Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Rebel Belle

Waiting by Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine!
This post highlights a book that I am dying to be released!!

THIS WEEK I'M WAITING ON:
REBEL BELLE
By Rachel Hawkins




Rebel BelleHarper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.

Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him--and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.

With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y'all beg for more.



RELEASE DATE: April 8th 2014
Why I can't wait: I LOVE Rachel Hawkins! Her Hex Hall series is one of my all time favorite series, and the minute II read the summary for this one, I knew I had to read it! Plus the cover is super cool!

What are you waiting for????

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Blonde Ops

Waiting by Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine!
This post highlights a book that I am dying to be released!!
THIS WEEK I'M WAITING ON:
Blonde Ops
By Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman



Blonde OpsPitched as The Devil Wears Prada meets James Bond for teens, featuring a fashion magazine intern in Rome who uncovers a plot to kidnap the First Lady.

Expelled from yet another boarding school for hacking, sixteen-year-old Rebecca "Bec" Jackson is shipped off to Rome to intern for Parker Phillips, the editor-in-chief of one of the world’s top fashion magazines. But when a mysterious accident lands Parker in a coma, former supermodel and notorious drama queen Candace Worthington takes the reins of the magazine. The First Lady is in Rome for a cover shoot, and all hands are on deck to make sure her visit goes smoothly.

Bec quickly realizes that Parker's "accident" may not have been quite so accidental, and when the First Lady's life is threatened, Bec is determined to uncover the truth. On top of that, Bec must contend with bitchy models, her new boss, Candace, who is just as difficult as the tabloids say, and two guys, a hunky Italian bike messenger with a thousand-watt smile and a fashion blogger with a razor-sharp wit, who are both vying for her heart.

Can Bec catch the person who's after the First Lady, solve the mystery of Parker's accident, and juggle two cute boys at the same time? Blonde Ops is a fun, action-packed romp through the hallways of a fashion magazine and the cobblestone streets of Rome.


RELEASE DATE: May 6th, 2014
Why I'm Waiting: If I wasn't excited for this one I would question my sanity! JUST READ THE SUMMARY! It sounds sooooo good!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Falling From the Sky Book Blitz


Falling From The Sky
Release Date: 02/21/14

Summary from Goodreads:
All stability in sixteen-year-old Ridge McCoy's life crashed and
burned in the plane crash that killed his dad. This summer-long basketball camp
is his chance to improve his skills and escape his problems back home. But his
summer plans take a turn in an unexpected direction when he meets Micah
Youngblood, the guy who runs the carousel at the local mall and has a
reputation for devouring straight boys' heterosexuality for breakfast,
alongside his chocolate chip pancakes.



Ridge needs a way to avoid the guys at camp, whose only quest for the summer is
to drown in beer and hook up with girls. So when Micah offers to explain how
the ten unique horses on the carousel are significant to his tribe, Ridge takes
him up on it. Still, Ridge can't decide if this is a bad thing or not. All he
knows is that he hasn't felt this alive since his dad fell from the sky, and as
the horse adventures come to an end, Ridge finds himself falling as well – for
Micah.


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Nikki Godwin is a Young Adult author from the southern USA. She is a city girl who can't live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, Hawthorne Heights, and candles from Bath & Body Works. When not writing, she's not-so-secretly internet-stalking her favorite bands. She is slightly obsessed with rock stars and surfers. She no longer hides her love for One Direction.
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“You really think I can explain all of that to you in a few minutes?” he asks.
I glance at my cell phone. Curfew is in two hours. “I have time,” I say.
He laughs and shakes his head. “I need more time than what you have tonight. It’d seriously take all day just to tell you about one horse, much less ten. You know, I could just show you instead,” he says.
“What are you suggesting?” I ask.
“Give me ten days this summer,” he says.
“I don’t know if I can. It’s going to be a busy summer,” I say.
Really, I just don’t know if I can handle Micah for ten days of the summer. He talks too damn much, and I don’t want him latching on to me like I’m his best friend.
He doesn’t buy my excuse. “You practice when, Monday through Friday? Do you plan on going home every weekend? Where are you from anyway?”
Yeah. Already getting on my nerves.
“Yes. Maybe. Markham,” I answer.
Weekends on campus will get boring. I don’t plan on going out with the guys at camp and getting drunk. Terrence won’t be around much. And I’m sure as hell not going home on the weekends to deal with Mom’s crying, Jordan’s complaining, and Samantha’s attempt to fake a relationship with me.
But Micah doesn’t need to know that.
“I can work my schedule around yours,” he offers. He scribbles his phone number down on the back of a mall pamphlet. “Just in case you change your mind or get bored.”
He pulls the lever again, and the horses stop spinning. The girls climb down from their mounts and run back over to us. I have to get out of here before they disappear, and he traps me with more Xbox conversation. I glance down at the mall pamphlet in my hand.
“We’ll see,” I say. “I’ve gotta head back, so I’ll see you around.”
I don’t give him a chance to persuade me any more than he’s already tried to.
Room eleven is still silent when I get back. Terrence won’t be back until morning. I don’t mind the silence, though. I’d rather be alone. When I’m alone, I don’t get fake sympathy and “it’ll get better” speeches. I don’t get asked stupid questions about how I’m holding up or if I need to talk. It’s probably written all over my face that I’m alone and need pity, even here, away from annoying brothers, grieving moms, distant girlfriends, and rainforests that eat planes. That’s probably why Micah wants to be my friend this summer. I probably sweat tragedies the way my summer teammates will sweat alcohol.
I empty my pockets and crumple up the mall pamphlet. Micah’s phone number falls from the sky and crash-lands in the metal garbage bin by the door. I flip off the light.

I’d rather be alone all summer.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Rivals in the City

Waiting by Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine!
This post highlights a book that I am dying to be released!!

THIS WEEK I'M WAITING ON:
RIVALS IN THE CITY
By Y.S.Lee
Rivals in the City (The Agency, #4)
  


Convicted fraudster Henry Thorold is dying in prison, and the Agency asks Mary to take on one last case: to watch for the return of his estranged wife. Mrs Thorold is an accomplished criminal and will surely want to settle scores with Mary’s fiancĂ©, James. With the additional complications of family and conflicting loyalties, the stakes for all involved are higher than ever.


RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 2015
Why I'm waiting:
I ADORED the first three books in the series and I NEED this book now! I am so invested in these characters and I need to know what happens to them all. I am so excited to see this series end! I can't wait to read it!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: The Murder Complex

Waiting by Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine!
This post highlights a book that I am dying to be released!!

THIS WEEK I'M WAITING ON:
The Murder Complex
By Lindsay Cummings


The Murder Complex (The Murder Complex, #1)
An action-packed, blood-soaked, futuristic debut thriller set in a world where the murder rate is higher than the birthrate. For fans of Moira Young’s Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.

Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision.

The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?

Action-packed, blood-soaked, and chilling, this is a dark and compelling debut novel by Lindsay Cummings.

RELEASE DATE: June 10th 2014
Why I'm waiting: This book looks beyond fantastic! I desperately want to read it plus THE COVER! Gorgeous! Why do you think?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Top Ten Popular Authors I've never read

Top Ten Tuesdays is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC IS: Top Ten Seven Popular Authors I've Never Read



1.) Leigh Bardugo~ So I've yet to read Shadow and Bone... I know! I'm terrible! I sort of started it and I just wasn't in the mood soooooo..... yeah... I've never actually read the book, therefore Leigh goes on the list of super popular authors I've never read.....


Stephenie Meyer2.) Stephenie Meyer~ Yep... Never have I ever read her books. Not even because I hate the idea of them, but because they aren't really my interest. I mean vampires? NOPE! But I do think The Host sounds interesting, so maybe I'll check that one out!

Sarah Dessen3.) Sarah Dessen` Yeah.... This is a huge one. I've never read anything by Dessen.. They don't seem like my kind of books.

4.) Markus Zusack~ I read the first few pages of The Book Thief, but I really didn't enjoy his writing style. Same for I am the Messenger. Not my type of style. They bored me.

5.) Phillip Pullman- I think his Dark Materials series is pretty popular, but I don't think I read them. (Although that could be wrong. I read a lot of books as a kid and don't remember all of them.)

6.) Jay Asher- This is an author that I've always meant to read, but never have!

7.) Laini Taylor- Her Daughter of Smoke and Bone series looks fantastic... I've just never read them..... I need to get on that!

Okay... Well, there are a million authors out there, but I can't think of many popular authors that I haven't read ANYTHING from. Like I'm so close to not reading any John Green, but I broke down last year and read The Fault in Our Stars... Did not enjoy it and haven't read anything since.

Beyond that I can't think of any popular authors I haven't tried. When things get popular I get curious!