelves?