Saturday, August 31, 2013

Stacking The Shelves #19

 
 
 
 
 
 
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STACKING THE SHELVES 
is hosted by Tynga's Reviews to help bloggers/readers share their books that they are adding to their shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books that you buy in a physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! If this sounds like something your interested in, then head over to  
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Hey Guys,
I hope everyone had a Wonderful week?
Can you believe Summer is already coming to an end? I can't! My daughter actually starts school this Monday! I can't believe how fast summer has came and gone! Not that I'm not happy to get back in the drift of things, it just went way to fast. Soon, Winter will be here and will be plowing snow, instead of laying out in the sun. So are you excited to get back in your routines of the year, or are you dreading getting back to everything summer has delayed?



Here's my 19th Stacking The Shelves...



What I Got This Week....



 
The Physical Books I Got This Week
 
 

- One (PB)
- Two (ARC)

- The Hunt (PB)
- Alienated (ARC)
- Hourglass (HB)
- The Rules (HB)
- Deception (HB)
 - Crown Of Midnight (ARC) 



 
I Bought


 This has been a book I have been DYING to get my hands on for months. And its FINNALLY MINE, ALL MINE!!! I read and loved the first book Defiance (See My Review HERE) and am LOVING this book Deception.
 


My Top Pick Of This Week
 
- Deception By: C.J. Redwine Hardback


 


- Hourglass By: Myra McEntire Hardback




 
- The Hunt By:  Paperback


 
 
I Traded
 
 



 
 


 For Review
 
 
 
 
  Netgalley Review
Tandem (Many-Worlds, #1)
- Tandem By: Anna Jarzab  eARC




Netgalley Review
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)
 
- The Dream Thieves By:   eARC



Edelweiss Review

Avalon
- Avalon By:  eARC
 


I Won
 

- The Rules By: Stacey Kade SIGNED Hardback





- One By: SIGNED Paperback
- Two By: LeighAnn Kopans  SIGNED ARC




I also got some great swag! 




















 

 
Do you have a Stacking The Shelves
 If so Link me up so I can come visit your STS! :)
 
 
 


Friday, August 30, 2013

Aberrant Book Blitz

 






Aberrant (Aberrant #1)
Published: 04/17/13

 
In the future Dystopian society of Cabal, the government instills equality for all and offers its citizens the perfect system. There is food, shelter and jobs for everyone. The one requirement is to follow the rules without question, including the government's match in marriage and "The Day of the Chosen", a lottery that randomly selects families to conceive children as natural means hasn't existed in generations. Following her eighteenth birthday, Olivia Parker accepts her requirement to marry her childhood best friend, Joshua Warren, and is eager to start her work assignment and new life when it all comes abruptly to an end as she's arrested and thrown in prison. The only crime committed, her existence. Olivia is unlike the rest of the world born not from "The Day of the Chosen." The truth haunts the government and puts her life in grave danger as one simple fact would destroy the perfect system.

With Joshua's help, Olivia breaks free of prison and is forced on the run. Together they set out to find the promised rebel town in search of a new home and new life together. Their situation seems less than promising as they reach the town of Haven. New rules and customs must be adhered to in order to stay. Leaving would mean most certain death in the large expanse of the Gravelands. Time is running out as the government mounts an attack to destroy Olivia and bury her secret with her. Thrown into a world unlike their own, they must quickly adapt to survive.


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Excerpt
 
            Joshua came into my room, ignoring all rules as he helped push the dresser further from the wall, knocking it to the floor allowing me more than enough room to grab the journal and go. I tossed it inside the pack and Joshua put the map inside before we stepped out of my bedroom. I glanced down the hall, not sure what I expected to see. To the right the dormitory had been hit, and a roar of smoke and fire filled the confined space. Jacqueline was gone. Hand-in-hand we ran in the opposite direction toward the staircase.

            My eyes burned. Coughing, I refused to let go of his hand as we stepped outside. Drones weren’t the only things attacking Haven. Tanks rolled into town. A few soldiers jumped off, taking over the perimeter, guns drawn. I paused, gripping Joshua's hand as we were shrouded in smoke. Just a few feet away, a soldier lifted his weapon and unleashed fury on a group of innocent people. I covered my mouth with my hand to keep from crying out when a child no older than three hit the cement. His eyes remained open as blood seeped from his head. He didn't move. Didn't blink. It took only a moment to realize he’d died instantly. All I could do was stand there in shock.

            "We have to move," I heard Joshua's voice, but it didn't register. The smoke swirled around us and gunfire erupted in every direction. He grabbed my arm. "Olivia, I need you to focus." I nodded once, trying my best to clear the cobwebs from my mind. I couldn't, though. I wanted to run out to the child and protect him, but it was too late. I was too late. They were here because of me, innocent blood on my hands. I felt the heat radiating from the dormitory and my eyes flashed back. "I need you here with me, Olive."


            "I am," I insisted, knowing if I didn't focus we'd both be dead. I spotted more soldiers – their standard issue uniform and the Cabal crest on their jacket sleeve told me all I needed to know. The government had come looking for us. "Which way?" I couldn't see the exit. With the smoke enveloping us and the fear coursing through my veins, I forgot the direction we'd come from.
 
 
About the Author
 
Ruth Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She has written under three unique pseudo names and penned well over a hundred stories.

She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, "Deuces are Wild", which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories.
Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading YA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She runs her own book blog and also enjoys photography and traveling.
 
Her favorite YA genre is a mix of Dystopian & Fantasy which is evident in the upcoming release of her latest book, Aberrant. Slated for release April 2013 by Lazy Day Publishing, it is the first in a trilogy.

***Author Links***
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***GIVEAWAY***
1 signed paperback of Aberrant (US only)
3 scrabble tile necklace charms & signed bookmark (INT)
3 bottlecap keychains & signed bookmark (INT)
 




 
 

Event Organized By:
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Thursday, August 29, 2013

What's Next #20

 
 
 
What's Next? Hosted by IceyBooks
 
What's Next
is a weekly event hosted by Icey Books that helps bloggers/readers decide on their next book to read. If this sounds like something your interested in, then head over to  Icey Books and sign-up!



Hey Guys,
I hope everyone that started school again has had a fantastic first week back? Me? I don't go to school, but I sent my daughter back, and it has been a....Quite week...lol! I missed her, but also enjoyed having a break from the screaming and fighting between her and her brother.

Anyways, I have 3 AMAZING books that I really, really, want to read, but just can't decide which one to read first. So if you can help me out, then leave me a comment telling me which one you think I should read next.
 

 
My First What's Next:

 
 
  
Deception
By:
 
 
 
Deception (Defiance, #2)Title: Deception 
Author: C.J. Redwine
Series: Defiance #2 
Genre: YA, Dystopia, Sci-f
Source: Bought
Published: August 27th 2013
Pages: 480
 
 
 Baalboden has been ravaged. The brutal Commander's whereabouts are unknown. And Rachel, grief stricken over her father's death, needs Logan more than ever. With their ragged group of survivors struggling to forge a future, it's up to Logan to become the leader they need—with Rachel by his side. Under constant threat from rival Carrington's army, who is after the device that controls the Cursed One, the group decides to abandon the ruins of their home and take their chances in the Wasteland.



But soon their problems intensify tenfold: someone—possibly inside their ranks—is sabotaging the survivors, picking them off one by one. The chaos and uncertainty of each day puts unbearable strain on Rachel and Logan, and it isn't long before they feel their love splintering. Even worse, as it becomes clear that the Commander will stop at nothing to destroy them, the band of survivors begins to question whether the price of freedom may be too great—and whether, hunted by their enemies and the murderous traitor in their midst, they can make it out of the Wasteland alive.

In this daring sequel to Defiance, with the world they once loved forever destroyed, Rachel and Logan must decide between a life on the run and standing their ground to fight.
 
New Adult Addiction     New Adult Addiction
 
 
 
My Second What's Next Is:
 

 
Alienated
By: Melissa Landers

 
 
Alienated (Alienated, #1) Title: Alienated
Author: Melissa Landers
Series: Alienated #1
Genre: YA, Sci-f, Aliens
Source: Traded
Published: Feb. 4th 2014
Pages: 352
 

Interplanetary relations have never been more exciting! The first in a funny, romantic YA sci-fi series.

Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.

Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.

Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.

But when Cara's classmates get swept up by anti-L'eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn't safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara's locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class.

Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she's fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.
 
New Adult Addiction     New Adult Addiction
 
 
 
 
My Third What's Next Is:
 
 
 
Throne Of Glass
By: Sarah Mass


Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
 Title: Throne Of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Mass
Genre: YA, Dystopia, Sci-f
Source: Bought
Published: August 7th 2012
Pages: 404
 

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another.

Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.
 
New Adult Addiction     New Adult Addiction
 
 
 
 
What would you choose?
 
Leave me a comment & tell me which one you think I should read next? 
 
Link me up so I can see What's Next For You! :)
 
 
 


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday #20

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


Hey Guys, 
I hope everyone's having a fantastic Week? 
This weeks Waiting On Wednesday is from a book that I've just recently heard of, but eagerly anticipating. It sounds really good!  Check it out and let me know what you think. :)

Happy Reading! <3>




Here What I'm Waiting On Wednesday For!



 
Pawn
By: Aimee Carter

 
 
Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1)

Title: Pawn
Author: Aimee Carter 
Series: The Blackcoat Rebellion #1
Genre: YA, Dystopia, Sci-f
Published: November 26th 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen 

Page #: 304
 

YOU CAN BE A VII. IF YOU GIVE EVERYTHING.

For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country.

If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked—surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter.

There's only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed …and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that's not her own, she must decide which path to choose—and learn how to become more than a pawn in a twisted game she's only beginning to understand.
 
Previously Title Masked.

 
New Adult Addiction     New Adult Addiction
 
 
Why I'm Waiting:  
 

I've never read anything from this author, but I heard Aimee Carter's Goddess Test Series was amazing! I love dystopian books, and this one sounds so fresh and different from the same ol' same ol' dystopia books! I can't wait to start reading it. I will be starting it the day it releases. Hurry up November 26th, 2013!

What about you, will you be adding this to your TBR Reading pile? Let me know and the comment section and leave me a link to your Waiting On Wednesday Post and I'll come visit you!
 
 
 
Meet Aimee Carter
 
Aimee Carter

Aimée Carter was born and raised in Michigan where she currently resides. Her first novel for young adults, THE GODDESS TEST, will be published by Harlequin Teen on April 19th, 2011. The sequel, GODDESS INTERRUPTED, will follow in January 2012.




 
Find Her Here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Thanks For Stopping By
 
 


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Teaser Tuesday #16

 
 
 
 
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at  
Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share 2 "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Make sure that what you share doesn't give to much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!
  • Share the Author & Title too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR List if they like your teasers! 
  • That's it! Its that simple!

Hey Guys,
I hope everyone's having a great week so far?
I know a lot of people return to school yesterday, So I hope everyone had a FANTACTIC first day back to school? :-)  

 
 
Here is my Teaser Tuesday from Alienated!
 
 
 
 
Alienated
By: Melissa Landers


 
Alienated (Alienated, #1) Title: Alienated
Series: Alienated #1
Author: Melissa Landers 
Published: Feb. 4th, 2014 
Genre: YA, Aliens, Sci-f
Source: Traded
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Page #: 352
 
 
 Interplanetary relations have never been more exciting! The first in a funny, romantic YA sci-fi series.
Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.

Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.

Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.

But when Cara's classmates get swept up by anti-L'eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn't safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara's locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class.

Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she's fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet
.
 
 
New Adult Addiction      New Adult Addiction


 
 NOTE:

Teasers were quoted from an ARC, and may or may not be the same in a finished copy!
 
 
 
Teaser One
 Chapter 18 Pg.229
 
"The Way would allow humans to perish?" It couldn't be true. "Once they learn what's happening, wars will erupt. Millions of innocents will die, long before the planet does."



Teaser Two
 Chapter 24 Pg.315

 "And you called my people barbarians," Cara said. "You're no better. At least humans can love."

 
 


Meet Melissa Landers
 

Melissa Landers
Melissa Landers writes light, witty sci-fi for teens and the young at heart. Look for her ALIENATED series coming in early 2014 from Disney Hyperion.

Additionally, she writes contemporary romance for adults under the name Macy Beckett.




Find Her Here

{Blog} {Goodreads} {Twitter} {Facebook}
 
 


 

So, What'd You Think Of My Tuesday Teaser From Alienated?

 
Thanks for stopping by! Do you have a Tuesday Teaser? If so, Link me up so I can come check out your TT!

 Look out for my review of Alienated coming soon!