Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (2)

                           Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine!

Expected Publication: March 20, 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Synopsis: Tessa's head over heels for Lucien, the son of a French diplomat. Sexy, artistic, and daring, he brings out a completely new side of her. So when Tessa's strict father forbids her to see Lucien, she's determined to keep their relationship a secret. But as Tessa gets caught up in Lucien, he becomes increasingly volatile.

Why I can't wait: This sounds kinda like an amzing retelling of Romeo and Juliet! Conway has an amazing writing style. I read one of her middle grade novels about two years ago when I was in fourth grade and I really enjoyed it so I can't wait to see what she can do in young adult. I also can't wait because well, this cover! Even though it has a really short synopsis it still sounds very interesting.
                                                      What are you waiting on?

Cover Reveal: The Crown of Embers

Title: The Crown of Embers
Author: Rae Carson
Series: Fire and Thorns #2
Expected Publication: September 18, 2012
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Synopsis: Elisa is the hero of her country. She led her people to victory against a terrifying enemy, and now she is their queen. But she is only seventeen years old. Her rivals may have simply retreated, choosing stealth over battle. And no one within her court trusts her-except Hector, the commander of the royal guard, and her companions. As the country begins to crumble beneath her and her enemies emerge from the shadows, Elisa will take another journey. With a one-eyed warrior, a loyal friend, an enemy defector, and the man she is falling in love with, Elisa crosses the ocean in search of the perilous, uncharted, and mythical source of the Godstone’s power. That is not all she finds.

Let me just start off by saying that this cover is so beautiful and I probably think that because it has purple which is my fave color. The first book in this series has been on my wishlist for so long but I will probably wait and get it when this comes out so I can read them back to back. I was so excited when I saw Rae had posted a link to the cover so I asked her if I could do a cover reveal and she said I could.

                                                      Fire and Thorns series:
The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns, #2)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Review: Entwined by Heather Dixon

Published: March 29, 2011
Publisher: Harpercollins
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Page Count: 282
Synopsis: Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her . . . beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing . . . it's taken away. All of it.

The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. And so he extends an invitation.

Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest.

But there is a cost.

The Keeper likes to keep things.

Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late.

Review: When I turned on my Nook to start reading this, I though I was going into a magical world with ballgowns and lots of other princess like things, and I did. It wasn't your normal princess story though. It was dark in some parts but surprisingly held my attention.
      I have to say what I didnt't like and that was that the pacing was so slow and it took me almost five days to get through this book so I got behind in my reading. The last probably fifty pages were definitetly the best and I felt that at least one hundred pages probably could've been cut out of this book. I would still recommend it but it definitely was not my favorite novel. This was a standalone book which was a nice break from reading huge series and I felt like this could've turned into a duology with all that happened in this book. My favorite character was probably Bramble because she was so dang spunky and had a good humor. I am NOT trying to bash this book or the author in any way. It just wasn't the best book in my opinion.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

IMM (3)

                               In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren!

From NetGalley:

                             HollyWeird by Terri Clark (HUGE THANKS to Flux Books!)
Galley Grab:
    Never Enough by Denise Jaden (HUGE THANKS to Simon and Schuster)

                                  What did you get in your mailbox?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

2012 Ebook Challenge

This challenge is being hosted by Sarah at Workaday Reads!


1. Floppy Disk- 5 ebooks
2. CD - 10 ebooks
3. DVD - 25 ebooks
4. Memory Stick - 50 ebooks
5. Hard Drive - 75 ebooks
6. Server - 100 ebooks
7. Human Brain - 150 ebooks

I am going to go for Level 4, 25 ebooks. I read ebooks now that I have an ereader and this will help me read my NetGalley books that I get and always end up on the bottom of my pile. Alot of the time ebooks always go to the bottom of by TBR so this will hopefully help with that too.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday! (1)

                      Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine!

Expected Publication: April 24, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Synopsis: Two days before the start of her junior year, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed—as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she's opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn't possible, she knows—with every fiber of her being—that Ben has somehow brought her back to life.

But her revival, and Ben's possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI agent father's files for clues about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to something—but to what? And when someone close to Janelle is killed, she can no longer deny what's right in front of her: Everything that's happened—the accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben's sudden appearance in her life—points to the end of life as she knows it. And as the clock ticks down, she realizes that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she's going to need to uncover Ben's secrets—and keep from falling in love with him in the process.

Why I am excited about it: That synopsis!! Omg! Ok I am probably going to fangirl over this so much after this comes out. I love the idea of it and it sounds like something very unique to the young adult genre instead of dystopian. This is also a debut so I am DEFINITELY adding this to my list and I hope you will too if you like it.

                                           What are you waiting on?
                                Leave a link below and I will check it out!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Catching Jordan

Published: December 1, 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Format: Ebook
Page Count: 252

What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though-she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys, and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university. But now there's a new guy in town who threatens her starting position... suddenly she's hoping he'll see her as more than just a teammate.

Review: Let me just start off by saying that this book is not your average romance. I loved the idea that a high school girl could play football and better, be the quarterback. It just shows that because football is a male dominant sport, girls can play too. I loved the characters like Jordan, JJ, Carter, and OMG HENRY!
I felt that Miranda did a great job with them and I felt that I was there with them rather them reading about them which I find kinda rare in contemporary these days. The only thing that really brought this down on my rating scale was that when they were at the football games, they talked about some moves and me not being a football fan, didn't quite understand them so I was a bit confused at points I felt I shouldn't have been left out of.
      I felt that Catching Jordan was a phanominal debut and I can't wait to read Miranda's next novel, Stealing Parker, which is about baseball. I actually like baseball! I can't wait to be sucked into another person's life.

*This counted in my Completely Contemp Challenge hosted by Chick Loves Lit and my Ebook Challenge*

Sunday, February 19, 2012

2012 Debut Author Challenge

This is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.
For the official rules you can click the link above.

  • Read and review 12 debut author's work.

I am really excited to be participating in this challenge as a VERY new book blogger and I hope you are excited to. If you know of any books for this, just leave them in the comments section and I will check it out.