Waiting on Wednesdays

January 30, 2013




 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Breaking the SpineWaiting on wednesday is to spotlight an anticipated upcoming release. 


This week my WoW is...








The Prince
Author:Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection 0.5
Pages: 64
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: March 5th, 2013


Summary:
Before thirty-five girls were chosen to compete in the Selection...

Before Aspen broke America's heart...

There was another girl in Prince Maxon's life...

Don't miss this thrilling 128-page original novella set in the world of the New York Times bestselling novel The Selection. Also features a teaser to The Elite, Kiera Cass's hotly anticipated sequel to The Selection.








Die for Her
Author:Amy Plum
Series:Revenants 2.5
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: April 2nd, 2013


Summary:

Set in the romantic and death-defying world of the international bestselling Die for Me trilogy, this digital original novella follows Jules, a brooding, immortal French artist who has fallen in love with his best friend’s girlfriend.

Jules Marchenoir is a revenant-an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save human lives. He’s spent the better part of the last century flirting his way through Paris, but when he met Kate Mercier, the heroine from Amy Plum’s Die for Me trilogy, he knew his afterlife had changed forever and he had found the love of his life. Until Kate fell for his best friend, Vincent. Now Jules is faced with an impossible decision: choosing between his loyal friend and a love truly worth dying for.









Arc Review: The Wrap-Up List

January 20, 2013




The Wrap-Up List
Author:Steven Arntson
Series:Standalone
Pages:240
Publisher:H
Release Date: 
Source: Thanks so much HMH for providing me with a copy to review.


Summary:

In this modern-day suburban town, one percent of all fatalities come about in the most peculiar way. Deaths—eight-foot-tall, silver-gray creatures—send a letter (“Dear So-and-So, your days are numbered”) to whomever is chosen for a departure, telling them to wrap up their lives and do the things they always wanted to do before they have to “depart.” When sixteen-year-old Gabriela receives her notice, she is, of course devastated. Will she kiss her crush Sylvester before it’s too late?

Friendship, first love, and fantasy artfully mesh in this magically realistic world that ultimately celebrates life.

Review:
Having a book with a character as the same name as me and the “deaths” really intrigued me to read this book. Just from reading the summary it really reminded me of The Hunger Games with a little bit different concept.

This book had very unique characters to me – Gabriella was a 16 year old girl just trying to get by in life. She never expected to be picked. Her best friends always stood by her and I like when a story has best friends that stick together.
I like how this book had Gabriella very indecisive on what she should wish for. She wanted something unique that wouldn’t be classified as a “Stupid wish.” Gabriella was a very unselfish character and really cared about her friends seeing as all her wishes were to her friends.
The only one setback I had with this book was that it didn’t go into as much detail about the Deaths as I would have liked. Because of that I had a vague background knowledge to the Death’s and the departures.
Besides that one set back, this tale was very unique and I haven’t heard or read a book like this one. Steven’s writing really impressed me. It was a very short read and entertaining. Defiantly give this one a try if you are looking for something fun and short. The ending will defiantly shock you because I know I wasn’t expecting the ending.
  

My Rating: 3 out of 5 Towers


Review: Model Spy (Specialist #1)

January 17, 2013


    Model Spy
Author:Shannon Greenland
Series:The Specialist
Pages: 224
Publisher:Speak
Release Date: May 10th,2007
Source: Via Netgalley 
Thanks so much Speak for providing me with a copy! 


Summary:
Teen genius Kelly James is in a lot of hot water. A whiz with computers, she agreed to help her college RA, David, uncover some top-secret information. After all, she doesn't have many friends and David has always been nice to her. it doesn't hurt that he's supercute and irresistible, too. All she has to do is hack into the government's main computer system. but a few hours later, her whole life changes. she is caught and taken in for questioning, only this isn't your run-of-the-mill arrest. rather than serve a juvenile detention sentence, she accepts the option to change her name and enlist in a secret government spy agency that trains teen agents to go undercover. As if that wasn't overwhelming enough, she discovers that David works for this agency as well! And before she even begins to understand what is going on, she's sent on her first mission as an undercover model. And who better to partner with than David himself!


Review:
This book came out quite some time ago, but it was on Net galley and I was looking for a mystery book and this seemed to fit. So, when I was approved for the book I was so excited. I read it only in a day! It was really short and fun!
In the beginning we are shown that Kelly is given the choice to go to jail or to join the Specialist team. From the beginning I already knew this was going to be a really good book.
The Main character was really smart and I liked that about her. Also, the other specialist where so cool and some so funny. Bruiser was really spunky and cool which made her stand out to me. I loved how they each had something they were good at that set them apart from each other.
As, I got further into the story I really started to like David and his who mystery to save his dad. I was so interested in this story and them solving this mystery. Not only did this book have mystery it had a fun element. David and Kelly’s chemistry was so awesome. I loved the jokes they made and how in their chemistry grew as the story progressed. 
 
Overall, this story was a great read. It kept me immersed in the story the whole time. I am so excited to go get the next e-book. I am not hooked on their story and want to follow their journey as Specialist and see more of their mysteries they solve.

My Rating: 4 Out 5 Stars
  


Review: Ten by Gretchen McNeil

January 14, 2013

Author: Gretchen McNeil
Series: N\A
Pages: 294
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: September 18th,2012


Summary:


SHHHH!
Don't spread the word!
Three-day weekend. Party at White Rock House on Henry Island.
You do NOT want to miss it.

It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.

But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.

Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?


Review:
Ten intrigued me from the moment I heard about it. I knew the moment I started to read, the ending was going to be a shocker and it frankly kind of scared to crap out of me because I was reading it and it was raining as well. ..Weird! Ten first reminded me of the old R.L. Stine Fear Street series and I loved that series. This book was no less either. Wow
There were many characters in Ten. I think my favorite was TJ and Meg. Minnie kind of got on my nerves as well as Vivian. Vivian I was so glad when she was finally gone. Overall the character development was great in this story. I really loved TJ’S and Meg’s growing relationship. I really didn’t like how faithful Meg was to Minnie and let her control her life. It was really irritating because Minnie was preventing Meg from doing what she really wanted to do and she didn’t have Meg’s back like Meg had hers. Another character I liked was Nathan. He was so funny; He was the one who had brought the laugh aspect to a funny situation.
The plot in this story was unbelievable, as it is in most mystery\horror stories. You never expected what came next. When I thought I knew who it was, I was proven wrong. I guessed who the killer was, but then they died. So it just got freaky and confusing. In this story I love the journal aspect. It’s like in Scooby- Doo or in CSI – they receive a clue and it all comes together. Even with the clue though there was just so many unanswered questions running through your mind until the end. Which, is what every good mystery contains.
The end of the book was mind blowing! In the end I was supper shocked and would have never guessed the killer was that person. This story really had that surprise ending aspect and the characters. I never knew who was going to get killed next and as the pieces started to add up I just wanted to rush through the book as fast as I could. This story was so amazing!
Ten was an amazing thriller and it’s the best mystery\horror story I’ve read in a while. If you haven’t checked out Ten yet you are missing out. Ten keeps you guessing until the end and you won’t believe how it ends. McNeil’s writing is captivating and draws you into the story. 



My Rating: 5 Out of 5 Towers
 

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