Tuesday, January 27, 2015

January Book Haul

Welcome Back,
Today I am going to show you all the book I got in January. Most of these were bought off bookoutlet,because they had so many amazing deals this month and the end of last month, and some where bought at Barnes and Nobel. By each picture will be a title and author of each book shown.

1. Ghost By Danielle Steel
2.Everyday By David Levithan
3. This song will save your life By Leila Sales
4.To all the boys Ive loved before By Jenny Han
5.The face on the milk carton By Caroline B. Cooney
6.What happened to Janie By Caroline B. Cooney
7.The Voice on the Radio By Caroline B. Cooney
8.Seige and Storm By Leigh Bardugo
9.The girl who Circumnavigatedfairyland in the ship of her own making By Catherynne M. Valente
10.The girl who fell beneath fairyland and led the revels there 11.By Catherynne M. Valente
12.City of Bones By Cassandra Clare
13.City of Glass By Cassandra Clare
14.City of lost souls By Cassandra Clare
15. Uwholly By Neal Shusterman
16.Chosen at Nightfall By C.C. Hunter
17. Before I Die By Jenny Downham
18.Plus One By Elizabeth Fama
19.Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close By Jonathan Safran Foer
20.Charm and Strange Stephanie Kuehn
21.FanGirl By Rainbow Rowell
22.How to be bad By E. Lockhart
23.Uglies By Scott Westerfeld
24.Pretties By Scott Westerfeld
25.Specials By Scott Westerfeld
26.Extras By Scott Westerfeld
27.Clockwork Prince By Cassandra Clare
28.Not a drop to drink By Mindy McGinnis
29.The kiss of deception By Mary E, Pearson
30.Outlander By Diana Gabaldon
31.Dragonfly in amber By Diana Gabaldon
32.Voyager By Diana Gabaldon
33.Drums of autumn By Diana Gabaldon
34.The fiery cross By Diana Gabaldon
35.A breathe of snow and ashes By Diana Gabaldon
36.An echo in the bone By Diana Gabaldon

If you see any you would like me to review or one that I should definitely be starting right away, leave me a comment down below. Hope everyone had a great reading month and check back soon for my January Wrap Up.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Me Earl and the Dying Girl By Jesse Andrews

Me Earl and the Dying Girl
By Jesse Andrews

Published: May 7,2013
Publisher: Amulet Paperbacks
Pages: 304

ISBN: 1419705326
Buy Me * Goodreads

 Up until senior year, Greg has maintained total social invisibility. He only has one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time—when not playing video games and avoiding Earl’s terrifying brothers— making movies, their own versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Greg would be the first one to tell you his movies are f*@$ing terrible, but he and Earl don’t make them for other people. Until Rachel.
Rachel has leukemia, and Greg’s mom gets the genius idea that Greg should befriend her. Against his better judgment and despite his extreme awkwardness, he does. When Rachel decides to stop treatment, Greg and Earl must abandon invisibility and make a stand. It’s a hilarious, outrageous, and truthful look at death and high school by a prodigiously talented debut author.

My Review:
I really liked this book when I read it. The story was written really well and it was such a quick read. I read this last year and I can honestly say I don't remember much about it. This is going to be a short review but it is a good book and very enjoyable its just not a memorable book. I recommend it to anyone there is no reason not you to. You will end the book feeling pleased, it is also a great book for getting someone out of a reading slump.

My Rating:

Why We Broke Up By Daniel Handler

Why We Broke Up
Written By Daniel Handler
Art By Maira Kalman

Published: December 3,2013
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 354
ISBN: 0316127264

Buy Me * Goodreads

I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.

Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.

My Review:
I loved loved loved this book. It is so easy to relate to. If you have ever broken up with someone who deserved it then you basically have lived this book. I really enjoyed how all the illustrations  sent the reader deeper into the relationship that has unfolded. The book takes you from the very beginning and you fall in love with the relationship only to find out at the end what the point of the book was. It reminded me of a real relationship, while you are in it you don't know how, why or if it will end but when it does that's it, its over. Same with the book. Nothing bad to say, just a really fun fast read that everyone should enjoy.

My Rating:

Unspoken & Untold By Sarah Rees Brennan

By Sarah Rees Brennan

Published: September 10,2013
Publisher: Ember
Pages; 400
ISBN: 0375871039

Buy Me * Goodreads

Kami Glass loves someone she's never met . . . a boy she's talked to in her head ever since she was born. She didn't spend her childhood silent about her imaginary friend, and is thus a bit of an outsider in the sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale. Still, she has a best friend, runs the popular school newspaper, and is only occasionally caught talking to herself. Her life is in order, just the way she likes it, despite the voice in her head. 

But all that changes when the Lynburns return. . . .

By Sarah Rees Brennan

Published: August 26, 2014
Publisher: Ember
Pages: 367
ISBN: 0375871047

Buy Me * Goodreads

A modern, magical twist on the Gothic romance and girl detective genres, the Lynburn Legacy books will appeal to fans of both Beautiful Creaturesand the Mortal Instruments series. Reviewers have praised the take-charge heroine and the spellbinding romance.

It’s time to choose sides. . . .

On the surface, Sorry-in-the-Vale is a sleepy little town. But Kami Glass knows the truth. Sorry-in-the-Vale is full of magic. In the old days, the Lynburn family ruled with fear, terrifying the people into submission by killing human sacrifices for blood and power. Now the Lynburns are back, and Rob Lynburn is gathering sorcerers so the town can return to the old ways.

But Rob and his followers aren’t the only sorcerers around. The town must make a decision: pay the blood sacrifice, or fight. For Kami, this means more than just choosing between good and evil. With her link to Jared Lynburn severed, she’s now free to love whomever she chooses. But who should that be?

My Review:
I didn't like this series one bit. There is another novel but I will not be buying or reading it. I read Unspoken last year and didn't enjoy it until the end of the novel and this year I tried Untold and just disliked it all over again. The characters are not easy to relate to and I just can't get into the story at all. I forced myself to read Unspoken but when it came to Untold I found I was asking myself "who cares?" while reading. I took this as a bad sign put the book down and moved on. I still have no remorse over not finishing this book or this series. Truth is i didn't care about the characters or the story. I think the main issue I have with this book is the characters. They are in high school and it being a YA novel I expect them to be young but the author just made them feel too young and I couldn't stand them. I think this review was more rant than review (sorry) but I can't really give a decent review, I didn't finish the book. I will say if you still want to try this series, despite everything I have written, read the first book and if you are bored or annoyed in anyway. Put the book down and call it a loss because it doesn't get better.

My Rating:

Cinder By Marissa Meyer

By Marissa Meyer

Published: January 3, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 390
ISBN: 0312641893

Buy Me * Goodreads

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. 

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

My Review:
In this Cinderella retelling, our main character Cinder is a cyborg. I liked this retelling a lot. The characters are so easy to relate and get attached to. The only issue I had the story was that I found it really predictable. Although I was able to predict many of the big " oh wow" moments I still really enjoyed the story and seeing how these moments came to be. I am going to be reading Scarlet very soon and I can not wait to continue on with this series and see what everyone is raving about.

My Rating:

The Program By Suzanne Young

The Program 
By Suzanne Young

Published:  March 4, 2014
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 432
ISBN: 1442445815

Buy Me * Goodreads

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

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

And The Program is coming for them.

My Review:
I really enjoyed reading this. I love the idea of the story line.  The whole time while reading this I was rooting for Sloane and James to beat the odds, that may be the best part about this novel is how gripping it is. The author had a brilliant way of sucking you into the story and making it feel as if it was your life and you were going through these hardships. From beginning to end the reader is enticed into the story and it is so hard to put down this novel. I recently just found out that this is a duology and I plan on reading not only the second novel but also the novellas that going along with it. I liked this novel that much.

My Rating:

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday

Most Anticipated 2015 Debuts:


Goodreads * Buy Me
Released: January 13, 2015
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 366


Goodreads * Buy Me
Released: January 6, 2015
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages: 416
ISBN: 1419712292


Goodreads * Buy Me
Released: January 6, 2015
Publisher: Del Rey
Pages: 464
ISBN: 0345539818


Goodreads * Buy Me
Released: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 288
ISBN: 006231050X


Goodreads * Buy Me
Released: February 10, 2015
Publisher: Orion
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1409151174


Goodreads * Buy Me
Released: April 14, 2015
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co
Pages: 336
ISBN: 1627790276


Goodreads * Buy Me
Released: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1250060559

8. Winter By Marissa Meyer ( No cover yet )
                                                Goodreads * Buy Me
                                                Released: November 24, 2015
                                                Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
                                                Pages: Unknown
                                                ISBN: 0312642989


Goodreads * Buy Me
Released: April 7, 2015
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0399256946



Released: September 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: Unknown
ISBN: Unknown

Sunday, January 4, 2015

House of Ivy and Sorrow By Natalie Whipple

House of Ivy and Sorrow
By Natalie Whipple

Published: April 5, 2014
Publisher: Harperteen
Pages: 360
ISNB: 0062120182

Buy Me * Goodreads

Josephine Hemlock has spent the last 10 years hiding from the Curse that killed her mother. But when a mysterious man arrives at her ivy-covered, magic-fortified home, it’s clear her mother’s killer has finally come to destroy the rest of the Hemlock bloodline. Before Jo can even think about fighting back, she must figure out who she’s fighting in the first place. The more truth Jo uncovers, the deeper she falls into witchcraft darker than she ever imagined. Trapped and running out of time, she begins to wonder if the very Curse that killed her mother is the only way to save everyone she loves.

My Review:
This was a really fun and super quick read. It was such an original story as far as the magic goes. I loved the way the magic was used and the means about getting it. The story is very gripping, I was immediately attached to most of the characters, although there were some that were just unmemorable to me I still liked them all while reading. I gave this book 4 stars because of the ending, I didn't like how easily everything wrapped up. I wish there would have been more of an ending to the main problem. It was just too simple for me. It is a really wonderful standalone novel and a great read for anyone who loves to magic and a hint of romance.

My Rating: