Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"Waiting On" Wednesday (WoW, #14)

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly awaiting!

This week's selection is:

Unmarked (The Legion, #2) Unmarked
Author(s): Kami Garcia
Series: Legion, #2
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication: September 30, 2014 

Pre-Order Now!: Amazon - Book Depository

 Goodreads Blurb:
The heart-pounding sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, Unbreakable, by New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures co-author Kami Garcia.

He is here... and he could be anyone.

Kennedy Waters lives in a world where vengeance spirits kill, ghosts keep secrets, and a demon walks among us–a demon she accidentally set free.

Now Kennedy and the other Legion members–Alara, Priest, Lukas, and Jared–have to hunt him down. As they learn more about the history of the Legion and the Illuminati, Kennedy realizes that the greatest mystery of all does not belong to any secret order, but to her own family. With the clock ticking and the life of someone she loves hanging in the balance, Kennedy has to ask the question she fears most: what is it about her past that has left her Unmarked?

What books are you "Waiting On" this week? 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (TTT, #15)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's post is:

Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List
Without further delay, here's my list! Can you see a bit of a theme here?... yes it's a lot of Fantasy! I have really been craving some Fantasy so hopefully Fall is the season for me to catch up on some of the books I've been wanting to read for a while as well as anticipate some great Fall releases.

Top Ten: ( in no particular order)

Rebel Belle (Rebel Belle, #1)Stolen (Heart of Dread, #2)Landline 
Half Bad (Half Life, #1)Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)Trial by Fire (Worldwalker, #1) 
Salt & StormTalon (Talon, #1)Stitching Snow

What's on your Fall TBR List? 
Comment and let me know!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"Waiting On" Wednesday (WoW, #13)

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly awaiting!

This week's selection is:

Afterworlds Afterworlds
Author(s): Scott Westerfeld
Series: standalone
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication: September 23, 2014 

Pre-Order Now!: Amazon - Book Depository

 Goodreads Blurb:
Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she's made the right decision until she falls in with a crowd of other seasoned and fledgling writers who take her under their wings…

Told in alternating chapters is Darcy's novel, a suspenseful thriller about Lizzie, a teen who slips into the 'Afterworld' to survive a terrorist attack. But the Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead and as Lizzie drifts between our world and that of the Afterworld, she discovers that many unsolved - and terrifying - stories need to be reconciled. And when a new threat resurfaces, Lizzie learns her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she loves and cares about most.

What books are you "Waiting On" this week? 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (TTT, #14)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's post is:

Top Authors I've Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

1. Jennifer L. Armentrout (Obsidian)
Obsidian (Lux, #1) Obsidian was the very last book I read, and I am in desperate need of more of Jennifer L. Armentrout's writing and engrossing stories! I was completely hooked on the story from the start and would have pulled an all-nighter to finish if it hadn't been for the need to go to my 8am class yesterday morning. With that being said, I definitely need Onyx in my possession soon!

2. Kimberly Derting (The Pledge)
I absolutely loved this book when I read it and with it being almost a year, I think the time has come for me to read more from Kimberly Derting. More especially from this series in particular.

3. Charlaine Harris  (Sookie Stackhouse- Dead Until Dark)
In my attempt to branch out into reading more adult books, I decided to start off light with going into the paranormal adult fiction first and stumbled across this series.... Now granted this is the first and only book that I've read by Charlaine Harris, but I have a feeling that I am going to really enjoy this series! Can't wait to continue!

4. Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Boys)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)When I first read The Raven Boys, I loved its uniqueness. I felt that the storyline was different than what I had been reading at the time and it intrigued me. I hope to read more from this author and get to reading The Dream Thieves soon.

5. J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)
I know what you're thinking!!..... she seriously hasn't read the Harry Potter series.... Yes! I am guilty! Nothing more to say.... really need to get on to reading this series.

6. Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief)
Once again.... really need to get to reading this series! Heard many great things about this series as well as the spin-off series.

7. Susan Ee (Angelfall)
I read Angelfall around the time when its buzz and hype was in its prime. After everything died down, and other books were shoved into the spotlight, I also moved on to those. I think it is about time that I continue with the next installment especially because I flew through this one.

8. Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me)
Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn, #1)This was one of sequels that I have been meaning to pick up for ages but always got distracted by another book instead. I absolutely LOVED Shatter Me so getting on to reading the next books in the series is a definite must!

9. Jenny Han (Burn For Burn)
 Jenny Han has been an author whose books I have seen everywhere, from her Burn For Burn series to The Summer I Turned Pretty series to her newest release To All the Boys I've Loved Before. I am definitely ready to read more from this author in the near future.

10. Alex Flinn (Beastly)
Although Beastly wasn't one of my absolute favorites, I still enjoyed the story. I really love fairytale retellings and folklore so I think I will really like this author's work. I'm interested to see what Alex Flinn's other books have to offer.

What Are Some Authors You've Only Read One Book From?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"Waiting On" Wednesday (WoW, #12)

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly awaiting!

This week's selection is:

Author(s): William Ritter
Series: standalone
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Publication: September 16, 2014
Pre-Order Now!: Amazon, Book Depository, Goodreads
 Goodreads Blurb:
“Miss Rook, I am not an occultist,” Jackaby said. “I have a gift that allows me to see truth where others see the illusion--and there are many illusions. All the world’s a stage, as they say, and I seem to have the only seat in the house with a view behind the curtain.”

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary--including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the loose. The police are convinced it’s an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain it’s a nonhuman creature, whose existence the police--with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane--deny.

Doctor Who meets Sherlock in William Ritter’s debut novel, which features a detective of the paranormal as seen through the eyes of his adventurous and intelligent assistant in a tale brimming with cheeky humor and a dose of the macabre.

What books are you "Waiting On" this week? 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (TTT, #13)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's post is:

Top Ten Underrated Books

1. The Program by Suzanne Young
Altered (Altered, #1) The Program was one of those books that you are a little apprehensive about reading. For starters the plot deals with a suicide epidemic that starts affecting the teens across the nation and what the government decides to do about it. With that being said this may not appeal to everyone, but I can say that I went into it with an open-mind and I LOVED it!

2. Altered by Jennifer Rush
Now when reading the synopsis to Altered, a couple words jumped out at me. Hot Teenage Boys..... Experiments..... Genetically Altered..... plus look at that cover.... need I say more?! I was definitely interested and I wasn't dissappointed.

3. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Unwind was a completely random pick up from the library one day. I thought the premise sounded different from what I had read and I was right. This book is full of suspense and twists and the ending I could have never guessed. Need to get my hands on the rest of the trilogy!

1.The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse
The Forsaken (The Forsaken, #1)I LOVE this cover! I don't know why, but I love its uniqueness. The Forsaken is one of those books that from the beginning gives me a sense of suspense and thrill. It reminds me of The Maze Runner and even The Hunger Games in a way while being captivating on its own.

2. The Testing by Joelle Charboneau
Also if you liked The Hunger Games and want a similar type of storyline, this is the book for you. Although the plots are similar, this book was still good on its own. I read through it pretty quickly and am interested to see how the story progresses in the rest of the trilogy.

3. Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
This book caught my attention first by the map/diagram on the inside ( I have a thing for maps in books!) and then by its interesting storyline. I was caught off guard by how much I liked this story about a group of kids in an unfortunate situation. The thrill and suspense kept me wanting more and by the end of it I really wanted book 2. 

4. The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
The Pledge (The Pledge, #1)I push this book on so many of my friends, I'm guilt! I really like how this book compares to the modern world and the division of social class by the language you speak. I was very intrigued by the plot and find The Pledge to easily be one of my favorites!

5. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
This was one of those unlikely discoveries that I made while at the library. I was actually surprised at how much I really liked the storyline. I think it is underrated because of the cover.... well that would be my reason for glancing over it. But don't judge a book by its cover and check it out!
View my thoughts on Article 5!

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)
1. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
 The Raven Boys was one of those "well the book I want isn't on the shelves so I guess I'll try this one" type of books. I was on the bottom of my TBR list for a while because from the premise I felt that it would be boring to be honest. Boy was I wrong! I really loved how the book progressed and the twists throughout blew my mind because I couldn't see them coming. I recommend you try it out!

2. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
When I first heard Julie Kagawa was coming out with a new book, I jumped on it the minute it hit my local library. I had been a fan of her books ever since I read her Iron Fey Series and I was interested to see how she took on vampires. It was nothing like I expected and I really loved it!
View my thoughts on The Immortal Rules! 

What Are Some Of Your Top Underrated Books?