Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #14

Title: Shades of Earth
Author: Beth Revis
Release Date: January 15th, 2013
Publisher: Razorbill
This is the third and final installment in the Across the Universe Trilogy.

Summary: Amy and Elder have finally left the oppressive walls of the spaceship Godspeed behind. They're ready to start life afresh--to build a home--on Centauri-Earth, the planet that Amy has traveled 25 trillion miles across the universe to experience.

But this new Earth isn't the paradise Amy had been hoping for. There are giant pterodactyl-like birds, purple flowers with mind-numbing toxins, and mysterious, unexplained ruins that hold more secrets than their stone walls first let on. The biggest secret of all? Godspeed's former passengers aren't alone on this planet. And if they're going to stay, they'll have to fight.

Amy and Elder must race to discover who--or what--else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together. They will have to look inward to the very core of what makes them human on this, their most harrowing journey yet. Because if the colony collapses? Then everything they have sacrificed--friends, family, life on Earth--will have been for nothing.

FUELED BY LIES.
RULED BY CHAOS.
ALMOST HOME.


Oh boy am I ever excited to read this one! The first one... amazing. The second one... phenominall. I can only imagine how perfect the third one is going to be! After that HUGE cliffhanger in A Million Suns I really want to know how Amy and Elder cope on Earth and what they find... This is definitely one that I'll be hitting the bookstore for on the release date!

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Stacking the Shelves #1

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Bought at Chapters and Word on the Street:

Of Poseidon - Anna Banks
He's So Not Worth It - Kieran Scott
Cinder - Marissa Meyer
Teen Idol - Meg Cabot
Pushing the Limits - Katie McGarry
Until the End - Christopher Pike
Nevermore - Kelly Creagh
Once in a Full Moon - Ellen Schreiber
Betwixt - Tara Bray Smith

Given to me:

Rapture - Lauren Kate
(Thanks to Hayley)







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Revamping :)

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Fateful Review

Summary: Eighteen-year-old maid Tess Davies is determined to escape the wealthy, troubled family she serves. It's 1912, and Tess has been trapped in the employ of the Lisles for years, amid painful memories and twisted secrets. But now the Lisle family is headed to America, with Tess in tow. Once the ship they're sailing on--the RMS "Titanic"--reaches its destination, Tess plans to strike out and create a new life for herself.

Her single-minded focus shatters when she meets Alec, a handsome first-class passenger who captivates her instantly. But Alec has secrets of his own. He's in a hurry to leave Europe, and whispers aboard the ship say it's because of the tragic end of his last affair with the French actress who died so gruesomely and so mysteriously. . . .

Soon Tess will learn just how dark Alec's past truly is. The danger they face is no ordinary enemy: werewolves exist and are stalking him--and now her, too. Her growing love for Alec will put Tess in mortal peril, and fate will do the same before their journey on the "Titanic" is over.

In "Fateful," "New York Times" bestselling author Claudia Gray delivers paranormal adventure, dark suspense, and alluring romance set against the opulent backdrop of the "Titanic"'s first--and last--voyage.


Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Review: I've been wanting to read Fateful ever since a friend of mine told me how good it was - and I finally got the chance to! Boy am I glad I finally got around to it... it was amazing! It made me laugh, cry, simmer with anger, and swoon with all of the passion within its pages. It was written perfectly and I wouldn't change a thing about it!

It's been awhile since I've read a book that I couldn't put down so this was a real treat for me. It was exciting from front to back with not a boring spot to be found. The characters were lively and energetic with a multitude of problems that just made the book that much more interesting. The plot was unique with a daring mixture of the supernatural and history, but it ended up working out better than I ever imagined it could!

Tess Davies and Alec Marlowe were a great match as the hero and heroine of the story. They both had enough spunk to liven up the story but they also had their vulnerable moments when we got to really see them as people. I found them to be a great match that only enhanced and never hindered this book. There was also the other minor characters such as Miss Irene, Ned, Lady Regina, Myriam, George, and Mikhail. Some kind, some evil, all of these characters played a great role in Fateful. They each had their own personalities and quirks that really kept this book going.

And then we have the backdrop to the whole story - The Titanic. Reading this book made me really and truly understand what it must have been like for all of those thousands of people so long ago. And I'm not just talking about what you learn in history class - reading the way Claudia explained in detail what happened as the ship went down and describing the absolute panic and gut-wrenching fear that so many people faced in the face of death was heartbreaking. That was the part that made me cry - the part where I really understood, to the best of my ability of course, what must have happened to all of those aboard the Titanic.

Overall, Fateful was an absolutely amazing book that I would recommend to anyone who can read! It's mix of the Titanic and werewolves is truly different and unique and I loved every second of it! Congratulations to miss Claudia Gray for writing such an outstanding novel.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Almost 200 Followers Giveaway!

Hey everybody! With school starting up, I haven't been on as much as I would like, but I've decided to have a giveaway to get myself back into the blogging world :) Since I didn't want to wait, the giveaway is called my Almost 200 Followers Giveaway - hopefully, I get 200 followers by the end of it :)

Alright so here are the rules and what's up for grabs:

Rules:

♥ This giveaway is international - anyone can enter!
♥ You must be followng I HEART BOOKS - because it's a follower giveaway :)
♥ Only ONE winner will be chosen
♥ The winner may choose ONE book
♥ Have fun and good luck!
SIDENOTE: If this giveaway brings me to 300 followers, I will add one more winner and 3 more books!

Just fill out the Rafflecoptor form below!

Possible Prizes:

 

Alone in the Classroom - Elizabeth Hay
A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty - Joshilyn Jackson
You Are Not Here - Samantha Schutz
iBoy - Kevin Brooks
Cold Fury - T.M. Goeglein
The Waiting Sky - Lara Zielin

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