Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #3: Panic

***"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill at the Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.***

So what book am I anxiously awaiting to read?
... Panic By Lauren Oliver

Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do.

Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.

Dodge has never been afraid of Panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game, he’s sure of it. But what he doesn't know is that he’s not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for.For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them—and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most.  (Via

HOOORAAAAAY! Another Lauren Oliver book! I'm such a fan of hers, as we all know... I've been wanting to feature this on WOW for some time but the cover was just released! I know this is a little pre-mature but I'm pretty sure the  blurb is interesting enough. Oh but I do I love that cover too!

My reaction: 


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Sentinel

So what is the lucky book I've chosen to tease you guys with?

... Sentinal By Jennifer Armentrout

Expected Publication: November 2nd 2013

The first synopsis of Sentinel, the conclusion Jennifer L. Armentrout international bestselling The Covenant series, has hit the web:

"It's a beautiful day for a war. Alex must face a terrible choice between destruction of everything she loves and her own destruction. The final book in the COVENANT series."

Now here's the good part:

Snippet #1
"Some people say when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, but when life gives you one seriously ticked off God gunning for your ass, you prepare for war and you hope for paradise."

Snippet #2
“That’s okay,” Apollo replied, smiling at him in a wholly creepy' hide your kids' kind of way. “When you least expect it, I’m going to turn you into a a pink flower that smells like cat pee.”

Snippet #3
“Poor Persephone.” He stared down his nose at the god. “That must be hard on her if that’s what gets you off.”
I wrinkled my nose. 
“If her name drips from your forked tongue one more time, I will rip it out,” Hades promised, voice deadly low.
Was his tongue really forked?
His lips curled up on one side. “What? You don’t like me talking about your wife?” He looked over at the three of us. “Is abduction as a means of marriage still all the rage these days?”
Seth arched a brow. 
“Uh… no,” I said, shaking my head. “It’s really frowned upon.”
Hades cheeks deepened in color. “You’re really pushing me.”
“I haven’t even begun to push," the Titan replied. 
Aiden sighed and said under his breath, “Well, this conversation has really digressed.”
“Yeah,” I muttered, crossing my arms as I watched the two try to out snark each other. 
This is going smoothly. Seth’s voice filtered through my thoughts.
I kept my eyes on the Titan. He’s not that… bad. I mean, all things considered, right?
His answering chuckle tugged at my lips. I sort of like him.
Of course.

Snippet #4
“Other than the fact I just spewed out two gods like a drunk college chick? I’m feeling fabulous."

More teasers and extras to come, so don't forget to come back and of course follow!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Book Review #9: Clockwork Princess

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Book Review #9
Clockwork Princess By Cassandra Clare

Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy

Tessa Gray should be happy - aren't all brides happy?

Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute.

A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa's heart, will do anything to save her.

* The Break Down:

“You know that feeling,” she said, “when you are reading a book, and you know that it is going to be a tragedy; you can feel the cold and darkness coming, see the net drawing tight around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you are tied to the story as if being dragged behind a carriage and you cannot let go or turn the course aside.”"  
― Tessa  Gray

A lot of people rave about The Mortal Instruments series and whilst I do enjoy those books my heart belongs to The Infernal Devices. So on today’s post instead of just reviewing what I thought about it, I’m going to do a whole spiel about the series:

Starting with the characters.
In this book there was one moment that was both highlight and sticky-note worthy.  You wouldn't think so, but it was actually during Will and Jem's goodbye:

“Will rose slowly to his feet. He could not believe he was doing what he was doing, but it was clear that he was, clear as the silver rim around the black of Jem’s eyes. “If there is a life after this one,” he said, “let me meet you in it, James Carstairs.”

“There will be other lives.” Jem held his hand out, and for a moment, they clasped hands, as they had done during their parabatai ritual, reaching across twin rings of fire to interlace their fingers with each other. “The world is a wheel,” he said. “When we rise or fall, we do it together.”

Will tightened his grip on Jem’s hand, which felt thin as twigs in his. “Well, then,” he said, through a tight throat, “since you say there will be another life for me, let us both pray I do not make as colossal a mess of it as I have this one.” 

Cassandra Clare made me feel and understand their relationship and what it means to be Parabatai. To my surprise Jem and Will’s relationship became the most important relationship to me in this series; it says so much about both characters.

Excluding the main character in this book, I ABSOLUTELY LOVED Charlotte and Sophie in this book, scratch that, in all the books. They have officially entered the league of bad-ass females in YA fiction, congratulations.

On to the Lightwood Brothers. 
In all honesty, they kind of pissed me off. Not because their story line wasn't super interesting or because I don't totally ship them off with Sophie and Charlotte, but because I kept getting them confused. Gideon and Gabriel.

“A very magnanimous statement, Gideon,” said Magnus.
“I’m Gabriel.”
Magnus waved a hand. “All Lightwoods look the same to me.” 

Half the time I thought each was the other. The whole hard G and the 3 syllable name nearly killed me! I always had to think who was talking to whom.

Now, the Plot twists (WARNING SPOILER ALERT):
Jem turning into a Silent Brother, wasn't exactly for me a big surprise because the idea of it was always there, floating in the back of my mind. BUT the plots twist of Tessa's origin... uhmmm did NOT see that coming, it was brilliant.

(Don’t know what I’m talking about? READ THE BOOK)

Finally to the ending and that epilog:

“They say you cannot love two people equally at once,” she said. “And perhaps for others that is so. But you and Will—you are not like two ordinary people, two people who might have been jealous of each other, or who would have imagined my love for one of them diminished by my love of the other. You merged your souls when you were both children. I could not have loved Will so much if I had not loved you as well. And I could not love you as I do if I had not loved Will as I did.”  ― Tessa Gray

Cassandra Clare gave me everything I wanted, and nothing I wanted. She gave me the ending that I could have only dreamed about but then again she ended the series so....

I think that Tessa, Will and Jem’s circumstance is a unique one that required a unique ending I don’t think a lot of authors could have pulled that epilogue off but for this story it worked beautifully.

Finally, the thing I loved about this series is the foreshadowing Cassandra Clare does for The Mortal Instruments. In this book we find out that Henry and Magnus actually created the portals which I loved. We also find out how Church ends up in New York and Magnus’s comment on all Lightwood’s looking the same nearly killed me! Its little details like this that I absolutely love about the books set in this world. Cassandra Clare’s world building is so rich and detailed.

Overall Clockwork Princess was a phenomenal bittersweet ending. I usually hate love triangles but Cassandra Clare has created the ultimate triangle in The Infernal Devices one of respect, love and loyalty that run from angle to angle between all three characters.

 This is a series that I 100% recommend to everyone reading taste because it contains it all: Kick-ass action, Heart-wrenching love, friend-ship and loyalties.

“Every meeting led to a parting, and so it would, as long as life was mortal. In every meeting there was some of the sorrow of parting, but in everything parting there was some of the joy of meeting as well.” 
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Book Review #8 Apollyon

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Book Review #8
Apollyon By Jennifer L. Armentrout

Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex.

Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back.

The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn’t the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries.

Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself


* The Break Down:

After the rather cruel and heart ripping cliffhanger of Deity and several months to nurse said heart back to health, Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Apollyon has since been one of my most coveted books.

Let’s just jump in and talk about Aiden *Pause to swoon , a character who is one of the prime reasons for my loyal investment in this series. At the risk of sounding like a pathetic fan girl, I must admit that this hardened sexy man in his Sentinel uniform manages to reduce me to a puddle of melted emotions every single time.  Where the previous books of the series have treated us mostly to a guarded version of Aiden – the Aiden who is professional, steadfast and unwilling to put Alex at risk –Apollyon builds on much of the underlying personality that we see in Deity. The Aiden here is heart-warmingly open about his feelings for Alex. He laughs, he smiles, and he jokes. His innate determination to protect Alex, and things are definitely quite bleak at times, but there is a pleasingly notable and significant change now.

“I heard him whisper, "Eíste pánta mou..."

You are my everything.” 

In Apollyon, Alex is as we left her, off the Elixir and connected to Seth through their super freaky mental bond. The opening chapters are especially nauseating as a result. Alex constantly referring to him as "my Seth" ...yuck. Thankfully, it is short-lived, and we are quickly returned to the Alex we all know and love – the snarky, well-meaning heroine who is as in love with Aiden as I am. As expected Alex's new role as Apollyon was to focal point of the stories plot and her thoughts are driven by the horrific prospect of Seth becoming the God Killer and losing her independence. 

Speaking of Seth;  surprisingly, and much to my liking, Seth’s obnoxious presence was limited to mind speak only. The plot progresses slowly, but aptly, with the attention diverted to the Underworld and the key to destroying Seth. There are plenty of well-paced action scenes, some that are quite gruesome and some that are wonderfully thrilling. 

The secondary characters are a lot easier to appreciate in this book than the previous ones, especially Lea, and Alex’s uncle Marcus. With a shocking twist towards the end, one minor character leaves an unforeseen impression.

Over all Apollyon, is everything you could possibly want from a series with so much anticipation and hopes. I think most people will be pleased to know that this book doesn’t end on a Mount-Everest -type of cliffhanger. I am certainly relieved, but will be counting down the days until Sentinel is released! 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

NEW! City Of Bones Teaser!

I don't know about y'all but every trailer that comes out make it even more unbearable to wait! Even if it is just a month away! Demi's new song really has be hooked, sadly the only version is 1 minute and 30 seconds long. For the release of this new movie I am going to re-read that City Of Bones for about the 1000's time!

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Waiting on Wednesday #2 : Horde

***"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill at the Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.***

So what book am I anxiously awaiting to read?


The horde is coming.

Salvation is surrounded, monsters at the gates, and this time, they're not going away. When Deuce, Fade, Stalker and Tegan set out, the odds are against them. But the odds have been stacked against Deuce from the moment she was born. She might not be a Huntress anymore, but she doesn't run. With her knives in hand and her companions at her side, she will not falter, whether fighting for her life or Fade's love.

Ahead, the battle of a lifetime awaits. Freaks are everywhere, attacking settlements, setting up scouts, perimeters, and patrols. There hasn't been a war like this in centuries, and humans have forgotten how to stand and fight. Unless Deuce can lead them.

This time, however, more than the fate of a single enclave or outpost hangs in the balance. This time, Deuce carries the banner for the survival of all humanity.

Its release on October 29th 2013 . GUESS WHAT. Thats my Birthday! Released on the day of my birthday? Best present ever.

Just one last thing: 
Dear book Gods above,

I want. This book. Now.

Right. Now!

Please let time go faster.


Love, Shirin!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Book Review #7 The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

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Book Review #7
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.

* The Break Down:

If your looking for an  action packed, I-can-not-get-my-eyes-unglued-from-this-book, just-rolled-off-the-couch-laughing-so-hard, my-heart-just-burst-into-a-thousand-sheds type of book type of thing...
...Well hells bells you just found it.

When I opened the pages of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer I had no idea what to expect. The synopsis really doesn't give you much, so all I had was a  vague synopsis, the eerie cover, and the fantastic title that really set the tone for the book. The overall feel of this book is very different than most YA's out right now. It's very dark. You will realize that from the first page. Sometimes it sent shivers up my spine. But it's also a fantastically done love story that had me aswoon on many occasions. So although I didn't quite know what to expect, I fell in love with this unique and extremely captivating story very, very early on.

Who is Mara Dyer you may ask, well who knows cause thats not even her real name. 

"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."
Sorry but thats all i'm spilling. You will have to find out for yourself, but I will say that she was damaged, that a bit of an instatement; and she was unreliable because of that. That was a aspect that I absolutely loved! Mara just really wanted to be a normal girl and that made her relatable and realistic. I loved her sense of humor, it reminded me of mine. Mara Dyer is a mystery you will want to figure out.

To be honest, loved all the characters in this one. Noah and Jamie, Noah Daniel, Joesph and even their parent. I think my favorite two were Daniel and Noah though. Daniel is an amazing big brother and I loved some of his zingers. Noah is just made of yum!! Smooth, charming, complicated and says the most irresistible things. I loved him. He is mine.

Now for the romance....Pause to swoon. Michelle Hodkin is trying to kill us with this romance. Heart attacks and swooning will ensue. Oh man, Noah, Noah, Noah. He is everything you love!I guarantee it! He even has an accent! He's also a bit of a bad boy with a reputation. 

He's just....Whoa. I'm gushing, huh? 

Let put it into more intelligent sentences. There's no insta-love. There is a believable, intense, sexy attraction that builds slowly and makes you fall in love right along with the characters. I swooned, I giggled and by the end of it I was head over heels.  Mara and Noah really did it for me! Their constant bickering and sarcastic remarks had my falling out of my chair a few times.

How did you get my phone number?” I blurted, before I could stop myself.
“It’s called research.” I could hear him smirking over the phone.
“Or stalking.”
Noah chuckled. “You’re adorable when you’re bitchy.”
“You’re not,” I said, but smiled despite myself.

I love that I, as a reader, am on the same page as Mara when it comes to the confusion over everything. I seriously would go thought chapters and be like "was this english?" But it was nice that instant confusion was instantly fixed. Though I'm still confused on Mara as a whole.

Oh but wait; I'm not done! No, there is more to this story than great characters and heart stopping sexy romance. 

Much more.

It's scary. It's 'make the hairs on your arm stand up' eerie. It's awesome! There were many times I just had to set the book down for a few moments so I could just take it all in. I died a thousand little deaths from the sheer hotness and awesomeness of this book. It left me speechless and breathless and this review in no way does it justice! The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is a book I could read over and over, and I probably will!

Overall the language of this book was lyrical. I loved the abstract and unconventional vocabulary (probably comes with having a British character) And the words really just flowed off the page. I loved reading this book. I was addicted. truly... Addicted.

I honestly couldn't wait to read the next book and started it right after I finished this one.

Obsidian to the BIG SCREEN?

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Mind Blowing News! Daemon Black to the BIG SCREEN?

So as a blogger and a lover of books, one of the best things somebody can tell me is that ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS is being turned into a motion picture.

Seriously it's like Christmas, Eid (Muslim Christmas) and Summer all mixed into one.

Here it is:

"New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout's YA novel is the first in the five-title "Lux" series.
Sierra Pictures will finance and produce the film adaptation of Obsidian, about a 17-year-old girl who discovers that her neighbor is anything but the normal guy next door.

Jennifer Armentrout's YA novel, published by Entangled Publishing, is the first in the five-title Lux series.

The story follows Katy Swartz as she moves to rural West Virginia just before her senior year, resigned to a life of boredom. Things look up when she meets Daemon Black, her neighbor, but she quickly finds herself infuriated by his arrogance. However, Daemon and his sister soon turn out to have otherworldly powers with a galaxy of enemies pursuing them, with Katy caught in their crosshairs."

YAYAYAYAYAYA! You know what this means right? Ladies? 
... Daemon Black is becoming a reality  *Pause to swoon.

So I thats enough fan girling from me for today. For more information and sneak peaks to movies and books stay turned and of course don't forget to follow (;

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Crack Pot Theory #1 Shatter Me Series

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Crack Pot Theory #1

Shatter Me Series by Tahareh Mafi

What is a crack pot theory you might ask? 
This is the part of my Blog where my hands take over and my brain expresses every single thought and theory I regarded that could "Hypothetically" be an answer to the 10s of hundreds of questions from books that are going to be released or have already come out. 

MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS, you have been warned!

Here's my theory's:
After reading Shatter Me, Destroy Me, and finally Unravel Me; I started seeing a patten between Warner and Juliette's dialogue that corresponds to the titles of each book, that might possibly be a hint to the love triangle between Juliette,Warner and Adam.

“That this girl would know exactly how to 
shatter me. - Destroy Me (Warner)

“This girl is destroying me.” - Destroy Me (Warner)

“I want to unravel him.” - Unravel Me (Juliette)


I have also noticed with every book it becomes more and more evident that Warner and Juliette are similar, right down to their thought process, the way they both think, assess situations and deal with their lives. 

"I can't help my need to just stare; to know her and her features: the slope of her nose, the curve of her lips, the line of the jaw."  -Warner

"I want to study the secrets tucked between his elbows and the whispers caught behind his knees."  -Juliette

I know I have been oscillate between team Adam and team Warner since Destroy Me, So I'm not sure how this makes me feel BUT I mean if this isn’t an indication of Juliette and Warner are ending up together in the end, I don't know what is. 
...But thats just my spiel, I might be totally off base or straight on the mark. 


 But then again?

... enough said

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Book Review #6 Unravel Me

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Book Review #6
Unravel Me by Tahareh Mafi






it's almost

time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.

* The Break Down:

I just want to start by saying, Tahareh Mafi strikes again! And they say lightening doesn't strike twice. Boy oh boy were they wrong about that.

Mafi has yet again managed to mesmerize her audience with how she carves words into sentences and makes everything so poetic, lyrical, and frantically unhinged. 

Unravel Me
 was the type of sequel that every reader dreams of in a series. Mafi gives everything and anything a reader could ever hope for. Unravel Me will take you in from the first words of the chapter and won't let you go until the very last page of the book. So much changes over the course of this book; things you thought were unchangeable turn out to be quite changeable indeed. This is especially true with here characters.

Mafi stays true to her writing; this is especially true with the development of her characters. In Shatter Me, EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER had layers. In Unravel Me the layers are slowly pealed back and you’re left with the unexpected and unthought-of.

In all honesty, I’m not sure what I was expecting from Juliette in Unravel Me. Juliette grows up so much throughout the course of this book and I really came to admire her character.  With very good reason, she was never one of the strongest characters out there, but in this book she really learns to stand on her own

 “All I know is that it’ll never be safe for me to rely on someone else again, to need constant reassurance of who I am and who I might someday be. I can love him, but I can’t depend on him to be my backbone. I can’t be my own person if I constantly require someone else to hold me together.” 

I am really looking forward to what she brings to the table in the final installment.

Now let’s talk about the men of the Shatter Me series. *Pause to swoon.

In Shatter Me, I unquestionably fell in love with Adam, and Warner intrigued me, oh, so much. But, after reading Unravel Me, I’m finding it hard to keep my heart out of Warner’s grip. He is such a surprise in this book. Mafi made such a very interesting character in Warner. He completely floored me. He was open and raw and intense and tender. It's no secret that Warner and I weren't on the best terms in Shatter Me but something changed, the reader insighted the truth. Warner has never pretends to be anybody else but himself with Juliette. He doesn't lie to protect her or shield her from the truth; he always is honest because he believes in her strength. 

“I want so many things, I want your mind, Your strength. I want to be worth your time. I want to feel your skin on fire. I want to feel your heart racing next to mine and I want to know it’s racing because of me, because you want me. Because you never, ever want me to stop. I want every second.  Every inch of you. I want all of it.”

And I know that I’m not the only one who turned into a puddle of mush after chapter 62.

I find it incredible that Tahareh has created these two guys so opposite, yet with so much in common, that she made it impossible to find a definite side for me to be on. There are many reason that I think Warner and Juliette will end up together, but then again there are also many other reasons that Adam and Juliette could end up together in the end. 

Now if were going to talk character, were going to have to talk about…

"Kenji is a walking paradox of Unflinchingly Serious Person and 12 Year-Old Boy going Through Puberty all rolled into one."

He has such an arrogant yet wonderfully witty personality. Kenji brings smart-assery to a whole new level. The things that came out of his mouth never ceased to amaze me. Kenji definitely has a way with words to say the least. 

“The man is moody as hell.”

“I am not moody—”

“Yeah, bro.” Kenji puts his utensils down. “You are moody. It’s always ‘Shut up, Kenji.’ ‘Go to sleep, Kenji.’ ‘No one wants to see you naked, Kenji.’ When I know for a fact that there are thousands of people who would love to see me naked—” 

Kenji literally stole every scene he was in, he an unexpected joy in this novel. 

To be honest, in Shatter Me I thought Kenji had a psychological issue. But in Unravel Me, he proves to be such a great supporting character and I’d definitely one of my all time favorites. He was so hilarious, but he also does what he has to do for the greater good.

Over all, I found the storyline to be realistic and enthralling. In all honesty, I ENJOYED Unravel Me probably MORE than Shatter Me, and that says something since Shatter Me was one of my favorite reads of 2011. If you thought Shatter Me was breathtaking, like I did. Then you better stand up, because Unravel Me is about to knock you off whatever seat you’re sitting on.

Who will she choose?

The one who believes in her strength ? 
Or the one who believes in her heart?

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Things I Really Don't Understand!

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Random Thought: Things I Really Don't Understand

I pretty sure we have all seen them, those atrocious book covers in Barnes and Nobles that make cringe and question "what the hell is that" My question is why... why do authors write beautifully crafted works of art, then put covers that ...

  1. Have nothing to do with the book itself. Have you ever seen that book with a girl posing dramatically with roses and the book turns out to be about a vampire... in what world does that make sense?
  2. Take away from the writing with ghastly things that scare readers away. Seriously, when a book starts looking like a six grade art project, theres a problem.
  3. Have real people, don't get me wrong sometimes it works but not always. It's basically like telling me I'm not allowed to imagine up the characters as I choose to, it messes with my mind.
  4. Have shirtless guys. Honesty you can't read it out in public, people either think your reading a cheesy romance novel or you are desperate.
  5. Undermine the book. You spends months, maybe even years writing a best seller then decide at the end to slap on the first thing you see... do some justice to you book.

Im also really tired of seeing girls in long prom dresses posing dramatically. This works for some series because it actually makes sense.

Perfect sense!

But for the rest of you five billion out there, what connection does a girl in a long dress really have to do with the plot of your novel. I mean sure your main characters a girl... but is that really it?

Simplicity just might be better. There's something about a cover with just the name on it that really captures my attention. It gives an heir of mystery and chicness.

Symbolism, I honestly love reading though a book then getting that sudden understanding on why the book looks the way it does or why it's named; but if your going to use symbols on your cover, please check with another human being to make sure it comes across as symbolism and not stupidity.

Covers I Loved!


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Waiting on Wedensday #1 : Origin

***"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill at the Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.***

So what book am I anxiously awaiting to read?
Well, OF COURSE it would be ORIGIN.

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.
After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.
All Katy can do is survive.
Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?
Together, they can face anything.
But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?
Origin releases August 27.