Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (35)

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.


The One (The Selection, #3)
-Kiera Cass
Release Date: May 6th, 2014
 
The Selection changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. And now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen.

America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.

From the very first page of The Selection, this #1 New York Times bestselling series has captured readers' hearts and swept them away on a captivating journey... Now, in The One, Kiera Cass delivers a satisfying and unforgettable conclusion that will keep readers sighing over this electrifying fairy-tale long after the final page is turned.
 
My thoughts: I really enjoy this series. The first book was good and thought that the second book was okay. I am really excited to see how the ending will conclude and how it will end. I also adore the covers in this series. I am glad they decided to keep all the covers the same instead of changing the last cover like they do in some trilogies. Let me know what you think about this series!
Thanks for visiting :)


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bout of Books 9.0 Read-a-thon Day 2

It's the second day of the Bout of Books Read-a-thon. I didn't get as much read today as I would of liked too. But I wasn't feeling well and kind of just slept around and watched TV. I was suppose to go back to school today but since the artic blast has come, I won't be going until Thursday. I am so happy because that means I can get a bigger dent into this reading with tonight and tomorrow. I hope everyone is having fun with this read-a-thon :)
 
Books I Read From Today:
Sometimes It Lasts (Sea Breeze, #5) - Abbi Glines
Pages Read From Today:
102
Books I Finished Today:
None
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Total Number of Pages Read: 452
Total Number of Books Read: 1
 


Just For Now - Abbi Glines

Title: Just for Now (Sea Breeze, #4)
Author:  Abbi Glines
Release Date: November 8th, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Group: New Adult Literature
Rating:
 
Set in the steamy coastal Alabama town of Sea Breeze, an interconnected group of older teens hook up, break up... and much, much more. Preston is one bad boy. And Amanda has harboured a crush on him for forever. When she finally makes her move on him, it does not end well. But still, she can't resist him. Especially now that he seems to be pursuing her, too.No one wants wants them to be together. Not Amanda's brother, Marcus, who is on the verge of his marriage to Low, and definitely not any of Preston's buddies. They know way too much about Preston's dark side. Yet the dangerous attraction is there... and neither Preston nor Amanda are going to deny it.
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I have been reading books by Abbi Glines for quite awhile now. The first series that I read by her was the Too Far/Rosemary Beach series. I instantly fell in love with new adult and Abbi Gline's writing/characters and couldn't wait to read more by her. The Sea Breeze series is one of my guilty pleasures. The books are like my own sort of drug. Once I start reading them, I can't seem to stop or put them down. There is always something about each individual story that I tend to enjoy and Just for Now was no different. In fact, this might just be my favorite out of the series so far.

The fourth book in the Sea Breeze story is about Preston Drake (the official bad-boy of the Alabama town) and Amanda Hardy (the younger sister of Marcus and the typical good girl). There was just something about this match that I enjoyed more than the other three in the series. Don't get me wrong, I really loved Cage and Eva but Preston and Amanda was something different. Amanda was relatable and I totally could understand why she kept coming back to him. When you love someone, you want to be with them, no matter how much hurt you have to deal with. I know that from firsthand experience.
While this book is frustrating, mostly from Preston pushing Amanda away, I still learned to enjoy the characters. I was also glad we got to see Jason Stone (the younger brother of Jax). I am really excited to read his story later on. I can't wait to read later books, just so I can see short scenes of Preston and Amanda be all cute and being a couple. I recommend this book if you have read any books by Abbi Glines or are interested in new adult, but please be 17+ before reading this. There is some sexual scenes along with language and don't think it is for young readers.
 
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Monday, January 6, 2014

Bout of Books 9.0 Read-a-thon Day 1

The first day of the Bout of Books 9.0 Read-a-thon is coming to a close for me (it's almost midnight here). I thought that I would do a quick blog post updating my progress before I settle down and watch the newest episode of Teen Wolf tonight. I am so excited for the winter premiere. It's one of my guilty pleasure shows for me.

Books I Read From Today:
Just For Now (Sea Breeze, #4) - Abbi Glines
Sometimes It Lasts (Sea Breeze, #5) - Abbi Glines
Pages Read From Today:
350
Books I Finished Today:
Just For Now (Sea Breeze, #4) - Abbi Glines
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Total Number of Pages Read: 350
Total Number of Books Read: 1

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Read-a-thon: Bout of Books 9.0

Hey fellow book lovers! 2014 is starting out with a read-a-thon! I am so excited to start reading with a fresh new year! Amanda and Kelly is hosting the Bout of Books 9.0! Here is my official sign-up and my goals/tbr for the following week! Lets get to reading!
 
Bout of Books 9.0
Read-a-thon
 
Monday, January 6th - Sunday, January 12th
 
Hosted by:
Amanda @ On a Book Bender 
 
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. 
- From the Bout of Books team
 
My Goals:
I hope to at least read 100-150 pages a day. School starts back this week but I know that I will definitely have time. I would also like to participate in some twitter chats and some of the daily challenges. Fingers crossed that I am able to do this! I'm so excited and can't wait to have fun!
 
TBR:


1. Just For Now (Sea Breeze, #4) - Abbi Glines *finish
2. Sometimes It Lasts (Sea Breeze, #5) - Abbi Glines *finish
3. Misbehaving (Sea Breeze, #6) - Abbi Glines *finish
4. The Darkest Minds - Alexandra Bracken *finish
5. Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell *start

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (34)

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.


-Nancy Werlin
Release Date: September 12th, 2013

This much anticipated sequel to the New York Times Bestseller Impossible a fantasy full of suspense, mystery, and romance will appeal to fans of Beautiful Creatures, Raven Boys, and Wicked Lovely.

 Fenella was the first Scarborough girl to be cursed, hundreds of years ago, and she has been trapped in the faerie realm ever since, forced to watch generations of daughters try to break this same faerie curse that has enslaved them all. But now Fenella’s descendant, Lucy, has accomplished the impossible and broken the curse, so why is Fenella still trapped in Faerie?

In her desperation, Fenella makes a deal with the faerie queen: If she can accomplish three acts of destruction, she will be free, at last, to die. What she doesn't realize is that these acts must be aimed at her own family and if she fails, the consequences will be dire, for all of the Scarborough girls.

How can she possibly choose to hurt her own cherished family not to mention the new man whom she’s surprised to find herself falling in love with? But if she doesn’t go through with the tasks, how will she manage to save her dear ones?
 
My thoughts: I still have yet to read Impossible, even though it has been on my TBR list forever. I have heard nothing but good things about that book and also Nancy Werlin so I am excited to start on this series, besides, isn't tha cover just gorgeous?! Love it! Do you guys plan on reading this or have you read Impossible? Let me know your thoughts! Thanks for visiting :)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Thought I'd Like More/Less Than I Did (11)

This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This weeks Top Ten is:
BOOKS I THOUGHT I'D LIKE MORE/LESS THAN I DID
I decided to go with books that I thought I like less than I did!
 
1. Starcrossed - Josephine Angelini
I enjoyed this book way more than I thought I would! I don't really like all that Greek mythology, but I do know a lot of people who love it, so I decided to give another try at it in this book. I heard good reviews and it seemed like a book that I would enjoy so I picked it up anyways. I honestly couldn't stop reading it. I remember being up till 3 in the morning reading about Helen. Josephine Angelini has this unique way of writing that is very captivating. Such a great book and the sequel is great also but not as good as Starcrossed was!
 
2. Anna Dressed in Blood - Kendare Blake
Another books I liked way more than I expected too. For some reason, I just didn't pick this book or have any desire to read it. I don't know why, but one day I decided to read it anyways cause I found it on sale at a bookstore. I was so surprised by how much I enjoyed it! I tried reading it once before and couldn't get into it, but when I started it again for the second time I couldn't put it down. I must have been in some weird book funk the first time! Loved it!
 
3. If I Stay - Gayle Forman
This book just seemed so depressing and I didn't really want to read something like that cause at the time I read my share of Sarah Dessen books at that moment, but my friend wouldn't stop pestering me about so I picked it up. It was literally wonderful. Made me cry so much and I loved it. Also the sequel Where She Went is even better if you can believe it! I totally recommend them!
 
4. The Iron King - Julie Kagawa
When I first saw this on goodreads I avoided it. I read that it was about faeries and I wasn't interested. At that time, I had only read one other book about faeries and I didn't enjoy it so I had some weird prejudice thing against faerie books after that. Funny, right? :) Well anyways, I was bored one day and I found the first chapter available so I went ahead and read it. I loved it! So I picked up the book and devoured in one setting almost. I'm so glad I got my prejudice! :)
 
5. Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins
After reading Anna and the French Kiss and being slightly disappointed cause my expectations where so high, I thought I wouldn't like this one much either. WRONG. I couldn't have been more wrong. This book was brilliant! SO GOOD. I loved it so much. I think it helped with having no expectations going into this. It was great. Yeah, I can't think of any words to describe how much I loved it.
 
6. Incarnate - Jodi Meadows
I knew that I probably would like this book, but I didn't think I would like it as much as I did. I never read a book quite like this one before. It has such an interesting concept and the main character is very wonderful to read from. I also just love Sam so much! I can't believe I haven't read the next book yet. I need to get on that.
 
7. Audrey, Wait! - Robin Benway
I was honestly surprised by how much I liked this. I heard really good reviews over it and thought that I would probably enjoy it, but I loved it! It was so funny and it one of my favorite contemporaries for sure. If you haven't read this yet, I highly recommend it. Audrey was so fun to read from and the story is just hilarious. If you are fans of Meg Cabot, then I recommend this for you!
 
8. Sweet Evil - Wendy Higgins
Oh my gosh, this book! One of those fangirling moments here! Sweet Peril is so close to coming out! I can't wait to read it! Anyways, Sweet Evil was just amazing. I liked it way more than I thought I would. I remember reading the first couple of chapters and thinking, "Wow. This is really good." I also stayed up all night reading. Let's not forget about Kaidan either ;)
 
9. I Know It's Over - C.K. Kelly Martin
I can understand if someone didn't like this novel, since it does have a touchy subject matter but I didn't think to like it as much as I did. The writing was done so well and the main character, Nick, was refreshing to read from. I like to read from a guys pov now and again and he was great to read from. C.K. Kelly Martin has a very interesting way of writing, it all flowly and smooth. I need to read another book by her.
 
10. Dairy Queen - Catherine Gilbert Murdock
This was such a fun read! I thought that I would probably just like, but I loved it! The writing was so real with the family dynamics and the relationship that D.J. had with Brian. This was also one of the very first contemporaries that I read and I'm so glad that it was this one. I need to read the rest of this series!
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