Friday, May 30, 2014

Cover Reveal: The Only One (End of Days #3) by Meg Collett

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Title: The Only One
Series: End of Days, Book 3
Author: Meg Collett
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Brief Synopsis:
In the final installment to the popular End of Days series, a heavenly civil war breaks out amongst the angels, and the stakes are higher than ever before. It’s the war Michaela wanted, but she’s realizing it might not be the one she’s meant to fight. What is mercy and sacrifice in the face of tyranny and madness? It’s a lesson Michaela might not live long enough to fully understand.

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About the Author

Meg Collett

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Meg Collett lives deep in the hills of Tennessee where there the cell phone service is a blessing and internet is a myth of epic proportions. She is the mother of one giant horse named Elle and two dogs named Wylla and Mandy. Her husband is a saint for putting up with her ragtag life. End of Days is her first series.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (47)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating.

The book that I am waiting is :

Title: Rules of Survival
Author: Jus Accardo
Release Date: June 22th 2014
Synopsis: If you want to survive, you have to follow the rules…
Mikayla Morgan is wanted for her mother's murder. She's been on the run for almost a year now, avoiding not only the police but the real killer. Tired of running and desperate to clear her name, she breaks one of the most sacred rules: never return to the scene of the crime.

Every bounty hunter on the Eastern Seaboard is after the Morgan girl—but Shaun Denver and his partner snagged her. She's a piece of work, and Shaun can't decide if he wants to kiss her or kill her. When things take a sharp turn south, Shaun does the only thing he can think of to keep her close—he handcuffs them together.

As the danger mounts and the killer closes in, the chemistry between them threatens to explode. Shaun and Kayla will need to break all the rules if they hope to get out of this alive.

TTT Books about time travel

   Today's TTT's topic was free for me to choose so I not surprisingly made it about books that I have read, I'm reading (The Time Traveler's Wife :D) or I want to read (most of them) involving time travel.

   Let us know what you think about them, if you have read them or if they are on your reading list as well! :D

1. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells.

2. A Tale of Time City by Diana Wynne Jones.

3. Ruby Red series by Kerstin Gier.

4. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

5. Time After Time by Karl Alexander.

6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling.

7. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

8. 11/22/63 by Stephen King.

9. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis.

10. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Review: Getting Rooted in New Zealand

Getting Rooted in New Zealand by Jamie Baywood

Craving change and lacking logic, at 26, Jamie, a cute and quirky Californian, impulsively moves to New Zealand to avoid dating after reading that the country's population has 100,000 fewer men. In her journal, she captures a hysterically honest look at herself, her past and her new wonderfully weird world filled with curious characters and slapstick situations in unbelievably bizarre jobs. It takes a zany jaunt to the end of the Earth and a serendipitous meeting with a fellow traveler before Jamie learns what it really means to get rooted.

This book was actually very enjoyable. Being an autobiography it’s easy to put oneself in the author’s shoes (especially being a young woman) and understand the problems she has with friends or men… but what the book is mainly about are the cultural differences between her native California and New Zealand. Ok, I’m not from any of those places and therefore I might have missed some of the references but the book is really fun and witty from beginning to end and you can actually enjoy it even if you’re not from the places mentioned.

It was quite interesting to realize how two countries that share a language can be so different, and it was also cool to know a bit more about New Zealand (there are lots of books and movies set in the US but not in this island). Also being an English student I personally enjoyed things like different meanings that same expressions can have in these countries or weird pronunciations of words that the writer found in New Zealand (the title of the book itself).

All in all I sure would recommend the book; it was definitely a good read, quick, easy and fun.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (46)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating.

The book that I am waiting is :

Title: Dark Summer Dreams (Dreamwalker #2)
Author: Danube Adele
Release Date: June 9th 2014
Synopsis: I freed him from imprisonment, only to become his pawn.

I, Shandria Langston, last remaining daughter of the leader of the Sunan, was charged with an impossible task. I had to rescue Kraggon Dragmor—sworn enemy of my people—from the death chamber. If I refused, our world as we know it would be destroyed.

Oh, but was he happy with my sacrifice? No. Instead of being properly appreciative of this selfless act, of being grateful that I tended to him through a deathly illness, the bastard's kidnapped me. I'm "a symbol of retribution for his people." The man has no heart.

I have only one advantage in captivity: I can read Kraggon's thoughts. I know that he can't afford to admit that I empathize with his people. He can't afford to admit that I am more beautiful than any woman he's ever seen, or allow me to fire his blood with every look…and he can't afford to admit that he'll do anything to save me, that I've become his heart.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

TTT Books About Friendship

                                                                                                                                                                    1.Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling. It had to be the first one. It just had to.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2.The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyProof of how friends can save you when you can’t save yourself.

3.The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne. Because friendship can find its way between completely different people in difficult circumstances.

4.The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. You can make even the hardest journey if you have the right friends with you.  

5.Looking for Alaska by John Green. Shows how some friends can mark us and change us forever.

6.Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. If you only had one more chance, what would you do for those friends that really matter?

7.Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. New unexpected friends can discover new unexpected worlds to you…

8.The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares. Perfect for teenage years, shows the struggles of true friendship when things start to change.

9.Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. When you don't have a family, friends can sure make a great one.

10.Divergent by Veronica Roth. The most awful situations can reveal the true power of friendship.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (46)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating.

The book that I am waiting is :

Title: Collide (The Taking #3)
Author: Melissa West
Release Date: December 2nd 2014
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Synopsis: Military legacy Ari Alexander has survived alien spies, WWIV, and a changing world order. But when the new leader of Earth uses Jackson—the only boy she's ever let herself care about—to get to her, Ari has no choice but to surrender. 

To free Jackson, she agrees to travel to the national bases to train others to fight. What she discovers is a land riddled with dying people. Ari has the power to heal by turning the fighters into aliens—half-breeds like her. If she succeeds, together, they have a chance at overthrowing the alien leader, Zeus. But if she fails, everyone she holds dear will be wiped away forever.

Once again, everything Ari’s come to believe is thrown into question. In a world of uncertainty, loyalties are tested, lies are uncovered, and no one can be trusted. If Ari and Jackson have any hope at survival and at preserving a life for the future, they must fight the final war with their eyes wide open.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

TTT Books that I almost put down but didn't

7260188Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. Comapred to the two first books of THG saga, I almost wanted to not finish this one.

9593913Requiem by Lauren Oliver. Same problem as with The Hunger Games, for me the endings of these trilogies are not the best.

43509  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K.Rowling. Great book but it came out in my 'I don't want to read!' stage xD

428263  Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer(Twilight Saga). Actually did not finish New Moon but I gave Eclipse an oportunity (and ended up forcing myself to finish it).

10886312  Indómito by Elizabeth Lowell. Thought of putting it down when I read some (ahem) unexpected (ahem) passages... xD but it was just the shock, the book was ok.

366459  13'99 by Frédéric Beigbeder. Great eye-opening book. Maybe too eye-opening at some points.

Release Day: All Lined Up

All Lined Up Synopsis: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack follows up her trio of hits—Losing It, Faking It, and Finding It—with this thrilling first novel in an explosive series bursting with the Texas flavor, edge, and steamy romance of Friday Night Lights. In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both. Dallas Cole loathes football. That's what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past. But life doesn't always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again. Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It's obliterated. Dallas doesn't know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn't know that Dallas is his new coach's daughter. And neither of them know how to walk away from the attraction they feel.

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 Excerpt: There’s only one thing in the world I despise more than football, and he’s making his way down the stairs toward me. My eyes flit around me like I’m scanning a battlefield instead of a blowout:fraternity banners, litter of red Solo cups, and a freshman pledge dragging around a trash bag playing reluctant maid. Part of me wants to keep doing that, to pretend like I didn’t hear him. But I can’t. If I ignore him, it will only prove to him that he still bothers me. I face him as he steps off the last stair, crossing his arms over his broad chest and grinning at me. Levi. My ex. He leans his hip against the banister of the grand staircase, and I spy not one but two girls sitting halfway up the stairs, obviously upset that they’ve lost his attention. Behind me I hear someone shout, “Ready. Aim. Fire!” and I know the beer guns are back in play. “Alcohol and bad decisions, Levi? Can’t say I’m surprised to find you smack-dab in the middle of that.” He kicks off from the banister, swaggering a few steps closer. His dark hair and eyes are as striking as always. I’d fallen for him so hard my freshman year of high school: doodling our names together in my spiral, watching him play from the bleachers, wearing that monstrous mum he gave me for homecoming, beaming on his elbow at his junior prom. The memory of all that just makes me nauseated now. But as Stella always says, hindsight is a pretentious, know-it-all bitch. “You come here to make some bad decisions?” He moves closer, his voice pitching lower. Intimate. His gaze drifts down my body with an arrogant familiarity. “Because you know I can help you with that.” Levi Abrams has been the cause of enough bad decisions for a lifetime. Stella steps in, her voice colder than I’ve ever heard it. “I’m fairly certain she’d rather sandpaper her own skin off.” I nod and plaster on the fakest smile in my arsenal. “And then take a bath in lemon juice.” Levi smiles back, and I’m pretty sure the bastard is enjoying this. He’s bigger than when I last saw him. Bulked up. I guess that’s the difference between high school and college ball. But it’s not just muscles… he reaches out a hand like he’s going to touch my hair, and as I jerk back, even his hands seem bigger than I remember. A man’s hands, rather than those of the boy I knew. Or maybe his head got so big that his inflated ego overflowed to other parts of his body. Also a possibility. I knew Levi was here when I chose Rusk University—hard not to when he’s the starting quarterback—but I didn’t think I’d ever have to see him. Since Dad wouldn’t let me leave Texas, and only a handful of universities here actually have a true dance major, Rusk was the best option out of the schools to which I was allowed to apply. Levi lets his hand fall away and turns to leave, but then stops to say over his shoulder, “You don’t have to pretend to hate me so much, you know. I’m here. You’re here. We could start fresh, D.” Why does no one get that it’s impossible to have a fresh start when nothing has really changed? God, I knew that better than anybody because no matter how many new coaching jobs Dad took, every school ended up the same. Levi is still a douche-bag who only cares about himself. Dad still approaches parenting like I’m a member of his team. And I… I’m still stuck. In my father’s shadow. In Texas. In this lame state school with a joke of a dance program. And now I’m stuck at my first frat party with the ex who broke my heart. Yay college
Headshot Bio: Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.            

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wating On Wednesday (45)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating.

The book that I am waiting is :

Title: Rusty Nailed (Cocktail #2)
Author: Alice Clayton
Release Date: June 24th 2014
Publisher: Gallery Books
Synopsis: In this sequel to Wallbanger, the second book in the Cocktail series, fan favorites Caroline and Simon negotiate the rollercoaster of their new relationship while house-sitting in San Francisco.

Playing house was never so much fun—or so confusing. With her boss on her honeymoon, Caroline’s working crazy long hours to keep the interior design company running—especially since she’s also the lead designer for the renovation of a gorgeous old hotel on Sausalito. So with her hotshot photographer boyfriend gallivanting all over the world for his job, she and Simon are heavy-duty into “absence makes the heart grow fonder” mode. Neither has any complaints about the great reunion sex, though! Then Simon decides he’s tired of so much travelling, and he’s suddenly home more. A lot more. And wanting Caroline home more, too. Though their friends’ romantic lives provide plenty of welcome distraction, eventually Caroline and Simon have to sort their relationship out. Neither wants “out of sight, out of mind,” but can they create their own happy mid-ground cliché?

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