Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Cover reveal: The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead

It has got a cover!!! The Fiery Heart has got a cover! Wow, and it is so pretty. Just look at it:

The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines, #4)

In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .

But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure—and re-education—looms larger than ever.

Pulses will race throughout this thrilling fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.

Sydney and Adrian! Oh my gosh! Though honestly, I think they should have given him green eyes. But never mind, I still love it. But, this doesn't make the crazy wait for this book any easier. I mean, November 19! C'mon! Couldn't it be like tomorrow or at the latest next weak??! I guess I'll just have to go find my patience, since I think I'll lost it somewhere. 

What do you guys think of the cover?

Cover reveal: Wait For You by J.Lynn

It has happened! The cover for Wait For You by no other than J.Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout) has been revealed!! And it is so pretty! And not only that, but the book has been released! Yes, you read correctly, the book has released early, so you can start reading this right now.

What do early readers have to say about WAIT FOR YOU?
J. Lynn creates a wonderful cast of characters that will make you laugh, swoon, and cry. Cam stole my heart.” – Cora Carmack, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of LOSING IT
“For the love of all that is Cameron without a shirt on! Wait for You will have you laughing out loud, fanning yourself and anxiously waiting to know what will happen next.” – Molly McAdams, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of FROM ASHES and TAKING CHANCES
I don't think I have ever read a NA Contemporary novel with as much depth as this one. It really moved me and by the end I was just speechless over how inspirational and uplifting it was as well as being sexy and cute and funny and emotional.” - K Books

Wait For You is uniquely different from anything else J. Lynn's written but it might possibly be her best work yet.” – Jenuine Cupcakes

For all of you in love with Aiden and Daemon, PREPARE YOURSELVES! Your heart will have to expand a little more for Cam.” Total Bookaholic

For the love of all things CAM, this book deserves more than 5 stars.” – Mundie Moms

I cannot even begin to explain how much I adored this perfectly crafted contemporary.” – Shortie Says

Excited? Ready to see the cover for WAIT FOR YOU? 

Wait For You

Synopsis
Some things are worth waiting for…
Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.
Some things are worth experiencing…
Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.
Some things should never be kept quiet…
But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?
And some things are worth fighting for…

WAIT FOR YOU is available now!

Amazon  |  Barnes and Noble


J. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the adult romance Gamble Brothers’ series, the young adult Lux Series and award winning Covenant Series. She pretty much writes everything—contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. All of her books have one thing in common no matter the name or genre: kissing… and stuff. When she’s not busy writing, which is never, she’s usually hanging out with dog Loki, watching reruns of The Walking Dead, or procrastinating on the Internet. You can find out more about Jennifer by visiting the following websites:


Thursday, 14 February 2013

Swoon Thursday (3) - Valentine's Day special


SWOON is a weekly meme hosted by YA Bound.
From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering. 

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog. We want to know!

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Since it's Valintine's Day today, I thought I would do something special in this SWOON. So I've collected some of my favourite quotes from my favourite book boyfriends to share with you. Be ready to swoon!
Deity (Covenant, #3)
Aiden St. Delphi in Deity
“Because I love you, we share each other’s problems. When we fight, we fight together. I’m going to be by your side no matter what, whether you like it or not. That’s what love is, Alex. You never have to face anything alone again.” 

“You’ll have a piece of my heart – all of it, really. Forever.” 


Obsidian (Lux, #1)Daemon Black in Obsidian
“If she was mine, I'd cherish every inch of her. And I wanted to. Now.” 

“I've always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect." His eyes searched mine intently, and for a moment we stood there toe to toe. "The ones who throw their beauty around, waste what they have? Their beauty is only passing. It's just a shell hiding nothing but shadows and emptiness.” 


Adrian Ivashkov in The Golden Lily
Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)“I tried to be a better person for her– but it was to impress her, to get her to want me. But when I’m around you, I want to be better because… well, because it feels right. Because I want to. You make me want to become something greater than myself. I want to excel. You inspire me in every act, every word, every glance. I look at you, and you’re like… like light made into flesh. […] You have no clue how beautiful you are or how brightly you shine.” 

“You need me? You yell. You want to leave? We go. I'll get you out of here, no matter what.” 


“My name is Ashallyn'darkmyr Tallyn, third son of the Unseelie Court...Let it be known--from this day forth, I vow to protect Meghan Chase, daughter of the Summer King, with my sword, my honor, and my life. Her desires are mine. Her wishes are mine. Should even the world stand against her, my blade will be at her side. And should it fail to protect her, let my own existence be forfeit. This I swear, on my honor, my True Name, and my life. From this day on..." His voice went even softer, but I still heard it as though he whispered it into my ear. "I am yours.”

“You are my heart, my life, my entire existence." 
Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)
James Carstairs in Clockwork Prince
“I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you.” 





Who are you swooning over today? Leave a link to below and let me know!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (14)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week I'm waiting for:

WaitForYouFBcover-1
Wait For You by Jennifer L. Armentrout/ J.Lynn
Release date: March 4.

Some things are worth waiting for…

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…

But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for…



A new NA book by Jennifer L. Armentrout?! Yeeessss! This sounds amazing, and Jen says this is her favourite novel of all those she has written. Well, this only leave me with two words: Gimme now! Fortunately it's going to be published in March, which is like just around the corner! Yayyyy! Okay, I should probably stop fangirling now. ... Gah, I can't waaaaiiit. Also, I can't wait to see the actual cover. I bet it's awesome.

What are you waiting on this week? Leave a link below and let me know :)

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Top Ten Favorite Romances



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week topic is: Top Ten Favorite Romances. 

I love romances in books, it is often my favorite part of the book, especially if it's a forbidden romance. I like so many that it has been rather difficult to only choose ten!

1. Anna and √Čtienne from Anna and the French Kiss: They are just perfect together, and I like that their love is built on friendship. 
“For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” 

Anna and the French KissHalf-Blood (Covenant, #1)

2. Alex and Aiden from the Covenant series: I absolutely love forbidden romances, and this is one of the best. 
“Because I love you, we share each other’s problems. When we fight, we fight together. I’m going to be by your side no matter what, whether you like it or not. That’s what love is, Alex. You never have to face anything alone again. And I get what you’re saying. I don’t agree with it, but I will support you in any way I can.” 

3. Katy and Daemon from the Lux series: These two! They have the best chemistry ever!
“If she was mine, I'd cherish every inch of her. And I wanted to. Now” 

Opal (Lux, #3)Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)

4. Sydney and Adrian from Bloodlines: Sydney and Adrian are so great togehter, they truly understand each other and are always there for the other.
“You need me? You yell. You want to leave? We go. I'll get you out of here, no matter what.” 

5. Meghan and Ash from the Iron Fey series: They would do anything for each other, and they'll do anything to be together, even it means being banished from their home or having to literally go to the end of the world for the other. 
“I have come from the End of the World.... From the River of Dreams, through the gauntlet and the Briar and the Deep Wyld, in order to stand before you today. I have but one request - to take my place at your side. To resume my duty as your knight, and to protect you and your kingdom for as long as I draw breath.” 

6. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice: This is with out doubt one of the most epic romances.
“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” 

7. Samantha and Jase from My Life Next Door: Sam and Jase are so sweet together, and I love that there is absolutely no drama between them. 
“I don't know. I didn't have that choice. But I know what's happening now. And I'm choosing to stay with you.” 

My Life Next DoorSignificance (Significance, #1)

8. Maggie and Caleb from Significance: I have only yet read the first book in the series, but they have the cutest romance. 
“I saw something in you that I couldn't live without. I chose you, inside of me, and you chose me. It's not one sided, it only works when both people choose the other. You are perfect for me in every way.” 

9. Grace and Sam from Shiver: Their romance is so sad, because they both know they have so little time togehter, but at the same time it's so .. beautiful.
“It is possible to be in love with you just because of who you are.” 

10. Tris and Four/Tobias from Divergent: They weren't particularly romantic or anything, but I liked how well they fit together and how alike they are. They were just perfect for each other. 
“I might be in love with you." He smiles a little. "I'm waiting until I'm sure to tell you, though.” 


What are your top ten favorite romances? Leave a link below and let me know.

Friday, 8 February 2013

The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead

The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2)
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Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

Sydney would love to go to college, but instead, she’s been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm Springs, California–tasked with protecting Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who want to throw the Moroi court into civil war. Formerly in disgrace, Sydney is now praised for her loyalty and obedience, and held up as the model of an exemplary Alchemist.

But the closer she grows to Jill, Eddie, and especially Adrian, the more she finds herself questioning her age–old Alchemist beliefs, her idea of family, and the sense of what it means to truly belong. Her world becomes even more complicated when magical experiments show Sydney may hold the key to prevent becoming Strigoi—the fiercest vampires, the ones who don’t die. But it’s her fear of being just that—special, magical, powerful—that scares her more than anything. Equally daunting is her new romance with Brayden, a cute, brainy guy who seems to be her match in every way. Yet, as perfect as he seems, Sydney finds herself being drawn to someone else—someone forbidden to her.

When a shocking secret threatens to tear the vampire world apart, Sydney’s loyalties are suddenly tested more than ever before. She wonders how she's supposed to strike a balance between the principles and dogmas she's been taught, and what her instincts are now telling her.

Should she trust the Alchemists—or her heart?



My thoughts

I've had a difficult time writing a review for this book (seriously, it has taken me forever), because I'm so overly excited by it. This was even better than Bloodlines, and I really liked that book. But not this. No, I LOVE this book! I don't think I'll be able to properly express myself and do this book justice, but I shall do my best. 

First of all, this book opens up only a few weeks from when Bloodlines ended. I gotta say that I prefer, when there's isn't too wide a time gab between books in a series. Anyway, things are a bit calm right now, even though Bloodlines left Sydney with a lot of questions. Is there something special about her blood? Can humans really wield magic? And is everything the Alchemists say true? Sydney seeks the answers, but she might not like what she find. I liked that she begins to question the Alchemist's beliefs, even though she is also reminded what happens to those who defy them and get too close to vampires. Sydney mentioned re-education center in the last book, and TGL gives a glimpse of what that means. Doesn't seem very nice. I certainly don't hope Sydney will somehow end up there!

Sydney was finally starting to feel comfortable around vampires (and especially a certain person), and I really, really liked that. She's slowly starting to break free from those patterns she was raised in. She still has everybody else interest at heart, and ultimately it's this I think will break her loose and fully embrace who she really is.
Once again, Sydney gave me an easy laugh. She is now expanding her social interactions to.. dating! Man, I was laughing so hard at times. She hasn't got a clue about anything. Which also explains why she doesn't get all the hints from that certain someone, though they were very obvious. I feel a need to mention Brayden here, who I'm sure is a very good guy, but also possibly the most boring guy! Most of all, he was so comical.
Anyway, I think it gave Sydney a good perspective of how a relationship should be, when she experiences the real thing.

Jill was much improved in this; she was more mature and thought a lot about her actions and the possible consequenses. I really liked her in this. And with her we also get to see some interesting side effects of the bond she shares with Adrian.

Speaking of. Adrian! He continued the growth he had going in Bloodlines, which is so great, because he is so much more than that facade he has put of for everyone. At heart he is an amazing guy, and Sydney brings out the best in him and gives him courage to be this better, stronger person he is. Ah, I loved Adrian in this book. And now I think I'll stop talking more about him, or I'll go crazy fangirling. 

There was a lot more emotional tension in this, which I'm a total sucker for. So what Bloodlines lacked was definitely made up for in The Golden Lily. I can't wait to see what The Indigo Spell will bring. Especially with that ending. Oh my gosh! I think my eyes popped out of my head when I read it, and then I was like nooooo, how could you do that?! Whyyyyyy?! Okay, I know why, but still..

Overall, as you might have noticed, I loved this book. It has reach my all-time-favourites list (and that is kind of hard to get on). Now I'll just go to anxiously wait for The Indigo Spell. 

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Swoon Thursday (2) - Divergent



SWOON is a weekly meme hosted by YA Bound.
From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering. 

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog. We want to know!


I just finished Divergent last night (yeah, I know I'm way behind), but nonetheless Four made me totally swoon. If you haven't yet read the book, this may be a bit spoilery.


Divergent (Divergent, #1)

“I have something I need to tell you," he says. I run my fingers along the tendons in his hands and look back at him. "I might be in love with you." He smiles a little. "I'm waiting until I'm sure to tell you, though."
"That's sensible of you," I say, smiling too. "We should find some paper so you can make a list or a chart or something."
I feel his laughter against my side, his nose sliding along my jaw, his lips pressing my ear.
"Maybe I'm already sure," he says, "and I just don't want to frighten you."
I laugh a little. "Then you should know better."
"Fine," he says. "Then I love you.” 


*Sigh* I think Four has just secured himself a spot as my new book boyfriend. 

Who has made you swoon this week? Leave a link below, or just leave the quote in the comment below.


Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (13)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week I'm waiting for:
Blurred (Kissed by Death, #2)

Blurred by Tara Fuller
Release date: July 2.

Cash is haunted by things. Hungry, hollow things. They only leave him alone when Anaya, Heaven’s beautiful reaper, is around. Cash has always been good with girls, but Anaya isn’t like the others. She’s dead. And with his deteriorating health, Cash might soon be as well.

Anaya never breaks the rules, but the night of the fire she recognized part of Cash’s soul—and doomed him to something worse than death. Cash’s soul now resides in an expired body, making him a shadow walker—a rare, coveted being that can walk between worlds. A being creatures of the underworld would do anything to get their hands on.

The lines between life and death are blurring, and Anaya and Cash find themselves falling helplessly over the edge. Trapped in a world where the living don’t belong, can Cash make it out alive?



I just finished Inbetween, which is the first book in this companion series, and I really liked Fuller's writing and the world she has created. This one features Cash and Anaya's story, and I was very intrigued by both in Inbetween, so I'm looking forward to reading their story in BlurredAnd isn't the cover just gorgeous?


The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3)Okay, now I just feel like mentioning that there's less than a week to the release of The Indigo Spell. Eep! Can't wait. Yeah, I know that was my last week's WOW, but I'm so excited! I'm seriously counting the days, one by one.



What are you waiting for this week? Leave a link below and let me know :)

Friday, 1 February 2013

Feature and Follow (2)

Gain New Blog Followers

Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Go to either blog to see the rules for participation. 

Q: What is the first thing you would do if you woke up to find yourself in your favorite book?

A: Well, since my current favourite book is Anna and the French Kiss I would go find St. Clair and let him show me Paris, starting with Point Zero.