Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday # 3

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week you have to make your own Top Ten list. This week the "question" is: 
Top Ten Favorite Beginnings/Endings in Books

1. Fracture by Megan Miranda
"The first time I died, I didn't see God."
2. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
"Gram is worried about me. It's not because my sister Bayley died four weeks ago, or because my mother hasn't contacted me in sixteen years, or even because suddenly all I think about is sex. She is worried about me because one of her houseplants has spots."
(Not the opening line) "Prim named him Buttercup, insisting that his muddy yellow coat matched the bright flower. He hates me. Or at least distrusts me. Even though it was years ago, I think he still remembers how I tried to drown him in a bucket when Prim brought him home."
4. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
"When I was little, my dad used to tell me, 'Will, you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose'"

5. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
"'Wait - did you - You just yawned!' The vampire's arms, raised over his head in the classic Dracula pose, dropped to his sides. He pulled his exaggerated white fangs back behind his lips. 'What, imminent death isn't exciting enough for you?'"

~ These are the last few lines of the following books, so it may include spoilers. Consider yourself warned! ~
1. The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
"This is what I knew: I was trapped in my body, in that bed, at that moment. But even as I looked out through the windows of my eyes, through the bars of my prison, I knew I wouldn't be trapped forever. They rattled my cage to see if I'd bite. When they released me, they'd see that the answer was yes."

"I retrieved my journal from the bag lying in the grass and wrote only four words. A reminder for days even more difficult than this one. Because truth is ... even though I have no idea what comes next ... at least for today ....
I have no regrets."
3. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
"'And for those of you who want to start any trouble, I have a zero tolerance policy ...'" 
4. Before I fall by Lauren Oliver
"I'm not scared, if that's what you're wondering. The moment of death is full of sound and warmth and light, so much light it fills me, absorbs me: a tunnel of light shooting away, arcing up and up, and if singing were a feeling it would be this, this light, this lifting, like laughing ....
The rest you have to find out for yourself." 
5. The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle
"As I pulled out of the driveway and pointed the car down the hill, I looked at the house one more time. A wide, swallowing look, like I could take one more gulp and I'd have everything I needed to take with me.
Then I closed my eyes.
That was it. That was Before. Now here we go into After."

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Title: Catching Jordan ( #1)
Author: Miranda Kenneally
281 pages, December 1st 2011, Sourcebooks Fire
Goodreads' synopsis: "What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though - she leads them as the captain and quarterback on her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys, and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university. But now there's a new guy in town who threatens her starring position on the team... and has her suddenly wishing to be seen as more than just a teammate."

Quick: Read or Don't #June&July

~~ In this series of posts I will wrap up the books that I read throughout the past month, but didn't review. (Hopefully) I'll post it in the end of every month. ~~

 Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally 
242 pages ~ Published on October 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks Fire
Book's Goodreads Author's website
To be honest I only read the first few pages, but only because I'd already bought it and wanted to give it one more chance. I had to quit a few chapters in, because I could tell I wouldn't like it. Didn't want to waste my time.
I'm not even going to try the third book, even though I already bought it (bought all three at the same time, because I thought I'd love them).

Conclusion = Didn't finish.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New books!

So I haven't bought new books in three months now, which is a huge record for me, but two days ago I accidentally (not true, I totally knew what I was doing) pushed the "Place your order" button, ups. And then see what I received this morning, yay! :-D

Pivot Point by Kasie West
Devoted by Hilary Duff

I've already read Pivot Point (Click to read my review), so this is my second time buying it, it is that good. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #2

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week you have to make your own Top Ten list. This week the "question" is: 
Top Ten Words/Topics That Make Me Not Pick Up A Book
Wow, already Tuesday again. That week went by so fast. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Pivot Point by Kasie West

Title: Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1)
Author: Kasie West

343 pages, February 12th 2013, HarperTeen
Goodreads' synopsis: "Addison Coleman's life is one big "What if?" As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.
In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through . . . and who she can’t live without. ."

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week you have to make your own Top Ten list. This week the "question" is: 
Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition
I decided to give it a go this week, though I don't know if I'm going to remember doing it every week. And also, does it have to be Top Ten? because with this "question" I don't want to do it in any particular order, I love them all equally. 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

My Top 5 Best Summer Reads

Even though it's in the middle of summer, it's not too late to find a new book to read. If you haven't read these five books, this will be the perfect time to do so! I wanted to make a list of really good books that not everyone have heard of, but should have.
- The books are in no particular order, I really can't choose.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Tempest by Julie Cross

Title: Tempest (Tempest #1)
Author: Julie Cross

352 pages, November 3rd 2011, St. Martin's Press
Goodreads' synopsis: "The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun. That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.
Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.
But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler. Recruit… or kill him.
Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world."

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