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February New Release Giveaway

Hi everyone! It's the second month of 2013, so I'm having another new release giveaway. There were so many amazing choices this month, but I picked out another 8 books that all look great. For the January New Release Giveaway, the winner was Christina K., who chose Catherine by April Lindner. This giveaway is also international and will end at the end of February. Good luck! :)

Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)City of a Thousand DollsThe Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3)Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2)Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society, #3)Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)Mind Games (Mind Games, #1)























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Boundless by Cynthia Hand Book Review

Boundless (Unearthly, #3)
The past few years have held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner could ever have anticipated. Yet from the dizzying highs of first love, to the agonizing low of losing someone close to her, the one thing she can no longer deny is that she was never meant to live a normal life. Since discovering the special role she plays among the other angel-bloods, Clara has been determined to protect Tucker Avery from the evil that follows her . . . even if it means breaking both their hearts. Leaving town seems like the best option, so she’s headed back to California - and so is Christian Prescott, the irresistible boy from the vision that started her on this journey in the first place.As Clara makes her way in a world that is frighteningly new, she discovers that the fallen angel who attacked her is watching her every move. And he’s not the only one. . . . With the battle against the Black Wings looming, Clara knows she must finally fulfil her destiny. But it won’t come without sacrifices and betrayal.
In the riveting finale of the Unearthly series, Clara must decide her fate once and for all
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Waiting on Wednesday: How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer

How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True
Like Meg Cabot, Sarah Strohmeyer has a gift for creating smart, funny girls teen readers love. She’s done it again with Zoe, heroine of her latest romcom.
 
In YA novel How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True, Zoe learns there is a dark core under the glittering façade of the fairy-tale themed amusement park (cough, Disneyland, cough) where she’s a summer intern. For starters, her boss has a blacker heart than Snow White’s stepmother, and the other interns are worse backstabbers than Cinderella’s step-sisters.
 
On the upside, she has the chance of romance with a real-life Prince Charming, and a shot at winning a big heap of cash. If she can just live through a summer in the Fairyland Kingdom.

My favorite contemporary for 2012 was Smart Girls Get What They Want, so I am super excited to read Sarah Strohmeyer's other book! I love the idea of the main character having a summer job at an amusement park What are you waiting on? :)








Splintered by A.G Howard Book Review

Splintered
This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as wellas a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.


Hooked by Liz Fichera Book Review

Hooked
Get hooked on a girl named Fred... 
HE said: Fred Oday is a girl? Why is a girl taking my best friends spot on the boy's varsity golf team?
SHE said: Can I seriously do this? Can I join the boys' team? Everyone will hate me - especially Ryan Berenger.
HE said: Coach expects me to partner with Fred on the green? That is crazy bad. Fred's got to go - especially now that I can't get her out of my head. So not happening.
SHE said: Ryan can be nice, when he's not being a jerk. Like the time he carried my golf bag. But the girl from the rez and the spoiled rich boy from the suburbs? So not happening.
But there's no denying that things are happening as the girl with the killer swing takes on the boy with the killer smile...

Stacking The Shelves #15

Hi everyone! I haven't been able to film a vlog lately, so I just used pictures of the books in this post. I'd love to check out everyone else's Stacking The Shelves :)

Purchased Print Copies:
Boundless (Unearthly, #3)Cinders & Sapphires (At Somerton, #1)

For Review (via Edelweiss):
Born Of IllusionLife After TheftReboot (Reboot, #1)ToweringTransparentThe WardParallel



















I'm pretty new to Edelweiss, and I read e-books on my computer, but they put up so many amazing new titles this week! :) I'm extremely excited to read all of them.

Boundless by Cynthia Hand-I am so excited to read the conclusion to the Unearthly trilogy. I also really, really want Clara to choose Tucker, please! ;)

Cinders and Sapphires by Leila Rasheed-I saw two great reviews for it at blogs I really love, and the historical setting sounds amazing!

Towering by Alex Flinn- I love fairytale retellings, so I'm very much looking to reading this one.

Born of Illusion by Teri Brown: Oh my gosh. I practically hyperventilated when I saw this on Edelweiss. It sounds so, so incredible. I love the idea of the main character being related to Harry Houdini. Also, the setting is the 1920's. It's just so cool!

Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike- I really liked her Wings series, so I'm curious to see what this one is like.

Parallel by Lauren Miller- I hadn't heard of Parallel before this week, but the idea behind it is so amazing. Also, it doesn't hurt that the cover is gorgeous ;)

Transparent by Natalie Whipple-An invisible girl?!

Reboot by Amy Tintera- The idea for this is so interesting to me.

The Ward by Jordana Frankel- This just sounds like an amazing debut!


I'd love to visit your Stacking The Shelves, just leave a link in the comments! :)


Salvation by Anne Osterlund Book Review

Salvation
Salvador Resendez--Salva to his friends--appears to have it all. His Mexican immigrant family has high expectations, and Salva intends to fulfill them. He's student body president, quarterback of the football team, and has a near-perfect GPA. Everyone loves him.
Especially Beth Courant, AKA the walking disaster area. Dreamy and shy, Beth is used to blend
ing into the background. But she's also smart, and she has serious plans for her future.
Popular guy and bookish girl--the two have almost nothing in common. Until fate throws them together and the attraction is irresistible. Soon Beth is pushing Salva to set his sights higher than ever--because she knows he has more to offer, more than even he realizes.
Then tragedy strikes--and threatens to destroy everything that Salva has worked for. Will Beth's love be enough to save him?

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin Book Review

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)
Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.
She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.

Waiting on Wednesday: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

The Distance Between Us
Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.
So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.

I loved Pivot Point by Kasie West, and I think this novel sounds even more amazing! I'm a huge fan of contemporaries, and both the storyline and cover for The Distance Between Us look great. What are you waiting on? :)












Everbound by Brodi Ashton Book Review

Everbound (Everneath, #2)
Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity — a debt that should’ve been hers. She’s living a borrowed life, and she doesn’t know what to do with the guilt. And every night Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away.
Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who wants to make her his queen — and the one person least likely to help. But his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to assist her in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself.
Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than they’d anticipated — and more deadly. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack — even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.
In this enthralling sequel to Everneath, Brodi Ashton tests the bonds of destiny and explores the lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love.

Memorable Quotes 1/3: The Ones That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

Hi everyone! Certain quotes just stick with me over time, and I thought I'd do a feature to highlight some of my favorite quotes. I have so many I like, so I decided to break it down into three sections, each with a different type of quote. These are the ones that made me laugh :)

Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep Book Review

Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy, #1)My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy; a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest. But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someon
e stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I'm determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why; especially since I should have been the one who died...

New Blog Button Design

Hi! As you can probably tell from the sidebar, I changed the design of my blog button. I wanted to try something different, so I asked Lisseth from Read-A-Holicz if she could make me one. She does some really amazing designs! I love pink, and I thought her design looked great. What do you think? :)
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The Pledge by Kimberly Derting Book Review

The Pledge (The Pledge, #1)
In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she's spent her life trying to hide h
er secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.
Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can't be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country's only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons Book Review

Article 5 (Article 5, #1) New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.
The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.
There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.
Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren't always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it's hard for her to forget that people weren't always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It's hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.
Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.
That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings—the only boy Ember has ever loved.

Waiting on Wednesday: Our Song by Jordanna Fraiberg

Our Song
Olive Bell has spent her entire life in the beautiful suburb of Vista Valley, with a picture-perfect home, a loving family, and a seemingly perfect boyfriend. But after a near-fatal car accident, she’s haunted by a broken heart and a melody that she cannot place. Then Olive meets Nick. He’s dark, handsome, mysterious . . . and Olive feels connected to him in a way she can’t explain. Is there such a thing as fate? The two embark on a whirlwind romance—until Nick makes a troubling confession. Heartbroken, Olive pieces together what really happened the night of her accident and arrives at a startling revelation. Only by facing the truth can she uncover the mystery behind the song and the power of what it means to love someone.

I love the idea for Our Song. I think it'll be interesting to figure out the mystery surrounding the accident and I'm excited to read about it! I also really like the pink on the cover. What are you waiting on? :)



The Unloved by Jennifer Snyder Book Review

The Unloved
Sometimes the love our heart needs to heal can be found in the familiar eyes of a childhood friend...
Julie Porter learned the hard way that trust is something which must be earned and not something to be given out lightly, those who say they love you are those who hold the power to hurt you most, and best friends can help you survive anything—until they move away.
Nick Owen knows a thing or two about a hard life. At a young age Nick learned how to take a hit and to make lemonade out of the lemons life tossed his way. Returning home after nearly two years of being away, all Nick cares about now is protecting his mom from the abusive hands of his father and catching up with his best friend—the girl who lived across the street, the girl he can’t seem to stop thinking about.
Finally reunited after two years apart, Nick and Julie are about to learn that age does nothing to protect you from life’s trials and tribulations, heartache and loss, but maybe together they’ll find a way to survive.

The Blogger List

Hi everyone! I just found out about this amazing opportunity Entangled Publishing is having for bloggers. Here is what the post says:

Calling all bloggers!

Calling all bloggers!

Entangled needs you! *points at you*

Be part of The List.

Here's what you need to know:

One of my awesome publicists at Entangled is compiling a list of bloggers.

Do you have a blog?

Do you love to review books?

Do you want access to books before they release?

If your answers to these questions is a resounding "YES" then you're the right blogger for the job.

We want you! Now's a great time to join The List.

If you want to be a part of The List, here's what you have to do:

1. Add Til Death to your Goodreads TBR pile:http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16129271-til-death

and

2. Leave the following in the comments section:

a. Your Name

b. Your Blog URL

c. Your Goodreads Name

d. Your Email Address


Go to the post here: http://kateevangelistarandr.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/we-want-youto-be-part-of-list.html

This is such an amazing opportunity and I love a lot of the books Entangled puts out, like Obsidian and Onyx ;) If you're a blogger, you should definitely check it out!











Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi Book Review

Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2)It's been months since Aria last saw Perry. Months since Perry was named Blood Lord of the Tides, and Aria was charged with an impossible mission. Now, finally, they are about to be reunited. But their reunion is far from perfect. The Tides don't take kindly to Aria, a former Dweller. And with the worsening Aether storms threatening the tribe's precarious existence, Aria begins to fear that leaving Perry behind might be the only way to save them both.
Threatened by false friends, hidden enemies, and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night?
In this second book in her spellbinding Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi combines fantasy and dystopian elements to create a captivating love story as perilous as it is unforgettable.


Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos Book Review

Out of ReachHow do you find someone who doesn’t want to be found? A girl searches for her missing addict brother while confronting her own secrets in this darkly lyrical novel.Rachel has always idolized her older brother Micah. He struggles with addiction, but she tells herself that he’s in control. And she almost believes it. Until the night that Micah doesn’t come home.
Rachel’s terrified—and she can’t help bu
t feel responsible. She should have listened when Micah tried to confide in her. And she only feels more guilt when she receives an anonymous note telling her that Micah is nearby and in danger.
With nothing more to go on than hope and a slim lead, Rachel and Micah’s best friend, Tyler, begin the search. Along the way, Rachel will be forced to confront her own dark secrets, her growing attraction to Tyler…and the possibility that Micah may never come home.

Stacking The Shelves #14 / Weekly Wrap-Up #4

Hi! Here's my first Stacking The Shelves of 2013. I'd love to visit your Stacking The Shelves, also! :)


Bought:
Doomed by Tracey Deebs
Just One Day by Gayle Foreman
Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
Shadowlands by Kate Brian 

For Review:
Apollyon by Jennifer Armentrout

* Thank you so much to Spencer Hill Press! 


Weekly Wrap-Up

Monday:

Tuesday:
I posted my review of Just One Day by Gayle Foreman. It was so amazing!
Wednesday:
I reviewed Shadowlands by Kate Brian.

I also posted a Waiting on Wednesday for Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter!

Thursday:
I reviewed Rift by Andrea Cremer. It was a great book :)

Friday:
I posted my 3rd Which Cover? post. What do you think of the covers?

Books Read This Week:
Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi- This book was so incredibly amazing, I loved it!

Timepiece by Myra McEntire- This was another great book with so many twists and turns.


Giveaways:
I'm giving away your choice of a January new release from 8 different options.

I'm also still giving away your choice of 1 of 3 books I've reviewed from Merit Press

Lastly, my blogoversary giveaway is still going on. You can win a 2013 release or any book ever reviewed on the blog :)



Which Cover? #3

Hi everyone! It's the third edition of Which Cover? and the first 2013 one. Here are all the new cover changes I found :)

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)
My Opinion: Older- I love the original cover. I think it's so pretty and much more intriguing. I also love the flowers! I think the new cover isn't very unique.

Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Glow (Sky Chasers, #1)Glow

My Opinion: Newer- I don't really like either cover too much, but I like how the letters have the girl inside them and the pink in the second one. 

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)The Immortal Rules
My Opinion: Older- I do not like the new cover for The Immortal Rules at all. It doesn't show anything about the book and I'd probably pass over it if I saw it a bookstore. I'm sad the paperback looks like that :(

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Nightshade (Nightshade, #1)Nightshade (Nightshade, #1)
My Opinion: Older- I recently read Rift, and now I'm super interested in reading the Nightshade series. I love the shade of purple used in the older cover and I just think it's much prettier, in general.


Which covers do you prefer? :)