Thursday, July 24, 2014

TBR Thursday!

So fellow awesome blogger Sarah, from Words With Sarah created her own meme to help cut down on her TBR pile by, featuring a book each week that she will be reading that has been on the bookshelf for three months or more. I love this idea because that is definitely an issue I have with books sitting on my shelf for way too long.

My read for this week is:

Title: Deadly Little Secret (Touch #1)
Author: Laurie Fauria Stolarz
Published: December 23rd, 2008
Goodreads Summary:

Some secrets shouldn't be kept...

Up until three months ago, everything in sixteen-year-old Camelia's life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades; an okay relationship with her parents; and a pretty cool part-time job at the art studio downtown. But when Ben, the mysterious new guy, starts junior year at her high school, Camelia's life becomes anything but ordinary.

Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend's accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She's reluctant to believe the rumors, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. She's inexplicably drawn to Ben and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help-but can he be trusted? She knows he's hiding something... but he's not the only one with a secret.
From the best-selling author of Blue is for Nightmares comes a story of paranormal romance that's sure to be a thrilling and chilling teen favorite.

My Thoughts:

I have had this book on my shelf for such a long time, I have heard some good things about the series and I am definitely in the mood for a paranormal romance so I hope to enjoy this one. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming book releases that everyone is waiting on.

This weeks selection is:

Title: Vanishing Girls
Author: Lauren Oliver
Published: March 3rd, 2015
Goodreads Summary:

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping story about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident.

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late.

In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.

My Thoughts:

I am a fan of Lauren Oliver although her latest YA release Panic wasn't one of my favorites I am still looking forward to seeing what this book is like. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book Characters that I Would Want With Me On A Desert Island!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this week's topic is Top Ten favorite tv shows or movies, I am definitely going to talk about tv because movies are just to hard to pick for me haha.

1. and 2. Dimitri Belikov and Adrian Ivashkov from Vampire Academy and Bloodlines By: Richelle Mead 

Dimitiri has always been my favorite book boyfriend and I would love to just have him with me for the pure reason that I am in love with him, although I am sure that he would be able to help out in some real way on the island. I love Adrian because of his snark and I think he would definitely be able to entertain me on a deserted island and he wouldn't be bad to hang around for pure book boyfriend reasons.

3 and 4. Katniss and Peeta from The Hunger Games By: Suzanne Collins

I have a feeling that I won't be the only one who has these two on their list, for obvious reasons they have some great skills that could help me along my way on a deserted island. 

5 and 6. Celaena and Chaol from The Throne of Glass By: Sara J. Mass

Celaena is a bad ass and I would definitely feel protected if she was there and Chaol isn't so bad at protecting himself and he is also pretty yummy if I do say so myself. 

7. Noah from The Mara Dyer Trilogy By: Michelle Hodgkins

Noah is on here for purely the fact that I am madly in love with him and you can never have to many hot guys on a deserted island. 

8. Tobias/Four from Divergent By: Veronica Roth 

I am in love with Four deeply but, I definitely think he would be an asset to the island and to me.

9. Will from the Slammed series By: Colleen Hoover

I think Will is just a down to earth and good guy and I definitely need one of those on my island. 

10. Saba from the Dust Lands Trilogy By: Moira Young

Saba would definitely be another asset on the island that would help me survive. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Review: Lucid By: Ron Bass and Adrienne Stoltz

Title: Lucid
Authors: Adrienne Stoltz and Ron Bass
Published: October 2nd, 2012
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: Bought
Goodreads Summary:

What if you could dream your way into a different life? What if you could choose to live that life forever?

Sloane and Maggie have never met. Sloane is a straight-A student with a big and loving family. Maggie lives a glamorously independent life as an up-and-coming actress in New York. The two girls couldn't be more different--except for one thing. They share a secret that they can't tell a soul. At night, they dream that they're each other.

The deeper they're pulled into the promise of their own lives, the more their worlds begin to blur dangerously together. Before long, Sloane and Maggie can no longer tell which life is real and which is just a dream. They realize that eventually they will have to choose one life to wake up to, or risk spiraling into insanity. But that means giving up one world, one love, and one self, forever.

This is a dazzling debut that will steal readers' hearts.

My Thoughts:

I was really excited to start this book, when it came out forever ago their wasn’t a ton of reviews for this one but, each one I saw were very good. I also was curious because the two authors are screenwriting partners and books that I have read so far written by movie writers have been really good. Lucid was a book that you didn’t quite know what is going on and even through to the end of the book you never quite knew exactly what happened and enough to know which girl was dreaming of which and I loved it, although I would have liked a more solid ending, I couldn’t put it down.

Sloane and Maggie each dream of each other’s lives every time they go to sleep. They both have the same name and you never quite know which girl is real and which one is made up in the dreams. Each chapter switches off in their lives, Maggie the glamourous wanna-be actress living in New York and Sloane, the regular girl living in Mystic, Connecticut. As the story progress each girl has a harder and harder time separating their life from the one they dream about each night.

I loved this book and as it progressed I only became more engrossed. I couldn’t decide which girl was the real person and which one wasn’t, because it wasn’t possible for them to both be real. Maggie had a life that seemed like it was going to be so exciting and I sometimes wondered if it was too good to be real. But, at the same time sometimes Sloane’s life seemed too good to be real also. I did have a couple of complaints, some of the love story seemed a bit too insta-love and I couldn’t always understand why someone was so in love or so upset with someone that they hadn’t known long enough to be in love with.

Overall, Lucid is a definitely a psychic thriller, I thought that it was creative and different and it was one of those books that at the end I just had to sit there and think about the ride that I had just been on and the ending threw me for a loop and had me analyzing anything. I definitely recommend it. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Stacking The Shelves!

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme created by Tynga's Reviews that is all about sharing the books that are being added to your shelves. It could be physical books, ebooks library books, or review books.

I am really bad about posting my hauls, they are so sporadic but, I am going to try harder to post each week, so enjoy!


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