Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Review: Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi


Ignite Me

Series: Shatter Me #3

Author: Tahereh Mafi

Genre: YA, Science-Fiction, Romance

Published Date: February 4th 2014 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 2014)

Format: e-book

Source: Bought

Rating:






Synopsis

The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, called “a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love.”

With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her.

The Shatter Me series is perfect for fans who crave action-packed young adult novels with tantalizing romance like Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Legend by Marie Lu. Tahereh Mafi has created a captivating and original story that combines the best of dystopian and paranormal, and was praised by Publishers Weekly as “a gripping read from an author who’s not afraid to take risks.” Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and satisfying end.



My Thoughts

I just want to say Thank You So Much To Mrs Tahereh Mafi for this F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C trilogy that I have fallen in love and for the very first time ever I was rooted for the bad boy to get the girl Team Warner all the way! that I will never forget this trilogy ever especially in Ignite Me. Just wow all the feels I am feeling right now I don't want to say to much about Ignite Me because I don't want to spoil it for anybody but that I really really loved and enjoyed it so much that I read it in two days I just could not put it down it was just an amazing read to the very beginning were Juliette wakes up in Warner room and she starts to freak out to the very end when the war was just the beginning for her and her friends and I am sad that it is the end of the trilogy I am going to miss it a lot it was just an awesome book that I highly recommend this trilogy to my friends and family. I will most definitely pick up any physical books by Tahereh Mafi for now on because I got all the shatter me trilogy in e-books but I want to own physical books by her as well because I just love and adore her writing style! Well Until Next Time My Friends!




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She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Santa Monica, California, where she drinks too much caffeine and finds the weather to be just a little too perfect for her taste.When unable to find a book, she can be found reading candy wrappers, coupons, and old receipts.












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"Waiting On" Wednesday #8: The House by Christina Lauren








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

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The House
 
By Christina Lauren
 
Publication Date: October 6th 2015 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
 
 
 
 
 
Synopsis
 
Gavin tells Delilah he’s hers—completely—but whatever lives inside that house with him disagrees.

After seven years tucked away at an East coast boarding school, Delilah Blue returns to her small Kansas hometown to find that not much has changed. Her parents are still uptight and disinterested, her bedroom is exactly the way she left it, and the outcast Gavin Timothy still looks like he’s crawled out of one of her dark, twisted drawings.

Delilah is instantly smitten.

Gavin has always lived in the strange house: an odd building isolated in a stand of trees where the town gives in to mild wilderness. The house is an irresistible lure for Delilah, but the tall fence surrounding it exists for good reason, and Gavin urges Delilah to be careful. Whatever lives with him there isn’t human, and isn’t afraid of hurting her to keep her away.
 
 
 
Why Am I Waiting
 
Ohh I've been really wanting to read something creepy and scary for Halloween. And this one looks and sounds just perfect for the Halloween season. Plus I love a really good ghost story and I am really curious too see who Gavin really lives with him in that haunted house. 
 
 
 
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Friday, September 25, 2015

Review: Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle #1) by Diana Wynne Jones


Howl's Moving Castle

Series: Howl's Moving Castle #1

Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Genre: YA, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Published Date: August 1st 2001 by Greenwillow Books (first published 1986)  

Format: Hardcover

Source: Library

Rating:






Synopsis

Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there's far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye.  




My Thoughts


OMGoshe I've been dying to read Howl's Moving Castle since I first heard about the movie years ago. Now I didn't know Howl's Moving Castle was a book until I started to really get into reading, in my early twenty's. So I say that I am not going to watch the film until I read the book. But of course the movie was totally different from the book. But I really did highly love both the book and the movie a lot but I love the book more. Now I think everybody knows about Howl's Moving Castle so I won't go into any details about it. I really did love and enjoyed everything about this amazing book. I love the plot, the characters, the writing style and I absolutely love the world that Mrs. Diana Wynne Jones created. The world was so beautifully, brilliant and very creative that I couldn't get enough of reading about the world. It really did fascinate me a lot. Now I don't read a lot of science fiction and fantasy book but I really did love and enjoyed Howl's Moving Castle a lot. That I really do highly recommend Howl's Moving Castle if you love Science Fiction & Fantasy than this book is most definitely for you. And if you don't read science fiction & fantasy I still say please give it a chance you won't regret it! Until Next Time My Friends! 




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About The Author

Diana Wynne Jones was the author of more than thirty critically acclaimed fantasy stories, including the Chrestomanci series and the novels Howl's Moving Castle and Dark Lord of Derkholm.

For Diana Wynne Jones's official autobiography, please see
http://www.leemac.freeserve.co.uk/aut.



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Featured & Follow Friday #7: Job






THE FUTURE & 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? 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 ayou must follow the hosts (
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Question of the Week:

  If you could have any job, what would you do? - Suggested by Peace Love Books

medical coder 

WHEN I WAS YOUNGER MY DREAM WAS TO BE A FASHION DESIGNER. I ACTUALLY TOOK FOUR YEARS OF FASION IN HIGH SCHOOL AND ALMOST TWO YEARS IN COLLAGE. BUT WHEN I WAS A KID I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A NURSE.  SO I TOOK CLASS FOR MEDICAL CODING A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. AND I REALLY LOVED AND ENJOYED TAKING THAT CLASS. BAD SADLY I AM DISABLE AND CAN'T WORK AT THE MOMENT. BUT IF I COULD I  WOULD SO  LOVE TO WORK AS A MEDICAL CODER. 

 

 

 

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Review: The Treatment (The Program #2) by Suzanne Young


The Treatment

Series: The Program #2

Author: Suzanne Young

Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Romance

Published Date: April 29th 2014 by Simon Pulse

Format: Hardcover

Source: Library

Rating:







Synopsis

Can Sloane and James survive the lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end? Find out in this sequel to The Program, which Publishers Weekly called “chilling and suspenseful.”

How do you stop an epidemic?

Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go.

Escaping with a group of troubled rebels, Sloane and James will have to figure out who they can trust, and how to take down The Program. But for as far as they’ve come, there’s still a lot Sloane and James can’t remember. The key to unlocking their past lies with the Treatment—a pill that can bring back forgotten memories, but at a high cost. And there’s only one dose.

Ultimately when the stakes are at their highest, can Sloane and James survive the many lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end?
  





My Thoughts

Wow just wow I really enjoyed and loved The Program that I could not wait too continue to read the next book The Treatment. Ohh boy I am so glad I started to read this bad boy as soon as I finished with The Program. The Treatment starts off exactly where The Program left off where Sloane and James run away together from the Program so they won't get to them and erased they memories again. They want to find there friends and join the rebels who are against the program. But they have a problem since they are on the run from the program they have issued an amber alert for both Sloan and James there are road blocks every where. Plus they did not find there friends where the were suppose to meet up so they stop to think and to make plans how they where getting out of there home state and talk about especially the treatment that Realm sister gave to Sloane on behalf of Realm. While there were talking there was a white van that stop in front of Sloane and James car at first they panic and thought there were handlers and where about to drive right through them if it was necessary. But they stop on there tracks when the saw that a girl and a boy came out of the van and announce to them not to be scare that there are not from the program there are the rebels. And there where we meet Dallas and her best friend Cas. First it was a rocking start for Sloane and James to get along with Dallas and her crew but they did manage to tolerate each other. First let me tell you I loved Dallas yes she was a pain in Sloane behind but I felt for her for everything she was going through she was just a strong broken girl that despise the program with all her heart for everything they put her through so yea I really felt bad for her but I loved her as well because she really did care for Sloane and James even though she acted like a true whitch to Sloane sometimes. But when Realm appear in the picture again crap just hit the fan that came with him secrets and lies has been revels and emotion get high. And that's where everything started to get really really good and I couldn't put they book down I had to find out what was going to happen next. All in all I really loved and enjoy reading the treatment that I am sad to see it end but I heard there is a next book coming out called The Remedy which I most difinately will check it out when it comes out. Well until next time my friends






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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: Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Obsidian

Series: Lux #1

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Genre: YA, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romance

Published Date: May 8th 2012 by Entangled Teen (first published June 3rd 2004)

Format: Paperback

Source: Won

Rating:  







Synopsis

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 literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.
  





My Thoughts

Oh My Oh My a book series about hot sexy swoon worthy bad ass alien yes sign me up to read this awesome book series. I will tell you all the truth I had the first four books of the Lux Series since December! I know I know what took me so long to read this amazing series well the 5th and final book Opposition comes out this Tuesday so I wanted to wait and read the whole series together, which by the way I am very patiently waited for Tuesday to get here. Ok now I only read one series with aliens and I absolutely loved it. I know I was going to love this series also there is a book blog that I trust the most and we almost have the same taste in books, she gave a very high raving review about it! I just know I was going to love it and love Jennifer L. Armentrout writing style. Now I understand why people love Daemon and his sexy, arrogant, bad ass self I just can't help but to love him, and let's not forget his strong, beautiful, bubbly twin sister Dee. I just love her beautiful deep friendship she has with Katy there are both loyal best friends that would do anything to protect each other and that my friends is true friendship! Katy the loyal, smart, and stubborn and let not forget she is a very feisty next door neighbor plus she is an awesome book nerd I just love that about her. Katy will not take no crap from anybody especially from Daemon I just love when he calls Katy kitten which it really embarrass and infuriate her to no end ha love it! Now I can't wait to read Onyx next to see if Daemon wins the challenge and capture Katy heart! Well until next time my friends!








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About The Author

# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.

Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.





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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Review: Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer


Cress

Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3

Author: Marissa Meyer

Genre: YA, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fairy-Tale Retelling, Romance

Published Date: February 4th 2014 by Feiwel & Friends

Format: e-book

Source: Bought

Rating:








Synopsis

In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.






My Thoughts

Wow I don't now where to start I finally decided to pick up and read Cress and I just want to kick myself for waiting so long to read it! I really loved and enjoyed Cress so much that I could not put it down to read!
I think Cress is by far my favorite book from The Lunar Chronicles I just loved reading the retelling of Rapunzel. The gang is still on the run from the queen Levana and from prince Kai guards who are hunting them down to arrest them. Along the way the met new friends to help them stop the wedding of prince Kai from the evil queen Levana so she would not control New Beijing from her evil ways. The met a lunar who is a hacker for the queen name Creasent Moon but she prefers to be called Cress she lives by herself in outer space on a satellite she been trying to help and warned the gang to stop the queen from marrying the Prince Kai but the lost contact with her for a while when the finally contacted her Cress ask for there help to save her and take her away from her evil mistress Sybil she did not want to work and help the queen no more when she finally realized the queen evil intents were truly for. The gang agreed to save her but the run into a nasty predicament with Cress evil mistress Sybil when the were going to rescue Cress after the attack from mistress Sybil the gang separated and some of them got hurt it was a long hard and healing journey for them to get back together again and then they were ready to stop the wedding and afterwards to safe one of there friends from Lunar prison who was captured from mistress Sybil. Ohh the ending was just pure awesome now the gang has to prepare to go to war and go to Lunar to safe there friend!

All and all I really enjoyed all the characters, the plot and world building it was all just a fantastic ride reading Cress that I can not wait to read Winter next when it comes out next year! Well until next time my friends!









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About The Author

I live in Tacoma, Washington, with my fiancé and our two cats. In addition to my slight obsession with books and writing, I'm big on road-tripping, wine-tasting, and hunting for antiques. I'm represented by Jill Grinberg.

CINDER, my debut novel, is a futuristic re-envisioning of Cinderella in which Cinder is a cyborg mechanic. Release date: 3 Jan 2012.




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"Waiting On" Wednesday #7: Hidden Impact (Safeguard #1) by Piper J. Drake






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

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Hidden Impact (Safeguard #1)

By Piper J. Drake

Publication Date: : November 9th 2015 by Carina Press




Synopsis

He's not the hero she's looking for...

As part of the elite Centurion Corporation team, military-veteran-turned-mercenary Gabriel Diaz is a natural defender. He'll do anything to ensure a mission is successful. Anything but get emotionally invested—he learned the hard way that can be deadly. Easy bodyguard jobs in between the more challenging missions are all he's interested in now.

Maylin Cheng is desperate and running out of time. Her younger sister has gone missing but no one seems to take her concern seriously. Her last hope lies in asking an aloof bodyguard for help. He dismisses her outright, but all that changes when she is almost killed in a not-so-accidental hit-and-run right before his eyes.

As Maylin leans on Gabriel, she begins to rely on him for more than just her safety. But as their attraction grows, so does the danger surrounding them. When the elaborate web they're trapped in unravels, Gabriel will do anything to protect them. Even if that means putting his heart in the crosshairs.

Book one of the Safeguard series





Why Am I Waiting

This is the very first time I heard about this author plus I don't read a lot of Romantic Suspense novels. And this one looks and sounds right up my alley and absolutely fantastic. I totally love reading a suspense novels mix with romance in it. I really need to read more of it!




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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Teaser Tuesday #7: Castle in the Air (Howl's Moving Castle #2) by Diana Wynne Jones

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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



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Castle In The Air (Howl's Moving Castle #2)

By Diana Wynne Jones







My Teasers


Teaser #1

"I might squeeze another forty-five gold from the sole of my left shoe," Abdullah replied. "That I keep for emergencies, and it is my pitiful all."

Pg 8



Teaser #2

"What happened?" Asked Abdullah.
"Some thieving boys spilled all my squid," Jamal said. "My whole day's stock down in the dirt, lost, gone!"

Pg 9




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