Month: August 2013
Review: Alternate Currents by Arleen Alleman
Stacking the Shelves #7
Broken Symmetry by Dan Rix (e-book)
The Longings of Wayward Girls by Karen Brown (e-galley from Netgalley)
Emma’s Secret: A Novel by Steena Holmes (e-galley from Netgalley)
Not for Profit (The Dr. Scott James Thriller Series Book 1) by Glenn Shephard (hard copy)
Love, Lies and Deception by L.P. Dover (e-book)
A Life Redefined by Tracy Hewitt Meyer (Goodreads giveaway)
Excerpt: Steel Lily by Megan Curd
AVERY PIKE is a commodity. No, more than a commodity. Her existence is guarded at all costs.
She’s a water Elementalist, the strongest of her dwindling kind. She creates steam to provide energy to fuel Dome Three: the only thing standing between humanity and an earth ravaged by World War III. No steam, no Dome. No Dome, no life.
Or so she thinks.
That is, until a mysterious man offers her a way out of having to donate steam. A way to escape the corrupt government of Dome Three. While the offer seems too good to be true, Avery is intrigued.
But when she arrives to her new home, she realizes the grass isn’t any less dead on this side of the fence. Instead, the lies are just hidden better.
Which means digging deeper.
When Avery enlists the help of her friends to uncover the truth, it may make her wonder if she was better off being a government tool than searching for freedom.
Some secrets are better left concealed, but humankind was never meant to live in a cage. And when you can control the most sought after resource, you can learn to control anything…including the fate of your world.
My A-Z Bookish Survey
I came across Jamie’s A-Z bookish survey and since I needed a post for today, I jumped at the chance to do my own A-Z bookish survey. It ended up being really fun and I loved doing it. So thanks to Jamie for the idea.
Author you’ve read the most books from: James Patterson. I used to have an entire bookshelf just for his books.I recently had to downsize, so I had to either get rid of or box up and put in the garage, most of his books.
Best Sequel Ever: I’m going to assume that this means I have to pick the second book in a series.In that case I have to go with Catching Fire.The second book in the Hunger Games trilogy was the strongest overall and it brought with it some awesome characters. Finnick & Johanna to start with.
Currently Reading: Burn (Book three in the Breathless trilogy) by Maya Banks. I got a signed ARC of it about a month ago and I finally have the time to read it.
Drink of Choice While Reading: Usually coffee but also these really awesome zero calorie Ice drinks. Flavored carbonated water.
E-reader or physical book: I love them both but lately I’ve fallen back in love with the smell of physical books.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Dated in High School: This one is easy peasy, I gotta go with Ezra from Waiting for the Storm. Ezra was swoon-worthy and I kinda fell in love with him.
Glad You Gave This Book a Chance: Replica by Jenna Black. I got it from a blogger friend without even asking for it and I ended up absolutely loving it.
Hidden Gem Book: Poor Little Dead Girls. I requested this one on a whim from Netgalley. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was freaking awesome.
Important Moment in Your Reading Life: When my mother bought me a set of the Anne of Green Gables series when I was ten.Ever since then,my love for reading has only grown.
Just Finished: Catching Liam by Sophia Bleu.
Kind of Books You Wont Read: Anything to do with religion or politics.
Longest Book You’ve Read: I’m pretty sure that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the longest book I’ve read.
Major Book Hangover Because of: I think I’m gonna have to go with Poor Little Dead Girls by Lizzie Friend. That book kept me guessing all the way through.
Number of Bookcases You Own: Well I recently had to downsize so instead of five bookcases I now have three.
One Book You’ve Read Multiple Times: Can I put in more than one answer? I’ve read the Potter series multiple times,I’ve read The Hunger Games & The Lord of the Rings trilogies multiple times.
Preferred Place to Read: Either in an antique chair given to my mom by a friend of hers or in my bed with pillows and blankets around me.
Quote that Inspires You:
“Trust me,the more you get to know these people,the more you realize that they’re really not untouchable at all. They are just as screwed up as the rest of us. They just have better costumes than the rest of us.” Jessica from Poor Little Dead Girls
I loved this quote. It reminded me that no one is perfect even if they appear to be perfect. It also reminded me that judging people based off of what you see in front of you may not be accurate.
Reading Regret: Lord of the Flies. Worst book I have ever read. I had to read that for a college class and I hated it.
Series you started and need to finish: None. I finish books that are in a series.
Three of your all time favorite books: I’m a Potterhead so they will all be from that amazing series. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter and the Halfblood Prince and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Unapologetic Fangirl for: Harry Potter.
Review: Asher’s Fault by Elizabeth Wheeler
Synopsis (from Barnes & Noble)
Release Day Blitz: Love, Lies and Deception by L.P. Dover
Twenty-three year old Marissa Chase, and soon to be college graduate, has everything going for her: wonderful friends, a lucrative degree, and a chance to explore the world. What made it even better – or so she thought – was when her path crossed with the alluring Alec Holden. Unable to stay away from him, Marissa experiences a love like no other, and falls into his world of passion and intrigue. However, things begin to shift when this path takes a deadly turn.
Her trust is put to the test when hidden dangers unfold before her, revealing secrets that have been buried for years. Secrets that were meant to stay hidden. Murder, lies, and betrayal … will Marissa figure it all out in time and escape with her life intact, or will she be too late and fall into the trap of deception?
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Review: The Moon & More by Sarah Dessen