Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wicked Wildfire Read-a-Thon: Wednesday Challenges & TBR Pile

Wicked Wildfire Read-a-Thon is hosted by Kindle Fever. Starts from Wednesday, June 20 at 12:01am EST and end Sunday, June 24 at 23:59pm EST. You can still join here.

TBR Pile

- Timepiece by Myra McEntire
- Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins
- Rapture by Lauren Kate
- Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
- Shut Out by Kody Keplinger

I'm currently reading Dreamless by Josephine Angelini. (21%)

Something Wicked This Way Comes

A wildfire is quickly coming your way! What thing/s do you grab when you only have a few minutes to make it out?

Hmmm, I would denfinley grab my kindle fire and ipod. I would grab some books that I love or want to read. I'll grab some of my clothes of course haha. My pillow that I made in 6th grade. 

Slake Your Thirst
Share your favorite drink recipe* and the
 cover of your favorite/most anticipated summer read!
Have fun with this, include pictures, the recipe (so we can all try it**) and tell us about your book choice. Have you read it? Are you anxiously awaiting its release this summer? Why?


3 oz tapioca pearls
1 cup brewed black tea
1 cup milk
2 parts white sugar
1 part brown sugar
Several cups of water.

Boil 3 parts of water in a pan and add both the sugars. Reduce heat and simmer until the sugar dissolves; the sugar syrup is ready for use. Boil 4 parts of water in a large pot. 
Add the tapioca pearls to it and continue boiling for half an hour. Stir often to avoid the pearls from sticking together. Drain and rinse them with cold water.
Put them in the sugar syrup while ensuring that they remain completely immersed in it and stir them well. Transfer the sweetened pearls to a large jar.
Cool the brewed tea to room temperature and pour it in the jar containing tapioca pearls along with the milk. Add the sugar syrup to it and transfer the mixture to a cocktail shaker.
Put some ice cubes into it and shake well to mix. Pour the bubble tea into a serving glass and put a thick straw in it. Serve chilled.

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson (July 3rd, 2012)

I heard great things about this book! I also love Peter Pan! I excited to read this book!
- Lisa Nguyen

Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .

Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

WWW Wednesdays (9)

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly Meme hosted by Mizb @ Should Be Reading. To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions:  

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you'll read next?

What are you currently reading? I'm reading Dreamless by Josephine Angelini. I'm 100 pages in and it's getting really good! I don't really remember what happen in the first book but I'm loving the second book! I'll probably read Starcrossed again, when I have time. Overall, It's really good so far!

What did you recently finish reading? I just finish Lies Beneath a few days ago. It was a good mermaid book. There was some parts that I didn't like but I like it. I know a lot of people love this book! So i think you should check the book out and read it. The review will come up soon!

What do you think you'll read next? I think I'm going to read Shut Out by Kody Keplinger. I love the blurb of this book! I LOVE IT. I kinda already read the first three chapters but I'll finish Dreamless before reading anymore. I can't wait to read this book!

Waiting On Wednesday (15)

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

Title/Author: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Pages: 416
PublisherScholastic Press (September 18th, 2012)

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Top Ten Books On The Summer TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

1. Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins
2. Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
3. The Statistical Probablitity of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
4. Hemlock by Kathleen Peaton
5. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
6. I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
7. Second Chance Summer by  Morgan Matson
8. Awake at Dawn by C.C Hunter
9. Such a Ruch by Jennifer Echols
10. A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton

Sunday, June 17, 2012

In My Mailbox (11)

In My Mailbox is a meme created by Kristi at The Story Siren, that features books I have gotten over the week.

Arise (Hereafter #2) by Tara Hudson

Flawless (Pretty Little Liars #2) by Sara Shepard

For Review:
Illumine by Alivia Anders 
Obumbrate by Alivia Anders
Frozen Heart by Annabelle Blume 
Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle 
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill 
The Blood Keeper (The Blood Journals #2) by Tessa Gratton 
Painted Blind by Michelle A. Hansen 
Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings

Friday, June 15, 2012

Cover Reveal & Song Release: Breathe by Abbi Glines

Breathe (Sea Breeze #1) by Abbi Glines

Sadie White's summer job isn't going to be on the beach life-guarding or working at rental booths like most kids her age. With her single mother's increasing pregnancy and refusal to work, Sadie has to take over her mother's job as a domestic servant for one of the wealthy summer families on a nearby island.

When the family arrives at their summer getaway, Sadie is surprised to learn that the owner of the house is Jax Stone, one of the hottest teen rockers in the world. If Sadie hadn't spent her life raising her mother and taking care of the house she might have been normal enough to be excited about working for a rock star.

Even though Sadie isn't impressed by Jax's fame, he is drawn to her. Everything about Sadie fascinates Jax but he fights his attraction. Relationship's never work in his world and as badly as he wants Sadie, he believes she deserves more. By the end of the summer, Jax discovers he can't breathe without Sadie.

1.Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Muse
2.Don’t Ever Let it End by Nickelback
3.Breathe by Taylor Swift
4.Holding on to Heaven by Nickelback
5.No Air by Jordan Sparks and Chris Brown
6.Here Without You by Three Doors Down
7.Lullaby by The Spill Canvas
8.Take My Breath Away by Jessica Simpson

The Cast Members:
Sasha Pieterse As Sadie White

Chris Hemsworth As Marcus Hardy

Max Irons As Jax Stone

About the Author
Abbi Glines can be found hanging out with rockstars, taking out her yacht on weekends for a party cruise, sky diving, or surfing in Maui. Okay maybe she needs to keep her imagination focused on her writing only. In the real world, Abbi can be found hauling kids (several who seem to show up that don’t belong to her) to all their social events, hiding under the covers with her MacBook in hopes her husband won’t catch her watching Buffy on Netflix again, and sneaking off to Barnes and Noble to spend hours lost in the yummy goodness of books. Her debut novel, BREATHE, can be found in digital format at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Existence, a YA paranormal, was released December 13, 2011 by Wild Child Publishing. She also released a YA contemporary romance, The Vincent Boys this Fall. She just released her first New Adult contemporary, Because of Low. She is currently editing the second book in the Existence Trilogy, Predestined. If you want to find her then check Twitter first because she has a severe addiction to tweeting @abbiglines. She also blogs regularly but rarely about anything life changing. She also really enjoys talking about herself in third person. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Time Will Come (2)

"The Time Will Come" meme is hosted by Books for Company. Every Thursday l am going to list a book which l really want to read/keep meaning to get to. These are mostly books which have been on my shelf for awhile now but don't have to be, maybe you got it two weeks ago and really want to read it!

Timepiece by Myra McEntire

I've had this book since April. I love Hourglass! The book is already out on shelves so I can read it now. I have to wait another week to read this though... Don't you just love the cover? :) If you already read the book, tell me if it's good or not! Leave a comment down below.

Hourglass by Myra McEntire (I don't want to spoil the first book for you)

One hour to rewrite the past . . .

For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn't there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents' death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She's tried everything, but the visions keep coming back. So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson's willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.

Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he's around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?

From the Review Pile (1)

From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday.
The aim of this meme is to showcase books that you've received for review (or if you don't receive review books, any book that you own and really want to read/review) but haven't yet got around to reading, in order to give the book some extra publicity.

Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig
368 Pages
Katherine Tegen Books (March 13th, 2012)

Willa’s secret plan seems all too simple: take from the rich kids at Valley Prep and give to the poor ones.

Yet Willa’s turn as Robin Hood at her ultra-exclusive high school is anything but. Bilking her “friends”-known to everyone as the Glitterati-without them suspecting a thing, is far from easy. Learning how to pick pockets and break into lockers is as difficult as she’d thought it’d be. Delivering care packages to the scholarship girls, who are ostracized just for being from the “wrong” side of town, is way more fun than she’d expected.

The complication Willa didn’t expect, though, is Aidan Murphy, Valley Prep’s most notorious (and gorgeous) ace-degenerate. His mere existence is distracting Willa from what matters most to her-evening the social playing field between the have and have-nots. There’s no time for crushes and flirting with boys, especially conceited and obnoxious trust-funders like Aidan.

But when the cops start investigating the string of burglaries at Valley Prep and the Glitterati begin to seek revenge, could he wind up being the person that Willa trusts most?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Partials by Dan Wells

Title/Author: Partials by Dan Wells
Pages: 468
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Format: eARC, Netgalley
Published: February 28th, 2012
Buy/Information: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.
Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic-in-training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws have pushed what's left of humanity to the brink of civil war, and she's not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will find that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them—connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there.

My Review:

Well let's just say I cant believe I put this book down! I was always excited to read this. I'm happy that I finished it! Even though it ended with a cliff hanger... Plus the cover is gorgeous!

First chapter: The world is destroy by partials 11 years ago. Now they are trying to rebuild but the problem is they can't reproduce. Every time a baby is born, it dies in secs. They have no idea why. Kira is one of the nurses and she hates how baby are dying and no one is doing anything about it except write down information.

Kira is a independent person. A very strong woman. Even though she's only a teenager. If she says to do something, you will do it! I love everything about her!

Kira and Marcus: They are cute :) I love the romance between them. I love how they always argue with each other. They seem more real. Kira keeps turning Marcus down.

I love Samm! I love the relationship between him and Kira. I'm hoping to see more of them in the future! :)

I definitely love her friends. They are so supportive!

There's a whole lot of action in this book. I just love it so much! One of my favorite books in 2012. You will definitely love this book! I promise you!


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

WWW Wednesdays (8)

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly Meme hosted by Mizb @ Should Be Reading. To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions:  

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you'll read next?

What are you currently reading? I haven't started on Lies Beneath yet. But I will soon! I heard this book was amazing so I can't wait to read it! & it's about mermaids! Excited! 

What did you recently finish reading? I just finished Partials by Dan Wells. I can't believe I didn't read this a long time ago! It was such an amazing book! I loved it :) I can't wait until the next book is coming out. I'm waiting for you! 

What do you think you'll read next? The next book I'm going to read is Rapture by Lauren Kate. I know a lot of people didn't really like this series. But I LOVED IT! I am kinda excited for the series to end though. Each book is 400+ pages. Anyways I'm excited! 

Waiting on Wednesday (14)

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

Title/Author: Defiance by C.J. Redwine
Pages: 416
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (August 28th, 2012)

Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This meme is hosted by BookJourney. You show what you read, what you're currently reading, and what you're going to read for the week.  

What I read last week:
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

What I'm currently reading:
Partials by Dan Wells

What I'm going to read:
Rapture by Lauren Kate
Lies Beneath by Anna Greenwood Brown

150 Followers Giveaway!

Well hello there! My name is Lisa Nguyen. I've been blogging for 3 months now. I've had this blog for around 6 months. I haven't been active for the month of March, April, and May. Since school is over I'm back! I'm really happy to get back to the blogging community. I just want to give you guys something in return for following me! :) I will be giving away summer books. Of course since it's SUMMER! :)
1. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
2. Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham
3. A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
4. Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson
5. Something Like Normal by Trish Doller (I'm also adding this!)
6. In Honor by Jessi Kirby
7. Unbreak My Heart by Melissa C. Walker
8. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
9. Kiss the Morning Star by Elissa Janine Hoole
10. While He Was Away by Karen Schreck

Must be older than 13 to enter this giveaway.
Ends: July 15st
Note: If I get 300 followers before this ends. I will be doing another giveaway for paranormal romance reads! 

Stacking The Shelves (1)

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

A Royal Mess by Tyne O'Connell
Calypso Kelly has finally joined the in-crowd at her exclusive English boarding school. She also just happens to be dating Prince Freddie himself! But balancing her social life, her prince, and her parents' visit to London proves to be more than Calypso can handle. 

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains.

Storm by Brigid Kemmerer
Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her, Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys—all the ones she doesn't want. Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water—just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They’re powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death.

 The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson

The ozone is ravaged, ocean levels have risen, and the sun is a daily enemy. But global climate change is not something new in the Earth’s history.

No one will know this better than less-than-ordinary Owen Parker, who is about to discover that he is the descendant of a highly advanced ancient race—a race that took their technology too far and almost destroyed the Earth in the process.

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Generations ago, a genetic experiment gone wrong—the Reduction—decimated humanity, giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.

Until  I Die by Amy Plum
Kate and Vincent have overcome the odds and at last they are together in Paris, the city of lights and love.

Dreamless by Josphine Angelini
Can true love be forgotten?

For Review(NetGalley):

One Moment by Kristina McBride
This was supposed to be the best summer of Maggie’s life. Now it’s the one she’d do anything to forget.

Maggie Reynolds remembers hanging out at the gorge with her closest friends after a blowout party the night before. She remembers climbing the trail hand in hand with her perfect boyfriend, Joey. She remembers that last kiss, soft, lingering, and meant to reassure her. So why can’t she remember what happened in the moment before they were supposed to dive? Why was she left cowering at the top of the cliff, while Joey floated in the water below—dead?

Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel
Can the living coexist with the living dead?

League Of Strays of L. B. Schulman
When Charlotte Brody, a lonely 17-year-old student at a new school, receives an invitation to join The League of Strays, she's intrigued by the group's promise of "instant friendship." The League does provide companionship--and even a love interest--but Charlotte grows increasingly uncomfortable with its sinister mission to seek revenge against the bullies of Kennedy High. When escalating acts of vengeance threaten to hurl her down a path of remorse, Charlotte must choose between her new friends and the direction of a future she's never fully considered.

What did you get this week? Leave your link down below! 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Title/Author: The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) by Julie Kagawa
Pages: 485
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Format: NetGalley
Published: April 24th 2012
Buy/Information: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

In a future world, Vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity. 

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.

Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die… or become one of the monsters.

Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.

Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.

But it isn’t easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.

My Review:

First off, you have no idea how much I love this author! LOVE HER! The Iron Fey series was amazing! I would totally read anything by her! When I heard that she was going to make another series about vampires. I was really excited to read it.

First Chapter: Allison lived in a house with other people. The town was filled with vampires and human just like her. Every week or so, the registers would go to the building and let the vampire feed off of them. If they missed the appointment to go to the building, they would be killed. Allison and the others are unregisters. Since they are not registers, they have to go hunt food for themselves. 

What I like about this book s the main character is really strong. She doesn't lean on anyone to protect her. She's independent. She's like a warrior. I love how she doesn't think about the guy she likes all the time. She actually is the one who protects everyone in this book. Which is amazing since I always see the guy protecting everyone. 

Zeke....oh Zeke. I wish he wasn't so clueless. He would even kill the girl he likes. What a shame. Hopefully he improves in the next book. I want him to be a man. 

It was a great book! I wouldn't say it was my favorite book of all time but I like it. I think it was kinda sow in some parts of the story. The beginning was awesome! A lot of action, loved it. The middle wasn't that great but the ending made up for it. The author gave us some hints on what is going to happen in the next book. It was quite easy to predict. I'm excited for the next book in the series! I definitely can not wait until The Lost Prince comes out! 

Overall this is a great book! If you like action books, this is definitely for you! I'm pretty sure everyone will like this book.

                                3 STARS

RAK: June Wistlist

                                                                COMPLETE RULES RE-CAP
  • Please read carefully & follow all rules!  Thank you!
  • Please sign-up each month that you can participate (and by participate, we mean give as well as receive).
  • Show off your participation by grabbing our RAK button (code is in the right sidebar).
  • Create a wish list (on Amazon, Goodreads, or your blog, etc) and post it in the Google Doc located in each R.A.K post for the month.
  • If you choose to do a R.A.K for someone, check out their wish list and contact that blogger directly for their information.
  • Once you receive a RAK, send us an our new email to [rakbybooksoulmates @ gmail . com] so that we can update the Google Doc. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU SEND EMAILS TO THIS ADDRESS!
  • E-book participation is limited to files being gifted directly to a person from the e-book store. Amazon's Kindle Store is set up to allow this, as well as the Kobo store and we believe Barnes & Noble with Nook as well.
  • At the end of the month, SHOW US YOUR R.A.K by making a "RAK Wrap-Up" post.  This post should include who you SENT gifts to as well who you RECEIVED gifts from :)
                                                                   MY JUNE WISHLIST
My top 5 books I want this month is
1. Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler 
2. Starters by Lissa Price
3. Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg
4. Firelight by Sophie Jordan
5. The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers by Lynn Weingarten
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass
  • The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
  • The List by Siobhan Vivian
  • Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
  • Breathe by Abbi Glines
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
  • Slated by Teri Terry
  • Forgotten by Cat Patrick 
  • While He Was Away by Karen Schreck
  • Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
  • Sweetly by Jackson Pearce
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
  • Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey 
  • Dreaming Awake by Gwen Hayes 
  • Truth by Julia Karr
  • White Cat by Holly Black 
  • Sing Me to Sleep by Angela Morrison
  • Awake at Dawn by C.C. Hunter 
  • Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles
If you want to send me any of these books, contact me @shatterbooks or 

The Time Will Come (1)

"The Time Will Come" meme is hosted by Books for Company. Every Thursday l am going to list a book which l really want to read/keep meaning to get to. These are mostly books which have been on my shelf for awhile now but don't have to be, maybe you got it two weeks ago and really want to read it!

Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

I have this book on my shelf but I have no idea why I haven't read it yet. I guess I just have so much other books to read. I did start on this book. I loved the beginning of the book! I wonder why I put it down...sign. I'll read it some day. Do you guys think I should read this book and why? Leave me a comment down below! Thanks!

"Since she'd been on the outside, she'd survived an Aether storm, she'd had a knife held to her throat, and she'd seen men murdered. This was worse.

Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland - known as The Death Shop - are slim. If the cannibals don't get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She's been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He's wild - a savage - and her only hope of staying alive.

A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile - everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria's help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky."

What's Next? (1)

It's a new meme hosted by Iceybooks. If you can't decide on what to read, ask your followers. By listing a few books that you want to read next! Also give information about each book.

Once upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life, and knocked her dreams to the ground. Now she’s a girl who doesn’t believe in second chances... a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom’s diner and obsessing over what might have been.

So when things start looking up and she has another shot at her dreams, Hudson is equal parts hopeful and terrified. Of course, this is also the moment a cute, sweet guy walks into her life... and starts serving up some seriously mixed signals. She’s got a lot on her plate, and for a girl who’s been burned before, risking it all is easier said than done.

It’s time for Hudson to ask herself what she really wants, and how much she’s willing to sacrifice to get it. Because in a place where opportunities are fleeting, she knows this chance may very well be her last...

Meet Josephine Foster, or Zo Jo as she’s called in the biz. The best pint-sized photographer of them all, Jo doesn’t mind doing what it takes to get that perfect shot, until she’s sent on an undercover assignment to shoot Ned Hartnett—teen superstar and the only celebrity who’s ever been kind to her—at an exclusive rehabilitation retreat in Boston. The money will be enough to pay for Jo’s dream: real photography classes, and maybe even quitting her paparazzi gig for good. Everyone wants to know what Ned’s in for. But Jo certainly doesn’t know what she’s in for: falling in love with Ned was never supposed to be part of her assignment.

Velveteen Monroe is dead. At 16, she was kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw. But that's not the problem.

The problem is she landed in purgatory. And while it's not a fiery inferno, it's certainly no heaven. It's gray, ashen, and crumbling more and more by the day, and everyone has a job to do. Which doesn't leave Velveteen much time to do anything about what's really on her mind.


Velveteen aches to deliver the bloody punishment her killer deserves. And she's figured out just how to do it. She'll haunt him for the rest of his days. 

I don't do dangerous.  Smart, ├╝ber-careful, ordinary Samantha-that's me. But I just couldn't pass up a surprise kiss from my number-one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me...something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It's like part of me is missing-and I don't know if I can get it back. 

Then there's Bishop. At first I thought he was just a street kid, but the secrets he's keeping are as intense as his unearthly blue eyes. If he's what I think he is, he may be the only one who can help me. But something terrifying is closing in, and the one chance Bishop and I have to stop it means losing everything I ever wanted and embracing the darkness inside me.... 

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