Title: Poison Princess Author: Kresley Cole Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Release Date: October 2, 2012 Pages: 369, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.21 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole introduces The Arcana Chronicles, post-apocalyptic tales filled with riveting action, the dark mysticism of Tarot cards, and breathtaking romance. She could save the world—or destroy it. Sixteen year old Evangeline “Evie” Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future—and they’re still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux. But she can’t do either alone. With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even though he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees… Read more »
Month: April 2013
Title: Pivot Point Author: Kasie West Publisher: HarperTeen Release Date: February 12, 2013 Pages: 352, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.12 stars My Rating: 4.5/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . . Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not. In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to… Read more »
Okay, I have added a ridiculous number of books to my To-Read list recently. I have no idea how I’m going to get to them all, but I’m sure going to try! Here are some of the books I’m most looking forward to (click on the images to see them on GoodReads)- There’s another book that I thought I added to my TBR list that I now can’t find and it’s driving me crazy! (I literally just searched for it for a half hour – that’s why I had to cut this list shorter than I was originally planning – I’m out of time!). The book was about a college age girl who has to keep living out alternate realities based on choices that a younger version of herself is making. But, I can’t for the life of me remember the title and now I can’t find it!! This… Read more »
Okay, as I mentioned, I’ve decided to join the Debut Author Challenge that’s run by Tara from Hobbitsies. (For this challenge, you have to read and review at least 12 debut YA (or MG) books in 2013. The books have to be released in 2013 and they have to either be the author’s very first book OR their first YA book.) So, I think I’ve come up with a list of books for the challenge – I reserve the right to change this as the year goes on, but this is what I’m starting with. I’ll update this list as the year goes on. Here’s it is (not necessarily in the order I’ll be reading them):For my current list, see my updated post HERE.
Is anyone else really looking forward to seeing what Richelle Mead has in store for us in her new Adult novel Gameboard of the Gods? I love her YA books, so I’m SO excited to see where this new novel takes us. If you haven’t yet, check out Richelle Mead’s blog where you’ll find character descriptions and two excerpts from the novel! The book is coming out June of this year, so be on the lookout!
I’ve decided to join the Debut Author Challenge that’s run by Tara from Hobbitsies. For this challenge, you have to read and review at least 12 debut YA (or MG) books in 2013. The books have to be released in 2013 and they have to either be the author’s very first book OR their first YA book. This seems like a fun challenge, and I love the idea of discovering some new authors so why not join, right? Be on the lookout for an upcoming post listing the books I’ve chosen for this challenge! (By the way, you don’t have to be a blogger to participate in the challenge, so check it out!) For my current list of books I’m reading for this challenge, see my updated post HERE.
Title: The Secret Circle Trilogy (The Initiation & The Captive Part I/The Captive Part II & The Power) Author: L.J. Smith Publisher: Harper Teen Release Date: 2008/2009 Pages: 396/390, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4/4.15 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: THE CIRCLE’S POWER HAS LURED HER HOME… Forced to move from sunny California to gloomy New England, Cassie longs for her old life. Even so, she feels a strange kinship to a terrifying group of teens who seem to rule her school. Initiated into the coven of witched that’s controlled New Salem for hundreds of years, she’s drawn into the Secret Circle, a thrill that’s both intoxicating and deadly. But when she falls for the mysterious and intriguing Adam, Cassie must choose whether to resist temptation or risk dark forces to get what she wants – even if it means that one wrong move could ultimately destroy her. MY TAKE The third book of the Secret Circle… Read more »
I found this fun idea on I’m Loving Books. Sarah came up with the idea of picking one random book out of your Goodreads To-Read list (using Random.org) to read within the month. Check out her site for more details… This sounded like a fun way to pick my next book, so I decided to go for it. Random.org chose book #38 for me, which happened to be The Power by L.J. Smith. The only problem is that The Power is book #3 in The Secret Circle series and I haven’t read the first two books. So, I decided to bend the rules just a little bit and read The Initiation (the first book in the series) instead. I actually added this book to my To-Read list on April 1, 2012 because I was watching the TV Series on The CW. This peaked my curiosity about the books (since the books… Read more »
Title: Splintered (Splintered #1) Author: A.G. Howard Publisher: Amulet Books Release Date: January 1, 2013 Pages: 371, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.02 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now. When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of… Read more »
Title: The Best of All Possible Worlds Author: Karen Lord Publisher: Del Rey Release Date: February 12th, 2013 Pages: 308, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 3.8 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: A proud and reserved alien society finds its homeland destroyed in an unprovoked act of aggression, and the survivors have no choice but to reach out to the indigenous humanoids of their adopted world, to whom they are distantly related. They wish to preserve their cherished way of life but come to discover that in order to preserve their culture, they may have to change it forever. Now a man and a woman from these two clashing societies must work together to save this vanishing race—and end up uncovering ancient mysteries with far-reaching ramifications. As their mission hangs in the balance, this unlikely team—one cool and cerebral, the other fiery and impulsive—just may find in each other their own destinies . . . and a… Read more »