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Thursday, March 8, 2012

{Book Review}: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Under the Never Sky
Title: Under the Never Sky
Author: Veronica Rossi Website | Twitter
Stand Alone or Series: Under the Never Sky, #1

Genre: YA Fiction/Dystopian
Publisher: Harper Collins (January 3, 2012)
Hardcover: 374 pages
Source: NetGalley
Available On: Amazon | Barnes&Noble | TheBookDepository | Kindle | Nook

Description from GoodReads:

Since she'd been on the outside, she'd survived an Aether storm, she'd had a knife held to her throat, and she'd seen men murdered. This was worse. 

Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland - known as The Death Shop - are slim. If the cannibals don't get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She's been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He's wild - a savage - and her only hope of staying alive. 

A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile - everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria's help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.

My Review

First Impressions: Under the Never Sky sounds very promising. I just hope it stand out and doesn't feel like the many others I have read.

Plot & Characters: It begins with aria being forced to leave her protected home. She is thrown out to die. In a world of wild violent storms and cannibal tribes, odds where not in her favor that is until she meets Perry.

The dual narrative helped the reader understand the world from both perspectives, from that of an outsider and that of a dweller. The added "magical/evolutionary" elements were amazing and made this a better story. 

It was great that both Aria and Perry had goals and drives, they did not exist and were not there just to be the others love interest.

Final Thoughts: A great dystopian that shows us another world where I wouldn't last a minute. :)

Buy, Borrow or Skip: Buy.

My Rating:
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

"Waiting on" Wednesday: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2)
Title: Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2)
Author: Aimee Carter Website | Twitter
Genre: YA Fiction/Mythology
Expected Publication Date: HarlequinTeen (March 27, 2012)
Pre-Order OnAmazon | Barnes&Noble | TheBookDepository | Kindle | Nook

Description from GoodReads:

Kate Winters has won immortality. 

But if she wants a life in the Underworld with Henry, she’ll have to fight for it. 

Becoming immortal wasn’t supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she’s as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he’s becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate’s coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans. 

As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future. 

Henry’s first wife, Persephone
Why I am waiting: I loved the Goddess Test with all of it's interesting characters. I cannot wait to go back into that world and read more of Kate and Henry. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Top Ten Favorite Covers

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 Favorite Covers
(These are my top ten book covers. I know the first 3 are series but I couldn't choose one from them.)

I would buy these series just because of their covers
Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2)Silence (Hush, Hush, #3)
1. Hush, Hush Series by Becca Fitzpatrick

Fallen (Fallen, #1)Torment (Fallen, #2)Passion (Fallen, #3)Fallen in Love (Fallen, #3.5)Rapture (Fallen, #4)
2. Fallen Series by Lauren Kate

Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely, #2)Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely, #3)Radiant Shadows (Wicked Lovely, #4)Darkest Mercy (Wicked Lovely, #5)
3. Wicked Lovely Series by Melissa Marr

It might be the red dress but these are wonderful
Everneath (Everneath, #1)Die For Me (Revenants, #1)
4. Everneath by Brodi Ashton 
5. Die For Me by Amy Plum

I do love my Greek Mythology
The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1)Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1)
6. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
7. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

These just freaked me out, but they did make me want to read the book
Warm BodiesThe ReplacementThe Cellar
8. Warm Bodies by Isaax Marion
9. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
10. The Cella by A.J Whitten

Monday, March 5, 2012

{Book Review}: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1)
Title: Starcrossed 
Author: Josephine Angelini Website | Twitter
Stand Alone or Series: Starcrossed, #1

Genre: YA Fiction/Mythology
Publisher: HarperTeen May 31, 2011
Hardcover: 487 pages
Source: Purchased
Available On: Amazon | Barnes&Noble | TheBookDepository | Kindle | Nook

Description from GoodReads:

Set on the island of Nantucket, STARCROSSED tells the tale of Helen Hamilton, a young woman whose destiny is forever altered when she meets Lucas Delos and tries to kill him in front of her entire high school. Which is terribly inconvenient, not only because Lucas is the most beautiful boy on the island, but also because Helen is so achingly shy she suffers physical pain whenever she is given too much attention. 

Making matters worse, Helen is beginning to suspect she’s going crazy. Whenever she’s near Lucas or any member of his family she sees the ghostly apparitions of three women weeping bloody tears, and suffers the burden of an intense and irrational hate. She soon learns that she and Lucas are destined to play the leading roles in a Greek tragedy that the Three Fates insist on repeating over and over again throughout history. Like her namesake, Helen of Troy, she’s destined to start a war by falling in love. But even though Lucas and Helen can see their own star-crossed destiny, they’re still powerfully attracted to each other. Will they give up their personal happiness for the greater good, or risk it all to be together?

My Review

First Impressions: I have heard many people compare Starcrossed to Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. I cannot imagine how they will be similar but I enjoyed Twilight and hope to enjoy this book.

Plot & Characters: Starcrossed was action packed from beginning to end. The way Josephine Angelini interwove greek mythology with the life of two young adults was a joy to read. You will find romance, revenge, and mystery in Starcrossed. Even though this is the first of a series, the ending left me wanting to read more yet satisfied until the next one.

The hate the characters feel for each other when they meet was very refreshing. I was loved that Helen didn't just fall in love with Lucas at first sight. I don't necessarily have a problem with instant love but it is a bit refreshing to see something different.The characters in this story are amazing, from Helen's friend to Luca's family there are many well developed characters that help make this a great story. 

* There were a few things that might be compared to Twilight but for the most part they are very different. I would imagine that those who enjoyed Twilight will enjoy Starcrossed but that is because they are both good stories with young characters that fight supernatural obstacles to protect their love. 

Final Thoughts: Starcrossed will keep you entertained and transport you to a world where gods, curses, and prophecies are an everyday problem. 

Buy, Borrow or Skip: Buy! A great story and the beautiful cover will make a great addition to any library.

My Rating: 
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