Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #7

15 New Release of 2015!!


Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at BreakingtheSpine in which we spotlight a new release we can't wait to get our hands on. 

This Wednesday I changed up a little and decided to show you fifteen books that I cant wait to get my hands on in 2015! Some of this books covers have not been released yet so some won't have pictures.


Title: Ensnared (Splintered #3)
Author: A.G. Howard
Expected Release Date: January 6, 2015
Publisher: Amulet Books

Synopsis:
After surviving a disastrous battle at prom, Alyssa has embraced her madness and gained perspective. She's determined to rescue her two worlds and the people and netherlings she loves. Even if it means challenging Queen Red to a final battle of wills and wiles . . . and even if the only way to Wonderland, now that the rabbit hole is closed, is through the looking-glass world--a parallel dimension filled with mutated and violent netherling outcasts. In the final installment of the wildly popular Splintered trilogy, Alyssa and her dad journey into the heart of magic and mayhem in search of her mom and to set right all that's gone wrong. Together with Jeb and Morpheus, they must salvage Wonderland from the decay and destruction that has ensnared it. But if they succeed and come out alive, can everyone truly have their happily ever after? 




Title: Frostfire ( Kanin Chronicles #1)
Author: Amanda Hocking
Expected Release Date: January 6, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Synopsis: 
Bryn Aven is an outcast among the Kanin, the most powerful of the troll tribes.

Set apart by her heritage and her past, Bryn is a tracker who's determined to become a respected part of her world. She has just one goal: become a member of the elite King’s Guard to protect the royal family. She's not going to let anything stand in her way, not even a forbidden romance with her boss Ridley Dresden.

But all her plans for the future are put on hold when Konstantin– a fallen hero she once loved – begins kidnapping changelings. Bryn is sent in to help stop him, but will she lose her heart in the process?






Title: The Darkest Part of the Forest
Author: Holly Black
Expected Release Date: January 13, 2015
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Synopsis: 
Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.

Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.

At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.

Until one day, he does…

As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough


Title: I Was Here
Author: Gayle Forman
Expected Release Date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Viking Juvenile

Synopsis:
When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. About her old roommates, the sort of people Cody never would have met in her dead-end small town in Washington. About Ben McAllister, the boy with a guitar and a sneer, who broke Meg’s heart. And about an encrypted computer file that Cody can’t open—until she does, and suddenly everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend’s death gets thrown into question.
 
I Was Here is Gayle Forman at her finest, a taut, emotional, and ultimately redemptive story about redefining the meaning of family and finding a way to move forward even in the face of unspeakable loss


Title: Fairest ( Lunar Chronicles 0.1)
Author: Marissa Meyer 
Expected Release Date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Synopsis:
In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now. 

Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series.


Title: Invaded ( Alienated #2)
Author:  Melissa Landers
Expected Release Date: February 3, 2015
Publisher:  Disney-Hyperion

Synopsis:
The romantic sequel to Alienated takes long-distance relationships to a new level as Cara and Aelyx long for each other from opposite ends of the universe...until a threat to both their worlds reunites them. 

Cara always knew life on planet L’eihr would be an adjustment. With Aelyx, her L’eihr boyfriend, back on Earth, working to mend the broken alliance between their two planets, Cara is left to fend for herself at a new school, surrounded by hostile alien clones. Even the weird dorm pet hates her.

Things look up when Cara is appointed as human representative to a panel preparing for a human colony on L’eihr. A society melding their two cultures is a place where Cara and Aelyx could one day make a life together. But with L’eihr leaders balking at granting even the most basic freedoms, Cara begins to wonder if she could ever be happy on this planet, even with Aelyx by her side.

Meanwhile, on Earth, Aelyx, finds himself thrown into a full-scale PR campaign to improve human-L’eihr relations. Humans don’t know that their very survival depends on this alliance: only Aelyx’s people have the technology to fix the deadly contamination in the global water supply that human governments are hiding. Yet despite their upper hand, the leaders of his world suddenly seem desperate to get humans on their side, and hardly bat an eye at extremists’ multiple attempts on Aelyx’s life.

The Way clearly needs humans’ help . . . but with what? And what will they ask for in return?


Title: The Winners Crime
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Expected Release Date: March 3, 2015
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Synopsis:
Book two of the dazzling Winner's Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.

The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement…if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.

As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.


Title: The Orphan Queen ( The Orphan Queen #1)
Author: Jodi Meadows
Expected Release Date: March 10, 2015
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Synopsis:
She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.

She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.

She is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish like all the others

Jodi Meadows introduces a vivid new fantasy full of intrigue, romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s battle to reclaim her place in the world.


Title: The Wicked Will Rise ( Dorothy Must Die #2)
Author: Danielle Paige
Expected Release Date: March 31, 2015
Publisher: HarperCollins

Synopsis: 
In this dark, high-octane sequel to the New York Times bestsellingDorothy Must Die, Amy Gumm must do everything in her power to kill Dorothy and free Oz.


To make Oz a free land again, Amy Gumm was given a mission: remove the Tin Woodman’s heart, steal the Scarecrow’s brain, take the Lion’s courage, and then Dorothy must die....

But Dorothy still lives. Now the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked has vanished, and mysterious Princess Ozma might be Amy’s only ally. As Amy learns the truth about her mission, she realizes that she’s only just scratched the surface of Oz’s past—and that Kansas, the home she couldn't wait to leave behind, may also be in danger. In a place where the line between good and evil shifts with just a strong gust of wind, who can Amy trust—and who is really Wicked?


Title: Miss Mayhem (Rebelle Bell #2)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Expected Release Date: April 7, 2015
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Synopsis:
Life is almost back to normal for Harper Price. The Ephors have been silent after their deadly attack at Cotillion months ago, and best friend Bee has returned after a mysterious disappearance. Now Harper can return her focus to the important things in life: school, canoodling with David, her nemesis-turned-ward-slash-boyfie, and even competing in the Miss Pine Grove pageant.

Unfortunately, supernatural chores are never done. The Ephors have decided they’d rather train David than kill him. The catch: Harper has to come along for the ride, but she can't stay David’s Paladin unless she undergoes an ancient trial that will either kill her . . . or connect her to David for life.




Title: The Girl at Midnight
Author: Melissa Grey
Expected Release Date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Press

Synopsis
For readers of Cassandra Clare's City of Bones and Leigh Bardugo'sShadow and Bone, The Girl at Midnight is the story of a modern girl caught in an ancient war.

Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old enchantments keep them hidden from humans. All but one. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she's ever known.

Echo is clever and daring, and at times she can be brash, but above all else she's fiercely loyal. So when a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, she decides it's time to act.

Legend has it that there is a way to end the conflict once and for all: find the Firebird, a mythical entity believed to possess power the likes of which the world has never seen. It will be no easy task, but if life as a thief has taught Echo anything, it's how to hunt down what she wants . . . and how to take it.

But some jobs aren't as straightforward as they seem. And this one might just set the world on fire


Title: Crimson Bound
Author: Rosamund Hodge
Expected Release: Date May 2, 2015
Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Synopsis:
When Rachelle was fifteen she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless— straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat.

Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in an effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand—the man she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to help her find the legendary sword that might save their world. As the two become unexpected allies, they uncover far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic, and a love that may be their undoing. In a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets, can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night?

Inspired by the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, Crimson Bound is an exhilarating tale of darkness, love, and redemption.


Title: The Stars Never Rise
Author: Rachel Vicent
Expected Release Date: June 9, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Press

Synopsis:
Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she's too busy trying to actually survive. Her town's population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she'll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie's sin has put her in serious trouble.

To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can't survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.


Title: Lady Midnight ( The Dark Artifices #1)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Expected Release Date: September 2015 the day has not been released yet.
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Synopsis:
Los Angeles. It’s been five years since the events of the Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to to discovering exactly what it was that killed her parents and getting her revenge.

Raised in the Los Angeles Institute with the Blackthorn family, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian Blackthorn. A series of murders in the city catch her attention — they seem to have the same characteristics as the deaths of her parents. Could the murderer be the same person? And her attention isn't the only one caught: someone has been murdering Downworlders as well. The Fair Folk make a deal with the Institute: if the Blackthorns and Emma will investigate the killings, they’ll return Mark Blackthorn to his home. The catch: they have only two weeks to find the killers. Otherwise it’s open war between faeries and Nephilim.

The Shadowhunters of the Institute must race against time to catch the killers, even as they begin to suspect the involvement of those closest to them. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with the one person in the world she’s absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love. Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.


Title: Winter
Author: Marissa Meyer
Expected Release Date: November 24, 2014
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Synopsis: 

No synopsis has been release for this book, but I had to include it because I'm super excited for it. As soon as the synopsis is released I will update.  




Friday, December 19, 2014

Winterspell

BOOK REVIEW


Title: Winterspell
Author: Claire Legrand
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Page Count: 464
Rating: ★★★


SYNOPSIS:
New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor's ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother's murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.

Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.

Her home is destroyed, her father abducted--by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they're to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets--and a need she can't define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won't leave Cane unscathed--if she leaves at all.

Inspired by The NutcrackerWinterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear


MY THOUGHTS:
Let me start off by saying I believe this is one of those books that either you love or you hate there's no inbetween, and I have to say I really enjoyed the overall story.  This book is centered around a girl named Clara that lives in New York with her Father the Mayor, her sister, and her Godfather. After her mothers death Clara's father shuts down and resources to alcohol to grieve, which leads Clara to sneak off and start to secretly train with her godfather. In this training sessions  Clara encounters a statue of a man whom she starts to confide her secrets with,  but as if the death of her mother is not enough , an old and very powerful Dr. Victor (which I believe the author made him a little too much of a perv) wants to ask for her hand in marriage.

But on Christmas Eve her godfather comes in like a madman and on a very important political party nonetheless to save her life. While her godfather is mumbling like a madman the most magical thing happens her statue comes to life, Who happens to be a prince that was put under a spell by Queen a Anise a powerful faery that has taken over his kingdom. During all this chaos faerys that Anise has sent to find the prince take Clara's father into this magical world instead. Clara and the Prince Nicholas have no choice but to go after them to safe her father, but when Nicholas arrives to his kingdom he is surprised to see that nothing is as he left it.


I gave this book 4 stars out of 5 because even though I really enjoyed the book there was some things I was not happy with.  To start of it took me a while to get into the book I found the beginning to be very boring and slow and I almost gave up on it (but I'm glad I didn't).  Another thing that bothered me from the first few chapters was the pervy Dr. Victor that was after Clara. Also the ending was not satisfying for me. I do believe as of right now this book is a standalone, and the ending left me with a lot of questions about Clara and Nicholas. I think this book hooked me when I got to chapter 8, thats when all the action and magical things began, after that chapter I couldn't put it down (I think I read it in one sitting). The author had so many twists, as soon as I believed I had everything figured out the author did a complete 360 on me and had me believing a whole new thing. I loved that I couldn't predict what was coming next. Also I loved Nicholas! I love his character development and how sweet he was toward Clara. Overall I do wish this book was a series because I could not get enough of Nicholas (yes, I know I'm obsessed with a fictional character). In another note I do believe this book is not for everyone, like I said in the beginning either you love it or you hate it there's no inbetween in  my opinion. 



-SandraTheBookWorm




Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #6


A COLD LEGACY




Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breakingthespine in which we spotlight a upcoming release we can't wait to get our hands on. 


Title: A Cold Legacy
Author: Megan Sheperd
Expected Release Date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Balzer+Bray/ HarperCollins
Page Count: 400


Synopsis:
 After killing the men who tried to steal her father’s research, Juliet—along with Montgomery, Lucy, Balthazar, and a deathly ill Edward—has escaped to a remote estate on the Scottish moors. Owned by the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, the mansion is full of mysteries and unexplained oddities: dead bodies in the basement, secret passages, and fortune-tellers who seem to know Juliet’s secrets. Though it appears to be a safe haven, Juliet fears new dangers may be present within the manor’s own walls.

Then Juliet uncovers the truth about the manor’s long history of scientific experimentation—and her own intended role in it—forcing her to determine where the line falls between right and wrong, life and death, magic and science, and promises and secrets. And she must decide if she’ll follow her father’s dark footsteps or her mother’s tragic ones, or whether she’ll make her own.

With inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this breathless conclusion to the Madman’s Daughter trilogy is about the things we’ll sacrifice to save those we love—even our own humanity.



My Thoughts:
I can't wait for this book to come out! It's the ending to The Madman's Daughter trilogy, I already own the first two books  The Madmans Daugther which is retold in Dr. Moreau's Island, Her Dark Curiosity which is a retelling of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and finally A Cold Legacy which is a Frankenstein retelling.  I have not read any of the book since I'm waiting on the last one to marathon the series! All the books sound so interesting and dark. I was told that you have to read them in order, you can't skip one to read the other even if they're retellings of different classics they all tie together. Im so excited I cant wait for this book I've heard so many good things of this series and I'm a sucker for a good retelling. Especially if it's about the classics!


Sunday, December 14, 2014

VOLITION COVER REVEAL!

VOLITION COVER REVEAL!


Title: Volition
Author: Lily Paradis
Expected Release Date: February 9, 2015
Pre-Order Amazon Link: Amazon Pre-Order
Signed Paperback Link: Signed Paperback Pre-Order
Authors Website: Lily Paradis Website
Goodreads Link:Gooodreads Link
Lily's Instagram: Instagram
Lily's Facebook: Facebook
Lily's Twitter: twitter




I'm so excited to share the cover for Lily Paradis new novel Volition with you. It sounds so interesting and I can't wait to get  my hands on it! plus the cover is gorgeous! I provided all the Preorder links above, and if you want to learn more about the amazing author the link to her website is above as well. I will leave the synopsis below so you can get hooked on this book as I did. Tell me what you think about this cover on the comments I would love to hear from you.

Synopsis: 
You know that feeling in the pit of your stomach that stays with you, then tears you apart slowly at first, and all at once shreds every fiber of your being? 

It’s because you're contradicting the universe. 

Everything lines up so perfectly that you couldn't have imagined it to work out better, but then you have to go and do everything humanly possible to ruin it because you can’t stand to have it go right? 

That’s what I did. 

I did it because there’s a darkness that surrounds me, and I think I want it there. 

My name is Tate McKenna, and my soul is blacker than my heart.




Thursday, December 11, 2014

H2O / The Rain

Book Review


Title: H2O/ The Rain  
Author: Virginia Bergin
Date Published: July 17, 2014
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Page Count: 384
Rating: ★★★


What The Book is About:
.27 is a number Ruby hates.
It's a number that marks the percentage of the population that has survived. It's a number that means she's one of the "lucky" few still standing. And it's a number that says her father is probably dead.
Against all odds, Ruby has survived the catastrophic onset of the killer rain. Two weeks after the radio started broadcasting the warning, "It's in the rain. It's fatal and there's no cure," the drinkable water is running out. Ruby's left with two options: persevere on her own, or embark on a treacherous journey across the country to find her father-if he's even still alive.

My Thoughts on The Book:
Let me start off by saying that when I read the synopsis I really like the concept of the book, and I really wanted to like it. I mean what is scarier than poisoned water, since most of us take it for granted every day ( I know I do). But unfortunately I didn't enjoy this book as much as I wanted to. I went into it with high hopes but unfortunately the main character Ruby is just so annoying, and lets just say her priorities are not where they're suppose to be. I know she is only 15 years old but I feel like the author made her very childish in a situation which should have made the character mature. One thing I did like was the lack of romance it was like a breath of fresh air, also Darius one of the other survivors I really connected with his character. All in all I don't think i will continue with this series. I felt like it had so much potential and the author did not take advantage of it. I hardly write bad reviews on my blog but Ruby o Ruby made me want to fling the book at the wall. Also this book has two different titles in the US is called H2O, I'm not sure where it's called The Rain.




Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #5

Waiting on Wednesday #5



Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill At Breakingthespine in which we spotlight a new release we can't wait to get our hands on!



Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)
Author: Sarah J. Mass
Expected Release Date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children
Page Count: 432


Synopsis: 
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.


My Thoughts:
I chose this book just because it sounds AMAZING  and the cover is gorgeous! When I read the first sentence of the synopsis I thought it might be a retelling, but as I kept reading it just got more intriguing and it just sounds perfect! I love fantasies and this book sounds like a perfect fantasy I mean its about fairies! I have to admit I'm going to preorder this book as soon as possible. I have never read anything by Mass ( yes I know shameful book confession lol) but I have heard nothing but good things of her writing. I definitely want to get my hands on her other books as well.  What book are you looking forward to? leave a comment below I would love to hear from you!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday #4

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #4

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breakingthespine in which we spotlight a new release we can't wait to get our hands on.


Title: Fairest ( The Lunar Chronicles 3.5)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Expected Release Date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Page Count: 256


Synopsis: 
In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now. 

Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series


Why I Cant Wait to Get my Hands on this Book:
When I first heard that Winter's release date was moved from November 2014 to November 2015  because there was a Queen Levana Novella coming out I wasn't too happy, I just wanted to know what happens to the characters I had grown to love. But now I think about it and I would love to know what is behind the glamour how Queen Levana actually looks. I also can't wait to find out what happened to her that made her become so evil. This book is going to be so good! I love reading the villains side of the story. I cant wait to have this book in my hands even if it means waiting a little longer for the completion of the Lunar Chronicles. What book are you looking forward to? let me know in the comments I would love to hear from you.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December 2014 New Releases

December New Releases



These are some of the young adult December Releases I'm looking the most forward to. I can't believe the year is almost over. What books are you looking forward to? let me know in the comment section! All these books have amazing covers!





Title: No Place to Fall 
Author: Jaye Robin Brown
Expected Release Date: December 9, 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
Page Count: 368

Synopsis:
Amber Vaughn is a good girl. She sings solos at church, babysits her nephew after school, and spends every Friday night hanging out at her best friend Devon’s house. It’s only when Amber goes exploring in the woods near her home, singing camp songs with the hikers she meets on the Appalachian Trail, that she feels free—and when the bigger world feels just a little bit more in reach.

When Amber learns about an audition at the North Carolina School of the Arts, she decides that her dream—to sing on bigger stages—could also be her ticket to a new life. Devon’s older (and unavailable) brother, Will, helps Amber prepare for her one chance to try out for the hypercompetitive arts school. But the more time Will and Amber spend together, the more complicated their relationship becomes . . . and Amber starts to wonder if she’s such a good girl, after all.

Then, in an afternoon, the bottom drops out of her family’s world—and Amber is faced with an impossible choice between her promise as an artist and the people she loves. Amber always thought she knew what a good girl would do. But between “right” and “wrong,” there’s a whole world of possibilities

Title: Princess of Thorns
Author: Stacey Jay
Expected Release Date: December 9, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Page Count: 400

Synopsis:
Game of Thrones meets the Grimm's fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty's daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne.

Though she looks like a mere mortal, Princess Aurora is a fairy blessed with enhanced strength, bravery, and mercy yet cursed to destroy the free will of any male who kisses her. Disguised as a boy, she enlists the help of the handsome but also cursed Prince Niklaas to fight legions of evil and free her brother from the ogre queen who stole Aurora's throne ten years ago.

Will Aurora triumph over evil and reach her brother before it's too late? Can Aurora and Niklaas break the curses that will otherwise forever keep them from finding their one true love?

Title: Zodiac
Author: Romina Russell
Expected Release Date: December 9, 2014
Publisher: Razorbill
Page Count: 336

Synopsis:
Rhoma Grace is a 16-year-old student from House Cancer with an unusual way of reading the stars. While her classmates use measurements to make accurate astrological predictions, Rho can’t solve for ‘x’ to save her life—so instead, she looks up at the night sky and makes up stories.

When a violent blast strikes the moons of Cancer, sending its ocean planet off-kilter and killing thousands of citizens—including its beloved Guardian—Rho is more surprised than anyone when she is named the House’s new leader. But, a true Cancerian who loves her home fiercely and will protect her people no matter what, Rho accepts.

Then, when more Houses fall victim to freak weather catastrophes, Rho starts seeing a pattern in the stars. She suspects Ophiuchus—the exiled 13th Guardian of Zodiac legend—has returned to exact his revenge across the Galaxy. Now Rho—along with Hysan Dax, a young envoy from House Libra, and Mathias, her guide and a member of her Royal Guard—must travel through the Zodiac to warn the other Guardians.

But who will believe anything this young novice says? Whom can Rho trust in a universe defined by differences? And how can she convince twelve worlds to unite as one Zodiac?

Title: Suspicion 
Author: Alexandra Morin
Expected Release Date: December 9, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Page Count: 368

Synopsis:
"Take The Princess Diaries and add magic, murder and mystery, and you've got SUSPICION. A delightful read!"—Amy Plum, author of the of the international bestselling Die For Me series

"If Alfred Hitchcock had directed Downton Abbey, the result would have been this book. Alexandra Monir takes us on a gripping, nonstop thrill ride with just the right amount of supernatural and an ending that you definitely won't suspect. I devoured it in one sitting."—Jessica Brody, bestselling author of the Unremembered trilogy


Mysterious. Magnificent. Creepy. Welcome to Rockford Manor.

"There's something hidden in the Maze." Seventeen-year-old Imogen has never forgotten the last words her father said to her seven years ago, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family's English country manor.

Haunted by her parents' deaths, Imogen moves to New York City with her new guardians. But when a letter arrives with the news of her cousin's untimely death, revealing that Imogen is now the only heir left to run the estate, she returns to England and warily accepts her role as duchess.

All is not as it seems at Rockford, and Imogen quickly learns that dark secrets lurk behind the mansion's aristocratic exterior, hinting that the spate of deaths in her family were no accident. And at the center of the mystery is Imogen herself--and Sebastian, the childhood friend she has secretly loved for years. Just what has Imogen walked into?


Title: Now That You're Here
Author: Amy K. Nichols
Expected Release Date: December 9, 2014
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Page Count: 304

Synopsis:
In a parallel universe, the classic bad boy falls for the class science geek.

One minute Danny was running from the cops, and the next, he jolted awake in an unfamiliar body--his own, but different. Somehow, he's crossed into a parallel universe. Now his friends are his enemies, his parents are long dead, and studious Eevee is not the mysterious femme fatale he once kissed back home. Then again, this Eevee--a girl who'd rather land an internship at NASA than a date to the prom--may be his only hope of getting home.

Eevee tells herself she's only helping him in the name of quantum physics, but there's something undeniably fascinating about this boy from another dimension . . . a boy who makes her question who she is, and who she might be in another place and time.

And, coming soon, Duplexity, Part II: While You Were Gone flips this story on its head and tells the tale of the alternate Danny and the alternate Eevee, living in Danny's parallel world.

Title: Winter Falls ( Twin Willows Trilogy#1)
Author: Nicole Maggi
Expected Release Dates: December 22, 2014
Publisher: Medallion Press
Page Count: Not Available :( 

Synopsis:  
Alessia Jacobs is a typical sixteen-year-old, dying to get out of her small town of Twin Willows, Maine. Things look up when a new family comes to town, but when she falls for the hot, mysterious son, Jonah, her life turns upside down. 

Weird visions of transforming into an otherworldly falcon are just the beginning. Soon she learns she’s part of the Benandanti, an ancient cult of warriors with the unique power to separate their souls from their bodies and take on the forms of magnificent animals. 

Alessia never would’ve suspected it, but her boring town is the site of an epic struggle between the Benandanti and the Malandanti to control powerful magic in the surrounding  forest. 

As Alessia is drawn into the Benandanti’s mission, her relationship with Jonah intensifies. When her two worlds collide, Alessia’s forced to weigh choices a sixteen-year-old should never have to make.

Title: This Shattered World ( Starbound #2)
Author: Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Expected Release Date: December 23, 2014
Publisher: Disney- Hyperion
Page Count: 390

Synopsis:
Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met.

Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet's rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents.

Rebellion is in Flynn's blood. Terraforming corporations make their fortune by recruiting colonists to make the inhospitable planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion.

Desperate for any advantage in a bloody and unrelentingly war, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape the rebel base together, caught between two sides of a senseless war.