Friday, August 28, 2015

Feature & Follow Friday #3: Quotes



THE DEPARTURE & FOLLOW IS HOSTED BY TWO HOSTS, PARAJUNKEE OF PARAJUNKEE'S VIEW AND ALISON OF ALISON CAN READ. EACH HOST WILL HAVE THEIR OWN FEATURE BLOG AND THIS WAY IT’LL ALLOW US TO SHOW OFF MORE NEW BLOGS




How does this work?

The goal is to increase blog followers and make friends. First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools — keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them “hi” in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you! What sets this Hop apart from others, is our Feature. Each week we will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Who is our Feature today? Find out below. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow our Features and you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy. How do you follow someone? Well, if you have a preference, state it in your #FF post. A lot of blogs are transitioning to WordPress in which they do not have the luxury of GFC, so an RSS subscription is appreciated or if you choose an email subscription. If you don’t have GFC please state in your post how you would like to be followed. All features are chosen randomly to be the feature. They are not chosen by content or name







Question Of The Week:

Share a random quote from the book you are currently reading.- Suggested by Journey Through Fiction



"Silence, girl," the Dragon said, and held his hand out towards me. "Take it."

"I-what?" I said, more bewildered than if he'd flung it into my face.

"Don't stand there like a cretin," he said. "Take it."




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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Review: The Goddess Inheritance (Goddess Test #3) by Aimee Carter



The Goddess Inheritance

Goddess Test #3

Author: Aimee Carter

Genre: YA, Greek Mythology, Paranormal Romance

Published Date: February 26, 2013 by Harlenquin Teen

Format: Paperback

Source: Bought

Rating:






Synopsis

Love or life.
Henry or their child.
The end of her family or the end of the world.
Kate must choose.


During nine months of captivity, Kate Winters has survived a jealous goddess, a vengeful Titan and a pregnancy she never asked for. Now the Queen of the Gods wants her unborn child, and Kate can't stop her--until Cronus offers a deal.

In exchange for her loyalty and devotion, the King of the Titans will spare humanity and let Kate keep her child. Yet even if Kate agrees, he'll destroy Henry, her mother and the rest of the council. And if she refuses, Cronus will tear the world apart until every last god and mortal is dead.

With the fate of everyone she loves resting on her shoulders, Kate must do the impossible: find a way to defeat the most powerful being in existence, even if it costs her everything.

Even if it costs her eternity.






My Thoughts


(Warning There Will Be Spoilers In This Review)

Kate Must Choose

1. Love or Life!

2. Henry or There Child!

3. The End Of Her Family or The End Of The World!


Eeeekkkk I just don't know what too say I literally just finished The Goddess Inheritance on Saturday and I am still thinking about it! Yea this trilogy was just freken awesome for me. I had to read the last book The Goddess Inheritance next because that ending in Goddess Interrupted had me going nuts. I had to pick it up and read it the next day and Ohh boy I couldn't put it down. I almost finished reading this book in one setting. I don't want to go into too much detail about the goddess inheritance. But I was so flipping mad at Ava for helping Calliope capture Kate at the end of goddess interrupted but not only was Kate capture but she found out she was pregnant thanks for the help of Calliope. Now Kate understood the cryptic warning that Calliope gave to her. So now in The Goddess Inheritance Kate has been kept in captivity during her nine months pregnancy by not only she was held captive by Calliope but she was also held captive by Cronus as well who wants Kate to be his queen. Kate tried everything too escape her captives but she was trap. Not only the queen of the Greek God's wants Kate dead but she also wants her unborn child as well. But Cronus offers Kate a deal in exchange for her loyalty and devotion to him the king of the titans he will spare humanity and let Kate keep her child. But if Kate agrees he will still destroy Henry, her mother and the rest of the council. And here is where I am going to leave it off at. You have to read The Goddess Inheritance to see what Kate chooses and what she goes through with her choices she make, but I will tell you this Kate makes the most toughest decision in her life and she goes through hell making them! I really loved and enjoyed The Goddess Inheritance that I was going to rate it a five stars, but that scene at the end of the battle just tore my heart apart! Ugh it just broke me. All and all this was an Amazing trilogy I have read and I am sad too see it end. Well until next time my friends!
 




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About The Author

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 on Twitter at @aimee_carter.



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"Waiting On" Wednesday #3: The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen by Katherine Howe



"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill At Breaking The Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating

What too participate? Grab the logo post your own WOW entry on your blog and leave your link below. 



Here is my WOW  pick for this week:






The Appearance Of Annie Van Sinderen

By Katherine Howe

Publication Date: September 15, 2015 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young 




Synopsis

A haunting, contemporary love story from the New York Timesbestselling author of Conversion

It’s summertime in New York City, and aspiring filmmaker Wes Auckerman has just arrived to start his summer term at NYU. While shooting a séance at a psychic’s in the East Village, he meets a mysterious, intoxicatingly beautiful girl named Annie.

As they start spending time together, Wes finds himself falling for her, drawn to her rose petal lips and her entrancing glow. But there’s something about her that he can’t put his finger on that makes him wonder about this intriguing hipster girl from the Village. Why does she use such strange slang? Why does she always seem so reserved and distant? And, most importantly, why does he only seem to run into her on one block near the Bowery? Annie’s hiding something, a dark secret from her past that may be the answer to all of Wes’s questions . . .



Why Am I Waiting

I really want to read Conversion by this author because it looks and sounds like a great book. And this one also  really looks and sounds right up my alley and utterly fantastic and really mysterious too. 


What Is Your WOW Pick For This Week?
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Review: 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil


3:59

Author: Gretchen McNeil

Genre: YA, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Thriller

Published Date: September 17, 2013 by Balzer + Bray

Format: Hardcover

Source: Bought

Rating:






Synopsis

Josie Byrne's life is spiraling out of control. Her parents are divorcing, her boyfriend Nick has grown distant, and her physics teacher has it in for her. When she's betrayed by the two people she trusts most, Josie thinks things can't get worse.

Until she starts having dreams about a girl named Jo. Every night at the same time—3:59 a.m.

Jo's life is everything Josie wants: she's popular, her parents are happily married, and Nick adores her. It all seems real, but they're just dreams, right? Josie thinks so, until she wakes one night to a shadowy image of herself in the bedroom mirror – Jo. 

Josie and Jo realize that they are doppelgängers living in parallel universes that overlap every twelve hours at exactly 3:59. Fascinated by Jo's perfect world, Josie jumps at the chance to jump through the portal and switch places for a day.

But Jo’s world is far from perfect. Not only is Nick not Jo's boyfriend, he hates her. Jo's mom is missing, possibly insane. And at night, shadowy creatures feed on human flesh.

By the end of the day, Josie is desperate to return to her own life. But there’s a problem: Jo has sealed the portal, trapping Josie in this dangerous world. Can she figure out a way home before it’s too late?

From master of suspense Gretchen McNeil comes a riveting and deliciously eerie story about the lives we wish we had – and how they just might kill you.



My Thoughts

What an awesome awesome read 3:59 was for me I really loved and enjoyed it a lot I never read a book about doppelgangers and the parallel universe before it was really intriguing and unique for me and I love love the scientific twist in this book it really surprise me and all the other twist and turns in this amazing book it left me guessing to the very end Ohhh and the ending the ending I felt so bad for Josie it break my heart for her I don't now if this is a stand alone book or not because of the ending and I hope and pray there is another book for this awesome book too see Josie have a happy ending! Well Until Next Time! 







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About The Author

Gretchen McNeil is the author of the standalone YA horror novels POSSESS, TEN (2013 YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, a Romantic Times Top Pick, a Booklist Top Ten Horror Fiction for Youth, a finalist for Washington state’s 2015 Evergreen Young Adult Book Award and Vermont’s 2014-2015 Green Mountain Book Award, and was nominated for “Best Young Adult Contemporary Novel of 2012″ by Romantic Times) and 3:59, as well as GET EVEN and GET DIRTY, part of her mystery/suspense series Don't Get Mad, all with Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins. In 2016, Gretchen will publish two novels: RELIC, a YA horror novel, with HarperCollins/EpicReads Impulse on March 8, 2016, and in the fall, I’M NOT YOUR MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL, her first YA contemporary, with Balzer + Bray. Gretchen also contributed an essay to the Dear Teen Me anthology from Zest Books.

Gretchen is a former coloratura soprano, the voice of Mary on G4's Code Monkeys and she sings with the LA-based circus troupe Cirque Berzerk. She is repped by Ginger Clark of Curtis Brown, Ltd. You can find Gretchen on TwitterFacebook, and on her blog

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Teaser Tuesday #3: Willowgrove (Hemlock #3) by Kathleen Peacock


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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of  A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!




Willowgrove (Hemlock #3)

By Kathleen Peacock






My Teasers


Teaser #1

"Jason Sheffield has been coming over? On his own? To check on you? And it's not a big deal"

Serena frowned. "You don't have to sound completely shocked."

"I'm not ... that's not ... "I bit my lip" "I know Jason can be really sweet sometimes. But he usually hides it and you're ___"

"A werewolf?" She raised an eyebrow. 

"Yeah," I said feeling guilty even as the admission left my mouth. 

Pg 45


Teaser #2

"I'm fine." Serena tried to brush his concern away. "I just tried to shift again."

"We agreed you'd give it a few days."

"No," corrected Serena, "you said you didn't want me trying. That doesn't mean I agreed."

Pg 50


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Monday, August 24, 2015

Review: The Program (The Program #1) by Suzanne Young


The Program

The Program #1

Author: Suzanne Young

Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Romance

Published Date: April 30, 2013 by Simon Pulse

Format: Hardcover

Source: Library

Rating:





Synopsis

n Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program.

Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.

Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in. And The Program is coming for them.




My Thoughts


Now let me tell you all this I rarely read books about suicide especially if it is an epidemic that just scares the crap out of me and also because of personal reason. But when I do they have been done really well the ones that I have read. The Program look and sounded so good and scary that I had to give it a try plus I have yet read a book about suicide that I did not like, and oh my oh my I am so glad and happy that I picked out this awesome book from the library because I absolutely loved it. I am not going to go into too much detailed about it because I don't want to spoil it for anybody. But The Program takes suicide as an epidemic especially for teens now that just scares the heck out of me, but I loved how Mrs Young wrote about it. It was a totally different take on suicide that I have never read before I loved everything about it. I loved the plot, the world building and the characters and I loved the three different section she had for the story how everything started until how everything end up at the cliffhanger end it was freaky brilliant I just loved it. I highly loved and enjoyed The Program that I can't wait too read The Treatment next to see how everything ends. All and all The Program was an amazing read for me that I most definitely will check out more books by Suzanne Young! Well until next time my friends. 





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About The Author

Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program, The Treatment, and several other novels. She currently lives in Tempe, Arizona where she teaches high school English and obsesses about books. Learn more about Suzanne at www.suzanne-young.blogspot.com







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Review: The Vanishing Game by Kate Kae Myers


The Vanishing Game

Author: Kate Kae Myers

Genre: YA, Mystery & Thrillers

Published Date: February 14, 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Children's

Format: Hardcover

Source: Won

Rating:





Synopsis

Jack, in and around Seale House, the terrifying foster home where they once lived. With help from childhood friend Noah she begins to uncover the truth about Jack's death and the company that employed him and Noah.

Jocelyn's twin brother Jack was the only family she had growing up in a world of foster homes-and now he's dead, and she has nothing. Then she gets a cryptic letter from "Jason December"-the code name her brother used to use when they were children at Seale House, a terrifying foster home that they believed had dark powers. Only one other person knows about Jason December: Noah, Jocelyn's childhood crush and their only real friend among the troubled children at Seale House.

But when Jocelyn returns to Seale House and the city where she last saw Noah, she gets more than she bargained for. Turns out the house's powers weren't just a figment of a childish imagination. And someone is following Jocelyn. Is Jack still alive? And if he is, what kind of trouble is he in? The answer is revealed in a shocking twist that turns this story on its head and will send readers straight back to page 1 to read the book in a whole new light.




My Thoughts


I now this book was not for everyone but I really did highly loved and enjoyed The Vanishing Game. I thought I would have not like it as much but it was a totally different book that I have ever read. It was such a thrilling ride that I was on the edge of my seat to read the next page! I really did love everything about the book especially the clues. Omgoodness the clues was so cool I was always looking forward whenever Jocey and Noah had too figure them out. The clues were so hard and cryptic that you have too be a totally genius to figure them out! I loved it when Jocey and Noah figure them out given how there background life were they both were totally giniuses. Oh and the ending let's not forget that ending how Jocey finally now's what happen to her brother Jack. I so didn't see that coming and love every minute off how everything unraveled for Jocey and Noah just pure brilliant too me. All and All I really did loved and enjoyed The Vanishing Game that I will continue reading more off Kate Kae Myers books. Well until next time my friends!






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About The Author


Kate Kae Myers lives with her family in Boise, Idaho where she works for a local school district as a sign language interpreter. She invites you to visit her website where you can find her full bio, read a sample chapter from The Vanishing Game, follow her blog, and download Jack's clues: www.katekaemyers.com

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Feature & Follow Friday #2: Pets


THE DEPARTURE & FOLLOW IS HOSTED BY TWO HOSTS, PARAJUNKEE OF PARAJUNKEE'S VIEW AND ALISON OF ALISON CAN READ. EACH HOST WILL HAVE THEIR OWN FEATURE BLOG AND THIS WAY IT’LL ALLOW US TO SHOW OFF MORE NEW BLOGS




How does this work?

The goal is to increase blog followers and make friends. First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools — keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them “hi” in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you! What sets this Hop apart from others, is our Feature. Each week we will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Who is our Feature today? Find out below. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow our Features and you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy. How do you follow someone? Well, if you have a preference, state it in your #FF post. A lot of blogs are transitioning to WordPress in which they do not have the luxury of GFC, so an RSS subscription is appreciated or if you choose an email subscription. If you don’t have GFC please state in your post how you would like to be followed. All features are chosen randomly to be the feature. They are not chosen by content or name




Question of the Week:


 If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would you pick? Fictional ones count too! - Suggested by
Book Cat Pin

Ohh great question when I was a little girl I always wanted a dog. But where I lived at the time when I was a kid didn't allow pets at the time. But in my late 20's my best friend always know I wanted a dog all my life. And on Christmas of 2010 she bought me my little pup Mayci. She is a pure jack russell terrier she always keeps me on my feet. But she is my spoil little pup princess haha. Here she is enjoying the sunlight in our very own apt that I move into. 






And for a fictional pet I would loved a pet Phoenix like Fawkes in the Harry Potter Series. They always fascinate me when I read them in books. They are so strong, beautiful and very powerful. 






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