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Perception (#2) by Kim Harrington (Add it to Goodreads?)
Pandemonium (#2) by Lauren Oliver (Add it to Goodreads?)
Balthazar by Claudia Gray (Add it to Goodreads?)
Where It Began by Ann Redisch Stampler (Add it to Goodreads?)
Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters (Add it to Goodreads?)
Pieces of Us by Margie Gelbwasser (Add it to Goodreads?)
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT...
APRIL @ Books for Juliet said...
"When I started reading the first few pages, I found myself REALLY laughing out loud. And people around me looked at me and asked "what happened? what's that all about?" I'll tell you.
This book is hilarious. Amazingly funny and crazy and quirky. I loved how the author wrote it. And yeah, I was laughing all the time because of the choice of words which the author used in narrating the story. It was a very good laugh, and I loved it." (Continue Reading...)
AMY @ Tripping Over Books said...
"It’s an ace formula, guys, and when it’s done well it’s like eating a really pretty, delicious, sweet cupcake: a perfect little serving of delightfulness. Nothing wrong with indulging the sweet tooth, guys." (Continue Reading...)
TARA @ Hobbitsies said...
"The story is so intense! I was freaking out through certain parts because there were so many twists in Starters. One or two I saw coming, but there were a few that really blew my mind. I felt like I should have expected it, but I totally didn’t and I was freaking out." (Continue Reading...)
JUHINA @ Maji Bookshelf said...
"Going to Guatemala on your own, for your first overseas trip? That takes some courage! I saw the country through her [Bria's] eyes. The local markets, the people, their food (especially that!) and the exhilarating feeling of exploring and experiencing things you wouldn't have had the chance to find and do if you hadn't traveled there. Kristen Hubbard is a fantastic storyteller!" (Continue Reading...)
CHRISTY @ The Reader Bee said...
"I was a little worried about the main character, Ember, in the beginning of the book. At first, she gave the impression of being very docile. However, she does grows more determined through the book. I was very glad to see what. All the poor girl wants is to save herself and her mother. Chase, who Ember has known since her childhood, does whatever he has to do to help Ember with her search. I love Chase. He’s dark and mysterious, and you just want to know what his story is. He definitely earned a spot on my favorite hero list." (Continue Reading...)
HARMONY @ Harmony's Radiant Reads said...
"James writes in Sabrina's first person which means that the writing clearly reflects just how jumbled her mind is. She'll go on and on about how people don't see what she sees and what's going on in the "static", this dangerous noise that's trying to kill her in a way that just seemed so realistic and intriguing that I have to applaud him for giving Sabrina, and the illness as a whole, such a voice that really left me flipping pages as fast as I could!" (Continue Reading...)
SARAH @ Saz101 said...
"This is her [Brie's] story, make no mistake. Her navigating denial, anger, bargaining, sadness and acceptance... and shining throughout. It's wonderful to see a bright, vibrant character as the star of his or her own show.& SONIA @ The Story Queen said...
The Catastrophic History of You and Me sucked me in and, like it’s protagonist, stubbornly refused to let go. I strongly recommend having a box of tissues and a cuddly, furry animal on standby while you read." (Continue Reading...)
"This book is funny and touching and sad and so many other things that are made of win. Reading it is really an emotional rollercoaster that you take with Brie and by the end of the book, I felt a connection to a number of the characters, all of which are so multi-layered and complex. " (Continue Reading...)
BRODIE @ Eleusinian Mysteries said...
"I'd have liked certain scenes to last longer or to explore key characters and their relationships on a deeper level. Especially Kailey and Noah. I wanted to pull apart the layers of their history. We're treated to a very quick peek at it, but not enough to satiate my hunger. I'm guessing we may learn more of it in the sequel, but I would have found it more rewarding to have that understanding in the first book. I was also expecting a little more explosive action and excitement, but while it lacked in that department, the story did still kept me hooked until the very last page." (Continue Reading...)
CELINE @ Forget-Me-Not said...
"I loved it from the very first page until the end. It was such an enthralling read. I couldn't stop reading and I just had to finish it quickly! The story is so amazing. The book is written from Cate's POV as she deals with her sisters, making sure their secrets are safe, protecting themselves from the Brotherhood, Cate finding out more about witches from her mother's diary and friends and how she needs to marry someone soon and ends up falling in love for Finn. THE FEATHERY SCENE! I love it SO MUCH." (Continue Reading...)
ERIN @ Tales of the Inner Book Fanatic said...
"Although a perfect fit for the paranormal romance genre, A WITCH IN WINTER avoids fangs, excessive body hair and submissive female leads, and tells the heart-wrenching story of a couple meant to be together, but being forced apart. Seth is utterly irresistible and Anna is an empowered, proactive young woman with unimaginable magic inside her." (Continue Reading...)
SMALL @ Small Review said...
"Reading Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters was like meeting up with a BFF after a year-long separation and reconnecting again at a marathon sleepover party. Kelsey's voice was so real that it felt like I was listening to a friend chat about her freshman year experiences." (Continue Reading...)
CAIT @ The Cait Files said...
"Lena was a fantastic character again and I enjoyed her growth in this. She did have a level of strength in Pandemonium but it felt partly like a stubborn strength and partly like a forced because of circumstances strength. In this book you definitely feel Lena becoming tougher, more resilient, not only physically but mentally and emotionally." (Continue Reading...)& BRODIE @ Eleusinian Mysteries said...
"Pandemonium shines for Lauren's flawless ability to shift back and forth between old Lena and new Lena's life. It helps keep the story constantly moving, full of intensity and emotion, as we discover exactly what happened to Lena after she escaped to the Wilds and how she grew into the survivor of 'Now'. Even when you're left on a chapter with a mini-cliffhanger and suddenly transported months back in time, the frustration is of the good kind." (Continue Reading...)
Angie @ Beneath the Jacket said...
"It's clear from the beginning of the book that Aria and Perry come from completely different backgrounds, so I was excited to experience when they meet up. Under the Never Sky has dual narration which sometimes didn't work for me, but I think Rossi pulls it off successfully. I love both Aria and Perry, so I liked going into each of their heads and reading from their different perspectives (especially about each other!).
I also enjoyed the not-so-instant love connection Perry and Aria have. In fact, Aria smells bad to Perry for, like, the majority of the first half of the book." (Continue Reading...)
Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins (Add it to Goodreads?)
Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig (Add it to Goodreads?)
Wanderlove by Kristin Hubbard (Add it to Goodreads?)
GRATIFYING GIVEAWAY GLEANS
A Temptation of Angels, Michelle Zink is offering an ENORMOUS prize pack, and several smaller, still awesome, ones. But the grand prize is an iPad 2, you guys!
Click here for more info and to enter the giveaway!
Shanyn @ Chick Loves Lit has a giveaway up for Embrace by Jessica Shirvington. The difference between mine and hers? I think it might be international, since there's no specification. You might want to double check, just to be sure.
Click here to enter the giveaway! (You can also read my review here.)
Congrats to Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue, who is celebrating her first blogoversary! To spread the merriment, she is holding a fantabulously giant ARC giveaway. Before I list the books however, I do want to mention that it's US ONLY, since I don't want to get everyone's hopes up. The following books are included in the giveaway: Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock, The Selection by Kiera Cass, Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Starters by Lissa Price, Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers, Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore, and Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins!
Click here to enter the giveaway and learn more!
This next book is one I've been pining for for as long as Prince Ash and Puck have been alive, but I do want to say that it's for US + Canada residents only. A finished copy of Julie Kagawa's Immortal Rules is up for grabs right now!
Read this interview and enter the giveaway!
Have no fear my international friends! I believe we have another international giveaway on our hands, although you might want to make inquiries and double check, since it's not specifically listed. Two Chicks on Books has another giveaway going on for an ARC of Destined by Aprilynne Pike, the fourth and final installment in the series. *dies* *squeals as a happy ghost* I so can't wait to read this myself!
Click here to enter the giveaway!
And good luck everyone!
Mundie Moms shares a post for a City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare teaser here!
Jennifer L. Armentrout shares another sexy little teaser for upcoming release, Onyx, the sequel to Obsidian!
You can read the first chapter of Storm by Brigid Kemmerer here!
Did you guys know that Lisa T. Bergren wrote an e-novella following the aftermath of Torrent?!?
No? Well, it's available now!
Click here to buy it from Amazon for your Kindle!
And, let me just say, that things only get better and better in this novella. Oh, Lord Greco, while I don't want you to have either of the Betarrini girls, I love you dearly. *grins* And the inconclusiveness of Luca and Lia's relationship? Vanished. But that is all I will say and no more! Look out for my review in a couple of weeks :)
And finally, don't forget to answer the poll in my sidebar! The voting decides next month's Blogger's Choice Award winner! :) Expect fun author posts from the winners at the end of each month (teeheehee)!
What are you most looking forward to?