Thursday, 26 April 2012

eBook Deal! Die For Me by Amy Plum

HarperCollins has a great eBook deal going on right now. With the upcoming release of Until I Die by Amy Plum you can get Die For Me from Amazon for just $1.99 and it also comes with a sneak peek of Until I Die which isn't released till May 8th. Great for people who haven't read the book or are impatient like me to find out more about book 2.

Monday, 23 April 2012

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristy from The Story Siren where you can talk about what books you received this week. 

I had a really amazing week book wise. Last weekend I was able to go to C2E2 where I got to meet some amazing authors including one of my favorites Charlaine Harris. I got some books from my personal collection signed and I was lucky enough to be given books so now I get to read some wonderful authors that I didn't know about before last weekend. I am skipping photos for this IMM and have just created a list.

From my personal collection I had these signed

- Deaths Excellent Vacation by Charlaine Harris
- Home Improvement Undead Edition by Charlaine Harris
- The Sookie Stackhouse Companion by Charlaine Harris

- Firelight by Sophie Jordan
- Vanish by Sophie Jordan
- Firespell by Choloe Neill
- Hexbound by Chloe Neill
- The Siren by Kiera Cass
- Morganville Vampires Vol 4 by Rachel Caine
- Ghost Town by Rachel Caine
- The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
- The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong

Then these wonderful books I was given. OMG!

- The Selection by Kiera Cass - OMG! I was looking to buy this to take with me but it wasn't available till the following week. I still can't believe that I was just given this book.
- Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
- Invisible Sun by David Macinnis Gill
- Boys that Bite by Mari Mancusi
- Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff
- The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

Finally thanks to a tweet form Jackson Pearce saying that she had left signed copies or Purity and Sisters Red in a Barnes and Noble store I called them up and had them send me one of each.

I think I need to not buy any more books for a couple of months now.

I can't wait to see what the rest of you got in your mailboxes this week!

Friday, 20 April 2012

Fluffy Review - Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
Publisher: Philomel
Release Date: 19th October 2010
Genre: Young Adult

Nightshade was a book that I was eager to read as soon as I saw the cover and after reading the description I knew I would love this book. 
The plot hooked me from the beginning and there were many twists and turns, they were totally unexpected and kept me reading from beginning to end.
Calla is a great character and she is strong, she knows what she wants but is torn by her duty as Alpha. You can feel her conflict and it really makes you feel for her and wonder how you would react in the situation.
For Shay and Ren, I am unsure who's side that I want to be on. I am still liking both but each has reasons for me to not choose them. I am hoping to really get to know them better in Wolfsbane so I can pick a side for who I am going to root for. I also loved the pack members and I am really hoping to find out more about them in the upcoming books.
Nightshade is a wonderful new spin on werewolf novels and it is a refreshing change to the vampire theme that seems to be the big thing in YA at the moment. I know there are other werewolf novels already but until now I had avoided them for some reason but this has really changed my mind on the theme and I can't wait to read more. I just hope that they can live up to Nightshade.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - Purity by Jackson Pearce

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

This week for me it is Purity by Jackson Pearce. This book just sounds like it will be a refreshing change to all the paranormal books that I have been reading lately and I have been waiting for it to be released for a couple of months now. 
A novel about love, loss, and sex -- but not necessarily in that order.
Before her mother died, Shelby promised three things: to listen to her father, to love as much as possible, and to live without restraint. Those Promises become harder to keep when Shelby's father joins the planning committee for the Princess Ball, an annual dance that ends with a ceremonial vow to live pure lives -- in other words, no "bad behavior," no breaking the rules, and definitely no sex.
Torn between Promises One and Three, Shelby makes a decision -- to exploit a loophole and lose her virginity before taking the vow. But somewhere between failed hookup attempts and helping her dad plan the ball, Shelby starts to understand what her mother really meant, what her father really needs, and who really has the right to her purity.
 Purity is out April 24th.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Fluffy Review - Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon& Schuster Childrens
Release Date: 13th October 2009
Genre: Young Adult

I was excited to read this book after hearing so much about it for so long. I think all the praise for the book gave me too high expectations though. That isn't to say that I did not enjoy the book, because I did, it just took me a little while to get into the story when I felt that I should be hooked from page 1.
Hush, Hush started a little slow for me and it took me a little longer than I expected to really like the characters but I am so glad that I stuck with reading the book.
I came to really like Nora and I loved that she just doesn't give up. At first I thought her character was dull but she evolved as the book went on and her relationship with Patch just made me keep reading. Patch is the total bad boy who you should never like but of course you always do. The mystery around him fustrated me as I hate not knowing things and the book ends with more questions that I needed book 2 straight away.
While slow in the first half the book really gets going in the second half. The twists and turns were unexpected and they really kept me hooked till the last page.
For anyone who loves all the paranormal romance that is out now I highly recommend this book

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig

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

This week for me I am waiting for Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig. This is one I have been looking forward to reading since I heard about it last year. Not long left to wait now.

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 new 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 break into lockers and Beemers is as hard as she'd thought it would be. Delivering care packages to the scholarship girls, who are bullied just for being different, is more fun than she'd expected.

The complication Willa didn't expect, though, is Aidan Murphy, VP's most notorious ace-degenerate. His mere existence is distracting Willa from what matters most to her—evening the social playing field between the haves and have-nots. There's no time for flirting, especially with conceited trust-funders like Aidan. But when the cops start investigating the string of thefts at Valley Prep and the Glitterati begin to seek revenge, could Aidan wind up being the person that Willa trusts most?

Elisa Ludwig's Pretty Crooked is the first book in an adventurous teen caper series filled with mystery, humor, and heart.

Release Date: 13 March 2012

Sunday, 5 February 2012

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristy from The Story Siren where you can talk about what books you received this week. 

My IMM this week is going to cover a the books that I have got in the last 2 weeks as I didn't get my IMM posted last week. 

Populazzi by Elise Allen
I bought this book at a great bookstore that I found in Pasadena called Vroman's. I had been meaning to pick this one up for a while and when I found a signed copy there I couldn't resist.

I also picked up a few ebooks for my Kindle while they were on offer and they were
The Demon Trappers Daughter by Jana Oliver
Entwined by Heather Dixon
Vesper by Jeff Sampson
Hereafter by Tara Hudson
Bumped by Megan McCafferty
The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker

Now I just have to find some time to read all these wonderful books!

I can't wait to see what you all got this week too.