Monday, March 31, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Best Series Blog Hop

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I am participating in Best Series Blog Hop, which is hosted over at Cuddlebuggery. The point is to introduce new bloggers to each other, and also give readers a chance to win some cool books. If you click on the picture above you will be able to see a list of all the other bloggers participating, and you can enter their giveaways too!

This is my FIRST GIVEAWAY, so I really hope that this will work out! I will be giving away two paperback books. If this works out, I might start doing more giveaways soon, so fingers crossed.

There will be one winner, and the prizes are:

Pivot Point by Kasie West
A paperback copy. If you have read any of my previous posts, you might already know that I love love love this book, and since it's got a sequel, it is considered a series, so I get to include this in my giveaway, which I'm really happy about. You can read my review HERE if you want.
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."
The Shamer's Daughter by Lene Kaaberbol
A paperback copy in English. I mentioned this in a previous Top Ten Tuesday. This book is written by a Danish author (who also wrote the Witch series, if anybody knows what that is?), and it was the book that got me into reading, and I love it so much, so I figured this was a great time to introduce you guys to some great Danish YA literature.
Goodreads' synopsis: "Dina has unwillingly inherited her mother's gift: the ability to elicit shamed confessions simply by looking into someone's eyes. To Dina, however, these powers are not a gift but a curse. Surrounded by fear and hostility, she longs for simple friendship.
But when her mother is called to Dunark Castle to uncover the truth about a bloody triple murder, Dina must come to terms with her power--or let her mother fall prey to the vicious and revolting dragons of Dunark."

The Giveaway:

Saturday, March 22, 2014

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Title: All Our Yesterdays (All Our Yesterdays #1)
Author: Cristin Terrill
360 pages, September 3rd 2013, Disney Hyperion
Goodreads' synopsis: "What would you change?

Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain.

Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each failed attempt in the past has led her to the same terrible present—imprisoned and tortured by a sadistic man called the doctor while war rages outside.

Marina has loved her best friend, James, since they were children. A gorgeous, introverted science prodigy from one of America’s most famous families, James finally seems to be seeing Marina in a new way, too. But on one disastrous night, James’s life crumbles, and with it, Marina’s hopes for their future. Marina will protect James, no matter what. Even if it means opening her eyes to a truth so terrible that she may not survive it... at least, not as the girl she once was. Em and Marina are in a race against time that only one of them can win."

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wishlist Wednesday #7

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Pen to Paper. It's all about showing that one book that you cannot wait to get your hands on. 
Goodreads' synopsis: "When Freedom Airlines flight 121 went down over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find survivors. Which is why the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage—alive—is making headlines across the globe.

Even more strange is that her body is miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of boarding the plane. She has no memories of her life before the crash. She has no memories period. No one knows how she survived. No one knows why she wasn’t on the passenger manifest. And no one can explain why her DNA and fingerprints can’t be found in a single database in the world.

Crippled by a world she doesn’t know, plagued by abilities she doesn’t understand, and haunted by a looming threat she can’t remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past and discover who she really is. But with every clue only comes more questions. And she’s running out of time to answer them.

Her only hope is a strangely alluring boy who claims to know her from before the crash. Who claims they were in love. But can she really trust him? And will he be able to protect her from the people who have been making her forget?

From popular young adult author Jessica Brody comes a compelling and suspenseful new sci-fi series, set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten."
Unremembered by Jessica Brody
Released March
 5th 2013 by Farrar, Straus, & Giroux (BYR)
This sounds incredibly interesting!
Are you as excited about this one as I am? 
If not do you have another book that you just cannot wait for?

Monday, March 17, 2014

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

Title: Love Letters to the Dead
Author: Ava Dellaira
323 pages, April 1st 2014, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Goodreads' synopsis: "It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May did. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to people like Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Amelia Earhart, Heath Ledger, and more; though she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about starting high school, navigating new friendships, falling in love for the first time, learning to live with her splintering family. And, finally, about the abuse she suffered while May was supposed to be looking out for her. Only then, once Laurel has written down the truth about what happened to herself, can she truly begin to accept what happened to May. And only when Laurel has begun to see her sister as the person she was; lovely and amazing and deeply flawed; can she begin to discover her own path."

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Unbound by Victoria Schwab

Title: The Unbound (The Archived #2)
Author: Victoria Schwab
368 pages, January 28th 2014, Hyperion
Goodreads' synopsis: "Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books. Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.

Last summer, Mackenzie Bishop, a Keeper tasked with stopping violent Histories from escaping the Archive, almost lost her life to one. Now, as she starts her junior year at Hyde School, she's struggling to get her life back. But moving on isn't easy -- not when her dreams are haunted by what happened. She knows the past is past, knows it cannot hurt her, but it feels so real, and when her nightmares begin to creep into her waking hours, she starts to wonder if she's really safe.

Meanwhile, people are vanishing without a trace, and the only thing they seem to have in common is Mackenzie. She's sure the Archive knows more than they are letting on, but before she can prove it, she becomes the prime suspect. And unless Mac can track down the real culprit, she'll lose everything, not only her role as Keeper, but her memories, and even her life. Can Mackenzie untangle the mystery before she herself unravels?

With stunning prose and a captivating mixture of action, romance, and horror, The Unbound delves into a richly imagined world where no choice is easy and love and loss feel like two sides of the same coin."

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wishlist Wednesday #6

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Pen to Paper. It's all about showing that one book that you cannot wait to get your hands on.
Goodreads' synopsis: "Tessa doesn't believe in magic. Or Fate. But there's something weird about the dusty unicorn tapestry she discovers in a box of old books. She finds the creature woven within it compelling and frightening. After the tapestry comes into her possession, Tessa experiences dreams of the past and scenes from a brutal hunt that she herself participated in. When she accidentally pulls a thread from the tapestry, Tessa releases a terrible centuries old secret. She also meets William de Chaucy, an irresistible 16th-century nobleman. His fate is as inextricably tied to the tapestry as Tessa's own. Together, they must correct the wrongs of the past. But then the Fates step in, making a tangled mess of Tessa's life. Now everyone she loves will be destroyed unless Tessa does their bidding and defeats a cruel and crafty ancient enemy."
Warped by Maurissa Guibord
 11h 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
I was looking around on Goodreads for good Time Travel books, and found this. It's been on my wishlist since it came out, but I didn't realize it was a time travel book till just now, so.
Are you as excited about this one as I am?
If not do you have another book that you just cannot wait for?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #10

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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 All Time Favorite Books in X Genre
Top Ten  Nine All Time Favorite Books in Young Adult Time Travel

1 Pivot Point & Split Second by Kasie West
3 Hourglass by Myra McEntire
4 Tempest & Vortex by Julie Cross
6 Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
7 Timeless by Alexandra Monir | 8 Through to You by Emily Hainsworth
9 The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

What are your All Time Favorite Books in Young Adult Time Travel? 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

New Books #6

The Shadowhunter's Codex by Cassandra Clare & Joshua Lewis
Timepiece by Myra McEntire
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Perfect Lies by Kiersten White
Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
Prophecy by Ellen Oh
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Legend by Marie Lu
Prodigy by Marie Lu
Champion by Marie Lu
Life Before Legend by Marie Lu

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Title: The Archived (The Archived #1)
Author: Victoria Schwab
321 pages, January 22nd 2013, Hyperion
Goodreads' synopsis: "Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.

Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.

Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was, a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often—violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.

Being a Keeper isn’t just dangerous—it’s a constant reminder of those Mac has lost. Da’s death was hard enough, but now her little brother is gone too. Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself might crumble and fall.

In this haunting, richly imagined novel, Victoria Schwab reveals the thin lines between past and present, love and pain, trust and deceit, unbearable loss and hard-won redemption."

Friday, March 7, 2014

Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott

Title: Heartbeat
Author: Elizabeth Scott
244 pages, January 28th 2014, Harlequin Teen
Goodreads' synopsis: "Life. Death. And...Love?

Emma would give anything to talk to her mother one last time. Tell her about her slipping grades, her anger with her stepfather, and the boy with the bad reputation who might be the only one Emma can be herself with.

But Emma can't tell her mother anything. Because her mother is brain-dead and being kept alive by machines for the baby growing inside her.

Meeting bad-boy Caleb Harrison wouldn't have interested Old Emma. But New Emma-the one who exists in a fog of grief, who no longer cares about school, whose only social outlet is her best friend Olivia-New Emma is startled by the connection she and Caleb forge.

Feeling her own heart beat again wakes Emma from the grief that has grayed her existence. Is there hope for life after death-and maybe, for love?"

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wishlist Wednesday #5

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Pen to Paper. It's all about showing that one book that you cannot wait to get your hands on.
Goodreads' synopsis: "From the author of My Life Next Door comes a swoony summertime romance full of expectation and regret, humor and hard questions.

Gwen Castle's Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, is slumming it as a yard boy on her Nantucket-esque island this summer. He's a rich kid from across the bridge in Stony Bay, and she hails from a family of fishermen and housecleaners who keep the island's summer people happy. Gwen worries a life of cleaning houses will be her fate too, but just when it looks like she'll never escape her past—or the island—Gwen's dad gives her some shocking advice. Sparks fly and secret histories unspool as Gwen spends a gorgeous, restless summer struggling to resolve what she thought was true—about the place she lives, the people she loves, and even herself—with what really is.

A magnetic, push-me-pull-me romance with depth, this is for fans of Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han, and Deb Caletti."
What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
 15th 2014 by Dial Books for Young Readers
I loved loved loved Fitzpatrick's first book, and I cannot cannot waaaaaiiiiiit for this one!

Are you as excited about this one as I am?
If not do you have another book that you just cannot wait for?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler

Title: The Book of Broken Hearts
Author: Sarah Ockler
352 pages, May 21st 2013, Simon Pulse
Goodreads' synopsis: "Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. She’s seen the tears and disasters that dating a Vargas boy can cause, and she swore an oath—with candles and a contract and everything—to never have anything to do with one.

Now Jude is the only sister still living at home, and she’s spending the summer helping her ailing father restore his vintage motorcycle—which means hiring a mechanic to help out. Is it Jude’s fault he happens to be cute? And surprisingly sweet? And a Vargas?

Jude tells herself it’s strictly bike business with Emilio. Her sisters will never find out, and Jude can spot those flirty little Vargas tricks a mile away—no way would she fall for them. But Jude’s defenses are crumbling, and if history is destined to repeat itself, she’s speeding toward some serious heartbreak…unless her sisters were wrong?

Jude may have taken an oath, but she’s beginning to think that when it comes to love, some promises might be worth breaking."

Saturday, March 1, 2014

New Releases March 2014

Here are some of the new releases in March that I can't wait for. A bunch of debut authors are releasing their books this month, and also Lauren Oliver has a new one coming out (weee!). 

March 4th | March 4th
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March 11th | March 18th
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March 18th | March 25th
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