February 28, 2013

Book Cover Battle #37

This section or meme is call Book Cover Battle, the first time I saw it was at Books Passion for Life as UK vs US  and  Bookaholics book club as UK vs The World but because I don´t live in the UK, I can´t name it that way, so for now is Book Cover Battle .

This week book cover battle is

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
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US                                                      UK

Spanish                                                     German

French                                                         French

My favorite is the US cover.

What do you think? Which is your favorite? 

February 27, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (65): The Distance Between Us

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

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Release date: July 2nd 2013 
Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.

Which book are you waiting this week?
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February New Release Giveaway - (INTL) HERE.

Cover Reveal: Wait For You by J. Lynn

What do early readers have to say about WAIT FOR YOU?

“J. Lynn creates a wonderful cast of characters that will make you laugh, swoon, and cry. Cam stole my heart.”Cora Carmack, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of LOSING IT

“For the love of all that is Cameron without a shirt on! Wait for You will have you laughing out loud, fanning yourself and anxiously waiting to know what will happen next.”Molly McAdams, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of FROM ASHES and TAKING CHANCES

“I don't think I have ever read a NA Contemporary novel with as much depth as this one. It really moved me and by the end I was just speechless over how inspirational and uplifting it was as well as being sexy and cute and funny and emotional.” - K Books

“Wait For You is uniquely different from anything else J. Lynn's written but it might possibly be her best work yet.”Jenuine Cupcakes

“For all of you in love with Aiden and Daemon, PREPARE YOURSELVES! Your heart will have to expand a little more for Cam.” Total Bookaholic

“For the love of all things CAM, this book deserves more than 5 stars.”Mundie Moms

“I cannot even begin to explain how much I adored this perfectly crafted contemporary.” Shortie Says

Excited? Ready to see the cover for WAIT FOR YOU? 

Some things are worth waiting for…

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…

But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar?

And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her? And some things are worth fighting for…
WAIT FOR YOU is available now!

J. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the adult romance Gamble Brothers’ series, the young adult Lux Series and award winning Covenant Series. She pretty much writes everything—contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. All of her books have one thing in common no matter the name or genre: kissing… and stuff. When she’s not busy writing, which is never, she’s usually hanging out with dog Loki, watching reruns of The Walking Dead, or procrastinating on the Internet. 
You can find out more about Jennifer by visiting the following websites:

February 25, 2013

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

Title: Pandemonium (Delirium #2)
Author: Lauren Oliver 
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: February 28th 2012

Rating: 5/5

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You can read my review of Delirium - here.
I’m pushing aside
the memory of my nightmare,
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,
pushing aside thoughts of Hana
and my old school,
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame.

Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite. 

Although I got a little confused at the beginning of this book, mainly because the book is divided into two time lines, the "now" and the "then", and because of this I didn´t keep up with the story until the second chapter of "now", but after that I couldn't put it down, this book is really good! I LOVE IT! I liked it more than Delirium. Pandemonium is really addictive.

The chapters are interspersed between now and then. The now takes place in March, Lena is living in New York, and working with resistance, there she must be a sort of undercover agent posing as a supporter in the DFA (Deliria Free America) and watch Julian Fineman. And then is in August, and begins minutes after the events at the end of Delirium until the present.

In this book we are introduced to Julian, he is the new potential love interest of Lena, he´s a super sweet, cute guy and innocent as far as love is concerned (or Deliria as they call it in the book), the way Lena was in the first book, he´s also convinced that love is a mortal disease and it must be eliminated. Julian is a character that is very easily to love and even though I tried to stay strong and don´t like him, and I kept telling myself, "you must remember Alex, remember Alex, remember everything he did for Lena" ... but it was impossible not to like him.... and now I'm torn between the two guys.

Other secondary characters are Raven and Tack, they´re the leaders of the group to which Lena joins. And Raven helps her to become stronger and taught her how to survive.

Pandemonium is an amazing book, I really liked the way the author told us the way Lena becomes a different person, she goes from being a scared and insecure girl to be a strong, confident girl and a fighter. She´s fights for what she wants.

And that ending!! I did have a heart attack with that ending, why! why! did she end the book like that! I end up with my mouth wide open in shock for a while, the good thing is that I already had Requiem waiting on my Kindle. Pandemonium is a MUST READ! I highly recommend this book!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Journey.
Each week we spotlight the books we are reading, planning on reading or just finished reading.

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Finished reading

Currently reading

What I´m going to read next? 

What are you reading today? 
Leave me your links!

Have a great week! 

Don´t forget to enter my current giveaway:
February New Release Giveaway - (INTL) HERE.

February 22, 2013

Fuse by Julianna Baggott

Title: Fuse (Pure #2)
Author: Julianna Baggott 
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release date: February 19th 2013
Source: Netgalley
Format: egalley

Rating: 4/5

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You can read my review of Pure - here.
When the world ended, those who dwelled within the Dome were safe. Inside their glass world the Pures live on unscarred, while those outside—the Wretches—struggle to survive amidst the smoke and ash.

Believing his mother was living among the Wretches, Partridge escaped from the Dome to find her. Determined to regain control over his son, Willux, the leader of the Pures, unleashes a violent new attack on the Wretches. It’s up to Pressia Belze, a young woman with her own mysterious past, to decode a set of cryptic clues from the past to set the Wretches free.

An epic quest that sweeps readers into a world of beautiful brutality, Fuse continues the story of two people fighting to save their futures—and change the fate of the world.

If you have read Pure the first book in the trilogy, you'll know that this book is not a light read, in this post-apocalyptic world, where the story unfolds, it is not pretty .... is dark, creepy, bizarre, unpredictable and disturbing, but it´s very interesting, intense and has a great world-building.

Fuse begins a few weeks after the events of Pure, each of the protagonists are following with their life, until Ellery Willux decides that he wants his son back, he must return to the dome, so he launches an attack against the wretches and he will not cease until his son is returned, because he has "big" plans for him. This triggers several subplots in the story, but I will not go into detail so as not to spoiler this book, I can only say that the plot is really good and unexpected.

This book is viewed from four different perspectives or POVs of Pressia, Captain, Partridge and Lyda ... and I still think it would have been good idea at least one time include Bradwell.´s POV as well.  All these characters are easy to love and understand, but this time I liked least Lyda's character because while she is learning to be independent, "deprogramming" of her believes from the dome and making her own decisions, but sometimes I felt her very indecisive and doubting her decisions.

And something I would recommend to do before reading Fuse is to re-read Pure, because although there is a reminder of the events of the first book, there were times when I could not remember who they were referring.

Fuse is a very good second book in a trilogy and I feel that in this book we learned a little more about the characters and especially the villain - Ellery Willux, this man is really insane, he has a bizarre vision of the world and of himself. ... he has no respect for anyone's life and has a god complex. Now I cannot wait to read Burn, the last book of the trilogy and with those endings I need to know what will happen next!, I almost had a mini heart attack when I read the words "The End of Book Two".... I want (need) to know what´s going to happen to Bradwell, Pressia, Captain, Partridge and Lyda.

I do recommended this book!, but I do not think this book is appropriate for younger teens or impressionable people, because the world in which the story unfolds is cruel, scary and disturbing.

I want to thank Grand Central Publishing and Netgalley for this review copy.

February 21, 2013

Book Cover Battle #36

This section or meme is call Book Cover Battle, the first time I saw it was at Books Passion for Life as UK vs US  and  Bookaholics book club as UK vs The World but because I don´t live in the UK, I can´t name it that way, so for now is Book Cover Battle .

This week book cover battle is

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
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US                                                       Spanish

Czech                                                      Danish

Dutch                                                       Indonesian

Norwegian                                                       German

Portuguese                                                       Italian

Polish                                                       Swedish

My favorite cover is the US cover, I like it because is simple.
I also like the Danish and Italian covers.

What do you think? Which is your favorite? 

February 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (64): Find Me

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

Find Me by Romily Bernard
Release date: September 24th 2013 
Read the first three chapters - here.
"Find Me." These are the words written on Tessa Waye's diary. The diary that ends up with Wick Tate. But Tessa's just been found...dead.

Wick has the right computer-hacking skills for the job, but little interest in this perverse game of hide-and-seek. Until her sister Lily is the next target. Then Griff, trailer-park boy next door and fellow hacker, shows up, intent on helping Wick.

Is a happy ending possible with the threat of Wick's deadbeat dad returning, the detective hunting him sniffing around Wick instead, and a killer taunting her at every step?

Foster child. Daughter of a felon. Loner hacker girl. Wick has a bad attitude and sarcasm to spare.

But she's going to find this killer no matter what.

Because it just got personal.

Which book are you waiting this week?
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Don´t forget to enter my current giveaway:
February New Release Giveaway - (INTL) HERE.

February 19, 2013

Wicked Kiss by Michelle Rowen

Title: Wicked Kiss (Nightwatchers #2)
Author: Michelle Rowen
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Release date:
Source: Netgalley
Format: egalley

Rating: 4.5/5

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Read an excerpt - here.
Read my review of Dark Kisshere.

I used to be ordinary Samantha Day, but that's changed. Now, after one dark kiss from a dangerous boy, I can steal someone's soul...or their life. If I give in to the constant hunger inside me, I hurt anyone I kiss. If I don't...I hurt myself.

Bishop is the one whose kiss I crave most, but if I kiss him, I'll kill him. Then there's another boy, one I can't hurt. One whose kiss seems to miraculously quell my hunger. They're both part of a team of angels and demons that's joined forces in my city to fight a mysterious rising darkness, an evil that threatens everyone I know and love. I just wonder if I'll be able to help Bishop-or if I'm just another part of the darkness he's sworn to destroy....


When angels and demons must work together, something beyond evil is rising...

I´ve been looking forward to read this book since the day I finished reading Dark Kiss, the first book in the series (trilogy?, duology?, series? .. I don´t  know how many books are going to be in the series) and I loved it and I know that many people are tired of books about angels and demons, but I really liked the concept of the Nightwatchers series, because the most important thing here is to keep the balance, so heaven and hell send angels and demons respectively to protect earth and they have to work as a team on a mission, in this case they´ve to contain the "grays", which used to be human, but now they´re something else and they feed on human souls through a kiss .... and that kiss can kill....literally.

Samantha the protagonist of the story is a "gray", and for a reason that is explained in the first book, is special and to some extent can control her hunger for souls of the people around her and she teams up with Bishop and the other angels and demons to help them with their mission. But she is not well accepted by everyone on the team mainly because she is a "gray", but Bishop is always there to protect her.

My favorite character is Bishop, the angel leader in this mission and because of something that happened to him at the beginning of mission, he´s slowly losing his mind and what stabilizes him a bit is contact with Samantha. I also liked Kraven, a very sarcastic demon, but he has good moments in story. Something I really liked is that we can see the past of Bishop and Kraven through the "visions" that Samantha has, I loved seeing their relationship when they were still human and how they end up one in heaven and one in hell.

The story has several plots that initially seem unrelated, but in the end most of them came from the same source, which I liked very much, because the story has many twists and turns, some I didn´t see them coming and others I could guess them.

I loved Wicked Kiss! This is a book that has lots of action, romance (with a lot of tension), mystery, suspense, the story is a page turner, it just keep me interested and wanting to know what´s coming next. And most important (for me) is that there is NO love triangle, because after reading the synopsis I dreaded this love triangle. I also loved the ending, with no cliffhanger!, but I'm not sure if there are going to be a third book, .... but I´m looking forward to a third one.

I want to thank Harlequin Teen and Netgalley for this review copy.

February 15, 2013

Override by Heather Anastasiu

Title: Override (Glitch #2)
Author: Heather Anastasiu 
Publisher: St. Martin´s Griffin
Release date: February 12th 2013
Source: Netgalley
Format: egalley

Rating: 4.5/5

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Read an excerpt - here.
Read my review of Glitch - here.
Zoe is free. She has escaped the enslavement of the Community, disconnected from the hardware that had controlled her every thought and emotion, and evaded capture by the Chancellor intent on killing her. She is finally free, but she is far from safe.

Zoe and Adrien hide themselves from detection at the Foundation, an academy that trains teen glitchers to fight in the Resistance movement. Together, Zoe and her new team of superhuman fighters must risk their lives to rescue other glitchers and humans from the Chancellor's control. Challenges abound at every turn, and Adrien, who has become silent, distant, and tormented by his visions of the future, only adds to the growing certainty of defeat. But worst of all, as Zoe's team fights against impossible odds, distrust and betrayal leads to the terrible discovery that their greatest threat could already be lurking behind the safe walls of the Foundation.

Full of high-adrenaline action and shocking twists, Heather Anastasiu's Override is an exciting continuation of this popular young adult trilogy.

I really liked Glitch, the first book of this trilogy, the world Zoe lives is very interesting, the fact that they have a chip implanted into their bodies to control their feelings, have a built-in communicator in their arm and also have other monitors to check their vital signs, and at age 18 years-old they get their adult chip implant to cancel their feelings forever ..... a world of automatons...yeah, I can imagine that. And I like that the story falls between two genres that I love: the dystopian and science fiction.

Override picks up the story three months after the events of Glitch, Zoe now lives in the Foundation especially designed to house soldiers of the resistance and the young glitchers that have been rescued. This sort of headquarters for the resistance and the classes that Zoe is attending, reminded me a little bit of the X-Men movies, because each Glitcher has a unique power that they´re learning to control their supernatural powers and work as a team for their future missions.

I liked this book more than the last one, Zoe is more in touch with her feelings (though sometimes they get out of control) and with her powers, plus the story has more action, I especially liked the fighting scenes because the glitchers use their supernatural powers and there is hardly a dull moment. The only downside of the story (for me), is that there is less romance than in the previous book, because Adrien is having visions that make him be more withdrawn and he spends less time with Zoe.

OHHH! but it also has a great unexpected twist in the story, I did not see it coming, even though the author is giving us little clues, but I didn´t realize it until I finish reading the book .... and that ending!.... NO! it's so sad .... but I hope that situation to improve for the next book which I need to read soon! I can't wait to get my hands on Shutdown, third and last book of the trilogy, Shutdown comes out on July 2013.

I want to thank St. Martin's Press and Netgalley for this review copy.

February 14, 2013

February New Release Giveaway Hop - INTL

February New Release Giveaway Hop
February 15 - 28, 2013

The giveaway is International.
Win a book of your choice from the new releases below.
Wicked Kiss                                                   Pivot Point

Override                                                           Fuse

Scarlet                                                      The Indigo Spell

Unravel Me                                                   Perfect Scoundrels

Mind Games                                                              Sever

  • There will be one winner.
  • Win one (1) book of you choice from the 10 books (shown above).
  • You must be a follower via GFC.
  • You must be 13 or older to enter.
  • International as long as Book Depository delivers to your country, check here.
  • Giveaway ends on February 28th.
  • Winner will be announced on March 4th in this post.
The winner didn´t respond so I´m picking another winner..
WINNER:  Lisa A.

The winner have been notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond.

Thanks to everyone for participate.

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February 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (63): Dare You To

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

Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2) by Katie McGarry 
Release date: May 28th 2013  
"I dare you..."

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....

Which book are you waiting this week?
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February 12, 2013

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Title: Delirium (Delirium #1) 
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: February 7th, 2012 (First published February 1st, 2011)

Rating: 4/5

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They say that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever.

And I've always believed them.

Until now.

Now everything has changed.

Now, I'd rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.

Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love.

I had wanted to read this book for a while, especially for all the buzz around it and also because I have read very good reviews about it; I´ve finally read it and I really liked it.

Delirium tells the story of a dystopian society that conclude that everything bad in the world is because of love: war, crime, hatred and even mental and physical illnesses all is caused by love, so the U.S. government decides that love should be destroyed, so the society is contained in walled cities for the sake of the people and every citizen is subject to an operation at their eighteen birthday to release them from the deadly disease - amor deliria nervosa.

Delirium is told from Lena´s POV, she is too scared of getting amor deliria nervosa  for various things that happened in her past, she like most of the population is sure that the disease is deadly and that if she becomes infected with the disease she will die. Lena is counting the days to her eighteenth birthday, because that day she will be cured but 95 days before her operation she meets Alex, a guy that will change her way of thinking, feeling and she will do the unthinkable .... falling in love.

My favorite character of the story is definitely Alex, he´s very real, always says what he feels and what he thinks and his romance with Lena is sweet, slow and cute. Lena on other hand bothered me more than one occasion because all her fears and insecurities. And another good character was Lena´s best friend Hana, she always supports her.

This book starts very slow because of the world building and is one of those books that I started to like it, bit by bit, especially because I felt that the beginning was Lena´s inner monologue, with almost no dialogue, but as it progressed the plot I started to like it more and the writing is beautiful a little bit poetic. It is a book that after I finish reading it got me thinking about it and assimilating the story and not to mention that ENDING! is of mayor cliffhanger and I cry like a baby.

This is a book for fans of dystopian novels.

Favorites quotes
You can´t be happy unless you´re unhappy sometimes. You know that, right?
I'd rather die my way than live yours.
Love: It will kill you and save you, both.

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