Friday, September 16, 2011
One winner will receive a copy of Karsten Knight's Wildefire! And if you don't know about it or haven't read my review on it, you can check that out here! (spoiler: I loved it!)
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-The winner will be picked randomly on September 22nd!
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Thursday, September 15, 2011
Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her whole world disappears. In the morning, all that's left is a note telling her about a day she can't remember. The whole scenario doesn't exactly make high school or dating that hot guy whose name she can't seem to recall any easier. But when London starts experiencing disturbing visions she can't make sense of, she realizes it's time to learn a little more about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future.
Part psychological drama, part romance, and part mystery, this thought-provoking novel will inspire readers to consider the what-if's in their own lives and recognize the power they have to control their destinies
This was such an interesting book. I picked this book up randomly at the bookstore based on the cover. And I'm glad I did. This story did not disappoint. I was worried that it would start to feel a bit repetitive since every morning London's memories are erased and she needs to read notes to know everything. But it didn't. It was a fresh read for me. Thrilling and intriguing.
I really liked the character of London. I really became attached to her, rooting for her, feeling sad when she did, and so on. And I absolutely loved Luke. So sweet and charming. You'll definitely fall for him if you read this book!
The plot was wonderful. Like I said, it wasn't boring (or confusing) like I worried it might be. It actually had some wonderful twists that I really enjoyed. It was fast paced and I don't think there wasn't a time when I wanted to book the book down--despite needing to. When I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it. In fact, I was thinking about it long after I finished reading it even. Which is wonderful in a book and doesn't always happen!
So check this book out! I doubt you'll be disappointed!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely-guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone.
Back home, Jacinda is greeted with hostility and must work to prove her loyalty for both her sake and her family’s. Among the few who will even talk to her are Cassian, the pride’s heir apparent who has always wanted her, and her sister, Tamra, who has been forever changed by a twist of fate. Jacinda knows that she should forget Will and move on—that if he managed to remember and keep his promise to find her, it would only endanger them both. Yet she clings to the hope that someday they will be together again. When the chance arrives to follow her heart, will she risk everything for love?
In bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s dramatic follow-up to Firelight, forbidden love burns brighter than ever.
Vanish is the sequel to Firelight and let me tell you, I love this series! I just want to read it over and over again and I can't wait for the 3rd book!
Sophie Jordan does a great job of making it hard which guy to root for! Usually, I'm all about one guy and want to see him with the protagonist. But with this series, I want both! Will and Cassian are both so intriguing and layered. And so different.
I love how in this sequel we get to see old characters maturing and growing and deepening along with meeting several new ones that are equally well written.
The plot and pacing of this book was terrific too. I wanted to read to the end to find out what happened but at the same time I didn't want it to end! You'd think that regular life back with the pride might be a bit boring, but I promise you it's not. There are so many different reasons that this book kept me turning the page and staying up late at night. I won't give spoilers but I will say, pick this series up if you haven't already!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
It’s the summer of 1889, and Amelia van den Broek is new to Baltimore and eager to take in all the pleasures the city has to offer. But her gaiety is interrupted by disturbing, dreamlike visions she has only at sunset—visions that offer glimpses of the future. Soon, friends and strangers alike call on Amelia to hear her prophecies. However, a forbidden romance with Nathaniel, an artist, threatens the new life Amelia is building in Baltimore. This enigmatic young man is keeping secrets of his own—still, Amelia finds herself irrepressibly drawn to him.
When one of her darkest visions comes to pass, Amelia’s world is thrown into chaos. And those around her begin to wonder if she’s not the seer of dark portents, but the cause.
I don't usually read many historical type books, but this one was too beautiful not to read. I'm glad I got it! It was elegant, dark, and swoon worthy. I loved it.
The characters were amazing. I loved the interaction between Amelia and Zora. They had a great 'sister' chemistry. I liked how they danced between being proper girls and being 'wicked.' It was a lot of fun to watch them. And then there's the relationship between Amelia and Nathaniel. Oh Nathaniel; he just draws you right in. I loved him and all his secrets. The interaction between Amelia and Nathaniel wonderful, so scandalous and sweet.
I really enjoyed how Amelia's 'talent' played out in the book and the rewards/consequences of it. It didn't overshadow the other aspects of the story but it didn't get pushed on the back burner either. It had the perfect blending of historical and paranormal.
The whole plot and pacing of this book was really well done. I think I read this in a day and half. I didn't want to put it down! The writing was gorgeous and the ending was so intense. I was left wondering how exactly things would pan out up until the last page! This is a definite read if you like historical type books, and even if you don't you should still give it a chance. It was beautiful!
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Congrats to the winner and for all those that didn't win, don't worry! I've got a stack of books waiting to be given away so check back soon!
Also! Go take a look at TangledUpInWords to read interviews by Erica O'Rourke (TORN), Mindi Scott (FREEFALL), Michelle Hodkin (THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER), Kristi Cook (HAVEN), and Lauren Oliver (DELIRIUM)! Along with several giveaways!!