Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (30)

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

I'm going to continue to do double books until I get caught up with my schedule!

This week, I am anticipating The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris and Emergent by Rachel Cohn. TFoP looks SO good and I can't wait to get my hands on it! I really want to read ALL of Rachel's stuff, but am planning on getting her various works over time through binge-buying. Beta by Rachel Cohn was SO good, and it's been two years since it came out. I've been waiting and waiting, and the time if finally here! I can't wait to figure out what happens next after the major cliffhanger of the first book!


The Fine Art of Pretending

According to the guys at Fairfield Academy, there are two types of girls: the kind you hook up with, and the kind you're friends with. Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Reed is the second type. And she hates it. With just one year left to change her rank, she devises a plan to become the first type by homecoming, and she sets her sights on the perfect date—Justin Carter, Fairfield Academy’s biggest hottie and most notorious player.

With 57 days until the dance, Aly launches Operation Sex Appeal and sheds her tomboy image. The only thing left is for Justin actually to notice her. Enter best friend Brandon Taylor, the school’s second biggest hottie, and now Aly’s pretend boyfriend. With his help, elevating from “funny friend” to “tempting vixen” is only a matter of time.

But when everything goes according to plan, the inevitable “break up” leaves their friendship in shambles, and Aly and Brandon with feelings they can’t explain. And the fake couple discovers pretending can sometimes cost you the one thing you never expected to want.

Release: September 30, 2014


Zhara, the First. Elysia, her clone. On the surface, they are identical. But looks can be deceiving.

When Zhara plays, she plays to win. She thought she had escaped the horrors of Doctor Lusardi's cloning compound. But the nightmare is just beginning. Elysia has taken everything from Zhara-a softer, prettier version of herself and an inescapable reminder of all she's failed at in her life. Now the man Zhara loves has replaced her with Elysia. Zhara will get her clone out of the way, no matter the cost.

Elysia has finally learned the truth: she has a soul. Her First is alive. She knows it hurts Zhara to see her with Alexander, but she can't give him up. The genetically-perfected Aquine has chosen as her as his life mate, and their days together are limited.

Elysia can't remain in the Rave Caves off the shores of Denesme forever. Revolution is brewing on the island paradise. Hundreds of soulless clones remain imprisoned like Elysia once was, slaves to the whims of their owners-wealthy human inhabitants of the island. As a group of clones and humans, led by Alexander, plot an insurrection that will turn Denesme's world upside down, Elysia knows her place is fighting by his side. Terrible sacrifices must be made to defeat Denesme's twisted regime. But even the greatest losses cannot prepare Elysia for the ticking time bomb built into her own programming...

Release: October 7, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ten Authors I've Only Read One Book Buy, But Must Read More Of

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

I have decided to participate in Top Ten Tuesday. I just couldn't help myself. I love making lists, and this is a fun way of doing it!

1. Laurie Halse Anderson: I've only read her novel Speak, but I MUST read everything else!

2. Ryan Graudin: All That Glows is SO amazing, and I need the author's next book NOW!

3. C. J. Redwine: I really enjoyed Defiance and I must know how the trilogy ends.

4. Jen McConnel: Along with her amazing YA novel, Jen also has a set of eBook-only NA novels that look FANTASTIC!

5. Laini Taylor: I really loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and couldn't really get into the second one, but I am determined to try again!

6. Holly Black: I've read Tithe, and after the wonderfulness that was that book, the others better keep coming!

7. Kelly Hashway: I got Touch of Death on New Year's Eve at 8 o'clock at night, which was pretty fun. I really enjoyed it, but haven't managed to pick up the other two yet.

8. Chloe Jacobs: Greta and the Goblin King was FANTABULOUS! I need Greta and the Glass Kingdom right this very instant!

9. Rosamund Hodge: Cruel Beauty was one of the first few ARCs I got, and I absolutely adored it. I can't wait to read anything else she publishes!

10. Sara Raasch: I got an ARC of Snow Like Ashes this summer and dear god that was amazing!

So basically, I want all the books! *grabby hands*

What are some authors you want to read more of?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cover Reveal: Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Holy cow, y'all! We are so excited to bring you the Cover Reveal for Jennifer L. Armentrout's WICKED! WICKED is a New Adult Paranormal Romance and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wicked Trilogy. It is being released on December 8th, 2014. So make sure you pre-order it today!! (Yes, I know this is late. The original email with the details got lost in cyberspace and then my internet died, so I couldn't get it up until now!)



Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.

Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.

But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.

You Can Find it At:

Author Bio:

# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.

Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

You Can Find Her At:

I am super excited for this book! Plus, it comes out on my birthday! What better way to celebrate than a Jennifer L. Armentrout book? What do you think of the cover? I know I love it!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Books That NEED More Attention

Yes, I've been making a lot of lists lately, but I'm lazy and it's easier to make lists than to write reviews while I'm adjusting to high school. So there.

Anyways, here's a list of books that I think aren't getting enough attention!

The Archived by Victoria Schwab-After the end of the second book, I need to know what happens next. Currently, there's no info on the third book, except that it *might* happen.

Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs-Basically, if it's published by Entangled, you must read it, this one more than most. I mean, come on, there's GOBLINS in it!

The Girl Who Never Was by Skylar Dorset-For all I know, this might be some widely read phenomenon, but I only just heard of it this summer, and it's AMAZING!

Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman-Another publisher you must read everything they publish! Month9Books is not only amazing, but local for me. Boneseeker is perfection in every way imaginable!

Daughter of Chaos by Jen McConnel-I've met Jen on multiple occasions, and she just rocks. Daughter of Chaos combines witches and all the gods, which is insanely cool!

Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran-This book is more adult, but everyone must read it. A fictitious telling of what happened over the five years Cleopatra Selene VIII was in Rome that blows my socks off every time.

Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon-Here's the thing. These books rock. Yet not enough people are reading them, so the third book hasn't been picked up, and I NEED it! So let's gather the troops and do this thing!

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins-Just read it. Kai is the son of the demon of lust. 'Nuff said.

Vivian Divine is Dead by Lauren Sabel-This is amazing and wonderful and all around perfect. You never know who's evil and who's good or what's going to happen next!

Friday, September 12, 2014


A couple months back, I got really into the #WeNeedDiverseBooks tag on Twitter. Now, I've gathered some of the books off of my shelves that I think are diverse and should be shared with the world. Not see one on the list? Add it in the comments!

Vivian Divine is Dead by Lauren Sabel (character of color)

All the Colors of Love by Jessica Freely (not for younger readers) (LGBTQ relationship)

Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens (Sexual violence)

Don't Touch by Rachel M. Wilson (Anxiety disorder)

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (Sexual violence)

Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern (Disabilities in teens)

Crank by Ellen Hopkins (Drug abuse)

The Theory of Everything by J. J. Johnson (PTSD, grief, etc)

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (Eating disorders-anorexia)

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (LGBTQ relationship)

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskin (Mental disorders in children, loss)

And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard (Teen pregnancy)

She is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick (Blindness in teens)

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (Character of color, body image)

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