Thursday, July 18, 2013

"Nightshade (Nightshade, #1)" by Andrea Cremer

Nightshade (Nightshade, #1)4 out of 5 stars

Read March 29 to April 3, 2013

Published: October 19, 2010
Publisher: Speak

I'm not sure if it's just me, but the little sentence teaser thing sounds cheesy. "She can control her pack, but not her heart." Sounds like a ham and cheese sandwich to me. But the cover's still really pretty. I love the profile of the girl and the wolf and the background colors.

I got kind of annoyed by Calla. She was strong, but she also complained SOOOOOOO much!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

"Eve (Eve, #1)" by Anna Carey

Eve (The Eve Trilogy, #1) 4 out of 5 stars

Read June 16 to 18, 2013

Pages: 318
Published: October 4, 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins

I didn't realize until after I finished the book that the gate on the cover is supposed to be the Golden Gate Bridge. It is, right? That girls arms look a little weird. Like, there's just something off about them. But I'm not sure what...

Maybe it's the arms. I'm probably just a really confused person.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

"The Diamond Secret: A Retelling of "Anastasia" (Once Upon a Time)" by Suzanne Weyn

The Diamond Secret: A Retelling of "Anastasia" (Once Upon a Time)5 out of 5 stars

Read May 14, 2013

Pages: 209
Published: January 25, 2005
Publisher: Simon Pulse

I've been obesessed with Anastasia since I was a little girl. Anastasia was one of my favorite movies when I was younger, and I still love it. I died a little on the inside when I found out that Anastasia Romanov died with the rest of her family. I fangirled when I found this book.

"Midnight Pearls: A Retelling of "The Little Mermaid" (Once Upon a Time)" by Debbie Viguie

Midnight Pearls: A Retelling of "The Little Mermaid"  (Once Upon a Time)5 out of 5 stars

Read May 7 to 8, 2013

Pages: 197
Published: June 1, 2003
Publisher: Simon Pulse

The Little Mermaid is one of my favorite Disney movies and I sing along everytime I watch it. I've also read the original story by Hans Christian Anderson, which made me really sad. I think it made one of my friends cry...

But I died a little on the inside after reading it.

Friday, July 12, 2013

"Glitch (Glitch, #1)" by Heather Anastasiu

Glitch (Glitch, #1)"Glitch (Glitch, #1)" by Heather Anastasiu
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Published: August 1, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopia, Romance
Pages: 308
Format: Paperback
Source: MeL Cat

Read April 3 to 14, 2013

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In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.
When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.
As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe to feelings that are entirely new. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse.
In this action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

"Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)" by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #1)5 out of 5 stars

Read April 21 to May 2, 2013

Pages: 418
Published: September 27, 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

This books was SOOOO creative!! It was super original and was nothing like what I've ever read before. I should also add that the cover is stunning! I love the contrast of the blue and white/grey/black. It made me remember of the blue color that I had dyed in my hair.

I think I'm in love.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

"The Selection (The Selection, #1)" by Kiera Cass

The Selection (The Selection, #1) "The Selection (The Selection, #1)" by Kiera Cass

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Published: April 24, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Dystopia
Pages: 327
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
Read May 2 to 4, 2013

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For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself--and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Friday, July 5, 2013

"The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)" by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)5 out of 5 stars

Read June 10 to 15, 2013

Pages: 363
Published: January 26, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

I was so excited to read a book with fairies and other creatures. I guess I just can't accept reality or something. Oh well. Fantasy is much better. I loved how the fey weren't all cutesy and sparkly like Tinkerbell. They were more bad-ass.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

"Obsidian (Lux, #1)" by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian (Lux, #1)"Obsidian (Lux, #1)" by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Published: November 23, 2011
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal
Pages: 361
Format: Paperback
Source: MeL Cat
Read March 23 to 29, 2013

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Starting over sucks.
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth.
Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something... unexpected happens.
The hot alien living next door marks me.
You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.
If I don't kill him first, that is.