Friday, December 19, 2014

Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases of 2015

This year's list is entirely made up of sequels. Why? Well, there were that many books that have sequels coming out this year that I just can't wait to get my hands on. Unfortunately, some of them don't have covers yet and a couple don't have blurbs posted on Goodreads yet either. *sigh* But I added them anyhow, because truth is, I really can't wait for them to release.

Reborn (Altered #3) by Jennifer Rush
Release Date: January 6, 2015




Blurb:

An action-packed, romantic, and suspenseful third book in the Altered series.

The Branch is in shambles, but Anna, Sam, Cas, and Nick can't rest easy. Remnants of the organization lurk unseen and the flashbacks to their old lives are only getting stronger--especially Nick's.

Following scattered memories and clues from his Branch file, Nick sets off alone in search of answers and in search of the girl who haunts his dreams. But the sleepy town where she lives in full of secrets and Nick soon learns that uncovering their shared past may have deadly consequences.

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Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5) by Marissa Meyer
Release Date: January 27, 2015




Blurb:

In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.

Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series.

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The Return (Titan #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: February 17, 2015




Blurb:

The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…

It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.

Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.

Book 1 in the new adult paranormal TITAN series, spin-off to the best selling COVENANT series.

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Fall With Me (Wait for You #4) by J. Lynn
Release Date: March 31, 2015




Blurb:

Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice.

Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already.

But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself.

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The Trials (Project Paper Doll #3) by Stacey Kade
Release Date: April 21, 2015




Blurb:

After being on the run, Ariane Tucker finds herself back where she started—under the cruel control of Dr. Jacobs, head of the research facility that created her. Now she must participate in the upcoming trials; a deadly competition pitting her against other alien hybrids, each representing a rival corporation.

But Ariane is no one’s weapon. She is prepared to die if it means taking down those involved in Project Paper Doll. They destroyed all that she holds dear, including Zane Bradshaw, the one person she trusted and cared for the most—the person she was forced to leave behind, bleeding and alone.

As her plan takes shape Ariane will need to depend on, now more than ever, the other side of her heritage—the cold, calculated instincts born from her alien DNA. With Zane gone she has nothing left to lose.

With heart-pounding action, and plenty of surprises, the gripping conclusion to Stacey Kade's Project Paper Doll series delivers a powerful finish that will keep fans hooked to the very end.

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Until the Beginning (After the End #2) by Amy Plum
Release Date: May 5, 2015




Blurb:

When Juneau's clan disappeared, she lost so much more than her friends and family. She soon discovered everything she thought she knew about her life was a lie. Her people's gifts were actually secret abilities that others wanted, desperately enough to kidnap an entire village.

Juneau and her new companion Miles's cross-country journey to find her clan has led them to a game preserve in New Mexico. Now Juneau's people are finally within reach, and she will stop at nothing to save them. But she has a target on her back too, because unbeknownst to her she is the key to unlocking everything. To rescue her people - and herself - Juneau must discover what she, and her abilities, are truly capable of.

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All Played Out (Rusk University #3) by Cora Carmack
Release Date: May 12, 2015

Blurb:

Antonella “Nell” De Luca is the first in her family to go to college, and on a full ride, too. She’s spent years working and studying nonstop to make the most of this chance. But now college is almost over and she’s seriously lacking in friends and a social life of any kind. So, with the help of her friend Dylan, she does what she does best . . . She makes a to-do list. More specifically . . . the Ultimate College Bucket List.Item #1 on that list? Hook up with a jock.

Mateo Torres is a wide receiver for the Rusk University football team. He’s committed and works hard, but when he’s not on the field all bets are off. He likes to party and do whatever insane thing pops into his head. It’s not uncommon to find him dancing in inappropriate places, wearing inappropriate amounts of clothing, and just being generally inappropriate. If it’s fun . . . that’s all that matters. Because as long as things don’t get too serious, he can avoid thinking about the ex he lost when he put football and his ego ahead of her.Hooking up with Dylan’s friend, Nell, is absolutely the last thing he should do. She’s quiet and smart and innocent, and too much like the girl he spends all his time trying not to think about. But when he gets a taste of her, he’s reluctant to give her up. Being around her almost feels like he’s getting a do-over. A chance to do things right. And he’s the perfect person to help her drop her inhibitions and complete her bucket list.

But as the list draws to a close, they’ll both have to decide if what they have is real or just for fun. Life is more than just lists. And the past shouldn’t rule the present. But can they figure that out before it’s too late?

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The Eternity Key (Into the Dark #2) by Bree Despain
Release Date: May 12, 2015




Blurb:

Fan-favorite author Bree Despain continues her modern-day romance trilogy inspired by the Greek myth of Persephone and Hades with this second book in her Into the Dark series.

Haden Lord, the disgraced Prince of the Underrealm, has chosen love over honor and will do everything in his power to protect Daphne Raines, the human girl he was supposed to bring to the Underrealm. Haden’s choice is put to the test as the Skylords and a figure from his past arrive in Olympus Hills with a plan that could destroy all of the realms.

Embracing her destiny as the Cypher, Daphne begins to understand the immense power of her musical ability to control the elements, but she must come to terms with her feelings for Haden and what she must sacrifice in order to protect him and her friends.

Believing the Key of Hades is the only thing that can stop the Underrealm Court from releasing the monstrous Keres on the mortal world, Haden, Daphne, and their friends set out to find the Key before Persephone’s Gate opens again on the spring equinox.


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Trail of Tears (Worldwalker #2) by Josephine Angelini
Release Date: 2015

Blurb:

This blurb also has yet to be released, but I really loved the first book and after the ending, I have to know what happens next. Like I need to know now.

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Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer
Release Date: November 24, 2015

Blurb:

The full blurb has yet to be released, but this is what Goodreads has for now.

This book will feature Cinder and Snow White and will take place on the moon.

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What books are on your highly anticipated list for 2015?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #41

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event splotlighting upcoming releases that we readers are eagerly anticipating and is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Fairest
(The Lunar Chronicles #3.5) by Marissa Meyer
Publication Date: January 27, 2015

From Goodreads:

In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.

Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series.

Add it on Goodreads

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #40

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event splotlighting upcoming releases that we readers are eagerly anticipating and is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

A Cold Legacy (The Madman's Daughter #3)
by Megan Shepherd
Publication Date: January 27, 2015

From Goodreads:

After killing the men who tried to steal her father’s research, Juliet—along with Montgomery, Lucy, Balthazar, and a deathly ill Edward—has escaped to a remote estate on the Scottish moors. Owned by the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, the mansion is full of mysteries and unexplained oddities: dead bodies in the basement, secret passages, and fortune-tellers who seem to know Juliet’s secrets. Though it appears to be a safe haven, Juliet fears new dangers may be present within the manor’s own walls.

Then Juliet uncovers the truth about the manor’s long history of scientific experimentation—and her own intended role in it—forcing her to determine where the line falls between right and wrong, life and death, magic and science, and promises and secrets. And she must decide if she’ll follow her father’s dark footsteps or her mother’s tragic ones, or whether she’ll make her own.

With inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this breathless conclusion to the Madman’s Daughter trilogy is about the things we’ll sacrifice to save those we love—even our own humanity.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #39

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event splotlighting upcoming releases that we readers are eagerly anticipating and is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

When
by Victoria Laurie
Publication Date: January 13, 2015

From Goodreads:

Maddie Fynn is a shy high school junior, cursed with an eerie intuitive ability: she sees a series of unique digits hovering above the foreheads of each person she encounters. Her earliest memories are marked by these numbers, but it takes her father’s premature death for Maddie and her family to realize that these mysterious digits are actually death dates, and just like birthdays, everyone has one.

Forced by her alcoholic mother to use her ability to make extra money, Maddie identifies the quickly approaching death date of one client's young son, but because her ability only allows her to see the when and not the how, she’s unable to offer any more insight. When the boy goes missing on that exact date, law enforcement turns to Maddie.

Soon, Maddie is entangled in a homicide investigation, and more young people disappear and are later found murdered. A suspect for the investigation, a target for the murderer, and attracting the attentions of a mysterious young admirer who may be connected to it all, Maddie's whole existence is about to be turned upside down. Can she right things before it's too late?


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Friday, November 28, 2014

December 2014 Releases

Like last month there aren't a lot of books on the list this month. Which is a good thing, since I'm still catching up on books from, well, the last two years. And I have a pile of eARCs on my iPad. Well, a figurative pile at least. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season, and try to sneak in lots of reading.

In The Spirit by J.C Hart 
12/1/14 

Why -> An old house is not the only thing left to Alyssa when her grandmother dies. She's also inherited a ghost intent on escaping it's bonds. And the role of town witch is now expected of her. Yes! I'm in, old haunted house, ghost, witchcraft. I'm ready!

Wicked (The Wicked Saga #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
12/8/14

Why -> It's a JLA book, I really shouldn't have to explain this one at all, but I will. Set in New Orleans' French Quarter, Ivy hunts creatures responsible for her losing everything years earlier. When sexy Ren shows up, things get complicated. And they're both keeping secrets. Ones that could tear them apart.

Suspicion by Alexandra Monir
12/9/14

Why -> A String of deaths in Imogen's family puts her in the center of the secrets surrounding the family estate. And she's not the only one. So is her childhood crush and family friend, Sebastian. And haunting her are her father's last words, "There's something hidden in the Maze." The very maze she was never allowed in as a child. I'm currently reading this as an ARC and can't wait to see how it all comes together.

Rebound (Boomerang #2) by Noelle August
12/9/14

Why -> Oh my goodness. I love Veronica Rossi's work. It's set in the same world as Boomerang. Only in this installment we get to follow around Adam Blackwood, head of Boomerang, and Alison Quick, Ethan's ex-girlfriend & the daughter of a business tycoon. When a scandal from Adam's past threatens to destroy everything he's built, Alison is there ready to take him down to prove her place in her father's world. And I've been on such a new adult binge lately. I can't wait to read this. I just got and eARC the other day, so I will be devouring this one as soon as I finish Suspicion. I can't wait.  

Your turn! What are you excited for this month? 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #38

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event splotlighting upcoming releases that we readers are eagerly anticipating and is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Suspicion
by Alexandra Monir
Publication Date: December 9, 2014

From Goodreads:

Mysterious. Magnificent. Creepy. Welcome to Rockford Manor.

"There's something hidden in the Maze." Seventeen-year-old Imogen has never forgotten the last words her father said to her seven years ago, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family's English country manor.

Haunted by her parents' deaths, Imogen moves to New York City with her new guardians. But when a letter arrives with the news of her cousin's untimely death, revealing that Imogen is now the only heir left to run the estate, she returns to England and warily accepts her role as duchess.

All is not as it seems at Rockford, and Imogen quickly learns that dark secrets lurk behind the mansion's aristocratic exterior, hinting that the spate of deaths in her family were no accident. And at the center of the mystery is Imogen herself--and Sebastian, the childhood friend she has secretly loved for years. Just what has Imogen walked into?

Combining a fresh twist on the classic REBECCA with a spine-tingling mystery and powerful romance, SUSPICION is an action-packed thrill ride.


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Friday, November 21, 2014

Cover Reveal: REBOUND by Noelle August

 

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At Boomerang, one night can change everything…


Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of his game in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and threatens to knock the tech wunderkind down and throw his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, into chaos.

Alison Quick, the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a business tycoon—and the very ex-girlfriend of Boomerang’s former intern, Ethan—has a problem of her own. After nearly flunking out in her senior year of college, she has one chance to redeem herself to her father by proving that she deserves a place in his corporate empire. That means spearheading her father’s plan to sink big money into Adam’s company and launch it into the stratosphere—provided Adam has no skeletons in his closet.

When the two meet, their sizzling chemistry makes it tough to keep things strictly professional. But when Alison discovers Adam’s secret, she knows she should bring it right to her father, who’ll leverage it for his own gain and use it to ruin Adam. The only problem: she’s falling for Adam—hard.

Will earning her father’s approval come at the price of losing her first real love? Or can Adam and Alison leave behind past mistakes and conquer the world—together?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Question: What do you get when friends pen a story with heart, plenty of laughs, and toe-curling kissing scenes? Answer: Noelle August, the pseudonym for renowned editor and award-winning writer Lorin Oberweger and New York Times bestselling YA author Veronica Rossi, the masterminds behind Boomerang. You can visit them at NoelleAugust.com, @Noelle_August, and facebook.com/NoelleAugustBooks.