January 31, 2012

Books releasing this week

Week January 31 - February 6, 2012



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Wings of the Wicked


Incarnate


Harbinger


January 29, 2012

In My Mailbox (6)


In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren, which showcases the books we've purchased, won, borrowed and received in the mail this week.

These are the books in my mailbox this week.



BOUGHT:
Bloodrose (Nightshade #3) by Andrea Cremer (Goodreads)
Don´t Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala (Goodreads)
Crepusculo. La novela gráfica vol.1 by Stephenie Meyer (Goodreads)


WON:

Stolen Magic (Daugther of Prophecy #2) by Evelyn M. Byrne (Goodreads)
Thank you very much to the blog Smart Girls Read for the book and swag.

FREE EBOOKS:
The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines (Goodreads)
Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens (Goodreads)
Moon Spell by Samantha Young (Goodreads)
All Hallows Moon by SM Reine (Goodreads)
Breathless by V.J. Chambers (Goodreads)
The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton (Goodreads)

What´s in your mailbox?

January 26, 2012

Young Adult Giveaway Hop

Young Adult Giveaway Hop
January 27th to 31st

This is my first giveaway so I´m going to keep it simple. I´m giving away 1(one) paperback, you can choose between any of the books of Vampire Academy Series.



CLOSED

WINNER: Gisele Alv

January 25, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (8)



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

The book I´m waiting this week is:

Title: The Calling (Darkess Rising #2)
Author: Kelly Armstrong
Release date: April 10, 2012

In The Calling, the sizzling second book in the Darkness Rising trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong pumps up the romance, danger, and suspense that left readers of The Gathering clamoring for more.

Maya Delaney’s paw-print birthmark is the sign of what she truly is—a skin-walker. She can run faster, climb higher, and see better than nearly anyone else. Experiencing intense connections with the animals that roam the woods outside her home, Maya knows it’s only a matter of time before she’s able to Shift and become one of them. And she believes there may be others in her small town with surprising talents.

Now, Maya and her friends have been forced to flee from their homes during a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set. Then they’re kidnapped, and after a chilling helicopter crash, they find themselves in the Vancouver Island wilderness with nothing but their extraordinary abilities to help them get back home. Plentiful action and romance in this second installment in the Darkness Rising series will keep readers enthralled to the very last page!

Which book are you waiting this week? 

January 24, 2012

Books releasing this week

Week January 24 - 30, 2012
Book Trailers
Everneath
The Way We fall

January 23, 2012

My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent


Title: Soul Screamers Volume One
Author: Rachel Vincent
Publisher: Harlequin
Release date: Noviember 22, 2011.
Rating : 4.5/5


Buy it: Book Depository , Amazon
Read Excerpt here


My Soul to Take (goodreads description)
She doesn't see dead people. She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.

Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next.
I´m participating in the Soul Screamers Reading Challenge and the first read is My Soul to Take book 1 of the series. 


Kaylee Cavanaugh is a 16 year old girl, who suffers from panic attacks, caused by the proximity of a certain person when is near her and her way of controlling them is to get away from that person. If  she doesn´t  get away she feels the urge to scream until she loses her voice and also has a hunch that the person will die. 

And when she has a panic attack in front of the hottest guy from high school and he helps her, she at first doesn´t know what to do with this situation once the "panic attack" has pass and Nash Hudson start to pretend her and he had a reputation of changing of girlfriend every week. 

And when her hunch about the girl becames true, Kaylee decide to investigate.

So I´m going start by saying that this book is awesome! I love mythology and this new paranormal character is great, yes I love vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, all things paranormal but I love diversity and this book is a new breather for me.  And I really liked that there is romance, but it is not the main plot and has some very interesting turns. The focus of the story are the girls that  are dying for no apparent cause and Kaylee  decides to investigate.

This book is recommended for all those who like paranormal thrillers.

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My Soul to Take Covers
US                                  UK                               Spain


January 21, 2012

In My Mailbox (5)


In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren, which showcases the books we've purchased, won, borrowed and received in the mail this week.

These are the books in my mailbox this week.



BOUGHT:
The Gray Wolf Throne (Seven Realms #3) by Cinda Williams Chima (Goodreads)

WON:
Hush Hush (Hush Hush #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick (Goodreads)
Crescendo (Hush Hush #2) by Becca Fitzpatrick (Goodreads)
Silence (Hush Hush #3) by Becca Fitzpatrick (Goodreads)
Thank you very much to Ellen from the blog A World of Words for this books.

FREE EBOOKS:
For The Love of a Vampire(Blood Like Poison#1) by M. Leighton (Goodreads)
The Childe (The Childe #1) by C.A. Kunz (Goodreads)
Every Last Kiss (The Bloodstone Saga #1) by Courtner Cole (Goodreads)
Blood Will Tell (Warriors of Ankh#1) by Samantha Young (Goodreads)
Slumber (The Fade #1) by Samantha Young (Goodreads)
Anathema (Casual Enchantment #1) by K.A. Tucker (Goodreads)

What´s in your mailbox?

January 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (7)




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

The book I´m waiting this week is:

Title: Everneath
Author: Brodi Ashton
Release date: January 24, 2012
Goodreads
Read excerpt here

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever.
She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.
Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.
As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's...


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Which book are you waiting this week?

January 17, 2012

Books releasing this week

Week January 17 - 23, 2012





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Hallowed


Fracture


Tempest


Never Eighteen

January 13, 2012

Legend by Marie Lu



Title: Legend (Legend #1)
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release date: Noviember 29, 2011.
Rating : 4.5/5


Buy it: Book Depository , Amazon
Read Excerpt here


What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias' death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.


Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

I really enjoy this book, is a good dystopian novel with a lot of action and a conspiracy theory plot.
Legend is told from two points of view: June and Day (I like that the font color was different for June and Day).
June is a kick ass heroine and Day is a great counterpart, both are intelligent with analytical reasoning(especially June, she analyze everything). And my favorite character is Day, he´s protective, loyal, charming (in a peculiar way, he´s like a modern Robin Hood). 
I recommend this book to all the dystopian lovers.
Ohh, almost forgot, CBS films acquired the film rights of the book. source

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January 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (6)



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

The book I´m waiting this week is:

Title: Hallowed
Author: Cynthia Hand
Release date: January 17, 2012
For months part-angel Clara Gardner trained to face the raging forest fire from her visions and rescue the alluring and mysterious Christian Prescott from the blaze. But nothing could prepare her for the fateful decisions she would be forced to make that day, or the startling revelation that her purpose—the task she was put on earth to accomplish—is not as straightforward as she thought. Now, torn between her increasingly complicated feelings for Christian and her love for her boyfriend, Tucker, Clara struggles to make sense of what she was supposed to do the day of the fire. And, as she is drawn further into the world of part angels and the growing conflict between White Wings and Black Wings, Clara learns of the terrifying new reality that she must face: Someone close to her will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning. 

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Which book are you waiting this week?

January 10, 2012

Books releasing this week

Week January 10 - 16, 2012



A Million Suns(Across the Universe #2) by Beth Revis (Goodreads / Excerpt / Amazon / Bookdepository)
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Goodreads / Excerpt / Amazon / Bookdepository)
Ditched : A Love Story by Robin Mellom (Goodreads / Excerpt / Amazon / Bookdepository)
The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges (Goodreads / Excerpt / Amazon / Bookdepository)
Jessica Rules the Dark Side (Jessica #2) by Beth Fantaskey (Goodreads / Excerpt / Amazon / Bookdepository)
The Whole Story of Half a Girl by Veera Hiranandani (Goodreads / Amazon / Bookdepository)

BookTrailer

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


The Gathering Storm

January 9, 2012

Soul Screamers Reading Challenge



I´m participating in the Soul Screamers Reading Challenge hosted by Rachel at Fiktshun.

The Challenge
To read or re-read and review(or post about) all five full-length books in the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent between January 15 and June 14, 2012.

The Books
My Soul to Take (Goodreads)
January 15-February 14, 2012

My Soul to Save (Goodreads)
February 15-March 14, 2012

My Soul to Keep (Goodreads)
March 15-April 14-2012

My Soul to Steal (Goodreads)
April 15-May14, 2012

If I Die (Goodreads)
May 15-June 14, 2012

This is going to be my first time reading this series and I´m really looking forward to read them. Check the challenge here.

January 8, 2012

In My Mailbox (4)


In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren, which showcases the books we've purchased, won, borrowed and received in the mail this week.

These are the books in my mailbox this week.

BOUGHT:



The Demon King (Seven Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima (Goodreads)
The Exiled Queen (Seven Realms #2) by Cinda Williams Chima (Goodreads)

FROM NETGALLEY:

Pure (Pure #1) by Julianna Baggott (Goodreads)

What is in your mailbox?

January 5, 2012

Pure by Julianna Baggott



Title: Pure (Pure #1)
Author: Julianna Baggott
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release date: February 8, 2012.
Source: Netgalley
Rating : 4/5


Buy it at: Book Depository , Amazon
Read first chapter HERE.

We know you are here, our brothers and sisters . . .


Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost-how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers . . . to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run.



Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash . . .


There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss-maybe just because his family is broken; his father is emotionally distant; his brother killed himself; and his mother never made it inside their shelter. Or maybe it's his claustrophobia: his feeling that this Dome has become a swaddling of intensely rigid order. So when a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her.


When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again.

"We know you are here, our brothers and sisters.
We will, one day, emerge from the Dome to join you in peace.
For now, we watch from afar, benevolently"

Pure is a dystopian novel about the dark days post-apocalyptic and the struggling to survive of the people that are left behind.

When I start reading Pure it was a bit of a shock to me, trying to imagine such world, is not sugar coated, the earth after “the end” is raw, grotesque at times. The story is situated nine years after the “detonations”, so most people remember the before, remember how was the world before the cataclysm. And there are two groups of survivors: the ones that live inside the dome that are called Pures and the ones that live outside the dome called wretches. The people that survive outside the dome are scarred, burned or fused with objects.

Pressia is 15 years old at the beginning of the story, she lives outside the dome with her grandfather and in her world the “military” recruit  all the people at sixteen and you have two choices be a soldier or be a target. Is a crude world and all the people doing what they can to survive and surprisingly Pressia has a good heart. She tries to stay alive but she helps people whenever she can.

Inside the dome lives Partridge, he´s 18 years old, a privileged boy in a sort of boarding school where he goes to classes,  to parties, lives in a safe environment, he has the “perfect” life, unmarked,  scarless.

What are the odds of this two different people meet each other?

I like Pure because is the first dystopian novel that I read that is situated shortly after the cataclysm. The people still remember the before, that must be difficult...to remember.
This novel got me hooked, has action, mystery, conspiracy theory.

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Thanks to Latin Books Tour  for the tour of this book.

January 4, 2012

Cover Reveal : City of Lost Souls

Title: City of Lost Souls
Author: Cassandra Clare
Release date: May 8, 2012.

Check out the prologue at USA Today.

In Book 5: City of Lost Souls, the Shadowhunters struggle to piece together their shattered world after a betrayal by one of their own leaves them reeling.

Waiting on Wednesday (5)


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

The book I´m waiting this week is:

Title: Tempest
Author: Julie Cross
Release date: January 17, 2012
Read Excerpt

The year is 2009.  Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.
That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.
Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.
But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler.  Recruit… or kill him.
Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.

Which book are you waiting this week?

January 3, 2012

Books releasing this week

Week January 2 - 9, 2012

These are some of the books releasing this week.





Book Trailers

Bloodrose


Cinder


Switched


The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Hadley

Oliver