Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #5(Sorry I've been gone a while)

Waiting on Wednesday! Also known as TBR Expansion Day! It's a weekly meme hosted by Jill @Breaking the Spine , that highlights the books that we are looking forward to the most!

This week my WoW is..



Isla and the Happily Ever After
by Stephanie Perkins
Release date: September 17th, 2013
Preorder it here

"From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.

Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and √Čtienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new."


                                                                                        Why?
Because I loved Anna and Lola and I can't wait to see them again and to meet Isla really for the first time!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #4

Waiting on Wednesday! Also known as TBR Expansion Day! It's a weekly meme hosted by Jill @Breaking the Spine , that highlights the books that we are looking forward to the most!

This week my WoW is..







The Chaos of Stars
by Kiersten White
Release Date: September 10th,2013
Preorder it here

"Isadora’s family is seriously screwed up.

Of course, as the human daughter of Egyptian gods, that pretty much comes with the territory. She’s also stuck with parents who barely notice her, and a house full of relatives who can’t be bothered to remember her name. After all, they are going to be around forever—and she’s a mere mortal.

Isadora’s sick of living a life where she’s only worthy of a passing glance, and when she has the chance to move to San Diego with her brother, she jumps on it. But Isadora’s quickly finding that a “normal” life comes with plenty of its own epic complications—and that there’s no such thing as a clean break when it comes to family. Much as she wants to leave her past behind, she can’t shake the ominous dreams that foretell destruction for her entire family. When it turns out there may be truth in her nightmares, Isadora has to decide whether she can abandon her divine heritage after all."

                                                                                 Why?

Egyptian gods? Mysterious nightmares? That awesome cover? An author I already love? 

 Why not?



Sunday, February 10, 2013

Books & Bloggers Swap- Recap



This is the first swap I've participated in and I've loved it! It was fun picking books and then the anticipation of receiving my book, especially since I didn't know who it was coming from,this swap being Round Robin style.


Anyway, this is my recap post.




The first book, the one my partner loved:

Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan

It's about faeries and  Queen Elizabeth I?
Yes,please. I'm positive I'll enjoy this very much! Thank you!



The Second, a book she hasn't read, but think I will enjoy:

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

This one has been on my to-read shelf foreveeer and I will be reading this one soon!

Third,a book on my wish-list:

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
This one had me at the summery!





Thank you, Tracy@RoseandLou.com so much!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #3




Waiting on Wednesday! Also known as TBR Expansion Day! It's a weekly meme hosted by Jill @Breaking the Spine , that highlights the books that we are looking forward to the most!

This week my WoW is..


School Spirits (School Spirits #1)
by Rachel Hawkins
Publication date: May 14th, 2013
Preorder it here 

"Fifteen-year-old Izzy Brannick was trained to fight monsters. For centuries, her family has hunted magical creatures. But when Izzy’s older sister vanishes without a trace while on a job, Izzy's mom decides they need to take a break.

Izzy and her mom move to a new town, but they soon discover it’s not as normal as it appears. A series of hauntings has been plaguing the local high school, and Izzy is determined to prove her worth and investigate. But assuming the guise of an average teenager is easier said than done. For a tough girl who's always been on her own, it’s strange to suddenly make friends and maybe even have a crush.

Can Izzy trust her new friends to help find the secret behind the hauntings before more people get hurt? 

Rachel Hawkins' delightful spin-off brings the same wit and charm as theNew York Times best-selling Hex Hall series. Get ready for more magic, mystery and romance!"


I loooove Rachel Hawkins and will read basically anything she writes!


What's your WoW?

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #2-Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea



Waiting on Wednesday! Also known as TBR Expansion Day! It's a weekly meme hosted by Jill @Breaking the Spine , that highlights the books that we are looking forward to the most!

This week my WoW is..






Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between #1)
 by 
Publication date: August 20th,2013
Preorder it here
"You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town…until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery...who makes you want to kiss back. Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.

Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch."



The cover,the summery,everything! I can't wait to read this one!

What about you?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #1

Waiting on Wednesday! Also known as TBR Expansion Day! It's a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that highlights the books that we are looking forward to the most!






This week,my first week(!), my WoW is...







Dark Triumph by Robin LeFevers
Release date : April 23rd, 2013


I loooovvveeddd Grave Mercy and I can't wait to read Sybella's story. Sybella was a really mysterious character in Grave Mercy and I really want to get in her head, even if she is crazy,hahaha. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Review: Geek High by Piper Banks

Review of Geek High by Piper Banks

Release date: November 6th,2007
Format: Paperback, 242 pages
Publisher: NAL Trade
Source: Bought.


Summery from Goodreads:

"At this school, everyone's a geek. And Miranda Bloom still can't fit in...

Miranda is a math genius with divorced parents, an evil stepmother, and no boyfriend in sight. She can't even fit in with the other geeks at the Nottingham Independent School for high-IQ students, because theyactually have useful talents. Miranda, on the other hand, is known as "The Human Calculator," which doesn't amount to much when people have, you know, their own calculators.

Then Miranda gets stuck planning the school's Snowflake Gala. And as she struggles to find a date and drum up some school spirit at Nottingham-aka "Geek High"-she finds that who you are means more than where you fit in."



When I first read the summery for Geek High, I was hooked. This book isn't some great epic that will keep you up all night wondering what'll happen next, but it is a cute pleasurable read. It's just what you need after reading something dark. Geek High is light and a little bit of fluff. But it's good. It was funny and endearing, a little predictable in some places, but also a new take on being a teenager. Being a nerd!


A nerd that was judging others the way she didn't want them to judge her. The way she assuming the pretty rich girl would be a snob or the hot jock would be a meat-head was a little annoying, but she is only 15, and really, who doesn't occasionally do that? 



Rating- 3/12 stars.

-Jodie