Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thoughts on Thursdays: Halloween edition

Hello lovelies! I'm on the blogger app on my ipad so this post may not look as pretty but I just wanted to stop by and say Happy Halloween!  I hope ya'll get to enjoy your spooky day!  It's rainy around here but Trick-r-Treat is still on and the kids are pretty excited!  The husband is looking forward to stealing their candy...I am too...hey it's a perk of being a mom! :-)  Have a spooktacular day!!

       


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Unchosen by Michele Vail

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Unchosen
Michele Vail
(The Reaper Diaries #2)
Genres: Horror, Young Adult, Fantasy

 
I thought the worst of my reaper training was behind me… turns out I was wrong. Dead wrong.

Molly Bartolucci has done a lot of growing up but after being accused of using illegal magic at her school for necromancers, reaper-in-training Molly is treading lightly. As the destined leader of Anubis’s Chosen, she needs to study hard, train harder, and stay out of trouble.

Uh, right.

It doesn’t help that she’s feeling more than academic about her melt-your-bones hot reaping instructor, Rath. And if her relationship drama isn’t enough to drive her over the edge, she has to deal with mother issues, nosy little sisters, suspicious friends, and an unnamed force stalking her at school.

Then her family is attacked, and her bio-dad ends up comatose in the hospital. Now, Molly has to uncover who’s trying to hurt her loved ones—and all without the help of Anubis.

 
 
 
 
 I've never understood why someone (or something) can't just tap you on the shoulder and say, "Look, the apocalypse will be here on Tuesday.  You might want to get a helmet and a weapon.  Tell your friends."
 

REVIEW

I'm unsure of how I really feel about Unchosen.  It was good and I'm glad I got a chance to read it but it definitely had a middle book feel to it.  At times it felt rushed and there were parts that in my opinion could have used more depth but were barely talked about.  Especially Molly and Rath's relationship, it felt rather lacking of emotion.  

Aside from that it was a good read.  Molly is told early on that there will be a competition to decide who will be The Champion of Anubis, this upsets Molly for obvious reasons since she is the champion according to Anubis himself.  While training she loses touch with her friends, which I was sad to see happen, I really wish they could be more of a team.  Henry her ghoul also hints that it's important to find a specific book, Anubis and the Seventh Warrior, which evidently holds clues to Molly's family secrets.  There is also somebody that's trying to get to Molly, she gets attacked several times and the person even goes after her bio-dad and family.  All of this crap goes down and Anubis is nowhere to be found, what good is having a god for a dad if you can't count on him to help in battle?!  There is a crazy discovery at the end of the book and a cliffhanger that leaves you wondering what is going to happen.  Like I said I did enjoy reading the book but it left a lot of ends untied, hence the middle book feeling.  I predict the final book being AMAZING!
 
Keep calm ... and carry your scythe.
 
 
 
 
 

* I received an ARC ebook of Unchosen in exchange for an honest review.  In no way does that effect my thoughts or opinions.  I did not get paid in any way for this review. 

*I would like to thank Michele Vail and The Fantastic Flying Book Club for giving me the chance to read, review, and be a part of this tour!


 

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Undeadly
Michele Vail
(The Reaper Diaries #1)
Genres: Horror, Young Adult, Fantasy

 
The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird...

Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper—and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath. Within days, she's shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite boarding school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath.

Life at Nekyia has its plusses. Molly has her own personal ghoul, for one. Rick follows her there out of the blue, for another...except, there's something a little off about him. When students at the academy start to die and Rath disappears, Molly starts to wonder if anything is as it seems. Only one thing is certain—-Molly's got an undeadly knack for finding trouble....





 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
 
Michele Vail writes young adult paranormal fiction about zombies and reapers. The Reaper Diaries is set in present day Nevada in a world where ancient Egyptian religion and necromancer magic is real and part of every day life. Oh, and there are zombies. Lots and lots of zombies.
Michele likes reading, dogs, cats, board games, ghost-hunting shows, and Halloween. She believes in magic, in the impossible, and in the restorative powers of chocolate. Michele lives happily-ever-after with her Viking husband in the Pacific Northwest.
 
 
 

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Vitro

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It features books we are eagerly anticipating getting our hands on.
My pick for this week is:
 
VITRO
By: Jessica Khoury
Exptected Publication Date: 01/14/2014
 
 
 
A death-defying tropical adventure delivers a frightening message about dabbling with creation from the talented author of Origin.

On a remote island in the Pacific, Corpus scientists have taken test tube embryos and given them life. These beings—the Vitros—have knowledge and abilities most humans can only dream of. But they also have one enormous flaw.

Sophie Crue is determined to get to Skin Island and find her mother, a scientist who left Sophie behind years ago. She enlists hunky charter pilot Jim Julien to take her there. But once on the island, Sophie and Jim encounter more than they bargained for, including a charming, brilliant Vitro named Nicholas and an innocent, newly awoken one named Lux.

In a race for their lives, Sophie and Jim are about to discover what happens when science stretches too far beyond its reach.
 
 
 
Mark it TBR and Preorder it
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I was sadly denied an ARC of VITRO :-( but that does not change the fact that I am DYING to get my hands on it!!

Cover Reveal: WASTELAND by Lindsay Leggett

DRUMROLL PLEASE

 
*****
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*****
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Good Lord, isn't it GORGEOUS??!
 
Wasteland
 by Lindsay Leggett
(Flight #2)
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
 
Wasteland, the next book in the FLIGHT trilogy, takes place a few months after the ending of book one.

Trapped in a cell and experimented on, Piper Madden’s only hope is remembering Asher. Then, Elder Corp President Rupert Elder gives her new orders: to be a leader in a war against the Harpies. Without a choice, Piper must obey Rupert’s commands or suffer from paralyzing and painful Nanomachines. But the war is just beginning, and Asher has gone missing. The resistance is slowly building, and the upcoming war will be larger and bloodier than anything seen since the Devastation that ruined the earth. Throughout all of this, Piper remembers the time before she ran to Ichton, when David was alive and her hope in Elder Corp was still strong.
 
~ Goodreads ~
 
 
 
 
Other Books In The Series


 
Flight
by Lindsay Leggett
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
 
The first rule of survival in the Underground: When you’re outside, keep your eyes on the skies. Ace Harpy Hunter Piper Madden is used to danger, but the death of her brother slams the brakes on her high-torque lifestyle and leaves her broken and confused.

On the run from the dictating Elder Corporation, she’s eventually found in the quiet undergound city of Ichton and asked to work for the Corp on contract to quell a new and frightening Harpy threat.

Enter the discovery of horrifying Corporation secrets, Harpy attacks, and a new friendship with the strange Asher, and Piper’s days become anything but boring.

Then, a chance encounter leaves Piper privy to a dangerous secret, ad as she and Asher team up in an effort to unravel the truth, the secrets they uncover beneath the ancient walls of the dead city will spark their world into a grand-scale war.
~ Goodreads ~
 
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Nearly every writer struggles to put together information about themselves, perhaps because we’re so used to detailing the lives and ways of others. For the most part I am a writer, editor, photographer, and all-around artist living in the wilds north of Toronto, Ontario. I thrive on the juxtaposition of beauty and grit, enjoy urban crawls, indie everything, and time well-spent in the woods.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Undeadly by Michele Vail

 
The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird...

Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper—and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath. Within days, she's shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite boarding school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath.

Life at Nekyia has its plusses. Molly has her own personal ghoul, for one. Rick follows her there out of the blue, for another...except, there's something a little off about him. When students at the academy start to die and Rath disappears, Molly starts to wonder if anything is as it seems. Only one thing is certain—-Molly's got an undeadly knack for finding trouble....




 




 REVIEW
 
Sometimes, you choose your destiny,, sometimes it chooses you, and sometimes...it's a little of both.
 
Undeadly is about a girl named Molly who is a necromancer-in-training.  The world Molly lives in is full of people who have "pet" zombies and a world where spirits are the new "illegal" slaves.  Everything is going along normally for Molly until the night of her sixteenth birthday when she has a dream/vision of Anubis and accepts his challenge to become one of his chosen.  But Molly isn't just one of the chosen, she's THE chosen.  Her destiny is to become Anubis' champion when Anubis' uncle Set breaks free from his prison.  After having the Anubis vision, things start to go downhill; first her new love interest falls and cracks his head, then she accidently resurrects him but kind of makes a mess of it, she finds out her family isn't what she thought, and then she is shipped off to a new boarding school where students are turning up dead.
 
Not feeding a zombie isn't like not feeding your cat. He. Will. Eat. You.  And your cat.  People who forget to pick up a case of Ghoul- AID sometimes don't live to regret it.  Capisce?
 
The beginning starts off a little slow due to all the backstory that needed telling in order to get readers up to speed but a few chapters in and things speed up.  Michele Vail does a really good job of keeping readers interested even with all the info that she has to go over and really gives the book a decent pace once things start rolling.  I also loved how Michele created a world where Molly doesn't have to hide her necro abilities from anyone. It's refreshing when a book world is set up so the characters don't have to hide who they are.  Though that does change a little after she starts school.
 
You will sweat.  You will bleed.  You will ask for mercy and not get it.  Get stronger.  Get meaner. Get reaper.
 
There are a lot of surprises that turn up and a sense of mystery because there is a lot about her family and destiny that Molly doesn't know about.  The end took quite a turn and the epilogue leaves you dying to know what happens.  I'm excited to see where the next book takes Molly and what her relationship with Rath will evolve into.  Not to mention the battles brewing between Anubis and Set.  Overall it was a fantastic and exciting read that I highly recommend to fellow readers.
 
 
 
 
Undeadly (The Reaper Diaries, #1)
 
 

Check Out The Author


 
Michele Vail writes young adult paranormal fiction about zombies and reapers. The Reaper Diaries is set in present day Nevada in a world where ancient Egyptian religion and necromancer magic is real and part of every day life. Oh, and there are zombies. Lots and lots of zombies.
Michele likes reading, dogs, cats, board games, ghost-hunting shows, and Halloween. She believes in magic, in the impossible, and in the restorative powers of chocolate. Michele lives happily-ever-after with her Viking husband in the Pacific Northwest.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.
She can’t.

She used to think her problems were all in her head.
They aren’t.

She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets.
She’s wrong.

In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?
(Summary and Picture from Goodreads)






Yup this book was pretty much amazing just like the first book in the series. 

When the book begins Mara is waking up in an unknown room with an unknown person.  It doesn't take long for us to find out that she's in a psychiatric hospital and the person is Dr. Kells.  Turns out Mara went a little crazy at the closing of The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer, funny how that title sounds after reading the whole book.  The Evolution of Mara Dyer is all about Mara trying to prove she isn't crazy to her family, to Noah, and to the doctors.  The only person who seems to believe her is Noah, though at times I question even that.  We encounter Jamie again, YAY, though he is almost moodier than he was in the first book.  We find out why he may be an important character, but I'm not going to tell you why because that would spoil it.  We are also introduced to new crazies like Pheobe who is creepy and seems to be stalking Mara, and Stella who Jamie says could almost be normal.

I again spent the first part of the book wondering if Mara was truly losing her mind or if Jude was really back.  There are some things that have you guessing her sanity, but then there are some crazy plot turns that hit you out of nowhere leaving you thinking you have NO idea what's going on.  

And talk about an ending, I did not see it coming!! Now I'm left highly anticipating the third book, The Retribution of Mara Dyer, which isn't coming out until JUNE 2014!!!  Even so I think you need to read this book RIGHT NOW!  Misery loves company :-)



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The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #2)



Wednesday, October 23, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine.  It features books we are eagerly anticipating getting our hands on.
 
 
My pick for this week is:
 
 
 
The Winner's Curse
By: Marie Rutkoski
Expected Publication Date: 03/04/2014
 
 

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love.
As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined. Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.
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The Winner's Curse
   

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin



Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.
She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.
 
After Mara survives the traumatizing accident at the old asylum, it makes sense that she has issues. She lost her best friend, her boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s sister, and as if that weren’t enough to cope with, her family moves to a new state in order to give her a fresh start. But that fresh start is quickly filled with hallucinations—or are they premonitions?—and then corpses, and the boundary between reality and nightmare is wavering. At school, there’s Noah, a devastatingly handsome charmer who seems determined to help Mara piece together what’s real, what’s imagined—and what’s very, very dangerous.
(Picture and Summary from Barnes& Noble) 






REVIEW
 
Wow, just WOW!  This book was spectacular!  I spent the entire time wondering if Mara was crazy, or haunted, or had superpowers.  It was a crazy ride that I didn't want to stop, not even at the end. (Which I won't have to since the next book is sitting on my shelf)
 
The book starts off with a letter from Mara,
 
 
My name is not Mara Dyer, but my lawyer told me I had to choose something.  A pseudonym.  A nom de plume, for all of us studying for the SATs.  I know that having a fake name is strange, but trust me - it's the most normal thing about my life right now.  Even telling you this much probably isn't smart. But without my big mouth, no one would know that a seventeen-year-old who likes Death Cab for Cutie was responsible for the murders.  No one would know that somewhere out there is a B student with a body count.  And it's important that you know, so you're not next.
 
     Rachel's birthday was the beginning.  This is what I remember.
 
'Mara Dyer'
 
 
Talk about confusing?!  So her name isn't really Mara? And why does she have a lawyer?  I still don't have the answers for those questions.

From there on we are left wondering what exactly happened, because Mara doesn't remember.  We know that somehow Mara's friends die in a building collapse.  We know that Mara survived.  Everything else is a mystery.  Mara is on the verge of a mental breakdown and her psychiatrist mom is one step from having her committed when she tells her parents that she thinks moving would be the best thing for her.  Her parents agree and the whole family moves to Florida.  Mara and her brothers Daniel and Joseph are enrolled into a private school where Mara meets Noah.  The book is a roller coaster of mysterious deaths, ghostly sightings, and general psychiatric breakdowns.  Mara has to watch every action and every admission she makes otherwise she will end up in a psychiatric hospital.  But maybe she belongs there... The closer you get to the end, the crazier it gets.
 
The book was excellently written and the characters were well developed.  I loved the suspense and the constant guessing as to what was going on.  One minute you think you know what is happening and then you're proven wrong.  I also enjoyed the fact that for the most part Mara's mom was a constant presence, you don't see that a lot.  Noah and Mara's relationship turns out to be one of the best things for her though I am unhappy with a choice she makes in the end, I hope she is able to make up for it in some way in the next book.  I'm rooting for them to be able to make this thing work.  One thing that felt unwrapped up for me was Jamie, the one friend aside from Noah that Mara made at school.  It may not even be a big deal but I'm hoping we find out more about him as well in the next book.
 
 
 
 
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)
 
 
Check Out The Author
 
(Picture and Info from Michelle's Blog)

At the age of sixteen, Michelle Hodkin lost the rights to her soul in a poker game with pirates just south of Natchez. Shortly thereafter, she joined an acting troupe and traveled the world performing feats of wonder and mischief. She has been seen on stages nationwide and earned rave reviews for her one woman performance of Titus Andronicus before writing the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer Trilogy. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and its sequel, The Evolution of Mara Dyer are available now, and the third book in the trilogy, The Retribution of Mara Dyer, hits shelves in 2014. Michelle currently lives with her three pets and may or may not be a reliable narrator of her own life.
 
 
 

 
 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Fire & Ice by Michele Barrow






 
 

***I received Fire & Ice in ebook format from the author in return for a fair and honest review.  In no way does that influence the thoughts or opinions of this review.***


REVIEW
 

I wanted to like this book, I really did, but I had a hard time getting into it.  I think it had to do with my dislike of the main character, Lorelei.  She is so dense at times that I really wanted to shake her and tell her to brighten up.  When she is taken by Adrius into his world and trapped there she spends several days not knowing why or when she can leave.  If it were me I would have figured that all out in the first hour of being trapped.  The book also had some insta love going on, which isn't always bad, but in this case there was really no foundation for her infatuation of Adrius.
 
 
Other than the insta love and infuriating main character, the world Michele paints is full of detail and vivid descriptions. We meet so many new creatures and enter a world where almost anything is possible.  
 
 
Michele weaves a tale of mystery and suspense and has you turning the page in hopes of finding out what exactly is going on and what will happen in the end. With unexpected twists and intense relationships you will be anything but bored.
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Fractured Light by Jocelyn Davies




















 


***Possible Spoilers If You Haven't Read A Beautiful Dark***

First off let me just say that I love the cover to A Fractured Light soo much more than A Beautiful Dark.  I don't know what it is about it but it's just so dark and awesome!!

In the follow up to A Beautiful Dark we find that Skye has survived the attack from Devin.  She wakes up in a remote cabin with Asher and an unknown rebel named Ardith.  The details are vague on how she was healed but she is and she accepts it as it is.  When they return home she has a lot of trust rebuilding to do since their story is she just disappeared with Asher without telling anyone where she was going.  Skye does a lot of growing during this book.  She harnesses her powers and by the end she has decided what side she will be on and what she will fight for.  I must say I am happy with her decision, I was worried there for a while but she did good.  It makes me really look forward to the next book to see how it all plays out.

Parts of this book really aggravated me, a big one being Skye's naive attitude about the people around her.  Her Aunt Jo acts crazy weird and Skye notices it but never questions it.  I mean with everything she's found out about herself and her parents you would think she would question why her aunt has such a strong hatred of Asher, an almost guardian like hatred!!  The same goes for Ian, he's always so moody, but she never wonders why.  She comes up with excuses for all sorts of things that are flimsy at best, I guess I expected her to be smarter than she was acting.  Another big thing was of course the love triangle.  It wasn't horribly bad in A Beautiful Dark so I guess I let my guard down and thought it would be the same in this book.  Let's just say it amped up and had me yelling at Skye during nerve wracking moments about all the mistakes she was making.

Aside from a few personal issues I had with it, the book was overall good.  There was a touch of suspense; wondering when things would go down between the rebels and guardians and what side Skye would take in the end.  We learn some new things about Skye and her powers and the story of her parents but not a whole lot.  I really don't know that there is a lot to find out about them, in a way I kind of hope there is some mystery surrounding them that we haven't yet found out.  In my opinion it was a good middle book.  There was enough going on to keep the reader interested but I feel like it was a lot of filler.  Like if it had been in the final book the issues that made up the whole of A Fractured Light would have been wrapped up in just a couple of chapters.  I do plan on reading the final book because I have a feeling there will be all sorts of craziness going down!


 
A Fractured Light (A Beautiful Dark, #2)

 

Thoughts On Thursday #3

 
 
 
 Coffee
 
So lately a lot of the books I've been reading have had main characters who are coffee addicts.  They thrill at the thought of a hot Cup'o'Joe and can't fathom starting their day without one. 
 
What is it about this drink that makes people drool?  It seems like such a sophisticated adult drink and I want to like it, I do; but I just can't get past the fact that it tastes like ear wax.  I have tried all sorts of varieties but have yet to find one that makes me come back for a second round.  If I put in an even ratio of creamer to coffee I can at least stand to drink it but my body does not need me sabotaging it by adding all those calories to my diet.  I just don't get why its so appealing!?  Guess I will stick to my inner child's drink of choice: hot chocolate.
 
So tell me, are you a coffee addict who can explain it's mysteries to me? Or are you as clueless about it's appeal as I am?  What's your hot drink of choice?
 

 


 
 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday October 16, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at BREAKING THE SPINE. It features books we are eagerly anticipating getting our hands on.
 
My pick for this week is:
 
 
Panic
By: Lauren Oliver
Expected Publication Date: 03/04/2014



 
 
 
Panic
 
 
I found out about this book recently thanks to Sabrina over at iheart y.a. fiction  She is one of the stops on the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop and has some amazing books that one lucky winner will be able to choose from.  It just so happens Panic is one of them.  I saw the cover, read the summary, and was instantly hooked!  2014 seems so far away!!!

 
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Sunday, October 13, 2013

A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies

On the night of Skye’s seventeenth birthday, she meets two enigmatic strangers. Complete opposites—like fire and ice—Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair and aloof. Their sudden appearance sends Skye’s life into a tailspin. She has no idea what they want, or why they seem to follow her every move—only that their presence coincides with a flurry of strange events. Soon she begins to doubt not just the identity of the two boys, but also the truth about her own past.

In the dead of a bitingly cold Colorado winter, Skye finds herself coming to terms with the impossible secret that threatens to shatter her world. Torn between Asher, who she can’t help falling for, and Devin, who she can’t stay away from, the consequences of Skye’s choice will reach further than the three of them could ever imagine.
(Picture and Summary from Goodreads)
 
 
 
 
 
It happened at night. I woke to the sound of the wind blowing my curtains back. I opened my eyes but saw nothing. Not even moonlight. Not even shadow.
And in the morning, the window was closed.  A feather rested on the floor beneath it, the only reminder that I'd woken up in the night at all.  In the shadow, I couldn't tell if it was light --- or dark.
-Excerpt from A Beautiful Dark
 
 
REVIEW
 
So normally I'm not in to love triangles.  I just hate having to choose sides and I hate when I've chosen a side but the main character keeps going back and forth causing me to have anxiety attacks.  Buuut I put that aside and read A Beautiful Dark anyways.  Really the way it's set up I didn't feel too much like Skye was torn between the two.  To me it seemed like she was obviously into Asher and was just at moments confused by Devin and his attitude.  Of course that could also be because right now I am Team Asher, which actually surprised me because going into it I was for sure I would be Team Devin. 
 
The story is well developed and moves along at a decent pace.  I loved Skye's little group of friends; Cassie, Dan, and Ian.  We can tell pretty much from the start that Cassie and Dan have some chemistry going on and I must admit that I feel a little badly for Ian; part of me wished Skye would of had more feelings for him.   I was disappointed that Skye put her friendships and schooling on hold when Asher and Devin entered the picture, I hope that she realizes that's not the way to be in the next book. 
 
There were plenty of moments where I found myself laughing and other times when I was desperately turning the pages to find out what would happen next, there was never a dull moment.  I am eager to start the next book, lucky for me it's on my shelf right now!  I highly recommend you check it out or buy it before reading the first one, otherwise you may die of anticipation.
 


 
A Beautiful Dark (A Beautiful Dark, #1)
 

 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine.  It features books we are eagerly anticipating getting our hands on.
 
The book I'm waiting on this week is:
 
 
Allegiant
By: Veronica Roth
Expected Publication Date: 10/22/2013
 

 
One choice will define you.

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?


The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.
-Summary and Picture from Goodreads
 
 
 
I have been waiting for this book for sooo long! I'm dying to get my hands on it.  It's been so long in fact that once I do have my hands on it I will probably have a whole Divergent Read-a-thon before cracking Allegiant open.  Eeek! I'm so excited!
 
Preorder It:
 
 
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
 
 

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