Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

This week...

I will be in Rome, Italy thus I might be unable to write reviews this week. I have my laptop and my trusty Kindle so lots of reading will be done at least on the plane. :)

Have a great week!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

{Review}: Die For Me by Amy Plum

Die For Me (Revenants, #1) 
Title: Die For Me
Author: Amy Plum Website | Twitter
Stand Alone or Series: Series (Revenants, #1)

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: HarperTeen (May 10, 2011)
Hardcover: 341 pages
Source: Borrowed from Library
Available On: Amazon | Barnes&Noble | TheBookDepository | Kindle | Nook

Description from GoodReads:

My life had always been blissfully, wonderfully normal. But it only took one moment to change everything.
Suddenly, my sister, Georgia, and I were orphans. We put our lives into storage and moved to Paris to live with my grandparents. And I knew my shattered heart, my shattered life, would never feel normal again. Then I met Vincent.
Mysterious, sexy, and unnervingly charming, Vincent Delacroix appeared out of nowhere and swept me off my feet. Just like that, I was in danger of losing my heart all over again. But I was ready to let it happen.
Of course, nothing is ever that easy. Because Vincent is no normal human. He has a terrifying destiny, one that puts his life at risk every day. He also has enemies . . . immortal, murderous enemies who are determined to destroy him and all of his kind.
While I'm fighting to piece together the remnants of my life, can I risk putting my heart--as well as my life and my family's--in jeopardy for a chance at love?
My Review

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"Waiting on" Wednesday: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Evil

Title: Sweet Evil
Author: Wendy Higgins Website | Twitter
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Expected Publication Date: HarperTeen (May 1, 2012)
Pre-Order OnAmazon | Barnes&Noble | TheBookDepository | Kindle | Nook

Description from GoodReads:

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences? This is life for sons and daughters of fallen angels in Sweet Evil.
Tenderhearted Southern girl, Anna Whitt, was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage, and her will-power is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.
A cross-country trip forces Anna to face the reality that hope and love are not options for her kind. Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?
Why I am waiting:

Just look at the cover! The red dress and dark shadowy figure behind her that is whispering in her ear. What can I say I am still in love with young adult paranormal romance and this book cover and blurb scream "read me" to me. 

What are you waiting on?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Broke Your Heart A Little

Top Ten Tuesday is a list meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. There is a different question every week and all you have to do is answer their question with your top ten results!

Top Ten Books That Broke Your Heart A Little
(The Broke and the Bookish is going Anti-Valentine's Day)

 These are the top ten book that made my little heart break.

The Time Traveler's WifeA Walk to Remember
1. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
2. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

The Lovely BonesRoom
3. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
4. Room by Emma Donoghue

Delirium (Delirium, #1)My Name Is MemoryNew Moon Extra - Miscalculation (Twilight, # 2.2)
5. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
6. My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
7. New Moon by Stephanie Meyer

Sarah's KeyAtonementThe Book Thief
8. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
9. Atonement by Ian McEwan
10. The Book thief by Markus Zusak

Did any of these make your heart break? Please leave links below to your Top Ten Books that made your heart break so that I can go take a look and hopefully find awesome reads. :)

{Book Review}: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Everneath (Everneath, #1)
Title: Everneath
Author: Brodi Ashton Website | Twitter

Stand Alone or Series: Series (Everneath, #1)
Genre: YA Romance/Mythology
Harper Collins / Balzer + Bray  January 24th, 2012
370 pages 

ISBN:  9780062071132 
Source: *NetGalley
Available OnAmazon | Barnes&Noble TheBookDepository | Kindle | Nook

Description from GoodReads:

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...

My Review

First Impressions: I admit that one of the main reasons I just had to read this book was because of its beautiful cover. There were also many things in the blurb that intrigued me because it appeared the author added a few things to the classic Hades and Persephone myth.

Plot & Characters: This is one of the books where even though amazing things are happening in the story the main focus is the characters and what they are feeling. Nikki was a very believable and likable characters. She goes through a lot in this book and yet she is still strong and determined. 

The guys, Cole and Jack are both add important elements to the story. Cole is one of the main triggers that set this story into motion, he takes advantage of Nikki's despair to not feel pain and uses it for his advantage. At first, he appears to be the villain of this story but there is more to Cole and his obsession with Nikki that I hope the next book will clarify. Jack is Nikki's ex-boyfriend, so throught the story we are trying to figure out what he did to hurt Nikki. Yet, at the same time we cannot help but like him because of the way he acts when Nikki comes back from the Everneath. 

Everneath has a great plot. It is told in such a way that allows for the action to begin from the first pages. It changes narration back and forth from past to present to tell the story of what caused Nikki to end up in the Everneath and what she is doing to not return and get her life back. The mythology is a bit confusing and it was the only things that i didn't really like just because I am still not 100% sure I understand how it works.

Final Thoughts: Highly recommended to those that enjoy young adult paranormal romance with a mix of mythology. Fast paced and emotionally engrossing. 

Buy, Borrow or Skip: I would definitely buy this book. I love the cover and I think it is a great start to what seems like an amazing series.

My Rating:

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*Thanks Harper Collins and Netgalley for giving me the chance to read Everneath prior to its release in exchange for an honest review.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

{Book Review}: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Hallowed (Unearthly, #2)
Title: Hallowed
Author: Cynthia Hand Website | Twitter
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Harper Collins Publisher (Jan 17, 2012)
Hardcover: 416 pages
Source: NetGalley*
Pre-OrderAmazon | Barnes&Noble | TheBookDepository | Kindle | Nook

Description from GoodReads:

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.

My Review

First Impression: I absolutely loved Unearthly by Cynthia Hand so I was just dying to read the second in this series. I love that it begins where the other left of.

Plot & Characters: We get more of our favorite characters. We get to know Christian a lot more and of course we get more Tucker. In Hallowed, Clara not only has problems with deciding which boy she likes the most but also trying to predict what loved one is going to die and of course deal with a certain Black Wing. Can her life get anymore complicated. The plot and characters where phenomenal. I loved every minute of this book. Make sure you have tissue prepared because this book made me cry.

Final Thoughts: Everything I expected. I loved the plot and that we learned more about Christian. Recommended to those who enjoy a healthy love triangle and a great angel story.

My Rating:

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