Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (7)

Jill @ Breaking the Spine hosts this weekly meme where we can share a book that we are so excited for and are anxiously awaiting their upcoming release!

This week i am waiting on . . .

Eternal Starling by Angela Corbett.
Pages: 320
Publisher: Pendrell Publishing
Expected Publication: December16th 2011

A love so strong, even eternity can’t separate them. 

Evie Starling has lived a relatively uneventful life hanging out with friends, gossiping about boys, and driving her 1966 Mustang. All of that changes when she moves to Gunnison, Colorado, to start college and meets two mysterious men. 

For centuries, Alex Night and Emil Stone have yearned for Evie—but they each have their own reasons for wanting to be with her. When both men claim to be her soul mate and tell her about an unbelievable past, Evie learns that she’s not the person she thought she was. Soon, Evie finds herself in the middle of an age-old battle between the Amaranthine Society—the  soul protectors, and the Daevos Resistance—the soul destroyers. With a past she doesn’t understand, and a future rife with danger, Evie has to decide who she can trust. But Alex and Emil aren’t the only ones who want Evie, and her soul is about to become the rope in an eternal tug-of-war.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Teaser Tuesdays (7)

Teaser Tuesday is weekly meme hosted by Mizb at Should be Reading
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Share the title & author.

This week my Teaser Tuesday is . . . Ultraviolet by R. J. Anderson.

' I believe you. If it had't been for the gentle weight of Faraday's hand on my shoulder, i'd have thought i was hallucinating. I'd dreamed of hearing these words for so long, it was almost too much to accept that i was really hearing them.'

Review: Ultraviolet by R. J. Anderson.

Author: R. J. Anderson
Publisher: Orchard Books
Date published: June 2011
Pages: 410

Everything you believe is wrong.

Once upon a time there was a girl who was special.
This is not her story.
Unless you count the part where I killed her.

Sixteen-year-old Alison has been sectioned in a mental institute for teens, having murdered the most perfect and popular girl at school. But the case is a mystery: no body has been found, and Alison's condition is proving difficult to diagnose. Alison herself can't explain what happened: one minute she was fighting with Tori -- the next she disintegrated. Into nothing. But that's impossible. Right?

Now, let me tell you my story. I thought this book was going to be disgusting, because A) i thought the murder was a old man, B) i thought it was going to be boring and C) i thought the author was boring. And i was going to be like: yeah this book is bad and blah, blah, blah. But, now i can't because now that i have read it i want to kill myself. This is because, A) the murderer isn't a old guy but a girl that has synthesis. B) It's not boring! And C) It's by R. J. Anderson! 
          sigh, i have been soooo stupid! It's by R. J. Anderson. The Author who wrote Rebel a.k.a Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter. My favourite faire books. Anybody who doesn't like it must be crazy!

My summary:
Alison is not a normal girl. She can taste words, she can see things that people can't see and she can hear what people can't hear. She wakes up not in her bed but mental institute for teens. She can't remember how she got here, where she is, what's going on and why is she in a mental institute? When Alison wakes up she is moved to another institute for teens. She tries to impress Dr Minta so she can go home. However when the mysterious new staff comes along she can't help but just stare at him. He's got violet eyes and his name (Faraday) is full of violet and tastes like chocolate. However when Alison tells how she killed Tori Faraday believes her. Faraday trusts her. But, Faraday is holding secrets as well. Will he tell Alison? Or, will he keep it a secret . . .

I loved this book! It was a perfect read. I also love it because i love books where someone has a sickness. I think i love those kind of books because you can see, feel and hear what they can. The characters in this book was all meant to be there. Everyone had a place in the book. I also love Kirk's character. I would love him as a friend, even though he does crazy things sometimes.

My rating:

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Review: Mercy by Rebecca Lim.

An angel searching for answers, for her destiny . . .

Mercy ‘wakes’ on a school bus bound for Paradise, a small town where everyone knows everyone else’s business… or thinks they do. But Mercy has a secret life.
She is an angel, doomed to return repeatedly to Earth, taking on a new human form each time she does, in an effort to resolve a cataclysmic rift between heavenly beings. 

The first of a brilliant new series sees Mercy meeting Ryan, an eighteen-year-old whose sister was kidnapped two years ago and is presumed dead.
When another girl is also kidnapped, Mercy knows she has to act quickly and use extraordinary powers to rescue her, even if it means exposing her true identity.

I would have never said this but this book was amazing. Even though if i don't like angels in YA or most of the books that i read. However, i have got to say that i give ally my thanks to JessicaRaexox @ addicted to novels because she's the one who shared this on her blog.

The things i liked about the book are: how the book started. The introduction of her was not boring but the opposite. I also, love how Mercy switches bodies, or as she calls it: 'soul Jacking'.

Every time you learn something about Mercy, it becomes more engaging. When you read through the book you have a lot of question like: Who exactly is Mercy? Who exactly is Luc? Who is the person that Mercy saw in the dark? Who kidnapped Lauren? What's going to happen? Does Ryan love Mercy? And the most important . . .  Will Ryan find Mercy again in the second book (Exile)?

I don't think i hated anything in this book. Except, it was creepy when you find out who kidnaped Lauren and Jennifer.

My rating:

Thursday, 24 November 2011

My cute bookshelf's 500 followers giveaway!

Jennie @ My Cute Bookshelf is having a giveaway for her 500 followers! And if you don' know Jennie @ My Cute Bookshelf then you must be crazy! She's one of my favorite bloggers out there.

Jennie has recently reached 500 followers on the blog and to celebrate this,  she has decided to host a giveaway! 2 lucky winners will get a book of their choice from the list.  Most of these are young adult books (most of them are hot releases), but she has also included some adult.   

If you want more information then click here.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (6)

Jill @ Breaking the Spine hosts this weekly meme where we can share a book that we are so excited for and are anxiously awaiting their upcoming release!

This week i am waiting on . . .

Matthew has loved Ariel from the moment he found her in the tunnels, her bee's wings falling away. They live in Safe, an underground refuge for those fleeing the city Above--like Whisper, who speaks to ghosts, and Jack Flash, who can shoot lightning from his fingers.

But one terrifying night, an old enemy invades Safe with an army of shadows, and only Matthew, Ariel, and a few friends escape Above. As Matthew unravels the mystery of Safe's history and the shadows' attack, he realizes he must find a way to remake his home--not just for himself, but for Ariel, who needs him more than ever befo

Synopsis from Goodreads.

What are you Waiting on this Wednesday?

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Teaser Tuesdays (6)

Teaser Tuesday is weekly meme hosted by Mizb at Should be Reading
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Share the title & author.

This week my teaser is . . . Mercy by Rebecca Lim.

' i touch his face with Carmen'sncold finger. Kiss him once, gently. ' No! Mercy,' Ryan cries, crushing her closer, not knowing i'm already gone. 'Mercy!'
and i watch from above as Carmen's breathing even out in sleep, and find myself falling out of her life, into another . . . '

Monday, 21 November 2011

Review: Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1) by Josephine Angelini

Destiny brought them together.
The gods will keep them apart.

When sky, awkward Helen Hamilton meets 
Lucas Delos for the first time, she thinks two things:
the first, that she most ridiculous ly beautiful boy she has seen in her life;
the second, that she wants to kill him with her bare hands.

An ancient curse means Lucas and Helen are destined to lathe one another.
But sometimes love is stronger than hate, and not even the gods themselves can prevent what will happen next
. . .

Oh, my god! Oh, my god! OH! MY! GOD! AMAZING!
I love this book. I think it's because of the Greek myths and of the Greek theme. I LOVE GREEK MYTHS! I think that's why it was more intriguing for me but i would think that everybody else will love this as well.

Anyway, lets not get carried away Ahem, ahem.

Helen is an ordinary girl from the outside but she knows she's not normal. She can carry heavy wight and run for miles without stopping. When she hears about the new family that is going to live in the grand house near the sea she thinks that they are just a typical family. But, again they are not. When Helen see Lucas Delos, one of the member of the family she thinks about two things: first that he is ridiculously gorgeous and secondly, she wants to kill him with her bare hands. Helen doesn't know whats going on with her anymore. She can't control herself whenever she sees one of the Delos family and she keeps on seeing ghosts. But when Helen finds out about herself, the Delos family and everything else, life is  not normal anymore.

Wow, i love Helen character. I would do anything to be her. She gets a big hottie for her boyfriend, wait, not even that A HALF GOD! I love Creon's character. I also love Helen's friend, Claire. I wish i had a friend like Claire because even though she knew Helen was not normal she just ignored it and carried on to be Helen's friend.  And i love how Helen's mum comes back and then the story takes another turn.

The thing i didn't like is how it ended. I thought it should have ended in a better way. For example, it could have stopped when Helen gets kidnapped by her mum and then in the next book it could have continued with that. I think i will by the next book in this series.

My rating:

Sunday, 20 November 2011

2012 releases

Cursed by Jenifer L. Armentrout.

Expected publication: September 18th 2012 by Spencer Hill Press
Paperback, 304 pages

Dying sucks--and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.

Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things--including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he’s a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she’s more than interested. There’s just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden's adopted father, a man she's sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. However, she’s willing to do anything to hold her sister's hand again. And hell, she'd also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn't?

But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not've been an accident at all, she’s not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life. For real this time.

A temptation of angels by Michelle Zink.

Expected publication: March 20th 2012 by Dial Books for Young Readers
Hardcover, 400 pages

Even angels make mistakes in this page-turning epic romance...

When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world's past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to bee strong, because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.

Michelle Zink masterfully weaves historical fantasy with paranormal romance to create a gripping tale of love and betrayal.

Enchanted by Althea Kontis.

Expected publication: May 8th 2012 by Harcourt Children's Books
Hardcover, 320 pages

It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.

When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises.

The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past—and hers?

Synopsis from Goodreads.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Breaking Dawn Part 1 trailer.

i know this post is really late but i really wanted to share it with everybody because i love Twilight.

So here's the trailer:

I can't wait to watch this!
I also want to by the whole box set when Breaking Daw Part 2 comes out.

And i had to share this picture. It's Breaking Dawn poster (Fan made)

This fan made Breaking Dawn poster made by the talented blew me away and I just had to share.
And here it is:

2012 releases . . .

Incarnate ( Incarnate ) by Jodi Meadows.
Expected publication: January 31st 2012 by HarperCollins Children's Books
Hardcover384 pages

Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why. 

Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame? 

Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all? 

Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.

Dreamless ( Starcrossed ) by Josephine Angelini.

Expected publication: May 29th 2012 by HarperTeen
Hardcover400 pages

As the only Scion that can enter Hades at will, Helen descends to the Underworld in search of a way to overcome the Furies and end the cycle of revenge that has cursed the Scions. But she’s running out of time. Each descent weakens her both in mind and spirit. A mysterious stranger might be her only salvation, but the price may be her love for Lucas Delos.

As an unforgettable love triangle emerges, Josephine Angelini’s compelling saga becomes ever more intricate and spellbinding. The eagerly awaited sequel to the internationally bestselling Starcrossed, Dreamless delivers with a huge emotional impact that will leave readers satisfied—and longing for more.

Fated (The soul seekers 1) by Alyson Noel. 
Hardcover304 pages
Expected publication: May 22nd 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin

So here's the deal . . .

Strange things have been happening to Daire Santos. Animals follow her, crows mock her, glowing people appear from nowhere. Worried that Daire's having a breakdown, her mother sends her to stay with the grandmother she's never met, who lives on the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico. There Daire crosses paths with Dace, a gorgeous guy with unearthly blue eyes.

Her grandmother recognizes Daire's episodes for what they are - a call to her true destiny as a Soul Seeker, a person who can navigate between the living and the dead. Guided by her grandmother, Daire must be quick to learn how to harness her powers because Dace's brother is an evil shape-shifter, out to steal them.

Daire must embrace her fate as a Soul Seeker and discover if Dace is the guy she's meant to be with . . . or if he's allied with the enemy she's destined to destroy.

Synopses from Goodreads.


Thursday, 17 November 2011

Review: Fallen by Lauren Kate.

Some angels are destined to fall.

Instant. Intense. Weirdly familiar . . .
The moment Luce looks at Daniel
she knows she has never felt like this before.
Except she can't shake the feeling that she 
has . . . and with him - a boy she doesn't
remember ever setting eyes on.

Will her attempt to find out why to find out why enlighten her
- or destroy her

This book is great. From the start it captures your attention about Luce. There are so many questions that you want to ask. What has she done to her boyfriend? How does Luce know Daniel? Why does she see those dark shadows? why is this school built for these kind of kids? And of course, what have those kids done to end up in this, dull, dark and mysterious school.

OK, let me get this straight. I did like this book but then i got of it because of all this angel stuff. For some reason i don't really like books with angels. I don't know why i don't like them but i just don't like them.

However if anyone wants me to give me some angel books that they want to share then that's fine because i want to try new things.

Although, i didn't read the whole book i am still going to rate this book because where i got up to i still thought it was interesting.

My rating:

2012 Debut author Challenge at the story siren.

As you can see this year i will be participating in The Debut Author  challenge at the story siren.

  • To read & review a minimum of twelve young adult or middle grade debut novels between the dates of January 1, 2012 - January 31, 2013.*
*The 2013 extension is so that December Debuts can be read and count toward the challenge.


  • You must have a Blog to post your reviews or be a member of Goodreads. 
  • Your blog must be written in English.
  • Deadline to join is May 31, 2012.
  • Must be a young adult or middle grade title.
  • Must be the author’s YA or MG debut, released in 2012.
  • If an author has a previous novel published for adults or children, they can still qualify for the challenge.
  • If an author has a previous YA or MG title, they do not qualify for the challenge.

I will try to do all i can to get books to review for this challenge!

If you want to join in the challenge then click here.

Review: The hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

Winning will make you famo.
Losing meas certan death.

In a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called the Hunger Games. There is only on rule:
Kill or be killed.

When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen stps forward to take her sisetr's place in the 
games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before.
For her survival is second nature.

When Katniss takes her sisters place in the Hunger Game she has to do whatever she can to survive for her family. But it doesn't matter does it? But when Peetea Melarki gets chosen to participate in the Hunger Games Katniss can't kill him because he once saved her life and her family. What will she do . . .

W - O -W!!! I love it!!! I literally ripped through the book!

I love it! I love it! I love it! I have been so dumb. This book has been in my to read shelf for so long and what do i get . . . the best book in the whole world. This is like the best book you can ever read with action and at the same time romance.

I think Katniss is my favorite character in the book. She's brave, doesn't give up and always has hope in her. Now it's time i choose the guy i like. The boy i prefer is Peeta because . . . actually i don't know. I just think he's perfect. Yep, just perfect. Thats the only world you can describe him. Perfect! Although i would have also like Gale but he's just too old! I also think that Katniss should get Peeta because they are perfect for each other.

My rating:

P.S don't forget that the Hunger Games movie is coming out on March 23, 2012.

If you haven't seen the trailer then here it is:

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Waiting on Wedenesday (5)

Jill @ Breaking the Spine hosts this weekly meme where we can share a book that we are so excited for and are anxiously awaiting their upcoming release!

This week i am waiting on . . .

The world lies in tatters. Her touch is the Only salvation.

Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan assumes their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Territories, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos. Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. Their leader, an enigmatically captor-protector with powers of his own, is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince—leader of a campaign against her people. As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Because the price of peace may well be her life....

Synopsis from Goodreads.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Monday, 14 November 2011

The hunger games trailer!!!

Oh my god i can't wait for the movie!!!
This trailer makes me read the book more 'cause it has been in my planing to read self for like ages.

Hunger Games - Official Trailer [HD]

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Teasr Tuesdays (5)

Teaser Tuesday is weekly meme hosted by Mizb at Should be Reading
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Share the title & author.

This week my teaser is . . . By royal command by Mary Hooper.

'I say i am tempted, ' Thomas continued, 'but of course i would not venture to kiss a maid in such a public place for fear of ruining her reputation . . .'
'Oh! Quit horrified, my eyes sprang  open again - in time to see Thomas's lips coming towards my own.
'My sweet, i am jesting,' he murmured. 

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Review: Brightgirls by Clare Chambers.

It was going to be a explosive summer . . .

Rachel and i had strict instructions:
"Don't tell anyone in Oxford where you're going, and don't tell anyone in Brighton why you're there. You don't have to lie. Just be vague."

"Oh, I don't mind lying,"
Rachel had said cheerfully.
"That's the fun bit."

We secretly go away to he beach for the summer.
Our lives may be in danger.
We secretly go away to the beach for the summer.
We enjoy ourselves until its safe to go home.

If i just stop Rachel from spending all our money and help her find a holiday job and and keeping her from dating every boy in town and make sure she doesn't say anything stupid, maybe it'll all turn out OK . . .

Robyn a fifteen year old teenager and her sister have to go away to Brighton for safety. they can't tell anyone why they are there. the plan is to stay at their aunt Jackie's house

Robyn is Fifteen-year-old Robyn (the "sensible" one) and her older sister Rachel arrive in Brighton to spend the summer with their estranged Aunt Jackie, who runs a ballgown hire business from her ramshackle multi-storey home. They have been forced to leave their home in Oxford, where they live with their father, because of threats to their safety, the nature of which only gradually becomes apparent. But it doesn't turn out to be a normal place to stay in aunt Jackie's house. From playing in a pub that Robyn is not allowed in to Aunt Jackie's  Princess Diana dress getting destroyed and many more . . .

My rating:

If you want a laugh out book then be sure to pick this bright, yellow book!

Review: Unhooking the moon by Gregory Hughes.

Two orphans on a road-trip they'll never forget . . .
'Where are you going?' asked border patrol.
'We're going to New York to see our grandma and the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty and everything. And our granny's going to bake us her very own apple pie.' She sounded so convincing. Some days I wondered who the Rat really was.
'What's your granny's name?' asked the officer. That's it! The Rat's Little Red Riding Hood performance had ruined us.
'Grandma, of course.'
I was relieved when I heard laughter.
'Would you like to see our birth certificates?' said the Rat.
She always had to overdo it! She wouldn't be satisfied until we were locked up!"

Meet the Rat: A dancing, soccer-playing, gangster-wise prairie kid.
When the Rat's father dies, she decides to head for New York. What can her older brother Bob do but follow?

I am going to be straight forward. I didn't really like this book. The first chapter was confusing because it was taking about things that i didn't understand. It would have been better for me if the author described the character and the setting first. However some people might hang on to the book till the end so they can find out what it really is about. 

My rating:


LC's 1,000 Follower Giveaway!

If you're not a follower of LC's Adventures In Libraryland you really should be. She's one of my favorite bloggers out there, and she's finally reached 1,000 followers!  

Head over to her blog, check it out.
If you want more information for this competition then click here.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Thankful for . . . Harry Poter series.

The most book that i am thankful for is Harry Potter. I first started reading Harry Potter when i was about 
8 but for some reason i stopped reading it.

It all started when i was in the library.  I saw the book and it looked interesting so i took it out to read. I read it and it started to be actually nice because i didn't really like books then. So, i started reading and reading it more. I started to come home more quicker to read it. However i stopped reading it because there were things i needed to do.

And then after two years people started to talk about and then it just came up in my mind that i was reading it. I got excited again  but this time i bought it and when i bought it, straight away, i started to reading it. It became more interesting and then i read the next book and then the third one but then i had to wait for it because i had to by the whole series.

And right now i am still a fan Actually, rather than a fan i would call myself a Harry Potter fanatic who is still depressed about Snape dying. I also, talk about it to my friends and one of them loves it. We can go all day about it and today we was talking about it. I know what you are thinking that we are crazy and actually we are for Harry potter. Not Harry Potter but the book!

This post is my main entry for a giveaway going on right now in Beth Revis' blog (author of Across the Universe). If you want to participate click here to get a chance of winning 19 books!

Waiting on Wednesday (4)

Jill @ Breaking the Spine hosts this weekly meme where we can share a book that we are so excited for and are anxiously awaiting their upcoming release!

This week i am waiting for . . .  Pure by Julianna Baggott.

We know you are here, our brothers and sisters . . .
Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost-how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers . . . to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run.

Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash . . .
There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and  lonely. Different. He thinks about loss-maybe just because his family is broken; his father is emotionally distant; his brother killed himself; and his mother never made it inside their shelter. Or maybe it's his claustrophobia: his feeling that this Dome has become a swaddling of intensely rigid order. So when a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her.

When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again.

From Goodreads.

What are you "Waiting on Wednesday" this week?

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Upcoming 2012 realises . . .

Something strange and deadly by Susan Dennard.

Expected publication: July 24th 2012 by HarperTeen.
Hardcover, 400 pages.

There’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia… 

Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.

The calling (Darkness rising # 2) by Kelly Armstrong.

Expected publication: April 10th 2012 by HarperCollins.
Hardcover, 400 pages.

In The Calling, the sizzling second book in the Darkness Rising trilogy,New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong pumps up the romance, danger, and suspense that left readers of The Gatheringclamoring for more. 

Maya Delaney’s paw-print birthmark is the sign of what she truly is—a skin-walker. She can run faster, climb higher, and see better than nearly anyone else. Experiencing intense connections with the animals that roam the woods outside her home, Maya knows it’s only a matter of time before she’s able to Shift and become one of them. And she believes there may be others in her small town with surprising talents. 

Now, Maya and her friends have been forced to flee from their homes during a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set. Then they’re kidnapped, and after a chilling helicopter crash, they find themselves in the Vancouver Island wilderness with nothing but their extraordinary abilities to help them get back home. Plentiful action and romance in this second installment in the Darkness Rising series will keep readers enthralled to the very last page!

Under the never sky by Veronica Rossi.
Expected publication: January 3rd 2011 by HarperCollins.
Hardcover, US, 400 pages.

Aria is a teenager in the enclosed city of Reverie. Like all Dwellers, she spends her time with friends in virtual environments, called Realms, accessed through an eyepiece called a Smarteye. Aria enjoys the Realms and the easy life in Reverie. When she is forced out of the pod for a crime she did not commit, she believes her death is imminent. The outside world is known as The Death Shop, with danger in every direction.

As an Outsider, Perry has always known hunger, vicious predators, and violent energy storms from the swirling electrified atmosphere called the Aether. A bit of an outcast even among his hunting tribe, Perry withstands these daily tests with his exceptional abilities, as he is gifted with powerful senses that enable him to scent danger, food and even human emotions.

They come together reluctantly, for Aria must depend on Perry, whom she considers a barbarian, to help her get back to Reverie, while Perry needs Aria to help unravel the mystery of his beloved nephew’s abduction by the Dwellers. Together they embark on a journey challenged as much by their prejudices as by encounters with cannibals and wolves. But to their surprise, Aria and Perry forge an unlikely love - one that will forever change the ate of all who live UNDER THE NEVER SKY.

Out of sight out of time (Gallagher girls #5)  by Ally Carter.
Expected publication: April 15th 2012 by Orchard books.
Paperback, 304 pages.

With more than a million Gallagher Girls books sold, a legion of fans have fallen in love with the New York Times best-selling spy-girl series, and the fifth book delivers the most nerve-wracking, high-stakes adventure yet.

The last thing Cammie Morgan remembers is leaving the Gallagher Academy to protect her friends and family. But when Cammie wakes up in an alpine convent and discovers months have passed, her memory is a black hole. The only traces left of Cammie’s summer vacation are the bruises on her body and dirt under her nails. All she wants is to go home. But even the Gallagher Academy now holds more questions than answers as Cammie and her friends face their most difficult challenge yet. With only their training and a few clues to guide them, the girls go in search of answers on the other side of the world. But the Circle is hot on their trail and will stop at nothing to prevent Cammie from remembering what she did last summer.

A million suns by Beth Revis (Across the universe #2).
Expected publication: January 10th 2012 by Razorbill.
Hardcover, 400 pages.

Godspeed was fueled by lies. Now it is ruled by chaos.

It's been three months since Amy was unplugged. The life she always knew is over. And everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed. But there may just be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He's finally free to enact his vision - no more Phydus, no more lies.

But when Elder discovers shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the trutth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a puzzle that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier, unable to fight the romance that's growing between them and the chaos that threatens to tear them apart.

In book two of the Across the Universe trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis mesmerizes us again with a brilliantly crafted mystery filled with action, suspense, romance, and deep philosophical questions. And this time it all builds to one mind-bending conclusion: They have to get off this ship.

Synopsizes from Goodreads.

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