Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cover Reveal: Willowgrove

(Hemlock #3)
Publication Date: January 6, 2015
Hardcover, 368 pages, Katherine Tegan Books
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Willowgrove is Kathleen Peacock's riveting conclusion to the Hemlock trilogy, a dark, romantic, paranormal suspense series that pits friendship against survival, and trust against love.

Ever since Mac's best friend, Amy, was murdered, Hemlock has been a dangerous place. But now that Mac, her boyfriend, Kyle, and Amy's ex, Jason, have investigated a mass breakout from Thornhill, a werewolf "rehabilitation" camp, the danger has only grown. Fear of the infection spreading is now at an all-time high, and anyone with a scar is suspected of being a wolf.

What makes Mac even more afraid, though, are the dark experiments that the warden of Thornhill was performing on wolves in a secret asylum called Willowgrove. Uncovering the truth about what happened may be the only way for Mac to save everyone she loves and end her nightmares for good.

My Thoughts

This is definitely the prettiest book of the trilogy! I love it sooooo much! I can’t believe I have to wait so freakin’ much longer for this book to come out. Grr…

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Review: Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

Let’s Get Lost
Publication Date: July 19, 2014
Hardcover, 304 pages, Harlequin Teen
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Five strangers. Countless adventures.One epic way to get lost.

Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most.

There's HUDSON, a small-town mechanic who is willing to throw away his dreams for true love. And BREE, a runaway who seizes every Tuesday—and a few stolen goods along the way. ELLIOT believes in happy endings…until his own life goes off-script. And SONIA worries that when she lost her boyfriend, she also lost the ability to love.

Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila's own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth— sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you're looking for is to get lost along the way.

My Review 

Let's Get Lost isn't something I would normally purchase for myself. In fact, if I hadn't of been requested to review this book, I would never have even known what I was missing out on.

This story was gut-wrenching, heart-warming and totally hilarious all at the same time. I didn't expect Leila to be who she was, I actually thought that she was some kind of guardian angel, who lead her charges down their correct path in the form of a teenager on a road-trip to the Northern Lights.

The other characters in the story (otherwise known as Leila's charges), even though we only got a chunk of their lives condensed into about 60 pages, were given personalities that set themselves apart from the others'. Hudson was lyrical and wistful, Bree was rebellious, but not, Elliot was desperate and charming, while Sonia was heartbroken and in love.

I just wish that I could feel half of what all of these characters experience in their lives. Not the pain, but the possibilities.

The book did get kind of slow after the first 40 pages, but once I made it about halfway through the book, it picked up again.

If you're looking for a story that will make you think, definitely check this book out.

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

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Death Marked

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, what's really got my pages in a twist is...

Death Marked
(Death Sworn #2)
Publication Date: March 3, 2014
Hardcover, 400 pages, Greenwillow
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

A young sorceress’s entire life has been shaped to destroy the empire controlling her world. But if everything she knows is a lie, will she even want to fulfill her destiny? The sequel to Death Sworn is just as full of magic and surprising revelations, and will thrill fans of Leigh Bardugo and Robin LaFevers.

At seventeen, Ileni lost her magical power and was exiled to the hidden caves of the assassins. She never thought she would survive long. But she discovered she was always meant to end up, powerless, in the caves as part of an elder sorcerer’s plan to destroy the evil Empire they'd battled so long. Except that Ileni is not an assassin, and she doesn't want to be a weapon. And, after everything, she’s not even sure she knows the truth. Now, at the very heart of the Empire—its academy for sorcerers—the truth is what she seeks. What she finds challenges every belief she holds dear—and it threatens her fledgling romance with the young master of assassins.

Leah Cypess spins an intricate and beautiful conclusion to Ileni's story. In the end, it may not be the epic decisions that bring down an empire, but the small ones that pierce the heart.

My Thoughts

I read the first book. LOOOOOVED IT! It had smexy assassins, magic, mystery and just a pile of awesome-sauce. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

What book are you waiting for this Wednesday?