Wednesday, September 17, 2014

2014 Debut Authors Bash (Interview): IF ONLY by A.J. Pine (YA)

by A.J. Pine
Release date: March 24th, 2014
Published by: Entangled (Embrace) Publishing
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Format: Paperback, eBook
Format read: eBook I purchased. 


Sometimes it takes crossing an ocean to figure out where you belong.

It's been two years since twenty-year-old Jordan had a boyfriend — which means it's been forever since she, well, you know. But now she’s off to spend her junior year in Aberdeen, Scotland, the perfect place to stop waiting for Mr. Right and just enjoy Mr. Right Now.

Sexy, sweet (and possible player) Griffin may be her perfect, no-strings-attached match. He’s fun, gorgeous, and makes her laugh. So why can’t she stop thinking about Noah who, minutes after being trapped together outside the train’s loo, kisses Jordan like she’s never been kissed before? Never mind his impossible blue eyes, his weathered, annotated copy of The Great Gatsby (total English-major porn)… oh, and his girlfriend.

Jordan knows everything this year has an expiration date. Aberdeen is supposed to be about fun rather than waiting for life to happen. But E. M. Forster, Shakespeare, and mistletoe on Valentine’s Day make her reconsider what love is and how far she’s willing to go for the right guy.

INTERVIEW with A.J. Pine

*When did you start reading and writing?
I have always been a reader, but the writing really only started to kick in a few years ago. I’d find myself finishing a book I loved and wanting to write something I’d love just as much. So three years ago I decided to jump in and try writing a novel. That novel isn’t published, but it served it’s purpose--letting me know I didn’t just enjoy writing. It was something I needed to do.

*What were you like as a teen?
SUPER shy. Omigod, like so painfully shy. I should have been writing back then. Imagine the angst! Haha.
*What is your favorite genre to read at the moment?
I read everything from contemporary to fantasy, but what’s most important is for the story to have a romance arc. I love love.

*When and how did you get the idea for IF ONLY?
IF ONLY is very loosely based on my junior year that I spent at Aberdeen University in Scotland. After I started reading New Adult contemporary romance, I was like, YES. I have a story to tell!

*Where did you write IF ONLY?
On my laptop? Haha. Oh, also on my super comfy, hard-not-to-fall-asleep-on, leather recliner couch. I’m so not a desk girl.

*Did you have any say in the cover design?
I did! Entangled Embrace, my publisher, was fantastic about asking for input from me, and I have to say, what my cover designer, Jessica Cantor, did, was exactly the tone and look I envisioned.

*Is there another book in the works? If so, what can we expect?
YES! Book two in the IF ONLY duology, tentatively titled REMEMBER YESTERDAY, should be releasing this fall. No official release date yet until we get through edits. This book, a companion rather than sequel, takes place almost two years after IF ONLY ends and tells the story of a character who leaves IF ONLY about halfway through.

*Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?
MILK. No question.

*Fruit or vegetables?

*Cats or dogs?
Cats - so low maintenance even if they look down on me with disdain (I have two).

*Hardcover, paperback or ebook?
This is tough. I read them all. To have on my shelf, I love to have hardcover. But my favorite way to read is actually listening to audio books.

Just one? Um...Moulin Rouge.

*Ice cream flavor?
Healthy frozen yogurt loaded with unhealthy toppings.

*Social media site?

Does Ewan McGregor count? He’s my spirit animal. Otherwise, cat.

Eeek! This is so not fair. I will say one only because it says book and not books, and I am going to follow the rules, but know that there is quite the list in my head. :)
Right now, the book that just gets me at my core, that I still reread every now and then, is the gorgeous YA novel, JELLICOE ROAD, by Melina Marchetta.


AJ Pine  writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry — she’ll mend them with a happily ever after. As an English teacher and a librarian, AJ has always surrounded herself with books. All her favorites have one big commonality – romance. Naturally, her books have the same. When she’s not writing, she’s of course reading. Then there’s online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes) and, of course, a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires, from Eric Northman to the Salvatore brothers. And in the midst of all of this, you’ll also find her hanging with her family in the Chicago burbs.

Waiting On Wednesday #101: GEEK GIRL by Holly Smale (YA)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by  Breaking the Spine. 

This is were we get to 'spotlight' books that we are anxiously waiting to be released! The ones that we are dying to get our hands on and read into the wee hours of the night and, quite possibly, to make our shelves look all pretty too :)

What I'm waiting for...

Geek Girl #1
by Holly Smale 
Expected release date: January 27th, 2015
Published by: Harper Teen
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Format: Hardcover, eBook


Geek + runway = a hilarious runaway hit! 
This bestselling UK debut is full of humor and high-fashion hijinks — 
and now it’s coming to America.

Harriet Manners is tired of being labeled a geek. So when she’s discovered by a modeling agent, she seizes the chance to reinvent herself. There’s only one problem: 
Harriet is the definition of awkward. 
Does she have what it takes to transform from geek to chic?

Geek Girl is the first book in a hilarious new trilogy. It was also the #1 bestselling YA debut of 2013 in the UK, where it was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize for Best Book for Teens. With all the humor and fabulous shenanigans of Louise Rennison’s Confessions of Georgia Nicolson and Meg Cabot’s The Princess DiariesGeek Girl is about to become an international superstar.

Why I'm waiting for GEEK GIRL...

First of all, LOOK at that cover!!!
You all must know by now that I do judge books by their covers, and I absolutely adore this one!

This book had me by its title too! 

AND, I've heard so much about this trilogy! I'm happy to see it finally coming to the U.S.

SO, what are you waiting for???

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Release Day (Excerpt): DAY 21 (The Hundred #2) by Kass Morgan (YA)

by Kass Morgan
Release date: September 16th, 2014
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Sci-Fi Romance
Format: Hardback, eBook, Audiobook


No one has set foot on Earth in centuries - until now.

It's been 21 days since the hundred landed on Earth. 
They're the only humans to set foot on the planet in centuries... or so they thought. 

Facing an unknown enemy, Wells attempts to keep the group together. Clarke strikes out for Mount Weather, in search of other Colonists, while Bellamy is determined to rescue his sister, no matter the cost. And back on the ship, Glass faces an unthinkable choice between the love of her life and life itself.

In this pulse-pounding sequel to Kass Morgan's The 100, secrets are revealed, beliefs are challenged, and relationships are tested. And the hundred will struggle to survive the only way they can - together.

Chapter 1 - Wells
by Kass Morgan
Author of The 100 and its sequel Day 21

No one wanted to stand near the grave. Although four of their own were already buried in the makeshift cemetery, the rest of the hundred were still disturbed by the idea of lowering a body into the ground.

No one wanted to stand with their backs to the trees either. Since the attack, a creaking branch had become enough to make the anxious survivors jump. And so, the nearly one hundred people who'd gathered to say good-bye to Asher stood in a tightly packed semicircle, their eyes darting between the corpse on the ground and the shadows in the forest.

The comforting crackle of the fire was conspicuously absent. They'd run out of firewood last night, and no one had been willing to venture out for more. Wells would've gone himself, but he'd been busy digging the grave. No one had volunteered for that job either, except for a tall, quiet Arcadian boy named Eric.

"Are we sure he's really dead?" Molly whispered, edging back from the deep hole, as if worried it might swallow her up as well. She was only thirteen but looked younger. At least, she'd used to. Wells remembered helping her after the crash, when tears and ash had streaked her round cheeks. Now the girl's face was thin, almost gaunt, and there was a cut on her forehead that didn't look like it'd been properly cleaned.

Wells's eyes flashed involuntarily to Asher's neck, to the ragged wound where the arrow had pierced his throat. It'd been two days since Asher died, two days since the mysterious figures materialized on the ridge, upending everything the Colonists had ever been told, everything they thought they knew.

They had been sent to Earth as living test subjects, the first people to set foot on the planet in three hundred years. But they were mistaken.

Some people had never left.

It had all happened so quickly. Wells hadn't realized anything was wrong until Asher fell to the ground, gagging as he swiped desperately at the arrow lodged in his throat. That's when Wells spun around -- and saw them. Silhouetted against the setting sun, the strangers looked more like demons than humans. Wells had blinked, half expecting the figures to vanish. There was no way they were real.

But hallucinations didn't shoot arrows.

After his calls for help went unheeded, Wells had carried Asher to the infirmary tent, where they stored the medical supplies they'd salvaged from the fire. But it was no use. By the time Wells began frantically digging for bandages, Asher was already gone.

How could there be people on Earth? It was impossible. No one had survived the Cataclysm. That was incontrovertible, as deeply ingrained in Wells's mind as the fact that water froze at 0 degrees Celsius, or that planets revolved around the sun. And yet, he'd seen them with his own eyes. People who certainly hadn't come down on the dropship from the Colony. Earthborns.

"He's dead," Wells said to Molly as he rose wearily to his feet before realizing that most of the group was staring at him. A few weeks ago, their expressions would've been full of distrust, if not outright contempt. No one believed that the Chancellor's son had actually been Confined. It'd been all too easy for Graham to convince them that Wells had been sent to spy for his father. But now, they were looking at him expectantly.

In the chaos after the fire, Wells had organized teams to sort through the remaining supplies and start building permanent structures. His interest in Earth architecture, once a source of annoyance to his pragmatic father, had enabled Wells to design the three wooden cabins that now stood in the center of the clearing.

Wells glanced up at the darkening sky. He'd give anything to have the Chancellor see the cabins eventually. Not to prove a point -- after seeing his father shot on the launch deck, Wells's resentment had drained faster than the color from the Chancellor's cheeks. Now he only wished his father would someday get to call Earth home. The rest of the Colony was supposed to join them once conditions on Earth were deemed safe, but twenty-one days had passed without so much as a glimmer from the sky.

As Wells lowered his eyes back to the ground, his thoughts returned to the task at hand: saying farewell to the boy they were about to send to a much darker resting place.
A girl next to him shivered. "Can we move this along?" she said. "I don't want to stand out here all night."

"Watch your tone," another girl named Kendall snapped, her delicate lips drawn into a frown. At first, Wells had assumed she was a fellow Phoenician, but he'd eventually realized that her haughty stare and clipped cadence were just an impression of the girls Wells had grown up with. It was a fairly common practice among young Waldenites and Arcadians, although he'd never met anyone who did it quite as well as Kendall.

Wells turned his head from side to side, searching for Graham, the only other Phoenician aside from Wells and Clarke. He didn't generally like letting Graham take control of the group, but the other boy had been friends with Asher and was better equipped than Wells to speak at his funeral. However, his was one of the few faces missing from the crowd -- aside from Clarke's. She'd set off right after the fire with Bellamy to search for his sister, leaving nothing but the memory of the five toxic words she'd hurled at Wells before she left: You destroy everything you touch.

© 2014 by Alloy Entertainment


 New York Times bestselling author of The 100 and its sequel Day 21, received a bachelor's degree from Brown University and a master's from Oxford University. 

She currently works as an editor and lives in Brooklyn, New York.   

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cover Reveal: WICKED (A Wicked Trilogy #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (NA)

I am thrilled to share with you the new cover to one of 
Jennifer L. Armentrout's latest self-pubbed books!!!...

A Wicked Trilogy #1
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Expected release date: December 8th, 2014
Published by: Self-published
Genre: New Adult Paranormal
Format: eBook


Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.

Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.

But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her — the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.


I only needed to know three things about this book and its cover:

1. Jennifer L. Armentrout wrote it.

2. It's paranormal.

3. Another green-eyed boy that we're all going to swoon over.

The cover is beautiful! I'm anxious to find out if the underwater theme has a connection to the story... 

I've also pre-ordered my copy already!!!
Hope you did too :) 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #71 (September's Book Haul, Part 1)

Hello book-nerds :)
We're almost halfway through September already... school has started, it's getting a bit chilly at night which I absolutely love! I do! I love sweater-weather!!! And I'm starting to crave my hot cocoa already, lol! I've had an amazing week in books, and I hope you have too!!!

What I received for review...
SEPTIMUS HEAP: PATHFINDER (TodHunter Moon, Book One) (ARC) by Angie Sage (MG) from HarperCollins
LITTLE DEAD RIDING HOOD (ARC) by Amie and Bethanie Borst (MG) from Jolly Fish Press
- THE 100 (The Hundred #1) (PB) by Kass Morgan (YA) from author's publicity manager
- DAY 21 (The Hundred #2) (HB) by Kass Morgan (YA) from author's publicity manager
NICK AND TESLA'S SUPER-CYBORG GADGET GLOVE (HB) by "Science Bob" and Steve Hockensmith (MG) from Quirk Books
- HELLO KITTY CROCHET (HB) by Mei Li Lee (E) from Quirk Books
- THE HELLO KITTY BAKING BOOK (HB) by Michele Chen Chock (E) from Quirk Books

From giveaways...
- DARK DAYS by Kate Ormand (YA) from the author, a doodled hardback and signed swag!!!

Book Swaps/Trades...
Elegy (Watersong #4) (PB) by Amanda Hocking (YA)
- The Beautiful and the Cursed (The Dispossessed #1) (HB) by Page Morgan (YA)

What I purchased...
- UNFORGOTTEN (Unremembered #2) (HB) by Jessica Brody (YA) from Book Outlet
- BAKE SALE (PB Graphic Novel) by Sara Varon (MG) from Book Outlet

Please leave a comment below so I can visit you as well :) 

Thanks for stopping by!!!
And have a fabulous weekend, xoxo!!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

My #FridayReads #13: The 2x2 Edition

TGIF my fellow booknerdigans :) 

I've vlogged another #FridayReads today and I am so looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend so I can, hopefully, finish at least 2 out of the 4 books I'm currently reading! 

In case you don't remember, #FridayReads is a hashtag that was originally done on Twitter and has now been passed along to other social medias so everyone can share what they're currently reading or plan on reading over the weekend... 

Here is what I'm currently reading!!!

- THE VAULT OF DREAMERS by Caragh M. O'Brien (YA)
- THE IRON TRIAL by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare (MG)
- BELZHAR by Meg Wolitzer (YA)
- HORRORSTOR by Grady Hendrix (YA)

What are you reading right now???

Blog Tour (Review and Giveaway): SIX FEET OVER IT by Jennifer Longo (YA)

by Jennifer Longo
Release date: August 26th, 2014
Published by: Random House Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Format: Hardcover, eBook
Format read: Hardcover from the publisher.


Home is where the bodies are buried.

Darkly humorous and heart-wrenchingly beautiful, Jennifer Longo’s YA debut about a girl stuck living in a cemetery will change the way you look at life, death, and love.

Leigh sells graves for her family-owned cemetery because her father is too lazy to look farther than the dinner table when searching for employees. Working the literal graveyard shift, she meets two kinds of customers:

Pre-Need: They know what’s up. They bought their graves a long time ago, before they needed them.

At Need: They are in shock, mourning a loved one’s unexpected death. Leigh avoids sponging their agony by focusing on things like guessing the headstone choice (mostly granite).

Sarcastic and smart, Leigh should be able to stand up to her family and quit. But her world’s been turned upside down by the sudden loss of her best friend and the appearance of Dario, the slightly-too-old-for-her grave digger. Surrounded by death, can Leigh move on, if moving on means it’s time to get a life?


Jennifer Longo has quite the flair to making you think and feel things that you don't want to. In SIX FEET OVER IT, we encounter loss and death, depression and sadness, new and unusual friendships - a coming-of-age story of a girl who learns that its okay to let go, move on... to live life and be happy.

Leigh, pronounced like Lee, has had quite the tumultuous childhood. We get to see reminisce about her childhood on their much beloved beach house with a cool older sister, hippie-artist mom and fun dad. She also dwells on how their lives fell apart when her sister Kai was diagnosed with cancer. On how her parents are unable to deal with it, and they start to neglect the girls. And then Leigh is left to try to keep what little is left of her life together by going to school, ignore the bullying that happens, and then coming straight home from school everyday to be with Kai.
Leigh tried her best, but there is only so much a tween, now a teen, can do.
Especially after the loss of her best friend.
And then her father, Wade, uproots the family and moves them to a cemetery where he has big plans, but then proceeds to make Leigh do all the office work and hires Dario to do all of the landscaping and handiwork. Wade hasn't a clue on what he's doing and puts high expectations on Leigh to handle the emotional side of it without a second thought. All while Leigh's mother hides in their home, depressed, painting beach landscapes. And Kai, in remission, goes back to school, takes up running and leads a normal teen life.

Leigh is lost. She believes that she is cursed, that bad things and death follow her and that she must keep herself from anything good in order to avoid bad things happening. She doesn't think twice about how her sister is moving on, but is hurt when her sister doesn't share the details with her. She wishes she could smack her parents on the side of their heads to get them to realize that things are bad, not normal, but, she's afraid of the fallout and then having more responsibilities. She pushes away potential friends, because she doesn't want her bad luck to interfere...
but when she finally lets someone in, just a little bit, and sees that there is some potential, even in her current state, she's confused about being hopeful... will Leigh dare to stand up for herself? Be happy? Dream of a better life?

Filled with insightful moments, sarcastic humor and great prose with memorable characters.... Leigh's story will make you think about how we deal with loss and hope. And will make you reevaluate how we treat ourselves, and not to be so abrupt with our decisions and loved ones. And that even in the most dire times, redemption and hope can be found.

*A hardcover book was sent from the publisher for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Jennifer Longo

A California native, Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Acting from San Francisco State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing For Theatre from Humboldt State University. 
She is a two-time Irene Ryan Best Actor award recipient and a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Best Full Length Script honoree for her play, Frozen. 

After years of acting, playwriting, working as a literary assistant at San Francisco’s Magic Theatre, then as an elementary school librarian, Jennifer told the occasional story at San Francisco’s Porch Light Storytelling Series and decided at last to face her fear of prose and actually write some. 

A recent San Francisco transplant, Jennifer lives with her husband and daughter near Seattle, Washington beside the water on Mercer Island and her every hour is consumed by writing, running marathons, tide pooling, walking her kid to ballet class eleven thousand times each week and reading every book she can get her hands on.

Book Trailer Friday #3: AFTERWORLDS by Scott Westerfeld (YA)

I have a new addiction: BOOK TRAILERS!!!
I'm an "old lady" who doesn't do much late Friday nights except read, 
watch some Big Bang Theory and maybe bake a cookie or two... 
until I discovered that there are a lot of book trailers out there! 
And more and more are being made and released, and I cannot help myself! 
I'm going to start sharing a few of my old and new favorite book trailers :) 

by Scott Westerfeld
Expected release date: September 23rd, 2014
Published by: Simon Pulse
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Format: Hardcover, eBook


Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. 
Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she's made the right decision until she falls in with a crowd of other seasoned and fledgling writers who take her under their wings… 

Told in alternating chapters is Darcy's novel, a suspenseful thriller about Lizzie, a teen who slips into the 'Afterworld' to survive a terrorist attack. 
But the Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead and as Lizzie drifts between our world and that of the Afterworld, she discovers that many unsolved - and terrifying - stories need to be reconciled. 
And when a new threat resurfaces, Lizzie learns her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she loves and cares about most.

AFTERWORLDS' book trailer


Ooo, intriguing... intense!

So, it seems that "Darcy writes the story" and "Lizzie lives the story that Darcy is writing'...
I'm getting the impression that Lizzie's world is coming into or interfering with Darcy's. Maybe even, Darcy having a hard time with differentiating what's real and not...???
SO, many questions!

I cannot read this book!
I have never read a Scott Westerfeld book, and I think this is the perfect one to start with!

What do you think??? 

Also, got any favorite book trailers to share :) 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday #100: The 100th WoW Post Edition!

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by  Breaking the Spine. 

This is were we get to 'spotlight' books that we are anxiously waiting to be released! The ones that we are dying to get our hands on and read into the wee hours of the night and, quite possibly, to make our shelves look all pretty too :)

I cannot believe that this is my '100th Waiting On Wednesday' post!!!
It only took 2 1/2 years to get to it, lol! 

I decided to celebrate by sharing a few extra books that I have my eye on right now... 

What I'm waiting for...

by Scott Westerfeld
Expected release date: September 23rd, 2014
Published by: Simon Pulse
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Format: Hardcover, eBook


Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. 
Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she's made the right decision until she falls in with a crowd of other seasoned and fledgling writers who take her under their wings… 

Told in alternating chapters is Darcy's novel, a suspenseful thriller about Lizzie, a teen who slips into the 'Afterworld' to survive a terrorist attack. 
But the Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead and as Lizzie drifts between our world and that of the Afterworld, she discovers that many unsolved - and terrifying - stories need to be reconciled. 
And when a new threat resurfaces, Lizzie learns her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she loves and cares about most.

Why I'm waiting on AFTERWORLDS... 

I have been wanting to read something written by Scott Westerfeld - I don't think I have ever heard anything negative about his books/writing... and this is a standalone!!! And you all know how much I crave and love standalone books!!!

Plus, it's contemporary-ish!... AND, it's two stories in one book! Yes!!!

* * * 

by Jandy Nelson
Expected release date: September 16th, 2014
Published by: Dial (Penguin)
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Format: Hardcover, eBook


A brilliant, luminous story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell. 

Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. 
But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else — an even more unpredictable new force in her life. 

The early years are Noah's story to tell. The later years are Jude's. What the twins don't realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they'd have a chance to remake their world.

This radiant novel from the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.

Why I'm waiting on I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN...

I was immediately drawn to this book for its cover and title - it's SO vibrant and beautiful! And you all should know by now that I am a cover-snob, bookcovers need to "speak to me" and this one does in high volumes!

It's another standalone contemporary!!! *love*

Plus - everyone RAVES about this author! Not just about her writing and books, but as a person that people have come to adore. And it is quite impressive when people not only ramble on about the books, but about the author too. I am really looking forward to diving into this book and finally getting to feel her writing as well!

The Sky Is Everywhere is high on my wishlist as well!!! 

* * * 

The Raven Cycle #3
by Maggie Stiefvater
Expected release date: October 21st, 2014
Published by: Scholastic Press
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Format: Hardcover, eBook


Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.

The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.

Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.

Why I'm waiting on BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE...

Honestly... it's another book from Maggie Steifvater.
That is all.

Need more??? 
I read the first book, and loved everything about it! 
There is a girl named Blue. There is a boy named Gansey.
And there are Raven Boys.

I haven't read the second book yet! But that doesn't matter, because I know it's going to be awesome, just like this third book will.


It's another book from Maggie Stiefvater.

* * * 

White Rabbit Chronicles #3
by Gena Showalter
Expected release date: September 30th, 2014
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Format: Hardcover, eBook


I have a plan. 

We'll either destroy them for good, or they'll destroy us. 

Either way, only one of us is walking away. 

In the stunning conclusion to the wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, Alice "Ali" Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She's ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers…until Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. It's then she realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters… and the worst has only begun. 

As the surviving slayers prepare for war, Ali discovers she, too, can control the zombies… and she isn't the girl she thought she was. She's connected to the woman responsible for killing — and turning — Cole's mother. How can their relationship endure? As secrets come to light, and more slayers are taken or killed, Ali will fight harder than ever to bring down Anima — even sacrificing her own life for those she loves.

Why I'm waiting on THE QUEEN OF ZOMBIE HEARTS...

"We're all mad here."

I feel like I've aged waiting for this book!!! 
I cannot wait to get this beauty in my hands... I have no other words! Just... 

*grabby hands*

SO, what are you waiting for right now?!?!?!