Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New Release Tuesday

Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

There are people in this world who are Nobody. No one sees them. No one notices them. They live their lives under the radar, forgotten as soon as you turn away.

That’s why they make the perfect assassins.

The Institute finds these people when they’re young and takes them away for training. But an untrained Nobody is a threat to their organization. And threats must be eliminated.

Sixteen-year-old Claire has been invisible her whole life, missed by the Institute’s monitoring. But now they’ve ID’ed her and send seventeen-year-old Nix to remove her. Yet the moment he lays eyes on her, he can’t make the hit. It’s as if Claire and Nix are the only people in the world for each other. And they are—because no one else ever notices them.

Everbound #2 by Brodi Ashton

Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity — a debt that should’ve been hers. She’s living a borrowed life, and she doesn’t know what to do with the guilt. And every night Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away.

Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who wants to make her his queen — and the one person least likely to help. But his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to assist her in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself.

Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than they’d anticipated — and more deadly. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack — even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.

In this enthralling sequel to Everneath, Brodi Ashton tests the bonds of destiny and explores the lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love.

Boundless #3 by Cynthia Hand

The past few years have held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner could ever have anticipated. Yet from the dizzying highs of first love, to the agonizing low of losing someone close to her, the one thing she can no longer deny is that she was never meant to live a normal life.

Since discovering the special role she plays among the other angel-bloods, Clara has been determined to protect Tucker Avery from the evil that follows her . . . even if it means breaking both their hearts. Leaving town seems like the best option, so she’s headed back to California - and so is Christian Prescott, the irresistible boy from the vision that started her on this journey in the first place.

As Clara makes her way in a world that is frighteningly new, she discovers that the fallen angel who attacked her is watching her every move. And he’s not the only one. . . . With the battle against the Black Wings looming, Clara knows she must finally fulfil her destiny. But it won’t come without sacrifices and betrayal.

In the riveting finale of the Unearthly series, Clara must decide her fate once and for all.

Make sure to pick up your copies today...Happy Reading!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Cover Reveal: The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

So I'm still unable to upload any pictures (Yay! Just figured out how) but the cover to The Retribution of Mara Dyer has just been released and I am super excited to read the final book. I really love this trilogy. If you have not read these books than you should head out to your local library or to the bookstore and pick up these books today, trust me you will not regret it. For more information about the Mara Dyer trilogy click here and for any Mara Dyer extras click here.

Make sure to mark your calendars for October 22, 2013 to pick up your copy. Happy Reading!!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Special Post: Cover Changes

When you go to the bookstore the very first thing that you see are the book covers and to me especially that is the first thing that draws me to pick up a book in the first place. Now there are times when publishing companies choose to change the covers of books to appeal to a wider fan base. It could be something as simple as changing the layout of the cover, to changing the colors or font choices, then again it can be a complete cover overhaul. Personally I have mixed feelings about these new cover changes because since I buy the books and already have the first book of the series then my collection looks funny due to the different covers so I hate the change but then I look at the new cover and it looks really good and I love the change.

Some of the covers that have changed are Blood Red Road by Moira Young and Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi and the Fall of Angels series by Keary Taylor. The original covers look good but the new covers look amazing so I can see why they changed them.

*Well it seems that Blogger is being uncooperative and is not giving me the option to add pictures at the moment so this will have to be a pictureless post :(*

So what about you what do you think about cover changes?  Original vs. New?

Stay Tuned for Article 5 by Kristen Simmons.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Best Books I've Read All Year

The following is a list of books that I have read this year that I scored as five star (Amazing!) read on Goodreads.com. So if your looking for something new to read please check out any of the titles below and let me know what you think. The books with two astericks at the end mean they are my absolute faves of the year.

Paranormal/Fantasy Reads:
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin**
The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin**
Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima
Shades of Blood by Samantha Young
Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas**
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Arena One by Morgan Rice
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Angelfall by Susan Ee**

Young Love Murder by April Brookshire** (Mature YA Book +17yrs)
Unlovable by Sherry Gammon
Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan**
Barely Breathing by Rebecca Donovan
Beautiful Disaster by Jaime McGuire (Mature YA Book +17yrs)
Losing It by Cora Carmack  (Mature YA Book +17yrs)
The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen (Mature YA Book +17yrs)

So what about you what were your favorite books of the year and which one's would you consider as an absolute MUST read?