Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dusty Reads (14)

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Dusty Reads is a weekly meme, hosted here, featuring a book that has been sitting unread on my home shelf for some time. To participate, add your link at the bottom. 
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My pick this week:

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Delirium
Lauren Oliver
Released February, 20011

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Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love — the deliria — blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

I know!! Me: the lover of all dystopians, have NOT read this one yet! *gasp*
What did you think of Delirium? Yay or Nay?


Review: The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark

Posted by on 12/26/2011 • 12 Comments

The Demon LoverJuliet DarkRelease date: December 27th, 2011by Random House Publishing Group

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I gasped . . . or tried to. My mouth opened, but I couldn’t draw breath. . . . His lips, pearly wet, parted and he blew into my mouth. My lungs expanded beneath his weight. When I exhaled he sucked in my breath and his weight turned from cold marble into warm living flesh.

Since accepting a teaching position at remote Fairwick College in upstate New York, Callie McFay has experienced the same disturbingly erotic dream every night: A mist enters her bedroom, then takes the shape of a virile, seductive stranger who proceeds to ravish her in the most toe-curling, wholly satisfying ways possible. Perhaps these dreams are the result of writing her…

In My Mailbox (15)

Posted by on 12/25/2011 • 39 Comments

“In My Mailbox” is a meme, created by Kristi at The Story Siren, that features books I have received/ purchased/ borrowed during the week.  Merry Christmas! Yep, it’s Christmas and I’m posting an IMM. I figured I’d scheduled this post for anyone who is actually online. And thus will give you something to read! I won’t be online today much but I’ll surely pop in & out of twitter from my faithful Blackberry once in a while. I will catch up with all y’all’s IMMs when I’m back and pooped from eating so much.This week I got for review:

  1. Miss World by Randi Black 2. Tempest by Julie Cross 3. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith 4. Embrace by Cherie Colyer

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Cover Reveal: Shadows, Exposed, Dark Return & Unbreak My Heart

Posted by on 12/24/2011 • 7 Comments

Shadows (Lux, 0.5) Jennifer L. Armentrout Release date: February, 2012 by Entangled Publishing Add it to your Goodreads

The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane. Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable.

Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, she can’t stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in. Captivated. Lured. Loved.

Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence…and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as…

Fresh Batch (Dec 25th – 31st)

Posted by on 12/24/2011 • 7 Comments

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Love & Leftovers

Sarah Tregay Goodreads / Purchase 

My wishis to fall cranium over Converse in dizzy, daydream-worthy love.

When her parents split, Marcie is dragged from Idaho to a family summerhouse in New Hampshire. She leaves behind her friends, a group of freaks and geeks called the Leftovers, including her emo-rocker boyfriend, and her father.

By the time Labor Day rolls around, Marcie suspects this “vacation” has become permanent. She starts at a new school where a cute boy brings her breakfast and a new romance heats up. But understanding love, especially when you’ve watched your parents’ affections end, is elusive. What does it feel…

Review: Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

Posted by on 12/23/2011 • 24 Comments

BittersweetSarah OcklerRelease date: January 3rd, 2011by Simon Pulse

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Hudson can’t wait to get out of Watonka, her working-class town outside of Buffalo. Once upon a time, her talent as a skater was going to be her ticket out… but when her parents’ marriage unraveled three years ago, so did her dreams. Now, she buries herself in making cupcakes for her mom’s diner and imagining her parallel life where she went on to skate to glory. But when she gets a letter inviting her to audition for a skating scholarship *and* the hockey team asks for her help with their technique (read: free ice time for Hudson), it’s impossible to ignore the signs. Is she ready to get back on the ice? Could this be her ticket out?…

Obsidian Tour Stop

Posted by on 12/22/2011 • 25 Comments

On this lovely day, I am happy to have the Obsidian blog tour stop by. I’ve got a great interview with Jennifer to show you and then you will all have a chance to win a copy of this fantastic book!

ObsidianJennifer L. ArmentroutRelease date: December 6th, 2011by Entangled Publishing

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Starting over sucks. When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon…

Cover Reveal: Chosen Ones

Posted by on 12/22/2011 • 25 Comments

I have a new YA Dystopian title to show you in this cover & blurb reveal. I hope you all LOVE it as much as I do:

Chosen Ones(Lost Souls, #1)Tiffany Truitt Expected release date: April, 2012By Entangled Publishing

What if you were mankind’s last chance at survival?

Sixteen-year-old Tess lives in a compound in what was once the Western United States, now decimated after a devastating fourth World War. But long before that, life as we knew it had been irrevocably changed, as women mysteriously lost the ability to bring forth life. Faced with the extinction of the human race, the government began the Council of Creators, meant to search out alternative methods of creating life. The resulting artificial human beings, or Chosen Ones, were extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably…