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Waiting On Wednesday: Ignite me by Tahereh Mafi

Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3) 
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"
Juliette now knows she may be the only one who can stop the Reestablishment. But to take them down, she'll need the help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as they work together, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew-about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam-was wrong.
In Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi created a captivating and original story that combined 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." The sequel, Unravel Me, blew readers away with heart-racing twists and turns, and New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia said it was "dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense." Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and climactic end.
Hello, Sara (formally known on here as Sierra) here this week :) So why am I so excited for Ignite me? The first two books in this series were incredible! Tahereh Mafi has this way of writing that just captivates you and her writing style is totally unique. I'm so excited for this book and scared at the same time. I don't want the series to end! Still, I'm on the edge of my seat waiting to find out the ending. Unfortunately I have to wait until February :/ Until then I might just sit here and stare at the gorgeous cover :)

Deception by C.J Redwine Book Review

Deception (Defiance, #2) Baalboden has been ravaged. The brutal Commander's whereabouts are unknown. And Rachel, grief stricken over her father's death, needs Logan more than ever. With their ragged group of survivors struggling to forge a future, it's up to Logan to become the leader they need—with Rachel by his side. Under constant threat from rival Carrington's army, who is after the device that controls the Cursed One, the group decides to abandon the ruins of their home and take their chances in the Wasteland.

But soon their problems intensify te
nfold: someone—possibly inside their ranks—is sabotaging the survivors, picking them off one by one. The chaos and uncertainty of each day puts unbearable strain on Rachel and Logan, and it isn't long before they feel their love splintering. Even worse, as it becomes clear that the Commander will stop at nothing to destroy them, the band of survivors begins to question whether the price of freedom may be too great—and whether, hunted by their enemies and the murderous traitor in their midst, they can make it out of the Wasteland alive. 
In this daring sequel to Defiance, with the world they once loved forever destroyed, Rachel and Logan must decide between a life on the run and standing their ground to fight.

Pulse by Patrick Carman Book Review

From New York Times bestselling author Patrick Carman, a teen fantasy-adventure of epic proportions. In 2051, some teens have a “pulse,” the power to move objects with their minds. Compulsively readable, with thrilling action scenes and a tender love story.
The year is 2051, and the world is still recognizable. With the help of her mysterious classmate Dylan Gilmore, Faith Daniels discovers that she can move objects with her mind. This telekinetic ability is called a “pulse,” and Dylan has the talent, too.
In riveting action scenes, Faith demonstrates her ability to use her pulse against a group of telekinesis masters so powerful they will flatten their enemies by uprooting street lights, moving boulders, and changing the course of a hurtling hammer so that it becomes a deadly weapon. But even with great talent, the mind—and the heart—can be difficult to control. If Faith wants to join forces with Dylan and save the world, she’ll have to harness the power of both. Patrick Carman’s Pulse trilogy is a stunning, action-filled triumph about the power of the mind—and the power of love.

Stacking The Shelves #36

Hey guys Sierra here :) I'm doing the STS today. I feel kinda bad, this week wasn't very booky haha. I'm usually pretty careful with my money so if I buy a book it's either one I've heard was good that was cheap or one that I loved tons and had to buy. So if I don't get any review copies then it's usually a dorky little bunch from the library. :/

Infinityglass by Myra McEntire -I enjoyed the first book and the second book was interesting too. I'm hoping that this makes a good ending to the Hourglass series. I am a little concerned about another set of POVs for this book but I'm still hoping!

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini - I read the first five chapters in a sampler and I'm really dying to know what happens. I'm also a fan of greek mythology so that's a plus too :)

Soulbound by Heather Brewer -This one will be a reread, I'm hoping to get my hands on the second book soon and wanted to refresh my memory. This is a really exciting book and I enjoyed it :)

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie - I'm leading a homeschool literature club this school year and this is the first book we will be reading and discussing.

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell - I've been meaning to get around to this book for forever. It's had a lot of hype :) I'm really excited to start it and I just love the cover, so cute!

What did you guys get this week?

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis Book Review

Regret was for people with nothing to defend, people who had no water.

Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty, or doesn't leave at all.

Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. Having a life means dedicating it to survival, and the constant work of gathering wood and water. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand.

But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing: strangers. The mysterious footprints by the pond, nighttime threats, and gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won’t stop until they get it….

With evocative, spare language and incredible drama, danger, and romance, debut author Mindy McGinnis depicts one girl’s journey in a barren world not so different than our own.
Source: ALA
Page Count: 320

Waiting on Wednesday: The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

In the tradition of Kristin Cashore and Cassandra Clare comes this brilliant, unputdownable, star-crossed romance about the curse of winning. Seventeen-year-old Kestrel is an aristocratic citizen of Valoria, a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers. Here, a girl like Kestrel has two choices: join the military or get married. Despite her skills in military strategy, Kestrel’s real passion is music.Which is why she feels compelled to buy Arin, a slave with a talent for singing, at auction. It’s not long before she finds herself falling in love with Arin, and he seems to feel the same for her. But Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for Arin is much higher than she ever could have imagined. Set in a new world, The Winner’s Curse is a story of wicked rumors, dirty secrets, and games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

There are too many good things to say about this book. Seriously.

First of all, the cover is so beautiful, it brings me to tears! (Did you notice the girl is holding the "R"? I KNOW, RIGHT???)

 Secondly, let's just go over that first line again. "In the tradition of Kristin Cashore and Cassandra Clare." OH I could die of happiness. The synopsis sounds amazing and it's already getting some pretty solid reviews on Goodreads. Just about the only bad thing you can say about this book is that it doesn't come out until March 2014. But that's ok. I can be patient....relatively patient...sorta patient...who am I kidding...I NEED IT NOW!!! (please)

Oh hello there! My name is Emily, though some of you may know me as the Bookie Monster. As the name would suggest, I devour books like the Cookie Monster devours cookies. In my spare time, I like to bake cookies (and devour those as well) and dream about taking over the world. As if my book obsession wasn't life consuming enough,

I work in the children's room at my local library and I am currently a sophomore in college majoring in English. It's safe to say I'm a bit of a book fanatic. I discreetly shed a few tears on my eleventh birthday when I did not receive my Hogwarts acceptance letter and I waited seven hours outside in the rain just to get a good seat at the Hunger Games midnight premiere. I'm terrified of blood and Disney movies make me cry (in a good way). My passions include hippos, hugs, and Hans Zimmer…and uh,long walks on the beach. I'm just a normal girl w
ith a slightly abnormal and frightfully expensive obsession. Nice to meet you!

The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle Book Review

The Infinite Moment of UsFor as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: Pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now... not so much. Wren needs to honor her own desires, but how can she if she doesn’t even know what they are?

Charlie Parker, on the othe
r hand, is painfully aware of his heart’s desire. A gentle boy with a troubled past, Charlie has loved Wren since the day he first saw her. But a girl like Wren would never fall for a guy like Charlie—at least not the sort of guy Charlie believes himself to be.

And yet certain things are written in the stars. And in the summer after high school, Wren and Charlie’s souls will collide. But souls are complicated, as are the bodies that house them...

Sexy, romantic, and oh-so-true to life, this is an unforgettable look at first love from one of young adult fiction’s greatest writers.
Pages: 336
Source: ALA

Stacking the Shelves #35

Hello everybody! ^__^ Today, instead of Montana's usual StS, you guys are stuck with me :p Here are the goodies I got this week :D


For Review:

Pantomime by Laura Lam - I got this as an ARC a while back from NetGalley, and I ended up falling in love with the world and that cover. Plus, it was on sale :D

Greta and the Goblin King by Greta Jacobs - I didn't completely fall for Isaac, the Goblin King, here, but I loved the adventure! And again, used book sale!

Gravity by Melissa West - Not only have I heard tons of great things about Gravity, but it's cover is also gorgeous! And ALIENS!

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick - Usually this is the type of book I avoid, but I've heard so much about it. Even my fellow co-blogger Sierra recommended this!

In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters - People always tell me to try historical fiction, so I finally picked one up! It has a bit of magic in it, but it looks super creepy (:

Impostor by Susanne Winnacker - I love the science-y idea of the book, and the action-mystery that seems to follow it! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Crash into You by Katie McGarry - I was one of the few who didn't enjoy Pushing the Limits as much & thought that Dare You To was actually better written. I really had thought that Beth & Isaiah would have ended up together though, so I'm definitely looking forward to reading this (:

How to Love by Katie Cotugno - This book has been on my wishlist for so long, and now I finally have the chance to read it :D Hopefully it's the amazing, heart-wrenching read I've been told it was.

Find Me by Romily Bernard - So. Reviewers have talked about the hackers/programmers, twists, creepiness and kick-ass heroines. How could I not read this?

What did you all get this week? Link me up! I'd love to know!

Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young Book Review and Giveaway

Just Like Fate

Caroline is at a crossroads. Her grandmother is sick, maybe dying. Like the rest of her family, Caroline's been at Gram's bedside since her stroke. With the pressure building, all Caroline wants to do is escape--both her family and the reality of Gram's failing health. So when Caroline's best friend offers to take her to a party one fateful Friday night, she must choose: stay by Gram's side, or go to the party and live her life.
The consequence of this one decision will split Caroline's fate into two separate paths--and she's about to live them both.
Friendships are tested and family drama hits an all-new high as Caroline attempts to rebuild old relationships, and even make a few new ones. If she stays, her longtime crush, Joel, might finally notice her, but if she goes, Chris, the charming college boy, might prove to be everything she's ever wanted.
Though there are two distinct ways for her fate to unfold, there is only one happy ending...
Source: ALA
Page Count: 304 pages

Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep Book Review

Here we go again … Just when it seems life at Mythos Academy can’t get any more dangerous, the Reapers of Chaos manage to prove me wrong. It was just a typical night at the Library of Antiquities — until a Reaper tried to poison me. The good news is I’m still alive and kicking. The bad news is the Reaper poisoned someone else instead. As Nike’s Champion, everyone expects me to lead the charge against the Reapers, even though I’m still hurting over what happened with Spartan warrior Logan Quinn. I’ve got to get my hands on the antidote fast — otherwise, an innocent person will die. But the only known cure is hidden in some creepy ruins — and the Reapers are sure to be waiting for me there …

Waiting on Wednesday: Avalon by Mindee Arnett

Avalon A ragtag group of teenage mercenaries who crew the spaceship Avalon stumble upon a conspiracy that could threaten the entire galaxy in this fascinating and fast-paced sci-fi adventure from author Mindee Arnett.
Of the various star systems that make up the Confederation, most lie thousands of light-years from First Earth-and out here, no one is free. The agencies that govern the Confederation are as corrupt as the crime bosses who patrol it, and power is held by anyone with enough greed and ruthlessness to claim it. That power is derived from one thing: metatech, the devices that allow people to travel great distances faster than the speed of light.
Jeth Seagrave and his crew of teenage mercenaries have survived in this world by stealing unsecured metatech, and they're damn good at it. Jeth doesn't care about the politics or the law; all he cares about is earning enough money to buy back his parents' ship, Avalon, from his crime-boss employer and getting himself and his sister, Lizzie, the heck out of Dodge. But when Jeth finds himself in possession of information that both the crime bosses and the government are willing to kill for, he is going to have to ask himself how far he'll go to get the freedom he's wanted for so long.
Avalon is the perfect fit for teens new to sci-fi as well as seasoned s
ci-fi readers looking for more books in the YA space-and a great match for fans of Joss Whedon's cult hit show Firefly.

I've always been interested in stories set in space, but this one sounds even more amazing! The idea of mercenaries and metatech definitely makes it seem like Avalon will be an action packed read. I can't wait!

Ever since Rachael ended up with Nancy Drew book in my hands, Rachael has been obsessed with the written word! Outside of reading and blogging, Rachael also spends time playing
 three instruments, giggling excessively, eating good food and watching good movies. Currently Rachael lives in Northern California with her family and two rabbits.

How My Summer Went Up In Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski Book Review

How My Summer Went Up in Flames First she lost her heart. Then she lost her mind. And now she’s on a road trip to win back her ex. This debut novel’s packed with drama and romance!
Rosie’s always been impulsive. She didn’t intend to set her cheating ex-boyfriend’s car on fire. And she never thought her attempts to make amends could be considered 
stalking. So when she’s served with a temporary restraining order on the first day of summer vacation, she’s heartbroken—and furious.
To put distance between Rosie and her ex, Rosie’s parents send her on a cross-country road trip with responsible, reliable neighbor Matty and his two friends. Forget freedom of the road, Rosie wants to hitchhike home and win back her ex. But her determination starts to dwindle with each passing mile. Because Rosie’s spark of anger? It may have just ignited a romance with someone new…
Source: ALA
Page Count: 307 pages

Reader's Choice Recommendations

Hi everyone! I'm going to start doing Reader's Choice Reviews at least once a month (if not more), I'll read and review a book picked from the recommendations I get. The only guideline is that the book has to be young adult. If it's not yet out, I might not have the book, but I'll try to get a copy as soon I'm able to.

I'm so excited to do this and hopefully find some amazing titles! I also will try to read and review every book recommended to me eventually :) Thank you!

Which Cover? #8

Hi everyone! There hasn't seemed to be too many cover changes lately, but here are the ones I've seen:

The Innocents by Lili Peloquin

The Innocents (The Innocents, #1)The Innocents

My Thoughts: Older- It better reflects the mystery in the plot and I like how it depicts the two sisters. I think the newer cover is kind of weird and doesn't tell you much about the book.

From What I Remember by Stacey Kramer and Valerie Thomas

From What I Remember...From What I Remember

My Thoughts: Older- It's more dramatic and I think their poses are awesome. The new cover seems kind of bland to me.

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Naturals

My Thoughts: Newer- This book isn't out yet, so it's just a cover change pre-release, but I like the new cover design a lot better. It's so unique and really stands out :)

Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Just One Day (Just One Day, #1)Just One Day

My Thoughts: Both- I think both covers are gorgeous! I love the covers for the newer one, but the older one is also super intriguing.

Which covers do you like better? :)

Stacking the Shelves #34 (The Emily Edition)

Oh well hello there! I bet you were expecting Montana to share with you what books she got this week. WELL SURPRISE!!! Today you're stuck with me! (But don't worry, I like to buy books too!)

I have to forewarn you that my birthday is coming up and I went a little crazy at the bookstore and ended up buying an early birthday gift to myself. (BAD EMILY!) There were a lot of books I had recently read that I didn't actually own so...yeah. I might have gotten a little too excited with the money.

So here is what I've collected over the past couple of weeks.

New on my Nook:

Goddess by Josephine Angelini- I bought a whole bunch of books that I had recently finished and let me tell you, this book rocked...of course I needed the complete series on my shelf!

Sever by Lauren DeStefano- Another third book in a trilogy that blew me away...and it is also green. Weird.

Shadows in the Silence by Courtney Allison Moulton- I'm beginning to sense a theme here. A green book that just happens to be the final book in a trilogy! I've finished this one yet, but I'm reading it right now and it's definitely keeping me on the edge of my seat.

Requiem by Lauren Oliver- I still can't but help feeling conflicted about this book, but it definitely deserved a spot on my shelves!

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis- I promise this is the last green book....and though I still can't get over the fact that she changed the covers, I needed this book!

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier- Saw this book on Amazon for super cheap and I couldn't resist! I'm so hooked to this series all of a sudden, I tried watching the movie in German. Didn't work out so great, but I'm still so ecstatic for the third book in the series to come out!

Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike- I love the fact that this book is a retelling of the Scarlet Pimpernel. Can't wait to see how she pulls this off!

Spellcaster by Claudia Gray-I love witches and I love Claudia Gray. Easy enough!

The Elite by Kiera Cass- This book was crazy (in a good way?), and the covers for this series are so gorgeous, I needed both of them!

Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard- I've heard so many good things about this series, I need to get started on it!

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger- A lot of my children patrons at the library talk about this book so I thought it was high time I got started on it.

Slide by Jill Hathaway- This book hasn't always gotten the best reviews, but the idea sounds awesome and it was a really cheap ebook!

Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer- Another ebook deal that I couldn't resist! Just recently read this author's other book in one reading session so I'm sure this one will be good as well. 

So many little time.

What did you get this week? I'd love to visit your Stacking The Shelves.

Oh hello there! My name is Emily, though some of you may know me as the Bookie Monster. As the name would suggest, I devour books like the Cookie Monster devours cookies. In my spare time, I like to bake cookies (and devour those as well) and dream about taking over the world. As if my book obsession wasn't life consuming enough,

I work in the children's room at my local library and I am currently a sophomore in college majoring in English. It's safe to say I'm a bit of a book fanatic. I discreetly shed a few tears on my eleventh birthday when I did not receive my Hogwarts acceptance letter and I waited seven hours outside in the rain just to get a good seat at the Hunger Games midnight premiere. I'm terrified of blood and Disney movies make me cry (in a good way). My passions include hippos, hugs, and Hans Zimmer…and uh,long walks on the beach. I'm just a normal girl w
ith a slightly abnormal and frightfully expensive obsession. Nice to meet you!

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick Book Review

 "One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the
My Life Next Door Garretts. All the time."

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything.

As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase's family embraces Samantha - even as she keeps him a secret from her own. Then something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha's world. She's suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

A transporting debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another.

Waiting on Wednesday: Find Me by Romily Bernard

“Find Me.”

These are the words written on Tessa Waye’s diary. The diary that ends up with Wick Tate. But Tessa’s just been found . . . dead.
Wick has the right computer-hacking skills for the job, but little interest in this perverse game of hide-and-seek. Until her sister Lily is the next target.
Then Griff, trailer-park boy next door and fellow hacker, shows up, intent on helping Wick. Is a happy ending possible with the threat of Wick’s deadbeat dad returning, the detective hunting him sniffing around Wick instead, and a killer taunting her at every step?
Foster child. Daughter of a felon. Loner hacker girl. Wick has a bad attitude and sarcasm to spare.
But she’s going to find this killer no matter what.
Because it just got personal.

I'm not usually into mysteries, but can we just admit that this sounds absolutely kickass? The synopsis gives me the chills and it's screaming, "Read me!" Everyone, add this to your TBR because this is going to be interesting :)

My name's Ariella and I'm a 14 year old Canadian girl that loves to read. Everything began with a book called the Lightning Thief and from there I was hooked. I enjoy and read all kinds of genres but my favourites are paranormal and mythology. I love reading YA books but I love Middle Grade books as well. I also blog over at Secrets of Lost Words. You can usually find me crawling on twitter so feel free to contact me!

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish Had Sequels

I love this topic, because there are several books I've read that I wish had sequels. Here are all my picks:

The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson Book Review

The epic conclusion to Rae Carson's Fire and Thorns trilogy. The seventeen-year-old sorcerer-queen will travel into the unknown realm of the enemy to win back her true love, save her country, and uncover the final secrets of her destiny. Elisa is a fugitive in her own country. Her enemies have stolen the man she loves in order to lure her to the gate of
darkness. As she and her daring companions take one last quest into unknown enemy territory to save Hector, Elisa will face hardships she's never imagined. And she will discover secrets about herself and her world that could change the course of history. She must rise up as champion-a champion to those who have hated her most.

Pages: 448
Source: Publisher

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