Friday, February 28, 2014

March 2014 Releases

Wow! This month is full of great releases. This post seriously took me days to get it together. A little here, a little there, and eventually it all came together.

Gilded (Gilded #1) by Christina L. Farley 

Why -> How could I not be interested in this debut? Jae is a sixteen-year-old Korean-American with a black belt, a love for steel-tipped arrows, a grudge, and learns there is a demi-god out to steal her soul once her father moves them to Seoul, Korea. I especially love that she has a thing for the steel-tipped arrows. That means archery, which in turn means I am definitely interested. Plus the demi-god soul stealing stuff.

Panic by Lauren Oliver 

Why -> First off I loved Oliver's Delirium trilogy. Her writing is captivating and she spins such intriguing worlds. I can't wait to see what she has in store with this new story where high school seniors play a high stakes game with the promise of a huge payoff.

Let the Storms Break (Let the Sky Fall #2) by Shannon Messenger 

Why -> I have yet to read the first book in this trilogy, Let the Sky Fall, because it looked so good. I decided to wait until closer to when the untitled third book is released. I can't wait because I love Messenger's writing. I really enjoyed her middle grade novel, The Keeper of the Lost Cities. I'm sure this series will not disappoint.

Steadfast (Spellcaster #2) by Claudia Gray 

Why ->  I loved the first book in this trilogy, Spellcaster and have been anxiously awaiting this second installment. I can't wait to find out what happens next with Nadia, Mateo, and Verlaine. Gray has such talent in spinning her stories. Plus I love her writing and the magic aspect of the story.

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy) by Marie Rutkoski 

Why -> Oh that cover, swoon! I love it. Plus the story itself sounds really intriguing. When the empire Kestrel belongs too enslaves those it has conquered. Kestrel must choose between getting married or joining the military, that is according to the empire. Kestrel buys Arin, who is a slave, and finds herself in love with him. But he has secrets. And the price of owning another human may be too high for Kestrel.  

The Fifty Seven Lives of Alex Wayfare (Alex Wayfare #1) by M.G. Buehrlen

Why -> First off I love the idea of time travel, but doing that to past lives is so much cooler! Alex is a Descender who can travel to her past lives, but someone doesn't want her to be able to do this again, even if it means making this her final life.

NIL by Lynne Matson

Why -> Um, for starters the idea of waking up naked on an island is pretty darn creepy if you ask me. And on top of that you have only 365 days to get off, or die. Talk about high stakes! 

Shattered (Slated #3) by Teri Terry

Why -> I really enjoyed Slated when I read it last year. Somehow I got mixed up and thought the second book, Fractured, came out this year. But, it actually came out last year and I totally could have read it sooner! So, nice surprise, I get to read the second and third books back to back now! Yay!

The Shadow Prince (Into The Dark #1) by Bree Despain

Why -> I really enjoyed her last trilogy, The Dark Devine. Additionally I am really interested in the underworld theme, even if I've read several trilogies previously delving into the underworld. This one looks fresh and interesting.

The Devil's Temptation (The Devil's Triangle #2) by Toni De Palma

Why -> Ahh, this book! I can't wait to get my hands on the finished story. I read original, early drafts of this manuscript. And even then, it was great! I don't want to spoil it for you if you have yet to read The Devil's Triangle, otherwise I would totally give the entire blurb. Plus, you will be seeing more of this book right here on my site around the release date. Prepare yourself for the onslaught! Mwahahahahaha...

Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam

Why -> I'm pretty sure I'm not alone when I say it would be fun to be able to go on virtual vacations and such without consequences to reality. But when the game's creator's daughter learns everything might not be what it seems she will be forced to choose between love and loyalty. This looks so good, and it looks like it might be a stand alone, which means I won't have to wait for more books in the series.

The King (The Black Dagger Brotherhood #12) by J.R. Ward

Why -> I'm not sure how I feel about this one. I really love the series and how each book centers on a new pair of characters. Not that I didn't love Wrath and Beth in the first book, but I am left wondering about some of the other characters Ward has only slightly delved into in previous installments. I'm worried this means there will be fewer books on the horizon, and no closure to those other characters. Okay, rant over. Still I can't wait to see what happens in this book. Plus it will be fun to get back to Wrath and Beth.

Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano

Why -> This one is very intriguing: mystery, murder, and the paranormal twist where Nearly Boswell can taste people's emotions when she touches their skin. And the only one she can confide in is the new teen who is doing surveillance for the police, on none other than Nearly herself. This one is definitely on my list to snag quickly.

What new releases are you excited for?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Book Blast: FLAWED by J.L. Spelbring

In a world where Hitler won the The War, and perfection is constantly sought, Ellyssa has broken free from her austere life and has found another meaning for her existence.

Family, friendship, and love.

But her happiness is short lived. Ellyssa finds herself on the run, again. Her father's work didn't die with him, but lives on in her siblings, Aalexis and Xaver, and they are determined to complete his unfinished dream.

FLAWED BY J.L. Spelbring 
Book Two in the PERFECTION series. 
Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: August 12th 2014 by Spencer Hill Press




Praise for PERFECTION...

"This book is seriously so unique and amazing it's mind-blowing!" ~ Lauran Hammond

"Wow! That was my initial reaction after finishing Perfection. This is without a doubt one of the most well thought out, cleverly-written and unique books I have ever read." ~ K-Books

"4 stars - Chilling and provocative, these characters will get to you." ~ Stuck In Books

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J.L. Spelbring - lives in Texas, where she wanders out in the middle of the night to look at the big and bright stars. Besides knocking imaginary bad guys in the head with a keyboard, she enjoys being swept away between the pages of a book, running amuck inside in her own head, pretending she is into running, and hanging out with her kids, who are way too cool for her.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

February 2014 Releases

This month I appear to be excited for a bunch of sophomore books in series. Seriously, half of them are the second in a series. And apparently it helps to hit the publish button when scheduling a post. lol So, excuse this late post. :-)

Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi

Why ->  I seriously loved Shatter Me. And then I read Destroy Me. And I was so torn that I decided I had to wait until the final book was out so that I could read straight through to the end. I have the second book, Unravel Me, and the second short, Fracture Me. I'm ready to go. I'm also hoping Tahereh Mafi comes to Book People in Austin for a signing so I can get the third book and have it signed. And then I just have to get my daughter to relinquish my copy of Unravel Me, which she is currently reading.

Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer 

Why -> Oh my goodness! This series! I am so in love with this world and the characters. So, if you have not yet read the first two, Cinder and Scarlet, you NEED to. Meyer's retelling and intertwining of fairytales is so amazing. I can't wait to get my hands on Cress and read it! I'm totally fangirling this one!

Alienated (Alienated #1) by Melissa Landers 

Why -> This debut looks very interesting. Not only is it centered around an exchange student, but an alien exchange student at that. I don't think I need to say much more than that. Definitely on my to read list.

Split Second by Kasie Wet 

Why -> I have yet to read the blurb because I have yet to read Pivot Point. It's sitting on my Kindle screaming my name. Especially with those covers. I can't wait to read them. And now I get to read them back to back. Yay!

Vengeance (Fracture #2) by Megan Miranda 

Why -> I still have yet to read Fracture. In fact, I put Fracture on my to-read list, but hadn't gotten around to it when I went to the KidLitCon back in November and was lucky enough to get a hold of a Vengeance ARC. I now Fracture on my Kindle and I can't wait to read them both.

Perfect Lies (Mind Games #2) by Kiersten White 

Why -> I loved Mind Games and immediately couldn't wait to read the sequel. Such great strong female characters. I loved the way the first book ended. I can't wait to see what is in store for Fia and Annie in this one.

Unforgotten (Unremembered #2) by Jessica Brody 

Why -> I really enjoyed the twists and turns Unremembered took and I'm really hoping they will continue in this installment. And Diotech is still after Sera and Zen, intent on keeping the secrets in her mind hidden, even if they have to kill to do so.

What books releasing in February are you excited for?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Cover Reveal: THE SADOW PRINCE by Stacey O'Neal

This prequel novella will be FREE and available on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble on March 25, 2014!

Every sacrifice has consequences.

Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission:

Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king.

Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he's capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?

Mortal Enchantment (Book 1)
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Expected publication: May 20th 2014 by Phoenix Reign Publishing


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Stacey O'Neale started her career in publishing as a blogger turned publicist for two successful small publishers. She loves to write stories with swoony paranormal heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.

When she's not writing, she loves blogging and fangirling about books on twitter. Occasionally, she leaves her computer to go outside.

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